Hotel Marine Plaza celebrates World Environment week

first_imgEvery year in the first week of June, Hotel Marine Plaza celebrates ‘World Environment week’. The day is celebrated globally on June 5 to raise awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth. It is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).Speaking on the occasion Sanjeev Shekhar, GM, Hotel Marine Plaza, said, “Our environment week celebration is very close to Hotel Marine Plaza’s heart as we truly believe in keeping our environment clean and safe. Every year, we pledge to strive towards a better tomorrow for our generations to come.”As a part of the celebration the following activities were lined up for their employees:(a) Drawing Competition: All the HODs were encouraged by their team to participate in drawing and poster making competitions with environment-related topics to show their creativity.(b) Cleanliness Drive (Swachh Bharat Abhiyan): An awareness drive was held for the staff with an aim to address issues like clean, green and healthy environment.(c) Environment Quiz: An environment quiz was held to create awareness and also included the questions on the initiative taken by the hotel to maintain a healthy and clean environment.(d) Guest Speaker: Experts were invited to deliver a meaningful lecture on the value of the environment. A presentation about various environmental issues  was shared with the staff.(e) Sapling plantation: The staff participates in the plantation drive to make their surrounding green.last_img read more

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MBA Urges Alignment of Standards Clear RepWarranties Framework

first_img June 20, 2013 407 Views MBA Urges Alignment of Standards, Clear Rep/Warranties Framework Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Bankers Association Service Providers 2013-06-20 Tory Barringer A new concept paper from the “”Mortgage Bankers Association””:http://mbaa.org/default.htm (MBA) calls for the alignment of underwriting standards and clear representations of warranties as a major step in secondary market reform.[IMAGE]The paper is the fourth in the group’s “”five-part series””:http://www.mbaa.org/Advocacy/Issues that lays out immediate steps the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and the GSEs can take to “”ease the transition into a new secondary mortgage market regime.”” The final paper will be released in the coming weeks.In the paper, MBA suggests that FHFA set the parameters for acceptable underwriting criteria by both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and then allow them to offer credit terms within that boundary. Both enterprises should also be [COLUMN_BREAK]required to synchronize their underwriting engines by the end of the year for all mortgage terms and products offered.””If we are to have a fully functioning secondary market that provides sustainable access to credit for qualified borrowers, then the development of transparent and consistent credit underwriting standards are of the utmost importance,”” said MBA chairman Debra W. Still, CMB. In addition, MBA calls for greater clarity in both of the GSEs’ representations and warranties framework. According to the association, the new framework should hold lenders responsible for the factors they control (origination and servicing practices, for example). It should also provide a clear definition for what constitutes a material underwriting breach and should require a causal link between that breach and the loan default.Finally, the paper calls for the establishment of a performance benchmark after which representations and warranties are extinguished.””Confusion and uncertainty around representations and warranties standards continues to cause lenders to add their own overlays to the existing GSE credit standards,”” said Bill Cosgrove, CMB, vice chairman for the association. “”As a result, lenders are only offering mortgages to those with the most pristine credit for fear that any borrower default will trigger costly repurchasing requests. This is a major contributor to the tight credit environment that is holding back the housing recovery.””center_img in Secondary Market Sharelast_img read more

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Yellen Tackles Tapering GSE Reform Before House Committee

first_imgFed,Yellen Tackles Tapering, GSE Reform Before House Committee in Government, Secondary Market February 11, 2014 368 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Federal Reserve House Financial Services Committee Investors Janet Yellen Jobs Lenders & Servicers Senate Banking Committee Service Providers 2014-02-11 Tory Barringercenter_img If nothing else, Janet Yellen proved on Tuesday she has stamina.The newly installed “”Federal Reserve””:http://www.federalreserve.gov/default.htm chair–the first woman to take the post in the institution’s century-long history–sat in front of the “”House Financial Services Committee””:http://financialservices.house.gov/ for an extended session, fielding dozens of questions on topics ranging from the Fed’s current direction to GSE reform.[IMAGE]Yellen’s “”prepared remarks””:http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/testimony/yellen20140211a.htm for the committee echoed much of what analysts have seen in recent Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statements, with references to a recovering (but still weakened) labor market, a slowing housing market, restrictive fiscal policy, and the usual prediction of a “”moderate”” expansion in the nation’s economic activity.She also told House members not to expect any great change in policy now that she’s at the helm.””[L]et me emphasize that I expect a great deal of continuity in the FOMC’s approach to monetary policy,”” she said. “”I served on the Committee as we formulated our current policy strategy and I strongly support that strategy, which is designed to fulfill the Federal Reserve’s statutory mandate of maximum employment and price stability.”” [COLUMN_BREAK]Having said that, Yellen emphasized “”purchases are not on a preset course,”” and the FOMC’s decisions about whether or not to taper will continue to hinge on its outlook from meeting to meeting.With the last two employment reports suggesting a possible slowdown in economic growth, the Fed chair was reluctant to discuss what they might mean for the possibility of further cuts to purchases in the FOMC’s next meeting.””The pace of job creation [in December and January] was running under what I had anticipated, but we have to be very careful not to jump to conclusions in interpreting what those reports mean,”” she said, adding that the committee has data to consider beyond employment rates. “”I think it’s important to take our time to assess just what the significance of this is.””She also left open the possibility for a ramp up in asset purchases should economic conditions deteriorate significantly.Another topic of interest for the House committee were Yellen’s thoughts on housing finance reform as industry players and policymakers offer up their ideas for moving forward on Fannie and Freddie.””I think the time has come,”” she said. “”I hope that you will deal with a reform of the GSEs, and there are a variety of ways to do it, but I think the government should make its intended role more explicit and make sure that whatever entities are set up to deal with housing finance … don’t create systemic risks to the financial system.””One subject left out of Tuesday’s hearing was the Fed’s latest round of annual capital stress tests, the results of which are expected to land in March. Of course, she’ll have another opportunity to discuss it this week–when she appears before the “”Senate Banking Committee””:http://www.banking.senate.gov/public/ Thursday. Sharelast_img read more

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Mortgage Bank Profits Down Despite Increased Production

first_imgMortgage Bank Profits Down Despite Increased Production Mortgage Bankers Association Profits Purchase Loans 2014-12-04 Tory Barringer Mortgage banking profits hit another stumbling block in the third quarter, sinking slightly as a decline in secondary market income offset rising production numbers.Home lenders took in an average profit of $897 on each loan they originated over Q3, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said Thursday. That average was down from $954 in the second quarter but still a vast improvement from an average per-loan loss of $194 in the first quarter.”Average company production volume was up in the third quarter, which resulted in a nominal decrease in per-loan production expenses,” said Marina Walsh, VP of industry analysis for MBA. “Nonetheless, production profits were slightly down because of a decrease in secondary marketing income.”According to the group, average production volume came to $437 million per company last quarter, up from $378 million the prior period. By count, lenders averaged 1,901 new mortgages per company compared to 1,676 in Q2.At the same time, secondary marketing income for the quarter was 261 basis points, a decline from 270 basis points the previous quarter.The net cost to originate a mortgage was $5,038 per loan, a decrease from $5,074 in Q2, MBA reported. That total includes all production operating expenses and commissions with the exception of fee income.The average loan balance for first mortgages in the quarter was $231,914, up more than $6,000 from the last survey and a new record high.Among other findings, MBA reported a small drop in purchase loan origination share, which was 72 percent by dollar volume compared to 74 percent in Q2. For the industry as a whole, the association estimates purchase loans accounted for 62 percent of total originations in Q3.Meanwhile, the share of high-cost first mortgage originations continued to increase, rising to a survey high of 9.4 percent as lenders loosen standards on jumbo products.Including all business lines, 83 percent of the nearly 350 companies in the study posted pre-tax financial profits last quarter, up from 81 percent in Q2. in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Newscenter_img Share December 4, 2014 439 Views last_img read more

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Up Up and Away Goes Home Equity

first_img October 6, 2016 548 Views CoreLogic Home Equity Household Wealth 2016-10-06 Seth Welborn The aggregate amount of equity in U.S. residential homes has more than doubled since 2011, the result of 40 percent price appreciation nationwide during that time.Even with that much of an increase in home equity—which hit a trough of $6.1 trillion in June 2011 but by June 2016 had risen to $12.7 trillion—there is still plenty more equity to be regained while home price appreciation continues over the next year, according to CoreLogic’s U.S. Economic Outlook for October 2016.“We project the national CoreLogic Home Price Index will rise another 5 percent in the coming year, helping to boost home-equity wealth by close to $1 trillion,” CoreLogic Chief Economist Frank Nothaft said. “In turn, this wealth gain should add to consumption spending and contribute to economic growth in 2017.”According to CoreLogic’s most recent Home Equity Report released in mid-September, more than half a million (548,000) homeowners regained equity in the second quarter of 2016, bringing the total of residential homes with equity to approximately 47 million (93 percent). This left approximately 7 percent, or close to 3.6 million homeowners, in negative equity.“We see home prices rising another 5 percent in the coming year based on the latest projected national CoreLogic Home Price Index,” said Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic. “Assuming this growth is uniform across the U.S., that should release an additional 700,000 homeowners from the scourge of negative equity.”With the substantial rise in home equity, which is a key component of household wealth, there has been a corresponding increase in consumption spending and renovation expenditures. Moody’s Analytics reported that consumption spending rises by approximately $2 for every $100 worth of housing wealth that is regained.“[A] $6 trillion rise in housing wealth has lifted consumer spending by more than $100 billion during the last five years,” Nothaft said. “And renovation expenditures are up as well, further contributing to economic growth.”According to CoreLogic, the average gain in home equity, or household wealth, from the middle of 2015 to the middle of 2016 was $11,000 per homeowner. The largest increases were seen in California, Oregon, and Washington, all of which had an average increase in equity of almost $30,000 per homeowner. In Connecticut, New Jersey, North Dakota, and Pennslyvania, there was either a decline or no change in the average amount of equity gained per homeowner. Up, Up, and Away Goes Home Equitycenter_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Sharelast_img read more

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4 Ways to Implement Innovation in Business

first_img4 Ways to Implement Innovation in Business Share July 24, 2017 595 Views Innovation in the mortgage space is advancing at a rapid rate and playing a fundamental role in transforming the customer experience. No doubt, it is critical to solve for the customer experience as it can lead to greater returns, better customer engagement, and productivity gains. Innovations, such as web-portals and apps, have already accelerated production efficiency by enabling the borrower for self-service. If front-end innovations are driving back-office efficiencies, then we must allow ourselves to imagine the behind-the-scenes impact that operational innovation will have on customer experience transformation. Beyond customer experience, innovating for the sake of your operation is also worthwhile; operational innovation done right can accelerate timelines, simplify processes, improve origination quality, engage your employees, and reduce costs.By taking a broader view of the role innovation plays in the mortgage industry, lenders will be able rethink how lending is done and create new processes, tools, and technologies. Here are four reasons to bring your organization along for the innovation ride:Process Simplification If you’ve been working in the mortgage industry for a long time—or for just a single day—you already know that the business of originating loans isn’t exactly simple. It is often complicated by regulation, data, documents, and timelines.Innovating new ways to simplify and accelerate some of the more cumbersome processes is one of the biggest opportunities for the mortgage industry. While there have been significant reductions in days-to-close and noteworthy advancements in process automation, there are still ample opportunities for improvement around process simplification, hyper-automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence. Until originating a mortgage is as easy as originating an auto loan, the mortgage industry must continue to aggressively seek out opportunities to simplify back-office processes within the mortgage value chain. Innovation for Supply Chain OptimizationThe mortgage industry has an incredible ecosystem of businesses, partnerships, and third-party service providers. These providers often contribute niche expertise on a specific aspect of the mortgage value chain. However, unless lenders are integrating quickly and seamlessly with their providers, there will always be opportunities for innovation. Luckily, innovation to streamline the mortgage industry supply chain is already taking place. Plug and play APIs are rapidly becoming the new way for loan origination technology platforms to enable lenders to easily add and remove new services to ensure they remain competitive in the emerging mortgage market. In addition, more lenders are implementing collaboration tools to ensure complete visibility into its service providers’ involvement including greater coordination for appraisals, title and closing, better reporting and metrics, and faster time-to-close. A streamlined supply chain translates to greater cost-savings, faster cycle times, fewer set-backs, and customer happiness.Innovation for Customer Analysis & Underwriting Underwriting has certainly evolved over time, but the opportunity for even greater change is still ahead. Significant advancements in technology and social media—most notably, big data—are set to change the game. Unstructured data and data derived from previously unmined sources such as social networks, e-commerce and buying patterns, business and banking data, PDF document extraction (OCR), electronic devices, and the internet of things (IOT) present a significant opportunity to accelerate underwriting and improve accuracy. The application of big data and analytics for risk analysis will enable lenders to project forward the performance of a loan by gauging borrower behavior and the ability to pay over a long-term period. Moreover, big data innovations that will improve access to data will eliminate long wait times for information and help lenders tailor their solutions and processes to meet a unique borrower profile. There is no limit to the benefits of big data, but the main ones include precision in underwriting, fast turn times, delivery of tailored products and processes, and ultimately greater profitability.Employee engagementBy redefining “customer” to include internal stakeholders and employees, lenders will be able to improve overall staff engagement and enthusiasm, which will ultimately improve customer service and drive productivity for the lender. As lenders move forward in selecting technology and tools or innovating new approaches, it is critical to keep in mind how the innovation will impact the person doing the work. Will adopting a new web portal or mobile app require them to manage multiple disparate platforms or will it integrate seamlessly? As the millennial generation is entering the workforce in droves, lenders with a modern tech-driven origination approach will successfully attract and retain new talent while driving the type of excitement that will lead to new contributions and innovations.As customer facing technologies and fintech solutions gain popularity, it is important that the mortgage industry recognize the need for balance. There is a symbiotic relationship between operational innovation and customer innovation. By broadening our perspective and identifying the impact that back-office innovations can have on the customer experience and vice versa, the mortgage industry will be able to connect more dots and create more connections so that one innovation will inspire another, ultimately shaping a new mortgage landscape.center_img Innovation Mortgage Industry optimization 2017-07-24 Sandeep Hinduja in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Newslast_img read more

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Women in Housing Awards—Now Theres More Time to Nominate

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News June 22, 2018 744 Views As has become an annual tradition, the Five Star Institute is once again taking time out to recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of women within the mortgage servicing and housing industries. As part of this year’s annual Five Star Conference, Five Star will present the Women in Housing Leadership Awards during a special banquet on Tuesday, September 18, at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, Texas. If you haven’t already nominated any outstanding colleagues who have demonstrated leadership and excellence, don’t worry—the nomination deadline for these awards has now been extended to Tuesday, July 10.This is your chance to shine the spotlight on the industry leaders whose drive, encouragement, and professionalism make your company a better place to work and improve the industry’s commitment to helping build the American Dream of homeownership. Click here to submit your nominees.This year’s Women in Housing Leadership Awards will be divided into five categories:Rising Business Leader Award—Recognizing individuals who, while still early in their careers, have demonstrated an outstanding capability to lead and drive progress (fewer than 10 years’ consecutive industry experience).Cultural Leader Award—Honoring industry leaders who have successfully fostered forward-thinking company cultures and workplaces through corporate strategies and initiatives that have led to tangible, positive outcomes for colleagues company-wide and beyond (minimum 10 years’ consecutive industry experience).The Community Leadership Award—Acknowledging individuals who displayed tremendous leadership and cooperation in local communities. This includes all commendable community achievements by those in the non-profit, government, small business, and corporate sectors (minimum 10 years’ consecutive industry experience).The Diversity & Inclusion Award—Celebrating those who have successfully broken barriers and helped lead the charge in developing diverse workplace cultures by fostering inclusive and welcoming environments for people of every color, creed, and gender to prosper and achieve over adversity (minimum 10 years’ consecutive industry experience).Laurie A. Maggiano Legacy Award—Named in honor of the late industry icon whose distinguished and accomplished career left an indelible impact on housing, this award recognizes those women who through their tireless efforts, collaboration, and ingenuity have powerfully influenced the industry and homeownership nationwide (minimum 20 years’ industry experience).Finalists for the awards will be announced in the September 2018 issue of DS News’ sister publication, MReport magazine. The winners will be announced live during the Women in Housing Leadership Awards Banquet, hosted on September 18 during the Five Star Conference. The winners will also be profiled in the October 2018 issue of MReport.You can hit the banner below to submit your nominations for the 2018 Women in Housing Leadership Awards. Take the time to help recognize the extraordinary women of the industry. Sharecenter_img 2018 Five Star Conference Five Star Conference Women in Housing Women in Housing Leadership Awards 2018-06-22 David Wharton Women in Housing Awards—Now There’s More Time to Nominatelast_img read more

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Growers of speciality nonspecialty crops eligibl

first_imgGrowers of speciality, non-specialty crops eligibleProducers of a number of specialty and non-specialty crops are eligible to receive payments. Almonds, cranberries, fresh grapes, fresh cherries, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachios, and walnuts are just a few of the covered commodities.To be eligible for the relief package payments, the department comments that applicants must prove one of two things. The first is that they have an average adjusted gross income for 2014, 2015, and 2016 of less than US$900,000. The second is that they derive at least 75% of their adjusted gross income from farming.It specifies that producers also must comply with the provisions of the “Highly Erodible Land and Wetland Conservation” regulations. Many farmers also know these the conservation compliance provisions.Finally, they need to show they have a farm number with USDA’s Farm Service Agency.On Thursday, Perdue defended sending aid to the agriculture sector as opposed to other industries damaged by Trump’s trade policies.“I think it’s very clear that our farmers this year when these talks with China did not proceed as we had hoped, again continued to be affected by tariff damages; and I think it’s entirely justifiable,” CNBC quoted Perdue telling reporters.The Trump administration has “no plans” for a 2020 aid program, he commented. You might also be interested in July 26 , 2019 Apeel Sciences to join Europe’s fight against fo … U.K.: Major industry players snap up the next gene … center_img Mexican table grape exports to resume growth trend … U.S.: PMA, United Fresh welcome stricter ag water … U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Thursday further details of the US$16 billion relief package President Trump had promised farmers who have been hurt by his administration’s escalating trade war with China and severe weather.The aid – provided by the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) and Food Purchase and Distribution Program (FPDP) – is in line with the estimated financial loss agricultural producers have suffered due to the retaliatory tariffs imposed on U.S. products by China, says the USDA.Sign-ups for aid start July 29 and end Dec. 6, with payments set to begin next month. The program, which was announced in May, will last through the fall and winter if the Trump administration has not resolved the trade conflict, reports CNBC.County payment rates range from US$15 to US$150 per acre, depending on the impact of unjustified trade retaliation in that county, says the USDA.It explains that it will base payments on factors such as specific crops and where farmers are located.last_img read more

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Corporate Traveller

first_imgCorporate Traveller Corporate Traveller has celebrated its 25th anniversary by unveiling new look branding and a reshaping of its offering to two platforms, GO and ULTIMATE.The company has retooled its technology suite for increased customisation and also launched CT GO, a self-service online booking tool that enables customers to register and start booking with Corporate Traveller in 30 minutes. GO offers simpler plug and play solutions for businesses that have low complexity travel. ULTIMATE options offer greater customisation and increased efficiency to more intricate business travel programs.Corporate Traveller General Manager Jess Anscombe said the variety of customer requirements, particularly in the SME sector, necessitated more choice in the adaptability and scale of technology solutions.“Some customers need options where they can register, log in and start using straight away. Others need to implement stricter policy requirements such as cost centre allocation or fulfil negotiated deals with airlines or hotels.“GO and ULTIMATE are designed to meet those requirements by letting the customer select their ideal level of technology implementation. They can mix and match between and within the two platforms and upgrade as they grow.”Corporate Traveller originally launched as Flight Centre Travel Group’s first venture outside the leisure sector and is now the preferred travel partner of more than 6,500 companies in Australia.“The role of a travel management company has changed dramatically in 25 years. It’s no longer about simply getting a customer from A to B,” Anscombe said.“Our goal was to create technology that boosted the efficiency of all the individuals involved in any single business trip. That includes travellers, anyone making bookings and senior management.“We even engineered technology solutions for company finance teams to help boost their productivity when reconciling travel expenses.”Corporate Traveller’s new branding and technology suite is currently being rolled out globally.last_img read more

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The worlds largest festival of light music and i

first_imgThe world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, Vivid Sydney, returns in 2018 with a spectacular new precinct at Luna Park, the return of much-loved Customs House, and a fantastical blend of everyday objects and Australian-inspired motifs on the sails of the Sydney Opera House.“Vivid Sydney has delighted and inspired people from around Australia and the world. With the Festival now in its 10th year, visitors and locals alike can once again expect to be mesmerised by the Vivid Sydney program, with larger installations and a gripping Music and Ideas offering, so I encourage visitors to start planning their trip early to get the most out of this year’s exciting line-up,” said Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Adam Marshall yesterday.“Over 23 nights from Friday 25 May to Saturday 16 June, Vivid Sydney will paint the Harbour City in the colour and spectacle of Vivid Light, take over Sydney stages with Vivid Music’s electric performances and collaborations, and provide a global forum for thought-provoking debate and creative discussion at Vivid Ideas.”Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW and in 2017, attracted a record-breaking 2.33 million attendees to Vivid Sydney, delivering an incredible $143 million of visitor expenditure into the NSW economy.View program here.last_img read more

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Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories In the United States, and really, across the world, EA Sports’ annual release of the newest iteration of the wildly popular Madden football video game franchise is met with intense fervor and anticipation.  In fact, when it comes to sports video games, along FIFA (another insanely popular title published by EA Sports), Madden holds arguably the loftiest place in the hearts of sports video gamers.  With the official release of Madden 16 on August 25, the franchise enters its 27th year, captivating video gamers of all ages, including those who find themselves represented in the game. A common topic bandied about this time of year among NFL players who play Madden is their rating in the game.  Each player featured in the game is rated on a 1-99 scale, with 99 being the highest possible rating.  For the Arizona Cardinals, defensive end Calais Campbell is the highest-rated Cardinal with an overall rating of 95, while the highest-rated offensive player is left tackle Jared Veldheer, who checks in with an overall rating of 90.Players such as quarterback Carson Palmer (83), wide receivers Larry Fitzgerald (87) and Michael Floyd (83), left guard Mike Iupati (88), cornerback Patrick Peterson (89) and safety Tyrann Mathieu (83) each secured an overall rating above 80.Of course, there are other players who fail to rank among the upper-echelon of the Madden ratings.  Cardinals linebacker Kevin Minter is one such player.“One of my boys, Corey — from back home — called me up to tell me I was like a 78 (overall).  I’ve got to get that up!” Minter said with a laugh.“I definitely plan on getting [Madden 16].  I haven’t been able to go get it at the GameStop when everyone was lined up for it because of this camp stuff, but I definitely want to get it.” Comments   Share   Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell represented in Madden 16. (Photo by EA Sports)center_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact With tongue firmly planted in cheek, safety Tony Jefferson said his modest Madden rating is a motivating factor when it comes to improving his overall play on the real life gridiron.“I haven’t made the mark [in the NFL] that I want yet,” Jefferson said.  “Especially on Madden.  My rating is 77, so I got some ways to go, man.  I got some things to work on and I’m excited about the process.  Hopefully I have a big year this year.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

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first_img Your browser does not support the audio element. Comments   Share   On if he would be surprised if David Johnson does get to 1,000 receiving yards“I’ll be surprised if he gets it; 100 yards as a back receiving is very hard to do, two weeks in a row against two really quality defenses; two best in the league”On if you feed him if he’s close in the last game“If they let you. You don’t throw it into double coverage, because I’m sure there are going to be two of them around him”On how he sees the offensive line holding up the next two games“They’ll have their hands full both times. Being on the road with arguably the two best, most disruptive players in (Michael) Bennett and Aaron Donald; we have our hands full when we have a healthy offensive line.”On Taylor Boggs“He had one pressure that he gave up a sack, but other than that pretty solid.”On playing Seattle on a short week first and now playing them when they have extra rest“It is what it is. We’ve got Sunday to Saturday. It’s better than Sunday to Thursday.”On if bringing the fight to Seattle first is always going to be key in beating them“Every time you play them, you better have your big boy pads on.”On if the win in Seattle last year was one of the biggest he has had On if Boehm were to play would he be more comfortable at guard or center“At center.”On if it is different things at different times that have prevented them from closing out in the fourth quarter“Every one of them has been different. Different person, different situations, whether or not it’s a third down play, a first down play, a penalty, a kick – just not as a team closing people out. We haven’t done it this year.”On how much yesterday’s defensive problems were Drew Brees and how much was the defense“Probably 80 percent Drew and 20 percent defense, but the 20 percent were big plays.”On David Johnson getting 12 carries yesterday and if it is a number he would like to see going forward“No. When you’re playing from behind the whole second half, you aren’t running it a whole lot. When we ran it, he was successful, but there wasn’t enough clock left.”On how he would evaluate Kevin Minter’s season“I think Kevin has been really solid. He’s had a good year.”On if it is doable to get David Johnson 200 more receiving yards this season“I don’t know if the other teams will allow it, but it’s doable because every time he touches it he can take it to the house. It doesn’t have to go down the field very far.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo “Every time Kerwynn has gotten an opportunity, he’s done the best with it. What he’s done most is proven he can play on special teams. He can be a two, three or four back because he’s playing on all special teams.”On why the wildcat has been so effective with Williams“Because he’s really good at it. We couldn’t stop him in practice, so we put it in. I think it’s been an element of surprise a little bit, but it worked for him and it’s worked for us really well.”On what he thought about Carson Palmer laying a block“Put him on the side we’re going to keep the option or do you put him out there wide? We didn’t want him blocking, but Carson is a competitor so he threw a block.”On if they have plays for Kerwynn Williams to throw out of the wildcat“I wouldn’t divulge that information.”On how Williams looks when he throws the ball in practice“Average. He was a running quarterback.”On what he thought about the way they covered David Johnson with double teams“That’s expected. Didn’t really expect him to get doubled as a wideout since he hasn’t been in that package before, but David’s going to see that for the rest of his career.”On if it is three different holders or if it is psychological with Chandler Catanzaro On where Brandon Williams has grown the most“Maturity, and learning the system; just being around for 12 weeks, practicing real hard and improving every day.”On Robert Nkemdiche“Robert did well. The stat sheet didn’t look it, but he was explosive. He’s been practicing real hard too. He should keep his numbers up.”On if Nkemdiche is working as hard as he wants him to“For the last six weeks, he has. The opportunity presented itself this time. He had a really good week of practice, probably one of his best weeks.”On what the turning point was for Nkemdiche“Not being on the sheet for mental errors, biggest thing. He hasn’t been on the sheet for a couple of weeks now, so he’s proving he’s ready to play.”On the secondary’s play“Very, very below par for us.”On in what ways it was below par“Just executing leverage, being on top of players where they’re supposed to be — whether you’re supposed to be inside out or outside in — not looking at the quarterback in man-to-man. All technical things that we know better.”On Tyrann Mathieu and if he’s just not completely back yet“He gave it everything he had. It ain’t Ty.”On if the secondary not playing up to par has anything to do with Mathieu not being fully healthy LISTEN: Bruce Arians, Cardinals head coach On how the game will feel for some of the young guys who are playing now“It will be new. None of them have been to CenturyLink (Field). But, it was really loud in Minnesota, which they probably got the closest thing. It might be louder than CenturyLink.”On potential first-round draft picks skipping their bowl games“That would concern me. Depending on what their situation is as a team, because this is a team sport. But you’ve had a couple of guys get injured in the last couple years. Agents have a lot to say about it. Parents have a lot to say about it. But, it would concern me.”On if it’s a case-by-case basis“Totally.”On if he would like to see college guys play until their last game:“I would love to see that. I would also like them come out of the game healthy.”On how Evan Boehm has developed this year“He’s got light years better. He’s another guy that came out of a system – slid right, slid left, zone right, zone left. You’ve got 12, 13 protections and you have to identify the Mike on all of them. It’s a lot to learn.”On Boehm working at guard the last couple of weeks“Yeah, he’s been working a bunch at guard and he’s looked pretty good.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact “It doesn’t affect the rest of them. It affects him. He got caught in a matchup against bunch coverage and he got outran by Brandin Cooks, which that was going to happen.”On if he likes the guys opposite of Patrick Peterson going into next year“I didn’t even think about next year. I like Brandon (Williams), I like Coop (Marcus Cooper) this year. I like them now, so I should like them next year I hope.”On if the plan was to drop Chandler Jones into coverage as much as they did Sunday“It wasn’t that many times. He made a play every time. They didn’t gain many yards when he was. He did a heck of a job.”On if it took Robert Nkemdiche longer to start practicing harder like he wanted him to“It wasn’t practicing hard. It was practicing smart. He’d have days where he was in the wrong gap, got scooped, whatever; mostly mental stuff. It wasn’t lack of effort. He did pick it up in the last month. They have to learn how to be pros. It’s not the days anymore where you pick a guy in the first round and he comes in and plays. Very seldom is that going to happen in the future, especially on a good team. It might happen on a bad team, but not on a good team.”On if Kerwynn Williams is showing his worth Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “It’s mostly three different holders. That enters the psyche part. I’ve said it before, having a son who had been a kicker in the NFL, the holder is more important than the snapper, especially if you’re looking at the spot. You have to trust the guy. Doing it in practice is one thing, but in the speed of the game, everything speeds up a little bit. Give him the benefit of the doubt, because in Miami we were working two holders to see who was going to punt. Now we switched the holders on him again. That’s not easy for a kicker.”On how much having his son go through this help him to deal with Catanzaro“It’s helped a bunch. Just dealing with kickers my entire career, but having a son that was one who knows the psyche of a kicker has helped me a bunch – how to handle them, how to speak to them, and what’s important and what’s not important.”On if he believes in Catanzaro going forward“Yeah I do. He’s a talented guy.”On if Catanzaro gets down on himself too easily“His body language could improve. That’s one thing we’ve got to work on.”On if this game is kind of like a bowl game“Yeah, we’ve got two of them. We’ve got the Rams too. We don’t have the same team we played them here with, but I like the way we played this past week offensively. Special teams, other than the extra point, were good. We had a couple of good kickoff returns. Defensively, we’ve got to show up.” Top Stories Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians yells at side judge Scott Novak (1) during the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) “Yeah, the way it went to get way ahead, to lose it and then come back, it was very special.” He began with an opening statement“Really nothing to report injury-wise from the ball game. Marcus Cooper’s back, and obviously, it’s a player day off, so hopefully there are no surprises tomorrow. We came out pretty clean. D.J. (Humphries) is still in the protocol. Other than that, get ready for the Seahawks.”On how he keeps the team up for this next game“No problem. They stayed up last week, and it’s the Seahawks, so we should be ready to play.”On if coaching or strategy changes now that they are officially eliminated from playoff contention“No, it never changes; only to win.”On if they will play more of the young players“Most of them are playing. I don’t know of any young guys left that we could look at.”On if the two rookie offensive lineman Cole Toner and Evan Boehm are ready yet“No.”On what he saw with the lack of pressure on Drew Brees“The fact they ran the ball. They ran the ball on us and they ran it well, which slowed the pass rush down. They picked up the blitz pressures pretty well, and we did just a poor job in coverage.”On Brandon Williams“I thought Brandon played really well, competed well. He has Miami and them now. He’s been practicing really well.” TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians meets the media the day after every game, often times explaining injury situations as well as anything else he may have seen the day before.Here in this space, with help from the Cardinals’ media relations staff, we’ll highlight some of the most notable quotes from his session, which this time comes after Arizona closed out the home portion of its 2016 schedule with a 48-41 loss to the New Orleans Saints.last_img read more

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Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jone

first_imgPittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones (95) celebrates after recovering a fumble by New England Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan during the first half of an NFL football in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Jared Wickerham) On Tuesday, the Arizona Cardinals lost linebacker Alex Okafor to the New Orleans Saints.They did not need long to fill the void left behind, as the team announced it has signed outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, formerly of the Pittsburgh Steelers, to a one-year contract.Terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but according to Arizona Sports 98.7 FM’s John Gambadoro, the contract is filled with incentives that could see it be worth around $3 million. Gambadoro also reported that the Steelers were hoping to bring Jones back, but the linebacker — who was slated to visit with the Los Angeles Rams, too — was looking for a fresh start. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 6-foot-3, 280-pound Jones, who visited with the Cardinals on Monday, was the 17th overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft out of Georgia, but has yet to establish himself as a professional.Last season, the 27-year-old tallied 41 tackles, with one sack, two forced fumbles and an interception. In 50 games over four seasons, Jones has just six sacks to go along with 129 tackles, two interceptions, 10 pass breakups and four forced fumbles. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

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first_img Top Stories The Arizona Cardinals went back to offense in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft selecting tackle Korey Cunningham of Cincinnati.Cunningham’s a Cardinal.Welcome to AZ! pic.twitter.com/Cj0SzLwiRF— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) April 28, 2018After selecting their only defensive player in the previous round in cornerback Chris Campbell, the Cardinals choose Cunningham as their sixth player overall and the fifth player on offense. Cunningham started 12 games at left tackle for the Bearcats in 2017 representing his team as one of three senior captains and earning a second team All-American Athletic Conference selection.The 6-foot-6, 305 pound tackle was ranked as a top-60 tight end coming out of high school. When he arrived at Cincinnati he weighed just 220 pounds.Related LinksCardinals select offensive lineman Mason Cole in third round of NFL DraftCardinals select CB Chris Campbell in sixth round of NFL DraftA three-sport athlete in high school who also participated in basketball and baseball, Cunningham displayed his athleticism at his pro day posting a 4.90 40-yard dash, according to draftscout.com.Cunningham joins third round pick center Mason Cole of Michigan as new additions to the offensive line for the Cardinals. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Cincinnati quarterback Hayden Moore (8) huddles with offensive lineman Korey Cunningham (71) and offensive lineman Keith Minor (54). (AP Photo/Tony Ding) 1 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter In 2016 Golden Eagl

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >In 2016, Golden Eagle Luxury Trains will offer the opportunity to journey by rail into the heart of destinations such as Siberia’s grand wilderness, the Norwegian Arctic Circle and the remote former Soviet Republics on the ancient Silk Road. Next year will also mark the 100th anniversary of the completion of the wholly Russian Trans-Siberian Railway. To celebrate the centenary, Golden Eagle Luxury Trains, will be introducing some special new, one-off, journeys along this iconic route between Moscow and Vladivostok.The Trans-Siberian The Trans-Siberian Railway runs like a steel ribbon across Russia connecting the east with the west. At 9,288kms in length it is the longest single-service railway in the world and crosses eight time zones as it weaves through Russia’s vast and little-visited interior, over the Urals and across the steppe.  In addition to the classic Trans-Siberian Express journey and Winter Wonderland version, Golden Eagle’s 2016 programme will feature two new and unique commemorative journeys.Trans-Siberian Express – Classic Route:Journeying along the Trans-Siberian line from Moscow to Vladivostok, passengers disembark to visit the city of Kazan, the modern Soviet city of Novosibirsk and the ‘Paris of Siberia’, Irkutsk. The Golden Eagle then detours along the shores of Lake Baikal, the deepest lake in the world, and into Mongolia to explore its capital, Ulaan Baatar, ahead of arrival in Vladivostok. Covering a massive 11,000kms over two weeks, there are many highlights along the way, including: a private viewing of the Kremlin; a glass of champagne with one foot in Europe and the other in Asia at Yekaterinburg, known as the Great Divide; learning to cook traditional Russian dishes in Irkutsk; being hauled by a Soviet-Era steam locomotive along the shores of Lake Baikal and swimming in its ice-cold waters; a folk performance in the Old Believers Village at Ulan Ude; and in Mongolia, visiting a traditional Ger and meeting a nomadic family in Gorkhi-Terelj National Park.Price: from £9,895 all-inclusive, including 12 nights onboard the Golden Eagle and 2 nights’ hotel accommodation.Departures in 2016: Eastbound – 5 May, 22 Aug; Westbound – 18 May, 18 June, 8 Aug, 4 Sept.Centenary Special: Trans-Siberian Express via Baikal-Amur Magistral (BAM) This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to travel by private train through an area of untouched natural beauty of Siberia on the Baikal-Amur Magistral line. Instead of detouring to Lake Baikal and into Mongolia, this journey heads through the Sayan Mountains to follow the BAM mainline that runs to the north and parallel to the original Trans-Siberian. Passengers visit the remote Severobaikalsk and meet local inhabitants, before skirting the northern shores of Lake Baikal and heading east to Tynda, the largest town in the area. Meandering through untouched tundra to experience Russia at its most remote, the train then enters a region of permafrost to visit isolated Novy Urgal ahead of rejoining the Trans-Siberian line to Vladivostok.Price: from £9,895 all-inclusive, including 12 nights onboard the Golden Eagle and 2 nights’ hotel accommodation.Departure in 2016: 5 June.Centenary Special: Trans-Siberian Express Siberian DiscoveryFollowing along the main Trans-Siberian line, this special journey includes additional stops in three of the remote communities of Eastern Siberia. After Lake Baikal visit Nerchinsk which was bypassed by the building of the Trans-Siberian line and leads a forgotten existence. Next up is Sretensk, another community which survives far from the beaten track of the famous railway, and offers a rare opportunity to see how families exist and livelihoods are maintained despite the isolation. Also visited ahead of arrival in Vladivostok is picturesque Blagoveshchensk, a distant outpost of the Russian Far East that rests beside the mighty Amur River and Zeya River, which separates Russia from China.Price: from £9,895 all-inclusive, including 12 nights onboard the Golden Eagle and 2 nights’ hotel accommodation.Departure in 2016: 26 July.Trans-Siberian Express Winter Wonderland:Passengers join the Trans-Siberian Express in winter, following a similar route to the classic journey, with additional visits to the historic city of Vladimir and the pastoral town of Suzdal, where they can enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride and watch a choral performance by the resident monks at St. Euthymius Monastery. Passengers are provided with hats, felt boots and gloves to brave the sub-zero temperatures.Price: from £9,895 all-inclusive, including 12 nights onboard the Golden Eagle and 2 nights’ hotel accommodation.Departure in 2016: 21 Feb.*Prices are per person, based on 2 sharing an en suite cabin in Silver Class (Gold and Imperial also available) on the Golden Eagle, and include all meals and drinks, fully guided off-train excursions programme, porterage, arrival and departure transfers, the services of a Tour Manager and all gratuities. Hotel accommodation is 5* (4* in Vladivostok and Kirkenes). Flights are extra.*Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

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Qantas and nib will offer up to 11 million Qantas

first_imgQantas and nib will offer up to 11 million Qantas Frequent Flyers a more rewarding health insurance experience.Called Qantas Assure, this new programme will reward people with Qantas Points for being active when it launches in the first half of 2016. It will feature travel insurance under the same umbrella, which the airline already offers to more than half-a-million customers a year.Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said Qantas Assure, which forms part of the growing Qantas Loyalty suite of businesses, would bring together nib’s health insurance products with the market reach and consumer insights built up over almost three decades of the Qantas Frequent Flyer programme.“Qantas Loyalty has evolved beyond a typical airline rewards programme to something that influences the purchasing decisions of millions of people through highly sought-after Qantas Points.“Qantas Loyalty has shown it knows how to attract, reward and retain members for their choice of airline, credit card or retailer. By partnering with nib, we believe there is a huge opportunity to do the same thing in the $19 billion private health insurance market and drive significant growth for the Loyalty business.”Through the deal, nib will provide its health insurance, risk assessment and underwriting capability while Qantas Loyalty provides its marketing, data and customer retention expertise. The result will be a range of Qantas Assure-branded health insurance products and the ability to earn Qantas Points through the Frequent Flyer programme. Value will be shared equally between the parties.Qantas Assure is targeting a 2-3% share of the Australian private health insurance market on a revenue basis in its first 5 years.Explaining a key point of difference of Qantas Assure, Mr Joyce said wearable technology would have a key role in rewarding members for even moderate increases in levels of physical activity.“This is not about simply earning points when you pay a bill. It’s about offering members the opportunity to be rewarded for being more active, which is something that also has a direct impact on improving your wellness.”From next year, Qantas Frequent Flyer members who purchase a Qantas Assure policy can download a wellness app that syncs with popular forms of wearable technology. The app will log the number of steps taken in a day and then deposit Qantas Points into their Frequent Flyer account. These points can then be used with over 400 partners for flights, shopping or towards a health insurance premium itself.Members will be able to choose from a variety of daily or weekly targets depending on their lifestyles, with the number of points earned increasing with the size of the target.CEO of Qantas Loyalty, Lesley Grant, said: “The idea behind Qantas Assure came from our members telling us they want to be rewarded for leading a more active lifestyle. They also want to feel more engaged in the health insurance experience rather than just paying their monthly premium or making a claim.“We believe Qantas Assure will create a very different relationship between customers and their health insurance. It’s deliberately different and we think it’s very exciting.“When members combine the Qantas points they can earn from literally walking around the block with all the other ways to earn, it becomes a very powerful proposition.nib’s Managing Director, Mr Mark Fitzgibbon, said the partnership with Qantas is one of the most innovative partnerships ever offered in the Australian private health insurance market.last_img read more

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Related Open Skies allows American Airlines to hom

first_img RelatedOpen Skies allows American Airlines to home in on HeathrowAmerican Airlines has announced plans to make Heathrow its single London hub.Open Skies: new choices for passengers and challenges for HeathrowOpening up new routes to new carriers, the agreements place Heathrow on the front lines.British Airways and Iberia merger approved by ECBritish Airways and Iberia merger approved by EC A historic corner has been turned in transatlantic aviation, with the EU-US Open Skies agreement now operative and Continental landing its first ever New York to London flight at Heathrow this morning.European transport commissioner Jacques Barrot claimed: “This marks the start of a new era in transatlantic aviation. This agreement will bring more competition and cheaper flights to the US.”Experts have tipped the new free market in transatlantic flights as a major challenge for British Airways (BA), with the airline currently drawing some 65 per cent of its profits from Heathrow-New York flights, a route it has so far shared with only three rival airlines.Continental has paid £100 million for four Heathrow landing slots and the right to compete with BA, while Northwest Airlines is opening routes out of London to Minneapolis, Detroit and Seattle.BA could however take advantage of the new regulations itself and expand outside of its Heathrow base to provide transatlantic flights from other EU states, a trend already initiated by Air France’s new Heathrow-LA route.The French flag carrier has moved into BA’s former Terminal 4 base, while its British counterpart struggles with baggage handling problems and flight cancellations at its new Terminal 5 home.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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Related Flights to Malaga launched from Humberside

first_img RelatedFlights to Malaga launched from HumbersideFlybe commenced cheap flights to Malaga from Humberside Airport at the weekendFlybe begins winter schedule at BristolFlybe begins winter schedule at BristolFlights to Toronto to be reintroduced from ExeterCanadian Affair will reintroduce weekly flights to Toronto from Exeter Airport next summer. Exeter International Airport has revealed its Draft Master Plan for future expansion.As part of its vision to become “the airport of choice for the south-west”, the terminal plans to extend its current relationship with cheap flights airline Flybe and add several new routes over the coming years.Flybe started services at Exeter in 2002 and currently offers low-cost flights to a number of short-haul destinations including Brussels, Nice, Paris, Dublin and Amsterdam.Exeter Airport hopes to introduce new routes and increased frequencies with Flybe and also offer passengers greater choice for charter flights and package holidays.Other parts of the plan include improvements to the airport’s facilities including a new runway and taxiways.Improving public transport and encouraging passengers to make use of alternatives to cars and taxis will form part of the airport’s commitment to the environment and sustainability. The plan is currently open to a three-month public consultation, with the final version to be revealed in September.Exeter Airport recently underwent a rebranding scheme following the sale of the airport from Devon County Council to the Regional and City Airports Group consortium – which also operates London City Airport. 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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Related New flights to Martinique launched by Air

first_img RelatedNew flights to Martinique launched by Air CanadaAir Canada has launched new non-stop flights to Fort-de-France in Martinique from Montreal.Air Canada begins flights to San Diego from CalgaryAir Canada begins flights to San Diego from CalgaryNew flights to Geneva launched by Air CanadaNew flights to Geneva launched by Air Canada Air Canada will launch new flights to Iqaluit in Nunavut territory from Ottawa next spring.Daily, non-stop flights will begin to the territory’s capital on March 28th, with a same-plane service operating from Montreal.The introduction of the route will link Canada’s eastern Arctic region with Air Canada’s global route network, which spreads to 170 destinations on five separate continents.Marcel Forget, Air Canada’s vice president, who is responsible for the carrier’s route planning, said that the airline is “strategically expanding” its domestic services, which will allow passengers more destinations and choice.”We expect our new service to be popular with both government and business travellers, as well as leisure travellers looking to experience the striking and remarkable landscape of Canada’s arctic,” he commented.The route will be operated by Air Canada Jazz using a Bombardier CRJ 705 aircraft, which has a capacity of 75 passengers.Air Canada will introduce new flights to Athens and Barcelona from the Canadian city next June, while a further route to Athens will commence from Toronto.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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Arizona – Reported by Elite Traveler the private

first_imgArizona – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineAfter two years and $25 million, the final touches are being made to the Enchantment Resort in Sedona, Arizona.Nestled at the entrance to the secluded Boynton Canyon, the 70-acre resort offers a unique panoramic view of the iconic red-rock cliff formations distinctive of the region. Already a renowned destination with a string of accolades, the extensive renovations aim to make this resort an oasis of modern luxury within this rugged wilderness.State-of-the-art technological features such as the innovative virtual check-in process will serve to eliminate check-in queues and provide a seamless arrival. The guest Clubhouse has been expanded with a new lounge area decorated with large fireplaces to allow guests to gather and perhaps enjoy one of the resort’s signature prickly pear cocktails.All rooms and suites have been upgraded with designs and materials inspired by the local Native American culture, each with its own private viewing deck. A new restaurant, Che-Ah-Chi, will showcase contemporary American cuisine with Southwest influences. The wine cellar is home to over 2,000 bottles and has previously been decorated with the Wine Spectator’s ‘Best of’ Award of Excellence.The resort spa has been newly refurbished and the swimming pool has doubled in size and raised ten feet to allow guests a 360-degree view of the surrounding canyon. The Meeting Village has been enlarged to accommodate 13,000 square feet of event space as well as another 20,000 square feet of outdoor banquet space to take advantage of the resort’s picturesque setting. This, along with a aims to make the Enchantment Resort a truly magical experience fit for any fairytale.www.enchantmentresort.comlast_img read more

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