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14 January 2008Alan Doss, the new United Nations envoy to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has met with the country’s President and other officials on issues of peace, security and development in the strife-torn nation. Mr. Doss, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN peacekeeping operation in the DRC, known as MONUC, met yesterday with President Joseph Kabila in the capital Kinshasa, UN spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters in New York. He assured the President that he intended to contribute to the consolidation of peace in the DRC, and also reaffirmed the UN’s support for the President’s initiative on the conference on peace, security and development in the country’s north-eastern Kivu provinces, which began on 6 January.The conference is being held in Goma, the capital of North Kivu province, where fighting has escalated in recent months between Government troops and rebels allied with the dissident army general, Laurent Nkunda, forcing hundreds of thousands of civilians to flee their homes.This weekend the conference heard presentations by South Kivu community leaders and by representatives of various armed groups opposed to the Government. It is expected to conclude on 17 January.Today, Mr. Doss met with the President of the Senate and later with the Prime Minister, whom he assured of MONUC’s firm commitment in helping the Government restore its authority across the vast country, Ms. Montas added. Although the DRC held its first democratic elections in over four decades in 2006, solidifying its transition from a six-year civil war that cost 4 million lives, fighting has continued in the volatile east of the vast country. read more

Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. will sell as much as 30 per cent of Brit Plc to the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System two months after agreeing to buy the Lloyd’s of London insurer for US$1.88 billion.Fairfax said Wednesday it reached an agreement with OMERS, which oversees US$52 billion in pension assets, to sell the stake at US$4.30 a share, equivalent to the cash offer that the Toronto-based insurer is paying Brit’s shareholders. Omers doesn’t currently own any shares in Brit.Apax Partners, Omers Private Equity Inc said to hand over publisher Nelson Education Ltd to fundsCanadian pension funds scoop up US$2.75B in U.S. commercial property in first half of JanuaryPrivate-equity firms Apollo Global Management and CVC Capital Partners Ltd., which control about 73 per cent of Brit shares, agreed to sell the company on Feb. 17. They were among investors that sold stock in Brit’s Initial public offering in March that raised 240 million pounds and valued the shares at 240 pence (US$3.54) apiece.— With assistance from Kiel Porter in London. Bloomberg News read more

Shaylayna Staats makes fireworks in a Brock lab as part of the new Bridging Our Worlds Through Science program. Yellow fireworks, explains lab instructor Sergio Paone, get their colour from ordinary table salt.About 25 Six Nations students are at Brock this week for a two-day program to encourage their interest in science.Bridging Our Worlds Through Science is May 11 and 12 at the St. Catharines campus. The program includes hands-on lab projects, recreational activities and presentations by Aboriginal scientists.“Aboriginal students are woefully under-represented in science and health sciences,” said Joe Engemann, the assistant professor of Education who conceived the program. “We want to encourage them to consider these areas of study for their future. This program is a first step in that direction.”The Grade 10 students attend various high schools in the Grand Erie District School Board. This is the program’s inaugural year, but Engemann and the program’s co-ordinator, assistant professor Kamini Jaipal-Jamani, expect to hold it every year with an increasing number of students.Sponsors cover the cost of the workshops, meals, transportation and accommodation in Brock’s residence rooms. Workshops include:Flames, Fireworks and ExplosionsCoffee Cups, DNA and SlimeGeology of the Great Lakes Region – a First Nations PerspectiveLaser HolographyAmanda Hill, a third-year Community Health Sciences student, is one of several program volunteers from Brock’s Aboriginal community. Grade 10, Hill said, is a time when students are pressured to determine a career path.“This gives them an opportunity to get out in the world and see labs and experiments, and experience the university environment,” she said.The program has been developed in collaboration with Deneen Montour, GEDSB Native advisor.Link:• Bridging Our Worlds information (PDF)Shelby Bomberry, left, and Amanda Longboat make mirrors in a lab workshop at the two-day Bridging Our Worlds Through Science event. read more

first_imgThere is no question that having Wolverine claws is intimidating, but wouldn’t it be better if they were also electrified? All it takes to make that happen is some mechanical skill, wiring work, and a blatant disregard for your personal safety. I’m sure most Geek.com readers have those in spades.YouTuber and polite Canadian Master James has hacked together just such an instrument of death. The claws themselves were a custom job he worked on long before the notion of electrifying them ever came to mind. Each of the six blades is made from aluminum because it was easy to machine. After being sanded, sharpened, and welded, Master James had them electroplated with nickel.As for the outrageously dangerous part, he was inspired by a recent Hackaday video featuring the electrified Thor’s hammer. That device is a foam shell built around an 80,000 volt tesla coil. The basic nature of the Wolverine claws made that course of action implausible.To make the lightning claws happen, Master James rigged up the transformer from an old oil furnace. The wiring was fed into the two sets of claws, and James gave it a test run for your video amusement. While much of this project seems ill advised, the claws were at least held in place with pliers covered in electrical tape.Sure enough, the slightest touch of the claws produces an arc of electricity. Master James says he isn’t sure how much power the transformer puts out, but considering the size of the arc and insulation properties of air, he’s seeing somewhere in the neighborhood of 20,000-30,000 volts. Yeah, that’ll ruin your day.If you decide to try something like this, do be careful. But also get a video.last_img read more

first_imgAriane 5 : la fusée doit décoller ce soirGuyane, France – Le premier lancement de l’année d’une fusée Ariane 5 est prévu pour ce soir, après avoir été reporté à trois reprises depuis le 24 mars.Ce cinquantième tir d’une Ariane 5 et le premier de l’année sera effectué depuis la base de Kourou, en Guyane française. Le lancement est prévu dans la nuit de vendredi à samedi entre 0h01 et 0h44, heure de Paris.À lire aussiGrâce à un satellite éteint, des scientifiques découvrent des structures cachées sous l’AntarctiqueAprès avoir dû reporter ce tir à trois reprises, Arianespace a mis en place un groupe de travail chargé de comprendre et de corriger l’anomalie qui a empêché la fusée de décoller. D’après les résultats de cette enquête, c’est un défaut de fabrication d’un détendeur d’Ariane qui en serait responsable.La mission d’Ariane 5 est de placer sur orbite deux satellites de télécommunications, ASTRA-3B et le satellite militaire allemand COMSATBw-2. Il s’agit de la 194e mission d’une fusée Ariane depuis le premier lancement opéré en décembre 1974.Le 21 mai 2010 à 16:31 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgThe Cyrus Mistry-Tata Group row is getting murkier by the day. Mistry, who was ousted as chairman of Tata Group on Monday, has hit back at the company’s board of directors and his successor Ratan Tata in particular.In an emailed statement to the company running into five pages, Mistry attacked Tata Group in a series of allegations, which included fraudulent transactions, and also warned of a potential $18 billion write-down, the Times of India reported.Mistry went on to add that the Tata Nano (Ratan Tata’s dream) project had failed and was required to be shut down in a bid to revive Tata Motors. “Emotional reasons alone have kept us away from this crucial decision. Another challenge in shutting down the Nano is that it would stop the supply of the Nano gliders (shells) to an entity that makes electric cars and in which Mr Tata has a stake,” he said. A helpless chairmanMistry also spoke about certain flawed strategies of the company and certain “questionable transactions.” He also said he had inherited five “hemorrhaging businesses” namely Indian hotels, Tata Motors, Tata Steel Europe, Tata Power Mundra and Teleservices, which may be required to be written down.”On the performance of the portfolio, as you are aware from my presentations to you in the recent past, if we look at the aggregate data between 2011 and 2015 and limit the analysis largely to the legacy hotspots (IHCL, Tata Motors, Tata Steel Europe, Tata Power Mundra and Teleservices), it will show that the capital employed in these companies has risen from Rs 1,32,000 crore to Rs 1,96,000 crore (due to operational losses, interest and capex),” Mistry added.”This figure is close to the net worth of the group, which is at Rs 1, 74,000 crore. A realistic assessment of the fair value (of) these businesses could potentially result in a write-down over time of about Rs 1, 18, 000 crore.”Mistry further said that prior to his appointment, he was assured he will be given a free hand and that the previous chairman was to step back and be available for guidance and advice as when needed. But he said “the articles of association were modified, changing the rules of engagement between the trusts, the board of Tata Sons, the chairman and operating companies,” after his appointment, the Indian Express reported.last_img read more

Boat capsize kills 2

first_imgMap of SunamganjTwo people, including a woman, were killed and five others injured as a boat capsized in Jorsingha haor in the south upazila of Sunamganj due to strong waves on Sunday afternoon.The deceased are Hosne Ara, 26, wife of Sajidur Rahman, a resident of Ukargaon village in the upazila, and Emdadul Haque, 60, son of late Furkan Ali of Jallabad village in Jamalganj upazila of the district.Officer-in-charge of South Sunamganj police station Md Iftekhar Hossain Chowdhury said the boat carrying seven people sank around 5:00pm after being caught in a storm.Two people on board drowned in the haor while five others managed to swim ashore, he added.last_img read more

3 minors drown in Sherpur

first_img.Three minor boys drowned in a water body in Kauner char of Sribordi upazila in Sherpur district on Wednesday night.The deceased are Nur Mohammad, 7, son of a certain Fakir Ali, Mohammad Ali, 7, son of one Shukur Ali and Riyad Mia, 6, son of one Sohrab Ali of the village, reports UNB.The three children slipped into the water body while playing near the bank of it in the afternoon, Sribordi police station officer-in-charge Rezaul Haq said.In the evening, locals found Nur Mohammad floating on the water body, he said.On information, divers from local fire service went to the spot and recovered all the bodies from there around 10:30pm, the OC added.last_img read more

Pakistan court orders release of Nawaz Sharif

first_imgIn this file photo taken on 14 September 2018 former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif (C) arrives to attend the funeral prayer of his late wife Kulsoom Nawaz in Lahore. AFPA Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, suspending their sentences pending an appeal hearing, his lawyer said.“Today, the Islamabad High Court has suspended the verdict against Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and his son-in-law Captain Safdar and ordered to release them on bail until a final decision,” Khawaja Haris, Sharif’s lawyer, told AFP.last_img read more

568 Eid congregations in Dhaka

first_imgThe main Eid congregation will be held at the Jatiya Eidgah Maidan at 8.30am. Photo: Abdus SalamA total of 568 Eid congregations will be held in the capital under two city corporations on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.Of those, 298 Eid congregations will be held under the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and the rest 270 Eid congregations under the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC).The main Eid congregation will be held at the Jatiya Eidgah Maidan at 8.30am. Baitul Mukarram National Mosque senior pesh imam Hafez Muhammad Mizanur Rahman will lead the first Eid Jamaat here.A total of five Eid congregations will be held at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque. The first jamaat will be held at 7:00am, the second at 8:00am, the third at 9:00am, the fourth at 10:00am and the last jamaat will be held at 10.45am.Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) mayor Mohammad Sayeed Khokon visited the Jatiya Eidgah Tuesday.“Law enforcement agencies have been given the responsibility of maintaining security of the Jatiya Eidgah as the venue is quite ready to hold the Eid Jamaat,” DSCC mayor Sayeed Khokon said, adding that over one lakh people will be able to take part in the jamaat at the Jatiya Eidgah.Over 5000 women will be able to take part in the Eid jamaat at the Jatiya Eidgah and necessary arrangement has already been made in this regard, he said.The Jatiya Eidgah has been covered with the plastic clothes considering the inclement weather.The President, ministers, the chief justice, member of parliaments and diplomats are expected to take part in the Eid Jamaat at the Jatiya Eidgah.The Eid congregation also will be held at 8am at the south plaza of the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban.The Chief Whip and whips of the Jatiya Sangsad, members of the cabinet, lawmakers and employees of the parliament secretariat will take part in the Eid congregation along with the local people.A total of two Eid congregations will be held at the Dhaka University central mosque -Masjidul Jamia. The first congregation will be held at 8:00am and the second one at 9:00am.Besides, Eid congregations will be held at the field adjacent to Salimullah Muslim Hall at 8:00am and the ground adjacent of Shahidullah Hall main gate at 8:00am.Eid congregation will be held at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) premises.Three Eid congregations will be held at Dewan Bagh Sharif at Arambagh-the first jamaat at 8:00am, the second one at 9.30am and last one at 10:00am.One of the biggest Eid congregations of the country will be held at Solakhia in Kishorganj.All necessary arrangements have been completed to hold the 192nd Eid congregation at Solakhia. The congregation will be held at 10:00am and Mawlana Farid Uddin Masud will lead the Eid congregation.last_img read more

KMC starts special drive to collect house tax arrears worth Rs 4700

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will launch a special drive to collect house tax arrears worth Rs 4,700 crore, Deputy Mayor Atin Ghosh said on Tuesday.This is for the first time in the history of the KMC since the Mayor-in-Council system was introduced in 1985 that sincere attempts are being made to collect house tax arrears. Earlier, the state government had allowed waiver scheme twice, namely, between 2000 and 2005 when Subrata Mukherjee was the Mayor and again between 2010 and 2016 when Sovan Chatterjee was the Mayor. But on both the occasions, the KMC could not collect the entire house tax arrears. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedGhosh held meetings with senior officials of the Assessment department to prepare the blueprint that will be followed to collect house tax arrears. The officials of the Assessment department representing various divisions will give the lists containing the names of the tax defaulters to Ghosh who in turn will pass them on to the Councilors. The latter will visit their houses and if they agree to clear the dues, then the KMC will waive 50 percent of the interest and 99 percent of the penalty. If property tax is not paid on time then the KMC imposes 12 percent interest and 15 percent penalty. Ghosh said he has fixed a target of collecting tax arrears which the Assessment department will have to meet by March 31. From April 1 to May 30, the Assessment department officials will have to submit lists of properties that have not been assessed to Ghosh. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseHe added that the officials will have to inform about the number of pending files twice a month. Ghosh maintained that in South Kolkata, the house tax dues will be around Rs 969.54 crore. In North Kolkata, it is around Rs 640 crore. In Jadavpur, the house tax arrears will be around Rs 129 crore while in Behala, it is almost Rs 160.50 crore. In Garden Reach, the outstanding will be around Rs 22.42 crore while tax from Tollygunge would amount to Rs 260.31 crore. The heavy loss in revenue which the KMC is facing now is the handiwork of the erstwhile Left Front government. The party leaders have told thousands of house tax owners in Behala, Jadavpur and Garden Reach areas, known as the added areas in KMC’s parlance, not to pay property taxes. Kamal Basu, who was the Mayor from 1985 to 1990, sent a team comprising officials of the Assessment department to take stock of the buildings in the added areas and impose a property tax. The officials were beaten up by locals at the instruction of the CPI(M) leaders in Behala in 1986. Following this, the drive was suspended forever. Ghosh said in case of housing complexes if the flat owners’ associations want a meeting with the KMC officials on house tax arrears, then if informed beforehand, he would attend the meetings. Ghosh is very hopeful about the collection of the house tax arrears.last_img read more

Civil Rights hero John Lewis endorses gay candidate running for governor

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Lewis received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011. | Photo: Wikimedia/US Congress eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Recently, he got a huge endorsement from Civil Rights hero John Lewis.In the 1960s, Lewis became one of the original 13 Freedom Riders. He also helped organize the March on Washington in 1963. The march ended with Martin Luther King, Jr.’s celebrated ‘I Have a Dream’ speech.In 1965, he led marchers across Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. The day became known as Bloody Sunday.He is currently a member of the House of Representatives from Georgia and has been serving since 1987.Polis posted a video of Lewis’ endorsement on Facebook.Intersectional support‘Not long ago,’ Lewis begins in the video. ‘Only 58 people in all of Congress had the courage to say, “We must start to impeach Donald Trump.” Jared Polis is one of those few leaders.’The video shows Polis and Lewis together.‘Courageous enough to vote to end Donald Trump’s presidency. Jared and I have worked together for years to expand civil rights and to make healthcare more affordable to millions.‘I’m proud to call Jared my friend. He has the courage to be a great governor for Colorado.’26 June is the primary election for Polis. If he wins, he’ll move into the general election scheduled for 6 November, the day of midterms.Come November, LGBTI leaders could make more history.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Jared Polis is one of several LGBTI candidates running for office in the US this year. He’s a Democrat from Colorado who’s hoping to become the country’s first openly gay man elected as governor. Fact check: What is Mike Pence’s record on LGBT rights?Bermuda Tourism and LGBT Discrimination: Governor John Rankins has to decidePolitician on track to become first openly gay US governorRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/john-lewis-endorses-gay-candidate-governor/last_img read more

Qantas… Y care Gen Y

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: K.W Younger Australians are not fazed with seeing Qantas “sink or swim”, according to a recent survey commissioned by the Australian International Pilots’ Association (AIPA).Nearly 40 percent of people surveyed aged 18 to 24 admitted to no emotional attachment to the flag carrier, compared to just 21 percent of voters aged 55 to 64 years.AIPA president and airline captain Barry Jackson told news.com.au that it was a problem that one of the best travelled generations, Generation Y, was aloof when it came to the national carrier.”That’s probably because they haven’t grown up with Qantas (in public ownership),” captain Jackson continued, questioning who (if Virgin?) would be our national carrier in the future.Captain Jackson said as the younger generation grows older they may recognise and appreciate a carrier that is flown by Australians for Australians.Maybe the launched of the new advertising campaign; employing a modernised, digitally enhanced and Australian-focused approach titled ‘You’re The Reason We Fly’ which targets Australian consumers through encouraging interactive, online involvement and digital advocacy will appeal to Generation Y. last_img read more

Tromberg Law Group Expands Into Virginia

first_img Share March 29, 2019 1,027 Views Tromberg Law Group, one of the largest woman-owned creditor firms in Florida, is now expanding into Virginia with a new office located in the heart of Richmond, the state capital. Firm owner Andrea Tromberg acquired Gladstone Law Group in 2017, the firm at which she had served as Managing Partner since 2011, and immediately began looking for opportunities to expand beyond Florida and Puerto Rico.Tromberg brought on Kelly Gring, an attorney based in the city of Richmond, Virginia. Gring graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2005 and earned her law degree from the University of Richmond’s T.C. William’s School of Law in December 2007. Gring has been practicing in the field of creditor’s rights since 2008.Gring is licensed to practice in the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, as well as the Eastern and Western District Bankruptcy Courts of Virginia, and became licensed to practice law in the state of Georgia in 2016. She is a seasoned litigator and has appeared in most of Virginia’s 133 state courts, the Eastern District of Virginia, and both the Eastern and Western District of Virginia Bankruptcy Courts with regularity.Gring was the founding member of the American Legal and Financial Network’s Junior Executives and Professional’s (JPEG) group, and was a Picture the Future winner for the JPEG group. Gring has served on the ALFN’s board of directors since 2013. She has spoken on numerous panels at ALFN events and other continuing legal education seminars on topics including nonjudicial foreclosure in Virginia, title curative measures, moving into management, and how to bridge the age gap between baby boomers and younger generations.In this market, which has seen great ups and downs, Tromberg believes, “There is always room for success when you have excellent lawyers, amazing staff, and a dedicated team. I could not do this without the support of my staff, Kelly Gring, and our clients that believe in our firm.” in Headlines, journal, Newscenter_img Tromberg Law Group Expands Into Virginia Andrea Tromberg Company News Tromberg Law Group 2019-03-29 David Whartonlast_img read more

LISTEN Steve Keim AZ Cardinals GM

first_imgLISTEN: Steve Keim, AZ Cardinals GM Keim added that while the offensive line needs to protect Palmer better, starting with left tackle Levi Brown, he thought guard Daryn Colledge, center Lyle Sendlein and right tackle Eric Winston played hard. With Winston in particular, Keim praised how well he battled against Rams defensive end Chris Long, one of the best in the league at his position.“The thing about Eric Winston, not everything he does may be pretty, but he’s a guy that’s just savvy and understands how to get things done,” Keim said.Another standout on offense for the Cardinals was wide receiver Andre Roberts, who had a great day with eight receptions for 97 yards. “(Roberts) made some clutch catches in some contested situations,” Keim said. “It was nice to see him come through (Sunday) and really put it all together.”Other players that Keim felt good about were wide receiver Michael Floyd and running back Rashard Mendenhall, who Keim thinks can be the team’s answer at the position going forward.“I think Rashard Mendenhall with his ability to break tackles, his foot speed and his elusiveness, I think he’ll do some good things for us this year,” Keim said. Though clearly disappointed by his team’s loss, Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim thought there were a lot of positives to take away from Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Rams.On Arizona Sports 620’s Doug & Wolf Show Monday, Keim said that there were plenty of good performances to build on going forward for the Cardinals, namely the play of new quarterback Carson Palmer.“I thought Carson did a nice job and it was nice to see a real NFL quarterback out there spinning the rock,” Keim said, referring to last year’s mess at the position. He wasn’t entirely satisfied with the team’s defensive performance though, pointing to blown coverages and missed tackles and stressing they were going to be working on fixing that before their next game this Sunday against the Detroit Lions. Your browser does not support the audio element. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img Top Stories – / 27 0 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

So I said You know what Mr B Im looking fo

first_img“So I said, ‘You know what, Mr. B., I’m looking for a raise, actually. I think that I’ve played well, blah blah blah,’” Green recalled. “And he looks at me and he says, ‘Roy, you’re overpaid right now.’”Green said he wanted to laugh at the time but had to keep a straight face because, you know, he was negotiating.“In a few minutes when I got outside the office, man, I was dying — I couldn’t wait to tell the guys what he had told me,” Green recalled.Now 58, Green said there are plenty of fond memories from his time in the NFL and with the Cardinals. On Wednesday, he seemed to enjoy talking about them all.Aside from a Week 17 loss to the Washington Redskins in 1984 that kept the team out of the playoffs, Green said his biggest disappointment is not winning a championship in Arizona.“I love it. I love the way the fans received us when we came here, they gave us everything we needed,” he said. “The support — they’re very, very good to me. I love being in this community. There’s no other place I want to be, and this is the place to be, for sure.”Come Oct. 2, he will never leave. TEMPE, Ariz. — Few sports-related press conferences are filled with as many smiles and as many memories as the one held Wednesday at the Arizona Cardinals’ training facility when Roy Green was formally announced into the team’s Ring of Honor.There were also laughs. Lots of laughs.It was a celebratory occasion, just as it will be at halftime on Oct. 2 when the Cardinals host the Los Angeles Rams. That’s when Green will join 15 other Ring of Honor members at University of Phoenix Stadium. One memory was playing on the team as it made the move from St. Louis to Arizona. Green will be the first player who played for the team in both locales to enter the Ring of Honor.“It’s very special to me to have a lineage there in St. Louis and to be a part of the first National Football League team here in Arizona,” Green said. “To know that as long as football is played here my name is going to be in the rafters there.”Green admitted his youngest granddaughter is a big Larry Fitzgerald fan but even though she wears No. 11 to games, he will be able to point to the rafters and show her that he used to be pretty good, too.Ironically, it is Fitzgerald who erased Green’s name from the top of the Cardinals’ pass-catching record books. As of now Green is second in total receiving yardage as well as touchdown catches. He ranks fourth in career receptions — behind Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin and Larry Centers — and is third in individual combined yardage behind Fitzgerald and Stump Mitchell.Not bad for a fourth-round pick out of Henderson State who said he wasn’t supposed to be in the NFL.Green told a story about how his college coach had to convince NFL scouts to check him out, calling every team in the league in order to make it happen. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo His coach, apparently, told the scouts that he had a player they needed to see. If he was not good enough, then they would never have to visit the school to scout prospects again.“From that I got my opportunity, thankfully, with the Cardinals,” Green said, noting 2016 Cardinals draft pick Robert Nkemdiche’s comments about Arizona being the right place for him. “I was meant to be here and I felt like that throughout my entire career and I feel like that now.”Green went on to play two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles after leaving the Cardinals, but there is no question about which bird he relates to more.What accomplishment is he most proud of?Being told he was a great teammate tops Green’s list. But he was more than that for the Cardinals, which is why Bidwill said he had been thinking about getting Green’s name into the Ring of Honor for a while.“Look at that Ring of Honor as a special place and you want to put special players in there,” he said. “And you look at Roy’s complete body of work and offense, defense; back in the day when we had a 45-man roster limit, he was our emergency quarterback and also ran the scout team as the quarterback in practice. “And he’s somebody that I grew up around with, my sister is here in the back, she grew up around him. It was before free agency when players were with you for their whole career, virtually,” Bidwill added. “You think about the great competitors, the great people, the great players that we had that you had great confidence that you could throw the ball to them and they’d make a play and that they were giving it their all, and there’s no doubt that Roy Green earned that right to be in the Ring of Honor, and I was excited to share the news with him and it was a great moment that we shared as I shared the news with him.”In less than five months, Green will be the 16th name in a list of players to be enshrined at UofP Stadium. As a member of the Cardinals’ broadcast team, he will have ample chances to see his name in the rafters, and every fan who enters the building after Week 4 will have an opportunity to learn more about one of the franchise’s best players.But for all the things Green was good at, there was apparently one thing he was not: negotiating.For six years of his career, Green was his own agent and once as his contract was running out, he went to speak with Bill Bidwill about not playing out his option and instead signing a new contract. Comments   Share   Roy Green (left) and Michael Bidwill share a laugh during a press conference to announce Green will be inducted into the Cardinals’ Ring of Honor on Oct. 2. Top Stories On Wednesday, Green and team president Michael Bidwill reminisced about the latter’s time as a Cardinals ball boy and Green’s fondness for his teammates, including Arizona Sports 98.7 FM personality Ron Wolfley.But center to it all was Green, who in 12 seasons with the St. Louis and Phoenix Cardinals caught 522 passes for 8,496 yards and 66 touchdowns. He added another 1,932 yards and one touchdown as a kick returner and intercepted four passes.There’s a reason he’s going into the Ring of Honor, though the news came as a surprise to Green.“I found out a few weeks ago, had no idea what was going on,” said Green, who now works on the Cardinals’ broadcast team. “All I knew was I was called up to the offices, and in my experience that’s always been a bad thing. So all these thoughts were going through my head, and I got up and Michael and I, we visited for a moment, talked about a couple of things, and he told me the plan, that I was going into the Ring of Honor.“I was overwhelmed, first and foremost, had no idea it was happening.”Green said he felt “like a baby” at that point as moments from his career flashed before his eyes. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img“I’m sure he was calling to (explicit) with me,” said GM Steve Keim after missing a phone call from Cleveland.Related LinksKeim: Cardinals got ‘5th-best player’ when drafting Byron MurphyRookies feel the Kyler Murray buzz at Cardinals mini-campLike Kyler Murray, Cardinals’ Andy Isabella is an undersized underdog“You told me to go dark, was I dark enough?” Keim said to Dorsey when he called the Browns GM back. “You joking? You trying to reach me at a fragile moment? Holler at me if anything comes up.”This isn’t exclusively a Keim and Dorsey thing.Apparently, Dorsey has a habit of ringing the GMs he knows well during the draft.The Indianapolis Colts’ draft-day look-in also includes their general manager, Chris Ballard, taking a meaningless phone call from Dorsey.“I’m working,” Ballard said while on the clock, slamming the phone down and laughing about hanging up on Dorsey.“John’s like a brother,” the Colts GM explained in a post-draft interview. “Every year during draft day, when we get on the pick I always get this call from Dorsey. I always know if it’s on the pick that … he’s joking and trying to get me riled up in the middle of making a decision.”Dorsey helped Cleveland turn things around last year, yet it was Ballard who earned the NFL Executive of the Year award. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 1 Comments   Share   For his draft-day efforting in fun, we think Dorsey deserves more consideration for such honors. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories It’s always fun to see the guts of an NFL Draft war room.In-house media teams have given us quite the insight into the biggest moments of the most exciting three days of the offseason. While watching players learn of their pro destinations tug at our hearts and off-the-cuff trade calls allow fans to witness the drama, mini-documentaries have also showed the lighter side of NFL executives.Namely, the pranks.On the latest episode of Cardinals Flight Plan, the Arizona Cardinals kicked off the picking, but they didn’t select Kyler Murray No. 1 before receiving a very unimportant phone call from Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

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first_img A Cape Breton teenager said she was almost moved to tears when she learned her Mi’kmaq rendition of The Beatles’ classic song “Blackbird” had earned her a shoutout from none other than Paul McCartney. Emma Stevens is pictured in an undated publicity handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Carter Chiasson, *MANDATORY CREDIT* AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A Cape Breton teenager said she was almost moved to tears when she learned her Mi’kmaq rendition of The Beatles’ classic song “Blackbird” had earned her a shoutout from none other than Paul McCartney.Emma Stevens said she and her music teacher, Carter Chiasson, first heard McCartney had singled her out for praise through comments on YouTube. They didn’t believe it until they saw video of the comments.“I wanted to cry,” she said.The McCartney moment was surreal for the 10th grader, who said she learned to love The Beatles thanks to her father, whom she described as a “superfan.”“I grew up on that stuff,” she said. “He used to play The Beatles all the time when I was a kid.”In concert footage published Sunday on Twitter by the United Nations’ human settlements and youth branch, McCartney praises Stevens’ recording and encourages his fans to look it up online.“There’s an incredible version a Canadian girl has done, you can see it on YouTube. It’s in her native language,” McCartney told fans in Lexington, Ky.“It’s really cool. Check it out,” he said a moment later.Stevens and her classmates at Allison Bernard Memorial High School in Eskasoni, N.S., recorded the song to highlight the United Nations’ International Year of Indigenous Languages, which seeks to raise awareness of threats to Indigenous languages across the world.Chiasson produced the video, and the lyrics were translated into Mi’kmaq by another community member, Katani Julian.Chiasson said “Blackbird” was chosen partly because of its melody, but also because of what he describes as its “hidden social message.”“Paul actually wrote it in response to racism he witnessed towards black women when he was younger, so there are some parallels with that and what First Nations people, especially young female First Nations people, are experiencing in Canada today,” he said in a phone interview.As of Tuesday evening, the video had been viewed more than 540,000 times since it was uploaded to YouTube on April 25.Stevens’ performance earned her worldwide attention, including a trip to a UN-Habitat Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya, where she performed last week and delivered a short speech that highlighted the plight of missing and murdered Indigenous girls and women in Canada.At 16, Stevens is already a seasoned performer who has been singing publicly in public since the age of 10.She said that while all the attention makes her a bit “anxious,” she’s also excited to share her native language, and hopefully inspire young Indigenous people to reconnect with it.“There are some kids who speak it in our community, but not a lot,” she said. “They’re starting to speak English more because none of their friends understand it, and I kind of want to change that.”In the future, she said she’s like to record an album. She’s also working on a new original song about missing and murdered Indigenous women, which she and Chiasson are hoping to release in July.McCartney is the writer and original performer of “Blackbird,” which first appeared on The Beatles’ self-titled 1968 album, known as the White Album. The 76-year-old did not publicly respond to a tweet from UN-Habitat Youth proposing a duet with Stevens when his current tour comes to Vancouver on July 6.Stevens, however, is more than willing.“Yeah, hit me up!” she said, when asked about the possibility of a duet with the famous ex-Beatle.Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press by Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 5, 2019 1:00 am PDT ‘I wanted to cry:’ Nova Scotia teen thrilled with McCartney shoutoutlast_img read more

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