appointmentsSureSavetravel insurance

first_imgappointmentsSureSavetravel insurance SureSave has announced the appointment of Matt Endycott as its new Head of Agency Sales. Matt has more than 12 years experience in the travel industry and most recently was Head of Sales for Adventure World. He has an impressive record of implementing strategic change for businesses, working across brands including Virgin Australia, Insider Journeys and the Walt Disney Company. “I’m delighted to announce Matt as our latest addition in the position of Head of Agency Sales. Matt will be responsible for strategy, sales and results across our travel agency channel and all brands in the channel. He will lead the SureSave field team of Business Development Managers,” said Ross McDonald, General Manager – Distribution at SureSave. last_img

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The first NFL Draft grades are starting to trickle

first_imgThe first NFL Draft grades are starting to trickle out after its conclusion on Saturday, and one publication rated the Arizona Cardinals’ draft as the third-best in the NFC West. Sports Illustrated released team-by-team grades on Sunday, and while the Cardinals earned a ‘B,’ they still didn’t place in the top-half of their vaunted division. The St. Louis Rams earned an A-minus, while the San Francisco 49ers earned a B-plus. The only NFC West team that SI rated behind the Cardinals is the defending world champion Seattle Seahawks, who earned a B-minus grade. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires But Thomas could also never take a snap at the next level. First-round pick Deone Bucannon should see immediate playing time at safety, and tight end Troy Niklas, defensive end Kareem Martin and Thomas all represent players with huge upside. – / 7 0 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Here’s what SI had to say about the Cardinals’ draft, which addressed most of the team’s needs — including quarterback, safety and defensive front-seven depth: One thing is for sure — if you’re a receiver and you’re facing Arizona’s defense, keep your head on a swivel. Between second-year safety Tyrann Mathieu and 2014 first-rounder Deone Bucannon from Washington State, the Cardinals are looking to scare enemy offenses with their safeties. Bucannon plays at full speed and with killer intensity at all times, and if he ever finds his sense of direction, he’s going to be even more dangerous.Notre Dame tight end Troy Niklas is a big blocker and burgeoning receiver who will take time to develop. North Carolina end Kareem Martin is a huge (6-foot-6, 272) defender who could back up Calais Campbell. Pittsburg State receiver John Brown will help take the top off enemy defenses. Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas is a developmental prospect who might find his way at another position and Murray State receiver Walter Powell is a smaller slot man. Overall, the Cards added some targets and got meaner in the defensive backfield; two musts as they try to move atop the NFC West.Much of the success of this draft class may hinge on the development of fourth-round pick Logan Thomas, a quarterback out of Virginia Tech. Thomas has physical tools that are off-the-charts, and could become a game-changing quarterback in the NFL. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires LARRY! LARRY! LARRY! #NFLTOP100 pic.twitter.com/ZTGVjk12w6— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) May 30, 2017“Absolutely,” Philadelphia’s Torrey Smith answered when asked if Fitzgerald still belongs. “It feels like he’s been in the Top 100 forever. He hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down.”In terms of production, it’s true. In the history of the NFL, only Jerry Rice and Reggie Wayne have had more catches in a single season in their age 33 season or later than Fitzgerald did last year.“One thing that sticks out about him is probably his hands,” New England cornerback Stephone Gilmore said. “You put the ball anywhere near him, he finds a way to come down with it.”Despite his stellar season, Fitzgerald did fall 18 spots in this year’s rankings after coming in at No. 27 in 2016.To Smith’s point, Fitzgerald has been in the annual countdown every season since its inception in 2011. His highest ranking ever came in 2012, when the receiver landed at No. 7. His low ranking was following the 2014 season, when he came in at No. 68.Fitzgerald is the second Cardinal on the list this year. Outside linebacker Chandler Jones was No. 85. Former Arizona defensive lineman Calais Campbell, who bolted for Jacksonville in free agency, was No. 83. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   FILE – In this Jan. 1, 2017 file photo, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald walks off the field after a win over the Los Angeles Rams in an NFL football game in Los Angeles. Fitzgerald has confirmed he will be back to play a 14th NFL season. In a text to azcardinals.com’s Darren Urban, Fitzgerald confirmed a report that he had told ESPN’s Jim Trotter on Wednesday, Feb. 1, that he would play another season. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald led the NFL in receptions in 2016 with 107. The catch total was the second-highest of Fitzgerald’s storied career and marked the first time he’s led the league in that category since 2005, when he was a 22-year-old second-year player.The Canton-bound Fitzgerald is still playing at a high level as he enters his 14th season in the league. That’s why he’s been recognized by his peers once again, landing at No. 45 in NFL Network’s annual countdown of the league’s Top 100 players. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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Never fear because the Honey Badger is here On t

first_imgNever fear, because the Honey Badger is here.On the first play of overtime, Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett faked a handoff and threw a short pass over the middle to Kamar Aiken.Karlos Dansby, the other Cardinal in the area, looked to have a decent chance at an interception himself, but Tyrann Mathieu came streaking in out of nowhere to pick the ball off and give the Cardinals a golden opportunity to win the game.Mathieu revealed after the game his eyes were closed at one point during the play.“On that play, I just seemed to get a great break on the ball,” Mathieu said to Arizona Sports’ Paul Calvisi. “I actually closed my eyes when I caught it because I thought ‘Los was about to hit me. And then I caught the ball and I looked up and I started to stumble.”Mathieu showed great awareness of the current situation, as he slid down after picking up 15 more yards after the catch with the Cardinals only needing a field goal to win.“He needs more plays like that,” Arians said of Mathieu’s big interception.After a few plays by the offense, Dawson had another chance to win the game from 30 yards out. Dawson redeemed himself, giving the Cardinals their first win of the season and a 1-1 record instead of facing a 0-2 mark with two terrible losses to start the season. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Tyrann Mathieu interception in overtime sets up a game wimning field goal. Honey Badger #NFL #AZvsIND #AZCardinals #BirdGang #BeRedSeeRed pic.twitter.com/UPDnK1aJwI— 🚨 Ronnie Laybold 🐾 (@YotesHereToStay) September 17, 2017 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 32 Comments   Share   center_img The Arizona Cardinals needed a big play when they were trailing the Indianapolis Colts 13-3 in the fourth quarter.They got that play when wide receiver J.J. Nelson caught a 45-yard touchdown pass from Carson Palmer to make it a three-point game with under eight minutes to go.After three more points and a couple of crucial defensive stops, it all came down to a Phil Dawson 42-yard field goal to win the game.Dawson missed, and with the Cardinals losing the coin toss to begin overtime, they needed either another big stop by the defense or another one of those aforementioned big plays. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “Great, great job by Phil coming back and making that last kick,” Nelson said to Arizona Sports’ Paul Calvisi. “That’s why he’s the captain, he’s the veteran.” – / 37 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img Your browser does not support the audio element. Top Stories Seals-Jones, who had seen time on special teams, was pressed into duty after Ifeanyi Momah suffered a season-ending leg injury in a Thursday night loss to Seattle.“With his body control and and his ball skills — although he did have one drop — to me, it encourages you to think about moving forward with a guy that we really haven’t had in this offense in a long time, a mismatch tight end.” – / 51 LISTEN: Steve Keim, Cardinals General Manager His signing with the Cardinals in late April didn’t make many headlines either.But it’s better to make headlines in November, isn’t it?Seals-Jones had another stellar game for the Cardinals Sunday in a win over Jacksonville as the rookie caught four passes for 72 yards and a touchdown — his third in two weeks.The cousin of Pro Football Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson has impressed the man who signed him, general manager Steve Keim.“You wonder at times when a guy is an undrafted free agent, if it’s a fluke that he comes in in his first game and has some success like he did,” Keim told Doug & Wolf Monday morning on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station. “But then all of a sudden, he capitalizes and does the same type of thing.“The one thing you see on tape, you see the mismatches he creates, you see the foot speed, the suddenness, the explosiveness in and out of his routes, the fact that he can play in line, he can line up in the slot and he can move all over the field and create mismatches is really fun to watch.”Despite playing only two games on offense, Seals-Jones is tied for second on the Cardinals’ roster with three touchdown receptions. He’s averaged 18 yards per catch and has given Arizona a tight end dynamic that they haven’t had in a really long time — a down-the-field threat that stresses defenses. Heading into the 2017 NFL Draft, the name Ricky Seals-Jones didn’t garner much attention.After being a 5-star recruit that landed at Texas A&M, Seals-Jones was sort of an afterthought following his redshirt junior season in College Station. Was he receiver? Was he a tight end? Did he drop too many passes in college? Was his 40-time too slow?In all, 253 players were drafted by NFL teams in April. Seals-Jones wasn’t one of them. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactcenter_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals tight end Ricky Seals-Jones (86) scores a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 15 Comments   Share   last_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter Avalon Waterways will i

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterAvalon Waterways will introduce a new program in 2020 that enables guests to customise holidays by pairing a European river cruise with an itinerary of sister companies, Monograms and Globus. Dubbed “Your Way”, the program is designed to make it easier than ever before for cruisers to customise their holiday, from start to finish.Through Avalon’s Your Way program, guests can book a cruise and then add on:An Avalon Waterways land extension featuring expert, guided sightseeingA Monograms independent vacation package that comes with handpicked hotel accommodations, city sightseeing and the on-site services of a Local HostA Globus escorted touring vacation with included sightseeing, hotel accommodations, transportation and coach driver, Tour Director and certified Local Guides.“With our new Avalon Your Way program, we’re making it easier for travellers to extend their river cruise vacation with land itineraries that are perfectly suited to their preferences and budget,” said Pam Hoffee, Managing Director of Avalon Waterways. “No matter which Your Way extension our guests choose, we will take care of details like ship-to-hotel transportation, hotel accommodations and sightseeing in the world’s most fascinating cities, from Paris to Prague and Budapest to Berlin.”In addition, with its onboard Avalon Choice menu on each and every river cruise itinerary, travellers have their pick of the widest array of included excursions, from classic sightseeing to immersive discoveries and active adventures.Classic: A local expert guides travellers through the history and heritage of local destinations to marvel at legends, lore and architecture of iconic and historic sites.Discovery: Travellers are invited to engage in inspiring and interactive activities designed to cater to their interests, from cooking classes to painting workshops. Discovery excursions help travellers immerse themselves in culture.Active: Avalon guests can embark on energetic excursions – from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam to biking, paddling and hiking their way through each destination – keeping travellers in motion and on the go.Additionally, the company’s AvalonGO App helps travellers independently explore each destination throughout their vacation with a detailed, daily schedule of their itinerary, a list of nearby attractions (featuring hours of operation, historical facts and more), maps and directions as well as local cafes, restaurants, bars and entertainment options for further exploration.“With the flexibility to choose exactly where to go before and after a cruising vacation, and the freedom of Avalon Choice on board each and every cruise, Avalon Waterways is helping travellers see the world the way they’ve always envisioned,” said Hoffee.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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Related Bargains of the week Palma Pisa RigaB

first_img RelatedBargains of the week: Palma | Pisa | RigaBargains of the week: Palma | Pisa | RigaBargains of the Week: Trieste | Palma | StockholmBargains of the Week: Trieste | Palma | StockholmBargains of the week: Stockholm | Nice | DublinBargains of the week: Stockholm | Nice | Dublin Stockholm £27Spring signals the awakening of the arts in beautiful and bohemian Stockholm. Check out the fantastic Lady Warhol exhibition by Christopher Makos at Fotografiska. Eight wigs, two days work and fifty photographs make up this unique series of portraits illustrating Andy Warhol’s transformation into his alter ego Lady Warhol. For snow fun, enjoy the FIS World Cup Cross-Country Skiing final or simply while away your days in the maze of cobbled streets, quirky shops and cafes for an enchanting break in one of the most beautiful capitals in the world. Find flights to Stockholm.Riga £139This Baltic beauty is more than 800 years old with an irresistible charm that combines the medieval and the modern. Gaze at Gothic architecture or marvel at folk music festivals taking place throughout the spring. If you have romance on your mind, snuggling in a sauna, ice skating hand in hand or whooshing down snow-covered hills with your loved one is sure to fit the bill. At night, cosy-up in a candlelit bar and enjoy some hearty and heart-warming hospitality at bargain prices. Who says the cold can’t be fun? Find flights to Riga.Palermo £45It’s out with the snow and in with the glow in Palermo. Transport yourself to the idyllic Sicilian coast to explore a treasure trove of Baroque and Renaissance gems from ancient castles, to churches and palaces. Soak up the sun by hitting the beach or take in outdoor culture at the beautiful Teatro Massimo. Walk the winding cobbles and stumble upon open-air markets, heavy with scents of the Middle East. From the freshest ingredients to secret family recipes; food alchemy occurs on the streets of Palermo. You may never want to eat in a restaurant again. Find flights to Palermo.You may also like: Best National Parks in Europe, Five tips for cheaper family holidays and Myanmar (Burma): Time to go back?ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map If you fancy a cheeky, pre-spring fling, choose from a wintery weekend of art, a cool Baltic break or a sun drenched foodie paradise with our top three bargains of the week, starting from only £27!last_img read more

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Skyscanner travel insiders reveal their travel pla

first_imgSkyscanner travel insiders reveal their travel plansWondering where to go in 2012? Skyscanner staff tell us about their personal travel plans for this year, and their favourite travel hotspots from last year.If you’re looking for travel inspiration – read on…Gareth Williams – Skyscanner CEO Where are you going this year?French PyreneesWhy?I’ll be cycling the Etape du Tour Stage II this summer, which is a full Tour du France stage that runs from Pau to Luchon in the French Pyrenees. Having visited the French Alps for the last few summers to cycle the various cols, I’m keen to give this region a try and tackle the notorious Tourmalet amongst others with thousands of other folks on two wheels. We’ll be heading there a few days beforehand to warm up and get fuelled up on delicious French food and sunshine.Best place you went to last year?Kerala, IndiaWhy?My sister was working in Bangalore for a few months and it was a good excuse to visit her and see somewhere different. Hers Indian colleagues recommended Kerala, and after some brief research I knew Kerala’s mix of mountains, spicy seafood and sunshine would be right up my street.We had a wonderful adventure and packed a huge amount into ten days. Highlights were picking tea at the PG Tips plantation, touring spice gardens, taking a yoga class with a guru and boating around the backwaters of Kollam, not to mention the incredible cuisine – I have never tasted curry so delicious!Karin – Account Manager Where are you going this year?Bavarian Alps, GermanyWhy?As a keen snowboarder I’ve visited mountains all over the world from Bosnia to Kashmir, but I’ve never visited Germany for snow. I picked up some cheap flights to Munich which is just 1.5 hours from the slopes so we’ll have a night there before heading south to the ski area of Garmisch-Partenkirchen – Germany’s biggest and best ski resort.Best place you went to last year?IstanbulWhy?I wasn’t expecting much but Istanbul surprised me. As well as the very touristy (but very impressive) famous sights like the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and the Basilica Cistern, it was the twisty backstreets with endless cool bars and antique shops that I really loved. There’s a great mix of beautifully dilapidated architecture, contemporary attractions (the modern art gallery is excellent), tasty street food on every corner (try the mussels and rice in a shell), friendly locals, and just a general buzz about the place. I would definitely recommend a visit and I’ll be back there myself.Rachel – Product Director Where are you going this year?Bali, IndonesiaWhy?It’s relatively near the Skyscanner office in Singapore, and after a Scottish winter, I’ll need Vitamin D. I have heard good and bad about Bali – so am asking friends for recommendations on where is best to go.Best place you went to last year?Great Glen Way (Fort William to Inverness walking holiday), ScotlandWhy?It was very relaxing and peaceful; millions of swallows nesting and feeding. Midges weren’t too bad and weather was surprisingly good. Highly recommended.Sam B – Travel Editorcenter_img Related6 travel spots for 2012: recommended by Skyscanner staffSkyscanner staff reveal their travel plans8 great holiday hotspots for 2013: recommended by Skyscanner staffFrom Scotland to Sweden, New Zealand to Vietnam, Skyscanner travel insiders reveal their travel plans for this year.50 insider travel tips & tricks: what we’ve learned about travellingFrom the philosophical to the funny, the serious to the silly, we present our list of learnings from travelling the world. Where are you going this year?ArgentinaWhy?I’ve been to Central America but never South and this is a country I’ve always wanted to visit. I’m looking forward to the legendary steaks, a bit of tango and being in a completely different area of the world. I’m hoping to travel around a bit and see some penguins in the south as well.Best place you went to last year?IcelandWhy?Despite not seeing the Northern lights (as we had hoped) we had an amazing week in Iceland in November. It felt like we had the entire country to ourselves at times with stunning scenery and landscapes and luckily good weather. General themes are volcanoes and water and saw lots of both. I had the best lobster soup ever and also found a lovely beer called Einstock which I’ve since found available online. Iceland is not as expensive as its reputation suggests and I’d go back in a flash.James T – Communications ExecutiveWhere are you going this year?CorsicaWhy?This will be my wife and I’s seventh visit to Corsica, which is a bit sad really – maybe we’ll go somewhere else in 2013? This time we are walking the Mare e Monti long-distance route, and some of the ‘infamous’ GR20 – ‘Europe’s toughest trail’, which sounds somewhere between sublime and absolutely terrifying. I’m looking forward to swimming in mountain lakes, making friends with lizards and drinking pastis for breakfast. Best place you went to last year?AmsterdamWhy?Amsterdam is not all sex, drugs and stag parties. Joining the locals at the free weekly concert at the Concertgebouw, we sat beside a group of impressively suited, booted and coiffured businessmen on the their lunch break, listening to soaring strings in a seriously stunning setting. Beats the disco any day.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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London United Kingdom – Reported by Elite Travele

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineIn honor of their grand opening in London, Grosvenor House Apartments have launched an exclusive offer for those wanting to be among the first to sample their many sublime offerings. Combining the five-star service of a Jumeirah hotel, and the discretion and privacy of a coveted Mayfair manse, these luxe residences promise the very best of both worlds.Partake in the exclusive opening offer, available through June 10, 2012, and enjoy seven nights for the cost of five (even in the lavish Penthouse), complimentary daily breakfast and Wi-Fi, along with a ₤50 food & beverage credit to use during your stay.Stylish and contemporary, these residential accommodations impart an immediate sense of home, while providing all the services and amenities of a luxury hotel, including 24-hour concierge, daily housekeeping and 24-hour in-residence dining. The property also offers At Home Business Solutions and Spa Illuminata At Home treatments.www.jumeirah.comlast_img read more

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PHILIPSBURG St Maarten Sept 1 2009 – While a

first_imgPHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten (Sept. 1, 2009) – While a week of lazing around a tropical beach or resort pool could be just what the doctor ordered for some, travelers who are more experience-hungry may prefer to move around and see as much as they possibly can. For those “always on the go” types, St. Maarten offers the ideal home base or starting point from which to embark on an island hopping adventure encompassing some of the Caribbean’s most unique and picturesque nations.“Thanks to our convenient and reliable airlift from every major U.S. gateway – and ideal location at the center of a small group of culturally significant islands in the Northeastern Caribbean – most island hoppers begin in St. Maarten, from where they can access countries such as Anguilla, St. Barths, Saba and St. Eustatius via fast, affordably-priced ferry or air transportation,” said Regina Labega, Director of Tourism for the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau.“You can actually see Anguilla from the north side of our island – it almost seems close enough to swim,” added Labega.“In fact, depending on their origin, most visitors to Anguilla and some of the other islands in our corner of the Caribbean have no choice but to fly through St. Maarten,” she said, indicating that most spend at least a night or two in St. Maarten to take advantage of the island’s delectable cuisine, nightlife and duty-free shopping.“Island hopping within a closely-knit circuit of island paradises such as those surrounding St. Maarten gives one the opportunity to fully experience the unique charm of each destination from cuisine to nightlife – both of which are among St. Maarten’s strongest qualities,” Labega added.For starters, Anguilla sits a mere seven miles north of St. Maarten and is a must for scuba divers due to its ecologically important coral formations such as Crystal Reef and Grouper’s Bowl. It is also one of the best places in the Caribbean to see a living limestone wall. The island is home to 33 beaches which span 12 miles and have earned a reputation as some of the Caribbean’s finest.Southeast of St. Maarten lies the island of St. Barthélemy, or more commonly, St. Barths, an overseas collectivity of France best known for its small boutique hotels which have long appealed to the world’s rich and famous. The island was actually purchased by Sweden in the late 18th century, and later sold back to France nearly a century later, resulting in a unique fusion of French and Swedish influences which exist nowhere else in the Caribbean.Saba is the smallest island in the Netherlands Antilles, and is unique in that it owes its natural beauty to lush vegetation rather than large beach areas. The majority of the island consists of Mt. Scenery, a dormant volcano which reaches 2,877 feet at its highest peak. One highlight is the Elfin Forest Reserve, labeled as such due to its high altitude mist and mossy appearance. The island is also known for its abundance of mango trees.Another volcano island within a hop, skip or jump away from St. Maarten is saddle-shaped St. Eustatius (or Statia), named after the Catholic Saint Eustace. Also part of the Netherlands Antilles, St. Eustatius is most popular as a pristine eco-tourism destination. The island’s dormant volcano, The Quill, boasts a magnificent rainforest within its crater where hikers can see diverse vegetation as well as rare and endangered animal species.Of course, to arrive at the closest nation to St. Maarten, one need not take a boat or plane – one can simply drive from Dutch St. Maarten to the French side of the island, known as St. Martin. St. Maarten and St. Martin co-exist on the smallest island in the world to be shared by two nations, in this case, the Netherlands and France.While Dutch St. Maarten is renowned for its world-class accommodations, international cuisine, thrilling night scene and high-end, duty-free jewelry and designer shopping, no trip to the country would be complete without at least a short excursion to the French side, where one can spend an afternoon soaking in French-Caribbean culture at one of the relaxing waterfront cafes of Marigot, the capital of the French side, or with a stroll down the restaurant-lined strip in Grand Case.Visitors to the island shared by St. Maarten and St. Martin are often impressed by the cultural duality of the experience. Adding further enticement, the island enjoys a number of influences from Africa to Asia, which can best be experienced through the island’s culinary offerings.The vibrant culture and picturesque beauty of St. Maarten is one of the Caribbean’s best kept secrets, and day trips to neighboring islands – as well as French St. Martin – only serve to enhance the experience, creating the perfect island hopping adventure for the traveler who wishes to see and do it all.www.vacationstmaarten.comlast_img read more

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The opening of Park Hyatt Seoul gives the capital

first_imgThe opening of Park Hyatt Seoul gives the capital of Korea a new address that redefines comfort, elegance and sophistication with contemporary accommodation and exceptional service. Park Hyatt Seoul is ideally located in the city’s central business district of Gangnam, directly opposite to COEX – the Convention and Exhibition centre, and right next to the major business and commercial centres of Seoul.With a 24-story building fashioned like a glass box, the celebrated Japanese design firm, Super Potato, has made the idea of the hotel’s exterior and interior one and the same, which makes for an impressive presence from street level and stunning panoramic views from within the hotel. Super Potato’s concept melds Eastern and Western influences of tradition and innovation using nature as a guideline. Japanese and Chinese natural stone, light Myanmar oak, dark maple wood, water, and plenty of natural light are key elements throughout the hotel.The Park Hyatt Seoul experience begins at the top – the 24th floor. Stepping off the elevator, guests are greeted by a reception area made of Japanese Aji Stone, and a large rectangular lounge area with orange leather chairs, Myanmar oak tables, and floor-to-ceiling windows to the left. At the end of the Lobby Lounge, there is a direct view of the 17 metre indoor heated pool through a glass wall, which continues past to a view of the city through the pool’s outer glass wall.Park Hyatt Seoul’s 185 guestrooms include one Presidential Suite, two Diplomatic Suites and 35 Park Suites. The 52 square metre Park Deluxe Rooms are the largest guestrooms in the city. All guestrooms and suites are designed in a contemporary style residence with 3.4 metre floor-to-ceiling windows, simple, neutral tones and exquisite artistic elements. Each guestroom has custom-designed feather bed, 32- inch flat screen television, DVD player, multi-line telephones and high speed Internet access. The spacious in-room personal safe is suitable for a laptop.For additional pampering, guests can visit the 570 square metre Park Club spa and fitness centre located on the 23rd and 24th floors, which includes three luxuriously appointed treatment rooms, sauna, steam, Jacuzzi and plunge pools. The fitness studio has the latest equipment from Techno Gym and features stunning views of Seoul. The indoor heated swimming pool on the 24th floor next to the hotel lobby also features floor to ceiling glass wall and natural light.Cornerstone, the hotel’s signature restaurant, specializes in grilled meats and seafood prepared in dramatic wood-burning ovens and open kitchens. Overseen by Chef, the restaurant offers stylish seasonal home-made dishes by using the finest Italian ingredients. A walk-in Wine Cellar features over 3,000 bottles of French and Italian wines, and two private rooms are available for exclusive gatherings. Cornerstone is located on the ground floor of the hotel and also accessible from a dedicated street entrance.www.hyatt.comlast_img read more

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Weather Channel cofounder dies doubted climate s

first_imgWeather Channel co-founder dies; doubted climate science by The Associated Press Posted Jan 21, 2018 1:30 pm PDT Last Updated Jan 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email In this July 30, 1981 photo, John Coleman, weather channel founder, left, and Frank Batten, publisher of the Norfolk, Va., Virginian-Pilot and Ledger-Star, and chairman and chief executive of Landmark Communications, Inc., left, are seen during a news conference in New York. John Coleman, the founder of The Weather Channel and longtime KUSI weatherman, died Saturdaty night, Jan. 20, 2018, at home in Las Vegas, said his wife Linda Coleman. He was 83. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File) center_img LAS VEGAS, Nev. – John Coleman, who co-founded The Weather Channel and was the original meteorologist on ABC’s “Good Morning America” during a six-decade broadcasting career but who later drew people’s anger for his open skepticism about climate change being man-made, has died. He was 83.Coleman died Saturday night at home in Las Vegas, said his wife, Linda Coleman, who did not give the cause of his death.The Texas native got his first TV job while still a student at the University of Illinois. He worked at several local stations in Chicago and the Midwest before joining “GMA” when it launched in 1975, staying with the program for seven years.He served as CEO of The Weather Channel for about a year after helping launch it in 1981.Two years later the American Meteorological Society named Coleman its broadcast meteorologist of the year.Coleman went to work at TV stations in New York and in Chicago before landing at KUSI-TV in San Diego, where he spent 20 years as a weatherman before retiring in 2014. Jason Austell, an anchor for the station’s “Good Morning San Diego,” tweeted that Coleman was “a beloved meteorologist.”National Weather Service forecaster Alex Tardy said Coleman’s death was “a big loss for the weather community.”“He brought a lot of energy and colour and enthusiasm to forecasting,” Tardy said. “My kids loved watching him on TV.”Coleman also drew anger during the later years of his career for his doubts that humans caused global warming, which he called a “hoax” and a “scam.” In a 2013 KUSI news segment, Coleman, while talking about a global warming study, chastised national media for reporting on it from “an environmental point of view and their continuing liberal, political agenda.”His views combined with his weatherman background led to appearances on cable news outlets discussing climate change.Tardy said Coleman never tried to push his skepticism about climate change being man-made.“We had good talks,” Tardy told the San Diego Union-Tribune . “I enjoyed it.”___This story has been corrected to show the weatherman’s name is John Coleman, not Joe Coleman.last_img read more

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Met Opera reaches deals with unions for singers m

first_imgMet Opera reaches deals with unions for singers, musicians by The Associated Press Posted Aug 3, 2018 2:07 pm PDT Last Updated Aug 3, 2018 at 2:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Metropolitan Opera says it has reached labour agreements with two of its largest unions but has not said whether the deals will allow regular Sunday performances for the first time.Met spokesman Tim McKeough said Friday agreements were reached with the American Guild of Musical Artists, which represents principal singers, choristers and production personnel; and with local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, which represents the orchestra. The agreements would replace deals that expired Tuesday, and are subject to ratification.Met general manager Peter Gelb has repeatedly said he hoped the new agreements would allow the company to start regular Sunday performances, which the Met believes would draw better than weeknights.last_img read more

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NEW YORK — The Rolling Stones will be rolling thro

first_img NEW YORK — The Rolling Stones will be rolling through the United States next year.The band says it’s adding a 13-show leg to its No Filter tour in spring 2019 that will hit Florida, Texas, Arizona, California, Washington, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Illinois and Washington, D.C. The tour kicks off in Miami on April 20.For the past few years the legendary band has mostly played in Europe. Lead singer Mick Jagger says in a statement: “It’s a thrill when we play stadiums in the States.”Tickets go on sale Nov. 30.The band returned to its blues roots in 2016 with the release of “Blue & Lonesome,” which earned the Stones a Grammy Award for best traditional blues album.The Associated Press The Rolling Stones plan 13 US live dates next year AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this May 25, 2018 file photo, Mick Jagger, left, and Keith Richards, of The Rolling Stones, perform during their No Filter tour in London. The Rolling Stones will be rolling through the U.S. next year. The band says it is adding a 13-show leg to its tour in spring 2019, kicking off in Miami on April 20. (Photo by Mark Allan/Invision/AP, File) by The Associated Press Posted Nov 19, 2018 12:43 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 LOS ANGELES — Right off-stage from where the Oscars are handed out, there’s a whole mini-show happening in the wings with a cast of busy production people, anxious stars and dazed winners circulating in and out of the tight space. The Associated Press got a front seat to the action, where “Aquaman” star Jason Momoa could be seen giving a bear hug to “Free Solo” director Jimmy Chin, Lady Gaga asked, “Did I nail it?” after her show-stopping “Shallow” performance and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” producer Amy Pascal looked at her Oscar and proclaimed, “It’s so cute!”Here are some highlights that didn’t make the broadcast of the 91st Academy Awards.BUT WHERE’S MY DRINK?Winners are often quite shell-shocked walking off the main stage of the Dolby Theatre and into the wings where they’re immediately photographed and asked to do a reaction video, but some quickly decide on what they want: A drink.Lady Gaga, still wiping away tears from her emotional win for best song, came backstage and asked, “Is there champagne?” By the time she’d made it to the main hallway, a flute had found its way into her hands, but she hoped that photographers wouldn’t capture her downing it. Others had friends to help, and best actress winner Olivia Colman had two: Sam Rockwell and Frances McDormand.“White wine for this woman, white wine,” McDormand said as soon as they got off-stage.Rockwell chimed in: “She needs a white wine.”And sometimes, you don’t even need to have won to get one. Sarah Paulson told her co-presenter Paul Rudd they were going to get cocktails — after they’d finished their job of course.CAPTAIN AMERICA MEETS AQUAMANChris Evans had moments with more than a few people backstage as one of the early presenters, many of which came in line for the restroom of all places. One such encounter was when comic book imprint rival Jason Momoa, aka DC’s “Aquaman,” came backstage. “Captain America” kept things civil as the two exchanged “hey mans.” Later, a woman came through saying, “I have somebody who needs to be in the theatre” who hoped to skip the line. That somebody was best supporting actress nominee Rachel Weisz. “Oh, just somebody,” Evans joked, while letting Weisz cut to the front of the line. Steve Rogers would be proud.EVERYONE WHO’S ANYONE HAD A COMFORTABLE SHOE OPTIONThe Oscars can be a long night for women in uncomfortable footwear, so Jennifer Hudson and Bette Midler came prepared. Hudson, who performed the nominated song “I’ll Fight,” wore slippers with royal blue feathers before putting on her lacy high heels for her moment on stage. And Midler had on a pair of black boots and socks, as well as a corduroy jacket, that were switched out for a pair of metallic platforms to sing “Where the Lost Things Go.” But there was one woman who stayed in the comfy footwear all night: last year’s best actress winner Frances McDormand rocked a pair of bright yellow Birkenstock sandals.A BACKSTAGE SING-ALONGSure, everyone who tuned in for the Oscars probably caught the opening number at the very least, but right off-stage, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Maya Rudolph all had their own private sing-and-dance-along to the performance. They bobbed their heads along to “We Will Rock You,” but really got into it for “We Are the Champions,” before taking the stage to present the best supporting actress trophy to Regina King. Not even “Shallow” got such a karaoke reception — but perhaps it was because everyone, KiKi Layne included, was too rapt with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s performance.EVEN THE PRESENTERS ARE NERVOUS“I’m so nervous,” said Awkwafina as she made her way to stage to present the sound editing and mixing awards with John Mulaney. Thankfully her bit was all about being nervous, so it wasn’t exactly a bad thing to actually be feeling that way. Others get ribbed. Guillermo del Toro laughed and greeted Allison Janney, who had just walked off stage, telling her, “You didn’t (expletive) it up!” And some treat themselves to a snack. Jennifer Lopez grabbed a small plate of cheese and crackers after presenting. “You deserve it,” said Evans.BRIE LARSON OFFERS OSCARS ADVICEBrie Larson seemed a little hesitant to join in on Spike Lee’s adapted screenplay win moment. She presented the award to him with Samuel L. Jackson, who Lee called to join in on a photo backstage. Larson demurred. “No, no, I’m in the back,” she said as Jackson tried to pull her up to the front of the photo with a beaming Lee, still clutching his speech in one hand and his Oscar in another.“Major,” Larson said, as they all posed.As they walked out, Larson gave co-writers David Rabinowitz and Charlie Wachtel a piece of advice about winning an Oscar.“Enjoy the moment,” she said. “It won’t make sense for a long time.”Larson won her best actress trophy for “Room” in 2016.AMY ADAMS IS A SUPPORTIVE CO-STARLate into the show, Amy Adams dashed out of the green room, champagne in hand. Her husband Darren Le Gallo chased after her with her purse. “You forgot this,” he said. But Adams had more important things to think about, like where she was going to stash the champagne. “I want to be back there for this,” she said. The best actor category was quickly approaching and her “Vice” co-star Christian Bale was a nominee.___Follow AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ldbahr___For full coverage of the Oscars, visit: https://apnews.com/AcademyAwards .Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press Backstage at the Oscars: Sing-a-longs and Champagne for Gagacenter_img by Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press Posted Feb 25, 2019 2:30 am PDTlast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Jun 13, 2019 12:35 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The Latest: Cuba Gooding Jr. charged with groping woman Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. arrives at the New York Police Department’s Special Victim’s Unit, Thursday, June 13, 2019 to face allegations he groped a woman at a city night spot. A 29-year-old woman told police the 51-year-old Gooding grabbed her breast while he was intoxicated around 11:15 p.m. Sunday. Gooding denies the allegations. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) NEW YORK — The Latest on Cuba Gooding Jr.’s arrest (all times local):3:30 p.m.Police say Cuba Gooding Jr. has been arrested and charged with forcible touching after a woman accused the actor of groping her at a New York City night spot.The 51-year-old “Jerry Maguire” star was charged Thursday after turning himself in to police.Gooding’s lawyer, Mark Heller, said security video will exonerate the actor.A 29-year-old woman told police Gooding grabbed her breast while he was intoxicated around 11:15 p.m. Sunday at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge.Heller says the video shows “there is not the slightest scintilla of inappropriate conduct on his part.”The lawyer also disputes allegations in media reports from a second woman who says Gooding grabbed her buttocks at a New York City restaurant in 2008.___12:50 p.m.A lawyer for Cuba Gooding Jr. says the actor will go ahead with plans to turn himself in to New York City police amid allegations he groped a woman at a Manhattan night spot.Lawyer Mark Heller said Thursday he was initially hesitant to let the “Jerry Maguire” star surrender after reviewing security video he said showed no criminality.A 29-year-old woman told police the 51-year-old Gooding grabbed her breast while he was intoxicated around 11:15 p.m. Sunday at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge.Heller says the video shows “there is not the slightest scintilla of inappropriate conduct on his part.”The lawyer also disputes allegations in media reports from a second woman who says Gooding grabbed her buttocks at a New York City restaurant in 2008.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Brett Kissel performs at the Canadian Country Musi

first_img Brett Kissel performs at the Canadian Country Music Awards in Hamilton, Ont. on Sunday, September 9, 2018. Alberta sweetheart Brett Kissel is taking on Ontario bro-country act James Barker Band as the two homegrown favourites lead this year’s Canadian Country Music Association Awards with five nominations each. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Follow @dfriend on Twitter.David Friend, The Canadian Press by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 10, 2019 10:01 am PDTcenter_img Brett Kissel and bro-country act James Barker Band lead CCMA Awards nods TORONTO — Alberta sweetheart Brett Kissel is taking on Ontario bro-country act James Barker Band as the two homegrown favourites lead this year’s Canadian Country Music Association Awards with five nominations each.Kissel picked up nods in numerous categories that include male artist and entertainer of the year. James Barker Band is in the running for group or duo and single of the year.Both entertainers will compete against each other in the songwriter category, as well as for interactive artist, which recognizes the country performer who best uses their online presence to interact with fans.They also picked up nods for the fan choice award, alongside eight other contenders that include the Hunter Brothers, Tim Hicks and the Reklaws.In the best male artist category, the nominees are Kissel, Paul Brandt, Dean Brody, Tim Hicks, Dallas Smith.Best female artist nominees are Lindsay Ell, Jess Moskaluke, Meghan Patrick, Guylaine Tanguay and Tenille Townes.The CCMA organizers will also dust off their entertainer of the year award 30 years after it was retired. The prize, which they call their highest honour, goes to the solo artist, duo or group, who has shown “the greatest competence in all aspects of the field.” Paul Brandt, Dean Brody, Tim Hicks, Kissel and Dallas Smith are contending this year.The CCMA awards take place Sept. 8 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, and will air live on Global TV.Early performers announced for the show include Nashville act Old Dominion and as well as Alberta country singer Townes.last_img read more

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May 20 2015This is the final report of the presen

first_imgMay 20, 2015This is the final report of the present upgrade project in the East Crescent Keystone area.Two truckloads of rolled sod were picked up from Orme School.[photos by Chihiro Saito, text by Sue Kirsch]Here is the crew laying down the sod. David Tollas.Cayo Romero is testing the sprinkler system.And here is our beautiful new Keystone.last_img

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Legal aid for municipal worker in Paphos signs scam

first_imgThe Paphos Criminal Court agreed on Monday to grant legal aid to a former municipal worker facing charges of corruption in relation with an alleged €300,000 scam involving sign companies.After reviewing his situation, the court agreed to cover half of Andreas Nicolaou’s legal expenses after he argued that he could not cover them himself due to the financial obligations he had with his child’s studies.Nicolaou is currently in jail for stealing from parking meters. He is expected to be released at the end of May next year.For this case, Nicolaou and two others, Christos Ioannou, manager of Etna sign company, and Soteris Antoniades, manager of Alma sign company, will be formally charged on May 10.The suspects face charges of conspiracy to commit a felony, forgery and circulation of forged documents, obtaining money under false pretences, theft, abuse of power and abuse of trust.The alleged crimes took place between 2006 and 2012.The suspects reportedly used three different means to extract easy cash; by issuing false invoices for road signs that were never made, charging for larger signs than those that were actually manufactured, and charging the municipality for invoices the Public Works Department had already paid for.You May LikeTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Checkin service available at Kapnos airport shuttle offices

first_imgIn an effort to further upgrade its services, Kapnos airport shuttle has introduced a web check-in point from its office in Nicosia.By having their boarding card in hand, passengers can avoid inconvenience and delays at the airport, the company announced on Friday.A new specially designed area at the Nicosia office now also allows passengers to check the weight of their luggage and whether their hand luggage is of the appropriate size.In cooperation with Hermes Airport, passengers can also obtain an Express Lane/Fast Track card.Kapnos offers 50 trips daily to and from Larnaca and Paphos airports and operates 24 hours every day of the week.More information can be found at www.kapnosairportshuttle.com or by calling 77-771477.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo 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 Taboolalast_img read more

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