Hilton announces new leadership in Australasia Heidi Kunkel

first_imgHeidi Kunkel – HiltonHilton announces new leadership in Australasia, Heidi KunkelHilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced that Heidi Kunkel has been appointed to the position of vice president, operations, Australasia with effect from April 4.Heidi will oversee the operations of Hilton’s 23 trading and 9 pipeline properties and lead the company’s growth strategy across Australia, Fiji, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. She will take over the role from interim incumbent Sean Wooden, who will return to his position as vice president, brand management Asia Pacific.“With Australasia being a key market for Hilton, I am confident that Heidi is the perfect candidate to leverage its potential and bring us to greater heights. With her at the helm, we will continue to build on our recent successes in Australasia, including our win as one of Australasia’s best companies to work for and the opening of our first Curio Collection property in the region, West Hotel Sydney, Curio Collection by Hilton,” said Alan Watts, area president, Hilton Asia Pacific.An Australian native, Heidi was most recently CEO New Markets Europe & Africa at Club Med, responsible for over 15 commercial market sources, including the UK, South Europe, and the Middle East. Her leadership contributed to Club Med’s Brand of the Year win at this year’s World Branding Awards, an accolade which recognized the holiday chain’s worldwide achievements. .Prior to the above role, Heidi also held key leadership positions in Club Med’s commercial offices and resorts, among them being CEO, South East Asia Pacific; President, North East Asia (Korea and Japan); and General Manager for Pacific (based in Sydney).“I am thrilled to lead Hilton’s operations in Australasia, as the company looks to an even bigger year in 2018. Hilton is renowned for its hospitality and innovation and I look forward to working with the team to further strengthen our position in the region,” Heidi said.Source = Hiltonlast_img read more

There are some parts in the game where sometimes

first_img“There are some parts in the game where sometimes one individual might see something different in the coverage, but I think it’s just all, individually, we’ve got to look at ourself,” he said. “For me, just going back, looking at the film by myself, and just seeing what the quarterback is seeing and make the corrections and talk to him after you make the corrections and see how we can get better the next week.”Floyd getting on track would do a lot for both the Cardinals and his future. The 26-year-old is set to become a free agent at the conclusion of this season, and with a good year could find himself on the receiving end of a nice new contract.He admitted there is no way to completely remove thoughts of next season from his head, and noted they are in his head “for sure.”“But I can only control what I can control, and that’s going out there and making plays and starting off fast,” he said. “And when those 50-50 balls come to me, it’s all about making the plays.”Injury updateThe official injury report can be found here, but Wednesday saw the return to practice for a couple of ailing Cardinals, with guard Evan Mathis and linebacker Kareem Martin practicing on a limited basis. The only players who did not practice were defensive lineman Frostee Rucker (knee) and punter Drew Butler (achilles). The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo “I think, for sure, for me, there was a play down field where I saw the coverage differently,” Floyd said. “I spoke with Carson after that, he was correct, we made the corrections during meetings and we move forward. I don’t plan on having that mistake again, and we settled it there.”While Floyd’s start may not be up to the standard he set for himself, Palmer believes there has been no drop-off in play from the fifth-year pro.“Mike Floyd’s catching balls in practice every day,” he said. “He’s catching balls consistently with his hands. I have a ton of faith in him and I expect every ball I throw to him for him to make a catch or jump over somebody to make a catch. But he’s made tons of plays and that’s that.”The only thing missing from Floyd’s game compared to last season, according to Arians, is consistency, both in practice and in games.“He shines and then all of a sudden he’ll drop an easy one,” he said. “You just can’t do that.”Floyd is not the only player on the offense who has not played up to his normal standard, and in the passing game especially, things for whatever reason seem to be off. Comments   Share   Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Oh, and Floyd’s head also hit the turf hard at one point, and though he passed a concussion test during the game, was entered into the protocol on Monday after waking up with a headache.By Wednesday, Floyd had been cleared to resume practicing, and he went through the session in a yellow non-contact jersey without any symptoms. So, he should be completely cleared by Thursday.The matter of his early-season struggles, however, still remains.“I would say some of the balls, them 50-50 balls, I don’t think we would be having this conversation if I came down with them,” Floyd said after practice Wednesday. “But that’s just how it is now and I’ve got to look forward for next week and making big plays, because they’re going to come to me every single week. It’s up to me to make them.”On the season, Floyd has caught nine passes for 134 yards with one touchdown on 24 targets. Many of the passes thrown his way are of the contested variety, with Palmer trusting the 6-foot-2, 220-pound wideout to make a play. Some of them, like the one he dropped in the first quarter against Buffalo, are much easier.There are also some that, because of a misunderstanding, turn into turnovers. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactcenter_img New specialistsOn Monday, Arians said even though Butler would not be available to punt, the plan was to possibly keep him active on game days to hold on field goals and PAT attempts. By Wednesday, however, that idea seemed to fall by the wayside.“I’m holding that as a secret,” Arians joked when asked if Butler could still be the holder. “That’s a secret. That’s so potentially dangerous that the Rams might know that. I doubt it. I doubt it. The reason is he’s in a boot. If he were actually to jog out there, he could do more damage than good. So, we’re probably not going to do that.”Holding in place of Butler would be the team’s new punter, Ryan Quigley. And snapping to him will be Aaron Brewer, who was signed to replace the released Kameron Canaday.Arians said he’s confident Quigley could handle the role as in practice Wednesday he performed well through a good breeze.Catanzaro, who confirmed his coach’s account by saying he went 8-for-8 in practice, said the new guys performed well Wednesday.But, there are things to work through.“Just the tempo, getting used to their tempo and how they do it,” he said. “We’re trying to just kind of get them kind of on the same page as far as the cadence goes for field goal for us.” On Brewer, who is replacing Canaday, Arians said the veteran has got a lot of tape and has proven to be consistent.The 26-year-old spent the last four seasons with the Denver Broncos, and comes to Arizona with more than 60 games under his belt. That experience, Arians said, is key to helping at the position.“It’s all about nerves,” he said. “When you talk about guys, I always use a putter (as an example). The guys on tour early, they can’t make it because of the nerves on their putter. They’ve got all the talent in the world, but the nerves have to be controlled. I want Kam back because the kid’s got a lot of talent. Once he gets his nerves under control, and it’s just like young guys on tour putting.”Canaday’s nerves may have cost him a job, but you would think now Arians will be more at ease with a veteran snapping the ball.“They were at ease before,” he said. “It was just a matter of watching a guy do it every day and then just not handling it on game day. But yeah, this guy’s done it, so it’s easier.”Follow Adam Green on Twitter – / 22 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd (15) during an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) TEMPE, Ariz. — There are plenty of reasons why the Arizona Cardinals are off to a poor start offensively, and a good number of players who could shoulder some responsibility.One player who might carry a larger share than others is receiver Michael Floyd, whose drop on Arizona’s first play from scrimmage against the Bills has been cited numerous times by head coach Bruce Arians as a killer. It was the beginning of what would be a pretty rough day for Floyd, who caught four of 11 passes thrown his way and in the fourth quarter appeared to read coverage wrong and in the process hung QB Carson Palmer out to dry on an interception. Generally teams do not like messing with their specialists during the season, as chemistry is seen as a very important part of the process. The Cardinals, however, had no choice but to add a new punter/holder, and after a couple of rough outings, decided Canaday could not longer be an option, either.It’s a considerable change heading into Week 4, but one Catanzaro will have to deal with.“It’s a little bit different, a little different look, but when it comes down to it, I shared with Ryan how I like the ball leaned, how I liked it set up, and he did a good job of that today; and Brewer snapped well,” he said. “So I’m looking forward to working with these guys, and I’m just looking forward to controlling what I can control and trying to just make kicks. Just trying to give myself the best chance to make kicks for the team.”Speaking of CanadayWhen an offseason battle between Canaday and Daniel Dillon was decided, the hope was that the winner would keep that job for a long time.In the NFL, capable long snappers tend to stick around for a while, and Canaday could have been beginning what would turn out to be a nice career.Less than a month after he earned the job, however, Canaday is without a job, as the Cardinals felt a need to make a change after bad snaps against the New England Patriots in Week 1 and against the Bills in Week 3 cost the team dearly.last_img read more

Boeing 737 Max ordered by Ryanair undergoes name change

first_img 28 November 2018 Lion Air crash report“In our view, the plane was not airworthy,” is the interim finding of the official investigation into the crash. The Indonesian transport safety agency did not pinpoint a definitive cause of the accident, but said Lion Air had kept putting the plane back into service despite repeatedly failing to fix a problem with the airspeed indicator.   27 June 2019 … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent @GwynTopham Timeline Boeing’s 737 Max crisis Shares1,5731573 27 June 2019 A new potential riskAirlines extend their ban on using the Boeing 737 Max after the US aviation regulator said it had identified a new potential risk with the plane. Share on Twitter Hide 13 March 2019 Boeing grounds fleetThe EU, Canada and the US all ground the Boeing 737 Max. Boeing itself issues a statement saying it “continues to have full confidence in the safety of the 737 Max”, but that “out of an abundance of caution and in order to reassure the flying public” it w recommending the grounding of the entire global fleet of 371 aircraft. Support The Guardian Pictures emerge of a Boeing 737 Max due to be delivered to Ryanair with the name 737 Max replaced by 737-8200 on the nose. 29 October 2018 Lion Air crashLion Air flight JT610 crashes after making a sudden, sharp dive into the Java Sea 13 minutes after departing from Jakarta, Indonesia. All 189 people onboard are killed. That particular plane had been in use for less than three months. Neither Ryanair nor Boeing has commented on nor confirmed the substitution of the 737-8200 for the better known Max, as seen on the photographs taken at Renton in Washington, US, and posted on social media by Woodys Aeroimages. In previous photos from the same source, new Ryanair 737 Max 200 planes from Boeing are shown with 737 Max on their noses.It is understood that what is painted on the plane is a matter for the airline rather than the manufacturer. According to sources reported in the Wall Street Journal, the Max plane is unlikely to return to the skies before 2020.Ryanair would not be the first airline to use a different formulation in referring to the plane. International Airlines Group, which owns carriers including British Airways and Aer Lingus, was equally coy when purchasing discounted Max planes from Boeing last month. Announcing the letter of intent signed at the Paris airshow, IAG referred to “200 B737 aircraft” that would join its fleet from 2023, which it described as “a mix of 737-8 and 737-10 aircraft”. 4 April 2019 Interim report findingsThe interim report into the Ethiopian Airlines crash finds that the pilots correctly followed Boeing’s emergency instructions, but were still unable to stop the plane’s nose repeatedly pointing down. The jet hit an airspeed of 500 knots (575mph), well above its operational limits, before cockpit data recordings stopped. Ireland Plenty of observers – among them Donald Trump – have advised Boeing to rebrand the plane before its eventual return to service. The US president tweeted in April: “If I were Boeing, I would FIX the Boeing 737 MAX, add some additional great features, & REBRAND the plane with a new name.”Boeing told reporters at the Paris show that it would consider changing the name to help the model return to the skies, although the company said it was not working on a name change in its most recent statement on the matter: “We remain open-minded to all input from customers and other stakeholders but have no plans at this time to change the name of the 737 Max.”The Max is Boeing’s top-selling aircraft, with about 5,000 ordered, although deliveries have ceased since the grounding in April and IAG’s is the only significant – and provisional – order.Investigations into the two disasters involving the 737 Max have highlighted the role played by anti-stall software that countermanded pilots’ commands as both planes crashed soon after takeoff. Airlines fear some passengers will refuse to fly on the Max.United Airlines, one of the main operators to date, has drawn up schedules without the 737 Max until November. Mon 15 Jul 2019 08.37 EDT Was this helpful? 6 November 2018 Airspeed issuesThe plane’s black box recorder reveals that the Lion Air plane had experienced problems with its airspeed indicators on its last four flights. 7 November 2018 Boeing’s new adviceBoeing issues revised instructions on how pilots should react to erroneous readings from “angle of attack” sensors, believed to be a key factor in the Lion Air crash. Ryanair Share via Email Plane crashes Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Boeing Topics Share on Facebook Airline industry A Boeing 737 Max due to be delivered to Ryanair has had the name Max dropped from the livery, further fuelling speculation that the manufacturer and airlines will seek to rebrand the troubled plane once it is given the all clear to fly again.Photos have emerged of a 737 Max in Ryanair colours outside Boeing’s manufacturing hub, with the designation 737-8200 – instead of 737 Max – on the nose. The 737-8200 is a type name for the aircraft that is used by aviation agencies.The Max aircraft remains grounded worldwide after two crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia killed a total of 346 people. Boeing has yet to convince regulators that software modifications are sufficient to ensure the plane’s safety.Ryanair has 135 of the 737 Max models on order, the first five of which are due for delivery in the autumn, once regulators have declared the plane safe. The airline’s fleet order is comprised entirely of a larger version of the Max 8, with 197 seats, which it has until now referred to in official Ryanair announcements as the 737 Max 200. Last modified on Tue 16 Jul 2019 13.13 EDT United Airlines becomes the latest carrier to extend its ban on using the Boeing 737 Max after the US aviation regulator said it had identified a new potential risk with the plane. Thank you for your feedback. Boeing 737 Max ordered by Ryanair undergoes name change A Boeing 737 Max due to be delivered to Ryanair has had the name Max dropped from the livery. The Boeing 737 Max remains grounded worldwide after two crashes that killed 346 people.Photograph: Woodys Aeroimages Decision fuels speculation that troubled plane will be rebranded once it is given all clear to fly Since you’re here… 15 July 2019 22 May 2017 Boeing 737 Max enters commercial serviceThe first Boeing 737 Max begins commercial operations with Malindo Air. Norwegian Air is also an early adopter of the new model, operating transatlantic flights. The model promises fuel efficiencies attractive to carriers. Share on Pinterest Show Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Europe Share via Email Boeing 10 July 2019 Woodys Aeroimages (@AeroimagesChris)HI-Res Photos: The MAX name has been dropped from the high capacity version of the #737MAX8 that @Ryanair has on order. pic.twitter.com/3q5QBN0TTgJuly 15, 2019 news In the wake of Boeing’s troubles, Airbus seems set to overtake it as the world’s biggest planemaker. As Boeing reported 239 commercial plane deliveries in the first half of the year, a 37% fall, rival Airbus shipped 389 deliveries, up 28% on the same period last year. 10 March 2019 Ethiopia Airlines crash Flight ET302 crashes about six minutes after taking off from the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people onboard. The captain had reported difficulties, and flight radar data shows the aircraft was climbing erratically with an unstable vertical airspeed. Share on Facebook Reuse this contentlast_img read more