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first_imgArizona Cardinals quarterback Blaine Gabbert (7) warms up prior to an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) On if he now has a favorite offensive system:“The one we’re in right now is awesome. There’s a lot on the quarterback’s plate, but I think that’s why we work so hard throughout the week. That’s the way we want it on game day. We want to be in control, and B.A. (Bruce Arians) trusts us to make the right decisions, identify the right fronts, get into the right plays, and it’s been a lot of fun to play in.”On his drive to prove critics wrong:“That really doesn’t affect any part of me. Everybody’s always going to have their opinion. Everybody’s the best Monday morning quarterback in the world, but the reality of the situation is there are 32 starting quarterbacks in the world. Those are just facts, and I’m accountable to the guys in the locker room, the coaching staff, the people upstairs, the ownership of this football team. And really, If I know that I’ve put in a good day’s work, put my best foot forward, busted my tail on game day, I can sleep well at night.”On if it would be counterproductive to place too much weight on outsiders’ opinions:“Yeah, you can ask the 60, 65 guys we’ve got in that locker room. I don’t think a lot of them really listen to the outside opinions. We’re in this position for a reason, plain and simple. Everybody’s a talented athlete, a great football player, a good person on and off the field in that locker room. That’s good enough for us. Everybody’s going to have their opinion, but I’m sad to say they’re not in that locker room. So, it really doesn’t matter.” On what he saw from TE Ricky Seals-Jones and WR Chad Williams when he ran the scout team:“Talent. Young talent. Raw talent. So, when I was with the third team, this summer and throughout training camp, it’s like, ‘Wow, 16 is popping on film, 86 is popping on film.’ Just seeing how Ricky approached each and every week on scout team, it was a lot of fun to work with him, because we would try and turn the scout team plays into our system and use our verbiage. So, even though you’re not getting practice reps being on scout team, you’re still going through that rep and that process in your mind of calling our play, and it translated. He played a heck of a game for, really, his first time being out there – two touchdowns and big time catches. And the beautiful part about it is he can still get better. He’s just a tremendous athlete, and he works his tail off.”On how long it took him to move on from his time in Jacksonville:“Pretty quick when I got traded to San Fran. You’ve got to move on. I had a new system to learn my fourth year going to San Fran. Years go by, living in the Bay Area, and now I’m here. I enjoyed my time there, like I said, but the past is the past. You really can’t dwell on it. You can learn from it, but I wouldn’t change anything.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Before Sunday’s tilt against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Blaine Gabbert discussed what the game means to him as he faces off against the team that drafted him in 2011.Here, in this space, with help from the Cardinals’ media relations staff, we’ll highlight many of the key topics and personnel conversations he has with reporters following practice.On how good it feels to be running an offense and in a game: On where he lives permanently:“St. Louis. I’m from the Midwest.” On how he graded out after watching the film of last week’s game:“It was pretty good. There are always things that you can learn from. A couple throws here and there, but the biggest thing that I think the offensive group took from that game was being efficient in first and second down. We were in way too many second-and-longs, third-and-longs. Third down conversation rates, there’s a pretty good correlation between that and winning football games, because that means you’re going to stay on the field longer. Anything we can do to improve on normal downs, run downs, to help us on Sunday, we’re going to do.”On the formidability of Jacksonville’s defense:“They’re a quality team. (Executive Vice President of Football Operations) Tom Coughlin and (General Manager) Dave Caldwell have done a great job building that team, playing defense and running the football. They’ve got a good front four, the linebackers are talented, the secondary is good, but the biggest thing that when we watch them on film is that we’re going to worry about the things we can control. We know what they’re going to do, but we’ve got to worry about executing our plays versus their front, versus their secondary, and going out there and taking care of business.”center_img 0 Comments   Share   On how different he is as a quarterback compared to his first few years in Jacksonville:“Older. I feel like I’m the same kid at heart, and I think just the maturation process I’ve gone through as a player – being in different systems now, playing in a bunch of games, going through multiple offseasons, learning new systems – I think that’s the biggest thing. When you come into the league as a young quarterback, I think I was 20 or 21, and learning system after system after system, new coach, new owner, new GM, it’s like ‘Alright, I’m trying to figure this thing out. How do I approach this learning process year-in and year-out?’ Fortunately, or unfortunately, however you want to look at it, I’ve had to learn a new system each and every year, and I think by this point in time, I’ve figured out how to do that, how to approach that process each and every offseason. And that’s just by working hard, busting your tail in the offseason, so that when you get into the training camps and the preseasons, it starts to become second nature and you’re not going up there trying to figure out what play you’re running. You’re going up there and reacting to what the defense is giving you.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo “It was a lot of fun to get back out there. It was fun playing in the preseason, going through training camp and whatnot, but being able to run the system, be out in the huddle with the guys in a regular season game, that’s why we practice out here day-in and day-out. Just to be in the huddle with those guys on a game day, it’s a lot of fun, just the small talk in there, getting the guys going and then going out there and making plays.”On if this game against Jacksonville means anything special:“Yeah, that was the team that drafted me. Things didn’t work out there, but looking back on it, hindsight is always 20-20. That was a long time ago. I’ve played – this is my second team since I was there, so it’s been four years. But yeah, they’re a great team right now. They’re playing good football, but we’ll be ready to roll.”On if he’s bitter about how his time in Jacksonville ended:“No, not all. Everything happens for a reason. I’m a firm believer in that, and it didn’t work out there. There were things in my control, some things out of my control, but for whatever reason, it just didn’t work. I wouldn’t change it at all. I learned a lot, met a lot of great people there. It was a great town to live in, but the past is the past. I’ve moved on. I’m happy to be a Cardinal. Phoenix is a tough area to beat to live in, too, especially this time of year.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Radisson Blu Plaza Syd

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterRadisson Blu Plaza Sydney has collaborated with Australian lifestyle brand Papinelle to design an exclusive new range of luxury sleepwear for the hotel’s guests.For women, Papinelle has created a pure silk set of pyjamas in rich navy colouring with a soft sheen and luxurious feel. A soft premium pima cotton has been used for the pants and shirt combination which will ensure comfort and style for Radisson Blu Sydney’s male guests.In celebration of the completion of the hotel’s $12M redesign which finishes in July, the limited-edition range of pyjamas will be included for all guests who book the hotel’s Celebrations Package in July. They will also be available as a gift to guests who enjoy multiple stays at the property.Papinelle, which was established in 2003 by Renae James out of Paddington Markets, is now a global brand with three signature stores in Australia and representation in over 180 boutiques worldwide. Its sleepwear has a strong celebrity following with it being worn by the likes of Katy Perry, Carey Mulligan, Paris Hilton and Sienna Miller.This is the first time Papinelle has collaborated on designing a sleepwear range for a hotel in Australia.“When Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney approached us regarding a partnership we immediately recognised it as a great opportunity. With the hotel’s new interiors featuring rich materials such as velvet, brass accents and Italian wallpaper we were in design heaven at Papinelle creating an exclusive range which is beautiful, comfortable to wear and matches the luxuriousness of the rooms,” said founder Renae James.Radisson Blu General Manager, Peter Tudehope said, “We are excited by this opportunity to form an exclusive partnership with Papinelle to enhance the guest experience at the hotel and reinforce our five-star positioning in the Sydney market.”The celebrations package costs from $380 per night. To take advantage of this offer, guests need to book during the month of July for stays between 1 July and 30 December 2016.  The package includes full buffet breakfast in the Lady Fairfax room, chocolate-dipped strawberries, a bottle of French Champagne on arrival, 1pm late checkout, upgrade to a Premier Room and a pair of exclusive Papinelle Pyjamas.LATTE was treated to a pair of the new silk pyjamas by Papinelle. Not only are they soft, comfortable and like sleeping in a heavenly embrace, but they are richly luxuriant in their quality and make every bedtime a ritual.For more about the future of Radisson Blu, read our interview with Andreas Flaig, Executive President Development for Asia Pacific, of Radisson Blu’s parent company, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Travelmarvel has revealed its new Vietnam and Camb

first_imgTravelmarvel has revealed its new Vietnam and Cambodia programme for 2017/18 which features a wide choice of 35 sailings aboard the rivership RV La Marguerite.One of the leading ships on the Mekong River, RV La Marguerite has just 46 French colonial-inspired suites. Facilities include two air-conditioned lounges, a sun deck with bar and pool, a spa and a fitness centre. The staff to guest ratio is 2:1 ensuring guests receive personalised service.According to Executive General Manager David Cox, Travelmarvel continues to offer more choice and value for money than any other premium cruising and touring programme in the region: “We believe we are the only operator offering a programme of this scale and price at the premium level in Vietnam and Cambodia. We also pride ourselves on delivering outstanding service levels and our staff are consistently rated highly. It’s an attractive product for guests and agents alike.”Travelmarvel’s new Vietnam & Cambodia River Cruising 2017/18 brochure is available now and offers a choice of 35 departures across 16 itineraries. While the mainstay of the programme is Vietnam and Cambodia, Travelmarvel’s brochure also features journeys to Myanmar, China, India and Japan.A special launch offer of ‘Fly Free, including taxes, plus two free nights’ is available on all January to April 2017 departures of holidays of 12 days or longer. This offer is strictly limited and terms and conditions apply.Travelmarvel has introduced a new Insider Experience in Vietnam, where guests have the chance to dine at KOTO (Know One, Teach One) on Van Mieu in Hanoi and KOTO Kumho Ho Chi Minh City. Both offer guests the chance to find out more about this special social enterprise established by Vietnamese-Australian Jimmy Pham to offer a culinary training centre for disadvantaged youths.A new hotel stay also features in Ho Chi Minh City with the debut of Fusion Suites Saigon, a centrally located modern hotel with clean minimalist design.The lead-in itinerary for 2017/18 is the popular 12-day Essential Vietnam & Cambodia. Priced from just $3795* per person, twin share, the trip commences with two nights at the Shinta Mani Resort in Siem Reap, where sightseeing includes the chance to explore the World Heritage-listed Angkor Archaeological Park. From Siem Reap, guests then embark on an eight-day cruise on the Mekong River aboard the RV La Marguerite, taking in Phnom Penh, floating villages, local temples, and a Buddhist blessing. On arrival in Vietnam guests spend two nights at the Fusion Saigon Suites, the base from which they explore Saigon and the nearby Cu Chi Tunnels.Travelmarvel continues to offer comprehensive inclusions which cover all accommodation; all internal flights within Asia, a Travelmarvel Tour Director and expert local guides; most meals; international wine, local beer and spirits included with lunch and dinner; and all port charges, entry fees, tipping and airport transfers.Earlybird Specials include ‘Fly Free, including taxes’ on all Vietnam and Cambodia holidays of 12 days or longer, or any Myanmar, China or India holidays; ‘2 for 1 airfares’ on tours and cruises of 11 days or less; or ‘save $1000 per couple’ on the 12-day Discovering Japan rail journey.last_img read more

Rosewood Hotels Resorts® has been appointed by R

first_imgRosewood Hotels & Resorts® has been appointed by RLH Properties, a company created by BK Partners, to manage Rosewood Mandarina which will open in 2019 as Rosewood’s fifth property in Mexico. Located on the west coast of Mexico just a 30-minutes drive from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport, the resort will be situated in the breathtaking region of Riviera Nayarit. Rich with a culture that is as colourful as the exotic flora, the Nayarit region is renowned for its diverse landscape with lagoons, rivers, volcanoes, over 300 kilometres of beach along the Pacific Ocean, abundant vegetation, and mountains to the west.Rosewood Mandarina will offer 130 guestrooms, suites and villas with panoramic views across the mountains, beach and ocean. Guests will be able to choose from three restaurants and bars including a speciality restaurant and sunset bar as well as more informal options such as a pool grill and beach bar. The resort will offer three pools, fitness centre and spa with 10 treatment rooms in addition to event space. The beachfront property will draw inspiration from the local, pre-historic Huichole and Cora cultures, combining modern luxury and comfort with the riches of its extraordinary setting.With a focus on the element of ‘water’, the region will provide visitors with exclusive access to three diverse environments: the beach, the lowlands and the highlands, each offering unique activities. From fishing in the winding lagoons or off the ocean coast, to learning about the agricultural foundation of the region, or taking one of many scenic hikes up the mountainside, the diverse landscape will provide a perfect backdrop for travellers to connect with nature.“Rosewood is excited to expand our brand further into Mexico, a leading destination for luxury travellers today,” says Sonia Cheng, Chief Executive Officer of Rosewood Hotel Group. “With all the natural beauty and adventure that Riviera Nayarit has to offer, Mandarina will effortlessly embody the brand’s A Sense of Place philosophy.”“We are thrilled to partner with Rosewood on this exciting project of what will become one of the best resorts in Mexico,” says Allen Sanginés-Krause, Chairman of RLH Properties’ Board.Rosewood Mandarina will join a regional network of distinctive Rosewood properties in Mexico and Central America, including Rosewood Mayakoba, Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort, and Rosewood Puebla, which is slated to open in 2017.last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Silversea is taking it

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterSilversea is taking its offer of free Wi-Fi to the next level.  Starting with voyages sailing in April 2018, free unlimited Wi-Fi access will be extended to every guest throughout its fleet of classic and expedition ships.Since January 2016, guests have enjoyed at least one hour of free Wi-Fi per day.  The new policy will provide each guest booked into one of Silversea’s standard suites with free unlimited standard internet access. Guests staying in a Silver suite or upwards will enjoy free unlimited premium internet access for up to two devices simultaneously per guest. Unlimited premium internet access is also available to purchase for guests wishing to upgrade.“We know how important it is for our guests to be able to catch up on emails or share photos on social media while on vacation,” said Barbara Muckermann, Silversea’s chief marketing officer.  “Now, with free unlimited Wi-Fi in all suites, our guests can stay as connected as they choose while they voyage to the most fascinating places on Earth.”Free unlimited Wi-Fi will be the latest addition to Silversea’s existing array of all-inclusive shipboard amenities, which includes a selection of complimentary wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees, bottled water, juices and soft drinks; in-suite bar stocked with guests’ preferences; in-suite dining service; lecture and enrichment programs; and round-trip transportation into town (in most ports for classic cruises), among others.Lead image: Silver Shadow in Shimizu Port, Japan © Toshihide Mochizuki/Silversea CruisesGo back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter SeaDream Yacht Club has

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterSeaDream Yacht Club has released a program of extended sailings it calls Grand Voyages, which can combine sailings of two weeks and upwards in the Caribbean or the Mediterranean 2019/2020 with a week or two in each region. The addition of a trans-Atlantic crossing of 12 or 13 days adds to the appeal of this mega motor-cruiser holiday.SeaDream has four Grand Voyages scheduled in the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and across the Atlantic in May and October/November of this year, and 18 in 2020.Individual sailings of these Grand Voyages will allow guests to explore distinct destinations in separate journeys – for example, either the French or Italian Riviera, the Greek Isles, the Adriatic Sea or the Spanish coast – to take in some of the world’s most memorable landscapes and historical attractions.Those voyages including Atlantic Crossings will also visit ports in the Caribbean and Mediterranean while providing guests ample time to relax and enjoy an array of onboard activities, personalised service and the “SeaDream Difference”.As with all SeaDream’s sailings, inclusions are: onboard lunches and dinners, a variety of wines and spirits, power and sail water sports, mountain bikes for shore expeditions, crew-led activities such as hikes and walking tours, an onboard golf simulator and fitness centre, and port charges and taxes.For the adventurous, SeaDream’s unique Yachting Land Adventures can be booked and purchased on board, designed by the resident Activities Manager for small groups.The luxury boutique SeaDream I and SeaDream II each carries 112 guests served by 95 crew, and all website prices are in US dollars.For full details of Grand Voyage sailing dates in 2019 and 2020 contact Julie Denovan, Sales Director Australia on (02) 9958 4444, jdenovan@seadream.com or visit www.seadream.com.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

Autumn is upon us but rather than pine for long l

first_imgAutumn is upon us, but rather than pine for long lost summer evenings, why not embrace everything fall has to offer instead and go on a long weekend leaf peeping break? RelatedFall Fun: Skyscanner’s guide to the best Autumn colour spotsFall Fun: Skyscanner’s guide to the best Autumn colour spotsAwesome Autumn: 10 fabulous fall foliage spots for leaf peepingAwesome Autumn: 10 fabulous fall foliage spots for leaf peepingBargains of the Week: Malaga | Ljubljana | AmsterdamBargains of the Week: Malaga | Ljubljana | Amsterdam Ljubljana – Slovenia, (from £58 return)Slovenia’s Lake Bled, just an hour from the capital, is well worth a visit at any time of year, but by Autumn, the summer crowds have disappeared, leaving you to enjoy the fairytale beauty of this lake landscape. Then spend an afternoon strolling in Tivoli Park, before taking a walk along the Ljubljanica River and stopping off in one of the many chic cafes and restaurants. Find cheap flights to LjubljanaBruges – Belgium (from £16 return)It’s not just trees that are good for autumn viewing; Bruges’ vine covered buildings create an impressive display of the rich tones of fall in the heart of one of Europe’s most attractive cities. Bruges is just one hour train from Brussels, making it easily accessible for a day trip or longer stay.Find cheap flights to BrusselsZakopane – Poland (return from £71)Poland’s eastern mountains are known for their skiing, but before the snow arrives, they explode into a world of colour as the birch, larch and oak trees put on their autumn garb. Zakopane, a pleasant mountain town makes the perfect base for excursions into the mountains, where visitors can enjoy glacial lakes, wildlife and a good range of hiking trails. Find cheap flights to KrakowReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

Related Worlds biggest rugby fan nations revealed

first_img RelatedWorld’s biggest rugby fan nations revealedWorld’s biggest rugby fan nations revealedSkyscanner Scores With Launch Of South Africa World Cup Micro-SiteSkyscanner Scores With Launch Of South Africa World Cup Micro-SiteDemand for flights to South Africa increasesLarge numbers of football fans are booking flights to South Africa ahead of the country’s hosting of the World Cup next summer. US fans head to South Africa whilst Italians stay homeWith the South Africa World Cup 2010 only two weeks away, football fever is building and fans all over the globe are willing their teams to World Cup glory. But which nations have the most supportive fans?Skyscanner has examined its flight search data to reveal which countries are showing the most interest in travelling to the world’s biggest football competition.Despite football being a secondary sport in terms of popularity in the US, it was the US football fans that appear to be most supportive of their team, with searches for flights to South Africa jumping a massive 440% compared to the same period last year, indicating that many Americans will be making the journey to Africa to rally the US squad in person.Spain wasn’t far behind with a year on year rise of 409%, followed by Brazil with a 399% jump. 2006 runners up – France – certainly seem to be making the effort to get to the competition with a 331% rise in searches, followed closely by the Australians – who saw a 308% increase.Portugal, who were defeated by France in the 2006 semi-finals, are showing a 272% rise, whilst the Germany were close on their heels with a 250% jump.The Dutch were displaying less support with only a 226% increase in searches, while searches from England only rose by 206%, a small increase given the nation’s obsession with all things football.But by far the biggest surprise revealed by Skyscanner’s data was that current World Cup champions – Italy – were showing the least support for their team with a pitiful rise in searches of just over 134%, one of the lowest increases of any World Cup nation.Barry Smith, Skyscanner co-founder commented:“It’s great to see the Americans taking such an interest in the World Cup, especially as football is not one of America’s favourite sports. But we were surprised to see that the Italians appear to be showing less support for their team than most of the other nations in the competition.” World Most Supportive World Cup FansCountry % Rise in travel to South Africa for World Cup 2010 periodUSA 440%Spain 409%Brazil 399%France 331%Australia 308%Portugal 272%Germany 250%Netherlands 226%England 206%Italy 134%Data based on percentage increase in flight searches from respective countries to South Africa for World Cup 2010 period, compared same period in 2009.See Skyscanner’s South Africa World Cup microsite for all the info on teams, groups, and World Cup deals!ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

Last Updated 1521 Wednesday 22nd December 2010

first_imgLast Updated: 15:21 Wednesday 22nd December 2010 RelatedIceland volcano ash cloud: latest airport & travel newsLatest Volcano Ash Cloud Travel NewsTorquay AirportsTorquay doesn’t have an airport of its own. There are three airports within 100 miles of Torquay that you can fly to, however. The nearest is Exeter Airport, which is 26 miles (40 minutes’ drive) from Torquay town centre. This page has all the information you need to book the…World’s cheapest ski resorts: where to ski cheap this seasonWorld’s cheapest ski resorts: where to ski cheap this season Snow is causing varying levels of disruption to airports and flights across the UK.Use the links below to check with the airport before you leave your home. Need alternative transport? Checkthetrainline.com or [http://www.raileurope.co.uk/](http://clkuk.tradedoubler.com/click?p(40263)a(1618766)g(16934676)url(Rail Europe **[http://www.raileurope.co.uk/](http://clkuk.tradedoubler.com/click?p(40263)a(1618766)g(16934676)url(**ScotlandCampbeltownMore info: Hial.co.uk/campbeltown-airportEdinburghMore info: EdinburghAirport.comInvernessMore info: Hial.co.uk/inverness-airportGlasgowMore info: GlasgowAirport.comAberdeenMore info: AberdeenAirport.comKirkwallMore info: Hial.co.uk/kirkwall-airportStornowayMore info: Hial.co.uk/stornoway-airportEnglandBournemouthMore info: BournemouthAirport.comExeterMore info: Exeter-airport.co.ukHeathrowMore info: HeathrowAirport.comDurhamMore info: DurhamTeesValleyAirport.comRobin Hood DoncasterMore info: RobinhoodAirport.comGatwickMore info: GatwickAirport.comSouthamptonMore info: SouthamptonAirport.comLondon City AirportMore info: LondonCityAirport.comHumbersideMore info: HumbersideAirport.comStanstedMore info: StanstedAirport.comLutonMore info: London-luton.co.ukLeeds BradfordMore info: LeedsBradfordAirport.co.ukNorwichMore info: NorwichAirport.co.ukNewcastleMore info: NewcastleAirport.comBlackpoolMore info: BlackpoolInternational.comEast MidlandsMore info: EastMidlandsAirport.comManchesterMore info: ManchesterAirport.co.ukBirminghamMore info: BirminghamAiport.comBristolMore info: BristolAirport.co.ukLivepool John LennonMore info: LiverpoolAirport.comNewquayMore info: NewquayCornwallAirport.comWalesCardiffMore info: CardiffAirport.comNorthern IrelandGeorge Best BelfastMore info: BelfastCityAirport.comBelfast InternationalMore info: BelfastAirport.comNeed alternative transport? Checkthetrainline.com or [http://www.raileurope.co.uk/](http://clkuk.tradedoubler.com/click?p(40263)a(1618766)g(16934676)url(Rail Europe _[http://www.raileurope.co.uk/](http://clkuk.tradedoubler.com/click?p(40263)a(1618766)g(16934676)url(__ For up to date information on airport disruptions check:_UKairportdelays.co.uk/Airport_Disruptions_BBC travel pages You can also get the latest updates on air travel across Europe from @eurocontrol on TwitterReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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first_imgIf you liked this article, hopefully you’ll enjoy these:UK’s top 10 craft beer pubs10 of the best beaches in BritainCheck flights to BristolSkyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedTop 15 attractions and things to do in TaipeiLooking for a slice of Southeast Asia away from the usual backpacker crowds? Check out Taiwan, with a city break in the island’s vibrant, cross-cultural capital. From forested mountains to tasty noodles, we bring you the top things to see and do in Taipei.12 days of Christmas breaksCheer yourself up with this seasonal selection of pre-Christmas breaks and escapes, at home and abroad.6 best baths in BudapestEnjoy a long hot soak at one of these luxurious bath houses in the ‘City of Spas’. 11. Walk: SkylineHike the Bath Skyline and at points you forget you’re still in a city – except when the trail offers splendid urban views. Bath sits on the edge of the Cotswolds, so this 10km route takes in plenty of beech woodland and bucolic rolling green, as well as an 18th century folly, a Palladian bridge and a skirt around the hill-top University. Better, the National Trust, which looks after the landscape, reckons the walk burns off an average of 735 calories – so you can book in for that Chequers burger, guilt-free.And one for luck…12. Top Tip: Embrace the twilightThe Thermae Bath Spa is open until 9.30pm: arrive just before dusk so you can loll in the roof-top pool as the sun sinks down and the city starts to glitter. Also, in July and August the excellent Roman Baths Museum stays open until 10pm – it’s usually shut by 6pm – so you can see the medicinal waters twinkling under torchlight.center_img Spa-vellous! From the baths to burgers via cycling, cocktails and much more, we take a local expert’s advice on the best things to do in Bath.1. Market: Green ParkTrains haven’t tootled into Green Park Station since 1966; these days it sees more cabbages than carriages. Every Saturday the restored Victorian terminus hosts a Farmers’ Market, where you can nibble Bath Soft Cheese, Seven Hills Handmade Chocolates, Lovett Pies and plenty more. A Vintage & Antiques Market takes over on the first and last Sunday of the month, with an Artisan Market every second Sunday. 2. Coffee: Colonna & Small’sIf the whiff of a Costabucks makes you shudder, head here. Colonna & Small’s, headed up by 2014 UK Barista Champion Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood, does coffee for the connoisseur/geek. The menu looks more winelist, relaying a bevy of bean choices, their nuances poetically described. You can even book in for an Espresso Course or group coffee tasting.https://instagram.com/p/r5b36slrQf/3. Brunch: Wild CaféTiny tucked-away independents are all well and good but, damn, if only Wild Café were twice the size. If you CAN bag a brightly coloured chair here, expect simple things – fairtrade and locally sourced – done lip-lickingly well: pancake stacks, scrambled eggs with Bath Pig chorizo, the city’s best bacon sandwich (three rashers!). The kitchen’s right in the café, so be prepared to sit in a state of nasally-affronted food envy while you wait for your brunch.4. Proper pub: The Bell InnWalcot Street, Bath’s old artisan quarter, is still dominated by eclectic independents. And no place embodies that spirit more than The Bell Inn 103 Walcot St. When closure loomed in 2013, it was bought by a community cooperative – with support from the likes of Michael ‘Glastonbury’ Eavis and Robert Plant. It continues to be Bath’s best live music pub, hosting acts three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Sunday), as well as serving lots of local real ales.5. Gastro pub: The ChequersHidden from the main hubbub, but only a stone’s throw from the Royal Crescent, The Chequers has been serving wayfarers since 1776. The menu’s come on a bit since, but it still serves all comers. There are juicy bar staples – arguably Bath’s best burger and big, fat, Bath Ale-battered fish-n-chips. But there are more refined options too – Wiltshire pork ‘three ways’, blowtorched mackerel, a novel game pie. It’s all good, whether you’re feeling fancy or just want some (damn fine) chips.https://instagram.com/p/1C7ZrrwVNV/8. Shop: Mr Bs vs ToppingsIt’s too close to call – Bath has two equally excellent independent bookshops. Toppings has a fine selection; it also has real clout, attracting the literary great and the good for talks and tastings on an almost daily basis. Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights is just a lovely place to be; it even has a ‘Bibliotherapy Room’ with fireplace, armchairs and free coffee and tea.9. Freebie: Mayor of Bath Honorary GuidesBath’s whole centre is Unesco-listed, being deemed of Outstanding Universal Value. To get some background – on a budget – join a tour with the Mayor of Bath Honorary Guides. This daily primer (10.30am and 2pm, Sun-Fri; 10.30am only, Sat) lasts two hours and is completely free. Gratis. The guides don’t even accept tips. They just love Bath that much – and want you to, too.10. Bike: Two Tunnels GreenwayHilly Bath can be bike unfriendly… thankfully, the Victorians burrowed railway tunnels through the summits to the south, which have been recently reopened as a Sustrans multi-use path. The 21km Two Tunnels Greenway is a lovely loop ride or walk, incorporating a pretty canal towpath, a Georgian aqueduct, quiet country lanes and nearly two miles of subterranean cycling – with a motion-sensitive light and music installation enlivening the old stone walls.last_img read more

Orlando Florida – Reported by Elite Traveler the

first_imgOrlando, Florida – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineWhile sumptuous farm-to-table packages abound and variations on sustainable dining seem endless, no luxury destination has encapsulated the concept as remarkably as Grande Lakes Orlando. The exclusive resort at both The Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott will debut its incredible Whisper Creek Farm on October 12, a 7,000-square-foot fruit and vegetable garden with an adjoining 6,000-square-foot outdoor events space.Set amidst the sprawling 500-acre Grande Lakes estate, the farm will take an extravagant and all-encompassing approach to the customary farm-to-fork experience, catering to events of up to 250 people. The fresh farm produce will be featured at an array of event options as well as used throughout the resort in restaurant dishes and beverages, as well as in spa treatments at the esteemed Ritz-Carlton Spa Orlando.Promising an intimate behind-the-scenes look into the hotels renowned farm-to-fork practice, custom curated events at Whisper Creek Farm will include a number of interactive and educational dining choices where guests will be encouraged to explore the fruit and vegetable gardens to pick and taste the ingredients that comprise their favorite meals. From family-style seasonal menus served at long communal tables for groups of up to 250, to Argentinean and Uruguayan outdoor barbeque grilling, these wonderfully designed events offer one-of-a-kind group experiences sure to leave you satisfied and more importantly, inspired.“From the beehives and butchering to pickling and PRIMO, Grande Lakes Orlando is proud to maintain sustainability and conservation in our culinary practices. Whisper Creek Farm is a natural evolution of this commitment,” explains Grande Lakes Orlando Vice President and Managing Director Jim Burns. “The farm will provide a unique educational opportunity to show our guests where their delicious meal is coming from.”Pedi-cabs will chauffeur guests from PRIMO organic garden to Whisper Creek, located next to the sixth tee box on the resort’s Greg Norman-designed golf course and bordering a peaceful nearby creek, the inspiration for the farm’s name. Surrounded by a perimeter of 120 pineapple plants, Whisper Creek Farm will produce cucumbers, acorn squash, collard greens, avocado, mango, sweet potatoes, a variety of herbs, and a pumpkin patch. Befitting the Central Florida location, the space will house eighteen seven-foot citrus trees, including sparkling varieties like tangerine, kaffir lime, and kumquat.To naturally sustain the immense garden, Whisper Creek will keep resident bees in three hives to help in the pollination of the flowering plants and provide more of the Grande Lakes signature nectar. Whisper Creek Farm events can be booked October through April, with evening affairs being particularly picturesque, complete with romantic string lighting and lanterns.Grande Lakes Orlando has additional exciting plans for the site in the future, which include permaculture methods for fertilization, a chicken coop, a composting area, a fenced area for cows and chickens, a communal fire pit, and barn-style event space.www.grandelakes.comlast_img read more

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first_imgGeneva – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineFrederique Constant has been developing and producing its in-house Manufacture Calibers since 2001. The first caliber was the Heart Beat Manufacture, cal. FC-910 with its iconic aperture in the dial and mainplate at 6 o’clockposition. Newer versions of the Heart Beat Manufacture included various complications, a silicium (silicon) escapement wheel, and even an in-house Tourbillon. Development of the second base caliber by Frederique Constant started in 2008. The design and development briefing for this second base caliber was very straight forward: redevelop all components and search to reduce cost of manufacturing with 30%, while at least maintaining the same high quality level of the Heart Beat Manufacture calibers.As a result, the Maxime Manufacture (cal. FC-700) was born. Frederique Constant realized significant economies of scale with this caliber. In line with our Accessible Luxury philosophy, these cost-savings were transferred to the final consumer, by offering these Frederique Constant Manufacture timepieces at unbeatable retail prices.This year, Frederique Constant is proud and excited to introduce the new Classics Manufacture, with a retail price starting at €1,750 in stainless steel. Designed and produced with utmost care, the sophisticated dial shows a remarkable refinement. Decoration of the movement is to the highest standards, with Cotes de Geneve and Collimacon patterns, brightly shining due to the rhodium finishing. The new Classics Manufacture is based on the second generation of the Maxime movement, cal. FC-710 and features an added center seconds hand. Apart from stainless steel, the Classics Manufacture is also available with a case finished in rosegold plating, at €1’950. A duo of stunningly beautiful timepieces!History Frederique Constant Manufacture Calibers In 2001, Frederique Constant launched the development of its first manufacture caliber in close collaboration with the École d’Horlogerie de Genève, the École d’Ingenieurs de Genève and the Horloge Vakschool Zadkine, Netherlands. The Heart Beat Manufacture has the characteristic bridge for the balance wheel on the front side of the caliber, which made it possible to have the spiral and fine regulation on the front side as well, creating a much more appealing Heart Beat design. This construction was new – allowing Frederique Constant to obtain a patent.In 2008, Frederique Constant introduced its first Tourbillon Manufacture movement with Silicium (Silicon) Escapement Wheel. There are three main advantages compared to a regular escapement wheel:  No oiling necessary  Ultra smooth surface  Weight 1/5th of steelAs a result, the Frederique Constant Tourbillon has an amplitude of over 300 degrees in dial-up and dial-down positions. Even in the crown-down position, the amplitude is over 275 degrees, which is substantially more than the performance of other high-end tourbillons.In 2009, Frederique Constant launched a new in-house base caliber (FC-700). Component rationalization and assembly efficiency were the top priorities for the development of this caliber. Result was an overall 30% cost saving compared with the earlier Heart Beat Manufacture caliber. Various new technologies were incorporated. For the first time, a Swiss watch manufacturer introduced a watch with a manufacture caliber below €2,000 retail.Frederique Constant Factory The Frederique Constant production facility in Geneva measures 3,200 square meters, divided over four floors, offering an attractive working environment in the sectors of caliber component production, caliber assembly, watch assembly, and extensive quality control. Numerically controlled machines of the latest generation are located in a large atelier in the basement, where all component manufacturing is concentrated. Caliber and watch assembly, as well as state-of-the-art quality control is primarily organized on the first floor of the Frederique Constant building. The building also serves as the brand’s international headquarters.www.frederique-constant.comlast_img read more

London England – Reported by Elite Traveler the

first_imgLondon, England – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineShowcasing only the finest properties from around the globe, The Luxury Property Show will offer guests a unique opportunity to view and buy some of the world’s most exclusive properties. The world’s largest event celebrating exclusive international properties, The Luxury Property Show will be held November 1 and 2 within the stunning grounds of The Hurlingham Club in Fulham.Whether guests are looking for a scenic real estate in the countryside, a city apartment in New York, or a luxurious beachfront home in Abu Dhabi, the show will showcase the most celebrated estates from around the world.Host and property expert Melissa Porter will be on hand to discuss all aspects of buying, selling, renovation and relocation. Porter is best known for her BBC lifestyle and property shows including ‘To Buy or Not to Buy’, ‘Put Your Money Where Your House Is’ and ‘Own Britain’s Best Home’. With an extensive background in travel writing and premium property development, Melissa will make her debut appearance at The Luxury Property Show to answer questions regarding the future of the luxury property market. She will be joined by a number of industry experts, who will run various interactive workshops and seminars over the course of the two-day event. Alongside this, guests will also have the chance to meet with other specialists involved in the industry including currency brokers, architects and interior designers.www.theluxurypropertyshow.comlast_img read more

The oneday tour to the North Korean city of Gaese

first_imgThe one-day tour to the North Korean city of Gaeseong that begins next month will cost 180,000 won ($193.4) per person, Hyundai Asan said on Tuesday (Nov. 27). The company responsible for the majority of inter-Korean economic cooperation programs said the fee will cover transportation, lunch and money that will be given to North Korea, which will go toward tour guides and maintenance of the historic sites.North Korea is to receive $100 for each tourist who visits Gaeseong, which lies just north of the demilitarized zone that separates the two Koreas. The city was the capital of the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392) and is currently home to a budding industrial complex that is fueling economic cooperation between the two Koreas.About 50 South Korean companies have set up factories in the industrial complex that mainly produces clothing, shoes, industrial parts, cookware and watches.Hyundai Asian said the tours that begin on Dec. 5 will be limited to 300 people each day.Tourists will visit the Parkyeun Waterfall and Kwaneum Temple in the morning, followed by lunch and then visits to the Goryeo Museum and Seonjuk Bridge. They will then drive by the Gaeseong industrial complex before returning to South Korea.Separate tours to the tombs of Wang Geon, founder of the Goryeo Dynasty, and King Gongmin can be arranged if there are enough tourists. Tours to Ryongthong Temple, considered the birthplace of the Cheontae Order of Korean Buddhism, can also be arranged.Hyundai Asan, meanwhile, said about 5,000 people have booked visits to Gaeseong for December, and the number is expected to increase.“Compared to Mount Geumgang on the east coast, which is harder to reach, Gaeseong is near Seoul,” said a company official.The company that arranges tours to the scenic mountains aims to also open tours Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital city, and Mount Baekdu on the North Korean-Chinese border.— Article courtesy of Korea.net —last_img read more

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first_imgStallone surprises fans with visit to iconic ‘Rocky’ statue PHILADELPHIA – Hey, it’s Rocky. and Rocky?Sylvester Stallone had passersby doing double takes and chanting “Rocky! Rocky!” on Friday as he made a surprise visit to the statue of his iconic Rocky Balboa character in Philadelphia.The 71-year-old Stallone has played the underdog boxing champ in seven “Rocky” films since 1976 and is currently in the City of Brotherly Love making the sequel to the 2015 hit “Creed.”Stallone took a break from shooting to join Mayor Jim Kenney at the statue, next to the Philadelphia Art Museum steps he famously climbed in the first “Rocky” film.They rededicated a plaque that had been lost for 12 years and Kenney presented him with a personalized jersey from the Super Bowl champion Eagles.Stallone commissioned the statue for “Rocky III” in 1980. Sylvester Stallone, left, appears with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney for a “Creed II” photo op, Friday, April 6, 2018, in Philadelphia. The film, part of the “Rocky” film franchise, will be released later this year. (AP Photo/Michael Perez) center_img by The Associated Press Posted Apr 6, 2018 1:51 pm PDT Last Updated Apr 6, 2018 at 3:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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first_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Performances by former Metropolitan Opera music director James Levine were withdrawn from the company’s Sirius XM satellite and online radio channel, a large percentage of the company’s history.Levine, the company’s leading force as music or artistic director from 1976-2016, was fired as music director emeritus on March 12 after an investigation found evidence of sexual abuse and harassment.He conducted 2,552 performances from 1971 through Dec. 2, the day accounts first appeared in the New York Post and The New York Times of sexual misconduct dating to the 1960s. He was suspended by the company the following day pending the Met’s investigation.The Met said the last Levine broadcast was a performance of John Harbison’s “The Great Gatsby” on Dec. 10. The company said Levine’s performances “will be reintroduced to the programming at an appropriate time.”More than 175 of Levine’s performances from 1972-2017 remain available for streaming on Met Opera on Demand.The withdrawal of Levine’s recordings was first reported by Slippedisc.com.Levine has sued the Met, claiming defamation and breach of contract, which the company denies. A conference with Justice Andrea Masley in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan is scheduled for Tuesday. by The Associated Press Posted May 10, 2018 12:41 pm PDT Last Updated May 10, 2018 at 8:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this July 7, 2006 file photo, Boston Symphony Orchestra music director James Levine conducts the symphony on its opening night performance at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass. Performances by the former Metropolitan Opera music director have been withdrawn from the company’s Sirius XM satellite and online radio channel, a large percentage of the company’s history. Levine, the company’s leading force as music or artistic director from 1976-2016, was fired as music director emeritus on March 12 after an investigation found evidence of sexual abuse and harassment. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File) center_img Levine’s recordings withdrawn from Met Opera radio channellast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Jul 27, 2018 6:39 am PDT Last Updated Jul 27, 2018 at 7:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Latest on the arrest of stepmother of Lindsay Lohan (all times local):9:45 a.m.The stepmother of actress Lindsay Lohan was arrested on a simple battery charge; she is accused of throwing a candle inside a glass holder at her husband.A Boca Raton police report says the incident happened late Thursday at the couple’s home. Records show 35-year-old Kate Major Lohan booked into the Palm Beach County Jail early Friday. She is married to Michael Lohan, father of the actress.According to an arrest report, Michael Lohan told police they got into an argument over a cellphone and he walked outside to get away from her. That’s when he says she threw the candle at him. It hit a palm tree and broke, causing a superficial cut on his arm.When the officer asked Kate Lohan if she threw the candle at her husband, she said she didn’t know what he was talking about. The report says she didn’t know how the glass got onto the walkway.Police said the husband was provided with a domestic violence pamphlet.A lawyer for Kate Lohan was not listed on records.___8:39 a.m.The stepmother of actress Lindsay Lohan has been arrested on a battery charge in Florida.According to Palm Beach County Jail records, 35-year-old Kate Major Lohan was arrested early Friday in Boca Raton.She remains in jail and a lawyer isn’t listed on records. Details about her arrest were not immediately available.The Palm Beach Post reports police took Kate Lohan into custody in August for a mental health evaluation after she and husband Michael Lohan got into an argument over their children.Kate Lohan was accused of kicking a police officer in nearby Delray Beach in 2016. Court records said that arrest happened during an argument with her estranged husband Michael Lohan, Lindsay’s father. Kate Lohan also has children with Michael Lohan. The Latest: Police: Lindsay Lohan’s stepmother arrestedlast_img read more

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first_img by Ryan Porter, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 2, 2018 7:00 am PDT Last Updated Sep 2, 2018 at 8:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Brigitte Berman in the ABC Studios green room, prior to speaking with Whoopi Goldberg, one of the celebrities she interviews in the documentary “Hugh Hefner’s After Dark: Speaking Out in America,” in this undated handout photo. Much like reading Playboy for the articles, Toronto-based filmmaker Brigitte Berman watched Hugh Hefner’s late-night talk shows for the politics. On both “Playboy’s Penthouse” (1959-1961) and “Playboy After Dark” (1969-1970), Hefner pressed political trigger points: championing racially diverse talent, challenging the House Un-American Activities Committee, and decrying the American military’s presence in Vietnam. The Oscar-winning Berman reappraises both series as groundbreaking vehicles for social change in her new documentary “Hugh Hefner’s After Dark: Speaking Out in America.” The film, which is seeking distribution, premiered Friday at the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado, where the industry elite screen festival juggernauts concurrent with the Venice Film Festival and before the Toronto International Film Festival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO Canadian Oscar winner Brigitte Berman examines politics of Hugh Hefner’s talk showcenter_img TORONTO – Much like reading Playboy for the articles, Toronto-based filmmaker Brigitte Berman watched Hugh Hefner’s late-night talk shows for the politics.On both “Playboy’s Penthouse” (1959-1961) and “Playboy After Dark” (1969-1970), Hefner pressed political trigger points: championing racially diverse talent, challenging the House Un-American Activities Committee, and decrying the American military’s presence in Vietnam.The Oscar-winning Berman reappraises both series as groundbreaking vehicles for social change in her new documentary “Hugh Hefner’s After Dark: Speaking Out in America.” The film, which is seeking distribution, premiered Friday at the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado, where the industry elite screen festival juggernauts concurrent with the Venice Film Festival and before the Toronto International Film Festival.“It shows how we have progressed in some ways, but in other ways we have almost regressed,” she says.It is certainly hard to imagine a musician today speaking for 12 minutes against the American military, as Joan Baez once did on After Dark, without becoming a viral news story and inciting a violent Twitterstorm.Berman had previously profiled Hugh Hefner for her 2009 film “Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist, and Rebel,” yet she dismisses comparisons between that film and her new work, in which she feels Hefner is almost a supporting character. “This film was about the show and the way he platformed the ideas and the artists,” she says.“It is a film about these people, about Joan Baez, about Smokey Robinson, about Pete Seeger. It’s about ideas and the importance of speaking out about these ideas.”That’s why Berman sidestepped Hefner’s controversial legacy as a sexual revolutionary. Both “Playboy Penthouse” and “Playboy After Dark” were set against the backdrop of a swinging cocktail party where beautiful women served as set dressing.“The sexual politics were not really part of the show,” Berman says.“Many of us are complex people, and this (political) side of him came out in the show. If you look at the way people are dressed, they are not in Playboy bunny (costumes). They are very suavely dressed.”“Hugh Hefner’s After Dark” is Berman’s seventh film as a director. In 1985, she won the Oscar for best documentary for the film “Artie Shaw: Time Is All You’ve Got,” about the American jazz clarinetist. With “Hugh Hefner’s After Dark,” she hopes to spark political discourse, something she says the selection committee at Telluride responded to in an early cut of the film.That aspect had been teased out by Berman’s late husband and frequent collaborator Victor Solnicki. Solnicki, a writer and producer on the film, passed away in 2016 before the film was completed.Finishing the film without him was difficult, she admits, yet also healing. “It helped me deal with the grief,” she says.“For all the interviews, he was there. At the end of doing an interview, I would turn around and say, ‘Darling did we miss anything?’ He would say, ‘Let’s talk more about the House Un-American Activities Committee,’ and other times he’d say, ‘No — you covered it like the waterfront.’“I had his voice still echoing as I was watching the footage. It was very powerful.”— Ryan Porter is a freelance pop-culture writer based in Toronto.last_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES — Seventy-nine years ago a Jewish woman named Lilly Cassirer surrendered her family’s priceless Camille Pissarro painting to the Nazis in exchange for safe passage out of Nazi Germany during the Holocaust.On Tuesday her great-grandson will walk into a U.S. courtroom for the latest round of what has been a nearly 20-year battle to get it back.After years of appeals by both Lilly Cassirer’s descendants and Spain’s Thyssen-Bornemisza museum, where the painting has hung for 25 years, a trial to decide its rightful owner is scheduled before U.S. District Judge John F. Walter.Neither side disputes that Cassirer handed the painting over to the Nazis in 1939 in exchange for safe passage out of the country for herself, her husband and her grandson.But the Madrid museum has argued that she forfeited her ownership rights when she accepted $13,000 from Germany in 1958, after the German government concluded the painting was lost forever. The museum also has argued that it acquired the work in good faith and has never tried to hide it.“There’s no dispute about the painting’s complete history. The court examined all the evidence and determined that the museum is the rightful owner,” Thyssen-Bornemisza’s U.S. attorney, Thaddeus J. Stauber, told The Associated Press in 2016 after Walter initially dismissed the case.The Cassirer family successfully appealed last year and their lawsuit was returned to Walter for trial.The family’s attorney, David Boies, says the matter now boils down to Spain doing what’s right and surrendering the painting.“It’s unusual for a modern liberal democracy to be trying to hold onto Nazi-looted art,” he said Monday as he prepared for trial. “Every other civilized country in the world is committed to returning Nazi-looted art to the rightful owners.”The painting, “Rue St.-Honore, Apres-Midi, Effet de Pluie” has been valued at $30 million or more.Pissarro created the stunning oil-on-canvas work of a rainy Paris street scene from what he saw out the window of a hotel room in 1897. Its title translates to English as “Rue Saint-Honoré in the Afternoon, Effect of Rain.”Lilly Cassirer’s father-in-law bought it directly from Pissarro’s art dealer and left it to her and her husband when he died.For more than 70 years her family believed it was lost. Then in 1999 a friend of Cassirer’s grandson, Claude, who had fled Germany with her, saw a photo of it in a catalogue and contacted him.“And he was completely stunned because we thought the painting was gone,” Claude Cassirer’s son, David Cassirer of San Diego, told The Associated Press in 2016.It turned out the work had been sold and resold several times before Baron Hans-Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, one of the 20th century’s most prominent art collectors, bought it from New York gallery owner Stephen Hahn in 1976.Thyssen-Bornemisza, who died in 2002, sold the painting and hundreds of other works to Spain in 1993 and they now form the core of the museum named for him.John Rogers, The Associated Press Spain, California family go to trial over disputed Nazi artcenter_img by John Rogers, The Associated Press Posted Dec 3, 2018 10:06 pm PDTlast_img read more

October 27 2008 Work has finally been picked u

first_imgOctober 27, 2008 Work has finally been picked up again in the studio apartment on the ground floor of Unit 9 in the East Crescent Complex. This is the first apartment at Arcosanti that will be completely fitted for a handicapped occupant. [Photo: Planning Department & text: sa] Alumnus Angus Gluck returned and has installed insulation and drywall. Here he is in the process of mudding the walls. This apartment faces north and has a great view over the camp and the east valley. [Photo: Darina Trendafilova & text: sa] Workshop participants Giorgio Bologna and Hortense Sestito work with Angus to learn different stages of the interior finishing processes. This report will continue as work progresses. [Photo & text: sa]last_img read more