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Gov’t Mule Honors Jerry Garcia In Maine With Members Of Galactic [Photo/Video]

first_imgLoad remaining images [Video courtesy of Brosef Wilson]You can check out photos from last night’s show below, courtesy of Vic Brazen.Setlist: Gov’t Mule | Maine State Pier | Portland, ME | 8/9/2017Set One: Railroad Boy > Traveling Tune, Slackjaw Jezebel, It Hurts Me Too (w/ Ben Ellman), Sarah Surrender, Stone Cold Rage, Pressure Under Fire, I’m A Ram, Bad Little Doggie, Mr. High & Mighty, Fallen Down > The Other One Jam (w/ Stanton Moore) > Drums (w/ Stanton Moore) > Dark Star (w/ Stanton Moore & Rich Vogel) > St. Stephen Jam (w/ Stanton Moore & Rich Vogel) > Loser (w/ Stanton Moore & Rich Vogel) > Morning Dew (w/ Stanton Moore & Rich Vogel)Encore: Patchwork Quilt Yesterday marked the 22nd anniversary of the death of Jerry Garcia. Jerry’s impact on the music scene as we know it today was profound, with his presence still greatly felt now and for decades to come. In honor of the lost guitarist, yesterday, Gov’t Mule paid tribute by ending their set with five-song medley from the Grateful Dead catalog. The band fronted by Warren Haynes was performing at the Maine State Pier in Portland when they performed this special set along with the funk force that is Galactic. As such, Gov’t Mule’s tribute set saw sit-ins from members of Galactic, including Ben Ellman, Stanton Moore, and Rich Vogel. Such sit-ins were not necessarily out of character, however, as a few days prior, the two bands teamed up for a tribute for Jerry on his birthday on August 1st.Following Galactic’s own fiery set featuring vocalist Erica Falls, Gov’t Mule took the stage, opening their set with an opening combo of “Railroad Boy” and “Traveling Tune.” Previewing what was to come later in the evening, the band moved through “Slackjaw Jezebel” and moved into “It Hurts Me Too,” inviting out Galactic saxophonist Ben Ellman to join in for the number. As the more traditional Gov’t Mule setlist began to wrap up, a little over halfway through the set, Gov’t Mule started up “Fallen Down.” “Fallen Down” transitioned into a jam based off the Grateful Dead’s “The Other One,” which also saw Galactic drummer Stanton Moore come out to join the band for the jam and for the rest of the set.“Slackjaw Jezebel”[Video courtesy of Brosef Wilson]Now solidly in Grateful Dead territory, Moore stayed on for the rest of the medley, shining during the drum of the jam coming out of “The Other One.” “Drums” came ahead of a glorious segue into “Dark Star,” which also featured Galactic keyboardist Rich Vogel, who would similarly stay on until the last song of the set. By way of a “St. Stephen” jam, Gov’t Mule and friends landed in “Loser” ahead of a heartfelt rendition of “Morning Dew.” Following a short break, Gov’t Mule sans sit-ins finished out their show with a rendition of “Patchwork Quilt.”“Morning Dew”center_img Gov’t Mule | Maine State Pier | Portland, ME | 8/9/2017 | Photos: Vic Brazenlast_img read more

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Skaneateles cross country sweeps Marcellus

first_imgThen Hope Cross-Jaya, in 21:03 flat, got third place, with Lillian Yengo fourth in 22 minutes flat and Sophia Aurdeen fifth in 22:06.Four Mustangs followed, Alyssa McShane (22:11) in front of Virginia Lucchetti (22:28), Sophia Maum (22:30) and Amy Francesconi (23:20) before the Lakers’ Ellie McSwain finished 10th in 25:15 to clinch her team’s sweep.Westhill, meanwhile, had its own dominating meet against Mexico, earning a pair of 15-50 victories over the Tigers.Jacob Fricano led the boys Warriors as he posted a top time of 17:49. Will Thornton was second in 18:23, edging Mike Ferrara (18:24) for that spot as Brian Allen (19:03) and Justin Nowicki (19:04) complete a top-five sweep ahead of Brandon Mulholland (19:05) and Angelo Carr, who posted 19:22.Over in the girls race, Liz Kessler was victorious for state no. 25-ranked Westhill in 22:25, beating out Katherine Evans, who posted 22:40. Addie Lowery finished in 22:43 as Emily O’Reilly (23:18) and Kylie Nowicki (23:50) followed, with Alexis Bergett (24:44) ahead of Gianna Zerillo (25:11) and Ashley Heffernan (25:20).Jordan-Elbridge was no. 18 in the state Class C boys rankings before last Wednesday’s meet against Solvay and Altmar-Parish-Williamstown, with the Eagles sweeping the Bearcats and Rebels.Individually, Kenny Williams, in 18:52, edged out Sean Dristle (18:53) and Lee Jewell (18:54) as the Eagles’ top three ran together. Derek Quigley posted a time of 19:49 as Richard Raus finished in 22 minutes flat.The J-E girls also handled Solvay and APW as Vassianna Klock won the race in 22:25, more than two minutes ahead of Hannah Fichter’s 24;31. Coral Uhle was third in 24:33as Tia Parkolap posted 25:39 and Kendall Shaw finished in 25:46. Lindsay Jackson posted 27:59.Both of the Marcellus teams ran Saturday in the Tully Invitational, where it finished seventh in the girls Small School race as Bolster was 10th in 20:42.9 and Strempel finished 16th in 21:44.2.The boys Mustangs, who finished sixth in the Small School division at Tully, had Aidan Shea, in a clocking of 18:17.1, beat out Huss (18:20.0) for 19th place, with Cox 28th in 18:46.5. Solvay’s Luke Dwyer was 29th in 18:47.8 to lead the Bearcats.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: cross countryJ-EMarcellusskaneatelesWesthill Even with a solid effort at the Sept. 28 McQuaid Invitational in Rochester, the Skaneateles boys cross country team fell from no. 2 to no. 10 in the ensuing state Class C rankings, just ahead of Westhill in the no. 11 spot.Responding to this, the Lakers faced archrival Marcellus last Wednesday afternoon at the Polo Grounds, and Skaneateles swept both sides against the Mustangs, winning 19-42 in the boys race and 23-32 in the girls race.Caleb Bender again led the Skaneateles boys, enduring the cold, damp conditions to post a time of 16 minutes, 23 seconds, nearly a full minute ahead of runner-up Matt Persampieri, who in 17:11 edged Joe Norris (17:12) for that spot.center_img Kevin Huss, who was fourth in 17:45, was Marcellus’ top runner, with Caeden Cox fifth in 18:10, but the Lakers swept the rest of the top 10.Tony DiRubbo, sixth in a clocking of 18:20, led a Skaneateles group that included Will Girzadas in seventh place (18:25) and Connor Gell in eighth place (18:35) as Will Swarts was ninth in 18:38 and Nolan Gryzlo (18:40) beat out the Mustangs’ Aidan Shea (18:45) for 10th place.Skaneateles won on the girls side over Marcellus by having four of the top five finishers, including up front, where Sarah Tallerico went 20:32 over the Polo Grounds course to beat out the 20:50 from the Mustangs’ Anella Bolster.last_img read more

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Hatton: Theophane deserves title shot

first_imgRicky Hatton has heaped praise on Ashley Theophane, insisting the Kilburn light-welterweight deserves a world title shot.Theophane, 31, will defend his British title against Darren Hamilton of Bristol at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday after Steve Williams withdrew at short notice because of illness.It is the second successive fight in which he has had to deal with a change of opponent.Theophane trains in New York.In December he overcame a difficult start and battled his way to an 11th-round stoppage of the rugged Ben Murphy, who was a late replacement for Nigel Wright.Ex-world champion Hatton, now Theophane’s promoter, declared: “Ashley is an example to all boxers, and just wants to train and fight all comers.“As soon as Williams pulled out he never once thought about not fighting, because the British title and owning a Lonsdale belt means so much to him. I have nothing but admiration for him.”Saturday’s fight will be on the undercard of the British heavyweight clash between David Price and Sam Sexton.It will be Theophane’s third defence of the belt he took from Lenny Daws last year, meaning a victory would see him keep the coveted Lonsdale belt outright and remain on course for a possible world title challenge.And Hatton, who dominated the light-welterweight division in his heyday, said: “Ashley has done it his way and flown around the world solo just to benefit from top-class sparring and experience in the best gyms.“He has served his dues and a world title fight is no more than he deserves, but Hamilton is still there to give him a test.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Running is in her blood

first_imgRunning in tough conditions, Budd-Pieterse completed her longest race distance so far, the Two Oceans Marathon. Budd-Pieterse has enjoyed success onthe senior circuit in the US, where shecurrently lives.(Images: The Unlimited) Early in the morning of 3 June, she’llset off on her first Comrades Marathon,sharing the road with thousands of other runners.(Image: Comrades Marathon) MEDIA CONTACTS • Terez Taylor  PR, The Unlimited  +27 31 716 9665 or +27 83 273 3015 RELATED ARTICLES • Running into the history books • Getting Africa’s youngsters moving • Mutola’s girl Caster off to London • Living on in the Comrades spirit • How’s your Friday looking?Janine ErasmusZola Budd-Pieterse is no longer the naïve young darling of South African athletics, but the 46-year-old still has what it takes. She finished her first ultramarathon in April 2012, running a cold and rainy Two Oceans in Cape Town in under 4 and a half hours.At 56km, the Two Oceans was the longest race Budd-Pieterse had run in her entire career.“If you can do this race in these conditions, you’ve really accomplished something,” she said afterwards.With a successful first shot at the 50km Loskop Marathon also under her belt, the petite athlete  tackled the daunting Comrades Marathon – at around 90km, one of the world’s toughest races – in June, and finished in a respectable time.Her sponsor for these events is insurance and financial services provider The Unlimited, which runs a comprehensive wellness programme for its employees.Running into the record booksBudd-Pieterse, a 5 000m specialist, set many running records in the 1980s. She broke the world record in this event in 1983 and 1985, running in her famous barefoot style which, she has said, only applied to grass and track events. On the road she always wore shoes.Her popularity was such that even today her name is used informally to describe minibus taxis, and the late singer Brenda Fassie had a big hit with her single “Zola Budd”, an ode to the super-fast township taxi which took you anywhere you wanted to go.In 1984 Budd-Pieterse was granted British citizenship through her grandfather, in order to compete in that year’s Olympic Games in Los Angeles, as her home country was banned from all international competition because of its apartheid policies. She was just 18 years old at the time.Running in front of a hostile crowd in the women’s 3 000m final, she collided with the American Mary Decker, who fell and was unable to finish. Budd-Pieterse came in seventh and in her 1989 autobiography admitted that she deliberately slowed down to avoid the possibility of having to collect a medal to the noise of boos and jeers.An inquiry afterwards found her not guilty of causing the incident and years later, Decker attributed it to the fact that she, Decker, was inexperienced in running in tight groups.Never far away from AfricaAlthough she won the world cross country championships in 1985 and 1986, representing her adopted country, Budd-Pieterse’s UK career didn’t last much longer and she came back to South Africa in 1988.She announced her retirement from international competition shortly afterwards, but returned to the track to represent South Africa at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics – the country’s first Summer Games since its banishment in 1960.Currently she and her family live in California, where she has competed successfully in the senior racing circuit since 2008. Although the drive to compete and achieve is still there, she said in a 2008 interview with the New York Times, it’s not as all-encompassing at it used to be, and now she runs for enjoyment and not because there are records to be broken.Even in the few years since her relocation, she said, the demographics of running in South Africa have changed.“There are a lot more women running, which I am very thankful for, so yes there is an upliftment in running. You can see it in the figures that ran Two Oceans; there were more women running, which I am very proud of.”The family plans to return to South Africa as soon as possible.“We moved to the US about four years ago, only to live there temporarily for two years and then it went on for four years,” she said. “Our business is still in South Africa and our home and everything, so South Africa is still our home. It depends on my kids, when they finish high school, and when we are going to move back.”It’s not IF, asserted Budd-Pieterse – It’s more a question of WHEN.Asked how she’d react if one of her own children developed Olympic ambitions, she said straight away that she wouldn’t volunteer to be the coach.“My first advice would be to get a good coach for my kid,” she laughed. “I would be really proud of them but first of all I would make sure it’s something they really want to do and they are passionate about, and that’s more important for me than anything else. And then I would support them as much as possible.”And there’s no question of where the allegiance would lie – “We are all still South Africans, definitely.”Tackling new challengesThe feisty mother of three is far from done with her running career. On 7 April 2012 she completed the Two Oceans in unfavourable weather in a time of four hours, 29 minutes and 51 seconds, and successfully completed her first Comrades.This year on 3 June the entrants took on the 89km down run from Pietermaritzburg to Durban, the final third of which is said to be tougher than any other stage, whether up or down.Her preparations were helped along by none other than nine-time Comrades winner Bruce Fordyce, who was present in the stadium to witness that doomed 1984 Olympic final. Fordyce said in a newspaper column before the race that he felt Budd-Pieterse was quite capable of getting a silver medal by coming in between six hours and seven hours 30 minutes.But she didn’t set herself any unrealistic target for the big race, and said she’d be happy if she finishes in a time of around eight hours. She was almost right on the mark with her final time of eight hours, six minutes and nine seconds although it was, she said later, the hardest race of her life.“Although my preparations for the race have gone smoothly, I am a bit concerned because I did not do enough mileage, as I hear other people have done,” she said beforehand, “but for what I want to achieve I think it was good enough. Bruce has really been great, advising me when to do my hard runs, how to taper and all of that.”Budd-Pieterse has also secured the agency for Newton athletics gear and running shoes in South Africa. Operating out of her home city of Bloemfontein, she’s busily promoting the gear, the running shoes of which are said to be almost as good as running barefoot.last_img read more

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Choice of company structures

first_imgInvestors can employ a variety of legal business structures in South Africa, depending on the nature of the operation and the related tax and legal considerations. The most commonly adopted forms of doing business by foreign investors are private companies and branches.Companies may be either private or public. (Image: Brand South Africa)South Africa has a well-developed and formally regulated company law regime. All South African businesses are governed by the Companies Act No 71 of 2008. It is administered by the Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission.Website: Companies and Intellectual Properties CommissionDownload: The Companies Act, No 71 of 2008 – An explanatory guide [PDF], published by the Department of Trade and IndustryThe new Companies Act, which was promulgated in 2009 and has been effective since May 2011, rewrites South African law completely. The new Act aims to modernise the law, align it with international best practice, and make it more business friendly –  especially by streamlining it with other South African legislation, such as the Promotion of Access to Information Act.By making it simpler and less prescriptive, the new Act encourages entrepreneurship as well as economic and employment growth. It is more flexible (companies are allowed to change certain requirements according to their own circumstances, for example); and adaptable (smaller companies have less arduous responsibilities than large public companies when it comes to corporate governance and financial reporting).South African law used to provide for a business entity type called Close Corporations (CCs) until the Companies Act 71 of 2008 came into force on 1 May 2011. While CCs may no longer be created, existing CCs will continue to operate until they are converted into companiesNote: Foreigners who are contemplating investing in the South African economy by establishing a business or by investing in an existing business in the country must apply for a business permit. As an applicant, you will be required to invest a prescribed financial capital contribution.Read more: Working in South Africa: work permitsWebsite: www.home-affairs.gov.zaThe Companies Act regulates the formation, conduct of affairs, and liquidation of all companies and it makes no distinction between locally owned or foreign-owned companies. Companies may be either private or public.There is a wealth of world-class expertise that will guide an investor through the process of registering a business in South Africa. Legal, management, banking and accounting firms are supported by chambers of commerce, embassies and government offices.Website: See www.cipro.gov.za, the website of the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC). An agency of the Department of Trade and Industry agency, it focuses on the registration of companies and intellectual property.Download: Companies Act No 71 of 2008 [PDF]Choice of business entityThere are two broad types of companies included under the Companies Act: non-profit companies and profit companies.Non-profit companiesA company set up for public benefit, or for a purpose relating to cultural or social activities, or communal or group interests, such as religion, sciences, education, arts, charity or recreation. Under the old Act, these were known as Section 21 companies. Non-profit companies are now dealt with in Section 1 to the Act.The income and property of a non-profit company are to be applied solely to the promotion of the non-profit company’s main object.Website: See www.services.gov.za for information on registering a non-profit companyProfit companiesThe principal methods of doing business in South Africa are by using a:Public (name ends in “Ltd”) or private (“Pty Ltd”) companyPersonal Liability Company (“Inc”)PartnershipBusiness trustSole proprietorshipExternal company (branch of a foreign company)Tax and other considerations affect the choice of a particular form of business entity. The most commonly adopted forms of doing business by foreign investors are private companies and branches.Companies operate on the basis of limited liability. As a general rule, members are not liable for the debts of a company; however, there are exceptions to this rule.Private companiesMost foreign investors set up as a private company, as they require the least amount of annual formalities.They must have at least one director and shareholder and membership is restricted to 50. The directors do not need not be South African residents or nationals.Public companiesPublic companies are formed to raise funds by offering shares to the public and there is no limit to the number of shareholders.External companiesForeign companies that do business or carry out non-profit activities in South Africa are known as external companies.Such a company should be reasonably seen as intending to engage in business or non- profit activities in South Africa, though activities such as:being party to one or more employment contracts within South Africa; orengaging in a course or pattern of activities within South Africa over a period of at least six months.Branches of foreign companies are accorded legal status in South Africa by virtue of their registration as external companies but are not recognised as separate legal entities – except for exchange control purposes.An external company must register with the Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission within 20 business days after it first begins to conduct business, or non- profit activities, in South Africa.Contact: www.cipc.co.zaDomesticated companiesA “domesticated company’ is defined as a foreign company whose registration has been transferred to South Africa and which will thereafter exist as a company in terms of the Companies Act as if it had been originally so incorporated and registered.Source: Department of Trade and Industry’s Investor’s HandbookReviewed: 15 March 2013Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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Babul Supriyo faces protest during visit to cyclone-hit areas in West Bengal

first_imgUnion minister Babul Supriyo on Wednesday faced massive protests and was asked to go back by a group of people when he reached South 24 Parganas to take a stock of the situation in cyclone ‘Bulbul’-hit areas.Mr. Supriyo, who said on Tuesday that he had been asked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the cyclone-affected areas in West Bengal, claimed that the agitators were activists of the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC). Shortly after he reached Namkhana, one of the worst- affected areas, protesters stopped his convoy and showed him black flags. The Union minister, despite clarifying that he was in the district to look into the ground-level situation, was asked to go back by the protesters.“I knew I would face protests during my visit (to cyclone-hit areas). The agitators were all TMC activists,” Mr. Supriyo said.last_img read more

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Real creates history with unlikely redemption,Real creates history with unlikely redemption

first_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL La Undecima Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with the trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League REUTERS Published on La Undecima Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with the trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League REUTERS COMMENT Wins Champions League for therecord 11{+t}{+h} time May 29, 2016center_img Familiarity breeds contempt. Inter-city derbies are testimony to that. And if the encounters go beyond domestic league games, they only get fierier.  The Madrid rivalry, which remained largely one-sided for long, reached the pinnacle of European nights for the second time in three seasons. For Real Madrid, it was a chance to cement their name on the Hall of Fame with ‘La Undecima’, a record 11th Champions League title; for Atletico Madrid, it was a chance to avenge the heartbreak of the 2014 final, in which they had lost to the same opposition.  Although Real Madrid were the dominant side in this competition, Atletico came into the final with a superior head-to-head record over their neighbours since the past few seasons, in all competitions combined. Like 2014, the final in Milan on Saturday went to Extra Time after the teams were locked at one goal apiece after regulation time. But unlike the final in Lisbon, there was no late onslaught from Real and penalties followed. It only seemed scripted by the footballing Gods that the winning penalty was taken by none other than Cristiano Ronaldo.  Zizou’s revivalYet, six months ago, not even the most loyal of Real supporters saw this coming. After a troubled start to the campaign under the then manager Rafa Benitez, which included a 4-0 hammering at home by enemies Barcelona, and subsequent disqualification from the Copa del Rey for fielding an ineligible player, Los Blancos fans sensed yet another disappointing season.  However, the new year brought a new lease of life. Rafa Benitez was shown the door, and replacing him was club legend Zinedine Zidane. The Frenchman, who was Assistant Manager when Real Madrid lifted the Champions League in 2014, had a huge task. Barcelona were racing ahead in the La Liga, leaving the Champions League as the only hope for silverware.  And on Saturday, he proved why he was the right man for the job.The La Liga seemed a foregone conclusion, with neither team from Madrid having any realistic chance of catching the Catalans. However, an unlikely collapse from Barcelona saw both Madrid teams catch up with the outfit at Camp Nou, and the La Liga race went till the final day; Real Madrid finished just one point behind Barcelona. Fresh attitudeNot only did Zidane revive the team, he also breathed fresh attitude. The season was marred by poor results, and there was the natural speculation of infighting. With Barcelona’s lethal MSN (Messi-Suarez-Neymar) combine striking terror into oppositions teams, Real’s BBC (Benzema-Bale-Cristiano) were facing a rough patch. Zidane’s first job was to get the team “believing” again, something he did successfully. In the post-match press conference, he mentioned that his “positive attitude” changed the team. Gareth Bale too, praised the manager for instilling confidence into the team.  It was a season full of surprises — the major one being Leicester City’s unthinkable feat — but Real’s redemption from being bruised around Christmas, to capping the season with a record Champions League title has probably left fans everywhere stumped.  The win won’t stop Zidane’s re-building process, and there will be players shown the door as well as fresh faces injected into the line-up. The former Champions League winner with Real Madrid as a player silenced critics who had questioned his ability as a manager worthy enough to lead the side with most European Cups.  Real Madrid are likely to start as favourites for the La Liga next season. Barcelona’s dominance may come to an end with Zizou’s revival of Los Blancos. While fans celebrate this win, and analysts prepare for next season, Florentino Pérez will be smiling in his cabin, having played his trump card by appointing Zidane and having the last laugh amid constant criticism from all quarters about his functioning as Real Madrid president. The Santiago Bernabéu has added ‘La Undecima’ to it’s trophy cabinet.   × SHARE football COMMENTSlast_img read more

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9 months agoCrystal Palace boss Hodgson can’t fault players for Watford defeat

first_imgCrystal Palace boss Hodgson can’t fault players for Watford defeatby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson couldn’t fault his players after defeat to Watford.The Eagles were winning 1-0 at the break thanks to Craig Cathcart’s own goal, but would see that quickly turned around thanks to two goals in seven minutes as Cathcart gained some retribution before a fine volley from Tom Cleverley settled matters in south London.Hodgson said, “It’s tough to lose any game, especially at home and it’s made tougher that we’ve been doing quite well lately. I was hoping that this would be the chance for us to get that elusive third victory that would have lifted us to a much more comfortable place in the table.“We were unable to get it, and when that happens there is no other emotion that I can display other than the obvious one of feeling very sad that we couldn’t do it.”He added: “If you want to win games, then you have to take the chances that come your way. Watford must be comfortable in that respect because they hit the post twice and had one cleared off the line and chances to score their two goals. We perhaps weren’t as effective and only scored one goal, but that’s what football is.“There aren’t many games this year where I have thought we were outplayed or didn’t deserve to win, but there have been games like this where the game could so easily have gone either way and you get questions about regrets or frustrations. I don’t think I could have asked for a lot more from the players; we certainly didn’t lose the game because there wasn’t the desire to win it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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7 days agoBielsa insists he wants Arsenal striker Nketiah’s Leeds loan to be successful

first_imgTagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bielsa insists he wants Arsenal striker Nketiah’s Leeds loan to be successfulby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa insists he wants Eddie Nketiah’s loan spell from Arsenal to be a success.Nketiah was loaned out to Elland Road this summer in search of more regular playing time to continue his development. But despite scoring four times in nine appearances in all competitions, the 20-year-old is yet to start a Championship game, with Bielsa sticking by Patrick Bamford.”For me it is very important that Eddie has a good spell at Leeds,” Bielsa said.”If Nketiah doesn’t do well here in Leeds, the responsibility is going to be mine. That will be fair because Nketiah is a player full of results and as coach, I have to know how to manage all this skill to improve the team.”The person who most wants Nketiah to have success at Leeds is me, but also I value Bamford, I value him a lot.” last_img read more

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Eby says ICBC shift involves rewarding good driving penalizing poor driving

first_imgVICTORIA – Major shifts in direction are being considered to ensure good drivers in British Columbia receive lower insurance rates, says the minister responsible for the province’s public auto insurer.David Eby said the government introduced an online survey Monday that poses questions about the public mood to realign coverage at the Insurance Corp. of British Columbia in order to offer major incentives for low-risk drivers by changing discount and penalty provisions.The proposed changes are part of the government’s plan to modernize the Crown corporation and restore its dismal finances, which Eby has described as a “dumpster fire.” The provincial budget forecasts a $1.3-billion deficit at ICBC this year.Eby said the government wants to hear from people in B.C. about the government’s plans for change. The public consultation ends April 5.Last month, he said the government will introduce legislation to change ICBC, including a $5,500 cap on claim payouts for minor pain and suffering.“The question is, who is a bad driver and how much more should they pay,” Eby said. “Is it someone who has two speeding tickets? It is someone who has at-fault accidents? Is it someone who has a single infraction with excessive speed?”The survey asks for input on changing policies for at-fault crashes, discounts and penalties.Under the proposed changes, one at-fault accident would be allowed without penalty after 20 years of safe driving, instead of the current 13 years. After an at-fault accident, it would also take drivers 10 years to return to their pre-accident discount rate status instead of the current three years.The proposal includes increased driver penalties and risk points for excessive speeding offences.“Car insurance rates in our province aren’t fair,” Eby says in a video on the government website. “Low-risk drivers with perfect records are paying more than they should. High-risk drivers who are driving up costs for everyone aren’t paying enough. We want to fix this problem.”The government says the auto insurance rating system is 30 years old and has not been updated in 10 years.last_img read more

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