first_img“We’ve witnessed an outstanding start to our new relationship with Chiquita. We have worked in close cooperation with all parties to be able to achieve higher levels of performance,” said Peter Richards, group CEO of the Gulftainer Group of Companies.”However, we could not have achieved such significant gains in productivity through this transition period without the help of our partners, the ILA workforce and our port employees all working in unison. Their efforts during these early operations have been carried out with the utmost professionalism and we are proud to have built these strong partnerships so early in our tenure at the Port of Wilmington.”It is expected that operations will continue to be streamlined and enhanced as GT USA recently announced that it will soon take delivery of new cargo handling equipment as part of the modernization and improvement program at the port.The new electric and eco-friendly equipment will enhance operational capabilities at the terminal, GT said.This equipment, along with civil works improvements forms part of the US$100 million investment in the current Port of Wilmington footprint being phased in throughout 2019, significantly strengthening operational efficiency. Port operator GT USA Wilmington has welcomed the start of a new partnership with Chiquita Fresh North America, which will see the continued presence of the banana company at the Port of Wilmington through the next decade.GT USA Wilmington is the U.S. arm of Gulftainer, the world’s largest, privately owned, independent ports and logistics company.It said that the relationship has already begun bearing fruit for the company, the port and the wider state of Delaware. The new levels of performance are expected to benefit all parties with increased efficiency, flexibility to meet customer demand, and improved time to market, it explained in a press release. April 09 , 2019 You might also be interested in U.S. judge denies Chiquita’s request to be let out …last_img read more

first_img Apples in Charts: Honeycrisp, the queen of the U.S … Applewood gears up for the 2019 harvest season as … “Mexico is our #1 export market with 13 million boxes shipped annually. Since Mexico has demand for Washington apples year-round, the repeal of the duty will have a positive impact on the final months of this year’s export season,” she said.”Volume is still steadily moving into the market and will continue to do so. It will be great to end the year on a positive trade note with our largest market, and beginning the new crop year with open trade is an opportunity for a successful season.”In addition, she said it is “reassuring” to see that a provision in the joint statement released by the U.S. and Mexico states that if further trade conflict arises regarding steel and aluminum, retaliation would be limited to those products only – providing some protection for apple growers on this particular trade issue.As well as having to face a 20% tariff going into the Mexican market and a 50% tariff going into China over the last year, India has also been threatening an additional duty of 25% for the last year, which has affected trade with that country which in the 2017-18 season became Washington State’s third-largest export market.Total shipments to foreign markets have been reduced compared to previous years, partly due to smaller crop volume and partly due to barriers to trade, the WAC said.Exports to Mexico are currently down 29.3% year-on-year and exports have decreased by 32.7% overall. The Washington Apple Commission (WAC) says that Mexico’s lifting of retaliatory tariffs on U.S. apples will improve the state’s exports during the last few months of the current deal and also sets up a successful 2019-20 campaign.Mexico announced the move on Monday after the U.S. said last Friday it was eliminating tariffs on Mexican and Canadian steel and aluminum imports it imposed last year.As well as leading to Mexico removing its 20% tariff on U.S. apples, last week’s decision by the U.S. Government also quells concerns that Canada – the state’s number-two market – could also implement tariffs on U.S. apples, as it had threatened to do so earlier this year.”Mexico’s removal of the 20% tariff on U.S. apples is welcome news to the Washington apple industry indeed,” Toni Lynn Adams, communications outreach coordinator at the WAC, said in a statement to explained that Washington accounts for 90-95% of all U.S. apple exports and one-third of its fresh crop is shipped to international markets. You might also be interested incenter_img NZ: T&G Global’s profits drop despite revenue … May 22 , 2019 AUS: Red Rich Fruits secures exclusive rights to C …last_img read more

first_imgagentsHelloworld Business TravelSerko Helloworld Business Travel is celebrating the signing of the 21st HWBT agent to its Serko technology partnership deal. Over 30% of the network has now adopted Serko’s corporate Online Booking Tool (OBT) solution and the partnership is set to strengthen with the release of Serko’s premium platform, Zeno, in the coming months. From the initial agents using Serko, the HWBT network has increased its online technology adoption by an impressive 60% in just seven months. That figure includes a number of agents who have taken up the branded mobile app – a cost-effective way to stay connected with the traveller 24/7. A group of the agents have also taken up the SME Tool, a new low investment, cost effective way to grow their customer base of clients who traditionally book online direct with suppliers.“It is great to see such results with this partnership in a relatively short time” said Serko CEO, Darrin Grafton.“… the agent up-take shows us that the current offering is able to meet the needs of the HWBT members, and we will continue to work to make sure our solutions develop and continue to satisfy the needs of the customers in this market. In consultation and collaboration with HWBT we will continue to support the network members.”David Padman, Head of Corporate, Associate and Affiliate Networks at Helloworld Travel agrees with Grafton, emphasising the importance of Online Booking Tools (OBT) to SME businesses.“SME-sized customers requesting an OBT is no longer a trend – it’s a necessity. We’ve seen demand rise significantly in the last 12 months, so it’s great to have a market leading partner in Serko to meet these needs as we continue to invest in technology solutions for our corporate members.”IMAGE: L-R: Steve Hona, Helloworld Business Travel & Warren Lio, Serkolast_img read more

first_imgExplore TVVikingViking Orion The award-winning Viking Orion will feature on two episodes of Channel Nine’s Explore TV this month, starting Saturday 9 February at 4:30pm (AEDT). Presented by Trevor Cochrane, the first episode will introduce viewers to Viking’s unique ocean cruising style, as well as its popular 15-day Far East Discovery cruise itinerary.“We are thrilled to be able to showcase one of our most popular itineraries on Explore TV. Trevor Cochrane has an amazing ability to bring Viking Orion and the many destinations we visit as part of this itinerary to life. For anyone wanting to learn more about the Viking difference, these episodes are a perfect introduction,” said Jane Moggridge, General Manager of Marketing and Communications at Viking.The first episode begins in Beijing with an included excursion to the Great Wall of China, before moving onto Quingdao, Xiamen and Japan’s Okinawa Islands. Cochrane will talk to Viking Orion’s Resident Astronomer and treat viewers to a look inside the ship’s incredible onboard planetarium.The second episode, airing on Saturday 16 February at 4:30pm (AEDT), will further explore what the state-of-the-art Viking Orion has to offer — from the gourmet food and wine selection to the Nordic-inspired spa. This episode will also take in the highlights of Japan’s picturesque Ishigaki Island, vibrant Hong Kong and the spectacular Chinese city of Shanghai.last_img read more

first_imgArgentinaAustralis Patagonia CruisesChilecruisePatagoniaspecials Australis Patagonia Cruises is offering USD$400 savings per passenger on bookings made before 31 July 2019, for travel from September through December 2019.Two ships – Stella Australis and Ventus Australis – sail to the southernmost fjords of Patagonia, and Australis is the only cruise line operating in the area. The four-night cruises connect the two southern-most towns in the world (Ushuaia in Argentina and Punta Arenas in Chile or vice versa).Guests are taken ashore daily on zodiacs and in the company of expert naturalist guides. Australis itineraries also showcase the regional flora and fauna including elephant seals, cormorants, Magellan penguins and dolphins. T&Cs applylast_img

first_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke 0 Comments   Share   The Cardinals are allowing a league-best mark of 13.3 points per game, which has allowed them to win despite a less-than-potent offense. However, Arizona did score 27 points in the win over Philadelphia, and if they can put up totals like that each week they’ll be incredibly tough to beat.“You just have to change your viewpoint of what you think Arizona is before you watch the games,” Carter continued. “Because their defense is dominant.” Top Stories center_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation A lot of praise comes with a 3-0 start, especially when that record includes wins over Tom Brady’s New England Patriots and Michael Vick’s Philadelphia Eagles.The Arizona Cardinals have become media darlings, so to speak, with former NFL receiver and current ESPN analyst Chris Carter being the latest to say nice things about them.“[Sunday] Fitzgerald had the big game but we know that [Kevin] Kolb was consistent, didn’t have those costly turnovers, managed the football game,” Carter told ESPN’s Mike & Mike Monday. “Yeah, if you believe in defense you’ve got to believe in Arizona.” Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

first_img“He works his tail off and he’s really ahead of schedule in his rehab,” Cardinals GM Steve Keim told ProFootballTalk. The exact schedule that Mathieu figured to be on was always a bit unclear, as every player is different with regards to how quickly they can return to the field after an injury like the one he suffered. However, in an video series titled, “Tenacious,” fans are given an inside look at what the 21-year-old is going through. In the latest episode, which was released on March 19 and is the third in the series, Cardinals assistant trainer Chad Cook said Mathieu was moving into the next phase of his rehab.“Now we’re transitioning into that phase of just working on his range of motion, getting that full range of motion back, getting his strength back,” he said. In the video, Mathieu said there are some days where he feels better than others, which is to be expected when going through something like this. But his progression, and that’s the most important thing.“To see the progression over the last couple weeks, it’s been amazing,” Cook said, pointing to some of what Mathieu is now able to do that he couldn’t before, like wall squats. “He’s making tremendous strides.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Late in a Week 14 game home game against the St. Louis Rams, Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu tore his ACL in his left knee returning a kick. It was a crushing blow to the team’s secondary, forcing the star rookie to miss the final three games in what was otherwise a storybook season.Since then Mathieu has had surgery and begun the rehabilitation process, and while his story may have added a chapter he was hoping to avoid, it appears he’s ready to keep writing. Of course, Mathieu still has a long way to go before he’ll be back on the field, and what kind of player he’ll be upon his return remains a question. But if he is ahead of schedule as Keim says, we may find out soon enough.Your browser does not support iframes. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Your browser does not support the audio element. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments   Share   LISTEN: Warren Moon, Hall of Fame quarterback The Seattle Seahawks, coming off a Super Bowl victory, are dealing with an unhappy Marshawn Lynch.The San Francisco 49ers, who lost a nailbiter to the Seahawks in the NFC Championship game, will be without the services of Pro Bowl tight end Vernon Davis, who is also holding out for more money. The 49ers also dealt with some offseason drama courtesy of QB Colin Kaepernick, who recently signed a contract extension.The point is, the teams the Arizona Cardinals are chasing in the NFC West have had their share of issues over the last couple months, and appear primed to have more problems in the coming weeks. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo But none of that compares to what the Arizona Cardinals are having to deal with, according to Hall of Fame QB and Seahawks analyst Warren Moon. “I think the biggest losses will probably be the Arizona Cardinals,” Moon told Doug and Wolf on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Tuesday. “Because you lose those two inside linebackers, they’re two very dynamic players.“You might want to lose one of them but definitely don’t want to lose both of them, and losing both of them, that’s a big hole they’re going to have to fill.”Moon is referring to Karlos Dansby, who left Arizona for Cleveland as a free agent, and Daryl Washington, who was suspended for the season due to violating the league’s policy on substance abuse.Last season, the two combined to form one of the best inside linebacker duos in the league, combining for 197 total tackles, 9.5 sacks and six interceptions. In their place, the team seems ready to turn to second-year pro Kevin Minter and veteran Larry Foote. Minter, a second-round pick out of LSU, played just one defensive snap last season, and Foote appeared in just one game due to injury. At best, what the Cardinals have is an unknown, though many believe they’re going to suffer a significant drop-off at an important position. Top Stories And that, Moon believes, is more damaging than any of the drama the Cardinals’ competition has to deal with.“Nobody else lost any players,” he said. “If anything, some of these teams gained players. Sam Bradford is coming back from an injury, Michael Sam is added to their football team. Marshawn Lynch is still going to be a part of the Seahawks football team. “But you guys actually lost two very good players that you won’t have their services this year, so that’s a bigger loss.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Cardinals’ odds have improved, the story notes, as they were 30-1 on February 1, but even now are still behind 10 other teams according to the oddsmakers. There is still plenty to sort out with regards to NFL rosters before we truly know what each team will look like in 2015.More free agency, the draft, workouts and camps all must be completed before Week 1.But that does not mean people are not placing odds on who will fare the best, as the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has the Arizona Cardinals are 25-1 to win Super Bowl 50.That, according to Dave Tuly in an ESPN Insider piece, makes them among the best bets, you know, if that’s your kind of thing. Comments   Share   While I’m sticking with the Steelers as my official pick, I like to have a rooting interest in each conference. Like Rynning’s pick above, the Cardinals were unceremoniously eliminated in the playoffs, losing 27-16 to Carolina. But while most people viewed Arizona as a laughingstock for only compiling an NFL playoff record-low 78 yards and losing by double digits, I see it as a positive that they weren’t blown out by 30 or 40 points. We all know the Cardinals were down to their third-string quarterback and had injuries up and down the lineup. Yet, they still led 14-13 at halftime and were within a touchdown until Ted Ginn Jr. fumbled a punt to set up the Panthers with an insurance touchdown.Now Carson Palmer is back at QB with all of his same weapons. They lost two offensive linemen in free agency but replaced them with center A.Q. Shipley from Indy and left guard Mike Iupati. The defense has some new faces but should be among the league’s best units again. We’ll have to wait to see the schedule, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Cardinals get off to another strong start, down to single digits and among the favorites again in the future book. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

first_img Comments   Share   “Teams are going to try to make us sustain drives and make us play six, seven, eight, nine, 10 plays to be able to put points on the board,” he added. “We can play that kind of ball, too.”Of the Cardinals’ 10 touchdown drives this season, seven required at least seven plays, with a high of 17 needed to punch one in against the Bills.“Teams just do a great job of game-planning and they’re just protecting everything deep,” receiver John Brown said. “So it’s like, it’s kind of hard. We’re going to have to fight faster to try to get past them.”There are few secrets in the NFL.“I just think a lot of teams, they know our past,” offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin said. “We like to take shots and they’re trying to eliminate them.”Goodwin said the way to counteract that is to run the ball well, which the team has this season. But when teams play a lot of Cover-2 defense, like the Rams did last Sunday, the deep ball is less likely to be open as safeties are lined up deep.“But we’ve still got to make plays in the passing game because a lot of things we do are predicated off getting some yardage, as far as chunks. We’ve just got to take it when they’re there. When they’re not there, just check it underneath and play another down. We’ve got to be smart that way and not turn it over.” Through four games this season, as the Cardinals have sputtered to a 1-3 record, the offense is ranked seventh in the NFL, but the big plays have been lacking.According to Pro Football Focus, Cardinals QB Carson Palmer has attempted 23 passes of 20 or more yards, completing eight for 228 yards with one touchdown and four interceptions. Backup Drew Stanton, who will be starting in place of Palmer Thursday against the 49ers, has attempted two such throws, connecting on neither with one being picked off.Last season, according to PFF, Palmer completed 33-of-85 deep passes for 1,074 yards with 10 touchdowns and five interceptions.There is a 10-point difference in the completion percentage for Palmer, and when he is cleared from his concussion and returns to the field, the numbers could very easily balance out as the games progress. But for now, Arizona’s offense is not in drive nor is it in park. It’s in neutral, which is how defenses want it.“Teams, if you look at us, the one thing you want to take away from us is our big shots,” receiver Larry Fitzgerald said. “Any logical defensive coordinator would see that we like our chunk plays.”Fitzgerald said when the opportunities arise for a big play the Cardinals must take advantage of them, because that’s who they are. They aren’t getting many chances. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact And therein lies the challenge.The Cardinals want to push the ball down the field. They need to push the ball down the field. But the farther the ball travels, the more likely it is to be intercepted. There is a balance between the risk and reward that a quarterback must manage, and the Cardinals’ starter, Carson Palmer, has a knack for toeing the line. Sometimes it works out, and he posts gaudy numbers and leads the team to a win.Other times it does not, and his stats — like the ones he put up in the team’s 33-18 loss to Buffalo in which he was intercepted four times — look downright bad.Players and coaches always talk about taking what the defense gives them, but that’s easier said than done when the offense has a certain style it likes to play. Sometimes it might be better to check the ball down than throw a contestable deep ball, though Arians said he does not want to see Palmer dump the ball off more because he feels the issues have nothing to do with the read.“No,” he said. “The deep ball is there, just throw it a little bit further.”Yet while the issue may be more with the location of the throw than the receiver it was to, common sense would tell you that the deeper throws are the most challenging. They are more difficult for the quarterback to be accurate with, and the longer the ball hangs up in the air, the better chance the defender has of making a play on it. Some stories for pre-game reading• The Cardinals have been getting a good pass rush from Chandler Jones and Markus Golden• ESPN’s John Clayton says the Cardinals’ playoff chances hinge on the next four games• Craig Morgan wrote on how the 2016 Cardinals are in danger of being arguably the Valley’s biggest sports flop• The Cardinals say the offense will not change if Drew Stanton starts in place of Carson Palmer• With Palmer inactive, Zac Dysert will become the team’s backup QB• Tyrann Mathieu says he is ready to ‘cut it loose’• In case you missed it, the Cardinals made a series of roster moves this week• The Cardinals have gone the wrong direction in the national power rankingsMiscellany– The Cardinals enter the game 7-3 under Bruce Arians in primetime games.– With 100 or more yards from scrimmage, David Johnson would become the first Cardinal since MacArthur Lane in 1970 to tally 600+ yards over the season’s first five contests.– If Tyrann Mathieu intercepts a pass, it would give him a pick in three straight games against San Francisco.– From 2009 to 2014, the Cardinals were unable to beat the 49ers on the road. With a win Thursday, it would give them two straight road wins in the Bay Area. TEMPE, Ariz. — Much has been made over the last few years of the Arizona Cardinals’ and head coach Bruce Arians’ “no risk-it, no biscuit” approach.But perhaps what’s even more important to his philosophy in guiding an offense is how he likes to stretch the field, throwing the ball deep and earning what are referred to as “chunk plays.”Last season, when the Cardinals ranked first in the NFL in total offense, they posted 66 plays of more than 20 yards and 15 of at least 40 yards, numbers that ranked third in the NFL.center_img Los Angeles Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson (22) intercepts a pass in the end zone intended for Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown (12) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo – With 100 or more yards receiving John Brown would reach the century mark in consecutive games for the first time in his career.– With one sack Thursday Markus Golden would surpass his total from all of 2015.– Larry Fitzgerald enters the game with 14 career touchdown catches against the 49ers, which is the most any player has ever had against the franchise. His 1,854 receiving yards against San Francisco are the most he has against any opponent.Follow Adam Green on Twitter Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires While Arians likes to see his quarterback look down the field, rare is the play where that is the only option. The coach often talks about how there are deep routes, intermediate routes and short routes built into every passing play, so that the QB has options based on what is open. It’s touchdown, first down and check down, he likes to say.Sometimes, the final option may be the best one.Fitzgerald said it’s not a challenge to stay patient and sustain drives because they have to keep teams honest.“You have to be able to make your explosive plays; it’s part of who we are,” he said. “You look around the league, we’re not the only ones doing it. Atlanta is doing a great job of it — a lot of teams are doing a great job with explosive plays, and we have to be one of them.”The last few years, the Cardinals have excelled in that area. To get back to that level, receiver Jaron Brown says it comes down to, simply, execution.“Everything’s got to go right,” he said. “It takes a lot — from the line, from the receiver getting the right depth, the quarterback and all that. When all those three parts come together, that’s when you get those chunk plays.”last_img read more

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo no but you don’t chase a record in the process.— Damnit (@DamnitZero) January 1, 2017 Everyone will say yes now, but nobody was complaining when he won us the game last week— Kevin Harris (@KHarris7) January 1, 2017 How many records was he going for…3? People would be burning BA at the stack if he held him out— Ryan Pilgrim (@RhinoStealth) January 1, 2017 agreed, that’s the game… Unfortunately IT happens Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires no, but it sucks. Hope no acl. @ProFootballDoc— Jake (@AzSportsNFL) January 1, 2017 No, he was having a record breaking year.— Cindy Snider (@azcindy64) January 1, 2017 In hindsight, trying to become the first player to record 16 games of 100-plus yards from scrimmage doesn’t seem worth the star running back injuring himself.But was playing Johnson the right call? Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Ok seriously do some fans think that David Johnson should have been held out of this game?— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) January 1, 2017While Cardinals fans nervously await a diagnosis to Johnson’s injury, the debate about whether he should have been playing at all was the main storyline during Week 17.Still, when we asked readers on Twitter their thoughts, a solid majority said it was not incorrect to play Johnson in a relatively meaningless game between two teams that will miss the playoffs.Here’s a collection of what our readers on Twitter said following Johnson’s injury. I’m sick at the moment, but I was all for him getting the records— sherry (@Dbaxphan) January 1, 2017 if you go with that logic no starter should play once a team is eliminated from playoff contention.— Paul C Castaneda (@PaulCCastaneda) January 1, 2017 (AP Photo/John Froschauer) No. injuries could have happened on week 1. Unfortunate yes, but can’t control when these happen— Felipe (@SugarFreeChurro) January 1, 2017 you gain nothing by playing him— DJ Wit (@Cardsfan1121) January 1, 2017 David Johnson was chasing records. In a season that officially soured a few weeks prior, the Arizona Cardinals made it clear they were chasing individual goals for their star running back.It came with a cost.Johnson suffered a knee injury with four minutes remaining in the first quarter of the season finale. Assuming Johnson does not return to the game against the Rams, he closes the year with 1,239 rushing yards and 16 rushing touchdowns along with 879 receiving yards and four more scores through the air. @AZSports no reason for starters to sit. Unless you have a rookies behind them that needs exp..— Antonio Esquivel (@HoneyBucketHero) January 1, 2017 @AZSports No. but I’d be cool with forfeiting every game against LA. It’d wind up a win on the personnel front, anyway.— Page Gerrick Denny (@PDenny29) January 1, 2017 Comments   Share   — Steven Ramos (@Nevetstrebor84) January 1, 2017 Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

first_imgArizona Cardinals quarterback Blaine Gabbert (7) runs drills during an NFL football training camp, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Your browser does not support the audio element. Gabbert has led six scoring drives in the preseason, recording four touchdowns and two field goal trips. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories LISTEN: Blaine Gabbert, Cardinals QB 6 Comments   Share   center_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo An asset for Gabbert this training camp, compared to previous camps, is the access to knowledge and experience. Gabbert appreciates having teammates like starting quarterback Carson Palmer — who has played five years in Bruce Arians’ system — and Drew Stanton, who was named the backup on Tuesday.“Having those guys as resources, especially the guys who have played in this system and in games in this system, you can’t put a price tag on it,” Gabbert said. “Any time I have a question in meetings regardless if it’s a good question, bad question, smart question, dumb question — those guys are there to answer.”Gabbert also enjoys having the ears of assistant head coach Tom Moore and Arians. Gabbert’s quarterback coach Byron Leftwich has also played in the system that is in place for the Cardinals.Having all this experience as a whole from coaches and players was a major factor for Gabbert in choosing to play for the Cardinals.“When I came here, it was more of a decision that I wanted to come to a stable organization with a great coaching staff, great front office, great ownership and just quality people around,” Gabbert said. “So I can learn the game of football and not just go out there and play but just focus on the fine details of just mastering the quarterback position. It’s been great so far.” In his first season with the Arizona Cardinals, a focused Blaine Gabbert is making the most of his opportunities.That is, at least, according to the man himself.“I’ve been looking for consistent improvement day in and day out,” Gabbert said Tuesday as he joined the Red Sea Report on 98.7 FM, Arizona’s Sports Station. “I’m really still in that learning phase. You’re going to make mistakes, but when you make them you just try to learn from them and apply them to the next game and the upcoming week.”last_img read more

first_img The Arizona Cardinals (7-8) visit the Seattle Seahawks (9-6) in Week 17 hoping to spoil their opponents’ chance to sneak into the postseason with a win.Can the Cardinals play spoiler at CenturyLink Field, a place they have come out victorious in three out of four visits during the Bruce Arians era?[View the story “Cardinals at Seahawks – Dec. 31” on Storify] Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton (5) stands with head coach Bruce Arians, right during warmups before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)center_img 5 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterWith a length of approximately 123 metres (404 feet), a width of 18 metres (59 feet) and a capacity of 175 passengers, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises‘ MS HANSEATIC is a small expedition ship – ideal for visiting the more remote destinations and ports that are virtually unexplored by tourists. As part of the Expedition to the South Seas and Easter Island, guests on board the five-star MS HANSEATIC will travel to destinations including the Tuamotu Islands in the heart of French Polynesia, go on Zodiac landings and discover the Moai statues on Easter Island.The Expedition to the South Seas and Easter Island is a 24-day cruise that follows in the wake of famous seafarers such as James Cook. In the 18th century, Cook embarked on three South Sea voyages and discovered a number of different islands there. For many of the guests, this cruise will also be full of firsts – for example, when the MS HANSEATIC heads for the Tuamotu Islands, the world’s largest archipelago. This group of islands was discovered in 1521 by Ferdinand Magellan.A further port of call will be Pitcairn, the only inhabited island in the archipelago of the same name. Weather permitting, guests will land at Bounty Bay with the 14 Zodiacs – inflatable boats well suited to expeditions – and meet personally the descendants of the Bounty mutineers. The highlight of the expedition will be the penultimate stop: the Easter Islands. The park where the Moai, the island’s famous stone sculptures, are situated is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A team of experts from different fields such as regional studies, cultural history, biology and geology will accompany the guests throughout the entire cruise. In lectures both on board and during the shore excursions and Zodiac excursions, these specialists will provide fascinating facts and insights, for example, about the different Polynesian people and the European expeditions of the 16th and 18th centuries.Example cruise: MS HANSEATIC – Expedition to the South Seas and Easter Island, from Tahiti to Puerto Montt, 25 November – 19 December 19 2016, 24 days, from €8,990 per person (£6,750, $10,790), cruise only.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

first_img RelatedMost Brits seek warm weather this springMost Brits seek warm weather this springMost holidaying Brits intend to travel abroad this summerMore than half of Brits are intending to take a holiday abroad this year despite the effects of the credit crunch.More Brits book flights onlineMore people are choosing to book their flights online because they don’t trust traditional travel brochures. More than half of Brits would be happy to book flights and take their mother on holiday, new research has revealed.A survey by Holiday Extras has shown that 54 percent of people believe that their mothers would be “the perfect holiday companion” ahead of Mothering Sunday on March 22nd.Some 19 percent said that a sense of duty would lead them to consider holidaying with their mum, while five percent said they would like to take their mother on a trip – but that their partner would not be happy about it.A further 22 percent admitted that they “couldn’t think of anything worse” than booking a holiday with their mum.Commenting on the survey results, Holiday Extras’ managing editor Mike Whiting said: “Mums deserve a treat on Mothers’ Day so it’s great to hear that so many people would gladly take theirs on holiday.”A separate poll by Holiday Extras recently revealed that almost half of UK airline passengers are supportive of Heathrow’s proposed third runway.Interested in booking a holiday for your mum – get inspiration from Skyscanner!ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

first_img RelatedFlights to London and Los Angeles to be increased by QantasFlights to London and Los Angeles to be increased by QantasQantas to expand A380 aircraft servicesQantas to expand A380 aircraft servicesQantas launches inaugural A380 flight between Sydney and LondonQantas has announced that it launched its maiden A380 flight between Sydney and London Qantas will increase its number of flights to Los Angeles and London from Sydney next month.The airline has taken delivery of its fourth Airbus A380, which will allow it to expand its services from September 7th.Alan Joyce, Qantas’ chief executive officer, said the carrier’s A380 flights have been “incredibly popular” since they were introduced in October last year.”This fourth aircraft will allow us to increase Sydney-Singapore-London A380 services from three to five per week and Sydney-Los Angeles services from three to four per week,” he commented.Mr Joyce went on to say that the airline would be receiving a fifth and sixth A380 later this year, which will allow it to operate daily A380 flights to London and Los Angeles from Sydney.Qantas is also intending to launch an additional third weekly flight to the US city from Melbourne.Since the A380 was introduced, the airline has carried over 300,000 passengers on its A30 routes.Last month, Qantas celebrated the 50th anniversary since it operated the first commercial passenger service across the Pacific.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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first_imgLondon, England – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineIconic British brand Asprey has introduced The Londoner Collection in conjunction with Globe-Trotter, luggage maker to the British royal family. Consisting of five pieces, this exceptional set of suitcases and trolleys was designed by Asprey’s Creative Director Bruce Hoeksema.The two color options—extraordinarily strong molded Vulcan fiberboard in metallic purple with purple crocodile trim or matte black with oxidized metallic corners and black crocodile trim—are accented with hemp linen lining, a hand-stamped leather Asprey label, hand-stitched crocodile corners that match the classic stripe of the removable webbed luggage straps and the signature lock that fastens all of Asprey’s leather goods.www.asprey.comlast_img read more

first_imgThe Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne, Switzerland ( is offering a special Valentine’s Day package including a one-night stay, welcome glass of champagne, buffet breakfast, complimentary “Red Passion” cocktail, full access to spa and fitness center and choice of one 50-minute massage for two in the stunning Cinq Mondes Spa. Rates start at approximately $740 per night, available February 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22.Hotel Fouquet’s Barrière, Paris, France ( has created the “Paris C’est L’Amour” package to capture the essence of romance just as Robert Doisneau did in his famous photo, Le Baiser (The Kiss), photographed in Paris in 1950. Guests are taken out for a one-hour photo shoot on the Parisian streets with a professional black-and-white photographer–the perfect setup for another old-time “kiss.” The package includes a make-up session, welcome caviar and champagne, breakfast each morning, a champagne dinner at the hotel’s Le Diane restaurant, transportation to and from the airport and a private, chauffeur-driven “Paris-by-night” tour in either a 2CV convertible or a Peugeot C6 (President Chirac’s vehicle). The package costs approximately $2,080 per night based on double occupancy and a two-night minimum stay is required.The Merrion, Dublin, Ireland (, arguably Dublin’s most romantic hotel, offers three unique packages this Valentine’s season. To experience a taste of the romance, enjoy “Lasting Love” throughout the month of February, which includes an overnight stay, full Irish breakfast, rosé champagne, heart-shaped chocolates and red roses for approximately $512 per couple per night. To get a little sweeter, the “All Loved Up” package offers all of these amenities, in addition to an overnight stay on February 14th and a formal three-course Valentine’s Night dinner for approximately $714 per couple per night. Finally, the sexiest package of them all is the “Real Love,” which includes all the amenities of “Lasting Love” in addition to a Champagne Afternoon Tea and tickets to the play The Real Thing at the Gate Theatre, available February 13-15. Rates start at approximately $694 per couple per night. Algodon Wine Estates ( in San Rafael Mendoza, Argentina is offering guests “A Gaucho Weekend” this Valentine’s Day, highlighting the best of Argentinean food and wine including two nights in a double room, private transfers to and from airport, daily fresh fruit from the estate, daily breakfast for two, an asado dinner for two with wines from Algodon Wine Estates, in-room couple’s massage, one personal wine tasting and tour of the winery with Algodon Wine Estate’s Sommelier, gift of two bottles of Argentinean Bonarda with a personalized label, one hour of horseback riding around the estate, a golf cart tour of the estate and a round of golf or private golf lesson. The best news: the package costs $770 per couple for three days and two nights.The Hassler Roma (, perched atop the Spanish Steps with an unprecedented view of the Eternal City below, invites lovers from around the world for a special San Valentino escape this February 12-14.  The three-night package includes luxury accommodations for two, daily buffet breakfast for two, dinner for two at the hotel’s panoramic rooftop restaurant Imago – with a special Valentine’s Day menu created by Chef Francesco Apreda – a bottle of Italian sparkling wine, a special in-room gift, and last but not least, a rose for the bella donna.  The package is priced from approximately $1,837. To make the experience even more unique, guests can add on additional activities such as a helicopter ride, massage in the Hassler’s Amorvero Spa, or bike rentals.Amanjena (, located in romantically exotic Marrakech, showcases all the elegance of a sultan’s palace and helps guests discover the legendary wonders of Morocco with a three-night Medina Winter Sojourn that includes a private guided tour of the Medina, one massage per person and daily Continental breakfast. The offer is valid from now through March 15, 2009.  Rates start at $3,820 per couple in one of the 32 spacious rose-toned pavilions.Çırağan Palace Kempinski ( invites travelers to celebrate St. Valentine in Istanbul this year. On February 13 and 14, Çırağan Palace is offering two nights accommodation in a Superior Sea View room and such VIP amenities as a heart-shaped cake, chocolates, sparkling local wine, a seven-course dinner for two at Laledan Restaurant and buffet breakfast at Laledan Restaurant. Rates start at approximately $945 per couple, plus 8% VAT.Zeavola Resort, Phi Phi Island, Thailand ( celebrates romance with a luxurious Zpa Package.  After a short speedboat ride from nearby Phuket, couples indulge in the seclusion of a Village Suite at the beautiful seaside Zeavola resort on the island’s northernmost tip, along with 60-minute spa treatments of the couple’s choosing-including scrubs, masks, wraps, facials and massages. The package is priced from approximately $255 per night, based on double occupancy and exclusive of taxes and service charges.last_img read more

first_img by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Feb 10, 2018 9:59 pm PDT Last Updated Feb 10, 2018 at 10:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Skating’s Shibutanis make strike back at NBC’s Andrea Joyce Red Gerard, of the United States, jumps during the men’s slopestyle final at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) center_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics:BEGGING TO DIFFER: The Shibutani siblings were having none of Andrea Joyce’s assessment of their ice dancing. The NBC reporter prefaced her first interview question by saying the Americans were “not at (their) best today.” Actually, Maia Shibutani said, she and her brother, Alex, thought they skated pretty well, and Alex said they were surprised by the judging. It’s good that Joyce doesn’t waste limited interview time fawning over her subjects. In this instance, it would have been better to start out more general and less judgmental, then ask if they took any responsibility for their scores or if they wanted to lay it all on officials.JUMPING: Backed by a slow-motion replay, Tara Lipinski likened Japanese skater Satoko Miyahara’s inability to get enough lift for a move to “jumping on a trampoline at the wrong time.” Neat way of making something technical understandable.GOLDEN RAD: Superb camera work capturing American teenager Red Gerard’s gold medal in men’s slopestyle snowboarding , both of his high-flying moves and depicting the tension of waiting to see whether his score would hold up. This being snowboarding, there were a couple audible F-bombs during the celebration. NBC’s Mike Tirico quickly apologized to viewers.KOREAN HOCKEY: Strong report by NBC’s Mary Carillo on the first game played by the combined Korean women’s ice hockey team, which was clobbered by the Swiss. She raised a provocative point: Why was the pressure of this politically fraught assignment placed on young female hockey players?BAD WEATHER: NBC’s plans for live prime-time coverage of men’s downhill skiing were foiled when high winds postponed the competition . That meant for a little too much ice skating in the network’s three-hour telecast.RATINGS: The opening ceremony on Friday night reached 27.8 million viewers on NBC, a number that inched up to 28.3 million when digital viewers are added. While that’s down from the 31.7 million who watched the opening ceremony in Sochi four years ago, it has to rate as positive news for the network. The opening in Pyeongchang had 6 per cent more viewers than the Summer Olympics ceremony in Rio de Janiero in 2016, and it was the most watched Friday night on television since Sochi’s first night four years ago. NBC’s viewership peaked at 31.5 million when the U.S. team entered the stadium in South Korea.AFTERNOON STARS: NBC’s prime time draws most of the viewers and attention, but the afternoon on NBC and NBCSN provided a nice opportunity to see sports and stars usually overlooked. Saturday’s highlights were the South Korean speedskater Lim Hyo-jun winning the home team’s first gold and vintage performances by Germans Felix Loch in luge and biathlete Lauren Dahlmeier.___More AP Olympics: https://wintergames.ap.orglast_img read more