Get 2018 off to a flying start with Air Tahiti Nui New Year SaleGet 2018 off to a flying start with Air Tahiti Nui New Year SaleAir Tahiti Nui is offering Australians a fun and achievable New Year’s resolution in 2018 – the trip of a lifetime.As part of the airline’s annual New Year Sale, Air Tahiti Nui has discounted flights to Tahiti and Bora Bora, bringing the ultimate getaway within reach of more Australians.On sale until 24 January 2018, return economy airfares from Sydney to Papeete are priced from just $1149* per person.Meanwhile return economy airfares from Sydney to Bora Bora start from $1675* per person.Air Tahiti Nui Regional Manager Australia Alan Roman said the New Year Sale was a great way to add one of the world’s most sought-after destinations to the 2018 travel calendar and get the year off to a flying start.“There’s no better way to start a new year than with something truly exciting to look forward to. Just a hop and a skip across the Pacific, the Islands of Tahiti offer a picture-perfect year-round destination for sun-seeking Aus-tralians wanting a relaxing sojourn on the palm-fringed shores of a Tahitian paradise like Bora Bora,” Mr Roman said.“While not all New Year’s resolutions are easy to keep, we hope our New Year Sale makes it easier for Austral-ians to stick to at least one in 2018 – taking the trip of a lifetime to a destination of their dreams.”For more information or to book visit www.airtahitinui.com.au*Subject to availability, terms and conditions apply. Travel is valid from 21 January to 31 October 2018 with some blackout periods during peak times. Prices quoted include government, airport, security and border fees based on a Sydney departure. Flights are also available from Melbourne and BrisbaneSource = Air Tahiti Nui
South Africa has launched a number of plans focusing to make India its biggest tourism source market expecting five lakh Indian travellers by 2020.South Africa Country Manager, Hanneli Slabber said, “We are consistently increasing our marketing spends in India. We expect about 12% growth in arrivals this year. South Africa is working with airlines to improve connectivity, and also on delivery on home ground to improve the travel experience for Indians.”South African Airways (SAA) will add several more destinations in India within the coming month, following the launch of a new codeshare partnership with Etihad and Jet Airways. SAA will re-route its Indian flights through Abu Dhabi, allowing passengers to continue onwards to India with either Etihad or Jet. This will also increase SAA’s footprint in India, adding new services to Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai.The new immigration policy also announced which now allows business executives from BRICS nations to get a visa up to 10 years depending on the validity of the passport and an extended validity for intra-company work permits. To facilitate the visa process, it has also added seven more centres in India.
It was branded Britain’s most disappointing tourist attraction, but Banksy’s Dismaland has been a shot in the arm for Weston-super-Mare, attracting thousands of people to the town. Dismaland has sold out every day for five weeks, and tourism chiefs in North Somerset predict it has brought £20m of business to the seaside town.Source: BBC
A proposal will be sent to the West Bengal state government to start tourist trails surrounding Mother Teresa who has been declared a Saint by the Vatican.“We would request the state government to promote tourism surrounding her. They should build up promotion of Mother Teresa’s memorial,” said IATO President Subhash Goyal.West Bengal tourism department will also start a new outdoor campaign christened ‘Experience Bengal’, at the airports of Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata to attract more tourists to the state. Besides, television commercials for the campaign will also be launched, featuring state Brand Ambassador Shahrukh Khan.
Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals surged 22.8% in March 2016, compared to last year, with India surging ahead of China and key Western European generating markets growing 30 to 40%. In the first quarter of 2016, arrivals were up by 22.1% to 584,818.Visitors from South Asia rose 28.6% to 96,913 with Indian arrivals surging 38.2% to 30,170 from a year earlier. Indian arrivals in the first quarter rose 32.2% to 85,624, overtaking China despite arrivals rising 46% to 77,914.At an event in Arugam Bay recently, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) re-launched its flagship mobile service. The concept behind the mobile service is to provide licensing and other related services to the tourism industry in regions where by reducing them having to come to the head office in Colombo.SLTDA conducted the mobile service which delivers various services such as hotel inspections, issuance of business licenses, tourism training etc. with assistance of International Finance Corporation (IFC). During the mobile service, for the first time, SLTDA was able to process, print and issue licenses to tourism business operators such as hotels, restaurants in the area.
Thailand will be the place to be during their most celebrated Songkran Festival that marks Thai New Year on April 13, 2017.Various events have been planned as a part of Amazing Songkran Experience festival 2017 that will take place at Benjasiri Park in Bangkok between April 8-13, 2017; where all tourists and locals enjoy the memorable Thai New Year. The event will showcase unique local experiences, colourful parades that highlight the myths and culture associated with Songkran Festival and provide an insight into some of the fascinating Songkran traditions from every part of Thailand.One can participate in workshops and learn to make Thai scented water and flowers. Songkran-related snacks and desserts from all regions of Thailand will be served, like Khao Chae– steamed rice in jasmine-scented iced water served with savoury accompaniments and many more which will enable visitors to get a taste of the vibrancy and variety of the kingdom’s cuisine. There will be many cultural performances and local edutainment activities like Thai Blind Boxing, Thai chilli paste making and many more.
Spain continues leading the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) ranking yet again in 2017 as recently published by the World Economic Forum. This is the second time that the WEF (World Economic Forum) appoints Spain as the most competitive country for travel and tourism after leading the ranking in 2015.The World Economic Forum Report benchmarks the performance of 136 economies through measuring four broad factors of competitiveness. Spain maintains the first place with an overall score of 5.43 out of 7, followed by France (5.32), Germany (5.28), Japan (5.26) and United Kingdom (5.20).The success of Spain can be attributed to its wide and unique offer of both cultural and natural resources. The richness of cultural and natural assets is also recognised by UNESCO where it is the third country in the ranking with 45 sites listed as World Heritage. Furthermore, also remarkable are the scores gained in the tourism service infrastructure, the air transport connectivity and strong policy support.The country has also obtained good scores in Safety and security, ground and port infrastructure and health and hygiene. In general, the key of Spanish success is to obtain scores over the average in most of the 14 pillars analysed.
Government of Kerala has decided to implement Responsible Tourism across the state. The government gave the administrative sanction to launch the Responsible Tourism Mission (RTM) in July. The RTM is aimed at improving community level tourism activities and tourism- trade -community linkages.The RTM will consist of Responsible Tourism, ethnic food fest, tourism resource mapping and art and cultural forum. Under the RTM, the state government is planning to conduct workshops from LSGs and other stakeholders along with the training program and capacity building.According to the Kerala board of Tourism, the mission is aimed to provide result oriented training to various stakeholders like local bodies, community members, governmental agencies and non-governmental organisations. Few initiatives under the program include the introduction of new tourism packages and programs like Village Life Experience Package, RT International Conference and Summit and Kerala RT Network.Newer projects like Clean Vembanad Initiative, Waste-Free Ashtamudi Programme and PEPPER (People’s Participation for Participatory Planning and Empowerment through RT) will be launched through RTM.Kerala had first introduced Responsible Tourism in 2007. At that time, the Responsible Tourism Project was limited to only eight tourist destinations like Kumarakom, Thekkady, Kovalam, Vythiri, Kumbalangi, Ambalavayal, Bekal and Muziris.
Two More Bank Failures Bring 2011 Tally to 63 A rollercoaster Dow Jones Industrial Average, successive downgrades in U.S. Treasury and GSE debt, and renewed worries over euro zone defaults buried news over the weekend that the “”FDIC””:http://www.fdic.gov/ circled wagons around two new failed banks. The federal agency covered the $160.4 bill left by two banks in Illinois and Washington that brought the failed financial institutions tally to 63 for the year.[IMAGE]Requiring the FDIC to step in as receiver, Illinois-based Bank of Shorewood shuttered its windows at the behest of Illinois banking regulators, followed closely by offices darkening at Washington-based Bank of Whitman. Purchase and acquisition agreements negotiated by the federal agency with banks allowed Washington-based “”Columbia State Bank””:https://www.columbiabank.com/ to pick up locked-up Whitman with a $314.4 million purchase of the bank’s total assets, which totaled $548.6 million at closure. Meanwhile, “”Heartland Bank and Trust Company””:http://www.hbtbank.com/ sopped up $110.7 million in total assets and $104 million in total deposits at stake in Shorewood’s collapse.Under the agreements, Heartland Bank and Trust will assume control of Shorewood’s three branches and reopen to service depositors, while Columbia State Bank will snatch up Whitman’s eight remaining branches across the state of Washington.[COLUMN_BREAK]Some 12 other branches will stay closed and force depositors to take their business elsewhere or get used to traveling longer distances.In a “”statement””:http://www.columbiabank.com/about-us/news/cb-expands%20presence-in-eastern-washington, Melanie J. Dressel, president and CEO of the Columbia Banking System, said that ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├àÔÇ£we warmly welcome former Bank of Whitman customers into our extended Columbia Bank network, and want to assure them that their deposits are safe, available and remain FDIC insured to the maximum permitted by law. We look forward to working with the Bank of Whitman team during this transition and are committed to serving our new Eastern Washington communities.├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├é┬ØThe Whitman acquisition by Columbia marks the second bank it gobbled up this year. In May the bank inked its name to a purchase agreement with the FDIC for troubled First Heritage Bank, assuming control of its 88 branches across the Northwest, plus $173 million in assets and $163 million in deposits.As other depositors breathed sighs of relief, the FDIC clipped the price-tag attached to each institution, paying for Shorewood’s closure to the tune of $25.6 million. Whitman, the larger of the two, forced the federal agency to shoulder $134.8 million of the costs of failure.Speaking before the Senate Banking Committee in July, FDIC chairman Martin Gruenberg advised lawmakers that the FDIC noted positive gains for the federal agency’s balance sheet ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô the first such gains since it entered negative territory during the recession, according to “”_Bloomberg News_””:http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/06/us-usa-banks-failures-idUSTRE7750MP20110806.The Shorewood and Whitman failures and acquisitions mean that 63 banks have gone under for 2011. Share in Government, Origination, Servicing Agents & Brokers Bank Failure FDIC Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2011-08-08 Ryan Schuette August 8, 2011 443 Views
Real estate technology provider “”a la mode, inc.””:http://www.alamode.com/ announced that its “”Mercury Network””:””:http://www.mercuryvmp.com/ service will waive all fees related to gathering disaster reports in areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy. [IMAGE]According to a company release, in the aftermath of Sandy, orders for disaster inspection reports from lenders increased more than 200 times the normal level. Mercury Network is a vendor management platform that handles transactions for lenders and appraisal management companies. Vendors and clients can start conducting transactions at no cost by visiting “”www.mercuryvmp.com/sandy.””:http://www.mercuryvmp.com/sandy/a la mode also assured that with 3,300 appraisers available in the affected areas, appraisers should be able to [COLUMN_BREAK]access properties in a lender’s portfolio to provide inspection reports, safety conditions permitting.””Our focus right now is to make sure lenders are able to immediately move forward on closings for unaffected properties, and get rapid assessments using the Catastrophic Disaster Area Inspection Report, or CDAIR, on those that have been impacted,”” said Jennifer Miller, president of a la mode’s mortgage solutions division. “”We’re glad to be in a position to help the industry and the local area’s housing markets at a time when they need it the most.””John Farley, president of a la mode’s appraisal division, explained what to expect when ordering an inspection report. “”We designed the CDAIR as a triage tool, to give lenders a quick assessment as to whether the property is still viable collateral,”” said Farley. “”It’s intentionally not a full appraisal. Remember that in a disaster, the appraisers serving the area are working under highly abnormal conditions, so delivery times for traditional appraisals with the full URAR scope of work will stretch to several weeks or months.””Farley added full appraisals or engineering reports should be requested after CDAIR’s conclusions have been reviewed. a la mode is headquartered in Naples, Florida, with additional offices in Oklahoma City, Salt Lake City, and Washington, D.C. November 6, 2012 395 Views in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology a la mode Announces Fee Waiver for Disaster Inspection Reports Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2012-11-06 Esther Cho Share
Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) had its best month ever in May, two months after hitting a speed bump.The HPSI, which looks at consumers’ current views and expectations of housing market conditions, climbed 1.6 points to reach its peak of 85.3 in May. The uptick is a notable rebound over March’s index, which hit an 18-month low of 80.2.Fannie Mae credited consumers’ household income growth perceptions with boosting the index. Three of the six HPSI components Fannie studied increased in May, led by a 7-percentage-point increase in consumers reporting that their income was significantly higher than it was 12 months ago.Ironically, the HPSI’s Good Time to Buy, Good Time to Sell and job security dropped in May. The Good Time to Buy figure fell 1 percent to 29 percent, while Good Time to Sell fell 2 points, reaching an all-time survey low again in May. However, selling remains an attractive option for 52 percent of consumers, who believe it is a good time to put a home up for sale.About 72 percent of Americans reported being unconcerned about losing their job in May, which was a 2 percent from April. But while the month-to-month trend is improved, Doug Duncan, senior vice president and chief economist at Fannie Mae, isn’t counting on things to remain quite so kosher.“While the May increase in income growth perceptions could provide further support to prospective home buyers as the spring/summer home buying season gains momentum,” Duncan said, “the effect may be muted by May’s discouraging jobs report.”Additionally, 5 percent more consumers reported that they expect home prices to rise over the next year, which translates to a little less than half of consumers surveyed. Meanwhile, 3 percent more consumers expect mortgage rates to drop over the coming 12 months.Still, the current low-mortgage-rate environment has helped ease pressure on the market, Duncan said.“Continued home price appreciation has been squeezing housing affordability, driving a two-year downward trend in the share of consumers who think it’s a good time to buy a home,” he said. Home Purchase Sentiment Hits New High June 7, 2016 540 Views Share Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment 2016-06-07 Scott_Morgan in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News
in News, Servicing Jeff Bells Appointed as LoanCare CIO loanCare 2017-04-26 Seth Welborn April 26, 2017 550 Views Jeff BellAs of March 27, Jeff Bell has assumed the role of Chief Information Officer at LoanCare.“We are excited to welcome Jeff with his leadership, industry experience and strong business sense,” said Dave Worrall, President of LoanCare. “We look forward to leveraging his talent and seeing the contributions he makes to LoanCare’s goals and long-term growth. Jeff will strengthen an already strong commitment to innovative systems and technology.”Bell will be responsible for planning, organizing, optimizing and managing staff and overall operations of LoanCare’s IT department. He will provide strategic leadership to ensure operational services to the business are being supported in a timely and cost effective manner, as well as developing objectives and short and long term goals for the department.Most recently, Bell was a partner with Crystal Shores Consulting where he worked with mortgage institutions as a management consultant with expertise in mortgage technology. During his time there, Bell won awards for JD Power Customer Service Recognition and number one IDS FinTech 100 at TCS.Prior to Crystal Shores, Bell was the CIO for PHH Corporation, where he served on the executive management team that took PHH from the top 20 list to number four in market share in less than three years through increased client penetration and new client integration. He was also responsible for enterprise IT audits, governance and reporting to multiple agencies perpetually.Bell attended Wright State University to earn his MBA and Anderson University to earn his bachelor’s degree in computer science. Share
New Zealand’s Ministry of Primary Industries has appealed the High Court’s recent decision in the Psa litigation, saying it seeks to “clarify the scope for government regulators to be sued in negligence.”In June the High Court found that MPI was negligent in allowing the devastating Psa disease into the country in 2009, in a class-action lawsuit case brought under the name The Kiwifruit Claim.The court also ruled that MPI owed a duty of care to kiwifruit growers when carrying out its biosecurity functions.Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters’ has said the government could be liable for up to NZ$800 million (US$540 million). Optimizing sorting tech would grant produce indust … In a release, MPI said the court’s finding traverses events dating back 12 years – pre-dating the establishment of the Ministry. It added that MPI is continually enhancing and improving the way it manages pre-border risk and import processes at the border. “We have confidence in our current biosecurity system and its continued robustness. New Zealand enjoys a high level of freedom from the most damaging pests and diseases as a result of the diligent actions of MPI officers, importers and others,” it said.”No biosecurity system in the world can prevent every pest incursion from happening, which is why our ability to manage risk offshore and respond to incursions if they occur are critical parts of the biosecurity system. A strong biosecurity system needs government, importers, industry and the public actively participating and acting to identify and manage risk.”The Ministry considers the High Court finding has the potential to significantly impact on the Ministry’s biosecurity operations. MPI takes its biosecurity responsibilities seriously, and while the decision is being appealed, it must still be applied in the interim. The impact of this for importers and others will be delays in decision-making.” July 24 , 2018 You might also be interested in AUS: Govt to penalize welfare recipients who turn … U.K.: Tesco adds plant-based meals to its meat ais … U.S.: Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon …
The third and final tour on Thursday is scheduled for the afternoon and will visit Laives, where a general presentation will be given, followed by two tours, the first to an apple farm in the area, and the second to the “VOG Products” Cooperative, an innovative business processing fruit from Alto Adige and Trentino.Friday will begin at 8.30 with a tour in the Bronzolo (BZ) area, during which there will be visits to Consorzio VOG’s “Grufrut” Cooperative and an apple farm in Magrè. The tour is expected to finish by 12.The last two tours will run simultaneously (1.30 pm – 5 pm) in the afternoon. One will head for Vilpiano, with a tour of a Bolzano apple farm and the company “Egma/Fructus Meran”, which specializes in fruit processing and marketing. The other afternoon tour will be to Lana, to visit an apple farm and a checking station for spraying equipment.Each tour costs 80 euros (including a trade show entry ticket) per person and reservations are already available online on the tours page of the official website: www.fierabolzano.it/interpoma/en/tour.htm.“Interpoma’s tours,” explains Thomas Mur, Director of Fiera Bolzano, “are enhanced each year with content and ideas of real interest to apple producers because they offer a chance to see some of the most advanced apple production and processing techniques in action. We decided to offer this particularly dynamic range of tours in 2018 to satisfy the variety of interests in the sector.”Info: www.fierabolzano.it/interpoma/en/ Ed Treacy to take on leadership for PMA’s sustaina … BerryWorld’s Sweet Eve strawberry will hit its pea … August 09 , 2018 California Avocado Commission strikes while the ir … PRESS RELEASEBolzano, Italy – Interpoma, the only international trade show dedicated to apples, to be held at Fiera Bolzano from November 15 to 17, has enriched its program with a series of guided tours reserved for apple sector professionals and the press, to promote the advanced production methods used in Alto Adige and demonstrate the highly innovative processing systems used here.A total of nine daytime tours are planned, three to take place on Thursday November 15, five on Friday November 16, and one on the final day, Saturday November 17. Alongside the traditional tours looking at the organic sector and at technology, the big news this year will be the Interpoma Innovation Tours and the Melinda Tour. On Friday there will be an opportunity to take part in tours to look at innovation in the food sector, one in the morning and one in the afternoon: NOI Techpark, the Alto Adige technology park that brings businesses, researchers and students together to generate innovation, will show at first hand the work of startups operating in the food technology, automation, and green and alpine technologies sector. On Saturday morning, it will be the turn of Interpoma Tour Melinda, starting with a tour of MondoMelinda, the Consorzio Melinda visitor center in Segno di Predaia (TN), followed by a tour of the “underground cells”, vast galleries carved out of the rock, 275 m below the surface, which are used to store apples.Moving on to the traditional tours, the first two will be for anyone particularly interested in finding out more about the organic sector; they will be run in parallel on the first day early in the morning. The destination will be Val Venosta, the apple-growing area par excellence, with a general presentation of the environment, a tour of the Vi.p Laces Bio Cooperative in Laces (BZ) and another tour of an organic apple farm. You might also be interested in Wonderful Pistachios launches inaugural Plant-Base …
The northernmost resort on the awe-inspiring reef, Lizard Island has cemented a reputation as a leader in aspirational accommodation not just across Australia, but globally. guests enjoy unparalleled access to the Great Barrier Reef, located on the very doorstep of this iconic ecosystem. World famous dive spots, including the majestic Cod Hole. aThe resort offers world class culinary delights, hiking to the summit of Cook’s Look, Essentia day spa, and total privacy on one of the island’s 24 private beaches. Lizard Island has released its earlybird Stay Five, Pay Four offering to prospective guests who want to experience the Great Barrier Reef.For the months of July, August and September, Lizard Island is inviting guests to book a longer getaway to this slice of paradise, and secure a fifth night of luxury accommodation at no additional costs to a four night stay, with a $200 resort credit bonus, available for use across special dining experiences or onsite activities. earlybirdsGreat Barrier ReefLizard IslandQueensland
This is the third Oberammergau Play series Albatross Tours has operated and each tour is first class; itineraries will have a leisurely pace with 2, 3, 4 and even 5 night stays, be genuinely more inclusive, and will have been designed specifically for Australians and New Zealanders.Available now is thecomprehensive 44-page brochure featuring a variety of Oberammergau Passion Play tour programs ranging from 5 to 22 days, with 78 departures throughout the Passion Play months from May to October 2020.Early bookings will be rewarded with a discount of $350 per person off the tour price on any Oberammergau Passion Play 2020 tour. Albatross Tours has opened bookings for its highly anticipated Oberammergau Passion Play 2020 tour program, featuring category 1, best in house seating, for the Passion Play.
Top Stories Comments Share Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away on Cardinals running gameIt’s a good group of backs. They’re deep and they’re explosive. All those guys can hit the home run on you. (Beanie) Wells, (Ryan) Williams, obviously (LaRod Stephens-) Howling, (William) Powell, so it’s a dangerous group, an explosive group and they can hurt you in a lot of different ways, not just handoffs, but the passing game, inside and outside. They all have speed to get to the corner, but they can definitely take it up inside and blast through there, too. I’ve really been impressed with Wells. I think he’s a big-time back. Once he gets his shoulders going downhill into the line of scrimmage, it’s going to be a pretty big collision.on Cardinals pass rushA lot of teams have usually one guy that you really have to focus on or maybe two. I think with the Cardinals, it’s really they have a well-balanced rush. Certainly they are impressive inside with Calais Campbell and Darnell Dockett. Those guys, really, they’re outstanding. Dockett is really hard to block. He’s quick, really active and Campbell is long and quick. He’s got power and quickness to go with it. (David) Carter’s got good quickness in there too. Dan Williams is a good inside rusher, powerful guy. (Vonnie) Holliday gives them some stats in there. They’ve got good edge rushers with (Sam) Acho and (O’Brien) Schofield. Quentin Groves gives them another quality guy, so they are really well-balanced inside and outside with good depth and a combination of power and speed and quickness to go with their blitzes. They present a lot of problems in terms of pass protection or just throwing the ball in general. September 12, 2012: Behind Enemy LinesAs New England head coach, Bill Belichick has never lost a game to the Cardinals in three career meetings.Under Belichick, the Patriots are 38-10 (.792) against the NFC in the regular season. And his next victory will be his 194th career win, moving him out of a tie with Chuck Knox into sole possession of 8th place all-time.Belichick spoke to those of us in the local media on a conference call earlier Wednesday: D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke on Adrian WilsonHe’s a guy that can ruin the game for you offensively. He’s a very instinctive player in the passing game. He knows where the ball is, is obviously a big hitter and he can control the middle of the field. He’s very active in the running game, makes a lot of plays at or behind the line of scrimmage. You see different players in the league and the number of tackles they make and so forth, but this guy makes tackles and a lot of them are for no yardage. That’s the impressive thing to me about him, is the number of negative plays or plays that he makes for little or no gain that then put the offense in a long-yardage situation. He just does a lot for their defense. I’ve been always impressed with him. He’s playing well. He’s definitely a guy that you absolutely have to know where he is every time the ball is snapped, run or pass. The quarterback can’t let the ball go without knowing where he is. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation
Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires But nothing has been able to derail the Cardinals yet, and heading into their bye week, it’s obvious that the rest of the country is taking Bruce Arians’ team seriously.Here’s a rundown of some NFL Power Rankings from around the internet:ESPN.com Top Stories 0 Comments Share The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The Arizona Cardinals are one of only three undefeated teams in the NFL through three weeks of the season.While there were high expectations following a 10-win campaign in 2013, the Cardinals’ record is also somewhat of a surprise considering what the team has dealt with so far this year.Last week, Drew Stanton made his second straight start at quarterback in relief of the injured Carson Palmer and led a win over the San Francisco 49ers — a team that had beaten Arizona nine of ten times. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling
Top Stories QB Carson Palmer hands the ball to RB Andre Ellington at Arizona Cardinals training camp, Wednesday, August 26 at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Photo:Adam Green/Arizona Sports) GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals are on the cusp of finishing up their training camp tenure at University of Phoenix Stadium. That we are in the waning days of camp shows, with dwindling crowd numbers and even less in the way of super-intense practices. Yet, trudge on the team does, and Wednesday the players were in pads.The GoodReceiver Larry Fitzgerald continued his good camp with some real nice catches. Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo “I’m waiting to see what will happen next, and I’m really excited. I consider this a complete win. The biggest question coming in was would guys in the NFL respond to a woman coaching them, and obviously that’s a ‘yes.’ So I couldn’t be more happy and that’s what I’m focusing on right now.” – Coach Jen Welter on if she thinks beyond next week, when her internship comes to an endNo HighlightsSorry, the Cards didn’t post any and that’s where they come from.Up NextThe Cardinals have a walkthrough scheduled for Thursday morning and then another practice at 2 p.m. – / 30 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Patrick Peterson made a couple of good plays, coming up with an interception in 11-on-11 early in practice and then nearly nabbing another in breaking up a pass intended for Travis Harvey.Defensive lineman Frostee Rucker just obliterated receiver Jaxon Shipley while the latter was coming around on a reverse.Calais Campbell appeared to come up with the ball after chasing Phillip Sims down the line. Was it intercepted? Fumbled? Just handed to him? I couldn’t tell, but Campbell made a nice play either way.Cornerback Cariel Brooks picked off a pass.Phillip Sims showed excellent accuracy and touch on a down-field throw to Trevor Harman during 7-on-7.Tyrann Mathieu did a nice job preventing a completion to receiver Ryan Spadola in 11-on-11.The BadIf you like big plays on offense then the fact there really weren’t any Wednesday would probably bother you.There were a couple instances with Drew Stanton, Logan Thomas and Phillip Sims where it appeared the protection broke down. That, or the coverage down field was superb.The Injury ReportHere’s who missed Wednesday’s practice:WR Michael FloydLG Mike IupatiOL Earl WatfordRB Chris JohnsonLB Sean Weatherspoon CB Jerraud PowersTE Troy NiklasCardinals coach Bruce Arians said Watford should be back Thursday, and was hopeful Johnson and Weatherspoon would be ready by the end of the week. He added Niklas re-injured his hamstring, and there is no timetable yet for his return.NotableShaq Riddick got his first taste of extended time on the field, seeing action in both 7-on-7 and 11-on-11.Michael Floyd was seen without much of anything on his ailing left hand, so it appears he’s improving. Arians said he wouldn’t put it past the WR to be ready for Week 1.Justin Bethel may not be taking Jerraud Powers’ job at cornerback opposite Patrick Peterson, but Arians said he has impressed them to the point where they will put in a couple of packages in order to get No. 28 on the field more.Quotable“I don’t like to use the word ‘old,’ though. You can use it when you talk about coaches. I’m in my mid-to-early 30s, and in quarterback years that’s middle of the road in my book.” – Carson Palmer“No, he works out like a wild man. He’s got his own gym and all that stuff. He’s a fitness nut and he makes his own beer, that’s a pretty damn good combination.” – Bruce Arians on if he’s noticed any changes in Jared Veldheer’s physicality or body type this year
Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Arizona Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald stands with his teammates before the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn) S/O to the fans that were holdin us down all season, we appreciate you and all the love that yall gave throughout….Thank you— Kevin Minter (@Kmint_46) January 25, 2016 Didn’t play how we needed. Sorry we couldn’t bring that trophy back to the desert. We love you guys and thank you for all the support.— Justin bethel (@Jbet26) January 25, 2016Coyotes rookie Max Domi and Arizona Sen. John McCain also issued their support for the Cardinals via Twitter.Tough ending but what a year for the @AZCardinals ! Fun to watch!#BeRedSeeRed— Max Domi (@max_domi) January 25, 2016 – / 69 The Arizona Cardinals suffered a disappointing 49-15 loss to the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Championship, and the loss put an end to the 2015 season in a sobering way.Several Cardinals players went to Twitter to express their disappointment in their performance. Receiver Larry Fitzgerald, linebacker Kevin Minter and safety Rashad Johnson thanked Arizona fans for their support during the record-breaking regular season that helped the Cardinals reach the NFC title game. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments Share Top Stories Cardinal nation we are terribly sorry about the bitter defeat we suffered this evening!!— Larry Fitzgerald (@LarryFitzgerald) January 25, 2016We are truly grateful for the love & support you all showed us this season. We couldn’t have made it this far without you! #BirdGang— Larry Fitzgerald (@LarryFitzgerald) January 25, 2016 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Birdgang thank u for the support, what a great season but didn’t end how we wanted and I apologize for tonight. Love this group— Rashad Johnson (@49foyamind49) January 25, 2016 Congrats to @AZCardinals on an outstanding season – you make #Arizona very proud! #BeRedSeeRed #AZvsCAR— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) January 25, 2016