Amazon fails to take on Alibaba to shut China biz

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO: Inc said it will shut its China online store by July 18, as the U.S. e-commerce giant focuses on the lucrative businesses of selling overseas goods and cloud services in the world’s most populous nation. The move underscores how entrenched, home-grown e-commerce rivals have made it difficult for Amazon’s marketplace to gain traction in China. Consumer research firm iResearch Global said Alibaba Group Holding’s Tmall marketplace and controlled 82 percent of the Chinese e-commerce market last year. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalAn Amazon spokeswoman told Reuters on Thursday that it is notifying sellers that it will no longer operate a marketplace, nor provide seller services on Sources familiar with its plans had told Reuters a day before that the company had planned to make such a move. “We are working closely with our sellers to ensure a smooth transition and to continue to deliver the best customer experience possible,” the spokeswoman said in a statement. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost”Sellers interested in continuing to sell on Amazon outside of China are able to do so through Amazon Global Selling.” The sources said that Amazon shoppers in China will no longer be able to buy goods from third-party merchants in the country, but they still will be able to order from the United States, Britain, Germany and Japan via the firm’s global store. Amazon will wind down support for domestic-selling merchants in China in the next 90 days and review the impact on its fulfilment centers in the country, some of which it may close, one of the people said. “They’re pulling out because it’s not profitable and not growing,” said analyst Michael Pachter at Wedbush Securities. Ker Zheng, marketing specialist at Shenzhen-based e-commerce consultancy Azoya, said Amazon had no major competitive advantage in China over its domestic rivals. Unless someone is searching for a very specific imported good that can’t be found elsewhere, “there’s no reason for a consumer to pick Amazon because they’re not going to be able to ship things as fast as Tmall or JD,” he said. The Amazon spokeswoman said that the company would continue to invest and grow in China through its Amazon Global Store, Global Selling, Kindle e-readers and online content. Amazon Web Services, the company’s cloud computing unit that sells data storage and computing power to enterprises, will also remain. U.S.-listed shares of Alibaba and rose 1 percent on Wednesday after Reuters first reported the move, before paring gains later in the day. Amazon’s shares closed flat. The withdrawal of the world’s largest online retailer – founded by Jeff Bezos, who later became the world’s richest person – comes amid a broader e-commerce slowdown in China. Alibaba in January reported its slowest quarterly earnings growth since 2016, while is responding to the changing business environment with staff cuts. It also follows the Chinese e-commerce retreat of other big-name Western retailers. Walmart Inc sold its Chinese online shopping platform to in 2016 in return for a stake in to focus on its bricks-and-mortar stores. Similarly, the country appears to factor less in the global aspirations of fellow U.S. tech majors Netflix Inc, Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google, Wedbush Securities’ Pachter said. Amazon bought Chinese online shopping website in 2004 for $75 million, rebranding the business in 2011 as Amazon China. But in a sign of Tmall’s dominance, Amazon opened an online store on the Alibaba site in 2015. Amazon is still expanding aggressively in other countries, notably India, where it is contending with local rival Flipkart.last_img read more

MSD says tennisball cricket behind his glovework

first_imgChennai: Mahendra Singh Dhoni is lightning quick behind the stumps and the veteran wicket-keeper batsman said it is a skill which he has developed from tennis ball cricket. Talking about his super quick stumpings, Dhoni said: “I think it’s something that’s come from tennis ball cricket. But you still have to do the basics and graduate to that level. If you want to keep like that you can make mistakes; so I still think basics are most important.” Skipper Dhoni has been in super form in the ongoing IPL and after sitting out for a couple of matches due to fever and a stiff back, he smashed an unbeaten 44 off 22 balls to power Chennai Super Kings to 179 against Delhi Capitals on Wednesday night. CSK were struggling in the beginning but thanks to Dhoni, CSK scored 20 runs from the last over bowled by Trent Boult with the stumper finishing off with two sixes off the final two balls. Asked about his power-packed knock, Dhoni said he had spent enough time on the wicket to understand the bowling variations and unleash his game towards the end to lead Chennai Super Kings to a match-winning total. “Watch the ball, hit the ball. You’ve spent time, you know the variations. By the 20th over you’re almost ready and you swing at everything,” Dhoni said when asked about his last-over exploits. “It’s easier for somebody who has played 10-15 deliveries than someone who has just come in.” Dhoni said the conditions actually favoured them though they lost the toss. “We knew there wouldn’t be much dew. What we’ve seen is if there’s no dew, there’s assistance for spinners. But when we started, Bhajju pa (Harbhajan Singh) didn’t get any turn. But as they started losing wickets, it started spinning, it started turning. Cricket is such a game,” he said after the 80-run win over Delhi Capitals. Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja, who took three wickets, said the wicket helped spinners. “Obviously I enjoyed bowling, the way the wicket was turning. I was bowling in good areas and the wicket was doing the rest for me,” he said. Asked how it helps having someone like Imran Tahir bowling in tandem with him, Jadeja said the South African has been “fantastic.” “He has been taking wickets whenever we needed. Me, Immy bhai and Bhajju pa (Harbhajan) as a unit, we are bowling the way we want to bowl. Still one more game to go. We need to continue our momentum. Everyone is in good form so we just need to keep the winning momentum going.” Jadeja said Dhoni can be described by one word and that is ‘genius’. Losing skipper Shreyas Iyer said the defeat was a “reality check” for Delhi. “It’s really going to affect us. The way we played was not expected. Everybody will be on their toes in the next game. Wouldn’t blame the abilities of our team but we didn’t play smart cricket. We should have curtailed them,” he said.last_img read more

Quebec Ontario premiers team up to push Ottawa to help fund Bombardier

VANCOUVER — The premiers of Canada’s two most populous provinces have joined forces to push for federal help for Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft.Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard drew support from his Ontario counterpart in calling for Ottawa to back the airliner, saying the CSeries is important to the Canadian economy.The province wants the federal government to join it in contributing US$1 billion to the troubled jet program at Bombardier.Quebec has secured a 49.5 per cent stake in the CSeries and two of five seats on a separate board after agreeing last October to the financial contribution.Bombardier CEO Alain Bellemare says CSeries is en route for successA bailout won’t fix Bombardier’s biggest problems: family control and dual-class sharesCouillard says he understands it takes time for Ottawa to consider the proposal, but he likened Quebec’s case to federal support for the auto industry in the past.Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne supported Couillard, telling reporters at climate change talks in Vancouver that Bombardier is an important national company.The Liberal government has said it was continuing to evaluate the request for funding.The narrow-body CSeries planes, which are two years late and over budget at US$5.4 billion, are set to enter into service in the coming months. read more

Third suspect confesses to killing Kotadeniyawa child

The police media unit had said that pornographic materiel had been recovered from the laptop and it has been sent to the Colombo University in an attempt to gather more information on the data stored in the laptop. The police were earlier investigating the laptop used by one of the two suspects arrested initially over the murder. The police also said that DNA samples have been taken from the remains of the child, Seya Sadewmini and the two suspects for further investigations.Among the two suspects arrested earlier, is a 17 year old youth. (Colombo Gazette) A third suspect arrested yesterday over the murder of 4 1/2 year old Seya Sadewmini in Kotadeniyawa, has confessed to the killing.The suspect, identified as 33 year old Dinesh Priyashantha, was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in Gampaha. read more

Supports available to help students with addiction issues

Brock University is offering help that comes free of charge and without judgment for students coping with addiction issues.As Brock’s on-site addictions counsellor, Stacey Stemplowski, offers appointments two days a week to help students explore coping strategies and set goals to manage their addictions.As part of the supports available through the Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre, and run through a partnership with Community Addictions Services of Niagara, Stemplowski counsels students on a wide range of addictions such as gambling, gaming, other behavioural issues and substance abuse. To do this, she employs an approach to addictions counselling that focuses on harm reduction.“We explore coping strategies and motivation for use,” she said of the time she spends with students. “They are the ones who set the goals, and we support them through the process.”As she begins her counselling sessions, Stemplowski often reassures students that she is there to offer help rather than discipline.“I will not be like a parent,” she said. “This is a conversation not a lecture. I think the idea of harm reduction is new to students, as they are more familiar with abstinence-based treatment.”The support Stemplowski provides often goes beyond addictions and aims to assist students who may be dealing with mental health concerns as well.“A number of years ago, social services approached mental health and addictions as two separate entities,” she said. “Now they are concurrent. I actively partner with our mental health nurse, Deborah MacCulloch, to share strategies, and I use dialectical behaviour therapy training with all of my clients.”This form of therapy is designed to help people suffering from personality disorders. It has also been used to treat mood disorders as well as those who need to change patterns of behaviour that are not helpful, such as self-harm, suicidal ideation and substance abuse.Sarah Pennisi, Director of Brock’s Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre, says the University responded to student feedback to ensure available supports are addressing the needs on campus.“Students have told us that we need to make it easy for them to access services when and if they need them,” she said. “That’s why on-campus mental health and addiction services are so important.”For students who are not presently dealing with an addiction, Stemplowski offered advice on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.“Maintain an overall balance of school work, family, friends, diet and nutrition to help reduce addiction-related issues,” she said. “But of course, that is never a guarantee.”For those who are dealing with an addiction but are unsure about booking an appointment, Stemplowski had some words of encouragement and reassurance.“Let’s meet once,” she said. “We can discuss the overall picture of what student life looks like to you right now. I can provide some information, even if it’s not ongoing counselling, and I can increase your overall knowledge around the area of addiction in a completely non-judgmental environment.”Stemplowski is available to meet with students on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be reached at 905-684-1183 x234 or read more

Atlantas Dismantling Of Tampa Was The SixthMost Dominant In NFL History

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had some bad moments over the years, but their 56-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night might be the franchise’s lowest point.The Bucs gave up 35 points to the Falcons before gaining a single first down. They trailed 49-0 with 8:11 remaining in the third quarter after an aborted snap — Tampa Bay’s fourth turnover of the game — handed Atlanta the ball on the Bucs’ 2-yard line (Steven Jackson would punch it in for a touchdown on the following play).If Atlanta hadn’t pulled their starters at that point, there was the real sense that they could have challenged Chicago’s NFL-record 73-0 obliteration of Washington in the 1940 NFL Championship Game — it was just that one-sided. As it was, the Falcons’ win was the 108th-biggest blowout in pro football history (since 1940).But that actually sells the performance short, because the score was out of hand so quickly and the margin so lopsided for most of the game; it took a pair of late Tampa Bay touchdowns to pull the margin closer to anything approaching respectability. To better quantify how the game played out, we can use what FiveThirtyEight contributor Chase Stuart calls the “game script,” which measures the average point margin at any given second in a game. And Atlanta’s game script Thursday night — +32.9 — was a doozy. Going back to 1940, it was the sixth-most dominant performance by any pro football team (playoff games are in gray):Naturally, that infamous Chicago-Washington rout was first, with a +34.9 game script. And most fans probably remember the Jacksonville Jaguars dismantling the Miami Dolphins in Dan Marino’s final NFL game, or Tom Brady throwing five second-quarter touchdowns in the snow against the Tennessee Titans. But as far as historic thrashings go, Thursday night’s ranks right up there. read more

Joe Calzaghes father and trainer Enzo very poorly but still fighting in

An alternative reception was held in Caerphilly, south Wales, near where he settled to raise a family having travelled across Europe after completing his national service in the Italian forces. He was born and raised in Sassari, Sardinia. Calzaghe arrived in the UK in the 1970s after hitchhiking and busking his way across Europe. Calzaghe went on to become one of the most well-respected boxing trainers in the world, and after Joe retired in 2008, his father continued to work with young Welsh talent at the Newbridge Boxing Club.  Enzo CalzagheCredit:Gareth Everett/Huw Evans Agency Joe Calzaghe, known as The Fighting Pride of Wales is one of only four European boxers to retire as an undefeated world champion.Calzaghe won his first world title in 1997, defeating Chris Eubank, and retired having held the WBO, WBA, WBC and IBF Super Middleweight Title, along with the Ring Magazine world titles for Super Middleweight and Light Heavyweight.   Calazaghe held his WBO title for over 10 years, and retired with a career record of 46-0 (32 KOs).His father was a constant presence in his corner and won the adoration of fans for his passionate support and quips from the corner.In 2010, he received an MBE for his services to British sport, but due to his Italian nationality, he was unable to attend the Buckingham Palace ceremony.  Joe Calzaghe’s father Enzo, who trained his son to become one of the most decorated British boxers in history, is ‘very poorly’ in hospital. The charismatic corner man, 69, guided his son Joe to an unblemished 46-fight career during which he be became an undefeated world champion over two weight divisions. Tabloid media reports on Saturday wrongly suggested Mr Calzaghe had died, prompting his niece Carrie Calzaghe to issue a statement on behalf of the family. She said: “My uncle, Enzo Calzaghe, has not passed away, this is false news, he is alive but very poorly.”Please allow space for our family at this time. He is alive and still fighting. We will keep you posted and let you know how he is doing when we can.”Please allow and respect our privacy at this time. Thank you. Team Calzaghe.” Enzo Calzaghe Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Geek deals Save 50 on the Dell Vostro 3560 Ivy Bridge laptop

first_imgThis year was a bit of an exception to the usual PC launch cycle we see. Normally, Intel launches their new processors and chipsets at CES in January. The PC manufacturers announce some, if not all, of their new models at the same time and they start shipping within a couple months.Due to Intel’s delay of Ivy Bridge this year, manufacturers across the board were late in actually shipping their new PCs. This caused their existing models to get even more stale on the virtual store shelf. Now that all the major manufacturers have released their new models, they are being extra aggressive with pricing and offering discounts on brand new products, which we have never seen before.Dell was the last of the top PC companies to release refreshed products with Ivy Bridge processors and the Vostro 3560 is looking to be our bargain favorite for the year. It doesn’t do anything revolutionary with design, but is still a decent looker.What we really like is the solid feature set in a robust SMB-focused package. It comes well equipped with four, count them FOUR, USB 3.0 ports, VGA and HDMI video outputs, and an 8-in-1 media card reader. One of the USB ports has Dell’s “PowerShare” feature, which allows you to charge your mobile device with or without the system being powered up.A rare feature on the 3560 these days is an ExpressCard 34mm slot. This is a sign of Dell’s business focus here, as the ExpressCard slot allows extensive expansion options, like external graphics.Dell is offering the 3560 out of the gate for $549 after $50 coupon with a 2nd generation Intel Core i3, 4GB RAM, and 320GB hard drive. Stepping up to a 3rd gen Core i5 model will run $699 and from there the sky’s the limit. Some of the sweeter options on the Vostro 3560 include a 32GB mSATA drive, Radeon HD 7670M graphics, and a 1080p screen.Visit LogicBuy for the Dell Vostro 3560 laptop deallast_img read more

Athens homeless strikes a chord with Greek Australian MP

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek Australian Labor MP Steve Georganas was deeply moved by a visit to an Athens Homeless Centre earlier this year. On a trip to Greece, Mr Georganas arranged a visit – through the Australian Ambassador to Greece Jenny Bloomfield – to visit the Homeless Foundation in Athens to see first-hand the devastation inflicted on everyday Greeks through the financial crisis. Yet he also saw the tireless help received through the effort of volunteers to the illegal immigrants in central Athens. “These soup kitchens or homeless centres are struggling to cope with demand at the moment. There are so many people out of work. The economic crisis has been cruel, especially to workers, but crueller still to older people living on very meagre pensions and those who depend on their children to support them,” Mr Georganas told parliament. When speaking to Neos Kosmos, he recalls an elderly Greek gentleman he met at the centre. Mr Georganas struck up a conversation with the pensioner who said his 300 euro a month pension only covers his rent and bills and leaves him with no money to eat. When asked if his pension was cut due to the crisis, the elderly gent said no, but that previously he had relied on the handouts from his two sons who have found themselves unemployed due to the crisis. He is now one of the many Greeks reliant on these centres for sustenance, food and health treatments. Mr Georganas said there were well over 500 people at the centre when he arrived around 3:00 pm and said that although most were foreigners there were many Greeks too. “The majority were foreigners, refugees. What they do is they give them some food, they make sure their health is okay,” he explains. “When we were there, just a few days beforehand they had run out of food, so they put a call out on all television channels for staples, like rice, spaghetti – things that last and within days they filled their warehouse up again and this happens regularly. He said the Greek people respond rapidly to requests by the centre. But was quick to point out the assistance of the diaspora. This year, through fundraising in the community, the Archdiocese of Australia raised over $320,000 for the centre and sent the money directly to the Athens council for assistance in these homeless centres. “What we saw there was both uplifting, because of the enormous energy by volunteers to assist, but very deeply sorrowful as well,” Mr Georganas salast_img read more

Care Medical DSHS resolve issues

first_imgA Portland-Vancouver-area company and the Washington state agency that oversees social services have largely resolved a dispute over a new computerized statewide billing and payment system for Medicaid.At issue was ProviderOne, the Washington Department of Social and Health Services’ $164 million computerized system for handling millions in payments for medical and nursing home care to thousands of health care providers, including doctors and pharmacies.Leaders of Portland-based Care Medical & Rehabilitation Equipment, whose Vancouver office represents about 20 percent of the company’s sales, publicly complained that monthly revenue from Medicaid billings dropped drastically because of glitches with ProviderOne. The company also said it wasn’t the only provider of medical equipment whose bottom line was hurt because of delays and other problems with the system.While state officials acknowledged ProviderOne had bugs early on, they responded to Care Medical’s complaints by saying the company needed to improve its ability to file claims with the system.A turning point in resolving the dispute occurred in October, when Care Medical and DSHS staff met to discuss the problems and to walk through the ProviderOne system, according to Cathie Ott, assistant director of systems and monitoring for DSHS. “They certainly recognized the errors they were making on their side and the work they needed to do to correct it,” Ott said.last_img read more

Heavy rains cause flooding in Goa villages several evacuated

first_imgPANAJI: Incessant rains continued to lash several parts of Goa on Tuesday, causing flooding in some low-lying areas and forcing several families to shift out of their water-logged homes. Ten people from North Goa district’s Pilgao village were rescued by the disaster management department on Monday night after they were stranded at their homes due to flooding in the area, a senior government official said. Also Read – NRC in Assam to be released: list to finalize if a person is Indian or Foreigner Advertise With Us Besides, several families were evacuated from Bicholim taluka where many homes were inundated, he said. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday morning visited some villages in North Goa which have been facing a flood-like situation. Heavy rains have been lashing the coastal state for last seven days. The Mandovi river in the state crossed the danger mark on Monday night, causing flooding in some villages of Sattari taluka in North Goa. Also Read – Subramanian Swamy cross-examined in National Herald case Advertise With Us Sonan village in Sattari was cut-off from other parts of the district for last 12 hours, another official said. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall in both North Goa and South Goa districts and issued an ‘orange alert’, asking people to be prepared for any situation. The IMD has predicted strong winds with speed reaching 45 to 50 km per hour and gusting up to 65 kmph along the Maharashtra-Goa coast. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea due to the rough weather, though the fisheries department lifted the ban on fishing in the state from August 1.last_img read more

Jamie Foxxs daughter named Miss Golden Globe 2016

first_imgOscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx’s daughter Corinne is Miss Golden Globe 2016, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has announced.Miss or Mister Golden Globe is chosen to assist at the awards ceremony and is traditionally the son or daughter of an established Hollywood star. The 21-year-old USC senior and model follows in the footsteps of the likes of Greer Grammer, Kelsey Grammer’s daughter, Sosie Bacon, daughter of Kevin Bacon, and Rumer Willis, Bruce Willis’ daughter. Corrine considers the title an “honour”, said The Hollywood Reporter. Also Read – A fresh blend of fame“Throughout the years I’ve grown up watching my dad establish himself as a well-respected actor. I’m honoured that HFPA has given me the opportunity to now share the same stage where he’s been recognised for some of his greatest accomplishments,” she said. Lorenzo Soria, president of the HFPA, said, “Like her father, she leads a fine example of following her dreams and we can’t wait to see what she does next.” The 73rd annual Golden Globes will air on January 10 and will be hosted by Ricky Gervais.last_img read more

Win a trip to Fort Myers including airfare and hotel

first_img Share Posted by Wednesday, April 24, 2019 TORONTO — Fort Myers & Sanibel has gained a sizeable Canadian following with some 250,000 Canadian visitors each year, drawn to the destination’s ‘Old Florida’ charm, its 80 kilometres of coastline and its incredible natural scenery and wildlife.Now thanks to a new contest with Fort Myers & Sanibel, Travelweek and Air Canada Vacations, one lucky agent and travelling companion will get to experience the destination for themselves.The prize includes airfare for two with Air Canada, a two-night stay at ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa and a two-night stay at Wyndham Garden.Located across 13 beaches-to-backbay acres on Captiva Island, ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa is billed as the perfect destination for families, couples, meetings and weddings. The 137-key property includes 19 uniquely themed cottages, one, two and three bedroom suites, and comfortable contemporary guest rooms and efficiencies.Wyndham Garden Fort Myers Beach meanwhile is situated on the most expansive part of Fort Myers Beach, and offers the comforts of a large resort with boutique-like ambiance.More news:  Rome enforces ban on sitting on Spanish StepsEnter the contest now for your chance to win. Visit << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Travelweek Group Win a trip to Fort Myers including airfare and hotel Tags: Fort Myerslast_img read more

Registration has opened for the groups Future Foc

first_imgRegistration has opened for the group’s Future Focus 2018 Conference and AGM being held in Singapore from 2 – 5 November. IMAGE: Australian Travel Agents Co-operative (ATAC) has adopted a new tagline to better reflect the culture and vision of the Co-operative. ATAC says “Partners in Your Prosperity” reinforces how it is adapting to the rapidly changing needs of the travel industry, while remaining true to its core values. “After a number of years as ‘the independent alternative,’ the decision was made to refresh our tagline and brand language to make it more relevant, innovative and forward-thinking,” said ATAC’s General Manager, Michelle Emerton.“ATAC shareholder numbers are increasing rapidly with high retention rates, as more travel agents are enjoying the benefits of our transparency, superior buying power, independence and sharing of profits. Members are the only shareholders, working together for the prosperity of all. When each member and travel partner succeeds, everyone succeeds.” ATACAustralian Travel Agents Co-OperativeTravel agentslast_img read more

Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   He started all 14 games his junior season, and 12 of 13 contests in his senior year. He underwent surgery for a groin injury last summer, and he said it nagged him throughout his senior campaign, perhaps causing his drop to the fifth round. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Arizona Cardinals have reached a deal with their fifth-round pick from the 2014 NFL Draft.Ed Stinson, the No. 160 overall selection, has agreed to four-year deal with Arizona worth $2.406 million, including an $186,740 signing bonus, according to Baltimore Ravens insider Aaron Wilson.The 6-foot-4, 290-pound defensive end played four years at Alabama, helping the Crimson Tide win back-to-back BCS National Championships in 2011 and 2012. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact What did it take to get Humphries serious“A knee in his ass every day.  A foot wasn’t going to do it, so I nicknamed him ‘knee deep.’”Did you hear what happened with the New York Jets this morning“Yeah, that’s unbelievable.  I don’t wish that on Todd (Bowles).  That’s a shame.”What kind of an impact is Markus Golden having in training camp“He’s doing a very good job, progressing every day.  He actually contained the quarterback twice the other day when he really wanted to go inside and realized his gap was outside.  He has to stop freelancing like that, but in one-on-ones, he flashes.  So, it’s just getting him trained and play within the framework of the defense.”How do you feel about your inside linebackers overall“I’ll be more comfortable when I see Spoon out there, but Kenny (Demens) and Kevin have played extremely well, and the young kids are doing a nice job.  I’m really anxious to see them play on special teams and in that second half.  We’ve got about 10 guys (I’m) really anxious to see under the lights.”Why do you think we’re seeing a lot of young players have success early“Steve (Keim) has done a great job of selections and then with having the two practices going on in the spring they get a ton of repetitions.  They’re getting coached and they’re getting a lot of reps that they don’t get normally on team, so you can bring them along faster.” Head coach Bruce Arians likes what he sees during Arizona Cardinals training camp at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. (Photo: Vince Marotta/Arizona Sports) Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories We saw Drew Butler kicking some extra points yesterday “Yeah, it was Cat’s (Chandler Catanzaro) day off and we wanted to have an extra point kicked.  And the more you can do, the more it helps you do your job.  Drew has kicked off and placed kicked in the past, so just in case something happens and he had to kick one in the preseason.” – / 24 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling GLENDALE, Ariz. – Head coach Bruce Arians, now in his third year with the Arizona Cardinals, meets the media each day during training camp.Here, in this space, we’ll highlight many of the key topics and personnel conversations he has with reporters following the morning walk-through.Again, first, Arians updated the injury list.  He mentioned cornerback Shaq Richardson, offensive lineman D.J. Humphries and tight end Troy Niklas would be returning to practice.  Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (hamstring) would be limited in his reps, while running back Andre Ellington (hamstring) is “full” go and it will be another day before cornerback Jerraud Powers (oblique) is back on the field. “Thought yesterday’s practice was one of the best we’ve had; really good competition in both lines of scrimmage.  Kevin Minter really stood out yesterday; is making nice strides.  Lot of good things to speak about everybody.  Really pleased—now let’s see we can stack two together as quality of that.  It’s hard to stay at that level, but we don’t want to drop much but that was a really good practice yesterday.”How much is this hurting David Johnson to miss all of this time“Killing him.  There’s no way a rookie is going to play in September and miss training camp.  There’s just no way in hell I’m putting him out there; not in an expanded role of any kind.”Will you allow offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin to call plays in the preseason“Yeah, Harold will call two this year and he may call the second half of this one (against Kansas City).  We were deciding that a little bit last night.  I want to get him as much exposure as possible calling plays.” How do you like the right side of the offensive line“Coop (Jonathan Cooper) has looked very good.  Bobby (Massie) is as solid as he’s been.  I like, D.J. is making a nice move.  Hopefully he can get back out there and go as well as he was.  He’s gotten serious about this stuff.  It’s not college anymore.  I feel very strong about both sides.”last_img read more

Cyprus President to probe possibility of new settlement initiative during UN General

first_imgThe President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades said that he will probe the possibility over a new initiative for a Cyprus settlement during the UN General Assembly, next September in New York.Speaking on Tuesday morning in the village Prodromos, President Anastasiades noted that this is a period of reflection and said that he does not see any initiatives arising at the moment.“We will try to see during the UN General Assembly, through the meetings we will have there, how to reactivate an initiative or how to reactivate the international community” concerning a Cyprus settlement, the President said.He also highlighted the statements from Turkey, showing Ankara’s pursuit of a settlement that is not within the UN parameters, adding that “this is something that the Secretary General and the international community must take into account”.Asked if he prefers the appointment of a European Adviser by the UN, President Anastasiades said that everyone admits that Cyprus is also a European problem. Furthermore, he expressed hope that in the event of a new initiative, the appointment of a new UN Special Adviser will reflect this aspect.UN-peace talks at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana commenced on June 28. In the early hours of July 7 UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres announced that the Conference on Cyprus ended without an agreement.The talks, held under the auspices of the UN, aim at reuniting Cyprus under a federal roof.CNAYou May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementTop Cardiologist: Throw Out All Your Gluten Now (Not For The Reason You Think)Gundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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