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Four week extension to existing fuel allowance season

first_imgWhatsApp Twitter Previous articlePX Music: the inspiring raucous energy of new Limerick hip hopNext articleAsIAm and SuperValu Ask for Increased Public Understanding on World Autism Day Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] NewsCommunityPoliticsFour week extension to existing fuel allowance seasonBy Cian Reinhardt – April 2, 2020 233 Print Winter photo created by Dragana_Gordic – www.freepik.comELIGIBLE customers will receive a four-week extension to the existing fuel allowance for this season.Limerick Fine Gael TD Kieran O’ Donnell has said the government has “committed to extending the fuel allowance season by four weeks, from Friday, 10tt April to Friday 8th May”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Fine Gael TD said the move to extend the allowance for existing eligible customers on a once-off basis “makes sense” at a time where “we wish people to stay at home to stay safe”.The extension will help, the Fine Gael TD believes, to “ensure the most vulnerable groups are provided with additional targeted financial supports in a timely and efficient manner”.He said, “This extension will ensure those in receipt of this payment have one less thing to worry about and can remain safe and warm in their homes for the coming period.”Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, said, “The Covid-19 emergency presents a once in a century challenge to our society and our public services and we are determined that our Department does everything we can to meet emerging needs and provide comfort to as many as possible.”Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe said, “During this time of unprecedented difficulty for our people, we must ensure that our older and more vulnerable groups are as comfortable as possible, as people adhere to Government instruction in order to stay safe.“It is for this reason that the Fuel Season is being extended until May. Everyone has a part to play in minimising the impact of this public health crisis.”The Fuel Allowance payment is made to over 370,000 of the most disadvantaged households in the country including pensioners and those with disabilities, who are most at risk of fuel poverty.The current 28 week season is due to finish on April 10. The payment is made as an allowance paid alongside the customer’s primary welfare payment.On foot of the changes approved by Government today, the Fuel Allowance season will be extended by 4 weeks and will continue until Friday, May 8.center_img Advertisement Facebook Email Linkedinlast_img read more

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Jazz as conversation

first_imgGreat jazz requires a strange alchemy of instinct and expertise, of empathy and teamwork from its musicians — a fact few know better than famed artist and composer Wynton Marsalis. Jazz is a conversation, but a nuanced, swift, and complicated one, he said.At Sanders Theatre on Wednesday, Marsalis and a band of all-star musicians both discussed and demonstrated how to achieve that balance in “At the Speed of Instinct: Choosing Together to Play and Stay Together,” the fourth of Marsalis’ six-part lecture series at Harvard that began in 2011. Coming just two day’s after Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon, the performance provided a collective respite for the campus.“No one knows better than Wynton that art and music are for times of sorrow as well as celebration, that the community they build is more important than ever as we turn to one another for comfort and for strength,” President Drew Faust said at the start of program. “He shows us that music is a means of capturing human experience that connects us to something larger than ourselves.”“No one knows better than Wynton that art and music are for times of sorrow as well as celebration,” said President Drew Faust at the start of the program.Marsalis and his band began the night by playing a piece that Marsalis had written earlier that day to commemorate the city’s, and the country’s, anguish over the bombings.“Sometimes the expression of grief is such a heavy feeling that only playing will suffice,” said Marsalis, managing and artistic director of jazz at Lincoln Center.Jazz’s ability to resonate with people in times of deep sadness — or carefree happiness — stems in part from its ability to both harness and transcend time, to capture a moment and build on it through improvisation, he said.“Ours is a time-obsessed time,” he said. “The art of jazz is the mastery of time, thousands of decisions made in an instant for the duration of a song. When we play, there is a supreme cognizance of the present, of the energy in being present, and of the intensity of presenting a collective insight into successive moments of present-ness.“Hmm, that’s a mouthful,” he added.Jazz musicians’ constant adjustments, their awareness of things changing from moment to moment, make jazz unique among Western dance music, he said.“Together, you discover that adjusting to one another is as important a skill as soloing,” he said.Jazz offers other unexpected lessons as well, he said: that sometimes the best solution to a group’s problem is not to play, that sometimes “you can create more freedom by sacrificing your own.”With its intense focus on time, jazz teaches that “everyone lives with their own relationship to time,” he said. “Jazz people will never press you about where you were or who you were with or what time you did this or that.”And in a nation that is engaged in constant battles over cultural change, jazz offers “the art of managing change without losing the focus on substance.”As technology takes over more and more aspects of daily life, he said, jazz can remind Americans to connect with each other, and to their musical and cultural history. After all, you can’t play good jazz without being rooted in the moment and focusing on your fellow musicians — a rare thing in an era when much of popular music can be produced without two musicians ever setting foot in the same room, he added.“Jazz teaches you how to be a person, and how to ripen your personhood through empathy,” Marsalis said. “Even at its most complex, it tells you: Everything is going to work out because we’re going to make it work out.”In the performance’s second half, Marsalis and his band — tenor saxophonist Walter Blanding, bassist Carlos Henriquez, drummer Ali Jackson, and pianist Marcus Roberts — brought Marsalis’ insights to life.They walked the audience through four foundational jazz styles (swing, blues, Afro-Cuban Hispanic, and ballad), stopping after each one to explain how they had played off the others, had read their decisions, and had reacted to where the improvisation was headed.Often, that means listening with as much intensity as you play, the musicians said. In a way, the band’s playing amounted to a conversation that none but the most trained members of audience could understand.“It’s like if you’re talking to somebody — they want to talk too,” Roberts said.Blanding agreed that listening was crucial.“That collective intelligence matters,” Blanding said. When he isn’t playing sax, he said, he could start thinking about what he’d play next. But that approach doesn’t always work: “When you try to reattach yourself to what’s happening [with the rest of the band], you often find yourself out of place.”The band’s instinctual interactions require a “tremendous amount of concentration,” Marsalis said, that can take years of practice for its members to master. It also requires humility and restraint, especially from the rhythm section, Jackson said.“Drums have a lot of power, so you have to be sensitive about the use of the power,” he said. “It’s like if a king just killed his whole community — there’d be nobody to worship him.”The band, and the audience, laughed. “That was a real look into the psychology of a drummer,” Marsalis said.last_img read more

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Track And Field Continues To Post PRs At Missouri Invitational

first_imgHigh Jump4. Tamar Mosby, 5-37. Taylor Patton, 5-1 Nine members of the Drake University men’s and women’s track and field teams set 10 personal bests on Friday evening at the Missouri Invitational while others nearly recorded career performances in what was for many, just their second competition of the indoor season. Complete Results (HTML) 400 Meters3. Bas Van Leersum, 49.2815. Dominic Lombardi, 52.1315. Blair Barrow, 52.1321. Nihad Ejubovic, 54.60 High Jump3. Forest Moses, 6-4.75 Pole Vault7. Erik Olson, 13-7 Story Links On the track for the women, Victoria Coombe (Centennial, Colo.) was third in the 60-meter hurdles in 9.09. Prior to that, she ran the second-fastest time in the preliminary heats with a personal best time of 8.97.”Tori [Coombe] has been looking good all week at practice and with Mary [Young] being off this week, she had a chance to lead our hurdlers and she did just that with a personal best in the prelims,” Bennett added. “She executed everything right and the time showed that.” Kayla Giuliano (Lake In The Hills, Ill.) also recorded an indoor personal best in the 800 meters with a second-place time of 2:19.18 to lead three Bulldogs in the top 10 as she was followed by Danielle Griesbaum (Lake Villa, Ill.) and Meghan Kearney (Kansas City, Mo.) in third and ninth places, respectively.”Meghan [Kearney] gets the spotlight of the meet tonight,” Bennett said. “She got tripped up and fell half way through her 800-meter race. I think everybody watching would have been ok with her not finishing, but she got up and sprinted the rest of the race. That’s demonstrating the Bulldog Way and our team’s mindset. I could have not been more proud of her.”In the longer distances, freshmen Mykaela Cole (Urbandale, Iowa) and Morgan Garcia (Marion, Iowa), were fifth and eighth in the mile. Meanwhile in the 800 meters, the Bulldogs had three runners in the top 10 with senior George Webb (Morton Grove, Ill.) finishing third in 1:57.25 while junior Cory Erickson (Duluth, Minn.) was seventh with a personal best of 1:59.72. Earlier in the evening, Hudson Priebe (Chamberlain, S.D.) was third in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.30, just two one-hundreths of second off his personal best. Dominic Lombardi (Columbus, Ohio) was sixth in the event with a personal best of 8.44.”Overall, we had great performances from both the men and women,” Bennett said. “I couldn’t be more proud of them on how they competed from the first race to the last race. This team is special and I’m excited to see what next week at UNI will bring.”The Bulldogs continue their season next weekend in Cedar Falls, Iowa, to compete in the Jack Jennette and Mark Messersmith Invitationals Jan. 27-28. 800 Meters3. George Webb, 1:57.257. Cory Erickson, 1:59.729. Xavier Lechleitner, 2:00.06 60-Meter Hurdles (Final)3. Victoria Coombe, 9.09 Complete Results (PDF) Drake Individual Men’s Results60 Meters (Prelims)17. Caulin Graves, 7.1022. Deonne Witherspoon, 7.13 Mile15. Kyle Cass, 4:34.7618. Kyle Brandt, 4:36.21 Triple Jump1. Taryn Rolle, 40-8.25 60-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)3. Hudson Priebe, 8.436. Dominic Lombardi, 8.55 Christina LeMunyon (Overland Park, Kan.) finished second in the pole vault with an indoor personal best of 10-6.25, the fifth-best indoor mark in school history. 200 Meters11. Mariah Crawford, 26.2514. Ebele Okoye, 26.4719. Kaylen Rettig, 26.85center_img 60-Meter Hurdles (Final)3. Hudson Priebe, 8.306. Dominic Lombardi, 8.44 Mile5. Mykaela Cole, 5:19.408. Morgan Garcia, 5:25.73 60-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)2. Victoria Coombe, 8.979. Bryce Lang, 9.82 Pole Vault2. Christina LeMunyon, 10-6.25 Drake Individual Women’s Results60 Meters9. Mariah Crawford, 7.87 400 Meters5. Rai Ahmed-Green, 58.319. Ebele Okoye, 1:00.8912. Victoria Coombe, 1:01.3913. Kaylen Rettig, 1:01.4720. Bryce Lang, 1:03.35 The men were led by a pair of top-10 finishes from All-MVC competitor Bas Van Leersum (Zandaam, The Netherlands). Primarily a 400-meter hurdles specialist, Van Leersum was third in the 400 meters in 49.28 and sixth in the 200 meters in 22.44.”Bas showed his range by dropping down and running the 200,” Bennett said. “With a PR in this event and finishing 3rd in the 400, he continues to prove to be a challenge for anyone on the track.” 4×400-Meter Relay6. Webb, Cozine, Lechleitner, Bognar, 3:31.909. Ejubovic, Lombardi, Zak, Priebe, 3:32.45  Print Friendly Version Weight Throw7. Michael Dolan, 49-5 200 Meters6. Bas Van Leersum, 22.448. Caulin Graves, 22.5818. Hudson Priebe, 23.0926. Deonne Witherspoon, 23.4429. Nihad Ejubovic, 23.9031. Tyler Zak, 23.97 4×400-Meter Relay3. Ahmed-Green, Rettig, Crawford, Okoye, 3:57.836. Giuliano, Kearney, Nicholson, Garcia, 4:11.02 Long Jump8. Tyler Zak, 20-6.25 Long Jump7. Brittani Griesbaum. 17-5.58. Taryn Rolle, 17-5.25 Competing against programs such as Missouri, Missouri State, Southeast Missouri State, SIU Edwardsville and a bevy of other Midwestern teams, the Bulldogs also recorded 31 top-10 finishes with some of the team’s top competitors taking the week off from competition.”Today’s meet was a great marker to see how we as a team would fair with a short training week,” said co-interim head coach LaRon Bennett. “We were excited to see how we would fare against SEC and some of the top junior college programs in the nation. We train with the mindset that we can compete against anybody in the country, and I think tonight Drake answered that challenge.” In the jumps, Taryn Rolle (Nassau, The Bahamas) continued to perform well by winning the women’s triple jump with a mark of 40-8.25 that was just 1.25 inches off of her personal best, which ranks second all-time in the Drake record books. She was also eighth in the long jump. 800 Meters2. Kayla Giuliano, 2:19.983. Danielle Griesbaum, 2:23.609. Meghan Kearney, 2:27.6615. Paige Nicholson, 2:28.96last_img read more

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Raiders preparing for Denver — with or without Antonio Brown

first_imgALAMEDA — Antonio Brown was not on the premises Thursday, and whether he returns or not is anyone’s guess.So the Raiders were moving forward without their mercurial wide receiver as they prepared to host the Denver Broncos Monday night in the regular-season opener at the Coliseum.On the first official injury report of the season, Brown was listed as having not practiced with a “related-conduct” designation. Brown is facing a possible suspension after threatening to hit general manager Mike …last_img

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Londoners get a taste of South African food

first_imgSouth African cuisine takes centre stage at a restaurant in London. Situated near Buckingham Palace, bbar serves everything from boerewors to bunny chow.South African food is being served at bbar, a restaurant near Buckingham Palace. (Image: bbar)Compiled by Priya PitamberA hop and a skip away from Buckingham Palace in London lies bbar, a cocktail bar and restaurant offering an array of South African dishes. Think bobotie springrolls, biltong, chakalaka, boerewors and Cape Malay curries.It is owned by South African hotelier Beatrice Tollman, whose expertise, along with that of her husband, Stanley, extends to the Red Carnation Group of 17 luxurious hotels across South Africa, the UK and US. It includes Durban’s The Oyster Box and The Twelve Apostles in Cape Town.Stanley named the restaurant bbar as a tribute to Beatrice’s love for home-grown recipes. Her passion for the kitchen is also documented in her cook book, A Life in Food. It contains recipes passed down through the family as well as creations inspired by her travels.The South African influence“There seems to be a demand for South African cuisine in London,” said general manager Ian Powrie, speaking to the Sunday Times. “At the bbar there is a huge demand for bobotie, SA style Cape Malay curries, biltong, boerewors and avocado-based salads.”There is no one that does #NationalCurryWeek like bbar. Come & try our NEW Arthur’s Chicken #Curry, with great #SouthAfrican flavours. pic.twitter.com/BDtxCYBpHg— bbar & restaurant (@bbarlondon) October 10, 2016Afternoon tea, usually quintessentially British, is given a South African twist with the inclusion of mini bunny chows.Enjoy our #SouthAfrican #afternoontea The perfect way to catch up with #friends pic.twitter.com/CoyBIMGmP8— bbar & restaurant (@bbarlondon) March 1, 2017The décor also has a tinge of South Africa: from the giraffe print on some of the chairs to the cheetah statue on the edge of the bar and the beaded giraffe ornaments lurking at the window.Come & keep the giraffes company this evening #dinner #food #London pic.twitter.com/szZkGi3g5e— bbar & restaurant (@bbarlondon) March 7, 2017The start of a hotelier careerHer husband came from a family of hoteliers, Beatrice said, but it was a new industry to her. In 1954, she opened her first hotel in Johannesburg called the Nugget. But she also fondly remembers their second hotel, the Hyde Park Hotel.“We named the main restaurant there The Colony, inspired by the supper clubs of New York and it soon attracted international cabaret stars (e.g. Petula Clark and Trini Lopez) and famous guests such as Marlene Dietrich, George Peppard and Michael Caine,” Tollman told lifestyle news website, Belle About Town.“It was a very exciting time; these famous people stayed at our Hyde Park Hotel! We ran three other restaurants from this same hotel.”No day was ever the same in the hotel industry, she said, which gave her great enjoyment.Her love for foodAccording to Powrie, bbar is to showcase Beatrice’s recipes and it is a thank you from Stanley for the hard work during the early years of business.Beatrice firmly believes food brings people together. “Gathering friends and family together for a fantastic meal is a bonding experience and helps maintain close relationships in a world where everyone’s lives are getting increasingly busy.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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A Startup Should Take out a Business Loan that Makes Sense

first_imgReasons to Outsource General Counsel Services f… China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Related Posts Tags:#Business Funding#Finance Taking out any loan for your business or personal use is easy nowadays, but it is highly essential that you take out a loan that makes sense. No one wants to fall into a debt trap making life difficult. If you’re going to be stress-free then you should consider your need and most importantly the different scenarios before you take out a business loan to fund your startup. A startup should take out a business loan that makes sense.You may need money, a lot of it, for starting a business or for expanding.When you consult other businesses, friends, family or mentor about borrowing you will come across a series of varied opinions.You will come across a group of a traditional pessimist who will tell you about all the cautionary anecdotes that they can think of, and they will warn you from taking out a loan.On the other hand, you will be greeted by others who will encourage you to go ahead suggesting that a business loan has blessed them.You may be in a situation where you will face a dilemma in determining the feasibility of taking out a loan for your business.Since the negatives make a more significant and more effective impact in human minds, you will be apprehensive about a situation when you will have to face the trauma of carrying unmanageable debts. In such circumstances, like most people you’ll look out for ways in which you can find relief from your debt. You’ll consider debt and loans from different reliable and tested sources such as nationaldebtreliefprograms.com.Doing all of the research necessary will eat up your time and energy.You may feel you could have devoted this amount of time to other vital areas of your business ensuring more productivity and growth.To avoid such situations, it is crucial that you consider the different factors that will influence your decision to take out a business loan for your startup. You must also find several other things such as:The particular stage of your business when you need the moneyThe specific purpose of the loan and whether or not you can postpone it or manage it with an alternativeThe credit history of your businessThe amount that you are eligible toThe rate of interest you will have to pay on the business loan andYour ability and cash flow to repay the loan on time with interest without any defaults.It is only after considering all situations that you will know the difference between a good and a bad loan.Replenish your inventory.There may be times when you may need to replenish your business inventory which by it is perhaps the most significant expense for any business. Moreover, if you are into seasonal business, you will need even more money to buy a considerable amount of it in bulk well before the seasonal sale starts.If you do not have considerable funds on hand or in the bank you will need to take out a business loan. These loans are called an inventory loan. To make sure that you take a wise step there are a few things that you should consider beforehand such as:Comparing your sales projections this year with that of the last few yearsComparing the cost of the business loan with your current sales projections andFinding out the prevailing as well as upcoming market condition as these are extremely volatile.However, when you consider your future sales prospects and make a projection this year make sure that you are cautious, calculative and most importantly a bit conservative. This will help you to know the feasibility of taking out such a loan.Other situations to consider.Apart from your inventory purchase, there are a lot of other situations when you may need to borrow money for your startup. A few of these are:Need to purchase equipment:Irrespective of the type of business, you will need specific equipment. It may be IT tools or machinery, but you will need these to make your business operations more accessible and add to efficiency and productivity. Taking out a loan in such situations is a possible decision because the equipment that you purchase will be the collateral itself. Having a guarantee to hold against a loan will lower the rate of interest but make sure that the material itself is worthy enough to invest on.Need to expand office:When your workforce outgrows the available space in your current office, you may feel it is the right time to expand it and take up a larger space altogether. Larger accommodations involve an enormous cost of leasing a new real estate, picking and moving, overhead and other allied expenses. If you do not have immediate cash in hand, talking out a business loan is an excellent option to deal with the numerous financial aspects. However, consider the potential vagaries in revenue due to such relocation, especially if you are into a retail business.Need fresh talent:When your business grows, you will need to hire more people as few people wearing too many hats at work affects productivity negatively. A lot of startups get a loan to recruit new talent to keep their business running, innovative and competitive.However, you should be wise enough to evaluate the revenue generated later on so that it is enough to cover the debt as well as its costs. Remember, it is essential that you make future projection at present as the impact of fresh talent is not visible immediately. Thinking ahead will help you to see the bigger picture.Grab an opportunity:Sometimes, you will need to grab an opportunity which is too costly to let go, but you may not have the money to go ahead. Take a loan if you think that the return will cover the burden of debt.If you want to build your score sometimes taking out small business loans and repaying it successfully will help in building your score so that you can take a bigger loan in future if required. It all depends on your prudence and the reason for taking a business loan. Marina Thomas is a marketing and communication expert. She also serves as a content developer with many years of experience. She helps clients in long-term wealth plans. She has previously covered an extensive range of topics in her posts, including Money Saving, Budgeting, Cryptocurrency, Business debt consolidation, Business, and Start-ups. How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture marina thomas What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star…last_img read more

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LOOK: Injured Gordon Hayward shoots free throws from chair

first_imgQC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding WATCH: ’Emotional’ Hayward recalls how his family felt after horrific injury View comments Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Lue unhappy with ’embarrassing’ Cavs LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion In an appearance in NBC Boston last week, Hayward revealed that the first thing he requested after his injury from head coach Brad Stevens was to be given a basketball.After bearing his heart out in an emotional interview, Hayward was also recorded working on his passing skills while again being seated on a chair.Meanwhile, Hayward has been ruled out for the rest of the 2017-2018 season.Despite his absence, the Celtics are currently the hottest team in the league right now, owning a 9-win streak en route to best record in the NBA. /raRELATED STORY:ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Boston Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge shared the inspiring image of his prized off-season recruit, who was “putting in work” from the free-throw line while wearing a walking boot.He’s putting in the work💪🏼@gordonhayward ☘️ pic.twitter.com/0d7YBvvRmZFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout— Danny Ainge (@danielrainge) November 6, 2017 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA After suffering from a harrowing and traumatic ankle injury on NBA opening night, one wouldn’t blame Gordon Hayward if he decided to not set foot inside a basketball court for a while.But just four weeks after the incident, the extremely dedicated 27-year-old forward is back in the gym, working on his shooting form—albeit sitting from a chair in the dark.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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10 months ago3 sackings in 4 years: In image & spirit this is Woodward’s Man Utd

first_img3 sackings in 4 years: In image & spirit this is Woodward’s Man Utdby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCOMMENT: It’s happened again. Another one’s gone. A third sacking in four years. A fourth manager – soon to be a fifth – to be hired in that time. And Manchester United – again – return to the drawing board.A new man is now to arrive. A new pattern of play to be introduced. A new staff. New players. More change. More upheaval. Five years of uncertainty. Of instability. Though with one constant. The one man responsible for all this. The one who has overseen this managed decline of the world’s biggest club.Jose Mourinho is gone. But the man who hired him is still in power. As he was for the appointment of David Moyes. The hiring and demoting of Ryan Giggs. The arrival of Louis van Gaal. And of course, the signing of Mourinho. And yet, it’ll still be Ed Woodward who chooses the next manager. Just as it is he who has found Mourinho’s interim replacement. Kieran McKenna and Michael Carrick will be in charge of training this week, but United’s vice-chairman exec already has his former manager’s replacement lined up. The temporary appointment expected to be someone with no past connections with the club – that is apart from those cozy chats with Woodward.Yes. Yes. We can hear you. Mourinho has found himself in the same position as Van Gaal did three years ago. The Dutchman, to this day, claiming Mourinho and Woodward connived behind his back as he led United to a first FA Cup triumph in 12 years. But two wrongs don’t make a right. So again, another manager arrives. With his ideas. His approach. Let’s say, an experienced Guus Hiddink type. To muddle through to the end of the season. Well, that’d be the right thing to do. To put the club on autopilot ahead of the new man arriving. The fulltime manager. Woodward’s real choice. To go in there with a blank slate and start again.But there’s a Champions League tie with PSG to navigate. An FA Cup run to tackle. And a top four push to salvage. The caretaker will have to impose his ideas. His system on the players. Break down what Mourinho had them doing and build them up again. Only for, come June, to have all that work scrapped – again – by the fulltime manager.But that’s okay. No, really. Woodward knows what he’s doing. Clearly he does. Just look at his track record…That track record has three managers now on the dust heap. And there’s something to be said about those three managers and the relationship they had with Woodward. We may not get it directly from Mourinho, a gag clause in his payout will put paid to that hope. But his two predecessors have given us plenty. Bitter. Resentful. Not of the club. Nor the man who replaced them. But of the one who hired, then fired, them. Just over the weekend, Moyes, clearly the most personable of the trio, admitted his treatment still “rankled”.“It still rankles now because I felt I was suited for it. I didn’t think it was in Manchester United’s DNA to change a manager so quickly,” said the Scot. And then there’s Van Gaal, who really was sounding the warning to Mourinho and United in general about the club’s prime decision maker.”He never discussed anything with me – and you can talk about anything with me,” Van Gaal has said previously. “With all my experience, I know the unwritten laws of football. A club has to prepare for the future.“I can understand that and they should have approached me. Ed could talk to me but he did not.”Sound familiar? Well, if you’ve been paying attention it will. Mourinho never went as far as LVG. But his confidants let us know – including this column – that what he found with Woodward was just the same as the old Dutch master described. So who truly sets the tone at this club? The manager? The scowling. Bad tempered gaffer? Or does that image reflect what the man in the dugout has had to contend with since 2013? Good man-management at a club should never be restricted to those in charge of the football operation. It also goes for the higher ups. How they conduct business. How they build and foster relationships. It all filters throughout an organisation. Yes, the spirit of a dressing room leans heavily on the direction of the manager. Just as the manager’s morale has a reliance on his relationship from those upstairs.The attitude and resentment displayed by all three of United’s fulltime managers since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement speaks volumes. Ed Woodward is failing this club. Just as he has failed his three managerial appointments. Changing the face in the dugout will never be enough to get this club fulfilling it’s potential again.The managed decline will continue until improvements are made above the head of Manchester United’s next manager. TagsTransfersOpinionAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month ago​Thai family suing Leicester for helicopter clash

first_img​Thai family suing Leicester for helicopter clashby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveA family from Thailand is suing the owners of Leicester City Football Club.The relatives of a Thai beauty queen, who was killed in the helicopter crash that also claimed the club’s owner as a fatality, is suing.Nusara Suknamai, 32, was one of the victims of the tragic crash that happened just outside the King Power Stadium in Leicester last October.The suit is against the estate of the club’s owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who perished in the crash.Lawyers for the victim’s family say that her relatives have not been given any compensation by the King Power Group or anyone associated with Leicester.It is reported that offers were made, per The Sun, but they were deemed far too low given the circumstances.A trial is set for November. About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Wildfire Service cautioning public after personcaused fire erupts near Mackenzie over the

first_imgAccording to Reynolds, no lightning was recorded in the area at the time the fire was discovered, leading officials to suspect the fire was human-caused. She said that though the fire appears to largely be under control, the Prince George Fire Centre is concerned about the potential for more wildfires to erupt in the coming days as the fire danger rating is forecast to increase.The current fire danger rating across much of the Peace is currently moderate to high, but those values are predicted to increase to ‘extreme’ by the end of this week across much of the Fire Centre. MACKENZIE, B.C. – The BC Wildfire Service is cautioning residents in Northeast B.C. about the increasing danger of wildfires with the current heatwave after a wildfire erupted near Mackenzie over the weekend.Prince George Fire Centre Fire Information Officer Amanda Reynolds said that the Lion’s Lake Fire was reported to officials on Saturday and has since grown to around 47 hectares in size. She said that air tankers were deployed to drop water onto the fire on both Saturday and Sunday and that currently there are 23 firefighters on scene battling the flames with 16 more on the way.The BC Wildfire Service has taken over command of the fight against the fire from the Mackenzie Fire Department, which is continuing to provide assistance against the blaze. The fire is said to have slowed its growth significantly after it experienced rapid growth over the weekend.last_img read more

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