McCabe, Weisberg & Conway Expands September 10, 2017 755 Views Share Company News Default Servicing HOUSING Law Firm Legal League 100 mortgage 2017-09-10 Nicole Casperson in Headlines, News McCabe, Weisberg & Conway, P.C., (MWC), a default services law firm representing mortgage lenders, banks, mortgage servicers, and financial institutions, announced that it expanded its “one-firm experience” to Florida, following its merger with Clarfield, Okon & Salomone of West Palm Beach.The Florida operation will integrate with the MWC offices in Delaware, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C. According to MWC, it will provide the efficiencies of a larger, multi-state operation with a history of over 40-years of success.“I guess you could say our footprint has grown a size,” said Laura O’Sullivan, VP of MWC. “There’s such a synergy between our two firms that it isn’t a traditional merger so much as it’s organic growth.”Steven Clarfield, Shareholder, Managing Attorney of the Florida expansion noted that it was apparent from the beginning that the two firms shared many similarities. “I’m impressed with MWC’s ‘one- firm experience’ and its effect on quality and cycle time,” Clarfield said.The firm also holds a membership with The Legal League 100, a professional association of default servicing law firms and service providers dedicated and committed to supporting the mortgage servicing industry through education, communication, relationship development, and advisory services.
U.S.: Dole inks deal for executive office in uptow … Speculation mounts over Dole corporate office move … Total Produce’s 2018 revenues rise 18% on back of … Dole Food Company has announced the appointment of Michael H. Solomon as the new president of Dole Fresh Vegetables effective June 18, 2018.As president, Solomon will have responsibility for all of the division’s operations across North America. He will report directly to Dole president and CEO Johan Linden.With 30 years experience, including within the food and beverage industry, Solomon has a proven success record of taking high-performance brands to the next level, increasing performance and margins in sales, plant operations, and profit growth. Dole trucks attacked in Honduras as protests build … You might also be interested in Among other positions, Solomon has held roles of president of POM Wonderful and Ready Pac Foods, prior to joining Dole.“Michael has built an impressive track record of strategic, operational and commercial accomplishments,” said Linden.“He has considerable experience and knowledge of the fresh salad business segment. His wealth of experience will be a valuable asset as we continue to accelerate Dole’s growth and innovation in our vegetable and salad products. I am very excited about Michael’s addition to our team.”www.freshfruitportal.com June 20 , 2018
U.S. eases Colombian Hass avocado import requireme … February 27 , 2019 “Our growth an expansion would not be possible without the support of our customers and the tremendous relationships we enjoy with them. In addition to our customers, our employees are the key to our growth and success. Not a day goes by that we don’t count our blessings,” said Bob Lucy, president of Del Rey.Del Rey Avocado is one of the few California-based companies that owns its facilities on the West and East Coasts, which gives the company total control over operations.Bob Siemer, chief agronomist and partner, said: “Opening a new facility has long been our goal and desire to streamline our operations, improve efficiencies and offer us an opportunity to be innovative in meeting the need of our customers.”The new Vista facility will also provide our growers many benefits as it will allow us to receive fruit faster and get products to market faster.” U.S.-based Del Rey Avocado Company has purchased a new facility in Southern California, as it continues its national expansion.The warehouse facility, which is a short drive away from the company’s headquarters in Vista, will add 43,000 square feet of cold storage and ripening rooms to the existing footprint in San Diego County.The plant will service customers the western U.S. as well as imports from Mexico.The company noted that the market in the Western and Southwestern U.S. continues to grow, with an increasing number of retailers adding additional SKUs where they traditionally carried only bulk avocados, boosting overall sales. You might also be interested in Felix Instruments launches “major upgrade” to avoc … Image of peculiar ‘long neck’ avocado goes viral … Spain’s largest avocado cooperative expands into P …
MeravigliaMSC Cruises Silver Screen legend, Sophia Loren, cut the ribbon and named MSC Meraviglia, to a time-honoured crescendo of the smashing of champagne on the name and fireworks, at the ship’s christening in Le Havre on Saturday 3 June.The newest addition to the MSC Cruises fleet, MSC Meraviglia is the first of 11 new MSC Cruises ships due to come into service over the next 10 years under an industry-unprecedented €9 billion investment plan.Godmother Sophia Loren cuts the ribbon with MSC Group Executive Chairman Gianluigi Aponte“We have an ambitious vision for the future and MSC Meraviglia marks the start of the second phase of growth for our Company,” said Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises’ Executive Chairman. “For this reason, the christening is an extremely proud moment for all of us at MSC Cruises as we see the first of our next-generation ships being named.” “The new ships that will come into service over the coming ten years are purpose-built connected ships, featuring innovation in both product and design, as well as the very latest-cutting edge technology to create unforgettable holiday experiences at sea for guests of all ages. MSC Meraviglia is the first to make this vision come to life, as it sets a new standard for cruise ships as a destination in itself.”MSC Meraviglia is now on her maiden voyage from Le Havre to Genoa where she will cruise continuously around the Western Mediterranean for seven nights visiting Civitavecchia, Palermo, Valletta, Barcelona, and Marseille.
Over 50 World Expedition staff gathered at Thredbo Village recently for the adventure company’s biennial staff conference that included a trek to the summit of Australia’s highest peak, Mt Kosciuszko. Intrepid and willing, it was only the gale force winds and sub zero temperatures that prevented the determined group from reaching the top, says World Expeditions CEO, Sue Badyari. “Every time we do a conference, we include an activity day and this year, the plan was for more than 50 staff to hike to the summit … but we’re all more connected than ever through the shared experience and it was great to give our trekking gear and equipment a good workout!“The workshop sessions were fantastic and opened up plenty of healthy discussion and feedback and a lot of fun was had on the trivia and evening events.” Badyari says the Conference objective is as much about getting staff together from all over Australia to meet each other and strengthen camaraderie, as it is learning about the company’s expanded range of adventures, responsible travel initiatives and the exciting new ventures planned for the company in the future.World Expeditions staff don Cherokee costumes at the Conference“These days, the World Expeditions Travel Group comprises 11 separate brands, including the parent company World Expeditions, UTracks, World Youth Adventures, Huma Charity Challenge, Australian Walking Holidays and Tasmanian Expeditions. Along with recent company acquisitions such as Trail Journeys in New Zealand and Sherpa Van in the UK, this growth makes it really important to bring staff together.In Quechuans costumes“Getting staff from all of these divisions together, including back office accounts and administration staff, helps everyone become better connected with what each of us is doing. It’s inspiring and highly educational.”Ready to board the Thredbo chairlift conferenceWorld Expeditions
Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Top Stories 0 Comments Share D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cohen was a two-time second-team All-MAC selection duringhis career at Ohio. The Arizona Cardinals signed free agent defensive end LandonCohen to a contract, the club announced Wednesday.Cohen, a four-year pro from Ohio University, spent the 2011season with the New England Patriots, playing in onegame.The 6-foot-3, 300-pound Cohen was originally a 7th rounddraft pick of the Detroit Lions in 2008. In his NFL career,Cohen has played in 25 games (5 starts) with Detroit,Jacksonville and New England.
The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Three years after he retired, the Arizona Cardinals are still trying to replace Kurt Warner.The latest quarterback to audition is Ryan Lindley, a sixth-round pick in the 2012 draft who received his first NFL start against the Rams last Sunday.Lindley, who completed 31-of-52 passes for 312 yards with four interceptions, had his struggles.But according to Warner, who was a guest of Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf Wednesday, he also had some very positive moments. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 0 Comments Share “I saw a lot of good things,” Warner said. “I felt like, especially early in the game, things were really good.”Warner, who is an analyst for the NFL Network, said it appeared things “got away from” Lindley as the game wore on, and the pair of pick-sixes the QB threw certainly didn’t help.
“Just keep working hard to be ready for my opportunity, and once I get my opportunity, step up and play well for the guys that have already been playing well.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Peterson noted that the secondary as a whole had a rough game against the Titans, as quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 402 yards and four touchdowns in the game. But, he said, that wasn’t on Cason.“He came and he did his part, and he won the game for us. If Cason didn’t exactly win the game for the Cardinals, he certainly helped the cause. He returned his first interception, which came in the fourth quarter, 20 yards for a touchdown, giving Arizona a 34-17 lead. His second interception, which came in overtime, stopped a Titans’ drive and led to Jay Feely’s game-winning field goal. From barely contributing in the box score to being someone who received a game ball, it was quite a turn of events for the 27-year-old former first-round pick, who said being the “next man up” can be a bit of a challenge. After all, Cason himself spent the last 14 games not playing a lot of cornerback, only to be thrust into a key role in a pivotal game.“That sounds easy; it definitely wasn’t easy but it’s just one of those things where you stick to it, stick to it, stick to it,” he said. “I love playing the game and the guys, and being on the team of course we’re winning and we have an opportunity to go to the playoffs. We’re definitely playing for something so that’s huge and to keep a positive attitude in the midst of my situation — at this point it’s not about me individually. Pressed into a larger role Sunday due to injuries around him, Cason responded with four tackles, two interceptions, two passes defensed and one fumble recovery in the Cardinals’ 37-34 overtime win over the Tennessee Titans. Needless to say, his locker was a popular destination for members of the media Wednesday afternoon, as Cason went from being a bit of a forgotten man on an elite defense to someone who stepped up when the team needed him most.“It was huge and the feeling is great,” Cason said of coming up big for the team. “It’s kind of hard to explain, hard to put into words. But just continue to stick to it all year and make the most of the opportunity that the coaches give me, so that’s really what I was priding myself on all year to keep myself going.”It’s no secret that Cason’s season has not gone according to plan, but he’s never once complained about his situation. The former University of Arizona star continued to work hard so that he’d be ready when called upon. That did not go unnoticed.“He got a game ball,” teammate Patrick Peterson said. “Everyone noticed that Antoine didn’t like his role, but at the end of the day he was a classy professional. He came to work every day to work and he went about his business. Once his number was called, as you can tell, we didn’t miss a beat.” – / 20 Comments Share Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories TEMPE, Ariz. — Antoine Cason’s locker in the Arizona Cardinals’ Tempe training facility is in a corner, somewhat out of the way. Though never averse to chatting with the media, truth be told, he hasn’t had much to talk about this season. Since signing as a free agent with the team after five seasons in San Diego, Cason has seen his role change from starting cornerback to special teams player, with only the occasional contribution as a member of the defense. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
It’s no secret what the Arizona Cardinals brass is up to right now. Head coach Bruce Arians spent Wednesday at his alma mater, Virginia Tech, running quarterback Logan Thomas through drills and figuring out what makes the young man tick.There seems to also be a lot of negativity around Thomas, but there’s a lot of talent in that 6-foot-6, 248-pound frame — talent that is sure to have many GMs and scouts wondering if they could be the team to pull it out of him. Thomas did his best work in the intermediate zones (10-19 yards) last season but he STRUGGLED with getting the ball deep.Thomas also didn’t get much help. Hokies’ receivers dropped an NCAA-worst 39 passes in 2013.The average number of drops per season in the NFL for the receiver position is about 20, which would raise Thomas’ not-so-good completion percentage from 56.5 to a much more palatable 61.4.Thomas needs to be broken down and built back up again. He’s the definition of an unfinished product, but his natural talents, size and athleticism makes him the perfect type of wait-and-see quarterback.There are also other player traits Thomas possesses that need to be looked at. His time at tight end in high school, his size and his athleticism makes him a great candidate for a positional change if he doesn’t pan out as a quarterback.His ceiling may be higher than anyone else’s in this draft at the quarterback position, but his floor may be the lowest, and that’s where the NFL franchises will have to lean on their coaches and player development.Cardinals SpinHere’s the deal — no quarterback in this draft, or maybe in the last several drafts, fits the Bruce Arians profile of a quarterback more than Logan Thomas. He’s a big, strong, downfield passer, with the size and mobility to extend plays and evade defenders to get big plays down the field.Thomas has a lot of similarities to Ben Roethlisberger, but with more mobility. The problem is he doesn’t have the passing chops of even a middling NFL quarterback at this point.With the team of Arians, offensive guru Tom Moore, quarterbacks coach Freddie Kitchens, and with Carson Palmer already in place, the Cardinals have the team necessary to bring Thomas along slowly, develop him and give him the chance to figure things out on the field.If he’s able to get the basics of quarterbacking, the sky may be the limit, but there’s a large chasm between where Thomas is and where he needs to get to if he’s ever to be an NFL-caliber starting quarterback.If he gets there, though, his abilities lend themselves to being a great fit in the Bruce Arians downfield passing game, giving the Cardinals that young quarterback of the future they so desperately need.The last thing to figure out is where do the Cardinals like him (if at all) versus where does the rest of the NFL likes him? There seems to be an idea that maybe, just maybe Thomas will go on day two of the NFL Draft, and if that’s the spot, do the Cardinals feel comfortable taking a stab in round two or three? The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo We’ll know soon enough. What do they see?Where could he go?Does he fit the Bruce Arians quarterback profile?Strengths• Thomas has an outstanding size profile, he’s thickly-built with broad shoulders and good upper and lower-body weight distribution.• Thomas is extremely athletic — he was a highly recruited tight end prospect coming out of high school.• Excellent at using size and athleticism to evade pressure and shrugging off would-be sacks.• Shows elite arm strength, with the ability to get zip on the ball to all levels of the field.• Puts the ball into tight windows that few other quarterbacks can.• Good, over-the-top throwing motion.• Throws well on the move.Weaknesses• Erratic, streaky passer who gets really hot and extremely cold.• Pocket presence is hit-and-miss, doesn’t sense pass rushers off the back side.• Struggles with footwork and mechanics far too often, like he is still learning to play the position.• Doesn’t throw with anticipation, has to see an open receiver to make a throw.• Ball placement suffers because of mechanical problems and the inability to throw to spots.OverallThomas was the buzz of the NFL Draft world heading into the 2012 college football season after putting up respectable numbers as a sophomore. He completed 59.8 percent of his passes with 19 touchdowns and only 10 interceptions, but his growth seemed to stall from there, at least on the surface. Top Stories Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
After last weekend’s 32-0 rout of the Houston Texans, much was made of the second-half play of quarterback Logan Thomas.The rookie signal caller logged a passer rating of 133.7 in the game, thanks to his 11 completions on 12 attempts, touchdown and 113 yards passing.On Saturday, it was Thomas’ competition for the third-string spot who got the second half at TCF Bank Stadium in Minnesota. Suffice it to say, he’ll be no such topic of discussion come Monday morning when the Cardinals return to Glendale to resume training camp. Against the Minnesota Vikings, Lindley was 8-for-15 passing, logging just 64 yards through the air. His passer rating was a poor 64.3.Despite the avoidance of turnovers, Lindley often appeared generally flustered in the second half. The third-year quarterback started the third quarter by leading a 10-minute touchdown drive, which included a pair of fourth-down conversions and three pass completions. Lindley did have a fumble to his name, coming on 4th and Goal, though the snap was high and away from him and the play resulted in an eventual rushing touchdown for the Cardinals late in the fourth quarter. – / 25 0 Comments Share Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories
What’s the key for you guys to stay focused on Detroit? In all the times that you’ve done this, what’s the key for west coast teams when they have back-to-back east coast games?“I just think it’s not looking ahead. It’s taking one game at a time. More specifically when you’re playing in a game, one snap at a time. Every day that you come in you’ve got to get better and you’ve got to be prepared to play against that specific team. Every day this week these guys have got to come in focused and ready to play against the Detroit Lions and some of the obstacles that we’ll have and face against them. I think it’s just not looking ahead. I think you’ve always got to take every day and use it as a growth period.” – / 27 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Your browser does not support the audio element. How did the Cardinals come out of this game from a health perspective?“Pretty healthy. So far it looks pretty good. I’ll meet with Tom Reed and our medical staff this morning a little bit later and find out a little bit more but so far it seems like we came away pretty good.”What’s Andre Ellington’s health standpoint and what do you expect from him against Detroit?“He was close to being ready this week. As a matter of fact he practiced and I thought he looked pretty good out there. There were some things with deceleration that were still giving him a little bit of a problem. But I think he feels pretty good and he’s excited and ready to go. Hopefully he’ll have a good week of preparation and we’ll see him out there against Detroit.”Do you think that it’s your role as a general manager to talk to players or do you leave that more up to Bruce?“We both do. You want to make sure you instill confidence in these guys and that you still have faith in them. After every loss, on Monday morning it feels like the sky is falling. It does this year, it did last year and it did the year before. That’s not going to change and I don’t want that to change. I want that to fuel these guys and be a chip on their shoulder. But at the end of the day you can’t get too high and you can’t get too low. That’s really to me, the mindset you have to have. You’ve just got to make sure you’re putting in the work and you’re correcting these mistakes. I know that after this loss, these guys will be ready.” Some of the things that we have heard from the players had a lot to do with second half gap control, staying disciplined. What did you see as you watched the film? Was that an issue?“Yeah, from a defensive perspective it was just guys being out of their gaps, avoiding run lanes and that sort of thing. Again, when you look at the positives, I’m not sure I’ve seen a defensive tackle dominate a game like I saw Calais Campbell. I mean he had 11 tackles and completely controlled the line of scrimmage. To me, maybe his best game as a pro. But then there was stuff when you know, Kevin Minter was out of a gap or Deone Bucannon or Rashad Johnson took a bad entry level. There were a number of things and it was a team loss and I know our coaches will get these things corrected.”You throw the ball 46 times in this game, how did you think the offensive line held up?“Average. I will say this, when we were getting three and four man fronts I thought the guys did a decent job. Really where we had some issues from a protection standpoint was when they brought a lot of pressure. When they brought two to three extra defenders and if we didn’t see the hots or the sights. We had a little bit of issues with that. That’s where the number of sacks really came from. But they’re a good, talented defensive front. We knew it was going to be a challenge going into the game, and they get paid too. I’m more disappointed for the organization, the fan base because I know our fans brought it yesterday. They were extremely loud out there. We’ve just got to bounce back. It’s a long season and again there are some exciting positive things to look at.” Top Stories LISTEN: Steve Keim, AZ Cardinals GM Comments Share Do you look at yesterday’s game and immediately think we’re moving on to Detroit and it’s over? How long does this fester? “I think there’s always that period of time that you need to take as an organization to correct the errors. That’s how you grow and get better, through self-evaluation. I just got done watching the tape again. There’s a lot of things that were actually good and obviously some things that need to be corrected. When you have 447 yards to 328 yards, how do you lose? You lose because you have three turnovers and you’re one of five in the red zone. It’s pretty simple Football 101.”When you look at some of the position groups on the team and you evaluate the players and how they played, what’s the first thing you think of? Where were you disappointed? Where were you encouraged?“It was one of those days. It was one of those days where you saw guys, like a rookie like David Johnson do some things where you’re like, ‘wow, what a phenomenal skill-set the guy has,’ and then he has a fumble on the opening kickoff and he has a dropped touchdown. There’s a lot of good things to take away from it and some bad. The thing that’s positive to me – and if you’re going to take away any positives from a loss, which again very discouraged with the way we played yesterday – is that we were still in the game with a few minutes to go to win the game and we played as poorly as we did.” Sometimes, it’s best to go straight to the man in charge.And when it comes to the Arizona Cardinals’ roster, that man is Steve Keim.Arizona’s general manager since January 2013, Keim has overseen a transformation that has led to 21 wins over two seasons. His deft touch with the draft and free agency has led to the team becoming a contender in the NFC.Lucky for us, Keim happens to be a weekly guest on the Doug and Wolf Show, right here on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. And since what he has to say is important, we thought it would be a good idea to put his words into print, allowing you to read what the GM is thinking. So, without further ado, here’s this week’s edition, which follows Arizona’s 24-22 loss against the St. Louis Rams: Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) his hit by St. Louis Rams outside linebacker Alec Ogletree (52) and safety Mark Barron (26) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) When you were watching Mike Iupati, how did he play as an individual when you take the whole picture into account?“Probably like David Johnson, good and bad. There was some stuff and some rust he needed to take off, some bad footwork issues. And then there were a few good things. I don’t know if anybody played great. I would say if I had to pick one guy that played exceptional yesterday it would be Calais Campbell.”How do you process what Carson Palmer did on the field? How did he play?“A lot like David Johnson, some good and some bad. I don’t know if there’s anybody other than Calais that I could say played an excellent game. Carson is still to me doing a fantastic job. He made some great throws and there were some throws I’m sure he’d like to have back. You go to the third and two on the screen, probably if you put a little more air under it and got it over Robert Quinn you know you’re looking at a big play. And on the last play of the game, offensively for us, David was wide open on that slant and Carson just got a little too much air under it so we’ve just got to go back to the film and make the corrections and I know this staff and this team will be ready when we play in Detroit next weekend.” When you’re watching everything, did anything jump out and alarm you as a general manager making you say wow I’ve got to get this problem solved now? Or was it just hey, we lost to a team that played well?“I think they played well and I think we played poorly. We didn’t execute. We’ve had a lot of success early on this season for a number of reasons. Number one, red zone efficiency. The red zone efficiency probably couldn’t have been worse yesterday. You can’t come away one of five and kick field goals against a team that has a defense like this. And the plays were out there on the field to be had, we just left them out there, we didn’t execute, we didn’t make the plays when we needed to. As much yardage as we did get, as much as Carson threw for and Chris Johnson I thought had some really nice runs and did a nice job pick and sliding in the hole, but again we’ve got to get some things corrected.”Not a lot to be happy about, but at the same time nothing that you feel you need to do dramatically different?“Well you know, listen. Losing is not acceptable to me, so you’re asking the wrong guy. I’m not very happy obviously, but that’s the way that this organization needs to be run. From the top down we don’t want to lose and that’s what we should get our fans in a habit of having is a team that’s not accustomed to losing here. That’s the motto and the mindset that I think that we need to have. We have an infectious group of leaders in our locker room and I know that they’ll get this thing turned around and corrected. I know they’re extremely disappointed after the game yesterday.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
The 1990 Super Bowl came in dead last at No. 49, which was the San Francisco 49ers’ blowout 55-10 victory over the Denver Broncos. In terms of big losses, it doesn’t stop there for the Broncos. Coming in next at No. 48 is the recent Seattle Seahawks 43-8 shellacking of the Broncos in 2014.Super Bowls played at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale fared very well, claiming the two of the top three spots.That might be an unfair indicator of the great Super Bowls to happen in recent years. David Tyree’s “Helmet Catch” and Super Bowl XLII come in at No. 2 and 2015’s last-second interception by Malcolm Butler of the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX is No. 3.Neither can defeat Super Bowl XIII for the top spot. The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 35-31, in that game, which also featured the most famous dropped pass of all time. Cowboys tight end Jackie Smith butchered a sure touchdown throw from Roger Staubach in the third quarter that would have tied the game. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals fans will probably never want to remember the 27-23 Super Bowl loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII, but unfortunately for them, it was quite the memorable game and NFL.com acknowledged that in their rankings of all Super Bowls to date with XLIII coming in at No. 10.10. Super Bowl XLIII – Pittsburgh Steelers 27, Arizona Cardinals 23Another fantastic Super Bowl of recent vintage. The Santonio Holmes catch in the corner of the end zone to give Pittsburgh a 27-23 win over Arizona is burned in the mind’s eye of anyone who recalls this game. What a performance by the Cardinals. What if Kurt Warner had more time at the end, a la Staubach in Super Bowl XIII? Look out.While the ranker, Elliot Harrison of NFL.com, does represent the idea of the Cardinals winning the game late, what about Larry Fitzgerald’s touchdown with 2:37 left to take the lead and possibly win the game? That catch and image for such an all-time great player might be more powerful than Holmes getting two feet down, something at least Cardinals fans can agree with. 0 Comments Share Top Stories Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) catches a fourth quarter touchdown pass in front of Arizona Cardinals safety Aaron Francisco (47) during the NFL Super Bowl XLIII football game, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Every week we will catch up with one Arizona Cardinals player and give our listeners the opportunity to submit questions to be answered on video. Submitting a question is easy: head on over to @AZSports on Twitter and tweet as many questions as you can think of. The best ones will make the cut!This week features Arizona Cardinals running back Kerwynn Williams (@kerwinning_). This is Four Downs. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
So much so that he’s forced his way into the starting cornerback conversation.“Brandon has a heck of a chance,” Arians said, referring to the position opposite Patrick Peterson. “He made a nice play there at the end (of practice Tuesday), and he’s got about three interceptions so far.”Justin Bethel is considered the favorite to be the Cardinals’ No. 2 cornerback, but he’s currently on the sidelines, rehabbing from foot surgery.Peterson, too, had offseason surgery and is just now getting in some on-field work.Their absences have opened the door for Williams, as well as the other cornerbacks, to see more reps defensively.The added playing time is paying off.“I see more things now; understand what offenses are trying to do to certain coverages,” said Williams, who the Cardinals drafted in the third round with the 92nd overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft. “My eyes are getting better. My technique is getting better. Just my overall game is gradually getting better.”Williams is still in the infancy stages in learning to be a cornerback.He played running back during his first three seasons in college before switching to cornerback as a senior at Texas A&M. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling TEMPE, Ariz. — With just one season of playing cornerback under his belt, you would think Arizona Cardinals rookie Brandon Williams would be easing his way into his pro career.Think again.Not only is Williams a quick study, but he’s making himself noticed.Yes, it’s early, and yes, the Cardinals are merely playing soccer — what head coach Bruce Arians calls the NFL offseason work (organized team activities and mini-camp) when pads are not allowed — yet Williams is already impressing his coaches and teammates. In his lone season at the position, Williams finished with 37 tackles, seven passes defensed and a tackle for loss in 12 games.“I don’t get into experience. There’s a lot of experienced guys in this league that stink. We go after them ever Sunday,” Arians said. “Give me a guy that’s talented.”And Williams is a guy that’s talented.“Brandon is coming along very well. Obviously, there’s still some things that we can work on with him. He’s still fresh. He’s still raw, but, I think, he has the ability to capture and be a starting cornerback in this league,” Peterson said, adding about the 23-year-old, “he has the size. He has the speed. He has all the intangibles that a defensive back needs. Now he just has to get it mentally and get the playbook down, and I think he’ll be OK.”That Williams, listed at 6-feet and 200 pounds and ran a 4.37 40 at the combine, is adjusting so well is no surprise to Arians.“That’s why we took him in the third round,” Arians said. “It ain’t hard to play ‘dude coverage’. You all know what ‘dude coverage’ is right? You got that dude.”Well, it may not be that easy.Williams is anxious to learn. Cornerbacks coach Kevin Ross is constantly in his ear. “He loves it,” Arians said. “I think some guys just love to be coached, and this guy — he loves being coached.”Peterson and Bethel, while they’ve been reduced to spectator roles, have also become de facto assistant coaches, willing to give Williams advice on the nuances of being a defensive back in the NFL.“Those guys are teaching me a lot,” Williams said. “Whenever they see me do (something) wrong, they come, they pull me to the side and tell me how to correct it. Those guys are a big impact on my process right now.”With his talent and the coaching he’s received, Williams has “no doubt in my mind at all” that he can be a successful cornerback.“The preparation, my teammates, the coaches, I know if I implement the game I’ll be ready — more than willing and ready to defend NFL receivers,” he said. “It’s just a confidence thing. It’s my teammates and my coaches that’s going to make me ready.” – / 15 0 Comments Share The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Rookie cornerback Brandon Williams moves around during Cardinals mini-camp June 8, 2016. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports) Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
Expectations were high for White as the seventh overall selection for the Chicago Bears in the 2015 NFL Draft, but injuries have derailed any chance he’s had at meeting them. White has played in 14 total games over four seasons.Related LinksBase offense enough to get Cardinals RB David Johnson excitedCardinals claim LB Pita Taumoepenu off waivers from 49ersPFF: Numbers show Cardinals rookie Andy Isabella is more than a slot WRThe Cardinals have provided White that opportunity to have a revival, or really more of a starting-off-point, on his pro football career. He’s got a head coach in Kliff Kingsbury who is well-aware of his past success at the college level and a wide receiver room full of open competition beyond Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk.When joining Bickley & Marotta on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station on Wednesday, White a couple of times referenced a desire to show he’s “that guy.” AKA, White wants to show all his doubters he’s a more-than-capable football player.“I want it real bad and I’m gonna grind and do what I have to do to prove that I’m that guy,” he said.“I would play this game for free just to show that I’m that guy.”Kingsbury spoke on what he’s seen from White.“Been really pleased with his work ethic,” he said on May 20. “I know people who coached him in college — very close with those guys — and they speak the world of him and that’s what we’ve seen. Hard working, focused, wants to be great, has a lot to prove, obviously, and has a great skill set. That big and that fast, so we’re excited to see what he can be out here.” Kingsbury’s offense will provide that opportunity for White. In what is expected to use three-to-four receivers at almost all times and options to spread the field, White’s speed and size could certainly contribute.“He’s seen it when I was in college,” White said of Kingsbury. “I think it [will] be a good fit.“I like that he has that confidence and is outspoken about that. I’m like that about myself privately.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) – / 15 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Kevin White can’t wait to finally shred any labels cast upon him that start with a “b” and end with “ust.”You can tell that by the way White talks, but it’s more about how little he’s willing to say.White was an absolute monster in college at West Virginia, catching 109 balls for 1,447 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior. Even more, he ran a 4.35 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine at 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 3 Comments Share
Go back to the e-newsletter >Pure Life Experiences gives you the low-down on the social highlights taking place on 9 to 12 November in Marrakesh. Put these in your diary and read the full summary here.The inspiration: Brought to you by Tourism Australia Matter: 9 NovemberThe lowdown: Conceived as a platform on which the PURE community can impart knowledge, share ideas and collaborate to drive the industry forward, MATTER returns bigger and better for 2015 with five rooms hosting over 20 visionary speakers.The crowd: Along with eager-to-learn PUREists, rub shoulders with influencers from across the industry and beyond. But remember: it’s only for those PUREists who registered to attend – all spaces have been filled.Top tip: Be sure to arrive in time for the dedicated MATTER breakfast on Level -1, brought to you by Tourism Australia.Pure Conference 2015: 9 NovemberThe lowdown: Coming up to its seventh year, the PURE Conference attracts high-profile speakers whose prerogative is to spearhead new ways of thinking and drive business in exciting new directions.The crowd: This year’s impressive speaker line-up features Founder and Innkeeper of Fogo Island Inn, Zita Cobb, and Photographer Jimmy Nelson.Top tip: Get there early to nab a good seat – and remember, doors close promptly at 3pm!Pure Awards 2015: 9 NovemberThe lowdown: Designed to celebrate the heroes of the high-end experiential travel industry, the PURE Awards 2015 will unveil this year’s winners – shortlisted from hundreds of entries by an influential panel of judges before being voted for by the PURE community.The crowd: Award nominees will be out in force; beware overexcited winners.Top tip: The Awards will follow on immediately from the Conference, so nominees: make sure you snag a seat toward the front! Go back to the e-newsletter >
Go back to the enewsletterPark Hyatt Sydney was deemed Best Hotel, Australasia at The Ultras, held in Dubai on 21 November 2018. The Ultras are, honestly, now the most global luxury hotel awards. The 13 million Discovery members of Global Hotel Alliance GHA can vote, plus readers of Ultratravel (published in UK by The Daily Telegraph) and in UAE by Al Ittihad and The National. This year, for the first time, The Ultras were presented in Dubai.For the 12th year running, the global winner was Dubai’s iconic Burj Al Arab (the award was collected by Jumeirah CEO José Silva). Other best regional hotel accolades went to New York’s Mandarin Oriental, for The Americas; Antibes’ Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc was the winner, Europe; Cape Town’s One&Only won Africa; Maldives’ St Regis Vommuli got the Indian Ocean; Bangkok’s Mandarin Oriental picked up Asia. Gleneagles was Best Golf Resort; Wilderness Safaris was Editors’ Choice, Group; Ubud’s Capella was Editors’ Choice, New Hotel; and, finally, Bangkok’s Siam Kempinski was Ultratravel Collection Hotel of the Year.This was the first-ever event held on the wind-free west lawn of Burj Al Arab. Hotel MD/RVP Tony Costa had, with organisers, masterminded an evening that included superb drinks, service and stand-up canapés complemented by serving stations promoting all five hotel restaurants. Gourmet chef Nathan Outlaw manned the seafood barbecue.There were plenty of personalities, including awards presenters, ex-Formula 1 champion Damon Hill and rugby football legend Mike Tindall, plus his long-legged wife, equestrian Olympian and granddaughter of The Queen, Zara Phillips (she showed suitably royal pizzazz by turning up in stilettos and the shortest of black shorts, as her luggage had not arrived).Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai | SuiteEight days later, yet another over-the-top hotel opened in Dubai – Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai – and I had had a preview. Now, staying in any hotel just before official opening can be hit or miss; the gal remembers several of the latter, which in all fairness should not be mentioned by name.Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai, however, was (apart from some of its restaurants and the spa) all ready to go. There were a few other people staying in the 390-room extravaganza, so the gal did not feel lonely, and there was too much to see and experience, anyway. The resort covers just under nine hectares on The Palm, and the interior is opulent and sumptuous.Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai | Emerald Suite BathroomOn the day of opening, I was told later, a Middle Eastern royal was being driven by.“Stop, let me go and have a look at it,” he said. He so loved the interiors, with soaring columns of pink Portuguese (rosa Portugala) marble and what seems like acres of gold leaf, that on the spot he booked the Presidential Suite, which costs just into five figures (US dollars) a night, plus four other rooms for good measure. This is a seven-floor palace that has, admittedly, been some time in the making. Think how long it took, for instance, to hang over 6,000 priceless Italian chandeliers. I actually had two in my room – or, rather, giant suite #504 – looking out over the Gulf.Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai | Suite ChandelierIt would be tempting to spend a lot of time in the suites. Room service, even before opening, was outstanding, with exact presentation on the hotel’s bespoke gold-edged Villeroy & Boch china (for the record, cutlery is Sambonnet, most glassware is Schott Zwiesel and, at breakfast, toast comes in a shiny silver rack with Beurre Echiré butter, and Francis Miot jams).There is nothing but the best here – hence the imminent arrival, on 15 December 2018, of miX by Alain Ducasse, an unheard-of three-floor rooftop restaurant with multiple areas including outdoor terrace dining. Ducasse, it seems, has been chosen by the extraordinary hotel’s owner, who has personally been architect and interior designer.Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai | Bedroom (Platinum)And who IS the owner? Nver Mkhitaryan is a global polymath, author of a serious social history architectural tome, Man and Dwelling. He is Baron of Castle Stewart, Wigtown, in Scotland. He is an avid collector, say of antique firearms, of which apparently he has over 300. He loves Bluthner grand pianos, and ordered a white one to go into the semi-circular lobby lounge, called The Bluthner Hall, where every evening at 7pm a butler and one of Kempinki’s Ladies in Red (both clad in Versailles style) perform a near-professional minuet. Judging by the calibre of the 23-room Cinq Mondes spa and its approach corridors, and the indoor pool and 24/7 Technogym, he is also a fitness guru.And he has, by the way, built a really memorable luxury hotel.Go back to the enewsletter
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RelatedNew flights to Turkey and Greece to be launched by easyJetNew flights to Turkey and Greece to be launched by easyJetNew flights to Turkey to be launched by MonarchNew flights to Turkey to be launched by MonarchPegasus to launch new flights to Istanbul and BodrumPegasus Airlines will launch new flights to Istanbul and Bodrum from Stansted Cheap flights carrier Pegasus Airlines will launch new flights to Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman this summer.The airline will begin flights to the popular holiday destinations from Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester and Birmingham airports after experiencing increased demand from passengers.This is because Turkey is outside of the eurozone, meaning that sunshine holidays in the eastern Mediterranean country are often cheaper than those in France, Spain, Italy and Greece.Bodrum is seen as the gateway to the Aegean coastline, while Dalaman and Antalya offer easy access to the Turkish Riviera, another popular spot with UK holidaymakers.During the summer months, Pegasus will operate flights to Dalaman each weekday from Gatwick and Manchester and every Sunday from Gatwick.Direct flights to Antalya will take off from Birmingham and Manchester every Sunday, while weekly flights to Bodrum will take off from Stansted every Sunday.Last October, the carrier began co-operating with Air Berlin, Germany’s second-largest airline, which will see the two companies’ websites linked.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map
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