Professional consultants – Elixir Zdravi Fri, 23 Sep 2022 15:59:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Professional consultants – Elixir Zdravi 32 32 Maltz Museum explains the benefits of changing your name | Guest columns Fri, 23 Sep 2022 15:00:00 +0000

Recently, the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage announced that it had updated its logo. As part of this new graphic presence, we have adopted an abbreviated name. The museum is also currently exploring ways to rejuvenate and revamp its exhibits, with a bigger role for its well-established Stop the Hate program. Periodic review and revitalization is essential and normal for museums, which must periodically dust off their exhibits, update their media and technology, and revamp their facilities to meet the needs of the community and the tenor of the times.

Current graphic changes mean that the museum refreshes our appearance. These changes do not mean that we change our mission or our message. And that certainly doesn’t mean it will be any less focused on its core commitment to celebrating, preserving and promoting Jewish heritage.

The updated logo design shortens the museum name from the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage to the simpler and clearer Maltz Museum. Does this shortened name mean he no longer explores and celebrates Jewish heritage? No way. Quite the contrary: this change and the changes to come reflect a determination to more effectively bring our uniquely Jewish perspective and our powerful stories to new audiences and a new generation of visitors.

In 2016, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York replaced its more cumbersome five-word logo by simply becoming: The Met. Abandoning the term “Art Museum” did not mean that he was throwing away his Picassos or his Greek pottery or that he was abandoning his sculpture rooms. The Met created a simpler logo and shorter name to nurture a more welcoming personality in tune with the times. The rebranding of the Maltz Museum has similar goals.

The mission of the Maltz Museum has always been to celebrate the Jewish experience. It tells a Jewish story, but it is a museum for people of all backgrounds and faiths. Anti-Semitic crimes and other hate crimes are on the alarming increase. For the Jews, this is a story we have seen before and we know the dangers it entails.

We spotlight the individuals and institutions that have tirelessly fought anti-Semitism, finding creative ways to preserve our unique identity and values ​​while adapting to, and even thriving in, the wider culture. These are themes that speak to everyone, Jews and non-Jews, and which may have particular resonance for other marginalized groups. And it’s a voice we need more than ever.

In the years to come, the Maltz Museum plans to greatly expand its exploration of the Holocaust, using this horrific experience as a powerful lesson highlighting the dangers of leaving hatred unchallenged. The Maltz Museum will remain deeply rooted in Jewish values, traditions and teachings. Jewish heritage remains at the core of who we are, and the museum will continue to weave it through every aspect of our existence – both implicitly and explicitly – as we have since our opening in 2005. We will simply grow our foundation by supplementing the current narrative with additional stories, enhancing them with the latest media technology.

The promotion of respect for all humanity and the denunciation of hatred are deeply rooted in Jewish tradition, from Rabbi Hillel’s famous summary of the Golden Rule to the simple eloquence of Psalm 133, “Hinei ma tov u’ma na’im shevet achim gam yachad – See how good and pleasant it is when all people live together as one.

The Maltz Museum looks forward to joining our allies and warmly welcoming new friends to ensure that our Jewish Heritage Museum continues to meet the needs of all.

Grant Dinner is the Chairman of the Board of the Maltz Museum at Beachwood and David Schafer is the Managing Director.

A professor from UNR will sit on the National Names Committee Wed, 21 Sep 2022 23:20:00 +0000

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) — Squaw Valley Ski Resort was established in 1949 and is known for hosting the 1960 Olympics. But in the spring of 2021, the resort changed its name to Palisades Tahoe.

Over the years the word ‘Squaw’ has been accepted as a racial slur – so much so that earlier this month the Home Office declared the word ‘Squaw’ a derogatory term and removed it. removed from federal use.

A list of over 600 geographic areas nationwide with the word “Squaw” was released with name replacement. Here in Nevada, that meant a geographic name change to 34 sites.

“Alternate names for all of these sites were created and it was a fairly quick and little-publicized turnaround,” says Christine Johnson Ph.D., professor of geography at UNR. “Officially all terms changed on September 8, this month only,” she says.

Johnson, a member of the Nevada State Board of Geographic Names, says that’s not the end.

Now, the Department of the Interior has set up a 17-member committee to review other federal sites with possibly derogatory names. Johnson was chosen as one of these committee members.

“We’re supposed to focus only on derogatory terms at this time,” she says. “Something that is intentionally hurtful, a slanderous word for most likely an ethnic group,” Johnson says.

Depending on the committee’s findings, name changes could be made to federal forests, parks, wildlife refuges, to name a few.

Johnson says the moves will be controversial to many who believe such changes will alter the story and the reasons behind the names.

“The understanding of some of the history has already been erased with the presence of modern maps and the English language on the landscape in the first place,” says Johnson. “The cartographers spoke English. Very often there was knowledge of traditional names. They just got forgotten on the cards,” she says.

The committee will be deliberative, she said. And the changes will not happen quickly.

While the National Names Committee will certainly attempt to identify derogatory geographic names on federal lands…this same committee is not responsible for name replacement.

That will be left to others with input from the public. A federal database archives geographic name variants for quick reference of old site names. Thus, someone looking for an alternative name to a site will be able to find it.

Johnson says the committee will meet in November for the first time. The task at hand, finding nationwide derogatory names on federal sites could take 2 years.

Alia Bhatt ‘also felt’ that Isha too often takes Shiva’s name from Brahmastra, responds to criticism of its underuse Tue, 20 Sep 2022 06:34:02 +0000 Actor Alia Bhatt in an interview addressed the criticisms that the film brahmastra received for the way he treated his character, Isha. Directed by Ayan Mukerji and starring Ranbir Kapoor, Brahmastra is the first installment in a planned trilogy of fantasy films.

In an interview with India Today, Alia was asked about Isha’s arc in the film, which seemed to revolve entirely around the protagonist Shiva. She also spoke about the memes Isha inspired online, mostly centering around her repeated shouting of Shiva’s name. Alia said she had already pointed this out to Ayan while filming the movie.

She said, “So, two things. About Shiva, I find it hilarious because I made that joke myself. I told Ayan, “People can literally play a drinking game depending on how many times I said Shiva in the movie.” This joke, I find it hilarious, because I also felt it.

Citing the example of the character Dimple Kapadia, who has a one-shot cameo in the film, she added, “As for the arc part, I know the larger thought Ayan has in mind for every character you saw in Brahmastra Part One. You have to understand that it was conceptualized as a trilogy. I take it as a compliment that people want to see me, but you also have to see the moment when Brahmastra was conceptualized, which was in 2014-2015, you have to understand, when I came on the scene, I barely had movies… Now, after that, I’ve had so many movies that I’ve directed, so people who love my work will always feel some protectiveness about anything I do.

Alia’s explanation matches what Ayan previously told He said, “It could be people who come with the baggage of seeing her in Gangubai and other stuff. I’ve also heard people say something that seems superficial, “Oh Alia is so pretty in this movie.” This happy and cheerful girl in love – as simple as it sounds – is a role that Alia has not had the opportunity to play. This year, Alia starred in well-received films such as Gangubai Kathiawadi, RRR and Darlings.

Brahmastra spent an unusually long time in production, due to its large-scale visual effects and multiple pandemic-related delays. The film was announced in 2014 and started filming in earnest in 2018. Brahmastra also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy and Nagarjuna Akkineni, and features cameos from Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and Dimple.

The Rajasthan Congress will propose the name of the party chairman during its meeting today Sat, 17 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000

Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee members will convene in Jaipur on Saturday for the election of the organization.

Members will come up with the name of the party’s national chairman and send it to the headquarters in Delhi, a party spokesman said.

He said about 400 party members from different districts in the state will attend the meeting.

Ajay Maken, State Congressman and Rajendra Kumpawat, Co-Head of State Organization Elections, will lead the meeting to be held at the State Congress Headquarters here.

State Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and State President Govind Singh Dotasra will also attend.

At the meeting, the proposal for the name of the national president will be adopted and submitted to the Central Election Authority of the party.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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2023 Subaru Crosstrek revealed: XV name is dead with next-gen, Australian plans unclear Thu, 15 Sep 2022 05:54:35 +0000

The Subaru XV name is no more. The new model will wear the Crosstrek badge around the world, with a new look, more technology and hybrid power.

The Next Generation Subaru XV has been revealed – but it will have a new name once across the world: the Subaru Crosstrek 2023.

The XV has been badged Crosstrek in the US since the first generation launched in 2012 – but for the third generation Subaru is taking the global name, replacing the XV name in all markets, including Australia.

Australian details are yet to be confirmed, with the company saying in a statement: “Subaru Corporation’s latest global reveal is very exciting! Details for the Australian market will be available soon.”

But with the Crosstrek set to replace the older XV in Japan, an Australian launch looks very likely, after Japanese deliveries begin next year. The current XV costs $33,190 plus road charges in Australia.

The new Crosstrek will also feature a preview of what to expect from the next-generation Subaru Impreza hatchback and sedan, which Japanese reports say will be revealed before the end of the year.

The new small SUV is based on the same Subaru Global Platform (SGP) as the current model, although it comes dressed in a new body with smoother surfaces and sharper LED lights.

The body cladding – with vents behind the front wheels – is reminiscent of the new WRX, while buyers in Japan can choose between 17-inch and 18-inch alloy wheels and nine exterior colors, including Offshore Blue Metallic and Oasis Blue.

Inside, the XV benefits from the same 11.6-inch center touchscreen inside the WRX and Outback, oriented in portrait mode with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satellite navigation and controls. digital air conditioning.

The 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster of the Japanese-market Levorg wagons (or WRX Sportswagon in Australia) and WRX sedans is not fitted to the new Crosstrek, but instead features a set of analog dials with a small display between the two.

Cloth or leather is used to trim the seats – with silver stitching on some models – while other highlights include an electric parking brake, what appears to be a wireless phone charger and a 360-degree camera with a 3D view

The rear seats fold in a 60/40 ratio, and the trunk and door sill plates feature a mountain-inspired texture designed to keep feet and objects from slipping.

The only engine option in Japan will be a report of the ‘e-Boxer’ hybrid systemwith a non-turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder and an electric motor.

The releases are not yet revealed. The outgoing XV produced 110kW/196Nm from its engine and 12.3kW from its engine – with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) sending power to all four wheels.

It’s unclear whether reports of a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine – intended to replace the aging non-turbocharged 2.0-litre unit in today’s car – appeared in Japanese media. before launch will materialize.

The new Crosstrek is 4480mm long, 1800mm wide and 1580mm tall, on a 2670mm wheelbase – 15mm longer overall, no wider, 30mm taller and 5mm longer in wheelbase than the outgoing model.

There’s 200mm of quoted ground clearance – 20mm less than the current model in Australia – while the car weighs 1540kg to 1620kg, depending on variant. Independent front and rear suspension.

A full suite of advanced safety aids are available, including autonomous emergency braking with intersection assist, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and more.

The Crosstrek’s safety systems incorporate a new stereo camera unit with a wider viewing angle and a wide-angle mono camera – a first for a Japanese-market Subaru model – allowing better recognition of pedestrians and motorcycles at even greater angles. wider.

The car’s chassis has been upgraded to be stiffer for a sharper driving experience – with a “full inner frame” construction said to reduce vibration and body flex – while there are new adhesives and new seat base designs to reduce noise and vibration.

The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek is expected to hit Japanese showrooms next year. Australian availability has yet to be announced.

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Mom-to-be slammed for choosing ‘intentionally’ hurtful baby name Mon, 12 Sep 2022 22:14:34 +0000

Members of a popular internet forum were quick to call out an expectant mother, whose favorite baby name has the potential to leave family members fighting for generations.

In a viral Reddit post posted to r/AmITheA**hole, Redditor u/aitababyname_ (otherwise known as the original poster, or OP) shared that she and her husband are expecting their first child – a girl, and revealed how the One of the potential baby names has already put a pair of brothers totally at odds.

Entitled, “[Am I the a**hole] for choosing the same name for my baby as my [brother-in-law’s] unborn baby?” Publish received over 13,500 upvotes and nearly 6,000 comments in the past day.

“My (31F) husband (33M) and his brother…are not very close,” OP began. “But he seems to be a little jealous of my husband and…everything we have.”

Continuing to explain that she and her husband are “pretty sure” of their baby’s name, OP described the nickname as “pretty unique” for contemporary times and said she loves it.

OP also said there was a major problem with the couple’s number one choice: he had already been chosen by his brother-in-law’s former partner, who died while pregnant.

“It’s the name that [brother-in-law] and his girlfriend chose for their baby 3 years ago, but the baby sadly died,” OP wrote. “His girlfriend chose the name of her favorite ballet.

“We were at a family event this weekend and I mentioned that we had that name in mind,” OP continued. “[Brother-in-law] looked a little surprised…[and] started [asking] if we could reconsider.

“I got a little mad and told him he didn’t own the name, and they should be hoping for a healthy baby instead of worrying about the names,” OP added. “[He] dropped him after that, but my [husband’s sister] told me and my husband that we don’t care and are hurting him on purpose.”

Everyone, for better or worse, has their own opinion on baby names.

Whether it’s a family member, a celebrity, or even a colleague’s cousin who’s been the subject of office gossip, baby names are hotly debated, at both in the real world and on the Internet.

But from Emily and Jacob, the two most popular name choices in the United States in 2001, to Liam and Olivia, the two most popular in 2021, baby names are almost always the result of contemporary trends, fictional fandoms and, in many cases, families. tradition.

Naming a child after a relative, living or not, continues their legacy and can often, but not always, be an honor.

“It’s always a sign of love to name your little one after a family member. But choosing a baby name this way can cause a few headaches,” Pampers said. website bed.

“If you’re going to name your child after someone who’s still alive, that’s fine, unless it means excluding someone else,” he continues. “Long-dead parents can’t complain about being ignored, but if you start naming babies after siblings, you’re either going to run out of family tree names or you’re going to run out of babies.”

And as often and always, the difference between honor and mimicry is major and has the potential to cause significant problems between family members.

Above, a pregnant woman makes a phone call. Members of Reddit’s r/AmITheA**hole forum were outraged after an expectant mother revealed the controversial source of her favorite baby name.
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Throughout the comments section of the viral Reddit post, Redditors acknowledged the negative connotations associated with OP’s choice of baby name and echoed his sister-in-law’s sentiment that while the names cannot be possessed, certain choices must remain prohibited.

“[You’re the a**hole]“, wrote Redditor u/mm172 in the main comment of the post, which received nearly 43,000 upvotes.

“No, they don’t own the name,” they continued. “It doesn’t mean they’re wrong that you should reconsider when you’ve clearly known for years that it’s special for them.”

Redditor u/darkswanjewelry, whose comment received over 20,000 upvotes, offered a more pointed response.

“What you do is make sure [brother-in-law] will never be able to look at you or his niece again,” they wrote. “There are thousands of names, you can find another that suits you.

“You ‘can’ legally do it obviously, but just because you can doesn’t mean you should,” they added.

“Name your baby by this name if you want [brother-in-law]…to have to watch this kid for the rest of his life and feel sick and sad,” added Redditor u/keenbeeper, receiving over 6,000 upvotes. “You are the one who can explain to your kid why his … uncle can barely bear to look at her.”

Newsweek contacted u/aitababyname_ for comment.

PZ Cussons Nigeria continues to strengthen its brand under Panagiotis Katsis in the face of fierce competition Sun, 11 Sep 2022 05:09:28 +0000

The business operating environment in Nigeria has remained challenging, particularly for the FMCG sector of the economy, due to issues of weak logistics, insecurity and other high operating costs caused by poor infrastructure. lower quality. PZ Cussons, a well-known brand of personal care, childcare and beauty products in Nigeria, once struggled to survive alongside other brands in this unfavorable business climate marked by competition. Despite these obstacles, the company quickly returned to profitability.

Analysts believe the progress was largely due to PZ Global’s announcement in 2019 that it would restructure its Nigerian business by streamlining operations and exiting non-core businesses and brands to improve overall profitability. For example, in September 2020, the company had to sell Nutricimaits Nigerian dairy business, and in the first half of 2020, it had to close its coolworld retail electrical stores, as well as a review of the product portfolio, route to market, organizational design and infrastructure.

About PZ Cussons

PZ Cussons is a UK-based global consumer goods company that promotes the well-being of individuals, families and communities. Under the name of Paterson Zochonis (PZ), the company was established in 1884 as a commodity trading company in the Colony and Protectorate of Sierra Leone by George Zochonis and George Paterson. Before the end of the 19th century, it extended its operations to Nigeria.

The company is currently headquartered in Manchester, UK, and operates in Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific and Africa, employing approximately 3,000 people worldwide. The company is considered multi-local, not just multinational, with its four main markets accounting for the majority of the company’s revenue and considered its priority. The company is also listed on the FTSE 250 Index and listed on the London Stock Exchange. PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc is the listed subsidiary of PZ Cussons Holdings, which owns the majority of the company.

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Interestingly, Nigeria is the largest and most diverse single market for PZ Cussons, operating in personal care, home care, food and power. PZ has a joint venture with PZ Wilmar (food and nutrition) and its subsidiary is HPZ (electrical products).

Some products

Overall, its product portfolio is divided into two parts: must win brands and Portfolio brands. must win Brands are the company’s primary investment target. Some of its products are: Cussons Baby oil, Joy soap, Morning Fresh, Premier anti-bacterial bar. Overall, its products fall into the following categories:

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Hygiene Brands: Joy Soap, Carex Hand Soap, Imperial Leather, Morning Fresh Dish Soap, Canoe Detergent, Robb Ointment.

Baby brands: Child’s Farm baby moisturizer, Cussons Kids, Cusson’s Baby oil etc.

Beauty: Saint-Tropez, Sanctuary Spa, Venus, Chalres Worthington Fudge Urban

Other brands: Vegetable oil from Mamador, Devon Kings

Electric: Haier Thermocool

Some of PZ’s competitors are Unilever, Dufil Prima and Grand cereals. This is based on some select products in each of PZ’s categories.

For example, Unilever’s Omo and Vaseline brands compete with PZ’s line of detergents and babies, such as Canoe detergents and the Cussons range of babies. However, Unilever’s brands are perceived to be more popular but slightly more expensive than PZ’s.

In addition, PZ’s range of cooking oils (Mamador and Devon Kings) competes with Dufil Prima’s Power Oil and Grand Cereals Grand Pure Soybean Oil.

Board of directors and management

  • Panagiotis Katsis– Chairman and CEO, MD and director: a Greek national, he holds an MBA from the University of Warwick and a degree from INSEAD and the University of Salford. He worked at PZ from 2002 until June 2020 when he became Regional General Manager. He is experienced in managing complex businesses in demanding geographies with over 15 years of professional experience acquired in West Africa, China and Europe.
  • Zuber Momoniat– CFO and Executive Director: Zuber is an experienced CFO with a demonstrated history of working in the consumer goods industry. He studied accounting at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and is a strong finance professional skilled in budgeting, internal controls, report writing, technical accounting research and financial accounting.
  • Gbenga A. Oyebode – Non-Executive Chairman
  • Joyce Folake Coker – Executive Director and Director of Human Resources
  • Elizabeth Ngozi Ebi – Independent non-executive director
  • Ifueko Marina Omoigui-Okauru – Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Paul Usoro – Non-Executive Director
  • Jacqueline Ezeokwelume- Secretary & Legal Advisor
  • Jitesh Himatlal Sodha – Non-Executive Director
  • Evans Eghosa Enabuele – Manager – Financial Reporting and Accounting

business model

According to the company, its business model is based on innovation, responsible sourcing and manufacturing, creative advertising and marketing, and strong customer partnerships and channels. The company makes a profit through sales and distribution.


The company’s 2021 annual report says that globally its revenue was £603.3 million, while pre-tax profit is £63.2 million.

As a listed company on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NGX) under the symbol “PZ”, its market capitalization is NGN 32.6 billion and its current share price is NGN 8.20.


  • Despite the high rate of inflation the country has been experiencing, Q1 to Q4 2022 results show the company recorded a profit of N6.40 billion, reflecting an increase of 277.45% over the corresponding period. of 2021.
  • Its share price was NGN 6.10 at the start of the year and has since gained 34.4% on that valuation.
  • The company’s sustainability report says its palm oil policy initiative to ensure the oil (used in its personal care products) is responsibly sourced to protect the environment, has gave positive results. The report states:Today, 100% of our palm oil and palm kernel oil suppliers and 99.6% of our palm oil derivatives suppliers have NDPE commitments to ours. Additionally, 99.5% of our palm oil and 97.9% of our palm oil derivatives are fully traceable back to the factory.”.

In 2019, the company had to debunk a rumor that surfaced on social media that it had exited the Nigerian market. This came after PZ Cussons revealed that its financial performance for 2019 was poor due to weak demand and a number of other combined economic challenges in the country. However, with the positive result that Q1-Q4 2022 indicates, it is hoped that the brand will continue to deliver on its brand promise and exceed consumer expectations.

Declare Thamirabarani name as Porunai River Fri, 09 Sep 2022 14:49:00 +0000

An activist has filed a petition in Madurai Bench of Madras High Court asking the state to declare the name of Thamirabarani River as Porunai River. The name is mentioned in Sangam literature, he said.

Petitioner SMA Pon Gandhimathinathan of Pudukottai in Thoothukudi district said that Porunai is a perennial river which originates from Agastyarkoodam peak of Pothigai Hills in Western Ghats.

It flowed through Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi and Tenkasi districts and into the Gulf of Mannar. On the banks of the river existed the Porunai civilization, which was home to many Tamil grammarians like Tholkappiar, Kakkai Padiniyar and Vamanar, he said.

Ancient literature and historical data have highlighted the fact that the Porunai River had held a very important place in Tamil civilization. “Porunai is the symbol of Tamil culture and civilization. Porunai is a pure Tamil name and Thamirabarani is a Sanskrit name,” he said.

Researchers said there were countless inscriptions across the state, where the river’s name was mentioned as “Than Poruntham” and then “Than Porunai” evolved into Thamira Porunai and Thamirabarani, it said. -he declares.

He said the state government had set up a committee to change the place names to their pure Tamil names. Steps should also be taken to declare the name of Thamirabarani River as Porunai River as the request was right.

The petitioner stated that he had approached the state government. As the representation was not considered, he filed the petition in court, he said.

A divisional bench of Justices R. Mahadevan and J. Sathya Narayana Prasad requested a response from the state government in this case. The court adjourned the hearing for two weeks.

Washington Commanders Name Their 2022 Team Captains Wed, 07 Sep 2022 15:00:00 +0000

The Washington Commanders have announced their 8 team captains and 3 alternates for the 2022 season. The group only includes 3 players who were captains at the start of last season (Terry McLaurin, Logan Thomas, Jonathan Allen) and one alternate currently on Reserve/PUP list (Chase Young).

Carson Wentz is the undisputed QB1 at the start of the season, and he also replaces Ryan Fitzpatrick as team captain. Fitzpatrick’s stay in Washington was extremely short due to a career-ending hip injury. Wentz has taken control of the offense and been a leader on and off the field during his short time here since arriving in March via trade from the Indianapolis Colts. Head coach Ron Rivera is all-in on Wentz, and naming him captain continues a feel-good campaign to make the QB and the fanbase comfortable with that gamble.

Charles Leno Jr. was a pretty good free agent when the ‘FA season’ ended last year and was rewarded with a new 3-year contract. He has continued his charitable work since arriving in Washington and is a leader not only of the offensive line, but of the entire command team. JD McKissic was named as a backup after nearly leaving in free agency. He had made a deal with the Buffalo Bills, but surprisingly decided Washington was the best place for him.


QB Carson Wentz

WR Terry McLaurin

TE Logan Thomas

LT Charles Leno Jr.


RB JD McKissic

Washington has also named three defensive player captains, with Jonathan Allen as the returning veteran captain who has played a bigger role in recent seasons. Cole Holcomb is Washington’s top LB at the start of the season and will get a shot at the Mike LB position this year. Kendall Fuller is by far the best defensive back on the team and is another veteran voice that can hopefully help address the endless “communication” issues that have plagued the defense. Chase Young won’t be able to play until at least Game 5 of the year, but is once again given the green light as alternate captain to start the season.


DT Jonathan Allen

LB Cole Holcomb

CB Kendall Fuller


DE Chase Young (defense)

Tress Way continues to be the team’s MVP and was awarded the special teams captain’s hat to start the year. Way has been a rock for the team and is the gel of the special teams trio that currently includes kicker Joey Slye and long snapper Camaron Cheeseman. Jeremy Reaves finally made the squad without having to go through the practice squad ringer this year, and was also voted alternate captain for special teams. Big year for him.

Special teams

Path P Tress


S Jeremy Reaves (special teams)


Commanders Name Ryan Kerrigan Assistant Defensive Line Coach Mon, 05 Sep 2022 22:14:00 +0000


Ryan Kerrigan never really left the game after announcing his retirement from football at the end of July.

On Monday, the Washington Commanders’ all-time bag leader was named assistant defensive line coach, giving the top five a familiar and respected face alongside Jeff Zgonina, who was recently promoted to defensive line coach.

The role is a perfect fit, despite Kerrigan’s lack of coaching experience. About 48 hours after signing a one-day contract to end his 10-year playing career with Washington, Kerrigan was back on the field in Ashburn Sporting Commanders apparel and willingly helping out with the line. It quickly became apparent where his career was headed.

“I didn’t expect an opportunity to come so quickly because of the timing, considering it was late July,” said Kerrigan, who admitted during his retirement press conference that he hoped to turn his playing days into coaching. “But I’m really grateful to the coach [Ron] Rivera gave me that opportunity, and I just hope to prove him right.

Football is not Jeff Zgonina’s only passion. He also loves dog shows.

In early August, Washington fired its former defensive line coach, Sam Mills III, and elevated Zgonina. Brent Vieselmeyer, the assistant defensive backs/Nickel coach, was brought in to help on the line, but his title never changed and Kerrigan soon assumed the unofficial role of Zgonina’s assistant.

“As he was following the coaches, and I was watching him with that, you could see how much fun he was having and how much respect he had earned from the defensive sides,” Rivera said. “These guys seem to gravitate towards him. But he also did it very well, very quickly. So having this opportunity to do that was, really, honestly, a no-brainer.

Washington drafted Kerrigan with the 16th pick in 2011, beginning his decade-long career with the team before capping his career with a season in Philadelphia. Revered for his work ethic and attention to detail, Kerrigan became a natural mentor to many of his younger teammates, even those who would eventually take over as his career ended.

A polished pass rusher whose production often belied his size (6-4, 265), Kerrigan notched 95.5 career sacks and, last weekend, was added to the list of Washington’s greatest players.

“He’s a guy who’s been there and done that at a really high level. He’s also very detailed,” defensive end James Smith-Williams said. “We played my rookie year together, and RK was the exact same guy. He hasn’t changed one bit. Even then, I was going to RK my rookie year asking, ‘What do you see? What do you think?’ He told me that three years ago, so the fact that he is a coach will not change anything.

Jamin Davis is progressing. Commanders need it to keep going.

Still, Kerrigan’s transition from the field to the sideline required some tweaking. On the one hand, his days are longer, with meetings that have no definite end. And his coaching instincts can go even further when he digs deeper into his assessments of the players he was working with on the line.

“From my perspective, having played with these guys a few years ago to work with them as a coach, I think it’s a great situation for me personally because I really want these guys to succeed.” , did he declare.

Curl talks about his thumb injury

Washington safety Kam Curl said Monday he underwent surgery to repair his right thumb and is hopeful, though not certain, that he will play in the league’s season opener. team on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

“It’s just a small, light thumb injury,” he added. “I want to play every game, you know? My job is to play football, and that’s what I want to do.

Wearing a small black cast on his wrist and thumb, Curl described the injury, which he sustained in Washington’s second preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs, as a “freak accident.”

Curl said he could mess with the cast if that happened, but under NFL rules the cast should be completely covered in foam rubber or similar soft material. The extra padding and immobility in his wrist may make it too difficult for Curl, a versatile defensive back who is often asked to blitz, drop into the box and drop into deep coverage.

“I’m just trying to be careful with it,” Curl said. “Any injury is frustrating. I try to play football, so it’s a bit frustrating. Just be patient with it.

If Curl can’t go against the Jaguars on Sunday, the Commanders could turn to a player rotation to fill the void, with Darrick Forrest and rookie Percy Butler likely to be in the mix.

Tight end Logan Thomas continues to recover from a serious knee injury he suffered late last season. He was activated from the physically unable to play roster on August 22 but is still unsure whether he will play in Week 1.

Thomas indicated on Monday that he would return in either Week 1 or Week 2, but the decision is up to the coaches and medical staff. Among the things they could look for are if Thomas can make the cuts he needs, if his knee can withstand the pressure of the block and how he continues to react after practices.

He, however, assured that there was no doubt or lack of confidence in his repaired knee. If there had been, he wouldn’t have been training for the past two weeks.

“Everything has gone well so far,” Thomas said, “but obviously there’s no simulation for a match.”

Tight end Cole Turner said he expects to be available for Week 1 after recovering from a hamstring injury sustained in training camp. The Nevada rookie could play an important role in the offense, given his wide catching radius and size and the system’s emphasis on position.

Turner said on Monday that he took part in no-limits team drills for the first time in weeks and now feels confident he will face the Jaguars.

“I’m ready to go,” he said.

Rookie running back Brian Robinson Jr. continues to recover from the gunshot wounds he suffered Aug. 28, but his regimen will become more structured as he improves, Rivera said.

Robinson was shot twice, in the hip and knee, in an attempted armed robbery along H Street. He underwent surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, and commanders later placed him on the non-football injury list, ensuring he will miss at least the first four games of the season.

His recovery included both home rehabilitation and treatment at team facilities, Rivera said. And the latter could soon gain momentum.

“Now we’re going to start making him do specific things,” Rivera said. “Those first few days of recovery were tough for him because I think it was the second day he was really in pain and it was one of those things that, you know, I said to him, ‘Hey, stay home, relax a bit, and we’ll pick you up very soon. As this process progresses, the schedule of his daily training schedule and recovery schedule will change.