British Airways cabin crew may hold third strike

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: J.L Another strike may be on the cards for British Airways as its disgruntled cabin crew plan a third round of industrial action.Unite members, who finished a round of strikes earlier this month, are reportedly set to conduct a fresh ballot with 11,000 members.According to The Guardian, the trade union has already completed preparations for the vote and could be notifying the carrier today, meaning voting will begin next week.Strike action will start as soon as 3 August if it is voted through by members, coinciding with the peak summer holiday season, and spelling bad news for BA, which suffered a 14.2 percent dip in passenger numbers in May.However, a BA spokesperson told e-Travel Blackboard this morning that nothing had been confirmed as yet and that BA and Unite are still in discussion.BA cabin crew are fighting for a reinstatement of travel perks, which the carrier cut after walkouts in March.In a recent letter to members, the joint general secretaries of Unite Tony Woodley and Derek Simpson accused the carrier of being “vindictive” in its disciplinary measures. <a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a>last_img read more

All joking aside an odd coping mechanism could be

first_imgAll joking aside, an odd coping mechanism could be the reason the Minnesota Vikings have blown leads and are sitting at 0-4.“The knock against Donovan [McNabb]…is his intensity level is not what it needs to be, both throughout the week and during games,” said Ron Wolfley, co-host of Arizona Sports 620’s Doug & Wolf Show. Wolfley was quick to add that this is not his opinion, but something he has heard around the NFL. Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocationcenter_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Apparently McNabb’s way of coping with the pressure brought on by a close game is to start laughing and joking with his teammates. This may be a great way to break the tension, but Wolfley said that seeing a man who commands respect throughout the NFL, like McNabb, smiling his way through the fourth quarter is demoralizing.“He is a king in the locker room and you can’t have a mad king in the locker room,” said Wolfley, adding that joking around after a loss — especially a close one — can take the intensity that is needed to improve for next week and drop it through the floor.“Football is a sobering game and it’s played by serious people,” Wolfley said.When the Cardinals come to town on Sunday, it is going to be a test for two teams who entered the seasons with high hopes and the glint of a possible stunner season in their eyes. Two teams who now have won just a single game between them.We’ll see who has the last laugh on Sunday.last_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments   Share   “This is two games we haven’t done as good a job as the first three. But, we’ve got a bunch of guys that will work hard and we’ll get back to it,” said Whisenhunt. “I’m not going to lose sight that we’re 4-1. We’re a good football team, we just didn’t play as well as we can tonight and that’s what we’ve got to get corrected.”Whisenhunt went on to say that he’s going to use the extra days off to get to make these corrections and get his team healthy for their next game against the Buffalo Bills.“We’ve got a chance to get couple of days to get healthier and get back and get focused and that’s what we’ll do,” said Whisenhunt.”No matter what else happens we’re in first place so we’ll keep working.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Arizona Cardinals’ winning streak has come to an end with a resounding thud. Right off the bat, it didn’t look good as the St. Louis Rams marched down the field for a touchdown on the opening drive of the game. After the opening series, the Cardinals defense managed to settle down and forced the Rams quarterback Sam Bradford to throw 12 straight incompletions.The Cardinals had a handful of chances late in the game to set up a comeback they always seem to pull off. But, dropped passes and a lack of run offense killed any momentum the Cardinals had. Top Stories “We didn’t make plays in the first half that could’ve changed that game. We gave up two big plays defensively, which is tough, but offensively we had a lot of dropped balls tonight,” said Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt. “Missed throws, dropped balls, we didn’t protect well, we didn’t run it well and with all that being said we still had a change at the end of the game to get back in it.” The Rams defense held the Cardinals to only a field goal and tore through the Cardinals offensive line to bring down quarterback Kevin Kolb a total of nine times.“It’s always easy to say ‘you had this many sacks up front,’ but you’ve got to look at some of the other factors that contribute,” said Whisenhunt. “If we make a play or two that can takes the pressure off the line we’re able to do some different things and we didn’t get that done. So we’ve got to look at what we’ve got to do better.”This marked the first time this season the Cardinals failed to put at least 20 points on the board. It’s also the second straight game Kolb has been sacked at least eight times. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more