Also keep in mind that the Super Bowl would be a

first_imgAlso, keep in mind that the Super Bowl would be a home game this season for the Cardinals if they were to advance that far. However, as you saw in the poll results, fans aren’t too optimistic about that situation becoming reality. Winning the division is not a foregone conclusion, but the Cardinals would have to beat San Francisco on the road with rookie Logan Thomas starting under center, and the Seahawks — who are 6-1 at home — would have to lose to the 6-9 St. Louis Rams at CenturyLink Field. The chances of both happening are quite slim.We gave readers two options in the poll, and they resoundingly said failing to win the NFC West would effectively crush the Cardinals’ Super Bowl XLIX hopes. Out of 1,050 people who voted, exactly 800 (76 percent) clicked on “No; winning 3 road games is too much to ask.”That means that 250 people (24 percent) said the team has some Super Bowl aspirations left, as they answered “Yes; they’ve overcome adversity all season.”At the moment, Arizona tentatively is slated to face the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, in the first round of the playoffs. If the Cardinals were to upset their first- and second-round opponents on the road, there’s actually a small chance they could host the NFC Championship Game. For that to happen, whichever team wins the lowly NFC South would have to win its first two playoff games in order to play in the conference championship game in Glendale. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Arizona Cardinals’ hopes of winning the NFC West division are hanging by a thread after being blown out at home by the Seattle Seahawks.Although the Cardinals still boast a rock-solid record of 11-4, their Super Bowl hopes are increasingly precarious, as Seattle is poised to win the division and earn itself home-field advantage and a first-round bye.With those scenarios in mind, we asked in our latest Sanderson Ford Poll Question of the Day, which can be found in the right-hand column of our home page, if fans think Arizona can still advance to the Super Bowl without winning the NFC West. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

33 Before Sunday Palmer had never thrown three d

first_img33) Before Sunday, Palmer had never thrown three deep-ball touchdowns (ball travels 15 yards beyond the line-of-scrimmage) but completed four against Cincinnati. –ESPN Stats & Info34) The only two receivers with 40 receptions and no drops are Danny Amendola and Larry Fitzgerald. — ESPN Stats & Info35) The Patriots have at least 10 games in a season for 13 straight years, second longest streak in NFL history. — ESPN Stats & Info36) The Patriots were shutout in the fourth quarter ending their scoring streak of 38 straight quarters. — ESPN Stats & Info37) New England has never lost a game at Gillette Stadium when leading at halftime. — ESPN Stats & Info 19) In the fourth quarter, Matt Ryan completed six passes to the Falcons for no touchdowns and two passes to the Colts for one touchdown that tied the game at 21. — ESPN Stats & Info20) Ryan Fitzpatrick went 0-for-6 on passes traveling 25 yards in the air Sunday, dropping his deep ball completion percentage to 12.5 percent, worst in the NFL. — ESPN Stats & Info21) Winston was 5-for-25 when throwing the ball into the end zone before Sunday and 3-for-6 with a bad drop, which should have been his sixth TD pass of the day. — ESPN Stats & Info22) The Broncos offense was so dramatically different with 17 more dropbacks with the QB under center and 16 more rushing plays with the QB under center than any time since Peyton Manning was signed. — ESPN Stats & Info23) Since the Bears had to honor the bootleg and the passing game, Denver rushed for a season high 170 yards. – ESPN Stats & Info24) Every Ravens victory has come on field goals on the final play of the game by Justin Tucker, who is 16-for-17 in his career in fourth quarter/OT with a chance to tie the game or put his team ahead in his career. — ESPN Stats & Info25) Sunday will be the first game the Ravens start a quarterback other than Joe Flacco since he was drafted. — ESPN Stats & Info Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 34-31. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Every week as part of my show prep (and because I’m genuinely interested), I read through as many research notes I can find.  Sometimes I research my own stats to see if there’s a statistical trend that backs up what I think I’m seeing when I watch games.  Unfortunately for my time-efficiency, occasionally those stats show me nothing and I throw them out.Here are the stats (or interesting tidbits) from the NFL and college football that I’m using on the show this week. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 9) Jameis Winston and Ray Buivid of the 1935 Chicago Bears are the only rookies in the NFL to throw for five touchdowns with no picks in a single game. — NFL press release10) The Bengals have never won in Arizona. — Cardinals press release11) Tony Romo has thrown more touchdown passes to Dez Bryant than Troy Aikman threw to Michael Irvin. — NFL press release12) For the third week in a row, Arizona is the only NFL team to rank in the top five in both offense and defense. — Cardinals press release13) The Cardinals are 15-0 when Carson Palmer has better than a 100 passer rating. — Cardinals press release14) Palmer is the best quarterback in the NFL according to passer rating. — I looked it up after Brady struggled on MNF15) Palmer has three games with four touchdown passes in 2015 but from his rookie year until his second ACL tear, he threw for four TDs in a game once. — Cardinals press release16) Detroit is the first team in NFL history to score exactly 18 points in two straight games. — Elias17) Palmer only needs 2,100 yards to pass Joe Montana and Johnny Unitas on the all-time list. — Cardinals press release18) Blake Bortles’ 83.3 percent completion percentage versus standard pressure was a career high. Entering Thursday, Bortles had the third-lowest completion percentage (60.1 percent) and yards per attempt (6.7) against standard pressure among qualified quarterbacks in the last two seasons. — ESPN Stats & Info 26) When tied or leading in the fourth quarter, Tony Romo is 3-0 while the combo of Weeden/Cassel was 0-6 for Dallas. — ESPN Stats & Info27) Cam Newton and Jameis Winston have both won a national championship, both were drafted number one overall to play quarterback for NFC South teams, and each threw for five touchdowns and 246 yards, while beating an NFC East team by 28 points and neither threw an interception. — ESPN Stats & Info28) The Packers hadn’t recorded a blitz-less sack (rushing four or less) since September but sacked Teddy Bridgewater with standard pressure four times. — ESPN Stats & Info29) Russell Wilson is the first quarterback in eight years to be perfect against the blitz (11-for-11; 3 TDs) on double-digit attempts. — ESPN Stats & Info30) In his five years in Seattle, Marshawn Lynch never rushed for as many yards as Thomas Rawls did against the 49ers. — ESPN Stats & Info31) On 16 of Thomas Rawls’ rushes, the 49ers only put six in the box and Rawls gashed San Francisco for over 160 yards on those 16 carries. — ESPN Stats & Info32) Palmer threw three touchdown passes in a quarter for only the third time in his career Sunday. — ESPN Stats & Info 1) The Cardinals had at least a .500 record at home eight times at Sun Devil Stadium and have nine times at University of Phoenix Stadium. — Cardinals press release2) Brock Osweiler is the only quarterback in history to win his first career start on his birthday. — NFL press release3) As much as the Seahawks love to brag about the “12s,” Seattle has the same home record as Arizona since the hiring of Bruce Arians. — Cardinals press release4) This was the first NFL weekend of the season where a Denver quarterback didn’t throw in interception. — ESPN Stats & Info5) The only player with more multi-sack games (19 games in five seasons) to start a career than J.J. Watt is Reggie White. — ESPN Stats & Info6) In the last two weeks, Arizona has faced the top two scoring defenses and scored 73 points. — Cardinals press release7) The Eagles’ defense is the first home team in history to give up five TD passes to a quarterback and 200 yards rushing to one running back in the same game. — NFL press release8) Despite six games still remaining, the Cardinals have scored more points in 2015 than they scored last year. — Cardinals press release Comments   Share   Top Stories last_img read more

The Arizona Cardinals acquired wide receiver Cobi

first_img The Arizona Cardinals acquired wide receiver Cobi Hamilton off waivers on Thursday after the Houston Texans released him a day prior.The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Hamilton enters his sixth season as a pro in 2016-17. He has 18 career catches for 242 yards and two touchdowns.A sixth-round pick out of Arkansas in 2013, Hamilton, 27, jumped around on the practices squads and preseason rosters of the Bengals, Eagles, Dolphins and Panthers before he made his first game appearance in the NFL with Cincinnati in 2014. His most extensive action came in 2016 with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Houston Texans wide receiver Cobi Hamilton (17) reaches to hug Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Arthur Moats (55) after an NFL football game Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, in Houston. The Steelers won 34-6. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 11 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo In 11 games that year, he recorded 17 catches for 234 yards and two touchdowns.Related LinksWR Christian Kirk says it would be ‘surreal’ to be drafted by CardinalsReport: Cardinals to lose starting CB Tramon Williams to PackersPlaying for the Texans last year, Hamilton appeared in three games and caught one pass.Arizona’s receiver room remains thin despite Larry Fitzgerald returning for his 15th season, and the Cardinals appear unlikely to chase after big-name free agents after spending much of their cap space on quarterbacks and offensive linemen.J.J. Nelson is the only regular returning to the wideout group with Jaron Brown and John Brown leaving in free agency, while Chad Williams is expected to challenge for playing time in his second season. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories last_img read more

On Tuesday 19 May LATTE attended an intimate gath

first_imgOn Tuesday 19 May, LATTE attended an intimate gathering at Eau de Vie in Sydney to meet members from some of the leading tourism service providers from Park City, USA. While enjoying nibbles, conversation and a fantastic whiskey tasting, representatives shared some of the latest updates from their respective businesses.The largest piece of news announced on the evening was plans by Vail Resorts to connect Park City and Canyons ski fields for the next season, creating the largest snow resort area in the United States. New lifts and other infrastructure are being added to ensure an unbeatable experience for guests.Park City is North America’s most accessible mountain recreation destination, located just 35 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport. Park City, Utah, has over 100 lodging properties including large multi-family private homes, bed and breakfast inns, condominiums and full-service hotels. Among this variety of properties is the highest concentration of ski-in/ski-out luxury lodging in North America. Park City is home to three world-class ski resorts, over 600 kilometres of public trails, and more than 100 restaurants.Exciting events to keep in mind when selling the region include:Sundance Film FestivalFreestyle World CupPark City Food and Wine Classic46th Annual Park City Kimball Arts FestivalTour of UtahSt. Regis’ Big Stars Bright NightSavour the Summitwww.visitparkcity.comlast_img read more

Scenic invited a lucky group of travel agents to d

first_imgScenic invited a lucky group of travel agents to discover Western Canada, travelling over six days from Lake Louise to Banff, Kamloops and Vancouver.Starting their journey at the opulent Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, the travel agents took in their majestic surroundings before heading to Banff for a two-night special stay at the exclusive Fairmont Banff Springs.In Banff they visited World Heritage-listed Banff National Park; took a gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for views of Bow Valley; and experienced a helicopter ride over the snow-capped mountains.They also enjoyed two Scenic Enrich experiences – meeting a traditional Canadian Mountie and attending an exclusive ‘Rocky Mountain Round Up’ evening of entertainment.Next they boarded the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train to Kamloops, then onto Vancouver where they checked into the luxurious Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Their time in this cosmopolitan city began with a Scenic Enrich experience where they were the first to see Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in the morning, this was followed by free time.last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter

first_imgGo back to the enewsletter Go back to the enewsletterIn its fifth supersonic rocket-powered test flight, Virgin Galactic reached space for the second time in 10 weeks today [22 February 2019] in the skies above Mojave, California. Spaceship VSS Unity reached its highest speed and altitude to date and, for the first time, carried a third crew member on board along with research payloads from the NASA Flight Opportunities program.This space flight means Chief Pilot Dave Mackay and co-pilot Michael “Sooch” Masucci become commercial astronauts and the 569th and 570th humans in space. Beth Moses, Virgin Galactic’s Chief Astronaut Instructor, flew as the third crew member in a first, live evaluation of cabin dynamics. She is the 571st person to fly to space and the first woman to fly on board a commercial spaceship.Virgin Galactic Makes Space for Second Time in Ten Weeks with Three On BoardIn addition to this element of envelope expansion, VSS Unity flew higher and faster than ever before, as its world record-holding hybrid rocket motor propelled the spaceship at Mach 3.04 to an apogee of 295,007 feet (approximately 90 kilometres).The crew enjoyed extraordinary views of Earth from the black skies of space and, during several minutes of weightlessness while the pilots “feathered” the spaceship in preparation for a Mach 2.7 re-entry, Beth floated free to complete a number of cabin evaluation test points. The human validation of data previously collected via sensors, and the live testing of other physical elements of the cabin interior, are fundamental to the provision of a safe but enjoyable customer experience.The glide back home was followed by a smooth runway landing and a rapturous reception from the crowd on the flight line, which included staff and some of Virgin Galactic’s 600 Future Astronaut customers.Chief Pilot Dave Mackay, a born and bred Scotsman as well as an ex-RAF test pilot and Virgin Atlantic Captain, led his crew of newly qualified astronauts from VSS Unity accompanied by a kilted piper.Today’s flight notched several additional firsts for the industry:The flight was the first time that a non-pilot flew on board a commercial spaceship to space;It was the first time that a crew member floated freely without restraints in weightlessness in space on board a commercial spaceship;It was the first time that three people flew to space on a commercial spaceship;And Dave Mackay became the first Scottish-born astronaut (Brian Binnie, who was raised in Scotland, flew to space in 2004).Addressing colleagues and guests Dave said: “Beth, Sooch and I just enjoyed a pretty amazing flight which was beyond anything any of us has ever experienced.“It was thrilling, yet smooth and nicely controlled throughout with a view – at the top – of the Earth from space, which exceeded all our expectations.” Chief Pilot Dave Mackay“I am incredibly proud of my crew and of the amazing teams at Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company for providing a vehicle and an operation which means we can fly confidently and safely. For the three of us today this was the fulfilment of lifelong ambitions, but paradoxically, is also just the beginning of an adventure which we can’t wait to share with thousands of others.”Sir Richard Branson said: “Flying the same vehicle safely to space and back twice in a little over two months, while at the same time expanding the flight envelope, is testament to the unique capability we have built up within the Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company organisations. I am immensely proud of everyone involved.“Having Beth fly in the cabin today, starting to ensure that our customer journey is as flawless as the spaceship itself, brings a huge sense of anticipation and excitement to all of us here who are looking forward to experiencing space for ourselves. The next few months promise to be the most thrilling yet.”last_img read more

Room to roam in natures playground Hosting a vari

first_img Room to roam in nature’s playgroundHosting a variety of flora and fauna, including many rare plants, animals and bird species, Dominica is protected by an extensive natural park system that encompasses three national parks, two forest reserves and the Syndicate Parrot Reserve. Adventure seekers can enjoy eco-trekking on countless hiking trails, bird watching or simply observing wildlife in their natural surroundings. Go back to the e-newsletter Go back to the e-newsletter Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica will open its doors to guests from 14 October 2019. The resort will be Kempinski’s second Caribbean venture and Dominica’s first five-star resort. All of the resort’s 151 guest rooms and suites are luxuriously appointed, from deluxe and superior rooms featuring mountain or ocean views to spacious suites and two-bedroom duplexes, and villas.Inspired by the island’s natural beauty, each features a soothing palette of coastal colours, detailed wood accents and ample natural lighting, bringing the beauty of the outdoors in. While they’re worlds away from home, guests will find modern conveniences right at their fingertips, from flat screen televisions and complimentary WiFi service to in-room espresso machines and luxurious bath amenities. Want to be in the luxury travel know? Subscribe to our free eNewsletter here to keep up to date with everything in the luxury travel industry.last_img read more

Cheap flights carrier bmibaby has said that the Ma

first_imgCheap flights carrier bmibaby has said that the May bank holiday weekend is a good time fly to Malaga and Alicante because of Cruces de Mayo Fiesta, or the Festival of May Crosses.The event, which has become an integral part of Spanish culture, takes place between May 1st and 3rd and sees the town’s cobbled streets, balconies and town squares become decorated with floral ornaments in the shape of crosses.Commenting on the festival’s appeal, a bmibaby statement said: “Many of the local town councils run competitions, so the flower crosses range from the weird to the wonderful.”Temporary bars are erected along the streets and both locals and tourists congregate around these for drinks, tapas and traditional Spanish dancing.”The airline operates flights to Malaga and Alicante from Manchester, East Midlands, Birmingham International and Cardiff airports.Bmibaby also recommended Belfast as a destination over the bank holiday weekend due to the Festival of Fools, which takes place from April 30th to May 4th.The cheap flights carrier was launched in 2002 with one route to Malaga from East Midlands Airport. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedMay and June ‘is the time’ to book flights to EuropeThat is because the sunshine destinations offer warm weather and empty beaches because the school holidays have yet to begin.Bmibaby reports increased demand for flights to sunshine hotspotsBmibaby reports increased demand for flights to sunshine hotspotsLondon new May Day holiday top spot, Skyscanner data showsLondon new May Day holiday top spot, Skyscanner data showslast_img read more

PARIS – The Cannes Film Festival is opening with a

first_img PARIS – The Cannes Film Festival is opening with a Spanish-language film — a psychological thriller starring Penelope Cruz — the first time since 2004 that the star-studded event is kicking off with a movie that’s not in English or French.Organizers announced Thursday that “Everybody Knows,” by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, will open the May 8-19 festival.The film follows family intrigues and the moral dilemmas of a woman whose life is turned upside down when she leaves Argentina for Spain. In addition to Cruz, it stars Spanish actor Javier Bardem and Argentinian actor Ricardo Darin.Farhadi won best foreign film Oscars for “A Separation” and “The Salesman.”Cate Blanchett is leading the jury of this year’s festival, which comes as the industry is under upheaval over revelations of sexual misconduct. by The Associated Press Posted Apr 5, 2018 3:10 am PDT Last Updated Apr 5, 2018 at 4:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ‘Everybody Knows’ with Penelope Cruz to open Cannes festivallast_img read more

by Leanne Italie The Associated Press Posted

first_img by Leanne Italie, The Associated Press Posted Jun 20, 2018 10:10 am PDT Last Updated Jun 20, 2018 at 10:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email This undated image released by the Oxford English Dictionary shows old volumes of the dictionary next to the a computer monitor displaying a page from the Oxford English Dictionary website. The Oxford English Dictionary has added about 1,000 new entries. (Oxford English Dictionary via AP) Esoteric ‘brencheese’ and buzzy ‘spoiler alert’ added to OEDcenter_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – From the positively medieval to the beat of contemporary music: Brencheese, deathshildy and hip-pop are among about 1,000 new or refreshed entries added in June to the online Oxford English Dictionary.The additions are part of the company’s quarterly update of its searchable subscription website, Oed.com . The dictionary’s 20-volume third edition in print has been in process since 2000 and likely won’t be ready for more than a decade, said Katherine Connor Martin, who heads U.S. dictionary operations.Generally, the OED tracks usage for at least 10 years before deciding whether to add a new entry, new definition or word related to an existing entry, she said. The rule of thumb is sometimes not followed, as in the case of “tweet,” which was added well before that benchmark. But the OED has other roles as well.“It’s funny because we talk about new words but many of the words we add are already obsolete. It’s just that they were never in the dictionary before,” Martin said in a recent interview.That, she noted, is the nature of a historical dictionary looking to put more than 1,000 years of English into context in volumes already stuffed with more than 855,000 words, senses and compounds. Hence, brencheese, a rare reference to bread and cheese when eaten together. It stretches back to 1665. The word deathshildy references Old English for someone guilty of a capital crime and condemned to death.On the way, way, way more recent front: hip-pop, for music that combines elements of hip-hop and pop. The OED found a 1985 reference in a Pennsylvania newspaper to “hip-hip pop,” and a 1991 reference in a Florida newspaper to M.C. Hammer’s “hip-pop.”Along with the ancient esoterics are some cultural obligations: binge-watching, spoiler alert and microaggression, all buzzy today.Some other highlights:IMPOSTOR SYNDROME: It dates to 1982, when Vogue magazine ran a story about women who felt they were suffering from “impostor phenomenon,” a term used by psychologists for the “persistent inability to believe that one’s success is deserved or has been legitimately achieved as a result of one’s own efforts or skills.” The two are synonymous — the syndrome the more popular of the two at present. They’re most often used in relation to the workplace, Martin said. The phenomenon dates to a psychotherapy journal article published in 1978.SILENT GENERATION: There’s the greatest generation, generally describing people who reached adulthood during World War II (1939-45). The silent generation, Martin said, describes “people born before that of the baby boomers,” spanning roughly the mid-1920s to the mid-1940s. They’re “perceived as tending towards conformism or restraint in their outlook and behaviour,” according to the new dictionary entry. Time magazine used the term in a 1951 cover story. Pollsters today commonly split the silents into their own group, Martin said.HETEROROMANTIC, BIROMANTIC, AROMANTIC, HOMOROMANTIC: “This all comes from an evolving idea about human sexuality and human relationships. People have begun to self-identify as asexual, but they may still have romantic feelings short of actual sex, so there was sort of a semantic gap for what your romantic orientation is,” Martin said. Translation: One who identifies as asexual does not desire sex from anybody but can still want a romantic relationship that doesn’t involve the act. If they do not want sex or romance of any kind, they are both asexual and aromantic, Martin explained. And so on.HOMOPHILY: Consider the adages “birds of a feather flock together” and “like attracts like” and you’ve got homophily. It’s defined by the OED as the “tendency of people to be drawn to or seek out those they perceive to be most like themselves,” and more generally as “similarities between individuals or groups.” It reflects all the talk about “filter bubbles in our society” leading to self-segregation online, Martin said. The dictionary traced homophily to 1953, in a sociological journal.last_img read more

Trump DOJ appealing judges OK of ATTTime Warner

first_imgTrump DOJ appealing judge’s OK of AT&T-Time Warner merger FILE – In this June 13, 2018, file photo, the logos for Time Warner and AT&T appear above alternate trading posts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Justice Department said in a one-sentence document Thursday, July 12, 2018, it is appealing the ruling last month by U.S. District Judge Richard Leon, which blessed one of the biggest media deals ever following a landmark antitrust trial. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) by Marcy Gordon, The Associated Press Posted Jul 12, 2018 1:59 pm PDT Last Updated Jul 12, 2018 at 5:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img WASHINGTON – Stung by a federal judge’s dismissal of its objections to AT&T’s megamerger with Time Warner, the Trump Justice Department is challenging the decision with a legal appeal.The Justice Department said in a one-sentence document Thursday it is appealing the ruling last month by U.S. District Judge Richard Leon, which blessed one of the biggest media deals ever following a landmark antitrust trial.Leon rejected the government’s argument that the phone and pay-TV giant’s $81 billion takeover of the entertainment conglomerate would hurt competition, limit choices and jack up prices for consumers to stream TV and movies.Leon’s ruling allowed Dallas-based AT&T Inc. to absorb the owner of CNN, HBO, the Warner Bros. movie studio, “Game of Thrones,” coveted sports programming and other “must-see” shows.The Justice Department’s appeal is lodged with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, a step up from the federal district court where the six-week trial unfolded in the spring.The merger was swiftly consummated, just two days after Leon’s June 12 ruling and almost as soon as the Justice Department signalled it wouldn’t seek to temporarily block the merger while it pondered an appeal. The deadline for closing the merger was June 21.Some legal experts believe the government could have a hard time convincing the appeals court to overturn Leon’s ruling. Opposing the merger forced the federal antitrust regulators to argue against standing legal doctrine that favours mergers among companies that don’t compete directly with each other.That type of combination is called a vertical merger.It was the first time in decades the government had challenged that doctrine by suing to block a vertical merger.Leon “tried his best to make it appeal-proof,” said Fiona Schaeffer, an antitrust attorney at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. Still, the Justice Department apparently believes it has an adequate legal basis to show an error in Leon’s ruling, Schaeffer said.“I think the Department of Justice believes this is a really important case that will influence the legal standard for analyzing vertical mergers in the 21st century,” she said. “They’ve put a lot of resources into challenging this vertical merger in a full trial on the merits. They have already done the heavy lifting on the case, and appealing (Leon’s) opinion will be an incremental effort with a significant potential upside.”For its part, AT&T said Thursday it’s ready to defend Leon’s ruling against the government’s appeal.“The court’s decision could hardly have been more thorough, fact-based and well-reasoned,” the company’s general counsel, David McAtee, said in a statement. “While the losing party in litigation always has the right to appeal if it wishes, we are surprised that the (Justice Department) has chosen to do so under these circumstances. We are ready to defend the court’s decision.”From the bench, Leon had urged the government not to ask for a halt to the deal, saying it would bring “a manifestly unjust outcome.” The deadline could be missed, allowing under the merger agreement for either company to walk away from the deal and forcing AT&T to pay Time Warner a $500 million “breakup” fee.AT&T is a phone, cable and satellite behemoth that became the biggest pay-TV provider in the U.S. with its acquisition of DirecTV in 2014. It claims about 25 million of the 90 million or so U.S. households that are pay-TV customers.The merger fuses a company that produces news and entertainment with one that funnels that programming to consumers. AT&T asserted during the trial that it needed to grow to survive in the era of Google, Amazon and Netflix.When the deal was first made public in October 2016, it drew fire from then-candidate Donald Trump, who promised to kill it “because it’s too much concentration of power in the hands of too few.” Trump has publicly feuded with Time Warner’s CNN, calling it “failing” and a purveyor of “fake news.” The president’s statements didn’t come up during the trial, though his antipathy loomed in the background.AT&T has committed to certain conditions under which it will run Time Warner’s Turner Broadcasting, which includes CNN. For instance, it will manage the Turner networks as part of a separate business unit, distinct from operations of AT&T Communications, which includes DirecTV and U-verse.In addition, AT&T Communications will have no say in setting Turner’s prices or other terms in contracts with companies that distribute its content.That apparently wasn’t enough, however, to satisfy the Justice Department.Already the ruling has started opening the floodgates to deal making in the fast-changing worlds of entertainment production and distribution.Just a day after Leon ruled, Comcast launched a $65 billion cash bid for the bulk of 21st Century Fox — topping Disney’s all-stock $52.5 billion offer in December.Waiting in the wings are potential big-billions deals involving Verizon and CBS and T-Mobile and Sprint.last_img read more

by David Bauder The Associated Press Posted J

first_img by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Jul 20, 2018 1:08 pm PDT Last Updated Jul 20, 2018 at 1:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Fox News says host Kimberly Guilfoyle is leaving the network, amid reports that she’s about to take on a new role with a super PAC supporting President Donald Trump’s agenda.A Fox spokeswoman confirmed her departure Friday. Guilfoyle has been one of the co-hosts of the network’s afternoon show “The Five” and has been dating Trump’s son Donald Jr. She was considered for White House press secretary last year after Sean Spicer departed the administration.A person familiar with the plans who was not authorized to speak publicly about them said Guilfoyle will be joining America First PAC, which has been promoting Trump’s record.Guilfoyle, a former prosecutor, was married for four years to California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom.___Ken Thomas in Washington contributed to this report. Fox News says Guilfoyle leaving; may join Trump super PAClast_img read more

July 19 2005 This continues the report from 7

first_imgJuly 19, 2005 This continues the report from 7/15. The top of the stairs is reached by a side scaffold. Heavy buckets filled with concrete are passed from hand to hand to be poured into the higher stairs … [Photo: David DeGomez & text: sa] … and into the form for a landing at the top of the stairs. [Photo: David DeGomez & text: sa] This landing leads to the roof level of Unit 6 of the East Crescent complex. Report will continue when the forms are removed. The concrete has to set for 28 days to gain full strength. [Photo: David DeGomez & text: sa]last_img

September 29 2010Welcome back to the participants

first_imgSeptember 29, 2010Welcome back to the participants of DIFFERENT SKIES electronic music festival for their 8th annual gathering. A group of international experimental musicians meets for a week of intensive composing and rehearsals, culminating in a concert at the Colly Soleri Amphitheatre this coming Saturday, October 2, 2010. The entire performance will be created within this week. This years participants are: Russel Foster, Bill Fox, Tony Gerber, Brian Good, Greg Hurley, John Krikawa, John McMahon, event organizer Mike Metlay, Otso Pakarinen from Finland, Kim Petersen from Danmark, Giles Reaves, Nick Rothwell from England, Ivan Schwartz, Paul Vnuk Jr and Allen Goodman. You do not want to miss this, this concert is definitely one of the highlights in our Music Center schedule. For more information about the Different Skies concert please visit www.differentskies.com or call Arcosanti at 1-928-632-7135.last_img read more

Bicommunal hike around Cyprus coast

first_imgBy Annette ChrysostomouA group of four young Greek Cypriots is looking for Turkish Cypriots to join them in their attempt to hike the whole of Cyprus’ coastline.The initiative was started by two men and two women Greek Cypriots who are looking for six more people.  Four should be athletic young people to participate in the walk which starts on June 10 and is expected to last around 25 days. One Turkish Cypriot will join a participant from the south as a social media administrator responsible for fully covering the expedition, taking pictures and producing videos, promoting the journey on social media.Another person is needed to drive a van which will follow the group and carry all their personal possessions.Potential candidates should be 18 to 25 years old to mirror the Greek Cypriots’ age group. George Koumandaris, 22, one of the team told the Sunday Mail that was best if the team is about the same age so it is easier for them to bond and be comfortable with each other. Besides, the idea is to give an opportunity to the new generation to get together as they did in the past.However, he added, all are welcome to join for a day or two.“Anybody who wants to join us from age 5 to 105 is more than welcome,” he said, adding the plan is to post on social media where the group is in the evenings, and when they will set out the next morning.To prevent the hike from degenerating into a political debate, the group said it was important for all participants to leave their political parties behind.“The main reason we are doing this is to show that Greek and Turkish Cypriots can live together in peace without having any political beliefs,” the group announced.Apart from a dedication to the bicommunal cause and a holder of Cypriot ID, applicants need to be nature lovers, athletic and have a strong sense of adventure.Golden Sands beach in the KarpasiaBasic cooking skills are also essential, since this is not going to be a trip where eating in restaurants is on the cards. The idea is to cook as a team, another chance to learn more about each other by interacting and introducing each other to ingredients that are used in each part of the country.It is also a way of saving money. Each person needs to contribute something, but it is hoped that sponsors will provide most of the money. However, the sponsors to approach will be decided when all the group members have been chosen.Some camping has been tentatively planned, and some nights the group will be able to stay in the homes of friends and relatives.Early starts and a long lunch break will ensure the hot June weather does not get too exhausting.And what are the benefits? Apart from the bonding and becoming an ambassador for the cause, it is likely that the team will be mentioned in the Guinness Book of World records as the first one to tour the whole Cyprus coastline.Some plans have been made for the video to be shot. The group might offer it to local TV stations and is thinking of posting it on YouTube to make it globally known as well.But a lot of plans and arrangements still need to be made, and those who apply had better be sure that they have a lot of free time on their hands between now and June 10.“We are not looking for someone who works full-time,” George explained, “but maybe a student with some time or a person who is unemployed.”If you are interested and speak English, the language of communication among the group, send a copy of your ID and your contact details to coastlinehikers@gmail.com by March 23 in order to arrange an interview. For more info call George on 99-819087.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Call for blood donations

first_imgMore blood donations are needed to see hospitals through until the end of August, the health ministry announced on Monday, calling on new and regular blood donors to give blood.With so many people on holiday until August 26 less blood is available, the ministry said.In its announcement the ministry’s blood centre thanked all those who have already given blood during the holiday season and made sure there were sufficient quantities.“This offer translates into improving the quality of life of many of our patients and in many cases it has been crucial to saving lives,” the statement concluded.This is the second time this month the centre is asking for help from the public.In Nicosia, donations can be made at the Engomi health centre from 7.30am until 8pm. For donations the centre is also open on Saturdays from 8.30am until 1.30pm.Elsewhere blood can be donated at the blood banks of general hospitals from 7.30am until 2pm except during weekends. You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoGundry MDHow To Make Your Dark Spots Fade (Effortless 2 Minute Routine)Gundry MDUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Audit office seeks financial autonomy

first_imgBy Angelos AnastasiouThe Audit Service should become financially autonomous by being allowed to submit its annual budget directly to parliament for approval, instead of requiring the cabinet’s green-light, Auditor-general Odysseas Michaelides said on Wednesday.Speaking after a House finance committee session, in which the issue was discussed, Michaelides referred to his frequent turf wars with Finance Minister Harris Georgiades, which “all lead back to the need for financial autonomy”.“We are not asking for autonomy on matters of promotions – all we are asking for is, when we prepare our annual budget with the Finance Ministry, to submit it directly to parliament for approval, rather than submitting it to the cabinet,” he said.A legislative proposal to this effect has been tabled jointly by main opposition Akel and the Green party and appears to have the backing of a majority of MPs, but the House Legal Affairs committee asked to discuss it as it relates to a proposed constitutional amendment.Finance committee chairman Averof Neophytou said such an “obviously unconstitutional” proposal could not possibly be backed by one of the state’s most independent institutions.“The extent of autonomy cannot be changed unless it is proposed by the executive branch of government,” he said.Still, Neophytou said, the financial autonomy of the legislative takes precedence over other institutions.“We can’t have separation of powers when the budget, positions and operation of parliament are in the hands of the executive,” he argued.“So the first thing that needs to be regulated is, by constitutional priority, parliamentary autonomy. I believe that after [January’s] presidential elections the first issued that must be forwarded is the autonomy of the most essential branch of power, the legislative branch.”He added that the Akel-Greens proposal is a half-measure, since it does not solve the problem.“Even as the budget may not go through the cabinet, the Audit Service’s employees will remain civil servants and depend on the Public Service Commission,” he said.Responding to the argument, Michaelides said de-linking the Audit Service from the public service commission would grant it excessive powers.“This is why we are not demanding any other form of autonomy, other than financial autonomy,” he said.Such autonomy, he added, was an obligation undertaken by the Cyprus state both in its talks for accession to the European Union and during the economic-adjustment programme agreed with international creditors in 2013.Akel MP Aristos Damianou said the party’s view has always been that independent officials and institutions should be truly independent and impervious to political interference.“Therefore, through the discussion that has already started, we must arrive at a result that will safeguard such independence, which includes the Audit Service, the Legal Service, the judiciary and certainly the House of Representatives,” he said. You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoMBA Degrees | Search AdsMBA Programs Online – See For YourselfMBA Degrees | Search AdsUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

New bill to protect victims of stalking

first_imgAround 55,000 girls and women in Cyprus over the age of 12 have reportedly been victims of stalking, MPs heard during discussion on Wednesday at the House legal affairs committee on a government bill against stalking.Presenting the bill to MPs, permanent secretary of the justice ministry Andreas Mylonas said that it aims at protecting persons from stalking, mainly women.According to the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), Mylonas said, in Cyprus, 11 per cent of the female population over 12, around 55,000 women, have been victims of stalking. The EU average is 18 per cent, he said.The bill provides for harsh penalties, Mylonas said, and protection of the victim by interim orders as well as civil actions to compensate the victim. People convicted of stalking may be sentenced by up to one year in prison and or fined up to €2,000.In cases when stalkers’ behaviour leads to fear of violence against the victim or against a member of his or her family or damage of his or her property, the culprit may be punished by imprisonment up to five years and or a fine up to €10,000.Mylonas said that the bill comes in response to two reports of the ombudswoman, in 2014 and 2015, that cited a legal gap as regards stalking.Gender Equality Commissioner, Iosifina Antoniou, expressed her satisfaction over the tabling of the bill to the committee.To-date, she said, due to the legal gap, police remain idle in cases of stalking.Antoniou referred to a murder attempt on a woman in Oroklini in 2013. The woman in question, the commissioner said, had been reporting for a year and a half prior to the murder attempt that she was being harassed but police did not take any measures that could have prevented the incident.Disy MP and president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Stella Kyriakides, welcomed the tabling of the bill and the start of its discussion at the committee.This, she said, is an important first step for the application of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, also known as the Istanbul Convention, which Cyprus ratified earlier in the month.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue Book10 Electric Cars That Last the LongestKelley Blue BookUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Sixtyone per cent of Nicosians think their city is clean

first_imgMore than 61 per cent of Nicosians believe their city is clean, according to a Eurostat report published on Monday.The results place Nicosia just ahead of Amsterdam and behind Warsaw.Residents from 109 European capitals and other cities were asked how satisfied they were with the cleanliness in their hometown.Among these, Ventspils in Latvia came on top with virtually all (99 per cent) of its inhabitants responding that they were very or rather satisfied with the cleanliness of their city. Ventspils was followed by another Latvian city, Valmiera (97 per cent), Oviedo in Spain and the city of Luxembourg (both 95 per cent).With regard to the EU’s capital cities, the results show significant disparities of satisfaction, with levels ranging from 9 per cent to 95 per cent.At least 80 per cent of inhabitants were very or rather satisfied with the cleanliness of their city in Luxembourg, Vienna, Ljubljana, Riga and Helsinki.In contrast, only 9 per cent of inhabitants in Rome found their city clean enough. Less than half of the population was satisfied with the state of their city in nine other capitals, Bratislava, Sofia, Bucharest, Madrid, Budapest, Athens, Berlin, Brussels and Paris. You May Likeamazingpages.infoTop 10 Things To Do In Dubaiamazingpages.infoUndoWorldemandThe Best Foods To Clear Artery PlaqueWorldemandUndoCelebsland.comThe Top 25 Celebrity Yachts in The WorldCelebsland.comUndo Greece to overturn law that made universities no-go zone for policeUndoBritish woman who claimed gang-rape taken to courtUndoMayors lobbying president to prevent local govt mergersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

News podcast Medical cannabis should it be legalised

first_imgThe Cyprus News Digest, in collaboration with the Cyprus Mail brings you an in-depth analysis of some of the latest developments in international and local news – in audio form.Presented by Rosie Charalambous, this week:Should medical cannabis be legalised in Cyprus, and what conditions can it treat?Empowering women to take a more active role in the peace process in CyprusFor more, visit: http://cyprusmail.libsyn.com/You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoAngels And EntrepreneursRobert Herjavec Announce Venture Could Make You RichAngels And EntrepreneursUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more