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first_img Top Stories Your browser does not support the audio element. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling LISTEN: Bruce Arians, Cardinals Head Coach Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires “He had two poor decisions,” head coach Bruce Arians told Arizona Sports 620’s Dan Bickley Show with Vince Marotta Monday. “He needed to make better decisions back there and we’re going to talk a little bit about how we’re returning the football and improving the area.”This season, Peterson has has returned 24 punts for 161 yards, which ranks 17th in the NFL. His 6.7 yards per return places him 20th out of the 23 eligible players. While Peterson still possesses elite playmaking ability, with the value he provides at corner and his recent struggles, it might make sense to turn to another player with return experience. Arians said they will explore their options.“Tyrann (Mathieu)’s done it, but he’s playing some 60 plays a game too right now,” the coach added. “Javier (Arenas) has done it. We have a number of returners we could possibly put back there.”However, Arians made it clear Peterson is their first choice if the third-year pro can return to form. “We’d like to straighten it out with Pat because he can hit the home run.” Arizona Cardinals’ cornerback Patrick Peterson has developed into one of the premier defensive backs in the league, but he’s struggled at what used to be his calling card: returning punts.In Peterson’s rookie year, he returned 44 punts for 699 yards and four touchdowns, earning him first-team All-Pro honors. However, he has seen his production decline in the last two seasons, and had some serious issues on punts Sunday in a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, highlighted by a muffed punt. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Rep Whiteford approves bills giving families and seniors tax relief

first_img Categories: News,Whiteford News State Rep. Mary Whiteford of Casco Township today approved legislation giving Michigan families and seniors broader income tax relief.The legislation continues and increases personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on their state income taxes. Other bills in the package provide additional tax relief for senior citizens.“The recent federal tax overhaul inadvertently created an increase in state taxes for Michiganders,” Whiteford said. “This legislation ensures that our state taxes will not be affected and even gives more tax relief to individuals and families.”One of the bills ensures Michigan taxpayers will be able to continue claiming personal exemptions on their income taxes after federal tax reforms signed into law last month. The bill increases the state personal exemption from the current $4,000 to $4,800 by the 2020 tax year.The legislation also provides a tax credit for those 62 and older — $100 for single filers and $200 for joint filers – in addition to the personal exemption increase. A third bill would allow taxpayers in Michigan cities with an income tax to continue to claim exemptions.The House specifically added a provision to make sure public school funding is not negatively affected by the proposal.House Bills 5420-22 advance to the Senate for consideration### 25Jan Rep. Whiteford approves bills giving families and seniors tax relieflast_img read more

Vodafone España has made its TV service available

first_imgVodafone España has made its TV service available via Samsung smart TVs, enabling users of Samsung 2017 and later models to access all the Vodafone TV services they subscribe to on the TV without the need for a set-top box.Vodafone said that Samsung smart TV users would be able to access full seasons of their favourite series, thousands of movies in all genres, and a broad on-demand catalogue that also spans kids, sports and music titles as well as seven-day catch-up and startover TV.Vodafone TV users can access content via up to four devices including smartphones, tablets PC and smart TV, enabling them to use Samsung devices as a secondary platform. They can access content simultaneously on two devices.Qualifying viewers need to have a Samsung TV from 2017 or later that is connected to the internet via WiFi or Ethernet, to be able to access the Samusng Smart Hub app store and to have an active Vodafone multiscreen account.last_img read more