Survey Consumers Hopeful About Housing in 2015

first_imgSurvey: Consumers Hopeful About Housing in 2015 The level of optimism for the housing market in the United States is at its highest point as it has been at any point during the recovery, according to a recent survey conducted by Trulia.The majority of American adults surveyed for Q4 said they expect all five real estate activities—selling a home, buying a home, getting a mortgage to buy a home, getting a mortgage to refinance a home, and renting a home—to be better in 2015 than they were in 2014.According to Trulia, 36 percent of respondents said 2015 would be much better or a little better for selling a home, compared to 16 percent who said they believe the coming year will be much or a little worse. The difference of 20 percentage points between the two was the highest for any of the five categories; the percentage of respondents who answered much or a little better was higher than the percentage of those who said much or a little worse in all five categories.Of those surveyed, 74 percent said that homeownership was part of the American Dream, tying its post-recession high set in Q4 2013 and slightly higher than the percentage who felt the same way in 2012, 2011, and 2010, according to Trulia.Among younger adults, the percentage of those who say homeownership is part of achieving the American dream is at an all-time post-recession high, according to Trulia. Of the adults from ages 18 to 34 who were surveyed, 78 percent answered yes to the question of homeownership and the American dream. The previous high was 73 percent, set in Q4 2013, and the lowest was 65 percent set in Q3 2011. Also, 93 percent of young renters said they hope to buy a home someday, according to Trulia.Trulia reported that while optimism is high toward the housing market, barriers remain to homeownership. While the biggest barrier to homeownership is still saving for a down payment, affordability has become a bigger concern in the last year—32 percent of respondents said increasing home prices were the biggest barrier to owning a home, compared to just 22 percent from the same period a year ago. Poor credit and qualifying for a mortgage were also cited by respondents as obstacles to homeownership. Confidence Trulia 2014-12-03 Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Newscenter_img December 3, 2014 437 Views Sharelast_img read more

Secretary Carson Talks Mind Over Matter in Housing Struggles

first_img May 30, 2017 1,291 Views in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, News, Servicing 2018 budget Ben Carson Budget Cuts HOUSING HUD President Trump 2017-05-30 Aly J. Yale Just as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development prepares for steep budget cuts that end popular grant programs and slash funding for subsidized housing, the department’s head, Dr. Ben Carson, told Sirius XM radio host Armstrong Williams that with “the right mindset,” those who use HUD’s services could cease to need them altogether.Carson, HUD Secretary, sat down for an interview with Williams on Wednesday, telling the host “I think poverty to a large extent is also a state of mind.”He elaborated: “You take somebody that has the right mindset, you can take everything from them and put them on the street, and I guarantee in a little while they’ll be right back up there. And you take somebody with the wrong mindset, you can give them everything in the world, they’ll work their way right back down to the bottom.”Carson told Williams that the government can provide a “helping hand” to citizens in need, but that “sustaining them in a position of poverty” was not wise.”I think the majority of people don’t have that defeatist attitude, but they sometimes just don’t see the way, and that’s where government can come in and be very helpful,” Carson said. “It can provide the ladder of opportunity. It can provide the mechanism that will demonstrate to them what can be done.”The interview comes just days after the release of President Trump’s 2018 budget blueprint, which aims to cut $6.2 billion from the HUD annual budget. Specifically, the cuts will end the Community Development Block Grant program, as well as programs that address community blight and encourage first-time homeownership. The budget also cuts $2 billion from HUD’s rental assistance program, which provides rental subsidies for more than 4 million low-income U.S. households.“While the scale of this reduction is significant, we are prepared to meet its challenges,” Carson of the budget. “The proposed reductions are primarily from rental assistance reform and eliminating funding for programs that haven’t consistently been targeted to address need.”Carson also said that by 2019, HUD will present a comprehensive “path for work-able families to move toward self-sufficiency.”center_img Secretary Carson Talks Mind Over Matter in Housing Struggles Sharelast_img read more

PHH Names Flanagan SVP and General Counsel

first_img PHH Corporation (PHH) announced that Madeline Flanagan will succeed William Brown as SVP and General Counsel of PHH Corporation, effective January 1, 2018. Flanagan has served as SVP and General Counsel of PHH Mortgage, the Company’s mortgage subsidiary, since 2012.Prior to joining PHH, Flanagan held legal roles at CoreStates Financial Corporation (now part of Wells Fargo) and Philadelphia Savings Fund Society. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law, Camden.Robert B. Crowl, President and CEO of PHH Corporation, said, “We are fortunate to have a 15-year veteran of the company and someone as qualified as Madeline ready to step into the General Counsel role. She has extensive experience across a number of legal and regulatory areas and has deep knowledge of the mortgage industry. She is a proven leader within our organization and I am confident she is the right person to lead the execution of our legal strategy to support our overall strategic direction.”Crowl added, “Bill has provided invaluable leadership and legal expertise for PHH for over three decades, a period in which the mortgage industry has experienced tremendous business, legal and regulatory changes. He has built an exceptional legal organization that oversaw multiple strategic transactions and has performed his duties as General Counsel with extraordinary devotion, a tireless work ethic and always with the highest standards of integrity. I want to thank Bill for his significant contributions to PHH during his 32-year tenure with the Company and his continuing support through the end of the year to ensure a smooth leadership transition.”PHH also announced that Ryan Melcher, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of PHH Corporation, will assume the role of Corporate Secretary currently held by Brown. Melcher, who is currently responsible for all legal matters with respect to Finance and Capital Markets, will assume the role of VP, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary effective January 1, 2018 and will report to Flanagan. PHH Names Flanagan SVP and General Counsel HOUSING Madeline Flanagan mortgage PHH Robert B. Crowl Ryan Melcher William Brown 2017-11-05 Rachel Williams in Headlines, News, Originationcenter_img November 5, 2017 722 Views Sharelast_img read more

Top Neighborhoods Becoming Hot Housing Markets

first_img Affordable Home Prices homes Hot Housing Market HOUSING markets Median Value Neighborhoods Trulia 2018-06-25 Radhika Ojha Changes in housing across neighborhoods is a gradual one that shows results over a longer time period. This, according to a study by Trulia that found some of the hottest housing markets today were some of the most affordable ones 20 years ago. For the study, Trulia ranked the larger neighborhoods in each metro from most to least expensive based on estimated median home value to determine which moved up or down most in rank over the last 20 years.The study found that many of the areas that are becoming the hottest housing markets today are close to the city centers and are often “described as gentrifying.” On the other hand, there are neighborhoods, mostly in the suburbs or exurbs that have fallen in value.Among the areas on the rise was Hunters Point in Metro New York, where the neighborhood has seen the single largest home value rank change. The Queens neighborhood went from 272nd most expensive one among 296 New York Metro areas in 1998 to 23rd in 2018, according to Trulia’s findings. Oakhurst, Atlanta came in second showing a change of 32 places from 53rd to 21st most expensive neighborhood out of 69 in Atlanta.At third place was Logan Square in Chicago that jumped from 89th most expensive one to 39th out of 138 Chicago neighborhoods. Passyunk Square in Philadelphia also rose 59 points from the 77th most expensive neighborhood in 1998 to 18th out of 88 neighborhoods studied by Trulia.Coming in at No. 5 was Boise in Portland, Oregon that went from being among the cheapest neighborhoods in the city in 1998 to the 46th most expensive area in Portland. The neighborhood moved a whopping 130 places during this period. The Mission District in San Francisco also moved up from 105th of 130 neighborhoods to 77th in 2018Median home prices in these neighborhoods today ranged from $1.4 million in Mission to 341,100 in Philadelphia. In 1998, the median home prices for these ranged from $278,400 in San Francisco to $39,300 in Philadelphia.Neighborhoods that have become more affordable over the last 20 years included Whittingham in Metro New York that fell from 91st to 261st most expensive, Midwest Cascades in Atlanta that fell from 26th to 64th; Dunning in Chicago that fell from 55th in 1998 to 101; Burholme and Fox Chase in Philadelphia; and Ridge at Steeds Crossing in Austin.All these neighborhoods had median prices ranging between $351,800 in Whittingham to $176,500 in Philadelphia against their 1998 prices that ranged from $228,500 in Midwest Cascade Atlanta to $86,700 in Philadelphia. in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News June 25, 2018 691 Views center_img Top Neighborhoods Becoming Hot Housing Markets Sharelast_img read more

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first_img Amazon highlights developments with produce, groce … You might also be interested in Bowery’s indoor farm is controlled by proprietary software called BoweryOS, which uses a web of cameras and sensors to automatically tinker with inputs.Besides running the existing farm, Donato will reportedly help Bowery Farming set up automated facilities on the outskirts of cities. This summer, he’ll launch Bowery’s second grow house which is close to the current operation in Kearny and 30 times the size of the original farm. So far, Bowery sells its own brand of kale, arugula, butter lettuce and herbs to Whole Foods and a few restaurants. The greens are only available in New York City.Bowery has raised US$27.5 million since launching in 2017. Firms piling in include General Catalyst, First Round Capital and Alphabet’s venture arm, GGV Capital.www.freshfruitportal.com A young U.S. agricultural startup, Bowery Farming, got a big boost last month when it poached Brian Donato, a veteran of Amazon’s automation efforts, Bloomberg reports.Donato will oversee Bowery’s indoor farm in Kearny, New Jersey, where the company grows leafy greens.During his seven years at Amazon, Donato managed Amazon fulfillment centers and most recently ran Amazon Home Services. Before that he directed operations for the Amazon Fresh and Pantry food delivery services. Bowery’s heavily automated process reminds Donato of the fulfillment systems he implemented at Amazon, where he was part of the team that integrated robots into the human workforce, Bloomberg reports How Amazon sparked change in grocery industry … center_img U.S.: Amazon, Walmart to pilot online grocery purc … July 03 , 2018 Amazon boosts ties with French food retailer Casin …last_img read more

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first_img“The company is aware that this represents a difficult situation and a period of adaptation for the workers,” it was quoted as saying, adding that it would provide workers with one month of severance pay more than what is required by law.Dole employs more than 7,500 people in Costa Rica, from where it mainly exports bananas and pineapples to the U.S. and Europe.Juan Carlos Rojas, the company’s spokesperson in the country, last year said that the company has been investing in increasing its pineapple operations. January 28 , 2019 Total Produce’s 2018 revenues rise 18% on back of … You might also be interested in U.S.: Dole inks deal for executive office in uptow … center_img Speculation mounts over Dole corporate office move … U.S.-based produce company Dole has closed its facility at the container terminal at the Costa Rican port of Limón, resulting in the loss of 240 jobs, local media El Financiero reported.The company said the decision was due to the recent start of operations at the Moín Container Terminal, explaining that maintaining its existing operation would not be viable. Dole trucks attacked in Honduras as protests build …last_img read more

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first_img 0 Comments   Share   Jay Feely set a franchise record by nailing a 61-yard field goal to tie the game with 1:09 remaining in regulation.The Bad:The Arizona offense failed to take advantage of a Buffalo defense that had allowed over 1,200 yards in their last two games — consecutive losses to New England and San Francisco. Although the Cardinals had a season-high 332 yards of offense, they missed several opportunities.The sacks continued. Buffalo came into the game as one of the weakest pass-rushing squads in the league, but left Glendale having sacked Cardinal quarterbacks 5 times. That makes 22 sacks in the last three games for Arizona.Jay Feely, after making his 61-yarder, missed a 38-yarder that would have won the game in regulation. But Feely hooked it left and it clanged off the upright, sending the game to overtime where Buffalo eventually won.Kolb left the game in the fourth quarter with a rib injury and didn’t return. Noted:• The Cardinals’ home winning streak was snapped at eight consecutive games.• Sunday’s game was the sixth overtime affair in the last ten games at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals are now 5-1 in those games.• Larry Fitzgerald became the 37th player in league history to surpass 10,000 career receiving yards. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo • The Cardinals are now 2-5 all-time when wearing their black jerseys at home.He said it:“We’ve got to work and clean this thing up. Good teams will rebound from disappointment and that’s what we have to do.” — Arizona head coach Ken WhisenhuntComing Up Next:The Cardinals hit the road and take on the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome next Sunday. Kickoff is at 10:00 a.m. Phoenix time. – / 19 Sure, you could read the box score and know who won, but we all know that won’t tell you everything that happened in a football game. So, we will give you Bird Bits providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from the Cardinals’ 19-16 overtime loss to the Buffalo Bills.Final Score: Bills 19, Cardinals 16The Good:The running game, bolstered by the emergence of William Powell and the scrambling of Kevin Kolb, had a season-high 182 yards on the ground. Powell ran for 70 yards on 13 carries while Kolb amassed 66 yards on 5 carries. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

TEMPE Ariz — The Arizona Cardinals were not supp

first_imgTEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals were not supposed to go into Seattle and beat the Seahawks.But they did.The Arizona Cardinals were not supposed to win 11 games this season.But they might.The Arizona Cardinals were not supposed to reach the playoffs this season.They probably won’t.It’s a tough pill to swallow, especially the day after the Cardinals beat up the NFC favorite Seahawks in their own building. But unless the Tampa Bay Buccaneers help them out with a win in New Orleans next Sunday, that’s exactly what is going to happen. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   “It’s not in our control,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Monday. “I want to be 11-5 and let the chips fall. There is some joy in that, you know, if we’re watching the playoffs we’ll be watching a bunch of teams we beat, and that’s a little bit sour.”Should the Cardinals miss out on the dance — as Arians likes to call it — the team will have no problem blaming itself, according to their coach. In Week 1, the Cardinals blew a fourth quarter lead in a road loss to the St. Louis Rams. In Week 6, it lost a competitive game to the San Francisco 49ers on the road. And then in Week 13, the Cardinals lost a tough one in Philadelphia to the Eagles.As Arians noted, winning any one of those games would have changed his team’s odds for the better.“Every single one we had our chance,” Arians admitted. “If 11-5 is not good enough, then we can look back at those games and say that was one that we should have won, which also puts us in the division race.”If the Cardinals win 11 games but miss the playoffs, they will be just the second team to do so, joining the 2008 New England Patriots, since the NFL went to eight divisions in 2002. Top Stories “I don’t think too many teams want to see us in the playoffs, especially the way our defense is playing right now,” Arians said. “To have a road win like that, where it’s a playoff atmosphere because they were playing for everything, I would feel very confident going anywhere in this National Football League playing anybody.”center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling In a way it’s funny how a season that has surpassed most reasonable expectations, with the franchise’s second 10-win season since moving the Valley after winning just five games the season before, can ultimately end in disappointment.Having one of the league’s best defenses, an offense that at worst does just enough to win games, a coaching staff that seems to know what it’s doing and a general manager with a deft touch for finding talent certainly gives reason for optimism.But that wouldn’t be enough for the first-year head coach.“It will be nice. It’s a nice foundation, but I’m really not about that stuff,” Arians said. “We play to get in the playoffs and win the championship, and it would be a shame but that’s the way it is. I’m not about changing rules or anything; just a bad year for that to happen.”In 2008, the Cardinals benefited from the current postseason structure. Five years later, they might not.Of course, until they’re eliminated, the Cardinals still have a chance to make the playoffs for the first time since 2009. Winners of seven of their last eight games, with the most recent coming against the Seahawks in a building where a visiting team hadn’t won in nearly two years, they’ve done about all they could to give themselves a chance. Now, they need do others to do as much for them. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything in the verbal/social media battle between Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson and Seattle Seahawks All-Pro Richard Sherman.Last month, Peterson lit the fuse of the discussion when he said he doesn’t consider Sherman to be a shutdown corner during a conversation with Bickley and Marotta on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. The bickering and stat comparisons spilled over to Twitter, but we haven’t heard much since. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo T-minus 30 seconds until we hear a Sherman rebuttal. Comments   Share   Until now.Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl receiver Julio Jones has weighed in on the subject, and he’s got Peterson’s back.In an interview with CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco, Jones talked about how Sherman will only play one side of the field, while other top corners, such as Peterson, will shadow him all over the field since he’s the Falcons’ top wideout.“Patrick Peterson, he stays with me,” Jones said. “I’ve been playing Pat since college. Me and him have had our share of battles. We go back and forth, we’ve got respect for each other. He’s not a trash talker or anything. We just compete.”Prisco is ranking the top 100 players in the NFL this offseason, and told Jones that he’s got Peterson ranked higher than Sherman because the Cardinals’ star will shadow the opposition’s best receiver, unlike Sherman.Prisco then asked Jones whom he believes is the tougher matchup of the two.“Probably Patrick Peterson, because like I said, he follows me everywhere,” Jones said. “Sherman usually plays the right side.“The majority of the time, he’s a right corner. Pat, he does everything, not only being a cornerback. He comes over and catches a few balls on offense, he returns kicks and punts.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton will be evaluated for a concussion that knocked him out of their 41-20 loss at the Denver Broncos on Sunday.Stanton, who was 2-0 in his first two starts for Arizona this season, exited the game following a hit in the third quarter.“He’ll go through the protocol for a concussion and when he clears, he’ll be back,” said Cardinals coach Bruce Arians after the game. Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   center_img “He seems OK right now, but you never know. You’ve got to go through the protocol and take all the precaution we can.”Stanton, who completed 11-of-26 passes for 118 yards before leaving Sunday’s game, made his third consecutive start for Arizona in the absence of Carson Palmer. Palmer started all 16 games for the Cards last season and led the team to a win in its first game in 2014, but is recovering from a nerve injury in his right shoulder.Stanton was replaced by rookie quarterback Logan Thomas on Sunday. Thomas was 1-for-8 with an 81-yard touchdown pass to running back Andre Ellington.When asked whether Thomas can be a long-term solution at quarterback, Arians said the Cardinals may have no choice but to find out. “He’s going to have to be. There is no other answer,” he said. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   In a segment called “Way Too Early Predictions for Super Bowl LI,” Sessler picks the Arizona Cardinals to meet the Pittsburgh Steelers in a rematch of Super Bowl XLIII for all the marbles next season.“The Cardinals, really, collapsed against Carolina in the playoffs, but for so many weeks of the season, they were the most electrifying offense in football,” Sessler said. “I think they can absolutely can get back — they get Tyrann Mathieu back on defense.“This is a team that drafts very well and knows exactly how to fit free agents in. So Steelers-Cardinals? Book it.”The Cardinals did stumble down the stretch in 2015. After pounding the Green Bay Packers 38-8 in Week 16 to wrap up a first-round bye in the NFC Playoffs, they were throttled by the Seattle Seahawks in Week 17 and struggled to get by Green Bay in the Divisional Round, needing overtime to win 26-20.Of course, that led into a 49-15 rout at the hands of Carolina in the NFC Championship Game.According to early odds from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, the Cardinals have very good Super Bowl odds. Bruce Arians’ team opened with 10-1 odds to win it all next season, tied with Green Bay for the second-best odds in the league. Seattle, New England and Pittsburgh all opened with 8-1 odds. The same sports book has the Cardinals at 5-1 to win the NFC championship. It’s over.After 22 weeks of action, the 2015 NFL season came to an end last Sunday when the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara.But as we all know, the NFL wheel never really stops spinning — even in the absence of games.Many analysts are already making predictions on what two teams will meet for the Lombardi Trophy in Houston next February. One of those pundits is Marc Sessler from NFL Network. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Michael Floyd drops a 4th-down conversion in the Arizona Cardinals’ loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016. (Associated Press) Following a timeout, quarterback Carson Palmer hit Michael Floyd in the chest after the receiver ran a quick out, but with Falcons defensive back Jalen Collins perhaps distracting him and in his face, Floyd dropped the catch.After the game, Arians said the Cardinals had to wonder if they were putting players in position beyond their capabilities.“I don’t think catching the ball is one of them,” he added. “Defensively, the same way.”Calais Campbell’s false startArizona thought it had a stop on its own 43-yard line with two minutes gone in the fourth.Trailing 24-13 with the Falcons punting, defensive end Calais Campbell jumped the snap-count and earned an offside penalty on 4th-and-5. It represented yet another defensive breakdown in a key situation.“They definitely have a good scheme, a lot of good guys outside of Julio. Matt Ryan’s playing at an elite level,” former Falcons defensive lineman Corey Peters told Arizona Sports 98.7 FM’s Paul Calvisi. “That’s no excuse. We got to find a way to play better.”And that play set up …Gabriel’s second touchdownTaylor Gabriel on the short stuff today has been killing Arizona’s defense pic.twitter.com/6IULyM45eo— Sam Monson (@PFF_Sam) November 27, 2016 Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo – / 24 What if one drop hadn’t cost the Cardinals this game or the other? What would’ve happened if a missed field goal, a botched snap or a blown coverage hadn’t happened?The answers seem irrelevant when games are continuously comprised of several such errors. In Week 12, Arizona fell to 4-6-1 with another collection of confounding miscues. Here are four that led to the loss in Atlanta.D.J. Swearinger’s dropped pickSafety D.J. Swearinger, who already had a first-half interception that gave Arizona a late field goal before halftime, nearly had his second pick of the game. With 5:31 left in the third quarter and Atlanta leading 17-13, Arizona’s safety converged on Matt Ryan’s second-down pass over the middle.He couldn’t bring it in.“D.J. read the route perfect,” Arians said. “We dropped a big interception right in the second drive (of the second half). D.J. catches that ball 100 times and he drops it (that time).”Two plays later, Ryan scrambled for 11 yards and a first down at Arizona’s 16-yard line, and the Falcons would punch in a touchdown.Speaking of drops …Michael Floyd’s fourth-down dropThe Cardinals trailed 24-13 heading to the fourth quarter and found themselves in no man’s land — too deep for a field goal but in too desperate a spot to punt. At 4th-and-7 at the Falcons’ 40-yard line, Arizona kept the offense on the field.center_img Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The Falcons’ Twitter account trolled the Cleveland Browns when reserve receiver Taylor Gabriel scored his second touchdown of the game off a similar screen pass play to his first.Following Floyd’s drop, the touchdown helped Atlanta seal the game to go ahead 31-13.“They made two good blocks on the perimeter,” Arians said of the play. “We did not get either two back inside like we wanted.” Self-inflicted wounds have haunted the Arizona Cardinals and their Super Bowl hopes all season long.The mistakes that turned close games into big losses will only be considered signs of a below-average team, as long as that trend continues. It was the same theme Sunday in Arizona’s 38-19 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.For as many flubs as there have been this season, it’s already gone beyond playing the what-if game as the playoff hopes slip away from Bruce Arians’ team. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

RB David Johnson set singleseason franchise recor

first_imgRB David Johnson set single-season franchise records in scrimmage yards (2,118), rushing touchdowns (16) & total touchdowns (20) in 2016. He had a NFL-record 15 consecutive games with more than 100 scrimmage yards.With two rushing touchdowns, Johnson would tie Hall of Fame running back Ernie Nevers (26) for seventh place on the franchise’s all-time rushing touchdowns list. With two touchdowns of any kind, Johnson would have 35 touchdowns in 33 career games.In NFL history, only Jim Brown (38), Gayle Sayers (38), Eric Dickerson (37), Abner Haynes (37) and Edgerrin James (37) have more in their first 33 games.WR Larry Fitzgerald ranks third all-time in receptions (1,125) and eighth in touchdown catches (104). He led the NFL in receptions (107) last season and has four receiving touchdowns in the past three NFL Kickoff Weekend road games.With one catch, Fitzgerald would have a reception in 196 consecutive games, extending the third-longest streak in NFL history.With 82 receiving yards, Fitzgerald would join Jerry Rice, Andre Reed, Randy Moss and Don Maynard as the only players in NFL history with more than 1,000 receiving yards and eight touchdowns in season openers.WR J.J. Nelson had a career-high 568 receiving yards & six touchdowns last season. LB Markus Golden led the team with a career-high 12.5 sacks last season, tied for third-most in the league.With a sack, Golden would have at least one in four-consecutive games dating back to last season. He would also have 6.5 total sacks during that span.With two sacks, Golden would have at least two sacks in three-consecutive games dating back to last season. He would become the first player in franchise history with more than two in three-straight games.LB Chandler Jones had 11 sacks in 2016, his third season with more than 10. Jones & Golden each had four forced fumbles, which tied for fourth in the NFC last season.LB Deone Bucannon was second on the team with 89 tackles in 2016.LB Karlos Dansby makes his return to Arizona (2004-09). He has more than 90 tackles in 10 consecutive-seasons. Since 2007, he has 1,095 tackles, third-most in the NFL.With an interception, Dansby would have 20 in his career. Along with his 42.0 sacks, he would become just the fifth player in NFL history with more than 40 career sacks and 20 career interceptions; joining Seth Joyner, Ray Lewis, Wilber Marshall and Brian Urlacher.CB Patrick Peterson has 20 interceptions since 2011, tied for third in the NFL. 0 Comments   Share   Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) runs for a touchdown against the New York Jets as teammate Larry Fitzgerald (11) follows during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories DE Ezekiel Ansah has 32 sacks since entering the league in 2013. He recorded a sack in the team’s last meeting with Arizona.LB Tahir Whitehead led his team with a career-high 132 tackles last season.CB Darius Slay led the Lions with 13 passes deflected in 2016, his third-consecutive season with more than 13.S Glover Quin has 16 interceptions since 2013, most among NFC safeties.K Matt Prater made seven field goals from more than 50 yards out in 2016, tied for second-most in the NFL.Numbers courtesy of NFL Media and the Arizona Cardinals. Let’s go inside the numbers as the Arizona Cardinals open up on the road against the Lions in Detroit.Arizona would extend its winning streak against the Lions to eight games. That would tie the second-longest win streak in franchise history against any single opponent. The longest in team history is nine straight vs. Philadelphia (1974-78).The Cardinals would improve to 6-1 against teams from the NFC North under head coach Bruce Arians, including a 4-0 record against the Lions. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling K Phil Dawson only needs two points to pass Hall of Fame kicker Jan Stenerud (1,699) for 14th place on the NFL’s all-time scoring list.The Lions earned a playoff berth in 2016 for the second time in the past three seasons.QB Matthew Stafford passed for 4,327 yards last season, fifth-most in franchise history. He also posted a 93.3 QBR, third-highest in Detroit history.He led eight game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime in 2016, most such drives by a quarterback in a single season since 1970.He’s passed for more than 4,000 yards in each of the past six seasons and is the franchise leader in career completions (2,634), pass yards (30,303) and passing touchdowns (187).RB Theo Riddick tied for the top spot in the NFL among running backs with five receiving touchdowns in 2016. Since 2015, he ranks first in receptions (133) & second in receiving yards (1,068) among NFL running backs.WR Golden Tate had 91 receptions for 1,077 yards in 2016, his second career 1,000-yard season. He has more than 90 catches in three-consecutive seasons.WR Marvin Jones, Jr. had a career-high in receiving yards, finishing 2016 with 930.TE Eric Ebron set career-highs in 2016 in receptions (61) and receiving yards (711). Four Cardinals players changed jersey numbers recently. G Alex Boone will wear No. 75 (previously No. 71)LB Josh Bynes will wear No. 57 (previously No. 45)T Ulrick John will wear No. 71 (previously No. 75)CB Tramon Williams will wear No. 25 (previously No. 37)The Cardinals led the NFC in total defense (305.2 yards per game) and ranked first in the NFL in sacks (48) in 2016.QB Carson Palmer passed for 4,233 yards last season, his third with more than 3,500 yards with Arizona, and most in franchise history. He Has four 4,000-yard seasons in the past five years and ranks 14th in career pass yards (44,269) and TD passes (285) in NFL history. He needs 125 passing yards to pass Charley Johnson (14,928) to move into fifth place on the Cardinals all-time passing yardage list.With 300 passing yards, Palmer would establish a new franchise record with 23 total 300-yard performances as a member of the Cardinals. With 343 passing yards, Palmer would pass Drew Bledsoe (44,611) for 13th place on the NFL’s all-time passing yardage list.Palmer enters Sunday’s game needing four touchdown passes to reach 100 as a member of the Cardinals. He would join Kurt Warner (Arizona/St. Louis), Fran Tarkenton (Minnesota/New York Giants) and Peyton Manning (Denver/Indianapolis) as the only players in NFL history with more than 100 TD passes for multiple teams. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

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first_imgThe NFL Draft is almost here!Starting Thursday night, 256 players will enter the league after having their names announced by one of the 32 franchises.Of course, only 32 will have the honor of being first-round picks. That’s the focus of this week’s quiz.Your job is to name the school that has produced the highest number of first-round draft picks at each position since 1970.We’ve given you the position and the number of players drafted from that school. 1 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling You’ve got six minutes on the clock for this Trivia Tuesday challenge. Good luck! Top Stories last_img read more

The Arizona Cardinals have four standout players w

first_img The Arizona Cardinals have four standout players who will perform among the best in the NFL, according to ESPN.Patrick Peterson, David Johnson, Chandler Jones and Larry Fitzgerald all rank in ESPN’s annual Top 100.The ranking is based on projecting how good a player will be in the 2018 season, using a scale of 0-100.Peterson, who ranked 14th last year, is the highest ranked Cardinal at No. 20. Going into his eight season, the three-time, first-team All-Pro cornerback hopes that more quarterbacks will throw his way. Peterson had the lowest target percentage rate last year at 10.2, according to Pro Football Focus. Related Links98.7 FM hosts predict the Arizona Cardinals’ 53-man rosterReport: Cardinals will sit QB Josh Rosen against Broncos on ThursdayPFF: Vontarrius Dora a top-rated edge defender in preseasonPeterson jumped a route early in the Cardinals’ third preseason game for a pick-six along with a forced fumble in a 27-3 win against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.Johnson, who hasn’t played since 2016 due to a wrist injury, ranks No. 27, a drop from No. 13 last year.The fourth-year running back looking to be ready to get back on the field mirror his 2,118 all-purpose yard, and 20 total touchdown season in 2016. He finished with six carries for 22 yards and a touchdown in the team’s first three drives in Friday’s second preseason game against the New Orleans Saints.Last year’s sack leader (17) Jones is ranked No. 43, an improvement from last year’s 64. The lengthy pass rusher is looking to have a fourth straight season of double-digit sacks in his third season with Arizona.Ranked closer to the bottom of ESPN’s Top 100 is future Hall of Fame receiver Fitzgerald at No. 90, who will be 35 years old on Friday.The 15-year pro has played all 16 regular season games since 2008, the franchise’s only Super Bowl appearance.Though not ranked last season, Fitzgerald finished with 109 receptions, 1,156 total yards and six total touchdown receptions. He is only one of two receivers (Steelers’ Antonio Brown) in the NFL to have three straight seasons with at least 100 catches and 1,000 yards. (AP photos) Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 1 Comments   Share   last_img read more

Related LinksRosen has task of keeping Cardinals o

first_imgRelated LinksRosen has task of keeping Cardinals on pace with Mahomes-led ChiefsCardinals GM Steve Keim rooting for Byron Leftwich’s future as OCWeek 10 NFL injury report: Arizona Cardinals at Kansas City ChiefsBehind Enemy Lines: Cardinals prep for Chiefs’ offensive buzzsawCardinals have goals to reach in front of former coach Bruce AriansThe Chiefs’ success begins with head coach Andy Reid’s explosive offense that uses motions, RPOs and darn good talent to take shots at big plays. It’s only gotten better this year with the arm of second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes taking the reins of that offense this year in place of the traded Alex Smith.Here are five quotes about stopping that offense straight from the Cardinals’ mouths heading into the first game of the second half of the season.(AP Photo/David Richard, File)It’s crazy the way he gets the ball out, all that type of stuff. It reminds you of like baseball players, how they throw the ball. It’s definitely crazy to see on film, especially when get gets out the pocket — he’s real accurate out the pocket. I really see that.— Safety Budda BakerThat’s the word on Mahomes, who indeed grew up as a high-profile pitching prospect before deciding to play football, leading him to Texas Tech.His baseball background has made him a dangerous threat outside the pocket, where on the move he’s able to throw accurate balls with different arm slots and body positions. Mahomes, who is completing 66 percent of his passes for 9.2 yards per attempt, is so good on the move the Cardinals have spoken openly about their hopes to keep him contained in the pocket. (AP Photos) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)DeSean Jackson is another one that has that long-gait speed … that track-style running. The thing with Tyreek, he’s literally a cheetah. Like, he goes zero-to-60 in a blink of an eye. That might be a Florida thing.At the end of the day, you know, you want to be physical with those types of receivers. Those guys can’t run a 4.3 within the first five yards if you have proper technique at the line of scrimmage. The thing about him, he’s also pretty quick to where he can slip and maneuver around press technique very, very well.— Cornerback Patrick PetersonWilks said the biggest challenge is preventing Hill and fellow receiver Sammy Watkins — a 2014 first-round pick by Buffalo who is listed as questionable to play — from targeting Arizona down the field.Avoiding free releases involves the Cardinals getting physical facing those receivers within five yards of the line of scrimmage.(AP Photo/Ron Schwane)They’ve got so many weapons and they do such a great job of spreading the ball around. You’d have to play really good man-to-man and you’d have to have a heck of a safety to cover Travis Kelce.— CBS analyst and former Cardinals coach Bruce AriansAh, yes. Don’t forget about the contributions of Kelce. Top Stories He’s second on the Chiefs in receiving yards (741), tied for second in receiving touchdowns (6), second in 20-plus yard plays (10), first in yards after catch (309) and first in first downs (36).So who might be the man for the job?Baker, who did not practice due to a foot injury Thursday but was limited on Friday, could be the man for the job.(AP Photo/Tony Avelar)I see a receiver in Kelce, a big receiver. He’s able to do things against linebackers that receivers do against corners. He’s also able to do (those things) against DBs.— Safety Budda BakerBaker leads the Cardinals with 72 tackles and eight for loss. Coming off a game in which he helped fill in for the now-healthy Tre Boston as a deep safety, it’s likely that Baker will be back to his role playing near the line of scrimmage against the Chiefs.This, however, comes a game after Arizona beat San Francisco using a traditional three-linebacker personnel grouping for all but third downs.center_img TEMPE, Ariz. — So far, nobody’s come close to stopping the Kansas City Chiefs.They scored 40 points in their one loss over nine games. Only the Los Angeles Rams have piled up more yardage this season.Kansas City leads the NFL averaging 36.3 points per game. Finish with that mark, and the Chiefs would rank third all-time in highest points averaged over a regular season.It’s a tall task for the Arizona Cardinals to stop them on Sunday in a Week 10 game at Arrowhead Stadium. 1 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Problem is, he goes through his progressions well inside or out of it.(AP Photo/Jim Mone)When you start trying to take everything away, I think that’s where you go wrong. You got to try to eliminate certain things, and you got to go with your fundamentals and technique based off the call. We can’t give up the big play. We know Tyreek Hill, number 10, is one of those guys that’s going to try to take the top off.And then Kelce, he does as good of a job as far as getting underneath. I could go on-and-on as far as their weapons.— Head coach Steve WilksSimply put, Kansas City’s success begins with its talent.And it’s a lot to do with great drafting. The Chiefs traded up to 10th and selected Mahomes in 2017.In the third-round of that draft, they selected their No. 1 running back, Kareem Hunt, who has 683 rushing yards and 312 through the air, plus 13 touchdowns split between the ground and passing games.Tight end Travis Kelce was a third-round pick in 2013 who has been as good as any at his position the last three years.Then there’s Hill, the 5-foot-10 receiver who was a fifth-round pick out of West Alabama in 2016. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Autograph Collection

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Autograph Collection Hotels has welcomed the newest hotel from The Kessler Collection to its portfolio – Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston in South Carolina. This is the first South Carolina hotel for The Kessler Collection and for Autograph Collection Hotels and is anticipated to open by the end of 2015.“This year Autograph Collection Hotels has significantly expanded its portfolio to include Triada Palm Springs, Cotton House Hotel in Barcelona, The Press Hotel in Portland, Maine, The Mayflower in Washington, D.C. and Kameha Grand Zurich, with a steady stream of other new hotels being added across the globe,” said Julius Robinson, Vice President, Autograph Collection Hotels. “We are excited to add this latest Kessler property to Autograph Collection Hotels and appreciate their strong commitment to our brand. Autograph Collection Hotels is proud to have a total of 10 Kessler Collection properties in its global portfolio.”The 50-room luxury boutique hotel incorporates diverse offerings including an onsite Grand Bohemian Gallery featuring rare, local and original artwork, a wine blending experience and tasting room with curated selections, specialty coffee shop with micro-roasted coffee, farm-to-table culinary offerings with a regional focus, as well as a rooftop restaurant and terrace providing unmatched views of historic Charleston.The property is home to the largest art gallery in The Kessler Collection – Grand Bohemian Gallery, featuring local, regional and internationally recognised artists.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter The Peninsula Hong K

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >The Peninsula Hong Kong is offering guests Kids on Us privileges. One child for each family eats for free during meal periods at The Verandah’s bountiful buffet, as well as the children’s menu at The Lobby. In addition, a range of amenities have been tailored especially for little guests.The package includes:Accommodation in Deluxe Room category or aboveOne child under 12 years eats gratis during all meal periods at The Verandah buffet as well as from the children’s menu at The Lobby, when dining with parent(s)Complimentary extra bed for a child (subject to availability)Two Spa vouchers to the value of HK$300 for parents per stayChild-friendly welcome amenityChild-sized Peninsula robe and slippers for in-room useComplimentary Wi-FiComplimentary HD moviesComplimentary local calls and long-distance calls (via VOIP)Complimentary use of the Fitness Centre, Swimming Pool and moreValid from 1 August to 23 December 2015. Terms and conditions apply.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

Holidaymakers can book flights they intend to take

first_imgHolidaymakers can book flights they intend to take in 2010 as early as today (11th June 09) if they travel with bmibaby.The low-cost airline’s five most popular routes have gone on sale with more expected to follow.Flights to Alicante, Faro, Malaga, Murcia and Palma are now available for those who want to plan in advance.Julian Carr, commercial director of bmibaby, commented: “Travellers can now plan ahead and book early to secure the best deals.”This will be especially beneficial for the family market as they can secure the most popular school holiday dates. Plus those with holiday homes will be able to book their trips in advance now to get [a really] low flight price.”He added that before long the number of routes that can be booked will be expanded, offering passengers even greater choice.Last month (May 30th) Birmingham Airport celebrated the 25th anniversary of its current site, which was opened by HM the Queen in 1984.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedFlybe to launch number of new flights next summerRegional airline Flybe will launch a number of new flights to European destinations as part of its 2010 summer scheduleNext year’s summer schedule launched by bmibabyCheap flights carrier bmibaby has introduced the first phase of its summer 2011 scheduleCheap flights to Lourdes launched by bmibabyCheap flights to Lourdes launched by bmibabylast_img read more

Hungry for more Where to eat and drink in Glasgow

first_imgHungry for more?Where to eat and drink in Glasgow: as told by a localOur local’s pick of 10 of the best places to eat, drink and be merry in Glasgow.New York: best of the best foodie guide.Bagels, burgers, cronuts and cupcakes: 10 must-try foods and the best places to eat them in NYC.Skyscanner Picks: Cafes and Restaurants in Edinburgh.Get the locals’ lowdown on where to eat & drink in Edinburgh: Skyscanner staff reveal their favourite cafés, pubs & restaurants.Article written by Robin McKelvie for SkyscannerSkyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire. RelatedUK’s top 10 craft beer pubsProp up the bar in one of these best boozers for craft beer in the UK.7 cities where you’ll find the cheapest beer in EuropeFrom cheap ales in Budapest to free wine in Paris, in honour of National Beer Day (15th June) we’ve got seven ideas for city breaks in Europe where your pounds will buy you more pints. Beer we go, then!Best Cafés, Pubs & Restaurants in Edinburgh: Skyscanner recommendsGet the locals’ lowdown on where to eat & drink in Edinburgh: Skyscanner staff reveal their favourite cafés, pubs & restaurants. 3. Sandy Bell’sIf this was just a great pub it would be reason to come here for alone, but they also offer regular free live music, which makes it unmissable. You don’t need to be the biggest fan of traditional Scottish folk to have fun here as the performers are always nothing less than engaging and the properly kept ales help make any music sound good to be honest. It is really handy for the Royal Mile and lots of Edinburgh Festival venues too. 7. King’s WarkGreat beers. Lovely staff. Superb food. A waterfront location. What more could you want from an Edinburgh pub? Yes the King’s Wark in the waterfront suburb of Leith does all this and more. Sip on a pint, enjoy wine by candlelight or tuck into fresh, local produce at a pub (they do a great steak and great seafood dishes too) that you just will not want to leave. Ever. 8. Caley Sample RoomIf you love beer, no we mean really love beer, you have to come here. This multi award winning venue is known for its ever changing simply superb range of lagers and ales. Rather than just importing them all from overseas, they are also keen to stock as many local beers as possible so check out their ales straight from the cask from the likes of Black Isle, Cromarty, Fyne Ales and Magic Rock. This western escape does decent food too.9. Sheep Heid InnThis wildcard is a real gem that well rewards the trip to Duddingston. This cute wee village within a city is a place of real charm and for a proper day out we recommend hiking up Arthur’s Seat then retiring here for a pint and a bite to eat afterwards. They have a nice beer garden for when the sun shines, while in winter it is a case of reclining by their roaring fire. 4. Waverley BarJust off the tourist clogged Royal Mile this wee boozer somehow remains a proper pub. They do a decent pint here, the craic is good and they sometimes have live music. A real central bolthole that all too many locals forget all about. Easily one of the most atmospheric drinking dens in this part of town.5. Joseph Pearce’sThis sounds quite a posh name for a pub and it looks pretty salubrious too. It is the sort of place you can come for a pint with your mate, chill with a date or even pop in with the kids, as they do a mean brunch and have high chairs. Bright and airy, a literal metaphorical breath of fresh air on the Edinburgh pub scene. Edinburgh has not really jumped on the gastropub fashion train, but if it did this would be one.6. Canny Man’sOk we will be honest here; over the years this quaint Morningside pub has sometimes been accused of being a little bit, well, unfriendly to non regulars. You can sort of understand as it is unutterably unique – with every nook and cranny festooned with all sorts of bric-a-brac – and some people want to come in and snap a few photos. The staff get sick of it, but when they realise you are just after what is a very good pint you will be fine. It dates back to 1871 so you are drinking in real history here! 2. Oxford BarFans of Inspector Rebus will need no introduction to the New Town’s Oxford Bar as this is where Ian Rankin’s fictional detective loves to drink. It is easy to see why as in real life it is reputed to be the haunt of off duty policemen and lawyers so beware! The real ales are spot on. Engage in conversation in the tiny bar as you enter or delve into the darker rear where a sign makes it clear that sleeping is very much allowed… 1. Bow BarNip off the cobbles of Victoria Street into this wee Old Town gem and you peel back the years to a time when pubs were made for meeting up and chatting away the day over superb real ales. They are one of the increasingly few Edinburgh pubs to still hand pump ales and they have a whopping 150 single malt whiskies to choose from too. The genuinely warm old world ambience here is something that the ye olde theme pubs just cannot get near. Usually standing room only.last_img read more