Launching International Year of Youth UN urges dialogue respect across generations

12 August 2010The International Year of Youth kicked off today with calls from United Nations officials to harness the talents and energy of the world’s young people to promote better understanding and dialogue between different generations, cultures and religions. The International Year of Youth kicked off today with calls from United Nations officials to harness the talents and energy of the world’s young people to promote better understanding and dialogue between different generations, cultures and religions.Dialogue and mutual understanding is the theme of the Year, which was formally launched today – to coincide with International Youth Day being observed every 12 August – in the General Assembly Hall at UN Headquarters in New York.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon used his message for the Day to urge UN Member States to boost their investment in social and economic programmes that benefit the estimated 1.2 billion people worldwide aged between 15 and 24.“The energy of youth can ignite faltering economies,” he said. “I am regularly inspired by the goodwill, talent and idealism of the young people I meet across the world. They are making important contributions to our work to eradicate poverty, contain the spread of disease, combat climate change and achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).”In the course of the International Year, the UN and its youth organization partners will focus on the need to encourage dialogue and ensure that young people are included in important policies and decision-making processes.“In a world which different people and traditions are coming closer, more frequent contact than ever before, it is crucial that young people learn how to listen intently, empathize with others, acknowledge divergent opinions, and be able to resolve conflicts,” Mr. Ban said.The International Labour Organization (ILO unveiled a report yesterday showing that global youth unemployment has reached an all-time high. According to the report, of the world’s 620 million economically active youth, 81 million were out of work at the end of last year.“The global economic crisis has had a disproportionate impact on young people; they have lost jobs, struggled to find even low-wage employment and seen access to education curtailed,” the Secretary-General noted in his message.The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), meanwhile, announced that it will make grants to 51 projects proposed by youth people from 31 countries. The grants will be drawn from the Programme’s Urban Youth Fund, which awards funding amounting to $1 million each year.Today’s launch of the International Year is being marked with speeches, musical performances, video screenings and poetry recitals at UN Headquarters.Sha Zukang, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, discussed the UN Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development, while the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director, Thoraya Obaid, delivered a joint statement of the heads of UN entities demonstrating the support of the UN system for issues related to youth development.The world’s youth account for about 18 per cent of the world’s population. Some 87 per cent of them live in developing countries, where they face the challenges of limited access to resources, health care, education, training, employment and other economic opportunities.During the International Year, the UN will focus on three overarching objectives – increasing commitment and investment in youth; raising youth participation and partnerships; and boosting inter-cultural understanding among youth.The UN first marked the International Year of Youth in 1985. A decade later, the General Assembly adopted the World Programme of Action for Youth, setting a policy framework and guidelines for national action and international support to improve the situation of young people. read more

Government scraps National day of mourning for Ratnasiri

The Government has decided to scrap the National day of mourning which was earlier declared for late Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremenayake.Saturday December 31 was initially declared as a day of mourning as a mark of respect for the funeral of former Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake but later it was changed to Friday. However now the Home Affairs Ministry says the National day of mourning has been scrapped on a request made by the family of the late Prime Minister.President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to conduct the funeral of the former Prime Minister with full state patronage. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Teen facing breaking and entering charges gets bail

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBus conductor gets bail on multiple counts of larcenyJune 14, 2017In “Court”Porter remanded on B&E, larceny chargesAugust 2, 2018In “Court”Mason remanded for Breaking & Entering houseOctober 9, 2014In “Crime” Eighteen-year-old Fiaze Mohammed found himself before Principle Magistrate Judy Latchman on Monday when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts slapped with two breaking and entry charges.The first charge against Mohammed stated that on September 9, 2018, at Campbellville, Georgetown he broke and entered the dwelling house of Toolsie Persaud and stole cash $10,000, US $1000 equivalent to $200,000 and CAD$ 1000 equivalent to $160,000, which when totaled amounted to $370,000  property of the said Virtual Complainant.Another charge stated that on the said date and location, the teen broke and entered the dwelling house of the above mentioned VC and stole one Samsung J7 cell phone valued $70,000 along with another Samsung J7 cell phone valued $65,000 property of Trisha Persaud.Mohammed pleaded not guilty to both charges after it was read to him.Attorney-at-law, Paul Fung-a-Fat who represented the teen, in an application for bail told the court that the teen had no previous charges against him.According to facts presented in court, on the day in question the Virtual complainants secured their valuables and left the home to attend a church function. At about 15:30h when they arrived home they discovered the items missing.A report was made and an investigation was carried out, this led to the arrest to the defendant. The defendant in an oral statement reportedly admitted the offence and was later charged for same.No objection to bail was made by police prosecutor Quinn Harris.Magistrate Latchman after summing up the matter granted the defendant bail in the sum of $250,000 for each charge and adjourned the matters until October 29, 2018. read more

Growth in mining spurs locomotive manufacture change in Australia

first_imgDowner EDI has signed a new five year agreement with Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD). Downer and EMD, which is owned by Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, have worked together for more than six decades supplying and maintaining locomotives in Australia. Downer uses locomotive components manufactured by EMD (including diesel engines, traction motors, turbo chargers, generators and related software) to manufacture Downer designed locomotives for sale to customers in Australia. Downer also purchases locomotives manufactured offshore by EMD for sale in Australia. As a result of the growth in mining and the ageing Australian fleet, the long term demand for new locomotives in Australia will remain strong. The market, however, is changing with increased offshore competition, customer requirements for lower capital costs and shorter lead times for delivery.The Chief Executive Officer of Downer, Grant Fenn, said that under the new agreement, Downer and EMD would transition to a competitive locomotive supply model that will provide significant benefits for its customers. “Downer and EMD have taken action to ensure we have a sustainable business model that will give our customers an advantage,” Fenn said.The CEO of Electro-Motive Diesel, Billy Ainsworth, said: “This agreement is yet another example of our continued responsiveness to rail customers globally. We are proud to work with Downer on delivering the highest quality products and services, with the best life cycle cost, to our customers in Australia.”Under the new agreement, EMD will manufacture all locomotives for the Australian market with Downer continuing to sell EMD locomotives and after-market products, including spare parts. EMD will manufacture the locomotives at one of its new low cost overseas facilities.During the transition period, which is expected to take between 12 months and two years, Downer will continue to manufacture locomotives in Australia.“The demand for locomotives in Australia remains strong and this new agreement with EMD means Downer will be better positioned to meet our customers’ demands for better value and shorter lead times,”  Fenn said. “We will have a sustainable locomotive business as we exit high cost manufacturing and concentrate on sales, repairs and maintenance and whole of life asset management.”Downer is the largest provider of outsourced freight maintenance services in Australia, with a national network of over 20 maintenance centres. Downer provides customers with frontline maintenance, locomotive overhauls, remote help desks and derailment recovery and repair.As a consequence of the new agreement, a number of Downer Rail employees working on locomotive projects will be transferred over time to other rail projects while it is expected there will be a small number of redundancies.last_img read more

Elon Musk Delivered a Useless Sub for the Cave Rescue

first_img SpaceX’s Starhopper Test Launch in Texas ScrubbedElon Musk’s Cheeky ‘Nuke Mars!’ Post Is Taking Over Twitter For the past few weeks, the world has been watching and waiting to hear about the rescue of the twelve boys and their coach stuck in a cave in Thailand. One Thai Navy SEALs gave their lives in the search, and as supplies and air were running out, many nations banded together to help save the children. Thankfully, their efforts succeeded. All twelve boys and their coach have just been freed. With absolutely zero help Elon Musk.Yesterday, the billionaire popped on twitter to say that he had a minisub that would fit one at a time and could be used for rescue. He named it after the kids’ soccer team and made it from “rocket parts.” But, while the gesture is… certainly something, it’s also kind of a giant slap in the face of the world’s expert rescue teams. One of the best trained divers in the world died on this mission. It’s not something that could be easily solved in a couple of days, no matter how much some may think it can be.Personal diving machines are definitely a thing. It’s not like the teams that rescued the boys didn’t know about them. But, of course, they have limitations that, I can only surmise, were considered by the global team of experts including search-and-rescue specialists from the US Airforce, a team of UK cave divers, and a multinational team including all kinds of other specialized teams and crews.While Musk is notable for pulling off some really cool shit, like delivering a battery backup to Australia and helping the development of the world’s most powerful operational spaceship, he is not the real world equivalent of Tony Stark. He just isn’t.“The equipment they brought to help us is not practical with our mission,” the rescue chief Narongsak Osatanakorn told the BBC. That’s largely because the cave is tiny, forcing divers to carry their oxygen tanks in front of them at times. A large stiff tube that cannot wriggle through just doesn’t work.“With all due respect to Mr. Musk, I am not sure that he or his engineers have a real good handle on exactly what they’re dealing with in this particular situation,” Anmar Mirza from National Cave Rescue Commission told Slate.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

College Student Finds 65MillionYearOld Triceratops Skull in North Dakota

first_imgStay on target Extremely Rare, Two-Colored Lobster Found in MaineNew Species of Giant Flying Reptile Identified By Scientists This is one extra-curricular activity you want on your transcript. A California college student found a 65-million-year-old partial skull of a triceratops during a paleontology dig in North Dakota.Harrison Duran, a biology student at the University of California, Merced, made the discovery in June at Hell Creek Formation, a series of rock formations that span parts of Montana and the Dakotas dating to the end of the Cretaceous Period about 66 million years ago.“I can’t quite express my excitement in the moment when we uncovered the skull,” Duran, said in a statement released by his school Wednesday. “I’ve been obsessed with dinosaurs since I was a kid, so it was a pretty big deal.”Duran was accompanied on the dig by Michael Kjelland, a biology professor at Mayville State University in North Dakota who just a year ago, had also found a triceratops skull in the area. Duran and Kjelland founded the nonprofit organization Fossil Excavators after bonding over their love for the prehistoric creatures.The skull was found inverted with the base of its left horn partially exposed above the ground, among plant fossils from the Cretaceous period. Duran and Kjelland named the skull “Alice,” after the land owner.According to the University of California, Merced, it took a full week to excavate Alice, whose fragile skull was meticulously stabilized with a specialized glue to solidify the fractured, mineralized bones, before an accelerant was applied to bond the structures.Michael Kjelland poses with the skull after it has been treated with foil and plaster for protection. (Photo Credit: Fossil Excavators)Alice was then coated in foil and plaster, wedged onto a makeshift box and lifted onto a truck. Wrapped in a memory foam mattress for protection, she was driven to an undisclosed location until transport to Kjelland’s lab.Duran and Kjelland will be conducting future research in the coming months and preparing the fossil for public display.“My vision is to have Alice rotate locations,” Kjelland said. “The goal is to use this find as an educational opportunity, not just reserve Alice in a private collection somewhere so only a handful of people can see her.”More on, 1,100-Pound Dinosaur Bone Unearthed in FranceNew Species of Duck-Billed Dinosaur IdentifiedBaby Tyrannosaurus Rex Fossil Goes on eBay for $2.95M, Sparks Outragelast_img read more

Barking and Dagenham Council signs domestic abuse charter

first_imgLocal authority Barking and Dagenham Council has signed the Work to Stop Domestic Abuse Charter, and has announced that it will be providing its 2,500 employees with up to 10 days of paid leave to seek help if they are experiencing domestic violence.The charter, operated by trade union GMB, aims to support employees experiencing domestic abuse, and to ensure that they are not disadvantaged at work.Organisations that sign pledge to help staff confidentially access support services and information, ensure that reasonable measures are taken to accommodate employees’ needs in the workplace, provide employment terms and conditions that do not disadvantage affected individuals, liaise with other organisations to facilitate the best support for staff and to make sure that employees, such as line managers and trade union representatives, are trained to support staff that may be experiencing domestic violence.Barking and Dagenham Council formally signed on Tuesday 18 June 2019 at a council meeting. As part of its commitment, the authority has introduced a new leave policy, enabling employees who are either facing domestic violence or displaying abusive behaviours to take up to 10 days of paid leave in order to seek appropriate help.Councillor Maureen Worby, cabinet member for social care and health integration at Barking and Dagenham Council, said: “This is an issue that is wider than just Barking and Dagenham, but we are pleased to be able to sign up to the GMB charter and be one of the leading authorities when it comes to showing a commitment to tackling domestic abuse.”Nell Andrew, national equality and inclusion officer at GMB, added: “We are pleased to see Barking and Dagenham Council lead the way in London, as the first local authority to sign the GMB’s Work to Stop Domestic Abuse Charter.“This commitment, including paid time off, is crucial to make the workplace is a safe environment for those fleeing domestic abuse and ensuring vital support is available whenever it is needed.“By signing the charter, as an employer, they are sending a strong message to Barking and Dagenham [employees]: if [they] experience domestic abuse, [they] will be believed, supported and, importantly, not discriminated against because of it in the workplace. We think this policy will save lives.”last_img read more

Air raids on market kill 53 in Aleppo

first_imgPeople stand amidst the debris following a reported airstrike on the rebel-held town of Atareb in Syria’s northern Aleppo province. Photo: AFPAir strikes on a market killed at least 53 people, including children, in a town in northern Syria on Monday despite a “de-escalation zone” in place there, a monitor said.The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was not immediately clear whether the strikes on rebel-held Atareb had been carried out by Syrian warplanes, or those of Damascus’s ally Russia.The monitor said three strikes hit the town’s market, adding that five children were among the dead, as well as three policemen.A photographer contributing to AFP saw massive destruction at the scene, with rubble from damaged buildings covering the street and panicked civilians carrying away the injured.Three men helped one of those hit in the attack, his face drenched in blood and his features almost completely obscured.Nearby, the body of a man in a blue shirt and dark trousers lay where he had died.Civil defence workers rushed alongside civilians to evacuate the injured, with one man in a thick beanie hat carrying a wailing child in a pink sweater away from the scene.Elsewhere, the bodies of at least three children were laid out on the ground, partly covered by thick bolts of fabric.Atareb is in the west of Aleppo province, in an area that is part of a “de-escalation zone” agreed under a deal earlier this year between Syria’s allies Russia and Iran, and rebel backer Turkey.The zone mostly covers neighbouring Idlib province, which is largely held by opposition forces and a jihadist group formerly affiliated with Al-Qaeda.Despite the government’s recapture of Aleppo city late last year, rebel groups maintain a presence in the west of the province.Russia, a key ally of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, began a bombing campaign in support of his government in 2015.Since then, with Moscow’s support the government has recaptured large swathes of territory from opposition forces.Moscow has steered the so-called Astana process that in May led to a deal to create four so-called “de-escalation zones” across Syria.The zones have produced a drop in violence, but sporadic fighting and bombardment has continued, and promised humanitarian access has not materialised.More than 330,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began in March 2011 with anti-government protests.last_img read more

Regional ag ministers agree on program to fight coffee fungus

first_imgAgriculture ministers of Central America and the Dominican Republic agreed to give high priority to the implementation of a program to fight the effects of a fungus known as “roya,” which has devastated coffee crops across the region.The plan will consolidate efforts by various government agencies and does not rule out asking international agencies for help. It is expected to be approved no later than the third week of March.According to the ministers, who met in San José on Monday and Tuesday, roya has already affected more than 50 percent of the coffee sector in the region.Data from the Cooperative Program for the Technological Development and Modernization of Coffee estimate regional losses at 20 percent for the 2012-20013 harvest, at a cost of some $500 million.The International Regional Organization for Agricultural Health also has noted roya outbreaks in Mexico and Colombia.Costa Rican Agriculture and Livestock Minister Gloria Abraham, who currently chairs the American Agricultural Council, reported that the fungus affected 64 percent of the country’s coffee plantations.The total affected area is 60,441 hectares, and of that, 26.3 percent has serious damage, 48 percent faces moderate problems and 25.6 percent has only mild problems, the minister said.In total, Costa Rica has 94,000 hectares of coffee plantations. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

Facing closures of makeshift garbage dumps Costa Rican municipalities scramble to manage

first_imgIn a press conference Monday afternoon, National Liberation Party lawmaker Juan Rafael Marín threatened to trash the front lawn of the Casa Presidencial – literally. Marín, along with five other lawmakers, called the press conference to draw attention to the closure of 22 municipal solid waste dump sites across the country. They say the closures have left municipal governments with few options to manage their citizens’ solid waste.“If things don’t change soon, I think we should just take all of the trash and bring it to Casa Presidencial,” Marín said. “Show President [Luis Guillermo] Solís what we are dealing with.”Costa Rica’s Environmental Tribunal ordered municipalities to stop using the sites after concluding the mostly open-air garbage pits failed to comply with the country’s environmental standards for solid waste disposal. The majority of closures are taking place in the provinces of Alajuela and Guanacaste. Affected municipalities now must choose between the expensive option of transporting trash to private facilities, where they pay by the load, or leaving it uncollected in the streets.“It’s a vicious cycle, we know that,” José Lino Chaves, president of the Environmental Tribunal, told The Tico Times. “This is what needs to be done according to the law. But at the same time a lot of this garbage is going to end up in the streets. There needs to be a solution worked out between the municipalities and the national government to manage this problem.” This open-air garbage dump in Nicoya was ordered to close due to improper solid waste management. (Courtesy of the Environmental Tribunal)According to Chaves, most of the sites already have been closed, but others are slated for “technical closures” coordinated with the Health Ministry. In these cases, the ministry works with municipalities to clean up the area to use the land for other purposes in the future. None are eligible to reopen for solid waste disposal.Costa Rica’s solid waste management problem is not new, but it isn’t improving either. According to the University of Costa Rica, 25 percent of the country’s trash was dumped into rivers in 2011, and a 2013 study from the Costa Rican Tourism Board found that only half of the municipalities in the eastern province of Limón had solid waste management plans on the books.“It’s not a secret that solid waste is a problem for all of the country’s 82 municipalities,” said Johnny Leiva, a lawmaker for the Social Christian Unity Party and chair of the Legislative Assembly’s Guanacaste Commission. “But the government is leaving us without any options.”Leiva and the rest of the Guanacaste Commission arrived at the press conference armed with a list of demands for the Solís administration. They asked the president, who took office in May, to delay the closures of all 22 sites, to declare a national sanitary emergency and to grant leniency to municipalities in Guanacaste struggling with solid waste problems. Commission members also asked Solís to lift a moratorium on burning trash for energy, which his government signed in June.The moratorium – adopted by decree – was signed by Vice President Helio Fallas, Health Minister María Elena López and Environment Minister Edgar Gutiérrez as a reaction to the growing interest in waste-to-energy incinerators in the energy sector.“We still don’t have confidence in the technology used to burn solid waste,” López wrote in the decree. “With the consequences it could have on the environment, it is best to be sure about this first.”Guanacaste lawmakers disagree, arguing that waste-to-energy incinerators are the country’s best option for its solid waste problem, and new technologies for high-temperature incinerators help reduce the risks – an argument the Union of  Concerned Scientists and many environmentalists say is garbage. Related posts:Climate change threatens human’s and wildlife’s access to water, says new report From the land of the rising sun Honduras, Myanmar, Haiti top disaster risk list, says climate group Water concessions: A priority for use in Costa Rica Facebook Commentslast_img read more

New Zealand kiwifruit marketer Zespri has had an a

first_img New Zealand kiwifruit marketer Zespri has had an action-packed few months, with consumer trials of a red variety, ongoing work to develop a compostable fruit label, and the first phase of construction of a new corporate headquarters.David Courtney, the organization’s chief grower and alliances officer, told “It’s certainly been a busy year for us to date.””Aside from the fact we’re expecting to supply more SunGold than green for the first time this season, we’ve also had great feedback about the limited release of a new red variety which we’ve had in trials in New Zealand and Singapore,” he said.”There’s a lot of excitement about the potential for a red kiwifruit and based on the consumer trials and the performance of the fruit through the supply chain, we’ll be making a decision on whether or not we commercialize the new red, as well as a new green, later this year.”On the red variety, he said consumers liked the taste and look of the flesh – which is a big part of the decision on whether or not to commercialize, alongside agronomic performance and how the fruit stands up through the supply chain.”We’re still assessing the data that we’ve got from our trials in Singapore and New Zealand, and will be making a decision on our next steps before the end of the year,” he said.The company is also working with U.K.-based Sinclair on developing an improved compostable fruit label. Courtney said Zespri is one of the first in the world to adopt the recently launched compostable Sinclair EcoLabel and will roll it out across all organic Zespri kiwifruit from next season.”The entire label is OK Compost- and Seedling-certified, including the face stock, adhesive and inks, and it represents another step forward in terms of Zespri’s commitment to helping further reduce our environmental impact,” he said.In addition, the organization has also completed the first phase of the construction of a new head office in Mount Maunganui, just to the south of Auckland.The new building provides a “fantastic and modern working environment” that connects the headquarters with the major growing region of the Bay of Plenty and also with global markets which are represented in the names of the new meeting rooms, Courtney said.”There’s a number of sustainable design elements that have been incorporated including solar roof panels, energy-efficient and sensor lighting, and water-efficient plumbing fittings,” he said. You might also be interested in NZKGI hails success of labor shortage declaration … The new office will be a hub for the broader kiwifruit industry as industry organizations New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers (NZKGI) and Kiwifruit Vine Health (KVH) also have ground floor offices in the new building.”We’re also increasing our focus on being a more sustainable industry, and the industry is in the middle of a discussion about what areas we can improve on because we know customers and consumers want us to do even better.”Zespri SunGold to overtake green for the first timeMeanwhile, Zespri’s kiwifruit exports have been in full swing over recent months. This season had an earlier start to the harvest than last year, and Courtney says the feedback from consumers has been “really positive”.”There’s a lot of excitement about the taste of this year’s crop. That’s due to some of the long dry spells we saw in the growing season which can keep the fruit a bit smaller but increase its dry matter content and as a result this is one of our best-ever tasting crops,” he said.Zespri is also expecting to supply more gold than green kiwifruit this season for the first time ever. SunGold exports are expected to hit around 75 million trays, and green kiwifruit around 70 million.”In 2018/19, our total sales were 167.2 million trays –  this included 76.5 million trays of New Zealand-grown Green, up 19% on the 64.4 million in 2017/18, and 65.4 million trays of New Zealand-grown gold kiwifruit, up 26% from the 52.1 million trays sold in 2017/18,” he said.Sales in the two leading markets – Japan and China – were last season up 20% to 28 million trays and 14% to 27 million trays, respectively.Courtney said there’s “still really exciting growth in both those regions” and the organization is continuing to invest in building the Zespri brand across our markets. Other strong growth markets are Spain – which is now one of three 20-million-tray markets – and North America, where sales increased by more than 50% last year, driven by growing demand for SunGold and organics.”We know there’s significant capacity to grow given kiwifruit still makes up such a small portion of the global fruit bowl – around 1.5 percent of the world’s internationally traded fruit,” he said.”Our focus is going to be on continuing to get closer to our consumers so that we can meet their needs.” NZ horticultural export value grows to NZ$5.5B … center_img July 25 , 2019 Chile announces first-ever kiwifruit campaign in N … Police uncover huge Italian ‘kiwigate’ scandal …last_img read more

Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) dives for yardage as Washington Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland (26) defends during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Thus, the Cardinals are in full must-win.It’s easy to look back on the season and state where you might have declared them dead. Some people look at “must-win” as more subjective. If you said the Minnesota or Atlanta game was a must-win because it’s your prediction they wouldn’t recover, you’re looking spot on with that opinion. The New York Times, however, takes out a lot of conjecture.Looking at the New York Times playoff percentage simulator, if Arizona ends the year on a five-game winning streak, there’s an 89-percent chance the Cards are in the playoffs. Granted, the simulator is just that. It simulates finishing over 5,000 seasons and gives you the probable chance for Arizona. Run the simulator for yourself and it might come out different by a few percentage points.It does prove, though, that none of the other losses were truly “must-wins” because a 4-0 run would, probably, lead to a game in Detroit in the first round of the playoffs. The big takeaway is as much as the Cardinals’ 2016 season has deserved the death penalty, the rest of the NFC has refused to tie the noose. An 89-percent chance to make the playoffs is strong enough to say they’re in if they win. Of course, the question becomes, are they strong enough to win? Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   The Cardinals are in a similar situation as those Steelers, so it’s fair to say, “It’s happened!” At the end of the season, that statement will probably change to a question that will define the 2016 Arizona Cardinals: “What happened?” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The answer is no.As I ran through the simulations, 4-0 basically puts Arizona into the second week of January, but going 3-1 isn’t enough, especially if “the one” is against Seattle. Losing in Seattle drops the Cards’ chances to 10 percent. If the Cards are going to lose, January 1st in L.A. is the one to pick because a 20 percent chance is the highest probability if any of the remaining four games are not victories.The rest of the schedule isn’t daunting. The Dolphins aren’t a great team, but every team is good when they come off of an embarrassing loss like Miami suffered in Baltimore. The Saints and Los Angeles aren’t scary, but neither was New England without Brady and Gronk…or Buffalo…or the 4-8 Rams and Panthers…or the .500 Vikings.One of the greatest hot streaks ever was the 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers. After starting 7-2, a three game losing streak seemed to eliminate Pittsburgh from playoff contention. They won four in a row to pass the Chiefs for the final playoff spot, then took the hardest road in NFL history to a Super Bowl beating the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 seeds (not in that order) to reach the Super Bowl. The wide receivers coach on that team was Bruce Arians. Before  Super Bowl XXVIII, Buffalo Bills coach Marv Levy was asked if the game was a must-win considering he’d lost other Super Bowls and the team was getting older. Therefore, it was thought, they may not get another opportunity.His response: “This is not a must-win; World War II was a must-win.”If you allow football to be placed in its proper context within the confines of world history, the Arizona Cardinals are either one-game into a nine-game winning streak that will bring a championship or one loss away from their season ending. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more


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