THERE WAS A 70 per cent increase in the volume of complaints to the Office of the Pensions Ombudsman last year.Paul Kenny’s annual report for 2012 shows 2,189 disputes being referred to his office last year, an increase from 1,221 the year before.Kenny said his office was able to deal with the workload despite not having gained any extra staff in the last number of years.In his report, he wrote that this arrangement was “not ideal, given that the number of complaints and enquiries is increasing.”He also expressed concern about the length of time it was taking to process each complaint.The average complaint now takes 127 weeks to fully complete an investigation, an increase from 113 weeks in 2011 and 81 weeks the previous year.“Unfortunately, this is a direct result of the staffing embargo, over which he have no control,” he said.The number of phone calls to the office – which often included queries from the public seeking advice on pension plans – more than doubled, from 822 to 1,705.Social protection minister Joan Burton paid tribute to the work of the office.“I note that the Office resolves many of the complaints at an early stage without putting people through unnecessary expense – an approach that I completely support,” she said.The report is likely to be the last produced by the Office of the Pensions Ombudsman, which was earmarked for a merger with the office of the Financial Services Ombudsman in the recent OECD report on Ireland’s pensions system.Kenny was due to retire this summer but is to remain in the office to oversee the merger process.Burton suggested that any formal review of the state’s pensions systems following the OECD report – which could include the introduction of mandatory pensions – until the final court ruling in the case brought by the Waterford Crystal workers.Earlier this year the European Court of Justice ruled that EU member states have an obligation to fund the pension schemes of private sector workers if their pension funds have become insolvent.The case is now due back before the High Court for a final ruling.Read: EU’s top court says Ireland must pay Waterford Crystal pensions
AdChoices广告 Back at ces a couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to see the OnStar mobile app in action with a pre-production model of the Chevy Volt. Now that the Volt is on the roads and the OnStar mobile app works with a number of other GM vehicles, more and more people know the joy of being able to start your car, lock or unlock your doors, flash your lights, and even check your vehicle’s health from your iPhone, Android phone, or BlackBerry.GM announced this week that they were expanding the mobile app services to 14 additional vehicles, including the 2010 Cadillac DTS, Escalade, Escalade ESV and EXT, the Buick Enclave and Lucerne, the GMC Yukon, Yukon XL, and Acadia, and the Chevrolet Impala, Avalanche, Suburban, Tahoe, and Traverse. This list is unfortunately dominated by large SUVs – the kind people are less inclined to buy at times like now when gasoline prices are high, but it’s good news for smartphone lovers who love their cars nonetheless. Owners of these new vehicles will be able to install the mobile app on their devices and use it to interface with their cars from anywhere they have cellular service, even if it’s on the other side of the world. GM said that there are even plans to expand navigation services to the mobile app, so drivers can search for destinations using their phone and then send it to their vehicle’s on-board OnStar device.
How would you like to build Lego sculptures for a living? One of the coolest job listings in the country has just opened up in Florida for the Legoland amusement park. If you think it sounds monotonous, it actually isn’t just about snapping plastic blocks together for eight or more hours per day.In fact, according to the Legoland website, “master model builders” are treated like royalty. In addition to helping with the construction of many larger-than-life displays, they are required to check on existing sculptures to make sure they meet safety and durability standards, and also help conceptualize and plan future displays and creations.In addition to all that, the lucky candidate will become a PR representative for Legoland and, by extension, the Lego brand. He or she will appear on numerous TV specials, be interviewed for magazines and newspapers, etc. To that end, the job includes a lot of travel both nationally and internationally.In other words, this is not an ordinary 9-5 job. As you might imagine, there will be countless applicants for the position, and Legoland has a process with which to whittle down the candidates. Applicants need to send in their resume as soon as possible because the lucky batch of prospects will be invited to the park in early December where they will perform a series of “skills tests” to evaluate their Lego prowess.As for the requirements, all that is needed is a high school diploma or GED, along with a good driving record and flexible schedule. Previous experience with building awesome Lego creations is, of course, recommended. The one who gets the job will be expected to report to work on January 1, 2013. This dream job does not have a dream salary — just $12 per hour — but if you love Lego, you’re getting paid to do what you love, and you can’t put a price on that.The job description is available here (PDF).via Legoland Florida
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has addressed the possibility of Greeks abroad having a say in Greek elections.In an interview on ANT1, Nikos Hadjimanikolaou confronted the PM directly, saying that members of the diaspora have concerns about why he is not giving them the right to vote in national elections from abroad.“To my knowledge, a committee was set up as an initiative of the Interior Minister with distinguished experts … with the findings set to be discussed in Parliament,” Mr Tsipras said.“The findings foresee the possibility of voting in the diaspora, but through a system where Greeks who live, for example, in faraway destinations … in America, Australia, Africa, will have the ability to elect their own MPs through a system that will take them into consideration.”READ MORE: Should the diaspora vote?However the PM was clear in stating that while Greeks abroad may be given a say, they will not have the ability to affect the balance of power, which will stay with Greeks living in the country.“Greeks who live in Greece have more reason to shape policies, because they are the ones who live these policies daily.”READ MORE: Community divided over Greek vote Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Facebook News https://twitter.com/TJMShow/status/1096397481028608001 Janet Jackson To Headline Tom Joyner Foundation’s 20th Fantastic Voyage Janet Jackson On Board For 20th Fantastic Voyage janet-jackson-headline-tom-joyner-foundations-20th-fantastic-voyage “I’m proud of a lot of things we’ve accomplished on the Tom Joyner Morning Show,” said Joyner, “but I think I’m most proud of all the students we’ve helped stay in school for the last 20 years, and our biggest fundraiser for HBCUs is the Fantastic Voyage cruise.”With 13 GRAMMY nominations, R&B/Gospel singer Charlie Wilson stands out among the previous nominees in the announcement. Others include Kem, Mase, MC Lyte, Sheila E., War, and Brian Courtney Wilson.Check out the full list, which includes emerging DJs and many more memorable artists such as Biz Markie, Midnight Star and the S.O.S. Band.Janet Jackson’s ‘Rhythm Nation 1814’: For The RecordRead more More GRAMMY winners cruising on the “party with a purpose” include Shirley Caesar, Maxwell and Smokie NorfulPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Feb 22, 2019 – 4:05 pm On April 7–14, the 20th cruise of the Tom Joyner Foundation’s Fantastic Voyage will ship off from Miami and tour the Caribbean with wide-ranging activities and an incredible array of musical performances planned. Headlined by Janet Jackson, the “party with a purpose” also includes Shirley Caesar, Fantasia, Maxwell, Chrisette Michele, Smokie Norful, and Fatman Scoop.In addition to concerts, enriching activities and fun, as well as Fantastic Voyage’s fundraising for historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), this year a Filmmaker’s Scholarship Program in partnership with Denny’s will spotlight the work of a half dozen HBCU creatives who’ve made movies on the reality of hunger at the community level. Through the years, the Tom Joyner Foundation has awarded more than a half million dollars in scholarships, also including support for K-12 students. Twitter Email
Dabeerpura: Owing to lack of coordination between GHMC and HMWSSB, the works of the Dabeerpura nala came to a standstill about a month back. In spite of visit of Hyderabad MP, Asaduddin Owaisi recently, there appears to be no progress.As part of developmental works in Old City and for monsoon, Dabeerpura nala works were sanctioned. Following a visit of the GHMC Commissioner along with local MLA, the works were started around 3 months back at a cost of Rs 1.9 crore which includes desilting, removal of debris and constructing new pillar and a slab. “If the works of the nala were completed there will be no water logging problem during rains, in the surrounding areas. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us Even on normal days, the drain gets choked and keeps overflowing all over the locality. But whenever it rains, the entire area gets flooded. But the works of the nala came to a standstill almost a month back. Even after the local MLA and Hyderabad MP along with GHMC Zonal Commissioner had a visited last week, the works are yet to get started”, said Abdul Rahman, Social Worker. Also Read – GHMC distributes saplings to KV students Advertise With Us Speaking to The Hans India Abdul Rahman said the desilting works of the nala were taken up around 2 months back. He alleged that the authorities took up construction works without proper removal of wastage. They are removing the accumulated waste upto 3 feet. If they remove minimum of 6-8 feet it will serve for years. With the sanctioned amount of around Rs 2 crore, the works should have been more effective,” he explained. Advertise With Us Abdul Rahman said that the works were being taken up in unscientific manner appears to be shoddy and may not survive in the coming years. “I believe there may be deviation from the original plan, even though huge amount has been sanctioned,” he added. Residents feel that when this nala can overflow in normal days, nothing can be said when it rains heavily. “Since the works are going on, the nala remained open. In the recent rains water was flowing all over the roads,” said Emraan Khan, a resident. He also said that due to the open nala, foul smell emanates and the people in surrounding areas are falling sick. Mohammed Hameed, another resident, said that it has been 3 months since the works were started. The size of the road has shrunk and local witness regular traffic jams, as it remains the main road connecting Dabeerpura and Purani Haveli”, he added.
Mouni RoyInstagramMouni Roy never fails to amaze her fans. Be it her workout videos, gorgeous outfits or hot images, the actress has always managed to leave millions of her fans awestruck.On Thursday (June 27), the Naagin actress shared a photo of hers sitting by the poolside. In the image, she can be seen flaunting her curves in a black and white bikini while holding her wet hair in her hand. The Brahmastra actress surely does know how to keep her fans hooked to her Instagram page.Recently, the Gold actress was in news for the wrong reasons when she stepped out for the special screening of Bharat movie in an unusually fuller lips. The diva faced the wrath of online users for allegedly going under the knife yet again. In the past, there have been several reports about Mouni surgically enhancing her lips but the actress had categorically denied the reports.Meanwhile, the Brahmastra actress was seen in the grand finale episode of popular supernatural show Naagin 3. Mouni had been the lead actress in the first and second instalment of the top rated show and hence fans are quite excited to watch her return on the small screen. Also, the episode with the entire cast of the seasons is expected to be high on drama and leave viewers enthralled.Post-Naagin 2, Mouni made her Bollywood debut with Akshay Kumar starrer Gold and was recently seen in RAW: Romeo Akbar Walter alongside John Abraham. She also has a big-ticket Brahmastra produced by Dharma Production that has an ensemble cast including Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor.
Answer Scripts of a public exam. Prothom Alo File PhotoAs many as 25 answer scripts of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination were recovered from Sonarpotti road in Joypurhat on Thursday night.The answer copies were of this year’s English 1st paper exam under Rajshahi secondary and higher secondary education board, reports UNB.Joypurhat police station officer-in-charge Mominul Haque said three passers-by found those answer scripts lying on the road and handed over to police.A general dairy (GD) was registered with the police station in this connection, said the OC.Read More: ‘Waves’ of question paper leaks hit childrenRead More: ‘Question paper leaks out of control’Read More: Govt asked to explain failure to stop SSC question paper leakRead More: 13 detained over SSC Chemistry question paper leak
Listen This past spring, a slew of top administrators decided to leave or retire from the Houston Independent School District, including the chief of staff and deputy superintendent.News 88.7 obtained exit interviews with about a dozen of those former employees, who describe a culture of fear, “nasty politics,” and retaliation.The state conservator, Doris Delaney, who monitors Houston’s most troubled schools, interviewed half of the administrators and principals who’ve left between January and June 2018. Their tenure ranged from just under a year to over three decades.Their reasons for leaving? They cited a lack of trust, concern about the district’s future and instability and negativity from the school board. Some former employees made comments like “I pray, literally, the Board will be taken over” and “Will TEA please step in and take over.” 00:00 /00:57 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share HISD has been under pressure by the Texas Education Agency, or TEA, to improve chronically low-performing schools or face a potential state-appointed board of managers.More than half of the outgoing employees said that they were either unsure or would not recommend Houston ISD to prospective employees.“Just reading through these responses, the feeling is that people feel almost a sense of betrayal,” said Jon Taylor, who teaches political science at the University of St Thomas. Taylor said that the exit interviews reveal deep dysfunction.“They talk about things such as their voices not being heard, about toxicity of the administration, about the turnover of administration, particularly at the highest levels,” Taylor said.“There’s a gallows humor that’s in play, there’s a culture of fear, there’s a fear of not only losing their job, but of retaliation and demotion, a fear that you have a leadership group at the very top — the superintendent and the board — who are detached from the realities of the district.”The Houston Independent School District declined to comment on the exit interviews.
Companies from all across the entertainment industry are shifting their business models toward subscription services. Why get customers to just pay once for something when they can get customers to pay on an ongoing basis for something. From Hollywood this is coming in the form of streaming TV services and video game companies are pivoting toward this formula as well with platforms like Google Stadia and Apple Arcade.Microsoft, always a better software company than hardware company, is more well-positioned that most for this transition. It already has two of the best gaming subscription services around with Xbox Live and Xbox Game Pass. And now according to a new rumor from Windows Central, those two services might soon become one.The rumor says Microsoft will soon offer a subscription called Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. For $15 per month subscribers will gain both the online multiplayer features of Xbox Live along with access to the streaming game library of Xbox Game Pass. In addition to being $5 cheaper than buying those two services individually, it’s just more convenient for users to buy everything in one package. Many Game Pass games require Xbox Live to function anyway.AdChoices广告The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate would make perfect sense on an all-digital Xbox One S, so much so we expect it to be announced along with that rumored console in the next few weeks. However, it also makes sense considering Microsoft’s larger plans to spread the Xbox #brand beyond its own hardware. If you buy an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription to stream Halo through xCloud to your Nintendo Switch then everybody wins.For more on Xbox read our review of Crackdown 3, a game that’s totally worth playing through Game Pass. Also here’s why we’re excited about the Nintendo/Microsoft bromance that Cuphead promises. And check out the latest on Microsoft’s Mixer video game livestreaming site. Stay on target Twitch Streams Porn on Ninja’s Old AccountMicrosoft Releases Retro Windows App as ‘Stranger Things’ Tie-In
An Aedes aegypti mosquito feeding in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Image credit: Muhammad Mahdi Karim, GNU FDL. © 2010 PhysOrg.com More information: via: New Scientist In a study published last year, Scott O’Neill of the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, and colleagues found that the bacterium Wolbachia can inhibit the ability of several pathogens to infect Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the species that spreads dengue fever. Previous research has identified a strain of Wolbachia that shortens mosquitoes’ lifespans by about one-half. Since only elderly insects transmit dengue, this advantage should also decrease the number of infections transmitted to humans. Female mosquitoes that carry Wolbachia pass it down to their eggs, and scientists hope that these dengue-resistant mosquitoes will quickly dominate non-dengue-resistant mosquitoes. The researchers explain that dengue-resistant female mosquitoes have a competitive advantage over the others since they can reproduce with both dengue-resistant and non-dengue-resistant males, while non-dengue-resistant females can only reproduce with non-dengue-resistant males.Researchers estimate that Wolbachia already infects more than 60% of all insect species, including many mosquitoes. However, Wolbachia is not found in most of the mosquito species that transmit human pathogens. The scientists hope that the combination of Wolbachia-mediated pathogen interference and life-shortening effect will together provide a powerful approach for controlling insect-transmitted diseases. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Scientists find bacterium can halt dengue virus transmission Citation: Dengue-resistant mosquitoes to be released next year (2010, October 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-10-dengue-resistant-mosquitoes-year.html (PhysOrg.com) — Every year, dengue fever infects up to 100 million people and kills more than 20,000 of them. In an effort to reduce these numbers, scientists have infected mosquitoes with bacteria that makes them less able to carry the dengue virus, and plan to release these mosquitoes in Australia and Vietnam next year.
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more News | August 13, 2014 Konica Minolta Partners With SonoSim to Deliver Ultrasound Training for Sonimage P3 Hand-held Ultrasound Users Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more 3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). August 13, 2014 — Konica Minolta Medical Imaging is partnering with SonoSim to provide an integrated ultrasound training solution for the Sonimage P3 hand-held ultrasound system. The Sonimage P3 brings advanced imaging capabilities to a patient’s bedside. It lets clinicians rapidly assess patients with sonography and make accurate, cost-efficient diagnoses.The SonoSim Ultrasound Training Solution makes learning point-of-care ultrasonography easy and affordable for physicians, nurses and students. It also enables educators to provide consistent and uniform training. SonoSim trains users to utilize their personal ultrasound machines for real-timepatient diagnosis at the point of care — in triage situations, outpatient/office or on any hospital bed floor. SonoSim can be easily used anytime-anywhere to enhance ultrasound learning, benefiting anyclinician who may utilize the Sonimage P3 hand-held ultrasound device.“Konica Minolta Medical Imaging is committed to providing innovative Primary Imaging Solutions thathelp enhance clinical confidence at the point of care,” says Diane Hunt, vice president of Marketing, Konica Minolta Medical Imaging. “Our hand-held Sonimage P3 ultrasound is designed to be carried by a clinician — much like a stethoscope — and users may include primary care physicians, nurses and other non-radiology professionals. Our partnership with SonoSim will provide an educational and training forum for all types of clinicians, so they can efficiently utilize this point-of-care device to enhance patient diagnosis.”For more information: www.konicaminolta.com/medicalusa FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 read more Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Philips Extends Advanced Automation on Epiq CVx Cardiovascular Ultrasound Platform Philips recently announced new advanced automation capabilities on its Epiq CVx and Epiq CVxi cardiac ultrasound… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more Related Content
Share Canadians are falling for the Cayman Islands as June numbers soar Tags: Cayman Islands << Previous PostNext Post >> GRAND CAYMAN — The Cayman Islands is reporting its 12th consecutive month of growth from the Canadian market, with arrivals from Canada up 20.36% in June, according to the latest stats from the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism.Overall the Cayman Islands welcomed more than 1.3 million visitors between January and June 2018, an increase of 19.52% or 214,711 visitors when compared to the same period in 2017.Air arrivals were up 15.9% for the first half of the year, with an increase of 34,693 visitors. Cruise passenger arrivals accounted for 81% of the islands’ total visitation.The six-month performance comes on the heels of a record-breaking June for the destination, on the books as the best June ever for the Cayman Islands for stayover visitation and the 15th consecutive month of growth in arrivals.“I am very pleased that tourism performance in the Cayman Islands is registering consistent growth and continues to outpace projections,” said Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism, the Honourable Moses Kirkconnell.More news: AMResorts has a new Sr. Dir. of Cdn. Sales & Consortia Rel’ns“By applying the right marketing strategies, vision and spirit of collaboration to drive performance, the Cayman Islands tourism industry has maintained impressive, oftentimes, double-digit increases for a sustained period.”He adds that preliminary estimates from the Department of Tourism indicate that between January and May 2018, visitor spending from cruise and stayover arrivals contributed CI$325 million to the national coffers, an increase of $45 million compared to the same period last year.Arrivals from the U.S. in June were up 13.89%.In January DOT launched its ‘Summer Only in Cayman’ promotion, which this year leveraged Cayman’s position as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean including the Kid’s Culinary Capital of the Caribbean promotion, to broaden the appeal for families.Soon the Cayman Islands will roll out its annual ‘Fall Only in Cayman’ campaign, with offers on everything from accommodations to immersive land and sea experiences. Friday, July 27, 2018 Posted by Travelweek Group
March 7, 2019 911 Views in Data, Headlines, journal, News, Origination, Technology Share Freddie Mac announced that its asset and income modeler (AIM) is now available for self-employed borrowers through Loan Product Advisor, the company’s automated underwriting system (AUS). This is the industry’s only AUS-integrated self-employed income assessment solution. With proprietary technology provided by LoanBeam, AIM for self-employed simplifies underwriting of this borrower segment by automating the lenders’ income calculation process and speeding up the mortgage application process while maintaining strong credit underwriting standards.“There are millions of self-employed workers in the United States and that number is only expected to grow,” said Andy Higginbotham, SVP and COO, Single-Family, Freddie Mac. “Loan Product Advisor’s AIM for self-employed borrowers provides our lenders with a new way to expand their business efficiently. It gives them a competitive edge to help grow their business in a tightening purchase market and gives them confidence they are delivering loans that align with Freddie Mac’s purchase eligibility requirements as captured in Loan Product Advisor.”The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that self-employment makes up more than 10 percent of total employment in the United States. This demographic continues to be an important source of jobs for some 15 million people and is expected to grow at the same, or faster rate, than the overall workforce.According to Urban Wire research, in 2007, 80 percent of both salaried and self-employed homebuyers obtained a mortgage loan. As of 2016, 74 percent of salaried homebuyers used a mortgage compared to just 67 percent of self-employed buyers. That’s a 13 percentage point drop for self-employed compared to a 6 percentage point drop for salaried buyers.“Together with Freddie Mac, AIM for self-employed borrowers helps us deliver cutting-edge technology to provide the very best customer experience,” said Kirk Donaldson, LoanBeam’s CEO. “Automating income calculation is a game changer for lenders and their processing staff.”“At Freddie Mac, we’re continuously innovating to better meet our lenders’ needs to cut costs, drive efficiency and deliver a better borrower experience,” added Higginbotham. “AIM for self-employed borrowers is a win for the industry and we’re excited to make it broadly available.” Company News Freddie Mac Self-Employed 2019-03-07 David Wharton Bringing Self-Employed Underwriting Into the Digital Era
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Sometimes, it’s best to go straight to the man in charge.And when it comes to the Arizona Cardinals’ roster, that man is Steve Keim.Arizona’s general manager since January 2013, Keim has overseen a transformation that has led to 21 wins over two seasons. His deft touch with the draft and free agency has led to the team becoming a contender in the NFC.Lucky for us, Keim happens to be a weekly guest on the Doug and Wolf Show, right here on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. And since what he has to say is important, we thought it would be a good idea to put his words into print, allowing you to read what the GM is thinking. So, without further ado, here’s this week’s edition, which follows Arizona’s 34-19 preseason opener loss to the Kansas City Chiefs: What’s the status on Chris Johnson, who has been linked to the Cardinals?“We have discussed Chris Johnson for sure, and I’ve had some conversations with his agent, Joel Segal, but there’s nothing on the horizon to report as of right now.”Had to be good to see Andre Ellington on the field making plays“I told him if he was in shape he would have scored on that pass. It goes back to show you, when the guy’s on the field he’s a dynamic player. When he gets his hands on the ball there’s no doubt he makes things happen. Whether it’s in the passing game, as a running back — the guy has got unbelievable feet and quickness and athleticism, we’ve just got to make sure he stays healthy. He’s the type of player that can continue to be a force, and I know he’s got the right attitude. He’s a great kid and he works his tail off and he wants to be a great player, which is extremely important.”Are you surprised at how good of a training camp Carson Palmer is having?“No because I’ve gotten to know the person, and getting to know the person, the fire that’s within him, is really impressive. The guy, at his age, is still extremely passionate about the game. Very business-like, and he’s taken it to another level. He’s always been a very accurate passer, but what I’ve seen from him, the ability to process and to make good decisions, he just feels so much more comfortable in this offense in year three.” Will Larry Fitzgerald keep run blocking after getting crushed by teammate Mike Iupati Saturday?“We all know Larry’s a tough guy, he’ll stick his face in the fire, that’s for sure.”Which young guys stood out on film?“Ninety-five, Gunter. All the guys that have looked good in practice I think really stepped up when the lights came on. Gunter being one of them, really physical and explosive with his hands. At times was dominating at the point of attack. Markus Golden was very, very active. The one thing that you would say about Markus, he was very disruptive. You just want to see him finish a little better, but for a first outing I think both of those guys played excellent. I thought Justin Bethel played a really nice game outside, getting the start since Jerraud was nicked up a little bit. Felt he did a really, really nice job in coverage. So there were a lot of guys — Kevin Minter, we’ve talked about him — he’s playing fast. He’s playing downhill and physical, which is exactly what we wanted.”What would you say about Logan Thomas’ performance? “The one thing about him, and I think you guys have been to enough practices to see it, there are times where he makes some really ‘wow’ throws; I think the biggest question has always been consistency. I thought he played a fairly consistent game the other night. The one thing that he has really improved upon, and you saw it the other night, to me, was the pocket presence, the ability to step up in the pocket, make the throws with traffic around him and to make accurate throws. Again, it was an excellent start. Last year I think he started preseason against the Texans, I think he was 11-of-12, and again this was another strong outing hopefully he can continue to improve upon.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact How did Ifeanyi Momah do?“He did a nice job. Again, he competed. I think the one thing he needs to do is get better in the run game with his technique as an in-line blocker. He’s never going to be a dominating, overpowering type just because of his body type, but he can be a very good technician and be efficient in the run game. So I think in that area he can improve, but in the passing game he is a guy that can create mismatches, whether it’s stretching the seam or getting isolated versus an inside linebacker, a safety, and doing some big things for us this year. He continues to improve and we’re excited.”Momah isn’t guaranteed a roster spot, but shouldn’t the mismatch possibility be enough to keep him?“I think it’s pretty clear that in this league there are the haves and the have-nots, and he certainly has, he certainly has the type of athleticism that’s hard to find. You can coach these guys to get better technically and you can get them to be a little bit more physical at times, but you cannot coach length, athleticism and speed, and he has all three of those things.”What’s your main concern coming out of the first preseason game? Comments Share The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires It looks like you’ll have to cut maybe four to five talented players with as deep a roster as this is“I would say somewhere probably between four and six, and if we had a decent GM we probably wouldn’t have to cut them, we’d probably be able to move them for something. That remains to be seen, we’ll see how that one works out. It’s nice to have — Coach and I talk about it all the time — it’s nice to finally have some tough decisions to make. It’s a good problem to have, that’s for sure.”Have the New York Jets called asking about any of your quarterbacks?“They have not. I’ll say this: if there’s any guy that I respect and I trust to handle a tough situation, aside from Bruce Arians, it’s Todd Bowles. I know that Todd will get that organization pointed in the right direction and he’ll make sure that locker room is cleaned up and does the right thing.” – / 45 How did you feel Sunday morning when you studied your team’s performance against the Chiefs?“Felt good. When you have a live view at a game you come away with a certain interpretation of what transpired, and then you get to watch the tape and a lot of times you’ll see some different things that you didn’t see from the live action. And really, after watching the tape, saw a lot of good things, and the things that were not so good generally came down to mental mistakes and technical issues that players need to improve upon.”What would you rather see, your first-team playing well or the young guys stepping up?“I think a combination of both. I think the one thing, from a veteran standpoint, you want to see crisp, efficient play, which to me — after watching the first O and the first D — I don’t think you could have scripted a better start. And then from a backup standpoint, you want to see competition, you want to see guys flying around. You know they’re going to make mistakes, you already anticipate that. But how hard are they playing, how physical are they playing? Those sort of things are the things that I look for.” “I think you always want to come out healthy, and I think we came out relatively healthy in the preseason. And then there are different positions that you’re looking for guys to step up. The fourth and fifth corners, you’re looking for the receiving battle, how that shakes out. The core special teams players — who’s going to stand up and show that they’re going to be a core special teamer. There are a lot of questions still to be answered and I’m glad we have a few more preseason games to shake that out.”How do you feel about the offensive line’s performance?“First group, excellent. There were no pressures at all. The only pressure that Carson had was a hot, and it was a blitz from the Mike linebacker and he saw it and got the ball out quickly to Andre on the perimeter. So the first group was excellent — Iupati was physical, Jonathan Cooper was excellent, Veldheer again, very consistent. All those guys across the front were good. The second offensive line actually did a nice job as well. D.J. had some technical issues, D.J. Humphries, like a young offensive tackle could have, but he showed the feet, the range and athleticism that got us excited to draft him and he played hard, he played physical at times.”
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