The Junior Football Ferns have scored 59 unanswered goals in big wins against Tonga, New Caledonia and Vanuatu at the Oceania Championship in Nuku’alofa, and have a maximum nine points with one match remaining.Samoa will move to seven points if they can beat Vanuatu this afternoon, which would set up a final round decider against New Zealand, who have a bye today.However a draw would leave them four points adrift of the leaders, gifting the title to New Zealand.Vanuatu coach Joel Rarua has the task of picking his team up following their 18-0 drubbing at the hands of New Zealand.”We will try to work more on how we keep possession in the game and how we attack. We understand the game against Samoa will be hard for us, the players are looking forward to it though and we just have to make sure we improve against them.”Meanwhile Tonga is targeting a first win against bottom team New Caledonia.The hosts were beaten 15-0 by New Zealand in their first match at the tournament and drew 3-3 with Samoa in their second game.Their opponents have leaked 36 goals in three games and coach Penateti Feke believes her team is getting better with every game and is a good chance for a first win.”Tonga is competitive. They managed to progress after every game so I’m hoping to see more of what they have with some more [games].
With only a few days until the launch of Seabourn’s newest ultra-luxury vessel, Seabourn Encore, the award-winning cruise line has revealed that its latest ship will feature its first dedicated sushi restaurant.To be named Sushi, the new restaurant will feature a menu that is a perfect blend of authenticity, to maintain the root of the cuisine, and a twist of Seabourn’s culinary expertise.Hamachi, tuna, prawns and other fresh fish products will be shipped from Japan and served a la carte for dinner while at lunchtime the restaurant will feature three varieties of bento boxes: meat, seafood and vegetarian.Seabourn Encore designer Adam D. Tihany said Sushi’s dining space was intimate and beautifully appointed, with views overlooking the ocean: “The décor is all off-white, almost like a very delicate Japanese eggshell. The sushi bar is bespoke with Venetian glass fixtures to create a shimmering effect.”Sushi will also feature a private dining table secluded from the rest of the restaurant offering small groups of guests a more intimate experience.The 600-guest Seabourn Encore will cruise Australian waters during its first season, making nine maiden calls to Australian ports from Darwin to Geelong between 22 January 2017 and 17 March 2017 following its gala naming ceremony in Singapore in early January. The ship will embark on its first sailing from Athens on 4 December.The ship expands and builds on the line’s award-winning and highly acclaimed Odyssey-class ships, which revolutionised ultra-luxury cruising with enhanced accommodations and innovative amenities when they were introduced between 2009 and 2011. A sister ship, Seabourn Ovation, will join the fleet in 2018.