first_imgAdam Scorgie is pulling off the seemingly impossible, making it big as a film producer while being based not in Los Angeles, New York or even Toronto, but Edmonton.Scorgie, 38, has produced a number of critically and commercially successful documentaries, including two on the business and culture of cannabis and Ice Guardians, a compelling piece of journalism on the misunderstood culture of National Hockey League enforcers. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: He’s now completed his new film, Making Coco: The Grant Fuhr Story, which will appear on Sportsnet this winter.For all his successes, Scorgie’s life could easily have gone in a vastly different direction, one that speaks to Scorgie’s fascination with morally murky topics like the cannabis trade and the world of violence and intimidation in the NHL.BY GREG SOUTHAM | EDMONTON JOURNAL Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Ill never be able to hold mine again

first_imgAPTN National NewsFamilies and friends of missing and murdered Aboriginal women were on Parliament Hill Tuesday.An independent group called Families of Sisters in Spirit held a vigil in memory of their lost loved ones.The group is determined to raise political awareness surrounding the issue.For some families, the vigil was a tough reminder of what they’ve lost.last_img

LLRC recommendation likely by March

The government is hoping to implement some of the recommendations of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) by March this year.External Affairs Minister G.L Peiris told reporters today that the government will not formally submit the LLRC report to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) which is meeting in March. Responding to a question on this Minister Peiris said that the recommendations of the LLRC might be implemented by March and if so then the concerns raised on Sri Lanka will also be addressed. The UNHRC is expected to once again discuss Sri Lanka and may even take up the UN expert panel report on the final stages of the war in the country.

EU delegation to visit Sri Lanka to review reconciliation process

A delegation of the European Parliament is to visit Sri Lanka to discuss national reconciliation and greater women’s empowerment.The EU office in Colombo said that progress on national reconciliation and ways to empower Sri Lankan women politically and economically will be the focus of the visit from 31 October to 3 November 2016 by a four member delegation from the European Parliament. The European Union has nearly doubled its development assistance to Sri Lanka for the years up to 2020 to €210 million (approximately LKR 34 billion), financing projects on the nonrecurrence of conflict, as well as trade development and reducing poverty in Sri Lanka’s poorest estate and rural areas. The EU will also provide support under the Government’s Peacebuilding Priority Plan. (Colombo Gazette) The Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) will visit Colombo, Trincomalee and Batticaloa to meet government, local government, parliamentary and civil society representatives. The MEPs will also visit European Union-supported projects in Trincomalee and Batticaloa. The projects, in the areas of psychosocial care, housing, dairy, and waste management, are implemented by the Family Rehabilitation Centre, UN-Habitat, the Food and Agriculture Organisation and United Nations Office for Project Services.During his recent visit to Brussels, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe met the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss issues including Sri Lanka’s application for GSP Plus, the role of SAARC, accountability and justice, minority rights and poverty alleviation. They will also look at the groundwork laid for a successful GSP+ application. The visiting delegation will be led by Ms. Jean Lambert (UK), Chair of the Delegation for Relations with Countries of South Asia, and include Sajjad Karim (UK), Thomas Mann (Germany) and Ms. Ulrike Müller (Germany). read more

Peel Police searching for murder suspect

Peel Police are searching for a man in connection with a deadly shooting in Mississauga.Officers were called to the area of Rathburn Rd. and Dixie Rd. around 5 a.m. Monday morning for reports of shots fired.Police found the body of a 26-year-old woman outside a home.The suspect has been identified as 39-year-old Joseph Chang of Toronto.Police say he and the victim knew each other.Chang is believed to be driving a black Infiniti with the licence plate CAXM 834.Police say he is considered armed and dangerous and are asking anyone who sees him or the vehicle to call 911.

Ending 2001 session committee recommends measures to bolster UN peacekeeping

At the close of its 2001 session yesterday, the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations approved its report on the comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects, which has been the panel’s mandate since its establishment in 1965.Among the recommendations, the report suggests that a Director of Management be created in the Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations and that the Peacekeeping Best Practices Unit be strengthened. A small new unit in the Office of Mission Support should also be created to assist in developing overall policy guidance for administrative support.The Special Committee – which is made up of 100 UN Member States, mostly current or past contributors of peacekeeping personnel – reiterated its support for Integrated Mission Task Forces and recommended further strengthening of the Office of Operations, so that the latter could focus on planning, mission support, and consultation with Member States. The report also recommended reinforcing the Situation Centre as a vital component of strengthening the overall coordination function assigned to the Office. The report also asks the Security Council to consider the possibility of putting into action recommendations of the Panel on United Nations Peace Operations to strengthen cooperation between troop-contributing countries, the Council and the UN Secretariat. It further asks the Council to give “serious and timely consideration” to proposals for a new mechanism of consultation between the Council and troop-contributing countries.Other recommendations included improving the Department’s civilian recruitment processes, support for an upgrade of the Mine Action Service and the creation of a limited capability in the Civilian Police Division to assist on criminal law and judicial issues.It is estimated that the new proposals would cost an additional $2 million to the world body’s regular budget for 2002-03 and another $25 million for the support budget for the first six months of 2002. read more

Eurozone worries to pressure stocks loonie traders look to bank earnings

TORONTO – Traders can look forward to what will likely be another week of high anxiety after worries about the eurozone continued to erode gains on the TSX last week.But there will be some distraction during a shortened trading week in Canada in the form of quarterly earnings reports from some of the country’s big banks, along with the latest readings on Canadian retail sales and U.S. durable goods orders.Investors will also look to see if the loonie can find a more solid perch. The Canadian currency has swooned about three US cents during May, largely because of market nervousness over the eurozone.Uncertainty has persuaded traders to pile into safe havens such as U.S. Treasuries and avoid riskier assets such as commodities (which have fallen to multi-month lows) and resource-based currencies such as the Canadian dollar.“In the immediate near term, we have a spike higher in risk aversion,” said Camilla Sutton, chief currency strategist at Scotia Capital.“It sends flows into the U.S. market, the U.S. dollar really, just because the U.S. is the deepest capital market in the world. I think the other side is that Europe is a global problem and if there is an escalation in the European crisis, it has global growth ramifications and that will weigh on commodity prices and in turn the Canadian economy and the Canadian dollar.”Slowing global economic conditions coupled with uncertainty over whether Greece will stay in the eurozone and growing problems with Spanish banks sent the TSX tumbling 3.54 per cent last week, leaving the main index at its worst levels since October. This week will see only four days of trading on the TSX, as the exchange shuts down for the Victoria Day holiday Monday.The worry is that Greek political parties dead set against the austerity programs that have made crucial bailouts possible will be in an influential position after the next election June 17. A repudiation of those agreements would likely trigger a default and Greece would have to exit the eurozone.In the meantime, worries are spreading to Spain, which is deemed to big to bail out.Ratings agency Moody’s Investor Services downgraded 16 Spanish banks Thursday as they face a rising tide of bad loans linked to Spain’s recession, a gloomy real estate market and high unemployment.Spain’s central bank said Friday that the level of bad loans on the books of the country’s banks has risen to an 18-year high.“We’re starting to see that, the concerns about the banks are pretty seriously spreading even beyond Greece out to Spain certainly and even Italy, we’re seeing banks about to get downgraded, regions are getting downgraded,” said Colin Cieszynski, market analyst at CMC Markets Canada.“There’s quite a bit of concern out there and this could go on for awhile because nothing is going to get resolved before the Greek election, which is a month away and we’re going to see that uncertainty continue.”Meanwhile, traders are expecting another healthy run of quarterly reports from the big Canadian banks.“The Canadian economy ran pretty well during the winter as we know from the employment reports so you would think their general core banking operations should be pretty good,” said Cieszynski.He said the banks will continue to see weakness in revenue from their capital markets divisions, reflecting a downturn on stock markets late in the quarter.“That’s likely because we had a pretty good run to the beginning of March then things tailed off. You will probably see mixed results out of there.”CIBC World Markets expects average earnings for the big banks to decline by four per cent from the previous quarter, but up five per cent from the same quarter a year earlier.“The sequential earnings contraction is largely due to the shorter quarter but is also being driven by a softer market outlook,” said CIBC’s Robert Sedran.He is also looking for dividend increases from National Bank (TSX:NA), Canadian Western Bank (TSX:CWB) and Laurentian Bank (TSX:LB).Bank of Montreal hands in earnings Wednesday while TD Bank (TSX:TD) and Royal Bank (TSX:RY) report the following day. Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) will deliver its earnings report on May 29, with National Bank and CIBC (TSX:CM) following up on May 30.It’s a thin week for economic news.In Canada, Statistics Canada is expected to report retail sales rose by 0.4 per cent in March following a 0.2 per cent dip in the previous month. Economists say sales will be affected by a pullback in auto sales.In the U.S., it is expected that durable goods order for April rose 0.5 per cent following a 3.9 per cent slide in March, which was largely caused by a drop in aircraft orders. It is expected a rebound in business equipment demand will support the rise. by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted May 20, 2012 6:00 am MDT Eurozone worries to pressure stocks, loonie; traders look to bank earnings AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Queen was told she should not marry Duke of Edinburgh by courtiers

first_imgThe Queen has been happily married to the Duke of Edinburgh for nearly 70 years, recently referring to him as her “strength and stay”.But the royal couple may never have got together – if the Queen had listened to her courtiers.Biographer A.N. Wilson has revealed the young Elizabeth was told frequently that the Duke was the wrong man to marry because he is too funny. All the courtiers said he was entirely the wrong person to chooseAN Wilson ‘The fact that he makes all these so-called gaffes, well I don’t think they are gaffes. They are the kind of jokes a naval officer of a certain age might make. I think [they are] made rather wonderfully.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img Despite their concerns, the couple’s engagement was officially announced in July 1947 when the Queen was 21 years old. They married in November that year, four years before her coronation.Wilson told the audience the Duke’s first comment to the Queen after her coronation at Westminster Abbey was “where did you get that hat?” ‘Many of his jokes are extremely funny,” he said. “He has been what she has described which is a tower of strength. She was warned the then naval officer was “entirely the wrong person to choose” and made “gaffes”, he said.Speaking at Cheltenham Literary Festival, Wilson, who has recently written a biography on the monarch, said: “When she made it quite clear from the age of about 14 that she was in love with Prince Philip, who was a beautiful German Prince with blond hair, all the courtiers said he was entirely the wrong person to choose.“They said it for lots of reasons, but the fact is he was wrong. The Queen is very reserved, diligent person. He isn’t. He was a naval officer and he was also quite funny.”last_img read more

Radu Voina is a newold coach of Oltchim

← Previous Story Anja Andersen about Oltchim: “They don’t think long term” Next Story → Men’s EURO 2012 Qualification (Round 3): “Exciting Wednesday” Radu Voina Coach of the Romanian national team, with whom as a chief, Romania won bronze medal at the EHF EURO 2010, Radu Voina, will replace Anja Andersen at the coach position in Oltchim Valcea. He will stay in the club until end of the season and try to achieve EHF Champions League semifinals.Two years ago he led this team to the EHF CL semifinal.

The last Kodachrome film canister has been developed

first_imgIt’s a sad day for fans of vintage photography: today is the first day forever in which it will be impossible to print out one of Kodak‘s legandary and beautifully toned canisters of Kodachrome film, after the last lab that processed it has stopped accepting orders.The manufacturing of Kodachrome film stopped last year much to many photographer’s regret, as it had a beauty, refinement and color palette that gave images a wistful, almost ethereal and fairy tale like look.AdChoices广告At its peak, Kodachrome film was printed at 25 different labs across the world, but up until yesterday, only one remained: Dwayne’s Photo in the small town of Parsons, Kansas.The owner of Dwayne’s Photo is Dwayne Steinle, and the reason they are no longer going to produce Kodachrome prints is because they’re simply out of the chemicals it takes to process the film, and there’s no where else to get them anymore.Just like that, a legendary film from a legendary company has been snuffed out. The last snapshot developed? A picture of all of Dwayne’s employees, and the epigraph: “The best slide and movie film in history is now officially retired. Kodachrome: 1935-2010.”Read more at New York Timeslast_img read more

How to watch the Lyrid meteor shower tonight and why you should

first_imgIf you happen to have some dark sky where you live the Lyrid meteor shower will be peaking tonight, possibly shooting as many as 20 meteors an hour right above your head.If you needed evidence that we’re doing something right with how we measure time as a species, the Lyrid meteor shower is it. The shiny space debris finds itself over our heads at almost the exact same time every year, with the peak of the shower hitting on April 22 routinely. The entirety of the shower lasts typically from April 16th to the 25th, but the peak of the shower is when you’re most likely to be able to casually look up and see dozens of shooting stars fill the sky.The Lyris meteor shower’s annual light show competes directly with the nearly full Moon, and as a result is best viewed in the hours before sunrise. If you’re planning to lay out and wait for the shower to appear, NASA advises not to focus directly on Lyra. The more impressive visuals will happen if your lay flat on your back or reclined and stare straight up at the sky, otherwise you’ll only see Lyrids with tails that are either short and unimpressive or nonexistent.Named for its position near the constellation Lyra, the Alpha Lyrids are the result of the historically famous Comet Thatcher. Thatcher was last seen streaking across our skies on the eve of the US Civil War in 1861, and is expected to return during the year of America’s quincentennial in 2276. We’ll never get to see Comet Thatcher for ourselves, but at least you can wrap up your Earth Day by checking out an impressive light show as a result of its existence. Hopefully it won’t be accused of any crash landings this year.last_img read more

Ridgefield mayor Council ready to name new manager

first_imgAfter a closed-door meeting Monday afternoon, Ridgefield Mayor Ron Onslow said the City Council knows who its next city manager will be.The council will name one of two high-profile candidates for the city’s top administrative job at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall. In the meantime, city staffers will work on a contract proposal, which will also go up for a vote at the meeting, Onslow said. The remaining finalists are Clark County Commissioner Steve Stuart and Vancouver Police Department’s assistant chief, Chris Sutter. Onslow couldn’t say which one the councilors want, but he was confident they’re prepared to deliver a decision. “It was a great meeting,” he said. “We talked a great deal about the candidates and we talked about the contract.”Sutter declined to talk about the situation with The Columbian until the hire has been announced, and Stuart didn’t respond to requests for comment. In a previous interview with The Columbian, Onslow praised each of the finalists and said he was excited to hear what staff and residents think of them. Sutter, 52, served as Vancouver’s interim police chief for about a year after former Chief Cliff Cook resigned amid a number of controversies. Last fall, Sutter applied to fill the position permanently, but the city went with James McElvain instead.last_img read more

Disney on Ice makes return to South Florida

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – The magic of “Disney on Ice” making a stop in South Florida this weekend.The show features four of Disney fans’ favorite stories: “Frozen,” “Toy Story,” “The Little Mermaid” and “Cars” all hitting the ice.“It’s amazing cause we’re actually the only show that has the cars out driving on the ice,” said performer Sophie Harding. “It’s really really cool to see them, you know, moving around. And all the kids get really excited cause it’s like Radiator Springs right in front of them.”Lightning McQueen and the rest of the gang will be at the American Airlines Arena till Sunday.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

UN calls for pressure on China Russia over Rohingya crisis

first_imgSpecial Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee addresses a news conference after her report to the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, 13 March, 2017. Photo: ReutersThe United Nations’ independent investigator into human rights in Myanmar has called for international pressure on China and Russia to try to get them to oppose human rights abuses in Myanmar.UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee, who was last week barred by the Myanmar government from visiting the country, singled out China and Russia because they had failed to back some moves in the UN aimed at trying to halt the Myanmar military’s crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim community in Rakhine province.”I’d like to ask the international community to continue to work with China and Russia to persuade them to stand on the side of human rights,” Lee told Reuters in an interview.Neither has joined the United States, the European Union, and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in condemning the crackdown that has led to the exodus of what aid agencies estimate to be 655,000 refugees into Bangladesh.In response to Lee, Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said that “external actors” adding pressure over human rights will not help to resolve the issue, and may make it more complicated.This would not be in the interests of Myanmar, its neighbours or the international community, she said at a regular news briefing in Beijing on Thursday. “We hope that countries or individuals external to the issue can create a positive environment that is more conducive to Myanmar resolving the issue for themselves,” Hua added.The Russian foreign ministry did not respond to a request for comment.The Russian government has previously warned against interfering in Myanmar’s internal affairs. Russia’s ambassador to Myanmar, Nikolay Listopadov has said it is “against excessive intervention, because it won’t lead to any constructive results.”BARRIER TO ICCThe Myanmar armed forces are accused by members of the Rohingya community and human rights advocates of carrying out killings, rapes and village burnings, in what top officials in the United Nations and United States have described as ethnic cleansing.The Russian and Chinese stance is particularly important because either of them can block the UN Security Council from referring allegations of crimes against humanity to the International Criminal Court in the Hague. The ICC cannot act against Myanmar without a referral because Myanmar is not an ICC member.Myanmar has denied human rights abuses, saying its military is engaged in a legitimate counter-insurgency operation. The military exonerated itself of all accusations of atrocities in an internal investigation, which published its findings on 13 Nov.Myanmar’s foreign affairs ministry has said Lee was not objective or impartial in a report she issued in July, and it wanted a fair investigator.Lee said there had to be a fair, partial and independent investigation.”The families of the victims have a right to know what happened, and I think the people of Myanmar need to know what happened, because we’re seeing, in front of our eyes, the worst humanitarian crisis.”Surveys of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh by aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres have shown at least 6,700 Rohingya were killed in Rakhine state in the month after violence flared in late August, the aid group said last week.The special rapporteur also criticised recent government crackdowns on media in Myanmar, including the arrest this month of two Reuters journalists who had reported on the crisis in Rakhine.She said that the authorities were creating “a national gag” that would prevent journalists from reporting what they see. “That will have consequences on the general public too – people will not be able to speak as freely.”Myanmar has said the reporters “illegally acquired information with the intention to share it with foreign media.”last_img read more

Dells 600 Alienware X51 is now available with Ubuntu

first_imgDell, the on-again-off-again friend of desktop Linux, has announced its first Ubuntu-powered gaming PC. The X51, Alienware’s console-lookalike, will soon ship with Ubuntu Linux and full graphics driver support, with gaming-ready specs, starting at $599.The whole deal hinges on a company that is not partner to the release but will be one of primary beneficiaries: Valve. The company’s release of Steam for Linux opened the door for announcements like this by making parts of their gaming catalog available on desktop Linux. While their Linux-ready lineup is just a fraction of the overall Steam catalog, it is up to 210 games and includes must-haves like Team Fortress 2 and Counter-Strike. There are also popular indies like FTL and SpaceChem, and games you should play but haven’t, like Frozen Synapse.The Ubuntu X51 at $599 isn’t much to brag about, but it’ll be more than enough to play indie offerings and newer games at 720p. The system will ship with a dual-core Intel Core i3-3220 CPU, 6GB of RAM, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 645, and a 1TB hard drive.The next two models up move to $749 and then $849, first with a CPU bump and then a jump to the GTX 660, a very respectable graphics option. The top-tier pre-configured model starts at $1049. It gets a Core i7-3770, but will feature the same 8GB of RAM, GTX 660, and 1TB hard drive of the lower model.Alienware isn’t offering an SSD upgrade yet, but they do offer one in the $1049 Windows 8 X51. Dell’s pricey XPS 13 Developer Edition, which runs Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, also ships with a 256GB SSD. It’s not clear why the Ubuntu X51 is being left out, but maybe Dell is just limiting options while the get the product underway.The X51’s version of Ubuntu was not specified in Dell or Alienware’s sites, but a sensible choice would be 12.04 LTS.Dell announcing an Ubuntu gaming PC might not seem like a big deal to computer builders who already have gaming rigs and don’t need a computer manufacturer’s help to install Ubuntu, there are two details here that should not escape notice though. The first of these is support. When you buy a computer from Dell (or Lenovo or HP, etc.) you have someone to blame when things go wrong. Dell probably won’t help you set up SAMBA so you can share files between this machine and your Windows computers, but the company will get you through some basic issues. Dell will also ensure your graphics drivers will play nicely with Ubuntu today and in the immediate future.The second important part of this release is the timing. Valve officially announced Steam for Linux and shortly thereafter Dell has a Linux gaming PC — it’s a clear testament to the influence Steam has in the PC gaming market. The Linux catalog is still sparse, but Valve’s commitment to non-Windows gaming will go a long way, as will programs like Humble Indie Bundle, which only features games which work cross-platform between Windows, Mac, and Linux.The Ubuntu X51 is available for purchase today and should begin shipping on the 15th.last_img read more

Scientists to Search for EarthLike Planets with Worlds Largest Telescope

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. It’s been an exciting week for space exploration. Following news that NASA’s Orion spacecraft launch was a success, the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) council announced that plans to build the world’s largest telescope — called the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) — have been officially approved.The telescope will be constructed at the top of Cerro Armazones, a mountain in Chile’s Atacama Desert, which also home to the Cerro Armazones Observatory. The contracts for the work come to nearly $2.5 million.Related: NASA Takes a Step Toward Mars With Test LaunchThe E-ELT is an aperture optical and infrared telescope with a surface of 128 feet (39 meters). ESO Director-General Tim de Zeeuw explained in a statement that the telescope’s light-collecting surface will be able to help identify star populations in galaxies that are close to ours and planets that are similar in mass to Earth.  The plans were approved in 2012, though the building could only begin when 90 percent of the funding came through, according to Space.com. The project is estimated to be completed in 2024, with “phase one” of the construction — the telescope’s main structure and dome — starting in 2015. Related: Meet the Entrepreneurs at the Forefront of the Space Race Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals December 5, 2014center_img 2 min read Register Now »last_img read more

Google Assistant Can Now Read And Reply To Messages From More Messaging

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Poet James Fenton wins PEN Pinter freespeech prize

first_img Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober The award was established in 2009 in memory of Nobel Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter. It goes jointly to a British writer seen as sharing Pinter’s “unflinching, unswerving” social gaze and to an international writer who has faced persecution, chosen by the British winner and PEN.Organizers said Tuesday the joint winner will be announced Oct. 6.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywallcenter_img Comments   Share   LONDON (AP) — Poet James Fenton has won the PEN Pinter Prize, a writing award that celebrates champions of free speech.Fenton is a former Oxford University professor of poetry and war correspondent. Many of his poems deal with conflict and its aftermath, including those in the collections “The Memory of War” and “Children in Exile.”Maureen Freely, president of writers’ group English PEN, said Fenton “has spoken truth to power — forcefully, fearlessly and beautifully.” Check your body, save your life Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona How men can have a healthy 2019last_img read more


first_img 0 Comments   Share   The edits from there gave Arians the dramatic dog treatment. *more dramatic*@lukezim pic.twitter.com/UndfIWc2jT— darth™ (@darth) January 17, 2016 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Priceless reaction from Bruce Arians. Like a big ol’ sheepdog who thought his master was coming through the door but it was just the cat.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 17, 2016It even got as crazy as dramatic dog-Arians-cat-ferret.”more dramatic all i could fit is a ferret i am sorry”@lukezim pic.twitter.com/EN5tvrbRrr— darth™ (@darth) January 17, 2016 Bruce Arians just did the dramatic hamster on national TV!— Andy Hutchins (@AndyHutchins) January 17, 2016Of course, we wouldn’t be here without citing the godfather of the dramatic memes. Here’s a mashup of dramatic Bruce Arians with dramatic gopher.Better version dramatic Bruce Arians. pic.twitter.com/R2SzRBLfNA— MarcusD (@_MarcusD_) January 17, 2016 Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Everything that goes on the Internet begins with a short clip. What happens from there is always a guess.This time, Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians reacted to a penalty following Patrick Peterson’s negated 100-yard pick-six with surprise. And it reminded of the familiar and classic dramatic gopher meme.Thus, Dramatic Bruce Arians was born.Bruce Arians reaction lol pic.twitter.com/pkfGdW2iuj— MarcusD (@_MarcusD_) January 17, 2016 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling – / 40last_img read more

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