Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The Arizona Cardinals finished the 2013 season as one of the hottest teams in the league. The Cardinals finished 7-2 over the final nine games with their only two losses coming by a field goal to a pair of playoff teams in Philadelphia and San Francisco. In addition, Arizona is the only team in two seasons to defeat the Seattle Seahawks at home with a 17-10 win in Week 16.It’s not all sunshine for the Cardinals, as we know locally. PFT also points out the humongous losses in the linebacking corps caused by Karlos Dansby’s free agent exodus to Cleveland and Daryl Washington’s year-long drug suspension.But overall, they’re pretty optimistic.The Arizona Cardinals should be legitimate contenders for a playoff spot this season if they can recapture the momentum they finished with in 2013. The Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers will enter the season as the favorites to win the division, but the Cardinals aren’t far behind.The Cardinals will report to training camp in Glendale July 25 and open their preseason schedule against the Houston Texans Saturday, Aug. 9 at University of Phoenix Stadium. 0 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img People love football.People also love lists.So in order to fill the void of actual football on the calendar from February to September, there are a lot of football-related lists published online.ProFootballTalk.com is rolling out their preseason power rankings one team at a time, and finally, we’ve got an appearance by the Arizona Cardinals.The Cardinals check in just outside the top ten, coming in at No. 11. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories last_img read more

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first_img“Basically we aren’t anything right now,” safety Tony Jefferson said. “It’s a new year, everybody’s 0-0. Everybody has the same goal. So, together as a team we’ve just got to build the chemistry again and do what we’ve got to do.”Bigger or smaller, just play wellJefferson said an offseason goal of his was to lose weight, which he did.“Got my body fat down 5 percent as well, so feeling really good,” he said.Meanwhile, Deone Bucannon said he added about eight or nine pounds. That story can be read here.David Johnson’s show?David Johnson is entering camp as one of the most popular players in the NFL, especially in fantasy football circles.Attention leads to pressure, and that’s fine with him.“It’s good to hear,” Johnson said. “I’ve always been confident in myself and it’s good to finally hear people are looking at me to help out the team and expecting a lot out of me.“I like the pressure. I believe I have great coaches and great teammates that are helping me stay level-headed, helping me stay focused on the team. The biggest thing is the team and bouncing back from last year.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo “Reggie came in an army truck, tanks — Reggie had a grand entrance every year,” he said. “But that was nice of Michael (Bidwill) to bring Pat in on his new helicopter.”“That’s big time right there,” running back David Johnson said of Peterson’s ride.The contractTyrann Mathieu’s return to health as well as his contract status will both be big topics throughout camp. The defensive back took some time to address his situation Thursday afternoon, and our own Craig Grialou has the story here.Expectations? That’s coolNo doubt more will come of this as camp goes on, but it’s hard not to hear all the talk about how the Cardinals are one of the best teams in the NFL and a favorite to reach the Super Bowl.For Arians, that’s fine.“That’s great, that’s nice,” he said. “It helps solidify what you’re telling (the players). You’ve obviously earned the right, now, to be considered a good football team, somebody they’re picking in the top five or six.“Now it’s your job to show up and do it.”If the Cardinals are a bit high on themselves already, there’s no sign of it so far. Run test ✅More from today » https://t.co/Hs4MaCnd7c pic.twitter.com/IuPPqKMphw— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) July 29, 2016Talk about making an entranceCornerback Patrick Peterson arrived at training camp via helicopter. Really, he did.Arians was asked if he had ever been around a player who used something like that to get to camp, and he pointed to former Colts receiver Reggie Wayne. Kerwynn Williams, Stepfan Taylor, Chris Johnson and John Brown go through the conditioning test at Cardinals training camp July 28, 2016. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling At any rate, it was the unofficial beginning of 2016 Cards Camp, and while there isn’t really a ton to talk about, there were a few noteworthy things to come from the day.The GoodEveryone who ran Thursday passed, according to head coach Bruce Arians.The Bad (or in this case, the injured)– First-round pick Robert Nkemdiche was spotted in a walking boot, so he obviously did not participate in the run test. Arians said he suffered a sprained ankle a couple days ago, and is viewed as being day-to-day.– Cornerback Justin Bethel, who was placed on the PUP list Tuesday, apparently suffered a setback in his rehab from foot surgery.“So it’s just a matter of pain tolerance still,” Arians said.NotableCoach Bruce Arians said John Brown will get a look at punt returner.A highlight (because people running can be exciting?) Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Johnson figures to be the team’s lead running back, though Arians, when asked if the second-year pro is likely to see about 60 percent of the carries, was unwilling to predict that kind of a number.“That will go game-to-game — if he’s hot, he’s staying in there,” he said. “But there’s no script right now of whose toting the ball and how many times.”Super Bowl, then gone?Arians was asked if it would be difficult not to walk away from the NFL if his team won the Super Bowl this season.“I’ve never even thought about it, but I would probably be more apt to try to get two,” the 63-year-old coach said. Comments   Share   GLENDALE, Ariz. — The first training camp practice will be Friday, but Thursday the Arizona Cardinals gathered as a team for the annual conditioning test.To pass, players had to run different lengths of the field at different intervals. Not surprisingly, linemen did not seem to have to go nearly as far as other players, though if we’re being honest, most of us probably couldn’t handle what even the linemen were asked to do.last_img read more

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Can someone teach Ronde Barber the names of the pl

first_imgCan someone teach Ronde Barber the names of the players? Do some homework… #AZvsLA #NFL #WhoIsKarlosDunlop— Masked Blogster (@MaskedBlogster) October 22, 2017 So, if we’re guessing, the only confusion is their first name, which sounds the same but is spelled differently.But nobody is giving Barber the benefit of the doubt for this mistake considering his reputation for getting things wrong. He later referred to Cardinals offensive lineman Alex Boone as “Aaron Boone,” who was a long-time MLB infielder.Also related: What was Ronde wearing at Twickenham Stadium? — Dan (@dogphnx) October 22, 2017 Ronde Barber still can’t pernounce any names correctly!— Howl Yeah (@BaseballRulezz) October 22, 2017 6 Comments   Share   And now we have an Aaron Boone reference. At least it wasn’t Daniel Boone. Or Pat Boone.— Vinny Joe ________ (@Vincemarotta) October 22, 2017 Typical ronde barber !— Kevin Schwalb (@TheKevinSchwalb) October 22, 2017 Ronde Barber almost got Karlos DDDD..Dansby wrong again. SMH…— Jerry Charlet (@jerrycharlet) October 22, 2017 Ronde Barber of Scotland Yard. pic.twitter.com/fKByMEb8JB— Boogie Haunty (@brianpmoore666) October 22, 2017 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Good job Ronde Barber, Carlos Dunlap doesn’t play for the Cardinals. It’s Karlos Dansby…center_img Does Ronde Barber intentionally say the wrong name? Is there a game involved I don’t know about? #AZvsLAR— Savage Dad (@mdittemore) October 22, 2017 @NFLonFOX Send Ronde Barber back to school. Dude has no clue who @AZCardinals players are. @terrybradshaw would do a better job! #AZvsLAR— Tracee A McElvogue (@phx_nolagirl) October 22, 2017 Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Waiting for Ronde to reference Cardinals LB Amanda Bynes.— Vinny Joe ________ (@Vincemarotta) October 22, 2017 The best was 2 weeks ago when Ronde Barber kept saying how shocked he was that Kevin Hogan was actually athletic.— Mackenzie Kraemer (@MackNova) October 22, 2017 Had I known Ronde Barber was going to do the Cardinals-Rams call on Fox, I would have spent $2000 to go to London to see the game in person.— Captain Lou (@TheCaptainLou) October 22, 2017 Honestly, how does Ronde Barber have this job? #NFL #BritishBirdGang— Michael Myers (@miketvee13) October 22, 2017 Nobody expected great things out of FOX NFL analyst Ronde Barber.He could at least try to get some names right.Arizona Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby left the game against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday with a hand injury after making a tackle in the first quarter, and Barber just might not know who Dansby, a 14-year NFL veteran, is.Barber called him “Carlos Dunlap.”Carlos Dunlap, if you aren’t aware, is a real person. He’s a defensive end for the Cincinnati Bengals and has been for his entire career spanning 2010 to the present. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo “We just wanted to pull Robert,” head coach Steve Wilks told 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station after the game.Related LinksCardinals’ Bradford completes every pass, Johnson scores vs. SaintsRookie QB Josh Rosen sharp in second preseason game for CardinalsThe 5: Key observations from Arizona Cardinals’ win over Saints“We didn’t want to press it. It’s something that he had earlier in the week. (A) little nagging injury there with his right foot.”With Wilks implementing a 4-3 defense, the third-year defensive tackle Nkemdiche was looking toward a potential breakout 2018 in his natural position.The Cardinals selected Nkemdiche with the 29th overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft. He has 12 career tackles through two seasons. – / 27 Comments   Share   Arizona Cardinals’ Robert Nkemdiche warms up during an NFL football training camp Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche left Friday’s preseason game against the New Orleans Saints with a right foot injury and did not return.In the second series of the game, Nkemdiche was battling with an offensive lineman when he began to hobble.Nkemdiche came off the field under his own power. Defensive lineman Olsen Pierre, listed as Nkemdiche’s backup on the team’s unofficial depth chart, replaced Nkemdiche on the next series. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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SKYE Hotel Suites Parramatta opened its doors on 1

first_imgSKYE Hotel Suites Parramatta opened its doors on 1 August, bringing unrivalled urban luxury to Sydney’s West. The opening sees Crown Group lead the charge into Parramatta’s five-star hotel market, affirming the elevation of the suburb into Sydney’s second CBD. LATTE was among the first to experience the new property at the media launch of SKYE Hotel Suites on Wednesday 9 August.SKYE Hotel Suites comprises 72 apartment-style suites with bespoke furnishings and fittings. Each features L’Occitane toiletries, in-room dining from a modern on-site restaurant, pre-stockable maxi-bar, the unique ability for guests to choose their own mattress firmness on each side of the bed, keyless entry and ‘virtual concierge’ tablets to enable access to all hotel services from each suite.Amenities include a state-of-the-art gymnasium, pool, sun deck, spa, sauna and new restaurant, Husk & Vine Kitchen and Bar, which opened at lobby level on 1 July to rave reviews.When breaking ground for the development, Crown Group discovered archaeological remains integral to Parramatta’s historical and cultural past, including an 1840s house, an underlying convict hut, wheelwright’s workshop and the cellar of the Wheat Sheaf Hotel, which were preserved for public display and have inspired Husk & Vine’s unique wheat and wine concept.Drawing on the cultural influences that surround the area, the kitchen’s heart revolves around a custom Beech oven that produces flatbread and pide made from stone-ground grains, large cuts of meat and whole birds for guests to share. This menu, by chef Stephen Seckold, matched to a list of boutique local and global wines, will ensure Husk & Vine is Parramatta’s next local institution, with breakfast and lunch offerings, and an evening experience equally suited to business, family or group drinking and dining.LATTE got a taste of the new dining concept, moving from canapés and drinks on the pool deck to Husk & Vine. Guests shared the restaurant’s signature fresh-baked flatbread and dips, swordfish crudo with grapefruit and white balsamic; burrata cheese with garlic bread, chermoula, raisins and pine nuts; za’atar fried chicken and crispy lamb ribs. The hearty cuisine continued with an alternating main course of slow-braised beef cheeks with creamy polenta and blue-eye trevalla with white balsamic potato. The meal finished on a sweet note with pavlova or chocolate mousse.Adding to Crown Group’s portfolio of luxury residential properties, SKYE Hotel Suites sits within V by Crown Group’s twin residential towers, creating a ‘vertical village’ to rival those in emerging Asian and European design capitals.The building itself is an architectural centrepiece for Parramatta, achieved by twin visionaries Allen Jack + Cottier and Koichi Takada Architects. Located less than 300 metres from Parramatta Square and a short walk from Parramatta’s train station and ferry wharf, SKYE Hotel Suites is surrounded by high-end retail and cultural experiences.Commenting on Crown Group’s move into the luxury hotels arena, Chairman & Group CEO Iwan Sunito noted, “Parramatta is a powerhouse for innovation and business and SKYE Hotel Suites will be a standout, luxury addition to Sydney’s up-and-coming West.”“Appealing to a new generation of domestic and international visitors to the city, SKYE Hotel Suites is designed to create a fresh lifestyle standard delivering superior apartment-sized suites for discerning travellers. It will also set the benchmark for future SKYE Hotels Suites openings in Sydney’s CBD in 2018 and Green Square in 2019.”Wayne Taranto, SKYE Hotels Suites’ Director of Hotels, adds, “Demand for our hotel suites has been strong since we opened on 1 August and already we’ve had more enquiries for function spaces than expected. From bookings to date we can clearly see some spikes in demand surrounding events such as the Bledisloe Cup, and Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran concerts at Sydney Olympic Park. As the first five-star hotel in Parramatta, we are thrilled to see our anticipated demand become a reality.”last_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter For the third time now

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterFor the third time now, the Cheval Blanc by Peter Knogl has validated its three Michelin stars. Alongside Franck Giovannini at the Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville de Crissier and Andreas Caminada at the Schauenstein in Fürstenau, Basel’s Peter Knogl now stands at the top of Switzerland’s culinary world.Three stars in the Michelin Guide: An acknowledgement and an incentiveAnyone who knows 49-year-old Chef de cuisine Peter Knogl also knows that, rather than rest on his laurels, he will now continue to pursue his own style. In his view, the art of culinary excellence consists of combining ingredients while preserving the essence of their characteristic flavours.Peter Knogl at the Grand Hotel Les Trois RoisSince 2007, Peter Knogl has pursued his own path at the Cheval Blanc at the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois; he remains true to his style, yet receptive to new influences. His creations enhance French haute cuisine with Mediterranean and Asian influences by focusing on the essentials and seeking out a symbiosis of ingredients.Peter Knogl says: “What do I enjoy most? Selecting and preparing quality produce. What gives me the greatest pleasure? Treating my customers to a cuisine full of colours and shapes, and full of flavours and sunshine. And what gives me the greatest satisfaction? Conveying a sense of well-being through my cooking.“Cheval Blanc by Peter KnoglThe team at Cheval Blanc by Peter Knogl now ranks among the world’s top 100 restaurants – commended with three Michelin stars and 19 Gault & Millau points.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter Carlson Rezidor Hotel

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterCarlson Rezidor Hotel Group this week announced the signing of a management agreement for Radisson Blu Resort Maldives with Chang Hua Holdings. Scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2019, the property is the first Radisson Blu resort in the market.Located on the southern part of Maldives’ Alifu Dhaalu Atoll, Radisson Blu Resort Maldives is situated 105 kilometres from Male International Airport. The hotel is accessible by a 30-minute seaplane journey or by a domestic flight from the Maamigili Airport, followed by a 15-minute speedboat ride to the resort. Featuring 128 villas, including family villas, and a premium overwater villa, the resort is set to strike a balance between contemporary design and a Maldivian resort experience with views of the Indian Ocean.Set amid amazing coral reefs, the resort’s sea sports and dive centre will offer guests an array of activities, set for adrenaline-pumping action. For those seeking to rejuvenate and restore, the yoga pavilion and spa will embody wellness as moves are practised in the tranquil surrounds of the island. Dining at the restaurants and bar on the island promise to tantalise palates with cuisines and experiences.“As a global brand, Radisson Blu Resort Maldives will provide the international leisure market with a full range of innovative design-led products and services, delivering genuine and relevant guest experiences with Radisson Blu’s distinctive Yes I Can! service philosophy,” said Thomas Hagemann, vice president, Future Openings and Special Projects, Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. “Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group continues our growth trajectory in Asia Pacific, we are pleased to expand our footprint into the Maldives with an iconic Radisson Blu resort on the island.”“We are excited with our first hotel project in the Maldives and believe that it will be a success. Our partnership with Carlson Rezidor stems from their proven expertise and management capabilities. We are confident that the Radisson Blu brand will position us for solid performance, setting inspiring and authentic experiences for our guests,” said Li Fei Chang, managing director, Chang Hua Holdings.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter MSC Cruises has confirm

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterMSC Cruises has confirmed MSC Armonia will make her maiden call at the cruise company’s Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in the Caribbean on 17 November 2019, not long after the new destination opens. MSC Armonia will visit the exclusive natural island destination every week, as well as other ports across the Western Caribbean.Snorkelling tours, scuba diving, stand up paddle boarding and kayaking are among the outdoor activities that MSC Armonia’s more adventurous guests will be able to enjoy at Ocean Cay. Those seeking a more relaxing experience will have eight white sandy beaches to choose from, as well as a new luxurious spa concept and countless other options.Bimini Beach, Ocean CayAs with other MSC Cruises ships in the Caribbean, MSC Armonia will stay at berth from 9am to 11pm, allowing guests to make the most of their time on the island, enjoy stunning sunsets by the iconic lighthouse.The ship will also visit other gems across the Western Caribbean, in Jamaica, Mexico, the Cayman Islands and beyond. Port calls include Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Falmouth, Costa Maya, George Town and Key West.From November 2019 to April 2020, MSC Armonia will depart on one-weekly cruises from Miami every Monday, moving to a Sunday departure from April to November 2020.MSC Armonia is scheduled to go enter another dry dock at the Bahamas’ Grand Bahama Shipyard on 18 November, before resuming operation on 9 December from Miami.For more information and bookings from November 2019 through April 2020, see msccruises.com.auGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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Related Virgin adds flights to Hong KongVirgin add

first_img RelatedVirgin adds flights to Hong KongVirgin adds flights to Hong KongVirgin Atlantic adds second service between London and Hong KongVirgin Atlantic adds second service between London and Hong KongVirgin Atlantic promotes online check-inVirgin Atlantic has announced plans to encourage more passengers to use its online check-in facilities Virgin Atlantic is to operate extra flights to Montego Bay over the Christmas period.The international airline has announced that it will add five return flights from London to Jamaica to cater to passenger demand.An Airbus A340-300 will provide the additional services from Gatwick, which the airline hopes will meet the demand from travellers seeking winter sun in Jamaica and those flying out to spend Christmas with their families.The extra flights will run on December 22nd, 23rd and 29th, as well as on January 5th and 6th.”This route has proved very popular with leisure customers and these additional flights will provide a further boost to the region’s economy, with over 2,000 passengers expected to take advantage of the extra services,” said chief executive Steve Ridgway.Virgin recently announced increased frequencies on flights to Hong Kong from London following passenger demand.The airline will run three flights a week from Heathrow to Hong Kong from October, with the service increasing to daily in December. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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Welcome to Skiscanner – Skyscanners regular ski r

first_imgWelcome to Skiscanner – Skyscanner’s regular ski report, letting you know where in the world the best snow is falling and how to get there. So grab your goggles, book a flight and head for the hills! Some fresh snow has fallen in some ski resorts across Europe and North America, though for many it’s been a relatively dry week. However, deep snow bases are ensuring that coverage remains excellent.Austria – most Austrian ski resorts are reported to be in excellent shape with the comfortably cold temperature preserving the snow that was received last week and over the last few days. Another 50cm of snow is expected to fall this week. Find cheap flights to Salzburg and InnsbruckGermany – lots of fresh snow for German ski resorts with superb conditions being reported and more snowy weather forecast, which is hoped to bring another half meter of snow. Find cheap flights to Munich and Friedrichshafen USA – ski resorts on the west coast of the USA have reported the most snow, with Californian resorts reporting the best conditions. Further snowfalls are expected to arrive this week. Find cheap flights to the USABest of the rest Norway – some fresh snow has fallen across several Norwegian resorts over the last three days, and another 30cm or so is expected to arrive this week. Find cheap flights to OsloScotland – the snow has showed up just in time for the half term holiday and all five of Scotland’s ski areas are hoping to stay open for the week. Milder weather has meant that soft snow and spring conditions dominate the Scottish slopes this week. Find cheap flights to Edinburgh and GlasgowCanada – fresh snow has fallen on many Canadian resorts over the last few days and further snowfalls are expected this week. Find cheap flights to Canada Snowfall information source: SkiClub.co.ukRead more Ski and Snowboard articles ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedSkiscanner ski report: 10/02/09Skyscanner’s regular ski report, letting you know where in the world the best snow is falling and how to get thereSkiscanner ski report: 24/02/09Skiscanner ski report: 24/02/09Skiscanner ski report: 13/01/09Skyscanner’s regular ski report, letting you know where in the world the best snow is fallinglast_img read more

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Holiday Inn Express LondonExCeL 5 minute

first_img Holiday Inn Express London-ExCeL 5 minute driveWiFi, parking, restaurant, fitness centre 2pm11am DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London ExCel 5 minute driveWiFi, parking, restaurant, bar, meeting rooms, fitness centre3pm12pm Travelodge London City Airport Hotel 8 min walkWiFi, restaurant, bar, accessible rooms12pm12pm RelatedAmsterdam Airport HotelsWhether you have an early departure or a late arrival, a night in an airport hotel in Amsterdam, can really help take the stress out of travel.East Midlands Airport hotelsWhether you have an early departure or a late arrival, a night in an airport hotel in the East Midlands can really help take the stress out of travel.Geneva Airport HotelsWhether you have an early departure or a late arrival, a night in an airport hotel in Geneva, can really help take the stress out of travel. What is the nearest hotel to London City Airport?The nearest hotel to London City Airport is the Ibis Budget London City Airport. The hotel is located just 0.4 miles away from the airport, so it is an ideal location if you have an early morning flight or are arriving late into London. London City Airport hotels with parkingThere are a number of hotels near London City Airport that offer a park and fly facility. The Crowne Plaza London Docklands is a great option as it offers parking on site and free transfers to and from the airport. The airport car parks can often be very expensive so a stay in an airport hotel may be the best option for your trip. London City Airport hotels with a shuttle busTransfers to the airport can be one of the more stressful parts of any holiday, this can be avoided though by a stay in an airport hotel. The majority of London City Airport hotels offer some form of transportation to the airport such as the Lansbury Heritage hotel. If your airport hotel does not offer a shuttle bus don’t worry as you can get a tube or bus straight to the airport.Search airport hotelsLooking for more information on airport hotel options? Take a look at our top choices:Edinburgh Airport HotelsManchester Airport HotelsBirmingham Airport HotelsDublin Airport HotelsLiverpool Airport HotelsBelfast International Airport HotelsGatwick Airport HotelsHeathrow Airport HotelsSkyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Mapcenter_img Aloft London Excel6 minute driveWiFi, restaurant, bar, meeting rooms, fitness centre, swimming pool, spa2pm12pm Hotel Distance from airport FacilitiesCheck in timeCheck out time Here are some of our top picks for places to stay near London City Airportlast_img read more

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The HayAdams one of the worlds leading premium


first_imgThe Hay-Adams, one of the world’s leading premium
 luxury hotels, is pleased to announce that it was one of only two 
hotels in the United States and Canada to win The Leading Hotels of the 
World’s 2009 Commitment to Quality Award. The announcement was made at 
this year’s annual convention in Venice, Italy.
According to The Leading Hotels of the World, the winners of the Eighth
 Annual Commitment to Quality Award were those properties that achieved 
the highest Leading Quality Assurance scores during the period of July
2008 to June 2009. Assurance scores include a comprehensive report that
 details a company’s fulfillment of over 1,200 standard points that 
speak to the overall performance of an organization.
“We are honored that our commitment to service and quality has been
 recognized by one of the most prestigious names in the industry. Our
 dedicated staff is a large part of our overall success in providing the 
very highest quality of service to our esteemed guests,” said Hans 
Bruland, vice president and general manager of The Hay-Adams.
 This honor is just the latest for The Hay-Adams. In January 2009, The 
Hay-Adams received four stars from the Forbes Travel Guide and the
 “Most Excellent Service” award from Condé Nast Johansens, a leading 
international luxury travel guide. Among its many accolades in 2009,
The Hay-Adams was also a recipient of the prestigious Leaders Club Gold
 Award from The Leading Hotels in the World.

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NEW YORK NY — In Spring 2010 The Plaza will laun

first_imgNEW YORK, NY — In Spring 2010, The Plaza will launch a European-inspired specialty Food Hall offering the finest fresh, prepared and gourmet foods. Created in collaboration with acclaimed chef and restaurateur Todd English and renowned architect Jeffrey Beers, The Plaza Food Hall by Todd English will present a diverse range of quality specialty foods and prepared dishes to take away or enjoy in one of eight seating areas.Offering cuisine in a stylish and convenient atmosphere, the Food Hall will be a culinary destination for hotel guests, area shoppers and New Yorkers, and will be the first hotel in New York to open a Food Hall concept.States Miki Naftali, President and CEO of the Elad Group, “Since it first opened its doors, The Plaza has received international recognition for its gracious hospitality, and we are excited to be the first hotel in New York to introduce a European-style Food Hall. Chef Todd English is the perfect partner to realize our vision of offering international fare and an abundant display of the freshest foods. Coupled with Jeffrey Beers’ stylish design, The Plaza Food Hall by Todd English will add a new chapter to The Plaza’s storied history with a bustling international marketplace.”Though continental in inspiration, The Plaza Food Hall by Todd English will be quintessentially American in execution. Located on the Concourse Level of this historic New York landmark, the 5,400 square-foot Food Hall will be helmed by Chef Todd English and TE Food Hall LLC. Under his direction, all concepts, menus, service details and specially created merchandise will come to life in an open, inviting space with eight stations and kitchens where visitors may choose their selections and watch as they are being freshly prepared. * Wine Bar – Staffed by a sommelier, the wine bar will showcase diverse international and domestic selections and will offer an array of small plates and eclectic Mediterranean tapas that guests may enjoy at the seated counter. * Cheese & Charcuterie Station – Here, guests can choose from a wide selection of artisanal and farmstead cheeses from around the world, as well as cured meats, smoked fish, caviars, and olives. * Sushi Bar – A sushi chef will preside over full sushi and raw bar, offering an assortment of rolls, sashimi, and sushi. * Burger Bar & Rotisserie – This station will feature American fare, burgers and made-to-order carved meat sandwiches, roast chicken with gourmet sides, etc., all prepared in an open kitchen equipped with a rotisserie and smoker. * Asian Noodle and Dumpling Bar – This station will offer eclectic Asian wok-made udon and soba noodles, steamed and fried dumplings, as well as specialty soups for dine-in as well as take-out. * Espresso & Tea Bar – Guests can refuel here with an array of specialty coffees and teas, which will be served alongside gourmet chocolates and freshly baked pastries. * Brick Oven Pizza – This station will feature a variety of made-to-order pizzas as well as Chef English’s signature flatbreads baked in a stone hearth pizza oven. * Fish and Seafood Grill – The Grill will showcase a fresh catch of the day, which can be packaged for home preparation or grilled to order in the fully equipped kitchen. Fresh select oysters and other shellfish will also be available at this station.In addition, The Plaza Food Hall by Todd English will offer a range of international specialty foods such as olives and olive oils, vinegars, spices, gourmet coffee, teas and cocoas, artisan jams and sauces. Other merchandise offerings will include cookware, linens and home goods. The open kitchens of the Food Hall will also serve as venues for interactive events such as cooking demonstrations, wine classes, wine and cheese events and book signings.“I’m delighted to be collaborating with The Plaza to bring a truly unique, Food Hall concept to this landmark building and great culinary city,” said Chef Todd English. “I look forward to bringing some of the finest foods from around the world to The Plaza for guests to enjoy – whether they’re seeking a quick and delicious lunch, a leisurely glass of wine paired with cheese orcharcuterie, or a beautifully filleted fish to prepare at home.”Designed by Jeffrey Beers International, The Plaza Food Hall by Todd English will reflect the diverse culinary inspirations it encompasses, drawing upon aesthetics of the most eclectic specialty markets throughout the world.Materials, from the mosaic marble floor to wood paneling, ceramic backdrops and stained-glass windows will reference global architectural and culinary influences. Ultimately, the Food Hall’s design will align Chef English’s cuisine with the international classicism for which The Plaza is renowned.The Plaza Food Hall by Todd English will be open Monday through Sunday from 7am – 9pm. For additional information please call 888-240-7775 or visit www.ThePlaza.com.last_img read more

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Metzingen – For the sixth year in succession HUGO

first_imgMetzingen – For the sixth year in succession HUGO BOSS will be an official co-sponsor of the Berlin International Film Festival, which is being held from February 5 – 15 this year. “Being an established partner to the event now, we are delighted at its increasing success and the growing international recognition it is receiving. The Berlinale represents an ideal platform for presenting HUGO BOSS as a professional and high-profile partner to the film industry,” says Philipp Wolff, Director of Communication at HUGO BOSS AG.Perfectly at home in the creative and emotionally charged world of the cinema, HUGO BOSS has been supporting films with products from its BOSS and HUGO brands for many years. The movie opening Berlin’s 2009 festival – “The International” by Tom Tykwer – exemplifies this association, with the stars Naomi Watts and Clive Owen both wearing BOSS Black. During the event, a POS promotion featuring a special window display is being held at the BOSS Store on the capital’s Friedrichstrasse. Additional Berlinale films supported by HUGO BOSS are the competition entry “Deutschland ’09” by Tom Tykwer and the forum film “Sometime in August” with Marie Bäumer.Other movies spotlighting the success of HUGO BOSS wardrobing include “Bride Wars” starring Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway, which is due to be released in Germany shortly; Desert Flower with Lyia Kebede, which will be hitting movie screens in the fall; and the German production “Männerherzen” by Simon Verhoeven.www.hugoboss.comlast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Mar 21, 2018 12:32 pm PDT Last Updated Mar 21, 2018 at 1:01 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Latest on former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger discussing the need to reshape the Republican Party (all times local):12:30 p.m.Arnold Schwarzenegger is comparing the California Republican Party to the sinking Titanic and warning that the party needs to be more inclusive and embrace issues like climate change.In an obvious dig at President Donald Trump, the former California governor says voters are looking for answers but the party is giving them Twitter fights.His remarks came Wednesday at a forum in Los Angeles for a political group called New Way California that wants to reshape the GOP. The state party has been shedding voters for years, and Democrats hold every statewide office.The former governor was joined by Ohio Gov. John Kasich, another Republican centrist and Trump rival in 2016. He called Trump a “manifestation of where this country has been going.”Kasich says, “We’ve got to knock it off.”___12:01 a.m.Can California’s faded Republican Party make a comeback?Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will take up that question Wednesday, at an event in Los Angeles organized by a group that hopes to move the state GOP in a new direction in the age of President Donald Trump.He’ll be joined by another Republican centrist, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who was a Trump rival in the 2016 presidential campaign.California is in many ways a one-party state.Democrats control every statewide office and control both chambers of the Legislature by hefty margins. Trump lost California by over 4 million votes.Schwarzenegger, the last Republican to serve as California governor, has long argued that the GOP needs to claim issues usually associated with the Democratic agenda, including global warming and health care reform. The Latest: Schwarzenegger: California GOP is like Titaniccenter_img Republican centrists, from left, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, and New Way California founder, Assemblyman Chad Mayes, attend the first New Way California Summit, a political committee eager to reshape the state GOP, at the Hollenbeck Youth Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) last_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK — The author of a debut young adult novel has pulled his book amid criticism of how it portrayed the Kosovo War of the late 1990s.Kosoko Jackson tweeted Thursday that he had asked his publisher to withdraw “A Place for Wolves,” scheduled for release in March. Jackson’s book was set during a time when Serbian and Yugoslav forces were murdering Muslim Albanians in Kosovo. On Goodreads and elsewhere online, “A Place for Wolves” was sharply criticized for centring the narrative on two Americans and having a Muslim terrorist as a villain, even though Muslims were being killed. Jackson apologized Thursday for doing a “disservice” to those who suffered.In late January, Amélie Wen Zhao delayed her fantasy novel “Blood Heir” after complaints on social media it was racially insensitive.The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Mar 1, 2019 8:19 am PDTcenter_img Young adult novel pulled amid online criticismslast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Associated Press, The Associated Press Posted Mar 1, 2019 8:59 am PDT Experts say portrait isn’t of George Washington’s chefcenter_img PHILADELPHIA — Art experts are saying a portrait long thought to be of George Washington’s enslaved chef was misidentified, a discovery that may have led to the real chef’s final resting place.Philly.com reports Friday that art experts who gathered two years ago at Mount Vernon, Washington’s Virginia plantation, are now making their findings public.The 18th-century portrait was long thought to be of Hercules and painted by Gilbert Stuart, best known for his unfinished Washington portrait.The experts were unanimous that the portrait was not of Hercules, nor even of a chef.The discovery may have led to finding Hercules’ whereabouts. Members of a historical society last month looked into an old New York City death notice that may have been for Hercules. They and other historians now believe he’s buried in a Manhattan cemetery.Associated Press, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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first_img A Fender Stratocaster electric guitar head stock is sanded at the Fender factory in Corona, Calif. on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. A Montreal city councillor will table a motion on Monday that recognizes the city as a headbangers’ paradise. Coun. Craig Sauve says it’s time that Montreal is recognized as a “city of excellence” in heavy metal music. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Matt York MONTREAL — Metalheads rejoice! A Montreal councillor will table a motion on Monday that recognizes the city as a headbangers’ paradise.Coun. Craig Sauve says it’s time that Montreal is officially hailed as a “city of excellence” in heavy metal music.Sauve, a self-described metal fan, published his motion on social media to great fanfare Thursday.It notes that heavy metal music has a 36-year history in Quebec and has cemented its place as an “essential part of the cultural ecosystem.”It’s something the local politician has mulled for years, given the local metal scene’s numerous musicians, strong fan base and international recognition.“I wanted to take the time and recognize all the volunteers, all the people who work so hard to make us shine internationally,” Sauve said. “So it’s showing some love, showing some respect.”Sauve described the city’s vibrant metal scene as one that’s perhaps ignored, maligned and a bit under-appreciated.It has seen several bands get their starts here, including Cryptopsy and Kataklysm. The city hosts an annual, two-day summer metal festival dubbed Heavy Montreal in late July.“Heavy metal has been an important part of Montreal’s culture for many years. That the city recognizes it is fantastic,” said Nick Farkas, creator of Heavy Montreal and an executive at the concert promoter Evenko.The motion is likely to be voted on during a city council meeting on Monday and will have the support of Sauve’s Projet Montreal party, which is in the majority at city hall.Locally, Quebec City can also lay some claim to heavy metal excellence. And the band that is arguably the province’s most famous heavy metal outfit, Voivod, is from Jonquiere.But shining some light on Montreal is long overdue, Sauve said. “Metalheads are happy to be underground, but I think we’d like a little respect once in a while,” he said. “Having that institutional recognition is a big start.” Councillors to vote on motion declaring Montreal a heavy metal city by Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 12, 2019 12:55 pm PDT Last Updated Apr 12, 2019 at 1:08 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Montreal|Montreal heavy metal|Montreal metal city|Montreal metal motion|Montreal Metalheadslast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Apr 30, 2019 3:10 pm PDT WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERScenter_img Bestselling Books Week Ended April 20.FICTION1. “Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet)2. “Redemption” by David Baldacci (Grand Central)3. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)3. “Someone Knows” by Lisa Scottline (Putnam)4. “Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild” by Dav Pilkey (Graphix)5. “Pete The Cat” by James Dean (Harper Festival)6. “God Gave Us Easter” by Lisa Tawn Bergan (Waterbrook)7. “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss (Random House Books for Young Readers)8. “It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny” by Marilyn Sadler (Random House Books for Young Readers)9. “Lost Roses” by Martha Hall (Ballantine)10. “Katt vs. Dogg” by James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein (Jimmy Patterson)NONFICTION1. “Next Level Basic: The Definitive Basic Bitch Handbook” by Stassi Schroeder (Gallery)2. “The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life” by David Brooks (Random House)3. “Becoming” by Michelle Obama (Crown)4. “Girl, Stop Apologizing” by Rachel Hollis (HarperCollins Leadership)5. “We Are the Gardeners” by Janna Gaines (Thomas Nelson)6. “Life Will Be the Death of Me…And You Too” Chelsea Handler (Spiegel & Grau)7. “Crushing God Turns Pressure Into Power” by T.D. Jakes (FaithWords)8. “Educated” by Tara Westover (Random House)9. “The Path Made Clear” by Oprah Winfrey (Flatiron)10. “Girl, Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis (Thomas Nelson)FICTION E-BOOKS1. “Redemption” by David Baldacci (Hachette)2. “The Mister” by E.L. James (Vintage)3. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)4. “A Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin (Bantam)5. “Sie Trying” by Lee Child (Jove)6. “The Doctor” by E.L. Todd (E.L. Todd)7. “The 13-Minute Murder” by James Patterson (Grand Central)8. “Fortune Furlough” by Jana Deleon (Jana Deleon)9. “World Without End” by Ken Follett (Signet)10. “Normal People” by Sally Rooney (Hogarth)NONFICTION E-BOOKS1. “Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind” by Yuval Noah Harari (Harper)2. “The Mueller Report” by The Washington Post (Scribner)3. “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover (Random House)4. “The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life” by David Brooks (Random House)5. “The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor” by Gina Hololka (Clarkson N. Potter)6. “Becoming” by Michelle Obama (Crown)7. “Next Level Basic: The Definitive Basic Bitch Handbook” by Stassi Schroeder (Gallery)8. “Life Will Be The Death of Me” by Chelsea Handler (Spiegel & Grau)9. “Maybe You Should Takk to Someone” by Lori Gottlieb (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)10. “Bad Blood” by John Carreyrou (Knopf)NPD BookScan gathers point-of-sale book data from about 16,000 locations across the U.S., representing about 85 per cent of the nation’s book sales. Print-book data providers include all major booksellers and Web retailers, and food stores. E-book data providers include all major e-book retailers. Free e-books and those sold for less than 99 cents are excluded. The fiction and nonfiction lists in all formats include both adult and juvenile titles; the business list includes only adult titles. The combined lists track sales by title across all print and e-book formats; audio books are excluded. Refer questions to Michael.Boone(at)wsj.com.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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