Morocco Security Forces Withdraw from Al Hoceima and Imzouren

Rabat – At the start of the week, the police began to withdraw progressively from the centers of Al Hoceima and Imzouren, two cities in northern Morocco shaken by eight months of continuous protests.Since Sunday, the security system set up in Al Hoceima and neighboring regions in response to the Hirak protest movement began to be alleviated, according to provincial governor Farid Chourak. The latter spoke at a working meeting with the Minister of Tourism, Mohamed Sajid on emergency measures for the development of the sector. The first withdrawals of law enforcement officers were made “progressively at Imzouren and at the place Mohammed VI in Al-Hoceima,” said Chourak during the press conference held Monday.   This decision, according to the governor, represents a strong gesture of good faith and a great step towards restoring order and calm in the city. “These are significant signals, I hope that they will be received by everyone […] The withdrawal will be done in stages,” Chourak said, adding that the decision was following the king’s “directives” to “guarantee the freedoms.”“If the protesters react positively to these signals, others will follow in the same wake. Confidence and security are linked […] until a return to the normal situation,” he promised.The governor stressed that the population has the right to enjoy its civil liberties and to express its demands peacefully, before claiming that the state is merely overseeing the maintenance of order and reactivating the dynamics of the development process.According to a resident contacted by the AFP, “the police have indeed withdrawn from the central square of Al Hoceima, and there are still some in civilian clothes, as well as vehicles parked next to the neighboring police station as usual.”On social networks, Internet users shared videos showing elements of the security forces withdrawing from the alleys amid the applause of inhabitants. For the last eight month, the streets of Al Hoceima and other neighboring regions were occupied by protesters in what became known as the Hirak movement. After the death of fishmonger Mouhcine Fikri, thousands rallied in the region calling for social justice and economic inclusion for the unemployed youth. Hundreds of activists, including the leaders of the movement, were arrested by the end of May, but  demonstrations have persisted. While peaceful at first, the protests have recently escalated, with increasingly frequent clashes with security forces. The city of Imzouren saw the biggest share of violent protests, as police forces started to intervene aggressively to prevent any gathering. The protesters’ main demand has become the release of the detained activists, along with an end to the “militarization” of the province, referencing the high-volume police presence on the streets. read more

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Bank of Canada daily avg for the Cdn dollar 8154 cents US

The average value for the Canadian dollar on Wednesday was 81.54 cents US, up 0.71 of a cent from Tuesday.The U.S. dollar was at C$1.2264, down 1.07 cents.Pound sterling was at C$1.6008, down 0.86 of a cent, and US$1.3053, up 0.44 of a cent.The Euro was at C$1.4628, down 1.05 cents.Quotations provided by the Bank of Canada.

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Iraq UN warns against collective punishment of population with alleged ISIL ties

“As Mosul is increasingly liberated from ISIL, we are seeing an alarming rise in threats, specifically of forced evictions, against those suspected of being ISIL members or whose relatives are alleged to be involved with ISIL – threats that have also been made in other areas,” said Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), at today’s press briefing in Geneva.Fighting in Mosul is becoming ever more intense and concentrated as Iraqi national security forces, supported by the international coalition, push to retake the whole of the city from ISIL. “We are extremely concerned at the situation of civilians in Mosul,” Mr. Colville said, reminding all parties to the conflict of their obligation to distinguish between civilians and combatants in armed conflict.He said that OHCHR received reports of “night letters” left at families’ houses or distributed in neighbourhoods, including in Sharqat in Salahadin Governorate, Al Heet City in Al Anbar and Al-Qayyarah in Ninewa, as well as in Mosul City. These letters typically warn people to leave by a particular date or face forced expulsion. Many of these threats are the result of tribal agreements that explicitly demand that families of ISIL-affiliated members be excluded from the area. “People are at real risk of forced eviction from their homes and losing access to basic necessities, including adequate housing, food, access to health services and education,” Mr. Colville said, urging the Iraqi Government to take action to halt such imminent evictions or any type of collective punishment. “Illegal forced evictions are acts of vengeance that are detrimental to national reconciliation and social cohesion,” he added.On Thursday, Peter Hawkins, the representative of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Iraq, called for the protection of children trapped in the Old City neighbourhood of western Mosul. “Children are facing multiple threats to their lives. Those stranded in the fighting are hiding in their basements, fearful of the next onslaught. Those who try to flee, risk being shot or wounded,” he said in a statement. “The plight of these children and their survival must remain a top priority now and in the weeks and months to come,” he added. read more

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Urban Meyer names right tackle starter talks Ohio State football position battles

OSU football coach Urban Meyer talks to senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett (63) during practice Aug. 9 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.Credit: Mark Batke / Lantern photo editorWith just two weeks remaining before the season opener against Navy, Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer is in the process of finalizing a starting lineup.Meyer, who is entering his third season at the helm of the Buckeyes, said at a Saturday press conference he has seen improvement from multiple positions including on the offensive line, a unit that graduated four starters from last year’s team.“(Redshirt-senior) Darryl Baldwin is the starting right tackle,” Meyer announced Saturday. “He is one of the most improved players on the team.”Meyer said that makes Baldwin, redshirt-sophomore Pat Elflein and junior Taylor Decker the three named starters along the offensive line. He added junior Jacoby Boren, senior Joel Hale, redshirt-junior Chase Farris, redshirt-freshman Billy Price and redshirt-junior Antonio Underwood are in the running for the final two starting spots.Meyer also mentioned Alabama transfer Chad Lindsay, but said Lindsay, a senior, has been banged up during camp.“His shoulder was dinged up a little bit, he did scrimmage today,” Meyer said. “The good thing is we have a couple names in there, the bad thing is it’s not solidified yet.”Other than naming Baldwin a starter, Meyer said there has been a shift in the battle to replace fan-favorite quarterback Kenny Guiton.“(Redshirt-freshman) J.T. Barrett has moved slightly ahead of (redshirt-sophomore) Cardale (Jones) in the quarterback derby,” Meyer said. “That is because of his opportunities…he has grown up a little bit. He was always kind of a quiet guy and he is starting to act like a quarterback.”Other than the quarterback position, which has been locked down by senior Braxton Miller since Meyer’s arrival to Columbus, getting touches on offense is something Meyer said needs to be earned.“I tell our guys it’s a street fight for the ball,” Meyer said. “Don’t have a bad day, because that’s a couple carries or that’s a couple pass receptions.”Replacing Carlos Hyde’s production from a year ago will likely be a team effort as Meyer said multiple running backs are in the conversation for playing time.Sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott missed a few practices due to a minor wrist surgery, which gave redshirt-sophomore Bri’onte Dunn and redshirt-senior Rod Smith an opportunity, something Meyer said they embraced.“Zeke (Elliot) is back in the rotation just non-contact. Both (Dunn) and Rod Smith have made every practice and done really well,” he said. “I give credit to (Dunn) and Rod Smith, every day they have shown up and they have worked their tails off so they are in the mix.”The most scrutinized unit from last year, the defensive secondary, received high praise from Meyer.“Safety (position) is strong. You got (sophomore) Cam Burrows, (sophomore) Vonn Bell and (redshirt-sophomore) Tyvis Powell and (freshman) Erick Smith right on his toes,” Meyer said.The competition for the open spots is something that co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell believes will push OSU to become better as a team.“If we have a game tomorrow, I’d say we have 15 guys who can compete for a starting spot, not just a set 11,” Fickell said at OSU’s media day Aug. 10. “If you have a true 11 starters, you don’t have the great competition that makes a great team.”From the most dissected unit, to the most praised, the Buckeye defensive line has been tabbed by many as the best in the country. One of its members, junior Tommy Schutt was singled out by Meyer on Saturday.“Tommy Schutt is the most improved player at Ohio State right now,” Meyer said.  “He has done a really really good job. You start seeing people like that step up along with Darryl Baldwin — they were non-factors a year ago and now they are going to be deep into the mix offensively and defensively.”One of the few concerns on the OSU defensive line is who will replace junior Noah Spence, who will miss the first two games of the 2014 season due to suspension. Meyer said there are a number of players in competition for extra playing time while Spence is out.“(Senior) Steve Miller, (redshirt-senior) Rashad Frazier are the two that will fill his spot,” Meyer said. “(Freshman) Jalyn Holmes is really making a push right now. When we go Navy period, which we have been going pretty much every day, he (Spence) is on the scout team. We do keep him training with the one defense though.”With so many talented players on the defensive line, first year OSU coach Larry Johnson said he wants to see all of them on the field.“My goal is to have a group of nine to 10 guys we can shuffle in and out in no particular order,” Johnson said at OSU’s media day. “We have the talent to be able to do that, we just have to coach it up.”Overall, Meyer said he is happy with the direction his team is heading, just two weeks away from its first game.“I feel good. I like our players. We are not going to practice tomorrow, they deserve that, they have earned that,” he said.The Buckeyes are scheduled to kickoff Aug. 30 at noon against the Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. read more

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Sports Dotting the i JT Barrett building off of last weeks recordbreaking

OSU redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett talks to his fellow players on the bench during the first game of the 2016 season against Bowling Green on Sept. 3 in Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 77-10. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorSince the end of the 2015 season, redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett was the go-to guy for the Ohio State football team. He was always going to be the guy with the keys to drive the offense for coach Urban Meyer in 2016.At Big Ten Media Days in July in Chicago, Meyer said that he couldn’t go into this season without his undeniable leader, Barrett.When Barrett jogged out with the first-team offense for the team’s first offensive drive of 2016, the expectations were that Barrett and the Buckeyes would charge down the field and put the rout in motion.But that wasn’t the case.He threw an interception that Bowling Green’s Brandon Harris returned for the first touchdown of the season, putting the Falcons up 7-0.Shades of the inconsistent play at quarterback in 2015 flashed into many of the minds of fans as Barrett and the offense retreated to the sidelines. It was a teachable moment for Barrett, one Meyer let him do on his own.“Coach Meyer, he doesn’t say anything to me,” Barrett said. “The conversation I had with myself, though, is just like, ‘Well, darn, J.’ I didn’t use ‘darn.’”Barrett continued to dwell on his mistake. He said he sat there for a few minutes, contemplating over the miscue until he put it behind him. He then went around to players telling them it was his mistake.It would be his only misstep on the day.The next drive, Barrett went out and delivered a 47-yard touchdown pass to redshirt freshman K.J. Hill, tying the game at 7. From there on, Barrett played as anticipated.He finished with 349 passing yards while going 21-for-31 and throwing six touchdowns. Barrett also ran for 30 yards on six carries, scoring once, propelling him to Big Ten Player of the Week honors.“I think he’s such a leader, such a veteran, and I think he knows this is his show,” Meyer said.OSU finished the game with 776 yards of offense against Bowling Green — a program record. Meyer said Barrett typically changes the play at the line of scrimmage at least 10 times during a game based on what the defense presents — one being on the 47-yard score to Hill.Barrett broke a school record with seven total touchdowns and tied a school record of six individual passing touchdowns by one OSU quarterback. However, Barrett continued his daily routine.The next day Barrett, exemplifying a leader, was back in the film room analyzing his performance and where to improve with quarterbacks coach Tim Beck. Barrett said he agreed with Meyer that the wide receivers weren’t as crisp as they should have been. Senior H-back Dontre Wilson called the quarterback from Wichita Falls, Texas, a “college Peyton Manning.”“You can see him barking out calls, switching things up. He just keeps everybody going,” Wilson said. “Even when we’re making mistakes, he walks up and down the sideline and just keeps those guys ready.”Redshirt sophomore Terry McLaurin — who is expected to play more Saturday — said Barrett’s overwhelming quality as a leader is his command of the offense.“J.T. is a guy of high character,” McLaurin said. “We know we can trust him.” read more

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Vegas Doesnt Usually Set Huge Underdogs In Week 3 For The Bills

On its face, Sunday’s game between the Minnesota Vikings and Buffalo Bills doesn’t seem like a matchup of particular historical significance. Though they do remain one of the NFC’s top contenders, the 1-0-1 Vikes are coming off a tie with the Green Bay Packers — apparently ties are a weekly thing now — while the 0-2 Bills are reeling after a second straight embarrassing defeat. For most of the country, it’s just another routine game to indifferently monitor via RedZone.To the Las Vegas oddsmakers, however, this Minnesota-Buffalo tilt is far from ordinary. The opening line on the game, which hasn’t moved yet, was 16½ points, making it one of the most lopsided point spreads in modern history. Since the 1970 AFL merger, only 62 games — including Bills-Vikings — have seen a spread of at least 16½ points according to Pro-Football-Reference.com. And it’s especially rare for it so happen this early in the year: Only eight of those games have come in Week 3 of the season or earlier. But apparently the bookmakers have seen all they need out of the Vikings and (especially) the Bills, who’ve gone from the wild card to the waste bin in record time.Here’s a week-by-week breakdown of all games in Pro-Football-Reference’s data that had a line of 15 points or greater since 1970: As a general rule, oddsmakers tend to wait until around Week 5 to really start setting these huge lines. It makes sense: Five weeks is a pretty fair point in the season to begin trusting a team’s results to tell us what they truly are. Before that, though, it’s difficult to filter out which performances are real and which are just early season flukes.1It can also come down to scheduling quirks. Some years, there just aren’t any enormous mismatches so early in the season. That’s why, on average, the NFL sees a game with a 15-point spread in the first three weeks of the season only once every five or so years.And do these big early season favorites end up covering the spread? It’s notoriously difficult for massive NFL favorites to cover in general; of the 20 largest spreads in P-F-R’s database, only four saw the favorite actually cover once the dust settled.2The Bills were one of those teams when, as 20-point home favorites over the Colts in 1991, they won 42-6. Overall, since 1970, only 44 percent of teams favored by at least 15 points ended up covering.To their credit, though, teams favored by at least 15 in the first three weeks of the season covered at a 60 percent clip. But don’t get too excited about that trend. In addition to keeping selection bias in mind — only the most overwhelmingly lopsided matchups tend to even earn a 15-point line this early — it’s worth noting that huge Week 4 favorites covered only once in six tries, pulling their overall cover rate through four weeks basically even with the average for the whole season.As for what’s driving such a massive line in this particular game, it mainly says a lot about the current state of the Bills. The Vikings are a good team, but not historically so — they currently rank fourth in the league according to Inpredictable.com’s betting market rankings, behind the Rams, Patriots and Jaguars. But at the other end of the spectrum, Buffalo might be historically bad. After losing by 44 points in Week 1, they found themselves trailing 28-3 in Week 2 before putting together some garbage-time scores to make things slightly more respectable. That didn’t fool anybody: Even after Buffalo replaced interception machine Nathan Peterman with rookie Josh Allen, Inpredictable’s ratings say the Bills would still be 10-point underdogs against an average team on a neutral field. For comparison’s sake, even the Cleveland Browns were only 8-point underdogs by the same rating, at the end of a season where they finished 0-16.But if there is an upside to how awful these Bills are, it’s that they helped bring historical notability to an otherwise run-of-the-mill game. Now let’s see if the Vikings can cover the spread against them.Check out our latest NFL predictions. read more

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Violence drugs and sexual diseases How managed zones for prostitution are failing

But clamber past the crowds of wide-eyed girls squatting on red plastic buckets by the entrance to step inside, and you hear a different story.  Out of 375 sex workers surveyed on behalf of a local NGO Girls Not Brides across four such brothels in Bangladesh last year, 47 per cent were former child brides, trafficked into prostitution against their will. Once inside the brothels, they’re imprisoned – held captive until they can save up enough money to buy their freedom, and vulnerable to violence, disease and psychological abuse.Rupa, a local village girl who was married at 11 and then tricked into working at the brothels by traffickers when here husband died shortly after, is a case in point. An hour ago her phone screen lit up with a missed call from one of her regulars; their private sign that he’s on his way. “This one isn’t violent,” she says, lifting her sleeve to show a ladder of raised scars and blistered cigarette burns: some self-inflicted, some not. “I get scared when the men start forcing me to do things I haven’t agreed to,” she says. “They say that they’re paying me for a service, so it’s my job to make them happy.” The council says the increase in crime is due to improved reporting and includes Beeston which is not part of the zone. Others disagree. “It was a disaster from day one,” a senior police officer told The Telegraph on condition of anonymity. “Other criminals came into the area quick as a flash. Drug dealers, pimps, even traffickers that brought the women from Romania. Loads of illegal immigrants, and complaint after complaint from people that worked and lived nearby. “It was obvious we couldn’t contain it in the zone. The women were given carte blanche and it was like there was a total amnesty on any of the scumbags that were buying and selling the girls. If we thought we had complaints from the public before, that paled in comparison after they set up the zone.“We’ve had rapes, a murder (Polish prostitute Daria Pionko was killed by a client in 2016), loads of women being beaten up, massive health risk to kids and others because of the condoms and needles and everyone’s forgotten about the state the girls are in.” A general view of Holbeck Lane, Leeds, the first decriminalised prostitution zone in the UK The model is concerned solely with HIV transmission and ignores both the direct physical and emotional harm of working in prostitutionProfessor Richard Byng Claire Bentley-Smith, who wants to see an end to Britain’s first red light district in LeedsCredit:Charlotte Graham /Daily Telegraph The controlled area in Holbeck, Leeds, West Yorkshire, where prostitutes can legally work between the hours of 7pm and 7am Claire Bentley-Smith, who wants to see an end to Britain's first red light district in Leeds The contrast with Holbeck’s hands-off policy could not be sharper.Additional reporting by Rory HannaProtect yourself and your family by learning more about Global Health Security  Ex-detective superintendent Alan Caton trialled something similar to the Nordic model in Ipswich. The scheme was introduced  after the murder of five street prostitutes in 2006 by Stephen Wright, an ex-merchant seaman known as the Suffolk strangler and now serving a life sentence.After leading the biggest investigation in Suffolk police’s history, he took charge of a multi-agency strategy to eliminate prostitution through zero tolerance of kerb crawlers and offering the women a way out of prostitution through an amnesty backed by intensive counselling and support. In the first two years, 140 kerb crawlers were arrested, with the option of avoiding publicity by admitting their guilt and getting caution.Most were married or in long term relationships and had children. “When I asked the [men] about it, they said: ‘I am paying for it, I can do what I want.’ That helped me form the view over time that this is not right. Men should not be able to exploit and abuse women in that way,” said Mr Caton.The result, independently validated by the University of East Anglia, was that more than 80 women “made life changes to move on from prostitution”, kerb crawling and street prostitution was eliminated, 400 children were identified as being at risk of sexual exploitation and criminal justice costs were halved. Police and charities say the zero tolerance continues, with nearly all the women still out of prostitution. “I think I know what HIV is, but I don’t know if I have it,” says Jinuk, another girl, 16, who’s been working in Kandipara for three years. “None of us do.” More than 6,000 people in Holland are the victims of human trafficking every year, two-thirds of whom are coerced into the sex trade, according to first joint UN-Dutch report. At least 1,320 of them were Dutch girls aged 12 to 17.Research by economists at the German university of Marburg used data from 149 countries from 2001 to 2011 to show liberalising prostitution laws increased demand for prostitutes, which led to more trafficking and not only failed to reduce the violence and suffering of women but could actually make it worse. “My empirical analysis using a global sample of data from 149 countries shows that the liberal prostitution regime is at best irrelevant to victim protection, if not negative,” said Professor Seo-Young Cho.If there is light at the end of the tunnel it comes in the form of the Nordic model on prostitution, first introduced in Sweden in 1999 and now being implemented in countries including France, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Iceland. Under this model prostitutes are also decriminalised in order that they can seek help but the buying of sex is made a criminal offence. Now Ms Bentley-Smith and other residents are fighting to force Leeds council to rethink their “managed zone”, a liberal experiment in decriminalisation where soliciting, kerb crawling and loitering have allowed between 8pm and 6am seven days a week since October 2014.It is a battle that is now raging in cities across the world where similar attempts to decriminalise or legalise prostitution are foundering because of their failure to stem violence, drugs and sexual diseases. Communities in countries as diverse as New Zealand, Holland, Germany and Bangladesh have all been affected. Not that Ms Bentley-Smith feels anything but compassion for the “enslaved” prostitutes and disdain for the men exploiting them. “These men don’t want to do it in a brothel, they just want to do it on the way from work. It’s almost as if the dirtier it is, the better,” she said. Resident now want to force Leeds council to rethink their liberal experiment in decriminalisationCredit:Charlotte Graham /Daily Telegraph It was a disaster from day one. Other criminals came into the area quick as a flashSenior police source Empty condom packets on Holbeck Lane, Leeds Liberal policy on prostitution – specifically decriminalisation – has been promoted globally for more than a decade as a means to fight HIV and Aids.The policy was given wings in 2014 when the medical journal The Lancet published a peer-reviewed paper as part of a wider series which claimed decriminalisation could avert 33 per cent to 46 per cent of HIV infections across all settings globally.Despite obvious drawbacks to the hypothetical modelling used, the journal gave it a blaze of publicity and it has been promoted widely by policy makers ever since. Leading health and aid agencies including Amnesty International and UNAIDS have all cited it when calling for decriminalisation. 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. These men don’t want to do it in a brothel, they just want to do it on the way from workClaire Bentley-Smith The liberal prostitution regime is at best irrelevant to victim protection, if not negativeProfessor Seo-Young Cho In Holland, where rates of gonorrhoea have risen, the true scale of trafficking of women and girls has been exposed for the first time, countering claims that legalisation would be effective in countering exploitation and violence against women by bringing the trade into the open. In Europe, as in Leeds and Bangladesh, the experience of legalised brothels appears little different. Jurgen Rudloff, a smart-suited media-friendly father of four teenage children and owner of the Paradise brothel in Stuttgart, was ostensibly the clean face of German prostitution. He boasted his women were “independent entrepreneurs” working in a venue with bars, sauna, restaurant and in-house gynaecologist.In March, however, he appeared in court with three of his colleagues accused of human trafficking, exploiting prostitutes, pimping and fraud. Prosecutors say he used two gangs – Hells Angels and United Tribuns – to procure women for his brothels. Some of the women were allegedly deprived of all their earnings by pimps. Those that tried to escape were beaten and threatened. Several were tattooed with the names of their pimps.Police chiefs in Munich and Ulm said there had been an “explosive rise in human trafficking from Romania and Bulgaria” after legalisation in 2002 as brothels fuelled demand by advertising unprotected sex and flat-rate offers of 99 Euros for customers to have sex with as many women as they wanted from 4pm to dawn. But as the feminist and sex trade expert Julie Bindel writes for The Telegraph, the Lancet modelling took no account of what might happen to the size of the market in prostitution if you took the legislative lid off. Condoms, needles and other paraphernalia discarded by prostitutes litter the roads and surrounding areas of HolbeckCredit:Charlotte Graham /Daily Telegraph It was the sight of a prostitute injecting drugs into her groin on the backseat of a car in full view of residents in the neat terraced street in Beeston, Leeds, that convinced artist Claire Bentley-Smith it was time to act.Britain’s first official red light district in neighbouring Holbeck, a sprawling mix of industrial units, car businesses and open wasteland, had until last summer rarely impinged on her life with her husband, a theatre set designer, and nine-year-old son.She returned with her son to school for the autumn term to hear parents and teachers tell of condoms, needles and soiled tissues discarded by prostitutes not only in parks and woodland but in the grounds of St Luke’s, her Church of England primary, which the caretaker had to clear each morning.“We had girls staggering into moving traffic with no socks and shoes on when it was snowing, in an absolute blind state from drugs,” she said. “It’s so distressing for parents and children to see that on the school run in the morning.” Critics say such schemes have not only failed on their own terms and are not protecting prostituted women but may have made matters worse. In many instances, far from controlling prostitution and the related crime that goes with it, they appear to have expanded the market and – most worrying of all – encouraged trafficking of women and girls by international criminal gangs.In Leeds, as elsewhere, the statistics speak for themselves: complaints of rapes and sexual assaults have doubled in Holbeck and Beeston and rates of gonorrhoea, syphilis and chlamydia are up in Leeds, as is the prevalence of HIV. There was at one point a surge into the area of East European prostitutes, raising concerns over trafficking and sparking a crackdown by the Border Agency. Professor Susan Bewley, a member of the 2017 WHO Guideline Development Group on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of women living with HIV, said the Lancet’s claim HIV would be reduced by up to 46 per cent was “dubious”.“Firstly, this is just modelling, not hard evidence. Secondly, people do not always behave as predicted. That’s why you need to test everything in the real and complex world. You should not take claims like that at face value,” she said.Professor Richard Byng, a specialist in evaluating interventions for vulnerable groups and who, as a GP, works with women who have left the sex trade, said the assumptions on increased condom use and reduced sexual violence in decriminalised zones were “unrealistic and not supported by evidence.”“Perhaps most importantly, the model is concerned solely with HIV transmission and ignores both the direct physical and emotional harm of working in prostitution and the potential wider societal harms of endorsing the rights of men to buy sex,” said Professor Byng. Proponents say the results have been impressive as the policy constricts rather than expands the market. In Sweden trafficking has fallen away sharply as a result. Complaints of rapes and sexual assaults have doubled in Holbeck and Beeston, and rates of gonorrhoea, syphilis and chlamydia are up in Leeds – as is the prevalence of HIVCredit:Guzelian In few places are those harms more evident than in Kandipara – one of Bangladesh’s estimated 20 legal brothel “villages”, with approximately 400 sex workers employed within its mildewed pink and green concrete walls. According to Bangladeshi law, everyone employed by the brothel is supposed to be over 18 and in possession of a State Magistrate issued license that declares they’re fully prepared to work in prostitution. Rupa would would like to use condoms, she says, but the 10 to 12 customers she sees daily tend to object. While condom usage in Kandipara used to hover at about 40 per cent 20 years ago, following free distribution and peer awareness programmes, their popularity now appears to be on the decline. Meanwhile, the last NGO-run medical clinic closed its doors in the brothel in 2014 due to funding cuts, and Rupa hasn’t been tested for any STIs since despite multiple studies claiming HIV and other STD are steadily increasing. read more

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6 AllIreland football final questions for TheScoreie writers

first_imgSinead O’Carroll1. Which manager has done a better job this year – Jim Gavin in his first season or James Horan in picking Mayo back up from 2012?James Horan. Mayo have a ruthlessness this year that they have previously been missing. He has done some job instilling this in a team within months of losing out in Croke Park.Previous Mayo teams may not have come through that Tyrone semi-final after starting poorly and losing star forward Cillian O’Connor. They showed some metal to come through and end up winning well. They’re the games that make All-Ireland winners.2. Who’s the key player for Dublin?The bench. It’s all about the panel with Dublin. Young Dean Rock and Kevin McManamon could both be crowned Dublin’s Ole Gunnar Solskjær after this year’s campaign. But to have those capabilities coming in fresh after 40/50 minutes on what is likely to be a warm September afternoon could be key to a Dublin victory.3. Who’s the key player for Mayo?Cillian O’Connor. Is he fit? Will he start? And if he does, will he be able for a All-Ireland final against Dublin with that recurring shoulder injury? Memories of Henry Shefflin’s 2010 12 minutes come to mind, hopefully it won’t be the same for O’Connor and he can lead the charge.4. A key factor next Sunday will be…Bottle. Will Mayo find it?5. What’s been your favourite football moment this summer?Without doubt, Kerry v Dublin. Football was the poor cousin to the hurling championship this year until that game. Not wanting to sound like Pat Spillane but sometimes the man is just correct. It was football as football should be played.6. Who will lift the Sam Maguire Cup next Sunday and why?Ah, I typed Mayo and then deleted it because I’m not sure if that was my heart ruling my head. As I said, that ruthlessness that Mayo have found this year could bring them across the line but Dublin’s strength all over the pitch, as well as the bench, has me nervous about that prediction. Go on then, a draw.****************Patrick McCarry1. Which manager has done a better job this year – Jim Gavin in his first season or James Horan in picking Mayo back up from 2012?I’m going to go for Jim Gavin. James Horan has got Mayo playing some fantastic football and I could look foolish if his forwards annihilate Dublin’s porous defence. Gavin has managed a team under a huge weight of expectation [remember the ‘Should we split Dublin’ farrago?] He has got them playing hard and fast with an eye for goal too.2. Who’s the key player for Dublin?Dublin will need Bernard Brogan and Stephen Cluxton to find their free-taking range as it can’t be all about goals. Kevin McMenamon and Dean Rock may be needed off the bench again but I’ll go for Ciarán Kilkenny. When he has fired this championship summer, The Dubs have looked a real attacking force.3. Who’s the key player for Mayo?I’d imagine I am not the only person typing this but I’ll go with Aidan O’Shea. He has been immense all summer and, with Cillian O’Connor doubtful/carrying a shoulder injury, his influence on the game, from midfield, will be vital to Mayo’s success. Dublin have a much praised tactic of dominating kick-outs but could well meet their match in the man with the fringe.4. A key factor next Sunday will be…Can the Dublin defence hold out Mayo’s irresistible attack? Kerry tore into The Dubs from the outset, causing Ger Brennan to be hauled off, but Gavin’s men never panicked and kept in touch on the scoreboard. Mayo have a superb attack too but are younger and fitter, as a unit, than Kerry.5. What’s been your favourite football moment this summer?London’s success in beating Sligo and Leitrim to reach the Connacht final. You could see how much the victories meant to them and they brought some excitement to a football season that has been overshadowed by the hurling giantkillers.6. Who will lift the Sam Maguire Cup next Sunday and why?Heart says Dublin but my head says Mayo will end their long-running drought. Horan’s men have looked supreme all championship summer and have scorers all over the park. The Dublin defence is looking decidedly iffy too.****************Paul Fennessy1. Which manager has done a better job this year – Jim Gavin in his first season or James Horan in picking Mayo back up from 2012?James Horan. Dublin knew they invariably underperformed last year despite winning another Leinster title, so the only way was up for them. Mayo, on the other hand, were so impressive for much of the campaign, so it must have been especially difficult to motivate them to do it all again after falling at the final hurdle previously.2. Who’s the key player for Dublin?Dublin have several players who could have a huge influence on proceedings. Jack McCaffrey’s pace is difficult for any defence to deal with, Cian O’Sullivan delivered an exceptional performance in alleviating the threat of Gooch in the semi, Stephen Cluxton’s nerves of steel could again prove pivotal and Kevin McManamon’s impact from the bench has been well documented. But for sheer experience and ability to effect games, it has to be Bernard Brogan, who may be even more eager than usual to prove a point having been taken off against Kerry.3. Who’s the key player for Mayo?Aidan O’Shea has long been the fulcrum of this Mayo side and his form seems better than ever this year, as his Man-of-the-Match display against Donegal emphasised. Dublin don’t have the most physical of midfields, so if Mayo get on top, O’Shea could thrive. And if the 22-year-old does inspire the side to glory, he might even be allowed into Everleigh Garden this time.4. A key factor next Sunday will be…The bench. Dublin have used it with supreme effect in recent times, with their semi-final against Kerry being a prime example of their efficiency in this regard. What each manager does at half-time and how Mayo cope with the expected Kevin McManamon-inspired onslaught late on may ultimately decide the match.5. What’s been your favourite football moment this summer?The semi-final between Dublin and Kerry purely for entertainment value – it’s been a long time since I can remember such a thrilling game that had me shouting at the TV on a more or less constant basis. However, the purist in me would opt for Mayo’s ruthless destruction of Donegal. Has there been a better performance by a side this decade?6. Who will lift the Sam Maguire Cup next Sunday and why?Mayo have arguably looked the more impressive team this year, but I’m going to opt for the Dubs. Playing in Croke Park does give them a slight advantage, and they have the experience of winning it in 2011. It’ll probably be closer than last year’s final, but Jim Gavin’s men have been good at doing just about enough to prevail in recent times, and should do so again on Sunday.************************Steven O’Rourke1. Which manager has done a better job this year – Jim Gavin in his first season or James Horan in picking Mayo back up from 2012?Without wanting to sit on the fence won’t that really depend on who comes out on top on Sunday? Both teams would have expected to reach the All-Ireland final this year at a minimum so we can really only judge them based on Sunday’s game. If I have to pick one, I’ll say James Horan because Mayo, from a neutral point of view, have been more fun to watch than Dublin this year, with the very notable exception of the Kerry game.2. Who’s the key player for Dublin?As others have already said, the bench will play a huge role but so too will Stephen Cluxton. If he can keep his head when all around him are losing theirs, then Dublin will probably prove too strong for Mayo. There were rumours earlier this week – refuted by Dublin – that the ‘keeper was struggling with a hamstring injury so it will be interesting to see his first long range free on Sunday.3. Who’s the key player for Mayo?The entire defence. As good as the Connacht champions have been at scoring goals this year, they’ve been even better at not conceding them. We saw what Dublin did to Kerry in the latter stages of their semi final but I just don’t see any team, not even Dublin, being able to do the same against Mayo. If their backline can reduce the Dublin forwards to just point scoring opportunities, they really put themselves in the driving seat. 4. A key factor next Sunday will be…Joe McQuillan. That might seem like a cheap shot but it’s really not. McQuillan, rightly or wrongly, got a lot of stick for his performance in the 2011 final and the game Sunday could come down to how the Cavan man referees it. Will he bow to the pressure to whistle for soft frees in front of the Hill?5. What’s been your favourite football moment this summer?London beating Sligo. Of course it wasn’t a vintage Sligo team but you can only beat what’s in front of you and for London to do that, and go on to reach a Connacht final, was pretty special. 6. Who will lift the Sam Maguire Cup next Sunday and why?I’d love for Mayo to win it based on how well they’ve played this year but you don’t win any team prizes for attractive football. I honestly believe Dublin have the stronger panel and, when they empty their bench, that will tell in the end. Dublin by two points.************************Paul Hosford1. Which manager has done a better job this year – Jim Gavin in his first season or James Horan in picking Mayo back up from 2012?Jim Gavin. He’s taken a team in his first year and not only completely changed their style, he’s brought in young players and gotten to an All Ireland final. James Horan has taken his team through a routine enough provincial, destroyed Donegal and beat a Tyrone side that it’s hard to read too much into.2. Who’s the key player for Dublin?Whichever cornerback is marking Cillian O’Connor. The Ballintubber man offers a real goal threat and, after what Kerry got out of the Dubs full back line, goals could be crucial. Jonny Cooper may need to have a big day.3. Who’s the key player for Mayo? Obvious enough, but Aidan O’Shea. If Dublin are forced to kick long, then O’Shea could decide the destination of Sam. His fielding and support running will be crucial.4. A key factor next Sunday will be…Goals. It’s a cliche, but goals change games. Both teams have the capacity to raise the green flag and the team that does so most will win on Sunday.5. What’s been your favourite football moment this summer? As a Cork fan, there’s been little enough to shout about, but the comeback against Galway was something special. Michael Shields’ gut-busting point was eventually the difference and was a joy to behold.6. Who will lift the Sam Maguire Cup next Sunday and why? Dublin. Because they have a style of direct running that Mayo haven’t seen this year and will use that to full advantage.************************Niall Kelly1. Which manager has done a better job this year – Jim Gavin in his first season or James Horan in picking Mayo back up from 2012?It’s impossible to choose between them. Sending out a team to play slick, attacking football is a bold move for a newbie manager and Gavin rightly deserves praise for taking that risk. Whether or not this Dublin team spark a revolution remains to be seen but we can still appreciate them here and now. That said, the weight of longing and anticipation down in Mayo is a serious cross to bear and Horan’s work in getting this group mentally fit is a triumph in itself.2. Who’s the key player for Dublin?Ciaran Kilkenny. Losing a player of Alan Brogan’s quality should put a serious dent in any county’s All-Ireland chances but Kilkenny has stepped in seamlessly to fill the play-making void. The Dubs should thank their lucky stars that he came home from Oz.3. Who’s the key player for Mayo?Aidan O’Shea is the obvious choice and will be Footballer of the Year — barring a monstrous performance from Michael Dara MacAuley. Don’t overlook the importance of Alan Freeman though. He stepped up when needed against Tyrone and, if Cillian O’Connor’s shoulder doesn’t hold up, he might need to do it again.4. A key factor next Sunday will be…The first 10 minutes. As the old cliche goes, you can’t win an All-Ireland in the first 10 minutes but you can lose one — ain’t that right, Mayo?5. What’s been your favourite football moment this summer?It was a real privilege to be in Croke Park for Dublin versus Kerry which was, without a doubt, the best football match I have ever been at. Listening to people who remember more games than I will ever forget describe it afterwards as an all-time classic hammered home the point.6. Who will lift the Sam Maguire Cup next Sunday and why?I said Dublin at the start of the summer. I won’t be changing now.****************Fintan O’Toole1. Which manager has done a better job this year – Jim Gavin in his first season or James Horan in picking Mayo back up from 2012?Jim Gavin’s adaptation to senior management has been seamless and extremely impressive. But for the feat of hauling Mayo up off the floor after last September’s misery, James Horan deserves immense credit.2. Who’s the key player for Dublin?Michael Darragh MacAuley. A midfielder whose dynamism and ability to impact around the park has helped him dictate games repeatedly this summer.3. Who’s the key player for Mayo?Aidan O’Shea. The hot favourite for Footballer of the Year and that is a reflection of the manner in which he has elevated his midfield play this season to dominate matches.4. A key factor next Sunday will be…Mayo’s start to the game. They got key match-ups wrong early on in last year’s final and suffered the ultimate price as a result. Putting Ger Cafferkey on Bernard Brogan from the start and being tight at the back will  help them settle into the match5. What’s been your favourite football moment this summer?Monaghan claiming the Ulster title. Offered persuasive evidence that provincial crowns still matter and particularly for a core of Monaghan’s elder statesmen, it was great to see them being rewarded after years of toil.6. Who will lift the Sam Maguire Cup next Sunday and why?Mayo. Cillian O’Connor’s injury offers uncertainty but if they have absorbed the lessons of last year they will be sturdier in defence and there is a greater variety to their attack this year. They have spent years learning from defeats, now is the time to put those lessons into practice.Blue army bring bus stop to cheer on Dublin in Lebanon>My favourite All-Ireland football final: our writers’ memories>last_img read more

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first_imgForbes magazine announced a number of editorial hires: as previously reported, media writer Jeff Bercovici is leaving AOL’s Daily Finance to cover “the intersection of technology and media and advertising” for Forbes; former Above the Law editor Kashmir Hill is joining the magazine to cover law, technology, consumer information and social media; ex-Huffington Post world editor Nicholas Sabloff will “run the home page and help guide breaking news efforts;” Zack O’Malley Greenburg is returning to Forbes as a staff writer; and Halah Touryalai also was named a staff writer.Bloomberg Businessweek named Jim Williams Midwest advertising director. Williams most recently served as Midwest advertising director for Time Inc.’s Fortune/Money group.Lauren Kern was named deputy editor at the New York Times Magazine. Previously, Kern served as executive editor of O: The Oprah Magazine. Before that, Kern and newly-installed editor Hugo Lindgren were colleagues at New York magazine.American Media Inc.’s in-store magazine merchandising and distribution unit, Distribution Services Inc., promoted John Swider to president and CEO, replacing Mike Porche, who is leaving the company. Swider joined AMI when the company acquired Globe Marketing Services, for which he served as president. [Read the full report here.]Essence magazine promoted Karen Williams to vice president of sales and marketing. Previously, Williams served as associate publisher of marketing.Condé Nast announced a number of personnel changes among its Golf Digest properties: Jeffery Ahl, formerly associate publisher of Golf Digest, and Daniel Robertson, formerly associate publisher of Golf World, have been named associate publishers of Golf Digest & Golf World (selling across both brands); senior executive director of strategic development Jim Kahn was named senior executive and national equipment director for Golf Digest & Golf World; and integrated marketing solutions senior executive director Scott Fedonchik was named senior executive and brand director across both properties.IDG Enterprise appointed Brian Glynn and Sean Weglage senior vice presidents of online. With the promotions, Glynn and Wglage also will join IDG Enterprise’s 14-member executive committee. Penton Media has appointed Nicola Allais executive vice president and CFO, replacing Jean Clifton, who announced in August that she planned to leave the company. Previously, Allais served as CFO of Downtown Music.Josh Dammers was named associate publisher of sales for Meredith’s Ladies’ Home Journal. Most recently, Dammers served as national ad director for Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Media.Rodale announced a pair of promotions: Runner’s World, Running Times, Bicycling and Mountain Bike vice president and publisher Chris Lambiase was promoted to senior vice president and publishing director of Rodale’s Sports Marketing & Events group; and Eric Johnson was promoted to vice president and group marketing director.Also at Rodale, Peter Hemmel was named creative director of Prevention magazine. Hemmel previously served as art director at Glamour—a title he held for the last nine years.last_img read more

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Images courtesy of Bracco Related Content Technology | November 25, 2009 MR Elastography Device Detects Liver Disease News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more MR elastography detects liver fibrosis. Provided by R. Ehman. November 24, 2009 – Historically, clinicians have evaluated tissue stiffness – the physical property of tissue most affected by disease-through palpation. The diagnostic utility of this technique is now validated with the introduction of a new visual palpation device that uses low frequency sound waves in combination with MRI to measure tissue elasticity. The device, MR-Touch, extends the principles of palpation by providing clinicians a non-invasive method to detect changes in liver tissue. The complete view of the liver, versus individual samples, enables clinicians to improve diagnostic confidence, better monitor disease progression and provide more informed preventative guidance. IN addition, a non-invasive method supports a comfortable experience for the patient and reduces risks of complications and errors. Based on technology invented at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) and licensed to GE Healthcare, the visual palpation device provides cost-effective way to evaluate tissue stiffness. “For centuries, physicians have relied on the sense of touch to reliably diagnose certain diseases,” said Richard Ehman, M.D., professor of radiology and leader of the team that developed MR elastography at Mayo Clinic. “Today we know that abnormal tissue stiffness can actually be a cause of some disease processes. However, many regions of the body are not accessible to palpation and conventional diagnostic imaging technologies do not allow physicians to assess tissue stiffness. The introduction of MR elastography will also allow physicians around the world to explore new applications of this unique diagnostic imaging technology.” MR-Touch will be commercially available with the Optima MR450w 1.5T system and requires a modest software upgrade along with a hardware accessory to a conventional MR scanner. 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first_imgThe Blockchance Conference will take place from 16-17 August 2019 in the historic Chamber of Commerce Hamburg. It is Germany’s first stock exchange. Hamburg is Germany’s second largest city with a metropolitan region of 5 million inhabitants and Europe’s second largest port. It is an economic and scientific hotspot.How many years has it been going?We’re in our second year. Last year we were with 350 visitors in the FutureCity Campus in the HefenCity, a sea container village. This year we are right in the city centre next to the town hall and expect 5 times as many guests. If you start a business in Silicon Valley it must be in the garage, the counterpart in Hamburg is definitely the sea container.What was the inspiration to start it?I studied computer science 17 years ago. When someone told me about Bitcoin for the first time in 2012, I understood the impact quite well and wanted to have a look at the technology. I then opened the first vegan Christmas market stand in 2013 worldwide accepting bitcoins in Hamburg. It became a catering and two restaurants. The catering business and my young family took me completely in.Until I then decided at the end of 2017, I need a change of scenery. I wanted to show people the possibilities Blockchain technology offers us as humanity. I wanted to be a part of the digital revolution, which started 30 years ago with the internet. So in 2018, the first time BLOCKCHANCE Conference was born.What exciting things can people look forward to?There will be 60 plus speaker and also a large exhibition with 30 plus exhibitors, 2 unique blockchain theatre performances, networking events, a charity auction, workshops and an afterglow party.Who will be speaking at Blockchance?We have an amazing speaker line-up among others with Christian Schultze-Wolters, Director for Blockchain Solutions at IBM, Marc Buckley, Consultant of the UN, Tom Lyons, Executive Director of ConsensSys, Dr. Julie Maupin, Director of Social Impact of the IOTA Foundation, Dr. Lukas Repa, Senior Policy Officer of the European Commission, editor-in-chief Jürgen Riek, Angel Versetti, co-founder and CEO of Ambrosus, Svetlana Boyanova, Executive Director of the Institute of Agricultural Strategies and Innovation and former Bulgarian Minister of Agriculture.What tips would you give to people attending to get the most out of it?I think it is important to take enough time for the conference. At least you should arrive one day in advance and stay one day longer. One should take the time to fully internalize this so important topic. And also to get to know the beautiful Hanseatic city of Hamburg it is worth staying a little longer.How can people book tickets / when does it usually sell out?Tickets you find at www.blockchance.eu/tickets. From next weeks on there will also be crypto payment options. We will probably be sold out by the beginning of August at the latest.Irish Tech News now gets over 1.5 million monthly views, and up to 900k monthly unique visitors, from over 160 countries. We have over 860,000 relevant followers on Twitter on our various accounts & were recently described as Ireland’s leading online tech news site and Ireland’s answer to TechCrunch, so we can offer you a good audience!Since introducing desktop notifications a short time ago, which notify readers directly in their browser of new articles being published, over 16000 people have now signed up to receive them ensuring they are instantly kept up to date on all our latest content. Desktop notifications offer a unique method of serving content directly to verified readers and bypass the issue of content getting lost in people’s crowded news feeds.If you would like to have your company featured in the Irish Tech News Business Showcase, get in contact with us at Simon@IrishTechNews.ie or on Twitter: @SimonCocking When and where is it on?last_img read more

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first_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation “We knew that there would be challenges, we had a lot ofguys replaced on offense and a new scheme on defense,”said Colledge. “But like any group of professional men, wewant to win and that’s what is most important right now.”The Cardinals head to Minnesota on Sunday to take on the0-4 Vikings. If it is a close game, Cardinals fans mightstart to worry. “The only thing you can say is you have to continue towork at it and learn from it,” said head coach KenWhisenhunt. In a weak division, the Cardinals are only two gamesbehind the first place San Francisco 49ers, and a win inMinnesota this week could get them back on track beforeits too late. Arizona Sports’ Charlie Feinerman contributed to thisreport Cardinals guard Daryn Colledge is finding the good withthe bad when you look at the Cardinals 1-3 record, arecord that could easily be reversed.“It’s an encouragement in the fact that we know that we’reright there but its also a huge disappointment because youknow how close you are to being on the opposite end andbeing 4-0,” said Colledge.The Cardinals have lost their last three games by marginsof one, three and four. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaycenter_img 0 Comments   Share   D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories last_img read more

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first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories But unlike playing in those Super Bowls, Warner doesn’t have too much pressure on him in Canton.“I think the great thing about where you’re at now is you can’t screw it up at this point,” Warner told Doug and Wolf on 98.7 FM, Arizona’s Sports Station Tuesday. “When you’re at this point going into a Super Bowl, all you can think about is, ‘man, it all falls on me and I better play well.’ At this point, that stuff is done.“Even if I screw up the speech I still get in, so at this point I’m trying to enjoy it, I’m trying to prepare the speech and get everything ready with my kids and everybody coming down and the family being there.”The two-time MVP will stand beside fellow 2017 inductees Morten Anderson, Terrell Davis, Kenny Easley, Jerry Jones, Jason Taylor and LaDainian Tomlinson next Saturday as the Hall of Fame fraternity grows to 310.“I’m just excited about what’s going to happen,” Warner said. “I don’t know if it feels real yet, so you take it a day at a time and you kind of wait for that moment when it really hits you what this all means and where this places you in the history of the game.” LISTEN: Kurt Warner, Hall of Fame Cardinals quarterback Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Warner’s story is well documented. After being cut by the Packers in training camp, he resorted to bagging groceries at a local grocery store before trying out for the Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League.Two Arena Bowl appearances later, the St. Louis Rams signed him in 1998 as a backup to Trent Green. And in another Wally Pipp situation, Green suffered an injury in the preseason of 1999 and Warner took over, leading the Rams to their first Super Bowl victory and never looking back.It may take Warner a while to culminate such a journey to the NFL and career during his speech, but he’s not going to be held back by a time limit.“The one parameter is they try to give you a time limit and they tell you they want it to be between 12 and 14 minutes,” Warner said. “And I’m sorry but, there’s no chance. No way. I get one shot at this, they can try to play the music in the background but I’m gonna keep going on this one.”He will become the third former Arizona Cardinal to be enshrined in Canton, joining Emmitt Smith and Aeneas Williams in the Hall.The week will get started on Thursday, August 3 with the Cardinals taking on the Cowboys in the annual Hall of Fame Game. 0 Comments   Share   center_img Your browser does not support the audio element. Next week, Kurt Warner will get to cap off and celebrate his illustrious career with a week culminating in him putting his arms into a gold jacket and officially becoming an Pro Football Hall of Famer.Warner finished his 12-year NFL career with 32,344 passing yards and 208 touchdowns through the air, but will be remembered most for his three Super Bowl appearances with the Rams and Cardinals and his one win with the 1999 Rams. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

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first_imgNew York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineGirard-Perregaux, iconic luxury Swiss watch brand, was proud to partner up with Andrea Bocelli, the world’s highest selling solo artist in the history of classical music, in the launch of his new foundation, the Andrea Bocelli Foundation, with a 2011 Benefit Gala on December 9th. The Gala featured a dinner and special performances by Andrea Bocelli himself as well as David Foster, Heather Headley and Anna Maria Martinez.“We are very proud and excited to join forces with Andrea Bocelli in the launch of his new foundation”, says CEO of Sowind Group (Girard-Perregaux and JeanRichard) Michele Sofisti. “His accomplishments as an artist and philanthropist are an inspiration to all of us and we are happy to support him in this new pursuit”.“I feel very strongly about helping people make the most of the world that we live in”, says Andrea Bocelli. “Every human being has the right to be happy, fulfilled and to live a flourishing and meaningful life. I want to help those who face barriers in achieving their life’s potential”.www.girard-perregaux.chlast_img read more

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