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first_imgJohn Brown TD— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) August 26, 2017“I’m at like 80 percent,” Brown said. “The coaches did a good job of getting me in and out of the rotation and I’m just happy to be out there and have a couple of balls thrown my way. I feel way better than I did during training camp.”Brown was dealing with a death in his family this week, but he was ready to play against the Falcons.“It’s kind of difficult, but you know it’s stuff that I’ve dealt with plenty of times in my life so I know how to handle the situation,” he said. “It just made me feel more comfortable to be here with my teammates.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo “It was good to see him be successful,” Arians said. “He made a heck of a catch with the second touchdown and a great throw by Carson [Palmer] with the first one and Drew [Stanton] dropped one in there but it was really good to see Smoke out there.”One week ago, Brown was still sidelined by a quadriceps injury that both he and Arians admitted was hampered by the sickle cell trait that slows his healing.That didn’t stop Arians from dropping anvil-heavy hints with the media.“He’s not available,” Arians said. “You’re only as good as when you’re available.“If he can’t run he can’t play. Now, if he can’t run long enough (when he returns), you’ve got to replace him.”Nobody who has seen this age-old call and response act from coaches and players believed Arians was actually looking to replace Brown, but Brown still felt he had to respond.“I’m not just about to run out there hurting myself just because I’ve got to be out there,” he said. “I understand the situation that’s going on with the receivers and all that, but I’ll just come back when I’m ready. Bruce Arians won’t have to worry about replacing John Brown any more. Brown showed he can “run long enough” to warrant a place on the Cardinals roster.The fourth-year receiver hauled in a pair of first-half touchdown passes as the Cardinals jumped out a 17-0 lead in the only preseason game that carries any meaning against the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday at Mercedes Benz Stadium. They were Brown’s first two catches of the preseason. 5 Comments   Share   Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown (12) makes a touchdown catch ahead of Atlanta Falcons cornerback C.J. Goodwin (29) during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman) John Brown TD x2— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) August 27, 2017That element has been missing from the Cardinals offense throughout the preseason, and it was missing most of last season. If Brown is healthy, the Cardinals offense has the chance to be much better than the 2016 version.“Man, he’s back,” Palmer told NBC. “He looks like 2015 John Brown. He’s healthy, his mind is in a good place and our heart goes out to his family because they lost a family member this week. For him to come from that type of situation like a funeral and be here and make the plays he did tonight; really good to see.”Follow Craig Morgan on Twitter – / 24 “I can’t rush it. My body’s different than others. They expect me to come back fast but you know I can’t.”Arians hasn’t been happy with any of his receivers beyond Larry Fitzgerald and Jaron Brown, but the Cardinals coach knows he needs John Brown’s speed to take the top off the defense. It was a welcome relief to see Brown do just that on the first play of the second quarter when Carson Palmer found him on a fade route in the right side of the end zone for a 28-yard touchdown that gave Arizona a 7-0 lead. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Brown’s second touchdown catch was better than his first. Quarterback Drew Stanton recognized he had a free play because of a defensive penalty, so he threw deep to Brown in the left side of the end zone. Brown made an incredible adjustment to the ball, fought off Falcons cornerback C.J. Goodwin and made the 21-yard catch for a 17-0 lead.last_img read more

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first_imgLos Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp, left, misses a pass in front of Minnesota Vikings cornerback Terence Newman (23) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) TeamWinsLossesTiesPoints ForPoints Against Top Stories 730303186 What’s Next: The Seahawks hit the road to take on the 49ers in Santa Clara.Award WinnersOffensive Player of the Week: Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks – Wilson continues to be a one-man wrecking crew for Seattle, and that’s good because their running game (outside of his scrambles) continues to be abysmal. Running backs J.D. McKissic, Mike Davis and Eddie Lacy combined to carry 16 times for 50 yards.Defensive Player of the Week: Budda Baker, S, Arizona Cardinals – Baker’s first extensive playing time on defense was a revelation for the Cardinals, albeit, in a loss. The rookie had 12 tackles, a strip-sack, a fumble recovery, two forced fumbles and a pass defensed. Baker played every defensive snap and earned a 99.9 overall grade from Pro Football Focus.Special Teams Player of the Week: Tyler Lockett, KR, Seattle Seahawks – Lockett averaged 39.4 yards per kick return, including a 57-yarder.Standings Arizona again answered when Gabbert and Seals-Jones hooked up again, this time on a 28-yard touchdown pass, and the Cardinals once again led 21-17. It would be their last lead of the day.D’Onta Foreman finished a 75-yard scoring drive with a 3-yard touchdown run with 13:13 to go in the contest. Midway through the fourth quarter is when the Texans clinched it. Arizona faced a 4th-and-1 from their own 35 with 6:30 to play and Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians curiously called a run play, despite the ground game being bottled up all day long. Adrian Peterson was stopped for a 1-yard loss, turning the ball over to the Texans.Foreman ripped off a 34-yard touchdown run on the next play to seal it for Houston, who broke a three-game losing streak.Stat of the Game: The Cardinals, who rank 29th in the NFL in third-down defense, struggled again in that area against the Texans. Houston converted 8-of-15 on the day.He Said It: “Very simple. I cost our team the game. Trust is a funny thing sometimes when you can’t gain a foot, you deserve to lose — especially if you make the decision I made and the play that I called. There’s your headline, you can write it.” — Bruce Arians on his ill-fated fourth-quarter play call. What’s Next: The Cardinals return to University of Phoenix Stadium for their next three games. The first comes against the AFC South-leading Jacksonville Jaguars (7-3) Sunday at 2:25 p.m.Minnesota Vikings 24, Los Angeles Rams 7It was a battle of division leaders Sunday as the Rams visited the Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.For 45 minutes, it was a battle of two top defenses, but in the final quarter, it was the home team that got the last laugh.The Rams, who own the league’s top offense, looked like they’d have their way early when Jared Goff marched them on a game-starting 75-yard touchdown drive capped off by Todd Gurley’s 6-yard touchdown run. Four minutes and 18 seconds into the game, the Rams had a 7-0 lead.In the second quarter, the Vikings took advantage of great starting field position at the Rams’ 30-yard line and cashed in seven plays later when Latavius Murray found the end zone from 8 yards out to tie the score.There would be no movement on the scoreboard until the fourth quarter. Murray scored on the second play of the fourth on a 2-yard plunge, wrapping up a 71-yard drive. After another Rams’ punt, the Vikings pounced again. Case Keenum hit Adam Thielen on a 65-yard touchdown pass on the next Minnesota possession, essentially clinching the game. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Here’s a closer look at what went down in Week 11.Houston Texans 31, Arizona Cardinals 21Coming off a loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the Cardinals had another chance to get to .500 in Week 11. Standing in their way, quarterback Tom Savage and the Houston Texans.That sentence alone had to make the Cardinals feel good about their chances. They didn’t feel so good after the game.Savage picked up his first win as Houston’s starter, as he threw for 230 yards and two touchdowns in the Texans’ 10-point win.Houston opened the scoring early in the second quarter when Savage hit running back Lamar Miller on a 7-yard touchdown pass. The Cardinals answered with two touchdowns of their own. Blaine Gabbert connected with Larry Fitzgerald on a 20-yard touchdown pass and less than six minutes later, he found tight end Ricky Seals-Jones on an 11-yard strike.Ka’imi Fairbairn then booted a 34-yard field goal on the final play of the first half, and the Cardinals led 14-10 at the break.Savage would engineer another scoring drive in the third, capping it with a beautiful 28-yard touchdown pass to Deandre Hopkins, who beat Patrick Peterson on the play, which gave the Texans a 17-14 lead. 640242199 1 Comments   Share   460176254 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Kai Forbath booted a 39-yard field goal for good measure with under two-and-a-half minutes left.Stat of the Game: Minnesota’s defense held the Rams to just 254 total yards — their second-lowest output of the season. Only 45 of the Rams’ yards came on the ground — a season-low.He Said It: “We got humbled today by a very good team, so you’ve got to look at yourself critically. I’ve got to do a much better job for our team and especially for our offense. I didn’t put them in enough good situations today.” Rams head coach Sean McVayWhat’s Next: The Rams return to Los Angeles to host the red-hot New Orleans Saints, who have won eight straight games.Atlanta Falcons 34, Seattle Seahawks 31Trailing the Atlanta Falcons 24-17 with mere seconds left in the first half, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll made an interesting decision.Instead of having Blair Walsh attempt a 34-yard field goal to pull the Seahawks within four points at the break, Carroll called a fake. Holder Jon Ryan flipped the ball to Luke Willson, peeling off the line, and he was engulfed by Grady Jarrett for a 4-yard loss.No points.And when you go on to lose that very game by three points, that decision will loom large in the criticism realm. It didn’t look like Carroll’s decision would loom that large after Matt Bryant kicked a 19-yard field goal with 3:49 left to put the Falcons up by eight points, 31-23. But Russell Wilson drove the Seahawks 75 yards in just :49, capping the drive with a 29-yard touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham.Seattle forced a three-and-out and got the ball back with a chance to win or tie, but Blair Walsh’s 52-yard field goal attempt came up short with two seconds left.Wilson threw for 258 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 86 more with another score for the Seahawks, who have now lost two of three with both losses coming at CenturyLink Field.Stat of the Game: The Falcons are now 3-1 in Seattle in the Pete Carroll era, joining the Arizona Cardinals as the only teams to topple the Seahawks three times on their home field. The loss was also the first of Wilson’s career on Monday Night Football. He had been 6-0.He Said It: “It would have been a really good call if we made it. It’s something we saw and we wanted to do. Terrific opportunity right where we wanted it and the defensive tackle made a better play. He got in the backfield. He wasn’t supposed to be there.” — Carroll on his ill-fated fake field goal call at the end of the second quarter. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 190174260 One could make the argument that the San Francisco 49ers are the hottest team in the NFC West after Week 11.After all, Kyle Shanahan’s team did win its last game, beating the New York Giants in Week 10 for their first victory of 2017. And they didn’t play this week, making them the only team in the NFC West not to lose.It wasn’t a banner week for the division. The top two teams in the NFC West lost to Super Bowl contenders from other NFC divisions and the Arizona Cardinals continued being the Arizona Cardinals in an ugly loss to a struggling Houston Texans team.last_img read more

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first_img“It’s something that he and the doctors are working through,” Arians said.Jared Veldheer questionableAfter not practicing for two days, left tackle Jared Veldheer was a limited participant on Friday. He’s been bothered by an elbow injury.“He practiced good today,” Arians said. “The strength is back in his arm, so he looks like he’ll be ready to go.”Four other players are considered questionable: Peterson, defensive lineman Josh Mauro (ankle), wide receiver J.J. Nelson (knee) and defensive lineman Corey Peters (ankle). Opposing quarterbacks have thrown in his direction just 43 times in 12 games, completing 18 pass attempts for 270 yards and only two touchdowns. They have a 68.9 passer rating against Peterson.“I won’t say my peak, I’d probably say my prime. I believe I’m just getting started,” he said.“Coming off that 2014 season (and being diagnosed with diabetes), it just really helped put things in perspective and I really believe that’s when I really started to turn the corner as a football player. I became a much smarter defensive back. Got myself mentally prepared better for games. So, definitely, feel like I’m in my prime right now, for sure.”And Peterson insists he’s ready to go this week against Tennessee even though the Cardinals have officially listed him questionable with a hamstring injury.“I’ll be ready to go Sunday for sure,” he said.Earning playing timeThe Cardinals’ defense is getting healthier.Dollar linebacker Deone Bucannon, who missed last week’s game with an ankle issue, is expected to play on Sunday. His return likely means less playing time for someone else, though head coach Bruce Arians made it clear earlier in the week it won’t be Josh Bynes. Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) during an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo “Josh will be on the field,” Arians said. “He’s played well enough to make sure he’s getting snaps.”It was Bynes who came off the bench to replace Bucannon early in the game against Jacksonville, and finished with a team-best eight tackles. Bynes also had eight tackles last week.“I’m just taking it week to week and doing what I’m asked to do because every week is a different week. You never know what is going to happen this week or next week and being undrafted, it’s hard in this league,” he said.“I really, really appreciate that (Arians’ comments) but we’ll see what happens on Sunday.”More Kerwynn WilliamsWith running back Adrian Peterson having already been ruled out for this week, Kerwynn Williams is expected to make his second straight start.Against the Rams, Williams nearly finished with 100 rushing yards despite playing hurt.“Tough guy,” offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin said. “To play running back and have, what a couple of broken ribs or whatever it may be—not necessarily broken but bruised ribs—he did a great job.”As far as an update on Peterson, he missed a full week of practice for a second consecutive week because of a neck issue.center_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Peterson called the recognition both a privilege and an honor.“Just want to continue being a positive role model throughout the Arizona community,” he said, standing next to team president Michael Bidwill who was on hand for Friday’s announcement.Peterson hosts a number of events each year—including “Shop with a Jock”, “Celebrity Golf Challenge”, “Show and Tell” and “Celebs and Steaks”—to benefit his “Foundation for Success” which was created in 2013 to help provide low-income and inner city youth with opportunities and resources.Peterson is one of 32 nominees for the league’s national Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, which will be announced the night before the Super Bowl. Larry Fitzgerald and the Giants’ Eli Manning were co-winners last year.Peterson’s impact off the field is matched only by his impact on the field.This season, Peterson is once again playing at a Pro Bowl-level.“He’s a guy that goes out and covers the best guy on the perimeter each and ever week, and has done it at an extremely high level for a long period of time,” defensive coordinator James Bettcher said.According to Pro Football Focus, Peterson is the only cornerback with 400+ snaps played that has been targeted fewer than 50 times in 2017. TEMPE, Ariz. – On the field, cornerback Patrick Peterson is among the best at his position. Off the field, he ranks right there near the top as well.Peterson and his wife, Antonique, are heavily involved in the community plus have a presence internationally. Last May, they visited Haiti as guests of Mission of Hope.For his efforts, Peterson was named the Arizona Cardinals/Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. It’s the second time in three seasons he’s been so honored with the award that recognizes a player for outstanding community service activities off the field and as well as excellence on the field. 3 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_imgIt’s really hard to believe that he would somehow just suddenly drop off. And it’s not like his injury from last season is the kind of injury that should hamper him now, or hold him back mentally. For his part, he’s still saying all the right things. And he wants to be the one who triggers a turnaround for the entire offense.“Yes I definitely do,” Johnson said. “I want to be the guy that everyone leans on, that everyone looks at to get momentum going for the offense. That everyone looks to to get a play, an explosive play, so we can get some momentum going, get everyone motivated and get some excitement throughout the offense.”Thursday might be the best time to do it. To put that in perspective, Johnson averaged 77.4 rushing yards per game in 2016. And that’s when he was contributing a lot more as a receiver, on top of the ground game.So yes, they need to get him going. And if there’s ever a time to do it, this week’s game against Denver might be the best opportunity. The Broncos actually give up more yards per game on the ground than the Cardinals do (161.3 to 151.2), and their defense isn’t being left out on the field nearly as much as Arizona’s is.It gets worse for Denver. Todd Gurley just torched the Broncos for 208 rushing yards. And before you just dismiss that as Gurley reminding everyone of his MVP candidacy, Isaiah Crowell of the Jets ran for 219 the week before. Yes, that Isaiah Crowell. You know, the one who has 211 total rushing yards in New York’s other five games combined.Related LinksRosen confident, Wilks realistic Cardinals can fix broken offenseWeek 7 injury report: Denver Broncos vs. Arizona CardinalsCorey Peters hopes Cardinals take the Von Miller approach (less publicly)Cardinals Boston, Iupati ruled out against the Broncos on Thursday“My biggest thing when I see that, it’s probably a little bit more pressure,” Johnson acknowledged. “Because of that reason. So me, I have to really just focus in on every little thing, all the details, and let the yards come as they come.”Offensive lineman Justin Pugh downplayed the idea that the clear way to beating this Denver team on Thursday night is to run wild though. 13 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Simply converting third downs and sustaining drives as an offense would go a long way to helping get Johnson more touches. But his carries are up noticeably over the last three games anyway – 19.3 per contest, as opposed to 11.3 over the first three weeks – yet the yards still haven’t been there. He’s averaging 3.2 yards per carry for the season, compared to the 4.2 he was putting up in 2017 and the 4.6 he was delivering in his rookie year.Of course, there’s been a growing concern that the reason Johnson hasn’t been as effective is because the offense has become too predictable. And it’s true that an overwhelming number of the running plays have gone up the middle.In fact, according to Sharp Football Stats, 55 of the 92 handoffs to Johnson have gone right up the middle. Seven have gone to the right side of the line, 18 have gone to the left and the remaining 12 have bounced outside. Even if those numbers are slightly off, it’s undeniable that the majority of the running plays are going straight ahead.Offensive coordinator Mike McCoy pointed out that some of those plays may not have necessarily been designed to go up the middle though. They may have just ended up there, because a block was missed or someone made the wrong read or a play was simply broken. There is an opposing defense on the field too, after all. Still, that’s a high percentage of runs to seemingly the same area. And it’s tough to argue that the play calls are going entirely based on matchups when the stats show so much consistency, spread out against six different opponents. Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson, left, runs in front of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster (56) during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) TEMPE, Ariz. — This strategy might sound familiar. For the Arizona Cardinals to win, they need more from their offense. And for the offense to really get going, they need more from David Johnson.It sounds simple, but it hasn’t played out that way. After putting up 2,118 yards from scrimmage in 2016, Johnson missed virtually all of the 2017 campaign. Everyone expected a bounce back this year, but he just hasn’t been able to find any sort of rhythm in Mike McCoy’s offense. Yes, he has six of Arizona’s nine offensive touchdowns in 2018, but his season high for rushing yards in a game is 71, against Seattle in Week Four. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling There’s one troubling stat that can’t just be pinned on play selection though. Johnson somehow hasn’t put together a 100-yard performance on the ground since Nov. 20, 2016. That’s nearly two full years. Sure, he missed essentially all of the 2017 campaign with a wrist injury, so that number is a little inflated. But still, that’s 13 consecutive games where one of the best running backs in all of football hasn’t eclipsed the century mark.“I think it’s the same,” head coach Steve Wilks pointed out, when asked about Johnson’s confidence. “I don’t think he’s fallen off at all. I think his attention to detail is there. He’s focused. I know he talked about a few things last week, a few weeks ago, about his mental [errors], but everything that he’s doing in practice is showing me that he’s ready to play a good football game.”That’s the key. Because it doesn’t matter how the plays are designed if Johnson isn’t running with the same authority that we’re used to seeing from him. But that seems unlikely, given the fact that he’s still only 26, he was dominant the last time he played a full season and the only silver lining to what happened last year is that he’s more rested than many of his counterparts around the league now. “There’s no pressure,” he said. “We’ve got to go out there and we’ve got to do our job. I think there’s more pressure to win a game. I don’t care how we win the game. I’d rather get the win and have four yards rushing and throw for a bunch of yards and just get the win. There’s no beautiful way to get 200 yards – like ‘oh yeah we rushed for 250 but we lost’ – I don’t care about that. I want to get a win, any means necessary.”That feeling’s pretty prevalent around the Cardinals’ locker room. And it’s likely the same for most Arizona fans. But it doesn’t change the fact that Johnson is the team’s most dynamic offensive weapon – two years ago, he looked like the most dynamic offensive weapon in football – so there’s been a concerted effort to get him the ball more lately.“That’s a big thing,” Johnson explained. “Especially me. I feel like I need to get into a rhythm. I feel like I get better as I get more carries, as I get more touches, as the game goes along, seeing what the defense is giving me. And I feel like when we have momentum, not just me, but everybody – the blockers, the O-line, the tight ends, the receivers – all thrive off that.”last_img read more

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first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals will be without starting right guard Justin Pugh (hand) and defensive tackle Corey Peters (ankle) Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.Pugh will miss his second straight game, while Peters will leave a hole in the middle against an opponent expected to challenge Arizona heavily in the run game.Safety Tre Boston (ribs/shoulder) and guard Jeremy Vujnovich (hamstring) had already been ruled out by the team Friday. They were joined on the inactive list by quarterback Sam Bradford, receiver Trent Sherfield and rookie offensive lineman Korey Cunningham. Kicker Phil Dawson was active after sitting out practice Thursday and being limited Friday with a hip injury that led to Arizona adding rookie kicker Matt McCrane to the practice squad this week.Related LinksRegardless of OC change, Cardinals seek improvement from O-lineBehind Enemy Lines: Cardinals get second crack at 49ers, winningAlso among the active players is starting left guard Mike Iupati (back) and recently-signed safety Eddie Pleasant, who expected to play on special teams if not see time filling in for Boston at safety along with Rudy Ford.Ford started in place of Boston last week.Iupati, Pugh, defensive tackle Corey Peters (ankle) and tight end Jermaine Gresham (heel) entered Sunday’s Week 8 matchup listed as questionable to play. Gresham is also active.The 49ers’ inactives included backup quarterback Tom Savage, receiver Pierre Garcon, defensive back Greg Mabin, center Weston Richburg, defensive tackle Jullian Taylor, tackle Shon Coleman and defensive lineman D.J. Jones. Patrick Peterson (21), Corey Peters (98) and Chandler Jones (55) wait for the coin toss prior to an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins , Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rob Schumacher, Pool)last_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Larry Fitzgerald is No. 2 in history, the second-best wide receiver in NFL annals. He’s No. 1 in our hearts, comfortably atop the list of beloved Arizona athletes.We thank him once again for delaying the inevitable.Fitzgerald is a special kind of civic treasure. He’s elite, a one-percenter committed to living his best life. He’s drawn to others who possess great wealth.He carded a hole-in-one while golfing at a private club with Barack Obama, watching in disbelief as a former President retrieved his ball from the hole. He called in a radio show to defend Suns owner Robert Sarver, sounding like someone who sits courtside for NBA games. Related LinksCardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald back for 2019, re-signs on 1-year dealCardinals’ Bidwill believes Kingsbury helped quicken Fitzgerald’s returnWhere does Larry Fitzgerald rank among AZ’s longest-tenured athletes?By the numbers: Larry Fitzgerald’s legacy (so far) with the CardinalsHe’s also one of us. Friendly and approachable. Respectful of everyone. A sports fan. Upbeat and intellectually curious. The son of a sportswriter who never lost his footing or relatability.Fitzgerald’s return automatically brightens the offseason. His presence is a powerful tool for Kliff Kingsbury, who can flaunt Fitzgerald’s return as implicit approval of the new head coach. It’s a shot in the arm for the Bidwill family business and the precious sellout streak at State Farm Stadium.It’s a reprieve for the rest of us, at a time when Valley fans have little else to cheer.Fitzgerald’s retirement will one day be an epic event in Arizona. He threw a touchdown pass in the team’s last home game of 2018 and the celebration almost felt ominous, as if the end had truly arrived. Mercifully, that is not the case.Fitzgerald has never won a Super Bowl ring but his professional career is Masterpiece Theater. It should be taught in colleges, required curriculum for all young athletes. He has cultivated a wonderful image; maximized every contract; caught almost every pass thrown in his direction; dressed for every occasion; and rarely said a bad word about anyone. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact He has also been cursed in chasing a ghost, statistical records that Jerry Rice placed out of reach during a legendary career with the 49ers and Raiders. But Fitzgerald will own at least three hallmark achievements before he’s done playing: most touchdown passes caught with one team, highlighting Fitzgerald’s enduring loyalty to Arizona; second in all-time receiving yards behind Rice; and second in receptions, as he’ll surely pass Tony Gonzalez in the upcoming season.And here’s where Fitzgerald must take solace for whatever records he can’t break:The insurmountable distance Rice put in his rearview mirror is exactly what Fitzgerald is doing to his competition in Arizona – past, present and future.He’s as beloved as Shane Doan and Luis Gonzalez, but a far better player; Hall of Fame worthy like Kurt Warner but here for far longer; not as dominant as Randy Johnson, but close, especially in big games, and far more popular; armed with a great national reputation, just like Steve Nash, only better.There were plenty of fans who didn’t dig Nash’s politics. But everybody loves Fitz.Incidentally, there were no reports of Fitzgerald’s wage for the 2019 season, or whether he gave the team a discount so it could spend even more money on the accumulation of talent. That’s because Fitzgerald’s return is all that matters, and the value he brings to Arizona far exceeds any wage they could pay him. 51 Comments   Share   Top Stories FILE – In this Dec. 23, 2018, file photo, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald speaks after an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo It also opens a door for the acquisition of star receiver Antonio Brown, who has morphed into something of a diva and reportedly on the trading block in Pittsburgh. Fitzgerald’s status and locker-room presence would surely calm the petulant Brown, guaranteeing his compliance in the workplace.He’s that well-respected in the NFL, the one athlete who will make you feel good about the Cardinals for as long as he wears the uniform.That’s the power of Larry Fitzgerald. And why his return will always be a momentous event, even if it’s not a surprise.Reach Bickley at Listen to Bickley & Marotta weekdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterHealth and Fitness Travel is seeing a growing demand for twin and multi-destination escapes.Whether island hopping in South East Asia, or discovering different corners of the Americas, these diverse escapes allow globetrotting enthusiasts to experience numerous regions and cultures as they travel between cities, beaches, mountains and jungles. For those seeking more varied experiences, the added bonus of healthy holiday activities, from fitness breaks to yoga retreats, means travellers can mix-up their perfect holiday cocktail of culture and adventure – all supplied with a dose of health and fitness.Italy & CroatiaTravellers can experience a cultural wellness escape as they discover these two Mediterranean gems the healthy way. Discover the sites of Rome, Florence or Dubrovnik, before recovering at wellness retreats nestled in the Tuscan countryside or overlooking the azure waters of the Croatian coastline.Top 3: Discover Recover Italy, Discover Recover Croatia, Ti Sana (Italy)Health and Fitness Travel offers 14 nights in Italy and Croatia from £3570 per person or £4490 for single occupancy.Africa & Indian OceanGuests will spot zebras, rhinos and giraffes on an unforgettable safari spa holiday in South Africa, or reach their fitness goals with a boot camp under the African sun in Zanzibar. Combine with a revitalising surf and yoga retreat in Morocco, or unwind with toes in the sand on a wellness spa holiday in Mauritius or the Maldives.Top 3: Karkloof Safari Spa (South Africa), Paradis Plage (Morocco), Maalifushi by COMO (Maldives)Health and Fitness Travel offers 14 nights in Africa and the Indian Ocean from £3445 per person or £4320 for single occupancy.ThailandExplore every inch of Thailand’s diverse landscape and culture while biking around the bustling city of Bangkok on a cultural holiday, before recovering at a luxury beachfront wellness retreat. Island hop from idyllic Koh Samui to picture perfect Phuket, and relax with holistic spa therapies and wellness activities.Top 3: Thailand Discover Recover, Phuket Cleanse Detox & Fitness (Phuket), Kamalaya (Koh Samui)Health and Fitness Travel offers 14 nights in Thailand from £2905 per person or £3225 for single occupancy. The CaribbeanSoak up the Caribbean sun and explore the idyllic islands of this tropical archipelago. Discover the breathtaking natural scenery of St. Lucia with a mountain climb; explore hidden depths whilst scuba diving in Grenada, and enhance wellbeing with yoga or Pilates on the private white sand beaches of Parrot Cay.Top 3: The BodyHoliday (St Lucia), LaLuna (Grenada), Parrot Cay (Turks & Caicos)Health and Fitness Travel offers 14 nights in the Caribbean from £3625 per person or £4060 for single occupancy.Bali & JavaExplore the renowned islands of Indonesia by jetting off to tropical Java and Bali. Discover diverse marine life on a scuba-diving holiday in Bali, before taking a hop, skip and a jump over to Java to relax on a wellness holiday nestled amongst spectacular volcanoes and tropical jungles.Top 3: Como Shambhala Estate (Bali), Komune Resort & Beach Club (Bali), MesaStila (Java)Health and Fitness Travel offers 12 nights in Bali and Java from £3015 per person or £3690 for single occupancy.The AmericasLive the American dream and explore further afield with a multi destination escape to northern, central and southern Americas. Head to Utah and hike the Red Mountains, before cooling off with water sports on the blissful beaches of Cancun in Mexico and appeasing the adventurous side with surfing and horse riding in Costa Rica.Top 3: Red Mountain Resort (Utah), Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun (Mexico), Florblanca (Costa Rica)Health and Fitness Travel offers 12 nights in the Americas from £3160 per person or £4400 for single occupancy. The Philippines & VietnamVisit South-East Asia for an explosion of colourful culture, beautiful beaches and rich rainforests. Soak up the unique traditions of the Philippines and Vietnam, whether hiking the Taal Volcano or exploring the floating market of the Mekong Delta. Recover at a choice of luxury wellness retreats with yoga, healthy cuisine and indulgent spa treatments.Top 3: Philippines Discover Recover, Vietnam Discover Recover, Fusion Maia (Vietnam)Health and Fitness Travel offers 14 nights in the Philippines and Vietnam from £4705 per person or £5585 for single occupancy.Australia & New ZealandExperience Australia’s renowned golden beaches with a wellness break on Hamilton Island or fitness retreat in Noosa National Park. Hop across to New Zealand and breathe in fresh air like never before with a luxury hiking and wellness getaway nestled amongst majestic mountains and alpine lakes.Top 3: Qualia (Australia), Life’s A Gym Bodibreaks (Australia), Aro Ha Wellness Retreat (New Zealand)Health and Fitness Travel offers 10 nights in Australia and New Zealand from £6420 per person or £6845 for single occupancy.Portugal & SpainMix it up in the Mediterranean, choosing from a selection of fitness holidays, detox escapes and spa retreats from the Portuguese Algarve to the orange groves of Spain’s Andalucía region. Continue on the island of Ibiza and discover its quieter northern coastline while revitalising with everything from yoga to kickboxing.Top 3: Epic Sana (Portugal), SHA Wellness Clinic (Spain), 38 Degrees North (Ibiza)Health and Fitness Travel  offers 14 nights in Portugal and Spain from £2785 per person or £3200 for single occupancy.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Ulu Cliffhouse the 50

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterUlu Cliffhouse, the 5000-square-metre clifftop playground nestled in Uluwatu, Bali, is set to have its grand opening on Saturday 2 December 2017 with its unparalleled ocean views, coastal-inspired kitchen creations, and imaginative tropical cocktails.The Bukit clifftop playground showcases a 25-metre infinity pool, a music recording studio, an art space and food and drinks, from the open-air restaurant to the cliffside rock bar hanging over the waves. Tipping its hat to the surfers’ paradise location in Uluwatu, Ulu Cliffhouse also features a resident surfboard shaper.Commanding jaw-dropping views of the ocean, Ulu Cliffhouse is set to be home to Bali’s creative crowd, as well as being a space for wanderlusters to unwind or let loose. Designed by Shed London and Bali’s Design Assembly, the beach club draws on the 1950s Palm Springs aesthetic, enhancing its raw environment with modern edges, effortless chic and youthful cheek.Restaurant Headed by Peruvian chef Diego Muñoz, who led Astrid & Gaston to #14 in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List and now free-rider chef, Ulu Cliffhouse’s culinary offering goes beyond the typical beach club menu by incorporating the influence of Diego’s travels around the world and Bali’s local environment at the same time.The fresh, fun and locally sourced offerings reflect Diego’s ability to integrate culturally diverse flavours, resulting in a menu that includes a raw bar showcasing his personal take on ceviches, tiraditos and an array of other culinary delights.The restaurant and the bar, with a capacity of 80 and 100 respectively, house timber and rattan pavilions that provide a soft dappled shade, offering tiered dining with a no-filter-necessary view of the Indian Ocean. Against the backdrop of handcrafted furniture layered with bold tropical prints and pastel hues, guests can opt to unwind over Ulu Cliffhouse’s delicious menu with two cantilevered terraces that flank the cliff edge with shaded deep sun loungers.Besides offering its own recording studio, Ulu Cliffhouse will also be home to a rotating art space and lifestyle boutique.Ulu Cliffhouse is created and developed by F&B entrepreneurs – Out & Out Hospitality whose operations span Singapore (Operation Dagger, Oxwell & Co) and Bali (KILN on Petitenget and the new Mandala House).Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Related How to be an ecotraveller and still have

first_img RelatedHow to be an eco-traveller (and still have it all)Weighed down with the eco guilt of the frequent traveller? We can’t promise to banish it completely but we do have ways to make your carbon footprint a shadow of its former self. Each of these tips might seem small enough on its own but add them all together and…Top 10 most environmentally pure countriesWorried about the world around you? Us too, and while we want to discover every corner of it, we also want to make sure we’re travelling responsibly. These destinations have sustainability at their core and while the European countries may be leading the way in green tourism, we’ve found a…16 luxury campsites around the world for the ultimate glamping holidaySleeping under the stars has never been so stylish. From treehouses to teepees, discover these 16 luxury glampsites and you’ll never have to share your sleeping bag with a scorpion again! 10. FranceThe new ‘glamping’ craze is in full swing this summer, and Canvas Chic’s 14 handcrafted oak and ash yurts make the camping experience a hell of a lot more luxurious than the two man dome tent in a muddy field. Based on traditional Kazakh designs, each yurt is furnished with a double bed, tasteful drapes and its own decking area and all are sat under magnificent forest, in the spectacular Ardèche River gorge nature reserve. Find cheap flights to FranceHow other countries ranked in the Environmental Performance IndexGermany: 13th (joint with Slovenia)UK: 15thSpain: 30thUSA: 39thPoland: 42ndRanking is for the Environmental Performance Index, based on a range of factors including environmental health, biodiversity, air pollution, water use, agricultural methods and tackling climate change, according to The Economist’s Pocket World in Figures, 2009ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Looking for a nature holiday in a green country? Skyscanner introduces the most environmentally friendly countries in the world, (according to The Economist) and a range of back to nature, eco-friendly holiday ideas.So reach for your inner hippy and explore the world of camping, ‘glamping’ and eco-lodges this summer, with Skyscanner’s selection of low impact, enviro-holidays in the world’s top 10 greenest countries.1. SwitzerlandWith so much of Switzerland made up of mountains and lakes, it’s little surprise that it tops the Economist’s enviro-rankings. If you want to experience Switzerland’s alpine beauty in a low impact way, try WhitePod Village – a collection of eco-friendly pods, tucked away on a Swiss mountainside. Complete with cosy wood burning stoves, comfy beds and incredible views, this is eco-camping in luxury. Find cheap flights to Switzerland2. Norway‘Powered by nature’ is the slogan of Norway’s tourist board and if you take a trip through fjordland you’ll see why. Steep cliffs plunge into deep blue fjords whilst waterfalls cascade down the mountainsides creating a landscape of sheer beauty. The best way to experience Norway’s nature with minimal impact is by foot and Bergen is a great base for hiking the area. You can also explore the region by train which takes you through the fjords and up the mountains. Find cheap flights to Norway3. SwedenCascading northern lights, white sandy beaches, rugged mountains, glaciers, alpine meadows, forests, lakes, rolling countryside and a glittering array of over 24,000 islands and skerries. Sweden was the second country in the world to introduce an eco-tourism charter, and also created Europe’s first eco-label that assures the quality of around 180 holidays and activities run by its 80 eco-certified tour operators around the country. Sounds pretty green to us… Find cheap flights to Sweden4. FinlandFinland’s Lapland is one of Europe’s last true areas of unspoiled wilderness, with vast swathes of forest and hundreds of pristine lakes, visitors can enjoy the midnight sun, stunning natural scenery and see bear and lynx. A paradise for campers, hikers and bikers, Finland is one great escape. Find cheap flights to Finland5. Costa RicaThis Central American country has been deemed the world’s ‘most natural conservation area’ having protected more than 27% of its land by creating a network of Wildlife Refuges, Biological Reserves and National Parks. Costa Rica offers a diverse range of ecosystems and actives; trek through million-year old rainforest, hike volcanoes, raft wild rivers, and witness the amazing array of wildlife including: jaguars (the environmentally friendly type) reptiles and multicoloured birds. Find cheap flights to Costa Rica6. AustriaIf you’re looking to learn something on holiday, how about visiting Austria’s Kalchkendlalm, Austria’s most unusual school, located high on a mountain pasture? With breathtaking views of snow-capped mountain peaks, toy town houses in the valley, thick forests and craggy cliffs, join the ‘bread and butter’ class, learn how to recognise different grains, make flour and use a bread oven. Visitors can shape their own loaf, and whilst it bakes, learn how to milk a cow and churn butter. Find cheap flights to Austria7. New ZealandEver since Frodo Baggins and Gandalf introduced us to Middle Earth, New Zealand’s vast open spaces filled with stunning rugged landscapes, gorgeous beaches and spectacular geothermal and volcanic activity have captured the world’s imagination. Take a sea kayak tour in the Abel Tasman National Park, an exquisite area of coastline between Marahau and Takaka, and explore the bays, beaches and headlands of the park. Campsites occur regularly along the way, so you can pull into shore and pitch a tent at the end of each day. Find cheap flights to New Zealand8. LatviaVisit an ‘open farm’ where you can learn how food is produced, try your hand at some of the eco-friendly farming techniques, and buy fresh and healthy foods which are not available from the city supermarkets. There are many types of different open farms to choose from: livestock farms, mushroom farms, fish farms, flower farms and also craft centres. Visitors can stay in beautiful farmstead log cabins and enjoy horse riding, hiking or canoeing on Latvia’s various lakes. More info on green Latvia holidays. Find cheap flights to Latvia9. ColombiaPerhaps a surprising entry in the top ten, Columbia has a diverse selection of nature holiday options; go diving in Colombia’s coral reef (which claims to be the third biggest in the world), see snow capped summits surpassing 5000m in the volcano region, then relax in the soothing thermal waters of a natural hot spring. Or visit Colombia’s coffee region, which showcases the country’s biggest (legal) export, and where eco-adventures abound in a landscape of rolling hills and coffee plantations, which can be explored by bike or horseback. Find cheap flights to Colombialast_img read more

Related London viewed by business tourists as a va

first_img RelatedLondon viewed by business tourists as a value-for-money cityEuropeans who have booked flights to London have found the British capital to be a value-for-money destination.UK could experience a rise in domestic flight passengersMore people could be booking cheap domestic flights within the UK instead of travelling abroad because of the economic downturn.UK holidaymakers still booking flights to Greece this summerUK holidaymakers still booking flights to Greece this summer More small businesses are booking flights within Europe despite the ongoing economic downturn.This is according to Visa Europe, which revealed that the number of transactions made on business credit cards issued by the company increased by ten per cent in June 2009 compared to the same month last year.A study of customers revealed that the number of payments to travel agents was increasing, while small businesses were shown to be budgeting more carefully for travel and accommodation costs.Editor of Business Travel Magazine Gill Upton said that she was not surprised by the rise in travel expenditure, despite the sector being widely reported as one of the worst hit by the recession.The difference between travelling for business and travelling for pleasure is [that] it’s not optional – you don’t do business and your company will go bust” she commented.”Businesses have to travel – there is only so much they can do by phone and video conference and the rest is done face to face.”ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

Las Vegas Nevada – Reported by Elite Traveler th

first_imgLas Vegas, Nevada – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineGulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range G650 has moved several steps closer to its anticipated certification later this year after completing tests of its fly-by-wire system, engine inlet compatibility and operation in hot weather, among other tests.As of Oct. 5, the four aircraft in the flight-test program had accumulated more than 2,077 hours on more than 626 flights.“On Sept. 15, we had five G650 aircraft in the air at once,” said Pres Henne, senior vice president, Programs, Engineering and Test, Gulfstream. “Four of the aircraft were conducting flight-test activities, while the fifth aircraft completed a post-production test flight. The level of flight activity speaks to the maturity of the product at this point in the flight-test program. We are moving at a prudent pace toward our certification objective later this year. We are pleased by everything we see.” Gulfstream has now flown four production aircraft in preparation for induction into final-phase manufacturing, where the aircraft are outfitted and painted. Fourteen aircraft are in the production process.On the flight-test side, Aircraft Number 6005 completed certification ground tests for engine inlet compatibility, conducted for the first time by Gulfstream at the Eglin Air Force Base test facility in Florida. The aircraft utilized Eglin’s fan array to accurately provide the high-wind ground testing. Additionally, the aircraft completed certification ground tests for electromagnetic interference. Following ground testing, the aircraft successfully completed in-flight certification testing in both areas: engine inlet compatibility and electromagnetic interference.Aircraft Number 6004, the first Gulfstream test aircraft to have a fully outfitted interior, has conducted in-flight tests on the functionality of the G650’s next-generation flight management system, a fundamental part of the avionics, as well as completing extensive cabin system tests and interior acoustic noise surveys.The company completed the Federal Aviation Administration certification tests for hot-weather operations using Aircraft Number 6003, thereby demonstrating the capability to properly cool all of the avionics and electrical equipment under the most extreme conditions.The G650 offers the longest range at the fastest speed in its class. Powered by best-in-class Rolls-Royce BR725 engines, the business jet is capable of traveling 7,000 nautical miles (12,964 km) at Mach 0.85 and has a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.925.Gulfstream announced the G650 program on March 13, 2008. On Sept. 29, 2009, the aircraft rolled out under its own power in front of a crowd of more than 7,000 people. It completed its first flight on Nov. 25, 2009, and remains on schedule for entry-into-service in 2012.www.gulfstream.comlast_img read more

Singita Intros New Southern Africa CircuitNew Yo

first_imgSingita Intros New Southern Africa ‘Circuit’New York, NY – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineSingita has introduced a new seven-night Southern Africa package affording guests the opportunity to book a combi-nation of Singita’s Southern African lodges at a 10 percent saving. The new package provides guests a chance to experience the individual flair of the lodges while enjoying all the best Singita has to offer. Showcasing the four South African Singita lodges as well as Singita Pamushana in Zimbabwe, the package includes complimentary flights between the Southern African lodges and an overnight stay in Johannesburg.Conveniently packaged, this luxury safari adventure offers guests two nights at one of Singita’s flagship lodges Ebony or Boulders in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, a location known for its magnificent leopard viewing. This is followed by two nights at either the Lebombo or Sweni lodge in Singita’s private concession within the Kruger National Park, an area re-nowned for its spectacular scenery, teeming with the highest concentration of wildlife found in the park. The seven-night safari ends at Singita Pa-mushana, nestled in 130,000 acres of wild and untamed land and consid-ered one of Africa’s best-kept secrets. Africa’s critically endangered wild dogs are flourishing at Pamushana, and this is one of the very best places to view these magnificent creatures.ww.singita.comlast_img read more

After a week on display in famed Grand Central Sta

first_imgAfter a week on display in famed Grand Central Station, leading the Columbus Day parade with a 1929 V16 powered road car which won the World Speed Record in 1929, Maserati welcomed the brand New GranTurismo Convertible to a packed room at its Corporate Showroom on Park Avenue.According to Mark McNabb, President and CEO of Maserati North America, “New York has always represented power, style and capability. These attributes not only capture our new convertible, but Maserati itself. We could not be happier with the enthusiastic reception this evening.”The GranTurismo Convertible represents the essence of a Maserati in terms of open-top cars: unmistakable style, craftsmanship in each detail, driving pleasure and genuine performance. It enriches all five senses in a shared open-air experience for four, without sacrificing comfort or performance.The GranTurismo Convertible is continuing the Maserati tradition in timeless open-top automobiles, beginning with the 1950 A6G Frua Spyder, through a long list of open air cars. However, in adding to this tradition, the GranTurismo Convertible opens a new chapter, as the first spacious four-seat convertible to roll out of the famed Viale Ciro Menotti Maserati factory. Careful design has yielded a spacious rear seatback angle of 22 degrees – true comfort for two real adults in back.The GranTurismo Convertible is supported by a host of other important statistics: -A hand-built 4.7 liter V8, 433hp engine -Top speed 176 mph -0-60 in 5.3 seconds -The longest wheelbase in its segment -The same trunk volume with the soft top either up or down -A racing-style aluminum undertray producing an aerodynamic coefficient of 0.35 Cd -Monocoque body stiffness with benchmark Torsional dynamic frequency of 27.2 Hertz -The roof is opened automatically in only 24 secondsActive safety measures extend to a new Maserati designed extendable roll bar system, new braking circuit design, and passive features like dual-stage front airbags, cast aluminum structural supports and stronger lateral door sill sections.The GranTurismo Convertible, like all Maseratis, was designed to enable the owner to select from a vast array of colors, materials and trim to create a unique expression of style. The roof itself is available in six colors with three interior choices. Sumptuous Poltrana Frau leather seats and surfaces available in 10 colors, contrasting stitching, carpet colors as well as 6 interior trims and naturally a perfectly-fit set of luggage.In North America, this car will be called the GranTurismo Convertible. The 56 North American Maserati dealers are accepting preliminary orders now and full details are available at read more

by The Associated Press Posted Jun 22 2018 11

first_img by The Associated Press Posted Jun 22, 2018 11:04 am PDT Last Updated Jun 22, 2018 at 11:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email STAMFORD, Conn. – An 800-pound, nearly 11-foot-long steel sculpture of a bent and burned drug spoon was placed Friday in front of the Connecticut headquarters of drugmaker Purdue Pharma as part of an art protest against the opioid crisis.Artist Domenic Esposito and art gallery owner Fernando Alvarez dropped the sculpture at the company’s Stamford headquarters. Police arrested Alvarez on a minor charge of obstructing free passage. A city worker removed the spoon with a payloader and it was hauled to a police evidence holding area.Several state and local governments are suing Purdue Pharma for allegedly using deceptive marketing to boost sales of its opioid painkiller OxyContin, deceiving patients and doctors about the risks of opioids. The company has been blamed for helping fuel addiction and opioid overdose deaths.Purdue Pharma denies the allegations in the lawsuits.“We share the protesters’ concern about the opioid crisis, and respect their right to peacefully express themselves,” the company said in a statement Friday in response to the sculpture. “Purdue is committed to working collaboratively with those affected by this public health crisis on meaningful solutions to help stem the tide of opioid-related overdose deaths.”Opioid overdose deaths rose to about 46,000 in the U.S. for the 12-month period that ended in October 2017, up about 15 per cent from October 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Esposito, of Westwood, Massachusetts, and his family have struggled with his brother’s 14-year opioid addiction. He said his brother, Danny, who has been clean for the past four months, has nearly died and has been in and out of jail.He said the idea for the 4-foot-high sculpture, which includes a depiction of burned heroin on the spoon, came from his mother screaming several years ago that she found another bent spoon used by his brother. Spoons are used to “cook” the drugs into liquid form before putting them into syringes.“The spoon has always been an albatross for my family,” Esposito said. “It’s kind of an emotional symbol, a dark symbol for me.“This is just a movement for accountability,” he said. “Percocet and OxyContin are still all over the streets. Nothing’s changed. People are still dying. … It’s also a calling for the federal government to step in and do something.”The placement of the giant spoon at Purdue Pharma kicked off an exhibit on the opioid crisis that opened Friday at Alvarez’s gallery in Stamford. Drug spoon sculpture placed outside drugmaker headquarterslast_img read more

Singer Patti LaBelle to be honoured with street na

first_imgSinger Patti LaBelle to be honoured with street naming AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this June 28, 2015 file photo, singer Patti LaBelle poses in the press room at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. LaBelle is being honored in her hometown of Philadelphia with her very own street. A stretch of Broad Street will be renamed for the legendary soul singer during a ceremony on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. The thoroughfare between Locust and Spruce Streets will be called “Patti LaBelle Way.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) PHILADELPHIA — Patti LaBelle is being honoured in her hometown of Philadelphia with her very own street.A stretch of Broad Street will be renamed for the legendary soul singer during a ceremony Tuesday. The thoroughfare between Locust and Spruce Streets will be called “Patti LaBelle Way.”LaBelle is slated to make remarks during the ceremony.“Lady Marmalade” was LaBelle’s first No. 1 hit when she was the lead singer of LaBelle. She also had a successful solo career with hits like “You Are My Friend” and “New Attitude.”Sometimes referred to as “The Godmother of Soul,” LaBelle has won two Grammy Awards and has appeared on TV shows like “American Horror Story: Freak Show” in addition to her cooking show, “Patti LaBelle’s Place.”Her pies and cakes are available at Walmart.The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Jul 2, 2019 6:10 am PDTlast_img read more

Trump Putin send messages to mark independence

first_imgPresident Mr Nicos Anastasiades received congratulatory messages from his USA and Russia counterparts, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, on the occasion of the anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Cyprus.In his message, Trump extended “best wishes to the people of the Republic of Cyprus as you celebrate the 57th anniversary of your nation’s independence”.The Republic of Cyprus, the US president said, has long been an important partner to the United States.“Our shared values of democracy and freedom have served as the basis for a strong and valued bilateral relationship,” he added.“Together we have promoted peace and regional stability while also expanding our business and cultural ties.”Trump noted that the US continues to support the Republic of Cyprus in its efforts to reunify the island as a bizonal, bicommunal federation.“As we mark this important day, we wish all Cypriots a peaceful and prosperous year,” Trump said.In his message, Putin extended his “sincere congratulations on the occasion of the National Holiday – the Independence Day of the Republic of Cyprus.“Relations between Russia and Cyprus, based on good traditions of friendship and spiritual proximity, are developing in a constructive manner,” Putin said.“I hope that our forthcoming negotiations in Moscow will promote further enhancement of bilateral political dialogue and productive cooperation in various fields.”Putin said he would also like “to reaffirm the constancy of Russian policy in the support of the efforts of the leadership of the Republic of Cyprus to achieve a just, comprehensive and viable settlement of the Cyprus problem on the basis of relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council in the interests of the entire population of the island.“I sincerely wish good health and success to the people to Cyprus as well as prosperity and well-being,” the Russian president said.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoGundry MDHow To Make Your Dark Spots Fade (Effortless 2 Minute Routine)Gundry MDUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Cabinet approves €10m in aid for Greece

first_imgThe Cabinet on Wednesday approved a €10m aid to Greece as assistance for those affected by the deadly fires near Athens.The government will also coordinate a collection campaign and appealed to private individuals, groups and companies that are collecting funds to deposit them in special accounts set up by the state treasury.“The government express their deepest sorrow, condolences for the victims, hope for locating persons that are still missing and wishes for the recovery of those injured,” government spokesman, Prodromos Prodromou said.He added that cabinet, as a sign of solidarity of the Cypriot people to Greeks, approved a €10m aid to Greece.The money will be deposited in a special account the state treasury will open at the Central bank of Cyprus and commercial banks.The government also called on the business world but also members of the public that wish to also contribute, to deposit donations to those accounts. Further details will be announced shortly.It also urged organised groups that aim at organising fund-raising events for the same cause, to also deposit the money they will collect, if they wish to, to those accounts.The overall amount that will be collected will be given to projects and actions for the relief and support of the victims, following consultations with the Greek government.You May LikeloveMONEYThe US states where salaries are rising fastestloveMONEYUndoElectric Mosquito TrapThis New $69 Trap Finally Solves The United States Mosquito ProblemElectric Mosquito TrapUndoHousediverSeniors Should Be Eating This To Wash Out ArteriesHousediverUndo British woman who claimed gang-rape taken to courtUndoHouse rejects presidential veto over repossession lawUndoFresh case of Blue Nile virus in northUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Over 10000 take part in breast cancer march

first_imgMore than 10,000 people took part in Saturday’s Pink Silhouettes March co-organised by Europa Donna and AstroBank to raise awareness of breast cancer.Under the slogan ‘Together we shine’ participants walked holding 618 pink figurines, representing the 618 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in women in 2017, one blue figurine for a man diagnosed and 97 white ones for those who lost their lives to the disease in the past year.Immediately after the march which took place for the 14th consecutive year, the participants formed a huge human pink ribbon, sending a message of determination and hope.The event started at the carpark across the road from Pasydy and ended at the AstroBank headquarters, via Griva Digeni and Themistokli Dervi. There, the silhouettes were placed and will be displayed until the end of the month to raise awareness.Following the walk, a concert by Stereo Soul was performed during which the crowd sang the song ‘Shine’, composed for the occasion.Head of Europa Donna Cyprus, Evi Papadopoulos, addressed the thousands of participants.“For us at Europa Donna, it is a matter of life, to leave our positive position to all women. We are determined to give strength, to support and to secure a strong promise for tomorrow. We want and demand specialised surgeons with experience in breast surgery along with specialised plastic surgeons,” she said. “We also claim the right to work, both during and after treatment.”You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoGundry MDHow To Make Your Dark Spots Fade (Effortless 2 Minute Routine)Gundry MDUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)UndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Delek puts in bid for interim gas supply

first_imgBy Elias HazouTHE PARTNERS developing Israel’s offshore Leviathan field have announced they have put in a bid to sell gas to Cyprus via a pipeline.In a statement on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) on Wednesday, Israel’s Delek Group said it and its Leviathan partners – Noble Energy and Ratio Oil Exploration – have bid in the tender published by Cyprus’ Natural Gas Public Company DEFA.The tender issued by DEFA has two options: one is for the supply of gas from early 2016, and no later than the second half of 2017, through 2022, followed by three one-year options to extend; the second is for the supply of gas through 2025.According to Delek, which is listed on TASE, “the offer is in accordance to the estimated development schedule of Leviathan and subject to, inter alia, the agreement between the bidders and the Cyprus government on the terms of a binding agreement for the supply of natural gas, not later than August 21, 2014, as well as a number of other conditions.”Israeli financial daily Globes estimated the bid to be worth around $3bn. Globes also reported that other bids have come from Dutch-owned oil trader Vitol, a group led by Azeri state oil company SOCAR, and a Greek consortium.DEFA yesterday declined any comment, citing confidentiality agreements between it and the interested suppliers. Its board is reportedly due to meet next week to begin assessing the technical dossiers of the four submitted bids.It is not clear whether DEFA has set a deadline for the tender process.The Cypriot tender aims to secure so-called “interim” supplies of gas for domestic power generation. The island nation is reliant on heavy fuel oil imports to power its grid, and is seeking to cut its energy bill by switching to the cheaper natural gas.Earlier media reports indicated that a price of $10 or $11 per million British thermal units would be satisfactory to DEFA.Delek has not disclosed a cost estimate for the subsea pipeline they propose to build from Leviathan to Cyprus. The pipeline’s cost would heavily impact the price of the gas sold to Cyprus.The Leviathan prospect is expected to come online around the year 2017.If built, a pipeline to Cyprus could conceivably be put to use subsequently should Israel agree to pool its gas reserves with Cyprus’ in a planned liquefaction plan on the island.Delek is also a partner in Cyprus’ Block 12 concession along with Noble Energy.You May LikeSmart Living Ideas${city:CapitalizationType}$ Program Giving Solar Panels To Homeowners With Electric Bills Over $99/monthSmart Living IdeasUndoSenior Living | Search AdsFantastic Senior Apartments in Rowland Heights Are Turning HeadsSenior Living | Search AdsUndoLocksmith of HeartsPhil Collins’s Daughter Is Probably The Most Pretty Woman Ever Existed.Locksmith of HeartsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Anastasiades adamant on defending coop decision

first_imgPRESIDENT Nicos Anastasiades carried on defending his government’s position about the findings of the report on the collapse of the Co-op Bank, despite the barrage of criticism from parties and newspapers demanding the resignation or the sacking of finance minister Harris Georgiades.In an interview published in Sunday’s Haravghi, Anastasiades repeated his line that while the three-member investigative committee had done an excellent job, there were contradictions in its conclusions.Responding to the committee’s view that if Georgiades had been removed from his position the bank could have been saved and that the responsibility for this failure belonged to the president, Anastasaides said: “In 2013 the co-ops were on the brink of collapse because of the NPLs that amounted to €7bn. If Harris Georgiades had been removed, would the NPLs have been serviced?”He gave the following explanation about the situation the government had inherited. “The patient was delivered in 2013, incubated in the intensive care unit, with damage to all the vital organs. This view is also expressed in the verdict of the investigative committee. Doctors undertook to save it with the administration of some medicine. However the vital organs were so damaged that unfortunately it died.”The government’s narrative did not hold sway with the newspapers. Simerini likened his behaviour to that of his predecessor, Demetris Christofias, who did not accept the findings of the investigative committee into the Mari explosion. Anastasiades was “steadily following in the foot-steps of his predecessor, not only belittling the unanimous verdict of the investigative committee for the closure of the co-op, but also through misleading references playing down the issue.”The economic catastrophe of the country “is owed to the administration, decisions and orders of Mr Anastasiades,” the paper concluded.Two days earlier, Phileleftheros’ main columnist recalled what Anastasiades had said when he appointed the investigative committee to look into the collapse of the economy in 2013. “Political responsibilities are those which, if the conclusions are unanimous, leave no choice to the person being judged, not only to declare that he accepts them, but in practice to implement what political morality dictates, that is, resign and go home,” he had said. The comment was also cited by Simerini to highlight the double standards.Auditor-general Odysseas Michaelides, in an interview given to Phileleftheros, criticised Georgiades’ refusal to resign, but declined to say anything about the president’s responsibility. For Michaelides, it was made very clear by the committee that the collapse could have been avoided if the situations was managed properly.“For me, what is significant is the fact the committee, with clarity and without obfuscation, explained that the co-op could have been saved and privatised in an orderly way and instead of this, because of mistakes, omissions, inaction, incompetence and criminal negligence it was led to a forced sale with the gun at its head,” said Michaelides.He also gave the example of a Swedish minister who resigned two years ago for having been found to be over the alcohol limit while driving. “In effect, she had drank two glasses of wine instead of one,” said Michaelides, who concluded: “Everyone, and every people set their own standards of political sensitivity.”You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more