Sudanese basketball star and UN food agency join forces to urge aid

Aiming to generate support for the humanitarian relief operation in Darfur, Sudan, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United States National Basketball Association (NBA) Cares Foundation are teaming up to air a Public Service Announcement (PSA) during the current championship series featuring a Sudanese star player.“I need to tell you what’s going on in Sudan, which is where I’m from. Right now millions of kids are suffering. Their homes have been burned, their parents have been killed. They need food and shelter. They need your support,” says Luol Deng, the 21 year-old Chicago Bulls Player, of his native Sudan in the WFP PSA urging people to donate by visiting or in the US visit is WFP’s largest operation in the world. But in May, a critical shortage of funds forced WFP to take what James Morris, WFP Executive Director, described as “one of the hardest decisions of my life” and cut rations to half in terms of energy content for two million people in Darfur and the east of Sudan. Over 250,000 people in Darfur have been displaced by new fighting since the start of 2006, WFP currently is feeding about 3.5 million people in Sudan, and the number is expected to go up to 6 million by August. Those figures do not include hundreds of thousands of refugees in the neighbouring countries who have also fled and need assistance.“Our donors haven’t been giving us enough money for Sudan,” said Trevor Rowe, North American spokesman for the Rome-based agency. “The result is we’ve had to reduce rations by about 50 per cent, so it’s a dire situation. You’re talking about people who have been victimized in so many ways, villages burned, men killed, women raped. Then, when help arrives, we’re unable to provide even the minimum.” The PSA featuring Mr. Deng speaking to the audience, graphic images of the Sudanese crisis and the WFP assistance, aired multiple times during the finals series and will reach an estimated 66 million worldwide while also being streamed on NBATV and via the Internet.Also airing worldwide during the NBA Finals are other 30 and 60 second PSAs, produced by NBA Entertainment and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, featuring various popular NBA/WNBA players offering the tragic statistics of the impact of the global AIDS crisis on children. read more

Whos Going Where As The NBA Trade Deadline Approaches

FiveThirtyEight Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (Feb. 14, 2017), we’re joined by FiveThirtyEight’s Kyle Wagner, who helps us break down the latest trades in the NBA as the February 23rd deadline approaches. Next, Neil Paine takes us inside the collapse of the Detroit Red Wings’ dynastic greatness. Finally, we look forward to baseball season and ponder what the increase in home runs means for the sport. Plus, a significant digit on a streak.Links to what we discussed: ESPN is keeping track of the latest NBA trade news as the deadline approaches.The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor took a look at a trade that gave the Blazers their third first-round draft pick.You can read more of Kyle Wagner’s work here.Last week, Neil Paine explained why the Red Wings’ empire is crumbling.We explored the history of American hockey’s use of players from the Soviet Union — and the Red Wings’ role in bringing them to the States — in this episode of Ahead of Their Time.There are now more MLB players who hit 20 or more home runs in a season than there have been at any time in 50 years, writes Neil Greenberg of The Washington Post.Significant Digit: 4. On Monday night, the UConn women’s basketball team won their 100th consecutive game. Since their initial hot streak began on March 13, 2013, the Huskies have won four NCAA Championships and lost only one game of any kind. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code read more

Softball splits series with Wolverines

Nothing was predictable at Buckeye Field House Wednesday night as the No. 19 Ohio State (31-12) softball team faced the No. 2 Michigan Wolverines for a doubleheader.The Buckeyes split the series with the Wolverines.The Buckeyes took game one, 5-3, and fell to the Wolverines in game two, 4-3.This was the first win for the Buckeyes against the Wolverines since 2003.“We had no fear. We were determined to go in there and battle and compete to show the country who we are as a program,” senior captain Sam Marder said. “We’ll take a split against the Number two team in the country.”The Scarlet and Gray squad did everything right offensively and defensively against the No. 2 team, as they had 6 hits over Michigan’s 4 in game one.Pitching was key for the Buckeyes, but fell short of the Wolverine’s.Michigan’s two pitchers, Jordan Taylor and Nikki Nemitz, have the first and second best ERA in the conference, with OSU’s Melanie Nichols in third.In the first inning, OSU right fielder Courtney Pruner proved it was no mistake putting her to bat fourth in the line up as she hit a first-pitch homer with two on base, putting the Buckeyes on the board 3-0.Rebecca Schultz came through in the fourth inning for the Buckeyes with a RBI home run, putting the Buckeyes up 5-1.Michigan had a late rally in the bottom of the seventh pulling in two more runs, but OSU’s  Nichols came away with the 5-3 win.“When she executes, she’s really good. She’s just going to get better and better in her career,” coach Linda Kalafatis said of Nichols.In the second game, the Wolverines must have realized they just suffered their first conference loss as they wasted no time posting a run in the first inning.The Wolverines continued on a hot streak as a three run homerun put the Wolverines ahead of the Buckeyes, 4-0.In the fourth inning, the Buckeyes finally made a mark on the scoreboard as Lead Ledford’s double scored Rebecca Schultz.OSU shortstop Alicia Herron made the gap even smaller when her 2 RBI triple put the Buckeyes at three runs.The final score remained in favor of Michigan, 4-3.“This [series split] proves to our kids that that we can play with anybody. These are the kinds of games we’re going to have to play if we want to reach our ultimate goal of getting to the College World Series,” coach Kalafatis said.The Buckeyes will travel to Iowa City, Iowa this weekend to face the Iowa Hawkeyes in a two-game series. read more

Mastercard introduces credit card with display buttons

first_imgIsn’t it about time for a credit card for the 21st century? Mastercard has done just that with its new “Display Card.” It’s the same size and has the same functionality as a regular credit card, but it also has a digital display on the front as well as a numerical keypad.The main purpose is to allow customers to create a one-time password for online transactions. In many countries, due to heightened security concerns, it is common for customers to carry around a separate fob device that generates one-time passwords for them. Card transactions and banking access are restricted for these users unless they provide this password.With the Mastercard Display Card, though, users would need to key in an authentication code on the card itself, rendering it useless if it falls into the wrong hands. The card is currently being introduced in Singapore.When you think about it, credit cards are the backbone of the American economy. The stuff that consumers buy with them have certainly evolved, but the technology used to make those purchases has not fundamentally changed since the post-World War II era.The industry is finally starting to shift a little bit with mobile payments, but those have only been successfully rolled out in a few regions. Introducing new technology into a format that users are already comfortable and familiar with is a much easier way to implement widespread adoption, and this could be the stepping stone that gets users to realize payment technology is in the process of a huge transformation.Mastercard, via Design Taxilast_img read more

There is no deterrent Less than a third of Dublin litter fines

first_img 7,998 Views Updated 8.24LESS THAN A third of all litter fines in the Dublin City Council area are being paid, according to information released to a councillor.6,259 fines were issued across Dublin city between 2013 and 2015. Only 2,042 were paid in full with a further 77 fines being partially paid.In total, 1,913 fines were appealed, of which 665 were successfully appealed.1,741 prosecutions for non-payment of fines were initiated but only 173 convictions were obtained.The information was released to councillor Cieran Perry, who said it was vital all fines are pursued “so that illegal dumpers fear getting caught”.With the present system the chance of an illegal dumper getting prosecuted is slim. There is no deterrent. By Ronan Smyth ‘There is no deterrent’: Less than a third of Dublin litter fines actually get paid “The council don’t appear to give the issue of illegal dumping the attention it deserves,” one councillor said. Image: 29 Comments Short URLcenter_img In response, DCC has said that “Dublin City Council attempts to pursue all fines that remain unpaid through the courts. The challenge that faces the council is successfully serving summonses on people who have failed to pay in order to obtain successful convictions.”DCC added that the it is constantly looking to improve the success of enforcement through investigations of illegal dumping using CCTV, waste collection surveys and inspections in the city.In the years 2014 and 2015 the council paid €670,000 and €640,000 respectively to collect illegally dumped litter.However, according to Perry, these figures do not include the removal of litter from flat complexes or parks.“The council don’t appear to give the issue of illegal dumping the attention it deserves,” the councillor said.“Illegal dumping is a huge issue and I’ve been highlighting it for years but I’m not convinced that the Council have the will to seriously tackle the issue.”Payments of fines must be done by calling up DCC waste management service. To appeal a fine, a form must be completed and the person is required to set out the grounds for the appeal and the evidence to support it.Read: Dealers using Irish courier firms to safely ferry drugs to customers >Read: Five dead after plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre > Share8 Tweet Email Tuesday 21 Feb 2017, 6:17 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Feb 21st 2017, 6:17 PM Image: RollingNews.ielast_img read more

Body of man 67 found on side of Cork road in suspected

first_img Sunday 17 Jun 2018, 4:01 PM Short URL Share70 Tweet Email 20,053 Views Jun 17th 2018, 4:01 PM 11 Comments Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland GARDAÍ HAVE LAUNCHED an investigation after the body of a 67-year-old man was found on the side of the road in Cork this morning.The body was discovered at around 9.30am on the road from Castlecor to Johns Bridge at Ballybane, Liscarroll. Gardaí suspect that it could be a hit-and-run incident, but are investigating all possible circumstances.The scene has been preserved for a technical examination and the Office of The State Pathologist has been contacted. The body remains at the scene.Gardaí are appealing for witnesses who may have travelled this road, Castlecor to Johns Bridge, between 10pm last night and 10am this morning or to anyone who can assist with this investigation to contact Mallow Garda Station on 022 31450, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station. Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Body of man (67) found on side of Cork road in suspected hit-and-run The man’s body was discovered this morning. By Gráinne Ní Aodhalast_img read more

326 WWE Results Trenton NJ Kane and Big Show headline

first_img WhatsApp New stipulation added to Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan this Sunday at Clash of Champions Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt being advertised for Title Match at Hell In A Cell PPV Twittercenter_img Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan added to WWE Clash of Champions on September 15 Google+ Pinterest 3/26 WWE Results: Trenton, New Jersey* Sin Cara def. Stardust.* Braun Strowman def. Mark Henry.* Goldust def. Bo Dallas.* WWE United States Champion Kalisto def. Rusev.* Alicia Fox def. Summer Rae.* Ryback def. Fandango.* Kane & Big Show def. Bray Wyatt & Erick Rowan in a tag team match.Source: PWInsider.comlast_img read more

MEGA MILLIONS winning numbers are in

first_img Dave Scott Dave Scott, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The numbers are in for one of the biggest jackpots in MEGA MILLIONS’ history. The winning numbers are: 28, 70, 5, 62 and 65 and the Mega Ball is 5. There are no reported winners, but according to California Lottery, a ticket from San Diego matched 5/6 numbers. KUSI confirmed with a CA Lottery representative, the partial winning ticket was sold at a Del Cerro Chevron gas station at 6301 Del Cerro Blvd. Updated: 9:19 PM Posted: October 23, 2018 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter October 23, 2018 No #MegaMillions jackpot winners in California, but 8 tickets sold in San Luis Obispo, Stockton, Rancho Cucamonga, San Diego, Chatsworth, Arcadia, Norwalk and San Francisco matched 5 of 6 numbers to win a still undetermined amount of prize money.— California Lottery (@calottery) October 24, 2018KUSI’s Dave Scott was at Murphy Canyon Liquor, where he talked with people before the drawing. MEGA MILLIONS winning numbers are inlast_img read more

Man shoots 2 Eugene officers with paintball gun

first_imgEUGENE, Ore. (AP) — There was a shootout in Eugene between an intoxicated man firing a paintball gun and police firing rubber bullets and beanbag rounds.Police won. Officers took the 49-year-old man into custody Sunday evening after about 30 minutes.The Register-Guard reports the man fired more than 50 paintball rounds from his porch and front door and hit two officers. They had responded after his yelling and threats had alarmed neighbors.Lt. Bill Solesbee says the man was taken to a hospital for an evaluation. He faces charges of assaulting an officer, disorderly conduct and reckless endangerment.last_img

Historic Multnomah Falls footbridge reopens after repairs

first_imgThe Benson Bridge at Oregon’s Multnomah Falls is again open after a four-month closure, U.S. Forest Service officials announced Tuesday.The footbridge was closed in January after a large rock fell from the surrounding cliffs and damaged the arched concrete span. Officials closed the bridge, built in 1914, until repairs and other maintenance work was completed this week. Battle Ground-based contractor Catworks Construction led the project.The opening means the popular Wahkeena to Multnomah Falls hiking loop is passable, as is the hike from the Multnomah Falls visitor center to the top of the falls.Officials also plan a reopening ceremony and celebration of the Benson Bridge’s centennial at 10 a.m. May 30.Multnomah Falls is just off Interstate 84, about 30 miles east of Portland.last_img read more

Southwest says technology outage fixed but more flights cut

first_img DALLAS — Southwest Airlines struggled to recover Thursday from a massive computer outage, as several hundred more flights were cancelled or delayed around the country for a second straight day.Airline executives said a router breakdown set off a chain of failures in critical technology systems a day earlier. Backup systems didn’t work as expected, they said.Southwest said that “most systems” had recovered and were functioning by Thursday morning. After “a day of recovery,” the airline hoped to be operating normally on Friday, CEO Gary Kelly said.By Thursday evening, Southwest had cancelled more than 600 flights and 2,200 more were delayed, according to tracking service FlightStats Inc. Those numbers were very similar to Wednesday, when the airline said it cancelled nearly 700 flights and FlightStats said 2,100 were delayed.For hours after the outage started, airline employees had to check in passengers manually and couldn’t take new reservations. The company’s website crashed – Kelly estimated that Southwest might have lost between $5 million and $10 million in ticket sales because customers couldn’t book flights.More news:  GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programs“We have significant redundancies built into our mission-critical systems, and those redundancies did not work,” Kelly told reporters on a conference call. “We need to understand why, and make sure that that doesn’t happen again.”Southwest has an aging technology infrastructure, but Kelly said the airline has been making “significant investments” to upgrade it. It expects to replace the longstanding reservations system next year – at a cumulative cost of $500 million – and replace other key systems over the next three to five years.Chief Operating Officer Mike Van de Ven said when a router failed Wednesday, it slowed the airline’s technology systems so much that other functions weren’t usable. He said router failures aren’t uncommon, but this outage was unusually severe. It took crews about 12 hours to restore most systems to working order.When the outage hit, Southwest took the unusual step of briefly holding all departing flights at their gates.More news:  Apply now for AQSC’s agent cruise ratesWith so many flights cancelled on Wednesday, Southwest knew that a large number of passengers would try to fly Thursday. To bounce back better, the airline reduced its load, cancelling more than 200 flights or 5 per cent of its daily schedule even before the day’s first flight. It warned passengers to expect long lines, and to arrive at the airport early.Southwest suffered a similar outage last October, resulting in about 800 delayed flights. It blamed that breakdown on a faulty software application. Share Southwest says technology outage fixed but more flights cut Friday, July 22, 2016 center_img Source: The Associated Press << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Emirates debunks subsidy and unfair competition allegations

first_imgEmirates debunks subsidy and unfair competition allegationsEmirates today released its point-by-point, fact-based response to allegations of subsidy and unfair competition leveled by the “big three” US legacy carriers – Delta, United and American Airlines.The full document was released to the media and public, following meetings yesterday where an Emirates delegation briefed officials from the US Departments of State, Transportation, and Commerce on the airline’s response.The US legacy carriers launched an aggressive lobbying campaign in January, in a protectionist bid to restrict consumer choice, and restrict the growth of international flights to the USA operated by Emirates and other Gulf airlines. Only on 5 March did the US legacy carriers publicly release their 55-page white paper which presented so-called “evidence” of Emirates receiving subsidy and competing unfairly. Full appendices to the 55-pager were not made public until 21 April.Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said: “The methods employed by the US legacy carriers to discredit Emirates have been surprising and frankly, repugnant. We do not underestimate their lobbying prowess, but facts are facts. Unlike the Big 3’s white paper, which is riddled with inaccuracies, conjecture, and legal misinterpretations, Emirates’ response is comprehensive and based on hard facts. We clearly show why the Big 3 have no grounds to ask the US government to unilaterally freeze Emirates’ operations to the USA or pursue other action under the Open Skies agreement. It is because we are absolutely not subsidized, and our operations do not harm these legacy carriers, but instead benefit consumers, communities and America’s national economy.”US legacy carriers are wrong on facts: Emirates is not subsidizedEmirates’ response systematically disproves each of the Big 3’s allegations that it has received over $6 billion in subsidies, including fuel hedging subsidies; purchasing goods and services from related third parties at below-market terms; disproportionately benefiting from airport infrastructure and user fee at Dubai International airport; and having an artificial cost advantage through the structure of the UAE’s labor law.Sir Tim said: “The subsidy allegations put forward by the Big 3 are patently false. We have been profitable for 27 years straight, and unlike our accusers, we have never depended on government bail-outs or protection from competition. In fact, we were told right from the start by the government of Dubai that Emirates has to deliver profits and stand on its own feet. We had to then, and we still have to now.” Read the full document hereSource = Emirates Airlinelast_img read more

File In this Sept 11 2016 file photo Arizona

first_imgFile – In this Sept. 11, 2016, file photo, Arizona Cardinals kicker Chandler Catanzaro (7) walks off the field after missing an NFL football game-winning field goal-attempt against the New England Patriots during the second half in Glendale, Ariz. Catanzaro missed the potential winner from 47 after a bad snap, and New England escaped at Arizona. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File) TEMPE, Ariz. — Being a specialist on special teams can offer the highest of highs as well as the lowest of lows.Never has that been more apparent than in Arizona’s 23-21 loss to the New England Patriots last weekend, a game in which punter Drew Butler struggled through an injury to average just 36 yards per boot and a potentially game-winning Chandler Catanzaro field goal attempt sailed wide with less than a minute remaining. The kick, of course, was preceded by a less-than-ideal snap from rookie Kameron Canaday. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Had everything gone according to plan, then Catanzaro would have been the hero and no one would be thinking about Canaday. Instead, following the game, the kicker was taking responsibility for the loss and the long-snapper was answering questions about what went wrong his end.“It’s kind of the nature of the business,” Cardinals special teams coordinator Amos Jones said Thursday. “You hope to go unnoticed — shake a hand and say, ‘Hey, we won, see you next time.’“But hey, it is what it is. We’ve got to bounce back. It wasn’t all bad; there were some good things, so we’ve just got to not focus on the negative and focus on the coaching part of it, the teaching part of it, and get it better.”Jones, who is in his fourth season leading the Cardinals’ special teams, said when it comes to Canaday, the message was all his other snaps were really good.“Make that be what you build on, and don’t overcoach the negative,” he said, adding Canaday knows what he has to do to ensure there are no issues with his snaps.Canaday won an offseason battle with Daniel Dillon for the job, and while his regular season debut may not have gone as well as hoped, it is not as if he is new to the position. He was named an FCS Third Team All-America with Portland State last year, and there has been no indication that the Cardinals were or are considering a change. The same goes for Catanzaro, who is now in his third season with the Cardinals and seems to have a solid grasp on the team’s kicking job. Though he missed a 47-yard attempt at the end of Sunday’s game, over his first two seasons he connected on 57-of-64 field goal attempts, including 16-of-18 from between 40 and 49 yards.“You just don’t get those opportunities,” Jones said of what makes this tough for Catanzaro. “That’s what upsets you the most, is the fact that we just don’t get put in those situations a bunch throughout a career, and when you do have those opportunities, boy you’ve got to capitalize on them because that’s where legends are made.”Catanzaro made the first two game-winning kicks of his career last season, so if nothing else, his resume does include success under pressure.As for Butler, who was been a lightning rod for fan criticism even before an injury-impacted Week 1, Jones said he does not concern himself with what anyone outside of the organization thinks. He said there was no doubt Butler was going to finish the game, even with the injury, and that there is no shortage of belief in him.“He wouldn’t be here if we didn’t have the confidence in him, and it’s not like you’ve got a lot of options, in terms of replacing him, in the middle of the game,” he said. “That’s why it was good to hear (Bruce Arians) tell the team that, ‘Hey, Drew busted his butt for us and finished the game,’ because there’s a lot of guys that couldn’t have done that.” Jones noted how football teams have depth at pretty much every position except for kickers, and if Butler had been unable to continue, Catanzaro would have been asked to punt. With an injured Butler, however, he said the gameplan was adjusted.“You’ve got to manage the game,” he said. “You can’t ask a guy that’s hurt to do too many things, so doing what he did — downed two balls inside the 20, almost had a situation where we had a knuckleball that we looked to try to get a big play off of — I was pleased, particularly, since it (the injury) happened on the first punt.”Some injury newsIn some ways, the Cardinals got some good news Thursday as Evan Mathis and J.J. Nelson both returned to practice, albeit in a limited capacity. However, both Jaron Brown and Kevin Minter were limited with ankle injuries, and Tyrann Mathieu did not participate. According to defensive coordinator James Bettcher, Mathieu’s day off was scheduled.A new option at cornerbackGiven the question marks the Cardinals have at cornerback, it is in no way a surprise that they are doing whatever they can to add talent however they can. The latest addition is Tharold Simon, who was claimed off waivers Wednesday from the Seattle Seahawks. – The Cardinals’ first-team offense has for the most part struggled dating back to Week 16 of last season. Asked if there is a theme to the issues, Goodwin said it is, “Do your job.”“I can’t say what I want to say, but do your job, that’s what it comes down to. Any given play, offensively, defensively, special teams — if one guy is out of sync with the rest of them, it’s not going to work. It’s not like basketball where one guy can take over a game. We all need each other out there on the football field, so we’ve all got to make sure we’re in unison and we’re playing together.”– On Wednesday, safety Tyrann Mathieu talked about playing more of a free safety role, and admitted it’s not something he is particularly fond of. He said then that he believed the change had more to do with him recovering from ACL surgery, and on Thursday defensive coordinator James Bettcher seemed to confirm that.“With Ty, one of the things is just him getting back into things. He hasn’t played a ton of snaps, so we’re doing things with him to get him back in the swing of things. We all know he’s a ballhawk and a playmaker…but he’s a playmaker, we all know that, and we’ll keep working the packages and keep doing things to get him in the best possible position to do what he does best, which is wreck games.” If he stays healthy, the Cardinals may have found someone who can help reach their ultimate goal, which is Super Bowl LI. For Simon, it just worked out to where he was released by a contender but then picked up by one.“That’s one thing about me, I’ve been kind of blessed with that just pretty much in life,” he said. “From high school to college to NFL, always been a good group of DBs and always a winning program.“LSU — went to the National Championship, got drafted (and) my first year went to a Super Bowl, my second year went to a Super Bowl and played in it. I mean, I’m here now so hopefully my first year here we can get to a Super Bowl. I’m hoping.”Random musings– Offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin said he would like to get more from the running game this week, though he admitted that, as an offensive line coach, he selfishly would like to see the ball run a bit more. He does not call the plays, though, and he understands game-flow dictates a lot of the play calls. However, no matter how many carries are given out, he would like to see Chris Johnson get more than the one he did against New England.“Just because we know it’s a long season, especially if we’re trying to get where we want to go, we’re going to need all those backs, so I’d like to see Chris out there. But at the end of the day that’s still B.A.’s call, and it’s all still based off the flow of the game. It’s hard when you’ve got a guy that’s hot, and David’s going to be hot a lot. We’ll see how it works out. Obviously Chris wants to play (and) he’s earned the right to play, so we’ll see how it goes.” Asked if that means, in due time, getting Mathieu closer to the line of scrimmage, Bettcher said, “Absolutely.”Follow Adam Green on Twitter Top Stories “You saw what he did at college at LSU,” Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher said. “Explosive corner; long, tall. Excited to have him. Glad, happy that Steve (Keim) was able to get that done.”A fifth-round pick out of LSU in 2013, the 6-foot-3, 202-pound Simon has appeared in 11 career games, notching 10 total tackles, one interception and three passes defensed. Injuries have plagued him, though he’s hoping Arizona will provide a fresh start.“It’s been crazy, but fun, exciting at the same time,” he said. “I really have no bad feelings; my heart is in the right place. I really don’t feel bad about what happened; I’m just happy — very happy — to be here. I’m moving on; it’s the next chapter in my life, in my career.”Simon said he does not really care why the Seahawks decided to let him go, though he thinks it had something to do with them not using him on special teams. He has not been told anything with regards to a role in Arizona, but plans on just going out and having fun, believing everything else will take care of itself. And if he’s needed Sunday, provided he’s asked to play man-to-man, he thinks he’ll be OK. 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first_img Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson has been taking advantage of his offseason.Peterson traveled around with his wife, and this wasn’t just a trip to the east coast or the western parts of Europe.“We went to Bali, Dubai, Hong Kong and the Maldives,” Peterson told 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Doug & Wolf.He’s not done, though. When the Cardinals’ mini-camp wraps up on Thursday, he’s headed to France to vacation in Monaco. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arizona Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson (21) stretches during the NFL team’s organized team activity Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) What won’t be changing for Peterson, though, is the lack of throws in his direction. Of the least-challenged cornerbacks every year, the combination of Peterson being one of the best corners in the league and the lack of a go-to corner on the other side of the field brings a lack of action his way.Peterson’s thought process has evolved on being that guy throughout his career.“Early on in my career I used to get a little bored out there and kind of take plays off and not really focus in and hone in on my craft,” he said.“Now that I’m going into year eight, now that it’s been the last three years that I haven’t really been getting tested, I just want to make sure I’m always engaged in the game.”Peterson will certainly be engaged with Holcomb’s new looks defensively, where he’s looking forward to being put in a position to succeed as a playmaker.“Coach (is) gonna put me in a position to make a lot of plays,” he said. – / 9center_img 0 Comments   Share   Related LinksCardinals players back David Johnson’s decision to skip minicampCardinals’ David Johnson skipping mandatory minicampCardinals GM Keim excited as new pieces put into place at minicampCardinals honor kitchen staffer ahead of deployment with National GuardQB Sam Bradford, Arizona Cardinals sticking to the planPeterson always wanted to see the world as a kid, seeing the ways others live across the globe.His teammate Larry Fitzgerald is known for his offseason traveling, but Peterson is not as much.“Because Larry publicizes travel,” Peterson joked. “Me, I’m just under the covers.”NEW DEFENSEThis year has an adjustment for Peterson and all of his teammates learning a new playbook and style under new Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks, offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and defensive coordinator Al Holcomb.“Honestly, I’m so excited for the strides we have been taking throughout OTAs,” Peterson said.The seven-year veteran credits the trust between Wilks and Holcomb and thinks it will translate to a very effective defense.“Coach Wilks is just letting [Holcomb] do his thing and I believe it’s just gonna allow us to line up and play fast football,” Peterson said. “I believe we will have less mistakes this year.”With Wilks implementing a 4-3, there are new opportunities Peterson’s defense didn’t have while playing in a different system.“When you’re in a 3-4 you have to do so many exotic looks to get to the quarterback,” Peterson said, emphasizing that a simplified approach will allow less thinking and more natural reactions for defenders. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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