first_img“He works his tail off and he’s really ahead of schedule in his rehab,” Cardinals GM Steve Keim told ProFootballTalk. The exact schedule that Mathieu figured to be on was always a bit unclear, as every player is different with regards to how quickly they can return to the field after an injury like the one he suffered. However, in an video series titled, “Tenacious,” fans are given an inside look at what the 21-year-old is going through. In the latest episode, which was released on March 19 and is the third in the series, Cardinals assistant trainer Chad Cook said Mathieu was moving into the next phase of his rehab.“Now we’re transitioning into that phase of just working on his range of motion, getting that full range of motion back, getting his strength back,” he said. In the video, Mathieu said there are some days where he feels better than others, which is to be expected when going through something like this. But his progression, and that’s the most important thing.“To see the progression over the last couple weeks, it’s been amazing,” Cook said, pointing to some of what Mathieu is now able to do that he couldn’t before, like wall squats. “He’s making tremendous strides.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Late in a Week 14 game home game against the St. Louis Rams, Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu tore his ACL in his left knee returning a kick. It was a crushing blow to the team’s secondary, forcing the star rookie to miss the final three games in what was otherwise a storybook season.Since then Mathieu has had surgery and begun the rehabilitation process, and while his story may have added a chapter he was hoping to avoid, it appears he’s ready to keep writing. Of course, Mathieu still has a long way to go before he’ll be back on the field, and what kind of player he’ll be upon his return remains a question. But if he is ahead of schedule as Keim says, we may find out soon enough.Your browser does not support iframes. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

first_imgShareVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:36Loaded: 10.31%0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:36 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedEnglishAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAs the echo of last month’s Apple TV Plus product unveiling continued to loom on Thursday, Disney’s reveal of details surrounding its upcoming Disney Plus streaming service reminded many Apple watchers of an important fact: The iPhone-maker now has a direct competitor sitting on its board of directors.Disney CEO Bob Iger was appointed to Apple’s board of directors in 2011. At the time, Apple CEO Tim Cook celebrated Iger’s appointmen, calling him a perfect fit. He cited three elements in Iger’s strategic vision for Disney—”generating the best creative content possible, fostering innovation and utilizing the latest technology, and expanding into new markets around the world”—as the chief reasons for Iger’s appointment.Little did Cook know at the time that Iger would put those elements to use in a bid to dominate streaming video—and Apple TV Plus.When both companies launch their streaming video products later this year, they will go head-to-head for the same consumer dollars. And all the while, Bob Iger will have a seat on both companies’ boards.The strange relationship hasn’t gone unnoticed.In an interview with Bloomberg on Friday, Iger said that whenever Apple’s streaming ambitions have been discussed in a board meeting, he’s recused himself. He added, however, that Apple’s streaming “has not been discussed all that much.”Iger also briefly mentioned the potential conflict on CNBC on Friday, saying that any board member must be “very mindful of… fiscal responsibilities to the shareholders of that company.” He added that streaming video is so far a “very small business to Apple.”“I’m not at the point where… I believe it’s problematic, but it’s something that I have to continue to monitor,” he said.Disney owns a slew of major entertainment franchises, ranging from Mickey Mouse to Star Wars. And after closing its $71.3 billion 21st Century Fox merger last month, the company now owns an even bigger library it can bring exclusively to Disney Plus.Meanwhile, Apple has built its brand on hardware, with the company’s rapidly-growing services sector bolstering its slumping iPhone business. Apple’s investment in services, which spans apps, cloud storage, and music, is now extending to video. And while it may not be a major business today, if Apple TV Plus and Disney Plus both take off, it won’t be long before their respective owners are at odds.In fact, Disney is already putting pressure on streaming competitors—and maybe even Apple.Costing just $7 per month when it launches on Nov. 12, Disney Plus will be one of the cheapest video-streaming services on the market. Apple hasn’t announce Apple TV Plus pricing, but in an industry where $10 a month has been the norm for years, it’s possible Disney Plus pricing forces it to change tack.“We believe Iger and Disney have put much more pressure on Apple around pricing, content, and the overall strategy,” Wedbush analyst Dan Ives told Fortune in an interview. “Disney is too big to ignore and this latest strategic move raised the stakes of streaming for Cook and company”For its part, Apple has not commented on Iger’s role on the board and did not respond to a Fortune request for comment. And there’s no reason to believe Iger will be asked to resign from the board.But stay tuned: Disney Plus may have just started a streaming video slugfest, and the fight could spill into Apple’s boardroom.You May Like HealthFormer GE CEO Jeff Immelt: To Combat Costs, CEOs Should Run Health Care Like a BusinessHealthFor Edie Falco, an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ After Surviving Breast CancerLeadershipGhosn Back, Tesla Drop, Boeing Report: CEO Daily for April 4, 2019AutosElon Musk’s Plan to Boost Tesla Sales Is Dealt a SetbackMPWJoe Biden, Netflix Pregnancy Lawsuit, Lesley McSpadden: Broadsheet April 4 by Disney Institute How Disney Uses Spontaneity to Make Customers Feel Like… Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

first_imgStartups are presented with a dilemma in regards to employee compensation. When a company is young and its shares are not worth very much, do you give you employees a higher salary? When should you consider equity as a viable employee benefit?When an employee asks for a lower salary than he/she could get elsewhere, angel investor Jason Cohen takes that as a sign that they’re looking to invest in your company.Jason writes that investors in early-stage startups need “large potential returns to compensate for the fact that most of those investments will be lost”—he estimates between 40 and 60 percent of the compounding annual return.But when applied to an employee, Jason’s math comes out to be roughly 3 to 5 percent of the company stock.The math can be complicated, but remember: as a startup, investing in great employees should carry more weight than pure financial investments.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more