Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “He’s so talented … he’s always making the first man miss,” Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald said. “He’s really versatile. He’s somebody that can be on the field all three downs.”Ellington had struggled with pass protection and the auxiliary responsibilities of being an NFL running back like most rookies do. But Ellington said he’s finally 100 percent healthy. But Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he’ll “see how everything goes” once Mendenhall is able to return to action, and added that while Ellington started the game, the number of reps he received didn’t increase significantly. Still, Ellington proved capable of handling even a slightly increased workload.“He scared me one time when he went down,” Arians said. “But we tried to keep him in space as much as possible.” – / 18 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Since getting a glimpse of rookie running back Andre Ellington’s playmaking ability, Arizona Cardinals fans have clamored for the backup to get more touches and take over the starting role from Rashard Mendenhall. Those fans got their wish on Sunday with Mendenhall out because of a lingering toe injury, and Ellington may have exceeded even the loftiest of expectations. The 5-foot-9, 200-pound speedster from Clemson rushed for 154 yards on 15 carries, including an 80-yard touchdown scamper that showcased Ellington’s lateral quickness and blazing speed. center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   last_img read more

When Seabourn Odyssey debuted in Venice last month

first_imgWhen Seabourn Odyssey debuted in Venice last month, the intimate, 450-guest vessel was hailed by one cruise expert as “game-changer.” And as its maiden season continues, one of the ways the first new luxury cruiser in over six years is actually changing the game is quickly becoming clear—by attracting younger, affluent travelers to cruise with them for the first time.Seabourn Odyssey’s first two sold-out, seven-day voyages, sailing among the Greek Isles and along the coast of Turkey, carried nearly 40 percent more first-time guests than Seabourn’s average. And those guests averaged 10 percent younger than the line&rsquos long-time loyal following—the number of guests under 45 years of age exceeded the norm by 64 percent.“From the very beginning, we designed our new class of yachts to appeal to a young, sophisticated traveler,” said Pamela Conover, Seabourn’s president and CEO. “We took the personalized service and attention to detail that Seabourn has always offered, and added features and amenities that younger guests appreciate,” she continued. “We are delighted to see our target audience flocking to Seabourn Odyssey.”Odyssey is rich in details that appeal to a new breed of upscale travelers: expansive outdoor dining venues, a state-of-the-art gym and the largest spa facility on any luxury vessel; complimentary watersports from Odyssey’s own marina; the relaxed, club-like atmosphere created by all-inclusive beverage service and open-seating dining. And there are savvy touches that delight a hip, worldly crowd, such as the avant-garde tasting menus served in the intimate Restaurant 2, the pizza oven and gelateria by the pool and the European-style coffee bar in the comfy confines of Seabourn Square.Another feature that attracts younger travelers is Odyssey’s ability to visit smaller ports such as Kotor in Montenegro or the Greek isle of Khyos that are off the usual tourist track, making for a more authentic travel experience.www.seabourn.comlast_img read more