Odds & Ends: Justin Guarini’s Brave New World & More

first_img View Comments Justin Guarini’s Brave New World Justin Guarini (TV’s American Idol, Wicked), Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia!), Jason Tam (If/Then), Alison Luff (Matilda), Leah Hocking (The Last Ship) and Max Crumm (Grease) have been tapped for an industry reading of Brave New World: A Brand New Musical on February 23 and 24. Directed by Sheryl Kaller, the previously reported adaptation of the Aldous Huxley classic features a book by Ben Andron, music by Jonnie Rockwell and John McDaniel and lyrics by Bill Russell. The show tells the story of a future in which everybody is happy…because anything that could cause pain has been eliminated. A 2013 workshop was led by Kyle Dean Massey. Finding Neverland to Help Trafficking Victims The much-buzzed about Finding Neverland will team up with the Alliance To Rescue Victims of Trafficking for a fundraiser on March 21. The benefit event will include a pre-show cocktail reception at Le Cirque followed by the evening performance of the new Broadway musical at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Dianne Wiest Tapped for CBS Sitcom Two-time Oscar winner and Great White Way vet Dianne Wiest, who is currently appearing off-Broadway in Rasheeda Speaking, has landed a role in CBS pilot Life in Pieces. Variety reports that Wiest will play the family matriarch in the ensemble sitcom, which tells the story of one family from the point of view of different members. The show will co-star Broadway alums Zoe Lister Jones and Colin Hanks.center_img Ownership of B’way’s Helen Hayes in Doubt A New York judge has stepped in regarding a dispute over the previously reported sale of Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre to Second Stage Theater. According to The New York Times, on February 19 Joan M. Kenney of the New York State Supreme Court strongly encouraged Second Stage and the venue’s owners, Jeffrey Tick and Martin Markinson, to resolve their differences about closing the deal. Rock of Ages was the last show to run at the house and it is currently dark. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.last_img read more

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40 Under 40

first_imgUniversity of Georgia researcher Dario Chavez has been named to the Fruit and Vegetable 40 Under 40 Class of 2020 by Fruit Growers News. The prestigious honor places Chavez within a small group of young professionals who are making remarkable contributions within the industry.A native of Riobamba, Ecuador, and part of an accomplished farm with a lineage spanning four generations, Chavez began his stint at UGA in 2014 as a researcher and UGA Cooperative Extension specialist.  He has since implemented groundbreaking research focusing on plant production and environmental sustainability with a focus on one of Georgia’s key crops — peaches.“The UGA peach research and extension program in the Department of Horticulture had been vacant for almost eight years before my hire,” said Chavez. “One of my major accomplishments is the setup and establishment of a functional research and extension program from scratch.”At age 36, his achievements in the peach industry have been remarkable and deserving of the important award, which he describes as “an honor and a great recognition.” His peers at UGA have since echoed the praise.“Since joining UGA, Dr. Chavez has established himself as an outstanding faculty member and an esteemed scientist,” said Leo Lombardini, head of the Department of Horticulture in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “He has been extremely productive in terms of the number of graduate students advised, peer-reviewed and Extension publications generated, grants acquisition, and overall impact on the peach industry.”While maintaining valuable progress in orchard management, tree longevity and other vital production efforts, Chavez has begun shifting his focus toward technological innovation by partnering with the Vellidis research group on the UGA Tifton campus to develop a SmartIrrigation application for peach crops.During his time at UGA, Chavez has not limited the scope of his work and research to the state of Georgia.He also evaluates and manages newly released rootstocks for peaches at various research farms and serves as a state representative of the NC140 Regional Rootstock Research Project.“Our main goal is to improve economic and environmental sustainability in tree fruit production through changes in rootstock use,” said Chavez of the program’s initiative. The project allows Chavez to collaborate with researchers from around the country to address high priority areas within the north central region and other parts of North America.According to Lombardini, Chavez’s recognition as part of this diverse class of researchers shows his dedication to improving a variety of practices within the industry, while also mentoring students and young researchers.He will be honored at the Great Lakes Expo Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market and recognized in the October 2020 issues of Fruit Growers News and Vegetable Growers News.For more information on the Fruit and Vegetable 40 Under 40 Class of 2020, visit fruitgrowersnews.com/class-year/class-of-2020. To learn more about the UGA Department of Horticulture, see hort.caes.uga.edu.last_img read more

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Brew’s Blog

first_imgClick here to subscribe to the Pharr Out BlogHey y’all,My name’s Brew Davis, a.k.a. Jen Pharr’s husband and her sherpa, pit crew, pack mule, what have you, for her AT record attempt. Jen told me this past winter that she wanted to give this thing a go, and I said “sure,” so here we are. Whenever folks hear what I’m doing this summer, they instantly decide that I’m either a) totally whipped or b) the greatest husband in the world. Well, the truth’s probably somewhere in between. There are plenty of extenuating circumstances and factors that make this trip fun for me. And just so you’re privy to what went through the ol’ cranium when I signed up for this gig, I’ll run through them real quick …I’m a teacher so I’ve got the time to kill.I love hiking and camping. I’ve gone out west the past two summers to hike in the Tetons, the Wind River Range, the Rockies, North Cascades, Yosemite, Glacier National Park, the Utah parks, and the Sierras. Except for a little stretch near Asheville, I haven’t hiked the AT at all so the thought of hiking parts of it with Jen sounds really cool.I love driving “blue highways” so the thought of driving them along the Appalachian Mountains is appealing. Now, if Jen were hiking through Nevada or South Dakota or something, I’d probably be laying on a beach somewhere drinking a Sweetwater 420.Other than a trip to Boston, I’ve never been to New England, and I want the real, backwoods Yankee experience.Speaking of…I can’t wait to try fresh Maine Lobstah. And…I want to drink a beer at Farley’s in Scranton, PA, setting for only the greatest sitcom of the 21st century, The Office. I can hear Michael Scott bustin’ the rhymes right now… “Ain’t no party like a Scranton party, ’cause a Scranton party don’t stop!”I’ve got a bunch of books I want to read- Elizabeth Gilbert’s The Last American Man, Aldo Leopold’s Sand County Almanac, Naked by David Sedaris, Shelden Van Aucken’s A Severe Mercy- and this’ll give me time to do it.I love swimming in cold water. Last summer I swam at Crater Lake in Oregon and the water was fifty-one degrees. It was so cold it was hot, ya know? I’m hoping there’ll be some colder swimming holes in northern MaineDriving an hour or two every day will give me plenty of time to pray and think about God’s beauty and also to play some old CDs by my favorite musicians- Patty Griffin, Sam Bush, Tim O’Brien, Steve Earle, Gillian Welch, Chris Thile, Tony Rice, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, James McMurtry, etc.Getting bit by all those mosquitoes and black flies in Maine will make me appreciate the heat down South.I’ll get to hammer away at the ol’ guitar while I wait for Jen at the trailheads.We got new sleeping bags that zip together.I’m stocking up BIGTIME points for when I screw up later on.And finally…I love my wife and I want her to be happy. She really wants to set this record, so I want to help her do it.last_img read more

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The Future of UPPs in Rio

first_img The Pacifying Police Units’ (UPP) goal is to establish community police inside the slums, as part of a project by the State Public Security Department in Rio de Janeiro, which aims to dismantle the gangs that control drug trafficking operations in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas. The first UPP was inaugurated in Santa Marta slum on November 20, 2008. Subsequently, other units were implemented in communities such as Cidade de Deus, Batan, Pavão-Pavãozinho, Morro dos Macacos, among others. The program has been well accepted by experts and so successful that governments from various states replicated the approach. For example, Bahia has created the Security Community Bases (BCSs), the government of Paraná state created the Paraná Security Community (UPSs), and the government of Maranhão implemented Community Safety Units (USCs), all inspired by Rio’s Pacifying Police Unit. Diálogo visited the General Command of the Military Police of Rio de Janeiro (PMERJ) to speak with Colonel Robson Rodrigues da Silva, Chief of Staff of the Administration, about what will happen with the UPPs going forward. Diálogo: How many UPPs will be implemented between now and the beginning of the 2014 World Cup? Colonel Robson Rodrigues da Silva: 40 UPPs will be implemented by 2014. I believe that the plan varies depending on the scenario. It is not something permanent. The need may arise suddenly, or assemble over a period of time, but the goal is to have 40 UPPs deployed there. Not all UPPs are alike. Some will have more units incorporated, and others less. If we take a look at the first UPP, in Santa Marta, it was basically a UPP for one community. We moved from simple to complex, such as the situation in the Complexo do Alemão favelas. We did not expect to reach the Alemão slum as early as we did. We intended to gain know-how, more experience, but the requirements of that moment caused us to initiate the process of pacifying the Alemão slum. It turned out to be beneficial because we established the know-how. The operational plan started to materialize, to gain strength, and from that point on, it became a very useful factor during the occupation of the Rocinha slum, shortly after. Diálogo: Did the Armed Forces participate because of the anticipation, or was it already planned? Col. Robson: The plan was to start, at first, from a logistical point. We conducted a study of all the areas where we intended to deploy UPPs and which had the greatest need for human resources. The program did not have this basic concept in the beginning, it was an open process. Therefore, in that initial moment, Rio de Janeiro presented a very different scenario. There was excessive tension; the society did not trust the system, law enforcement agents were very afraid, truly afraid. So the initial idea, according to the plan until 2014, was to simply occupy the territory. Then we would start to incorporate technology and the need for better preparation for police officers so that they could achieve improved individual productivity, instead of having the same old concept of the prior model of police which used to believe that a territorial occupation requires many people. It was proven that quality has more value. At that time we were forecasting results by using a certain number of officers based on that perspective, but using this model. It was a very simple calculation: if I am going to occupy the Alemão slum I will need many more people. In other words, the production speed, the capacity, and the training of these police officers had a limit, a rhythm, a timing, which showed that at that moment we would not be able to provide the human resources for the occupation of Alemão slum,. It’s a simple calculation: we needed a certain number of officers, and the only force that could help in that situation and that would remain as a retaining wall until the police came in was the Army. Diálogo: After the World Cup, between the World Cup and the Olympics, will this process of establishing UPPs continue? Col. Robson: The Military Police is currently preparing to continue with the process. Of course there are political factors. However, I do believe that our society is more established, our institutions are already consolidating democratically, and therefore the people have more voice, naturally increasing the pressure so that certain policies remain. But within an environment that has fragile institutions, there is greater risk. I believe that the pacifying process is giving the population a voice, which plays a very important role. In the past the public security authorities, particularly the police, were seldom called to participate in any political event because they would be targeted. Not anymore; we are now called in to work there, especially because it increases the popularity of certain politicians. I believe that this program is essential and any politician would be crazy to end it. Diálogo: Regarding the use of technology, we recently noticed that 80 surveillance cameras were installed in the Rocinha slum. Is this a new trend? Is Rio de Janeiro’s Military Police properly equipped to support the upcoming mega events? Col. Robson: With the use of technology, materials, etc., projects for the large events have been planned for a long time, for over four years. I do believe we will be prepared. Diálogo: Will the pacifying process take some of the burden off the security forces during the mega events? Col. Robson: A few years ago, if you were at an event aside from the regular ones, let’s put it this way, the Armed Forces would come and the Police would occupy the slums because they would not have been pacified. There was no pacifying process, only an apparent tranquility, everyone heavily armed, and afterwards everything would go back to what it used to be. The new factor is precisely the pacification, bringing peace, and a more solid security. This helps with the planning and execution, for sure. Diálogo: As far as other countries’ interest in the UPPs establishing something similar… Col. Robson: Many countries, such as Venezuela and Argentina, have already expressed interest. Panama has an agreement with us, and the first military police unit base has already been built there. It was inspired by what we have here. We also trained their police officers there. They have a similar characteristic to Rio de Janeiro, which is a slum in the middle of the capital city. Mexico has also expressed interest, and we have also sought similar experiences abroad. We had a committee traveling to Portugal to observe their police. We are establishing an agreement and we will send some officers to Ireland and Scotland to deal with these affairs. This occurred because the Irish Police had a recent transition with the IRA, which made the transformation possible. Scotland also stepped in when they learned about our interest, since they had their own interests in something that we were doing here. Diálogo: What about the countries that will host events such as the World Cup? Is there an exchange of experiences and information? Col. Robson: Coincidentally, we are going to South Africa. We have an agreement with the Liberté Institute, which is currently performing some tests with our UPPs to design specific police functions. We also went to Dakar, in Africa, to address the drug issues, because the UPP has a very revolutionary view regarding drug prevention. In Spain, we went to Barcelona and Madrid, and we will send officers to Salamanca, as well as exchange information with Colombia. Officers from the BOPE, Shock troops, and the UPPs will organize a course there. Even with the International Committee of the Red Cross. The exchange has been very interesting. This has increased the visibility of Rio de Janeiro, not only because of the Olympic Games and other large events, but also because of this process, which brings a different possibility aside from the usual combat vision. So we created the Proximity Police in Rio de Janeiro, and the reaction was: “How did you do that?”, “What is the formula?” And many people are coming here, not only officers, but ministers, prime ministers, and other important politicians from various countries come here, even from Norway. By Dialogo April 11, 2013 Rio de Janeiro, April 15th 2013.Colonel Robson,I AM glad to see PMERJ/RIO Corps efforts recognized.The most important is to never give up, because de TARGET has a great value!Also, the people know that nowadays the Pioneers have presence in internal and external actions, and that they make all the difference in all the Institution’s decision-making.PMERJ has a great quality, especially Rio de Janeiro, because it can count on “The Pioneers Corps Courageous Ones/class/1983” which celebrates 30 years in the Corps. Congratulations! Also, the female teams after 1983. I speak about the women’s importance and worth, and their social efforts and actions designed by Colonel Sayonara do Valle, Colonel Bernardete Campbell, Colonel Cátia Boaventura, Colonel Célia Rodrigues. I quote: (the reference I make is due to the fact that I had the privilege to, at a certain point, be with some of them, and I noticed part of their performance at work, so now I can have the honor to be able to mention them), and may I say to all of them, Mirian Broitman, Rosana Reis and Deise Contreva, and others which I know only through pictures or by their field action but who certainly have a job position of main importance, relevant places, and who perform several roles at the Corps and who I call “The Warriors!”I AM grateful to God, for the ones who fight and feel humanity’s hearts beating, pulsing and hurting.I am grateful for the responsible Police Officers who are God’s gifts for me and for the people.The female Corps may go on, and all women and men of war and peace, with my prayers and with many Christians certainty who ask God to protect you and your families.Greetings in Jesus Christ.Celeste Lucindo. well… may this project continue, but don’t forget the baixada fluminense region, because criminals migrated to that place when [the police] occupied [the slums] to install the upps [Pacifying Police Units], they informed previously the criminals about the occupation’s time and day, this way they gave enough time for those kids to go terrorize other communities.last_img read more

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How does your institution rank when it comes to disclosure?

first_imgWe hear a lot about rankings these days. Whether it’s the latest movie releases, professional and college sports teams, places to live, restaurants or online visibility, placing on the top rung of a ranking list can raise one’s reputational capital.In the uber-competitive financial services space, achieving high consumer rankings greatly depends on an institution’s practice of consistently delivering excellent service experiences. This is especially relevant when it comes to products that address account holders’ financial stability needs. In a recently released study, “Consumer Voices on Overdraft Programs,” the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) interviewed consumers about their experiences with overdraft programs and their understanding of how these programs work. Study participants identified an overdraft program as a resource for covering important expenses—such as medical bills, transportation costs, groceries and utility bills—when they didn’t have the balance in their account to cover the amount. They credited such programs as a way to prevent late fees and negative credit reporting, as well as the embarrassment associated with having electronic payment attempts declined. However, respondents also pointed out that they are often unclear about the policies and procedures tied to their financial institution’s overdraft offering.Take the guesswork out of your products to improve service quality and overall performanceTo avoid account holder confusion – which can lead to damaged relationships and potential regulatory scrutiny – make sure your institution maintains an ongoing, consistent focus on transparency for the products and services you offer. This includes incorporating updated communications strategies and management tools into your overdraft program to make it easier for everyone to understand how the program works, as well as how to use it responsibly. Key components of a fully disclosed program include:reasonable, communicated fees;clearly established overdraft limits;definitive explanations of regular and extended overdraft coverage;transparent transaction clearing policies that avoid maximizing account holder overdrafts and related fees created by the clearing order; and on-going advice and information that explain alternative financial products that may more appropriately fit the needs of excessive overdraft users.An expert in compliance and industry best practices can review your existing overdraft solution to ensure that you are in line with all regulatory expectations or help you implement a fully transparent program to improve your service quality. This includes comprehensive staff training to provide employees with the knowledge and confidence they need to fully explain your program; advanced analytics and robust data monitoring to support program management; and enhanced reporting and tracking capabilities to accurately measure program performance and identify any areas requiring improvements.How does your overdraft solution rank in terms of compliance and service quality?Sometimes people forget about a scheduled online payment or miscalculate the timing of a deposit to their account. Sometimes a temporary low balance or emergency situation makes the decision to knowingly overdraw a checking account the safest, least expensive option to ensure that important bills are paid. By implementing and maintaining a fully disclosed overdraft solution, you can provide account holders with a reliable safety net to get them through these situations.On the other hand, if you are lacking fully disclosed overdraft policies and clear procedures, your institution is missing out on compliance piece of mind, as well as the opportunity to rank among the top providers of excellent account holder experiences in your market. 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Cheryl Lawson Cheryl has more than 30 years of experience in financial operations, consulting, communications, training and project management. She joined JMFA in 2001 and currently serves as the compliance liaison for … Web: www.jmfa.com Detailslast_img read more

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Letters to the Editor for Monday, Jan. 6

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionWe must fix our past to have our futureHas anyone realized how smart our country is with new electronics every few months?So called smart phones, iPads, computers, you name it, we make it. Along with all the new electronics, we have cars that drive themselves, along with flying cars being tested, little robots that clean your floors.What a futuristic world we live in. Or do we?Our roads are too old to handle the traffic, our bridges are crumbling and becoming safety hazards and our water systems underground must be replaced. Millions of autos and trucks have defects and are being recalled. The list goes on.Don’t forget our landfills; some are open but many are closed. The ones that are closed look nice, with green grass or solar panels. But they continue to poison our earth, water and air. Trains that carry oil all over our country are a catastrophe waiting to happen. Our infrastructure is falling apart right under us. We look for ways to get money to fix it and yet not much is done to correct the problem. We are building our future on quicksand. Are we smart or what?If we don’t slow down and fix the past, we will not have a future.We need to do what must be done to get the United States of America back on track.We are the best country in the world. Let’s keep it that way. We need peace and understanding in our land. God bless America, its government and all that live in our land.Sid GordonSaratoga SpringsTake action to close the racial wealth gapThe Gazette has often printed news stories and commentaries about reparations for black Americans to compensate the descendants of the formerly enslaved for centuries of slavery, segregation, and racism that continue to impose unequal access to jobs, justice, health and wealth.  The Gazette has also often reported on the racial wealth gap.The median wealth (assets minus liabilities) for white U.S. households is more than 10 times that of black and Hispanic families. We also have enormous wealth gaps between the wealthiest Americans and the rest of us.  I know some whites oppose paying reparations to black Americans for many reasons, one being that many white families are struggling themselves.Are we as a nation serious about closing the white-to-black and white-to-Hispanic wealth gaps? If so, how?Can we raise the wealth of the poorest three-fourths of Americans while vastly increasing the wealth of black and Hispanic families?A large majority of us are not racist or try not to be.I urge that we get serious about electing candidates at all levels of government who are serious about closing the overall and racial wealth gaps.Closing these gaps can help unite us in a worthwhile goal.Tom EllisAlbanyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

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Bottling out

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‘Out of their depth’ – Tony Adams takes aim at Edu and Raul Sanllehi over Arsenal’s recruitment strategy

first_img Arteta reacts to Arsenal beating champions Liverpool 2-1To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:36FullscreenArteta reacts to Arsenal beating champions Liverpool 2-1https://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-reacts-arsenal-beating-champions-liverpool-2-1-2211612/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Ex-Arsenal captain Adams has been an outspoken critic of the Gunners’ recent recruitment policy and delivered a damning assessment of his former club during an explosive chat with talkSPORT on Friday morning, in which he claimed that Steve Rowley’s scouting network had been ‘blown up’.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘My fundamental issue is with recruitment,’ Adams said.‘I think the club is going through such a recruitment issue at the moment – it’s not relying on agents.‘That’s not the way to go; It’s not Arsenal DNA i’m afraid. I don’t like it. I’ve got to say it publicly.‘It took Steve Rowley 40 years to build that scouting network; it did brilliantly, got the best players from around the world. And it’s just been blown up.’ Edu has been working closely with head coach Arteta (Picture: Getty)Adams believes he would have had a good partnership with Arsene Wenger given the chance but claims the Frenchman didn’t want him ‘anywhere near the place’. ‘I tried on several occasions to lend my services,’ he added.‘I took it as a compliment that he didn’t want me there.‘In 2010/11 there was a hell of a lot of pressure I don’t think he needed the previous captain.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘We would have made a good partnership if he swallowed a little bit of his pride.‘I could have filled the gaps in his character but it wasn’t meant to be.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsenal provide positive update on Bernd Leno’s knee injuryMORE: Martin Keown and Bacary Sagna make predictions for Arsenal’s FA Cup semi-final clash with Manchester City Metro Sport ReporterFriday 17 Jul 2020 12:22 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link866Shares Comment ‘Out of their depth’ – Tony Adams takes aim at Edu and Raul Sanllehi over Arsenal’s recruitment strategy Advertisement Adams says Arsenal have strayed away from their ‘DNA’ (Picture: Getty)Adams accused both Edu and Sanllehi of being ‘out of their depth’ and suggested the club were a long way away from being able to compete with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City.‘Edu, I love him, he’s a beautiful man, it’s not personal, but he has no experience of building European squads.‘Even Raul Sanllehi, came from Barcelona, all the money in the world, it don’t look like he’s going to get money.‘Those people are out of their depth, I’m sorry.‘They need to build a fantastic squad that challenges for the league and it hurts.’ Advertisement Tony Adams says Arsenal chiefs Raul Sanllehi and Edu are ‘out of their depth’ (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Tony Adams has hit out at the club’s recruitment strategy and claims both Edu and Raul Sanllehi are so ‘out of their depth’ that it ‘hurts’.Edu was appointed as Arsenal’s first ever technical director in July 2019 and the Brazilian has been working closely with Mikel Arteta on signings, alongside director of football, Sanllehi, who arrived from Barcelona two years ago.Sanllehi was promoted to his current role following the departure of CEO Ivan Gazidis.last_img read more

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Gov. Wolf Responds to Federal Court Ruling

first_img Press Release,  Public Health,  Statement Governor Tom Wolf responded to the recent federal court ruling regarding the business closure order and the stay at home orders issued in March, which were later suspended, as well as the 25-person indoor and 250-person outdoor gathering limitations.Watch the governor’s remarks here.The following is his prepared statement:“There’s no sense debating a ruling that will be appealed. Two of three federal judges upheld what we did.“But what’s not up for debate is that our early and decisive action saved lives. While the federal government dithered, Pennsylvania took action. Our hospitals were never overwhelmed and research tells us thousands of lives were saved.“So would we, in hindsight, do some things differently? Of course.“Would I follow the irresponsible demands of the President or the Republican legislature? Absolutely not.“And that’s the choice we all have to make: do we want to be responsible – to our own families and others – and take steps to mitigate the spread of this virus that’s taken 200,000 American lives? Or do we not?“I believe the vast majority of Pennsylvanians understand what we had to do in the beginning was necessary to keep people safe before we had the resources to reopen safely.“And the vast majority don’t buy into conspiracy theories or fear mongering from the President or Harrisburg Republicans about this virus. They wear masks. They keep distance. They are smart about how they interact with others. They are responsible.“And contrary to the misinformation from the legislature, we are reopened. And we’ve been able to manage outbreaks and mitigate risk successfully, while trying to bring some normalcy to our lives. And right now, Pennsylvania is a leader in the region in how we’ve kept deaths and sickness low.“I will continue to do what is necessary to keep people safe and contain the virus. That’s the key.“Containing the virus is the only way to protect our health and keep our economy going.“We will appeal, and we will take that appeal as far as necessary to ensure we can do that.“I want to reassure people that may be nervous or worried about what’s ahead this fall: no matter what, we will find a way to keep Pennsylvanians safe.“And I’m going to keep urging the federal government and Republicans in the legislature to take steps to help workers, families and small businesses.“Yesterday, Harrisburg Republicans “celebrated” while thousands upon thousands in our state continue to suffer and even more worry about what the virus could bring this fall.“And the President could do nothing but stare at his cell phone and share messages of hate, division and disinformation.“We need the President and the legislature to get serious about our recovery, and that starts with being responsible about the virus. They are celebrating a court ruling while refusing to help anyone but themselves.“We deserve better, and I’m going to keep holding their feet to the fire to stop playing politics with this disease and stop fighting me, and start living up to the responsibilities of their offices.“I’ll continue to keep Pennsylvania’s residents and economy safe by taking the virus seriously and helping those in need.” Gov. Wolf Responds to Federal Court Ruling September 15, 2020center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Intelligence

first_imgCAPTION: Union Carriage & Wagon has rolled out the first of 44 three-car stainless steel EMUs for KTMB’s Komuter services on Kuala Lumpur suburban routes. Three-phase traction equipment is supplied by GEC AlsthomCAPTION: Berlin mayor Eberhard Diepgen formally opened a new rolling stock assembly works for Adtranz at Berlin Pankow on April 11. The DM50m plant is equipped to assemble U-Bahn and S-Bahn trainsets, light rail cars, diesel railcars and loco-hauled passenger coachesCAPTION: The Hungarian city of Debrecen last month took delivery of the last of 10 six-axle tramcars built by Ganz-Hunslet with DC chopper drives and regenerative brakinglast_img

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