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first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Arizona Cardinals receiver Anquan Boldin will call it a career after 14 NFL seasons, ESPN’s Jim Trotter first reported.In a statement, Boldin said he wanted to commit his time to humanitarian work and fight for human rights. He added that his “life’s purpose is bigger than football.” Statement from Anquan Boldin on his decision to retire:— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) August 21, 2017The news comes as a surprise and three days after Boldin caught a pass for the Buffalo Bills in the team’s preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Top Stories Buffalo Bills’ Anquan Boldin warms up before a preseason NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img 8 Comments   Share   Boldin, the 54th overall pick by the Cardinals in the 2003 NFL Draft, is second in Arizona’s record book with 586 receptions, behind Larry Fitzgerald’s 1,125. Additionally, Boldin is fourth in franchise history with 7,520 receiving yards and holds the second spot for most receiving yards in a single game with 217 yards against the Detroit Lions on Sept. 7, 2003 — his first NFL game.The 2003 Offensive Rookie of the Year — he still holds the NFL rookie record with 101 receptions that season — three-time Pro Bowler and one-time Super Bowl champion also won the 2015 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.He is ninth in NFL history in total receptions (1,076) and 14th in receiving yards (13,779).The 36-year-old spent the first seven years of his professional career suiting up for the Cardinals. He then joined the Baltimore Ravens from 2010-12 before playing for the San Francisco 49ers in 2013-15. Boldin played with the Lions last year. According to Pro Football Focus’ Nathan Jahnke, Boldin recorded 3,495 yards after the catch. That ranks third, behind Wes Welker and Fitzgerald. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

33500 fired from Turkish law enforcement for FETÖ Terrorist group links

first_imgTurkey’s top police chief said 33,500 police officers, from chiefs to policemen in lower ranks, were suspended and dismissed from the force for their links to the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ). Speaking to Demirören News Agency (DHA), Celal Uzunkaya, director of the National Police, said both before and after the July 15, 2016 coup attempt, 33,500 people were suspended, dismissed or arrested for their affiliations with the terrorist group.FETÖ is accused of carrying out the 2016 coup attempt through its infiltrators in the military.Uzunkaya also stated that a “legal process” was launched for 240,000 FETÖ suspects in the public sector, and 85,000 of them were arrested. “We don’t have a staff shortage due to dismissals. We boosted law enforcement with new hiring,” Uzunkaya noted.FETÖ, which posed as a charity movement with religious undertones for decades, had managed to infiltrate its members into law enforcement, the military, the judiciary and the bureaucracy over the years. Most were recruited before they applied to the military, police or law schools, and FETÖ is accused of stealing questions and answers for exams for admission to those schools, easily planting its members without suspicion. The group’s members in law enforcement and the judiciary were at the forefront in FETÖ’s first attempt to overthrow the government in 2013.This coup attempt, under the guise of a graft probe targeting people close to the government, was thwarted, marking a turning point in the fight against FETÖ. Authorities started cracking down on the group’s members after the first coup attempt and was about to start purging more of its infiltrators in the military when the 2016 coup attempt that killed 251 people took place.Tens of thousands of people were arrested or detained following the 2016 coup bid, and new investigations have disclosed previously unknown infiltrators in law enforcement. Some police officers were also caught red-handed while assisting the soldiers behind the 2016 attempts, such as former police chief Mithat Aynacı who was caught in a tank commanded by putschists in Istanbul and former chiefs of police intelligence caught as they were helping putschists to seize police intelligence headquarters in the capital Ankara. By Dr Shahid Qureshi :- London best pest control last_img read more