UNESCO chief hails poetry as an expansion of our common humanity on

“By giving form and words to that which has none – such as the unfathomable beauty that surrounds us, the immense suffering and misery of the world – poetry contributes to the expansion of our common humanity, helping to increase its strength, solidarity and self-awareness,” Director-General Irina Bokova said in her message for the Day.Ms. Bokova pointed to the voices that carry poetry as helping to promote linguistic diversity and freedom of expression, saying: “They participate in the global effort towards artistic education and the dissemination of culture. The first word of a poem sometimes suffices to regain confidence in the face of adversity, to find the path of hope in the face of barbarity.” Shakespeare, who died 400 years ago, wrote in A Midsummer Night’s Dream that: “The poet’s eye, in fine frenzy rolling, doth glance from heaven to Earth, from Earth to heaven. And as imagination bodies forth the forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing a local habitation and a name.”Ms. Bokova underscored that in the age of automation and the immediacy of modern life, “poetry also opens a space for the freedom and adventure inherent in human dignity. From Korean Arirang to Mexican Pirekua, the Hudhud chants of the Ifugao people, Saudi Arabian Alardah, Turkmen Koroghlu and Kyrgyz Aitysh, each culture has its poetic art that it uses to transmit knowledge, socio-cultural values and collective memory, which strengthen mutual respect, social cohesion and the search for peace.”Commemorating the Day, she applauded the practitioners, actors, storytellers and all those anonymous voices committed to and through poetry, giving readings in the shadows or in the spotlights, in gardens or streets and called upon all Member States “to support this poetic effort, which has the power to bring us together, regardless of origins or beliefs, by that which is at the very core of humanity.” read more

Aid obstacles are matter of life and death for besieged Syrians says

“This must change and can change,” he continued, adding that there had been intensive diplomatic activity by the UN or UN envoys and with the help of members of the task force with the Government of Syria, who say that a new and better system avoiding the “administrative quagmire where we have to have green lights from so many instances that in the end no convoy moves to any besieged area.” Nowhere is aid needed more than in the so-called ‘Four Towns’ of Foah, Kafraya, Madaya and Zabadani. “We hope and believe it will change now; it must change now. Because if we are not reaching the ‘Four Towns’ very soon we will see again the scenes that we saw when the whole thing started a year ago: people starving.” With UN-facilitated talks in Geneva due to begin next week, Mr. Egeland said it would send “a very important signal” if aid convoys that were standing by were allowed through to Al Waer in Homs governorate, another besieged location. ‘Mixed results’ for Humanitarian Taskforce’s first year Assessing the work carried out by the Humanitarian Taskforce in the year since its establishment by the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) to boost aid access, he said the results had been mixed.The ISSG established respective taskforces on humanitarian aid delivery and a wider ceasefire. They have been meeting separately since early 2016 on a way forward in the crisis. Russia and the United States are the co-chairs of the taskforces and the ISSG, which also comprises the UN, the Arab League, the European Union and 16 other countries.While noting that the taskforce had nearly trebled the number of people reached in 2016 compared with the previous year, he said progress has been hampered of late. “The Humanitarian Taskforce could provide access especially through the initiatives of the co-chairs Russia and the United States when they were active and working together, but also other Member States helped us in real time in a number of convoys that were stopped and in the end were helped through checkpoints because of diplomatic initiatives,” he explained.As such, “it is a shame that members of the task force were not able to lift a single siege by negotiations in 2016. There is commitment to try to do that in 2017, it could happen through talks in Astana, in Geneva and elsewhere. ‘Lift the sieges’ is our appeal. Sieges belong in the Middle Ages, they do not belong in 2017,” said Mr. Egeland.Looking ahead, he appealed for the taskforce’s co-chairs to do more, along with Member States who have influence on the Syrian Government and armed opposition, such as Iran, Turkey and the Gulf States. News from the political frontMeanwhile, according to a UN spokesperson, the Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, met in Moscow today with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov. They discussed the ongoing meeting in Astana and how best it can contribute to the preparations for the Geneva round of negotiations scheduled for next week. Meetings were useful and productive. Other issues, such as humanitarian access and UN-Russia cooperation, were also discussed. The spokesperson confirmed that a five-member UN delegation is in Astana to lend its expertise in discussions on the consolidation of the ceasefire regime and related issues. UN Senior Advisor, Jan Egeland. UN Photo/Luca Solari (file) Speaking to journalists in Geneva, UN Special Adviser Jan Egeland said that the agreement was needed to remove what he called an “administrative quagmire” that has prevented all aid from reaching besieged populations by road so far this year.Ahead of a round of Intra-Syrian negotiations in the Swiss city next week, Mr. Egeland added that the issue is “a question of life and death” for many. So far this year, aid agencies and their partners have not reached a single besieged area inside Syria by land. There are 13 of these besieged and hard-to-reach areas in all, where well over 600,000 people are increasingly vulnerable, after six years of war. Mr. Egeland described the lack of aid deliveries as an “enormous disappointment,” before announcing that the Syrian Government had given assurances that requests to deliver food and medical supplies would be met, rather than being blocked at the last moment. In recent days “men with guns” had jumped onto more than two in three convoys to unload diarrhoea kits for children and maternity kits for pregnant women, Mr. Egeland said. read more

September new car preregistration figures

Today, SMMT released figures for September pre-registrations in the UK new car market. The data shows the number of cars disposed of by vehicle manufacturers in September 2012 that were defined as pre-registrations.CLICK HERE: Download the September 2012 release.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

Television hockey and politics among topics to be discussed at Brock crossborder

With President Donald Trump now in power south of the border, politics may appear to be the biggest cross-border issue on people’s minds.But a group of students from the MA program in Canadian-American Studies offered jointly by Brock University and the University at Buffalo are hosting a symposium Wednesday that will examine everything from politics to sports, to entertainment, tourism and even disability issues.Five students from the program will present their major research papers at the Canadian-American Studies Symposium being held in Brock’s ST102 Wednesday, April 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.Graduate Program Director Marian Bredin said students throughout the four-year history of the Canadian-American Studies program have proven just how wide-ranging cross-border research can be.“This is an interdisciplinary program and each cohort of students brings unique experience and background that adds to our knowledge of this hugely complex and historical relationship,” she said.Bredin said living close to the border sometimes makes it more difficult to see how different the two countries are.“We go back and forth so often so we’re not aware of how significant these cultural and social differences are,” she said.For his major research paper, Ibrahim Berrada chose to examine the media industry and how successful Canadian content regulations and the Canada Media Fund grants have been at keeping American pop culture from dominating the airwaves.“I think the biggest problem is that it’s cheaper for a (broadcast) company to buy an American product than it is to produce a product in Canada,” Berrada said. “The Canadian Media Fund is working in some aspects … but there are some problems that need to be rectified in order to fix access to the Canadian digital content for youths.”As an example, Berrada points to the requirement that Canadian content producers use a portion of their funding through the CMF on interactive digital components such as online games, eBooks or web series.“It’s a waste of money. They could put that into promotion, marketing and figuring out how to expand access to the content and to making sure Canadians know there is good Canadian content out there,” he said.Also giving presentations at the Canadian-American Studies Symposium are: Keynote speaker Political Science Professor Blayne Haggart: Canada-U.S. Relations in the Trudeau-Trump EraBrock MA student Craig Hilimoniuk: Communicating Brand Politics in CanadaBrock MA student Patrick Morris: Hockey Nationalism in CanadaUniversity at Buffalo student Paul Coleman: Disability in Canada and the United StatesBrock MA student Oleksandr Chernomorchenko: Business and Tourism in the Niagara regionWednesday’s Canadian-American Studies Symposium is open to everyone, but those attending are asked to RSVP to Bredin at read more

The inside story of Jason Knights full Championship debut for Derby County

first_imgI think he’s developing really well, taking the advice, he is open to it and he just has to continue his work and, of course, for our club it is great to see these young guys can already play in the first team and show themselves in a good way.“His mentality around the club, like he plays, 100 per cent. Always. If we’re finished he stays on the pitch doing extra passing, shooting,” Cocu added.“It’s a real pleasure working with him. We have a lot of youngsters and to make the decision to get them in the team or even playing will mean some players with more experience are not in the team. It’s a big step.”This was Knight’s first.The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Knight’s older brother Kevin, now with their hometown club Cabinteely in the First Division, would surely understand his sibling’s reticence to call home considering he spent two years with Leicester City while also representing Ireland at underage level.“He gives me little pointers about what to do and what not to do,” Knight added. “It’s really good help. It just gives you that little edge when you’re feeling down or feeling too up that he’s always there to talk to.”Knight was then informed by a local radio reporter that he was now live on BBC Radio Derby for their post-match analysis show and, after dealing with that, he returned to chat.He was impressive in an advanced midfield role, enjoying 50 touches before being substituted in the 89th minute. He looked neat and tidy in possession, but a chance to see his name in lights with a second-half goal passed him by.The teenager dropped to the penalty spot in the 62nd minute and found the yard of space required to get a shot away from the pullback.West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone made a fine reaction save and, as the rebound dropped from the air back in Knight’s direction, he swung wildly at the ball and only struck fresh air.“Yeah, I know, I didn’t know where people were around me,” he sighed.Save for the couple of thousand away fans, all 26,718 supporters rose together to applaud Knight off the pitch in the 89th minute.When the final whistle went, West Brom’s Dara O’Shea, another Dubliner, waited by the tunnel to embrace his Ireland U21 team-mate. The pair spent the summer together at the Toulon Tournament under Stephen Kenny’s guidance.“I didn’t know if he was here or not today so it was a good moment,” Knight said of the 20-year-old, who was an unused substitute. Aug 24th 2019, 8:55 PM Image: Barrington Coombs The inside story of Jason Knight’s full Championship debut for Derby County A WhatsApp shutdown, family blackout and why Philip Cocu loves his new midfield maestro from Dublin. Source: Derby County/Twitter Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By David Sneyd David Sneyd Knight has made a big early-season impression at Derby. Image: Barrington Coombs 22,477 Views center_img Reports from Pride Park Saturday 24 Aug 2019, 8:55 PM These two. 👏Congratulations to Jason Knight and Lee Buchanan on their first ever league starts! 💫— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) August 24, 2019 JASON KNIGHT FOUND out in Derby County’s team meeting an hour and a half before kick-off that he would be making his full league debut against West Bromwich Albion this afternoon.The Sky Sports cameras were in place for this Midlands derby, the earlier 12.30pm start meaning the players arrived at Pride Park after a breakfast of pasta and chicken.As Knight waited for the briefing from manager Philip Cocu, he wandered over to check the teamsheet pinned to the wall. It was then the 18-year-old realised this day would be different.He was starting.“I was just excited when I saw my name to just get out there and show what I can do,” Knight, standing on the side of the pitch in flip flops, said afterwards.“I’m really proud, it’s something I’ve been wanting to do ever since I joined. It’s a proud moment for my family”Not that Knight was the one who broke the news of his full league debut to them. His parents were only back from holiday and, after four brief substitute appearances this season, they were content in the knowledge that they could catch another glimpse of a potential cameo on Sky.Then Cocu threw a spanner in the works by playing him from the start but, rather than get in contact to let his family back in Dublin know, Knight opted for a blackout.“I didn’t get back on my phone [to tell them] because I wanted to focus on the game and what I had to do,” he explained. “They watched it on telly so they were happy enough.”There was still a comforting voice from home, though, and it came in the form of ex-League of Ireland goalkeeper turned West Brom kitman Aidan ‘Jacko’ Smyth, who had some words encouragement before kick-off.“Ah, I was delighted for him, he did really well. It was almost perfect for him.” Share6 Tweet Email1 Knight has made a big early-season impression at Derby. Once Cocu was done with his postmortem of a game which ended 1-1, saw three penalties awarded and Baggies boss Slaven Bilic sent off for dissent, the former Barcelona star provided a glowing assessment of why Knight is key to his plans. Knight in action for Ireland U17s last year. Source: Simon Stacpoole/INPHO“What’s not to like about him,” the Dutchman beamed. “If you start with his presence in the game, just an 18-year-old boy. He’s breathing football, a lot of energy, good skills on the ball and, of course, at his age, he has to learn still about his positioning and entering, coming in front of the goal.“It says a lot that if we put him in the team at his age. He has a lot of potential.”Knight’s willingness to put in extra work after training, as well as an ability to take on information, has been crucial to his progress.“When we started [at the club] he was too energetic,” Coco explained. “That is not a good word, maybe. He was running all over the place. 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Bahamians Reject Govts Gender Equality Referendum

first_img Haiti Presidential Elections delayed due to Review of Voting process Recommended for you Related Items:ballot, elections, vote Bahamians in large part either stayed away from the polls or rejected strongly the idea for same sex marriage. The Yes Campaign’s explanation that it was not about same sex marriage but equality was likely not believed. Voter turn-out was low, some say voter apathy was high and still Bahamian women will not have the same rights as Bahamian men when it comes to their children born out of the country or for their foreign husbands when it comes to citizenship.  Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNo, no, no, no – Bahamians yesterday overwhelmingly rejected the four proposed constitutional changes in the Gender Equality Referendum and sent the ‘Yes Campaign’ packing.center_img PDA says Elections will be in 2016 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Three questions in the referendum to many seemed reasonable, while the fourth was culturally questionable after transvestites and homosexuals launched their own public campaigns for equality.  152 Candidates nominate in Jamaicalast_img read more

Body found at Beacon Rock yet to be identified

first_imgAuthorities have not yet identified a body found in the Columbia River last week near Beacon Rock. Skamania County Undersheriff Dave Cox said that the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office is performing an autopsy and will work to identify the person by examining dental records. A hiker spotted the body from a walking trail in Beacon Rock State Park and reported it to authorities around 8 p.m. Thursday, and responding deputies were able to reach the body from the shoreline.There was no information if the body could be that of a Vancouver woman, Daphne Alexander-Christ, who’s been reported missing in that area since March 7. Her car was found parked at Beacon Rock State Park, but a search turned up no sign of her.last_img

Former Wisconsin Gov Lucey dies at 96

first_imgMILWAUKEE — Former Wisconsin Gov. Patrick J. Lucey believed that he was a man without charisma, but whatever he may have lacked in that department he made up for as a tenacious organizer.Lucey moved in political circles for more than four decades — he was chairman of the state Democratic Party in the 1950s and became friends with John F. Kennedy after helping JFK win the state’s key presidential primary over Hubert H. Humphrey. In the era of Joseph McCarthy, Lucey was credited with the rise of the Democratic Party in Wisconsin. And as Wisconsin’s 38th elected governor, he won the first four-year term as a Wisconsin governor in 1971.That victory gave him the political clout to push for what was considered sweeping change, including the 1972 merger of the state’s two university systems.“He’s going to be remembered as one of Wisconsin’s most influential citizens,” said Democratic State Sen. Fred Risser, who served in the Legislature during Lucey’s two terms as governor. “He turned Wisconsin into a two-party state.”Lucey died Saturday night after a brief illness at the Milwaukee Catholic Home, where he had lived for several years. He was 96.A liberal governor who took a fiscally conservative approach, Lucey considered political capital something meant to be spent.“You’re making decisions every day that cut two ways and every time you do something that favors one group, you antagonize another,” Lucey said in a 1974 interview. “If you’re going to be effective, you just have to accept that and let the chips fall where they may.”last_img read more

Fairbanks woman charged with the murder of her two children

first_imgA Fairbanks woman is charged with killing her two infant children. Fairbanks Police report that 23-year-old Stephany LaFountain faces first and second degree murder charges in the suffocation deaths of a four-month-old in 2015, and a 13-month-old last year.Listen nowSpeaking at a press conference on Thursday, Fairbanks Police Chief Eric Jewkes says the child murders leave law enforcement at a loss for words.”How do we even imagine that? How do we as a justice system? How do we make this right? Unfortunately, there’s just nothing we can do to make everything right, to make it better,” Jewkes said.Police say the 13-month-old was brought to the hospital not breathing on November 20th, 2017. That resulted in police looking into the September 2015 death of LaFountain’s four-month-old, who died of similar symptoms.Police say their investigation found that LaFountain had done internet searches for “ways to suffocate” and other topics that indicated she was researching how to kill. Chief Jewkes noted extensive police work that went into the case.”There’s the work you see and there’s the work you don’t see. And this is a prime example of the work that you don’t see,” Jewkes said. “Our detectives have been working this case for nine months, thousands of hours. And we’ve estimated that if we printed this report out, it would be over 100,000 pages. That’s the amount of work that goes into a case like this that no one sees, that we don’t talk about.”Jewkes also credited the victim’s family for their help with the investigation.”They trusted us. They stuck with us,” Jewkes said. “And they allowed us to work this case, entrusted that we would bring this to where it is now. and we were able to do it. They shouldered the grieving process alone and we’re gonna bring this out to light and hopefully bring some closure to them.”Stephany LaFountain was arrested yesterday, and arraigned on murder charges today.last_img read more


Another drug suspect killed in alleged gunfight

first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationA suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with members of detective branch (DB) of police in Shambhuganj, Mymensingh early Tuesday.The deceased Bacchu alias Bhebel Bacchu was accused in 15 drug-related cases, said district DB police officer-in-charge Ashiqur Rahman, reports UNB.Being informed that a gang of drug traders gathered in the area around 2:45am for sharing drug money, a team of detective conducted the drive there, said the OC.Sensing the presence of police, the drug traders hurled brick chips on them and later opened fire, forcing the law enforcers to fire back in self-defence, triggering the gunfight, he said.The gunfight left Bacchu bullet injured. Later, the injured was rushed to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital where the physician declared him dead, he added.Police recovered 200 pieces of yaba tablets and four bullet shells from the spot, OC Ashiqur Rahman said.Two policemen were also injured during the ‘gunfight’, he said.The incident, however, was not verified independently.With the latest, at least 122 people were killed in alleged gunfights with members of law enforcement agencies while 37 bodies of suspected drug traders were recovered after reported gun battles between rival groups during the countrywide anti-narcotic drives since 15 May.last_img read more


Full Show RecordHigh Power Use Writer Nic Stone A Visit To Candytopia

first_img X 00:00 /44:54 Listen center_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: The Electric Reliability Council of Texas activated an energy emergency alert after the state nearly hit another record for electricity demand. It’s the first time ERCOT has activated this alert since January 2014. We discuss whether Texas has the energy it needs and how consumers can better conserve power.Also this hour: We discuss the latest developments in politics and government in our weekly political roundup.Then, writer Nic Stone talks about growing up as the daughter of an African-American police officer.And we visit Candytopia, an interactive exhibit that’s maybe as close as any of us will ever get to visiting Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Sharelast_img read more

Dedicated Minecraft players recreate Death Star trench run

first_imgParadise Decay’s YouTube page, via Escapist For those of you who play the indie smash-hit Minecraft, you have the ability to appreciate the amount of work and time that went into making the video below. A user named “Paradise Decay” set out on a four month project to recreate the Death Star trench run at the end of “A New Hope” in-game, using no mods or add-ons. The result is an impressive piece of work that is to be admired by geeks around the world.Paradise Decay does note that while he did his best to recreate everything seen in the video by hand, he did need to use a schematic for the long shots of the Death Star, as well as the final set of the video. Even then, the dedication required to construct this design over a four month period is incredible. Perhaps even more impressive, he didn’t use any cheats to get the project done. To prove that he did indeed do it the hard way, there is a ten minute video in addition to the feature, you can check both out below.AdChoices广告The project took him an incredible 4-5 months, during which he worked on it for a few hours a day. That was in between work, DJing, and spending time with his family (apparently some people poked fun at the amount of time he spend making this and Paradise Decay got defensive).If you are unfamiliar with Minecraft, first what rock have you been hiding under, second it’s an independently created video game that allows players to create whatever their minds can dream up out of the world’s near endless supply of voxels (3D pixels). In this game, the sky isn’t the limit, but rather ones creativity. The title has been wildly popular with 17 million downloads and counting. The ability to create a server that your friends can join from anywhere in the world plus the surprisingly deep game play experience has brought the obscure title into mainstream thinking. Players can construct buildings and structures either by hand, or using a schematic that someone else has put the time into and uploaded to a repository.last_img read more


Tips on age management

first_imgAnjali Hooda Sangwan, consultant, Obesity, Metabolic medicine and Clinical Nutrition, New Delhi suggests these fitness mantras to keep the age clock at bay. These good-life rules are a must for every person who is in their mid-30’s and wants to have a fit lifestyle. The thumb rule is to ‘Seek good company, eat right to balance hormones and exercise’.She implies the changing dietary patterns of the body, and how they change with age, reflecting on the need to cut down on gluten and dairy products. According to her, as age advances, the body metabolism has difficulty in processing heavy calories and gluten as they are particularly hard to digest. So one should avoid having foods rich in calorie and gluten and should rather take easily digestible food grains like ragi, jowar and quinoa. Wheat and rice are not recommended as they spike insulin. Excessive sugar increases body insulin levels and is also very hard to metabolize with age. Anjali recommends natural sugar supplements like dates and figs as a better and healthier alternative.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Along with abstaining from high calories, one must take ample amounts of nutritious nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables, both plant and animal based proteins to balance the hormonal levels of the body. Not only a balanced diet, but a person needs a long term sustenance plan as body muscles age with a person’s age. Proper training under the supervision of a professional trainer is required to plan out a proper regime. As they say, for a healthy life, the combination of mind, body and soul should work in perfect tandem. One must seek the company of positive people to life their spirits and engage in hobbies like Sudoku to keep the brain healthy. Complimenting the natural diet with supplements is a must as the body needs calcium, Vitamin D and fish oil in the right amount, especially in women where loss in calcium is a common phenomenon with age.With all the routine and regime taken care of, a regular health check is mandatory. One must have regular visits to the doctor and get appropriate cancer screening test like pap smears and mammogram done on time along with keeping regular tabs on blood-pressure.last_img read more


Another Week Another Drop in Mortgage Rates

first_img This week brought more news of declines in mortgage interest rates, according to releases from “”Freddie Mac””: and “”””:[IMAGE]In its weekly published Primary Mortgage Market Survey, Freddie Mac put the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate at 4.23 percent (0.7 point) for the week ending February 6, down from 4.32 percent previously. A year ago, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) sat at 3.53 percent.The 15-year FRM averaged 3.33 percent (0.7 point) this week, down from last week’s 3.40 percent.Averages on adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) also fell, with the 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid ARM dropping 4 [COLUMN_BREAK]basis points to 3.08 percent (0.5 point) and the 1-year ARM decreasing the same amount to 2.51 percent (0.5 point).Frank Nothaft, VP and chief economist for Freddie Mac, once again pointed to weaker housing data as a factor in this week’s rate changes, noting declines in December “”pending home sales””: and a “”negative contribution to GDP””: from fixed residential investment.””Also, the Institute for Supply Management reported a significant slowing in growth in the manufacturing industry in December than the market consensus forecast,”” Nothaft added.In its own weekly survey, Bankrate reported a drop of 7 basis points in the 30-year fixed average to 4.43 percent, with the 15-year fixed falling 6 points to 3.50 percent.The 5/1 ARM also declined, decreasing 10 basis points to 3.27 percent.””Worries about a slowdown in the U.S. and global economics and continued skittishness about the health of emerging markets is pushing investors into safe haven U.S. Treasury securities,”” Bankrate said in a release. “”This has brought the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield from 3 percent down into the 2.6 percent neighborhood, with mortgage rates hitting levels last seen just before Thanksgiving.”” in Data, Origination Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Bankrate Fixed-Rate Mortgage Freddie Mac GDP Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Pending-Home Sales Service Providers 2014-02-06 Tory Barringer Another Week, Another Drop in Mortgage Ratescenter_img February 6, 2014 411 Views Sharelast_img read more


Hes only 25 but Justin Bethel is already regarde

first_img He’s only 25, but Justin Bethel is already regarded by many as one of the best special teams players in the NFL. Now he has the contract to show for it.The 2012 sixth-round pick out of Presbyterian signed a three-year, $15 million contract extension with the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday, with $9 million guaranteed.“This is definitely life changing and it’s a blessing,” Bethel told Doug and Wolf on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM on Tuesday. “It’s kind of hard to explain it, you know? Getting to that second deal is what a lot of people try to get to.” LISTEN: Justin Bethel, Cardinals cornerback Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arizona Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel, right, breaks up a pass intended for St. Louis Rams tight end Jared Cook during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson) In Sunday’s 27-3 victory over St. Louis, Bethel made his second start of the season at cornerback and recorded four tackles and two pass deflections.“The last couple games I’ve had to start at corner with Jerraud being down,” Bethel said. “I still have my same roles on special teams. Whatever they feel they need me to do and whatever is best for the team, I’m going to do it.” – / 24 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactcenter_img Top Stories Comments   Share   Your browser does not support the audio element. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The two-time Pro Bowler for his work on special teams has played in every game since joining the Cardinals in 2012.“I did it all through high school, when I got to college I was a full-time starter and I started on every special teams, so I kind of think it’s engrained in me to go out there and do it full speed.”While not many players embrace their spot on special teams, Bethel said it’s his mentality that has set him up for success.“You’ve got to want to do it. If you go in there kind of half stepping it and not really trying to protect yourself, not trying to get too tired, all these other little things, I don’t think you’ll be able to be great at it.”The 2015 season has been his best yet. Through twelve games, Bethel has made a career-high 22 tackles, completed his first interception which he ran in for a pick-6 and totaled seven pass deflections.His contract extension both rewards the success he’s had on special teams and sends the message that Arizona has faith in what his future looks like at cornerback.The Cardinals have gotten to see more of Bethel in that role this season as Jerraud Powers has missed time with a calf injury.last_img read more

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to them rejecting a “special path” to citizenship doesn’t mean that current law can’t be adjusted to clear an existing path “We have a responsibility to see what the specifics are to put some meat on those bones” Gutierrez says “There is going to be a lot of work that needs to get done and a lot of negotiation that needs to get done But you know something We now have a platform to get to work” Write to Alex Altman at alex_altman@timemagazinecomThirty years ago today a little game about dropping geometrically strange thingamajigs — originally clusters of punctuation marks — into neat lookalike rows kicked off on a wild journey that led it (and it’s Russian creator Alexey Pajitnov) out of a metamorphosing Soviet Union to the United States and from “blockbuster” sales of 2 million already by 1988 to over 425 million paid mobile downloads today That game dubbed Tetris by Pajitnov after the Greek word for the number four is today one of the most popular video games of all time It’s played by celebrities been name-checked by shows like The Simpsons and The Big Bang Theory appeared (in playable form) on the sides of skyscrapers found its way into dozens of scientific studies (including one that determined playing the game reduces cravings for food booze and cigarettes) and appears in New York City’s Museum of Modern Art — a permanent addition to the museum’s exhibit on Applied Design A visitor plays Tetris during an exhibition preview featuring 14 video games acquired by The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York March 1 2013 Emmanuel Dunand — AFP / Getty Images I caught up with Pajitnov on the eve of the game’s 30th anniversary as well as his partner Henk Rogers the entrepreneur who discovered Tetris in the late 1980s and helped turn Pajitnov’s creation into a worldwide phenomenon Can you step us through the process whereby Pentominoes — the puzzle-game that inspired Tetris — led you to try your hand at creating something like it on an Electronika 60 computer and how that evolved into a system for making four punctuation marks disappear if they filled out a row Alexey Pajitnov: I was already quite familiar with Pentominoes as it was a favorite puzzle game of mine I also had access to a computer so it made sense to try to translate that game into something that you could play on a computer screen To put the Pentominoes on the screen I had to use symbols because of the limitations of the Electronika 60 My thought process was pretty straightforward: drop the pieces down and when a row was filled remove it because there was no reason to keep it on the screen and you needed more room to go What challenges did you face pre-perestroika toward marketing and monetizing the game How did the game spread in those early days AP: I had a formal arrangement with the Computer Center of the Soviet Academy of Sciences in the 1980s that granted them rights to exploit Tetris around the world for 10 years It was easier and wiser for me to allow this arrangement than to try to fight for certain personal rights that were almost non-existent during that time The Computer Center had different dealings with businessmen around the world who were coming to the Soviet Union to acquire the rights I wasnt involved very much with that but of course there was a certain businessman named Henk Rogers who I met in 1988 and that became history and Tetris soon found worldwide appeal But all the rights came back to me later on Back in those days of the Soviet Union we didnt have computer stores that you could visit to buy programs so everything was copied and distributed via floppy disk I gave my friends copies of the game on a floppy and before long it seemed like everyone knew about it and was playing it The real challenge was finding a western publisher and along came Henk Rogers Did you face any personal challenges or difficulties bringing the game out of Russia when you moved to the US? use folders for your favorite app categories.

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