first_imgAnd Tyrann Mathieu has learned three different positions for three personnel packages! He has played corner, nickel corner and safety in base, nickel and dime personnel packages. He knows it and is making plays.For a former player like myself, understanding how complex the game is at this level, I could not be any more impressed. But I’m not the only one impressed.One scout told me that Tyrann Mathieu was, “pound-for-pound, the best player on the field.” And while conversing with an offensive assistant coach he told me that he believed, “No. 32 was going to change the team.” My jaw is still hanging as I write this. These are things you don’t hear from grizzled, hardcore professionals. And yet all of it won’t matter unless Tyrann understands the burden he carries. It will all be for naught if he doesn’t accept the responsibility of keeping himself on the straight and narrow.Risk/reward is something every GM must take into account when bringing a player into the organization. And Mathieu was a risk; but as it stands right now, Steve Keim should buy a lottery ticket. – / 38 Over the weekend I experienced something that I’m still having a hard time wrapping my mind around. Hardcore NFL scouts and coaches are raving about Tyrann Mathieu, the Cardinals’ third-round pick out of LSU. Mathieu has always been an excellent football player, but his adjustment — mentally — to the National Football League has been nothing short of stunning.The most difficult aspect of making the transition from college to the NFL is found between the ears. The game is so much more complicated, complex and volatile; schemes are multifaceted and evolving. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img

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first_imgFans of Game of Thrones can’t seem to get enough of series star Peter Dinklage — and that’s why, with the hit series’ fourth season now underway, PETA is launching the Emmy Award–winning actor’s new video exposé of the meat, egg, and dairy industries.And although fans may relish the bloody battle scenes in Game of Thrones, they may be shocked by the violence revealed in Dinklage’s “Face Your Food,” a follow-up to Paul McCartney’s Glass Walls and Alec Baldwin’s “Meet Your Meat” videos.“The images that you’re about to see might make you want to turn away, but this is what you pay for every time you buy meat, eggs, and dairy products,” Dinklage begins in the video short, which debuted last week on “That’s why tens of millions of kind people just in the United States alone have decided to leave animal products off their plates for good.”And Dinklage is one of them: He first went vegetarian at the age of 16, and he credits his dad with helping him make that decision. “My father was a big influence on me in terms of having a great respect for nature at a young age,” he says in an exclusive video interview with PETA. And Dinklage adds that over the years, it’s gotten easier to find vegan food. “There’s so many more organic markets, soy products, restaurants,” he says. “It truly is less expensive and very easy to find.”“As you’ve seen here,” concludes Dinklage in the exposé, “by buying meat, eggs, and dairy products, you’re paying for cruelty. Please make the kind choice.”Source:PETAlast_img

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – In the 2015 provincial election, the New Democratic Party (NDP) campaigned on the promise to increase Alberta’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.On Oct. 1, 2018, the provincial government made that campaign promise a reality and received backlash from the service industry.READ MORE: Mixed reactions to Alberta’s minimum wage hikeSince Premiere Rachel Notley called the Provincial election the United Conservative Party (UCP) has come out and said that if they are voted into power, then they will institute a price differential for those under the age of 18.President and CEO of the Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association Dave Kaiser told 660 NEWS that the minimum wage is a sort of deterrent for businesses to hire young employees, because companies do not see the same outcome from their investment.“At the end of the day in business with margins tight, whatever your payout in wages and benefits, you need to be able to get the investment back in productivity,” Kaiser said.He said that it makes sense for there to be a different minimum wage for youth because most are living at home without needing to support themselves.“They would benefit by having access to just part-time work, to have some spending money, and more importantly build those skills to help with their career in the future.”Restaurants Canada’s Vice President of Western Canada Mark von Schellwitz agrees with Kaiser’s statements on the issue, adding that one of the most alarming things to him is how youth participation in the workforce has come down to some of the lowest levels in history. READ MORE: Labour leaders welcome Alberta minimum wage increase“What this means is that those under the age of 18 are so discouraged they aren’t even looking for jobs,” Schellwitz said.He explains that more money is put into training youth in the restaurant industry because they need more assistance and guidance from more experienced employees as they start their career.“What happens with restaurants in an employment declining situation, they are going to hold onto their most experienced staff first, and there isn’t that same incentive to bring in fresh new people.”Schellwitz believes that putting in a differential for minimum wage also makes sense because it is a common practice in other provinces across the countries and other countries around the world.“A lot of trades and even union agreements in Alberta already have apprenticeship training wages, that say while you are in that training mode we are going to be paying you slightly less,” Schellwitz said. “The understanding is once you gain more experience and have the same amount of knowledge as your colleagues then you will make the same.”Both Keiser and Schellwitz are open to seeing what all the political parties bring to the table when it comes to this issue, but at the moment both believe that a pay differential is the best option.“Our position on this is to encourage a wage differential for young or inexperienced workers, so if the UCP wants to move forward with that then we would be very supportive of it,” Kaiser said.

Rabat – Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State, has reiterated Washington’s unflinching support for Morocco, saying the North African country is an indispensable US ally in the fight for security and stability in the MENA region.In a statement shared on the Department of State’s website on July 30, which marked 20 years since the coronation of King Mohammed VI, the American official congratulated the Moroccan King on the advances realized in various sectors.“On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer congratulations to His Majesty King Mohammed VI and the Moroccan people as you celebrate Throne Day on July 30,” Pompeo said. The statement emphasized the significance of Morocco for the US’ ambitions in the MENA region, pointing out that Washington is poised to continue collaborating with Rabat to achieve their shared goals in the region. Those goals, the statement noted, have to do with “expanding security cooperation, deepening cultural and educational ties, and promoting economic opportunities.” According to Pompeo, Rabat and Washington have a “shared vision” for stability and prosperity in Africa and the larger Middle East. He said: “In the spirit of the longstanding friendship between our people and governments, we look forward to strengthening our relationship in the years to come. Ours is a strategic partnership based on our work to advance our shared vision of a secure, stable, and prosperous North Africa and Middle East.”Read also: Donald Trump: US and Morocco Still Have a Lot to Accomplish TogetherPompeo’s congratulations to the Moroccan King came after President Trump’s, who sent his Throne Day message to the monarch on the eve of the celebration and noted that Morocco will remain a US ally in many areas, including security, anti-extremism, and trade. In his message, Trump also highlighted “the fight against extremism in all its forms” as well as policy priorities for Africa as some of the “most notable” areas of the US-Morocco relations. Trump said, however, that the two countries “still have a lot to accomplish together.”

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