Milkwood Road taken over by illegal dumping

first_imgCllr Warasally makes an appeal to the community of Smartiesville to contact Public Safety on 036-631-1777 if they see anyone dumping illegally.Cllr Warasally says he is very disappointed that people have so little care for the area in which they live that they don’t mind seeing it turning into a rubbish dump.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Milkwood Road in Smartiesville has been taken over by illegal dumping due to people simply discarding their rubbish on the pavement.Milkwood Road resident Anil Badri is tired of the area looking like a dump-site. He brought the problem to the attention of IFP National Council member Cllr Abbas Warasally.The area is being plagued with people dumping asbestos (which is harmful to humans), dog faeces, rubble, grass cuttings and broken glass bottles. The dumping takes place on the sidewalk right outside homes in Milkwood Road, making the area an eyesore for residents.center_img WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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CLIA Launches New Membership Category

first_imgCruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is accepting applications for a new Executive Partner membership community for the hotel operations and food and beverage categories which allow these key aspects of the cruise holiday experience unprecedented access to decision-makers from more than 50 global cruise lines.Julia Brown, Chief Procurement Officer, Carnival Corporation and Chair of the new CLIA HFB working group, said: “CLIA is predicting that more than 30 million people will take a cruise in 2019, and there will be more than 110 new ocean-going vessels deployed over the next eight years.  This new community for hotel operations, food & beverage professionals will greatly enhance our ability to drive efficiencies and meet the growing demands of provisioning our worldwide fleets.”CLIA hosted an inaugural event for this new community in Miami in November last year, and thanks to overwhelming positive feedback, applications are now being received from the wider hotel, food and beverage sectors.The gathering last year saw 80 procurement professionals from hotel and culinary operations at the world’s largest cruise brands, and 200 suppliers, meet for a day of business sessions and more than 700 one-on-one meetings.The new HFB community joins a well-established Executive Partner Program which has nearly 400 global partners who engage in four different communities. This fifth HFB community will provide a number of partner benefits throughout the year which include several live engagement networking opportunities.The CLIA HFB working group consists of procurement leadership from the world’s largest and most significant cruise brands who have pledged their full support and resources to all HFB events.  The 2019 HFB calendar starts with a forum and reception at Seatrade Cruise Global in April, followed by similar engagements at The National Restaurant Association’s 100th anniversary trade show in May, ANUGA Germany in October and the CLIA annual HFB Business Conference in November.  Beyond the planned live engagements, there are numerous other promotional benefits afforded to HFB members.“As a Diamond partner of CLIA’s HFB community, we welcome this new opportunity to join collectively with other CLIA HFB peers, to solve industry wide challenges and optimize the supply chain management for all of CLIA’s cruise line members.” says Kasper Sommer, Global Head of Cruise & Marine Logistics, Blue Water Shipping.Sommer continues; “Blue Water Shipping is heavily invested in the Cruise sector.  Our decision to join at the Diamond Partner level was driven by our desire to bring our vast experience to the table, meet existing and potential new customers and support the cruise lines and their global association”.CLIA Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships Bo Larsen, commented: “We are very excited to launch this new community, so far the response from suppliers has been incredible. We look forward to our next engagement during Seatrade Cruise Global, April 10that the Miami Beach Convention Center where we will host a number of Business Sessions targeting the hotel operations, food & beverage segment, followed by a networking reception.”The post CLIA Launches New Membership Category appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Bloglast_img read more

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Cyprus banking on the cusp of great change

first_img‘Cost reduction’, digital transformation and banking consolidation are in the works, but managing the message is key By Demetris TheodorouWith word on the street intensifying on a possible deal between banks in Cyprus, 2019 is likely to become a time of flux and change for the banking sector as it braces for game-changing shifts.First, a possible deal between banks is gathering noise. It is no secret that Cyprus is overbanked, with a total of 11 licensed institutions. Banks are already complaining that the market is saturated, with most of the households and businesses who are creditworthy, having already taken up debt. At the same time, the price of capital remains subdued internationally, which in turn translates into low interest rates and lower profits for banks.On top of the pressure on profits, competition from abroad is increasing, especially from fintechs and start-ups like Revolut and even Amazon who are claiming customers from traditional banks in payment services.This is making a merger all but necessary for banks in Cyprus. Beyond the de facto need for “consolidation” in the banking industry, there have been some more tangible signals, however.Outgoing Bank of Cyprus CEO, John Hourican admitted as much, commenting in an interview with Phileleftheros that “there is no doubt that there are today too many banks in Cyprus”. The statement was followed by a cryptic tweet by the bank’s account, noting: “In the last 105 years, the expansion of the biggest bank of Cyprus has included buyouts”. The tweet featured an old photograph of the bank’s original headquarters. Bank of Cyprus senior management commented that the tweet fell in line with a series of posts relating to the bank’s history. Nonetheless, the tweet was eyebrow-raising.Additionally, rumours on a likely banking merger are picking up lately. With Hellenic Bank still absorbing the Co-op operations, most analysts are commenting that a further absorption of a smaller bank would be dangerous and complex. Hellenic is an unlikely player for a second reason- as changes in the composition of the board of directors are underway, it is rather unlikely that a decision of such impact would be driven while the directorship is in flux.This eliminates one of the prime suspects. On the other hand, Takis Arapoglou is taking over in May as chairman of the board at Bank of Cyprus and the bank now has both capital and liquidity to allow such a drive. Hourican, almost as cryptically as the bank’s Twitter account, commented that the 18.3 per cent total capital adequacy gives the bank “optionality”. In the same statement, he commented that the main challenges for his successor are: the cost of the bank, the need to expand operations, the reduction of NPLs and the digital transformation. A participation in consolidation, especially with a small bank being absorbed in parallel with an exit scheme, would be one of the “options” in such a drive. ‘Cost base’ Consolidation aside, the banking sector is called to manage additional issues. It is amply clear that the two largest banks will need to limit the expansion of their payroll. They refer to this euphemistically as “management of the cost base”. In another quite imaginative way of naming payroll reduction, some senior bankers are referring to it as “benefits realisation”, referring to the benefits of their digital transformation.Both banks are finding it onerous to bear the burden of an increasing payroll base, especially as digitisation proceeds. Bank of Cyprus has announced figures already, according to which 71.3 per cent of all transactions take place away from tellers. “Our largest branch is your couch,” commented one member of the management team of the bank.This elevates the need for additional staff in specialised positions, but at the same time increases deadweight cost of branches. With Hellenic Bank already in the trenches vis-à-vis the bank employees’ union (Etyk), and with Bank of Cyprus openly referring to the need to reduce the total number of staff, it is quite clear that a so-called “cost base” reduction is being worked out. Too much cashA third change is the management of liquidity. The banking system today has a great deal of liquidity, to the point where this has become a matter to be managed. Again, data is most widely available for Bank of Cyprus, where 4.4billion euros of excess liquidity translates to a compulsory deposit of just under half this amount with the European Central Bank. The rate for these deposits is negative (-0.4 per cent), which means that Bank of Cyprus is shouldering a great deal of cost for the excess liquidity. The situation for Hellenic is presumably similar.The banks complain that they are desperate to extent loans if only they can find fresh creditworthy customers. Be that as it may, however, they are called to reduce liquidity as it costs too much to keep, at no benefit for their books. Fear of newsThese changes have a flipside. If the main banks achieve their main targets for the year, this may present a banking success, but a communications danger.“Imagine the scenario: banks close down unnecessary branches. They limit the size of staff. They get rid of costly deposits. They shift operations to the digital world. And, they sell off NPLs and limit their total size,” commented a senior banker.“All of these would be a resounding success, but each one of these developments will be easily defined as a disaster or as a sign of weakness.”This would cause alarm, eroding trust in the system at the very moment when the main banks are preparing to pivot away from the legacy of 2013.The biggest challenge, then, is perhaps reputational rather than financial. On the cusp of big change, banks may find it more difficult to manage good news than bad ones.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. 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Rep Outman looks forward to reading to local students

first_img Categories: News Several March is Reading Month visits scheduled 24Feb Rep. Outman looks forward to reading to local studentscenter_img State Rep. Rick Outman today said he is eager to visit local classrooms and share the joy of reading with elementary-school students, and encouraged schools that want him to visit to contact his office.Rep. Outman, R-Six Lakes, said he enjoys meeting with students, teachers and administrators in schools throughout the 70th House District and sharing his love of reading with them.“If parents consistently read to their children, it will spark an interest in books that will carry over to when they learn to read on their own, and continue into their adult years,” Rep. Outman said. “Through books, children can travel to distant places, meet intriguing characters and open their minds to new ideas.”Teachers and administrators who want to schedule a reading session with Rep. Outman can call him at 855-688-6267 or contact him via email at RickOutman@house.mi.gov.#####last_img read more

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Local wage bill signed into law

first_img A bill sponsored by State Rep. Earl Poleski that seeks to establish a statewide, uniform standard for wages and benefits for both employers and employees was signed into law Tuesday by the governor.For more than 90 years, wage and benefit regulations have been established by state and federal governments. Rep. Poleski authored House Bill 4052 when he learned that many local governments had passed ordinances establishing additional regulations upon private businesses.“It’s about making sure local businesses have consistent rule of law across municipal lines in regards to their employees’ compensation and benefits,” said Rep. Poleski, R-Jackson. “When they are forced to comply with overlapping city, township and county laws, it becomes not only complicated, but also costly. It’s our goal to make it easier to create jobs in Michigan, not harder.”The bill was supported by the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and other business groups troubled by multiple local-level regulations across the state.HB 4052 is now Public Act 105 of 2015.### 02Jul Local wage bill signed into law Categories: Newslast_img read more

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Rep McCready invites all to join in Oct office hours

first_img21Sep Rep. McCready invites all to join in Oct. office hours Categories: McCready News State Rep. Mike McCready invites residents to join him for his local office hours on Monday, Oct. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the board room of the Baldwin Public Library located at 300 W. Merrill St. in Birmingham.“I enjoy hearing what the people in the community have to say,” Rep. McCready said. “It’s a key tool to help find the best solutions in Lansing, as well as a great opportunity to meet new faces.”Those who are unable to attend Rep. McCready’s office hours are encouraged to contact his office by calling toll-free at (855) 373-8670 or by email at MikeMcCready@house.mi.gov, or by visiting his website at www.RepMikeMcCready.com.###last_img read more

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Governor signs Chatfield bill ensuring smooth election in Sault Ste Marie

first_img Representative praises quick action by Legislature, governorState Rep. Lee Chatfield, right, speaks on behalf of his legislation to ensure mayoral and city council candidates in Sault Ste. Marie who filed petitions with the necessary signatures will be placed on the ballot for the November election. Rep. Bronna Kahle, of Clinton, joins him before the House Elections and Ethics Committee on Sept. 6.State Rep. Lee Chatfield today praised Gov. Rick Snyder for signing legislation that provides a one-time solution for communities dealing with a mix-up over the filing deadline for candidates seeking local office.Chatfield, of Levering, introduced the bill following a mistake in Sault Ste. Marie that could have left a number of candidates intending to run for city office off the November ballot, despite them meeting the deadline provided by city elections officials.“I’m grateful to the governor and my colleagues in the Legislature for acting promptly to move this measure forward,” Chatfield said. “We were able to come up with a fair solution that preserves the integrity of local elections while also ensuring the cities are held accountable so the same mistakes are not made again.”A state law passed in 2014 requires nominating petitions for candidates seeking office be filed at least 15 weeks before the August primary. However, Sault Ste. Marie’s city charter still identifies the filing deadline as 12 weeks before the primary, creating the confusion. The cities of Tecumseh, Bessemer and Lake Angelus made similar errors.Chatfield’s legislation ensures mayoral and city council candidates in all four cities who filed petitions with the necessary signatures will be placed on the ballot for the November election.The new law also requires the cities to abide by the following accountability provisions:The city clerk must attend annual training seminars.The city clerk must submit nominating petitions, calendars and correspondence regarding elections to the Secretary of State (SOS) for approval.The SOS will conduct post-election audits after the November 2017, 2018 and 2019 elections.The SOS will conduct an administrative audit and report findings by Feb. 28, 2018.There will be pre-election precinct election inspections and training.In addition, an amendment made during the legislative process would impose a $2,500 civil fine on the four affected communities, which would be used to offset costs associated with the additional tasks required of the Secretary of State’s Office.The governor signed House Bill 4892 today, following unanimous approval in the Senate on Wednesday. It is now Public Act 118 of 2017.### Categories: News 18Sep Governor signs Chatfield bill ensuring smooth election in Sault Ste. Marielast_img read more

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Rep Whiteford part of coalition aiming to lower Michigan auto insurance rates

first_img27Sep Rep. Whiteford part of coalition aiming to lower Michigan auto insurance rates State Rep. Mary Whiteford announced Tuesday she is part of a bipartisan coalition to reform Michigan’s broken auto no-fault insurance system and dramatically cut costs for drivers.Whiteford supports House Bill 5013, which will lower the cost of auto insurance in Michigan – which now has the highest rates in the nation – by offering motorists more coverage options, fighting fraud and reining in medical costs.“As I travel through Allegan County, the most common complaint I hear is the high cost of automobile insurance. My neighbors have been begging me to do something. We now have a plan that will give real financial relief,” said Whiteford, of Casco Township, after helping to unveil the plan at the state Capitol.Michigan’s average full coverage auto insurance premium cost – nearly $2,400 per year – is more than $1,000 above the national average and twice as high as those in neighboring states.The new bipartisan plan gives motorists the option to continue to buy unlimited personal injury protection (PIP) coverage, or buy more affordable alternative coverage plans.The legislation:Gives individuals the choice on the extent of PIP coverage as part of their auto insurance. Choice levels include $250,000, $500,000 or unlimited;Allows seniors age 62 or older with lifetime health care benefits the option to opt out of PIP coverage to avoid the current double taxation, thus saving them up to $1,000 per year;Establishes fee schedules and attendant care limits to lower medical costs related to auto injuries;Helps the state ensure insurance companies are complying with state law, and creates a fraud authority to address fraudulent claims;Provides a state review of the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) to make sure motorists are not overpaying for insurance;Addresses attorney fee costs and unfounded lawsuits while eliminating attorney conflict of interests with medical providers.Continues and guarantees benefits for Michiganders already receiving lifetime benefits due to catastrophic traffic accidents.“When we purchase health insurance, we choose the level of coverage that we want. We in Michigan have had no choice when purchasing automobile insurance. No other state has this mandate,” said Whiteford. “I am proud to take this battle to Lansing for my neighbors.” Categories: Whiteford Newslast_img read more

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Hughes bill allows motorists to lawfully use bike racks trailer hitches

first_img25Jan Hughes bill allows motorists to lawfully use bike racks, trailer hitches A bill sponsored by state Rep. Holly Hughes, of Montague, which was introduced and inspired after hearing of countless motorists receiving tickets, some for as much as $250, for simply taking their bikes on vacation, was approved today by the Michigan House.Under current law, license plates must be free from foreign materials that obscure or partially obscure the license plate.  In 2016, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that trailer hitches and other rear mounted devices meet the definition of foreign material.  As a result, many drivers have been pulled over, and some issued citations, because they were using rear mounted bikes racks or had other devices attached to the back of their vehicles.House Bill 5100 stipulates that the attachment to the rear of a vehicle of a tow ball, bicycle rack, removable hitch or any other device designed to carry an object on the back of the vehicle, including the object being carried, would not violate the law.“Our state provides an abundance of recreational opportunities for our citizens and those that come from other states including camping, cycling and boating,” said Hughes. “We must make it clear that towing boats, bikes and campers, as well as work trailers and other devices is a lawful activity that is encouraged, and not discouraged, and that is what my bill does.”House Bill 5100 now moves to the Senate for consideration. Categories: Hughes Newslast_img read more

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Data Agile Management and Community Health Centers

first_imgShareTweetShareEmail0 Shares  January 13, 2015; Medical XpressA new study published in the January/February issue of the Annals of Family Medicine suggests that the number of uninsured patient visits to community health centers over the first half of 2014 fell by 40 percent for CHCs located in states where Medicaid has been expanded. Medicaid-covered visits, on the other hand, rose by 36 percent. Health centers in states that did not expand Medicaid experienced no change in the rate of Medicaid-covered visits and a decline of only 16 percent in the rate of uninsured visits.These differences will become very important as the 1,300 community health centers that operate 9,200 clinics throughout the United States look at their sustainability for the future.Peter Shin, an author of the study and an associate professor of health policy and management at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health in Washington, D.C., said it was to be expected that the initial decrease in uninsured visits is larger in Medicaid expansion states, since patients in those states have the option to access Medicaid. “However, in the non-expansion states, the uninsured don’t have the Medicaid option,” he observed.The study looked at 156 health centers in nine states—five that expanded Medicaid and four that did not—and the researchers say that though the sample was limited, the findings are relatively consistent with other studies. The study also showed that patient visits to expansion-state clinics rose five percent in the post-expansion period. Visits to non-expansion-state clinics did not increase.{loadmodule mod_banners,Ads for Advertisers 5} Dan Hawkins, senior vice president for policy and research at the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) in Washington, D.C., says that it is still “too early to make any judgments” about a decline in uninsured patient rates, citing the experience of Massachusetts health centers in the implementation of that state’s health reform. In that case, although the number of uninsured patients declined, according to Hawkins, “the raw number of people being served by health centers in Massachusetts today is greater than it was before because they [health centers] become magnets.”Understanding these dynamics is immediately extremely important, since the CHCs may be facing a funding cliff this fall when $3.6 billion in Affordable Care Act funding is set to expire unless renewed by Congress.Dr. Jennifer DeVoe of the Oregon Community Health Information Network says, “If you look at health insurance claims, uninsured visits and uninsured patients are completely invisible. They don’t show up anywhere.” The study, she said, “allows them to become visible and gives us a more complete picture of the entire patient population, both during periods of uninsurance and periods of insurance.”—Ruth McCambridge ShareTweetShareEmail0 Shareslast_img read more

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Arizona Cardinals release cornerback David Amerson

first_img 0 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Related LinksCardinals’ Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray shaking off first-year feelingCardinals keeping offense under wraps, but hope it to be ‘explosive’Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson to Antonio Brown: ‘Hit my line’Cornerback is an area of emphasis for the Cardinals to sort out this offseason and training camp, particularly as Patrick Peterson will be suspended for the first six games of 2019.Amerson’s release comes as the team wrapped up its mandatory mini-camp on Thursday, with practice being cancelled on its final day. – / 15 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arizona Cardinals’ David Amerson (38) intercepts the ball in front of Seattle Seahawks’ David Moore during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The Arizona Cardinals announced Thursday they had released cornerback David Amerson.The 27-year-old signed with the Cardinals on Nov. 14 last year and appeared in six games, nabbing an interception for 25 yards to go with two passes defensed and 21 tackles.Before that, Amerson played for the Redskins and Raiders.In 33 games (23 starts) with Washington, Amerson made two interceptions with 18 passes defensed, a forced fumble and 111 tackles. But Amerson was even more productive with the Raiders. In 35 games (33 starts) with Oakland, Amerson had six interceptions, 45 passes defensed and 141 tackles. Top Stories last_img read more

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Quentin Harris discusses his others rise through Cardinals front office

first_imgNew Cardinals director of player personnel Quentin Harris had his football career start in the basement.Harris was undrafted out of Syracuse in the 2002 NFL Draft and landed in Cardinals camp not long after.It’s something that Harris has kept with him his entire career.“I’m still bitter to this day,” he told 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Doug & Wolf. “When that draft comes around, there’s a little bit of anger in me because I wasn’t drafted, and that drove me.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo But as Harris rises the Cardinals ranks, he realizes it may be his time to let others to do that now.“I’m a big ‘in the trenches’ guy, getting my hands dirty,” he said. “Now with the expanded role, having to oversee two departments that makes it a little tougher to be in the trenches full-time. So it’s more of an overseeing role. Watching the top guys, that type of thing.“I’m learning that I have to let go. That was something that was a little difficult, where, you’re used to just doing a lot of different things and now, guess what, Adrian Wilson step up, Chris Culmer (director of college scouting) step up. I’m learning to step back, let those guys who are very good at what they do, do their job just like Steve [Keim] did with me.”Related LinksCardinals’ Chandler Jones sees benefit, opportunity in mini-campTerrell Suggs adds experience but still can learn from CardinalsBut Harris still loves the things those under him are doing.“Watching tape and finding players” is what he called his favorite part of the job.“No different than a fan,” he said. “Fans would pay for this job, to watch football, and that’s what we do. Getting to know the player, yes that’s part of the process. But getting to watch tape; it’s finding that diamond in the rough. Finding the guy around now. Finding the undrafted free agent that makes the team and makes you proud.” 0 Comments   Share   Safety Quentin Harris #29 of the Arizona Cardinals yells during the game against the St. Louis Rams on November 20, 2005 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri. The Arizona Cardinals defeated the St. Louis Rams 38-28. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires He cited recent Cardinals sixth-round draft pick Lamont Gaillard as a recent example.“He was the guy, I put the tape on, I watched the LSU game, the Auburn game [and] the Alabama game and I’m like, ‘Wow, this guy is not giving up plays’ so he’d be the last guy I stood on the table for.”The passion Harris has is what he hopes players strive for.“You have to find that internal motivation because the external stuff, the money, the fame, all that stuff only takes you so far,” he said. Harris played four seasons with the Cardinals from 2002-05, appearing in all 16 games for three of those years.After a brief stint with the Broncos, Harris then moved into an off-the-field role with the Cardinals as a scout. He’s only worked his way up from there.“Just a slow grind,” he said. “Hard work pays off.”“If you ask me to hold the bag out on the field, I’m going to hold it.  That’s just my personality.”Harris points to that attitude as to how he and others have made their face known and made their way the Cardinals ranks.Holding the bag out on the field is something Harris witnessed former Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson, now under Harris as the director of pro scouting, do the other day at practice.“That’s why Adrian [Wilson] rose the way he did and how quickly he did because he could have came in the building, you know he’s Ring of Honor, and he came in with humility and just worked,” he said.That’s a way of doing things he credits team owner Michael Bidwill with establishing.“Michael [Bidwill] says this all the time: ‘This is our franchise. We’re a family. If there’s trash on the ground, pick it up,’” he said.  “Little things like that that Michael [Bidwill] talks about and you saw it with Adrian.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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NFLcom Cardinals Christian Kirk picked as 1sttime Pro Bowler in 2019

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling His knowledge of the offense’s playbook this early, and his quickness down the field, should bode well for the wideout as the season creeps closer. “I’m betting on Kingsbury and Murray churning out a fleet of big-yardage targets led by the frisky Kirk.”The offense that is expected from Kingsbury is an air-raid type college playbook. Something that Kirk should be familiar with from his time at Texas A&M.Related LinksCardinals’ Robert Nkemdiche arrested for traffic-related infractionsNFL.com: Cardinals’ David Johnson near bottom of starting running backsRookie tight end Caleb Wilson ‘locking in’ on improving craft with CardinalsStarks: Signature win key in defining Kyler Murray’s success in 2019Sessler also mentions that Kirk can be a deep threat and that this offense has the potential to showcase that well.His speed is a major part of what makes him a threat down the field.Kirk has shown flashes that he can be the guy when called upon.In Week 8 Kirk had the game-winning touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers with less than a minute to go in the game helping seal one of just three wins the team saw in 2018.Kirk in his rookie season had 3 touchdowns and 590 receiving yards before going down with a broken foot in Week 13.“Creating separation, you have to know that the guy in front of you is not going to cover me,” Kirk said on how he uses his speed.Kingsbury mentioned during minicamp that not only does Murray have a solid grasp on the offense, Kirk is right up there with him.“Christain Kirk has a good feel for it as well,” he said. “The terminology and concepts are really similar to what they’ve done before.” Top Stories Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk (13) runs for a touchdown after the catch against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) 3 Comments   Share   center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk is expected to be a major part of the team’s offense when the season begins.Last year, Kirk was one of the only bright spots on the Cardinals offense in what was the worst offense in the NFL.With new head coach Kliff Kingsbury and rookie quarterback Kyle Murray, the offense is anticipated to make a big turn around from last season.That’s part of the reason why NFL.com’s Marc Sessler predicts Kirk will be a first time Pro Bowler in 2019 for the Cardinals. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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Cardinals announce 2019 training camp open practice schedule

first_img – / 10 Top Stories Fans can attend the following practices for free — and with free parking.CARDINALS 2019 TRAINING CAMPRelated LinksCBS Sports analyst includes trio of Cardinals in 2019 top 100 playersNFL.com: Cardinals’ Christian Kirk picked as 1st-time Pro Bowler in 2019Thursday, July 25 (3:30-5:30 p.m.)Friday, July 26 (1-3 p.m.)Saturday, July 27 (3:30-5:30 p.m.)Sunday, July 28 (1-3 p.m.)Tuesday, July 30 (3:30-5:30 p.m.)Wednesday, July 31 (10:45 a.m.-1 p.m.)Thursday, Aug. 1 (10:45 a.m.-1 p.m.)Saturday, Aug. 3 (1:30-4 p.m.) — Red & White PracticeMonday, Aug. 5 (3:30-5:30 p.m.)Tuesday, Aug. 6 (1-3 p.m.)Thursday, Aug. 8 — preseason game vs. L.A. ChargersSaturday, Aug. 10 (1-3 p.m.)Sunday, Aug. 11 (3:30-5:30 p.m.)Monday, Aug. 12 (10:45 a.m.-1 p.m.)Thursday, Aug. 15 – preseason game vs. Oakland RaidersSaturday, Aug. 17 (1-3 p.m.) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arizona Cardinals fans can now plan their first glimpse of No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray and first-year coach Kliff Kingsbury’s offense.The team on Monday announced its open training camp practice dates heading into the 2019 season. Those practices begin on July 25 and include a Saturday, Aug. 3, Red & White Practice.Open sessions, all of which will be at State Farm Stadium, run through the second preseason game of 2019 with a final chance to catch a Cardinals workout on Saturday, Aug. 17.center_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals’ Kyler Murray works on his footwork as head coach Kliff Kingsbury looks on during an NFL football practice, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) 11 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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Rookie tight end Caleb Wilson locking in on improving craft with Cardinals

first_imgThe tight end joins the Cardinals after leading all FBS tight ends with 60 receptions and 965 yards. He also scored four touchdowns.Wilson’s totals are done with skill, but also from past experiences at another position as he originally went to Old Dominion to play quarterback.He quickly made the change to TE, transferring to USC before ending up at UCLA, but takes what he learned as a signal caller and uses it to his advantage.“I’m always thinking about what a quarterback wants to see, what looks open to a quarterback,” Wilson said. “I’m always trying to understand coverages and rotations so I can find the openings in the defense.“I definitely bring my former QB mindset to the field as a tight end because I feel it makes the game so much easier, knowing what a quarterback’s looking for and knowing what he wants.”With a rookie quarterback under center, a quarterback-turned-tight end could help alleviate some growing pains as Kyler Murray works to get into NFL form.A pass catcher with a thought process of a signal caller is never a bad thing. – / 15 Arizona Cardinals’ Caleb Wilson (84) works out during an NFL football organized team activity, Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Arizona Cardinals rookie tight end Caleb Wilson is best known for his pass-catching abilities.Mr. Irrelevant believes he can contribute in more ways than one, however.Talking with Doug & Wolf on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station on Tuesday, the tight end explained what he can bring to the table and how he’s improving in 2019.One of the biggest knocks on pass catchers is their ability to be a two-way player on offense. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Can you catch the football when your number’s called and make a block when it’s not?Related LinksStarks: Signature win key in defining Kyler Murray’s success in 2019Arizona Cardinals players, coaches on 98.7 FM for 2019 mini-campCardinals linebacker Jordan Hicks ready to be a leaderOpportunity awaits Arizona Cardinals’ rookie receiversKnowing he could be thrown into any given situation, the No. 254 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft is looking to gain the veterans’ trust in anyway he can.“I enjoy being in the trenches, I enjoy blocking and helping the run game,” Wilson said when asked about his blocking abilities. “I do know that pass catching is my strength, and the run game is something I’m continuing to work on, but I have no problem putting my head in there and making something happen in the run game.”After a poor season on the ground, the Cardinals are hoping for a resurgence in the run game.The Cardinals finished dead last in yards (1,342), yards per attempt (3.8) and yards per game (83.9) as injuries and poor play riddled the 2018-19 season.David Johnson, who had a 1,239 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2016, accumulated just 940 yards and seven touchdowns.Wilson figures to be behind Ricky Seals-Jones and Charles Clay on the depth chart, but could find added work in the run game if the team deems his blocking skills NFL ready.And while that final product remains to be seen, Wilson’s abilities in the passing game are well documented. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 2 Comments   Share   last_img read more

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Murray throws Soderstrom hits first pitch at Diamondbacks game

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Two of Arizona’s newest additions to the #AllAZ fam. Thanks for throwing out the first pitch tonight, @K1 and Victor Soderstrom. 😃 pic.twitter.com/1dm5ek8sgh— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) June 26, 2019He was joined by Arizona Coyotes first-round pick Victor Soderstrom, who instead used his stick to deliver the ball. Just a couple of dual sport athletes. 😉 #AllAZ pic.twitter.com/puaC2bqHUS— Arizona Coyotes (@ArizonaCoyotes) June 26, 2019Murray’s rookie teammates were all out to support Murray and attend the game.“My first time out here, being in Arizona now — obviously now I’m a fan of the Arizona Diamondbacks,” Murray told Fox Sports Arizona.The Cardinals’ No. 1 overall pick will begin training camp a month from his first pitch on July 25, running through all the way to August 17. Sandwiched between those dates are two preseason games and the annual Red & White Practice that takes place on August 3.As for Soderstrom, the Coyotes’ prospect development camp got underway right after the draft. The Coyotes traded up for Soderstrom, moving up from 14th to No. 11 to select the player general manager John Chayka had ranked third overall. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img (Luke Lapinski/Arizona Sports) Two different approaches for two different athletes.The Arizona Cardinals’ Kyler Murray threw out the first pitch at the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Tuesday night affair against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   last_img read more

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Starks Signature win key in defining Kyler Murrays success in 2019

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Listed by the Cardinals at 5-foot-10, 207 pounds, Murray is not the typical NFL QB you’ve seen on the field over the years.If he can stay healthy, however, that in itself could pay dividends for a rookie trying to find his footing in the NFL and a team looking to escape the basement of the NFL. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Wins are the ultimate litmus test in the NFL.But it isn’t just “wins,” it’s the way the game’s played. The fashion in which the job gets done.For rookies, especially quarterbacks, these first games can say a lot about a player and about a team.It’s no different for Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray, who comes to the team that won just three games, with two victories coming off the struggling San Francisco 49ers last season. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactcenter_img 1 Comments   Share   Starks went as far as even providing an example as to what that signature win would have looked like for Wilks and Co. last season.Remember Von Miller’s comments heading into Thursday Night Football against Arizona?After starting 2-4 on the season, the Broncos linebacker came out saying Denver was “going to kick their [expletive].”Instead of quieting the outside noise, the Cardinals played into it, suffering one of the worst losses of the year. The team fell 45-10 in their lone primetime appearance.Rosen committed three interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns, and accounted for just 194 yards and a score.“That would have been a perfect opportunity, Thursday Night Football, they didn’t get that, they didn’t get a signature division win.”Wins weren’t the only important part of Murray’s success in 2019, according to the duo.“Health for 16 games,” Starks said when discussing the rookie. “That will also correlate to those wins. Can he stay on the field and be healthy?”“Especially with his size,” Davis added. “I think people are questioning how big he is and can he withstand an NFL schedule for a season. That would be important as well.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires While 2018 was an obvious disappointment, ending with a massive turnover of personnel, how can Murray turn the page for the franchise?Related LinksHighs, lows of college play prepared Cardinals’ Kyler Murray for NFLCardinals’ Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray shaking off first-year feelingArizona Cardinals players, coaches on 98.7 FM for 2019 mini-campNFL Network’s Terrell Davis believes it’s about the “eyeball” test in year one, looking the part, staying consistent and stepping up in the moment.Max Starks, however, believes it takes something that wasn’t seen last season.Signature wins.“I think wins factor into this, but more specifically I need to see a signature win,” Starks said on NFL Total Access on Sunday. “That’s one of the things that was missing, and the reason why Steve Wilks is gone, why Josh Rosen is gone is because they didn’t have that signature victory.“For the Cardinals and Kyler Murray, I need to see the signature win, a come-from-behind victory against a good team.”Starks added to his early comments while on with Doug & Wolf on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station Tuesday morning.“We’ve been starved, we didn’t get that last year,” Starks explained. “We didn’t get the opportunity to see some type of progress for the Arizona Cardinals.“I need something that gives me ‘wow.’ … I don’t want to see highlights if it ends in a loss, just give me one [signature win].”last_img read more

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The soccer camp can have a great deal of benefits

first_imgThe soccer camp can have a great deal of benefits for children as well as fun for all.  Registration will soon start for the camp which will be held at Paul Cline Soccer Complex located in Beckley. Linkedin Tumblr Previous PostBeckley Woman Is In Jail After Stalking A Summer’s County Woman And Threatening To Kill Her And Family Two sessions will be taking place during the summer, the first one will take place: July 9th to July 13th and the second one is still to be announced. Twitter NewsWatch YMCA Summer Soccer Camp Opening Dates By Daniella HankeyMay 24, 2018, 10:11 am 414 0 Home NewsWatch YMCA Summer Soccer Camp Opening Dates Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Pinterest Next PostRepresenative Evan Jenkins Secures Funds For WV Roads, Airports and Amtrack Prices for the camp will range from $60.00 for members of the Y and $90.00 for non-members. Facebook Google+ YMCA Program Director Jason Logan says, sending your child to camp will only benefit their development, ” During the camp, there is more in-depth attention then they would in practice, we really just focus on the fundamentals and help advance the skills of the children,” said Logan. For more information on the program you can visit: https://www.ymcaswv.com/ Daniella Hankey Mail BECKLEY, WV (WOAY)- The YMCA of Southern West Virginia has announced opening dates for the 2018 Summer Soccer Camp.last_img read more

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