McShays first mock draft was released Dec 13 be

first_imgMcShay’s first mock draft was released Dec. 13, before college bowl season and before the NFL’s draft order was determined. In that version, he had the Cardinals taking Foster with the 11th selection. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories center_img Alabama’s Reuben Foster answers a question during media day for Saturday’s Peach Bowl NCAA college football game against Washington in Atlanta, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman) McShay released his second mock draft of the season Wednesday morning, and he has the Arizona Cardinals selecting linebacker Alabama Reuben Foster with the 13th overall pick in the first round.If the right QB is available here, I wouldn’t count the Cardinals out. With Watson and Trubisky off the board, though, Foster is the pick. He’s one of the 10 best players in this draft; the only reason he might slide a bit is his position. He shed weight and played much faster in 2016, proving to be an every-down linebacker. The Cardinals have six defensive starters set to hit free agency. Whom they re-sign will play a big role in the direction they take with this pick.As McShay points out, the Cardinals have a lot of free agents, including starting linebacker Kevin Minter, who is coming off a decent 2016 season in which he tallied 95 total tackles and 3.5 sacks. While Minter wasn’t exactly breaking the bank on his rookie contract as a second-round pick, Arizona general manager Steve Keim might look to get younger at the position and let Minter walk this spring.Foster led the Crimson Tide with 115 total tackles, while adding 13 tackles for loss, five sacks, and two pass breakups in 2016. He had a team-leading 12 tackles in Alabama’s loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff Championship Game in January. There are still nearly three months until the 2017 NFL Draft, but as we know, the mock draft business is thriving even here in early-February.At, we’ve tracked over 65 mocks since the calendar flipped to 2017 — a number that will increase substantially until the actual draft, which begins April 27.Certain draft analysts draw more attention when they release a mock. ESPN’s Todd McShay is one of them. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

Mock draft makers arent alone in liking Davis and

first_imgMock draft makers aren’t alone in liking Davis and seeing how he fills a need for the Cardinals.Arizona receiver Larry Fitzgerald told Bickley and Marotta on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM that he has his eye on the Western Michigan prospect.“I really enjoy watching him. What I liked about him, he’s a four-year guy, played in the same system, he understands playing in a pro-style offense,” Fitzgerald said. “It scares me a lot when you see these young receivers, they play in these half-field schemes with looking at the sideline. “Well, he’s played four years, he’s got size, he’s got the ability to go up and make plays, he can make plays after the catch. I don’t know if he’ll be around at that (No. 13) spot, but I really like him.”Davis stands 6-foot-3 and 209 pounds and finished the 2016 season with 97 catches for 1,500 yards and 19 touchdowns. His 5,285 receiving yards over his career is an FBS college football record.It makes sense Fitzgerald would welcome another down-field receiving threat to take pressure off himself.ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. can see it as well. He has the Cardinals picking Davis in his three-round mock released on Wednesday. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact LISTEN: Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals wide receiver Kiper’s mock draft might give the Cardinals hope that Davis fall into their laps.Should the Cardinals reach for a quarterback here? I’m not so sure. They have needs elsewhere, namely at inside linebacker (if Reuben Foster drops, he’d be a good fit) and cornerback. Arizona’s once-formidable receiving corps doesn’t look as good with former first-round pick Michael Floyd gone and Larry Fitzgerald turning 34 before the season begins. Don’t knock Davis’ competition level — he has No. 1 wideout potential. Kiper also has Arizona drafting Iowa cornerback Desmond King with its second-round pick at 45th overall and then taking Ohio State inside linebacker Raekwon McMillan in the third round, 77th overall.King, the 2015 Jim Thorpe Award winner, is undersized at 5-foot-10, 201 pounds and could end up at safety, but he’s a playmaker (14 career interceptions). Arizona brought back 35-year-old Karlos Dansby to play next to Deone Bucannon, but McMillan is a tackling machine who might be an immediate upgrade. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Western Michigan wide receiver Corey Davis (84) cuts away from Ball State cornerback David Moore (13) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Muncie, Ind., Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)center_img Top Stories Your browser does not support the audio element. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling As a section of the football-loving world expects the Cardinals to draft Carson Palmer’s quarterback replacement with their first-round pick, it’s entirely possible that doesn’t happen.So what does Arizona do if drafting a quarterback 13th overall is a no-go?Western Michigan wide receiver Corey Davis may not be known by even regular college football fans, but he’s currently the most often mocked non-quarterback heading to Arizona. 0 Comments   Share   last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter United Airlines will

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >United Airlines will unveil new United Club lounges in both Atlanta and San Francisco, offering customers comfortable seating, fresh and healthy food choices, complimentary beverages and plentiful power outlets throughout.“Our customers deserve the very best travel experience, and our new clubs are not only beautiful spaces, they are also very functional and will provide the perfect settings for customers to relax, refresh and recharge before their flights,” said Jimmy Samartzis, United’s vice president of food services and United Clubs. “We are investing over $100 million in our United Club locations over the next few years to offer customers the added comfort and convenience they expect during their trips.”The nearly 465sqm Atlanta United Club features panoramic views of the airport as well as seating for more than 100 people, giving travellers a comfortable and convenient airport getaway where they can unwind during their journeys. The modern design also features vintage aviation artwork throughout the club, and visiting customers may dine on complimentary fresh food choices, including yoghurt and fresh fruit; sliced red bell peppers with hummus; rotating seasonal soups; and spicy Bloody Mary trail mix. The Atlanta club is located between gates 11 and 12 at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport’s Concourse T, on the mezzanine level.At just over 557sqm, the newest United Club at San Francisco International Airport will first welcome travellers on 18 November. The club will offer a bird’s-eye view of airport operations and a gallery of photos of United’s history. Comfortable seating can accommodate more than 130 people who will be able to enjoy a complimentary menu with seasonal choices, such as fresh zucchini, yellow squash and cherry tomatoes; butternut squash soup; dressed spinach salad; and a variety of fresh meats and cheeses. The club is located in the newly renovated Terminal 3 East Concourse, scheduled to open the same day, and will operate in addition to United Club locations in Terminal 3’s Concourse F and in the airport’s International Terminal G.Like remodelled United Club locations in Atlanta, Chicago, San Diego, Seattle, Boston and London, the new San Francisco location will offer additional work stations and abundant power outlets for customers to work with greater ease and comfort. Members may also enjoy complimentary beverages and Wi-Fi, as well as premium wines and spirits.United Club InvestmentOver the next three years, United plans to renovate and update United Club locations throughout its network. Starting in 2016, the airline will begin extensive renovations at locations including New York/Newark, Chicago O’Hare, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, Dallas-Fort Worth and Guam.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter The Resort at Pedregal

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterThe Resort at Pedregal, Los Cabos’ premier destination resort, is proud to announce its fifth annual food and wine festival – The Art of Taste. Set this year for 26 – 30 October, the gastronomic gala will celebrate the spirited Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos and feature a supernova of star chefs, including Richard Reddington, Dakota Weiss, Sonya Coté, and the resort’s new Executive Chef, Gustavo Pinet. The five-day epicurean adventure, hosted by journalist Janice Wald Henderson, will also welcome international wine and spirit authorities.“For the past four years, The Resort at Pedregal’s annual Art of Taste has seen great success, bringing together accomplished chefs and mixologists from around the world for an unforgettable five-day culinary extravaganza,” said Yvan Mucharraz, Director of Food & Beverage at The Resort at Pedregal. With The Art of Taste now kicking off Los Cabos’ peak season, Mucharraz added, “we will take this already remarkable event to an even higher level.”This year’s prestigious team of chefs includes:Richard Reddington, Executive Chef at Redd and Redd Wood, both located in Yountville, in the Napa Valley Wine Region of Northern California. Named a “Rising Star” by The San Francisco Chronicle and “Best Rising Chef” by San Francisco Magazine, Reddington has received multiple James Beard Award nominations for Best Chef in the Pacific Region.Dakota Weiss, Executive Chef at the Sunset Strip’s sizzling new Estrella and the explosively popular Sweetfin Poke in Santa Monica. Dubbed “Best New Chef” by Angeleno magazine, Weiss has appeared on Bravo’s “Top Chef Texas.” She made her mark in southern California as Executive Chef at Jer-ne at the Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey.Sonya Coté, Owner and Executive Chef of Hillside Farmacy, Eden East and Coté Catering in Austin, Texas. Cote has appeared on the Food Network’s “Chopped.” Marie Claire has named her one of its “Women on Top.” Tribeza magazine honoured her as one of Austin’s “People of The Year.” Austin Monthly anointed Eden East one of the city’s “Best New Restaurants,” while Bon Appétit named Hillside Farmacy one of “The Best Spots in America to Taste the Revival.”Gustavo Pinet, Executive Chef at The Resort at Pedregal, arrives with nearly 20 years of experience, most recently at Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Cabo. Pinet now presides over the resort’s myriad culinary attractions, including its signature restaurant Don Manuel’s, the dramatic seafood restaurant El Farallon, the poolside Crudo restaurant and the Beach Club, offering panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Pedregal Mountain.Celebrated sommeliers and spirits experts also taking part in The Art of Taste include:Emily Wines, Master Sommelier, Skipstone Ranch, CaliforniaArturo Lomeli, Founder, Clase Azul TequilaDaniele Dalla Pola, Owner, Nu Lounge Bar, Bologna, ItalyJordan Gardenhire, Founder, Baja Brewing CompanyUlysses Vidal, Mixologist, Employees Only, New York CitySponsors include:LVMH, featuring such esteemed cuvées as Krug, Veuve Clicquot and RuinartLittorai, showcasing its acclaimed California Pinots and ChardonnaysVinos Encinillas, producer of some of Mexico’s finest wines, here focusing on Bordeaux varietals and SyrahGonzalez Byass, graciously supplying V.O.R.S. sherries aged at least 30 yearsJasper Hill Farm, offering exquisite cheeses from Vermont’s Northeast KingdomThe Resort at Pedregal is delighted to collaborate on The Art of Taste with food and travel journalist Janice Wald Henderson. Having taken part in Chefs’ Holiday at the Majestic Yosemite in California and Hawaii’s Cuisines of the Sun, Henderson will moderate each event, drawing upon her three decades as a writer for Rhapsody, Food & Wine, Robb Report, Epicurious, Bon Appetite and Vogue. The author of White Chocolate and The New Cuisine of Hawaii, Henderson is a regular contributor to American Forces Radio’s On Travel.The Art of Taste will get underway with a welcome champagne reception featuring canapés conceived by the invited chefs along with a selection of cheeses and charcuterie. Festival highlights include instructional seminars focusing on subjects such as fresh salsa, tequila crafting, and wine and cheese pairing. The Ocean-to-Table class will concentrate on the preparation of ceviches, aguachiles, and tiraditos. A Dia de los Muertos dinner will take its inspiration from local Mexican customs and feature musicians, food booths and artisans. The Art of Taste will conclude with a gala dinner for which the chefs will each create a different course. A farewell after party will follow with live music and dancing under the stars.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter An exclusive portfolio

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterAn exclusive portfolio of Small Group Discoveries, new Signature Experiences and Special Interest Cruises are just a handful of the highlights featured in APT’s elegantly designed Europe River Cruising 2017 brochure.The luxury travel operator has redesigned the brochure to make it even easier for travel agents and their clients to navigate the extensive range of APT Collection cruises, grand rail journeys and luxury land journeys.The latest addition to APT’s European portfolio is its new Small Group Discoveries, an exclusive collection of seven luxury land journeys crafted for just 20 guests. Designed to give guests a detailed exploration of their destination at a more leisurely pace, guests travel in comfort aboard a luxury coach on APT’s new journeys.  Destinations include Croatia & Montenegro, France, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Sicily and Spain.Staying in unique and authentic accommodation and with a dedicated APT escort guiding the group  throughout, guests who choose these exceptional tours will enjoy Signature Experiences ranging from a special cooking class with a Michelin Star Chef at their private apartment in Lyon; to the chance to assist with a live seafood auction in the Spanish port of Palamós; learning about Sicily’s Mount Etna accompanied by a professional Volcanologist; and taking an after hours private visit, followed by dinner at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, featuring magnificent works of the 3rd Millennium BC.Sailing aboard it’s Magnificent Europe APT Collection cruises, which in the new brochure are priced from $6495 per person, twin share, the award winning operator already features three Royal Signature Experiences: a journey aboard the luxurious Majestic Imperator train: a private visit to Namedy Castle; and a private musical soiree at Vienna’s newly refurbished City Palace.In 2017 APT will introduce a new Royal Signature Experience on its Bordeaux river cruises – a special visit to Château de Cazeneuve, once home of the Kings of Navarre and later King Henri IV of France and his wife Queen Margot.APT will treat guests to a private tour before sitting down to dinner in the impeccable Grand Salon, while enjoying the traditional music from a Baroque band.Also in France, APT has added a new Signature Experience on its Seine river cruise itineraries. Guests will stop in Vernon and enjoy an exclusive visit to Château de Bizy, the private home of descendants of Prince Jerome Napoleon. Here they will enjoy time to explore the house and gardens before enjoying a glass of sparkling wine in this historic setting.APT’s Special Interest Cruises feature its popular Wine Cruises. These will continue in 2017 with four expert APT Wine Ambassadors on the various departures: Scott McWilliam of McWilliam’s Family Winemakers; Peter Barry from Jim Barry Wines; Cherry Stowman, Senior Brand Ambassador for Taylors Wines; and Bruce Tyrrell of Tyrell’s Wines.APT is also excited to introduce its new Cycling Cruises in 2017. Two itineraries are available: Cycling Magnificent Europe and Bordeaux by Bicycle. Both offer plenty of opportunity to explore the local area by bike and cover trails of varying intensity. Expert cyclists accompany the rides and bike hire and the services of an on road support vehicle are also included.APT will continue to offer a range of market leading SuperDeals in 2016, including Fly from  $995 across all APT Collection cruise itineraries and Business Class deals from $4995 per person.In addition, APT is offering its Early Payment Discount whereby guests will save $150 per person on holidays of 8-14 days and $300 per person on holidays of 15 days or more when they book and pay 10 months prior to departure.APT is also continuing its Travel with Friends & Save offer – guests who travel with five friends on the same date will save $300 per person on cruises of 15 days or more.  Both offers are combinable with all APT SuperDeals, which are valid until 31 August 2016.APT’s Europe River Cruising 2017 brochure is available in travel agents now.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter In the southern provin

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterIn the southern province of Trang, along the untouched Andaman coast, some of Thailand’s best kept secrets are easily accessible from Anantara Si Kao Resort.The clear waters are home to one of the largest dugong populations in South East Asia. Also known as the ‘sea cow’, these sea mammals are becoming increasingly endangered due to hunting, fishing and destruction of their natural habitat. In partnership with the Marine National Park Diversion Centre Trang, Anantara guests can now take part in regenerating the fragile coastal ecosystem and rebuilding the prime feeding ground for endangered dugongs by planting its main food source – sea grass.At the Anantara Si Kao’s Environmental Centre, guests gather sea grass seedlings from the nursery and learn interesting facts about dugongs and the importance of sea grass for their survival. At low tide they travel to the stunning Had Chao Mai National Park for a short forest hike to the beachfront, and then walk across the sand banks to the restoration area, learning how to plant the sea grass with a local conservation expert. Returning to the hotel, guests are presented with an Anantara Sea Grass Project certificate by the environmental team, as a gesture of appreciation for taking part in the CSR activity.Though of great importance to the ecosystem, sea grass meadows are often forgotten in the conservation debate. Every hour across the globe, an area of sea grass the size of two football pitches is lost; a rate of loss that is equal to that occurring in tropical rainforests and on coral reefs, yet receiving a fraction of the attention. Anantara Si Kao Resort is committed to changing this and created the Sea Grass Planting CSR Project to help educate guests, restore and conserve sea grass beds, ensuring that marine life like the endangered dugong can continue to thrive in their natural habitat in the south of Thailand.It is estimated that there are approximately 250 dugongs left in the waters near Anantara Si Kao and the resort has also introduced tours that takes guests dugong spotting in their natural habitat. As guests keep their eyes peeled to spot dugongs swimming peacefully in the Andaman’s clear waters the excitement of a rare sighting is enriched by insightful facts about these shy and fascinating creatures.Anantara Si Kao Resort has a variety of CSR projects that guests can partake in, including beach clean-up activities, educational projects to help conserve environmental resources, and monitoring of coral reefs, mangroves, sea grass, beach erosion and wildlife.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Related Budget airline beats British Airways in Sk

first_img RelatedBudget airline beats British Airways in Skyscanner surveyBrits vote BA UK’s favourite airline… but budget airline best value for money.6 secrets of finding the best low cost flightsWe reveal our six savviest secrets, tried and tested by expert budget travellers, that will help you to find the best low cost flights. There are a few ways of finding low cost flights that everyone knows about – like using a flight comparison site such as Skyscanner, of course.…How much does it cost to check in at the airport?Left check-in till last minute? Here’s an exact guide to check-in fees at U.K airports from EasyJet, Ryanair, British Airways and many more. Who is you favourite low-cost airline? Are you an Easyjet fan, a Ryanair lover or a believer in bmibaby? Vote now!Who is your favourite low-cost airline?( polls)ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

International music icon Madonna has chosen Tel Av

first_imgInternational music icon Madonna has chosen Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park as the venue for the final concert of her record-breaking ‘Sticky & Sweet’ tour on September 1st, and due to unprecedented demand for tickets, the pop superstar will play a second show on September 2nd. The highly anticipated performances will mark the pop superstar’s second concert series in Israel.Madonna’s music-and-dance spectacle will include a 17-member dance troupe, a custom-designed stage, hundreds of costumes and state-of-the-art special effects.“I’m very excited about returning to Israel for my last and final shows,” says Madonna. “I know it will be unforgettable.”Other world-renowned musical acts taking the stage in Israel this summer and fall include the Pet Shop Boys (June 21), Faith No More (August 19-20) and Leonard Cohen (September 24). The performances follow 80s pop stars Depeche Mode’s performance in Israel last month and continue the tradition of summertime concerts in Israel, which last year hosted performances by Blondie, Chris Cornell, Morrisey and Bjork.www.goisrael.comlast_img read more

Antiquorums summer sale of Important Collectors

first_imgAntiquorum’s summer sale of “ Important Collectors’ Wristwatches Pocket Watch & Clocks” on June 11th promises to be an exciting auction as it will include timepieces  from twentieth century icons President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Steve McQueen in addition to an exceptional selection of wristwatches from every major brand. The auction will be held at Antiquorum’s US headquarters on Madison Avenue. Clients will have the opportunity to view these exquisite, and in some cases unique, timepieces all over the world including Tokyo, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and New York.The 14K gold Movado watch retailed by Tiffany and Co. that was given to President Roosevelt on the occasion of his 63rd and last birthday by his son-in-law, Col. John Boettiger on January 30, 1945 will most certainly be of interest to FDR fans and Movado aficionados alike. This timepiece is a unique and historically important Movado Ref. 44776 with triple date calendar, produced in 1944 accompanied by correspondence authenticating FDR’s memorabilia.President Roosevelt, known as FDR, was the celebrated 32nd President of the US and the only President in US history to serve four terms (1933-1945). Recognized as one of the greatest American Presidents of all time, his Presidency spanned the Depression of the 1930’s and World War II. The watch was worn by FDR during the last two months of his life, including perhaps to the Yalta Conference in February, 1945 and he may have been wearing this watch when he died on April 12, 1945 at Warm Springs, Georgia. In 2008, the Movado-Tiffany watch was part of a Presidential display for the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors timepiece collection. Antiquorum experts estimate this fine and historically important timepiece at $ 50,000 – $ 60,000.Of interest for the Frank Sinatra fan is the legendary crooner’s Gruen watch and gold chain necklace.  This timepiece is a fine and very thin14K pink gold wristwatch with a pink gold-plated brick link bracelet and is accompanied by a 49 cm gold-plated necklace with 12 letter-links spelling “Frank Sinatra.”The watch was sold by the estate of Al Silvani who received it as a gift from Frank Sinatra, his close personal friend.  Silvani spent a lot of time with Sinatra’s Rat Pack and appeared in a number of his movies.Estimate: $ 10,000 – $ 15,000Antiquorum is also delighted to offer fellow Rat Packer’s, Sammy Davis Jr.’s Cartier Pasha in the June sale. It was given to him by his best friend Frank Sinatra in the late 1980’s, and is inscribed, “Sammy I Luv Ya F.A.S.” The  Cartier, “Pasha Quartz – Two-Time-Zone,” Ref. 0321  will be offered along with a 1990 People magazine celebrating the life of Sammy Davis and featuring him on the cover wearing the watch and a scrap book of Sammy Davis related news clippings from 1970 to 1973. The timepiece is a fine and rare, two-time-zone, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold quartz wristwatch with moon phases, day and date, produced in 1987. Estimate: $10,000 – $ 20,000Fans of the legendary actor, Steve McQueen and race car enthusiasts will also be very interested in the upcoming June sale as it will include the iconic Heuer “Monaco” wristwatch previously owned by Steve McQueen and worn by him during the filming of the 1971 movie “Le Mans”. Steve presented the watch to his financial advisor upon his return home from filming in appreciation for financially restructuring both himself personally and his company, Solar Productions Inc. The  Monaco watch was originally launched by Heuer in 1969 in honor of the Monaco Grand Prix. The watch is a fine and unusual, square convex, water-resistant, stainless steel self-winding wristwatch with chronograph and date. Antiquorum Experts have placed a pre-sale estimate of $ 10,000 – $ 20,000.In addition, Antiquorum experts will also be offering Steve McQueen’s Rolex, Ref. 5512 Submariner produced in 1967. The timepiece is a fine, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel diver’s wristwatch. 
 The watch was given by Steve McQueen to his good friend Jimmy Brucker in early 1980, to whom he also subsequently willed his airplane hangar at the Santa Paula Airport where he had stored his airplane, bikes and an extensive memorabilia collection.  Most of the other items that had been given to Brucker have been auctioned, so this lot remains one of the few items that Jimmy Brucker received from Steve McQueen and kept. Estimate: $ 10,000 – $ 20,000Also for the McQueen fan and motorcycle enthusiast, Antiquorum will be offering the ex-Steve McQueen, Von Dutch1929 Scott 596cc Super Squirrel Engine no. Y2373A. Produced by the Scott Motorcycle Company, the present motorcycle is not only a fine example of one of the most technologically advanced machines of its day, but it was restored, painted and pin striped in the 1970s by the legendary Kenny “Von Dutch” Howard.    The bike features the infamous Von Dutch ‘flying eyeball’ logo affixed in cloisonné to the toolbox, while the Scott logos are all hand-painted and finished in gold leaf.  A unique feature of the bike is that Von Dutch mistakenly lettered the date on the front number plate ‘1926’ instead of the correct ‘1929.’  Having recognized the historical and artistic significance of this motorcycle, prior to his death, Steve McQueen gifted the bike back to Von Dutch so that he may personally own his masterpiece.  Following its sale by Von Dutch to a collector in California, the bike came full circle when it was purchased (and now consigned for sale in the present auction) by Tonny Sorensen, owner of the Von Dutch clothing company.  Until recently the bike was on display at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame as part of the “MotStars: Celebrities + Motorcycles” exhibit.Estimate:  $80,000 – $120,000For the Patek collector, there is the Patek Philippe Ref. 1436, produced in 1940 and sold on August 8th, 1941. It is an extremely fine and rare, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with square button, co-axial split-seconds chronograph, 30-minute register and tachometer.Estimate: $ 180,000 -240,000 
 Another exceptional Patek offered is the Patek Philippe Ref. 3970EJ retailed by Tiffany & Co, produced circa 1995. It is a very fine and important, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with round button chronograph, register, perpetual calendar, moon phases, leap year and 24-hour indication. Estimate: $ 80,000 – $ 100,000Also of interest for the Lange fan is the A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte I/SA., Tourbillon “Pour le Mérite,”, No. 78/150, Ref. 701.001, produced in a limited edition of 150 pieces in 1996. It is an extremely fine and very rare, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with visible one-minute tourbillon regulator and 36-hour power reserve.Estimate: $100,000 -150,000.For the Ulysse Nardin collector, there is a Ulysse Nardin, Le Locle, Suisse, “Répétition Minutes, Jaquemart Forgerons,” No. 1, Ref. 736-61, produced in 2006, sold on June 18, 2007. It is a very fine and rare, minute-repeating, water-resistant, 18K pink gold wristwatch with 3 automatons. Estimate: $ 90,000 – $ 120,000Auction: June 11, 2009 
 First Session:  11 am Second Session: 2pmAntiquorum Auctioneers The New York TimeZone 595 Madison Avenue, 5th fl. New York, NY 10022, USA Tel: +1 212 750 1103Preview Schedule:Tokyo:Antiquorum Tokyo Aspa Nihonbashi, 2-1-1 Nihonbashi Hongoku-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-0021, JAPAN                                                                        TEL:  +81-3-3516-2357Thursday, May 28: 3pm – 7pm Friday, May 29:  11 am – 7 pmHong Kong:Antiquorum Auctioneers (HK) ltd. Suite 1405, 9 Queen’s Rd. Central, Hong Kong, China Tel: + 852 2522 4168Sunday, May 31: 11 am – 7pmBangkok:Tuesday, June 2 & Wednesday, June 3:  11am -7pmCP All Public Company Limited Building 119 TaraSathorn Building, 20/F Soi Sathorn 5, Sathorn Road Thungmahamek District Bangkok, Thailand 10120 Tel: + 852 2522 4168Los Angeles:Hours Minutes Seconds The Beverly Hilton 9876 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA Tel:  +1 310 274 4710Friday, June 5 11 am – 7pmNew York:Antiquorum Auctioneers The New York TimeZone 595 Madison Avenue, 5th fl. New York, NY 10022, USA Tel: +1 212 750 1103 Sunday, June 7:  2 pm – 7pm Monday, June 8: 10 am – 6:30 pm Tuesday, June 9: 10 am – 6: 30 pm Wednesday, June 10:  10 am – 6:30 pm Thursday, June 11:  from 9 amNext Antiquorum Auction – 2009:Hong-Kong: Saturday, June 27www.antiquorum.comlast_img read more

Winners of the 2018 British Academy Film Awards

first_imgWinners of the 2018 British Academy Film Awards by The Associated Press Posted Feb 19, 2018 7:23 am PDT Last Updated Feb 19, 2018 at 8:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON – Winners of the 2018 British Academy Film Awards, presented Sunday:Film — “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”British Film — “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”Director — Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”Actor — Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”Actress — Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”Supporting Actor — Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”Supporting Actress — Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”Rising Star — Daniel KaluuyaBritish Debut — Writer-director Rungano Nyoni and producer Emily Morgan, “I am Not a Witch”Original Screenplay — Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”Adapted Screenplay — James Ivory, “Call Me By Your Name”Film Not in the English Language — “The Handmaiden”Music — Alexandre Desplat, “The Shape of Water”Cinematography — Roger Deakins, “Blade Runner 2049”Editing — Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss, “Baby Driver”Production Design — Paul Austerberry, Jeff Melvin, Shane Vieau, “The Shape of Water”Costume Design — Mark Bridges, “Phantom Thread”Sound — “Dunkirk”Visual Effects — “Blade Runner 2049”Makeup and Hair — David Malinowski, Ivana Primorac, Lucy Sibbick, KazuhiroTsuji, “Darkest Hour”Animated Film — “Coco”Short Film — “Cowboy Dave”Short Animation — “Poles Apart”Documentary — “I am Not Your Negro”Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema — Jon Wardle, National Film and Television SchoolAcademy Fellowship — Ridley Scott___For full coverage of awards season: read more

WASHINGTON – AP sources President Trump set to na

first_img WASHINGTON – AP sources: President Trump set to name CNBC commentator Larry Kudlow as top economic adviser. by The Associated Press Posted Mar 14, 2018 10:31 am PDT Last Updated Mar 14, 2018 at 11:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email AP sources: President Trump set to name CNBC commentator Larry Kudlow as top economic adviserlast_img

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first_img by The Canadian Press Posted May 4, 2018 8:04 am PDT Last Updated May 4, 2018 at 8:41 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Acclaimed author Tanya Talaga has chosen Indigenous writer Alicia Elliott as the winner of the RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award.The honour comes with $10,000 and mentorship by Talaga, who won the RBC Taylor Prize in February for her book, “Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City.”Talaga’s win came with the right to choose an up-and-coming talent to receive the emerging writer award.She says of Elliott: “She is lyrical, heart-felt and she tells searing truths of Canada today.”Elliott says the news is “incredibly humbling.”She lives in Brantford, Ont. and has been published by the Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, Maisonneuve, Today’s Parent and Reader’s Digest.The emerging writer award was established to shed light and offer support to a Canadian working on a significant writing project.Talaga hailed Elliott for speaking “truths we all need to listen to.”“Alicia is the voice of our youth, the next generation,” Talaga said in a release.RBC Taylor Prize founder Noreen Taylor also praised Elliott for “a deep passion for the truth.”“When we look at Alicia Elliott we see a strong fearless writer who has an impressive background as an editor, an essayist and is a dedicated Indigenous journalist writing about the issues facing Indigenous peoples in Canada,” Taylor added in the statement. Indigenous writer Alicia Elliott wins RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Awardlast_img read more

Four designers shortlisted for lucrative Siminovit

first_imgFour designers shortlisted for lucrative Siminovitch Prize in Theatre by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 20, 2018 2:02 am PDT Last Updated Sep 20, 2018 at 2:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – Four designers who have set the stage for productions across Canada and beyond have been shortlisted for this year’s lucrative Siminovitch Prize in Theatre.The prestigious theatre award, which rotates on a three-year cycle to recognize excellence in different fields, is honouring the artists who tinker behind-the-scenes to design the lighting, sound and sets that can make or break a live performance.The winner gets $75,000 and can choose a protege to receive $25,000.Finalists include Itai Erdal, the artistic director of the Vancouver’s Elbow Theatre who has won awards for his creative lighting, and Montreal-based sound designer and musician Alexander MacSween.Camellia Koo, a Toronto-based designer for theatre, opera and dance, is also vying to take home the award.Rounding out the shortlist is Stephanie Jasmin, co-artistic director of the Montreal’s UBU creative company, who has designed video for more than 30 of the theatre’s productions.This year’s winner will be announced Nov. 5 in Ottawa.last_img read more

The cast of Corner Gas is seen in this undated h

first_img The cast of “Corner Gas” is seen in this undated handout photo. “Corner Gas” is getting pumped out to an international audience via Amazon Prime Video. All six seasons of the hit Canadian comedy series and the film “Corner Gas: The Movie” are now available on the streaming service in over 60 countries and territories, including the U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, South Africa and Kenya. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Bell Media *MANDATORY CREDIT* AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ‘Corner Gas’ lands on Amazon Prime Video by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 12, 2018 10:24 am PDT TORONTO — “Corner Gas” is getting pumped out to an international audience via Amazon Prime Video.All six seasons of the hit Canadian comedy series and the film “Corner Gas: The Movie” are now available on the streaming service in more than 60 countries and territories, including the U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, South Africa and Kenya.In Canada, the “Corner Gas” show, the 2014 movie and the animated series are available exclusively on Bell Media’s Crave streaming service.The “Corner Gas” series originally premiered in 2004 on CTV in Canada and won seven Gemini Awards and aired in over two dozen countries.Brent Butt created and stars in the series, which centres around a roadside gas station in the fictional town of Dog River, Sask.Other stars include Gabrielle Miller, Eric Peterson, Fred Ewanuick, Janet Wright, Lorne Cardinal, Tara Spencer-Nairn, and Nancy Robertson.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Luis Fonsi releases his 1st album in postDespaci

first_imgLuis Fonsi releases his 1st album in post-‘Despacito’ era FILE – In this May 20, 2018 file photo, Luis Fonsi arrives at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Fonsi will release a new album, “Vida,” on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) NEW YORK — Two years ago he made the whole world dance with “Despacito,” but Luis Fonsi says he is still a romantic singer and is ready to show “all his cards” Friday with his new album, “Vida.”“Many people thought I moved away from that romantic side and I always said ‘I haven’t, I’m not going anywhere.’ I am still a romantic singer, I still talk that romantic language. But at the same time I like to do both things. I don’t like to be limited,” Fonsi said in a recent interview with The Associated Press, in Spanish.“Vida” is his ninth studio album and his first in five years, a time of big changes in his life and his career — especially since 2016, when the birth of his son Rocco overlapped with that of the song that gave him international stardom and a broader exposure to Latin music. The original “Despacito” video, featuring Daddy Yankee, is still the most watched in the history of YouTube with over 5.9 billion views to date; its remix with Justin Bieber remains among the top three songs on Billboard’s list of Hot Latin Songs.Both versions are included in the album, along with the previously-released singles “Echame la culpa” with Demi Lovato, “Calypso” with Stefflon Don, “Imposible” with Ozuna and “Sola”. It also includes new romantic songs and one powerful torch song that challenged Fonsi’s vocal chords. One of the most personal pieces is “Ahi estas tu,” which he wrote to his son Rocco. (His previous album, “8,” included a tune for his daugher Mikaela.)There are 15 songs total that cover or fuse Latin pop, R&B, dembow, reggaeton and other genres.“I want to be able to dance, make people rejoice, and sometimes sing a ballad with a lot of lyric, a lot of emotion,” said the Puerto Rican singer-songwriter.The touching R&B-infused, piano-led ballad “Dime que no te irás” is also, according to Fonsi, the most difficult to perform vocally.It “is one of the songs with more weight in this album”, he said. “It’s one of those songs that may not have the commercial value of others, but it does have the musical and emotional value.”He also highlighted his latest single, “Sola,” a ballad that you may not hear in a club but that will make you nod to its beat.“It’s neither the typical depressing ballad nor a rhythmic pop song and much less a reggaeton, but it’s a hybrid of the new sound of pop and that is something that I’ve always liked to do — to innovate, to suggest new things to my audience and always to follow my own path.”In regards to the title “Vida,” he said he chose it because the album is kind of an X-ray of his life.“These songs come from very honest, real places. Many have to do with me, many don’t. But I felt that my life is there, in each song,” said Fonsi, remembering himself running between the studio to his house to other professional commitments while his wife was pregnant, Rocco was born and starting to grow. “That life, that excitement, that love that you feel as a father for a child, the most pure and intense form of love — it’s impossible not to reflect that in my music, in the way I communicate. ‘Vida’ is all that. It’s my life.”___Follow Sigal Ratner-Arias on Twitter: .Sigal Ratner-Arias, The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Sigal Ratner-Arias, The Associated Press Posted Feb 1, 2019 5:52 am PDTlast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Mar 26, 2019 12:56 pm PDT Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for March 18-24. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.1. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 10.25 million.2. “The Voice” (Monday), NBC, 9.88 million.3. “NCIS,” CBS, 8.46 million.4. “This is Us,” NBC, 7.65 million.5. “God Friended Me,” CBS, 7.53 million.6. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 7.16 million.7. “American Idol” (Sunday), ABC, 7.08 million.8. “Survivor,” CBS, 7.06 million.9. “Grey’s Anatomy,” ABC, 7 million.10. NCAA Men’s Basketball Tourney: Minnesota vs. Michigan St., CBS, 6.49 million.11. “Bull,” CBS, 6.42 million.12. NCAA Men’s Basketball Tourney: N. Dakota St. vs. Duke,” CBS, 6.22 million.13. “FBI,” CBS, 6.17 million.14. “American Idol” (Monday), ABC, 6.11 million.15. “The Voice” (Wednesday), NBC, 6.109 million.16. “911,” Fox, 5.97 million.17. “Ellen’s Game of Games,” NBC, 5.69 million.18. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 5.61 million.19. “Station 19,” ABC, 5.55 million.20. “The Resident,” Fox, 5.15 million.___ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox; NBC is owned by NBC Universal.The Associated Press Nielsen’s top programs for March 18-24center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

Motown Records aims to boost artists startups in

first_imgMotown Records aims to boost artists, startups in hometown by The Associated Press Posted Apr 25, 2019 1:31 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img DETROIT — Motown Records is launching two new programs designed to boost musicians and music technology startups in its hometown.The company, which started in Detroit in 1959 and moved to Los Angeles in 1972, on Thursday announced the creation of the Motown Musician Acceleratorand gBETA Musictech . Collaborators include the Motown Museum, TechTown Detroit and gener8tor.The musician program, launching this summer, seeks four artists or acts for the 12-week program. They will receive coaching, industry introductions and a $20,000 grant. Public workshops also are planned.Five Detroit-area startups also will be chosen for the seven-week business development program, joining five others from elsewhere. They will work with entrepreneurs, investors, and industry leaders and experts to grow their businesses.The company founded by Berry Gordy marks its 60th anniversary this year.The Associated Presslast_img read more

October 14 2003 Welcome to the October 5 2003 wo

first_imgOctober 14, 2003Welcome to the October 5, 2003 workshop. Top from left: Jason Steel (seminar week only), RickBarnadas, Jody Whiteoak (seminar week only), and Kevin Myers. Middle: Eva Strickland, Garth Lenetsky, E. Arumugam, Dylan Pedrini, and Sergio Pelligra. Bottom: Norman Frendberg (seminar week only), Arjunan Santaseelan, David McCarron, Jessica Gamboa, Patrick S. Doyle, Joshua Krimmel, and Paul de Graaf. Not photographed: Genevieve Schanoes.[Photo & text: aa]last_img

August 28 2017Over the next several months the C

first_imgAugust 28, 2017Over the next several months, the Cosanti Foundation Construction Department will be receiving a generous donation of materials from Yavapai-Apache Sand & Rock. They will be sending materials such as gravel and aggregate to be used in several different places across site. The first shipment of materials was received August 22nd, a mix of gravel and concrete mix.A portion of the gravel was used to finish the ADA parking by the north side of the East Crescent. You can find out more about Yavapai-Apache Sand & Rock at their website here: or on their Facebook page:

Politicians in trouble for failing to file expenses

first_imgThe returns officer for Nicosia district has asked for the prosecution of a Disy candidate after he failed to file an expenses report following the parliamentary elections in 2016, it emerged on Wednesday.According to a report on the subject by the auditor-general, the Nicosia district returns officer had informed Andreas Pitsillides on June 6, 2016 that he had been fined €500 for his failure, plus €50 per day of delay in filing his expense report. He was also told that failure to do so inside 30 days from the deadline made him guilty of an illegal action.On July 19, and after Pitsillides failed to respond, the returns officer asked the attorney-general for permission to prosecute. The AG conveyed his request to the chief of police the following month. No other information on the case was immediately available.The auditor-general also found two other Disy candidates, Natasa Pilidou and Mariella Aristidou, had exceeded the €30,000 limit. Aristidou was elected.It was also found that the two, along with five other candidates, had failed to declare all their expenses.Pilidou failed to declare €4,284, Aristidou, €5,950, the highest out of the seven.Pilidou said the receipts for those expenses were attached to her report but she had not included them in the form because she misunderstood the way it was filled.Aristidou said the advertising agency had included a receipt for €5,950 that did not concern her campaign but a company that supported her.According to the auditor, expense reports from 101 had not been date stamped by the district administrations and there was no way of confirming whether they had been filed in time.An additional 59 reports were not accompanied by a sworn statement, in line with the law, the auditor said.The report said 498 candidates had submitted an expense report, with 183 failing to attach any receipts because their obligation was not clear in the law, the auditor said.You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more