What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke PHOENIX – The Arizona Cardinals defense looked lost to start the system as the players struggled to adapt and learn a new system.Things have changed during the season.Back in playoff contention after winning five of their last six games led by a defense that has turned from the team’s weakness into its strength.Defensive coordinator Ray Horton believes it was just a matter of the players buying into the system. If the Cardinals defense can keep making strides and improving, this unit will be a formidable one to face the rest of the season and into the future. Comments Share “They’re just comfortable with what we’re doing and it’s probably a trust thing. They trust me now and I trust them.”“It’s a good balance of understanding and them being in the right place at the right time,” said Horton on the Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf show Tuesday.Horton said the biggest challenge was convincing the veterans to buy into what he was selling.“You have to win over the veterans. They’ve been in the league for awhile. This is a prove it to me league. I have to prove it to them,” said Horton.The hardest player to convince buying into Horton’s system was defensive tackle Darnell Dockett.“Darnell was probably the hardest guy to win over because he’s used to doing things his way. He’s a strong willed man that wants to do it his way but he understands one of us wasn’t going to win and I’m the guy with the hammer so he bought into it,” said Horton.The Cardinals defensive coordinator believes it took Dockett to witness others like Calais Campbell having success to completely buy into the system.“Sometimes that’s all it takes is to see success,” said Horton. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories
The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comments Share Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories But will the duo’s speed result in touchdowns come 2014?That’s the question we at ArizonaSports.com posed to readers Thursday.The majority see plenty of trips to the end zone for the notorious speedsters.Of the 472 voters polled, 50 percent believe Brown and Ginn Jr. will combine for five to eight touchdowns. Another 23 percent of the voters see the tandem catching at least nine from Carson Palmer.There are some detractors, though. Twenty-five percent of those polled, think that marginal production are in Brown and Ginn Jr.’s future to the tune of one to four scores. The Arizona Cardinals have certainly upgraded their wide receiving corps, adding plenty of speed in the process with the veteran Ted Ginn Jr. and rookie John Brown.Although acquired by different means, Ginn Jr., who signed a three-year deal, and Brown, who was taken out of Pittsburg State in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft, certainly provide a dimension to the Cardinals’ offense that was lacking at times during their 10-6 campaign. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling TEMPE, Ariz. — David Johnson has never heard of Doug Russell. He’s not alone, and that’s no surprise. It’s been 81 years since the Pennsylvania-raised, Kansas State-educated Russell led the Chicago Cardinals and the NFL in rushing yards in 1935 with 499 yards in 12 games.That is the second lowest rushing total ever to lead the NFL — including the strike-shortened 1982 season — and it is the last time a Cardinal led the league in rushing. Couple that with opponents’ defensive strategy that is consistently taking coach Bruce Arians’ deep ball away with more safety help over the top, and Johnson could see a steadier diet of carries that is more in line with Elliott’s weekly workload.“I honestly don’t know what the plan is,” Johnson said. “I just go out every day and make sure I’m doing what I can, as far as route-wise, playbook-wise, being up on treatment, making sure my body is ready so that If I do have that many carries I can handle that.”Arians clearly likes what he’s getting from Johnson in the run game, but he is quick to remind everyone that Johnson is just a second-year pro with multiple holes in his game.“Holding onto the ball is the biggest thing,” said Arians of Johnson, who has two fumbles; one lost this season. “And eliminating the one or two mental errors that are costing him from having great games.”Assuming he can stay healthy, Johnson will clearly eclipse Russell’s rushing total like hundreds of running backs have done since, but there is one Russell accomplishment Johnson may find hard to match. On Nov. 27, 1938 against the Cleveland Rams, Russell threw a 98-yard touchdown pass to Gaynell Tinsley. Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) runs as Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald (99) pursues during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo “Geez, that’s a long time,” Johnson said Saturday. “Hopefully, I can get that back for us.”A lot of players would be loath to touch the topic, but Johnson admits it would be a cool accomplishment.“Most definitely!” he said emphatically as the Cardinals prepared for a Monday Night game against the New York Jets’ second-ranked rushing defense (68.4 yards per game). “You dream of doing all that stuff — breaking records, making it to some Super Bowls, being a Hall of Famer. Ever since I was a little kid I’ve dreamed of that and I’ll bet everyone in the NFL thinks about that.”Given the defense Johnson faces this week, and the defenses he will see again in the NFC West against the Seattle Seahawks and the Los Angeles Rams, the path to a rushing title won’t be easy (it never is). Before Sunday’s games, Johnson was third in the NFL with 457 yards on 91 attempts for a 5-yard average. Dallas rookie Ezekiel Elliot was 89 yards ahead of him in first, at 546 yards on 109 attempts (also a 5-yard average), and Tennessee’s DeMarco Murray was second at 461 yards on 91 attempts.There are two factors that could work in Johnson’s favor. Backup Chris Johnson is on IR after suffering a groin injury against the Rams in Week 4. In the four games with Chris Johnson healthy, David Johnson averaged 16 carries a game. In the one game without Johnson (Week 5 in San Francisco), he carried 27 times. “I did it in college (a 36-yarder at Northern Iowa) and I had one last year that I wish I would have thrown,” Johnson said, laughing. “I’ve always said I have a pretty good arm, so we’ll see.”Follow Craig Morgan on Twitter Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Arizona Cardinals receiver Anquan Boldin will call it a career after 14 NFL seasons, ESPN’s Jim Trotter first reported.In a statement, Boldin said he wanted to commit his time to humanitarian work and fight for human rights. He added that his “life’s purpose is bigger than football.” Statement from Anquan Boldin on his decision to retire: pic.twitter.com/z19jekK33R— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) August 21, 2017The news comes as a surprise and three days after Boldin caught a pass for the Buffalo Bills in the team’s preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Top Stories Buffalo Bills’ Anquan Boldin warms up before a preseason NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 8 Comments Share Boldin, the 54th overall pick by the Cardinals in the 2003 NFL Draft, is second in Arizona’s record book with 586 receptions, behind Larry Fitzgerald’s 1,125. Additionally, Boldin is fourth in franchise history with 7,520 receiving yards and holds the second spot for most receiving yards in a single game with 217 yards against the Detroit Lions on Sept. 7, 2003 — his first NFL game.The 2003 Offensive Rookie of the Year — he still holds the NFL rookie record with 101 receptions that season — three-time Pro Bowler and one-time Super Bowl champion also won the 2015 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.He is ninth in NFL history in total receptions (1,076) and 14th in receiving yards (13,779).The 36-year-old spent the first seven years of his professional career suiting up for the Cardinals. He then joined the Baltimore Ravens from 2010-12 before playing for the San Francisco 49ers in 2013-15. Boldin played with the Lions last year. According to Pro Football Focus’ Nathan Jahnke, Boldin recorded 3,495 yards after the catch. That ranks third, behind Wes Welker and Fitzgerald. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
28 Comments Share Mock draft placement: CBS – No. 23, NFL – No. 7, SI – No. 7, PFF – No. 13Mike Hughes, CB, Central Florida(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)Gambo’s insight: He doesn’t have the great experience — he played one year at Central Florida — but was just a dominant player when he was there. He was at North Carolina and left after disciplinary reasons. The Cardinals like Hughes more than Louisville’s Jaire Alexander, similarly to how they liked Haason Reddick more than Rueben Foster last year.Kiper’s analysis: Technique, his footwork, his ball skills, his athleticism are all top-notch. He’s also got tremendous return ability. He could be a lead corner and also help out big-time in the return game. Mike Hughes, on potential alone, is very exciting.Mock draft placement: CBS – not in the first round, NFL – No. 14, SI – No. 15, PFF – No. 31D.J. Moore, WR, Maryland(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)Gambo’s insight: He’s ahead of Calvin Ridley. If they stay at No. 15, this is the value here. He’s the one offensive player in my five. This kid is a stud wide receiver. Great speed, great vertical, 80 catches last year. Holds onto everything. Mock draft placement: CBS – No. 5, NFL – No. 3, SI – No. 3, PFF – No. 3 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Related LinksArizona Cardinals 2018 Mock Draft TrackerExperts believe Baker Mayfield-loving Cardinals will be aggressive in draftMonday starts with the Day 1 players to watch at No. 15 and one honorable mention to keep an eye on in terms of trading up.Here are those six players in the order they were revealed on 98.7 FM’s Burns & Gambo, along with Gambadoro’s insight, ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr.’s draft profile and where that prospect has been selected in the latest mock drafts.Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Gambo’s insight: When you go best player available, this kid is an absolute stud. His coverage ability is second to none. You’ve got a defensive coach in Wilks, you move into a 4-3, he’s a Luke Kuechly type of player. He has those types of leadership skills. He’s that special of a player. He could go as high as No. 6 to Indianapolis. He may not be there at No. 15.Kiper’s analysis: A tackling machine. Sideline-to-sideline defender. Great range. 4.5 speed, can play inside or outside, very instinctive player. He will be the centerpiece, the foundation piece, of your defense.Mock draft placement: CBS – No. 6, NFL – No. 10, SI – No. 9, PFF – No. 12 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Derwin James, S, Florida State(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)Gambo’s insight: Hybrid guy. There’s a ton of teams that are interested in him. He is a special player. He will be one of those guys who will be highly considered at No. 15 if he is on the board, which I think he will be. One of the best defensive backs in the draft.Kiper’s analysis: In that Kam Chancellor mold, only a little bit more athletic. Long arms, tremendous speed under 4.5. Really strong, tremendous athletic ability. This is rare talent for a big safety who kind of plays like a linebacker but has safety skills. This is a talent that really thrives in today’s NFL.Mock draft placement: CBS – No. 15, NFL – No. 24, SI – No. 16, PFF – No. 7Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama(AP Photo/Darron Cummings, file)Gambo’s insight: Unlike James, Fitzpatrick is a guy who can play other positions. Smart player. Ballhawk. I think he’s kind of in that range (of No. 15).Kiper’s analysis: He doesn’t have the explosive athletic testing numbers but on the field with the pads on (he has) great versatility. Can play corner, slot and safety. He’s a true playmaker who goes about his business in a professional manner. Top Stories With Monday marking the start of NFL Draft week, 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s John Gambadoro has released The Gambo 5.If you’re not familiar with the list, Gambadoro narrows down the targets for the Arizona Cardinals to the five players he sees as the most likely for the Cardinals to select in certain ranges of the 2018 NFL Draft. Gambadoro had Haason Reddick in The Gambo 5 for Day 1 in last year’s draft and Budda Baker in the Day 2 edition. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Kiper’s analysis: I’ve been raving about D.J. Moore for the last couple of years. 210-pound, 6-foot receiver with 4.42 speed, 39 and a half-inch vertical jump and 11-inch broad jump, in addition to great productivity. Remember, Maryland used four quarterbacks this past year yet he rarely dropped a catchable ball, was consistent week after week (and) could play in bad weather conditions. Has the punt return skills as well. He could be a go-to No. 1 focal point of a pass offense in the NFL.Mock draft placement: CBS – No. 16, NFL – No. 19, SI – No. 19, PFF – No. 29Honorable mention: Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA(AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Gambo’s insight: If they do make a move to go get a quarterback, it’s not for Baker Mayfield (and) it’s not for Josh Allen because I don’t think those guys are reachable. How far will Rosen fall? Will he go to six? Will he go to eight? Will he go to Buffalo at 12? Can you jump ahead of Buffalo at 12? Those are the things we just don’t know with Rosen.Kiper’s analysis: You look at Rosen, throwing the football — very artistic, throws the tight spiral, throws accurate balls, very catchable balls. In the three, five and seven step drop situations, he’s ideal, he’s pro-ready, all that. The concern with Rosen is two straight years of injury.
Go back to the e-newsletterNow is the perfect time to visit Crown Perth‘s Bistro Guillaume, with the launch of its Espresso Martini – available Monday to Friday for a limited time only.The irresistible 666 Autumn Butter Vodka used in Bistro Guillaume’s Espresso Martini is the world’s first-ever natural butter vodka and, with its silky creaminess and long finish, this Espresso Martini is sure to be unlike anything guests have tasted before. The new cocktail is complemented by stunning outdoor views of Crown Metropol’s resort-pool and a bite from Bistro Guillaume’s new bar menu.Inspired by the stylish neighbourhood bistros of Paris, Bistro Guillaume Perth offers a delectable menu rich with French classics. Served in modern, French provincial dining spaces, with spectacular outdoor views, Bistro Guillaume will transport the senses to a Parisian heaven.The luxurious dining interior at Bistro Guillaume Perth exudes a relaxed feel, encouraging diners to linger long and savour every moment while enjoying acclaimed chef Guillaume Brahimi’s bistro-style cuisine.Go back to the e-newsletter
Go back to the e-newsletterIt was clear from the outset that Fraser Suites was quite rightly excited about its Sydney property turning 10. Guests of the celebration on Wednesday 11 October were greeted by a team of very suave hosts from Trolley’d whipping up cocktails.With Frasers Hospitality’s national conference timed to coincide with the festivities, it was fitting to have all of the key staff from around the country partaking in the celebrations. Fraser Suites Sydney’s manager formally thanked and welcomed all, including loyal clients, staff of the suites and the national team, travel agents and media, including LATTE. One guest has stayed there week-on, week-off for the 10 years the Sydney property has been open.Lord Mayor Clover Moore congratulated the team on a decade of success. Having originally formally opened the property 10 years ago, the Lord Mayor congratulated Fraser Suites Sydney on its style and sophistication of its services, as well as pointing to the architectural integrity and aesthetics of the building, complementing its surrounds and the developments that are going on around it, including the light rail and Cloud Arch.Left to right: Alan Tang, Annette MacAndrew, Mr Choe Peng Sum, Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore, Benjamin Nesbitt, Matthew Rubie, Dr Stanley QuekA short video presentation of well wishers from Frasers Hospitality staff around the world ensured that the Sydney team knew celebration was being recognised and honoured globally. Guests feasted on delectable Asian delights while sipping on cocktails, flowing Moët & Chandon and a selection of beers, while a lively two-piece band made sure the party was in full swing.Go back to the e-newsletter
Go back to the enewsletterSilversea Cruises will offer a new, limited edition, Australian spa treatment aboard Silver Muse during the ultra-luxury ship’s inaugural sailing to the region. The Jindilli Massage, will be available on board the ship when it sails in local waters between January and February 2019.The new Jindilli (a Southern Queensland indigenous term for macadamia) Massage concentrates on the home-grown, medicinal properties of macadamia and eucalyptus oils, which are native to Australia and sourced from the Glass House Mountain region. The full-body massage has been designed with complete relaxation in mind. Guests will unwind and release harboured stress as they breathe in the essence of eucalyptus, known for its soothing properties. This flowering tree from eucalypt forests is blended with macadamia oil to soothe aching muscles and remedy tension build up.The Zagara Spa by Silversea is a sanctuary of bliss, offering guests a variety of relaxing treatments and facilities. Whilst in the Spa, guests can enjoy sweeping sea views through floor-to-ceiling windows, nine treatment rooms, an acupuncture suite, relaxation areas and a dedicated outdoor whirlpool. Invigorating therapies include facials, body wraps and massages. In addition, men’s and women’s saunas and steam rooms offer guests the perfect place to relax, either before a spa treatment or after a workout.“For the maiden call of our ultra-luxurious flagship in Australia, we have designed a truly indulgent massage with our OneSpaWorld partner, inspired by local produce and regional traditions,” says Alessandra Rossi Derubeis, Silversea’s Vice President of On-board Revenue Management. “Using eucalyptus and macadamia oils enables our guests to fully unwind and benefit from the medicinal qualities of typical Australian produce, evoking the essence of the destination.”Silver Muse will make her inaugural sailing to Australia from Bali on 21 December, 2018, arriving in Darwin on 26 December and Sydney on 6 January, 2019. Silver Muse will arrive in Auckland on 19 January, 2019 for her inaugural visit and will then offer a number of sailings between Australia and New Zealand. Maiden ports of call include: Darwin, Cairns, Townsville, Airlie Beach, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Burnie, Port Chalmers, Akaroa, Picton, Napier, Gisborne, Auckland, Tauranga, and Lyttelton.In February 2019, Silver Muse departs on her Grand Asia Pacific Voyage (Sydney to Tokyo – 74 days). Silver Muse will return in 2019/20 and stay for over four months (late November to end of March).Fares for a 16-day cruise from Bali to Sydney, departing 21 December, start from AU$13,500* per person, based on double occupancy in a Vista Suite.*Fares are subject to change and may be withdrawn at any time. Terms and conditions apply.See www.silversea.com.Go back to the enewsletter
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9. Kibune and Kurama, KyotoJust a short train ride north out of Kyoto lies a brace of scenic valleys. There are a network of trails to explore amidst the dramatic scenery, which can normally be enjoyed year round. Kurama village is famous for its temple, Kurama-dera, as well as its hot springs, while Kibune has a flurry of traditional ryokan inns where you can enjoy a feast brimming with local produce before bedding down on a futon for the night. Not stopping for the night? Treat yourself to a kaiseki set (the Japanese version of a posh tasting menu) at Tochigiku restaurant, five minutes taxi ride from Kibune station, before you hop back on the Eizan line to the big city. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 11. Lake Chuzenji, NikkoAccessible from the town of Nikko, on the Tobu-Nikko line from Tokyo, Lake Chuzenji is a postcard-perfect body of water that sits in the shadow of Mount Nantai, the volcano that gave birth to the lake crater around 20,000 years ago. Hike around its brilliant blue waters on an undulating 25km trail, with shifting autumn colours making the foliage even more beautiful in September and October. A good start and finish point is the town of Chuzenji Onsen to the east, famous for its healing hot springs. Chuzenji Kanaya Hotel, along the north shore towards Ryuzu Waterfall, has its own onsen bath where you can soak those weary feet once you’ve completed the trail. 15. Shiretoko, HokkaidoHead north to the island of Hokkaido for this famous traverse, allowing two days to cover the 25km from Iwaobetsu Onsen to Kamuiwakka Yu-no-taki. Camp along the way, as you tackle passes and peaks above 1,500km, but be on the look out for brown bears here. Local hikers tend to wear simple cowbells meant to chime and warn them off. Flights to Hokkaido are available from Tokyo, but it can be around a third of the price to go by ferry (around 10000 yen) – just be prepared to take your time, as the boat trip is 19 hours! 5. Shikoku Henro Pilgrimage, Shikoku IslandThis hiking pilgrimage around the circumference of Shikoku Island is a serious challenge you’ll need to train up for if you want to tackle all the temples on the island – there are 88 of them! We are talking a distance of about 1,100km which takes at least six weeks to complete. Many people ‘cheat’ by working in a few local bus and taxi trips, or by skipping some of the temples. It’s completely flexible as to where you begin, although tradition dictates you finish at the temple you started at. The quickest way to get to the island is by train from Osaka to Takamatsu port, on the north east coast – the nearest temple from here is Yashima Temple on flat-topped Mount Yashima. 8. Mount Takao, TokyoForget the busy bars of Tokyo’s Shinjuku district and instead catch a train out to Mount Takao. The peak is only 599m high, but it offers sweeping views and the experience of walking through the thick, verdant forests that are so important to Japanese culture. You should make it to the top in an hour or so, with a cable car on hand for those looking to relax on the way back down. On a clear day you might be able to catch sight of majestic Mount Fuji in the distance. 2. Kumano Kodo, Kii PeninsulaThis UNESCO-recognised series of pilgrimage routes, south west of Kyoto, have been popular since the days when Japanese emperors battled up the tough, wooded slopes and over the spectacular mountain passes. You can follow in their footsteps staying overnight at traditional ryokan (inns), where you enjoy an onsen (steaming communal bath) before a feast laden with local produce. A good base for the Kii peninsula is the city of Tanabe, from where you can hop on buses to different points on the trail. If you want an easy section to dip into, start at Hosshinmon-oji to walk a five mile stretch of the main Nakahechi Route, including the Hongu Grand Shrine with its striking stone gate looming over the fields. 7. Japan Alps, HonshuThe Japan Alps on the main island offer a range of world class hiking routes. It can be a case of too many options, so hone in on a handful. The Kamikochi Valley offers a range of shorter, less technical walks to suit most hikers. These include short three to four hour treks to Myojin-ike, as well as more challenging ascents of the local mountains such as Yariga-take (3,180m) and Hotaka-dake (3,190m). Kamikochi itself is a lovely resort set in the Chubu Sangaku National Park, so if you’re here in spring or summer, check in for an open-air bath at the Kamikochi Onsen Hotel next to the river – the resort is closed between November and April. What equipment will you need?A good pair of proper walking boots to start, then comes the waterproof trousers, a decent rain jacket, a sturdy hat and waterproof gloves. Handily, most places to stay in Japan offer a luggage forwarding service so if you’re trekking overnight you can hike with a small bag and send your main luggage on. It’s worth looking at a walking-only holiday company with experience and contacts in the country. Macs Adventure offer a range of options and let you sort your own flights to Japan.Now for the fun stuff…Where to go hiking in Japan:1. Mount Fuji, ShizuokaThe big one. Japan’s highest mountain at 3,776m Fuji is a truly unforgettable sight. Hike up this national icon (and active volcano) during the season running from July 1 into early autumn, before the snows kick in. At any time of year, altitude sickness can be an issue so don’t try to rush it in one day if possible. The mountain is a two hour drive from Tokyo and there are four trails, each with their own bus stations at the starting point so it’s easy to access from the city (see the official Fuji climbing website for more details). Climbing Mount Fuji made it onto our list of the ten best things to do in Japan. 12. YakushimaPlenty of hiking opportunities await on the UNESCO World Heritage listed island of Yakushima, of the Kagoshima Prefecture in Japan. Gorgeous beaches and onsen may tempt by the coast, but inland lie serious mountains. The most testing route is the hike to the 1,935m peak of Miyanoura-dake, southern Japan’s highest peak. Be warned – this a long day out, which you’ll need to be fit for and you should always complete a route plan just in case you get into trouble. To get to Yakushima, fly to Fukuoka and get a bus or train to the port of Kagoshima, where you can get a boat to the smaller island. 6. Harima Alps, OsakaThese mountains near the city of Kobe are strikingly rugged and are alive with native pine trees (rather than the ubiquitous cedar) as well as wild boar. The start and finish point is Sone railway station, on Osaka’s main commuter lines. If you keep a steady pace with few breaks, the ups and downs can be tackled in around five to six hours. It might take longer if you want really soak up views of the twin-peaked Mount Takanosu, and the vast sprawl of Osaka Bay below. Image: Sean Pavone / iStock Editorial3. Magome to Tsumago Trail, NaganoThis short walking trail is a direct descendant of the Nakasendo, the legendary route that ran through this part of the Nagano prefecture back in the Edo Period (1603 to 1867). Enjoying this section is a great way of exploring the dramatic Kiso Valley between these two small towns. The highlight is crossing the Magome Pass, past rushing waterfalls and through haunting swathes of forest. It should only take two to three hours to complete the entire Magome to Tsumago Trail. Escape the bustle of Tokyo and head out on the main Tokaido Shinkansen line to Nagoya, from here take the bus to Nakatsugawa and change for the last half hour of your journey to Magome. 14. Mount Hakusan, ShiramineDelve into the wilds of the Hakusan National Park and ascend the third and final sacred mountain of Japan, Hakusan, on the eastern border of Ishikawa prefecture. A flurry of peaks will greet you, but the main prize is Hakusan at 2,702m high. To get access to the big boys you’ll need to stay at least one night in the national park, with a decent hike even to get to the accommodation options. Hakusan Murodo is the best base for excursions – in addition to basic mountain huts, they’ll make you up a lunch box for around 1000 yen. Book in advance to be sure of a place to stay. Want more walks? We’ve got some more active travel inspiration for you:Hiking the UK: best walking trails around BritainWant to climb a mountain? Fancy staring down a steep granite ridge or skirting a gritstone cliff? The UK has it all…Where to find the world’s finest volcanoesSkyscanner brings you the top ten destinations for volcano voyeurs.Top 5 activity destinations in the worldCycling, safaris and snow-shoes: five destinations to inspire your next adventure from Finland to Botswana.Cheap hostels in TokyoA guide on the cheapest hostels in TokyoSkyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire. 10. Daibutsu Hiking Course, KamakuraThis 3km hiking trail around the seaside town of Kamakura, south of Tokyo, offers a slice of nature and a taste of temple culture as it meanders between Kita-Kamakura and Hase. It only takes a couple of hours to complete, but it’s a favourite with local Japanese walkers, beginning (or ending) with a gander at Daibutsu, the Big Buddha. Catch the Enoden line from Kamakura Station to start at Hase, or the Yokosuka to go north to Kita-Kamakura. 4. Mount Hiei, near KyotoThis 850m high mountain just north east of Kyoto can be tackled by cable car, but for the real experience, hike along with the monkeys and tanuki (a type of Japanese racoon) up towards the coral-tinged Enryakuji Temple (700 yen to enter). It works well as a day hike, as you can stay in Kyoto and take the train to Shugakuin Station to start your walk. Alternatively, the Grand Prince Kyoto Hotel is located across the Takaragaike Park, just over 30 minutes walk from Shugakuin. For more on what to see and do in Kyoto – including the Philosopher’s Walk for those of you who aren’t quite ready to hang up your hiking boots after scaling Mount Hiei – check out our guide. 13. Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, ToyamaThis path is known as the ‘Roof of Japan’ and it’s a stunner, taking in sweeping meadows and the might of Mount Tateyama, one of Japan’s most sacred mountains. The full route is about 90km long and most hikers normally use a combination of buses and cable cars to supplement their walking. You can start at Toyama to go on to Tateyama Station and beyond – the full route by public transport alone takes up to seven hours, but short hikes are available if you want a self-guided walk over the mighty Kurobe Dam, or photograph the view from Murodo over to Tateyama. When the weather is fine Tateyama can often be hiked on its own. RelatedMountain Madness: 7 climbs for budding mountaineersMountain Madness: 7 climbs for budding mountaineers5 stunning cities with hiking trails Can’t decide between a city break and a hiking holiday? Now you don’t have to. Lace up your walking boots, leave the city behind and savour those bird’s eye views with five of the best urban day hikes. 1. 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Crete, Greece MauritiusAverage temperature: 27°C With family-friendly shallows and pristine white sands, Trou aux Biches is rightfully one of the most popular beaches on Mauritius. If you prefer throwing yourself into the surf to lounging on the sand, head to Grand Baie for adrenaline-pumping watersports. October is a fantastic time to hit the beach in Mauritius, but if you get bored of relaxing on the sands you can always go for a stroll in the jungle. Halloween is around the corner, the last leaves are tenaciously clinging to the branches and the coffee shops are whipping out the pumpkin spice syrup. Summer might be over, but that doesn’t mean the holidays need to be. Check out the Skyscanner guide to the best cities, beaches, and events going on around the world this October for some serious travel inspo. Find cheap flights to Marrakech Palermo, Italy Saving: 18% on average flight prices from the UK to Lanzarote Average temperature: 27°C Find cheap flights to Marseille Saving: 13% on average flight prices from the UK to Marrakech Best time to book flights to Perugia: 4 weeks before departure Saving:11% on average flight prices from the UK to Palermo Saving: 6% on average flight prices from the UK to Mauritius It’s always beach weather in Lanzarote. The enticing yellow sands at Papagayos are worth a visit, and it’s hard to resist dipping a toe in the clear turquoise waters. Afterwards, swing by Casa Angelina for some top-notch seafood. Or, if you prefer something more rustic, head for Bodega El Chupadero. This rustic restaurant is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but the rest of the week they serve up excellent tapas along with locally produced wine – made from grapes grown in the island’s fertile volcanic soil. Find cheap flights to Mauritius Saving: 5% on average flight prices from the UK to Hanoi Chocolate fans, rejoice! Perugia becomes a choc paradise between October 18th and 27th as the Eurochocolate exhibition rolls into town. (Or should that be oozes into town?) As well as booths offering every single kind of chocolate you can think of, the festival is famous for its giant chocolate sculptures – last year it was home to an enormous chocolate moustache. Oh, and let’s not forget all those delicious chocolate liqueurs… Entrance to the festival is free, and you can find it scattered across various venues in the centre of town. Saving: 14% on average flight prices from the UK to Marseille From exotic massages to abandoned palaces, take a look at our top things to do in Marrakech. The Black River Gorges National Park is home to over 300 species of flowering plants, as well as endangered birds such as the Mauritius kestrel, pink pigeon, and Mauritius parakeet. You might also spot some cute Mauritian flying foxes – a megabat species with a wingspan of 80 centimetres. With 37 miles of pathway through this protected section of rainforest, it’s a hikers’ paradise. Best time to book flights to Marseille: 7 weeks before departure Get even more travel goodness straight to your inbox.Sign up Best time to book flights to Crete: 9 weeks before departure Sicily enjoys fine weather all through October, and the slightly cooler temperatures make it much more pleasant than in August. As you explore the decaying grandeur of Palermo, make sure to take some time out for a visit to the eerie Catacombe dei Cappuccini (open daily 9am–1pm and 3pm–6pm; €3)*. The catacombs have been in use since the 1600s as the final resting place of monks, friars, and members of the city’s elite – with many of the mummified bodies still on display. Undoubtedly the city’s most ghoulish attraction, it’s the perfect place for a creepy Halloween trip. Saving:13% on average flight prices from the UK to Key West Fantasy Fest, Key West, Florida, USA, October 18 – 27Average temperature: 29°C After sweltering in the heat from May to August, October sees the temperature in Hanoi dip to a much more pleasant level. The warm and sunny period only lasts a few weeks before temperatures dip to 15°C in December. With its crumbling colonial buildings – particularly the elegant villas in the French quarter – Hanoi is a fascinating place to wander around. It’s also an excellent base for cruises around the dramatic Ha Long Bay, where limestone karsts thrust vertically out of the water to create a dreamlike landscape. One of the natural wonders of the world, it’s a true bucket-list destination. Lanzarote, Canary IslandsAverage temperature: 25°C Best time to book flights to Hanoi: 13 weeks before departure October is an excellent time to visit Marrakech – the temperature has cooled from the 38°C highs of August, but is still a lot hotter than the chilly 6°C lows of January. If you fancy living like a lavish local while you’re in town, try staying at a riad. These townhouses are arranged around a pleasantly cool open courtyard, which acts as a tranquil cocoon against the bustle of the city outside. Perfect for sitting with a refreshing mint tea after haggling in the souk. Best beaches in October Search Flight Deals in our App As the temperatures drop, where better to head than Montreal, to cosy up with a movie at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema? Now in its 48th year, the festival has launched the career of many movie greats, including Spike Lee. Settle back for an array of avant-garde cinema, with a line up that includes over 300 films, cocktails parties, performances, and art installations. Expect groundbreaking tech, with 3D and VOD, as well as films from every genre imaginable. Pass the popcorn! Find cheap flights to Seville Saving: 20% on average flight prices from the UK to Perugia Find cheap flights to Perugia It’s also pretty budget-friendly: it’s one of our destinations where your £££s go further. Ready to start planning your October getaway? Search flights below! *All flight and prices mentioned in this article are estimates of the cheapest prices based on Skyscanner’s flight search tools. These are subject to change and were correct at time of writing on 23rd July 2019. Best time to book flights to Palermo: 6–7 weeks before departure Find cheap flights to Palermo Find cheap flights to Lanzarote RelatedWhere to go on holiday in OctoberHalloween is around the corner, the last leaves are tenaciously clinging to the branches and the coffee shops are whipping out the pumpkin spice syrup. Summer might be over, but that doesn’t mean the holidays need to be. Check out the Skyscanner guide to the best cities, beaches and events…Where to go on holiday for early summer sun in 2019Looking for a summer holiday but don’t want to travel during peak season when prices go through the roof? Check out these short-haul destinations perfect for early summer and bag a cheap flight while the kids are still at school…6 amazing value surprisingly cheap flights to exciting destinationsSix amazingly good value flights to exciting, relatively faraway places – all (but one) under £65 return this autumn. Find cheap flights to Hanoi Average temperature: 22°C Best time to book flights to Mauritius: 3 weeks before departure Best time to book flights to Key West: 16 weeks before departure Best time to book flights to Montreal: 29 weeks before departure Eurochocolate, Perugia, Italy, October 18 – 27Average temperature: 19°C Average temperature: 19°C Best time to book flights to Lanzarote: 1–2 weeks before departure Best city breaks in October Best events in OctoberFestival du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal, Canada, October 9 – 20Average temperature: 13°C Greece is a great country for island hopping, and our complete guide to 20 islands is packed with tips on where to go, what to see and what to do. Marseille, France Hanoi, Vietnam Find cheap flights to Montreal Saving: 22% on average flight prices from the UK to Montreal. In October the temperature in Marseille is still warm enough to spend an evening on the terrace of a bar in the old port, watching the luxury yachts bob in the water as you sip pastis: the anise-flavoured local liqueur. One of the best sundowner spots is La Caravelle (34 Quai du Port), which has been a jazz bar since the 1930s. Its terrace is small, but has incredible views of the water. If you’re more into culture than quaffing visit the excellent Museum of the Civilisations of Europe and the Mediterranean (open daily 11am–7pm, full price tickets cost €9.50), which hosts exhibitions on everything from the birth of agriculture to the recent uprising in Tunisia. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Launched in 1979, Fantasy Fest is a tribute to the weird and wonderful. A sort of cross between a gay pride parade and the freakiest Halloween party you’ve ever been to, this crazy celebration spans ten days, ending on the last Sunday in October. Some of the more outrageous highlights from past years have included a Dungeons & Dragons leather fetish party and a homemade bikini contest… oh, and a costume contest for pets. Expect lots of body paint, boozy cocktails, and dancing in the streets. With an average temperature of 22°C, you can expect plenty of sunbathing during an autumn trip to Crete. Balos Beach is a must-visit – as well as having soft golden sand to lounge on, it also has a captivating view of a sheer-walled island topped with a Venetian castle. Speaking of ancient buildings, Knossos on Crete is home to a huge Bronze Age site which could be Europe’s oldest city, dating back more than 4,000 years. According to Greek mythology, Knossos was home to the Labyrinth, a huge maze which was patrolled by the half-man, half-bull Minotaur. The Labyrinth might be pure myth, but the palace wasn’t: you can find its ruins around three miles south of Iraklio. Entry with a self-guided tour on your phone is around €15. Marrakech, Morocco Saving: 10% on average flight prices from the UK to Crete Find cheap flights to Crete Average temperature: 29°C And all this wonder comes at a bargain price – Hanoi is one of our once-in-a-lifetime trips you can actually afford now. Seville, SpainClaire Jopson from Twins that Travel gives us the low down on why this is the best place to go:Where would you go in your chosen destination?I would go to Parque Maria Luisa (I got engaged here and it’s beautiful) and Plaza de España just off the park where you can hire a rowing boat and glide around the beautiful Moorish tiling of the square.Why should anyone else bother going there?Take in the sights of Seville from the top of Seville Cathedral and spend some time in the Cathedral’s Orange and Lemon Tree garden – it smells amazing!What makes it such a great place to go in that month in particular?It’s the perfect month to visit when the city has cooled down but is still warm enough to wear your summer clothes and enjoy dinner outside .What would you do/which attractions would the visit?A must visit is the Real Alcazar – one of the most beautiful palaces in Spain, where Game of Thrones is filmed. The gardens are an oasis from the bustle of the city and the heat.Any recommendations for bars restaurants or cafes?I would definitely recommend an evening of tapas and flamenco in one of the city’s many bars – suggested: La Carboneria. Best time to book flights to Marrakech:10 weeks before departure Find cheap flights to Key West Average temperature: 22°C There are hundreds of riads spread across Marrakech, but some of our users’ favourites are Riad Soumia and Riad les Inseperables. Both are rated excellent, and guests love the relaxing vibe of these beautifully restored properties.
Torino, Italy—reported by Coleman Bentley for Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineWhere do you want to go? How do you want to see it? These are the questions Rail Europe Inc., North America’s leader in European rail travel routinely asks, endeavoring to build some of the world’s most luxurious trains on some of Europe’s most scenic lines. And with the construction of their new Italo train, winding through a glistening Italian countryside that ranks second on North America’s dream destination wish-list, Rail Europe has proven they can answer those questions as well as ask them.The Italo sets an impressive pace, its modern design and Alstom AVG technology gliding past rolling hills and villas at speeds up to 223 miles per hours. Passengers worried about sustaining such a beautiful landscape needn’t worry either, as the Italo boasts lower greenhouse gas emissions, minimized energy consumption and a self-sustaining electrical supply that is constantly recharged by the train’s electro-dynamic braking system.Climbing up from the tracks, passengers are treated to onboard accompaniments as impressive as the technology that keeps them moving. Boasting three different levels of service, the Italo offers each passenger a travel experience perfectly tailored to their needs. There are the Smart and Prima classes, providing passengers with an abundance of entertainment and relaxation options such as free Wi-Fi and the cell-phone prohibited Prima relax car, but it is the Club Class that provides the best luxury experience on rails. Two private lounge cars provide perfect meeting spaces for on-the-go business while access to private salons at Italo’s Milan and Rome service stations provide Club Class ticket holders with a true VIP experience.All of this, plus locally prepared meals crafted from the finest ingredients available at master-chef Mario Batali’s Eataly superstore, are sure to make Italo’s two 12 stops lines, dotting the country side from the foothills of the alps to the shores of the Mediterranean, more destination than transportation.www.raileurope.com
Following Brioni’s recent expansions into Dubai, New Delhi and Macao, the Italian luxury brand opens a mens and women’s boutique in Zagreb, Croatia, this week. Thanks to increasing demand for high quality fashions in the region, the company’s CEO Andrea Perrone explained that Brioni is excited at the prospect of its boutiques and sophisticated looks in the Balkan region.“The first time Brioni was in Zagreb was in 1971 for a fashion show and it proved how much the company has always been a pioneer in the world of fashion,” Perrone said.In fact, the brand was named after the Brioni Islands off the coast of Istria in northern Croatia, a link which Perrone describes as “a magical inspiration for such an exclusive brand.”The boutique in Zagreb will offer pret-a-porter collections but also tailoring service by appointment. The boutique marks the beginning of a series of openings in 2009, including new stores in Istanbul, Beirut, Shanghai, St. Petersburg and Lugano.Visit brioni.com.
Choir! Choir! Choir! sets Aretha Franklin tribute for Thursday by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 20, 2018 9:39 am PDT Last Updated Aug 20, 2018 at 10:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Singalong Collective “Choir Choir Choir!” performs in Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square on October 24 , 2017. Choir! Choir! Choir! is paying tribute to the “Queen of Soul” with a special night of celebration. Organizers for the drop-in Toronto vocal collective say they’ll gather on Thursday to recognize the passing of Aretha Franklin. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young TORONTO – Choir! Choir! Choir! is paying tribute to the “Queen of Soul” with a special night of celebration.Organizers for the drop-in Toronto vocal collective say they’ll gather on Thursday to recognize the passing of Aretha Franklin.The group — which spends a night rehearsing a song before recording the performance for an online video — plans to sing Franklin’s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.”They’ll meet at Toronto’s Great Hall concert venue at 8 p.m. for a “pay what you can” all-ages event.“We were never lucky enough to meet or sing with Aretha Franklin though she was always at the top of my list,” said co-founder Nobu Adilman.“Her voice and music were a big part of (my) early listening years.”Choir! Choir! Choir! was founded in 2011 as a bunch of singers who wanted to unite over their common interest in popular music.Over the years they’ve performed a number of tributes to iconic musicians shortly after their deaths, including one for David Bowie at the Art Gallery of Ontario and Gord Downie at Nathan Phillips Square. They were also invited to perform at two Bowie tribute shows at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall.Some of their most notable YouTube videos include a version of Prince’s “When Doves Cry” and of Rick Astley’s 1987 hit “Never Gonna Give You Up,” which featured the English singer leading the crowd.Follow @dfriend on Twitter.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press Posted Feb 7, 2019 10:06 am PDT Review: ‘What Men Want’ is to avoid this blunder of a film Not to kick off this review with a spoiler alert, but after seeing “What Men Want” the answer to what men want is probably the same as what women want: Not to be ripped off by yet another dubious rom-com like this.Taraji P. Henson tries a little too hard in a predictable, gender-switching remake of the Nancy Meyers-led 2000 romantic comedy “What Women Want.” This time, a woman unlocks the power to read men’s minds. The premise has potential but “What Men Want ” is not funny enough, it’s poorly edited and blunt when it could have been sharp.Henson plays Ali, a hard-elbowing, high-powered sports agent who is bitter and brash — “OK, Bridezilla, take a Xanax,” she tells one of her three best friends. To a co-worker, she says: “I’m going to need you to calm down, baby man-child.” There’s a weird ’90s feel to the look and dialogue of this film, accentuated by a dusty soundtrack that features hits by TLC, Bell Biv DeVoe, 2 Live Crew, En Vogue and Salt-N-Pepa.Ali is repeatedly passed up for promotion at her smarmy, all-male firm, which seems to leak testosterone in buckets. “You don’t connect well with men,” she is told by the boss. To make partner, Ali vows to land the biggest sports target of the season: The No. 1 NBA draft pick. Along the way, she somehow bangs her head and then can hear the inner thoughts of any man nearby. That happens about 30 minutes in, which is an eternity of set-up, including a flabby and pointless scene at a club.And what are men secretly thinking about? According to this film, it is fears of being fat, feeling lame, worry about bodily functions, trying not to completely geek out about little things, a near-universal adoration of arena skyboxes, mundane stuff like lost keys, and the occasional horrific X-rated bluntness.If you expected director Adam Shankman and writers Tina Gordon, Peter Huyck and Alex Gregory to find rich material to discuss male privilege in these #MeToo days, think again. Men actually come off not so bad here. The women, though, end up worse: There’s a scene with all of Ali’s best friends wrestling during a horrific, weave-yanking cat fight at a church that’s the nadir of filmmaking in 2019.Ali learns to use nuggets of insight into co-workers’ minds to gain an advantage and falls for a boyfriend whose inner thoughts seem to be pure. But Ali also learns that it’s not what’s in men’s minds that really counts. It’s what’s in their HEARTS. And winning, if you’re a nasty person, DOESN’T matter. Cue the montage of her fixing all the things she just did wrong. (Just not this film.)Henson does as best she can with this material, attempting Lucille Ball-level physical comedy. But she’s labouring and often overshadowed by the one unpredictable spark in the film — provided by Erykah Badu. The singer-songwriter is in rare form here as an off-kilter fortune teller, shooting electricity in every scene, while small roles by Tracy Morgan and Pete Davidson are oddly flat. (If you’re still bored, there’s always playing Cameo Bingo: Look for appearances by sports figures Mark Cuban, Shaquille O’Neal, Lisa Leslie, Grant Hill and Karl-Anthony Towns.)The script is uneven and heavy, with some of the only jokes coming from Badu and a few movie references to “Black Panther” and “Get Out.” Mostly, this is a film that still thinks people having a hard time navigating a beaded curtain is funny and that surprise S&M sex is hysterical.Another thing that seems forced in “What Men Want” is the tremendous amount of alcohol sucked down. There’s day-drinking, blackout nights and cocktails at work. The cast drink margaritas, whiskey neat, wine, beer and vodka and cranberry. Toward the end, it seems like every scene had some booze, a lazy way to create mischief. But, come to think of it, if alcohol was offered to the audience, this whiff of a film would be better received.“What Men Want,” a Paramount Pictures release, is rated R for “for language and sexual content throughout, and some drug material.” Running time: 117 minutes. One star out of four.___MPAA definition of R: Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.___Online: https://www.paramount.com/movies/what-men-want___Mark Kennedy is at http://twitter.com/KennedyTwitsMark Kennedy, The Associated Press
FILE – In this Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, Beyonce and Jay-Z perform during a Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaign rally in Cleveland. The pair received the LGBTQ advocacy group’s Vanguard Award on Thursday during its 30th annual media awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) Jay-Z, Beyonce dedicate GLAAD award to her uncle BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Jay-Z and Beyonce have dedicated their GLAAD award to her uncle, who died of HIV-related complications.The musical power couple received the LGBTQ advocacy group’s Vanguard Award on Thursday during its 30th annual media awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, California. The group says the award honours “allies who have made a significant difference in promoting acceptance of LGBTQ people.”Jay-Z honoured his mother, Gloria Carter, a lesbian whose story was featured last year in his song and video “Smile.”Beyonce told the audience one of her most beautiful memories about respect was on her tour “looking out from the stage every night and seeing the hardest gangsta trappin’ right next to the most fabulous queen.”She said witnessing the battle of her uncle Johnny was a painful experience.The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Mar 29, 2019 8:33 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Ex-Fugees rapper charged in campaign finance case by The Associated Press Posted May 10, 2019 1:13 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON — One of the founding members of the 1990s hip-hop group the Fugees has been charged in a campaign finance conspiracy that took place during the 2012 U.S. presidential election, the Justice Department said Friday.A four-count indictment accuses Prakazrel “Pras” Michel of conspiring with fugitive Malaysian financer Jho Low to make and conceal foreign campaign contributions. He is alleged to have used straw donors to give campaign contributions to a presidential candidate, who is identified in the indictment only as Candidate A.“Mr. Michel is extremely disappointed that so many years after the fact the government would bring charges related to 2012 campaign contributions,” said defence lawyer Barry Pollack. “Mr. Michel is innocent of these charges and looks forward to having the case heard by a jury.”Michel faces a separate civil forfeiture complaint accusing him in a scheme to try to get the department to drop an investigation into embezzlement from a Malaysian investment fund. Michel has denied wrongdoing in that case.The embezzlement from the fund, known as 1MDB, became a political scandal in Malaysia. Looted money paid for jewelry and luxury art and helped finance “The Wolf of Wall Street” and other Hollywood productions films. The Justice Department last year announced charges against Jho Low and two former Goldman Sachs bankers in a money laundering and bribery scheme that pilfered money from the fund, created to spur economic development projects in that country.One of those bankers, Roger Ng, was extradited from Malaysia several years ago to face charges in New York.The Associated Press FILE – In this April 12, 1997, file photo, Prakazrel “Pras” Michel, part of the group the Fugees, sings on stage during a concert in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. A lawyer for one of the founding members of the 1990s hip hop group the Fugees says his client is facing charges related to 2012 campaign contributions. Defense lawyer Barry Pollack said Friday, May 10, 2019, that Michel is innocent and looks forward to having the case heard by a jury.(AP Photo/Daniel Morel, File)
Long time resident Jeff Buderer (right) left Arcosanti for Texas soon after the Paradox Conference.Jeff spent much of his time at Arcosanti trying to foster theidea of sustainable living and building in the Project.Also pictured Victor Arcos. A close up of the stairs and his glowing window from outside. October 4, 2001DeparturesTasuku Matsuyama, a resident/construction volunteer for 9 months, is leaving this weekend to return to Japan.He did an amazing job of transforming his spartan room in E.C.1 into a very cool Japanese style living space.Lit stairs lead up to a loft/sleeping space with privacy screens that can slide open for air.Due to the fact Shoji gami (special paper for screens) is rare in Arizona,he used canvas to allow the passage of light.[Photos and text by: Jennifer Thornton] Metalshop manager Sean Oehler also left Arcosanti recently.Here he is working on the decorative railing around the stairway encircling ECIII.