Kolkata: A group of students from Saint Xavier’s Collegiate School, along with few of their teachers, were shown the Traffic Control Room (TCR) at Lalbazar on Saturday and were sensitised about the traffic norms on Saturday.According to sources, on Saturday afternoon, 40 students and few teachers of Saint Xavier’s Collegiate School were taken to the TCR as part of their educational tour. During their visit, they were told about the functions of the Traffic Control Room. A police official was in-charge of briefing the students and teachers. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaFollowing this, the students learnt about the use of modern technology involved in the management of traffic. They were briefed about how the equipment, such as speed laser gun, speed camera, breath analyzer and others, functioned. Also, they were shown how the traffic signals turned red to green and vice versa. They also interacted with Deputy Commissioner, Traffic, Pandey Santosh. During the interaction, several questions were put across to Santosh. A few of them were about driving licenses and traffic congestion in the city. “Few of the students asked how congestion occurs and how we manage to tackle the situation. They also asked about how a driving license can be obtained and other related questions. They were also shown how our Red Light Violation Detector (RLVD), speed camera and other equipment work. We also had a brief discussion with the teachers about traffic congestion during the rush hours,” said Santosh.
Glenn Close has donated $75,000 to the Mental Health Association of Central Florida.The six-time Oscar winner made the donation on Thursday, prior to speaking at the organization’s fifth annual Legacy Of Champions luncheon.“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our guest speaker, Glenn Close,” said Candice Crawford, CEO of MHACF. “The community turned out to hear an actress and advocate for mental health at a very sensitive time for our city and she absolutely delivered.”The Mental Health Association of Central Florida provides mental health services, support and information to the members of the Central Florida community. Find out more here.
APTN National NewsMore than 3,500 people have been evacuated from their homes as a result of the northern Ontario forest fires. They’re going to communities across Ontario and Manitoba.APTN National News reporter Nigel Newlove joins evacuees from Deer Lake First Nation in the town of Smith Falls, Ontario, and he has this story.
“NISA [Japan Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency] confirms that no changes have been observed at the on-site radiation monitoring posts” at Fukushima Daiichi, the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in an update following today’s quake.“The injection of [cooling] water into the reactor pressure vessels of Units 1, 2 and 3 was not interrupted,” the agency added.The epicentre of the earthquake was 20 kilometres from the Onagawa nuclear power plant and about 120 kilometres from the Fukushima Daiichi and Daini nuclear power plants, according to IAEA.Today’s temblor caused power loss on two of three lines supplying off-site power to the Onagawa nuclear power site. “Cooling of the spent fuel pool was temporarily lost, but has subsequently been restored,” the agency reported, adding that no change was observed in the readings from the on-site radiation monitoring post. The status of the plant is currently being checked.At the time of today’s earthquake, unit 1 and 2 at the Tomari nuclear power plant in Hokkaido were in operation. The Hokkaido Electric Power Company reduced the generating power to 90 per cent of the generation capacity.IAEA also quoted NISA as confirming that the earthquake caused Rokkasho reprocessing plant and uranium enrichment facility to lose off-site power, but emergency power supply kicked in.The situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant remains “very serious,” according to IAEA. The plant suffered major damage from the earthquake and tsunami that struck the country on 11 March and has been spewing radioactive contamination into the environment ever since. 7 April 2011The United Nations atomic agency reported that the 7.1-magnitude earthquake in Japan today did not change the status of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, but the temblor caused interruption of the power supply to a different nuclear plant and a uranium enrichment facility.
The Constitutional Council is to meet tonight to discuss the appointment of a new Chief Justice (CJ).Speaker Karu Jayasuriya will chair the meeting of the Constitutional Council, the Speaker’s office said. The meeting is scheduled to take place at around 9 pm, the Speaker’s office added. (Colombo Gazette)
TOKYO — Asian shares were higher Wednesday after the U.S. said it would hold off on tariffs on Chinese imports of mobile phones, toys and several other items typically on holiday shopping lists.Japan’s Nikkei 225 added nearly 1.0% to finish at 20,655.13, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.4% to 6,595.90. South Korea’s Kospi gained 0.7% to 1,939.25. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 0.5% to 25,402.40. The Shanghai Composite edged up 0.6% to 2,814.38.Also boosting investor sentiments were comments from China that the two sides held discussions on trade overnight and would talk again the next two weeks.The benchmark S&P 500 snapped a two-day losing streak and rose 42.57 points, or 1.5%, to 2,926.32. It had been up as much as 2.1%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 372.54 points, or 1.4%, to 26,279.91. The average briefly climbed 519 points. The Nasdaq composite jumped 152.95 points, or 1.9%, to 8,016.36. The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks rose 16.30 points, or 1.1%, to 1,510.58.The markets have been in the spin cycle since President Donald Trump announced on Aug. 1 that he would impose 10% tariffs on about $300 billion in Chinese imports, which would be on top of 25% tariffs already in place on $250 billion of imports. The threat dashed hopes that a resolution may come soon in the trade war between the world’s two largest economies, and investors have grown increasingly concerned that it may drag on through the U.S. elections in 2020.On Tuesday, The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said it would delay the tariffs on some products, including popular consumer goods, until Dec. 15. A few other products were removed altogether, including certain types of fish and baby seats.But some analysts were cautious.“Markets are responding with muted relief to the latest round in the trade saga but nothing has really changed,” said Robert Carnell, chief economist head of research, Asia-Pacific, at ING.Chinese factory output, retail spending and investment weakened in July, suggesting the world’s second-largest economy faces downward pressure on growth.Factory output rose 4.8% over a year earlier, a marked decline from June’s 6.3%. Retail sales growth slowed to 7.6% from the previous month’s 9.8%. Investment in real estate and other fixed assets also weakened.The data suggest “economic growth now faces renewed downward pressure,” Julian Evans-Pritchard of Capital Economics said in a report.He said Beijing’s decision to let its yuan weaken against the dollar “is unlikely to fully offset” the impact of U.S. tariff hikes and cooling global demand for Chinese exports.ENERGY:Benchmark U.S. crude fell 61 cents to $56.49 a barrel. It rose $2.17, or 4%, to $57.10 per barrel Tuesday. Brent crude, the international standard, fell 47 cents $60.83.CURRENCIES:The dollar rose to 106.38 Japanese yen from 105.16 yen. The euro weakened to $1.1170 from $1.1217.___AP Business Writer Joe McDonald in Beijing contributed to this report.Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press
In line with the Coalition Agreement, commitment to mandate a national recharging network, guidance has also been released by government to the 15 places interested in bidding for the second round of the Plugged-In-Places infrastructure programme. This sets out in more detail what is required from these projects to support government’s decision-making on a national recharging network.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Government today confirmed the eligibility criteria for its Plug-In Car Grant that, from January 2011, will offer motorists up to £5,000 towards the purchase of an electric, plug-in hybrid or hydrogen fuelled car. In order to be eligible, cars must meet appropriate safety standards and must have been crash tested to internationally recognised standards. They must also meet minimum range, warranty and performance criteria.Government believes that this combined support will place the UK at the forefront of low carbon automotive development and provide a vital economic boost for the UK economy, giving UK automotive a key competitive advantage in this increasingly important global market.Transport secretary Philip Hammond said:”I am determined to make this government the greenest ever and transport will have a key role to play. But this will not be achieved by forcing people off the road – it’s not the car that’s the problem, it’s the carbon.” The Plug-In Car Grant eligibility criteria:Vehicle Type: New cars only (‘M1’ category vehicles, this includes pre-registration conversions) ie excluding motorcycles, quadricycles and vans.Carbon Dioxide tailpipe emissions: Less than 75g/km.Range: EVs minimum 70 miles, PHEVs minimum electric range ten miles.Minimum top speed: 60 mph. Warranty: Three year or 60,000 miles vehicle warranty, plus a three year battery and electric drive train warranty with a consumer option for a two year battery warranty extension.Battery performance: Either a minimum five year warranty on the battery and electric drivetrain as standard OR additional evidence of battery performance to illustrate reasonable performance after three years of use.Electrical Safety: Vehicles must comply with UN-ECE Reg 100 (PHEVs will be required to show they have met the technical requirements of 01 series amendments to UN-ECE Reg 100); vehicle manufacturers will be required to identify risks associated with vehicle use and state mitigating actions.Vehicle crash safety: European Commission whole vehicle type approval (EC WVTA, not small series) OR evidence that the car demonstrates appropriate levels of safety as judged by international standards.Full details of these eligibility criteria will be published shortly at www.dft.gov.uk/olev. The level of the Plug-In Car Grant has been agreed until 31 March 2012 and will be reviewed in January 2012. After taking into consideration a number of key factors such as the costs of vehicles and the development of the early market, the level will then be set for subsequent years. £43m has been made available up to the end of March 2012. The final budget beyond 2011/12 will be confirmed at the spending review.Plugged-In-PlacesTo date £8.8m has been awarded to London, Milton Keynes and the North East through the Plugged-In Places Programme. Government plans to hold a second round of bidding in the autumn. The amount of funding available for the second round of Plugged-In Places will be determined as part of the spending review.
← Previous Story Holger Glandorf to stay at SG Flensburg! Next Story → LATVIAN GIANT TO CHANGE: Dainis Kristopans to RK Vardar Skopje? Rajko Prodanovic Rhein Neckar Lowen Rhein Neckar Lowen beat IFK Kristianstad in the Round 4 of the VELUX EHF Champions League. However, at the end, even the biggest Lowen’s fans couldn’t enjoy in victory after all what have been seen in the last 84 seconds of the clash with Swedish team.Exactly 84 seconds lasted the last attack of the home team! The “Orange boys” netted for 30:29 at 58.35, when Montenegrian refferes Pavicevic and Raznatovic whistled for their goal.On 59:02, Rhein Neckar Lowen coach Nikolaj Jakobsen called for time-out, before 58 seconds in which “Lions” didn’t even shot in situation of player less on the court.Referees gave signal for a passive play only 14 seconds before the final whistle. Andy Schmid used “stupidity” of new rules and came twice in contact-foul with defensive players after only two passes of his line-player. Time is up…Attack could last 15-20 seconds more until 6 passes.Shameful for serious sport.
Celtic winger Scott Sinclair believes racism is becoming acute in football and should be exposed and kicked out and never to be ignored.Earlier this month, Sinclair was subject of racial abuse but was defended by his club’s coach Brendan Rodgers and thanked the winger for handling the case maturely.Sinclair condemned football racism and adds that football should adopt a zero-tolerance approach to racial abuse.“It’s unacceptable, not just in football or sport but in society generally,” said the 29-year-old via Scotsman.“I think it needs to be kicked out. It needs to stop and to be shown that it’s unacceptable to use racial slurs or to abuse the ethnicity of players.“The cup final incident was on social media. I was flicking through some things and came across it.Match Preview: Manchester United vs Leicester City Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Old Trafford is the venue for the Premier League encounter between Manchester United and Leicester City, which kicks off at 16:00 (CET) on Saturday.“It’s one of those things that just shouldn’t be happening. It’s 2018.”“This is what I don’t understand,” he added“When I tweeted I called them uneducated and that’s what they are. They are uneducated in this area; they have black players in their team so it’s very confusing.“Why would someone use that sort of slur towards black players? It’s embarrassing. It’s not acceptable for anyone in society to even think they can use that sort of language, whether they are at a football game or in the street. But it’s always around and it’s such a shame to keep hearing the racial slurs.“I think there’s more of a spotlight on racial abuse now, especially with [Manchester City’s] Raheem Sterling experiencing it down south and speaking out,” he said.
MIAMI (WSVN) – A Miami-based company may have paved the way for billions of dollars in healthcare reimbursements across the country.A court granted MSP Recovery class-certification status under the Medicare Secondary Payer Law. This marks the second such certification for the nation’s leading healthcare recovery company.The class certifications make them the only company in the U.S. to achieve certification of a class-action lawsuit on behalf of medicare advantage organizations under the federal law.This paves the way for MSP to recover billions of dollars in reimbursements from payers, like automobile insurers who had primary responsibility to pay medical claims.“We were able to do something that no one has been able to do before, and in the process of doing that, we realized this is just the tip of the iceberg,” said MSP Recovery founder John H. Ruiz. “There’s so much more to be able to discover and then ultimately recover as it pertains to these improper payments.”MSP Recovery Law Firm attorney Frank Quesada said the impact of this win will affect many people. “The impact of this win is one that is going to affect every single one of us because the health plans are going to be able to finally recover those billions of dollars that they didn’t realize they were paying out improperly,” he said. “So, what that means for you and me is that there is going to be more money to provide for medical care.”These landmark legal wins are expected to recover double-damage reimbursements for the nation’s health insurance plans, which help replenish medicare and social security for all Americans. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Rajamahendravaram: Traffic on the roads came to a halt due to wide spread rains across the district from Friday morning and paddy fields in thousands of acres inundated completely affecting the transplantation of saplings particularly in Konaseema area. The farmers are in the grip of fear that the paddy crop may be damaged if the rain continues for two more days. They said that the present rainfall is sufficient to continue the cultivation works. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us Because of the heavy rain, low-lying areas in Konaseema area were submerged and the rainwater was stagnated in coconut plantations and other orchards. Meanwhile, many educational institutions declared holiday for classes on Saturday and small shop vendors faced problems due to rain by losing their livelihood. In agency area, streams are overflowing with the rainwater and in some areas, many trees uprooted due to strong gales. The buses proceeding towards Bhadrachalam through agency area are delayed due to heavy rains. On Saturday, the district reported average rainfall of 26.7 mm and the highest rainfall of 105.3 mm recorded in Chintoor mandal.
Manhattan helicopter crashtwitterOne person was killed after a helicopter crash-landed on the roof of a skyscraper in Manhattan, New York, on Tuesday. The incident took place atop the 54-storeyed AXA Equitable Center. According to reports, an Agusta A109E copter crash-landed on the fog-cloaked roof after it took off from the 34th Street heliport around 1.32 pm.New York Police Department (NYPD) identified the victim as Tim McCormack of Clinton Corners in New York. The Agusta A109E chopper was owned by American Continental Properties.The preliminary investigation states that McCormack was the only person aboard the helicopter when it rammed into the building, said the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen.787 7th ave, #midtown NYC. We’re 1 block south. 20 mins ago there was a loud sound like a too-low #helicopter & I looked up and saw sheet of flame on roof and then smoke. News reports saying helicopter/small plane crash onto roof which would be consistent with what I heard/saw. pic.twitter.com/swY3ksLskH— Lance Koonce (@LHKoonce) June 10, 2019The Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, said that no injuries were reported, either to people in the building or on the ground. He also said that the authorities do not have any indication of a connection to terrorism. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will be in charge of the probe and will determine the cause of the crash.According to CNN, based on interviews the NYPD conducted at the 34th Street heliport on Manhattan’s east side, the pilot was waiting out the weather but for some reason decided it was okay to go. It was raining for several hours in New York but it is not clear if the crash was weather-related. US President Donald Trump tweeted that he was alerted about the incident and that he was monitoring the situation. The President’s 58-floor skyscraper Trump Tower is also located in the same area in midtown Manhattan.
Leaders and activists of left parties block road in Paltan, Dhaka in protest of gas price hike in the country. Photo: UNBA number of left-leaning political parties are observing a half-day hartal to protest against the recent hike in prices of gas for retail consumers, reports news agency UNB.Supporters of the Left Democratic Alliance (LDA) brought out processions in the city’s Paltan and Mirpur areas on Sunday morning.The LDA announced the shutdown programme on 1 July, a day after the prices were raised.Its protest programme was endorsed by political parties such as the BNP, Ganoforum and ASM Abdur Rab-led Jatiya Samjtantrik Dal.The National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports expressed solidarity with the demonstration against the hike in gas prices.On 30 June, the government raised the gas prices by 32.8 per cent on average for the retail consumers in the country with effect from 1 July.
Stay on target People Got High on Cannabis At Funerals 2,500 Years AgoDoctors Find Over 100 Undigested Bubble Tea Balls Inside Teen This takes the concept of open-air markets to the extreme: Workers selling vegetables set up shop on a glass suspension bridge in Shiniuzhai National Park, located in China’s Hunan Province, on Friday.The Haohan Qiao bridge, also called “Brave Men’s Bridge,” features a 984-foot span of glass walkway, nearly 600 feet above a sheer drop between two cliffs. The region is known for its towering geologic formations, said to be the inspiration for the scenery in James Cameron’s film Avatar.Visitors buy vegetables from a market set up on a glass suspension bridge in China’s Shiniuzhai National Geological Park on November 9, 2018. (Photo Credit: Yang Huafeng/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images)The temporary market is part of an event to help farmers who live and work in the region.AdChoices广告Visitors walking the bridge, China’s first high-altitude glass-bottomed bridge, were able to take on the spectacular views and buy produce at the same time (if their legs stop trembling enough to shop, that is).The market is part of an event to help the farmers in the region. (Photo Credit: Yang Huafeng/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images)The bridge was originally made of wood but converted to glass — thick panels said to be 25 times stronger than glass — in 2014.Haohan Qiao bridge was the world’s longest glass bridge until 2016, when China opened a 1,400 foot glass bridge in nearby Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. The Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge looms twice as high as Haohan Qiao bridge, and is the world’s longest and highest glass bridge.Haohan Qiao bridge boasts a 984-foot span of glass walkway, nearly 600 feet above a sheer drop between two cliffs. (Photo Credit: Yang Huafeng/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images)More on Geek.com:Netherlands Opens First 3D-Printed Bridge to CyclistsChina Opens First AI-Powered Park in BeijingRobots to Build Robots at Shanghai Factory
HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Happy birthday, Bernard Cribbins—you beautiful believer, you.Born in northern England, the actor and comedian boasts a storied career spanning more than seven decades.Cribbins joined the local theatre company at age 14, honing his craft for eight years (with a brief interruption when he was drafted by the Army). He made his West End debut in A Comedy of Errors in 1956, and by the end of the decade, was taking small roles in films like Make Mine a Million and Tommy the Toreador.Add to that a series of minor TV guest spots and a succession of novelty hit records, and Cribbins soon found himself atop every casting director’s list.Niche U.S. audiences may remember him from a couple of mid-60s Carry On installments or two appearances on The Avengers. But it wasn’t until his turn as Wilfred Mott on Doctor Who that Americans took notice of Cribbins.Two generations of Nobles (Catherine Tate as Donna and Bernard Cribbins as Wilf) (via BBC)After playing comic policeman hero Tom Campbell, companion to Peter Cushing’s Dr. Who, in 1966 feature film Daleks—Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D., Cribbins returned to the Whoniverse 40 years later … in the most wibbly wobbly, timey-wimey way.A photograph of him and fellow Who alumna Lynda Baron dressed to the nines* can be seen on the Torchwood House website—a cunning BBC tie-in for 2006 episode “Tooth and Claw,” in which the fictional secret organization is established by Queen Victoria.Finally, in 2007, Cribbins made his debut as Wilf in Christmas special “Voyage of the Damned.”Returning as the same character—grandfather of companion Donna Noble—for the 2008 series, he no doubt left many viewers scratching their heads, wondering Where have I seen that old man before?Wilfred Mott (Bernard Cribbins) with Sylvia Noble (Jacqueline King) (via BBC)Many a heart-warming, whimsical, dogmatic moment later, Wilf became a bonafide Tenth Doctor companion in “The End of Time,” the two-part 2009 Christmas/2010 New Year special.After helping to restore humanity, the character unwittingly (and agonizingly) fulfills the prophecy that predicates the Doctor’s death. Which ultimately makes Wilf one of the most slow-burning and essential roles in the Whoniverse. And made Cribbins unique, as he is the only actor to have played two companions (and to feature alongside the Daleks) in film and television versions of Doctor Who.So, let’s raise a glass to Bernard Cribbins—still making audiences smile at 89 years young.* The image, as best I can tell, was filched from an episode of BBC TV series Down to Earth, co-starring Cribbins and Baron. Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target
Art will never be the same again- India International Centre (IIC) has come up with an alluring presentation of installations and sculptures. The exhibition will seamlessly occupy India International Centre’s Gandhi Plaza with art works free from the constraints of a patriarchal/commercial art history. An aristocratic Gandhi Plaza with natural trees and a dramatic natural skylight will behold installations as well as magical yet thoughtful free standing pieces like Neeraj Gupta’s Divine Love, Arun Pandit’s Mask Seller, Sanjay Bhattacharyya’s 12 foot bronze Krishna, Vineet Kacker’s Buddhist Pillar, Tapas Biswas’ Innocence and Mukesh Sharma’s magnificent Shesh Nag. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf“iSculpt is a revolution in the making of public exhibitions and public art that expresses fidelity to the idea of a ‘sculpture of one’s own’– in this case, a series of literal and metaphorical works dedicated to material experimentation and innovation- and in doing so provides a plethora of works for the history of ingenuity among sculptors to take root,” says curator Uma Nair. The exhibition will be an evolution in the making which will adopt a generous stance that exults form, materiality, and process alongside the history of art discourse, which allows for a breadth of new readings and understandings to occur, both between artists and generations of artists. Neeraj Gupta’s Divine Love is a testimony to the warmth of human relationships and the eternal quest for a civilization to live and procreate for posterity. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveMadhab Das’ National Award winning work An Inconvenient Truth of a deer with iron, bricks and tall iron rods is a statement on the loss of habitat for the beautiful animal whose world is threatened because of large scale deforestation. Sanjay Bhattacharyya’s tall and stately Krishna as a flute player will be the cynosure of all eyes as will be Arun Pandit’s powerful bronze Mask Seller, a work that looks at the many faces of the human predicament.From Kolkata is the gifted Tapas Biswas, whose works Innocence I and III are a network of leaves and twigs created in metal –while one work looks like an intricate network of leaves and twigs with a resonance of nature the second work with the face of a little girl- it has many suggestions of the attention needed for the girl child. Mukesh Sharma’s Shesh Nag was part of the Venice Biennale and is a testimony to the uselessness of waste and the degree of conspicuous consumption. Created out of computer boards and styrofoam packaging materials this is a head turner. Puneet Kaushik’s wire spiral of a metaphoric spider, talks to us at different levels about the beauty of nature, the fragile eco system. Vineet Kacker’s Buddha Pillar is a statement of charismatic contours and the felicity of weaving spiritual fervour into the textural terrain of ceramic ware. Atul Sinha’s wooden carved work with sleek textural contours sets him apart as a sculptor of deep reverberations. The show will be a mélange of installations and sculptures that create their own rhythms in the beauty and setting of the Gandhi Plaza which Nair believes is the best in the capital city to garner as a sculpture court. The show will be inaugurated by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on December 6 at 5PM at India International Centre and will be put on public view from December 7 – 21.
Russell Westbrook needed 16 rebounds in his final regular season game against the tanking Grizzlies to clinch his second straight season averaging a triple double. He grabbed a career-high 20.Westbrook recently rebutted claims that he pads his stats, but it’s hard to call his 20 rebound stat chasing performance anything other than that. At one point, he even boxed out teammate Carmelo Anthony to secure another board.Colin has said Westbrook is one of the most talented players in the NBA, but it’s clear that he’s more into his stats than winning titles. The all-time greats like Bill Russell, MJ, and LeBron care more about W’s and winning titles than triple doubles. It’s one of the reasons Kevin Durant left for Golden State.Watch Colin break down Westbrook’s MV “ME” performance:“Stats mean a lot to him… That’s why Kevin Durant is in Golden State.”@ColinCowherd reacts to Russell Westbrook averaging a triple-double for a second straight season pic.twitter.com/WtbzA1IAVJ— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) April 12, 2018
While the return to a normal offseason will help everyother team, too, the Cardinals may benefit more because ofthe fact that their quarterbacks can now fully immersethemselves in the offense, getting a head start they didnot have last year.Whisenhunt has already seen a difference.“What really is evident is being able to call the play, soI know that they’re processing it better,” he said of hisquarterbacks and their knowledge of the offense. “It’s aprocess that you have go to through.”Whisenhunt compared it to when the team was trying to getKurt Warner, he of “actually taking the Cardinals to theSuper Bowl” fame, saying that it does take time.“There’s going to be some really good days and there’sgoing to be some sketchy days, but little by little we’remaking progress.”And that’s exactly what OTAs are all about. – / 33 What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Comments Share D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Words like that would have to be music to Whisenhunt’sears, as the coach himself said it’s important the teamwork hard during these summer months in an effort to getoff to a fast start this season. Because as we found out last year, the team’s 1-6 startwas simply too much to overcome. “If we can carry the momentum from last year, winningseven of our last nine, and we can start faster,” thecoach said, “then I think our team will have a lot ofconfidence, and that’s what it’s really all about.”Well, that and winning, which Campbell is confident theteam will do a lot of in 2012.“We’ve got a great team this year,” he said. “It’s crazyhow everybody looks so competitive, everybody’s in shape,everybody’s flying around having fun.“We’ve got the team chemistry we need; I think we’re goingto be a great team this year.”A lot will happen between now and when that determinationcan officially be made, but if the Cardinals are in factgoing to be a “great team,” OTAs are an important steptowards getting there. Sure, it’s tough to get a true feel for guys when they’renot wearing pads and hitting people, but OTAs are a timewhere rookies can get acclimated, veterans can get inshape and systems can be implemented. The Arizona Cardinals wrapped up their first week of OTAsThursday, completing what head coach Ken Whisenhunt saidwas a good few days. The quarterbacks looked improved, the rookies lookedtalented and the veterans, even, were happy to be back onthe field.After all, they didn’t have this opportunity last year.“I think people appreciate the offseason a lot more nowthan we did in years past because of last year, how muchit hurt us,” defensive lineman Calais Campbell said.Campbell, you may recall, entered a new tax bracket thisoffseason after signing a nice new contract with the team.“I think we’re kind of really working harder now andtaking it more intensely.” Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away
‘Very soon’ looks to be fast approaching, as Mathieu might be on the verge of becoming the highest-paid safety in the league. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments Share Tyrann Mathieu said rumors of him becoming highest paid safety are “encouraging.” Happening soon? “I feel we are kind of close.”— Adam Green (@theAdamGreen) May 23, 2016To make Mathieu the highest-paid safety in the NFL, that would require the Cardinals to cough up more than $54 million.The New Orleans Saints signed Jairus Byrd to a six-year, $54 million deal with $18.3 million back in 2014.Byrd has been in the league since 2009 and has snagged 23 interceptions. However, the former Oregon Duck only recorded one interception in the last two seasons since signing with the Saints, part of which was due to being placed on injured reserve in 2014.Mathieu’s first three seasons in the league compare well to Byrd’s with the Buffalo Bills. Byrd intercepted 13 passes to Mathieu’s eight, but the Cardinal had the edge in total tackles with 180 versus the veteran’s 170. Mathieu also deflected 30 passes compared to Byrd’s 21 pass deflections.The Cardinals can’t afford to lose Mathieu, and while he has certainly proven to be a valued member in the secondary and the community, his potential is through the roof. If the 24-year-old can stay healthy on the field, the Honey Badger could go down as one of the greatest Arizona Cardinal players ever. Since being drafted with the No. 69 pick in the third-round of the 2013 NFL draft, Tyrann Mathieu has quickly ascended to ‘face of the franchise’ type stardom.The former LSU safety has provided numerous highlight plays in the secondary and is a staple in the Arizona Cardinals defense. Earlier this month, Cardinals GM Steve Keim stated he was hopeful the team would be able to get an extension done with Mathieu very soon. Arizona Cardinals free safety Tyrann Mathieu (32) celebrates his interception against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo
In two separate incidents on Wednesday Famagusta police arrested women for the illegal sale of laughing gas.At around 4.30 in the afternoon a 19-year-old was seen in Ayia Napa with a cylinder of laughing gas and nine unused ampules, one used, 25 balloons and a small amount of cash. The teenager had been seen in the past selling balloons of laughing gas to tourists.All the above items were confiscated and the teenager was arrested.Later, at around 11pm police saw another young woman, 21, also selling laughing gas in Ayia Napa, specifically selling a balloon to a tourist.In her possession police found a laughing gas cylinder, 17 unused ampules, one used, 13 balloons and a small amount of cash.She too was arrested and the laughing gas items confiscated as evidence.You May LikeHealthZapHe Was Not Just A Janitor But A National HeroHealthZapUndoOrganic Welcome9 Best Drinks For Knee and Joint PainOrganic WelcomeUndoObsevWhat You Need to Know About Gen Z (the Generation After Millennials)ObsevUndo Greek Prime Minister in Cyprus for official visitUndoFour dead in California garlic festival shootingUndoUrgent work planned on collapsed section of Nicosia wallsUndoby Taboolaby Taboola