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Killing Eve The Showrunner and Stars on the Love Story Behind the

first_imgAdvertisement Born during the silent era and perfected by Alfred Hitchcock, the cat-and-mouse crime thriller is practically as old as cinema itself. It has also become a staple of television in the binge-viewing age, in addictive series like “Fargo,” “Mindhunter” and “Narcos.”BBC America’s sleeper hit “Killing Eve,” which ends its first season Sunday at 8 p.m., is part of this trend — but you need only glance at its credits to get an idea of what distinguishes it from its peers.Based on a series of stories by Luke Jennings, “Killing Eve” follows the underachieving British intelligence agent Eve Polastri (the “Grey’s Anatomy” alum Sandra Oh, also an associate producer) as she tracks a glamorous, young female assassin known as Villanelle (Jodie Comer) across Europe. Spy thrillers almost never cast women as both the cat and the mouse, and this one also features an equally rare female presence behind the camera: The English writer and actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who created and starred in the pitch-black comedy “Fleabag,” is the series’s lead writer, showrunner and executive producer. Sandra Oh in “Killing Eve,” which ends its first season on Sunday night.CreditBBC America LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

Energy stocks weigh on Toronto market amid lower oil price Wall St

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s main stock index nose dived Wednesday as oil and gas company stocks fell sharply and shares of Valeant Pharmaceutical International, Inc. tumbled on low guidance.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 228.57 points to 15,442.68, led by a more than three per cent decline in the energy sector amid falling oil prices.The April crude contract was down US$1.37 to US$61.64 per barrel after a report showed that the amount of oil in American inventories rose more than analysts expected last week.The health-care sector was another major decliner on the TSX after Valeant said it won’t return to growth for another year. Its shares were down $2.74 or 11.54 per cent to $21.01 at the closing of markets Wednesday.“Valeant forecasted weaker than expected revenue for 2018 and said that they expect it to be another year before a significant turnaround is expected,” said Kathryn Del Greco, an investment adviser with TD Wealth.Much of the Quebec-based company’s decrease follows the sale of several companies, continued loss of patent exclusivity on some drugs and currency fluctuations.South of the border, stocks slumped on Wall Street, breaking the longest streak of positive monthly returns in the history of the Standard & Poor’s 500 index.The S&P 500 index was down 30.45 points to 2,713.83. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 380.83 points to 25,029.20 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 57.34 points to 7,273.01.Del Greco attributed the U.S. sell-off to remarks made Tuesday by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, who told Congress that he’s more optimistic about the economy. That led some investors to anticipate four rate increases for 2018, up from the three of last year.“He really did open the door to another rate hike,” she said. “The market didn’t initially react negatively but I think after further evaluation sold off. … And I think we’re seeing a continuation of that today.”Higher rates make bonds more attractive as investments and can divert buyers away from stocks. Worries that rates will rise higher and more quickly than the market expected helped trigger a 10 per cent tumble for stocks worldwide earlier this month.In currency markets, the Canadian dollar closed at an average trading value of 78.07 cents US, down 0.42 of a U.S. cent.Elsewhere in commodities, the April natural gas contract was down two cents at US$2.67 per mmBTU.The April gold contract was down 70 cents to US$1,317.90 an ounce and the May copper contract was down five cents to US$3.13 a pound.– With a file from The Associated Press.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version stated that the TSX energy sector declined by 6 per cent.last_img read more

UN Chief Thanks Morocco, Underlines Urgency for Inter-faith Dialogue

Marrakech – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday extended his thanks to Morocco for organizing a conference on the rights of religious minorities in Muslim lands, insisting on the necessity and urgency for Inter-faith dialogue.“Inter-faith dialogue is necessary and urgent.  Religious leaders have a responsibility to help heal differences in their communities, and to use their moral authority to promote inclusion, not exclusion; forgiveness, not vengeance; equality, not superiority.  Religion should be a bridge between people, not a wedge”, UN Chief said in a message to the conference “The rights of religious minorities in Muslim lands”, which kicked off Monday morning in Marrakech.“There are no quick remedies, and solutions will have to come from within”, he said, calling for common work to preserve and reinforce diversity and dignity across the Middle East. He noted that the United Nations would continue to support efforts to end the cycles of violence and discrimination, including through the Alliance of Civilizations initiative, the Human Rights up Front effort and the recently issued Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism.He stressed that the history of the Middle East is rich with examples of co-existence and pluralism, warning that today’s unresolved conflicts, violent extremism and injustice are endangering the region’s people, destroying centuries-old social fabrics and undermining economic and social progress.He said that while we rightly focus on the plight of religious minorities, we must take care not to inadvertently cause them to be perceived as somehow distinct from the diverse societies of which they are an integral part.As we seek to protect communities at risk today, we must also promote long-term stability and prevent identity-based politics from deepening and doing further damage, he added. read more

UN pushes for social schemes to protect poor at mere fraction of

14 February 2011The United Nations began laying the groundwork today for a global “social protection floor” that would guarantee food security, health services for all and old-age pensions, with a senior official stressing that all that is lacking is the political will for an initiative needing minimum investment. “Social security is a human right. We’ve forgotten that for a very long time, but roughly only 20 per cent of the global population has actually access to social protection mechanisms that actually provide them with a safety mechanism against food poverty at least,” said UN International Labour Organization (ILO) Social Security Department Director Michael Cichon.“And what’s a real scandal is you only need 2 per cent of global GDP [gross domestic product] to basically give security systems to all of the world’s poor,” he told a news conference in New York as the UN Commission for Social Development met to discuss social protection.Today’s session is in preparation for an ILO meeting in June with tripartite delegations of Governments, employers and workers from all 183 member States of the agency to draw up a long-term social protection strategy.At a meeting in Oslo last September, ILO Director-General Juan Somavia and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn agreed to explore the concept of a “social protection floor” for people living in poverty and those in vulnerable situations within the context of a medium to long-term strategy.“Social transfers are the most powerful tool that a country has to redistribute income and combat poverty,” Mr. Cichon said. “It has a direct impact on poverty, inequality, on social and economic development. In Europe and OECD [Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development] countries, 50 per cent of poverty is reduced by social transfers. And yet 80 per cent of the global population does not access.“Without investing in basic social protection you can’t grow at all. People that are hungry, people that are unhealthy, kids that haven’t been educated well and haven’t been nourished well will never be able to be productive and will never be able to have productive jobs and well-paid jobs in the formal economy. Without a basic investment in their health, their nutrition, and their well-being you will never be able to unblock economic growth to the extent we could.” He highlighted social transfers, social security, pensions, basic health care, basic family benefits as tangible elements, noting that in Brazil for example, the Bolsa Familia welfare programme, costing 0.5 per cent of GDP – “which is next to nothing” – reaches out to 25 per cent of the population and makes “an enormous difference” in poverty and inequality reduction.He described the social protection floor as a set of four entitlements guaranteeing basic income security for children, access to some social assistance for people of working age that prevents them from falling into absolute food poverty, a basic old-age pension for people over a certain age, and essential health services for all.“This isn’t Utopia,” Mr. Cichon. “We can do this with as little as 3 to 4 per cent in a developing country and it will reduce the poverty head count by about 40 per cent. And if you add basic health service you can add on another 20 per cent. I don’t know of any other policy instrument as powerful as that.“The key challenge is to effect a fiscal space for it,” he added, noting that the fiscal space in Africa grew by 4 per cent from 2004 to 2007. “There’s no reason why we shouldn’t cream off some of that in the next 10 years from basic transfers.” Currently the world spends 17 per cent on social protection, but that is 19 per cent in developed world and only 4 to 4.5 per cent in developing countries. “There’s a lot of policy space if there is the political will,” Mr. Cichon stressed.“The key is the political will. There’s no God-given economic law that says you shouldn’t spend more than X on your transfers and on preventing people from falling into deep poverty. There’s just a political decision to make a process that has to be reorganized.” In the current global economic crisis developed countries are looking to cut deficits and public expenditure, consolidate budgets and finance fiscal stimulus package by cutting back on social expenditure.“What it means in the end, and I think we should all understand that, is that the old, the disabled, the sick and the poor are going to pay for the crisis for the next few years,” Mr. Cichon warned. “And it’s a pretty straightforward message and a pretty perturbing message” read more

Enbridge teams with American firms to build Ohio natural gas pipeline

CALGARY — Enbridge Inc. and two American partners are planning to build a pipeline to connect natural gas from Ohio shale fields to markets in the U.S. Midwest and Ontario.The Calgary-based company, Spectra Energy Corp. and DTE Energy announced Tuesday they are teaming up on the Nexus Gas Transmission System.The cost of the 400-kilometre pipeline is expected to be between $1.2-billion and $1.5-billion, depending on its ultimate size, said Enbridge spokesman Larry Springer.“The larger the diameter, actually, the increased costs,” he said.[np-related]The companies will hold an open season later this year in which potential customers can bid for space on the pipeline, which is expected to have a capacity of one billion cubic feet per day.Results of that process should be known early next year.Ownership of the Nexus pipeline will be divided equally between Enbridge, Spectra and DTE.The pipeline will start in northeastern Ohio, make its way through southeastern Michigan and wind up in southern Ontario.The line will reach the Ontario market via the existing Vector pipeline system — currently a joint venture between Enbridge and DTE, which will soon include Spectra as a 20% owner.To make room for Spectra in that partnership, Enbridge’s ownership in Vector is expected to go from 60 to 48% and DTE’s is expected to go from 40 to 32%.Enbridge, Spectra and DTE aim to have the pipeline in service as early as November 2015, “depending on final market demand and commitments.”Spectra is a natural gas infrastructure company, focusing on gathering, processing, transmission, storage and distribution.Detroit-based DTE has electrical and natural gas utilities in Michigan, as well as storage, pipeline and other energy businesses.“I think what we’re seeing industry-wide is the demand growth is really coming from the power generation sector,” said Mark Bering, director of marketing for DTE pipelines.“I know everybody wants wind power and solar power, but those sources of generation need back up generation where there is no sun or there is no wind blowing — and a large part of that is coming from natural gas.” read more

Notley KXL does not lessen need for Energy East expanded Trans Mountain

Alberta|Calgary|Rachel Notley|YYC CALGARY – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says U.S. approval of the Keystone XL pipeline does not lessen the need for two other controversial proposals within Canada’s borders.U.S. President Donald Trump announced the green light for the line more than eight years after Calgary-based TransCanada first applied for a cross-border permit.Notley says pumping more Canadian crude to the U.S. Gulf Coast would mean a big boost in jobs and investment for the province’s economy.But she says other proposed pipelines that would connect oilsands crude to Canada’s Atlantic and Pacific coasts — Energy East and the Trans Mountain expansion — are also needed if the industry is to reduce its reliance on rail transport.Notley acknowledges Keystone XL still faces some barriers and says TransCanada is working hard to address concerns at the local level.She says it’s reasonable to expect construction may begin in eight to 12 months. by 660 NEWS Staff Posted Mar 24, 2017 4:52 pm MDT Last Updated Mar 24, 2017 at 4:52 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email (Lucas Meyer – 660 NEWS) Notley: KXL does not lessen need for Energy East, expanded Trans Mountain read more

Trafficking in children on the rise says new UN report

“Unfortunately, the report shows there is no place in the world where children, women and men are safe from human trafficking,” said UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov. “Official data reported to UNODC by national authorities represent only what has been detected. It is very clear that the scale of modern-day slavery is far worse,” he added. The situation is particularly bad for girls and women. According to the report report, girls make up 2 out of every 3 child victims. And together with women, they account for 70 per cent of overall trafficking victims worldwide. In some regions – such as Africa and the Middle East – child trafficking is a major concern, with children constituting 62 per cent of victims.Trafficking for forced labour – including in the manufacturing and construction sectors, domestic work and textile production – has also increased steadily in the past five years. About 35 per cent of the detected victims of trafficking for forced labour are female.However, no country is immune – there are at least 152 countries of origin and 124 countries of destination affected by trafficking in persons, and over 510 trafficking flows criss-crossing the world. “This needs to change,” Mr. Fedotov stressed. “Every country needs to adopt the UN Convention against Transnational Organised Crime and the protocol and commit themselves to the full implementation of their provisions,” he added.Often times, however, trafficking mostly occurs within national borders or within the same region, with transcontinental trafficking mainly affecting rich countries.“Even if most countries criminalize trafficking, many people live in countries with laws which are not in compliance with international standards that would afford them full protection, such as the Trafficking in Persons Protocol.” Mr. Fedotov said. There are, however, regional variations as to why people are trafficked in the first place. For example, victims in Europe and Central Asia are mostly trafficked for sexual exploitation, whereas in East Asia and the Pacific forced labour drives the market. In the Americas, the two types are detected in almost equal measure.The report found that most trafficking flows are interregional, and more than 6 out of 10 victims have been trafficked across at least one national border. The vast majority of convicted traffickers – 72 per cent – are male and citizens of the country in which they operate.The report also highlighted that impunity remains a serious problem: 40 per cent of countries recorded few or no convictions, and over the past 10 years there has been no discernible increase in the global criminal justice response to this crime, leaving a significant portion of the population vulnerable to offenders. read more

China Nonferrous investing 70 million in KAZ Minerals Koksay copper project

first_imgKAZ Minerals PLC announces an agreement to invest $70 million into the group’s Koksay project by China Nonferrous Metal Industry’s Foreign Engineering and Construction Company Ltd (NFC). Following the $70 million investment, which is subject to certain conditions precedent including regulatory approvals in Kazakhstan and China, NFC will hold a 19.4% stake in the Koksay project.Koksay is a potential open pit copper mine development project in Kazakhstan, located around 230 km from Almaty. The deposit has a mineral resource of 736 Mt at an average copper grade of 0.42%, with contained copper of 3.1 Mt.The $70 million to be invested into the project entity by NFC will be ring-fenced for the development of Koksay, including a feasibility study which will determine the detailed design for mining and processing operations and the associated capital budget. The Board will review the results of the feasibility study to assess how and when to proceed with the project.Oleg Novachuk, Chair, said: “We are pleased to welcome NFC as a partner in the Koksay project. We worked successfully with NFC in the construction of Bozshakol and Aktogay and we are looking forward to developing our relationship further as we assess this opportunity in Kazakhstan.”last_img read more

Kevin Owens reveals illness kept him off WWE TV this week

first_img WWE Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens posted the following on Twitter on Wednesday revealing an illness kept him off WWE television this past week as WWE sent him home to recover from the illness along with his son who he brought on the road.“Yes, it’s been a rough couple of days. Owen and I both got pretty sick but we’re back home with Karina and Élodie now so we’ll be ok. Thanks for everyone’s concern and support.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWhy WWE’s The Miz Won’t Stop Talking About His Newborn DaughterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:49/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 30.28%0:03Remaining Time -0:46 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Facebook Now Playing Up Next Kevin Owens sends cryptic NXT messages after being “fired” on Smackdown Live WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWE Why WWE’s The Miz Won’t Stop Talking About His Newborn Daughter Now Playing Up Next Twitter The Miz Videos Articles Andrade and Elias advance to the Quarterfinals of the 2019 King of the Ring tournament center_img Former WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ dies WWE Smackdown Live Preview: King of the Ring continues, Daniel Bryan vs. Buddy Murphy Maryse Pinterest Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE’s Kevin Owens Scheduled For Surgery Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Steve Austin Shares Praise and Criticism of SummerSlam Now Playing Up Next Google+last_img read more

Working in Clark County Deb Spofford textile designer

first_imgThe mornings of Deb Spofford’s workdays are marked by intention and inspiration. After a morning gym workout, she exercises her creative self with what she calls her “Good Morning Project,” an hour-long artistic warm-up unrelated to any project she might have underway at Made on 23rd, her Felida studio. When her assistant, Ben, arrives at 11 a.m., they get down to work designing, printing, drawing and sewing unique block-printed textiles targeted at custom interior designers and home stylists.“We produce it all. We create the woodblock, we print the fabric, heat set it, cut it and sew it. I love what I’m doing and feel happy to come to my studio every day.”Name: Deb SpoffordResidence neighborhood: FelidaBusiness name: Made on 23rd, 15700 N.W. 23rd Court, Vancouver. 360-606-9985, www.madeon23rd.com; Instagram: InspiringmaterialAge: 55Educational/professional background: I grew up in Boise, Idaho, and was hired right out of high school at Idaho National Bank and stayed there for seven years, eventually managing the long term escrow department. Subsequently, I earned a bachelor’s degree in business and accounting from Boise State University and went to work for an accounting firm in Corvallis, Ore. After one tax season coinciding with lots of child-rearing responsibilities, I decided that was enough accounting.I had always loved making stuff and had made a wooden Santa for my husband’s boss’ wife one Christmas. She loved it and encouraged me to write about projects for hobby magazines, something she had investigated for herself. I set a goal for that year to get one thing published in a magazine and sent six designs out — four were accepted! This was a sign that I was doing what I was supposed to be doing. I designed and created “how-to” projects for magazines and manufacturers in the hobby industry for 15 years. I was able to continue doing this no matter where my family moved all over the country.last_img read more

Man steals air compressor from Miami business

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A thief stole an air compressor from a South Florida business and police want him caught.The subject cut a fence to get into the property, on July 1, and when he headed to the back, police said he grabbed the air compressor and fled the scene.The burglary happened at Mr. Car Group along Northwest 36th Street and 12th Avenue.If you recognize the subject, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Painting crew argument leads to shooting assault arrest

first_imgAn argument between members of an Anchorage painting crew erupted into a shooting that left one man seriously wounded and another under arrest.Anchorage police say 53-year-old Jeffrey Allen Skillingstad was taken into custody on suspicion of felony assault, weapons misconduct and reckless endangerment.Police at 10:17 Wednesday took a call of a shooting on Lunar Drive west of Scenic Park Elementary School off Tudor Road.Police say Skillingstad was part of a three-person crew painting condos.An argument over painting equipment broke out. Police say Skillingstad shot one co-worker, striking him twice, and fled in a white van. He was arrested on Friendly Lane off Muldoon Road.Skillingstad was jailed with bail set at $250,000.Police say the shooting victim is expected to recover.last_img read more

Westlake leads Nageak as DOE works to resolve District 40 election

first_imgThe Alaska Division of Elections is still working to certify the results of the House race for the district that includes North Slope and Northwest Arctic boroughs.Listen nowDean Westlake is challenging Barrow Rep. Bennie Nageak in the Democratic primary; in 2014, Westlake lost the race by 131 votes. (Photo by Rachel Waldholz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Anchorage)Division Director Josie Bahnke said the division’s office in Juneau is waiting for the ballots to be mailed in from four precincts in District 40: Selawik, Browerville, Anaktuvuk Pass, and Ambler.Bahnke had said the election review board was aiming to certify the results on Monday. But that action is delayed until the division receives all of the ballots. Bahnke said she still expects to certify the results by Friday.“Right now, it’s just a matter of the mail service,” Bahnke said.Dean Westlake leads incumbent Representative Benjamin Nageak by 21 votes, according to last vote count.The trailing candidate or 10 qualified voters will have five days after the review is completed to ask for a recount.last_img read more

WATCH Micd up version of Jeff Fishers famous challenge flag disaster is

first_imgAll or Nothing: A Season with the Los Angeles Rams is Amazon’s documentary of the slow motion car accident that was the Rams first season back on the West coast.One moment that perfectly summed up the Rams’ disastrous season was now-fired head coach Jeff Fisher frantically searching through his jacket pockets in an attempt to find his challenge flag in a December game against the Pats in Foxboro.The most recent episode went inside the widely mocked viral moment during the past year, and showed a mic’d up Fisher living the embarrassing nightmare in real time. It turns out it was exactly as bad as it looked.The scene has some bad language, but it’s pretty funny.Remember Jeff Fisher’s challenge flag fiasco at Gillette last year? Here it is mic’d up, from the new “All or Nothing” season. pic.twitter.com/SwzwECGaFS— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) July 6, 2017last_img read more

CIE Tours to take Aussie Kiwi markets by storm

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: D.M Ireland’s largest coach touring company, C.I.E Tours International has unveiled a new marketing initiative with hopes to gain more momentum in the Australian and New Zealand markets. The campaign, tackling competitors head on, reveals €400 EUR savings passengers would make by booking a one week tour with C.I.E compared with similar product produced by other brands in the marketplace. Revealed to e-Travel Blackboard exclusively, Paul O’Neill, Manager, EMEA, Australasia said the marketing campaign is expected to boost interest for Australian and New Zealand customers, who are identified as key growth markets for the company, with a 50 per cent increase in business between 2009 and 2010. “The 400 EUR plus advantage shows 9 times out of 10 we are better value.  We expect to have another bumper year in the important Australian and New Zealand markets as figures are already looking up,” Mr O’Neill said. C.I.E’s Taste of Ireland tour operated from February to November is one of their best selling products in the region, according to Mr O’Neill, offering a diverse range of sightseeing options fitting into any itinerary. “All our tours are all-inclusive, so we don’t spend time selling options which are how we’re different,” Mr O’Neill said.“The value for money in Ireland is phenomenal, prices have dropped, now is the time to come.”last_img read more

Melb Airport augments China access

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T New direct flights to Melbourne Airport will make travel to Australia “easier and quicker” for Chinese visitors, according to Tourism & Transport Forum chief executive John Lee.Sichuan Airlines will operate non-stop flights from Chengdu to Melbourne three times per week, allocating an additional 44,200 passenger seats per year.“Aviation access and airline capacity is crucial to growing visitor numbers from China,” Mr Lee said.”However, Australia is not the only country to have recognised the potential of the Chinese outbound market, so building capacity – especially through direct flights – is vital to ensuring that we capitalise on this opportunity.”Chinese visitor numbers to Australia during August displayed definitive growth, with passenger numbers up 17.5 percent over the same period last year.Mr Lee said the new services will drive spending and support employment in Victoria and Australia.“They will [also] help to maximise the return on investment in marketing and promotion in China by both Tourism Victoria and Tourism Australia.”Chengdu has a population of more than 14 million people.“Direct flights make it easier and quicker for them to travel to Australia, increasing its appeal and competitiveness as a destination,” Mr Lee said.last_img read more

Top Stories

first_img Top Stories And what was that message to begin the team meeting this week?“You ain’t blank,” according to quarterback Carson Palmer, who cleaned up Arians’ vocabulary when retelling the story to reporters on Wednesday.“This team, when you think back to last year and being 8-1, 9-1 whatever it was,” Palmer continued, “you never felt like we’ve arrived, so I don’t see that being an issue for us this year. We handle the highs so well, and when the lows came, maybe we didn’t handle those as well as being patted on the back and tooting their own horn. We handled it very well last year and we are 2-0, love to be 3-0, but we realize it all means nothing.”The Cardinals are a popular subject right now and not just locally, but nationally as well.ESPN placed the Cardinals No. 3 in its latest power rankings, up three spots from a week ago, and trailing only New England and Green Bay.The experts see an offense that leads the league in both points (79) and touchdowns scored (11), a defense that’s yet to allow a second-half touchdown and a special teams unit that just delivered the second-longest play in NFL history, David Johnson’s 108-yard kickoff-return.“When they’re patting you on the back, they are looking for a soft spot, where to stick the knife,” Arians said. “The same guy patting us on the back may say we might lose the next 10 in a row. He might still be right.” Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Through the first two games this season, the Cardinals have outscored their opponents 79-42. The +37 point differential is the best in the league, just ahead of the New York Jets (+34).Sunday, the Cardinals play their first division game, hosting NFC West-rival San Francisco at University of Phoenix Stadium.Kickoff is scheduled for 1:05 p.m.“You got to win the West if you are going to go where you want to go, and San Francisco and Seattle have been the problem,” Arians said.Under Arians, the Cardinals are 5-7 against the division, including a 1-3 mark against both the Niners and Seahawks.Outside the division, they are 18-4.“We haven’t done anything, and I don’t believe anyone in our locker room is really reading their press clippings –well, maybe David (Johnson),” Mathieu said, laughing. “David is probably reading his; I mean, I’d be reading it, too. But, we got a great bunch. We got some good leaders on our team, so I think it’s easy to stay focused.“We understand the task at hand. Last year is a perfect example. We started out hot and we kind of hit a wall, so I think everybody is kind of reminded of last year and how it ended for us. We just want to put the pedal on the gas and just stay on it.” – / 44 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling TEMPE, Ariz. — Nine NFL teams are 2-0.The Arizona Cardinals are one of them.Over the past two seasons, nine of the 15 teams, including the Cardinals a year ago, that started 2-0 reached the playoffs.Going back 25 years, 63 percent of the teams that started 2-0 made the postseason.In other words, the Cardinals are in a pretty good spot; just don’t tell that to head coach Bruce Arians.“He was trying to send us a message this morning,” safety Tyrann Mathieu said. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Another thing that might have helped Gardeck stand out was his hair. Gardeck’s hair is long and blonde, with similar volume to that of the Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews.The attitude and hair led to Ron Wolfley of Doug & Wolf show on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station to nickname Gardeck “The Barbarian.”“You can’t be civilized and be called ‘The Barbarian’ so I had to let it out a little bit for him,” Gardeck said.“I just kind of always like to keep it different with the hair.”Gardeck seems to have embraced the nickname and even changed the name of his Twitter account to Gardeck the Barbarian.Check out some of “The Barbarian’s” hairdos over the years below.– / 5 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arizona Cardinals linebacker Dennis Gardek (92) stops running back Sherman Badie (45) during an NFL football practice, Monday, July 30, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories 2 Comments   Share   At the end of the weekend, four undrafted rookies secured spots on the Arizona Cardinals 53-man roster.One of them was linebacker Dennis Gardeck of Division II University of Sioux Falls.“It was pretty gratifying, but on the same token nothing is solidified yet and nothing is guaranteed in this league ever,” Gardeck said Monday.The “nothing is guaranteed” attitude Gardeck adopted surely helped him stand out during training camp.Related LinksArizona Cardinals announce official 53-man roster on deadline Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img4. Recon Instruments MOD LiveThe ultimate for snow-sport loving tech fans, these Alpine goggles (pictured right) are kitted with an HD display on the inside lens showing texts and GPS location plus real-time data and stats on your speed and performance. $240, reconinstruments.com5. UWater G4 Chrome MP3 PlayerThe manufacturers of this product claim it’s the world’s smallest 100% waterproof MP3 player. Ideal for singing in the shower and, as it’s protected from salt water, even scuba diving to your favourite soundtrack. $80, fitnesstechusa.com6. PowerbagLaptop? Check. Tablet? Check. Smartphone? Check. Backpack that keeps them full of juice all day long with built-in charger and cables to suit all devices? Check. $139-179, powerbag.com 10. Jetlev R200With a predicted ‘launch’ date of Spring 2012, the 20lbwater-propelled Jetlev R200 jetpack (pirctured right) uses water to propel the users 30ft in the air. While owning one of these may break the bank (an estimated £83k) the good news is they are to be made available for hire for just £150 a day. tbc, jetlev.comPics courtesy of polaroid.com, reconinstruments.com, sony.co.uk and jetlev.com10ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 1. Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera powered by AndroidLaunched at CES last month, the Polaroid SC1360 (pictured right) is backed by Google’s Android operating system and enables instant sharing through over 400,000 apps like Flickr and Twitter, as well as a 16.0 megapixel camera and 32GB memory via microSD card. £tbc, Polaroid.com/en/sc16302. i’M WatchA serious piece of futuristic tech for your wrist, the i’M Watch connects wirelessly to your smartphone via Bluetooth and displays your texts, emails and calls on a small colour screen so that you can quickly and easily keep in touch at the flick of a wrist. £129, imwatch.it3. Mushroom GreenZero Wall Travel ChargerUnlike most other chargers on the market, this little alien-like device shuts off the charge from the mains when your device is fully charged, stopping your battery from being overcharged making it the must have eco-friendly charger. $30, bracketron.com 7. Sony HMZ-T1Can’t bear to leave your home theatre behind? Then look no further than the Sony HMZ-T1 (pictured right), a head-mounted portable home cinema system with surround sound and a 150-inch HDTV screen projected to ‘appear’ 12 feet in front of you. £799, sony.co.uk8. TripButler WiFiTripButler is your very own rentable WiFi dongle which hooks up to as many as five devices, enabling you to stay connected when you’re on location and avoid nasty roaming charges in the process. That’ll be all, Jeeves. From $2, TripButler.com9. Jawbone UPThis battery-powered colour wristband works with a clever iPhone app to track your activities and measure your metabolism, and the alert feature is ideal to remind you to take some exercise on holiday. £79.99, jawbone.comcenter_img With a dizzying array of gadgets emerging every day, finding the right one for you can often be a difficult prospect – nowhere more so than in the field of travel, where the right gizmo can make or break your trip and transform an otherwise tedious journey.Phil Dalbeck, Skyscanner’s Tech Expert has been scouring the world for the latest in tip-top travel tech: “Travelling doesn’t mean gadget freaks need to be parted from their latest prize possession – in fact, we found that some of the best new gadgets emerging in 2012 are especially handy for being portable, rechargeable and most of all, fun!” he said.Phil presents you with his round-up of 2012’s best new travel gadgets. RelatedThe 12 best gadgets for every type of travelFind out which travel products really will make your holiday easier and more fun, with our guide to the best travel gadgets on the market. – Best gadgets for business travel and frequent flyers – Handy travel accessories for beach holidays – Top in-car tech for road trips – Space-saving…8 theft-proof travel accessories to keep your luggage and valuables safeWorried about keeping your valuables safe when you’re abroad? Well here are 8 theft-proof travel accessories to keep you and your luggage secure next time you jet-off. From TSA suitcase locks to super-secret money belts, buy yourself peace of mind with these great travel gadgets.8 best geek things to see and do in TokyoLove technology and gadgets? Take a tour of 8 of the best hi-tech attractions on the ultimate geek’s adventure in Tokyo.last_img read more