first_imgArizona Cardinals’ Chris Hubert works on a drill during NFL football practice, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at the team’s training facility in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Hubert, an undrafted rookie free agent out of Fayetteville State, was one of the stories of training camp. In preseason, Hubert caught five passes for 96 yards and a touchdown. He led Fayetteville State with 71 catches for 862 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2015.Hubert did not record a catch in the regular season and was inactive for last week’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.Bundy, an undrafted rookie out of New Mexico, played in the preseason for Arizona and had nine catches for 97 yards. The Boulder Creek High (Anthem) graduate was released during the team’s final roster cut down on Sept. 3. He has been on the practice squad since Sept. 13. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Arizona Cardinals made two roster moves Friday, releasing wide receiver Chris Hubert and elevating wide receiver Marquis Bundy from the practice squad to the active roster.The Cardinals made a very similar move on Sept. 13 in releasing Hubert and signing Bundy, with the notable difference being both moves pertained to the practice squad and not the active roster. Hubert was brought back on Oct. 26 after Jaron Brown tore his ACL. Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires If the player is not on the roster for the game he only earns a partial guarantee that is equal to 25% of his salary, 4 weeks of pay. https://t.co/5phiuITlHC— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) September 8, 2017Wright, a seventh-round draft pick by the Cleveland Browns, joined the Cardinals in December 2016 and was cut by Arizona before the 53-man roster was announced this year. The team re-signed him to its practice squad before elevating him last week for the Week 1 game at Detroit. Wheeler originally joined the Cardinals on July 27 and impressed in the preseason.The nine-year NFL veteran has 513 tackles, 133 games and 66 starts for the Colts, Raiders, Dolphins and Falcons on his resume. Last season for Atlanta, he recorded 28 tackles in 16 appearances.Wheeler adds depth at inside linebacker, where the team is still missing $LB Deone Bucannon, who while recovering from ankle surgery sprained his ankle before the opener.Adding to his value, Wheeler also played outside linebacker in the preseason finale. – / 26 26 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactcenter_img New England Patriots’ Julian Edelman is up ended by Atlanta Falcons’ Philip Wheeler, during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) The Arizona Cardinals re-signed linebacker Philip Wheeler and released Scooby Wright on Monday.Arizona released Wheeler, 32,  on Friday and signed Wright to the 53-man roster. As a veteran, Wheeler’s contract of $695,000 would have been guaranteed for the entire year had the team not waived him. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

first_imgRelated LinksJosh Rosen to the Cardinals: Reaction to the NFL Draft-day trade, pickCall it robbery: Cardinals hit home run with trade, pick of QB Josh RosenWhy Cardinals first-round pick Josh Rosen fell in 2018 NFL DraftDilfer: Cardinals won draft with Rosen pick, QB has Rodgers-type talentTwo mock drafts predicted Cardinals’ trade with Raiders, Rosen pickBryant, who spent the 2017 season involved in trade rumors, has been a big-play wideout in Pittsburgh after the team selected him in the fourth round of the 2014 draft. He’s not recorded less than 549 yards in his first three season — he missed 2016 after failing the NFL’s illegal substance policies.Last year, Bryant caught 50 balls for 603 yards and three touchdowns.Bryant joins a Raiders receiving group led by Amari Cooper. – / 97 3 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Considering the need, the Arizona Cardinals’ draft-day trade to move up five slots and select quarterback Josh Rosen looked good on their part.But before the first day of the 2018 NFL Draft was even over, it became clear that Arizona’s outgoing package wasn’t anything to laugh at.In jumping from 15th to 10th in the 2018 NFL Draft, general manager Steve Keim traded the 15th pick, the 79th overall pick and the 152nd overall selection to the Oakland Raiders. The 79th pick, a third-round selection, was then dealt by Oakland to the Pittsburgh Steelers for wide receiver Martavis Bryant. Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant (10) tries to get away from Arizona Cardinals free safety Rashad Johnson (26) after making a catch in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 in Pittsburgh. The Steelers won 25-13. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

first_imgAs it completes a dramatic, two-year renovation of 147 villas, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay has saved the best for last with the upcoming opening of the Imperial and Royal Villas.Scheduled to open 15 May, the resort’s villas have been entirely rebuilt from the ground up based on individual designs by the late Jaya Ibrahim. With a contemporary take on Balinese design and décor, the villas evoke the strong sense of place and traditional elegance for which Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay is renowned. Embracing the  gardens and ocean views from every vantage point.The three-bedroom Imperial Villa has a residential-style 1300 squared meter layout – more than double the original villa’s footprint. On the upper entry level of the two-story design, the living room’s walls consist of floor-to-ceiling glass doors, which slide open to maximize the indoor-outdoor living and panoramic views. A thatch-roof shaded verandah leads to a geometrically-beautiful rooftop garden and lawn skirted by an infinity-edged water feature – an exclusive venue for intimate wedding ceremonies, celebrations and dining under the stars. The descent from the rooftop garden brings guests to the lower level with dining areas both inside and out, fully-equipped open kitchen, contoured infinity pool facing the ocean, multi-purpose room and gym, and a third bedroom that opens onto the pool terrace.The two-bedroom Royal Villa offers 750 squared meters of contemporary living. In addition to the two bedrooms, there is a separate children’s room fitted with trundle beds, while a connecting Deluxe Villa enables guests to expand their hideaway into a three-bedroom retreat with two pools. There are ample living and dining spaces both indoors and outdoors, and an ocean-front ‘Romeo and Juliet’ balcony adjacent to the infinity pool.last_img read more

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterOceania Cruises has revealed its latest world journey for savvy travellers aspiring to visit all four corners of the globe: the 2021 Around the World In 180 Days, aboard the better-than-new Insignia.The Around the World In 180 Days voyage journeys more than 72,000 nautical kilometres across three oceans and 44 seas, while visiting 100 ports of call in 44 countries. Departing Miami on 9 January 2021 and culminating in New York City on 9 July 2021, the six-continent voyage offers an unparalleled opportunity to travel the world in style and comfort while enjoying the finest cuisine at sea.MS Insignia penthouse view“This is a landmark itinerary for Oceania Cruises. Guests sail the world with us to experience extensive and all-encompassing itineraries. This world cruise is particularly exciting: [with] six continents, three oceans and 44 countries, it’s an itinerary designed to appeal to the Kipling in all of us, matching our famous onboard luxury with personal and profound visits to the world’s most compelling destinations,” stated Bob Binder, President and CEO of Oceania Cruises.From iconic cities and far-away villages to soaring mountains and island paradises, guests can explore all of the world’s greatest treasures during this classic westbound circumnavigation. Insignia offers pleasures to suit every palate, from 342 all-new suites and staterooms, to massages and signature treatments at the Canyon Ranch Spa, to creative workshops at the Artist Loft enrichment centre.A dream itineraryCommencing a timeless route, Insignia’s journey around the world is a study in diversity and presents a virtual kaleidoscope of destinations and experiences. From sultry Havana and the dreamlike South Pacific to the convergence of cultures in Asia and India and crossroads of history in Istanbul, these intriguing destinations are juxtaposed against the startling modernity of the Arabian Peninsula and the rugged glacial landscapes of Iceland and Greenland.Highlights include:Six continents100 ports125 UNESCO World Heritage sitesThree days in Yangon, MyanmarThree days in Istanbul, TurkeyAdditional overnight stays include Bora Bora, Cairns, Hong Kong, Saigon, Bangkok, Singapore, Mumbai, Dubai, Luxor, Jerusalem, Venice, Lisbon, Seville and BordeauxMS Insignia grand dining roomExclusive shoreside eventsThe 2021 Around the World in 180 Days includes five exclusive and distinctive shoreside events for Around the World guests.Istanbul’s centuries of history come to life during an evening in the ornate Binbirdirek Cristen. Guests will step back in time to the era of the Ottoman sultans while enjoying a traditional bazaar, local delicacies including Turkish coffee and mesmerising entertainment.Just outside of Livorno, on the Ligurian coast, lies Alpemare Beach Resort, owned by Andrea Bocelli and family. Guests will enjoy a wine tasting and lunch amid glorious scenery. After lunch, the guests will retire to the family villa for a concert and performance by Andrea’s son, Matteo.No visit to Dublin would be complete without a private performance by the exquisitely talented Riverdance troupe. The performance is held at the 18th-century Mansion House, which is not only the official residence of the Lord Mayor of Dublin but has also played host to countless luminaries including Pope John Paul II, Queen Victoria, Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco.In Hilo, guests will be feted at the Makahimi Games at the Umauma Falls Nature Center. Here, Hawaii’s rich heritage will be on display as athletes compete in spirited spear-hurling competitions such as Ìo’ ihe, or an amusing match of strength and dexterity during a haka moa fight.MS InsigniaIn Brisbane, guests will delve into Indigenous Australians’ traditional way of life, courtesy of the Spirits of the Red Sand cultural experience. In addition, guests will feast on an elaborate traditional barbecue and be treated to a traditional Indigenous Australian performance.This historic voyage also offers an array of optional Overland Tours ranging from one to three nights.Magical Uluru: three nights.Magnificent Macau: one night.Hue, Da Nang, and Hoi An: two nights.Angkor Wat: two nights.Ancient Temples of Bagan: one night.Taj Mahal – The Eternal Masterpiece: three nights.Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal: three nights.Luxor & The Pyramids: one night.Traditional and Ancient Spain: one night.A couple disembarking MS InsigniaA world of inclusionsExceptional value has always been a hallmark of Oceania Cruises and the Around the World in 180 Days voyage offers an array of value-rich inclusions. All guests sailing 180 days from Miami or 164 days from Los Angeles will receive:Choice of 70 free shore excursions, free beverage package or free US$7,000 shipboard creditFree gratuities: a value of up to US$8,200Free pre-cruise luxury hotel stayFree luggage deliveryFree roundtrip transfersFree onboard laundry servicesFree internetFree medical careThis is on top of Oceania Cruises’ standard included amenities:Free dining at all specialty restaurantsFree and unlimited soft drinks, still and sparkling waters, cappuccinos, espressos, teas, and juicesFree shuttle service from ship to many city centresFree Artist Loft workshopsTo view the Around The World 2021 brochure, click here.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more