first_imgThe sales and marketing team from Hilton Hawaii came out to Australia this week for a sales and media blitz at Zeta Bar at Hilton Sydney.Cynthia Rankin and Valerie Okamoto-Moad, Hilton Hawaii, Sandy Narvaez, Hilton Waikiki Beach, and Maria Alaveras, Embassy Suites, were joined by their friends at Hawaiian Tourism Oceania and Hawaiian Airlines to take selected guests through a Hilton Hawaii product update.“It is important for us to come out to see our Australian friends and further develop our Hilton Hawaii relationship with our supporters Down Under,” Hilton Hawaii regional director of corporate communications Cynthia Rankin said.“There is very strong brand awareness for Hawaii in the Australian market and we are thrilled to be welcoming more and more Australian guests at our properties.”Guests were treated to an island-inspired menu created by Chef James Aptakin from Hilton Waikiki Beach and dancing by HulaNesian Dance.Source = Hilton Hawaii Cynthia Rankin (Hilton Hawaii), Janaya Birse (Hawaiian Tourism), Valerie Okamoto-Moad (Hilton Hawaii), Chef James Aptakin (Hilton Waikiki Beach), Sandy Narvaez (Hilton Waikiki Beach), Maria Alaveras (Embassy Suites)last_img read more

first_imgThe route taken was surgery.Wells underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his knee in January.“We just did a scope, clean some things up,” he said. How extensive was the procedure? Did he have his meniscus repaired?“Notreally meniscus,” he answered. “It was a little more complicated.” Wells would offer no further details except to explain why surgery was thedecision made.“Just to take as much pressure off the knee as we could, so we didn’t havethisthing lingering into the season. We wanted to nip it in the bud thisoffseasonand that’s what we’re doing.”Head coach Ken Whisenhunt, who sat Wells because of his knee for theregularseason-finale against Seattle, echoed those thoughts.“The goal with Beanie is to make sure that we don’t struggle through likewe didlast year with that knee. I give him a lot of credit for fighting through thatandhaving the kind of year that he did with his knee. We knew that we weregoingto have to do some things to try to get that knee better and that’s what thisisall about.”Wells joined his teammates Tuesday for the start of OTAs, but only as aspectator. He spent his time on the field riding the stationary bike andworkingwith the training staff. “(The knee) is coming along, coming along pretty good,” said Wells. “Nosetbacks at all. I’m feeling confident about being ready when the time isright.”The time, according to Wells, is not the middle of May but “come August,whenwe get into training camp.” – / 14 What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Statistically, Beanie Wells had his best season last year as an ArizonaCardinal.He rushed for over a thousand yards (1,047) for the first time in his three-yearNFL career, while his 10 touchdowns were one more than he scored in hisfirsttwo seasons combined. And to think he did all that feeling less than 100-percent.Wells spent much of 2011 dealing with a painful right knee.“I kind of knew early on in the season that at the end of the year this wastheroute we were going to have to take.” Comments   Share   last_img read more