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The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Seattle Seahawks’ Ahtyba Rubin, left, and Bobby Wagner tackle Arizona Cardinals’ David Johnson on a carry by Johnson in the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Top Stories That’s essentially the perspective NFL.com’s Adam Schein has, although when looking at each divisions’ favorite and top contender, he still sees the Cardinals as a threat.Schein has the Seahawks as the favorite, noting he liked the pickup of running back Eddie Lacy and that their defense is still nasty. As for the Cardinals:Yes, Arizona lost Calais Campbell and Tony Jefferson in free agency. But this team still oozes talent. And getting Tyrann Mathieu back from injury is gigantic. Last year was a major disappointment, but the Cardinals have improved the special teams and the core of the roster. Overall, this team is just too strong. I expect a major bounceback in 2017.Schein has long been fond of the Cardinals, and with the Rams and 49ers both rebuilding, it makes sense that the Cardinals will once again be the Seahawks’ top challenger.But will the Cardinals have enough to contend again?As pointed out, Arizona has lost a lot from its defense, which last season finished second in the NFL in yards allowed. Free agency has not been particularly kind to them across the board, though it’s likely most of the departures were expected and the Cardinals have added talent, such as linebacker Karlos Dansby and safety Antoine Bethea. The Arizona Cardinals were expected to be among the best teams in the NFL in 2016, and with that were supposed to win the NFC West for a second consecutive season.They were not, and they did not.As we all know, the Cardinals finished a disappointing 7-8-1, ceding the division back to the Seattle Seahawks, who went 10-5-1.Based on that alone, you’d have to think the Seahawks are once again the favorites to claim the NFC West in 2017. Adding to that, little has happened over the first couple weeks of the NFL’s free agency period to make one think the Cardinals were ready to usurp the division champs. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 0 Comments   Share   With all that, there is still plenty that can be done in free agency and then there will be the NFL Draft, in which the Cardinals hold the 13th overall selection.So even if the Cardinals are not at the Seahawks’ level now, there is still time for things to change. – / 18 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

7 Houston Texans 73 beat Washington 2321 ▲1

first_img7.Houston Texans7-3beat Washington 23-21(▲1)Texans lost the turnover battle, but they won the game. 18.Baltimore Ravens5-5beat Cincinnati 24-21(▲2)Lamar Jackson becomes first QB to run for 100 or more yards since Kaepernick in 2016. 31.Oakland Raiders2-8beat Arizona 23-21(▲1)Cardinals foil Raiders’ tanking plans for a week. 26.Buffalo Bills3-7Bye week(▲1)Still have no earthly idea how they’ve won three games. Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) watches during the second half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. The Raiders won 23-21. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) 21.Detroit Lions4-6beat Carolina 20-19(▲3)Those outdoor practices for an indoor game really paid off. 16.Tennessee Titans5-5lost to Indianapolis 38-10(▼3)Still have no idea what to make of this team. 4.Pittsburgh Steelers7-2-1beat Jacksonville 20-16(–)Ugly wins still count as wins. 29.New York Jets3-7Bye week(▲1)I’d love to see a four-game playoff between the bottom four teams. Yes, I have problems. 5.New England Patriots7-3Bye week(▲1)Pats get some soft candy after the bye with a trip to visit the Jets. 14.Minnesota Vikings5-4-1lost to Chicago 25-20(▼3)Kirk Cousins: is he overrated, overpaid or both? 8.Los Angeles Chargers7-3lost to Denver 23-22(▼3)Never good to blow a 12-point second-half lead. 6.Chicago Bears7-3beat Minnesota 25-20(▲1)Khalil Mack, man. 28.Tampa Bay Buccaneers3-7lost to NY Giants 38-35(▼2)The QB carousel continues…but if both of them stink, does it matter? The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Here’s a look at this week’s order:Arizona Sports NFL Power Rankings – Week 12 Top Stories 15.Green Bay Packers4-5-1lost to Seattle 27-24(▼3)Will never understand why McCarthy didn’t go for it on 4th-and-2 with four minutes left. 30.San Francisco 49ers2-8Bye week(▲1)A chance for a win coming at Tampa Bay? 32.Arizona Cardinals2-8lost to Oakland 23-21(▼4)The worst Cardinals team since they’ve been in the desert. 24.Cleveland Browns3-6-1Bye week(▼2)They employed Hue Jackson for 2.5 years, why is interviewing Condoleezza Rice so absurd? It seems like I say something similar every year, but man, this has been a weird NFL season.Through 11 weeks, only 11 teams have winning records, while 12 squads have either four or five wins. The top five of the league is ridiculously strong, while the bottom eighth is about as weak as possible.That doesn’t mean good things for the Arizona Cardinals, who are at the bottom of the bottom again this week after a terrible loss to the woeful Oakland Raiders. We might be looking at an early launch date for this year’s NFL Mock Draft Tracker on ArizonaSports.com. Just sayin’.center_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 20.Cincinnati Bengals5-5lost to Baltimore 24-21(▼5)Bengals, once relevant, have lost four their last five. 22.Denver Broncos4-6beat LA Chargers 23-22(▲3)Broncos get third win by three points or less this season. 3.Kansas City Chiefs9-2lost to LA Rams 54-51(▼1)Patrick Mahomes with six TD passes in loss. He’s on pace to throw 53. 27.Jacksonville Jaguars3-7lost to Pittsburgh 20-16(▼4)Kept reminding Big Ben of how many picks he threw. Yeah, it’s the same number that’s in their win column. 25.New York Giants3-7beat Tampa Bay 38-35(▲4)You just can’t keep Eli Manning down. 11.Indianapolis Colts5-5beat Tennessee 38-10(▲3)If this keeps up, Andrew Luck and Frank Reich might take home postseason awards. RankTeamRecordResultMovementComment 7 Comments   Share   10.Carolina Panthers6-4lost to Detroit 20-19(–)Bad loss to Detroit, but mediocrity around the league keeps them in top 10. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 23.Atlanta Falcons4-6lost to Dallas 22-19(▼2)Hope you at least have Matt Bryant on your fantasy team. 2.Los Angeles Rams10-1beat Kansas City 54-51(▲1)Scored an NFL season-high 54 points without a TD from Todd Gurley, who leads the league in touchdowns. 12.Dallas Cowboys5-5beat Atlanta 22-19(▲4)Pretty good back-to-back road wins have the Cowboys in the thick of the division race. 1.New Orleans Saints9-1beat Philadelphia 48-7(–)Saints have scored 144 points in the last three weeks. That’s one less than the Cardinals and seven more than the Bills have scored all year. 13.Seattle Seahawks5-5beat Green Bay 27-24(▲6)Very workmanlike performance to beat the Packers. 17.Miami Dolphins5-5Bye week(–)Tough trip to Indianapolis after their bye week. 9.Washington Redskins6-4lost to Houston 23-21(–)The injury to Alex Smith makes things very interesting in the NFC East. 19.Philadelphia Eagles4-6lost to New Orleans 48-7(▼1)The Eagles suffer the worst loss ever by a defending Super Bowl champion. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Mt Hutt has been awa

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Mt Hutt has been awarded the coveted title of New Zealand’s Best Ski Resort at the third Annual World Ski Awards in A-ROSA Kitzbühel, Austria.It’s the first time Mt Hutt has won the prestigious award, with Mt Hutt Ski Area Manager James McKenzie saying, “We are absolutely buzzing.  Our staff put everything into delivering the very best guest experience at Mt Hutt this season and this international endorsement is fantastic recognition.”The awards evening was the highlight of a three-day programme attended by an audience of ski tourism figureheads and market leaders from all around the world.Mt Hutt General Manager of Operations James Urquhart and ski instructor Ingrid Zauner received the award on behalf of the ski area at the glitzy gala ceremony dinner.“This is the ski industry equivalent of the Academy Awards and while Brad and Ange stayed at home to look after the kids, players from the likes of Whistler and Aspen added some real star quality to the proceedings,” said Mr Urquhart.“We’ve had the opportunity to network and share ideas with representatives from ski areas from all corners of the globe.”Just a 35 minute drive from Methven village, and 90mins from Christchurch International Airport, Mt Hutt is renowned for its regular and reliable snow, combined with extensive snowmaking. It consistently has one of the longest snow seasons in the South Island.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Seabourn is offering a

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterSeabourn is offering a wide selection of Combination Voyages in Europe this summer, giving travellers the chance to enjoy added savings as well as the opportunity to explore more of Europe in ultra-luxury style, from the coastlines of the French, Spanish and Italian Rivieras to the Greek Isles and the Norwegian fjords.A popular option with Australian guests, the combination of two or more Seabourn cruises results in additional savings of up to 15 per cent on the cruise fare.“Many of our Europe cruises are designed as seven-day cruises but are combinable for two to four weeks, allowing guests to create wonderful longer itineraries that are very rich in port content,” Seabourn’s Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Sales John Delaney said.Seabourn’s Combination Voyages in Europe this year include:14-day European Combination Cruises in the eastern Mediterranean on Seabourn Odyssey, priced from $6,999 per person with complimentary veranda upgrades. The Aegean Odyssey sails round trip from Athens (Piraeus) to Barcelona on 28 May, 25 June, 23 July, 20 August, 17 September and 15 October, 2016, calling at 13 ports and featuring Seabourn’s exclusive Evening at Ephesus complimentary shore event. The 14-day Adriatic & Aegean Isles cruises depart Venice to Istanbul on 18 June, 16 July, 13 August, 10 September and 8 October, 2016, featuring 13 port visits, the line’s Evening at Ephesus event, as well as a planned Marina Day at Primosten, Croatia on the Dalmatian Coast featuring complimentary water sports from the ship’s fold-out water sports platform.A 21-day Mediterranean Nights voyage round trip from Monte Carlo, with fares starting at $11,999 per person. Departing 11 August and 6 October, 2016, Seabourn Sojourn will visit 18 charming ports and towns along the Spanish and French Rivieras, the stunning Amalfi Coast in Italy, and idyllic islands such as Malta, Corsica and Sardinia. In addition, two Marina Days are planned at Amalfi and San Remo, Italy.In Northern Europe, Seabourn Quest will offer 21-day combination voyages between Stockholm and Copenhagen on 21 May, 28 May, 18 June and 25 June, 2016, with rates starting from $14,499 per person. These voyages will explore the majestic fjords of Norway, and the best of Scandinavia and the Baltic, offering scenic Fjord cruising and three days in St. Petersburg. These cruises will also feature the line’s popular Ventures by Seabourn excursions, an innovative optional program of Zodiac and kayak excursions led by Seabourn Quest’s expedition team of respected naturalists, science, wildlife and historical experts. Available at select ports, Ventures by Seabourn will lead guests through picturesque waterways and fjords, secluded inlets and to scenic islands via sturdy, stable Zodiac inflatable boats or paddling in double sea kayaks.Seabourn’s 2016 Europe season will also offer many of the line’s signature and unique experiences including the popular Shopping with the Chef excursion, where, in various ports throughout the Mediterranean and Northern Europe, a small group of guests accompany the executive chef to local markets to learn about local produce and see how the freshest ingredients are selected to create exquisite dishes onboard.In addition, the Europe season will include stops at a number of ports that are home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These itineraries will offer optional World Heritage Tours to visit these historic sites, as well as special Discovery Tours, featuring exclusive enhanced content developed in cooperation with UNESCO World Heritage site managers and tour experts.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

In conjunction with Finlands upcoming centennial

first_imgIn conjunction with Finland’s upcoming centennial anniversary, Finnair is launching three new food collaborations for its onboard meals.Finnair GM – Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia, Geoff Stone said the collaborations, which intend to promote Finland’s healthy and hearty food culture, are being rolled out in cooperation with the ELO Foundation, an association dedicated to the promotion of Finnish food culture.Business class for long-haul flights leaving HelsinkiFor business class customers flying out of Helsinki on long-haul flights between 4 October and 9 January 2018, Finnair’s signature menu chef, Eero Vottonen, has put together an exclusive 100 years’ themed menu to celebrate the culinary nuances of Finnish food. The menu features delicacies such as Baltic herring, a Karelian stew and a cep mushroom soup flavored with cured elk. Vottonen, supported by the ELO Foundation, finished sixth out of 24 participants at the prestigious Bocuse d’Or competition in Lyon, France in January 2017.“When creating Finnair’s centennial menu, I reflected on what Finland and its food culture represent for me,” said Eero Vottonen.“It’s a big honour for me to collaborate with Finnair on this initiative and I’m excited to have the opportunity to introduce the tastes of Finland to thousands of passengers travelling through Finland with Finnair.”Business class for long-haul flights to HelsinkiFor business class customers flying to Helsinki on most long-haul flights between 4 October and 9 January, Finnair will offer elements inspired by the Finland 100 years’ menu which was specially designed by the ELO Foundation to commemorate Finland’s centennial anniversary. This menu being served on Finnair’s flights will feature elements including pickled salmon, rainbow trout and a Karelian stew with beef and pork. Variations of the ELO Foundation’s 100 years’ menu will also be served at Finnish embassies around the world to commemorate Finland’s centennial celebrations.Economy class for long haul flightsFor economy class customers on long-haul flights from 5 July to 9 January 2018, Finnair is partnering with the ELO Foundation and the Cygnaeus elementary school in Turku to create meals inspired by Finland’s delicious and healthy school meals. Finland is renowned for its excellent school system, which also includes a free school meal for all children from grades one to nine, as well as for students in high schools and trade schools.The meals were selected by students from the Cygnaeus school in Turku during a workshop at Finnair’s catering premises, and tailored to fit the aircraft environment. The meals selected by the students include traditional Finnish favourites such as potatoes and meatballs as well as macaroni and meat casserole.“Our main objective in partnering with the ELO Foundation on these great initiatives is to help promote Finland’s healthy and delicious food culture to hundreds of thousands of international passengers flying with us this year,” said Finnair Head of In-Flight Service, Maarit Keränen.“For example, healthy and balanced school meals are an essential element of the well-recognised Finnish school system, and we are proud to highlight these tasty meals as part of our in-cabin service.”“We are extremely proud to take part in these collaboration initiatives with Finnair and to promote Finnish school meals in Finland and abroad,” said ELO Foundation Executive Director, Seija Kurunmäki.“Finland was the first country in the world to serve free school meals in 1943. Gradually, school meals in Finland have become more varied and are today part of a holistic pedagogic tool which extends far beyond the school lunch.”Finnair will also celebrate Finland’s 100 years by offering rye bread and Karelian pies during the meal service on board its long-haul flights.Both items featured in the top three when nearly 50,000 Finns voted in a public call to find Finland’s national food as a tribute to the country’s centennial anniversary.Finnair flies between Asia, Europe and North America with an emphasis on fast connections via Helsinki, carrying more than nine million passengers annually and connecting 17 cities in Asia and three cities in North America with more than 60 destinations in Europe.Finnair offers excellent connections from Australia with oneworld partners and was named Best International Airline – Offline Carrier in the prestigious AFTA National Travel Industry Awards in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Six Senses Uluwatu Bal

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterSix Senses Uluwatu, Bali, is open, adding another destination to the group’s portfolio.True to Six Senses’ inimitable style, Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali features 103 villas and suites, which include 28sky suites, 62 one-bedroom villas, seven two-bedroom villas, four three-bedroom villas, The Retreat and thePresidential Villa, that draw upon the local culture, embrace nature and offer sweeping views of the IndianOcean from its Pecatu cliffside perch.The resort is built with indigenous materials and harmoniously incorporates local Balinese architecture and craftsmanship, based on sustainable design principles.It offers three restaurants and three bars, all perched on the cliff-side, all with uninterrupted ocean views. They serve a selection of modern and fusion dishes, based on the seasonal local Balinese traditional cuisine with added influences from the region. Options include:Crudo Crudo – The culinary heart of Six Senses Uluwatu. For lunch, it features a Nikkei-style sushi-ceviche bar menu prepared with local, hand-picked ingredients. At dinner time, it offers a true traditional Balinese market experience with spices, flavours and aromas from the local cuisine.Rocka – An ever-changing menu based on the seasons that brings the farm to the table. At any given time of the year, the culinary team sources fresh, local elements that are at their peak and create dishes that bring out their true flavours and scents. Experience the best of international and locally inspired cuisine.Rocka Edge – Never a dull moment at the Chef’s table! The Chef prepares a new exclusive menu every day in the open kitchen with the fresh harvest and catch of the day.The Cliff Bar – With the best panoramic view of Uluwatu, The Cliff offers poolside classics, freshly oven-baked specialties combining Southeast Asian spices with traditional doughs and homemade pastas.Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali offers extraordinary cultural and destination immersions for all its guests to enjoy, in and out of the resort. For those seeking an adventure to explore Bali from land, sea and sky, a series of experiences are also available. They include:Safari to Caldera Volcano Batur – An outback adventure to visit Batur, an active volcano. Ride a 4×4 onto its black lava field, discover hidden caves and the ancient site of the old Balinese kingdom. Includes a four-course lunch amid the valley overlooking Lake Batur.Romantic dinner atop a volcano – Experience sunset atop a volcano. Accompanied by a guide, guests trek to the summit of Mount Batur for a picnic-style three-course dinner with stunning views. They’ll see old lava flows and the beautiful crater lake.Mepantigan – The mystical martial art Mepantigan is a new cultural phenomenon of martial art influenced by Balinese drama, contemporary dancing and gamelan music. Guests learn the basics before jumping into mud then a dip in the river followed by a simple organic lunch.Spiritual purification – Experience a Balinese bathing ritual at the sacred grounds of Tirta Empul in Ubud, with the guidance of a local priest followed by offerings and a visit to holy water spring to complete the cleansing ritual. Visit the 10-shrine complex of Gunung Kawi temple and Goa Gajah.Cinema Paradiso – Watch a movie under the stars on the big screen with your significant other, family or friends. Grab your complimentary ice-cream on your way or order drinks from Rocka Bar.Six Senses Spa Uluwatu, Bali will embrace a farm-to-massage concept, where locally sourced ingredients areused for both signature and locally inspired treatments. The Spa will feature 10 treatments rooms, an outdoor massage area, a relaxation area, a fully equipped gym and a yoga pavilion.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Rail Europe CEO DauKh

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterRail Europe CEO, Dau-Khoi NguyenRail Europe‘s new Chief Executive Officer, Dau-Khoi Nguyen, is looking at ways to steer the distribution of European rail products into the digital age as part of his growth strategy.In Australia last week on a whirlwind trip to Melbourne and Sydney, the Frenchman was introduced to Rail Europe’s local key travel agency networks, trade partners and media, where he outlined a number of ways the company is keen to expand its reach.Nguyen took the CEO mantle in September last year at Rail Europe and was jointly appointed International Director of the newly created International Business Unity of e-voyageurs SNCF, the distribution arm of the French Railway Company. His background spans 20 years in the digital space, including roles with technology company Philips Consumer Lifestyle, during an era in which box TV sets moved to “sexy, high definition screens”; and seven years with a “funny US bookstore”, Amazon. Most recently, Nguyen was the Chief Digital Officer for IPH Group, now known as Rubix.While Rail Europe’s product is sold globally, the Oceania region punches well above its weight, he said.“Australia is a very, very important market for us. It’s our second [largest] market behind the United States.”In the past 12 months, sales from this region have seen Australia surpass South Korea, which moved to third.“We have some really exciting plans to grow even further, building on the great successes that we had, especially around something very important to us called the Great Train Journeys. We want to keep on bringing more services and continuously improve the quality of service to our customers, and especially our trade partners especially.”Questioned about those “exciting plans” for the future, Nguyen told LATTE that, from a long-term perspective, the company believes there are further opportunities in technology advancements and transactions beyond the rail product.“We think there is much more to the company and its customers, especially around pre and post. Mobility is an area which requires a lot of technology developments. So directionally, we believe we can bring many more services and innovation to our customers using mobility as an additional service, brought to customers beyond just the transactional journey.”Nguyen told LATTE he expects Rail Europe’s Great Train Journeys program has the legs to be expanded to other “parts of the world. All indicators say international tourist numbers will continue to rise over the next 10 years, so we need to tap into that growth.”“In the luxury space, there is an ongoing search for a valuable experience, and we see that. Great Train Journeys is growing solidly and results in this part are very good, and we will continue to expand on that with dedicated people and quality of service,” Nguyen said.Another space for growth is through new product offers to customers, on top of Rail Europe’s well-established core program.“Experientially speaking, that’s complementary museum tours and gastronomy experiences. For example, and speaking about my home country, France, we like our visitors to discover all the various facets of France and not only the Eiffel Tower, and then move on. It’s more about gastronomy, the architecture and the ski side. All this can be facilitated as an additional service.”Nguyen also highlighted opportunities in Southeast Asia “because those countries are growing … and we should be there leading the charge.”Expanding on the potential of Great Train Journeys be rolled out to other international markets, Rail Europe’s Commercial Director for Australia and New Zealand, Rich Leonard, said those new markets would require dedicated specialists, capable of managing the booking processes.On a product front, Leonard added that Rail Europe has forged new partnerships in Latin America in recent years, now working with Belmond in Peru and the Andean Explorer and Tren Ecuador and its Tren Crucero, which he said are “amazing products”.He added that Rail Europe’s goal was to become a one-stop-shop for travel agents.“If a client is looking for something a bit left-of-field involving rail, they’ll know where to go to book it.”Leonard also suggested that groups are “another significant opportunity” for Rail Europe. “We already made some progress in that space last year and will continue to do so.”Lead image: Rail Europe CEO Dau-Khoi Nguyen with Rail Europe Commercial Director – ANZ, Rich LeonardGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

Related Taste food from all over Spain after booki

first_img RelatedTaste food from all over Spain after booking cheap flights to MadridBrits travelling on cheap flights to Madrid are afforded access to a city offering food from all of Spain’s different regions.More Brits travelling on flights to TunisiaMore Brits travelling on flights to TunisiaNew Manchester-Spain service from easyJetNew Manchester-Spain service from easyJet Those “in the know” are keeping Spain’s north-western region a closely-guarded secret, despite it being gradually uncovered by Brits keen to explore the area’s culture.This is according to the Spanish Tourism Office (STO), who said that UK holidaymakers are becoming more inclined to sample the country’s food and wine.STO UK and Europe director Ignacio Vasallo said the Mediterranean country offers Brits the “diversity” they are looking for, from beach life to night life, historic cities, vineyards and family holidays.”In 2009 alone, Spain celebrated seven chefs with three Michelin stars and over ten chefs gained their first Michelin star,” he commented.”This new wave of acclaimed chefs is achieving increased repute and recognition for Spanish cuisine.”Mr Vasallo went on to highlight the popularity of Galicia in the north-west, which is known for its fjords and rugged landscape.2010 Travel Trend data from Skyscanner revealed that Malaga, Tenerife and Alicante were the most searched for destinations from British airports for travel in 2010.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

As The Great Gatsby hits the cinemas the 1920s ar

first_imgAs The Great Gatsby hits the cinemas, the 1920s are roaring into fashion. From Paris to New York, we presents five places to party like you’re Jay, Jordan, Nick, Tom and Daisy. Bottoms up!1. New York, USAF. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel The Great Gatsby – now receiving the Baz Luhrmann treatment – captured the cocktail-soaked mood of the 1920s (actually, The Beautiful and Damned is better, but we digress). Hire a beachhouse in Long Island for the season and throw outlandish parties like mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby or, more realistically, prop up the bar with a Tom Collins at Dutch Kills in Queen’s, New York.2. Paris, FranceIn Woody Allen’s Oscar-winning Midnight in Paris, Owen Wilson goes back in time to the 1920s and parties with the stars of the Lost Generation like Cole Porter, Picasso, Ernest Hemingway and literary power couple F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. What we’d give to party with Owen Wilson, but anyway, if he’s not available, don your best cloche hat, pose at the bar like Coco Chanel, sinking absinthes and smoking Gitanes in a seven inch-long holder (ok, maybe not).3. Pamplona, SpainF. Scott Fitzgerald’s drinking buddy, Ernest Hemingway, wrote another absolute classic of the age. In Fiesta (The Sun Also Rises), expat Yank Jake Barnes parties hard in Paris with his posse before heading to Pamplona to er, party hard. Live it up like Jake, Lady Brett and the gang at the San Fermin fiesta in July, when the baking Basque city kicks off big style. Expect much wine-induced craziness, and the famous Running of the Bulls. Chill out afters in Biarritz or San Sebastian.4. Atlantic City, USASteve Buscemi’s bootlegger Nucky Thompson lords it ever-so-stylishly over prohibition-era Atlantic City in the massive TV series Boardwalk Empire. ‘AC’ has changed a bit since the 1920s, but the seaside boardwalk is still there by the beach, while you can certainly sip a Canadian Club by the craps clad in top hat and carnation in one of AC’s many, many casinos.5. Nice, FranceTake a summer sojourn to the French Riviera like F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Jazz Age jet set in Tender is the Night. Even if the budget doesn’t stretch to a hydroplane and a nine-bedroomed villa in Cassis, you can still do it like Dick Diver and Nicole. Book a cheap break in Nice, don tux/flapper and blow your entire budget on a kir royale and a round of roulette at the Palais de la Méditerranée. No one has to know you flew easyJet.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Related13 of the best music festivals for 2015Find the soundtrack to your summer at one of these incredible international music festivals.Alternative New Year’s Eve 2016: unusual places to party in the UKDo your New Year’s Eve parties usually end with more of a fizzle than a bang? Leave Jools and your sofa behind and see 2017 in in style. Here are nine alternative New Year’s Eve events happening around the UK this December 31st for you to choose from:Location, location, location: where to see the Oscar nomineesThe nominees for the 2012 Academy Awards were announced and here’s where you can experience 5 of them yourselflast_img read more

Puerto Morelos Riviera Maya Mexico – Reported b

first_imgPuerto Morelos, Riviera Maya, Mexico – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineDo as the Mayan Do and head south of the border, where award-winning Ceiba del Mar Beach & Spa Resort, a luxurious boutique property that occupies a half-mile of a private, white-sand beach at the edge of sleepy Puerto Morelos, indulges visitors with the finest in amenities, accommodations, and aesthetics, while providing them with an ideally positioned gateway into pre-Hispanic Mexico.Mayan inspired in its character and appointments, intimate Ceiba del Mar is situated in the heart of the Riviera Maya, located on the sunny shores of the Yucatan Peninsula, which is known for its jewel-toned seas and lush tropics. From this coveted address guests of the resort enjoy the ultimate proximity to the best of ancient Mesoamerican culture, in addition to first-rate hospitality, luxury accommodation, comprehensive amenities, and venues for indulgence that include the wellness aromatherapy Spa at Ceiba del Mar and two fine dining restaurants. Combined these attributes rejuvenate and inspire guests to discover and experience the region¹s cultural influences, which include:Crossing the jungle: Zip-line high above tropical rainforest, where Maya societies built a great civilization that flourished for centuries. The resort¹s Adventure Discovery Experience offers thrill-seekers a one-day zip-lining expedition and two relaxing massages with 10% off additional spa treatments (other adventures also available).Discover a Maya city: Tour archeological ruins of walled Maya cities that made up a mighty Mesoamerican power. The resort¹s Mayan Heritage Experience includes a full day of expeditions to the ruins of either Tulum or Chichen Itza, group transportation, snacks and beverages; entrance fees to archeological zones; bilingual guide service, and two Foot Reflexology Treatments with 10% off all additional spa treatments.Go treasure hunting: The Maya used jade, feathers, and shells to make elaborate ceremonial adornments worn in rituals and warfare. Catch a cab to neighboring Playa del Carmen, where small shops offer unique curios, such as decorative Mexican ceramics with Mesoamerican motifs, shell jewelry, and Mayan chocolate.Hold court with warriors: Those who book an Xcaret Plus Experience through the resort will receive admission for two of the Xcaret cultural theme park; private round-trip transportation; one buffet meal with two lemonades; beverage/food coupons; snorkeling equipment and use of locker room facilities; 10% off both aquatic activities and entrance to ³Xcaret Mexico Espectacular,² a show-stopper that includes a simulation of a ritual Maya Ball Game, which in ancient times was often played to the death.Indulge indigenously: Inspired by ancient Mayan custom, the resort¹s Temazcal Ceremony, a spa purification treatment, takes place at sunset inside terra-cotta sweat lodge on the beach. Led by a spiritual healer, it begins with a seaside chant, an ancestral sounding of a conch shell, and an offering of flowers to the four corners of the earth; it concludes with the reading of hot volcanic stones and an infusion of steam-inducing aromatic herbs that help detoxify and purify the mind, body and spirit. The TopŒNikte Massage and Mayan Goddess Scrub are relaxing spa counterparts to this modern-day version of an ancient Maya cleansing rite.Guests of Ceiba del Mar receive a welcome champagne cocktail and personal escort to one of 88 spacious suites and deluxe rooms, seven of which are penthouses, each with a breathtaking ocean view and the following amenities:€ A balcony or terrace and hammock; € Expansive sitting areas; € A full bathroom with a shower and separate bathtub; € Organic Bath products; € Local wood accents and handcrafted furnishings; € Complimentary wireless Internet; € Twice daily housekeeping service; € 300 thread-count Premium Cotton linens and pillow menu; € Complimentary in-room morning coffee daily; € Nightly turndown service with Mexican handcrafted gift; € International cable TV and DVD/CD player; € 24-hour room service; and € Personalized mini-bar service upon request at an extra cost.www.ceibadelmar.comlast_img read more

Signature Flight Support Adds Handling Services Th

first_imgSignature Flight Support Adds Handling Services Throughout GermanyGermany – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine In line with Signature’s Service Promise to deliver exceptional customer service, Signature Flight Support now offers assistance to its customers in coordinating flight support services such as ground handling, fuel, catering, hotels, limousines and more at airports throughout Germany.Through agreements with a network of existing fixed based operators (FBOs) and airport authorities at 12 airports across Germany, Signature Flight Support’s Munich location can now schedule flight support services for its customers, arrange credit and billing and offer a single invoice for all services received for the customer’s flights in Germany. The customer only needs to make one phone call and Signature Flight Support Munich will do the rest.“Signature prides itself on delivering world-class service says Steve Gulvin, Signature Flight Support’s Regional Vice President for Europe and Middle East. “Signature Flight Support’s Munich FBO is able to arrange and coordinate all ground support services as well as transportation, hotel reservations, catering and amenities for customers traveling within Germany. We offer highly personalized services to fulfill our customers’ needs.”Signature Flight Support’s Munich FBO has entered into agreements at the following German airports:Baden Baden (FXB/EDSB) Berlin Schoenefield Airport (SXF/EDDB) Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL/EDDT) Cologne (Koeln) Bonn Airport (CGN/EDDK) Dresden Airport (DRS/EDDC) Frankfurt Hahn Airport (HNN/EDFH) Friedrichshafen Airport (FDH/EDNY) Hamburg Fuhlsbuettel Airport (HAM/EDDH) Hannover Airport (HAJ/EDDV) Ingolstadt-Manching Airport (IGS/ETSI) Leipzig Airport (LEJ/EDDP) Stuttgart Echterdingen Airport (STR/EDDS)Additional locations are anticipated to be added in the coming months.Signature Flight Support Munich offers a spacious modern facility with three lounges including a pool table, X-Box, DVD library and table soccer. The facility provides high-speed internet connections, an executive business center, a refreshment commissary and on-site customs and immigration service. Additional amenities include crew showers and lockers.Signature Flight Support Munich’s support services include ground handling, fueling, a courtesy shuttle service to and from the main terminal, rental cars, free cabin cleaning service, oxygen, deicing, preheat, wheelchair availability and an air conditioning cart. www.signatureflight.comlast_img read more

As part of its 40th anniversary Korean Air has st

first_imgAs part of its 40th anniversary, Korean Air has started with phase two of its $200 million fleet upgrade that includes premium seats and the latest AVOD system on all its mid- and long-haul passenger aircraft.Beginning this month and continuing through April 2011, Korean Air will introduce its newest premium class product by refurbishing mid- and long-haul B777s and A330s with the recently launched Kosmo Suites in First Class, Prestige Sleeper in Prestige Class and New Economy seats in Economy Class. In addition, seats in all classes will be fitted with the latest AVOD systems. New deliveries of B777-300ER, A380, and B787 aircraft also will come equipped with the new cabins.With one touch controls and large screen type partitions, the Kosmo Suite is the pinnacle of luxury travel. With a wide 180 degree lie flat bed, the Kosmo Suite also features a 23 inch high-definition monitor and the latest AVOD system. The Prestige Sleeper and Seats also feature a 180 degree lie flat bed providing passengers with a level of comfort usually reserved for First Class passengers. The seat partitions also have been enlarged to provide maximum privacy and the enhanced AVOD system plays on a 15 inch high-definition monitor.The new AVOD systems offers more than 60 movies, 40 short features, 300 CD’s, 40 games and 15 audio books.When phase two is complete, more than 9,720 seats will have been replaced. It takes approximately 25 days to complete each plane.By 2011, 70 planes will have been upgraded and by 2014 all 96 of Korean Air’s mid- and long-range aircraft will offer state-of-the-art premium seats and AVOD.www.koreanair.comlast_img read more

TICONDEROGA NY – Its like William Shatner got

first_img TICONDEROGA, N.Y. – It’s like William Shatner got stuck in a Star Trek time warp.The 87-year-old actor visited a doppelganger of the original Starship Enterprise set in upstate New York for a fans’ weekend on Friday. He wore a dark jacket this time instead of his gold Capt. James T. Kirk shirt, but the command chair was still comfortable and the blinking lights of the bridge were just as he remembered them.“This set is exactly the way it was 50-odd years ago,” Shatner said. “And it’s like it’s coming back to a house you might have been born in and you look around and it’s like, ‘Wow! It’s bigger and smaller than I remember. And yet it’s the same.’”Shatner said the set reminded him of both the emotional moments and the laughs, like when crew members would forget to open the sliding doors as he approached.“I’d crash into the door,” he said with a laugh. “And then I began to learn to make my one ‘whhhoshhh’ sound as I went out the door.”The “Captain on the Bridge” weekend runs Friday and Saturday at a tourist attraction boasting replicas of the original series’ bridge, transporter room, sick bay and other sets. Tickets ranged as high as $1,500 for a chance to ask Shatner questions on the bridge, though “red shirt” tickets were $85. The attraction’s website made clear “Mr. Shatner is NOT leading tours!”Finding a Star Trek set built at the site of an old dollar store near the Vermont border seems highly illogical, but it was a labour of love for local resident James Cawley. The professional Elvis impersonator began the years-long process of building the sets in 1997 after inheriting a copy of the original Enterprise blueprints from a costume designer on the original show.At first, Cawley and his crew used the sets to make a series of Star Trek fan films. Now the sets are a tourist attraction.Dozens of fans waited outside Friday to greet Shatner, whose TV show that went off the air almost 50 years ago. Many, like Glenn Coker of Catskill, New York, wore Star Trek uniforms. They said it was still a thrill to see Shatner.“I’m a sci-fi person. Transporters beam me up. All the different things. Phasers,” said Coker, who wore a Capt. Kirk shirt. “Plus, Kirk always got the girl.” In this image taken from video, actor William Shatner talks with members of the media from the captain’s chair aboard a replica of the starship Enterprise, from the original “Star Trek” television series, Friday, May 4, 2018 in Ticonderoga, N.Y. The 87-year-old actor who portrayed Capt. James T. Kirk is making an appearance in Ticonderoga during “Captain on the Bridge” weekend which runs through Saturday. Fans of the TV show can buy tickets ranging as high as $1,500 for a chance to ask Shatner questions on the bridge replica. (AP Photo/Michael Hill) by Michael Hill, The Associated Press Posted May 4, 2018 10:54 pm PDT Last Updated May 4, 2018 at 11:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Beam me upstate? Shatner visits NY Star Trek set replicalast_img read more

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

first_imgThe top 10 movies on the iTunes Store iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending November 18, 2018:iTunes Movies US Charts:1. The Meg2. The Equalizer 23. Incredibles 24. Mile 225. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them6. Crazy Rich Asians7. Alpha8. BlacKkKlansman9. Christopher Robin10. The Spy Who Dumped MeiTunes Movies US Charts – Independent:1. Juliet, Naked2. The Death of Stalin3. Time Trap4. The Clovehitch Killer5. Leave No Trace6. Hotel Artemis7. Three Identical Strangers8. Eighth Grade9. Here and Now10. RBG__(copyright) 2018 Apple Inc.By The Associated Press, The Associated Press by By The Associated Press, The Associated Press Posted Nov 20, 2018 9:03 pm PDTcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

Chappelle to receive Mark Twain Prize for humour

first_imgChappelle to receive Mark Twain Prize for humour AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON — Comedian Dave Chappelle has been chosen to receive this year’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.The 45-year-old Chappelle shot to international stardom through his Comedy Central program, “Chappelle’s Show,” which gleefully skewered racial stereotypes and hot-button societal issues. He later made headlines for walking away from a lucrative contract over creative differences.Chappelle attended Washington’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts, and his first hourlong comedy special was filmed in the nation’s capital.Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter called Chappelle “a hometown hero” and said his social commentary and body of work embody Twain’s statement that “against the assault of humour, nothing can stand.”Chappelle will be presented with the award in a star-studded ceremony on Oct. 29. The ceremony will be broadcast on television on Jan. 6, 2020.The Associated Presscenter_img by The Associated Press Posted May 7, 2019 12:32 pm PDTlast_img read more

Asian Asian American heroes to power Marvel comic

first_imgAsian, Asian American heroes to power Marvel comics series This image provided by Marvel shows the cover of the first issue in “Agents of Atlas,” Marvel Comics’ five-part standalone comic book series set to roll out in August 2019. Marvel Comics is giving ink to an unprecedented team-up of nearly a dozen of its mightiest Asian and Asian American heroes. (Jung-Geun Yoon/Marvel via AP) Asian superheroes — assemble.Marvel Comics is giving ink to an unprecedented team-up of its mightiest Asian and Asian American heroes, also known as the new Agents of Atlas. Established icons like martial arts master Shang-Chi and newbies like Wave, the first Filipino superhero, will team up in a stand-alone, five-part comic book series starting this summer, the publishing giant told The Associated Press Thursday.The roster of 10 super-powered pan-Asian champions made their debut as a team earlier this month in “The War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas.” That comic book is one piece of an ongoing saga involving several different groups across the Marvel universe, including the Avengers, doing battle with a fire goddess. But the exclusively Asian limited series is set to roll out in August.The man leading the heroic charge is veteran comic book writer Greg Pak. Pak is credited with ushering in a new era of Asian characters in co-creating Amadeus Cho, a Korean-American genius teen. The character first appeared in 2005. A decade later, he absorbed the Hulk’s powers and started going by Brawn.“It’s always been my dream to do a team book using a bunch of Asian and Asian American heroes,” said Pak, who thinks there’s more appetite for representation with the success of the movie “Crazy Rich Asians.” ”There’s literally never been a better time in my memory with more opportunities for doing work that specifically includes Asian and Asian American characters.”The decades-old character of Agent Jimmy Woo (portrayed by Randall Park in last year’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp” movie) leads the pack as head of the revived secret protection society Atlas. Others getting in on the action include Brawn and Cindy Moon, who is the Korean American web-shooter Silk.Other recruits have only previously been seen in Marvel video games or web comics only available in Asian countries. Among them is Korea-born Luna Snow a.k.a. Seol Hee, a K-pop star who can manipulate frozen elements. There’s also Aero and Sword Master, the products of creatives in China.“That kind of diversity within diversity is amazing,” said Pak, who is half-Korean and half-white. “No one character here has to represent all Asian-ness or Asian American-ness. That’s a ridiculous demand for any character.”The rest of the “Atlas” creative team includes writer Jeff Parker and artists Nico Leon and Carlo Pagulayan. In the series, the do-gooders find that someone has flipped a switch and created a “cross-Asian portal city” called Pan. In Pan, Asian neighbourhoods get geographically scrambled and then stitched together into one city. So, the streets of Tokyo could be next to neighbourhoods from Honolulu, Manila and some of Marvel’s fictitious Asian countries.Filipino American Loren Javier, 50, discusses Marvel comics on his “Castles, Capes & Clones” blog and podcast. There were few Asian characters in the lexicon he could look up to as a child, and many were often stereotypical mystics or man-servants.“I love Marvel but I didn’t necessarily see myself in the comics,” said Javier, who recalls being teased by a classmate who called him “the enemy.”“Now, finally, I think about kids who are reading this new generation of comics and heroes and getting to see themselves a little bit more,” Javier said. “It’s very powerful.”Charlie Kirihara, who is half Japanese and half white, was thrilled by “New Agents of Atlas” and tweeted at Pak and Marvel pleading for more content.Kirihara, 26, said it was a welcome change to see characters that represented Asian and American cultures in “The War of the Realms.”“I read through the book and realized that was the first time I’ve read a comic book that was all these Asian characters and that wasn’t manga written in Japan,” Kirihara said, referring to a genre of comics or graphic novels. “I want to see it have legs beyond this storyline.”That’s Pak’s wish as well. But it depends on how Marvel finds the fan response.“If people buy the heck out of it, I’m happy to keep writing them,” Pak said.___Terry Tang is a member of the AP’s race and ethnicity team. Follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/ttangAPTerry Tang, The Associated Press by Terry Tang, The Associated Press Posted May 23, 2019 8:06 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

House used in Sopranos TV series on the market

first_imgHouse used in ‘Sopranos’ TV series on the market NORTH CALDWELL, N.J. — Two decades after the debut of the Sopranos, the house used in the filming of the HBO series is up for sale — long driveway, kitchen island and all.The New York Times reports that owners Patti and Victor Recchia listed the North Caldwell, New Jersey home for a “starting price” of $3.4 million.While Zillow indicates the price is high for the area, Victor Recchia said it’s impossible to quantify “the intrinsic value” of the house that mobster Tony Soprano called home.The 1.5-acre property comes with a four-bedroom house, two garages and a detached guesthouse.The house was chosen from 150 considered, the Times reported in 2002. While a studio replica was used for interior scenes after the series pilot, the production crew returned year after year to film the exterior.The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Jun 1, 2019 11:26 am PDT Last Updated Jun 1, 2019 at 12:30 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img FILE – This undated image released by HBO shows Michael Imperioli, left, and James Gandolfini in a scene from “The Sopranos.” (HBO via AP) last_img read more

August 21 2006 Work continues on the roof for

first_imgAugust 21, 2006 Work continues on the roof for a storage shed for ceramic bells. Construction crewleader Angus Gluck teaches workshop participent Laura Gomez. [Photo & text: sa] The sheet metal for the roof has been custom-cut. [Photo & text: sa] This shed will be a welcome extension of space for a busy ceramic bell production. This report will continue. [Photo & text: sa]last_img

Man arrested after crashing with police car chasing him

first_imgA man was arrested after a chase during which he damaged a police car on Sunday evening.The 30-year-old civil servant attempted to speed away when he was stopped by police, colliding with the vehicle that pursued him at 10pm in Yeroskipou.When police officers searched his car they found one gramme of cannabis. He admitted to having consumed another half a gramme of the illegal drug.The suspect is being detained pending an investigation.You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Economy expands 34 in Q1 Updated

first_imgThe Cypriot economy expanded 3.4 per cent in the first quarter of the year, compared to the respective three-month period of 2016, and a seasonally adjusted 3.3 per cent, the statistical service said citing a flash estimate.Compared to October to December, the Cypriot economy grew 0.6 per cent in the first quarter, Cystat said in a statement on its website on Tuesday.The acceleration of growth in the first quarter was mainly on increased activity in hotels and restaurants, retail and wholesale trade, construction and manufacturing, Cystat said. Financial intermediaries saw their output drop.The Cypriot economy grew in the first quarter of last year an annual 2.3 per cent and a quarterly 0.3 per cent. Economic growth for the entire 2016 was 2.8 per cent.In a first reaction, President Nicos Anastasiades said that the first quarter growth figure “exceeded any optimistic forecast,” while Finance Minister Harris Georgiades said that it confirms the island’s prospects.Anastasiades, who will probably run for re-election in February, said that he felt satisfied that the collective effort and the people’s sacrifices gradually made “full recovery” possible.The president added that the government will continue as determined as in the past without succumbing to populism and serving expediencies, “so that we do not return to the unpleasant conditions of the past”.“At the same time, economic growth creates the precondition for gradually but effectively tackling the problems caused to our people by the financial crisis,” said Anastasiades, who took office in March 2013, when Cyprus was forced to sign a bailout agreement which provided for the bail-in of depositors.Georgiades said that “we are obliged to stay the course and continue in a collective effort and credible policies to recover lost ground”.Economist Stavros Agrotis said that he is optimistic that following the announcement of the first quarter growth figure, that the Cypriot economy could expand as much as 3.6 per cent in 2017, citing a “guesstimate” adding that the upwards trend in economic activity is likely to bring more growth. “Optimism fuels entrepreneurship,” he said.Agrotis added that tourism, which last year scored an all-time record in arrivals, and construction, with grand-scale projects either in progress or in the pipeline, will continue to fuel growth to the extent that Cyprus could face a shortage of builders.Hoteliers are already complaining over the lack of skilled workers. The finance ministry said in April that it expects growth to accelerate to 2.9 per cent this year helping reducing the unemployment rate from 13 per cent in 2016 to 11.5 per cent this year.The economist added that he is concerned over the sustainability of construction activity which is boosted by the government’s passport and visa schemes.“I hope entrepreneurs are doing their homework and know what is going on in their sector so that we avoid yet another bubble,” he added.The property bubble in the second half of the previous decade is deemed as one of the reasons which led to the 2013 banking crisis in which depositors lost around €8bn. The non-performing loans of construction companies stood in December at €3.8bn or 69 per cent of total credit to the sector.Agrotis said that while reforms such as privatisations, the modernisation of labour market laws and the opening of closed professions, could have in the medium and long run a positive impact on growth, “what matters more is private initiative which has a short term, medium term and long term impact”.  Ioannis Tirkides, Bank of Cyprus economic research manager, said that “even though we don’t have the details of the sectoral breakdown of this growth, it can be induced that this is attributable to construction and manufacturing, two sectors that had the deepest and longest recessions dating from 2008 and thus the biggest base effects”.“Nonetheless, construction activity may surprise again as demand increases and the available supply of unsold inventory diminishes,” causing prices to increase, he said.“The widespread presumption regarding forecast exercises, was that the economy operates above its potential and thus growth should gravitate toward 2 per cent over the medium term,” the Bank of Cyprus economist said. “This presumption has to be revisited in view of the dynamics of specific sector activity mainly construction. For the year, I would expect a slowdown in subsequent quarters but the yearly average will most likely be higher than the 2.5 per cent that is currently forecast by the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission”. You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more