Top Stories 2 Comments Share Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact And with Boone sidelined, other linemen will have to step in.“I think the key is getting D.J. Humphries back at the left tackle, that would possibly give you some flexibility to move John Wetzel around because he is that jack of all trades on that offensive line,” Vince Marotta said.You can also “like” Arizona Sports on Facebook and see Vinny and Skinny broadcast live. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Every week, “Vinny and Skinny” will break down the Arizona Cardinals’ previous game and look ahead at their upcoming matchup.In Week 3, the Cardinals fell 28-17 to the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football, while the injuries to the offensive line continued to mount. Offensive lineman Alex Boone is expected to miss 3-4 weeks after suffering a partially strained pectoral injury in Monday’s contest.“I think they dodged a bullet there,” said Mike Jurecki on the timeline of recovery. “It’s got to be more difficult for an offensive linemen with just being able to punch and use your hands.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires
With two decades of coaching experience under his belt including four as the San Diego Chargers head coach, McCoy is familiar with the pressures that coordinators and head coaches face. While he understands that analysis and second-guessing come with those job titles, he wants outsiders to remember a simple reality.“This is what we do as coaches all week long from Monday up until the game, or adjustments in the game.,” he said. “You put a game plan together and you stick to your plan.“It’s going to come down to players. Good players make good coaches and we’ve got to design a good scheme on a weekly basis to help our players succeed.” GLENDALE, Ariz. – Cardinals coach Steve Wilks doesn’t know what to expect from coordinator Mike McCoy’s offense because McCoy doesn’t know what to expect from his offense.McCoy hasn’t had starting quarterback Sam Bradford for more than a few full practices because Bradford was limited in OTAs and minicamp while rehabbing his surgically-repaired knee.McCoy hasn’t had a long look at star running back David Johnson because Johnson sat out minicamp in a contract dispute. McCoy hasn’t fully evaluated tight end Jermaine Gresham because Gresham is still rehabbing a torn Achilles tendon suffered last season, and aside from Larry Fitzgerald, the receiving corps is still a mystery of scattered puzzle pieces. Wilks hasn’t hidden the fact that he’d like to run the ball more than the Cardinals did under Bruce Arians. Health provided, Johnson gives him a premier back with which to do it and a superlative receiver to boot.McCoy is also expected to go to more short and intermediate routes in the passing game, and he said Tuesday that he will give his tackles more protection in passing situations, something Arians was hesitant to do.“You’re probably going to see [diminutive receiver] JJ Nelson try to blow up a defensive end from time to time,” McCoy said, joking. “We’re going to give those tackles help. Back in the day, there was usually one guy you had to worry about. Now, you look across the line of scrimmage and the athletic ability of the defensive fronts these days, that’s the toughest part. That’s a challenge every week. There’s so much talent on defense and the speed of the game.”McCoy said he wants to have an open dialogue with his players to better understand their strengths and comfort zones.“I want them to express their opinions about things and come to me with suggestions, but then I also say that I am the coordinator and I have final say,” he said. “You may not always like the decisions we make but there’s going to be give and take.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 6 Comments Share “We’ve only had two practices in pads,” McCoy said Tuesday. “We’re going to find out.”Despite all the unknowns, Wilks believes he can fall back on McCoy’s track record.Related LinksCardinals notebook: Outdoor practice and Chandler Jones’ sled destructionCardinals’ ‘Red & White Practice’ to raise funds for fallen DPS trooperCardinals’ Rosen ‘unbelievably fortunate’ to have Bradford as a mentor“There’s guys that have schemes and guys that have systems. I believe in systems that adapt to the personnel that you have,” Wilks said. “Mike does a great job of that.”Five days into training camp, McCoy was preaching that very approach when asked to evaluate the progress and identity of his offense.“We’re creating the identity right now in training camp and the preseason,” he said. “We’ve got a long ways to go. That’s what training camp is for.”McCoy said it is critical that the coaching staff evaluate the strengths of its personnel and then play to those strengths with the game plans it designs and the plays it calls.“Who’s the best puller? Who are our best double-team guys? How do our tight ends block certain schemes. You find out a lot about your players,” McCoy said. “There’s going to be plenty of plays we’re going to look at in the next couple weeks before we get to that home opener and say, ‘OK, this is not us.’ That’s our job as coaches to find out, ‘What do we do best?’” Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arizona Cardinals rookie receiver Christian Kirk on Saturday, July 28, 2018, the first full day of Arizona’s training camp. (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
Go back to the e-newsletterCarlson Rezidor Hotel Group today announced its Asia Pacific initiative of partnering with Accomable, a UK- based pioneering global platform that provides specialised information and listings on assisted travel, adapted hotels and vacation rentals for disabled and elderly people. Other site highlights include useful tips such as nearby hotel attractions and travel information vital for all accessible travellers.Guests can now view and book over 100 of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s Asia Pacific hotels, equipped with accessible guestrooms and facilities, through Accomable’s website. The number of listings is intended to increase, in tandem with impending hotel openings and the Group’s expansion plans throughout the region.“I am pleased that our partnership with Accomable has gotten off on a strong and encouraging start. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s focus on improving the lives of our communities is one of the integral “Responsible Business” pillars that we constantly support. We are guided by the Carlson credo, and this initiative demonstrates our commitment and dedication in caring and catering for the specially-abled at our hotels,” said Thorsten Kirschke, president, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Asia Pacific.Accomable’s CEO and Co-founder, Srin Madipalli, noted, “We are excited to collaborate with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and their proven portfolio of strong brands. The accessible traveller community welcomes their hotels’ accessible guestroom features, excellent service and international hospitality standards that assure safety and comfort.”Accomable currently offers more than 600 accessible properties in over 60 countries worldwide, with plans to increase its listings to 1500 properties by the end of the year.Go back to the e-newsletter
Go back to the e-newsletterTucked away at the foot of the scenic Oloololo Escarpment at the rim of the Great Rift Valley in Kenya’s iconic Masai Mara Reserve, andBeyond Bateleur Camp has recently reopened following a complete rebuild. Twenty years after its first opening, this much loved classic in andBeyond’s portfolio of lodges has received a new look.The rebuilt camp incorporates fresh ideas inspired by guest feedback and changing trends in hospitality. Stylish, yet understated, African design touches update and refresh the camp, while maintaining its much-loved classical and romantic safari feel. The camp’s original designers, Fox Browne Creative, were charged with creating its brand-new look. To create a sense of continuity, they refreshed and up-cycled a number of the camp’s original artefacts, antiques and furniture pieces. High quality local artisans and suppliers were used wherever possible to maintain a sense of authenticity and ensure that economic and skills development opportunities continue to flow to the surrounding communities.The new design retains the vintage silver, soft worn leather, antique trunks and crystal decanters of the old camp, while incorporating new design touches such as old world maps and elegant dark brass fitting that contrast with white marble surfaces. Usable floor space in the elegant guest tents has almost doubled and the interiors appear more spacious through the use of a lighter colour palette and cleverly incorporated natural light. Ensuite bathrooms are flanked by private stone courtyards with spacious bathtubs, as well as indoor and al fresco showers. Sunken daybeds on the private verandas encourage idle afternoons without spoiling the breath-taking Mara views from everywhere inside the tent.Early morning wake-up calls to enjoy the Mara’s diverse game viewing are accompanied by freshly brewed tea or coffee delivered through the conveniently placed butler hatches. While guest safety a priority, fences have been repositioned so that wildlife can come closer to the camp.In addition to two new swimming pools with generous decks and unbeatable views, the camp also boasts a spa that provides a selection of treatment and massage options for both single guests and couples looking to indulge in a shared experience. A well-equipped fitness centre with floor-to-ceiling roll-back glass walls looks out onto the Mara so guests feel as though they are working out in the midst of the game-filled plains. The camp’s Safari Shop offers some of the region’s best designer and luxury products, taking the retail experience to a new level.An additional feature due to open in June is the interactive bar that serves coffee by day and speciality gin cocktails by night. Not only does this highlight the best of Kenyan coffee but it also makes the most of the current trend towards authentic speciality drinks and gin in particular. With gin and tonic the quintessential safari drink, there is no better place to enjoy it than the birthplace of traditional safari, the Masai Mara. After cocktails, guests can also enjoy a multitude of new dining venues created during the camp’s rebuild, from the pool deck to in-room or veranda dining.In keeping with the remainder of andBeyond’s East Africa circuit, andBeyond Bateleur Camp now has a family unit that consists of two guest tents with a shared sitting area. Along with the three family rooms at nearby andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp, this makes andBeyond one of the most family friendly lodge operators in the Masai Mara.Situated in the midst of the reserve’s astounding year-round concentration of animals, including the Great Wildebeest Migration, guests can enjoy an unsurpassed wildlife experience in terms of both the density and variety of species. AndBeyond Bateleur Camp’s location on the plains of the Mara triangle means that the camp is a short drive from important access points, such as the Oloololo gate to the Mara Reserve, the airstrip where most guests enter the Mara and the departure point for hot air ballooning safaris. The 1214-hectare private concession that the camp is situated on also allows for night drives, game walks and outside dining in a much more flexible fashion than many other lodges in the area, thus ensuring the ultimate safari experience for all guests.Go back to the e-newsletter
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Related16 ridiculously cheap places to go on holiday in 2017Want to save pounds on your holiday this year? We’ve put together 16 of the best places for budget travel in 2017, based on flight prices, accommodation, eating out and – most importantly – the average price of a beer. Here’s where’s cheap to travel this year, whether you’re up…Summer travel trends: winners and losers of British tourist trafficSkyscanner reveals this summer’s fastest growing destinations for British holidaymakersSkiing on the cheap: real value resortsSerbian skiing costs less than a third of some French resorts; Skyscanner reveals three secrets to cheap ski holidays. Turkey’s appeal as a potential holiday destination has increased thanks to an improvement in the quality of accommodation available in the country, it has been claimed.Nigel Harris, chief executive at Artemis Travel, believes Britons are looking for a combination of good accommodation, flexibility on cheap flights to Turkey and value for money when it comes to booking their summer vacation this year.He suggests that Turkey scores favourably in all three categories, and where once its downfall would have been the standard of accommodation, there has been a “definite” improvement in this area.”In the past, it was seen as a last minute choice, with poor quality accommodation,” he commented.”That has changed now and there is a definite move towards having very good accommodation out there; hotels and self catering [accommodation] have very good facilities.”Research conducted by M&S Money conforms with the view that more Brits are booking cheap flights to Turkey this year.The financial services provider’s figures show sales of the Turkish lira have increased by 46 percent in the first quarter of 2009 compared with the equivalent period in 2008. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map
RelatedBrits cite lack of money as main reason for not travelling moreBrits cite lack of money as main reason for not travelling moreMore Brits prepared to splash out while on holiday this yearOver a third of British holidaymakers travelling on flights abroad this summer intend to spend more money on their break.Banned on board: Christmas gifts you can’t take on a flightTis the season to visit a Christmas market, call on far-flung relatives, or maybe even fly somewhere a little bit warmer. But, you might want to make sure that cabin baggage restrictions and customs regulations don’t ruin Christmas. Here’s a complete guide to what Christmas items are banned on board… Are you travelling abroad this Christmas and New Year?Do you want to be with your family at Christmas or escape them?Take our Christmas Travel Survey now!ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map
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Upgrade to Premium EconomyAs any oversized baggage will cost you £65, if you know you need to take extra luggage then it pays to check out the difference between the fares when you book. In Premium Economy, you can check in two hold bags each weighing 23kg, which means you’ll have a combined weight of 56kg once you add hand luggage into that. Upper Class have a checked luggage allowance of three 23kg bags, and 16kg in the cabin too. 10kg maximum weightTwo pieces with a combined weight of 16kg Virgin Atlantic hold baggage sizeVirgin Atlantic hold luggage weight allowanceNumber of hold bags allowedCost of Virgin Atlantic hold luggage 3. Invest in wearable luggageIn previous years, wearable luggage has been bulky, unstylish and not exactly the most subtle way to pack. Nowadays, wearable luggage jackets and waistcoasts don’t have to look completely ridiculous and could save you some cash when it comes to not having to pay for checked luggage. Have a nosey at this offering from SCOTTeVEST, which can hold your iPad in a side pocket, or get thrifty with the Stuffa – it can hold 5kg of clothing! 4. Book with a different airlineWhilst Virgin Atlantic offer a hefty 23kg in checked luggage, British Airways offers 23kg in the cabin alone, as do KLM. So it may be worth considering flying with another airline with a larger luggage allowance if you’re trying to skirt past paying excess baggage fees.See baggage restrictions for all major airlines5. Buy new cabin luggageThere are plenty of ways to fit far more into your hand luggage besides trying out wearable luggage. The Cabin Max 44l may mean that you don’t even need the 23kg that you’ll receive with your economy ticket. Check out the best cabin bags on the market, and pick a roomier carry on to take with you on your next Virgin Atlantic flight. Virgin Atlantic hand luggage allowance: weight, size and fees Get the complete guides to baggage rules and restrictions for the UK’s biggest airlines, including easyJet, Jet2, Ryanair and British Airways.How will the laptop ban affect travel plans?There’s currently a UK travel ban on laptops and tablets in the cabin when travelling to certain countries, make sure you know what you can and cannot take in your hand luggage.What liquids can you carry in your hand luggage?You are still limited to a max of 100ml per container, and it must all fit into a plastic bag. What about soft cheese, though?Cabin luggage: Guide to hand baggage sizes and weight restrictionsCheck out all of the airlines luggage policies before you book.Information correct as of 12th August 2018, obtained from https://flywith.virginatlantic.com/gb/en/prepare-to-fly/baggage.html, https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/information/baggage-essentials/hand-baggage-allowances, and https://www.klm.com/travel/gb_en/prepare_for_travel/baggage/baggage_allowance/index.htm. Please always check the latest guidance at https://flywith.virginatlantic.com/gb/en/prepare-to-fly/baggage.html, https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/information/baggage-essentials/hand-baggage-allowances, and https://www.klm.com/travel/gb_en/prepare_for_travel/baggage/baggage_allowance/index.htm before booking a trip.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Up to 90x75x43cm maximum dimensions23kg Overweight bags cannot weigh more than 32kg per item1 free bag for Economy classic and delight, 2 for Premium cabin and 3 for Upper Class£65 for your first extra bag, £140 for subsequent bagsFees can vary if you’re on a codeshare flight
Rome, Italy – Hotel de Russie, the Rocco Forte Collection’s stylish hotel in the heart of Rome, is offering guests the opportunity to visit the cultural event of 2010 in Italy. The Scuderie del Quirinale Museum is marking the 400th anniversary of the death of Caravaggio with an exhibition of the great master’s most important and representative work. The exhibition will run from February 18 to June 13, 2010.Drawn from museums and galleries all over the world, the paintings include the Bacchus from the Uffizi, David with Goliath’s Head from the Galleria Borghese, the Musicians from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and The Supper at Emmaus from the National Gallery in London. The paintings will be accompanied by in-depth commentaries that place them in historical context, and chronicle Caravaggio’s complex artistic development and revolutionary approach to naturalism.The 18th-century Scuderie del Quirinale—the former papal stables directly opposite the main entrance of the Palazzo del Quirinale—was remodeled in the late 1990s by architect Gae Aulenti and reopened 10 years ago as a venue for exciting, temporary exhibitions. It sits on the highest of Rome’s seven hills and has stunning views over the city.In celebration of the Caravaggio exhibition, Hotel de Russie is introducing a special Caravaggio package, which includes tickets to the exhibition, a copy of the official exhibition catalog, a two-night stay in a double classic room (with upgrade subject to availability) and daily buffet breakfast.The Caravaggio package starts from €1,221 ($1,775) including VAT and is based on two people sharing a double classic room for a minimum two-night stay. The package is valid from February 18 to June 13, 2010.For more information visit www.roccofortecollection.com
Box Office Top 20: ‘Infinity War’ adds $114.8 million by The Associated Press Posted May 7, 2018 7:34 pm PDT Last Updated May 7, 2018 at 8:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – This file image released by Marvel Studios shows, from left, Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Dave Bautista, Chris Pratt and Pom Klementieff in a scene from “Avengers: Infinity War.” In its second weekend in theaters, “Avengers: Infinity War” continues to dominate in North America. (Marvel Studios via AP, File) LOS ANGELES, Calif. – “Avengers: Infinity War” did even better than expected in its second weekend in theatres, grossing an additional $114.8 million and bringing its domestic total to $453.1 million.In a distant second was “Overboard,” a remake of the 1987 comedy starring Eugenio Derbez and Anna Faris, which earned a solid $14.7 million in its first weekend — more than the film cost to produce.The thriller “A Quiet Place” took third with $7.8 million, followed by “I Feel Pretty” in fourth with $5.1 million and Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage” in fifth.Newcomer “Tully,” starring Charlize Theron, debuted in sixth place with $3.3 million.The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theatres Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theatre locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:1. “Avengers: Infinity War,” Disney, $114,774,810, 4,474 locations, $25,654 average, $453,107,350, 2 Weeks.2. “Overboard,” Lionsgate, $14,711,101, 1,623 locations, $9,064 average, $14,711,101, 1 Week.3. “A Quiet Place,” Paramount, $7,763,085, 3,413 locations, $2,275 average, $160,057,471, 5 Weeks.4. “I Feel Pretty,” STX Entertainment, $5,050,520, 3,232 locations, $1,563 average, $37,948,803, 3 Weeks.5. “Rampage,” Warner Bros., $4,637,400, 3,151 locations, $1,472 average, $84,801,710, 4 Weeks.6. “Tully,” Focus Features, $3,282,610, 1,353 locations, $2,426 average, $3,282,610, 1 Week.7. “Black Panther,” Disney, $3,254,977, 1,641 locations, $1,984 average, $693,235,592, 12 Weeks.8. “Blumhouse’s Truth Or Dare,” Universal, $1,887,970, 1,904 locations, $992 average, $38,238,330, 4 Weeks.9. “Super Troopers 2,” 20th Century Fox, $1,871,303, 2,118 locations, $884 average, $25,502,004, 3 Weeks.10. “Blockers,” Universal, $1,751,340, 1,672 locations, $1,047 average, $56,222,840, 5 Weeks.11. “Bad Samaritan,” Vertical Entertainment, $1,726,868, 2,007 locations, $860 average, $1,726,868, 1 Week.12. “Ready Player One,” Warner Bros., $1,330,043, 1,405 locations, $947 average, $133,074,547, 6 Weeks.13. “Isle Of Dogs,” Fox Searchlight, $806,625, 702 locations, $1,149 average, $28,469,671, 7 Weeks.14. “Traffik,” Lionsgate, $794,348, 747 locations, $1,063 average, $8,258,908, 3 Weeks.15. “Naa Peru Surya,” Great India Films, $644,048, 194 locations, $3,320 average, $644,048, 1 Week.16. “RBG,” Magnolia Pictures, $578,470, 34 locations, $17,014 average, $578,470, 1 Week.17. “102 Not Out,” Sony Pictures Releasing International, $483,681, 102 locations, $4,742 average, $483,681, 1 Week.18. “I Can Only Imagine,” Roadside Attractions, $428,775, 660 locations, $650 average, $81,897,642, 8 Weeks.19. “A Wrinkle In Time,” Disney, $410,517, 294 locations, $1,396 average, $95,496,098, 9 Weeks.20. “Sherlock Gnomes,” Paramount, $398,418, 636 locations, $626 average, $41,218,306, 7 Weeks.—Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.
by The Associated Press Posted Aug 17, 2018 7:41 am PDT Last Updated Aug 17, 2018 at 12:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Rapper Young Thug booked on weapons charge in Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Police say rapper Young Thug was arrested in Los Angeles after officers found a concealed firearm inside his car.Officer Drake Madison says Friday the rapper, whose real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, was booked on a weapons possession charge. He was being held on $35,000 bail.Madison says several hundred people had gathered outside a Dave & Buster’s sports bar in the Hollywood area, where the rapper was hosting an event for a new album.He says officers detained several in the crowd, including Williams, and officers found a firearm inside his car.Williams was arrested in September 2017 on drug and gun charges after a traffic stop near Atlanta.Brian Steel, an attorney who represented him in that case, didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment Friday.___This story has been corrected to show the suspect’s first name is spelled Jeffery, not Jeffrey. FILE – In this Sept. 14, 2017 file photo Young Thug attends the 3rd Annual Diamond Ball in New York. Police say the rapper was arrested in Los Angeles after officers found a concealed firearm inside his car. Officer Drake Madison says Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, the rapper, whose real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, was booked on a weapons possession charge. He was being held on $35,000 bail. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
TORONTO — Catherine O’Hara’s beloved “Schitt’s Creek” character, former soap-star Moira, has inspired many a meme on social media with her outlandish outfits, prima donna behaviour and hilariously dramatic elocution.O’Hara explained the development of the diva in an interview with The Canadian Press. Catherine O’Hara explains the development of a ‘Schitt’s Creek’ diva, Moira Actor Catherine O’Hara of the television show Schitt’s Creek is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-CBC-Steve Wilkie MANDATORY CREDIT ON MOIRA’S OUTLOOK ON LIVING IN SCHITT’S CREEK:“Moira is not letting go (of her past life),” she said. “Moira gets involved with (town) things like Jazzagals but not with any kind of agenda. It’s just like, ‘What, you think you can sing? No, no, no.’ Or ‘What? You’re going to direct the play? No, that would be me.’ Or ‘You’re going to run things in town? No, not if I have anything to say about it.’“It’s not with any plan to stay involved, it’s just more out of a desperate sense of competition.” DOES O’HARA SOMETIMES SLIP INTO THE CHARACTER OF MOIRA?“Oh, way too much, but especially if I’m defending her — and I have to defend her quite a bit,” she said with a laugh. ON MOIRA’S OVER-ENUNCIATION AND USE OF ARCHAIC WORDS:“I’ve met people in my life who speak in a way and with an accent that has nothing to do with what you know of their history but you don’t dare question it. It’s like, ‘OK, all right, I guess you’re French now, OK,’” said the Toronto-born Emmy winner and “SCTV” alum, whose films include “Beetlejuice,” “Waiting for Guffman,” “Best in Show” and two “Home Alone” films.“Like any insecure actor … Moira had to believe that she was capable of so much more than just being a soap-opera character, that she has so much more potential. So that sadly comes out in most of her conversations.” by Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 7, 2019 9:26 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ON MOIRA’S WILD OUTFITS:“Oh my lord, I’ve had the best,” O’Hara said. “They always look wilder when I’m walking the streets of ‘Schitt’s Creek.’ That is the silliest, when we go on location.“But Daniel (Levy) has always said, because we dress this way, you don’t have to verbally remind the audience of our past life. It’s just a great visual reminder of who we were and who, Moira for one, still thinks she still is.”Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press
FILE – This Oct. 10, 2018 file photo shows Jimmy Page posing for a portrait at the Fender Factory in Corona, Calif. On Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, Fender instruments revealed its recreation of a Telecaster guitar that Page once painted with a dragon, a long-lost piece of six-string history that marked the guitar hero’s last days in the Yardbirds and first days in Led Zeppelin. Fender craftsman Paul Waller, who worked with Page to reboot the dragon, says it represents “a pivotal moment for the guitar and for music.” (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Jimmy Page’s dragon guitar reborn after 50 years on ice LOS ANGELES — After five decades, Jimmy Page’s dragon has re-emerged from its lair.Fender instruments on Wednesday gave the public its first look at its recreation of a Telecaster guitar that Page once painted with a dragon, a long-lost piece of six-string history that marked the guitar hero’s last days in the Yardbirds and first days in Led Zeppelin.The instrument with the psychedelic green-and-red serpent on its body represents “a pivotal moment for the guitar and music,” said Paul Waller, the master builder who worked side-by-side with Page to make him a spot-on match of the guitar before making 50 more by hand to sell to the public.The reboot was hatched when Page was looking through photographs for a book celebrating last year’s 50th anniversary of Led Zeppelin. The dragon guitar, which he says was once his “Excalibur,” kept popping up in them, and he started to think it was time to get past his bitterness about its fate.The 1959 Telecaster, pre-paint, had been a cherished gift from his fellow former Yardbird bandmate Jeff Beck.“It was given to me with so much affection,” Page told The Associated Press in October. “I really wanted to customize the instrument, almost consecrate the instrument.”Page first decorated it with mirrors, then pulled out poster paints and used his art-school skills to summon the dragon.He would use the guitar to write and record songs like “Dazed and Confused” for the first Led Zeppelin album, work as significant as any in the history of the electric guitar.But a clueless house-sitter, not thinking much of Page’s painting, put his own mosaic artwork over the dragon and presented it to Page as a gift. Page said it was all he could do not to hit the guy over the head with it. Instead, he stripped it bare and angrily threw it into storage, where it sat for 50 years.The guitar-makers at Fender had thought about remaking the instrument long before Page himself came forward, because of its historic significance and as a way to claim for Fender a piece of Page, who among guitar nerds is associated with rival Gibson guitars.“A lot of people were surprised to hear all of Led Zeppelin One was recorded on a Telecaster, that’s kind of mind-blowing,” said Waller, who has been building guitars since high school woodshop and whose creations have included a Telecaster for Keith Richards and a fully functioning Stratocaster made of cardboard.Page wanted to recreate not just the design, but the form, feel and sound of the original, so Waller went to his house in London and the two took out the old guitar and took it apart piece-by-piece so they could recreate each part for the rebuild.“Best day at work ever,” Waller said.Page even made a trip to Fender’s California plant — the rocker’s first time inside a guitar factory — to inspect and help with the finished products.“All the employees lost their minds,” Waller said with a laugh, “to watch somebody like Jimmy Page be totally enthralled with the machinery and act like a kid and be taking pictures.”The 75-year-old Page painted at least a stroke on each of the 50 instruments Waller built.“He was adamant about applying paint to every one,” Waller said.Fender is also selling assembly-line models of the guitar that are more affordable than the many thousands the handmade ones are likely to bring in.Waller said he had been a bundle of nerves when the first of the recreations was sent to Page in England, and was deeply relieved when he heard back from Page that it was a dead ringer for his original.“As soon as he opened the case he knew,” Waller said.Page agreed, telling the AP that “If anything, the colours were just slightly richer.”___Follow Andrew Dalton on Twitter: https://twitter.com/andyjamesdalton .Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press by Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press Posted Jan 23, 2019 2:45 pm PDT
By Michele KambasAs a new showdown looms over troubled Cyprus reunification talks, peace activists are clinging to the last vestiges of hope that a deal can be done ending decades of division on the ethnically split island.Every Saturday for more than a decade, people from rival sides have met over coffee at a medieval inn on the Turkish Cypriot side of Nicosia to discuss their vision of a united country.But for the past two months, their chats have had to deal with a marked slowdown in momentum at formal talks on reunification between Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci, the Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders.These formal peace talks — billed by diplomats as the best chance in decades to end the Cyprus conflict — are stuck as the two sides disagree on the way forward.Last week a UN envoy launched shuttle diplomacy to avoid the prospect of collapse, and concerns are mounting that the process could be sidelined by Greek Cypriot elections next year.Those at the coffee talks are concerned.“We are very anxious, but that makes us all the more determined for a solution,” says Andreas Paralikis, a Greek Cypriot economist who was among the first to start mingling with Turkish Cypriots after checkpoint controls were eased to allow the crossing of people in 2003.He belongs to a generation traumatised by war. He was a teenager when Turkey launched an invasion of Cyprus in 1974, carving the island into two after a brief Greek-inspired coup.Now, with other Cypriots of all ages, he sits at the Buyuk Han to debate a conflict which has been omnipresent all their lives.Over time, the group have become close friends.At the inn, retired journalist Suleyman Erguclu, a Turkish Cypriot, said the island should not give up hope.A seasoned veteran in covering what is locally known as the “Cyprob”, he experienced conflict first hand, witnessing intercommunal violence at the age of 9 in 1963. By the age of 15 he took up arms, becoming a ‘soldier at night, a student in the daytime’, and fought a war in 1974.“I don’t want my grandsons, or Mikis’s grandsons to go through the same experience,” he said.Greek Cypriot and biologist Mikis Hadjineophytou, 67, worries that failure this time could be permanent.“We have been here before. Elevated hopes, being almost there, then disappointment, depression,” he said. “I don’t think we will get another chance. Maybe we will, but it will be a much worse scenario.”Formally, the two leaders have for months been trying to forge a deal which would reunite the divided island under a federal umbrella. But talks are stuck on the agenda of a conference in Geneva which will discuss the role of Britain, Greece and Turkey in a post-settlement Cyprus.Though officially the process is open ended, they are taking place against the backdrop of plans by Greek Cypriots to push forward with exploration for natural gas offshore, an endevour Turkey says is illegal, but that Cyprus says is its sovereign right.French oil major Total plans its first exploratory drill in July.Erguclu reckons the energy issue could be a catalyst for a solution, provided everyone cooperates. It should work for both sides, he said, surrounded by coffee-drinkers yearning for a reunited country.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 Taboola
With 1.4 million flights this month Larnaca and Paphos airports are busier than ever, and passengers are advised to be at the airport at least two hours before their flight, airport operator Hermes spokesman Adamos Aspris said on Friday.“The main message to the public is that we need the passengers’ collaboration,” he said. “This doesn’t only help the airport operator but the passengers themselves.”“Travelers should follow the guidance of airport staff at all times.”So far, he added, things have been running smoothly for several reasons. For one, the operator has employed additional seasonal staff, and as well, the travellers mostly do come prepared, with their travel documents in hand and having removed items from their hand luggage with which they are not allowed to travel such as knives and scissors. All this helps the process but according to Aspris there is another reason why there have so far not been big delays during the summer months.“We are happy because the various services are well coordinated and working together makes avoiding delays possible,” he explained.Check-in usually starts more than two hours before a flight, but this varies according to the airline. Travelers can check instructions on their ticket, consult their travel agent or airline website to inform themselves and when in doubt contact the airline directly.Before approaching passport control passengers need to be sure that they have either a valid passport, or, when travelling in the EU, an ID card and other documentation such as visa for the destination country.To protect against the threat of liquid explosives, there are rules for taking liquids, aerosols and gels on flights in and out the airports.Liquids should be in containers with no more than 100 millilitres. These containers must be placed within a single, transparent, re-sealable plastic bag, which itself must not exceed one litre in capacity. The contents of the plastic bag must fit comfortably and the bag sealed.Only one transparent bag of liquids is permitted per passenger, and must be presented for examination at the security check points.Exemptions apply for some medicines and baby products that may be needed during the flight.For security checks passengers should be ready to remove their belts and objects from pockets and take off shoes with high heels.Hermes has prepared a video with security checks which is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umzlcvM8JeU.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola