Senior UN relief official visits DR Congo after murder of five aid

12 October 2011A senior United Nations official is on a week-long visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for talks with Government and aid officials amid safety concerns following the murder of five non-governmental organization (NGO) staff in the deadliest such assault in the vast country. The Director of the of the Coordination and Response Division of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), John Ging, who arrived in Kinshasa, the capital, on Monday, will discuss the situation with the Congolese authorities, the UN humanitarian coordinator in the country, UN agencies and national and international NGOs.The five NGO education workers along with two civilians were killed in Malinda, South Kivu province, in the strife-torn east of DRC in what OCHA has said is the deadliest assault on aid workers ever recorded in the country. It was the latest in a growing number of attacks in recent weeks targeting humanitarian workers and impeding the delivery of vital aid.Ranging from extortion to hostage taking to using humanitarian vehicles to carry military equipment, the attacks are linked to the persistent fighting in eastern DRC and have aroused a growing sense of vulnerability in humanitarian organizations.Since August there have been 25 such incidents in North Kivu province and 15 in South Kivu. This year, the two provinces have suffered nearly 140 such attacks. During his visit Mr. Ging will visit North Kivu and Oriental provinces.UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General Irina Bokova today called on the Government to investigate the murders and take the strongest possible measures to protect the local people and those working to bring them services to which they are entitled.“As the head of the United Nations agency in charge of education, I mourn the death of five people committed to bringing education to such a difficult environment,” she said in a statement.Since 1999 and under various names, the UN has maintained a peacekeeping mission of up to nearly 20,000 uniformed personnel in the DRC to oversee country’s emergence from years of civil war and factional chaos, culminating most notably in 2006 with the first democratic elections in over four decades. A measure of stability has returned much of to the country, which is as large as Western Europe, but fighting has continued sporadically in the east including the Kivus, where the bulk of the UN mission, currently known as MONUSCO, is deployed. read more

Case filed against Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa over defamation

A case has been filed against Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa at the Supreme Court over alleged defamation.The case was filed by the bribery commission. The commission has accused the Parliamentarian of insulting the commission by not appearing to make a statement despite being issued notice. (Colombo Gazette)

Lifttheflap books may stop toddlers learning new words say scientists

first_imgDr Shinskey said: “Books with these sort of features are very popular with parents who hope the interactive feature will aid learning and enjoyment of reading.“However, if parents want their children to learn factual information about the world from books, it doesn’t appear to help to make books more toy-like by adding 3D features.“This seems to enhance their tendency to treat books as just another type of physical toy, rather than a tool for learning.“As the findings suggest young children can find these features in a book distracting we would recommend having a range of books available so children learn to love reading as well as learning more about the world around them.”The research was presented at the British Psychological Society’s Developmental Psychology Section annual conference. They are meant to make learning more fun and interactive, but lift-the-flap books could significantly harm a toddler’s chance of learning words, a new study suggests.Picture books for children often include unusual textures or pop-ups, which are thought to encourage engagement and keep youngsters interested.But researchers found that when toddlers have to hunt for a word or object they are less likely to remember it.In tests with 31 toddlers, those who used books with lift-up-flaps were half as likely to remember words compared to those using normal books. 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. Dr Jeanne Shinskey, a senior lecturer at the Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London said: “Many educational picture books for toddlers often feature manipulatives like flaps or texture to encourage interaction, but do these actually help toddlers to learn new words?“We wanted to test how a commercially-available book with or without flaps affected two-year-olds’ learning of a new word for an unfamiliar object.”For the experiment the toddlers were split in to two groups. Each group were asked to look through a book with a researcher that contained nine food objects including a new fruit they had not seen before – a starfruit. Children were half as likely to remember the word starfruit when using flap bookscenter_img We would recommend having a range of books available so children learn to love reading as well as learning more about the worldDr Jeanne Shinskey Children were half as likely to remember the word starfruit when using flap books The books were exactly the same but one had lift-the-flaps and the other had these sealed.Around 68 per cent of the youngsters who looked at the book without flaps correctly remembered the starfruit at the end of the session compared to just 30 per cent of those who were given books with flaps.last_img read more

Building bridges through tourism

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram “I’m busy, can you come in and answer the phones, just answer the phones.” Jaqui Preketes remembers the phone call from her late father in 1991 asking her to help out in the family business Cosmos Travel for a day. Jaqui left Melbourne University that day and raced over to help her dad out by answering phones. 20 years later, she’s still answering phones – as the managing director. An almost accidental entry to the industry, Jaqui has no regrets whatsoever about continuing in the family travel business. Whilst at university, her intention was to study languages to eventually work for the United Nations or any area that would allow her to promote peace and cultural understanding. Jaqui has since realised there is no better way than to promote cultural empathy and understanding than through travel. “Tourism is what opens minds for people to have a cultural understanding, tourism is what builds emotional bridges,” she explains. “When you travel you come back with a completely new appreciation of where you are at and where you are headed.” As Vice President of the International Institute of Peace through Tourism, Jaqui is equipped to foster and facilitate tourism initiatives which contribute to international understanding and cooperation, an improved quality of environment, the preservation of heritage, to help bring about a peaceful and sustainable world. “The spin off of what we do is we have to take care of our world,” she says. Established in 1991 by her late father, Cosmos Travel and Touchdown Tours is still very much a family-oriented business. Jaqui’s mother works in accounts, as does her brother-in-law, and her staff that she calls the ‘fantastic four’ ensure that all clients receive the very best in service. Two years after the travel agency was opened, Touchdown Tours was created.A sister company to Cosmos, Touchdown Tours is a wholesale tour operation that specialises in tours in Greece, the Greek islands, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Dubai, Oman and Abu Dhabi. Tours are a great option for travellers who want security when travelling, want to see all a country has to offer and want to do so with expert advice and professional travel industry knowledge. “We know that the world can be quite volatile – you have outbreaks of riots, even with the ash cloud,” explains Jaqui on why tours are a better option. “Our people on the ground there, no matter where it is, will be in touch with us constantly. We are then in touch with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to always keep a track of where our clients are so if anything is happening they have the security.” Even with a tour guide, you are able to escape the hot spots of trouble and avoid dangers as they always keep abreast with current trends in their country – things that you may not know about when you travel alone. They also have strong ties with companies there and consulates in all the countries to ensure your safety is always the number one concern. Through Touchdown Tours, you can choose to go on an already established tour or create one tailor-made for your personal needs. And with the professional advice offered by all staff members, you can be advised on the best tours to do, which hotels to stay in and what sites to visit as they have all been there, to offer you a seamless and smooth travel experience. “We have people on hand in all the countries we send out tours on to offer 24 hour services so if you want some advice on where to shop, where to eat, someone will be available to talk to,” says Jaqui. It’s this personalised service that will ensure travel agents stand the test of time against the internet. And although Jaqui is first to say the internet is great for a client to research and get to know the culture and country they are going to travel to, you can never get the same service as you would with face-to-face advice, which you always get at Cosmos Travel and Touchdown Tours.last_img read more

Gardening with Allen Wilson Veggies to plant now for fall winter harvest

first_imgAllen Wilson is a Vancouver gardening specialist. Email Allen Wilson at allenw98663@yahoo.com. I recently read there are vegetables I can plant in the fall for harvest during the late fall and winter. Which ones would be appropriate to plant in our climate?There are several vegetables that like cool growing temperatures. They can be planted now for later harvest. Lettuce, spinach and other leafy vegetables such as kale, mustard and collards do well from a September planting. They will be ready for harvest in November. Root vegetables such as radishes, beets, carrots and green onions can often be harvested well into December.These vegetables can withstand temperatures into the low 20s. The root vegetables can withstand temperatures even colder because they are protected in the ground. Newly planted seeds should be watered daily unless seasonal rain takes care of moisture needs.Vegetable seeds sprout quickly this time of year because soil temperatures are still quite warm. The two main problems are keeping the soil moist enough for germination and soil-crusting which makes it difficult for seedlings to push through.Both of these problems can be prevented by covering seed with a mulch such as bark dust, compost, peat moss or vermiculite. These materials hold extra water to keep the seeds moist until they germinate. They also prevent soil crusting.last_img read more

Timeline Former Goldman Sachs Director Rajat Guptas Journey to Jail

first_imgRajat Gupta, the former Goldman Sachs Director who was convicted for insider trading, started his two-year jail term on Tuesday. The 65-year-old also has to pay a huge penalty of $13.9 million.Here is a brief timeline of Gupta’s life and career:1971 : Born in Kolkata a year after the Indian Independence, Gupta, armed with a graduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, goes abroad to study MBA at Harvard Business School, Massachusetts, US.1973 : Gupta joins McKinsey, a global management consulting firm in New York, and becomes its managing director the next year and remains its honcho till 2003.2006 : Gupta joins equity research firm Goldman Sachs’ board as director and soon becomes the director of Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) board as well.29 July 2008 : Gupta informs Raj Rajaratnam, founder of Galleon Group, about Wall Street Bank’s move to buy AIG or Wachovia on the sidelines of the 2008 cash crunch.23 September 2008: Rajaratnam makes a profit of $ 840,000 from the information given by Gupta after a Goldman Sachs’ board meeting about Berkshire Hathaway’s preferred stock investment of $5 billion in it.23 October 2008 : Gupta, aware of Goldman’s financial result showing loss for the fourth quarter of 2008 in a company conference call, contacts Rajaratnam and passes on the information. Rajaratnam benefits avoiding losses to the tune of $3.6 million.29 January 2009 : Gupta participates in a telephonic audit meeting with P&G over quarterly earnings. SEC alleges that Gupta provided the information to Rajaratnam, who made a profit of $ 570,000.16 October 2009 : Rajaratnam’s arrest for insider trading brings Gupta’s involvement to light.13 April 2010 : SEC probe begins and Gupta resigns from Goldman Sachs.1 March 2011 : SEC files insider trading charges against Gupta, forcing him to quit P&G board as well.4 August 2011 : SEC drops administrative proceedings against Gupta, following his lawsuit against them, alleging different treatment in the entire Galleon firm probe.13 October 2011 : Court sentences Gupta to 11 years in prison and he surrenders to FBI in October.15 June 2012 : Jury convicts Gupta on four of the six counts – three counts of security fraud and one of conspiracy to commit securities fraud – and sentences him to two-year prison term in October.25 March 2014: Federal Court rejects Gupta’s renewed plea for new trial in the case.11 June 2014 : US Court rejects his appeal for bail, pending his sentence term.17 June 2014 : Gupta begins his two-year jail term in Massachusetts.last_img read more

Lover duo commits suicide

first_imgMunta Hena and RokonuzzamanTwo studens of Islamic University of Khusthia allegedly committed suicide in Kusthia and Jhenaidah district on Thursday, reports UNB .The deceased were Rokonuzzaman of Damurhuda upazila in Chuadanga and Munta Hena, daughter of Ashraful Alam, chairman of AL-Hadith and Islamic Studies Department of Islamic University. Both of them were students of Finance and Banking Department of Islamic University.Family sources and their classmates said Rokonuzzaman and Munta loved each other but their families did not agree to accept their relationship. Being failed to resolve the crisis, Munta committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling of her house in Jhenaidah district town around 8:00pm.As soon as Rokonuzzaman heard the news of Munta’s death, he committed suicide by jumping under a train at Moti Mia level crossing in Kushtia Sadar upazila, said Abdul Aziz, officer-in-charge of Poradah GRP police station.Besides, UNB Islamic university correspondent reports: IU proctor M Mahbubar Rahman said, “We are trying to find out the main reason behind the suicide of the two students.”However, the university authorities expressed deep shocked at the demise of the two students.last_img read more

Children of FF demonstrate at Shahbagh over quota abolishment

first_imgThe children of freedom fighters block Shahbagh intersection on Wednesday night protesting the government decision to scrap the quota system in class I and II government jobs. Photo: Shuvra Kanti DasChildren of freedom fighters on Wednesday night blocked Shahbagh intersection in the city demanding that the government retain the 30 per cent quota privileges for them in government jobs, reports UNB.Around 150-170 people under the banner of Muktijoddha Sangsad Santan Command, a platform of freedom fighters’ children, blocked the intersection around 9:00pm.The demonstration came hours after the cabinet approved a proposal for abolishing the existing quota system in the recruitment process of first and second class government jobs.The approval was given at the weekly meeting of the cabinet held at the prime minister’s office with prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.”Now, the recruitment to the first and second class jobs (from grade-9 to grade-13) will be made directly on merit basis,” cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam said while briefing reporters at the secretariat.Addressing the blockade programme, command central president Sheikh Atiqul Babu said, “Freedom fighters have been defamed and disgraced with the cabinet decision. Their constructional rights have also been violated.”Condemning the decision, he urged the the government to retain the 30 per cent quota for the family members of the freedom fighters. “Or else, we’ll go for a tougher movement.”He announced that they would hold a protest programme in the city at 3:00pm on Saturday where children and grandchildren of freedom fighters from across the country will take part.Meanwhile, Bangladesh Chhatra League general secretary Golam Rabbani expressed solidarity with freedom fighters’ children. He went to the protesters around 11:00pm and expressed his solidarity with them.The vehicular movement remained suspended due to the road blockade which continued till filling of this report around 11:45pm.Children of freedom fighters also staged demonstrations blocking Rajshahi-Dhaka highway in front of Rajshahi University under Matihar police station in the city to press for the demand.last_img read more

Man in police custody found hanging

first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationThe hanging body of a person in custody of police was recovered from Bagatipara police station in Natore on Tuesday, reports UNB.Police claimed the arrestee Mohsin Ali, 30, son of a certain Mahiruddin of Chakgoash village in Bagatipara upazila, committed suicide by hanging himself.The law enforcement found Mohsin hanging from the window grill inside his cell on Tuesday noon and recovered it in presence of executive magistrate Najmul Alam, said additional police super of Natore Akram Hossain.On Monday, Gazipur police arrested Mohsin from Maona area in Gazipur city for his alleged involvement in the killing of three van drivers and snatching their vehicles.He was, later, handed over to Bagatipara police station, Najmul Alam added.last_img

37 dead in boat sinking in DR Congo

first_imgThirty-seven bodies have been recovered after another boat sinking in the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said Tuesday, a week after a vessel capsized with nearly 130 people on board.Sixteen survivers were found near the spot where the boat sunk on a river in the country’s east on 9 April, acting governor Papy Omeonga Tchopa of Maniema province told AFP on Tuesday.”We found and buried 37 bodies.”He said the motorised boat capsized near the village of Katalama, 120 kilometers (74 miles) from the provincial capital Kindu on the Kindu-Kibombo-Kasongo part of the river — a stretch that officially is not navigable.Tchopa added that the suspected causes included “a drunk skipper, travelling at night and overloading.””The skipper is on the run. He had already been banned because of previous violations,” said Tchopa.Exactly a week earlier, a boat went down on Lake Kivu with some 130 people on board. Dozens are still officially missing.This incident prompted president Felix Tshisekedi to declare a day of mourning last Friday, and decided to make it mandatory for boat passengers to have lifebuoys.River transport is one of the most used in DR Congo with its numerous waterways. Boat mishaps are common, typically caused by overloading of passengers and cargo.Tolls are often high because there are no life jackets and many Congolese do not know how to swim.Twenty-seven people were reported drowned in a boat sinking in September last year, 26 last July, another 50 last May, and 40 people in April whose boats sank while they fled fighting.Sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest country, the DR Congo is struggling with local conflicts, and in remote areas the control of the central government in Kinshasa is weak.last_img read more

Subsea electricity cable from Scotland to Norway planned

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Mr Salmond said an integrated grid would contribute to the European sustainable energy policy, and that connections from Scotland to Norway and mainland Europe were essential.Mr Salmond announced the signing of the agreement between a subsidiary of Scottish and Southern Energy, SSE Interconnector, and three Scandinavian utilities to study the feasibility of building an interconnector to carry power between Scandinavia and the UK. He said the north-east of Scotland was the ideal location and this makes Scotland “ideally placed” to become the green powerhouse of Europe.The Scandinavian partners to the agreement are Swedish utility company Vattenfall and Norwegian utilities Lyse, E-CO Energi, and Agder Energi. The jointly owned development company will be known as NorthConnect. Independent, not-for-profit group The Scottish European Green Energy Centre has contributed 50,000 Euros towards the search for the best route for the cable.Scotland and Norway both have diverse and complementary ways of producing electricity, and an interconnector would allow them to share the resources and maximize supplies of low-carbon sources of electricity. Norway has flexible hydro-electricity sources, while Scotland has wind power sources, and so Scotland could import electricity on still days and export its excess on windy days.The high voltage, direct current (HVDC) cable between Scotland and Norway would be capable of carrying 1,200 to 2,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity, and could be in place by 2020. Initial estimates are that it would need to be between 550 and 700 km long. NorthConnect will spend the next few years analyzing the economic and technical viability of the project.Head of Vattenfall’s Asset Optimization and Trading department, Harald von Heyden, said NorthConnect would increase competition in regional areas and provide a more secure supply of energy with more stable electricity prices.The UK is already connected to Ireland and France, and a sub-sea cable carrying 1,000 MW between the UK and the Netherlands will open in April this year. Norway has cables to Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands, and a cable to Germany is under construction. Fears of eagle injury from wind farm Citation: Sub-sea electricity cable from Scotland to Norway planned (2011, February 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-02-sub-sea-electricity-cable-scotland-norway.html Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — A study into a proposed North Sea interconnector will examine the possibility of a sub-sea electricity cable linking Scotland and Norway, according to an announcement earlier this week in Aberdeen by Scotland’s First Minister, Mr Alex Salmond.last_img read more

Soon govt to recruit 8565 policemen

first_imgKolkata: Bengal government has decided to recruit 8,000 policemen apart from 565 Sub-Inspectors soon.The Cabinet has given its approval for the recruitment. The Cabinet meeting was held on Monday. It is learnt that the decision to recruit that many policemen was taken up to ensure better policing in the state.As the number of police stations has gone up in the past seven years, the state government has undertaken measures to increase manpower as well. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe new police stations were set up to reduce area of jurisdiction of a specific police station. Now, the step to add another 8,000 policemen and 565 sub-inspectors to the existing strength has been taken up for better policing.It may be recalled that the state government had earlier decided to recruit 3,000 men to raise a new battalion of Rapid Action Force (RAF).The need of raising additional unit was felt as the Centre often shows reluctance in providing central forces to control law and order situation as and when needed in the state. At the same time, the state government has taken steps to ensure security and safety of tourists. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAs a measure for ensuring security of tourists visiting Digha and Mandarmoni, the state government had created 267 posts for eight coastal police stations a fewmonths ago.After recruitment, more stress can be given on how to improve security arrangements for tourists visiting the areas.Besides creating posts and recruiting police, the state government has also created posts in the past seven years that have resulted in employment generation.Recently, the state government decided to recruit 3,673 people in different posts in departments, including Higher Education department, Personnel and Administrative Reforms, e-governance and Tribal Development department.last_img read more

Bdeshi national held with ammunition at airport

first_imgKolkata: A Bangladeshi national was arrested by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport police station on Monday for allegedly carrying 36 rounds of ammunition inside his luggage. During the baggage scanning, it got identified and he was immediately detained by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). Later, he was handed over to the police.According to the police, on Monday at around 6:30 am, Md Golam Haider, a resident of Sirajgunj, went through necessary scanning at the airport. While scanning his luggage, metal items that looks like bullets were identified. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeImmediately, CISF personnel took Haider, along with the luggage, to a separate room where the bag was opened.It was found there were 36 rounds of .32 bore bullets inside it. Following the process, he was questioned about the bullets found inside his luggage.As per Haider, he has a licenced revolver in Bangladesh for which he was carrying those bullets.He also stated his arms licence number but failed to produce any document to corroborate his version. As he did not declare these bullets before the check-in process, he was handed over to the police. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedMeanwhile, police is trying to figure as to how he passed his luggage checking procedure in Dhaka before boarding the flight to India?At around 2:45 pm, the duty manager, security of Air India, submitted a written complaint to the NSCBI airport police station following which Haider was arrested.Sources informed that Haider came to Kolkata on September 5 for the treatment of his wife along with an attendant.His wife and her attendant were given no objection to board the flight on medical grounds. They flew to Dhaka leaving Haider here. Haider has been booked under section 25 (1)(A) of Arms Act for possessing illegal ammunition and was arrested.He will be produced before the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Barrackpore, on Tuesday.The police have informed the Bangladesh High Commission accordingly regarding Haider’s arrest. The Intelligence Branch (IB) and Detective Department (DD) of Kolkata Police has been informed through an all concern message about the incident.last_img read more

Japanese eRetailer Buys Popular Messaging App Viber for 900 Million

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » February 14, 2014 In a blockbuster move that bodes well for businesses in the messaging space, Viber has been acquired by Tokyo-based internet retailer Rakuten Inc. in an all cash deal worth $900 million.Viber is among the most downloaded phone and messaging apps in the world and boasts a user base of 300 million with most of its users in the United States, Australia and Russia.Related: Yahoo Picks Up Social Diary Startup for a Reported $10 MillionWith the recent unveiling of Viber Out, users can make voice calls to other users as well as unregistered phones. That puts Viber into direct competition with Skype and puts it into a league that Line and WeChat haven’t hit yet.In addition to more than doubling its 200 million users, Rakuten, the sixth largest e-commerce company in the world by sales, expects the messaging service to complement its existing business. Billionaire cofounder and Rakuten CEO Hiroshi Mikitani says customers could potentially use the service to get in touch with a merchant before making a purchase. Mikitani says this added personalization will be what puts Rakuten above competitors like eBay and Amazon.The deal is expected to be completed by the end of March.Related: Japan Proposes ‘Super-Maglev’ Train Connecting Baltimore to D.C. in 15 Minutes 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

Looking for a real scare Mama bear and cubs cut off Draculas

first_img BUCHAREST, ROMANIA — Danger lurks at Dracula’s castle.Romanian authorities have closed a 13th-century fortress connected to Vlad the Impaler after a mother bear and her cubs were found roaming in the area.The citadel, atop a mountain in central Romania, can be reached only by climbing 1,480 steps. It was shut in late May “for the safety of visitors,” its website said Saturday.Local prefect Emilian Dragnea says the environment ministry had agreed to capture the four bears and relocate them elsewhere. Authorities blame people for leaving food in the area.The citadel was repaired by 15th-century Romanian prince Vlad the Impaler, who inspired Bram Stoker’s 1897 gothic novel “Dracula.”Bran Castle, also associated with Dracula, is a bigger tourist attraction.Romania is home to between 5,000 and 6,000 brown bears. The Canadian Press Monday, June 12, 2017 Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Looking for a real scare? Mama bear and cubs cut off Dracula’s castle to tourists Sharelast_img read more

For the season the rookie has tallied 517 yards a

first_imgFor the season, the rookie has tallied 517 yards and seven touchdowns on 105 carries, 335 yards and four scores on 30 receptions and 598 yards and one touchdown on 22 kick returns. His 1,450 total yards rank eighth in the NFL, and at this moment it appears the only thing holding him back has been a limited role.With a lot of proven depth at the running back position, it’s understandable why Johnson did not see the field as much earlier in the season, and it had nothing to do with a lack of belief in his ability.“When we drafted him,” Arians said Sunday of when he first knew Johnson could carry the load. “We knew what we were getting, he just missed all of training camp with that hamstring. And then we got Chris and we didn’t need him. So it was a great run for Chris, but David kept showing signs that this was what he was capable of.”Ellington could return as early as this next game against the Green Bay Packers, so what that means for Johnson’s role remains to be seen. However, it’s difficult to envision the rookie’s touches getting reduced dramatically, especially when he’s playing the way he is.Sunday night, he became the first player in Cardinals history to run for at least 180 yards and three touchdowns in a game, and joined Hall of Famer Jim Brown as the only players to run for at least 185 yards and three touchdowns against the Eagles. But what he did Sunday in Philadelphia, running for 187 yards and three touchdowns while also catching four passes for 42 yards, was a statement delivered on national TV. What he did on his 47-yard touchdown run, a play in which he broke multiple tackles and had one vicious stiff-arm on the way to the end zone, was…special. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires – / 14 But while all that is nice, the question is how Johnson can build on this going forward. With two games left in the regular season before what is expected to be a deep postseason run, the pressure will be even greater on the rookie to perform at a high level.“I mean, that is what we are hopeful for,” receiver Larry Fitzgerald said. “When we get Andre Ellington back, that will be a pretty nice and special duo there. Then God willing we can get to the Super Bowl and get Chris Johnson back, then that would be a three-headed horse that would be very difficult for a lot of teams to face.”“Yeah, definitely,” Johnson answered when asked if he can handle the role of lead back in the postseason. “With the help of all the guys around me, all the veterans helping me out, it’s definitely been I’m definitely getting a lot more comfortable with this team.”As he has become more comfortable the game has slowed down. Johnson said he’s gained a greater understanding of how to be patient with the football. That’s what led to his monster run, and that run, he said, could lead to even better things down the road.“Especially momentum-wise, confidence-wise,” he said. “Especially with just reading my blocks, being able to know that I’m able to, capable of breaking tackles and helping out my team — you know, stiff-arming, doing everything that I could that maybe I might have doubted a little bit, but now it definitely does help out.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   TEMPE, Ariz. — For the most part, Arizona Cardinals fans knew who David Johnson was prior to Sunday night’s game in Philadelphia.The third-round pick out of Northern Iowa had impressed through the team’s first 13 games, showing ability as a runner, receiver and kick returner. Entering the game, he was one touchdown short of tying a single-season franchise record for touchdowns by a rookie, so you know his first year as a pro has not exactly been a quiet one. Why don’t we watch that @dajohnson7 touchdown one more time. #AZvsPHI https://t.co/lTT9VCNQ77— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) December 21, 2015“I think I was just surprised that the whole opened up real quick, and ended up just seeing a gap that was open and breaking a couple tackles,” Johnson said Monday of the run.The rookie added it was “definitely a blur” to him during the play and he didn’t really know what happened until he saw the replay after the game.Given that he lived it, that makes sense. Quarterback Carson Palmer, who watched it, has a different take.“It’s a grown man run. Physical,” he said. “The blocking downfield was spectacular. He’s not a guy you want to tackle 15, 16, 17, 18 times coming down at you.”The 47-yard touchdown was just one of the 33 touches Johnson had on the evening, as he carried the kind of workload befitting a No. 1 running back. It was his third game in that role in place of the injured Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington, and it was the third time he has experienced a good measure of success. Arizona Cardinals’ David Johnson, left, breaks free of Philadelphia Eagles’ E.J. Biggers on a touchdown run during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories last_img read more

Poland and the Ukraine join together to host the E

first_imgPoland and the Ukraine join together to host the Euro 2012 from June 8th to July 1st. During this battle among Europe’s top national teams, BOVET will be present thanks to its friend and ambassador Vicente del Bosque.It’s hard to forget the final of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, when we had to wait until the 116th minute of the match to see Spain crowned world champion. As the team expressed its jubilation on the field, their coach lifted his arms to the heavens. On that day he was wearing his BOVET Saguaro Chronograph.Motivated by shared values, Vicente del Bosque and the BOVET House decided to auction the timepiece that counted down the seconds to Spain’s hour of glory, with proceeds from the sale going to a charity in aid of sick children, the Fundación Síndrome de Down.With the BOVET Cambiano Chronograph on his wrist, the Spanish coach will attempt to win his second consecutive European Championship title.BOVET hopes it will bring him good luck and wishes him every success in writing this new chapter in the story of a living legend.www.bovet.comlast_img read more

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