Windstar Offers Ultimate Grand Prix of Monaco Experience with Themed Cruise, Excursion Package

Windstar Cruises combines its distinctive yacht style cruising with the glamour and excitement of the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix to offer guests a VIP experience during this world famous Formula One event. Guests have two voyage options to choose from: a complete Grand Prix themed cruise on the May 21, 2014 Grand Prix of Monaco voyage onboard Windstar’s newest yacht Star Pride; or a Grand Prix excursion package on the May 20, 2014 Yachting the Riviera cruise onboard Wind Surf, the largest of Windstar’s three sailing yachts.

“Windstar’s Grand Prix of Monaco packages offer the ideal opportunity for guests to cruise through all the pleasures of the Riviera combined with a chance to take part in one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world,” said Hans Birkholz, Windstar Cruises’ chief executive officer. “These experiences are just another way Windstar is able to bring its guests closer to the local flavor of each region we sail to.”

The Grand Prix themed cruise onboard Star Pride will be hosted by John Bisignano, a former Formula One pit reporter and includes the chance for guests to cheer on their favorite driver from Grand Stand seats during the qualifying races on Saturday, May 24, 2014, and the finals on Sunday, May 25, 2014; as well as delighting in a post-race cocktail reception at the luxurious Hotel de Paris in the heart of Monte Carlo. Before arriving along the French Riviera, guests will also enjoy a special cocktail reception and Grand Prix dinner in addition to other onboard surprises including a Grand Prix gift package. Star Pride’s seven-day Grand Prix of Monaco voyage sails round-trip from Rome/Civitavecchia, Italy on May 21, 2014, and visits Portoferraio, Portofino and Portovenere, Italy; Cannes, France; and Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Guests onboard the 310-guest flagship Wind Surf Yachting the Riviera voyage also have the opportunity to attend these unforgettable races with Windstar’s Grand Prix excursion package, which includes Grand Stand seats for the qualifying races and finals, as well as an exclusive onboard cocktail reception and a Grand Prix gift package. Wind Surf’s seven-day Yachting the Riviera voyage sails from Rome/Civitavecchia, Italy on May 20, 2014, to Nice, France and visits Portoferraio, Portofino and Portovenere, Italy; Nice, France; and Monte Carlo, Monaco.

For more information about Windstar Cruises’ Grand Prix of Monaco experiences and to book, contact a travel professional, call Windstar at 800-258-7245 or visit http://www.WindstarCruises.com.

About Windstar Cruises
Windstar Cruises operates a fleet of small luxury cruise ships known for their intimate yacht-style experience and unique voyages to the world’s best small ports and hidden harbors. Its three recently renovated sailing yachts carry fewer than 300 guests and cruise to 50 nations, calling at 100 ports throughout Europe, the South Pacific, the Caribbean, and Central America. In February 2013, Windstar entered into an agreement to purchase three all-suite motorized yachts with a capacity of 212 passengers each. Under the project name Global Windstar, the expansion will double the size of Windstar’s fleet, making the company the market leader in small-ship cruising with 300 or fewer passengers, with a total of 1,230 berths. For more information including rates and itineraries, contact a travel professional or call Windstar at 800-258-7245. Visit Windstar Cruises online at WindstarCruises.com or Blog.WindstarCruises.com. Windstar Cruises can also be followed on Windstar’s Facebook and Twitter fan pages.

Sevilla signs Paris Saint-Germain’s Gameiro

Sevilla has agreed on a 10.2 million euro fee with Paris Saint-Germain to complete the signing of Kevin Gameiro.

The 26-year-old Gameiro arrives on a five-year deal and in search of first-team minutes after the arrival of Edinson Cavani put the striker further down the pecking order at the Parc des Princes.

Sevilla announced the signing in a statement on its official website.

“Kevin Gameiro, the French striker, has become the newest member of Sevilla after passing a medical examination and signing his new contract, which will link him to Los Nervionenses for the next five seasons.

“The striker, who will have a buyout clause of 40 million euros, landed in Seville on Tuesday from Sweden, where he had been based with his former club Paris Saint-Germain.

“Gameiro will be presented this [Thursday] evening at 8:30 p.m. Spanish time at the Sanchez Pizjuan, where fans can see him for the first time with the Sevilla shirt.”

The France international has the difficult task of replacing Alvaro Negredo, who left for Manchester City in a 28 million euro deal this summer after scoring 31 goals for Sevilla last season.

Gameiro scored eight goals in 2012-13 for PSG, making 25 Ligue 1 appearances but starting just seven of those games behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Jeremy Menez.

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Fasting challenge Indonesian Badminton National Team Players

Jakarta – The badminton Cipayung national training residents face a “dilemma” every time the month of Ramadan arrives. How do they get around fast, while strenuous exercise also can not be compromised?

Every day the players practiced twice the national training, morning and afternoon, except Wednesday morning only. Saturday and Sunday while they were off. Currently they practice to prepare for the World Championships in Guangzhou, China, August 5 to 11 next.

There was no difference in the portion of practice on normal days with during the fasting month. Their morning practice from 7 to 10, while the afternoon from 4 to 6 o’clock.

“This time my Ramadan fasting four days, only on weekends (Saturday and Sunday),” said the specialist players mixed doubles, Tontowi Ahmad, when met detiksport yesterday (23/7).

However, not all completed fast. “Last Sunday I tried fasting, but it turned out to not be feeling well. Felt like fainting at practice Monday,” added the pair Liliyana Natsir.

Men’s singles player Tommy Sugiarto also choose not to fast if there is exercise, but try to live on Saturdays and Sundays.

“I’ve tried to keep the fast, on the second day, but I actually had to go to the hospital because of lack of fluids,” said the eighth ranked player in the world.

While the men’s doubles players Ulinnuha Muhammad admitted trying to remain abstinent even have to undergo training at the national training weight.

“It was not unusual since the club first. Mrs. advised that I always intend to fast. Issue if later forced to stop in the middle of the road, no problem,” said the player who is familiarly called Ulin it.

Until yesterday he said the new one missed fasting. “Yes dikuat-reinforced. Temptation is greatest in the middle of the day, even when it’s afternoon was no problem, including when it comes to the afternoon practice.”

So how fast they pay the debt? Tontowi choose to pay fidyah. “According to the mother, fidyah pay up to Rp 15 million. Was since who knows when I’m not fasting,” he said.

Tommy, who claims often perforated fasting since last 10 years, combining pay fidyah with fasting in other months when the weeekend.

“I often think when pursuing the hereafter, not just merely take care of the world,” lirihnya. “How to pay for fasting on the weekends when I can do outside of national training. Looking back now it may be easier to pay fidyah.”

The Ulin, who rarely breaking his fast, his fast would prefer to pay debts in the ordinary.

Team Badminton Indonesia Aims Three Gold

Nitya Krishinda/Greysia Polii. (Foto:badmintonindonesia.org)\

JAKARTA – Indonesian badminton team save big target on the mat SEA Games 2013 in Myanmar. Team manager, Ricky Soebagdja, said that his team targeted three gold medals and two silver medals.

“Our target is three gold medals and two silver medals. Predicted gold medal came from the mixed doubles, men’s doubles and women’s doubles. While the silver of the men’s singles and women’s singles “Ricky said the PBSI website.

Mixed doubles pair Tontowi Ahmad / Natsir Liliyana and men’s doubles Hendra Setiawan / Mohammad Ahsan is a mainstay, is expected to win a medal. Angga Pratama / Rian Agung Saputro, young couples hope Indonesia is also expected to be able to steal the gold medal.

Meanwhile, Greysia Polii / Nitya Maheswari Krishinda who won the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold 2013 also targeted for the gold medal. Single number target two silver medals from the men’s singles by Tommy Sugiarto or Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka, as well as the single daughter of Linda Wenifanetri or Bellaetrix Manuputty.

SEA Games in Myanmar itself to be one of the four focus PBSI in this year in addition to the All England, Sudirman Cup and World Championships. To that end, PBSI will prepare the players as much as possible.

“Currently running as normal exercise, but exercise is going to be more focused towards the SEA Games later” Ricky clear that strengthen Indonesia SEA Games team in 1991, 1993, 1995, and 1997.

Indonesia itself successfully carved a brilliant record at the 2011 SEA Games, where the team managed to donate 11 badminton medals. This makes Indonesia came out as the overall champion. (min)