Top Stories Comments Share “Let’s not color or judgment for last year based on a 5-11 season, I think that’s the easy thing to do,” he said. “Our guys worked hard last year in camp, we had some things that didn’t go the way we wanted them to go in season.”Yeah, that sounds about right. Then again, last year’s camp featured uncertainty at quarterback, as the team was trying to see if Matt Leinart could be the one to replace the retired Kurt Warner. That isn’t the case now, as the team acquired Kevin Kolb so that he could be the starter. Period.That alone makes things just a little different this time around.“When we get to the season, if we win football games that’s the only thing that matters,” Whisenhunt said. “I will say that I do like the way our team’s working.”That’s good to hear, especially because there is so much to work on before the September 11 regular season opener.ArizonaSports.com’s Craig Grialou contributed to this report D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke All things considered, the Arizona Cardinals are having a good training camp.Since the team’s first practice on July 30th up until now, the team has had to integrate new players, learn a new scheme on defense, all while preparing for games. Oh, and they didn’t have new acquisitions for the first few days of camp.Things have gone well for the team, but head coach Ken Whisenhunt does not want people to assume that a good camp will lead to a better season.
The Arizona Cardinals’ newest quarterback may have just been plucked off the waiver wire, but many fans are hoping to see Brian Hoyer take some snaps before the 2012 season ends.ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski told Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo the 27-year-old will need at least a week or two with the Cardinals before he will be ready for game action, with the team needing to very much simplify the gameplan for a player without much time in the system. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact However, Jaworski added he is a fan of the former Patriots backup.“I’m surprised Brian Hoyer was available after he was released by the New England Patriots earlier this year,” Jaworski said. “I liked Brian when he was coming out.“I thought what I saw of him on tape in New England, you know he had extensive preseason work, very limited regular season work, but I thought he had a shot to be an NFL quarterback.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments Share Top Stories
Being in Arizona is not new for Antoine Cason.The defensive back, who signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals in March, played his college ball at the University of Arizona — where he starred — before becoming a first-round pick of the San Diego Chargers’ in 2008. The 27-year-old, who was a guest of Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo Monday, said the decision to come back to Arizona was about the situation feeling right. “It just seemed like a great fit for me and everyone wanted to win,” he said. Cason pointed to the coaching staff as a big reason for him deciding to sign on the dotted line. “The vibe felt right for me and I really, really felt right coming here and being a part of it.”Cason has been a productive player in five NFL seasons, tallying 12 interceptions and four forced fumbles. He is joining a secondary that, outside of Patrick Peterson, has a lot of moving parts and quite a few unknown entities. Where exactly he fits is up in the air, but Cason has goals.“I’m looking to be a starter here,” he said. “I come to compete, I come to play. I know my abilities. I’ve started in this league and had some success.”Carson is not arrogant; he knows he still has room to improve as well as stiff competition for a starting role. Because along with Peterson and Cason, the Cardinals also have Javier Arenas, Justin Bethel, Jamell Fleming, Josh Hill, Bryan McCann, Jerraud Powers and Ronnie Yell listed as cornerbacks on the depth chart.“What it really boils down to for me is to come out and do the things I know I’m capable of,” he said. “I’m not worried about what anyone else is doing at this point in time. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Your browser does not support the audio element. “Training camp is for me to continue to get better, which I will do, continue to compete, continue to work on the things that are going to allow me to put myself in a great position to be a starter here.” – / 25 Top Stories Comments Share LISTEN: Antoine Cason, Cardinals CB Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo
85 Comments Share Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The woes of the Arizona Cardinals start to the season have been well documented, and led to the decision to bench starting quarterback Sam Bradford.When one door closes, another door opens and rookie Josh Rosen made the most of what little he had to work with during his first career start in place of Bradford, a 20-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.Despite sloppy offensive line play and five dropped passes, Rosen’s grade by Pro Football Focus was the highest by anyone on the Cardinals offense at 87.1. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The total was also the highest ever by a rookie starting quarterback since the site started tracking quarterback grades in 2006.Related LinksPack leader: Josh Rosen leads rookie quarterbacks in Week 4The 5: Best throws from Josh Rosen’s debut as the Cardinals’ starterJosh Rosen combats WR drops, leads Cardinals to first half TDRosen’s grade surpassed Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield who graded out at 84.3 in his debut against the New York Jets in Week 3.Unfortunately for Rosen, the rest of the Cardinals offense did not grade out so well. Tight end Ricky Seals-Jones, who graded out with a score of 70.8, was the only player besides Rosen on the Cardinals offense to receive a grade over 70.Rosen will try again to translate his individual accomplishments to the Cardinals first win of the season as they take on another NFC West opponent, the San Francisco 49ers during their Week 5 matchup. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Top Stories
Top Stories The Arizona Cardinals fell to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, keeping them second in the 2019 NFL Draft order through Week 12.Arizona’s strength of schedule, which acts as a tiebreaker for teams with the same record, took a slight hit against the 8-3 Chargers. That and the San Francisco 49ers’ defeat at the hands of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which improved to San Francisco’s strength of schedule, moved the top two teams closer to one another than they were heading into the week. Across the rest of the bottom-rung of the NFL standings, the results in Week 12 made for seven teams who are within 2.0 games of the 2-9 Niners, Cardinals and Oakland Raiders.Those three teams, in that order, sit atop the NFL Draft order with five more weeks to play in the season.Related LinksCardinals have looming decision over Steve Wilks after loss to ChargersRapid Reaction: Cardinals again embarrassed in loss to ChargersChargers’ Philip Rivers sets NFL records against CardinalsIt’s time to start thinking about the Cardinals’ spot in the NFL DraftHere are a few rules about how the NFL Draft order is set:• The top of the draft order is decided by the inverse winning percentage of non-playoff teams.• Tiebreakers are based on inverse strength of schedule — the aggregate winning percentage of a team’s opponents. In other words, the team that played the weakest schedule with the worst combined record will earn a higher pick.Here’s a look at the top of the NFL Draft order after Week 12. PickTeamRecordStrength of schedule Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 10Tampa Bay Buccaneers4-7.528 (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) 1San Francisco 49ers2-9.511 2 Comments Share 8Detroit Lions4-7.511 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 3Oakland Raiders2-9.557 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 9Buffalo Bills4-7.517 2Arizona Cardinals2-9.528 4New York Jets3-8.503 6Jacksonville Jaguars3-8.5387Atlanta Falcons4-7.509 5New York Giants3-8.511
Go back to the e-newsletterLuxury safari camp and lodge operator Elewana has opened a new luxury tented camp on the site of the former Loisaba Lodge. Every room in Loisaba Tented Camp enjoys spectacular views stretching across the Laikipia Plains to Mount Kenya. The 22,662-hectare Loisaba Conservancy spans three ecosystems offering a variety of beautiful landscapes and incredible game viewing, including the opportunity to see the rare Northern species including reticulated giraffe and Grevy’s zebra and one of the best places in East Africa to see wild dog.Elewana has been chosen by Loisaba Conservancy, with support from The Nature Conservancy (TNC), to partner with it in the development and management of its primary tourism assets in this critically important conservation area that has been recently secured by TNC for ongoing protection for the foreseeable future. The new camp is part of the Elewana Collection – a portfolio of fifteen properties spanning the highlights of East Africa’s safari and beach offerings.Loisaba Tented Camp comprises six stylish and extremely spacious ensuite tents (three double/three convertible twin/double), three family combinations each consisting of two ensuite tents with adjoining walkway. The Private Residence houses three ensuite tents (one family combination and one convertible tent) complemented with a private bar, dining area and infinity pool. Not least of all, the property will reflect Elewana and TNC’s commitment to the environment by limiting its ecological footprint wherever possible.The bar and restaurant allow guests to absorb the incredible landscape whilst enjoying a sundowner or choosing from the small à la carte menu where the chef endeavours to source ingredients from a 50-kilometre radius including fresh produce from the camp’s well stocked gardens. Typical dishes might include a duo of carrot and beetroot soup with basil oil and sour cream, or deep fried brie with cucumber and mango pickle followed by pea and lemon risotto with grilled baby leeks and poached egg, or crispy pork belly with roasted beets, glazed baby onions and whole grain mustard sauce.Aside from game viewing, the Loisaba Tented Camp enjoys two infinity pools (one for guests in the Private Residence) and a plethora of activities including bush walks, mountain biking, camel riding, lion tracking, horse riding (for experienced riders), fishing, local village excursions and the opportunity to spend a morning with the resident sniffer dogs, Warrior and Machine.The new Loisaba Conservancy is the result of substantial support by The Nature Conservancy and the consequential transition in the ownership of the wildlife conservancy and wilderness to the Loisaba Community Trust. TNC’s move to help secure the land ensures that the conservancy delivers vital benefits and support for neighbouring communities, the wildlife, and all Kenyans for the foreseeable future. It also ensures Loisaba’s role as a critical sanctuary and corridor for elephants and other wildlife long into the future, as well as providing refuge for one of Kenya’s most stable lion populations and an abundance of other wildlife including Grevy’s zebra, wild dogs, leopard and cheetah.Loisaba represents the single largest conservation investment in East Africa in 2014/15 and was born from a partnership between The Nature Conservancy, Space for Giants and The Northern Rangelands Trust. In recognition that responsible tourism is vital to long-term conservation, a third of the investment will contribute to tourism infrastructure.Commenting on the partnership, Karim Wissanji, Elewana’s CEO, said, “The partnership with The Nature Conservancy highlights Elewana’s passion and commitment to conservation, one that is reflected in its support (financial and otherwise) for this exciting new project; a project that sits at the very heart of TNC’s community, wildlife and land conservation philosophies and their important collaboration with tourism.”Matthew Brown, Africa Conservation Director, The Nature Conservancy remarks, “Tourism support helps make Loisaba a self-sustaining engine for peace, community development, and wildlife conservation. This is an innovative example of how Africa can both preserve its heritage and create economic opportunities for its people. We are excited to be working with Elewana.”The Elewana Collection is also now managing the famous Loisaba Star Beds. June 2015 saw the completion of a US$150,000 refurbishment of the Star Beds. The upgraded Star Beds now consist of four accommodation platforms (previously there were three), including one family skybed and a new dining area with a stunning stargazing platform. Guests at the Loisaba Starbeds and Tented Camp have the entire conservancy to themselves.The Loisaba Conservancy provides a critical and secure sanctuary for over 700 elephants (resident and non-resident) that have been individually identified (and named) by Daniel Lentipo, the conservancy’s resident researcher provided by Space for Giants, work that is critically important to the survival of Africa’s elephant population.GPS tracking data has proven that Loisaba is a key corridor, enabling elephants to migrate from Laikipia (dry season range) to Samburu (wet season range), helping to maintain one of the longest elephant migrations recorded in Africa.Loisaba Tented Camp starts from US$490 per person per night sharing a twin/double accommodation including full board, soft drinks, beer, house wines and selected spirits, safari activities including day and night game drives, guided bush walks and fishing (seasonal), mountain biking, airstrip transfers, laundry and all statutory taxes.The Loisaba Star Beds start from US$300 per person per night sharing a twin/double accommodation including full board, soft drinks, beer, house wines and selected spirits, safari activities including day and night game drives, guided bush walks and fishing (seasonal), mountain biking, airstrip transfers, laundry and all statutory taxes.Go back to the e-newsletter
Crystal’s CEO and President, Edie Rodriguez, has unveiled the latest designs for the first aircraft, a Boeing 777-200LR, as part of the company’s Crystal AirCruises experience.In the northern autumn of 2017, Crystal’s acclaimed luxury and exclusivity will be elevated to new heights with Crystal AirCruises transporting just 84 guests to some of the world’s most exotic and remote locales in first class accommodations on 14-, 21- and 28-day itineraries. Crystal’s privately owned Boeing 777-200LR is currently being transformed to meet Crystal’s standards of customisation, and will boast fully reclining Crystal Exclusive Class™ seats, airy social spaces, large flat-screen TVs, Crystal’s famous butler and concierge services and Michelin star-inspired cuisine.“Crystal AirCruises is not just a thrilling new venture for Crystal, but a groundbreaking development in the luxury travel industry,” says Rodriguez. “Even the savviest travellers and guests who have sailed on our award-winning ocean cruises many times will relish brand-new opportunities to explore places impossible to reach by water, all with Crystal’s signature personalised service and the highest standard of luxury at every point of travel.”Crystal’s Boeing 777-200LR is larger and newer than any private jet travel option, appointed with features more commonly found in luxury suites. The custom Crystal Exclusive Class seats fully recline to lie-flat beds, measuring 73.5 inches long, for maximum personal space and ergonomic comfort, while the expansive social lounge with stand-up bar, two divans and four dining tables with dedicated seating for six guests fosters friendly camaraderie among luxury travellers. Cuisine will be prepared by a dedicated executive chef in two state-of-the-art galleys and paired with a premium wine list.Guests will also enjoy creature comforts and conveniences including Bose® Noise Cancelling headphones, Apple® iPads, complimentary global Wi-Fi, 24-inch interactive TVs with on-demand programming and music library, individual USB ports and power outlets, and a live cockpit-to-ground listening channel. Custom blankets, lumbar and pillows, plush duvets and mattress toppers – as well as spacious lavatories appointed with ETRO amenities – offer more than the comforts of home during the global journeys.
Seabourn marked a major construction milestone this week with a traditional coin and launch ceremony for its newest ship, Seabourn Ovation, at the Fincantieri shipyard in Sestri, Italy. Seabourn Ovation is set to welcome guests and begin sailing in May 2018.The time-honoured coin and launch ceremony is an enduring maritime tradition that calls for a “madrina” to preside over the celebratory events. Serving in this significant role was Jan Stearman, Seabourn’s longest-serving female shipboard team member, who joined the company 22 years ago, and a well-known and respected cruise director. Along with Seabourn President Richard Meadows, Fincantieri shipyard director Paolo Capobianco and Seabourn Ovation captain Stig Betten observed the welding of two commemorative gold coins to the ship’s mast. Stearman then cut the ship’s cord to allow water to flow into the ship’s building dock. The ship will be “floated out” from its dry dock and moved to its outfitting dock at the shipyard, where it will undergo final construction until the ship is delivered in 2018.“Watching the coin ceremony and seeing Seabourn Ovation officially touch the water for the first time today was a very special moment for all of us at Seabourn, representing a significant step toward the further expansion of our luxury fleet,” said Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn. “Many guests and partners across the travel industry have expressed their enthusiasm for the arrival of this incredible ship following the successful debut in December 2016 of her sister ship, Seabourn Encore.”Following the ship’s delivery, Seabourn Ovation will embark on an 11-day inaugural voyage departing 5 May 2018, from Venice, Italy, to Barcelona, Spain. The ship will go on to spend the majority of her maiden season cruising the waters of Northern Europe, offering a series of 7-day Baltic and Scandinavian cruises between Copenhagen and Stockholm, which will include the line’s signature three-day stay in St Petersburg, Russia. Seabourn Ovation will also sail on longer 14-day voyages, visiting the majestic Norwegian fjords and British Isles.Like her sister ship Seabourn Encore, Seabourn Ovation is being fashioned by hospitality design icon Adam D. Tihany with contemporary interiors, modern design elements and innovations consistent with Seabourn’s reputation for understated elegance. The new ship will round out the current planned expansion of the line’s award-winning and highly acclaimed fleet.Seabourn Ovation will maintain the line’s high ratio of space per guest, enabling highly intuitive and personalised service for each guest on board. The 40,350-GRT ship will carry just 600 guests, based on double occupancy. The all-suite ship will offer a number of desirable in-suite amenities to provide guests with a “home away from home” onboard experience. In every luxurious suite will be a private verandah, providing oceanfront views and spacious enough for private al fresco dining. Featuring striking design and sophisticated decor, each suite will include a comfortable living area with sofa seating and a desk/dining table; elegant bedding; a walk-in wardrobe; in suite entertainment options with a wide selection of movies, music, broadcast television and radio channels; and a marble bathroom with separate bath and shower and luxury bath products, including the new exclusive Seabourn Signature Scents by Molton Brown. A personal bar and refrigerator will be stocked according to guest preferences, coordinated before arrival.Guests who sail on Seabourn Ovation will also find a number of innovative offerings and programmes, including partnerships with a select group of companies and individuals whose dedication to superior quality, exceptional service and consistent customer satisfaction matches Seabourn. These programmes include ‘An Evening with Tim Rice’, the new evening entertainment experience created exclusively for the line in association with Belinda King Creative Productions; Spa and Wellness with Dr. Andrew Weil, offering guests a holistic spa and wellness experience that integrates physical, social, environmental and spiritual wellbeing; and The Grill by Thomas Keller, reminiscent of the classic American restaurant from the 1950s and ’60s. Exclusive to Seabourn, The Grill is a unique culinary concept for Keller, focusing on updated versions of iconic dishes. Guests will be treated to table-side preparations of Caesar salad and ice-cream sundaes, as well as a range of other favourites like premium steaks, whole roasted chicken, and Lobster Thermidor, presented à la carte.Seabourn will continue to reveal updates about Seabourn Ovation via the dedicated microsite.
Go back to the e-newsletterInterContinental Sydney has collaborated with Australia’s award-winning photographer Matt Irwin to launch a series of inspired tributes to the world’s most stunning harbour.“Sydney: A Love Affair” is Matt Irwin’s latest masterpiece of photographic excellence, designed to capture Sydney’s spectacular icons, natural landscapes, streetscapes and legendary destinations from Bondi’s Icebergs to the Queen Victoria Building.A photographic exhibition of Irwin’s “Sydney: A Love Affair” has been curated inside the InterContinental Sydney lobby gallery, and is now open for public display until 5 January 2018, with the book released to coincide with the exhibition.Recognised as a Sydney icon of its own, InterContinental Sydney has partnered with Matt Irwin to create a special-edition coffee table book of “Sydney: A Love Affair,” paying tribute to the hotel’s historical bloodline and highly coveted views of Sydney Harbour from the level 31 Club InterContinental rooftop. The book features a unique cover, designed exclusively for InterContinental Sydney, and an introduction from the hotel’s GM Jörg Böckeler.Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore officially launched “Sydney: A Love Affair” in the InterContinental Sydney’s lobby gallery on 30 November. In its signature style, over 40 influencers and industry media were suitably welcomed with a bespoke canapé selection and drinks menu from head bars manager, John Toubia, before exploring the gallery with special guest Matt Irwin.“There’s a certain grandeur I always feel when I visit Sydney: the shorelines, the breathtaking harbour and of course its global icons,” said Matt Irwin. “InterContinental Sydney breathes the embodiment of Sydney – everything from its heritage and architecture to the incredible views – and I knew there was no other place my exhibition belonged.”Mr Jörg Böckeler, GM InterContinental Sydney said: “It is a marvellous feat to see Sydney’s beauty so carefully captured through art. It gives me great pride to be able to share a special edition of “Sydney: A Love Affair” with our guests and offer a significant window into the magnificence of Sydney. There is a great sense of home.”Go back to the e-newsletter
RelatedBA website voted best performingBritish Airways (BA) has been named as the airline with the best performing websiteRevamp to give easyJet travellers trip ideasAir travel bookers are demanding increasingly smart web options and easyJet is bidding to boost its website services.easyJet cabin luggage explained and how to maximise your hand baggage allowanceDon’t get caught out by easyJet hand luggage allowances; here are the latest baggage restrictions, plus a few tips on how to avoid paying cabin bag fees: Budget airline easyJet has been named the top website for online flight bookings by a new consumer survey.Pooling responses from purchasers of travel products over the past 18 months, the holiday magazine from independent consumer advisory group Which? found that one in five respondents (21 per cent) put easyJet top of their booking experiences.Usability consultancy Webcredible recently offered a different view, measuring the sites of web-based travel firms and airline carriers themselves against ease of usage and price transparency criteria – and putting Opodo ahead of not only rival Online Travel Agents but also all airline booking sites.British Airways posted the highest usability ratings of any airline on the Webcredible survey and also performed well in the Which? report, coming a close second to easyJet with 18 per cent of responses.Lorna Cowan, editor, Which? Holiday, said: “With 80 per cent of our members using the internet to book or research their holiday, it’s really important that businesses in the travel industry listen to what people want and get their websites right.While value for money is clearly important, ease of use is even more important to people. A website that is easy to use and quick to use could well turn a browser into a buyer.”Looking to compete with the web’s top airline booking websites, American carrier Northwest has revamped its site, integrating an extensive list of global lodging, rental car, trip amenity and activity options that are intended to benefit customers making flight bookings.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map
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9. Hop across the borderFans of The Bridge will already know that Sweden is within spitting distance of Copenhagen, linked by the Øresund Bridge which spans 7.5 miles across the Øresund Strait. Train services operate across to Malmö every 20 minutes via Copenhagen Airport, with connections further afield to Stockholm. Gothenburg, with all it’s medieval charms, is only an hour away and offers a relaxed change of pace, cobbled streets and laid-back bars. Danish krona are accepted in most places. RelatedTop 15 attractions and things to do in CopenhagenCopenhagen: the city break for Scandi chic, smørrebrød and the best beer in the world. Here’s what to do in the royal capital of Denmark.Best things to do in Copenhagen on a budgetThink Copenhagen is an expensive city? Don’t fret: you can still enjoy the high standard of living in this classy Scandinavian city while sticking to your holiday budget. Here are our top picks for cheap (or free!) things to do in Copenhagen.10 of the best European city breaks for Easter weekendIf you’re wondering where to go for that long Easter weekend, how about four days in Paris, Copenhagen, or Berlin? Here are the best destinations to fly away for this Bank Holiday weekend, from Good Friday (April 14th) to Easter Monday (April 17th). 7. Discover Denmark’s story at the National MuseumTake a crash course in Danish history at the city’s National Museum, where you’ll find everything from Stone Age tools and Viking weaponry, to displays on the Inuits of Greenland and modern day life in Copenhagen. Kids will love the huge collection of doll’s houses, while there is also a separate Children’s Museum where they can dress up in clothes from 100 years ago and clamber aboard a Viking ship. Entrance is free and the museum is closed on Mondays. 5. Fill up at TorvehallerneTucked away next to Nørreport station, Torvehallerne is a foodie Aladdin’s cave. Ranging across a brace of glass buildings, the sixty-odd independent stalls ply their trade selling local delicacies, fresh meat and fish, cheeses and more, with lots of eclectic places to grab lunch or just a coffee and pastry. Copenhageners are mad for porridge, and you’ll start to understand why if you visit Grød, just one of Torvehallerne’s food stalls. Grød means porridge in Danish and this stall sells its namesake piled high with colourful, off-the-wall accompaniments. 10. Enter a communeWant to see something truly different? Christiania is one of the more unlikely of Copenhagen’s attractions: a peaceful, self-reliant community complete with its own national art gallery and ‘Now entering the EU’ exit signs. Pungent wafts of cannabis from the sellers on Pushers’ Street hint at how the “free city” of Copenhagen has responded to this self-proclaimed autonomous neighbourhood of around 850 residents, which has existed here since 1971 with little state interference. 1. Get a brew onIt may be home to Carlsberg, one of the world’s largest brewing companies, but Copenhagen is also home to something far more interesting: a new wave of home-grown craft brewers that have set up shop here over the past few years. Mikkel Borg Bjergsø and Kristian Keller were trailblazers when they started a Denmark-wide phenomenon eight years ago with the opening of the Mikkeller microbrewery. Nowadays, they enjoy worldwide recognition with three Copenhagen bars and several outposts from Barcelona to Bangkok. An apero at the original Vesterbro bar is highly recommended, where you can make your way through 15 different Mikkeller microbrews on draught, including pilsners, IPAs and more. Get swatting up on you hops before you board a flight to Copenhagen in one of the UK’s best craft beer pubs from this list. 3. Dig Danish designOk, so many of us could admit to an unhealthy obsession for Swedish flat-pack furniture, but it is the Danes who have a real finesse for interior design. This highly regarded local industry is taken seriously by everyone in Denmark and showcased in every hotel and restaurant in Copenhagen. Head to the Dansk Design Center for the latest on-trend exhibitions, or plan every aspect of your dream home, from kitchen gadgetry to bathroom fabrics, with a spot of window shopping at the four-floored colossus of Illums Bolighus. 8. Dine at a legendNoma is frequently awarded the moniker ‘Best Restaurant in the World’ and it’s worth booking (well) ahead for dinner here. The menu is set and focuses on fresh produce, cooked simply, with multiple courses ranging from sea urchin and hazelnuts to berries and greens soaked in vinegar for a whole year. Settle in for hours of tickled tastebuds and be sure to add the wine pairing for the ultimate experience. Closed January-April 2016, reopening May, with bookings taken from January. Menu 1700 krona per person, wine pairing 1100 krone per person. If you’re interested in the finest dining money can buy, check out our guide to the other top 9 eateries claiming to be among the best in the world… 4. Step into your own Nordic noirTV’s The Bridge is famously set in both Copenhagen and the Swedish town of Malmö, but it was the jumper-clad Sarah Lund and the power-suited Statsminister Birgitte Nyborg who really kickstarted our obsession with the immensely popular Nordic noir genre. Peter and Ping take fans on the trail of the fictional detective and prime minister on their themed The Killing and Borgen tours to numerous city locations you’re sure to recognise from the small screen. 6. Stroll through Tivoli GardensThis nineteenth century amusement park is a dreamy whirl of carousels and carnivals where there is always something to see. Visit on a Friday in the summer to catch a free rock concert on the open air Plaenen stage (from 10pm) or swing by in winter to check out the fairytale Christmas lights and fabulous New Year fireworks. Don’t miss a ride on rollercoaster The Demon (smile for the camera), a turn on the landmark Copenhagen Wheel or the chance to drop 63 metres at speed on the Golden Tower. Entrance to the gardens is 99 krona; a wristband for unlimited rides costs an extra 209 krona (220 Friday to Sunday). Find out which other holiday hotspots we’ve tipped to be big in 2016 – and enter our competition for the chance to win £100 of travel vouchers!Inspired to visit Scandinavia? Check out our holiday guides below for more effortlessly cool destinations…Top nine things to do in HelsinkiCheck out the best things to see and do in the Finnish capital, from where to eat to where to stay.Six reasons to visit southern ScandinaviaFind out why you should put Denmark (and its beaches) on your wish list for places to visit in 2016.The six best places to see the Northern LightsWant to see the Northern Lights? This winter is set to be a magical one in the far north, with the aurora borealis said to be at its most dazzling in years. 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 2. Tuck into smørrebrødA staple of the Danish diet, smørrebrød is as much a quintessential part of Copenhagen life as the bicycle. Two or three of these open sandwiches, typically made with slices of buttered rye bread brimming with a plethora of fillings and toppings, is enough to curb your appetite. It’s served almost everywhere and no two locals can seem to agree on where to find the best plates, but we say try Schønnemanns, where you’ll find a large menu with choices ranging from the classics to the creative.
RelatedEverything you need to see and do in OrlandoIn the heart of The Sunshine State and home to the ‘happiest place in the world’, it’s hard to think of reasons NOT to visit Orlando. It’s scattered with dazzling attractions and wall-to-wall rollercoasters, but if you think this place is reserved for the most avid of theme park fiends?…7 things to do in Orlando, Florida (that aren’t theme parks)Space shuttles, swamps and speedway: there’s much more to the Orlando area than a famous mouse.10 dishes every gourmand should have triedThere are gourmet delights all around the world, but what do the food experts recommend as the dishes that every gourmand should try at least once in their lifetime, and where should you travel to taste them? Read on for the ultimate foodies bucket list. Slate, 8323 W. Sand Lake RdLocal, seasonal ingredients are the star of the show here, but there’s a wood-fired oven, exposed brick walls and steel beams to keep the fashionistas happy at this Sand Lake Road restaurant. Although there’s plenty for veggies at Slate (including some creative meat-free pizzas), carnivores will be spoilt for choice thanks to a menu filled with prime cuts, ribs and brisket. The dessert menu is just as impressive – the starfruit upside-down cake with olive oil ice cream ($7) comes highly recommended. Texas de Brazil, 5259 International DriveTexas de Brazil is a colourful, family friendly affair, with servers dressed as gauchos, and enormous portions which you’ll struggle to finish. This restaurant has one of Orlando’s largest salad bars but we love the attention to detail in the side dishes, which include Deep South classics like garlic mashed potatoes and sweet fried banana. Set prices for dinner are $46.99, and just $24.99 for the salad area only, or come for a pre-dinner happy hour drink from $3. Don’t forget to nominate your own Orlando favourites in the comments below!Rocco’s Tacos, 7468 W Sand Lake RdThe menu at this Tex-Mex joint in southern Orlando is truly extensive, and you can team your food with over 300 different types of tequila. It’s rambunctious and lively, with live DJ sets most of the week, although the lakeside location (we recommend nabbing a seat on the quieter patio) makes it ideal for couples, too. The ground beef and chorizo molcajetes ($24 between two) are one to try, and diners can even watch their dishes come to life, with many menu items prepared tableside.Morimoto Asia, Disney Springs: The LandingThis huge restaurant in the brand new Disney Springs area of the Walt Disney World resort looks spectacular, thanks to Chinese, Korean and Japanese influences, a bold colour scheme of red, white and black, and a huge open kitchen on the ground floor. On the menu? Everything Asian, from calamari and tempura chicken to sushi rolls, dim sum and lots of crispy duck. Prices are surprisingly reasonable, with main courses starting at under $15. Pharmacy, 8060 Via Dellagio WayThis quirky establishment in Southwest Orlando is hard to find, but worth the effort. In typical speakeasy fashion, it’s accessed through an elevator door, while drinks are referred to as pharmaceuticals and the bar staff pride themselves on their ability to whip up bespoke creations according to a customer’s mood. But it’s not all about the drinks, because the menu is excellent, too, with locally-sourced classics like burgers and fried chicken and a weekend brunch deal with cocktails for $25 a head. Monsieur Paul, Epcot: World ShowcaseDidn’t think Disney did fine dining? Then head to Epcot’s Monsieur Paul, its sweeping staircase lined with faded pictures from the restaurant’s illustrious past, the decor vast expanses of dark wood teamed with thick carpets and plush banquettes. The linen napkins emulating a chef’s coat are tiny works of art, but the service is silver without being stuffy. Foodwise, think French with an American twist – Rouget Atlantique en écailles de pommes de terre (red snapper with potatoes, $42.00) and Homard à l’Américaine (Maine lobster, $29.00). Café Tu Tu Tango, 8625 International DriveFor something completely different, head down the I. Drive to Café Tu Tu Tango. It’s a tapas-style hangout with an art theme, complete with in-house artists to sketch your portrait (if you wish!) and an interior like an explosion of colour, with brightly patterned tables and walls heaving with artwork. Tasty sharing plates round things off, and don’t miss a classic Florida experience – chowing down on some alligator. The ‘gator bites’ here are served with a delicious key lime mustard for $9. Victoria and Albert’s, Magic Kingdom Resort Area: Grand Floridian Resort and SpaThis Disney World restaurant is one of Orlando’s most popular eateries, so you’ll need to book months in advance if you’re here in summer. The rewards are endless though and hardcore foodies will also love the restaurant’s intimate Queen Victoria’s Room, where dishes are carefully finished off before your hungry eyes. The menu is diverse and high end, with amuse-bouches of Siberian Osetra caviar and main courses including Australian kobe-style beef and fennel crusted Nantucket scallops, all of which can paired with bottles from a gloriously long wine list. Mains start from around $35.Fancy making a posh weekend of it? Stay at the Grand Floridian and you can simply slip upstairs to bed after your tenth course… Foodie with a passion? Let us introduce you to more culinary-inspired travel:In pictures: Top street food from around the worldLooking for a few new lunchbox recipes? How about snail soup or pickled herring? Take a peek at these pictures at some of the best on-the-go grub from around the world.6 of the best London restaurants with a viewWe’ve toured the best tables with a view in London to bring you the top spots.Where to find Italy’s best regional foodsOur Italian friends at Bed-and-Breakfast.it give us the lowdown on Italy’s best local specialities, and where to find them.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 Yard House, 360 International DriveYard House on Orlando’s iconic International Drive is known for its enormous range of beers, but ignore the menu at your peril. Over 100 items to choose from is no mean feat so whether you’re after a salad, steak or seafood, there’ll be something to tempt you. Yard House is famous for its fish dishes, with many raving about the miso-glazed sea bass ($29.65). Fan of a brew? Don’t forget to check out the glass-enclosed keg room, home to no less than 5,000 gallons of beer! Seito Sushi, 4898 New Broad StreetSeito Sushi can be found in the up-and-coming area of Baldwin Park in Downtown Orlando. The menu is described as “New Japanese” but there’s equal amounts of experimentation and traditional favourites here: kimchi, ramen and tuna alongside barbecue calamari and green curry mussels. Sushi fans won’t be disappointed with the selection of creatively named rolls, with special praise going to the Distinguished Gentleman – a feast of lobster and Wagyu beef with truffle aioli ($12). Soco, 629 E. Central BlvdIt just wouldn’t be right to come to Orlando without sampling some traditional southern food and Downtown establishment Soco is the perfect place. The menu’s filled with dishes transforming typical Floridian ingredients in contemporary and imaginative ways, from cornmeal crisped oysters and crab-stuffed devilled duck eggs to crispy grits cake. We’re drooling just thinking about it. Small plates start from $7.
” class=”alignright size-full” title=”1. Gunmetal watches on display2. Horology fans view the exhibit3. The watchmaker signs the book4. The panel discussion” />New York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineThe opening of watchmaker/collector F.P. Journe’s special “Steel Time” exhibit of rare antique gunmetal pocket watches (and a new book on the subject) involved a panel discussion with experts: Steel Time author Jean-Claude Sabrier, watch editor Michael Clerizo, collectors’ organization director Noel Poirier, moderator and watch expert Pierre Halimi and, of course, the watchmaker and collector himself.www.fpjourne.com
Goodwood, UK – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineAn exciting new Bentley is set to make its international debut at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed1. Combining stunning performance with exquisite luxury in the Bentley tradition, the new car appears both as part of the Supercar Run up the iconic Goodwood Hill and on the Bentley Motors stand. With a mix of contemporary and classic models, Bentley has its largest ever presence at the world-famous event, running from Friday 29th June to Sunday 1st July.A vision of the company’s future, the EXP 9 F SUV concept, makes its UK premiere at the Festival. EXP 9 F highlights the marque’s desire to build the fastest and most luxurious SUV in the world, and the concept car combines a stunning interior at the pinnacle of craftsmanship and technology with a clean, muscular exterior. With an exciting range of drivetrain options under consideration, any Bentley SUV would offer the thunderous performance for which the marque is renowned.Supporting these debutants is the Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification (MDS) – a new driver-focussed edition of the Bentley flagship that reaffirms its sporting credentials. Featuring sports-tuned suspension and steering settings, unique 21” alloy wheels, and a Diamond Quilted interior, the MDS provides an even greater degree of driving enjoyment without compromising the Mulsanne’s legendary comfort and refinement.The new Continental GT V8 also appears both on the Bentley stand and on the Goodwood Hill. With an all-new 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 engine, this remarkable Continental combines classic Bentley power and torque with an exceptional power-to-emissions ratio in the high luxury sports car sector.With 507 PS and 660 Nm of torque, the GT V8 sprints from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds (0‑100 km/h in 4.8 seconds) and on to a top speed of 188 mph (303 km/h). Meanwhile, fuel efficiency systems and pioneering cylinder deactivation technology results in outstanding fuel economy and CO2 performance together with a range of over 500 miles on a single tank.Joining the modern Bentley models on the Hill are two cars from the Company’s Le Mans heritage. The Bentley Speed 8, victorious at the 2003 Le Mans 24 Hours, makes two runs per day, as will the 4½-litre supercharged “Birkin Blower”. Fresh from completing the Mille Miglia for the third time, the car was raced extensively by renowned Le Mans winner and Bentley Boy Tim Birkin of the 1920s.Driving duties for the past and present Bentley models will be shared by three modern-day Bentley Boys. Le Mans legend Derek Bell MBE will be joined by four-time world rally champion Juha Kankkunen together with Guy Smith, who drove the winning Speed 8 across the finish line at Le Mans in 2003. All three star drivers will be on-hand throughout the Festival to meet visitors. www.bentleymotors.com<
New York, New York — Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineNew York’s Greenwich Jewelers are giving back this season with a special initiative designed to make holiday dreams come true.As part of the company’s new 3 Wishes campaign, three exclusive jewelry designs—including a show-stopping 36-carat diamond necklace from Todd Reed priced at $190,000—will be displayed in store throughout the season. A sizable portion of the selling price of each piece will go towards the buyer’s choice of qualifying charitible organization.“We were inspired by each of the pieces of jewelry in our 3 Wishes campaign,” says Greenwich Jewelers co-owner Jennifer Gandia. “Receiving any of these extraordinary pieces as a gift would make anyone’s dream come true, and so we thought it was a great opportunity to make some dreams come true for worthwhile, charitable organizations that are close to our customer’s hearts.”Visit www.greenwichjewelers.comgreenwichjewls_dec11_1.jpggreenwichjewls_dec11_1.jpg.
The Plaza Hotel is introducing the ‘Live Like Eloise’ and ‘Live Like Eloise Slumber Party’ packages in honor of its most famous and mischievous guest, Kay Thompson’s Eloise. The energetic and precocious six-year old originally “moved into” The Plaza Hotel in 1955 when the first edition of Eloise was published by Simon & Schuster and has continued to capture the imagination of children for more than 50 years. Eloise is once again welcomed as a permanent resident of The Plaza Hotel and a portrait of the spunky and rambunctious child is displayed in the legendary hotel near the new Fifth Avenue entrance.Guests are invited to live like Eloise, if only for a night, with the following packages slated to launch June 1, 2009:Live Like Eloise PackagePackage includes the following:· Luxurious overnight accommodations in a Deluxe Rose Suite· Complimentary upgrade to the next available suite category at time of booking· A copy of Kay Thompson’s Eloise· A Super Duper Sundae from In-Room Dining· Eloise postcards with complimentary postage Live Like Eloise Package Slumber Party PackagePackage offered for up to six guests and includes the following:· Luxurious overnight accommodations in a Plaza Suite· A copy of Kay Thompson’s Eloise Guide to Life: or How to Eat, Dress, Travel, Behave and Stay Six Forever· Super Duper Sundaes from In-Room Dining· Eloise Postcards with complimentary postage· An assortment of Eloise DVD’s accompanied by Eloise’s favorite movie snacks for sharingwww.Fairmont.com/ThePlaza
Mexico’s President, Felipe Calderon, announced that he will enable extraordinary fiscal and financial measures for the tourism industry with the main objective of accomplishing a fast reactivation for the country’s tourism. In a message to the nation, the President stated that a promotional campaign with the main goal of winning back the trust of international tourists, will soon take effect.Mexico’s government is working intensely for the return of normalcy in the country and in the hopes that that tourists will soon return to Mexico and take advantage of the country’s beauty and excellent lodging, leisure, entertainment and hospitality that only Mexico can offer.During a recent press conference, the Secretary of Treasury and Public Credit stated that they will offer fiscal incentives to tourism companies, such as a 50% reduction of costs towards the use of air space and cruise ports for the next three months as well as adiscount of 20% in management quotas paid to the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS).These and other actions form part of the government’s financial stimulus plan which in total add up to 17 million 400 thousand pesos (approximately 1.3 Million dollars).The measures taken to prevent the virus from spreading have caused a huge economic impact and are critical to the tourism industry, which is the country’s third source of revenue. Nevertheless, Mexico complied with federal and local sanitary protocols and collectively faced this crisis.Upon the emergence of this new virus, which had the potential of turning into a pandemic, the Mexican government acted responsibly in respect to the health of its people and in regards to the health of the world’s population; Mexico’s officials had a vision and the strength to carry it out.The World Health Organization (WHO), along with US President Barack Obama, and Chief of State, Jose Luis Zapatero, have all recognized that it is unfair to accuse Mexico of overreacting and for taking immediate effective actions aligned with international sanitation protocols.In addition, last Tuesday, Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, stated that he would petition governments to annul their commercial and travel bans in place due to the virus outbreak, unless the restrictions were founded on scientific evidence. Dr. David Nabarro, Senior UN Coordinator for Influenza, said countries must explain to WHO their rationale for such measures, and said that their effectiveness is minimal at best.”We want to be very clear that WHO is not recommending travel restrictions related to the outbreak of this novel form of influenza,” said Nabarro. Both dignitaries’ statements are examples of the efforts being made to create unity amidst a global crisis.Financial Institutions as solid as Grupo Santander, have expressed their optimism towards the adverse situation in Mexico, stating “the Mexican government has acted magnificently in regards to this health crisis,” confirmed President Emilio Botin, “their actions have been phenomenal, very different from past incidents where action was probably not as quick, but in this occasion, fast action was taken with real organized measures and the country will come out of this crisis a lot sooner than expected…the virus will not affect Mexico’s economy in the long-term,” he added.Speaking about the current international crisis, the banker emphasized that “Mexico’s economy has been coping pretty well during this global crisis and it is much better prepared in comparison to other countries” “We will continue to invest in Mexico,” assured Botin.www.visitmexico.com or www.mexico-update.com
Waist Down is a unique exhibition devoted to the skirt, a medium of infinite fantasies and stories expressed from the waist down. The flamboyant panoply of ideas that can be worked into skirts is presented with the most outstanding examples from Miuccia Prada’s personal collection from 1988 to the present. From season to season, the skirt persists as an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the designer. The skirt, for Miuccia Prada, is an ever-morphing means to achieve unique ends of each collection.Waist Down is a traveling exhibition evolving with each relocation, while always situated at a venue that is not an art space. Waist Down Seoul is the fifth stop on its world tour and is for the first time sited in a space specifically designed for the exhibition that is Prada Transformer: Waist Down becomes a kaleidoscope spread over a hexagonal platform, a planetarium of giant mannequins in memorable skirts.The inaugural exhibition was staged in 2004 -2005 in the Prada Epicenter in the Aoyama district of Tokyo. The second stop was the famous Peace Hotel in Shanghai, facing both the historic Bund and the futuristic Pudong districts. In 2006 the exhibition shifted to the New York Epicenter in Soho, then to the Beverly Hills Epicenter on Rodeo Drive. Each evolution is interpretative and site-specific, blending existing activities and features of the venue as well as the culture of the host city.Waist Down Seoul is site-specific in a new way: the exhibition includes skirts and mannequins designed by fashion students from eight design programs in Seoul. Thanks to the earnest cooperation of the faculty of the schools, Waist Down Seoul integrates internat ionally acclaimed fashion design with seeds of creativity fostered in the host city of Seoul. Beyond the conventional zone of the exhibition, Waist Down at the Prada Transformer becomes a dynamic intersection of global cultures and ideas.The skirts were selected by Miuccia Prada in collaboration with AMO. The exhibition design was conceived by AMO to highlight and accentuate Prada’s diverse ideas and concepts.Exhibition details: Venue: Prada Transformer Period: April 25 – May 24, 2009 Opening hours: Tue – Sun 12:00 pm – 6 pm Late opening till 8 pm on Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun www.pradatransformer.co.kr
FILE – In this May 22, 2018, file photo, PEN literary service award recipient Stephen King attends the 2018 PEN Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BOSTON — The master of the American horror novel has donated $1.25 million to the masters of American genealogical research.Stephen King and his wife, Tabitha, made the gift through their foundation to the New England Historic Genealogical Society.The Boston-based organization is the nation’s oldest and largest genealogical society. It says it will use the gift announced Tuesday to develop educational programming and fund a curriculum in family history for public school students.It will also help the organization expand its headquarters.Brenton Simons is president and CEO of the society. He says the money will have “far-reaching benefits.”The society says the Kings have deep personal interest in family and local history and their importance in education.The Associated Press Stephen King, wife give $1.25M to genealogical society by The Associated Press Posted Feb 26, 2019 8:39 am PDT