270000 cbm LNG Carrier in the Making

first_imgNew LNG Carrier to Edge Out Current Record Holders At 270,000 cbm, the new carrier would trump the Samsung Heavy Industries-built Q-Max LNG carriers, which have a stated capacity of 266,000 cbm.The People’s Republic of China is on track to become the world’s largest gas-importing country, and the nation’s recent surge in demand for gas has been central to transforming LNG markets globally, DNV GL said in its 2019 outlook for the LNG market.According to DNV GL’s data, the country imported 37.8 million tons of LNG in 2017 and this has climbed to more than 54 million tons in 2018, an increase of 42 percent. In light of the country’s “protecting blue sky” campaign, it is forecasted that the demand for LNG in China will continue to grow at a high level, and it is expected to exceed 100 million tons by 2030.Shanghai alone imported a record 600 million cbm of LNG in January 2019, requiring six 170k vessels. This is why Hudong-Zhonghua and DNV GL are starting the project to develop an ultra large LNG carrier capable of transporting enough LNG to provide gas for 4.7 million Shanghai homes for a month. This could be done 25-30% more efficiently than with a 170,000 cbm vessel, according to DNV GL. In addition, a single 250k vessel would increase terminal capacity by 50% without expanding the size of the terminal. zoomImage Courtesy: DNV GL Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding, the sole builder of China’s large LNG carriers, has teamed up with Norwegian classification society DNV GL for development of what the company said would be the world’s largest LNG carrier.The state-run shipbuilder said on April 2 that it started a joint development project with DNV GL for a 270,000 cbm LNG carrier.The two sides have also entered into an agreement to class a 15,000 TEU boxship that would be converted to LNG propulsion.While the shipbuilder did not specify, the boxship in question could be the Hapag-Lloyd-operated Sajir. The two sides signed an agreement for the LNG retrofit in late January 2019.Both agreements were signed during the LNG2019 exhibition in Shanghai.last_img read more

Michael B Jordan Isnt Interested In Meeting Michael Jordan

Michel B. Jordan once got star struck upon seeing Michael Jordan. (Catherine Steenkeste/Getty Images/Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)Michael B. Jordan has always had fame tied to his name. Without the B, he’s easily confused for NBA great Michael Jordan. Though the two have never met, the “Black Panther” star currently has no interest in changing that anytime soon.“I never met Michael Jordan,” the actor said in the May issue of Men’s Health. “I never want to officially meet him until I’m at a point where he knows who I am and I know who he is. And it would be our mutual respect thing. Until then it would just be a ‘this guy has your name, ha ha.’ I don’t want that. So that pushes me to keep working too. These things motivate me.”Still, it’s not like Jordan hasn’t been close to having an official meeting with the sports icon. He told The Wall Street Journal in January that he saw the baller at NBA All-Star Weekend once and got star struck. And the person who had that effect on Jordan is part of something else that motivated the actor growing up.“I’m competitive. I want to compete in anything I do. That came from my name,” the star of the upcoming big screen adaptation of “Fahrenheit 451” said. “Growing up in sports and having a name like Michael Jordan and being teased, I had to compete. I couldn’t be the guy with the name and not be good at it. That carried over to everything. I’m like, I’ve got to be just as great if not greater than he was in his field.”While Jordan’s reasoning for not wanting to meet MJ just yet may be compelling to some, several Twitter users remained largely unimpressed.“Surprising considering they both chase after White Women,🙄”  a user said.“M’kay,” someone else simply tweeted.“Weird,” another said.“What?!?” someone more enthused exclaimed. read more

Male Employee Drops Dead at Sapodilla Restaurant

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #mandiesatsapodilla Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 5, 2017 – Nassau – A male employee at the Sapodilla Restaurant in Nassau died suddenly while working his shift on June 3. The man is identified as Dorcinette Georges and his cause of death was heart failure. The staff at Sapodilla issued the following statement:“The Management & Staff of Sapodilla Restaurant extend heartfelt condolences to the family of Dorcinette Georges on his recent passing due to heart failure on Saturday, June 3rd. During the brief time of his employment, his colleagues in the Stewarding Department describe him as “hard working”, punctual and kind. He was well loved and will be missed by all.We ask that all on social media be sensitive and mindful of the family during their time of bereavement.”#magneticmedianews#mandiesatsapodillalast_img read more

Paratici Only a psycho will question Ronaldos quality

first_imgJuventus director Fabio Paratici recently launched a scathing attack on the doubters of Cristiano Ronaldo, suggesting only a madman will doubt his abilities even if he doesn’t win the Ballon d’Or.Reports are rife the Portugal international won’t make the top three for the accolade this year, despite helping Real Madrid to retain their third consecutive Champions League title.“Only a madman would say Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t a great player, one of the most important in the history of football,” Paratici told Football Italia just 24 hours after he was formally appointed new director general.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“It seems strange that he won’t win the Ballon d’Or after 15 decisive goals last season, and unfortunately we know about that, as some of them were against us.”Paratici replaces Beppe Marotta, who is now on the verge of taking on a new job with Inter.“I am very fond of Marotta personally, he is a great director and I am sure he’ll prove that at Inter too.”last_img read more

Afghan leaders Taliban attend peace talks in Moscow

first_imgRepresentatives of the Taliban arrive to attend international talks on Afghanistan in Moscow on 9 November. Photo: AFPMoscow on Friday hosted international talks on Afghanistan aimed at kickstarting direct negotiations between Kabul and the Taliban militant group, both of whom sent delegations.Russia hopes “through joint efforts to open a new page in the history of Afghanistan,” Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said as the talks opened at a Moscow hotel on Friday morning.He said that the participation of both Afghan leaders and the Taliban was an “important contribution” aimed at creating “favourable conditions for the start of direct talks.””I am counting on you holding a serious and constructive conversation that will justify the hopes of the Afghan people,” he said before the talks continued behind closed doors.Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid told AFP that the militant group was sending five representatives.They will not hold “any sort of negotiations” with the delegation of Kabul administration, he said.”This conference is not about holding negotiations with any party whatsoever — rather it is about finding a peaceful solution to the issue of Afghanistan,” he added.This is the first time that a Taliban delegation is taking part in such high-level international meeting, Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Thursday.The Taliban is banned from operating Russia as it is classified as a “terrorist organisation”.The Afghan delegation is made up of four representatives of the High Peace Council, a government body responsible for reconciliation efforts with the militants, spokesman Sayed Ihsan Taheri said.The Afghan foreign ministry has emphasised that the council does not represent the Afghan government at the meeting, however.Moscow said it had invited representatives from the United States as well as India, Iran, China, Pakistan and five former Soviet republics in Central Asia.Pakistan, which has long been accused of providing support to the Afghan Taliban, would “definitely” attend, foreign ministry spokesman Muhammad Faisal told AFP.The US embassy in Moscow was sending a representative to observe the discussions.The Moscow meeting was initially scheduled to take place in September but was postponed after Kabul insisted that the process should be Afghan-led.The meeting comes at a sensitive time.Newly appointed US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has been trying to convince the Taliban to agree to negotiate an end to the war and there are fears the Russian meeting could derail those efforts.A US government watchdog last week said Kabul’s control of Afghanistan had slipped in recent months as local security forces suffered record casualties while making minimal or no progress against the Taliban.last_img read more

50yrold man rapes minor girl

first_imgA minor girl was allegedly raped by a neighbour at Hugulia village in Daudkandi upazila on Sunday, reports UNB.The alleged rapist was identified as Sheikh Farid, 50, son of late Fazar Ali of Hugulia village.Officer-in-charge of Daudkandi police station Md Rafiqul Islam said Farid picked up the victim from their courtyard and took her to an isolated place where he raped her.Locals rescued the victim after hearing her screams and informed police. She was taken to Comilla Medical College Hospital for medical test, he said, adding that they were trying to arrest the alleged rapist.last_img

Help Ms Santa Spread Holiday Cheer

first_imgOne of the longest continuously running initiatives of the AFRO-American Newspapers is the Ms. Santa program.For over 80 years the Ms. Santa program has served as an integral part of The AFRO’s legacy of serving the community’s less fortunate, in this case, with food, clothes, books and toys for the children.This December will mark 15 years for Diane Hocker, the AFRO’s director of Community and Public relations, who is the current Ms. Santa. This year Ms. Santa, with the help of her sponsor, Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE), will expand the program by hosting a holiday party which will be held at the Reginald F. Lewis African American History Museum on Dec. 8 in Baltimore.Ms. Santa and the sponsors will meet the families they are aiding as well as host a fun-filled evening for the children with entertainment and activities for all ages. Each year families across the state of Maryland write in to Ms. Santa looking for help in making their family’s Christmas the best it can be.Ms. Santa, center (sitting), and her elves are part of The AFRO’s legacy of serving the community’s less fortunate.Ms. Santa tries to make sure each family has food and gifts for the holiday season. Every year she raises money and items to donate to, on average, 150 families in need; and in addition, she also collects toys and books from various organizations that hold their own toy drives to aid in the giving.At the holiday party on Dec. 8, BGE and the other sponsors and contributors will be recognized for making the Ms. Santa program a success. “One reason the AFRO’s Ms. Santa program has been a success these past 80 years is because generous citizens have been willing to share with their neighbors. Christmas is a time for sharing and giving to others. The AFRO’s Ms. Santa program provides an excellent opportunity for people to do just that. All contributions are tax deductible,” said Hocker.We urge everyone to contribute toys and monetary gifts to the Ms Santa program.For more information or to make a contribution please call Diane Hocker at 410-554-8243 or contact her at dhocker@ afro.com.last_img read more

Antioch School of Law Remembered as Engine of Change for Black Disenfranchised

first_imgCrafted to meet the changing political and social landscape where centuries-old laws were being dismantled, the Antioch School of Law, later the University the D.C. Law School, and now the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law (UDC-DCSL), embraced the mantra “Challenge Authority” from its inception.Panelists celebrating the legacy of The Antioch School of Law as a tool to discuss the power of challenging authority to secure rights for the District’s disenfranchised communities. (Photo by Shantella Y. Sherman)Established in 1972, with an open-admissions policy, the Antioch School of Law offered mostly low-income Black students an opportunity to obtain a quality post-secondary education, while advocating on behalf of their communities.“Students were required to work or earn internships within the government so they would know how to function within the law, not just throw bricks at the system,” said Antioch School of Law Co-Dean and Co-Founder, Edgar Cahn at the forum. “We staffed the government during home rule and we held the trust of the most disenfranchised folks in the country to ensure that legally we would uphold their rights.”Panelists for the forum included Sandra Mattavous-Frye,’83, Antioch graduate and current People’s Counsel in D.C., and Shelley Broderick, Dean, UDC-DCSL. Antioch alum, Jonathan Smith, ’84, Dean for Clinical and Experiential Programs, UDC-DCSL, served as panel moderator.Antioch pioneered a comprehensive law clinic education model, which has been acknowledged by the American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools as being an essential part of a complete legal education. It has since been incorporated into the curriculum of virtually every law school in the United States. The school reportedly required new students to spend their first two weeks of class living with families in the District’s worst neighborhoods to get a feel for the people they would represent.Antioch graduate Joyce Batipps told the AFRO, the school was a place where social engagement and a desire to fix the parts of the government that were not working properly gained the legal know-how to change laws, disarm abusive elements, and protect poor communities from predatory behaviors. “Advocacy was not an option. There were people dying and being discriminated against all around us,” Batipps said, referring to the housing discrimination several low income residents faced if they were diagnosed with HIV. “We learned how to strategize and challenge or apply new interpretations of the law to fight on behalf of impoverished people because just knowing the law would not save Mrs. Jones’ home, but challenging certain laws and demanding others, would.last_img read more

Shades of Bengal colour the Capital

first_imgThe eastern state came visiting Delhi through Chalo Chalen Bengal (Let’s visit Bengal). The campaign aimed to project the tourism potential of West Bengal, attract more domestic and foreign tourists and facilitate better interaction with investors and industry stakeholders like travel operators.Chalo Chale Bengal witnessed a grand launch in the Capital with Krishnendu Nayaran Choudhury, Minister for Tourism, Government of West Bengal unvieling a new state-of-the-art tourism information centre at the WBICC (West Bengal Information and Cultural Centre). He also inaugrated Beautiful Bengal, a photography exhibition by Sanjay Das at the Muktadhara Art Gallery. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The day’s event proceeded along with a colourful ensemble of folk forms and cultural attractions of West Bengal, including Pat-er Gaan (songs about the rural tradition of story-telling with the help of scroll paintings), Baul Gaan (representing the unique spiritual musical heritage of Bengal) Purulia Chhau (tribal martial dance) and contemporary Bangla songs by Chandrabindoo.The next was an interactive session involving the Minister, senior officials of the Department of Tourism, Government of West Bengal and various stakeholders of the Indian tourism industry, including representatives of the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) and Adventure tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) which was followed by B2B meetings with potential tourism and hospitality sector investors, under the theme- Investment Opportunities.last_img read more

Finest exponents of theatre

first_imgThe theatre fraternity came together on Friday night for a red-carpet awards gala at the 12th Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) Festival. Curated by the Mahindra Group and Teamwork Arts, the week-long extravaganza came to an end as the best from the world of theatre were awarded the META at The Taj Mahal Hotel, Mansingh Road.The annual awards, which recognise excellence in theatre nationally, celebrate the intrinsic diversity and rich cultural traditions of India. The META is India’s most comprehensive award and a premier honour for the theatre fraternity, awarding on-stage and off-stage talent across 14 award categories, including the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfLike every year, this year’s short-list of META was diverse and showcased the best of Indian theatre. For a week, the festival staged 10 nominated plays that revolved around motifs ranging from mythology and caste to complex love stories and human emotions. The line-up featuring plays in English as well as several Indian Languages including Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam, etc., received an overwhelming response from the audience as the shows ran to packed houses. The Jury for META 2017 comprised theatre stalwarts Dolly Thakore, Mahesh Dattani, Sachin Khedekar, Seema Biswas, Avijit Dutt and Maya Krishna Rao. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveWhile ‘Mahabharata’ bagged the award for Best Production along with Best Director and Best Choreography, ‘I Don’t Like It As You Like It’, won Best Ensemble, Best Stage Design and Best Actor in Supporting Role (Female), and ‘Elephant in the Room’ won Best Actor in a Lead Role (Female), Best Costume Design and Best Light Design, giving them three awards each. The award for Best Actor in a Lead Role (Male) was jointly presented to Anirban Bhattacharya (Awddyo Shesh Rajani) and Rajendra Panchal (Katha Sukavi Suryamall Ki). Noted theatre veteran, Arun Kakade was conferred the META Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Indian theatre. He got a standing ovation as he received the Lifetime Achievement Award. He said, “I am so happy that META has been promoting Indian theatre for the last 12 years. There is diverse variety in the plays that come here. I have staged my plays here thrice before, but at the age of 86, I wasn’t expecting any award really. I am thankful to the META Festival organisers for this prestigious honour.”Hosted by Prateik Babbar and Shilpa Shukla, the scintillating awards night saw several luminaries, including Manoj Bajpayee, Sushma Seth, M.K Raina, Sachin Khedekar, Bubbles Sabharwal, Dadi Pudumjee, Vinod Nagpal, Sanjana Kapoor, Nicholas Idier and Jim Hollington. Performances by the band Samarpan, Harpreet, Neil Madhav and Rachna Yadav further enlivened the proceedings.Veterans from theatre, cinema, music, and dance presented the coveted awards to the ecstatic awardees and noted personalities like Manoj Bajpayee, Meera and Muzaffar Ali, Aditi Mangaldas and Seema Biswas were among those who gave away awards.Commenting on the awards, Jay Shah, Head, Cultural Outreach, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd said, “The 12th META has concluded with all the drama, fanfare and applause it deserves. The 10 best productions from across India vied for the top honours in the nation’s capital. While awards were presented to just a few, each META participant has been a winner. The Mahindra Group too feels a great sense of victory for being able to establish a platform that defines excellence in Indian Theatre. A proud moment for us all!”last_img read more

Authenticity key to landing a new job

first_imgApplying for a new job? Just relax and be yourself during the interview, as a study has found that authenticity is key to securing an employment offer.Researchers, including those from University College London (UCL) in the UK, found that high-quality candidates who strive to present themselves accurately during the interview process significantly increase the likelihood of receiving a job offer.”People are often encouraged to only present the best aspects of themselves at interview so they appear more attractive to employers, but what we have found is that high-quality candidates – the top 10 per cent – fare much better when they present who they really are,” said SunYoung Lee from UCL School of Management. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”Unfortunately, the same is not true for poorer quality candidates who can actually damage their chances of being offered the job by being more authentic,” said Lee.The research focused on the concept of ‘self- verification’, which refers to individuals’ drive to be known and understood by others according to their firmly held beliefs and feelings about themselves.To date, self-verifying behaviour was known to positively influence outcomes that unfold over time, such as the process of integration in a new organisation. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe research shows, for the first time, that self-verification can have important effects in short-term interpersonal interactions as well, as in the hiring process.”In a job interview, we often try to present ourselves as perfect. Our study proves this instinct wrong,” said Celia Moore from Bocconi University in Italy.”Interviewers perceive an overly polished self-representation as inauthentic and potentially misrepresentative.”But ultimately, if you are a high-quality candidate, you can be yourself on the job market. You can be honest and authentic. And if you are, you will be more likely to get a job,” Moore said. The researchers conducted three studies – two field studies looking at the importance of self-verification for groups of professionals applying for different jobs and a third experimental study testing the mechanism behind the effects observed. In the two field studies, prior to job interviews, candidates reported their self-verification drive, and their quality was evaluated in face-to-face interviews. The candidates that had been evaluated as high quality had a 51 per cent likelihood of receiving a placement, but this increased to 73 per cent for those who also had a strong drive to self-verify.The second study replicated this effect in a radically different sample by assessing 333 lawyers applying for positions in a branch of the US military.For this group, high quality candidates increased their chances of receiving a job offer five-fold, from 3 per cent to 17 per cent, if they also had a strong drive to self-verify.This effect was only seen in high-quality candidates, and for those rated as low-quality, the drive to self-verify weakened their position.The third study was designed to test the mechanism behind this effect. For this, the researchers surveyed 300 people on their self-verification striving and selected those who were extremely high and extremely low in the distribution.The research was published in the Journal of Applied Psychology.last_img read more

Texas rounds up the troops in Toronto to share the latest product

first_img Posted by Share TORONTO — Here’s what we know about Texans after yesterday’s media breakfast in Toronto: they’re serious about their wine, they’re proud of their cities, and they love and welcome all Canadians.Representatives from Texas Tourism and its travel partners hosted members of the media at the SoHo Metropolitan Hotel on Thursday morning to share with them the latest news from the state’s top destinations. According to Rosalyn Hunter, Director of Communications for Texas Tourism in Canada, Vox International, who emceed the event, now is the perfect time to promote Texas, when the low loonie has caused many Canadian travellers to rein in their budgets.“We all know about the low loonie but we want Canadians to know that a lot of attractions are free in Texas, making for an affordable holiday,” she said.Hunter also noted that Canada is the state’s #2 international market, with 453,000 Canadians visiting in 2015. Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec are its biggest provincial markets, while the average length of stay among tourists is 10.5 nights.Canadian numbers are expected to see an uptick this year courtesy of Air Canada’s new nonstop routes to Dallas-Fort Worth and San Antonio. Daily year-round service between Vancouver and Dallas-Fort Worth launched on Feb. 5, while daily service between Toronto and San Antonio will kick off May 1. Following shortly after will be daily service between Montreal and Dallas-Forth Worth starting May 26.Calling it “a big deal”, Hunter was quick to point out the significance of Air Canada’s connectivity, for both Canadians and Texans. In fact, according to Sana Keller of Pulse Travel Marketing, the Canadian representative for the San Antonio CVB, the city of San Antonio is investing $100,000 to promote Air Canada’s new flight with a two-day promotional event at Yorkdale Mall in Toronto on April 29 and 30, complete with Texan chefs, music and authentic park rangers.And though the new routes are specific to only San Antonio and Dallas-Fort Worth, the good news about Texas is that its major cities are easily within driving distance. This allows visitors to customize a multi-city getaway or, as Hunter noted, even a quick weekend trip. And going by what we learned at breakfast yesterday, Canadians will want to see as much as possible in a state that’s just so fun.For example, did you know that Texas is home to over 750 golf courses? Or that it’s the fifth largest wine producing state in the United States – and also the fourth largest in terms of wine consumption? The state boasts 181 wineries, not to mention 80+ craft breweries. And if you haven’t already heard, no one throws a party quite like like Texans, as evident by the annual State Fair of Texas (Sept. 29-Oct. 22), Mardi Gras (Feb. 2-13, 2018), Fiesta San Antonio (April 19-29) and South by Southwest (March 9-18).More news:  Flights cancelled as British Airways hit by computer problemHere’s what else we learned from Texas’ destination partners:LUBBOCK:• Lubbock has been named 2016’s #1 Western City, with a population of 250,000• It’s located one hour away from DFW and is known as the “Hub City’ due to its close proximity to five major highways and Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport• It’s the birthplace of Buddy Holly and home to the Buddy Holly Center• 80% of Texas’ wine grapes are grown in Lubbock County & the surrounding area• It’s an affordable destination, with an average hotel stay of just US$88/night and many free attractions• It boasts 2,300 events each year, including ‘First Friday Art Trail’, a free self-guided public art tour that takes place every monthMCCALLEN:• McCallen is located three hours south of San Antonio• This ‘birding’ paradise is located directly in the migratory path of birds (spring and fall are the best times to go)• It’s home to the largest single-floor library in the United States• A new Performing Arts Centre just opened last November• It was once designated as the least expensive city to live in the U.S.GRAPEVINE:• Ideally situated between Dallas and Fort Worth• It takes just five minutes to drive from DFW airport to downtown Grapevine• Home to 150 grape varieties, it hosts ‘GrapeFest’, the largest Wine Festival in southern United States• It’s state-certified as the Christmas Capital of Texas, with 1,400 Christmas events taking place in 40 days• Stand Rock Hospitality has plans to open a US$330 million, 1,020-room resort with indoor and outdoor waterparks, mini-golf, rock climbing, a spa and meeting space (construction to begin mid-2017)• Embassy Suites DFW Airport North has broken ground on a $13 million renovation of its lobby, atrium, Starbucks and all meeting rooms, with guestrooms to followFORT WORTH:• The city has launched a new ad campaign that includes Canadian at-par hotel pricing from April-December, a special Canadian package at the Omni Fort Worth hotel, free daytime admission to Billy Bob’s Texas in July and discounted attraction tickets• The Chisholm Trail route, which was used in the post-Civil War era to drive cattle from ranches in Texas to Kansas railheads, celebrates its 150th anniversary this year• Fort Worth is home to the only Michelangelo in the Americas, which is currently displayed at the Kimbell Museum• New Hotels in 2017-2018 include: Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel (fall 2017), Aloft (2017), Fairfield Inn & Suites (2017), Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel (2018), and Courtyard Marriott (February 2017)• The Stockyards National Historic District has announced a $175 million development plan that will include additional shops, restaurants and hotelsMore news:  Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaGALVESTON ISLAND:• Located just 30 minutes by car from Houston• Last fall, the island completed an $18 million beach makeover featuring upgraded recreational space• The Moody Gardens Aquarium Pyramid, one of Galveston’s most popular attractions, is in the process of a $39 million renovation to be unveiled in May 2017• The new MASSIV ride at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, which was unveiled last June, is the world’s tallest water coaster• Galveston is home to the fourth busiest cruise port in the United States, with cruise lines like Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean and DisneyHOUSTON:• Houston is America’s fourth largest city with a population of 2.5 million• The biggest news coming out of Houston is the new pedestrian-friendly Avenida Houston, featuring art installations, restaurants and the 1,000-room Marriott Marquis Houston• The Houston CityPASS includes discounted rates to five attractions, including Space Center Houston, Downtown Aquarium, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston Zoo or Museum of Fine Arts, and Children’s Museum of Houston or Kemah Boardwalk• The best-selling Broadway production ‘Hamilton’ is coming to Houston next April• 11 out of 18 museums in the walkable Museum District are freeSAN ANTONIO:• San Antonio celebrates its 300th anniversary this year with a checklist of events, which can be found at www.celebrate2018.com• Hotel Emma, the city’s newest addition to its esteemed Pearl complex, opened in November 2015 with 146 rooms and a culinary concierge• The 33-acre San Antonio Botanical Garden is adding eight acres this spring, which will include a Family Adventure Garden and Culinary Garden• The Doseum children’s museum is now open, featuring hands-on activities for children up to age 10• Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first ultra-accessible splash park, will open this spring and will boast a River Boat Adventure ride and five water play areas• Six Flags Fiesta Texas celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with a new ride called Thunder RapidsFor more information on travel to Texas, go to TravelTexas.com. 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