Get ready for Agenda Aaj Tak: Fiery sessions, discussions and glamour- all on one stage

first_imgThe Biggest Hindi Heartland News Summit is back. Aaj Tak has announced the fifth edition of Agenda Aaj Tak with ‘Khabaron Ka Black and White.’Power-packed sessions are lined up with top ministers Prakash Javadekar, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Nitin Gadkari and Piyush Goyal, besides CMs such as Arvind Kejriwal, Sukhbir Singh Badal, Vasundhara Raje and Harish Rawat.Also expect fireworks from BJP national president Amit Shah, Bollywood heartthrobs Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, all under one roof.The two-day conclave, scheduled for December 6 and 7, 2016, will see the convergence of the most powerful and influential faces across politics, defense, entertainment and sports. With an impressive line-up of the most distinguished stalwarts coming together, the two-day conclave will prove to be defining in more ways than one.This year Agenda Aaj Tak will tap into the current catch phrase in demonetisation context of black and white and will dissect complicated issues on the national agenda in black and white. The background of demonetisation and the recent surgical strikes across the LoC have both become turning points in the national agenda.As the nation goes through this crucial juncture in history, Aaj Tak takes the lead in shaping the way forward by bringing all key stakeholders on one platform.ALSO READ | Fourth edition of Agenda AajTak 2015 kicks off in DelhiBE PREPARED FOR FEIRY SESSIONS, GLAMOUR, DISCUSSIONSThe conclave will be opened with the session – BJP ki Agni Pariksha – with BJP president Amit Shah addressing the audience, followed by a session on Satta Milegi Dobara with Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat AND Punhab deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal.advertisementFor the first time Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje will be coming to the event to speak on Raje Ka Rajasthan.Popular stars from the TV serial Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hai! – Shubhangi Atre Poorey, Rohitashv Gour, Saumya Tandon and Aasif Sheikh – will take part in the session Sahi Pakde Hain!A fiery session is expected on Desh Ka Mudda as AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy and Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh will debate in the high voltage session.The first day of the conclave will end with session by Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev followed by a session on ‘AAP Ka Vision’ by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.The second day of the conclave will start with Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Human Resource Development, addressing the audience in the session- Padhai Ka Badlega Pattern – followed by a session by Capt. Amarinder Singh, President, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committe on the session – Punjab Ka Sardar Kaun?Bollywood stars Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh will bring glamour and stardom to the day in the sessions Lady Sultan! and Ranveer Ki Befikri, respectively.Former Army chief General (retd) Bikram Singh and former Chief of Army Staff General (retd) VP Malik will discuss issues on preparedness of the forces in the session Border Ka Bandobast.The cast of popular TV comedy show Comedy Nights Bachao – Krushna Abhishek, Bharti Singh, Sudesh Lehri and producer Vipul D Shah are expected to add laughter in the session – Kaise Bachegi Comedy?Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag, who is now a Twitter sensation, will share his views, opinions and more on Sehwag Ki Twittergiri! Anupam Shrivastava, Chairperson and Managing Director, BSNL is slated to speak on the Telecom Revolution.This will be followed by the session Paisa Yeh Paisa with comedians Raju Srivastav, Sunil Pal, Zakir Khan, Aditi Mittal and Nitin Gupta (Rivaldo).Kashmir Issue will be debated in the session Mission Kashmir with Jitendra Singh, MoS, Prime Minister’s office, Muzaffar Hussain Baig, Senior Leader, J&K People’s Democratic Party and Manish Tewari, Senior Leader, Congress.Farooq Abdullah, Former Chief Minister, J&K will speak in the special session Kashmir par Abdullah Deewana.The session UP Ka Big Boss Kaun? will see debates on the politics of Uttar Pradesh between Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, MoS (IC) for Minority Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, Raj Babbar, President, Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee and Naresh Agrawal, MP, Rajya Sabha, Samajwadi Party.There is a session with Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, where he will speak on Aadha Ho Gaya, Aadha Baaki Hai.Agenda Aaj Tak is the flagship Hindi News event from the TV Today Network Ltd that has seen the most illustrious personalities coming together to define the national agenda. The success of the first four editions has clearly established, Agenda Aaj Tak as the largest news event in the national language. The event in its 5th year will focus on the biggest subjects in the national mindspace right from politics, social issues, industry initiatives, culture and more, thus setting the stage for the most crucial national decisions.advertisementAlso Read:Nitin Gadkari at Agenda Aaj Tak 2015: Listen to Modi and Rajnath, not Sakshi MaharajI will be launching my sons in Bollywood next year: Sunny Deol at Agenda Aaj Taklast_img read more

Video: UEFA Nations League explained

first_imgMertesacker refutes Germany race division amid Ozil retirement storm Unlucky England must adapt to beat the best No way back for Ozil as Germany fail to tackle racism claims or World Cup disaster Maguire: England don’t understand Nations League concept! Griezmann: I deserve to be in Ballon d’Or top threelast_img

Shraddha Kapoor on Saina Nehwal biopic: We begin shooting in September

first_imgIt was in April 2017 that Shraddha Kapoor was roped in for Saina Nehwal biopic. When bets were placed on Deepika Padukone to portray the badminton player’s life on reel, makers took everyone by surprise by casting Shraddha. And thus began the training.But it’s been more than a year since the announcement, and the film hasn’t gone on floors. Rumours of the much-talked-about project being put at the backburner spread like wildfire recently. However, Shraddha has finally opened up on her talked-about film and revealed that she will begin shooting for the film in September.Shraddha, who has been practicing badminton for many months now, says that she still has a long way to go. And that’s the reason the makers won’t shoot for the badminton chunks before early next year.”It’s a difficult sport, very challenging, but I’m enjoying myself. I’ve already taken 3840 classes, but there’s still a long way to go which is why even though we start filming next month, we will shoot the badminton scenes only early next year.”Apart from Saina, Shraddha currently has Prabhas-starrer Saaho and Shahid Kapoor-starrer Batti Gul Meter Chalu and Stree in her kitty.ALSO READ | Not Deepika Padukone but Shraddha Kapoor to play Saina Nehwal in biopicALSO READ | Is Saina Nehwal unhappy with Shraddha Kapoor’s preparation for her biopic?ALSO WATCH | Shraddha Kapoor tells us what’s changed about her summer style”It’s a difficult sport, very challenging, but I’m enjoying myself. I’ve already taken 3840 classes, but there’s still a long way to go which is why even though we start filming next month, we will shoot the badminton scenes only early next year.”advertisementApart from Saina, Shraddha currently has Prabhas-starrer Saaho and Shahid Kapoor-starrer Batti Gul Meter Chalu and Stree in her kitty.last_img read more

New Bowl Projection For Missouri Heading Into Saturday’s Action

first_imgMissouri QB Drew Lock throwing a pass.COLUMBIA, MO – SEPTEMBER 23: Quarterback Drew Lock #3 of the Missouri Tigers passes during the game against the Auburn Tigers at Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)The Missouri Tigers have an 8-4 record, and are in the running for a solid bowl game in a few weeks. Let’s take a look at the latest regarding where Missouri football could land.Mizzou flew under the radar a bit, with how many other SEC teams thrived this season. The Tigers wound up having a really nice season under Barry Odom, whose jump seemed in flux just last year.Mizzou picked up what now looks like a really nice road win at Purdue early in the year, and beat Memphis, which looks like the likely AAC Champion as of this writing, by 32 at mid-year. Later in the year, the Tigers upset Florida in Gainesville, but they did struggle a bit against the other top SEC teams that they faced.A new bowl projection has Missouri football heading down to Memphis to play in the Liberty Bowl.On Friday, Sports Illustrated’s Eric Single released a new set of bowl projections. He projected that the Tigers will head to the Liberty Bowl to face Oklahoma State out of the Big 12.The former conference rivals have played a lot over the years, with Mizzou holding a 29-23 advantage all time. The two have met one time since conference realignment, when the Cowboys beat the Pokes 41-31 in the 2014 Cotton Bowl.Mizzou is 1-1 all-time in the Liberty Bowl, beating LSU in 1978, and falling to Purdue two years later.The Liberty Bowl will be played at 3:45 p.m. ET on December 31. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.[Sports Illustrated]last_img read more

We bounced back with flying colours: Isro chief on Chandrayaan-2 launch

first_img Next Press Trust of India SriharikotaJuly 22, 2019UPDATED: July 22, 2019 20:24 IST Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan. (Photo: PTI)”We bounced back with flying colours… success is coming after a hollow”, a beaming Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan said after the successful launch of Moon mission Chandrayaan-2, which was hit by a technical snag last week.Addressing the gathering at the mission control centre after the GLSV-MKIII-M1 injected the three-module spacecraft in a precise launch from this sport, Sivan said not only Isro and India but the entire world was waiting for the launch.”We bounced back in flying colours after the earlier technical snag. Success is coming after a hollow,” Sivan said crediting the entire Team Isro for the success.”Immediately after the technical snag was observed in an intelligent way one week back, the entire team swung into action. The work done in the next 24 hours to bring the vehicle back to normal was mind-boggling,” Sivan said.The Rs 978 crore-mission was called off on July 15 barely an hour before the lift-off after the scientists noticed a glitch in the three-stage rocket during the propellant filling phase.However, after quick remedial action, it was rescheduled for Monday and launched successfully.”I am extremely happy to announce that GSLV Mark III successfully injected Chandrayaan-2 in the defined orbit, infact the orbit is 6,000 km more than what was intended,” Sivan said.The Isro chief said the success of the mission marked the beginning of the historical journey of India towards the moon to land at a place near South Pole to carry out scientific experiments.”Not only Isro and India, but the entire globe was waiting for this mission’s success, which we achieved now,” Sivan said.advertisementThe geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle lifted-off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here into cloudy skies at 2.43 pm Monday and successfully placed the 3,850-kg Chandrayaan-2 into the earth orbit about 16 minutes later, completing the first phase of the mission.Noting that mission was yet to be completed, Sivan said the Chandrayaan-2 team was tasked with 15 “very crucial” manoeuvres in the next one-and-half months before the rover is landed on the lunar surface.”After the D-Day comes, we are going to experience 15 minutes of terror to ensure the landing is safely done near the Moon’s south pole,” Sivan said.Sivan was referring to the most complex phase of the mission when the scientists will carry out the soft landing of the rover on the Moon’s surface, expected around September 6-8.Crediting the Chandrayaan-2 team for “burning midnight oil” in the last one-and-a half years, Sivan said it was his dut to “salute” all of them who have worked for the mission’s success.Sivan expressed hope the space agency would work together, as always, for the missions in the pipeline, including Cartosat 3.Also Read | Chandrayaan-2 launched: Bullock cart to Moon, Internet documents India’s previous space missionsAlso Watch | The moment Chandrayaan 2 launched from SriharikotaGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkriti Anand Tags :Follow Chandrayaan-2 We bounced back with flying colours: Isro chief on Chandrayaan-2 launchAddressing the gathering at the mission control centre, Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan said not only Isro and India but the entire world was waiting for the launch.advertisementlast_img read more

England battle to save first Ashes Test after Steve Smith, Matthew Wade hundreds

first_imgEngland battle to save first Ashes Test after Steve Smith, Matthew Wade hundredsAustralia had a near perfect Day 4 of the 1st Ashes test. Steve Smith and Matthew Wade show with the bat was the highlight of the day before Australia declared with 397 runs lead.advertisement Associated Press BirminghamAugust 4, 2019UPDATED: August 4, 2019 23:35 IST Matthew Wade and Steve Smith both hit hundreds as Australia took a 397-run lead on Day 4 of 1st Ashes Test. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSteve Smith smashed his 2nd successive hundred in the 1st Ashes Test vs EnglandMatthew Wade hit his 3rd Test hundred to further widen Australia leadAustralia declared after 487 for and with 397 runs leadEngland must bat through the final day of the first Ashes test after Steve Smith and Matthew Wade scored centuries and Australia set the hosts an unlikely winning target of 398 on Sunday.At stumps, England was 13-0 and needing another 385 for a shock victory after Australia had the luxury of declaring at 487-7 in its second innings. England had led by 90 runs after the first innings.Rory Burns was 7 not out, and Jason Roy 6 not out, at the end of a fourth day totally dominated by Australia which had resumed only 34 runs in front on 124-3.Prolific batter Smith (142) scored his 25th test century to become only the fifth Australian and the first since Matthew Hayden in Brisbane in 2002 to register twin tons in the same Ashes match.Smith was caught behind off Chris Woakes after the Australian’s latest formidable display at Edgbaston.Smith’s 144 in the first innings rescued Australia from oblivion, and his 142 set his team on course for a victory push though Australia may come to regret not declaring earlier with showers possible on Monday morning.Wade reverse swept England captain Joe Root for a four to earn his third test century before Australia brought up the 400 mark in 96 overs. Wade was caught by Joe Denly off Ben Stokes for 110. Both Wade and Travis Head (51) shared century partnerships with Smith, as the continued absence of England’s record wicket-taker Jimmy Anderson limited bowling options.England had earlier confirmed that Anderson would not be available to bowl for the remainder of the match. He will bat if needed.advertisementAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow The AshesFollow Steve SmithFollow Matthew Wadelast_img read more

The Manual’s Top 5 Sunglasses For Summer

first_img Tattoo Ideas for Men (For When You Have No Idea) It’s nearing the end of March, and while it’s still bone-chilling temperatures for many of us, the thought of warmer weather really gets us hot. So now that we’ve thrown a pun out there, lets get started. Sunglasses. We need them to protect our eyes from harmful rays, especially after that gnarly hangover on Sunday morning. There are a plethora of cool options out this Spring, so check out some of our favorite out-of-the-box styles.-TOMS Memphis Sunglasses – Known for their shoes, but starting to get some serious recognition for their eyewear. If you really want to step out of the sandbox, try these color block versions. Hard edges, and soft lines are brought together with turquoise, tortoise, cream and yellow. You can purchase them directly from TOMS (and they’ll donate a pair of glasses to someone in need).-Wyler Sun by Oliver Peoples – These are modern, slightly oversized and bold. The translucent grey frame and blue gradient polarized lenses cool things down for those overly sunny days on the beach. You can pick up a pair at Oliver Peoples website.-Ray-Ban Wayfarers – These are always a classic. But wait, how could they change these sunglass-staples up? Well, they made them out of leather. Too cool for school, too cool for the beach. We don’t know where you could wear these without being stopped every 15 seconds. You can get them here.-Angelus by Garrett Leight -Considering that he’s the son of Oliver Peoples’ founders Larry Leight and Cindy Leight – we trust Garrett in the glasses department. Check out these matte black frames with minty fresh green lenses for an updated look with a touch of retro style. For the whole collection visit https://www.garrettleight.com/-Duckworth by Warby Parker – Who doesn’t love a good pair of Warby’s? The frames are laid-back, elegant and totally chill. Slightly rounded and one-of-a-kind thanks to their hand-mixed insets of tortoise acetate. These guys look best in painted desert with polarized blue frames. And you can’t beat the price. Get your pair here. The 9 Best Men’s Gym Shorts to Wear When You Work Out Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men Editors’ Recommendations Tan France Wants Everyone to Dress for the Job (and Life) They Want 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Giftslast_img read more

Six stories in the news for today Nov 20

first_imgSix stories in the news for Monday, Nov. 20———CANADIANS TOLD TO BRACE FOR ‘CLASSIC’ WINTEROne of Canada’s high profile weather forecasters is warning Canadians to brace for a whole lot of snow this winter. Chris Scott, The Weather Network’s chief meteorologist, says the message from his forecast team is “‘buckle up’ because it looks like a stormy winter.” The forecast says British Columbia, the Prairies, Quebec, Ontario and the Maritimes can all expect above normal levels of precipitation. But the long-range forecast also calls sustained periods of milder temperatures.———FORMER WATCHDOG WARNS FEDS ON HOUSING CASHParliament’s first budget watchdog is warning the federal government to be careful how it spends billions in new housing money over the next decade to ensure it actually makes a lasting impact. In an analysis published today, former parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page says Ottawa currently doesn’t tie homelessness and housing funding to any outcomes, meaning the money flows whether the results are good or bad.———NEBRASKA CASTS VOTE ON KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE TODAYFive commissioners in Nebraska are set to vote today on the fate of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline, potentially clearing the last major regulatory hurdle of a project once thought dead. The Nebraska Public Service Commission will vote on whether the project, which would transport 830,000 barrels of oil a day from Alberta to U.S. markets, serves the public interest. The vote comes as TransCanada continues to clean up a 5,000 barrel oil spill from it’s pipeline in nearby South Dakota.———CEREMONIES TO MARK ANNIVERSARY OF MONTREAL PROTOCOLEnvironment Minister Catherine McKenna and former prime minister Brian Mulroney will be in Montreal today to mark the 30th anniversary of a landmark treaty to protect the earth’s ozone layer. The Montreal Protocol was an international agreement signed in the city on Sept. 16, 1987 to phase out the use of chemicals being blamed for destroying the ozone layer.———COLLEGE FACULTY RETURN TO WORK AFTER STRIKECollege faculty in Ontario head back to their schools today, after a five-week strike was ended over the weekend with back-to-work legislation. The 12,000 professors, instructors, counsellors and librarians who’d been on strike since Oct. 15 will return to work today to prepare for students’ return on Tuesday. Colleges are extending their semesters so students don’t lose their terms, but student advocates say trying to condense five missed weeks into roughly two extra ones will be very stressful.———NDP TURNS TO UNUSED RULE TO KEEP BILL ALIVEIn a show of backbencher strength, NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson could become the first MP in history to force her colleagues in the House of Commons into a secret ballot to save a piece of legislation. Malcolmson plans to appeal directly to House of Commons Speaker Geoff Regan today hoping he’ll let her private members’ bill to establish a national strategy on abandoned vessels proceed to debate.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— National inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous girls and women to hold hearings in Saskatoon.— Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is in Toronto to talk about the importance of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion as part of a national speaking tour.— Alberta’s child advocate to release a report on the experiences of LGBTQ youth in the child welfare and justice systems.— The fifth round of talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement. Through to Nov. 21.— The European Union Delegation to Canada hosts the 2017 Common Security and Defence Policy Symposium in Ottawa.— Scotiabank Giller Prize to be awarded in Toronto.———last_img read more

King Mohammed VI Enjoys Seychelles Vacation after Visit to UAE

Rabat- King Mohammed VI is spending his vacation in the Seychelles, islands in the Indian Ocean, following his visit to the UAE.The king arrived on Sunday, September 2, after a five-hour plane ride from the United Arab Emirates to the Seychelles’ capital Victoria, located on Mahe, the largest island in the Seychelles. The island country lies in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar and approximately 1,600 kilometers east of Kenya. The 115 islands which make up the Seychelles are called “the land of perpetual summer” and enjoy a warm, tropical climate all year. The islands are a popular destination for beach lovers. The Seychelles has attracted the King for a second visit after his first visit to the islands in April 2015.King Mohammed VI’s visit to the UAEThe monarch visited the UAE on August 29. There he met internet chef sensation Salt Bae, who posted a picture of the meeting on Instagram.The King’s previou visit to the country was in November 2017 to operate as a mediator amid tensions between Gulf countries and Qatar, known as the “Gulf crisis.”The UAE and Morocco have already established strong economic and diplomatic relations.The Emirati minister of foreign affairs, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, commended the “distinguished” bonds between the two countries, emphasizing that the ties are at “their best.”He pointed out in 2017 that non-oil trade exchange between the two countries rose from $464 million in 2013 to $524 million in 2017. read more

UPS says global economy getting worse customers are nervous weakness in Asia

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Jul 24, 2012 5:48 pm MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – UPS expects the global economy to get worse before it gets better. Again.The world’s largest package delivery company is more pessimistic about U.S. growth than many economists. It predicts global trade will grow even slower than the world’s economies — a trend not seen since the recession. It’s making cuts in its business and reducing its earnings projections.UPS on Tuesday lowered its forecast for all of 2012 and said its third-quarter earnings will fall below last year’s results.Customers are worried about the global economy weakening in the second half of the year, the company said. Their skittishness was also felt in the second quarter, where UPS missed analysts’ expectations for both earnings and revenue. The stock fell nearly 5 per cent Tuesday.“Economies around the world are showing signs of weakening and our customers are increasingly nervous,” Chairman and CEO Scott Davis said in a conference call with analysts.That sentiment, along with similar comments from chemical maker DuPont, weighed on investors, who are already nervous about the global economy. The S&P 500 index dropped 0.5 per cent in the morning. UPS is a closely watched barometer of broader economic health because it moves millions of packages between consumers and businesses every day.UPS said it expects the U.S. economy, by far the world’s largest, will grow just 1 per cent this year. The company cited stalling growth from U.S. service companies, lower retail sales and still-high unemployment as signals that the U.S. isn’t holding up as well as UPS anticipated just three months ago.Although economists have been cutting their projections, estimates for U.S. economic growth this year are still in a range of about 1.8 per cent to 2 per cent.This marks the third straight year growth has stalled at mid-year after getting off to a promising start.UPS cut its full-year earnings forecast by 25 cents per share to $4.50 to $4.75. Wall Street had been expecting earnings of $4.82, according to FactSet.For the three months ended in June, UPS said net income rose 2 per cent to $1.12 billion, or $1.15 per share, compared with $1.09 billion, or $1.09 per share, a year earlier. Analysts expected $1.17 per share according to FactSet.Revenue for the Atlanta company rose 1.2 per cent to $13.35 billion.In the U.S., revenue rose 4 per cent from a year earlier, driven by a higher volume of packages. UPS said the increase was mostly due to a higher number of packages ordered from Internet retailers.Overseas, revenue fell 4 per cent on lower exports from Asia and falling revenue per package, an indication of lower prices.Revenue in UPS’ supply chain and freight business fell 1.7 per cent. That segment includes both UPS’ long haul trucking business and a unit that helps manufacturers streamline and make their businesses more efficient.A month ago, rival FedEx Corp. warned that slow global economic growth will crimp its earnings over the next 12 months.UPS said Tuesday that it’s cutting some flights out of Asia and reducing the frequency of others over the next several quarters to counter slowing demand. That amounts to a 10 per cent cut in capacity on Asia flights, on top of a previous 10 per cent reduction.The company warned it would take additional actions, if necessary, to bolster its financial results.UPS does see one bright spot ahead: it believes fourth-quarter earnings will be buoyed by major technology product launches ahead of the busy holiday season. Apple Inc. is expected to release a new version of the iPhone in the fall. UPS says global economy getting worse, customers are ‘nervous’; weakness in Asia and Europe read more

International philosophers coming to Brock

There will be some deep thinking coming to Niagara this week.From Thursday through Saturday, a prestigious international conference taking place at Brock University’s Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts will draw up to 60 of the world’s leading philosophers to downtown St. Catharines.The 41st edition of the annual Merleau-Ponty Circle, considered one of the most significant gatherings in Continental European thought, is being hosted by Brock’s Department of Philosophy. The conference director is associate professor Rajiv Kaushik, whose research on conference namesake Maurice Merleau-Ponty includes the 2011 book Art and Institution: Aesthetics in the Late Works of Merleau-Ponty and the 2013 book Art, Language and Figure in Merleau-Ponty: Excursions in Hyper-Dialectic.Brock had presented a proposal to host the annual conference when the 2014 event was held in Geneva. This week, scholars from as far away as China and Australia will be in Niagara for the 2016 Merleau-Ponty Circle.The conference theme this year is “Merleau-Ponty: Doing Philosophy from the Outside,” and seeks to open up the meaning of philosophy to other disciplines. The theme is a play on a series of 1948 radio lectures given by Merleau-Ponty titled “Man Seen from the Outside.” Merleau-Ponty was deeply engaged with a variety of fields apart from philosophy, and the conference aims to continue this approach to philosophy by encouraging connections between philosophy and other academic disciplines.The conference is scheduled in a way that allows all participants to attend all presentations. This, says Kaushik, gives scholars “the rare opportunity to engage in a deep and sustained way with the research of other presenters, who are generally internationally well-regarded scholars.”This year’s keynote speakers include:Rudolf Bernet, from the University of Leuven, Belgium, who has published hundreds of articles in psychoanalysis and phenomenology, and authored a number of widely-acclaimed books.Veronique Foti, a Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Penn State University. She is a leading researcher in Merleau-Ponty scholarship and works in the areas of European, Continental and Ancient philosophies, as well as philosophy of art and literary theory.Edward S. Casey, from Stony Brook University in New York, was the president of the American Philosophical Association (Easter Division) 2009-2010 and works in the areas of phenomenology, aesthetics, philosophy of space and time, ethic, perception and psychoanalytic theory. His research investigates place and space, including landscape paintings and maps.The entire conference takes place at the Marilyn I. Walker School for Fine and Performing Arts and First Ontario Performing Arts Centre.More information can be found on the conference website.The public is welcome to view the conference art work in the MIWSFPA Visual Art Gallery during regular gallery hours. read more

Universities that pressure sell unconditional offers are unethical Education Secretary warns

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Universities that “pressure sell” unconditional offers are “unethical”, the Education Secretary has warned as he urges institutions to stop the practice.Damian Hinds has called for a review of university admissions, arguing that it is unacceptable for students to feel “backed into a corner” when deciding which offer to take up.The number of unconditional offers has risen sharply in recent years, with students now 30 times more likely to receive one than five years ago. Fierce competition between universities to attract students has seen sixth form pupils increasingly offered places regardless of their exam results.Some institutions hand out “incentivised” offers, where they tell students that their offer will be unconditional but only if they accept it as their first choice university.The universities watchdog has warned that applying “psychological pressure” or “creating an impression of urgency” in decision making could be a potential breach of consumer protection law. The Office for Students (OfS) published a report in January that examined the impact of unconditional offers on students’ decision making. It found that applicants who accept an unconditional offer are more likely to miss their predicted A-level grades by two or more grades. “It is simply unacceptable for universities to adopt pressure-selling tactics, which are harming students’ grades in order to fill places,” Mr Hinds said.“‘Conditional unconditional’ offers are damaging the reputation of the institutions involved and our world-leading sector as a whole.” Mr Hinds said he intends to write to 23 institutions – including Birmingham University which is a member of the Russell Group – “urging them to stamp out this unethical practice”. Under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, “aggressive” selling tactics are banned, which includes a seller exerting “undue influence” on a consumer by psychological means.According to the regulations, “undue influence means exploiting a position of power in relation to the consumer so as to apply pressure, even without using or threatening to use physical force, in a way which significantly limits the consumer’s ability to make an informed decision”.Headteachers have been increasingly concerned about the impact that unconditional offers have on student motivation and achievement.They have complained that students who are awarded unconditional offers “take their foot off the gas” because they are no longer concerned about their grades.Nottingham University, Sussex University and St Mary’s University, Twickenham have announced that they will no longer make unconditional offers.John Brewer, Pro Vice Chancellor of St Mary’s University, said in October that he ended unconditional offers in a bid to “maintain standards of entry”.Nicola Dandridge, chief executive of the Office for Students (OfS), said: “It is not in students’ interests to push them into decisions that may not be right for them, and admissions practices are clearly not working if they are having a negative impact on students’ choices or outcomes.”A spokesman for Universities UK said there are benefits they are working with Ucas to review guidance on unconditional offers. “It is essential that admissions processes and policies are fair and transparent, underpinned by clear criteria and in the best interest of students,” they said. read more

ITT waterrelated businesses to be spun off as a standalone water technology

first_imgITT Corp plans to separate the company’s businesses into three distinct, publicly traded companies. Under the plan, ITT would execute tax-free spinoffs to shareholders of its water-related businesses and its Defense & Information Solutions segment. Following completion of the transaction, ITT will continue to trade on the New York Stock Exchange as an industrial company that supplies highly engineered solutions. “For nearly a century, ITT has been known for transformative strategies that create value for customers and shareowners,” said Steve Loranger, chairman, president and chief executive officer of ITT. “In recent years, we have nurtured and grown our unique portfolio of businesses, which are now poised to emerge as three strong and focused standalone companies, with leading products and market positions, highly skilled employees and tremendous value-generating potential for shareowners. Each new company will be more nimble and able to build stronger, more intimate customer relationships to accelerate mutual success.“We believe each of these future companies will be strategically well positioned for growth, nicely capitalized, with global capabilities, outstanding operating track records and world-class leadership. In addition, we believe the transformation plan will provide more focused opportunities for our employees, who will be instrumental in the future success of all three companies.”Following completion of the spinoff, a standalone water technology corporation with a new corporate brand name will be formed through the combination of three of ITT’s current businesses: Residential & Commercial Water, Flow Control and Water & Wastewater (including biological, filtration and disinfection treatment and analytics). This company will be a global leader, with a very broad suite of innovative equipment, systems and applications.The company is expected to benefit from an already strong installed base, driving attractive aftermarket opportunities, as well as a diverse global footprint with approximately 55% of revenues coming from international markets and strong emerging market growth prospects. Pro forma 2011 revenue for the future water technology business is estimated at $3.6 billion.The water technology businesses will become a new company to be led by Gretchen McClain, currently President of ITT Fluid and Motion Control, who will serve as its future CEO. Its Executive Chairman of the board will be Steve Loranger, currently Chairman, President and CEO of ITT Corp.last_img read more

CCTV video emerges of moments surrounding Kim JongNam airport poisoning

first_img 9 Comments Feb 20th 2017, 11:05 AM Share27 Tweet Email1 By AFP CCTV video emerges of moments surrounding Kim Jong-Nam airport ‘poisoning’ The estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un died in Kuala Lumpur airport last Monday. Monday 20 Feb 2017, 11:05 AM http://jrnl.ie/3248726 Still from footage shown in Japanese media of purported moment Kim Jong-Nam is poisoned in Kuala Lumpur airport Source: YoutubeNORTH KOREA AND Malaysia have exchanged barbs over the investigation into the killing of leader Kim Jong-Un’s brother, as footage emerged of the moment he was fatally attacked in Kuala Lumpur airport.Malaysia’s probe has put five North Koreans in the frame for the airport assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, but Pyongyang said it had no faith in the investigation and claimed Kuala Lumpur was in cahoots with “hostile forces”.The diplomatic confrontation gathered pace today when Malaysia recalled its envoy to North Korea and summoned Pyongyang’s ambassador Kang Chol for a dressing down.But an unbowed Kang hit back.“It has been seven days since the incident, but there is no clear evidence on the cause of death and at the moment we cannot trust the investigation by the Malaysian police”, he told reporters in the Malaysian capital.Pyongyang has also criticised Malaysia for carrying out a post-mortem examination without North Korean permission – a complaint Kuala Lumpur said was groundless.“The ministry emphasised that as the death occurred on Malaysian soil under mysterious circumstances, it is the responsibility of the Malaysian government to conduct an investigation to identify the cause of death,” the foreign ministry said. Source: 葉榮添/YouTubeThe Malaysian government takes very seriously any unfounded attempt to tarnish its reputation. The Malaysian Government views the criticism… as baseless.Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak backed those running the probe, saying it would be “very professional”.“I have absolute confidence that they are very objective in whatever they do,” he said in his first comments since news of the killing broke.We have no reason why we want to do something that would paint the North Koreans in a bad light. But we would be objective and we expect them to understand that we apply the rule of law in Malaysia.SlumpedCCTV footage aired on Japanese television gave the first public glimpse of the apparent moment Jong-Nam was attacked at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.The dramatic film shows two women approaching a man – identified as Jong-Nam – with one of them grabbing him from behind and appearing to push a cloth in his face.The man is then seen talking to airport staff and apparently explaining to them what had happened, gesturing to his head.The staff then lead him to the airport clinic.Photographs showing a man slumped in a chair at the clinic, consistent with the CCTV images of the attack, were published in the Malaysian press over the weekend.Seoul has pointed the finger of blame at Pyongyang for the attack last Monday, citing a “standing order” from the leader to kill his elder sibling and a failed assassination bid in 2012 after he criticised the regime.The claim was bolstered over the weekend, with Malaysian police saying they believed five North Koreans were involved in the killing.One of them was already in custody, and four are believed to have fled the country on the day of the murder.Detectives are also holding an Indonesian woman and her Malaysian boyfriend, as well as a Vietnamese woman.Three other North Koreans were wanted for questioning, police said.MurderAt least three of the wanted North Koreans took a flight from Jakarta to Dubai on the evening of the murder, an Indonesian immigration official said.They had travelled from Malaysia to Jakarta and after Dubai returned to Pyongyang via Russia, Malaysian media quoted official sources as saying.South Korea’s Unification Minister Hong Yong-Pyo said today it was becoming even more clear that the North Korean government was behind the killing of Kim Jong-Nam.“The Malaysian government is prudently investigating the case and we think it’s significant that it officially announced North Korean suspects were involved,” Hong told reporters.Kim Jong-Nam was once thought to be the natural successor to his father, the then-North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il.But after Jong-Il’s death in 2011 the succession went instead to his younger son Kim Jong-Un.Reports of purges and executions have emerged from the current regime as Jong-Un tries to strengthen his grip on power in the face of international pressure over his nuclear and missile programmes.© – AFP, 2017Read: Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom to be sent to the US to face fraud trialRead: Hitler’s personal telephone sells for €228,000 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL 32,778 Views last_img read more

New opinion poll shows drop in popularity for Sinn Féin

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share13 Tweet Email 179 Comments Mar 30th 2019, 6:57 PM 27,886 Views File photo of Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald. Image: PA Wire/PA Images File photo of Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald. A NEW OPINION poll has shown some slight gains in popularity for Fianna Fáil and others, but a significant drop in popularity for Sinn Féin.The Red C / Sunday Business Poll showed popularity remained static for Fine Gael – with the party remaining on 31 points.Popularity rose slightly for Fianna Fáil, with the party rising one point to 25. Independents followed this at 15 points, unchanged from the last poll.The significant result was for Sinn Féin, which saw its popularity drop by five points to 13, which will come as a blow to the party.There is a 3 point margin of error in the poll. The full results are: New opinion poll shows drop in popularity for Sinn Féin The Red C / Sunday Business Poll showed popularity remained static for Fine Gael. Fine Gael 31 (-)Fianna Fáil 25 (+1)Independents 15 (-)Sinn Fein 13 (-5)Labour 5 (-)Greens 3 (+1)Independent Alliance 3 (+1)SocDems 3 (+1)Solidarity-PBP 2 (+1)Aontú (<1)Renua (<1)Other Parties (<1) By Cormac Fitzgerald Short URL Image: PA Wire/PA Images Saturday 30 Mar 2019, 6:57 PM https://jrnl.ie/4569082 last_img read more

De Bruyne only interested in beating Brazil

first_imgKevin De Bruyne is not interested in whether Belgium’s upcoming World Cup game against Brazil is being considered as a “classic” and the only thing he is interested in is winningThe Red Devils will face the five-time winners on Friday in what is widely being viewed as a mouth-watering tie with Belgium’s golden generation of De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku set to go head-to-head with Brazil’s star duo of Neymar and Philippe Coutinho.But for De Bruyne, the only thing that matters is winning.“I don’t really care if it’s a classic or not,” he said, as stated on the Daily Star.“If we get a scrappy 1-0 in the last minute I’ll be happy.“Yes, Brazil are a good side but I think every team left in the tournament has great qualities. We have great offensive qualities, Brazil have great offensive qualities.”Belgium were fortunate to have been able to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament after falling two goals down against Japan before mounting a stunning late comeback to seal a 3-2 win.But De Bruyne knows they cannot allow that to happen against a side with the quality of Brazil.“The goal is always to be better and there are always lessons to be taken,” he said.Neymar, BrazilNeymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.“We have to do our job against Brazil. You have to win the game. You can play bad, but you have to win. You can play good, but you have to win. If you don’t, then you go home.“We want to try and stay until the end.”Teammate Marouane Fellaini is expecting a “tough” encounter against Tite’s men, but has confidence in the Belgium squad ahead of their biggest game in years.“Yeah it’s been a very good week but the most important thing is we’re through to the quarter-finals,” said the 30-year-old.“The next match will be tough. We know the quality of Brazil, the quality of their players, so it will be a good test for us.“But I think we are a good group with good players and a good mentality.“We’re more mature than before and we’ve been working together for a long time, you can’t forget that. So we have a big game on Friday and want to show everyone what we can do.”Belgium will not solely be focusing on Neymar: “Of course they have Neymar, yes, but they’ve got Coutinho, Firmino and Jesus as well,”“I don’t want to put pressure on our players but we have quality up front too.”last_img read more

Police searching for Pompano Beach truck thief

first_imgPOMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are looking for a man who broke into and drove off with a truck in Pompano Beach.Surveillance cameras captured the crime outside a business on South Dixie Highway near Southwest Third Street, two weeks ago.A man is seen on the footage breaking in through the passenger door of the truck and driving off.If you have any information on this theft, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Matt Damon returns to catch you up on Jason Bourne in 90

first_imgThere’s no denying that Matt Damon is an accomplished actor, writer, and producer. He’s also been incredibly smart when it comes to his career. He’s managed to do, at least, one project a year since he made his movie debut in Mystic Pizza in 1988. Well, he missed ’91 and ’94, but he was still a relative newbie at that point.That sort of longevity is rare in Hollywood and, in Damon’s case, he’s been able to crossover between indie films and blockbusters with relative ease because he’s had the financial security to do so.And when it comes to Damon and blockbusters, one stands above the rest: Robert Ludlum’s most well-known characters, Jason Bourne.When Damon starred as Jason Bourne in 2002’s The Bourne Identity, he became a bonafide action star almost overnight. The movie did so well that The Bourne Supremacy followed on 2004 and The Bourne Ultimatum soon after in 2007. All three movies were box office hits and there’s no doubt that Matt Damon and the Bourne name were synonymous.Of course, doing a Bourne movie every couple of years is liable to cramp your style if you’re the kind of guy who wants to work with other directors or make different types of movies. So it makes sense that, when he was approached to do a fourth Bourne movie, Damon passed.That’s how Jeremy Renner ended up starring in 2012’s The Bourne Legacy, the first Bourne movie to miss at the box office badly enough that it didn’t make back it’s original budget.I don’t think we’ll ever know if Matt Damon has returned to the role of Jason Bourne because he’s helping resuscitate a franchise that’s given him so much or if he just wanted to get back into Bourne’s shoes and run around a little, but he’s bringing both his star power and sense of humor to the game and it’s definitely working to remind people why they love Jason Bourne.Here he is, breaking down everything you need to know to be ready to see Jason Bourne in 90 seconds.Having watched all of the Bourne movies to date, I likely would have seen the new installment no matter what, but having Matt Damon back is much more likely to put my butt in a theater seat –– which is what I’m betting everyone’s hoping for. Jason Bourne is out July 29.last_img read more

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first_img Related Content Organizations on the path to compliance:Organized radiation safety committee that conducts regular standards reviewsOpen communication with clinical staff regarding radiation safety best practicesDevelopment of a dynamic radiation safety programDefined radiation safety incidents and incident management policies and proceduresExploration of technical solutions to monitor and capture patient radiation dose February 6, 2014 — The topic of radiation safety and radiation dose monitoring has moved from state-specific regulations to a national trend with The Joint Commission’s (TJCs) recent announcement of their “New and Revised Diagnostic Imaging Standards.” The call for dose management and tracking has graduated from being advised to being mandated — from both a legal perspective and from within the world of healthcare’s patient safety foundation. The question that many organizations find themselves asking is “Where does this leave me?” and “Are we prepared for compliance?” News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Feature | February 06, 2014 | Neomi Mullens, Acendian Healthcare Consulting Joint Commission Releases Imaging Standards The answer and call to action came in December 2013 when TJC released their “New and Revised Diagnostic Imaging Standards.” The announcement of TJCs revised imaging standards blankets all TJC accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory health care organizations that provide diagnostic imaging services effective July 1, 2014, with additional requirements to be phased in by 2015. The only question that remains is, “Are you prepared for the integration of and compliance with these new standards?” Organizations not prepared for compliance with TJC standards:Lack of organizational radiation safety committee and regular radiation safety meetingsRadiology exams being performed by unregistered and uncertified technologistsInability to track patient radiation dose history or exam history within patient recordsOutdated and sub-standard CT protocol useNo policies or procedures regarding radiation dose tracking or incident management Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Organizations prepared to comply with and embrace new radiation standards:Implementation of a robust and dynamic radiation safety programEngaged radiation safety committee and physicist who regulate radiation safety practices and initiatives on a regular basisAnnual performance evaluations of imaging equipment by a medical physicistRegistration and certification of all radiology technologistsUpdated protocols for all imaging procedures including the pediatric populationMethod for collecting and storing patient dose data within the patient’s clinical recordCollection of data on incidents where pre-identified radiation dose limits have been exceeded Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more The race to implement reform and effective solutions around radiation dose safety was brought to the forefront when some states took a very progressive initial stance regarding patient safety and quality by creating control measures to govern certain radiology procedures that utilize radiation dose as part of an exam. 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Following the legal reforms, numerous hospitals and healthcare organizations outside of these states quickly embraced the call for radiation dose safety changes by beginning to build more robust radiation safety programs and re-evaluating internal radiation safety practices. Many of these organizations are top tier healthcare providers who are often looked to for setting standards and trends within the healthcare industry. The restructuring of their radiation safety initiatives included enhancing current practices around computed tomography (CT) protocol reviews, the development of incident management policies and procedures, procurement of new technologies and software to track and monitor radiation dose and the revision of general workflows and daily practices for performing radiology exams. Several entities have adopted radiation safety initiatives such as these in an effort to become compliant according to their own organizational standards and goals. With these self-initiated efforts underway, many organizations are ahead of the game, but where will the standardization among efforts come into play? Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more In assessing your organization’s preparedness to efficiently and effectively comply with the upcoming standards and regulations, it may be helpful to understand where you stand in forming internal radiation safety policies and whether you are on the path to success or need to drive initiatives harder in order to deliver responsible healthcare. Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more With new radiation management spreading throughout the industry, the expectation and demand for optimized radiation safety practices will drive healthcare organizations to implement new methodologies and programs to keep up with highly competitive industry-wide initiatives. Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Editor’s note: This article is from the AHRA (Association for Medical Imaging Management) newsletter. Neomi Mullens is a project manager at Ascendian Healthcare Consulting, and a frequent and published contributor to the subject of enterprise dose management and tracking. For more information: www.ascendian.com, ahraonline.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s.last_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Arizona Cardinals defensive end Cory Redding (90) jumps over Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) after intercepting a pass during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson) “When you have Josh (Mauro), when you have Rodney Gunter, you have Xavier (Williams), Calais (Campbell), Frostee (Rucker), myself, you have a lot of guys that have been around each other for a while, have seen other guys play from around the league, now we’re all together,” Redding told Doug and Wolf on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Tuesday morning. “Really good, high IQ football, but at the same time really good people.”Redding said when you get players who have good attitudes and are good men, “it’s easy to go out there and play and lay it on the line for the man next to you.”The veteran said the Cardinals have something special in their defensive line room as well as their defense as a whole, and while the team could very easily be 5-0, having one loss on their record right now isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Redding said if mistakes are going to be made, he’d rather them be now.“I would like to welcome the mistakes so we can continue to tweak them and mold them and change them and come up with different ways to attack different guys from our schemes and protections and stuff like that,” he said. “I want to play our best ball in January and February.” Your browser does not support the audio element. “But other than that, I’m sitting back, helping the young boys, piggybacking off of the veteran leaders that are here and just playing hard ball when I can for my teammates when my number is called.”That will be the plan for as long as they are calling his number. At 34 years of age, Redding understands his career is closer to its end than its beginning. He’s been to the playoffs five times, including the AFC Championship Game with the Colts last season. He’s never reached the Super Bowl, though. Add it all together and it’s no wonder he has no trouble getting motivated for games.“That’s who I am because I know in the blink of an eye this game can be taken away from me,” he said. “And I’m truly blessed with skills and talent that a lot of people on this earth would wish to have. A lot of folks wish to walk, a lot of folks wish to talk, and to hit, and to move and to run, I can do these things on a daily basis.“So I’m truly blessed, so why not go out there and maximize on the gifts that I was given on the field every Sunday? Why not? Why hold back? Because once this Sunday is gone, that game is gone. When it’s triple zeros on the clock I will never get that opportunity back again. So go out there and lay it on the line one more time.” Comments Share Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Redding added that unlike other sports, football guarantees just 16 games per season, meaning you have precious few opportunities to make an impact.“Anything after that is extra, that’s a bonus,” he said. “So I’m trying to go, my teammates are trying to go as hard as we can because we know these games in September and October set us up for December and January, and that’s where we want to be.“We want to be in the top, strong going into the playoffs. We don’t want limp in trying to get a win just to be a Wild Card — forget that. We’ve got too much talent on this team to do that. So I’m always up. That’s just me, and that’s Calais and everybody else on this team. That’s what I like about it.” – / 14center_img Cory Redding came to the Arizona Cardinals with 12 years of NFL experience under his belt.Never a star in the true sense of the word, the third-round pick of the Detroit Lions in the 2003 NFL Draft has been a solid and productive defensive lineman, racking up 35.5 sacks over stops with the Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens and Indianapolis Colts.This season, in Arizona, he has collected three total tackles along with one interception, which came in last Sunday’s win over the Lions. The victory improved the team’s record to 4-1, and the way Redding sees it, much of the success can be credited to the team’s mentality. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires That big picture viewpoint is one that Redding has likely learned over the course of his career. His experiences on different, successful teams gives him a track record that not everyone in the locker room has. Though this is his first season in Arizona, he is already looked at as one of the team’s leaders.“The biggest thing is you have to be yourself,” he said of how that happens, adding you can’t act one way with one team and then come to a new team trying to be someone different. “Just be yourself. As long as you do that and not come in loud and just demanding the roles that I was given or earned on other teams from Day 1, it makes it easy for the guys to welcome you.”Redding said when he arrived in the desert his goal was to lead from the shadows because, in reality, there were already plenty of leaders already on the roster. He pointed to Larry Fitzgerald, Campbell, Rucker, Carson Palmer, Patrick Peterson and Rashad Johnson.“You have all these great leaders here, why would I come in here and try to step on their toes? No,” he said. “So I’m going to go ahead and piggyback off of them, step in and say things when I absolutely need to. 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