Anderson vows to return before Ashes end

first_imgLondon: England’s record wicket taker James Anderson is determined to return to the team before the Ashes series with Australia ends in September he told The Sun on Wednesday. The 37-year-old has been ruled out of the second Ashes Test, which starts next Wednesday at Lord’s, after injuring his right calf having bowled just four overs in the series opener at Edgbaston as Australia romped to a 251-run victory. Anderson, who has taken 575 Test wickets, had not played competitive cricket for a month leading into the match after injuring the same calf playing for Lancashire. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”I’m pretty confident I can get over this, I want to keep going,” said Anderson. “The plan is to get back and play some part in The Ashes but, if that doesn’t work out, the winter (tours to New Zealand and South Africa) is absolutely on my radar. “I’m sure there will come a point where other bowlers either get injured or need a rest. “If one needs to be replaced, it might work out well if I can get myself fit and help towards the end of the series.” Anderson, whose place at Lord’s is likely to be taken by young paceman Jofra Archer, said injuries were part and parcel of his advancing years. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”I’m at the age now when there’s a chance injuries will happen more,” he said. “It’s something I’ve got to prepare for. But I’m very fortunate — I’ve been lucky with having so few throughout my career.” Anderson, who is nicknamed ‘The King of Swing’, said he felt awful watching from the sidelines as the England attack struggled against the Australians especially in the second innings. “Devastating and horrible are the best words to describe my feelings as I watched the other England bowlers toil in the First Test,” he said. “I felt guilty and apologised to the lads for leaving them in the lurch.” However, Anderson rejected criticism that he should have had a game before he returned to the Test side to prove his fitness — Archer played in a second XI game for his county Sussex on Tuesday to prove he had recovered from a side strain. “There’s been some talk I shouldn’t have been chosen at Edgbaston last week without first playing another game to prove my fitness following the torn calf muscle I suffered on July 2,” he said. “But I disagree with that. “In my head, I was fit to play an Ashes Test. “I’ve played in Test matches before after injury without first playing a county game or warm-up of some sort.” Australia lead the five-Test series 1-0.last_img read more

Vancouver street youth photograph socalled best place on earth for exhibit

first_img Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement A photograph shows a single dried rose on a white wall. The actual rose can be found in the Downtown Eastside bachelor suite Sarah White shares with her partner and father of her two children, who live with White’s parents.“[The rose] is just saying that our love is forever,” says White. “It’s really hard to have relationships, especially when addiction, homelessness, and all these issues come up.”White, now 30, says she’s battled addiction since she was 19, and chose to photograph items around her apartment as part of a photo essay called “Undying Love.” Twitter Dayna Fast (left) and Sarah White are part of a new photography exhibit featuring work from street-involved youth. Photo Bronwyn Beairstocenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement “That’s supposed to be my sanctuary, my nest, my safe zone,” she said. “Because once you step out your door, you never know what’ll happen, especially living in Downtown East Side.”last_img read more

Kremlin welcomes oligarch invitations to Davos forum

first_imgMOSCOW — The Kremlin has welcomed the decision by the World Economic Forum to renew invitations for three high-profiled Russians after an initial snub.A day after the WEF said it will include a Russian delegation at the forum, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Monday welcomed the announcement that billionaires Oleg Deripaska and Viktor Vekselberg, and the head of the state-controlled bank VTB Andrei Kostin, will be able to attend the annual gathering of business and political leaders in the Swiss ski resort of Davos in January.Organizers of the WEF had said last month that the three weren’t welcome as they had been targeted by U.S. sanctions. The Russian government then said it would boycott the event.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Oilsands firm Canadian Natural cuts 1 billion from budget due to low

first_imgCanadian Natural says a curtailment program announced by the Alberta government last weekend designed to remove 325,000 barrels per day of oil from the province’s over-taxed pipelines has already resulted in stronger forward crude prices in January.It says it will monitor those prices and the progress of the stalled Keystone XL and Trans Mountain expansion export pipelines with the option to increase its spending by about $700 million next year if signals warrant.The company says production in 2019 is targeted to be between 1.03 million and 1.12 million barrels of oil equivalent per day, with a product mix of about 76 percent oil and natural gas liquids and 24 percent dry natural gas. CALGARY, A.B. – Oilsands producer Canadian Natural Resources is setting its 2019 capital budget at $1-billion less than its “normalized” range but says it will ramp up spending if heavily discounted oil prices in Western Canada rebound.The Calgary-based company says it is targeting a 2019 base capital program of $3.7 billion, about 20 percent below its preferred range of $4.7 billion to $5.0 billion.The program includes about $3.1 billion needed to maintain production and $600 million to be spent on long-term growth projects.last_img read more

Binge drinking may cause anxiety in teens

first_imgBinge drinking in adolescence, even if discontinued, may increase the risk for anxiety later in life, according to a study led by an Indian origin scientist. “Binge drinking early in life modifies the brain and changes connectivity in the brain, especially in the amygdala, which is involved in emotional regulation and anxiety, in ways we don’t totally understand yet,” said a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the US, and lead author of the study. Also Read – An income drop can harm brain”But what we do know is that epigenetic changes are lasting, and increase susceptibility to psychological issues later in life, even if drinking that took place early in life is stopped,” he said in a statement. “Epigenetics” refers to chemical changes to DNA, RNA, or specific proteins associated with chromosomes that change the activity of genes without changing the genes themselves, according to the study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardEpigenetic alterations are required for the normal development of the brain, but they can also be modified in response to environmental or even social factors, such as alcohol and stress. These kinds of epigenetic alterations have been linked to changes in behaviour and disease, researchers said. Adolescent rats were exposed to ethanol (a type of alcohol) for two days on and two days off or to the same protocol using saline for 14 days. All rats underwent an assessment for anxiety. The researchers exposed adolescent rats to a regimen designed to mimic binge drinking. Those rats exhibited anxious behaviour later in life, even if the binge drinking regimen stopped in late adolescence and the rats were allowed to mature to adulthood without any further exposure to alcohol. Rats with less Arc also had about 40 per cent fewer neuronal connections in the amygdala compared with rats that were not exposed to alcohol.last_img read more

FIFA Task Force Makes Unanticipated Changes to Moroccan Agenda

By Hajare El-KhaldiRabat – Following their unexpected arrival in Casablanca on Monday, April 16, the five FIFA Task Force members have, reportedly, added Tetouan to their itinerary.When the task force shifted their arrival airport from Marrakech to Casablanca at the last minute, a source that facilitates planning for the task force told Medias 24 that the sudden change was tied to the delegation’s desire to assess the air connections at Morocco’s leading airport. The five FIFA representatives reportedly landed in Casablanca at 8 p.m., before boarding a connecting flight to Marrakech. After “arriving at the Menara airport around 10 pm on a Ram flight, they carefully inspected the terminal for nearly an hour,” according to the same source.On Tuesday, April 17, the task force members inspected the ochre city infrastructure, including the Grand Stadium and the Former Harti Stadium, which will serve as training camps for the teams. The speaker maintained, “So far, everything has been going very well, especially considering the Menara airport and the stadium are gleaming up to international standards.”The visit continued in Agadir on April 17-18, after the task force drove south to assess the quality of the country’s motorway network, which provided no “problem, as the recently built highway is well equipped with rest areas,” declared the source.The delegation will reportedly visit Tetouan during the two days planned in Tangier, a decision previously undisclosed in their program. Once again, the source revealed that the five members will evaluate the progress made in the construction of the football stadium, as well as that of Tetouan’s reception facilities. “The choice to add Tetouan to their inspection itinerary isn’t innocent and neither is their trip by car, since it will allow them to assess the quality of the national road that connects the two northern cities,” the source shared. The changes were justified by FIFA as a test to verify the claims of the Moroccan bid and detect any “possible flaws.”The task force will end their visit at the Mohammed V Airport, before returning to Switzerland to submit their technical conclusions that will influence the fate of the Moroccan bid. read more

Morocco Warns Banks to Stop Trade with Iran

Rabat – The Moroccan government has warned representatives in the country’s financial and business sectors against trade with Iran.In a letter to the Consortium of Moroccan Banks (GPBM), Morocco’s minister of foreign affairs, Nasser Bourita, instructed the kingdom’s banks to “take all necessary measures” to avoid the political repercussions that may result from trading with Iran, L’Economiste reported on August 9.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs warned Moroccan banking and financial conglomerates against engaging in trade with Iran, including transactions or deals in the automobile and aviation sectors, the purchase of raw materials, and the acquisition of Iranian carpets. The instruction, in line with Washington’s policy, also targets all financial transactions between Moroccan firms and their Iranian counterparts.On Tuesday, August 7, a US-imposed blanket of economic sanctions hit the Iranian regime. The punitive measures, a follow-up to the US decision in early May to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, restrict Iranian access to US currency, gold, and other precious materials. The US will also sanction companies in third countries, such as Morocco, from trading both with Iran and the US.The sanctions also concern Tehran’s automobile and aviation sector, with tougher sanctions—especially an embargo on Iran’s oil and banking sectors—to follow by November 4 should the Islamic Republic fail to accommodate President Trump’s terms on “WORLD PEACE.” President Trump warned US partners and the rest of the international community against trading with Iran. “Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States. I am asking for WORLD PEACE, nothing less!” Trump tweeted.In addition to avoiding economic and political backlash from the US, however, Morocco’s move to halt trade with Iran comes amid months of sour bilateral terms between Tehran and Rabat. While Washington was busy exiting the Iran nuclear deal in early May, Rabat had its own issues with the Islamic Republic. On May 1, the kingdom severed diplomatic ties with Tehran over the latter’s support for the Polisario Front, the separatist group advocating for independence in Western Sahara. read more

Delegates commit to a central role for the UNs intellectual property watchdog

The Assemblies of the Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) concluded their nine-day annual meeting on Tuesday in Geneva, having discussed a whole raft of issues, ranging from a recently concluded Singapore Treaty on trademarks to protection of intellectual property on the Internet Doman Name System.”We are all committed to the future of WIPO as the recognized global forum for the development and use of the intellectual property system as a means of economic and cultural enrichment of every nation,” said Dr. Kamil Idris, WIPO’s Director-General. “I very much hope that this good spirit of determination and commitment will prevail so that the Organization can face the challenges lying ahead.”One of the highlights of this year’s gathering was Member States support for the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks that they concluded by consensus in March this year. This Treaty streamlines administrative procedures associated with trademark registration procedures and promises to reduce costs for trademark owners, as well as enhancing confidence in the trademark system. It is also expected to provide additional incentives for business to further invest and expand and in this way, will serve to improve the international environment for trade and investment. read more

Defensive woes still ailing Ohio State football

Informed that his defense had given up 403 total yards to the 118th-ranked scoring offense in the nation, Everett Withers abruptly had one thing to say. “I think we gave up 15 points – that’s all I give a s— about,” Withers said. The total yards the No. 14 Buckeyes (4-0) gave up to the unranked and winless University of Alabama at Birmingham was likely something Ohio State’s co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach was well aware of. Withers, likely, was cognizant of all of the day’s shortcomings, despite his defense’s refusal to give up a touchdown all afternoon long. But it didn’t change the course of events that had happened just some 30 minutes earlier. It didn’t change the fact that the 37-point favorites were fortunate to escape with a 29-15 win against, at least statistically, one of the worst teams in the country. It’s why the typical relief of a two-touchdown victory seemed to feel absent during OSU’s postgame interviews-especially with the year’s first Big Ten contest looming on the road against No. 20 Michigan State next Saturday. In its place, perhaps, frustration had found a way to mount itself for the undefeated – but arguably untested – Buckeyes. In a day that featured a struggles in all three phases of the game, OSU’s defensive deficiencies seemed to stand out as much as anything – especially for a team so hell-bent on returning to its “Silver Bullet” ways under the guidance of first-year coach Urban Meyer. Despite extra emphasis on the fundamental skill of tackling during the week leading up to their contest against the Blazers, Meyer said it was still something that ailed the Buckeyes on Saturday. “I still see guys flailing across and missing tackles. Far too many third-down conversions on defense. And it’s hard to pinpoint one thing that we have to get better at,” Meyer said. Wrapping up opponents, Meyer said, is something they’ll continue to work on. “That’s the fundamental – that’s the essence of tackle football,” he started, “and we’ve got to continue to improve.” And if they don’t, it could spell disaster when against the Spartans. It’s a fundamental key that sophomore outside linebacker Ryan Shazier said needs to be fixed. “It’s part of the game. We can’t miss tackles that lead to first downs, touchdowns, points,” he said. “So they’re saying that we need to stop missing tackles. We need to stop missing tackles.” Shazier, who led the Buckeyes with 13 stops, said he “probably missed like three of four” tackles. Part of it, he said, might be because some players are more focused on leveling crushing blows to the ball carrier rather than securing the tackle. “A lot of guys, we know we have each other’s backs pretty much, so a lot of guys are going in and taking a shot instead of just wrapping up and trying to get the tackle because we’re trying to make a big hit or get a turnover or whatever,” Shazier said. Fellow linebacker and redshirt senior captain Etienne Sabino said the missed tackles are due to technical failures. “Personally, we’re in a great position, we’re just not running our feet, we’re not wrapping, we’re going for the big hits or we’re lunging with our heads – myself included,” he said. “We’re all doing it and I can’t say why it is or whatnot but we need to stop that. We need to tackle better.” The consensus among some players, though, was that Saturday’s tackling efforts had improved from their previous outings. Senior captain and defensive lineman John Simon noted the defense had still missed some tackles, but said some are the result of a swarming defense. “That’s just guys being aggressive going to the football knowing that they got other guys flying there, too,” he said. “So even though we missed a few today, we had guys there to make the play also.” In fact, a more assertive defense might be key to ending what’s ailing OSU’s defense. Redshirt senior cornerback Travis Howard said part of the reason for the Buckeyes’ missed tackles is the innate difficulty of tackling in space, especially against teams that opt to use spread formations. And since the Buckeyes’ corners have been playing looser coverage schemes and lining up 10 yards off from opposing wide receivers, the challenge of making stops in the open field seems to magnify. “It’s definitely difficult and coach Meyer told us that he’s definitely going to shoot for us to play more man and press more so we can get up on guys instead of playing off,” Howard said. “As you can see, we gave them a lot of cushion to run a lot of screen plays and couple bubbles so that’s something that we’re definitely going to work on and I’m excited to see this upcoming week.” The change in philosophy might be because OSU, Meyer said, seems “like a very passive team.” “We’re on defense, we give up little screens, little bubbles. They didn’t score a touchdown on our defense but we gave up a lot of yardage,” he said. “That hurts. I sit there, I’m pained watching it. But we’ve got to be more aggressive on defense and play a little snuggler coverage. If our corners are as good as we think they are, we have to go play a little man coverage on people.” While OSU’s defensive woes weren’t disastrous enough to do them in against an overmatched Blazers squad, Sabino said the Buckeyes need to “step it up” against the Spartans. “You know, we’re not going to win many games missing a lot of tackles and giving up third-and-21’s,” he said. “It’s not gonna happen.” read more

Fifteen face trial after property tax protest

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Fifteen people, including the head of the Public Power Corporation’s workers’ union GENOP, Nikos Fotopoulos, face trial next Wednesday for blocking access to one of PPC’s buildings since the start of the week in a bid to disrupt efforts to collect an emergency property tax that is being levied via electricity bills. The 15 defendants -10 unionists and five activists- are all charged with obstructing the operation of a public service. According to sources, all 15 protesters had asked to be tried immediately in an apparent bid to be led to jail, which would highlight their opposition to the controversial property tax. But the trial had to be postponed until Wednesday, the sources said, as only two witnesses could be found. The arrests were made after skirmishes broke out on Thursday morning between a few dozen protesters and riot police outside the PPC branch on Mesogeion Avenue in Holargos, northeast Athens. After police broke up the protest, unionists called a 48-hour strike and vowed further action. The protests appeared to have some success. A few hours later reports emerged that the Finance Ministry was planning to increase the grace period given to homeowners to pay the property tax to 80 days from the date the bill was issued, or double the current 40 days. Ministry sources said a circular would be sent out soon and that authorities “would not cut the power of anyone that is unable to pay.” News about the amendment came as reports quoted European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger as saying that the practice of PPC cutting the electricity supply to homeowners who fail to pay the emergency tax is a violation of European directives. Ministry sources responded to Oettinger’s statement by insisting that Greece was respecting EU laws. Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

Vancouver Fire Dept reviews efforts to address gender bias

first_imgAfter a 2016 investigation revealed gender bias and cultural problems within the Vancouver Fire Department, Chief Joe Molina had this to say:“We have to get better.”Now, 17 months later, the chief points to improvements made in the wake of the report:• Stations were changed in ways the chief says better accommodates men and women working together.• The department hosted 12 anti-harassment trainings for new recruits, supervisors and line staff.• Another woman has been hired as a firefighter, bringing the total to six. There are 176 firefighters in the Vancouver Fire Department.Still, the chief and at least one of the women acknowledge more needs to be done.“There is some progress with some of these issues, but it is extremely slow,” said a female firefighter who agreed to speak on the condition of anonymity. “It is a fight to get what little change we have and we continue to meet resistance from the city to make these very basic accommodations.”The 2016 investigation pointed to systemic problems within the fire department’s culture that left women feeling unwelcome at best, and unsafe at worst in the male-dominated department.The most egregious findings in the report suggest ongoing hostility toward women in the department. One woman reported pornographic magazines left around the station. Another reported her male colleagues would watch explicit television in the station, flipping it off as soon as she entered the room. Another reported her male co-workers took bets on how long it would be before she had sex with a colleague.At Fire Station 5, the only woman assigned to the station was isolated by her co-workers and lied to about plans for the day so she missed group events.last_img read more

Apples FaceTime bug comes at an awkward time The 359 Ep 511

first_img Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Subscribe: iTunes | RSS | Google Play | FeedBurner | SoundCloud |TuneIn | Stitcher reading • Apple’s FaceTime bug comes at an awkward time (The 3:59, Ep. 511) Huawei Apple Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Apple’s FaceTime bug comes at an awkward time (The 3:59,… See All 1 Tags The Daily Charge Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors • Now playing: Watch this: Apple Share your voice Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? 4:36 Comment Your browser does not support the audio element. Security On this podcast, we talk about: Apple’s major FaceTime flaw. A preview of Apple’s earnings.Huawei’s legal troubles.The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder. Check out the extended shows on YouTube. Also, don’t forget to rate and review the podcast on iTunes. Apple’s FaceTime bug comes at an awkward time (The 3:59, Ep. 511)last_img read more

Womens Lacrosse Excels in the Classroom

first_img LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville lacrosse team completed a successful spring semester in the classroom, posting a 3.616 team grade-point average. Sixteen players were named to the Dean’s List for Spring 2019, earning above a 3.5 GPA, while four were named Dean’s Scholars for a perfect 4.0 GPA.The Cardinals have a cumulative 3.493 GPA, which includes previous semesters of everyone on the roster.Lexie Ball, Tessa Chad and Brenna Shanahan all attended graduation last weekend. Chad graduated with a B.S. in Sport Administration, while Shanahan graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Science. Ball will complete her degree this summer. “I am extremely proud of our team for their efforts in the classroom,” said head coach Scott Teeter. “Prior to the semester, we set a goal for our team to achieve a 3.5 grade-point average and we are thrilled to accomplish that feat.”In addition, 24 of 25 student-athletes earned a 3.0 or better GPA, while 23 earned Red & Black Scholar Athlete status for a 3.25 or better cumulative GPA. For the latest information on Louisville lacrosse, visit, or follow the team’s Twitter account at @LouisvilleLax or on Facebook at Friendly Version Story Linkslast_img read more

iPad Multitasking Made Easier with this One Tip

first_img Henry T. Casey, Author Bio When Apple rolled out the iPad’s dock and split view, I thought the former was the only place you could drag apps in for multitasking modes. Dear reader, I’m ready to admit I was wrong.It turns out you can pull apps from another direction: the top of your iPad’s screen. Yes, Spotlight, the search field found by swiping down on the home screen, can help you open apps in either half of a split-view mode, or into the slide-over mode.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 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 What you needThe only problem, though, is that you need a connected keyboard for this trick to work, because when you have an app open, Spotlight search is only accessible via one method: the Command + Space Bar shortcut (and Command isn’t available on Apple’s on-screen virtual keyboards).The special keyboard shortcutAfter you hit Command+Space to open Spotlight search, type in the app of your choice. I find it useful to open the Music or Spotify apps, which I don’t always keep docked, because at home, I’m often listening to music via another device.Where to drop that app iconThen, once you see the app icon appear in your search results, drag-and-drop it out of the field, as it works just like a home screen app.If you’re using only one app, drop it onto the right margin of your screen to split your screen between that app and the one you were using.If you’ve already got two apps open, you’ve got two options. First, you can drop it on one-half of your split-screen view, to replace an open app.To view this app as a tile that slides over your two open apps, drag it onto the dividing line between your existing apps.Credit: AppleHow to Download YouTube Videos on iPhone or iPadHow to Send Safari Pages From One Device to AnotherHow to Change the Apple ID on an iPad by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoMayo ClinicManaging psoriatic arthritis painMayo ClinicUndoTODAYCeline Dion Discusses Her Recent Weight Loss: ‘Everything’s Fine’TODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisementcenter_img Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he’s the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters. Henry T. Casey, onlast_img read more

2 dead 29 injured in Tunisian protests

first_img 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Comments   Share   TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) – Tunisia’s official news agency says two people have died and 29 others have been injured in protests outside the U.S. Embassy in Tunis.State news agency TAP says both people killed were demonstrators, while the injured include protestors and police.TAP cited the health ministry.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) ErrorOK ErrorOK Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion projectcenter_img How men can have a healthy 2019 Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Sponsored Stories last_img read more

Follow Craig Grialou on Twitter

first_imgFollow Craig Grialou on Twitter The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comments   Share   Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling This will be the second straight game Mathieu has missed since hurting the shoulder in the second quarter at Carolina, just ahead of the bye week.The Cardinals’ remaining inactives include wide receiver Chris Hubert, cornerback Tharold Simon, guard Cole Toner plus defensive tackles Robert Nkemdiche, Corey Peters and Olsen Pierre.Both Simon (ankle) and Peters (foot) are hurt. Peters did not practice at all during the week.The good news is safety Deone Bucannon is OK to play despite dealing with an ankle issue that kept him off the practice field on Wednesday and Thursday.For the Vikings, defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee) and guard Zac Kerin (hand) are out due to injury.The others not in uniform for Minnesota are quarterback Taylor Heinicke, tackle Rashod Hill, tight end David Morgan, linebacker Edmond Robinson and wide receiver Jarius Wright.Winning on the road has not come easy for the Cardinals this season, especially when the game kicks off early as it does today.“I don’t know what time we kick off,” quarterback Carson Palmer said Wednesday. “I don’t really pay attention to that until we get later in the week. Sunday is Sunday, whether it’s 6:30 p.m. and you have a little more time on your hands, or 1:15, or whatever it is. There is not much of a change in prep.”center_img Three weeks ago, safety Tyrann Mathieu suffered a shoulder injury, and while he was hopeful he’d be able to play this week at Minnesota, he will not.The Arizona Cardinals made it official Sunday, listing Mathieu among their seven gameday inactives against the Vikings.Mathieu had been limited in practice all week, and he was designated as questionable on the final injury report.“Ty ran around good. The shoulder is sore, and we’ll see how it goes,” head coach Bruce Arians said Friday. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Rep Howrylak invites residents to April May office hours

first_img23Apr Rep. Howrylak invites residents to April, May office hours State Rep. Martin Howrylak invites local residents to meet with him during his office hours in April and May.Office hours will be held in both Troy and Clawson; the first will take place on Saturday, April 25, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Troy Public Library, located at 510 W. Big Beaver Road. The second will be on Monday, May 4, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Blair Memorial Library in Clawson.“I look forward to meeting with residents and hearing their thoughts and ideas on state government,” said Rep. Howrylak, R-Troy. “Meeting with residents of the 41st District provides great feedback that I use to better represent our community in Lansing.”No appointment is necessary. Those unable to attend may contact Rep. Howrylak toll-free at 877-248-0001 or by email at Categories: Howrylak Newslast_img read more

House approves Rep Lucidos resolution to save Selfridge Air Base

first_img Categories: Lucido News The Michigan House on Tuesday approved state Rep. Peter J. Lucido’s House Resolution 29, a measure calling on Congress to ensure replacement aircraft are assigned to Selfridge Air National Guard Base should the A-10 fleet be shelved.Approval of the resolution comes as part of the A-10 fleet and pilots from Selfridge are being deployed to Southwest Asia in the fight against ISIS.“The news from the Macomb Daily that A-10s and airmen from Selfridge are being deployed to assist in the fight against ISIS show the importance of both the base and these planes to our national security,” said Rep. Lucido, a Republican from Shelby Township. “This fleet and the brave men and women who serve our nation out of Selfridge are proving just how vital they are to keeping America safe from outside threats.”Selfridge Air National Guard Base has a $700 million impact on the local economy, and the 18 A-10s at the base directly support 535 jobs.Rep. Lucido represents the 36th House District, serving the townships of Shelby, Washington, Bruce and the Village of Romeo.### 23Apr House approves Rep. Lucido’s resolution to save Selfridge Air Baselast_img read more

Rep Hughes requests 6 million to address veterans home changes

first_img State Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague, has sent letters to the chairmen of the House Committee on Appropriations and Appropriations Subcommittee on Military and Veterans Affairs seeking $6 million to provide more robust oversight of the state’s two veterans care facilities.Her request comes following three joint-committee meetings involving the House Committee on Oversight and Ethics and House Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs, to review the mid-February report by the State Auditor General’s office regarding resident care and conditions at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.“One idea that came up to address a perceived lack of oversight of the homes by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs was to instead have the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) provide oversight,” wrote Rep. Hughes in her letter to state Rep. Al Pscholka, chair of the Committee on Appropriations, and state Rep. Larry Inman, chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Military and Veterans Affairs. “My understanding, however, is that there are currently some physical limitations with each of the homes that must be addressed in order for them to be certified by CMS. Much of the $6 million that I am recommending would be used to make the necessary modifications. The additional funding would allow the new leadership team at the homes to hire additional staff on a short-term basis to address the immediate issues brought forth by the audit.”During the most recent committee hearing, Rep. Hughes, vice-chair of the House Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs, implored her fellow committee members to support more funding for veterans.“We can, and we must, do better for our veteran heroes at the state level,” Rep. Hughes added in her letter. “Funding this request would be a great first step to ensuring that happens.”The joint committee issued a 10-item list of recommendations on Thursday, following the third day of testimony from state veterans officials and Home for Veterans administrators and residents. 22Mar Rep. Hughes requests $6 million to address veterans’ home changes Categories: Hughes News,Newslast_img read more

House approves Rep Alexander bill to support teachers

first_img Categories: Alexander News,Alexander Photos,News 13Dec House approves Rep. Alexander bill to support teachers The House today approved state Rep. Julie Alexander’s legislation to provide teachers with more opportunities toward their continuing education and professional development requirements by engaging with area employers and post-secondary training centers.Alexander’s legislation is part of five-bill package to expand skilled trade and career education for students in local school districts.“We will improve educational outcomes and career pathway options for our students if we encourage our teachers, principals and administrators to meet with local businesses to become more knowledgeable of the community’s needs,” said Alexander, of Hanover. “Those discussions are the definition of professional development.“Jackson county schools already have conversations with the business community and local schools; now it’s time to encourage this dialogue around the state,” Alexander said. “Understanding the needs of the local businesses is crucial to improving student success, setting attainable career pathway goals and growing economic development within our community and state.”“Teacher professional development is a vital portion of this legislation,” said Alexander, a former teacher in Jackson County. “When educators are informed on career opportunities available in their community and throughout the state of Michigan, students, families and businesses become more successful as well.”House Bill 5145 advances to the Senate for its consideration.#####last_img read more