What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories The good news is there is plenty of time for those improvements tohappen. The season opener is still six weeks away, and even though theymay not have shown in Saturday, you know there are weapons on theoffensive side of the ball.And, for the real optimist, the better news may be the idea that the defensedominating could be a sign that the group is ready to pick up right where itleft off last season, when it emerged as one of the NFL’s better units.“We’re a very talented team, well coached, and I feel like if we play ourgame we can shut down anybody,” Campbell said. Including his own team. – / 42 Flagstaff, Ariz. – Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell said this is thetime in training camp where the defense will be ahead of the offense. It sure seemed that way at the team’s annual Red and White scrimmage,where an estimated 14,500 fans saw the offense muster just onetouchdown drive out of 15 different offensive series.“We came into [Saturday] saying we wanted to dominate, so that was thewhole plan,” safety Kerry Rhodes said. Comments Share That may have been the plan, but it led to an uneventful – even difficult towatch – afternoon, especially if you were hoping to see the Cardinals QBbattle play out. John Skelton, who started the day under center, completedjust two passes, while Kevin Kolb was picked off twice. Sure, there were bright spots, as Ryan Williams ripped off the longest playof the day with an impressive run, and rookie Michael Floyd made multiplecatches that made you go “oh, that’s why they drafted him”, but all-in-all itwas a day the offense will have to learn from.“You’re going to have you ups and downs, you know, with four practicesunder your belt,” Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb said. “Offensively, as a whole, wedidn’t do real well.“But there’s things to build on. We’ll look at the film and move forward.”Larry Fitzgerald, who had a fairly quiet afternoon, feels like there is no areathe team cannot afford to improve in.“Overall execution, we need to pick it up,” the Pro Bowler said. “Weobviously need to complete more passes when we get opportunities, weneed to protect, we need to run block, we need to to do everything.” Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away
“Rob Housler, if anything [his performance against Houston] may give him some confidence,” Cardinals GM Steve Keim told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug & Wolf. “He’s a guy who we’ve talked about time and time again that he’s a talented player who can run and stretch the seam, but just hasn’t been able to put it all together.“Yesterday was a step in the right direction. Moving forward maybe it gives him some confidence.”While Housler’s day was encouraging, Keim noted that the biggest takeaway from the win was the way in which Arians was finally able to use all of his tight ends in the passing game.“The nice thing after watching the tape this morning, there were times where we played three tight ends at the same time,” said Keim. “Jake Ballard did a nice job at the point of attack, blocking as well as that big catch he had for the first down.“Competition is always good at that position. Any time you can bring in additional players that push the starters, I think that’s a positive quality to have.” As the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive coordinator from 2007-11, Arians helped Heath Miller grow into one of the league’s elite tight ends. During that five-year span, Miller caught 264 passes for 3,012 yards and 20 touchdowns. The tight end out of Virginia was also selected to the first of his two Pro Bowls in 2010.Suffice it to say, Arians, who also spent a year as the New Orleans Saints tight ends coach in 1996, has an affinity for the position.However, that affinity rarely surfaced during the first eight games of his head coaching tenure with the Arizona Cardinals.Whether because of injury, a lack of production or a need for added protection along the line, Cardinals tight ends were rarely featured in the team’s aerial attack over the first half of the 2013 campaign.In fact, on only 36 targets, Rob Housler and Jim Dray combined to catch 26 passes for 222 yards and a touchdown.But on Sunday, the script changed just a bit.In the Cardinals’ 27-24 victory over the Houston Texans at University of Phoenix Stadium, Housler, Dray and newly-signed Jack Ballard recorded six catches for 81 yards, including Housler’s first career touchdown reception. Top Stories Your browser does not support the audio element. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Every stop along his long-winding road to Arizona, Bruce Arians has favored an offensive scheme that highlights the tight end position.During his two stints in Indianapolis (1998-2000 as the quarterbacks’ coach and 2012 as the offensive coordinator/interim head coach), the Colts often employed two tight end sets with the likes of Marcus Pollard, Ken Dilger, Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen.While Arians was in Cleveland as the Browns’ offensive coordinator from 2001-03, eight different tight ends — Mark Campbell, O.J. Santiago, Mike Sellers, Ricky Dudley, Steve Heiden, Kevin Heinrich, Aaron Shea and Darnell Sanders — made multiple starts. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling LISTEN: Steve Keim, AZ Cardinals GM Comments Share Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
Comments Share Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Source: The #Raiders will sign LB Bruce Irvin when the league year starts tomorrow. Out of nowhere.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2016The former West Virginia star had 5.5 sacks in 2015 and has 22 sacks in 58 career regular-season games. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Cardinals are NOT interested in Seattle FA Linebacker Bruce Irvin.— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) March 8, 2016Irvin, 28, is ranked as the fifth-best free agent available, regardless of position, by NFL.com.News broke late Tuesday that Irvin plans to sign with the Oakland Raiders. Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin (51) sacks Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Arizona Cardinals may need a pass rusher, but it’s looking more and more like they’ll address that position in the draft rather than free agency.Reported Arizona targets Jason-Pierre Paul, Tamba Hali and Mario Williams all agreed to deals Tuesday, a day before free agent contracts can be finalized and signed.Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Monday the Cardinals also had interest in free agent outside linebacker Bruce Irvin, who spent his first four years in the league with the Seattle Seahawks. According to our own John Gambadoro, that might not be the case. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Sunday night marks the 29th opening day for the Cardinals since they moved to the Valley from St. Louis in 1988.In that time, they’ve used many starting quarterbacks … and we mean many. Now, it’s not as long a list as the Cleveland Browns boast, but it’s lengthy.In their previous 28 Week 1 contests, the Cardinals have used 17 different starting quarterbacks to open a season.That’s your Trivia Tuesday challenge this week — name them! Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments Share You’ve got eight minutes on the clock. Good luck! Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes (5) scrambles in the pocket before passing in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Baylor Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Top Stories Arizona thus far has held private workouts or visits with North Carolina’s Mitchell Trubisky, Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, Texas Tech’s Mahomes, Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer and California’s Davis Webb.This could be the list head coach Bruce Arians was referring to when when he said there were “maybe five or six” potential starting quarterbacks in this draft class.Mahomes leads all prospects with 11 of the 50 mock drafts tracked by Arizona Sports since April 1 having the Red Raider going to the Cardinals in the first round. Watson comes in tied for second with eight selections, while Kizer has three and Trubisky has two.The raw athlete from Texas Tech was described by ESPN’s Mel Kiper as “really the hot guy right now” earlier this week. He led the country in passing yards last season with 5,052 in the Red Raiders’ wide-open offense and accounted for 53 total touchdowns.Of course, the Cardinals still have potential needs at a litany of other positions, including wide receiver, linebacker and cornerback, and Arizona vice president of player personnel Terry McDonough recently advised against believing spring draft talk, but a quarterback may be tough to pass up if the team finds one it loves. Comments Share Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact With Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer entering his 14th season in the NFL at 37 years old, many around the Cardinals’ organization have alluded to finding a potential successor sooner rather than later.That’s why ESPN writer Dan Graziano believes Arizona’s “dream scenario” for the first round of Thursday’s NFL Draft would be to find a quarterback of the future.Arizona probably would have taken Paxton Lynch in the first round last year if he’d fallen to them, and they’re in position this year to find a guy they like and can groom behind Carson Palmer for a year or two. Let’s say it’s Patrick Mahomes — a project quarterback who’s going to need time before he’s ready. The Cardinals believe they have that time and need someone to follow Palmer whenever he’s done. The second key part of the Cardinals’ dream is that Palmer stays healthy and has one more really big year left in him. But that feels like the part of the dream that you’re just about to get to when you wake up to use the bathroom, and then by the time you get back to bed you can’t remember what you were dreaming about even though you know it was good and you were desperate to find out what was about to happen next. Hate that.The Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, Houston Texans and Pittsburgh Steelers’ dream scenarios also involve taking a quarterback in the first round. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo
Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Why it could happen: Carson Palmer retired, which leaves them without a starting quarterback. They also won too many games (8), which means they’re not picking until No. 15. That means they’re likely not getting one of the top three quarterbacks in this year’s draft barring a trade up. The Cardinals are in a weird spot. They just lost their coach and quarterback to retirement, and Larry Fitzgerald could follow them, but they still won eight games. A complete rebuild doesn’t make total sense, but their roster has enough holes that trading a high pick for someone like Alex Smith might not make sense. Foles figures to be cheaper.Why it won’t happen: Does Foles elevate the Cardinals to the level of a contender? Probably not. The Cardinals reside in the same division as the young, but dominant Rams, the always good Seahawks, and the up-and-coming 49ers. The Cardinals would be better off saving their draft picks and signing someone like McCown or Sam Bradford as a bridge quarterback. There are plenty of reasons for Cardinals fans to link the puzzle pieces with Foles and Arizona.Foles spent his final three years of college playing in Tucson with the Arizona Wildcats after transferring from Michigan State. From 2009-11, Foles’ completion percentage, yardage and touchdowns increased every year.This season since taking over for Wentz, Foles ran an unorthodox offense that featured a lot of college type plays such as RPOs (run pass options).Foles’ best season as a pro came with the Eagles under coach Chip Kelly, who ran a lightning-quick paced college-style offense that produced a 27:2 touchdown to interception ratio for the quarterback in 2013.Cardinals new offensive coordinator Mike McCoy has shown versatility when it comes to coaching quarterbacks with different styles. McCoy has coached Tim Tebow and Peyton Manning to the playoffs, quarterbacks whose styles contrast about as much as the sun and the moon.If there is a coordinator who can adjust to a different style of play per quarterback, it’s McCoy. The weapons are there for Foles to immediately step in and have success. The question would be the price Arizona is willing to pay to get him. Wagner-McGough isn’t the only person who connects the dots between Arizona and the Philadelphia quarterback. Before the Super Bowl even began, David Johnson pitched Foles on joining the Cardinals. With franchise quarterback Carson Wentz waiting to take the reins back from Foles next season for the Eagles, questions turn to what the team will do with their Super Bowl-winning backup.Sean Wagner-McGough from CBS Sports listed the Cardinals as the No. 2 potential landing spot for Foles this offseason, behind the Eagles keeping him as a backup. The possibilities of landing Foles in a trade might come at a hefty price.Winning the Super Bowl is the quickest way to raise a quarterback’s value in the NFL. Ask guys like Joe Flacco, Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Manning. But the Cardinals have all of their draft picks in the first three rounds of the 2018 draft as potential trade bait and currently Foles has a very team-friendly contract.There is no doubt that filling the void at the quarterback position is on the top of the Cardinals’ to-do list and Foles’ resume at least puts him in the discussion. – / 52 Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 30 Comments Share Connections between Super Bowl-winning quarterback Nick Foles and the Arizona Cardinals started to manifest even before Super Bowl LII kicked off in Minnesota on Sunday.Then Foles led the Eagles to a 41-33 victory over the Patriots, throwing for 373 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. He also added a receiving touchdown on a trick play at the end of the second quarter.Knee-jerk reaction linked the Cardinals’ quarterback situation to Foles. Philadelphia Eagles’ Nick Foles (9) scrambles from New England Patriots’ Trey Flowers during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) Ryan Phillips from The Big Lead also likes the fit. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo
Newly inducted as a Virtuoso luxury member, Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (LA Tourism) attended Luxperience with The Line Hotel and Mondrian Los Angeles. This marked the first time hotel partners joined the LA Tourism booth, bringing to life the destination’s luxury hotel offerings for travel buyers.Among LA’s wide range of accommodation options, luxury and unique properties can be found in various neighbourhoods. Mondrian Los Angeles showcased the Sunset Strip’s classic glamour and excitement in the form of a luxury boutique hotel. Moving towards the hip region of Downtown LA, buyers had the chance to learn about The Line Hotel, a collaboration by the Sydell Group with local influencers Roy Choi, The Houston Brothers, Sean Knibb and art and design collective Poketo.Los Angeles is experiencing a surge of hotel development and growth at the moment, with 24 new hotels under construction and another 28 in final planning stages countywide. These 52 hotel projects will deliver more than 9200 new hotels rooms to the LA area in the next few years.Australia is LA’s number two overseas market with 430,000 Australian visiting LA in 2015, representing an increase of 7.3 per cent over the past year. It is also LA’s number one hotel lodging market.
Alila Ubud has expanded its rainforest abodes with the launch of six new Terrace Tree Villas – five one-bedroom units and one two-bedroom unit with private pool – all perched on a steep forested hillside beside a beautiful temple, immersing guests in Ubud’s lush natural landscape.Increasing the resort’s current inventory of one-bedroom Terrace Tree Villas from four to nine, the new one-bedroom additions are spacious private retreats comprising 75 to 80 square metres of indoor space adjoined by 43 square metres of an outdoor garden and courtyard.The two-bedroom Terrace Tree Villa spans a lavish 190 square metres, including a large outdoor terrace for relaxing, dining and soaking up the jungle views, and a 40-square-metre private pool where guests can swim above the treetops.Each villa is designed as an intimate haven with its own private entry court and water garden. Maximising natural light, generous space and views, the foyer connects an indoor/outdoor bathroom with a high-ceilinged bedroom, opening directly onto a terrace that sits high over the Ubud jungle.The villas are designed by Indonesian architects NXST, who have drawn inspiration from the temple forms and details that are evident throughout everyday life in Ubud. The villa interiors are classic Alila, accented with handwoven textiles from nearby Sideman Village, and with spaces defined by the interplay of light and shade.Luxury pervades every thoughtful detail – from the 300-thread-count Ploh bed linen to the deluxe bathroom equipped with an indoor bathtub, outdoor rain shower and jet shower. Separate his-and-hers vanities are furnished with a complete range of award-winning Alila Living amenities made from locally sourced organic ingredients: lemongrass and black pepper for him; mandarin, lemongrass and rose geranium for her.There’s even more to uncover in the special bathtub box, the ultimate pampering kit, from bubble bath to face masks and handcrafted beeswax candles, all in the Alila signature secret scent. For guests venturing outdoors, they will be protected and covered with sunblock, after-sun cooling gel, mosquito repellent and face spritzer. And for want of anything else, a personal Villa Host is just a call away, ready to attend to every whim.
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Back in Reykjavik, the Saga Museum and Viking Village bring the people and events of so many centuries ago back to life. And no Viking history trip would be complete without a stay at the Hotel Leifur Eiríksson, conveniently located in the heart of the Icelandic capital.Find cheap flights to ReykjavikTrondheim, NorwayLeif was invited to meet with the king in the former Norwegian capital around 1000, and ended up staying there for a short while. A statue and plaque near the waterfront are dedicated to Erikson. The city is also full of other remnants of its Viking past, including Nidaros Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace, and a tall pillar with a figure of King Olav on top. It was from Trondheim that Erikson began heading straight west, with a stop first in Greenland.Find cheap flights to OsloGreenlandErik the Red, Erikson’s father, was the first European to find and live in Greenland, and that is where Erikson spent his childhood and finally set off on his voyage towards the unknown lands to the west. You too can set sail in the waters around Greenland on a multi-city sightseeing cruise that hits all the main ports. Inland excursions are available as well, including one to the Narsarsuaq region, where, along with many other Vikings relics in the area, a bronze statue of Erikson stands prominently on a grassy hillside.Find cheap flights to GreenlandBaffin Island, Nunavut, CanadaHeading west from Greenland, Erikson’s first encounter with the rest of North America was on the shores of Baffin Island. His exact landing point is unknown, but you can explore the island yourself, as this vast arctic wonderland provides the opportunity to participate in plenty of exciting activities, such as wildlife viewing excursions, travelling through an untouched landscape of snow, ice, sea and glaciers, and a chance to witness the mystical Northern Lights.Find cheap flights to CanadaNewfoundland, CanadaErikson and his group, coming south from Baffin Island (after a stop in Labrador), found a more friendly climate and lusher landscape in the northern part of Newfoundland, called L’Anse aux Meadows (now a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and decided to winter there. Visitors can walk through the site and view what’s left of the old Norse settlement, and nearby, Pistolet Bay Provincial Park is another great place to become acquainted with the human and natural history of the area.Find cheap flights to CanadaHuelva & Port of Palos, SpainColumbus and his three ships began their famed adventure in 1492 at the Port of Palos, near Huelva in Spain. The small village of Palos de la Frontera is where the port is located, and reminders of Columbus are all over the place. In Huelva, highlights include Columbus’ church, a museum devoted to him, and life-size recreations of the Niña, the Pinta and the Santa María in the harbor.Find cheap flights to SpainCanary Islands, SpainColumbus stopped in the Canary Islands for a few weeks to make repairs to his fleet and wait for the right winds. Every summer, a boat race from Huelva to La Gomera is held, to retrace the path that Columbus took in the beginning of his long trip. And a Christopher Columbus trail winds through the streets of San Sebastian, pointing out all of the noteworthy buildings and milestones.Find cheap flights to Gran CanariaSan Salvador, BahamasAlthough the exact island in the Bahamas Columbus landed on first is somewhat disputed, it is known that it was here that he made his initial North American landfall. At the appropriately named Columbus Isle, a Club Med-owned resort, visitors can enjoy all of the luxuries of a posh Caribbean vacation, and also learn a bit about the colonial history of the area on the Island Tour, which visits Columbus landmarks and other significant sites.Find cheap flights to BahamasHavana, CubaAfter scoping out the Bahamas for several days, Columbus headed down to Cuba. A large, elaborately designed cemetery in Havana, the Cristóbal Colón Cemetery, bears his Spanish name. The Baroque-style Christopher Columbus Cathedral here once housed a portion of the navigator’s remains, and was built partially out of sea coral.Find cheap flights to HavanaSanto Domingo, Dominican RepublicThe island formerly known as Hispaniola, which is now Haiti on the west and the Dominican Republic on the east, was where Columbus and his crew departed the Americas and headed back to Spain that winter. The Columbus Memorial Lighthouse in the Dominican capital city is the place to go to learn of Columbus’ time in the region, and see a spectacular lighting system that creates a huge, bright cross in the sky that can be seen for miles. A tomb at the memorial is also believed by some to contain Columbus’ actual remains.Find cheap flights to Santo Dominican RepublicReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map
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LOS ANGELES– Growthink, the leading Strategic Advisory and Investment Banking Services Firm to Emerging and Middle Market Enterprises, announced today that the Firm has been named advisor of record to Safari Air, a new carbon neutral luxury private airline.Growthink will advise Safari Air on the Company’s business development, growth strategy and marketing initiatives.Scheduled for takeoff in Summer 2009, Safari Air’s Gulfstream IV aircraft will offer on-demand service from Orange County, CA’s John Wayne Airport to Honolulu, New York City, Puerto Vallarta and Cabos San Lucas, Mexico. Safari Air clients will access premium private travel using a pay per seat model.The Company will purchase carbon offsets to mitigate its carbon emissions and anticipates that the strong demand for premium class travel will result in full capacity flights, according the company. Safari Air’s passengers can expect an array of top-flight amenities, including personalized concierge service, the use of Mac Book laptops in flight and an unlimited selection of Netflix movies, it said.“These may be challenging times for the aviation industry, but it is still a $400 billion dollar business, with a projected 59 percent increase in flying hours spent on private jets,” said Emily Burg, VP of Strategy for Growthink. “We believe these trends create opportunities for innovative aviation companies, such as Safari Air.”“We are impressed by Safari Air’s commitment to operate without a carbon footprint,” said Jay Turo, Growthink CEO and Managing Partner. “Presently, Growthink is advising thirteen companies in the areas of alternative energy and carbon mitigation. We’re proud of our record of developing business opportunities which are also environmentally conscious.”
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Angela Bassett once resorted to dialing 911 for help when she had trouble with a fireplace at home. Aisha Hinds needed help for a life-threatening emergency as a teenager.The actresses co-star on Fox’s “9-1-1” series about the pressurized world of police, firefighters and dispatchers who are thrust into a variety of high-stress situations.Bassett told a TV critics meeting on Thursday that she once called for help when a fire she and a friend started got out of hand. It wouldn’t extinguish after being doused with water and she had trouble using a spatula to toss the burning log outside.“I’m a Florida girl, so fireplaces aren’t usually a thing,” she said.Much to Bassett’s relief, firefighters in full gear arrived and took care of it.“They were very handsome,” she said, smiling.Hinds got mistakenly shot in the back as a 16-year-old walking home from school in New York by a suspect chasing another man.“It didn’t even register that I had been shot,” she said. “It felt kind of like a stiletto, like a really sharp stiletto just piercing, and really, really hot.”The bullet grazed her aorta and she ended up losing a kidney.Both men ended up dying within a couple years of the incident.“So here I am, the lone survivor of that entire experience,” Hinds said. “Truly, truly I have to give credit to the very fast response of 911 in my neighbourhood.” by Beth Harris, The Associated Press Posted Aug 2, 2018 7:42 pm PDT Last Updated Aug 2, 2018 at 8:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Calling 911: Actresses Bassett, Hinds helped by responders Ryan Guzman, from back row left, Rockmond Dunbar, Kenneth Choi, Aisha Hinds, Oliver Stark, and from front row left, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Peter Krause, actress/co-executive producer Angela Bassett, co-creator/executive producer/writer Tim Minear and executive producer Alexis Martin Woodall participate in the “9-1-1” panel during the Fox Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
This combination photo shows, from left, musician Bruce Springsteen, comedian Jon Stewart, comedian Jim Gaffigan and late night talk show host Seth Meyers who are headlining this year’s Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser, benefitting injured veterans and their families. The comedy event will be held at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 5. (AP Photo) Bruce Springsteen, Seth Meyers headline veterans fundraiser by Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press Posted Sep 12, 2018 7:01 am PDT Last Updated Sep 12, 2018 at 8:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, Jim Gaffigan and Seth Meyers are headlining this year’s Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser, which benefits injured veterans and their families.Jimmy Carr and Eric Church are also on the bill for the Nov. 5 comedy event at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.Stand Up for Heroes was first held in 2007. The event produced by the New York Comedy Festival is the brainchild of festival founders Caroline Hirsch, Andrew Fox and ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff, who was nearly killed during a 2006 attack in Iraq while embedded with U.S. troops. He calls the event a chance to “put aside our differences” to “honour those who have and continue to sacrifice so much.”Tickets go on sale Thursday at noon Eastern.
by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Oct 23, 2018 1:35 pm PDT Last Updated Oct 23, 2018 at 2:21 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Megyn Kelly apologizes for suggesting blackface OK NEW YORK, N.Y. – NBC’s Megyn Kelly swiftly apologized Tuesday for a morning show segment that questioned why dressing up in blackface for a Halloween costume is wrong.Following a social media backlash, Kelly wrote in an email to NBC News colleagues that she realized such behaviour is wrong, that the history of blackface in culture is abhorrent.On her morning show, the 47-year-old news host said that dressing up in blackface was OK when she was a kid as long as you were impersonating a character. She questioned why it had been considered racist when a character on “The Real Housewives of New York” darkened her skin for a Diana Ross costume.“I felt like, ‘Who doesn’t love Diana Ross?’” she said.On social media, several critics drew comparisons to Kelly’s insistence while at Fox News Channel that Santa Claus was white. “I was born in the same decade as Megyn Kelly and do not recall blackface being acceptable anywhere, anytime,” tweeted Alex Wagner of CBS News.In her email, Kelly said that she’d never been a “PC” person, “but I understand that we do need to be more sensitive in this day and age. Particularly on race and ethnicity issues which, far from being healed, have been exacerbated in our politics over the past year.“This is a time for more understanding, love, sensitivity and honour, and I want to be part of that,” she wrote.Kelly’s transition from Fox News to her own 9 a.m. hour as part of the “Today” show has been anything but smooth, and Tuesday’s incident doesn’t help.She had an edge from the beginning of the offending segment, where she discussed Halloween costumes with a panel that included Jenna Bush Hager, Melissa Rivers and Jacob Soboroff.“The costume police are cracking down like never before,” she said, ridiculing a college that suggested wearing a cowboy outfit was inadvisable. She noted that one safe suggestion was to go dressed as a letter of the alphabet, and that she had discussed that with her husband.“I’m going to go as ‘F’ and he’s going to go as ‘U,’ she said.
Thursday morning, Nov. 15, 2018, the Town of Breckenridge employees beheads “Isak Hearthstone,” a wooden troll built by artist Thomas Dambo, by a chainsaw to remove it entirely from the Wellington Trail, in Breckenridge, Colo. The troll was created during the Breckenridge Festival of the Arts in August, but got so popular that it caused complaints from nearby homeowners due to tourists visiting, and demanded it to be removed. (Hugh Carey/Summit Daily News via AP) BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — A huge wooden troll that proved to be too popular in a Colorado ski resort town is gone, but it’s possible the artwork could find another home.Workers in Breckenridge used a chainsaw and backhoe to remove the 15-foot (4.5 metre) sculpture known as Isak Heartstone on Thursday.The Summit Daily News reports that most of the work created by Danish artist Thomas Dambo was discarded or recycled but that some pieces were saved and put in storage in hopes of installing the sculpture somewhere else.Town manager Rick Holman said officials are talking to Dambo and considering some possibilities but said nothing was imminent.The work was installed on a hiking trail for a summer arts festival. Since then, throngs of troll-seekers have caused problems for nearby homeowners.___Information from: Summit Daily News, http://www.summitdaily.com/The Associated Press Giant wooden troll removed in Colorado could get new home AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Nov 16, 2018 5:40 pm PDT
Julie Turris, Ida Bjornstad offer new perspective in hockey family podcast AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Julie Turris, right, and Ida Bjornstad are shown in this undated handout photo. When Ida Bjornstad first approached Julie Turris about starting a podcast to discuss the lives of hockey families outside the rink, Turris was apprehensive. The wife of Nashville Predators centre Kyle Turris considered herself a private person and didn’t have the comfort level required for sharing personal stories on a public platform. But once the podcast — Off Ice with Ida & Julie — debuted last month, she knew that her and Bjornstad, the fiancee of Preds defenceman Mattias Ekholm, were onto something. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Julie Turris by Melissa Couto, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 5, 2019 4:00 am PDT When Ida Bjornstad first approached Julie Turris about starting a podcast to discuss the lives of hockey families outside the rink, Turris was apprehensive.The wife of Nashville Predators centre Kyle Turris considered herself a private person and didn’t have the comfort level required for sharing personal stories on a public platform.But once the podcast — Off Ice with Ida & Julie — debuted last month, she knew that her and Bjornstad, the fiancee of Preds defenceman Mattias Ekholm, were onto something. “I try to refrain from calling it a hockey wife show. Obviously Ida and I are hockey wives and we’re the ones doing the podcast, but it’s not centred on what it’s like to be a hockey wife,” Turris said in a phone interview from her Nashville home. “It’s more, ‘here’s an interesting story from a family’s perspective of winning the Stanley Cup, or moving here from Finland and not knowing anyone.’“The guys deal with media all the time and their stories are more to the point, so it’s nice to get the other side of the coin and talk about how crazy it is to pick up everything and move to a new city after a trade or something. It’s an inside look into the families as a whole, not just the hockey wife.”Bjornstad, a former sports broadcaster in her native Sweden, had the idea for the podcast back in October and set up meetings with the Predators and their media team to make it happen.The weekly show, which can be heard on iHeartRadio, iTunes, Spotify and other platforms, comes out every Wednesday. Bjornstad and Turris are joined each week by a guest, who talks about her experience in the hockey community over the course of a 30-45 minute episode.Guests are also asked to bring in items that are later auctioned off with the proceeds benefiting Second Harvest, a food bank in Nashville.For Turris, who moved to Nashville when her husband was traded from the Ottawa Senators in November 2017, the podcast brings together a community that helped make her own transition to a new city much easier. “It’s an interesting life, it has its ups and downs, but if you can find women who understand that and can gather around and support each other it makes a huge difference,” she said. “In Ottawa I had a really good group of girls. … and moving to Nashville, it was so overwhelming, but the second I came here I found girls I immediately clicked with and that was such a weight off my shoulders.“I had a support group. That’s really important.”The podcast also discusses themes outside the hockey family dynamic, like when Week 2 guest Melanie Collins, an NFL sideline reporter who’s also the girlfriend of Calgary Flames forward James Neal, talked about the challenges of sustaining a career when your spouse is a professional athlete.Turris, a teacher by trade, could relate. She said she struggled to harmonize her own identity with being a “hockey wife” when her and her husband first moved to Ottawa in 2012.Teaching jobs in the Canadian capital were hard to come by, and having earned her degree at an American college — the University of Wisconsin, where she and Kyle met — Turris would have needed to upgrade her credits in order to teach in a new country.“There was a bit of a time in Ottawa where I felt like I was just following him. I definitely felt a bit lost,” Turris told The Canadian Press. “And it wasn’t a pity party, I chose that life — moving and giving things up is what you have to do — but I had to find other things to fulfil me, so I started volunteering at a school and working with kids and it did really help.“Melanie touched on this (in the podcast) but your career doesn’t define who you are. It’s something that you do. So once I accepted that it was easier.”Turris said the feedback from the podcast has been mostly positive, but her and Bjornstad told each other from the start to be prepared for negative comments.And when those arise, they try not to think about them too much.“To be a woman on any public platform, you’re always going to have someone that has an opinion about what you’re doing,” Turris said. “We’re putting ourselves out there, going out of our comfort zone and you can’t stop someone saying whatever they want about you behind a computer.”“I think the podcast is so important because the league is changing and women are starting to have a louder voice and it’s important to have those voices heard,” she added.“Every girl that I’ve run into in the league has a different story and they should have a chance to share it.” Melissa Couto, The Canadian Press
BALTIMORE — Doctors at Johns Hopkins University hope to raise awareness and funds for research following famed guitarist Peter Frampton’s announcement that he has a rare muscular disease.Frampton’s physician, Lisa Christopher-Stine, is the director of the Johns Hopkins Myositis Center. She tells The Baltimore Sun that she and Frampton spoke years ago about potentially becoming a voice for inclusion body myositis. Because the disease is rare, it’s difficult to generate funding.The disease causes weakness in the legs, forearms and fingers. Its cause is still unknown. As it will eventually prevent Frampton from playing guitar, the 68-year-old is embarking on a farewell tour this summer.He’s also launched a fund at Hopkins to which he’ll donate $1 per ticket sold.Hopkins is also participating in two clinical trials for possible treatments.___Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.comThe Associated Press Peter Frampton’s doctors hope to highlight rare disease AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Feb 28, 2019 10:52 am PDT
May 31, 2010 [image: The Lean Linear City. designed by Paolo Soleri, 3D rendering by Young Soo Kim. A postcard of this image is now available at the Cosanti and Arcosanti Visitors Centers]. Previous reports on the LEAN LINEAR CITY can be viewed on 4/20/05, 2/6 – 2/8/06, 8/5 – 8/14/09, 11/27 – 12/14/09. This updated and recently completed series of new 3D images will be in this weeks reports, 5/31 – 6/4/10. [3D Rendering: Young Soo Kim & text from WHAT IF? QUADERNO 9, SOLARE: LEAN LINEAR CITY] [image: The Lean Linear City proposal, as shown at the Beijing Center of the Arts exhibition during the exhibition 3 DIMENSIONAL CITY – FUTURE CHINA, Nov. 2009 – Feb. 2010] The text throughout these three reports consists of excerpts from “QUADERNO 9, SOLARE: LEAN LINEAR CITY”, written by Paolo Soleri, 2005. “SOLARE proposes a continuous urban ribbon, designed to intercept wind patterns of the region. It will also be sensitized to the sun’s radiation, both photovoltaic and greenhouse. Thus, energy-wise it is best suited for breezy and sunny regions.” [3D Rendering: Young Soo Kim & text from WHAT IF? QUADERNO 9, SOLARE: LEAN LINEAR CITY] [image: The Lean Linear City proposal, seen here as an extension from an existing city] “Briefly stated, its main characteristics are: A series of continuous sub-ribbons extend as the Lean Linear City develops with time: [A] Two main parallel structures of thirty or more stories extending several kilometers to hundreds of kilometers. [B] A climate-controlled volume constituting the inner park defined by the two structures delineated above, featuring greenhouse in winter and parasol in summer. [C] Two wind generator continua [D] Two photovoltaic continua [E] One greenhouse apron continuum [F] One orchard apron continuum [G] Several logistical bands for local, regional, and continental trains (rail and maglev) [H] Moving walkways, shuttles, and “fast down and out” slides at appropriate locations [I] One water “stream” for the needs of residents and travelers and for recreation. [J] Two delivery and pick up networks [K] Two liquid and solid waste networks.” [3D Rendering: Young Soo Kim & text from WHAT IF? QUADERNO 9, SOLARE: LEAN LINEAR CITY] [image: View of the Lean Linear City proposal with the two linear ribbons connected to a major node] “Following nature’s example, the design and display of the lean urban ribbon connects existing large and small habitats and helps salvage the land from diaspora while in a sustainable fashion reducing waste, pollution, and social and cultural impoverishment. At the lower ends of the greenhouse aprons the short skirt of suburbia develops. The ballerina, the orchestra, and the spectators know the skirt must be a tutu; the shorter it is, the better it allows nature’s grace into its brief proximity. Rigorously contained suburban spread could develop on a fascia no wider than one kilometer, so as to accommodate travel by public transportation, bicycle, and foot. The private automobile would be rigorously confined to auxiliary functions (outings, research, etc.).” [3D Rendering: Young Soo Kim & text from WHAT IF? QUADERNO 9, SOLARE: LEAN LINEAR CITY] [image: In the foreground we see NUDGING SPACE Arcology with the Lean Linear City in the background] “One thing we should label correctly is time pollution, i.e., the daily waste of time due to moving things and people from here to there. The time wasted commuting, for instance, is one of the main time pollutions of affluence and hyper-consumption. Motion implies energy spent, thus commuting is a double slam of time pollution and energy waste, and also threatens the physical and biological well-being of moving organisms. It offers a less than rosy picture of Homo sapiens as “controller of its own destiny.” This report continues on 6/2/10. [3D Rendering: Young Soo Kim & text from WHAT IF? QUADERNO 9, SOLARE: LEAN LINEAR CITY]
January 6, 2016Its snowing north and west of us, Flagstaff reports heavy snow. Here it is raining, lots of rain last night, the dry lake bed in front of the repaired dam is slowly filling.The Soleri archive crew is working in the model storage in one of the upstairs bays in the Lab Building. We are cleaning and cataloging some of the old models.photo: Archive volunteer Leah-Ann Walker.This model is part of a set of Arcology designs that were made for a 1993 exhibition at the Scottsdale Center of the Arts in Scottsdale, AZ. photo: Archive volunteer Hildemar Cruz and archive staff Sue Kirsch.[photo by Leah-Ann Walker]The models were made out of foam core and we are dusting them before re-wrapping and putting them into storage. photo: Leah-Ann and Hildemar.
Two drillings are planned by ExxonMobil in Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the second half of 2018, the energy giant said on Wednesday.At a presentation with Energy Minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis in Nicosia, ExxonMobil’s vice president for Europe, Russia, and the Caspian, Tristan Aspray said currently, the geophysical data was being finalised, while drilling contracts and shaft design are in progress.ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum filed the winning bid for block 10 in the island’s third oil and gas round.Aspray said 3D seismic data acquisition had been completed, drilling rig contracting and well planning were in progress and shorebase, supply vessels, offshore transportation and other related services were researched, and in the process of contracting.He also said local ExxonMobil staff had been assigned for exploration and that the company was working with the government to develop local capabilities through training, internships, scholarships and support for equipment purchases.“Operations for two exploration wells are targeted to begin in the second half of 2018 and future steps are dependent on exploration results,” he said. He did not rule out the possibility, if the data allows, that the company might participate in the construction of a LNG terminal in Cyprus.Cyprus announced the third round last year, after the discovery of Zohr, a mammoth gas find off the coast of Egypt, which reinvigorated interest in the eastern Mediterranean.Referring to the proximity of parts of Cyprus’ EEZ to Zohr, Aspray said there were significant exploration possibilities.However, he said there is “still considerable uncertainty about drilling results, as geology can change significantly over short distances”.Aspray said the Block 10 project would bring income and jobs and stimulate the economy, plus add to skills’ development. He also said that the company sees its cooperation with Cyprus as the beginning of long-term cooperation.Referring to the advantages of Cyprus, he said the island had a clear vision for its hydrocarbons resources, while the company could offer its worldwide experience in major international projects, technology, access to the global market, financial capability and staffing. Qatar Petroleum has the largest ships for gas transportation and the country was the world’s largest exporter of natural gas, he added.Lakkotrypis, in his address said the Cyprus government recognised the strategic importance of the presence of ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum in the island’s EEZ.Also on Wednesday, reports emerged that Turkey had issued two new Navtex notifications to carry out explorations within Cyprus EEZ, 30 nautical miles southwest of Paphos, covering 1,500 square miles.The successful conclusion of talks with ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum, has been seen as strengthening Cyprus’ access to the US administration given that former ExxonMobil top executive Rex Tillerson is Secretary of State.US interests in the area, as well as those of France and of the UK via Royal Dutch Shell which is partner with Noble in Block 12 Aphrodite field, is seen as a deterrent to Turkish actions. Ankara opposes Cyprus’s oil and gas exploration with the Cyprus problem remaining unsolved and claims a large chunk of the Cypriot EEZ for itself. You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MDHow To Make Your Dark Spots Fade (Effortless 2 Minute Routine)Gundry MDUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola