Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories Comments Share And, though Graves said part of Brown’s strength is hisability to play both right and left tackle, the plan isfor Levi to keep protecting the QB’s blind side.“Right now he’s our left tackle, and until we get a betterone he’ll remain there,” he said. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Whisenhunt talked about the fact that a lineman will havesome rough plays, but a team that throws the ball as oftenas the Cardinals do will leave a tackle like Brown moreopportunities to slip up.“With all that being said, I think over the last half ofour season this past year, when we needed it the most,Levi played probably his best football,” Whisenhunt added.“He was consistent, it was something that was important toour team and hopefully that was a point where he’sstarting to get it from that standpoint.”If Brown is starting to “get it,” now would be a bad timefor the Cardinals to let him go. Given the amount of moneythey’ve paid him and time they’ve spent coaching him,seeing him turn into the player they thought he’d be foranother team would be as unsightly as watching him try toprotect a QB earlier in the season.Which is why the goal is to bring Brown back for nextseason and beyond.“We would love to have Levi back, and those discussionswith his agent are ongoing,” Cardinals GM Rod Graves said,noting that the intensity of the discussions should pickup over the next few days. “Obviously our objective is totry to get a deal in place for him, to have him with usfor an extended period.” What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Levi Brown has been a target of criticism from analystsand fans alike since being selected with the fifth overallpick in the 2007 NFL Draft.The Cardinals are certain to release Brown, unwilling topay the large amount of money that is due to him thisseason, but are hoping to bring him back.“I think Levi’s been in a tough position ever since he wastaken with the fifth pick of the draft,” Cardinals coachKen Whisenhunt said at the NFL Scouting Combine inIndianapolis.
be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/diversity-recruitment-platform-jopwell-raises-3-25-million-in-seed-funding/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/diversity-recruitment-platform-jopwell-raises-3-25-million-in-seed-funding/ What’s New in TechnologyLatest News for EntrepreneursOur Best Videos Jopwell, a leading recruitment and hiring platform for building a more diverse workforce, announced that it has raised $3.25 million in seed funding. The companyÂ will use the investment to scale operations, infrastructure, and product capabilities to meet growing demand.[RELATED: Jopwell Using Tech To Drive Workforce Diversity]Magic Johnson Enterprises, Andreessen Horowitz, Kapor Capital, Omidyar Network, and Valar Ventures participated in the round, along with several other firms.“Companies that value diversity out-innovate and outperform those that don’t–period,” said Porter Braswell, co-founder and CEO of Jopwell. “But nearly half of all employers call their own diversity efforts ‘weak.’ Our software supports employers, allowing them to overcome the obstacles that typically stall diversity recruitment, making it more effective and efficient.”Jopwell, which helps leading companies find and recruit black, Latino/Hispanic, and Native American professionals and students, helps to deliver a pipeline of talent to fill a range of roles, ranging from from experienced to internships, across industries including technology, finance, education, not-for-profits, consulting, and healthcare.“Jopwell is in high demand because it fills a critical need,” said Earvin “Magic” Johnson, chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises, in a news release. “Diversity has moved beyond being seen as simply a box to check for the workplace. The world’s top companies are taking a more progressive view — they realize that diversity has an impact on their bottom line. Porter and Ryan have created Jopwell to give employers access to the best candidates from historically underrepresented minority groups. I believe in their vision and am excited to work with them.”In the last year, Jopwell has added more than 40 top companies to its client roster, which includes Facebook, McKinsey & Co., Morgan Stanley, Abercrombie & Fitch, and MasterCard.“The barriers to diversity across industries are strikingly similar,” said Ryan Williams, co-founder and president of Jopwell. “Employers often rely on underrepresented minority employees to informally tap into their networks and drive potential candidates. It’s ad hoc and ineffective. Jopwell turns this process on its head. Our technology generates a consistently full pipeline, with thousands of qualified black, Latino/Hispanic, and Native American talent. We’re simplifying — and also optimizing — a traditionally broken system.”Jopwell has now raised more than $4.22 million, including previous investments from Y Combinator and Rothenberg Ventures.