Elon Musk Visits Largest and Oldest Homeless Shelter in Los Angeles

first_imgFrom running from bullies to running the world, Elon Musk has always stayed one step ahead. And the man whose curriculum vitae reads like the greatest hits of the 21st century is no stranger to following his passions, whether they take him into outer space on a SpaceX rocket or across the country in one of his Tesla sedans.Elon Musk Visits Mondays at the MissionCredit/Copyright: Jeremy LoudenbackThis week at a very special edition of Mondays at the Mission, a career and life skills program for homeless teenagers at Union Rescue Mission created and led by Christopher Kai, Musk shared some of his far-flung experiences with the wide-eyed class.Despite his accomplishments, the impresario provided a humble persona, offering insight from his days growing up in South Africa to trying to find a place in the tech world as an aspiring programmer. He urged aspirational entrepreneurs in the audience to reach out to people they admired and put themselves in a position to succeed.“Find your way to those people who inspire you,” Musk said. “If you can, go to where those people will be and meet them.” After exhorting the students to follow their dreams, he answered questions from the group, fielding queries about the possibility of intelligent life in the universe to how he deals with his fears.Written by Jeremy Loudenbacklast_img read more

Imprisoned Iranian reporter wins UN prize for press freedom

7 April 2011An Iranian journalist who has been in jail since his country’s disputed presidential elections in mid-2009 and has campaigned for greater civil rights has won a prestigious United Nations prize dedicated to promoting press freedom. An Iranian journalist who has been in jail since his country’s disputed presidential elections in mid-2009 and has campaigned for greater civil rights has won a prestigious United Nations prize dedicated to promoting press freedom.An independent jury of 12 media professionals from around the globe chose Ahmad Zeidabadi as the laureate of this year’s Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reported today.Announcing the decision, jury president Diana Senghor said that the choice of Mr. Zeidabadi “pays a tribute to his exceptional courage, resistance and commitment to freedom of expression, democracy, human rights, tolerance, and humanity. Beyond him, also the prize will award the numerous Iranian journalists who are currently jailed.”Irina Bokova, the Director-General, called on Iranian authorities to release Mr. Zeidabadi, who is currently serving a sentence of six years in jail, to be followed by five years of internal exile and a life ban from working as a journalist. He had been charged with plotting to overthrow the Government with a “soft revolution.”“Throughout his career Ahmad Zeidabadi has courageously and unceasingly spoken out for press freedom and freedom of expression, which is a fundamental human right that underpins all other civil liberties, a key ingredient of tolerant and open societies and vital for the rule of law and democratic governance,” Ms. Bokova said.At least 26 other journalists remain in prison following a wave of arrests in the aftermath of Iran’s disputed presidential election in June 2009, UNESCO said.Mr. Zeidabadi is a former editor-in-chief of Azad newspaper and a contributor to Hamshahari, the BBC’s Persian-language service and the Persian/English news website Rooz. He is also a professor of political science. Since 2000 he has been frequently jailed because of his work.The UNESCO Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize was created by the UN agency in 1997 to honour the work of an individual or organization defending or promoting freedom of expression, especially if this action puts the individual’s life at risk. Laureates receive a $25,000 prize.Mr. Cano was a Colombian newspaper editor who was murdered in front of his offices in December 1986 by hitmen linked to the country’s drug cartels. read more

Kotahena shooting claims a second victim

The Kotahena shooting incident claimed the life of a second person this morning, a 36 year old resident of Grandpass.According to the police, the victim, identified as B.N. Sampath, had succumbed to his injuries in hospital this morning. He was receiving treatment at the Colombo National hospital and was in serious condition.

Weekly US unemployment benefit applications fall to 346K a sign of steady

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Weekly US unemployment benefit applications fall to 346K, a sign of steady job gains by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Jun 27, 2013 8:34 am MDT WASHINGTON – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 346,000 last week, evidence that the job market is still improving modestly, despite signs of slower growth.The four-week average, a less volatile figure, declined 2,750 to 345,750, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s near the five-year low of 338,000 that the average touched last month.Applications are a proxy for layoffs. Since March, they have fluctuated between 340,000 and 360,000, a level consistent with steady hiring. Employers added 175,000 jobs in May, almost matching the average monthly gain for the past year. The unemployment rate was 7.6 per cent, down from 8.2 per cent a year earlier.Steady job gains could help the economy expand later this year. Growth was only 1.8 per cent at an annual rate in the first quarter, the government said Wednesday, down from a previous estimate of 2.4 per cent.The main reason for the lower estimate was consumers spent less than previously thought.A separate report Thursday showed that consumer spending rose 0.3 per cent in May, after falling by the same amount in April. Incomes rose 0.5 per cent, the most in three months, the Commerce Department said.Still, the report revised spending lower in several months earlier this year, causing some economists to lower their forecasts for the April-June quarter.Nearly 4.6 million people received unemployment benefits in the week ended June 8, the latest data available. That’s about 23,000 more than in the previous week.Slower growth could mean the Federal Reserve may delay its plans to slow its monthly bond purchases, economists said. Those purchases are intended to keep long-term interest rates low.Chairman Ben Bernanke rattled financial markets last week when he said the Fed would slow its purchases if the economy continued to strengthen. But the Fed may not be able to follow through until growth accelerates from the first quarter’s pace. Some economists think that may not happen until the final three months of the year.Some economic reports this week have been encouraging. U.S. factories are fielding more orders. Higher home sales and prices are signalling a steady housing recovery.Spending at retail businesses rose in May, a sign that solid job growth has encouraged Americans to open their wallets. And the improving job market has lifted consumer confidence to its highest point in 5 1/2 years. read more

UN raises humanitarian appeal to 347 million to help growing number of

The revised Syria Humanitarian Response Plan focuses on the priority areas of health, food, livelihoods, infrastructure rehabilitation, community services, education and shelter, in Homs, Hama, Idlib, Damascus, rural Damascus, Deir Ezzor and Aleppo, as well as areas hosting large numbers of internally displaced people. It was launched at the Syria Humanitarian Forum in Geneva which brought together over 350 participants from Member States, regional organizations, international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and UN humanitarian agencies to mobilize the necessary resources to provide assistance to the hundreds of thousands of people uprooted by the conflict. “At the moment, the entire civilian population inside Syria is gripped by fear and despair,” John Ging, the Director of the Coordination and Response Division of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), told reporters after the Forum. “The basis for that fear is very real.” UN officials have been calling for enhanced international support to respond to the growing crisis, which has been escalating in recent weeks in many towns and villages, as well as the country’s two biggest cities, Damascus and Aleppo. More than 18,000 people, mostly civilians, have died since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began some 18 months ago. OCHA estimates that over 1.2 million people are internally displaced, more than half of whom are children forced from their homes. There are also more than 245,000 Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries, with more than 100,000 people registered as refugees in August alone. “This begins to give you a sense of the scale of the tragedy that is unfolding, and the fact that it’s escalating, rather than dissipating,” said Mr. Ging, who chaired the Forum. “It also presents for us on the humanitarian side an enormous challenge,” he added. “Humanitarian action is not a solution in conflict. The solution in conflict is political resolution that ends the conflict and takes the issues into a political process. “But while there is failure to find that process even to bring about a political resolution to this conflict and end to the violence, we in the humanitarian community have to step up and do more in evermore dangerous circumstances to help people who are suffering more.” read more

UPDATE Penton Media to File for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

first_img In financial restructurings, it’s common for an equity exchange to happen between company owners and their lenders. The spokesperson, however, said there will be no changes in the company’s ownership, which includes MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co. No layoffs are associated with the restructuring, she said. The Penton spokesperson, however, declined to say how much debt Penton carries and said she was not immediately sure what type of debt will be eliminated as part of the pre-packaged reorganization plan. In announcing the reorganization, Penton CEO Sharon Rowlands called the restructuring a “positive, strategic step” for Penton. “This restructuring will allow us to achieve a debt level that is more sustainable in the current economic environment. With a strengthened capital structure, we will be better positioned to fully leverage our operations, which have been and continue to be profitable.” In addition to the agreement, the company said a number of its existing shareholders have agreed to make “a significant” new investment in the company. When contacted by FOLIO:, a Penton spokesperson declined to say exactly how much of an investment will be made. Roland DeSilva, co-founder and managing partner of media investment bankers DeSilva + Phillips, called the Chapter 11 filing “unfortunate” but said the restructuring, overall, is a positive move for Penton. “Penton is going through an effective transition from a traditional b-to-b publisher to an information and digital media company,” he said. “This reorganization will be effective because Penton will now be able to manage the transition in the markets as opposed to managing the balance sheet and servicing the debt, which was the problem.” SEE ALSO: Printers, Banks Among Penton’s Largest Creditors Last fall, Penton hired global investment bankers Rothschild Inc. to assist with an evaluation of its current capital structure. MidOcean and Wasserstein acquired the company in 2006 for $194.2 million, plus assumption and payment of debt, putting the total value of the deal at $530 million. The company’s current debt has been estimated at close to $1 billion. Trade publisher Penton Media Tuesday announced that it has reached an agreement with its lenders on the terms of a restructuring through a pre-packaged Chapter 11 plan of reorganization. If approved, the plan is expected to eliminate $270 million in debt. Penton said it will operate with “business as usual” through the restructuring process. It said it expects to emerge from Chapter 11 within 30 to 45 days.last_img read more

New Houston Police Chief Says He Will Go After Celebratory Gunfire

first_imgListen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Photo: Kese Smith (HPD)HPD chief Art Acevedo works at his office in the department’s headquarters, located in downtown Houston.Firing guns into the air is one of the ways some Americans celebrate the new year and Texans are no exception, but the new Houston Police Department chief says he plans to go after this practice.Celebratory gunfire is in the news because Texas State Rep. Armando Martinez was hit in the head by a stray bullet on New Year’s Eve in Weslaco.Martinez survived, but he says he plans to propose legislation against this practice.That is despite the fact that discharging a firearm in a public place, other than a public road or a shooting range, is already illegal in the state.Recently appointed Houston police chief Art Acevedo patrolled the city on the last night of 2016.He didn’t see any incidents, but he is determined to go after anyone who engages in that kind of activity.“In the future, we are going to deploy officers, not just in black and whites, looking for these people that are engaging in what I consider to be deadly conduct. We are going to actually deploy people in cool cars, in cars that don’t look like police cars, so you don’t see us coming,” Acevedo said.Additionally, Acevedo said deployments could also take place on the Fourth of July and added, “we are going to evolve, our methods are going to evolve and we are going to start arresting some of these people.”On New Year’s Eve 2014, a Houston man was killed by celebratory gunfire. 00:00 /01:10 Share Xlast_img read more

Study implicates global warming as a factor in increasing economic losses due

first_img Geographer says, expect weather severity to increase Explore further Citation: Study implicates global warming as a factor in increasing economic losses due to hurricanes (2015, October 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-10-implicates-global-factor-economic-losses.html (Phys.org)—A trio of researchers affiliated with Universidad Nacional Autónoma in Mexico, and VU University in the Netherlands, has conducted a study on the source of an increase in property dollar amounts lost over the past several decades due to hurricanes and has concluded that it cannot be blamed on an increase in wealth or construction—instead, they suggest in their paper published in Nature Geoscience, that it is due to more storms, because of global warming. Stéphane Hallegatte with the Climate Change Policy Team at the World Bank, offers a News & Views piece in the same journal edition on the work done by the team, outlining the process that was used, and highlighting possible problems with the results. © 2015 Phys.org More information: Francisco Estrada et al. Economic losses from US hurricanes consistent with an influence from climate change, Nature Geoscience (2015). DOI: 10.1038/ngeo2560AbstractWarming of the climate system and its impacts on biophysical and human systems have been widely documented. The frequency and intensity of extreme weather events have also changed, but the observed increases in natural disaster losses are often thought to result solely from societal change, such as increases in exposure and vulnerability. Here we analyse the economic losses from tropical cyclones in the United States, using a regression-based approach instead of a standard normalization procedure to changes in exposure and vulnerability, to minimize the chance of introducing a spurious trend. Unlike previous studies, we use statistical models to estimate the contributions of socioeconomic factors to the observed trend in losses and we account for non-normal and nonlinear characteristics of loss data. We identify an upward trend in economic losses between 1900 and 2005 that cannot be explained by commonly used socioeconomic variables. Based on records of geophysical data, we identify an upward trend in both the number and intensity of hurricanes in the North Atlantic basin as well as in the number of loss-generating tropical cyclone records in the United States that is consistent with the smoothed global average rise in surface air temperature. We estimate that, in 2005, US$2 to US$14 billion of the recorded annual losses could be attributable to climate change, 2 to 12% of that year’s normalized losses. We suggest that damages from tropical cyclones cannot be dismissed when evaluating the current and future costs of climate change and the expected benefits of mitigation and adaptation strategies.center_img Monetary losses that come about due to natural disasters are on the rise, particularly from storms such as hurricanes—that much is clear. What is not clear is whether this trend can be blamed on changes in the weather or people building more expensive stuff in the path of such storms. Some recent studies have found that it is mostly the latter, but that, the researchers with this new effort argue, is because the approach used to reach such conclusions was flawed.The traditional way of normalizing damage from hurricanes, Hallegatte explains, involves an approach where it is assumed that an increase in damage would come about evenly with an increase in wealth—i.e. doubling wealth in an area would double the damage costs that occurred in it. But that thinking is flawed, the researchers contend, because it does not take into consideration the fact that as an area grows more wealthy, some of that money is used to prevent storm damage. They conducted their own study using a method that took such changes into account and their results showed that the economic loss increases due to hurricanes over the period 1900 to 2005 could not be solely attributed to an increase in wealth—they suggest that the other increase was due to an increased number of storms and stronger intensity (due to global warming) and further suggest that between 2 and 12 percent of losses due to such storms in the year 2005 alone (the year Katrina struck New Orleans), could be attributed to global warming.Hallegatte agrees with the approach used by the researchers but points out that the change used to normalize the data is not proven, nor is the assumption that an increase in the number of storms, or their intensity can be blamed on global warming. Hurricane Isabel (2003) as seen from orbit during Expedition 7 of the International Space Station. Credit: NASA Journal information: Nature Geoscience This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Heres your first look at the new Club Med Québec Charlevoix

first_imgHere’s your first look at the new Club Med Québec Charlevoix Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Share Travelweek Group Posted bycenter_img Tags: Club Med PETITE-RIVIERE-SAINT-FRANCOIS — Club Med has unveiled the first renderings of its first resort in Canada, Club Med Québec Charlevoix resort, coming in 2020.The renderings, pus new project details, were announced at a recent open house organized by Club Med and Group Le Massif, joint partners on the new development to be located in the community of Petite-Rivière-Saint-François.“Club Med is pleased to meet with its stakeholders to seamlessly establish itself in the community and support economic development in the magnificent Charlevoix region,” said Carolyne Doyon, Senior Vice President for Canada & Mexico at Club Med. “We are thrilled to see several local entrepreneurs and professionals show interest in collaborating with us to offer our future visitors an authentic Charlevoix experience over all four seasons. Beyond discovering the mountain, they will get a glimpse of the region and its activities, delicacies and people.”Both companies are working together with local stakeholders to offer clients a variety of experiences in Charlevoix. Inspired by the region’s beauty, the resort’s design is reflective of the surrounding landscapes, colours and climate. Quebec design firm Lemay Michaud brought fall and winter scenes to life through stone and wood carvings within the resort’s structure.More news:  Sunwing offers ultimate package deal ahead of YXU flights to SNU, PUJAdditionally, Club Med is pursuing two recognized sustainability certifications for the $120 million resort, which will be a 4 Trident ski property and the company’s very first Canadian venture. With the certifications, the company hopes to debut the first hotel structure in North America to comply with strict BREEAM environmental standards.Said David Meyer, Project Director, North America, Club Med: “Maintaining the Massif and the region’s distinctive character is an important cornerstone of our development plans. We’re true to our values of social responsibility and sustainable touristic development and we know the Club Med Québec Charlevoix project is in line with these values.”For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/ClubMedQuebecCharlevoix/. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Bloodshed in El Salvador reaching levels of 1980s civil war

first_imgThere’s no evidence the rumors are true. The gangs, sophisticated criminal organizations, even issued a statement to deny the hair-color decree.But with violence in El Salvador reaching levels rivaling those of the civil war that ended more than two decades ago, few are willing to take risks.El Salvador has just experienced one of its most violent months since the end of the civil war in 1992, with 635 homicides reported in May for the country of just over 6 million people. June is on track to break that mark, with the latest bloodshed coming Sunday when suspected gang members killed two soldiers guarding a bus terminal in the capital.Fear is pervasive across San Salvador. As daylight fades, stores close early and streets empty. At night, roadblocks go up to thwart possible grenade attacks on police stations, where officers sleep rather than risk being attacked while riding buses home.Taxi drivers memorize signals to give gang lookouts who guard neighborhoods, flashing codes with their high beams and rolling down their windows to make themselves visible.Castellanos counts the number of women who’ve come to her salon recently seeking to color their hair dark: One, two, three, four … The police say they are ready for battle.“Things have to get worse before they get better,” said a police official, who agreed to comment only if not quoted by name for fear of reprisals. “When I see one (gang member) on the street, I’m going to shoot him before he shoots me.”Police say the crackdown on gang strongholds in the cities has caused members to flee to surrounding rural areas, bringing violence with them.On a warm, muggy May night in Olocuitla, a town about 20 miles (30 kilometers) south of San Salvador, the bodies of two teens were found in a steep gully after a shootout with police near an old cattle stable, which gang members had turned into a shooting range. One of the dead was the leader of the cell, a 16-year-old who had a grenade in his hand.Such evidence of crime’s spread has rural residents taking new precautions.Carlos Treminio, a street vendor who lives on the north edge of the capital, now accompanies his teenage son and daughter on their walk to school rather than leave them vulnerable to gang recruiters.“These jerks lurk around the schools and offer everything to join the gang. If you refuse, they kill you,” Treminio said. “I will do everything to protect my children.” New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Word on the street is that only the girlfriends of gang members are allowed to be redheads or blondes. So in this violent place, women are scurrying to salons to give up their blond hair and highlights, to dye it all black — not out of fashion sense, but out of fear.“They also say you can’t wear yellow or red clothing,” said Claudia Castellanos, a beautician at an upscale salon. “Can you believe it? They’ve already attacked a woman on a bus for wearing yellow.” Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Comments   Share   Howard Cotto, assistant national police chief and a former guerrilla commander, said the gangs will not find the sort of rural support enjoyed by rebels in the 1980s because they have no ideology.“They are much more vulnerable,” he said.But, he believes, nothing will change unless the country addresses problems of poverty and a lack of opportunity for young people. The government has arrested 12,000 gang members in the last year with little to show for it, he said.“We can go in and arrest 50 gang members and 50 more will take their places,” Cotto said. “With just arrests, we won’t accomplish anything.”Mijango, who helped negotiate the last truce, sees negotiation as the path to avoid the sort of bloodshed the country saw when his Farabundo Marti National Liberation was fighting conservative governments in the 1980s.Now the former rebel movement is the governing party and it is the gangs who control territories where 90 percent of El Salvador’s people live, noted Miguel Fortin Magana, the chief forensics officer for the country’s Supreme Court.“This is like a virus that has spread throughout the country,” he said. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top Stories This June 12, 2015 photo shows hair styling doll heads on a counter at a hair salon in downtown San Salvador, El Salvador. Salvadoran women are giving up their blonde hair and highlights and dying it all black out of fear. The word on the street is that only the girlfriends of gang members are allowed to be redheads or blondes. Women who defy the order could be attacked. There’s no evidence the rumors are true. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo) “You don’t wait for clarifications,” said Maria Jose Estrada, a former blonde who lives on the outskirts of San Salvador. “These people are crazy and they will kill you.”Police officials and others blame the worsening insecurity on the breakdown of a truce made between the gangs and the government in 2013. While the homicide rate plunged, critics say the truce gave the gangs time to strengthen, train and acquire heavier arms than they had in the past.Jailed gang leaders were moved from maximum-security prisons to more lax facilities where they were able to run their criminal operations remotely.But in January, the 6-month-old government of President Salvador Sanchez Ceren publicly rejected any truce and launched an aggressive crackdown, putting gang leaders back in maximum-security cells. The change has meant the streets now are controlled by younger, better-armed criminals who are willing to be reckless.“You take away the mature leadership, and you get a structure that is made up of younger, fanatical people who want to make a name for themselves,” said Raul Mijango, a former guerrilla and a facilitator of the truce. “They want war.” Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Patients with chronic pain give advice Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Award Winning luxury on the edge of Africas own Amazon –Nyungwe For

first_imgNyungwe Forest Lodge takes ‘Best International New Small Hotel – Construction & Design’ award and receives 5 Star grading all in one year…1 October 2012 – On 9 September 2012 Lodge owner, Dubai World Africa together with associates, representatives of government, tour operators and valued guests came together to celebrate Nyungwe Forest Lodge’s most notable achievements since opening its doors for business in March 2010. The property recently received 5 star grading, making Nyungwe Forest Lodge the only 5 star lodge in Rwanda and the celebrations have continued with the announcement that Nyungwe Forest Lodge received the prestigious “Best International New Small Hotel – Construction & Design” award for 2011 – 2012 at the highly respected International Hotels Awards event, held on the 18th January 2012 at The Savoy Hotel in London, beating other regional and continental winners and entries from 73 countries. At the ceremony held to unveil the award plaques, Nick Webb, Managing Director of Dubai World Africa recalled “when I first visited the site, I was overwhelmed by its beauty and tranquility but also by the obligation to develop the site with extreme care, ensuring that the lodge would in fact complement the magnificent forest which gave rise to this once in a life-time opportunity.Webb also noted the extreme logistical challenges involved during the construction of the lodge “there were no services or infrastructure to speak of on the site and all materials, furniture and equipment had to be transported over great distances to this remote and spectacular project location.He also reminded the gathering that the lodge was built through a period of recession and its completion was at times at risk. “For all these reasons and more, the lodge is a great achievement and a tribute to the creativity, sacrifices, dedication and perseverance of many.”Nyungwe Forest Lodge is set in Rwanda’s mountainous southwest Gisakura region and lies in a tea plantation on the edge of the Nyungwe closed-canopy rain forest. South African Airways flies direct to Kigali from Johannesburg every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday and Air Rwanda operates direct flights every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. From Kigali airport it approximately a 250 km drive or a 30 minute scheduled flight from Kigali to Kamembe airport. Lodge facilities include an outdoor heated infinity swimming pool with uninterrupted views over the forest, a boma area, an indoor restaurant flowing out onto an undercover terrace overlooking the tea plantation, a private dining / conference room, a tea lounge where guests can enjoy daily tea Ceremonies, bar area, a spa with two treatment rooms, a fitness centre and a helicopter landing pad.  All 20 luxurious rooms and the 2 spacious two bedroom suites offer private decks affording views of the vast forest terrain which is home to innumerable tree species, flowering plants and over 13 primate species including chimpanzees and colobus monkeys.  Other room amenities include; air-conditioning, en suite bathrooms, flat screen TV with satellite, wireless internet access, mini bar. Source = Nyungwe Forest Lodgelast_img read more

Queenstown ski areas recognised amongst worlds best

first_imgThe Remarkables has international appealQueenstown’s Coronet Peak and The Remarkables ski areas have joined The Mountain Collective, a grouping of 12 of the best ski resorts in the world.The resorts in the Mountain Collective are iconic international ski and snowboard destinations, all committed to the highest standards of guest service and providing top quality ski and snowboard terrain.The Collective includes the most well-known resorts in the world — Aspen/Snowmass, Whistler Blackcomb, AltaSnowbird, Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine, Jackson Hole, Mammoth Resorts, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, Stowe, Sun Valley, Taos, and Thredbo.Membership of the Mountain Collective entitles NZSki 3 Peak (combined Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Mt Hutt) 2016 season pass holders to half-price skiing or snowboarding at each of the other member resorts.While the benefits are obvious for Kiwi snow lovers they work both ways – encouraging skiers who already know and love those overseas mountains to travel to New Zealand to experience the best it’s got to offer.“It’s a privilege to be invited to join The Mountain Collective; our inclusion is testament to ongoing investment in our facilities and the wonderful team we’ve got delivering outstanding guest service at Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Mt Hutt,” says NZSki CEO Paul Anderson.“We’re committed to delivering the best possible snowsports product and this puts us in the company of the most respected winter destinations on the planet.“We’re delighted to join this international network which further reinforces Queenstown’s reputation as a world-class destination with Coronet Peak and The Remarkables as the key winter attractions.”Night skiing at Coronet PeakDestination Queenstown CEO Graham Budd agrees that NZSki’s inclusion in The Mountain Collective will increase Queenstown’s winter visitor appeal.“Congratulations to Coronet Peak and The Remarkables for being welcomed into The Mountain Collective,” he said.“This hard-earned recognition places Queenstown’s two closest ski areas in illustrious company and is further recognition of our international appeal. It also creates another reason for international skiers and snowboarders to visit our region and experience everything Queenstown has to offer.”The Mountain Collective also offers a Mountain Collective Pass valid for two complimentary days at each of the member resorts, and a 50% discount on buying subsequent passes at any of the member areas. This pass can be bought from the Mountain Collective website.Last year NZSki released details of Earlybird 3 Peak season pass pricing at $599, aimed at growing participation in skiing and snowboarding, introducing new people to snow sports, and celebrating years of significant investment in the Queenstown ski areas.Skiers and snow boarders who buy those passes – still on sale at the Earlybird price of $599 for adults until March 31 2016 – are the winners. Not only do they benefit from hundreds of dollars shaved from pass prices but also increased choice and extended benefits now including the Mountain Collective. Buy your NZSki pass hereSource = NZSkilast_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires “Tired of hitting each other. Looking forward to another training camp practice today. This is not anything other than a training camp practice. Like I told our starters, I don’t see any need to rest your legs for playing 10 plays or 15 plays, so have a damn good practice. “We need to have a good, full-speed, get-after-it practice today. We will stay in shells. We practiced extremely well two days in a row in that manner. I like that aspect of it. A lot of guys stayed off the ground, that’s always a good sign that we’re more athletic than we used to be when we had a lot of guys on the ground. Thought yesterday was another really, really solid day; both sides of the ball. I think our special teams are getting better. Looking forward to the challenge to play another team.”How did Andre Ellington look in his first action of 11-on-11 in practice?“Better. He just needs to get his stamina up and make sure we watch the fatigue level so he doesn’t re-injure it. He’s really close to being full-speed and expect him to play in the game.”How important is the first preseason game in the evaluation process?“We’ve got so many young guys to evaluate and we’re still playing to win the game. But, as I told them, they’re interviewing for us and for 31 other teams so put your best stuff out there on tape.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments   Share   “No, I don’t think I’ve ever had a back-up offensive line going into a preseason game this good. As Drew (Stanton) said, ‘I’ll go start with these guys and play anybody.’ That’s a really good feeling.”Will that depth on the offensive line help you better evaluate Logan Thomas?“Yeah, he should be playing with guys that know what the heck they’re doing. He still has to lead young guys, but he’s going to have a chance to play football with quality players.”Is Dave Zastudil getting pushed at all by Drew Butler in camp?“Yes, that’s a pretty even battle right now. Having seen them both for a season, it’s just who kicks it the best and the most consistent.”Is there something specifically you’re looking for out of Carson Palmer in the game?“Stay healthy. No, he’s chomping at the bit, obviously. Nothing special, just go out and play and play fast, which I’m sure he will.”Can Glenn Carson be an NFL long-snapper?“He’s getting close. I’d hate to nominate him right now, but he will get his opportunities in preseason.”What do you think about Eric Berry playing for the Chiefs?“Unbelievable. I’m so happy for him and I can’t wait to go out and grab him before the game and tell him all the best and good luck.” Top Stories center_img GLENDALE, Ariz. — Head coach Bruce Arians, now in his third year with the Arizona Cardinals, meets the media each day during training camp.Here, in this space, we’ll highlight many of the key topics and personnel conversations he has with reporters following the morning walk-through.First though, Arians updated the injury list of players who will not suit up in the first preseason game against Kansas City: Michael Floyd, Rob Crisp, Marion Grice, David Johnson, Jonte Green, Darryl Sharpton, Sean Weatherspoon, Shaq Riddick, Chris Clemons, Zack Wagenmann and Darren Woodard. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Any players in particular you are interested in seeing play?“About 20 of them. It’s hard to name. All those inside backers, a couple of tight ends, all the young receivers, that whole second and third defensive line, a couple of young corners — there’s so many battles going on that it would hard to just name one or two.”What about the communication between the coaches on the sideline and up in the pressbox?“Yeah, it’s a practice run for them also, especially defensively this year with a new voice on top and all the guys on the sidelines, him hearing them calling the game, them shutting up letting him call the game. I might click over more this team to see how much chatter is on that side of the ball just to help (defensive coordinator James Bettcher) out a little bit.The addition of Coach Jen Welter to the staff, how has that gone?“She’s been fantastic; about 100 times more than I thought it would be. It’s been great. Players have embraced her as a coach. They listen. She’s got really good insight. As they call her ‘Dr. J,’ there’s a really good rapport out there right now.”Have you had a back-up offensive line that’s had this much experience? The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

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first_imgAll the models have custom made crates and storage materials which are being prepared to go in our two storage containers on the Arcosanti site. This week, archives worked with the construction and maintenance departments to prepare the storage crates and containers.The team moved crates from Unit 7 to the storage containers, cleaned up Unit 7 (the Construction shed attached to Fergusons) and made some space to prepare for models returning to Arcosanti. January 19, 2018Throughout January, the Arcosanti Archives Department is preparing for the safe return and storage of all the pieces currently on display in “Repositioning Paolo Soleri: The City is Nature” at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. If you haven’t the chance to see the retrospective yet, the show will be on display until January 28th. Find out more about the show and SMOCA online. (photos by Rebecca Weeks, text by Shannon Mackenzie)last_img read more

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