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first_imgA mob beat up a local trader to death in West Bengal’s Cooch Behar district on Monday on suspicion that he is a thief. Superintendent of Police, Cooch Behar, Bholanath Pandey, said two persons were beaten up by a mob of about 300 suspecting that they are cycle thieves. The incident occurred under the Kotwali police station in the heart of the district in north Bengal..“Abu Sahaj, 55, succumbed to his injuries and the other person has been admitted to hospital in a serious condition,” Mr. Pandey said.Both were spotted by locals at Chilkirhat Natun Bazar on Monday and were beaten with bamboo sticks and rods.last_img read more


first_imgKashmir witnessed fresh snowfall as the minimum temperature rose several notches high, the MeT department said Wednesday. Moderate snowfall in plains and heavy precipitation in the higher reaches of the Valley has been going on since early hours, it said. The weatherman said the precipitation brought major respite to residents and the minimum temperature increased several degrees across all weather stations.Drass, the second coldest inhabited place in the world, saw the mercury rise by more than 12 degrees from minus 30.4 degrees Celsius to settle at minus 18.0 degrees Celsius. In Leh district, the mercury settled at a low of minus 7.8 degrees Celsius compared to previous night’s minus 17.4 degrees Celsius, he said. The minimum temperature in Srinagar Tuesday night settled at minus 0.3 degree Celsius — four degrees up from the previous night, the official said. The MeT said Qazigund — the gateway town to the Valley — in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 2 degrees Celsius, while nearby Kokernag town registered a low of minus 3.4 degrees Celsius Tuesday night. The mercury in Kupwara town in north Kashmir settled at minus 2.2 degrees Celsius compared to Tuesday night’s low of minus 7.8 degrees Celsius. Gulmarg ski-resort in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 7.5 degrees Celsius Tuesday night, rising significantly from the previous night’s minus 12.2 degrees Celsius, while Pahalgam tourist resort, in South Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 3.3 degrees Celsius — 10-degree rise over previous night, the official said. The MeT has forecast rain or snow at most places across the state over the next five days. Kashmir is currently under the grip of Chillai-Kalan — the 40-day harshest period of winter when chances of snowfall are most frequent and maximum and the temperature drops considerably. Chillai-Kalan will end Wednesday night, but the cold wave is expected to continue in Kashmir. The 40-day period is followed by 20-day long Chillai-Khurd (small cold) and 10-day long Chillai-Bachha (baby cold).last_img read more


first_imgMohammed Shami has been given the ‘go-ahead’ by the BCCI to turn up for Bengal in the upcoming Ranji Trophy match against Kerala on the condition that he will bowl only 15-17 overs per innings.The decision to limit his workload in the Ranji game has been taken keeping the Test series in Australia in mind.India physio Patirck Farhat will also be updated every day on Shami’s fitness as he was rested after the first two ODIs in the series against West Indies.The series opener begins at Adelaide on December 6 and will be preceded by three T20s against Australia starting November 21.Also read – Virat Kohli promises to retaliate if Australia start sledging warThe Bengal pacer is the leading wicket-taker for India in Tests with 33 wickets this year. Bengal captain Manoj Tiwary played down the advisory from the BCCI.”Shami is a quality bowler, we have faith in his abilities and I don’t think we will need more than 15 overs per innings from him,” Tiwary said.Also read – Warner and Smith bans should not be reduced, says Ian ChappellBengal are yet to win a match this season and have six points from their matches against Himachal Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh in the Raji Trophy Elite Group B.(With inputs from PTI)Also watch –last_img read more


first_imgWMN Staff, March 31, 2014 zoom Dutch shipper Universal Marine has placed an order, its biggest yet, for four 2,350 TEU containerships to be built at Sainty Marine Corp. Ltd.The construction of the vessels will begin in 2015, with deliveries scheduled to start from 2016.The total value of the contract is estimated at $166 million.During March, Sainty Marine has booked orders for ten 64,000 dwt bulk carriers and six 12,000 dwt multi-purpose vessels.last_img


first_imgThe province is expanding two continuing care programs to give more seniors the support they need to stay in their homes and communities longer. Premier Darrell Dexter announced today, Feb. 6, the province has changed the Supportive Care and Personal Alert Assistance programs to help more Nova Scotians, mostly seniors, receive the care they need at home. “No one wants to see a loved one forced to give up his or her independence,” Premier Darrell Dexter said. “We heard from many families who told us that, with a little extra support, their loved ones could stay in their homes longer and still live independently. “We are ensuring these programs actually get to those who need them. These changes mean it will be easier to qualify for home care programs and more Nova Scotians will get the support they need to stay in their homes and communities longer.” Both programs are campaign commitments and were launched in 2011. Changes to the programs are effective immediately. The Supportive Care Program helps people who have difficulty remembering and concentrating. Eligible recipients receive $500 per month for home support services such as respite and personal care and meal preparation. People with low incomes can also be reimbursed up to $495 per year for snow removal. “This extra support helps families rest a little easier,” said Premier Dexter. “By focusing on home care and other support services, government is helping seniors live their lives with grace and dignity, close to their family and friends.” The Personal Alert Program provides up to $480 a year to low-income seniors who live alone and have a history of falls, to buy a personal alert system. Tom MacNeil, district manager for seniors programs with the Annapolis Valley District Health Authority, works with many people who need supports and services to live independently. “We need to think differently and look for innovative solutions, and the changes announced today are good steps in that direction,” Mr. MacNeil said. “The personal alert system has the potential not only to help people, but is a cost-effective investment in our health-care system.” Continuing care services are available to all Nova Scotians who require ongoing care, for short or longer terms. Services range from home care supports and specialized equipment, to beds in nursing homes. These services are provided in a client’s home, a residential care facility or a nursing home. More information about Continuing Care is available at www.gov.ns.ca/health/ccs. To apply for the program or for more information call 1-800-225-7225, toll-free.last_img read more


first_img “Every megawatt of energy produced through the COMFIT program results in $2 million to $3 million of economic activity in the local community, so we’re very pleased to create the right conditions for these investments,” said Mr. Parker. “The two larger wind projects will result in $200 million in new investment and create good paying jobs. Together, these projects will help stabilize electricity prices in Nova Scotia and help the environment.” Allan Webber, warden of the Municipality of the District of Chester, said the area supports the province’s move towards cleaner energy sources. “The provincial government’s community feed-in tariff program provides us with a way to support the cleaner energy goals established by the province and also provides a mechanism for our municipality to generate additional revenue over time for the benefit of our constituents,” said Mr. Webber. “In Lunenburg County, we welcome the opportunity to generate and distribute electricity closer to home, while creating economic development opportunities and protecting the environment,” said Don Downe, mayor of the Municipality of Lunenburg. “We commend the province for their efforts in this area.” Mr. Parker and Energy deputy minister Murray Coolican also provided information and an overview of the Muskrat Falls/Maritime Link project. “This is one of the most important energy projects this province has had the opportunity to be involved in,” said Mr. Parker. “Partnering with our neighbors in Newfoundland and Labrador to bring clean, hydroelectricity through a subsea cable to Nova Scotia to help meet our energy needs and achieve environmental goals is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” The project will provide Nova Scotians with a reliable source of clean energy at predictable, stable rates for 35 years. It is the lowest long-term cost option for the province to meet federal environmental requirements. It will also provide jobs, generate economic activity and give the province a second connection to the North American electricity grid, for more options to purchase energy. Nova Scotia’s energy plan will ensure the lowest, fairest electricity rates for Nova Scotians now and in the future, said Energy Minister Charlie Parker in Bridgewater today, Feb. 20. Mr. Parker is visiting communities across the province to share details of the energy plan, which he said can be summed up in five words: local, reliable, green, tax-free and efficient. “We promised to make life better for Nova Scotia families,” said Mr. Parker. “To fulfill that commitment, we had to do two things: end the practice of paying provincial tax on basic home electricity, and develop a realistic, forward-thinking, innovative, competitive, made-in Nova Scotia approach to ensure Nova Scotians pay the lowest, fairest electricity rates possible now and in the future. “I am proud that we have been able to do both of those things.” Nova Scotia’s energy plan is already working in communities across the province. On the South Shore, the province has helped people enjoy the benefits of clean, green renewable electricity generated in their own backyards while encouraging local economic opportunities. Proposed energy-related projects in the region include: 2.3-megawatt community feed-in tariff (COMFIT) wind project for the Municipality of the District of Chester Watts Wind Energy’s two-megawatt COMFIT project in Bayswater the Mi’kmaq Rights Initiative’s four-megawatt COMFIT project in Whynachts Settlement a 78-megawatt South Canoe Wind Project between Chester and Windsor, led by Oxford Frozen Foods a 24-megawatt South Canoe Wind Project in Lunenburg County, led by Minas Paper Pulp and Powerlast_img read more


MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin says it has received just $700,000 of the $100 million that Foxconn Technology Group pledged to fund engineering and innovation research on the school’s flagship campus.A Wisconsin State Journal report Tuesday says progress has been slow since the world’s leading electronics manufacturer made the promise in August 2018.UW-Madison spokesman John Lucas says there has been “no significant progress in discussions.” The investment has been touted as “the largest research partnership in the university’s history.”Foxconn declined to comment.The university and company have partnered on projects with some success, including an internship program and the “Smart Cities-Smart Futures” manufacturing competition.Lucas says the $700,000 was used for a sponsored engineering research project.Foxconn plans to build a high-tech screen manufacturing plant in southeastern Wisconsin.___Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsjThe Associated Press read more


Video of handover ceremony Mr. Annan told a handover ceremony in New York for chairmanship of the so-called Group of 77 developing nations there were many promising signs that 2004 would be a positive year. Qatar takes over from Morocco as chairman of the group, now a coalition of 135 countries, whose aim is to promote the developing world’s collective economic interests and give it a stronger voice in international forums. “I hope it is an auspicious sign that Qatar will be guiding the G-77 in the year when we hope to push forward the Doha ‘development round’ of trade negotiations,’ he said. The Secretary-General observed that if the world is to achieve the Millennium Development Goals – such as halving extreme poverty – by their target date of 2015, then “we must move quickly to give developing nations free and fair access to global markets and to spare them from subsidized competition. Rich countries must recognize that it is in their self-interest to open up trade on fair terms.” He said the global economy is showing signs of improvement after the recent slowdown, pointing to a UN report that forecasts a global growth rate of 3.5 per cent this year. Mr. Annan added that particular attention should be given to the world’s most vulnerable countries, such as small island developing states and many nations in Africa. The Secretary-General paid tribute to Morocco’s leadership in 2003, which he said was a year “marked above all by the war in Iraq and the tragic events related to it – including the attack on the UN in Baghdad.” He noted: “The events of 2003 distracted the world’s leaders from dealing with other threats which, to most people, are equally immediate and real.” read more


NEW YORK, N.Y. – Sean Hannity is defending Fox News Channel president Bill Shine following a report that members of the controlling Murdoch family refused to release a statement of support for the executive.New York magazine cites anonymous sources in reporting that Shine recently asked 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch and his brother, Lachlan, who’s the company’s co-chairman, for a statement of support amid a spat of negative publicity for the network. Spokespeople for Shine and the Murdochs tell the magazine he never asked them directly for a statement.Hannity referenced the report in tweeting Thursday : “Somebody HIGH UP AND INSIDE F.N.C. is trying to get an innocent person fired.”Shine joined Fox News in 1996 and was a longtime producer for Hannity’s programs.Hannity is the last remaining prime-time star of a lineup that dominated cable news for many years. Hannity defends Fox News president Shine amid report by The Associated Press Posted Apr 28, 2017 7:10 am MDT Last Updated Apr 28, 2017 at 8:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more


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first_imgCONSUMER PRICES WERE 1.2 per cent higher in January than they were one year ago, according to the Central Statistics Office.The biggest single price increase was in the area of education, which rose by 4.7 per cent. Alcohol and tobacco also rose (4.5 per cent) as special offers in off licences and supermarkets shrank, while miscellaneous goods and services increased by 3.6 per cent.Communications fell by 5.7 per cent, while household furniture dropped by 3.3 per cent and clothes and shoes also fell (1.2 per cent), partly due to the post-Christmas sales.The Consumer Price Index found that prices in January fell by 0.5 per cent compared to December 2012. However food and drinks increased slightly.Pizza and crisps both rose by more than 7 per cent in January compared to the previous month, while cocoa, dried fruit and nuts, chocolate, lamb, goats and fish all saw month-on-month.Tea dropped by 6.4 per cent while jams, pasta products, coffee, ice cream and fruit juices all dropped in price.Read: Fuel costs rise for first time in five months: AA survey > Read: Energy usage in Ireland dropped 12 per cent in just three years >last_img read more


first_imgL’application Apple Store passe en version 2.0Apple a mis en ligne la version 2.0 de son application App Store. Une mise à jour qui apporte pour principale nouveauté la fonction EasyPay. Grâce à elle, il sera possible de payer certains de ses achats dans les magasins Apple via son téléphone, sans avoir à passer à la caisse. La version 2.0 de l’application Apple Store a été publiée il y a deux jours par la firme à la pomme. La grande nouveauté apportée par cette mise à jour est sans conteste l’arrivée de la fonctionnalité EasyPay, qui permet aux utilisateurs de payer certains produits des magasins Apple en scannant leur code barre avec leur iPhone 4 ou 4S. Le paiement sera réalisé via leur compte iTunes App Store, et ils n’auront ainsi plus à passer par la caisse.À lire aussiUn Français de 17 ans crée une appli pour aider les malvoyants à lire les étiquettes des produitsTous les produits ne pourront cependant pas être achetés de cette façon. Seuls les articles les moins chers des magasins d’Apple, comme les différents accessoires, pourront être payés avec la fonction EasyPay. En outre, celle-ci est pour l’heure uniquement disponible aux Etats-Unis, à l’instar de la seconde fonctionnalité introduite par la version 2.0 de l’application Apple Store. Baptisée Personal Pickup, celle-ci permet d’acheter un article sur l’app, puis de venir le récupérer dans le magasin de son choix. La commande sera prête en douze minutes seulement !Si elles devraient remporter un franc succès outre-Atlantique à l’approche de Noël, Apple n’a pas indiqué à quelle date ces deux fonctionnalités feront leur apparition en dehors des Etats-Unis. Le 10 novembre 2011 à 11:31 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


first_imgAtletico Madrid was defeated by Real Betis 1-0 today in Spanish La Liga tournament Sunday action.A single goal by Real Betis’ Sergio Canales was enough to defeat Atletico Madrid in the Spanish La Liga tournament.With this, the Colchoneros are now six points behind leaders.Atletico keeps the second position but is just now five points ahead of Real Madrid who is yet to play this Matchday.Los Merengues will play against Alaves in a few minutes to close today’s fixture.Atletico has now 12 wins in 22 matches, eight draws, and only two defeats.And for manager Diego Simeone, the only positive thing that happened today was the debut of Alvaro Morata.“I don’t think it’s fair to talk about it [the penalty decisions] after a defeat,” said Simeone to Spanish media outlet Marca.“You saw it clearly.”“I’m talking about the team,” he added after saying how he will not speak about a non-called foul in the rival’s area against Morata, but then the team got a penalty called against them.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“There were few occasions for the two [up top – Morata and Antoine Griezmann].”“We could not find solutions when the game drew to a close,” he added.“Morata had an important job in his first game.”“Let’s hope he continues to contribute,” Simeone wished.“I see it differently. I am optimistic and the good thing is that Barcelona drew.”Atletico will not have an easy way to return to the winning path, as they will host Real Madrid next week.The team will then visit Rayo Vallecano just before they host Italian Lega Serie A club Juventus in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.📸 | PHOTO GALLERYThe snaps of the #RealBetisAtleti match.➡ https://t.co/BDB1GDPWpp#AúpaAtleti pic.twitter.com/nXbuaAm8r0— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) February 3, 2019last_img read more


first_imgGlobal high-performance polymer manufacturer Victrex employs around 600 people in the UK in roles ranging from manufacturing to management. When Sally Knill joined as head of reward in 2013, it soon became apparent that a financial education programme was needed. “There was limited appreciation of the benefits on offer,” she says. “The pension trustees were looking to change this but the two-hour-long seminar they proposed was far from engaging.”Instead, Knill segmented the workforce by age and arranged for more life-stage focused workshops to be rolled out. As well as highlighting the benefits on offer, these workshops provided employees with information about everything from student loans to retirement options and spotting financial scams. “Knowledge increased significantly and we also saw a lot of employees using this to take out additional voluntary contribution (AVC) schemes to top up their pensions,” she says.A year later, Knill introduced a broader health and wellbeing strategy, which included financial wellbeing, and decided to build on the success of the programme. “We were closing our defined benefit pension scheme to future accrual so we wanted to provide more financial education to ensure employees understood the new scheme and were able to take advantage of it,” she explains.Taking the same segmented approach as before, but adding in one-to-ones for employees requiring more detailed guidance, the new programme had huge take-up and some very positive results. Just one employee has opted out of the new scheme with the majority choosing to pay in the 5% contribution the organisation was targeting. “Helping our employees make informed decisions about their finances is incredibly important for their wellbeing,” adds Knill.“This also translates into business benefits such as higher employee engagement and lower turnover. Financial education definitely deserves its place in the employee benefits mix.”last_img read more


first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen Now APD: gun used to shoot officer linked to five summer murdersSean Doogan and Josh Edge, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAnchorage Police said the gun used to “ambush” and shoot one of its officers early Saturday has now been linked to five area murders — committed from early July through late August.Native leaders hold symposium to discuss strengthening self-governmentDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksAlaska Native leaders from across the state are gathered in Fairbanks for a tribal self-governance symposium. The three-day event is sponsored by University of Alaska Fairbanks, the University of Arizona, the Tanana Chiefs Conference and the Casey Foundation.Obama’s Alaska regs could cling long into Trump’s termLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.As a candidate, President-elect Donald Trump vowed to dump Obama-era policies and unleash the energy industry to produce more oil, gas and coal. It would seem like good times for natural resource extraction in Alaska. Trump’s EPA may do a U-turn to help the Pebble mine, but some of President Obama’s Alaska policies will be harder to dismantle.Dakota Access pipeline protesters march in AnchorageElizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageAlaskans joined protesters around the country Tuesday staging demonstrations against the Dakota Access pipeline project, including two in Anchorage and one in downtown Juneau. The Standing Rock Sioux are protesting the project in North Dakota because they worry it will harm their water supply and disturb sacred sites. The cause has drawn support from Native and environmental groups nationwide.Dillingham grocery store stocks local, hydroponic greensAvery Lill, KDLG – DillinghamNo wind. No critters. No rain. Just the whir of machines and the smell of basil greet Kyle Belleque as he inspects his hydroponic garden. This Dillingham resident and lifelong rural Alaskan has been gardening for years, but this year is the first time he’s grown a garden in a containerized box.In Emmonak: need for repairs is urgent after fire cripples water systemTyler Stup, KNOM – NomeA fire in Emmonak has damaged the local water treatment plant. Emmonak’s mayor Wilbur Hootch said the cause of the fire is a suspected pump overload. The fire damaged the main vacuum pump.Will President Trump follow through on changing Denali’s name back to Mt. McKinley?Ellen Lockyer, Alaska Public Media – AnchoragePresident-elect Donald Trump made many a campaign promise during his run for the White House; shutting down the Environmental Protection Agency, and killing the Affordable Care Act were among those promises. But one of Trump’s rhetorical pledges affects Alaskans specifically: his Twitter vow to re-name Denali.NPR reporter Corey Flintoff on his Alaskan beginnings Lori Townsend, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageIf you’re a dedicated public radio listener than the dulcet tones of long time journalist Corey Flintoff are familiar to you. Flintoff retired in October after 27 years with NPR.last_img read more


first_imgReutersThe country’s topselling car maker, Maruti Suzuki India, on Thursday, posted a marginal 4.4 percent rise in profit to Rs 1,556.4 crore for the quarter ended June 30 from Rs 1,490.9 crore in the corresponding quarter last year. The auto maker’s total revenues from operations increased to Rs 19,777.4 crore from Rs 16,996 crore during the same period. Net sales expanded almost 17 percent to Rs 17,132 crore. The company sold 3.94 lakh vehicles in Q1, a growth of 13.2 percent over the same period last year. Of this, exports were at 26,140 units, financial daily Business Standard reported. The company’s operating profit increased 5.3 percent to Rs 2,331.2 crore but margins contracted by 150 basis points to 13.6 percent due to higher commodity prices and high expenses in sales promotion and marketing.The company said that growth in volumes, favourable product mix, higher non-operating income and cost reduction efforts contributed to the increase in profits. However, costs were impacted by higher commodity prices, sales promotions and marketing expenses.But the car maker missed estimates by Bloomberg analysts, with a rise in commodity prices and impact of GST biting its earning pie. Passenger vehicles sales in India declined 11.21 percent in June, the sharpest since March 2013 as companies curtailed dispatches to dealers ahead of the GST rollout on July 1. Automakers in India count despatches to dealers as sales.End of Thursday’s market close, the stock price was quoting at Rs 7,626.00, up Rs 48.05, or 0.63 percent after hitting a life high of Rs 7,679 on the BSE. And after today’s trade country’s market capitalisation stood at 2.29 lakh crore.last_img read more


first_imgAccording to researchers, a woman’s choice to fit in with a crowd or stand out may depend on the size of her high heels which explains the deep human urge to gain status in the society.The findings showed that women adopt local trends like changing the size of heels while moving to richer parts of the city but ignore them when they move to socio-economically lower areas.“In other words, most women want to look like rich girls and different from the poor girls,” said Kurt Gray, assistant professor at University of North Carolina in the US. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’While moving to posh cities, women tend to closely try and match the size of their heels with the heel size of other women in that city, showing a deep desire for conformity. However, on the contrary, in a bid to keep up with their individuality, they match the size of their heels with the size of their own past purchases, when shifting to poorer localities.The researchers labelled this phenomenon as “trickle down conformity”, because fashion preferences trickle down from the top but seldom up from the bottom.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“From the beginning of time, people have thirsted for respect and social standing, and have aligned themselves with the powerful and distanced themselves from the powerless. So it makes sense that they do the same with heel sizes,” Gray explained in the paper published in the journal PLOS ONE. This “aspirational fashion” of people want to look rich is getting more prevalent, with the increasing inequality in society and widening gap between rich and poor.  To examine this trend, the researchers teamed up with a large-online fashion retailer. They examined the size of high heels in five years of shoe purchases —16,236 in total _of 2007 women who moved between one of 180 US cities. Such aspirations also fuel the fortunes of fashion sites that provide high-status goods for low prices, the researchers noted, adding that the phenomenon may also apply to men. “Men do the same thing when they purchase clothes, electronics or cars,” Gray said.last_img read more


first_imgRelated posts:Bright as a veranera Swinging around Go, Jason, go! Not too shabby Caught in mid-air and in living color on Costa Rica’s southern Caribbean coast.For more stories and photos from Kristel, visit her blog, The Tiny Travelogue, or follow her (and her dog’s) adventures in the tropics and beyond on Facebook or Instagram. Would you like to submit a photo to our #TTPicOfTheDay series – the view from your home or favorite Costa Rican spot, or any other image you care to share? Please send horizontal photos at least 1100 pixels wide to kstanley@ticotimes.net. We’d love to see the sights with you. Facebook Commentslast_img read more


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first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Football is a young man’s game.Seventeen of the 27 players named AP First Team All-Pros in 2014 are 28 years of age or younger.NFL.com’s Elliot Harrison has decided to celebrate youth even further, by naming his All-Under-25 Team.Two members of the Arizona Cardinals, safety Tyrann Mathieu and kicker Chandler Catanzaro, landed on Harrison’s squad.Harrison on Mathieu:Unfortunately, we have yet to see a full, healthy season from the “Honey Badger.” But we certainly have seen the immense talent, particularly when it comes to his innate ability to just make plays. He can tackle, rush the passer and cover the slot. And here’s the thing: He’s still just 22 years old. As the pro game continues to slow down for him from a mental perspective, he’ll become even more of a beast.Mathieu had a decent sophomore season in 2014 after returning from a devastating knee injury that robbed him of the latter part of his rookie year. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo In 13 games, the former LSU star registered 37 tackles, four passes defensed, an interception and a fumble recovery. He missed a couple games late in the season with a fractured thumb, but played in the Cardinals’ final two regular season games and their playoff loss at Carolina.On Catanzaro:This might have been the toughest selection on the list, with Cody Parkey just about even-steven with Catanzaro. Parkey’s field goal percentage was one point higher (88.9 to 87.9), yet the Cardinals kicker was slightly better on kickoffs. Yep, we’re splitting hairs.The rookie from Clemson was outstanding after beating veteran Jay Feely for the placekicking job in training camp.Catanzaro hit on 29 of 33 field goal attempts and all 27 of his extra points in 2014. As Harrison points out, he was also outstanding on kickoffs, booting 50.6 percent of his kicks into or through the end zone for touchbacks, an improvement of almost 13 percent over Feely’s 2013 mark. Click here to check out the rest of Harrison’s All-Under-25 Team.center_img Comments   Share   Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more