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agentsCelebrity CruisesCelebrity Eclipseincentives Celebrity Eclipse has made Melbourne its perfect match for the 2020/21 summer season and Celebrity Cruises is calling on our travel agents to tell the rest of the country why. Celebrity Cruises is looking for the most creative insider tip when it comes to having the ultimate Melbourne experience, and the winner with the best and most creative answer wins a trip for themselves and a travel companion on Celebrity Eclipse, departing from Melbourne for 8 nights in a luxury balcony stateroom. Plus, an additional three runner ups will receive a Celebrity Cruises gift pack. Australian and New Zealand travel agents are invited to enter HERE by 28 June 2019. The 2850-guest, 120,000 tonne Celebrity Eclipse will arrive in Melbourne fresh from a multi-million dollar modernisation on 23 December 2020 for her inaugural season, which runs until April 2021. Eclipse will be the first ship in Australia to undergo the AUD$700 million “Celebrity Revolution”, a modernisation of Celebrity’s nine-strong, mid-sized fleet which is already underway. The revamp will see her accommodations, culinary programme and public spaces completely modernised by a formidable line-up of world-renowned experts, including famous UK interior designer Kelly Hoppen.Following a 14-night Singapore to Sydney repositioning via Australia’s east coast and the Great Barrier Reef, Eclipse will arrive in Sydney on 8 December 2020 to sail a two-night Sampler voyage from Sydney, before departing on a 13-night cruise via New Zealand to her new Melbourne homeport. From her arrival to Victoria on 23 December, guests can choose from seven round-trip sailings from Melbourne, between eight and 14 nights to destinations in the South Pacific, New Zealand, Queensland, Tasmania and South Australia.Two one-way, 11-night sailings New Zealand sailings between Melbourne and Auckland will also be offered. Eclipse will finish her inaugural Australian season on 4 April 2021 with a 19-night Melbourne to Honolulu voyage.
appointmentsRail Europe Rail Europe has appointed Richard Leonard to lead the company’s APAC teams in the newly created role of General Manager Business Asia Pacific, effective immediately. Leonard will oversee operations in Australia, New Zealand (which collectively make up Rail Europe’s second largest market after North America), Japan, South Korea and South East Asia. James Hooper, newly promoted Regional Sales Manager AU/NZ, and Kirsty Blows, who is now Customer Care Manager Asia Pacific, will support Leonard.Welcoming the new appointments, CEO of Rail Europe Khoi Nguyen says, “Richard brings with him strong commercial experience, and at this pivotal time of transformation in our business, there is no better person to drive our brand in this region.“Richard is a proven leader with strong business acumen, vision and engineering skills, powered by his ability to bring people together to work towards a common goal. His in depth understanding of our business and his vision for how technology is used and experienced by end-consumers is what we need to propel Rail Europe into the next chapter of growth and expansion in APAC.He adds, “Working closely with Richard is James in our Melbourne office, who will not only continue to drive sales in AU & NZ, but also work alongside our other long standing regional sales managers in Japan, South Korea & Singapore to further steer the business commercially, managing the dynamic Inside Sales and Great Train Journeys teams.“And Kirsty who is based in our Auckland office will work closely with James to lead our diverse and growing international team of customer care specialists, currently spread across six countries.”
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Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories – / 15 This is an opportunity, Arians said, that Lindley should understand and be ready to take advantage of. Playing well is essentially a must.“He should know that,” he said. “It’s obvious. Yeah, he better play good. If he plays bad, it’s not going to be real good for him.”One more chance to make an impression and keep himself in the running to make the team. No pressure, right?“No, no, of course not,” the QB said with a smile.Things to watch for– Arians did not offer snap count estimates for his starters for Saturday’s game in Minnesota, only saying he hopes to see the starters play as well as they did in the preseason opener so they can get off the field and allow the young players to see most of the snaps and make a case to stick with the team.– Jay Feely is going to handle all of the kicking duties Saturday. Chandler Catanzaro, whom he is competing with for a job, was perfect on all three of his field-goal attempts and all three of his (extra long) extra points. He also put every kickoff deep into the end zone. It would behoove Feely to do the same.– John Brown has excelled at every step of the way since being drafted by the Cardinals. Having another big game — this time on the road — would go a long way toward validating what everyone already thinks about the third-round pick. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling – Arians said Jonathan Cooper’s toe injury is likely to keep him out of action Saturday. Earl Watford, Cooper’s replacement, was already battling with the former first-round pick for the left guard job. This may be his chance to earn it. – Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton combined to complete 16-of-22 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns against the Texans. They have to struggle a bit on the road against the Vikings, right? Right?– Arizona’s running game didn’t do much obvious damage against the Texans, though Arians did not seem too concerned when asked about it. Still, it wouldn’t be a bad thing to see Stepfan Taylor and Jonathan Dwyer show a bit more when given the ball.– The inside linebacker spot will look a little different. Kevin Minter is likely out for this game, meaning Kenny Demens will see more snaps than usual. The former Michigan linebacker has been a standout on special teams and played well in practices, so this will be a good chance to see him in a different role.– The Cardinals run a base 3-4 defense, as do last week’s opponent, the Houston Texans. The Vikings run a 4-3, so it will be interesting to see how the offensive line holds up. GLENDALE, Ariz. — To say Saturday’s preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings will be Ryan Lindley’s last stand would not be accurate.However, it may not be far from the truth.The quarterback is set to play the majority of snaps in the second half, giving him a chance to keep his name in the race for the team’s third QB spot. Last week, against the Houston Texans, rookie fourth-round pick Logan Thomas got out to an early lead by completing 11-of-12 passes for 113 yards and a touchdown. When asked what he’d like to see from Lindley, a sixth-round pick out of San Diego State in 2012, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said a similar effort to that of Thomas.“A very steady player, a very accurate player, throwing to the right spots, just like Logan,” he said. “Have your eyes in the right spots; direct the football team. He’s always done a really good job of that.”Lindley appeared in six games for the Cardinals as a rookie, completing just 52 percent of his passes for 752 yards with zero touchdowns and seven interceptions. He was a casualty of the team’s QB roller coaster that season, thrust into action long before he reasonably should have been. Lindley did not appear in a game last season, so the lasting memory that fans have of the 6-foot-3, 232-pound player with a big arm is of an overmatched signal caller who struggled to do anything well. “There’s ups and downs, and it’s been great and I’ve loved it here,” Lindley said of his ride, which saw him go from starter in 2012 to fighting for a job in 2014. “Hopefully that continues, but if not we’ll take it as it goes.”Needless to say, he believes he’s a much better quarterback now than he was as a rookie. Comments Share “Whenever you understand the offense and whenever the guys around you are playing fast, it makes it a lot easier to play quarterback,” he said. “I think just the understanding of what’s going on and understanding of what B.A. looks for when he’s calling plays and everything else… But it’s been great. I’m just looking forward to seeing how that transitions onto the field.”How it does may very well determine whether Lindley is a Cardinal much longer.Conventional wisdom would say the team will not spend much more time with four quarterbacks on the roster. If the Cardinals decide to go with the rookie Thomas, they may want him to get as much work in practice and preseason as possible heading into the season. Once the games start to count, there will not be as much for him to do.But for now, Lindley is still in the race, and Saturday is his chance to make an impression.“I’m definitely excited, personally, for the opportunity,” he said. “I think any time you get a chance to get out there and put something on tape, it’s just you can further yourself even more.”If the Cardinals decide to let him go, Lindley knows what he does Saturday could help him land a job somewhere else. He said he has personal goals and standards that he sets for himself, and the plan is to reach and exceed them every chance he gets. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo
The Arizona Cardinals have been unable to make a splash in free agency this offseason and ESPN has taken notice.ESPN released its first NFL power rankings of the 2018 season just hours after the Super Bowl and Arizona was listed at No. 26. Now having composed a post-free agency power ranking, the Cardinals slipped to No. 29.Coming into the offseason, Arizona was in search of quarterback depth to replace the newly-retired Carson Palmer as well as pending free agents Drew Stanton and Blaine Gabbert. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 25 Comments Share Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling After losing out on the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes, the team signed quarterbacks Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon to fill the depth chart but ESPN doesn’t believe Bradford will play the entire season.The Cardinals entered the offseason with no quarterbacks signed for 2018, and now they have two: Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon. There’s a good chance Arizona will need both this season, too. Bradford has missed 48 games in his career, and has played all 16 games just twice in eight NFL seasons.In addition to Bradford and Glennon, Arizona brought in linemen Andre Smith and Justin Pugh to improve one of the worst offensive lines in the league. Though both have the potential to be difference makers, Smith has started double-digit games once in the past four seasons while Pugh has missed 13 games in two years.Acquisitions aside, the Cardinals have also lost quite a bit.Cornerback Tramon Williams signed with Green Bay and wide receivers John Brown and Jaron Brown went to Baltimore and Seattle, respectively. Additionally, Arizona released former All-Pro safety Tyrann Mathieu and traded offensive lineman Jared Veldheer.With the NFL Draft on the horizon, it appears the Cardinals now have more questions than when they entered the free agency period. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Arizona Cardinals new quarterback Sam Bradford speaks at an NFL football news conference Friday, March 16, 2018, at the teams’ facility in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
– / 26 Arizona Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald, with son Devin Fitzgerald on the Segway, signs autographs after the first day of NFL training camp football practice at Northern Arizona University Wednesday, July 25, 2012, in Flagstaff, Ariz.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires “They were loyalist fans to drive three hours up and watch a practice. It takes a little more commitment than just driving 30 minutes to get to Glendale,” he said. “We have more fans here consistently because it’s closer, which is nice and gives fans an opportunity to see us, but that weather in Flagstaff was amazing and looking at that mountain every day on the practice field …”Berry said there was a more esoteric feel to camp that was lost when the Cardinals left Flagstaff.“On some level, with padded camp in the dome, I think the players miss out on an element of what training camp was meant to be and this is a sign of the times,” he said. “A lot of teams are moving indoors and with so many domed stadiums, if you have a home domed stadium, you could play anywhere from 10 to 12 indoor games so there really isn’t that need to practice outside when most of the games are inside, but when you talk about building a team and going through adverse situations and bonding together, I think they miss out on a little bit of that.”Despite all those fond memories, there were plenty of drawbacks to camp life in Flagstaff.“I didn’t like dorm life, especially my first year with [former coach] Denny [Green],” Berry said. “He made it as tough as he possibly could; 2004 was one of the worst camps of my life. We had what looked like a double room and four guys shared it. I know Dennis was trying to prove a point and we were a close-knit group but I enjoyed those last two years much more when we moved into those new apartments.” Like Peterson, Berry said he’d choose Glendale over Flagstaff for training because the proximity makes more sense for the fans and the players. He also said the nearby accommodations at the Renaissance Hotel in Glendale provide better service and better bedding – not that that was ever a problem for Fitzgerald and Peterson.While many players slept on NAU’s awful, thin, dorm mattresses, Peterson said he got a pro tip right when he arrived for his rookie camp in 2011.“I was a rookie and a second-year player bringing my own bed and refrigerator and all that stuff,” he said, laughing. “I was in the room with William Gay, Adrian [Wilson] — I was in the room with a lot of older guys so they kind of put me up on game very early.”Fitzgerald and Peterson have the same corporate connection when it comes to comfort.“I always get a bed [brought in], even at the hotel,” Fitzgerald said. “My buddy, [CEO] John Merwin, over at Brooklyn Bedding, he makes the best mattresses and he takes care of me and Patrick. I have his mattresses in my home. I have his mattress in the hotel. Wherever I go, I always sleep good. Make sure you put that in the story.” “Everything has its pros and cons, but Flagstaff was great. Whiz [former coach Ken Whisenhunt] was the best in terms of the schedule. We worked hard but he allowed you to get off your feet and rest so that schedule was lovely.”Former Cardinal Bertrand Berry (2004-2009), who still does broadcast work for the team, said the interaction with the fans was more intimate in Flagstaff than it is at University of Phoenix Stadium.“The thing about Flagstaff is the fans got to be right there,” he said. “They had the stands where you could literally reach out and touch your favorite players and you can’t do that at University of Phoenix Stadium because they’re away from the field.“As you walked up the hill to go up to that first practice field at NAU, fans could take pictures of players, hug them, have a conversation, whatever you wanted. Once you got to the upper level, it was the same thing where the fans were so much closer to the action.”Aside from the fan interaction, both Fitzgerald and Berry said there was a feel to camp in Flagstaff that can’t be replicated in Glendale. Fitzgerald acknowledged that Glendale makes camp accessible to more fans, but he appreciated those that made the trek up north. Top Stories Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and cornerback Patrick Peterson are the only two remaining players who trained in Flagstaff. Both have fond memories of their time in the Ponderosa Pines.“I do remember Flagstaff – a lot — because I’m a member at Pine Canyon [Golf Club in Flagstaff],” Peterson said, laughing. “I was actually just there the day before camp. I miss it up there. I train up there still because I think the altitude up there is really, really good for athletes so we when we come back down here, running in this heat, running in this lower altitude, it’s almost like a piece of cake. “My first two seasons here, we always started faster than everybody because we had that illegal blood doping (the thinner air) up there in Flagstaff. That’s probably the only thing I miss about it.”Related LinksOC Mike McCoy says Cardinals are still finding offensive identityCardinals notebook: Outdoor practice and Chandler Jones’ sled destructionCardinals’ ‘Red & White Practice’ to raise funds for fallen DPS trooperHumphries’ hot takes: Going 1-on-1 vs. Jones, rookies know their snacksFitzgerald agreed that the altitude training gave him an edge for the season but he misses more than the preparation.“You’re so close to each other, you’re sharing rooms, there’s so much more bonding, staying up until 11 or 12 o’clock, talking about family and playing chess and just getting to know your teammates,” he said. “Here in the hotel, we’ve got plush room service. GLENDALE, Ariz. – When the Cardinals opened training camp at University of Phoenix Stadium on Friday, it marked the sixth season since team president Michael Bidwill decided to move camp from Flagstaff to Glendale. In that time, the coaching staff and nearly the entire roster has turned over, leaving few people in the organization with memories of the team’s traditional training ground at Northern Arizona University. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 11 Comments Share Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
While people like Smith might criticize Rosen for unfollowing his former team when he likely felt the end was near, the second-year quarterback and last year’s No. 10 overall pick is certainly taking the highest of roads out of town.Rosen posted a goodbye video to his social media accounts on Saturday, thanking the Cardinals and their fans, introducing himself to Dolphins supporters and having a few things to say to the man who Arizona drafted to take his place. Josh Rosen might continue to draw the ire of hot-takey football analysts like Steve Smith, but he’s done nothing but endear himself to Arizona Cardinals fans.Yes, Rosen is the first quarterback drafted in the first-round since the 1970 merger who didn’t last more than a season with his first NFL team. Arizona traded him Friday to the Miami Dolphins for a 2019 second-round pick and a 2020 fifth, effectively ushering in the Kyler Murray era. Handled that better than me. Good luck 👍🏼. That was cool! https://t.co/dk831WbVUW— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) April 27, 2019 Thank you @AZCardinalsHello @MiamiDolphins pic.twitter.com/yNb81On0dD— Josh Rosen (@josh3rosen) April 27, 2019Related LinksWas the Cardinals’ Josh Rosen trade to Dolphins about value or belief?That was fast: Rosen posts Dolphins picture right after being tradedSteve Smith bashes Cardinals QB Josh Rosen over social media scrubArizona Cardinals trade QB Josh Rosen to Dolphins for 2nd-round pickCardinals draft WR Andy Isabella with 62nd pick from Josh Rosen trade“Cardinals fans, thank you so much for all of the continued support this year,” Rosen said with a backdrop of the Valley in view. “I know we didn’t win as many games as we would have all hoped, but I had an unbelievable time here. Unfortunately my time here is coming to an end, but you guys are really getting a hell of a player in Kyler Murray, and he’s going to do great things for the Red Sea.“Kyler, I just want to congratulate you and your family for getting drafted. Arizona’s a really special place and you’re going to love playing and living here.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling What’s Steve smiths twitter handle? Asking for a friend. https://t.co/j2w2AKoDqS— Justin Pugh (@JustinPugh) April 27, 2019 Arizona Cardinals2019 Draft BoardRoundPick #PlayerPos.11Kyler MurrayQB21Byron MurphyCB230Andy IsabellaWR31Zach AllenDE41Hakeem ButlerWR51Deionte ThompsonS61KeeSean JohnsonWR66Lamont GaillardC734*Joshua MilesT735*Michael DogbeDE740*Caleb WilsonTE* = Compensatory Selection© STATS – 20192019 NFL DraftRound 1#TeamPlayerPos1K. MurrayQB2N. BosaDE3Q. WilliamsDT4C. FerrellDE5D. WhiteLB6D. JonesQB7J. AllenDE8T.J. HockensonTE9E. OliverDT10D. BushLB11J. WilliamsG12R. GaryDE13C. WilkinsDT14C. LindstromG15D. HaskinsQB16B. BurnsDE17D. LawrenceDT18G. BradburyC19J. SimmonsDT20N. FantTE21D. Savage, Jr.S22A. DillardT23T. HowardT24J. JacobsRB25M. BrownWR26M. SweatDE27J. AbramS28J. TilleryDT29L.J. CollierDE30D. BakerCB31K. McGaryT32N. HarryWR © STATS – 2019 Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen (3) warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) 47 Comments Share The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Rosen said he’s ready for a new chapter of his life in Miami, where he will likely battle veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick for a starting job.“My bags are packed and I’m on a flight first thing tomorrow morning,” he said, before using his platform to take care of some life business.“Kyler, one more thing. An awesome two-bedroom in Old Town just came under the market, so let me know if you’re interested and I think I can get you a pretty good deal.”Former Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu certainly appreciated Rosen’s handling of such a unique and probably uncomfortable situation.Current Cardinals guard Justin Pugh appreciated the move as well. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories
Go back to the e-newsletterSatisfying members’ passion for world-class cuisine and luxury travel, Starwood’s SPG Moments has unveiled an enhanced schedule of culinary events that offer even more access to legendary culinary experiences. Members will have the opportunity to participate in mouth-watering evenings of cocktails, kitchen tours & tasting menus at world-renowned restaurants, plus access to the top food & wine festivals in destinations including New York, Chicago, Tokyo, and more. These intimate evenings hosted by the stars of the global culinary stage as well as VIP access to renowned food festivals make each SPG Culinary Moment truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.“Food often acts as the centre around which life’s greatest moments are celebrated and shared,” said Chris Holdren, Senior Vice President of Starwood Preferred Guest.In 2016, SPG foodies have new options to indulge in unrivalled supper-club style events, hosted by the culinary world’s biggest names. Food and wine events will also give members a chance to visit a new destination and sample local or regional cuisine. Starting in late February, members can look forward to the launch of SPG Cravings, a new culinary guide designed to inspire and connect our guests to the culinary conversation with up to 30 per cent off and Starpoints when dining at 1500 SPG restaurants and bars in over 100 countries, incredible access to dining experiences, and exclusive culinary content to feed their imagination.Go back to the e-newsletter
Go back to the e-newsletterThe surf season has begun at Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives and the four-star adults-only resort is looking forward to introducing its surf enthusiastic guests to a range of exciting value excursions.Known by many as an underwater paradise for divers and a piece of heaven ticking all the ‘perfect for water sports’ boxes, a lot of people will be surprised at what the destination has on offer for surfers.Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa is located in the North Male’ Atoll which is close to some of the most famous surf breaks.Private dhoni charters are USD550 for four hours or USD1,000 for eight hours and guests can choose between a range of excursions to famous surf points such as Chickens, Cokes, Lohis, Ninjas, Sultans, Honkys and Tombstones. These all feature a combination of lefts and rights suitable for different levels: mid, advanced and expert.During the months of May to November, the conditions are perfect for surfing offshore from many of the islands close to the resort, with waves ranging from three feet to more than eight feet.Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa has just recently upgraded its meal plans to now include Half Board Plus, All-Inclusive and Gold All-Inclusive packages to have not only dining but also leisure, health and well-being covered.The property is located just 20 minutes by speedboat from Male’ International Airport.Go back to the e-newsletterCentara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives
Go back to the e-newsletterLord Howe Island’s acclaimed Capella Lodge has created the perfect opportunity to escape to its spectacular sub-tropical setting, offering free flights and a bonus night under its new Stay 7 Pay 6 deal.From 28 May to 25 June 2016, guests can take advantage of free Qantaslink flights from Sydney or Brisbane when they book the Stay 7 Pay 6 package, and enjoy unrivalled views of Lord Howe’s dramatic volcanic peaks and stunning coral-fringed lagoon.The seven-night package is priced from $4500 per person twin share, including the free flights, bonus night, gourmet breakfasts, sunset drinks and canapés, open bar with premium wines and spirits from 6pm, dinners with inspired daily menu, non alcoholic beverages, selected in-suite bar, mountain bikes and island airport transfers.The offer is available until sold out, but guests who book before 8 May will also receive a bonus suite upgrade.With commanding views of Lord Howe’s dramatic twin mountains and the world’s most southerly coral reef, Capella Lodge is among Australia’s best-known boutique lodges with its own unique brand of barefoot luxury.It stands above a tiny secluded beach at Lovers Bay, with a contemporary architectural style, expansive decks and floor-to-ceiling windows to welcome the outside in.Located 600 kilometres off Australia’s east coast, Lord Howe Island is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site of global natural significance. Its unique flora, prolific birdlife, dramatic landscape and pristine marine environment combine to create one of the most extraordinary sub-tropical islands on earth.The Capella Lodge Fly Free, Stay 7 Pay 6 offer is available for stays between 28 May and 25 June 2016.Go back to the e-newsletter