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Mike McKennas departure as operations chief at Cricket Australia has led to another exit, with the long-serving head of events, Chris Loftus-Hills, also quitting to help McKenna oversee Perths new stadium. DJ Chark Jersey .In more than a decade at CA, Loftus-Hills pulled together events at a moments notice, and managed such intricate functions as ticket sales and the back-end production of international matches, among other things.He joins the Perth Stadium team having already worked in collaboration with the Western Australia government and builders to prepare cricket facilities at the stadium, including the drop-in pitches to be used at the multi-purpose venue. It is set to host Perths Ashes Test next summer.I am excited to be joining Mike McKenna and the team that will bring to life the new Perth Stadium and deliverworld-class sport and entertainment events, Loftus-Hills said. My time at Cricket Australia has been a wonderful journey filled with incredible experiences. I would like to thank both Mike McKenna and James Sutherland who have given me such unique opportunities and supported me faultlessly during this time.It has been a pleasure to build programs and develop an outstanding team that delivers events for a sport that I am deeply passionate about and that is so important to so many Australians. I am very fortunate to be able to take with me a decade of special memories. I am very much looking forward to working with all the major sporting codes and other hirers to deliver a premium fan experience in a world-class facility that the people of Perth are going to be immensely proud of.The departure of Loftus-Hills contributes further to a significant drain of talent from the governing body, which in the past 12 months has lost a broad selection of staff from a wide variety of roles at its Jolimont headquarters. These include:Executive general manager (EGM) of business and advisory services EGM of operations Head of HR Head of communications Two womens team communications managers Legal counsel Two managers of schools and junior participation programs Community relations manager Hospitality manager Internal communications manager Big Bash League commercial managerThere are believed to have been a range of difficulties faced by staff beneath senior executive levels for some time, contributing to the high turnover. Roles at crickets governing body have always been in high demand, ensuring a steady flow of fresh candidates eager to take the places of those who walk away.Some issues raised have included a lack of time off in lieu for staff, and cramped working conditions at the Jolimont office, which has served as CAs Melbourne home since 2001, albeit with expansions to its upper floors. 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TEMPE, Ariz. -- Carson Palmer knows he has every reason to believe this season could be his best.The 36-year-old quarterback will be at the controls of a high-octane Arizona Cardinals offense that returns every player who gained a yard for the team last season.Palmer said hes blessed to play this long and to be on such a good team at this point in his career.I never would have guessed I would have gotten the opportunity to play for 14 years, he said, when I was that kid in the backyard with his helmet on, pretending like there are guys trying to tackle me.Just dont ask him about how he got over his ugly performance in last seasons NFC championship game. He threw four interceptions and fumbled the ball away twice in the Cardinals 49-15 loss to Carolina.Its not a favorite subject.He said he never thinks about it until I get asked about it.Last year is last year, Palmer said after Tuesdays practice. This is a different team. Theres no lingering. Im focused on today.How did he get over it?Just do it. You just move on, Palmer said. You start working on what you need to improve on, and preparing for whats ahead, not whats behind.Coach Bruce Arians said he knew Palmer was over it the first time I saw him, about five days later.There was never a doubt in my mind, Arians said. He throws a pick in the fourth quarter, he just comes right back. So its not a big deal for him.Palmer set franchise records last season for yards passing (4,671), touchdown passes (35) and passer rating (104.6) while directing the Cardinals to a 13-3 record and the NFC West title.So expectations are sky high as the team prepares for its season opener Sunday night against the New England Patriots.Its great, because people are right, Palmer said. We are pretty good. Now weve got to go out and play it and prove it and back that up.Its been an up-and-down journey since he was drafted No. 1 overall by Cincinnati so long ago.Theres no doubt Im extremely blessed to be here, Palmer said, to be in this situation with this team because I know how hard it is, and how difficult it is, to find the right situation. Jaguars Jersesys Outlet. ... Its very rare, and getting to play this game so long is rare. I think thats why Ive enjoyed the end so much more than every part of the career.He hasnt talked about how much longer he will play. He signed an extension that puts him under contract through the 2017 season and shows no sign of losing interest.Hes always been a junkie, a workaholic, Arians said, even more so now because I think hes excited about the team he has. With two days off, he texted me about 30 times, so thats a good thing.Palmer said its too early to say whether this team is better than the 2015 Cardinals, who led the league averaging 408.3 yards per game. But he knows it could be, maybe should be.Its just exciting, knowing week in and week out, that if you go out and execute and play your best, you can beat anybody, Palmer said. Its a very unique group of guys, guys are great to come to work with, guys that arent just going through the motions. We dont have that.Two of the teams best young players, running back David Johnson and wide receiver John Brown, have special praise for their veteran quarterback.Johnson said Palmer had to tell him who to block before plays last season.He knows exactly what every player has, the route that each player has, Johnson said. He knows exactly how to control the O-line in picking up the blitzes, helping them out that way. 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