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On an ESPN radio station in Los Angles Larry Sr

first_imgOn an ESPN radio station in Los Angles, Larry Sr. shared with the hosts his thoughts on his son and if he thinks Larry will sign an extension with the Arizona Cardinals. Those comments quickly became the source of Internet fodder and speculation.With headlines like ‘Larry Fitzgerald Sr. says Larry Jr. “always wanted to be a Viking”‘ popping up and many media members making assumptions about what his quotes really meant, I decided to go straight to the source to find out.Larry Sr. was kind enough to clarify his comments and expand upon them Friday via email. In an attempt to not take Mr. Fitzgerald or his comments out of context you can find my question and his response unedited below (The final answer is quite interesting).Q:In your interview with ESPN Los Angeles you told Max Kellerman and Marcellus Wiley that Larry Jr. “has always wanted to be a Viking because he is a Viking.” A lot of people in Arizona are taking that comment as if he is actively looking to return to Minnesota. What was your original intention with the comment?Larry Fitzgerald Sr.: I’m not in Arizona I’m not certain what people are saying. Larry Jr loves Minnesota it’s home it’s where the heart is. Larry Jr speaks for himself. I know he has said what he wants you to know. Remember he was born in Minnesota All-American in High School I got him his first job as a ball boy. LF Sr.: I have not talked to the Cardinals-Obviously I know them well- I know they have been good to my family. Mr. Bidwill, Michael, Mr. Graves they are like family but this is business. And its Larry Jr business he will do what he wants and believes is best and I’m OK with that.Q: What do you feel will be the most important factor in his decision?LF Sr.: Larry Jr loves Arizona and he loves being a Cardinal. His son Devin was born in Arizona- it will come down to Larry Jr doing what is best for how he sees his future.Q: In the end do you feel he’ll remain in Arizona?LF Sr.: I do not have a crystal ball and I have never talked to him about [the] contract. Just because they have the same name doesn’t mean that Larry Fitzgerald and his father Larry Fitzgerald Sr. share the same thoughts. The elder Fitzgerald is a sportswriter by trade and is no stranger to sharing his opinion with the world. In fact, he’s paid to do it. This week those opinions caused a bit of a stir as the subject matter turned to whether or not the younger Fitzgerald would remain in Arizona. Top Stories Comments   Share   Q:You also said that the “Cardinals would have to fall flat on their face” for Larry to wind up in Minnesota. Were you speaking in terms of on field play or in negotiating a new contract?LF Sr.: The Cardinals are in the drivers seat as I see it and Larry Jr knows exactly what he wants and he has paid the price to get it.Q:Do you feel that you are being misquoted or mischaracterized by media and fans who are claiming your quotes are a clear sign that Larry is interested in exploring opportunities outside of Arizona?LF Sr.: It’s talk people talk. I may have been misquoted or people think or say whatever. I never said Larry Jr was going anywhere or is looking to go anywhere. He’s in training camp coming off a losing season and NFL lockout. Larry Jr wants to win badly he is a winner. We my late wife Carol an I raised a champion on and off the field.Q:Were your comments at all in response to the fact that the Cardinals have publicly said that they want to get a deal done before the end of the preseason and are willing to make him the highest paid player in franchise history thus putting pressure on Larry to sign an extension without exploring his options? center_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocationlast_img read more

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first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Originally claimed off waivers by the Cardinals from the Steelers in September 2011, Butler played in one game for the team last year before landing on injured reserve with an ankle injury. He was originally a fifth round pick of the Steelers in the 2010 NFL Draft. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Arizona Cardinals signed cornerback Crezdon Butler to their practice squad Monday.In a corresponding move, the team released cornerback Greg McCoy from the practice squad.Butler is rejoining the Cardinals after playing with the team in Week 6 against Buffalo. He spent the preseason with the team before being released in the team’s final roster cut. The Washington Redskins claimed him and he played in two games for the team before being released again on September 25.center_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   last_img read more

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Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments   Share   Whisenhunt added that Peterson’s national recognition is also something the organization can be proud of.“[His skills at cornerback] are why we drafted him,” said Whisenhunt. “He was one of the guys we felt really good about coming out, and he’s certainly lived up to that.”In addition to his seven interceptions, Peterson has 15 pass deflections and 53 totals tackles this season. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories In just two short seasons in the NFL, Arizona Cardinals cornerback/punt returner Patrick Peterson has already made two NFC Pro Bowl teams, turning what usually is a tough career feat into an annual habit.However, while Peterson will make his second straight trek to Honolulu for the league’s All-Star showcase on January 27, his path to getting there was very different this time around.As a rookie in 2011, Peterson was voted in as the conference’s starting return man, after the former No. 5 pick took the league by storm with a record-tying four punt returns for touchdowns (all of which were over 80 yards). This season, Arizona’s return specialist has been held out of the end zone through 15 games, but has still found ways to terrorize opposing teams with his play-making skills in the Cardinals’ secondary.Despite lining up against some of the league’s best receivers in 2012 (DeSean Jackson, Roddy White, Calvin Johnson, Brandon Marshall and Michael Crabtree), the former LSU star has picked off seven passes (second-best in the NFL) and pushed Arizona’s defense towards the top of the league in takeaways (33).“That’s huge, because at the end of the day [cornerback] is my primary position,” Peterson said of getting voted in as a Pro Bowl starter. “That’s a huge accomplishment for me.“I want to continue getting better each and every year. Now my goal is to go there every year as a cornerback.”While Peterson has lofty ambitions for the coming years, head coach Ken Whisenhunt was just happy his star corner was acknowledged in 2012.“I’m excited for Patrick, and I think it’s well-deserved,” Whisenhunt said. “I think the thing that has been overlooked, is that most of the time he has been matched up against the best player we’ve gone up against. And he’s fared well.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

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The Arizona Cardinals got a muchneeded 1714 win

first_imgThe Arizona Cardinals got a much-needed 17-14 win over the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday in Glendale.The victory pushes their record to 10-3 and closer to their first playoff berth since 2009.But there is little time for the Cardinals to sit back and appreciate their 10th victory of the season. Their schedule features three games against NFC West foes to close the season — a stretch that starts Thursday night in St. Louis against the red-hot Rams. Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling • Zuerlein looks to put bad day in the past (STLToday.com)Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein had a fairly successful first two years in St. Louis that have mostly come crashing down this season as he’s struggled to make field goals, even missing the first extra point of his career. As coach Jeff Fisher continues to be bewildered by the kicker’s awful game on Sunday, Zuerlein attempts to put the bad day behind him and salvage the rest of his season starting on Thursday.• Rams’ ‘Heads Up’ protest was Britt’s idea (Associated Press)The Rams signed wide receiver Kenny Britt this offseason in hopes that they would get a much more mature player than the one that was consistently in trouble while playing with the Tennessee Titans. As Britt continues to work hard on the field, the receiver is now making headlines off of it for his leadership while organizing the Rams’ protests of issues in Missouri. • Miklasz: Rams finally show how good they can be (STLToday.com)These are your St. Louis Rams. They are behind schedule in their arrival to respectability — but hellbent on making up for lost time. A team that has pulverized Oakland and Washington on consecutive Sundays, scoring 76 points and allowing none. Back-to-back wins. Back-to-back shutouts. Back-to-back demonstrations of how good they can be.• Rams vs. Redskins Report Card (STLToday.com)Jeff Gordon grades the Rams’ performance in their victory over the Redskins.• Ten Takeaways from Sunday’s 24-0 Win Over Redskins (101Sports.com)The Rams finally won a second consecutive game on Sunday in Washington, becoming only the fifteenth team since the merger to turn in back-to-back shutouts in a 24-0 whitewash of the Washington Redskins.• Kenny Britt makes another protest statement before St. Louis Rams’ victory over Washington Redskins (NJ.com)A week after their controversial “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!” display as they were being introduced, several St. Louis Rams players made another statement Sunday with the message: “I Can’t Breathe.” 0 Comments   Share   • QB Matchup Pits Friend Vs. Friend (CBS St. Louis)Not only does Thursday’s game pit two backup quarterbacks against each other. It’s also a matchup between two former Lions, and two friends. Shaun Hill and Drew Stanton have remained close since their time in Detroit, and wish each other well during the season. Just not this week.• Rams’ wheel of destiny keeps spinning — and where it stops, nobody knows (FoxSports.com)The Cardinals made their move from St. Louis to Arizona in 1988. Twenty six years later, rumors abound concerning another St. Louis football relocating, this time to Los Angeles. So far, it’s only rumors. St. Louis is continuing to put plans together for a new stadium to try and keep their team.• Austin Awarded NFC Special Teams Player of the Week (StLouisRams.com)Rams wide receiver and punt returner Tavon Austin was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week. This is the second time he has received this honor. Austin notched 143 punt return yards in St. Louis’ win over Washington, including a 78-yard return for a touchdown. Monday, December 8• No time for St. Louis Rams to savor win in Washington (ESPN.com)The normal 24-hour rule which allows players to seethe over a loss or bask in the glow of a win was called off by coach Jeff Fisher in his postgame comments to the team. As far as Fisher was concerned, Sunday night might as well have been Wednesday night. That’s because the Rams have no time to waste with their next game just three days away. St. Louis hosts the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night.• Fisher: Redskins have bigger worries (ESPN.com)Before Sunday’s 24-0 win against the Redskins, Fisher strayed from sending the team’s normal captains to midfield for the pregame coin toss. Instead, he sent the six players who the team drafted with picks acquired in the 2012 trade with Washington to handle those duties. Tuesday, December 9• Jeff Fisher defends players he chose to send out for coin toss (STLToday.com) Wednesday, December 10• Rams’ defensive surge starts with the run (ESPN.com)The St. Louis Rams’ defense started the season very poorly, with the team at a 2-5 record after the first eight weeks. They have now become a formidable defensive team, and much of that traces back to their ability to stop the run. The Rams have the fourth-best run defense since Week 6, and they are now flirting with a .500 record. Thursday, December 11• Cardinals vs. Rams preview (ESPN.com)ESPN writers Josh Weinfuss and Nick Wagoner break down whether the Rams’ defense can continue their hot streak against Drew Stanton and a frequently injured Cardinals offensive line and make their predictions for Thursday night’s NFC West showdown.• For the Rams lately, there’s been no place like home (FoxSports.com)The Rams did not start the season well at home, getting blown out in Week 1 and showing little fight against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football in Week 6. But amid the team’s recent hot streak, they’ve regained their mojo in St. Louis and have a great chance to continue that roll against the Cardinals on Thursday night. St. Louis has not only won their last two contests, they’ve notched back-to-back shutouts over the Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins. It’s the first time they’ve blanked consecutive opponents since 1945.The Cardinals will certainly have their work cut out for them Thursday night.Leading up to the game, we’ll give you all the happenings in St. Louis as the Rams get ready to entertain the Cardinals…we go Behind Enemy Lines. • WR Britt continues in-game protests with statement on cleats (NJ.com)A week after the team made waves with their hands-up gesture while entering the field, Rams wide receiver Kenny Britt put his own spin on protests against recent court rulings. Britt played Sunday’s game with the message “I Can’t Breathe” written on his cleats, a slogan that was worn on athletes’ clothes throughout the week in various sports. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Rather than go with the normal team captains for the opening coin toss against Washington on Sunday, St. Louis coach Jeff Fisher sent a group of recently drafted and signed Rams. As players taken with the help of a slew of draft picks given to the Rams by the Redskins for the second overall pick in 2012, this group likely meant far more in the matchup than the St. Louis team captains.• Rams make history with second straight shutout (StLouisRams.com)For only the 15th time in NFL history, and the first for the Rams since 1945, a team has kept their opponent off the scoreboard in two straight games. Although the feat is impressive, it may not be an incredible surprise for the Rams, who are hitting their stride on defense and simply keeping teams from even making it to the red zone.• Rams the team no one wants to play (Associated Press)The Rams are almost completely out of the playoff picture with a 6-7 record, but that doesn’t stop them from being a definite threat to spoil another team’s playoff hopes. Already boasting impressive performances over other contenders, the Rams provide an unenviable threat for their matchups against the Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks as the two teams vie for the division title. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_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 The Arizona Cardinals have lost another player to free agency. Jets bring back another of their former CBs, reaching agreement with Antonio Cromartie, per source. Cromartie-Revis teamed again.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2015 Cromartie played for the Jets from 2010 to 2013. He shared the defensive backfield with Darrelle Revis, whom the team signed earlier in the week.Cromartie, 30, started all 16 games in his first season in Arizona, compiling 46 tackles, three interceptions and 12 passes defensed, all of which helped him earn a Pro Bowl nod. The 6-foot-2 defender also recovered one fumble last season, which he returned 14 yards for a touchdown.The Florida State product will be entering his 10th NFL season. He spent the first eight years of his career between the Jets and San Diego Chargers. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments   Share   Source: Antonio Cromartie’s 4-year deal with the Jets: Base value of $32 million. #nyj— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) March 12, 2015center_img Top Stories The four-time Pro Bowler had expressed interest in returning to the Cardinals, but many assumed he was destined to leave, with many predicting a reunion with former Arizona defensive coordinator Todd Bowles in New York. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

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first_img 0 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo In the third quarter, Cooper sealed the victory with his 60-yard interception return, one of five turnovers on the day by the reigning NFC Offensive Player of the Week.After a four-touchdown performance in Atlanta, Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston threw four interceptions and fumbled. He was 27-of-52 for 243 yards.Palmer finished 18-of-31.David Johnson totaled 143 all-purpose yards.The Cardinals avoided falling to 0-2, which would’ve been their worst start since 2005.THE GOODIt’s early, but Fitzgerald already has three touchdown catches this season, a third of his total from a year ago. His third came on a first-down pass from Palmer in which he was interfered with. It was good for four yards and a 7-0 Arizona lead at the 14:54 mark of the second quarter. It was Fitzgerald’s 101st career touchdown reception, eighth-best on the NFL’s all-time touchdown receptions list. On the drive, Palmer was 6-of-7 for 56 yards.Twice in the first half, the Cardinals intercepted Winston. First, Patrick Peterson got him on a deep ball intended for Mike Evans in the end zone and then Cooper, playing just his second defensive snap of the season, picked off a pass intended for Vincent Jackson. The Cardinals converted the latter into points. Chandler Catanzaro kicked a 22-yard field goal to extend the lead to 10-0 at the 11:44 mark of the second quarter. Top Stories In the last three minutes of the first half, the Cardinals scored twice in the span of 70 seconds. First, Palmer found Floyd open in the back of the end zone and then he fired deep to Jaron Brown. It was a 51-yard pass play, a career-long touchdown reception for Brown, that put the Cardinals up 24-0 with 20 seconds remaining in the first half. Palmer’s three first-half touchdowns were a career-first as a Cardinal. He did so seven times with Cincinnati.In for all of two offensive snaps in the season opener, Chris Johnson saw much more playing time in Week 2 and made the most of it. He scored from three yards out, capping an eight-play, 65-yard drive in 4:47 to essentially put the game out of reach, 40-7 at the 12:11 mark of the fourth quarter. On the drive, the Cardinals converted a 3rd-and-4 with David Johnson’s 24-yard catch. It was his third reception of the game.THE BADThere were not many first-half negatives for the Cardinals — it was another story for the Bucs. Not only was Tampa Bay blanked through the first two quarters, but the offense was held to 92 total yards (27 rushing) on 34 plays and turned the ball over three times. Plus, the Buccaneers lost running back Doug Martin early in the second quarter with what was announced as a hamstring injury. Martin only carried seven times for 23 yards. – Palmer passed Hall of Famer Joe Montana (40,551) and moved into 16th place on the NFL’s all-time passing yardage list.– Palmer earned his 30th win as Cardinals quarterback, becoming the fifth signal-caller in franchise history with 30+ victories.– Arians tied Jimmy Conzelman and Charley Winner for fourth place on the franchise all-time wins list with 35. He is 20-6 at home.– The Cardinals last had three different players catch first-half touchdown passes seven years ago: Nov. 8, 2009, at Chicago.– The Cardinals moved to 26-6 against teams outside the NFC West (5-2 vs. NFC South) since the start of the 2013 season.– Among the Cardinals’ inactives were defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche (ankle), who showed up on the injury report Friday.– In honor of the late Nancy Bidwill, wife of owner Bill Bidwill, decals with her initials will be worn on the helmets of all players.UP NEXTAfter back-to-back home games, the Cardinals will hit the road for the first time this season.They travel to Buffalo to tackle the Bills on Sunday, Sept. 25. Kickoff is scheduled for 10 a.m. with pregame coverage beginning four hours earlier on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. Good teams don’t lose two in a row.The Arizona Cardinals believe they’re a good team. And they showed it in Week 2.Carson Palmer passed for three scores and 308 yards while the defense forced five turnovers, including a pick-six by cornerback Marcus Cooper, as the Cardinals rebounded from a disappointing season-opening performance with a 40-7 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and Jarron Brown were on the receiving end of the Palmer touchdowns, each of which came in the first half as the Cardinals jumped out to a 24-0 halftime lead. Coming out of the locker room for the second half, the Buccaneers looked nothing like the Buccaneers of the first half. They marched 75 yards on 11 plays, including one third-down conversion, in 4:59 for their first scoring drive of the game that concluded with a 19-yard pass by Winston to Evans, who beat Peterson in coverage. The drive, however, probably should’ve ended several plays earlier as Peterson dropped a sure interception.STAT OF THE GAME16: The Cardinals scored 16 points off of five Winston turnovers. The Cardinals now have seven takeaways in two games.HE SAID IT“I thought our guys had a good week of practice,” head coach Bruce Arians said. “We cut it loose … played with a lot more confidence.”NOTED– Calais Campbell (unknown injury) and D.J. Swearinger (concussion) left the game in the third quarter. They each returned.– Cooper’s pick-six was the 16th defensive touchdown and 12th interception by the Cardinals since the start of 2013, the most in the NFL.– Fitzgerald caught a four-yard pass on the first play to extend his streak of at least one reception to 181 consecutive games.– Palmer recorded his 17th 300-yard passing effort with the Cardinals. Only Kurt Warner (22) and Neil Lomax (19) have more. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) throws against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Cardinals have lost five of the past six matchups, including most recently four years ago at then-Ralph Wilson Stadium, which is now called New Era Field.In fact, the Cardinals have won just once in Buffalo, the first-ever meeting in 1971, 28-23.The Bills lead the all-time series 6-4. – / 44last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Perth Airport has transformed the International Departures experience with the opening of a new Departures lounge area in the current International Terminal 1 (T1).This lounge is part of the $145 million expansion and refurbishment of the T1 International Departures, seeking to offer passengers a greater range of retail and dining choices along with expanded and improved check-in, outbound Immigration and security screening areas.Brad Geatches, Chief Executive Officer, Perth Airport said that there has been consistent international passenger growth in recent years with 4.2 million passengers travelling through T1 last financial year, with this number forecast to increase to 5.1 million by 2019.“The continuing demand for international air services meant we had to expand and improve the International Departures experience to meet current and forecast demand.“We recognised that significant investment was needed to bring this terminal up to an acceptable standard, and we are well advanced with a diverse program that sees a total of $325 million being invested across the terminal,” he said.International DeparturesThe new Departures lounge has the capacity to accommodate passengers departing on two A380 aircraft at the same time, with 538 seats that allow passengers to charge their electrical appliances prior to their flight, and 184 comfortable lounge chairs.“From this new area, passengers will be able to board directly onto the aircraft without navigating stairs and Emirates passengers will be able to access their new airline lounge,” said Mr Geatches.“This expansion will provide travellers with an enjoyable experience comparable to other gateway airports,” Mr Geatches said.In addition to the new lounge, the International Departures expansion also includes:16 extra check-in counters,a second A380 compatible gate with direct boarding to the aircraft,an expanded outbound Immigration area with more counters and a designated area for future technology, such as outbound SmartGates, anda security screening area more than twice the size of the previous space with a special lane for families and people requiring assistance.Retail, Dining & AmenitiesThe transformation of the International Departures experience includes the remodelling and refurbishing of level one to create a central retail and dining area prior to security screening.  This will be completed before the summer holidays.A further $12.5 million is being invested in a new ‘six-in-one’ food and beverage concept on level two called ‘Haymarket’ comprising a bar, café, juice bar, bakery, deli and pizzeria. Located in close proximity to Haymarket will be a new children’s playground with family friendly seating.“The opening of the new departures lounge area and the completion of the remaining works in the coming months marks a major milestone as part of Perth Airport’s commitment to improving the customer journey.“Our aim is to become an integral part of the community – a vibrant place to shop, dine, relax and travel through – and an airport we can all be proud of,” Mr Geatches said.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter A ship named after the

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterA ship named after the midnight sun will take Australians to the top of Norway in the northern summer this year as part of an exclusive, new 15-night rail and cruise tour offered by Cruise Express.Hurtigruten’s 1000-passenger ms Midnatsol – Norwegian for midnight sun – will journey north from Bergen to North Cape and beyond to the Russian border. During the voyage this August – just two months after the summer solstice – the ship will sail into the world’s most spectacular fjords, with almost 24-hour daylight lighting the way.The ‘Land of the Midnight Sun’ tour from Cruise Express begins on 21 August 2016, when travellers fly to Norway’s capital, Oslo, for a two-night stay, with a city tour that includes the Viking Ship Museum.Guests then ride Norway’s trains to the country’s famed fjord country for stays in Voss and Bergen and a ride on the panoramic Flam Railway. Billed as one of the world’s most beautiful and steepest train rides, the Flam train climbs from sea level to 863m-high mountain tops in just one hour, with the scenery including waterfalls, wild rivers, vast forests and 20 tunnels. A breathtaking cruise on a rugged fjord near Voss is also included.After a walking tour of historic Bergen, ringed by fjords and mountains, the tour moves to sea for a six-night voyage north aboardms Midnatsol which also provides a regular passenger, freight, mail and car service for isolated Norwegian towns.The cruise ends at the remote town of Kirkenes near the Russian border and beyond North Cape, where 16 hours of daylight is experienced in late August, with twilight lasting all night. After a visit to local huskies and reindeer, guests fly back to Oslo for a final night’s stay before the flight back to Australia.Including return flights from Australia, the domestic flight in Norway, seven nights’ accommodation, the six-night cruise and rail trips, the ‘Land of the Midnight Sun’ cruise tour is available from $8990 per person, twin-share, or from $10,990 for solo travellers.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterThe German National Tourist Office partnered with Goethe-Institut on Thursday night for an evening of German and Australian cuisine fusion. The unique food showcase saw Australian chef Darren Taylor teaming up with Hamburg chef Helge Hagemann for a traditional German take on favourite Australian dishes, including lamb and pavlova.“There is so much more to German food than sausages, schnitzels and sauerkraut,” said Hagemann. He added that both he and Taylor “are passionate about using only the finest local and sustainable ingredients in our cooking.”Entrée of Jerusalem artichoke, peas and cherriesThe event was held in Woollahra at the heritage-listed private event space of the Goethe-Institut, the independent cultural organisation dedicated to promoting the study of the German language abroad and the development of international cultural exchange between the world and Germany. Goethe-Institut has 159 branches across 98 countries.The evening began with canapés of mini prawn brioche rolls, three mushroom tartlet and cigar of spiced duck liver, served with a King Valley sparkling. An entrée of Jerusalem artichoke, peas and cherries was accompanied by a white wine from Germany, Weingut Lisa Bunn Weissburgunder Vom Löss 2017. The main of Australian slow-roasted lamb with preserved lemon got a German twist with German pretzel dumplings and German pickles, served with a McLaren Vale shiraz or a German riesling. The evening ended with a pavlova, laden with berries, passionfruit and candied pineapple.Main of Australian slow-roasted leg of lamb with preserved lemon, accompanied by German pretzel dumplings and German picklesLead image: Darren Taylor and Helge Hagemann team up for ‘Culinary Delight: Germany & Australia’Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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Ojai Valley Inn Spa welcomes Carolyn Robb forme

first_imgOjai Valley Inn & Spa welcomes Carolyn Robb, former chef to Prince Charles and Lady Diana, on Thursday, May 28th for a four-course feast paired with biodynamic wines. Ojai’s own executive chef Jamie West will assist her with the gourmet dinner, which will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the resort’s Maravilla Restaurant.

The Ojai Gourmand Series continues in regal fashion with organic chef Carolyn Robb. Inspired by her mother, Carolyn began cooking at an early age and dreamed of one day running the kitchens for the Queen of England. She went on to graduate from the Cordon Bleu, then moved to Kensington Palace and became the chef to The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. Two years later, Carolyn was offered the position of chef to TRH The Prince and Princess of Wales. After a 13 year career with the Royal family, Ms. Robb now offers an array of services to the culinary world as a consultant and guest chef.

WHEN: Thursday, May 28th from 6 – 10 p.m.

 WHERE: Maravilla Restaurant
 Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
905 Country Club Road
, Ojai, California
(888) 697-8780

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Dec 14, 2017 11:26 pm PDT Last Updated Dec 15, 2017 at 12:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Nine films are now vying for an Academy Award nomination in the foreign language category.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the short-list Thursday, which includes films from Chile, Germany, Israel and Lebanon. Ninety-two films were initially in contention for possible nomination.Five films are typically nominated for foreign language Oscar consideration, and the nominees will be announced on Jan. 23. The Academy Awards will be held on March 4 in Los Angeles.The short-listed films are: Chile’s “A Fantastic Woman,” Germany’s “In the Fade,” Hungary’s “On Body and Soul,” Israel’s “Foxtrot,” Lebanon’s “The Insult,” Russia’s “Loveless,” Senegal’s “Felicite,” South Africa’s “The Wound” and Sweden’s “The Square.” 9 films now vying for foreign language Oscar nominationcenter_img This image released by Magnolia Pictures shows Terry Notary, center, in a scene from “The Square.” Notary plays a man who for his performance art, acts like an ape. He’s been chosen as the entertainment for a group of well-heeled museum investors, but the interactive bit at a fancy dinner doesn’t go as planned as he intimidates and terrorizes the nervous guests. (Magnolia Pictures via AP) last_img read more

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first_img LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Stand Up To Cancer says its sixth celebrity-filled telethon was its most successful yet.The organization said Sunday that the fundraiser received more than $123 million in pledges from the U.S. and Canada.Matt Damon, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jon Hamm and Winona Ryder were among the stars participating in Friday’s telecast. Musical performers included Stevie Wonder, Little Big Town and Charlie Wilson, a cancer survivor.Wonder paid tribute to Aretha Franklin, who died last month of pancreatic cancer, with a medley including “What the World Needs Now is Love” and “Love’s in Need of Love Today.”Bradley Cooper, whose father died of lung cancer, was co-executive producer of the telethon, which was carried commercial-free by major broadcast networks and cable channels in the U.S. and Canada and on streaming platforms.Cooper said Stand Up To Cancer scientists are giving patients new hope they can become long-term survivors.The telecast included three patients who have benefited from research funded by the group, including a former Marine Corps pilot with melanoma that spread to his brain and a retired school teacher with pancreatic cancer.Stand Up To Cancer, a division of the philanthropic Entertainment Industry Foundation, was established in 2008 by media and entertainment leaders to accelerate research and get new therapies to patients quickly.Among other achievements, it’s funded research that has contributed to federal approval of five new cancer treatments, including for breast, ovarian, pancreatic and some difficult-to-treat leukemias, the group said.Before the telecast, Stand Up To Cancer said Thursday said it has raised more $480 million to fund innovative research.Others who took part in the event included organization co-founder Katie Couric, Mahershala Ali, Keith Urban, Josh Brolin, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ken Jeong, Matthew McConaughey, John Oliver, Marlon Wayans and Keanu Reeves.A replay of the show is available online at https://standuptocancer.org/su2c-show .___Online:http://www.StandUpToCancer.org Stand Up To Cancer raises best-ever $123 million in pledges by Lynn Elber, The Associated Press Posted Sep 9, 2018 12:01 pm PDT Last Updated Sep 9, 2018 at 8:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Jake Coyle, The Associated Press Posted Jan 9, 2019 11:44 am PDT FILE – In this Feb. 28, 2016 file photo, Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief John Lasseter arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Lasseter, the ousted Pixar co-founder and former Disney animation chief, will head the recently launched animation division of production company Skydance Media. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File) Ousted Pixar chief John Lasseter to head Skydance Animation NEW YORK — The ousted Pixar co-founder and former Disney animation chief John Lasseter will head the recently launched animation division of production company Skydance Media.Skydance on Wednesday announced that it has hired Lasseter, who stepped down from Disney last year after acknowledging “missteps” in his behaviour with staff members. In a statement, Lasseter says he has spent the last year away from the industry in “deep reflection, learning how my actions unintentionally made colleagues uncomfortable.”Chief Executive Officer of Skydance David Ellison says he didn’t take the decision lightly. He credited Lasseter with attempting to address and reform.Lasseter had been one of the most illustrious and powerful figures in animation. He was a creative force behind every Pixar release as well as Disney hits like “Frozen” and “Moana.”Jake Coyle, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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first_img A road worker passes by an artwork which appears to be by street artist Banksy which has appeared near the former location of the Extinction Rebellion camp in Marble Arch, London, Friday April 26, 2019. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP) London council wants to know if climate mural is by Banksy by The Associated Press Posted Apr 26, 2019 10:08 am PDT LONDON — The local authority in central London is trying to determine if a stenciled mural that appeared at the base camp for climate protests was done by the street artist Banksy.The mural is on a wall at Marble Arch, where the group Extinction Rebellion had an encampment.The artwork shows a child holding an Extinction Rebellion sign beside the words “From this moment despair ends and tactics begin.”The leader of the district that oversees Marble Arch, Nickie Aiken, tweeted the Westminster City Council spent Friday morning “discussing how to protect what we suspect (&hope) is the latest Banksy creation.”Banksy’s spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.More than 1,100 people were arrested blocking roads and bridges during more than a week of Extinction Rebellion protests.The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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first_img This image provided by Jimmy Margulies shows “Pillars,” by King Features editorial cartoonist Jimmy Margulies, that is one of dozens of political cartoons focusing on the First Amendment in a new exhibit, “Front Line: Editorial Cartoonists and the First Amendment” at Ohio State University’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in Columbus, Ohio. The display runs the gamut from a 1774 cartoon by Paul Revere criticizing Britain’s use of tea as a political weapon to a 2018 cartoon lampooning the blocking of online conservative commentary. (Jimmy Margulies via AP) by Andrew Welsh-Huggins, The Associated Press Posted May 27, 2019 7:51 am PDT Exhibit highlights cartoonists’ focus on First Amendment AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email COLUMBUS, Ohio — The First Amendment right to free speech is no laughing matter, as illustrated by a new exhibit at the world’s largest cartoon library.The political cartooning display runs the gamut from a 1774 etching by Paul Revere criticizing Britain’s use of tea as a political weapon to a 2018 cartoon lampooning the blocking of online conservative commentary.Other cartoons take on political correctness, flag desecration, fake news, campus conduct codes, and the role of Twitter in public discourse.The exhibit combines drawings contributed by several dozen cartoonists with material from the library’s own collection. Many are from newspapers, but offerings include cartoons from The New Yorker magazine and even ones that first appeared online, on websites such as Politico.“We focused on editorial cartoonists and the First Amendment partly because American editorial cartoonists are the only ones in the world whose work is protected by an amendment to the federal constitution of the country,” said museum founder Lucy Caswell, who co-curated the exhibit with Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Ann Telnaes.Among cartoons on display:— “Get up Kaepernick!! Men died for your right to stand!” protesters shout at former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, highlighting his decision to kneel during the national anthem to protest racial injustice, in a 2016 cartoon by Ed Hall for Artizans Syndicate.“Actually, we died for his right to sit or stand,” say two soldiers observing the scene in Hall’s drawing.— Angelo Lopez sums up the trend of people walling themselves off from alternative viewpoints in a 2017 cartoon that appeared on the site Cartoon Movement, in which a bound and gagged Uncle Sam listens as protesters shout, “My opinions only!” and “Free speech for those I agree with!”— A 1989 Baltimore Sun cartoon by Kevin Kallaugher featuring a superhero decked out in American flag-themed clothing from head to toe. “I can’t just sit around and watch a bunch of amateurs desecrate the flag!” he says.President Donald Trump’s scorn for traditional media inspired several Trump-related cartoons at the exhibit. Those include a 2017 drawing by Jimmy Margulies of King Features Syndicate that portrays the iconic Twitter bird logo with a Trump hairstyle, sitting in a birdcage lined with newspapers.Margulies said in an email that it’s a challenge not to draw about the president every day, “though he probably does or says several things each day that are worthy of a cartoon.”Telnaes noted that editorial cartoons have been an integral part of American political discourse for more than 250 years, since “Join, or Die” appeared in Benjamin Franklin’s Pennsylvania Gazette in 1754. Worldwide, they’re an indicator of a nation’s freedom of expression.“If there aren’t cartoonists creating tough, pointed satire against their politicians and policies, you can bet that country and its government doesn’t tolerate an individual’s right to free speech,” Telnaes said in an email.In a 1971 cartoon by Karl Hubenthal in the now defunct-Los Angeles Examiner, a smug Supreme Court justice examines the decision upholding the printing of the Pentagon Papers. Far below, a woman tugs at his robe and questions “the moral question” of printing stolen government documents.The headline: “Totally ignored.”The inclusion of a cartoon from a long-gone paper underscores one of the biggest challenges for cartoonists: the decline of print newspapers and the elimination of many full-time cartooning jobs.Twenty years ago, the country had about 150 full-time editorial cartoonists, according to Telnaes. Today it’s down to about 40.Just last week, longtime Columbus Dispatch editorial cartoonist Nate Beeler lost his job amid a series of nationwide layoffs by GateHouse Media. Beeler has a cartoon in the Ohio State exhibit that satirizes campus free speech “safe spaces.”Concluding a series of Friday tweets about his layoff, Beeler said, “Lastly, my heart goes out to the other cartoonists and journalists across the nation caught up in these layoffs. It’s a devastating trend in the news business.”While the digital age has created new opportunities, it’s still tough for cartoonists to make a living, Telnaes said. Meanwhile, social media has been both a blessing and a curse.“Social media is both positive in that readers are more engaged and appreciative of cartoons but also enables special interest groups to target cartoonists and their publications when a cartoon challenges their beliefs and agenda,” she said.In 1988, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld political cartoons as protected speech in a case involving a Hustler Magazine parody ad that lampooned the Rev. Jerry Falwell, founder of the Moral Majority, an ad that’s on display at the Ohio State exhibit.Writing the court’s unanimous decision, Justice William Rehnquist noted that cartoonists have portrayed public figures through the ages in a manner unavailable to a photographer or portrait artist, sketching Abraham Lincoln’s “tall, gangling posture, Teddy Roosevelt’s glasses and teeth, and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s jutting jaw and cigarette holder.”“From the viewpoint of history, it is clear that our political discourse would have been considerably poorer without them,” Rehnquist wrote.“Front Line: Editorial Cartoonists and the First Amendment” runs through October at Ohio State University’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.Andrew Welsh-Huggins, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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BOSTON — Tony Horwitz a Pulitzer Prizewinning jo

first_img BOSTON — Tony Horwitz, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the bestselling author of “Confederates in the Attic,” has died. He was 60.Sarah Hutson, director of publicity at Penguin Press, said in an email that Horwitz died Monday of apparent cardiac arrest in Washington, D.C.He was on a publicity tour for his latest book, “Spying on the South: An Odyssey Across the American Divide.”Horwitz lived in West Tisbury, Massachusetts. He covered conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans for The Wall Street Journal for decades.He won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for a series on widening income inequality and low wage jobs.Horwitz was a native of Washington who attended Brown University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.He was married to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks.The Associated Press Tony Horwitz, ‘Confederates in the Attic’ author, dies at 60 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img by The Associated Press Posted May 28, 2019 10:02 am PDTlast_img read more

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Brace for heatwave conditions high risk of fires

first_imgRESIDENTS of the inland will experience heatwave conditions as a gradual temperature rise, combined with a lack of wind, will dominate the weather patterns for the beginning of next week, the met office said on Friday.The forestry department also warned of a high risk of fires and urged campers to be vigilant.According to the met office, a gradual temperature rise is expected over the weekend which will reach 39 degrees Celsius on Monday and Tuesday, four degrees higher than the seasonal average. Temperatures during the weekend are expected to rise to 37C and 38C, inland, a degree higher than Friday, the met office said. It added that this temperature increase will create conditions experienced in a heatwave.As of Wednesday, temperatures are expected to drop by one or two degrees, while for the rest of the month, the met office expects that temperatures will average around 38C inland.These temperature fluctuations however, are expected to affect only the inland.Temperatures in coastal areas are expected to remain at the same levels, between 30C and 33C.The health ministry issued advice on Friday to help members of the public cope with the high temperatures. It urged avoiding unnecessary sun exposure and heavy physical activities, dress lightly and wear hats and sunglasses.The public is also urged to drink plenty of water and avoid consuming alcoholic beverages, coffee, spices and rich food.“Particular attention should be paid to vulnerable groups such as infants, the elderly and pregnant women. If there is a new-born at home, it is best to dress it lightly. Ask the paediatrician for instructions on taking fluids,” the ministry said, adding that people with chronic health problems should also seek advice from their doctors.The forestry department too, issued an appeal on Friday urging the public to avoid actions that could cause fire, as there is increased risk due to high temperatures.The department said in an announcement that burning weeds, debris and waste is strictly prohibited, while the outdoor use of tools or agricultural machinery producing sparks or flames, such as with blades or in welding, should be avoided. If the use of such equipment is necessary, the announcement said, all measures should be taken and the nearest forestry or fire station should be notified.The forestry department also called on excursionists to avoid throwing matches and cigarette butts while in the countryside and that lighting a fire for barbecues is allowed only in the designated areas within organised picnic areas.To report a fire call 1407 or 112.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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LimassolNicosia motorway closed due to accident

first_imgThe Limassol to Nicosia motorway was closed to traffic after a truck overturned on Tuesday morning, police said in a statement.According to the statement, at around 9 am a truck driver lost control of his vehicle, which overturned.The circumstances under which the accident occurred are not yet clear, police said.Members of the traffic police rushed to the scene to facilitate traffic congestion.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoCity BeautyDo This To Fix Sagging Jowls Without SurgeryCity BeautyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Government strives to turn Cyprus into worldclass business destination

first_imgThe government is striving to make Cyprus a world-class destination for business and investment, President Nicos Anastasiades said on Monday, as he received on Monday the credentials of the Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Cyprus, Paul Steinmetz,Presenting his credentials, Steinmetz said both countries are well aware of the importance of connectivity and both specialize in developing connectivity in financial services.“We need to look into possibilities and especially develop flight connectivity between our countries so more tourists may visit,” the ambassador said.He congratulated Anastasiades for “steering your country through the troubled years after 2013. The economy of Cyprus is doing well and the growth forecast was recently revised upwards.”On the Cyprus issue, he said Luxembourg greatly regrets that the problem remains unresolved despite the best efforts of all parties over many decades.Luxembourg, he stressed, “is fully in support of the efforts of your country to reach a comprehensive settlement aiming at the reunification of the island, in accordance with the relevant UNSC resolutions.”Replying, Anastasiades reiterated Cyprus’ deep appreciation for Luxemburg’s strong support to efforts to end the unacceptable status quo and reunite the country and its people.He underlined once again “our unwavering determination to end the division of the island and our commitment to exert every effort to reach a comprehensive settlement.”On relations between the two countries, the president said that he is confident that the two countries can continue to constructively work together so as to intensify their close cooperation even further in many fields, including new ones, from economy to innovation and entrepreneurship, and from tourism to culture and education.Cyprus continues to be a highly competitive centre for international businesses, offering a platform for operations and preferential access to markets like Europe, Middle East, North Africa and Asia, he said.Anastasiades added that the government was now focusing on attracting investors in the productive sectors of the economy and efforts have yielded results.Foreign Direct Investment has seen a 9.1 per cent rise in 2016, compared to the previous year, which was the second largest increase at EU level, the president said.“This is my Government’s most important priority, following the restoration of the state’s and the financial system’s credibility,” he said. “The majority of economic sectors in Cyprus present growth opportunities: energy, tourism, shipping, real estate, education, health, transport, research and innovation.” You May LikeYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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