Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires “We’re going to be an inside running team, for the most part,” Mitchell said. “He proved that he can carry the ball; very explosive once he gets in the open field and he’s a powerful runner between the tackles. I think he definitely complements Rashard (Mendenhall) and the other running backs that we have.”Taylor, who never missed a college game due to injury, may be behind those other backs when training camp begins, but head coach Bruce Arians didn’t seem too concerned when asked about it last week. While in Indianapolis a year ago, Arians faced the same situation when quarterback Andrew Luck, also from Stanford, couldn’t participate in OTAs.“He’s got a whole lot easier position to play,” Arians said of Taylor. “He knows how to run the football. The plays are so very similar to what he’s run in college. His thing will be picking up the blitzes, but he’s a very bright young man. He’s already had exposure to it all in the (rookie) minicamp. He knows what the rules are. It’s just coming back, like everybody else, putting the pads on and getting to do it.”Added Mitchell, “There’s nothing like having reps. He’ll get those in training camp.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Arizona Cardinals have seen very little of running back Stepfan Taylor since they drafted him in April.But it’s not his fault.The team’s Tempe training facility has been off limits to the Stanford rookie.Again, not his fault.He did participate in the three-day rookie minicamp, May 10-12, but then missed all ten organized team activities (OTAs) and the just completed three-day mandatory minicamp. 0 Comments   Share   center_img Taylor, a fifth round pick (140th overall), didn’t have a choice.Players coming out of college cannot take part in any NFL spring practices until their college or university has had its graduation.Stanford, because it’s on the quarter system, didn’t wrap up final exams until last Wednesday, keeping Taylor away from his new employer.That changes Monday.Taylor, as well as the other rookies, will be spending this week at the training facility, getting individual instruction.“We’ll get an opportunity to take a look at the video, the practices that we’ve had since he’s been gone,” running backs coach Stump Mitchell said. “We’ll get a chance to go through the playbook so he can get an understanding of what we’re trying to do and his responsibility as a back in this offense. He’s a smart guy.”After playing behind All-American Toby Gerhart his freshman year, Taylor rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of his next three seasons at Stanford, leaving as the school’s all-time leader in career rushing yards (4,300).That success, plus the work he did get done in May, have coaches excited about Taylor once he puts the Cardinals uniform on full-time. Top Stories – / 6 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Im told the Cardinals gave TonyJefferson1 the lo

first_imgI’m told the Cardinals gave @TonyJefferson1 the low tender. He can now test the market. Played well last year. Will generate interest.— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) March 2, 2016The “low tender” is a one-year contract for $1.67 million. Should Jefferson sign a deal with a different team, the Cardinals will have the right to match it and keep the safety. Had they placed one of the higher tenders on Jefferson, Arizona could have been set to receive draft pick compensation had the player moved on. One of the free agent situations the Arizona Cardinals need to figure out may have taken its first step toward clearing up Wednesday. One team to watch with Tony Jefferson now that the #AZCardinals have placed the low tender on him? The #Texans. Looking for help at safety.— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) March 2, 2016Formerly an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma, Jefferson took a big step forward last season, which was his third in the NFL. He appeared in all 16 regular season games, tallying 75 total tackles, two sacks, two interceptions, five passes defensed, three forced fumbles and four special teams tackles. He was also credited for 19 tackles and two passes defensed in the Cardinals’ two playoff games.While the Cardinals would probably like to bring the 24-year-old back, safety is a position of exceptional depth for the team, which also has to make a decision on free agent Rashad Johnson. Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Arizona Cardinals safety Tony Jefferson (22) celebrates a touchdown after intercepting a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)last_img read more

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The present is all that matters.First-year coach Steve Wilks, offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and quarterback Sam Bradford are the known pieces to that present, and Fitzgerald has confidence in all of them.Joining Doug & Wolf on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station Monday morning, Fitzgerald spoke on a series of topics while promoting his eighth annual Larry Fitzgerald Celebrity Softball Game on Saturday at Salt River Fields.Related LinksShould the Arizona Cardinals pursue free agent WR Dez Bryant?Arizona Cardinals 2018 Mock Draft TrackerReport: Former Cardinals RB Kerwynn Williams agrees to deal with ChiefsOn playing under first-year offensive coordinator Mike McCoy:“I know that he did an unbelievable job with the (teams) he’s been at. The terminology is completely different to what we’re accustomed to — we have to all get acclimated with that. He’s a great communicator. Every day in the classroom, we have questions, pop-quizzes. He brings you up on the stage and holds you accountable for knowing your assignments.“I really enjoy just his personality, first and foremost. He’s a football guy through and through, and demanding in terms of what he expects his players to know. He wants to play an up-tempo game offensively.”On how he succeeds with so many quarterbacks over his career:  “What I think helps me with quarterbacks is — most important thing about being a wide receiver is catching the football. That’s one of my strengths, no matter if my speed or quickness is diminished. If the ball is around me, I’m going to catch it. I think that gives me a comfort. I’m big, I’m strong, so I can create the separation. That’s another thing: quarterbacks don’t like to throw into really tight windows.“I think that’s really why quarterbacks trust me and throw it to me is those characteristics.”On getting to know Bradford, who Arizona signed to replace retired starting quarterback Carson Palmer:“Anywhere Sam has gone — from Philadelphia to Minnesota to when he played in St. Louis — the guy is a 10-point accurate passer. When he’s in a groove, you go back and watch the Monday Night Football game last year (in which the former Vikings QB completed 27-of-32 passes for 346 yards and three touchdowns) … when he completely torched the New Orleans Saints in the opening week, that’s Sam Bradford in a nutshell.”On playing under Wilks:“He’s in tune with every aspect of what’s going on. I mean, he knows the lunch ladies’ names. He’s one of those kind of people — everything that’s going on in that building, he’s got a pulse for. That’s a skill. That’s a real skill. I’m very fortunate that (Cardinals president) Michael Bidwill went through the process of hiring him.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Larry Fitzgerald’s offseason included a big decision and miles of travel across the world.The Arizona Cardinals wide receiver’s choice to return for his 15th NFL season put him in position to act as a bridge into a future. That said, Fitzgerald is living in the moment — he’s not worried about who becomes the quarterback of the future or how recently-waived receiver Dez Bryant might or might not fit into the Cardinals’ plans. Your browser does not support the audio element. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img On if Fitzgerald might help recruit receiver Dez Bryant, who was just waived by the Dallas Cowboys:“I don’t really get too involved. I try to stay out of that process. Players should play. Management should do what they do. … He wants to play the Cowboys twice a year.“You saw what he was able to do in Dallas over the years. I think he’s still got a lot of juice left in the tank.”On if he visits with potential draft picks like quarterback Baker Mayfield, who will reportedly visit the Cardinals this week:“I don’t think it’s really my place. He’s the future and I’m kind of the old guard. That’s more (GM) Steve Keim and Coach Wilks and David Johnson. I’m more so just concerned about what we can do this year.“… I don’t even buy green bananas, I don’t even have time.” 2 Comments   Share   Top Stories LISTEN: Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Helena Bay Lodge sits

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterHelena Bay Lodge sits among the countless inlets, coves and bays that form the unspoiled Tutukaka Coast, on the northeast perimeter of New Zealand’s North Island.The lodge’s owner and his family travelled to many remote corners of the globe and some of the world’s most beautiful places during their search for a truly special and unique location where they would build their perfect luxury retreat. Eventually at New Zealand’s Helena Bay, they found the place to turn their dreams into reality.While the location is private and secluded, it is easily accessible from Auckland and guests can choose to arrive from there by helicopter on a scenic 45-minute flight or by road with an easy two-and-a-half hour drive via Whangarei.Helena Bay has been designed and created to meet high expectations of comfort and style for those who seek peace, privacy and the opportunity to be close to the unspoiled beauty of nature, while enjoying a very sophisticated level of hospitality.The surrounding Northland region was the first part of New Zealand to be settled, by both Maori and Europeans, and the lodge has been inspired by some of New Zealand’s earliest colonial buildings such as nearby Pompallier Mission House in Russell, Waitangi Treaty House and Te Waimate Mission House. The architect, Greg Jones, was asked to create a timeless and classic group of buildings that would readily blend, and become one, with Helena Bay.Helena Bay will cater for a maximum of 10 guests initially accommodated in Villa suites. The property includes three kilometres of coastline, with four main private beaches and many coves.Guest facilities are generous and include a gym, saunas, including a Turkish sauna, massage and treatment rooms, a 25-metre heated swimming pool, library, three lounge areas, both informal and formal dining areas and an outdoor fire pit. Gourmet cuisine and service will be provided at the high level that guests would expect, with fresh produce gathered daily from the estate’s vegetable gardens and orchards, and meat supplied from the farm.Investment has also been made in many conservation initiatives at Helena Bay, with pest and predator management programmes to encourage the return of pateke, kiwi and mutton birds to the property and a massive re-planting of native trees and plants to enhance the local environment.Helena Bay is scheduled to open in November, in time for New Zealand’s 2016/17 summer season.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

A big congratulations to the five winners of our F

first_imgA big congratulations to the five winners of our Festival in the Sky free ticket giveaway. All winners have been notified via email.Didn’t get lucky this time? Enter our draw to win a trip to America – where you get to choose the destination!ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedWinner of Air France Paris flights giveaway announcedWinner of Air France Paris flights giveaway announcedWinner of Qantas Sydney flights revealed!Thanks to everyone who entered our prize draw from Qantas who offered the chance to win two return flights to Sydney AustraliaWin a £500 travel voucher (and more!) at the Edinburgh Festival FringeWish you were here? Come join us at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to be in with a chance of winning £500 travel vouchers (and much more!)last_img

Last updated1107 Wed 9th Feb 2011

first_imgLast updated:11:07 Wed 9th Feb 2011 RelatedEverything you need to know about travelling to EgyptIn light of recent safety scares in Egypt, we asked travel expert Simon Calder to tackle the big questions for Skyscanner readers: – Are major Egypt destinations like Sharm El Sheikh and the Pyramids at Giza safe to visit? – What if I want to cancel my Egypt holiday? -…Laptop and tablet ban: How will this affect your travel plans?Just over a month since the initial laptop and tablet ban was announced, there is now speculation that the UK may be next to join the list of countries with new hand luggage restrictions for laptops and tablets on flights to the US. We explain what this flight ban could…Why Luxor is the new Sharm el SheikhA holiday in Egypt is perfect if you’re looking for a cheap package deal, usually to Sharm el Sheikh. But this year, why not try something different but still stay within your budget? Give Luxor a look and discover the ancient Egyptian capital, the sun-soaked banks of the River Nile… Should I still travel to Egypt?With the recent unrest in Egypt, many travellers are wondering if they should still travel. The situation is fast moving and changing by the hour so keep a breast with the latest situation on the BBC and with the FCO.Currently the FCO say:“In light of the ongoing demonstrations, we continue to advise against all but essential travel to Cairo (all four governorates of Cairo, Giza, Helwan and 6 October), Alexandria, Luxor and Suez. We recommend that British nationals without a pressing need to be in Cairo, Alexandria or Suez leave by commercial means, where it is safe to do so. This does not affect transits through Cairo airport for onward travel to other international destinations, although there is disruption to flight schedules.”According to latest information, the Red Sea Resorts, including Sharm el Sheikh, remain calm. However, the situation across Egypt is unpredictable and may change quickly. You should stay in touch with your tour operator.”Check with the FCO for the very latest Egypt Travel Advice Or phone the FCO:• 020 7008 0000 in the UK• (02) 2791 6000 in EgyptI’m due to travel to one of the areas affected by the unrest; what should I do?You should contact your airline or travel agent and discuss your options. You may be able to get a refund or transfer your trip to a later date.I’m due to travel to one of the beach resorts – what is the situation there?The big Red Sea resorts such as Sharm el Sheikh, Marsa Alam and Hurghada are still being reported as calm and tour operators are currently operating as normal. Obviously trips and excursions to affected areas have been suspended.Can I cancel my holiday to Egypt if I don’t want to go?If your holiday is in an area which is currently not affected by the unrest, you are unlikely to be offered a refund, as tour operations are operating normally.If your holiday is in one of the areas now advised as ‘off limits’ by the FCO, contact your airline or tour operator who should allow bookings to be altered.Will my travel insurance cover me for Egypt?You will need to contact your insurance company and check the details of your policy. The majority of insurers will not cover cancellations to areas that are unaffected by the unrest – such as the Red Sea resorts.If you travel to areas that the FCO advises against, you may also invalidate your policy. Again – check the details and contact your insurer if in doubt.Don’t want to go to Egypt?Try:Flights to TurkeyFligths to CyprusFlights to GreeceReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

Related Twitter Advent Calendar Day 3Todays pri

first_img RelatedTwitter Advent Calendar – Day 3Today’s prize: a Falcon Garment Carrier!Twitter Advent Calendar – Day 7Today’s prize: an Egyptian Cotton Beach Towel!Twitter Advent Calendar – Day 5Today’s prize: a Jaktogo travel bag Today’s prize: a Fujifilm Finepix Digital Camera!Head to our Twitter page to retweet today’s tweet and enter the prize draw! Terms and Conditions– Entrants must retweet the original Skyscanner tweet to enter this competition– Skyscanner will choose one winner for each prize per day, taken from retweets on all Skyscanner accounts.– The competition for each prize will close at midnight each night.– The winner will be chosen at random by Skyscanner informed by tweet by Skyscanner.– Should the product be unavailable, Skyscanner reserves the right to award a similar product which may not be identical to that outlined above. – Skyscanner’s decision is final.– You may only RT our Twitter Advent Calendar comp once per day to enter. Multiple RT’s are not eligible. Many thanks!ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

New York New York – Reported by Elite Traveler t

first_imgNew York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineLondon’s luxury fragrance house, Jo Malone, is setting up shop in New York’s vibrant West Village with a new boutique on Bleecker Street.The label’s latest outpost combines both classic and contemporary design elements for a unique, intimate shopping experience. The complete range of Jo Malone fragrances—including new scents like Wild Bluebell and old favorites like Lime Basel & Mandarin—will be available, as well as must-have bath and body products and the company’s signature candles.Visit

La ChauxdeFonds Switzerland – Reported by Elite

first_imgLa Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineBell & Ross’ newest diving timepieces, the BR 02 Steel with Carbon Fiber Dial and the BR 02 Phantom, allow you to explore hidden depths with ultimate time-telling precision and style. Both will be available for purchase in August 2011.The sleek BR 02 Phantom, water-resistant to 1,000 meters, has a self-winding mechanical movement and displays hours, minutes, seconds and date. The 44mm steel case sports a black physical vapor deposition finish along with a decompression valve. The timepiece’s dial is black with a Clou de Paris pattern and photoluminescent figures and hands for better visibility, and the crystal is made of anti-reflective sapphire. Strap-wise, opt between rubber of heavy-duty canvas.The equally stylish BR 02 Steel with Carbon Fiber Dial is also water-resistant to 1,000 meters and offers a similar selection of specifications as the Phantom, though its steel case retains the metal’s silvery sheen and its black dial is made of carbon fiber.www.bellross.comlast_img read more

PALM BEACH FL –For classic yachting enthusiasts

first_imgPALM BEACH, FL –For classic yachting enthusiasts, the Trumpy line of yachts is synonymous with yaching elegance.The 2009 Palm Beach International Boat Show along the Intracoastal Waterway and Flagler Dirve, will welcome hundreds of vessels March 26-29, and among them is the extraordinarily restored and refitted 1969 classic, the 63-foot Trumpy Showtime. What makes Showtime exceptional is that while retaining her classic lines and beauty she has been refitted with state-of-the-art appointments and high-tech products for today’s yachting lifestyle.With the glorious Palm Beach setting, Showtime is the perfect yacht at the perfect show. Inspired by the 1969 Showtime, the iconic Trumpy name will soon grace the hull of an elegant new motor yacht. The company will be introducing the Trumpy 63 Flush Deck Motor Yacht built to the highest standards by Vicem Yachtswhich has built a strong reputation and following as an elite builder of exquisitely handcrafted, mahogany composite classic-style luxury yachts.According to Jim Ewing, who headsTrumpy® Yachts, “The Trumpy 63 has been designed from original Trumpy drawings, but enhanced with modern yacht systems, equipment and accessories. From the laying of the keel to sea trial, the build will be overseen by Johan Trumpy, the grandson of the company founder John Trumpy, so the 63 will be a Trumpy in every way.”The base price is just under $3 million. read more

FILE In this Nov 3 2015 file photo actor Mich

first_img FILE – In this Nov. 3, 2015 file photo, actor Michael Keaton attends the LA premiere of “Spotlight” held at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles. Keaton is narrating a 50th anniversary tribute to the late Fred Rogers and his beloved children’s program, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” “Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like” will air March 6, 2018, on PBS stations and includes celebrity admirers sharing their memories of the show that debuted Feb. 19, 1968. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) by The Associated Press Posted Jan 17, 2018 4:57 pm PDT Last Updated Jan 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email PASADENA, Calif. – The Latest on upcoming programming from the TV Critics meeting in Pasadena, California (all times local):4:55 p.m.Michael Keaton is narrating a 50th anniversary tribute to the late Fred Rogers and his beloved children’s program, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”“Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like” will air March 6 on PBS and includes celebrity admirers sharing their memories of the show that debuted Feb. 19, 1968.Judd Apatow, Whoopi Goldberg, Sarah Silverman, John Lithgow and Esperanza Spalding are among those discussing how the show inspired them.Famed musicians Yo Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman, who appeared on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” also are featured. Cast members Joe Negri (Handyman Negri) and David Newell (Mr. McFeely) share personal stories about Rogers, as does Joanne Rogers, his widow.Executive producer Ellen Doherty told TV critics Wednesday that finding prominent fans was easy: Silverman tweets about watching the show and Keaton was on it early in his career.___2:30 p.m.Benedict Cumberbatch had a ready answer when asked when he might star in another “Sherlock” on PBS.“Goodbye,” he said, pleasantly, as he quickly stepped off-camera during a satellite Q&A Wednesday.Cumberbatch was speaking to TV critics from London about a very different drama he stars in and produced, “The Child in Time.” The TV movie, based on Ian McEwan’s novel about a couple whose child is kidnapped, co-stars Kelly Macdonald and debuts April 1 on public TV stations.Macdonald, who’d flown in from her native Glasgow, Scotland, to promote the TV film, said she’d confessed to Cumberbatch that she was “a huge” fan of his modern-day Sherlock.Macdonald has her own date with the sleuth, playing his housekeeper in an upcoming big-screen comedy starring Will Ferrell.center_img The Latest: PBS marks ‘Mister Rogers’ 50th anniversarylast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Apr 23, 2018 1:06 pm PDT Last Updated Apr 23, 2018 at 1:22 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LAS VEGAS, Nev. – NBA star Stephen Curry is heading to Hollywood in a big way.Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Monday that it has struck a deal with the Golden State Warriors All-Star guard to produce television, film and possibly gaming projects.A press release states Curry and the company he has co-founded, Unanimous Media, will have their production headquarters on the Sony backlot in Culver City, California.The projects developed by Curry’s company will focus on family, faith, and sports themes.No specific projects were announced Monday, but Curry says in a statement he wants to use the deal “to affect the world positively.”Curry and the Warriors have a 3-1 lead in their first round playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs. Stephen Curry signs broad production deal with Sony Picturescenter_img FILE – This March 6, 2018 file photo shows Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Oakland, Calif. Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Monday, April 23, that it has struck a deal with the Golden State Warriors All-Star guard to produce television, film and possibly gaming projects. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File) last_img read more

FILE In this Dec 1 2017 file photo Demi Lovat

first_img FILE – In this Dec. 1, 2017 file photo, Demi Lovato arrives at Jingle Ball at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Lovato has canceled the rest of her fall tour to focus on her recovery. Over the weekend Lovato checked out of the hospital she was rushed to on July 24 for a reported overdose. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) by The Associated Press Posted Aug 20, 2018 11:34 am PDT Last Updated Aug 20, 2018 at 12:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Aug. 26: Singer Vic Dana is 78. Singer Valerie Simpson of Ashford and Simpson is 73. Singer Bob Cowsill of The Cowsills is 69. Bandleader Branford Marsalis is 58. Guitarist Jimmy Olander of Diamond Rio is 57. Singer Shirley Manson of Garbage is 52. Guitarist Dan Vickrey of Counting Crows is 52. Drummer Adrian Young of No Doubt is 49. Actress Melissa McCarthy is 48. Actress Meredith Eaton (2017’s “MacGyver,” ”Family Law”) is 44. Actor Mike Colter (“Jessica Jones”) is 42. Actor Macaulay Culkin is 38. Actor Chris Pine is 38. Singer Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line is 33. Singer-actress Cassie is 32. Actor Evan Ross (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”) is 30. Actress Danielle Savre (“Station 19,” ”Heroes”) is 30. Actor Dylan O’Brien (TV’s “Teen Wolf”) is 27. Actress Keke Palmer (“Akeelah and the Bee”) is 25.Aug. 27: Bluegrass singer-banjo player J.D. Crowe is 81. Actor Tommy Sands is 81. Musician Daryl Dragon of the Captain and Tennille is 76. Actress Tuesday Weld is 75. Actor G.W. Bailey (“M.A.S.H.,” ”The Closer”) is 74. Singer-bassist Tim Bogert of Vanilla Fudge is 74. Guitarist Jeff Cook of Alabama is 69. Actor Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman) is 66. Guitarist Alex Lifeson of Rush is 65. Actor Peter Stormare (“Fargo,” ”The Big Lebowski”) is 65. Bassist Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols is 62. Gospel singer Yolanda Adams is 57. Guitarist Matthew Basford of Yankee Grey is 56. Bassist Mike Johnson (Dinosaur Jr.) is 53. Percussionist Bobo of Cypress Hill is 51. Country singer Colt Ford is 49. Actress Chandra Wilson (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is 49. Bassist Tony Kanal of No Doubt is 48. Actress Sarah Chalke is 42. Rapper Mase is 41. Actress Demetria McKinney (“House of Payne”) is 40. Actor Aaron Paul is 39. Guitarist Jon Siebels of Eve 6 is 39. Keyboardist Megan Garrett of Casting Crowns is 38. Actor Patrick J. Adams (“Suits”) is 37. Actress Karla Mosley (“The Bold and the Beautiful”) is 37. Singer Mario is 32. Actress Alexa PenaVega (“Spy Kids”) is 30. Actor Ellar Coltrane (“Boyhood”) is 24. Actress Savannah Paige Rae (“Parenthood”) is 15.Aug. 28: Actor Sonny Shroyer (“The Dukes of Hazzard”) is 83. Actress Marla Adams (“The Young and the Restless”) is 80. Actor Ken Jenkins (“Scrubs”) is 78. Actor David Soul is 75. Actress Barbara Bach is 72. Actress Debra Mooney (“The Practice,” ”Everwood”) is 71. Singer Wayne Osmond of The Osmonds is 67. Actor Daniel Stern is 61. Actress Jennifer Coolidge is 57. Country singer Shania Twain is 53. Actor-singer Jack Black of Tenacious D is 49. Actor Jason Priestley (“Beverly Hills, 90210”) is 49. Actor Daniel Goddard (“The Young and the Restless”) is 47. Actor J. August Richards (“Kevin (Probably) Saves the World,” ”Angel”) is 45. Singer-bassist Max Collins of Eve 6 is 40. Actress Carly Pope (“Outlaw,” ”24,”) is 38. Country singer Jake Owen is 37. Country singer Leann Rimes is 36. Actor Armie Hammer is 32. Singer Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine is 32. Actress Shalita Grant (“NCIS: New Orleans”) is 30. Singer Cassadee Pope (“The Voice”) is 29. Actress Katie Findlay (“How to Get Away With Murder”) is 28. Actor Samuel Larsen (“Glee”) is 27. Actor Kyle Massey (“Cory in the House,” ”That’s So Raven”) is 27. Actress Quvenzhane Wallis (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”) is 15. Reality TV personality Honey Boo Boo (Alana Thompson) (“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”) is 13.Aug. 29: Actress Betty Lynn (“The Andy Griffith Show”) is 92. Movie director William Friedkin is 83. Actor Elliott Gould is 80. TV personality Robin Leach (“Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”) is 77. Actress Deborah Van Valkenburgh (“Too Close for Comfort”) is 66. Keyboardist Dan Truman of Diamond Rio is 62. Actress Rebecca DeMornay is 59. Singer Carl Martin of Shai is 48. Actress Carla Gugino is 47. Guitarist Kyle Cook of Matchbox Twenty is 43. Actor John Hensley (“Nip/Tuck”) is 41. Actress Kate Simses (“Dr. Ken”) is 39. Bassist David Desrosiers of Simple Plan is 38. Actress Jennifer Landon (“As the World Turns”) is 35. Actress Lea Michele (“Glee”) is 32. Actress Charlotte Ritchie (“Call the Midwife”) is 29. Singer Liam Payne of One Direction is 25.Aug. 30: Actress Elizabeth Ashley is 79. Actor-turned-politician Ben Jones (“The Dukes of Hazzard”) is 77. Actress Peggy Lipton (“The Mod Squad”) is 72. Comedian Lewis Black (“The Daily Show”) is 70. Jazz saxophonist Gerald Albright is 61. Actor Michael Chiklis (“The Fantastic Four,” ”The Shield”) is 55. Actress Michael Michele (“ER,” ”Homicide: Life on the Street”) is 52. Country singer Sherrie Austin is 47. Guitarist Lars Frederiksen of Rancid is 47. Actress Cameron Diaz is 46. TV personality Lisa Ling (“The View”) is 45. Singer-guitarist Aaron Barrett of Reel Big Fish is 44. Actor Michael Gladis (“Reckless,” ”Mad Men”) is 41. Drummer Matt Taul (Tantric, Days of the New) is 40. Singer Rachael Price of Lake Street Dive is 33. Guitarist Ryan Ross (Panic at the Disco) is 32. Actress Johanna Braddy (“Quantico”) is 31.Aug. 31: Actor Warren Berlinger (“Operation Petticoat,” ”The Joey Bishop Show”) is 81. Drummer Jerry Allison of Buddy Holly and the Crickets is 79. Singer Van Morrison is 73. Guitarist Rudolf Schenker of Scorpions is 70. Actor Richard Gere is 69. Actor Stephen Henderson (“Fences,” ”Manchester by the Sea”) is 69. Singer Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze is 61. Drummer Gina Schock of The Go-Go’s is 61. Singer Tony DeFranco of The DeFranco Family is 59. Keyboardist Larry Waddell of Mint Condition is 55. Guitarist Jeff Russo of Tonic is 49. Singer Deborah Gibson is 48. Bassist Greg Richling of The Wallflowers is 48. Actor Zack Ward (“A Christmas Story,” ”Titus”) is 48. Actor Chris Tucker (“Rush Hour”) is 46. Actress Sara Ramirez (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is 43. Singer Tamara of Trina and Tamara is 41.Sept. 1: Actor George Maharis (“Route 66”) is 90. Comedian-actress Lily Tomlin is 79. Actor Don Stroud is 75. Singer Archie Bell of Archie Bell and the Drells is 74. Singer Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees is 72. Drummer Greg Errico of Sly and the Family Stone is 70. Talk-show host Dr. Phil is 68. Singer Gloria Estefan is 61. Country singer-songwriter Charlie Robison is 54. DJ Spigg Nice of Lost Boyz is 48. Actor Ricardo Antonio Chavira (“Desperate Housewives”) is 47. Actor Maury Sterling (“Homeland”) is 47. Actor Scott Speedman (“Felicity”) is 43. Singer Angaleena Presley of Pistol Annies is 42. Actress Zoe Lister-Jones (“Life in Pieces,” ”New Girl”) is 36. Guitarist Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy is 34.center_img Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 26-Sept. 1last_img read more

FILE In this Nov 13 2017 file photo Drew Bar

first_img FILE – In this Nov. 13, 2017, file photo, Drew Barrymore attends the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Kings Theatre in New York. Egyptian officials say EgyptAir has removed the latest edition of its in-flight magazine over a contentious article it published, purportedly based on an interview with Barrymore. They say the carrier had agreed with its publisher, Al-Ahram advertising agency, to stop printing more copies of the October issue of the magazine, Horus, and pull the ones already placed onboard the fleet’s aircraft. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) EgyptAir pulls magazine after Drew Barrymore article CAIRO – Egyptian officials say EgyptAir has removed the latest edition of its in-flight magazine over a contentious article it published, purportedly based on an interview with American actress Drew Barrymore.They say the carrier had agreed with its publisher, Al-Ahram advertising agency, to stop printing more copies of the October issue of the magazine, Horus, and pull the ones already placed onboard the fleet’s aircraft.The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to talk to the media.Earlier this month, EgyptAir said Al-Ahram is to blame for Horus’ content and specifically for the Barrymore article, which was riddled with misspellings and grammatical errors. It described Barrymore as “being unstable in her relationships” and quoted her as saying that motherhood was “the most important role” of her life.center_img by Samy Magdy, The Associated Press Posted Oct 16, 2018 5:45 am PDT Last Updated Oct 16, 2018 at 6:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

by Katherine Roth The Associated Press Posted

first_img by Katherine Roth, The Associated Press Posted Mar 27, 2019 7:50 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email This undated photo provided by the Village Vanguard shows people walking by the jazz club in New York. The historic jazz venue has been in the same location, down 15 steps at 178 Seventh Avenue South in Manhattan, since 1935. Legend has it that it’s the oldest Jazz club in the world. New York has long been a city known for jazz. What’s less known is how kid- and family-friendly jazz performances can be. (Michael Larson/Village Vanguard via AP) Affordable music for the family in NYC? Try a jazz club New York has long been a city known for jazz. What’s less well-known is how kid- and family-friendly jazz performances here can be.Many performers have day jobs as educators, and although many venues are nightclubs, there are jazz performances where even toddlers are welcome.“When I was a kid, the Vanguard was an extension of my home. It was not only smoky, it was noisy. Now? Forget it. Make a peep and the noise police will shush you,” says Deborah Gordon, general manager of the Village Vanguard, opened by her father in 1935. “It was a rough-and-tumble place when I was a kid, and 13-year-olds definitely weren’t allowed in. You’d have to hang out on the stairs if you wanted to listen.”A lot has changed. Today, the Vanguard is non-smoking and cleaner, and the minimum age to attend a performance is 13. But Gordon says not all kids are ready at that age for jazz (she says she wasn’t). Visitors should keep a few things in mind before making a reservation:“Do your homework first about who’s playing, and see if it’s what you want to hear,” she says. Also, no food is served, and the place is, still, a nightclub.The Blue Note, Smalls Jazz Club, Birdland Jazz Club and the Jazz Standard have no minimum age and welcome well-behaved children accompanied by adults. The minimum age at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola is 7, and the Jazz Standard hosts a “Jazz for Kids” program on Sundays.As for types of jazz, Todd Stoll, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s vice-president of education, recommends vocalists and big band music as a good entry point for kids. He urges families to explore Jazz at Lincoln Center’s YouTube channel, featuring videos explaining improvisation and various jazz artists and genres.Jazz at Lincoln Center features performances for kids as young as 8 months.“We call them Family Jazz Parties, and we have six to eight of them a year. They’re family jazz concerts for a kid and a caregiver, with jazz that is very digestible for kids of that age group (8 months to 5 years) while also enjoyable for parents, held in a carpeted venue where kids can move around,” Stoll says. In addition, visitors to New York can buy tickets to a single WeBop jazz appreciation class for a young person and a caregiver.Jazz at Lincoln Center also offers two family-oriented concerts a year, created by Wynton Marsalis and inspired by a format begun by Leonard Bernstein in the 1950s. The concerts combine music and education around a specific concept, genre or important figure.“Older than that, and most kids are really ready to check out Dizzy’s or the Vanguard or whatever other place they’re interested in going,” Stoll said. “Just do some research before you go. It’s not a musical or a pop concert, it’s fine art. It doesn’t pander.”Jazz, says Marsalis, “demands that we develop our hearing. It’s our job to empower kids and to teach them to listen and to hear. We should encourage them to get with the harmony, get to the piano, learn three or four basic chords, a blues — it’s a great tool to encourage hearing.”Stoll says that delving into jazz is also a great way to better appreciate New York City.“The first jazz recording ever made was in New York in 1917, just about every jazz great came to New York to make their name here, and the vibe and feeling of New York is still a jazz vibe. New York sweats jazz,” he says.And unlike many Broadway musicals, jazz performances tend to be reasonably priced and readily accessible without much advance planning.“It’s a pretty good bang for your buck. We try to keep admission to $35 with a one-drink minimum,” says Gordon, of the Vanguard.Not only can a family of four sit right up front at a jazz concert for around the price of a single Broadway ticket, but tickets to jazz clubs can often be had the day of a performance. Reservations to shows are made online, and clubs generally have first-come first-served seating. Jazz at Lincoln Center offers student discounts in their concert halls and at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, as do some other places.“With kids, you definitely want to get them right up close by the drums, where they can see all that’s going on. It really blows them away,” says Gordon. Arrive well before showtime if you want the best seats.There’s an energy to improvisation and live music, and between a band and an audience in intimate settings, Gordon says.As for the Vanguard, a cozy basement venue known for its narrow red staircase and red-carpeted stage backed by red velvet curtains, Gordon jokes: “We are dedicatedly un-renovated. It takes a lot of work to keep it as shabby as we do. It looks pretty much like it did in the ’30s.”Stoll says kids can learn a lot from jazz: “On an intellectual level, improvisation is the freedom and the importance of the individual voice. Swing is how that voice is related to a group. Blues is facing adversity with optimism. Those are three things we want kids to get from jazz. It also teaches us culturally about America, with lessons about race, gender and socio-economic disparity, if parents want to make it a lesson about that.”Katherine Roth, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Adopt a family for Easter campaign

first_imgThe Pancyprian Volunteerism Coordinative Council (PVCC) announced on Wednesday the launch of its ‘Adopt a family for Easter’ campaign.The campaign – that aims to collect foodstuff for needy families ahead of Easter- is running for the third year in the row.  Last year, 1,200 families were helped by private individuals and organisations, an announcement said.Interested parties are urged to offer necessary items for the Easter table – foodstuff, Easter eggs, candles, and sweets for children. No clothing or toys will be collected during the campaign.The collected items will be delivered to needy families, the group said. It added that checks have been made to verify that the families genuinely need help.To deliver items call the PVCC offices; Nicosia 22 512602, Limassol 25 737761, Larnaca 24 650525, Paphos 26 953725, Famagusta 99 124521, and Kyrenia 97 743185, between 8am and 3pm. The PVCC will collect donations until April 5.You May LikeTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndoAll Pro SaverCalifornia: Senior Homeowners Are Taking Advantage Of ThisAll Pro SaverUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Tender awarded for Paralimni marina Update

first_imgTHE ministry of energy, commerce, industry and tourism announced on Friday that PMV Maritime Holdings Ltd had been awarded the tender for the lease of a state area (land and sea) for the development of the Paralimni marina.The tender was launched on June 16, 2015. PMV Maritime Holdings Ltd submitted its tender on November 27, 2015.The marina constitutes another important tourism infrastructure project for the Famagusta district, which strengthens the Government`s efforts to promote maritime tourism in Cyprus, a statement by the ministry said.The Paralimni municipal council welcomed the award of the tender, saying: “This is a project that we have been awaiting for 15 years, which is worth €110m, including tourist, commercial and residential developments. The prospects for economic development of the whole of Famagusta’s free area are on the rise and a great interest for new investments by foreign and local investors is expected.”The marina will have a capacity of approximately 300 vessels and will include administration buildings, a hotel and residential and commercial developments. The project is expected to be completed in three years.According to the municipality, it is estimated that 600 jobs will be created as a result of the construction which is scheduled to start in the summer.The land will be licensed by the Republic of Cyprus for a period of 125 years.You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Are Leading The Pack. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Authorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)UndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img

Dangerous bike tyre glue on the market

first_imgThe department of labour inspection on Wednesday warned consumers that a dangerous super glue was present in the Cypriot market.The ‘Red Sun’ glue for bicycle tyre repair contains benzene, chloroform and dangerously high amounts of toluene and 1,2-dichloroethane.Toluene is classified as a skin irritant chemical, damages organs, may be lethal if swallowed and may cause drowsiness or dizziness while 1,2-dichloroethane is classified as a carcinogen, harmful if swallowed and irritates eyes, skin and the respiratory tract.The department advises consumers in possession of the product not to use it and to inform the inspectors by calling 22-405609, 22-405637 or 22-405608.You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoGundry MDHow To Make Your Dark Spots Fade (Effortless 2 Minute Routine)Gundry MDUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more