Eye on the Industry Updates on Tech New Hires

first_img new hires Tech 2019-06-27 Mike Albanese in Daily Dose, Featured, News June 27, 2019 265 Views McMichael Taylor Gray, LLC (MTG) has hired J. Pamela Price as Managing Attorney of South Carolina. She brings with her nearly 30 years of experience representing creditors, mortgage bankers, investors, banks and credit unions with her legal expertise.Price has practiced in the area of real estate transactions, including purchases, refinances, equity lines, construction loans, and foreclosures since 1990. Additionally, she has written title insurance, as an agent, for several major title companies, including Chicago Title, Investors Title, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, and others.The firm said that Price has been a member of the South Carolina Bar Publications Committee since 1990 and is also versed in wills, trusts, and estates.“We’re very excited to have Pamela on board. Her depth of experience, knowledge, and management capabilities will complement our team of seasoned executives,” said January Taylor, Managing Partner at McMichael Taylor Gray.______Rhode Island-based Citizens Bank launched digital tools that aimed to make the home-buying experience seamless and efficient. The new Your Home Rewards from Citizens Bank program, digital loan platform and Citizens One loan servicing mobile app collectively bring new capabilities to bear at each step of the home buying journey, from house hunting to loan repayment.“Buying a home is one of life’s biggest financial and personal decisions, and it can also be one of the most stressful,” said Eric Schuppenhauer, President of Home Mortgage at Citizens Bank. “Creating a digital experience that simplifies the home buying process enables us to alleviate some of its most challenging aspects so our customers can focus on what matters most – finding a place to call home.”Creating more choice for customers as they determine the “when, where and how” that best meets their needs, the suite of solutions allows for a digital or blended human-digital experience. _______Tiffany SizemoreGateway First Bank, one of the ten largest banks in Oklahoma and one of the largest mortgage bank operations in the United States, announced the appointment of Tiffany Sizemore as its Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Officer.In this role, Sizemore is responsible for the development, implementation and enforcement of Gateway’s BSA compliance program and coordination with state and federal regulators on these matters.“We are happy to welcome Tiffany join the team. She has a strong knowledge of banking laws, regulations and operations relative to the Bank Secrecy Act, anti-money laundering measures and related matters,” said Scott Gesell, Chief Administrative Officer of Gateway. “Her strong commitment to ethics and familiarity with regulatory and operational activities make Tiffany a strong asset to the team. We look forward to working with her.” Eye on the Industry: Updates on Tech, New Hires Sharelast_img read more

Risks of Mortgage Loan Defects Dropping

first_imgRisks of Mortgage Loan Defects Dropping Share in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Origination First American Financial Corporation reported that the frequency of defects, fraud, and misrepresentation in mortgage loan applications fell 7% month-over-month in June. June’s report represents a 3.9% year-over-year decline, and the Defect Index is down 21.6% from its peak of 21.6% in October 2013.“The Defect Index for refinance transactions also fell 6.5% compared with the previous month. The overall Defect Index, which includes both purchase and refinance transactions, fell 7.0% compared with last month, but remains 3.9 percent higher than one year ago,” said First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming. “Yet, is declining loan application misrepresentation, defect and fraud risk isolated to a few markets, or is the trend more geographically broad based?” Florida markets claimed four of the top six spots among cities where fraud risk decline the most. Jacksonville led the way with a drop of 15.1%, and was followed by Tampa (-11.5%), Orlando (-11.1%), and Miami (-7.3%). Florida recorded the second highest year-over-year decline in fraud risk, seeing the number fall by 6.7%. “This is a deviation from the norm, as Florida has historically exhibited a relatively greater concentration of fraud risk due to some characteristics of the Florida housing market,” Fleming said. “Florida tends to have a higher percentage of investor-owned properties, which have a higher propensity for fraud risk. Indeed, according to the Defect Index in June 2019, applications for investment properties were 24% riskier than for owner-occupied properties, and applications for multi-unit properties, a popular purchase for investors, were 11% more likely to contain defects than applications for single-family homes.”Nebraska had the nation’s highest increase in decrease frequency at 34.8%. New York was a close second at 25.3%, followed by Pennsylvania at 19.7% and Rhode Island at 19.1%. Joining in Florida among the states with decreases are Arkansas (10.3%), Vermont (5.1%), Utah (4.8%), and Arizona (4%). Buffalo, New York, saw the highest increase in defect risk at 31.1%. Houston, Texas, saw the largest drop in defect risk at 16.7%. center_img Defect Fraud Mortgage Loan Application 2019-07-31 Mike Albanese 2 days ago 116 Views last_img read more

November 09 2018

first_imgNovember 09 , 2018 Argentine blueberries: Country will be “niche” pla … Blueberry uptick drives Camposol’s strong performa … Argentina to send increased blueberry volumes in s … Chilean fresh fruit exports rose by 6.7% year-on-year during the 2017-18 season, driven by China (mainland and Hong Kong) which saw a massive 45% growth.The Chilean Fruit Exporters’ Association (ASOEX) said the total shipments to all destinations during the 2017-18 season reached a total of 2.78 million metric tons (MT), while to China they increased to 390,218MT.The Far East region overall saw 30.7% growth to 626,729MT.”This increase is explained, mainly in Asia and China, by the record volumes reached in cherries and blueberries,” said ASOEX president Ronald Bown.”In the case of cherries, the growth reached 96%, which led this produce item to become, for the first time, the third most exported fruit in Chile.”This growth reflects the great interest that the Asia-Pacific markets have acquired for the fruit export sector, where China has become a key market. We believe that Asia, especially China, will soon be the main market for Chilean fruit shipments.”Meanwhile, exports to Europe rose by 10.3% to 658,711MT during the 2017-18 season. To North America, they declined by 2.6%, although the region remains Chile’s most important market, with a 32% share.”The Chilean fruit industry is looking to diversify exports, promote new markets and niches, as well as open new market destinations”, said Brown.”[But] this does not mean that we will stop supplying traditional markets, since we have established solid relationships and programs with them.”After cherries, clementines registered the second-highest export growth, rising by 53.9% to 63,048MT.”For the second time, apples are the most exported fruit in Chile, since traditionally the country’s fruit exports had been led by table grapes, with volumes that make Chile the leading exporter of table grapes in the world,” said Bown.Photo: Shutterstock.com India: IG International sees rising blueberry sale … You might also be interested inlast_img read more

Bayer faces second US trial over alleged Roundup

first_img Bayer faces second U.S. trial over alleged Roundup … The global blueberry industry gathering in British … California-based The Wonderful Company has announced its intention to use 100% renewable electricity in its U.S. operations by 2025, following a path that began in 2007 with a ground-mounted solar installation.At the time that installation was the the largest privately held single-site solar plant in the U.S., generating nearly 15% of the required energy at its processing facility for almonds and pistachios.The grower-marketer has come a long way since then. In 2013, Wonderful quadrupled its investment in renewable energy, installing rooftop solar panels at its JUSTIN Wines, Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds, and Halos facilities.The Halos project became the largest privately owned single-site solar rooftop in the U.S.As part of today’s commitment The Wonderful Company is joining RE100, a collaborative global initiative led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, uniting more than 160 influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity.”As a responsible steward of the environment, we’ve invested more than $300 million in sustainability research and innovations, clean energy and prudent use of natural resources,” The Wonderful Company chairman and president Stewart Resnick. March 26 , 2019 U.S.: PMA, United Fresh welcome stricter ag water … center_img Chilean clementine season sees greater volumes of … “This is the natural progression of our sustainability efforts and the right thing for us to do as leaders in the agriculture industry.”The company also plans to achieve the feat globally by 2040. The move follows on from Wonderful’s signing of its first large-scale power purchase agreement in January, in partnership with NextEra Energy to build a 23-megawatt solar project, more than five times the size of previousinstallations on 157 acres of fallow farmland at company facilities in California’s Central Valley.Once completed, the project will generate enough clean electricity each year to grow nearly half of the company’s pistachio, almond, and pomegranate crops and bring the company’s global renewable electricity use to approximately 25%.Building on the success of these past renewable energy projects, The Wonderful Company will seek to source the remaining 75% of its electricity from renewable energy projects sited primarily on company land in the Central Valley.Combined with additional off-site renewable energy projects that will maximize emissions savings, and continued investments in energy efficiency, “The agricultural sector is one of the global industries most immediately impacted by the effects of climate change,” said The Climate Group executive director for North America, Amy Davidsen.”As the largest agriculture business to join RE100 to date, we’re delighted to see The Wonderful Company tackle greenhouse gas emissions from the sector by committing to 100 percent renewable electricity, and we encourage all of their peers to join them.” You might also be interested inlast_img read more

In the south of Spain the brutal heat sent temper

first_imgIn the south of Spain, the brutal heat sent temperatures soaring to around 40°C (104°F) each day through Sunday in Madrid.The hottest locations across the country could have temperatures of 42-44°C (108-112°F) these days.The dangerous heat once again expanded its grip across central Europe on Saturday and Sunday.The weekend was forecasted to start with temperatures approaching or reaching 32°C (90°F) in Brussels, Belgium; and Cologne, Germany.It also spread much farther to the north than earlier last week with widespread highs of 27-30°C (80-86°F) across England on Saturday.An increase in humidity will accompany the surging heat, pushing AccuWeather RealFeel Temperatures to near 32°C (90°F) in London.Similar actual highs were registered across southern parts of Norway and Sweden, away from the coast, on Saturday. In Oslo, temperatures can reach 26°C (79°F) on a day when a high closer to 19°C (67°F) is more common.June will end on Sunday with temperatures exceeding 32°C (90°F) for many communities in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic and Switzerland.Relief from Europe’s heatwave on the horizonAs quick as the heat surges back to the north, a storm is expected to sweep welcome cooler air into northern Europe.The more comfortable weather first spread across the U.K., Netherlands, Brussels and northern France on Sunday. It is predicted to sweep the heat out of the rest of northern Europe on Monday and Tuesday.Temperatures are set to return to or under 26°C (79°F) in Paris today.The cooler weather will reach Berlin, Germany; Warsaw, Poland; and Zürich, Switzerland, on Tuesday.Madrid will remain hot these days, but the heat will not be as extreme as in the final days of June. EU-Mercosur trade deal increases risk of banana ov … July 01 , 2019 You might also be interested in European apple production to fall by 20% … center_img State of the Market – Week 24, 2019 … As a powerful heatwave swept across Europe last week, France suffered all-time record high temperatures on Friday, with Gallargues-le-Montueux reaching 45.8°C (114.4°F) in the afternoon, says AccuWeather.As temperatures hit dangerous peaks, France’s national weather service issued the first ever “red” hazardous weather warning for southeastern portions of the country on Friday.A “red” warning is the highest level out of a four-level alert system. It was first put into effect after a deadly heatwave in 2003 claimed 15,000 lives, according to the Associated Press.Meanwhile, in Italy, temperatures soared past 33°C (above 90°F) each day last week.Similar scorching temperatures in Spain even led to a major wildfire near Tarragona in the country’s northeast.About 10,000 acres of forest and vegetation were threatened by the blaze, notes AccuWeather.Regional government officials described it as one of the worst in 20 years; more than 50 people evacuated for their safety.CNN reports that the fire may have been started by an “improperly managed” pile of manure that self-combusted, similar to the threat that wet hay bales pose.Other European nations had no reprieve from the overpowering heat either.Last week, all-time June record highs were set in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic.In Germany, for example, Coschen station (Berlin-Brandenburg) reached 38.6°C (101.5°F). This is less than 2°C lower than its all-time record maximum, set in Kitzingen in August 2015.Temperatures soared to 38.2°C (100.8°F) at Radzyń, Poland, on Wednesday, while Doksany in the Czech Republic, recorded a high of 38.9°C (102°F).Additionally, more than half of the stations in Switzerland recorded new all-time June temperatures on Wednesday.In Spain, site-specific June record highs were also broken in Molina de Aragón and Daroca on Wednesday.Heat to hold firm across France, surge back to Germany and PolandCooler air is currently bringing much-needed heat relief to central Europe. But the heat is holding firm across Spain and France and surged back to the north in the final days of June. Peruvian avocados: Greater early-season volumes ma …last_img read more

AtlantisHawaii

first_imgAtlantisHawaii Yesterday, China Oceanwide announced it has entered into a management agreement with subsidiaries of Kerzner International Holdings Limited, a leading international developer and operator of destination resorts and ultra-luxury hotels, for a new, Atlantis resort in Ko Olina, a 260ha development on the the beach at Oahu.Atlantis Ko Olina will be the first Atlantis resort in the United States, along with the brand’s flagship in Dubai, Atlantis, The Palm and the new icon in China, Atlantis, Sanya Hainan which will open in 2017, as well as The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences in Dubai. Overlooking both the Honu and Kohola Lagoons, the company says “Atlantis will offer a sense of awe-inspiring discovery, encompassing over 26 acres of unparalleled excitement and larger than life experiences, revolutionary water play in Aquaventure Waterpark, The Ambassador Lagoon and The Lost Chambers Aquarium and incredible dining experiences. Already a leading holiday destination, the addition of Atlantis to Ko Olina will continue the area’s transformation as the new centre for entertainment in Hawaii with the addition of this new trailblazing landmark.”Atlantis Ko Olina will celebrate the natural elements of Hawaii’s environment, landscape and architecture and its distinctive heritage and character. With approximately 800 luxurious guest rooms and suites, as well as approximately 524 residences, guests and residents will be able to enjoy a variety of unique amenities, from private gardens and private pools to a variety of cutting-edge experiences to the ultimate Beach Club. Luxury retail boutiques will be curated to offer a wide and interesting selection for shopping pleasure in Ko Olina. The resort will also house an indulgent Spa, introducing traditional and holistic practices fused with modern spa therapies, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness centre. Younger guests will experience their own adventures, from discovering exotic marine life, to culinary lessons, to the latest innovations in technology. In addition, event space will be available for both large and small gatherings, whether for business or for pleasure. Kerzner says it has plans to continue to grow and develop the Atlantis brand globally. last_img read more

At their recent AGM held at The Grace Hotel Sydney

first_imgAt their recent AGM held at The Grace Hotel Sydney, Skål International Sydney elected Walter Nand from Avalon Waterways as its new President.Nand said he was honoured to follow in the footsteps of some of the giants of the travel industry and is looking forward to continuing the initiatives started by Past Presidents as well as developing new ideas to make this dynamic global organization more meaningful and relevant at a local level.Skål International Sydney was established in 1960 with the aim of ‘Doing Business Among Friends’ and is part of Skål International with more than 14,000 members across 354 clubs throughout 82 countries.Skål International Australia has 23 Clubs across all six states and both territories.Register to attend an upcoming Skal International Sydney event here.last_img read more

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first_imgThis is the last chance for agents to secure the best price for their clients on Scenic’s 2019 Europe river cruise Pre-Release that will end on Monday 30 April. Agents are encouraged to book their clients to ensure they get the best price for 2018 before the release of the full brochure.Guests who book by Monday 30 April can enjoy 2019 at 2018 prices across all departure dates plus Fly Free* and save up to $600 per couple with our Early Payment Discount.The 2019 Pre-Release Europe River Cruising brochure is out now. 2019Europepre-releaseSceniclast_img read more

Youll be seeing more of this little guy in the fu

first_imgYou’ll be seeing more of this little guy in the future, following his recent crowning, by Macao Tourism, as its new official mascot, charged with the responsibility of promoting Macao worldwide. The competition to create the new mascot, organised by the Macao Government Tourism Office in conjunction with the Cultural Affairs Bureau and the Cultural Industry Fund, attracted over 110 entries.Designed by Tou Chon Wai, the black-faced spoonbill with hues of red, yellow and blue, is called Mak Mak. The contest was seeking a design that was uniquely Macao, and the winning entry was inspired by the city’s historic whitewashed Guia Lighthouse, the variety of colours suggestive of a European feel.Mak Mak will be used for destination promotions, including on various promotional material, and will make special appearances at different tourism-related events and overseas tourism promotions, including events held in both the Australian and New Zealand markets. MacaoMacao Tourismlast_img read more

Travel Monitors very own Kate Webster has worked

first_imgTravel Monitor’s very own Kate Webster has worked as a travel journalist for the past 5 years, during which time she has sat as editor across travel trade and consumer publications.With a total of 13 years in the industry, covering roles including a travel consultant, corporate consultant, airline reservations and wholesale reservations, Kate found her niche in working in the media side of the industry.This week, Kate discusses all things travel in Talking Travel.What does your job involve?I work under my business Captured Travel Media, freelancing and contracting to a number of roles. These include reporting on travel trade news, covering features, doing interviews and reviews for Travel Monitor; editor in chief across 5 websites including www.capturedtravel.com, www.wherewildthingsroam.com, www.travellingsolo.com.au, www.africaencompassed.com and www.globalsurfsounds.com; consulting as an account manager in Public Relations with Dammerer-Nichols PR and freelancing as a travel writer and photographer.What do you enjoy most about your profession?It is so diverse and varied. Every day is different and every day I seem to learn something new. Obviously, the travel is amazing, and I have had some experiences I only ever dreamed off. Most of all I enjoy the people in the industry and that I meet along the way.What are the biggest challenges for you in your profession? Wifi and connection is one challenge that I struggle with. Deadlines wait for no-one, so I have often found myself in situations where I have driven miles, taken small boats or climbed mountains to get to wi-fi. The rise of the influencer and amateur blogger has also made my job difficult. It is great that people are getting into travel writing and blogging but starting from the bottom and working your way up means doing the hard yards – not just whipping out the credit card to buy your audience. Last of all, I am challenged daily by a list of places I want to visit that never stops growing even when I am ticking many of the places off.What do you think are the biggest challenges the industry faces?The travel industry needs to stay relevant and embrace the changes. There is a place for travel writers and photographers to be of value to businesses in the industry and this goes beyond just a photo on Instagram. Transparency in this is vital. I think burnout is a big problem in this industry too – from travel consultants to hotel staff. I see it a lot. The travel industry is made up of passionate people who do it for the love of it. Sometimes, it is important for a bit of self-love too and have a break.What do you think will be the biggest game changer in the travel industry in the next 12 months’?Hopefully the ban on single use plastic and truly sustainable, eco-friendly practices. As more travellers become conscious of their decisions, this will hopefully put the pressure on the industry as a whole to change. How many travel agencies still hand out plastic ticket wallets? How many hotels are still stocking plastic straws? The industry as a whole needs to get on board with this.Who inspires you most and why?The people I meet when travelling inspire me to no end. Then of course, there is Richard Branson, a man who has always inspired me that the sky (and space even) is the limit when chasing your dreams.Who would you invite on your next holiday if you could choose anyone and where would you go?I would take surfer Mick Fanning and go to Skeleton Bay in Namibia, take David Attenborough with me to the Amazon and my mum to see the pandas in China. You can email Kate at kate@capturedtravel.comFollow Kate’s travels at www.travellerkate.com Captured Travel MediaKate WebsterTalking Travellast_img read more

Qantas has been voted the favourite airline in Aus

first_imgQantas has been voted the favourite airline in Australia for the third consecutive year in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for airlines. Air New Zealand was named Best Airline in the South Pacific and Singapore Airlines was voted #1 in the world for the second year running.“Congratulations to the fifty plus airlines around the globe that won this prestigious award, including Qantas, Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines,” said Bryan Saltzburg, president of TripAdvisor Flights, Cruise & Car. “The airline industry continues to focus on improving the overall flying experience, and these award-winning carriers are at the forefront. Airlines worldwide recognise this Travellers’ Choice award as a huge testament to consumer recognition.”Now in the third year of Travellers’ Choice awards for Airlines, the prestigious 2019 award categories honour 57 airlines in 91 total awards that provide exceptional value and service across the world.Top 10 Airlines in the World1. Singapore Airlines2. Qatar Airways3. EVA Air4. Emirates5. Japan Airlines (JAL)6. Southwest Airlines7. Azul8. Air New Zealand9. Jet2.com10. ANA (All Nippon Airways)Class of Service Global WinnersRecognising airlines that provide excellent service in each cabin· Best First Class: Emirates· Best Business Class: Qatar Airways· Best Premium Economy: Air New Zealand· Best Economy: Singapore AirlinesFor the complete list of Travellers’ Choice award-winning airlines for 2019 CLICK HERE. Travellers Choice AwardsTripAdvisorlast_img read more

Cocky Perhaps Confident Absolutely And thats

first_imgCocky? Perhaps. Confident? Absolutely. And that’s a good thing.Cornerbacks have it tough, as today’s rules are meant to make it more difficult to stop receivers. If Peterson can live up to his potential then he, along with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Adrian Wilson and Kerry Rhodes can form one of the better secondaries in the NFL. He has the size, the tools and the swagger. However, only time will tell if stardom is really in his future. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Well, Peterson has his sights set on a bigger piece of real estate, as he told USA Today.“I don’t want an island,” the fifth overall selection in the second prime-time draft said. “I want a universe.” Expectations are high for Patrick Peterson, and there is hope his addition will give the Cardinals one of the better secondaries in the NFL.On his own, though, people are talking about Peterson in the same way they do New York Jets corner Darrelle Revis, who is so good that he is left to cover receivers without any help. The scenario has been dubbed “Revis Island”, as the only inhabitants are the corner and whatever wideout he is matched up against. Legend has it once you arrive you are rarely, if ever, heard from again. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Comments   Share   What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Top Stories last_img read more

What an MLB source said about the Dbacks trade h

first_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Top Stories You’ll notice a familiar face staring back at you on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week. The publication chose the Arizona Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald as their cover boy for the NFL lockout ending. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation 0 Comments   Share   Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

How will an improved running game help what the of

first_imgHow will an improved running game help what the offense is able to do this year?“That’s one of the most important parts of a passing game is the running game. We’re a heavy play-action team. We do a lot of big play-action shots. We do play-action screens. We can kind of do it all. There’s a lot of different things we can do, but anytime you can effectively run the ball and a defensive coordinator comes in worried about your running back getting loose, it just helps you on the outside in the passing game.”Would you say that last year teams weren’t worried about the running game?“Um, yeah. We’ve spent a lot of time this offseason on the running game, and I think that has a correlation with what we did last year in the running game. The improvements are drastic. You can see it every day in practice, you can see it at night when we go and sit in meetings and watch film. Coach Arians put a huge emphasis on the running game and it’s showed.”What are some of the strengths running the hurry-up offense?“I think anytime you put yourself in that position you’re kind of putting the defense on their heels a little bit and that’s one of the things you’re trying to get away with. Maybe you slow down the pass rush a little bit, maybe you make the defense think a little bit. Shifting formations, motions changes things defensively. It’s one of those deals you just kind of slowly move the chains really kind of eats away at a defensive’s mentality and slows down that pass rush, slows down them maybe reaching schemes and jumping routes.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Coach said 10-year vets get the day off so how will you spend the afternoon?“Well, it’s a mental day but it was a joyous day when he announced that for a lot of guys. That’s the first time he’s done that and guys understand that it’s not a mess-around session this afternoon. Guys understand that if he’s going to do that, you better handle it the right way and the vets that are 10-plus years turn into coaches almost and really bringing the young guys along and not stand in the back squirting each other with Gatorade. It’s time to focus in and help out and not be a distraction. He wouldn’t do that if he didn’t think we were mature enough to handle it and we have a very mature group.” – / 45 What were your thoughts when you heard the team had signed Chris Johnson?“Just excitement. I’ve played against him a number of times. I’ve seen too many highlights — I’ve seen too many highlights against the teams I’ve played on and had to play against him. So, I’m excited to see what he brings to this offense. I think it’s a really, really good fit for him, personally. This is the kind of scheme that he can get put in certain situations where he has mismatch and we’ve got a bunch of guys on the outside you got to worry about and you got to worry about him splitting the gap and taking it all the way. He’s done that a number of times as we all know. So, really just excitement and pretty typical for what happens around here. It seems every year we somehow find a way to sign a guy that you don’t think you can or you don’t think you will. It’s a great place to play, obviously. A lot of guys want to come here and live here and play here and play for this organization. It just makes a lot of sense for a number of reasons for him.”How do you define a successful run game?“The outcome is what matters. It’s not statistical outcome, it’s did you do what you needed to do to win the game on offense and did you win. There’s certain games, there’s certain opponents where we’re not just going to bang our heads against the wall and do what we do. We’re going to do what’s best for us. Some of that’s depending on what’s going on the other side of the ball, the type of offense we’re playing. There’s a big difference between Seattle’s offense and New Orleans’ offense, so some games will dictate more runs, some personnels that we’re playing against will dictate more or less runs, it just depends. It’s really week-to-week with us.” GLENDALE, Ariz. – Quarterback Carson Palmer, now in his third year with the Arizona Cardinals, meets the media several times during training camp.Here, in this space, we’ll highlight many of the key topics and personnel conversations he has with reporters following the morning walk-through.How much do you look forward to playing a full quarter coming up on Saturday against San Diego?“Yeah, very much so. You kind of got a tease last week, just getting a couple seven or eight plays, whatever it was. To get a little bit longer this week, it’s still not enough. No matter how successful the first quarter goes, you always want to go a little bit more. But, it’s a good opportunity for us. A very good defense. I think a very good secondary. They have a good pass rush. They do a lot of things disguising … it’s a really good test for us.” Comments   Share   Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer throws during NFL football training camp, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

The Arizona Cardinals made some roster moves Tuesd

first_imgThe Arizona Cardinals made some roster moves Tuesday.The team announced they signed linebacker Alex Bazzie, cornerback Daniel Gray and wide receiver Chris Hubert, while waiving linebacker Mikey Bart.Bazzie played the last three seasons with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League, where he recorded 83 tackles, 29 sacks and two forced fumbles in 50 career games.The linebacker spent time with the Colts and Panthers this offseason before being released by Carolina on May 30. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactcenter_img 0 Comments   Share   Gray is an undrafted rookie free agent out of Utah State. The corner played his freshman season at Tennessee before going to Utah State where put up 87 tackles, 10 passes defended and an interception in his 27 games.Gray participated in the Cardinals rookie mini-camp in May on a tryout.Hubert is back with the Cardinals after being released on May 10, 2016. During his rookie season, Hubert split time between the Cardinals active roster and practice squad after signing as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Fayetteville State.At Fayetteville State, Hubert had 1,784 receiving yards, with 129 receptions and 19 touchdowns. Top Stories last_img read more

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first_img 0 Comments   Share   Take a walk in Arizona and there’s a decent chance that you’ll see someone sporting a Cardinals shirt or jersey.The usual suspects for whose name appears on the back of those shirts and jerseys are David Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald.The apparel that dons Johnson and Fitzgerald’s pictures and names contribute to the two being the only Arizona players that appear on the NFLPA’s top player sales list, coming in at No. 42 and 49, respectively. Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) runs for a touchdown against the New York Jets as teammate Larry Fitzgerald (11) follows during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The list, which includes sales from March 1 to May 31 of this year, doesn’t just take into account shirt or jersey sales, but instead just about every licensed item that the player appears on.That includes the pictures hanging on the walls in young fans’ rooms and man caves all across the Valley, phone cases, toys, drinkware and much more.The leader in NFL merchandise sales is, of course, Tom Brady. Behind Brady, four Cowboys players appear in the top 10, with four Raiders present in the top 20. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

• Junior Galette says hes still toptier rusher

first_img• Junior Galette says he’s still ‘top-tier’ rusher, wants more chances (ESPN NFL Nation)Galette missed the past two seasons after hurting both Achilles. The fact that he has recovered from that to help has been impressive. But Galette feels he’s capable of more. On Twitter, he has used the hashtag #Free58 when discussing his chances.Friday, December 15• Now dead last in points allowed, Redskins try to fix a faltering defense (Washington Post)The problem for the Redskins’ defense has come during games, when breakdowns in assignments or confusion over responsibilities has led to back-breaking plays by opponents.• Five story lines to follow in Sunday’s Redskins-Cardinals game (Washington Post)With their playoff hopes scuttled, the Redskins can finish no better than 8-8 in Coach Jay Gruden’s fourth season. Sunday’s game against the Cardinals will serve as a test of the squad’s character. Will players show up prepared? • Josh Norman sits out practice; Redskins hope Montae Nicholson can return (ESPN NFL Nation)Norman rested because of a sore knee, coach Jay Gruden told reporters. He did not think it was serious, but they wanted to give Norman a day of rest just to be sure. The Redskins want Norman available for Sunday’s game vs. Arizona to help covering receiver Larry Fitzgerald.Wednesday, December 13• Su’a Cravens cleared to return to football. Will he do so with the Redskins? (Washington Post)Washington Redskins safety Su’a Cravens plans to play football next season.In a statement released Tuesday, Cravens’s agent, Fadde Mikhail, said his client “has received medical clearance to resume all football activities.”The question now is: Will he be suiting up for the Redskins in 2018?• Jordan Reed’s season is over after Redskins place tight end on injured reserve (Washington Post)The oft-injured Reed last played in Week 8 against the Dallas Cowboys and has missed the Redskins’ last six games with a hamstring injury. He finishes the season with just 27 catches for 211 yards and two touchdowns.• Reed’s ‘incomplete’ season fails to pay dividends (Washington Times) The Arizona Cardinals make their first trip to the nation’s capital since 2011 when they visit the Washington Redskins Sunday afternoon at FedEx Field.It’s been even longer since the Cardinals won in Washington. Jake Plummer ran for three touchdowns and threw for two others in a 45-42 win over the Redskins in 1998. Since then, Arizona has lost seven straight to the Redskins in D.C.Washington comes into this game at 5-8 and has lost four of its last five contests, including ugly back-to-back losses to Dallas and the Los Angeles Chargers. Like most teams in December, the ‘Skins are banged up and currently have 14 players on injured reserve, including four offensive linemen and three running backs. Asked last week to give an assessment of Jordan Reed’s season, Redskins coach Jay Gruden shrugged and threw his hands up to the side. It was the human version of this emoji: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯• Here are the reasons why the Redskins won’t be moving on from Jordan Reed this offseason (NBC Sports Washington)His injury history and his 2018 salary cap number of $10.3 million has many wondering if the Redskins will choose to move on from him during the offseason.• Need to Know: Redskins’ offense is having third-down issues (NBC Sports Washington)Last year, the Redskins converted 45.2% of their third-downs. This year, that is down to 34.9%, 27th in the league.• Kirk Cousins And The Offense Trying To Find A Rhythm (Redskins.com)Quarterback Kirk Cousins, who continued to lead his team under center despite the bleak postseason outlook, struggled against the Los Angeles defense, throwing for 151 yards, one touchdown and one interception.• Is it time for the Redskins to test out Colt McCoy? (247Sports.com)With Kirk Cousins and the front office still seemingly at an impasse over his contract, USA Today reporter Lake Lewis makes the case that it could be time to hand over the keys to McCoy to better gauge Cousins’ worth. Fans have been clamoring to see McCoy at various times throughout Cousins’ reign as the Redskins starter, and getting a closer look at him could effectively set the price that the team would be willing to pay for their current starter. • Norman: I’m just trying to get this franchise back to glory days (Washington Times)“I’m just trying to get this franchise back to its glory days,” Norman said. “There’s so many great people that come through here, so many legacies. … Man, they’re so proud, they’re so proud. To let these guys down, it’s gut wrenching to me. It’s hard to take and swallow a pill [of not making the playoffs] because you kind of feel their pain.”• Redskins have home-dirt advantage on Sunday (Washington Times)The ugly condition of the field became a topic of conversation in an otherwise dreadful 20-10 win over the New York Giants — the big brown stain in the middle of the field looking particularly bad in the aerial shots on the national television broadcast.The Redskins, in an email response to questions from the Washington Post, said the condition of the field was a “non-issue.”• Josh Doctson shows glimpses of talent, still must prove he can be top target (ESPN NFL Nation)Doctson’s numbers aren’t gaudy, but some of that stems from opportunities. In his eight games as the starting X receiver, he’s received only 5.1 targets per game. Some of that is on him; some of that is on quarterback Kirk Cousins. • RG III still wants to play, denies narrative of days in Washington (ESPN NFL Nation)Griffin was on several ESPN shows on Wednesday, including First Take and NFL Live. During his appearances he stressed again what he told 106.7 The Fan earlier this fall: that he did not tell then-coach Mike Shanahan before the 2013 season that he wanted only to be a dropback passer and didn’t want to run the zone-read option anymore (multiple sources have said the opposite).• Why ailing Zach Brown has plenty of incentive to keep playing (NBC Sports Washington)Brown is leading the league in combined tackles and, probably, in injuries.The team’s injury report says that he is dealing with four of them—toe, Achilles, and ankle with an illness piled on top of those.• Need to Know: Looking ahead at the Redskins’ 2018 depth chart on offense (NBC Washington)Here is what you need to know on this Friday, December 15, two days before the Washington Redskins play the Cardinals at FedEx Field.Thursday, December 14• Jay Gruden wants struggling Redskins to focus on the future instead of the past (Washington Post)“We cannot — cannot — dwell on the past of the last two games. We can’t,” he stressed after Wednesday’s practice. “You’re going to wallow in it and you’re going to continue to suffer. We’ve got to move on and we will.” “And if we don’t practice better, we’re going to get the same results. Period.”• Need to Know: State of the Redskins, Week 15—Looking for motivation (NBC Sports Washington)It’s been the conventional wisdom that the jobs of Jay Gruden and his staff are safe, barring a complete collapse at the end of the year. Well, after two ugly losses we are 40 percent of the way to a complete collapse.• Wanting increased playing time, Junior Galette intends to pursue free agency, per source (NBC Sports Washington)Galette’s contract will expire once the 2017 regular season ends, and while the 29-year-old pass rush specialist appreciates the Redskins organization and fans, he wants to play.• Redskins deny name change to ‘Redhawks’ after internet hoax (ESPN.com)“This morning, the Redskins organization was made aware of fraudulent websites about our team name,” the statement said. “The name of the team is the Washington Redskins and will remain that for the future.”• James Taylor, candy and a stand-up desk: How Redskins coaches combat the grind (ESPN NFL Nation)Redskins coach Jay Gruden’s day starts around 4:45 a.m. and lasts until nearly 9 p.m. He does his film work early because as the day wears on, many visitors enter his office: players, president Bruce Allen, vice president of football operations Doug Williams. But in those quiet moments later in the day, sometimes staying awake becomes difficult — for Gruden and others. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   • Kirk Cousins and other NFL players say they’d want to take CTE tests while active (Washington Post)Researchers are working on methods to diagnose CTE in living patients, but it currently can only be confirmed through posthumous examinations of brains. However, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins recently said that if a test did exist, he would take it.• It doesn’t matter how poorly the Redskins play. Bruce Allen isn’t going anywhere. (Washington Post)It doesn’t matter that the Redskins are 5-8 this season and 50-74-1 since 2010, Allen’s first full season presiding over the front office. He should have been let go long ago for poor performance that he once tried to counter with the embarrassing assertion that the team was “winning off the field.”• Reed could need toe surgery, Norman misses practice (Washington Times)Reed was placed on injured reserve Tuesday after missing the last six games with a hamstring strain, but the tight end has been dealing with a fractured left toe since the offseason.• D.J. Swearinger stands by comments: ‘It’s not frustration, it’s facts’ (Washington Times)“It’s not frustration,” Swearinger said. “It’s facts. … A lot of stuff has been said about what I’ve been saying, [but] it’s not going to change what I’ve been saying. That’s the facts of it — guys on this team have to practice better. • Gruden was supposed to be steady hand on the wheel (Washington Times)Welcome to the noncompetitive portion of another season gone off the rails. The franchise has suffered back-to-back blowouts and four losses in their last five games. Injuries or not, the team’s effort and preparation have come under fire, raising the temperature under coach Jay Gruden’s seat.• As the Redskins fall, Jay Gruden’s job security comes into question (Washington Times)At various points this season, the Washington Redskins‘ preparation has been called into question. It began as early as training camp when the Redskins offense was out-of-sync to start the preseason.• Gruden seeks to move on, get Redskins prepared for Cardinals (WTOP.com)Gruden fielded several questions on his conference call Monday about preparation, answering that it’s on him, his staff and players to make sure everyone’s “fully ready to play.” The coach says injuries and a revolving roster have presented a challenge for Washington this season.• Jay Gruden sends a mixed message by waving the white flag (NBC Sports Washington)Sometimes a coaching decision is just a coaching decision. Other times, a coaching decision is a message to the team. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling • Redskins make roster moves (Redskins Wire)The team placed Pro Bowl and often-injured tight end Jordan Reed on their Reserve/Injured list along with running back Byron Marshall (hamstring) and linebacker Chris Carter (fractured fibula).Tuesday, December 12• As losses mount, Redskins players question direction of team (Washington Post)Jay Gruden remains focused on the here and now, the next step in the process, the next game at hand. While frustration continues to emanate from his locker room, the Washington Redskins coach merely is trying to hold everything together for a few more weeks.• Jay Gruden taking all the blame for Redskins’ woes sounds familiar (Washington Post)“We have not been competitive, and we weren’t ready to play . . . today,” Gruden said. “And that’s on me and the staff. We have to do a better job of getting these guys ready to play.”• Kirk Cousins thinks his relationship with his receivers is fine, despite Dan Patrick report (Washington Post)After just about every D.C. sports-radio program chewed over this declaration, Patrick later said more: that he was told “some of the receivers have a problem with [Cousins] because he throws them into positions where they could get hurt,” and that he was told this by somebody who attended the Redskins-Cowboys Thursday night game who is not affiliated with the Redskins. Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland said the only receiver that made him feel like a rookie during his first year in the NFL is when he went up against Arizona Cardinals wideout Larry Fitzgerald. That day — Oct. 12, 2014 — Fitzgerald had six catches for 98 yards in a 30-20 win.Breeland said Fitzgerald used all sorts of veteran techniques that he wasn’t sure how to counter at the time. All week long, we’ll take you to Washington to give a little insight into the Redskins’ preparation for a Week 15 matchup against the Cardinals.It’s Behind Enemy Lines.Saturday, December 16• Redskins activate kicker Dustin Hopkins from injured reserve, waive Nick Rose (Washington Post)Hopkins, 27, a fourth-year player out of Florida State, was signed by the Redskins in September 2015. He was placed on injured reserve following the Oct. 15 victory over San Francisco with a right hip injury.• ‘It’s just one big ‘if”: What exactly will the 2018 Redskins look like? (Washington Post)With their playoff hopes scuttled, the Redskins can finish no better than 8-8 in Coach Jay Gruden’s fourth season. Sunday’s game against the Cardinals will serve as a test of the squad’s character. Will players show up prepared?• Week 15 Redskins vs Cardinals Preview: Show up, or get blown up (NBC Sports Washington)Gruden spoke this week that his team cannot “wallow” in the past two losses. If the Redskins are looking back at their lost season, instead of looking squarely at Arizona, another blowout loss is likely to come.• Redskins looking to ‘get out of the doldrums’ against Cardinals (Washington Times) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires A decision made by Redskins coach Jay Gruden late in their game against the Chargers sent a message, a very wrong one, to his players. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_imgMinnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) celebrates with offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur following a 29-24 win over the New Orleans Saints in an NFL divisional football playoff game in Minneapolis, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. The Vikings defeated the Saints 29-24. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) Depending on what happens this weekend with playoff teams, the Cards could start a second round of interviews this upcoming week. Pat Shurmur, Mike Munchak and Steve Wilks could get second interviews. As for Bettcher, it’s possible considering he was recommended by BA.— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) January 13, 2018NFL teams only have a small window to interview candidates still in the playoff picture: From Jan. 22 to Jan. 28, between the championship games and the Super Bowl.Regarding Shurmur, it appears Arizona won’t get that chance.Shurmur, 52, has seen his stock grow due to his mentoring of unheralded quarterbacks such as Minnesota starter Case Keenum. Shurmur has head coaching experience with the Cleveland Browns (2011-12) and as an interim with the Philadelphia Eagles (2015).Minnesota is currently headed to the NFC Championship game after defeating the New Orleans Saints on Sunday with a game-winning play as the clock wound out.In other head coaching search news, the Indianapolis Colts are expected to hire New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels as their next coach, according to Rapoport.McDaniels was not one of the coaches Arizona met with in the first round of interviews. Several of the Arizona Cardinals’ head coaching candidates remain busy with their teams in the NFL playoffs.Among them is Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, but as the clock ticks, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports Shurmur appears headed for another job. The New York Giants are targeting Shurmur to be their next head coach, and he is expected to accept.Shurmur was reportedly a finalist for the Cardinals’ coaching job left vacant by Bruce Arians’ retirement. As one of the nine known coaches Arizona has interviewed, it would expected he would meet with the Cardinals a second time. 64 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

Barnwell proposed that Bucannon who has 61 mill

first_imgBarnwell proposed that Bucannon, who has $6.1 million remaining on his $8.7 million contract this season, would be sent with a 2019 fourth-round pick to the New York Jets in exchange for a seventh-round pick.Related LinksCBS Sports’ La Canfora expects Cardinals to trade Deone BucannonIt’s similar to the Cleveland Browns’ 2017 trade of quarterback Brock Osweiler to the Houston Texans, which Barnwell wrote at the time was “nakedly about getting rid of a contractual albatross.”In that deal, the Browns added a second-round and sixth-round pick to the trade to sweeten the deal for the Texans. In exchange, Cleveland received a fourth-round pick.The trade idea for the Cardinals is based on the same strategy: It’s about Arizona unloading a salary, not the return.Bucannon had been productive under former head coach Bruce Arians and past defensive coordinators, including Jets head coach Todd Bowles, but his struggles to adjust to the play style of new head coach Steve Wilks has made his playing time inconsistent at best.He only played for one defensive snap in Week 3, appeared in 73 percent of them in Week 4, then only four last week despite the Cardinals defense being on the field for 92 snaps total, the second-most in team history. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling It would make sense for the Arizona Cardinals trade linebacker Deone Bucannon, ESPN’s Bill Barnwell wrote Thursday.His article, which presented 11 trade ideas for the Oct. 30 deadline, comes on the heels of a report from CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora that said Arizona is trying to trade the fifth-year linebacker.The contract and recent struggles of Bucannon just make it difficult to find a good landing spot. Top Stories Arizona Cardinals linebacker Deone Bucannon (20) reacts after dropping Dallas Cowboys quarterback Cooper Rush (7) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img Barnwell called the Jets a “logical” landing spot, as Bowles “should be able to find a way to incorporate Bucannon’s unique skill set into one of the league’s more modern defenses.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 37 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Emirates has unveiled

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterEmirates has unveiled refreshed interiors for its Boeing 777 aircraft, including its highly anticipated new first class private suites.With floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and design features inspired by the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Emirates’ new suites take privacy to the next level. Offering up to 3.7 square metres of personal space each, these fully enclosed private suites are laid out in a 1-1-1 configuration.From first class through to business and economy class cabins, all along the walkways, in the washrooms and galleys, the latest Emirates 777 aircraft boasts a multi-million-dollar upgrade that includes newly designed seats and upgraded inflight entertainment systems.Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline said: “The inflight experience is the heart of our brand and service proposition. The new 777 interiors that we are unveiling today is part of Emirates’ ongoing investment to continually raise the bar and exceed our customers’ expectations. Aside from our new fully enclosed private suites, business class features our latest fully flat leather seats with personal mini-bars, economy class seats have adjustable full leather headrests, and the inflight entertainment system has been upgraded for all cabin classes. Throughout the aircraft, our customers will see modern and airy cabins, with painstaking attention to detail evident in design touches such as the textured wall and ceiling panels, lighting features, and more.”On the airline’s new first class product, Sir Tim said:  “Emirates pioneered the first class private suite concept back in 2003, and today it’s the industry benchmark when it comes to first class travel. Over the years we have continually improved on our private suites, adding thoughtful refinements and features. We are very excited about our new fully enclosed suite which is a real game-changer in terms of privacy, comfort, and thoughtful luxury. This is the first time an Emirates product has been so influenced by another luxury brand, but it is a natural fit as both Emirates and Mercedes-Benz have the same unwavering commitment to fine detail, uncompromising quality, and a drive to push the boundaries.”Emirates’ latest first class product gives a nod to the design philosophy of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The collaboration inspired several design details, including the soft leather seating, high-tech control panels, and mood lighting.Extending that trademark in-flight experience to exclusive on-ground services, Emirates and Mercedes-Benz have extended their partnership to provide a fleet of the S-Class cars as part of its complimentary Chauffeur-drive service. Emirates first class passengers arriving or departing in the UAE will enjoy a seamless journey from aircraft to home, and vice versa, in a Mercedes-Benz S-Class car.The latest Emirates 777 aircraft with these new features will enter commercial service on 1 December 2017, making its debut on flights to Geneva and Brussels.Changing the game in first class: key product featuresThe new Emirates 777 First Class cabin interior uses a colour palette of soft greys, cream and champagne, conveying a contemporary, open and airy feel.Created in collaboration with Boeing, Rockwell Collins interior systems, Panasonic, Jacques Pierre Jean Design studio and Seattle-based design firm Teague, each fully enclosed private suite has a floor-to-ceiling sliding door, and combines smart technologies and design to deliver function and comfort. The leather seat reclines into a fully flat bed and can be placed in a “zero-gravity” position inspired by NASA technology, giving a feeling of weightlessness.To ensure all first class customers have a view, Emirates is introducing the industry’s first virtual windows for suites located in the middle aisle. These virtual windows project the view from outside the aircraft using real-time camera technology. In the other suites, binoculars are available for customers who want to explore the sky outside their windows.Passengers can easily communicate with the cabin crew, or request for room service using the video call function. The suites also come with a service window where customers can be served drinks and canapés undisturbed.Emirates has retained and updated the most popular features of its private suites, such as the personal mini-bar for drinks and snacks within each suite, and wireless controls to adjust seating positions, as well as to navigate Emirates’ award-winning inflight entertainment system, ice.Customers can view over 2500 channels of on-demand entertainment on a 81-centimetre Full HD LCD TV screen, or project content from their own devices. The viewing experience includes Bowers & Wilkins Active Noise Cancelling E1 headphones, created exclusively for Emirates by Bowers & Wilkins, to ensure the sound was optimised for the First Class Cabin environment.Each suite is fitted with an inspiration kit, which features a Byredo skincare collection found only on Emirates, Hydra Active moisturising pyjamas, and Bulgari amenity kits.There is ample storage within the suite including an overhead compartment, and a full-length cupboard for hanging clothes. First class clients can also enjoy the dine-on-demand service.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more