RORY RETURNS FOR DONEGAL BUT KARL ON THE BENCH

first_imgRORY Kavanagh has returned to the starting line-up for Sunday’s Ulster SFC Final clash with Monaghan in Clones.The St Eunan’s man has been named in the half-forward line as Martin McElhinney is chosen to partner Christy Toye in midfield. Neil Gallagher and Karl Lacey have been named on the bench. However Jim McGuinness current line-up may well change before the 4pm throw-in. RORY RETURNS FOR DONEGAL BUT KARL ON THE BENCH was last modified: July 18th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalkarl laceyLine-upMonaghanRory Kavanaghlast_img read more

Happy birthday, Tata Madiba

first_imgChief among African leaders, Nelson Mandela is one of few statesmen to have achieved almost universal respect around the world and across the political spectrum.Nelson Mandela is a universally respected leader. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)His role in fighting apartheid, his imprisonment on Robben Island – where he came to symbolise the struggle of oppressed people around the world – and his ability to steer South Africa through its rebirth earned him the international reputation of benevolent negotiator and quintessential peacemaker.Imprisoned for 27 years for his opposition to apartheid, Mandela came out of prison in 1990 expressing no bitterness towards his tormentors. Instead, he championed reconciliation among South Africa’s polarised races, espousing the principles of nation-building and co-operative governance.Mandela was one of the few leaders capable of inspiring confidence both inside and outside the country. Few others would have managed to unite the disparate warring parties and steer South Africa from what seemed to be the brink of civil war.To some, Mandela had a near-omnipotent power at the negotiating table, carrying with him an indubitable moral authority and gentle but firm sense of fairness. In 1993, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, which he shared with former South African president FW de Klerk.Mandela as presidentAs South Africa’s first democratically elected president in 1994, Mandela tackled the challenge of uniting both the country’s racial groupings and a fragmented public service whose delivery mandate was skewed in favour of the white population.A significant milestone of his presidency was the exemplary constitution-making process, which delivered a document that is the envy of the democratic world.Mandela is equally known for taking a strong stand against the giant world powers – especially in defence of Africa. As president, he was unrestrained in embracing the ANC’s former allies, such as Libya’s Muammar Gadaffi and Palestinian Liberation Organisation leader Yasser Arafat, in spite of criticism from the United States.His position also made for fluid relationships with Russia and China, former communist allies of the ANC.After handing over the reigns of the presidency to Thabo Mbeki in 1999, Mandela played a key role as middleman in crisis-hit areas such as Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.Besides campaigning globally for peace, Mandela focused his still prodigious energies increasingly on empowering disadvantaged children and fighting against HIV/Aids.In June 2004, Mandela officially retired from public life. His parting gift – a R1-billion endowment to South Africa, to be raised by the three charitable organisations that bear his name: the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and the Nelson Mandela Rhodes Foundation.Early lifeNelson Mandela, whose second name is Rolihlahla, was born on 18 July 1918 in Mvezo, near Qunu. He was the son of Nonqaphi Nosekeni and Henry Mgadla Mandela, chief councillor to the paramount chief of the Tembu. He spent his early childhood in the Transkei, being groomed to become a chief.Mandela matriculated at Healdtown Methodist Boarding School and enrolled at Fort Hare University College, where he met Oliver Tambo. It was at Fort Hare that he first became involved in student politics, and he was expelled in 1940 after participating in a student protest.Mandela left the Transkei, partly to avoid an arranged marriage, and moved to Johannesburg where he was employed as a mine policeman. Shortly after this he met Walter Sisulu, who helped him obtain articles with a legal firm.Completing a BA degree by correspondence in 1941, he then began studying for a law degree, which he didn’t complete. In December 1952, Mandela and Tambo opened the first African legal partnership in the country.Youth League founderTogether with Sisulu and Tambo, Mandela participated in the founding of the African National Congress Youth League in 1944.The Youth League invigorated the ANC. Its Programme of Action was adopted by the ANC in 1949, and it provided much of the impetus that led to mass protests and later, the formation of the ANC’s armed wing, Umkhonto weSizwe.Visit the ANC’s archive: African National Congress Youth LeagueIn 1948 Mandela served as the Youth League’s national secretary, and in 1950 became its national president. He became one of four deputy presidents of the ANC in October 1952.First arrest and banningIn December of the same year, Mandela and 19 others were arrested and charged under the Suppression of Communism Act for their participation in the Defiance Campaign, a national protest against laws curtailing the freedoms of blacks, Indians and coloureds.The campaign was significant for Mandela. Whereas previously he was wary of working with non-black Africans, the campaign convinced him to move towards co-ordinating an interracial and united front to fight apartheid.Mandela was sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment with hard labour, suspended for two years. He was later served with a six-month banning order prohibiting him from attending meetings, or from leaving the Johannesburg magisterial district. For the following nine years his banning orders were continually renewed.In December 1956 Mandela was one of 156 political activists arrested and charged with high treason for the campaign leading to the adoption of The Freedom Charter in 1955. The trial lasted four-and-a-half years. On 25 March 1961, Mandela and 29 others were found not guilty.Family lifeMandela married Evelyn Mase, a nurse, in 1944. The couple had met through Sisulu, Mase’s cousin. The lived in Soweto and had four children, including Makgatho Mandela and Makaziwe Mandela. The divorced in 1958, and taking the children, Mase moved to Cofimvaba in what is today Eastern Cape.In the same year he divorced his first wife, Mandela married Nomzamo Winnie Madikizela. They had two daughters, Zenani and Zindzi. It was a turbulent marriage. During Mandela’s imprisonment on Robben Island, Winnie spearheaded the struggle outside prison. During the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings some three decades later, she was linked to the deaths of several young ANC activists. They divorced in 1996.Mandela and Mase’s third child, Thembi, was killed in a car accident in 1969, while Mandela was imprisoned on Robben Island. Their other son, Makgatho Lewanika Mandela – Mandela’s last surviving son – died on 6 January 2005, aged 54.Read more: My son died of Aids: MandelaArmed struggleWhen the apartheid government banned the ANC and the Pan Africanist Congress in 1960, Mandela led the campaign to launch an underground struggle. He emerged as a leading figure in the formation of Umkhonto weSizwe, the ANC’s armed wing, becoming its first commander-in-chief.After working outside South Africa for a period – a time that included military training in Algeria – Mandela returned to the country in July 1962.On 5 August 1962 the police finally captured the elusive “Black Pimpernel” near Howick in what was then Natal province. He was tried and sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for incitement to strike and illegally leaving the country.Rivonia TrialWhile Mandela was in prison, police raided the ANC’s underground headquarters at Lilliesleaf Farm in Rivonia, north of Johannesburg, and arrested several ANC leaders. Police found documents relating to the manufacture of explosives, Mandela’s diary and copies of a draft memorandum – Operation Mayibuye – which outlined a possible strategy for guerrilla struggle.Read more: Liliesleaf: one day back in ’63The Rivonia Trial began in October 1963 and Mandela joined the other accused – Govan Mbeki, Walter Sisulu, Raymond Mhlaba, Elias Motsoaledi, Ahmed Kathrada, Denis Goldberg and Wilton Mkwayi – being tried for sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the government.Mandela’s statement from the dock received worldwide publicity. On 12 June 1964, all eight of the accused were sentenced to life imprisonment. Goldberg was sent to Pretoria Prison, the rest to Robben Island.Robben IslandMandela spent the next 18 years on Robben Island, before being transferred in 1982 to Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town and then to Victor Verster Prison, where it was discovered that he was suffering from tuberculosis.On Robben Island, Mandela, who was kept in isolation along with other senior leaders, continued to play an important role as a political leader behind bars, maintaining contact with the ANC leadership in exile.From July 1986 onwards, he initiated contact with government representatives, which led eventually to his July 1989 meeting with President PW Botha at Tuynhuys. In December 1989 he met De Klerk.Freedom!Mandela was released from jail on Sunday, 11 February 1990. The first images of the president-to-be walking out of prison were relayed live via satellite to ecstatic audiences across the globe.Mandela led the ANC in negotiations with the South African government which culminated in the adoption of the interim constitution in November 1993. In 1994 the ANC won the country’s first multiracial elections with an overwhelming majority.Read more: 72 days that shaped South AfricaMandela’s inauguration as president brought together the largest number of heads of state since the funeral of former US President John Kennedy in 1963.On 18 July 1998 Mandela married Graça Machel, the widow of former Mozambican president Samora Machel.After handing over the reigns of the presidency to Thabo Mbeki in 1999, Mandela played a key role as middleman in crisis-hit areas such as Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.Besides campaigning globally for peace, Mandela focused his still prodigious energies on empowering disadvantaged children and fighting against HIV/Aids. He gave his prison number – 46664 – to a global campaign to raise awareness about the disease.Retirement and legacyIn June 2004, Mandela officially retired from public life. His parting gift – a R1-billion endowment to South Africa, to be raised by the three charitable organisations that bear his name: the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and the Nelson Mandela Rhodes Foundation.See: Mandela’s wish for South AfricaIn 2007, Mandela, together with Machel and Desmond Tutu, convened a group of world leaders – The Elders – to contribute their wisdom and independent leadership to global problems and to ease human suffering.In 2009, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed Mandela’s birthday, 18 July, as Nelson Mandela International Day, marking his contribution to the anti-apartheid struggle. It called on individuals to donate 67 minutes to doing something for others, commemorating the 67 years that Mandela had been a part of the movement.With his health increasingly fragile, Mandela was admitted to hospital for a reoccurring lung infection many times from 2011. In June 2013, he was admitted in a serious condition. The nation held its breath – but Mandela was sent home on 1 September, with President Jacob Zuma describing Mandela’s condition as “critical and at times unstable”.Mandela passed away on 5 December 2013 at his home in Houghton, Joburg, at the age of 95. “Our nation has lost its greatest son, our people have lost a father,” said Zuma. “Although we knew that this day would come nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss.‘What made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human. We saw in him what we seek in ourselves and in him we saw so much of ourselves. Fellow South Africans, Nelson Mandela brought us together and it is together that we will bid him farewell.”Barack Obama, USA’s first black president also praised Mandela. “We’ve lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this Earth,” Obama said. “He no longer belongs to us – he belongs to the ages.”The country went into a 10-day mourning period. Mandela’s body lay in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria from 11 to 13 December 2013 for the public to say goodbye. A state funeral took place in Qunu on 15 December, where his body was buried.Updated October 2015Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

The Jevons Paradox

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img UPDATED with new photo on May 6, 2011Let’s say you’ve sold your old, leaky house and moved into a new, well-insulated home with Energy Star appliances. With all of its efficiency improvements, your new home requires 30% less energy than your old home. That’s got to be good for the planet, right?Well, maybe not — especially if you save so much on your energy bills that you decide to fly to Florida for your next vacation.A new book, The Myth of Resource Efficiency, casts serious doubts on the idea that efficiency improvements will lead to lower levels of energy consumption. The book focuses on the “rebound effect” — the increase in energy use that often follows energy efficiency improvements. (For more on the rebound effect, see “Getting More Efficient, But Using More Energy”.)The authors of The Myth of Resource Efficiency — John Polimeni, Kozo Mayumi, Mario Giampietro, and Blake Alcott — identify William Stanley Jevons as the first economist to describe the rebound effect. In his 1865 book, The Coal Question, Jevons explained the mechanism whereby energy efficiency improvements lead to increased energy consumption: “If the quantity of coal used in a blast-furnace, for instance, be diminished in comparison with the yield, the profits of the trade will increase, new capital will be attracted, the price of pig-iron will fall, but the demand for it increase; and eventually the greater number of furnaces will more than make up for the diminished consumption of each.”One hundred and forty-four years ago, Jevons wrote, “It is wholly a confusion of ideas to suppose that the economical use of fuel is equivalent to a diminished consumption. The very contrary is the truth.” Economists now refer to this principle as the Jevons Paradox.The Jevons Paradox takes many forms:As Joseph Tainter explains in the… last_img read more

Looking Through Windows — Part 6

first_imgGoodbye, UniluxStill, the Hancock window team never seemed to grasp our need, and how the Unilux windows could best fit that need. Would matters improve after ordering, through preparing shop drawings, shipping, importing, customs, delivery, install, and any potential warranty issues? We lost confidence in the product and the distributor last October and decided to move on, despite having sunk much time and money in design and consultant fees.We looked at Thermotech windows, which are made of pultruded fiberglass. This material is said to be as strong as but less costly than wood. It’s also stronger than vinyl, but unlike vinyl, expands and contracts to temperature changes at the same rate as glass, thus ensuring a better long term seal between glass and sash. We heard mixed views from a few builders and homeowners we met with Thermotech windows. But after seeing the beauty of the Unilux wood core/aluminum clad windows, we knew we would not want to get a uPVC or fiberglass window. Intus or Bieber?We only looked at Passivhaus-certified wood-core, aluminum-clad windows. We narrowed our search to Intus and Bieber windows. (Intus also manufactures a Passive House certified uPVC window at a much lower cost.)Intus is manufactured in Lithuania, with a U.S sales office located in Washington D.C. Intus is a visible presence at many Passivhaus events. Maine Green Building Supply, located in nearby Portland, Maine, recently became an Intus retailer. How convenient! RELATED ARTICLES Bieber is manufactured in the Alsace region of France, and has U.S. sales offices in Newport Beach CA and New York City.Both Intus and Bieber are European-style tilt/turn windows. Both use high quality hardware with multiple locking points between the sash and frame and several gaskets around the perimeter to securely close the window. Both have thermal breaks in the window frame and sash: Intus uses foam between the aluminum cladding and the wooden frame; Bieber uses an inert material routed into the core. Kicking the Tires on a Passivhaus ProjectGoodbye Radiant FloorSelecting a General ContractorPlans and Pricing for Our House in MaineLooking Through Windows — Part 1Looking Through Windows — Part 2Looking Through Windows — Part 3Looking Through Windows — Part 4Looking Through Windows — Part 5Looking Through Windows — Part 7 Pluses and minusesThat’s not to say there are not differences between the two. The Intus windows can be factory stained (you choose from among a handful of stain options) at no additional cost, and overall the Intus windows were less costly than those from Bieber.Bieber offers a very attractive concealed hinge for venting units at no additional cost, but there is an an additional charge for factory staining. Bieber also offers slightly better glazing (0.63 vs. 0.62 SHGC). Spread across an expansive south-facing glass, that 0.01 improved SHGC makes a noticeable difference in a cold climate when trying to attain the very low Passivhaus heating goal of 4.75 KBTU.Bieber offers other customization options, such as milling an angled slot to receive the side jambs when the window is installed in the rough opening. The window also features a very narrow exterior cladding profile; it’s designed to be “packed” with exterior styrofoam insulation during installation. This improves the frame U-factor, eliminating a thermal bridge within the window frame. The first article in this series was Kicking the Tires on a Passivhaus Project. Roger Normand’s construction blog is called EdgewaterHaus.center_img Bieber it isSo we decided to go with Bieber windows. The photo at the top of the page shows the Bieber Passivhaus window that we have selected for Edgewaterhaus: Bieber Optiwin window Wood/Aluminum series.Our architect, Chris Briley, started to replace the Unilux windows in the CAD drawings with Bieber windows. The Bieber window has a much narrower exterior aluminum clad profile than the Unilux, as it is designed to be “packed” with exterior insulation. Chris said packing the frames would slightly reduce the thermal bridge in the wood frame, but would also move the window frame further into the wall, complicating exterior weatherproofing around the window frame. Bad tradeoff. So, no “packing” for us.But the Bieber design also lent itself to be installed higher in the window rough opening, effectively adding several inches in height of higher performing glass within the same rough opening dimension. Now several inches of additional glass doesn’t seem like much, but spread it across the entire south facade, and now we’re talking something more substantial. The redesign of the west wing of the house, described in my previous blog, “cost” us 25 square feet of glass. Moving from Unilux to Bieber recaptured nearly all of this glass, which will surely help in the Passivhaus certification analysis.Equally important, Chris has designed a recessed cavity to conceal shades above each window (at the interior side of the header). The detail still leaves some 6 inches of wall showing above the window. A very nice touch. The detail drawing (below) shows the recessed cavity. [Editor’s note: Roger and Lynn Normand are building a [no-glossary]Passivhaus[/no-glossary] in Maine. This is the tenth article in a series that will follow their project from planning through construction.]Enough suspense on windows.It’s a Bieber! And yes, that’s our final decision. We’ve made a sizable cash deposit and started precise shop drawings for the windows.It had been a tortuous four, yes, four long months working with the local Unilux window retailer, Hancock Lumber, to get the right configuration of these German manufactured windows to meet our performance requirements. And that was only to specify the windows.In defense of Hancock Lumber, this was a new line of windows recently added to their more traditional line of Andersen and Eagle windows. And there was certainly a learning curve on our part, particularly regarding the importance of high Solar Heat Gain Coefficient glazing – a high SHGC enhances the interior heat gain we need in winter to meet the Passivhaus standard. Bieber windows have better screensThey are both very nice windows that would offer performance, comfort and elegance if installed in Edgewaterhaus. So how did we decide?Screens! Screens were the primary tipping point in favor of Bieber. Screens are an absolute necessity here in Maine from late spring to the first frost. Mosquitos, gnats, horse flies, deer flies, and black flies abound, feasting on warm blooded skin. These tiny to large size buggers leave a bite trail of rose colored pinpricks to large welts on your exposed skin.If you don’t have window screens in Maine, you might as well get non-venting windows. Edgewaterhaus is perched on a bend along the intertidal area of the Saco River, and the large marshy area by the river bank provides a prolific breeding ground for ‘squitos. So having screens on all venting windows was de rigueur.As well made as the Intus windows appear, the fixed screens seem to be an engineering afterthought. (In our travels to Europe, we have noted few buildings had window screens.) The Intus fixed screens attach to the frame with a series of brackets that overlap and compress the outermost gasket on the window. At best, they look clunky when the window is open, and I wondered if the compressed gasket affects performance. Intus offers an exterior mount pull-down screen, but Edgewaterhaus has many windows units with a mix of fixed and venting window panes. We did not like the aesthetics of an exterior screen mounted over just the venting pane. The Intus sales rep said the factory is working on an improved fixed screen design.In contrast, the Bieber screen mounts from the inside with a clasp that fits into a slot in the frame. We also liked the concealed hinge option for the sash. With this no cost option, all you see from inside is the wood sash and frame with no visible “door style” hinges typical of European style tilt-turn windows. Very nice! Visiting the Intus and Bieber showroomsI traveled to the Intus sales office in Washington DC, and then the Bieber sales offices in Manhattan New York in early December. What a refreshing change: the sales staff were thoroughly knowledgeable about the technical details of their windows, AND were conversant with the Passivhaus standard.I looked at window samples and asked dozens of questions: How is the frame assembled? Can the glazing be replaced without replacing the sash? Can gaskets be replaced? How is the cladding applied to the wood core? How do you adjust the hinges so the sash aligns perfectly within the frame? What glazing options are available? Can the windows be factory stained? What is the shipping, customs, and delivery process? Will a factory rep be present for unloading and offer technical assistance to install the first few windows? How are the windows installed? What is the warranty? How are warranty and replacement issues handled?I liked what I heard and saw about both the Intus and Bieber windows. My overall impression was that these windows were exceptionally beefy, well engineered, meticulously assembled, and very attractive European-style windows. Since both windows were Passivhaus-certified (Unilux was not), both had reasonably similar performance in terms of frame widths, frame and sash U-factors, glazing U-factors, SHGC, and VT factors for PHPP input.last_img read more

MI retain Tendulkar, Harbhajan, Pollard and Malinga

first_imgMumbai Indians have informed the BCCI-owned Indian Premier League that they were retaining four players Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, West Indian Kieron Pollard and Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga for the next two seasons. “Mumbai Indians have confirmed that we are retaining two players — Sachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh — among Indians and two foreign players — Kieron Pollard and Lasith Malinga,” a MI spokesperson told PTI today. The MI official also claimed that the franchisees have the option of retaining more than one foreigner in their squad as per the decision of the IPL governing council on retention of players. A media release issued by the BCCI over player retention after the meeting of the IPL GC on September 5 stated: “Up to including four players per franchise may be signed for retention of which only up to three shall be Indian players. The Player must have been included in the franchise’s registered squad for the 2010 season. “The franchise and player must mutually agree to be retained and the player fee to be paid by the franchise to the player for the 2011 and 2012 Seasons.” As a result of MI’s decision to retain all four players as permitted, the franchise will have only USD 4.5 million at their disposal for buying the remaining members for 2011 and 2012 at next month’s player auction as its salary cap has been halved. The player contract will be for a period of two years plus one year right of extension by franchise, as per the decision of the IPL’s governing council. advertisementlast_img read more

Gibson Ice Class Fleet Sees Lack of Investment

first_imgzoom The ice class fleet witnessed a significant lack of ordering activity in the recent years, according to a report from Gibson Shipbrokers.Most of the recent newbuild investment has gone into Aframax tonnage with a mix of Finnish/Swedish ice class 1A and 1C orders.Last November, Russian shipping major Sovcomflot (SCF) announced a huge investment in ice class 1A tonnage, ordering six Aframaxes (plus options), and at the same time stating their commitment to environmental standards by making them LNG powered.Back in October 2016, Euronav made a rare venture into the newbuildings market by ordering ice class 1C Suezmaxes, with seven-year time charter attachments to serve the Quebec refinery to replace some of their older units.Ice class tonnage by the nature of its employment is expensive to run and costly to repair and of course only command a premium during the short ice season. Older units, although built to ice class rules, may in fact drop out of these trades into the more conventional markets because of escalating maintenance costs.Today, 72% of the Aframax fleet is over 10 years of age. Additionally, 70% of the Handy/MR fleet, as well as 78% of the Suezmaxes fleet, is over 10 years old. To put this into context, 68% of the whole ice class fleet today is over 10 years of age.Analysis of the tanker orderbook shows only a handful of ice class units are currently firm orders, most already with committed employment. With so many units from the mid-2000s heading towards third special survey over the next few years, this niche market could potentially be heading for a shortfall, Gibson writes.Forty-three percent of the fleet was built between 2003-2007 (10-15 years of age). Given that ice class tankers spend the greater part of their working lives in the ECAs, the impact of the 2020 sulphur legislation will be limited.However, over the next few years many units will be required to invest in Ballast Water Treatment systems as well as the added expenses associated with working in ice in terms of steel replacement etc. Also, ships now have to comply with the safety part of the Polar Code by their first renewal survey. Many of the older units may require changes to fuel tanks to comply with the code.As all of this comes at a cost, the companies that operate ice class tonnage will have some interesting choices to make over the next few years, according to Gibson.last_img read more

Solskjaer focused on the next six months

first_imgManchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he’s not focused on taking the job on a permanent basis but wants to lead the team for the next six months.Mourinho’s two-and-a-half-year reign at Old Trafford ended on Tuesday when he was sacked, and United brought in former player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to take the reins until the end of the season.Solskjaer took his first United training session on Thursday and spoke to the media ahead of their trip to Cardiff City on Saturday.“I’m going to enjoy the ride,” Solskjaer told MUTV.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“It’s six months. I’m back home. I’m going to be myself. The club is running a process to find the next manager so I’m going to be myself in the meantime with Mick, Kieran, and Michael. We’ll get the players enjoying their football again.“I’ve had 300-400 games as a first-team manager. I’m confident. I’ve won the league, I’ve won cups, I’ve been relegated. It’s about man management. It’s about managing players, staff and it’s about getting the best out of everyone.“The boss [Sir Alex Ferguson] will always be the best at that. I get my managerial style from him. He’s been the biggest influence but then again we’re different.“I’m a different personality. I like to speak to people, I like to engage with people. I want to see people express themselves. That makes me happy.”last_img read more

Gullit Higuain is not a great fit for Chelsea

first_imgChelsea legend Ruud Gullit believes someone like Roberto Firmino would have been a much better striker than Gonzalo Higuain for the club.The Blues pulled off arguably the biggest coup of the winter transfer window by signing Higuain on a loan deal from Juventus until the end of the season.The Argentina international made his debut for Chelsea on Sunday in their 3-0 FA Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday at Stamford Bridge.But Gullit, who played as both a midfielder and forward during his playing career, is not convinced that Higuain’s playing style will suit Chelsea.The Dutchman believes Eden Hazard and Willian will not be able to provide the kind service Higuain needs and suggested that a player like Liverpool’s Firmino would have been a better call.“I hope I am wrong, I really do, but [Gonzalo] Higuain is an old-fashioned striker who needs crosses and, if he plays up front all the time, he will not see many balls there because of the way Eden Hazard and Willian play,” Gullit told BBC.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“Those two always come inside, and dribble or shoot, and try to do things themselves. So they don’t need a player up there who is a target man, because Chelsea don’t use one and, under [Maurizio] Sarri, they never do.“Instead they need a centre-forward who can play in midfield too, and be effective on the ball as well as be a finisher inside the box. Roberto Firmino, who comes so deep for Liverpool, is the perfect example.“That is how Chelsea’s frontman has to play too, which is why I am not sure [Gonzalo] Higuain is the answer.“At the very least, he has a difficult job because, with the way they are set-up, he will not be able to play the way he wants.“We will have to wait and see, but Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud are both good strikers, and it has not worked out for them.”last_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR School Committee Member MJ Byrnes Thanks The Voters

first_imgDear Wilmington Community,I just wanted to express my heartfelt thanks to voters for re-electing me to the Wilmington School Committee at this past weekend’s Town Elections. I am humbled and honored by your trust in me, and am looking forward to serving my community and schools once again.I am committed in ensuring our schools continue to remain strong centers for student learning and achievement. As our community welcomes Dr. Glenn Brand into our District, I am looking forward in working collaboratively with him and the Board to ensure the work we do together continues to focus on this goal.I appreciate and thank families and residents, who have reached out to me during my campaign, not only with their concerns, but also with words of encouragement and support. I will continue to listen and be available to you, and promise that I will be objective in my decision making. I will continue to work diligently on your behalf to find solutions, so that all students have the opportunity to learn in a safe, positive and supportive environment.I would also like to extend many thanks to friends and residents, who were kind enough to have my signs on their lawns, took time out of their busy schedules to write letters of endorsements on my behalf, and came out this weekend to hold signs. I am sincerely grateful for your help and support!I would also like to thank my incredible husband, Joe, and my children, Conor and Erika, for allowing me to do this labor of love, and encouraging me throughout my campaign. Without their sacrifice and support, I couldn’t do what I do.It is easy to see why Wilmington is a great place to live! I am truly grateful to be a part of such a strong and caring community that not only supports one another, but the Town as a whole. I feel fortunate to be able to contribute in serving my community in my role on the School Committee and look forward to my third term on the board and working on behalf of our schools and families.Sincerely,MJ ByrnesWilmington School CommitteeLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSCHOOL COMMITTEE RACE Q&A: Fennelly, Ragsdale & Byrnes Discuss What They Want To Accomplish In Year #1, How They’ll Be Responsive To ResidentsIn “Education”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: School Committee’s MJ Byrnes Asks For Your VoteIn “Education”CANDIDATE ANNOUNCEMENT: Wilmington School Committee Member MJ Byrnes Announces Re-Election BidIn “Government”last_img read more