Nevada officials reach out to Dbacks on potential

first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Kevin Kolb has been hyped as the savior of Arizona Cardinals football. The attention revolving around Kolb’s arrival in the Valley was tremendous and people seem to be expecting a lot of the first year Cardinal.While Kolb has shown promise and potential throughout his tenure in Philadelphia, there is often a learning curve, especially for quarterbacks, when joining new teams.Everyone is different so it is impossible to predict how quickly, and if at all, Kolb will adjust, but comparing him to other quarterbacks who got traded with limited starting experience may provide Cardinals fans with a bit of insight. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’center_img After being traded from the Green Bay Packers to the Seattle Seahawks, Matt Hasselbeck threw for seven touchdowns and eight interceptions in his first season.Seattle went 5-7 in his starts and Hasselbeck completed 54.8 percent of his passes.In his first season as a Texan, Matt Schaub threw for nine touchdowns and nine interceptions en route to a 4-7 record as a starter.Upon leaving the New England Patriots and joining the Kansas City Chiefs, Matt Cassel threw for 16 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. The Chiefs went 4-11 in Cassel’s starts and the signal caller completed 55 percent of his passes.Although the expectations for Kolb are high, history suggests quarterbacks struggle in their inaugural year.All three of those quarterbacks had a lot more success in their second season, but will Cardinals fans be that patient? Can they afford to be?Larry Fitzgerald is in his contract year and if Kolb struggles the way history suggests he will, Fitzgerald may leave.A learning curve may be normal, but there is a lot of pressure on Kolb to turn the Cardinals into a contender again and to keep the star receiver in town. 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories last_img read more

Nevada officials reach out to Dbacks on potential

first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Comments   Share   D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Kevin Kolb is looking forward to playing deep into the game this Saturday night.Kolb and the rest of the starters will probably see action into the third quarter, and the quaterback plans on using this extended playing time to his advantage.“I need to run through the 2 minute drill at least one time with the guys,” Kolb said. “Also just coming out after half-time and having that first drive, that’s always a vital part of the game for getting things kicked off again.” What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkecenter_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away The signal caller also sees this game as a good way to measure where the Cardinals are as a team. “When I look down at the scores I say, ‘Okay, we almost really did beat them if we win,’” Kolb said. “Obviously you didn’t finish the game but this is the one you measure everybody up and we want to measure well.” This will be Kolb’s first game in University of Phoenix Stadium, and he wants make sure there is “no shocks” when the regular season rolls around.One thing Saturday’s opponent, the San Diego Chargers, may help Kolb with is understanding the defense he’ll be facing in Week 1. Ron Rivera, now the Panthers’ head coach, was San Diego’s defensive coordinator last season.As far as using this game to maybe peek a glimpse at the defense he could possibly see opening week, Kolb isn’t worried about that.“It could be a good prep, but you can’t get to caught up in that,” he said. Top Stories last_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comments   Share   The Arizona Cardinals have added another player who participated in last weekend’s Veteran Combine.The team announced Wednesday it had signed tight end Ifeanyi Momah to a one-year contract. The 6-foot-7, 248-pound Momah entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013 out of Boston College. Along with the Eagles, he has also spent time with the Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions. Momah played in 34 career games at Boston College, tallying 39 receptions for 629 yards and six touchdowns. Top Stories last_img read more


first_img 0 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling – / 28 Cornerback Brandon Williams lines up during rookie mini-camp. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports) Top Stories center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Arizona Cardinals on Monday announced they have signed 2016 draft picks Brandon Williams, Evan Boehm and Harlan Miller.With those three officially in the fold, the entirety of Arizona’s six-player 2016 draft class is now under contract after Robert Nkemdiche, Marqui Christian and Cole Toner signed their contracts last week.Williams, the team’s third-round pick (No. 92 overall) is a cornerback out of Texas A&M. He played just one season at the position after converting from running back, but at 6-foot and 200 pounds with excellent speed, the team sees him as a player who could develop into a key contributor in the secondary. Last season, he posted 34 tackles and seven passes defensed for the Aggies. Arizona’s fourth-round pick and the 128th player chosen, Boehm, a center, made 52 consecutive starts over four seasons at Missouri. He began his career with the school at left guard, but moved to center as a sophomore and never left the position. A team captain, the 6-foot-3, 310-pound player is expected to compete for the starting job with the Cardinals.Miller was the Cardinals’ final pick of the draft, chosen in the sixth round at No. 205 overall. A 6-foot, 182-pound cornerback from Southeastern Louisiana, he earned second-team FCS All-America honors and was a finalist for the FCS National Defensive Player of the Year award as a senior. He appeared in 47 career games, tallying 122 tackles, 11 interceptions and 34 passes defensed. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Canaday had won a preseason battle to replace long

first_imgCanaday had won a preseason battle to replace long-time long snapper Mike Leach, but struggled in his first three NFL games. A fifth-round pick in the 2016 draft, Christian was inactive for all three games.Niklas appeared in all three games, catching one of two passes thrown his way. He has struggled with injuries since being chosen in the second round of the 2014 draft out of Notre Dame.Johnson was seventh-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in the 2012 draft out of Virginia. He has appeared in 16 games over four seasons with the 49ers, Indianapolis Colts and Cleveland Browns. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Cardinals long snapper Kameron Canaday following a preseason game with the Denver Broncos. (AP photo) The Arizona Cardinals released long snapper Kameron Canaday and safety Marqui Christian on Tuesday, while elevating tight end Ifeanyi Momah from the practice squad and placing tight end Troy Niklas on injured reserve.In addition, the team signed linebacker Cam Johnson to the practice squad and released linebacker Shaq Riddick from the practice squad.The moves come in the wake of Arizona’s 33-18 road loss to the Buffalo Bills, a game in which an errant Canaday snap on a field goal attempt led to a Bills’ touchdown and Niklas later suffered a wrist injury. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 22 Comments   Share   Dallas Cowboys fullback Keith Smith (41) runs away from Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Scooby Wright (58) during the first half of the Pro Football Hall of Fame NFL preseason game in Canton, Ohio, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) The Arizona Cardinals announced Tuesday they have elevated linebacker Scooby Wright from the practice squad to the active roster. They have also signed linebacker Connor Harris and offensive lineman Vinston Painter to the practice squad.Wright, an alumnus of the University of Arizona, was inactive in Week 1 and has been on the Cardinals practice squad since then. He was drafted in 2016 by the Cleveland Browns but came back to the desert last season in December. Wright has played in three NFL games, all with the Cardinals. Top Stories Harris is a 5-foot-11, 242-pound linebacker who played his collegiate football at D-II Lindenwood and set the all-time NCAA record for tackles with 633 in 48 games. He also won the 2016 Cliff Harris Award, given to the top non-D-I defensive player in the country. He signed with the Jets out of college as an undrafted free agent.Painter played in Sunday’s Cardinals game against the 49ers after joining the active roster the previous day. He originally came to the Cardinals by joining the practice squad in September. He’s previously played with the Redskins, Dolphins, Giants, Browns and Broncos since being drafted out of Virginia Tech in 2013.The Cardinals’ Week 5 matchup comes in the form of a road contest at the Philadelphia Eagles (3-1). Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Arizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwill right

first_imgArizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwill, right, talks with general manager Steve Keim during practice at the NFL football team’s training camp Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 40 Comments   Share   One of those talking points is Keim’s own future after his job security reached hot-seat status over the course of 2018.“I’ve got a lot of confidence in Steve going forward,” Bidwill said, jumping in on a question posed to Keim regarding the GM’s responsibility in the failures this past season.Related LinksCardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald tweets his appreciation for Steve WilksCardinals players laud fired coach Steve Wilks’ leadershipArizona Cardinals fire head coach Steve Wilks after one yearNFL head coaching job tracker: Cards hire Kingsbury as next head coachBidwill listed off Keim’s track record after being elevated to GM in 2013. Arizona has gone 52-43 with two playoff appearances since, in part thanks to Keim’s hire of Bruce Arians and trade for quarterback Carson Palmer.Keim sticking around for 2019 is, of course, just a point of stability.Bidwill and Keim also said they believed having the No. 1 overall pick, potentially nine or 10 draft picks depending on compensatory slots awarded, and the current talent on the roster should provide key selling points for interested coaching candidates.“If I look back and I think to myself in November and December that you’re the general manager with the number one pick in the draft, it’s embarrassing as hell. In April, we’re not going to feel that way,” Keim said.The Cardinals will keep their cards close to their vest as they enter a coaching search, Bidwill said. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Despite looking at a future with a rookie quarterback in Josh Rosen and the offensive-focused trends across the NFL, Bidwill wouldn’t answer what attributes or backgrounds would be prioritized as the team hopes to lure the best candidate away from the other job openings in the NFL.Arizona, Bidwill said, has reached out to a few coaching candidates who are currently without jobs.He said the team would formally go through the process of requesting to speak with coaches of other NFL squads later Monday. Among those candidates is Los Angeles Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor, reports NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, and NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported that the Cardinals requested an interview with Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy.Bidwill refused to set a timeline on making a hire.The Cardinals hope their cap space, upcoming draft picks and returning talent like Rosen, rookie receiver Christian Kirk, running back David Johnson, cornerback Patrick Peterson and pass-rusher Chandler Jones can be enticing.And they hope the possibility that Keim could lose his job is a narrative no more.“When I look back at last year, obviously I didn’t get it right,” Bidwill said. “I take responsibility for it. We’re going to make sure that we get it right this time around and look forward to starting that search with Steve right away.”center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo TEMPE, Ariz. — During his introduction as the new leader of the Arizona Cardinals last January, now-fired head coach Steve Wilks infamously called his challenge a re-tool, not a rebuild.Less than a full year later, Arizona president Michael Bidwill and general manager Steve Keim spoke on Wilks’ firing and another quick turnaround expected of his successor following a 3-13 season. The Cardinals executives used it as an opportunity to rattle off a bullet-point set of reasons why the Cardinals’ head coaching opening — one of eight in the NFL as of Monday — should be attractive to candidates. Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

TEMPE Ariz — For the Arizona Cardinals entering

first_img TEMPE, Ariz. — For the Arizona Cardinals entering the new era of quarterback Kyler Murray and coach Kliff Kingsbury, the talk is over, just as the new head coach told his (likely) starting quarterback before drafting him first overall. Now opponents have got to deal with them.The pleasantries are over with. Now it’s time to work.A relationship years in the making — Kingsbury recruited Murray out of Allen High School in Texas — began on the field in earnest on Friday as the Cardinals took to the practice fields for rookie mini-camp. In a 25-minute window of the practice open to the media, Murray stretched before the team broke off into position groups. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling So far, 5-foot-10 1/8 is not getting passes batted by edge rusher Kliff Kingsbury.— Kevin Zimmerman (@KZimmermanAZ) May 10, 2019Through just a few meetings with reporters, it’s clear Murray’s mannerisms remain even-keeled and calm. He reminded that there’s not much worth in analyzing the first day working with an entirely new group of coworkers.Things take time.“Besides my feet hurting, I feel pretty good,” he said, adding that he’d been wearing a pair of cleats that hadn’t broken in. What wasn’t as new was his familiarity with the offense. Murray said Kingsbury’s spread offensive system, one branch from the Air Raid tree of many, is similar to the offense run by Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley.“Today I was pretty comfortable, surprisingly comfortable as far as communication, stuff like that,” the rookie said. “I think that’s helped me out a lot.”Receiver Andy Isabella was more heavy with his praise.“Just the way it was thrown, the way it got there, the way it was perfectly placed,” Isabella said. “It doesn’t even look like he’s trying. It’s coming at 100 miles per hour but it’s coming perfect spiral.”Murray’s goal was about “making everybody comfortable” in Kingsbury’s offense.“Obviously you’re going to mess some stuff up,” the quarterback said. “Guys aren’t used to his system, what he calls, what he runs and stuff like that, but knowing that with time, it’ll get better.”The question is: How soon will Murray be ready?Days after the draft, Cardinals general manager Steve Keim raised eyebrows when he decisively answered whether he expected Murray to start. “We didn’t draft him one overall to ride the pine,” Keim said on The Rich Eisen Show.Two days later, Kingsbury seemed less certain, telling The Jim Rome Show, “We’ll see.”Murray isn’t worried about those expectations. In fact, he didn’t even think the story of Keim’s very sure expectation was true.“I didn’t believe it when he said it. I kind of saw it but didn’t see a credible source … I didn’t believe it but he told me the other day,” he said.“I’m just here to work. Obviously would I love to start? Of course.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img (AP Photo/Matt York) Top Stories 21 Comments   Share   Kingsbury mentored Murray in basic throwing drills, posing as a mildly enthusiastic pass-rusher before the quarterback began throwing to receivers.Related LinksWolf’s points of curiosity for Cardinals’ rookie mini-campCardinals sign 2 rookies, release 9 from rosterBrowns’ John Dorsey apparently likes to prank fellow GMs during NFL DraftKeim: Cardinals got ‘5th-best player’ when drafting Byron MurphyThe Cardinals coach admitted he spent most of his time focusing on his quarterback.“Not bad,” the head coach said of Murray’s first day throwing. “Some familiarity with the system helps. He can really throw it, got a presence about himself. I like how he operated.“He’s been born and bred to do this. He’s kind of living it out right now, and (the attention) may affect other people but it doesn’t seem to affect him.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Jin Jiang Hotel ShanghaiGo back to the enewslett

first_imgJin Jiang Hotel, ShanghaiGo back to the e-newsletter >Jin Jiang International Hotels has announced plans to hold a 2015 roadshow in Japan, 15-17 October, in a move to enhance the visibility of the brands owned by Jin Jiang International Hotels and Prince Hotels, Inc..Jin Jiang International Hotels and Prince Hotels signed a memorandum of understanding in June, under which the two hotel groups will form a marketing alliance to collaborate on joint promotions and undertake other business exchanges, as well as improve brand awareness and market share.Mr Simon Zhang, CEO at Jin Jiang International Hotels, said that the mutual benefits derived from forming an alliance and establishing a partnership with Prince Hotels will allow Jin Jiang to further expand its international marketing network and to provide customers with more options and convenience, addressing the growing demand for casual and business travel in the Asian market.Jin Jiang expects to capitalise on the extensive visibility of Prince Hotels in the Japanese local market through the roadshow, and, by doing so, win more face-to-face negotiation opportunities and enhance cooperation with Japanese firms through promotional events and onsite visits with potential business partners. This event is expected to further expand the brand awareness and visibility of Jin Jiang International Hotels in the Japanese market.Mr William Cai, Director Marketing & Sales at Jin Jiang International Hotels, said that member hotels including Jin Jiang Hotel, Jin Jiang Tower, Hua Ting Hotel & Towers, Jian Guo Hotel, Rainbow Hotel, Park Hotel, Shanghai Hotel and Haiyun Jin Jiang International Hotels will participate in the event.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

Crystal on Broadway is an exclusive new partners

first_img“Crystal on Broadway” is an exclusive new partnership with multi-Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, Kevin McCollum, that will bring cast members and creative experts from some of theatre’s premier shows to Crystal Cruises’ stages and venues. McCollum – who boasts a 25-year career in the theatre industry and counts In the Heights, Avenue Q, Rent, Motown: The Musical, and Something Rotten! among some of his great successes – will help present performances, lectures and Q&A with some of theatre’s top artists on select Crystal sailings.Debuting summer 2017, the new line-up will feature guest singers, dancers, choreographers, directors, designers and other artists on designated voyages on Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity.               “We are thrilled to announce this partnership with Kevin McCollum and his vast network of talented performers,” says Edie Rodriguez, Crystal’s chairman, CEO and president. “The artists and experts set for this exclusive new programme hail straight from Broadway, offering our guests the superlative calibre of entertainment, enrichment and insider viewpoints they expect aboard a Crystal ship.”last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Asias leading travel

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterAsia’s leading travel trade show, ITB Asia 2017 has completed its milestone anniversary event with record-breaking numbers. The 10th edition of ITB Asia came to a close at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.Over three days, the event hosted 940 exhibitors from 113 countries, an 11 percent increase over the previous year. ITB Asia 2017 also welcomed its strongest ever buyer participation across the Corporate, MICE and Leisure sectors. Since 2014, ITB Asia has experienced a 1:1 ratio for exhibitors and buyers. This year, there were over 22,000 business appointments recorded during the show.ITB Asia 2017 reported a 77 percent growth from its inaugural edition, featuring new exhibitors such as the Rwanda Development Board, Tourism Tunisia, Promote Iceland, Tourism & Foreign Affairs Department of Almaty City, Republic of Kazakhstan, Jeju Convention and Vistor Bureau, among others.This year’s conference program looked at the role of technology, setting the tone for the changes that the industry is likely to see in the next 10 years. Speakers from IBM Asia Pacific and Google delivered insights on the potential of Artificial Intelligence, Ctrip presented its global strategy, while start-ups Hiverlab, Zebra Design and Savioke shared on the realities and opportunities for augmented reality and virtual reality in hospitality and tourism.“In view of ten years of ITB Asia, we’ve taken every effort to celebrate the past as well as to provide attendees with a useful view to the future. While we are very pleased with our achievements in terms of the quality and numbers, what brings us most satisfaction is bringing together all the different stakeholders across the industry to network and inspire each other. The relationships built and strengthened will continue to boost our efforts in making ITB Asia the region’s go-to event and a hub for unforgettable content and enriching experiences for many years to come”, said Katrina Leung, Executive Director of Messe Berlin (Singapore), the organiser of ITB Asia.ITB Asia will continue to be held in Singapore, following the past ten years of consistent support from the Singapore Tourism Board and the Singapore Exhibition Convention Bureau. Following this year’s successful show, ITB Asia has received the highest exhibitor rebookings for ITB Asia 2018. As early as now, the surge in interest for next year’s show has been seen from destinations such as Greece, Middle East, Africa, Spain and the Scandinavian region as well as continued strong support from Asian markets such as Thailand and the Philippines. Melia Hotels International and Global DMC Network by the JTB Group have also confirmed their stand bookings for the 2018 show.ITB Asia 2018 will be held from 17-19 October 2018 at Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Related London Luton accommodates first B777200 a

first_img RelatedLondon Luton accommodates first B777-200 aircraftThe first ever Boeing 777-200 aircraft touched down at Luton Airport last TuesdayeasyJet launches cheap flights to Tel AviveasyJet launches cheap flights to Tel AvivBmi launches new flights to Tel AvivUK-based airline bmi will launch new flights to Tel Aviv from the UK More Brits are expected to book flights to India, South Africa and the far east following the launch of El Al’s new route to Tel Aviv from London Luton.The service, which began on Sunday May 3rd, will allow passengers to connect to onward flights to Bangkok, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Johannesburg and Beijing.El Al reported that demand for flights to Israel’s second city had been “very strong to date”, with the airline operating the route six times a week.Glyn Jones, London Luton’s managing director, said the launch of flights to Israel is “very exciting” given the choice of onward connections.”The flight timings are very convenient arriving in Tel Aviv early evening to connect with long haul services,” he commented.Mr Jones added that he was “delighted” that El Al’s flight is “already proving so popular”.Having been launched in 1948, Israel’s national carrier now flies to 48 destinations on four continents.Its main base is at Ben Gurion International Airport, Israel’s largest and busiest international airport.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

Istanbul Turkey – Reported by Elite Traveler the

first_imgIstanbul, Turkey – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineThis summer, the Marti Group will launch its first city address with Marti Istanbul Hotel, a new five-star property set in the cultural and commercial heart of Istanbul. Fashioned by internationally acclaimed designer Zeynep Fadillioglu, the glamorous 11-story, 270-room hotel is arrayed with contemporary attributes, striking artwork and exclusive touches that reflect the heritage of the surrounding city. The hotel will open in two phases, with the debut of all guest rooms in July and all public spaces in September.“We’re excited to launch the company’s first urban address here in the heart of Istanbul,” said General Manager Sedat Nemli. “Marti Istanbul Hotel will offer guests the finest elements of Turkish hospitality, along with striking design and innovative cuisine.”The location of Marti Hotel Istanbul in the vibrant neighborhood of Taksim is one of its many attributes. The shopping, cultural and commercial heart of the city, Taksim is surrounded by hip theaters, restaurants and ancient bazaars, and places hotel guests right at the center of life in Istanbul. The famed shores of the Bosphorus and several major historic sites such as the Blue Mosque, Topkopi Palace and Hagia Sophia are all within easy reach.Turkish designer Zeynep Fadillioglu was a keen choice for styling Marti Istanbul Hotel. The award-winning designer employed her passion for storytelling throughout Marti Istanbul Hotel, using colors, textures, textiles and architecture to fashion rich yet clean public spaces and guest rooms in modern Ottoman style.Spacious guest rooms are designed to the highest international standards and dressed with striking purple and blue palettes. All accommodations feature contemporary in-room technologies, including a 42-inch flat-screen TV, an iPod docking station and Internet access.The premium guest room is the Regal Suite on the tenth floor of the hotel. The one-of-a-kind, 2,700-square-foot suite delights with Bosphorus views, a warm living room with dining area and piano, kitchen, study, walk-in closet and a magnificent hammam-style bathroom with Jacuzzi, vanity corner and double wash basin. Upon request, guests can enhance their regal experience by reserving private butler service.Marti Istanbul Hotel also offers fine Turkish dining with two restaurants and multiple bar areas serving culinary concepts by Executive Chef Frédéric Médigue. Located steps inside the hotel’s entrance, Marti’s serves an assortment of French, Asian and Turkish dishes in a relaxed setting that will draw local residents and hotel guests alike. Ascend the winding staircase to the Mezzanine Level, where the Quad Restaurant & Bar awaits guests. Additional hotel dining options include a charming Piano Bar on the Mezzanine Level, a Lobby Lounge just inside the hotel entrance, and Lounge 11 on the top floor for exclusive use of suite guests.On the 11th floor of the hotel, the 8,600-square-foot spa offers a broad range of rejuvenating therapies in a serene and stylish space. The spa features four hammams, three saunas, two steam rooms and five treatment rooms, as well as a relaxation area and “vitamin bar,” all ideal for rejuvenating after a day of sightseeing. On the terrace, guests can work up a sweat in the spacious and modern glass-enclosed gym, which features the latest range of fitness equipment and panoramic views.With 7,400 square feet of meeting and event space, Marti Istanbul will be a quintessential destination for business meetings and upscale celebrations. Cast in the glow of natural light, the hotel’s elegant ground floor Ballroom and accompanying foyer can accommodate more than 200 guests, while four Mezzanine Level boardrooms are ideal for private meetings and events. All facilities are equipped with contemporary communication and presentation technologies, and clients enjoy the services of the hotel’s full-time event and catering staffs.The hotel is accepting reservations beginning July 15, 2012 at opening rates starting from $336 per night. To make a reservation, contact 212-361-5210 or visit www.martiistanbulhotel.comlast_img read more

Greenough Montana – Reported by Elite Traveler t

first_imgGreenough, Montana – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineBarbeque is going luxe at The Resort at Paws Up, Montana’s choice luxury resort for country-loving jet setters. The 37,000-acre property will be introducing Top Chef contestants, master grillers and local artisans to guests of its luxury homes and glamping tents all summer long.Gourmand travelers can start licking their chops this Memorial Day weekend, at the debut of the resort’s Montana Master Grillers all-inclusive culinary experience. For four days and three nights, indulge in daily meals paired with fine wines, spirits and beers again lush wilderness backdrops. Your personal flamer-chefs include 610 Magnolia’s Ed Lee and Sweet Cheeks’ Tiffani Faison, both of whom grilled with gusto on Bravo TV’s beloved cooking show. After enjoying intimate one-on-ones with famed smokologists and distillers, retire to canvas tents with ensuite bathrooms and spacious decks. In the morning, wake up to a gourmet breakfast personally prepared by your very own camping butler.This event acts as a complement to the annual Montana Master Chefs culinary event in September, a four-day gastronomic spectacle of five-course dinners and top libations from beloved vintners. Star chefs include Top Chef winner Hosea Rosenberg and the resort’s own Adam Cooke, who’s nabbed accolades from the likes of the James Beard Foundation. Champagne welcome reception and “quick fire” demos aside, the weekend also features a host of adventure offerings like fly fishing, mushroom foraging and cattle driving. For a special treat, opt for the hot air balloon add-on before a muscle-melting spa treatment in the woods.Finally, between these two exclusive weekend experiences, the Montana Long Table program is a complimentary one-night adventure for guests staying at the resort on July 21. Take a long table seat in a lush grazing pasture for a taste of the ultimate nature getaway—and of the region’s rich flavors. Catered by local ranchers and farmers, who will be on-site to mingle with the guests, this evening is a true farm-to-table, once-in-a-lifetime foodie must.Montana Master Grillers starts from $4,338 for two; Montana Master Chefs from $4,323. For more information, please visit read more

Bombardier Skyjet the pioneer service for online

first_imgBombardier Skyjet, the pioneer service for online booking of private jets and provider of the Skyjet Card, has announced the addition of super midsize business jets and twin-engine turboprop aircraft to the Skyjet Card membership program. The two new aircraft categories join a range of light, superlight, midsize and large business jets offered by Skyjet network operators, for a total of six aircraft categories, that will expand the range of travel options for Skyjet Card members.The Skyjet Card, with its simple debit-card format, offers guaranteed availability with an advance reservation, and the assurance that all Skyjet network charter operators have successfully passed an on-site, third-party audit.“Skyjet is pleased to offer increased flexibility and value to members through these new options,” said Skyjet Managing Director Chris Milligan. “The super midsize business jet category provides Skyjet Card members with an appealing choice for longer trips at a substantially lower cost than a large business jet,” he noted. “For short hops, traveling to remote locations, or landing on shorter runways, turboprops are a practical solution,” he added.According to Milligan, super midsize jets offer transcontinental range and comfort without the weight restrictions of a large business jet that can limit landing options. Through its network of audited operators, Skyjet is now offering five aircraft models in the super midsize business jet category, including the Challenger 300 jet. Since entering service in 2004, the Challenger 300 aircraft has become a global leader in its class, with true coast-to-coast range, a widebody cabin generally configured for eight passengers, full-size galley and spacious baggage compartment that is accessible during flight. The Challenger 300 jet offers excellent long-range cruise speed and a quick time-to-climb capability that enables the aircraft to rise rapidly above weather and air traffic.For short hops, the addition of turboprop jets offers Skyjet Card members a cost-effective solution, at nearly 30 percent less than the hourly rates for a light business jet. Under the card program, turboprops also offer a lower hourly minimum – one hour – compared with a 1.2 hour minimum flight time for aircraft in the light, superlight and midsize jet categories. Aircraft offered through the Skyjet network of charter operators include a range of turboprop models, with seating for five to eight passengers, and all are twin-engine aircraft piloted by two qualified flight crew members.www.bombardier.comlast_img read more

by Victoria Ahearn The Canadian Press Posted

first_img by Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 19, 2018 9:01 am PDT Last Updated Apr 19, 2018 at 11:01 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Cameron Bailey, shown in a handout photo, has been promoted to artistic director and co-head of the organization behind the Toronto International Film Festival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-TIFF-Matt Barnes MANDATORY CREDIT Cameron Bailey is new co-head of Toronto International Film Festivalcenter_img TORONTO – Cameron Bailey says he wants to ensure the Toronto International Film Festival remains engaged with its audience as he helps co-lead the organization through a changing cinematic landscape.On Thursday, TIFF announced Bailey has been promoted to its artistic director and co-head. It’s a newly created position and expansion of his current role of artistic director, which he has held since 2012.The role is part of a two-headed structure to replace outgoing director and CEO Piers Handling, who announced last July that this year’s festival would be his last.Bailey’s position will focus on the artistic direction of the organization — overseeing the programming of films, talks and learning programs.The other position, managing director and co-head, will handle business and revenue. TIFF says the board of directors is expected to announce who will be in that role prior to this year’s festival, which runs Sept. 6-16.Bailey says part of his goal is to ensure audiences are visiting the TIFF Bell Lightbox, watching movies and taking part in its programming.“I still believe that that social experience is going to be really important,” Bailey said Thursday in a phone interview.“And as we’re doing that, we have to also look at the different ways that people are engaging with film. The streaming services have changed, the landscape for people, just the volume of choice that’s available to all of us now has changed the landscape.”Such an outlook is part of TIFF’s five-year strategic plan that includes helping inspire audiences.“How do we help people expand their world through what we’re putting in front of them? That’s really the job going forward,” Bailey said.Bailey joined TIFF as a programmer in 1990 and was festival co-director from 2008-2012.His new position takes effect Oct. 1, after the 2018 festival finishes and Handling steps down from his post.TIFF said its board decided on the two-headed structure for TIFF, with both roles working closely together.Handling has been working for the festival since 1982. He will have been CEO for 24 years by the time he steps down.In a statement, Handling said he has “tremendous respect” for Bailey “and his longstanding contribution to TIFF’s success.”“His passion and vision for the future of the organization underlines his deep leadership skills. It gives me great comfort to know TIFF is in such good hands.”Bailey said he and Handling are “in the thick of” programming the 2018 festival, which will be the first TIFF since the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements started.“I think we’re all more aware of the need to really build an environment of respect and safety for everyone who attends our festival,” said Bailey, noting they’ll be ensuring everyone knows what their code of conduct is.“It’s been clear from some of what has come out in the last few months that festivals can be an opportunity for abuse and we want to make sure that does not happen at TIFF.”last_img read more

by David Bauder The Associated Press Posted M

first_img by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted May 15, 2018 11:26 am PDT Last Updated May 15, 2018 at 3:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email This image released by CBS shows, from left, Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Mark Hamill, Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki in a scene from “The Big Bang Theory.” The Nielsen company said Tuesday that both “NCIS,” and “The Big Bang Theory” reached more than 15 million viewers last week, far above any other shows on the air last week. (Michael Yarish/CBS via AP) With big season endings, ‘NCIS’ and ‘Bang’ soar in ratingscenter_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – CBS soared in the ratings with major plot moves on the season finales of its two most popular shows.On the comedy “The Big Bang Theory,” Sheldon and Amy’s characters tied the knot, while Pauley Perrette’s character, Abby, signed off from “NCIS” after a decade and a half with the drama. Both programs reached more than 15 million viewers last week, well above any other show on the air, the Nielsen company said.With the television season coming to an end — and networks presenting next season’s schedules to advertisers in New York this week — broadcasters ran almost exclusively original programs last week.Of the 20 most-watched shows, 13 were on CBS and four were on ABC. NBC had three, with two of them editions of “The Voice.”That led CBS to an easy victory in the prime-time ratings, as the network averaged 7.1 million viewers. NBC (4.46 million) and ABC (4.44 million) ran neck-and-neck for second. Fox had 2.6 million, Univision had 1.4 million, ION Television had 1.2 million, Telemundo had 1.1 million and the CW had 1 million.TNT was the most popular cable network, taking advantage of the NBA playoffs to average 2.74 million viewers in prime time. Fox News Channel had 2.43 million, MSNBC had 1.62 million, HGTV had 1.24 million and USA was at 1.19 million.ABC’s “World News Tonight” topped the evening newscasts with an average of 7.6 million viewers. The “NBC Nightly News” had 7.4 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 5.6 million.For the week of May 7-13, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 15.51 million; “NCIS,” CBS, 15.09 million; “Young Sheldon,” CBS, 12.45 million; “Bull,” CBS, 11.78 million; “Roseanne,” ABC, 10.3 million; “Mom,” CBS, 9.08 million; “Blue Bloods,” CBS, 8.88 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 8.65 million; “American Idol” (Sunday), ABC, 8.53 million; “The Voice” (Monday), NBC, 8.38 million.___ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS is owned by CBS Corp. CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp. Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox. NBC and Telemundo are owned by Comcast Corp. ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks.___Online:http://www.nielsen.comlast_img read more

WILMINGTON Del – A Delaware judge has approved a

first_img WILMINGTON, Del. – A Delaware judge has approved a revised plan for the sale of the Weinstein Co., the studio forced into bankruptcy by the sexual misconduct scandal that brought down Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.The plan approved Wednesday calls for private equity firm Lantern Capital to pay $289 million for the Weinstein Co.’s assets.Lantern initially agreed to pay $310 million, but a dispute later arose over who would responsible for making payments, potentially worth tens of millions of dollars, owed on certain contracts that may be assigned to Lantern.In return for Lantern paying certain claims and funding the past two weeks of the Weinstein Co.’s operating expenses, the sale price was reduced.The sale is expected to close Friday, but claims asserted by several Hollywood stars will be resolved later. Harvey Weinstein attends his arraignment in court, in New York, Monday, July 9, 2018. Weinstein, who was previously indicted on charges involving two women, was released on bail on Monday while fighting sex crime accusations that now include a third woman. (Jefferson Siegel/The Daily News via AP, Pool) by Randall Chase, The Associated Press Posted Jul 11, 2018 9:45 am PDT Last Updated Jul 11, 2018 at 10:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Judge approves revised Weinstein Co. bankruptcy sale planlast_img read more

February 12 2010 Our first workshop of 2010 be

first_imgFebruary 12, 2010 Our first workshop of 2010 began Sunday, January 31st with seminar week. This week consists of a series of lectures about Arcosanti’s history and tours of the individual departments on site. Also, the new group participates in their first work opportunities for the project. Here the workshop peers over our current construction project, the heat duct tunnel and greenhouse. The tunnel extends from the S.O.D. Building to the greenhouse just above the Greenhouse Guest Rooms. [photo: Chihiro Saito & text: Colleen Reckow] Looking over construction drawings, the workshop gains a clearer understanding of the project and our construction department. Preparations are underway for the next large concrete pour. [photo: Chihiro Saito & text: Colleen Reckow] To assist the landscaping department, the workshop helped to finalize the landscaping around the new pedestrian ramp. [photo: S Chihiro Saito & text: Colleen Reckow] They helped to set concrete pavers behind the Ceramics Apse. [photo: Chihiro Saito & text: Colleen Reckow] And they expressed some creativity in the Silt-Cast workshop. This is an opportunity to work artistically with silt and create a plaster tile to take home. [photo: Chihiro Saito & text: Colleen Reckow]last_img read more

October 22 2014Its been a while since we reporte

first_imgOctober 22, 2014It’s been a while since we reported on the upgrade work in the East Crescent Keystone area. You can see an elevation and a plan of this project in our report from August 15. and the beginning of the work is reported on 8/20/2014. Continuing reports were posted on 9/1, 9/3, and on 9/10, 9/12, 9/15, 9/22 9/26, 10/1 – 10/6/2014.[photos and text by Sue Kirsch]In our last report we talked about the completion of the staircase.The next step is landscaping of the area.The October workshop has a chance to get into the act during their seminar week synergy. Here we see workshop participants digging holes for foundations for light fixtures that will be planted along the middle path.The crew has leveled and packed the ground on both sides of the staircase. Ali Gibbs and Paolo Van Erp layed down fine gravel and are installing pavers.More to come.last_img read more