Thieves looking for big scores with stolen truck tailgates BC police

first_imgABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Truck owners in four Vancouver-area communities are being warned about thieves targeting vehicles for their pricey tailgates.Const. Ian MacDonald of the Abbotsford Police Department says over 80 tailgates have been stolen in the city since early 2016 as well as in Mission, Chilliwack and Langley.Charges have been laid against one man in connection to three thefts, and MacDonald says Abbotsford police are working with other jurisdictions to find more suspects.The bulky pieces of metal may seem difficult to steal, but MacDonald says the act of lowering a tailgate is unlikely to draw much suspicion from onlookers.He says once the gate is lowered, it’s relatively easy for someone to cut cables and lift the piece from a vehicle.MacDonald says thieves could sell the parts for up to $6,000 but replacing a tailgate can cost up to $10,000.“The ease and lucrative nature of it is really quite astonishing,” he says. “If every tailgate represents a $1,000 to $3,000 haul, it makes it a little bit more worthwhile to lug that very conspicuous item out of there.”Police say thieves seem to be targeting various truck models made between 2008 and 2016.Tailgates have gone missing in a variety of places, MacDonald says, including residential neighbourhoods and commercial areas where people have parked overnight.Truck owners are being urged to make sure their tailgates are locked to help prevent theft.last_img read more

Postmedia invests in The Logics subscriptionbased digital news service

TORONTO — Postmedia Network Inc. plans to buy a minority stake in The Logic Inc. — a digital-only Canadian media outlet with a mandate to break tech-focused news through investigative journalism, the two companies announced Wednesday.Andrew MacLeod, chief executive of Postmedia — owner the National Post and other publications — said that discussions began after he and Logic founder David Skok were introduced to each other a few months ago by a mutual acquaintance.“And then we just realized there might be an opportunity to make something interesting happen. So it evolved,” MacLeod said Wednesday in a phone interview.Some of the details are still being worked out by the two companies, such as the size of Postmedia’s investment, but MacLeod said there will likely be some revenue sharing.“We see it as an opportunity to utilize some of the content that The Logic produces and disseminate it across our network.”“And then, as an investor in The Logic, we’re incentivized to help them grow their digital subscription business and we would participate in that growth as a potential investor.”But MacLeod said there will be “zero impact” or reduction of Postmedia’s own editorial coverage “because we’re very comfortable — in fact, we’re very proud — of our existing editorial footprint.”Postmedia’s six-month series on innovation last year won one of the gold medals issued at SABEW Canada’s Best in Business awards in April. The Logic’s coverage also won golds in two categories at the same awards. Skok, The Logic’s chief executive and editor-in-chief, wrote in a separate blog posting that the partnership will allow the startup operation to hire more reporters. Its current staff of nine, includes four reporters.“We hope this will expand the debate on how Canada can continue to be a better place to live and work, and that we can develop our subscriber community as a result,” Skok wrote. Companies in this story: (TSX:PNC.A, TSX:PNC.B)David Paddon, The Canadian Press read more

White van used by suspects in prison bus attack found

The police said that gunmen who arrived in a vehicle opened fire at the bus. The police media unit said that according to initial investigations, the gunmen had been wearing clothes similar to a police uniform. (Colombo Gazette) A white coloured van used by the suspects involved in the prison bus attack in Kalutara yesterday has been found, the police said.The police said the van was found in the Horana area today. Underworld member Aruna Udayashantha, alias Samayan, was killed in the shooting incident. Two prison officers were also killed in the shooting incident.The police said that five police teams have been deployed to investigate the shooting incident. The prison bus was shot at in Kalutara last morning killing seven people including an underworld member. read more

UN refugee agency opens new office in Afghanistan to better track returns

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has opened its fourth office in Afghanistan in an effort to improve its capacity to monitor the movements of returning Afghans and distribute relief aid.The agency’s new office, which opened on Sunday, is located in Jalalabad, home to many of the approximately 1 million refugees now living in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province. UNHCR also has an international presence in Kabul, Herat and Mazar-i-Sharif. The only key area where the agency has no office is Kandahar in the south, where security problems are hampering the relief effort.Despite the ongoing humanitarian and security problems in Afghanistan, many refugees have returned from neighbouring Pakistan and Iran in recent months. UNHCR estimates that 80,000 Afghans have crossed back since last November.At the same time, some 3,000 Afghans who left last week are still massed just inside the Pakistani border. According to UNHCR, the new arrivals said they had left because they lacked international relief aid, feared new bombing raids and were suffering the devastating effects of a three-year drought. read more

Annan deeply disturbed by Israeli raid in Gaza

“The Secretary-General is deeply disturbed by Israeli military incursions today in Gaza City and the Rafah refugee camp, in which at least eight Palestinians were killed and many others injured,” a statement issued by a UN spokesman in New York said.”He stresses that such actions, including the reported house demolitions, are contrary to international humanitarian law. He believes that they contradict the international community’s efforts to restart the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, following yesterday’s presentation of the Road Map to the parties.”The Road Map is a plan drawn up by the diplomatic Quartet – the UN, United States, Russian Federation and European Union – which aims at settling the conflict through parallel steps over three years by the Israelis and Palestinians, culminating with the establishment of two sovereign states, living side-by-side in peace and security.”The Secretary-General remains convinced that there is no military solution to this conflict and calls on Israel to work with (new Palestinian) Prime Minister Abu Mazen to establish effective cooperation ensuring security for both Israelis and Palestinians,” the statement added. “He again urges the parties to embrace the Road Map and to work for its early implementation.” read more

UN marks World AIDS Day with new hope as momentum builds to

“This year, we mark World AIDS Day with new hope,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message on the Day, which is celebrated on 1 December each year as one of the most recognized international ‘health days’ and a key opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed on, and celebrate victories, such as increased access to treatment and prevention services. The UN chief applauded the staunch advocacy of activists, the persistent efforts of health workers, the principled stance of human rights defenders and the courage of all those who have joined forces to fight for global progress against the disease. “We have a lot to learn from the AIDS response,” he said. “One by one, people stood up for science, human rights and the empowerment of all those living with HIV.” “And this is how we will end the epidemic: by moving forward together,” emphasized Mr. Ban. Michel Sidibé, Executive Director the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said in his message that countries are implementing the agency’s Fast-Track Strategy, and together with front-loaded investments “we can expect to close the gaps to essential services faster.”“Already we have reached 15.8 million people with life-saving treatment,” he said. “And increasingly, we are able to refine our efforts and be more precise in our ability to reach people who might otherwise be left behind.” Mr. Sidibé launched over the weekend a global initiative in Libreville, Gabon, encouraging youths to get tested for HIV and calling on young people worldwide to join the movement and get involved in ending the AIDS epidemic. UNAIDS estimates that 17.1 million of the 36.9 million people living with HIV worldwide do not know they have the virus. Getting tested is a crucial first step for people living with HIV to access life-saving antiretroviral therapy. Meanwhile, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has emphasized that expanding antiretroviral therapy to all people living with HIV is key to ending the AIDS epidemic within a generation. “The Millennium Development Goal of reversing the HIV epidemic was reached ahead of the 2015 deadline – an incredible achievement that testifies to the power of national action and international solidarity,” said WHO Director-General, Dr. Margaret Chan. Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said her agency is fully committed with the new UNAIDS Strategy 2016-2021, that places an enhanced emphasis on education and sets out a bold vision for a world where “young people, regardless of where they live, their sexual orientation or their gender identity, have the knowledge, skills, services, rights and power to protect themselves from HIV.” Last week, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in its Statistical Update on Children, Adolescents and AIDS, reported that the number of adolescent deaths from AIDS has tripled over the last 15 years with 26 new infections occurring every hour. At the UN General Assembly in September, world leaders endorsed the Sustainable Development Agenda. This new framework includes the target of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 – by reducing new infections by an additional 75 per cent by 2020 and by ensuring that, in the coming 5 years, 90 per cent of people living with HIV are aware their infection and that 90 per cent of those are on antiretroviral therapy (ART). read more

British demand drives UK engine manufacturing growth in 2016

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) “It’s fantastic to see engine manufacturing thriving here in the UK, with multi-million pound investments in plant and machinery coming to fruition. A record 44.2% of production last year was for British-built cars, vans, trucks and buses, reflecting not just the diversity of our vehicle manufacturing sector but its success as production volumes continue to grow. Delivering the most competitive business conditions will enable the whole of UK Automotive to prosper.” UK engine manufacturing grows 7.5% in 2016, to 2,545,608 units.Domestic demand fuels production with 1,124,947 engines built for the home market – the largest volume on record.2016 ends on a high with 4.2% rise in December.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, read more

Brooks Koepka Would Have Made History Whether He Won Or Lost

Zach Johnson100021216.7 Does not include Champions Tour or wins.Source: GolfStats Padraig Harrington311031717.7 Bubba Watson101121414.3 PlayerPGA TourEuroWGCMajorsTotalShare From Majors Rory McIlroy97242218.2 Ernie Els1317243611.1 Phil Mickelson363254610.9 Jordan Spieth80031127.3 Brooks Koepka2104757.1% Martin Kaymer19021216.7 Angel Cabrera1302633.3 Wins Vijay Singh30213368.3 Retief Goosen59021612.5 Brooks Koepka bashed and buried the field over the first three rounds at Bethpage Black, and then held on for dear life Sunday to win the 2019 PGA Championship. While Long Island’s ostentatiously difficult public golf course chewed up the world’s best players — only six players in the 156-man field finished below par — the 29-year-old finished with an eight-under-par 272 and fought off a huge scare from Dustin Johnson — the world’s No. 1 player. With the wire-to-wire win, Koepka is the first golfer to hold back-to-back, concurrent major titles. And of the last nine championships played, the hulking West Palm Beach native has claimed four.Koepka entered Sunday with a seven-stroke lead, a lead no golfer had ever blown at the tournament after 54 holes. He nearly blew it anyway. Johnson, who has similar ball-shaping skills, uses an equally intense workout regimen and is one of Koepka’s best friends, mounted a furious comeback, firing a 69 while leading the field in strokes gained off the tee (2.32), according to Data Golf. Johnson pulled within a single stroke of the lead with three holes remaining, but bogeyed two consecutive holes to fall out of contention. Koepka rallied to stem the tide and ended his day by hoisting the Wanamaker Trophy.This was quite the departure from Thursday, when Koepka carded a course-record 63, a showcase he aptly described as “a crazy day.” With Koekpa four shots clear of the field, Las Vegas bookmakers installed him with 5-to-4 odds to win after one day of competition. He quickly made those odds seem conservative as he followed it up with a 65 to extend the lead. Paired with Tiger Woods in the opening two rounds, Koepka steamrolled golf’s prodigal son by 17 strokes across two days.Golf has become a power-driven sport, and few, if any, people on tour supply more than Koepka, who frequently appears to be taking a machete to his ball. He certainly set the standard this week, leading the field in strokes gained tee-to-green in each of the first three rounds and in total, according to Data Golf. But even that undersells how precise his irons were, as Koepka also led the tournament in strokes gained on shots approaching the green.On golf’s biggest stages, Koepka shows up to win. It makes you wonder: Why doesn’t he collect more trophies in the PGA Tour’s garden-variety events? With two non-major PGA Tour wins and one European Tour title, Koepka’s major wins now outnumber his minor ones. More than half (57.1 percent) of his career wins have come at major championships, which is a higher share than any other active golfer who has won at least two majors. For comparison, less than 18 percent of Woods’s career victories have come at majors. In most of Koepka’s victories, the entire tournament feels calculated, as though he’s playing out a simulation that he ran through a thousand times before he took the course. Get-off-your-seat moments are few and far between with Koepka, who looks as though he was engineered in a lab and delivers relentless power while leaving events largely lusterless. Some of that is because Koepka has the demeanor of a world-class poker player. Some of it is how easily he lays waste to a golf course. But on Sunday, we learned that golf’s RoboCop can still bleed. The wheels fell off, and he had to dig deep to finish off his best friend. But Koepka did just that, making history as he evolved into a new type of champion: one who’s proved he can survive. Tiger Woods48618158717.2 Brooks is a major playerShare of professional wins that came at majors for active golfers who’ve won at least two majors since 2000 read more

Islamophobia has seeped into the public consciousness as British FarRight movement grows

Last week five mosques in Birmingham were attacked with sledgehammers, the latest in a string of anti-Muslim attacks over the past several years. Home Office data shows that there were 94,098 hate crimes recorded in England and Wales in 2017-18, including a 40 per cent surge in religiously-aggravated hate crime. The Muslim community bore much of this, with more than half of religiously-aggravated hate crime directed towards Muslims. It’s this anti-Muslim prejudice that is the new driving force behind far-Right growth in the UK, according to the anti-racism advocacy group Hope not Hate. Aside from these violent crimes, polling shows that Islamophobia is now rooted in the wider population as well,… read more

SWYP a super simple touchscreen printer concept

first_imgIt doesn’t matter how simple a printer is advertised as being, they all end up having annoying software to install, an LCD that is too small to be of any real use, and require a PC and other software in order to get the image or document into the correct state for printing.Artefact, a design partnership focused on “creating a preferable future for humanity” has realized this and decided to do something about the state of printers. Their answer is the SWYP, short for See What You Print.SWYP is a concept printer that is shaped like a very thick sheet of paper with a multi-touch touchscreen dominating the top. The actual printing hardware sits below this with the idea being the touchscreen represents the editing and printing area, so what you see on that screen, and how it looks, is exactly how it will print out on an A4 sheet of paper. There is no other software or hardware, this is your printing canvas.As the touchscreen is only used for the printer, and is the same size as the paper, it is always a 100% accurate representation of how your print out will look. You can plug in or connect devices wirelessly for quick transfers of images, and it’s web connected so services like Flickr, Facebook, or Picasa can easily be accessed for image printing. SWYP also opens up to allow paper to be inserted for scanning.One final nice touch is how you check how much ink you have left. Rather than relying on a piece of software or manually looking at the ink cartridges, the touchscreen interface can be replaced with a representation of the printer internals and a clear level indicator for each ink cartridge.SWYP is just an idea, but one that certainly looks like it could drastically improve the printing process for consumers. Lets hope one of the printer companies sees the concept and decides to run with it.More at Artefactlast_img read more

CervicalCheck exgratia payments scheme to be set up in the coming weeks

first_img Mar 11th 2019, 6:50 PM CervicalCheck ex-gratia payments scheme to be set up ‘in the coming weeks’ The scheme is designed to provide an alternative, “non-adversarial” option for women affected by the CervicalCheck issue. IT’S BEEN CONFIRMED that an ex-gratia payment scheme has been made available to the 221 women and their families, who have been affected by the by the non-disclosure of the Cervical Check audit.The amount that will be paid will be determined by an Independent Assessment Panel, taking into account the impact of the non-disclosure.The scheme is designed to provide an alternative, “non-adversarial” option for women affected by the CervicalCheck issue, as the courts process can be both costly and take some time.The scheme will be up and running in the coming weeks, the Department said.Minister for Health Simon Harris secured government approval to proceed with the scheme, which will be “open to all women, or their next of kin, in the 221 cohort identified from the retrospective clinical audit as having discordance in their smear test result and where this finding was not disclosed in an appropriate or timely fashion”.The government also approved the appointment of the Independent Assessment Panel, comprising a retired High Court Judge (previously announced as Mr Justice Aindrias Ó Caoimh), an independent clinician and a person of good standingIn September last year, an interim recommendation of a report into the CervicalCheck non-disclosure issue by Dr Gabriel Scally said that an immediate ex-gratia payment of €2,000 to each of the women involved.Of the 221 women originally affected by the scandal, 19 have died, including campaigners Emma Mhic Mhathúna and Orla Church. 9,218 Views Image: Niall Carson Image: Niall Carson Share106 Tweet Email Short URL By Gráinne Ní Aodha 19 Comments Monday 11 Mar 2019, 7:35 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Le volume des lecteurs MP3 principale cause des dommages auditifs

first_imgLe volume des lecteurs MP3 : principale cause des dommages auditifs ? Selon une étude menée par des chercheurs américains, le volume des lecteurs MP3 qui nous permettent d’écouter de la musique notamment pendant des déplacements, serait le principal danger auquel seraient aujourd’hui exposées nos oreilles et notre audition. Alors qu’il est désormais rare de rencontrer dans les transports des gens qui n’ont pas leurs écouteurs vissés aux oreilles, c’est une alerte importante que viennent de déclencher des chercheurs américains de l’université du Michigan. Suite à une vaste étude, ceux-ci ont en effet découvert que les lecteurs MP3 étaient aujourd’hui devenus une véritable menace pour notre audition. D’après eux, neuf personnes sur dix qui utilisent les transports seraient exposées à un niveau sonore excessif en écoutant de la musique avec leur lecteur MP3. Un niveau bien supérieur à celui provenant de l’environnement. À lire aussiLe baladeur : du walkman au MP3… 30 ans d’évolutionPour arriver à une telle conclusion, les scientifiques se sont intéressés à l’exposition sonore de quelques 4.500 New-Yorkais qui utilisent les transports pour leurs déplacements professionnels ou non. Ils ont également étudié leur utilisation des lecteurs MP3. Au final, ils ont ainsi constaté que le voyageur lambda des transports new-Yorkais passait environ 380 heures à utiliser le bus ou les trains, exposé à un volume sonore moyen de 72 à 81 décibels (dB). A titre de comparaison, une discussion correspond à 60 dB, une rue chargée à 80 dB, une scie circulaire à 90 dB, un bébé qui pleure à 115 dB, rapporte le Daily mail. Le niveau de douleur est situé à 120 dB et une exposition même brève à celui-ci peut causer des dommages importants et  irréversibles. “C’est alarmant de savoir que la majorité de l’exposition sonore de deux personnes sur trois provient de la musique. J’ai toujours considéré le lieu de travail comme un risque primaire d’exposition au bruit. Mais ceci suggère que concentrer nos efforts sur le lieu de travail n’est pas suffisant, dans la mesure où une grande partie de l’exposition au bruit provient d’autres sources”, a commenté le professeur Rick Neitzel, co-auteur de l’étude. Il a poursuivi : “c’est un sérieux problème alors qu’il n’existe pas vraiment d’autres “expériences” pour lesquelles nous accepterions que neuf personnes sur dix soient exposées à un niveau que nous savons dangereux”.Le bruit excessif, source de stress Si les chercheurs recommandent de baisser le volume, ils soulignent également l’importance d’avoir du bon matériel. Les écouteurs ou casques peu chers ont, d’après eux, l’inconvénient d’isoler bien moins de l’environnement extérieur et donc d’inciter l’utilisateur à monter le son pour mieux entendre sa musique. “Nous ne tolérerions certainement pas ça s’il s’agissait de quelque chose qui cause le cancer ou une maladie chronique. Un nombre croissant d’études montre que le bruit cause du stress, des troubles du sommeil et des maladies cardiaques. Il se pourrait que le bruit auquel nous n’avons pas assez accordé d’attention jusqu’ici contribue en réalité à quelques uns des principaux problèmes de santé que rencontrent les pays développés”, a estimé le Pr Neitzel toujours cité par le Daily Mail.Le 26 décembre 2011 à 15:31 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Skamania County asks AG to drop Garvison case

first_imgSkamania County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to ask their newly elected prosecuting attorney to handle the case of former county auditor J. Michael Garvison and to ask the state attorney general’s office to dismiss a charge of official misconduct against Garvison for his unauthorized use of county funds.Garvison was scheduled to enter a plea in the case Friday in Skamania County District Court.“The commissioners thank the Attorney General’s office for their work on the case and consistent communication throughout,” the three-member commission said in a press release issued after their meeting. County Commissioner Paul Pearce said the county asked the attorney general’s office to handle the case in the first place because county Prosecuting Attorney Peter Banks, having represented Garvison on county business, had a conflict of interest.Banks was defeated for re-election in the primary. Two former deputy prosecuting attorneys, Democrat Adam Kick and Republican Randy Krog, faced off for the job in Tuesday’s election. Tuesday night, Kick was in the lead with 51.7 percent .“With the change in the prosecutor in the current election, the conflict of interest issues will be alleviated, allowing the case to be handled locally,” the press release said.last_img read more

In Vader Immortal Episode II Darth Vader is a mean Mr Miyagi

first_img Post a comment 0 Share your voice Concept art for Vader Immortal II shows Darth Vader getting his rocks on. ILMxLAB Memorably in Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker travels to Dagobah to train under Jedi Master Yoda. The training challenges Luke physically, emotionally and psychologically, and Yoda is as fair as he is tough. But imagine if Darth Vader had trained Luke instead. He definitely wouldn’t win any “teacher of the year” awards, but I’d definitely want to see what the old Dark Lord could teach someone who is new to the Force. In the new Star Wars virtual reality experience Vader Immortal: Episode II, the Dark Lord of the Sith is here to teach you a few tricks. And when I say here, I actually mean it because one of the amazing aspects of this VR game is the ability to show scale and presence. Vader is no small potato.I met with the creators of the upcoming game and watched the first few minutes on Friday at Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. and the footage isn’t available online, but I can tell you it looks insane. The full title of the game is Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series — Episode II. In this VR sequel, you meet a pre-Rogue One powerful and strong Lord Vader who’s taken a liking to you and wants to personally train you in the ways of the Force. I know, both awkward and amazing, right?At D23 I talked to Jose Perez III, a senior experience designer at ILMxLAB, creative executive Matt Martin and Ben Snow, who directed the game. They discussed how the galaxy’s greatest villain shapes up as a teacher. “It’s good to hang out with Vader,” said Snow. “He can’t really be a Yoda-like mentor to you. He’s going to be more the bad dad or the hard-ass coach that chucks a medicine ball at you.”To which Perez replied that Vader is like a really mean Mr. Miyagi from The Karate Kid.The game picks up right where Vader Immortal: Episode I left off. You’ve mastered combat with a lightsaber, and now it’s time to learn to use the Force to fight. You get to sharpen your skills in the upgraded Lightsaber Dojo II that not only forces you to fight with a light sword but also master using the Force to move and grab and throw things. Best of all, you can hurl your lightsaber at an enemy, watch it cut them in half and have it return to your hand like a boomerang. And this is all done with a single button along with moving your hand.  “I look at something, I point, I can pick it up and I can pull it towards me. I can throw it,” said Perez. “And it’s all the way you would think it would work.”vader-immortal-episode-ii-darkghast-concept-artThis is concept art for the Darkghast which hides beneath Darth Vader’s castle. ILMxLAB It wouldn’t be Star Wars without creatures and boy does ILMxLAB, the maker of the VR game, have a doozy for you. It’s called the Darkghast and in the concept art shared at D23 Expo, it looks like a cross between a Rancor from Jabba The Hutt’s palace in Return of the Jedi and the Mind Flayer from Stranger Things 3. Apparently, the Darkghast has a mouth that is the size of you (hint, hint) and yes, you’re going to have to fight her.”You want to talk about cool VR, when you’re dealing with this giant Rancor-like thing right in your face that is incredible,” said Perez.There’s no release date yet for Vader Immortal: Episode II, but as Martin reminded me we’ve already been waiting for something like this VR game for decades.Vader Immortal: Episode II is “what people have been wanting for the last 40 years – the idea of stepping into Star Wars. This is really the best opportunity to do that.” Virtual Reality Disney Star Warscenter_img 50 Photos 2019 TV shows you can’t miss Mobile Tagslast_img read more

Child killed after being accidentally run over in Stebbins

first_imgPhoto: Alaska State Troopers file.A 3-year-old in Stebbins was accidentally killed on New Year’s Eve after being run over by a truck, according to a dispatch from Alaska State Troopers.The child was reportedly underneath the truck before the vehicle’s owner got in and drove away. The driver then “felt a bump and observed a child laying on the ground behind his vehicle,” according to the dispatch.The child’s next of kin was present during the incident, and Pete was later pronounced dead at the Stebbins clinic.Troopers in Nome were notified of the child’s death at 2 p.m. on Thursday and traveled to Stebbins to investigate. While the incident is still under investigation, troopers said they do not suspect foul play.Pete’s body is being sent to the State Medical Examiner for an autopsy.last_img read more

Houston Sailor Among Those Missing From USS John McCain

first_imgOne of the sailors confirmed missing after the collision of USS John McCain is Houston native John Hoagland.Hoagland’s family confirmed to KHOU that they have been informed by the Navy that his remains have not been found.On Tuesday Navy divers searched a flooded compartment of the USS John McCain and found the remains of some of the missing sailors.Family tells me Sailor John “CJ” Hoagland of Cleveland, TX area among missing aboard #JohnSMcCain. They’re bracing for worse news #khou11— Jason Miles (@JMilesKHOU) August 22, 2017 Sharelast_img read more

Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling And while it’s still way too early in the season to say the offense will be good, the seeds are there and it may only be a matter of time before they blossom. Through all that, perhaps it is Campbell who put it best. Saying he believes the offense will be “top-notch” this year and that seeing their improvement inspires the defense even more Campbell, who was a rookie when the team reached Super Bowl XLII, noted that he doesn’t really know why there seems to be such a dramatic improvement. In fact, the “why” is of little significance to him.“I’m just happy they are who they are right now,” he said. That makes two of us. – / 31 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Good luck finding anyone who thinks that is a bad thing, by the way.Gone is the QB battle that led to nothing but tears; in its place is veteran Carson Palmer, who completed 4-of-6 passes for 77 yards and a touchdown in the preseason opener.Gone is a conservative approach on offense; in its place is an aggressive scheme that has potential to excite fans and put points on the scoreboard.“We’re playing offense on offense,” Palmer said. “We’re not playing defensive offense, and we’re not worried about scoreboards, we’re not worried about the other team’s offense, what they’re doing. Bruce is going to call his game plan. He’s going to call his plays and we’re going to go out and try to execute them.”Gone is a sieve of an offensive line; in its place is a high draft pick as well as free agent pickups that have improved group’s talent and depth.“This will probably be one of the toughest offensive lines I’ve had to make in my eight years in the NFL,” veteran Daryn Colledge said. “So the competition out there is stiff and I promise, the seven guys we dress each week are going to be the best seven guys out there.” Comments   Share   Top Stories center_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires But as the saying goes, time heals all wounds. And, in this case, time brought with it much-needed change in both the coaching staff and talent level on the roster.Nowadays the offense isn’t the defense’s whipping boy in practice, and as we saw last Friday in Green Bay, it is actually capable of scoring some points. Camp may not be in the cool pines of Flagstaff, but this is surely a breath of fresh air.“It’s back forth a lot more often, and I respect that,” defensive end Calais Campbell said of the training camp battles. “That means the offense is really good because I think our defense is really good.”Added receiver Andre Roberts: “We’ve got a lot of smart guys on our team. We’ve got a lot of young guys that need to step up, but we’ve got older guys that have done well in the past in this league and we understand what offense is about.”Roberts added that it is about building chemistry and becoming the best they can be, which may sound cliché but it’s also true. There figure to be new faces at quarterback, running back and along the offensive line, meaning at least half of the offense will have a different look than it did to finish the 2012 season. GLENDALE, Ariz. — This time one year ago, a theme was starting to develop at Arizona Cardinals training camp.Was the defense really this good, or was the offense really that bad?Turns out, it was a lot of both.Heading into its second season, Ray Horton’s group showed on a daily basis that it was going to be one of the NFL’s better units.At the same time, the offense showed that it would be hamstrung by a shoddy quarterback situation as well as issues along the offensive line. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Related LinksCardinals’ task gets even tougher against Packers’ Aaron RodgersPeterson refutes Sanders’ belief CB wants out of CardinalsArizona Cardinals release quarterback Charles KanoffWeek 13 injury report: Arizona Cardinals at Green Bay PackersThose two plays, of course, came right after one of the most remarkable comebacks when Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed two deep throws, including a Hail Mary, as time expired to tie the game.Fitzgerald jokingly referred to former Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel, who was covering Packers receiver Jeff Janis on the first completion.“That particular moment — it was like a roller coaster,” Fitzgerald said. “So at the end of regulation you’re like, ‘Two Hail Marys? Two Hail Marys? Are you kidding … [Justin] Bethel, what are you doing on the first one? Smack that ball down on the second one.’“So you’re just so dejected and Aaron [Rodgers] just did this so I’m going up to the coin toss and I’m like, ‘Please lord just let us win this coin toss because we can’t go into overtime after he just did that,’ so we got fortunate.”Next came Fitzgerald’s long reception where quarterback Carson Palmer infamously scrambled through the pocket to find him wide open on the left side of the field with no Packers defender even close.“We were able to win the coin toss and [Bruce Arians] came right over to me and said, ‘Look Larry, this is what we want to run.’ I was like, ‘Cool coach, let’s run for it,’ and I started running like, nobody’s with me, and I was like, ‘Huh. That’s cool. I like that. I know I’m never running free, but I’ll take it,’” Fitzgerald said. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact That game went in the Cardinals’ favor after a big play by Fitzgerald.The same cannot be said for his go-ahead touchdown catch in Super Bowl XLIII against the Pittsburgh Steelers with 2:37 left to put the Cardinals up three points.When asked if he has any regrets over his career, that Super Bowl comes to mind.“I would only change one thing,” he said. “I would have fell down at the 5 (-yard line) in 2009, not scored that 64-yard touchdown, and milked the clock a little bit and then scored a little bit later in the game.”In the end, though, the Steelers had time to answer with their own touchdown to win the game.“We gave Big Ben [Roethlisberger] too much time,” Fitzgerald said. Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) celebrates his catch in the red zone to set up a game winning touchdown against the Green Bay Packers during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 26-20 in overtime. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) 0 Comments   Share   center_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires There was symmetry and nostalgia brewing on Thursday night.For the 400th episode of the Big Red Rage on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station, a special guest was required, and there is no one more special on the Arizona Cardinals’ roster than Larry Fitzgerald.Fitzgerald made his 11th appearance on the show, a fitting mark for No. 11.With the Green Bay Packers as the Cardinals’ next opponent, Fitzgerald looked back at the 2015 NFC Divisional Round game against the Packers when Fitzgerald had two of the most memorable plays in franchise history. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

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