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10 months agoINSIDER: Klopp and Hummels reunited at Liverpool?

first_imgINSIDER: Klopp and Hummels reunited at Liverpool?by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Premier League striker Jan Aage Fjortoft can see Bayern Munich defender Mats Hummels moving to Liverpool.With Hummels relegated to the bench and Liverpool suffering a spate of defensive injuries, Fjortoft can see the move happening.Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is close to Hummels thanks to their success together with Borussia Dortmund.Fjortoft, now a popular pundit in Germany, stated:Will Liverpool take a centrehalf on loan now?Maybe Hummels. Not playing at Bayern. Klopp knows him of course— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) January 7, 2019 TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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5 days agoKlopp demanding Man Utd victory from ‘big b***s’ Liverpool

first_imgKlopp demanding Man Utd victory from ‘big b***s’ Liverpoolby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is demanding victory at Manchester United today.Klopp has challenged his stars to play with the “biggest b***s” to earn the German a first-ever win at Old Trafford as Kop boss.He said, “Winning there would be a big next step. It’s not a step we have to make otherwise we cannot develop, no. But, of course, for our own history with me it is obviously something we have not achieved yet.“This team wrote their own story and made their own history and this would be another step. But we cannot make it by simply talking about it.“We have to go there and play the best football we can play, with the biggest b***s, being ready for each challenge, fighting for every ball, all that stuff. That is what we have to do.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Students Encouraged to Participate in Sports

first_imgStudents attending summer school at the McLeod Basic School in Highlight View, Papine, are encouraged to get involved in sports in their schools and communities, and to make good use of the many benefits that can result from their participation.Director of Corporate Services, Jamaica Information Service (JIS), Errol Gardner, who addressed the students on Wednesday, July 17, on the topic: ‘Sports in Youth Development,’ said that in addition to the physical benefits to the body, sports can provide academic opportunities, self-esteem enhancement, and act as a deterrent to negative behaviour.He noted that through involvement in sports, many Jamaican students have gained scholarships to universities overseas.To earn scholarships, students must also be performing well academically.Mr. Gardener said that the Inter-Secondary Schools’ Sports Association (ISSA), the body which controls high school sports in Jamaica, is insisting that students maintain good grades. “So it is important that you study and you must do your homework,” he advised.Mr. Gardner told the group of students, who are involved in the ‘Teach the Youth’ outreach programme, organised by the University of Technology’s  (UTech) Students’ Union, that sports can also help to build pride, self-esteem, and confidence.He noted further that being in a team and interacting with a coach will allow them to express themselves. He said that involvement in sports also helps to build discipline, as “when you are a part of a team there are dos and don’ts; you must have good behaviour and show respect” and also listen to the coach.Stating that sports can serve as a deterrent to negative behaviour, Mr. Gardner shared his experience as a coach of an inner-city football team, where he has seen sports act as an integrating force among rival communities.  “Sports help to bring down tensions and can build up communities,” Mr. Gardner stated.During a lively question and answer segment, the students, whose ages range from four to 16, sought the advice of the football coach on how they should react to various incidents on the playing field.His advice to nine-year old Kyle Alreige of Mona Heights Primary, who asked about the appropriate response to a hard foul on a teammate, is that the aggrieved player and team members should not react with aggression. “That’s why there are referees. Don’t respond with aggression. Just leave that alone,” he instructed.To 12-year old Grove Primary student, Maharaj Harrison, who asked how a goalkeeper should react when verbally attacked by team-mates after conceding a goal, Mr. Gardner said in a case such as this the support of the team mates is crucial. “Everyone makes mistakes,” and it is “not always about winning”.Highlight View is among five communities benefitting from the Teach the Youth programme. The others are August Town, Kintyre, Tavern and Sandy Park.Centre Manager, Andrew Blake, told JIS News that the project is proceeding well and attendance has grown to over 80 students.“The feedback from the community is that the programme is very good and the parents say they want it to happen again,” he stated.The outreach programme, which runs from July 8 to 26, is being sponsored by the JIS, Junior Chamber International, Food for the Poor, Reggae Jammins, and Supreme Venture.last_img read more

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Afghanistan SA look for maiden victory

first_imgCardiff: South Africa were never seen as one of the favourites to reach the last four of the ongoing World Cup largely due to their inexperienced batting line-up. And their performance so far in the tournament has been disappointing to say the least. South Africa’s best result thus far has been a ‘no result’ owing to their washed out match against the West Indies on Monday, coming on the back of a hat-trick of comprehensive defeats. Afghanistan, who face South Africa on Saturday, too have suffered a similar fate in the tournament so far, as their batting collapses have given their star-studded bowling line-up little to defend. In the three matches they have played so far, Afghanistan have managed scores of 207, 152 and 172 — totals that have been deemed chaseable decades back in ODI cricket. Add to that the uncertainty over the fitness of their star spinner Rashid Khan and the allegations levelled against the selectors by dropped keeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad, Afghanistan indeed seem to be on a shaky ground. It means that if South Africa have any chance of getting out of the rut they currently find themselves in, it is in this match. While their batting remains an obvious weak link, South Africa’s troubles have been compounded by some loose fielding and a misfiring pace attack. While they managed to get the better of most of the mighty England batting line-up before Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes bailed the hosts out in the tournament opener, South Africa were completely outplayed in the games against Bangladesh and India. Tightening things up in the field against an already vulnerable Afghanistan batting line-up would go a long way in securing a first win in the tournament for the Proteas. Similarly, the fact that they are facing what has to be the weakest South African side to have played in a World Cup means that this is the best chance for Afghanistan to show that they belong at this level of the game. However, the weather forecast for Cardiff is not encouraging. It is expected to rain in the early parts of the day and showers could return in the afternoon. But Afghanistan are one of the few teams in the tournament which didn’t experience a washout thus far and the players would hope that their good luck continues on Saturday.last_img read more

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On International Day UN spotlights link between human rights and peace

21 September 2008Teaming up with a range of actors, from artists and students, to cell phone companies and chess enthusiasts, the United Nations is celebrating the International Day of Peace, which this year holds special meaning since 2008 also marks the 60th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. “We know that human rights are essential to peace,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message to mark the Day, which is observed every year on 21 September. “Yet too many people around the world still have their rights violated – especially during and after armed conflict. That is why we must ensure that the rights in the Declaration are a living reality – that they are known, understood and enjoyed by everyone, everywhere,” he stated.Mr. Ban kicked off this year’s celebration of the Day at the traditional peace bell ringing ceremony in New York on Friday, joined by four UN Messengers of Peace. During the event, the Secretary-General sent a text message for peace, as part of a UN campaign that urged cell phone users to compose peace messages to be published on a website and delivered to world leaders gathered for the General Assembly this week. Assembly President Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann, in his message, said it is fitting that the Day closely coincides with the opening of the body’s new session each September. “This is when representatives of the 192 Member States gather to renew their commitment to work together in the quest for world peace, the eradication of poverty and to pursue the progressive advancement of human rights,” he stated. “We must never delude ourselves, or let others pretend, that peace is merely the absence of war or some exalted state of impassivity,” he added. “ World peace will only be achieved through active resistance to all that negates and diminishes human dignity, and waging peace, is therefore, eminently political and oftentimes provocative.”Noting that this year also marks the 60th anniversary of UN peacekeepers, Mr. D’Escoto urged support for the Organization’s efforts to bring calm to conflict-ridden areas and for the over 100,000 soldiers, police and civilians deployed worldwide to keep the peace, prevent conflicts, and safeguard fragile peace processes. The UN’s peace operations around the globe are also commemorating the Day with various activities. For example, children in Naqoura were invited to paint their visions of peace on the walls of the headquarters of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). In Juba, the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) and its partners are celebrating the Day a photo exhibition entitled “Images of Peace,” focusing on similarities and differences in the cultures of Southern Sudan and aiming to foster better community dialogue and understanding.Meanwhile, communities across Afghanistan are marking the day with sports events, marches and gatherings, all part of what the UN mission there – known as UNAMA – has described as an “unprecedented” campaign in the run up to the Day. In addition to the many events, teams of health workers fanned out across the country in the most ambitious Peace Day polio vaccination effort to date, aiming to reach 1.8 million children.Other UN-organized activities taking place around the world include a peace walk in Accra, an observance in cooperation with Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, a peace bell ceremony in Mexico City, and a traditional UN Cup Chess Festival entitled “sports for peace” in the Armenian capital, Yerevan. In addition, 60 students from Belgrade, Ljubljana, Podgorica, Sarajevo, Skopje, and Zagreb are gathering together today in the Austrian capital for a forum entitled “Uniting for Peace,” organized by the UN Information Service (UNIS) and the City of Vienna. read more

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President backs Ravinatha in Geneva

President’s Spokesman Mohan Samaranayake said that it is the view of the President that both international and local entities are exploring all avenues of dragging Sri Lanka into disrepute in the run up to the Council sessions and thus place Sri Lanka at an awkward and embarrassing position bringing in unfounded allegations notwithstanding the enormous work accomplished in reconstruction, rehabilitation and reconciliation. President Mahinda Rajapaksa has backed Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ravinatha Aryasinha, and dismissed allegations raised against him.A statement by the President’s office said that the Presidential Secretariat is greatly disturbed by attempts to sully the reputation and cast aspersions on the professional conduct of Aryasinha who is taking part in the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva. The Presidential Secretariat says confidence has been placed in the professional capacity and capability of Aryasinha and his staff to handle the forthcoming events and activities of the UNHRC sessions in Geneva in March this year and ably assist  Mahinda Samarasinghe, Minister of Plantation Industries who has been tasked to lead the delegation to the Council sessions. “De-motivating and insulting our PR (Aryasinha) and his staff in Geneva is also one such malicious activity aimed towards dragging Sri Lanka into disrepute,” Samaranayake said. read more

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Security Council condemns increased violations of Somalia arms embargo

In a unanimously approved resolution, the Council also requested the Committee on Somalia, established in 1992, to consult with Mr. Annan on re-activating the Monitoring Group, recommend ways of improving compliance with the embargo and make financial arrangements to support the Group’s work.In its most recent report to the Council, the Group said there had been a sustained and dramatic increase in arms embargo violations over the past six months, showing the highly aggravated political tensions between the Transitional Federal Government and the opposition and severely elevating the threat of widespread violence in central and southern Somalia.The resolution mandates the Group to continue refining and updating information on the draft list of individuals and groups that violate the embargo in order to facilitate possible measures by the Council, and to collect information on how funds are raised in the local financial, maritime and other sectors for weapons purchases and how transportation is arranged through seaports, airports and other facilities.The Group was asked to provide to the Council, through the Committee, a mid-term briefing within 90 days of its establishment. read more

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Five takeaways Mike Weber is a workhorse Silver Bullets too aggressive and

OSU freshman running back Mike Weber (25) outruns two MSU players during their game on Nov. 19, 2016 at Spartan Stadium. The Buckeyes won 17-16. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorEAST LANSING, Michigan — A score of 17-16 pretty much sums up the No.2 Ohio State and Michigan State game on Saturday. It was chippy at times, and ugly at others, but the Buckeyes prevailed over a three-win Spartans team looking to salvage what it can from a disappointing season.OSU coach Urban Meyer and his players all agreed Mark Dantonio’s team is far better than the credit received from fans and analysts this year. To be fair, most of the team did say this during the entire week leading up to the game.It took some gutsy running by redshirt freshman Mike Weber and a few defensive stands by the secondary to find a way to win, but that’s the point of having quality players at every positions. The term dogfight was thrown around once again in postgame interviews, and most of the players were far from overjoyed with the team’s performance.Be that as it may, the Buckeyes are now 10-1, and are 7-1 in the Big Ten, with time to prepare for The Game against Michigan on Nov. 26. And as of right now, it looks like it’s going to be No. 2 versus No. 3. Here are five takeaways from OSU’s nail-biter in East Lansing.Barrett needs to run as much as possibleRedshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett has been a playmaker ever since he traveled all the way from Wichita Falls, Texas, to Columbus. One of the biggest threats he presents is the ability to tuck it and run when the defense has the pass covered, or whenever he feels like he has a crease.Even with that ability, Meyer said he needed to cut down on the amount of carries his quarterback has in a game to ensure he can keep Barrett healthy. A quick glance at the box score would make it seems as though the Buckeyes’ coach forgot his earlier statement.Barrett had 24 carries Saturday — two more runs than passes. In his second most carries in a game this season, Barrett had his second highest rushing yardage total, but failed to locate the end zone. When asked about how a scrappy game against a sneaky-good opponent leads to this kind of game for Barrett, Meyer shrugged his shoulder and nodded his head in agreement.“The way it goes,” he said.It’s doubtful Barrett gets over 20 carries next week against a hard-hitting Michigan defense.Buckeyes defense a little too aggressiveA defense that jumps the ball and can read plays to blow up runs in the backfield is valuable. A defense that over-pursues plays and gives up big plays is not. Even though OSU’s defense is about as good as it gets at the Division I level, the Buckeyes have a severe problem with over running plays.For example, redshirt junior linebacker Chris Worley said the team had some breakdowns and lack of edge containment. On one play in the second half, redshirt sophomore running back L.J. Scott broke free down the right side of the field. After breaking off the edge, there wasn’t a Buckeye within 10 yards of him. On the play, a motion by the wide receiver caused sophomore cornerback Denzel Ward to shift from the right side of the offensive line to the left. The Buckeyes defense, including redshirt junior defensive end Tyquan Lewis and sophomore linebacker Jerome Baker, pushed to the left side of the offense on the snap and were totally fooled by the end-around.Although the play didn’t hurt down the road, this kind of over-aggressiveness has caused some big plays against OSU, and Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh will be looking to capitalize next week. Weber picking up steam at the right timeAs a Detroit native, facing Michigan State in Spartan Stadium is pretty close to a homecoming for redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber. On Saturday, he was a big factor in OSU’s win with 111 yards and a game winning touchdown.With the final regular season showdown less than a week away, OSU will need the services of Weber if it hopes to knock off the Wolverines. His touchdown Saturday was his first away from Ohio Stadium this season, and ended up being the decisive score. Standing at just 5-foot-9, Weber has the stature of a power back with a low center of gravity, but flashed some speed on a 52-yard dash down the sideline that eventually set up his touchdown run.And with Michigan up next, Weber is all business.“Right now, we’re looking at it as a national championship,” he said. “That’s how we’re supposed to look at it. Go out all week, get a good game plan and work hard at it and try to execute the game plan. Now it’s really personal.”Who did OSU play again?Michigan State, at least according to the Buckeyes, is a quality opponent. OSU struggled with a team that has just three wins, and had to depend on late-game heroics from redshirt junior cornerback Gareon Conley to seal the deal with an interception.This game will easily be forgotten in the weeks to come, and the College Football Playoff committee will most likely follow suit. It was a tough game that OSU earned the W in. Games like these are never a large downfall of a team. The Buckeyes, along with Clemson (defeated Troy 30-24) and Michigan (loss to Iowa and won 20-10 over Indiana) have been in close games against mediocre teams.The important thing to remember is regardless of the outcome from this game, all eyes from the committee will be on Ohio Stadium next week. Whoever wins should find themselves in a playoff spot.Michigan and De’Veon Smith the ultimate testL.J. Scott had a monster day against the Buckeyes, compiling 236 yards total and crossing the goal line twice. Although he has the reputation of being a pretty good every-down back, there were some pretty uncharacteristic mistakes by the Buckeyes’ defense. So many in fact, that Urban Meyer doesn’t see a win for his team if they play in a similar fashion next week.“That’s very true,” Lewis said. “Come out next week kind of flat, you obviously won’t win the game. Give credit to Michigan State, they played a very good game, very physical thing. Just got to correct the little things — stopping the run.”Michigan senior running back De’Veon Smith is about as easy to stop as a runaway train. The mistakes made by the Silver Bullets against Michigan State cannot be made against a team as dangerous as Michigan. In the Wolverines’ lone loss this season, Iowa shut down Smith for just 28 yards on 12 carries. In Saturday’s win over Indiana, he had 158 yards and a pair of touchdowns. There seems to be a trend of good performances for Smith and a Michigan win.It’s Michigan week for OSU, and the assignment at hand for the Buckeyes could not be more difficult. Kickoff is set for noon. read more

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Des piscines changées en bouillon de culture par le manque dhygiène des

first_imgDes piscines changées en ‘bouillon de culture’ par le manque d’hygiène des baigneursSelon une enquête menée par le Parisien, l’hygiène des piscines françaises laisserait de plus en plus à désirer. Faute à des nageurs qui ne se lavent pas toujours avant d’aller piquer une tête. “Les Français vont à la piscine pour se laver et c’est une catastrophe !”, explique Bernard Boullé-Giammatteï, responsable du réseau piscines de la Ville de Paris. Alors que le mercure a bien monté, laissant place à des températures caniculaires, les piscines ont été prises d’assaut par les Français en quête de fraicheur. Seulement voilà, aussi bleue et claire qu’elle puisse paraitre, l’eau des 16.000 piscines françaises n’est pas si digne de confiance qu’on aimerait le croire.C’est ce que révèle une enquête publiée le lundi 5 août dans le journal Le Parisien qui a de quoi doucher les envies d’aller piquer une tête à la piscine. Doucher, oui car c’est bel et bien de là que vient le problème : beaucoup de baigneurs ne se lavent pas avant d’aller nager, constituant ainsi la “principale source de contamination et de risque microbiologique”, selon une note publiée par l’Agence nationale chargée de la sécurité sanitaire (Anses). En effet, “les déchets organiques des baigneurs forment un véritable bouillon de culture avec son lot de désagréments : otites, rhinites, conjonctivites, gastro-entérite”, écrit le Parisien. Même les crèmes, maquillages et la sueur représentent un risque car ceux-ci réagissent avec le chlore présent dans les piscines, formant une molécule volatile appelée trichloramine, qualifiée de toxique par l’Anses. Si elle peut paraitre rassurante, l’odeur des piscines qui est en fait celle de la trichloramine, serait donc loin de prouver que la piscine est propre. Se savonner avant d’aller plonger Pourtant, il ne serait pas si difficile de remonter l’hygiène des piscines françaises : il suffirait que tous les baigneurs prennent l’habitude de se passer au savon avant d’aller nager. Un geste simple qui peine cependant à s’instaurer alors que très peu d’établissements imposent une douche savonnée avant la baignade, en particulier à Paris. Certains ont affiché des panneaux l’indiquant mais personne n’étant là pour vérifier, beaucoup de baigneurs se contentent de passer rapidement sous la douche. “Pour changer les usages, nous allons lancer une vaste campagne de sensibilisation, mais pas de répression, précise au Parisien Eddie Schwatchgten, chef adjoint du réseau piscines de Paris. Il faut d’abord éduquer les scolaires, puis les clubs. La grosse difficulté sera de sensibiliser le public. Nous réfléchissons notamment à des équipes spécialisées qui distribueraient des flyers éducatifs près des caisses”. Cette sensibilisation pourrait peut-être suffire à faire disparaitre cette vilaine habitude chez les baigneurs.Néanmoins, certains nageurs conseillent également de faire quelques adaptations dans les piscines pour y inciter. Selon eux, généraliser les distributeurs de savon à proximité des douches serait par exemple une bonne idée, tout comme installer des crochets pour poser ses affaires. Mais les douches elles-mêmes pourraient être un frein pour ce changement d’habitude. Aujourd’hui, elles deviennent de moins en moins nombreuses et sont souvent collectives et donc mixtes. Toutefois, elles n’empêchent pas non plus totalement de se passer un petit coup de savon. Des conseils pour une baignade propre Pour que la piscine reste un plaisir, sans être “un bouillon de culture”, il est donc vivement recommandé de respecter les conseils prodigués dans les établissements. Tout d’abord, portez des maillots de bains (pour les hommes, slip ou boxer mais pas de short ou de caleçon) et utilisez des accessoires (palmes, lunettes) uniquement destinés à un usage en piscine, sans oublier l’incontournable bonnet de bain qui doit bien tenir à la tête.À lire aussiPourquoi ne faut-il pas se laver tous les jours ? Une fois changé, retirez vos chaussures pour ne pas amener des microbes venant de l’extérieur près des douches ou autour des bassins. Avant d’aller à l’eau, allez aux toilettes si nécessaire puis passez sous la douche en vous savonnant. Ne vous enduisez pas de crème ou d’autres produits et ne faites pas l’impasse sur le pédiluve d’eau désinfectante placé à l’entrée. Quelques pas dans ce bassin et toutes ces étapes correctement remplies, il ne vous reste plus qu’à aller piquer une tête, en espérant que vos voisins de baignade en aient fait autant… Le 6 août 2013 à 19:51 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Marotta provides update on Perisics future

first_imgInter Milan director Guiseppe Marotta has confirmed that Arsenal transfer target Ivan Perisic has asked to leave the club.The former Juventus transfer chief confirmed that Perisic had submitted the transfer request as Inter lost 1-0 to Torino in Serie A on Sunday.In the summer of 2017, the 29-year-old was linked with a move to the Premier League, with Manchester United former manager Jose Mourinho keen on his services.Perisic was also an important figure as Croatia finished as runners up at the 2018 World Cup in Russia after their loss to France in the final.The Croatian is regarded as one of the most dangerous wingers across the top five leagues in Europe on his day and is capable of delivering a cross or cutting inside to attack an opponent’s goal directly.Prior to moving to the San Siro he played for Borussia Dortmund and VFL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga.Bayern Munich pulverise lowly Mainz in stunning 6-1 win Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Bayern Munich mercifully thrashed Mainz 6-1 on Saturday with new boys Benjamin Pavard and Ivan Perisic opening their accounts for the Bundesliga champions.“Perisic has asked to leave,” Marotta said, according to football.London. “But there is no offer for him.”“We will see in the coming days. We will listen to the request of Perisic, he has put in a transfer request.”“We must try to satisfy him but also respect the value of him.”last_img read more

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ASA Forms Working Group to Develop Recommendations on Futures Market Performance Meets

first_imgAmid concerns that futures markets are becoming less effective in allowing farmers to manage risk, the American Soybean Association (ASA) has formed a Market Performance Working Group (MPWG) to examine the issues affecting markets and to make recommendations to the ASA Board of Directors on what might be done to improve the situation.The Working Group consists of ASA Board members Scott Fritz from Winamac, Ind., Ray Gaesser from Corning, Iowa, Ron Kindred from Atlanta, Ill., and Steve Wellman from Syracuse, Neb., and Tennessee Soybean Association State Executive Parks Wells. The Working Group will be analyzing factors affecting markets, interacting with other groups to try to develop solutions, and developing recommendations and positions for ASA’s consideration.While farmers certainly have welcomed higher prices for their crops, soybean and other farmers have increasingly become concerned about the growing lack of convergence between futures and cash prices, whether fund participation in markets and related volatility has resulted in a larger than normal basis, and the fact that many elevators have stopped offering bids for grain beyond 60 days.Kicking off the efforts of the new Working Group, Fritz met today in Chicago with representatives from the Chicago Board of Trade, Minneapolis Grain Exchange, Kansas City Board of Trade, CME Group, and the Commodity Markets Council (CMC). The meeting was organized by the CMC and the exchanges to gather input from market participants on how to improve futures market performance.Topics discussed included changes to delivery procedures, expansion of delivery territory, capping index fund hedge exemptions, and other possible actions or mechanisms to improve market performance.In his presentation Fritz noted, “Farmers are losing their ability to pass off risk due to lack of convergence between futures and cash prices, the lack of effective delivery mechanisms, and the halting of deferred bids by many elevators. For farmers and other traditional hedgers, we need to improve futures market performance so that they once again can be used as effective hedging tools.”The MPWG also has meetings scheduled on April 8, with the American Farm Bureau Federation in Saint Louis, and on April 22, with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission in Washington, D.C.last_img read more

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Carter brings different outlook to Pentagon post

first_imgWASHINGTON — The experiences that Ashton Carter would bring to the job of defense secretary are vastly different from Chuck Hagel’s in several important ways, starting with the fact that Carter is an academic and a policy wonk.How Carter would pursue President Barack Obama’s defense agenda — or use his influence to bend it in new directions — is less obvious.Obama was to announce Friday that he will nominate Carter as Hagel’s successor. Hagel was not expected to be on hand for the announcement, a Defense Department official said. Hagel viewed the day as belonging to Carter and did not want to detract from the focus, said the official, who was not authorized to speak publicly prior to the announcement and spoke on condition of anonymity.Carter would, if confirmed by the Senate, be the fourth Pentagon chief of Obama’s presidency, following Robert Gates, Leon Panetta and Hagel.Carter has left an extensive paper trail from his many years in Washington, including three stints at the Pentagon, a trail that suggests a sometimes hard-nosed view of policy puzzles like North Korea and Russia.In 1999 Carter and former Defense Secretary William Perry co-wrote a book, “Preventive Defense,” spelling out dangers that, if mismanaged, could grow into “true A-list-scale threats” to the U.S.First on their list: the risk that “Russia might descend into chaos, isolation and aggression.” They called this the risk of a “Weimar Russia,” harking back to the failures of the international system in dealing with xenophobic Germany after World War I. They wrote of their fear that Russia “could fall prey to its worst tendencies.”last_img read more

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The Student Who Taught Me Not to Take It Personally

first_imgLaura Isensee/Houston Public MediaLotus Hoey teaches English as a second language at Pershing Middle School in Southwest Houston. She said she learned from her student Emiliano Campos not to take all of her students’ attitudes and behavior personally. This year, Emiliano has returned to her classroom as a teacher’s assistant.When Lotus Hoey started teaching English as a second language a few years ago, she felt right at home. Her own parents immigrated from China, so she had to learn English at school, too.“Initially, when I first started school, I did not speak any English at all. I only spoke Cantonese Chinese and as I was growing up, it was difficult for me to continually translate for my parents who spoke no English,” Hoey said.When her students come to Pershing Middle School from places like Central America, the Philippines and Sudan, Hoey can relate to them pretty easily — but not last fall. About a month after school started, a new student showed up, Emiliano Campos.At 15 years old, he was older than the other seventh graders. And Emiliano was still struggling with the language. “I didn’t like English because it was difficult to read and talk,” he said.Hoey remembers how she felt that if she even looked at Emiliano the wrong way, he would shut down or stomp out of the classroom. She said that disruption made it harder to teach other kids and she took it personally. Listen to what happened for her to connect with Emiliano: Share X This piece was produced in partnership with the Teacher Project at Columbia Journalism School.center_img 00:00 /05:38 Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

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Netflix Crossovers Wed Like to See After The Defenders

first_img What to Stream on Netflix This Weekend11 Other Old-School Nick Shows That Should Get Netflix Movies Stay on target In 2012, after a series of solo films, we finally saw our favorite Marvel Studios superheroes (and Thor) unite in The Avengers. Audiences loved seeing the characters interact, corporate #brand masters loved raking in the $1.5 billion box office, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe truly began in earnest.This week, after a series of solo Netflix shows, we’ll finally see our favorite street-level New York Marvel superheroes (and Iron Fist) unite in The Defenders. While Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Jessica Jones all technically take place in the world of the Avengers, Marvel TV has been building its own little universe on Netflix, and this miniseries is where things (hopefully) all come together with Avengers-level aplomb.In the wake of the MCU’s success, plenty of other studios have tried to forge their own cinematic universes. Most have been bad. Is anyone a fan of The Mummy’s Dark Universe? But recently the DC Extended Universe experiment finally put out a movie better than most Marvel movies: Wonder Woman. So clearly the trend will continue, and if The Defenders is a hit, soon cinematic universes will be the hottest thing on streaming TV services, too.So let’s try to envision what these streaming universes might look like. After The Defenders, here are some other Netflix team-ups and crossovers we’d like to see.Crisis on Infinite Will ArnettsYou ever notice how many Netflix comedies star Will Arnett? There’s Arrested Development and Flaked and Bojack Horseman. We’re not complaining. He makes for a great blowhard/Batman. But it’s a weird trend. Might as well lean into it and unite all of these shows with Arnett as their bumbling nexus. Maybe all the characters team up to see who can be the best-failed performer with a tough guy voice. Or maybe it’s part of the Sense8 universe, and they’re all connected spirits, even the cartoon horse one. I’d also want to throw Maria Bamford’s Lady Dynamite in this universe, too, if only because of the Mitch Hurwitz/Arrested Development connection.The Glowing Kimmy Schmidt is the New BlackNetflix is responsible for some of the best women-centric TV shows these days, and those shows would probably get along fairly well. The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is all about tackling new and potentially traumatic life experiences with a chipper attitude. Why not send her to the diverse women’s prison from Orange is the New Black? It’s not like she’d be more insufferable than Piper at this point. They’ve already teased this crossover with a joke. Let’s try it for real. Or maybe have Kimmy travel back in time and join the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling or GLOW? It’s not like she’d be more insufferable than Marc Maron is all the time. And if all else fails, she’d probably make a pretty good Gilmore Girl.Fuller House of CardsOf all the pandering stabs at 1990s nostalgia, the Full House revival Fuller House might be one of the most shameless. You know what else was a huge part of the 1990s? Presidential power couple Bill and Hillary Clinton. The stars of Netflix’s crown jewel political melodrama House of Cards are basically sinister Clintons, so maybe they could cross paths with D.J. Tanner and the gang? Oh Mylanta, maybe Frank pushes Uncle Joey in front of a train? What if Claire launches a scheme that finally gets the Olsen Twins to show up? I just want Bob Saget to finally show off that filthy mouth of his in the Full House continuity.Get Down, White PeopleWith The Get Down and Dear White People, Netflix has two whole shows lovingly detailing two separate but very powerful Black experiences, the birth of hip hop in 1970s Bronx and modern young Black life in predominantly white Ivy League colleges. It’s a start. There’s a lot of history in the middle there with exploring, though. These days some of the biggest racial controversies on college campuses involve white students seizing ownership of music and culture from Black artists society once hated, and (in)arguably still does. There’s an enlightening, time-hopping, historical crossover story in there somewhere. Baz Luhrmann would love it.W/Bob and David and Grace and FrankieI just love this potential name, but W/Bob and David is a spiritual successor to hit cult sketch show Mr. Show starring David Cross and Saul Goodman himself Bob Odenkirk. It’s Tim and Eric before Tim and Eric. I just think it’d be a lot of fun to throw Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, the stars of Netflix’s old people dramedy Grace & Frankie and funny people in their own right, in there and see what would happen.Dark (Streaming) UniverseNetflix has a fair amount of spooky shows, ranging from Addams Family-esque kid-friendly frights to straight up intense horror. There’s Stranger Things, Hemlock Grove, The OA, Castlevania, Black Mirror, and A Series of Unfortunate Events. Let’s throw them all together into one creepy pile for some Halloween fun. Have the Stranger Things kids meet the Baudelaire orphans and try to figure out what an OA is before seeing a werewolf eat its own eyeballs. And then a Belmont shows up. Again, it couldn’t be any less coherent than Universal’s Dark Universe. It doesn’t have Tom Cruise screaming about nothing.Mystery Science Theater 4KWhen all of these crossovers inevitably turn out to be disasters, the best way to maintain audience good will is to take the loss with some good old-fashioned self-deprecating humor. And there’d be no better way to own yourself than with some meta new episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Netflix about Netflix. Those robots would absolutely tear apart an idea as stupid as “Crisis on Infinite Will Arnetts.” And the 4K joke works as both a successor to 3000 and a jab at Netflix’s much-vaunted 4K streaming resolution.Phase TwoWe’ve got some other Netflix crossover ideas that still need a little work. Ozark and Narcos and Bloodline all involve drug lords. Easy and Master of None and Love and Friends From College all have adrift aging Millennials/young Gen X leads. Something combining that American Death Note movie and 13 Reasons Why high school suicide would probably upset some people. Wet Hot American Summer is already an entire universe unto itself. And maybe we could have Drew Barrymore’s cannibal zombie mom from the Santa Clarita Diet eat Marco Polo or whoever.But if Netflix really wants to follow the Marvel playbook with its streaming universe, it has to save something for Phase Two. And of course, the Thanos-level enemy we’re all working to defeat is Adam Sandler. Maybe that’s what Shonda Rhimes got recruited for.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Smartphone Review

first_img 6.33 ounces, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, EDGE network, GPS receiver (888) 256-2098, www.nokiausa.com N/A FEATURES BlackBerry LG V MANUFACTURER/ MODEL Register Now » (800) 881-7256, www.palm.com Rim BlackBerry 7130e CONTACT (800) HP-INVENT, www.hp.com Motorola SLVR L7 Windows Mobile 5.0 (800) BUY-MOTO, www.motorola.com Palm N/A July 1, 2006 3.5 ounces, Bluetooth, iTunes software, ultrathin design Not available at press time 5.1 ounces, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, qwerty keyboard Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. STREET PRICEcenter_img Hewlett-Packard iPAQ hw6940 Mobile Messenger (800) 793-8896, www.lgusa.com $199 with contract $299 with contract Sometimes a regular cell phone just isn’t good enough. Many highly mobile entrepreneurs have sworn off carrying laptops or loading up their pockets with PDAs, phones and other mobile devices. They’re putting their business into smartphones–not just any smartphones, but ones that can take advantage of the new high-speed networks rolling out across the nation. These versatile tools can take you from surfing the web over Wi-Fi to checking your e-mail on the go to viewing streaming video in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.If you like your current service provider, you’ll want to find a phone that’s good to go with your network. If you have Verizon and are within the service area of its high-speed EV-DO network, look into a phone like the V by LG. It comes equipped with a built-in qwerty keyboard to make e-mailing easier and an MP3 player to keep you entertained. You can also hook into Verizon’s VCast streaming video service to keep up on the latest news and weather everywhere you go.If you’re looking for a full-fledged PDA solution as well as cellular service, try out either a Palm OS or Windows Mobile smartphone. The Hewlett-Packard iPAQ hw6940 Mobile Messenger runs Windows Mobile and is handily equipped with both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It’s a good bet if you’re looking for maximum computing muscle in a smartphone. Palm users can check into a device like the popular Palm Treo 650, which also gives you flexibility in choosing your service provider–the Treo 650 works with Cingular, Sprint or Verizon.The Nokia E61 targets business users who can’t live without mobile e-mail. The Wi-Fi- and Bluetooth- enabled phone comes with a small qwerty keyboard and supports a variety of e-mail solutions, including BlackBerry Connect, Good Technology’s GoodLink, Nokia Business Center and Visto Mobile.When it comes to mobile e-mail, RIM has certainly been at it for a long time. Its BlackBerry 7130e works with EV-DO networks and has an unusual combined number keypad/qwerty keyboard design. You’ll have to try it out to see if you like it. BlackBerry users who want to move up to EV-DO speeds can look at upgrading to the 7130e.On the other end of the spectrum, you’ll find the Motorola SLVR L7. It’s not necessarily designed to handle heavy-duty business applications, but it does come with Bluetooth, iTunes, and a slim, hip 3.5-ounce design.The above manufacturers aren’t the only ones with smartphone offerings. Also be sure to check into Audiovox, Samsungand Sony Ericsson. Look for some smartphone advances to reach the market over the next couple of years. Samsung, for example, has already introduced a Windows Mobile smartphone with an 8GB hard drive and a 2 megapixel camera to the European market. That should give you something to think about for your next phone upgrade a year or two down the road.Remember, street prices can vary with the type of service contract you sign, what rebates are available at the time and whether you’re due for a special upgrade offer. Let your business needs dictate which smartphone you choose. Does it need to work with a certain type of e-mail service? Do you need Wi-Fi or Bluetooth capabilities? Do you want a familiar Windows computing environment? Do you need a qwerty keyboard for thumb typing? Answering these questions will help you narrow down the many options. Choose wisely, and you may even be able to leave your laptop back at the office without sacrificing productivity on the go. $200 4 min read OS www.blackberry.com 5.19 ounces, Bluetooth, qwerty keyboard, EV-DO network, MP3 player 6.3 ounces, Bluetooth, qwerty keyboard 4.7 ounces, EV-DO, SureType keyboard $299 Shopping List Say hello to one of these multifunctional, compact smartphones–and kiss your bulky laptop goodbye. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Palm Treo 650 Nokia E61 This story appears in the July 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Symbian Not available at press timelast_img read more

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Editors Choice Asus ZenBook 13 Now Just 706

first_imgOne of Asus’ most striking laptops is on sale again. Amazon has the Asus ZenBook 13-inch Laptop (UX331UA) for $705.99. The laptop traditionally sells for $800, so you’re saving $94.Although it was $6 cheaper on Black Friday, this Editors’ Choice machine is still an absolute steal at this price, which is its second-lowest of the year. Buy Asus ZenBook 13 on Amazon.com MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/asus-zenbook-13-inch-laptop-now-94?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 The ZenBook 13 is compact and ultra-thin, which makes it easy to take on the road. It features a 1.6GHz Core i5-8250U quad-core processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. This translates into solid performance for your productivity or entertainment needs.The Editor’s Choice Asus ZenBook 13 is also a great MacBook alternative thanks to its svelte body. Amazon’s deal is only for a limited time, so act fast if you want a powerful laptop that looks as good as it performs. Best Cyber Monday Sales 2018: Top Deals You Can Still GetAsus ZenBook 13 UX331UN ReviewBest Laptops of 2018 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoForbes.com12 House Renovation Mistakes, In PicturesForbes.comUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoAdvertisementlast_img read more

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360 View of a Cath Lab at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital

first_img360 Photos | Angiography | May 03, 2018 360 View of a Cath Lab at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital Loading…A 360 degree view of the newest cath lab at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill., located in the Chicago suburbs. This room, built in the summer of 2017, includes Cardinal Health automated inventory tracking RFID cabinets for interventional devices, ultrasound for vascular access, a new Siemens Artis Q angiography system with a smaller detector for cardiac work, FFR and iFR, and an Acist automated contrast media injector system. The room also has an Abiomed Impella percutaneous ventricular assist device console at the ready. Note the radial access board on the wall. CDH does a high precentage of it procedures using radial access.  Watch a VIDEO rountable discussion with the TAVR heart team at Central DuPage Hospital.Read about the Central Dupage TAVR program in the article “Hospital Consolidation May Increase Access to TAVR, New Cardiac Technologies.” FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

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Will Q2 Results Be Kinder to Banks than Q1

first_img Banks Earnings Profits 2016-07-05 Seth Welborn For the most part, the largest U.S. bank holding companies suffered through a dismal first quarter, as the profits of nearly every one of them took a hit compared with the first quarter of 2015.For example, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley each saw their profits decline by more than 50 percent from Q1 2015 to Q1 2016. Citi’s net income dropped over-the-year from $4.8 billion to $3.5 billion in Q1, and Bank of America’s dropped by 13 percent down to $2.7 billion. Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase also reported over-the-year earnings declines for Q1.In slightly more than a week, the mortgage industry will find out if the banks were able to bounce back in Q2, starting with the release of JPMorgan Chase’s second quarter earnings statement on the morning of Thursday, July 14. The following day, Friday, July 15, the Q2 earnings statements of four financial institutions will be released: Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, PNC, and Citi.Bank of America and Morgan Stanley will follow with their respective Q2 earnings statements on Monday, July 18, and Goldman Sachs will release theirs on Tuesday, July 19.The banks may be in a good position to increase profitability for Q2. The nation’s 33 largest bank holding companies all showed improved capital levels in the recent stress tests conducted by the Fed. According to the Fed, the 33 banks had added a combined total of more than $700 billion in common equity capital. The 33 bank holding companies tested, which hold more than 80 percent of domestic banking assets, showed they would take losses of about $385 billion when tested for their ability to lend in a hypothetical severe economic scenario.The Fed then announced on June 29 that it did not reject the capital plans for all bank holding companies except for Santander and Deutsche Bank. The Fed did not reject Morgan Stanley’s capital plan, but did ask the investment banking firm to resubmit its plan after correcting some deficiencies in the plan found by the central bank.The earnings statements for non-bank mortgage servicers such as Ocwen Financial, Nationstar Mortgage, and Walter Investment typically follow a week or two after the bank holding companies release their statements. All three posted net losses of more than $100 billion in Q1; the only one of the three that was profitable for the full year of 2015 was Nationstar.Q2 earnings scheduleThursday, July 14: JPMorgan ChaseFriday, July 15: Citi, PNC, U.S. Bank, Wells FargoMonday, July 18: Bank of America, Morgan StanleyTuesday, July 19: Goldman Sachs July 5, 2016 499 Views Sharecenter_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Will Q2 Results Be Kinder to Banks than Q1?last_img read more

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Examining Loan Application Fraud and Defect Risk

first_imgExamining Loan Application Fraud and Defect Risk Share CoreLogic Florida Fraud Mortgage Application 2019-05-02 Mike Albanese in Daily Dose, Featured, Newscenter_img CoreLogic’s National Mortgage Application Fraud Risk Index (Index) reported a Q1 2019 increase of 6% over Q1 2018, settling in at 152.The Index is calculated from the aggregation of individual loan application fraud risk scores during the previous quarter. Score compilations are calculated for the 100 highest-populated Core-Based Statistical Areas (CBSA) in the U.S., and the 15 CBSAs with the highest fraud risk for the most recent quarter are shown in rank order.The CoreLogic report notes that the share of refinance transactions increased to 32% in Q1, an increase from 28% from the prior three quarters, due to a reduction in interest rates.Eight of the top 15 highest-risk CBSAs are in Florida, which continues trends seen during 2018, when the Sunshine State was one of three with the highest levels of mortgage-application fraud risk.The market of Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, however, was the only market that saw an increase in its fraud risk from 2018, as its fraud risk increased 17%.Florida markets included on the list that saw decreases were: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach (-9%); Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater (-12%); Lakeland-Winter Haven,(-23%); Cape Coral-Fort Myers (-29%); North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton (-10%); Jacksonville (-9%); and Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford (-28%).Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach was ranked as the No. 1 CBSA for Fraud Risk in Q1 of 2019 with an Index of 401. The market’s Index is 143 points higher than the second-ranked market, Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach (261).First American Financial Corporation also released its March Loan Application Defect Index this week, revealing that the Defect Index increased by 15.9% year-over-year.The Defect Index, however, is down 6.8% from its peak of 6.8% in October 2013.“Nationally, defect risk continued to surge in early 2019 and in February reached its highest point since 2013,” said Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American. “Suddenly in March, the acceleration stopped.”First AM Financial Corporation noted there were two trends influencing defect risk: the rising share of refinance transactions and the continuation of the sellers’ market. May 2, 2019 1,646 Views last_img read more

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The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   It’s understandably frustrating to watch a team struggle to get into the end zone week are after week, but sometimes you have to examine the silver lining. As a team you always want to be improving and from the Cardinals perspective even though it’s not much, at least their offense isn’t worse. So while the scoring numbers aren’t where you would like them to be, the offense is headed in the right direction. It’s gone from almost NFL-worst to below average. They currently rank second-to-last in total yards per game at 293.4, compared to the 344 yards per game from the last two, which would rank 21st.Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt discussed the improvement and need for all aspects of the offense to come together.“I think we’ve had a lot of different players at different times because of injuries,” Whisenhunt said. “Fullbacks, quarterbacks, linemen, sometimes it takes time to get some form of continuity.”Whisenhunt also pointed to the Cardinals shooting themselves in the foot, hindering their efforts to put points on the board.“We’ve made too many mistakes that’s kept us from scoring,” he said. “We’ve turned the ball over countless times on the plus side of the 50-yard line. “Our guys are working at it, our goal is to continue to try and get better. Hopefully it will start meshing, be nice if it did Monday night.” It won’t be an easy task against a San Francisco 49ers team allowing 14 points per game and who has given up fewer than seven points in three of its last four contests. Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Despite scoring 16 points against the Buffalo Bills and 14 points at Minnesota against the Vikings, the Arizona Cardinals offense has actually showed growth the last two weeks. You may laugh at the notion, but check out the facts. In the Cards’ first five games, Arizona averaged 273 total yards per game, 4.22 yards per play and 16 first downs. In the Cards’ last two games, Arizona has averaged 344 yards per game, 4.95 yards per play and 19.5 first downs. last_img read more

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