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first_img– / 5 D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Comments   Share   last_img

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first_img 0 Comments   Share   NFL fans in Washington are not accustomed to seeing their team lose home games.In fact, before the Arizona Cardinals’ 17-10 win at CenturyLink Field Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks hadn’t dropped a home contest in 728 days.Needless to say, the unfavorable result didn’t sit well with the Seattle faithful, and in particular a local lawmaker.Joe Fitzgibbon (D), a representative in Washington’s 34th Legislative District, took to social media to vent his frustration at the loss and apparently his disdain for the state of Arizona. In a statement to The Associated Press, Fitzgibbon voiced surprise over how seriously people were taking his tweet.“If folks are going to take that too seriously, then I’m sorry about that,” he said.The Associated Press contributed to this report. – / 17 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories center_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Note: You can read Fitzgibbon’s public apology here.Fitzgibbon, who is also the Deputy Majority Whip, has since taken down the tweet, but in its place he sent out another one in an attempt to clarify his earlier remarks.Upset re hawks loss, and failure of smart immigration reform–shouldn’t have conflated the 2 though. Happy holidays, better for both in ’14— Joe Fitzgibbon (@joefitzgibbon) December 23, 2013 Makes us all look bad RT”@MikeBakerAP: here’s a screengrab of lawmaker calling AZ a “racist wasteland” after loss: pic.twitter.com/c3nkm0jWIB“— Rep. JT Wilcox (@jtwilcox111) December 23, 2013 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 GLENDALE, Ariz. — It is not uncommon for a football player to spend an offseason rehabbing an injury.That injury being a gunshot wound, however, is.But that’s exactly what new Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson had to work his way back from over the last few months. In March, Johnson — along with two others — was involved in a drive-by shooting in Orlando, Florida, that left the driver of the vehicle dead and the other passenger with gunshot wounds to his shoulder, hand and leg. Johnson was hit in the shoulder. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   “At the end of the day that was a situation that happened,” he said. “I’m just trying to put it behind me and just look forward.“I’m just ready to start playing football.” – / 28center_img Top Stories In terms of the gunshot itself, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said nothing showed up on the physical that would lead the team to be concerned. And as far as Johnson’s ability to move on from the incident, Arians said he’s confident the player will be fine.“I have no clue, I can’t say I’ve been in any shootings,” he said. “But that’s a product of where you come from sometimes; it’s a normal thing.“I’ve had a lot of guys — Dennis Northcutt walked up the street and saw his brother get shot and killed right in front of him. I’ve had a number of guys who have had that happen, and they were fine.”Thus far, Johnson appears to be fine. He may be that way in large part because he pushed himself. He arrived at Glazer’s gym wearing a sling, which forced him to concentrate on lower-body work until he was cleared.“I did a lot of lower-body work for the first two weeks, and once I got cleared I started doing upper-body, getting got my strength back and all that. So it turned out to be great in the end.”Johnson, who has played in all 16 games each of the last six seasons, added that the injury has not changed the way he runs. According to Johnson, the passenger who survived is doing “pretty good.” But how is the running back faring?After all, it’s the type of experience that could be difficult to get over.“Just prayed a lot,” he said. “I grew up in a church, so just prayed a lot. And working out. Working out helped me out a lot with that.“When it first happened I was on bed rest for six weeks, lost 20, 25 pounds.”Johnson, 29, said he decided to up and leave, heading to work out at Jay Glazer’s Unbreakable Performance Center in California. He was in the gym every day, he said, sometimes going twice. It certainly helped, as he’s now in shape and ready to play football again.But the physical aspect of the recovery is one thing; the mental another.Johnson said of course going through that experience changed his perspective on life.“Sometimes you’ve just got to live life and not worry about those things so much,” he said. “And it makes it, you getting a chance to play in the NFL, it makes it even better.”Johnson is entering his eighth NFL season after spending the first six of his career with the Tennessee Titans and the last one in New York with the Jets. A three-time Pro Bowler, the former No. 24 pick in the 2008 draft out of East Carolina is coming off his first season without reaching the 1,000-yard mark. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

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first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Cleveland Browns defensive back Robert Nelson takes a break during practice at the NFL football team’s training camp Friday, July 31, 2015, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) Comments   Share   TEMPE, Ariz. — Two years removed from his Arizona State playing days, cornerback Robert Nelson, Jr. is never far from his alma mater.That’s true both figuratively and literally.Wearing his Sun Devils jacket from the 2013 Holiday Bowl, Nelson stood in front of his locker addressing reporters after his first practice as a full-fledged member of the Arizona Cardinals Wednesday, the pro team just down the road from ASU. Nelson was elevated from the practice squad to the active roster.“Just a blessing; I give it all to God,” he said. “That’s a dream come true; just being in a great place like Arizona and for these guys to have faith in me and bring me in to be able to play where I went to college, that’s just a great feeling.”Nelson signed with the Cardinals back in September after spending the preseason with Cleveland, which ended due to a hamstring injury.“It was tough,” said Nelson, who joined the Browns as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2014. “That was probably the toughest point in my professional career because I thought it was over. I just had to pray about it. I prayed about and I said, ‘God, if it’s meant for me to go out there (to Arizona) then just show me the way, and I’m going to follow you.’ That’s what he did. It was hard; just grinding, starting all over again, building relationships with these guys, coaches and the whole staff here.“I’m just overwhelmed right now because my dreams continue to come true through God, I really believe that.”A spot on the Cardinals’ active roster became available when the team waived/injured cornerback Cariel Brooks, who suffered a “real high ankle sprain” according to head coach Bruce Arians. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires At ASU, Nelson was one of the leaders.During his two seasons with the Sun Devils, Nelson recorded 73 tackles and nine interceptions in 27 games.“I go back up there every day. I talk to those guys every day,” he said, specifically mentioning head coach Todd Graham and defensive backs coach Chris Ball. “It’s tough to see them lose like that (this season) because the guys we had there, we built something special and for them to lose like that, it hurts because I still feel a part of it.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact “I hate for Brooksie to get hurt. He was a young player that was coming on,” Arians said, and then turning his attention to Nelson. “He’s got some good coverage skills. He’s got good speed, so it’s a matter of learning the defense and whether or not he’s active or not. He was the next man up in that rotation.”Nelson, 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds, becomes the Cardinals’ fourth cornerback, a small number but manageable due to the versatility of the others in the secondary room.Nelson said he’s leaned heavily on veterans Patrick Peterson, Jerraud Powers and Justin Bethel.“You learn from those guys every day,” he said. “They took me under their wing, accepted me and I’m just thankful for that. They just teach me and they encourage me every day to go hard.”Nelson played seven games last season for the Browns. His first game with the Cardinals comes against NFC West-rival Seattle.That’s quite the welcome.“I understand. I understand,” he said, the phrase repeated a second time with his eyes wide open and a smile across his face. “I’m just staying in my lane, letting these guys show me the ropes and not trying to do too much; just letting these guys show me the steps I need to take and just follow their lead.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

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first_imgArizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald at team OTAs, Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in Tempe, Ariz. (Photo: Adam Green/Arizona Sports) Top Stories Even so, Fitzgerald said the locker room is a place like any other in life: it requires relationship management. During the 2009 season, teammate Chike Okeafor was griping out loud, and well within earshot of reporters, about the four-year, $40 million contract extension Fitzgerald had signed before the 2008 season.“You always have to manage,” Fitzgerald said. “Look around this locker room; around the National Football League. We were all all-state performers and MVPs of our teams and division player of the years. We all come from storied backgrounds and so you get that many guys who are used to having success, there’s going to be some rubbing, there’s going to be some heads bumping. You just have to understand it’s about the team and it’s about making each other better without causing any friction.”Fitzgerald has come to enjoy that aspect as much as any part of his job. He is always ribbing or chatting with teammates, and he is so comfortable around media that he hijacked an interview with Jaron Brown last week to inject some humor.“I think I enjoy the relationship aspect of it more than I did,” he said. “I really like seeing the young guys working and having success and seeing their hard work pay off for them. I would definitely say I like being a teammate. That’s fun for me.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   There was no formality to this gathering, no check of his hair or clothing or teeth. Instead, Fitz hopped up on a countertop in the middle of the locker room, feet dangling like a kid, while a semi-circle of reporters and cameramen swelled around him.It’s a scene nobody would have witnessed in Fitzgerald’s rookie season. He was reluctant to talk to reporters then. It wasn’t that Fitzgerald was timid, as some have suggested. He was simply being respectful.“I’ve never been one to be unsure of myself, but when you come into the league at 20 years old and you make millions of dollars, there’s going to be resentment there,” he said. “There is going to be animosity a lot of times. I think the fastest way to bring that down is to show them that you can play and you want to work; you want to be a part of the team.”“Just from being a youngster, being a ball boy for the Vikings, I saw it was usually better when the rookies just shut their mouths and did their jobs. If you start talking to the media as a young guy, a lot of the veterans look at that and think ‘oh, he thinks he’s this.’ I just wanted to be quiet and keep working. Once I showed them I could play and they respected me, then I could be myself.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img It’s hard to fully believe a pro athlete when they say they don’t care about stats, accolades or money any more, but Fitzgerald brings a unique perspective to the table. Aside from the maturity his two sons have demanded from him, Fitzgerald’s famous travels have provided a broader perspective on his own life and the individual-centric American approach.“When you first get into the league, I just wanted to get to a Pro Bowl. Everything is personal,” he said. “When you’re young, you have to establish yourself and then as you get older, once you have established yourself, individual accolades and statistics and things like that don’t really matter to you any more.“Winning a championship puts me in a completely different stratosphere. I know I have to go out and perform to help my team win but it’s not how many catches or how many yards. It doesn’t matter at this point any more.”It is all the more urgent for Fitzgerald, who turns 34 in August, to check that final box as he enters another season that could be his last, playing on an expiring contract.“Look at Carson [Palmer] and guys like Tom Brady and all the older guys. How much more money can we make? How many more touchdowns can they throw?” he said. “It’s not going to change much of anything with how people look at them. Winning is all that matters at this point. That’s it.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact TEMPE, Ariz. — It’s easy to feel comfortable sitting in Larry Fitzgerald’s skin. He is a Valley icon whose name is synonymous with the Cardinals organization. He is a multi-millionaire. If he never catches another NFL pass, his place at the Pro Football Hall of Fame is assured, and he is beloved by a fan base, a city and truth be told, much of the local media.Maybe that’s why reporters had given Fitzgerald a hall pass on interviews through most of OTAs. Fitzgerald must have sensed this as he was on his way out of the Cardinals’ locker room on Tuesday after a one-on-one interview. All it took was one additional request and he agreed to return for a full-on media scrum. Follow Craig Morgan on Twitter – / 11last_img read more

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first_imgEmirates has embraced its sporting side with the debut of a new Real Madrid decal on its A380. Making its first touchdown at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, the Emirates A380 has been emblazoned with the image of Real Madrid footballing giants.The plane’s customised decal features some of the club’s world-class players: Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema and Marcelo. Visible from both sides of the plane, the bespoke decal covers an area of more than 500 square metres and shows the five players of the first team in action. Besides Madrid, the Real Madrid A380 is expected to fly to a majority of Emirates A380 destinations worldwide, giving Real Madrid fans around the world a chance to snap a picture of the aircraft as it makes its way around the globe. This includes the US where the team will be travelling this summer.Emirates is the Official Main Sponsor of Real Madrid since 2013 with Fly Emirates branding prominently displayed on the players’ kits. Real Madrid has one of the largest fan base globally and Emirates is able to connect with fans worldwide through their shared passion for football and travel. Emirates is the world’s largest operator of the double-deck A380 aircraft, with 93 in service and another 49 pending delivery. It serves 46 cities in 5 continents with this popular aircraft. Spanish travellers have the opportunity to experience the A380 on three of the four flights operated daily from Barcelona and Madrid. Testament to the popularity of this flagship aircraft among customers, it has transported nearly 70 million passengers since 2008.last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterThe world leader in luxury expedition cruises and France’s only cruise line, PONANT, early this week celebrated the inauguration of Le Lapérouse with the ship’s newly named godmother, Mrs. Maryvonne Pinault.Le Lapérouse was christened by Mrs. Pinault, wife of Groupe Artémis owner François Pinault, in the presence of prominent political and cultural figures, international media and key partners.During a vibrant Breton-inspired ceremony – a nod to the origins of PONANT, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year – the Lann Bihoué Bagad’s bagpipes, Breton oboes and drums reverberated powerfully. Breton singer Bleuwenn Mevel gave an emotional acapella rendition of the Breton anthem while the poignant trill of Konan Mevel’s (from Breton band Tri Yann) bagpipe resonated at the prow of the ship as she sailed off.Another highlight of the day involved Le Lapérouse being greeted by Le Soléal, another Ponant ship positioned in Icelandic waters, as she sailed in from Hafnarfjörður.Blue Eye: a multi-sensory underwater lounge, the first in the worldGuests on board discovered the multi-sensory underwater lounge in the hull below sea level, simply called Blue Eye. The revolutionary feature was designed in collaboration with Jacques Rougerie, an architect and member of the prestigious Académie Française.In this space, through the two portholes made in the shape of a cetacean eye, the passengers watched French free diving champion, Aurore Asso’s aquatic ballet.With digital screens projecting the live images captured by three underwater cameras, entirely non-intrusive underwater projectors allow the observation of the sea world without any risk to ocean life. Blue Eye also offers a unique sound experience: captured by hydrophones, the natural symphony of the oceanic world is piped into the lounge and can be felt through the “Body Listening” sofas which vibrate discreetly by corporal resonance. Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterClick the cover to download the brochureAbercrombie & Kent has unveiled its 2019 portfolio of luxury private and small group journeys throughout the Indian Subcontinent.A&K’s India portfolio, which is the company’s most extensive yet, features private and luxury small group journeys through India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bhutan with new routes and unique enhancements.Among the collection is:The new 18-day Icons & Hidden Treasures of Northern India journey introduces Gujarat for the first time, contrasting the bustling cities of Delhi, Jaipur and Udaipur with a rural sojourn at luxury tented camp Chhatra Sagar, leopard spotting at Sujan Jawai Camp and two nights in the historic walled city of Ahmedabad, India’s first World Heritage City, and Gandhi’s home for 13 years. There are tours of Chhatra Sagar’s farm and rural villages, visits to a carpet weaving workshop and gallery where Rajasthani miniatures are produced as well as a Gujurati culinary experience and lunch at leading Delhi eatery Veda. Priced from $13,495 per person.On the 12-day The Golden Triangle & Beyond private journey travellers are introduced to some of northern India’s most important landmarks like the Taj Mahal which is visited morning and evening, Delhi’s Qutub Minar, Fatehpur Sikri and Jaipur’s Hawa Mahal but it also takes guests on a safari in search of tiger and a spiritual immersion in Varanasi. There are opportunities to see Delhi’s most important temples or take an art focused tour in the capital as well as henna painting and turban tying in Jaipur and participating in a hands-on block printing demonstration.Priced from $7,565 per person.The captivating Fabled Hill Stations & the Golden Temple itinerary is a new private journey which invites guests to step back in time to the Raj era in the hills of Shimla, explore tea plantations, visit a quaint artist’s colony, venture to the home of the Dalai Lama in ‘Little Tibet’ and join the sea of pilgrims at Amritsar’s Golden Temple.Priced from $4,995 per person.In the country’s east, the new 10-day Reflections of East India journey takes in the soulful city of Kolkata, its colonial architecture, bustling markets and traditional pottery workshops with dinner hosted by a local art collector in his heritage home. The world of tea is explored in Darjeeling while Sikkim’s mountain scenery and Buddhist spirituality are further highlights.Priced from $5,075 per person.Moving south, A&K’s new 12-day Spirit of South India journey starts in dynamic Mumbai with a dawn walk through the city taking in the famous Sassoon dock fish market and auction. The famed temples of Ajanta and Ellora at Aurangabad are another highlight before a marvellous stay at the opulent Taj Falaknuma Palace, former home of the Nizam of Hyderabad. Taking it down a notch, Tamil Nadu’s French colonial gem Puducherry is a dreamy respite with plenty of time to explore the old quarter, meander along the waterfront and visit the New Age community of Auroville.Priced from $7,265 per person.The 15-day Limited Edition Small Group Journey Sri Lanka: Secrets of the Spice Island takes in five World Heritage sites, traverses the central plains of the Cultural Triangle, the lush tea country and golden beaches in the south. There’s an absorbing walking tour through Colombo with local photographer and identity Mark Forbes, an optional hot air balloon flight over the famed rock fortress of Sigiriya, a cycling tour in and around Galle and appreciation of Geoffrey Bawa’s groundbreaking architectural achievements. The itinerary is limited to 18 guests with departures February and September.Priced from $7,895 per person.Moving north, A&K’s 11-day Bhutan & Nepal: Heart of the Himalayas itinerary is a luxury small group journey which showcases the spiritual, artistic and scenic beauty of these mountain realms. Guests have the opportunity to hike to the revered Tiger’s Nest Monastery, ride a rickshaw through Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, dine with local families and visit important monasteries and museums. Limited to 18 guests with departures April-June and September-November, the journey is priced from $12,545 per person.This year, the portfolio also features bite-size enhancements attached to most journeys. These are little add-ons to enrich the experience in a destination, with examples including a scenic mountain flight around Everest and attendance at one of Bhutan’s colourful festivals. There are also a number of short extensions which can be tacked on to a longer journey to add a different dimension or round off a stay. The Andaman Islands feature for the first time as does Kaziranga National Park in Assam for rhino viewing. There’s a beach stay in glorious Goa, a visit to the desert city of Jaisalmer, mindfulness and meditation at Ananda in the Himalaya, the enchanting ruins of Hampi and more.There is also an exclusive two-week private jet journey which whisks no more than 17 guests around India by privately chartered aircraft showcasing its many treasures. In the capital, there’s a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi, lunch on a working farm in Punjab, a circuit of Amritsar’s mesmerising Golden Temple and attendance at the theatrical flag lowering ceremony at the Wagah Border. The plane touches down in Agra for a visit to the Taj Mahal en route to the pink city of Jaipur before heading to the exotic temples of Khajuraho and a wildlife safari. There’s a stay in the dreamy lake city of Udaipur and a grand finale in dynamic Mumbai.Prices from $58,815 per person departing 31 October 2019.See abercrombiekent.com.auGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter Robertson Lodges in New

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterRobertson Lodges in New Zealand is adding three new private residences to its stable at Kauri Cliffs. Developed for owner Julian Robertson and his family, The Residences at Kauri Cliffs will be available for guests when the retreat opens in November 2019.The Residences at Kauri Cliffs promises “the very best in accommodations, fresh farm to table cuisine and local beverages, and activities on the property, guaranteeing a memorable time for their guests“.Each of the four-bedroom residences has its own style, featuring a spacious living and dining room, family-sized kitchen, a butler’s pantry for exclusive chef services and a mini-bar stocked with New Zealand’s finest wines, beers and spirits. Each villa has a private 25-foot saltwater swimming pool and deck. In the master bedrooms, guests enjoy memorable views of the picturesque farmland, award-winning golf course and the Pacific Ocean.Guests have access to a private golf car to reach the main lodge where they can use Kauri Cliff’s resort facilities including the tennis courts, walking trails, private beaches and spa. They can also indulge in a full daily breakfast, pre-dinner drinks, canapes and a dinner that showcases local flavours.The Residences at Kauri Cliffs are taking enquiries now. Tariffs start from NZ$16,900 per residence per night for up to 8 guests, inclusive of breakfast, pre-dinner drinks and canapés, dinner and complimentary non-alcoholic mini-bar.Contact the Robertson Lodges reservations team at reservations@robertsonlodges.com for more information.Robertson Lodges’ portfolio includes The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers and Matakauri Lodge.Lead image: The Lodge at Kauri CliffsGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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first_img RelatedIs it all Greek to Brits abroad?UK tourists put off holiday destinations because they can’t speak the language, while men take the lead with the lingo.8 tips how to make friends in a foreign countryDon’t know your ‘buenos días’ from your ‘bonjour’? No problem, here are 8 tips to make friends in a foreign country.Tactical Gap Years: Skyscanner’s 10 CV enhancing career breaksTactical Gap Years: Skyscanner’s 10 CV enhancing career breaks If “bon jaw” is the extent of your foreign lingo skills – you’re not alone.The Brits are notoriously bad at speaking foreign languages. According to a report by the European Commission, 62% of us can’t speak any other language. We’re officially the worst language learners in Europe.The cringe worthy British holidaymaker treating the intelligent native as a slightly deaf, mentally challenged child, is a woefully common scene played out across the holiday resorts of the world, wherever Brits wander.But it doesn’t have to be like this. European Languages Day, (26th September 2009) was created to encourage a love for languages, and to celebrate it, Skyscanner’s multilingual team shows you how to get to grips with the local lingo.Learning the basics of the language of the country you’re visiting is not only polite but fun, useful and will enrich your travel experience. Skyscanner is already available in 20 languages, so surprise the locals and impress your mates with our mini language guides. Norwegian Hello/Goodbye – Hallo / Ha det (ha-low/hah-deh)Please/thank you – Vær så snill / Takk (var shaw sneel/tahk)Where is the bar/beach? – Hvor er baren/stranda? (vohr ehr bah-ren / strahnn-ah?)I’d like to go to – Jeg vil dra til… (yai veehl drah teehl)I’d like a large beer/glass of wine – Kan jeg få en stor øl /et stort glass vin (kan yai faw ayn stohr uhl) /eht stohrt glahs veen)Cheers! (when toasting) – Skål! (skawl)My name is/What’s your name? – Jeg heter (yai heh-tehr)/ hva heter du (vah heh-tehr dew?)You’re very pretty/handsome – Du er veldig pen / kjekk (dew ar vehl-dee pehn / chehk)The bill please – Kan jeg få regningen, takk ( kan yai faw ray-ning-ehn tahk)I love your country! – Jeg elsker landet ditt! (yai ehl-skher lahnn-eh deehtt!)If you want cheap flights, try Skyscanner! – Hvis du vil finne billige flybilletter, prøv Skyscanner! (veehs dew veehl feehn-eh beehl-eeg-he flee-beehl-ehtter, pruhv Skyscanner!)**German**Hello/goodbye – Hallo/Auf Wiedersehen! (Halo/Awf veed-er-zane)Please/thank you – Bitte/Danke (bit-e – _dang-ke_)Where is the bar/beach? – Wo finde ich eine Bar/den Strand? (Voa feende eekh yn-e bar? deen shtrant?)I want to go to… – Ich möchte zu/m … gehen (Ikh moekhte tsoo/m…gay-en)I’d like a large beer/glass of wine – Ein großes Bier bitte/Glas Wein bitte (In growsehs beer bit-e/glas vyn bit-e)Cheers! (when toasting) – Prost! (prost!)My name is/What’s your name? – Mein Name ist/Wie heißt du? (myn nam-e ist/Vee hyst doo?)You’re very pretty/handsome – Du bist sehr gutaussehend. (Doo beest zayr goot-ows-see-hent)The bill please – Die Rechnung bitte. (Dee rekh-noong bit-e)I love your country! – Ich mag ihr Land. (Ikh maak eehr laant)If you want cheap flights, try Skyscanner! – Wenn Sie billige Flüge suchen, benutzen Sie doch Skyscanner! (Venn zee bil-lige flûg-e zookhen, be-nootsen zee dokh Skyscanner!)**Spanish**Hello/goodbye – Hola/Adiós (Ola/adios)Please/thank you – Por favor/Gracias (por favor, gra-see-ass)Where is the bar/beach? – Dónde está el bar/ La playa (don-de esta el bar/la playa)I want to go to…– Quiero ir a (ki-ero ir a)I’d like a large beer/glass of wine – Una cerveza grande/un vaso de vino (una servesa grand-de/un vaso de vino)Cheers! (when toasting) – salud (salud)My name is/What’s your name? – me llamo/Cómo te llamas? (me lamo/como te lamas?)You’re very pretty/handsome – eres muy guapo/guapa (e-res muy gwapo/a)The bill please – la cuenta por favor (la quenta por favor)I love your country! – me encanta tu pais (me encanta tu pais)If you want cheap flights, try Skyscanner! – si quieres vuelos baratos, prueba skyscanner – (see quieres vel-los ba-ra-tos prueba Skyscanner)**Polish**Hello/goodbye – Dzień dobry/Do widzenia (jyen dob ree/ do-viz-en-ya)Please/thank you – Proszę/Dziękuję (Proshair/jen-cu-yeah)Where is the bar/beach? – Gdzie jest bar/plaża? (g-zhare-yest a bar-ra/pla-ja?)I want to go to… – Chcę dojść do… (H-serr do eash do…)I’d like a large beer/glass of wine – Poproszę duże piwo/kieliszek wina (Po-pror-shor do-zha pivo)Cheers! (when toasting) – Na zdrowie! (Na zdrow-vya)My name is…/What’s your name? – Nazywam się…/Jak masz na imię? (Na-za-vam- she-ya…/Yak mash na iimya?)You’re very pretty/handsome – Jesteś bardzo ładna/przystojny (Ye-ste-zhe ba-zo-ard-na / Pres-to-in yeah)The bill please – Poproszę rachunek – (Po-pror-shor-reh ho-neck)I love your country! – Podoba mi się twój kraj! – (Podoba me-she foy kra-ye)If you want cheap flights, try Skyscanner! – Jeśli szukasz tanich lotów, wypróbuj Skyscanner! (Yesh-ni, shockash stani hlakof, vi-pruvov Skyscanner)**French**Hello/goodbye – Bonjour/ Au revoir (bon jaw/orr -rev-woir)Please/thank you – S’il vous plaît/ Merci (see vu play/ mer-see)Where is the bar/beach? – Où est le bar/ la plage (oo- eh- le- baar/ la plaa-zhe?)I want to go to… – Je voudrais aller… (zhe vu-dray a-lay…)I’d like a large beer/glass of wine – Je voudrais une grande bière/un verre du vin (zhe vu-dray oon gron be-air/oon vair du van)Cheers! (when toasting) – Santé! (san-tay!)My name is/What’s your name? – Je m’appelle …/ Comment appelez-vous? (zhe-ma-pell…/com-mon a-pe-lay vuu?)You’re very pretty/handsome – Vous êtes très belle/beau (Vu eh tray bell/beau)The bill please – L’addition, s’il-vous-plaît (la-di-shon see vu play)I love your country – J’adore votre pays! (zh’adoor votra payee)If you want cheap flights, try Skyscanner! – Si vous voulez trouver des vols pas chers, visitez Skyscanner! (see vu vu-lay tru-vay day vol pas share, vee-zeet-tay Skyscanner)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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The Leela Palace Kempinski Bangalore was recognize

first_imgThe Leela Palace Kempinski Bangalore was recognized as “India’s Leading Business Hotel” at the World Travel Awards (WTA) in London on November 8. This is the third consecutive year that The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts’ flagship property has received the award.“We are humbled by this award. This brings the focus back to The Leela mission, to sustain and surpass excellence in service, ambience and performance. We do everything to ensure that our esteemed clients devote their time to the sole purpose of their stay – to conduct business and relax in the most conducive environment”, said Andrew Hendrian, General Manager of The Leela Palace Kempinski Bangalore.Located in the “Silicon Valley” of India, The Leela’s flagship property is set amidst nine acres of lush tropical gardens. Drawing inspiration from the architectural style of the Royal Palace of Mysore and the palaces of the Vijayanagara empire, the award-winning Leela Palace Kempinski Bangalore has 357 rooms and suites. The property boasts the largest rooms in the city, with the average room measuring 575 square feet and Royal Club Suites measuring over 1,000 square feet. The palace hotel has four restaurants, Asia’s premier urban spa, a fitness center and a swimming pool. With a total 16,360 square feet of meeting space, The Leela is popular with the many IT, software, aerospace and telecommunications companies that are based in Bangalore.One of the world’s most prestigious awards program in the travel and tourism industry, WTA is recognized as the hallmark of excellence. Given out yearly, in recognition of excellence in all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry, including hotels, resorts, airlines, cruise companies and destinations, the awards are recognized as helping to raise levels of supreme customer service, innovation, and creativity, as well as encouraging high standards of overall business performance.www.theleela.comlast_img read more

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In celebration of the new high wire attraction i

first_imgIn celebration of the new “high wire” attraction in Whistler, B.C. and perfect for those who enjoy exploring the peaks of the outdoors, Pan Pacific is offering an amazing, value-added Sightseeing Package for those who want to escape the chaos but not break the bank. The offer starts at only CAD$189 per night for accommodations and two Peak 2 Peak Gondola passes. Additional nights are available, starting at CAD$139.In addition to this amazing summer rate and the Peak 2 Peak passes, guests have the choice of two spectacular properties, namely the Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre that anchors the world-class, pedestrian Whistler Village or the Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside, which is nestled at the base of both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.The Peak 2 Peak Sightseeing Package is available through September 20, 2009 and subject to limited availability. For reservations and additional information, please call 888-905-9995 or visit panpacificwhistler.com.Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside and Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre are the only properties in this mountain paradise that offer all of the following value-added, complimentary features: Internet, local phone calls and in resort shuttle as well as in room signing privileges for the Spa, Salomon Rental Store, guest exclusive Pacific Lounge and the Dubh Linn Gate Restaurant and Pub. The Pan Pacific Village Centre also offers complimentary breakfast for all hotel guests.www.panpacific.comlast_img read more

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NEW YORK NY – Alicia Keys kicked off Grammy Awa

first_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Alicia Keys kicked off Grammy Award week with an award — and was serenaded with “Happy Birthday”The 15-time Grammy winner and her husband, Swizz Beatz, were both honoured Thursday with an honour from the Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing. It was also Keys’ 37th birthday and media crews welcomed her on the red carpet with the traditional song.Keys felt the moment was surreal since she was being honoured on her birthday at the Grammys and in her hometown, walking distance from where she grew up in the Hell’s Kitchen neighbourhood.“I’m like, OK, they’re going to set up the Grammys, kick it off with my birthday. My husband and I (are being) honoured simultaneously in this most prestigious moment, and then we’re going to just keep going from there and it’s going to be a magnificent week. I do feel like this was made for me,” Keys said.Beatz said it doesn’t get much better than being honoured with your wife. He called the dual awards “a celebration of her life but also a celebration of our life as creatives.”Keys’ hits include “Girl On Fire,” ”Fallin,’” “No One,” ”A Woman’s Worth” and “Superwoman,” many of which salute strong women. TV personality Gayle King came to honour Keys and said many of her songs are especially relevant.“Alicia Keys is very good when it comes to doing women anthems,” King said. “She is a walking talking example of what a woman in power should be. She does that every single day. She walks the walk and she talks the talk.”___For full coverage of awards season, visit: https://apnews.com/tag/AwardsSeason by John Carucci, The Associated Press Posted Jan 26, 2018 9:16 am PDT Last Updated Jan 26, 2018 at 9:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Alicia Keys kicks off Grammy week with a birthday partycenter_img FILE – In this Feb. 11, 2012 file photo, Alicia Keys performs at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. Davis’ gala, held a day before the 2018 Grammy Awards, launched the careers of Whitney Houston and Alicia Keys, and have featured all-stars like Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Smokey Robinson and Carly Simon. He first held the gala 42 years ago. (AP Photo/Vince Bucci, File) last_img read more

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Miami stadium could rise from ruins under restorat

first_imgMiami stadium could rise from ruins under restoration plan Miami Marine Stadium is a shell of its former self.What was once home to world-class speedboat races, sold-out rock concerts and boxing matches now sits abandoned behind a fenced-off section of Virginia Key, a slice of land south of downtown Miami.More than a quarter-century after the modernist concrete structure was condemned due to hurricane damage, trespassers have replaced patrons. Security guards are the new ushers. Heaping piles of illegally dumped trash and rubble now cover a ground once carpeted by ticket stubs.The City of Miami has committed $42 million to restore the stadium and create a mixed-use park around it.“We want this to be a signature space,” the municipality’s chief of urban design, David Snow, said at a recent town hall meeting organized to solicit public opinion.Previous attempts by past administrations and outside groups all failed amid budget concerns and fruitless political negotiations. But now the city has the political wherewithal to get it done, and in fact has already hired a design team, Snow said, noting, “We’ve been waiting for this since 1992.”Built in 1963, Miami Marine Stadium was the brainchild of a young and ambitious Cuban architect named Hilario Candela.For decades, it was home to hundreds of spectacles. In 1972, Sammy Davis Jr. warmly embraced President Richard Nixon at the stadium during a rally to support his re-election bid. Queen performed there in 1975, when tickets cost a mere $3 apiece. And other musicians, from Lynyrd Skynyrd to Whitney Houston and Jimmy Buffet, entertained crowds from the stadium’s floating stage.The festivities came to an abrupt end in 1992 when Hurricane Andrew swept through South Florida, leaving cracks in the foundation that prompted Miami officials to condemn the building.Candela, now serving as the project’s associate architect, described the city’s original assessment as flawed and politically motivated. He said the damage was not from the hurricane but a direct result of lack of maintenance. “We knew that for a fact,” he said.For years, the stadium sat vacant without proper oversight and continued to decay. If not for the dogged efforts of the Friends of Miami Marine Stadium, an advocacy group that successfully fought to have it designated as a historical landmark in 2008, it would have been demolished.“It felt tremendous” said Candela, who served as one of the group’s organizers. Something he dreamed up nearly 50 years prior would “remain forever,” he added.Despite this feat, the stadium remains fenced off from the public.Its rooms and concourses have been stripped bare, corroded by the elements. Rusted light fixtures from the vaulted cantilever roof have crashed to the ground and wedged themselves between aisles of janky seats. Layers upon layers of graffiti have spread like invasive vines across every wall.Silvia Royer is overwhelmed by a mix of nostalgia and frustration when she thinks of the stadium that she grew up with. The 45-year-old Miami resident said the city failed its citizens by closing it.“It made you love Miami,” Royer said. She recalled attending concerts and sporting events during which attendees docked their boats near the stadium and drank beer from flotation devices, watching performances while wading in the water.“You can’t do that in New York City. You can’t do that anywhere else,” she said.Four years after the stadium received historical landmark status, a 2012 study conducted by the World Monuments Fund deemed the building structurally sound. Public records show the assessment was backed by a 2017 study conducted by Wiss Janney Elstner, an Illinois firm responsible for overseeing the restoration and structural maintenance of the Sydney Opera House. The stadium was added to the National Register of Historic Places in April 2018.“This entire project is meant to be a historic preservation,” said Richard Heisenbottle, president of RJ Heisenbottle Architects, a local firm hired by the city to oversee the stadium’s restoration.He added that although the group intends to maintain the stadium’s original structure, a significant emphasis will be placed on providing modern amenities so that the venue can once again provide a world-class sensory experience to audiences.“We want people to come to the stadium even when they’re not going to a concert,” said Heisenbottle, who noted that the firm’s goal is to allow visitors to have access on off days to enjoy the views of Miami’s skyline and Biscayne Bay.Officials hope the restoration will be completed by 2020.On a recent afternoon, the only sounds heard inside came from boaters playing electronic dance music on small luxury vessels docked out in the basin. Iguanas sunbathed and roamed freely throughout the structure. The closest thing to a celebrity sighting was a mother attempting to take headshots of her daughter for a television show audition.A security guard gently asked them to leave. They didn’t have a permit to be on the property.Ellis Rua, The Associated Press In this Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 photo, graffiti covers the walls of the derelict Miami Marine Stadium, on Virginia Key, in Miami. The stadium was once the home to world-class events such as concerts and speedboat races. The city condemned the modernist concrete structure after Hurricane Andrew devastated South Florida in 1992. The city has announced its intentions to restore the stadium. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Ellis Rua, The Associated Press Posted Nov 23, 2018 12:26 pm PDTlast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Grande cancels show due to ‘unforeseeable health reasons’ by The Associated Press Posted Dec 28, 2018 10:35 am PDTcenter_img NEW YORK — Ariana Grande has cancelled a Las Vegas performance days before New Year’s Eve “due to unforeseeable health reasons.”Grande was originally scheduled to perform at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday. The hotel said Friday in a statement to The Associated Press that the pop star will not perform.The hotel said guests can receive refunds at their point of purchase.Grande has had a busy year: Her song “Thank U, Next” is spending its sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, she recently earned two Grammy nominations and was named woman of the year by Billboard. Her year also included the end of her relationship with comedian-actor Pete Davidson and the death of her former boyfriend, the rapper Mac Miller.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Jan 30, 2019 1:27 pm PDT Opera singer Daniels, husband arrested on sex assault charge HOUSTON — Police have arrested a renowned opera singer and University of Michigan professor on allegations that he and his husband in 2010 sexually assaulted a singer in Houston.Countertenor David Daniels and his spouse William A. Scott Walters were arrested Tuesday in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Texas warrants charging each of them with sexual assault of an adult. A Houston police spokesman declined to comment on the charges Wednesday.Samuel Schultz told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the couple assaulted him when he was living in Houston as a graduate student at Rice University.The AP doesn’t normally name victims of sexual assault but Schultz offered to publicly identify himself to help others fearful of reporting an assault.Houston attorney Matt Hennessy says Daniels and Walters “are innocent of any wrongdoing.”The Associated Presscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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AGO curator Alexandra Suda named next director of

first_imgAGO curator Alexandra Suda named next director of National Gallery of Canada AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA — Alexandra Suda, a curator at the Art Gallery of Ontario, has been named as the next director and CEO of the National Gallery of Canada.Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez announced Suda’s appointment on Wednesday.“Through her exceptional talent, she will lead the National Gallery of Canada with the highest standards, making Canadians proud of their national art institution,” Rodriguez said in a statement.Suda joined the AGO in 2011 and currently serves as the Toronto gallery’s curator of European Art and chair of prints and drawings.She earned a PhD at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, and her career began at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan.In a statement on the National Gallery of Canada’s website, Suda called it a privilege to lead the institution.“A thrilling adventure awaits us — one that builds on a rich tradition, a world-class collection, and the dedication of the institution’s incredible staff,” she said.Suda is set to start her five-year term at the Ottawa museum in April. by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 13, 2019 9:09 am PDTcenter_img Alexandra Suda is seen in this undated handout photo. Alexandra Suda has been named the new director and CEO of the National Gallery of Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, National Gallery of Canada *MANDATORY CREDIT* The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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March 26 2008 This continues 32408 report of

first_imgMarch 26, 2008 This continues 3/24/08 report of interior work on the north facing studio apartment on the first floor of Unit 10 in the East Crescent Complex. Construction crew leader Melissa Soluski works with workshop participant Colleen Reckow on tiles for the bathroom. Some of the tiles have to be trimmed at one edge to accommodate the small translucent red tile. [Photo & text: sa] The tiles have been grouted and now a sealer against moisture is applied to the grouted grooves. [Photo & text: sa] The same tile work provides a splash guard for the rest of the small bathroom. This report will continue as work progresses. [Photo & text: sa]last_img read more

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March 21 2016On March 16 2016 the Arcosanti comm

first_imgMarch 21, 2016On March 16. 2016 the Arcosanti community lost our good friend and colleague Ed Werman.Ed first came to Arcosanti in 1988 and managed the Visitors Center for a few years.[photo: Ed with Nadia Begin, courtesy of Nadia Begin]He was the manager of the Arcosanti Ceramics Studio for many years and as a manager he very much inspired people to reach the height of their potential.We will miss his calm, serene manner and sparkling, quiet sense of humor. He had such a positive outlook on life.There will be a memorial celebration pot-luck at the Ceramics Apse and the Begin-Tollas residence, starting at 5 pm on Wednesday, March 23. 2016. [text by Nadia Begin and Valkiry]last_img read more

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Anastasiades answers critics with call for unity

first_imgPresident Nicos Anastasiades on Sunday hit back at critics of his stance on the Cyprus talks and called for the unity of the political parties so that the challenges ahead could be met.Unveiling a monument in Agios  Athanasios in honour of Greek Cypriots and Greeks who fell during the 1974 invasion, the president said that if there was progress at the talks, it was because the Greek Cypriot side showed courage and determination to meet the concerns of the Turkish Cypriots. He expected the Turkish Cypriots do the same.Anastasiades said that during the last two years of “difficult negotiations”, the Greek Cypriot side had made great effort to reach an overall agreement.“Throughout this round of talks we have achieved convergences on key issues and we have recorded positions that allow me to say that they constitute significant progress. Unfortunately, there are differences that remain unresolved,” he said.He appealed to all political parties for unity, “both to those who blame me for having made unacceptable concessions, but also to the others, who dictate that I must continue and exhaust all options”.The threats facing Cyprus needed unity, he said. “Now is the time to give our hands. When you are the target of threats, and you are still in negotiations, instead of exhortations about exhausting all options, it would be good to stand united to face the threats,” he said and had a dig at his critics, who “try to accuse of expediencies those that express the positions of the National Council.”Anastasiades wondered “why, in the event the talks collapsed, should I take equal responsibility, given that instead of goodwill, I am met by the hardened positions (of the Turkish Cypriot side)?”“I never sought the collapse (of the talks).  On the contrary, through concrete actions, for which I have received severe criticism, I have shown that my aim is to continue the dialogue,” he said.It should have been clear to all, he said, that when the aim was to create a homeland and a functioning European state that defended and safeguarded the human rights of all citizens, Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, one could not ignore positions that overturned basic principles.Anastasiades said that his vision “was, and remains, the reunification of our homeland, its liberation from the occupying troops, the creation of a functioning state, the creation of conditions for peaceful coexistence and prosperity, security for all, and not unilaterally for some and a threat to others”.He added that he would work for a settlement with the same determination but he knew where he could make concessions and what not to accept, “if we are to achieve a solution also acceptable by the Greek Cypriot community”.Anastasiades has been under fire from main opposition Akel for placing next year’s presidential elections ahead of the talks.Akel’s general secretary Andros Kyprianou warned on Sunday that the next meeting of the two leaders which was to take place on Wednesday, was critical, as, it would determine whether the effort to reach a settlement agreement would continue.If there was no progress, he said, the procedure would stop until after the presidential elections and then it would become “extremely difficult” to get anywhere as conditions would change. He said that it had been a month and a half ago thatSerdar Denktash had announced that 7,200 new ‘citizenships’ would be granted. This number could have risen said Kyprianou.This, he said, would change the agreement on population ratio and create huge problems as to the convergences achieved, whereas land development would continue thus affecting the issues of territory and property. You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppTake Online Privacy on a whole New levelFigLeaf Beta AppUndoMarie Claire | HanacureMeet The Beauty Equivalent To TIME’s Person Of The Year AwardMarie Claire | HanacureUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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