Day: August 11, 2019

Nevada officials reach out to Dbacks on potential

first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation 0 Comments   Share   D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories Colledge has been in the league since 2006, so he’s no stranger to trainingcamp. He’s also at the point in his career where he doesn’t need a realreason to pick a fight. “We’ll fight pretty much anybody,” Colledge said. “It’s one of those thingswhere you’re just kind of tired of hitting the same guys every single week.You kind of remember something he did two days ago and you remembersomething he did a day ago and it all bubbles over.”Colledge didn’t hesitate to name names.“I wanted to fight Levi [Brown] Tuesday just for stepping on my foot once,so it’s just one of those things if you have the chance to hit a guy we do it,so New Orleans is rolling in right about the right time,” Colledge stated.Like he said, the Saints game is coming at the ideal time. The Cardinals willplay New Orleans in the Hall of Fame game on Sunday. – / 23center_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals training camp in Flagstaff is in full swing, and the players haveendured endless practices, film sessions and walk-throughs up to thispoint. Tempers start to flare in the second week, so you might even see afew fights, according to offensive tackle Daryn Colledge.“You know it’s just kind of getting to that point where we’ve been practicingagainst each other long enough and we’re not hitting anybody else so we’rejust getting tired of everybody.” Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

Things have been different this year though espe

first_imgThings have been different this year, though, especially at University of Phoenix Stadium.The Cardinals are 6-1 at home, with point differentials of 4, 16, 14, 3, 13, 29 and 20 in their wins. That comes out to just more than 14 points a game, or two touchdowns. Including their lone loss, the Cardinals are outscoring opponents 27.6 to 17 at home. They are one of seven teams to score at least 20 points in every home game this season.The defense has been especially effective in the Grand Canyon State, tallying 23 sacks and 15 turnovers while not yet allowing a 100-yard rusher. In fact, the Cardinals have allowed fewer than 15 points in five of seven home contests. “I think point differential does speak highly of a football team,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said. “I think it’s becoming a tough place to come play because most of our big leads are at home because our defense is scoring and our offense is starting to set the pace early in most of these ball games.“I think it says that we have a pretty good football team.”Whether the football team will be good enough to make the playoffs remains to be seen, though with three games left it does not look too promising. At 8-5, the Cardinals are currently the seventh seed in the NFC, one game back of both the San Francisco 49ers and the Carolina Panthers, each of whom they are battling for a Wild Card spot. TEMPE, Ariz. — No one has ever complained about a win, but that does not mean some wins are not better than others.There’s something to be said for a comfortable margin of victory, after all. In 2011, when the Arizona Cardinals won eight games, the average margin of victory was 4.25 points. Last season, three of the team’s five wins were by four points or less. Point is, rarely have the Cardinals made it easy on themselves or their fans. Since the NFL moved to a 16-game schedule, the Cardinals have never won seven home games in a season. Their last game at UofP Stadium is in Week 17 against the 49ers. Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Not making the postseason would be a disappointing end to what has been a very pleasing season, especially coming off a 2012 campaign that featured more losses by 14 or more (7) than wins (5).“It’s just fun being on a good football team,” quarterback Carson Palmer said after Sunday’s win. “It’s fun being in that locker room with that group of guys. With this coaching staff we have fun. We work hard. We enjoy each other. “We enjoy watching our defense play the way that they did tonight. They enjoy watching us. So it’s been a really fun year, and we just want to keep it rolling.”No matter where this season ends up, the difference is night and day compared to last year.Then again, even if the road ahead of them may not be a smooth one, at least the Cardinals are still driving. With three games left they are in contention, and that matters.“That’s what it’s all about, though,” defensive end Calais Campbell said. “At the beginning of the year all we wanted was an opportunity, and this opportunity is right here; we’re just knocking on the door. So we just have to do our part and let the rest take care of itself.”center_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comments   Share   last_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Arizona Cardinals linebacker Lorenzo Alexander started his bye week by stopping by Phoenix Children’s Hospital to present a check on behalf of the team. The Cardinals gave $10,000 to Give-A-Thon benefiting Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Along with challenging his teammates and all Birdgang fans, Alexander also said he was going to donate an undisclosed amount. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments   Share   last_img read more


first_img Comments   Share   The Arizona Cardinals tasted defeat for the first time in 2014, falling to the Denver Broncos 41-20 Sunday. The Cardinals lost quarterback Drew Stanton (concussion), defensive end Calais Campbell (knee) and defensive back Patrick Peterson (ankle) during the game. Heading into Week 6, the Cardinals are faced with the very real possibility of having to start rookie Logan Thomas at quarterback. Thomas did play a little more than a quarter against the Broncos, completing just 1-of-8 passes, but that completion was an 81-yard touchdown strike to Andre Ellington.The St. Louis Rams dug themselves a hole, falling behind 34-7 before an Austin Davis-led rally fell short in a 34-28 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Davis, who threw for 375 yards and three touchdowns, drove the Rams into Philadelphia territory on St. Louis’ final possession, but couldn’t get them into the end zone. Monday night, the Seattle Seahawks went to Washington and beat the Redskins 27-17. Russell Wilson ran for 122 yards and a touchdown, setting a record for most rushing yards by a quarterback on Monday Night Football. The third-year pro also had two touchdown passes in the Seahawks’ triumph.Week 6 Schedule• Washington Redskins (1-3) vs. Arizona Cardinals (3-1) – Sunday 1:25 p.m. – University of Phoenix Stadium (FOX) • Dallas Cowboys (3-1) vs. Seattle Seahawks (3-1) – Sunday 1:25 p.m. – CenturyLink Field (FOX)• San Francisco 49ers (3-2) vs. St. Louis Rams (1-3) – Monday 5:30 p.m – Edward Jones Dome (ESPN) All four NFC West teams were back in action in Week 5. Two were victorious, two were not.The San Francisco 49ers appear to have righted the ship after a 1-2 start as they scratched out a 22-17 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Santa Clara. The Niners’ defense held KC to just 265 yards of offense and their offense enjoyed an efficient, unspectacular afternoon. Colin Kaepernick hit Stevie Johnson on a 9-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter and kicker Phil Dawson booted five field goals in San Francisco’s second straight win. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more


first_img Comments   Share   When defensive end Calais Campbell signed a four-year, $60 million contract to play for the Jacksonville Jaguars, it left a huge hole on the Arizona Cardinals’ defense — both literally and figuratively.Although free agency is still in full swing and the draft isn’t for another month and a half, it is highly unlikely the Cardinals can find a player capable of replacing everything the 6-foot-8, 300-pounder brought to the table. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell (93) celebrates a defensive stop against the Green Bay Packers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Campbell made Second-Team All-Pro in 2016 after accounting for 63 tackles and eight sacks, and left Arizona second in franchise history for the latter category.For this reason, NFL media senior analyst Gil Brandt ranked Campbell among his list of 10 free agents former teams will miss the most.It’s hard to replace an athletic competitor who can thrive at defensive tackle and defensive end. If 2016 first-round pick Robert Nkemdiche can recover from a lost rookie season and play to his potential, or if Rodney Gunter can take a step, the loss of Campbell won’t be as great as it might seem now, aside from the veteran leadership Campbell is taking with him. Nkemdiche does have a lot of ability and quickness.As noted, the options to replace Campbell range from unproven to underwhelming.Nkemdiche recorded one tackle after the Cardinals took him with the 30th overall pick last year, and Gunter had 15 tackles and 1.5 sacks in his second season in the league.Josh Mauro recorded 32 tackles last season but failed to record a single sack in 15 games, while veteran defensive end Frostee Rucker is still a free agent.Campbell’s interior presence also diverted attention away from outside linebackers Markus Golden and Chandler Jones, who finished with 12.5 and 11 sacks, respectively, and allowed Arizona to post a league-leading 48 sacks in 2017. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Cardinals will end their season on Dec. 30 in Seattle against the division rival Seahawks for the second straight year.Here is the full regular season schedule with local kickoff times.Week 1Sunday, Sept. 9 vs. Washington Redskins (1:25 p.m.)Week 2Sunday, Sept. 16 at Los Angeles Rams (1:05 p.m.)Week 3Sunday, Sept. 23 vs. Chicago Bears (1:25 p.m.)Week 4Sunday, Sept. 30 vs. Seattle Seahawks (1:05 p.m.)Week 5Sunday, Oct. 7 at San Francisco 49ers (1:25 p.m.)*Week 6Sunday, Oct. 14 at Minnesota Vikings (10 a.m.)*Week 7Thursday, Oct. 18  vs. Denver Broncos (5:20 p.m.)*Week 8Sunday, Oct. 28 vs. San Francisco 49ers (1:25 p.m.)*Week 9BYE WEEKWeek 10Sunday, Nov. 11 at Kansas City Chiefs (11 a.m.)*Week 11Sunday, Nov. 18 vs. Oakland Raiders (2:05 p.m.)*Week 12Sunday, Nov. 25 at Los Angeles Chargers (2:05 p.m.)*Week 13Dec. 2 at Green Bay Packers (11 a.m.)*Week 14Sunday, Dec. 9 vs. Detroit Lions (2:25 p.m.)*Week 15Sunday, Dec. 16 at Atlanta Falcons (11 a.m.)*Week 16Sunday, Dec. 23  vs. Los Angeles Rams (2:05 p.m.)*Week 17Sunday, Dec. 30 at Seattle Seahawks (2:25 p.m.)**Denotes potential Sunday Night Football flex options Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The Arizona Cardinals and first-year head coach Steve Wilks will open the season against the Washington Redskins on Sept. 9 at University of Phoenix Stadium, the NFL schedule release revealed Thursday.Starting quarterback Sam Bradford, who signed as a free agent, will face his former team, the Minnesota Vikings, on Sunday, Oct. 14 in Week 6.Related LinksArizona Cardinals 2018 schedule: By the numbersOne of the most difficult road tests of the season will be in Week 13 when the Cardinals get to experience Lambeau Field in December against the Green Bay Packers. Arizona plays five of its last eight games on the road. Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald makes a catch as players run drills during a voluntary team activity Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the NFL football team’s training facility in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 12 Comments   Share   last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Scenic has launched

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Scenic has launched its 2016/2017 India program which features two new tours plus a number of new hotels and Enrich experiences, and two new extensions.The new 14 Day Southern India Discovery features new cities and destinations never visited before by Scenic – Bangalore, Mysore, Kabini and Nagharhole National Park, Coorg and Hassan. The tour also visits Kochi and the backwaters with Kettuvalum as an optional stay for one night in Kumarakom. Some of the tour’s highlights include the Tipu Sultan’s Palace, Zampa Vineyards and Rudraksha Farm Theatre in Bangalore; a stay at Orange County Resorts Kabini, listed in National Geographic Traveller’s Top 25 World’s Best Eco Lodges; and a Scenic Enrich dinner in Mysore where guests will dine with the relations of the royal family.For those wanting to explore more of spiritual Southern India, they can combine the 14 Day Southern India Discovery plus the 13 Day Colours of South India for a 26 Day South India Odyssey.The 26 Day Grand Discovery of India combines two existing tours – Colours of North India joined with Southern India Discovery, and travels from the ‘golden triangle’ of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur in the north down to Kochi in the country’s south. Highlights include a visit to the Taj Mahal; a game drive in Ranthambore National Park – home to the elusive Bengal tiger; Bylekuppe Monastery which is the largest Tibetan population outside of Tibet; and a cruise along the spectacular Kerala Backwaters.Adam Burke, Journey Designer Asia, commented: “We wanted to give more variety to what we do in all of our tours, through our Freechoice and Freechoice Dining programs and also by showcasing areas of India which we have not been to before. And to help encourage second time travellers back to India we now offer more touring options. We have focused on handcrafting new and ‘wow’ Scenic Enrich experiences which include some elements that cannot be done by regular tourists.”The 2016/2017 program sees the launch of a number of new Enrich experiences including traditional Indian wrestling at an akahara (wrestling ring) in Varanasi; high tea in the residence of the royal family of Jaipur; an exclusive champagne evening walking tour of the Mehrangarh Fort; jeep safari into the desert or camel cart sunset trek across the dunes in Jodhpur; and a Royal Gala Dinner of authentic Rajasthani cuisine at the Samode Palace.There are also two new extensions – a 4 day Mumbai city stay and a 4 day Ajanta and Ellora Caves Discovery which takes in the World Heritage-listed caves situated close to Aurangabad.Scenic is offering fantastic Earlybird offers on bookings made by 31 March 2016. Book any journey to India of 21 days or longer and fly free including taxes; a saving of up to $2900 per couple. Or for journeys of 13 to 15 days, receive partner fly free including taxes up to $855 – a saving of up to $1450 per couple.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter AIME 23 to 24 Februar

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterAIME, 23 to 24 February 2016 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, united a community of over 4000 event professionals for two powerful days of networking, education and doing business.Speakers for the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) press conference Monday 22 February at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, announced how AIME will continue to evolve to reflect the vibrant Australian business events industry whilst highlighting the very best of the Asia-Pacific region.The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Robert Doyle, emphasised the value of business events to the Victorian economy.“Our expertise in delivering business events ensures a rewarding experience for delegates. In 2014/15 we hosted 203 business events secured in partnership with the City of Melbourne, bringing 72,000 delegates to the city, worth around $308 million,” said Mr Doyle.Providing an update on Business Events Australia’s work, John O’Sullivan, Managing Director of Tourism Australia, outlined the dedicated activities being undertaken to showcase Australia on the world stage in partnership with the Australian business events industry.“In 2015, we focused our efforts on markets and sectors where our work can provide the greatest return on investment, including a stronger commitment to the associations sector, and more strategic partnerships with Australian Convention Bureaux, professional conference organisers, and the business events industry.“And we will continue to deliver results for the industry in 2016, with dedicated activity including: the Business Events Showcase at Australia Week in China where over 60 buyers and media will meet with 29 Australian products; a strong presence at international trade shows including IMEX Frankfurt, IMEX America, and the Associations World Congress; and an integrated marketing, trade and PR strategy in partnership with industry, to drive awareness and conversion of business for our country,” said Mr O’Sullivan.Karen Bolinger, CEO, Melbourne Convention Bureau, outlined new investment and infrastructure underway to further support the city’s flourishing business events sector.“2016 and beyond are years of important development in Melbourne and Victoria with an additional $210 million being invested by the state government in the expansion of the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, which will add 20,000sqm making it the largest centre in Australia. Plus 7 new hotels will open in Melbourne, creating 1400 new rooms in the city and increasing our capacity by 7% in just two short years.“Business events are the highest yielding sector of the Victorian tourism industry, delivering an economic contribution of $9.98 billion each year and approximately 65,000 jobs,” said Ms Bolinger.Ian Wainwright, Event Director – AIME, Reed Travel Exhibitions, outlined the many firsts for AIME in 2016 and discussed the ways in which AIME will continue to evolve to meet the needs of the business events industry.“The knowledge and creativity that abounds in our industry is what makes the business events industry exceptional. This year, we have focused on capturing the knowledge and experience of our industry and delivering this content in tangible packages through our knowledge programme, free for all exhibitors and visitors for the very first time. Plus we’ve added a dedicated series of education sessions for our Hosted Buyers – both significant outcomes from our first ever Advisory Board who were brought on board to influence the strategic development of the show.“We also welcome our ibtm events global partner, the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau for the first year, who is leading a strong contingent of international exhibitors.“AIME will never stop evolving and never stop striving to meet the needs of all participants. We look forward to bringing new, creative and inspiring ideas, reflective of our buzzing community, to you for many years to come,” said Mr Wainwright.Sallie Coventry, ibtm event Portfolio Director concluded, commenting on the strength of the Australian business events industry.“The pace of the business events industry in the Asia-Pacific region is experiencing rapid growth, and Australia stands out as a leader. Our ibtm events across the globe, like AIME, give businesses the opportunities to connect, creating a strong and cohesive community,” said Ms Coventry.Speakers at the press conference included the Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Melbourne Robert Doyle, Melbourne Convention Bureau Chief Executive Officer Karen Bolinger, Tourism Australia Managing Director John O’Sullivan, ibtm events Portfolio Director Sallie Coventry and ibtm events Event Director Ian Wainwright.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Amatara Wellness Resort has joined with Bangkok Ho

first_imgAmatara Wellness Resort has joined with Bangkok Hospital Phuket’s Brain Health Institute to bring a world first in integrative health care. The brain health enhancement programme is a highly personalised and industry-leading programme that combines the highest level of preventative health care integrated with a luxury wellness vacation. The programme centres on the health and longevity of the most vital organ: the brain. Dr Prattana Punnakitikashem, Managing Director, Amatara Wellness Resort explains:“It is recommended for any adult seeking to understand from a personalised, integrative medical standpoint that lifestyle practices, sleep hygiene and diet are most beneficial to the brain. This includes preservation of cognition, circulation, memory, motor function and many other aspects needed for a healthy central nervous system. The programme helps to suggest ways to enhance and preserve brain health and prevent the decline of function over time.”The focus of the programme is on Alzheimer’s prevention and is highly recommended for three groups of people: Those with a family history of the disease, for the purposes of early intervention; anyone wishing to improve or maintain their brain health and cognition and take conscious steps against age-related cognitive decline; and individuals whose daily life includes a lot of stress or long working hours.The brain health enhancement programme begins within the comfortable setting of the Brain Health Institute, where an evidence-based approach is taken to understanding the patient’s health status. Over 2 nights and 3 days, patients are guided by a team of medical professionals through a series of tests and medical treatments. Between tests, patients can enjoy nutritionally personalised meals, one-on-one exercise, meditation and stress management, as well as accommodation specifically designed for high quality sleep and relaxation. Personal assistants are assigned to support and guide the patient throughout. The stay at the Brain Institute is followed by 5 nights at Amatara Wellness Resort. The partnership between the Brain Institute and Amatara means that patients can be sure that the interventions, dietary plan and exercise that have been recommended are seamlessly integrated into the resort stay, all within the luxurious wellness retreat setting of Amatara. Each room at Amatara, located in Cape Panwa, Phuket, enjoys majestic views of the Andaman Sea.last_img read more

Bawah Island one of the most anticipated openings

first_imgBawah Island, one of the most anticipated openings of 2017, is now calling for guests to be the first to step onto the untouched archipelago.From 31 July 2017, Bawah is inviting its first guests to discover the rare ecosystem at this ‘naturally luxe’ retreat in the heart of the Indonesian Anambas. Bawah Island is just three hours from Singapore and accessible only via a short ferry ride from Batam and a 75-minute private seaplane.Previously uninhabited, Bawah is a marine conservation area where “nature provides its true luxury” across five pristine islands, three crystal-clear lagoons and 13 beaches. Bawah allows a maximum of 70 guests at any one time, with 35 eco-designed suites and overwater bungalows providing guests with a private oasis among spectacular scenery.Bawah Island has been developed to inspire guests to get reacquainted with their ‘true nature’ by inviting them to explore the islands and leave with a renewed sense of purpose. Immersing in experiences harmonious with nature, explorers can encounter flourishing species of corals, turtles and iridescent schools of fish, or step foot in Bawah’s primary forest that has never been cut or burnt.Bawah features 35 suites, with 21 Beach Suites offering sea views, 11 Over Water Bungalows giving dawn-to-dusk vistas and three Garden Suites shrouded by natural scenes. Each suite features a bedroom, spacious bathroom and a relaxing outdoor living area with views across the lagoon.Within Bawah’s clear waters, all are welcome to experience a variety of water activities or for those wanting to slow down their time, Bawah’s beachfront infinity pool invites a cool, gentle dip. The holistic wellness centre, Aura, houses a spa and a yoga pavilion, providing mind and body programmes designed to enlighten the senses. Aura will also offer personalised yoga, pilates, meditation, and reiki sessions from sunrise to sunset.The Tree Top restaurant will serve Asian-fusion cuisine with locally grown ingredients alongside a drinks menu to showcase authentic flavours. The lower deck of the restaurant offers an alternative relaxation spot for diners as they take in spectacular views of the ocean.Guests can also unwind with cocktails at the Grouper Bar, Jules Verne Bar and Boat House Bar. These bars are situated at different zones on Bawah, each offering sights of the surrounding islands. In addition, Bawah houses a wood-panelled Library up in the treetops, where a diverse collection of natural history, architecture, classic literature, maps and guidebooks are available for literary lovers to browse and indulge in.All tented suites and public areas are made of materials like bamboo and recycled teak; while the bath and shower areas are constructed of recycled copper. Indigenous materials like driftwood have been reinvented  and everything on the island has been created by hand, as no heavy machinery is allowed. Fishing and anchoring in Bawah’s waters are also forbidden and to protect the abundance of flora, fauna and butterflies on the island, no pesticides are used.The Bawah Island experience, which can be booked now from USD $1960 for two people per night, includes:Eco-designed accommodation for two to shareRound trip transfers from Singapore via Batam (car, ferry and 75-minute private seaplane)Daily meals (breakfast, lunch and a la carte dinner) and non-alcoholic beveragesDaily laundry service (no dry cleaning on island)Minibar (unlimited Bawah mineral water)Non-motorised water sports – kayaking, sailing, paddle-boarding, snorkelling, and boat trips around the lagoonBeach towels and snorkelling equipmentOther island activities including spa, yoga, pilates, meditation, and reiki sessions at Aura wellness centre, hiking in the forests of Bawah, and open-air cinema sessionslast_img read more