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first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Explanations for his struggles are varied, with some blaming Palmer and others pointing to the receiver’s balky hamstring. Former Cardinals QB Kurt Warner told Arizona Sports 620’s Bickley with Marotta he thinks Arians’ scheme — or, more specifically, the coach’s desire to have Fitzgerald learn to play as an inside receiver — is contributing to his former teammate’s problems.“I think one of the problems is they’re putting him inside so much that he loses some of what makes him great and what makes him great is getting in those one-on-one situations on the edge, using that big body, really stretching the field and getting those big chunks,” Warner said. “A lot of times he’s getting stuck in the underneath part of the mix.” A guest of the same show Monday afternoon, Arians said Fitzgerald is going to have to figure out how to succeed with his expanded role.“If he wants to continue his career,” Arians said. “He played two weeks ago, strictly at outside, and had his worst game since we’ve been here this year with mental errors.“That said, he’s got to learn to play it, and he’s doing a pretty good job in there.” 0 Comments   Share   Larry Fitzgerald is having another down season. The seven-time Pro Bowler was expected to have a resurgence with quarterback Carson Palmer throwing passes and offensive guru Bruce Arians calling plays, but thus far he has tallied just 32 receptions for 422 yards and four touchdowns. Long regarded as one of the best receivers in the NFL, he ranks 30th in the league in both receptions and yards, and is just 15th among wideouts in touchdowns. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Arians said Fitzgerald’s injury has hampered his ability to get open on the outside, and added that his star player is probably around 80-percent healthy as of right now.“Hopefully getting better, closer to 100 (percent) by the weekend.” Your browser does not support the audio element. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires LISTEN: Bruce Arians, Arizona Cardinals head coach last_img read more

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first_imgI want Branden Albert to be an Arizona Cardinal in 2014 and beyond. And I reject myself before king and country for saying this.Kansas City’s LT has a good chance of hitting the free agent market because his play has been spotty — until last season. His inconsistency is one of the reasons why the Chiefs may be willing to let him walk; it’s why they drafted Eric Fisher with the #1 pick in the draft last year. Fisher was going to replace Albert. And it looks like that is going to be the case in this season. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo It wouldn’t surprise me if Steve Keim is standing at Branden Albert’s door at 4:01 PM Eastern on March 11th. But it does surprise and disappoint to find myself standing on Albert’s “welcome mat” with him. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Free agency has not and will not be the panacea most NFL GMs thought it would be. It’s inherently flawed by the whims and weaknesses of human nature and what piles of gold tends to do to human beings. Money, typically, doesn’t improve one’s character or make them try harder at their job. I know this and it’s why free agency has been such an abject failure. And I still want Albert.I’m willing to take a one-time-free-agent risk on Albert because even though I will overpay for his services he fixes a serious problem for the Cardinals AND he allows Steve Keim, General Manager for the Arizona Cardinals, to walk into the War Room on draft day and be true to his convictions and draft philosophy: draft the best player available.What a luxury this truly is for a general manager! To actually do what you spew. Carson Palmer has brought some stability to the quarterback position. The best thing that came out of the Cardinals 10-6 season was that they were going to be able to step into the 2014 NFL Draft without having to reach on a QB. If Keim could now sign Albert and solidify the LT position on this team, he would have the luxury of taking the highest rated players on their board, knowing their glaring needs have been addressed. Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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After a 30 start the Arizona Cardinals are getti After a 30 start the Arizona Cardinals are getti

first_img After a 3-0 start, the Arizona Cardinals are getting some serious love.The Cardinals come in at No. 2 in ESPN’s Week 4 NFL power rankings, making them the top team in the NFC. They only trail the reigning champion New England Patriots.ESPN noted Arizona’s explosive offense:The Cardinals have scored 126 points in their first three games. That’s tied for the fourth-most points in NFL history through three games.According to the power rankings, the Cardinals have a relatively easy schedule coming up. This Sunday is the No. 19 St. Louis Rams and they are followed by the No. 25 Detroit Lions. Arizona Cardinals free safety Tyrann Mathieu (32) celebrates his interception for a touchdown with teammates against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL football game against the, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Green Bay Packers come in as the second place team in the NFC at No. 3 and the closest team in the NFC West is the Seattle Seahawks at No. 7. 0 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories McDonough, who works under Cardinals general manager Steve Keim, was on the initial list to replace fired San Francisco GM Trent Baalke. He and assistant Minnesota Vikings general manager George Paton advanced through the interview process for a further look, but Lynch was a candidate all’s Ian Rapoport reports that Lynch refused to go through the interview process unless the 49ers kept his name a secret.Lynch played in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1993-2003 and then for the Broncos from 2004-2007. He has no NFL front office personnel experience.Schefter reports Lynch entered himself into the running for the GM opening by reaching out to  soon-to-be 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan. Lynch played under Shanahan’s father, Mike, while playing in Denver.McDonough is the brother of current Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals vice president of player personnel Terry McDonough will not be joining the San Francisco 49ers as general manager.The Niners will hire former NFL safety and current FOX Sports analyst John Lynch as the next front office leader after the two sides agreed to a six-year deal, reported FOX’s Jay Glazer on Sunday. ESPN’s Adam Schefter and CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco confirmed the news. Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

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The Cardinals defense is very good and should be s The Cardinals defense is very good and should be s

first_imgThe Cardinals defense is very good and should be set for the next few years. A quality defensive coordinator will be fine under an offensive minded head coach.The team needs an offensive guru to groom the next quarterback – one who likely will come from the draft and need to be developed.DeFillippo has OC experience and has drawn interest from other teams as well like Chicago. Seems like it would be a good fit here as offense is where Arizona needs the most help.Jordan Byrd, producer of Burns & Gambo, host – Pat Shurmur (Vikings OC)The biggest question mark about the Cardinals roster heading into the offseason is their offense. Finding a new starting quarterback along with developing a rookie signal caller are real possibilities that the new head coach will have to deal with.Along with that, you have an offensive line that could be in flux and a wide receiver room that has disappointed outside of number eleven. The Cardinals need an offensive minded head coach and Pat Shurmur is the best fit.He has a background in developing young quarterbacks and having success with those young QB’s. Under his coaching; Donovan McNabb, Sam Bradford, Nick Foles and Case Keenum all have had career type seasons. Just hours after Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians announced that he would retire, Cardinals general manager Steve Keim and president Michael Bidwill went to work on finding a replacement.Now that a day has passed since the announcement, the list of possible replacements for Bruce Arians continues to grow.Some of the coaches have previous NFL head coaching experience, and some are young assistants looking for their first shot to land a head coaching gig. He has vast experience as both a coordinator (seven years with the Rams, Eagles and Vikings) and a two-year stint as a head coach with the Cleveland Browns. Yes, he only went 9-23 in those two seasons, but let’s face it, any coach winning that many games in C-town is equivalent to another coach winning 12+ in another city.And, if you’re interested in a new coach/veteran QB combo, Shurmur might be able to lure free agent Case Keenum to the Valley as a stopgap option for a season or at least while the Cardinals’ quarterback of the future (if they draft one – they should) is soaking things in from the sideline. Most would have scoffed at the Keenum possibility a year ago, but he’s been awesome for the Vikings this year, throwing for 3,547 yards and 22 touchdowns while leading Minnesota to 13 wins. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling We asked the host and reporters from 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station who they believed to be the best candidate to take over the Arizona Cardinals.Related: Latest names, updates on Cardinals’ search for new head coachDave Burns, co-host of Burns & Gambo – Pat Shurmur (Vikings OC)Pat Shurmur is the name that I’m the most intrigued with.What he was able to accomplish in Minnesota – turning Case Keenum into a borderline MVP candidate and losing his starting running back early in the year – was impressive.He’s got previous head coaching experience though that isn’t any kind of a deal breaker for me. But I like the idea that a team that might not be as far off as we think being led by somebody who has done it before.Overall, I prefer an offensive minded head coach to achieve continuity with your quarterback. I think it’s more likely an offensive head coach can bring in a great defensive coordinator than the other way around.John Gambadoro, co-host of Burns & Gambo – John DeFilippo (Eagles QB coach)So far six candidates have been identified and the one I like the most is Eagles QB coach John DeFilippo who did some magic with Carson Wentz in Philadelphia. Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim watches Cardinals players warm up prior to an NFL preseason football game against the Oakland Raiders Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. The Raiders defeated the Cardinals 31-10. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) People in Tennessee rave about him on and off the field, and a lot of times coaches learned a lot from their first head coaching opportunity.“Munch” would be a great hire and a quality person who has a lot of credibility among the coaching fraternity.Luke Lapinski, host of The Rundown with Luke Lapinski – John DeFilippo (Eagles QB coach) First off, there’s no way the Cardinals can find a replacement with the amount of personality Bruce Arians brought to the sidelines, every press conference he held, every interview he was a part of and every random conversation he had. So we should just probably all accept that right now.There’s only one BA.That doesn’t mean they can’t find a good coach to step in and win some football games though. And, to me, there are two ways to go with this.Matt Patricia is interesting because that would signify the front office playing to the strengths of the roster and going all in on defense. And in a division where the other three teams have their franchise quarterbacks in place already, zigging when everyone else is zagging might be the fastest way to get back into the race.The more I think about it though, John DeFilippo might be the best answer long term. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img 9 Comments   Share   Whether they want to try to win with defense or not, the Cards are still going to have to get their quarterback of the future here soon.And DeFilippo’s track record working with young quarterbacks like Derek Carr and Carson Wentz as the QB coach in Oakland and Philadelphia, respectively, speaks for itself.Of course, the risk here is that DeFilippo has never actually been an NFL head coach. And if that’s a deal breaker for Arizona, my second choice would be Pat Shurmur, who has proven to be a pretty good offensive mind himself.He even won nine games over two seasons as the head coach in Cleveland, and picking up nine victories in two years with the Browns is basically the coaching equivalent of running a 4.2 40 at the combine.Vince Marotta, Co-host of Bickley & Marotta – Pat Shurmur (Vikings OC) First and foremost – the fan and talk show host in me is bummed to see Bruce Arians retire. The human being in me is thrilled for him and his family. It’s so rare that we get to see a professional coach leave the game on his terms, so that’s a beautiful thing.As far as who I’d like to see in Arizona (and I reserve the right to change my mind) moving forward, maybe I’m too influenced by what I’ve witnessed this year, but I’d sign off on Minnesota offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires He has head coaching experience, been involved in many different types of systems and has the background of a coach who has wisdom of seeing what does and doesn’t work in the NFL.When you add it all up, he checks off every box the Cardinals are looking for in a new head coach.Mike Jurecki, co-host of The Blitz with B-Train and Jurecki, reporter – Mike Munchak (Steelers OL coach)The Cardinals will start interviewing on Wednesday with defensive coordinator James Bettcher to replace Bruce Arians, who decided to retire on Monday after 45 years coaching football.Bettcher has done an excellent job replacing Todd Bowles. The Cardinals defense finished in the top six overall on defense over the last three years.It was time for Arians to call it a career after five years with Arizona; he didn’t have the same energy than in previous years.Michael Bidwill and Steve Keim have requested to interview at least eight coaches and could end up interviewing 12-15 potential candidates.Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak is intriguing and has a great resume with the wealth of knowledge, especially with the offensive line. He is a Pro Football Hall of Famer who played in the NFL for a long time. He’s a tremendous person, and players love him. Humble, smart, and has great coordinators who will want to be with him. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter Atlantis The Palm and Go back to the enewsletter Atlantis The Palm and

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterAtlantis, The Palm and F&B operator, Solutions Leisure, have joined forces to create a revolutionary dining and entertainment venue called Wavehouse. Located at the iconic entertainment resort, the hot-spot is due to launch in Q1 2019 and will shake up Dubai’s definition of dining, entertainment and nightlife.Wavehouse brings a revolutionary first to the GCC with the inclusion of a dedicated Wave Rider, a state-of-the-art wave machine allowing guests to feel the rush of surfing. It will additionally feature a family-friendly restaurant, sprawling terrace, four-lane bowling alley, a climbing frame, a kids’ play area, gaming zone and adults-only bar.Set within the iconic Atlantis, The Palm, overlooking Aquaventure Waterpark, the rustic-beach-bar-meets-industrial-gastropub will combine an upbeat atmosphere with a relaxed, contemporary design. Wavehouse will be the ideal location to spend a chilled-out afternoon in the sun before kicking back for an evening of eats, beats and entertainment with live bands, DJs and various special events throughout the week across indoor and outdoor stages.A key feature of Wavehouse, the ultramodern Wave Rider machine will be available to both water park and Wavehouse guests. As the only licensed venue immediately accessible from the water park, guests can jump out of the water and into the beach-themed changing sheds to dry off before quenching their thirst at the outdoor bar. Wavehouse will cater for both the health-conscious and the comfort food-seekers, with everything from gourmet burgers, mega shakes and pizzas to fresh salads and light bites.Wavehouse will further cement Atlantis, The Palm as the leading entertainment and culinary destination resort in Dubai, offering the next generation of family-friendly entertainment and dining within the UAE and joining Solution Leisure’s multi-awarding portfolio of venues.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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And whats the overall feedback on The Private Sui And whats the overall feedback on The Private Sui

first_imgAnd what’s the overall feedback on The Private Suite at LAX?The facility has had a tremendous response and we have had a lot of enquiries from Australian travel advisors who have clientele wanting to book this VIP experience. There are now also deals to book the Private Suite in conjunction with both American Airlines and United airfares. Is there a particular audience or demographic that Los Angeles appeals to most?In LA everyone is welcome and with the US being the top long-haul destination for Australians we do see travellers from all age groups and demographics. What are your recommended five essential luxury elements advisors should incorporate into a stopover package to LAA private guided hike through the Hollywood Hills with Bikes and Hikes L.A. is a great way to dust off the jet lag and experience LA’s great weather and eye off the luxury real estate.Experience one of LA’s many great museums and galleries (LA has more than any other US city). My suggestion is to book your clients a timed ticket for The Broad gallery in Downtown, so they can walk straight in and avoid the queues. Also of note is the Academy Museum opening later this year.If your client has been to LA before suggest to them a different neighbourhood to stay in and see what new hotels are opening. We actually have over 30 new properties opening in the next few years and many of [them] are in the 4.5–5-star category. In 2019-2020 look out for the Fairmont Century Plaza and the Hoxton Los Angeles.A self-drive holiday is one of the most popular trip styles for Australian travellers wanting to see the state of California and LA’s iconic drives, such as the Pacific Coast Highway, from start to finish. I suggest doing it in style with a luxury vehicle from Black & White Car Rentals who have over 20 luxury brand cars to choose from.Los Angeles has one of the most dynamic dining scenes in the US, offering everything from street food to Michelin-starred restaurants. Whether it’s a sleek, modern dining room or a casual oceanfront patio, diners can choose from an astonishing menu of global cuisines. Our website is constantly updated with great new dining options to experience. How are the updates at LAX improving the experience for travellers moving between and within terminals?LAX has also spent over 14 billion US dollars in the last few years to redevelop the airport experience and the feedback we are hearing from travel agents and their clients has been really positive, especially since the opening of the Terminal 4 connector from the Tom Bradley terminal, which has made transiting at LAX a lot easier.Coming soon and now under construction is the LAX automated people mover (monorail), which once completed will connect all 9 LAX terminals and car rental pick up/drop facilities. This will be a huge game changer for LAX. Go back to the enewsletterCraig Gibbons is Regional Director Australia & New Zealand for Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board and is based in Sydney, Australia.Prior to joining Los Angeles Tourism in 2012, Craig held marketing and sales positions in both Australia and the UK with leading travel and tourism entities including Visit Britain, the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism, NYC & Company, Adventure World Travel and Qantas. Why do you think Los Angeles is a crucial hub for Australian travellers heading to the USA?Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) continues to be the best gateway into North America for Australian travellers and that’s down to a few reasons, with the main one being that LAX has more direct flights from Australia than any other US airport. This also makes Australia to LAX the most competitively priced airfare into the United States, with a choice of five direct carriers.Combine all of that with the fact that LAX is still the only US airport to have a Qantas First and Business Class Lounge and you can see why there are so many Australian travellers choosing to start and finish their US trip in Los Angeles.center_img What’s the appeal of Los Angeles for high-end travellers from Australia?Los Angeles really sets the benchmark on what modern luxury travel is all about and a big part of the city’s appeal is down to the power of Hollywood and LA being the capital of the entertainment industry.I can’t tell you how many times our office in Sydney receives emails from travel agents asking, “My client has seen Chateau Marmont in a movie and wants to stay there” or “my client just saw this rooftop pool at the Dream on a reality star’s Instagram. How do I book this?’’.Quite often the Los Angeles portion of a client’s US trip will be the luxury sector with their clients really wanting to experience a stay at one of our many famous hotels that are, in some ways, a destination within themselves. What’s happening in Los Angeles that’s luring more tourists downtown?Downtown LA is experiencing one of the largest urban renewals in the United States, with many Angelenos moving back into this part of the city. The area is also home to a great variety of attractions such as the L.A. Live entertainment complex, home to the Lakers, Kings and Clippers at the Staples Center and award shows such as the American Music Awards and the Emmys.This trend has also seen a major increase of luxury hotels opening up in the neighbourhood in many of the historic buildings such the ACE Hotel Downtown, NoMad Los Angeles – which just became a Virtuoso member hotel – and just recently Hotel Figueroa, a Leading Hotels of the World property opened too. How long do most Australians tend to transit in Los Angeles before heading onwards to another North American destination?The average stopover in LA is two to three days. It really helps that LAX is located centrally on the beach between Marina del Rey and Manhattan Beach with so many great hotel options nearby.My current favourite luxury hotel in the area is The Beach House at Hermosa Beach and Terranea at Palos Verdes, which is LA’s only oceanfront resort and a Virtuoso hotel member.For those looking for a quick stopover close to the airport for an early-morning flight, you can’t go past Marina del Rey, which is just 10 minutes away from LAX with a great variety of hotels overlooking the marina such as the Ritz Carlton and the Marina del Rey Hotel. How can travel advisors learn more about Los Angeles and become specialists?That’s easy, simply go to and become an L.A. Insider. It’s one of the best online training tools for travel advisors out there and only takes 30 minutes to complete.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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Gulf Air is to begin operating flights from London Gulf Air is to begin operating flights from London

first_imgGulf Air is to begin operating flights from London Heathrow to Muscat in Oman.Two daily services will be offered by the carrier from October 26th.This will include an overnight flight scheduled to arrive in Oman at 9:15 local time. Flights will also incorporate a stopover in Bahrain of no more than one hour.James Harrison, general manager of Gulf Air UK and Ireland, said: “We are delighted to be able to now offer our passengers this improved connectivity to Oman.”Our new schedule gives them a chance to enjoy our renowned service and hospitality and the choice of night flights in both directions to maximise their stay and enjoy the stunning beaches, diverse landscape and wonderful sea life that Oman has to offer.”Gulf Air is the only Middle Eastern airline to have joined an industry-wide consortium working towards developing biofuel for use on aircraft.The group, which also comprises other major carriers such as Air France and KLM, has set itself a target of developing the fuel by 2013. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedThree-class service introduced by Oman Air on flights to MuscatThree-class service introduced by Oman Air on flights to MuscatOman Air passengers offered new check-in optionsPassengers flying to the Middle East on Oman Air will soon be able to choose from new check-in options at MuscatOman Air to deploy Airbus A330 on flights to BangkokOman Air will operate a wide-body A330 aircraft on its flights to Bangkok from May 17th.last_img read more

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Related New York and Singapore voted top foodie ci Related New York and Singapore voted top foodie ci

first_img RelatedNew York and Singapore voted top foodie citiesMany travellers booking flights to New York and Singapore do so because of the quality of food that each city offers.Mega tours: plan a globe-spanning trip of the world’s greatest sights with Air New ZealandPlan some truly epic globe-spanning tours of amazing beaches, world-famous wine regions and iconic movie locations with Air New Zealand.10 Wine Tours Around the World10 Wine Tours Around the World People booking flights to California could be tempted by a visit to Napa and Sonoma after the region was voted the world’s favourite wine region.This comes after the results of a Lonely Planet global community poll, which covered the publisher’s global community of staff and authors.Lonely Planet writer Gerilyn Atterbery said that the wines in Napa and Sonoma are “full of life”, with their flavours “complex, refreshing and oh so yummy”.”The region is not over developed yet, and the rolling hills are absolutely gorgeous,” he commented.”The wineries tend to be low-key still, are not over priced, and you are always guaranteed a beautiful relaxing day.”Elsewhere, south Australia’s Barossa Valley and Marlborough in New Zealand were praised for their quality of wine.Closer to home, those booking flights to Bordeaux, Tuscany and various regions in Spain will all have fine quality wines to choose from.Last month, Lonely Planet named the Algarve’s Tavira beach as one of the world’s most child-friendly beaches.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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Tips on how to book cheaper holidays using Skyscan Tips on how to book cheaper holidays using Skyscan

first_imgTips on how to book cheaper holidays using Skyscanner1. Set up price alertsFlight prices change all the time, and you never know when an airline will spring a flash sale. So if you’ve got a destination in mind but the flights cost just that little bit too much, just set up a price alert and we’ll email you if the price changes. Learn more about price alerts and sign up for them here.2. Keep checking Skyscanner’s deals pageSkyscanner is constantly sweeping the web in the hunt for rock-bottom flight prices, and it’s simple to find the cheapest flights from your local airport. Just head to the deals page, click on your nearest airport, and you’ll see a list of the cheapest flights available.3. Try going somewhere a bit differentThe Costa del Sol in Spain and the Algarve in Portugal are still two of the cheapest places to take a holiday in Europe (click here to find out more about the best places for a family holiday in the Algarve). But often overlooked countries such as Bulgaria and Cyprus offer astonishingly low prices – a bottle of water in Cyprus will set you back just 26p, and you’ll get change from a pound for a coffee in Bulgaria. Need some inspiration? Use Skyscanner’s ‘Everywhere’ search feature to find the cheapest flights from your nearest airport to hundreds of destinations around the world.Find cheap flights to Cyprus 2. Four nights chilling out in a hut in Hamburg, Germany, from £376Cost for a beer: £3.49Cost for an ice cream: £1.79Return flights from Manchester to Hamburg in August start from around £148 for a family of four. And after a long journey, what better place is there to relax than a ‘chill-out hut’ right next to the River Elbe? The hut comes with its own canoe for paddles on the river, and there’s a trampoline and outdoor grill, too. It should set you back just £228 for four nights.Find cheap flights to Hamburg 6. Invite the whole family!This might not be everyone’s cup of tea and we understand that a week with the in-laws may not be your idea of a holiday, but if you want to get great value for money the a self-catered villa is the way to go. There are countless of sumptuous chateaus in Italy and France that work out at a pittance per person if you can get a large group together. These Disney-inspired, European mansions you can actually stay in might just tempt you to take the whole gang! 4. Three nights on a sailing boat in Copenhagen, Denmark, from £378Beer price: £6.47Ice cream price: £3.23Flights from London to Copenhagen for a family of four in August start from just £174 – once you’re there, head down to Dragør harbour and hop aboard a sailing boat for a total of £204 for three nights. Just don’t get any nautical ideas – there’s a ‘strictly no sailing’ rule while you’re staying. To see the city cheaply, have a look at these tips on how to do Copenhagen on a budget.Find cheap flights to Copenhagen 5 family holidays for less than £5001. Three nights in a glamping caravan in Dublin, Ireland, from £455*Beer price: £3.36Ice cream price: £1.20Return flights from Newcastle to Dublin in August start from £174 for a family of four. Once you’re there, head out of the city into the Wicklow mountains, where you’ll find a 100-acre farm that offers a ‘glamping gypsy caravan’ with beautiful views of the hills. With two bunk beds and a double bed it can fit a family of four, and there’s a camp fire area for roasting marshmallows under the stars. Three nights cost £281, including service fee. But if a caravan doesn’t appeal, check out these Dublin hotels for every budget.Find cheap flights to Dublin Liked this? Try these: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.10 best city breaks in Spain with kidsWhere should you go for a family city break in Spain? How will you keep the kids entertained and avoid aimless pavement pounding? With our guide to Spain’s top 10 family-friendly cities. 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.*Published June 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.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Mapcenter_img Related10 best cheap hotels and hostels in DublinDublin can be an expensive city break destination, but it’s also a city with a fantastic range of high standard, low-cost budget accommodation. Here are the best cheap hotels and hostels if you’re heading to the Irish capital for a weekend away and you don’t want to blow the bank.16 ridiculously cheap places to go on holiday in 2017Want to save pounds on your holiday this year? We’ve put together 16 of the best places for budget travel in 2017, based on flight prices, accommodation, eating out and – most importantly – the average price of a beer. Here’s where’s cheap to travel this year, whether you’re up…Skyscanner Suggests Ways to Slice the Peak Holiday Price HikeWith MPs set to debate school holiday travel pricing today, Skyscanner advises there are ways to make a much needed summer holiday affordable. 3. Four nights in a penthouse loft in Brussels, Belgium, from £497Beer price: £3.49Ice cream price: £2.17Fancy staying in style in the centre of the European Union? Return flights from Glasgow to Brussels for a family of four in August start from £234. There you’ll find a split-level penthouse loft just five minutes away from the EU Commission building, with two snug beds under slanted eaves for the kids and a double bed downstairs for ma and pa, all for £263 for four nights. Take a look at this guide to Brussels on a budget for ideas on what to do once you’ve settled in.Find cheap flights to Brussels 5. Four nights in Paris, France, from £467Beer price: £3.05Ice cream price: £2.18Return flights from Manchester for a family of four in August start from £150, and you can stay in a cosy apartment in the XI arrondissement for just £317 for four nights. It even has a piano! For more accommodation ideas, take a look at these Paris hotels for every budget.Find cheap flights to Paris 4. Find out the best time to bookSome people reckon you should book flights as soon as they become available, whereas others recommend waiting until the last possible minute for a cheap deal. Now you can see exactly when the cheapest flights are available using Skyscanner’s Best Time to Book tool – just select your departure airport and destination, and you’ll be presented with a graph showing how far ahead you should book your flights.Find the best time to book5. Consider campingCamping has come a long way over the past few decades and some of the more upmarket campsites offer everything from yurts to tepees for the adventurous traveller. Eurocamp offer pre-pitched, family-sized tents at locations across Europe for much less than the cost of a hotel, and it’s even cheaper if you bring your own tent. Meanwhile, Scotland has plenty of campsites in stunning settings – perfect for an adventure holiday in the Cairngorms. Even better, you could hire a camper van and stop off wherever you please.Hire a campervan herelast_img read more

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first_imgNew York, New York – Reported by Venanzio Ciampa for Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineBoxing and marketing are two worlds I have always loved. Seeing a great combination or a well-executed campaign has always given me a special thrill. I started boxing when I was a young kid in Rome and continued when I arrived in New York. For a while I thought I was going to be the next great Italian fighter. After working out and sparring with really great boxers at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn and at Jerome Avenue Boxing in the Bronx I realized that I may have had the heart but boxing is about many diverse talents and heart is only one ingredient. You need to be an instinctive thinker: Be able to strategize and in a few nanoseconds execute. Be able to conserve and at the same time explode your energy at maximum in crucial moments of a fight. You need psychological skills to get into the head of your opponent and you need to especially be able to dominate your fear. You will have fear, but as Cus D’Amato, Mike Tyson’s first beloved trainer used to say, “It’s just how you will react to fear—it can’t submerge you or you may use it to extinguish your opponent.” In marketing, where I have worked at all the top luxury conglomerates (Swatch Group, LVMH and PPR), and for ten years now with my own communication agency in New York, The Promotion Factory, I have tried to adopt some boxing techniques for marketing needs:1. Know your skill set. As a boxer I knew my strengths, and more importantly, weaknesses. I had an excellent left hook, great stamina and a more than reputable defense. At the same time my jab was never a decisive factor. I was generally too short for my weight category and I was always open for circular punches. I focused on how to maximize those strengths both in the gym and on match days. I was beaten, but rarely because I did not do my homework or did not put enough training in. With marketing it’s similar. Know the brand you are working with; don’t adapt a one-fits-all philosophy. Read its history, talk to its people and find out curiosities. When our company was hired by a great watch brand we went to the factory and discovered that some of its fantastic watchmakers were very young. We devised a Young Watchmaker campaign that is now part of its key grids.2. Create tempo, both with people and your brand. In boxing you need to score shots to make points—very rarely does a George Forman one-punch KO win a match. You need to create the conditions for that one big shot. You need to create a rhythm in crescendo that will allow you to attack and put your opponent off balance. It needs to be both practical and a bit operatic (hey, I am Italian) to showcase your best shots and minimize the responses from your adversary. In communication it’s also like this. Almost never rely on one single factor—the knockout punch as mentioned is rare. Several factors go into building a campaign especially in today’s multi-fluid social media world. Most people want to start their communication building the salon; it really needs to start at the basement.3. Faking can be a virtue, but too much faking can wear you out. Faking a punch is part of the essential skills of a boxer. Make the opponent think you are going left then move right. Fake a jab and come in with a great body shot. The combinations are endless. But there needs to be a sense to all the movement and the fakes; if not you will inevitably tire out and it will become counterproductive. The mind needs to control all of it, and you cannot let the mind tire. Sugar Ray Robinson was a genius at this—his movement was an art. His fakes would put you off balance and then “bang!” In our branding world I guess you could call faking “the idea of perception” (let’s make people think that we…). If people perceive your brand as strong it will sell. That’s in part true. Perception, which comes generally from some shrewd communication, can often help a brand but it can sometimes be a double-edged sword. As a brand marketer you always should be able to substantiate your positions, your campaign and your strengths, and not just leave them to the perceptions. I always recommend to my partners’ clients to not be content with a simple exposition of their brand. Let’s deconstruct it. Let’s see what every word that we put out means and how it is truly backed up by the brand content and history.4. Find you own fighting system. Mike Tyson and his second trainer, Kevin Rooney, devised a number system for training. A jab was a one, two jabs a two and so on. It helped make the training more fluid, fun and also made those punches quicker One-two-three is quicker than jab-jab-right-cross, no? The same goes for branding. Create a different approach, don’t follow the usual conventions. At times they may work but question them and test them. For example, a testimonial can help promote a brand, but at same time consumers have seen it all, so they are aware about this exploited convention. Don’t throw it out, but check if it really will help you. Just like Rooney used a numbers games to better exploit Tyson’s quickness, one should do the same in marketing. Find your own particular system—flexible agile and smart—and within the context of the brand you are working on, create your own convention.5. Fight to the final bell. There are so many stories about boxers winning at the last second of the last round. It’s one of boxing’s greatest rules and rights: You will always have a shot until the final bell rings. This means put your heart and love into the brand. I believe in investing my passion for the brand partner I am working with. My approach, which may not be everyone’s, is not to have an innumerable list of clients for my agency. It’s about length of service with them. It’s about passionately knowing them, fighting for them and sometimes even losing for them. Until that bell rings we can always find solutions, execute a great initiative and create a fantastic concept. But love is key. Love makes you think about the brand even when you are not really thinking about it—even on vacation. Love can be like Cus D’Amato’s fear: If you truly invest in it you can overcome your own weaknesses.About the author: Called “New York Marketing Maestro” by Page Six, Venanzio Ciampa is president of The Promotion Factory, a New York City marketing agency specialized in luxury goods and fashion. As the communications director for Swatch Group and international director of marketing for Omega, he was the mind behind some of their most spectacular campaigns. In 2004 he opened his own agency, working to relaunch brands like Hublot, Girard-Perregaux, Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry, Etienne Aigner, Carrera y Carrera jewelry and more.Contact: Venanzio Ciampa, (212) 217-9065;; www.thepromofact.comlast_img read more

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first_imgNew York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineDream Downtown today celebrates the launch of a new fleet of bicycles available on-property for guests. Located within the city’s famed Meatpacking District, the 315-room hotel known for its trademark combination of cosmopolitan glamour, whimsical design and top-standard service, is pleased to offer guests this eco-friendly option for transportation around the city.In addition, the hotel has recently launched the ‘Dream Drive-Inn’ package offering deals to locals within the Tri-State area looking for a stay-cation at the NYC hotspot.For those driving into the Manhattan area, present a valid Driver’s License from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts or Pennsylvania to redeem complimentary valet service, as well as a $100 pre-paid debit card to cover tolls, gas and a carwash. Interested participants who take a snapshot of the NYC skyline on the way to the hotel (and tag the hotel on Facebook) will receive two complimentary cocktails (or late check-out). A guided bike tour along the Hudson River can be booked through the Concierge.The ‘Dream Drive-Inn’ package includes deluxe accommodations, complimentary valet parking, prepaid debit card for gas, tolls and car wash, two complimentary cocktails or late check-out, complimentary upgrade for electric cars and hybrids, and a personalized welcome amenity. www.dreamdowntown.comlast_img read more

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first_imgLondon, United Kingdom – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineThough it’s best known for drawing a crowd in warmer weather, The Berkeley’s Health Club & Spa has turned its rooftop terrace into a stunning outdoor cinema this winter.Both hotel guests and London locals alike can enjoy classic films—including Miracle on 34th Street and Bridget Jones’ Diary—on the big screen, while curling up with Moncler down-filled blankets, hot water bottles and seasonal treats like homemade hot chocolate and Berkeley mince pies. Lined with pine trees and heat lamps for a cozy ambiance, the four-seat outdoor theatre is the only private cinema in the city.Through January 31st, 2012, the hotel is offering a special Winter Cinema package for Londoners: For about $85 per person, visitors can take in either the 5pm or 7pm seating, weekdays only (and weather permitting). Weekend screenings are reserved for resident guests.Visit read more

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Goodwood RollsRoyce Motor Cars saw sales in 2007 Goodwood RollsRoyce Motor Cars saw sales in 2007

first_imgGoodwood: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars saw sales in 2007 increase by 25 per cent, compared to 2006, with retails of 1010 cars. This is the first time that annual sales have reached four figures and the fourth successive sales increase since the company was launched in 2003. There was strong demand for all Phantom models, with the four door versions (Phantom and Phantom Extended Wheelbase) remaining the best sellers and accounting for 75 per cent of the total. However, it was the exceptional demand for the new Phantom Drophead Coupé, launched in the summer, which drove the volume increase. Production capacity at Goodwood was maximised by working extended shifts. “Everybody at Rolls-Royce is delighted with this tremendous result which marks our fifth anniversary in the best possible way,” said Ian Robertson, Chairman and Chief Executive. “It confirms Rolls-Royce as the most desirable brand in the super luxury market and is a credit to the passion and dedication of our teams at Goodwood and around the world. The customer reaction to the Drophead Coupé has been astonishing, exceeding all our expectations.” North America remained the biggest single market for Rolls-Royce in 2007, accounting for 40 per cent of sales and showing growth of 22 per cent. Exceptional performances were seen in the United Arab Emirates and in China which grew by around 70 and 50 per cent respectively. The Rolls-Royce dealer network expanded to 80 in 2007, with new showrooms including St Petersburg, Kiev and Dresden. The top selling dealers worldwide in 2007 were, respectively, Beverly Hills, London, Abu Dhabi, Tokyo and Dubai. Abu Dhabi saw the highest annual increase, with sales more than doubling. Looking ahead in 2008, Rolls-Royce has announced its intention to launch a two-door coupé model, based on the Phantom, in the summer. Further into the future a new Rolls-Royce model series, to sit alongside the Phantom models, will be launched in 2010, currently named RR4.last_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Mar 19, 2018 9:52 am PDT Last Updated Mar 19, 2018 at 11:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Broadway fans are buzzing over the release of a new song by two popular Tony winners in support of the upcoming March for Our Lives.“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt, the original star of “Dear Evan Hansen,” have recorded a duet called “Found/Tonight,’ mixing lyrics from “You Will Be Found” from “Dear Evan Hansen” and “The Story of Tonight” from “Hamilton.”The song was released at midnight on Monday and is No. 1 on the iTunes singles chart.The multicity March for Our Lives on March 24 was planned after the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.Miranda has been releasing “Hamilton”-related content each month in a series called Hamildrop.___Online: ‘Hamilton’ and ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ stars release new songlast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Jul 25, 2018 7:04 am PDT Last Updated Jul 25, 2018 at 7:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this March 3, 2018, file photo, Yara Shahidi arrives at the CHANEL Pre-Oscar Dinner in Los Angeles. Shahidi will be honored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network for her advocacy for girls’ education at a gala in October. (Photo by Omar Vega/Invision/AP, File) Yara Shahidi, Ellen Pompeo to be honoured by GLSEN groupcenter_img LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Yara Shahidi will be honoured by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network for her advocacy for girls’ education at a gala later this year.The group known as GLSEN announced Wednesday that the “grown-ish” star will receive its Game Changer Award at its Respect Awards, presented in October in Beverly Hills, California. Shahidi has advocated for gender parity in science, technology and engineering fields.The group will also honour “Grey’s Anatomy” star Ellen Pompeo for her advocacy for LGBTQ causes and pay equity in Hollywood.Twentieth Century Fox will be honoured for its diverse slate, including the gay teen romance “Love, Simon,” released earlier this year.“Will & Grace” creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan will also receive awards.GLSEN was founded in 1990 to address LGBT issues in K-12 education.last_img read more

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Police search for clues in slayings of 2 aspiring Police search for clues in slayings of 2 aspiring

first_imgPolice search for clues in slayings of 2 aspiring rappers by The Associated Press Posted Oct 31, 2018 4:55 am PDT Last Updated Oct 31, 2018 at 10:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MIRAMAR, Fla. – Investigators in Florida are trying to determine who killed two aspiring rappers whose bodies were riddled with gunshot wounds when a friend drove them to a hospital’s emergency room.Miramar police spokeswoman Tania Rues said in a news release that 21-year-old Anthony Williams and 19-year-old Christopher Thomas were last seen alive at 3:20 a.m. on Oct. 26 in Fort Lauderdale. Hospital staff pronounced them dead at Memorial Miramar Hospital, about 20 miles (32 kilometres) from Fort Lauderdale.Police aren’t releasing the name of the driver as they investigate.TCPalm newspaper reports Thomas went by the stage name YNW Juvy while Williams was known as YNW Sakchaser. Both were connected to Florida rapper Jamell Demons, known as YNW Melly .center_img This undated photo provided by the Miramar Police Department shows Christopher Thomas. Investigators in Florida are trying to determine who killed Thomas and Anthony Williams aspiring rappers whose bodies were riddled with gunshot wounds when a friend drove them to a hospital’s emergency room on Oct. 26, 2018. (Miramar Police Department via AP) last_img read more

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by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 15 2018 953 by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 15 2018 953

first_img by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 15, 2018 9:53 am PDT The Canadian Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Quebec literary prize on hold after Amazon sponsorship controversy MONTREAL — A prestigious Quebec literary prize has been suspended amid public outcry over the announcement of online giant Amazon as the main sponsor.An organizer of the Prix litteraire des collegiens announced the decision yesterday after members of the public and the literary community denounced the multinational’s involvement.The five finalists for the 2019 edition of the prize published a joint letter in Le Devoir this week expressing concern over what they called Amazon’s “extreme competition” and its detrimental effect on small booksellers.Authors Karoline Georges, Kevin Lambert, Jean-Christophe Rehel, Lula Carballo and Dominique Fortier said Amazon’s involvement runs counter to the prize’s mission of promoting Quebec literature.A group representing Quebec writers expressed its disappointment at the suspension and called on the Quebec government and the business community to provide the funding needed to keep the prize alive.The prize’s organizers say they will meet with members of the literary community and are ready to relaunch the contest if they receive enough support.last_img read more

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FILE This May 31 2019 file photo shows Cardi B FILE This May 31 2019 file photo shows Cardi B

first_img FILE – This May 31, 2019 file photo shows Cardi B arriving at Queens Criminal Court, in New York. The Grammy-winning rapper has been indicted on new felony charges in connection with a fight at a New York City strip club. She had previously refused to plead guilty to a misdemeanor that would have resolved the case. The 12-count indictment includes a felony charge of attempted assault with intention to cause serious physical injury. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, FIle) by The Associated Press Posted Jun 21, 2019 11:29 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK — Grammy-winning rapper Cardi B was charged Friday with new felony charges in a fight last year at a New York City strip club.An indictment filed in state court charges Cardi B with two counts of felony attempted assault and various lesser charges, including harassment and reckless endangerment. Prosecutors said she’s to appear Tuesday at an arraignment in Queens.The performer previously has denied harming anyone. A message seeking comment was left with her lawyer Friday.The 26-year-old Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, and her entourage argued with a bartender at Angels Strip Club, police have said. They say a fight broke out in which chairs, bottles and hookah pipes were thrown, causing minor injuries to the woman and another employee.Cardi B had originally only been charged with misdemeanours. Prosecutors presented the case to a grand jury after she rejected a plea deal that would have given her a conditional discharge.The more serious charges came to light after she was named songwriter of the year by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers at a Thursday night ceremony in Los Angeles. She’s scheduled to perform Sunday at the BET Awards, where she’s nominated for Best Female Hip Hop Artist.Her chart-topping hits include “I Like It” and the Maroon 5 collaboration “Girls Like You.”The Associated Press Cardi B hit with new felony charges in strip club brawllast_img read more

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April 10 20132013 Arcosanti Event Schedule has be April 10 20132013 Arcosanti Event Schedule has be

first_imgApril 10, 20132013 Arcosanti Event Schedule has been printed.  Here is a sneak preview of the calendar of the events about to be mailed out to those on our mailing list.Join our email list for event updates and save a tree. Send a email to: events [at] arcosanti [dot] org.For information about the Colly Soleri Music Center at Arcosanti and a downloadable event calendar, please go here.last_img

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