Magnetic IslandMantra GroupPeppersSeaLink Peppers Blue on Blue Resort on Queensland’s Magnetic Island will be welcoming sailors by the boat-load for the week-long events of the 11th annual SeaLink Magnetic Island Race from 31 August through to 6 September.The resort, which overlooks the marina and has been the event headquarters since the race’s inception in 2006, is offering guests the opportunity to be a part of the fun and festivities with an earlybird 15% discount on bed and breakfast rates for bookings made before 30 June. Magnetic Island Race WeekFor bookings and enquiries call 07 4758 2400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and quote ‘MIRW early bird special’.For more information on the SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week, including entry details click here .*Conditions apply, subject to availability.TOP IMAGE: Peppers Blue on Blue Resort, Magnetic Island/©Roslyn Budd
Golfers from around the world are set to meet up at Thailand’s historic Centara Gradn Beach Resort and Villas for Asia’s biggest and richest amateur week of golf at the Centara World Masters Golf Championship.Historic Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin has just released a 6-night golf package to the event that includes four rounds of golf at some of Thailand’s best courses.Originally known as the “Railway Hotel”, the Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin first opened in the early 1920s, just as the cosy fishing village of Hua Hin was being discovered by the world via the opening of a new railway line to Malaysia.Sensitively extended and renovated, the Centara Grand retains the old Railway Hotel’s air of a bygone age of elegance. Set on the beachfront, the resort features a wide expanse of topiary gardens perfect for strolling and enjoying the sea breeze and its prime town centre location makes it the ideal location for shopping and exploring the seaside town of Hua Hin.A 6-night package consisting of accommodation, 4 rounds at Banyan, Black Mountain, Lake View & Springfield Royal golf clubs is offered from 55,500 Baht. Prices are nett and include return transfers from Bangkok, accommodation in a deluxe room, daily breakfast, welcome dinner with wine, beer, soft drinks and entertainment, one caddie per golfer, and round-trip shuttle service between the resort and golf courses.To register for this tournament head to www.thailandworldmasters.com. Click here for more information on Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>
The Travel Corporation (TTC) has will launch a new series of exclusive and unique events – World of Thanks – to recognise and celebrate the pivotal role that agent partners play in the success of its Family of Brands. “Our individual Brands have long recognised their top achievers with fantastic trips and events. As we continue to work closer as a Family of Brands, we realised there was an opportunity to recognise those consultants who support a number of our Brands and say thank you on behalf of TTC. Our World of Thanks events will be fun celebrations, bringing to life our shared passion for travel and showcasing just a taste of the amazing experiences and destinations that our guests experience every day,” said TTC CEO John Veitch.Between April and August, top consultant supporters across TTC’s Family of Brands will be invited to one of five events, the first of which kicks off in Sydney on 13 April at The Island, a unique floating pontoon venue boasting panoramic views of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline. Events will follow in Perth (25 May), Adelaide (8 June), Brisbane (22 June) and Melbourne (3 August) with details to be released soon. Look out for the pink envelope for your exclusive invitation to one of TTC’s World of Thanks events. agentseventsTTC
0 Comments Share While in Cincinnati as a defensive backs coach (2003-2010), the Bengals collected 150 interceptions, the fifth most in the league during that time. Top Stories What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ The Arizona Cardinals announced Tuesday that they’ve hired Louie Cioffi as defensive backs coach.Cioffi comes to the Cardinals after 14 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals where he spent the last eight years as an assistant defensive backs coach. He joined the Bengals staff in 1997 as the the youngest assistant coach in the NFL at the age of 23. He started his coaching career with the New York Jets when he was 20 as a staff assistant from 1993-94 prior to leaving to be the wide receivers coach at C.W. Post University for two seasons.
What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Comments Share Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Normally NFL players would be roughly a week into training camp, possibly already getting tired of monotonous practices.This year is different, though, as players who are with new teams have not been allowed to practice. While that is not a good thing, especially for a team with new players who figure to play key roles, Cardinals offensive coordinator Mike Miller says the guys have stepped up, even if they have yet to step onto the field. Top Stories “You can feel the frustration with those players, but to their credit they’ve kept their head in it and they’re staying into it mentally,” he told Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug and Wolf Thursday. “There’s been a whole different focus to this camp, and I think there had to be.“The guys have accepted that challenge; they’re working hard in the meeting rooms, working hard together away from us.” D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’
Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away In Monday’s game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks, Seattle faced a 4th-and-10 from the Green Bay 24 with eight seconds remaining in the game.Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson threw a pass into the end zone. Several players, including Seattle wide receiver Golden Tate and Green Bay safety M.D. Jennings, jumped into the air in an attempt to catch the ball.While the ball is in the air, Tate can be seen shoving Green Bay cornerback Sam Shields to the ground. This should have been a penalty for offensive pass interference, which would have ended the game. It was not called and is not reviewable in instant replay. A forward pass is complete (by the offense) or intercepted (by the defense) if a player, who is inbounds:(a) secures control of the ball in his hands or arms prior to the ball touching the ground; and(b) touches the ground inbounds with both feet or with any part of his body other than his hands; and(c) maintains control of the ball long enough, after (a) and (b) have been fulfilled, to enable him to perform any act common to the game (i.e., maintaining control long enough to pitch it, pass it, advance with it, or avoid or ward off an opponent, etc.).When a player (or players) is going to the ground in the attempt to catch a pass, Rule 8, Section 1, Article 3, Item 1 states:Player Going to the Ground. If a player goes to the ground in the act of catching a pass (with or without contact by an opponent), he must maintain control of the ball throughout the process of contacting the ground, whether in the field of play or the end zone. If he loses control of the ball, and the ball touches the ground before he regains control, the pass is incomplete. If he regains control prior to the ball touching the ground, the pass is complete.Rule 8, Section 1, Article 3, Item 5 states:Simultaneous Catch. If a pass is caught simultaneously by two eligible opponents, and both players retain it, the ball belongs to the passers. It is not a simultaneous catch if a player gains control first and an opponent subsequently gains joint control. If the ball is muffed after simultaneous touching by two such players, all the players of the passing team become eligible to catch the loose ball. Top Stories Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ When the players hit the ground in the end zone, the officials determined that both Tate and Jennings had possession of the ball. Under the rule for simultaneous catch, the ball belongs to Tate, the offensive player. The result of the play was a touchdown.Replay Official Howard Slavin stopped the game for an instant replay review. The aspects of the play that were reviewable included if the ball hit the ground and who had possession of the ball. In the end zone, a ruling of a simultaneous catch is reviewable. That is not the case in the field of play, only in the end zone.Referee Wayne Elliott determined that no indisputable visual evidence existed to overturn the call on the field, and as a result, the on-field ruling of touchdown stood. The NFL Officiating Department reviewed the video today and supports the decision not to overturn the on-field ruling following the instant replay review.The result of the game is final.Applicable rules to the play are as follows:A player (or players) jumping in the air has not legally gained possession of the ball until he satisfies the elements of a catch listed here. Rule 8, Section 1, Article 3 of the NFL Rule Book defines a catch: What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke 0 Comments Share
0 Comments Share “Yeremiah is the kind of guy you love to have on your football team,” said Cardinals coach Bruce Arians in a press release. “He’s a guy with experience as a starter who has been very productive. He’s also been incredibly durable, starting every game but one over the last five years. Team-wise he’s exactly the type of player you want in your locker room — a football junkie who loves the game.”In his career, Bell has combined to make 651 tackles and has picked off six passes to go along with 12 sacks. He made the Pro Bowl in 2009 when he was playing for new Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles in Miami.Earlier Wednesday the Cardinals released safety Kerry Rhodes. Bell, 35, is a nine-year veteran who played last season with the New York Jets. He finished third on the team with 103 tackles (83 solo) to go along with three fumble recoveries, one sack and four passes defensed. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Arizona Cardinals added veteran safety Yeremiah Bell to their secondary.The news was first reported by AZCardinals.com’s Darren Urban. The @azcardinals add RB R Mendenhall, QB D Stanton, CB J Powers, LB L Alexander and S Yeremiah Bell as free agents. Cut Rhodes #free agency— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) March 13, 2013
The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Mike IupatiOGAnkleLimitedFullFull— Ed StinsonDTToeDNPLimitedDNPOut Kam ChancellorSGroinDNPDNPDNPDoubtful Quinton JeffersonDTThumbFullLimitedDNPOut PlayerPositionInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Carson PalmerQBHamstringDNPLimitedLimitedQuestionable Jimmy GrahamTEKneeFullDNPFull— Friday Status Designations:Out-Definitely will not playDoubtful-At least a 75% chance will not playQuestionable-A 50-50 chance will not playProbable-A virtual certainty of being available for normal duty Thomas RawlsRBFibulaDNPDNPDNPOut Luke WillsonTEKneeDNPDNPDNPOut Gabe MartinLBKnee—LimitedDNPDoubtful Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Jaron BrownWRKneeDNPDNPLimitedQuestionable Russell WilsonQBAnkle/KneeFullFullFull— C.J. ProsiseRBWristFullFullFull— Kevin Pierre-LouisLBAnkle—DNPDNPOut PlayerPositionInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status Justin BethelCBFootLimitedLimitedFull— Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Frank ClarkDEHamstringFullFullFull— 0 Comments Share Michael BennettDEKneeFullFullLimited— Brad SowellOTBackFullFullFull— The Arizona Cardinals (3-3) host the Seattle Seahawks (4-1) for Sunday Night Football. For Arizona, a win would help them play catch-up to the NFC West leaders.Below is the official Week 7 injury report for both teams. John BrownWRHamstringDNPDNPDNPDoubtful Daily Practice Designations:Out-Definitely will not playDNP-Did Not ParticipateLimited-Limited Participation (Less than 100% of normal repetitions)Full-Full Participation (100% of normal repetitions)
Go back to the e-newsletterCathay Pacific Airways hosted a preview of its new Business Class Lounge at The Pier at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), following a comprehensive refurbishment. Located adjacent to Gate 65 in the North West concourse of HKIA, the new Business Class Lounge occupies a space of 3306 square metres – approximately 1000 square metres larger than the previous lounge – and is now the largest among all Cathay Pacific lounges, with seating for 550 people.Designed by Studioilse, the London-based design studio led by Ilse Crawford, The Pier Business Class Lounge aims to create an environment that makes passengers feel relaxed and refreshed, engaging the senses and focusing on wellbeing. Aligning with the airline’s brand ethos and reflecting the airline’s commitment to a Life Well Travelled, the overall concept has been designed around imaging the space as a street with a distinctly Hong Kong identity, enabling passengers to enjoy the facilities according to their preferred pace.The lounge experience starts from the street which is divided into ‘fast’ and ‘slow’ lanes. Entering the fast lane, passengers will find an array of food and beverage offerings. Among the various dining options are The Food Hall, a fun and vibrant space with self-service kiosks,and The Noodle Bar – an iconic feature of Cathay Pacific’s lounges. The Food Hall features a coffee cart, with a design inspired by street food carts found around Asia, offering freshly brewed coffee prepared by professional baristas. The Noodle Bar provides a variety of signature noodles, including the popular Dan Dan and Wonton noodles, in addition to Asian style noodles and Chinese dim sum and buns throughout the day.The slow lane features extensive lounge seating with views out of the big glass windows and glazed timber screens. The space is anchored by Cathay Pacific’s bespoke Solo Chairs, each equipped with a built-in reading lamp and an individual side table for those looking for a quiet space to enjoy the view over the airport runway and beyond, or to catch up on their work.Beyond the bustle of the street, passengers enter the Tea House – a brand-new feature developed specifically for The Pier Business Class Lounge. This is a quiet space which marks the transition into the wellbeing area. A wide selection of teas is served by a tea specialist, allowing passengers to relax with a soothing drink after a shower or before returning to the buzz of the airport.Fourteen shower suites and a relaxation room, featuring low upholstered loungers and footstools, form the wellbeing area at the end of the lounge, offering passengers a calm and stress-free environment in which to freshen up and wind down.Aligning with Cathay Pacific’s brand ethos, which emphasises contemporary Asian elements alongside a focus on warmth and simplicity, the lounge makes use of high-quality natural materials to give a sense of generosity and permanence to the space. Warm, tactile and timeless materials such as limestone and cherry wood are used in the refurbishment; acoustics are softened where possible and a considered approach has been adopted in the lighting. An abundance of natural plant-life adds a more natural and healthier look, while the airline’s support for Hong Kong artists is highlighted through the extensive use of local artworks.The Pier Business Class Lounge is accessible to First and Business Class passengers, Silver and above Marco Polo Club members, members of all tiers who earned lounge passes and/or their friends and family members, and Emerald and Sapphire oneworld members who are departing or transiting in Hong Kong. The opening hours will be 5.30am until the last departure.Go back to the e-newsletter
Since Hurawalhi Island Resort‘s highly anticipated opening in December 2016, guests are eagerly taking the 40-minute seaplane flight from Male and seeing firsthand what this luxurious and eco-friendly sanctuary has to offer. The resort has 90 villas (60 overwater ocean villas, 15 with private pools, and 30 beach villas, 15 with private pools) nestled among the spectacular coral reefs of the Lhaviyani Atoll, a world-class site for snorkelling and diving. The spacious villas feature clean lines, earthy colours and natural materials that harmonise beautifully with the lush, tropical surrounds.Hurawalhi Island Resort welcomes guests over 15 years of age, and caters particularly well for couples. The scene-stealing 5.8 Restaurant, so named because it sits 5.8 metres under the sea, sets the scene for romance with every table a table for two. The menu concept is a multi-course tasting extravaganza and is available with sommelier-recommended wine pairings.The best place for cocktails before or after dinner is the Coco Bar on the beach, while the Champagne Pavilion is just the spot for a toast (or a proposal). The overwater Aquarium Bar is another tantalising option.As for other dining destinations, the Aquarium Restaurant (above water, this time) has a contemporary menu with a strong emphasis on fresh local seafood and top-quality prime beef – the delectable sushi, sashimi and tempura is a highlight. Guests can enjoy sumptuous breakfasts and fine dining of an evening at Canneli, overlooking the tranquil Indian Ocean, while private beach dining under the stars is just the excuse guests need to savour the signature lobster and wagyu beef cooked to order by their personal chef.The overwater Duniye Spa uses chemical-free organic compound products from Healing Earth. The Signature Maldivian Island Paradise Ritual Treatment is the ultimate indulgence, pampering guests from head to toe over the course of two hours. There are also three decadent spa rituals for couples.The resort was built and operates with sustainability in mind – protecting the natural environment is as high a priority as the comfort and luxury Hurawalhi provides. The 4243 square metres of solar panels have been seamlessly integrated into the architecture by New York-based architect Yuji Yamazaki, who successfully turned power generation into a stylish design feature. There’s also a water bottling plant to substantially reduce the island’s plastic consumption, a food recycling programme, and a collection of greenhouses producing fresh produce for guests.