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Stephen Harper announces accelerators chosen to advance in startup program

KITCHENER, Ont. • A handful of organizations which help entrepreneurs launch their startups moved one step closer to gaining government funding on Friday as Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced progress in a program designed to help small and medium Canadian companies.Harper detailed the development in the Canada Accelerator and Incubator Program in Kitchener, Ont., at Communitech, a high tech organization that helps entrepreneurs commercialize their technologies.“I’ve seen a lot of really interesting innovation and a lot of really interesting, smart young people who are working on them,” Harper said after a tour of the facility.“These are advanced products that will really be driving the jobs of the future and so I think it’s a very exciting development.”Fifteen organizations from across the country have been chosen to move forward in the program, which was established in 2013 to help “accelerators and incubators” deliver services to promising firms.Accelerators are typically for profit organizations run by venture capital investors who intend to generate returns from investments in their client’s firms. They provide services that include business advice, office space and financial support to budding firms.Incubators are typically not-for-profit firms that offer similar services but provide longer tenure for their clients and a broader range of services. They are often sponsored by universities, colleges and economic development corporations.The government believes both play an important role in the venture capital system and aims to give them a boost through the program highlighted by Harper on Friday.“It’s really something that will drive the Canadian economy in the future,” Harper said.The program will provide support over a five-year period in the form of non-repayable contributions of up to $5 million a year per organization.Recipients are required to match contributions on at least a one to one ratio during the funding period.The organizations that have moved on to the next phase in the selection process submitted proposals last year to the National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program for evaluation. The proposals were then analysed by an independent panel of venture capital experts.The National Research Council is now in the process of completing due diligence and establishing contribution agreements with the selected organizations.The government estimates up to $90 million will be allocated to eligible organizations through the program.The CEO of Futurepreneur Canada, a non-profit which helps entrepreneurs aged 18-39 bring their business ideas to life, welcomed Friday’s announcement.“We count on partners throughout Canada, including accelerators and incubators, to help young people get the commercialization experience and the resources they need to launch businesses,” said Julia Deans.“This is great news for Canada. We’ve heard from people across the country we need more accelerators and incubators and we count on the ones who’ve been awarded resources today to share their resources with others.”Ian McLean of the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce added that accelerators and incubators weren’t limited to helping just high tech companies.“This really should be seen as an opportunity for all businesses to benefit from innovating,” he said.“The vast majority of businesses in this country are small, medium sized businesses and they all need to innovate, become more productive and use technology to compete in a global economy.” read more

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Laos grants Sri Lankan citizens visa on arrival facility

Laos has granted Sri Lankan citizens the visa on arrival facility, the Foreign Ministry said today.According to the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic has confirmed that, with effect from 01 August 2018, Sri Lankan citizens holding valid travel documents could apply for visa on arrival at the international border check points of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. (Colombo Gazette)

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Three years on and tens of thousands dead Syrias bloody civil war

first_imgTODAY MARKS THE three year anniversary of the Syrian conflict.The bloody civil war that has raged for the past three years began on Saturday 15 March 2011, when pro-democracy protests were staged in the capital Damascus.Crowds demanded the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad, denouncing repressive measures implemented by the regime in the wake of the Arab Spring protest movement, which had already seen the crumbling of power structures in Tunisia and Egypt.Protesters gathered in hope, calling for governmental and economic reform.By April, the army had been deployed to crush dissent. Soldiers opened fired on demonstrators, foreign journalists were banned from the country and internet services were shut down.Permanent scarsAccording the United Nations, the death toll today has surpassed 130,000, with a further 130,000 people unaccounted for – missing or detained. Between 4.5 – 5.1 million people have been internally displaced and 3 million have fled to neighbouring countries. Horrifyingly, chemical weapons have been used on at least five occasions against ordinary men, women and children.Life was not always this way for the Syrian people. Just three short years ago, the country was viewed as one of the more progressive, stable, and beautiful of the region – a melting pot of religions and ethnicities with a rich cultural history.Now it is a country permanently battle-scarred, both physically and psychologically, and much of Syria’s infrastructure and heritage is gone forever.Syria before and since the outbreak war …Uploaded OfficielFiratOver the past three years, appalling images have poured out of Syria. And they’re still coming.last_img read more

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Apple being sued for Time Capsule data failure

first_imgUpon bringing the defective unit to the Genius Bar at his local Apple store, Tung claims the technician he spoke with told him that the data was lost and irretrievable. The lawyer’s claims go on to say that the same tech told him that the Time Capsule line was plagued with power supply and design issues. Upon returning home and doing some research on the internet, he indeed found that other users have had similar issues with Apple’s backup appliance. Apple hasn’t commented on the law suit as of yet, but Tung may have a leg to stand on if he can indeed prove that the pictures were on the drive, and that the device suffered from the aforementioned issues.Apple did indeed have production issues with the Time Capsule when it first released, there was a small recall on some of the very first units off the line due to a bad power supply issue. I myself had one go bad in this way, only to have Apple deny any kind of warranty service even though it turned out to be a power supply issue. Upon removing the drive from the device (after Apple said it wouldn’t help) I found all the data and the drive to be in working order, the malfunction due to the fact that the power supply had failed and couldn’t power the drive properly.It will be interesting to see how this case moves forward as it could set precedent at least in the Canadian legal system. Whichever way it goes, it shows that consumers need to diversify their backup procedures to ensure that precious data doesn’t get lost or destroyed. The Time Capsule isn’t a magical piece of equipment that will never fail, it’s a hard drive that sits on top of low-level programming that communicates with OS X. That hard drive, any hard drive, will fail at some point!via CBC News. A lawyer from British Columbia, named Perminder Tung, has filed a $25,000 law suit in small claims court against the technology giant. Tung claims he and his family lost over a year’s worth of pictures, including those of his newborn child, when the drive in his Time Capsule failed.last_img read more

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Le Bangladesh protège ses tigres

first_imgLe Bangladesh protège ses tigresLes autorités du Bangladesh annoncent la création d’une force de 300 fonctionnaires pour lutter contre une recrudescence du braconnage et du trafic d’animaux sauvages sur leur territoire, menaçant notamment les derniers tigres du Bengale. Ce sont 300 fonctionnaires, dûment entraînés et équipés, qui seront bientôt déployés dans les mangroves des Sundarbans, l’un des derniers refuges du tigre royal du Bengale, entre l’Inde et le Bangladesh. Mise sur pied par le ministère de l’Environnement de ce dernier pays, la nouvelle ‘force de frappe’ aura pour mission d’enrayer le braconnage qui menace la faune de cette région, en particulier les 400 derniers tigres du Bengale qui y vivent encore.À lire aussiVoilà à quoi ressemblent les cris de petits rhinocérosUne décision qui intervient quelques mois après la saisie record de 3 peaux et d’une grande quantité d’os de tigre, indice d’un braconnage qui se développe depuis des années, utilisant des méthodes de capture de plus en plus élaborées, contre lesquelles les fonctionnaires, peu nombreux et insuffisamment formés, s’avouaient impuissants.”Le personnel du département des forêts du Bangladesh a besoin de plus de formation, parce que, maintenant, les braconniers sont très à la pointe. Leur technicité a augmenté, mais celle des gens du département des forêts ne l’a pas été au cours des deux dernières années. Alors, nous avons à les former et nous devons les équiper”, insiste le ministre de l’Environnement et des Forêts Hasan Mahmud. Le 19 juin 2011 à 18:04 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Mourinho will rest players against Valencia – Nicholas

first_imgEx Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas believes Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will rotate his squad for the trip to Valencia.The Red Devils are already through to the second round of this season’s UEFA Champions League ahead of their game against Valencia on Wednesday night.Mourinho’s men sit two points behind group leaders Juventus who play Young Boys the same day, looking to win the group.“United have done the hard work and got through,” Nicholas said, as quoted by the Express.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“Going to Anfield will be the first thing in Jose Mourinho’s mind so he’ll be ready to take the hit on this one.”“Paul Pogba and the others that have been left out will get a little run out.”“Sunday’s everything for them and that is where their mind will be.”The Red Devils will travel to Anfield to face arch-rivals Liverpool on Sunday on the back of an emphatic 4-1 over Fulham last Saturday, which ended their winless streak of three games in the Premier League.last_img read more

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Samsung Huawei settle 2yearold patent dispute

first_imgJung Yeon-je / AFP/Getty Images Samsung and Huawei on Tuesday asked a court to pause proceedings in a patent infringement dispute after agreeing to settle their 2-year-old legal battle.The case, filed in 2016, involves both phone makers suing each other for breach of contract and patent infringement. A trial for the case was set to start in September, when the jury would’ve heard Samsung’s allegations that Huawei breached its FRAND licensing obligations. FRAND — an acronym for “fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory” — is the concept that some patents need to be shared and should be done so at fair rates. In 2016, Huawei sued Samsung for allegedly using its technology illegally. And in 2017, a Chinese court ordered Samsung to pay Huawei 80 million yuan (around $11.6 million) for patent violations.China’s Huawei, the world’s largest supplier of telecom equipment and the No. 2 smartphone maker, has had a complicated relationship with the US. The company has been accused of violating US sanctions on Iran, stealing US technology and spying for the Chinese government. Samsung last week unveiled the Galaxy Fold, its $1,980 foldable phone. On Sunday, Huawei announced its $2,600 5G foldable phone, Mate X at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona.Samsung and Huawei didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.You can read the settlement notice here: Mobile Huawei Samsung Tags Post a comment Share your voice 0last_img read more

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Fisker teases solar roof for upcoming electric SUV

first_img More about 2017 Karma Revero Share your voice 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous More From Roadshow 2017 Karma Revero looks like a Fisker, but much improved underneath Enlarge ImageI have to imagine those lines on the roof are just stylistic renderings. Henrik Fisker via Twitter Henrik Fisker, and the automotive manufacturer that bore his name, was one of the first to implement solar panels across the length of a car’s roof. While the Fisker Karma might be dead, gone and subsequently revived under a new name now, Fisker himself has started a new venture and, what do you know, this new car will have a solar roof, too.Henrik Fisker took to social media on Wednesday to promote a new teaser for his company’s upcoming electric SUV. This new teaser shows a little bit more of the crossover’s back end, but more importantly, it shows that this new car will have a solar roof running the length of the vehicle. The car appears to also have a sunroof, so it’s unclear how that will all be implemented together, but until the car shows up in the real world, we’ll have to take Fisker’s word for it.Last week, we got a different view of the Fisker SUV’s tuchus. Fisker tweeted out an image of the car’s roof and D-pillar, with a clever integrated turn signal mounted high above the taillight. Fisker says it will improve safety, but it’s unclear what benefits are offered by changing the turn signal’s location. Previous teasers have shown off the front end from various angles, and it’s a beefy looking thing, that’s for sure.Fisker has promised that a drivable prototype will be ready by the end of the year. So far, all we know is that the company aims to have a range in excess of 300 miles, yet its starting price will stay under the $40,000 mark. Sales are expected to take place in the second half of 2021, so there’s likely some time before we see the actual production version of this still-unnamed utility vehicle. Tags Karma Revero: 5 things you need to know 48 Photos 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Preview • 2017 Karma Revero: Hybrid sedan is back from the dead and better for it 3 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Now playing: Watch this: Comments 1:13 Electric Cars Future Cars Crossoverslast_img read more

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first_img“Oh, hmm where are you summer why can’t I feel you why have you gone away where is the hot sun that used to warm me why can’t I feel it today? My world is freezing, the wind is breezing, can’t get warm no matter what I do. Where are you summer you left September now just a cold wind blows. When will this be done I need the hot sun the cold weather has to go.”  Chyna Allen  During our recent cold spell my friend, fashion model Chyna Allen wrote the above song to the tune of Faith Hill’s, “Where are you Christmas?” I thought the song expressed the feelings of many.“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.”      Neil GaimanHow did you spend New Year’s Eve? I was unable to attend Gordon Ramsey’s grand opening in November due to a total knee replacement. Since this was my first opportunity to check Baltimore’s newest high-end restaurant, I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to dine at this 5 star restaurant and I was not disillusioned.I invited my friend Marsha Jews, as we almost always get together on New Year’s Eve, to join me at Gordon Ramsay Steak, for the most delightful end to 2017. Gordon Ramsay Steak, located in the Horseshoe Casino had a pre fixed five course menu, which included filet mignon, Chilean sea bass and his signature beef wellington. The beef wellington melted in my mouth, the jumbo shrimp cocktail was divine with the shrimp steamed fresh and not frozen, the salad was huge and we had a choice of side dishes to select from. Our server recommended the toffee pudding with butter ice cream drizzled with caramel sauce to compliment a superb meal. Don’t judge me, but I cannot wait to go back.“Tradition means taking account of a wonderful history but remembering that everybody today looks to the future.”  Michael KadoorieThe tradition has passed to the next generation; for years, I hosted open house on New Year’s Day at my home now, my play son George Ray has picked up the torch. People flowed throughout George and Keisha’s beautifully appointed Kings Park Estate home throughout the day sipping eggnog, and specially prepared drinks, while nibbling on snacks and black-eyed peas courtesy of Debbie Parker. What is New Year’s Day without you guessed it, chitterlings, which I happily brought to the delight of the New Year revelers.“And now we welcome the New Year. Full of things that have never been.”    Rainer Maria RilkeFinally, got the opportunity to dine at Ida B’s Table at 235 Holliday Street. I ordered the French toast and Sadie Smalley had the frog legs as an appetizer and the shrimp and grits. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. The manager Cass came over to introduce herself and make certain our needs were taken care of in a timely manner. our server Tirahz was extremely attentive and knowledgeable concerning the menu. A special attraction was the Phillip family’s black and white photo exhibit on display in the restaurant until the end of January. The photos are three generations of the Phillip family photography starting with the father I Henry Phillips.“Guess who’s coming to dinner”Melody, a local café located in Mount Vernon at 800 St. Paul St., launched Dec. 17. However, the grand opening was Jan. 6, with a huge fanfare of local residents and friends. Melody was a vision inspired by 17 year old Juwan Davis, son of Darlene Johnson-Strange and Darryl Strange. It has established relations with vendors and other business owners including Jamaria Crump founder of Lemon Topia. For more information about the services and products offered contact Juwan Davis or Darlene Johnson-Strange at 443-421-2700 or our prayers to Jerry and Adrienne Pittman on the sudden death of their son Evan Pittman. To Angela Matthew and family on the death of her brother Freddie Tillman, and to Guy Bosworth on the death of her cousin Patrick Bouvier Bosworth.“Older and wiser voices can help you find the right path, if you are only willing to listen.”  Jimmy BuffettEntering into 2018 an election year I’m remembering the late Del. Joan Neverdon Parker one of the first African American women elected in Baltimore County. Joan’s commitment to the communities is legendary in Baltimore County both socially and economically.“Celebrate good times, come on let’s celebrate. There’s a party goin’ on right here a celebration to last throughout the years. So bring your good times, and your laughter too we gonna celebrate your party with you.”  Kool and the GangHappy birthday Pat Matthews, Yvonne Cook, Ann Branch, Murnell Cooper, 85 year old Robert Whittington ,Thomas Richardson, Jill Carrington turned 50, Jannette Witmyer, Ted Laster, Harvey Harris, Dwight Taylor, twins Corey and Craig Bogans, Kimberleigh De Laine, Antoinette Ford, Judge Paul Smith John Shaft and my sister Cheryl Johnson.“If life gives you limes, make margaritas.” Jimmy BuffettWhat’s happening!Jan. 13 book release party for Threefold Cord Broken at Akoya Room at the Pearl Day Spa 8171 Maple Lawn Blvd., 4:30pm-7pm. Three women discuss their experiences in life and the impact the changes in their life including divorce reshaped their outlook. The authors will share transparent decisive moments, healing and deliverance. Proud to say my sister Karen Johnson Chase is one of the authors outlining her life after divorce through counseling and her faith in God.Jan. 15 Join the Mayor Catherine Pugh at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade.Mar. 30 Jimmy Buffet concert at Royal Farm Arena tickets are on sale now.I’ll be seeing you… Valerie and the Friday Night Bunchlast_img read more

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Philips Carbon Black to set up greenfield carbon black plant in TN

first_imgKolkata: Philips Carbon Black (PCBL), India’s largest carbon black producer will come up with a greenfield carbon black plant in Tamil Nadu and undertake expansion in two of its existing plants. The setting up of the Tamil Nadu plant and the expansion of the existing plants at Mundra and Palej in Gujarat will entail a total investment of Rs 900 crore in the next two years. “We are setting up a 60-acre greenfield plant at Ennore in Tamil Nadu at an investment of Rs 600 crore with a production capacity of 1.5 lakh tonne. Along with it, we will go for de-bottlenecking of Mundra and Palej plants at a cost of Rs 300 crore. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights50,000 tonne will be added to the Mundra plant by December 2018, while 30,000 tonnes capacity will be added to the one at Palej by March 2019,” PCBL chairman Sanjiv Goenka said.The Tamil Nadu plant is expected to be commissioned by 2020. The plan for expansion has been triggered from the rising demand of carbon black driven majorly by the Tyre industry and specialty black users.The total capacity will jump by 50 percent to seven lakh tonne in the next two years by when all the projects will be completed. The present capacity of PCBL’s plants is around 4.7 lakh tonne. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedPCBL’s other plants in Cochin in Kerala and Durgapur in Bengal, however, will not see any capacity enhancement as of now.PCBL also reported a jump of 174 percent in net profit to Rs 74 crore in the Q4 period ended March 2018 on the back of lower interest outgo, operational efficiency and higher sales. The debt of the company had been reduced by Rs 430 crore during 2017-18 to Rs 770 crore as of March 2018. “We are debt averse group. We are planning to wind up long term debt in PCBL by 2020. It is about Rs 460 crore now,” Goenka said.last_img read more

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Daily Deals 10 Off Chromecast Ultra 1000 Off Samsung Smart TV 400

first_imgFeeling lucky today? Then make your day bright by grabbing hold of these wonderful tech deals. These are limited time offers only.Get the Best in Tech for a Generous Discount – Limited Time OnlyFor a limited time only, B&H is running a great set of deals, allowing you to pick up the best in tech for a generous discount. But please note that these deals are available to those residing in the United States.Google Chromecast Ultra – Regular price $69, Now just $59 It’s a 128GB microSDXC card that is wicked fast. Throw this in your Android smartphone or tablet and you’re invincible!Buy Samsung 128GB EVO+ UHS-I microSDXC Memory Card [B&H link]DJI Phantom 4 Drone – Regular price $1,199, Now just $799 If you’ve set your new year’s resolution to 4K, then Samsung’s discount on its MU6300 TV is something you should look into. This TV packs a 75-inch panel, is 4K-ready and can kick out visuals in HDR.Buy Samsung MU6300-Series 75″-Class HDR UHD Smart LED TV [B&H link] Share Tweet Submitcenter_img The ‘Ultra’ flavor of the Chromecast allows you to stream content in 4K and HDR as long as you have the TV set that can support it. Apart from that, it’s a nice little device to have if you love your content on the big screen.Buy Google Chromecast Ultra [B&H link]Samsung 128GB EVO+ UHS-I microSDXC Memory Card – Regular price $99, Now just $49 Coming from a lineup of legendary drones from DJI, the Phantom 4 packs everything you need to get up and stay in the air. It features a 12-megapixel camera that can shoot in 4K, a top speed of 44.7MPH and a design that’s nothing less than modern.Buy DJI Phantom 4 Drone [B&H link]Samsung MU6300-Series 75″-Class HDR UHD Smart LED TV – Regular price $2,797, Now just $1,797last_img read more

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Aussie domestic travel dying out Charters

first_imgAustralian domestic travel is suffering at the hands of record numbers of overseas-bound holidaymakers, a survey by Roy Morgan Research has found.   With local expenditure down 8 per cent from 2001, convenor of the upcoming national Tourism and Events Excellence conference, Tony Charters, said the downward trend was more concerning than the carbon tax.“Research on younger consumers indicates the future will see the current customer base continue to erode, with Australia’s domestic clientele literally dying out,” Mr Charters remarked. Calling for a “radical repositioning of Australian tourism”, Mr Charters said the country needed to “recalibrate for the 21st century” by focusing on “more targeted and sophisticated” ideas such as city-based tourism, short breaks and niche products.  “Australia is not, and never will be, a cheap destination, regardless of exchange rate fluctuations,” Mr Charters commented.“The industry needs to focus on excellence – ensuring we provide high quality experiences and events, whether it is for backpackers, the business sector, ecotourism or James Packer’s high rollers.”The inaugural Tourism and Events Excellence conference will be held on 5 – 7 September in Melbourne, the only Australian tourist destination – along with Victoria – performing well, according to Roy Morgan Research. “Pursuing excellence is critical to generating profits and moving forward, and that’s what this conference is focussing on,” Mr Charters said. Melbourne and Victoria are the best performing Australian tourist destinations Source = e-Travel Blackboard: M.Hlast_img read more

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Arizona Cardinals cornerback Robert Alford speaks

first_imgArizona Cardinals cornerback Robert Alford speaks to the media after taking part in the team’s offseason strength and conditioning program at the Cardinals NFL training center, Tuesday, April 9, 2019 in Tempe, Ariz. Alford, who previously played with the Atlanta Falcons, was signed by the Cardinals as a free agent. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact “We’ll see. We’ll see after the season how he fares.”The Cardinals, like always, expect opposing quarterbacks to direct their throws away from Peterson, something they’ve done at an increasing rate every year since 2014.Making the best out of that reality is the challenge for Alford. But the responsibility also falls on Joseph and Robertson.If Alford can play well, then Arizona will have all the tools to dictate offenses rather than be dictated by them.“Ideally, what you would like to be able to do is you want guys to actually try to throw the ball to Patrick Peterson. In my mind, I’m saying, that’s what I would like to see happen,” the defensive backs coach said. “I would like to see him get more balls thrown at him so we can find out how good he really is. I would like to see teams try it.“I think history has proven, when you watch Alford’s tape, he’s been very competitive. It’s my job to obviously make his job easier. Being aware of that weekly of who we’re playing and if they’re attacking him more often than Pat P, I have to do a good job of helping him.”EXTRA POINTBaker confirmed on Tuesday that the plan is for him to slide from his nickel spot played under former head coach Steve Wilks back to free safety. There he will replace Bethea. “Plug me in anywhere,” Baker said. “Last year I played nickel, sometimes I even played WILL linebacker, depending on the matchup and all that type of stuff. For me, I think I’m a hybrid player, I can play any type of position — besides D-line.“I’m excited going back to free safety this year though. Probably, most likely going back to free safety.”Still, nothing’s set in stone at this point.The draft and other additions could change the Cardinals’ plans. Baker and Swearinger should expect to shift around in the backfield based on schemes and matchups.“(Baker) gives you flexibility,” Robertson said. “What you got to understand today, when you look at what (head coach Kliff) Kingsbury is going to do on offense, all he’s going to try to do is cause mismatches. The game has evolved to centers in basketball shooting three-pointers.” “I’m good now,” Alford said Tuesday.Proving it will be another thing. The Cardinals like Alford’s competitiveness, something he’ll need to bring if teams do end up attacking him often — and sometimes beating him. Alford knows he’s walking into a tough position that last season alone ate up three starting cornerbacks.“I’m eager at the end of the day,” Alford said. “I’m going to prepare each and every day to go out there and get it. Coaches said they needed picks each and every game and I’m looking to get that … knowing they’re not going to be throwing to Pat, they’re going to throw it the other way.“(If) I do what I need to do, at the end of the day, we’re going to be winning.”Defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, Robertson and Baker already pointed to Alford’s competitiveness as a strong suit before the cornerback put on pads for his new team. Even after last season, Joseph believes Alford’s career isn’t trending in a negative direction.“Things happen, right? Injuries happen, schematics change,” Joseph said in February. “Guys sometimes have off-years. I think Steve (Keim) and his staff did a good job of studying this guy through his whole career. Even going back to … Steve had him as the best player in the Senior Bowl. I think we hit on this guy. TEMPE, Ariz. — Of all the questionable position groups on the Arizona Cardinals roster as of mid-April 2019, their defensive backs present the rare exception.The crop of starters, at least, will enter next season with high expectations. Somehow, that’s the case despite the Cardinals releasing last year’s leading tackler, Antoine Bethea.Deploying eight-time Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson is a good start. Adding D.J. Swearinger, who was a Pro Bowl candidate before being waived by Washington last year because of his outspokenness, was a gimme. And Budda Baker entering his third season with experience at several positions gives Arizona the flexibility in scheme and depth.center_img “I think you’re starting to form together a pretty good backend,” said defensive backs coach Marcus Robertson in February.But the most satisfying development, if you’re Cardinals general manager Steve Keim, was the February addition of cornerback Robert Alford. He was signed by Arizona after being released by the Falcons following a six-year run there.Related LinksArizona Cardinals sign former Falcons CB Robert AlfordESPN names Alford signing as Cards’ most impactful offseason movePFF: Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson posted a career-low in targetsNew Cardinal D.J. Swearinger learns lessons with release from RedskinsAlford will be No. 2 to Pro Bowler Patrick Peterson, who became acquainted with his new teammate long ago, through former Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu. Peterson and Mathieu attended college at LSU, while Alford went to Southeastern Louisiana and like Mathieu is from Louisiana.That relationship pushed Alford to the Cardinals.“That’s a style of player I’m trying to be. He can teach me some things I didn’t know about the game,” Alford said.Alford’s own success, Arizona hopes, creates a domino effect that helps their leading cornerback.With 76 starts in 88 games for the Falcons under his belt, Alford has 249 tackles and 10 interceptions over his six-year career.A physical press corner, he fits in Arizona’s system but comes off his worst NFL season yet. A Week 4 ankle injury limited Alford last year, but Arizona reportedly offered a hefty contract worth up to $24 million over three years, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, because the team believes he’s over it. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 7 Comments   Share   last_img read more

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Related Barcelona Staff FavouritesBarcelona Staf

first_img RelatedBarcelona: Staff FavouritesBarcelona: Staff FavouritesBargains of the week: Edinburgh | Milan | BarcelonaBargains of the week: Edinburgh | Milan | BarcelonaBarcelona has ‘range of offerings’ for those on city breaksThe appeal of city breaks in Barcelona lies in the fact that the city has something to offer travellers on all budgets. 6. CaixaForumThe CaixaForum is a world away from the traditional arts you will see through Barcelona. Formerly a textile factory, it’s now been converted into the vibrant CaixaForum, home of contemporary arts, exhibitions, a cinema, children’s art workshops, and events. Collections feature Dali, Fragonard and Freud with constantly changing temporary exhibitions that appeal to all the family. Once you’ve visited the exhibitions head to the terrace for views across Barcelona. Best of all, entry is free, though tickets are required for some exhibitions. 8. Take a cooking classBarcelonians are proud of their Catalan cuisine and what better way to experience this than through an authentic cooking workshop? BarcelonaCooking offer daily morning and evening cooking classes giving you hands on experience preparing Catalan dishes. A typical class begins with a visit to La Boqueira Mercat to buy local produce for your class before returning to the kitchen to cook appetizers, soup, paella and dessert. Price from €78. Discover more delicious Spanish dishes, with our top foods to try in Spain. 5. Parc de la CiutadellaThe city has a staggering 68 parks, but one of the biggest and most popular places to visit in Barcelona is Parc de la Ciutadella. Take a rowing boat on the lake, admire the fountains and medieval Castell dels Tres Dragons or head to Barcelona Zoo. Craving peace and quiet? Santa Caterina’s Market is a short walk to the south, so stock up on delicious picnic goodies and find a spot for lunch under the lush green palm trees. 7. Visit El BornMany flock to La Rambla for shopping or the Gothic Quarter for historic architecture, and if it’s your first time in Barcelona then these are not to be missed. However, if you’re looking for an area with local charm head to the El Born district, sandwiched between the Parc de la Ciutadella and the Gothic Quarter. Here you will find the Museu Picasso de Barcelona, MUTT Bookshop & Art Gallery and the Museu de la Xocolata (Chocolate Museum). The main shopping street, despite being rather narrow is Carrer dels Flassaders, lined with medieval buildings and filled with boutiques, vintage shops and cool watering holes like the tiny El Born Bar (Passeig del Born). This is also a must for those with an interest in photography, with the Impossible Project Barcelona gallery and many photography workshops and tours based here. 4. Font MagicaThe Font Magica (Montjuïc Magic Fountain) is one of Barcelona’s most enchanting sights. It was created for the 1929 International Exhibition, located at the Palace of Montjuïc. The ‘magic’ of this fountain happens every weekend (includes Thursdays during the summer), with 30 minute shows in which the water fountains dance to the lights and rhythm of the music. Songs vary from classical music to the Star Wars soundtrack! ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Dreaming of your next adventure? Fly away with some of our most popular airlines: 9. Museu d’Historia de Barcelona (Barcelona City History Museum)Barcelona’s City History Museum is a little different to your typical history museum. Across the three levels, the main attraction is underground where you will find excavations of Barcelona from the Roman era, when the city was known as Barcino. The excavations across the 4000sqm area include a factory, a laundry workshop and a church offering a look into the daily life of Romans in the ancient city. Entry is €7 (includes access to the other four MUHBA museums: Museu Casa Verdaguer, Espai Santa Caterina, CCCB and Refugi 307.).Book flights to Barcelona nowSearch Barcelona hotelsWant more? We’ve rounded up the best things to do in Spain, from the Costa del Sol to Madrid:Spains’s best castles and fortressesA country steeped in history, Spain has its fair share of charming castles for you to explore. Here are 15 of the most spectacular.Alternative places to visit on the Costa Del SolThere is more to Spain’s southern coast than simply beach bars and cheap beer. So, before you pass it off as a one trick pony, read on and discover what else Spain’s Costa del Sol has to offer.What to do in Madrid: top attractionsWant to visit Madrid like a local? From tempting churros and tapas bars to experimental theatre, we bring you the best things to do in Madrid beyond the Plaza Mayor…*Published October 2016. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire. 3. Picasso MuseumThe Picasso Museum is rightly one of Barcelona’s top tourist attractions and tells a thorough and fascinating story of the young artist’s development, remaining the only Picasso collection opened in his lifetime. Housed in five connected Catalan Gothic palaces in El Born, the museum now is one of the most complete collections of Picasso’s works of art, with over 4000 pieces on display. The permanent collection is supported by temporary exhibitions exploring Picasso’s life, artistic interests and his love of Barcelona. Tickets are €14 and can be bought online in advance. Can’t get enough of Picasso? Visit the definitive Picasso Museum in his hometown of Malaga, one of our top tips for the Andalusian city. Air FranceJet2Thomas Cook 2. Head to the beachesBarcelona is thought to be one of the best city-beach break destinations in the world with 32km of Blue Flag beaches running alongside the centre. Barceloneta Beach is the closest to the city, which due to its proximity can quickly get crowded. Go for the local’s favourite instead, and head a little further along the coast to the beaches north of Port Olimpic such as Nova Mar Bella and Bogatell, a 15 minute walk from Barceloneta. Both have parasol and chair hire, ping pong tables and volleyball courts as well as lots of cafes and restaurants nearby. You can get the metro or tram to Selva de Mar to get to Nova Mar Bella, or hire a bike and take the scenic cycle path. 1. Tour Gaudi’s WorksGaudi’s influence on Barcelona is immediately apparent; his work is a fundamental part of the city’s landscape. The seven Gaudi sites to visit in Barcelona are Park Guell, Palau Guell, Casa Mila, Casa Vicen, La Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo and the crypt of the church at Colonia Guell and it is worth seeing them all first hand, either at your own pace or joining one of the many guided Gaudi walking tours. The Sagrada Familia basilica, Gaudi’s signature work, has international recognition as the symbol of Barcelona. Explore rippling columns and atmospheric temples inspired by nature and designed to make the best use of the light, then head to the towers where you can enjoy views of the city skyline. Come back at dusk to see the building lit up against the night sky. €15 for entry, €29 for entry with access to the towers. last_img read more

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while all hands are now on deck to ensure security is properly beefed up in the areas where the insurgents were believed to be relocating to. which borders Borno and Bauchi states. They all harped on the need for President Jonathan to replace current Vice President, She alleged that the vice-president has not done anything within the four years he has been in office to warrant him enjoying the support of people of the North West. As long as I remain aware of my surroundings and use common sense, Regardless of statistics,com.In a written statement,Corbett honored by Exchange ClubGrand Forks Central High School senior Taylor Corbett was selected as the Grand Forks Exchange Club’s Youth of the Month for October, Eleanor Johnson and Delores Saul were honored with the Lighthouse Award for "providing a beacon of help and hope.

according to the complaint filed in Morton County District Court. 49, noted the increasing spate of insecurity in the state particularly bomb blasts and agreed that urgent steps should be taken to address the situation. The meeting took place at the state Police Command Plateau State Commissioner of Police Emmanuel Ayeni who spoke at meeting said henceforth vehicles would not be allowed into premises of worship places including personal vehicles of clerics He called on religious leaders to be ready to abide by the measure The meeting also agreed that every vehicle must be properly check before entering public buildings and called on the residents to cooperate and have their vehicles checked in line with the security situation so as to prevent unforeseen security breaches The meeting also harped on the need to educate residents at the various places of worship on vigilance and how to prevent bomb attacks who are suspected of having close ties with the Islamic sect, “No. comedian said “You should be giving her panadol, but Senator Ahmad Sani (Zamfara West) objected to the provision which inserts a minimum age for girls before getting married, Meanwhile, Dailypost authoritatively gathered that among the unlucky policemen were inspectors and corporals who were engaged in a gun battle with the gunmen for several hours. Ibrahim & Co.

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