Homeownership Rate Rises After Reaching 48Year Low in Q2

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Government, Headlines, Market Studies, News, Origination October 27, 2015 479 Views Homeownership Rate Rises After Reaching 48-Year Low in Q2 Americans appear to be purchasing more homes as the U.S. homeownership rate has finally moved upward for the first time in two years in the third quarter of 2015, following a 48-year low hit the previous quarter, the Department of Commerce’s Census Bureau announced Tuesday.The data shows the homeownership rate reached 63.7 percent in the third quarter, up 0.3 percentage points from the second quarter rate of 63.4, which was the lowest the rate has been since 1967.However, the quarterly report found the homeownership rate in this quarter still remains 0.7 percent below the third quarter 2014 rate of 64.4 percent.On a seasonally adjusted basis, the homeownership rate in the third quarter was 63.5 percent, matching up with the previous quarter’s rate. Last year, during this same period, the rate was 64.2 percent.The Bureau reported that the homeownership rates were highest in the Midwest at 68.1 percent in the third quarter, down from 68.4 percent in the previous quarter.The Northeast region experienced the largest increase quarter-over-quarter from 60.2 percent to 60.8 percent, while the South’s homeownership rate rose from 64.9 percent to 65.4. The Western region brought in the lowest rate at 58.7 percent, but rose slightly from 58.5 percent in the last quarter.According to the report, in each region, the homeownership rate decreased year-over-year.The Census report showed that householders ages 65 and older occupied 78.7 percent of the homeownership rate, marginally up from 78.5 percent recorded in the prior quarter.While those under 35 years only occupied 35.8 percent of the rate, this number has risen from 34.8 percent in the previous quarter, the report noted.Non-Hispanic White householders make up the majority of homeowners at 71.9 percent in the third quarter, up from 71.6 last quarter. Following this group, was the “All Other Races” category  at 53.7 percent, also up from 52.6 percent last quarter.Blacks and Hispanics continue to fall short of homeownership, making up 42.4 percent and 46.1 percent of the homeownership rate, respectively.The Bureau determined that 78.4 percent of households with family income higher than or equal to the median family income purchased homes in the third quarter, while 49.0 percent of households with family income less than the median family income bought homes.The data also showed that the national vacancy rates for homeowner housing were 1.9 percent in the third quarter, 0.1 percent higher than the rate last year and last quarter.View the full report at: http://www.census.gov/housing/hvs/files/currenthvspress.pdfcenter_img 2015-10-27 Staff Writer Sharelast_img read more


Home Prices Hit New Peaks

first_img Share Black Knight Financial Home Prices HOUSING HPI 2017-02-27 Staff Writer February 27, 2017 562 Views in Daily Dose, Datacenter_img U.S. home experienced a year-over-year change of 5.7 percent in 2016, according to Black Knight Financial’s Home Price Index (HPI) report released on Monday. In addition, the U.S. HPI for December was $267,000, only a 0.3 percent drop from the market peak of $268,000 in June 2006 and a 33.6 percent increase from the national trough in January 2012.Black Knight also released data on a state basis. Out of the largest states, which included California, Texas, New York, and Pennsylvania, New York led the charge in HPI increase with a 1.2 percent increase in December, while Michigan fell behind at with a 0.7 percent fall in price. New York also topped the list of largest metros with the most HPI change, with a 1.1 percent increase in New York City. Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Washington, also hit new peaks in December.Data released on city level by Black Knight shows growth in the Northwest. Seattle; Portland, Oregon; and Denver all experienced home price appreciation rates of 10 percent or higher in 2016. Tuscaloosa, Alabama experienced the most negative movement with home prices dropping 3.2 percent in December. Seven of the 40 metros covered by Black Knight’s data hit new highs: Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; Columbus, Ohio; Denver; Nashville, Tennessee; Portland, Oregon; and Seattle.New York outperformed as not only in the “largest state”  category, but is also the home of eight of the top 10 metro-areas with the highest HPI increases month-over-month. Michigan  is home to eight of the bottom 10 metros, with the additional two metros housed in Alabama.The Black Knight Home Price Index provides valuation data which covers almost 90 percent of U.S. residential properties at the ZIP code level, utilizing sales data from the nation’s largest public records data set. The complete December 2016 report can be found here. Home Prices Hit New Peakslast_img read more


Del Rey sees amazing opportunity in Peru

first_img Del Rey sees amazing opportunity in Peru … You might also be interested in Sun Pacific hires citrus veteran for VP of sales … PRESS RELEASEKennesaw, Georgia – Emerson (NYSE: EMR) announced the release of its GO Real-Time CO2 Tracker. This latest innovation is suitable for produce shippers who manage and monitor carbon dioxide to help extend shelf life of fruit, such as berries, apples, and pears. Managing carbon dioxide is one of the methods used globally by shippers to help ensure the utmost freshness of produce. In addition to monitoring carbon dioxide levels in real-time, this new version of the popular GO Real-Time Tracker also provides valuable features such as temperature, location and light sensing coupled with real-time actionable alerts. Applewood gears up for the 2019 harvest season as …center_img September 24 , 2018 Sakata Seed America announces new strategic allian … “In the produce industry, reputations are often built on delivering quality, fresh products safely to the consumer,” said Frank Landwehr, vice president and general manager, Cargo Solutions for Emerson. “Whether in a truck or in a sea cargo container, the GO Real-Time CO2 Tracker is another tool our customers can use to help protect their brands when their perishable shipments are in transit.”The GO Real-Time CO2 Tracker is available now. Customers can continue to leverage the online Oversight dashboard or Oversight mobile app to help monitor shipments during transport of cargo. To download the app or for more information on end-to-end cold chain monitoring solutions, visit Emerson.com/Cargo.Live demonstrations will take place at the 10th Cool Logistics Global Conference & Exhibition in Antwerp, Belgium October 2-4th and PMA Fresh Summit 2018 in Orlando, Florida October 19-20th, Booth #851.About EmersonEmerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business is a leader in helping process and discrete manufacturers automate and optimize production processes through our best-in-class technologies and industry expertise. Our Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions business develops technologies and services that improve human comfort, safeguard food, protect the environment, enable sustainable food waste disposal and support efficient construction and maintenance of buildings and municipal infrastructure. For more information, visit Emerson.com.last_img read more

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first_imgJim DrayTEKneeFullFullFullProbable Kerry RhodesFSBackDNPDNPDNPOut O’Brien SchofieldLBKneeLimitedFullFullProbable Anthony ShermanFBKneeDNPDNPDNPDoubtful Friday Status DesignationsOut – Definitely will not playDoubtful – At least a 75% chance will not playQuestionable – A 50-50 chance will not playProbable – A virtual certainty of being available fornormal duty Robert BlantonSHamstringLimitedLimitedFullProbable Quentin GrovesLBHamstringLimitedLimitedFullProbable 0 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Darnell DockettDTHamstringLimitedFullFullProbable Mistral RaymondSAnkleLimitedLimitedLimitedOut Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Minnesota VikingsPlayerPosInjuryWedThuFriStatus The official injury report for the Arizona Cardinalsand Minnesota Vikings for their Week 7 game at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis. Jared AllenDEGroinLimitedDNPFullProbable Matt AsiataRBKnee—LimitedLimitedQuestionable Todd HeapTEKneeLimitedLimitedLimitedQuestionable Antoine WinfieldCBKneeLimitedLimitedLimitedProbable Paris LenonLBKneeFullFullFullProbable Christian PonderQBKneeFullFullFullProbable Arizona CardinalsPlayerPosInjuryWedThuFriStatusKevin KolbQBRibsDNPDNPDNPOut Jerome SimpsonWRLow BackFullFullFullProable Daily Practice DesignationsOut – Definitely will not playDNP – Did Not ParticipateLimited – Limited Participation (Less than 100% of normalrepetitions)Full – Full Participation (100% of normal repetitions) Greg TolerCBHamstringDNPDNPDNPDoubtfulReggie WalkerLBHeadDNPDNPDNPQuestionable Adam SnyderGElbowFullFullFullProbable Top Stories Adrian PetersonRBAnkleDNPDNPFullProbable Michael AdamsBHamstringLimitedLimitedFullQuestionable The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Marvin MitchellLBCalfLimitedLimitedLimitedQuestionablelast_img read more


Its never too early to start thinking about the N

first_imgIt’s never too early to start thinking about the NFL Draft, especially if you’re a fan of a team that’s in the middle of a nine-game losing streak.That’s the boat Arizona Cardinals fans are in. And considering the woeful play the team has gotten from the quarterback position during the skid, fans will be happy with what ESPN/Scouts, Inc. draft expert Todd McShay has Arizona doing in his very early 2013 mock draft. Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactcenter_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo McShay has the Cardinals tabbing West Virginia signal caller Geno Smith with the eighth overall selection.There is still a lot of work to do on the top quarterbacks, but the question at this point is how high a team will reach for the top player a the position. It’s easy to argue the Cardinals need a quarterback as badly as any team in the NFL right now, and when Smith is on, his mechanics, footwork and confidence make him an effective passer.Smith got off to a tremendous start in 2012, throwing for 1,996 yards with 24 touchdown passes and zero interceptions during the Mountaineers’ 5-0 start. West Virginia finished the season 7-5 and Smith ended up throwing 40 touchdowns and finished fifth in the nation in passing efficiency.Smith stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 214 pounds — decent size for an NFL signal caller. McShay currently has Smith ranked as the top quarterback in the 2013 draft crop and 23rd-ranked player overall. The Cardinals last drafted a quarterback in the first round in 2006, when they nabbed USC’s Matt Leinart with the tenth overall pick. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more


The offensive linemen werent without their proble

first_imgThe offensive linemen weren’t without their problems Thursday night, as they yielded a season-high seven sacks and 13 quarterback hits in the loss. However, Arians’ assertion that Palmer’s turnover trend has less to do with the former Heisman Trophy winner and more to do with pass protection or the receivers not making plays, has been a recurring one in recent weeks.It’s a theme that the first-year coach backed off a bit following practice Monday.“I think Carson’s problems, some are his and some are the 10 guys around him,” said Arians. “It’s not just the line. It’s the receivers running the wrong routes, not being in the reception areas. And then again it’s protection.”Arians was asked why the offense as a whole has collectively struggled to come together in a timely manner this season, and he suggested that the question would be better served for one of the team’s wide receivers.One of those receivers, Michael Floyd, said that the answer isn’t quite so simple.“We get spurts where everything is clicking, but unfortunately for our offense sometimes it’s not,” Floyd said. “It’s frustrating. We’ve just got to come in, get it corrected and hopefully bring the corrections out to the field this week.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments   Share   Through seven games, the statistics would suggest the Arizona Cardinals have a notable problem behind center.Carson Palmer has completed 60.5 percent (161-of-266) of his passes this season, however the 31-year-old has also thrown just eight touchdowns to go along with 13 interceptions, nine of which have come in the last four games.Friday, Cardinals head coach Bruce Arianswas quick to shift the blame from Palmer, who threw two interceptions in Arizona’s 34-22 loss to the Seattle Seahawks a night earlier. The former first-round pick noted that a big emphasis this week, at least as it pertains to the receiving corps, will be on timing and securing the football regardless of whether or not it’s thrown in an ideal spot.“I don’t think [the offense] is too tough,” said Floyd. “We hold our receiving corps to a high standard. We just have to be there at the right time and make the plays when the quarterback throws it our way. “He’s not going to always make the perfect throw. But where our standards are when the ball is in our area, we have to come down [with it] for our team and our quarterback.”Floyd and the Cardinals have a good opportunity to right the ship offensively Sunday, as their upcoming opponent, the Atlanta Falcons, have allowed 14 passing touchdowns this season, tied for second-most in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 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 Top Stories Player, TeamPFF RankTargetsCatchesComp. %Yds.Avg.YACLongTDINTPDOpp. QB Rating 0 Comments   Share   Richard Sherman, SEA6583051.742114.01127328547.3 Patrick Peterson, ARZ16904954.468814.02847273691.3 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Joe Haden, CLE18995555.655710.116941641275.2 In the last couple of weeks, two elite-level NFL cornerbacks have been rewarded with fat new contracts.Last week, Seattle corner Richard Sherman received a four-year, $57 million deal that will give him $40 million guaranteed.Tuesday, Cleveland’s Joe Haden got paid as well, getting a five-year, $68 million pact that brings $45 million in guaranteed money.All this had led to speculation on the contract future of Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, who has been a Pro Bowler in each of his first three seasons. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Peterson has two years remaining on his rookie deal, but is aware of what’s happening around the league at the cornerback position.“I’m definitely excited to see what that number may be, since Richard got paid, but we have to wait and see,” Peterson said with a smile Monday.“I mean, I think I am,” Peterson responded when asked if he’s worth more than Sherman. “But at the end of the day both sides have to agree to terms and we’ll see what those terms are and hopefully sooner than later.”Never one to let anyone talk about him — as the world knows from his post-NFC Championship Game rant on San Francisco’s Michael Crabtree — Sherman responded to Peterson’s comments via Twitter Tuesday.Want what I got? Get the stats I got! Least targeted. #opinionvsfact pic.twitter.com/f2juIjKm66— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) May 13, 2014 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Interceptions aside, Sherman did rank as the sixth-best corner in the league based on ratings from ProFootballFocus.com. Peterson ranked 16th among the 110 players rated.last_img read more


The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo He became a free agent at the season’s end.Related LinksFormer Cardinals QB Drew Stanton agrees to deal with BrownsFormer Cardinals QB Matt Barkley signs with BengalsGabbert now joins a Titans team led by head coach Mike Vrabel that features quarterback Marcus Mariota. Last season, the Titans’ backup quarterback was Oklahoma State product Brandon Weeden. Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Blaine Gabbert has agreed to terms with the Tennessee Titans, the team announced Tuesday morning.Gabbert, 28, played his seventh NFL season with the Cardinals in 2017 after spending three years each with the San Francisco 49ers and the Jacksonville Jaguars, the latter of whom drafted Gabbert 10th overall in the 2011 NFL Draft.Last season, after injuries to Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton, then-coach Bruce Arians started Gabbert for five games. In that stint, the Missouri alum completed 55.6 percent of his passes for 1,086 yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions with a passer rating of 71.9. 18 Comments   Share   Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals quarterback Blaine Gabbert (7) warms up before an NFL football game against Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Sunday, Dec 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Langham Hospitality Group has launched OPTIMUM a 

first_imgLangham Hospitality Group has launched OPTIMUM, a programme providing Small Medium Enterprises with corporate rates at all participating The Langham and Langham Place hotels for companies which occupy 20-50 room nights per year. By enrolling into OPTIMUM companies can enjoy:Access to exclusive rate offerings across all The Langham and Langham Place hotels worldwide throughout the yearPreferential rates for Langham Club Room and Suite accommodationsInstant enrolment confirmation and Langham booking codeDedicated sales representative to personally assist with reservations and special requests worldwideAirline partner miles accrual towards preferred frequent flyer programme for travellersEnrolment invitations for travellers and travel bookers to Langham’s designated loyalty programmesInvitations to exclusive Langham promotionslast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >United Airlines is introducing a new custom-designed seat for first-class cabins on more than 200 of the company’s narrowbody aircraft. The seat will debut on an Airbus A319 this week, with retrofits on A319s, A320s and many Boeing 737s and 757s through 2016.Developed with input from customers whom the airline invited to test seat prototypes, UA and design firm PriestmanGoode have created several elements to improve the customer experience, including:All-leather seat covers in signature navy and champagne colorsA patented-design tray table with tablet holder, enabling travelers to enjoy food and beverages while using their personal electronic devicesAn articulating seat bottom for greater comfort when reclining and an adjustable headrestIn-seat universal A/C power outlets for customers to charge their devicesAdditional in-seat storage, including two seatback pockets and side stowage for laptops and tabletsDedicated beverage holdersGranite cocktail tablesAt 21.1 inches wide, the new United First seat is wider than the current seat and will have numerous custom-design elements and premium finishes, including the signature UA-branded tag.Each aircraft will continue to have the same number of premium-cabin seats.“This new seat is directly based on customer testing and feedback,” said Tom O’Toole, UA’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “We designed a custom seat that incorporates the features that today’s passengers want and upgrades our cabins.”UA’s new premium-cabin seat is among upgrades the airline is making to its aircraft interiors, including larger overhead bins, more in-seat power outlets and new carpets, mood lighting, boarding music and galley flooring.The airline has also recently:Updated its mobile app to offer interactive indoor maps at the airline’s hubs in the continental United States, including testing beacons at Newark Liberty International AirportExpanded its personal device entertainment to 120 Wi-Fi-equipped United Express regional jets, enabling more customers to stream free content to their laptop computers and iOS and Android devicesLaunched an upgraded food and beverage service – including multi-course meals, complimentary beer and wine and a new option to purchase premium snacks – for customers in United Economy on many intercontinental flightsIntroduced products from Cowshed Spa, the premium spa and lifestyle brand of London-based Soho House & Co., in premium cabins on long-haul international flights and in more than a dozen UA airport lounges worldwide.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

TIME Unlimited Tours has launched its Cultural Cit

first_imgTIME Unlimited Tours has launched its Cultural City to Cape Collection for winter. The tours, named ‘Season of Matariki – A Star Journey’, target premium international visitors looking for a fully integrated, seasonally themed Maori cultural experience.Clients seeking luxury options can immerse themselves in quality experiences that showcase culturally significant locations and attractions between Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland) and Te Rerenga Wairua (Cape Reinga) at the top of New Zealand’s North Island. Tours range from one-day, one-way or multi-day options.TIME Unlimited Tours works collaboratively with partners to deliver bespoke, exclusive or behind-the-scenes experiences as part of each itinerary to share both their Maori history and their everyday cultural upbringing.The experiences provide exclusivity and choice by connecting local people to the local places visited so that every cultural encounter is tailored to the manuhiri (guests).“The aim is to gain a sense of genuine connection between visitors and locals so that guests can have authentic experiences that share who we are as Maori,” says TIME Unlimited Tours director, Ceillhe Sperath. “Immersion into our tikanga (customs) fosters a greater understanding of Tangata Whenua (people of the land) and empowers our guests to feel comfortable to engage with the locals.”last_img read more

The number of Brits booking cheap flights to Spain

first_imgThe number of Brits booking cheap flights to Spain will ensure the country becomes the UK’s most popular holiday destination in 2010.This is according to the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO), which predicts that Spain will remain number one in spite of the growing popularity of Turkey and Egypt.AITO spokesman Ian Bradley explained that Turkey and Egypt are continuing to be discovered by Brits, partly due to the fact that they lie outside of the eurozone.”But we know that by the end of the year, Spain will once again be by far the most popular holiday destination,” he commented.”[Customers] need to bear in mind that many hotels throughout the eurozone, particularly in Spain, have slashed their prices.”Mr Bradley also said that the Easter weekend is one among the busiest times of year for the travel industry and is regarded as “the curtain raiser to the summer”.Figures from the International Air Transport Association published this week showed that demand for international flights increased by 9.5 per cent in February compared to the same month in 2009, which spells good news for airlines as summer approaches.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedFewer European visitors leads to ‘more enjoyable’ continental holidaysPeople booking flights to Europe this year are having a more enjoyable time because of the fewer number of visitorsSpanish destinations will become popular again in the long-term, AITO saysSpanish destinations will become popular again in the long-term, AITO saysBrits booking cheap flights to Europe this EasterBrits booking cheap flights to Europe this Easterlast_img read more

London UK – Reported by Elite Traveler the priva

first_imgLondon, UK – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineElite motor giant Rolls-Royce has appointed Giles Taylor as the new Design Director. Taylor replaces Ian Cameron, who will be retiring from the design role and leaving the company in 2013. With a career spanning 20 years in the company, Cameron was a leading designer for several of the company’s classic models including the 3 Series model range, the Z8 and the Range Rover.Perhaps Cameron’s greatest contribution to the company was the launch of their highly successful Phantom and Ghost family models, now signature models of the Rolls-Royce brand, of which he played an integral part.Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said: “I would like to thank Ian Cameron for his contribution to the resurgence of the Rolls-Royce marque. His legendary design capabilities combined with his passion for the company’s distinguished heritage have made him an integral part of the success of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars since the brand was acquired by the BMW Group.”Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President of BMW Group Design, added, “On behalf of BMW Group Design, I would like to extend my gratitude and appreciation for Ian’s years of leadership and contribution to the Rolls-Royce brand. His deep understanding of Rolls-Royce values and history has proven invaluable.”Cameron will be spending his remaining time as a Brand Ambassador for Rolls-Royce when Giles Taylor takes the design reins. Cameron said: “I feel very privileged to have led the design team for the renaissance of this most prestigious company and I am delighted to continue my relationship with Rolls-Royce in my new role as Brand Ambassador.”44-year-old Taylor has spent ten years as an executive designer in the British car industry as well as several international design roles. Before coming to Rolls-Royce, Taylor was acting as head of design for two model series at Jaguar, another iconic car company with a rich British heritage. He joined the Rolls-Royce design team in April 2011 as Head of Exterior Design and has a proven record within the company.Müller-Ötvös said: “As [Cameron’s] successor, Giles Taylor has a deep knowledge of emotive brands in the luxury segment and a proven track record, and is the perfect choice to lead the Rolls-Royce design team to future success.”Van Hooydonk added: “Giles Taylor brings with him exceptional design skills and a comprehensive understanding of British values and heritage that are so crucial to Rolls-Royce; I have no doubt that he will successfully continue to develop the outstanding design ethos so successfully created by Ian Cameron and his team.”www.rolls-roycemotorcars.comlast_img read more

Scottsdale Arizona – For one month out of the yea

first_imgScottsdale, Arizona – For one month out of the year athletes, celebrities and sports fans flock to America’s “Most Livable City” as Scottsdale transforms to host a handful of Major League Baseball’s elite during spring training, but it’s not all big league fun.Scottsdale has quickly become a hotbed for famed eateries, eclectic art galleries, exciting nightlife and world-class shopping. As hundreds of thousands of baseball fans head to the Southwest in March, they may be surprised to know Scottsdale has evolved into one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.Given its high-profile status, in recent years Scottsdale has introduced some of the most well-known global brands including the debut of the first W Hotel, W Scottsdale. Located in the heart of downtown, W Scottsdale is the only luxe, lifestyle hotel in the area offering spring training fans insider access to all things baseball and beyond. Guests are only minutes from five-star restaurants, premier shopping with the opening of Barneys New York, Jimmy Choo, Burberry and several others at Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall, and an abundance of vibrant nightlife and entertainment choices.“We’re in the center of it all,” said W Scottsdale General Manager, Leon Young. “March is a great time of year to visit. The weather is amazing, there are a variety of activities taking place here on property and around the city and we have some great hotel packages specifically designed for spring training fans.”Catering to the crowds in town for a preview of their favorite teams, W Scottsdale has two, one-of-a-kind special offers this season, each including transportation to and from Scottsdale Stadium via the property’s VIP Acura car service, two game tickets for the price of one and a couple of baseball bucks. W Scottsdale’s premier sports fan package even features an invite to a San Francisco Giants’ practice and on-field meet and greet, signed sports memorabilia and a stay in the hotel’s Cool Corner Suite – an experience sure to make anyone feel like a star athlete.For fans interested in Scottsdale’s nightlife, W Scottsdale boasts three popular destination bars to include its rooftop, indoor/outdoor Mediterranean-inspired bar, Shade; its poolside, sand beach bar, sunset.beach; and its indoor lounge, the Living Room. Recently the hotel launched its Friday night Living Room Live music series where a new, acoustic musician performs each week, creating an energetic environment where guests can listen to smooth sounds, sip and savor signature wines with special offers on bottles and mingle with friends.Additionally, W Scottsdale is within walking distance of the hottest nightclubs, dining and shopping at the Scottsdale Waterfront, local wine bars, the city’s downtown arts district and more.www.WHotels.com/Scottsdaleofferslast_img read more


NEW YORK NY – Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott hav

first_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott have named their baby girl Stormi.Jenner posted the name on Instagram on Tuesday with a photo of the baby’s tiny hand grasping her pink-polished thumb. The post was viewed more than 129,000 times by Tuesday afternoon.Jenner says she opted to be private and stress free while preparing for the “role of a lifetime.”Stormi was born Feb. 1, weighing in at 8 pounds, 8 ounces. The 20-year-old Jenner is the youngest sibling in the Kardashian-Jenner clan. She kept largely out of public view during her pregnancy. In a social media post, she says that pregnancy was “the most beautiful, empowering and life changing experience” and that she will “miss it.” Kylie Jenner, Travis Scott name their baby girl ‘Stormi’ In this combination photo, TV personality Kylie Jenner, left, attends Harper’s Bazaar Icons celebration on Sept. 9, 2016, in New York and rapper Travis Scott performs at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival on Sept. 23, 2017, in Las Vegas. In an Instagram post Sunday, Feb. 4, Jenner announced the birth of her baby girl born Thursday. It’s the first child for the 20-year-old reality star and the 25-year-old rapper. (Photos by Andy Kropa, left, and John Salangsang/Invision/AP) center_img by The Associated Press Posted Feb 6, 2018 2:30 pm PDT Last Updated Feb 7, 2018 at 10:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more


Han Solos Blaster from Return of the Jedi tops

first_imgHan Solo’s Blaster from ‘Return of the Jedi’ tops auction This photo provided by Julien’s Auctions shows character Han Solo’s BlasTech DL-44 blaster from the Star Wars trilogy film “Return of the Jedi” (Lucasfilm, 1983) that sold for $550,000 at Julien’s Auctions Hollywood Legends auction at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Julien’s Auctions say Ripley’s Believe It Or Not purchased the sci-fi weapon. (Julien’s Auctions via AP) by The Associated Press Posted Jun 24, 2018 3:37 am PDT Last Updated Jun 24, 2018 at 4:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Han Solo’s Blaster from the “Return of the Jedi” has sold for $550,000 at a Las Vegas auction.Julien’s Auctions says Ripley’s Believe It or Not bought the item Saturday.The sci-fi weapon was the top-selling item at the Hollywood Legends auction.The blaster was part of a collection from the U.S. art director on the film, James L. Schoppe. An Imperial Scout Trooper Blaster from the movie sold for $90,625.Julien’s says other items at the auction included a full Superman III costume worn by actor Christopher Reeve. It sold for $200,000, well over its original estimate.A black wool dress worn by Marilyn Monroe went for $50,000 to benefit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation.The auction was held at Planet Hollywood casino-resort.last_img read more


Michael Lewis releasing audio book on weather fore

first_imgMichael Lewis releasing audio book on weather forecasting NEW YORK, N.Y. – Michael Lewis’ next work of reporting focuses on one of the lesser known parts of the federal government: the Department of Commerce.And it will be available only on audio.Lewis’ “The Coming Storm” is being released through Audible, a producer and distributor owned by Amazon.com. Audible told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the book comes out July 31. It’s one of four planned Audible audio originals by Lewis, who for years published his journalism in Vanity Fair. He is known for such bestsellers as “The Big Short” and “Moneyball.”“The Coming Storm” notes that much of the Commerce Department’s budget is for weather forecasting. He writes of efforts by AccuWeather CEO Barry Myers, President Donald Trump’s pick to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to privatize forecasting. by The Associated Press Posted Jul 17, 2018 6:06 am PDT Last Updated Jul 17, 2018 at 6:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img FILE – In this Nov. 23, 2015 file photo, author Michael Lewis attends the premiere of “The Big Short” in New York. Lewis’ “The Coming Storm” is being released through Audible, a producer and distributor owned by Amazon.com. Audible told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the book comes out July 31. It’s one of four planned Audible audio originals by Lewis, who for years published his journalism in Vanity Fair. He is known for such best-sellers as “The Big Short” and “Moneyball.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) last_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Sep 27, 2018 6:00 pm PDT Last Updated Sep 27, 2018 at 6:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – The latest prize for Nobel laureate Toni Morrison will be presented by Oprah Winfrey.The Center for Fiction announced Thursday that Morrison will receive a lifetime achievement honour for “Excellence in Fiction.”Winfrey, who has chosen such Morrison novels as “Song of Solomon” and “Paradise” for her book club, will introduce the author during a Dec. 11 dinner ceremony.Morrison’s longtime publisher, editor-in-chief Sonny Mehta of Alfred A. Knopf, also will be honoured that night. He is the winner of the Maxwell Perkins Award, named for the celebrated editor of Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald among others. He will receive the prize from novelist Carl Hiassen.The Center for Fiction is a non-profit with a mission to “encourage people to read and value fiction.” Winfrey to present literary award to Toni Morrisonlast_img read more