Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “That’s the biggest challenge because depth is so imperative in this league.” 0 Comments   Share   Trying to predict what the Cardinals will do with their cap space, aside from keeping their own free agents, is likely an effort in futility. But when it comes to trying to upgrade a roster that finished last season 7-8-1 but still has aging veteran stars in QB Carson Palmer and WR Larry Fitzgerald, surely GM Steve Keim, head coach Bruce Arians and their crew will look to add some fresh faces to the mix.The tricky part is the balancing act he must do with regards to trying to win now while not mortgaging the future.“It’s a tough double-edged sword, really, for me,” Keim told Doug and Wolf on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Friday as part of Newsmakers Week. “Because there are guys like Carson and Larry that you know that the end is sooner than later, so you have to try to build around them and try to, so to speak, go for it now.“But that’s our mindset every year; we’re never going to feel like we’re in a rebuilding phase.”Keim said he feels like the organization owes its fans that much, being aggressive in free agency in the draft in an effort to win.“But you also have to keep in mind that you’re going to do the right thing for the organization long-term,” he said. “That’s the biggest challenge, is to make sure that I can look in the mirror and realize that whether it’s the way we structure contracts, whether it’s the way we draft, or whether it’s the way we sign free agents, that this is the best thing for the organization not just for now, but for the next three or four years.” Your browser does not support the audio element. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories While we do not yet know the exact dollar amount of the 2017 NFL salary cap, one thing that is certain is it will rise from the $155,270,000 it was in 2016.For the Cardinals, that’s probably a good thing.According to Spotrac.com, the Cardinals already have $136,936,103 committed to contracts for next season, which gives them nearly $35.5 million of space. The latter number places them 17th in the NFL and third in the NFC West, with the 49ers ($81.89 million) and Rams ($38.99 million) having more to spend and the Seahawks ($26.62 million) boasting less. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires We’ve already taken a look at their list of more than 20-plus free agents, and in the coming weeks we’ll likely get a bit more clarity regarding what the Cardinals plan on doing with each of them. On Friday, Keim would not commit to the team making a big splash in free agency, though he did say they will be aggressive throughout the process.Based on their current cap situation, they will have some room to work with. But how steadfast Keim will be in putting focus and resources into the 2017 season, which many see as the last in the team’s current window, is up in the air, mostly because Keim does not see it as a one-year deal.“Because you never know what’s going to happen,” he said.Keim compared it to the idea of a team drafting for need when what a team needs in April may be different than what it requires during the season.“If you look at Larry and Carson’s situation, if you’re basically saying that’s really all we have or those are the two primary players that we’re going to build around, what would happen if Carson Palmer went down in training camp and missed the season or Larry Fitzgerald went down and missed the season?” he said. “The way we build this roster is you have to look at our depth chart and you have to think to yourself when you’re building the 53 man, that any of these players could go down, or a number of them could go down, and how can we function if they do? LISTEN: Steve Keim, Cardinals general manager Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, right, celebrates with wide receiver John Brown after scoring during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

LE LOCLE Switzerland — A JaegerLeCoultre Master

first_imgLE LOCLE, Switzerland — A Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Tourbillon Calibre 978 wristwatch has won the first timing competition in more than 35 years, gaining 909 points out of a perfect timing score of 1,000.It was closely followed in second place by a Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2 with 908 points. The result certifies the Master Tourbillon as the most precise mechanical wristwatch made today, according to a press release received by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine.The Chronometrie 2009 International timing competition for mechanical wristwatches was held to mark the 50th anniversary of the watch museum in Le Locle. This watchmaking town in Canton Neuchâtel, Switzerland, was known in the pre-quartz-watch era for its chronometers. It was the first timing competition since the Neuchâtel observatory held the last trial in 1972.A total of 16 watches entered the competition and six were eliminated during the 45 days of timing trials held at Switzerland’s chronometer-testing institute, COSC, in Biel and at the Besançon observatory in neighbouring France.The competition jury was chaired by Professor Michel Mayor, discoverer of extra-solar planets and astrophysician at the Geneva Observatory where the first chronometer testing process was developed in 1879. An honorary committee, headed by Swiss astronaut, Professor Claude Nicolier of the federal technical school in Lausanne (EPFL), ensured the integrity of the result. Mr Claude-Henri Chabloz of the Le Locle museum presided over the organising committee, which included representatives of the Swiss Society for Chronometry, COSC, the Besançon observatory and the ARC technical high school in Le Locle.The results of the competition, kept secret since it ended in October, were announced at a ceremony at the museum on December 3, 2009.Jaeger-LeCoultre, which produces in-house the entire range of parts required to build watch movements as well as most exterior components, has kept alive precision timing skills with the 1000 Hours Control introduced in 1992, which tests the timekeeping performance and reliability of its watches in conditions of daily wear.In 2009, reaffirming its pioneering role and leadership status among fine watch manufacturers, Jaeger-LeCoultre developed a new label of quality and accuracy, the 1000 Hours Chrono, which applies the ISO 3159 chronometer norms and focuses on precision timekeeping. This new label was specially created for the Master Grande Tradition watch with its silicon escapement and is entirely in line with the brand’s ongoing commitment to certified quality. In keeping with its avant-garde traditions, these two Jaeger-LeCoultre labels represent a major innovation by testing the accuracy of finished watches and not just of the movements alone without their complications.http://www.jaeger-lecoultre.comlast_img read more