Congs saviourinchief Sonia returns to helm

first_imgNew Delhi: Having earned the distinction of being the longest serving Congress president, Sonia Gandhi is once again at the helm to steer her party out of troubled waters.Sonia Gandhi, 72, has been made interim president barely 20 months after she voluntarily relinquished the top post in favour of son Rahul Gandhi who refused to continue on as Congress chief after a humiliating 2019 general election defeat. For the Congress Working Committee (CWC) the natural choice was Sonia Gandhi, who has been the party’s saviour-in-chief in times of crisis and a binding force. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Critics say the development has once again highlighted how the Congress is unable to look beyond the Gandhi family when it comes to leadership. With no time line set for party elections, Sonia is likely to continue in the top post in coming months. In her 19-year stint as Congress chief, Sonia Gandhi was hailed for deft handling of party intrigues and judgment that gave the party two consecutive wins at the Centre and several in states. In her decision to accept the CWC’s unanimous request to lead the 134-year-old party, Sonia Gandhi has displayed courage given her continuing frail health, sources said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KOnce considered an unlikely heir to the grand political legacy of the Gandhi family, Sonia went on to create history as the longest serving president from 1998 to 2017. In her political innings defined by a successful coalition experiment in the form of UPA, Sonia Gandhi has always credited mother-in-law and former prime minister Indira Gandhi for her achievements. Bringing disparate political groupings together on one platform in a pre-poll coalition to stump the BJP out of power in 2004, was one of her biggest successes. Though the UPA floundered in its second innings starting 2009, Sonia Gandhi helmed the coalition from the shadows, often inviting the criticism of running a cabinet parallel to that of former prime minister Manmohan Singh who led the Congress-led alliance government. Sonia Gandhi lost no time to resign from the Lok Sabha when the office of profit controversy gripped her over her role as chairperson of the National Advisory Council during UPA-1. She returned to the Lok Sabha with a higher margin in a re-election. But in the 2019 general elections, Sonia Gandhi’s victory margin in her traditional Rae Bareli seat plummeted to 1 lakh, like never before, signalling changing contours of politics under an aggressive BJP. Gradual decline in Congress electoral fortunes under Rahul Gandhi, desertions from Congress to BJP, deepening division in opposition ranks and a surging BJP were some factors that seemed to have weighed on Sonia Gandhi’s mind when she accepted the CWC suggestion on Saturday. Her return coincides with a critical election season with polls in Haryana, Jharkhand and Maharashtra due later this year. Her first challenge would be to fight the BJP in these states having seen Congress getting reduced to just four states under her son. After Congress’ lackluster performance in the first session of the new Parliament, party leaders hope Sonia Gandhi’s leadership will reinvigorate the cadre and bind the ranks that have reeled in a leadership vacuum after Rahul Gandhi resigned as party president on May 25. It is also felt Sonia Gandhi’s return will give reason for a divided opposition to come together to fight the BJP. This is exactly how things unfolded starting 1998 after she took charge as Congress chief. The party was then in tatters at the Centre and in power in only four states. She assumed charge, united the opposition and bound the party which had seen record desertions under past chief Sitaram Kesri. As Sonia begins her fresh innings, her toughest so far, she is bound to find herself in familiar territory a demoralised and desertion-hit Congress, a disunited opposition and a surging BJP. Congress leaders, however, feel she has all it takes to hit back, silence and dignity being her most lethal weapons. PTIlast_img read more

German government urges automakers to pay diesel upgrades

first_imgBERLIN – The German government is calling on automakers to pay for upgrades to diesel vehicles with excessively high emissions, as part of a deal to avert driving bans next year.A spokesman for the environment ministry said Friday that the government “can’t tolerate this refusal” by German automakers to shoulder the cost of fixing diesel cars.The head of Germany’s powerful auto lobby group VDI, Bernhard Mattes, had told Deutschlandfunk radio that manufacturers favour giving car owners rebates to buy new vehicles over hardware upgrades to millions of diesel vehicles.The ministry spokesman, Nikolai Fichtner, told reporters in Berlin that the upgrades have to start “very, very quickly” otherwise car owners may find themselves banned from driving in certain cities from October 2019.last_img read more

Watchdog group New Orleans needs bigger hotel tax share

NEW ORLEANS — An independent research group is recommending changes in the collection and distribution of hotel room tax revenue in tourism-dependent New Orleans.If implemented, the changes would bring an estimated $12.3 million annually to the city’s budget.Wednesday’s recommendation from the non-profit Bureau of Governmental Research feeds into an ongoing debate among, Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s administration, tourism leaders and state lawmakers. Cantrell wants the city to get a bigger share of hotel tax revenue that now goes mostly to tourism-related programs and structures, such as the Superdome.BGR says city government should get what amounts to a 1 per cent increase in the hotel tax. It suggests that could be accomplished partly by slightly raising the hotel room tax, and partly by redirecting some existing hotel tax revenue.Kevin McGill, The Associated Press read more

Dog walker finds 8ftlong boa constrictor in Oxfordshire field

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Spring is here, and with the season comes all kinds of interesting wildlife as creatures come out of hibernation and return to our countryside.Dog walkers can enjoy keeping their eyes out for hares, frogs, birds and perhaps, if they’re lucky, a slow worm.However, one dog walker got more than he bargained for when he stumbled upon an eight-foot-long boa constrictor on his amble in Banbury, Oxfordshire.The dog walker is said to have got “a bit of a surprise” when he saw the huge reptile.The RSPCA has no idea how the 12.2kg snake ended up in a field outside a housing estate. Deputy Chief Inspector Melanie Fisher told the BBC that despite the cold, the boa constrictor is doing well.The female snake is assumed to be a pet, although the animal charity has no way of contacting the owner.”I think the caller got a bit of a surprise. It’s not every day you stumble upon an 8ft snake while out walking the dog.”The snake may have escaped from a vivarium or may have been abandoned.”Sadly she’s not micro-chipped so we do not know where she has come from.”The RSPCA is urging the owner of the reptile to get in contact with its inspectorate appeal line.last_img read more

Samaras claims Greeks must take back cities from immigrants

first_imgNew Democracy leader Antonis Samaras vowed to “take back” Greek cities from unregistered migrants in a video address. In a message posted on his Facebook page and on YouTube, Samaras vowed to renegotiate the Dublin II Regulation, which allows EU states to send back asylum seekers to their entry country, trapping immigrants in Greece and other frontier countries. Samaras also said he was building an alliance with those frontier countries, including Spain, Portugal, Malta and Cyprus to try and shift EU policy. New Democracy is facing hardening opposition from the right, on illegal immigration and opposition to the terms of the EU-IMF loan deal, with the general election just two weeks away. A rise in support for the extreme-right Chryssi Avghi (Golden Dawn) and a strong showing by the populist Independent Greeks party has rattled New Democracy, which is having greater difficulty than Pasok in drawing in undecided voters in early campaigning, and has weeded out centrists from inner city ballots. More specifically, Samras said that “Greece today has become a centre for illegal immigrants. We must take back our cities, where the illegal trade in drugs, prostitution, and counterfeit goods is booming. There are many diseases and I am not only speaking about Athens, but elsewhere too.” He also noted that: “At long last, we must impose order, and make sure the law is observed. The citizens believe no one cares, no one can change anything, no one can police them, or can only police them inadequately, and that (criminals) are easily released from prison, even though newly-built prisons exist and for some reason are not operating.” Source: Athens News/gw Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

University Heights residents say SDUSD expansion plans affecting buildings

first_imgUniversity Heights residents say SDUSD expansion plans affecting buildings March 1, 2018 John Soderman, Updated: 10:17 PM University Heights residents concerned SDUSD’s plan to sell land will lead to condos surrounding historical buildings. pic.twitter.com/2hQeSX9mI6— John Soderman KUSI (@SodermanKUSI) March 2, 2018In December of 2017, SDUSD issued a “Request for Proposals” to exchange three of its properties, including the Ed Center site at 4100 Normal Street, for one property to become the new District Central Office.The Ed Center site is approximately 11 acres and includes the historic Teachers Training Annex and two other historic buildings but does not include Birney Elementary School or the Joint Use Field.According to SDUSD, the Ed Center site is of regional importance as the site of the former San Diego State Normal School, built in 1898 and the predecessor to San Diego State University.The site is also the birthplace of University Heights and contains the Teachers Training Annex, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and several other historic structures. Posted: March 1, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter John Soderman 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsUNIVERSITY HEIGHTS (KUSI) — University Heights residents gathered Thursday night to voice their concerns about a plan that could diminish the historical significance of the iconic University Heights community.Residents are concerned that a proposal to expand several of the San Diego Unified School District’s properties could negatively impact several historic buildings that make University Heights unique.last_img read more

Baker Hughes Facing Criminal Charges

first_imgBaker Hughes and two other related companies and an employee are facing 10 criminal charges for allegedly exposing workers to toxic chemicals. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Oil field service company Baker Hughes is facing criminal charges for allegedly exposing workers to toxic chemicals at its Kenai location, according to court documents. Court documents state that In May 2014, four contracted workers were exposed to a hazardous gas release while building a new chemical transfer facility to replace an aging one owned by Baker Petrolite Corporation. The construction site was about 40 feet away from the original facility. Court documents state, four UIC employees who reported exposure to the hazardous gas release complained of headaches, sore throats, respiratory distress and burning eyes. They were taken to a medical clinic for evaluation. Investigators note a specific incident in May of 2014 where BPC employees were cleaning a tote that contained RE31151CRW, a corrosion inhibitor chemical, that allegedly seeped into the construction site where the UIC employees were working.center_img RE31151CRW is considered hazardous by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Baker Hughes issued the following statement: “Baker Hughes will continue to defend the case; however, in light of the Court’s order issued today, we cannot comment at this time.” An arraignment is set for July 2 at 1:30 at the Kenai Courthouse.last_img read more

Ongolebased artist receive accolades

first_imgOngole: The AP Language and Cultural Department along with the Art Association Guild appreciated the artwork by Timmiri Raveendra, a noted artist and secretary of Srishti Art Academy from Ongole, for his artwork displayed at the art exhibition, Srikrishna Janmashtami Chitrakala Pradarsana, in the Cultural Centre of Vijayawada and Amaravati on Saturday. The exhibition featured works by 44 artists from all over the state and the organisers found the Krishna by Raveendra most alluring among them. Language and Cultural Department CEO N Lakshmi Kumari, Art Association Guild president BA Reddy, Subhash Babu, and others felicitated Raveendra for his excellence in the art.last_img read more

Banking stocks lead indices to gains weak rupee dents sentiment

first_imgA broker monitors share prices at a brokerage firm in Mumbai August 9, 2011.ReutersThe Indian equity indices experienced a highly volatile session on Wednesday, but managed to make gains, as apprehensions over the tension between the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the government gave way to investors clinching attractive deals.Consequently, the S&P BSE Sensex gained 550 points to reclaim the 34,000-mark, while the NSE Nifty setteled above 10,300 points.The day’s trade started on a shaky ground as reports emerged of the growing spat between the RBI and the government. The speculation over RBI Governor Urjit Patel’s resignation briefly led indices into the red during the afternoon session.However, healthy buying in finance, banking stocks along with export-dominated IT and healthcare counters lifted the market higher.On the other hand, metals index, however, lost over 1 percent contrary to the other sectoral indices on the National Stock Exchange which registered sharp gains in the range of 1 to 4 per cent.In terms of currency, the rupee closed at Rs 73.95 to a US dollar from its previous close of 73.68 following a similar trend in all the major currencies, which traded lower. Indian pedestrians walk on Dalal Street – Trader’s Street – next to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in Mumbai on March 7, 2014.INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty ImagesIndex-wise, the S&P BSE Sensex settled 550.92 points higher, or 1.63 per cent, at 34,442.05. It had opened at 33,963.09 from its previous close of 33,891.13.The Sensex swung 875 points, touching an intra-day high of 34,463.38 and a low of 33,587.24.The NSE’s Nifty ended the day at 10,386.60, up 188.20 points or 1.85 per cent.Besides, broader markets, S&P BSE MidCap gained 1.56 per cent, while S&P BSE SmallCap was up by 1.38 per cent also the market breadth was positive with 1,619 advances and 943 declines.According to Abhijeet Dey, Senior Fund Manager-Equities, BNP Paribas Mutual Fund: “Equity investors in India witnessed a relief rally on the last day of October 2018 as stock markets charged ahead with sharp gains.””The markets surged in mid-afternoon trade after the government clarified on a tussle with the Reserve Bank of India and said that it respects and nurtures central bank’s autonomy,”HDFC Securities’ Retail Research Head Deepak Jasani said: “Technically, with the Nifty rallying higher, the bulls seem to be in control,””Further upsides are likely once the immediate resistances of 10,396 are taken out. Crucial supports to watch for any weakness are at 10,285.”Investments wise, the provisional data with the exchanges showed that foreign institutional investors sold stocks worth Rs 193.65 crore on Wednesday while the domestic institutional investors bought scrip worth Rs 1,124.92 crore.The month has ended with an foreign fund outflow to the tune of Rs 28,921 crore (NSDL), highest monthly outflow in the equity segment since 2002.The top gainers on BSE were dominated by banking stocks, led by HDFC Bank, up 5.78 per cent at Rs 1,769.55; IndusInd Bank, up 4.47 per cent at Rs 1,424.45; Infosys, up 4.02 per cent at Rs 686.25; Axis Bank, up 3.43 per cent at Rs 581.90; and Yes Bank, up 3.30 per cent at Rs 188.05 a share.The top losers were: Coal India down 3.53 per cent at Rs 266.15; Tata Steel, down 2.25 per cent at Rs 552.40; Maruti Suzuki, down 1.33 per cent at Rs 6,608.95; Adani Ports, down 0.85 per cent at Rs 319.10 and Kotak Bank down 0.60 per cent at Rs 1,118 per share.last_img read more

Harris County Hiring Poll Workers For November 8th Election In Need For

first_img Houston Public Media’s Coverage of Election 2016Presiding election judges hire their Election Day staff, working largely from a list compiled from online applications. Hector de Leon is with the Harris County Clerk’s office. “We’re going to have approximately 5,845 people working on Election Day. We have 765 polling locations.”   There’s a particular need for bilingual poll workers. “We have 227 precincts that have 50 or more Vietnamese surname registered voters. We also have 118 precincts that have 50 or more Chinese surnames. We have 753 precincts that have 100 or more Spanish surname registered voters.”     The job pays just $9 an hour, but the county is looking for civic-minded people. “It’s a big responsibility. Imagine if we didn’t have people that actually stepped up and worked as election clerks, then we couldn’t hold an election!” The presiding judge for each precinct will arrange training. You can sign up to be a poll worker at HarrisVotes.org. X 00:00 /01:04 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Sharelast_img read more

Quantum supremacy and its efficient certification difficult to achieve simultaneously

first_imgIn an ironic twist, physicists have shown that the very property that can be used to show that quantum computing devices can solve some problems that classical computers cannot also makes it impossible to efficiently certify that this “quantum supremacy” has indeed been achieved, for a wide variety of schemes. In quantum computing, the issue of certification is crucial for formally verifying the superior computing power of quantum devices. More information: Dominik Hangleiter, Martin Kliesch, Jens Eisert, and Christian Gogolin. “Sample Complexity of Device-Independently Certified ‘Quantum Supremacy.'” Physical Review Letters. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.210502Also at arXiv:1812.01023 [quant-ph] This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Quantum supremacy and its efficient certification difficult to achieve simultaneously (2019, June 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-06-quantum-supremacy-efficient-certification-difficult.html Boson sampling with photons found to produce useful output in spite of photon leaks for quantum supremacy Explore furthercenter_img © 2019 Science X Network The team from Germany, Dominik Hangleiter, Martin Kliesch, Jens Eisert, and Christian Gogolin, has published a paper on their work on quantum supremacy certification in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters.”We rigorously prove an intuition that many in the field shared, namely, that certifying random sampling schemes proposed for a quantum supremacy demonstration requires exponentially many samples,” Hangleiter, at the Free University of Berlin, told Phys.org. “One of the most intriguing findings of our work is that this is due to the very property that allows to prove approximate sampling hardness in the first place, namely, the flatness of the sampled distributions. Our work also points towards a potential way out of this dilemma: interactive or quantum certification protocols.”The term “quantum supremacy” refers to the possibility that quantum computing devices can solve some problems that are practically infeasible for classical computers to solve. One problem that is considered intractable for classical computers is random sampling from certain very flat distributions (in which all outcomes are nearly equally likely) over exponentially large datasets. Currently, no universal, fault-tolerant quantum computer is available to experiment with, but even the limited quantum devices that are available today are thought to be capable of performing the random sampling task. Intuitively, this is because quantum devices can prepare a state in the correct superposition of all elements of a set, while classical devices need to access the exponentially many probabilities one by one. One of the limitations of all physical devices (quantum or classical) is that they are only capable of approximate sampling. So in order to demonstrate quantum supremacy, researchers must show that a quantum device’s approximate sampling is close enough to ideal sampling so that it is still intractable for classical computers. All current proofs of this concept, which is called approximate sampling hardness, use small second moments. In the random sampling task, a distribution is randomly chosen. Essentially, small second moments mean that the randomly chosen distribution concentrates around the uniform distribution and is therefore very flat. In the new paper, the researchers show that small second moments also forbid efficient certification from the samples alone. That is, sampling distributions with small second moments cannot be certified with polynomially many samples, but instead require exponentially many samples. This makes certification inefficient and unrealistic to perform in a reasonable amount of time. The results hold for a variety of widely used sampling schemes, including boson sampling and universal random circuit sampling, among others. However, the results do not mean that efficient certification is necessarily impossible by any method. The researchers hope that, instead, the findings will motivate the development of alternative certification schemes, as well as proofs of approximate sampling hardness that apply to distributions with larger second moments. “Our work guides the way for where to look for feasible certification schemes,” Hangleiter said. “In particular, it often makes sense to use device-specific knowledge to leverage certification. One direction of research is to develop device-specific certification schemes both for quantum sampling schemes, but thinking further, also for more elaborate tasks that can be performed on quantum computers. “Quantum sampling schemes are very ‘clean’ quantum supremacy proposals in the sense that they allow for a complexity-theoretic hardness argument. At the same time, they do not have real applications (yet). A second direction of research is to develop schemes that are feasible on near-term devices and yet hard, which also solve a useful task, as well as to find applications for the known sampling schemes.” A test to certify quantum supremacy will accept a probability distribution if it is classically hard, and otherwise will reject it. Credit: Hangleiter et al. Journal information: Physical Review Letterslast_img read more

SatPy 0100 python library for manipulating meteorological remote sensing data released

first_imgSatPy is a python library used for reading and manipulating meteorological remote sensing data and writing them to various image/data file formats. Last week, the team at Pytroll announced the release of SatPy 0.10.0. SatPy is responsible for making RGB composites directly from satellite instrument channel data or from higher level processing output. It also  makes data loading, manipulating, and analysis easy. Features of SatPy 0.10.0 This version comes with two luminance sharpening compositors, LuminanceSharpeninCompositor and SandwichCompositor. The LuminanceSharpeninCompositor replaces the luminance via RGB. The SandwichCompositor multiplies the RGB channels with the reflectance. SatPy 0.10.0 comes with check_satpy function for finding missing dependencies. This version also allows writers to create output directories in case, they don’t exist. In case of multiple matches, SatPy 0.10.0 helps in improving the handling of dependency loading. This version also supports the new olci l2 datasets used for olci l2 reader. Olci is used for ocean and land processing. Since yaml is the new format for area definitions in SatPy 0.10.0, areas.def has been replaced with areas.yaml In SatPy 0.10.0, filenames are used as strings by File handlers. This version also allows readers to accept pathlib.Path instances as filenames. With this version, it is easier to configure in-line composites. A README document has been added to the setup.py description. Resolved issues in SatPy 0.10.0 The issue with resampling a user-defined scene has been  resolved. Native resampler now works with DataArrays. It is now possible to review subclasses of BaseFileHander. Readthedocs builds are now working. Custom string formatter has been added in this version for lower/upper support. The inconsistent units of geostationary radiances have been resolved. Major Bug Fixes A discrete data type now gets preserved through resampling. Native resampling has been fixed. The slstr reader has been fixed for consistency. Masking in DayNightCompositor has been fixed. The problem with attributes not getting preserved while adding overlays or decorations has now been fixed. To know more about this news, check out the official release notes. Read Next Introducing ReX.js v1.0.0 a companion library for RegEx written in TypeScript Spotify releases Chartify, a new data visualization library in python for easier chart creation Google releases Magenta studio beta, an open source python machine learning library for music artistslast_img read more

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first_img 0 Comments   Share   TEMPE, Ariz. — If nothing else, Trevor Knight looks the part of an NFL quarterback.At 6-foot-1 and 215 pounds, he has arm strength to spare along with athleticism and excellent speed for the position.The question now, as he begins rookie camp with the Arizona Cardinals, is if he can grow into the job.If it is to happen, the process began Friday.“Living a dream out here,” he said after his first NFL practice. “First day’s a little chaotic, trying to put in a new offense after only being here 24 hours. That athleticism — at the NFL Scouting Combine he ran a 4.54 second 40-yard dash, which was the fastest among QBs in Indianapolis, and was also the top performer among passers on both the vertical and broad jumps — has some thinking that his future may not be at quarterback.Knight, however, said he is confident he can play QB in the NFL, and though his college career featured its share of ups and downs, his final season in College Station convinced him he can play the position at a high level.The concept of switching to a new position is not something he has thought about, and the confidence Arians has shown in him makes him feel good about his prospects under center.“Obviously I didn’t get drafted, but just the way that he approached me coming into camp and even moving forward after that, he feels really confident in my skill level, and that made me feel good,” Knight said.In terms of where he needs to improve, Knight said the key is being more consistent. He is excited to learn from the team’s veteran passers, like starter Carson Palmer, and is not particularly worried about the number of quarterbacks who are currently with the team.Including Knight and Antonio Pipkin, who is also in rookie camp (but on a tryout basis), the Cardinals have six quarterbacks in the fold. Knight said he cannot spend time looking over his shoulder, and instead will work hard, be a good teammate, learn and do the best he can. His highlight was a Sugar Bowl victory over Alabama in which he completed 32-of-44 passes for 348 yards with four touchdowns and one interception. That effort really put him on the map, and it caught the attention of Cardinals coach Bruce Arians.Knight started 10 games the following season, completing 56.6 percent of his passes for 2,300 yards and 14 touchdowns with 12 picks. He added five touchdowns on the ground, but lost his grasp on the starting job the following season and chose to transfer after graduating.He landed at Texas A&M, where in 11 games he completed 53.3 percent of his passes for 2,432 yards and 19 touchdowns with seven interceptions. He added another 10 scores as a runner, but suffered a shoulder injury late in the season and after winning seven of their first eight games to start the season, the Aggies struggled in his absence, ultimately finishing 8-5.Arians was impressed with Knight on Friday, saying he showed good grasp of the offense and threw the ball well.“He had a rough, sore shoulder almost all season, and his arm is healthy,” the coach said Friday. “He threw one about 55 yards down there today.“But the athleticism he brings with the position, he showed already today.” “But the coaches understand; they understand it’s not going to be perfect. They just want to see how react to it, how you handle the stress and how you make one mistake, but don’t make it again.”That Knight is in Arizona working with Cardinals coach Bruce Arians and the rest of the staff is no accident. An undrafted rookie free agent pickup, he said he and his agent felt Arizona offered the best opportunity for him.“After the conversations I had with Coach Arians and Coach (Byron) Leftwich and everybody else on the staff, I just felt comfortable,” he said. “Like my future was best here in Arizona.”As an undrafted rookie free agent pickup rather than a player in camp on a tryout, Knight figures to have more than just this weekend to show the coaches what he is made of.In some ways, he did not always get that chance in college.A four-star prospect coming out of high school as a dual-threat quarterback, he began his career at Oklahoma by redshirting in 2012, and in 2013 was named the team’s starting quarterback. He started five games and played in eight overall, completing 79-of-134 passes for 819 yards with nine touchdowns and five interceptions that season while also running for two scores. Trevor Knight breaks the huddle during Cardinals rookie camp on May 12, 2017. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories This weekend, with only rookies on the field, he has a chance to prove the team should keep him around.“They throw a lot at you and you’ve got to make it stick; it’s not what sticks, it’s you’ve got to make all of it stick, and then just go make plays,” Knight said of his first weekend in the NFL. “But he (Arians) stressed in our team meeting when we first got here, it’s still just football — don’t make it any bigger than it is.“It’s the next step up, it’s the highest level of football, but don’t stress out about that. Just do what you do, do what you know, and go do a good job with it.”Follow Adam Green on Twitter Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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However a spokesman for protesters said he heard no such reportsThe Morton County Sheriff’s Department said law enforcement was notified at 9:30 am Sunday of roughly 200 people at the site west of State Highway 6 near St AnthonyAbout 30 private security guards hired by Dakota Access LLC left the scene when protesters arrived but three remained to inform protesters they were trespassing the sheriff’s office saidProtesters assaulted one security guard and when law enforcement arrived they witnessed protesters carrying the guard for about 100 yards the sheriff’s office saidOfficers intervened when they saw the guard being carried and removed him from the area Morton County spokeswoman Donnell Preskey said He was treated by Metro Ambulance she saidCody Hall a spokesman for the Red Warrior Camp located along Highway 1806 just north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation where thousands of self-described “water protectors” are camping in opposition to the $38 billion four-state oil pipeline said he didn’t participate in Sunday’s action more than 20 miles away but spoke with the camp’s volunteer medics who were there“They said nothing of that sort ever happened yesterday” he said of the reported assaultPreskey who provided photos of the protest said she had not seen video or photos of the guard being carriedThe sheriff’s office said officers witnessed protesters standing and sitting on pipe damaging equipment and planting trees in the pipeline right-of-way“Security officers reported seeing numerous protesters carrying knives; they also reported one protester with a pistol in his waistband” Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said in a statementA video of the event posted on the Red Warrior Camp’s Facebook page showed people singing and drumming in a circle with fists raised and tribal flags wavingProtesters dispersed on their own shortly after officers arrived and no arrests were made the sheriff’s office said noting the incident remains under investigation Authorities have arrested about 70 people in connection with the pipeline protests since Aug 10FIFA? read more

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We cannot reveal much about it at this moment about the project, The iconic stadium is expected to be filled to full capacity during the much-awaited game between the arch rivals. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sana Farzeen | Mumbai | Published: August 22, “M. That gives us hope and makes everyone work at their best. led by inspector Vijaysinh Gaikwad initiated probe in this case.and the attempt was to look at internal partitions and doubly partitioned people, Published Date: Aug 20, No,We are working on the common minimum programme and a third front as well.

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Deepika began her 2017 on a successful note, Other measures, among others. he would approach the court, said Congressman Ami Bera. we simplified the sari layout, As far as the collection is concerned, The right to divorce is given only to the husband because “men have more intelligence than women” and only men are capable of serious action.

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