Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald

first_imgArizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, right, is tackled by Seattle Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell, center, as cornerback Justin Coleman (28) closes in during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The NFC West is the third-best division in football, Around the NFL’s Gregg Rosenthal wrote.Filled with strong coaches, young quarterbacks and four teams undergoing remodeling, Rosenthal thinks the NFC West could be a formidable division.“This has been the best division in football on balance for the decade — and it’s on the way back up,” he wrote.First, he mentioned the head coaches of the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers. Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling All that adds up to what Rosenthal considers the third-best division heading into 2018.The best: He says the NFC South.The New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons each made the playoffs last season.Even the fourth team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, have shown potential.“The Bucs’ stirring comeback win over the Saints in Week 17 of last season was a reminder that there are no easy games here,” Rosenthal wrote, before adding that the Bucs have improved their offensive line.“This is the only division where all four teams are realistic threats for double-digit wins,” he said.The other division above the NFC West was the NFC North, which will feature the Kirk Cousins-led Minnesota Vikings, the Matthew Stafford’s Detroit Lions and a healthy Aaron Rodgers for the Green Bay Packers.Plus, Mitch Trubisky will enter year two for the Chicago Bears.As for the rest of the power rankings:No. 4: AFC South – Jaguars, Titans, Colts and TexansNo. 5: AFC North – Steelers, Ravens, Bengals, BrownsNo. 6: AFC West – Chiefs, Chargers, Raiders, BroncosNo. 7: NFC East – Eagles, Cowboys, Redskins, GiantsNo. 8: AFC East – Patriots, Bills, Dolphins, Jetscenter_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 1 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires “Sean McVay and Kyle Shanahan are set up to have the best coaching rivalry of the next decade,” Rosenthal said.He then briefly mentioned quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo by saying Shanahan “has the edge” at the quarterback position. Garappolo saved San Francisco from an embarrassing finish, leading the team to victories in all five of his starts to close the season.Related Links4 Cardinals on CBS Sports’ Top 100 players, none on PFF’s listDavid Johnson’s absence means ‘valuable reps’ for other Cardinals RBsArizona Cardinals 2018 schedule: By the numbersMcVay’s quarterback is no slouch himself; Jared Goff showed his rookie year struggles were a thing of the past behind the new, young coaching staff.While the Seahawks have not won more than 10 games since 2014, their history and core means the NFL has to sleep with one eye open.“Any team led by Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner and Earl Thomas can’t be counted out,” Rosenthal wrote.Finally, he got to the Cardinals: “Any offense with Josh Rosen and David Johnson should be fun to watch.”It’s still unclear how long it will take for Rosen to grab the reins from presumptive starting quarterback Sam Bradford. And Rosenthal didn’t even mention future Hall of Famer Larry Fitzgerald or Pro Bowlers Patrick Peterson and Chandler Jones.last_img read more

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first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 12 Comments   Share   By ESPN’s count, the Buffalo Bills have just as bad of playoff odds as the Arizona Cardinals. Starting the season 0-2, they each have a 0.3 percent shot at the postseason.ESPN’s Bill Barnwell will give the Cardinals a better chance of turning things around.In his rankings of the seven 0-2 teams to start the 2018 NFL season, Barnwell rated Buffalo as the only team below Arizona. The Bills, after all, began the year with Nathan Peterman starting at quarterback before flipping to rookie Josh Allen in Week 1. During their second game, another knee-jerk reaction came when head coach Sean McDermott took the play-calling away from his defensive coordinator and watched as veteran cornerback Vontae Davis retired mid-game.center_img While the Cardinals have been outscored 58-6 through two games, the Bills have outdone their dreary counterparts out west. They are the first team in 40 years to be blanked 48-0 in the first halves of their first two games. So why does Barnwell hold a slightly bit more optimism for Arizona compared to Buffalo?The answer: talent.I do have more hope for the defense improving. The Cardinals are allowing teams to convert on 50 percent of their third downs, the second-worst rate in the league behind the Bengals, and even a bad defense won’t keep that up for a full season. They have one takeaway in two games. Opposing receivers are averaging a league-high 7.27 yards after catch against the Cardinals and haven’t yet dropped a pass. There’s too much talent in this secondary for that to keep up, and the Cardinals are still third in the league in pressure rate on defense, so the pass rush has been lively.Related LinksCardinals remain steadfast in support of wide receiversBehind Enemy Lines: New-era Bears visit CardinalsArizona Cardinals looking for spark from Golden, GreshamBarnwell, however, doesn’t like Arizona’s playoff odds that sat at a projected 10.2 percent entering the year. Teams that begin 0-2 historically have an 11 percent shot of making the playoffs, and the NFC isn’t going to do the Cardinals any favors. (AP photos) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The obvious next step if things don’t go right on Sunday against the Chicago Bears just might include starting rookie quarterback Josh Rosen over veteran Sam Bradford, Barnwell agrees.But there are pressing concerns regarding the future of more seasoned players, especially on the defensive side of the ball.As is the case with the Bills, Arizona needs to evaluate its young guys. Deone Bucannon, who is in his fifth-year option and once looked like a star in the making, played 25 snaps last week. Former first-round pick Haason Reddick played three. The Cardinals need to see what they have there, even if it means taking away snaps from veterans like Antoine Bethea and playing more linebackers.Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks alluded to changes both in his rotations last week — he went with veteran Gerald Hodges in front of Bucannon — and in his comments after Sunday’s 34-0 loss to the Rams. For now, it’s about attempting to earn the team’s first win.In any case, the clock is ticking in terms of key pieces adjusting to Wilks’ systems and vice versa.last_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter A fourmasted barquent

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterA four-masted barquentine and remote lagoons in Thailand made famous by James Bond star together in a new fly-cruise tour next April now on sale through Cruise Express.The 12-night South East Asia Adventure includes a week-long cruise through Thailand’s tropical islands in the Andaman Sea aboard the 170-passenger schooner, Star Clipper. Boasting 16 billowing sails and masts up to 69 metres high, two pools, elegant restaurant, Edwardian library and gleaming brass, teak and mahogany, the sailing ship offers guests a relaxed fusion of romantic heritage and modern comfort.The holiday package begins with a flight from Australia to Phuket on 27 April 2017, with two nights’ luxury accommodation and a welcome barbecue dinner on the beach. From Phuket, guests will board Star Clipper for a seven-night cruise to Singapore via some of Asia’s most beautiful islands, beaches and lagoons, beginning with the Similan Islands, renowned for their turquoise waters and white beaches.Tracing the west coast of the Malay Peninsula in Thailand, Star Clipper will then take guests to the sheer limestone islands of Phang Nga Bay, made famous by the 1974 James Bond film, ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’.The more remote, jungle-clad and coral-ringed islands of Ko Adang – inhabited only by national park rangers – and Ko Hong appear next on the horizon, with passengers able to venture ashore to explore deserted coves, palm-lined beaches and hidden lagoons. Star Clipper will also call into the two colonial ports of Penang and Malacca in Malaysia.Disembarking in Singapore, guests then spend two nights in a luxury hotel in Singapore, with a spectacular evening tour and farewell dinner included in the package.Including return flights from Australia, the 12-night South East Asia Adventure Unique Journey is available from $4990 per person, twin-share, or from $6490 for solo travellers.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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LATTE chats with Ellen Bettridge President CEO

first_imgLATTE chats with Ellen Bettridge, President & CEO of Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection about her new ship, SS Joie de Vivre, relocating across the country and courting millennials with the new U by Uniworld brand.Tell us about your role within Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection.I’m the global CEO, so I oversee all the markets. We’re based out of LA – the US is our largest market, followed by Australia and the UK, so I spend my time between those three places, growing the Uniworld brand and thinking about what’s next.Tell us about your career progression. What attracted you to the river cruise industry after specialising in ocean cruising with Azamara Club Cruises and Silversea since 2012?I spent my entire career at American Express, almost 23 years there in the travel business, selling travel. I was the frontline travel agent, and then I ran the retail travel business for American Express for the United States. I was then recruited into ocean, which was fantastic. I enjoyed my time over at Silversea and at Azamara, but then I was called to come over to really lead the entire business [at Uniworld] and have an opportunity to run the operations as well as sales and marketing. It was a chance to really spread my wings and learn some more. It was an amazing opportunity to go over to Uniworld, a brand I used to sell back in the day, and I was a fan of it then, so it was a wonderful opportunity to come over and actually lead for this organisation.I moved my family, we were living in Florida and we moved over to Los Angeles, so it was a big deal, but at the same time, I am very fortunate that I have an incredibly supportive husband. My kids looked at it as a great adventure. My youngest is 15 years old, so she’s waiting to meet the Kardashians I think, but she couldn’t wait to move to LA. Thank goodness I think she’s that adventurous type just like me, and my other daughter just graduated from college so no worries there.What have been some of the highlights of your career?I’m about to launch my first ship, the SS Joie de Vivre (27 March can’t come quickly enough)! We’re also launching U by Uniworld, a new brand that targets millennials, so 18- to 40-year-olds, who might not be sure whether a traditional river cruise is for them. We’ll be renovating two of our existing vessels – River Baroness and River Ambassador – to make the decor a touch more contemporary; more fun, but at the same time, elegantI was quite honoured to be asked to be the president of Silversea Cruises, which I did for several years, and that was a wonderful experience, and then when I went over to Azamara, probably the biggest highlight there was to having the opportunity to work with my operations team, with the renovations of Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest. Now, I am so blessed that I’m here at Uniworld. We’re about to launch a new ship, SS Joie de Vivre – this is the first ship launch of my own, so that’s very exciting. We’re also launching a new brand. It’s called U by Uniworld, and it’s targeted at millennials, for people between the ages 18 and 40. We’ll be creating a vacation experience for people who want to possibly try river cruising and be really be immersed in the destination, but haven’t had the opportunity or thought maybe river cruising wasn’t the thing for them. We’ll be renovating two of our existing vessels – River Baroness and River Ambassador – to make the decor a touch more contemporary; more fun, but at the same time, elegant. How do you define luxury? What is Uniworld doing to redefine it?I used to not like the word luxury. I think how Uniworld is defining it, though, is really through the details. It’s through the tiny touches, looking at every little aspect, and treating each customer as an individual in order to make their vacation perfect. It’s identifying that someone likes to have a latte every morning on deck at 6am, and for our team to anticipate the needs of our customer. Luxury is having things done for you, feeling pampered and feeling special. You love it when someone notices something about you, and they then react on it. I think our crew on board does a phenomenal job of anticipating those customers needs, and those tiny noticeable touches. What does a Uniworld guest value?I think a Uniworld guest values what they are getting out of the destination. When they’re on board, it’s as though they are part of that destination. The ambience on board is similar to what they would experience during the day; when you’re on the Maria Theresa, floating down the Danube, you know you’re in the heart of where Maria Theresa ruled. By the way, it happens to be her 300th birthday this year. Then you go off during the day to see opulent abbeys and houses, seeing how the lifestyle was, but then you come back, and you’re still experiencing it. It doesn’t stop. I think that experience is a big part of what the customers value. You’re eating the regional dishes, drinking the local wine, and you’re feeling a part of the destination, a part of the history. What do you hope for Uniworld’s future?I am hoping that our U by Uniworld project is wildly successful, to the point that we need to add more ships. I look at where can we go next. What is the next river, what is the next place that we can take people to? How do we take that destination experience and amp it up? It’s about taking the time to figure out what the customers want by really listening to their needs. And continuing to make sure that we’re different. I don’t want to be like everyone else; I want to be unique. I want people to say, “Uniworld is in a class of their own. They don’t have competitors.” How important do you think technology is to the guest experience?On board we of course have Wi-Fi included, as it’s very important for guests be connected. But we’re taking that one step further in 2017 and launching Wi-Fi hotspots, so guests will have the opportunity to purchase a wireless hotspot to take with them off the ship. In Europe, sometimes in these little villages, it’s really difficult to get Wi-Fi, so we’ll have these little devices that they can take with them when they’re off touring and they can still stay connected. We know it’s very important to them. What developments make SS Joie de Vivre unique? What can guests look forward to aboard this new river vessel?She will be a celebration of all things French! Amazing French food, beautiful French wine and more. We’re going to bring France to our guests while we’re cruising along the Seine down to Honfleur. It’s a charming fishing village, practically untouched, so we’re thrilled to share this destination with our guests. In a real move away from other river cruises, we have deliberately made her slightly smaller than other ships so that we can park right next to the Eiffel Tower and turn around right there.She really is special. She’s going to be very unique to the rivers, because she a different look, with glossy light-coloured wood throughout, almost like a yacht, and very bright and light colours. She is also going to be a celebration of all things French! Amazing French food, amazing French wine, French experiences – her itinerary is going from Paris to up to Honfleur. This fishing village is just stunning, the most adorable place that looks like it’s frozen in time, and then she has the chance to go by the beaches of Normandy, to experience a part of history. So I think her itinerary is going to make her unique, but I also think it’s the way she looks and feels, and the fact that she’s going to bring France to our passengers. She will also be ‘parked’ right in front of the Eiffel Tower. We made her slightly smaller than the other Super Ships so she can actually turn around right in front of the Eiffel Tower.27 March cannot get here soon enough. Where do you go to recharge? Which destinations are still on your bucket list?I go home! I love my children and my husband, and having time with them. We always travel together, as you can imagine. It’s also finding where the next place is to go – we actually have our next vacation planned for April, I’m going to be in Europe for the Joie de Vivre, and then I have other business meetings, and then after that my family will join me in Budapest. And we’re going to board the Maria Theresa, and because I’m new in my role, my family has not had the chance to go on the ship yet, so this will be their first opportunity to see the ship, and understand why I love my job, and why I’m so passionate about it.I would love to head back over to Vietnam. I also spent some time in Venice years ago, and I’m really excited to say I’m going back there again this summer; it’s definitely at the top of my list. But my favourite place is always where I’ve just been, so right now, Australia. What’s the best coffee experience you’ve ever had?Well, at home, I drink a skinny latte from Starbucks every day, so drinking coffee anywhere in Australia has been amazing. It’s not at all bitter and so delicious.SS Joie de Vivrelast_img read more

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Destination is still more important than price whe

first_imgDestination is still more important than price when it comes to booking flights to international locations, a new survey by the Association of Independent Travel Operators (AITO) and Wanderlust has revealed.Questioning UK travellers, the organisations found that most consumers are swayed more by interesting locations than they are by attractive prices of cheap flights.The research also indicated that 77 percent of people are planning to travel on as many routes abroad this year as they did in 2008, with 72 percent also expecting to spend the same amount.Despite the rise in popularity of domestic holidays this year, over 70 percent still expressed their intentions to take flights to Europe.This week, AITO said there has been a flurry of late bookings for cheap flights to sunny destinations by UK holidaymakers because of the miserable weather in July.Ian Bradley, a spokesperson for the association, said: “People are panicking and thinking: ‘I thought [the summer] was going to be great, its not, get me out of here’.”ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedFlying long-haul on ‘everybody’s wish list’Long-haul flights are now on “everybody’s wish list”, according to the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO)2017’s biggest long-haul flight savingsFlying long-haul is more affordable than ever thanks to some significant flight price drops over the past year.Recession making Brits more flexible with travel plansRecession making Brits more flexible with travel planslast_img read more

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Rental homes timeshares hotels BBs – at first

first_imgRental homes, timeshares, hotels, B&Bs – at first glance there appears to be no shortage of luxurious accommodations on Nantucket. Nantucket Island Resorts is renowned for its luxury properties, including White Elephant, a landmark hotel that has been welcoming guests since the 1920s. In May, the hotel opens 25 brand new Hotel Residences as a natural extension of the White Elephant’s service and hospitality. The one-, two-, and three-bedroom residences are perfect for couple’s getaways and extended family vacations. Guests of the Hotel Residences benefit from the comforts of White Elephant while maintaining a sense of independence and convenience in their “home away from home.”White Elephant Hotel Residence reflects the historic look of traditional Nantucket homes – from the exterior, onlookers see a village of quintessential New England-style cottages, while the interiors designed by highly-acclaimed Alexandra Champalimaud, blend classic Nantucket style with a distinct European touch. Each Hotel Residence offers bedrooms featuring linens by Gayle Warwick Fine Linen and a spacious living room with a gas fireplace, and a flat-screen high-definition TV with Blu-Ray/DVD player. The Hotel Residences are also equipped with a dining area and a custom-designed pantry outfitted with a Sub-Zero refrigerator, panini maker, convection oven, microwave, Bosch dishwasher, and Royal Doulton china. Many of the Hotel Residences offer porches and decks to provide the ultimate in chic island comfort.At the Hotel Residences, guests have access to the same hospitality and service that those of the White Elephant have come to expect. The Advance Concierge will ensure all provisioning needs are met so the pantry is ready upon arrival; she can also arrange for transportation, dining reservations, island excursions, picnics, and much more. Those who prefer a low-key afternoon can opt for a restful day by the pool at the Hotel Residences or enjoy priority reservations at White Elephant Spa. Customized treatments infused with local ingredients turn White Elephant Spa into a haven for guests amid the bustle that can be Nantucket. The Spa offers guests a number of relaxing treatments that work to calm both mind and body. Just steps away from the glimmering Nantucket harbor, spa guests are welcome to soak up the warmth of the sun on the White Elephant’s Harborside Lawn before or after a treatment.Guests of the Hotel Residences may enjoy early risers’ coffee and mini-muffins and afternoon port and cheese. When they fancy a more substantial meal or a classic cocktail, priority reservations are available at White Elephant’s Brant Point Grill for an extensive raw bar and some of the island’s premier steak and seafood. Reservations can be made at TOPPER’S at the Wauwinet as well – hop aboard The Wauwinet Lady for sundowners on the way to TOPPER’S where guests will find innovative dishes celebrating the distinct, natural flavors of seasonal foods.www.whiteelephanthotelresidences.comlast_img read more

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first_img This combination photo shows Greg Kinnear, left, and Diane Lane, who will star as siblings in the final season of “House of Cards,” on Netflix. (AP Photo/Files) by The Associated Press Posted Jan 31, 2018 5:59 pm PDT Last Updated Feb 1, 2018 at 6:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear are joining “House of Cards” for the political thriller’s final season.Netflix said they’ll play siblings in the show’s sixth season, which resumed production Wednesday.“House of Cards,” Netflix’s first original series, halted production last October amid sexual misconduct allegations against star Kevin Spacey.Spacey was suspended from the show by producer Media Rights Capital after Netflix said it wouldn’t continue with it if he remained. A representative for the actor said previously that he was seeking unspecified treatment.Robin Wright, who co-starred as wife to Spacey’s Francis Underwood, will be the focus of the final season. A debut date has yet to be announced.Further details on the new characters played by Lane and Kinnear weren’t available.center_img Diane Lane, Greg Kinnear join ‘House of Cards’ final seasonlast_img read more

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STAMFORD Conn – TV talk show host and Jerry Spri

first_img STAMFORD, Conn. – TV talk show host and Jerry Springer protege Steve Wilkos will have a drunken-driving charge erased from his record if he completes Connecticut’s alcohol education program.The Advocate reports Wilkos was granted admission into the diversionary program on Monday during a hearing in Stamford Superior Court.Police say the 53-year-old Wilkos crashed his sport utility vehicle in Darien in January and his blood-alcohol level was 0.29 per cent, more than three times the legal limit for driving.Wilkos will have to complete a 15-week educational or treatment program and take part in a panel with victims of drunken driving.Wilkos was the security director on “The Jerry Springer Show.” He says he had a “complete lapse in judgment” when he drove drunk. His lawyer says he has dealt with the issue very seriously.___Information from: The Advocate, http://www.stamfordadvocate.com TV show host Wilkos could have drunken-driving charge erased by The Associated Press Posted Apr 23, 2018 12:54 pm PDT Last Updated Apr 23, 2018 at 1:21 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img FILE – In this Aug. 2, 2016 file photo, Steve Wilkos, host of “The Steve Wilkos Show,” arrives at the NBCUniversal Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Wilkos will have a drunken-driving charge erased from his record if he completes Connecticut’s alcohol education program. The Advocate reports Wilkos was granted admission into the diversionary program on Monday, April 23, 2018, during a hearing in Stamford Superior Court. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File) last_img read more

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by The Associated Press Posted Nov 12 2018 12

first_img by The Associated Press Posted Nov 12, 2018 12:19 pm PDT Last Updated Nov 12, 2018 at 2:07 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this May 9, 1988, file photo, comics impresario Stan Lee, center, poses with Lou Ferrigno, right, and Eric Kramer who portray ‘The Incredible Hulk’ and Thor, respectively, in a special movie for NBC, ‘The Incredible Hulk Returns,’ May 9, 1988, Los Angeles, Calif. Comic book genius Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died. He was 95. The creative dynamo who revolutionized the comics by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four and The Incredible Hulk, was declared dead Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to Kirk Schenck, an attorney for Lee’s daughter, J.C. Lee. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File) Celebrities offer thanks, condolences in death of Stan Leecenter_img Celebrities offer their thanks, remembrances and condolences in the death of Marvel legend Stan Lee, who died Monday at age 95.“Original and genius are two very overused words in the world today, but Stan was both. Add irrepressible and irreplaceable, and you begin to describe the man. We have all lost a true superhero. We will greatly miss our friendly neighbourhood Stan Lee.” — Sony Pictures’ Motion Picture Group chairman Tom Rothman, in a statement.___“I owe it all to you… Rest In Peace Stan… #MCU #Excelsior #legend #rip #stanlee #TeamStark” — “Iron Man” actor Robert Downey Jr., via Instagram.___“There will never be another Stan Lee. For decades he provided both young and old with adventure, escape, comfort, confidence, inspiration, strength, friendship and joy. He exuded love and kindness and will leave an indelible mark on so, so, so many lives. Excelsior!!” — “Captain America” actor Chris Evans, via Twitter.___Damn… RIP Stan. Thanks for everything. pic.twitter.com/TMAaDJSOhh— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) November 12, 2018___“Thank you Stan Lee for making people who feel different realize they are special.” — Seth Rogan, via Twitter.___“I was first interviewed for Stan Lee’s obituary about 20 years ago. I was happy he defied the reaper and carried on. With Stan gone, an era really does come to an end. He was the happy huckster that comics needed. And he really did alliterate like that when you talked to him.” — Neil Gaiman, via Twitter.___“No one has had more of an impact on my career and everything we do at Marvel Studios than Stan Lee. Stan leaves an extraordinary legacy that will outlive us all. Our thoughts are with his daughter, his family, and his millions of fans.” — Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige, via Twitter.___“Thank you Stan Lee. For your service in protecting our freedom and for your creativity and imagination! You were and will always be a SUPER HERO!” — Jamie Lee Curtis, via Twitter.___To Stan Lee: Thank you for making my childhood so much more exciting with your astonishing superhero characters. Thank you for inspiring me to think and dream big. Thank you for the Hulk, Thor, Fantastic Four and many others. You will be sadly missed. RIP.— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) November 12, 2018___“You gave us characters that continue to stand the test of time and evolve with our consciousness. You taught us that there are no limits to our future as long as we have access to our imagination. Rest in power! #EXCELSIOR #StanLee #rip.” — “Black Panther” actor Winston Duke, via Twitter.___“His contribution to Pop Culture was revolutionary & cannot be overstated. He was everything you hoped he would be & MORE. I loved this man & will never stop missing him. They say you should never meet a childhood idol. They are wrong. #RIPStanTheMan.” — Marvel animated universe alum and “Star Wars” star Mark Hamill, via Twitter.___“He lives forever through his work. What a giant. With great power comes immortality.” — Lin-Manuel Miranda, via Twitter.last_img read more

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Construction underway on 16M adventure park near

first_imgConstruction underway on $1.6M adventure park near Omaha BELLEVUE, Neb. — Thrill-seekers will soon be able to climb, swing and zip through a suburban Omaha forest’s treetops at a new $1.6 million aerial adventure park to open this summer.The Omaha World-Herald reports that construction has begun on Fontenelle Forest’s TreeRush Adventures, which will feature tightropes, suspended platforms and zip lines. The Bellevue attraction is expected to open for visitors this June.The park will have a main adventure area that’s designed for adults and older children, and a kids park that’s designated for children ages 4 to 6. Some of the park’s courses will take climbers higher than 50 feet (15 metres).TreeRush will operate the park and share proceeds with Fontenelle Forest.Fontanelle spokeswoman, Molly Mullen, says administrators hope the adventure park will bring in roughly $50,000 a year.___Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.comThe Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Apr 16, 2019 7:39 am PDTcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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