Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comments Share Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 24-year-old had three straight 100-yard rushing games against San Francisco, the New York Jets and the Seattle Seahawks. The Cardinals posted a 2-0-1 record in those three weeks.Johnson’s October production wasn’t really an anomaly. He leads the NFL with 1,112 yards from scrimmage and is tied for third in the league with eight total touchdowns.He becomes the first Cardinals player to win the monthly offensive award since Boomer Esiason did it in November of 1996. In all, eight Cardinals players have won a Player of the Month award since they relocated from St. Louis in 1988, with safety Tyrann Mathieu being the last. He won the defensive honor last November. The first half of the season hasn’t gone the way the Arizona Cardinals wanted it or expected it to go.Don’t blame David Johnson.The second-year running back has become the focal point of the Cardinals’ offense, and he’s delivered.Thursday, Johnson was named the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Month for October. Johnson led the league with 726 yards from scrimmage (488 rushing, 238 receiving) in Arizona’s five games. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories 0 Comments Share During training camp, Arizona Cardinals offensive lineman Cole Toner will join Doug and Wolf every morning on 98.7 FM, Arizona’s Sports Station, to give an inside look at the daily grind of camp and a personal view of how his 2017 preparation is coming along.The Arizona Cardinals continue preparation for their second preseason game, which is Saturday night against the Oakland Raiders.For Cole Toner and the rest of the Cardinals, that means working against the Raiders’ schemes in practice. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo LISTEN: All-Access with Cole Toner Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Your browser does not support the audio element. “Yes, we did a little bit (Tuesday),” Toner said. “(Wednesday) we actually have, we were told, like a carded period at the end of practice. Part of the period, the Raiders’ offense will run the cards against our defense and then the second part of the period, we’ll run plays against the Raiders’ looks on defense.”The Cardinals may be at an advantage Saturday, at least from a preparation standpoint. They’ve been in camp since July 22 and have a preseason game under their belt. Oakland veterans reported six days later and this will be the Raiders’ first preseason tilt.Toner said the Cardinals have been doing some studying on Saturday’s opponent.“I have,” he said. “We have, a little as a group, too. “They’re different than the Cowboys in that they have bigger guys on the inside. The Cowboys, it seems, they like lankier, quick-twitch guys on the inside. Not small, but quick-twitch, quick foot-speed, get penetration guys. The Raiders, on the inside, have these big guys, larger individuals above 320-ish, which presents a different challenge.”The Cardinals and Raiders kick off at 7:00 p.m. Saturday night at University of Phoenix Stadium. You can hear all the action on 98.7 FM, Arizona’s Sports Station with pregame coverage starting at 3:30.
Still, what happened next said it all.The Giants could only go backward 10 yards in five plays, turning the ball over on downs. By the end of the game, the Cardinals had earned a 23-0 win at University of Phoenix Stadium for the home team’s first franchise shutout since a 1992 game against the same opponent.“Our guys didn’t run from anything,” said defensive coordinator James Bettcher. “I have said it before, it’s character.“These guys, the last two drives that they had, when they are in our territory to kick a field goal and the guys keep playing and playing and playing … it is pretty special.”It was a microcosm of the end of the year during this season that, at best, can end with a 8-8 record after a victory in Seattle.Forget that New York fell to 2-13 on the season. A shutout is a shutout, and the Cardinals got contributions on the defensive side of the ball from players young and old.Safety Antoine Bethea recorded his first multi-pick game of his 12-year career and had a third interception opportunity slip through his fingers. Rookie Budda Baker recorded 10 tackles and made five run stops from his safety spot. Deone Bucannon looked like a Pro Bowler, head coach Bruce Arians said, and forced a strip on Giants quarterback Eli Manning. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) warms up prior to an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Second-year defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche scooped up the ball and rumbled for a 21-yard touchdown before being mobbed in in the corner of the stadium by his teammates.“It felt like a breakthrough,” said Nkemdiche, the Cardinals’ 2016 first-round pick. “I appreciate that I have dudes like (Corey Peters) I can actually look up to and keep growing with. It’s only the beginning.“We’re a brotherhood and a defense. We all know the work that we put in since training camp all the way to this point. That brings you together and gives you a cohesiveness.”Bettcher’s confidence didn’t waver when the defense wasn’t playing to expectation midway through the season.Still, he’s found it telling that his team has only improved since the Cardinals’ playoff hopes burned out a week ago.“I think it is just there are moments or some plays that we had a chance to make early in the season, we’re making those plays now, ” Bettcher added. “There are turnovers that are there and balls that are loose on the ground that are fumbles and we are a yard away from. We are making those plays right now and that is a big part of it and that is continuing to run to things and not from it.” 5 Comments Share GLENDALE, Ariz. — At their defense’s most vulnerable moment Sunday, this is where the Arizona Cardinals found themselves: Holding a 23-0 lead with 13:27 left in the game, Arizona quarterback Drew Stanton’s pass had bounced off J.J. Nelson’s hands.It was reeled in by Giants defensive back Ross Cockrell, and the Cardinals probably could have survived without stopping the New York Giants, who began their drive on Arizona’s 29-yard line. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories In the last five weeks, Arizona’s defense has held the Jaguars’ NFL-leading rushing attack to less than 100 yards, limited the Titans to seven points and shut out New York’s injury-riddled offense.On Sunday, Manning went 27-of-45 for 263 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions. New York only rolled up 43 rushing yards on 2.2-yards per carry, went 1-of-14 on third downs and moved backward at several key moments due to holding penalties.“We played stellar football,” said cornerback Patrick Peterson. “I just wish we definitely could play like that all year long.” – / 40
Related LinksUnder first-year DC Al Holcomb, talent gives Cardinals a head startCardinals’ Nkemdiche expected to miss 2-3 weeks with calf strainCardinals defensive coordinator Al Holcomb said in January that Nkemdiche’s development was apart of the process for the new staff.“In the little bit of film that I’ve observed and watched, he’s obviously, at times, jumped off the tape,” Holcomb said. “He’s got some ability. That’s something that when we get into Phase 1 and Phase 2, we’re going to sit down and discuss some things and find out exactly what makes him tick.”Despite being prone to injuries in the first two seasons of his career, Nkemdiche has the ability to become an immediate impact along a talented defensive front.Johnson said the staff will soon start to evaluate all of the players, giving Nkemdiche the opportunity to leave a lasting impression on his new coaches.“It will be a great evaluation process,” Johnson said. “The window of opportunity is open for him.”98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Mike Jurecki contributed to this report. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Nkemdiche for the TD.That rhymes…kinda. pic.twitter.com/31Iq57zrrS— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) December 24, 2017But what will it take to replicate this type of performance on a consistent basis? He replicated his dominance during the 2017 preseason before a calf strain sidelined the rising star. He would, however, appear in 12 games for the Cardinals during the regular season, recording 11 tackles.With a new coaching staff comes a new opportunity for Nkemdiche to turn the page on his career, something that Cardinals defensive line coach Don Johnson is looking forward to ahead of the new season.“We are going to start from scratch so he’s got a clean slate,” Johnson said on Wednesday. “But, he’s got to stay on track.”Johnson has been a defensive line coach in the NFL since 2005 when he was with the Chicago Bears. His most recent stint was with the San Diego Chargers from 2009-15, where he and Wilks were co-workers for three seasons.He is confident in his ability to provide Nkemdiche and the rest of the Cardinals’ defensive line with the resources to be successful.Nkemdiche possesses the strength and size to compete on every down.He showed that ability in flashes, with one notable example. Nkemdiche scooped up an Eli Manning fumble and ran 22 yards for a touchdown in Arizona’s 23-0 Week 16 win over the New York Giants. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 14 Comments Share Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The new era under head coach Steve Wilks presents a fresh start for one of the Arizona Cardinals’ former first-round draft picks.Now entering his third season, defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche has been plagued by injuries throughout his short career. The former Ole Miss star only appeared in five games during his rookie year, as a nagging ankle injury kept him out most of the season.Before his injury, Nkemdiche was a force for the Cardinals in the preseason, bullying offensive lineman both in practice and those on opposing teams. Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche stands on the sidelines against the Oakland Raiders during the second half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 20-10. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
NFL Power Rankings, Week 2: Aaron Rodgers restores Packers#31▼6New head coach Steve Wilks comes from a defensive background, most recently in Carolina. Super. His defense got throttled through the air and sea, until the Redskins called off the dogs in the fourth quarter. The Cards were so bad, I can’t even get the phrase right. Air and land. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 16 Comments Share Here’s a look at where various outlets placed the Cardinals in the Week pecking order.High Ranking: #27 – CBS SportsLow Ranking: #31 – ESPN, NFL.com, SI.com, Bleacher Report, SB NationAverage Ranking: 29.9 Arizona Sports NFL Week 2 Power Rankings: Patriots on top#30—Steve Wilks says they deserved the boos. It’s hard to argue. NFL Power Rankings: B/R’s Expert Consensus Rank for Every Team Entering Week 2#31▼3Bradford doesn’t deserve all the blame for Arizona’s Week 1 face-plant. The team was flat on both offense and defense and was manhandled in the trenches on both sides of the ball. Tailback David Johnson was a non-factor, and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald did almost all of his damage in garbage time. NFL Week 2 Power Rankings: Faces in new places who flashed#31▼7Sam Bradford couldn’t find a groove in his Cardinals debut, going 7-of-16 passing through three quarters as the Cardinals dug themselves a 21-0 hole. Overall, 18.2 percent of his passes for the game were off-target incompletions, his third-highest rate among 18 games played since 2016. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Week Two power rankings#29—Good news . . . Sam Bradford was able to play the whole game. Bad news . . . Sam Bradford was able to play the whole game. Washington Redskins defense during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact OutletRankingsCardinals’ RankMovementComment NFL Power Rankings: Can the Bears move on from that historic choke job?#30▼2Not sure where the Cardinals go after that performance on Sunday. If you are utterly uncompetitive against Washington at home, which games are you going to win? On the bright side, we’re only four months away from the annual offseason tradition of everyone telling each other than Sam Bradford is actually really good despite what he has shown on the field over his entire NFL career. NFL power rankings: Redskins, Chiefs rise after Week 1, while Titans, Lions tumble#28▼10Preseason feeling like fool’s gold as Arizona lost turnover battle and surrendered 429 yards (more than double what offense generated). NFL power rankings 2018, Week 2: Vikings’ dominant defense propels them to the top#31▼5No comment Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories NFL Week 2 Power Rankings: Packers hold top spot, but Jaguars can stake claim with win over Patriots#27—That was a dud against the Redskins. If it stays that way for the offense, when do they turn to Josh Rosen? – / 35 NFL Power Rankings Poll: Patriots Still Holding Off Philly, Bucs Surge Behind FitzMagic#31▼3No comment So, that didn’t go as planned.Steve Wilks’ debut as the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals fell flat as the Washington Redskins left town with a 24-6 win that seemed more one-sided than the score would indicate.The first-year head coach vowed improvement for Week 2, but that didn’t sway the pundits who produce NFL Power Rankings from around the country.The Cardinals are in the lower eighth of the league — ranking anywhere from No. 27 on the high side to as low as 31st. If not for the existence of the Buffalo Bills, Arizona might have landed in the NFL cellar in the eyes of some critics.
Go back to the e-newsletterContinuing with a commitment to expand its collective of premium guided walks throughout Australia, the Great Walks of Australia has announced the inclusion of the first walk in Western Australia, the Margaret River Cape to Cape Walk by Walk into Luxury.The newest member walk is a four-day experience showcasing WA’s turquoise ocean, white beaches, coastal cliffs and towering karri forests along the Cape to Cape Track which runs through Cape Naturaliste National Park and along Australia’s most south-westerly coastline. It successfully combines this spectacular walking trail with the magnificent food and wine of the Margaret River Region, as well as secluded beachfront accommodation.The Margaret River Cape to Cape Walk offers guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in the natural landscape, get up close with the flora and fauna, swim in the ocean, and enjoy sunsets over the Indian Ocean. Operating throughout autumn and spring, the highlight is undoubtedly spring (September to November) when Western Australia’s famous wildflowers are in full bloom.Accommodation is at the luxury Injidup Spa Retreat where guests can indulge in private plunge pools with uninterrupted ocean views, the perfect reward to a day of walking the trail.Chair of Great Walks of Australia, Geoff Dixon said, “We’re delighted to welcome the Margaret River Cape to Cape Walk into the portfolio. We know from our trade and media partners that there’s a strong interest in this region so when Walk into Luxury approached us with this four-day itinerary that captures the unique beauty of Australia’s South West, it was obvious that they were a perfect fit for the Great Walks of Australia brand. We look forward to working with them and showcasing the diversity of Australia’s guided walking experiences.”Walk into Luxury owners, Nikki and Adam King, said “We’re thrilled to be joining Great Walks of Australia and to be the first walk to put WA on the Great Walks map as a world class walking destination. This recognition is a credit to our team and an exciting opportunity for the Margaret River region and our many local partners. Our hope is that, as a Great Walk, the Margaret River Cape to Cape Walk will help drive increased walker numbers to WA, especially from international markets such as North America, UK, Europe and NZ.”Great Walks of Australia is a collective of nine privately owned walks that highlight the best guided walk experiences in Australia – with coastal, inland and outback trails, high end accommodation, local food and wine, and expert guides. Since its inception in 2012, Great Walks of Australia continues to grow with new member walks to the group, increased brand awareness, and partnerships through activity in the domestic and international markets that are key to the tourism sector of walking in Australia.Go back to the e-newsletter
Go back to the e-newsletterThis May, give Mum and your loved ones the gift of quality time and indulgence, with two upcoming events to mark two Special Days at Pan Pacific Perth. Located moments from the Swan River foreshore and a short walk to the city centre, Pan Pacific Perth offers an unrivalled experience to guarantee a memorable visit to all visitors on their special days.Mother’s Day, Sunday 8 MayMontereysSavour a mouth-watering buffet lunch or dinner in the hotel’s famous restaurant, Montereys. Catering for all guests, enjoy garden fresh salads, antipasto, homemade soups, traditional roast carvery, hot dishes inspired by Pan Pacific’s Asian heritage, live cooking station and a decadent dessert buffet. All Mums will be treated to a complimentary glass of sparkling wine on arrival.Lunch seatings are available on Sunday 8 May from 11.30am to 1.30pm and 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Dinner seatings are available on Sunday 8 May from 5:30pm to 7:30pm and 8:00pm to 10:00pm. Prices are $65 per adult (ten years and over), children enjoy 50 per cent savings for $32.50 per child (three to nine years old inclusive) and children under three years old are complimentary.Grand River BallroomCelebrate Mother’s Day with a gourmet buffet lunch amidst the serene surrounds of the hotel’s Grand River Ballroom. Take in the unrivalled views over the Swan River whilst relaxing with family and enjoy live entertainment. All Mums will be treated to a complimentary glass of sparkling wine on arrival.Available on Sunday 8 May from 12pm to 3pm. Prices are $65 per adult (ten years and over), children enjoy 50 per cent savings for $32.50 per child (three to nine years old inclusive) and children under three years old are complimentary.Sparkling High Tea, OriginsIndulge Mum with a decadent sparkling high tea at the hotel’s award-winning restaurant, Origins. Beautiful three tiered stands, jewelled with savoury bites and picture perfect cakes will be served alongside organic tea in fine Wedgewood tea sets.Available on Sunday 8 May from 11.30am to 2.00pm and 2.30pm to 5pm. Prices are $65 per adult including flowing sparkling wine, children enjoy 50 per cent savings for $32.50 per child (three to nine years old inclusive) and children under three years old are complimentary.Wine Experience Dinner, Saturday 21 MayFerngrove vs Killerby Wine Dinner, OriginsFood and wine connoisseurs will find their next culinary adventure at the hotel’s Ferngrove vs Killerby Wine Dinner. Enjoy arrival canapés followed by a gourmet four-course set menu paired perfectly with wines from both Ferngrove and Killerby wineries. Discover your favoured drop from the Frankland River and Margaret River regions whilst listening to stories and wine selecting tips shared by winemakers Christian Moralaes from Ferngrove and Marco Pinares from Killerby throughout the evening.Go back to the e-newsletter
Ethiopian Airlines has ordered ten Boeing 737-800 aircraft as it looks to expand its flights network.Africa’s fastest-growing carrier will begin taking delivery of the new aircraft in November next year after Girma Wake, Ethiopian Airlines’ chief executive officer, signed a $767 million (£475 million) deal with Skip Thompson, Boeing’s Middle East and Africa sales director.Mr Girma said that network expansions are necessary in order to accommodate the airline’s “growth needs”.”The new aircraft orders will enable the airline to fly one of the newest and greenest aircraft in Africa,” he explained.”The added capacity will also create further momentum to the growth of the airline and the African economy in general.”The 737-800s will be used on Ethiopian Airlines’ short and medium-haul flights within Africa and to the Middle East, with its existing fleet consisting of 37 aircraft.A total of 45 have been ordered, including eight Q400s, which will begin arriving in March, and five 777-200LRs, which will become operational in November.Last year, the carrier won the Airline of the Year Award at the 41st Annual General Assembly of the African Airlines Association.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedExpanding South Korean airline makes Boeing orderA large aircraft order has been received by Boeing as a South Korean airline seeks to expand its flight coverage.Ryanair announces expansion from three of its basesRyanair has announced that it will expand the number of aircraft at its Alicante, Bristol and Edinburgh basesNew Transavia.com aircraft arrives in CopenhagenTransavia.com is intending to launch new cheap flights from Copenhagen.
1. Scuba diving Santa, Osaka, JapanAlthough Christmas is not a national holiday in Japan, many people celebrate the occasion. Every year, for six weeks, five times a day at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Santa goes scuba diving. See him swim with whale sharks, give presents to dolphins and play the Japanese version of paper-scissors-stone with onlookers. Seriously. Find cheap flights to Osaka2. Chocolate Santa, Hershey’s Chocolate World, Pennsylvania, USAAt the very American (and rather surreal) theme park, Hershey’s Chocolate World, meet Hershey’s version of Santa. Surprisingly enough, it’s a chocolate bar, which (who?), with its creepy, goggle-eyed resemblance to Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo from South Park, is more likely to give the kids nightmares than what they want for Christmas. Find cheap flights to Philadelphia3. Running Santas, Edinburgh and Nottingham, UKThe big man needs to get in training for getting up and down all those chimneys on Christmas Eve. See hundreds of Santas put through their paces in the Great Santa Run, held in Edinburgh and Nottingham in aid of the Wish Upon A Star charity that takes sick children to meet the real Santa Claus in Lapland. Find cheap flights to Edinburgh and Nottingham4. MC Santa, Somerset, EnglandThe small town of Wells in Somerset doesn’t have a traditional association with Christmas. Or at least, it didn’t before resident Paul Toole transformed his humble bungalow into a festive wonderland to rival Lapland. Visitors can admire illuminated penguins and polar bears, and see Santa conduct the music that accompanies the jaw-dropping display. Find cheap flights to Bristol5. Flying Santa, onlineA unique way of seeing Santa is online, thanks to the North American Aerospace Defense Command. NORAD has been tracking Santa’s night-before-Christmas flight for over 50 years, ever since a child from Colorado rang the wrong number for a department store’s ‘Santa hotline’ and the US government aerospace agency kindly played along.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map If the kids weren’t impressed with Santa’s grotto down your local shopping centre, Skyscanner suggests five ever-so-slightly strange ways to see the big old bloke with the white beard. RelatedThe 10 best Christmas holidays with kidsIf you can’t face another turkey dinner with the in-laws, why not get away with the family this Christmas? You could spend the festive season nosing around Berlin’s Christmas markets, skiing down Austrian slopes or lazing on a beach in Barbados.5 of the world’s wackiest Christmas traditionsFrom scary Santas to pooping logs, we bring you five of the weirdest festive traditions from around the world.Explore Komodo National Park in IndonesiaHere be dragons…if you thought giant lizards only existed in Game of Thrones, think again. Komodo National Park in Indonesia is the only place on Earth you can see the fascinating Komodo Dragon in the wild. Throw in world-class diving, snorkelling and coral-pink beaches, and you’ve got a holiday destination…
Check out more amazing natural phenomena around the world. Skyscanner 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 Map RelatedNot just the Northern Lights: top things to do in IcelandThere’s more to a holiday in Iceland than the Northern Lights. For a start, the island’s out-of-this-world landscapes of glaciers, lava fields, mountains and volcanoes. Then there’s capital Reykjavik where the locals know how to light up a long night. You don’t need clear skies for a amazing holiday in…Tripping the northern lights fantastic: the best places to see the Aurora BorealisSkyscanner suggests six places to see the Aurora Borealis, or ‘northern lights’.6 best places to see the Northern Lights this yearWould you like to see the ‘Northern Lights’, or Aurora Borealis? Viewing their unearthly colours and sounds in the night sky above a snowy Arctic wilderness is on many bucket lists. Let us make those dreams come true! We answer the important questions on when and where you can see… Seeing is believing: check out this spectacular video of a pod of humpback whales playing under the Northern lights in Norway.
Miraval Luxury Villas Nearly Sold OutTucson, Arizona – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineMiraval Arizona announced that due to recent sales activity, only two luxury Villas remain on the market at its top-rated destination spa resort located north of Tucson, Arizona.The available Villas include a furnished 3,095 square foot three-bedroom, three-bath property listed for $3.4 million, and a 2,729 square foot unfurnished two-bedroom, three-bath home for $2.25 million. Villa owners have direct access to Miraval’s award-winning resort services, which include an array of self-discovery and development activities and spa treatments.“After a challenging year in 2009, we’re seeing that affluent buyers are more comfortable investing in second homes, particularly those that offer world-class amenities like Miraval,” says Janell Jellison, luxury residential specialist for Tucson-based Long Realty.The Villas were designed by Seattle-based Mithun Architects , a national leader in sustainable design and urbanism, and each villa is LEED Silver-certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. New York-based award-winning interior designer Clodagh handled the furnishings.“Our owners have the opportunity to live in a private, spectacular desert setting, with unlimited access to the one-of-a-kind Miraval resort experience,” said Michael Tompkins, Vice President and General Manager of Miraval.”Miraval: The Villas are perfect for individuals that are looking for a community of like-minded neighbors.Additional amenities include: *Two Master Suites with private courtyards, one with a private outdoor shower and one with a private hot tub * Starbed and patio hot tub * Cozy outdoor fire pit and patio furnishings * Fully appointed gourmet kitchen and indoor gas fireplaces * Cascading glass patio doors for indoor/outdoor living; panoramic mountain viewsEach villa owner pays an annual fee for unlimited access to all resort programs and amenities, common area maintenance and property management, housekeeping service, roundtrip transportation to and from Tucson International Airport and a 20 percent discount on spa services, meals and retail purchases. A dedicated villas manager and concierge staff are available to assist homeowners with special needs and requests. www.miravalresorts.com/Miraval-Residences/Miraval-The-Villas
RIVA, the leading motoryachts company, is bringing its splendid and glamorous yachts to the Miami Boat Show. Together with its exclusive new dealer for the US market, Allied Marine Group, Riva will show an unprecedented six models at this year’s show and will be introducing the new 68’ Ego Super to the US.Riva is a brand of Ferretti S.p.A., one of the leading companies in the design, construction and sale of luxury motoryachts. Riva boats represent refined beauty and timeless elegance for customers around the world. The likes of Brigitte Bardot and Elizabeth Taylor have been Riva fans. Riva has also made guest appearances in movies like “After the Sunset” with Pierce Brosnam and “Ocean’s Twelve” with Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Catherine Zeta-Jones.Also at the Show: The limited edition 75’ Venere Newport Collection and 63’ Vertigo, ensigns of the Riva evolution over the years, as well as the timeless classics Aquariva Super, Rivarama and Rivale heirs of the shipyard’s 167-year tradition.www.riva-yacht.com
Cong, Ireland – Ashford Castle, in the heart of Ireland’s West Country, is Ireland’s top castle resort. For the holidays, the property throws the ultimate house party with a festive afternoon tea service throughout the month of December building up to a full program of Christmas and New Year’s events.The host is Niall Rochford, General Manager, who welcomes guests with mulled wine and mince pies on Christmas Eve. The evening unfolds with a cocktail reception and dinner in the George “V” Dining Room as Ireland’s West Quartet plays in the background. After dinner, children gather for the arrival of Santa Claus and a performance of the St. Mary’s Children’s Church Choir. Then, warmed up and spirited, guests dance the night away to the music of the New Avengers Band.Christmas morning options include golf on the estate grounds, a cruise on Lough Corrib, the annual Christmas Treasure Hunt or simply a rest by the nearest fireplace. Cocktails, a Gala Dinner and more dancing rounds out the holiday.Guests are also invited to ring in the New Year on December 31st with a banquet dinner in the George “V” Dining Room followed by midnight celebrations including champagne toasts and dancing. New Year’s Day starts with a hearty Irish brunch accompanied by the Bucks Fizz Band before the annual New Year’s Day golf competition, falconry demonstrations, boat trips with live music and clay pigeon shooting.
NEW YORK/HONG KONG – Hot in the pursuit of the world’s most intriguing destinations, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced the landmark entry of W Hotels into China with the grand opening of W Hong Kong. Located in a glittering, new waterfront skyscraper in the heart of the city’s vibrant new commercial, entertainment and cultural district, W Hong Kong features 393 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, including 42 suites. The hotel also introduces Asia’s first Bliss® Spa and boasts two signature restaurants, the city’s most highly elevated hotel swimming pool, a 73rd floor modern fitness facility, 8,200 square feet of convertible, state-of-the-art meeting and event space, and the quintessential W lounge experience. Owned by Sun Hung Kai Properties, W Hong Kong serves as the centerpiece for the rapidly expanding West Kowloon district nestled among modern splendor, oriental markets and colonial cool. As the most anticipated hotel opening in Hong Kong in years, W Hong Kong marks the W brand’s third property in Asia and celebrates W Hotels’ ten year tradition of innovative design, signature amenities and warm, whimsical style.“We are delighted to bring the W brand to China, continuing our global expansion into the world’s most exciting and intriguing destinations,” said Eva Ziegler, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels Worldwide and Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts. “Hong Kong’s dynamic mix of style, culture and modern design make it the perfect backdrop for the W brand. The abundance of world-class restaurants, art galleries and luxury retailers in the city contribute to Hong Kong’s emergence as a vibrant international business and leisure destination.”Offering a sensory multiplex of contemporary design and comfort, W Hong Kong embraces the heritage and mysticism of traditional Chinese culture. The hotel’s lead designers, Yasimuchi Morita of Glamorous Corp. and Nic Graham of g+a, have created an environment that offers unique and complementary interpretations of Mother Nature in their respective spaces within the hotel. Elements of wood, stone, water, fire and metal used generously throughout the hotel’s colorful spaces and rooms seamlessly blend with the W brand’s signature design elements. The hotel also showcases original works by several renowned artists including Lee Bul from Korea as well as Daniel Crooks and James Angus from Australia.“W Hong Kong is certainly one more great reason to visit this exciting city,” said Vice Chairman & Managing Director Thomas Kwok speaking on behalf of Sun Hung Kai Properties, owner of W Hong Kong. “Its positioning and attractions are unique additions to our extensive portfolio of first-class hotels in Hong Kong, and given Starwood’s professionalism and passion for the W brand, we have great confidence in W Hong Kong’s future. I am sure that the chic, contemporary design, convenient location, personalized service and overall lifestyle approach of the first W Hotel in Hong Kong will impress both our international and local guests.”Offering unobstructed views of Hong Kong’s dazzling skyline, W Hong Kong serves as the centerpiece in the new 92-story Cullinan complex, just minutes from the galleries in Soho and Canton Road’s luxury retail center. W Hong Kong is uniquely positioned as the closest luxury hotel in Kowloon to Central Hong Kong Island and is within minutes of both the International Commerce Centre and the city’s newest exhibition space, AsiaWorld-Expo. The hotel connects directly to the one million square foot Elements luxury shopping mall and offers easy access to the City Golf urban driving range, a host of al-fresco restaurants and bars, some of the city’s most prestigious residences and the Pop TV Arena.“We are thrilled with the opening of W Hong Kong, our first W hotel in China! This hotel is truly an exciting addition to the W brand’s growing international footprint in the world’s most exciting cities and emerging destinations, including Barcelona, Istanbul, Athens, Guangzhou, Bali, Shanghai, Koh Samui, Santiago, Dubai and Doha,” said Miguel Ko, President of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Asia Pacific. “Hong Kong is one of the world’s leading financial capitals and a major business and cultural hub. Its identity as a cosmopolitan centre where east meets west is reflected in its cuisine, music and traditions, truly a great fit with what the W brand has to offer. We are excited about the tremendous opportunities and demand for the W brand in this exciting gateway city of Asia!”W Hong Kong’s 42 luxurious suites all feature dazzling views of the Western Victoria Harbour while offering exclusive amenities that take hotel accommodations to a new level of luxury. In a city known for its posh presidential suites, W Hong Kong’s Extreme WOW suites offer guests a dining table for eight, an oversized bathing pool, walk-in closets, Swarovski crystal bath fixtures and an in-room aquarium. All 393 guest rooms and suites at W Hong Kong feature the latest in technology offerings from Sharp, Bang & Olufsen and KEF, while color schemes and design alternate floors, depending on the designer. Guest rooms also feature the W brand’s signature bed with feather-top mattress, 350-thread count cotton sheets and goose down comforter, an oversized desk, Tivoli clock radio with CD/DVD player, MP3 docking station, high-speed wireless and wired Internet connection and high-definition 42” inch TVs, creating the ultimate urban escape.Modern sophistication meets sublime design at W Hong Kong’s two signature dining experiences under the culinary supervision of renowned New Zealand Chef, Michael Poutawa. Tempting the taste buds with an array of diverse, Australasian compositions served in an intimate setting, the first of W Hong Kong’s two signature restaurants offers a luscious menu featuring prime steak and seafood that’s grilled to thrill. Designed by Glamorous Corp., the space features a chic main dining area, two glass-walled, semi-private rooms and a private table for up to 16 guests. W Hong Kong also features a modern bistro, located on the property’s g+a-designed 6th floor, offering a stylish, open kitchen experience with views of Victoria Harbour through breathtaking, wall-to-wall bay windows. This sleek restaurant redefines comfort food and features artwork by the celebrated Australian artist Hany Armanious.The opening of W Hong Kong marks the debut of the first Bliss Spa in Asia. Bliss Hong Kong will boast two floors of tension-fighting facilities, featuring a retail beauty boutique, two movie-while-you-manicure (and pedicure) loungers, nine treatment suites (including two for couples), men’s and women’s lounges, and relaxation rooms – perfect for a post-treatment catnap. Trademark Bliss touches include a cleverly compiled menu of super effective services, rhythm and blues tunes and the legendary brownie buffet. In addition to superior spa-ing and exclusive in-room sampling, W guests can look forward to ‘BIP’ (that’s Bliss Important Person) perks, including exclusive sinkside Bliss amenities in-room.Meeting the heightened demand for event, meeting and conference facilities in West Kowloon, W Hong Kong has designed its high-tech function space for medium-sized groups who seek the highest level in audio/video technology. The hotel offers 8,200 square feet of total function and pre-function space, which includes eight meeting rooms and two private dining rooms. W Hong Kong also features the signature W lounge experience where guests can socialize, relax and mingle while sipping cocktails, a full-service, ultra modern fitness facility and the exclusive W Hotels The Store.Already featured in authoritative travel magazine Destinasian’s 2008 Luxe List, W Hong Kong is the ultimate insider’s escape, welcoming a variety of leisure guests, celebrities, business executives and those who desire exclusive access to the latest in fashion, art, technology and entertainment. With 26 properties in the world’s most vibrant destinations and nearly 20 W Hotels currently in development throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, W Hotels is the fastest growing luxury hotel brand in the world.About W Hotels Worldwide W Hotels is a global luxury lifestyle brand with 26 properties in the most vibrant destinations around the world. Inspiring, iconic, innovative and influential, W Hotels provides the ultimate in insider access. Each hotel offers a unique mix of sophisticated design, chic comfort, and cultural influences from fashion to music, pop culture to art, and everything in between. W Hotels are unique and individual expressions of modern travel and stylish living, featuring world-class cuisine, destination bars and signature spas. In North America and Latin America, W Hotels have been announced in Austin, Buckhead Atlanta, Downtown Atlanta, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Hoboken, Hollywood, Huntington Beach, Downtown New York, Santiago, South Beach, and Washington, D.C. In Europe, W Hotels have been announced in Athens, Barcelona, London, Manchester, Milan and St. Petersburg. In Asia, W has announced properties in Bangkok, Guangzhou, Macao-Studio City, Shanghai and Yokohama. In Africa and the Middle East, W has announced properties in Amman, Doha, Dubai-Festival City, Dubai-The Palm and Marrakech. W has plans to open W Retreat & Spa properties in Bali, Koh Samui, Vieques Island and Verbier, the latter of which will serve as W Hotels’ first ski retreat. For more information, visit “http://www.whotels.com/”
For the second consecutive year, MasterCard Luxury Week Hong Kong 2008 will be presented in Hong Kong, 26 – 30 August, affirming the city as the luxury shopping capital of Asia. This year’s event, held in a specially created showroom at the prestigious four Seasons Hotel, is a consumer-focused luxury event and showcases high-end apparel and accessories from some of the world’s leading luxury fashion brands. No less than 14 international IMG supermodels led by one of the world’s most famous luxury models, along with Asian modeling and acting phenomenon, Emma Pei will grace the catwalk adorned by revered hair and make up artists Toni & Guy and Shu Uemura.Produced by the world’s leading fashion event specialists, IMG Fashion, MasterCard Luxury Week provides enormous cache, and reinforces Hong Kong’s enduring appeal as a luxury shopping destination in the face of ever-growing competition in the region.An exclusive schedule of catwalk shows will take place by BCBGMAXAZRIA, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, Dorian Ho presented by Hong Kong Tatler, Escada, Jean Paul Gaultier, Kenzo of The Swank, La Perla, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Sportmax, Vera Wang, and The Best of MasterCard Luxury Week, presented by Miele.“MasterCard recognizes that Asian consumers are looking to experience luxury in new ways. Through showpiece events such as MasterCard Luxury Week Hong Kong, we build on our fashion and fashionable lifestyles platform to bring these increasingly sophisticated affluent consumers in Asia, a unique opportunity to access luxury items and enjoy insider luxury experiences,” said Natalie Lockwood, Group Head, Global Marketing, Asia/Pacific, Middle East & Africa.The official schedule includes 14 professional catwalk shows over five days and this year, offers high-tea showings as well as gala evening showcases. MasterCard Luxury Week provides fashion enthusiasts a unique opportunity to get a first-hand glimpse of designer picks from a variety of Fall Winter 2008 collections from around the globe and showcases designs as they arrive in store and are featured in the leading fashion magazines.The success of last year’s MasterCard Luxury Week Hong Kong debut confirmed that the fashion industry at large is now ready to embrace a consumer version of an industry fashion week, which is the model IMG Fashion has applied to this premium fashion event.In 2007, visitor spending in Hong Kong reached HK$140.52 billion, an increase of 16.4% over 2006. The average per capita spending of overnight visitors surpassed the HK$5,000 target, reaching HK$5,122, 6.7% higher than 2006. Meanwhile, same-day in-town visitor per capita spending surged by 22.1% to HK$1,239. Of all the categories, shopping took up the lion’s share of spending for both overnight and same-day visitors with 56.7% and 86.2% recorded respectively in 2007. Consumer confidence is underpinned by rising wages and good employment prospects, as demonstrated in the soaring retails sales so far in 2008; a further 20% increase was recorded in March 2008 over the same period last year. In addition, visitors not only spent more on shopping but their shopping experience and satisfaction in Hong Kong improved from 81% to 83% last year. *“Fashion events are often focused on an exclusive group of industry insiders, and we are delighted that MasterCard Luxury Week Hong Kong creates a direct connection between leading luxury brands and their consumers. This is an international event which affirms Hong Kong as the luxury shopping capital in Asia,” said Simon P. Lock, Managing Director of IMG Fashion Asia Pacific.“We are also extremely excited to have MasterCard as our principal partner, which definitely adds to the event’s international profile and through its marketing and cardholder initiatives helps to strengthen Hong Kong as a luxury destination and prime hub for shopping in Asia,” he added.Organisers of this year’s fashion extravaganza also confirm that “The Daily” – the official fashion publication featured at all the major Fashion Weeks around the world – will publish a Hong Kong specific edition for MasterCard Luxury Week Hong Kong. The Daily will contains festival event information, designer details, official schedule and traditional Daily-esque content. This consolidates Hong Kong’s indisputable position on a global scale for an internationally acclaimed fashion event.MasterCard Luxury Week Hong Kong is an annual event presented by MasterCard and produced by IMG Fashion.Miele, Taubman Asia and DHL join the event as major event sponsors, along with the support from Toni & Guy, Shu Uemura, Quintessentially, Sanpellegrino and Godiva. For further information and/or to subscribe to the LUXE eNewsletter, please visit www.mastercardluxuryweek.com.hk.* All shopping figures and statistics acquired from the Hong Kong Tourism Board and Hong Kong General Chamber of CommerceAbout IMG Fashion (Asia-Pacific) IMG Fashion, a division of international sports, entertainment and media company IMG, is the global leader in the management and production of fashion weeks and designer fashion events. Its portfolio of events in Asia-Pacific includes Rosemount Australian Fashion Week in Sydney, the Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival, Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai, MasterCard Luxury Week Hong Kong and ecoStyle Kuala Lumpur. Internationally, IMG Fashion produces Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weeks in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, Fashion Fringe in London and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin. IMG Fashion also represents the international commercial rights of Milan Fashion Week, Moscow Fashion Week. IMG Fashion’s The Daily Group publishes The Daily Front Row, the bi-monthly Fashion Mini, The Daily Front Row Extra and www.fashionweekdaily.com, all content that is also syndicated to newspapers and magazines across the globe.The division’s network also includes IMG Models, the world’s number one modeling agency with offices in New York, London, Paris and Milan and Art + Commerce, the world’s leading agency for photographers, art directors, stylists and makeup artists. For more information on IMG and its business visit www.imgworld.com.About MasterCard and Fashion MasterCard Worldwide is building a strong fashion platform globally, providing relevant means to enhance its customers’ premium portfolios and strategy through a spectrum of privileges that help cardholders celebrate and enjoy fashion. This is an extension of its retail leadership and is supported by its vast knowledge and rich insights into consumers. MasterCard is presenter and sponsor of some of the foremost premium global fashion events, including the Singapore Fashion Festival, Rosemount Australian Fashion Week, MasterCard Luxury Week Hong Kong, and 30 Days of Fashion Presented by MasterCard in New York.About MasterCard Worldwide MasterCard Worldwide advances global commerce by providing a critical economic link among financial institutions, businesses, cardholders and merchants worldwide. As a franchisor, processor and advisor, MasterCard develops and markets payment solutions, processes over 18 billion transactions each year, and provides industry-leading analysis and consulting services to financial institution customers and merchants. Through its family of brands, including MasterCard®, Maestro® and Cirrus®, MasterCard serves consumers and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. For more information go to http://www.mastercard.com
Court rules for AP in reporter impersonation document fight by Jessica Gresko, The Associated Press Posted Dec 15, 2017 9:26 am PDT Last Updated Dec 15, 2017 at 10:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court has sided with reporters in a court fight over documents that began after an FBI agent pretended to be an Associated Press journalist while investigating bomb threats at a Washington state high school.When the ruse became public in 2014, the AP and a press freedom organization attempted to get government records about the case and any other times FBI agents have impersonated journalists. After initially getting no records from the FBI, the AP and Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press sued. Though some documents were produced, the organizations argued that the agency’s response was inadequate.In an opinion issued Friday, a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit agreed. Judge David Tatel wrote for himself and colleagues Brett Kavanaugh and Laurence Silberman that the FBI “failed to demonstrate” that it conducted a search “for the requested records, using methods which can be reasonably expected to produce the information requested.” The opinion reverses a lower court ruling in favour of the government that the FBI had “conducted a good-faith, reasonable search.”The appeals court sent the case back to the lower court. The FBI will have to search for additional records located in the office of the FBI’s director and better explain how it conducted its overall document search, said Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press lawyer Katie Townsend. She said her organization was “obviously really pleased” with the decision.The lawsuit stems from a 2007 investigation into bomb threats emailed to Timberline High School in Lacey, Washington, which is near the state capital of Olympia. As part of the investigation, an FBI agent communicating with a suspect in the case portrayed himself as an AP reporter. The agent sent the suspect a link to a fabricated AP news article, a link that when clicked allowed the FBI to pinpoint the suspect’s location.After the FBI’s actions came to light in 2014, resulting in an outcry from the AP and other news organizations, both the AP and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press submitted records requests to the government under the Freedom of Information Act. The organizations asked for additional information about the Timberline High School incident, information about other instances where the FBI impersonated a member of the news media, and information about policies or guidelines governing the FBI’s impersonation of members of the media.After getting no records, the organizations sued in 2015. The government ultimately turned over about 190 pages of records, more than half of those pages with redactions.___Follow Jessica Gresko on Twitter at http://twitter.com/jessicagresko
‘Brady Bunch’ cast members reunite at TV family home In this Thursday, Nov. 1 2018, photo provided by HGTV, members of the “The Brady Bunch” cast from left to right, Maureen McCormack, Christopher Knight, Susan Olsen, Mike Lookinland, Eve Plumb and Barry Williams pose in front of the original Brady home in the Studio City neighborhood in Los Angeles. The cast members gathered Thursday at the home that was featured in the opening and closing of the sitcom. HGTV purchased the home in the Studio City neighborhood in Los Angeles for its new series, “A Very Brady Renovation.” HGTV plans to expand the home without compromising its street view and reimagine the show’s interior design. The program is set to premiere in September 2019. (Courtesy of HGTV via AP) LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Marcia, Marcia, Marcia was in the house.Six cast members of “The Brady Bunch” gathered Thursday in Los Angeles at the home that was featured in the opening and closing of the sitcom. HGTV purchased the home in the Studio City neighbourhood in Los Angeles for its new series, “A Very Brady Renovation.”Maureen McCormick, who played Marcia, along with Barry Williams, Christopher Knight, Eve Plumb, Mike Lookinland and Susan Olsen walked through the two-bedroom dwelling. The interior layout does not resemble what was featured on the show, which ran from 1969 to 1974. Interior scenes were shot in a studio.HGTV plans to expand the home without compromising its street view and reimagine the show’s interior design.The program is set to premiere in September 2019. by The Associated Press Posted Nov 2, 2018 6:21 am PDT Last Updated Nov 2, 2018 at 7:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Papa John’s scores Shaq to help revive its image AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK — Papa John’s has a new pitchman: Shaquille O’Neal.The chain says basketball Hall of Famer will appear on TV commercials and promoted Papa John’s in other ways. He will also join the company’s board of directors and invest in nine of its restaurants in the Atlanta area.Papa John’s is trying to revive its image after the company’s founder and namesake, John Schnatter, was reported to have used a racial slur during a media training session. Schnatter, who was the face of the company, has apologized for the slur and the company scrubbed his face from the company’s logo and advertisements last year. Schnatter is still the Louisville, Kentucky-based company’s biggest shareholder.Papa John’s International Inc. says it will pay O’Neal more than $8 million in cash and company stock for a three-year endorsement deal.Wall Street seems to think it’s a winning partnership. Shares of Papa John’s soared more than 4 per cent Friday.The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Mar 22, 2019 8:53 am PDT
LOS ANGELES – “Game of Thrones” is seeking to claim the Emmy Awards version of the Iron Throne one last time.When the Emmy nominations are released Tuesday, the HBO fantasy saga could be in the running for television’s top honor for its eighth and final season. It’s earned three previous top drama series awards and is the defending champ.“The Masked Singer” judge Ken Jeong and “The Good Place” star D’Arcy Carden are set to announce top-category contenders at the Television Academy in Los Angeles. They’ll be accompanied by TV academy chair and CEO Frank Scherma and academy president and COO Maury McIntyre.Emilia Clarke and Peter Dinklage are among the “Game of Thrones” stars who could make the cut. Clarke is trying for her first best drama actress bid after earning a trio of supporting nominations, while Dinklage is a three-time Emmy winner who’s competing again as a supporting actor.Other drama series vying for top honors include “Killing Eve,” ″Pose,” ″Bodyguard,” ″Ozark” and “This Is Us,” the NBC drama that could be the sole broadcast series to earn a top bid.“Veep,” which holds a trio of best comedy series Emmys, is in the hunt for its final trophies after wrapping its seven-season run.“The Big Bang Theory,” which ended this year after 12 seasons, is among its possible competitors, as are “Barry,” ″Fleabag” and 2018′s winner “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”Netflix was the most-nominated outlet last year, snapping HBO’s 17-year winning streak.The 71st Emmy Awards will air Sept. 22 on Fox, with the host yet to be announced. The Emmy nominations are being released on TuesdayGame of Thrones could be in the running for TV’s top honour for its eighth and final seasonThe 71st Emmy Awards will air Sept. 22 on Fox, with the host yet to be announced ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep,’ ‘Big Bang,’ seek final Emmy nods This image released by HBO shows Julia Louis-Dreyfus in a scene from “Veep.” “Game of Thrones,” “Veep” and “The Big Bang Theory,” three major series that wrapped last season, will find out with Tuesday’s nominations if they have one more chance at Emmy gold. (Colleen Hayes/HBO via AP) Related Stories ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep’ make final grabs for Emmy glory Summary 71st Emmy Awards|emmy awards|game of thrones|nominations|The Big Bang Theory|Veep by Lynn Elber, The Associated Press Posted Jul 16, 2019 12:06 am PDT Last Updated Jul 16, 2019 at 8:36 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Landscape coordinator Finally, the slowly setting concrete is flushed with water and cleaned with a heavy broom and brush to create a rough surface, to match the existing pathway. [Photo & text: Yuki Y] March 14, 2005Landscape crew member Krystofer Lanceaux and February workshop participant April Braly shovel sand and gravel into buckets for the concrete mix. [right photo] Construction crew member Joshua Kuensting runs the concrete mixer. [Photo & text: Yuki Y]Landscape crew member Krystofer Lanceaux and February workshop participant April Braly shovel sand and gravel into buckets for the concrete mix. [right photo] Construction crew member Joshua Kuensting runs the concrete mixer. [Photo & text: Yuki Y] Staff members from several departments carefully carry the mixed concrete in wheelbarrows and pour it into the prepared forms. [Photo & text: Yuki Y]