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Tax Reform Whats the Impact

first_img ben graboske Black Knight HOUSING mortgage Tax Reform 2017-12-04 Nicole Casperson Share Tax Reform: What’s the Impact? December 4, 2017 633 Views center_img On Monday, the Data & Analytics division of Black Knight, Inc. released its latest Mortgage Monitor Report for October 2017.The report takes an in-depth look at the impact proposed changes to the tax code could have on the housing and mortgage markets—reporting that the tax reform, in its currently written state, could worsen the tight housing inventory, while increasing housing expenses for buyers.The House tax reform plan proposes doubling the standard deduction while capping the mortgage interest deduction (MID) to the first $500,000 of mortgage debt, while the Senate version also doubles the standard deduction, but leaves the MID cap at $1 million.Black Knight’s analysis notes that doubling the standard deduction would provide greater benefit to renters than homeowners—while reducing the tax incentive to purchase a home by making the MID less valuable to borrowers.“We’ve observed in the past that positive tax incentives can certainly impact home buying decisions – the Black Knight Home Price Index (HPI) showed clear evidence of this as a result of 2008’s first-time homebuyer tax credit,” said Black Knight Data & Analytics EVP Ben Graboske. “However, limited data is available to examine the effects of removing an existing tax incentive on borrowers’ purchase behavior.”Graboske continued, “One thing that seems clear is that a reduction of the MID could further constrain available housing inventory, which itself has helped to push home prices even higher in many places.”There are currently 2.9 million active first-lien mortgages—current mortgage holders, which have original balances exceeding $500,000, or the cap proposed in the House version of the tax bill.Existing mortgage holders would be exempt from this new cap, as they can still deduct interest up to $1 million. Therefore, if one of those homeowners sells and buys a same priced or more expensive home, the MID on subsequent loan would be capped at $500,000.“The question now becomes whether the proposed tax reform adds another layer of ‘tax deduction lock’ on the market,” added Graboske. “Do these homeowners now also have a disincentive to sell their home in order to keep their current interest rate deduction of up to $1 million? If so, this would potentially add new supply constraints.”While lower-priced markets may not experience a great impact from these changes, the most recent Black Knight HPI reported 22 markets nationwide where the median home price is over $500,000. The report notes that “Mortgage originations at or above that point have increased by 350 percent since the bottom of the housing market.”In this current state, the market could experience an estimated 480,000 purchase originations in 2018 with original balances over $500,000, with an estimated 2.9 million over the first five years of the tax plan.“Even if interest rates stayed steady around 4 percent, a $500,000 MID cap could cost the average homeowner with a larger mortgage an additional $2,600 – $4,200 per year depending on their tax bracket, representing a 6 to 10 percent increase in housing-related expenses as compared to the average annual principal and interest payment today,” Graboske explained.Additionally, Black Knight’s data found that the national delinquency rate experienced its second consecutive annual rise—currently at 4.44 percent—driven in large part by the impact of the recent hurricanes’ continued impact on the mortgage market.Meanwhile, foreclosure starts are up by 11 percent month-over-month. Despite the increase, October’s 50,200 foreclosure starts marked the second lowest number of monthly starts since 2004.In addition, prepayment activity rebounded from September’s 15 percent drop, increasing 17 percent month-over-month in October.To view the full report, click here. in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, journal, Newslast_img read more

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first_imgAbu DhabiBelmond Trains & CruisesEtihad AirwayslondonMagella TravelMagellan Travel Owner ManagersQantas HolidaysVenice When Qantas Holidays partnered with Belmond Trains & Cruises to offer the trip of a lifetime, taking in Venice and London with a stopover in Abu Dhabi on the return journey, it was luxury all the way for six Magellan Travel Owner Managers.Transferring from Venice Airport by private water taxi to the 5 star Bauer Palazzo Hotel alongside the Grand Canal, the two night stay included an inspection of the iconic Belmond Hotel Cipriani and a leisurely lunch at Cip’s Club with its breathtaking views across the canal to St Mark’s Square.The group then stepped back in time to the golden age of travel aboard the classic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express on a two day, one night Venice to London journey.With London accommodation at the 5-star May Fair Hotel, and site inspections of the Radisson Blu Edwardian properties, the group wined and dined at the trendy Scoff & Banter Restaurant at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt, and Monmouth Kitchen at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street.A stop in Abu Dhabi at the luxurious Ritz Carlton, and a visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Louvre Abu Dhabi, was capped with dinner at signature restaurant Li Jiang. The group flew courtesy of Etihad Airways.TOP IMAGE: L-R: Leanne Chard, Qantas Holidays; Lisa Allan, Shire Travel; Melinda Gregor, Gregor & Lewis Bespoke Travel; Sarah Tierney, Trans World Travel; Karen Conlon, Belmond Trains & Cruises; Arlette De Brey, Mary Rossi Travel; Adrienne Witteman, Trendsetter Travel & Cruise Centre; Emma Whiting, Emma Whiting Travel.last_img read more

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first_imgairlinesqantas As reported in Travel Monitor yesterday, Qantas was recently awarded CAPA Airline of the Year for ‘Excellence in Aviation’ – small comfort for passengers booked on QF429 out of stormy Sydney yesterday morning, bound for Melbourne.While Sydney’s ‘worst storm in 30 years’ arrived early on Wednesday morning with some advance warning the night before, the ferocity of the deluge, flooding, power outages and transport chaos caught many by surprise. Many flights were cancelled and many more delayed, but not all delays and frustrations could be solely attributable to the inclement weather.As one reader* reported:“I was booked on QF429 which was was scheduled to depart Sydney Airport for Melbourne on Wednesday morning, 28 November 2018, however, the flight was cancelled the previous evening, with QF429 passengers moved to QF431 for a midday departure.Check-in closed on time at 11.30am, but as we were due to depart the gate at 12.00 we were told we were just waiting for ‘a few passengers’. By 12.55pm we were advised that those FEW passengers were onboard, and we were finally ready to depart, an hour later than scheduled.We then moved out to the runway and sat for a further 30 minutes before being advised that engine #4 of the Boeing 747 wouldn’t start and we would have to taxi back to the gate for maintenance to check. A crew announcement advised that as many passengers had contacted Qantas during the wait, those passengers who wished to disembark could do so, provided they had no luggage in the hold and retained their Boarding Pass. Those lucky eligible passengers made a hasty exit, the rest of us remained seated onboard.We had not been offered any food or drink in the previous two hours since Check-in. Now we were advised that no food or drinks would be served during this next prolonged wait because while maintenance checked the aircraft all cabin crew were otherwise occupied manning all of the exits and would therefore be unable to serve any refreshments.Another hour and 20 minutes passed. Thankfully for those of us left onboard, a group of around 20 Salvation Army HR staff, on their way to Melbourne for a conference, began distributing small packets of nuts and nibbles to passengers.At 2.50pm we finally moved back out to the runway. As all inflight entertainment was also unavailable we were not shown the safety video again. No cabin crew appeared to walk through the aircraft checking if seats were upright and seat belts fastened before take off. I’m not sure what protocol is in this situation but I would have imagined that once the aircraft door had been opened it would be mandatory to repeat safety procedures? 20 minutes into the flight and there was still no sign of food, or water, or cabin crew – perhaps they were still trying to get the inflight entertainment to work? I ordered a soft drink once refreshment service resumed. It never arrived.All I can say is Thank God for The Salvos!” While airlines are not necessarily liable to compensate passengers for delays and cancellations due to bad weather, they are obliged to offer compensation if the travel disruption is caused by something under their control, like an engine malfunctioning. A snack and a drink is not too much to ask when you are stuck on a grounded aircraft for three hours pre-flight!*Name withheldlast_img read more

MTA – Mobile Travel Agents has commenced the roll

first_imgMTA – Mobile Travel Agents has commenced the roll out of its 2019 regional ‘2019 And Beyond Forums’ at The Langham Sydney, which was attended by over 80 MTA advisors.The Sydney event is the first of four, with the others to be held in Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth during April. The Forum focuses on Advisor development, and introduces MTA’s formal mentoring and workplace assistance programs.In Sydney, online retail, recruitment and social media expert, Stuart Atkins, was a presenter; and in Perth, Australian world champion disabled swimmer and nine times Paralympic gold medallist, Priya Cooper, will deliver a motivational address.“Continuing to provide business development learning opportunities in support of our Advisors remains a key focus for the company,” said MTA CEO, Don Beattie.Mr Beattie also spoke in Sydney about MTA’s 12-month mentoring program which will see mentors and mentees ‘paired’ based on the development requirements of the mentee and the skills of mentors supported by an MTA-created program.“In essence this program has been designed to support the professional development of MTA Advisors and help them develop the skills required to be successful in their MTA business.“These forums present us with an excellent opportunity to provide and update the Advisors on the developments taking place as we approach our 20th anniversary in early 2020.“They also provide a platform from which the Advisors can voice their opinions and provide valuable feedback which we see as essential as we continue to work in support of our expert travel Advisors.” agentsMTA-Mobile Travel Agentslast_img read more

cruiseDame Helen MirrenGodmotherScenic Eclipse

first_imgcruiseDame Helen MirrenGodmotherScenic Eclipse A Godmother to beat all Godmothers … Dame Helen Mirren has been announced as the Godmother for Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yacht. The maiden voyage of this luxury vessel is scheduled for 15 August, 2019, departing Reykjavik Iceland on a 13-day discovery sailing, ending in Quebec on August 27.“Scenic Eclipse is a unique ship that requires an equally unique person to act in this role,” said Glen Moroney, Founder and Chairman of Scenic. “We are delighted to welcome Helen Mirren as Scenic Eclipse Godmother – her style, beauty and spirit of adventure are true to those embodied in the design and ethos of Scenic Eclipse. Combined with the international acclaim as one of the world’s finest actresses, Helen Mirren makes the perfect Godmother to preside over the ship”Helen Mirren added “I am very honoured to have been chosen as the Godmother to such a beautiful vessel as Scenic Eclipse. She will have many adventures and a wonderful life as she transports her guests in immaculate style and great safety to beautiful places.”In keeping with Scenic Eclipse’s stature as setting the standard for luxury exploration ocean vessels, it is only fitting that New York City has been chosen as the site for its christening on 10 September, 2019.Helen Mirren won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2007 for her riveting performance in The Queen. Mirren’s other Academy Award nominations include The Madness of King George (1994), Gosford Park (2001), and The Last Station (2009). Some of her other notable film roles include The Long Good Friday, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989), Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999), Calendar Girls (2003), Hitchcock (2012), Woman in Gold (2015) and in television as Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect and Elizabeth I. She will next be seen in the highly anticipated HBO/SKY limited series in the title role of “Catherine the Great” and in the equally anticipated Warner Bros.’ film “The Good Liar.”As a traditional maritime role – the Godmother plays an important part within the ship’s christening ceremony and is responsible for the breaking of the champagne bottle against the ship’s hull. Many royal figures, actors, sports personalities and other persons of note have acted as a Godmother.last_img read more

Tempe – The Arizona Cardinals announced that the t

first_imgTempe – The Arizona Cardinals announced that the team has signed the following five draft choices to four-year contracts: Texas linebacker Sam Acho (4th round) Connecticut fullback Anthony Sherman (5th round), North Carolina linebacker Quan Sturdivant (6th round), UCLA defensive tackle David Carter (6th round) and San Diego State wide receiver Demarco Sampson (7th round).Acho earned first-team All-Big 12 honors and was a third-team All-American selection by the Associated Press after collecting 59 tackles, nine sacks, five forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries while starting all 12 games as a senior. 0 Comments   Share   What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke The Dallas, TX native finished his college career by appearing in 50 games with 148 tackles, 23.5 sacks, nine forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries, and eight passes defensed. He started all 26 games in his final two seasons at Texas. Sherman served as the lead blocker at Connecticut for four different running backs who rushed for over 1,000 yards in a season, including 2010 Big East Offensive Player of the Year Jordan Todman. He was a two-time team captain and a three-year starter at fullback. The North Attleboro, MA native concluded his colligate career with 45 receptions for 414 yards and one touchdown to go along with 17 carries for 61 yards. He also had 63 tackles, recovered two fumbles and forced a fumble on special teams and 219 knockdown blocks and 38 TD-resulting blocks on offense. Sturdivant led the Tar Heels in tackles in both his sophomore and junior seasons. He finished third on the team last season with 61 tackles, a career-best three sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss last in eight games. He was a key part of a run defense that ranked 22nd in the nation in 2010. As a junior in 2009, Sturdivant became the first UNC linebacker to earn All-ACC first-team honors since 1997. He finished his collegiate career with 309 tackles, seven sacks, 27.5 tackles for loss, four interceptions, nine passes defensed, three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and seven quarterback pressures in 46 games.Carter started all 12 games last season as a senior and was the defensive recipient of UCLA’s Kenneth S. Washington Award as the team’s most outstanding senior. He ranked sixth on the team in 2010 with a career-high 41 tackles and added 3.5 sacks and five tackles for loss. Carter finished his collegiate career with 66 tackles, 6.5 sacks, five passes defensed and one forced fumble in 40 career games.Sampson earned All-Mountain West Conference first-team honors last year after starting all 13 games and finishing with a career-high 67 receptions for 1,220 yards and eight touchdowns. He finished second in the MWC in receptions and second in the conference and 10th nationally in receiving yards. He also posted six contests with more than 100 receiving yards last season. The Chula Vista, CA native finished his San Diego State career with 146 receptions for 2,242 yards and 18 touchdowns in 48 career games. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

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first_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away —It’s the second straight year that the Cardinals open a season facing the number-one overall pick (2010, Sam Bradford).Rivera and Newton will become only the fifth rookie head coach, quarterback duo since 1970 to make their debuts on the road. A fair warning perhaps to not just this week’s opponent, but the entire NFL.The Panthers will be the first to experience the Ray Horton-led defense. That first game is never easy to game-plan and it’s made even more difficult with Carolina having a new head coach, Ron Rivera — one of eight new hires in the NFL — and a new quarterback, Cam Newton, the number-one overall pick of the 2011 draft.“We’ve looked at all their film. We went back and looked at [Auburn] film. The kid’s a talented kid that we’re going to respect. But we’re going to respect him with pressure.”Newton started three of the four preseason games, passing for 300 yards and a touchdown while running for 86 yards and a touchdown.“This kid’s got a big trophy in his bookshelf somewhere from the Downtown Athletic Club,” said Horton referring to the Heisman Trophy, “so the kid’s a talented kid. He can run and if you let somebody they’re going to beat you. I don’t care who they are. Ben Roethlisberger, his rookie year (in 2004) went undefeated so just because the kid’s young doesn’t mean he can’t play.” 0 Comments   Share   Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ When he was hired as the Cardinals new defensive coordinator back in February, Ray Horton made a promise. “I am here to say right now, the first call is going to be a blitz. No question about it.”Seven months later, with the season opener approaching Sunday does that promise still hold true?“We’re going to come after people. I’ve made no bones about it and we’re going to do it,” he said after practice Wednesday. “We’re going to pressure. That’s what we do and I don’t care if [the Panthers] know it. We’re coming after them.” Top Stories last_img read more

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first_imgActually, can you stop him?“He’s going to make his plays; you just have got to tackle him,” Arians said. “The biggest thing with Gronk is getting him on the ground after he catches it because if he breaks a tackle, it’s a big play. They thrive on running after the catch and we’ve got to do a great job of tackling.”According to Sportingcharts.com, last season Gronkowski ranked fifth in the NFL in yards after the catch, with 549 on 72 receptions. He totaled 1,176 yards, so roughly 47 percent of his total came after he caught the pass.So, the coach has a point.“Yeah, Gronk is special; he might be, arguably, the best tight end to ever play the game, and he’s still young,” Calais Campbell said. “I’m always excited for the challenge, and I won’t be going against him too often — maybe a couple run plays — but we’ve been working really hard to try to figure out how we can take him out of the game.”Perhaps linebacker Chandler Jones, who was a teammate of Gronkowski’s for four years in New England, has a different perspective?“Gronk, he’s labeled as a tight end, but he’s basically a big receiver,” he said. “He’s a good player. That will be another task at hand, to stop him.” TEMPE, Ariz. — The last time Rob Gronkowski was on the field at University of Phoenix Stadium, he caught six passes for 68 yards and one touchdown as the Patriots beat the Seahawks 28-24 in Super Bowl XLIX.And that could be considered a quiet game for the tight end.Gronkowski, or “Gronk” for short, is a 27-year-old monster who stands in at 6-foot-6 and weighs 265 pounds. A mismatch in every sense of the word, he is probably the one player who scares the Cardinals most coming into Sunday’s game. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories A good chunk of the responsibility for figuring out how to stop Gronkowski will fall on defensive coordinator James Bettcher, who said the Patriot is a special player who everyone knows is the best there is at the tight end position right now.To stop him, Bettcher said it takes putting a mixture of different defenders — cornerbacks, safeties, linebackers and even defensive linemen — on him.“You have to have a little bit of everything in what you do, and that’s the truth,” he added.Bettcher went on to say you have to disrupt the timing of routes, and it would be extremely helpful to get a good pass rush on QB Jimmy Garoppolo.But barring a disastrous defensive breakdown, at least one player will be tasked with tracking the tight end on every play, and one of them, $LB Deone Bucannon, seems like a perfect candidate. But even at 6-foot-1 and roughly 218 pounds Bucannon would still be giving up plenty of size, so he said the key is playing his technique.“Play within the defense, do what you can do,” he said. “And shoot, you’ve got 10 other guys out there with you, you’re not by yourself.”No doubt the Cardinals will be looking to swarm after Gronkowski if and when he catches the ball because, as Arians said, it is important not to allow yards after the catch. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, speaks with tight end Rob Gronkowski, right, during an NFL football training camp practice, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) “So we’re going to have to make sure that we’re on our Ps and Qs at all times to understand where he is, to understand his positions, because where he is in certain formations, how he’s lined up, is going to tell you what’s going to come.”Peterson is confident that if the Cardinals are focused and pick up on what the Patriots are telling them, they will have some success. But stopping Gronkowski is no easy task.“As an athlete, the guy is unreal,” he said. “He’s done some things that receivers can’t even do; he’s going to end up shattering tight end records. I can only imagine he’s probably on Tony Gonzalez’s heels right now for the majority of those records.“But Gronk is an incredible athlete (and) I can’t wait to see how we mount up against him.”Follow Adam Green on Twitter 0 Comments   Share   But when it comes to stopping him entirely, one interesting idea that seems to be in play is putting All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson on the behemoth tight end. It’s a little unconventional, yes, but given that Gronkowski is New England’s best option in the passing game and the Patriots do not really feature a star receiver, there are times where the matchup could make sense.Bettcher, not surprisingly, would not divulge much of the game plan, only saying the possibility exists for Peterson to end up on Gronkowski.Peterson said he has matched up with tight ends before, and mentioned Jimmy Graham when the team played in New Orleans in 2013. Asked if he expects to see a lot of Gronkowski Sunday, he smiled and said, “We’ll see.”The cornerback will not be shadowing the tight end like he does some of the other premier receivers the team faces, but you can probably read a little between the lines with regards to what the team is thinking.That would be a fun matchup between two of the very best the game has to offer at their respective positions. And for the 6-foot-1, 203-pound Peterson, it would be a departure from his normal type of assignment.“A complete animal, the guy is more than a LeBron James at the tight end position — the guy is huge,” the corner said of Gronkowski. “He’s very, very fast; he uses his body well and he’s the guy whenever they’re in trouble, who they want to get the ball to, especially in the red zone. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, when talking about how the Patriots like to use multiple tight ends, pointed out that Gronkowski is in a league of his own.“There’s a bunch of other tight ends, but there’s one Gronk,” he said. “He is a different animal when it comes to defending him but that’s something that we’re very accustomed to.”The thing is, with a player like Gronkowski, a defense can only do so much. The former University of Arizona Wildcat has caught 65 touchdowns in 80 regular season games, has been a Pro Bowler four times and is a three-time First Team All-Pro selection. The only thing that has stopped him since entering the league in 2010 is injury, as he has played all 16 games in a season just twice.Gronkowski has been battling a hamstring injury in training camp, and was listed as “limited” on the official injury report. On Thursday, he said he is not at 100 percent and his status for Sunday will be a coach’s decision.If he does not play, the Cardinals would certainly be catching a break.But if he does play, they will be getting a handful.How do you stop him?“You throw different looks at him, you hit him with different people, and you play physical — that’s the only way,” safety Tyvon Branch said. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 11 Comments   Share   Top Stories Three-time Arizona Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby is testing the free agent market and recently visited with the Buffalo Bills, reports ESPN’s Field Yates.Buffalo has hosted a handful of linebackers as it prepared to replace the departed Preston Brown, and Dansby proved himself as a solid option by leading Arizona with 95 tackles in 2017.The 36-year-old also recorded a sack, a fumble recovery and his 20th career interception last season.center_img Arizona has taken hits to its front seven this free agency period, having lost tackle Xavier Williams to the Chiefs, plus outside linebacker Kareem Martin to the Giants. The Cardinals also cut defensive end Josh Mauro, who joined Martin and former Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher with the Giants.Related LinksArizona Cardinals re-sign linebacker Josh BynesIs there anything left on the WR free agent market for the Cardinals?If they lose Dansby, the Cardinals have options at middle and inside linebacker with Haason Reddick thriving when he played as a rookie last season and unheralded Josh Bynes returning.Arizona drafted Dansby in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft, and he played in Arizona from 2004-09. A three-year stint in Miami bridged that time with his second go-around with the Cardinals in 2013.Dansby played for the Cleveland Browns from 2014-15 and Cincinnati Bengals in 2016 before returning to Arizona last season.The veteran linebacker wasn’t the only Cardinals free agent who continues feeling out the market.Backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert recently met with the Tennessee Titans, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.It would appear Gabbert is not likely to return to Arizona with the team signing quarterbacks Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon in free agency. Gabbert completed 55.6 percent of his 171 passes in five games last season for 1,086 yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

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first_img 21 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Cleveland Browns kicker Zane Gonzalez reacts after missing an extra point during the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, in New Orleans Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Bill Feig) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories center_img Gonzalez was kicking with a groin injury at the time, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Arizona Cardinals worked out former Arizona State and Cleveland Browns kicker Zane Gonzalez on Monday, according to 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s John Gambadoro.After a Week 2 loss to the New Orleans Saints, the Browns waived Gonzalez and signed rookie Greg Joseph to replace him. In the 21-18 defeat, Gonzalez missed two field goals and two extra points, three of which came in the fourth quarter. Gonzalez missed a 44-yarder early in the fourth, an extra point with 1:16 to go with the score tied 18-18 and the potential game-tying field goal from 52 yards with eight seconds left. #AZCardinals worked out 5 players today including former #Jets G Oday Aboushi, TEs John Phillips and Galvin Escobar and G Austin Pasztor.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) October 22, 2018The Cardinals currently have veteran Phil Dawson at kicker. Dawson missed a go-ahead 46-yard attempt with 1:55 left in Arizona’s 20-17 Week 4 loss to Seattle. He also missed from 50 yards at the end of the first half but has not missed since.This season, Dawson is 3-for-5 on field goal attempts and 11-for-11 on extra points after he was 32-for-40 on field goals and 23-for-26 on extra points last season. The 43-year-old is in the second year of his two-year deal with the Cardinals and makes $2.5 million in base salary this season.Gonzalez was the Lou Groza Award winner in his senior season for the Sun Devils in 2016 and was also a unanimous All-American. He was 39-for-40 on extra points and 23-for-25 on field goals in his last season for the Sun Devils.In the 2017 NFL Draft, Gonzalez was selected in the seventh round by the Browns and went on to make 15 of his 20 field goal attempts as a rookie.last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter COMO Shambhala Estate

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterCOMO Shambhala Estate is launching The Sleep Awakening workshop on 17 to 22 May 2018, led by sleep consultant Tristian Kelly. This six-day, five-night workshop will help guests take control of their sleeping patterns, each day comprising 180 minutes of daily group coaching sessions with Tristian, as well as one-on-one consultations.Tristian Kelly is a Sydney-based sleep therapist and author of ‘Three Weeks to Better Sleep’, and soon-to-be-published ‘Diary of an Insomniac’. Tristian comes to COMO Shambhala Estate with a wealth of experience having spent 20 years looking for a cure to her own chronic insomnia. She graduated in psychology from Sydney University, and trained as a naturopath, nutritionist, Western herbal medicine practitioner and homeopath. When Tristian managed to finally achieve restful sleep, she turned to working empathetically to help others achieve the same at her sleep clinic, Counting Seashells, in Australia.Tristian’s workshop in Bali will look into the science of sleep, and teach a range of sleeping strategies to help with bouts of insomnia. She will identify guests’ individual anxiety triggers, and craft personalised sleep programmes that they can use to aid their sleep when they return home. There will be discussions on how food and nutrition can support good sleep, as well as daily inspiration provided by the COMO Shambhala kitchen. Relaxing body treatments, yoga and outdoor activities will also help engender real results, with COMO Shambhala Estate’s private villas, rooms and suites set among peaceful Balinese jungle where nature’s presence helps guests reboot their sleeping cycles and circadian rhythms.Tristian Kelly, said: “The Sleep Awakening workshop is a five-day retreat that will teach you the fundamentals of sleeping well, awaken you to how your life has shaped your sleep patterns today, and lead you through how to apply your personal toolkit of sleeping tools and strategies to help you take control of sleep, rather than sleep controlling your life.” Sally Halstead, spa manager at COMO Shambhala Estate, said: “We are thrilled to host Tristian’s The Sleep Awakening workshop. Guests with sleep issues often find solace at the estate, and with this targeted workshop more guests can work towards beating their insomnia.”Inclusions:All daily meals, including welcome and farewell dinnersTwo daily 90-minute group classes with Tristian KellyA 30-minute one-on-one consultation with Tristian KellyA 60-minute COMO Shambhala MassageAn exclusive giftCOMO Shambhala Estate’s first The Sleep Awakening workshop is priced from US$5160.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Air Vanuatu has confirm

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterAir Vanuatu has confirmed plans to recommence non-stop services between Melbourne and Port Vila, Vanuatu, subject to regulatory and government approval. Commencing 18 June 2019, the thrice-weekly flight will be operated using Air Vanuatu’s Boeing 737-800 and will be the only direct service between the two cities. Tickets are on sale now, offering onward connections from Port Vila to 28 destinations across the country.Air Vanuatu previously operated a seasonal weekly service on the route until 2015.Derek Nice, Air Vanuatu’s Managing Director and CEO, said he is thrilled to be offering the only direct service between Melbourne and Vanuatu, which will offer code-sharing with Qantas.“The arrival of this new route will be particularly exciting for people living in Melbourne who have already discovered the wonders of Vanuatu and can’t wait to go back. They can travel non-stop, on conveniently timed flights, giving them more time in our island paradise,” said Nice.When operations commence, Air Vanuatu flight NF7 will depart Melbourne at 0700 (local time) on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays arriving in Port Vila at 1230 (local time), with a flight time of just over four hours. The return flight NF8 will depart Port Vila at 1615 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, arriving in Melbourne at 2015, with a flight time of just over five hours. (Flight schedules are subject to change.)Adela Issachar, CEO of the Vanuatu Tourism Office, welcomed the new link to the Victorian capital.“Like the people of Vanuatu, a holiday in Vanuatu is full of fun, inspired by the cheeky spirit delivered with a big Ni-Vanuatu smile,” said Issachar.“Adventure, in its many forms, is what Vanuatu does best, from the fire and fury of an active volcano to the vivid colours of tropical reefs … Now only four hours’ flight time from Melbourne, now is the time to get Vanuatu on your bucket list,” she concluded.To celebrate the arrival of the new route, Air Vanuatu is offering a special fare starting from $325 one-way with onward connections to Espiritu Santo and Tanna Island, starting from $350 one-way, for bookings made between now and 31 March 2019. Travel must take place between 18 June and 31 December 2019.See www.airvanuatu.comGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

Related Flights to Tripoli to be launched by bmiBr

first_img RelatedFlights to Tripoli to be launched by bmiBritish Midland International (bmi) will launch new flights to Tripoli from London Heathrow this winter.Flights to Southampton offer Yorkshire passengers alternative link to LondonThe recommendation comes after bmi announced that it would be withdrawing flights to HeathrowLaunch of cheap flights to Berlin from Heathrow this monthCheap flights to Berlin from London Heathrow are being launched by bmi Additional cheap flights to Berlin are being introduced by bmi from London Heathrow in order to meet strong passenger demand.Heathrow’s second biggest airline will launch a fifth daily flight to Berlin Tegel Airport on June 21st, with the outward journey taking off at 07:10 BST before touching down in Germany at 10:00 (local time).The return journey will depart Berlin at 11:05 before arriving back at the UK’s busiest airport at 12:00. Services will be operated using an Airbus 319 aircraft, which features both business and economy class cabins.Katherine Gibson, bmi’s sales and marketing director, said the additional flights will help strengthen the airline’s reputation among business passengers.”Due to overwhelming demand, our new services mean that London-based customers can reach Berlin even earlier for business meetings,” she commented.Further bmi flights to Berlin take off from London Heathrow at 09:20, 14:45, 17:50 and 19:45.The airline’s services to the German city were launched on March 28th using an Airbus A319 aircraft.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

Shanghai China – Reported by Elite Traveler the

first_imgShanghai, China – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineThe grand opening of the first Louis Vuitton Maison in Shanghai at Plaza 66 will be the 16th Maison worldwide and will further bring together the style and elegance of Louis Vuitton under one roof. 

Specially designed by architect Peter Marino, new design elements and custom-made furniture come together to create a unique and innovative Louis Vuitton experience. 

Formed over four floors, the Louis Vuitton Maison will house leather goods, ready-to-wear fashion for women and men, luggage, watches, jewelry and rare and exceptional products. Specially commissioned artworks by Chinese and international contemporary artists will be seen throughout the Maison, highlighting Louis Vuitton’s association with discovery.On July 19, the Louis Vuitton Express came to a halt on the famous Bund in Shanghai. When its doors opened, elegant models entreated from refined carriages, clad in elongated A-line silhouettes of richly layered and jewel-embellished clothing, each accompanied by exquisite suitcases, portmanteaux and handbags in celebration of the house’s history of elegance, creativity and love of travel.www.louisvuitton.comlast_img read more

Opened December 2009 The RitzCarlton Dove Mount

first_imgOpened December 2009, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is the 72nd hotel and the first Southern Arizona property within The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. The resort is located northwest of Tucson, Arizona, in the scenic town of Marana situated in the Tortolita Foothills.In preparation for the opening day, the property has been abuzz with non-stop activity. More than forty Ritz-Carlton leaders from around the world have arrived to assist in the orientation and training of the 300 plus, Ladies and Gentlemen recently hired to work at the world-class resort. The key to a successful property is their indoctrination into The Ritz-Carlton culture. This is enlivened through the new gold standard, producing an unwavering commitment to excellence.“It is about providing an experience that creates memories that last a lifetime through refined, personalized service and attention to detail,” stated general manager, Allan Federer. “This is a resort that is true and authentic to the unique surroundings and we are focused exceeding guests’ expectations. This setting coupled with a spirit of adventure permeating the entire guest experience, sets us apart.”The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain features 250 guest rooms and suites, and secluded, multi-bedroom casitas – ideal for families and friends. Also featured are 27 holes of championship golf, designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus and host to the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.The resort sits upon 850 acres of spectacular desert and foothill terrain for guests to explore and discover their own personal adventures. The property’s 20 miles of world-class hiking trails, biking, jeep tours, and stargazing are only the beginning. Guests can enjoy the “True American” menu of CORE Kitchen and Wine Bar or pass the time in the Ignite lobby lounge enjoying an extensive array of smoky single malt scotches and whiskeys from around the world. The whiskeys are served in a traditional manner with Hildon Natural Mineral Water from England to maximize the tasting experience. This unique Tucson experience can be found only at Ignite.For spa enthusiasts, The Ritz-Carlton Spa is a secluded, 17,000 square-foot retreat embracing the enchanting natural beauty of Southern Arizona’s Tortolita Mountains. Spa guests can choose from a selection of treatments influenced by the balancing elements of wood, fire, earth, water and metal.Inspired by the richness and beauty of its lush surroundings, the picturesque Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain offers a rich visual history of the surrounding desert. This is a place where there is something for everyone to enjoy.www.ritzcarlton.com/dovemountainlast_img read more

Some books to guide you on the Harry and Meghan we

first_imgSome books to guide you on the Harry and Meghan wedding path by Leanne Italie, The Associated Press Posted Apr 19, 2018 8:17 am PDT Last Updated Apr 19, 2018 at 8:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – If you’re not already on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle overload ahead of their big to-do in Windsor, here’s a few books to take a deeper dive:MEGHAN: A HOLLYWOOD PRINCESSCelebrity biographer Andrew Morton’s latest book, from Grand Central Publishing, stretches back to Meghan’s valley upbringing in Los Angeles, the breakup of her parents, her 2013 divorce and her struggles in Hollywood. Tidbits were released early to select media, including this from Meghan friend Ninaki Priddy: “She was always fascinated by the royal family. She wants to be Princess Diana 2.0.”Oh, and Markle rehearsed drinking tea before meeting her prince’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. She learned to crook her finger as she held the cup and saucer.Morton, who wrote “Diana: Her True Story” and a slew of other royal biographies, also recently took on the story of Wallis Simpson, in “Wallis in Love,” about the woman whose affair with King Edward VIII led to his abdication.PRINCE HARRY: THE INSIDE STORYDuncan Larcombe, a former royal watcher for The Sun in London, recently updated this book from HarperCollins to include more Meghan details. He takes us through the prince’s unrulier days as he struggled with the death of his mother, Princess Diana, and how he turned it all around through his military service, counselling and work on the Invictus Games.Larcombe told People magazine that Harry “desperately wanted to get married and be happy. He sees his brother has found that. The fact that Meghan arrived when she did completes it for Harry.”AMERICAN PRINCESS: The LOVE STORY OF MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRYThis William Morrow Paperbacks offering by Leslie Carroll takes a juicy tone for the “sexy ginger” and his American princess ahead of their taboo-busting union.Carroll’s exploration of their relationship covers a look back through centuries of Britain’s rule-breaking royal marriages and those love matches that were never allowed to reach the altar.Noting that Meghan is 36, the same age as Harry’s mother when she died in 1997, Carroll ends with the birds-and-bees talk Diana doled out when Harry was 8 and William was 10. Carroll writes: “A blushing Harry fled the room. … Diana told her sons, whether or not your bride is royal, ‘if she is the person you truly love, then that’s all that matters.’”HARRY: LIFE, LOSS AND LOVERoyal expert Katie Nicholl, in this book from Hachette Books, focuses in part on Harry’s relationship with close family, including the queen. She covers his frequent visits to one of his favourite places, Botswana, and details his past relationships while chronicling his romance with Meghan.Nicholl offers some delicious details about their courtship. Meghan was so at home at Nottingham Cottage that she had a wardrobe of clothes in Harry’s closet and added several more suitcases of belongings. She brought in fresh flowers, organic cookbooks and her favourite Le Labo Santal 26 scented candles to transform his bachelor decor.Meghan loved making extravagant dinners for Harry, and the two loved watching “The Crown” on Netflix, according to Nicholl.MISCELLANEOUS“Harry and Meghan: A Love Story Coloring Book,” 30 illustrations ready to go. Got a royal house museum going? The pictures are perforated for display once you’re finished.“Harry and Meghan Paper Dolls,” from Dover Publications. Put Harry in his swim trunks and Meghan in the jeans and white button-down boy shirt she donned for the Invictus Games.“Harry and Meghan 2018,” a paperback planner for the year with the couple on the cover against a royal blue background. Motivational quotes included to carry you through the post-wedding hangover.___For complete coverage of the royal wedding, see: https://apnews.com/tag/Royalweddingslast_img read more

NORRISTOWN Pa – The Latest on Bill Cosbys sexua

first_img NORRISTOWN, Pa. – The Latest on Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial (all times local):6:35 p.m.Jurors at Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial appear to be focused on the testimony of a woman who claims his chief accuser spoke of framing a prominent person for the money.The jury asked to rehear testimony from star defence witness Marguerite Jackson, a former Temple University colleague of Andrea Constand’s.Jackson testified that Constand told her she could fabricate sexual assault allegations and “get that money” from a lawsuit, bolstering Cosby’s efforts to show Constand made up the allegations against him to extort a big civil settlement.Cosby is accused of drugging and molesting Constand in 2004. He says it was consensual.The Associated Press doesn’t typically identify people who say they’re victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.___1:10 p.m.Deliberating jurors in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case have asked their first question of the judge.The jury returned to a suburban Philadelphia courtroom less than two hours into its deliberations to ask for the legal definition of consent.Judge Steve O’Neill said he wasn’t able to answer it, telling jurors they’ve already been given the definitions of the charges they are considering.Prosecutors say the 80-year-old comedian drugged and molested a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.His lawyers say Cosby’s encounter with Andrea Constand was consensual. The defence says Constand falsely accused Cosby so she could file suit against him. Cosby paid Constand nearly $3.4 million in 2006.Cosby’s first trial ended without a verdict after jurors deadlocked.The Associated Press doesn’t typically identify people who say they’re victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.___11:10 a.m.A jury has started deliberating the fate of Bill Cosby in his sexual assault retrial.The jurors began their work late Wednesday morning after getting instructions from the judge.Cosby is charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Each count carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.Prosecutors say the 80-year-old comedian drugged and molested a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.His lawyers say that whatever happened between Cosby and accuser Andrea Constand was consensual. The defence says Constand falsely accused Cosby so she could file suit against him. Cosby paid Constand nearly $3.4 million in 2006.Cosby’s first trial ended without a verdict after jurors deadlocked.The Associated Press doesn’t typically identify people who say they’re victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.___8:45 a.m.Bill Cosby has arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse where jurors will start deliberating at the comedian’s sexual assault retrial.The 80-year-old Cosby arrived on the rainy Wednesday. He gave a quick fist pump and sashayed toward people chanting “We love Bill!”The jury of seven men and five women are to start weighing charges, one day after more than five hours of closing arguments that portrayed Cosby as a calculating predator and the victim of a multimillion-dollar frame-up.The prosecution and defence gave jurors plenty to think about after a two-week trial on charges Cosby drugged and molested Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in January 2004.The Associated Press doesn’t typically identify people who say they’re victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.___12:05 a.m.Jurors at Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial are poised to start deliberating after a marathon day of closing arguments.The seven men and five women sequestered will start weighing charges on Wednesday in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.They begged off a late Tuesday start, saying they were exhausted from 5 1/2 hours of closing arguments.Prosecutors portrayed the comedian as a calculating predator.Cosby’s lawyers said he’s the victim of a multimillion-dollar frame-up.The prosecution and defence gave jurors a lot to think about after a two-week trial on charges Cosby drugged and molested Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in January 2004.The Associated Press doesn’t typically identify people who say they’re victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done. Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) by The Associated Press Posted Apr 25, 2018 8:21 am PDT Last Updated Apr 25, 2018 at 4:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img The Latest: Cosby jury focuses on star defence witnesslast_img read more

The list of the nominees for the 91st Academy Awar

first_img The list of the nominees for the 91st Academy Awards:Best picture: Black Panther,” ”BlacKkKlansman,” ”Bohemian Rhapsody,” ”The Favourite,” ”Green Book,” ”Roma,” ”A Star Is Born,” ”Vice.”Best director: Alfonso Cuaron, “Roma”; Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman”; Pawel Pawlikowski, “Cold War”; Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite”; Adam McKay, “Vice.”Best actor: Christian Bale, “Vice”; Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”; Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”; Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book”; Willem Dafoe “At Eternity’s Gate.”Best actress: Yalitza Aparicio, “Roma”; Glenn Close, “The Wife”; Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”; Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born”; Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”Best supporting actor: Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”; Sam Elliott, “A Star Is Born”; Adam Driver, “BlacKkKlansman”; Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”; Sam Rockwell, “Vice.”Best supporting actress: Amy Adams, “Vice”; Marina de Tavira, “Roma”; Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”; Emma Stone, “The Favourite”; Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite.”Original Song: “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” music and lyrics by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch; “All The Stars” from “Black Panther,” music by Mark Spears, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, Anthony Tiffith and lyrics by Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, Anthony Tiffith and Solana Rowe; “I’ll Fight” from “RBG,” music and lyrics by Diane Warren; “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns,” music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman; “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born,” music and lyrics by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt.Original Score: “Black Panther,” Ludwig Goransson; “BlacKkKlansman,” Terence Blanchard; “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Nicholas Britell; “Isle of Dogs,” Alexandre Desplat; “Mary Poppins Returns,” Marc Shaiman.Foreign language film: Germany’s “Never Look Away”; Japan’s “Shoplifters”; Lebanon’s “Capernaum”; Mexico’s “Roma”; Poland’s “Cold War.” Documentary feature: “Free Solo,” ”Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” ”Minding the Gap,” ”Of Fathers and Sons,” ”RBG”Documentary feature: “Free Solo,” ”Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” ”Minding the Gap,” ”Of Fathers and Sons,” ”RBG”Documentary short subject: “Black Sheep,” ”End Game,” ”Lifeboat,” ”A Night at The Garden,” ”Period. End of Sentence.”Adapted screenplay: “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen; “BlacKkKlansman,” Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee; “Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty; “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Barry Jenkins; “A Star Is Born,” Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper and Will FettersOriginal screenplay: “The Favourite,” Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara; “First Reformed,” Paul Schrader; “Green Book,” Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie and Peter Farrelly ; “Roma,” Alfonso Cuaron; “Vice,” Adam McKayFilm Editing: “BlacKkKlansman,” Barry Alexander Brown; “Bohemian Rhapsody,” John Ottman; “The Favourite,” Yorgos Mavropsaridis; “Green Book,” Patrick J. Don Vito; “Vice,” Hank CorwinSound Editing: “Black Panther,” ”Bohemian Rhapsody,” ”First Man,” ”A Quiet Place,” ”Roma.”Sound Mixing: “Black Panther,” ”Bohemian Rhapsody,” ”First Man,” ”Roma,” ”A Star Is Born.”Visual effects: “Avengers: Infinity War”; “Christopher Robin”; “First Man”; “Ready Player One”; “Solo: A Star Wars Story”Makeup and hairstyling: “Border”; “Mary Queen of Scots”; “Vice.”Costume design: “The Ballad of Buster Scriggs,” Mary Zophres; “Black Panther,” Ruth Carter; “The Favourite,” Sandy Powell; “Mary Poppins Returns,” Sandy Pwoell; “Mary Queen of Scots,” Alexandra ByrneProduction design: “Black Panther,” ”The Favourite,” ”First Man,” ”Mary Poppins Returns,” ”Roma.”Cinematography: Lukasz Zal, “Cold War”; Robbie Ryan, “The Favourite”; Caleb Deschanel, “Never Look Away”; Alfonso Cuaron, “Roma”; Matthew Libatique, “A Star Is Born.”Best animated film: “Incredibles 2,” ”Isle of Dogs,” ”Mirai,” ”Ralph Breaks the Internet,” ”Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”Animated short film: “Animal Behavior,” ”Bad,” ”Late Afternoon,” ”One Small Step,” ”Weekends.”Live Action short film: “Detainment,” ”Fauve,” ”Marguerite,” ”Mother,” ”Skin.”The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Jan 22, 2019 6:38 am PDT The list of nominees for the 91st Academy Awardscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

Man forgets valuable Picasso owl jug on German t

first_imgMan forgets valuable Picasso ‘owl jug’ on German train BERLIN — Police in Germany are appealing for help in finding a valuable ceramic jug made by Pablo Picasso, after its owner lost it on a train.Federal police said Tuesday that the 76-year-old man forgot the jug featuring Picasso’s famous owl motif when he changed trains in the western city of Hamm on Feb. 15.Police said the white, black and blue jug was made in Picasso’s workshop in Madoura, France, in 1953, and is worth at least 10,000 euros ($11,355).Train crew was alerted to the loss immediately but the jug remains missing.The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img by The Associated Press Posted Feb 26, 2019 6:58 am PDTlast_img read more

by The Associated Press Posted Mar 21 2019 2

first_img by The Associated Press Posted Mar 21, 2019 2:05 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Bestsellerscenter_img Bestselling Books Week Ending 3/16/19HARDCOVER FICTION1. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Della Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)2. “Wolf Pack” by C.J. Box (G.P. Putnman’s Sons)3. “Silent Night” by Danielle Steel (Dell)4. “The Persian Gamble” by Joel C. Rosenberg (Tyndale House)5. “Cemetery Road” by Greg Iles (William Morrow)6. “The Chef” by James Patterson and Max DiLallo (Little, Brown)7. “The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides (Celadon Books)8. “Toxic Game” by Christine Feehan (Berkley)9. “Daisy Jones & The Six” by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Ballantine)10. “The Malta Exchange” by Steve Berry (Minotaur)11. “The Last Romantics” by Tara Conklin (William Morrow)12. “The Reckoning” by John Grisham (Doubleday)13. “The First Lady” by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois (Grand Central Publishing)14. “The Border” by Don Winslow (William Morrow)15. “Fire & Blood” by George R.R. Martin (Bantam)HARDCOVER NONFICTION1. “Girl, Stop Apologizing” by Rachel Hollios (HarperCollins Leadership)2. “Becoming” by Michelle Obama (Crown)3. “The Case for Trump” by Victor Davis Hanson (Basic Books)4. “It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way” by Lysa TerKeurst (Thomas Nelson)5. “Mostly Sunny” by Janice Dean (Harper)6. “Grateful American” by Gary Sinise and Marcus Brotherton (Thomas Nelson)7. “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Olivia Newton John (Gallery)8. “Best Self” by Mike Bayer (Dey Street)9. “Spearhead” by Adam Makos (Ballantine)10. “Keto Diet” by Josh Axe (Little, Brown Spark)11. “Mama’s Last Hug” by Frans de Waal (Norton)12. “The Uninhabitable Earth” by David Wallce-Wells (Crown/Duggan)13. “Holy Envy” by John Carreyrou (Knopf)14. “Bad Blood” by John Carreyrou (Knopf)15. “The Threat” by Andrew G. McCabe (St. Martin’s Press)MASS MARKET PAPERBACKS1. “The Fallen” by David Baldacci (Vision)2. “The Rising Sea” by Cussler/Brown (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)3. “Between You and Me” by Susan Wiggs (Avon)4. “Backlash” by Lisa Jackson (Zebra)5. “I’ve Got My Eyes on You” by Mary Higgins Clark (Pocket)6. “Tom Clancy: Line of Sight” by Mike Maden (Berkley)7. “Slow Ride” by Lori Foster (HQN)8. “Stranglehold” by William W. Johnstone (Pinnacle)9. “Live by the West, Die by the West” by William W. Johnstone (Pinnacle)10. “Devil’s Daughter” by Lisa Kleypas (Avon)11. “Changing Habits” by Debbie Macomber (Mira)12. “Behind Closed Doors” by B.A. Paris (St. Martin’s Press)13. “The Pharaoh Key” by Preston/Child (Grand Central Publishing)14. “Finding Forever” by Nora Roberts (Silhouette)15. “The Cast” by Danielle Steel (Dell)TRADE PAPERBACKS1. “The Woman in the Window” by A.J. Finn (William Morrow)2. “The First Lady” by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois (Grand Central Publishing)3. “The Tatooist of Auschwitz” by Heather Morris (Harper)4. “The Lost Girls of Paris” by Pam Jenoff (Park Row Books)5. “The Huntress” by Kate Quinn (William Morrow)6. “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman (Penguin)7. “Cat and Nat’s Mom Truths” by Belknap/Telfer (Harmony)8. “Juror ?3” by Patterson/Allen (Grand Central Publishing)9. “The Walking Dead, Vol. 31” by Kirkman et al. (Image)10. “Total Control” by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing)11. “I Was Anastasia” by Ariel Lawhon (Anchor)12. “Pet Sematary” by Stephen King (Gallery)13. “The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin (G.P. Putnams’ Sons)14. “QAnon” by WWG1WGA (Relentlessly Creative)15. “After Anna” by Lisa Scottoline (Griffin)Copyright 5/8 2019 Publishers Weekly, powered by NPD BookScan 5/8 2019 NPD Group.The Associated Presslast_img read more