Aussie jailed for drunken behaviour on SIA flight

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: J.L <a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> An Australian man has landed himself two weeks in a Singaporean jail after he threatened to open an emergency exit door on a Singapore Airlines flight in February this year.Dull Kegan William, 26, was drunk and became loud and aggressive while on flight SQ377 travelling from Milan to Singapore on February 17 according to the Aviation Herald.Cabin crew had issued a warning to William but he continued his behaviour and attempted to open the Boeing 777-300’s emergency exit door about an hour prior to landing.Other passengers and cabin crew tried to restrain him, resulting in a brawl which was captured on video and has now gone viral on YouTube.After the flight landed safely in Singapore, William was taken into custody by police and was last week found guilty of unruly behaviour by Singapore’s subordinate court.He now faces a sentence of two weeks in jail.Watch the video of the brawl on the SIA flight below.last_img read more

Virgin Blue cancels 16 flights

first_imgPassengers intending travel on Virgin Blue can expect further delays following news the airline has cancelled 16 flights scheduled for today after a system crash last Sunday week.After the initial system crash, Virgin Blue have been running on a secondary or emergency system and, from last night, have taken steps to return to its primary operating system, but to do so have had to suspend web check-in, kiosk check-in and Check-mate services as well as cancel flights.According to a Virgin Blue spokesperson the flight cancellations and web booking restrictions should limit chaos while the airline reverts to its primary operating system, the Australian reported.”People on [the cancelled] flights have been moved to other services and will be only delayed by about an hour,” the spokesperson said.The newspaper speculated the ‘computer glitch’ has cost the beleaguered airline millions of dollars, but the Virgin Blue spokesperson reportedly made no comment.”[Virgin Blue are] working closely with [system provider] Navitaire” to get the primary system running, the spokesperson said. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: G.A Virgin Blues keep cominglast_img read more

South Africa is MyDestination … Myer

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: K.W South Africa Tourism (SAT) and Myer have launched a new partnership to showcase the country’s tourism and culture aiming to change public perception of the destination.The retail giant’s spring/summer 2013 season features the store’s ambassadors Jennifer Hawkins, Kris Smith and Jessica Hart modelling in some of South Africa’s sensational landscapes, with unique wildlife a complementing accessory.South Africa was the perfect backdrop for the designs influenced by tribal style patterns, along with bright colours and earthy tones.In Australia for the campaign launch, South African Tourism (SAT) chief executive officer Thulani Nzima spoke to e-Travel Blackboard about the unique partnership and the opportunity to work with the already established Myer brand.According to Mr Nzima, Australian visitors to South Africa rose 14 percent in the first quarter of 2012 to more than 110,000, which is above the overall growth rate of 10 percent.Mr Nzima said he was optimistic about a strong future for the Australian market, backed by a strong Australian dollar.“With the strength of the Australian dollar, South Africa offers even more value for money,” he said.Aware of competition from neighbouring countries that also offer safari holidays, Mr Nzima said SAT’s focus was to grow awareness of the depth of the destination attractions beyond the big five.“We are not just a safari destination, we have a lot of other things too,” Mr Nzima pointed out, listing the country’s culture, heritage, arts, music, and fashion as areas of interest.The Myer campaign will help promote this, along with a positive message that South Africa is a safe place to travel to.“Seeing acclaimed models like Jenifer Hawkins in South Africa can only promote South Africa as a safe destination,” Mr Nzima commented.While it is too early to see the results of the partnership, South Africa Tourism expects the next three months will show positive results from the campaign.last_img read more

AzAmazing bespoke evenings for Azamara

first_imgAzamara Club Cruises has announced the introduction of bespoke evening events on every voyage across both vessels in 2013. Further enhancing their key point differentiator, destination immersion, the all-new complimentary ‘AzAmazing Evenings’ will be on offer aboard Azamara Quest from 27 March 2013 and sister-ship Azamara Quest from 15 May 2013.“You can’t buy these events and experiences, they’re one off and they’re customised for every itinerary,” Azamara senior VP Edie Bornstein told e-Travel Blackboard.“We will have one evening per itinerary and the guests will love it because it’s included in the price of the cruise.”Created by a team led by Azamara destination expert Claudius Docekal and destination consultant Emilio Freeman, the fully customised events will enable interested passengers to travel via private coach to experiences including; a private ballet performance in St. Petersburg, Russia or a polo match and reception in Saint Tropez.“Between Emilio and Claudius, they have 60 years cruise and travel experience…they understood the bespoke, authentic nature that we were after and they just went to work,” Ms Bornstein told e-Travel Blackboard.“It was a tremendous manual effort but we are very, very excited about it. We don’t think our guests will like it…we think they’ll love it!”‘AzAmazing Evenings’ will replace the current 50 percent savings off the ‘Land Discovery’ shore excursions program with Ms Bornstein sharing her belief that offering an all-inclusive tour offering would have increased the line’s price point unnecessarily. “We really believe that full blown tours are a personal thing. “It doesn’t customise the vacation experience to the extent somebody may want, so we thought, let’s leave the shore excursion land discovery option up to the individual and they can take as many or as little as they want.”Passengers sailing on voyages pre-2 March 2013 aboard Azamara Quest or pre-17 April 2013 aboard Azamara Journey will still be able to save 50 percent on most Land Discoveries when booking online at least four days prior to their sailing date. The cruise line has also made the move to become more inclusive with the announcement that complimentary standard spirits, wines and international beers will also be available throughout the ship during the bars’ opening hours when the ‘AzAmazing Event’ is launched on both vessels. “We want to really make sure our guests are ecstatic, or ‘AzAmazed’ if you will,” Ms Bornstein said. Azamara passengers can now immerse themselves even more in a destination with the bespoke ‘AzAmazing Evening’ offering.Image: Azamara Club Cruises Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Alast_img read more

Thousands apply for Tourism Australias Best Jobs in the World

first_imgResumes flooding in for TourismAustralia’s new campaign. More than a quarter of a million ‘job applications’ have been submitted to Tourism Australia, less than week after the tourist bureau launched its new ‘Best Jobs in the World’ competition.Up to 275,000 expressions of interest have been submitted by 150,000 individuals from 196 countries thus far, with the majority of applicants so far coming from the USA (38,000), followed by France (33,000) and then the UK (32,000).Of the jobs on offer, the most popular job is South Australia’s Wildlife Caretaker (19.4 percent), followed by NSW’s ChiefFunster (19.2 percent) and Queensland’s Park Ranger (18.5 percent).Tourism Australia managing director Andrew McEvoy described interest in the competition as “overwhelmingly positive” and has thus far exceeding expectations.The competition is available to travellers between 18 and 30 years of age in Australia and overseas and is part of a major international marketing push, which will focus upon promoting tourism opportunities provided by Australia’s Working Holiday Maker (WHM) program.The deadline for entries closes on 10 April 2013.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J.last_img read more

Tourism Irelands wild new campaign

first_imgSource = ETB News: P.T. Tourism Ireland will follow up this year’s wildly successful global marketing campaign, The Gathering, with The Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s first long-distance touring route. The tourist bureau’s outlook for 2014 is positive, incorporating a new self-drive coastal campaign. Other highlights throughout 2014 include the Giro d’Italia cycling event in May; Limerick, city of culture 2014; and Bloom, Ireland’s Largest Gardening, Food & Family Event in May. “This year has been a great year for Ireland,” Tourism Ireland head of Australia and developing markets Jim Paul said. The Wild Atlantic Way, stretching 2500km along the Atlantic coast from Donegal to West Cork, will encompass 156 strategically placed discovery points for travellers to stop and experience the craic. Check out ‘The Wild Atlantic Way’ promotional video below, courtesy of Fáilte Ireland. Tourism Ireland hosted ‘An Evening of Ireland’ in Sydney this week, bringing together local media and highlighting the accomplishments of the 2013 campaign, while explaining the outlook for 2014. There were over 4000 specific events arranged across the country this year, with more still to come. The Wild Atlantic Way follows 2013’s The Gathering. “It was always a bit of a worry looking ahead to 2014, given the success of The Gathering in 2013,” Tourism Ireland manager Australia and New Zealand Diane Butler. “We’ve created the longest defined coastal touring route in the world – The Wild Atlantic Way – a journey of a lifetime that we feel will resonate strongly with the Australian market, particularly given the self-drive component.” Tourism Ireland predicts there will be approximately 180,000 Australian and New Zealand travellers to Ireland by the end of the year. “The Gathering was aimed at the 70 million diaspora around the world, to bring them back to Ireland… we did it from the ground upwards, working very closely with the communities in Ireland – the towns, councils, sports societies, local musicians – we then left it up to them to set up their own events.” The campaign was received extremely well in the United States, while Australian travellers to Ireland also grew, rising 16 percent for January-June 2013, compared to the same period in 2012.last_img read more

Tourism boosted by China Free Trade Agreement

first_imgTourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) has welcomed the announcement of the China Free Trade Agreement, saying that Australia’s hotel and tourism sector could be a major benefactor from the closer ties.The announcement by the Federal Government that would see Australia grant visas for up to 5000 Chinese work and holiday makers annually is especially welcomed by TAA.TAA acting chief executive officer Carol Giuseppi, said that the timing of the announcement was particularly important.“Australia is undergoing the largest expansion of its hotel sector in over 20 years, with new hotel developments across the country, so it will be beneficial to have access to a pool of labour to work in both existing and new hotels,” Ms Giuseppi said.As well as the tourism sector benefiting from the free trade agreements Ms Giuseppi said that the hospitality sector will benefit too.“While TAA applauds the Government’s positive initiatives, the hospitality sector would benefit even further if the Working Holiday Visa programme was extended from 12 months to 24 months duration,” she said.Ms Giuseppi said that other changes announced as part of the Free Trade Agreement would also benefit the tourism and hospitality sector.Through the new Investment Facilitation Arrangements, the hotel and tourism sector have another area to progress through the Free Trade Agreement.“The Agreement will create far closer links between the two countries, and to facilitate the enhanced links our visa system must improve to make it easier and cheaper for Chinese travellers to visit Australia.”Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img read more

Mumbai becomes the third destination worldwide to host Lufthansas Airbus A350900

first_imgEuropean airline Lufthansa has recently rolled out the service for its A350-900 in India at Mumbai, operating its daily flight between Mumbai and Munich with the most modern long-haul aircraft of the world, the Airbus A350-900. The metro city becomes the second Indian destination after New Delhi and the third destination worldwide to receive this service.The airline’s innovative new aircraft raises the benchmark for efficiency and travel comfort, reaffirming Lufthansa’s commitment to Indian customers. “Maharashtra is amongst our most important markets and our relationship with the city of Mumbai has grown consistently over the years. Therefore, it is only natural that Mumbai becomes the third destination worldwide to receive the most modern and environmental friendly aircraft, the Lufthansa Airbus A350-900,” said Wolfgang Will, Senior Director South Asia, Lufthansa Group Airlines.“Having made India home for over half a century, it’s equally important for us to cultivate long lasting trustful relations reflective of our ‘More Indian Than You Think’ commitment. Building on this, we will continue to invest in innovative products and services to ensure an enriching travel experience for our customers,” he added further.last_img read more

Alliant National Title Adds New Deputy General Counsel and SVP

first_img Margaret CookAlliant National Title Insurance Company, a title insurance underwriter that partners with Independent Agents to improve their competitive position in the marketplace, announces the promotion of Margaret Cook to deputy general counsel and SVP.Cook recently marked her second decade in the title insurance industry. The promotion comes as Cook prepares to mark 20 years in the title insurance industry.Prior to joining Alliant National, Cook’s talents were utilized by other title insurance companies, where she served as chief claims counsel and regional counsel. Before starting her title insurance career by joining a regional title insurance underwriter in 1996, Cook practiced law in a private practice.Cook has to her name a long list of public speaking engagements. She has been a featured speaker at seminars held by the American Land Title Association, the Land Title Association of Colorado, the Idaho Land Title Association, the Colorado Certified Closers Association, the National Business Institute, and for several local Realtor associations.Cook’s vast knowledge of and strong reputation in the industry will be a great benefit in her new role as deputy general counsel and SVP of Alliant National, as Cook works with senior executive leadership to manage key legal issues and build relationships.Her most recent accomplishments include being the Immediate Past President of the Land Title Association of Colorado, with additional service on the Association’s Legislative Affairs Committee and Education Committee. She is also Past-Chair of Colorado’s Title Advisory Council.“It has been my privilege to work with the highly capable and talented staff of our Independent Agents and Alliant National,” Cook said, “and I look forward to continuing to partner in our agents’ success.” Alliant National Title Adds New Deputy General Counsel and SVP Share in Headlines, News, Secondary Marketcenter_img Alliant National Title Insurance Company Deputy General Counsel Underwriter 2015-11-09 Staff Writer November 9, 2015 554 Views last_img read more

IntelliMime Drives Down Costs and Increases Efficiency

first_img in Headlines, journal, News, Technology Concentrance Consulting Group, Inc., a small minority-owned business founded in 2000, has rolled out a new version of its technology that automates the compliance review process of MBS Issuers who collectively hold over $1 trillion in outstanding issuance.The compliance-as-a-service technology, powered by IntelliMime, ensures step-by-step guide review consistency, and enables real-time government agency management complete with a browser view of each compliance review while in process. The system does all of this in a hosted, cloud-based, data-secure environment consistent with Federal Government requirements.“The technology has a depth to it that is unique,” said Allen Jones, Principal of Concentrance, who went on to say, “IntelliMime takes very complex routines and automates them with reporting, analytics, and dashboards. The system is user friendly and scalable and through workforce optimization can drive down costs and create efficiencies.”The premise of IntelliMime is to “think-in-sync” so that your best employee’s work is replicated by software in a codified, methodical manner that ensures consistency, protects data security, and enables the optimization of workforce management.In building out the IntelliMime system, Concentrance envisions a workforce of talented and aspiring employees who may not be presently employed in financial services. With limited training, the IntelliMime technology can offer an entrée to a broader and more diverse workforce.The Concentrance management team has a 2020 goal to launch its first full production office in Memphis, Tennessee, near both public housing and the home where Concentrance President Karmen Carr was raised.While Carr succeeded in building a successful career in mortgage finance in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., she intends to launch a workforce in Memphis using the IntelliMime software.“When you have the opportunity to achieve success and then return to your roots and help others gain financial skills they might not otherwise have had access to—well, it’s very rewarding,” said Carr.Carr went on to say, “Our work for private sector clients and the federal government is just beginning. We have big goals and our software is applicable to any industry. Give us your most complex process and your most talented employee and we’ll codify and productionalize it. We can then manage it or license the software.” IntelliMime Drives Down Costs and Increases Efficiency Sharecenter_img January 14, 2018 579 Views Company News Concentrance Consulting Group IntelliMime 2018-01-14 David Whartonlast_img read more

Tech Employees Flee From Silicon Valley Housing Market

first_img Black Knight Housing Affordability real estate San Francisco housing Zillow 2018-03-06 Rachel Williams Tech Employees Flee From Silicon Valley Housing Market March 6, 2018 682 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Newscenter_img According to an article by the Observer’s Sissi Cao, prime-age workers (those in their mid-30s) are retreating from Silicon Valley due to the lack of affordable housing.“A typical software engineer at the highest-paying tech companies in the area now needs to spare a third of his or her income to afford a home near work, which runs around $1.2 million,” Cao reported.In an attempt to alleviate this problem, Trulia found that the Golden Gate City built more new homes than any other city in 2017. Last year the city approved 94.6 percent more homes than its average between 1980-2016. The total number of permits in 2017 was 6,270.Although San Francisco’s affordability crisis has been waging for more than a decade, it seems to be reaching epic proportions. A recent Black Knight report found that San Francisco hit a new peak in home appreciation, as prices rose by more than 11 percent year-over-year in December 2017.One way tech companies are reacting to the affordability problem is by building branches outside of San Francisco to retain employees, as conveyed by Lux Capital co-founder Josh Wolfe, who spoke to Cao. However, for residents who don’t want to move out of the city, unorthodox living arrangements may be the solution. New York Times writer Nellie Bowles recently delved into this problem, finding that some professionals are moving back into dorms when priced out of the single-family housing market.“Everybody told me housing in San Francisco was really expensive, but I was like, ‘I live in New York, how much more expensive can it be? … I was a bit cocky,” Katherine McKim, 37, told Bowles. Sharelast_img read more

Padgett Law Group Appoints COO

first_img January 17, 2019 721 Views Atlanta-based Padgett Law Group (PLG) has announced the appointment of Jay French as COO. In this role, French will assume duties related to the day-to-day oversight and management of the firm’s operational activities associated with its creditors’ rights’ legal practice.PLG offers comprehensive default legal services in Florida, where the firm originated over 25 years ago; Georgia; Tennessee; Arkansas; and Texas. French is based out of the firm’s Atlanta office in the city’s financial services hub of Buckhead.French will report directly to Founder and CEO Timothy D. Padgett. French previously provided management consulting services to the firm and steps into his role with a deep understanding of the firm’s work, people, and practice. “Jay’s industry and corporate experience helped us reshape ourselves internally to better face the future of this business,” said Timothy D. Padgett, Founder and CEO, PLG. “After nearly a year of that process, it became clear that Jay had a long-term home at PLG and we couldn’t be more excited about this permanent addition to and expansion of our executive leadership team.”French has held numerous senior leadership roles in telecommunications, information technology, and financial services. His previous industry experience includes over three years as Vice President of Client Financial Services for Prommis Solutions. French holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Auburn University and an MBA in Finance from the Stetson School of Business and Economics at Mercer University, Atlanta.A Legal League 100 member, PLG offers exclusive representation to institutional clients such as lenders, mortgage servicers, credit unions, banks, hedge funds, investors, and other financial services industry stakeholders. Leveraging technology in its partnerships with forward-thinking clients gives PLG the ability to focus on the aggressive management and processing of delinquent or under-performing loans, providing clients with an edge when curing or resolving complex legal matters. Jay French Legal League 100 Lenders Mortgage Servicers Padgett Law Group 2019-01-17 Radhika Ojha Padgett Law Group Appoints COOcenter_img Share in Headlines, News, Servicinglast_img read more

The US Food and Drug Administration FDA says s

first_img The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says sales of romaine lettuce grown in areas deemed to be safe can now resume, as long as the product is labeled with a harvest date and location.In a Nov. 26 announcement, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb also said that the E. coli outbreak that came to light last week has now led to 43 illnesses across 12 U.S. states, as well as 22 illnesses in Canada.Gottlieb said he believes that romaine lettuce associated with the outbreak comes from areas of California that grow romaine lettuce over the summer months and that the outbreak appears to be related to “end of season” romaine lettuce harvested from these areas.”The involved areas include the Central Coast growing regions of central and northern California,” he said.The FDA is continuing tracebacks of romaine from locations where impacted consumers purchased or consumed the product before they became ill.”Based on further discussions with the leafy greens industry and with agricultural authorities, we have begun to narrow the location in which we believe the contaminated romaine in the current outbreak was grown,” he said.”At the time of the outbreak, the vast majority of the romaine on the market was being grown in the Central Coast region of California. Since then, harvesting of romaine lettuce from this region has ended for the year.”Growing and harvesting of romaine lettuce is now shifting to the winter growing regions of the U.S., which include mainly the California desert region of the Imperial Valley, the desert region of Arizona in and around Yuma, and Florida.”Gottlieb added the FDA believes it was critically important to have a “clean break” in the romaine supply available to consumers in the U.S. in order to purge the market of potentially contaminated romaine lettuce related to the current outbreak. “This appears to have been accomplished through the market withdrawal request of Nov. 20, 2018,” he said.Based on discussions with major producers and distributors, romaine lettuce entering the market will now be labeled with a harvest location and a harvest date, said a new FDA advisory. Romaine lettuce entering the market can also be labeled as being hydroponically or greenhouse grown.”If it does not have this information, you should not eat or use it,” said the advisory.”If consumers, retailers, and food service facilities are unable to identify that romaine lettuce products are not affected – which means determining that the products were grown outside the California regions that appear to be implicated in the current outbreak investigation — we urge that these products not be purchased, or if purchased, be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.” November 27 , 2018 You might also be interested incenter_img U.S.: FDA finds no salmonella outbreak source at D …last_img read more

April 22 2019

first_imgApril 22 , 2019 You might also be interested in In response to the government’s announcement, the tomato division chairman of FPAA, Jimmy Mungia, testified on behalf of the association on March 27, urging the Department of Commerce to maintain the agreement.Members of the Arizona Legislature then drafted a letter to Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross voicing their views on the importance of negotiating the Tomato Suspension Agreement and urging him to sign an updated agreement.The letter, from the Arizona House Committee on State and International Affairs, notes: “We are concerned to see efforts from certain regional interests to disrupt the normal negotiation process between the Department of Commerce and the Mexican growers, a process that has happened regularly since 1996.”By not renegotiating an agreement that has worked for over 20 years to stabilize the tomato markets, this Committee fears we would be erecting new trade barriers in fruits and vegetables that will directly harm Arizona businesses and consumers across the United States.”Beyond FPAA and the state committee, Garrick Taylor from the Border Trade Alliance also presented in favor of maintaining the Tomato Suspension Agreement at the hearing. Local distributors across Arizona have raised concerns over the U.S. Department of Commerce’s plans to withdraw for its decades-long tomato suspension agreement with Mexico.Leaving the pact with Mexican growers next month – a move favored by the Florida Tomato Exchange and many growers in the U.S. Southeast – will allow for investigations into allegations that product is being dumped into the U.S. market.But not everyone agrees this move will be advantageous. According to the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA), in the 22 years that the pact has been in effect, it has created jobs and thriving businesses in the tomato import industry.Terminating the agreement could mean higher prices for consumers, loss of jobs and businesses in Arizona and across the U.S., the FPAA says.What’s more, it could also impact over 33,000 U.S. workers and 1.4 million workers in Mexico, causing a complete disruption of the North American supply chain, and an escalating trade war that threatens the passage of NAFTA’s replacement, the USMCA, the association adds. U.S.: FPAA pushes for new tomato deal with Mexico, …last_img read more

Viking is offering specials on two of its most pop

first_imgViking is offering specials on two of its most popular river cruise itineraries – 15-day Grand European Tour and 13-day Waterways of the Tsars. Both include free flights to Europe and must be booked before 30 April, 2018.15-day Grand European Tour from Amsterdam to Budapest or vice versa is now priced from $5,995 per person, including free return flights to Europe. This price is available on the 14 November 2019 departure, from Budapest to Amsterdam.13-day Waterways of the Tsars from St Petersburg to Moscow or vice versa is now priced from $7,895 per person, including free return flights to Europe. This price is available on selected sailings in 2019.A wide range of other 2019 river cruises are still available at 2018 prices, many with free or discounted flights. Agents are encouraged to book their clients now before the sale ends on 30 April 2018, unless sold out prior. earlybirdsRiver CruisesVikinglast_img read more

Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact However, Arizona is on the verge of missing the postseason for the third consecutive year, and has already found itself on the wrong side of history in 2012 by becoming the first NFL team to start a season 4-0 only to go on a subsequent seven-game losing streak.For the Jets, the on-field performance has been only part of the problem for Rex Ryan. Ryan took New York to consecutive AFC Championship games during his first two years in the Big Apple, but has since watched his team go a combined 12-15 over the past two seasons.In addition to his team’s recent mediocre record, Ryan has had to deal with several locker room incidents over the past few seasons, including a New York Daily News’ article earlier this year which quoted unnamed players bashing backup quarterback Tim Tebow.Needless to say a loss Sunday inevitably makes the hot seat that much hotter for Whisenhunt or Ryan.While ESPN NFL insider John Clayton told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug & Wolf Thursday that he hopes both will be back in 2013 with their respective teams based on prior merit, he’s not so sure wishful thinking will make it so for Sunday’s losing coach.“I know that both coaches could put themselves in a position where they wouldn’t be there next season,” Clayton said. “I know Rex’s position is that he’s telling his coaches that basically ‘we better pick it up or we aren’t going to be here.’” Although Clayton suggested that New York may lean towards making changes in the management department rather than at the head coach position, the same may not be true in Arizona.“You look at Ken Whisenhunt and you know how good of a coach he is,” said Clayton. “He’s a fantastic coach, but somebody might have to take the fall for this season. And if somebody does it’ll probably end up being him. Which would be a shame.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Comments   Share   Sitting with identical 4-7 records, odds are the winner of Sunday’s game at the Meadowlands between the New York Jets and the Arizona Cardinals still won’t be headed for a late-season playoff run.The news, however, might be gloomier for the losing team.Since coming to the Valley in 2007, Ken Whisenhunt has led the Cardinals to four seasons with a .500 record or better, two NFC West Division titles and a Super Bowl Appearance back in February 2009. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Of course, there are more than five options, but I think the essence of the options come down to five choices. Besides, I’m a rule follower. It’s called The 5, not The 11.So here are the five options with conveniently included odds intended solely for the purposes of wagering. A Guard (3 to 1) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img

Im happy he got paid but sad to see him go Los

first_imgI’m happy he got paid but sad to see him go. “Los Dirty” is one of my favorite Cardinals of all time but, having said that, I would not have gambled to the degree the Browns did. Karlos is going to be 33 next season. At some point in time, age and mileage matter. In the end: Karlos did what he needed to do and the Cardinals did what they needed to do. Welcome to free agency in the Year of Our Lord 2014.Godspeed, Los Dirty. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The Cleveland Browns reached agreement with former Arizona Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby. Dansby agreed to a four-year, $24 million deal that includes $14 million guaranteed, according to sources. That last number is what made his departure a fait accompli. The Cardinals could not justify paying him that kind of money when they have other contracts looming.But Karlos is going to be hard to replace. He is an excellent tackler, plays well in space, has excellent ball skills, is a leader and, most of all, a great guy. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

Heres Sandos criteria for each tier • Tier 1 qu

first_imgHere’s Sando’s criteria for each tier:• Tier 1 quarterbacks can carry their teams week after week and contend for championships without as much help.• Tier 2 QBs are less consistent and need more help, but good enough to figure prominently into a championship equation.• Tier 3 are quarterbacks who are good enough to start but need lots of support, making it tougher to contend at the highest level.• Tier 4 is typically reserved for unproven starters or those who might not be expected to last in the lineup all season. Voters used the fifth tier sparingly.With that criteria in place, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer landed in Tier 3, ranked 15th overall and the top-ranked passer in that 10-player tier.Palmer ranked ahead of Kansas City’s Alex Smith, Miami’s Ryan Tannehill and San Francisco’s Colin Kapernick, among others.A head coach said he thought Palmer was more of a backup at this point based on an inability to move. That was an outlier view, however. Thirteen voters placed Palmer into the second tier. Those placing Palmer lower pointed to injury problems.Sando also pointed out one league personnel director who lauded the Cardinals for recognizing that Palmer had gas left in the tank. The great quarterback debate rages’s Mike Sando is the latest to tackle the challenge of ranking the National Football League’s 32 starting quarterbacks. The writer enlisted the help of others, though. In an ESPN Insider piece, Sando used a panel of 35 league insiders who were asked to put each quarterback into one of five tiers. Tier 1 included the league’s best, while Tier 5 was for the bottom-feeders. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories “At one point, I’d have told you he is a 3,” another director said. “I am saying he is a high 2. Coming out of Oakland I thought his arm was dying. I give Arizona credit. They saw something I did not. His arm has more life to it than I thought.”Six quarterbacks landed in Tier 1 — Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers, New England’s Tom Brady, Indianapolis’ Andrew Luck, Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger, Denver’s Peyton Manning and Drew Brees of New Orleans. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo But did the Cardinals catch some breaks? Though they have to face the Seahawks twice and travel to Carolina, just six games will be played against teams who were in the playoffs last season, and half of those contests will take place in University of Phoenix Stadium.The fact that they cannot play against themselves helps keep their strength of schedule down, but that is not the only reason why they should not find a ton of trouble on a week-to-week basis. Getting the Patriots without Brady is fortuitous, and really, until Week 7 when the Cardinals host the Seahawks, there should not be an opponent who really challenges the reigning NFC West champs.Schatz does point out that the most difficult stretch appears to be the team’s final three games, which see the Cardinals host the Saints before visiting Seattle for a Saturday night affair (the Seahawks previous game will be Thursday night so while they get extra rest, the Cardinals lose a day) and then hitting the road once more to close out the regular season in Los Angeles.As is the case with any schedule predicting piece, no one really knows how good each team will be until the games are played and, even then, injuries will play a factor in how the season plays out. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera talks to Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians before the NFL football NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn) The Arizona Cardinals play in one of the toughest divisions in the league and have a first-place schedule, yet when looking at their 2016 slate, they apparently got off fairly easy.According to Aaron Schatz, in an ESPN Insider piece that ranks every team’s schedule, the Cardinals have the league’s 17th-toughest schedule. It is the least difficult of all the teams in the NFC West.As noted several times this offseason, the Cardinals get a huge advantage hosting the Patriots during Tom Brady’s suspension while the Seahawks must travel to New England after Brady’s return. Arizona’s schedule is generally split into two months of mostly harder opponents at home followed by two monthsof mostly easier opponents on the road. They don’t really have a tough three-game stretch based on what we know about teams right now, although that could change down the road. But the final two games of the season are certainly the hardest two-game stretch.If you need a refresher on the Cardinals’ 2016 schedule, you can find it by clicking here. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments   Share   last_img read more