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first_img(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) 159 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo In the NFL, head coaches are the new quarterbacks. There aren’t enough good ones to go around. The demand exceeds the supply.Welcome to the Cardinals’ new reality.For the second consecutive offseason, our NFL franchise is in the market for a new leader. The team has learned painful lessons and made painful admissions. They haven’t had a winning record since 2015, and Michael Bidwill didn’t mince words when explaining his decision on Monday. Seriously: Why would Arians consider the Browns and Buccaneers and not the city that made him famous?Here’s what the Cardinals can’t do: They can’t hire a rookie head coach. The job is too big, with too much bandwidth. Former NFL star Kurt Warner said the art of coaching is the rare voice who can hold the hearts and attention span of a 53-man locker room on a daily basis, pushing through the triumphs and the dumpster fires.Yeah. So no more rookie head coaches. Please.In some ways, this is Bidwill’s first real test of adversity. He engineered a successful campaign for a new stadium. He resurrected one of the worst franchises in sports history. He brought back Kurt Warner and kept Larry Fitzgerald in tow. He’s ascended inside the NFL oligarchy, to corners of power his father could never reach.But can he attract a big-name head coach? Will he pay for one? Just how far has he ascended among NFL ownership?His faith in General Manager Steve Keim must be warranted and not a sign of personal weakness. He must hire the right mentor for Rosen, providing the stability a young quarterback sorely needs. And this time, when the music is over, he can’t be the last owner standing, waiting for a head coach to drop. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Reach Bickley at dbickley@bonneville.com. Listen to Bickley & Marotta weekdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on 98.7 FM, Arizona’s Sports Station.center_img Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact He said he made a mistake in hiring Wilks, the only head coach in Arizona history to make the Cardinals No. 1 in the NFL draft. While others delivered self-indulgent tributes to Wilks’ personal character, Bidwill opened a window into the incompetence we’ve witnessed for the past few months.Bidwill also said Wilks’ plan for 2019 was nothing he could endorse or support. In other words, he asked Wilks for a reason not to fire him, and Wilks failed at that, too. How bad is a 3-13 head coach when he can’t even articulate a way out of the darkness?Related LinksA list of potential Arizona Cardinals coaching candidatesCardinals ‘went backwards’ under Steve Wilks, Bidwill saysSeahawks’ Carroll: Cardinals’ Steve Wilks was dealt ‘challenging’ taskCardinals’ Bidwill puts faith in GM Keim before head coaching searchCardinals players laud fired coach Steve Wilks’ leadershipBy the numbers: Steve Wilks’ lone season as Cardinals head coachThat suggests Wilks wanted out of here as badly as we wanted him gone, starting with the day he lost Patrick Peterson.Rarely will you find an owner willing to publicly shoulder such colossal failure in judgment. Even if Bidwill is just pacifying his star cornerback, thereby recruiting Larry Fitzgerald for one more season.Smart play. I’ll take those two over Wilks any day. Wouldn’t you?More to the point:Longtime fans have been through purgatory with this football franchise. The younger Bidwill has lifted a moribund family business, atoning for the competitive sins of his father. I believe he is sincere in who he wants to be, namely our next Jerry Colangelo. And I think he’s humiliated and humbled by his error in judgment, however it occurred. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Unlike Suns owner Robert Sarver, I’m betting Bidwill will not make the same mistakes over and over again, hiring inexperienced talent for the alluring purpose of cost, control and convenience.Here’s what Bidwill needs to know going forward:There are eight head coaching vacancies in the NFL. Adam Gase is in high demand, fitting the prototype and representing the fast lane of professional football. He’s young, energetic, young, offensive-minded and quarterback-centric. He’d be a perfect fit for Josh Rosen.Problem is, 25 percent of the NFL is looking for new head coaches and the Cardinals are a middle-of-the-pack job at the moment. To get Gase, they must move fast and act fiscally irresponsible.They must dramatically overpay, the smartest play for a franchise falling woefully behind in the NFC West.Build from the top down. With one voice and one leader.Or they can build the best car from the best available spare parts. Todd Bowles as defensive coordinator; Dirk Koetter or Freddie Kitchens as offensive coordinator; Jim Caldwell or some other respected figurehead pulling strings from atop.They can even appeal to Bruce Arians’ sense of loyalty. Let him put the band back together, with drinks on the house. With a wink and a nod from the organization that any dissatisfaction with Arians in 2017 was misguided and ungrateful.last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterSince Roman times, people around the world have been using water in all its forms to cleanse, heal and relax the body. While hot water stimulates the production of white blood cells thereby strengthening the immune system, cold water is a great recharger, reducing inflammation and helping to boost circulation. Where better then to spend the summer holidays than in Switzerland’s St. Moritz, where it’s possible to have amazing experiences in, on and around water, both hot and cold.In the 19th century, St. Moritz was a very popular summer holiday destination, to which loyal customers retreated year after year “to take the waters” of the healing springs that date back almost 3500 years.  Today, the stunning natural landscape, with its glaciers, creeks, rivers, lakes and snow-capped peaks, plus the modern spa facilities offered by hotels such as the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz make it the perfect place for a truly restorative holiday.For example, on the slopes of Corvatsch, there is a designated 2.5 hour Water Path around six small mountain lakes, while the much larger Lake Silvaplana and Lake St. Moritz provide ample space for everything from paddle boarding to kite surfing and fishing, depending on how active you want to be.  At the hotel, after a long day of water-based activities, the in house spa provides multiple opportunities to continue with water therapy, whether it’s a swim in the indoor lap pool, a session in the heated outdoor pool with its various water jets while being mesmerised by the stunning panoramic view or a hydro-massage or herbal bath in one of the treatment rooms.For summer 2016, the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz has put together a Water is Life package designed to completely recharge the batteries, because the only way a body can begin to heal is when it is really relaxed and the comfort of water stimulates the body’s natural ability to relax.  Included in the package are three nights’ half-board accommodation, a boat trip, lunch out to sample delicious fresh fish straight from the lake, a sailing excursion, a guided hike along the Water Path, a hydro jet massage bath and early morning stand-up paddling, as well as unlimited use of the Kulm Spa St. Moritz.Prices start from CHF 1585 (approximately £1100) per person sharing a double room.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter Go back to the e-newsletterLooking for that amazing honeymoon getaway or just an excuse to reignite the flame with a loved one? The Berkeley River Lodge‘s ‘Romancing the Berkeley’ package allows couples to experience one of Australia’s most spectacular and beautiful retreats – complete with cruises along the Berkeley River exploring river gorges and swims in the crystal-clear pools of nearby waterfalls along with wilderness picnics.This all-inclusive package includes accommodation in a private Honeymoon Ocean View Villa, return scenic transfers daily from Kununurra and Darwin, His and Hers Romance Pack and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne in villa on arrival, all gourmet meals and beverages, incredible tours including a stunning river cruise, coastal tours, treks and more.Couples will have something special to remember with an inclusive Sunset Helicopter excursion while watching the sun set over the Berkeley River as they feast on a gourmet wine and cheese platter.Opened in 2012, The Berkeley River Lodge is located in the heart of one of the last wilderness areas on Earth, located right in between the Timor Sea sunrise and Berkeley River sunset where the ultimate Kimberley adventure awaits. The unique and iconic venue offers the essential qualities of a remote location – only being accessible by air.The lodge is one of seven properties Australia-wide that is a member of the exclusive Small Luxury Hotels of the World.last_img read more

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first_imgEtihad Airways has announced its Abu Dhabi – Düsseldorf route will operate 14 times a week with the addition of a new daily service, effective 26 March 2017.The twice-daily schedule will provide greater choice to local passengers travelling between Abu Dhabi and Düsseldorf, and further increase connectivity to and from Germany over the airline’s Abu Dhabi hub. Etihad Airways will also increase international connections through codesharing with partner carrier airberlin via Düsseldorf.The new mid-morning departure from Abu Dhabi and return overnight service from Düsseldorf will offer two-way connectivity to additional markets across Asia and Australia, including Brisbane, Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Seoul, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Phuket, Kathmandu and Seychelles. The extra daily frequency will provide further connections to popular destinations including Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Mumbai and Delhi.With the additional capacity, Etihad Airways’ frequency between Abu Dhabi and its three German gateways of Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich rises from 35 to 42 services a week, ensuring consistency of double daily flights to each city. Partner carrier airberlin also operates twice-daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Berlin.Thomas Schnalke, Düsseldorf Airport CEO, said: “Etihad Airways is one of the world’s highest quality airlines, and with its new twice-daily service between Düsseldorf and Abu Dhabi, this clearly shows that the airline recognises the great significance of the Rhine-Ruhr Region as an attractive destination with one of Europe’s strongest catchment areas.“North Rhine-Westphalia is a key business region, home to many international companies, and it is hugely important to offer the best possible accessibility for business travellers from the Gulf. Abu Dhabi too is an excellent destination for both leisure and business, and promises to appeal even more for travellers from Düsseldorf and the neighbouring region with these new services.”airberlin, which operates a daily service between Düsseldorf and Abu Dhabi, has notified Etihad Airways of its decision to discontinue the route and redeploy the aircraft onto other markets from the beginning of the 2017 summer schedule. airberlin will continue to offer its Düsseldorf-based customers access to Abu Dhabi and beyond through codesharing on Etihad Airways’ existing and new flights from the western German city.Passengers booked on airberlin flights from Düsseldorf to Abu Dhabi and beyond will be reprotected on services operated by Etihad Airways.last_img read more

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first_imgSoft-adventure tailor-made specialist Adventure World has heralded the inaugural release of its 2018 USA Tailor-Made Collection brochure. Adventure World has partnered with Brand USA to present the first USA brochure in the Adventure World collection, providing extraordinary travel experiences from Alaska to the West Coast right through to the Deep South.“Having responded to unprecedented demand in the North American region, the release of our first USA Tailor-Made Collection brochure will provide increased availability in the market for Australian travellers. There is no doubt that USA is a year-round destination, and so our increased portfolio is able to deliver the most in-depth product range that will appeal to the seasoned American traveller.”Neil Rodgers, MD Adventure WorldAiming to provide out-of-the-ordinary experiences, travellers are inspired to book a self-drive itinerary or an exclusive ranch stay in Texas, as well as marvel at highlights of the USA including the Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park, to the vibrant colours of New England. Also on offer is the Street Art Bike Tour in Los Angeles, a Hollywood Hills Sunset Hike and a Farmers Market Foodie Tour for connoisseurs.last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterHeritage Line has announced two special theme cruises along the most fascinating waterways in Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam in 2018.Two theme voyages have been crafted around two special themes that blend perfectly with river cruising and the Southeast Asian way of life: A Wellness and a Gourmet Voyage from the end of October through November 2018 on the Ayeyarwady River in Myanmar and on the mighty Mekong in Cambodia. The cruise programs and onboard activities are designed to accentuate the two themes for which Heritage Line has partnered with celebrity chefs and a wellness expert to make these journeys unique experiences on two of their exceptional vessels: Anawrahta in Myanmar and The Jahan in Vietnam and Cambodia.On the Anawrahta Swiss Michelin-starred chef Felix Eppisser will cruise with our guests on a five-day Gourmet Cruise journey from Bagan to Mandalay. Special dining events for all guests are included and suite passengers will enjoy exclusive and private Chef Tables. On the Mekong river, Heritage Line welcomes Sara Danesin Medio, a celebrity chef from the United Kingdom who was a finalist in the international culinary show Master Chef. The inclusions on The Jahan, which is cruising on a five-day voyage from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, are the same as on Anawratha with passengers experiencing a special dining event while suite guests can enjoy private Chef Tables. Heritage Line guests can also book the Mekong Gourmet Voyage for the seven-night itinerary which starts in Saigon and ends in Siem Reap, enjoying three additional days of cruising before the culinary highlights start in Phnom Penh with a wonderful welcome dinner.In addition, both chefs will engage with passengers giving a special lecture about the world of fine dining and inviting passengers for a cooking demonstration.The wellness-themed river cruise offers a comprehensive approach on the theme offering the guest added value on the topic of wellness. Heritage Line has invited an expert partner for the two cruises on the Ayeyarwady and the Mekong in October 2018. Yoga and health expert Marion Meidlinger from Germany will bring expertise in many areas of wellness. Passengers can enjoy daily yoga and meditation, nutrition lectures and demonstrations, and walking and cycling tours. The food on both these luxury vessels also receives a healthy touch with additional vegetarian and vegan choices. For guests who prefer regular dining, there will be the regular dishes and menus. Marion will also be offering private yoga and special health and wellness treatments.All cruises can be booked through Heritage Line with small surcharges on the published rates. Theme Cruise rates start from US$2619 per person for the Wellness Voyage on Anawrahta (four nights, Myanmar) and US$1397 for a Gourmet Voyage on The Jahan (four nights, Vietnam & Cambodia).Philanthropy meets themed cruisingHeritage Line, since its inception in 2009, has been engaged in charity projects to better the communities of Southeast Asia. In 2016, Heritage Line entered into a philanthropic partnership with Link for Aid, an initiative contributing to disadvantaged children in Myanmar and Cambodia. Working with the founder of this organisation, Pamela McCourt Francescone, Heritage Line has also sponsored Link for Aid charity events in Myanmar. When booking with Heritage Line guests will not only enjoy tailored themed journeys along in South East Asia’s rivers but will also directly be benefiting the local communities. Heritage Line will donate a portion of its themed cruise proceeds to Link for Aid.Heritage Line’s Theme Cruise VesselsAnawrahta, Heritage Line’s luxurious flagship, is the embodiment of luxury and extravagance sailing on Myanmar’s waterways. Where Burmese tradition meets British-Colonial elegance. Anawrahta’s suites are decorated with British grandeur and local art, providing an East-meets-West feel throughout the cabinThe Jahan is a romantic cruise liner, evoking the former glory of British India. All staterooms and suites are beautifully appointed and offer stylish interior design. Handpainted artifacts, antique furniture and the ambience of a ‘Shah’s residence’ make you feel you have been transported back in time.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterLATAM Airlines Group has unveiled plans to operate three non-stop flights per week from Santiago to Sydney by the end of 2019. More details – the start date, itinerary and ticket availability – will be communicated in the coming weeks.LATAM currently operates a daily flight to Sydney from Santiago with a lay-over in Auckland, New Zealand, and has offered a non-stop service between Santiago and Melbourne since October 2017. Both flights are operated by state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.LATAM Airlines Group Boeing 787 Business Class“This non-stop Santiago-Sydney flight will further improve the connectivity we offer between South America and Australia. In recent years we have expanded our services significantly and today we offer unrivalled choice for passengers on both sides of the Pacific,” said Roberto Alvo, Chief Commercial Officer, LATAM Airlines Group.“More Australians than ever are visiting South America, wanting to discover the many unique destinations of the region and we have seen equally strong demand from passengers travelling in the other direction, forging ever greater tourism and business links.”LATAM has also signed a new codeshare partnership with China Eastern, effective 10 April, offering onward connections from Sydney to Shanghai (Pu Dong airport), Beijing (Hangzhou and Nanjing airports), Kunming and Wuhan in China. It will also codeshare on flights from Melbourne and Auckland to Shanghai/Pu Dong.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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first_img RelatedLocation, location, location: where to see the Oscar nomineesThe nominees for the 2012 Academy Awards were announced and here’s where you can experience 5 of them yourselfThe Oscars 2016: Best Picture film locationsThe 88th Academy Awards will take place on February 28th, and this year the nominees for Best Picture take in an impressively diverse set of locales, from New Orleans to Berlin and as far afield as Tierra del Fuego in Argentina. Here’s the lowdown on the locations of 2016’s potential…5 must-see Sherlock Holmes locations5 must-see Sherlock Holmes locations Biutiful, SpainJavier Bardem’s standout performance in stirring drama Biutiful has landed him an Oscar nomination for best leading actor, and also marks the first time a performance entirely in Spanish has been nominated for an Oscar. With flights to Barcelona available for less than £100 return, fans will have plenty of money left over to enjoy the many fantastic bars and restaurants that Barcelona is famed for, though much of the film is set well off the beaten track in the backstreets of the El Raval area.127 Hours, ColoradoDanny Boyle’s terrifying story of a rock climber who found himself alone and trapped in the Utah Desert is not one for the faint-hearted. Those wishing to experience the location of this great escape will be met by some spectacular scenery including the famous ‘Fourteeners’ – mountains over 14,000 feet – of which Colorado has 54. Find flights to DenverReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Movie stars from across the world will flock to Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre on Sunday 27 February for the 83rd Academy Awards, to be presented by new Batwoman Anne Hathaway and 127 Hours star James Franco.This year’s Oscars are set to be watched by a global audience of over 40 million, and while many American and British movies are tipped for awards, the ceremony is a truly global event that will honour films from around the world.Skyscanner goes from reel to reel in search of some of this year’s finest Oscar nominee film set locations.The King’s Speech, LondonThe King’s Speech is tipped to pick up more accolades at the Oscars after its resounding success at last week’s BAFTA awards. Visitors to London should head first to Harley Street, where Colin Firth’s King George VI undertook much of his speech correction surgery, before visiting Buckingham Palace which saw the triumphant new King wave to his people from the balcony. Find flights to LondonBlack Swan, New YorkDarren Aronofsky’s brooding epic is set in a dark, New York backdrop. Natalie Portman’s complex character can be spotted fleetingly on the Big Apple’s dark sidewalks, although much of the filming took place at The State University of New York’s Performing Arts Centre, which shows many musical and dance performances. Find flights to New YorkI Am Love, ItalyI Am Love, originally Io Sono L’amore, is the story of a disillusioned married woman who embarks upon a passionate affair with a younger man. Much of the film is set in elegant Milan, though some of the film’s most beautiful scenes are located further afield in rural hills above Sanremo on the Mediterranean coast of north-west Italy, which can be most easily reached on nearby flights to Nice.last_img read more

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easyJet Black Friday Deals

first_imgBrowse the best deals from the easyJet Black Friday 2018 sale and discover Europe’s most exciting destinations for less. You’ll find the year’s best flight deals, discounts and special airfare offers on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the weekend in between. Get your hands on these travel bargains while they last and get ready for rock star travel on a busker’s budget. LISBON, PortugalCheap flights to Lisbon Subscribe to the Skyscanner Newsletter and you’ll be the first to know when the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are live. Spend less, travel more. LJUBLJANA, SloveniaCheap flights to Ljubljana Create your free Skyscanner account and subscribe to our newsletter. You’ll be the first to hear about Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, plus tips and advice straight from our blog Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels, trains, and car hire all year round: not just on Black Friday. Cyber Monday flight deals Black Friday and Cyber Monday hotel deals Ready to start planning your next adventure? Check below for some of our favourite easyJet destinations. Click whichever one takes your fancy for the cheapest tickets. BERLIN, GermanyCheap flights to Berlin Read more about easyJet Black Friday easyJet deals BARCELONA, SpainCheap flights to Barcelona Faro, PORTUGALCheap flights to Faro Low fares get even lower during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend, when easyJet drop their prices. This year’s Black Friday promotions will be released between November 23rd and 26th. Last year we shared the best prices with you right here, and we’ll be doing it again for 2018. This page is just for easyJet Black Friday offers, and you can find Black Friday deals from other airlines and hotels across our website. PRAGUE, CzechiaCheap flights to Prague Search Black Friday flight deals from the UK PALMA DE MALLORCA, SpainCheap flights to Palma de Mallorca Budget airlines: a guide to flying with low-cost carriers Find the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals easyJet cabbin luggage explained and how to maximise your carry-on allowance Be the first to hear about the best Black Friday travel deals: Once you’ve booked your easyJet Black Friday flights, keep the momentum going by picking up a bargain on your accommodation and transport. During Black Friday there are plenty of bargains to be had, so search for car hire and hotels to find the best prices. Budget holiday, sorted. Download the Skyscanner app to find cheap flights, hotels, trains and car hire wherever you are. iOS | Android Keep checking back to see all of easyJet’s Black Friday offers once they’re ready. Get all the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals Make the most of the easyJet Black Friday promotion to find a low cost flight for your next adventure. This is the place to find the very cheapest flights from the UK to a range of European destinations – from cities you’ve never heard of to beach resorts you can’t stop dreaming about. We’ll be adding easyJet Black Friday deals to this page in real time all weekend, so keep hitting ‘refresh’ to see new bargains as they become available. Black Friday flight deals AMSTERDAM, The NetherlandsCheap flights to Amsterdam PARIS, FranceCheap flights to Paris ROME, ItalyCheap flights to Rome How much does it cost to check in at the airport? ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map easyJet aren’t the only airline releasing great travel deals during Black Friday weekend. We’re collecting all the best Black Friday prices on our handy hub pages. Bookmark them and get ready to hit refresh. This year’s Black Friday deals will be added live throughout the day on Friday, November 23rd 2018. All prices will be correct at the time of publishing and based on lowest available estimates. Flight prices are subject to change, and due to the nature of Black Friday sales will be applicable for a limited time only. How to Find easyJet Black Friday tickets on Skyscanner RelatedNorwegian Black Friday DealsSave money and see the world with the Norwegian Black Friday 2018 sale. The budget airline will be slashing their prices during the weekend of November 23rd to 26th, and this is wehre you’ll find their very best offers. From long-haul city breaks to short-haul beach trips, keep your eye…KLM Black Friday DealsCredit cards at the ready: it’s nearly time for the KLM Black Friday sale. With more than 500 global destinations in the airline’s network, you can discover the world without spending a fortune. We’ll be updating this page with reduced airfares, big discounts and other exciting KLM travel deals from…Air Canada Black Friday DealsDiscover the best of the Air Canada Black Friday sale right here. From 23rd to 26th November 2018 this where you’ll find the best reduced airfares, cut-price tickets and cheap flights from Air Canada. Get ready for maple syrup, Mounties and moose. Find a low cost flight for your next…last_img read more

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first_imgNew York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineEclipse Aerospace, Inc. recently announced the completion of an equity investment by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. The new relationship with Sikorsky includes a Service Level Agreement, whereby EAI will utilize and leverage the vast core infrastructure of Sikorsky such as global supply chain support, global parts distribution, and various production restart resources. Coupling the Sikorsky resources with the extensive knowledge and proficiency of EAI engineers and technicians will create a stable platform for product support and assist in efforts to reintroduce production of the Eclipse very light twin-engine jet.“I have said it before and it is worth repeating,” stated Mason Holland, CEO of Eclipse Aerospace, “With this agreement we now have it all – a phenomenal fuel efficient twin-engine jet, an enthusiastic customer base, and a fantastic engineering, support and service staff, all coupled with the depth, experience, and strength of Sikorsky Aircraft.”EAI is currently delivering the Total Eclipse twin-engine jet. These low time, like new, factory complete Eclipse aircraft come equipped with the new AvioNG Integrated Flight Management System, Flight Into Known Icing capabilities (FIKI), XM and on board color weather radar, and include a full “tip to tail” factory warranty.www.eclipseaerospace.netlast_img read more

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West Palm Beach Florida — InJet has signed a seas

first_imgWest Palm Beach, Florida — InJet has signed a season-long sponsorship deal with International Polo Club Palm Beach–making it the exclusive private jet sponsor of the 2010 season, according to a press release received by Elite Traveler.“Not only is this polo club one of the largest and most prestigious in the country; it’s also right in our own backyard,” InJet’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing Anthony Johns said. “Through championship events, the 2010 season will continue to put a global spotlight on South Florida and our local community, and we’re honored to be a sponsor.”West Palm Beach-based InJet offers a wide range of private jet services from InJet 25, its innovative jet card program, to InJet One, its on-demand, pay-as-you-go charter service. All of InJet’s services are designed to maximize value and offer unmatched flexibility to its members.Since the start of the polo season, many players, guests and those in the polo business have experienced the excitement surrounding the InJet program, which offers cost-effective domestic and international flights with a wide selection of small, midsized and large jets.The 2010 International Polo Club season features a series of renowned polo tournaments and the 106th U.S. Open Polo Championship. For more information on the International Polo Club, visit http://www.internationalpoloclub.com/, and for more on InJet, visit http://injet.com/.About InJet (www.injet.com):InJet, LLC, headquartered in West Palm Beach, Fla., is a provider of private jet services for clients across the country and is the exclusive agent for its sister company ACP Jet Charters, Inc., a FAR Part 135 air carrier that manages and operates a diverse fleet of aircraft. InJet offers a comprehensive range of jet solutions designed to meet the flexible needs of customers – including InJet 25, a jet card program offering the tangibility of whole- or fractional-aircraft ownership coupled with the cost effectiveness of on-demand charter available in blocks of 25, 50 or 100 hours. The InJet Touch 10 jet card gives clients entry-level jet membership opportunities without large capital outlay, and InJet One is a no-strings-attached, pay-as-you-go option for on-demand jet charter. For more information, call (800) 551-5598 or visit www.injet.comlast_img read more

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After an absence of more than 12 months OrientEx

first_imgAfter an absence of more than 12 months, Orient-Express’ Road To Mandalay river cruiser will once again take to Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady River on August 26, 2009, plying the scenic waters between Bagan and Mandalay.The re-launch follows a complete remodeling and refurbishment, led by French-born and Laos-based architect Francois Greck and carried out by teams of local craftsman, after damage suffered in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis. The “new” ship now features larger cabins and a capacity of just 82 passengers, down from 108, making for an even more indulgent and roomy onboard experience.As before, the Road To Mandalay will offer a range of itineraries along Burma’s main artery giving passengers access to the very heart of the country. Three-, four- and seven-night cruise itineraries will be available between Bagan and Mandalay as well as three special voyages each year to Bhamo, in the remote northern area of the country. All itineraries can be combined with stays in Yangon, Inle Lake or Ngapali on the Indian Ocean.The stylish new surroundings onboard, courtesy of lead interior designer Ali Kennedy in collaboration with Ateliers de la Péninsule, complement the color and atmosphere of the riverbanks seen through its picture windows, while maintaining the ship’s relaxed and comfortable feeling.A new spacious Governor’s Suite and 34 new State and Deluxe Cabins have been created with maximum comfort and en-suite bathrooms featuring Burmese Jade wall tiles and large walk-in showers.The restaurant, too, has received a complete makeover with a fresh new color scheme of soft yellows, greens and reds, which complements the traditional Burmese natural matting on the walls and ceiling, hand-woven by local village craftsmen. The detailed teak wall carvings are handmade by Burmese artisans in Amanpura near Mandalay. New chrome wall and standing lights designed by Greck give the restaurant a more intimate feel, which is decked out with furnishings covered in luxurious Jim Thompson fabrics from Bangkok.Outside, the Top Deck and Bar boast a newly laid teak floor with comfortable large cane sofas and chairs made in Yangon. The sun deck area features 15 new ‘steamer’-style deck chairs, also made in Yangon. Jim Thompson fabrics have been used for the cushions.The new Road To Mandalay Wellbeing Centre offers exercise machines, floor workout area and changing facilities. Next door to this is the hair and beauty treatment area, which offers a range of relaxing treatments using Decleor products.New menus have been developed for the re-launch of the restaurant by Executive Chef Christian Markert-Bourdon. A buffet-style lunch is served on the Observation Deck or in the Restaurant in seven different themes – Burmese, Shan, Thai, Indonesian, Chinese, Indian and European. For dinner, guests can partake of dishes from the Asian- and European-style menus that change daily.www.orient-express.com.last_img read more

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When planning began for Cap Julucas now completed

first_imgWhen planning began for Cap Juluca’s now completed first-phase $22 million enhancement program, one name stood above all others for interior design – world renowned American designer, Paul Duesing. His designs grace the most sumptuous homes and the resorts of some of the premier names in worldwide hospitality. Just a few of his noted hotel projects include the Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat on the Mediterranean Riviera… the Four Seasons Santa Barbara in California… as well as One & Only’s Palmilla and Rosewood’s Las Ventanas both in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to name but a few.In one of the more unusual stories surrounding Cap Juluca’s handsome redesign, Cap Juluca’s new owner and noted travel industry executive Adam Aron teamed up with Duesing, both traveling personally to Marrakech, Morocco. There, they scoured the streets and back alleys of the Marrakech souks for days on end to select the perfect signature pieces and accompanying accents. The goal from the outset was to enhance yet be faithful to the original Greco-Moroccan tones of Cap Juluca in its Caribbean setting.Paul Duesing Perhaps the most stunning result of all is Cap Juluca’s Main House, which almost magically has been transformed into a new romantic gathering place for the resort. Its new high style is highlighted by centuries-old artifacts, rich woods and soothing limestone flooring imported from Spain and France. The literal and figurative centerpiece of The Main House is a 900-pound, 16′ x 25′ chandelier — constructed of punched tin dipped in brass and consisting of 94 decorative lit metal balls strategically placed to refract light and simulate the twinkling of an Anguillian starry night.Of course, Duesing’s work far transcended what was brought home from Morocco. A wholly new Duesing décor can be found in Cap Juluca’s three restaurants, Pimms, Spice and Blue (making the creations of the new acclaimed and much honored Executive Chef of Cap Juluca René Bajeux all the more palatable). The best electronics from Sony and Bose were added to all guestrooms. And new guestroom patio furniture and custom-made beach furniture, from the likes of Janus et Cie and Dedon among others, adorn the beauty of Maundays Bay Beach.And all this doesn’t even take into account Cap Juluca’s new fleet of golden solar powered self-drive golf carts for guest use, the sixty thousand new flowers that were planted to give Cap Juluca full bouquets of bountiful color or the new ecologically sensitive and wildlife friendly night lighting that was installed to cast a romantic glow around the property throughout every evening.Commenting on the refreshing of Cap Juluca, Paul Duesing said, “We believe that design work should be authentic and that the design process should be fun. Our trip to North Africa certainly achieved both. Rummaging through back-street shops of Marrakech, we found some amazing pieces. The custom chandelier that we created for the Main House outdoor living room was inspired on the spot, when we found a warehouse full of intricate metal balls of varying shapes and sizes. It seems to me that guests come to Cap Juluca to unwind and to recharge. As a former Cap Juluca guest myself, I knew the beach to be beautiful, the food delicious, and the staff gracious. Putting it all together, the overall atmosphere at Cap Juluca is one of casual, chic comfort. Our approach was to stay true to these goals, while introducing an occasional ‘surprise’ of an unexpected or unique element to help create special memories.”To see some of those elements of Paul Duesing’s design, we invite you to visit our online photo gallery. And to experience the design in person, we invite you to visit Cap Juluca on Anguilla by taking advantage of one of our many custom packages.www.capjuluca.comlast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Apr 30, 2018 5:53 pm PDT Last Updated May 1, 2018 at 1:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – A new museum exhibit opening this week in New York City will focus on the early photography work of film director Stanley Kubrick.The New York Times reports the Museum of the City of New York will showcase Kubrick’s photographs for Look magazine. Kubrick was a full-time New York-based photographer for the magazine from October 1946 through August 1950.Look was generally considered a competitor to Life magazine and focused most of its attention on American pursuits and problems. It went out of business in 1971.Kubrick died in 1999 and is best known for his work as a film director, including “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “Dr. Strangelove.”“Stanley Kubrick: Through a Different Lens ” opens on May 3 and runs through October 28.___Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com Exhibit showcasing Stanley Kubrick’s photography set to openlast_img read more

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first_img Blink-182 perform during Linkin Park and Friends Celebrate Life in Honor of Chester Bennington at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. An ongoing strike at Caesars Windsor has postponed more concerts, this time appearances by artists including Blink-182 and Russell Peters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP WINDSOR, Ont. – An ongoing strike at Caesars Windsor has postponed more concerts, this time appearances by artists including Blink-182 and Russell Peters.The southern Ontario tourist draw says it is postponing concerts and cancelling hotel reservations through June 16.That includes Colosseum Shows for Blink-182 on June 2, Russell Peters on June 15, and Cole Swindell on June 16.About 2,300 members of Unifor Local 444 walked off the job April 6 over issues including wages and working conditions.The striking workers include dealers, cooks, housekeepers and janitors.The venue says postponed shows will be rescheduled, and that existing tickets will be honoured on the new dates. Refunds are being handled through the point of purchase.Hotel guests will be contacted via email or phone and the reservation will be automatically cancelled. Strike at Caesars Windsor postpones Blink-182, Russell Peters showscenter_img by The Canadian Press Posted May 23, 2018 1:03 pm PDT Last Updated May 23, 2018 at 1:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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NPRs Guy Raz is working on How I Built This boo

first_imgNPR’s Guy Raz is working on ‘How I Built This’ book by The Associated Press Posted Oct 31, 2018 5:33 am PDT Last Updated Oct 31, 2018 at 6:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – NPR host Guy Raz is bringing his show to the world of books.Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Audible announced Wednesday that “How I Built This: Lessons in Life and Business from the World’s Greatest Innovators, Entrepreneurs, and Idealists” will be published in the fall of 2020. The book is named for Raz’s popular podcast. It will share stories behind some of the most successful businesses. Raz also will narrate the audio edition.Raz said in a statement that “How I Built This” will compile “wisdom, advice, mistakes” and “lessons.”Raz also hosts NPR’s “TED Radio Hour” and the children’s podcast “Wow in the World.”last_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK — Behind every great book are the books which influenced it.The online “ideas” hub blinkist.com has been compiling literary sources for such classics as “A Clockwork Orange,” ”Oliver Twist” and “1984.”Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” for instance, draws upon books by her parents: William Godwin’s “An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice” and Mary Wollstonecraft’s “A Vindication of the Rights of Women.” Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” reflected the author’s reading of the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer, along with works about Napoleon and French history.Hillel Italie, The Associated Press A look at the books which have inspired literary classicscenter_img by Hillel Italie, The Associated Press Posted Nov 23, 2018 5:38 am PDTlast_img read more

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John David Washington creates own lane with Oscar

first_imgJohn David Washington creates own lane with Oscar buzz In this Nov. 14, 2018 photo, actor John David Washington, star of “BlacKkKlansman,” poses for a portrait at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. Washington has been named as a Breakthrough Entertainer of the Year by the Associated Press. (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES — John David Washington comes from a strong acting lineage, but he has carved out his own identity as a powerful actor, earning a Golden Globe nomination and generating Oscar buzz for his standout role in Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman.”In his first starring role, Washington played a black police officer in Colorado who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the late 1970s. The actor received praise for his portrayal of the gigantic Afro-wearing undercover officer, who notably used a “white voice” during his racist exchanges in scenes with a KKK grand wizard over the phone.Washington credits Lee for choosing him for his acting abilities, and not because he’s the son of Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington and Pauletta Washington, his actress-mom.“It’s just a compliment that (Spike Lee) believed in my ability,” said the actor, who is the eldest of the couple’s four children. “I didn’t feel pressured. I felt encouraged. (Lee) exemplified the true meaning of trusting your teammate. … It was so liberating as an artist. It gave me the confidence I didn’t realize I needed.”Along with “BlacKkKlansman,” Washington made a few other big screen appearances in 2018, starring in “Monsters and Men,” a film where he played a conflicted police officer who witnesses racism among his colleagues. He also appeared in the drama “Monster” and “The Old Man & the Gun,” featuring Robert Redford, Casey Affleck and Danny Glover.Washington’s success on the big screen comes while he continues to star as Ricky Jerret on HBO’s TV series “Ballers.” The 34-year-old actor said he is living out his “childhood dream,” but says the hard work must continue.“(It’s) like go back to the gym and work on different aspects of your game. It’s like I’m on the right career path. This is what I should be doing for the long run,” he said. “I can’t wait to keep growing as an artist.”He’s also proud to keep up the strong reputation of the Washington family name in Hollywood while striking out on his own.“As their first born, my biggest fear was to disappoint them. I make mistakes, but I never wanted to disappoint them. I wanted to be a good son,” he said. “I have great parents, and great grandparents. It makes me emotional thinking about it. They were so proud of me. They’re happy for me because I’m trying to be my own man.”___Follow AP Entertainment Writer Jonathan Landrum Jr. on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MrLandrum31Jonathan Landrum Jr., The Associated Press by Jonathan Landrum Jr., The Associated Press Posted Dec 11, 2018 12:09 pm PDTlast_img read more

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by The Associated Press Posted Mar 15 2019 10

first_img by The Associated Press Posted Mar 15, 2019 10:16 am PDT New York’s $25 billion Hudson Yards development opens AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img New York’s $25 billion Hudson Yards development is open to the public.People lined up Friday to climb the 2,500 steps to the top of a massive sculpture named Vessel.It’s the visual centerpiece of a complex of high-rises on Manhattan’s West Side with luxury commercial and residential space, including about 100 shops and restaurants.CNN’s Anderson Cooper hosted the inaugural ceremony, which included Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer and other New York elected officials.CNN will be a tenant at Hudson Yards along with its parent company, WarnerMedia.Also at the opening was developer Stephen Ross, whose company, Related, partnered with Oxford Properties Group to build Hudson Yards.Half of the 28-acre mini-city by the Hudson River is completed. The rest will be done by 2025.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Bestselling Books Week Ending 51819 HARDCOVER FI

first_img Bestselling Books Week Ending 5/18/19HARDCOVER FICTION1. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Della Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)2. “The 18th Abduction” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown)3. “The Night Window” by Dean Koontz (Bantam)4. “Blessing in Disguise” by Danielle Steel (Dell)5. “Redemption” by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing)AdChoices广告6. “Sunset Beach” by Mary Kay Andrews (St. Martin’s Press)7. “The Guest Book” by Sarah Blake (Flatiron Books)8. “Neon Prey” by John Sandford (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)9. “Fire & Blood” by George R.R. Martin (Bantam)10. “The Big Kahuna” by Janet Evanovich and Peter Evanovich (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)11. “Lost Roses” by Martha Hall Kelly (Ballantine)12. “Berserk: Deluxe Ed.” by Kentauro Miura (Dark Horse)13. “Marvel Encyclopedia” (DK)14. “The Never Game” by Jeffrey Deaver (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)15. “Normal People” by Sally Rooney (Hogarth)HARDCOVER NONFICTION1. “Howard Stern Comes Again” by Howard Stern (Simon & Schuster)2. “Becoming” by Michelle Obama (Crown)3. “Everything is F*cked” by Mark Manson (Harper)4. “The Pioneers” by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster)5. “Girl, Stop Apologizing” by Rachel Hollis (HarperCollins Leadership)6. “The British Are Coming” by Rick Atkinson (Henry Holt & Co.)7. “Own Your Everyday” by Jordan Lee Dooley (WaterBrook)8. “The Proximity Principle” by Ken Coleman (Ramsey)9. “The Latte Factor” by Bach/Mann (Atria Books)10. “Sacred Duty” by Tom Cotton (William Morrow)11. “The Moment of Lift” by Melinda Gates (Flatiron Books)12. “The Second Mountain” by David Brooks (Random House)13. “Dare to Lead” by Brene Brown (Random House)14. “Clean & Lean” by Ian K. Smith (St. Martin’s Press)15. “Life Will Be the Death of Me” by Chelsea Handler (Random/Spiegel & Grau)MASS MARKET PAPERBACKS1. “Past Tense” by Lee Child (Dell)2. “The Gray Ghost” by Cussler/Burdell (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)3. “Spymaster” by Brad Thor (Pocket)4. “Field of Bones” by J.A. Jance (William Morrow)5. “Sweet Vengeance” by Fern Michaels (Zebra)6. “Red Alert” by Patterson/Karp (Vision)7. “Texas Skies” by Debbie Macomber (Mira)8. “The Fallen” by David Baldacci (Vision)9. “Come Sundown” by Nora Roberts (St. Martin’s Press)10. “The Summer Retreat” by Sheila Roberts (St. Martin’s Press)11. “Swan Point” by Sherryl Woods (Mira)12. “The Good Fight” by Danielle Steel (Dell)13. “Blackberry Summer” by RaeAnne Thayne (HQN)14. “The 17th Suspect” by Patterson/Paetro (Vision)15. “Twisted Prey” by John Sandford (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)TRADE PAPERBACKS1. “The Mueller Report” by The Washington Post (Scribner)2. “The Mister” by E.L. James (Vintage)3. “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng (Penguin Books)4. “I Will Teach You to Be Rich” by Ramit Sethi (Workman)5. “The Tatooist of Auschwitz” by Heather Morris (Harper)6. “The Woman in the Window” by A.J. Finn (William Morrow)7. “Shelter in Place” by Nora Roberts (Griffin)8. “The Death of Mrs. Westaway” by Ruth Ware (Scout)9. “Target: Alex Cross” by James Patterson (Grand Central Publishing)10. “Dark Sacred Night” by Michael Connelly (Grand Central Publishing)11. “A Dog’s Journey” (movie tie-in) by W. Bruce Cameron (Forge)12. “The Mueller Report” by Robert S. Mueller III (Skyhorse)13. “Elinor Oliphant is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman (Penguin Books)14. “There There” by Tommy Orange (Vintage)15. “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles (Penguin Books)Copyright 5/8 2019 Publishers Weekly, powered by NPD BookScan 5/8 2019 NPD Group.The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted May 23, 2019 1:48 pm PDT PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Bestsellerscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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