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first_img 0 Comments   Share   John GambadoroBills defense was a mess the last two weeks and I see no indication of things changing. They have given up over 1,200 yards the past two weeks to New England and San Francisco. They have given up 90 points in the last six quarters! Last week they became the first team in NFL history to give up 300 yards passing and rushing to a team (49ers). The Bills may get to Kevin Kolb (doesn’t everyone?), but there is a reason the Bills haven’t had a winning record since 2004 and have missed the playoffs for 12 straight years — they aren’t any good! It will be interesting to see if Arizona commits to the running game ,and if they get a big lead early they should work on running the ball.Final Score: Cardinals 31, Bills 17 The Arizona Cardinals head back home looking to rebound from their first loss of the year, and they seem to have the perfect opponent in the Buffalo Bills.The Bills come to town fresh off of two big losses and toting a 2-3 record. Their defense is banged up and their offense is turnover prone.Will the Cardinals take care of business? The experts at Arizona Sports 620 tell you, and we encourage you to post your prediction with a comment. Adam GreenI asked Larry Fitzgerald Thursday if there’s a chance the Cardinals could be overconfident against a Bills D that is one of the worst in the NFL. He asked how anyone could be overconfident after scoring just three points in the team’s last game. Good enough for me.The Cardinals may not light up the scoreboard a la 49ers and Patriots, but they will score enough before letting their stingy defense go to work.Final Score: Cardinals 24, Bills 13 Doug FranzCards defense will carry them. Cards will get a special teams TD.These things will lead to a more balanced offense that will mask the O-Line struggles. Buffalo scores a late TD to make the score much closer than the game itself.Final Score: Cardinals 24, Bills 17 Dave BurnsThe key to winning the game….is winning the game. I know, that’s some deep thinking right there. But I do believe the Cardinals simply must win this game given the state of the team following the loss to the Rams and the potentially torturous upcoming slate (at Minnesota, San Francisco, at Green Bay, at Atlanta). Order needs to be reestablished. Lose to Buffalo and it won’t be “it’s just one loss, we’re still 4-2, everything will be OK.” I think this team could be teetering on the edge of an abyss if they fail at home vs. the Bills. I think they’ll treat this game with the appropriate amount of urgency, come out refreshed after the extra time off, and beat the beatable at home.Final Score: Cardinals 24, Bills 13 Dave DulbergRyan Fitzpatrick’s homecoming Sunday won’t go much better than his career has gone since he signed a huge contract back in Oct. 2011. The Bills’ defense might not make history by giving up 550 total yards for a third consecutive week, but for all of that money they spent this off-season, they are just flat out terrible. A battered offensive line and tandem of inexperienced running backs won’t be enough to hold back the Cardinals. NFC West home teams are 10-0 heading into Week 6. Arizona will make it No. 11.Final Score: Cardinals 31, Bills 10 Jon BloomIt won’t be a repeat from last week for either team, as I expect another University of Phoenix Stadium thriller. I also expect P Twice to deliver the fireworks and the win for the Birds.Final Score: Cardinals 23, Bills 20 Paul CalvisiLet’s see, CSI NFL is still lifting forensic tire tread evidence off the Bills shoulder pads after getting buffalo’d by the 49ers 45-3. Thing is, do the Cards care? No. The Big Red is still stinging after their loss on the big stage. Hence, no more big plays allowed by the AZ D. And that means the Cards improve to 10-2 at home vs AFC teams under Coach Whiz.Final Score: Cardinals 28, Bills 10 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Vince MarottaTalk about your classic “something’s gotta give” matchup.The Buffalo Bills defense is the only defense the Arizona Wildcats can point and laugh at. Over 1,200 yards? In two games? That doesn’t happen in the NFL. But on the flip side, you’ve got the Cardinals offense, who has yet to gain 300 total yards in a game this season. See the dilemma here?Buffalo’s banged up on both lines, and that ultimately will be too much to overcome.Final Score: Cardinals 23, Bills 13 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img Joe HuizengaBuffalo is at best average, at worst bad. The Cardinals are at worst average, possibly even good. Last I checked good > bad. Back at home the crowd will be rowdy and while the Bills might stick around, the banged up Cardinals should be able to use the home cooking to push them over the top for a W. Katy HartleyCards get back to the “W” column this weekend. Arizona offense should be able to get in a groove facing a Buffalo D that allows an average of 450 yards per game.Final Score: Cardinals 24, Bills 17 Carter NackeThis Sunday, anything can happen. The Cardinals may actually complete a touchdown pass, Fred Jackson could decide that his Bills aren’t losing, or Hell could freeze over and the Cards’ O-line will actually stop something. I think we’re going to see the offense click a bit, but the Bills will take it.Final Score: Bills 31, Cardinals 20 James MelloThe Cardiac Cardinals will continue their recent string of close home games. I do not see the Cards getting off to a good start and putting the Bills out of the game early like the 49ers did last week. The Cardinals will let the Bills hang around in a shootout. Look for Kevin Kolb and his receivers to be clicking early and often. Larry Fitzgerald will have at least 100 yards receiving. The lack of a run game for the Cards will force that. The Arizona-grown Ryan Fitzpatrick will be able to throw the ball effectively on the Cardinals in front of his hometown crowd. Look for a now-healthy Fred Jackson to contribute in the receiving game for the Bills. The Bills will play a close one possession ball game but, Big Red gets the win. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Final Score: Cardinals 31, Bills 20 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Charlie FeinermanThe Cardinals defense has given up the big play each of the last two weeks, and the offense has looked OK at best; I think that changes on Sunday. Kolb throws for 300 yards, three TDs and an INT, while the defense forces three turnovers, two of which will come from strip sacks of Fitzpatrick.Final Score: Cardinals 34, Bills 16 Final Score: Cardinals 30, Bills 24 Top Stories last_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   It’s hard to believe it’s been over six years since the Arizona Cardinals made their one and only Super Bowl appearance.Things change quickly in the NFL — especially when it comes to rosters.This week’s Trivia Tuesday puzzle challenges you to name the 45 men who suited up in Cardinal Red that day in early 2009 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.Hint: Only two players from the Super Bowl roster are still with the team. (The roster comes directly from the official NFL Gamebook from Super Bowl XLIII.)Good luck!center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Arizona Sports’ Paige Dimakos sat down with Christine Arians to talk about her family, the Arians Family Foundation and, of course, her husband, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians.In the first episode of a three-part series, Christine Arians talked about the challenge of being a football coach’s wife and raising the children with Bruce working as an NFL coach.Part II will be posted on ArizonaSports.com this Friday, and Part III will appear on Friday, Sept. 9 as the Cardinals ready to kick off the 2016 season Sept. 11 against the New England Patriots. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

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first_img Comments   Share   Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff, left, throws under pressure from Arizona Cardinals free safety D.J. Swearinger during the second of an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Sports Illustrated recognized that the choice may seem odd at first.Hear me out, because this one might not be popular. Goff remains a Round 1 pick despite his disastrous debut because the curve was always going to be steep for a prospect with that much to learn and that little of a supporting cast behind him. Bruce Arians seems like the kind of coach who would say yes to Goff’s howitzer of an arm and figure out the details later, and with Carson Palmer returning for one more year, Arizona could limit the pressure to play Goff that constantly swirled in L.A.Goff, a 22-year-old out of Cal, certainly did not look like a first overall pick in his limited time as a rookie. In seven starts, Goff completed 54.8 percent of his passes for 1,089 yards with five touchdowns and seven interceptions. He was sacked 22 times and fumbled five times, losing two.The argument from SI, however, does have some merit. Goff wasn’t ready for the spotlight with a limited Rams team, so perhaps a team like the Cardinals makes sense. They have an established veteran but know the clock is ticking. Coach Bruce Arians would like a quarterback like Goff, who is 6-foot-4 and has a strong throwing arm.On top of that, Nkemdiche didn’t wow Arizona in his rookie season either. He has dealt with ankle injuries during the early season and was ineffective when he finally took the field. In five games, he recorded only one tackle and one pass defensed. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires After evaluating their rookie seasons, Sports Illustrated re-drafted the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, with the Arizona Cardinals going in an interesting direction.The re-draft begins with the Los Angeles Rams, who do not select Jared Goff but instead bring Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott from 135 to first overall.Goff doesn’t leave the NFC West, though. The Cardinals draft him instead of defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche with the 29th pick. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Butterfield & Robinson, the world’s premier active travel company, will travel back to 1966 to recreate its first ever cycling tour from Munich to Salzburg.Abandoning the one-speed bikes in favour of a shiny new fleet of Bianchis and the student hostels for some of Europe’s most luxurious properties, the Munich to Salzburg biking tour will capture the spirit of that first trip to Bavaria with its sweeping mountains, sparkling lakes and timbered houses.Of course, no homage to the first-ever B&R trip would be complete without the first-ever B&R guides. On select departures, travellers can join B&R co-founders, George and Martha Butterfield or Sidney Robinson, as they once again guide groups through Bavaria – and complete a journey 50 years in the making.Daily highlights of the six day Bavarian experience include:Day one: Guests will rendezvous in Munich and head south toward the Allgau plateau and the village of Endlhausen. Cycling through forests, fields and villages to Lake Tegern, where the group will board a private ferry and take in the Alpine surroundings from the water.Day two: Cycle around Lake Tagern on the way to an organic cheese farm, where guests will stop for a tour and tasting.Day three: Drive into Austria to the village of Soll, where travellers will embark on a cable car ride atop the Hohe Salve before walking to Gasthuette for a rustic alpine lunch.Day four: Cable car to the top of the Kitzbuhler Horn for stunning views of the Alps.Day five: Cycle from the historic town centre of Berchtesgaden before setting off along the bike path to the town of Anif.Day six: Day at leisure exploring Salzburg.Packages start at AUD$8590 per person and includes:All hotel accommodation.All breakfast, four lunches and four dinners, including wine.Services of B&R guide(s) and support vans.All special events, private tours, guest experts and entrance fees.Use of a customised hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars and helmet.Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle.All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off.All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is increasing its presence in Morocco with the launch of a new twice-weekly service between Abu Dhabi and Rabat to create a direct link between the two capitals.Scheduled to start on 15 January 2016, and providing the only scheduled air link between the UAE and Rabat, the new service will be operated on Wednesdays and Fridays using an A340-500 aircraft configured to carry a total of 240 passengers, with 12 in First Class, 28 in Business Class and 200 in Economy Class.The new service is EY’s second destination in Morocco and complements its existing daily service to Casablanca. This brings to nearly 4200 the total number of seats available to passengers travelling on EY’s services between the UAE and Morocco each week.James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “Our service to Casablanca has performed strongly since it was launched in June 2006 and I am delighted to build on this success with the introduction of the additional service to Rabat.“The new service provides passengers with more choice and two-way connectivity between Morocco and the UAE, and onwards over our hub in Abu Dhabi to key destinations across our global network in the GCC, the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia and Australia.“We remain committed to building sustainable ties in the North African region and deepening the strong relationship between Morocco and the United Arab Emirates.”EY is able to extend its reach across North Africa through its codeshare agreement with Royal Air Maroc, providing passengers with direct flights from Casablanca to destinations throughout Morocco, including Agadir, Marrakech and Tangier.Etihad Airways also operates scheduled services to 9 other destinations in Africa, including: Johannesburg, Khartoum, Casablanca, Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi, Entebbe, Dar es Salaam (from I December 2015) and Mahé in the Seychelles. Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterClick the cover to view brochureScenic has debuted its new Egypt and Jordan 2019/2020 brochure with a new itinerary that takes guests to the ancient greatest wonders on Earth: the 14-day Egypt in-depth tour and cruise.From the majesty of the Great Pyramids of Giza to sailing on the Nile aboard the luxurious Sanctuary Sun Boat III, and from a Scenic Special Stay in the ancient city of Luxor to a two-night stay on the Red Sea, this itinerary offers a truly unique way of discovering the otherworldly beauty of the lands of the pharaohs.Unique to Scenic is the inclusion of all three palace hotels: Marriott Mena House, Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor and Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan. These are properties of outstanding quality and character with pinch-yourself-views of the pyramids from the hotel veranda at the Mena House Hotel in Giza and sweeping views of the Nile from the Old Cataract Aswan.Scenic also includes a visit to Abu Simbel, which dates back to the 13th century BC and is one of Egypt’s most magnificent museums, as part of its regular itinerary. Abu Simbel is made up of two massive rock temples originally carved out of the mountainside. They serve as a lasting monument to the king and his queen Nefertari. The complex was relocated in its entirety in 1968, following the creation of Lake Nasser, when the entire site was carefully cut into large blocks and dismantled, lifted and reassembled in one of the greatest challenges of archaeological engineering in history.Image credit: Brian de BruyneThe Nile cruise on Sanctuary Sun Boat III caters for just 34 guests. This recently refurbished Nile cruiser evokes the heyday of Egypt’s past with its exquisite spaces, fine dining options and Sun Deck with swimming pool.New to the market is Scenic’s inclusion of a stay on the Red Sea in luxury at Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay on the shores of the Red Sea. Guests can relax and enjoy a day of leisure poolside or beachside, and enjoy Scenic Sundowners as the sun sets and spills an ocean of colour across the dramatic desert and seascapes.Image credit: Brian de BruyneScenic early-bird deals are available for bookings made by 15 December 2018. Options include:Free economy flights on any journey of 20 days or longer – a saving of up to $4,560 per couplePartner Fly Free on any journey less than 14 days – saving of up to $2,145 per coupleFly Business Class from only $5,495 per person on journeys of 20 days or longerSolo travellers save up to $1,000 off the single supplement on selected categories of the Nile CruiseBook by 15 December 2018 to receive the best offers for departures in 2019.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

British people living in Egypt are helping to deve

first_imgBritish people living in Egypt are helping to develop new flight routes to the north African country, the Globespan Group has said.Globespan chief executive Rick Green said that demand from Brits for flights to Egypt were coming from two areas – prospective homeowners and the general leisure market, which is split between those seeking beach holidays and those wanting a more cultural experience.”More Brits are buying property in Egypt which, as a low-cost provider, helps us develop our route network planning,” he commented.Mr Green added that cheap flights carrier flyglobespan has been “developing Egypt as a tourist destination [for] the last two or three years”.The airline will launch new Saturday flights to Sharm El Sheikh from Glasgow as part of its new winter sun programme.Flyglobespan also offers flights to Hurghada from the Scottish airport as it realises the potential of the Egyptian holiday market.Recent research from M&S Money revealed that sales of the Egyptian pound have increased by 20 per cent in the first quarter of 2009 compared with the same period in 2008.Read Skyscanner’s article about holidays in Hurghada ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedFlyglobespan launches second Egypt routeScottish budget airline Flyglobespan has started selling tickets for its new winter routes.Flyglobespan announces new Glasgow-Hurghada flightsFlyglobespan has announced a new route between Glasgow and the Egyptian resort town of Hurghada,Increase in flights makes Egypt and Turkey more accessibleBrits are booking flights to Egypt and Turkey after realising that destinations in the countries are less than five hours awaylast_img read more

Holidaymakers travelling on cheap flights to Ibiza

first_imgHolidaymakers travelling on cheap flights to Ibiza this summer are in for a pleasant surprise, the Spanish Tourism Office has said.Despite having a reputation as Europe’s party capital, the Balearic Island isn’t what everyone may expect, with the destination an excellent place for walkers and lovers of Spanish cuisine.Carmen Hernandez Gomez, a market analyst at the Spanish Tourism Office, said the increasing numbers of tourists “change their perception” shortly after their arrival in Ibiza.”It is a destination that will surprise everyone – it surprised me – as it is not what you expect at all,” she commented.”Musts are sunsets, walks, lovely food, Ibiza Old Town and buying a white adlib [inspired by the clothes and dresses typical of the Pitiusan islands] dress.”Ibiza was one of the few airports in Europe to record positive growth in April (8.2 percent) compared to the same month in 2009, with most having been affected by the cloud of volcanic ash.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedSpanish destinations the most popular from Luton this summerMore than 135,000 people flew from Luton during the busy end of July periodNew flights to Ibiza scheduled for 2009New flights to Ibiza scheduled for 2009Cheap flights to the Balearics set to prove popular this autumnCheap flights to the Balearics set to prove popular this autumnlast_img read more

Bill Cosbys Kennedy Center Honors and Twain Prize

first_imgBill Cosby’s Kennedy Center Honors and Twain Prize rescinded by The Associated Press Posted May 7, 2018 2:29 pm PDT Last Updated May 7, 2018 at 3:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this April 26, 2018 file photo, actor and comedian Bill Cosby departs the courthouse after he was found guilty in his sexual assault retrial, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. University of Cincinnati trustees will discuss revoking Cosby’s honorary degree at a special meeting planned Tuesday, May 8. Yale, Temple and Carnegie Mellon universities are among those that have revoked honors for Cosby since the comedian’s sexual assault conviction last month. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File) center_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Kennedy Center has voted to rescind two of its biggest honours it awarded Bill Cosby — the Kennedy Center Honors and the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.In a statement, the centre says the comedian’s recent criminal conviction has “overshadowed the very career accomplishments these distinctions from the Kennedy Center intend to recognize.”Jurors in Pennsylvania late last month convicted Cosby of sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand in 2004. He awaits sentencing.Cosby won the Kennedy Center Honors in 1998 and the Twain prize in 2009.The comedian has lost several honours since his conviction. The organization that bestows the Academy Awards expelled Cosby last week, and the television academy has said it is reviewing his inclusion in its hall of fame.last_img read more

NEW YORK NY – Andres Cantor screamed Goal fo

first_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Andres Cantor screamed “Goal!” for 38 seconds, four fortissimo shrieks of shock, elation and hysteria that exceeded even the usual volcanic standard set by the Pavarotti of the pitch. Getting ready to broadcast its first World Cup, Telemundo hopes his huge-capacity lungs persuade American viewers that soccer is better in Spanish.“I never time myself,” the five-time Emmy Award-winning broadcaster said. “If I can have three new people watch soccer because they have this crazy announcer that goes nuts when a goal is scored and that’s what they think about, but they’re watching the game, I’m happy for the game.”Alongside with the competition on the field will be the battle for American viewers of an audience likely to shrink because of earlier U.S. kickoff times than four years ago —and because this will be the first World Cup since 1986 that won’t have a United States team competing. ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC averaged 3.5 million viewers for 48 group-stage games four years ago, boosted by a 13.4 million average for the three first-round games involving the Americans.Fox acquired U.S. English-language television rights for three World Cups starting with this year’s championship in Russia and hired mostly American commentators to differentiate itself from the mostly British voices employed in 2010 and 2014 by ESPN, which broadcast the last six tournaments.Telemundo, part of Comcast Corp.’s NBCUniversal Inc., took over U.S. Spanish-language rights from Univision, where Cantor called World Cups in 1990, ’94 and ’98 before switching networks.“It’s disingenuous for us or anybody to say that it doesn’t matter that the U.S. isn’t there,” said Fox analyst Alexi Lalas, who worked three World Cups for ESPN before switching in December 2014. “Having said that, as the biggest party in the world, I think it’s going to overtake some people, and I think people are going to be introduced to teams that maybe they wouldn’t, to players they wouldn’t and they’re going to exposed to stories that maybe they wouldn’t.”Fox is planning more than 320 hours of broadcast television and over 1,000 hours including digital, according to David Neal, the network’s World Cup executive producer. After the U.S. was eliminated in qualifying last October, Fox decided to base four of its six announce teams at its Los Angeles studios, where they will call matches off monitors. John Strong and Stuart Holden will call games from stadiums in Russia, as will JP Dellacamera and Tony Meola.Eight of Fox’s 12 match commentators are American, including Aly Wagner as the first female game analyst for a men’s World Cup on U.S. television.“For us it’s a celebration of the growth of the game in the United States,” Neal said. “You want American voices, I think, because that’s what’s familiar to Americans and their ears.”Telemundo, using the marketing power of many NBCUniversal networks, wants to attract viewers with a different sound: Cantor’s cantabile con brio. His calls of Carli Lloyd’s 54-yard goal in the 2015 Women’s World Cup final and of Landon Donovan’s stoppage-tie score that advanced the U.S. in 2010 are indelible.NBC aired a 10-second ad of Cantor shouting “Goal!” during the Super Bowl that was seen by 102 million English-language viewers and 13 million Hispanics. He called a goal by Minnesota’s Eric Staal during an NHL telecast of NBC, and Arlo White did a Cantor impersonation during the final weekend of NBC’s Premier League coverage in May.Cantor hopes he attracts “people that didn’t like soccer before, wasn’t that enthusiastic about soccer because they thought it was a boring, low-scoring game.”“All of a sudden because they hear somebody calling game a different way than they’re used to, they get hooked,” he said.Now 55, Cantor attended his first World Cup at home in Argentina in 1978, watching all of the host’s matches and viewing the final from the last row of the Estadio Monumental in Buenos Aires. He admired Jose Maria Munoz’s broadcasts growing up, and Chick Hearn’s after moving to the U.S. in 1979. After working for a pair of magazines at the 1986 tournament in Mexico, Cantor called three World Cups for Univision starting in 1990.After switching to Telemundo in 2000, he called four World Cups for the Futbol de Primera radio network, of which he has an ownership stake.“He’s the most authentic,” Telemundo Deportes President Ray Warren said. “One of the things we hear a lot and say a lot is that it’s better in Spanish, es mas mejor en espanol, and so I think what’s happened with everything that’s gone on is there might be more people willing to try to discover, that because there is no real magnetism to the English-language coverage.”Bill Bergofin, the senior vice-president of brand and content development at Telemundo Deportes, said coverage will be promoted on “Today,” ”NBC Nightly News,” ”Late Night with Seth Meyers,” ”Morning Joe” and even Syfy — outlets Univision never had available.“I’d do the same thing if I was them,” Neal said. “I really think at the end of any analysis, it’s good for us if Telemundo does well. And frankly it’s good for them if we do well. It not only raises the profile of the sport in the United States, but I think it will ultimately draws viewers to both of us.”Germany’s win over Argentina in the 2014 final was watched by 17.3 million viewers on ABC and 9.2 million on Univision, and the 64 matches on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 averaged 4.5 million viewers, up from 3.3 million in 2010.This year’s tournament in Russia has far earlier kickoff times on U.S. television that the 2014 tournament in Brazil, starting at 6 a.m. Eastern.Four years ago, ESPN televised matches starting at noon Eastern.Fox and Telemundo hope story lines involving Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Mexico and Iceland will persuade viewers to turn in no matter how early.“The United States not qualifying for the 2018 World Cup created a major opportunity for Telemundo,” said Marc Ganis, president of the consulting firm Sportscorp Ltd. “The language barrier for soccer broadcasts, particularly for the World Cup, isn’t as high as it is for other sports and for the 2018 World Cup it’s even lower with the U.S. national team not qualifying.”Telemundo will broadcast every match from Russia, most from stadiums and some from the International Broadcast Center in Moscow. Cantor works many games from Miami during the Premier League season, but Cantor says the onsite experience is key for him.“Being in the stadium gives you a different perpective altogether. Not only can you anticipate what’s going to happen, but you get the broader pictures of the tactics of the game,” he said. “When I’m calling games off tube, all I see is the same thing that people see at home, so I don’t see if Messi is bowing his head or if he’s holding his right thigh because he’s hurt.” Alexi Lalas, left, Aly Wagner and Fernando Fiore talk during an interview, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in New York. They will be part of Fox Sports coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) Telemundo hopes viewers like World Cup better in Spanishcenter_img by Ronald Blum, The Associated Press Posted Jun 11, 2018 10:34 am PDT Last Updated Jun 11, 2018 at 4:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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first_img by Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press Posted Dec 26, 2018 11:08 am PDT NEW YORK — Mariah Carey’s 24-year-old Christmas classic is so popular it set a new one-day streaming record on Spotify on Christmas Eve.Chart Data reported that “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” released in 1994, was played 10.8 million times on Spotify on Monday. The song bested the record set by rapper-singer XXXTentacion, who logged 10.4 million streams with “SAD!” a day after his death in June.Spotify wouldn’t comment on the news when reached by The Associated Press. Carey called the new feat “such an amazing Christmas gift” in an Instagram post on Tuesday.Every holiday season “All I Want for Christmas Is You” begins to climb the Billboard charts as its popularity resurfaces. This year the song reached its highest peak — No. 6 — on the Billboard Hot 100 chart; it’s currently No. 7 on the chart.The success has helped Carey’s first Christmas album, 1994’s “Merry Christmas,” spend its fourth week at No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B albums chart.The current Hot 100 chart features 20 holiday songs:— No. 7, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You”— No. 10, Andy Williams’ “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”— No. 11, Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”— No. 12, Burl Ives’ “A Holly Jolly Christmas”— No. 13, Bobby Helms’ “Jingle Bell Rock”— No. 17, Nat King Cole’s “The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)”— No. 27, Wham!’s “Last Christmas”— No. 28, Gene Autry’s “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”— No. 32, Dean Martin’s “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow”— No. 33, The Ronettes’ “Sleigh Ride”— No. 34, Jose Feliciano’s “Feliz Navidad”— No. 35, Gene Autry’s “Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)”— No. 41, Perry Como’s “(There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays”— No. 42, Perry Como & The Fontane Sisters’ “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”— No. 45, John & Yoko/The Plastic Ono Band’s “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” (with the Harlem Community Choir)— No. 47, Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime”— No. 48, Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas”— No. 50, Darlene Love’s “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”— No. 68, Katy Perry’s “Cozy Little Christmas”— No. 90, Lauren Daigle’s “The Christmas Song”Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press Mariah Carey’s Christmas classic sets new record on Spotifycenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

The New Iberia Blues a Dave Robicheaux Novel S

first_img “The New Iberia Blues: a Dave Robicheaux Novel” (Simon and Schuster), by James Lee BurkeJames Lee Burke’s novels have mysteries that light the fuse of the story, but the almost poetic prose sets his novels apart. A boy that detective Dave Robicheaux knew almost 25 years ago left town to pursue his dream of becoming a Hollywood film director. Desmond Cormier found success and moves back with awards and respect. Robicheaux meets him not to congratulate him, but to inquire about the body of a young woman who was found brutally murdered near his property. Cormier says he has no idea what happened, but Robicheaux has his doubts.Soon another suspect becomes the prime candidate when one of Robicheaux’s friends says he saw a man jump off a train and run away. He regrets not reporting it sooner, and it becomes clear that he witnessed the escape of an inmate named Hugo Tillinger who was in prison for murder and arson. He had claimed he was innocent and an organization known for helping prisoners overturn their convictions was looking into his case. The woman who met with Tillinger is Robicheaux’s murder victim. It seems like an open-and-shut case, but evidence and motive are never that transparent.This time the story is not about the mystery itself, but more about the lyrical journey into Robicheaux’s past and present that will keep the readers in awe.Jeff Ayers, The Associated Press This cover image released by Simon & Schuster shows “The New Iberia Blues; A Dave Robicheaux Novel,” by James Lee Burke. (Simon & Schuster via AP) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email James Lee Burke’s new novel is engaging, emotional mystery by Jeff Ayers, The Associated Press Posted Jan 15, 2019 10:21 am PDTlast_img read more

Inmate freed with help by Kim Kardashian West gets

first_imgInmate freed with help by Kim Kardashian West gets book deal FILE – In this June 7, 2018 file photo, Alice Marie Johnson, left, and her daughter Katina Marie Scales wait to start a TV interview on in Memphis, Tenn. Johnson, an inmate whose life sentence was commuted thanks in part to the efforts of Kim Kardashian West, now has a book deal, along with a deal for film and television rights. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, that Johnson’s “After Life: My Journey From Incarceration to Freedom” comes out May 21. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz, File). NEW YORK — An inmate whose life sentence was commuted thanks in part to the efforts of Kim Kardashian West has a book deal, along with deals for film and television rights.Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced Wednesday that Alice Marie Johnson’s “After Life: My Journey From Incarceration to Freedom” comes out May 21. Kardashian West contributed a foreword to what Harper is calling an “honest, faith-driven memoir” and a “deep look into the systemic issue of mass incarceration.” Film, television and “life rights” were sold to Endeavor Content and One Community.“I feel humbled that the telling of my story gives hope and my years of pain were not in vain,” Johnson said in a statement.“My life has forever changed because of Alice Marie Johnson,” Kardashian West said in statement. “Her story is a gift that will now reach so many millions more through her book and film. I hope Alice’s case is just the beginning of a movement to help those left behind. I am invested in continuing to support Alice and this cause.”Financial terms for Johnson’s book and film and television deals were not disclosedJohnson, 63, served more than two decades of a life sentence without parole for non-violent offences before President Donald Trump commuted her sentence last year. Kardashian West personally lobbied him in the Oval Office, a meeting which Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner helped arrange. Last December, Trump signed bipartisan legislation that gives judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders and boosts prisoner rehabilitation efforts. On Tuesday night, Johnson was among those invited to sit with first lady Melania Trump and Trump family members at the State of the Union address.“Alice’s story underscores the disparities and unfairness that can exist in criminal sentencing — and the need to remedy this total injustice,” Trump said during his speech as Johnson, wiping tears from her face, received a standing ovation. “Alice, thank you for reminding us that we always have the power to shape our own destiny.”Hillel Italie, The Associated Press by Hillel Italie, The Associated Press Posted Feb 6, 2019 5:12 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

by David Friend The Canadian Press Posted Mar

first_img by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 27, 2019 7:14 am PDT TORONTO — “Firecrackers” director Jasmin Mozaffari knew telling a story about the grittier side of rural Canadian life would require shooting in places scarred by neglect.Sprawling vacant fields, rundown houses and abandoned malls — each offered a deeper glimpse into the unforgiving world of two young women that conspire to escape their dilapidated small town.“I always thought it was weird that Canadian films didn’t really look at those settings,” the 31-year-old director said of her feature-length debut, which opens Friday in Toronto and Vancouver before a wider rollout.“I drove across Canada when I was in my early 20s, from Toronto to Vancouver and back, and… I was like, ‘Wow there are so many locations to be explored.’”Canadian films typically favour slivers of urban life, the sprawling beauty of the Prairies or storylines that unspool on picturesque coasts. Mozaffari instead portrays gutted communities she describes as being “left behind by globalization.”Those places aren’t necessarily beautiful, she contends, but that doesn’t mean they’re any less interesting.The young women, Lou and Chantal, are introduced in a parking lot brawl as one of them throws punches at another teenage girl. Both are brash, defiant, and confident they’re about to ditch this world for a new independence in New York.Those plans are quickly dashed when an ex-boyfriend hears about their escape plan, and the money they saved cleaning motel toilets ends up in someone else’s hands. Without an alternative escape plan, Lou and Chantal end up trapped amid the misogyny that’s defined their youth, and the people who are complicit in keeping them down.“I felt like now is the time the story needed to be told and in a way that was unapologetic, bold and unrelenting, just like the characters in the film,” Mozaffari said.“I am exploring topics that are darker, surrounding sexual assault and repression, that I feel are now such a bigger part of the conversation.”Shot around Hamilton, London and St. Thomas, Ont., “Firecrackers” borrows from behaviour Mozaffari witnessed as a teenager. She grew up in nearby Barrie, Ont., where she remembers watching boys levy their power over girls.Some of her female friends were “bold and unapologetic” in their ways, she said, though it rarely worked in their favour.“I admired their bravery, but they were always punished for being proudly sexual, and they were punished for speaking their mind,” she said.“I used that as a bit of a story template, in a way, to explore the things I felt about being a woman coming of age as a girl.”Finding authenticity in the two lead actresses offered its own challenges.After the film was financed by Telefilm’s Talent to Watch program, Mozaffari began canvassing Facebook and Instagram in search of people who might fit the parts.She eventually landed on Michaela Kurimsky, whose monologue in Wintersleep’s “Amerika” music video made her an instant contender, while the confidence of Karena Evans also captured her attention in a video audition.Both actresses were part of an improvisational audition that “weeded out people who were not ready to take chances and risks,” Mozaffari said. They were cast a year before the film went into production.That gave them ample time to explore their roles in consultation with the director, said Evans in a recent interview.“(Mozaffari) allowed for so many opportunities for us to learn about them, so when we got to set we could just forget about everything and play,” she said.Social media tools, including Instagram and Tumblr accounts, were created in the likeness of the characters, giving the actresses an outlet to explore their personalities.“To understand what it would be like to live in this rundown, boring town as a teenager, you turn to Instagram,” Evans said.“Who are their Instagram influencers that would change the way they dress, the way they talk?”Ahead of its release, “Firecrackers” has already received acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival, and elevated awareness helped by the rising star of Evans, who directed four music videos for Drake last year.Mozaffari hopes that leads to more curiosity, particularly from Canadian women interested in a story that she hopes resonates with their own lives.“I want to keep creating films that challenge the way we think about women and people of colour’s experiences,” she said.“My goal is to keep creating things that stem from an intersectional feminist point of view and put underrepresented stories on screen.” Filmmaker Jasmin Mozaffari poses in Toronto as she promotes her film “Firecrackers” on Monday, March 25, 2019. “Firecrackers” director Jasmin Mozaffari knew telling a story about the grittier side of rural Canadian life would require steeping herself in an array of scarred locations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img ‘Firecrackers’ director Jasmin Mozaffari frames rural Canada as central character Follow @dfriend on Twitter.David Friend, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

September 24 2018This past weekend we had the pl

first_imgSeptember 24, 2018This past weekend, we had the pleasure of hosting Quintron and MissPussycat. They have been making genre-defying noise and hard rocking dance music in New Orleans for over fifteen years, and this weekend they preformed in our Vaults.The majority of their 14 full-length albums have the psychedelic soul of traditional New Orleans party music filtered through a tough distorted Hammond B-3 and a cache of self-made electronic instruments.As an intermission for the music, Miss Pussycat hosted a highly amusing technicolor puppet show with the help of Quintron.And to close out the night Quintron played solo.All in all, it was a performance that really got the crowd going, and it left people wanting more. If you wanted to find out anymore, about Quintron and/or Miss Pussycat you can feel free to check them out via the link QuintronAndMisspussycat.We can only hope that you are here next time they perform at Arcosanti, because it will likely be, another magical night. And as always, thank you for checking up on us!(Photos by Sue Kirsch/Jesse F. and text by Jesse F.)last_img read more

Jobless rate remains unchanged at 108 in July Eurostat says

first_imgThe unemployment rate remained unchanged at 10.8 per cent in July compared to the previous month, the fourth highest in the euro area, the European Commission’s statistical office said.Last month, the jobless number in Cyprus remained unchanged for the third consecutive month at 46,000, Eurostat said in a statement on its website on Thursday.The unemployment rate in the euro area remained unchanged at 9.1 per cent last month, compared to June, while that in the EU remained unchanged for a third month at 7.7 per cent, Eurostat said.Greece was the country with the highest unemployment rate, 21.7 per cent in May, followed by Spain with 17.1 per cent, and Italy with 11.3 per cent, Eurostat said.Germany had the lowest jobless rate in the euro area with 3.7 per cent, followed by Malta with 4.1 per cent, and the Netherlands with 4.8 per cent. The Czech Republic’s 2.9 per cent unemployment rate was the lowest in the EU.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Archbishop threatened antiquities head over church land

first_imgArchbishop Chrysostomos on Friday admitted to having threatened antiquities department acting head Marina Solomidou-Ieronymidou after she refused to revoke the designation of a plot of church-owned land in Yeroskipou, which he plans to lease out to an investor to build a luxury resort, as an archaeological site.Speaking to state TV on Friday, Chrysostomos recounted how he asked Ieronymidou to remove the classification so that the investor could obtain the permit to go ahead, after realizing that the department had slapped the classification on the plot without his explicit consent, as the law requires.“She told us ‘I won’t sign’,” the Archbishop said.“I got angry and replied ‘if you don’t sign, nothing will be left standing’. I threatened her. I wanted to point out that if everyone does whatever they like, bad things will happen.”Chrysostomos had been asked to comment on a cabinet decision to overrule the antiquities department and revoke the designation on advice from the attorney-general’s office, which prompted public outcry as it suggested collusion between the government and the Archbishop.“This is not the first time we have been accused,” the Archbishop said.“These are lies that have been said a thousand times before. All the sites and Facebook are full of accusations that we engaged in [political] contraband, that we pledged to support the president in next year’s elections; these are nothing more than lies.”The truth, he said, is that when Ieronymidou came to us to say that some ceramics were found in the church’s plot, we consented to her request to dig for antiquities.“But when the time came for the construction permit to be issued, we found that the title deed said that our plot had been designated a class B archaeological site. But we were never asked, and that’s where they broke the law.”The government then stepped in and annulled the department’s decision, and the permit should be issued in the coming days, the Archbishop added.“[The investor] will start digging in the coming days and the Antiquities Department will be present during the digging,” he said.“We hope antiquities are found, and we will respect and utilize them appropriately.”Speaking later on the same TV show, Ieronymidou did not refer to the threat incident but welcomed the Archbishop’s pledge to respect the antiquities.“We are satisfied with this pledge,” she said.“The plot was classified a class B site in 2014, and we didn’t notify the owners because this classification does not impede the plot’s development. However, the attorney-general’s opinion was very clear, and we had to comply.”In any case, Ieronymidou said, “I can unequivocally state that the antiquities will be protected”.You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Cold snap moving in

first_imgA drop in temperatures and snow are on the cards for the next couple of days, as a cold front moves in the met office said.Isolated showers are expected on Tuesday, mainly on the west and north coast, as northwest winds gradually pick up force through the day.Temperatures are expected to reach 19 Celsius inland and 21 on the north and eastern coast. The temperature in Western and northern coastal areas will be 20 degrees and 13 in higher regions.Some clouds are expected on Wednesday accompanied with rain in some areas and possible isolated storms. Snow is expected in the mountain areas. Temperatures will drop markedly, lower than normal for the season.Good weather on Thursday and Friday and gradual rise in temperatures, which will close to normal.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Hourly labour costs in Cyprus rise by 11 in 2017

first_imgHourly labour costs in Cyprus for the whole of the country`s economy (excluding agriculture and public administration), in companies with 10 or more employees increased by 1.1% in 2017, compared to 2016, according to an estimate issued by Eurostat on Monday. Hourly labour costs increased from €15.8 to €16, while the non – wage component of that cost increased simultaneously by 16,7%.Furthermore, hourly labour costs in companies with 10 or more employees, stood at €15.9 in the Business economy, €14.6 in the Industry, €13.9 in Construction, €16.5 in Services and at €17.5 in the mainly “nonbusiness economy, excluding public administration.According to Eurostat, in 2017, average hourly labour costs in the whole economy (excluding agriculture and public administration) were estimated to be €26.8 in the European Union (EU) and €30.3 in the euro area. The lowest hourly labour costs recorded in Bulgaria (€4.9), Romania (€6.3), Lithuania (€8.0), Latvia (€8.1), Hungary (€9.1) and Poland (€9.4), and the highest in Denmark (€42.5), Belgium (€39.6), Luxembourg (€37.6), Sweden (€36.6) and France (€36.0).Hourly labour costs in industry were €27.4 in the EU and €33.4 in the euro area. In services, they were €26.6 and €29.3, respectively. In construction, hourly labour costs were €23.7 in the EU and €26.7 in the euro area. In the mainly non-business economy (excluding public administration), they were €27.2 and €30.1, respectively.Labour costs consist of wages and salaries and non-wage costs (e.g. employers` social contributions). The share of non-wage costs in total labour costs for the whole economy was 24.0% in the EU and 25.9% in the euro area. It ranged from 6.7% in Malta to 32.8% in France.In 2017, compared to previous year, hourly labour costs in the whole economy expressed in € rose by 2.3% in the EU and by 1.9% in the euro area. When comparing labour cost estimates over time, levels expressed in national currency should be used to eliminate the influence of exchange rate movements. Within the euro area, the largest increases were recorded in the Baltic Member States: Lithuania (+9.0%), Estonia (+7.4%) and Latvia (+7.0%).The only decrease was observed in Finland (-1.5%). For member states outside the euro area in 2017, the largest increase in hourly labour costs in the whole economy, expressed in national currency, were observed in Romania (+17.1%) and Bulgaria (+12.0%).CNAYou May LikeUnderstand Solar PowerCalifornia May Pay You To Install Solar If You Live In Rowland Heights Understand Solar PowerUndoElcondicional.com7 tricks at home to save a lot of moneyElcondicional.comUndoFitdibRemember Phoebe Cates? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowFitdibUndo From space heroes to artists: women written out of historyUndoBrazil prison riot kills 52, with 16 decapitatedUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img