U.S.: Procacci Brothers acquires family-owned prod … June 07 , 2019 Bayer faces second U.S. trial over alleged Roundup … You might also be interested in AgroFresh Solutions, Inc., a major player in produce freshness solutions, and Zest Labs, Inc., an AgTech company modernizing the post-harvest fresh food supply chain, have announced a new partnership. Through their collaboration, the corporations say they aim to strengthen their end-to-end solutions.AgroFresh says it will incorporate Zest Labs’ Zest Fresh solution into its FreshCloud Transit Insights platform.It explains the agreement will utilize both companies’ resources and strengths to improve operations, increase visibility into produce shelf life and reduce food waste.Zest Fresh to ‘accelerate’ adoption of Agro Fresh techAgroFresh’s FreshCloud platform is a data-backed, insights-driven solution for monitoring produce quality through the supply chain. With this technology, the platform predicts produce freshness, quality and optimal consumption timing.Meanwhile, AgroFresh calls Zest Fresh the post-harvest freshness management solution for today’s produce industry. It adds that Zest Fresh not only meets the industry’s freshness needs but also monitors the grower’s processes.“As we continue to prioritize data and technology to enhance produce freshness and minimize food waste, this strategic collaboration will strengthen our existing portfolio, particularly our data-centric FreshCloud platform,” comments Jordi Ferre, CEO of AgroFresh.“Zest Fresh is a natural fit with our FreshCloud Transit Insights solution and will accelerate the adoption of our technology to additional markets.” Colombian Hass avocado industry scores market acce … Peru expects 20% uptick in produce exports this ye … Expanding into new marketsPeter Mehring, CEO of Zest Labs elaborates. “AgroFresh’s offering of Zest Fresh is significant.”He considers AgroFresh a trusted global expert in post-harvest science. Furthermore, with over 3,500 customers worldwide, he believes the corporation can quickly expand Zest Fresh into new markets.“Our collective science-based, data-driven solutions and shared market vision for ensuring delivered freshness and reducing food waste provide a foundation for a successful partnership.”AgroFresh emphasizes that it has decades of experience concerning produce freshness. Due to this expertise, it says it helps its customers preserve freshness, extend peak ripeness, maximize yield and ultimately, prevent food waste.It believes Zest Fresh can complement its platform by providing analytics and freshness management expertise. AgroFresh notes this, in turn, will strengthen the visibility of key freshness metrics through distribution.Through this collaboration, AgroFresh comments that it will offer the Zest Fresh pallet-level freshness management platform for fresh produce. It adds this will be part of its FreshCloud Transit Insights solution.The corporation applauds Zest Fresh for its accomplishments. Specifically, it notes how the company has provided growers, distributors and retailers with autonomous, field-to-shelf product visibility. In addition, Zest Fresh also works to reduces waste and retail shrink up to 50% or more.As a result of this collaboration, AgroFresh says its FreshCloud solution will benefit more customers across more crops.
Virgin Galactic test pilots broke Mach 2 this morning, in the Mojave Desert, as VSS Unity took her third rocket-powered supersonic outing in less than four months. After a clean release from carrier aircraft VMS Eve at 46,500 ft, pilots Dave Mackay and Mike “Sooch” Masucci lit the spaceship’s rocket motor, before pulling up into a near vertical climb and powering towards the black sky at 2.47 times the speed of sound.The planned 42 seconds rocket burn took pilots and spaceship through the Stratosphere and, at an apogee of 170,800 ft, into the Mesosphere for the first time. This region, often referred to by scientists as the “Ignorosphere”, is an under-studied atmospheric layer because it is above the range of balloon flight, and in the future is looked to as an area for further research.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>After a safe landing back at Mojave Air and Space Port, Chief Pilot Dave Mackay summed up the experience: “It was a thrill from start to finish. Unity’s rocket motor performed magnificently again and Sooch pulled off a smooth landing. This was a new altitude record for both of us in the cockpit, not to mention our mannequin in the back, and the views of Earth from the black sky were magnificent.”Sooch added: “Having been a U2 pilot and done a lot of high altitude work, or what I thought was high altitude work, the view from 170,000 ft was just totally amazing. The flight was exciting and frankly beautiful. We were able to complete a large number of test points which will give us good insight as we progress to our goal of commercial service.”Richard Branson stands in front of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo after the third glide flight of VSS Unity, the first vehicle built by Virgin Galactic’s sister manufacturing company, The Spaceship Company.Every time VSS Unity is tested on the ground, or in the skies, the team gains experience and fresh data. This continuously improves modelling and helps them to optimise objectives as they expand the flight envelope. As it has been on previous flights, Unity’s cabin was equipped to gather data vital to the future safety and experience of Virgin’s astronaut customers. The cabin analysis systems record a host of parameters that are designed to help the team further understand the environment inside the cabin during powered flight – temperatures, pressures, humidity, acoustics, thermal response, vibration, acceleration and even radiation.The carrier aircraft, VMS Eve, was piloted today by Todd Ericson and Kelly Latimer.Congratulations to the team at Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company today for achieving another significant step towards commercial service.
The Arizona Cardinals have only had a handful of practices and have only played one preseason game. That doesn’t mean it’s too early to dissect the roster to try and figure out exactly what they need to be a true playoff contender (alright, maybe it’s a little early but this kind of talk is what we love about sports).Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug Franz thinks there is one position that will hold the Cardinals back more than any other this season. “All you have to do is win this bad division,” Franz said Friday on Doug and Wolf. ” If you win this bad division you get a home playoff game. But I think you get slaughtered in that playoff game unless you fix the No. 2 receiver spot.”The bottom line is without acquiring a No. 2 receiver, or without one on their roster emerging, the Cardinals won’t be good enough to compete in the crowded NFC.“This is a team that should go to the playoffs,” Franz told listeners. “Once you’re in you never know what would happen. With what we saw yesterday we know that is not a Super Bowl team for the Arizona Cardinals. That is not an NFC Championship Game team for the Arizona Cardinals. They are not the Philadelphia Eagles. They’re not the Falcons. They’re not the Saints. So with those statements now they need help.”While it’s easy to sit here and say the Cardinals should acquire another receiver the reality is, thanks to the Kevin Kolb deal, the team can’t afford to give up draft picks to acquire one via trade. Not to mention the free agents who have been available have either decided they didn’t want to play here, got paid more than the Cards were willing to offer or just didn’t fit the offensive system. If the team does in fact want to add another receiver, they’ll probably have to do it via free agency. Just who is available will all hinge on which guys teams decide to cut as they try to pare down their rosters. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Comments Share Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Top Stories
Flagstaff, Ariz. – Jeremy Bridges has been around the block, so to speak.The offensive lineman is about to enter his 10th NFL season, and does sohaving entered camp as the number one right tackle on the depth chart.The 32-year-old knows that isn’t really meant to last, but isperfectly fine with the arrangement.“I really don’t worry about the whole competition thing,” Bridges toldArizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf Wednesday. “The decision is going tobe made upstairs whether you like them or not.” 0 Comments Share Top Stories What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Sooner or later Bridges will hopefully give way to rookie BobbyMassie, who was selected with the hopes that he would at some pointascend to the starting right tackle role. And as it goes in the NFL, it’s Bridges’ job to make sure that happens.“If he needs any help I’ll tell him everything he needs to know,” Bridgessaid. – / 23 Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away
Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments Share Last season, Arizona Cardinals cornerback made the Pro Bowl as a punt returner. A nice achievement for a rookie, he said he hoped to one day make it back because of his skills covering wide receivers.Peterson’s done exactly that.It was announced Wednesday that the second-year pro was selected to represent the NFC in the 2013 Pro Bowl. With one game left to play, Peterson has tallied seven interceptions to go along with 53 tackles. He’s been consistently matched up with some of the NFL’s best receivers, and at one point had picked off a pass in four consecutive games. Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact An excited Peterson tweeted his reaction to the news on Wednesday night.Peterson is the only Arizona player to be selected to the Pro Bowl, while both linebacker Daryl Washington and receiver Larry Fitzgerald have been selected as alternates.The entirety of the Pro Bowl rosters can be seen here. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo
The Arizona Cardinals are one of the best stories in the NFL. Even though they’ve been besieged by injuries, suspensions and a key player signing elsewhere, Bruce Arians’ team continues to persevere.The “next man up” mantra that has become so common in the NFL has become a way of life in the desert. At the midway point of the 2014 seasons, the Cardinals are 7-1 and undoubtedly one of the best teams in the league. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comments Share But one of the reasons why the Cardinals’ story is so amazing is that they’ve achieved this level of success without any one single player having an unbelievable season.Instead, every player has made a contribution. It makes for an interesting argument about who the choice would be if the Cardinals were to hand out a midseason Most Valuable Player award.We polled the staff of Arizona Sports about that very subject, and here’s what they had to say:Ron Wolfley Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
Cardinals coach Arians has long admired Bucs QB Winston (TampaBay.com)Jameis Winston was a sophomore in high school when he first left an impression on Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, who met the quarterback at a football camp Arians ran with his son in Birmingham, Ala.Dirk Koetter has long history with Carson Palmer, Cards (TampaBay.com)The cool thing is that Koetter has been going up against Palmer since 2001, when both were in the Pac-10, with Koetter as head coach at Arizona State and Palmer at USC. In 2001, his Trojans beat Koetter’s Sun Devils 48-17 — he went 18-for-26 for 295 yards and three touchdowns; a year later, it was a 34-13 USC win and he threw for 214 and two scores, giving him five TDs and no interceptions in the two meetings.Jameis Winston: Bruce Arians ‘inspired me to go after a Super Bowl’ (ESPN.com)“He really motivated me to go after a Super Bowl,” Winston said. “He showed me that Pittsburgh one (from when Arians was offensive coordinator with the Steelers, coincidentally won in Tampa after the 2008 season)… it was gorgeous, so he really inspired me to go after a Super Bowl.”Wednesday, September 14 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Bucs Jameis Winston named NFC Offensive Player of the Week (Tampa Bay Times) Bucs hoping for first 2-0 start since 2010 (ESPN.com)The Bucs are coming off their first Week 1 road win since 2005 and their first Week 1 division road win since 1990. They are hoping to go 2-0 for the first time since 2010.The defending NFC West champion Cardinals are hoping to avoid their first 0-2 start in 11 years.Winston Named Air Player of the Week (Buccaneers.com)After a standout performance against the Falcons, Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has been named the FedEx Air Player of the Week for Week 1. Winston completed 23 of 32 passes for 281 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Buccaneers to victory, 31-24. He finished the game with a passer rating of 122.6, which was the third-highest of any quarterback in the league. Thursday, September 15TE Danny Vitale happy to be back with Bucs on practice squad (TampaBay.com)The last two weeks have been difficult for rookie tight end Danny Vitale, who was waived by the Bucs in their final cuts, then claimed by the Bills, only to be waived on his initial physical exam over concerns about a shoulder injury.So about that Bucs trade to draft Roberto Aguayo …(TampaBay.com)As much has been made about the Bucs’ trade to move up 15 spots and draft FSU kicker Roberto Aguayo in April, the deal took an interesting twist Wednesday that serves as a reminder of what a crapshoot the NFL draft can be at all positions. Tillman is still revered in Arizona, 12 years after his death. Koetter has coached football for 34 years, but his longest stay anywhere was at Arizona State, and he was on the sideline when Tillman’s jersey was posthumously retired in 2004. Monday, September 12DE Jacquies Smith (knee) out for season (Tampa Bay Times)The Bucs have lost DE Jacquies Smith to a season-ending knee injury, placing him on injured reserve Monday after he was injured in punt coverage in Sunday’s win against the Falcons.Bucs linebackers Alexander, David have look of stardom (Tampa Bay Times)The NFL should prepare for this: Alexander and Lavonte David are budding superstars and on the verge of becoming the best tandem of linebackers in the league.Jones: Bucs’ feelings for Dirk Koetter flow in victorious locker room (TBO.com) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have taken on the team known as the Cardinals in three different states and five different stadiums over four decades of head-to-head play…and they really haven’t decided anything. After 18 thunderous clashes with that not-too-heated rival from the NFC West (late of the NFC East), it’s nine up and nine down for the Buccaneers. Perhaps just as impressive was the fact that Winston’s four touchdowns were to four different receivers — Brandon Myers, Charles Sims, Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Mike Evans. In fact, Winston connected with eight different players in completing 23 of 33 passes with four TDs and one INT. His 122.6 passer rating was the third-highest of any quarterback in the league.Series bragging rights on the line Sunday (Buccaneers.com) Why Bucs coach Dirk Koetter’s office is decorated with one framed jersey- Pat Tillman’s (Tampa Bay Times) Top Stories Alan Cross returns, Buccaneers add LB (Buccaneers.com) The Arizona Cardinals are coming off what general manager Steve Keim called an “unacceptable” loss against the New England Patriots in Week 1 on Sunday Night Football, losing 23-21.With the Cardinals figuring out what went wrong against the Patriots, the young NFL season is rolling on to Week 2, where the Cardinals will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.In season opener against the Atlanta Falcons, the Bucs came away with a 31-24 victory in the Georgia Dome. Quarterback Jameis Winston had a solid performance, as he went 23-for-33 for 281 yards and four touchdowns, along with one pick for a QBR of 90.3. Bucs turn to young players Jones, Lambert to fill pass-rush hole (TampaBay.com)As the Bucs move forward without DE Jacquies Smith, lost to a season-ending knee injury Sunday, they’ll look to second-year pro Howard Jones and rookie DaVonte Lambert to pick up larger roles in the outside pass rush.Shepard, Alexander ready for LSU reunion against Cardinals (TampaBay.com)Bucs receiver Russell Shepard, the lone offensive player among the six, said he’s stayed close with his former Tigers teammates and is looking forward to the chance to go up against them on Sunday.“I’m close with all of them,” Shepard said. “I spent two years with (Pat) Peterson. He was the model guy, taught everybody how to come in, be a pro, do certain things. Me and Tyrann (Mathieu) are pretty close. (Linebacker) Kevin Minter was my roommate for three years. (Cornerback) Tharold Simon, I worked out with him in Houston pre-draft when we came out together. Even Lamar Louis, who they just put on (injured reserve), I recruited him.”Bucs welcome buzz created by opening win, vow to stay focused (ESPN.com)There is a buzz around town this week about their football team, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers players can feel it — even if a large majority of them can slip under the radar without being recognized. They pulled off a 31-24 win against the Atlanta Falcons, their first season-opening win on the road since 2005, and that already has people talking. “This game is over. Clock ticks zero and it’s over. Now we move on to Arizona. We beat Atlanta, but … now we have to move on to the next one. We have to have that mentality. We have to move on to the next game.”Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald will challenge Bucs’ secondary (ESPN)The Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Arizona Cardinals this week in Glendale. The Bucs are coming off a 31-24 win over the Falcons while the Cardinals were narrowly beaten by the New England Patriots in a 23-21 loss.Bucs will continue to use WR Shorts on kickoff return (Tampa Bay Times)The Bucs’ season opener saw all but one opposing kickoff go for a touchback, but coach Dirk Koetter said he’ll have new receiver Cecil Shorts back deep again Sunday when Tampa Bay plays at Arizona. The Bucs won their season opener for the first time since 2012 and were the only NFC South team to notch a victory in Week 1.All week, we’ll keep you updated on the Buccaneers and their preparations for the Cardinals as we go Behind Enemy Lines.Friday, September 16As Mike Evans’ psyche improves, so does the Bucs receiver’s game (TampaBay.com)Something is different about Mike Evans. He got 5 yards behind the defense and was as alone as the goal post in the end zone on the first series against Atlanta on Sunday when Jameis Winston sailed a pass over his head, which is hard to do with a 6-foot-5 receiver.Bucs seek rare 2-0 start on road to open season (TampaBay.com)Just how rare is it for an NFL team to open a season with two games on the road and still begin the year 2-0, as the Bucs try to do on Sunday?The NFL doesn’t hand teams back-to-back road games to start a season often — just four teams had that this year, and in their first 40 seasons, the Bucs opened with two road games just four times. Across the NFL, over the past five seasons, only one NFL team — the 2013 Miami Dolphins, no less — opened its season with back-to-back road wins. Comments Share Tuesday, September 13Buccaneers sign RB Jacquizz Rodgers to one-year deal (ESPN)One day after losing pass rusher Jacquies Smith for the season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed running back Jacquizz Rodgers to a one-year deal, a source tells ESPN. The move reunites him with Dirk Koetter and Mike Smith, his former offensive coordinator and head coach, respectively, with the Atlanta Falcons. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Tight end Alan Cross, one of four undrafted rookies who originally made the 53-man roster, has returned to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a member of the practice squad.
NFL Power Rankings: Patriots and Steelers don’t look like AFC favoritesCardinals rank: #18 (▲4)At least Carson Palmer has looked like a capable quarterback the past two weeks. The Cardinals desperately need to get healthy, especially along the offensive line, but they’ll be competitive as long as Palmer throws the ball like he has the past couple weeks. Each week in The Consensus, we’ll give you a look at where national outlets (and we here at ArizonaSports.com) are placing the Cardinals in their league pecking order. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Arizona Sports’ NFL Power Rankings Week 4: Chiefs reign; Cardinals plummetCardinals rank: #23 (▼5) Once elite tackle Jared Veldheer and guard Evan Boehm look utterly lost on the right side of Arizona’s line. — Craig MorganWeek 4 NFL Power Rankings: Let’s talk about your QBCardinals rank: #21 (–) Palmer had his best passing game of the season Monday night, but six sacks were too much to overcome. He’s now 1-9-1 when taking four or more sacks as a Cardinal, and unfortunately for him and Arizona, he’ll be facing defensive linemen such as Fletcher Cox, Gerald McCoy and Aaron Donald in upcoming weeks.NFL Power Rankings, Week 4: Titans hit top five; Steelers plungeCardinals rank: #24 (▼5)Wonderful opening drive, then … wot happened? Randomly came across that phraseology recently while perusing the 1979 Pocket Book of Pro Football. (Yes, I. Am. A. Football. Nerd.) Appropriate for this blurb, though, because the late-’70s Cardinals declined after losing coach Don Coryell and dynamic RB Terry Metcalf (to the CFL), with hopes rested on an aging quarterback. Sound familiar? Carson Palmer might not be Jim Hart, but this could be his final season. Maybe Larry Fitzgerald’s, too. Bruce Arians’, as well? With David Johnson — who’s as dynamic as Terry Metcalf — out of action, is this 2017 version of the Cards on a similarly depressing downswing? The way the Arizona Cardinals started their Monday Night Football contest Week 3 indicated that Bruce Arians’ team might be ready to make a push. They dominated the first half of play in every way but on the scoreboard and were tied with the Cowboys 7-7.Dallas controlled the second half and earned a 28-17 victory that leaves the Cardinals wondering if they can put together a complete game.The loss took its toll on the Cardinals in various NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 4. The MMQB NFL Power Rankings Poll, Week 4: Titans Look Good in the Top 10, Dolphins Take a Hit, and a New No. 32!Cardinals rank: #25 (▼3)No comment. NFL Power Rankings: Where Does Every Team Stand Heading into Week 4?Cardinals rank: #25 (▼2)The Arizona Cardinals had the Dallas Cowboys on the ropes early on Monday night. Here’s a shocker: They found a way to screw it up. This has become an alarming trend for Arizona over the past two years. The Cardinals were up 7-0 and then had a touchdown called back. Then, Phil Dawson missed a field goal. Arizona lost control of the game from there.The Cardinals allowed Ezekiel Elliott to get some momentum. It also let Dak Prescott get out of the pocket, where he made some big plays and beat Justin Bethel and Tyrann Mathieu on 50-50 balls. Still, the defense overall is a good unit.The concern for Arizona is the offense. With no David Johnson, there’s little punch in the run game. That’s a problem for Carson Palmer. It makes the offense one-dimensional, and the offensive line is horrible in pass protection. That line should be embarrassed with how many times five guys were beaten by the three-man rush. Week Three power rankingsCardinals rank: #25 (▼2)This team can’t get to the playoffs if its quarterback keeps taking damage. NFL Power Rankings: The Chiefs are for real, but is anybody else any good?Cardinals rank: #20 (▼3) They are 1-2 and injuries have killed them. They just can’t get anything going on offense with all the problems. 2 Comments Share Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires USA Today Power Rankings – Week 4Cardinals rank: #24 (▲1)Even with passing game and defense rounding into shape, the absence of RB David Johnson continues to haunt this sinking squad. This is an issue that isn’t going to go away for the Cardinals. The defense is good, but the offense is inconsistent and is going to cost the team games. Arizona Cardinals fans watch the second half of NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cowboys won 28-17. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling NFL Power Rankings: Falcons hold another early lead over PatriotsCardinals rank: #23 (▼3)Things are drying up in the desert, as the door is closing on the NFL’s oldest team. There’s time to recover in a suddenly weak NFC West, but they need David Johnson to get healthy enough to help. – / 32
Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Brittan Golden (10) celebrates his touchdown against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) The Arizona Cardinals have placed receiver Brittan Golden on injured reserve and re-signed running back Bronson Hill, the team announced Tuesday.Golden’s placement on IR was expected after he suffered a broken arm against the Washington Redskins on Sunday.Hill was released by the Cardinals on Saturday after appearing on the active roster for two games following his elevation from the practice squad on Nov. 29. Hill had originally been signed to the practice squad on Nov. 20. A product of Eastern Michigan, Hill was signed by Buffalo in 2015 as an undrafted rookie free agent.Hill has spent his career on the practice squad of four teams, including the Bears, Dolphins, Saints, and Vikings. His only game action came in 2016 with the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he recorded two carries for 11 yards in three appearances.In addition to Hill, the Cardinals also signed linebacker Vontarrius Dora and receiver Rashad Ross to the practice squad, releasing linebacker Kevin Snyder.Dora rejoins the Cardinals after spending Week 5 on the practice squad.Dora entered the league with the Broncos as an undrafted rookie free agent from Louisiana Tech in 2016. In his short career, he has appeared in one game, and most recently was on the Colts practice squad before he was released on Nov. 14.Rashad Ross joins the Cardinals after he was released by Buffalo on Sept. 2.A local product from Arizona State, Ross has appeared in 20 games with Chicago in 2014 and Washington in 2015-16 since he was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2013 by Tennessee.In his career, Ross has returned 34 kicks for 812 yards, averaging 23.9 yards per return. In addition, Ross has nine career catches for 192 yards and a touchdown. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 0 Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo
Go back to the e-newsletterSilver Spirit will enter dry dock at the industry-leading Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo this week, where she will remain until 1 May. She will undergo large-scale refurbishment works, which will include the insertion of a prebuilt 15-metre-long segment into the ship’s midsection, making her the first luxury ship to be lengthened in this manner. With the aim of augmenting the onboard experience for Silversea guests, the project will dramatically enhance each of the ship’s public spaces with beautiful interior design, taking inspiration from the cruise line’s flagship vessel, Silver Muse, which was delivered by Fincantieri in April last year.“Based on the wonderful feedback from guests sailing aboard our beautiful Silver Muse, we believe the comprehensive makeover we have planned for Silver Spirit will enrich the onboard experience and be equally appreciated by guests. They will see many of Silver Muse‘s innovations and elevated comforts embodied by our re-imagined Silver Spirit,” says Christian Sauleau, executive vice president of fleet operations for Silversea.While some areas will grow in size, evoking the feel of spaciousness and enhancing comfort, special measures have been made to retain the ship’s bijou feel. Silversea’s trademark level of service will also continue: the improved Silver Spirit will enjoy an impressive crew-to-guest ratio of 1:1.48.Following a lengthy phase of research, the turn-key transformation of Silver Spirit will amplify everything that matters most to Silversea’s guests: dining options will increase in variation and advance in quality; additional suites will enrich the onboard accommodation; stylish décor enhancements will be made to existing suites and the ship’s public areas; the pool deck area will be enlarged and re-imagined; the addition of a new health and fitness centre will improve wellness facilities; and various other amenities, such as the casino, will undergo tasteful transformations.Following the enormous success of the distinct gastronomic concepts offered aboard Silver Muse, the dining options on Silver Spirit will be re-imagined to increase choice and improve guests’ experiences: delivering gastronomic authenticity from across the world, Atlantide, Indochine, Spaccanapoli, and Silver Note will be installed to complement the existing Seishin, La Dame, The Grill, and La Terrazza – each of which will undergo refurbishment. Inspired by guest feedback, menus will be altered across the ship’s prevailing restaurants.Elsewhere, new public spaces will elevate the overall comfort of the ship. A new addition to Silver Spirit, the Arts Café – an innovative, modern, multi-faceted area – will stimulate guests’ senses on the eighth deck. Offering a relaxed setting for readers and tea/coffee lovers, the Arts Café will display exhibitions and performances. Inspired by Silversea’s Italian heritage, Dolce Vita will occupy pride of place on the ship. It will be an elegant venue in which sophisticated travellers will gather, interact, and make lifelong friends. Cool cocktails will provide the perfect accompaniments to the smooth sound of live piano. Guests also stand to benefit from the installation of the Zagara Spa – a blissful sanctuary that proved to be extremely popular on Silver Muse – and a fitness centre that will boast state-of-the-art facilities.The lengthening project will create 34 new luxury suites, as well as a Balsorano suite – the pinnacle of onboard accommodation, which will be adorned with decorative items that are of personal value to Silversea’s chairman, Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio di Balsorano de Clunieres. The best existing suites on Silver Spirit’s will grow in their appeal, with the addition of handmade Savoir® mattresses, horse hair toppers, and new HD screens for guests’ comfort.On 6 May, Silver Spirit will commence her service with a seven-day cruise between Civitavecchia (Rome) and Barcelona, calling at Porto-Vecchio, Corsica; Livorno; Portofino; Cannes; and Marseilles. Fares start from €3800 per person with special savings for those bookings made before 31 March.Go back to the e-newsletter
RelatedLess people book flights with European airlines in 2008Less people book flights with European airlines in 2008Number of flight passengers falls during NovemberThe number of passengers who took flights in November has fallen by 4.7 percent compared to the same month last year.European airlines may have to reduce passenger capacity furtherEuropean airlines may have to reduce passenger capacity further The number of airline passengers booking flights in Europe in July fell by 2.3 percent compared to the same month last year.This is according to figures from the Association of European Airlines (AEA), with the rate of decline being largest in the in the north Atlantic region (down by 4.3 per cent).The far east also suffered a decline of -3.9 percent, while cross-border services within Europe declined by 3.4 percent.AEA secretary general Ulrich Schulte-Strathaus explained that the premium travel market has been hardest hit by the global financial and economic crises.”Airlines across Europe are offering great deals to business passengers, but are still not managing to re-energise the market,” he commented.In better news, there was a growth in passenger numbers in both African and Middle Eastern services.The AEA recently expressed concern over the ongoing trend of airports increasing the fees they charge to airline customers.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map
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International R&B superstar Alicia Keys has been confirmed as the headlining performer for the sixth annual Cayman jazz fest, December 3 – 5, 2009. Music aficionados will relax amongst Cayman’s gorgeous scenery while enjoying the smooth, unique beats of the weekend filled with some of the world’s most renowned jazz and R&B performers. Ms. Keys will be performing her extremely popular, signature style of singing and jazz piano the Saturday night of jazz fest, December 5th.www.caymanislands.ky/jazzfest
Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, prominently situated at the entrance of CityCenter, the extraordinary new urban resort destination, will introduce the award-winning cuisine of three-star Michelin Chef Pierre Gagnaire at the hotel’s signature restaurant, Twist by Pierre Gagnaire. Opening in December 2009, Twist will be Gagnaire’s first restaurant in the United States. The innovative menu will infuse the simplicity of classic French cuisine with a modern spin, relying on a pairing of flavors and textures for which Gagnaire is known.Located on the 23rd floor of the hotel, the Adam D. Tihany designed signature restaurant, seating 74, will feature a dramatic, glass staircase leading up to a suspended wine loft. More than 300 gold globes will illuminate the space, appearing to float in the air across the ceiling. Elevated tables will allow every guest a view from the floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the Las Vegas Strip.Also located on the 23rd floor with windows overlooking the spectacular Vegas skyline, the 82-seat Mandarin Bar will redefine Las Vegas nightlife. Appealing to locals as well as leisure and business travelers alike, this chic venue will provide an elegant respite from the bustling bars of the Las Vegas Strip. Decorated with plush furnishings, the Mandarin Bar will offer creative snacks, and an extensive cocktail menu. A team of molecular mixologists will be available to develop customized concoctions upon request, and there will also be a separate VIP room, available by reservation.In addition to Twist by Pierre Gagnaire, diners will have the option to enjoy several other dining options within Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas including Mozen Bistro, an all-day contemporary kitchen theater with a sushi bar, noodle bar and rotisserie. The cuisine at Mozen Bistro will reflect the best of Asia along with American classics. The property will also feature an intimate 30-seat Tea Lounge, serving a wide menu of teas and High Tea rituals; a Poolside Café offering market-fresh fare, smoothies and sorbets; and the street-level, Amore Patisserie, with a selection of freshly baked pastries and cakes as well as sandwiches, coffee, teas, hand-made chocolate and gelato.www.mandarinoriental.com/lasvegas
NEW YORK – As a result of the nation’s continued economic uncertainty and faltering credit markets, private jet charter will grow as people sell their planes to reduce overhead or opt out of renewing their fractional commitments, according to Jeffrey Menaged, CEO of Chief Executive Air.“Our customer acquisition rate continues to accelerate, thanks in part to our long held policy of everyday value pricing and because private jet charter has no upfront cost,” said Menaged. “We feel that in today’s volatile market people are looking to preserve cash and capital. Private jet charter requires no initial investment and allows people to pay as they go.Menaged predicts that as an on-demand charter company, Chief Executive Air may see a decline in business from a marginal user, but it will gain considerable market share among frequent fliers like high net worth individuals and big corporations for whom private travel is a necessity thanks to the company’s unique pay-as-you-fly approach.
The Queen and Duchess Meghan make 1st joint appearance by The Associated Press Posted Jun 14, 2018 6:35 am PDT Last Updated Jun 14, 2018 at 11:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit the Storyhouse Chester, in Chester, England, Thursday, June 14, 2018. (Phil Noble/Pool Photo via AP) LONDON – The former Meghan Markle made her first joint appearance with Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, taking a special royal train to events in northwestern England.The Queen and the Duchess of Sussex, as Markle is now known, joined the rest of Britain in observing a minute of silence at midday to honour the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire on the anniversary of the deadly London blaze.Aside from that sombre moment, the day was filled with smiles and cheers as the 92-year-old monarch and 36-year-old former actress paired up.They wore contrasting colours, the duchess choosing a cream Givenchy pencil dress and the Queen in a lime green coat-dress and matching hat. The duchess was also wearing diamond-and-pearl earrings that were a gift from the Queen.The Queen seemed comfortable in the company of Britain’s newest senior royal, and the two shared a few smiles on their first travelling engagement together.Their first stop featured a performance by local schoolchildren in the town of Widnes, near Liverpool. It was followed by events including the unveiling of a plaque to officially open the Mersey Gateway Bridge.The two royals were greeted by cheering crowds in the city of Chester, where they observed the minute of silence.The Queen worked one side of the street, greeting well-wishers, while the duchess walked down the other side, chatting with residents and showing her wedding ring to a small group of well-wishers.The duchess, a former actress on the TV show “Suits,” is easing into royal duties after marrying Prince Harry last month at Windsor Castle.
Garth Brooks to play Notre Dame Stadium’s 1st music concert FILE – In this Nov. 8, 2017 file photo, musician Garth Brooks poses in the press room with the award for entertainer of the year at the 51st annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Brooks has announced plans to play the first-ever concert at the Notre Dame Stadium. The country superstar wouldn’t say the actual date of the show during a press conference Monday, July 9, 2018 in Nashville, Tenn., because he said he was waiting on the football team’s schedule to be finalized. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) by Kristin M. Hall, The Associated Press Posted Jul 9, 2018 12:06 pm PDT Last Updated Jul 9, 2018 at 12:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Fighting Irish and country music will come together on the gridiron, with Garth Brooks announcing plans to play the first-ever music concert at Notre Dame’s football stadium.The country superstar joined famed former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz during a press conference Monday in Nashville, Tennessee.Brooks says a date hasn’t been set because organizers are waiting on the football team’s schedule to be finalized.Holtz joked that fans wouldn’t always leave the stadium happy when he was coaching. But he says “they will definitely be happy when they leave the stadium after Garth Brooks.”Brooks says he can’t wait to introduce his fans to Notre Dame, hinting the Indiana school was the first of more touring announcements to come.Brooks wrapped up a major three-year tour last year.
by John Carucci, The Associated Press Posted May 10, 2019 9:03 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ‘Game of Thrones’ is a family affair for Priyanka Chopra Actress Priyanka Chopra attends the Vineyard Vines for Target launch event at Brookfield Place on Thursday, May 9, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP) NEW YORK — Priyanka Chopra finds watching “Game of Thrones” a family affair.Not just because of the huge gatherings she often joins to watch each episode, but because her sister-in-law, Sophie Turner, is “so amazing.”“I’m married to a ‘Game of Thrones’ family, I guess,” Chopra said.Turner, who recently married Joe Jonas, plays Sansa Stark on the HBO series.“The last episode, I wasn’t in town, but I think everyone else in the family got together, like 50 people, and watched the episode. My husband is a huge, huge fan,” Chopra said during an interview while promoting a new campaign to celebrate diversity.Chopra, who has lobbied for more inclusion in the entertainment industry, recently partnered with global skin care brand Obagi as an ambassador for the Skinclusion initiative.The heart of its mission centres on creating dialogue for inclusion and raising awareness of unconscious bias. That’s something Chopra saw first-hand as a young girl growing up in India as the daughter of two physicians.While she grew up comfortably, her parents would provide medical care in smaller, impoverished villages. That provided a glimpse into a different way of life.She recalls not understanding the different set of rules for girls from lower socio-economic backgrounds, and how that treatment was normalized.“I’ve been told that I can have whatever job I want and be successful at it if I have an aptitude. Whereas these girls were being told that your life has been decided for you,” Chopra said.When Chopra came to the United States, she was a victim of bigotry, and that had an impact on her. In high school, she “was called Brownie, Curry, go back on the elephant you came on, and that really affected me when I was a kid. It affected my self-esteem,” Chopra said.But instead of withering, the actress and former Miss World said she was not going to be a victim, and she was going to make sure others didn’t feel that way either.Chopra dreams of a better world when she’s ready to start a family with her husband, Nick Jonas.“I do want to create a world for my future kids where they don’t have to think about diversity, where they’re not talking about it because it’s normal,” Chopra said.While Chopra can’t wait to find out what happens in the final episodes of “Game of Thrones,” it’s bittersweet for her.“I’m so sad it’s over, though. The world will mourn,” she said with a smile.___Follow John Carucci at http://www.twitter.com/jacarucciJohn Carucci, The Associated Press
December 3, 2001October Workshop Graduation!Although we are well into the NovemberWorkshop, we wanted to post the October Grad photos. 12 of the 18 workshop participants became short or long-term residents!Not pictured: Anthony and Mac[Photos and text by: Jennifer Thornton] Workshop Wrap-upDuring seminar week Alexandra was caught doing handstands in the Vaults. Some of the Workshop divided their time between construction and the Planning Department.Planning is charge of the design as well as drafting the drawings of the East Crescent Complex. Chris and Dennis used the Hilte in unit 10 of Phase V of the East Crescent Construction. Anthony and Mac hosted a barbeque & basketball tournament in Camp on one of the sunny weekend afternoons. Close-up of some of the graduates. Picking and curing our olives for Arcosanti Organics was a major project for the Landscaping Department.Liz shows off some of the harvest. Game spectators Chris, Carrie and Marlene.
May 20, 2005 Participants of the April 17. 2005 workshop graduate. Congratulations to Christopher Brown. Christopher continues at Arcosanti as a planning intern. [Photo & Text: sa] At the end of each workshop, participants and staff get together for a workshop evaluation. [Photo & Text: sa] Graduate Andrew Woodard continues as a construction volunteer. [Photo & Text: sa] Graduate Joanna Wice continues with a agriculture internship. Nicola Maggiaioli also graduates. Nicola continues as a construction volunteer.