Report says Cardinals targeting Byron Murphy in the second round

first_imgThere was only one cornerback selected over Murphy in the first round — Georgia’s DeAndre Baker.It had been rumored that Arizona State wide receiver N’Keal Harry believed he wouldn’t be on the board past the Cardinals selection, but he was taken No. 32 overall by the Patriots on Thursday, throwing a wrench into Arizona’s potential plan. Other potential picks for the Cardinals at No. 33 include offensive linemen Jawaan Taylor and Cody Ford and cornerback Greedy Williams. The NFL Draft resumes with rounds 2 and 3 on Friday, and it appears the Cardinals may already have a player in mind to select at No. 33 overall.Washington cornerback Byron Murphy may not have to wait very long to hear his name called during the secound round, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Washington CB Byron Murphy is the heavy favorite to go at the opening pick of the second round if Arizona holds on to the pick tonight.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 26, 2019Murphy, who was initially projected as a first-round pick by many, including SN’s Vinnie Iyer, had seven interceptions in two seasons with the Huskies. He is a native of Scottsdale, Ariz., and if he does go to the Cardinals, it would be the second straight year they drafted an Arizona resident in the second round (Christian Kirk).MORE: Rounds 2 and 3 mock draftlast_img read more

‘That summed up Chelsea’ – Terry

first_imgJohn Terry described Chelsea’s Champions League triumph against Napoli as one of the club’s great European nights.The Blues overturned a 3-1 deficit from the first leg, with Branislav Ivanovic’s extra-time goal sending them into the quarter-finals.Skipper Terry told ITV: “That could top them all. The lads put in a great display – really solid and resilient.“That’s what we’re all about – that desire, that togetherness, summed up Chelsea.”And looking ahead to the next round, midfielder Frank Lampard declared: “If we play with that ability and desire, we’ll take on anyone.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

The Stoke v Fulham quiz

first_imgFulham travel to Stoke on Saturday. Test your knowledge of the recent history between the two clubs by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-22]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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

How will NFL officials sell new pass-interference rule to 49ers?

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Film review at 49ers training camp could spark tension tonight, especially among defensive backs and wide receivers.NFL officials are in town for their annual visit to inform players and staff — and media — about new rules for the coming season. No change has drawn more attention and ensuing concern than coaches’ ability to dial up a replay challenge for a pass-interference penalty, whether it’s called or not, against the offense or defense.Cornerback Richard Sherman arrived at …last_img read more

Get Your Head In The Cloud At VentureBeat’s CloudBeat 2013 Conference

first_imgHow Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Tags:#CloudBeat#events#VentureBeat Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts This post is brought to you by VentureBeat, a ReadWrite partner.With a bright idea and a credit card, hundreds of startups and small businesses have launched and scaled in the last few years thanks to affordable cloud solutions like Amazon, Box, and Salesforce. The cloud continues to deliver these advantages today, but it now has credible story to tell prospective customers in the enterprise.CloudBeat 2013—VentureBeat’s premiere event on enterprise cloud adoption, September 9-10 in San Francisco—will track the growing maturity of the cloud with two days of high-level discussions, customer case studies, breakout sessions, and exclusive announcements.This year’s program features new cases from PayPal, NASA, Netflix, Stanford University, Pivotal, Linkedin, General Electric, and IBM, to name a few.ReadWrite readers can register with code “Read” and save 25%!Why CloudBeat?Other cloud events focus on legacy technologies and incremental change and tend to let the cloud “vendors” do the talking.CloudBeat, by contrast, puts the customers front and center. Their discussions with vendors and other experts unearth rare lessons on adoption, providing insights and actionable data on new cloud technologies, what’s working, who’s buying what, and where the industry is going.Featured SpeakersPaul Maritz, CEO, Pivotal (read the announcement)George Hu, COO, Salesforce (read the announcement)Saran Mandair, Senior Director, Infrastructure Engineering, PayPalAriel Tseitli, Director of Cloud Solutions, NetflixIlya Fushman, Head of Product, Business and Mobile, DropboxJason Crusan, Chief Technologist for Space Operations, NASAKatie Talamantez, Director of Finance, Stanford UniversityRod Smith VP, Emerging Technology, IBMAndres Bang, Head of Sales and Operations Systems, LinkedInSam Schillace, VP of Engineering, BoxLaura Merling, VP Ecosystems and Solutions, AT&TFabio Rosati, CEO, ElanceDan Siroker, Cofounder and CEO, OptimizelyJohn Dillon, CEO, Engine YardBryan Cantrill, SVP Engineering, JoyentJim Franklin, CEO, SendGridDavid Lenoe, Product Security Director, AdobeKonstantin Gredeskoul, CTO, WaneloJames Tamplin, Founder and CEO, FirebaseInnovation ShowdownDay Two of CloudBeat will feature a lively startup competition where 10 cloud companies will pitch their products/services live in front of an expert panel of judges and the full audience. There were over 200 applications this year, and the 10 finalists will be announced soon!NetworkingCloudBeat 2013 will help you find those new investors, new hires, and new business opportunities through a series of organized initiatives including roundtable lunch discussions, quick-connect sessions, business card bingo, receptions, and a slick new networking app.Join 500 executives—with a mix of business and IT decision makers, analysts, investors, brands, marketers, and press—and learn how to benefit as the ‘cloud grows up.’ReadWrite readers can register with code “Read” and save 25%!Photo by Michael O’Donnell for VentureBeatcenter_img Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … readwrite Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo…last_img read more

The Immunity To Change and the Process of Sales, with Bob Kegan – Episode #75

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now Tweets you can use to share this episodeThe developmental journey of people and the craft of sales, on this episodeClick To TweetCan an organization have a change immunity?Click To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address below Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:04 — 49.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSAnthony was incredibly honored to have Bob Kegan as his guest on this episode of In The Arena. Bob is a psychologist who teaches, researches, writes, and consults about adult development, adult learning, and professional development. The focus of his work is to explore the possibility and necessity of ongoing psychological growth throughout adulthood and to connect the dots between that growth and professional and career development. This is an important conversation with a handful of foundational concepts that every sales professional needs to understand, so be sure you take the time to listen. The Immunity To Change and the Process of Sales, with Bob Kegan – Episode #75Click To TweetThe developmental journey of people and the craft of sales.When you stop to think about the human experience you begin to realize that not everyone is at the same place of maturity or thinking at the same time. Depending on both age and experiences, we all grow in our capacity to reason, think, and assess what’s going on around us at different paces. That means that you can’t apply a one-size-fits-all approach to any discipline or type of interaction. Each person is more effectively addressed when their stage of development is clear in the mind of those interacting with them. This episode dives into those developmental stages and highlights how an understanding of them can be used to further the conversations surrounding sales decisions.Why is change so difficult for some people?Change – whether it has to do with habits or living conditions – is difficult for many people to process and deal with. Some people are so averse to change that they are unwilling to flex in any way when something outside their version of “normal” happens. Bob Kegan calls this “Immunity to Change” and says that it’s developed in a number of ways. But similarly, it can be overcome in a number of ways – and if sales professionals are to make headway in convincing prospects that proposed change is not only necessary but good, they need to understand how to overcome change immunity. Bob Kegan sheds light on the phenomenon on this episode.Why is change so difficult for some people? Find out on this episode of In The ArenaClick To TweetCan an organization have a change immunity?While it’s clear that individuals often are resistant to change of various kinds, it’s also possible that an entire organizational culture can have the same kind of immunity to change. It’s fashioned through the type of leadership, values, and interactions that are demonstrated within the organization over time and it’s not easy to overcome. On this episode, Bob Kegan discusses the possibility of organizational change immunity and what sales professionals can do to move the needle toward health and needed change, on this episode.Do you need to change your sales approach?Many of the salespeople who listen to this episode of the podcast will get bogged down in the minutia of the conversation. It is about developmental psychology, after all. What does it have to do with sales? It has a direct correlation to the effectiveness of a salesperson in understanding prospects and clients and thereby addressing them according to their place in the human developmental process. Are you willing to learn some fairly deep stuff for the sake of upping your sales game? Will YOU change to ensure that you’re not spinning your wheels by trying the same things that don’t work, over and over?Do you need to change your sales approach? Find out on this episode of In The ArenaClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Anthony’s introduction to Bob Kegan, today’s guest. What is a developmental psychologist and what do they study? What science shows about the continued development of the brain into adulthood. How Bob has discovered the deeper realms from which the human mind perceives reality. The general stages through which a human being’s grow over time. Using developmental psychology to address prospects where they are. Discerning stages of growth from an actual pathology. Why people seem to have an immunity to change and what can be done to help them. Do organizations have the same kind of change to immunity? The things Bob has studied that have had the most influence on him. How these things can help you understand your prospects and clients.Our Sponsors:Heroic Public Speaking – Michael Port’s incredible public speaking programThe Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever NeedResources & Links mentioned in this – Bob’s – Anthony’s book site.1422117367 0674445880 The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: Plus: read more

House Suspends Debate on Revenue Administration Act

first_imgDebate on the Revenue Administration (Amendment) Act has been suspended until June 18, to allow for further deliberations on the proposals contained in the Act.The move came after the Opposition raised concern about some of the provisions in the legislation, which seeks to, among other things, bring about significant improvements to the ability of the tax authorities to access tax-related information held by various parties.Finance and Planning Minister, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, who opened the debate in the House of Representatives yesterday (June 12),  said the legislation will give the Commissioner General of Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) the power to demand useful and useable information in a form appropriate to the individual sectors.He said it will facilitate more efficient and effective exercise of the powers of investigation, audit, assessment collection, and enforcement by TAJ, and improve the quality and usefulness of information supplied to TAJ by various parties on a periodic basis.“Revenue authorities are currently restricted in their efforts to promote compliance in all sectors of the economy because of their inability to collect and use information that is needed and to identify, register, audit and access certain taxpayers. Lack of information is acknowledged to be one of the main obstacles to tax collections with some known sources of information being sealed off by the present laws,”Dr. Phillips stated. He argued that there is a high rate of delinquency associated with the undetectable income-generating activities of unregistered persons.“As the law now stands there are too many opportunities for those who seek to evade taxes and find grounds of resistance to the tax authorities in the form of the secrecy provisions that exists in the current legislation and the overly circumscribed narrow powers of the Commissioner General,” Dr. Phillips stated.The Act also intends to facilitate a more effective exchange of information with Jamaica’s treaty partners under the various double taxation agreements.It will also ensure that the information provided will enable Jamaica to meet the international standards of transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes.In his remarks, Opposition Spokesperson on Finance, Audley Shaw, argued that more time is needed to get feedback on the provisions on the Bill as the consequences are far reaching.He noted that the proposed amendments seek to give tax authorities more power than they already have. Mr. Shaw recommended that a Committee of Parliament be formed to hold discussions on the legislation.By Latonya Linton, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

Vancouver Park Board says rare Snow Tower tree blooming in city park

first_imgVANCOUVER — A tree described as one of the true giants of the herbaceous plant world is bringing some tropical warmth to British Columbia.The Vancouver Park Board says a plant native to the Canary Islands and rarely grown in Canada is now flowering at the Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park.The tree echium, also known as snow tower, produces white flowers on a spike up to 4.5-metres high, but horticulturalists say the blooms will only last about two months.A news release from the park board says staff acquired some seeds from the endangered plant about two year and nurtured the plant from the seedlings.The park board says common names for the stunning plant range from tower of jewels, to pine echium and even giant viper’s bugloss.Whatever the name, park board chairman Stuart Mackinnon expects the exotic, beautiful and very tall plants will excite plant lovers.“Flower buds will continue to unfurl and expand over the bloom phase, making the flower stalk wider and more impressive over time,” Mackinnon says in the release. The snow tower is expected to continue flowering into June before completing its life cycle and then dying.The park board has also acquired seeds of several other varieties of echium that aren’t as tall as the snow tower but are considered just as lovely.Tree echiums with blue flowers are already growing in another part of Queen Elizabeth Park, in Morton Park near the Laughing Men statues in downtown Vancouver and at the entrance to VanDusen Botanical Garden on Vancouver’s west side. The Canadian Presslast_img read more