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Stanton, who signed a three-year, $8.2 million contract in March 2013, finished the preseason 25-of-45 for 314 yards to go along with a touchdown and two interceptions. – / 24 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments Share The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Backup quarterback Drew Stanton made his first start of the preseason Thursday night in Denver, however with his spot on the Arizona Cardinals’ 53-man roster all but cemented, the seven-year veteran’s appearance was brief.Arizona went three-and-out on Stanton’s only drive in the first quarter and the former Michigan State standout failed to complete his two pass attempts to Jim Dray and Michael Floyd.
WR – Jeremy Kerley, NYJ – The Jets are a mess but they still have to play football. Someone has to be productive for them, and this week it’s going to be Kerley. He led the team with 56 receptions last season. And with San Antonio Holmes (thanks John Madden) and Stephen Hill both ruled out for Sundays game with the Falcons, Kerley will be a sneaky start in PPR leagues.RB – Jonathan Franklin, GB – James Starks is out again and Eddie Lacy won’t be 100 percent upon returning from a concussion, so expect Franklin to get the bulk of the carries. He would have had a fantastic day if it wasn’t for his late fumble a few weeks ago, but the Packers trust him enough to give him the ball again.TE – Charles Clay, MIA – He continues to be a regular part of the Dolphins attack and needs to be owned in all leagues by any team, unless you have the aforementioned Cameron or Jimmy Graham. Dustin Keller was supposed to be the man for Tannehill, but since his injury, it’s the incumbent Clay who has stepped up his game big time.Def – Atlanta – They’re going up against Geno Smith and the depleted Jets offense. Did you SEE what Geno did last week? Don’t bet on another behind-the-back attempt to escape a fumble, but you can bank on multiple interceptions as he tries to move the ball down the field. I know this slightly goes against what I said with Kerley, but the Jets aren’t going to have zero yards and get shut out. Go for Atlanta, especially if you had Indiana last week against Jacksonville; the Colts are playing a Seattle team who doesn’t turn the ball over very often. Your browser does not support the audio element. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Last week’s predictions:QB – Alex Smith, KC – 5th overall QB, 288 yards passing, 3 TDs, 2 INTs and 37 yards rushing. Solid game. Typical Smith to throw two picks in a win, but he definitely got the job done.WR – Stephen Hill, NYJ – Took a shot to the head on the second play of the game and did not return. I can’t predict injuries people, no need to scoff at this one.RB – Andre Ellington, ARI – 38th overall RB, 29 yards rushing, 3 receptions for 22 yards. Getting more involved, but the Cards offense looked terrible until a Patrick Peterson interception put them in scoring range. Ellington continues to be more involved. Great stash guy.TE – Scott Chandler, BUF – 31st overall TE, 2 receptions for 28 yards. Not my best call here, don’t bother hanging onto him unless you truly don’t have any other options. His TD’s are too few and far between.Def – Indianapolis – 1st overall D (tied), 3 pts, 4 sacks, 3 INT, 1 TD. The TD came from an interception returned by CB Darius Butler. This was the easiest of all to predict as the Colts played the Jaguars. Up next for Jacksonville is St. Louis, and while they’re 71 percent owned in Yahoo! leagues, you still may be able to swipe them up. LISTEN: Fantasy Football Weekly Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments Share Injuries keep piling up, and the four-team bye weeks are in full effect, so it’s time for some replacements. If you’re still stashing Monte Ball, it may be time to give up and grab someone who can actually help you win. The following guys are great Week 5 fill-ins, and below them you’ll find a review of last week’s list. Hint: Pick up any defense playing the Jaguars.QB – Brian Hoyer, CLE – Cardinals fans are shaking their heads; Browns fans are nodding their heads; and the rest of the league is scratching their heads. Brian Hoyer is a starting quarterback, and a successful one, too. He’s 2-0 with the Cleveland Browns. Who can truly say that? Likely nobody who is still alive. He was the best QB under 50 percent owned in Week 4 that’s also playing in Week 5 and will likely stick to his starter role, especially if he beats the Bills this weekend. Jordan Cameron owners rejoice: Not only did you pick a steal of a TE, but he now has an above average QB throwing his way. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
A little boy was impressed with @LarryFitzgerald’s stiff-arm vs Green Bay. Watch what Larry does next.#AZCardinalshttps://t.co/tOX2lxdSEH— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) February 4, 2016 0 Comments Share Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories While his entire season was great, there was one play that stands out above the rest.It happened during the team’s Wild Card Round win over the Green Bay Packers, and at this point, you probably know which one we’re talking about.Beginning the first drive of overtime at their own 20, Cardinals QB Carson Palmer eluded the pass rush, spun around and found a wide-open Fitzgerald, who raced down the field and stiff-armed would-be defenders on his way to the Green Bay five. Two plays later he punched it into the end zone on a shovel pass, but it was the long pass play that really changed the momentum of the game and set the Cardinals up for victory.Really, it was as memorable play as you are likely to find in an NFL game, which is why it’s not surprise a young fan who saw Fitzgerald at the Waste Management Phoenix Open brought it up to the star receiver.“Nice stiff-arm you gave to the Packers,” the fan said. “Nice stiff-arm you gave.”How Fitzgerald responded to the fan might catch people off guard, but for anyone who has followed the player’s career, it really shouldn’t. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Larry Fitzgerald, please don’t ever change.The Arizona Cardinals receiver will go down as one of the greatest players in franchise history and is likely to one day enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame.This past season, when many thought he was incapable of posting the kind of numbers he did during his prime years, the 32-year-old caught a career-best 109 passes for 1,215 yards and nine touchdowns in the regular season, and then in the playoffs caught 12 passes for 206 yards and one score. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires
Cardinals Average Power Ranking: 24.0(down from 22.8 last week)High Ranking: #23 (ESPN)Low Ranking: #26 (Bleacher Report) NFL Power Rankings: The amazing rise of Miami Dolphins behind rookie coach Adam GaseCardinals rank: #23 (▼ 1)On Sunday, David Johnson became the first NFL player to gain 100 yards from scrimmage in each of his first 14 games of a season. He is having an unbelievable year. And really, Johnson’s great season makes the Cardinals’ record seem that much more disappointing.USA Today Power Rankings – Week 16Cardinals rank: #23 (▲ 1)Team implosion keeps RB David Johnson out of MVP race, but he could become first player ever to have 100 scrimmage yards in all 16 games.NFL Week 16 power rankingsCardinals rank: #24 (▼ 1)David Johnson continues to look like an MVP candidate, but the Cardinals’ 5-8-1 record will prevent him from even contending for the award. Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald are question marks for next season, and while both are likely to be back, there’s no guarantee they will be. Regardless, Arizona needs to add pieces to its offense, mainly on the line.PFT’s Week 16 Power RankingsCardinals rank: #24 (▼ 2)Carson Palmer should quit on the Cardinals before the Cardinals quit on Carson Palmer. Arizona Sports Week 16 NFL Power Rankings: Patriots, Cowboys still the cremeCardinals rank: #23 (▼ 2)One of these weeks, special teams will win them a game. HAHAHAHAHA! Week 16 NFL Power Rankings: Cowboys take away No. 1 from PatsCardinals rank: #22 (▼ 3)The Cardinals drop to 5-8-1 following their Week 15 loss to New Orleans, but let’s appreciate David Johnson for a second: On Sunday, Johnson set the Cardinals’ franchise record for scrimmage yards in a season and matched the Cardinals’ single-season touchdown record (17). He’ll look to add to that against the Seahawks on Saturday.NFL Power Rankings, Week 16: Raiders rise, Broncos plummetCardinals rank: #24 (▼ 1)First things first: The Cardinals lost, and deserved to lose, to New Orleans. But that call against Sio Moore on Sunday was ridiculous. It was obvious Moore wasn’t trying to hit Drew Brees with his helmet. The Saints quarterback got hit by Kevin Minter, which essentially caused Moore to hit him in the head. Given that, had the 11-yard sack stood, the Cardinals would have knocked the Saints out of field-goal range in a one-score contest, the (bad) judgement call might have cost Bruce Arians’ team the game. Of course, J.J. Nelson dropping a deep ball that could’ve gone for a quick score when the team needed two quick scores didn’t help, either. Cardinals receivers dropping the football? Never! Top Stories Comments Share Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling NFL Power Rankings, Week 16: Falcons fly into top three heading into penultimate weekCardinals rank: #25 (–)The 48 points New Orleans hung on the scoreboard Sunday marked the most points ever allowed by the Cardinals in Arizona—they last gave up that many at home back in 1969, when they were the St. Louis Cardinals.NFL Power Rankings: Hate the Patriots all you want, but they’re still No. 1Cardinals rank: #25 (–)Special teams have killed the Cardinals all year. But what happened to the defense against the Saints?NFL power rankings 2016, Week 16: Falcons are back, but Broncos are fading fastCardinals rank: #25 (▼ 3)No comment.Chris Simms’ NFL Power Rankings Ahead of Week 16Cardinals rank: #26 (▼ 1)Not good enough.That’s the story of Arizona’s disappointing 2016 season. And that’s the reason why this team keeps slipping down my power rankings every week.Long passes? No coverage? Bruce Arians’ offense was built to separate in a shootout. The Saints were built better; Drew Brees found little resistance targeting third and fourth options all afternoon.Calais Campbell made another spectacular play on a fumble-return touchdown. Other than that, Arizona’s defense was a sieve. It’s a shell of its 2015 self. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Here’s a rundown of what some prominent national outlets — and we here at ArizonaSports.com — are saying about the Cardinals: Last season, the Arizona Cardinals spent the entire year in the high-rent district of the NFL, hanging out among the league’s elite as they won 13 games and advanced to the NFC Championship Game.What a difference a year makes.After losing to the New Orleans Saints 48-41 last Sunday, the Cardinals’ descent into the bowels of the league’s rankings continued. Instead of breathing the same air as the New England Patriots and the Dallas Cowboys, the Cardinals are on neighborhood watch with the likes of the New York Jets, San Diego Chargers and Philadelphia Eagles. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arizona Cardinals free safety D.J. Swearinger (36) during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
andBeyond has launched a set departure 13-day winter expedition in India’s Himalayan region of Ladakh in search of the snow leopard.The region of Ladakh, situated on the northern border of India, boasts a stark natural beauty. Known as Little Tibet or the Roof of the World, the area has its own culture and identity and has never ceases to enchant travellers. The Snow Leopard Expeditions set out in search of rare and endangered animal species in a setting that features the snow-capped Himalaya Mountains, lakes and sand dunes. Guests can expect to encounter not only the elusive snow leopard, but also ibex, Tibetan antelope, blue sheep, shapo, marmot and Tibetan hare. Guests can also expect exceptional bird-watching opportunities, with snow partridge, golden oriole, snow cock, golden eagle, horned lark and red billed chuff.The expedition is headed by one of the region’s most experienced guides who is an authority on snow leopards and also knowledgeable about the fascinating cultural heritage of the region. The first expedition departs on 5 April 2017.
RelatedAer Lingus rejects second takeover bid from RyanairAer Lingus rejects second takeover bid from RyanairFlights to Gatwick to be launched from Cork by Aer LingusFlights to Gatwick to be launched from Cork by Aer LingusMore flights from Gatwick to be offered by Aer LingusMore flights from Gatwick to be offered by Aer Lingus Cheap flights carrier Aer Lingus has announced that over a quarter of a million passengers used its Belfast to London Heathrow flight during 2008.The route came into operation on January 14th last year as part of ten new flights launched from the Northern Irish capital in December 2007.Commenting on the popularity of the flight, Enda Corneille, Aer Lingus’ corporate affairs director, said that Belfast was the carrier’s first base outside of the Irish Republic and that it continued to be successful.”In our first year of operations we took more than 750,000 bookings, that was 50 percent ahead of our target and we are well on our way to our millionth booking,” he said.Mr Corneille added that that the airline was proving popular among the Northern Irish public due to its cheap fares.As well as London Heathrow, Aer Lingus flies to Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Munich, Milan, Amsterdam, Faro, Lanzarote and Malaga from Belfast, with a flight to Tenerife being launched from the airport in September.The airline confirmed earlier this month that it had met representatives from Ryanair to discuss its possible takeover. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map
People are more likely to book flights for a single long holiday rather than have a few short breaks, an Opodo survey has shown.The poll, which covered January up until February 10th, compared this year’s results to last year’s.Destinations in the southern hemisphere have become more popular – Melbourne, for example, enjoyed a 400 percent increase in tourists, while Singapore saw a 219 percent rise.Delhi and Orlando also experienced notable increases in tourist figures of 165 percent and 90 percent respectively.Caroline Noble, Opodo UK’s country director, said that holidaymakers are now more likely to take a single longer holiday, while the declining value of the pound has made European and US city breaks less appealing.”Bookings to Africa, Asia and the South Pacific have dramatically increased for summer 2009 whereas European cities are struggling, with Paris, Athens and Florence all reporting negative growth year-on-year,” she said.Morocco, Croatia and Tunisia were recently revealed by Skyscanner as among the best value travel destinations this year. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedCould the Slovenian football team reduce the cost of your holiday?Brits booking cheap flights to Slovenia this summer may see their travel plans refundedMore Brits plan to stay with friends and family during their overseas holidayAlmost a third of Brits are intending to stay with friends and family during their holiday abroad.Holidaymakers looking for ‘peace and quiet’UK-based holidaymakers are turning away from action-orientated getaways in favour of breaks that offer peace and quite.
Are you an adventurous Aries, a budget-conscious Capricorn or a romantic Libra?It’s a new year and you’re looking for new holiday inspiration. There are planty of ideas in our Travel Trends report, but if you want to make sure that your next destination is the perfect place to find good fortune in 2015, then read on. From Singapore to Stockholm; whatever your astrological zodiac sign, here are 12 holiday ideas to match your celestial character.Find out about these destinations in 2015 by clicking on the images____ Things look great for Sagittarians in 2015, and what better way to get the good times rolling than with a trip to beautiful Budapest, Hungary. Sail along the Danube River and take in the city’s sights, including the impressive Parliament building, or stroll amongst giant stautes of figures from Hungary’s communist past in Momento Park. Cancerians are typically experienced travellers, but Singapore will still have plenty of surprises in store for you. From illuminated Supertrees at the Gardens by the Bay, to the Middle Eastern cafes and street art hidden down Haji Lane, Singapore is a great place to sample the different delights of Southeast Asia. Stay in one of the city’s many glittering hotels and find the best price on accommodation with Skyscanner’s hotel search. Lanzarote, one of the Spanish Canary Islands, will please both sides of your astrological sign if you are the twins, Gemini. Volcanic landscapes, like something from another planet, coupled with beautiful beaches and natural swimming holes make Lanzarote perfect spot to soak up some Mediterranean year-round sunshine. Virgos, this is the year for new starts and rejunvenation. So forget about weekend getaways to your usual bolthole in Paris or Barcelona and try Reykjavik for a change. Gaze in to the crystal blue waters of some of Iceland’s prettiest glacial lakes and lagoons, or stay warm and cosy up in front of an open fire with a shot traditional schnapps or brennivín. Are you a Taurus who loves to stick to a strict budget when you travel? Save dollars on a thrifty trip to the Big Apple. Find the best deal on hotel accomodation in New York City with the Skyscanner hotels search tool, and save plenty of pennies to splash on other things, like designer handbags on 5th Avenue and nights on Broadway. This really is the perfect place for Taureans to treat themselves without breaking the bank. This year will bring many travelling opportunities for Capricorns. But don’t let expensive fares and accommodation prices get your goat. You needn’t fly far for a weekend break or holiday in the sun. Barcelona is the ideal getaway location, full of crowded markets, cool shops and some seriously tasty tapas bars. With Skyscanner you’ll find the cheapest fares and hotel deals in the Spanish city, saving you more pennies for the sangria jar. Scorpians looking to take the sting out of a tough year and get 2015 off to a positive start should consider a trip to the Austrian city of Vienna. A short flight from the UK (just over two hours) and you could be mulling over masterpieces in the Museum of Fine Art, or sampling a delicious slice of sachertorte, the ultimate chocolate cake, and watching the world go by from one of the city’s charming cafés. Librans are known for their love of the open road and enjoyment of spectacular landscapes. If this sounds familiar then you should check out the beauty that Scandinavia has to offer. Stay in Stockholm, Sweden’s stylish capital, and from there take a tour of Sweden’s archipelago. Head further north and experience the ‘midnight sun’, times of the year when parts of the country are bathed in 24 hours of sunlight. RelatedStress-free holiday planning – the 10 steps you need to knowWant to take the stress out of holiday planning? Follow these easy tips and whether your dream holiday is the beach, a cosmopolitan city, or an epic road trip, you can even enjoy the research, booking and packing that will get you there. Imagine that! 1. Set your budget Photo credit: Christine Roy Your…February’s most popular travel storiesSee if your favourite travel story from February made the top 10, and find interesting travel tips and inspiration for trips at home and abroad that you might have missed the first time round.Stop being afraid and start travelling: Top tips for solo adventuresHave you always wanted to take that dream trip, but find yourself worrying about when to book, what to pack or not knowing the language? Forget your fears and check out our guide to taking the first brave steps into the world of independent travelling. Amsterdam is the perfect match for Aries and curious culture vultures. There are many cobbled side streets and interesting places for tireless Aries travellers to explore in the Dutch capital. Visit the Van Gogh Museum and marvel at the famous masterpieces of this Dutch artist, or spend an afternoon sailing along the city’s canals and ‘relaxing’ in a coffee shop. There are many new adventures in store for the king of the cats, Leo, the lion in 2015. Seoul, the South Korean capital, is tipped to be one of this year’s hottest holiday destinations, ideal if you’re searching for alternative city break inspiration. With an interesting blend of traditional temples and modern skyscrapers, Seoul is a fast-paced and vibrant city. Make sure you take some time out to enjoy some succulent Korean barbeque. Pisces who like to travel in style should take a look at Copenhagen, arguably one of the coolest capitals in the world. Denmark’s design mecca is the place to head if you want to spend your days cycling around, exploring it’s many cobbled streets and green spaces, and your nights hanging out in trendy bars sampling craft beers and _smørrebrød _or open-faced sandwiches. Skyscanner 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 Was 2014 a hectic year for you Aquarians? Well unwind and take a break from high-speed modern living with a trip to the Greek island of Mykonos. Hire a car and explore the beautiful coves, or wander through the hillside villages of traditional white-washed houses. Romantic and relaxing by day, Mykonos is also a great place to party, if you have the energy after a hard day lazing on the island’s pristine beaches.
The Acapulco Destination Marketing expressed its regrets concerning the events that recently took place in Acapulco. Tourism officials confirmed that no domestic or international tourists were involved or injured in these incidents. Despite reports to the contrary appearing in the US press, it is important to note that the area where these unfortunate events took place, known as “Traditional Acapulco,” the area where Acapulco’s tourism first flourished in the 1950’s, is primarily a residential neighborhood today, located on the opposite end of the city from the main tourism districts of Acapulco, the Diamante and Golden zones.As with all countries around the world, City, State and Federal government offices throughout Mexico are constantly working to improve security measures and emergency services to safeguarded both tourists and residents. The local government in Acapulco continues to work in conjunction with State and Federal Authorities to increase the city’s resources in order to ensure that all tourist areas within Acapulco remain safe, well lit and clean, in accordance with new safety measures that went into effect throughout the city in March 2009.As a popular vacation destination for Canadian and US travelers, Acapulco is committed to the safety and well being of its visitors and to offering a flawless travel experience. Acapulco continues to distinguish itself from other tourism destinations with its timeless beauty, upscale services, innovative cuisine and a plethora of ambitious new developments, such as the Banyan Tree Cabo Marques, W Las Brisas Hotel, and Grupo Habita’s Hotel and Boca Chica. In addition to this spectacular new developments, Acapulco also welcomes the new shopping destination of La Isla Shopping Village, which opened its door in December 2008 in the Diamante zone as well as the renovated Port of Acapulco Terminal, which greets visitors arriving via cruise ships with a fresh new look and increased security measures in 2009.Despite recent events, all daily tourism services as well as local businesses remain open and are fully operational. In a show of support and in the effort to lure visitors back to Acapulco, many hotels and cultural attractions are offering special incentives and travel packages.www.visiteacapulco.com
Tel Aviv’s Annual White Night Festival turned the city back in time with music, exhibitions and costumes from the era of the modern city’s foundation on the Mediterranean in 1909.Tel Aviv’s famed Rothschild Boulevard was dressed in 1920s décor and featured actors in traditional costume, stagecoaches, vintage cars and busses, an old-time fashion show, classic circus and dance performances and an antique photo booth.“The White Night Festival is a one-of-a-kind celebration that is highly anticipated by travelers and Israelis every summer,” says Arie Sommer, Commissioner of Tourism, North and South America. “The Festival served as a perfect complement to Tel Aviv’s summer-long centennial events.”The Festival also included the Tel Aviv Opera presenting old Tel Aviv songs, Habima and Gesher Theatre troupes performing in the newly restored Manshia Train Station, a late-night concert at Tzuk Beach, a sunrise party at Alma Beach and live jazz at the old-time Café in Bialik. Also, restaurants, shops and galleries throughout the city remained open late and offered special menus and activities.www.goisrael.com.
by Jake Coyle, The Associated Press Posted Dec 3, 2018 2:04 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Brian Tyree Henry: ‘I feel everything’ NEW YORK — When Brian Tyree Henry filmed his scenes in “If Beale Street Could Talk,” he wept. When he saw the finished film, he wept again.In Barry Jenkin’s lyrical adaptation of James Baldwin’s celebrated novel, Henry plays Daniel Carty, the just-out-of-jail friend of Fonny (Stephan James). When Fonny and Tish (KiKi Layne) run into Daniel on the street, they retreat to Fonny and Tisch’s apartment to catch up. The intimate conversation aches with the pain of incarceration: Daniel’s past, Fonny’s future. It’s a devastating but beautiful crescendo: two vulnerable black men, contemplating a world pitted against them.“I was sobbing. I was like: Why am I crying at myself? Is that weird that I’m crying at myself?” says Henry. “It really, really, really sat with me. That could be me talking to my friend, me talking to my nephews, me talking to my brothers.”It’s no surprise that one of the most moving and profound scenes of the year happens to be one with Henry in it. On stage and screen, in big parts and small, the 36-year-old actor’s soulful sensitivity and vast range has been on display with remarkably regularity.There is, of course, his aspiring, oft-irritated rapper Alfred Miles, aka Paper Boi, on “Atlanta”: the stony, eye-rolling face to the series’ surrounding absurdity. Its second season earned Henry his second Emmy nomination in two years. (His first was for a guest appearance on “This Is Us.”) The Broadway revival of Kenneth Lonergan’s “Lobby Hero,” in which he played a conflicted security guard, won Henry is first Tony nod. And a few weeks before “Beale Street” hits theatres, Henry made an equally potent, if far more menacing impression as a politician in Steve McQueen’s “Widows.”“I just don’t want to lie on them,” Henry says during a recent interview. “These characters need a voice and I don’t want to be a person to lie on them. It’s sounding all deep but it’s true. I have a special connection to every single character that I’ve been blessed to touch and I just want to make sure that I don’t lie on their journey, that I don’t lie on who they are, that I don’t lie on their hearts.”Henry has a deep reservoir of emotion that never feels very far from the surface, and he speaks volubly, sometimes nearing tears, about the fictional lives that people his brain. Henry simply feels a lot — maybe too much so.“I feel everything,” he grants with a knowing grin. “These past two years have been a topsy-turvy thing for me. I never in a million years could have imagined something so fantastic happening in my career. But I need to let ’em go, these guys.”“That’s been kind of a problem as of late,” Henry sighs. “I tend to wear them as badges of honour, which they are.”Henry grew up the baby in a Fayetteville, North Carolina, family; his sisters were already adults. His parents divorced when he was young and after graduating sixth grade, he was sent to live his father, then in his 70s, in Washington D.C. After attending Morehouse College in Atlanta, he got his masters from the Yale School of Drama. Acting, he says, saved his life because he allowed him to express what he observed.“Most of my life, at a very young age, I got to see what it was like to be surrounded by the lack of care — to see that people are human, that no one is impervious to pain, that pain hurts, that it takes time for things to heal,” says Henry. “I spent most of my life constantly trying to hold on to the things that mattered.”His Broadway debut came in the original cast in “The Book of Mormon,” but it’s been “Atlanta” that catapulted Henry’s career. Along with lending his voice to the upcoming “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” he’s already shot four films due out next year (including an action comedy alongside Melissa McCarthy). At the moment, he’s shooting the Brooklyn-set indie “The Outside Story.”Henry’s ascendance has partly paralleled Alfred’s more humbling, fitful rise on “Atlanta” — a comparison not lost on Henry.“Alfred, this season, I had a time. I was like: This prom date sucks right now. But I had to confront it,” says Henry. “It is imitating my life, in a way. That’s why I’m glad that Alfred found me.”“Atlanta,” particularly in episodes like “Barbershop” and “Woods” (which was a tribute for Henry to his deceased mother), has given the broadest platform for his talent. But films like “If Beale Street Could Talk” have showed how much Henry can do with just a handful of scenes. His presence instantly adds depth and gravity.“He came onto set, maybe he was there for a day in a half,” marvels James. “He was already a huge Baldwin fan, but what he was able to bring to that moment … You talk about black love; that’s another form of it. Black love between brothers. That brotherly bond where we’re sharing our deepest, most intimate fears, the things that have broken us, how do we maintain our strength through these moments.”Jenkins has said those scenes solidified the whole project. For Henry, they capture the duality of life as a black man.“There’s always a constant audition process, I call it, of having to prove to people that you belong where you are,” says Henry, burly and broad-shouldered, remembering when Yale students would assume he wasn’t a classmate. “I’ve been very fortunate to come to this point in my life where I’m done doing that.”Henry lives in Harlem, just a few blocks from where “Beale Street” was filmed. It’s almost as if his characters are encroaching, ever closer, on the actor, despite his best efforts to leave them at the door. But he’s learning to live with his hypersensitivity.“I wouldn’t change that because it means I’m present. It means that I see you,” says Henry. “But then at the same time I need to figure out how to flip it so I see myself too.”___Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/jakecoyleAPJake Coyle, The Associated Press
Apple Book charts for week ending June 23, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, PublisherApple Books US Bestseller List – Paid Books1. Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand – 9780316419994 – (Little, Brown and Company)2. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens – 9780735219113 – (Penguin Publishing Group)3. City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert – 9780698408326 – (Penguin Publishing Group)4. It’s Not You It’s Him by Sophie Ranald – 9781786819291 – (Bookouture)5. The Wolf and the Sheep by Penelope Sky – 9781386243120 – (Penelope Sky)6. Unsolved by David Ellis & James Patterson – 9780316419840 – (Little, Brown and Company)7. There Goes My Heart (Maine Sullivans 2) by Bella Andre – 9781945253973 – (Oak Press, LLC)8. Tom Clancy Enemy Contact by Mike Maden – 9780525541714 – (Penguin Publishing Group)9. Till There Was You (Butler, Vermont Series, Book 4) by Marie Force – 9781950654321 – (HTJB, Inc.)10. Running Blind by Lee Child – 9781440634789 – (Penguin Publishing Group)____The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Jun 25, 2019 10:57 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The top 10 books on Apple Books-US
THE call-up for the second wave of professional soldiers was announced on Friday. Unlike last year, this year women and current conscripts can also apply after the relevant legislation was recently amended.Candidates must be under 32 years old, have a school leaving certificate, a clean criminal record and a good command of the Greek language. Those who have completed their military service should have done so with a I1 or I2 fitness class.Contracted soldiers will receive €1,127 a month plus a 13th salary. The contracts will initially be for a year but can be renewed three times for three-year stints up to a maximum of ten years’ service. On leaving the army, soldiers can earn a bonus linked to their salary and time served, provided they complete three and a half years in total. Positions in the army and police are available after they quit their position.Working hours will be from 7am to 2pm, five days a week but not excluding duty shifts, identical to the National Guard’s permanent staff, with 20 days holiday a year, the EU minimum and 28 paid sick leave days which could be extended for another 14 days on an army doctor’s orders. Free medical treatment in state hospitals will be provided to contracted soldiers and their wives and children. Uniforms will be provided free, as will buses to the camps.Soldiers will be able to enhance their job skills during service. Fees at private universities with which the defence ministry already has cooperation agreements will be reduced by up to a half for afternoon and night classes. There is a scholarship scheme and a vocational training scheme in place for special positions.An exercise and sports package in cooperation with the Cyprus Sports Organisation is also available.Applications should be submitted via the website www.newarmy.mod.gov.cy from May 26 to June 14.The call-up will take place every year in May to supplement the numbers.It is part of the move to a more professional army which is directly linked to the 2016 reduction of military service for conscripts to 14 months.The first 3,000 successful recruits signed an initial one-year contract in October last year and were trained in November.You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Are Leading The Pack. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
Larnaca saved 59,383 kWh and cut its carbon monoxide emissions by 51 tonnes during its three-year ‘Fiesta’ programme which ends on September 30, the municipality said on Friday.“These results are indicative of the participating families’ willingness to adopt a more sustainable behaviour, always with proper support and guidance,” the municipality said in a statement.Fiesta – standing for Family Intelligent Energy Targeted Action – worked with 19 partner institutions from five southern European countries – Spain, Italy, Croatia, Bulgaria and Cyprus. All pledged to help families to reduce their home energy consumption. Particular attention was paid to the involvement of vulnerable consumers, such as families on low incomes.“The final results of the European co-funded Fiesta programme show that families from five southern European countries have saved a total of 2,053,036 kWh by changing their daily habits at home. The three-year program led to a reduction in CO2 by 896 tonnes,” the statement said.During the project, residents were visited at home and their energy consumption was recorded. After an analysis each family received a report with advice on how to reduce their consumption.In addition, a total of 350 workshops in the participating cities were organised and 14 energy offices were set up to provide information on energy savings.Handing out energy saving guides and showing educational slides were the most successful parts of the project. Both are targeted at the general public and include simple tips for saving energy and money for households.According to Fiesta’s website, the household sector is still responsible for a considerable share of energy consumption in Europe. Some 29 per cent of final energy consumption takes place in the household sector, where heating and cooling account for around 66 per cent of the total energy use at home, this becoming the largest energy expense for most families.The Fiesta programme is co-funded by the Intelligent Energy for Europe Programme package and the project coordinator is Area Science Park Trieste.For more information visit www.fiesta-audit.eu/You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoGundry MDHow To Make Your Dark Spots Fade (Effortless 2 Minute Routine)Gundry MDUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
Data Protection Commissioner Irini Loizidou-Nicolaidou said on Thursday she was investigating a case of the publishing online of a person’s pay slip without their consent.In a statement, Nicolaidou urged the public to stop re-uploading the information, initially posted on Facebook some two months ago.The pay slip of the person in question was published along with their full name, salary, ID number and social insurance number.The woman – understood to be a relative of a well-known politician – then filed a complaint with the data protection commissioner.The issue is not that the data is sensitive, but that it was published without the woman’s consent.In her statement, Loizidou said free speech should be balanced by a person’s right to privacy.The data commissioner is currently compiling a report on the case.Depending on her findings, she may decide either to impose an administrative fine on the person who originally published the pay slip, or recommend to the attorney-general that the case warrants a criminal investigation.The publication of someone’s personal data without their consent is punishable by a fine of up to €30,000.Unlike the ombudswoman, the data protection commissioner’s findings are binding.In the meantime, Loizidou warned that anyone who had downloaded the original Facebook post and now re-uploads it is also legally liable.The pay slip appeared again on Facebook more recently. The person uploading it was tracked down by the police’s cybercrime unit and has since removed the content.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
Health authorities have seen an increase in cases of flu this past week, it emerged on Monday.According to Maria Koliou, assistant director of the Makarios hospital paediatric clinic, eight out of ten cases going through medical centres concern the subtype H1N1.Koliou said there has been one serious case, which required treatment at Nicosia general hospital.She said there was a possibility for an upsurge of seasonal flu in coming days but there was no cause for concern.Koliou, however, urged vulnerable groups to get their flu shots, stressing that it was the best protection.Also referred to as swine flu, H1N1 caused a global pandemic in 2009. It is currently a regular flu virus that circulates worldwide.Meanwhile, the ‘health minister’ in northern Cyprus Omer Gur announced that the north has seen five incidents thus far.“There is nothing to cause alarm,” he was reported by Turkish Cypriot media as saying.“The H1N1 virus can now be considered a seasonal flu.”Still, he urged parents whose children are sick not to send them to school, and people who feel sick themselves to not go to work or wear a mask.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
Heavy rain on Friday night and Saturday caused huge problems and damage in the north with crews scrambling to help the residents of flooded houses and drivers stranded on roads.Reports said crews scrambled to assist people whose homes were flooded while a long stretch of the Nicosia to Famagusta road was shut to traffic because of the water.Motorists on the Nicosia to Kyrenia road experienced difficulty due to fog and landslides affected Neo Horio, Koutsoventis, and Kythrea.At Vouno, roads became inaccessible because of snow, which reached 2.4 centimetres. Bellapais also saw snow while homes flooded in Kazafani.Turkish Cypriot media showed scenes of water running down the steps at Kyrenia harbour, flooding areas used by cafes and restaurants.In the Republic, police said the Panayia to Kilada ton Kedron road was closed near Kountoures after a rock-slide late on Friday afternoon.No other major problems were reported but police appealed to motorists to be cautious when driving on the wet roads.Police urged the public to drive slowly and keep a safe distance from the vehicles ahead.Motorists must also avoid driving through puddles because there was a danger of skidding and hydroplaning, police said.Where necessary, drivers should turn on their lights to make their vehicles visible.The Met Service said Saturday more rain and local storms, including hail, should be expected throughout the day.Troodos mountain could also see some snow or sleet. In some areas snowfall could be intense and protracted. Temperatures will reach 14C inland, around 16C in coastal areas, and 6C in the higher regions.Rain and local storms will persist on Saturday evening with temperatures dropping to 10C inland, 13C on the coast, and 3C in the higher areas where frost should also be expected.The bad weather is set to continue on Sunday with no marked change in temperature. Local showers are expected on Monday and Tuesday along with a gradual rise in temperature, which will however, remain below the average for the season. You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
The Onisiforos well in Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is estimated to have less than half a trillion cubic feet (tcf) of natural gas, Energy Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis said on Tuesday.Addressing a press conference, in Nicosia, after the completion of a drilling operation by energy giants ENI and Total in EEZ block 11, Lakkotrypis also said that the outcome means that the reserve is commercially not a stand-alone project.The minister added, however, that results are encouraging, in the sense that they confirm the existence of natural gas and a carbonate reservoir within Cyprus’ EEZ, similar to the one discovered in Egypt’s Zohr field. More laterYou May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
By Stelios OrphanidesTWO former Co-op officials who testified on the first day of hearings of an investigative committee, pointed their fingers at Nicholas Hadjiyiannis, the childhood friend of Finance Minister Harris Georgiades, who allowed him to advance initially from chairman of the board to the bank’s top executive, and who they said garnered too much power.One of them, Georgios Strovolides, who had served as non-executive board member in 2010 to October 2015 and also as chairman of the audit committee, said that he opposed to Hadjiyiannis becoming the lender’s chief executive officer (CEO) and was later fired from the board – on which he served from 2010 until October 2015, after pointing out the bank’s corporate governance gaps.The second person who testified on Friday was the former chief executive officer of the state-owned Co-op Marios Clerides who said that he had been constantly undermined by the failed bank’s then chairman Nicholas Hadjiyiannis. He also said that the board of directors under Hadjiyiannis, who had succeeded him as CEO after his resignation in mid-2015, and the bank’s communication and strategy executive Yiannos Stavrinides –hired initially as assistant to Hadjiyiannis– had given themselves too much power.Stavrinides had become a “super executive” acquiring “super powers” with Hadjiyiannis’s support amid rumours he had too access to the finance minister, Clerides said and added that several executives set up a committee which had unclear terms of reference.Clerides and Strovolides were testifying at an investigative committee appointed by Attorney-general Costas Clerides to look into the causes that led to the demise of the lender, recapitalised with €1.7bn in taxpayers’ money in 2014 and 2015 and controlled by the government, owner of 99 per cent of its shareholding. The bank was compelled into agreeing to sell its healthy operations to Hellenic Bank in June after it failed to reduce its non-performing loans stock of over €7bn, making up six tenths of its total loans.Strovolides, the first of the two to testify, said that some of the bank’s board members had behaved as “shadow” executives, got themselves involved in executive matters which in turn caused particular problems.He also described how Hadjiyiannis, had settled down in the general manager’s office, utilised his secretary and was quick to secure a company car for himself and negotiate matters related to his remuneration.When Clerides was appointed, Hadjiyiannis who had already encroached in the general manager’s office, continued to occupy it until another office was found for Clerides, Strovolides said adding that as a result a separate chairman’s office was established which had its own staff, which created a bad impression and was seen as provocative.The former board member said that the Central Bank of Cyprus was aware of some members having exceeded the boundaries and he was summoned to the bank supervisor in 2015 to talk about his disagreements.The previous Co-op chairman had no office, he said adding that he didn’t rule out that Hadjiyiannis may have been encouraged to act the way he described after sensing that he had someone’s backing.Strovolides said that after he was fired as board member he attempted to communicate with Dionysis Dionysiou, a finance ministry official who represented the ministry at the Cyprus Cooperative Bank, without getting any response. He only got, Strovolides added, was a letter from minister Georgiades in which there was no reference to the reasons of him being fired.He had warned in 2013 that the situation for the bank was very difficult and keeping it solvent would require “immediate changes and there was no room for anything else”.In board meetings, Strovolides continued, one was not free to freely express his views and it was obvious that some of the members were tilting towards a certain position, while it was apparent that decisions were already taken elsewhere.He added that his dissent was rebuffed by some persons who told that “what you are saying is nonsense” and later advanced to higher positions, all persons appointed after 2013.Strovolides said that internal audit in then Cyprus’s second largest bank which emerged from the merger of initially over 98 independent cooperative saving banks and subsequently 18, was practically non-existent, and if so staffed with unqualified persons which reduced its effectiveness. Bank officials often intervened to either prevent internal auditors from working or assign them other duties.Clerides who testified right after Strovolides, said that he had explained in his resignation letter that, unlike to what was noted in the minutes, he had not stepped down as chief executive for personal reasons and while he was expecting that someone would contact him to find out more, he only got a letter from the finance minister, thanking him for his service.He added that only six months after joining the bank, he began sensing that Hadjiyiannis, then chairman of the board, started to constantly undermine him.Hadjiyiannis was the only chairman of a bank participating in the 2014 asset quality review, to accompany the management to Frankfurt.After his resignation, Clerides said he was summoned by the Central Bank of Cyprus, but not governor Chrystalla Georghadji, and the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM), the European Central Bank’s supervisory branch, and told officials in Frankfurt that there was trepidation among Co-op directors to speak up for fear they would be undermined, and he explained the reasons of his resignation.He also said that when he was informally asked in Frankfurt whether he considered Hadjiyiannis fit and proper as chief executive he said that his qualifications made him unfit and proposed them to look into the intense rumours about the causes of Hadjiyiannis’ departure from Bank of Cyprus. The SSM, Clerides continued, had received a positive recommendation on Hadjiyiannis from the Central Bank of Cyprus.Clerides also said that while he had proposed that the Co-op should be converted into a bank practicing ethical banking, which would have been in line with its history and its role in society, he discovered shortly before his resignation that someone had proposed that the bank should start extending large corporate loans, an area in which the Co-op lacked knowhow.When the Co-op had to hire a new human resource manager, Hadjiyiannis got involved helping a (young) woman who had previously held that position at clothing retailer Marks & Spencer and was rumoured to have friendly relations with his successor at the helm of the bank.In reference to Stavrinides, the bank’s communications and strategy manager, Clerides said that while not a member of the board, was daily there without reporting to the general manager.Clerides admitted that he made a mistake to tell Bloomberg in an interview that if the parliament passed the law to protect primary homes, this could cause problems to the Co-op, which ultimately led to a monthly loss of €200m in deposits. The outflow only stopped after the results of the 2014 stress tests were published, he added.The bank, its former chief executive added, was facing in a dilemma given that without foreclosing it would run into problems, while on the other, it was a state-owned bank with a social role to play and had to handle the matter. An initial strategy to tackle the bank’s non-performing loans approved provided that borrowers should first be given the chance to sell their homes themselves.The initial modernisation of the foreclosure law four years ago, while it didn’t prevent foreclosures, it sent the message that homes with a value below €350m were not at risk, which combined with the political climate at the time, and the judicial system known for dragging its feet, prevented the Co-op from tackling the problem.Clerides said that certain provisions in the bank’s restructuring plan, agreed with the troika of Cyprus’s international creditors, i.e. the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the European Commission and the ECB, were punitive as they provided for the closure of smaller branches in villages which did not bring any benefit.Lastly, he said that while he objected to the structure proposed by the IMF and had sent a proposal to the board for certain amendments, he subsequently saw in the minutes that the IMF’s proposals had been accepted, and he therefore declined to sign them. 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