11Aug/19

It felt like the Steelers game it felt like Atla

first_img“It felt like the Steelers game, it felt like Atlanta last year,” he added. “We were flat. Usually, we have Victory Monday but we’ll be in the lab tomorrow.” – / 21 After Arizona head coach Bruce Arians finished his postgame speech following a 19-16 win at San Francisco on Sunday, Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson silenced his cheering teammates.“Hold on! Defense, we’ll be in at 11,” he said before quarterback Carson Palmer broke the huddle. “11 a.m.”#AZCardinals @RealPeterson21 told media that he exercised his powers as team captain and cancelled “Victory Monday” for @AZCardinals defense— Paul Calvisi (@PaulCalvisi) November 30, 2015Arizona’s defense allowed Niners quarterback Blaine Gabbert to connect on 25-of-36 passes for 318 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Defensive coordinator James Bettcher’s crew also allowed San Francisco to rush 17 times for a 3.9-yard average.It wasn’t until safety Tony Jefferson blitzed Gabbert and sacked him in the backfield, setting the defense up to stop a 4th-and-20 that the 49ers were short of converting. Anquan Boldin’s reception ended 18 yards downfield and two yards short of a first down that would have allowed them an opportunity to take the lead late in the fourth quarter.“We lost focus quite a few times during that game,” Jefferson told Arizona Sports 98.7’s Paul Calvisi. “But we knew we couldn’t let that one slip away. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact There won’t be much celebrating for the Arizona Cardinals.Not after they fell short on multiple 3rd-and-1 situations, not after two turnovers only led to two field goals and not after the run game chugged for 2.4 yards per carry, most of which happened before the top two backs on the depth chart left with injuries.That means there will be no “Victory Monday” when the Cards arrive back at their Tempe training facility. There’s a sense of urgency as the team hopes to get back to work quickly following a less-than-impressive game against the 49ers. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires ErrorOK ErrorOKlast_img read more

11Aug/19

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories “I’m not sure, they probably didn’t think I’d be feeling as good as quick as I am, but you know, the main thing is the scenario that they went through last year losing so many people and so many people getting hurt,” Johnson said, “they were probably thinking the roster spot is so important to hold for so long and not knowing how quick I’d be able to get back.”That may be true, at least in part. Even in the best-case scenario, Johnson still would have missed a significant amount of time, and keeping him on the roster would have left the team a little thin while it waited for him to return to the field.Johnson said when the team approached him about the idea he was not quite sure about what going on I.R. would mean, that he was thinking he would be able to come back in time for the playoffs.“But there’s nothing I can do about it right now,” he said. “I understand it’s not about me, it’s about the team, and hopefully we can get to that game.”The entire situation is a tough break for Johnson, who did not arrive with much fanfare but quickly showed he still had plenty left in the tank and could be a valuable player for a team with Super Bowl aspirations. The former Tennessee Titan and New York Jet often spoke of how happy he was in Arizona with all the talent around him and the likelihood that he would get to the playoffs for the first time since 2008, his rookie season. Now, all he can do is watch as his teammates look to pick up where he left off and get to a part of the season where Johnson could play again. At the time of the injury, Johnson ranked fourth in the NFL in rushing yards. He had struggled some during the weeks leading up to that point, running for 247 yards on 85 carries in wins over the Cleveland Browns, Seattle Seahawks, Cincinnati Bengals and 49ers, the game in which he got hurt. But even with that slump and missing the last two weeks, his total of 814 ranks 10th in the league.Since Johnson went out, rookie David Johnson has picked up the slack at running back, tallying 191 rushing yards and another 52 receiving yards with one touchdown in Arizona wins over the St. Louis Rams and Minnesota Vikings.Until he’s able to return — if he’s able to return — Chris Johnson said all he can do is get healthy and be a cheerleader. After all, the only way he gets to play again this season is if his teammates do well without him.However, Johnson admitted it did not necessarily have to be this way. He’s confident the decision to put him on Injured Reserve had more to do with opening up a roster spot than his own health. Not that he’s upset about it, mind you. Just that he’s pretty sure with the way things are going he’ll be able to run outside at some point in the next couple of weeks. Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson (23) warms up before an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact For a player who had been a picture of health over his first seven seasons in the league, it’s an unexpected and unwelcome situation to be in.“It’s crazy, it’s crazy, but even though I got hurt and stuff like that, it wasn’t a good situation, you know it had me down and stuff like that,” Johnson said. “But just what I came back from this offseason, this is nothing compared to what that was. I’ll be alright.”center_img The 30-year-old spoke to reporters for the first time since the injury Tuesday and said at the time the it happened, he did not think it was all that severe.“When I first walked off the field and when they took the X-Ray we didn’t see anything I guess because where I was feeling the pain at, it was lower than where the actual crack was at,” he said. “When we actually flew back and I had gotten back, it had swelled up a bit and I couldn’t even walk on it or whatever.“But ever since then it’s just been rehabbing and just getting back healthy.”Though the injury is season-threatening, it’s not officially season-ending. Johnson is eligible to practice six weeks from when the injury occurred, and could appear in a game two weeks after that. That means, as long as his leg continues to improve, Johnson could get back on the practice field the second week of the postseason, and then be activated for Super Bowl 50.Johnson said he felt good about his prognosis when the MRI revealed no structural or ligament damage, and Tuesday had just come from running in the pool when he stopped to chat. He did not sport a noticeable limp while walking around, and said his leg “feels really good.” Comments   Share   TEMPE, Ariz. — Chris Johnson was one of the best stories of the 2015 NFL season, a player who had gone from a late-training camp pickup to the starting running back for one of the league’s best teams.Then, suddenly, he wasn’t.Johnson suffered a fractured tibia during Arizona’s 19-13 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 12, and within days was placed on the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

11Aug/19

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo “We still have that chip on our shoulder because we know how close we got last year,” defensive tackle Calais Campbell said, referring to the highly disappointing 49-15 loss at Carolina. “It’s a new year; a new opportunity. Going forward, everybody’s goal is to win the Super Bowl, so this is just the beginning. The first step, right here.”Call it Phase 1 of the offseason program.For two weeks Cardinals players will work with strength and conditioning coach Buddy Morris and his assistant, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Roger Kingdom, in the weight room and out on the practice fields.Coaches are not allowed to be present.And it’s voluntary; though it was hard to point out any absences during the 90-minute media availability Monday morning.“Great, 100 percent,” Morris said of the attendance. “This is by far the best year in three years.”Having that many players around—especially early on—is important, according to guard Evan Mathis, one of the many new faces signed this offseason.“It shows that camaraderie, the willingness to all get together and win,” he said. “A lot goes into developing those relationships off the field and in these workouts. Learning how to communicate with each other, hang out with each other, getting to know one another. That really does translate over to the field.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling That desire to get back to the title game and go even further is one of the reasons Mathis decided to join the defending NFC West Division champions. “For this team, going all the way to the NFC Championship last year…having been that far and falling short and that experience, it does wonders for the team,” he said. “I’m looking forward to working with a bunch of guys who are hungry to make it happen.”Several Cardinals players had already been making good use of the facility, but seeing everyone together again Monday brought a big smile to Campbell’s face.“It’s like that first day of school,” he said, sweat dripping off his nose. “Everybody is saying ‘What’s up?’ to each other, ‘Where you’ve been at?’, ‘How you’ve been?’ The only thing that’s different is nobody has their back-to-school outfits. Everybody is in shorts and t-shirts still. It’s a good time, though.” The workouts are tailor-made to each specific player.“Everybody gets a different program based on position because there are positional requirements,” Morris said. “Obviously by default the closer you get to the ball, the stronger you need to be; further away from the ball you get, the faster you need to be. That doesn’t mean our big guys don’t run. That doesn’t mean our skill guys, our fast guys don’t lift weights. The programs are written based on position requirements. They’re also based on individuals. I’ve got a 36-year-old quarterback. I can’t train him like a train a 22-year-old. It’s impossible.”Speaking of Carson Palmer, there he was with fellow quarterbacks Drew Stanton and Matt Barkley working out together.Palmer called the offseason long, though it hadn’t even been three months since he and the Cardinals walked off the field in Carolina, falling one game short of the Super Bowl.“The guys that were here last year and being close and the guys that are coming into this team and seeing how good we were last year realize that we have an opportunity and there’s something special going on here,” Palmer said after throwing a medicine ball up against a wall several times. Arizona Cardinals’ Calais Campbell waves to reporters as he arrives for a news conference at the NFL football team’s training facility Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in Tempe, Ariz. The Cardinals are scheduled to face the Carolina Panthers in the NFC championship game Sunday in Charlotte. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)center_img Comments   Share   2016 starts now! #BeRedSeeRed📷 https://t.co/cVWeJXEYI1 pic.twitter.com/PAejuXtyoD— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) April 18, 2016 Top Stories Welcome back, Palmer👍🏽”It’s good to be back!”#BeRedSeeRed pic.twitter.com/xb3Q8eA0H3— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) April 18, 2016TEMPE, Ariz. – Four days after the release of the schedule and 145 days head of Week 1, the Arizona Cardinals began their offseason strength and conditioning program, marking the unofficial start to the 2016 season.And further distancing them from the NFC Championship Game. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

11Aug/19

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Overall, it seems as though Allen has impressed more than one person with his arm strength at the the combine.A 70-yard teardrop by Josh Allen. First crowd eruption of #NFLCombine2018. Wow. 👀— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) March 3, 2018 Josh Allen is using the NFL Combine to his advantage showcasing his superior size and arm strength alongside fellow quarterback prospects.NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock even went so far to say that Allen compared favorably to Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz.“Physically, what I would tell you, Allen’s got a better arm and he’s a better athlete, believe it or not,” Mayock said to NFL.com.Josh Allen has been quite impressive at the 2018 Combine@WyomingFootball pic.twitter.com/7oTx0s6WEj— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) March 3, 2018 Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, March 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Josh Allen might actually be able to throw it over them mountains.— Raymond Summerlin (@RMSummerlin) March 3, 2018 18 Comments   Share   Proposed addendum to the throwing drills: Quarterbacks throw each other. How far could Josh Allen throw Baker Mayfield?— Doug Farrar (@BR_DougFarrar) March 3, 2018center_img Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Allen had the best scores of all quarterbacks in both the vertical (33.5 inches) and broad jump (119 inches) and the third fastest 40-yard dash time of 4.75 seconds.Related LinksArizona Cardinals 2018 Mock Draft TrackerBut what he might have impressed people the most was when the quarterbacks hit the field in day two of the combine and one of the most impressive throws of the day was Allen’s bomb to Texas A&M wide receiver Christian Kirk.Amazing stuff from Josh Allen at the NFL Combine. Has looked the best out of the first group. Baker, Rudolph and Rosen are in the second group. pic.twitter.com/sjxQbHeEor— Buffalo Sports Talk (@BUFSportsTalk) March 3, 2018Allen has been linked to the Cardinals, who have the 15th pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, in more mock drafts than any other player.After his performance at the combine, analysts are questioning if Allen could be selected by the Browns with the first overall pick.There’s plenty of reasons not to like the idea of Josh Allen to the #Browns. However, he does display some characteristics that are intriguing. As a result, don’t dismiss him as an option in round 1.https://t.co/tkE4rtv2aa— Factory of Sadness (@FanSidedFoS) February 27, 2018 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

11Aug/19

Corey Liuget DT Knee DNP DNP — Out

first_imgCorey LiugetDTKneeDNPDNP—Out To play spoiler against what looks like a playoff contender in the AFC, Arizona can only hope that a few of the five starters that missed the game against Oakland due to injury, will return to full strength.Related LinksThe Consensus Week 12: Cardinals almost unanimously lastDoug & Wolf Week 12 NFL power poll: John Clayton makes his picksBelow is the official Week 12 NFL injury report for both teams. Olsen PierreDTAnkleLimitedLimitedLimitedQuestionable Budda BakerSKneeDNPLimitedLimitedQuestionable Robert NkemdicheDTCalfLimitedLimitedLimitedQuestionable Mason ColeOLBackFullFullFull— Corey PetersDTHeelLimitedLimitedDNPQuestionable Keenan AllenWRFingerFullFullFull— A run of three consecutive games against teams from the AFC West concludes on Sunday when the Arizona Cardinals take on the Los Angeles Chargers.Back-to-back losses to the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders leave the Cardinals with a 2-8 record, tied for the worst in the NFL and playoff aspirations all but dashed.The Chargers are coming off a loss to the Denver Broncos, which snapped a six-game win streak for L.A. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact D.J. HumphriesOTKneeDNPDNPDNPOut PlayerPositionInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status Deone BucannonLBChestDNPDNPDNPOut Melvin GordonRBHamstringFullLimitedLimitedQuestionableBrandon MebaneNTNot injury related—DNPDNPQuestionable Top Stories Joey BosaDEFootFullFullFull— Mike IupatiOLBackFullFullLimitedQuestionable Rudy FordSHeelDNPDNPDNPOut Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Phil DawsonKRight HipLimitedLimitedLimitedQuestionable Daily Practice Designations:DNP-Did Not ParticipateLimited-Limited Participation (Less than 100% of normal repetitions)Full-Full Participation (100% of normal repetitions)(-) (Not listed)Game Status Designations:Out-Will not playDoubtful-Unlikely to playQuestionable-Uncertain if player will play PlayerPositionInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status John PhillipsTEKneeDNPLimitedLimitedQuestionable The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Trevor WilliamsCBKneeLimitedFullFull— Chad WilliamsWRAnkleDNPDNP—Out 1 Comments   Share   Larry FitzgeraldWRNot Injury RelatedDNPFullFull— Austin EkelerRBNeckLimitedFullFull— Antonio GatesTENot Injury RelatedDNPFullFull— Tyrell WilliamsWRQuadricepDNPLimitedLimitedQuestionable Josh BynesLBWrist/HipLimitedLimitedFull—last_img read more

11Aug/19

Etihad Airways will this week begin connecting the

first_imgEtihad Airways will this week begin connecting the Middle East to the Scottish capital with the launch of daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Edinburgh. Edinburgh is Etihad Airways’ first Scottish destination, and its third point in the UK, alongside a triple-daily operation to London Heathrow and double-daily flights to Manchester.The new service is operated with a two-class Airbus A330-200 aircraft, offering a total of 22 seats in Business Class and 240 seats in Economy. It will provide connections through the Abu Dhabi hub to the world’s most attractive holiday destinations and trade centres for the Scottish economy in the Middle East, Indian sub-continent, Asia and Australia.Peter Baumgartner, Chief Commercial Officer for Etihad Airways, said, “Scotland is the natural next step on our growth trajectory in the UK, with strong tourism and business traffic in both directions. We have been impressed by the welcome we have received from Edinburgh Airport and from the Scottish tourism industry. Many local stakeholders have played a part in attracting us to the city and welcoming us here, and we’re confident this service will be a great success. From a business and trade perspective, the UAE is already a primary trade partner for Scotland in the Middle East region. According to figures released at the end of 2014 by the UK’s Office for National Statistics, bilateral trade between the UAE and UK reached more than £12.36 billion in 2013.For leisure customers, Edinburgh is a significant tourist draw. The city is the UK’s largest tourist market outside London, with more than a million arrivals from overseas each year. Significantly, Edinburgh is the second most popular British city for Australians, 8 per cent of whom have Scottish ancestry. Etihad Airways currently connects directly to Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and Melbourne and onward to around 40 further destinations across Australia, through the partnership with Virgin Australia.last_img read more

11Aug/19

Go back to the enewsletter A host of agency owners

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterA host of agency owners and managers have congregated in the thriving metropolis of Shanghai for Express Travel Group’s ninth annual Independent Travel Group and italktravel Forum, with major sponsors Cathay Pacific, Expedia, Wendy Wu Tours and The Travel Corporation providing members with a weekend to remember.The Travel Corporation with Express Travel Group CEO Tom Manwaring [blue pocket square]Adam Schwab, Luxury Escapes; Tom Manwaring; Michelle Black, Viking Cruises.CEO Tom Manwaring opened proceedings with an update on the growth and success of Express Travel Group over the last 12 months. With the addition of 32 new members to the group, it has also seen an increase in passenger numbers and airline revenue of 11% as well as double-digit TTV growth across hotels, cruise and touring.The consistent underlying message from presenters across the conference was of the importance of adaptation to change and the investment in technology to remain at the forefront of the industry. Manwaring pointed out that even with the developments in technology (AI and now AAI), technology will never replace people.“Computers can’t be intuitive, they can know everything about me, expect what I’m going to do next,” he said, “And that is why travel agents are here to stay.”Preferred Supplier Product Marketplace.General Managers Sales & Marketing, Jonathan Nelson, took to the stage to share some big news around the groups new online merchant system, Express Pay. “This is an industry first and exclusive to Express Travel Group. We are the only group to provide members with an ACS-approved online merchant payment system,” Nelson said.Agency Support Centre Manager, Alisha Dopper, then announced the launch of the new Express Rewards loyalty program ‘Elevate’ as well as the revamp of the extensive new Express Academy program, which shows ETG’s ongoing commitment to advanced training methods for members.Saturday night’s much-anticipated gala awards night recognised the ‘best of the best’, with italktravel & cruise Reservoir (Victoria) awarded Agency of the Year for italktravel.italktravel Agent of the Year: italktravel Reservoir: Jan Gott, Hamish McCraken, Express Travel Group’s Jonathan Nelson and Paul Pearman.Bicton Travel (Western Australia) was awarded Agency of the Year for ITG.Independent Travel Group Agency of the Year: Bicton Travel – Jonathan Nelson, Express Travel Group; Dale Wynne and Phil Smethurst and Tom Manwaring, Express Travel GroupThe evening was capped off with the announcement of next year’s new conference format and the bringing together of all ETG brands (Select Travel Group, Independent Travel Group and italktravel) for one annual bigger-and-better conference to be held in Bangkok from 15–18 August 2019.Rosalie Stott, Inflight Travel; Mark Twain, Complex Travel Group and Daniel James, Express Travel Groupitalktravel Maitland, Rutherford & The Junction : Jaclyn Wright, Mark & Julia van Huisstede and Karen JonesNicola Rowlingson, Above & Beyond Travel; Pete Balmer, Cruise & Coach World; John Layton, italktravel & Cruise Bribie Island and Radka Wilson, FlightsuitLead image: itravel GroupGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

11Aug/19

Go back to the enewsletter Luxury travel network

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterLuxury travel network, Virtuoso, has released its 2019 Virtuoso Luxe Report for inspiration. The annual survey taps into the group’s elite force of 17,500 travel advisors from around the world to share their top selections for next year’s most compelling peak experiences.Virtuoso’s nine must-have experiences for 2019 are:Skydive in New Zealand, consistently named one of the world’s top places to jump out of a plane. Skydivers will marvel at stunning views of glaciers, mountains, rainforests and bodies of water such as the Pacific Ocean, rivers and lakes.Cruise the Norwegian fjords to the North Cape to mark the summer solstice on 21 June. In the same year, cruise the Chilean fjords to the South Cape on December 21, enjoying endless daylight in both hemispheres.Travel by luxury rail from Paris to Istanbul on the legendary Venice-Simplon Orient Express. The 10-night journey aboard the restored Art Deco train winds through some of Europe’s most captivating cities, transporting passengers back to the Golden Age of travel.Savour an incomparable culinary experience in Barcelona by dining at Tickets, helmed by the Adrià brothers of El Bulli fame. Travellers wishing to sample Tickets’ playful modern tapas must book two months in advance.Visit the beaches of Normandy in northern France on a river cruise to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day. See where Allied forces landed during the World War II invasion and learn about the heroic operation that led to the liberation of German-occupied France.Take in a Rugby World Cup match in 2019 host country Japan. The timing of the six-week tournament coincides with opportunities to view stunning fall foliage, with leaves changing into vibrant shades of orange, red and yellow.Explore the undersea world by submarine at the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, the first to feature DeepFlight Adventures. Encounter vividly coloured fish, turtles, sharks, dolphins and rays in the Maldives’ only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.Experience absolute totality in a destination with a landscape as close to the moon as you can find on Earth. View the 2019 solar eclipse 2 July with a glamping experience in Northern Chile, then cap off the trip by heading south to wine country.Call on Croatia’s coastal communities from the comfort of a private yacht. Time visits to popular ports such as Dubrovnik, Split and Hvar Island for late afternoon, when crowds from cruise ships have dwindled.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

10Aug/19

More parents are booking flights with their sons a

first_imgMore parents are booking flights with their sons and daughters to embark on a gap year, Gap Year for Grown Ups has said.Lauren Mackay, Gap Year for Grown Ups’ brand manager, said that a number of parents are accompanying their children on their year-long trip abroad before heading off by themselves.”We’re getting quite a few people [that] are travelling together with their traditional gap year son and daughter and then maybe doing part of their trips together and then going off independently,” she said.”People are pushing the boundaries a little bit more, [for] a lot of them either their sons or daughters have gone off to faraway places. It’s almost like: ‘If they can do it, I can do it’.”The Gap Year for Grown Ups brand has enjoyed a 300 percent growth in bookings since 2005, with the majority (61 percent) of its customers aged between 30 and 50.Recent research from One Life Live revealed that over half (54 percent) of the population dream about travelling or volunteering in a different country.According to a recent article by Skyscanner, working or volunteering abroad means that travellers can enjoy a longer break owing to the money they earn or the benefits of free accommodation or food.Furthermore, working holidays offer the chance for travellers to gain local knowledge and learn something new.Read More: Cheap Trip: Working Holidays ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedRecession gives rise to ‘grown-up gappers’Recession gives rise to ‘grown-up gappers’Increasing numbers of Irish students flying to AustraliaIncreasing numbers of Irish students flying to AustraliaGappers encouraged by struggling economyOne in three Brits embarking on a gap year have done so because of the downturn in the economylast_img read more

10Aug/19

Related 6 flights under £45 This weeks top trip

first_img Related6 flights under £45! This week’s top trip picksFrom skiing to summer sun, from London to Hawaii, here’s our pick of the week’s best holiday ideas.Flash sale: Norwegian St Patrick’s Day flight sale to America from £134Norwegian have just announced a huge St Patrick’s Day sale with flights to America from only £134! This four day sale offers 15% off flights in summer from the UK and Ireland. Things you need to know: – These are super limited and end 19 March. Embrace your inner Sonic…7 flights for under £507 great value flights from Skyscanner from just £24 Celebrate the end of January by booking a cheap skiing trip, cheeky city break or some summer sun. Book a bargain break now with flights from just £28 return.1. Shopping in Milan from £28If your spring/summer collection is looking a little threadbare, replenish your wardrobe with a shopping trip. No, not to Lakeside in Thurrock. How about Milan? Where else would you go for retail therapy? As you’re staying in one of the most stylish cities in the world, stay in one of the most stylish hotels. Nhow, located in totally trendy Tortona with its achingly fashionista affordable designer boutiques, oozes style in every room, overflowing with design touches from lobby to shower. And check the lighting: very cool. Remember, we don’t just do flights! Check in to our hotels search to find your perfect stay wherever you’re off to.2. St Patrick’s Day in Dublin from £32Get the party started in style: book your flights now for the ultimate St. Paddy’s Day bash in Dublin. The St. Patrick’s Festival ensures much March madness in the Irish capital. Paint the town green, along with thousands of partygoers in silly hats. The Guinness will undoubtedly be flowing like the Liffey in spate. Go for a long weekend and stay until your hangover wears off, or do Dublin at a quieter time – the craik will of course be good whenever you go.3. Skiing in Slovenia from £39There’s no business like snow business so grab a bargain flight to the slopes while the white stuff is in full effect. If you are a winter sports enthusiast – be it skiing or snowboarding, and not too fussy where you go, save your dosh for your ski pass by finding the cheapest flights going with our Everywhere search. For example, snap up a flight to Slovenia from £39 return – the winter resort of Vogel features in our article on the world’s cheapest ski resorts 2013. Check it out. 4. Spring in Madrid from £43Give yourself something to look forward to – book yourself a spring break. The sun will soon be shining in the Spanish spring, the ideal time to check out classy capital Madrid. Ah, those days when you can sit outside a café, watching the girls and boys go by, and sipping sangria, or possibly something slightly less clichéd. See the sights like the Picasso Museum, or swap the culture for a spot of shopping at famous department store El Cortes Ingles.5. Summer sun on the Costa Blanca from £49Oh sun, where art thou? Probably on the Costa Blanca: Alicante enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine a year, which isn’t too bad. Alicante is the gateway to the ‘white coast’, where seaside resorts offer classic sun, sea and sangria holiday fun. You could combine beach time with a couple of days in Alicante itself. It’s a stylish place with spacious plazas, wide palm tree-lined boulevards and a palpable Mediterranean culture – including some of the best paella on the planet.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

10Aug/19

10 ways to make Economy feel like First Class

first_imgKicking back in a First-Class seat, champagne in hand, is the stuff of traveller dreams. It’s that once-in-a-lifetime, bucket-list ticket that’s always just out of reach. But why should that level of luxury be reserved for the ultra-wealthy? Use these 10 hacks and your Economy seat can rival budget-busting First Class any day. Fake it till you make it, right? Thought the world’s best airline lounges were only for the celebs? Think again. You can now bag yourself a pass for a lot less than you think. With more than 1,000 airport lounges around the world, there’s plenty to take advantage of for a one-off fee. Apps like Priority Pass and LoungeBuddy are a great place to start. Why spend your holiday money on that airport breakfast and mortgage-worthy bottle of water when you can put it towards a lounge pass and get all your food included? If the airline offerings aren’t your cup of tea – and let’s be honest, they’re not quite Michelin-star standard yet – bring your own gourmet meal with you. With departure lounges offering so many food outlets, stock up before you board. And why not order a little glass of bubby or your favourite tipple for some added indulgence (but remember, you can’t drink your Duty Free alcohol on board)? Lip balm – apply a balm every hour to stop your lips from cracking. A petroleum jelly like Vaseline is great for dabbing on other areas of dry skin too.Face and hand cream – save on your liquid allowance and get a small gentle face cream that’ll work for your hands as well.Face wipes – If you wore make-up to the airport, a face wipe is the quickest and easiest way to remove it at the start of the flight. You’ll save it from smudging all over your face when you fall asleep and your skin will thank you for it when you land.Gel eye patches or a sheet face mask – an easy way to add a touch of luxury to proceedings without breaking the bank. Don’t worry about how terrifying you may look to your fellow flyers – you won’t ever see them again, and they’ll no doubt remember you as the one with the radiant pre-holiday skin.Eye drops – watching the latest blockbusters, reading and sleeping, along with the dry air can take its toll on your eyes. A couple of refreshing eye drops can wake you up ready for the next movie.Tooth brush and toothpaste – if you’re flying overnight or on a long-haul trip, you don’t need to abandon your normal routine. A quick brush will make a huge difference to how you feel. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Even with the best preparation, we know an Economy seat won’t quite match up to the luxury that awaits in First Class, but there’s still a chance you can get there without paying. We’re not suggesting you storm the plane and demand your rightful place, but we have done our research. Simply asking for an upgrade and being loyal to your airline can both do the trick. Read our 10 ways you can get bumped up to business and fingers crossed, you’ll be soaring in style without the price tag one day soon. Find space somewhere new Just because you’re not up front with the generousleg room doesn’t mean you can’t get a good seat. So which one is the best seatfor you? 9. BYOF (Bring Your Own Food) If you’re ready to snooze… pop on your noise-cancelling headphones and opt for a window-seat near the front of the plane. If you’re by the window you won’t get disturbed by other passengers wanting to get in and out. The front of the plane is also quieter as the engines are located under the wings, further down the plane.If you’re all about the extra legroom… you probably already know to pick an aisle seat, but the emergency exit rows are the golden tickets with the most space. On many planes the ‘bulkhead’ rows are worth checking out too. These are the seats directly behind any walls and curtains that split up the plane. There are no seats in front of you, so no one will be reclining into your face. Bonus.If you want the best service… go for an aisle seat towards the back of the plane, where you’ll normally find the flight attendants. If you call for their attention, they’ll be with you before anyone else.And if you still want another seat… don’t forget to have a look around when you’re on board. Sometimes you’ll find whole rows are empty and let’s face it, three seats are better than one. You’ll be able to lift up the armrest and potentially lie down across a full row. So keep your eyes open and ask the cabin crew if you can move – who knows, they might even take you to First Class… 1. Get off to a flying start The pamper kitessentials: Find cozy places to stay Key things toremember: 3. Bag the best seat Related20 top airport tips: How to stay calm and save time at the airportA weekend city break, a big family holiday, or a last minute business trip: whatever the reason you find yourself stressed out at the airport, here are a few insider tips from Skyscanner’s seasoned travellers. From secrets on how to jump the check-in queue to how to get an upgrade.…The Art of Australian Hospitality – why you should choose Qantas for your next long-haul flightIn partnership with You don’t need to go all the way to the Land Down Under to experience Aussie hospitality – as soon as you step foot on a Qantas flight you’ll be treated to plenty of Antipodean charm. With a state-of-the-art aircraft, delicious in-flight meals and fantastic rewards for…Eight clever ways to make your airport time luxuriousDon’t let your departure become a chore. These airport treats are inexpensive and easy to organise: and they’ll get your holiday started long before you board your flight. 5. Pack a travel pillow As more people travel with small, hand-luggage suitcases, airlines often ask flyers to put their bags in the hold. Ideally, you’ll want your luggage in the overhead locker, so you can keep all your luxuries close to hand, and more importantly, to keep the space by your feet free. This is essential for your comfort. Don’t cram it full of bags and luggage and deny yourself the legroom. 2. Dress (not) to impress Get inspired – search ‘everywhere’ There are three important things to remember when flying: comfort, comfort and comfort. If you want to achieve the comfort of First Class, we’re talking elasticated waistbands, stretchy materials, sexy flight socks and fluffy jumpers. But if you don’t want to turn up to the airport in your PJs, we understand. Instead bring a comfy set of clothes and get changed once you’re onboard. 6. Give yourself some space Comfort – it seems obvious, but don’t just go for the most stylish or  affordable pillow on the market. If it doesn’t make you feel like you’re floating on a cloud, skip it. Don’t be afraid to go into a shop and try them out for yourself rather than ordering one online.  Longevity – if you’re a frequent flyer, invest in something that’s going to be with you for the long-haul.Compactness – travelling with a pillow doesn’t seem like the most space-saving travel hack, especially with so many budget airlines only accepting one item of hand luggage. If you’ve got to pack it away and carry it on your travels, it’s worth looking for styles that deflate, or fold up small.Mode of transport – are you going to be using it for that epic (but long) road trip or on a scenic train journey across the UK? Think about all the uses for your travel pillow and make sure it’s suitable for every eventuality. Road trip anyone? 7. Put on a show And if you want the best deals on those premium seats, search flights right here. 8. Treat your feet On a long-haul flight, the last thing you want is for your feet to swell up in uncomfortable shoes. Give them some breathing space, kick off your shoes and switch them for some warm and fluffy socks or your favourite slippers. You can then tuck your feet onto your seat and get really comfortable, like they’re no doubt doing in First Class. The quality of in-flight entertainment has skyrocketed in the last couple of years, but if you just want to watch the next episode of your new favourite series, then do it. Download those episodes and movies to your own device before you travel and binge-watch the flight away – just make sure they’re fully charged before you set off. Or, pay a small fee to use in-flight WiFi so you’ll feel like you’re right back in the comfort of your own home (well, nearly). 4. Pamper yourself 10. Try your luck Explore the world Now you’re sitting comfortably, it’s time to settle in. A few simple essentials can really amp up the luxury in your Economy seat. It’s no secret that recycled plane air wreaks havoc with your skin so fighting it before it gets out of hand is always a good idea. Go on, treat yourself to those lavish miniatures in Duty Free. We’re just not meant to sleep sitting upright, but when a 10-hour flight awaits you, you need to be prepared. Those free cushions don’t cut it and they won’t give you the support your neck needs. If you suffer from lower back pain, you may want to consider a lumbar cushion for the small of your back too. 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10Aug/19

Phuket Thailand – Reported by Elite Traveler the

first_imgPhuket, Thailand – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineAndara Resort & Villa Phuket, a new luxury hideaway owned by Dr. Allan Zeman, recently opened on Phuket’s prestigious Millionaires Mile. The private beachside resort is nestled in the lush tropical hillside above Kamala Beach on the pristine west coast of the island, with views over the Andaman Sea.With Thai-inspired design and dramatic landscaping, Andara Phuket has 26 Pool Villas and 37 Residential Suites, most with a private pool or rooftop jacuzzi. Pool Villas have three to six bedrooms, with the bedrooms opening directly onto the breathtaking ocean vista, and offer the finest views of the entire resort. Ensuite facilities include indoor and outdoor showers and bathtubs, while living and dining areas are designed for entertaining or relaxing. Pool Villas have a private housekeeper and Thai Chef.The one- to four-bedroom Andara Residence Suites feature luxurious bedrooms accompanied by beautifully-appointed bathrooms with sunken bathtubs and rain showers. The suites come complete with a western kitchen, spacious living and dining areas, and stunning Andaman Sea views.The resort also has a spa with six treatment rooms that offers traditional Thai massage, Ayurveda, Swiss, Javanese and Swedish massage, as well as a variety of scrubs, detox and body treatments; two customized Italian-designed private motor yachts that can take guests on excursions including sunset cruises to Phi Phi Island and overnight trips to the Similan Islands; Silk Restaurant & Bar serving Thai cuisine under the watchful eye of now-famous Chef Ooy; and Fastrack Airport Service, a seamless airport service that enables guests to bypass lines as they are whisked through the formalities by staff to their limousine.For information or reservations call 66-76-338-777, email reservations@andaraphuket.com or visit www.andaraphuket.com.last_img read more

10Aug/19

NEW YORK NY – When Rihanna attended this weeks

first_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – When Rihanna attended this week’s glitzy Met Gala, she was actually returning to the scene of the crime.The Grammy-winning singer had earlier shot a spinoff of the “Oceans” film franchise that centres on a heist at the annual Met Gala.The memory was particularly amusing for Rihanna, who attended the real gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday dripping in pearls and crystals in a Maison Margiela by John Galliano mini-dress, ornate robe and beaded papal headgear.“I’ve been to the Met Gala so many times, so every time we talk about the Met Gala it was quite a bit of humour for me. But it was also really nice to shoot a scene in the actual Met museum. So you’ll see that this summer,” Rihanna said Thursday.“Ocean’s 8,” starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson and Mindy Kaling, comes out June 8.She may have been wearing expensive clothes at the gala, but the Barbados-born Rihanna is these days celebrating the launch of her new lingerie line, Savage X Fenty.“Savage was such a natural outlet for me because I enjoy lingerie. I’m a woman. I like to have fun. And coming from my culture we love to express our freedom and embrace our bodies, and there’s such a thing about that that’s still in me,” she said.The line, which takes its name from Rihanna’s last name Fenty and debuts Friday, is available with an extensive range of sizes from XS to 3XL, and bras from 32A up to 44D. The lingerie is also affordable, which is important to her.“When it when you see a bra that’s $300, it kind of hurts you because, as much as you love it, you’re thinking if that’s just the bra then I can’t get the panty. Then you have to choose. It deters you from buying it because you want to have both. You want to have both,” she said.“Women really come in so many different shapes sizes that it’s such a beautiful thing. You want everyone to feel like they have something for them,” Rihanna said.___Online: https://www.savagex.com___Follow John Carucci at http://www.twitter.com/jacarucci by John Carucci, The Associated Press Posted May 11, 2018 8:16 am PDT Last Updated May 11, 2018 at 9:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Why Rihanna got a criminal sense of deja vu at the Met Galacenter_img Singer and fashion icon Rihanna appears at an event to promote her new lingerie brand Savage X on Thursday, May 10, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Carucci) last_img read more

10Aug/19

Richard N Goodwin White House speech writer dea

first_imgRichard N. Goodwin, White House speech writer, dead at 86 NEW YORK, N.Y. – Richard N. Goodwin, an aide, speechwriter and liberal force for the Kennedys and Lyndon Johnson who helped craft such historic addresses as Robert Kennedy’s “ripples of hope” and LBJ’s speeches on civil rights and “The Great Society,” died Sunday evening. He was 86.Goodwin, the husband of Pulitzer Prize winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, died at his home in Concord, Massachusetts. According to his wife, he died after a brief bout with cancer.“It was the adventure of a lifetime to be married for 42 years to this incredible force of nature_the smartest, most interesting, most loving person I have ever known. How lucky I have been to have had him by my side as we built our family and our careers together surrounded by close friends in a community we love,” said Doris Kearns Goodwin.Richard Goodwin was among the youngest members of John F. Kennedy’s inner circle and among the last survivors. Brilliant and contentious, with thick eyebrows and a mess of wavy-curly hair, the cigar-smoking Goodwin rose from a working class background to the Kennedy White House before he had turned 30. He was a Boston native and Harvard Law graduate who specialized in broad, inspirational rhetoric — top JFK speechwriter Theodore Sorensen was a mentor — that “would move men to action or alliance.”Thriving during an era when few feared to be called “liberal,” Goodwin also worked on some of Lyndon Johnson’s most memorable domestic policy initiatives, including his celebrated “We Shall Overcome” speech. But he differed with the president about Vietnam, left the administration after 1965 and would later contend — to much debate — that Johnson may have been clinically paranoid. Increasingly impassioned through the latter half of the ’60s, he co-wrote what many regard as then- Sen. Robert Kennedy’s greatest speech, his address in South Africa in 1966. Kennedy bluntly attacked the racist apartheid system, praised protest movements worldwide and said those who speak and act against injustice send “forth a tiny ripple of hope.”Goodwin’s opposition to the Vietnam conflict led him to write speeches in 1968 for Kennedy and to manage the presidential campaign for anti-war candidate Sen. Eugene McCarthy. But McCarthy faded, Kennedy (“My best and last friend in politics,” Goodwin wrote) was assassinated and Republican Richard Nixon was elected president. Goodwin never worked for another administration, although he and his wife were fixtures in the Democratic Party and he continued to comment on current affairs for Rolling Stone, The New Yorker and other publications. In 2000, he was called upon for one of the least glamorous jobs in speechwriting history: Al Gore’s concession to George W. Bush after a deadlocked race that ended with a 5-4 Supreme Court decision in Bush’s favour.Goodwin was admired for his rare blend of poetry and political savvy, and criticized for being all too aware of his talents. Even one of his supporters, historian and fellow Kennedy insider Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., would say that he “probably lacked tact and finesse.” But Schlesinger also regarded Goodwin as the “archetypal New Frontiersman” of JFK’s brief presidency.“Goodwin was the supreme generalist,” Schlesinger wrote in his Pulitzer Prize-winning “A Thousand Days,” published in 1965, “who could turn from Latin America to saving the Nile Monuments, from civil rights to planning a White House dinner for the Nobel Prize winners, from composing a parody of Norman Mailer to drafting a piece of legislation, from lunching with a Supreme Court Justice to dining with Jean Seberg — and at the same time retain an unquenchable spirit of sardonic liberalism and unceasing drive to get things done.”Richard Naradof Goodwin was born in Boston on Dec. 7, 1931, but spent part of his childhood in suburban Maryland, where he would recall being harassed and beaten because he was Jewish. His enemies only inspired him. He graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University, at the top his class from Harvard Law School, then clerked for Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, the first of a series of powerful men Goodwin worked under.His road to Kennedy’s “Camelot” began not with an election, but with the corruption of TV game shows. He was an investigator in the late ’50s for the Legislative Oversight Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives, which helped reveal that the popular “Twenty One” program was rigged. Goodwin’s recollections were adapted into the 1994 film “Quiz Show,” directed by Robert Redford and featuring Rob Morrow as Goodwin, who was one of the producers. The film received four Academy Award nominations, including for best picture, but was criticized for inflating Goodwin’s role in uncovering the scandal.His efforts were noticed by Kennedy, then a U.S. senator from Massachusetts and aspiring presidential candidate. Goodwin was hired to write speeches for the 1960 race, advised Kennedy for his landmark television debates with Nixon and held a number of positions in the administration, from assistant special counsel in the White House to an adviser on Latin America. After Kennedy’s assassination, in 1963, Goodwin was urged — implored — to stay on by the new president: “You’re going to be my voice, my alter ego,” Goodwin remembered Lyndon Johnson saying.There was constant tension between Johnson, a Texan, and the “Harvards” around Kennedy, but Goodwin initially had strong influence. He was assigned key policy speeches, including the 1964 address at the University of Michigan, when Johnson outlined his domestic vision of a “Great Society.” Johnson’s 1965 civil rights speech to a joint session of Congress, written by Goodwin on less than a day’s notice and in the wake of the bloody marches in Selma, Alabama, ended with an exhortation that drew upon the language of the protest movement and reportedly left the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and others in tears.“Their cause must be our cause too,” Johnson said. “Because it is not just Negroes, but all of us who must overcome the crippling legacy of bigotry and injustice. And we shall overcome.” by Hillel Italie, The Associated Press Posted May 21, 2018 7:07 am PDT Last Updated May 21, 2018 at 9:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img FILE – In this May 29, 2010, file photo, author Richard Goodwin receives a Doctor of Humane Letters honorary degree from Trustee Edward Collins during commencement ceremonies at UMass-Lowell at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Mass. Former White House aide and speechwriter Goodwin has died. He died Sunday, May 20, 2018, at his home in Concord, Mass. His wife, the historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, said he died after a brief bout with cancer. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm, File) last_img read more

10Aug/19

by The Associated Press Posted Nov 20 2018 6

first_img by The Associated Press Posted Nov 20, 2018 6:58 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Peter Simon, Martha’s Vineyard photographer, dies at 71center_img OAK BLUFFS, Mass. — Peter Simon, a longtime photographer on Martha’s Vineyard, has died at the age of 71.Family friend Mirabai Bush says Simon died Sunday of cardiac arrest at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He had also battled lung cancer.Simon was the brother of singer Carly Simon, who also lives on the iconic Massachusetts island.The Martha’s Vineyard Times reports that Simon was working for the newspaper as a freelance photographer at the time of his death.Simon spent his career photographing both celebrities on the island as well as everyday people.In the spring, he relaunched Vineyard Scenes, which featured photographs from local events and fundraisers.Simon, who also worked for the Vineyard Gazette, published several books and a yearly calendar with scenic island landscapes.The Associated Presslast_img read more

10Aug/19

by The Associated Press Posted Mar 14 2019 9

first_img by The Associated Press Posted Mar 14, 2019 9:07 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Key moments in the case against actor Jussie Smollettcenter_img CHICAGO — “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett told Chicago police in January that two men physically attacked him and yelled racial and homophobic slurs. Some key moments in the story:Jan. 22— Smollett, who is black and gay and plays the gay character Jamal Lyon on the Fox TV show, receives a racist and homophobic threatening letter at the Chicago studio where “Empire” is filmed. Police later say that they believe Smollett sent the letter himself.Jan. 29— Smollett tells police he was attacked by two masked men in downtown Chicago while walking home from a Subway sandwich shop at 2 a.m. He says the men beat him, used racial and homophobic slurs, poured an unknown substance on him and wrapped a noose around his neck before fleeing. Police say Smollett also told detectives the attackers also yelled he was in “MAGA country,” an apparent reference to President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan that some Trump critics have decried as racist and discriminatory.Jan. 30— Police say they’ve reviewed hundreds of hours of surveillance camera footage, including of Smollett walking downtown, but none shows the attack. Police obtain and release images of two people they would like to question, calling them “persons of interest.”— Reports of an assault on Smollett draw outrage and support for him on social media from some politicians and celebrities.Jan. 31— Trump tells reporters at the White House that he saw a story the night before about Smollett, saying, “It doesn’t get worse, as far as I’m concerned.”— Smollett’s family issues a statement calling the attack a racial and homophobic hate crime. They say he “has told the police everything” and “his story has never changed,” disputing accusations levelled on social media that he had been less than co-operative and changed his story.Feb. 1— Smollett issues a statement telling people he’s OK and thanking them for their support. He says he’s working with authorities and has been “100 per cent factual and consistent on every level.”Feb. 2— Smollett, who is also an R&B singer, gives a concert in West Hollywood, California, opening with an emotional speech in which he said he had to play the show because he couldn’t let his attackers win.Feb. 12— Police say Smollett turned over some, but not all, of the phone records detectives requested as part of their investigation. Police say the heavily redacted files aren’t sufficient. Smollett says he redacted information to protect the privacy of contacts and people not relevant to the attack.Feb. 13— Chicago police pick up two men they identify as Nigerian brothers at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on their return from Nigeria after police learn at least one worked on “Empire.” Police question the brothers and search their apartment.Feb. 14— Police say local media reports that the attack against Smollett was a hoax are unconfirmed.— Producers of “Empire” dispute media reports that Smollett’s character, Jamal Lyon, was being written off the show.Feb. 15— Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the two “persons of interest” are now considered suspects. He says the men are in custody but have not been charged with a crime.— Police release the two men without charges after arresting them on suspicion of assaulting Smollett and holding them for nearly 48 hours. Guglielmi says the two are no longer considered suspects and that investigators have new evidence to consider as a result of questioning them.Feb. 16— Police say the investigation has “shifted” after the questioning of the two brothers and that they’ve requested a follow-up interview with Smollett. Smollett’s lawyers say the actor feels “victimized” by reports that he played a role in the assault.Feb. 19— Police investigate a tip that on the night Smollett reported being attacked, he was in an elevator at his apartment building with the two Nigerian brothers. Police later dismiss the tip, saying it’s not credible based on video evidence.— Chicago’s top prosecutor, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, recuses herself from the investigation. Her office says the decision was made “out of an abundance of caution … to address potential questions of impartiality based upon familiarity with potential witnesses in the case.” Foxx later says the reason for the recusal is that she had conversations with a Smollett family member after the incident was reported in late January.Feb. 20— Police say Smollett is officially suspected of filing a false police report by claiming he was attacked and that a grand jury was being presented with evidence from detectives and hearing testimony from the two brothers.— Police say the Cook County State’s Attorney has charged Smollett with disorderly conduct for filing a false police report and that detectives had reached out to Smollett’s attorneys to arrange his surrender.Feb. 21— Police say Smollett turned himself in to face a felony charge of disorderly conduct, which could bring up to three years in prison.— Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says Smollett staged the attack because he was unhappy with his salary and wanted publicity to further his career. Investigators say they have a $3,500 check that Smollett used to pay the brothers to help him.Feb. 22— Producers of “Empire” say Jussie Smollett’s character will be removed from the final two episodes of this season.March 7— The grand jury returns a 16-count indictment charging Smollett with filing a false police report.March 14— Smollett pleads not guilty during a hearing in which Judge Steven Watkins is assigned to oversee the case, including the trial.___Check out the AP’scomplete coverage of the Jussie Smollett case.The Associated Presslast_img read more

10Aug/19

FILE In this Sept 9 2009 file photo director

first_img FILE – In this Sept. 9, 2009, file photo, director George Romero arrives for the screening of the film “Survival Of The Dead” at the 66th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. The University of Pittsburgh is getting a spooky addition: the archives of late iconic filmmaker George A. Romero. His horror flicks date back to the 1968 film “Night of the Living Dead,” and many consider him the godfather of zombie cinema. The archives will be available to scholars, students and filmmakers and include the original annotated “Night of the Living Dead” script and a foam latex zombie head. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File) by The Associated Press Posted May 17, 2019 2:14 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email University gets horror filmmaker George Romero’s archives PITTSBURGH — The University of Pittsburgh is getting a spooky addition: the archives of late iconic horror filmmaker George A. Romero.Romero’s horror flicks date back to the 1968 film “Night of the Living Dead,” and many consider him the godfather of zombie cinema.The university announced the acquisition this week.The archives will be available to scholars, students and filmmakers and include the original annotated “Night of the Living Dead” script and a foam latex zombie head.University officials say the collection will be used to build an international resource for the study of horror and science fiction.Romero came to Pittsburgh in the late 1950s to study graphic art.He launched his career with commercials and shorts, including work for Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.Romero died in 2017.The Associated Presslast_img read more

10Aug/19

March 24 2017PR Coordinator SeanPaul VonAncken a

first_imgMarch 24, 2017PR Coordinator Sean-Paul VonAncken and maintenance manager Jeff Fisher are having fun putting lightbulbs into lightstrings in preparation to a wedding.[photos by Sue Kirsch]The strings of lights were installed in the Vaults.More to come.last_img

09Aug/19

Realistic proposals needed at Sunday dinner says Anastasiades

first_imgWhat needs to be decided at Sunday’s dinner with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci is the recommencement of the settlement negotiations with realistic proposals that would serve Cypriots and not third countries, President Nicos Anastasiades said on Saturday.Speaking to members of the press following a service at Ayios Ioannis cathedral in Nicosia to commemorate the anniversary of the start of the Eoka struggle for independence in 1955, he said the Greek Cypriot side has been trying for 43 years to reach a settlement solution taking into consideration the concerns of the Turkish Cypriots.The two leaders are to meet on Sunday for an unofficial dinner in an attempt to re-start stalled negotiations after their abrupt halt in February following the tension caused after the House vote for schools to mark the 1950 Greek Cypriot referendum for union with Greece.Commenting on the reported conditions set by the Turkish Cypriot side on the recommencement of the talks concerning a new road map and a change in the procedure followed thus far, the president said that those who may suggest such a thing, “if they truly feel the need to speed up the procedure of seeking a settlement will have to come (to the negotiations table) the soonest and away from any preconditions”.The other side, he said, must realise that supporting a settlement solution should not only be in words but in actions too.“With proposals that is, that respond to the creation of a modern state that would not overlook the rights of justified concerns of any of its citizens,” the president said.“What needs to be decided tomorrow, if we all share the same goal, is for the talks to resume immediately with realistic proposals that serve the people of Cyprus – Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, and not the interests of any third country,” he said.As regards the anniversary of the start of the Eoka struggle for independence on April 1, 1955, the president said this is a historic day and that the presence of the government in the events taking place “is nothing but a proof of the honour the state owes to those who gave their lives, to those who fought, tortured, made sacrifices in order to get rid of the English yoke and gain our freedom.“No one can ignore this day, because as a result of that struggle, the Republic of Cyprus was established which everyone ought to respect,” he said.The efforts made today, following the tragic events of 1974, he said, aim at the evolution of the Republic of Cyprus to a federal structure based on the principles and values of the European Union, of the international law and of the EU acquis.Greece’s Defence Minister Panos Kammenos, who arrived on the island especially as the representative of the Greek government said that Greece and Cyprus “staying true to the principles of democracy and to the application of international law, are becoming the pillars of stability that will assist in the wider problems of the region”.You May LikeTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more