The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo LISTEN: Mark Schlereth, ESPN NFL analyst Count ESPN NFL analysts and former players Ron Jaworski and Mark Schlereth among the people who think former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner is a lock for the Hall of Fame.Appearing on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM’s Bickley and Marotta, Schlereth made clear where he stood on Warner, who is trying for a third time to make it to Canton.“For me it’s a no-brainer, but I’m not that bright I guess,” Schlereth said. “Obviously he was a phenomenal player, but look at what he did come playoff time. You look at the biggest passing Super Bowl and playoff days, his name is all over.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Warner’s playoff record supports his candidacy. He ranks seventh all-time in playoff passing yards. He’s the only player to have five-plus TD passes in multiple playoff games. He also has the third-highest completion percentage in a single postseason outing.“I see that dude, he’s a hall-of-famer,” Schlereth said. “The eye test tells me he’s a hall-of-famer. I don’t know how long he’s been eligible but he should’ve been in from the start.”Jaworski, a former quarterback for the Rams and Eagles, had a similarly simple answer when discussing Warner on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM’s Burns & Gambo.“Kurt Warner is a hall-of-famer case closed,” Jaworski said. “I could form my own opinion but that’s how I feel. I love Kurt Warner and he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.”Schlereth also said that he disagrees with voters thinking of a players’ political or moral behavior. saying “if they were [one of the best of their time] they deserve to go in the hall of fame.”Warner, who played with the Cardinals from 2005 to 2009, has continued to work in Arizona since retiring from pro football. He’s coached at Desert Mountain High School and has been linked to a potential consulting role at Arizona State. Warner is one of 15 finalists for the Hall of Fame this year. The vote and the 2017 inductees will be announced on Feb. 4. the day before Super Bowl LI. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments Share Top Stories Your browser does not support the audio element. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner (13) prepares to throw the ball during an NFL football divisional playoff game in New Orleans against the New Orleans Saints, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Mike Darcey is to leave BSkyB to take Tom Mockridge’s role as CEO of News International as part of the restructuring of News Corp into two companies looking after publishing and media and entertainment respectively.News Corp has also confirmed that Robert Thomson, the managing editor of the Wall Street Journal, will become the CEO of the new publishing entity, to be called News Corp, while Rupert Murdoch will serve as chairman and CEO of Fox Group, the umbrella group for film and TV activities, and chairman of News Corp. Chase Carey will serve as president and chief operating officer of Fox Group, while James Murdoch will continue as deputy chief operating officer.Darcey has been chief operating officer at BSkyB since 2006. “I’m delighted that Mike Darcey has agreed to take the reins as News International’s new CEO,” said Rupert Murdoch. “Mike is a world-class executive with unprecedented strategic and commercial experience and I look forward to benefiting from his many talents. His broadcasting background will provide important leadership in the development of our already impressive suite of digital products at News International.”News Corp expects to complete the split by the middle of next year, pending approval of the board and shareholders, as well as regulatory approvals, favourable rulings from certain tax jurisdictions on the tax-free nature of the transaction to the company and its stockholders, and certain other conditions. News Corp expects to make preliminary filings with the SEC on the separation shortly.Bedi Ajay Singh, the former finance chief at MGM Studios, will become chief financial officer of News Corp. Paul Cheesbrough, News Corp’s chief technology officer and a former digital media chief at the BBC, will continue in his role for the publishing company.“This is an incredibly exciting time, for me personally, and for our companies’ ambitious futures,” said Murdoch. “The challenges we face in the publishing and media industries are great, but the opportunities are greater.”
Telia-owned Latvian telco Lattelecom has launched a new OTT multiscreen entertainment platform, Shortcut.lv, which it says will offer a mix of series, movies and TV channel content as well live coverage of events.Shortcut users will be able to watch about 50 TV channels live along with Shortcut Films and Premiere, offering on-demand content. International content will be available in the original language with Latvian and Russian subtitles while kids content will be available with a Latvian voiceover.Content on the platform will also include pop-up TV channels covering events such as the Positivus music festival via the 360TV Positivus Shortcut service from July 15-17, and the Latvian World Rallycross Champioinship in Rīga and Biķernieki in October. Lattelecom coproate development director Kerli Gabriloviča said that Shortcut would be available on iOS and Android mobile phones and tablets, PCs and Apple TV devices. Availability via Smart TV apps, Android TV, Chromecast and game consoles will follow.Shortcut.lv will offer a number of option. Shortcut TV and Shortcut Films are available for €6 a month, while the pair together are available for €10. Shortcut Premiere offers on-demand movies for €3.60, while 360 Play, offering content from Lattelecom’s existing 360TV pop-up channels and the best of YouTube, is free.Lattelecom said it planned to offer an international version of the service if it can secure the necessary rights.
THE Alley Theatre in Strabane is delighted to be hosting the 20th Anniversary of C.R.A.I.C. with the ‘Johnny Crampsie Song and Dance Music Festival’, with concerts and workshops taking place throughout this weekend.In 1995 under the name CRAIC (Cultural Revival Among Integrated Communities), a group of people got together with the aim of reviving the old cultural traditions.After holding successful trad music weekend in 1997, CRAIC set up an annual event dedicated to the respected local musician, Johnny Crampsie who was a versatile fiddle and saxophone musician that played trad and a wide range or other types of music.The opening concert of the festival will take place in the Alley Theatre on this Friday night with CRAIC in Concert with Special Guests Tom Byrne and Friends, with an evening of traditional Irish and Folk music, hosted by the well-established local group. 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF CRAIC AT JOHNNY CRAMPSEY SONG AND DANCE MUSIC FESTIVALstrabaneTHE ALLEY THEATRE ShareTweet Over the festival weekend, the ever popular trad CRAIC Late Night Sessions can be enjoyed by all in the Stables of Sion Mills, while finishing off with the Closing Session with CRAIC on the Sunday evening.Craic is also celebrating their 20 year anniversary with an exhibition in the gallery space in the Alley Theatre with audio, video, photographic and artefact displays from the many events through the years.This will be an opportunity for the hundreds of people who have taken part or just enjoyed their experiences with craic to relive those memories.This promises to be another exciting and memorable weekend for all those culture vultures out there so come along and enjoy.For more information on the festival visit – http://www.craiconline.netTickets for all events are now available at the box office and online. The full Autumn/Winter programme is now available for download at http://www.alley-theatre.com/brochure/ and further updates will be available viafb.com/thealleytheatre and @TheAlleyTheatre on Twitter.20TH ANNIVERSARY OF CRAIC AT JOHNNY CRAMPSEY SONG AND DANCE MUSIC FESTIVAL was last modified: October 8th, 2015 by John2John2 Tags: The Johnny Crampsie Music Workshops will take place on Saturday with tutors from the fabulous group Beoga, followed by an opportunity for participants to perform on stage as part of the Beoga Concert, taking place later that evening.Beoga (Gaelic for ‘lively’) have become one of the most exciting, popular and influential groups in modern traditional Irish music.Their unique sound features the twin dueling accordions of Damian McKee and multi-instrumentalist Seán Óg Graham, pianist Liam Bradley, four times All-Ireland bodhrán champion Eamon Murray and Niamh Dunne, on vocals and fiddle.Shortlisted for a Grammy nomination in 2010, Beoga are described by the Wall Street Journal as ‘the best traditional band to emerge from Ireland this century’.
COUNTRY crooner Daniel O’Donnell is to play at Millennium Forum next year.The former Strictly Come Dancing contestant will perform on Saturday, April, 15 2017,Tickets go on sale at the box office from this Saturday, September 24. I WANT TO DANCE WITH YOU….DANIEL O’DONNELL TO PERFORM AT MILLENNIUM FORUM And the tickets are expected to get snapped up quickly as soon as they released.It is so far the only date Daniel has confirmed he is playing in the North as part of his Ireland and UK tour.I WANT TO DANCE WITH YOU….DANIEL O’DONNELL TO PERFORM AT MILLENNIUM FORUM was last modified: September 22nd, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet