APTN National NewsPublic hearings are set to being Tuesday into Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline.APTN National News reporter Tina House has this story.
Rabat – Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the most celebrated footballers in history, has not escaped the jaw of the #MeToo movement.The Juventus and Portugal star, 33, who was accused in 2016 of rape by an American woman, Kathryn Mayorga, 34, has accused Real Madrid of being behind the allegations.Ronaldo allegedly claimed that the Spanish club has not been able to get over his brisk departure this summer. He said Madrid has resorted to blackmail and “manipulations” to tarnish his image. Read Also: Las Vegas Police to Reopen Cristiano Ronaldo Rape CaseAccording to Italian daily La Repubblica, the five-time world player of the year is convinced that the recent spiral of negative events—the controversial red card against Spanish side Valencia on September 19, the resurgence of news about the rape allegation, and the ensuing concern from his sponsors—are all the work of Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.Since December 2017, even while he still was the top star at Real Madrid, Ronaldo was known to be on bad terms with Perez, La Repubblica noted.Ronaldo left the Spanish side this summer, sparking hordes of speculations about the underlying reasons behind a negative end to nine outstanding seasons with Madrid.Mayorga claims that the Portuguese footballer raped her in June 2009, but Ronaldo has categorically denied the allegations. He said that he has evinced professionalism to everyone who has met him over the years and that his “conscience is clear.”Meanwhile, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has opened an investigation into the matter. Giant sportswear company Nike, one of the Portuguese star’s many sponsors, said that it is “deeply concerned” about the allegation.
“We are very excited to be able to share our work with Sinhala speakers and hope that it will strengthen the human rights dialogue in Sri Lanka,” South Asia Director for HRW, Meenakshi Ganguly, told the Colombo Gazette. A leading international human rights group, Human Rights Watch (HRW), has launched a Sinhalese language website with content targeting readers in Sri Lanka.HRW which is headquartered in the US and has often been criticized by the Sri Lankan government over its statements on Sri Lanka, said that it hopes the Sinhalese website will help strengthen the human rights dialogue in Sri Lanka. The website, available on http://www.hrw.org/si/asia/sri-lanka, has past statements which were released in English, now archived in Sinhalese. (Colombo Gazette)
Then-freshman linebacker Raekwon McMillan (5) tackles Michigan then-sophomore running back De’Veon Smith (4) during a Nov. 29 game at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 42-28. Credit: Lantern File PhotoOn Saturday, for the first time since Ohio State coach Urban Meyer first stood on the Buckeyes’ sideline in the 2012 season, the Buckeyes lost a regular-season game against a Big Ten team.The 17-14 loss at Ohio Stadium to the Michigan State Spartans snapped a national-record 30-game conference streak for the Buckeyes and left the team likely on the outside looking in of the College Football Playoff picture when the four-team bracket is released in two weeks.Regardless, Meyer said the team’s sights are solely fixed on the same thing it is throughout the year: its annual meeting with its archrival, Michigan.“Obviously, we’ve got to move past a very, very tough loss, and big game this week, so the rivalry game’s, on the horizon, one that we all take extremely serious around here, and one that we cherish to be a part of,” Meyer said.Senior defensive tackle Tommy Schutt said the timing of The Game could be ideal for the Buckeyes, as the focus that automatically comes with Michigan week was a help in snapping the team back to form in practice.“I would say it’s a little bit easier (to bounce back) than it would be if it was a different game,” Schutt said. “It’s not like we need any extra motivation for this game. We know what’s at stake, we know the rivalry and how important it is to everyone.”The Wolverines (9-2, 6-1) have been one of the more surprising teams in the country under first-year coach Jim Harbaugh. After opening the season with only two votes in the AP Poll, the Maize and Blue are likely to move into the top 10 in the newest CFP rankings.Still, for Schutt and other members of OSU (10-1, 6-1), the turnaround of the winningest program in college football history comes as little surprise.“I thought they would come out and have a great year, like just how they are,” Schutt said. “They have a great coach there, and he’s done a great job of turning that program around after the past couple of seasons. They’re a completely different team than they have been the past couple of years.”The Wolverines have been anchored by their defense, which has allowed the second-fewest yards per game in the country (263.1). One of the standouts on the defense has been redshirt freshman Jabrill Peppers, a do-it-all player.That “all” includes roles on the other side of the ball, as well, as Peppers has added 11 carries and six receptions to 2015 performance and also returns kicks and punts. “We have to be on high alert, because they’re going to use him one way or another,” OSU senior linebacker Joshua Perry said about the East Orange, New Jersey, product. “Anytime you see a special formation or somebody come in who’s generally not in the offensive formation, you have to be on high alert for something.”Schutt said Peppers’ Swiss Army knife-like role on the team is reflective of the entire roster, which has the stability to dictate the game in any style it wants.“It’s a pretty balanced attack this week,” Schutt said. “The quarterback can stand back there and move the ball to some good receivers, big offensive linemen and a good running attack. We have to prepare for both the run game and the pass game and be able to play both of those things consistently.”The rivalry, as it always does, sits very much on the minds of the Scarlet and Gray. But more than anything, the Buckeyes are trying to keep their season on track before the postseason begins and not let the disappointment from the Michigan State game trickle north to Ann Arbor.“It would definitely be tough to go out losing your last few games at Ohio State,” Schutt said. “We come to Ohio State not to lose any games, and losing this one this past Saturday was tough for us and obviously very disappointing and something we’re not going to let happen this weekend.”Kickoff against Michigan is set for noon on Saturday at Michigan Stadium.Attempting a class sweepThe four-year seniors on the Buckeyes have a chance to complete a sweep of the Wolverines on Saturday after taking home the gold pants each of the last three years.A season ago, OSU scored 21 unanswered points in the second half to pull away and top the Wolverines in Columbus, 42-28, despite losing starting quarterback J.T. Barrett to an ankle injury.A second-quarter brawl set the tone for the excitement of the game the year before that. Michigan shook off a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to tie the game, only for OSU to take the lead back with 2:20 left.A quick Michigan march down the field put Michigan back down by a point with 32 seconds left. Then-Michigan coach Brady Hoke opted to go for the win by trying a two-point conversion. The pass was intercepted by OSU safety Tyvis Powell, however, and the Buckeyes held on for a slim lead.Finally, in the first year for Meyer and seniors like Schutt and Perry, OSU found itself trailing 21-20 at the half, but buckled down defensively in the second half to shut out the Wolverines over the final 30 minutes and grab a 26-21 victory.Perry said completing his college career without losing The Game would be a defining moment for his time wearing the scarlet and gray.“It would mean a lot,” Perry said. “That’s what I was saying, talking to my parents after the game, I said the one thing that’s really going to make me feel better is getting that fourth pair of gold pants, and so that’s just the mission for me right now.”Schutt said taking on Michigan annually is one of the things he most looked forward to when he arrived on campus, and he is going to cherish the opportunity to sweep the four-game series.“It’s a rivalry that I think is one of the best in sports if not the best in sports, and I think we’re lucky to be a part of it,” he said. “It’s definitely a week we’ll remember and games we’ll remember, and I’m just looking forward to getting out there Saturday.”What happens next?OSU and Michigan, as well as Michigan State, are all still alive in the Big Ten East Division after the Spartans topped the Buckeyes on Saturday.A loss in the ‘Shoe by the Spartans would have eliminated them from Big Ten Championship Game contention, but instead coach Mark Dantonio’s team controls its own destiny.A win by Michigan State in East Lansing, Michigan, over Penn State would clinch the East and seal a trip to Indianapolis to take on Iowa in the conference championship.However, if the Nittany Lions upset the Spartans, it will be the winner of the OSU-Michigan game winning the division with a 7-1 conference record.Michigan State would also carry a 7-1 conference record with a win, but it owns the tiebreaker over both OSU and Michigan due to beating each head to head.The Big Ten Championship Game between Iowa and the team that emerges out of the threesome in the East is set for 8:17 p.m. on Dec. 5.
Apple : une conférence prévue ce lundi pour une annonce de rachat ?Apple pourrait indiquer dans une conférence de presse ce que la firme compte faire de ses 97 milliards de liquidités… Une acquisition importante est-elle à prévoir ?Apple va tenir une conférence de presse ce lundi afin de dévoiler ce qu’il devrait faire avec ses 97 milliards de dollars de liquidités, obtenus durant plusieurs années. La firme de Cupertino a prévenu que l’objet de cette réunion publique était “d’annoncer l’issue des discussions du groupe sur son solde de liquidités”.Le versement de dividendes ayant été suspendu depuis 1995, est-ce qu’Apple va renouer avec cette vieille habitude, face à la pression des actionnaires, toujours présente et même croissante. Et surtout, le nouveau PDG du groupe, Tim Cook, et le directeur financier Peter Oppenheimer vont-ils choisir de répartir autrement ces gains colossaux ?Matthew Panzarino indique une piste possible pour Apple sur le blog The Next Web. Il détaille : “ce qu’Apple va faire avec ses liquidités est un sujet de discussions depuis longtemps, les analystes et les spécialistes de l’investissement demandant un dividende. Mais l’option la plus probable est une acquisition ou un gros investissement technologique. Peut-être qu’Apple va acquérir Twitter, le réseau social qu’il a si étroitement intégré dans ses systèmes opérationnels iOS et OS X”. Réponse dans la journée donc…Le 19 mars 2012 à 12:45 • Maxime Lambert
Greg Jayne, Opinion page editor Thanks, Trump.That should be the mantra: “Thanks, Trump!” Because whether you realize it or not, the new president has made our lives better. No, this has nothing to do with scaling back Obamacare or bringing jobs back to America or opening our eyes to what a dystopian wasteland the United States is.All worthy accomplishments, I suppose, but not nearly as significant as something else the Trump administration managed to do during its first week in power. You see, Trump and his acolytes finally stopped hinting at what we suspected all along and came right out and said it: Lies are the new truth.This occurred as Trump insisted that his inauguration had drawn huge crowds. Like, the hugest ever. Like, even more than President Obama’s first inauguration. It was an interesting assertion that seemed to disagree with the facts — like the fact about how many people were in attendance.But that didn’t stop White House press secretary Sean Spicer from doubling down with statistics apparently drawn from a random number generator, and it didn’t prevent Trump surrogate Kellyanne Conway from defending Spicer by saying he simply used, “alternative facts.”With that, we were welcomed to the distorted reality that is the Trump administration. It took less than two days for Trump’s people to blatantly lie to the American people, to criticize the media for reporting what was the truth, and to introduce the meme of “alternative facts” to the lexicon. And for that we should be thankful.
Almost a fifth (17%) of employee respondents have been off work for four weeks or more because of an illness, accident or injury in the last 12 months, according to research by Legal and General.Its Workplace wellbeing report, which surveyed 2,000 full-time employees and 200 managing directors and HR managers, also found that employer respondents believe staff take an average of 4.69 sick days a year, while employee respondents believe staff take an average of 3.44 sick days a year.The research also found:35% of employee respondents take no days off sick.Just 5% of employer respondents think an average employee would take no sick days in a year.36% of respondents know at least one friend, family member or colleague who has been off work for four weeks or more in the last 12 months.Martin Noone (pictured), managing director at Legal and General Workplace Health and Protection, said: “Long-term absences from work can have a serious effect on both employee and employer. Our research shows that long-term absence is a prevalent issue and perhaps happening more often than employers realise. Long-term absence is a very real threat to business health, productivity and finances.“The costs of paying people to do the work of the long-term absent employee can be high and employers should consider solutions that can help get their staff back to work quickly. Helping reduce the incidence of absence in the first place through health and wellbeing strategies is also extremely important.”
Something for the weekend: US home products supplier GE Appliances is advertising for a professional grandma to demonstrate the cutting edge in its kitchen technology.The organisation states that it wants to celebrate non-traditional, stylish grandmas, and highlights the need for candidates who represent diversity and can help sustain cultural legacies through food.According the ad, the job title will be ‘great American grandma’, and the successful candidate will earn a $50,000 salary as a contracted employee. They will work for between 10 and 15 hours per month from 15 March 2019 to 15 March 2020. Benefits include five brand new GE Appliances kitchen products.The requirements are quite specific, however. The job advert states that the ideal candidate will be: “A grandma who can make us laugh and hasn’t touched a cookbook in decades…who believes in tradition but is anything but traditional…who won’t take ‘no’ for an answer when asking you if you’re hungry.GE Appliances also states that the position will require smiles, laughs, selfies, videos and social posts, and that the right candidate will be socially engaged and willing to travel.Prospective candidates should apply for the position via video submission, but the organisation notes that third party applications will also be accepted: “Friends and family can also submit applications on Grandma’s behalf by submitting interviews with their squeezable, lovable, witty, cantankerous, fashionable, camera-loving, foodie, edgy matriarch.”Here at Employee Benefits, we like the sound of the reward package, but think GE Appliances may be missing a trick by not mentioning the pension…
Dirt bikes and ATVs are dangerous for the public. (AP Photo)Several D.C. Council members are proposing legislation to crack down on the illegal use of dirt bikes and All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) in the District. Judiciary Chairman and Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie (D-Ward 5), along with Councilmembers Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) and Brianne Nadeau (D-Ward 1), introduced the bill to discourage residents from using the modes of transportation, which have been linked to several crimes across the city.“I’ve heard complaints about illegal ATVs and dirt bikes from all around Ward 6,” Allen told the AFRO on July 27. “I was happy to co-introduce the “Enhanced Penalties for Operation of All-Terrain Vehicles and Dirt Bikes Amendment Act of 2015” with Councilmember McDuffie to help get these vehicles off District streets. This is a safety issue. We’ve seen these bikes being used to commit crimes including murder. It’s time to give MPD more tools to step up enforcement and crack down on illegal ridership.”The bill would allow the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to tow any dirt bike or ATV parked on public property and require registration of all ATVs and dirt bikes with the Department of Motor Vehicles.The bill would also enhance penalties for offenders, including a fine up to $250 or more than 30 days in jail for the first violation; suspension of an individual’s provisional or operator’s permit for six months from the date of the conviction and a fine up to $500 or no more than 90 days in jail for the second violation; and suspension of an individual’s provisional or operator’s permit for a year and a fine up to $1000 or no more than 180 days in jail for the third or subsequent violation.Allen told Newschannel 8 the growing trend of dirt bikes and ATVs are creating a public hazard in neighborhoods. “Just on my own street I’ve seen dirt bikes flying through stop signs and red lights,” he said. “And then we’ve seen dirt bikes in several different violent crimes and murders.”Allen said the murders of Charnice Milton, 27, and Tamara Gliss, 31, were examples of crimes committed by dirt bike riders.“They [vehicles] are already illegal in the streets, but as most neighbors have seen you’ll have groups that fly by on H Street or other corridors,” Allen said. “Public safety is paramount.”According to NBC 4 Washington, the bill is expected to be discussed at a public hearing in the Fall. “Currently our laws just do not serve as a sufficient deterrent to the use of these machines. Dirt bikes and ATVs are not appropriate for use on our roads, are dangerous, and have been used completely irresponsibly on sidewalks and in packs to intimidate pedestrians and drivers,” McDuffie said in a press release.According to recent reports on WUSA9, the bill has a good chance of passing and being signed by Mayor Muriel Bowser. The station also reported that District residents are divided on whether the bill is fair, even though they agree that dirt bikes and ATVs are a safety concern.
Stafford Borough, Rugeley, Uttoxeter Staffordshire Moorlands M6, A500 and A50 Newcastle Borough Stoke-on-Trent M6 (from Junction 19 to Junction 12, listings north to south): The M6 southbound between junctions J19 and J18: Three lanes closed from 22:00 on 20 October 2018 to 06:00 on 21 October 2018 The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J19: Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 22 October 2018 to 3 November 2018. Two lanes closed The M6 southbound exit slip at Knutsford Services: From 22:00 on 20 October 2018 to 06:00 on 21 October 2018. One lane closed. The M6 northbound between junctions J18 and J19: Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 22 October 2018 to 3 November 2018. Three lanes closed. The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J18: From 22:00 on 20 October 2018 to 06:00 on 21 October 2018. Two lanes closed The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J17: From 22:00 on 25 October 2018 to 06:00 on 26 October 2018. Two lanes closed The M6 northbound entry slip at junction J16: Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 23 October 2018 to 25 October 2018. Two lanes closed The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J16: From 22:00 on 22 October 2018 to 06:00 on 23 October 2018. Two lanes closed. The M6 northbound entry slip at junction J14: Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 29 October 2018 to 3 November 2018. Two lanes closed Read More’It’s like a ghost town’ – Barber to shut up shop after 22 YEARS in town centre A500 (from junction with J16 of the M6 to junction 15 of the M6, listings north to south): Northbound from A527: Two lanes closed from 21:00 on 24 October 2018 to 04:30 on 25 October 2018 A50 (from Sideway Roundabout/A500 to junction with the A38 (Toyota Island) in Derbyshire, listings west to east): The A50 eastbound entry slip from the A522: Expect disruption everyday between 09:45 and 16:00 from 22 October 2018 to 26 October 2018. One lane closed. The A50 eastbound exit slip to the A522: Expect disruption everyday between 09:45 and 16:00 from 22 October 2018 to 26 October 2018. One lane closed. The A38 northbound exit slip to the A50: Expect disruption everyday between 19:30 and 05:00 from 22 October 2018 to 27 October 2018. Two lanes closed. The A38 southbound exit slip to the A50: Expect disruption everyday between 19:30 and 05:00 from 22 October 2018 to 27 October 2018. Two lanes closed. Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here. Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive . Bridge to close for seven months Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailThere are roadworks taking place on the M6, A500 and A50 in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire in the coming week (Monday October 22 until Sunday October 28) Motorists hitting the Highways England operated roads of the area on Monday morning can expect a raft of delays and road closures waiting for them. This list contains only the roadworks considered to be most likely to cause delays on these three key routes as well as those involving road closures and temporary traffic lights. It is not exhaustive and does not feature some minor or emergency repairs that come up after publication. Other roadworks may finish or start before schedule or be cancelled altogether. If you only want information about roadworks in a different area of North Staffordshire and South Cheshire, visit the links below, otherwise scroll down for the roadworks most likely to disrupt your journey in South Cheshire in the coming week All information from Highways England, local authorities and utility companies. Read MoreRoadworks from October 22 until October 28 Full list of roadworks South Cheshire
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Melbourne – Xiamen route will be inaugural 1st JulyXiamen Airlines, China’s sixth-largest carrier announced to launch Melbourne to Xiamen route form 1st July. This Melbourne-Xiamen route will be the third Australia route of Xiamen Airlines and becomes the 30th international airline fly into Victoria. Melbourne to Xiamen route is expected to boost tourism, education and trade among Victoria and China; provide an additional option for traveller travelling between Melbourne and China.Xiamen Airlines utilise Boeing 787-8 for the Melbourne-Xiamen route, cabin layout includes 4 first class, 18 business class and 214 economy class. The route number is MF803 and MF804. Flights depart Xiamen every Thursday, Sunday at 22:15, arrive Melbourne at 10:05, with total flying duration of 9 hours 50 minutes. Flights depart from Melbourne every Monday and Friday afternoon at 12:05, arriving in Xiamen at 19:45, with total 9 hours 40 minutes flying time.During the launch, Commercial Counselor of Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Melbourne, Mr. Wang Xiaojia, Senior Investment Manager of Invest Victoria Mr Nigel Aldons, Chief of Aviation of Melbourne Airport Mr Simon Gandy attended and gave a speech for the audience. Xiamen Airlines announced the Melbourne-Xiamen route information, and also provided special products, services and marketing transit service information on-site.Commercial Counselor of Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Melbourne, Mr. Wang Xiaojia mentioned aviation is a showcase of the fast growing economic relations between China and Australia, especially in tourism. China is Victoria’s largest source of tourism revenue. In last financial year, the number of Chinese visitors to Victoria jumped to 490,000, contributing $2.2 billion to Victorian economy. Victoria’s tourism stocks are strong under the Andrews Labor Government, and will grow this important industry further. They are expected to attract more Chinese visitors and increase tourism revenue from $2.2 billion in 2015 to over $3.4 billion by 2026. He believes Xiamen airline is another opportunity for Victoria to strengthen its global appeal as a place to visit.Senior Investment Manager of Invest Victoria Mr Nigel Aldons said, Xiamen Airlines will be an important partner for Victoria. It is one of China’s fastest growing airlines and has good connections through its hub to other ports in China and overseas. He mentioned, he is very excited for July, 2016 two weekly Melbourne-Xiamen route services. This is good news for the 400,000 + Australians that head to China each year, double the amount from 10 years ago. China is Victoria’s largest trading partner with two-way trade valued at $20.4 billion. It is Victoria number one international source market for international visitors with nearly ½ million Chinese visitors coming to Victoria in 2015; and these tourists spend over $2.2 billion, more than the six largest countries combined. The coming decade will present many more opportunities to grow our State’s relationship with Xiamen Airlines and we appreciate the efforts of Xiamen Airlines’ local team led by Ms Teresa Tong.Chief of Aviation of Melbourne Airport Mr Simon Gandy mentioned more international visitors come to Melbourne from China than anywhere else in the world. Last year, we welcomed 731,000 passengers from China. Over the past five years we have seen the fastest average growth from Chinese passengers out of all major airports in Australia – 15.4% each year on average. Victorians are also travelling to China in growing numbers. Over the past five years our outbound traffic has grown on average by 7.2% each year. And soon, Xiamen will become part of Melbourne Airport’s successful relationship with China. In just under two months, our two cities will be connected by aviation – with direct services from Melbourne to Xiamen.General Manager of Xiamen Airlines Melbourne Office Ms. Teresa Tong mentioned during the launch, since 30th of November and 6th December 2015, Xiamen Air started its ‘Sydney–Fuzhou’ and ‘Sydney-Xiamen’ direct routes, it has been widely supported by the community and supported by the passenger between the two cities. Melbourne city slogan “Vires acquirit eundo”，demonstrates to the world Melbourne is the historical and cultural city of Australia with the spirit: stable, dependable, practical. This perfectly fits with Xiamen Airlines corporate culture.During the launch, by playing Xiamen Airlines corporate videos and “Wave of Gulangyu “music, Xiamen Airlines created a Xiamen atmosphere for the audience. Xiamen Airlines using the new Boeing Dreamliner, caring historical mission of building friendly relationship among two nations, fulfilling the dream of flight. Xiamen Airlinesbook your flights here Xiamen Air Source = Xiamen Air
Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The three combined sacks — two recorded by Chandler HS alum Cameron Jordan and the other by Junior Galette — were allowed by tackles Levi Brown and Eric Winston.Arizona has given up eight sacks in its first five halves this season. – / 30 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments Share The Arizona Cardinals’ offense started Sunday’s contest in New Orleans with a beautiful 11-play, 80-yard drive capped off by a three-yard touchdown run by Alfonso Smith.From there, things quickly went downhill.Arizona failed to get further than the New Orleans 41-yard line over its next six offensive possessions, in large part due to a lack of pass protection for quarterback Carson Palmer. Palmer, who finished the half 12-of-24 for 114 yards, was sacked three times, hit five times and hurried 10 times during the first 30 minutes of play.
The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo – / 50 386-78Carolina out-produced Arizona by a whopping margin of 386 offensive yards to 78. Arizona’s yardage is an NFL-playoff record low. The previous low had been held by the 1958 Cleveland Browns (86). Newton was 18-of-32 for 198 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Running back Jonathan Stewart ran for 122 yards and a touchdown. 8The Cardinals managed a total of eight first downs throughout the entire game. They also only managed to convert on 3-of-12 third down attempts. 1.7Arizona’s average of 1.7 yards per play is a season low and also lower than all but one of the Carolina rushing corps’ average yardage per carry. 3Carolina’s two unanswered touchdowns came with some help from Arizona kick returner Ted Ginn Jr., who was stripped at the 3-yard-line by the Panthers’ Melvin White. Then, Arizona’s Tony Jefferson was called for pass interference on third down. Newton threw his second touchdown in under two minutes to Mike Tolbert on the ensuing set of downs. 12The Cardinals managed just 12 second-half yards.4-31Lindley was sacked four times for a loss of 31 yards. Newton was sacked just once. In Arizona’s last matchup against the Panthers on Oct. 6 last season, the Cardinals’ pass rush sacked Newton seven times, forcing the quarterback to complete just 10-of-20 passes with three interceptions. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Running backs Marion Grice, Stepfan Taylor and Kerwynn Williams combined for only 27 yards on the ground. Punter Drew Butler handed Carolina prime field position with an average of 34.8 yards per punt on nine attempts. The Cardinals had previously overcome a 10-point deficit early in the game thanks to Darren Fells, who grabbed a 1-yard touchdown pass, and Marion Grice’s 1-yard touchdown run. The touchdowns gave Arizona the lead at the half, 14-13. But Cam Newton and his offense scored two touchdowns in less than two minutes for 14 unanswered third-quarter points. The Cardinals then had one more shot at keeping their playoff hopes alive after Newton was hit from behind by Sam Acho and the ensuing fumble was recovered by Rashad Johnson. Yet Lindley threw a pick straight into the arms of Carolina’s Luke Kuechly at the 5-yard line to seal it early in the fourth quarter. He’d throw one more pick, this one deflected by Keuchly into the arms of Tre Boston to essentially end it. The “Next Man Up” mentality that carried the Cardinals to a 9-1 start has now become “Next Season Up.” What did Arizona’s season-ending loss look like, by the numbers? A season held together by snippets of athletic tape is over for the Arizona Cardinals. The Redbirds lost to the Carolina Panthers 27-16 at Bank of America Stadium in the NFC Wild Card playoff game Saturday. They did so while playing technically their fourth-string quarterback and numerous backups on both sides of the ball. Yet the loss can’t entirely be blamed on backup Ryan Lindley. Though he was 16-of-28 for only 82 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions, the Cardinals’ run game and special teams were just as detrimental to Arizona’s success. 0 Comments Share 11-6Arizona ends its season at 11-6 after starting 9-1. Carolina began the season 3-8-1, and has now won five straight, including its first playoff win in nine years. They’ll head to No. 1 Seattle next week if Dallas beats Detroit Sun. If not, the Panthers will face Green Bay at Lambeau. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email At NBRs, Hollywood’s award season clashes with Trump address by Jake Coyle, The Associated Press Posted Jan 8, 2019 9:36 pm PDT Viggo Mortensen, from left, Peter Farrelly, Linda Cardellini and Mahershala Ali, winner of the award for best performance by an actor in a supporting role in any motion picture for “Green Book”, pose in the press room with the award for best motion picture, musical or comedy for “Green Book” at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) NEW YORK — While Sunday’s Golden Globes were notable for their lack of political speeches, Donald Trump couldn’t be avoided at Tuesday night’s National Board of Review Awards which, it turned out, were scheduled concurrently with the president’s nationally televised address advocating for a border wall with Mexico.The awkward timing made for a ceremony that seldom strayed far from politics. Most of the previously announced winners at the star-studded, untelevised gala at Cipriani’s in Manhattan — including Lady Gaga of “A Star Is Born” and director Peter Farrelly of “Green Book” — made some mention or allusion to Trump and his policies.Barry Jenkins, accepting the award for best adapted screenplay for James Baldwin’s “If Beale Street Could Talk,” happened to take the stage as Trump was addressing the nation from the Oval Office.“Literally right now the president is talking about walls and borders. I don’t know how this happened. So I can’t help but talk about the president and borders and all these walls,” said the “Moonlight” director. “There’s a film being celebrated called ‘Minding the Gap,’ by Bing Liu. Bing Liu and his family emigrated here. The president does not want them here.”Jenkins also cited two of the year’s most acclaimed movies — Chloe Zhao’s “The Rider” and Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” — as other brilliant films made by immigrant filmmakers that Trump would dismiss. He concluded by quoting Baldwin — “One can only face in others what one can face in oneself” — and declaring “No walls. No borders,” along with an expletive directed at Trump.The annual dinner was hosted by Willie Geist and put on by the National Board of Review, a 109-year-old organization of film enthusiasts, academics and professionals. It’s one of the many traditional stops in Hollywood’s awards season. While it has little bearing on the Oscars race, the NBRs can be a frothy pit-stop between other honours and a welcome chance to polish acceptance speeches that might have gone unused at the Globes.Both Lady Gaga (best actress) and Bradley Cooper (best director) were presented with awards two days after their film went home with a disappointing solitary Globe. Cooper was introduced by Steven Spielberg, who lauded Cooper’s directorial debut as a birth of a filmmaking talent. “Bradley’s a survivor and Bradley’s a sponge,” Spielberg said.Introducing Gaga was Stephen Colbert, who happily noted that “being here meant I had to miss the president’s stupid speech.” In lengthy and poised remarks that lasted 13 minutes, Gaga said she was very different from her character.“I knew that although she was a strong woman, she would feel the pressures to succumb to what other’s saw her future as, whereas in my career I have over and over tried to subvert the influence of powerful men in my life had on me and create something unexpected all on my own,” said Gaga. “If they told me to go left, I would take a sharp, sharp right.”Her co-star Sam Elliott was also celebrated Tuesday as best supporting actor. The 74-year-old actor’s speech, spoken in Elliott’s trademark, modest drawl, earned the night’s most raucous standing ovation.For Farrelly’s 1960s interracial road trip “Green Book,” which won best film (comedy or musical) at the Globes, it was another night of celebration. The NBRs bestowed best picture and best actor (Viggo Mortensen) on the divisive film despite complaints over its racial sensitivity and its authenticity. “Green Book” got another boost earlier Tuesday, too, when Farrelly was selected among the five directors nominated by the Director’s Guild for its annual — and often quite predictive — honours.Farrelly said he hoped his film, made as a feel-good throwback, could bring people together — as he hoped a future president could, too.“All it takes to find common ground is to talk and to listen and to learn,” said Farrelly. “You know I’m voting for next? The politician who represents all of us.”Some awards were handed out before Trump’s speech. Breakthrough performance honoree Thomasin McKenzie, the young New Zealand actress of “Leave No Trace,” said a better world can’t be made “if we build a wall to keep people out.” Geist called her comments a “pre-buttal.”Honoured as the best documentary of the year, the makers of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg portrait “RBG” — Betsy West and Julie Cohen — said that the justice’s family had told them that Ginsburg, who has lately missed oral arguments, is recovering well from surgery and plans to participate in upcoming decisions — an announcement that drew some of the loudest cheers of the evening. As tribute to Ginsburg’s exercise regimen, both West and Cohen ended their speech by planking on the stage.Another constant theme of the evening was the usual mystery of just who exactly the National Board of Review is. The Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski, whose “Cold War” was honoured as best foreign language film, chuckled at the confusion. “I like you whoever you are,” he said. “I hope I meet you one day.”___Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/jakecoyleAPJake Coyle, The Associated Press
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