Protests a great way to show outrage

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThe March 12 letter with regard to the country’s gun problem posits that age and guns aren’t the problem. I’d suggest that age is one of many factors that should be explored to improve public safety relative to the use of firearms. Public policy often struggles to keep up with scientific findings — in this case (and others) with what research tells us about brain development. There’s a growing body of evidence that points to full maturation of the human brain well into our 20s. Less mature adolescent brains are prone to increased risk-taking, novelty seeking, lack of impulse control and influence by peers.By all means we need to do more and much better in order to address mental health, which is already at a crisis level. But the suggestion that gun laws wouldn’t deter someone with a mental health problem from obtaining a firearm, or an assault-type weapon like the AR-15, is defeatist. Screenings by qualified medical and mental health professionals as requirements to obtain a license to purchase a firearm would be prudent measures to decrease the likelihood of the frequent tragic consequences of easy access to guns. Such a screening might be periodically required to recertify gun licenses, as debilitating health and mental health problems may emerge at any point in our lives.No matter how we feel about it — and much of the debate is being driven by emotion right now — there’s strong evidence that we will all be safer by taking reasonable precautions, as have other countries quite successfully. Gun violence is a public safety issue that must be dealt with, just as we have put in place sensible measures for automobile safety, disease control, pharmaceuticals, smoking tobacco or using alcohol.Cooler heads must prevail and special interests sidelined, or we will continue to see people and children tragically injured, maimed and killed, and fear and anxiety rule our lives.Robert CarreauWatervlietMore from The Daily Gazette:Puccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over Bethlehemlast_img read more

Lucky no more? Australia’s golden economy faces long road to virus recovery

first_imgTopics : This time, she hasn’t been so lucky.”I have been hit hard in this recession,” said Gulin, who was laid off in April as the marketing director of the ANZ Stadium in Sydney, prompting her to ditch her rented house in the city and move back to her home in Melbourne.Gulin is among the hundreds of thousands who have lost their livelihoods overnight to the COVID-19 pandemic as Australia suffers its first recession in 30 years and its unemployment rate hits a 19-year high of 7.1%.Even though Australia’s economy was among the first to reopen after lockdowns worldwide and earlier than the government expected, it contracted 0.3% in the first quarter and a new wave of coronavirus cases could put a recovery at risk. Women have been particularly hard hit.The unemployment rate for females looking for full-time work surged to 8.3% in May from 5.4% in February before coronavirus-driven shutdowns kicked in. That compares with 7% for men from 4.8% in February.”Australia is known as the lucky country but I am not very lucky at the moment,” Gulin, who is receiving government welfare payments, told Reuters.”I have been talking to a few people about some opportunities but nothing has come up yet.”Vulnerable servicesDuring the unprecedented run of growth, Australia transformed into an open, services-driven economy, feeding China’s rise with its mineral and commodity wealth and shedding much of its manufacturing capability.The services sector accounts for almost two-thirds of Australia’s A$2 trillion ($1.4 trillion) annual economic output – but is now particularly vulnerable to the closure of national borders and social distancing measures to tame coronavirus.”The tourism-dependent economies are the ones we worry about the most,” said Citi’s global chief economist, Catherine Mann.Mann sees a V-shaped rebound for manufacturing generally but for the services or consumer discretionary sector, “it is absolutely an L-shaped recovery,” she said, meaning it could take a while for growth to fully recover.”What was lost in the early part of this year will never be recovered from the standpoint of revenues for a company.”Virus shadowPolicymakers, too, are worried about the long road back to economic health.The Reserve Bank of Australia has pledged to keep its benchmark cash rate at a record low 0.25% until there is progress in achieving its employment and inflation goals.”We’re going to have low interest rates for a long period of time,” central bank Governor Philip Lowe said last week, adding that there would be “a shadow from the virus for quite a few years.””People will be more risk averse, they won’t want to borrow. In Australia, we’re going to have lower population dynamics,” Lowe said, referring to the idea that fewer foreigners entering the country would lead to lower consumer demand and a tighter labor market.Puja Basnet, an international student from Nepal, is reconsidering her options in Australia after losing her part-time job as a waitress.”I was at home for two months without work and I have almost run out of my savings. As a non-Australian I don’t even have access to Centrelink,” she said, referring to government welfare payments.For Basnet, the future is even more challenging as more people are now jostling for each job.An L-shaped recovery also means the unemployment rate will stay higher for longer.”I am really worried about the future. I have been applying for 30-40 jobs a week but there has been zero responses.” center_img Coronavirus has done to Australia what even the global financial crisis couldn’t: abruptly end a record growth run and help trigger a deep recession from which the country will take time to recover.While Australia has had great success so far in heading off the pandemic, with just over 100 deaths, the cure of shutting out the rest of the world means massive hits to three key growth drivers – tourism, education and immigration.Fiona Gulin was 18 when the last recession hit Australia in the early 1990s. Back then, she managed to keep a part-time job at a music publication, before moving on to full-time work and a lucrative career in the entertainment industry.last_img read more

Mexican president mourns 39,000 virus dead

first_imgTopics : Mexico has the second-highest death toll in Latin America after Brazil, which has 78,772 deaths. “There will be time later to pay tribute with all the protocol and ceremonies — a solemn tribute to those who have lost their lives due to this terrible pandemic,” added Lopez Obrador, flanked by a Mexican flag and two soldiers.He read out 10 commitments to protect those vulnerable to COVID-19, including tackling “diseases caused by hunger and poverty,” launching “a permanent campaign” to promote healthier eating and lifestyles, and treating hypertension, diabetes and obesity as a priority. Mexican president Manuel Lopez Obrador on Sunday vowed to improve health standards in the nation, which has the fourth-highest coronavirus death toll in the world, as the number of fatalities rose to nearly 39,000.”We want to remember those who died from the COVID-19 pandemic, and send a loving, fraternal hug to their relatives, to their friends,” Lopez Obrador said in a video released on social media.Mexico, with 127 million inhabitants, had recorded 38,888 deaths from the new coronavirus, according to health authorities on Saturday, with additional suspected coronavirus deaths lifting the total to more than 40,000.last_img read more

PKA crystallises PE gains on one of ‘best investments ever made’

first_imgPKA, the pensions administrator that runs three Danish pension funds, has sold electrical components company KK Group to Scandinavian investment firm Solix, crystallising private equity investment profits from what it says may have been one of the three best investments it has ever made.A PKA spokesman said the pensions provider could not disclose the price it was paid for its controlling interest in the company.However, the firm said it made more than DKK1bn (€134m) in terms of ongoing dividends, as well as the sale of the investment in the KK Group, which it first bought in 1983.Michael Nellemann Pedersen, investment director at PKA, said: “We have made an outstanding return, and there is no doubt that KK is a top candidate to join PKA’s top three best investments over time.” PKA got the original sum it invested in the business back more than 100 times, he said.“Of course, there have been many challenges on the way, but we are proud that PKA – together with the company’s managers and staff, as well as Maj Invest – have transformed KK from a local electronics business to a leading global and innovative business for sustainable-energy products,” he said.Nellemann Pedersen said now the time had come for others to continue KK’s development.Solix is buying the KK Group from PKA, investment fund Maj Invest – which has been a co-owner since 2010 – and KK Group’s chief executive Tommy Jespersen, as well as its finance director Johnny Haahr.Jespersen and Haahr have been running the company since 2004.The KK Group is one of the world’s main suppliers of electrical components for the wind-power industry, with the company’s products involved in equipment producing more than 60% of total off-shore wind power capacity.PKA manages total assets of DKK250bn on behalf of three labour-market pension funds in the social and healthcare sectors.last_img read more

Asset management roundup: UK, China regulators agree stock connect programme

first_imgUS asset manager MFS is seeking to grow distribution in ItalyUS asset manager MFS Investment Management has signed a partnership agreement with Deutsche Bank to aid its distribution strategy in Italy.The deal means Deutsche Bank’s network of financial advisers and private banks will have access to a number of Luxembourg-domiciled funds including US, European and global equity strategies as well as fixed income and multi-asset products.Andrea Baron, managing director for Italy at MFS, said: “This is an important step in achieving our ambitious growth aspirations in Italy as we deepen our relationships with our Italian client base.”MFS has $466.9bn in assets under management worldwide. UK and Chinese regulators have approved a scheme to enhance cross-border investing between the two countries.The Shanghai-London Stock Connect programme was set up by the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) to provide investors and companies with improved access to the two markets. It was supported by the UK and Chinese governments, according to a joint press release issued today by the regulators.Investors will be able to buy Chinese companies depositary receipts issued via a separate segment of the LSE’s main market. Companies must have A-shares listed on the SSE’s main board. Premium listed UK companies will be able to apply for admission to the SSE’s main board.Andrew Bailey, chief executive of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), said: “This new scheme will deepen and strengthen connectivity between UK and China capital markets to the advantage of both countries. “We both believe in the positive contribution regulators can make in international capital markets, and the new co-operation we’re announcing today will be an important contributor to the success of the scheme.”The FCA and the China Securities Regulatory Commission said in a joint statement that the range of securities eligible for the stock connect programme could grow depending on market demand.The Shanghai Stock Exchange has a total market cap of CNY31.7trn (€4.1trn) across all its indices, according to its website.DWS to sell hedge fund businessIndependent asset manager Alma Capital has agreed to buy DWS’ €2bn hedge funds business.Six institutional funds will be transferred to Alma Capital as part of the deal, the manager said in a statement released on 14 June. The deal will more than double Alma Capital’s existing assets under management of “near $2bn” (€1.8bn), according to the firm’s website.The funds are built by DWS but managed by third-party asset managers, either as single manager strategies of funds of hedge funds.Subject to regulatory approval, the funds will be transferred to Alma Capital in the second half of this year.In addition, specialist alternatives investment group EnTrust Global has upped its stake in Alma Capital to 25%. EnTrust in turn is owned by Legg Mason (65%) and its chairman and CEO Gregg Hymowitz (35%).MFS strikes Italian distribution deal last_img read more

Barcelona star Coutinho seeks Premier League return

first_imgPhilippe Coutinho wants to return to the Premier League should he not continue at Barcelona, according to a report in El Mundo Deportivo.Advertisement Bayern Munich – where Coutinho is currently on loan – have an option to buy the Brazil international for €120m at the end of the campaign but multiple reports suggest this will not be exercised. Loading… The fresh report states that the playmaker has little interest in returning to Inter or joining Paris Saint-Germain and instead is keen on a move to England.It follows a report last week from Diario Sport claiming Chelsea are favourites to land the former Liverpool playmaker and indeed have already made an approach.It is said that the most likely structure of the deal would be an upfront loan deal for one season, with a purchase option linked into the move.Read Also: Messi gifts €1m to hospitals to combat coronavirusA report in El Mundo Deportivo last month claimed the Catalan giants have lowered their asking price for the playmaker to €80m as they look to balance their books.Coutinho has netted eight goals and provided multiple assists in 15 league starts for the Bavarian club, while the recent report stresses the good relations between the two clubs which could help smooth a permanent move this year.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?last_img read more

North Vernon contractor on tap for State Road 244 contract

first_imgRush, County, In. — Dave Omara Contractor Inc. has been awarded a $1.4 million contract to rehab a bridge on State Road 244 over Flatrock River and to replace a culvert over Hurricane Creek, west of State Road 3 in Milroy.SR 244 will be closed for up to three weeks at the Hurricane Creek bridge. Traffic will be detoured via I-74 and SR 3. After the closure, SR 244 will be restricted down to one lane at the Flatrock River for up to 120 days. A temporary traffic will be installed to regulate both directions of traffic sharing one lane in the work zone.A start date will be announced after the contractors submit their project schedule. The project is anticipated to be completed by fall 2018.last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgUpdate on the latest in sports: UNDATED (AP) — The NCAA is moving toward allowing all Division I athletes to transfer one time without sitting out a season of competition.A plan to change the waiver process is expected to be presented to the Division I Council in April. If adopted, new criteria would go into effect for the 2020-21 academic year. Currently, football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s hockey and baseball players must sit out one season after transferring.The NCAA’s announcement comes a day after the ACC became the second Power Five conference to publicly support the so-called one-time exception for all transfers. The Big Ten announced its support last fall.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-MICHIGAN STATE-NCAASpartans reportedly looking into allegations UNDATED (AP) — There’s a new leader in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division.Sidney Crosby continued his scoring binge by furnishing a goal and three assists as the Penguins knocked off the Maple Leafs, 5-2. The outcome moves the Pens one point ahead of Washington in the Metropolitan standings.Crosby has collected seven goals and 23 points in 13 games since returning from core muscle surgery on Jan. 14. The Pens were six points off the division lead when Crosby made his comeback.Bryan Rust had a goal and two assists in Pittsburgh’s third consecutive win and sixth in eight games. Teddy Blueger’s (BLOO’-gurz) goal gave the Penguins a 5-0 lead with 7:25 left in the second period.Elsewhere on NHL ice: — The Senators whipped the Sabres, 7-4 as Craig Anderson made 23 saves in his 200th win with Ottawa. Jean-Gabriel Pageau (pa-ZHOH’) contributed two goals and two assists for the Senators, who also received a two-goal night from Artem Anisimov (ahr-TEHM’ ah-NEE’-see-mahv).NHL-NEWSBouwmeester back in St. LouisUNDATED (AP) — Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester (BOH’-mees-tur) is back in St. Louis after collapsing on the bench during a game in Anaheim last week.Bouwmeester issued a statement saying he’s “on the road to recovery” after going into cardiac arrest in the first period versus the Ducks. He had a cardioverter defibrillator implanted into his chest at UCI Medical Center in Orange County, California, where he had been hospitalized until returning to St. Louis on Sunday. MLB-NEWSJudge doesn’t take batting practiceUNDATED (AP) — New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge did not hit or throw during the team’s first full squad workout Tuesday because of what the team said was a minor right shoulder issue.Yankees manager Aaron Boone said the problem is not considered serious and that Judge could start to ramp up activities in a couple days. Judge is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.  Judge had been taking part in early workouts at the Yankees’ minor league complex and experienced some soreness in the last couple weeks. He shut down from hitting about a week ago. — The Blues ended their season-high, five-game losing streak as Ivan Barbashev scored twice in a 3-0 victory against the Devils. Jaden Schwartz furnished the other goal and Jordan Binnington made 17 saves for his seventh career shutout and second this season. The outcome gives St. Louis a two-point edge over Dallas in the Central Division.— The Flyers are in third place in the Metropolitan Division after Travis Konecny (kah-NEHK’-nee) had a goal and two assists in their 5-1 rout of the Blue Jackets. Kevin Hayes, Sean Couturier (koo-TOOR’-ee-ay), Philippe Myers and Jakub Voracek (VOHR’-ah-chek) also scored as Philadelphia made the most of its 15 shots to move one point ahead of the Islanders and Columbus in the division standings.— Andrei Svechnikov (SVEHCH’-nih-kahv) and Nino Niederreiter (NEE’-dur-eye-tur) each scored in the second period as the Hurricanes knocked off the Predators, 4-1. That puts Carolina in a virtual tie with Columbus and the Islanders for the two Eastern Conference wild-card berths. Jordan Staal scored a goal in the first, Sebastian Aho (AH’-hoh) added a third-period tally and Justin Williams had two assists.— The Jets doubled up the Kings, 6-3 behind Blake Wheeler’s two goals and one assist. Nikolaj Ehlers (NIH’-koh-ly EE’-lurz) added a goal and two assists to Winnipeg’s fifth victory in seven games, which leaves the Jets one point away from a Western Conference playoff slot.— Andreas Athanasiou (ath-a-nah-SEE’-yoo) scored twice while the Red Wings were netting three unanswered goals in the third period to rally past the Canadiens, 4-3. Athanasiou gave Detroit its first lead with 5:15 remaining before the Wings ended a four-game skid. — Miles McBride and Sean McNeil provided 11 points apiece to help No. 17 West Virginia knock off Oklahoma State, 65-47. Oscar Tshiebwe (SHEEB’-way) added eight points and 15 rebounds for the Mountaineers, who held the Cowboys to a season-low 14 second-half points. Bob Huggins earned his 879th career victory to tie North Carolina’s Dean Smith for sixth all-time among Division I coaches.NASCAR-NEWMANNewman communicating following Daytona crashDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR driver Ryan Newman is awake and speaking with family and doctors a day after his horrific crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500.Roush Fenway Racing released an update on its driver about 20 hours after Newman’s car slammed into the wall at nearly 200 mph, flipped, got T-boned by another car, flipped several more times and skidded to a halt in flames. Everyone watching feared the worst Monday night and had to wait nearly two hours to learn that Newman’s injuries were not considered life-threatening. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditT25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULEBaylor breaks Big 12 winning streak recordUNDATED (AP) — Top-ranked Baylor has become the Big 12 record-holder for most consecutive victories with 23, breaking the mark set by Kansas 23 years ago. The mark could further motivate the Jayhawks when they visit the Bears on Saturday in a 1-versus-3 matchup. — A person familiar with the situation says three-time Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen has agreed to a one-year, $7 million contract with the Seattle Seahawks. Olsen was released by the Carolina Panthers earlier this month after nine seasons with the team amid a rebuilding process under first-year coach Matt Rhule (rool). Olsen has caught 718 passes for 8,444 yards and 59 touchdowns during a 13-season NFL career that began with a four-year run with the Chicago Bears.— Punter Ryan Allen and kicker Younghoe Koo are set to return to the Falcons next season. Allen and Koo each joined the Falcons midway through the 2019 season and performed well enough to earn one-year contract extensions for the 2020 season.— The Cardinals have re-signed starting left tackle D.J. Humphries to a three-year contract that keeps him with the team through the 2022 season. The 26-year-old Humphries started all 16 games at left tackle last season, anchoring an offensive line that protects franchise quarterback Kyler Murray.NHL-SCHEDULEPens whip Leafs to pass Caps EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State reportedly is investigating allegations of NCAA violations made by a former football staffer in a lawsuit.Curtis Blackwell filed a lawsuit claiming his employment agreement was violated when he was disciplined while the school addressed sexual assault allegations against players in 2017. A recent filing in that case from Blackwell’s lawyer suggested that deposition testimony by then-coach Mark Dantonio may have revealed NCAA violations.Athletic director Bill Beekman said then that it was his understanding that the allegations were “patently false.” But an athletic department spokesman told The Detroit News on Tuesday that the school is looking into them.NBA-NEWSIrving out again UNDATED (AP) — Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving won’t play in their first game after the All-Star break Thursday at Philadelphia because of more trouble with his right shoulder that sidelined him earlier this season.Nets coach Kenny Atkinson told reporters Tuesday that Irving would see a specialist this week.Irving has missed 26 games during his first season in Brooklyn with an impingement. He has played in just 20 of the Nets’ 53 games.Also around the NBA:— The Pistons and Reggie Jackson have agreed on a contract buyout that allows the veteran guard to sign with another team. Jackson is in the final season of his five-year, $80 million deal he signed in 2015 with the Pistons, who acquired him earlier that year in a trade with Oklahoma City. The 29-year-old Jackson is averaging 14.9 points and 5.1 assists this season, but he has been limited to just 14 games due to a back injury. Associated Press Also in the majors:— MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has apologized for what he called a disrespectful reference to the World Series trophy as a “piece of metal.” Even before being asked about it at the Cactus League media day, Manfred said he made a mistake with those comments when trying to deliver a rhetorical point in an interview two days earlier. Players became infuriated by his “piece of metal” comment during a lengthy interview with ESPN on Sunday, the same day he spoke in Florida.NFL-TRUMP-DEBARTOLOTrump pardons former 49ers ownerWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has pardoned Edward DeBartolo Jr., the former San Francisco 49ers owner convicted in a gambling fraud scandal. NFL-NEWSBrees plans to be back with Saints next seasonUNDATED (AP) — Quarterback Drew Brees (breez) says he intends to play for the New Orleans Saints again next season. The 41-year-old Brees used a social media post to announce his intention to “make another run at it” in what would be his 20th NFL season.Brees is the NFL’s all-time leader with 6,867 completions, 77,416 yards passing and 547 touchdown throws. He was productive in leading the Saints to the playoffs last season despite missing five games with a throwing hand injury, completing 74.3% of his passes with 27 touchdowns and only four interceptions.In other NFL news: Jared Butler scored 22 points as the Bears downed Oklahoma, 65-54 to improve to 24-1 overall and 13-0 in the conference. Mark Vital had 10 points and Freddie Gillespie grabbed 10 rebounds for Baylor, which played a second straight game without leading scorer MaCio Teague (teeg) because of a wrist injury.The Sooners led 10-5 until the Bears went on a 23-9 spurt to take control.Kristian Doolittle had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma.In other top-25 action:— Jalen Crutcher scored 18 points and No. 5 Dayton picked up its 15th straight victory by downing VCU, 66-61. Obi Toppin (OH’-bee TAH’-pihn) finished 12 points and Dwayne Cohill made a pair of free throws with 22.4 seconds left after the Rams closed within one point. — Jalen Smith dropped in 22 points and grabbed 19 rebounds as seventh-ranked Maryland held off Northwestern, 76-67 to take a two-game lead in the Big Ten Conference at 12-3. Anthony Cowan added 19 points for the Terrapins, who are 22-4 overall following their ninth consecutive victory.— Eighth-ranked Florida State was an 82-67 winner against Pittsburgh as freshman Patrick Williams contributed 16 points and Anthony Polite added 10 with six rebounds. Williams scored in double figures for the 10th time this season as the Seminoles improved to 14-0 at home and 22-4 overall.— Ayo Dosunmu scored 24 points and Illinois snapped a four-game losing streak with a 62-56 victory over ninth-ranked Penn State. Kofi (KOH’-fee) Cockburn added 14 points for the Fighting Illini, who led most of the way and ended the Nittany Lions’ eight-game winning streak.— Immanuel Quickley scored 21 points and No. 10 Kentucky shot 8-for-9 from 3-point range in the second half to pull out a 79-76 victory against LSU. Nick Richards scored 13 points and blocked six shots for the 21-5 Wildcats, who have won five straight and nine of 10.— Ty-Shon Alexander scored 22 points and Marcus Zegarowski added 17 in leading 15th-ranked Creighton to a 73-65 victory at No. 19 Marquette. The Bluejays have won eight of nine to move within a half-game of first-place Seton Hall in the Big East standings. February 18, 2020 The Blues put Bouwmeester on long-term injured reserve, which gives them salary-cap relief. They added blueline help by acquiring defenseman Marco Scandella from the Canadiens for a 2020 second-round pick and conditional fourth-rounder next year.Also in the NHL:— The Capitals have bolstered their blue line by acquiring veteran Brenden Dillon from the San Jose Sharks for Colorado’s 2020 second-round pick and a conditional 2021 third-rounder. Dillon has averaged just under 20 minutes a game this season and could play on the Capitals’ second pairing with Dmitry Orlov. The nine-year NHL veteran has scored 22 goals and 114 points in 588 regular-season games.COLLEGE SPORTS-TRANSFERSNCAA prepared to change transfer waiver process DeBartolo Jr. built the San Francisco 49ers’ 1980s-1990s dynasty. He was involved in one of the biggest owners’ scandals in the sport’s history. In 1998, he pleaded guilty to failing to report a felony when he paid $400,000 to former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards in exchange for a riverboat gambling license.last_img read more

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says Jason Garrett will coach in the NFL next year

first_img WE RECOMMEND Written By 9 months ago Rob Gronkowski slams Tom Brady and Patriots for ‘negative mood’ ahead of Cowboys win Also Read: Jerry Jones Net Worth: Where Did The Dallas Cowboys Owner Make His Money?Jerry Jones: Jason Garrett one of the most qualified aroundAccording to The Athletic, Jerry Jones said that nobody has the skills to get the job done and get a team collectively to the Super Bowl. He said that there are qualified people who can get the job done, and current coach Jason Garrett is one of the few. He also said that Jason Garrett will be coaching an NFL team next year.Also Read: Arizona Cardinals Player Josh Shaw Bet Against His OWN Team And Lost, Suspended By NFLEnd of the road for Jason Garrett at Dallas Cowboys?Jerry Jones failed to or instead admittedly did not specify the last sentence. While Jones said that Garrett is the man for the job, it is hard to forget the Dallas Cowboys performances this season, especially when Jones had earlier said that the team needs to get their act together. Jones also said that he is worried for the fan base and said that he wants the team to win games for the fans, which is something Jason Garrett is finding quite challenging to do at the moment.Also Read: Jerry Jones Reacts To Cowboys Loss; Speaks About Coach Garrett’s Future With Team The pressure keeps mounting on Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett. The Cowboys are atop the National Football Conference (NFC) East with six wins from a possible 12. While the Cowboys might make it to the playoffs, just getting there won’t help Jason Garrett or his side. Jerry Jones, the owner of Dallas Cowboys, has defended Jason Garret and said that he’s one of the most qualified men around to coach a team in the National Football League (NFL).Also Read: Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Different Tone After Another LossDallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones praises Jason Garrett’s work ethic and knowledgeSpeaking to the 105.3 FM The Fan, Jerry Jones talked about coaching and said why he does not want to make a coaching change for the Dallas Cowboys in the middle of the NFL season. He also praised Jason Garrett’s work ethic and knowledge of his team. Jones also voiced his opinion on how selecting a Super Bowl-winning coach is an inexact science. WATCH US LIVE COMMENT Sreehari Menon 10 months ago Black cat NFL: Dallas vs Cowboys game halted by a cat, wins internet SUBSCRIBE TO US 9 months ago Jerry Jones doesn’t like looks of America’s Team Last Updated: 4th December, 2019 20:02 IST Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Says Jason Garrett Will Coach In The NFL Next Year Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said that under-fire Jason Garrett will coach an NFL team next season, but did not specify if he’ll be at the Cowboys. 9 months ago Jerry Jones net worth: Where did the Dallas Cowboys owner make his money? LIVE TV First Published: 4th December, 2019 20:02 IST FOLLOW US 9 months ago Vita Vea disappears and so does Dwayne Haskinslast_img read more

Bill Belichick reveals an interesting anecdote about Rob Gronkowski’s pre-draft visit

first_img First Published: 14th December, 2019 15:04 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT Written By Now many would have backed Rob Gronkowski to be one of the best tight ends in the NFL. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, however, has a reputation for having an eye for talent. It’s safe to say, therefore, that Bill Belichick’s decision to snap up Rob Gronkowski has more than paid off. Rob Gronkowski had a glorious career with the Patriots. The four-time First-Team All-Pro helped the Patriots to three Super Bowls during his nine years with the Patriots. He then decided to retire after last season. Also Read | Tom Brady Issues Challenge To Ravens QB Lamar Jackson With One Condition  “He came up on his predraft visit, had a bad visit. We put him in a room, came back and he was asleep on the floor. Didn’t make a very good impression. . . . Like, oh, boy.” WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 14th December, 2019 15:04 IST Bill Belichick Reveals An Interesting Anecdote About Rob Gronkowski’s Pre-draft Visit Patriots head coach Bill Belichick spoke on the NFL Network’s NFL 100 All-Time Team. He also revealed that Rob Gronkowski fell asleep during a pre-draft visit. Colin DCunha In recent weeks, however, Bill Belichick has had his work cut out for him and the Patriots. The Patriots suffered back-to-back losses against the Houston Texans and the Kansas City Chiefs in the last couple of weeks. They have also been dragged into a repeat of the ‘Spygate’ incident from 2007. However, with the Patriots slated to play the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, the Patriots could very well snap their losing streak in the NFL. FOLLOW US Rob Gronkowski was drafted by the New England Patriots in the 2010 NFL Draft. The three-time Super Bowl champions had an illustrious career with the Patriots. However, after recent revelations by Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick, the fact that Rob Gronkowski was drafted by the Patriots seems like a miracle. Also Read | NFL Week 15 Predictions: Patriots, Cowboys Struggle To Continue?Bill Belichick reveals what condition Rob Gronkowski was in during pre-draft visitWhile the various coaches in the NFL carry out a pre-draft visit to determine if a player’s character fits in with the existing squad, it seems Rob Gronkowski held the pre-draft visit in little esteem. Bill Belichick spoke on the NFL Network’s NFL 100 All-Time Team about his experience with Rob Gronkowski nine years ago. Also Read | New York Jets Vs Baltimore Ravens Highlights: Lamar Jackson Steals The Show In 42-21 Win LIVE TVlast_img read more