Day: August 11, 2019

Nevada officials reach out to Dbacks on potential

first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation In Week 1, the Cardinals won a hard fought game against their division rivals, the Seattle Seahawks. “We are coming off a win last week that was big for us, we hung in there and found a way to win, Whisenhunt said. “Now the next challenge for us is to go on the road against a good team.”Whisenhunt hopes that his team is mentally tough and will be able to handle the task at hand. Defensive coordinator Ray Horton called the difficult matchup a “measuring stick game” for the Cardinals. However, safety Kerry Rhodes doesn’t believe that is the case. He already feels that his team is one of the best in the league. “This game just presents another challenge for us,” Rhodes said. “It’s just another chance for us and another opportunity for us to try to get better.” Rhodes said the Patriots are tough to stop because “they have playmakers at every position.” With an abundance of threats on offense, quarterback Tom Brady has a lot of options when he drops back to pass. Defensive End Calais Campbell thinks that the key to the defense’s success is getting pressure on and hitting Brady. “Tom Brady gets rid of the ball really fast, he is a great quarterback, Campbell said. “In order to beat him, that’s what you have to do.” The Arizona Cardinals know that beating the Patriots on the road is a tall task for any team, but they are primed and ready for the challenge. “When you’re going against an opponent that you don’t have a lot of information on from games this year and that you haven’t played in a while, there is always that uncertainty,” Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said. “But our guys have worked hard, they are prepared and that will hopefully allow us to play fast Sunday, and that’s what it’s going to take.” Comments   Share   D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Last week, Brady was only sacked one time in a 34-13 blowout win against the Tennessee Titans. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

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first_img Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Whisenhunt brings up a good point. Each week, Peterson is covering the No. 1 receiver for the opposing team. Braylon Edwards, Wes Welker, Danny Amendola, Percy Harvin and Michael Crabree, just to name a few. Monday night in front of a national audience, Peterson allowed two touchdowns to Michael Crabtree and recorded only three tackles in the 24-3 loss. Despite the sub-par performance, Whisenhunt reiterated that Peterson won’t back down.“He’s a competitor,” said Whisenhunt. “He wants to be the bell cow for that position. He wants to be one of the best in the league, and he’s working hard at it.”Speaking of working hard at it, Whisenhunt said Peterson knows what it takes on-and-off the field to become one of the best in this league.“He’s got all of that, good leadership ability,” said Whisenhunt. “He’s in here at 6 a.m. in the morning meeting with coach Cioffi, and they’re working at it. He wants to be good, and he’s driven.” Coming into the 2012 season, Peterson was expected by many to improve upon his stellar rookie year, when he recorded 64 tackles and two interceptions in 16 games. The 22-year-old may not be a shut-down corner yet, but he has the physical tools and the mental makeup to get there pretty quick. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments   Share   center_img The Arizona Cardinals defense is preparing for another tough test this weekend against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field Sunday. Another tough test on defense also means another key matchup for second-year cornerback Patrick Peterson. Last week, Peterson struggled against the San Francisco 49ers, but head coach Ken Whisenhunt doesn’t doubt Peterson’s abilities or his progress.“We put him in some tough spots,” Whisenhunt said. “We’ve put him on their best player a lot of times this year. Having to flip sides and match up, it’s put him in some tough spots.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Jefferson, in a contract season, has put together his best year so far. The strong safety had 96 tackles, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries coming into the game at Seattle. With Jefferson out, the Cardinals shifted DJ. Swearinger to strong safety and allowed rookie Harlan Miller to see some playing time at free safety.Arians said he was pleased with the performance of Miller.“I’m not sure what direction we will go at with safety. Obviously I was very happy with Harlan, probably screw him up if we coach him,” Arians said.Boggs was replaced by rookie offensive lineman Evan Boehm, who at Missouri played as a center. It was his first action this season for the banged up Cardinals offensive line that did not have Humphries as he was on concussion protocol.“He played really well when he didn’t screw up,” Arians said of Boehm. “It’s just blitzes that he turned guys loose up the middle and that happens real fast when you are at guard.”Arians said that Humphries will not play on Sunday in Los Angeles against the Rams, even if he passes the concussion protocol“I’m not going to jeopardize his future,” Arians said. Comments   Share   Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Tony Jefferson and Taylor Boggs will join a long list of Arizona Cardinals already on injured reserve, and tackle DJ Humphries has already been ruled out.Coach Bruce Arians announced on Tuesday that Jefferson has a sprained knee while Boggs has a shoulder injury. Both players will join Tyrann Mathieu, who was placed on IR last week.“He wasn’t ready to play,” Arians said of Mathieu. “He was hurting the team as much as taking the chance of hurting him. He just wasn’t ready to play.” New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) is tackled by Arizona Cardinals strong safety Tony Jefferson (22) and middle linebacker Kevin Minter (51) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

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Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Jaron Brown (13) pulls in a catch as San Francisco 49ers cornerback Dontae Johnson (36) defends during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Top Stories His best game of the season came in an 18-15 overtime win against the San Francisco 49ers where he made eight receptions for 105 yards on 12 targets.Related LinksArizona Cardinals sign former Giants OL Justin PughFormer Cardinals DB Tyrann Mathieu signs with TexansBrown joined the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2013 after playing college ball at Clemson for four seasons.Brown is the latest name to leave Arizona as fellow wide receiver John Brown agreed to a deal with the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday. Additionally, the Cardinals released safety Tyrann Mathieu and signed quarterbacks Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon and lineman Andre Smith. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 13 Comments   Share   Arizona Cardinals free agent wide receiver Jaron Brown is headed to Seattle on a one-year deal, according to 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Mike Jurecki.The receiver has spent five seasons with the Cardinals, playing in 16 regular season games in all but one season.In 2017, Brown saw his best year yet, catching 31 balls — 20 more than in 2015 and 2016 — for 477 yards and four touchdowns. The ball was also thrown his way a lot more as he had 69 targets in 2017 compared to 22 and 23 the previous two years.last_img read more

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Having recently celebrated their third anniversary

first_imgHaving recently celebrated their third anniversary and the launch of a new website, Secret Retreats have launched ‘Voyage’, a three tier program, that rewards loyalty members with up to 5% cash back among other benefits.Sophie Couturier, Head of Sales and Marketing, believes “it is important to show that our beautiful, boutique properties can also be affordable. Some of the deals listed are quite exceptional, especially in low season, and show tremendous value to our customers.”Reserved only for the Secret Retreats members, is an intranet feature called “Tribe Members.” This creates access for members to share information, swap rooms, exchange staff or chefs for cross-training experiences, or even collaborate on secret recipes. It provides a portal of mutual support enabling discussions related to topics such as operating hotels in remote areas, sustainable practices or marketing.Maintaining their commitment to sustainable tourism, unused points can be redeemed in cash and donated to charities and foundations supported by the Secret Retreats properties.The owner of Misool Eco Resort, Marit Miners, emphasised “It is important for us to be associated with owners who share the same mission and respect the same values.  We (at Misool), have been fighting the battle against shark finning for many years. It would not be acceptable for us to be associated with other properties who do not respect similar attitudes and care for their environment…”last_img read more

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With Get Global having wrapped up on the evening o

first_imgWith Get Global having wrapped up on the evening of Friday, 20 July 2018, the team behind the one-day exhibition are contemplating the areas of success behind the trade event’s second year.Donna Kessler, Co-Founder of Get Global said, “The attendees who registered early enough and were able to catch Lola Berry at our Get Up & Go Breakfast in the ICMI Inspiration Corner, were amazed at how approachable and warm she was. We felt very lucky to have secured Lola through our great partnership with ICMI Speakers and Entertainers. I loved hearing the feedback after her talk – we were all motivated to put down the unhealthy food and reach for a piece of fruit!”ICMI Inspiration Corner at Get Global“I was lucky to see some exceptional speakers during Get Global. Their knowledge, passion and unrivalled experience with some of the most well-known brands in the world, helped not only to break up the day, but gave me lots of inspiration when I returned to work on Monday!” enthused Janelle Maber, Event & Registration Co-ordinator, Isagenix.Barry Markoff, CEO, ICMI Speakers & Entertainers: “ICMI already has a great reputation for sourcing the right speakers for events all around the world, but our partnership with Get Global has shown how speakers of such diverse backgrounds can be integrated into a trade event, sparking many conversations on the exhibition floor, and no doubt back in the office this week!”Lola Berry was followed throughout the day by Contiki Holidays veteran, Mark Carter, corporate motivator and skills trainer, Andrew Klein, Stevan Premutico, founder of restaurant booking tool, Dimmi and former Facebook ANZ CEO, Stephen Scheeler and pocket rocket, Samantha Gash, endurance athlete and social entrepreneur.Former Facebook ANZ CEO Stephen ScheelerGary Bender, co-founder of Get Global, “One of the biggest successes of Get Global 2018 was our partnership with ICMI. They were able to add another dimension to our event and the mix of speakers really created a great deal of talkability during and after the event. The quality of speakers and their chosen topics inspired and motivated me, and certainly all who attended the sessions.”Contiki Holidays veteran, Mark Carter (right)Vanessa Grant, Account Director, 212f, “I loved the concept of the ‘silent disco’ in the speaker corner. As it was located right on the exhibition floor, we were all given Silent Sounds headphones to listen to the speakers. This meant we weren’t disturbed if we were not at the speaker session while trying to have business discussions and vice versa. What a great idea! And made it even more memorable!”Get Global – Where the World Meets, was held at the International Convention Centre, Sydney on Friday, 20 July 2018.last_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter Whether its a signific

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterWhether it’s a significant birthday, anniversary, wedding or milestone celebration, multi-generational family vacations are becoming increasingly popular, and finding a resort equipped to entertain guests of all ages can be tricky… but it needn’t be.With its close proximity and easy airline access from Australia, Bali is an appealing location for the whole family. The luxury integrated AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI, dramatically perched atop a cliff overlooking beautiful Jimbaran Bay, and its sister property RIMBA Jimbaran BALI by AYANA, boast an array of options to entertain everyone – from toddlers to teens, mums, dads and grandparents.All resort guests can access and enjoy the facilities of both AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI and its sister property RIMBA, with 12 swimming pools and waterslides, 19 restaurants and bars and access to the resort’s exclusive white sandy beach, Kubu, at your fingertips. A frequent complimentary shuttle is on hand to ferry guests back and forth between the two properties. There are activities for the whole family to enjoy: get physical with local cycling trails, jogging the resort’s forested pathways or a competitive game of golf. For something more laid back, try your hand at local batik craft, put an apron on for a Balinese cooking class at the resort’s dedicated cooking school, or spend a morning making your very own perfume in the divine L’Atelier Parfums.For a fun family day out, take your taste buds on a gourmet tour of the traditional local markets, discover the catch of the day at the Jimbaran Fish Markets, visit Uluwatu Temple or discover Balinese heritage as you roam through the gardens and statues of GWK Cultural Park.Kids will be kept busy with a schedule of engaging activities at the recently renovated Kids’ Club, which is home to a trampoline, kids’ billiards table, playground equipment, table tennis table, flat screen TV and games consoles. The programs in the Kids Club change daily, with activities ranging from traditional dance, craft, dress-ups and games, to chef-led cooking classes and kite-making & flying. There’s also a babysitting service available upon request.Parents and grandparents in need of some quality down time can bliss out at the Thermes Marins Spa. The spa is  home to one of the world’s largest Aquatonic Pools. Soak in 700 million litres of aqua therapy, while practising Thalassotherapy (using seawater as a healing tool). Thalassotherapy can banish jetlag, relieve symptoms of eczema, psoriasis, back and muscular pain, tension and stress, as well as improve muscle tone, reduce cellulite, improve metabolism and cardiovascular functioning, and even strengthen the immune system.Mealtimes are also made easy by the huge range of options at AYANA, meaning even the pickiest eaters are bound to find something they’ll love. From buffets and barbecues, to steak and seafood, Mexican and specialist afternoon teas – there’s a reason Bali is renowned for its flavoursome food. For traditional Balinese fare, treat the entire family to a captivating Kecak dance performance under the stars during dinner at Kampoeng Bali restaurant. One of the most Instagrammable bars in the world, Rock Bar, BALI is located at AYANA, and hotel guests receive priority access and the best seats in the house for the most spectacular Balinese sunset.Family OffersThe second room at 50% offer allows families to enjoy the perfect mix of privacy and family fun as they spread out over connecting rooms. This deal is valid until 28 December and includes buffet breakfast each day for four people. For more information, go to www.ayana.com/bali/ayana-resort-and-spa/offersHoliday booked 30 days in advance enjoy up to 20% off accommodation as well as a 20% discount on all food and drink at Rock Bar, BALI during your stay period. This promotion is valid until 28 December.See www.ayana.com/bali/ayana-resort-and-spa/offers/accommodation/early-book-ayanaGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter The Estate Yountville

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterThe Estate, Yountville has launched The Villa at The Estate, a luxurious five-bedroom, residence-style suite that opens its doors to travellers and event planners seeking a private, ultra-luxe spaces in Napa Valley.On the same grounds as the luxurious Hotel Villagio and Vintage House, The Villa at the Estate has been designed with elegant entertaining in mind, and features a private pool and jacuzzi, fire and water features and an entertaining and gaming area.The ideal venue for small weddings, family retreats or a romantic couples getaway, The Villa boasts334-square-metres of free-standing private space inclusive of a 67-square-metre master bedroom and fouradditional bedrooms. Both the master and the second largest guest rooms are the only accommodationsin Napa Valley furnished with Hästens 2000T king size beds, which retail for US$40,000 and are hand-stitchedat their factory in Köping, Sweden using the most premium all-natural materials. Furthermore,each guest room has a relaxed, modern-chic design, and its own private five fixture bathroom detailedwith Italian Carrara marble.The Villa at the Estate © Image Credit: Will PryceA Grand Salon is the focal point of The Villa and can be used as the central living and relaxation area.Soaring ceilings flanked by endless walls of windows overlook the secluded pool and private hottub area. The shared gathering space has a living room and entertaining area as well as a Chef’s kitchenincluding state of the art appliances from the Officine Gullo refrigerator which retails for US$25,000 to theexquisite La Cornue oven which retails for US$8,000.Guests of The Villa can request an Estate Chef to curate a personalised menu featuring fresh and locally sourced ingredients for guests to enjoy around the indoor or outdoor dining table that seats up to twelve people. The gathering area also boasts The Estate’s signature Big Bar, which offers a hand-picked selection of local beverages and treats made specifically for guests of The Estate. A designer pool table and range of popular board and card games complete the in-room amenities.The Villa at the Estate © Image Credit: Will PryceThe Villa offers a unique way to enjoy wine country, steps away from Yountville’s most exclusive and innovative tasting rooms. The Villa experience is further amplified with a personalised concierge service to assist with confirming an in-room and around-the-Valley itinerary prior to arrival. With connections to the most in-demandrestaurants, wineries and other destinations in Napa Valley, The Villa Concierge can also set up in-room dining, restaurant reservations in Napa Valley, tasting experiences, car services, spa appointments and more.“The Estate Yountville has developed The Villa to bring the ultimate luxury escape to life and to complement the already elegant and exclusive Yountville,” said Steve Davino, General Manager. “Our guests appreciate the private nature of our 22-acre “estate” setting, and adding The Villa accommodations enables us to offer another level of privacy that many visitors to Napa Valley are seeking, while still being steps away from Washington Street’s famous restaurants and world-renowned tasting rooms. Whether for weddings, a couples retreat or a family getaway, The Villa at The Estate Yountville will rival the best luxury accommodations in the world, right in the centre of the natural beauty of Napa Valley.”More at www.vintagehouse.com and www.villagio.com.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter Railbookers is offering

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterRailbookers is offering a unique new Around the World by Rail holiday, encompassing USA, Europe, Russia, Mongolia, China and Australia.Dubbed a “once-in-a-lifetime journey”, the 57-day adventure covers four continents, 15 countries, more than 20 cities and four U.S. national parks that include some of the greatest train journeys.“For many travellers, it takes a lifetime to experience a journey like this one. But when they join Railbookers, all it takes is a single train holiday,” said John Vavrina, Vice President of Sales for Railbookers. “It is undoubtedly the ultimate bucket list trip to some of the great wonders of the world. We’ve all seen around the world by private jet and cruise ship, but to truly capture the essence of a destination and its diverse landscapes, nothing beats travelling by rail.”Bernina Express, SwitzerlandTravellers will venture from Chicago to Central Park in New York; the Buckingham Palace in London; and the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Guests will experience the lakeside sophistication of Geneva, the Colosseum and Vatican City in Rome, the labyrinth of canals in Venice and Austria’s Imperial palaces.Guests will see the medieval Astronomical Clock in Prague, stroll the 17th-century Nyhavn canal and harbour in Copenhagen, visit Moscow’s symbolic Red Square, travel onboard the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway to Ulaanbaatar and tour the Great Wall and Summer Palace in Beijing.TrenitaliaIn Xi’an and Hong Kong, travellers will visit the famed Terracotta Warriors. Once they reach Perth, Australia, guests will board the Indian Pacific Train for a time-zone-hurdling, ocean-to-ocean adventure to Sydney. Back on U.S. soil, travellers will board Amtrak’s celebrated Southwest Chief and California Zephyr trains to journey to the awe-inspiring South Rim of the Grand Canyon, as well as Zion, Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks.Starting at AU$21,059 per person land-only, the package includes sightseeing tours, skip the line access to several landmarks, walking tours, and daily breakfast, amounting to about AU$380 per day. Included in the price is 42 nights’ hotel accommodation, 1 night aboard a ferry, 5 nights’ onboard overnight train journeys, 3 nights on the Indian Pacific and 3 nights on board Amtrak.Venice Simplon-Orient ExpressThe trip is curated to begin and end in Chicago but travellers can customise any portion of the itinerary. Flights are not included from New York City to London; Hong Kong to Perth; or Sydney to Los Angeles.Enquire with Railbookers for Luxury Upgrade cost on 1300 938 534.More at https://www.railbookers.com.au/holiday/around-the-world-by-rail/Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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