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first_img Comments   Share   Your browser does not support the audio element. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The Cardinals feel the same way about adding Palmer, who at 33 may not be what he once was, but still appears to have something left in the tank.Last season, which was his first full campaign in Oakland, Palmer completed 61.1 percent of his passes for 4,018 yards and 22 touchdowns. He was also picked off 14 times.Those numbers are decent, and they’d be a far cry from what the team has received from the position over the last three seasons. So, the organization will not only go into the new season with the usual optimism that surrounds a new coaching staff, but also that of a new quarterback who has been to a pair of Pro Bowls in his career. Palmer said he is excited to work with coaches like Bruce Arians and Tom Moore, who are each known for their innovative offensive minds, as well as throw passes to a receiver of Larry Fitzgerald’s caliber.“The trickle down effect you get from a guy like Larry makes average receivers really good and really good receivers great,” Palmer said. “I’m going to learn a lot from Larry. “I’ve already started watching film on him; I’m starting to watch every single ball thrown his way and trying to see what he does really well, and maybe some things he can improve on and areas I can help him improve, because I know he’s the type of guy that’s always looking to improve.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact LISTEN: Carson Palmer, AZ Cardinals QB That right there is what this move is all about, for both Palmer and the Cardinals. Because while Palmer was productive in Oakland, he did not do a lot of winning. And the Cardinals, well, they’ve struggled in large part because of inadequate play from the quarterback position.If all goes according to plan, both sides should get what they’re looking for out of this arrangement.And if the union is not successful, it will not be due to a lack of effort or preparation from the quarterback.“I know that we’re not blessed to play this game for very long and you have to take advantage of every opportunity,” he said. “You have to be a gym rat, you have to be studying film, you have to be improving.“Because if you’re not, there’s too many guys out there who want to play in this league and want to play for this organization and this team that want your job.” – / 11 Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Arizona Cardinals have a starting quarterback. And, unlike the last few seasons, he has a track record of success.Carson Palmer, whom the team acquired from the Oakland Raiders via a trade Tuesday, told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf the opportunity to come to Arizona was a “no-brainer.”“You start thinking of the coaching staff they’ve put together and the players they’ve drafted and the players they’ve signed in free agency,” he said, adding that the locale being close to his west coast roots also played a role. “It made too much sense from every angle, really.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

Ugandans on Twitter Protest Police Treatment of Women

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first_imgSome of the images under the #SomeoneTellKayihura hashtag on Twitter Advertisement Video of Uganda Police arresting a woman identified as Fatuma Zainab has sparked Twitter uproar in Uganda as users express their anger at police’s treatment of supporters of political groups opposed to the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM).The 6-minute video footage, published by NTV Uganda on the broadcaster’s YouTube channel tells the story of events that unfolded as opposition politicians attempted to visit and hold a rally in the upcountry town of Rukungiri, from the capital Kampala.Twitter was Sunday afternoon abuzz as users utilized the hashtag #SomeoneTellKayihura, among others express their sentiments about the incident. – Advertisement – General Kale Kayihura is the country’s Inspector General of Police.The official Twitter handle of the Police did not immediately offer the official position of the institution, appearing to deflect attention away from the incident to the general conduct of women.The dignity of a woman begins with,self respect,discipline and knowledge of the law. @NadaAndersen @AKasingye pic.twitter.com/4ytg7bXn9T— Uganda Police Force (@ugandaupf) October 11, 2015But with each tweet, @UgandaUPF appeared to upset even more users as heated arguments soon started about whether the said victim removed her own clothes as suggested by police. Government and NRM Spokesperson Ofwonno Opondo said the incident was a result of a “nude women squad” aiming to blackmail the Police.The #UPF must and should act firmly against #FDCNudeWomenSquad, no blackmail will succeed @UgandaMediaCent @skaheru — Ofwono Opondo P’Odel (@OfwonoOpondo) October 11, 2015A few blogs have also been written about the incident.“The image that hit our airwaves is grotesque to say the least. To see the woman bare-chested and helpless – surrounded by police that’s supposed to protect us, not undress us – that image does things to the mind. It chills the bones and boils the blood!” reads this blog post titled #SomeoneTellKayihura.Here are some of the tweets from yesterday:More evidence of violence against women during peaceful demonstration. The Uganda Police ought to take responsibility pic.twitter.com/XROMlW8lQ2— Nicholas Opiyo (@nickopiyo) October 12, 2015 But by the time you can pull a pair of jeans off a woman on the ground, your intentions are highly suspect. https://t.co/YCnWnaf7ii — Tim (@Unsincere) October 11, 2015Is the Ug. Police deliberately targeting women for humiliation during public demonstrations? The pics a despicable pic.twitter.com/3poTzC4Ypk— Nicholas Opiyo (@nickopiyo) October 11, 2015 This is #Uganda @53, just a day after ‘celebrating’ independence on this Int. day of the #Girlchild. #VAW pic.twitter.com/Gq2GQftAab — Maureen Agena (@maureenagena) October 11, 2015Dear Pres @KagutaMuseveni & IGP @KaleKayihura @AskIGP please condemn what was done to that woman , at least pretend. #SomeoneTellKayihura— Baz Waiswa (@BazWaiswa) October 11, 2015 Violence against one of us is violence against all of us! When you undress one of us, you have undressed all of us! #SomeoneTellKayihura — Jacqueline Asiimwe (@asiimwe4justice) October 11, 2015Ugandans, this is your police! It’s 2015. #SomeoneTellKayihura http://t.co/qqhKzsI38L— Albert MUCUNGUZI (@albertmuc) October 11, 2015So, @ugandaupf please explain to us,possibly using a diagram, like we are kindergarteners how she undressed herself? pic.twitter.com/XJDT8YmJN7 — Umkhonto we Sizwe (@Samwyri) October 11, 2015last_img read more