New Delhi: Supreme Court judge Justice M M Shantanagoudar on Tuesday recused himself from hearing petitions filed by 17 disqualified MLAs of Karnataka challenging the decision of the then Speaker to disqualify them from the Assembly. “In this matter, I am not participating” Justice Shantanagoudar, who was part of a three-judge bench headed by Justice N V Ramana, said at the outset. The bench has now posted the matter for hearing on September 23. The then Assembly speaker, K R Ramesh Kumar, had disqualified 17 MLAs which eventually led to the fall of the JD (S)-Congress coalition government headed by then chief minister H D Kumaraswamy. Kumaraswamy had resigned as the chief minister after losing the trust vote which paved the way for the BJP-led government in Karnataka under incumbent Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa.
VANCOUVER – Vancouver-based Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. was accused Wednesday by a Dutch non-profit of avoiding hundreds of millions of dollars in Canadian taxes through the use of tax havens.The report by the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations, known as SOMO, alleges Turquoise Hill parent company Rio Tinto used so-called mailbox companies in the Netherlands and Luxembourg to channel financing of the massive Oyu Tolgoi mine — bypassing the higher taxes the company would have paid in Canada.Had Turquoise Hill directly reaped the profits from its Mongolian operations, rather than have its Luxembourg subsidiary count them, it would have paid US$470 million more over seven years, the report said.“This use of mailbox companies to gain illegitimate access to tax treaty benefits is considered by the OECD as treaty abuse,” wrote the authors.Turquoise Hill challenged the report as having significant inaccurate or unsubstantiated facts, without specifying the apparent errors in the report.“Turquoise Hill believes that our tax practices are not only compliant with local laws, international standards and voluntary commitments, but that Oyu Tolgoi’s operation is making substantial contributions to Mongolia’s economy and long-term development,” the company said in a statement.Rio Tinto, which owns 51 per cent of Turquoise Hill, challenged the report’s findings and said the governments of Canada and Mongolia had approved the structure.“The flawed SOMO report contains a number of unsubstantiated and incorrect allegations regarding tax,” Rio Tinto said in a statement.The company said it is paying its fair share of tax in Mongolia, and is one of the country’s largest taxpayers with upward of US$1.8 billion in taxes and royalties paid between 2010 and 2017.Mongolia terminated the tax treaties with the Netherlands and Luxembourg in 2013 that allowed Rio Tinto to access lower tax rates, but the company was able to continue to use the lower rates because of clauses in an investment agreement it signed in 2009.The government tried to renegotiate tax issues, but after Rio Tinto agreed to some concessions, it left in the lower rate as part of an agreement reached in 2015, depriving it of an estimated US$230 million in taxes, the report said.The agreements were ratified based on transparent, factual information and on terms comparable with other mining operations globally, Rio Tinto said.But Mongolia does not appear to be satisfied, starting a new tax dispute last month when it sent a US$155 million tax bill to the owners of Oyu Tolgoi.Canadians should also be dissatisfied with the current arrangement, said MiningWatch Canada outreach co-ordinator Jamie Kneen.He said the Canada Revenue Agency has challenged Cameco Corp. and Wheaton Precious Metals for their use of tax havens to channel profits through, so it’s not clear why the CRA has apparently approved the Turquoise Hill arrangement.“Here’s one that CRA has deemed to be legal, and it’s depriving Canada of millions in revenue and its not at all clear why they would do that.”Citing confidentiality provisions, Minister of National Revenue spokesman John Power said the government couldn’t comment on the specifics of the case.The government has, however, increased spending on investigating tax avoidance including annual assessments of all large multinational corporations who may be involved in aggressive tax avoidance schemes, said Power.He said Canada is also committed to the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting project that looks to identify aggressive tax avoidance strategies and ensure companies pay tax where the profits are generated, and has implemented a country by country reporting requirement for large multinational enterprises.Companies in this story: (TSX:TRQ. TSX:CCO, TSX:WPM)
New Delhi: Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi observed on Monday ‘Genocide Day’ marking the atrocities and massacres committed by the Pakistani military on the unarmed civilians in 1971.A panel discussion, screening of a documentary on the 1971 genocide by Pakistan army and reading out messages from President Md. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina were the main highlights of the programme. High Commissioner Syed Muazzem Ali, on the occasion, urged the UN to declare March 25 as the Genocide Day. He recalled that three million innocent civilians were killed, 200,000 women raped and 10 million people were forced to leave their homes by the Pakistani troops during nine-month Bangladesh War of Liberation. Moderated by Farid Hossain, Minister (Press) the panel discussion was participated by Durbar Ganguly, Editor-in-Chief of the Millennium Post newspaper and Mohua Chatterjee, Assist Political Editor of the Times of India. The panelists said the perpetrators of the 1971 carnage should be tried on charges of crime against humanity.
Rabat – Two weeks after the attacks that killed 130 people, mostly youth, France honors them by holding a commemoration service in central Paris.At the Hotel des Invalides courtyard – where France’s most famous leader is buried (Napoleon) – the highest possible tribute was made to the victims of the November 13 attacks that also injured more than 350 people.French president Francois Hollande gave a speech which was followed by a minute’s silence after which, the names of all the victims read out. In his speech, Hollande said France would “do all it can to destroy this army of fanatics”. And ”It will operate relentlessly to protect its children.”“These men and women were the youth of France, the youth of a free nation that cherishes culture. The attack of November 13 will remain in the memory of today’s youth as a terrible introduction to the hardness of the world, but also as an invitation to confront it,” Hollande said.He also vowed France would respond with more music, concerts and sporting events, after some of the attacks targeted a concert venue and a stadium.Among the officials, ambassadors, parliamentarians, more than half of the 2,000 or so present were relatives of those killed or wounded.However, three families are known to have indicated publicly that they would not attend the ceremony.“Mr. President, distinguished politicians. Your outstretched hand, your honor, we do not want it”, a family member of one victim wrote on their Facebook wall, reports Le Monde.Holding the government partially “responsible for what happened,” the sibling member continued by indicating the French government did not do enough after the attacks in early January 2015. More than 17 victims died in the Charlie Hebdo shootings and the terror attacks at the supermarket that ensued.The journalist father of 17-year-old victim killed at the Bataclan, Lola Ouzounian, deplored “the disastrous politics of France in the Middle East [over the course of last] several years”, as an identifying factor in the attacks. Considering the state largely responsible he continued by pointing political strategies deployed by French leaders in Libya and Syria led to a rise in tension in the country. Citing the poor town planning where ghetto-like suburbs were allowed to flourish he said: “For several decades, the Republic has allowed to develop areas of despair, the philosopher Jean-Paul Dollé called with the accuracy that characterized him: “The territory of nothing.” “Inhuman town planning, without amenities, culture, without schools with resources to match the stakes, in which no sense humanist and citizen can not hatch. ‘Shared Cities’, ‘Sensitive Areas’, the words have changed but the problem remains and political staff has always treated with indifference. [and] today continues forty years of failure.”Islamic State later claimed responsibility for the massacre where attackers armed with assault rifles and suicide belts targeted a number of sites in the French capital.The ministry of Defence said it is extremely rare to honor civilians at teh Hotel des Invalides as it has ceremonies in the courtyard are usually reserved for the high rank in the Legion of Honor. But the president was adamant about the location “Because of the very solemn nature of this courtyard and what it represents in the collective memory.”
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The national lobby group, the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA), came out in support of the Rudd Government last week. FECCA hailed the ‘restoration of the human rights of refugees’ following last week’s federal parliament sitting.New laws were passed last week abolishing the refugee detention debts instituted by the Howard Government, thereby ending what FECCA describes as ‘the cruel, inhumane and ineffective system of billing immigration detainees for their stay in detention.’In a clear reversal of the previous federal government’s draconian immigration and refugee laws, the senate voted down attempts to overturn reforms that restore equitable work rights for asylum seekers in Australia.The Rudd Government also introduced new laws to better protect refugees at further risk of ‘death, torture and inhumane treatment’ if deported. Voula Messimeri, AM, FECCA Chair said, “It is terrific news that Australia is in the process of restoring decency and a human rights focus to our immigration and refugee policies.” “Australia can again begin to hold its head high as a country that treats people who are often fleeing persecution, misery and worse with more dignity and respect. “We look forward to seeing further reforms under the Government and also participating in reinstating and redeveloping Australia’s multicultural policies in the coming months”, said Ms Messimeri who also sits on the Australian Multicultural Advisory Council headed by AFL Boss Andrew Dimitriou.It is expected that the Council will be presenting the federal government with a new policy doccument on the way forward with multiculturalism.
Democrats Won’t Stop Fighting for Net NeutralityBurger King Fries FCC in ‘Whopper Neutrality’ Ad Stay on target Happy Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality!Today’s event, organized by Fight for the Future, is a response to plans by the FCC to curb a free and open Internet.In 2015, President Obama led the reclassification of broadband as a telecom service under “Title II” of the Communications Act, rather than an information service.But the new Republican administration is, once again, regressing to previous policies, which enable companies like AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon to introduce “slow lanes” and force users to pay more for access to specific sites.Which is why it came as a huge surprise when AT&T announced plans to join the Day of Action, with one major caveat: It doesn’t actually support the FCC’s current rules—specifically the Title II reclassification.Fellow conglomerates Comcast and Verizon second that, saying that while approving of “strong, legally enforceable net neutrality protections,” they advocate for the reversal of the Title II designation.In the other corner, however, stand a number of organizations and activists—including titans Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Netflix—fighting for your right to party on the Internet.The list of participants reads like a who’s who of the Web: Etsy, Kickstarter, Twitter, Vimeo, GitHub, Internet Association, Reddit, Y Combinator, Mozilla, Pornhub, ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), Airbnb, BitTorrent, BoingBoing, Change.org, Code Academy, Creative Commons, Dropbox, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Foursquare, iFixit, Imgur, Medium, Opera, Pinterest, Sonos, Spotify, ThinkGeek, Tumblr (a surprise, since the Yahoo-owned network is owned by Verizon), and Yelp.And that’s just a few of the partners listed on Fight for the Future’s website.Today’s protest, which comes five days before the first public comment deadline on the FCC’s proposal, is a concerted effort to stop Internet service providers (ISPs) and the government from regulating the Web.To join the Day of Action, sign up online with your full name and email address.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff WriterA group of concerned parents, and staff from Duke Ellington School of the Arts sat behind a small wooden desk during the State Board of Education (SBOE) public meeting Dec. 19 with one purpose – to get answers.“This was a good opportunity for us to educate them [SBOE]”, said Duke Ellington parent Greg Smith, “about the larger picture of what’s going on. I hope this’ll be the beginning of more.”Duke Ellington School of the Arts parent Winston Clarke(left) and the school’s CEO Tia Powell Harris (center) at the State of Board of Education on Dec. 19 meeting following last school year’s allegations that two-thirds of the student body were not District residents.Smith and parents like him have spent a lot of time in meetings, press conferences and even court rooms as of late.In May 2018 the Office of the State Superintendent Of Education (OSSE) revealed a Report on Residency Investigation at Duke Ellington High School stating in part that:“OSSE’s investigation revealed significant and systemic issues of non-compliance with the requirements of residency verification at Ellington. Based on this investigation, OSSE has deemed a total of 164 of the 570 investigated students to be non-residents, without tuition agreements in place,” the report wrote. “A total of 56 students remain under investigation, as the information obtained about their actual place of residence is thus far inconclusive. An additional 46 students were found to be non-residents with existing tuition agreements with the District. A total of 304 students were confirmed as D.C. residents.”Letters were sent out to some 220 families alleging of residency fraud. Some parents including Smith, who as an attorney represented them, pushed back filing a lawsuit against OSSE. During a press conference, it was discovered that OSSE attorney’s withdrew the letters sent to parents, this according to reporting done by the AFRO.“I mean any time a D.C. agency accuses hundred of people of fraud and is wrong two thirds of the time or more I think that that is a serious problem,” Smith said, “and worth the City Council investigating. So I hope they will.”Smith said in a statement that OSSE admitted that two-thirds of their allegations were incorrect.Tia Powell Harris, CEO at Duke Ellington was at the helm and rode out the storm of false allegations and the tsunami of effects it had on the school- from funding issues, to weathering a media storm and, most hurtful, students missing school while residency challenges were sorted out.“I think the motivating factor for all of us was that this never happen again,” Powell Harris said after offering her testimony. “So our goal to bring light to the inadequacies of the system and the process and the people putting it forward so that no one again has to be unjustly accused. And secondly, that a school that a school doesn’t get bashed by a governmental agency.”“We need to say out loud and for the record that this can’t be left up to insinuation,” Powell Harris told the AFRO. “Somebody in charge needs to say these things out loud. We look forward to the future and to bring attention to the fact that we have indeed been vindicated.”Powell-Harrised added that the school, or parents have yet to receive an apology, or any information regarding the students’ residency.The Board sat and listened and offered apologies, yet it was apparent that the room was missing key people.“I am incredibly disappointed that the superintendent is not here to hear your testimony this evening nor is her chief of staff whom I’ve spoken to on multiple occasions,” said Jack Jacobson of the SBOE, referring to Superintendent Hanseul Kang. “This is just another attack on the arts in D.C.”“It breaks my heart when these families and children, who have to opportunity to do something great, and the system does not work on their behalf. That’s a big problem.”Winston Clarke who was one of the early parents to receive letters regarding his son, showed in the end for the parents who couldn’t be there.“So I think it’s a bigger issue that I don’t know how much things are going to get done,” Clarke said. “We’re talking about a process that’s obviously flawed. They have to fix the communication.”“I needed to show up to have that voice for a lot of parents that can’t speak in front of people- are afraid about their own personal situation. I wanted to be consistent and show other families I am on aboard with them.”A representative from OSSE, or the D.C. Council could not be reached for comment.
Nvidia’s CES presentation this year managed to be both a highlight and a truly frustrating example of the absence of pricing and availability for anything at the show. While any talk of pricing is still off the table, it looks like we can expect to see Project Shield and the Tegra 4 platform in Q2 of the 2014 fiscal year.The Steambox is on its way, and if it succeeds it will be a huge nail in the PC gaming coffin. Since you can’t fit a high end gaming laptop in your hands, and no one wants to connect their high end gaming desktop to the big screen on the other side of the living room, Project Shield is designed to act as a middle ground for both groups.The idea is fantastic, offering a not quite portable console with access to the best in mobile and PC gaming. You can connect it to your television, if you’re the type to use a 20ft HDMI cable, and you can even push all of that great content to your television. Whether or not Shield is a good idea isn’t totally relevant, as long as they can beat Valve on either pricing or availability. If the Steambox isn’t on shelves before July, Shield will be the first thing people see.Due to some technical delays, Nvidia won’t be releasing the Tegra 4 platform or Project Shield until Q2. While this means that technically Shield could drop anytime between May and July, the chances are good that the technical delays will push it to the end of that timeframe. The launch of Shield also means that Nvidia’s partners will be able to start releasing Tegra 4 based gadgets, no doubt starting with a refresh to hardware lineups from ASUS and others. The Tegra 4 release window will put many manufacturers in line to release competitive pieces of hardware in time for the holiday season, and the LTE capabilities of the chipset will likely mean we will see at least one high end mobile device on a US carrier by the end of the year running Tegra 4.Nvidia is plenty prepared to keep their fanbase interested in Project Shield. Last week their YouTube channel started releasing Shield focused videos twice a week, one day to show off an Android game and another to show off a PC game running on the platform. The videos show the handheld up close, playing a few minutes of each title flawlessly. While it’s hard to imagine that these videos will be enough to keep the hype going until July, it will be great to see the console power through the most popular games on the market and attempt to grow interest as each new PC game is released.
Workers strikes are a common way to push employers to pay a fair wage with fair benefits. When workers stop working, everything grinds to a halt. The use of strikes has been around since 1159 BC when the workers of Egypt’s King Ramses III, who were not being paid as promised, sat down and refused to work.According to reshafim.org, a papyrus written by the Egyptian scribe Amennakht at Deir el Medina records the strike on an almost day to day basis.Ramses III offering incense, wall painting in KV11.Ramses III inherited the title of Pharaoh about 1186 BC and began the 20th Dynasty in the New Kingdom, which lasted from about 1570 to 1069 BC.He reigned over a relatively peaceful Egypt for over twenty years until an invasion by the “Sea People” seriously depleted both funds and laborers who would normally have been working the fields to produce much needed food.The Sea People were a loose organization of mercenary and raiding types from the Mediterranean Sea area.This famous scene from the north wall of Medinet Habu is often used to illustrate the Egyptian campaign against the Sea Peoples in what has come to be known as the Battle of the Delta.No one knows what nationality they were, or if, in fact, several different nationalities were represented in these groups. Experts debate on the suggestions that they could have been Philistines, Italian, Mycenaean, Trojan, or Minoan, but nothing has been discovered to shed any light on this subject.Apparently, according to ancient.eu, the Sea People were so confident that they would subdue the Egyptians, they brought their families and household goods with them. Ramses knew the Sea People were powerful, as they had attacked Egypt several times before.A partial description of the hieroglyphic text at Medinet Habu on the right tower of Second Pylon (left), and an illustration of the prisoners depicted at the base of the Fortified East Gate (right), were first provided by Jean-François Champollion following his 1828–29 travels to Egypt and published posthumously.One of his strategies was to hide archers along the coastlines near the mouth of the Nile to prevent the boats from even entering the river. His tactics were a resounding success, and the prisoners taken were either forced into the Egyptian army or sold as slaves. Unfortunately, the war had proved to be extremely expensive.The next few years were peaceful, which allowed Ramses to begin work on many temples, and he and his entourage took a grand tour of Egypt, further depleting the coffers. Add that to increasing corruption in Ramses’ administration and you have a recipe for disaster.Relief from the sanctuary of the Temple of Khonsu at Karnak depicting Ramesses III. Photo by Asavaa CC BY-SA 3.0 – CopyThe first month in the 29th year of Ramses reign shows that the workers considered the elite of skilled craftsmen complained that their wages were eighteen days late. As a group they were met by the chief of police who agreed with their plight as they marched toward the Pharaoh’s palace.They were offered about half a sack of barley with which to make beer, but the workers were not placated. By the third month, they were threatening to rob the tombs for money for food.A carved relief from the Kadesh inscriptions showing Shasu spies being beaten by Egyptians.In the meantime, Ramses decided there would be a great celebration in honor of the 30th year of his reign. He and his advisors had no idea how to deal with the hungry workers as this sort of thing had never happened before. At one point, the officials gave the workers pastries reminiscent of Marie Antoinette’s “let them eat cake” remark. While the workers did take the pastries home to their families, they resumed their strike the next day.Sarcophagus of Ramesses III (Louvre).The pharaoh and his immediate court knew nothing of the strike, as the direct supervisors of the workers feared execution for not being able to control their men. Ramses’ jubilee was a great success with everyone dancing and drinking, but the strikes returned after the festival ended.The strikers were now disenchanted with the Pharaoh, who was supposed to be like a father to them, providing food and protection, and ensuring harmony in the people’s everyday lives.Amennakhte’s papyrus only goes to the year 29, first month of summer, day 16, and makes no mention of the results of the strike, but we should assume there was some sort of agreement made which enabled the monuments to be built and the people to be fed.Read another story from us: Cheetahs were Domesticated as House Pets in Ancient EgyptThis was, however, the beginning of the decline of the Pharaoh’s power and his subject’s blind devotion. It was also the start of a dispute solution instigated by workers that exists to this day.
Mexico City, Mexico — Due to poor turf conditions, the NFL has moved the scheduled Chief-Rams game from Estadio Azteca in Mexico City to the city of Los Angeles.The Los Angeles Rams will now take on the Kansas City Chiefs November 19 in Memorial Coliseum after officials say a recent review of the stadium’s turf was deemed unsuitable and not up to NFL standards.The decision came after the combination of a busy event season and heavy rainfall resulted in what officials called an unsafe turf. In a statement, the league says it consulted with the NFL Players Association as well as club field experts before making the decision to move the game.After reviews, “it was determined that the field at Estadio Azteca did not meet NFL standards for playability and consistency.”“We have worked extensively with our partners at Estadio Azteca for months in preparation for this game,” Mark Waller, NFL executive vice president of international said in a statement. “Until very recently, we had no major concerns. But, the combination of a difficult rainy season and a heavy multi-event calendar of events at the stadium have resulted in significant damage to the field that presents unnecessary risks to player safety and makes it unsuitable to host an NFL game.“As a result, we have determined that moving the game is the right decision, and one that we needed to announce now in order to allow our teams and fans to make alternate arrangements.”In May, Azteca officials changed the playing surface from natural grass to a hybrid, however, extensive use of the turf has left it in poor condition. Since the third week of July, 23 games were played between America and Cruz Azul, with another seven games being played by the women’s professional team from America.In October, the stadium also hosted two concerts by singer Shakira and another concert from the music channel Telehit at the beginning of November.“I feel devastated, angered and ashamed, all of that together,” said Mexican former NFL kicker Raul Allegre, who works as an analyst for ESPN Deportes.“I’m still trying to figure out how small minds were so irresponsible in the preparations for a game of this magnitude. I know that the world does not revolve around the NFL, but this is a great event not only for the sport, but for the country and it is inconceivable how it was taken so lightly.”A refund policy for the game in Mexico City will be announced by the NFL in the coming days.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)
Graph database project Neo4j has announced the release of Neo4j 3.4. The update is poised to strengthen Neo4j’s position as the market leader in the world of connected data, and could make it more accessible for more organizations and users. Alongside the updates and improvements in Neo4j 3.4, the team have also announced Neo4j Bloom. This is a data visualization tool designed to make it easier to communicate and present insights to key stakeholders. It’s a well-established fact that communication is key if you’re going to do data science and data analysis well, so it’s clear that Neo4j are directly responding to a key issue for their customers. It’s also a valuable hook for any potential new customers. Emil Eifrem (@emileifrem) founder and CEO of Neo4j has this to say about the updates: “Our investments in the Neo4j database extend its ability to scale and drive new use cases for our current customers… Graph databases are an enterprise standard, and the introduction of Neo4j 3.4 and Neo4j Bloom means more people will discover the power and value of connected data.” What’s new in Neo4j 3.4? There are a number of important new features in Neo4j 3.4. Let’s take a look at some of them. There have been some impressive improvements in performance. Neo4j has always been best in class when it comes to the performance of its database. But with 3.4, it consolidates its position. Cypher now executes 70% faster, data loading is now 30%-50% faster, and backups are apparently now 100% faster. Multi-clustering brings fully sharded horizontal scaling one step closer. 3D geospatial and data/time search functions extend the range of potential use cases. That means the graph databases users build have additional dimensions for users to search. Neo4j Bloom: making connected data accessible Neo4j is a tool that has been designed by the project to make complex graph databases easier to visualize and explore. Abstract relationships that may be difficult to interpret and understand for an outsider will become much clearer. That’s good news for data scientists and data analysts, but it’s also good news for Neo4j – key stakeholders and decision makers who don’t have technical expertise will now also be paying attention to Neo4j. It’s important to note the uniqueness of Neo4j Bloom. It is able to present the connections and context around various data points; that gives it an extra dimension over other popular data visualization tools. “Neo4j Bloom is specifically designed to illuminate connections between data points in an intuitive way, especially for executives and stakeholders who might not be very technical” explains Eifrem. You can find out more about Neo4j 3.4 here. Read next From Graph Database to Graph Company: Neo4j’s Native Graph Platform addresses evolving needs of customers Creating a graph application with Python, Neo4j, Gephi & Linkurious.js
Qantas has announced adjustments to its trans-Tasman schedule to maintain “the needs of business travellers”.Commencing 16 July, the airline will move its morning services 10-30 minutes later on flights; QF47 Sydney and Wellington, QF118 Wellington to Sydney, QF123 Brisbane and Auckland, QF124 Auckland and Brisbane as well as QF135 Melbourne to Auckland. Afternoon services will also depart later including; QF38 Welling to Melbourne, QF125 Brisbane to Auckland and QDF 136 Auckland to Melbourne. The airline’s regional general manager of New Zealand and the Pacific Islands Rohan Garnett said changes were made after “enhanced consultation” with New Zealand trade.“The improved schedule will better support corporate itineraries in line with Qantas’ commitment to being best for business in the trans-Tasman market,” Mr Garnett said. “It also improves same-day east coast USA connections via services from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J
The record stands at two consecutive seasons with two losses or less at home — Whisenhunt accomplished that during a swell of Cardinals fervor when Arizona went 8-8 in 2007 and headed to the Super Bowl the year after. Then the home losses started stacking up — there were 14 of them between 2009-2012 — and fans and players alike suffered. Things are different now.Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians has the chance to follow last year’s two home losses with a big, fat goose egg in the loss column this year, and become the first coach to do so at University of Phoenix Stadium. It has been a little over 11 months since the last time the Arizona Cardinals lost a game at home. The last one came Dec. 29, 2013 — a 23-20 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. This season, the Cardinals are one of five NFL teams with an undefeated home record, joining Green Bay, Philadelphia, New England and Denver. It’s an elite club and Arizona is a part of it. In two years, Bruce Arians has helped re-cultivate this home-field culture and in doing so has attained the best home record of any of the seven second-year NFL head coaches. Arizona has beaten its opponents at University of Phoenix Stadium by an average of 8.1 points, with its biggest win notched at 31-14 over the St. Louis Rams on Nov. 9, and its closest shave scraped over San Diego on Sept. 8, 18-17. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires It’s been a long time since University of Phoenix Stadium has meant a consistent home-field advantage for the Arizona Cardinals. Since the stadium’s inaugural season in 2006, no coach has lost less than two home games in a season. Former head coach Ken Whisenhunt lost seven home games in his first two seasons at University of Phoenix Stadium (and tallied at least four home losses in four of seven seasons at UOP), and while he managed to record three seasons with two home losses, two were immediately followed by at least four losses at home the next year. And get this — Arizona’s hiring of Arians in 2013 was his first official NFL head coaching job. Not too shabby for a “beginner”. After a 10-6 record in his first season (the second-most wins in a Cardinals head coach’s inaugural season), Arians proved his chops at home weren’t just beginner’s luck.He’s now at nine wins for the second-straight season with four games left, two of which the Cardinals will host — Sunday vs. Kansas City and Dec. 21 against Seattle. Comments Share The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
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