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first_imgIMAGE:St. Regis Hong Kong Astro Bar muralMarriott International has announced the expansion of its Asia Pacific luxury portfolio with 13 new luxury properties opening in 2019, across brands including JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis and The Luxury Collection. “Asia Pacific’s luxury travel industry is one of the fastest-growing in the world, driven by markets like China and India. On top of this, global luxury travellers today are seeking more than just the opportunity to indulge, they want experiences that deliver personal meaning and significance,” said Peggy Fang Roe, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “In response, Marriott International continues to grow its footprint and experiential offerings in Asia Pacific, providing highly contextualised and carefully curated experiences, allowing luxury travellers to explore their passions and grow on a personal level,” Fang Roe continued. The Ritz-Carlton continues its growth in Asia Pacific with four anticipated openings. The Ritz-Carlton, Perth, which is expected to open in October, will mark the brand’s return to Australia. The brand is also slated to bring its legendary service and style to key markets in China and India with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Xi’an in June, The Ritz-Carlton, Nanjing in October and The Ritz-Carlton, Pune in September.One of the fastest growing luxury brands in Asia Pacific, JW Marriott continues its expansion by adding five new properties, including the newly opened JW Marriott Hotel Qufu and soon-to-open JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai Pudong in July. The Pudong property will be the first JW Marriott Marquis in Asia, and the third globally. The brand expects to also debut in the Maldives in August.The Luxury Collection continues to make its mark, with the debut of IRAPH SUI, a Luxury Collection Hotel, in Okinawa, in January 2019, and two anticipated hotels in Nanning, China and Kolkata, India. St. Regis also debuted The St. Regis Hong Kong in April 2019. Designed by the award-winning André Fu, the brand’s timeless elegance is brought to life in a modern way through silhouettes representative of the city’s architectural and cultural diversity. asiaaustraliahotelsJW MarriottMarriott InternationalPacificSt RegisThe Luxury CollectionThe Ritz-Carltonlast_img read more

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first_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ For some, like new quarterback Kevin Kolb, it will be the first time playing in the stadium. Whisenhunt believes it’s important for everyone to get a taste of what it’s like playing in front of thousands of Cardinals fans. “We need it [playing in the stadium],” Whisenhunt said. “We have a lot of guys that have never stepped foot in there and that’s coaches too.” With the regular season approaching Whisenhunt believes the home game is just what the Cardinals need to gain excitement for the regular season. “It’s a great opportunity to kick-start it,” he said. “We are only two and a half weeks away from playing there for real.” 0 Comments   Share   For some there is nothing sweeter than playing in front of a home crowd.The Cardinals will get that chance Saturday night in their home preseason debut against the San Diego Chargers.One person who is happy to be back at home is head coach Ken Whisenhunt. “I’m excited to get back to University of Phoenix Stadium,” Whisenhunt said. “I understand that it’s just a preseason game, but it’s a great environment.” Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocationcenter_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

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first_img“Every time he had an opportunity to play he played very well and very consistently,” he said. “I think the Cardinals get a quarterback that they can count on week in and week out.“You’ll get consistent performance out of Kevin Kolb.”As long as Kolb is consistently good things will be OK in the desert, and one would think the Cardinals just need adequate QB play to improve on the five games they won last season and make a run in the substandard NFC West.“I think this is one of the best offseason acquisitions in the National Football League,” Jaworski said. “It automatically brings the Cardinals into a contender position.”That’s because, as Jaworksi said, the 27-year-old brings a lot of skills to his new team.“I think his biggest attribute is he’s smart, the guy understands what the offense should be doing against any specific defense. He’s very good at the line of scrimmage.”So while Kolb won’t make “laser-type throws,” Jaworski said the QB has great anticipation. Oh, and he’s a great leader too.“What you get is a quarterback that the guys will look up to in the huddle, they know that he’s going to get them in the right play,” Jaworski added. “You’re not going to have any wasted plays at the line of scrimmage. “He’ll prepare himself, he’ll prepare the offense.”The only question now is if roughly six weeks is enough time for a QB to prepare for a season with a new team. If Kolb comes out firing on all cylinders the Cardinals could be a very dangerous team.“They’ll be a playoff team out of that division,” Jaworski said. Comments   Share   D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke The Arizona Cardinals are on the precipice of beginning a new season, and they will do so with their third different QB in three seasons.Acquired less than two months ago from the Philadelphia Eagles, Kevin Kolb is expected to not just be better than Derek Anderson, but be an upper-echelon signal caller as well.ESPN’s Ron Jaworski, speaking to Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo, thinks knowing he’s “the man” in Arizona will go a long way towards helping Kolb show what he’s got. Top Stories last_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact H/T to Yahoo! Sports and Cagewriter Top Stories center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Try to keep up with Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald in the offseason — we dare you.Fitzgerald has made news in the past for his numerous overseas humanitarian missions and pleasure travel all over the globe.This offseason, the six-time Pro Bowler is also working in some MMA training with UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson. 0 Comments   Share   last_img read more

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first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories The Peterson-Mathieu tag team (or any pairing on punt returns, for that matter) has yet to be on display through the first four days of training camp.“I haven’t heard too much of it, but it will definitely be exciting to be back there with Patrick,” said Mathieu, who at LSU his last year returned two punts for scores and averaged 15.6 yards per return, fourth-best in the nation.“I mean, I wouldn’t mind being back there with Patrick, I doubt if he’ll let me catch it though,” he said smiling. “I might be just a decoy on that play. I’ve got to work on some blocking.” – / 22center_img GLENDALE — Two is greater than one. But is two better than one?Bruce Arians believes so, especially given the playmaking ability of Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu.The first-year head coach initially discussed the idea of pairing the former LSU teammates on punt returns after the team made Mathieu a third-round pick (69th overall) in the draft back in April.The idea has resurfaced here in training camp. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact “We have the potential to really have three back there if we want with Javier (Arenas) too,” Arians said. “We will have — and especially bad weather days — you always want to have twin safeties to where that ball is not hitting the ground and getting 20 yards a roll on a crappy kick, but the ability that we have with Patrick and Tyrann as special punt returners, yeah, it’s hard to kick away from two of them.”Though which two?Arenas returned punts in each of his first three seasons in the league while with Kansas City. Antonie Cason, the former UA standout, is another option, having gained experience the past three seasons in San Diego.But Peterson is the main option; and in 2011 was the only option.He led the league his rookie season with 699 punt return yards, while tying the NFL single-season record and setting the franchise all-time record with four punt return touchdowns on his way to being named to the Pro Bowl.“I’m all open for sharing punt return duties,” said Peterson, who did not have a return TD last season. Despite teams kicking away from him, he still finished fourth with 426 punt return yards.“I believe it can have a huge benefit for us because all of us can get the ball in the end zone,” he continued. “Now we don’t need to worry about those guys kicking the ball out of bounds when I’m back deep. Those guys are just as dangerous as I am with the ball in their hands.” ErrorOK ErrorOKlast_img read more

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first_img“It will be another good barometer for us,” he said. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments   Share   But it’s better to have to deal with prosperity than a disappointing season, and right now the Cardinals appear to be peaking, though Arians doesn’t believe that to be the case.“I think we’re getting better each week,” Arians said. “I think our best football is still out there; we left way too many points on the field this weekend. “December football is what it’s all about. You want games to matter in December, and that’s what people remember.”As the calendar turns, though, the Cardinals are in good position to be remembered. Up next is a road game at Philadelphia, another team that is in the playoff race but needs to finish strong. It’s a big game for both teams, and offers another chance for the Cardinals to prove that they are a legitimate playoff contender.During their winning streak, they’ve beaten good teams and won on the road, but have yet to beat a good team on the road. Arians, who is confident in his team’s postseason chances because of “the way it feels right now,” knows a win over the Eagles would go a long way toward improving the team’s reputation as well as its postseason chances. center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo TEMPE, Ariz. — Bruce Arians was understandably pleased with how his team played in Sunday’s 40-11 rout of the Indianapolis Colts.“Basically, after watching the film, it was a doggone good outing by everybody, especially defensively,” the coach said Monday. Arians added that the offense should have scored more than it did and noted that the blocked field goal in the first quarter wasn’t good, but overall he had little to complain about. The offense piled up 410 yards behind quarterback Carson Palmer’s fourth-straight good game, and the defense limited the Colts to just 4.3 yards per play. It was a team effort; with the blocked field goal being the only real blemish on what otherwise was a good-looking win. Following arguably his team’s most complete game of the season, Arians said this year’s Cardinals remind him a bit of the Colts team he coached last season as well as some of the Steelers teams he was part of, as far as the camaraderie and willingness to sacrifice for the betterment of the team. And that team, with a 7-4 record and four straight wins, has to be feeling pretty good about itself. One of the challenges they’ll face down the stretch, besides opposing teams, is their own success, because with success comes recognition, and with recognition can come a sense of complacency. Dealing with prosperity is something the Cardinals have not had much experience with, and Arians knows it is a challenge his team faces. “The noise level will get higher, pats on the back and all that stuff,” he said. “You start reading the press clippings and feeling the pats on your back and you open yourself up for disaster.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments   Share   Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling As it turns out, Cooper was surprised at how easy it was for him to go toe-to-toe with the likes of Calais Campbell without any concern for his health or how his leg would respond. He said if you would have asked him during OTAs if there would be some reservations, he would have said yes. But it turned out those concerns went away as soon as the whistle blew. “You’re always a little nervous about what could, would, maybe happen, but I felt pretty good today.”That means from here on out, the story will no longer be about Cooper’s return from a devastating injury. If the steps following his injury went from needing a scooter to get around to being able to walk, and then from being able to walk to being able to run, and from being able to run to doing the movements required of a player at his position, and then leaning on a defensive lineman and pushing people around, he’s finally at a point where it’s all about what he can do on the field.“The next step is to just become a better player.” – / 32 GLENDALE, Ariz. — Jonathan Cooper said he passed a bit of a litmus test when he made it through Saturday’s training camp practice without incident. His next exam came Monday when he put on pads for the first time and got to hit others.He passed that one, too.“I had my ups and my downs, made a few mistakes, but I felt OK,” Cooper said. Cooper is penciled in as the Cardinals’ starting left guard, just as he was last season after the team selected him seventh overall out of North Carolina. He’s working his way back from a broken leg that cost him his entire rookie season, and while no one has doubted his ability or work ethic, there were questions — even from the player himself — about how long it would take to truly get over the injury.last_img read more

LISTEN Michael Bidwill AZ Cardinals President

first_imgLISTEN: Michael Bidwill, AZ Cardinals President The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 0 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The eyes of the sports world are focused squarely on the Valley.With the Super Bowl in town, thousands of fans, celebrities and media members have made their way to Phoenix this week. Those who haven’t are paying close attention to everything leading up to Sunday’s matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots.So, how is Arizona doing in its third time as Super Bowl host?“I think we’ve done an amazing job, we’ve really risen to the occasion,” Arizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwill told Doug and Wolf Friday morning on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM.. “There are so many people that understand this is ‘Team Arizona’ and we’ve all got to get together and do our part to make this the most fan friendly Super Bowl and the best Super Bowl this can be for Arizona. “I think we’ve done it.”With the game located at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, other parts of the Valley have cashed in on Super Bowl fever — which is a big change from the last time the NFL’s championship was decided in Arizona seven years ago.“I think (people) are blown away with what we’re doing in downtown Phoenix,” Bidwill said. “Last time we had the game, it was 2008 and it was a construction zone in dowtown Phoenix. A lot of the owners stayed at the Hyatt, and they weren’t really impressed. The convention center that we’re sitting in today didn’t exist. “I spoke to them last night, we had a dinner party for all the owners and I got a lot of tremendous feedback.”Bidwill singled out Verizon Super Bowl Central, a 12-block area featuring food, entertainment and attractions in the heart of downtown, as a real boon to the state’s hosting efforts.“Our city and our state are shining right now.” Your browser does not support the audio element.last_img read more

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first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Unlike the majority of the season, this time the Cardinals didn’t respond well. Jeremy Lane picked off a Carson Palmer pass on the next Arizona drive which turned into more points by way of a 52-yard field goal from Steven Hauschka.The Cardinals would get their bearings on the next possession, marching 80 yards on 12 plays in 6:09. Palmer would hit Larry Fitzgerald on a 17-yard touchdown pass, but Chandler Catanzaro missed the extra point to make it a 10-6 game.That was pretty much the only Cardinal highlight in what was probably the most lifeless performance since the tail end of the Ken Whisenhunt era.Arians sensed something wasn’t up to snuff in the week of practice leading up to the game.“You lose games on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. You don’t lose them on Sunday, in my opinion,” he said. “We lost this all week in practice.”The Cardinals managed only 232 yards of offense — their lowest total of the season. It’s also the first time they’ve been held to under 10 points in a game since last season. Arizona managed a total of three field goals in two games against Seattle in 2014, but those games were started by quarterbacks Drew Stanton and Ryan Lindley. Even with Palmer, a legitimate MVP candidate, things weren’t much different on Sunday. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories If you’re rooting for the Cardinals to finally break through and win a Super Bowl, you’re probably hoping the players in red and white disregarded that memo.The Seahawks dominated in every phase of the game from the outset, earning a 36-6 victory as their final push into the postseason.The Cardinals don’t possess that same momentum. After winning nine straight games, Arizona (13-3) is now wondering just what the heck went wrong Sunday.“This was a valuable lesson today, because you could see it coming all week,” Arians said. “I think coaches, players, everybody fell into that trap of reading their press clippings that anointed us Super Bowl champions. This was a nice wake-up call.”That wake-up call started early. Seattle (10-6) forced the Cardinals to punt on their first possession, then marched on a 12-play, 88-yard touchdown drive that melted 7:19 off the clock. Running back Bryce Brown punched it in from the 1-yard line to put the Seahawks on the board and set the tone for the entire contest.On the drive, Seattle kept the Cardinals’ defense off balance. Quarterback Russell Wilson went 5-for-5 for 45 yards — the biggest play being a 20-yard completion to tight end Cooper Helfet for 20 yards that gave the Seahawks a 1st-and-goal at the Arizona 1-yard line. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Seattle Seahawks running back Bryce Brown (36) scores a touchdown as Arizona Cardinals linebacker Sean Witherspoon (55) defends during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Comments   Share   “Yeah, I’m pretty disappointed in myself and in us in the way we came out and played,” Palmer, who threw for 129 yards, said. “We got beat. We didn’t play well enough. Sometimes that’s a good thing going the way we had things going. It brings some guys back down to earth and get back to work.“It’s an opportunity to start another streak.”Fitzgerald likened the feel of this loss to the last time the Cardinals were faced with a less-than-important Week 17 matchup before a playoff appearance.“This had a similar feeling to the 33-7 loss to Green Bay (in 2009),” he said. “It’s Week 17 and we are heading to the playoffs, just from a mental standpoint I don’t think we were hitting on all cylinders. We have to get back tomorrow and address this film. Put the things that we did to rest and continue to build on what we have been doing the rest of the season.”In the season Fitzgerald referred to, the Cardinals bounced back from that season-ending loss to the Packers by handing them a 51-45 overtime loss in the Wild Card round the next week.Palmer agrees with his head coach and feels that this could be used as a valuable tool moving forward. GLENDALE, Ariz. — Last week, Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians was adamant that his team would treat Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Seattle Seahawks just like any other game.That sparked some debate locally. While Arians’ edict that his team will go out and play to win every week, regardless of the circumstances, held weight, some fans were concerned that such a philosophy would put important players at risk for injury. – / 39 “We were just a little too tentative, but it’s a great lesson to learn,” he said. “We have a lot of young guys and vets, like myself, that need to step up and make sure that doesn’t happen in the years ahead of us if we’re in that situation again.“That game is over. The regular season is over. Now the fun begins. We’ll be ready to rock.”Cornerback Patrick Peterson also chose to find a silver lining in a decisive loss.“A loss can help in a number of ways. We just want to make sure we that we don’t take that same approach in the playoffs,” he said. “We have to make sure that we have championship practices each and every day. We know how to get that job done, we know how to practice, just this week wasn’t our best.“At the end of the day, we will be back here in front of our crowd in two weeks and we will see what happens then. For the most part, we are still a good football team, we just have to go back to the drawing board and not let those little things to continue to creep up on us.”With the loss (and Carolina’s win over Tampa Bay), the Cardinals are the two-seed in the NFC in the playoffs. According to Arians, they’ll practice three times next week, during the bye, and like the rest of us, watch the Wild Card games and see whom they’ll host at University of Phoenix Stadium in two weeks. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact And of course, the opinionated Dockett already alluded to his decision on his Twitter. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett (90) motivates the fans during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Comments   Share   Nearly 17 months after the Arizona Cardinals released Darnell Dockett, the defensive end is expected to announce his retirement.ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss reported Sunday that one of the team’s best defensive linemen in its history will officially hang up his football cleats Monday. The Cardinals will hold a press conference with Arizona head coach Bruce Arians, president Michael Bidwill and Dockett at 2:30 p.m. on Monday. Dockett, 35, was released by the Cardinals in February 2015 after tearing his ACL during 2014 training camp. He signed with the San Francisco 49ers heading into 2015 but was cut before the regular season.The three-time Pro Bowler tallied 40.5 sacks with the Cardinals, who drafted the defensive tackle in the third round (64th overall) in 2004. Dockett closes his career with 459 career tackles, seven forced fumbles, 14 fumble recoveries and four interceptions.Dockett tied a Super Bowl record with three sacks against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII and earned second team All-Pro status in 2009.Dockett was not only productive but dependable. In each year from his 2004 rookie season to 2013, he played in 16 regular season games all but two years. And in those seasons, the tackle played 15 games. Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires I’m bout to get back voicing my opinions on Twitter now I’m gonna retire so I can really say what I want! #nofilter— DARNELL DOCKETT (@ddockett) July 22, 2016last_img read more

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Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) during an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Johnson responded to his coach’s comments by saying it’s good because it serves as motivation, and then acknowledged that he did make mistakes that need to be corrected.Still, Johnson did run for 45 yards and catch three passes for another 98, giving him 143 yards of total offense on the afternoon. Entering Week 3, he is tied for eighth in the NFL in rushing yards, with 134, and 29th in receiving yards, with 141.While Arians and Johnson may not be impressed by what the running back has accomplished thus far, the same cannot be said for Bills coach Rex Ryan.“Probably equally,” he said when asked if Johnson is more dangerous as a runner or a receiver. “He’s outstanding as a runner when he’s running the football and out of the backfield too. He’s one of those rare guys that can do both.”A third-round pick out of Northern Iowa last year, Johnson really emerged late in the season as a dynamic force. His presence allows the Cardinals’ offense to do so many things, and the runner is quickly gaining a reputation for being difficult to bring down.According to ProFootballFocus, he has an elusive rating of 158.6, which crushes the next closest player — Doug Martin, at 67.2 — with 25 or more carries. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 0 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo TEMPE, Ariz. — Cardinals coach Bruce Arians made sure on Monday to downplay running back David Johnson’s performance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and even went as far as to say that he “played poorly” other than a couple of big plays.In fact, Arians made sure to point out how had it not been for some mental errors by the second-year back, the team would have tallied 100 or so more yards and another two touchdowns. The 6-foot-1, 224-pound runner does it with a variety of quick moves as well as power, and against Tampa Bay gave a couple of defenders stiff-arms that were, in a word, nasty.“I think the best is yet to come,” Cardinals QB Carson Palmer said. “I think he’s really starting to learn how to use that. That’s not something we saw a bunch last year.“I think he’s starting to realize what a weapon it is, what a tool it is. I think he’s such a fast learner and he picks up things so quickly, that I think we’re going to see even better in the games to come. But, there are two that stick out in my mind that are vicious stiff arms, but we’re going to continue to see that.”Ryan, a defensive-minded coach, is well aware of what Johnson brings to the table.“Well I’m glad I don’t have to try and stop him,” he said. “Like I said, he’s an all-around guy, an all-around back, and then you have Chris Johnson behind him. It’s like, ‘Holy cow!’ and then the kid from Clemson (Andre Ellington).“This is a loaded football team. There’s no doubt. You put in the passing attack, so it’s feast or famine. You put eight guys down there; they can throw it all over the place on you. You put seven-man spacing; they can run it all over you. It’s ugly. There’s a reason why that team leads the league in offense.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The Cardinals indeed have a bevvy of weapons on offense, and under Arians they have done a good job of utilizing them. Against Tampa Bay it was actually Chris Johnson who led the team in rushing yards with 54. He also scored a touchdown.While David Johnson is clearly the starter, Chris — who Ryan coached with the New York Jets in 2014 — is someone the defense must worry about, too. Ryan said the running back did a great job for him in the Big Apple, and used the adjectives “unbelievable” and “great” to describe him.He also made sure to note Johnson is not just a speed guy.“No, that’s the thing that’s unusual about Chris,” he said. “Obviously everybody knows the great breakaway speed he has. But he’s a tough cat now, I’m just telling you. He can run it inside as well as he can outside.”Follow Adam Green on Twitter Top Stories read more

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first_imgCheap flights carrier Ryanair will launch 13 new flights from Trapani in Sicily following the announcement it is to base two new aircraft at the airport.From March next year, the airline will launch new flights to Billund, Bratislava, Cagliari, Eindhoven, Genoa, Gothenburg, Ibiza and Karlsruhe, while routes to Krakow, Maastricht, Memmingen, Trieste and Valencia will also be introduced.In addition, Ryanair will increase frequencies on its flights to Brussels Charleroi, Frankfurt Hahn and Dusseldorf Weeze, while routes from Trapani to Bari, Brindisi and Madrid will remain in operation during the winter months.Ida Buonanno, the carrier’s sales and marketing executive, said the new and increased routes will result in approximately two million passengers passing through the Sicilian city each year.”Ryanair is delighted to announce two new aircraft and 13 new routes to/from Trapani from March which will allow Ryanair to deliver more low fares, competition and choice to even more Italian consumers/visitors,” she commented.Earlier this week, Ryanair announced its intention to open its 37th base at Oslo Rygge in Norway from March next year.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedRyanair to launch new flights from Bristol and LiverpoolFrom March 28th, the airline will launch flights to Faro, Gdansk, Palma de Mallorca, Venice Treviso and ValenciaRyanair to launch three new routes from CharleroiRyanair to launch three new routes from CharleroiFlights to Ibiza, Nantes and Pisa on offer by RyanairFlights to Ibiza, Nantes and Pisa on offer by Ryanairlast_img read more

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first_imgSearch for flights to Lyon 1. Rent a bicycle in the city Forget Boris Bikes, Lyon was the first city in Europe to have a bike rental service – and it shows. Wide, safe cycle paths criss-cross the city and the absence of hills make jumping on a Velib the best way to explore. Some of the most picturesque routes run along the city’s two rivers, the Rhone and the Saone. Renting the bikes is simple, even for a short-term visitor; just make sure you check the tyres before you set off.Opening Hours: Bicycle rental is 24 hours in LyonTickets: The first 30 minutes is free of charge. Every 30 minutes after is +€1.Address: The stations are all over Lyon – check out the map to find your closest bikes. 2. Chill in Le Parc de la Tête d’OrAppropriately golden gates welcome visitors to this most heavenly of parks which encompasses a huge boating lake and plenty of space to munch on a baguette and cheese. Just don’t feed the animals at the zoo which, considering it’s free to enter, is home to an impressive collection including zebras, red pandas, and the Instagram-friendly sand cat. Best way to get to the park? By bike, obviously.Opening Hours: 6.30am-10.30pmTickets: FreeAddress: 69006 Lyon, France3. Enjoy the VieuxPass a couple of hours contentedly ambling through the winding alleys of Vieux Lyon (the old town). Hunt down a hidden ‘traboule’ behind a crumbling door. These passageways are native to Lyon and its medieval silk industry but were more recently used by resistance fighters during the Second World War. Munch on a hot Nutella crepe or an ice cream from Glacier Terre adélice as you walk to make the trip all the sweeter.Address: Vieux Lyon 4. Head up to La Basilique Notre Dame de FourvièreThis Sacre-Couer-alike 19th century white basilica dominates the Lyon skyline and is the best way to navigate the city; it’s hard to get lost if you keep what locals call ‘the upside-down elephant’ in sight. Its ornate insides are worthy of admiration but it is the views of the city below that reward the many stairs climbed to reach it. If your legs are sore from all that cycling, a funicular runs up and down the hill.Opening Hours: 7am-7pm dailyTickets: FreeAddress: 8 Place de Fourvière, 69005 Lyon 5. Take in a show in a Roman amphitheatreNext door to Fourvière, go further back in time while visiting the remarkably well preserved Roman amphitheatre. Exploring is encouraged, so sit like an emperor and judge those below, then wander to centre stage and feel the faces of the 10,000 people who once sat here stare back. To see the arena in contemporary use, visit Lyon while Les Nuits de Fourvière is on. A music, dance and theatre festival, it takes place in the amphitheatre and previous guests have included Bjork and Iggy Pop. 8. Get your groceries at Paul Bocuse Les HallesChef Paul Bocuse is Lyon’s grand fromage but if your budget doesn’t stretch to one of his five restaurants, stock up on supplies at this food market like no other. All of Lyon’s top chefs buy their ingredients here and you can too: from patisseries to poissons. Try as many free samples as you can and buy your cheese at Mons, from a former London city accountant-turned-cheesemonger, living the Lyon dream.Opening Hours: 7.30pm-10pm, closes at 1pm on SundaysAddress: 102 Cours Lafayette, 69003 Lyon 6. Go to foodie heaven at a bouchonLyon’s reputation as a foodie paradise has to be tested by trying out Lyonnais cuisine at a traditional bouchon. The menus can be intimidatingly meat-heavy, although quenelles (pike dumplings) are a star of the city’s culinary show. However, it is the cheese that comes with a warning: look out for homemade ‘fromage dangereux’, two years in the maturing, it will more than tingle your tastebuds. Our bouchon recommendation: Café des Federations. You’ll need to book.Opening Hours: 12pm-2pm, 7.30pm-9pmAddress: 9 Rue Major Martin, 69001 Lyon 7. Hang out in Croix RousseIf you are getting flat white or bike shop withdrawals, head to Croix Rousse, the hippest area in Lyon. Ponder some street art, browse the second hand shops and head to Crock N Roll for a croque monsieur with edge. If you’re lucky you may stumble across one of Croix Rousse’s seemingly impromptu flea markets so get ready to haggle in French.Address: La Croix-Rousse, 69004 Lyon More dreamy destinations in France… 14 fabulous places in France: in picturesWe take you on our very own tour de France at its very best – in 14 beautiful photos.Insider’s Guide to Paris GalleriesHunt out Picasso and Matisse in the Pompidou and make sure you read these tips before making your way to the Louvre.Top 8 things to do in NiceBeautiful beaches, boats and people everywhere. Welcome to the Cote d’Azur.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire. How to get to LyonFly direct to Lyon from London, Manchester, Southampton, Birmingham or Edinburgh. You can also catch a connecting flight to Lyon from Jersey, Aberdeen, Cardif, Glasgow, Newcastle or Exeter – search for flights now.Search for flights to Lyon Where to stay on a city break in LyonIf you’re looking for a hostel:There are only 9 rooms in Slo Living Hostel, and the events every night make it perfect for meeting other travellers.If you’re looking for a hotel:The Confluence Apartments are perfect if you’re here on a break away with your better half, or you’re here on business. The suites are comfortable and the location is right next to the Cathedral.If you’re looking for luxury:This is the one that will win you brownie points. Fluffy bathrobes, a rooftop pool and marble bathrooms are just a few of the perks when you stay in Villa Florentine.Search for hotels in Lyon Looking for cheap flights to Lyon? Search now 14. Examine Musée des ConfluencesIf you’ve ever been wowed by Valencia’s museum of science, or you like Gehry’s work, you’ll want to visit the Museum of Confluences just for the architecture. Inside, take a trip through humanity starting with the Big Bang, then examine the bones of T-Rex’ before plunging through societies through the ages. This is one for the kids and adults. Opening Hours: Saturday-Sunday 10am-7pm, closed on Mondays, Thursdays 10am-11pm, Tuesday-Friday 11am-7pmTickets:Address: 86 Quai Perrache, 69002 Lyon 12. Gaze on Lyon’s CathedralCathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, to call it it’s proper name, is a fourteenth century cathedral in the heart of the Vieaux. Time in your visit when they chime the bells on every hour from noon until 4pm, and as entrance is free, you should go inside to marvel at the stained glass windows too. The ‘Rose’ window tells the story of St Jean the Baptist, the saint whom the church was named after.Opening Hours: 8.15am-7.45pmTickets: FreeAddress: Place Saint-Jean, 69005 Lyoncenter_img 13. Go back in time at Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon-FourvièreLyon lies on Roman ruins, and whilst you might enjoy contemporary shows at the ampitheatre n the centre, the Gallo-Roman Museum pays homage to the ancient ruins found in the city. Discover the art, weaponry and treasures of the city of Lughunum – the city of lights – what Lyon was formerly known as. Opening Hours: 11am-6pm, closed on MondaysTickets: €4 per adult, free for under 18sAddress: 17 Rue Cleberg, 69005 Lyon 9. Have a glass on the riverbankThe joke goes that Lyon was built on three rivers: the Rhone, the Saone and the Beaujolais. All year round the Lyonnais enjoy combining the three and lounge on the riverbanks with a bottle. Bring your own and soak up the atmosphere or enjoy the high life aboard by posing on the deck of one of the many docked peniches – barges with bars. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepartReturnCabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 11. Get a little lost in the Museum of Fine Arts of LyonThis is one of the largest collections of European art in the continent, housed in a beautiful eighteenth century convent off Place des Terreaux. Here you can see The Nativity, by Lorenzo Costa, the Crucifixion, by Simo Vouet, and Danae by Tintoretto – all fourteenth century works of Renaissance art. Stroll hand in hand with your favourite person through the paintings and antiquities, working up an appetite for another Lyon’s dinners. Opening Hours: 10am-6pm, closed on TuesdaysTickets: €8 for entry to the museum per personAddress: 20 Place des Terreaux, 69001 Lyon ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedTop 15 attractions and things to do in AmsterdamA radiant girdle of canals, cobbled streets lined with bicycles and flower-boxes, cosy coffee shops…Amsterdam’s charms are many and varied. Start planning your next city break with our tips on what to see and do in Amsterdam.Where to go on holiday in DecemberFancy Christmas abroad this year? Here’s our guide to where’s hot in December when you need a winter escape: the best cities, the greatest events, the sunniest beaches – and the best time to book a cheap deal.Going Solo: 6 trips for lone travellersGoing Solo: 6 trips for lone travellers 10. Fly out of the city to Parc des OiseauxFor a memorable day out, take the short train trip to Villars les Dombes to immerse yourself in the world of birds at Parc des Oiseaux. Even those who arrive as a less-than-enthusiastic ornithologist will be won over by close encounters with a huge variety of birds, some housed in walk-through avaries (some get so close, they land on your head!). End your visit with the mesmerising flying display and guaranteed you’ll leave wanting to purchase the bargainous annual pass to see your new-found feathered friends again and again.Opening Hours: 9.30am-5pmTickets: €18 per adult, €13 per childAddress: RD 1083, 01330 Villars-les-Dombes, France 15. Ice skate at Place BellecourThis central square in Lyon is now a UNESCO World Heritage site, and each winter skaters take to the temporary rink to show off their skills. It’s also a popular place to meet with friends, despite the fact the square is 62,000 m². Gather your group and relax on the square for a few hours, sipping on coffees and eating crepes.Opening Hours: 24 hoursTickets: Free to visitAddress: Place Bellecour, 69002 Lyonlast_img read more

Oracabessa Jamaica – Reported by Elite Traveler

first_imgOracabessa, Jamaica – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazieWith two new airport openings it will now be more glamorous – and easier than ever – to flit in, out and about Jamaica. In conjunction with Island Outpost’s Jakes in Treasure Beach, Lionel Densham Aerodrome opened on December 16th with an event hosted by Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Bruce Golding; and Ian Fleming International Airport, Jamaica’s third international entry point, is set to launch on January 12th, just 10 minutes away from the newly-reopened GoldenEye Hotel & Resort in Oracabessa.Ian Fleming International Airport Jamaica opened its first international airport in February, 1947. At the time Montego Bay Airport (today known as Sangster International) was the lively hub for island-hopping glitterati. Now, a month shy of that airport’s 64th anniversary, the best-loved bolt hole of the Caribbean will receive its third international airport with the launch of Ian Fleming International. The airport will be officially opened by Prime Minister Bruce Golding with a 4pm launch event on January 12th, and will be attended by Fleming’s nieces, Lucy and Kate, as well as Island Outpost founder and music mogul, Chris Blackwell.The airport formerly known as Boscobel Aerodrome has been updated and expanded to accommodate private jets and other small commercial aircraft. It has also received a fitting name change – Ian Fleming was not only a fixture of the area (his Jamaica home is the idyllic GoldenEye Hotel & Resort) but he also helped put Jamaica on the map during the glamorous 50s and 60s. He and good friend Noel Coward would host everyone from heads of state to Hollywood royalty between his own estate and Coward’s nearby cliff-top home, Firefly.Providing quick and easy access to Jamaica’s beautiful North Coast, the launch of Ian Fleming International means that the phrase “Let’s pop down to GoldenEye for lunch and a swim,” is no longer simply wishful thinking! The airport will be able to park six international aircraft with a maximum wingspan of 55 feet (16.8 meters) and maximum length of 65 feet (20 meters), plus three small domestic planes. Also available will be JetA1 and AvGas fuel. Initially, international flights will be limited to private aircraft, with a domestic shuttle service between Jamaica’s other airports set to launch at a future date.Lionel Densham Aerodrome For guests wishing to fly to Jakes, Lionel Densham Aerodrome is a new private airstrip located 10 minutes away from the resort. Exclusively for Jakes guests, it is the first aerodrome in Jamaica to be wholly owned by a resort property, to be used as an amenity for guests. The grass-surfaced strip is 2,300 feet long (701 meters) and is ideal for single-engine light aircraft. Four- and six-seater Cessnas will be available to transfer guests between Jakes and other Island Outpost properties, as well as to and from the main airports at Montego Bay and Kingston.All flights will be private charters and part of a VIP package, which will include a complimentary bottle of champagne and spa treatments. But with rates starting at US$275/night for VIP flight and stay packages, this luxe add-on won’t break the bank! Reservations can be booked through Jakes, or Island Outpost’s central reservations. Guests wishing to land their own planes at Lionel Densham should request permission prior to their stay.The eponymous airstrip pays homage to Jamaica’s first aviator, Lionel Densham – the great uncle of Jakes’ owner Jason Henzell. He was a local eccentric who first came to Jamaica in 1929 while navigating a yacht for some wealthy Americans. When the stock market crashed, so did the yachting job, and Lionel returned to Jamaica with his only sibling, Basil. Lionel was the first person living in Jamaica to own his own plane, but was perhaps a little more famous for his eccentricities. When a friend stopped to find out if he was having engine trouble he said: “Oh no old boy, just frying an egg,” and sure enough that is just what he was doing, with his frying pan balanced precariously on his engine block.last_img read more

Elite Traveler the private jet lifestyle magazine

first_imgElite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine, found worldwide aboard private jets, private jet terminals and other high-end venues, is showcasing gifts perfect for elite travelers this holiday.Under the theme Forever Young, Elite Traveler Fashion Editor Tanya Dukes and Contributing Photographer David Lewis Taylor combined to feature a combination of unique and enticing jewels, cuff links, timepieces and luxury goods, including clutches, fur coats and more.Among the jewelers featured are Aaron Basha, Alex Sepkus, Assael, Bochic, Cassis, Chanel Fine Jewelry, Charles Krypell, Chopard, Creation Baumann, De Beers, Di Modolo, Dior Fine Jewelry, Favero, Garavelli, Gucci, Ivanka Trump, John Hardy, Jude Frances, Judith Ripka, Kwiat, Marco Bicego, Martin Katz, Mikimoto, Mimo So, Pomellato, Roberto Coin, SoHo, Stephen Webster, Tara Pearls, Temple St. Clair, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, Yael Sonia.Cuff links from Stefano Ricci, Alex Sepkus, Creation Baumann, Tom Ford and Trianon while watches from Graff and Leviev provide gift ideas for the man in her life.Cluthces from Devi Kroell, Giorgio Armani, Trussardi while furs from Dennis Basso, Missoni, Roberto Cavalli and Giambattista Valli provide more temptations.The full four-color guide in pdf format can be downloaded HERE.last_img read more

GENEVA – At the Salon International de la Haute Ho

first_imgGENEVA – At the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) luxury watch fair in Geneva last week, Piaget revealed an exquisite collection of high jewelry, and both complicated and gem-embellished timepieces. In addition, it celebrated a special anniversary: 30 years of its most identifiable watch design, the Polo.To mark the occasion, Piaget is introducing its first collection of titanium sport watches, named the Piaget Polo FortyFive. (The number represents both the diameter of the case in mm and the average length of a polo match in minutes.)The Polo FortyFive is available in two models, each offering a silver or black dial. The Automatic version displays a large date at the six o’clock position, has a 72-hour power reserve, is water-resistant to 100 meters and comes on a steel bracelet that is finely adjustable to “summer” and “winter” sizes for the wearer.The Chronograph version displays a small seconds subdial at the six o’clock position, a 24-hour indicator at the nine o’clock position, and flyback chronograph function at three o’clock. It has a 50-hour power reserve and is also available on an adjustable steel bracelet.Pricing will start at $11, read more

TORONTO – A major music festival says it is steeri

first_img TORONTO – A major music festival says it is steering clear of a downtown Toronto venue whose owner has been charged with sexual assault.Organizers for Canadian Music Week say they’ve rescheduled bands tentatively booked at the Smiling Buddha after learning of the case.Festival manager Dave Henry says the festival is “dedicated to providing a welcoming and safe environment.”He said they learned of the allegation recently and “immediately pulled all shows at the venue.” Three CMW showcases had been earmarked for the venue, involving about nine bands.A staff member with the Toronto promoter Collective Concerts said they were also rescheduling shows at the venue but did not elaborate.Toronto police charged Lucan Wai with one count of sexual assault on Feb. 15. Wai said he is “looking forward” to clearing his name.In an emailed statement, he also said that before he was charged, an attempt was made to “extort” money from him and the venue, and that he sent a cease and desist letter to the accuser.CMW, an annual music festival and industry conference, runs from May 7 to May 13.“Our goal has always been to create a fun atmosphere that is respectful and tolerant,” Henry said Wednesday in a statement.The allegation has prompted other bands to scramble for alternative venues.Jafar Hassan says his band Howlin’ Circus is scheduled to play at Smiling Buddha on Monday but is now considering pulling out.“We don’t feel comfortable playing there,” said Hassan.“We’ve been trying to figure out how we can move our show or whether we postpone it. Obviously it’s a shame that it inconveniences the band but I think it’s kind of necessary to show solidarity with people who are brave enough to come out and say something about this.”—With files from Nicole Thompson Canadian Music Week pulls out of venue after owner charged with sexual assault by Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 14, 2018 11:53 am PDT Last Updated Mar 14, 2018 at 12:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

NEW YORK NY – Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer P

first_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music Monday, making history as the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the prestigious prize.The revered rapper is also the most commercially successful musician to receive the award, usually reserved for critically acclaimed classical acts who don’t live on the pop charts.The 30-year-old won the prize for “DAMN.,” his raw and powerful Grammy-winning album. The Pulitzer board said Monday the album is “a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life.” He will win $15,000.Lamar has been lauded for his deep lyrical content, politically charged live performances, and his profound mix of hip-hop, spoken word, jazz, soul, funk, poetry and African sounds. Since emerging on the music scene with the 2011 album “Section.80,” he has achieved the perfect mix of commercial appeal and critical respect.The Pulitzer board has awarded special honours to Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and Hank Williams, but a popular figure like Lamar has never won the prize for music. In 1997, Wynton Marsalis became the first jazz act to win the Pulitzer Prize for music.That makes Lamar’s win that much more important: His platinum-selling major-label albums — “good kid, m.A.A.d city,” ”To Pimp a Butterfly” and “DAMN.” — became works of art, with Lamar writing songs about blackness, street life, police brutality, perseverance, survival and self-worth. His piercing and sharp raps helped him become the voice of the generation, and easily ascend as the leader in hip-hop and cross over to audiences outside of rap, from rock to pop to jazz. He’s also been a dominator on the charts, having achieved two dozen Top 40 hits, including a No. 1 success with “Humble,” and he has even collaborated with the likes of U2, Taylor Swift, Imagine Dragons, Rihanna and Beyonce.His music, with songs like “Alright” and “The Blacker the Berry,” have become anthems in the wake of high-profile police shootings of minorities as the conversation about race relations dominates news headlines. He brought of dose of seriousness to the 2015 BET Awards, rapping on top of a police car with a large American flag waving behind him. At the 2016 Grammys, during his visual-stunning, show-stopping performance, he appeared beaten, in handcuffs, with chains around his hands and bruises on his eyes as he delivered powerful lyrics to the audience.Lamar’s musical success helped him win 12 Grammy Awards, though all three of his major-label albums have lost in the top category — album of the year. Each loss has been criticized by the music community, launching the conversation about how the Recording Academy might be out of touch. “DAMN.” lost album of the year to Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic” in January.The rapper, born in Compton, California, was hand-picked by “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler to curate an album to accompany the ubiquitously successful film, giving Lamar yet again another No. 1 effort and highly praised project.“DAMN.,” released on April 14, 2017, won five Grammys, including best rap album, and the album topped several year-end lists by critics, including NPR, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, BBC News, Complex and Vulture.Finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in music were Michael Gilbertson’s “Quartet,” which debuted last February at Carnegie Hall, and Ted Hearne’s “Sound from the Bench,” a 35-minute cantata released last March.Du Yun, who won the music Pulitzer last year for her opera “Angel’s Bone,” said she was thrilled about Lamar’s win.“‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ got my blood pumping and the video for ‘DNA.’ made me want to make the music I’m making now,” she wrote in a statement. “Freedom of expression is the height of art, and Kendrick Lamar is the embodiment of that freedom.” This cover image released by Interscope Records shows “Damn.” by Kendrick Lamar. On Monday, April 16, 2018, Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music for his album. (Interscope Records via AP) by Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press Posted Apr 16, 2018 12:16 pm PDT Last Updated Apr 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Commercial and critical darling Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzerlast_img read more

by The Canadian Press Posted May 17 2018 748

first_img by The Canadian Press Posted May 17, 2018 7:48 am PDT Last Updated May 17, 2018 at 8:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Penguin Random House Canada CEO Brad Martin retiring Penguin Random House Canada CEO Brad Martin is stepping down and will be replaced by the company’s president and publisher, Kristin Cochrane.The company announced Thursday that Martin is retiring on June 30.Cochrane, who will also join the company’s global executive committee, will become responsible for day-to-day and long-term publishing and business strategy.Penguin Canada and Random House of Canada were brought under the same ownership as part of a 2013 merger between publishers Bertelsmann and Pearson PLC.Penguin Canada’s imprints include Viking, Hamish Hamilton and Allen Lane, while the imprints of Random House of Canada, which acquired McClelland & Stewart in 2012, include Doubleday Canada and Knopf Canada.last_img read more