Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News DataQuick Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2013-08-02 Tory Barringer DataQuick Launches Web-Based Title Analysis Tool Share in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology August 2, 2013 429 Views In San Diego, “”DataQuick””:http://dataquick.com/ unveiled Market Intelligence TitleShare, an analytics engine offering insight into title transaction and lending trends from the company’s property, sale, and mortgage information database.[IMAGE][COLUMN_BREAK]Features include the ability to create customized analyses and dashboards and generate title reports, allowing users to easily access business and marketing intelligence to measure market share, examine competitor behavior, and observe underlying market conditions.””Market shifts and increased regulatory scrutiny has markedly impacted the title insurance industry in recent years,”” said DataQuick president John Walsh. “”By putting key metrics and dashboards in the hands of decision-makers, Market Intelligence TitleShare helps title companies better understand market changes and adjust accordingly; such as with the current transition from a refinance to a purchase-driven real estate market.””
2017-09-28 Nicole Casperson September 28, 2017 564 Views On Thursday, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in conjunction with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) released the 2017 Remodeling Impact Report; the data reveals the top remodeling projects, as well as the increased financial and emotional value that specific projects bring.According to the report, after completing a remodeling project, “75 percent of owners have a greater desire to be in their home, 65 percent say they have increased enjoyment in their home, and 77 percent feel a major sense of accomplishment when thinking of their completed project.” In addition, “56 percent felt happy when they see their completed projects, and 39 percent say they feel satisfied.”NAR President William E. Brown said that whether homeowners are hoping to impress potential buyers, bringing in higher offers, or gaining more equity in the home, remodeling projects and home upgrades brings the most value to homeowners.Homeowners looking to sell should consider interior renovations, specifically hardwood floor refinishing, which ranked as the project with the largest financial return upon resale, recovering 100 percent of project costs upon resale, according to the report.For exterior projects, NAR reported new roofing will recover 109 percent of costs upon resale, more than any other project, as “new roofing was also named the exterior project that most appeals to buyers, followed by new vinyl windows, a new garage door, and new vinyl siding.”Projects with a perfect “Joy Score of 10,” which is the ranking of satisfaction from projects, included a new master/owner’s suite, with an estimated cost of $125,000 for a full makeover, and new steel front doors, with an estimated cost of $2,000.“This year’s report confirms how remodeling can increase home value and day-to-day enjoyment,” said Tom Miller, President of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. “I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to work with a contractor you can trust who adheres to a strict code of ethics and can help define a realistic budget.”View the full report by clicking here. Remodeling: What Areas Bring the Most Value? in Daily Dose, Featured, News Share
Adjustable-Rate Mortgages fixed mortgage rate Freddie Mac PMMS Primary Market Mortgage Survey Sean Becketti 2017-10-19 Dean Terrell The 5-year Treasury-indexed ARM averaged 3.17 percent with an average 0.4 point. This is up from last week’s average of 3.16 percent. A year ago it averaged at 2.85 percent.Methodology:Average commitment rates should be reported along with average fees and points. The PMMS report defines discount points as the total charged by the lender at settlement. One point equates to one percent of the loan amount. Borrowers may still be required to pay closing costs which are not included in the PPMS. For full definitions visit the Freddie Mac blog here. October 19, 2017 658 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Market Studies Share Mortgage Market Update: Freddie Mac’s Latest Stats The 15-year FRM this week averaged 3.19 percent, down from 3.21 percent last week. The mortgage point averaged at 0.5. Freddie Mac released its Weekly Primary Market Mortgage Survey (PMMS) Thursday ending October 19th, showing that the 30-year fixed mortgage rate (FRMs) decreased by 3 basis points to 3.88 percent. According to Sean Becketti, chief economist at Freddie Mac: “Rates came down slightly this week, ending a brief, two-week streak of increases.” Let’s look at this week’s most recent data:The 30-year FRM averaged at a 0.5 mortgage point. The 30-year FRM averaged 3.52 percent the same time last year. The 10-year Treasury yield dipped 6 points.
The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) 55-Plus Single-Family Housing Market Index (HMI) hit its highest level since its inception in 2008, rising six points to 72 in Q1 2019.The HMI finished 2018 at 66, which was nearly a six-point increase from Q3 2018. The HMI’s previous all-time high was 71 in Q4 2017.The HMI measures two segments of the 55-plus housing market: single-family homes and multifamily condominiums. Each segment of the 55-plus HMI measures builder sentiment based on a survey that asks if current sales, prospective buyer traffic and anticipated six-month sales for that market are good, fair, or poor.According to the report, present sales increased to 76, expected sales for the next six months grew to 77, and traffic of prospective buyers increased eight points to 61.“Favorable demographics and lower mortgage rates have helped to increase demand in the 55-plus housing market,” the report stated. “However, it is important to note that supply-side challenges, such as regulatory, land acquisition, and construction costs, continue to temper growth.”This report comes on the heels of Freddie Mac reporting that mortgage rates dipped to 4.14%, and projected to be a quarter to half a percent lower than they were last year.According to Freddie Mac’s report, 30-year fixed-rate mortgages dropped 0.41% year-over-year, and fell 0.06% from last week’s 4.20%. This was the first reported decrease in nearly a month.Rates for 15-year fixed-rate mortgages saw a similar decline, coming in at 3.6%, which is a 0.43% decline from 2018. The week-to-week rate fell just 0.04% from 3.64%.For historical context, 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rates were at 4.84% as of May 7, 2009.Long-term mortgage rates have been brought down to around 4%, partly due to the Fed’s decision to hold off on further rate hikes for now. Before the Fed’s decision, realtor.com’s data suggested an increase in upward momentum spurred by continued economic growth and monetary policy tightening.Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it will be keeping the federal funds rate at 2.25% to 2.50%.THE NAHB’s HMI reported a new all-time high of 72 for Q1 of 2019. The previous all-time was 71, which was reached in Q4 of 2017. in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News May 3, 2019 1,588 Views 2019 Housing Market Baby Boomers Mortage Rates National Association of Home Builder Single Family Housing Handbook 2019-05-03 Mike Albanese Housing Market for Baby Boomers Soaring Share
Minor Hotels’ upscale brand, AVANI, has announced its new family-friendly beachfront resort – AVANI Sunset Coast Samui Resort & Villas< – will be opening on the southeast coast of Koh Samui in September 2018.The resort is set within Pang Kha Bay, overlooking the sea and Five Islands, and is only a 40 minute drive from Samui International Airport. 2 bedroom Beachfront Pool VillaOcean View Room58 contemporary and stylish rooms with private balconies, and sea-facing villas with plunge pools, all feature a full range of modern comforts, including free WiFi, modern furnishings, large LCD TVs and bathrooms with a rain shower.Living Room – 2 bedroom Beachfront Pool VillaResort facilities will include two swimming pools, an AVANIFit gym and The Pantry, where guests will be able to grab a quick bite or picnic essentials, a chic beachside bar and restaurant, Watersports Centre, gym, and AVANISpa. TOP IMAGE: 2 Bedroom Beachfront Pool Villa AVANIhotelsKoh Samuiresorts
Pictured at The Argentine Experience are L-R: Joy Zulic from Lifestyle Travel, Jacqui Ingram from Flying Colours Travel, Contours Travel host, Rod McInerney, Andrew Lewtas from Travel Connections, Trish O’Brien from Travel Counsellors, Raelene Caltsounis from Travel Focus and Hugh Tilley from Black Rock Travel. agensArgentinaChileContours Travelfamil IMAGE: The group sailed to Patagonia on the Ventus AustralisFor six lucky agents, a Contours Travel grand 15-day famil to Chile and Argentina included touring Chile’s acclaimed wineries, a cruise through the spectacular Patagonian fjords aboard the new expedition ship, Ventus Australis, a visit to a cattle ranch in Argentina, a tango dinner show in Buenos Aires and a cooking class and gourmet dinner at the Argentine Experience in Buenos Aires.The tour showcased the varied group tours and FIT itineraries offered by Contours Travel, which was formed in 1975.
Cruising AustraliaP&OP&O CruisesP&O Short BreaksShort break cruising Coinciding with their ‘Sail of the Century’ presentation at the World’s Leading Cruise Lines Summit last week, P&O Cruises has announced two new themed short-break cruises for late 2019 and 2020, forming part of the new 2020 program which is the result of growing demand from Australians for short breaks.“Since 2012 the number of guests enjoying a three or four night P&O Cruise has tripled,” said Ryan Tailbel, Vice President Sales and Marketing at the summit. “Short break cruises now account for 40 per cent of our total itinerary mix,” he said.Two dedicated 1980s themed three-night Tribute Cruises will celebrate the best of the MTV generation. The first 1980s tribute cruise will depart Brisbane on 1 February, 2020 with fares starting from $474 quad share. The second sailing departs 3 April, 2020 from Sydney with fares starting from $674 quad share.An inaugural Country Music Festival at Sea short break cruise will celebrate all genres of country music with performances by respected artists. The Country Music Festival at Sea cruise will depart Brisbane on 7 December, 2019. Fares start from $424 quad share.At the summit, P&O said it was in the process of completely refreshing its fleet and will grow again in 2020 and 2021 with the arrival of two new ships.Image: Ryan Tailbel, Vice President Sales and Marketing at the World’s Leading Cruise Lines Summit. Credit: Katrina Holden.
Tourism & Transport Forum Chief Executive Officer Margy Osmond said new figures released this week show that both visitors and locals continue to choose Australia as a holiday destination in record numbers.“The Tourism Research Australia data just released tells us that domestic overnight tourism continues to perform strongly with spend increasing by 13% to reach $72.2billion in the year ending December 2018,” she said.“Aussies are taking the time to explore their own backyard and travelling interstate, with holiday visits up 8% to 42.4 million and spending increasing by 9% to $35. 3 billion dollars.“This is an outstanding result. It is wonderful to see that all states and territories have seen impressive growth across 2018 in domestic overnight tourism with Queensland and Tasmania leading the charge.“However, NSW has once again come out on top as Australia’s number one tourism destination seeing the state’s highest number of domestic overnight visitors and expenditure on record.“Australia’s strong domestic tourism results dove tail into continued growth in international visitor numbers and spending, particularly by Chinese visitors but also longstanding major inbound markets including the US , New Zealand and UK visitors.”Recent data release by TTF and Nielsen showed that 78% of Australia’s believe that tourism contributed to a stronger economy and see the sector as the leader when it comes for future jobs rating at 31% ahead of the financial sector, agriculture and mining“The results cement our industry’s as a driving force when it comes to a strong and healthy economy,” Ms Osmond added. tourismtransportTTF
airlinesCairnsSilkairSingapore SilkAir has increased its direct Cairns-Singapore flights increasing daily services from the current five times weekly. The expansion to daily services will see the total number of SilkAir seats per week from Cairns to Singapore increase by 40%.Singapore Airlines Regional Vice President South West Pacific, Mr Philip Goh, said the increase was testament to the demand for both inbound and outbound travel to Far North Queensland.“We’ve seen a sustained increase in demand for flights from Cairns to Singapore and beyond, and we’re excited to be able to offer daily services to our customers in northern Queensland,” Mr Goh said.“Since launching our Cairns service four years ago on a circular routing via Darwin three times per week, we’ve grown steadily to daily, thanks to the tremendous support of our customers and partners, Cairns Airport, Tourism and Events Queensland and Tourism Tropical North Queensland.SilkAir’s investment in northern Australia will continue from 6 July 2019 with the introduction of a seventh weekly service from Darwin to Singapore.
0 Comments Share Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Then again, the Cardinals have had their success with former St. Louis Rams quarterbacks. Does a certain Kurt Warner ring any bells? D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Top Stories The analyst joins a list that gets longer by the day of those who believe Joe Flacco’s backup will start next season in an Arizona Cardinals uniform. ESPN’s John Clayton is also on board with the idea.To Lombardi, Bulger’s the likeliest choice because of the uncertainty among the other possibilities. According to him though, Carson Palmer and Donovan McNabb should be crossed off the list.“[Bengals owner] Mike Brown thinks Carson Palmer is going to retire and the only way he’s going to unretire is to come back to Cincinnati,” Lombardi said. “I think Donovan McNabb will eventually end up in Minnesota.” As for the more popular candidates among Cardinals fans, Kevin Kolb and Matt Hasselbeck’s futures remain up in the air for now.“Matt Hasselbeck turned down a decent deal from the Seattle Seahawks before free agency [and] before the lockout happened so I think he’s a wild card,” Lombardi said. “I’m not sure where Kevin Kolb is going to end up. I used to think he was going to Cleveland, [but] I’m not sure anymore.”While it appears his best years may be behind him, Bulger remains a viable option. There’s a strong possibility he at least completes passes to Larry Fitzgerald, while a rookie learns on the sidelines and takes over at some point during the season. This time next week the Cardinals’ quarterback situation might be a little more clear. They might have drafted a signal-caller high enough to give him the advantage in the race to be the team’s starter.Until then, the speculation continues. And the Marc Bulger train has picked up another passenger.“There’s a lot of question marks in this [quarterback] area but I do know this: I know Marc Bulger wants to play in Arizona and I do know that the Cardinals would like to have Marc Bulger,” said NFL analyst Michael Lombardi as a guest on Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug and Wolf Friday morning. “Now whether they get a contract or not remains to be seen.” What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke
Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories Comments Share D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt released astatement Friday regarding the team’s quarterbacksituation moving forward:Regarding today’s developments and ourquarterback position, acquiring Peyton Manning is nolonger an option for us. Since the end of last season we made it very clear thatour plan was to head into 2012 with Kevin Kolb and JohnSkelton, let the process play out and – like at everyposition – go with the quarterback who gives us the bestchance to win.Obviously something very unique and unexpected presenteditself. We’ve said it many times: if there’s anopportunity to make our team better we’ll explore it; weview the potential of adding a first-ballot Hall of Famequarterback as one of those. The organization quickly puttogether an aggressive plan to go after it. We’re proud ofthat and feel very strongly about what we have to offer asa team and as an organization. In the end it didn’t workout but from our perspective it was very positive and wecertainly don’t have any regrets about it. We sit here today in the same spot we were heading intothe offseason. That’s with two experienced quarterbackswho have both demonstrated positive things in the past andwho we feel good about. Like we said at the end of theseason when we won seven of the last nine games, carryingthe momentum of that strong finish into 2012 is importantand that remains unchanged. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away
D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories Arizona Cardinals practice squad wide receiver Gerell Robinson was suspended by the National Football League Friday afternoon for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing drugs, according to Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic.Robinson’s suspension is listed on the official NFL transaction report for Friday under the heading ‘Suspended by Commissioner’.The rookie out of Arizona State was in training camp with the Denver Broncos before being released and signed to the Cardinals practice squad. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke 0 Comments Share
Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires TEMPE, Ariz. — What happens Sunday in New Orleans is of great importance to the Arizona Cardinals, but don’t expect them to be paying attention to what’s happening between the Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.After all, they’ll kind of have their hands full with the San Francisco 49ers at the same time.“The only thing that’s going to matter to us is what’s happening on the field,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said. “That game doesn’t matter unless our scoreboard is reading right.” The Cardinals’ playoff scenario is well known at this point. A win against the 49ers coupled with a Saints loss or tie means they’re in. A tie against San Francisco along with a Saints loss would suffice, as would a Cardinals win along with a Saints tie. Anything else, though, and they won’t be playing past Week 17.It’s not an enviable position to be in, needing a nearly two-touchdown underdog to come through for you, but at least there’s a chance. “You can’t worry,” quarterback Carson Palmer said of only being able to control so much of their playoff fate. “It’s hard to not, but you just can’t worry. You can’t think about that stuff. We have a chance to beat the San Francisco 49ers at our place. We know they’re going into the playoffs, so we have a chance to send them into the playoffs with a loss. “That’s really the only focus that we can have.”After all, the only part of the Cardinals’ playoff scenario the team does control is the game on their field, and a loss would render everything else moot. That’s not to say fans will not be checking their phones throughout the game to see what is happening in the Big Easy or that the scores from around the league will not be displayed somewhere at University of Phoenix Stadium. But looking is not an option for those on the field. “I’m going to try not to,” Palmer said of scoreboard watching. “That’s another thing you learn is just focus. Playing quarterback, you have to focus on your job; you have to focus on what the pictures show from the last series as you’re sitting there on the sideline and what to expect on the next play.”But, Palmer admitted, it may be a bit tough not to know.“I’m sure it’s going to be plastered all over the stadium,” he said. “It’s probably not going to be easy to avoid, but we have to focus on the team that’s across from us.” Top Stories Comments Share Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires “But, he brings a lot of passion to the practice field, too, and the locker room. Yeah, he’s everything we needed.”Everything the team needed, but perhaps did not think it would.When the team signed Foote, the idea was to have him be part of an inside linebacker trio that would feature him along with Kevin Minter and Daryl Washington. Unfortunately, Washington was suspended for the entire season due to violating the league’s policy on substance abuse, which then forced the veteran into a larger-than-anticipated role.“Contract-wise, he was supposed to be suspended four to six games,” Foote said of Washington. “So I said ‘OK, I can come play, and kick back and coach,’ and he ends up gone for the year and I’m in there every snap. “But competitively I love being out there, but six games and I was looking at the money, and I was, ‘OK, that makes sense.’”Oops?“All I know is that Daryl was supposed to be gone four to six games and I was going to be in there and hopefully keep us .500 until he gets back,” Foote said of what he thought his job would be. “But I’ve always been a third down linebacker.” 0 Comments Share – / 20 TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals appear to have found a gem in linebacker Larry Foote.The veteran has been on the field for every one of the team’s 397 defensive snaps this season, tallying 35 tackles (28 solo), one sack, three tackles for loss, two passes defensed and one interception. Not bad for a 34-year-old signed to a one-year, $955,000 contract.“Oh, gosh, Larry’s kind of the glue over there right now, he and Jerraud Powers,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Monday after his team’s 24-13 win over the Oakland Raiders, a game in which Foote led the team with four tackles and tallied its only quarterback sack. “He calls the defense, he sets the defense, he’s the cheerleader; he’s everything I knew he would be. He’s been that way for a long time. Foote’s value is not just in his raw talent, but in his smarts and ability to help line up the defense, especially late in games. He has been asked to do more than he bargained for, and in turn has been one of the best deals of the 2014 offseason. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The seven interceptions are the most in the NFL.“I had to lay out for mine,” Powers said, smiling. “Ty got a couple ones that kind of just fell into his lap. J.B. made a break where it was like a pitch-and-catch type deal. Rashad, for a guy that’s got nine fingers, the tip ball that’s low to the ground, that was impressive. I gave him his props. (His interception) came off of my deflection, by the way. And Pat used his body. He used his body. He didn’t use his hands to catch his, he used his body. I used my hands. I got a picture to prove it, so I still think I got the best hands. (And) I got two jammed fingers right now, but I don’t want to mention that.”All kidding aside, the Cardinals’ takeaways haven’t just stopped opposing offenses, but set up their own offense.The Cardinals have scored at least three points off all seven: five touchdowns and two field goals for a total of 41 points, tops in the NFL.“It’s just a total team effort,” Mathieu said. “You talk about what our offense has been able to do. Those guys continue to score 30 points really puts us in a position as a defense to really make those big-time plays because most teams are going to have to try to throw the ball to catch up to us. We really got a good group of guys.” Under head coach Bruce Arians, the defense has always been strong, and this season is no exception even with a first-year defensive coordinator in James Bettcher.“We believe that we can (be ranked) No. 1 in interceptions and No. 1 in turnovers in the NFL this season. That’s the kind of guys we have in the secondary and on defense that we feel like we can get it down,” Johnson said. “A lot of that came from training camp, as well, because we’re going against a great offense each and every day. And being able to hold them some days, on some days they’re making big plays on us, and it only just combined to make us even better once the season started to be able to put up points on both sides of the ball the way that we’re doing.” – / 42 Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires TEMPE, Ariz. – Of the seven Arizona Cardinals’ takeaways this season, all have been interceptions, including four last week against San Francisco.The debate inside the locker room on Thursday was which INT has been the best.Safety Tyrann Mathieu has two, one of which he returned for a touchdown. Cornerback Justin Bethel and safety Tony Jefferson each have pick-sixes, while safety Rashad Johnson and corners Patrick Peterson and Jerraud Powers account for one interception apiece. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arizona Cardinals cornerback Jerraud Powers (25) celebrates his interception against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Top Stories
Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Arizona Cardinals announced Friday that they have agreed to trade center/guard Tony Bergstrom to the Baltimore Ravens for a conditional seventh round draft pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.Bergstrom was drafted by Oakland in 2012 and appeared in 25 games for the Raiders through 2015. After playing for the Houston Texans in 2016, the Cardinals signed Bergstrom on May 3. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Lineman Tony Bergstrom and his teammates during an OTA practice May 24. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 2 Comments Share
Comments Share Arizona Cardinals offensive linemen Jared Veldheer and Earl Watford put their best feet forward — or should I say their mugs — to help out the relief efforts in Sonoma County following the deadly wildfires that ravaged parts of Northern California. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling I’ll 100% join in the efforts and match as well. Y’all go help in this great cause!— Earl Watford (@EWatts78) October 26, 2017On Thursday, Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company in Gilbert announced its special tapping of the Sonoma Pride hazy IPA, a beer from the Russian River Brewing Company in California. All of the proceeds are going to the King Ridge Foundation to help the wildfire victims in that area. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo (Twitter Photo/@AZWildernessCo) The two linemen were quick to respond.Veldheer was the first to chime in and not 15 minutes later, Watford stepped up to add to the relief efforts.It may not be in the same state, but “Sonoma Pride” is alive in the Valley.To get in on the donating action, visit sonomapride.com. Top Stories
Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “This is fantastic news, we will be bringing Super Bowl LVII back to the Valley of the sun in 2023,” Ducey said. “It was a big win, Arizona wins in this Super Bowl regardless.”Related LinksArizona will host Super Bowl LVII in 2023Arizona last hosted the Super Bowl in 2015.Before that, Arizona hosted the championship game in 2008 — also at the Glendale stadium, and in 1996 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe. University of Phoenix Stadium has also hosted the 2015 Pro Bowl, 2007 and 2011 BCS National Championship games, and the 2016 College Football Playoff title game.Over 700 million dollars was pumped into the state’s economy as a result of the Super Bowl in 2015, but Ducey believes the impact could be greater in 2023.“We will probably see a billion dollar economic impact,” Ducey said. “We had 121,000 visitors here last time we hosted the Super Bowl, we had over a million people at Super Bowl Central in downtown Phoenix, all of those numbers are going to grow.“There’s 22 new hotels that will be in the Valley, there’s new miles of freeway. There’s a lot of things that will help with economic impact.”Arizona has faced criticism with past events due to the stadium being located in Glendale, a far drive from some of the state’s most popular venues in Scottsdale. Arizona was awarded the opportunity Wednesday to host Super Bowl LVII in 2023, bringing one of the biggest events in sports to the state for the fourth time.NFL owners voted unanimously at the league’s annual spring meeting in Atlanta this week, where Arizona Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Chairman David Rousseau pitched the state.Ducey joined 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Burns & Gambo on Thursday, calling the opportunity to host the Super Bowl a “win” for the state. Despite the distance, Ducey says it brings an opportunity for visitors to experience all that Arizona has to offer for major events.“What I have heard people say is that the game may be in Glendale, but the party is in Scottsdale,” he said. “I think it is really an opportunity to showcase our state, the different cities and municipalities and put things together.”Before landing in Arizona, the Super Bowl will take place in Atlanta, Miami, Tampa Bay and Los Angeles.A new procedure put to rest the old bid system. Starting with the 2023 game, the league will choose a city to be the host, sides will work on a contract, then that deal goes before owners for a vote.Ducey said he hopes to continue vying for the state to host the Super Bowl and other major events in the near future.“The one thing we do great in Arizona is we try harder, this is a startup state,” Ducey said. “I think you see this type of leadership in the business community where you have individuals like Michael Bidwill who step up and a governor like me who knows this is good for our state.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires (Matt Layman/KTAR News) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories 5 Comments Share
Go back to the e-newsletterSingapore Airlines has unveiled the next generation of regional cabin products, fitted on its new Boeing 787-10 fleet, which will redefine travel on flights up to eight hours.The new cabin products feature fully-flat beds and direct aisle access for all Business Class customers, ergonomically-designed contour backrests with six-way adjustable headrests in Economy Class, and personalised in-flight entertainment (IFE) experience for all customers through myKrisWorld.They were unveiled for the first time at a launch event in Singapore. The launch followed the arrival of the world’s first 787-10 from Boeing’s production facility in North Charleston, South Carolina.The new 787-10s are configured with 337 seats in two classes, featuring 36 Business Class seats and 301 Economy Class seats.New Business ClassManufactured by Stelia Aerospace, the new regional Business Class seats on the 787-10s are arranged in a forward-facing 1-2-1 staggered configuration to provide every customer direct aisle access.With each seat able to recline directly into a 76” fully-flat bed, Business Class customers can rest in more comfort, even on the shortest flights. Customers will have more options to relax in their seat while being entertained by KrisWorld, SIA’s award-winning in-flight entertainment system, on their personal 18” full high-definition touchscreen monitor, powered by Panasonic’s latest eX3 system.Each seat measures up to 26” in width with retractable armrests that can be raised and lowered. Whether travelling alone or with a partner, adjustable dividers at the centre seats provide for a customised level of privacy to suit individual preferences.Customers can also look forward to other features to enhance their travelling experience, such as ample stowage space for personal items, a business panel with in-seat power supply and USB ports, and integrated reading light unit with adjustable lighting intensity. New inflight entertainment experienceAll customers on the new 787-10s will also have greater control over their in-flight entertainment (IFE) experience through myKrisWorld, allowing for world-first IFE personalisation. Features of myKrisWorld include content recommendations based on customer preferences and viewing history, and KrisFlyer members being able to bookmark and resume content, as well as customise and save preferences for subsequent flights.SIA is also the first airline in the world to offer a series of games from Toca Boca and Sago Mini on KrisWorld. Initially available on the 787-10s, this popular entertainment option will progressively be made available on other aircraft types in the Airline’s fleet.The new 787-10s will also be equipped with in-flight Wi-Fi supported by Panasonic’s Global Communication Services and GSM phone services provided by Panasonic’s wholly-owned subsidiary Aeromobile.“The introduction of the new cabin products on our Boeing 787-10 fleet reinforces our unwavering commitment to product leadership, one of the key pillars of our brand promise,” said SIA CEO Mr Goh Choon Phong.“The new products were the result of a series of consultations with customers, and from working closely with our seat designers and manufacturers. We are confident that the new regional cabin products, with full-flat beds in Business Class and the many new features in Economy Class, will offer our customers a more comfortable in-flight experience even on the shortest flights.”SIA is investing US$350 million in the introduction of the new regional cabin products on an initial 20 787-10s.Osaka and Perth will be the first scheduled destinations to be served by the new 787-10s from May 2018. Prior to the launch of these regular services, the aircraft will be operated on selected flights to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur for crew training purposes.Go back to the e-newsletter
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