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Alonso believes that Chelsea deserved to win

first_imgChelsea managed to beat Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup final game yesterday and Marcos Alonso believes that it was a well-deserved win as his team stuck to their game plan and it all worked out well.The full-back insisted that the Blues deserved to lift the trophy as they were the better side against José Mourinho’s Red Devils and their victory was just a result of well-structured and organized game plan.The former Fiorentina player spoke about his side’s win as he said, according to chelseafc.com:harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I think it was well-deserved. We knew playing this way we were going to suffer but the team defended very well and we scored one of the few chances we had.”“We felt comfortable, even if we suffered a little bit because 90 minutes defending against good players. We stayed compact during the whole game and we helped each other out, so I think it was a much-deserved win.”“It was hard, not only in the second half but in the first half as well. We knew playing this way we were going to suffer and we had to defend a lot but I think we did a great game. We had a plan we executed very well and I’m very happy for the title.”last_img read more

Emile Smith Rowe joins Leipzig

first_imgArsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe has joined RB Leipzig on loan until the end of the season.Smith Rowe has impressed at the club this season, scoring three goals from his six first-team appearances, in the UEFA Europa League and Carabao Cup.The 18-year-old has also featured in Premier League matchday squads but is yet to make his league debut.The Gunners confirmed Smith Rowe has made the move in order to gain more playing time on the pitch under his belt.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Emile is a promising young player. This move will get him valuable competitive action which is important as he continues his development,” Arsenal manager Unai Emery said, according to Sky Sports.Smith Rowe joins Reiss Nelson, who’s currently on loan at TSG Hoffenheim, as the second Arsenal player on loan in the Bundesliga.Leipzig currently in fourth place in the German League with 34 points from 19 games.last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE Nationwide to discuss pensions engagement at Employee Benefits Live

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Ian Baines (pictured), head of pensions at Nationwide Building Society, is to discuss how employers can encourage and support staff to save more for their retirement at Employee Benefits Live 2017.The session, titled ‘Boosting retirement prospects for employees’, will form part of the workplace pensions conference stream on Tuesday 10 October.During the session, Baines will discuss how employers can influence employees to take ownership of their pensions. This will include a look at defined contribution (DC) pension structures and communication methods that organisations can employ to help staff be more engaged with managing their own retirement outcomes.He will talk through the initiatives Nationwide implemented to help employees save more for retirement. These include moving to a contribution model which automatically defaults employees to the maximum, not minimum, contribution level, as well as its forthcoming launch of a pensions e-learning module to help employees improve their knowledge and understanding.Baines will also discuss the importance of fun and creative staff communications, showcasing videos and films that helped Nationwide Building Society successfully implement the changes to its pension offering. These were designed to steer pensions conversations away from technicalities to instead look at retirement aspirations and lifestyles, which Nationwide Building Society promoted using poster and poem competitions. “What it did was it encouraged people to start talking about what retirement meant for them but not in the classic pound, shilling and pence; […], It was what people aspired to, [and] what they dreamed to,” he said.“It’s really all about, against the backdrop of auto-enrolment, trying to encourage people to engage with their pension and save more. I’ll be talking about […] how [we have] gone about trying to engage with our employees and get them to take more ownership of their pension, save more into their pension, manage their pension more, look towards retirement in terms of what they’re on track for and whether that’s going to be enough.“I’m giving a practitioner’s insight into how we’ve gone about trying to improve engagement with our employees and get them to do more, so some interesting behavioural nudges at play [that] might be interesting for others to hear about.”Employee Benefits Live 2017 will take place on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 October at Olympia National, London.For more information or to book your place.last_img read more

Pay more attention to pregnant women children Director to

first_imgYadadri-Bhongir: Director of Health, Medical and Family Welfare, Dr Yogita Rana, here on Friday urged the doctors to pay more attention on providing medical aid to pregnant women and children.The Director was inspecting the Government Area Hospital in Bhongir. She directed the officials to register the name of the Asha workers accompanying the pregnant woman to the hospital. She also urged the officials to ensure that the Asha workers guide the pregnant women during medical examination. Also Read – Vemulawada school seized after road accident Advertise With Us She enquired about distribution of KCR Kits to the women. She also examined the list of pregnant women registered with the hospital. She advised the doctors to ensure that more normal deliveries take place. She interacted with patients and enquired about the facilities and the treatment being provided to them. District collector Anitha Ramachandran, District Medical Officer Dr Sambasiva Rao, hospital officials, doctors and others participated in the progamme.last_img read more

Khaleda cant move left hand Fakhrul

first_imgMirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. File photoBNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday night voiced deep concern over their chairperson Khaleda Zia’s ‘deteriorated’ health condition in jail, reports UNB.Speaking at a press conference, he demanded the government immediately take steps for better treatment of the BNP chief.The press conference was held at the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office after some of Khaleda’s relatives met her in jail.”We’ve come to know from madam’s [Khaleda] family members that her health condition has seriously deteriorated. She is so sick that she can’t move her left hand. We’re deeply worried over her falling health condition,” Fakhrul said.He questioned as to why the government is not ensuring better treatment for Khaleda despite their party’s repeated demand.The BNP leader warned that the government will be held responsible if anything bad happens to their chairperson.He alleged that the government is showing a cruel attitude towards Khaleda and not providing her proper treatment with a ‘heinous’ motive to keep her away from politics.”The government’s such attitude towards a national leader can’t be accepted.”Earlier, in the afternoon, Khaleda Zia’s sister Selima Islam and her four family members met the BNP chief at abandoned Dhaka central jail at Nazimuddin Road.last_img read more

Saudi asylum seeker deletes Twitter account after death threats

first_imgRahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, a Saudi woman who claims to be fleeing her country and family, is seen in Bangkok, Thailand on 7 January 2019 in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media. Reuters File PhotoA Saudi teenager who fled to Thailand saying she feared her family would kill her deleted her Twitter account on Friday after getting death threats, a friend said, while she awaits a decision on where she might be granted asylum.Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, arrived in Thailand on Saturday and was initially denied entry.She soon started posting messages on Twitter from the transit area of Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport saying she had “escaped Kuwait” and her life would be in danger if forced to return to Saudi Arabia.Within hours, a campaign sprang up dubbed #SaveRahaf, spread on Twitter by a loose network of activists.Thai authorities allowed her to enter the country on Monday and the UN refugee agency later referred her case to Australia for consideration for refugee resettlement.Around mid-day on Friday, her Twitter account, @rahaf84427714, went offline after she posted that she had “bad and good news!”The account reappeared briefly about an hour later but went offline again within minutes.A Twitter user known as Nourah, whom Qunun has referred to as a friend, tweeted that Qunun “received death threats and for this reason she closed her Twitter account”.Qunun, who is staying in Bangkok at an undisclosed location and was not available for comment, had earlier said on Twitter she had been receiving death threats from a relative on the social media platform.Sophie McNeill, an Australia Broadcast Corp. journalist who has had direct contact with Qunun, said the teenager was “safe and fine” but was taking a short break from Twitter.“She’s just been receiving a lot of death threats,” McNeill said on Twitter.Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said on Thursday Australia was assessing whether to grant Qunun asylum.While Payne said there was “no timeframe” for a decision, Thailand’s immigration department chief, Surachate Hakparn, said it should become clear by Friday evening where Qunun would be granted asylum.“Her physical and mental heath is good,” Surachate told reporters.“We should know by this evening which country she’ll be going to.”last_img read more

Houston Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Representatives Attend Trump Inauguration

first_imgListen Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /01:04 Dr. Laura Murillo had already met with Donald Trump’s transition team in recent weeks. She says it’s important for the country to unite, and ensure that everyone is included. “With this administration more than ever, the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will continue the dialogue to represent the millions of Latinos. We will continue to be at the table. Our chamber has always worked with both sides.”   Dr. Murillo says there are many issues that are important to Houston because of its geographic location. “NAFTA, trade, DACA, individuals who are Dreamers, the border, issues regarding health care, some of them impact Houston a little bit more than others. The Houston Chamber of Commerce wants to be part of bringing together people so we can move forward. Too much is at stake.”     President Trump is leading a divided country split between Americans enthralled and horrified by his victory. He says the transition isn’t just from one president to another, but also a transfer of power from Washington and giving it back to the people.last_img read more

CBS Interactive Chief Jim Lanzone We Have a Tiger by the Tail

first_img“That’s why building SVOD and AVOD platforms has been such a priority for us,” Lanzone said, noting that some two-thirds of CBS All Access’ estimated 4 million subscribers still take the lower-priced service that has advertising in original series such as “Star Trek: Discovery” and “The Good Fight.” The ad-supported services have become a vital tool in a short time.“Advertisers want more premium video from us and this is the way to bring it to them,” he said. CBS All Access and the AVODs “work together in a nesting-doll approach.”Lanzone said the news, sports and entertainment services were launched in response to consumer demand that CBS Interactive was able to glean from analyzing user behavior across all of CBS’ digital footprint. He emphasized that CBS Corp. is well positioned as Disney, WarnerMedia and Apple also move into the streaming arena.“We’re about to see the space get a lot more crowded,” Lanzone said. “We’ve been able to consistently understand user behavior. And we know we have a tiger by the tail. The consumer wants more content from us.”Lanzone also stressed CBS Corp.’s bona fides as “pure content company with purity of mission to understand why we’re in this space and how we compete.” He acknowledged that there are likely to be challenging decisions ahead as more outlets move into the streaming aggregation market such as Pluto TV, which was just acquired by Viacom.“There are a certain number of seats on this rocket ship that is about to take off. There’s a seat on that rocket ship for us,” he said.Lanzone was sanguine about the state of the digital-native content market, suggesting that CBS Corp. was smart to sit out the investment and acquisition rush of the past few years for such firms as Vice, Buzzfeed, Vox Media and Machinima, which attracted big dollars from Disney, NBCUniversal and others.“We weathered the new media gold rush that happened in the past five years,” Lanzone said. “Coming from the internet side, we had a different way to view those companies and what they might be worth. As the prices went up, we stayed very conservative on them from an acquisition standpoint. In hindsight those were the right moves for us.” Related Silicon Valleywood: Content Creators Discuss if Storytelling is Driven by Data MENLO PARK, Calif. — CBS All Access can’t serve up addressable advertising inventory fast enough for marketers hungry to reach consumers watching premium video online. That was the upbeat outlook shared by CBS Interactive CEO Jim Lanzone during his keynote address on Tuesday at Variety’s Silicon Valleywood presented by PwC.“There’s not a form of advertising hotter than OTT video,” Lanzone said in a Q&A that kicked off the daylong gathering at Rosewood Sand Hill resort. “It’s premium, it’s addressable. We are sold out basically at all times.”Lanzone noted that much of the bulk growth in digital advertising is driven by direct response marketers, or what he described as “the bottom of the funnel.” The premium-content approach that CBS Interactive has focused on — from CBS All Access to the ad-supported free services CBSN, CBS Sports HQ and ET Live — is designed to deliver the most valuable inventory from a CPM basis rather than tonnage a la Google and Facebook.center_img Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg-Produced United Nations Comedy in Development at CBS Variety co-editor-in-chief Andrew Wallenstein pressed Lanzone on the big-picture M&A question hanging over all of CBS Corp. at present, as expectations grow for a reunion of CBS and Viacom in the not-so-distant future. Lanzone would not comment on the prospect for a deal, but he said the streaming platforms CBS Interactive has built are sturdy, wholly owned and have plenty of room to grow.“It’s easy to plug and play with us,” Lanzone said. “I like that there are a lot of different opportunities out there that will be additive to what we want to do.”last_img read more

first_img PlayStation 4 Becomes Fastest Console to Sell 100 Million‘Death Stranding’ Is Your PlayStation 4 Holiday Exclusive Stay on target The PlayStation 4 has dominated the Xbox One this entire generation. However, Microsoft’s console does have something Sony’s doesn’t: a premium controller. Though the DualShock 4 is great, it doesn’t have the versatility of the Xbox Elite controller. Now thanks to SCUF, the PS4 finally has a legit premium controller to call its own. The new SCUF Vantage is the perfect answer to the Xbox Elite controller and a must-have peripheral for PS4 players who want to get the most out of their games.The SCUF Vantage is more or less an upgraded version of the Impact controller. Like that device, the Vantage features four back paddle buttons, which users can customize with the functions of the face and shoulder buttons. The controller has rubberized handles which make it easier to grip if one’s hands become sweaty. It has removable vibration modules, thumbsticks, d-pad, and trigger buttons. Users can add concave or domed thumbsticks, a control disk d-pad, and extended triggers. They can also change how quickly the triggers stop when pressed and the amount of tension they have.As far as new features are concerned, the main one is the overall design of the controller. The Vantage is actually similar to an Xbox One controller with its asymmetrical thumbstick placement. Even the shape of the handles is very reminiscent of an Xbox One controller. Some PlayStation purists may scoff at the Xbox-like design, but one can’t deny the results. Because of the design and the rubber grips, the Vantage feels absolutely perfect in one’s hands.In addition to the back paddles, the Vantage has two extra buttons on the left and right-hand sides. Like the paddles, you can assign them to have the functions of any of the shoulder and face buttons. Given their placement, the SAX buttons (as they’re called) are easy to press by simply extending one’s index finger. If you don’t want to use these buttons, you can always remove them. I didn’t have much need for these extra buttons, but I kept them on since I like the way they look on the controller.Another new feature is the slide bar located between the handles. With this, one can control audio when using a headset. Sliding one’s thumb to the left lowers the volume while going to the right raises it. One can mute the mic by pressing the slide bar. The only catch is that the slide bar only works in wired mode. That aside, the slide bar is a neat feature that makes volume control effortless to access.The anti-friction rings around the thumbsticks are another awesome new feature. As the name implies, the rings reduce friction, which makes for smoother motions when using the sticks. The rings come in various colors and it’s (literally) a snap to swap them out. It would be easy to overlook the anti-friction rings since they aren’t as obvious as some of the other features. However, they do a lot to enhance the overall gameplay experience. It’s the little things that have the greatest impact, after all.The removable vibration modules are a big deal. The Impact controller I own doesn’t have them. Because of that, the controller feels very light. This is fine for some, but personally, I prefer my controllers to have some weight. The Vantage controller is slightly heavier than a DualShock 4, which is ideal for me. At the same time, it isn’t heavy to the point where it’ll tire your hands during extended play sessions. The weight is spot on.For this review, I tested the wired and wireless Vantage controllers. They’re both identical in terms of overall features, with the only exception being one is playable wirelessly. The interesting thing about the wireless controller is that one can set it to wired mode for reduced latency. If you’re playing a single player game, this feature isn’t really necessary. It’s most useful when playing online, where you want to eliminate as much lag as possible. The wireless controller comes with a 10-foot long wire, which should be more than enough length for most users. Of the two controllers, I preferred the wireless model, though both are equally great.Customizing the Vantage is relatively straightforward. Removing the magnetic faceplate to swap out the thumbsticks and vibration modules is a breeze. It’s also easy to program and reprogram the back paddles and SAX buttons. You’ll still need to use the SCUF key when adjusting the tension of the triggers. Besides that, all that’s required is one’s bare hands.The SCUF Vantage comes in a relatively large box containing a 10-foot cable, domed thumbsticks, extended triggers, extra anti-friction rings, a control disk d-pad, and a SCUF key. You’ll also find a hardshell case to keep the controller inside of when not in use. I really like how the box opens from the top like a music box. Though the package is somewhat large, I’m hesitant to toss it out. It looks so cool! I definitely want to give SCUF props on designing such an awesome looking box.As far as I’m concerned, the SCUF Vantage is by far the best PlayStation controller available. SCUF truly went all out when designing this bad boy. It feels fantastic to use and the amount of customization options is without equal. At $169.99 for wired and $199.99 wireless, the controllers aren’t exactly cheap. However, they’re worth every single penny. I know I’ll be hard pressed to go back to the regular DualShock 4. If you have the cash, you owe it to yourself to try out the SCUF Vantage. You will not be disappointed.See our review of PowerA’s officially licensed wireless Nintendo Switch Controllers. Find out how 8BitDo’s DIY mod-kits can help you repurpose old controllers. See SCUF’s pretty in pink Valentine’s controller. 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first_img Explore further The protein process, a series of chemical reactions officially known as the mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) signal transduction cascade, plays a role in many cellular functions, including cell growth and development, cell division, and death. Inhibiting the cascade in tumor cells slows their growth and makes them easier to kill via chemotherapy.The MAPK cascade is the focus of much study because of its role in turning healthy cells into tumor cells and regulating tumor-cell functions. Because one drawback of chemotherapy is that it tends to kill normal cells along with malignant ones, interrupting the MAPK cascade in tumor cells could lead to cancer therapies that are more targeted and don’t induce as many side effects, which tend to leave cancer patients so sick.In this case, the researchers, from Harvard Medical School and National Chemical Laboratories, in India, designed nanoparticles from a biodegradable polymer material that chemically bond to a MAPK inhibitor, a molecule that disrupts the MAPK cascade. When tumor cells “ingest” the nanoparticles through the cell membrane, the particles release the inhibitor. In mice with melanoma, a cancer typically found in skin, this method slowed the growth of the tumors and increased the effectiveness of the chemotherapy drug they were given, cisplatin, which is used to treat most cancers. With further research, this work could lead to more successful chemotherapy treatments in humans.Notably, this work is the first published report of a MAPK inhibition method that has been combined with nanoparticle-based tumor targeting, another area that shows promise for cancer treatments. The research opens a door to the use of nanoparticles and other nanostructures as vehicles for blocking or interrupting the processes that cause tumors to grow.For more information: Sudipta Basu, Rania Harfouche, Shivani Soni, Geetanjali Chimote, Raghunath A. Mashelkar, and Shiladitya Sengupta (April 21, 2009) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 10.1073/pnas.0902857106© 2009 PhysOrg.com Citation: Nanoparticles May Help Optimize Chemotherapy (2009, May 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-05-nanoparticles-optimize-chemotherapy.html A more direct delivery of cancer drugs to tumorscenter_img (PhysOrg.com) — A research group reported recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that they have engineered nanoparticles to help block a protein process that takes place in tumors, making the tumors more susceptible to chemotherapy treatment. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Deleted Banksy Instagram video shows how he built shredder into 1 million

first_imgFamed underground graffiti artist Banksy went viral over the weekend when he shocked a Sotheby’s auction crowd by triggering a painting  – The Girl with the Red Balloon – to shred itself immediately after it was sold for more than $1 million to a bidder.The viral video of the stunt only showed the painting after the deed had been done, but a since deleted Instagram video by Banksy shows the actual shredding of the painting and footage of him building the shredder into the frame, “In case it was ever put up for auction.”Based on the looks on the faces of all the blue bloods and stuffed shirts at the auction, it looks like was well worth the extra effort.last_img read more

Fourth and last unit of Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme comes into commercial

first_imgEskom’s Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme has brought Unit 3 into commercial operation, thus effectively adding 333MW onto the South African power grid.  All four units at Ingula are now commercial and produce a total of 1332 MW.These units are now part of Eskom’s Peaking fleet of power stations. Ingula can respond to demand increases on the National Grid within two-and-a-half minutes.Commercial operation is when the construction and optimisation of the unit is complete and the operator, Eskom Generation division in this case, takes over the plant and runs it on a commercial basis. Ingula Unit 3 was resynchronised to the grid in October last year post repairs based on an incident during the optimisation process. Eskom’s Interim Group Chief Executive Matshela Koko said: “The commercial operation of Unit 3 completes the Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme project.“This will further strengthen security of power supply to South African homes and businesses. I am thrilled that we are on track to deliver all New Build projects on line timeously. This achievement would not have been possible without the hardworking team at Ingula and strong executive leadership in Eskom.” Eskom Ingula’s four units are located 350 metres underground in the world’s largest machine hall in mud-rock. To turn the more than 500-ton rotating mass of the Generator Rotor and Turbine, water is released from Ingula’s upper dam, Bedford Dam, situated 460 metres higher and two kilometres away. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Water flows at high speeds down to the turbines at around 60km per hour, with enough water passing through each turbine to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool in six seconds.Rotating at 428 revolutions per minute, each unit will produce 333MW, a total for the station of 1332MW.Unit 4 went into commercial operation on June 10 last year, while Unit 2 went into commercial operation on August 22 last year and Unit 1 went into commercial operation on August 30 last year respectively.In terms of capacity, Ingula is Africa’s newest and largest pumped storage scheme and the 14th largest pumped storage scheme in the world.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: K.W. The Mercer 2011 Quality of Living Survey has ranked Auckland the third most liveable city in the world, following European cities of Vienna and Zurich.Last year placed fourth, New Zealand’s harbour side city was credited for a good surrounding environment of parks and beaches and a wide selection of restaurants. “This is an outstanding result for the destination.  Auckland has performed consistently well in this survey, but to jump to third spot and be the only Southern Hemisphere city ranked in the world’s top 10 is an excellent achievement,” Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development (ATEED) manager Jason Hill said.Auckland was on show with the recent Rugby World Cup 2011, which saw the region enjoy a strong growth in visitor numbers of 28 per cent in September and October compared to last year.  Along with New Zealand’s Rugby World Cup win, this is yet another achievement the country can be proud of.    “The liveability of a city typically makes it more attractive for visitors and we expect to see this reflected in positive levels of visitor satisfaction,” Mr Hill said.  last_img read more

4 Faro The capital of the Algarve offers plenty o

first_img4. FaroThe capital of the Algarve offers plenty of distractions, such as a metal fish market designed by Gustav Eiffel (of tower fame) and the free Trem Gallery of Municipal Art (open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 6pm and Saturday to Sunday 10.30am to 5pm). You can peruse our guide to Faro for more ideas on what to do in the town. In terms of nearby beaches, Ilha de Faro is just out of town near the airport, but it can get very busy – Praia da Falésia further west tends to be quieter and offers a long stretch of sand and some wind shelter thanks to its high cliffs. East from Faro is the enormous Parque Natural da Ria Formosa. This protected area is home to a string of sandbank islands that can only be reached by boat, hence these golden sands remain relatively quiet compared to the rest of the Algarve. Armona island is around 20 minutes by ferry from the coastal town of Olhão (check the ferry timetable here) and hosts miles of unspoiled sandy beaches. Where to stayPousada Palacio de Estoi is a small luxury hotel to the north of Faro that has some beautiful gardens and large rooms with balconies – perfect for a tranquil getaway.Find hotels in Faro 2. LagosWith its sixteenth-century walls, cobbled streets and attractive churches, Lagos is a thoroughly pleasant place to take a family stroll. The Museu Municipal (open 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 5.30pm Tuesday to Sunday, entry €3) has all sorts of interesting trinkets on display, from Roman mosaics to swords and pistols, while the Igreja de Santo António next door is an incredibly ornate baroque church dating from the early eighteenth century. Head out to Ponta da Piedade on the coast for some stunning cliff-top views, but if it’s beaches you’re looking for, the four-kilometre-long Meia Praia offers plenty of room to stretch out your beach towel.Where to stayVila Valverde is a refurbished nineteenth-century country house that’s surrounded by orange trees. It offers plenty of activities, too, from horse riding to sailing. 10. AlmancilSituated around 13 kilometres northwest of Faro, Almancil might not be an obvious spot for an Algarve beach holiday due to its location inland. But it boasts some of the best resorts in the region along with some stunning architecture, and several top-notch beaches are just a short trip away. Igreja de São Lourenço de Matos is a seventeenth-century baroque church in Almancil that has some simply stunning interior decoration – prepare to be blown away by the intricately painted blue tiles. And the beaches of Ilha Deserta (Deserted Island) and Praia de Garrao are within easy reach, the latter being host to the famous Julia’s Restaurant, which has been serving seafront cuisine for more than 50 years.Where to stayVale do Lobo Resort is located close to the beach and offers an astonishing 15 restaurants, along with a golf course. Vilar do Golf, as the name implies, also offers golfing, and has comfortable two-bedroom villas surrounded by pine trees. 7. LuzLuz, situated six kilometres to the west of Lagos, is hugely popular with British tourists, but is far more compact than the package-holiday haven of Albufeira, and is much more relaxed as a result. The main draw is Praia da Luz, a huge sweep of sand peppered with excellent cafés and restaurants. Beach Hut Watersports operates from Praia da Luz and provides boat trips to see dolphins and the local caves, as well as renting jet skis, inflatables and kayaks. You can even drop off the kids with them from 10am to 5pm, and they’ll be treated to a whole day of sailing, water skiing, kayaking and beach games.Where to stayLuz Ocean Club offers four-star apartments in easy reach of the beach, and has several swimming pools, including a kids’ pool. Estrela Da Luz is another family-friendly apartment complex near the beach, with entertainment laid on for the kids and spa treatments for adults. 5. TaviraSituated on the eastern side of the Algarve, Tavira is a quiet, charming town of cobbled streets and storied buildings. The ruined castle that sits on a hill above the town dates from the seventeenth century, but the first fortifications on the site may have been built as far back as 2000 BC. The castle offers great views across the town, but keep the kids close as there is a distinct lack of railings. Torre da Tavira, meanwhile, is a converted water tower that also provides great views thanks to its funky camera obscura, and the Núcleo Islâmico museum provides fascinating insights into the history of Tavira during the Islamic era (entry €2).Where to stayPensão Agricola is a wonderfully quiet six-room guesthouse situated ten minutes to the east of Tavira, and surrounded by fields and olive groves. Meanwhile, nearby Quinta dos Perfumes is a beautifully converted farm that provides home-made breakfasts and offers babysitting services. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 6. SagresIf you want to really get away from it all, the isolated village of Sagres is ideal. Perched on a dramatic cliff-top in the far west of the Algarve and blessed with a fine selection of quiet cafés and bars, Sagres is as far from the razzmatazz of Albufeira as you can get. The nearby beaches are also superb, including Praia da Baleeira next to the fishing harbour and the huge, unspoilt Praia do Beliche, which is often practically deserted in the off season. Atlantic winds often mean that beaches in Sagres can be a little chillier than those to the east, but it’s a price worth paying to have them all to yourself.Where to stayMartinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort Hotel is close to Praia da Baleeira and offers three outdoor swimming pools along with a health club. Or you could try nearby Memmo Baleeira, which has a kids club and can arrange bicycle tours and jeep tours of the region, as well as surfing lessons. 1. PortimãoPortimão’s big draw is Praia da Rocha (‘beach of the rocks’), which is a great place to hang out if you want to avoid the crowds of the Algarve – even at peak times you should be able to find a good spot on this huge expanse of sand. A rocky headland divides the beach in two, and there are plenty of small caves to explore along the cliffs. It’s also fairly sheltered, so it makes an ideal place for sunbathing and swimming. But if you get bored of beautiful beaches, the Castle of Silves near Portimão (entry fee approximately €3) was built between the eighth and thirteenth centuries, and is one of the most well preserved Moorish fortifications in the area. Discover more of Portugal’s best beaches, including one made famous by James Bond.Where to stayHotel Apartamentos Mirachoro II is a cheap and cheerful apartment complex just 15 minutes’ walk from Praia da Rocha. But if you’re after something a bit fancier, the Penina Hotel & Golf Resort to the west of Portimão offers tennis, archery, billiards and an in-house gym as well as its own golf course. Bonus point: their kids club means that the wee ones will have plenty to occupy them while the adults get some golfing in. 9. Olhos de AguaOlhos de Agua is a small fishing village around seven kilometres east of Albufeira that derives its name (‘eyes of water’) from the freshwater springs that supply it. It makes an ideal, relatively quiet base for exploring the roman ruins at the Museu Cerra da Vila in Vilamoura to the east, and for shopping trips to happening Albufeira to the west. The local beach is fairly small but is easy to access with a pushchair and has plenty of rock pools to explore, while the impressive cliffs of Praia da Falesia are just a short journey to the east.Where to stayClub Hotel RIU Guarana is a highly-rated, all-inclusive resort with three restaurants and two swimming pools located minutes from the beach. 8. CarvoeiroCarvoeiro is a tiny, idyllic town of cliff-top, whitewashed buildings surrounding a small but perfectly formed beach. A boardwalk along the top of the cliffs gives amazing views of the coastline and is easily navigated with a pushchair. The small size of the town’s beach means that it can get absolutely rammed in high summer, but fortunately there are several beaches further along the coast that are ripe for exploration: Praia da Marinha just east of Carvoeiro is undoubtedly the highlight, and has plenty of underwater crevices for snorkellers to explore.Where to stayAgua Hotels Vale Da Lapa is close to the beach and boasts a poolside bar and a spa, as well as a children’s club. All of the apartments offer kitchen facilities, and there’s even a playground for the kids. Looking for a break with the wee ones? Here are a few more ideas for finding the perfect family holiday:The 10 best family city breaks in EuropeA city holiday with children can be a daunting prospect, but it doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Here are ten of the most family-friendly cities in Europe, from Paris to Copenhagen, along with ideal places to take the little ones when you get there.10 of the best family holidays on a budget for 2017If you’re looking for budget family holiday ideas, here are 10 cheap, child-friendly destinations that will make for a fantastic family trip.Cheap flights for family breaks from £15It’s raining and the kids are bored. Swap the weekly supermarket shop for a family weekend away, be it a sunny short break or a weekend in a new city, and forget having to wash smelly sports kit or cook dinners for fussy teens.*Published March 2017. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire. 3. AlbufeiraAlbufeira is the number one destination for cheap package tours to the Algarve, and as such it’s home to plenty of neon bars packed with Brits and Germans. But it also has loads of family activities, not least the Zoomarine Algarve water park (tickets from £27.30). There’s no shortage of things for the kids to do, including pirate shows and all sorts of exotic animals to coo at, as well as pools suitable for all ages. Albufeira also has a great range of fantastic beaches nearby: two of the best are Praia da Falesia, with its impressive orange cliffs, and the secluded Praia do Castelo near the village of Sesmarias.Where to stayIf you want to stay in style, the five-star Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa has an on-site health club and a whopping seven bars and lounges and four restaurants. The all-inclusive Clube Humbria, on the other hand, offers great value for money and has a children’s club that’ll keep the little ones happy all holiday. Related10 best beaches in Portugal: in picturesFrom rugged surfing coves on the west coast of Portugal to idyllic hidden bays in the Algarve, here are the top 10 beaches in Portugal, in glorious pictures…8 great places to visit in PortugalSkyscanner sends travel blogger The Blonde Gypsy to find the best bits of Portugal on a budget.6 Bargain flights to Europe from £40Summer may be rushing past at a rate of knots, yet even at this late stage there are still chances to bag bargain flights to popular sun-baked destinations like Faro or Ibiza for as little as £59. But if you’re after something a bit different from your summer hols, why…last_img read more

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