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first_imgArizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown (12) makes a catch in the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 in Pittsburgh. The Steelers won 25-13. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires “We haven’t lost our swagger in any sense of the word,” Arians said. “We just know that we’ve identified some problems that we get corrected, and (if) we get in that type of ballgame again we know how to fix them.”And fix them under the national spotlight of Monday Night Football.“When you play in front of your peers and the whole world, it’s the only game on Monday,” Arians continued. “Everybody is watching. It’s the biggest show in TV and the whole world, so, yeah; it’s still huge for every player.” “He had a little setback with his other leg,” Arians said, “but last week he couldn’t play on Friday, and he only caught 200 yards worth, so hopefully it’s the same.”Brown is coming off his best game as a pro. He posted career highs in receptions (10) and receiving yards (196) in last week’s loss in Pittsburgh. His 196 receiving yards were tied for the sixth-best single-game total in team history. While Brown will play, tight end Darren Fells (shoulder) and linebacker Alex Okafor (calf) will not because of injury. Fells got hurt against Pittsburgh and did not practice, while Okafor is missing his second straight game. The remaining inactives include quarterback Matt Barkley, linebacker Shaq Riddick, tackle D.J. Humphries, tackle/guard Earl Watford and nose tackle Xavier Williams.Receiver J.J. Nelson is suiting up for his first action since Week 2, when he suffered a shoulder injury at Chicago.For the Ravens, safety Terrence Brooks (thumb), receiver Breshad Perriman (knee) and tight end Maxx Williams (knee/ankle) are out due to injury. Also sitting are receiver Jeremy Butler, safety Kendrick Lewis, center Ryan Jensen and defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore.The Cardinals are looking to bounce back after their second defeat in three weeks.center_img GLENDALE, Ariz. – No player wants to miss a game, especially when that game is played on Monday night.“I’ll be ready to go,” wide receiver John Brown told reporters Saturday.And he is. The Arizona Cardinals’ second-leading receiver is active despite some concerns ahead of the matchup against Baltimore that a hamstring issue might keep him out of the lineup. Brown explained the hamstring tightened up “a little bit” on him as he was running routes. Brown was limited in practice on Thursday and Saturday, and he didn’t practice at all on Friday; all of which led to him being listed as questionable on the final injury report. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img– / 18 Arizona Cardinals’ David Johnson runs past Carolina Panthers’ Shaq Green-Thompson during the first half the NFL football NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn) By the end of the season Johnson had ascended to the top of the team’s running back depth chart, and was a bright spot in the team’s NFC Championship Game loss to Carolina with 128 total yards and one touchdown.And though his production is not likely to see him rise above the likes of Oakland’s Amari Cooper, Tampa Bay’s Jameis Winston or the Rams’ Todd Gurley with regards to the top award for a first-year player, if NFL.com’s Willie McGinist had a vote, it would go to the Cardinals’ running back.In a piece where a slew of NFL.com panelists made their Rookie of the Year pick, the former linebacker went with Johnson, writing, “opportunity knocked, and David Johnson answered in a major way.”David Johnson started third on the Cardinals’ RB depth chart, but when called upon, he was prepared to carry the load. Johnson did a good job catching the ball out of the backfield and scored a lot of touchdowns. Because of him, the Cardinals had balance down the stretch. They gave him a lot of carries and he held up. He really made a name for himself.He really did.Johnson set a franchise record for total touchdowns by a rookie with 13, and by the end of the season had likely cemented himself not only as the team’s running back of the future, but as a central part of the offense, too. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comments   Share   Top Stories center_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Chances are David Johnson will not win the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year Award, but that does not mean his first NFL season was anything other than a success.The third-round pick out of Northern Iowa ran for 581 yards and eight touchdowns on 125 carries while adding another 457 yards and four scores on 36 receptions. He also impacted the team as a kick returner, amassing 598 yards and one touchdown on 22 attempts. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

TEMPE Ariz — Its fair to say Carson Palmer has

first_img TEMPE, Ariz. — It’s fair to say Carson Palmer has not had the kind of season anyone was hoping for, at least in comparison to the MVP-caliber campaign he put together in 2015.But he hasn’t been terrible, as his 61.3 percent completion percentage, 3,231 yards, 18 touchdowns and 11 interceptions represent.Interestingly, Palmer is actually throwing for more yards per game this season than last, and over his last three games, the veteran has thrown seven touchdown passes against just three interceptions. 0 Comments   Share   What’s changed for the 36-year-old the last few weeks?“The guys around him are all playing better,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said. “And we haven’t had to play from way behind and that’s always when you’re bang, bang, bang, throwing, throwing, throwing, you’re going to throw some interceptions.“But he’s been, for three quarters in most games, he’s been spot on.”Truth be told, outside of a four-interception performance in Buffalo in Week 3 — a game in which all four picks happened in the fourth quarter while the Cardinals were down two touchdowns — Palmer has not really had any terrible games. He has not thrown an interception in five games this season, and has tossed at least two touchdown passes in six outings.Again, not what he did last season, but not awful.“I don’t know, we’ve played well as a group this last week,” Palmer said of why he’s been better. “We weren’t in a situation where we were throwing it the entire second half and down by multiple scores.“And, I think really focused on trying to get the ball out as quick as possible and get it to guys like Dave (Johnson) and let him — there might be somebody open further down the field, but getting the ball out quick and not putting us at risk and giving Dave a chance to get the ball down the field.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Palmer has missed just one game this season, in Week 5 due to a concussion. To him, standing tall in the pocket and withstanding some punishment comes with the territory.“I think every quarterback has something that makes him different from the others,” he said. “I don’t have the 4.3 speed to take off and run and create with my legs, I guess. I’ve always felt one of my strengths was being able to take hits and stay in the pocket and throw it, and it’s something that has gotten me this far and I need to continue to get better at it and be more on platform and more on balance and push through throws more often, because it’s not where it needs to be. I need to continue to get better at it.”Injury updateThe week’s first injury report can be found here, and for the Cardinals, receivers John Brown and Larry Fitzgerald as well as linebacker Markus Golden, safety Tyrann Mathieu, quarterback Carson Palmer, defensive lineman Frostee Rucker and cornerback Tharold Simon did not practice Wednesday.Arians said they will increase Brown’s reps Thursday and then again Friday, following the same pattern they used last week. For Fitzgerald, Palmer and Rucker, it was a scheduled day off for “old guys,” as the coach put it. Top Stories There no doubt has been an adjustment period that has come with the team’s offense moving more toward a David Johnson-centric style, though the change makes sense given just how dynamic a player the running back has proven to be.For Palmer, having that as well as an i nconsistent group of receivers and an offensive line struggling to protect gives ample reason to adjust his game. Instead of constantly looking for the deep ball, which requires him to hang onto it longer and hope one of his receivers will make a play, he is more apt to quickly get rid of it to his running back.Johnson then gets to do what he does best, in making a play, whereas Palmer more often than not avoids taking an unnecessary hit.Palmer has been sacked 34 times this season — tied for second behind Andrew Luck, who has been dropped 36 times — and has been hit countless others.Incidentally, that he has played better over his last three games — including a pair of losses to Minnesota and Atlanta, both games where he took more than his fair share of hits — is something one would not necessarily expect from a quarterback who is approaching his 37th birthday.“He’s tough as nails,” Arians said. “You see guys get happy feet, but he’s rock solid in that regard.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Arians, who said the team will not have two punters active in a game, said it’s not easy to just teach someone the job.“There is a knack to it,” he said. “You have to learn how to spin the laces. First of all, you have to have good hands, soft hands, and then you have to be able to spin the laces and make sure the angle of the ball is exactly right every time.”Can Wile figure it out in time for the Cardinals to feel comfortable with him Sunday in Miami? He will be getting a crash course in holding the rest of the week, though Arians did not sound optimistic that a player could learn how to hold in just a few days.“If he’s done it. Now if he hasn’t done it, it’s going to be real hard to do,” the coach said. “(Ryan) Quigley came in and he had done it. Chandler was very comfortable with what he had to do.”Follow Adam Green on Twitter As for Mathieu, however, the shoulder injury that has kept him out of three of the last four games is still an issue, and Arians is not sure if his player will be back soon.“Your guess is as good as mine,” he said. “Range of motion is a little bit of a problem right now, but the strength is coming back.”But, Arians said, Mathieu still having problems with the shoulder is a surprise.Kicking is great, but can he hold?On Tuesday, the Cardinals added punter Matt Wile to their practice squad.The 24-year-old has appeared in just one NFL game — a few weeks ago for the Falcons against the Cardinals — where he averaged 58 yards on two punts.He was brought in to compete with Drew Butler, who has struggled with inconsistency this season and in last Sunday’s win over Washington had one punt go just 28 yards, but even if Wile is a superior kicker, that does not mean the job will be his going forward.“He never held, so we’ll start working with him as a holder and see what he can do, see if he can get in the mix,” Arians said.For all of Butler’s struggles, Cardinals coaches have maintained he does a lot of things that do not necessarily show up on the box score or during the game. A strength of his is apparently holding for kicker Chandler Catanzaro, and the last thing the Cardinals want to do is have a problem with a hold hurt them during a big kick. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) throws under pressure by Washington Redskins defensive end Trent Murphy (93) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians calls out from sidelines against the Seattle Seahawks in the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer) On how their offensive tackles played“I thought Earl (Watford) played lights out. I was really worried about Cliff Avril, and Earl did a great job on him. All of the guys did a good job on Michael Bennett. He got some pressures. Cliff got a couple around the edge pressures, but we were able to keep the center of the pocket pretty solid. John (Wetzel) played really well.”On what makes his team a difficult matchup for Seattle“Confidence. When you win in a place, you have confidence. Then you win twice, you have a lot of confidence. I think when our guys go up there with Carson Palmer, we feel very confident that we can win the ball game.”On how much Carson Palmer has helped with the changes on the offensive line“He knows how to give a guy confidence and pick him up and not let him worry about failure. That’s what leaders do. He said it last week, ‘You guys are more worried about them than I am.’ He trusts those guys and he knows he’s going to have to get it out of his hand, but he stepped up twice and hit that ball to J.J. (Nelson), and guys gave him great protection.” TEMPE — Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians meets the media the day after every game, often times explaining injury situations as well as anything else he may have seen the day before. This week he met with the media on Tuesday. It was the first time he’s spoken since the win in Seattle.Here in this space, with help from the Cardinals’ media relations staff, we’ll highlight some of the most notable quotes from his session. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Your browser does not support the audio element. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo On the main reason Seattle was able to move the ball in the second half“Early we were rushing the passer and they were running it and it opened up some gaps, which slows down the pass rush. We have to stop the run. Then they were throwing it quicker. We gave up four explosives. One was Pat (Peterson) was looking in the backfield and they got a big one on him, and the play where we had the miscommunication and missed tackle on Jimmy Graham. Those were the big ones, but we still got after the quarterback pretty good. They were throwing a lot more shorter routes too. In which case we have to get our hands up and bat some balls down.”On if the Cardinals offense is throwing quicker due to the makeshift offensive line“Yes and no. I think we’ve probably thrown it deeper the last month than we have all season, more successfully. Obviously the 80-yard pass we were back there holding them. We were holding them in the two-minute drive. But we’ve changed – we’ve always thrown the ball quick. It’s a misnomer that every pass we throw is down the field. Every pass we have somebody that’s going deep, but all the rest of the guys are going short.”On what has helped in throwing deeper the last month “Receivers are playing better, J.J. (Nelson) is healthy, Smoke (John Brown) is healthy; we had him open two weeks ago against New Orleans. The lack of practice, timing, because he doesn’t practice on Wednesday and Thursday, and he didn’t have that gear Carson’s used to seeing him have and he misses him by 16 inches. Those things hurt the deep balls more than anything, and then just not coming down with 50/50 balls.”On if the secondary will look the same even with guys that they pick up this week“Yeah, we’ll see whether or not Trevon (Hartfield), Harlan (Miller), whoever is back there at safety, whether that’s the move. There’s a good chance Coop (Marcus Cooper) will be back, so that could really help out.”On how D.J. Humphries is progressing“He will not play in this game, whether he passes or not. I’m not going to take that chance with his future.”On how tough it is for a corner to transition to safety without working at the position“You better not know what you’re doing, because all he (Harlan Miller) heard was stay deep and he did. That’s what a safety does, and you have to make tackles. Luckily they didn’t break anything to him. But, if you’re listening in the meetings, you should know what everybody does.”center_img LISTEN: Bruce Arians, Arizona Cardinals head coach Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires He began with an opening statement“Hope everybody had a good holiday. Injuries after the ballgame – Tony (Jefferson) has a grade two MCL; he’ll go on IR. Boggsy (Taylor Boggs) has a subluxed shoulder; he’ll also go on IR. We’ll make some roster moves and have all of that to you. Not sure yet which direction we’ll go at safety. Obviously very happy with Harlan (Miller) – probably screw him up if we coach him. Sometimes ignorance is bliss.“We had so many game balls to give out I can’t really name them all – Rodney for blocking the field goal, sack and the great production he had within his 15 plays; Alex Okafor for the great effort on the punt block, Harlan, the offensive line. I thought it was probably one of the best protections we have had in Seattle with that group. We’re looking forward to this week, finishing strong. We’ll have more guys up. Hopefully ones we bring in off the street I’ll know their name. We’ve been there before too. We were playing Kansas City when I was interim coach and a guy got a sack and I had to say ‘what the hell is his name?’ He just showed up on Tuesday. It was Jamaal Westerman, I don’t forget it now, but it was a big play in the game. So those things happen. Looking forward to finish it up and then reflecting back.” On the decision to put Tyrann Mathieu on injured reserve“He just wasn’t ready to play. He was hurting the team as much as taking a chance at hurting him. He just couldn’t play at his level.”On how important it is for Mathieu going into the offseason not having to rehab“It will be the first one in a while so you’d think it would be very important, that he could get a good solid offseason of just working on technique and working on fundamentals.”On D.J. Swearinger playing in Tony Jefferson’s role in Seattle“He did a heck of a job. The communication, all but one play, was fantastic. We had one check that ended up as a touchdown, but it was more of a missed tackle. He played real solid.”On Swearinger matching up against Jimmy Graham quite a bit“That was the matchup anyway, that position, whoever it was – whether it’s zone or man – we didn’t play a hell of a lot of man in that game, so you had to carry him through the zone.”On how Evan Boehm played“He played really well when he didn’t screw up. It’s just blitzes that he turned guys loose up the middle. That happens real fast when you’re at guard. When he was on his guy, he blocked really well.” Comments   Share   On if Boehm’s struggles were more mental than physical“He had three of them. He had three mentals, and two of them were blitzes up the middle where he stayed on the end and didn’t come back inside for the blitzer, and Carson did a good job of throwing it away. The problem one was a big third down at the end of the game when we’re trying to get a first down.”On if they will stick with Evan Boehm at guard this week“Yes.”On if there are common denominators when special teams plays well compared to when they don’t this year“Injuries; kickers, snappers, holders and then injuries. When you take out your top five cover guys and they’re on injured reserve, you’re not going to cover as well. And, the glaring play was the kickoff return in Minnesota.”On if he has coached in the LA Coliseum before“Yes, when the Raiders were there and I was with the Chiefs. Very interesting crowd.”On how Justin Bethel and Brandon Williams played“They did fantastic. Brandon, he got a couple of penalties, but he was battling over there all day. I thought he got a chance for an interception, got OPI and they didn’t call it. Justin may have had his best game as a Cardinal, as far as a defensive back, and looked really good at nickel. He’s a good blitzer. He’s a good tackler, so it’s a good spot for him. It’s just that Ty (Tyrann Mathieu) and those other guys play that position most of the time.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

I regret taking the fourthdown play now It was

first_img“I regret taking the fourth-down play now. It was a bad call and a bad decision,” Arians admitted to 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Paul Calvisi after the game. “I trusted our guys way too much and put the game in their hands at that point. Probably shouldn’t have put it in their hands.”So here was the context.Arians couldn’t trust his receivers. Two plays prior on 2nd-and-6, receiver J.J. Nelson had dropped an out route toward the sideline.Two plays later, it was either trusting his unsteady wideouts or a run game that allowed back Peterson to take 14 carries for just 26 yards, a 1.9-yard per rush average.After making the call and living with the disappointing result, Arians again saw the poor decision on his part snowball with Foreman’s run.“That’s the way it’s been all year. We don’t respond very well to bad things or sudden change,” the Cardinals coach said.“I don’t know if we lost our confidence, but we definitely dropped way too many easy passes,” Arians added. “That led to the fourth-down call again. Two weeks in a row, dropped passes led to me making a fourth-down call that (I) probably shouldn’t have made.” Contextually, Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was between a rock and a hard place.It was 4th-and-1 at Arizona’s own 35-yard line, and the Cardinals still trailed the Houston Texans, 24-21.Six minutes and 33 seconds remained in the game.But Arians kept the offense on the field, rolling the dice that this play would either set up a game-tying or game-winning score or seal his team’s fate.The play-call: A handoff to Adrian Peterson that was met up the middle by Houston defenders. Peterson bounced outside but was greeted by a gang of tacklers for a one-yard loss. With possession handed to the Texans, Houston handed the ball to D’Onta Foreman, who found a lane for a 34-yard touchdown burst, setting the final score in Arizona’s 31-21 loss on Sunday. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories center_img Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, left, argues a call during the first half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) – / 28 30 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Cardinals safety Antoine Bethea will miss the season finale against the Seahawks with a torn pectoral muscle, the team announced on Tuesday.“Whether he requires surgery or not, it’s pretty much up to him at this point in time,” said head coach Bruce Arians.Bethea, who is turning 34 this offseason, has two years left on his contract before becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2020.The 12th-year safety recorded two interceptions and two pass deflections against the Giants on Sunday, and has five total interceptions on the season. Top Stories 2 Comments   Share   Arizona Cardinals strong safety Antoine Bethea is hit by New York Giants tight end Jerell Adams (89) after an interception during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Bethea leads the team in interceptions by three and also ranks sixth on the team in tackles this season.Newly signed linebacker Edmond Robinson will be elevated from the practice squad to take Bethea’s spot on the active roster. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Captain Fazle Ghani

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Captain Fazle Ghani Mian, the pilot at the controls of the first Emirates flight EK600 on 25 October 1985, shares his memories of that historic inaugural service to Karachi, and the subsequent growth of the airline.Emirates’ first aircraft – an Airbus A300 B4 and a Boeing 737 – arrived in Dubai on October 20th on wet lease from Pakistan International Airlines, and Captain Mian was amongst that pioneering team involved in the successful launch.He said: “I came to Dubai on the 1 of October 1985 and met with HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and then Emirates Airline Managing Director Maurice Flanagan and their teams. We discussed the tasks ahead and how we wanted to proceed. On the 18th of October a group of 100 pilots, flight and aircraft engineers, maintenance staff, among others all came to Dubai to initiate the planning stages, and we began test flights from then on to ensure everything would operate to plan.  I was also tasked to train UAE National pilots. They were trained in Dubai and got their commercial licenses from the Civil Aviation Authority in Pakistan.We had some great memories from the first flight. Some of the flight caps were oversized for some of our pilots and they looked quite funny with them on their heads. However, that was a minor detail. We pushed back and took off on time, and this signaled a great achievement for the airline in such a short period of time.”In the 30 year period since those early days recounted by Captain Mian, Emirates has grown to become the world’s largest international airline. Emirates currently serves 147 cities on six continents.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

The Australiabased arm of Viking Cruises has been

first_imgThe Australia-based arm of Viking Cruises has been accepted into the prestigious ranks of Virtuoso partners, a group of more than 1700 suppliers handpicked to provide high-end Virtuoso clients with exclusive benefits with the best products in the luxury travel market.The inclusion of Viking as a preferred partner for Australia and New Zealand will open new sales and marketing opportunities to the region’s luxury travel advisors and their highly desirable clientele.“Virtuoso has a highly selective vetting process for all of its partner suppliers and Viking Cruises has been strongly endorsed by our Virtuoso agency members,” comments Virtuoso APAC MD, Michael Londregan.“With cruising recording remarkable growth in the Australian luxury travel marketplace, we are pleased our Australian and New Zealand advisors will now have access to special amenities, values and experiences that Viking offers exclusively to the Virtuoso network.“Australia and New Zealand are leading markets for cruise travellers worldwide and Viking brings both ocean cruising and river cruising options to our network of advisors who are experiencing record demand. Viking’s international flavour will be of strong appeal for discerning travellers looking to cruise with an international clientele.”Virtuoso’s latest trend data, released earlier this month, has identified cruising as the #1 trend for Australian luxury travellers and they are enjoying a range of ocean, river and adventure itineraries.Viking Cruises Australia and New Zealand MD, Michelle Black, said this was an exciting partnership for the cruise line.“Virtuoso’s acceptance process is incredibly selective, so becoming a preferred partner is a true honour,” Ms Black said.“The reputation Virtuoso member advisors have for outstanding dedication to their clients is a perfect fit with our passion and commitment to delivering an outstanding cruising product.“Viking has a long term relationship with Virtuoso in the US and we are delighted to also now offer Virtuoso clients in Australia and New Zealand memorable experiences whilst on board our award-winning fleet.”last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Scenic Luxury Cruises

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterScenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has confirmed the successful completion of extensive sea trials of Scenic Eclipse, as the vessel moves closer to her official launch on August 15, 2019. The sea trials were held in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Croatia, where the six-star ship has been under construction at the Pula shipyard.“It was a real pleasure to take Scenic Eclipse out to sea for the first time,” said Captain James Griffiths, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours. “Sea trials are a critical milestone in the construction process as it is the first time all the ship systems are operated together and is a key opportunity to confirm the theoretical information from the tank tests and computer modelling. The results from these trials surpassed every expectation.“I have worked extensively with Azipods on other ships like Scenic Eclipse’s, and these sea trials confirmed to me how incredibly versatile and powerful they are, particularly when coupled with our oversized bow thrusters.“I was also delighted with how quiet the ship is. She was vibration free and virtually silent during all our trials, exceeding our expectations in terms of stability, manoeuvrability and performance,” Captain Griffiths added. With sea trials completed, Scenic Eclipse will now undergo the final touches to its interior and exterior and the final training of the onboard teams before the official launch and commencement of schedule of sailings.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

Related More people made redundant opt to go trave

first_img RelatedMore people made redundant opt to go travellingEmployees who are facing redundancy are viewing now as the ideal time to do the travelling they have always wanted to doThe Skyscanner travel glossaryDo you know your praycation from your bakecation from your laycation? A drug tourist from a death tourist?Recession gives rise to ‘grown-up gappers’Recession gives rise to ‘grown-up gappers’ A number of people who have been made redundant are choosing to book flights abroad in order to go travelling, the Daily Telegraph reports.Far from feeling down about losing their jobs, more people are renting out their homes and escaping Britain for a few months to ride out the recession and catch up on seeing the world.There are a number of options for people planning to escape for a few months – from working abroad for a charity to teaching English as a foreign language.According to the newspaper’s ‘Savvy Traveller’, travel has also become a possibility for graduates who are finding it difficult to get a foot on the career ladder.”Travel may also be a solution for new graduates unable to find a start to their career on this summer’s milk round, though funding may be more of a problem and working as you go more of an imperative,” they said.Despite the expected increase in the number of people expected to travel abroad, National Air Traffic Services published figures yesterday (January 19th) that showed a fall of 1.5 percent in the number of flights its controllers handled between 2007 and 2008.Need inspirtation for your travel?Read Skyscanner’s Travel Articles for ideas ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more