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The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim, right, talks with Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians during an NFL football training camp practice, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments   Share   Before #Dbacks game, the ceremonial first pitch thrown by #Cardinals GM Steve Keim pic.twitter.com/bKij2koxWr— Craig Grialou (@CraigAZSports) July 20, 2016Jenkins, a 5-foot-10, 197 pound corner, brings a strong resume and looks like a solid fit in Arizona. As of now, he could be the biggest threat to take Bethel’s job. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Arizona Cardinals may have two of the top cornerbacks in the NFL, but one of them still plays in the slot.With Patrick Peterson locking up one side of the field and Tyrann Mathieu covering the interior, the second cornerback position remains up for grabs.Arguably, it’s the team’s biggest weakness.Justin Bethel returns after fighting through struggles as a full-time starter toward the end of last season. With Jerraud Powers gone, the job appears to be Bethel’s to lose, but this week’s roster churning for Arizona has made it clear the competition is open.center_img “He’s had some up-and-down years in the NFL, but for what we do schematically, having a bigger press corner, (he) certainly creates more competition at that position,” Keim said. “That’s really been our goal is to continue to stay aggressive, build our roster and stay aggressive regardless whether our guy is a starter, backup. Try to build as much depth as possible so if you have any type of issues moving forward, you have enough players being able to contribute.”Keim also confirmed that the former Washington cornerback, Culliver, will visit next week. The team will still need to get to know Culliver, Keim said, adding that the medical staff will need to evaluate his knee injuries before deciding to sign him.Culliver tore his ACL and MCL on Thanksgiving before he was released in the offseason.“He’ll come in and take a visit with us,” Keim said. “Another guy who’s a longer, athletic press corner. We’ll see. He’s coming off an ACL. There’s obviously the medical side of it that you have to look into. He’s a guy that’s also had some success in the NFL. We’ll see where it goes next week.”Rookies Brandon Williams and Harlan Miller also enter the cornerback competition this season. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories NOTABLE– Asked if the Cardinals will pursue free agents to add depth to the offensive tackle position, Keim said the following: “We’ll continue to monitor that position. (D.J. Humphries) had a really strong offseason. He continued to grow and get better — not only matured mentally but also matured physically.” Keim added that Humphries now weighs 310 pounds and has “really honed his craft in terms of technique and footwork.”– When camp begins, Keim said three to four players could end up on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list. Linebacker Zack Wagenmann (foot) is one of those players. Offensive guard signee Evan Mathis is not and should be ready to play after minor surgery that kept him out of mini-camp.— Keim did not want to discuss contract extension matters regarding Mathieu or defensive end Calais Campbell but said he remains “hopeful.“We’ll just continue to stay aggressive,” Keim added. “That’s the one thing I’ve said earlier. Whether it’s signing players, whether it’s readjusting guys who need to be signed for extensions, we’ll continue to stay aggressive and try to keep our foot on the gas pedal.” The Cardinals signed former Pro Bowler Mike Jenkins on Monday and have a meeting with fellow veteran Chris Culliver upcoming, effectively putting Bethel on notice as he hits training camp coming off an April foot surgery,.“Obviously, Justin is the current starter, but it’s always going to be an open competition,” Cardinals general manager Steve Keim told media members at a Diamondbacks game Tuesday. “Knowing Bruce Arians and his staff, we’ll play the best 11 out there, so whoever gives us a chance to succeed. But we have expectations for Justin. He’s got great athleticism and movement skills.“He’s got to continue to hone his skills moreso with the eyes, the vision, the instinctual things that come with the game,” Keim added. “And really, more than anything, he just needs to play football. So I think the more Justin plays, probably the better he’ll get.”last_img read more

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Chairman Terdsak Marrome UPF Chair Excellencies

first_imgChairman Terdsak Marrome (UPF Chair). Excellencies. Distinguished Ministers. Parliamentarians. Ambassadors for Peace. Representatives from 26 nations. Ladies and Gentlemen.It is my great honor to address you today in this historic venue, the United Nations Conference Centre, ESCAP Hall.We are gathered today in beautiful Thailand, a nation with a profoundly rich cultural heritage shaped by great religious traditions, including Confucianism, Taoism, Hinduism, Islam and most of all Buddhism.  The people of this land are known for their gentle kindness and generosity.I would like to acknowledge His Majesty, the late King Bhumibol [pronounced Boomibon], who served as father of this nation for more than 70 years, and who is still loved and respected by all the people of ThailandI want to express appreciation for the sponsors of this program, UPF (Universal Peace Federation), FFWPU (Family Federation for World Peace and Unification), YFWP (Youth Federation for World Peace) and WFWP (Women’s Federation for World Peace).Each of these organizations, founded by my parents, the late Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, has been devoted for decades to building a world of sustainable peace. They maintain their presence in more than 145 nations around the world.We gather today for an extremely important purpose, to inaugurate the “Youth and Students for Peace” association. With this in mind, our thematic focus is on “The Role of Youth and Students in Creating a Culture of Sustainable Peace.”Today we have representatives from throughout East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.  Many of you are Ministers of Education, Professors, School Administrators, along with student leaders.  Most importantly we have nearly 1000 young people attending our program today. My mother, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, asked me to speak to you today on her behalf.In February of this year, in Korea, with more than 1500 young people gathered from Korea, Japan and nations around the world, my mother launched the international association of Youth and Students for Peace.  She called on the young people to become champions of peace and leaders who can bring about social transformation for the sake of sustainable peace.In order to accomplish this goal, she emphasized that young people must develop the skills and capacities required to become leaders of the future.  Education, therefore, is absolutely essential, including both professional education in the arts and sciences that equip us with the knowledge required to function with high levels competence in various fields such as business, education, service industries, IT, health care, legal services, or government service.In addition to the acquisition of the skills required for excellence in a career, it is also equally important, if not more important, that we develop our moral character by cultivating virtues such as empathy, and living for the sake of others.If we become competent professionals without become good men and woman who care about others, who care about future generations, who care about the suffering of others, who care about our environment, then we cannot become the people who can transform our world.We are all keenly aware that our world is struggling to overcome many critical challenges that threaten the quality of life, and may even threaten life itself.  The United Nations is to be applauded for identifying the critical issues of our time—-poverty, epidemics, climate change and environmental degradation, extremism, etc.—and has established the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, calling upon all member states to contribute to the achievement of these goals.However, Governments alone cannot achieve the SDGs.  It requires a wide range of partnerships among governments, civil society, the private sector, faith-based organizations, and individual citizens.My parents have taught that peace is a term that describes the quality of relationships such that they are characterized by harmony, cooperation, respect and love.  Ultimate, peace is the ideal of achieving a world where all people throughout the world live together as brothers and sisters, like a harmonious family.While we may identify with a particular nationality, ethnicity, religion, or culture, we should affirm our common humanity, a value that transcends our individual backgrounds.Moreover, in addition to harmony among peoples from diverse nations, cultures and religions, there must be respect, appreciation, and harmony with the natural world, including all living things, our planet, the universe.  We are the stewards of this planet.  We are to take care of this precious environment so that future generations do not live in fear of extinction.Once again, I applaud the UN for its efforts to address the threats posed by climate change, rising sea levels, desertification, deforestation, and over-reliance on fossil fuels.  I urge all of you, as leaders of tomorrow, to become agents of change, men and women who will reverse that trends that have violated the purity and beauty of our natural environment.To those of you who hold positions in education, I cannot say enough how important your role is, as you work to raise up the next generations to be the people who can take on and overcome the overwhelming challenges of our time.While education within the classroom is very important, we must not overlook the essential role played by the family.  My parents have always taught that the first school that any child attends is the school of their own family.Their first teachers are none other than mom and dad.  In fact, many argue that long before we enter a classroom, our hearts and minds are shaped in profound ways by early childhood experiences in the family.Thus, my parents placed family at the core of their global vision of peace. In fact, it is by building families of true love, raising children of good character, guided by the principle of living for the sake of world peace, that we contribute to sustainable peace.As young people, I know many of you look forward to the day when you will marry and form a family.  I encourage you with all my heart to take on this task with great seriousness.  Your decisions about marriage and family are completely relevant and essential to the task of building a world of peace.We live at a time when there is much confusion in areas of love and marriage.  Popular culture often portrays the good life as characterized by self-indulgence.  Self-indulgence, however, takes us in a direction that makes it very difficult to establish harmonious, respectful relationships that are needed if we are to build a family of true love and peace.Please consider this point and, during your time at this conference, make every effort to learn and grown so that you can become a person who can make a true contribution to sustainable peace.In conclusion, I want to express once again my profound appreciation to the distinguished leaders from Thailand, from the United Nations and from many other nations who have honored this day with their presence.I am especially moved by the young people who have gathered here today to support the launch of Youth and Students for Peace.  You are humanity’s hope, and a shining light to the world.  I wish you every success and victory in your precious lives.The world needs you.  Please use your time well.Thank you for your attention. Inauguration of the Network for Youth and Students for Peace in Asia and the PacificKeynote Addresson behalf of Dr. Hak Ja Han MoonSun Jin Moon, International President of FFWPUJune 12, 2017 at ESCAP Hall, United Nations Conference Center, Bangkok, Thailand[ download the speech ] [ See more pictures ]last_img read more

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