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first_img Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   Trailing the Atlanta Falcons 3-0 late in the first quarter and in need of a big play, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer went deep down the middle of the field in the direction of Williams, who was signed by the team as a wide receiver less than a week ago.With no defender even within five yards of him, Williams, a former All-American track star at UT-San Antonio, came down with the 51-yard heave inside the Falcons’ eight-yard line. His first career NFL catch, the longest completion of the day for either team, set up Larry Fitzgerald’s six-yard touchdown catch three plays later — a score that put the Cardinals up for good in their 27-13 victory.The Palmer-Williams connection was somewhat surprising given that the two have barely had any time to work together on the practice field.“That’s the second ball I’ve thrown to him,” Palmer said. “I threw that one in practice to him on Wednesday and it was the same thing. I was expecting him to get on top of the defense, but you don’t want to overthrow him because you expect him to be there.“We’ve got a lot of work to do. Obviously, he can come in and make big plays when his number is called. But to throw two balls to one guy, that’s a good thing to have a bye week for, to get some reps with him.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires While practice time can only aid Williams as he tries to learn the nuances of being an NFL wide receiver, the Cardinals’ newest deep play threat isn’t lacking when it comes to belief in himself.“I have confidence in myself at whatever position I play,” Williams said. “Whatever Coach [Arians] asks me and whatever my teammates ask me, I try to go out there and whatever I can to be successful and help this team.”At least for one afternoon, he did just that for the Cardinals. – / 18 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The last four years have been somewhat of a blur for Teddy Williams.From practice squad cornerback/wide receiver with the Dallas Cowboys (2010-12) to United Football League kick returner (Aug. 2012 – Sept. 2012) to reserve cornerback/special teamer with the Indianapolis Colts (Oct. 2012- Nov. 2012), Williams has bounced around from one role to the next during his brief football career.Sunday, however, the 25-year-old might have finally turned his latest temporary gig into a more permanent opportunity. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_imgThe Arizona Cardinals have their first Pro Football Hall of Famer. Cornerback Aeneas Williams was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on Saturday — making him the first player drafted by the Arizona Cardinals to be elected. “All of us at the Cardinals are ecstatic for Aeneas who is a true Hall of Famer in every sense of the word,”Cardinals president Michael Bidwill said. “His play on the field made him one of the NFL’s all-time great players but his integrity and character were just as exceptional. Aeneas, Tracy and their family have been an integral part of the Cardinals family and I can’t think of a better person to become the first from the team’s Arizona era to be enshrined in Canton.” 0 Comments   Share   Selected in the third round out of Southern University 1991, Williams played the first 10 years of his 14-year career in Arizona. Joining Williams in the 2014 class are Michael Strahan, Walter Jones, Derrick Brooks, Andre Reed, Ray Guy and Claude Humphrey. Williams made the Pro Bowl eight times and was named First-Team All-Pro three times. He finished his career with 677 tackles, 55 interceptions and 23 fumble recoveries while playing in 211 games — including 180 consecutive starts between 1991 and 2002. He scored 12 touchdowns — nine on interceptions and three on fumble recoveries — and was generally considered to be one of the best cornerbacks of his generation.Williams became the 13th playere inducted into the Cardinals Ring of Honor in 2008, Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img Comments   Share   The Arizona Cardinals have a decision to make with receiver Michael Floyd.The 13th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Floyd has showed flashes of stardom, coming down with difficult catches and producing big games. In 2013, he led the team with 1,041 receiving yards on 65 catches, and generated talk about maybe taking over as the team’s No. 1 option in the passing game.He regressed in 2014, though, catching just 47 passes for 841 yards, albeit with a career-high six touchdowns. Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Floyd is under contract for the 2015 season, but the Cardinals will have to decide by May 3 if they want to exercise an option to keep him for 2016. ESPN’s John Clayton writes that the team should pick up the option on the 6-foot-3 receiver, noting that if a team isn’t quite sure on whether or not a player is worth it, the trend is to keep him around and let things play out.Regardless of the option, though, the Cardinals are expecting more from Floyd in his fourth NFL season.“I think Mike was a victim, of all people, of the quarterback situation last year,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said when asked about the wideout’s progresion. “And I think some frustration went into his play at times. But he still needs to hit a consistency level.“He’s a 1,000-yard player every year. He should have had a thousand, easily, last year. There were some balls that we expect him to come down with in the end zone that he didn’t come down with last year. That’s what’s holding him back from being elite. The game he had, the last game of the year in ‘Frisco, he’s proven what he can do to make big plays for us.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling That game, in Week 17, saw Floyd catch eight passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns. Unfortunately, games like that were rare in 2014.Last season (not including playoffs), Floyd topped the 100-yard mark in a game three times, but just once after the third week of the season. He was held to two or fewer catches eight times, and eight times failed to reach 50 receiving yards.There is little doubt the team’s issues at quarterback — where injuries forced the team to turn to four different options — limited Floyd, as it negatively impacted the offense as a whole. However, the expectation is with a healthy Carson Palmer back under center Arizona’s offense will take off, and Floyd will be a big part of it. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

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first_imgMaking plays and blowing past the defense, it’s @LarryFitzgerald.Are you even surprised? #CardsCamp pic.twitter.com/KX13QfY8rC— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) August 25, 2015 GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Cardinals were back on the practice field for the first time since their 22-19 preseason loss to the San Diego Chargers this past Saturday. They donned shells for the affair, which kept hitting to a minimum.The GoodCornerback Jimmy Legree made a nice interception during one of the early drills. Later in practice, he did a nice job breaking up a deep pass from Carson Palmer that was intended for John Brown. Running back David Johnson continued to flash his outstanding receiving skills, making a nice catch on a Drew Stanton pass.Receiver Larry Fitzgerald made a bushel of nice catches in the early part of 11-on-11 work.The BadIt’s tough to put not coming up with interceptions in this category, but safety Anthony Walters had a couple chances at interceptions that he failed to come up with.Overall, there seemed to be a real lack of big plays from the offense. How much of that was by design and how much was the defense playing well, who knows, but this did not seem to be the offense’s most explosive day.The Injury ReportThe Cardinals have been slowly getting healthier, though Monday saw a good many players on the sideline. They were:Jerraud PowersSean WeatherspoonChris JohnsonJermaine GreshamBrittan GoldenEarl WatfordMichael FloydMike IupatiPrior to practice, Arians said Powers will be shut down for a while, Weatherspoon is unlikely to get back on the field this week, and Johnson is day-to-day (which is an improvement from where he was last Saturday). The coach said Gresham, Golden and Watford are all expected back on the field Wednesday.NotableI already mentioned how Larry Fitzgerald made some nice catches, but early it seemed as though the Cardinals were making a real effort to get the ball to No. 11. What’s better than our WRs making plays? Our WRs making play in slow motion. #CardsCamp https://t.co/lBlhX6DJU1 QB Carson Palmer directs the offense during training camp Aug. 24. (Photo: Adam Green/Arizona Sports) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo With D.J. Humphries being moved to second-team left tackle for the week and Earl Watford, who is going to work at right tackle, sidelined, Bobby Massie found himself running with the second-team at right tackle.J.J. Nelson continued to work with the first-team at wide receiver.Shaq Riddick was not sidelined, though it did not appear he took part in 11-on-11 or 7-on-7. Working his way back from a bad hamstring injury, it would make sense that the team is being careful with him.Bradley Sowell, who right now is slated to be the team’s right tackle, spent some time on the sideline long snapping. Probably nothing, but thought it was interesting.Quotable“None. None. Their butts are about the same.” – Bruce Arians on how much input Carson Palmer will have in determining the competition at center“I need to see a lot. I haven’t seen anything yet. That’s very discouraging right now, is to know where he’s at as a football player having missed most of last year and all of this camp.” – Bruce Arians on how much he needs to see from Sean Weatherspoon over next couple of weeks to feel comfortable going into the season with him“It’s really nothing to come to terms with, I’m a football player first. You can put a position on everybody, but at the same time they’re here to play football. They’re here to get on the field, do what the coaches tell you to do. I just see myself as an athlete — you can put me wherever you want. I played a little bit of safety, I played linebacker. I came off the edge last year, a lot, too, so honestly it’s wherever the coaches want me to be. I take pride in that and I’m happy that they see me as a player that can do that because I don’t feel like a lot of people can do that, and I think they have a lot of faith in me that I can.” – Deone Bucannon on being drafted as a safety but playing a lot of linebacker Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling D-line vs O-line. #CardsCamp https://t.co/spmmyPXhrp— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) August 24, 2015center_img Then there was this exchange between “reporter” Calais Campbell and Bucannon. In Saturday’s game, Bucannon ended up putting a solid hit on Campbell, who briefly left the game but was able to return.CC: “I’m curious, after you hit me and knocked me out of the game for a play, did you feel bad at all?”DB: (laughing) “You put me on the spot. I definitely did. If you see, after the play, I had my hands on my head, like, ‘this is our top guy, this our top guy.’ It was like last year all over again, because I had hit Patrick Peterson last year, and I was like, ‘oh my gosh, here we go again.’ I was really just hoping and praying that you weren’t hurt.”CC: “I’m pretty tough, but that was the hardest I’ve been hit, just so you know. You’re a hard hitter.”Some Highlights 0 Comments   Share   — Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) August 24, 2015 Top Stories Up NextThe Cardinals have Tuesday off before getting back on the field Wednesday for a walkthrough and then a 2:00 p.m. practice. Arians said the plan is to treat this kind of like a regular game week given that the preseason matchup with the Oakland Raiders will take place Sunday night. – / 16 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img2:32 left in fourth quarterCardinals get a HUGE first down on a swing pass to Andre Ellington. It was 3rd and 3, and the new set of downs forces the Ravens to burn their last timeout as well as get the ball near midfield. Cardinals haven’t put this one away yet, but they’re inching closer. 8:08 left in fourth quarterCardinals put together a really nice job, with Andre Ellington playing the role of lead back. He picks up some yards on the ground and the air, and the home team punches it in on a short pass from Palmer to John Brown. The PAT attempt hits the upright and is no good, but the Cards currently hold a 26-10 advantage.First really nice drive for the Cards, in my opinion, marching all the way down the field with great balance. End of third quarterThe third frame ends with the Ravens facing a 3rd and 1 from their own 40. A stop here would be huge for the home team, which leads 20-10. 2:48 left in second quarterCards go three-and-out after Palmer goes deep (and misses) to Fitz on 3rd and 1. Butler’s punt is returned and fumbled by the Ravens’ Jeremy Ross. Ruling on the field is the Cardinals recovered the ball, and then an unnecessary roughness penalty has been tacked on at the end of the play.Credit Justin Bethel with the forced fumble, and the Cardinals have new life with the ball at the Baltimore 12. 1:53 left in fourth quarterCards bring in extra blockers for the punt, which is fair caught at the Baltimore 24. Ravens have to go 76 yards and get the two-point conversion to send this into OT. Can the D, which has been good this half, make one final stop? :48 left in fourth quarterCards came close to ending it, but Flacco hit Gilmore on 4th and 1 to keep the drive alive. The Ravens are at their own 42 still a ways away, but they are still going. End of second quarterCards get a stop on 3rd and 2, but don’t use their last timeout and the half expires during the ensuing punt. Very un-Arians like to “settle” for a 14-10 lead, but given the way this game has gone, maybe it’s for the best.The Cardinals are lucky to be leading, with the fumbled punt being the difference. Baltimore gets the ball to start the second half, and Arizona’s defense needs to come out with a strong effort in that first series. 11:45 left in second quarterCards force a punt after the Ravens go nowhere on third down, and Patrick Peterson calls for a fair catch on a ball that appears to have been downed at the goal line. It may have been touched by a Raven whose foot was on the goal line, however, which is what Bruce Arians has thrown the challenge flag for. About a 20-yard difference here, and that’s kind of a big deal. GLENDALE, Ariz. — It’s been a while, but we’re back at University of Phoenix Stadium for some Cardinals football.The last time we saw this team (in Arizona, anyway) they were losing to the St. Louis Rams; the last time we saw them anywhere they were losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers.Needless to say, this would be a good time for the 4-2 Cards to get right as they face the 1-5 Baltimore Ravens in a nationally-televised affair. 2 Comments   Share   Top Stories 15:00 left in third quarterKickoff sails through the end zone and the Ravens begin at their 20. Can Arizona’s defense force a three and out? 15:00 left in first quarterThe Cardinals won the coin toss and chose to receive. Though listed as a sellout, at this time there are still a good number of seats that need to be filled in. Maybe they will be — not exactly easy to get out to this part of the Valley at this time. 6:42 left in fourth quarterCards force another three-and-out, this one capped by a Tyrann Mathieu sack of Flacco. Mathieu came in unblocked, straight line to the QB. I’m no expert, but that seems like a bad way to play offense.The punt bounces off Peterson’s leg but goes out of bounds. Cardinals take over at their own 29 in firm control of this game. Still 11:45 left in second quarterRuling on the field stands, which means the Cardinals lose a timeout and will begin this drive inside their own one. Not ideal. Not ideal at all. 4:26 left in fourth quarterThe kickoff is fair caught at the Arizona 15 and the offense, now needing to move the ball, goes to work. This game is all of a sudden, well, a game. Can the Cardinals finish? 3:59 left in first quarterWell that response didn’t take long. Palmer hits Jermaine Gresham for a nice pass down the middle, Palmer then connects with Michael Floyd deep down the sideline, and the drive is finished by Chris Johnson, who goes Beast Mode for a 26-yard TD run. The back bounced off would-be tacklers as if they were just that, “would be tacklers,” on the way to paydirt. Great run. PAT is good and the Cards are up 7-3.5:25 left in first quarterThe Ravens responded by moving down the field mostly with screen passes. Some penalties were called — including a personal foul on Frostee Rucker — but the defensive lineman redeemed himself in part by sacking Joe Flacco on third down, forcing Baltimore to settle for a field goal. Justin Tucker (one of the best in the business) connects from 44 yards out, and the Ravens have an early 3-0 lead.10;52 left in first quarterCardinals seemed to be moving down the field at will, mixing in some good Chris Johnson runs with some passes to a wide open John Brown. However, Carson Palmer gets sacked on third down and then Chandler Catanzaro misses a 55-yard field goal attempt.Though they moved the ball, the Cards came up empty. That has been an issue in their two losses, and is something they would rather not see continue here tonight.Ravens take over at their own 45. 12:35 left in second quarterThis interesting drive continues but may be in danger of coming to an end. The Cards nearly gave up a long TD pass to Chris Givens, but Tyrann Mathieu was just able to get a hand in the way to knock the ball away. Refs missed a pretty blatant hold against Markus Golden, who looked like he was going to break through and get to Flacco. :18 left in fourth quarterSo…the Ravens are at the Arizona four. This game is still very much in doubt. Wow. 1:01 left in second quarterThe Cardinals got their TD on a three-yard pass from Palmer to Michael Floyd, but it came on third down after more than a few unsuccessful plays from inside the five. Palmer missed Fitz on one, Chris Johnson and Chris Johnson was stopped short on another, but at the end of the day they’ll take the TD however they can get it.PAT is good and it’s 14-10 Cardinals. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires End of first quarterThe first frame comes to an end with the Ravens at the Arizona 38 with a first and 10 situation. This drive could have ended many yards ago, but a third-down stuff of a Forsett run was negated by a false start on the Ravens. In that case, cheaters prospered as the following play resulted in first down.Ravens aren’t exactly shredding Arizona’s defense, but the short passes to tight ends and screen-type plays are an issue so far. 2:27 left in third quarterCardinals march down the field courtesy of some very intelligent running by Chris Johnson. The back appeared to have been stopped after a reasonable gain, but was never actually down. Rather than quickly fight to get up and keep running, he waited until the defender let go of him, got up and raced down the field. He was tackled short of the end zone, though, and while the 63-yard gain was great, the drive stalls from there. Catanzaro comes on for another field goal, giving the Cards a 20-10 lead. But again, that pesky red zone.6:25 left in third quarterCards give up some yards but force a punt when Flacco misfires on 3rd and 10. Patrick Peterson catches the punt and returns it to the Arizona 13, and the offense is back on the field.Given Baltimore’s offensive limitations, you get the sense that a TD here, which would make this a two-score game, would go a long way toward ensuring the outcome. That said, Arizona’s offense has not exactly been firing on all cylinders today, so we’ll see what they can do. 7 minutes left until kickoffThe Cardinals are being introduced to the home fans, with the offense getting the honor of running through the giant inflatable Cardinals logo. In other news, the Cardinals served us in the media a “Turbriskey”, which is what you’d think — a turkey stuffed inside a brisket. It was every bit as wonderful as you might think, though given the news we all received about bacon and the like earlier today, it’s probably not exactly good for us. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 2:00 left in fourth quarter 8:39 left in second quarterPalmer throws a beautiful deep ball to Jermaine Gresham, but he is drilled by Ravens safety Will Hill before he could reel it in and the ball falls incomplete. Drew Butler blasts a 51-yard punt that is fair caught — and then pushed even further due to a block in the back.Ravens start their drive at their own 18, which given where Arizona’s previous drive started from, is a pretty good job of flipping the field. Cards 26, Ravens 18. 9:06 left in second quarterCards get some breathing room with some Chris Johnson runs and a nice pass to an open Larry Fitzgerald, but now face a 3rd and 3 at their own 23. JJ Nelson was in the game just now before the timeout, we’ll see if he’s back out there for this play. 4:31 left in fourth quarterCards don’t go anywhere, which would have been fine except Drew Butler’s punt is blocked. The Ravens take over at the Arizona 1. So yeah, that wasn’t good. Worse is that on the first play Flacco hits Juszcyk for a TD. Two-point conversion is good and we’ve got a one-score ball game, folks. Just when it seemed like the Cards had things under control Palmer is flagged for intentional grounding on a questionable play call that involved going deep to Floyd. Not sure if it was a good call on the penalty or not (I’m leaning not), but the play call itself was rather questionable. Anyway, the Cards don’t get much on third and long and will be forced to punt away from their own 38. 14:16 left in fourth quarterCalais Campbell bursts through the line to stop the back in the backfield and the Ravens punt the ball away. Arizona will begin the drive at their own 21.The Cards haven’t exactly been sharp on offense, but they’ve had enough big plays to do enough so far. At this point, the important thing is not turning the ball over and giving the Ravens a short field. Points wouldn’t be bad, yes, but the Cards’ defense has stepped up this half and put its imprint on the game. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 12:53 left in third quarterThe Cardinals answered my question with a resounding YES, as Dwight Freeney notches his first sack as a Cardinal on third down. He beat Eugene Monroe for it, showing the kind of pass rushing moves that made him one of the best in the business not too long ago.Patrick Peterson returns the punt to the Baltimore 49, which is where the offense will go to work. 3:54 left in second quarterWell that could have gone better. Much, much better.The Ravens move down the field rather easily, with some passes to Steve Smith (who has been open) and some runs mixed in. Screen/swing passes are still an issue, by the way, and the TD is courtesy of a 14-yard run from Justin Forsett where he avoided a couple guys but otherwise had an easy time.The PAT is good and the Ravens are now up 10-7. Anyway, the Ravens are called for a hold a couple plays later, and then Mathieu read an end-around perfectly to stop Baltimore for a loss of six. As of this moment, it is 3rd and 26 from the Arizona 39. Have to think the Ravens’ concern is less about picking up the first and more about just getting a little closer for Tucker. 9:47 left in third quarterCards get deep into Ravens territory on a beautiful pass from Palmer to John Brown. The QB showed great trust in his receiver, throwing the ball up and to a spot between defenders that Brown had yet to get to, and the WR rewarded him by coming down with the ball for a 35-yard gain. Earlier in the week Palmer raved about Brown’s ability to come down with 50-50 balls — that wasn’t necessarily one, but it speaks to just how much confidence the QB has in the second-year pro.The drive ends up stalling, though, and Catanzaro comes on and nails a 21-yard field goal. The lead is now 17-10, which is fine, but you know the Cards would like to have come away with seven. Red zone issues have surfaced of late and that is not something they would like to see continue. Much of the conversation this week was about the team putting together a full 60 minutes of football. Can they do it tonight?From my perspective, the keys for Arizona are simple: Don’t turn the ball and don’t commit dumb penalties. Accomplish that, and a win should be in their future.:06 left in fourth quarterRavens may have been bailed out when a procedure penalty stopped the clock on a play where they were stopped in bounds, but Tony Jefferson picks off Flacco in the end zone to seal the win. Cardinals survive 26-18 and advance to 5-2. Crisis averted. 2:00 left in second quarterA Chris Johnson run that loses two yards, a pass to Fitzgerald that falls incomplete but was hindered by a pass interference (that was called), then a short run from Johnson again puts the ball at the Baltimore one. It’s second and goal for the Cards, who cannot afford to leave this drive without a touchdown. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_imgThe Richmond Spiders played the likes of Sam Houston State, Colgate, Towson and Villanova last year — not exactly college football stalwarts.Yet, the competition hasn’t weighed down the draft prospects of their quarterback, Kyle Lauletta.After completing 65 percent of his passes for 3,737 yards while throwing 28 touchdowns to 12 picks in 2017, then taking home Senior Bowl MVP honors, Lauletta appears to be building his stock through the draft evaluation process. Huesman doesn’t know how Lauletta compares to NFL quarterbacks or the other prospects in the draft.But he does believe Lauletta has the tools to succeed as a pro.“I’ve never been in the NFL. I know they’re all good,” Huesman told Doug & Wolf. “But I can say one thing: When I got here, Kyle just looked like a quarterback to me. I’ve been doing this a long time and seen guys come and go. Kyle just had that presence about him. Everything from footwork to how he spins the ball, he looked like a quarterback from Day 1.“He’s a bright, bright guy. I know it’s different: There’s book smarts, there’s street smarts, there’s football smarts. I think he’s got all of that. A student in the classroom, a student of the game.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. has the New England Patriots picking Lauletta in the second round (63rd overall), while colleague Todd McShay has New England taking him in the third round (95th overall).Operating under four different offensive coordinators in four years, Richmond spent most of Lauletta’s career in a shotgun, no-huddle offense with plays called in from the sidelines.“We were always a quarterback run, power-read (offense) until last year,” Huesman said. “We got away from that and went to more one-back run stuff and let him throw the ball around.”Huesman estimated that in his offense, Lauletta had to read the entire field about 40 percent of the time. The other times, he made decisions on where to throw pre-snap.The Spiders were aggressive down the field, and Lauletta flashed skill on deep balls despite NFL scouts knocking the 6-foot-3, 215-pound quarterback’s arm strength.“He’s got a good enough arm,” Huesman said. “It’s not a rocket and it’s not the laser throws. I’ll tell you what, he throws a pretty ball. It spins, it’s catchable.”It showed in highlight reels throughout the season and in the Senior Bowl, when Lauletta completed 8-of-12 passes for 198 yards and three touchdowns, including a 75-yard touchdown pass against a broken coverage. His South team beat a North team led by high-profile quarterback prospects Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma and Josh Allen of Wyoming, 45-16. Richmond head coach Russ Huesman told Doug & Wolf on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station that he saw a natural ability in Lauletta since the quarterback arrived at school.“A leader, a competitor, a guy that loves football. All the intangibles, what you want a quarterback to look like, play like, lead like,” Huesman said Wednesday. “Kyle just kind of commanded the football team in a way that was never belligerent to his players. He never made excuses.“He’d be sitting at the wide receivers table with them and going over things with them. He was always trying to be as good as he could himself, but he was always bringing people with him.”Related LinksArizona Cardinals expected to have Richmond QB Kyle Lauletta visitA quarterback rich 2018 NFL Draft awaits the CardinalsMcShay’s perfect NFL mock draft provides realistic outlook for CardinalsLauletta could be a realistic draft option for the quarterback-needy Arizona Cardinals, who in the first round might not feel like reaching on a the fourth, fifth or sixth quarterback off the board at No. 15 overall.Arizona also has the 47th, 79th and 97th overall picks, right in the range of where analysts see Lauletta getting drafted.The Cardinals are expected to bring Lauletta in for a visit prior to the draft, reported 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s John Gambadoro. 3 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

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first_img 4 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories “I’ve interviewed in the booth and the studio for all the networks,” Arians told Bickley & Marotta on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station in mid-April.“I’m really excited about it. It keeps me in the game. I want to be in the game — I want to be involved on Sundays, preferably at game-site because I like to see coaches and players.”Related LinksCards GM Steve Keim on Josh Rosen injury history, outspokennessWhat they’re saying about the Cardinals’ selection of Josh RosenGumbel and Green were already paired as one of the top duos working for CBS Sports, which also among their eight crews in 2017 employed booths of Jim Nantz and Tony Romo, Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts, and Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon.“Combining his contemporary football insight, having just stepped off the sidelines, along with his personality and unique manner in which he delivers his analysis, we are confident Bruce will develop into an insightful, entertaining and informative analyst alongside Greg and Trent,” said CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus.Arians retired in January after his fifth season coaching the Cardinals, who went 49-30-1 with two playoff berths in his tenure.The 65-year-old retired as a coach with a 58-33-1 record, including a stint as the interim coach for the Indianapolis Colts. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Get ready for the quarterback whisperer to begin whispering obscenities under his breath. Former Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians will be censoring himself weekly after lining up the beginnings of his post-coaching career.Arians has signed with CBS Sports as an NFL game analyst, the network announced on Thursday. He joins a booth composed of play-by-play man Greg Gumbel, analyst Trent Green and sideline reporter Jamie Erdahl. Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is hugged by quarterback Drew Stanton (5) after Seattle Seahawks kicker Blair Walsh missed a field goal at the end of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img 6 Comments   Share   Rapoport later noted that “clearly, Todd Bowles is in demand” after his colleague, Mike Garafolo, reported that Bowles and the Redskins checked in with one another this week.Reports of Arians’ hire in Tampa Bay haven’t been characterized as a done deal, but rather that it’s very likely to happen in the coming days. Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Bucs are zeroing in on Arians to be their next head coach, “and the strong interest is mutual,” adding that negotiations are likely to commence soon.Related LinksA list of potential Arizona Cardinals coaching candidatesCardinals to interview USC offensive coordinator Kliff KingsburyThe Buccaneers’ Twitter account made it publicly known on Saturday that the team had at least interviewed Arians, who coached the Cardinals for five years from 2013 through 2017. In 2013 and 2014, Bowles was Arians’ defensive coordinator in the desert.Bowles was the Jets’ head coach after that, serving there for four seasons and putting up a record of 24-40. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, right, greets New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles after an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 28-3. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) According to the latest reports surrounding the NFL head coaching carousel, it appears as though former Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians winding up as the next head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is a good possibility.But another Cardinals connection could end up there as well as NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that former Jets head coach and Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles is “the top choice” to join Arians in Tampa. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, has announced the addition of 5 properties across Asia Pacific to Sheraton Grand, the brand’s new premier tier of hotels recognised for their enticing destinations, distinguished designs and excellence in service and guest experience.The brand welcomes 5 new properties, including:Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast The Gold Coast’s only upscale beachfront resort, with a recent multi-million-dollar refurbishment and boasting the Gold Coast’s most famous seafood buffet in the Terraces Restaurant.Sheraton Grand Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort The resort combines traditional Chinese architecture, offers landscape views of the signature gardens of Hangzhou and each room features a spacious balcony with panoramic views of the Xixi Wetland.Sheraton Grand Xishuangbanna Hotel The first internationally branded hotel with its own onsite hot springs, also offering luxurious amenities, 4 dining venues and an outdoor wedding pavilion.Sheraton Hangzhou Binjiang Hotel Centrally located in the heart of the Hangzhou Binjiang business district, guests enjoy views of the Qiantang River and city skyline. The hotel has close to 1858sqm of function space and is close to tourist attractions, shopping and exhibition centres.Sheraton Grand Incheon Hotel This multi-award-winning hotel is Korea’s first fully non-smoking, LEED-certified hotel overlooking Incheon’s Central Park or Songdo City and features 6 distinguished dining venues.Having launched in August 2015, Sheraton Grand celebrates the brand’s best-in-class hotels. The properties to date include:Sheraton Grand Bangalore HotelSheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng HotelSheraton Grand Hotel DubaiSheraton Grand Edinburgh HotelSheraton Grand Rio Hotel & ResortSheraton Grand Ocean ResortSheraton Grand SukhumvitSheraton Grand Taipei HotelSheraton Grand Tokyo Bay HotelSheraton Grand WalkerhillSheraton Grand PhoenixSheraton Grand ChicagoGo back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Hobarts newest hotel

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterHobart’s newest hotel development, MACq 01, has announced the launch of its immersive microsite.The latest development from Federal Group – Tourism (Saffire Freycinet, The Henry Jones Art Hotel) is set to open doors in mid-2017 in the heart of the historic Hobart waterfront. MACq 01 will be a luxury hotel combining premium accommodation with an element of unforgettable storytelling. Capturing the essence behind the stories of Tasmania is what the interiors of the hotel are all about. From the 114 rooms to the reception, restaurant and cocktail bars, there is an underlying emphasis on warmth and a genuine quality. The design is an eclectic mix of elements from the luxurious to the rustic to the unexpected, that play off one another and come together to really capture a sense of place.“There are so many interesting stories that help you get to know the characters that exist in the hotel. As designers, we’ve created spaces that pick up on the emotion behind the story of Tasmania, and express them in the most delightful and unexpected way” said interior designer Amanda Pike of Pike Withers Interior Architecture.Accommodation will be available in a variety of luxurious suites and rooms, along with a restaurant, bar, tastings, cocktail classes, gym, spontaneous entertainment (stay tuned!) and much more. Centrally located, with gorgeous views of River Derwent, MACq 01 will be the perfect place to start exploring the magic and mystery of Tasmania.Each of the hotel’s 114 rooms will be linked to a real Tasmanian character central to the story of Australia’s most southern state – heroes, villains, explorers, inventors, convicts, bushrangers, first people, industrial giants, political mavericks and much more – which means everyone who stays at MACq 01 will forge an unforgettable connection with the people and stories of Tasmania.“With the launch of our microsite, we wanted to create an experience and not just a holding page. I encourage prospective visitors and guests to jump online and take a look at the site,” said Matt Casey, General Manager, Federal Group – Tourism“People will leave the site with a genuine understanding of what MACq 01 is all about.”Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter LUX Bodrum set on a p

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterLUX* Bodrum set on a private peninsula in the Turkish Aegean coast is now open for another summer season from 1 May to 30 October 2018. The country’s most glamourous holiday destination, LUX* Bodrum’s 91 guest rooms, 19 private residences and a one-of-a-kind villa, all with panoramic sea views offer an exceptional blend of laid-back luxury, cutting-edge design, sleek balconies or terraces, along with private gardens and pools.LUX* Bodrum’s distinct hillside to beachfront setting with its own exclusive bay, amid pine trees and ancient olive groves overlooks a sapphire-studded Turquoise Coast, located only 20 minutes from Milas-Bodrum Airport.Fresh and innovative dining abounds at Stella, with floor-to-ceiling windows complete with ocean vistas, Beach Rouge – a relaxed chill out club by day and an invigorating party hangout in the night with live DJs and mixologists, sweet treats from the baristas at Cafe LUX* and the best cocktails at The Bar. Add a sleek spa, impressive infinity pool, all the LUX* unique ‘Reasons to Go’ – from the Phone Home iconic red phone box to Cinema Paradiso pop-up films and Café ICI ice-creams, along with a vibrant calendar of expert-led workshops and the resort is a breath of fresh air in Bodrum.Well-being and beauty are assured from the LUX* ME Wellness Centre, a destination to rebalance and rejuvenate through multi-sensory experiences. Five treatment rooms deliver a wide choice of facials, massages and specialist therapies, using locally produced therapeutic essential oils. Guided by Wellness Experts, dip into indoor and outdoor fitness programmes, ranging from Pilates, open air on deck yoga, and tailor-made fitness training sessions.The culturally curious will also delight in the rich history and relics to discover in Bodrum and beyond. Hitch a ride on the house boat and cross the water to stroll the marina for people-watching at Bodrum’s glamorous hangouts, along this St Tropez of Turkey. The resort is also located nearby to some of the Greek islands, including Patmos and Kos.Laid-back luxury at its finest, LUX* Bodrum Resort & Residences was a Silver Award Winner in the Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category at Milan’s A’Design Awards, one of the world’s most elite design competitions.Highlights:LUX* Bodrum Fish Market at Beach Rouge offers the freshest seafood and the finest Mediterranean flavours for dinner overlooking the Aegean coastlineSpa and health retreats exclusive to Bodrum Peninsula, along an inspired calendar of expert-led wellness workshops.Long stay packages and unique culinary experiences.LUX* Bodrum Resort & Residences special offer:Book by 30 June 2018 in any room/villa type and get 40% off for stays between 1 May 2018 and 31 October 2018.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter For a limited time tr

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterFor a limited time, travel agents who have signed up for Viking’s new loyalty program, Rewards by Viking, will receive 250 bonus points for booking their clients on a Viking ocean or river cruise.Coinciding with Viking’s popular Explorer Sale, from now until 31 March 2019 agents will earn 250 bonus reward points for each Viking cruise that they sell, on top of the points that they would normally earn for selling a Viking cruise. These points can then be redeemed in the online Rewards by Viking store on a range of brand-name items, from electronics and sporting goods to beauty products and gift vouchers.“Our Explorer Sale trade incentive is another way for us to show our dedicated travel agents just how much we appreciate their hard work and support,” said Erin Kramer, Trade Marketing Manager at Viking.“Since the launch of Rewards by Viking in November last year, the response from agents has been incredible; they love being rewarded for their loyalty to the Viking brand,” she said.Agents wishing to join Rewards by Viking can register here.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

Newlyweds are more likely to choose a short trip a

first_imgNewlyweds are more likely to choose a short trip after their big day than an expensive honeymoon, it has been claimed.According to a poll by esure travel insurance, cash-strapped couples are going on a low-key break and then saving for flights to a lavish holiday destination in the following months.The study found 22 per cent of just married couples delay their honeymoon by weeks or months, while 17 per cent admitted they could not afford to go on their dream trip immediately after tying the knot.Mick Pickard, head of travel insurance for the researcher, said: “The costs of a wedding alone can seriously stretch the finance of newlyweds.”With the extra pressures associated with the credit crunch, he added it is “not surprising” that many Britons are choosing short breaks while they put money aside for flights to their ideal locations.Earlier this month, esure revealed 18 per cent of those questioned in a recent poll would not take out insurance for a winter sports holiday.Get Skyscanner Widgets for your site! ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedBabymoons to buddymoons: introducing five new honeymoon trendsBabymoons, buddymoons and maximoons – we reveal the newest alternatives to the traditional honeymoon.Unusual honeymoon destinations ‘easier to access’Honeymooning couples have become more inclined to book flights to unusual destinations because they have become easier to accessTop Ten Honeymoon destinationsNo holiday is as overloaded as expectation and the potential for disaster as a honeymoonlast_img read more

1 Edinburgh Scotland A prompt start is required

first_img1. Edinburgh, ScotlandA prompt start is required, for the sun rises early in Edinburgh in summer, and you’ll need to be atop Arthur’s Seat to see it. With the ascent of a volcano under your belt by breakfast, you’ll be well up for a full Scottish, cheek-by-jowl with the locals at gloriously unglamorous Snax Cafe. You won’t want lunch after that. Risk reconciliation with your black pudding with a ride in the Vortex Tunnel at Camera Obscura, followed by a stroll down the Royal Mile, taking in the sights. Tourist desires satisfied and appetite regained, head down to gentrified Leith for gastropub greatness at The King’s Wark.2. Paris, FranceStart your day the classic French way with croissants and chocolat, or just a short, sharp café, or a brandy. Anywhere will do – it’s Paris, they do atmospheric quite well here. You could of course spend a week shopping, but leave retail for another day and spend a cultural morning at Musée d’Orsay (get there very early to avoid the queues!). You don’t have to be catching a train to lunch at Terminus Nord, after which a restful afternoon is called for. Take a Bateau Mouche on the Seine and laze with a bottle of vin rosé in the Tuileries Gardens until it’s time for dinner at magical Moroccan Chez Omar.3. Barcelona, SpainOf course it’s touristy, but you’ve got to do La Rambla. When you’ve taken all you can of tat, branch off to La Boqueria food market to marvel at artichokes, make faces at fish and grab a bocadillo before hop-scotching back over La Rambla to lose yourself shopping and or bar-hopping in the Barrio. Save energy for the evening by spending the heat of the day snoozing under palms being serenaded by wild parrots in Parc de Citudella. Dine on seafood at La Bombeta down in Barceloneta, and dance into the night, and possibly the following day, at Mac Arena Mar. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Keep everyone happy with our guide to how to spend a perfect day in five of Europe’s most popular cities. 4. Berlin, GermanyTake a walk on the Wall side. History is everywhere in Berlin, so immerse yourself at the Jewish Museum or the eerie Berlin Wall Memorial. Refuel at Marienburger before taking a tour with a difference – forget conventional sights for an afternoon and instead see street art, squats and lots of cool stuff on the Alternative City Tour. Chill with a beer in Görlitzer Park or sip a sundowner on a Spree-side beach bar before stocking up on classic German stodge at Spätzle Express in down-at-heel Kreuzberg. Then it’s as much merry-making as you can stay awake for at Kater Holzig.5. Amsterdam, NetherlandsStart your day with Eggs Benedict at Greenwood’s to fortify you for a moving visit to Anne Frank House (get your tickets online in advance). Top up with a hot kroket from a Febo snack slot machine outside Centraal Station, munched on the short free ferry trip across the Ijmeer and back. Spend the afternoon window-shopping (and nosing in people’s windows) in the Western Canal Belt or bargain-hunting at Albert Cuypmarkt, where you’re well-placed for dinner at tremendous Turkish, Bazar. Round off a perfect day with a beer in a brown café in the Jordaan, and it’s early to bed for you. Related24 hours in Edinburgh: a video city guideFew cities are as charming or as enchanting as Edinburgh: if you’re only in town for the weekend it can be difficult to choose what to see and do. Short on time and want to know what to see and do in Edinburgh in 24 hours? Keep reading and get…6 flights for £50 or less6 flights for £50 or less9 Top picks for places to stay in EdinburghStunning views, luxurious spas and great grub: Edinburgh’s accommodation caters for all trip types and budgets. Choosing a hotel, hostel, B&B or swanky self-catering apartment in Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, is no easy feat with so many options available. Whether you want to glam it up in plush, five star style,…last_img read more

Related Best places for New Year partyingBarcelona

first_img RelatedBest places for New Year partyingBarcelona, Edinburgh and Iceland are the places to head for the best New Year parties, say Skyscanner users.Top New Year Destinations: most popular New Year Cities for 2009Top New Year Destinations: most popular New Year Cities for 2009Top New Year Party Places: Skyscanner reveals most popular destinations for UK revellersSkyscanner reveals the most popular* New Year destinations for Brits. 1. LondonNew Year flights to London from £73 (from Edinburgh 30 Dec – 2 Jan)In recent years London has become one of the world’s most popular cities for seeing in the New Year thanks to the midnight firework display at the iconic London Eye (free), which can be viewed from across the city. If you haven’t been invited to a party with a suitable viewing area (free), several London hotels have rooftop bars perfect for the occasion.2. EdinburghNew Year flights to Edinburgh from £76 (from London Stansted 30 Dec – 3 Jan)Tens of thousands of people, snogging in the streets, and Simple Minds: what more could you wish for? ‘Hogmanay’ is one massive night of getting merry, eating steak pie and singing Auld Lang Syne. Attend the famous Street Party (£15) to be entertained by the legendary Scots stadium rockers as fireworks fill the sky. Or watch the fireworks from Calton Hill (free). You will need to act quickly as hotels in Edinburgh will be much in demand.3. BarcelonaNew Year flights to Barcelona from £110 (from Liverpool 30 Dec – 2 Jan)The Catalan capital bursts with the party spirit throughout the year, but New Year’s Eve sees the locals really extend themselves as they indulge in the ‘eating of the grapes’ tradition. When the clock strikes midnight, locals eat one grape (under two euros a bunch) per chime, each one symbolising a month of good luck. Get a cheap deal on Barcelona hotels with Skyscanner’s comprehensive search.4. ParisNew Year flights to Paris from £111 (from Birmingham 30 Dec – 3 Jan)New Year in Paris needn’t be expensive. The traditional Parisian way to celebrate on New Year’s Eve is, in inimitable Parisian fashion, to go out for dinner. Unsurprisingly, prices rocket, as many places serve special six or seven-course menus, but it’s possible to find a reasonable restaurant doing three courses for 10 euros – browse the myriad places in the maze of streets off Boulevard St. Michel on the Left Bank. Paris hotels don’t have to be expensive, unless you demand a view of the Eiffel Tower5. AmsterdamNew Year flights to Amsterdam from £111 (from Edinburgh 29 Dec – 1 Jan)The cheapest place to spend New Year’s Eve is on the streets. That’s what many, many Amsterdammers do, getting Amsterdam-aged in the company of a fine local brew – either Heineken, which is brewed in the city, or a Dutch ‘white beer’ – a refreshingly fruity delight. Partying in the streets isn’t for the faint-hearted for it is traditional, especially among the young and exuberant, to let off fireworks, so watch out! Amsterdam hotels outside the most touristy areas can be good value – try an area like De Pijp for a good deal.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

BANGKOK THAILAND — Six Senses Resorts Spas is s

first_imgBANGKOK, THAILAND — Six Senses Resorts & Spas is set to establish its first Caribbean property in the Turks & Caicos, following the signing of an agreement with Salt Cay Devco Ltd. In the initial phase, the project will comprise a Six Senses resort, Residential Villas, Six Senses Spa, and Golf Course. According to a press release received by Elite Traveler, the proposed opening date is 2013.Salt Cay is one of only 10 inhabited islands in a group of 40 islands and cays that make up the Turks and Caicos. The island has remained virtually unchanged from an era when the salt industry, dating back to the 17th century, dominated the economy for over 300 years. Covering just 6.5 square kilometres, or 2.5 square miles, Salt Cay is scattered with historical sites and ruins from the salt raking days, inciting the enthusiasm of historians, photographers and tourists alike who enjoy exploring these many attractions.Six Senses Salt Cay has been designed to introduce the group’s SLOW LIFE* philosophy with the Turks and Caicos positioning as the undiscovered Caribbean – from an earlier time when relaxation was unavoidable and rejuvenation assumed.Salt Cay is easily accessible by an 80-minute flight from Miami or a three-hour flight from New York to Providenciales, then a 30-minute hop to Salt Cay in the resort’s own airplane. Described as home to the best beaches in the world, breathtaking hues from inviting waters, and legendary diving, snorkeling and fishing, the Turks and Caicos are a tropical classic that embraces the concept of beautiful by nature; perfectly aligned with Six Senses’ environmental commitment – intelligent luxury.Initially, the project will comprise a total of 40 one-bedroom villa suites, two-bedroom villa suites and three-bedroom retreats, plus 13 four-bedroom residential villas. Many villas will make dramatic use of the slope of the site, affording wonderful panoramic views.In addition to several dining alternatives, including an organic garden restaurant, there will be a jazz bar, an observatory, and Cinema Paradiso – classic movies in an open environment that has proved a winning double feature in many Six Senses properties. Leisure activities will by the very nature of the location focus on water activities, but will also include tennis and an eco-friendly golf course.A feature of Six Senses Salt Cay will be the Six Senses Spa. A team of highly skilled international therapists will take guests on sensory journeys with Six Senses’ a la carte and local salt-inspired treatments for balancing the senses. Visiting practitioners will bring unique talents to the spa to enlighten and inform guests. A little luxurious pampering never goes amiss and will be on hand to complete the total relaxation experience.An international team of partners and consultants was been brought together for the project by Salt Cay Devco Ltd., which is owned by Mario Hoffmann, a financier and keen sportsman who made the Turks and Caicos his second home in 1999; and CEO Stefan Kral.Total investment for phase one of Six Senses Salt Cay will be US$200 million and will create more than two hundred jobs for the local community.last_img read more

Each year in June the shores of Los Cabos become

first_imgEach year in June, the shores of Los Cabos become the nesting grounds for five different species of sea turtles. Female turtles that are born in Los Cabos, return to lay their eggs in the soft sands along the Sea of Cortes where they were born. Guests are invited to observe the incubating and hatching process as well as lend a helping hand in protecting the sea turtles.Over 20 hotels throughout the destination are certified as sea turtle watch and rescue sites by PROFEPA, the federally funded organization dedicated to ensuring environmental justice in Mexico. To achieve certification, each hotel must apply for membership and attend workshops on conservation management of sea turtle nests. Additionally, hotels must complete two courses offered by the local supervising committee and PROFEPA in order to be certified to physically move the turtle nests.The following is a sample of hotel programs currently in place to protect the beloved sea turtles that return to the tip of the Baja Peninsula each year, creating a unique personal experience for hotel guests:Since 1997 Las Ventanas al Paraiso has been committed to protecting the sea turtles that return to its beach each year. With the arrival of the first sea turtle, Beach Attendants safeguard the nesting area each day as well as post flags and signs to keep people at a distance. Once the eggs hatch, the attendants swirl sashes in the air to frighten away any sea birds that may be lingering near the baby turtles. Guests staying at the resort can also get involved by escorting the turtles to the ocean, helping to keep any land or sea predators at bay. As a special turndown amenity during this special season, a small ceramic turtle and a card printed with the story of the discovery of the baby sea turtles at Las Ventanas are left on each guest’s pillow. For more information about experiencing the sea turtles at Las Ventanas, please visit www.lasventanas.com.The Marquis Los Cabos Resort is home to one of the protected sea turtle beaches recognized by environmental authorities. The eggs that are nested on this beach are watched over until they hatch when guests and employees are called upon to assist in their release. For more information about the sea turtles and the other environmental initiatives the Marquis offers, please visit www.marquisloscabos.com.In 2003, Zoetry Casa del Mar Los Cabos was designated as a protected sea turtle hatching ground by the federal government. During the sea turtle’s nesting months, the Mexican Navy along with authorized resort staff collect nests from surrounding beaches and bring them to the resort’s protected holding area. This is done to not only protect the eggs but also keep a record of the species and number of eggs that are laid. So far, Zoetry Casa del Mar has released 6,800 baby turtles from their hatching grounds. For more information about Zoetry Casa del Mar’s protection efforts please visit, www.zoetryresorts.com/CasaDelMar.Other hotels with certified sea turtle rescue programs include Casa Dorada Los Cabos, Crowne Plaza Los Cabos Grand Faro, Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa, Hotel Finisterra, The Grand Mayan Los Cabos, Montecristo Estates by Pueblo Bonito, One&Only Palmilla, Presidente InterContinental Los Cabos, Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos, Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Holistic Retreat & Spa, Pueblo Bonito Rosé Resort & Spa, Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort & Spa, Royal Solaris Los Cabos, Solmar Suites. Villa de Palmar and the Westin Resort & Spa Los Cabos.www.loscabos.travellast_img read more

by Ken Ritter The Associated Press Posted Apr

first_img by Ken Ritter, The Associated Press Posted Apr 17, 2018 2:04 pm PDT Last Updated Apr 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Illusionist David Copperfield appears in court, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Las Vegas. A Nevada jury got a rare behind-the-scenes look at a David Copperfield disappearing act after a British man claimed he was badly hurt as he participated in a 2013 show. (AP Photo/John Locher) Lawsuit leads to revelations about David Copperfield’s actcenter_img LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Jurors got a rare behind-the-scenes look at a David Copperfield disappearing act Tuesday during testimony in a negligence lawsuit involving a British man who claims he was badly hurt when he fell while participating in a 2013 Las Vegas show.The magician’s friend and executive producer, Chris Kenner, revealed to jurors the mystery behind a signature Copperfield illusion that appeared to make about a dozen audience members vanish together onstage.Practiced stagehands with flashlights hurried randomly chosen participants through dark curtains, down unfamiliar passageways, around corners, outdoors, indoors and through an MGM Grand resort kitchen in time to re-enter the back of the theatre for their “reappearance” during the show finale, Kenner testified.“Is that route an obstacle course?” asked Benedict Morelli, attorney for Gavin Cox, a resident of Kent, England, who claims lasting brain and bodily injuries from his fall have cost him more than $400,000 in medical care.No, said Kenner, whose company, Backstage Employment and Referral Inc., is also a defendant in the case.Copperfield’s lawyers lost pretrial bids to close proceedings to the public to avoid giving away performance secrets. MGM Grand Hotel attorney Jerry Popovich said Tuesday the illusion is no longer used to close the show.Morelli asked Kenner whether stagehands and Copperfield visually assessed the physical fitness and footwear of audience members randomly picked to participate in the trick dubbed “the runaround.”Magicians, media members and lawyers were disqualified to protect the secrecy of the trick that Kenner estimated Copperfield performed tens of thousands of times over 20 years.“At no time are they told what they’re going to do before they start this illusion,” Morelli asked Kenner. “They’re told as they’re running the route, correct?”Yes, Kenner replied.Kenner declined to say it was dangerous to lead people along a dark and unknown route over changing floor surfaces of linoleum, cement, carpet, sidewalk and tile. The lawyer noted that before Cox fell, the group hustled through an alley coated with what Morelli called construction dust.Popovich told the jury of eight women and four men last week that 10 minutes before Cox fell, Copperfield safely walked through that same area as part of another illusion that did not involve audience participation. The MGM Grand lawyer said Copperfield would have alerted stagehands if he noticed any problems along the way.Cox and his wife, Minh-Hahn Cox, are seeking unspecified damages in the negligence lawsuit.Copperfield could take the stand Wednesday.last_img read more

On April 20 2018 the publicist for Tim Bergling

first_img On April 20, 2018, the publicist for Tim Bergling, known as Avicii, announced that he has died at age 28 (Source: avicii.com) by Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press Posted Apr 20, 2018 10:41 am PDT Last Updated Apr 20, 2018 at 12:48 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Avicii, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed sold-out concerts for feverish fans around the world and also had massive success on U.S. pop radio, died Friday. He was 28.Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the Swedish performer, born Tim Bergling, was found dead in Muscat, Oman.“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” the statement read. “The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.”No more details about the death were provided. Oman police and state media had no immediate report late Friday night on the artist’s death.Avicii was an international pop star, performing his well-known electronic dance songs around the world for die-hard fans, sometimes hundreds of thousands at music festivals, where he was the headline act. His popular sound even sent him to the top of the charts and landed onto U.S. radio: His most recognized song, “Wake Me Up,” was a multi-platinum success and peaked at No. 4 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. On the dance charts, he had seven Top 10 hits.But in 2016, the performer announced he was retiring from the road, but continued to produce songs and albums.Avicii was part of the wave of DJ-producers, like David Guetta, Calvin Harris and Swedish House Mafia, who broke out on the scene as lead performers in their own right, earning international hits, fame, awards and more like typical pop stars.He earned his first Grammy nomination at the 2012 show — for a collaboration with Guetta. It around the time he gained more fan for the Etta James-sampled dance jam, “Le7els,” which reached No. 1 in Sweden.Avicii continued to collaborate with more high-profile acts, producing Madonna’s “Devil Pray” and the Coldplay hits “A Sky Full of Stars” and “Hymn for the Weekend.”Avicii had in the past suffered acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking. After having his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014, he cancelled a series of shows in attempt to recover.“It’s been a very crazy journey. I started producing when I was 16. I started touring when I was 18. From that point on, I just jumped into 100 per cent,” Avicii told The Hollywood Reporter in 2016. “When I look back on my life, I think: whoa, did I do that? It was the best time of my life in a sense. It came with a price – a lot of stress a lot of anxiety for me – but it was the best journey of my life.”Last year, he posted this message on his website, promising to keep creating: “The next stage will be all about my love of making music to you guys. It is the beginning of something new.”Fans and members of the music community mourned his death on social media Friday.“Something really horrible happened. We lost a friend with such a beautiful heart and the world lost an incredibly talented musician,” Guetta wrote on Instagram. “Thank you for your beautiful melodies, the time we shared in the studio, playing together as djs or just enjoying life as friends. RIP @avicii.”Calvin Harris called Avicii “a beautiful soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do.” Ellie Goulding wrote that Avicii “inspired so many of us. Wish I could have said that to you in person.”One Direction’s Liam Payne and Dua Lipa also tweeted about the performer.Avicii, a two-time Grammy nominee, won two MTV Europe Music Awards and one Billboard Music Award. His death comes just days after he was nominated for a 2018 Billboard Music Award for top dance/electronic album for his EP “Avicii (01).”Avicii is the subject of the 2017 Levan Tsikurishvil documentary “Avicii: True Stories.”Muscat, where Avicii died, is the capital of the sultanate on the eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula, is a popular vacation destination on the Arabian Sea.___AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy and AP Writer Jon Gambrell contributed to this report. Summary Producer and DJ ‘Avicii’ dead at age 28 ‘It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,’ says publicist statementAvicii was an international star, performing well-known electronic dance songs around the world for die-hard fans Avicii|obitlast_img read more

Markle had a Hollywoodbuthumble youth before roy

first_imgMarkle had a Hollywood-but-humble youth before royalty rang by Andrew Dalton And Marcela Isaza, The Associated Press Posted May 9, 2018 6:53 am PDT Last Updated May 9, 2018 at 7:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Meghan Markle’s road to royalty ran through Hollywood.The American actress set to marry Prince Harry May 19 spent her formative years in the Los Angeles neighbourhood of Hollywood, a more working-class place than its famous name suggests.It was home to the progressive elementary school and Catholic high school where she starred in musicals and got her first lessons in the social activism she says will now be her life’s primary purpose. And it was home to a far more unlikely place for a future royal to be raised — the television studio where she spent afterschool hours with her cinematographer father on the set of the sitcom “Married … With Children.”Those who doted on the show’s shaggy dog have no trouble remembering her even decades later.Melba Farquhar, whose husband, Ralph, was a supervising producer on “Married … With Children,” made a habit of bringing dinner leftovers to Buck, a Briard who became a canine star. Before one Friday night taping she noticed a girl of about 10 watching her with quiet fascination.“This little girl, and it was Meghan, was so interested, she asked me, ‘Are you saving your food for the dog?’” Melba Farquhar told The Associated Press.On a subsequent Friday, Meghan showed up with her own leftovers.“She had saved some of her dinner to give to him, and wanted to know that it was OK if she fed the dog this time,” Farquhar said. “She was just so sweet.”“And now,” Farhquar said in disbelief, “she’s going to be in the royal family.”Most who recall the young girl expressed similar shock that she is now marrying Prince Harry, but say she’s more than prepared for the gravity of her new role, and could transform what it means to be a member of the royal family.“My thought, truly, was ‘he is so lucky. He has no idea,’” said Maria Pollia, a favourite high school teacher of Markle’s. “When you think about the circles that Prince Harry is in, and when you think about the many, many accomplished women that he has known all his life, there is something that I know about Meghan, which is her genuineness, her compassion, her depth, is something that I’m not sure that all of those women share.”Markle’s father, Thomas Markle, is retired and has been living in Mexico. Her mother, Doria Ragland, is a social worker who still lives in Los Angeles. He could not be reached for comment, and she did not respond to interview requests from the AP.Neither has spoken publicly since the engagement was announced, part of a media silence that has also included Markle’s close friends and most of her cast mates on the TV legal drama “Suits,” which aired her final episode last month.Markle’s parents will meet the queen prior to the wedding and will have a special role in the ceremony.They divorced when she was 6, but jointly raised her, and she spent many hours with her father at Sunset Gower Studios, about a mile from each of her schools, where he oversaw the lighting and camera crew for much of the 1987-to-1997 run of “Married … With Children,” a span that saw his daughter grow from 5 to 15.The set was a warm and family-friendly place, crew members said. The lowbrow show itself often was not, reveling in trashiness and toilet humour that made it “a really funny and perverse place for a little girl in a Catholic school uniform to grow up,” Markle told Esquire magazine in 2013.And for Markle, a lifelong dog devotee whose beagle and Labrador mix were the stars of her now-deleted Instagram account, it had the added bonus of Buck.“Tommy used to bring her on the set a lot, and of course she was always hanging around and petting Buck,” said Steven Ritt, the dog’s owner and trainer, who recently gave an interview with a wolfish black pup named Ariel at his feet. “A lot of kids gravitated toward Buck.”Ritt said Markle’s gentle manner made her a natural with animals.“Meghan was always kind of an old soul, even as a child, a little more mature than some of the children around the set at her age,” he said.Old soul or not, she was still a schoolgirl, and when Thomas Markle had to shoot scenes with scantily-clad women and sex jokes, which was often, he wanted her out of sight.“There were a lot of times my dad would say, ‘Meg, why don’t you go and help with the craft services room over there? This is just a little off-colour for your 11-year-old eyes,’” Markle told Esquire. “Just picture me with my curly hair and a gap in my teeth and my little school uniform with Keds on, looking up like, ‘Hi,’ at these very, uh, provocative women. It was a big change from Immaculate Heart Catholic School.”Memories of Markle run deep at the all-girls school, which has a tiny chapel at its centre and sits on a hillside below the American Film Institute.“She was one of those girls that, you’re drawn to her,” said Christine Knudsen head of Immaculate Heart’s theology department, who noticed Markle as an actress on the school stage before getting to know her as a student and leader on school retreats. “For whatever reason she has that special spark.”The school is hosting a tea to celebrate the marriage, along with a viewing party of the wedding that despite a 4 a.m. California start time is expected to draw a big crowd.In plays like the musical “Into the Woods,” often lit by her father who would volunteer, Markle would use the stage in the Immaculate Heart gym to develop the acting chops that would land her a role on “Suits,” joining fellow Immaculate Heart alums-turned-TV-stars Mary Tyler Moore and Tyra Banks.The school emphasized a Catholic ethic of service and social justice, seeking to turn each student into a “woman of great heart and right conscience” — a phrase her former teachers said Markle embodied, though like many of her classmates she was not Catholic.Pollia pushed Markle to overcome an initial timidity and volunteer at a Skid Row soup kitchen, which Markle would do for most of her last two years of school. In interviews nearly 20 years later she shared the advice that Pollia had given her: “Put the needs of others above your own fears.”Markle’s conscience had a head start before she got to Immaculate Heart.While a student at the nearby Hollywood Schoolhouse, Markle objected to a dish soap commercial that included a line that leapt out as sexist even to her 11-year-old self: “Mothers around America are fighting greasy pots and pans.”Markle mounted a letter-writing campaign that got her featured on a Nickelodeon kids’ news show.“I was wondering if you would be able to change your commercial to ‘people all over America,’” Markle wrote in a letter to the Procter & Gamble, which did in fact change the ad’s language.“She always had a sense of confidence and poise, and instead of complaining about something, let’s think about what we might be able to do to change it,” Knudsen said. “I see a lot of Princess Diana in her…. I think she has the ability to really speak to what’s important to her heart, and I think she will.”Markle’s love of dogs may also serve her well in her royal role. It already has, at least in her intimidating first meeting with the queen at Buckingham Palace.“The Corgis took to you right away,” Prince Harry said, looking at a laughing Markle during a joint interview in November. “For the last 33 years, I’ve been barked at,” he said, then gestured to his fiancee. “This one walks in, absolutely nothing. Just wagging tails.”“Just laying down on my feet during tea,” Markle said.___Follow Andrew Dalton on Twitter: https://twitter.com/andyjamesdalton .___For complete royal wedding coverage, visit https://apnews.com/tag/Royalweddingslast_img read more