first_img Top Stories The Arizona Cardinals have many options with the fifth overall selection: they could choose the potential shutdown corner Patrick Peterson, the possible future sack-master Von Miller or address the QB depth chart hole with one of the signal callers that may fall to them.Or they could take advantage of another team being enamored with one of these aforementioned prospects, trade down and accumulate more draft picks.And when Cardinals General Manger Rod Graves joined Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug and Wolf Wednesday morning, he touched on that very subject. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation “I think at this point that we’re prepared for anything,” Graves said. “Many times, teams will call us asking ‘are you willing to listen’ and we say ‘yes we are.’”It’s a simple idea: if the Cardinals aren’t in love with any of the draftees available at their slot, put the pick up for sale and see what you can get for one of the teams that are rumored to be looking to move up like the Cowboys (#9), Washington (#10), Houston (#11) or Atlanta (#27).But is the value of the number five pick in the draft to the Cardinals?“We have some idea what that compensation needs to be based on [what players are available] at the time that we get ready to pick and based on the historical evidence of past drafts,” Graves said. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’center_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke 0 Comments   Share   Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img

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first_img09Nov Rep. Hughes bill calling for better reporting on veterans’ care gets Senate approval Categories: Hughes News,News The state Senate today unanimously approved legislation which would require veterans agencies to report to the state House and Senate on key topics relating to veterans health care in the state facilities.“The oversight and improved care of our state’s heroes is a priority to everyone in the state House and Senate, as was proven by today’s vote,” said Rep. Hughes, who sponsored House Bill 5639. “We must have consistent updates from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to make sure the long-term problems at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans are addressed quickly. We must do everything possible to ensure the health and safety of our veterans who sacrificed so much for our country.”Specifically, HB 5639 requires the state veterans agencies to detail information on staffing levels, number of patient complaints and staff responses, distribution of pharmaceutical drugs, how patient funds are allocated and number of resident deaths to House and Senate committees no later than Jan. 1, April 1, July 1 and Oct. 1 of each year.The state has two veterans’ care facilities, in Grand Rapids and at the D.J. Jacobetti Home in Marquette, but HB 5639 allows for reporting at any future buildings.“We’ve been told that the awful conditions at the Home for Veterans, which were shared in the legislative Auditor General’s report last February, are being addressed,” said Rep. Hughes, vice-chair of the House Committee on Military and Veterans’ Affairs. “This bill will make certain we know about key details of veterans’ care and can address any related issues in the Legislature.”Today’s Senate vote today follows a unanimous vote in the state House in early June. Rep. Hughes’ legislation advances to Gov. Rick Snyder for his consideration.last_img

first_imgShare8TweetShareEmail8 Shares“1040-US Tax Return.” Credit: 401kcalculator.orgApril 15, 2017; CNBCAccording to TaxMarch.org, around 200 Tax Day rallies and marches took place on Saturday, April 15th. The rallies were a forum to draw attention to the fact that the nation has still not seen its president’s tax returns, despite the fact that he intends to take up tax reform as his next big challenge. The issue of the president’s no-show on his tax returns touches on a variety of accountability issues. Did he pay his fair share? How much business has he done—and is he doing—with foreign governments with which this country has delicate relationships, like Russia? What would his tax returns say about his belief in personal civic responsibility and a fair economy? Presidents and many presidential candidates have released their tax returns voluntarily since Richard Nixon initiated the practice in the 1970s.Trump refused to share his returns based on the presence of an ongoing audit, even though the IRS has said that should pose no problem. Ezra Levin, executive director of Indivisible, one of a number of high-profile progressive groups behind the marches, said, “It’s about whether or not the president of the United States is acting in the interest of the American people or whether he’s lining his own pockets or serving another master…Congress has the power to find out and they’ve used it before.”President Trump’s response to the rallies—delivered, as usual, by tweet—was to wonder who was bankrolling them. “Someone should look into who paid for the small organized rallies yesterday.” He dismissed the concerns of the protesters as those of people still hung up on the presidential election. “I did what was an almost an [sic] impossible thing to do for a Republican—easily won the Electoral College! Now Tax Returns are brought up again?”It shouldn’t be a surprise that the president’s tax returns are being brought up, as we are about to start a debate over taxes. In fact, the move seems to be on point.—Ruth McCambridgeShare8TweetShareEmail8 Shareslast_img

first_imgDiscovery Networks has announced a raft of international appointments.Doug Baker, formerly chief financial officer at Discovery Networks International (DNI) has been promoted to the position of executive vice-president and CFO. He is responsible for leading all financial aspects of DNI, including oversight of regional CFOs in western Europe, CEEMEA, Latin America and Asia Pacific. He also serves as a strategic partner to DNI president and CEO Mark Hollinger and the regional presidents and managing directors. He has most recently has been asked to lead the division’s efforts in growing cross-regional international ad sales.John Honeycutt has been named executive vice-president and chief operating officer at DNI. Honeycutt works with Hollinger and the four regional presidents and managing directors to formulate divisional strategies across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. He also leads the coordination of DNI’s corporate support services and is responsible for the management of research functions and overseeing DNI’s digital media business.In addition, Discovery Networks central and eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa has promoted Dorota Zurkowska-Bytner to vice-president, ad sales development, giving her responsibility for Discovery’s advertising business across 105 markets in the region. She will be replaced as country manager for Discovery Networks in central Europe by Olgierd Dobrzyñski who joins from Polish broadcaster TVN.last_img

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