Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez refused to give any guarantees that he will remain in charge until the end of the season.The Magpies have endured a difficult second campaign back in the Premier League following a lack of new signings over the summer transfer window.Currently, Newcastle find themselves just two points above the relegation zone and suffered early exits in both the Carabao Cup and FA Cup.Adding to their woes is the failed attempts to recruit new talent in this month’s transfer window after loan deals for Atletico Madrid’s Gelson Martins and Lazio’s Jordan Lukaku fell through.This has left many wondering what will come of Benitez’s own future at St James’ Park with the Spaniard out of contract at the end of the season and having previously expressed his frustrations over the club’s transfer policy.Speaking ahead to tonight’s home game against Premier League champions Manchester City, Benitez admitted he isn’t sure there will any new signings arriving before Thursday’s deadline.“I am not in charge of the deals,” said Benitez, according to Daily Mirror.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.The former Liverpool boss could leave Newcastle without having to pay any compensation and hinted last week that this month’s transfer activity could have a key impact on whether or not to sign a renewal.“No, I cannot guarantee anything,” replied Benitez, when asked if he could leave before the end of the season.“I guarantee I will be focussed and try to do my best every minute.”As for leaving on Thursday, he added: “We will wait until Thursday and see what happens.“Hopefully we can get three points against Manchester City and then everybody will be happy.”Newcastle ended a five-match winless run in the Premier League last time out by grabbing a crucial 3-0 win over relegation rivals Cardiff City.Benitez will be hoping that his side can take some badly needed momentum from that victory ahead of tonight’s encounter with City that will begin at 21:00 (CET).
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has revealed that Maurizio Sarri’s terrifying post-match reaction after the loss to Wolves inspired the win over City.The Blues suffered a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers last Wednesday despite taking the lead in the first half.The loss to Wolves handed Sarri only his second defeat as Chelsea boss but put a dent to their title aspirations.However, the Blues bounced back with an emphatic 2-0 win over champions Manchester City, ending Pep Guardiola’s side unbeaten run in the Premier League, thanks to goals from N’Golo Kante and David Luiz.Maurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“After the Wolves game, he was terrifying,” Rudiger said, according to ESPN. “He was going crazy. But that was OK, because we shouldn’t have lost this match.”“The day after, he was very calm and clear-minded. He spoke with us and made it clear that we have to believe in ourselves. He wanted us to go into the City game looking for the win.”
While Alaskans have brutally criticized Governor Bill Walker’s move to “steal” the PFD, this check is close to an average (or ‘median’) value to what Alaskans have received in previous years. The state will pay 523,012 dividends by direct deposit and 70,452 by check, according to figures finalized on September 22. The first dividend distribution of $1,000 in 1982 went to 469,741 Alaskans, a total of $469,741,000. Last year, 530,067 dividends were paid by direct deposit and 78,281 paid by check. As the state faces a budget deficit attempts to restructure the permanent fund dividend (PFD) program to fund the government continue. This is the third year in a row, the state isn’t following the traditional distribution formula. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享This year’s $1,600 dividend is being direct deposited and checks are being sent out on Thursday, October 4.
A relief for crude oil price woes looks elusive in the coming quarters even as the prices fall by nearly 70% since June 2014. While a decent demand supported oil prices from falling further in the past few months, despite supply glut, a slowdown in major economies has now become a big cause of concern for the oil markets.Until recently, oil prices have come under pressure due to oversupply issues, as oil producing countries shelved the idea of cutting output to shore up prices. Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil producer, has been vehemently opposing the proposal of reducing the production on concerns over losing its market share to other producers.But now, oil prices seems to be facing demand side worries, as the major oil consuming countries show signs of slowdown.Oil product demand growth in Europe contracted for the first time in 10 months in October, while diesel and gasoline demand growth in China, one of the world’s largest consumers of oil, showed a decline, according to Oil analysts JBC Energy.”The demand situation does not support a return to a higher price environment,” Reuters quoted derivatives exchange operator CME Group as saying.”China is still decelerating. Growth in emerging markets is slow. Europe may grow 1 percent to 2 percent in real GDP terms, the U.S. a little better, and Japan a little less. No major demand surges here.”Overall, crude oil prices have seen nearly 70% decline since last year, falling from highs of over $100 a barrel as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which produces 31.7 million barrels a day, decided not to cut output to defend market share.The oversupply situation is expected to get worse once oil exports from Iran hit the global market, as the sanctions over its nuclear programme have been eased by the Western countries.In its recent report, global brokerage Goldman Sachs predicted that oil prices will fall to as low as $20 a barrel in coming months.The benchmark Brent crude prices traded above $36 per barrel on Monday, staying close to 11-year lows hit earlier in December.
April 25, 2008 [front row from left]: David Tollas – Construction Manager, baby Sasha Tollas, Nadia Begin – Ceramics Staff, Matteo Di Michele – Workshop Coordinator, Italian Project coordinator, Erin Jeffries – Public Relations, and Bernadette O’Neill – Landscaping Crew. [behind Erin Jeffries and Bernadette, from left]. Tomiaki Tamura – Cosanti Foundation Director, Mary Hoadley – Cosanti Foundation Director and Treasurer, David DeGomez – Maintenance Crew. [sitting on the steps, from left]: Mario Andres Botero Giraldo – Planning Intern, Anna Greenberg – volunteer in the Foundry and Bakery, Ron Chandler – Landscaping Coordinator, Colleen Reckow – Ceramics Staff, Starlyn Cag [red sweater, Arcosanti Scholarship], Shara Brown – Construction Volunteer. [second row from top, from left]: Gabriel Hendrix – Foundry Crew, Scott Riley – Utilities Manager, in front of Lisa Willott is Melissa Soluskie – Construction Crew and Garden Volunteer, Joelle McTigue – Ceramics Staff and Archives Volunteer, Gregg Elliott – Workshop participant, Yong Su Park – Workshop participant, Antonio De Biase – Workshop participant, Jose Masaoy – Bakery Crew and Garden Volunteer, Daniel Copperman – Workshop participant, Anuj Dayal – Construction Intern, Stefano Galimberti [yellow shirt, Visitor]. [upper row from left]: Paul Vigne – Purchasing and Recycling, Amber Klatt – Archives, Graphics Volunteer and Tour Guide, Jeffrey Michael Graphics Department, Alfonso Elia – Planning Volunteer, Lisa Willott – outgoing Agriculture Manager, Nelson DeLa Rosa – Construction Crew, Cliff Hersted – Foundry Crew and Tourist Office, Brendan Scott – Construction Crew, Maggie Lamb – new Agriculture Manager, Ivan Planes Llull – Visitor. [Not in the photo]: Sue Anaya – Archives, Virginia Bateman – Gallery Crew, Michael Bittman aka Dr. Sparks – Site Electrician, Nick Bortel – Construction Crew, Andy Chao – Foundry Crew, Thomas Crowe – Café Staff, Dean Thomas – Gallery Crew, Cabiria Dourte – Foundry Crew, Linda Fournier – Ceramics Staff and Accounting, Amarillis Fuentes – Café Staff, Shane Hayden – Workshop participant, Will Holman – Construction Crew, Jim Hornberger – Foundry Manager, Melanie Husband – Accounting, Workshop Coordination Staff and Café Staff, Carri Krueger – Guest Services and Café Staff, Peter Lindgren – Café Manager, Rebecca Manning – Cermiacs Staff, Murray Natkie – Bakery Staff, Kelly Pai – Foundry Staff, Katie Schroeder – Garden Crew, Randall Schultz – Maintenance Manager, Paolo Soleri – Chief, Darina Trendafilova – Garden and Archives Volunteer, Errin Turner – Café and Gallery Staff, Ed Werman – Ceramics Manager, Tucker Zenskie – Foundry Staff. Kids: Tristan Tollas, Zeb, Jasper and Cyrus Hornberger, Charlie Wicker. [Photo & text: sa]
State Rep. Jim Lilly, of Park Township, will meet with area residents during scheduled office hours this month.“Regular input from residents is essential to quality representation,” Rep. Lilly said. “I encourage residents to attend and I hope to bring your thoughts from our discussions to Lansing.”Rep. Lilly will be available Monday, Feb. 25 at the following times and locations:9 to 10 a.m. at Pine Street Café, 401 Pine St. in Ferrysburg; and11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Park Township Office, 52 152nd in Holland.Rep. Lilly will be joined by State Sen. Roger Victory at the Pine Street Café office hour. This presents an opportunity for residents to discuss matters with both state officials and hear perspectives from both chambers.No appointments are necessary. Those who are unable to attend at the scheduled times, but would like an opportunity to talk with Rep. Lilly may call his office at (517) 373-0838 or email JimLilly@house.mi.gov.### Categories: Lilly News 21Feb Rep. Lilly invites residents to upcoming office hours
Orange has chosen wireless technology and set-top box provider AirTies to provide in-home WiFi solutions to subscribers in France and Poland.In France, Orange uses AirTies’ Air 4920 wireless extenders as an available accessory to compliment Orange’s Livebox, which combines 4K/Ultra HD television and dual-band Wi-Fi. Air 4920s are used to extend the Wi-Fi signal and capacity into hard to reach areas within subscribers’ homes to enhance overall coverage.In Poland, Orange’s subscribers are able to use multiple AirTies’ Air 4920 Mesh Extenders placed around the home to create an intelligent mesh network that ensures consistent, high quality whole-home Internet coverage, the company said.This managed mesh solution includes AirTies’ Client Steering technology to ensure connected devices, such as tablets and mobile phones, continually connect to the best available frequency bands, both 2.4GHz and 5GHz, based on real-time network conditions within the home. It also includes access to AirTies’ Remote Manager, a cloud-based, in-home performance management system.“Orange is at the forefront of delivering high-quality broadband to millions of subscribers, and we’re extremely proud to support them with our premium Wi-Fi solutions,” said Philippe Alcaras, CEO of AirTies.“They recognise with the rise of connected devices, streaming video, and overall Internet speeds that subscribers are more dependent than ever on the performance of their home Wi-Fi networks. AirTies shares Orange’s vision of delivering the best possible Wi-Fi to consumers.”