Top Stories I think it’s still a mistake, especially if no No. 1 pick comes in return for Kolb. The Eagles may well get a Matt Schaub-like pair of second-round picks for Kolb, if Andy Reid chooses to pull the trigger. To be fair, the comments did come in a section of his Monday Morning Quarterback column entitled ‘Ten Things I think I think’, but overall his assessment of where Kolb will wind up isn’t exactly convincing. We wouldn’t be surprised if plenty of things happened in this world, that doesn’t mean they’ll actually occur.With each passing Kolb rumor the information seems to get more and more shaky. At some point in the near future we’re going to hear that he may or may not be on his way to Arizona because the Cardinals may or may not have interest in him but it will only happen if the Philadelphia Eagles like the compensation being offered and no other team offers a better deal.Like we said, this entire thing is starting to sound a lot like something girls in high school would talk about. But even that is probably easier to follow. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Comments Share D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation The Arizona Cardinals quarterback rumors are becoming a lot like a high school girl’s emotions. Erratic, contradicting and frustrating.On Monday Sports Illustrated’s Peter King added more fuel to the fire by suggesting that Kevin Kolb is on his way to the desert.I think it’s looking more and more like Kevin Kolb to the Cardinals whenever football returns, as SI’s Jim Trotter set the table for last week in the magazine. Certainly not a done deal, but no one will be surprised if it happens.King also gave his opinion on what a reasonable price would be for the 27-year-old quarterback. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away
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Schefter believes Manning’s decision will come “soonerrather than later,” but that when he picks a team thecontract negotiations will be fairly painless.“All he has to do is say ‘I want to go play here’ and thenthe team is going to say ‘great, we’re going to work thisout,’” he said. “It’s not going to be an issue to get thecontract worked out.”In fact, money won’t be the issue, wherever he ends up.“I think whether he goes to Denver, Tennessee, Arizona,Miami — the money’s going to be almost identicalanywhere,” Schefter added.Of course, Manning has yet to decide on where he wants togo, though it’s fair to speculate he probably has a prettygood idea of where each team ranks on his short list.And, if Schefter is correct, this saga could be coming toan end very soon. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke 0 Comments Share D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories Peyton Manning is going to get paid. Very well.The top free agent on the market, Manning has narrowed hislist down to four teams, according to ESPN NFL insiderAdam Schefter, as the Cardinals, Broncos, Titans andDolphins are still in the mix for the QB’s services.“I don’t see other meetings at this point, I don’t seeanother team jumping in at this point,” Schefter told Mikeand Mike on Arizona Sports 620. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away
Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Comments Share At this point, it’s unreasonable to expect the Arizona Cardinals to draft a quarterback in the first round.However, that does not mean they won’t look to add one with one of their other six picks.With that in mind, it makes sense that the Cardinals are planning on visiting with Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib, as ProFootballTalk.com reported Monday morning. He’ll dine with a group that includes coach Bruce Arians, G.M. Steve Keim, and director of player personnel Jason Licht. Nassib, who threw for 3,749 yards and 26 touchdowns last season, has already worked out for the Jaguars, Browns and Bills. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories The Green Bay Packers overcame a slow start in the first quarter to defeat the NFC East-champion Washington Redskins 35-18 and now head to Glendale to face the Cardinals.Arizona defeated the Packers 38-8 back in Week 16 — a game in which the Cardinals’ defense limited the Packers to just 178 yards in total offense while sacking quarterback Aaron Rodgers eight times.Meanwhile, it was business as usual for Carson Palmer and company as the Cardinals racked up 381 yards in total offense while Palmer threw for 265 yards and two touchdowns, completing 18-of-27 passes against the Packers.Against the Redskins on Sunday, Rodgers threw for 210 yards and two touchdowns while running backs Eddie Lacy and James Starks each added rushing touchdowns.“I talked a lot this week about being able to turn it on, and a lot of (the media) probably thought it was lip service,” Rodgers said following the game. “But we just needed a game like this to get our mojo back and get our confidence going.“I said this week that it just takes one. Just takes one performance to get us going back in the right direction and believing we can make a run.”The Cardinals will try to stop Green Bay’s run. The NFC Divisional Round matchup kicks off at 6:15 p.m. Saturday evening. The game can be heard on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo For a brief moment on Sunday, it appeared that the Arizona Cardinals would be facing the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Divisional round.All the Vikings needed was for kicker Blair Walsh to hit a 27-yard field goal with 22 seconds remaining and Minnesota would’ve escaped the frigid below-zero temperatures of Minneapolis and head to a warmer place for their next playoff game.Instead, Walsh’s chip shot hooked left, ending the Vikings’ season. A few hours later, the Cardinals found out who they’d be hosting at University of Phoenix Stadium. Green Bay Packers tight end Richard Rodgers (82) celebrates with quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) after wide receiver Davante Adams caught a touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally) Comments Share
.@AZCardinals sign first-round pick QB @josh3rosen to 4-year deal with team option for fifth year — before rookie minicamp starts. pic.twitter.com/0XZafjtVFa— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) May 11, 2018The former UCLA quarterback was selected at No. 10 overall in the 2018 NFL Draft after the Cardinals traded up from No. 15. Rookie minicamp hasn’t started yet, but @josh3rosen has officially signed his deal! pic.twitter.com/yP1Z0UbOGP— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) May 11, 2018Rosen started as a true freshman in 2015, throwing for 3,670 yards, 23 touchdowns and 11 interceptions while completing 60 percent of his passes. He was named Pac-12 Freshman Offensive Player of the Year and a Freshman All-American.Related LinksKnocks on QB Josh Rosen bothered his UCLA coach, Jim MoraNFL evaluator on Cardinals draft pick Josh Rosen: ‘Nobody likes him’After leading UCLA, QB Josh Rosen looks to lead the CardinalsPissed, motivated and determined: The best quotes from Josh RosenHe would only play in six games in 2016, missing the rest of the season due to a right shoulder injury. Rosen had surgery done on the shoulder to repair soft-tissue damage.In 2017, Rosen suffered a concussion in the eighth game of the year against Washington. He missed one game and would start the rest, including the season finale when he had his second concussion against Cal and was ruled out the rest of the game. Still dealing with concussion symptoms, Rosen elected to sit out of the team’s bowl game after declaring for the NFL Draft. Arizona Cardinals first-round NFL football draft pick Josh Rosen pauses as he listens to a question during a news conference Friday, April 27, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Rosen joins Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon as the three quarterbacks on the Cardinals roster. The Arizona Cardinals officially signed first-round pick Josh Rosen on Thursday to a four-year contract with a team option in the fifth year. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 9 Comments Share Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Rosen was the fourth quarterback selected in the draft after Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield (first overall to Cleveland), USC’s Sam Darnold (third to the New York Jets) and Wyoming’s Josh Allen (seventh to Buffalo). Rosen was the first one to sign a deal. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
NFL draft day has finally arrived pic.twitter.com/QlGX5VpMWf— Dan Bickley (@danbickley) April 25, 2019As expected, they ran into quite a few Cardinals fans. (Dan Bickley/Arizona Sports) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories One of those guests Dan Bickley ran into was there thanks to 98.7 FM.Related LinksReport: Keim told Quinnen Williams he might be drafted by CardinalsCardinals commentator Dave Pasch compares Kyler Murray to Steph CurryESPN: Cards have ‘no issues’ keeping Josh Rosen after drafting Kyler MurrayArizona Sports NFL Mock Draft Tracker: Who’s next for the Cards at No. 1?The consensus says Kyler Murray, so why do I still have trepidation?The Cards on the Clock — Ultimate Draft Flyaway Experience offered roundtrip airfare for two, a three-night hotel stay, spending money and some draft hats for a lucky fan.To qualify, listeners had to text in and listen to 98.7 FM over the course of three different times to listen for their name.The winner stopped by, rocking the strong jersey duo of Kurt Warner and Larry Fitzgerald. And here’s the @AZSports contest winner 🤘 pic.twitter.com/tNjF4FZ5Mm— Dan Bickley (@danbickley) April 25, 2019NFL Draft coverage on 98.7 FM will take you all the way through the first round, offering live analysis of the picks, breaking news and more. Listen live on 98.7 FM, our app or online. With the Arizona Cardinals picking No. 1 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft, 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Bickley & Marotta made the trek east to be on site for the big event.For draft day, the show was broadcasting from radio row. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals2019 Draft BoardRoundPick #PlayerPos.11Kyler MurrayQB21Byron MurphyCB230Andy IsabellaWR31Zach AllenDE41Hakeem ButlerWR51Deionte ThompsonS61KeeSean JohnsonWR66Lamont GaillardC734*Joshua MilesT735*Michael DogbeDE740*Caleb WilsonTE* = Compensatory Selection© STATS – 2019 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments Share – / 9 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
Go back to the e-newsletter >Book the Victoria Palace Hotel in Paris for four nights or more and receive 15% commission. In addition, your clients will receive reduced rates. Promotional rates start at €263.00 per night in a Superior Room and €280.00 per night in a Deluxe Room. These rates include tax, Wi-Fi and breakfast.Other exclusive extras include:Ask for the ‘Foodies Discovery Trail’ for a chance to experience and taste the wonderful local produce.TAPER welcome: advise us of your booking and we will place a personal welcome note from YOU and a small dish of chocolates in your client’s room on arrival.All children aged four-12 staying at least two nights will receive a special gift: a ‘Cornet Surprise’ full of sweets and small toys and a welcome picture book introducing them to the French language signed by the hotel owner.Rollaway beds confirmed at time of booking. Cots are complimentary for children up to two years old. An extra bed for a third person from three years to adult is 51 Euros per night.Interconnecting rooms can be confirmed and guaranteed at time of booking.*Rates are inclusive of daily buffet breakfast and government taxes (excluding city tax of 3.30 EUR per person, per day). Please note the four night promotion is not valid for stays during high season including 9 May – 13 July and 5 Sept – 28 October 2016. Blackout dates apply.Go back to the e-newsletter >
Go back to the e-newsletter >Coral Expeditions is offering agents an additional AU$200 cash per client booked on the Spice Islands Expedition during the 2016 season.This 12-night voyage embarks on the 72-passenger Coral Discoverer in Darwin.A highlight is an in-depth exploration of the famous Raja Ampat islands. Home for over 75% of the world’s total coral and fish species, Raja Ampat’s pristine and brightly coloured reef systems offer perhaps the very best snorkelling and diving in the world today.At Cenderawasih (“Bird of Paradise”) Bay National Park, guests and crew will embark on a search for the largest-known extant fish species, the beautiful Whale Shark. The region is one of the few places in the world where it is possible to swim freely with these animals.The itinerary retraces the footsteps of the great European explorers in their quest for valuable spices. The world’s entire supply of nutmeg and mace was grown in the Spice Islands between the 12th and 15th centuries. Clients can visit villages that are only slowly emerging into the 21st century; in Pulau Gam’s traditional Sawingrai village, guests will join a local guide on a walk through the rainforest in search of the Red Bird of Paradise.Purpose built in 2005 for cruising the South Pacific and the tropics, guests aboard Coral Discoverer accommodates just 72 guests in 36 staterooms. Her shallow draught allows access to even the most isolated and remote locations of the South Pacific, beyond the reach of most cruise ships.This 12-night cruise includes:Daily shore excursions on expedition vessel XplorerCaptain’s welcome and farewell drinksAll meals (B,L,D), afternoon and morning teasUse of snorkelling equipmentIntroductory SCUBA skills session (first time divers)Port taxes and chargesBarista-style coffee, tea and selected soft drinksThis offer is valid for the following departures:18-30 March 2016: Darwin to Biak30 March-11 April 2016: Biak to DarwinValid for new bookings made until 31 December 2015. Payment to agents made 30 days post cruise departure.Go back to the e-newsletter >
Go back to the e-newsletterEmirates’ latest generation Boeing 777 Business Class seat, on display at this year’s Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, has been a hit with visitors. Click the link below to see how the new Boeing 777 Business Class seat takes comfort to a new level.The design and shape of Emirates’ new Business Class seat was inspired by the interior of a modern sports car, with prominent diamond stitch patterns embossed in light grey leather. The seat includes an ergonomically designed headrest, a new seat pitch of 72 inches which can be moved to a fully flat sleeping position, a mini-bar, and one of the industry’s largest personal TV screens at 23 inches with the ability to stream personal mobile content, amongst other industry-leading features.The new seat will make its debut on Emirates’ new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft delivered starting November 2016.Go back to the e-newsletter
Go back to the e-newsletterSeabourn is launching new pre-cruise experiences taking guests to the South Pole on select Antarctica and Patagonia itineraries during the 2016-17 season.Guests bound for the Great White Continent aboard Seabourn Quest can extend their adventure with two new travel packages that feature UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Polar Quest, Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and Iguazu Falls.“Seabourn has made its reputation for offering guests astonishing experiences in places that are beyond the ordinary, and there are few travel opportunities less-expected or out-of- the-ordinary than a visit to the South Pole. These experiences will be the icing on the cake for guests bound for Antarctica aboard Seabourn Quest over the season ahead,” Seabourn Senior Manager Expedition Planning and Operations Robin West said.Both of the pre-cruise packages include a trans-Antarctic flight and landing at the South Pole as well as stays at Union Glacier Camp in the southern Ellsworth Mountains, one of a few private seasonally occupied camps in Antarctica. Operated by renowned land-based tour operator Antarctic Logistics and Expeditions (ALE), the full-service camp offers spacious, double-occupancy sleeping tents, freshly prepared gourmet cuisine, and a spectacular setting for activities from scenic excursions to technical climbs and ski tours.The new Antarctica and Patagonia pre-cruise experiences also include:Polar Quest and Patagonia (15 days) – This overland journey takes guests on an exploration of breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site Torres del Paine National Park that encompasses 180,000 hectares of forests, rivers and lakes in southernmost Chile. Included excursions provide daily opportunities to explore vivid blue ice pools, raw glacial moraines and abundant wildlife from guanacos to Andean condors. Packages start from $66,000 per person based on double occupancy and depart on 4 December 2016, followed by Seabourn Quest’s 19 December sailing to Antarctica.Polar Quest, Tierra del Fuego and Iguazu Falls (17 days) – Guests will join a select company of intrepid explorers at one of the world’s most remote and unspoiled destinations – the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site of Iguazu Falls National Park on the border of Brazil and Argentina. From Santiago in Chile to Buenos Aires in Argentina, guests will explore the falls and its surroundings from extensive walkways or take options such as inflatable boats or helicopter tours. Packages start from $70,000 per person based on double occupancy and depart on 26 December 2016, followed by Seabourn Quest’s 12 January 2017 sailing to Antarctica.Go back to the e-newsletter
Helen Wong’s Tours is celebrating China – Australia Tourism Year 2017 by offering a special nine-day China tour which will coincide with the tourism year’s major celebrations in ancient Xian – at a discounted price.The leading China specialist, which this year is also celebrating its 30th anniversary in Australia, has slashed $500 off the original price, offering this exclusive tour from $1999 per person twin share.Limited seats are available.Departing Australia on Saturday 9 September, the tour group will visit Beijing before reaching Xian, home of the Terracotta Army, to be special guests at a ceremony marking China – Australia Tourism Year 2017.This colourful event will take place within Xian’s 14th-century Old City Walls.The morning after the official ceremony, the group will travel to scenic Hangzhou, where they will enjoy a cruise on West Lake, before returning to Australia on Sunday 17 September.The one-off guided tour includes return China Eastern airfares as well as domestic China airfares, seven nights’ accommodation with daily breakfast, most lunches, evening cultural show and one dinner, transfers, sightseeing, entrance fees to attractions, tipping for guide and driver and a Helen Wong’s Tours travel kit and backpack.
Pictures by Nick Morrish/British Airways The first tranche of British Airways’ £400 million investment in Club World, its long-haul business cabin, is set to arrive on 1 September as a new restaurant-style dining experience launches on flights between Heathrow and New York JFK.Travellers will be able to select their choice of freshly prepared starters and desserts from new display trolleys, which will be served by the crew on to new table settings.The menu features:StartersLoch Fyne smoked salmon tartare with wasabi crème fraîcheBurrata and tomato carpaccio with olive oil and balsamic dressingCreamy butternut squash soup with chive and sour creamFresh seasonal salad, grilled vegetables and a choice of French dressing or olive oil and balsamic dressingEntreesBest of Heritage beef homemade gnocchi in Café de Paris sauce and pan-fried green asparagusLine-caught grilled Cornish Dover sole with Mediterranean lentils, celeriac mousseline and lemon butterHomemade artichoke ravioli ParmesanDessertDO & CO‘s double chocolate medleyLemon tartViennese-style apple strudel with vanilla sauceFresh strawberriesCheese board with Somerset brie, Keen’s cheddar, Cropwell Bishop stilton, walnuts, grapes and fig chutneyThe carefully curated wine selection will feature white wines and Champagnes presented on top of the trolleys in large, silver wine coolers, while regiments of red wine bottles stand alongside them. The wine menu includes a Bourgogne Chardonnay 2016, Patriarche Père et Fils from Burgundy, a Tiki Sauvignon Blanc 2016 from Marlborough, a Las Olas Malbec/Bonarda Reserve 2014 from the Famatina Valley in Argentina and a Reata Three County Pinot Noir 2013 from California. The champagne options are Champagne Henriot Brut Souverain NV, Champagne de Castelnau Brut Réserve NV and Champagne de Castelnau Brut Rosé NV.Colin Talbot, British Airways’ head of catering, said: “We’ve really focused on attention to detail with the new Club World menu, with the aim of delivering a real restaurant experience in the sky. We’ve considered everything from flavours and textures, to look and feel, all of which have to work at altitude. The dishes are designed to pop with taste and the table settings are both elegant and practical, with thought-through details such as stemless wine glasses.“We’ve extensively tested the new menu on numerous flights, refining elements after every trial, so we believe the final product our customers will receive on flights to New York from September will prove incredibly popular.”From autumn, the second phase of the investment will begin, when British Airways’ partnership with The White Company will deliver customers a great night’s sleep in the sky. The iconic British retailer will supply bedding including an elegant day cushion, a bespoke, luxuriously soft large pillow, a super-soft woven blanket with satin trim and a specially developed luxury duvet to improve their quality of sleep, as well as a padded mattress cover giving an extra layer of comfort.The White Company will also supply amenity kits in an elegantly designed bag, containing the retailer’s ‘Restore & Relax Spa Collection’, as well as a soft jersey eye-mask.The revamped Club World catering and sleep experience will be rolled out across the airline’s long-haul network throughout 2018.In addition to the £400 million being spent on Club World, at Heathrow a First Wing check-in area with direct security and lounge access has launched, and lounges around the airline’s network are to be refreshed and improved. The Club Europe cabin has also been introduced on UK domestic services and all customers can look forward to the latest generation Wi-Fi across British Airways’ long-haul and short-haul fleets over the next two years.
Go back to the enewsletterSwitzerland Tourism has unveiled a campaign centred around the European country’s culinary offering, called Taste My Swiss City. Curated and compiled by local foodies, the self-guided culinary tours are offered in 11 Swiss cities and include up to 7 hand-picked restaurants, bars, bistros and cafes, linked by leisurely walks.The strategy behind the Taste My Swiss City campaign is simple, says Switzerland Tourism’s Director for Australia and New Zealand, Mark Wettstein.“We created special city experiences for visitors from a surprising perspective to help them “temporarily” become a part of Switzerland for a brief moment. The guests will discover the city through the eyes of a local. The quality of life, the Swiss lifestyle and the density of experiences in our boutique towns are the main focal points,” Wettstein told LATTE this week.The program will also help visitors gain a better understanding of the local ways of life, culture and the ongoing evolution of the cities.Switzerland Tourism enlisted a diverse mix of foodies coming from different walks of life and professions, including perfumery, watchmaking and photography. Their common attribute is a passion for food. And it’s “much more” than just a dine-around program, insists Wettstein.“The unusual menu comprises four to seven stops and the walking tour is not only a chance to explore the city away from the mainstream spots, but also to see a different side of the city’s food scene. The rather different view of the culinary landscape is thanks to the insiders, who will guide you through the city, virtually. Whether trendy, cultural or elegant, guests can choose a culinary expert to suit their tastes and be amazed by their great tips! It’d be quite unlikely for a visitor to discover that tucked-away pub, little bar or rooftop garden without the help of a local,” Wettstein explained.“With the selection of restaurants, the aim is to have the visitors experience something special at every single stop. For this reason, guests will not simply be served up something from the menu, but instead, a special little delicacy created just for this tour.“The dish will be big enough to satisfy, but not so much that you feel too full to enjoy the next stage of the tour, where the next restaurant and next course of this special urban surprise menu awaits. So with guests being served a tasting snack or drink at each stop, at the end of the tour, they will have consumed roughly the size of a tasting menu while discovering some unusual places around the city.”Taste My Swiss City tours are available in Basel, Bellinzona, Bern, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Lausanne, Locarno/Ascona, Lugano, Lucerne, Neuchâtel, Vevey/Montreux and Winterthur. To participate in one of the culinary tours, visitors need to book online and receive a ticket. Upon presentation of the ticket at the participating eateries on the chosen tour, they will be served a specialty dish or drink.Travel agents can earn commission on Taste My Swiss City packages when booking through Excite Holidays.See www.MySwitzerland.com/tastemyswisscity.To find out more about the foodies and their background stories, go to https://www.myswitzerland.com/en-au/taste-my-swiss-city-persona-interviews.htmlGo back to the enewsletter