Not a lot left Ranch near Waterton ravaged by southern Alberta wildfire

first_imgWATERTON, Alta. – Members of a southern Alberta ranching family are leaning on each other for support after a wildfire swept through the property just outside Waterton Lakes National Park.Sierra Garner, 20, was awoken Monday night when she got a phone call saying her grandparents had been ordered to leave their home on the Rocking Heart Ranch. She was told everyone was safe, but that there had been a fire.On Tuesday morning, she drove from her home in Lethbridge to take stock of the damage.“There was not a lot left,” she said Wednesday.Garner’s grandpa and nana, Jim and Angel, would regularly get help from their three children and seven grandchildren on the ranch. Garner says she would go every weekend.When she drove onto the property, she would see a beautiful red log house. Now it’s gone, along with the feed yard, arena and barn.The only thing left standing was a shop housing farm equipment and supplies that happened to be surrounded by gravel. Treasured family keepsakes inside the house were destroyed.“We have this old cowboy hat that was my great-great grandpa’s. That’s burned down,” she said. “Everything that they own and our stuff as well was in there, everything.”Garner said her family is grateful everyone got out safely and none of the 100 or so horses on the ranch was hurt.“Materials can be replaced. We’ll get a new house, we’ll get a new barn, arena,” she said. “We’ll rebuild everything. But if we would have lost any lives, that would have been a different story, and thank gosh we didn’t.”She said her grandparents are holding up well, considering.“I’ve got very strong grandparents,” she said. “They’re doing OK. Without our family here, we wouldn’t be as calm and collected as we are because we all support each other.”The Alberta government says around 500 people are under evacuation order in the Waterton Lakes National Park townsite and parts of Cardston County, the Municipal District of Pincher Creek and the Blood Reserve, a First Nations community southwest of Lethbridge.The wildfire, estimated at 330 square kilometres, has not spread into the national park’s townsite, but has destroyed its visitor centre and other buildings.The Municipal District of Pincher Creek said Wednesday that the fire has destroyed five homes, five outbuildings, two large sheds and one bridge on private property. As well, fence lines, hay and power lines burned.It said the weather looks favourable, with a forecast of rain and little wind.— By Lauren Krugel in Calgarylast_img read more

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German pharmaceutical company Bayer cutting 12000 jobs

first_imgBERLIN — German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG says it’s cutting 12,000 jobs worldwide as it seeks to reduce costs.The Leverkusen-based company said Thursday that details of the cuts to its 118,200-stong workforce would be worked out in coming months but that “a significant number” of the reductions would come in Germany.Bayer acquired U.S. seed and weed-killer maker Monsanto Co. this year. It says with the “synergies expected from the acquisition of Monsanto” and other efficiency and structural measures, including the job cuts, “Bayer anticipates annual contributions of 2.6 billion euros from 2022 on.”The company says a portion of the funds will be used to strengthen competitiveness and innovation in its divisions.Bayer shares rose on the news and were up 3 per cent in afternoon trading in Frankfurt.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Alleged illegal dumping

first_imgPEACE REGION, B.C. – The B.C. Conservation Officer service seized a tank truck on Sunday, November 11, 2018.Peace BCCOS encountered what they believed was the illegal dumping of waste, in progress as they arrived. The tank truck has been seized for evidence.Media spokesman for the Ministry David Carn said there are no further details as the investigation is ongoing.last_img

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Going green: States would get free hand under pot bill

A U.S. senator from Oregon has proposed legislation that would give states a free hand to allow legal marijuana markets without the threat of federal criminal intervention.The proposal by Sen. Ron Wyden aims to ease the conflict between the U.S. government and the growing number of states where cannabis is legal in some form.The Democrat says the federal prohibition of marijuana “is wrong, plain and simple” and “too many economic opportunities have been missed.”The proposal would remove federal criminal penalties for individuals and businesses acting in compliance with state marijuana laws. It would also reduce barriers for legal marijuana businesses to get access to banking.A separate bill would impose a tax on marijuana products similar to federal excise taxes on alcohol.Michael R. Blood, The Associated Press read more

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TSX Dow plunge as Fed comments spark selloff

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market tumbled more than 2% and headed for its biggest decline since early April on Thursday following a disappointing read on Chinese manufacturing and the U.S. Federal Reserve’s latest indication it’s preparing to wind down economic stimulus.[np_storybar title=”Gold and silver miners under pressure as prices dive” link=””%5DMany miners are already working on razor-thin margins, and if prices do not recover soon, they will be forced to make difficult decisions about their businesses. Read more. [/np_storybar]The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 287.11 points, or 2.34%, at 11,978.90 in mid-afternoon trade. All sectors participating Thursday’s selloff, which followed a 99-point decline on Wednesday.The dismal showing across all sectors pushed the TSX further into negative territory. The main Canadian index is down about 400 points or 3.3% so far this year.The Canadian dollar tumbled 0.98 of a cent to 96.36 cents US. That cam on top of a loss of six-tenths of a cent Wednesday and amid a sharp retracement in commodity prices after data indicated a further contraction this month in China’s manufacturing sector.U.S. indexes also sold off as the Dow Jones industrial average fell 344.05 points, or 2.28%, at 14,768.14. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index was down 35.15 points, or 2.16%, at 1,593.78. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 71.48 points, or 2.08%, at 3,371.72.Markets responded negatively after Fed chairman Ben Bernanke confirmed Wednesday that the central bank’s bond purchases will likely slow later this year and end in 2014. The timing depends on economic data. But the fear is that rising interest rates won’t be far behind.The Fed has been buying US$85-billion worth of financial assets each month to keep long-term interest rates low in the hope of boosting borrowing and spending. But the inflows of cash into financial markets have also helped fuel a boom on many stock markets this year, including the Dow industrials which had been up more than 16% for the year.Analysts say that investors weren’t expecting Bernanke to say the program could end so quickly, and are now having to adjust their holdings to anticipate higher U.S. interest rates.“Our U.S. economists now expect the Fed to announce a reduction in the pace of asset purchases to US$70-billion per month at the September meeting and expect asset purchases to be concluded by March 2014,” said a commentary from Barclays Research.Some analysts wondered why markets viewed this as such a negative since higher rates should mean the economy is doing better.“We have got away with murder recently with the low interest rates,” said Ron Meisels, president of Phases & Cycles Inc. in Montreal.“People are naive not to think that interest rates are going to eventually have to move up, which means together that bond prices are coming down (and yields going up). Is it going to happen today? No.”Files In economic news Thursday, there was good news from the housing sector as U.S. sales of previously occupied homes surpassed the five million mark in May, the first time that’s happened in 31/2 years. The National Association of Realtors says home sales rose 4.2% in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.18 million, up from April’s pace of 4.97 million.Markets have been volatile since May 22 when Bernanke first mentioned that the central bank could be ready to start tapering those bond purchases.Indications of such a slowdown of bond purchases have also send yields higher, with the benchmark U.S. 10-year Treasury down from early highs but still at 2.38% late Thursday morning, up from 2.25% before the Fed’s announcement Wednesday afternoon. The yield was as low as 1.6% at the beginning of May.Those rising yields have also punished interest sensitive stocks on the TSX such as utilities, telecoms, REITs and pipelines. For example, the utilities sector is down almost eight per cent this month while telcos have fallen about five per cent.Resource stocks have also taken a beating on the TSX, reflecting lower commodity prices and sluggish global growth, with the base metals sector down 12% this month and 27% year to date.Those stocks led decliners Thursday after HSBC said that the preliminary version of its monthly purchasing managers index for China fell to a nine-month low of 48.3 in June, down from 49.6 in May. Numbers below 50 indicate a contraction in the manufacturing sector.Commodities slid as a result of demand concerns following the disappointing Chinese data and the higher U.S. dollar.A higher U.S. dollar pressures commodities because a stronger greenback makes it more expensive for holders of other currencies to buy oil and metals, which are dollar-denominated.The base metals sector lost almost five per cent as July copper on the New York Mercantile Exchange lost eight cents to US$3.06 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) fell 58 cents to $22.52 while HudBay Minerals (TSX:HBM) dropped 52 cents to $7.07.The gold sector was down almost six per cent while bullion tumbled with the August contract sliding $87.80 to US$1,286.20, falling below $1,300 for the first time in nearly three years. Aggressive monetary stimulus programs by central banks have supported gold prices since the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent recession, partly because of worries about inflation. But prices have eroded as inflation remains tame and the global economic outlook continues to improve.Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) faded $1.83 to $25.10 while Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) declined $1.24 to $17.31.The July crude contract fell $2.55 to US$95.69 a barrel, pushing the energy sector down 1.8%. Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) gave back 58 cents to $30.93.The utilities sector gave back 3.27% while TransAlta Corp. (TSXL:TA) declined 27 cents to $13.12.The telecom sector shed two per cent and BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) was down $1.02 to $43.10.Bank stocks also contributed to the dismal showing on the TSX with Royal Bank (TSX:RY) down $1.49 to $59.20.The Canadian Press read more

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UK demands justice for Shaikh

As well as being important for Shaikh’s family, the High Commission said that justice being done will bring some assurance and peace of mind for other British tourists who visit Sri Lanka each year. The British High Commission said it is deeply disappointed that trial proceedings have not yet commenced and continues to call for the perpetrators of this terrible crime to be brought to justice. President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son Namal Rajapaksa had told the BBC recently that “there has to be a trial” to make sure the people who murdered the British national are brought to justice.Pressed on the involvement of local politician Sampath Chandra Pushpa Vidanapathiran, who was one of the suspects out on bail, Rajapaksa said he was “shocked to learn that one of my colleagues had got involved in such a thing”. The British government has raised concerns over the failure by the Sri Lankan authorities to commence trial proceedings into the murder of British citizen Khuram Shaikh.A statement by the British High Commission in Colombo said that it is now 18 months since the murder of Shaikh, and assault on his partner Victoria, while they were on holiday in Tangalle. The government had in March said that the Attorney General (AG) is to forward a direct indictment to the High Court, without a non summary inquiry, relating to the death of Khuram Shaikh.It said that a special prosecutor has been nominated by the Attorney General to conduct the prosecution under the guidance of the Addl. Solicitor General who heads the Criminal Division of the Attorney General’s Department. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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UN Deputy SecretaryGeneral flags need for multidimensional approach to combating piracy

“Piracy and armed robbery against ships is a global concern,” Mr. Eliasson told the Security Council at UN Headquarters in New York, on behalf of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, during a debate on maritime piracy as a threat to international peace and security. “It affects the freedom of shipping and the safety of shipping lanes that carry about 90 per cent of the world’s trade.”According to the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO), there were 291 attacks against ships in the first ten months of 2012 and pirates are still holding 293 seafarers hostage. The areas most affected are East Africa, West Africa and the Far East. Introducing the Secretary-General’s report on piracy off the coast of Somalia to the Council, Mr. Eliasson noted that although there was a sharp decline in pirate attacks in waters off the coast of East Africa this year, compared to 2011, this trend could easily be reversed if the causes of piracy such as instability, lawlessness and ineffective governance are not addressed.“Combating piracy requires a multi-dimensional approach,” Mr. Eliasson said. “In Somalia, this has meant stabilizing the country through a Somali-owned process. The new President of Somalia has made an impressive start, but challenges remain significant. We need to move swiftly to support the Government so that it finally can provide the security and peace dividends that Somalis deserve.”Measures that are needed in the Horn of Africa country to end piracy include focussing on modernizing counter-piracy laws, strengthening capacities for maritime law enforcement and crime investigation, supporting regional networks, as well as knowledge sharing. To do this, the Deputy Secretary-General stated, Member States, international and regional organizations must continue to build consensus on a joint response.“Piracy is a problem the international community can address successfully if we continue to work together,” Mr. Eliasson said. “The UN remains committed to working with its partners to consolidate international assistance, coordinate our activities, and deliver a comprehensive response to this threat.”The world body is helping States in different capacities, such as through the UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s (UNODC) piracy programme, the UN official added.Last week, UNODC’s Executive Director, Yuri Fedotov, began a ten-day visit counter-piracy mission to the region. In Seychelles on Friday, he stressed the impact of piracy on countries’ economies.“Piracy is immensely damaging to local economies and to local livelihoods,” Mr. Fedotov said. “In the Seychelles, it has prevented ships from fishing; between Kenya and Uganda it is raising transport costs; and from Somalia, some 1,200 fit and able young men have been detained and imprisoned across the world.” During his visit, the UNODC chief met with top Government officials to discuss the country’s commitment to addressing piracy and ensuring those suspected of committing the crime are given fair trials according to international standards. The mission to East Africa is part of UNODC’s $55 million counter-piracy programme operating in five different locations, and designed to support efforts to detain and prosecute piracy suspects in accordance with human rights and the rule of law.In a presidential statement issued after the meeting, the Council noted that it continues to be gravely concerned by the threat that piracy and armed robbery at sea pose to international navigation, the safety of commercial maritime routes, and the security and economic development of States in the regions concerned, as well as to the safety and welfare of seafarers and other persons, and the increasing violence employed by pirates and persons involved in piracy and armed robbery at sea. “The Security Council condemns in the strongest terms hostage taking and the use of violence against hostages, and calls upon States to also cooperate, as appropriate, to secure the early release of hostages, including through sharing of information and intelligence,” the statement added.It also stressed the need for a comprehensive response by the international community to repress piracy and tackle its underlying causes. In this regard, the Council invited “all States, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and other relevant international organizations and agencies to adopt or recommend, as appropriate, measures to prevent hijackings, measures to protect the interest and welfare of seafarers who are victims of pirates, both during their captivity through the provision of medical and other humanitarian assistance, as well as after their release from captivity, including their post-incident care and reintegration into society.”In addition, the Council reiterated its call for States to criminalize piracy under their domestic laws and urged them, and international organizations, as well as the private sector, to share evidence, information and intelligence, as appropriate, for anti-piracy law enforcement purposes.“The Security Council,” the statement continued, “stresses that the coordination of efforts at the regional level is necessary for the development of a comprehensive strategy to counter the threat of piracy and armed robbery at sea, in order to enable the prevention and disruption of such criminal activities.” It also noted the need for international assistance as part of a comprehensive strategy to support national and regional efforts to assist Member States undertaking steps to address piracy and armed robbery at sea and related illegal activities. read more

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TMobile to shut down Danger Servers sealing original Sidekicks fate

first_imgT-Mobile announced recently that before its starts to roll out the next-gen Android Sidekicks, it will be on clean up duty and finally killing off the Microsoft Danger servers that power the current crop of Sidekicks.First released back in 2002, the Sidekick was a social-centric propriety smartphone that was aimed at the younger generations. Switching off the Danger servers will effectively demote the handset to a text and call platform only. This is mainly because Danger was a cloud based solution so it required a connection to the service to bring all the social networking goodies to the end-user.AdChoices广告T-Mobile is not leaving users of the aging Sidekick totally in the dark, though, as they will be helping owners move to the newer Sidekick with various deals. T-Mobile will also provide a web based export service so customers can transfer their contacts, photos and other data from the Danger service to the new platform.No doubt it was Microsoft’s influence, and the huge outage back in the fall of 2009, that has led to Danger’s demise.Read more at AllThingsDigitallast_img read more

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Mount Pleasant district deals with theft charge against school bus driver coverup

first_imgA veteran bus driver charged with stealing money from the Mount Pleasant School District will continue to drive the district’s lone bus for the time being, school district officials said.The Washougal-based K-6 school district is waiting for the state Auditor Office’s report before deciding Cheryl Randall’s future employment status, Superintendent Linda Slattery said.Board member Thomas Schlatter has publicly called for Randall’s dismissal, saying he felt compelled to speak out so he would not be associated with a perceived cover-up.Randall, a 27-year school district veteran, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Camas-Washougal Municipal Court to a misdemeanor theft charge alleging she used a district credit card to purchase gas for her personal vehicle. The 59-year-old has a hearing scheduled for June 28 on a third-degree theft charge.Randall confessed to using a district credit card to purchase gas for her personal vehicle numerous times at Hi-Way Fuel in Washougal, according to a report written by Thad Eakins of the Washougal Police Department. She allegedly stole $500, Skamania County Undersheriff Dave Cox said.last_img read more

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South Shores Walt Power denies being removed from THE 13

first_imgWalt Power, non-executive director and former CEO of South Shore Holdings, owner of THE 13 Hotel in Macau, has moved to deny recent media reports concerning his departure from the company as CEO. Power remains a non-executive director of the company.Speaking exclusively to Inside Asian Gaming, Power said, “In light of the delay of gaming approvals at THE 13 in Macau, the board and I mutually agreed to my re-designation from CEO to non-executive director from May 1st, 2019. The exact term used in the company announcement was ‘re-designation’ and this language was carefully chosen. My departure as CEO is simply a strategic move of the company given its current position. Load More RelatedPosts South Shore closing in on sale of 60% interest in THE 13 as losses mount Suncity Group looking to develop new resort hotel in Okinawa, Japan after US$10 million land purchase THE 13’s troubles lead South Shore Holdings to near HK$6 billion loss in FY19 “I will leave it for others to comment on my performance, but simply note that I am continuing as a director with the consent and approval of the board’s chairman and the other directors. I take this responsibility as a member of the company’s board seriously and look forward to utilizing my industry experience in the Macau gaming market to continue to contribute to the company as it moves forward.”Power also clarified other matters which he described as “totally incorrect” in the recent reporting, stating “South Shore Holdings does not currently operate two casinos, has never previously been granted a gaming license in Macau and I am certainly not aware of any shareholders who hold me personally responsible for any ‘delays and challenges’ of the project. Frankly, I was very surprised to see such assertions in certain media outlets.”THE 13 Hotel opened for business on 31 August 2018 and is welcoming guests for hotel stays and private functions. However, there are still a number of rooms yet to be fully operational due to defect rectification issues. South Shore revealed on 3 May that it has extended the expiry date of a Memorandum of Understanding signed with a potential investor in January until 31 May 2019.last_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly Friday Mar 11 2016

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @aprn.Download AudioSass and Zirkle lead Iditarod down Yukon RiverEmily Schwing, KNOM,  – Iditarod TrailAliy Zirkle was the first musher to reach the Yukon River checkpoint of Galena Friday morning. She arrived at 10:46 with 14 dogs. Brent Sass was next into the checkpoint but swiftly moved through without stopping with his 15 dogs. Mitch Seavey pulled into Galena by 2:45.Native leaders urge Senators to give fair hearing to Obama’s Supreme Court nomineeDaysha Eaton, KBBI – HomerAlaska Native leaders held a press call Thursday urging Alaska’s senators, Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, to give a fair hearing and a timely vote to President Barack Obama’s forthcoming Supreme Court nomination. The seat was left vacant when Justice Antonin Scalia died in February.Walker requires state agencies to improve efficiencyAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauGovernor Bill Walker is seeking to streamline state agencies responsible for financing economic development, housing, and renewable energy. He signed an administrative order Thursday requiring the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, Alaska Energy Authority, and Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to find opportunities to become more efficient or consolidate.PFD voter initiative gets on ballotBrielle Schaeffer, KCAW – SitkaA proposal to streamline voter registration with permanent fund dividend applications has secured a spot on Alaska’s ballot this summer.Protection of bodies of water to be delegated by legislatureDave Bendinger, KDLG – DillinghamThe state legislature may soon take a clear line of authority over designating Tier 3 or Outstanding Natural Resources Waters in Alaska, which is the highest level of protection for bodies of waters in the US. [Both the Koktuli and the Bristol Bay Watershed as a whole have been nominated in the past.] Governor Bill Walker says the consequences Tier 3 status are too far-reaching for a state agency to have control over.Aging Southeast: Older residents impact region’s economyEmily Files, KHNS – HainesAs senior populations grow throughout Southeast Alaska, what kind of impact do they have on the economy? According to experts, it’s a good one. A state report on Alaska’s aging population said seniors contributed an estimated $2.4 billion to the economy in 2014. That comes mostly from retirement income, health-care spending and wages. As part of CoastAlaska’s Aging Southeast series, KHNS’s Emily Files takes a look at the senior economy from Haines.AK: Transitioning from addictions of youth to sober adulthoodAnne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageA year ago, we first heard from a young couple who were trying to overcome their addictions to methamphetamines. Their strategy was to move away from Anchorage and try to start over in Wasilla because being around friends who were still using made it much too hard. They ended up back in Anchorage when they lost their housing, but despite their challenges, the couple is still sober. And now, they’ve entered a new chapter.49 Voices: Bulou Croker of AnchorageThis week we’re hearing from Buluo Croker in Anchorage. Croker is originally from Fiji and moved up here from American Samoa.last_img read more

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Googles Gita paradox Detachment from results duty to profit and a EU

first_img Close Making a fortune by helping people dig up whatever information they seek comes with its share of fortunes. And, pitfalls.Regulators hound winners of the game on every conceivable reason, marginalised rivals break into unmitigated slander, arcane rules and regulations are reincarnated or redrawn to highlight every omission and commission, or elaborate baiting games begin inside solicitor firms eager to cash in on penal action. That’s the way it should be: though oftentimes, the wheels of justice grind slowly, but surely in favour of the defendant. Sadly, a record fine of $2.7 billion levied late last month by the European Union (EU) on search engine giant Google doesn’t look like an exception to the rule.A path-breaking company which has spared no pains to cover its bases in the SMAC space (social media, analytics and cloud), and broken new ground in sunrise domains like largescale data mining, artificial intelligence and automotive electronics deserves more than a passing look. Google’s shareholders have paid close attention and preferred to stay invested, while the company’s rock-bottom attrition rates – at close to zero — match the best in the business.EU anti-trust officials fined the search giant for what it claimed was unfairly favouring some of its own services in ads thrown up by its search results, over that of its rivals. The fine will not be a scratch on Google’s offshore cash pile of $42.9 billion or its European revenues of over 22 billion Euros, which could have provoked a regulatory move of this kind, but did the regulators really have a case to make?For, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager’s charge that Google’s abuse of its monopoly in online search to push its own services via ad placements inside search results, would apply to any market where a company with a bulk of the consumer mindshare is allowed to push select services and products with immunity. Think Carlos Slim Helu and Telmex.The old normalAccording to the commission, Google’s price comparison service Google Shopping (earlier, Froogle) had systematically favoured Google’s own comparison-shopping results by giving them prominent placement at the top of its generic search results and demoting links for rival offerings to pages further down, where users hardly venture. Denying business to rivals by shielding customers from their offerings deserved exemplary punishment, said Vestager, and her EU compatriots nodded in unison.Almost every retail major, from Walmart and Carrefour to India’s Bharti Airtel and Reliance, have pushed select operator and partner products and services through advertisements and leaflets, not to mention their own business divisions, within the ambits of their retail spaces and earned hefty commissions for their pains. Banks hawking third party insurance products and bundling mutual funds, Systematic Investment Plans, gold bonds, housing loans and life insurance products with savings and fixed deposit accounts is not new. Systematically promoting ignorance among customers about the products and services offered by rival businesses through either denial of access or withholding information is part and parcel of every company’s growth plan. That’s the way competition works.Stalwart corporations operating in the retailing, automotive and banking sectors in developed markets, have for over 75 years, been quick on their feet to exploit longstanding relationships with customers to shore up operating margins.Squeezing more juice out of a captive market is part and parcel of being leader in a particular business space. But when the company essentially becomes the market as in Google’s case, the right questions need to be asked, which the EU is doing. However, EU’s preference for on-the-fly penalties backed by assumptive lines of reasoning, — assuming Google is indeed a credible threat to every online/offline business around — defies an easy answer. CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR: Adverts from Google’s partners still appear at the top of Google search results pages.GoogleGoogling isn’t prescriptive, profit isGoogle’s record fine and the alleged offences look minor compared to what put Microsoft in the legal hot seat – bundling the Windows operating system with its Web browser, while intending the browser to double up as a future advertising and paid apps development tool. Or, Apple being asked to repay $14.5 billion in back taxes in Ireland.With Google, the intended or unintentional act of pushing rival business adverts and links below customer eye level does not amount to deliberately concealing information, but makes it provisionally more cumbersome for the customer to see it – unless he harbours a specific intent to search out an ad showcasing a particular offering from a Google rival or non-partner.Yet, the act of making rival business results “invisible” (but still findable at the bottom of the search result pages if one cares to look hard enough) need not be construed as deliberate concealment of information by Google, but an act of unconscious denial of its existence by the customer due to his ignorance of such a product or service. Or, simply, his lack of interest in a particular product which Google believes it has no part in influencing.The company does not claim that it makes moral or ethical judgements (nee choices) on behalf of its users. By that token, the customer cannot either, unless he wants to – in short, he must search within the results by design to find out more about a rival product which Google says it has not deliberately hidden from him.That apart, the business of ad sponsors paying Google for top-of-the-screen visibility is kosher among the European search engines as well, and EU anti-trust regulators should not be having a problem with Google doing the same simply because it leads the search market.Google’s argument rests on the fact that it hasn’t coerced the customer overtly through its seemingly subversive way of presenting seller results on Google Shopping. And, by no leap of logic, do its methods of presenting information rank among the worst marketing practices of the corporate hemisphere.The spray-and-pray approach to enticing people to buy from your partners is as old as marketing, and when applied to a search engine giant, asking the right questions was to be expected of the EU anti-trust. But there will be no single answer which pleases EU, or for that matter, every person across socio-cultural and ethical categories. The unusually hefty fine on Google was best not levied. LOOK ONLY IF YOU LIKE: A pedestrian walks past Google’s Cambridge, Massachusetts, office. ReutersThe Alphabet trapGoogle’s comparison with another trendsetting firm like Apple would be rather incongruous, though necessary: both never rested on their bread-and-butter businesses, instead pushing dollars into R&D ventures which staggered the imagination of shareholders, while keeping them excited, hopeful and fearful of the future. The pressing question was whether piecemeal acquisitions — which were not much in sync with what shareholders believed was the directions these companies should take –, really the right way forward?Before October 2015, Google’s gigantic advertising revenues had cast a comfortable shade in which ambitious, zero-revenue projects like DeepMind or upcoming startups like Waze could shelter. As it gained a special interest in acquiring startups breaking new ground in navigation and mapping, deep learning, neural networks, computer vision, natural language processing and robotics, Google conjured up a corporate superstructure called Alphabet, while focussing more on AI-based applications around software, instead of its earlier focus on AI hardware. The idea was to build AI tools to fix “old problems”, as Halli Labs, a four-year-old Bangalore-based AI startup acquired by Google this week, would later explain.The ascent of Google’s holding company Alphabet meant that Google’s other enterprises, including search and the controversial advertising business, went off its balance sheet, putting them under stronger regulatory scrutiny. The marquee search engine business, where multiple advertising and branding stratagem converge, is bearing the brunt of legal suits on both sides of the Atlantic.Alphabet corporation spent $1.3 billion on acquisitions during the first half of 2013, with $966 million going to Waze alone. These will be the noetics propelling Google into its next phase of growth and market creation. Whether the company can afford to get trapped in legal brawls, either by default or of its own making, is a question to ponder. How such cases finally turn out could fundamentally alter the way Google – and other tech giants – do business. They might also validate a critical viewpoint: that European authorities are laying down new markers for more hands-on control of how the digital world operates. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/0:31Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:31?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Vijays father blown over by Ajiths Nerkonda Paarvai wants every actor to

first_imgSA Chandrasekhar impressed with Ajith’s Nerkonda Paarvai.PR HandoutAjith and Vijay might be considered as rivals by media and their fans, but the actors have always maintained mutual admiration and respect for each other. It becomes true again after Thalapathy’s father SA Chandrasekhar spoke high about Thala’s latest movie Nerkonda Paarvai.In an interview, SA Chandrasekhar has revealed that his wife-singer Shobha watches Ajith’s movies ‘first day first show’ and she saw Nerkonda Paarvai before him. Talking about the film, the father of Vijay hailed Ajith for letting go his image to do a message-oriented movie.According to SA Chandrasekhar, every actor should do a movie like Nerkonda Paarvai in his lifetime. Moving on to Ajith’s previous movie Viswasam, the filmmaker said that he was into tears while watching the father-daughter sentiment.In the same interview, SA Chandrasekhar recalls his wife Shobha serving food to Ajith during the making of his movie Rajavin Paravaiyile alongside Vijay.Talking about Ajith and Vijay, he said that they are good friends and visit each other’s home regularly. As the fans treat the actors like the gods, they get into fights whenever people say negative comments about them and he discourages it.Ajith and Vijay fans, at every given opportunity, engage in fights for petty issues to prove that their icon is bigger than the other.Meanwhile, Nerkonda Paarvai has entered its third week run in theatres. This week, the movie is expected to make for Prabhas’ Saaho, which will hit the screens on 30 August in 550 screens in Tamil Nadu.So far, Nerkonda Paarvai has made a good collection at the worldwide box office. The H Vinoth-directorial movie is about the misogyny in the patriarchal society, which tries to clip the wings of women by having different standards for men and women to judge their characters.last_img read more

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Prince Salmans carefully managed rise hides dark side

first_imgSaudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin SalmanIn a kingdom once ruled by an ever-aging rotation of elderly monarchs, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman stands out as the youthful face of a youthful nation. But behind the carefully calibrated public-relations campaign pushing images of the smiling prince meeting with the world’s top leaders and business executives lurks a darker side.Last year, at age 31, Mohammed became the kingdom’s crown prince, next in line to the throne now held by his octogenarian father, King Salman. While pushing for women to drive, he has overseen the arrest of women’s rights activists. While calling for foreign investment, he has imprisoned businessmen, royals and others in a crackdown on corruption that soon resembled a shakedown of the kingdom’s most powerful people.As Saudi defense minister from the age of 29, he pursued a war in Yemen against Shiite rebels that began a month after he took the helm and wears on today.What the crown prince chooses next likely will affect the world’s largest oil producer for decades to come. And as the disappearance and feared death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul may show, the young prince will brook no dissent in reshaping the kingdom in his image.“I don’t want to waste my time,” he told Time Magazine in a cover story this year. “I am young.”Khashoggi, a U.S. resident who wrote several columns for The Washington Post critical of Prince Mohammed, disappeared 2 October  on a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish officials have offered no evidence, but say they fear the writer was killed and dismembered by a Saudi team of 15 men — an operation that, if carried out, would have to have been authorized by the top of the Al Saud monarchy. The kingdom describes the allegation as “baseless,” but has provided no proof that Khashoggi ever left the consulate.For decades in Saudi Arabia, succession passed down among the dozens of sons of the kingdom’s founder, King Abdul-Aziz. And, over time, the sons have grown older and older upon reaching the throne.When King Salman took power in January of 2015 and quickly appointed Prince Mohammed as defense minister, it took the kingdom by surprise, especially given the importance of the position and the prince’s age.He was little-known among the many grandchildren of Saudi Arabia’s patriarch, a young man educated only in the kingdom who stuck close to his father, who previously served as the governor of Riyadh, the Saudi capital.As defense minister, he entered office facing a crisis in Yemen, the Arab world’s poorest country, which lies south of the kingdom. Shiite rebels known as Houthis had overrun the country’s capital, Sanaa, unseating the deeply unpopular government of Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.When Hadi fled and it appeared the country’s port city of Aden would fall to the rebels, Saudi Arabia launched a coalition war against the Houthis — a conflict that soon became a stalemate.The United Nations estimates 10,000 people have been killed in Yemen’s conflict, and activists say that number is likely far higher. It has exacerbated what the UN calls the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with hunger and cholera stalking civilians, worsened by the kingdom’s blockade of ports.Meanwhile, the Saudi-led coalition has faced widespread criticism for its airstrikes hitting clinics and marketplaces, which have killed civilians. The Houthis, as well, have indiscriminately used landmines and arrested political opponents.The coalition says Iran has funneled weapons to the Houthis ranging from small arms to the ballistic missiles now regularly fired into the kingdom, which Iran denies.For Prince Mohammed, the conflict remains part of what he sees as an existential struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran for the future of the Middle East. Asked about Western concerns over civilian casualties, he offers this: “Mistakes happen in all wars.”“We don’t need to have a new Hezbollah in the Arabian Peninsula. This is a red line not only for Saudi Arabia but for the whole world,” the prince recently told Bloomberg, referring to the Iran-allied Shiite militant group and political party dominant in Lebanon.The prince also found himself involved in the bizarre resignation-by-television address of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who announced he would step down during a visit to the kingdom in November 2017, fueling suspicion he was coerced into doing so.Prince Mohammed’s harsh rhetoric extends to likening Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to Nazi Germany’s Adolf Hitler. He’s also hinted Saudi Arabia would be willing to fight Iran in other ways, leading Tehran to link the kingdom to an attack on a military parade in Ahvaz last month that killed at least 24 people and wounded more than 60. Both Arab separatists and the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the assault.“We won’t wait for the battle to be in Saudi Arabia,” the prince told the Saudi-owned broadcasting company MBC last year. “Instead, we will work so that the battle is for them in Iran, not in Saudi Arabia.”His aggressive posture against Iran has won the support of US president Donald Trump and his administration, which pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal struck by President Barack Obama, whom the kingdom deeply distrusted.Before becoming crown prince, Prince Mohammed visited the White House and forged a close relationship with Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner. The two are believed to be working on the administration’s peace plans for Israel and the Palestinians.Trump made Riyadh his first stop overseas as president, a visit complete with Arab pageantry and opulence. Behind the scenes, many analysts believe Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates saw a greenlight to move ahead with the ongoing boycott of Qatar, a small Arabian Peninsula nation, over a political dispute.Trump initially seemed to favor the boycott of Qatar, which is home to al-Udeid Air Base, the forward headquarters of the US military’s Central Command.Trump’s first Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, sought in vain to pressure the Saudis into resolving the spat and complained privately that the ties between the White House and Prince Mohammed were hurting the effort, officials said at the time. Tillerson’s dismissal in March and the arrival of Mike Pompeo as Trump’s top diplomat markedly reduced the State Department’s heat on Saudi Arabia about the detentions of human rights activists, including women, and the conflict in Yemen.Despite the mounting civilian casualties in Yemen, Pompeo certified to Congress in September that Saudi Arabia was taking steps to reduce and limit them, drawing severe condemnations from lawmakers and human rights groups.Saudi Arabia soon embarked on the prince’s ambitious proposal to allow women in the ultraconservative Wahhabi nation to drive. The resulting pictures of women in long black abayas behind the wheel represented a public-relations coup for the image-shaping firms employed by the kingdom, as did footage of women attending soccer matches and movie theaters for the first time in decades.But before women started their engines, a new crackdown emerged: The kingdom rounded up and imprisoned women’s rights activists, including reportedly grabbing one woman who was in the neighboring United Arab Emirates.Prince Mohammed has wowed the business world with promises of an initial public offering for the state oil behemoth Saudi Arabian Oil Co., known as Saudi Aramco, suggesting it would have a $2 trillion valuation. Stocks markets around the world have pitched having the IPO on their exchanges, but it has been repeatedly delayed.The young prince has traveled across the US as part of his business pitch, meeting leaders like former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, who owns The Washington Post.Prince Mohammed also hosted a major business summit at Riyadh’s Ritz Carlton, complete with a humanoid robot named Sophia being awarded Saudi citizenship.Only weeks later, the hotel turned into a luxury prison as part of a mass arrest of businessmen, royals and others orchestrated by Prince Mohammed in a move described as targeting corruption. Those released agreed to sign over some of their assets, however, giving it the feel of a shakedown.“If I have the power and the king has the power to take action against influential people, then you are already fundamentally strong,” Prince Mohammed told CBS earlier this year.For now, the anger over Khashoggi’s disappearance appears to have galvanized international criticism of the young prince, about whom the columnist wrote critically for the Post.Trump, already angry over rising global oil prices, has said he wants answers from Saudi Arabia and suggested Khashoggi’s fiancee could visit the White House.Prominent American lawmakers also are indignant — though US-Saudi relations have survived even the 15 of the 19  September 11 hijackers being from the kingdom.The opaqueness of the Al Saud royal family makes it difficult to see what effect the controversy is having on support for Prince Mohammed at home. State television continues to air footage of him attending meetings and greeting officials as if all is normal.And as the son of the king, analysts say he has the full protection of the throne’s powers.Once asked if anything could stop him, the prince gave a two-word reply: “Only death.”last_img read more

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How Mexico Views The Pending Renegotiation Of NAFTA

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share Andrew SchneiderMexican Ambassador to the U.S. Gerónimo GutiérrezThe United States, Mexico, and Canada could begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as early as August. President Trump is still leaving the door open to a U.S. withdrawal from the pact.“If I’m unable to make a fair deal for the United States, meaning a fair deal for our workers and our companies, I will terminate NAFTA, but we’re going to give renegotiation a good, strong shot,” said Trump in April, shortly after he’d spoken with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.To get the Mexican government’s view, News 88.7 spoke with its ambassador to the U.S, Gerónimo Gutiérrez, following his recent address to the World Affairs Council Houston.Interview Highlights:What are Mexico’s general principles for renegotiating NAFTA?“We need to sit down and improve NAFTA and modernize NAFTA, but we need to come, I think, from the notion and the recognition that NAFTA has been beneficial for the three partners…it has helped create wealth, and it has helped create employment in the three countries. Have certain firms and industries suffered? Yes, that’s what free trade involves, but by and large and on balance, [it] has been successful…Over the last 23 years, we have created supply chains that are the backbone of North American competitiveness and that we should safeguard…The [Trump] administration here has expressed that it wants free and fair trade, and that’s precisely what we’re for.”How has President Trump’s rhetoric about NAFTA affected the Mexican economy?“There is uncertainty in the three countries about what will happen with NAFTA. In our view, there’s important investments that are delayed in Mexico, the United States, and Canada as a result of that uncertainty. That’s why we have expressed that we think we should try to wrap this up as soon as possible, hopefully this year.”Mexico will hold its own presidential election in just over a year’s time. How are the strains in the U.S.-Mexico relationship likely to shape the campaign?“There is a poll…that is conducted by a university in Mexico, and they have been doing that for the past, around, ten years, and that poll measures the attitudes of Mexicans towards other countries and world affairs in general. And that poll asks a question, ‘Do you trust the United States?’…The percentage of Mexicans…that were distrustful of the United States had been consistently declining over the years. We were, I think, at 11 percent by the end of last year. And that number has unfortunately grown significantly, up to, I think, 44 percent, if I’m not mistaken…And the tendency to use affairs with the United States as part of the electoral campaign is always there. A politician might very well try to get…a few electoral points banging on the relationship of the United States and Mexico. I don’t think that’s wise. I don’t think that benefits Mexico. I don’t think that benefits the United  States, and certainly not the bilateral relationship.” 00:00 /10:13 Listen X last_img read more

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On Valentines Day the DUP vow to deny marriage to gay couples

first_imgRepublican party Sinn Fein has demanded a settlement on the issue as part of any power-sharing deal with the DUP, stalling attempts to restore devolved government in the region.Today, the DUP vowed to continue to “defend the current definition of marriage” and block progress on same-sex marriage.Speaking to the Belfast News Letter, a DUP spokesperson said: “The DUP has a mandated policy to defend the current definition of marriage. We stand by that commitment.”A source inside the party also told the outlet that the party would continue to employ a ‘petition of concern’, a peace process power that can be used to block legislation, to stop equal marriage from becoming law via backbench legislation.The DUP source said: “If a private members bill was to be tabled [instead] then the DUP would work to protect the current definition of marriage and would try to utilise the petition of concern to do so.The comments come on Valentine’s Day, and will naturally disappoint gay couples in the region who have already been waiting years for the right to marry.Elsewhere today a group of LGBT teenagers delivered a petition calling for marriage equality in Northern Ireland to politicians in the region.Explainer: Why doesn’t Northern Ireland have equal marriage yet? Among those who received the petition in the Great Hall of Parliament Buildings were Mary Lou McDonald and Michelle O’Neill of Sinn Féin, Colum Eastwood and Nichola Mallon of the SDLP, Doug Beattie and John Stewart of the Ulster Unionist Party, Naomi Long of Alliance, Steven Agnew of the Green Party and Gerry Carroll of People Before Profit.DUP leader Arlene Foster did not reply to their letter of invitation.The petition was presented in the form of a huge Valentine’s Day card and the teenagers brought lots heart-shaped balloons to demonstrate their support for the Love Equality campaign.The LGBT teens only set up the petition on Thursday and say they have been overwhelmed with the response. So far, more than 14,000 people have signed the petition.Patrick Corrigan of the Love Equality campaign said: “It is hugely encouraging to see the breadth of party political support for marriage equality legislation at the Assembly. Marriage equality demand increases as Northern Ireland talks collapseNorthern Irish teens: Give us equal marriage for Valentine’s DayUK PM Theresa May refuses to pass same-sex marriage in Northern IrelandPINK NEWS- Happy Valentine’s Day, gay people in Northern Ireland – your rights will continue to be blocked by the DUP.Northern Ireland remains the only part of the UK without equal marriage as the ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party has employed its veto to block same-sex marriage bills.  “But it is all the more exasperating to know that, despite a large majority of MLAs in support of a law change, they cannot make progress because of the DUP’s vow to use the Petition of Concern to frustrate the will of the Assembly.“It is now clearer than ever that the Petition of Concern must be reformed – up front as part of any Stormont Talks deal – if the devolved institutions are to have any credibility in being able to provide a government for everyone.“To return to government without actual reform of the Petition of Concern, as opposed to simply a promise to review the mechanism, would be a huge let-down to the young people who presented the petition today and the many others who don’t want another four years of Stormont failure. If Stormont is not up to the job, then we are asking Westminster to intervene.”DUP leader Arlene Foster also today walked away from power-sharing talks.She said in a statement: “For almost four weeks, we have been engaged in intensive negotiations with Sinn Fein. We have attempted to find a stable and sustainable basis for restoring devolution. Those discussions have been unsuccessful.“Despite our best efforts, serious and significant gaps remain between ourselves and Sinn Fein.”She added: “As far back as last summer, I outlined my party’s willingness to reach an accommodation on language and cultural issues. However, I indicated that any such accommodation must be fair, balanced and capable of commanding support on all sides of our community. At the moment, we do not have a fair and balanced package.”She added: “In our view, there is no current prospect of these discussions leading to an Executive being formed.“It is now incumbent upon Her Majesty’s Government to set a budget and start making policy decisions about our schools, hospitals and infrastructure. Important decisions impacting on everyone in Northern Ireland have been sitting in limbo for too long. I had dearly hoped that we could have restored an Executive and local Ministers could have taken those decisions.“That is not possible at this time. Northern Ireland is best governed by local Ministers who are accountable to local people.“Restoring a sustainable and fully functioning devolved government will remain our goal but we will not accept a one-sided deal.“Any agreement to restore the Executive must be on a sensible basis. We cannot and will not be held to ransom by those who have refused to form an Executive for over thirteen months.”Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

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Abacus travel poll reveals passenger behavioural tendencies

first_imgAbacus has undertaken another Corporate Travel Practices Survey and has uncovered a series of structural and behavioural issues that, if addressed, could dramatically improve the efficiency of the managed travel sector.Along with the results, which represent the views of 82 of the region’s top corporate travel brands, Abacus have offered five action points to streamline processing, while maximising policy control.The five points are, consolidating fragmented content, including airline ancillaries, enabling self-service, deploy a mobile tool and finally automating expense management.Abacus president and chief executive officer Robert Bailey, said the solution lies in bringing more of the elements in the itinerary together, presenting the best options regardless of channel.“Technology can aggregate disparate content to offer new forms of fixed and dynamic packaging, it will ensure the industry can manage more of the clients’ business, with wider sourcing countering increased competition online,” Mr Bailey said.In terms of airline ancillaries, over half of the respondents in the poll indicated that they were witnessing an increase in corporate travel spend on ancillaries, with around the same number now expected to increase.Most travellers from cities across North Asia preferred to utilise self-service bookings, this is why Abacus strongly suggest airlines enable this feature in their business.The poll also saw a slow movement to a permanent shift to mobile booking apps, this is despite it serving as a direct customer channel.For expense management, four in ten answers from the poll indicated that clients are putting 15 per cent more of their travel budgets into secondary expenses.The Corporate Travel Practices Survey findings will be available to delegates at the Abacus International Conference in Abu Dhabi 14-17 October.Source = ETB News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img read more

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first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack (52) makes a tackle on Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) with help from Danny Trevathan (59) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) 41 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img Top Stories “I think coming out of the backfield actually, I feel like I’m more likely to have a linebacker on me compared to being split out.” Going into Week 3 against the Chicago Bears, Cardinals coach Steve Wilks appeared very aware that the team would benefit by manufacturing more touches for running back David Johnson.By quantity, they did decently in a loss, putting the ball in his hands 16 times.But quality-wise, Johnson gained just 31 yards on 12 carries and caught four passes for 30 more yards, including a 21-yard touchdown.His absence from the field on a 3rd-and-2 run play in the fourth quarter, however, marred any improvements in how Arizona’s first-year coaching staff is implementing the running back in the game plan. Former Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, now an analyst with CBS Sports, wasn’t shy in his criticism of how Arizona is using Johnson when he joined the TD Fantasy Podcast on Wednesday. Related LinksCardinals’ David Johnson explains crucial fourth-quarter playRookie Josh Rosen will be the ninth Cardinals starting QB since 2012Cardinals LBs Bucannon, Reddick continue to work as snaps dwindleFormer Cardinal Tyrann Mathieu continues charity work in East Valley“I don’t think it’s going to get any worse,” Arians said when asked about the team turning to rookie quarterback Josh Rosen. “It can only be better, I would think right now, pushing the ball up the field. I just don’t like the use of David Johnson in this offense. David Johnson is a premier wide receiver and I don’t see him out of the backfield creating the mismatches that he should be out creating and opening up things for Larry Fitzgerald.“David Johnson, people didn’t realize, he opened up stuff for Larry Fitzgerald because he was used in the slot opposite, or we always put him in position to be opposite of Larry and pick your poison,” Arians added. “I got to see David Johnson being used properly for Josh Rosen to even be effective.”Johnson has taken his relatively sluggish start to 2018 in stride. The 26-year-old is averaging 38.7 rushing yards (11.3 carries) and 21 receiving yards per game.Before the Cardinals’ 16-14 loss to Chicago on Sunday, he even gave the counterargument for being used as a receiver more out of the backfield than out of the slot.“Two different coaching styles,” Johnson said, comparing Arians’ offense to new Cardinals offensive coordinator Mike McCoy’s. “I’m not being split out more but I’m … doing routes out of the backfield, being utilized that way. Like I said, the offensive scheme is different.last_img read more

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