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Sales Tax Holiday

first_imgKnow what is not exempt. You will still pay sales tax on belt buckles sold separately; costume masks sold separately; patches and emblems sold separately; sewing equipment and supplies, including but not limited to knitting needles, patterns, pins, scissors, sewing machines, sewing needles, tape measures and thimbles; sewing materials that become part of clothing, including but not limited to buttons, fabric, lace, tread, yarn and zippers; clothing accessories or equipment; and cellular telephones. A full list of exempt items is available here: dor.georgia.gov/press-releases/2016-04-27/2016-sales-tax-holidays.Check advertisements and fliers for sales. Look for coupons for items you plan to buy. For computer purchases, gather information about features and options and compare prices from different stores.Shop with a list. Write down what each child needs as far as clothing and school supplies.Leave the kids at home. If you need to bring a child along to try on clothing, consider two trips. Go out by yourself to purchase school supplies and/or computers and accessories. While you are out, make note of any particularly good clothing sales and return to those stores later in the weekend with the children.Avoid using credit. Unless you pay the balance in full with each statement, the interest you pay on a credit card balance can offset any savings. To avoid temptation, leave your credit cards at home.Check online. Many online retailers participate in the sales tax holiday weekend. Make sure shipping and handling charges do not offset the tax savings on your purchase.Finally, bring along plenty of patience and a positive attitude. The stores, parking lots and roads around shopping centers are going to be busy and crowded. Checkout lines will be long. If you do not enjoy shopping, the sales tax holiday weekend might be a good time to stay at home. The 2016 Georgia back-to-school sales tax holiday starts at midnight on Friday, July 30, and ends at midnight on Saturday, July 31. Certain purchases made over the tax holiday weekend will be exempt from state and local sales tax.Three types of goods are exempt from sales tax during the tax-free holiday: clothing and footwear; computers, computer components and software; and school supplies.Clothing and footwear are exempt from sales tax as long as the item costs $100 or less. Jewelry, watches or watchbands, eyewear, handbags, belt buckles — those sold separately from belts — and selected other items are not exempt from sales tax.Computers, computer components and prewritten computer software purchased for noncommercial home or personal use are exempt if the purchase price is $1,000 or less per item. In previous years, the $1,000 limit applied to transactions rather than individual items.School supplies, art supplies, computer supplies and school instructional materials with a sales price of $20 or less per item that are purchased for noncommercial use are exempt from the sales tax during the sales tax holiday. Saving 6 or 7 percent on purchases adds up. Most retailers offer big sales to attract more business. The following tips may help you save time, money and frustration during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year.last_img read more

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8th Annual Flying Model Expo @ Cradle of Aviation

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Matthew R. checks out the prop on one of the many Model Airplanes on display at the Cradle’s Annual ExpoThe Cradle of Aviation Museum will hold the Eighth Annual Flying Model Expo on Saturday May 18th and Sunday May 19th from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Each year the event continues to grow and attract hundreds of model builders, collectors and beginners to the largest event of its kind on Long Island.The Expo provides model builders and flying model fans with a wonderful opportunity to see some of the best in class in model aircraft.  Everything from electric, gas, RC, rubber-powered, gliders, helicopters and more will be on display throughout the museum.  Plus, special free family activities will be available for junior flyers throughout the weekend.Outdoor flying demonstrations will take place in front of the museum both Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting.  Flying demonstrations of some RC electric airplanes will take place throughout the day in the museum.  The Expo will have representatives from Flying Model clubs from all over the metropolitan area.  A wealth of model building and flying experience will be on hand for anyone interested in either getting started or if you’re looking to perfect your own model.Admission to the Flying Model Expo is free with your admission to the Aviation Museum galleries.  The Cradle of Aviation Museum is home to over 75 air and space craft representing over 100 years of aviation history.  The museum is located on Museum Row, Charles Lindbergh Boulevard in Garden City/Uniondale area.  Directions to the museum are to take the Meadowbrook Parkways to exit M4 West, and then follow signs to Museum Row.  For information call 516-572-4111 or log onto www.cradleofaviation.org.last_img read more

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Do This: Long Island Events May 31-June 7

first_imgNassau County Strawberry FestivalThe fruit-themed four-day fair started Thursday, but kicks into high gear this weekend with a fitting Beetles tribute band—Strawberry Fields—7 p.m. Saturday. Everyone’s favorite red produce will be sold in all forms—strawberry shortcake, strawberry cheesecake, chocolate-covered strawberries and strawberry daiquiris. That’s all aside from the usual carnival rides, crafts and a pie-eating contest. Bellmore BOCES School, 2351 Jerusalem Avenue. North Bellmore. nassaucountystrawberryfestival.com 12-11 p.m. May 31, 12-6 p.m. June 1.ZebraLong Island’s own legendary saviors and purveyors of rock (via Louisiana), The Mighty Zebra will be shredding through nearly 40 years of hard rock and metal fueled by the superhuman guitar virtuosity of the beloved Randy Jackson. With Youth Be Told. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50. 8 p.m. May 31.The StrokesThose infectious hipsters that everyone loves to hate/love bring their catchy choruses and addictive melodies to “The Cappler” for a performance that’s sure to have you waking up with your head pounding and brain singing “Last Night” on an annoyingly endless loop. Will they break out such classics as “Someday” and “Hard To Explain”? The elusive B-side “New York City Cops”? “Under Cover of Darkness”!?!? (Which if you haven’t You Tubed the Jingle Punks Hipster Orchestra’s version, you’re insanely missing out, btw. You’re welcome. Our pleasure.) Only one way to find out. Good luck with the scalpers. With Cerebral Ballzy. The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester. thecapitoltheatre.com 8 p.m. May 31Billy IdolThis bad boy may be a Brit, but he lived for a spell in Patchogue as a wee lad before moving back across the pond and eventually helping popularize punk rock. That makes this show a bit of a homecoming for the singer of such hits as “White Wedding,” “Rebel Yell” and “Dancing With Myself.” It comes as he’s reportedly working on his eighth studio album, Kings & Queens of the Underground, due out this fall. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $65-$95. 7 p.m. June 1.Bethpage Polo at the Park KickoffSpectators need not be oligarchs to watch The Sport of Kings. Round up the crew, pack the cooler and spend the day tailgating on the polo field sidelines. And don’t forget to rock some Ralph Lauren gear. Bethpage State Park, 99 Quaker Meeting House Rd., Farmingdale. bethpagepolo.com $5. 2 p.m. June 1 and every Sunday through Oct. 12.New Nature Trail OpensHikers, joggers, bird watchers, nature lovers and families revel in the debut of a new trail along a glacial moraine that features wildlife such as red tailed hawks, red fox, flying squirrels, eastern box turtles, great horned owls, gray catbirds and downey woodpeckers. The three-mile trail is open during daylight hours. Sherwood-Jayne Farm, 55 Old Post Rd., East Setauket. Seatuck.org, splia.org. Free. 10 a.m., June 4.The Anonymous PeopleA must-see documentary on an Island in the throes of a heroin epidemic. The Anonymous People aims to shed the stigma that surrounds those recovering from drug and alcohol addition by sharing the moving stories of those on the front lines. Sponsored by the Commack-based Center for Soulful Living, a holistic and counseling wellness center. Guest speaker: Jeff Reynolds, executive director of the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m., June 4.Patchogue: The MusicalSome towns on Long Island have mottos, like East Meadow’s “a small community with big ideas.” A few, such as Freeport, have songs written about them. But one village may take the cake now that it inspired its own theater production. Patchogue: The Musical will “musically reflect the diversity of feelings, thoughts, and ideas that thrive in Patchogue.” Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St, Patchogue. Patchoguetheatre.com. $10. 7 p.m., June 4.Switch TechniqueThis Philly-based Funk Force evolved from a Live Hip-Hop group to an old-school Funk Ensemble in the tradition of James Brown, recently adding an electric lead vocalist. Their sweet, upbeat grooves just may be the reason it’s always sunny in Philadelphia. The Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St., Amaganset. stephentalkhouse.com $30. 10 p.m., June 5.The Lone BellowThis soulful, country-inspired, Brooklyn-based indie folk group will be performing their self-titled debut released last year in their first of two stops on the Island. Those who miss this show can catch them at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amaganset the following night. The Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org. $35. 8 p.m., June 5.Local ShowcaseThere are more musicians on Long Island than just Billy Joel. Check out these feisty, new original acts: The Vinyl Plane, 2 Cent Sam and Czech Funk. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $10. 7 p.m., June 5.The Plastic Cup BoyzFeaturing comedians Will “Spank” Horton, Na’im Lynn and Lavar Walker, from the Kevin Hart Laugh at My Pain and Let Me Explain tour. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $37-$49. 7 p.m., June 6.Joe SatrianiThe former Deep Purple guitarist who, legend has it, taught original guitar hero Stevie Vai how to rock, is coming home to Long Island. Read more about the Carle Place High School graduate in a forthcoming profile in the Press. With special guest Sit Down Servant. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $59.50-$99.50. 7 p.m., June 7.10,000 ManiacsNatalie Merchant may no longer front the alt-rock quintet from upstate Jamestown, but the group is still producing albums and performing their hits, including “Because The Night,” “These Are Days” and “Candy Everybody Wants.” Give ‘em what they want! The Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St., Amaganset. stephentalkhouse.com $70-$85. 6 p.m., June 7.Jack JohnsonThere are fewer fitting stars to lead off the summer concert calendar at our famed waterside amphitheater than this beloved Hawaiian beach-rock crooner. The would-be pro surfer-turned-guitarist/singer whose first five major-label albums went platinum visits local shores in the latest stop on the tour, promoting his recent, sixth release, From Here To Now To You. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $55-$85. 7:30 p.m., June 7.I Matter Project ReceptionThis empowering social impact art project for Long Island teens is a call to action to educate and inspire teens to make better life decisions and steer clear of destructive behavior, including substance abuse. If features large-scale portraits of students accompanied by brief statements of why they each matter. Huntington Public Library’s Main Street Branch, 338 Main St., Huntington. imatterproject.org/Huntington. Free. 2-4 p.m., June 7. Presentation at 2:30 p.m.Robert Earl KeenAmericana singer/songwriter from the Lone Star State known for both story-telling as well as fun bar songs, Robert Earl Keen is an alt-country rock icon and master of the live performance. Break out the cowboy boots, pour a sarsaparilla and saddle up for such hits as “The Road Goes onj Forever,” Corpus Christi Bay” and “That Buckin’ Song.” The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com. $40.50-$65. 7 p.m., June 7. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img read more

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Enterprise risk management and the Cold War

first_imgby: Ken AgleIf you think relations between the U.S. and Russia are strained now, consider the 1980s. It was the culmination of the Cold War—an arms race between the U.S. and the USSR. Tensions were high, and there was one thing keeping everything in balance: mutually assured destruction, or MAD.The basic premise was this: if the Soviets fired a missile at us, our early warning detection system would alert us, and we would fire missiles back at them. Both sides would likely take on heavy losses, which is why neither side wanted to fire that first shot. What preserved that tenuous peace during the era of nuclear proliferation was each nation’s detection system.Early Warning DetectionAs difficult as that period was, it provides useful guidance for financial institutions when it comes to how they can approach their enterprise risk management.A financial institution today might consider its key risk indicators as the early warning detection system that identifies where it might run into some trouble down the road. This strategy is reactive, and is a key element of enterprise risk management that many financial institutions have in place already. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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True story: How far will you go to serve your members?

first_img 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr We recently asked members of one of our credit unions to share their story with us. We wanted to know in what way the credit union had gone above and beyond to serve them? We received many great stories, and they continue to come in. Not only were the marketing gold, but sharing the stories with the staff at the credit union reinforced how appreciative members are when they give 110%.Though many stories were heartwarming, none showed the dedication of this particular credit union better than this story from a member:I sincerely apologize for placing you in the middle of a heated conversation without warning, when I was at the Finance Depart at the Auto Dealership. Originally, the car was valued at $22,500 (According to the Sticker Price), after almost walking away from the whole deal, they redesigned the offer to $20,500 plus LIC-Tax-and Doc Fees . . . I completely disagreed with that price, and told them that I was going to Test Drive a BMW I liked at another Dealership, and that car was priced at $19,000. When the sales guy asked me: “How much would you like to buy the car for?” I said $19,000 out the door! They came back at me with an offer of $19,250, and I took it!The Dealership gave me such a hard time when the finance discussions started:last_img read more

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Samsung Galaxy M12/ Galaxy F12 Back Panel Reportedly Spotted Online, Tipped to Come With 7,000mAh Battery

first_img– Advertisement – Is this the end of the Samsung Galaxy Note series as we know it? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Looking at the similarity between the two model numbers, it could be that the Samsung Galaxy F12 comes as a rebranded version of the Galaxy M12. However, the panel also shows ‘M05′ etched on it, which adds another possibility that this phone gets launched as the Samsung Galaxy M05.The report further adds that the Samsung Galaxy M12/ F12 will feature a 6.7-inch display with a hole-punch cut out for the selfie camera. It is said to come with a massive 7,000mAh battery as well. This won’t be the first time Samsung has equipped a phone with such a massive battery. The Galaxy M51 also sports a 7,000mAh battery.Samsung’s F series is the newest series of smartphones that, as of now, includes the budget friendly Galaxy F41. The Galaxy F41 is a rebranded version of the Galaxy M31 which further suggests that the Galaxy F12 will indeed be a rebranded Galaxy M12.- Advertisement –center_img Samsung Galaxy M12 or the Samsung Galaxy F12 may have been leaked via industry sources, a new report claims. Live images of the back panel with M127F/ F127G etched on the inside have surfaced which suggests that the Samsung Galaxy F12 could be a rebranded Galaxy M12. Additionally, the report states that the Samsung Galaxy M12/ F12 could be backed by a massive 7,000mAh battery. As of now, Samsung has not shared any information about the Samsung Galaxy M12 or the Galaxy F12.According to a report by 91Mobiles citing industry sources, the Samsung Galaxy M12/ F12’s back panel has been leaked through live images. The back panel shows a square camera module with four circular cutouts suggesting that the phone in question will come with a quad rear camera setup. A USB Type-C port, speaker grill, and 3.5mm headphone jack can be spotted on the bottom as well. However, what’s more interesting is that on the inside of the back panel, ‘M127F/ F127G’ has been etched.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Howard Allen’s film ‘The Skin’ comes to Dominica

first_img Tweet LocalNews Howard Allen’s film ‘The Skin’ comes to Dominica by: – May 4, 2012 Share 36 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! The Dominica Film Office in Association with the Discover Dominica Authority and DOMFESTA will on May 11th present Howard Allen’s ‘The Skin’ at the Arawak House of Culture.The Skin, a film by HAMA Films from Antigua, comes to Dominica as part of Tourism Awareness Month and DOMFESTA. The fourth film by husband and wife team Howard and Mitzi Allen, The Skin is a supernatural thriller steeped in Caribbean folkloric mysticism made doubly eerie by its seemingly normal setting in a fine villa in modern Antigua.Plot-wise, the villa’s mortgage is the young couple’s – Lisa and Michael Fenton’s – primary concern as the bank moves to foreclose on them. Despite several efforts to raise money, they always fall short. Their luck changes when Michael discovers an ancient vase buried deep in the ruins of a former sugar estate and sells it to an expatriate antique dealer for enough money to clear their mortgage and have a shopping spree. The couple gets little time to celebrate their good fortune before strange things begin to happen and the thoroughly modern Fentons make the terrifying acquaintance with the Soucouyant.The Skin’s special effects are as sophisticated and otherworldly as the dialogue is simple and matter-of-fact. A triumph for a film produced for the extremely low budget of US$100,000.00. It is also a tribute to producer Mitzi Allen’s genius who ensured that every dollar earned by product placement, from rolls of Cottonelle in the bathroom to a whirlwind shopping spree and fashion show in Antiguan clothing stores, was stretched to gossamer thinness.The film has played to enthusiastic audiences at the Caribbean Tales Film Festival in Barbados, the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, the Caribbean Tales Toronto Film Showcase, the International Black Film Festival of Nashville, Tennessee, as well as in New York and Antigua. It stars emerging Antiguan actors Aisha Ralph and Brent Simon; renowned Jamaican actors Carl Bradshaw and Peter Williams; Scottish actor Jeff Stewart and Antiguan dancer and choreographer Veron Stoute Humphreys who made a sensational acting debut as the Soucouyant.The Skin will be screened for one night only at the Arawak House of Culture on Friday May 11th 2012 at 8:00pm. Tickets are available for purchase at Bulls Eye Pharmacy and at Depex Color Lab. Press Release Sharelast_img read more

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Understanding the ‘Teenage Brain’ Can Help Parents

first_imgChildhood behavioral expert Jim Harris says if it seems as though your teen’s brain works differently from yours, that’s because it does. (Photo credit: Dan Heyman/Public News Service.)Maybe your teen’s brain doesn’t work the same way yours does – but a childhood behavioral expert says new research can help parents better understand their adolescent son or daughter.Jim Harris, who works at Marshall University to improve behavioral practices in schools, said research suggests the risky experimentation kids seem drawn to is partially the result of biological changes in their brains. Harris said the adolescent brain is pushing its owner to be ready to go out into the world as an adult.“It’s encouraging risk-taking, novelty-seeking, in an effort to get kids to leave what are oftentimes safe, secure, situations to go out and experiment and venture into adulthood,” he said.The assumption often is to blame hormones and teens’ newly-awakened sex drive – but it’s deeper than that, said Harris, a clinical social worker who serves as Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports coordinator at Marshall’s Autism Training Center. Teens may be getting ready to start their own families, Harris said, but their brains also are changing in other ways.Take the pre-frontal cortex – the part of the brain in charge of rational decision-making and impulse control. In a teen, Harris said, it’s still developing, in part by experience and experimentation. In most people, he added, it hasn’t fully developed until their 20s.“It’s not that they’re not necessarily rational,” Harris said. “It’s just that they’re fine-tuning their rational process.”Despite parents’ frustrations with them, teens still need guidance and support, he said.Harris recently spoke at the largest social workers’ conference in the nation. He called his talk, “A Teenager’s Brain: A Scary Place to Go Alone.” Not only can the mind of an adolescent be a strange landscape for an adult, but Harris said the teen should not have to go through these changes alone.“The worst thing a parent can do at that stage is detach,” he said. “If a parent detaches, then they’re kind of leaving society – media, things like that – to kind of step in.”News Servicelast_img read more

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Barca preparing final offer to land Lautaro from Inter

first_img Loading… Sources close to the situation have learned that Suarez is willing to sit down with the club and negotiate his exit. However, should president Josep Maria Bartomeu try to play hardball and attempt to wriggle out of paying said €14m, the 33-year-old will simply return to training and collect his weekly wage. Should both parties reach an accord, it is understood that Juventus have already come to an agreement with Suarez over a three-year contract worth €10m (£9m/$12m) per season, with the attacker having already begun the process of applying for an Italian passport. read also:Lyon star on Barcelona radar as Suarez replacement Barca will try to recoup some kind of compensation from Juve should Suarez make the switch to Turin, but the Italian giants have no intention of providing Bartomeu and Co. what would essentially be a handout. Lautaro, at least at first, would earn significantly less than Suarez per annum, yet another reason the Camp Nou side are keen to bring the 23-year-old Argentine in to lead the club into the future. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Best Cars Of All Time5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In Thailand11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The Globe10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The Worldcenter_img Barcelona are preparing a final offer for Lautaro Martinez, with the beleaguered Blaugrana ready to test Inter’s resolve as they prepare for life without Luis Suarez at the head of their attack. New boss Ronald Koeman recently made it clear to the Uruguayan, despite him being close friends with wantaway Lionel Messi, that he would no longer be a key player for the Catalans and should attempt to find a new club. And although Lyon attacker Memphis Depay has been mooted as a potential successor due to his ties with Koeman, Goal can confirm that Lautaro remains at the top Barca’s wishlist, with the Argentine seen as a complete centre-forward in the precise mould the club are looking for. There are many complications in the way, however, the most notable of which is the fact that Suarez still has a year left on his contract at Camp Nou, with an automatic renewal for a further year should he feature in more than 60 percent of matches. In essence, Barcelona have two options: let Suarez stay and look on from the stands while he sees out the final season of his current deal or pay him his full salary for the 2020-21 season and allow him to leave as a free agent. The latter, of course, would see the striker sent off with a clean break, but forking an annual salary of €14 million (£12.5m/$16.5m) in one go is far from ideal for the Liga side, whose financial issues amid the coronavirus pandemic are well documented.last_img read more

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Moyes to give Zaha a chance

first_img Losing against a team made up of players from the Thailand Premier League was not the way Moyes intended to begin his reign as United boss. However, as he pointed out, this was not a match his new charges had to win. And in the performances of 18-year-old Adnan Januzaj and former Crystal Palace star Zaha, Moyes had two reasons to feel content at his side’s work. Zaha actually joined United in January but the 20-year-old stayed at Palace for the remainder of the season, helping Ian Holloway’s men back into the top flight. David Moyes has confirmed Wilfried Zaha will get a chance to impress this season after a fine second-half display in Manchester United’s 1-0 defeat to Singha All Stars. There had been some suggestion he might be sent back there to further his education. Listening to Moyes, that is not going to happen. “Wilfried did well,” said Moyes. “He gave us a little bit of something different. “We have brought him here to give him a chance. It is the first time I have worked with him and had a chance to see him up close. He will certainly be part of the squad and we will see where we can fit him in as often as we can.” Zaha came closest to levelling for the visitors when he curled a shot against the post. In the end though, United could find no response to Teeratep Winothai’s 50th-minute effort. “It wasn’t a brilliant result but this wasn’t one we desperately needed to win,” said Moyes. “It is one we need to get prepared to win games from.” And Januzaj made his mark, building on the positive impression he made at the end of last season, when he was handed a squad number by Sir Alex Ferguson and even made the bench for that emotional final-day 5-5 draw at West Brom. “He was a plus for us,” said Moyes. “He played well. It is always good when you give a young player a chance and he shows up. He did that. The more he plays like that the more opportunities he is likely to get.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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