StayWell Hospitality Group StayWell forays into Jodhpur with Leisure Inn Shrey, JodhpurStayWell forays into Jodhpur with Leisure Inn Shrey, JodhpurAustralia’s largest privately owned hotel management company StayWell Hospitality Group, has announced its foray into Jodhpur with the signing of the Leisure Inn Shrey, Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The group’s first foray in India was in Jaipur and with emphasis on location, value for money and personalised services the group is now extending its footprints in the Rajasthan market, an ideal focal point for both the inbound and outbound travellers.Featuring 51 rooms, Leisure Inn Shrey will offer extensive facilities for guests with well-appointed rooms and international service standards as well as an all-day dining restaurant and lounge.StayWell Hospitality Group for the first time has entered into a venture with Hukam Constructions & Hotels Pvt. Ltd. who is entering into the Hospitality sector for the first time.Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Simon Wan, CEO & Group Managing Director of StayWell said, “We are delighted to announce the launch of our third Leisure Inn property in India. We are proud to be entering the Rajasthan market which is one of the emerging key markets in India within the hospitality industry.Mr. Rohit Vig, Managing Director for StayWell Hospitality in India said, “Leisure Inn Shrey, Jodhpur is our eleventh signing property in India and we are all excited to see the brand growing. We are glad to partner with Hukam Constructions & Hotels Pvt. Ltd. and look forward to a healthy association.We have signed 11 Hotels under the StayWell brands of Park Regis and Leisure Inn in India which shall soon be launched in Hyderabad, Goa, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Sohna Road, Greater Noida, he further added”.According to Shranik Jain, Owner Hukam Constructions & Hotels Pvt, “It’s an immense pleasure to be associated with the StayWell Hospitality Group. I am certain that with their experience and global expertise the group will offer the best service and hospitality to the guests.”Leisure Inn Shrey is expected to open in October 2016. StayWell Hospitality Groupbook your accommodation hereSource = StayWell Hospitality Group – Leisure Inn Shrey, Jodhpur
Travel Counsellors announce June ConferenceTravel Counsellors announce June ConferenceTravel Counsellors have chosen Adelaide for their annual conference to be held 14-16 June 2019.The 2-day event, set to take place at the Pullman Adelaide, will attract delegates from around Australia and the company’s international team. Travel Counsellor business owners, their partners, business leaders, the support team and supplier partners colleagues will come together to reconnect and celebrate.Themed TCX, this conference is dedicated to the Travel Counsellors Experience. Over 2 days, the CEO, Managing Director, senior leaders and guest speakers will deliver presentations to inform, motivate and inspire the audience in building their businesses and careers as part of the company. The weekend will also provide delegates the opportunity to learn from valuable workshops, network with our valued supplier partners at the Pow Wow and of course, enjoy the wonderful evening events including the Gala Awards dinner.Speaking of the conference, Regional Managing Director Kaylene Shuttlewood said, “Travel Counsellors Australia has had a fantastic year, and I am really looking forward to celebrating that with our Travel Counsellor’s. TCX is all about the Travel Counsellor and we are committed to delivering a truly outstanding event. Our enthusiastic conference team are working hard on an exciting program of events, speakers and entertainment.”About Travel Counsellors Travel Counsellors Australia was established in 2007 and currently has nearly 150 Travel Counsellors. Our head office in Australia is located in Melbourne. Travel Counsellors Australia is accredited with ATAS. Travel Counsellors is the world’s largest home-based travel company. Founded in 1994 it currently has over 1,800 travel consultants who work from home with the support of over 400 staff at the company’s UK global headquarters and across 7 global offices. The company operates in Australia, UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, South Africa, UAE and Belgium. Source = Travel Counsellors
Source = Taiwan Tourism Taiwan Tourism opens Australian Visitor Information CentreTaiwan Tourism opens Australian Visitor Information Centre to support booming interestTourism Taiwan have opened a new tourism information centre in the heart of Sydney. The centre has been established in partnership with APAC agency, Switch Digital.Up until recently Taiwan has been largely undiscovered by Australians. The office has been created to better service the growing demand of Australian travellers and support Australian travel professionals, providing information on industry presence and guides on travelling to Taiwan.Taiwan has received over 10 million tourists over the last 4 years. Australian tourists accounted for over 100,000 tourists in 2018, with a 60% increase in Australian travellers arriving year-on-year in April 2019 alone.Taiwan is one of Asia’s most exciting food, recreation, diving and cultural travel destinations. Taiwan is also a regional leader in health, sustainable and active outdoor travel with an Oriental flair and uniquely Taiwanese character.A visit to Taiwan is a special experience because of the openness and hospitality of the Taiwanese people. Interest has peaked with Taiwan becoming the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage.Taiwan will also feature prominently in travel and dive expos across Australia and is offering tailored training sessions to major travel groups over the next 12 months.In Sydney yesterday to open the centre, Director, Taiwan Tourism Bureau of New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, India, Middle East, Dr Trust H.J. Lin, said: “We are very happy to open our new Information Centre in Australia. Our new Australian presence will showcase Taiwan’s many exciting, beautiful and cultural experiences available to Australian holiday makers. When travellers consider their next regional holiday, we want to assure them that they are very welcome in Taiwan.”The Taiwan Tourism Visitor Information Centre is located at Suite 206, 13-15 Wentworth Avenue, Sydney NSW 2000.The office can be contacted on +61 (0)2 9931 2650.
Monaco first state in Europe fully covered by 5GMonaco first state in Europe fully covered by 5GThanks to Monaco Telecom, the Principality of Monaco is now completely connected to 5G, making it the first in the world to achieve total coverage with the high-speed technology.The 5G roll-out is the first pillar of the Extended Monaco programme led by the Prince’s Government, which seeks to bring Monaco into the digital age.Frédéric Genta, Country Chief Digital Officer, highlighted the enormous change that 5G will bring about: “5G is not simply an improved version of 4G, it represents a paradigm shift. Whilst all of the previous generations focused on telecommunications and exchanges between individuals, 5G is shaping the integration of digital technology into every part of our society and our economy. Energy, health, media and transport will all be transformed thanks to 5G… The technology offers enormous opportunities for the Principality, its residents, its public policies and its economy, and these will benefit everyone.”This new technology is essential if we are to offer our clients better service and meet their growing expectations for high-speed mobile access” he said.“The future applications of 5G in the everyday lives of Monegasques look extremely promising. In parallel with the launch of 5G, Monaco Telecom is continuing to roll out its fibre network in order to deliver service quality that is acknowledged as the best in the world. This is our goal for the company and our mission as the national operator.”The power of 5G, implemented via a precise network in the territory, will be an essential platform for digital transition. This launch proves that, day after day, the Prince’s Government is shaping the face of the Monaco of the future,” he concluded.From a technical point of view, 5G will make it possible to increase speeds ten-fold and reduce connection times by 10. Simultaneous processing will also be improved ten-fold and will be able to support more connected objects via antennae. Thus, 5G will make it possible to support the exponential growth in mobile Internet use. The first smartphones capable of using this new technology will be available in 2019.“5G represents an enormous opportunity for us to attract further demand from both MICE and leisure segments” said Alison Roberts-Brown, Regional Director of Visit Monaco Australia and New Zealand.“This is yet another testament of Monaco’s dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking approach and commitment to offering its visitors nothing but the best quality services” she added.As part of the “Smart Principality” concept, developed by the #ExtendedMonaco programme, Monaco is also currently trialling its first autonomous electric shuttle bus on the Rock, providing a service for residents and tourists.Earlier this month, H.S.H. Prince Albert II officially launched MonaBike, a new electric bike sharing scheme in the Principality and the latest step in promoting soft mobility. The scheme aims to encourage cycling in the Principality, to improve coverage within the country, and to increase the capacity of the existing bike stations.Source = Monaco Government Tourist Bureau
Captain AlexCaptain Alex charts a course to Australia on SolsticeCelebrity Solstice® has said bon voyage to Captain Tasos and welcomed aboard Captain Alex ahead of her return to Australia in October.Captain Alex has been with Celebrity Cruises for over 18 years, most recently sailing on the newest ship in the fleet, Celebrity Flora® and navigating North America and the Caribbean on Celebrity Summit ®.Celebrity Solstice will be steered by Captain Alex around Alaska and Hawaii before heading to Australia and New Zealand for Summer down under.Captain Tasos has led the Celebrity Solstice crew for more than three and a half years, completing more than 70 cruises together and successfully making memories for 218,000 guests. He is moving on to command Celebrity Equinox® ahead of her next season in the CaribbeanSource = Celebrity Cruises
New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty, with jagged mountains, rolling pasture land, steep fiords, pristine trout-filled lakes, raging rivers, scenic beaches, and active volcanic zones.Source: World Travel Guides
Nagoro is a village in the Iya Valley on the island of Shikoku in Tokushima Prefecture in Japan. It is known for the large number of realistic scarecrows positioned throughout the village, which have made it a tourist attraction.Source: BBC
in Origination The “”Federal Housing Finance Agency’s””:http://www.fhfa.gov/ (FHFA) index of new mortgage contracts shows interest rates climbing 0.15 percent from May to June.[IMAGE][COLUMN_BREAK]According to FHFA’s Monthly Interest Rate Survey, the National Average Contract Mortgage Rate for the Purchase of Previously Occupied Homes by Combined Lenders was 3.55 percent for loans closed in late June. As loans are typically locked in 30-45 days before a loan is closed, June’s data reflect market rates from mid- to late May.The contract rate on the composite of all mortgage loans in June was 3.55 percent, up 15 basis points from 3.40 in May.Accounting for additional fees and charges, the effective interest rate in June was 3.67 percent, up 10 basis points over May.Finally, the average interest rate on a conventional, 30-year fixed-rate mortgage ($417,000 or less) was 3.76 percent in June, an increase of 18 basis points. The average loan amount for all loans in June was $282,400, up $1,800 from May. July 30, 2013 432 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Service Providers 2013-07-30 Tory Barringer FHFA Rate Index Edges Up in June Share
Company News International Document Services 2014-08-25 Tory Barringer August 25, 2014 461 Views Share Mortgage document preparation vendor International Document Services, Inc. (IDS), has launched a new comprehensive “Resources” website within its flagship document preparation system, idsDoc.The main feature of the site, a compliance-focused blog authored by IDS compliance officer Jonathan Johnson, was first made available to IDS clients through the platform earlier this month.Johnson explained that the website will serve as the company’s communication platform to inform customers of changes made to documents or to its system. However, that isn’t the site’s only purpose.”Each blog post also features a general message that reflects on current trends in the industry or other information of interest to the mortgage compliance community,” he added. “I believe that IDS Customers can really benefit from the added communication regarding our services along with the other tools—like the fully interactive State Disclosure Matrix—we’re making available on our site.””Lenders are being constantly inundated with changes to mortgage regulations, and it’s important for them to educate themselves in order to maintain compliance,” said Mark Mackey, EVP for Utah-based IDS. “By making the knowledge our compliance staff possesses available to clients in an easily digestible format, IDS is making good on its commitment to helping its clients generate zero-defect, fully compliant mortgage docs.” IDS Launches Compliance Resource for Clients in Headlines, News, Technology
in Headlines, News, Uncategorized Auction.com Movers & Shakers 2014-09-18 Tory Barringer Share Retired Juniper Networks CEO and former Microsoft executive Kevin Johnson has joined Auction.com’s board of directors, the company announced.”Kevin understands what it takes to be both an industry and a technology leader, something that is key to Auction.com as we harness the power of the Internet to change the way real estate is transacted,” said Jeff Frieden, CEO and co-founder of Auction.com.Johnson has led a long career of leading and growing companies, serving as Juniper’s CEO and a member of its board for more than five years until his retirement in January. During his tenure there, the company’s revenue grew from $2.8 billion in 2007 to $4.6 billion last year.Prior to his work at Juniper, Johnson served in a number of executive positions at Microsoft, including group VP of worldwide sales, marketing, and services. He also worked as president of the company’s platforms division.In 2008, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, a post he held through 2013.In addition to his new position on Auction.com’s board, Johnson has served as director on the board of Starbucks since 2009 and has held board positions with non-profits focusing on technology and women’s career advancement.”Kevin understands what it takes to be both an industry and a technology leader, something that is key to Auction.com as we harness the power of the Internet to change the way real estate is transacted,” said Jeff Frieden, CEO and co-founder of Auction.com.”Kevin is a tremendously insightful business executive and board member with a proven track record in building highly scalable organizations,” said Jake Seid, president of Auction.com. “We are eager to tap into Kevin’s experience and insights as we enter the next phase of growth as the nation’s leading online real estate marketplace.” September 18, 2014 619 Views Auction.com Names New Board Member
Share in Headlines, News, Technology LendingQB Customers Can Now Access ValuAmerica Title Services Clayton Holdings LLC LendingQB mortgage loan originations Radian Group Title Services ValuAmerica 2017-05-10 Krista Franks Brock May 10, 2017 554 Views In an effort to streamline the mortgage loan origination process, ValuAmerica announced Tuesday that LendingQB customers will now have access to ValuAmerica title services.The two companies began an integration earlier this year, making ValuAmerica’s appraisal services available to LendingQB customers. Now customers will also be able to access ValuAmerica’s title services through LendingQB’s lending solution.Tim Nguyen, President of LendingQB says this integration and others like it “validate[s] the importance of companies aligning their technologies in order to provide the best experience possible for lenders.”LendingQB provides web-based lending solutions to the mortgage and real estate industries. ValuAmerica provides title, closing, appraisal, and settlement services and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Clayton Holdings, LLC, which is a subsidiary of Radian Group, Inc.“The latest update to our integration with LendingQB allows loan officers to order valuations, title products and private mortgage insurance without having to leave their loan origination system (LOS), ultimately creating a more efficient loan origination process,” said Shawn Murphy EVP at ValuAmerica.“ValuAmerica and our sister company, Radian Guaranty, are dedicated to providing the best possible customer experience,” Murphy said.Nguyen echoed Murphy’s sentiment that the integration streamlines the mortgage process, saying, “ValuAmerica’s mortgage products provide access to a wealth of resources that streamlines processes for lenders.”“By now having a full suite of title and appraisal services within our LOS, lenders can save during the origination process,” Nguyen added.
Share Communities fair housing homes HUD 2018-08-13 Radhika Ojha August 13, 2018 704 Views On Monday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) invited public comments on amendments to its Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulations.The new rulemaking, according to HUD, is so that the agency can offer more helpful guidance to states and local communities to effectively promote fair housing choice through the use of their federal funds.According to the agency’s advance notice on the program, the regulation will provide HUD program participants with a specific planning approach to assist them in meeting their statutory obligation to affirmatively further the purposes and policies of the Fair Housing Act. As the agency begins the process of developing the proposed rule to amend the existing AFFH regulations, it has asked for public comments.HUD said that the comments will be used on changes that will minimize regulatory burden while more effectively aiding program participants to plan for fulfilling their obligation to affirmatively further the purposes and policies of the Fair Housing Act; create a process that is focused primarily on accomplishing positive results, rather than on performing analysis of community characteristics; provide for greater local control and innovation; seek to encourage actions that increase housing choice, including through greater housing supply; and more efficiently utilize HUD resources.”HUD believes very deeply in the purposes of the Fair Housing Act and that states, local governments, and public housing authorities further fair housing choice,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “HUD’s 2015 rule often dictated unworkable requirements and actually impeded the development and rehabilitation of affordable housing.”On July 16, 2015, HUD published its AFFH final rule. The stated purpose of that regulation was to provide HUD program participants with a revised planning approach to assist them in meeting their legal obligation to affirmatively further fair housing. “Since then, HUD found that in contrast to its stated goals, the AFFH rule proved ineffective, highly prescriptive, and effectively discouraged the production of affordable housing,” the agency said in a statement.”It’s ironic that the current AFFH rule, which was designed to expand affordable housing choices, is actually suffocating investment in some of our most distressed neighborhoods that need our investment the most,” Carson continued. “We do not have to abandon communities in need. Instead, we believe we can craft a new, fairer rule that creates choices for quality housing across all communities.” HUD Proposes Amendments to AFFH Regulations in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News
applications Interest rates MBA mortgage 2018-09-05 Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, Data, News Share Mortgage Apps Remain Steady Mortgage applications decreased by 0.1 percent this week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey.On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Market Composite Index, which is a measure of loan application volume, decreased by 0.1 percent and decreased 2 percent compared with the previous week on an unadjusted basis. Additionally, the Refinance Index decreased 1 percent week over week while the seasonally adjusted Purchase Index increased 1 percent from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, it declined 2 percent compared to the previous week. However, purchase loan applications were 2 percent higher compared to the same period last year.The volume of refinance loan applications went up by 2 percent week over week, from 38.9 percent of total applications from 38.7 percent. Meanwhile, The adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) share of activity also decreased to 6.1 percent of total applications, the data indicated.For government loan applications, while the FHA share of total applications stayed unchanged, remaining steady at 10.2 percent, the VA share of total applications decreased slightly to 10 percent from 10.5 percent the week prior. The USDA share of loans increased to 0.8 percent from 0.7 percent the week prior.Here’s how the average contract interest rates performed for various loans:For 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances rates increased to 4.80 percent from 4.78 percent. The effective rate decreased from last week.The rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with jumbo loan balances decreased to 4.67 percent from 4.68 percent as did its effective rate.For FHA-backed 30-year fixed-rate mortgages, the rates increased to 4.79 percent from 4.77 percent. The effective rate for these loans remained unchanged.The 15-year fixed-rate mortgages rate decreased to 4.24 percent from 4.31 percent. The effective rate for these loans also saw a dip during the week.The rate for 5/1 ARMs increased to 4.09 percent from 3.95 percent. The effective rate for 5/1 ARMs increased. September 5, 2018 525 Views
Chinese market apple shortage leads to highest pri … “The technique has also eliminated biennial bearing trees, allowing growers to take advantage of regular annual yield, and consistency of supply and quality.”Principles developed from apple were applied to kiwifruit in Hawke’s Bay and Te Puke. The team applied recurrent lateral pruning to ‘Zesy002’, commonly known as Gold3 and marketed as Zespri SunGold kiwifruit.This method aims to reduce the pruning intensity of vines to promote cropping on short shoots of low vigor called spurs. Results to date have shown that this new pruning approach maintains yield. Added benefits include reduced winter pruning due to less shoot growth, more consistent fruit dry matter content, and earlier fruit maturation.The apple study is part of the Future Orchard Planting Systems, funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and co-funded by New Zealand Apples & Pears Incorporated.The technology is now in the trial stages in commercial Envy apples in New Zealand, the U.S., the U.K. and France as a part of Plant & Food Research’s Growth Fund with co-investment from T&G Global Limited. The kiwifruit studies were funded by Plant & Food Research’s Kiwifruit Royalty Investment Programme and Zespri International Limited. Recurrent lateral pruning will soon be trialed within commercial Gold3 orchards in New Zealand. Novel plant architectures and new canopy management techniques used in New Zealand have nearly doubled the yield of Envy apples and improved the quality of Zespri SunGold kiwifruit.A Plant & Food Research team in Hawke’s Bay has optimised canopy management and tree architecture of the ‘Scilate’ cultivar, marketed as Envy, to enhance the efficiency of plant function and drastically increase the harvest index (the amount of fruit dry weight produced relative to the total dry weight of a tree).They applied artificial spur extinction, a chemical-free crop load management technique, on trees to reduce the number of floral buds in winter in order to better allocate carbohydrate and nutrients during growth to the fruit bearing spurs. “The results have exceeded our initial expectation,” says Dr Ben van Hooijdonk, a member of research team. “In the 10th year from planting, the annual fruit fresh mass yield reached up to 180 tonnes per hectare in our experimental systems of tall spindle trees, which is near double that of tall spindle trees managed conventionally in commercial orchards. March 27 , 2019 LPS ’19 preview: South Africa anticipates challeng … You might also be interested in U.S.: ‘Apples are often on the tariff carousel’, s … Apples in Charts: Honeycrisp, the queen of the U.S …
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has announced that the 2017 Masters Conference will take place onboard the Genting Dream, cruising from Hong Kong.Designed for travel agents who aspire to the highest level of cruise industry accreditation, the annual Masters Conference combines intensive training sessions with a firsthand cruise experience.Returning to oversee CLIA Australasia’s 19th Masters, US-based sales guru and motivator Scott Koepf will lead the conference sessions, which will focus on how the cruise industry is evolving and how consultants can take advantage of the sector’s growth.After completing the course and a comprehensive post-conference assignment, agents will enter the prestigious CLIA Cruise Masters’ ranks.This year’s conference commences in Hong Kong on 16 September, with agents enjoying one-night pre-cruise accommodation before boarding Genting Dream for a five-night cruise, which will include visits to Naha and Miyakojima in Japan.CLIA Australasia managing director Joel Katz said he expected the Masters Conference to be very popular.“The opportunity to sail on one of the most exciting new ships to be launched in Asia should make this year’s Masters event particularly memorable. Spaces are limited so we are encouraging agents to register early,” Katz said. The conference is open to all consultants who hold CLIA Ambassador level accreditation and are employed by a CLIA member travel agent.For more details and to book visit the CLIA website here. CLIA Masters ConferenceGetting Dream
How does a ‘better ageing’ bootcamp in St Tropez on the Cote d’Azur sound?The La Reserve Ramatuelle in France is embracing the wellness arena and has created the Nescens Better Ageing Bootcamp based on programs from the Anti-Ageing Centre at the Clinique de Genolier in Switzerland, and with the medical expertise from the Nescens brand.At La Réserve Spa Ramatuelle, the multi-disciplinary team offers you two better-ageing programs. Whatever your goal: slimming, toning, wellbeing, these two programs offer a global approach combining spa treatments, exercise and tailored, balanced meals. During three to six days for optimal effectiveness, you benefit from a fully personalisd program.Lunches and dinners are served in the La Voile restaurant, where the Michelin starred chef Eric Canino interprets Mediterranean flavours through light, finely balanced cuisine and using produce from the culinary garden of La Réserve Ramatuelle. You’ll be in good company as there are many celebrities who flit in and out of this stylish abode.La Reserve is a hidden oasis just outside of St Tropez with its 11,000 square foot spa and Crème de la Mer facials. There are 23 spacious rooms and suites, all with terraces or private gardens, and spectacular sea views.This is no frumpy property from the Cote d’Azur. La Reserve offers floor to ceiling windows, natural stone in ochre and white with touches of unfinished wood to create a modernist effect. The subtle design palette extends to minks, taupes and caramels whilst outside the blue sea on sky, dense green trees and biscuit-coloured sand may beckon you away from your sundeck hugging the 100 foot long swimming pool. However, this is much less crowded than Pampelonne with its bikini-clad Bardot wannabes and millionaires and Hollywood Stars.The Nescens boot camp costs from 1950 euro for three days excluding accommodation. Your camp offers you a global program combining Nordic Walking, spa treatments and the benefits of a light Mediterranean cuisine.Lea Seguier heads up the newly opened La Reserve representation office for Australia and New Zealand based in Sydney. @leaseguier ctc 02 9299 0971 FrancehotelsLa Reserve RamatuelleSpaSt Tropez
What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke The cornerback has heard the talk, and discussed the rumors on Philadelphia radio station WIP, which had quotes transcribed by AZCardinals.com“I’m waiting until it all plays out,” DRC said. “I ain’t getting too antsy yet.” Asked about his desire to play for the Eagles, DRC made clear he still had a fondness for the Cards because they were the team that drafted him and gave him his start. “But if they’re talking about trading me, I can’t do nothing about that, because it’s a business,” he added. This can’t really be easy for Rodgers-Cromartie, though he seems to be handling the speculation well, and was careful not to burn any bridges should a deal involving him not materialize. When Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie’s name was first brought up in trade rumors the idea seemed silly, at most. After all, why would the Cardinals trade a 25-year-old former Pro-Bowler who was expected to play a key role in the Cards’ revamped defense?But, if the saying is “where there’s smoke, there’s fire,” then the smoke from the DRC to Philadelphia for Kevin Kolb rumors are the equivalent of a massive forest fire. Comments Share Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away
What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Peterson’s defensive teammate, Darnell Dockett, also wasn’t shy on sharing his feelings regarding the NFL’s replacement officials on his Twitter account, @ddockett.This is what the NFL has come down to, &yet they tell you to respect the shield! Lol. But they’ll try to fine us for everything thing we do.— DARNELL DOCKETT (@ddockett) September 25, 2012 0 Comments Share Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Then there’s safety Rashad Johnson, who decided to call out the Packers’ offensive line. Aaron Rodgers was sacked eight times on the night. The Cardinals play in Green Bay Week 9.Man tell the Packers lineman to keep their QB up right and this wouldn’t have even mattered! Take some responsibility on ur own faults!! #9— Rashad Johnson (@49foyamind49) September 25, 2012 Top Stories The controversial final play in the Seattle-Green Bay game marks the end of a wild weekend in the NFL and highlights the on-going divide between the league and its players regarding the current in-game officials.As ESPN senior analyst Chris Mortensen reported, commissioner Roger Goodell and league negotiators met for 10 hours with the NFL Referees Association in New York on Sunday. Both sides are still far apart on a new CBA agreement, and as of now the replacement officials are scheduled to work through Week 5. And fresh off his game-changing, 93-yard fumble return for a touchdown, safety James Sanders (@JamesSanders36) shared his teammates sentiments following the final play in Seattle.The NFL players and the fans of the NFL deserve better then this!!!!— James Sanders (@JamesSanders36) September 25, 2012 Here’s cornerback Patrick Peterson’s thoughts on his official Twitter page,@RealPeterson21. Com’on can we please get the real refs back. Destroying the game that we all grew to love. WOW!!!!!!— Patrick Peterson (@RealPeterson21) September 25, 2012 Even with a nice 3-0 start to their season, plenty of Cardinal players had their eyes glued to the television on Monday night, as their NFC West rivals, the Seahawks, took on the Green Bay Packers.And after the game ended on a controversial game-winning touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to Golden Tate – that appeared to be intercepted by the Packers’ M.D. Jennings – several Redbirds weren’t exactly rejoicing with their division brethren.
He was inducted to the Cardinals’ Ring of Honor in 2008.After his time in the desert, Williams ended his career in St. Louis and helped the Rams win an NFC Championship in his first season there. They’d go on to lose to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVI.Williams ranks tied for 19th on the all-time NFL list with 55 interceptions. He was one of ten finalists for induction into the Hall of Fame last season.This year’s list of finalists also includes first-year nominees Jonathan Ogden, Warren Sapp and Michael Strahan.Former Arizona State standout Curley Culp, who played with the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Oilers during a 14-year career, was selected as a finalist by the Hall of Fame Seniors Committee. The Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee has unveiled their list of 15 modern-day finalists for induction into Canton in 2013, and among those finalists is former Arizona Cardinals cornerback Aeneas Williams.Williams, 44, was a third round pick by the Phoenix Cardinals in 1991 out of Southern University and made his mark immediately, starting 15 games and intercepting six passes in his rookie season.The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Williams went on to play ten seasons with the Cardinals, and went to six Pro Bowls during that decade. He is second on the Cardinals all-time list with 46 interceptions, and his six interception returns for touchdowns is a team record. Top Stories Comments Share Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
Top Stories Comments Share – / 16 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians will have his work cut out for him in his first season as a head coach in 2013. Chris Wesseling of NFL.com ranked the schedules each of the NFL’s eight new coaches will face, and Arians’ is the toughest. Overall, the Cardinals’ slate is the seventh-toughest in the league.The 2012 NFL Coach of the Year has the misfortune of playing in the stacked NFC West, with four games against the dominant Seahawks and 49ers.Of their 16 games, the Cards will face five different 2012 playoff teams — Atlanta, Houston, Indianapolis, Seattle and San Franciso — but at least Arians and his team will host each of them at home. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo