Millennials Financial Independence a Priority

first_img Share May 17, 2017 741 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Earlier this month, Joseph Melendez, CEO of ValueInsured, spoke with MReport regarding how four in 10 parents say they plan to help their children buy a home, but a recent study shows that millennials think they should pay for their bills earlier than their baby boomer counterparts.Bankrate.com asked millennials, Generation X, Baby Boomers, and the Silent Generation what age people should be able to pay for their own bills, including housing. Come to find out, millennials are not as easy on themselves as media makes them out to be. Millennials thought that people should be able to pay for their own housing at the age of 22, their own car at 20 ½ and their own cell phone bill at 18 ½. This is a year and a half younger than Baby Boomers reported.”Millennials are often stereotyped as being entitled,” said Sarah Berger, author of The Cashlorette at Bankrate.com. “It’s refreshing to see that millennials really do have high expectations of gaining financial independence and getting off their parents’ payroll.”There were political and regional differences in the data, too. On average, Republicans believed that a person should be able to afford their own car three years earlier than the average Democrats response. Northeasterners thought housing costs should be shared with the parent until the age of 24 ½, two years longer than Midwesterners, 1 ½ years longer than southerners and almost a year longer than westerners.Cutting free from the support of parents is based on many factors including income and student debt load. For some, they may need to move back in with parents temporarily, others are ready to travel the world.According to Melendez, this travel aspect makes it hard for parents who do not want to lose their money if their child needs to move for a new job and the market happens to have a temporary downturn.Others, like Jessica Bergman, a 25-year-old college graduate, have agreements with their parents in order to pay their debt and eventually be independent.“I lived at home and worked for two full years to pay back my loans before I moved out on my own,” Bergmann told Bankrate. “It was the smartest move—the school I was teaching at was a 25-minute commute, so I checked my pride and did what was needed financially.Though there are different paths for everyone, knowing the younger generation is ready to take charge of their finances, and do so at a younger age in the housing market, is a promising outlook to the future.For further details on this survey, click here.center_img Millennials: Financial Independence a Priority Baby Boomer Bankrate.com Credit Millennial mortgage valueinsured 2017-05-17 Brianna Gilpinlast_img read more

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Land Gorilla Integrates DocuSign ESignature

first_img On Friday, Land Gorilla, a construction loan management software provider, announced the availability of DocuSign’s e-signature solution through its cloud-based software. Land Gorilla states that, DocuSign, integrated with Land Gorilla’s Construction Loan Manager will streamline construction lending workflows by “reducing the friction in closings, improve draw processing times, and provide a better customer/builder experience” for financial institutions.“The trust that DocuSign provides is critical for project stakeholders and our customers,” said Sean Faries, CEO, Land Gorilla. “By working with DocuSign, we allow our customers to save time and improve efficiencies to the way they manage documents.”Land Gorilla notes that customers can now leverage the company’s Constrction Loan Manager with DocuSign’s e-signatire solution, as well as their broader platform, in order to process draws faster, automate back-end document processing, reduce operating costs, and increase customer satisfaction.In other words, draw request, lien waivers, and other exhibits can be completed and signed in seconds, while Docusign’s automatic updates in the Construction Loan Manager will provide e-signatures in real time. All this to reduce operating time and improve the customer’s experience“We are thrilled to work with Land Gorilla to bring the power of e-signature and digital agreements to the construction industry—the company really is transforming the industry sector so it can achieve all of the benefits of the fully digital business,” said Mark Register, SVP of Business Development and Channels at DocuSign.DocuSign’s goal is for organizations to faster speed to results, lower cost, increased security and compliance, and better customer experience by utilizing automated, digital workflows instead of manual, paper-driven processes. The company aims to reduce the time and labor spent on completing agreement substantially.For more information, visit landgorilla.com/partners/docusign. in News, Technology DocuSign E-Signature Land Gorilla 2018-08-31 Seth Welborn Land Gorilla, a construction loan management software provider, announced the availability of DocuSign’s e-signature solution through its cloud-based software. Land Gorilla states that, DocuSign, integrated with Land Gorilla’s Construction Loan Manager will streamline construction lending workflows by “reducing the friction in closings, improve draw processing times, and provide a better customer/builder experience” for financial institutions.,Land Gorilla Integrates DocuSign E-Signaturecenter_img August 31, 2018 720 Views Sharelast_img read more

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first_img Spain: Start of Valencian summer fruit season “col … Chile: Fruit exports contract in H1 as leading com … U.S. ag secretary tours California avocado grove, … You might also be interested in January 10 , 2019 center_img The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has said the most recent E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce “appears to be over”, it announced in an update this week.The outbreak came to light on Nov. 20, just as people across the U.S. were about to sit down for Thanksgiving dinner. The CDC at the time advised that all romaine lettuce should be removed from the supply chain.As of Jan. 9, 62 illnesses were reported from 16 states and the District of Columbia. Some illnesses were also reported in Canada. In the U.S., California, New Jersey and New York had the highest number of cases. No deaths have been reported in either country.Authorities said the infected lettuce came from coastal growing areas in northern and central California. CDC analyzed water and sediment samples from an Adam Bros. Farming, Inc. farm in Santa Barbara County, which was one of the farms identified in the traceback investigation.”FDA [the Food and Drug Administration] is continuing to investigate to learn more about how the E. coli bacteria could have entered the agricultural water reservoir and ways romaine lettuce from the farm could have been contaminated,” the CDC said.”The FDA is able to confirm that Adam Bros. Farming, Inc. has not shipped romaine since November 20, 2018. Romaine lettuce from Adam Bros. Farming, Inc. linked to this outbreak is no longer available for sale.”FDA continues its investigation of farms identified in traceback. Miraculous mangoes: How the fruit is advancing pla … last_img read more

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first_imgairlinesEmiratesPrague To meet demand, Emirates has launched a second daily flight between Dubai and Prague, operated by a Boeing 777-300ER with a capacity of 360 seats. The new flight will accommodate three classes on board, with eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie-flat seats in Business Class and 310 spacious seats in Economy.Flight EK137 leaves Dubai at 15:30 and arrives in Prague at 19:55. The return flight EK138 leaves Prague at 21:35 and arrives in Dubai at 05:30 the following day. The new flight route complements the existing daily schedule operated by an Emirates A380, which currently departs Dubai at 08:35 as EK139 and lands in Prague at 13:00, and returns as EK140, departing Prague at 15:55 and landing in Dubai at 23:50.IMAGE: Emirates flight EK137, operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, arriving in Prague on July 1last_img read more

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Laucala Island the luxurious private island locat

first_imgLaucala Island, the luxurious private island located in the Fijian Pacific archipelago, is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Nilsson as Managing Director.Peter is a seasoned Swedish hospitality executive with 25 years of experience in leadership roles at luxury hotels and resorts in Asia, Indian Ocean, western and eastern Europe and on-board ocean-going cruise ships. He joins Laucala from the Ritz-Carlton hotel company in Malaysia and has held positions of General Manager, Group General Manager and Managing Director at leading international hospitality chains such as Soneva’s prestigious Six Senses Group, Hilton Worldwide under the Conrad brand, Centara Hotels & Resorts flagship resort in Hua Hin, Thailand and Anantara Hotels and Resorts.Peter describes himself as an ‘island aficionado’ and has lived and worked in and around some of the most beautiful beach destinations and resorts of the world. In his spare time he enjoys travelling extensively discovering new cultures, photography, scuba diving, marine biology and alpine skiing.Laucala Island, owned by Austrian businessman Dietrich Mateschitz, co-founder of the Red Bull energy drink company, is an all-inclusive private island consisting of 25 villas, five restaurants and bars, a private airport, 18-hole championship golf course, 8 horses, a fleet of 14 marine vessels and a world-renowned spa; the only private island in the world to encompass such facilities. Laucala Island is a member of Leading Hotels of the World. appointmentsfijiLaucala IslandResortlast_img read more

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The Arizona Cardinals have allowed 24 quarterback

first_imgThe Arizona Cardinals have allowed 24 quarterback sacks intheir first seven games this season, a mark that’s the5th-worst in the league.Quarterback Kevin Kolb has been bludgeoned on a weeklybasis, and now his status for Sunday’s game against St.Louis is in doubt with a case of turf toe he sufferedearly in last Sunday’s loss to Baltimore.One interesting note on the Cardinals’ pass blocking woes;they’ve faced an elite pass rusher in each of their sevengames. Another interesting/troubling note; every singleoneof those elite pass rushers has registered at least onesack. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away In week one, it was Carolina’s Charles Johnson (1 sack).Then it was Washington’s Brian Orakpo and Seattle’s ChrisClemons (each 1 sack). Osi Umenyiora of the Giants,Minnesota’s Jared Allen and LaMarr Woodley of Pittsburgheach dropped the passer twice. And of course, we sawBaltimore’s Terrell Suggs wreak havoc in the Arizonabackfield, sacking Kolb once in addition to his plethoraof disruptive defensive plays.On Monday, head coach Ken Whisenhunt hinted at changes onthe offensive line for this week’s game against the St.Louis Rams.“We gave up too many sacks, that’s a problem, that’ssomething we’ve got to address,” Whisenhunt said.That’s the good news. The bad news is, no matter wholines up in front of the Cardinals’ quarterback on Sundaythere’s another disruptive pass rusher on his way to town,St. Louis defensive end Chris Long.Long, the four-year veteran who was the 2nd overall pickin the 2008 NFL Draft, has six sacks on the year and iscoming off a 3-sack performance in the Rams’ improbable31-21 win over New Orleans.And considering the way the elite pass rushers have faredagainst the Cardinals, it’s also bad news Arizona stillhas to face Philadelphia’s Jason Babin and Cullen Jenkins,San Francisco’s Aldon Smith (twice) and Dallas’ DeMarcusWare, who all currently rank in the top six in sacks inthe NFC. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkecenter_img Top Stories Comments   Share   D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’last_img read more

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The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo It seemed gutsy at the time, even a little reckless, but the 36-year-old calmly knocked it through the uprights to tie the game at 16 with 1:14 remaining in the game. The University of Phoenix Stadium crowd was sent into a state of pandemonium and it appeared that once again the Cardinals would find a way win.Little did the 12-year veteran know that just over a minute later he would get another chance to play the role of a god walking among mere mortals, as Arizona looked to pull off the impossible.After the Cardinals stopped the Bills on three straight run attempts following Feely’s field goal, the offense marched 33 yards down the field — aided by a defensive holding call and 28-yard catch by Larry Fitzgerald — to the Buffalo 20-yard line.You’d think 38 yards to win the game would be nothing for the veteran kicker, after all he had just kicked the longest field goal in franchise history. But in a game that has more twists and turns than a John Grisham novel, Feely’s potential game-winner hit the left post sending the game to overtime.“I’ll have to watch the film,” Feely said following the loss. “They got a little push and a hand on it. But, I don’t think I’ve had a kick blocked or deflected since 2006. It’s been a long time.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments   Share   Just as is the case in life, the game of football can change in a matter of moments, seconds really.Heroes can become goats, goats can become heroes, and round-and-round the cycle goes.Ask Cardinals’ kicker Jay Feely, he now knows all about this cruel cycle following the team’s 19-16 overtime loss against Buffalo.Down by three points and faced with a fourth down at the Bills’ 44-yard line, Ken Whisenhunt elected to trot out Feely for a game-tying, 61-yard field goal attempt instead of keeping his offense on the field. A John Skelton interception in the extra session set up the Bills’ game-winning score. And it was Buffalo’s kicker Ryan Lindell that walked off the field the hero, not Feely.“You go from feeling on top of the world to about as low as you can feel,” said Feely. “When you have an opportunity and you don’t come through, regardless of how it happened, as a group we have to make a 38-yard field goal.” Arizona Sports 620’s Craig Grialou contributed to this report – / 19last_img read more

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Early Monday it seemed like a given that Carson Pa

first_imgEarly Monday it seemed like a given that Carson Palmer would be the Arizona Cardinals’ next quarterback. A trade between Arizona and Oakland was being worked out, and with the Raiders motivated to move the veteran, a deal appeared likely.Well, not so fast, according to CBS NFL insider Jason LaCanfora. Carson Palmer trade not finalized. Things “hit a snag” according to a source. Unsure if it can be overcome at this point …— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 2, 2013 USA Today reported Palmer’s Arizona deal would pay him $8 million in 2013, and would involve the teams swapping late-round picks in 2013 along with the Cardinals parting with another late pick. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories AZ and OAK have been deep in talks with Palmer working on restructured salary with the Cards, pushing towards a deal. stay tuned— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 2, 2013last_img read more

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Andre Ellington burst onto the scene in 2013 to be

first_imgAndre Ellington burst onto the scene in 2013 to become a big-time weapon for the Arizona Cardinals. A sixth-round pick out of Clemson, he saw his role grow over the course of the campaign, finishing with 652 rushing yards, 371 receiving yards and four total touchdowns. His 5.5 yards per carry was best among qualified players, and his success led Cardinals coach Bruce Arians to declare that not only would the offense be built around the running back, but that Ellington could expect to receive 25 to 30 touches per game this season. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comparing Ellington to Charles, who is one of the best running backs in the NFL, is likely enough to get Cardinals fans plenty excited for what may be to come in 2014. Lucky for them (and all of us), players report to training camp Friday, with the first practice coming Saturday at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires That may be a bit of an exaggeration, but the point is clear: Ellington is primed for a big season. And for that reason, Aaron Schatz, in an ESPN Insider piece listing the Top 25 NFL breakout prospects in the league, placed the Cardinal first.The Cardinals primarily used two running backs last season. One of them, veteran Rashard Mendenhall, averaged a dismal 3.2 yards per carry with a minus-10.2 percent DVOA. But running behind the same line, seventh-round rookie Ellington averaged 5.5 yards per carry with 17.5 percent DVOA. Now Mendenhall is gone, and Ellington is the starter and a clear workhorse for the Cardinals. We were worried about Ellington coming into the NFL, since he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.61 seconds at 199 pounds, leading to a speed score of just 88.1. However, he may have just been having a bad day; that time improved to 4.51 at his pro day, for a better speed score of 96.1. And he’s certainly shown great speed getting to the edge so far in his NFL career; perhaps his speed just shows better running laterally instead of running straight ahead on a track with no blockers or defenders. Much like the similarly sized Jamaal Charles, Ellington is a great receiver as well as runner. He can catch passes out of the backfield, but can also be split out wide or used on bubble screens. Last season, he caught 39 passes for 371 yards, nearly 10 yards per catch with 22.3 percent DVOA. Ellington’s not going to average 5.5 yards per carry every season, but he’s definitely a potential star in the making.center_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   “DVOA” is a rating system created by FootballOutsiders that is meant to, according to the site, “break down every single play of the NFL season to see how much success offensive players achieved in each specific situation compared to the league average in that situation, adjusted for the strength of the opponent.”last_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact In all, Ginn averaged 10.65 yards per punt return and 18.95 yards per kick return, while catching 14 passes for 190 yards.The highlight of his season was a 71-yard punt return for a touchdown that lifted the Cardinals past the New York Giants in Week 2. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img The Arizona Cardinals have released wide receiver Ted Ginn, Jr.The move will save the Cardinals $2.5 million on the 2015 salary cap. The Cardinals signed Ginn last offseason to a three-year, $9.75 million contract with the expectation that he would serve as their primary threat in the return game as well as bring speed to the wide receiver group.However, while he was the team’s main kick and punt returner, he was not particularly effective in either role, and his spot as the team’s third receiver was taken by rookie John Brown early in the season. Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

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Also new for 2017 each of the 32 Walter Payton NF

first_imgAlso new for 2017: each of the 32 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominees will wear a helmet decal this week recognizing his selection for the prestigious honor.Here’s the helmet of Cardinals deserving #WPMOY Patrick Peterson. pic.twitter.com/jJ6rqHDSBD— Mark Dalton (@CardsMarkD) December 8, 2017 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories New tradition starting this week: active players who have won Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year will wear special jersey patch for rest of career.Here is the one @LarryFitzgerald will wear. Other active past winners: Drew Brees, Thomas Davis, Jason Witten & Eli Manning#WPMOY pic.twitter.com/PiWPtWiYXC— Mark Dalton (@CardsMarkD) December 8, 2017The other active winners are Eli Manning (’16), Thomas Davis (’12), Jason Witten (’12) and Drew Brees (’06). Manning and Fitzgerald were co-winners last season. Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is among a handful of active NFL players who have won the league’s Walter Payton Man of the Year award, which recognizes excellence both on and off the field.And now, Fitzgerald will wear that award as a badge of honor — literally — as players who have won the prestigious award will have a patch on their jerseys for the remainder of their careers. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 3 Comments   Share   As Cardinals senior vice president of media relations Mark Dalton points out, this year’s nominees from each of the 32 NFL teams will also get a special Walter Payton sticker for their helmets. This year’s Cardinals nominee, Patrick Peterson, has the sticker shown below: Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter Etihad Airways will

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Etihad Airways will introduce sweeping new baggage policy enhancements in conjunction with the launch of its new Fare Choices tariff structure, effective for tickets issued on or after 14 September 2015, providing more choice and clarity to its guests.The new policy has been introduced to respond to individual customer needs with greater flexibility and to more closely align Etihad Airways with other Etihad Airways Partner airlines. The changes will provide greater benefits to guests, with increased rewards for Etihad Guest loyalty programme members.Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways Chief Commercial Officer, said: “In line with industry best practice, we are moving to a fair and transparent baggage concept. Our new Fare Choices are an easier way for guests to understand what they are paying for, offering clearer pricing, and the flexibility which best suits their travel plans. This also applies to their baggage requirements.”Most routes will now operate on a piece concept basis. This means that customers are entitled to one, two, or three bags, depending on their Fare Choice, route, and Etihad Guest membership status.As part of the policy change, the cost of excess baggage will be dramatically cut on the majority of fares. On some routes the cost of buying an additional 23kg piece of baggage will be reduced by up to 90% with a further reduction of up to 30% if pre-purchased directly with Etihad Airways up to 24 hours before travel.Members of Etihad Guest, Etihad Airways’ award-winning loyalty programme, will especially benefit from the new baggage concept, as higher tier members now receive an extra bag or additional weight allowance depending on the market and route.New baggage policy highlights:Increased allowance for Economy Value and Economy Freedom guests on certain routes from 30kg to two pieces of baggage at 23kg per bag – a total allowance of 46kg.On selected routes, the Economy Class allowance has been increased for all fare choices from 30kg to two pieces of baggage at 23kg per bag.In premium cabins on certain routes, the allowance has been increased from 40/50kg to two pieces of baggage at 32kg per bag.Etihad Gold and Platinum members will receive one extra piece of baggage at 32kg on piece concept routes, compared to 15kg and 20kg respectively previously.For piece concept markets, Etihad Silver members now receive a minimum of 2 bags of 23kg.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter Starwood Hotels Reso

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterStarwood Hotels & Resorts has announced that it has closed on the sale of The St. Regis Florence and The Westin Excelsior Florence to Nozul Hotels & Resorts, the owner of The Gritti Palace, Venice and W Doha Hotel, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Jaidah Holdings for €190 million.Starwood will continue to operate the hotels under the St. Regis and Westin brand flags under new long-term management agreements.The St. Regis Florence was originally built in 1432 by Filippo Brunelleschi and is considered to be one of the most significant buildings in the city for its artistic and historical value. The hotel on the banks of the Arno River was converted from A Luxury Collection Hotel to a St. Regis Hotel in November 2011. It features 99 guestrooms, including 19 suites, approximately 603 square metres of meeting space, the Iridium Suites Spa My Blend by Clarins and three restaurants and lounges.Partially renovated in 2014 and again in 2016, The Westin Excelsior Florence features 171 rooms, including 15 suites, approximately 529 square metres of meeting space, a WestinWORKOUT fitness centre and two food and beverage outlets, including the rooftop bar and restaurant SE-STO on Arno.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter In 2016 Châteaux Hô

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterIn 2016, Châteaux & Hôtels Collection offers travellers properties in almost 500 destinations in France and Europe, ranging from charming hotels to gourmet restaurants. Selected for their charm and individuality, 45 new addresses combining eating well with sleeping well have been added to the collection.For city break enthusiasts, Châteaux & Hôtels Collection now boasts two new addresses in Barcelona, a little gem in Rome in the heart of the historical centre and a property that has just opened its doors in Brussels. Guests looking for some time out are quite simply spoilt for choice: lush green English countryside, the charm of the Italian Dolomites, the vineyards of Emilia Romagna, the peace and quiet of the plain of Flanders or the North Sea in Belgium.La Collection 2016 encompasses new destinations in France that include designer guest houses, welcoming Parisian hotels and family-run châteaux. These properties round off a selection of addresses that truly reflect the richness of all the regions in France. Since travel would be nothing without the pleasures of fine dining, the 260 Tables de la Collection rank among the finest culinary addresses in the 2016 Collection.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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Related Brits booking cheap flights to Europe this

first_img RelatedBrits booking cheap flights to Europe this EasterBrits booking cheap flights to Europe this EasterThailand holidaymakers not seeking health advice, survey suggestsThailand holidaymakers not seeking health advice, survey suggestsTunisia and Morocco will be ‘big winners’ in short breaks marketMore Brits are expected to book flights to Tunisia and Morocco this year thanks to the restructuring of air passenger duty. People in Britain are booking city breaks to Brussels in large numbers, ABTA – The Travel Association has said.Spokeswoman for ABTA Frances Tuke said that the Belgian capital was proving increasingly popular, while traditional destinations in France and Spain were retaining their favourite status.Suggesting that the exchange rate between the pound and euro was influencing people’s choice of holiday, Ms Tuke said:”We’ve seen a growth in travel to destinations outside the eurozone and we have seen a contraction in the market for western Europe this year but still those destinations are the most popular due to sheer volume.”Recent research from Visa Europe has revealed that 34 per cent of travellers plan on abandoning their traditional two-week break in favour of multiple shorter breaks abroad.A further 21 percent said they plan on going on more holidays this year than they did last year, with the most popular destinations including the USA, France and Greece.Spain, however, emerged as Brits’ favourite holiday country.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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New York New York – Reported by Elite Traveler t

first_imgNew York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineJust in time for the holiday shopping rush, English luxury label Smythson is expanding its retail presence at Barneys to include men’s and women’s accessories, both in five flagship stores and online.This new development sees the addition of the label’s Chameleon collection to select Barneys stores—including a colorway exclusive to the retailer—as well as the timeless Nancy bag line and newer launches such as the Cooper and Emily collections. Men can shop the popular Grosvenor and Gresham collections, offering everything from briefcases to weekenders and small business goods.The participating Barneys stores stocking new Smythson product are Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago and New York (Madison Avenue).Visit www.smythson.com.last_img read more

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Marni is pleased to announce the opening of its ne

first_imgMarni is pleased to announce the opening of its new flagship boutique in the Four Seasons, Macao. The 1,550 square foot store is the first stand out Marni boutique in Macao.The entrance of the shop is flanked by suspended mannequins, which appear unsupported, floating to boost the view of the collection. Signature stainless steel rails undulate down each side, hugging the walls as they pinch inwards, enhancing the sense of perspective. The rear wall provides a strong focal punctuated by an array of fibreglass display boxes, inset with back lighting, while the seamless concrete floor is the ground out of which the shop seems to grow. The light, a warm white glow, is diffused throughout the space and creates a slightly surreal air. The materials and color palettes, tones of warm grey, emphasise minimalist luxury. Polished concrete and high gloss lacquer form the backdrop while pure steel, translucent fibreglass, natural leather and warm light create layers of texture and depth.Consuelo Castiglioni has worked closely with architecture firm Sybarite to create a clean and elegant setting, which provides unexpected and captivating ways of presenting Marni ready-to-wear and accessories collections.last_img read more

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first_img by Mae Anderson, The Associated Press Posted Jun 13, 2018 8:30 am PDT Last Updated Jun 13, 2018 at 9:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Aug. 8, 2017, file photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Disney has made a $52.4 billion all-stock offer for the bulk of Twenty-First Century Fox, including the studios behind the “Avatar” movies, “The Simpsons” and “Modern Family,” along with National Geographic. Marvel would get back the characters previously licensed to Fox, reuniting X-Men with the Avengers. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) After AT&T-Time Warner win, is Comcast-Fox a done deal?center_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Comcast will likely bid for Fox’s entertainment business as early as Wednesday now that a federal judge has cleared AT&T’s $85 billion takeover of Time Warner.If Comcast succeeds in outbidding Disney for Fox, a major cable distributor would control even more channels on its lineup and those of its rivals. There are fears that it could lead to higher cable bills or hinder online alternatives.But U.S. District Judge Richard Leon cleared the AT&T deal Tuesday despite similar concerns. The ruling signalled that federal regulators might have a hard time stopping companies from getting bigger by gobbling up rivals and the content they own.Comcast isn’t likely the only mega-media bid in the works. There will probably be a rush to consolidate.Cowen analyst Gregory Williams said the ruling could unleash “pent up” demand for mergers and acquisitions “across the Pay-TV landscape.”Even if a company doesn’t need to get bigger right away, it might need to do so to prevent a competitor from doing so.Here’s a look at some of the combinations that will transform the media landscape and change how people consume entertainment.FOX WITH DISNEY OR COMCASTDisney has made a $52.4 billion all-stock offer for the bulk of Twenty-First Century Fox, including the studios behind the “Avatar” movies, “The Simpsons” and “Modern Family,” along with National Geographic. Marvel would get back the characters previously licensed to Fox, reuniting X-Men with the Avengers.But Comcast has said it is preparing an all-cash offer that is superior to Disney’s. It will likely to make an offer soon, now that the judge has ruled in AT&T’s favour, without setting any conditions.David Turetsky, a professor at the State University of New York at Albany, warns that the AT&T ruling is based on “specific facts and evidence” that may or may not apply in other cases. Still, many of the circumstances in that case are similar with a potential Comcast bid.For Disney, a successful Comcast bid could make Disney’s planned streaming service less attractive.Wall Street braced for a bidding war. Shares in Fox increased nearly 8 per cent to an all-time high of $43.90. Disney gained more than 2 per cent, while Comcast lost more than 1 per cent in morning trading Wednesday.SPRINT AND T-MOBILEIn April, the two telecom companies announced a $26.5 billion combination. The deal would combine the nation’s third- and fourth-largest wireless companies and bulk them up to a similar size to Verizon and AT&T, the industry giants.The worry is that with just three major carriers, there would be less incentive to keep innovating on prices and service. T-Mobile and Sprint might even raise prices now that they don’t have to try to poach customers off each other.A 2014 attempt to combine fell apart amid resistance from the Obama administration. But the industry is different just four years later. Wireless carriers aren’t just competing with each other, but also with Comcast and others as the wireless, broadband and video industries converge. AT&T is about to get larger with CNN, HBO and other channels from Time Warner. Beyond combining with each other, T-Mobile and Sprint might need its own content acquisition to compete.CBS AND VIACOMCBS has resisted pressure from its controlling shareholder, National Amusements, to merge with Viacom, which also is controlled by National Amusements. The two companies used to be one but separated in 2005.A combination would reunite CBS’s television business with Viacom’s production studios, similar to the arrangements now in place at NBC owner Comcast and ABC owner Disney. (On the flip side, the Fox television network and studios would separate under a deal with either Comcast or Disney.)With Viacom, the $6-a-month CBS All Access streaming service might have a larger library, as Viacom owns MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and other cable networks.VERIZONVerizon, which bought AOL and Yahoo in recent years, could be on the prowl for other entertainment properties. Verizon wants to challenge Google and Facebook in the huge and lucrative field of digital advertising — and having more content could help. There’s speculation that CBS could be a potential target. With its main wireless rival AT&T becoming even more of a content powerhouse, Verizon might feel the need to grow.Cowen’s Williams suggests, however, that rather than buy an entertainment or media company, Verizon might buy a company that bolsters its network or infrastructure. Cable company Charter or satellite TV company Dish are “ideal candidates,” he wrote in a research note.SMALLER MOVIE STUDIOSRumours have long swirled that Lionsgate might be a potential takeover target by anyone from Amazon to Verizon or even a combined CBS-Viacom entity. Nothing has materialized yet for the owner of the “Twilight” and “Hunger Games” franchises. As a smaller studio, Lionsgate needs to get bigger to compete in the current landscape.Similarly, Viacom-owned Paramount studio has been on the chopping block before. After years of troubles, it has recently rebounded with the horror film “A Quiet Place” and comedy “Book Club.” That could make it a lucrative takeover target by a company seeking content creators.last_img read more

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first_img Tantoo Cardinal is seen in this undated handout photo. Acclaimed actress Tantoo Cardinal has been in over 100 screen projects, yet she’s just now enjoying her first leading role in a film. In “Falls Around Her,” which screens Wednesday at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto and opens Friday at the city’s Carlton Cinema, Cardinal plays a renowned Anishinaabe musician who returns home to Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation in northern Ontario to reconnect with the land and take a break. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Amanda Matlovich *MANDATORY CREDIT* AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Over 40 years into her career, Tantoo Cardinal finally stars in leading film role by Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 26, 2019 12:42 pm PDT TORONTO — Acclaimed actress Tantoo Cardinal has been in more than 100 screen projects, yet she’s just now enjoying her first leading role in a film.In “Falls Around Her,” which screens Wednesday at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto and opens Friday at the city’s Carlton Cinema, Cardinal plays a renowned Anishinaabe musician who returns home to Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation in northern Ontario to reconnect with the land and take a break. Tina Keeper plays her sister.Cardinal — who was born in Fort McMurray, Alta., and is Cree, Dene, Nakota, and Metis — says it’s taken over 40 years to be the main focus of a big-screen feature because she can “only advance as far as the consciousness of the creators.”“People are interested in their own stories, and then there’s the aspect of the industry itself, in that the focus is primarily for younger people,” the 68-year-old prolific performer said in a recent phone interview.Cardinal noted she’s not a producer, writer or director, and is “really thankful for people who did go out and gain those skills” so that projects like “Falls Around Her” can happen today.“When I was coming up as a young actor, those roles were absolutely not available. Our filmmakers, some of them had not been born yet, some of them had not the skills yet, some not the opportunities. And also they have struggles being respected with the money and with that place of power.”“Falls Around Her” writer-director Darlene Naponse also worked with Cardinal on 2010’s “Every Emotion Costs” and is an Anishinaabe Kwe from Atikameksheng Anishnawbek.Naponse wrote the part of Mary in “Falls Around Her” specifically for Cardinal, the actress said.“I think the movie came along at a key time, because I was feeling an absolute depletion, because I wasn’t having anything coming in — the good fodder, the energies that you need to stay on top,” said Cardinal, a member of the Order of Canada whose other projects include the films “Legends of the Fall” and “Dances with Wolves,” and the TV series “Frontier,” “North of 60,” and “Mohawk Girls.”“I was just getting by. So (Mary) stepping away from it all and going back to the place of nurturance was exactly what I needed at that time.”Cardinal was excited to tell a story that fosters an understanding of Indigenous culture and touches on important issues through a universal, contemplative tale rather than a historical look-back. “This has been a part of my dream for the vision, all those many years ago,” she said. “There is a need for the majority of society, for one thing, to understand who we really are — because it’s so easy to undermine us and to toss us aside and really consider us not as important as they are or whoever it is, or the system is set up in such a way that we are really kind of third-class citizens…. So much work has to be done to put us in the same room as human beings.”Cardinal also found it fulfilling “to be able to tell the story of every woman, in a sense, but it’s through the strength of who we are as Indigenous women,” she added.“I think that’s what Darlene has really brought forward in a really graceful kind of way. We need more of being in the same room, lots more of it. It’s been, what, hundreds of years?”“Falls Around Her” is just one of many projects Cardinal has on the go these days. Her other new films include “Through Black Spruce,” in theatres Friday, and “The Grizzlies,” opening April 19.She also just finished shooting a pilot for a TV series called “Stumptown” for ABC.And in December she became a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.Watching all the films to vote on before this year’s Oscars gave her a renewed passion for cinema.“I don’t know how much time there was when I wouldn’t go to see movies, I wouldn’t watch movies, because it just hurt too much to see all the roles that I could have been a part of,” Cardinal said.“To watch a movie would just always remind me about how difficult it is for us to be a part of that world of the stories that are being told. And I’ve been forcing myself to say, ‘That’s enough of that. Come on, let’s check this out.’ So the Oscars thing was extremely helpful, and I was so excited about (the nomination for) Yalitza (Aparicio) from ‘Roma.’ To see Indigenous representation like that is really exciting.”Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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August 5 2015We received photos from the opening

first_imgAugust 5, 2015We received photos from the opening of “Past, Present, and Future of Native American Performing Arts”, an exhibition in the Auditorium Lobby at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico from April 29 – May 13. 2015.A panel dedicated to the Paolo Soleri Amphitheater in Santa Fe included prints of two pages from the Paolo Soleri sketchbook #5.Thank you to Daniel Banks, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Theatre and Performing Arts, for organizing the exhibition and for sending the photos.last_img read more

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