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Cappry road works to be suspended from December 7th

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – November 27, 2018 AudioHomepage BannerNews FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ Previous articleCFCE ‘dismayed’ following Moville Sewerage Scheme briefingNext articleServing soldier charged with theft from Donegal Town bar News Highland Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook The TII and appointed contractors have agreed to suspend road works a Cappry, Ballybofey in the run-up to the Christmas period.The works will end on December 7th and recommence on January 7th.A special speed limit will be imposed for the duration however, no traffic management systems will be in place.Cathaoirleach of the Stranorlar Municipal District Councillor Patrick McGowan says this is a much welcomed announcement for local businesses……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/xxmcgowan1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Twittercenter_img Pinterest Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Cappry road works to be suspended from December 7th News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

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Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events December 17 – 23

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York [Photo: Long Island’s own Huntington hellraisers The Bogmen rock The Paramount on Dec. 19!]The Slim KingsThis 4-year-old, Brooklyn-born band blends a soulful mix of old blues and classic rock. Consisting of veteran musicians who have recorded alongside Billy Joel and composed songs and soundtracks for popular shows such as Law and Order and Sons of Anarchy, these rockers are forever expanding from their supportive New York base to musical nirvana and beyond. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $10. 8 p.m. December 17.Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin ExperienceLike father, like son, that’s the essence of Jason Bonham’s critically acclaimed tribute to the music his dad, John Bonham, brought to millions as the drummer for The Almighty Led Zeppelin. For two nights, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience will let fans relive some of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll ever made. This show is more than a tribute—it’s a celebration. From their 1969 debut to Zep’s second, fourth, and Physical Graffiti masterpieces, plus a heavy serving of deep cuts and smash hits, this is a must-see, must-listen show. Jason Bonham has won respect as a drummer in his own right, too, earning a Grammy Award for his work on Led Zep’s Celebration Day, and he’s also gotten kudos performing for President Obama at the Kennedy Center. So “ramble on” over there, or take the stairway to you know where! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $35-$75. 8 p.m. December 17.Joey Bada$$This Brooklyn-born, Bed-Stuy-raised rapper will be dropping rhymes and groovin’ to some insanely catchy beats in support of his latest, B4.DA.$$. Not to be missed! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$45. 8 p.m. December 17.First Responders FundraiserLocal hellraisers Milky White, A Day Amongst Martyrs, Typhon Rising, Dylan Ander, Dijon, Afterburn, and more will unleash a high-octane night of music in support of the FealGood Foundation, a 9/11 first responders charity. 89 North Music Venue, 89 N. Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $10. 6 p.m. December 17.Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CinderellaReady your pumpkin wagon and transport yourself to the enchanting kingdom of dreams-come-true. Jaw-dropping music and inspiring performances retell this magical classic once again, from the wicked stepmother to the glass slipper to the masked ball. Just be home before the clock strikes 12! Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $27-$89. Days, times vary. December 17 – 27.Dar WilliamsA folk-rock-singer-songwriter and teacher to young aspiring musicians, Williams is an artist whose songs of deep empathy and social justice speak to thousands of adoring fans. Her ninth studio album, Emerald, was released back in May. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. landmarkonmainstreet.org $32-$40. 8 p.m. December 18.BadfishCovering everyone’s favorite punk/reggae/ska/pop songs by Sublime is this very cool tribute band, named after the band’s classic tune. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue theemporiumny.com $15, $20 DOS. 8 p.m. December 18.China CrisisThese new wave English pop/rockers will be unleashing their mesmerizing, ultra-addictive and uber-iconic ’80s sound, reminiscent of The Smiths and Simple Minds, in support of their latest drop, Album in the Neighbourhood. Opening acts include Whole Sum and Off The Grid. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville.  $20, $25 DOS. clubloaded.com/events 8 p.m. December 18.A Very Scary X-MasIf you’re looking to bring a tidbit of terror into your holiday season, this Long Island Christmas-themed haunted house is just the place! Naughty or nice no longer matters, as Santa has had just about enough! The lists have gotten longer, the kids are ungrateful, and somewhere along the way they took the sugar out of the cookies and put almonds in the milk! It’s enough to drive an elf crazy…matter of fact, drive ALL the elves crazy! So watch out as you stroll 34th Street, don’t jaywalk, and be extra-careful in the Toy Shop! This Holiday Haunt is bringing chills and thrills for its second year in a row. Chamber of Horrors, 1745 Express Dr. N., Hauppauge. chamberofhorrorsny.com $24-$40. 7-11 p.m. December 18, 19.AnnieIt’s a hard knock life for us, but everyone’s favorite orphan knows how to take it all to Easy Street for a night of sing-a-long nostalgia. Can you do her dance? You know which one. Tippity tap-tap a-tippity tap-tap tap-tap tap! Dance that special dance along to the show! Dance that special dance during lunch break back at the office, too! Islip Town Hall West, 401 Main St., Islip. ckproductionsnewyork.com $15-$18. Days, times vary. Through January 3. State ChampsThis 5-year-old band from upstate New York delivers a solid mix of old-school and new-school pop punk. Their latest album, Around the World and Back, was released in October. Opening the show are Transit, Broadside and Rarity. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville.  $16. clubloaded.com/events 5 p.m. December 19.Dave AtellSociety failed as a whole when we were unsuccessful at bringing Insomniac with Dave Atell back to TV. Now’s the chance to redeem ourselves, as the Long Island native brings his one-of-a-kind hilarity back home. Atell’s fiery stand-up has been featured on Saturday Night Live, The Jon Stewart Show, The Gong Show with Dave Atell, and of course, Insomniac, when Atell would hang out all night with locals at their favorite dive bars after his gig. Don’t miss comedy’s favorite comedian as he brings down the house! Governors Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. govs.com $34-$64. 8 p.m. December 18, 7 and 10 p.m. December 19. Theresa CaputoTeresa Caputo has embedded her way into pop culture’s echelon with her hit TV show Long Island Medium. With her uncanny ability to communicate with the dearly departed, Caputo has helped thousands find closure with their lost loved ones. With a personality as big as her hair style, Caputo is an icon Long Island is proud to call our own. Will audience members have a better time than Press reporter Jaime Franchi did at one of Caputo’s past appearances? [Read “My Not-So-Psychic Experience With ‘Long Island Medium’ Theresa Caputo” HERE] We’re not making any predictions but we sure hope so! Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $59.50-$79.75. 7:30 p.m. December 19.Michael Clayton Moore’s Silent NightPerforming the music of Trans Siberian Orchestra and other Christmas favorites to benefit Christmas Magic, a nonprofit providing holiday generosity and spirit to those less fortunate, this is bound to be a holiday celebration for the books! YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org 7:30 p.m. December 19.The BogmenThis wonderfully entertaining Long Island-based indie rock band first emerged from the wilds of Huntington when Billy Campion, Bill and Brendan Ryan, Mark Wike, P.J. O’Connor and Clive Tucker decided they had to rock out together. Signed to Arista Records in 1995, the Bogmen never quite became a household name that they deserved to be with their debut release Life Begins at 40 Million, but so it goes. And on they went. No matter what, they never let their fans get bogged down, taking their self-described “tribal, huntish” sound to every bar, club and retirement home in the Tri-state area. Over the intervening years, they’ve reunited many times to keep the thrills and spills alive. And that’s why this gig is such a great opportunity to enjoy the Bogmen at their very best. Not to be missed! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$75. 8 p.m. December 19.Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals Holiday ShowThe band that defined “Blue-Eyed Soul” presents a special holiday concert, performing their hits, including “Good Lovin’” “Groovin (on a Sunday Afternoon,” “People Everywhere Just Gotta Be Free” and so many others. Suffolk Theater, 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $50-$79. 8 p.m. December 19. The Nutcracker Performed By The Eglevsky BalletThe holiday season just isn’t complete without The Nutcracker, and the Eglevsky Ballet boasts the largest production on Long Island. Performed annually, this year’s version features an amazing all-new production created exclusively for the Eglevsky Ballet. Prepare to be wowed as guest artists from the American Ballet Theater and the New York City Ballet bring to life Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and the rest of your favorite holiday characters. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. tillescenter.org $48-$78. 6 p.m. December 19, 1 and 5 p.m. December 20.Christmas Spectacular, A Ziegfeld HolidayThis annual holiday celebration has a new twist this year: the elaborate theatrical production style of Broadway’s Zeigfeld’s Follies, designed by Broadway’s best talents. Throw in performances by Broadway’s hottest stars, and it looks like our Christmas wish just came true! Madison Theatre, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. madisontheatreny.org $49-$55. 4 p.m., December 19. 3 p.m., December 20. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio PlayPerformed live in the style of the old time-radio shows, this holiday favorite takes to the stage for a joyous holiday celebration not soon to be forgotten! Suffolk Theater, 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $15-$30. 6 p.m. December 20.Kenny RogersThis Country Music Hall of Famer has charted more than 120 hits across multiple genres of music and remains one of the top-selling artists of all time. Expect a mix of classics and fan favorites, such as “The Gambler,” of course, and newer gems, spanning his more than half-century as one of America’s greatest song-storytellers. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$49.50. 8 p.m. December 23.Fat JoeThis Bronx-born Latin rapper will break out some of his hits, such as “Lean Back,” “Make It Rain” and What’sLuv?” entrancing all in attendance with his infectious grooves and style! The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue theemporiumny.com $15, $20 DOS. 10 p.m. December 23.–Compiled by Desiree D’orio, Chuck Cannini, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana IIIlast_img read more

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Bulldogs Netters Defeat Indians In Ripley County Battle

first_imgThe Batesville Boys Tennis team defeated Milan 5-0 on Tuesday.#1 Singles- Lleyton Ratcliffe defeated Peyton Cann 6-0, 6-0.#2 Singles- George Ritter defeated Ethan Honnert 6-2, 6-2.#3 Singles- Will Harmeyer won 6-1, 6-0.#1 Doubles- Cooper Williams & Lane Westerfeld defeated Brent Quatman & Carter Wade 6-2, 6-3.#2 Doubles- Sam Giesting & Adam Scott defeated Bo Wade and Cameron Herkel 6-0, 6-0.The Batesville JV beat Milan 4-1. Winners in singles were Lane Oesterling and Grant Story. In doubles, the teams of Brayden Worthington & Ben Rodgers, Sam Voegele & Jonathan Hoff also won. Both teams are 2-0 on the season and play at home against Connersville on Thursday at 5:00.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img

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Sports Minister Demands Transparency from NFF

first_imgSunday Dare A meeting of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development ended at the weekend with the federation being asked to clean up its acts and address the negative perception around its activities.The ministry also indicated it will not interfere with how the nation’s anti-graft agencies do their work as it pertains to the ongoing investigation of some NFF board members.Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, who handed down the prescription at the meeting, noted that the perception of corruption around NFF and its seeming lack of seriousness is hurting the sport. He stressed that beyond cleaning up its act, the “NFF needs to be more transparent in the way it conducts its affairs.“The perception is that the NFF is corrupt. The perception is that of unseriousness; this perception is hurting the sport.“We need to reset the perception, the charge of corruption and other negative things can be turned around by embracing transparency.“The executive board (of NFF) should learn to do things differently, the Minister will not interfere with EFCC or ICPC since it is important to allow these organizations follow their own due processes. We must allow them to do their work,” Mr Dare stated.NFF President, Mr Amaju Pinnick, with some other board members had lamented the ongoing investigation of some of them by anti-graft agencies saying they now “feel unsafe”.He promised that the NFF will henceforth provide updates to the minister by sending him memos “for every fund received” as proof of the federation’s commitment to the prescribed era of transparency.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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South African soccer fans 4

first_imgSouth African fans supporting Bafana Bafana, the national squad, at a match against Equatorial Guinea in Atteridgeville, Pretoria. Bafana Bafana won by four goals to one.Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.  Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image {loadposition fifa}last_img read more

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When you play your part SA benefits from your talents

first_imgPlay Your Part can be a cause that young people, and indeed all citizens, can own, says Wendy Tlou, Brand South Africa’s chief marketing officer.• Redefining corporate social investment in South Africa • Active citizenship and changing the South African brand reality• South Africa’s living democracy • Active citizens build South Africa’s brand• Forum focuses on active citizenship Staff writerThe Play Your Part campaign is a call for every South African to do what they do with excellence and diligence in order to help the country become a brand that attracts investment, according to Wendy Tlou, chief marketing officer at Brand South Africa. Tlou has the job of marketing South Africa to the global community – and selling the country to its own people.“Every person needs to realise that the little they do can add value,” she says. “The guy who fills potholes is just as important as the CEO of a conglomerate.”Play your Part was created to stimulate society from the ground up, encouraging South Africans to fulfil their individual potential in all they do.“We need measurable and actionable plans that have a visible impact, and make South Africa globally competitive.”Playing your part to achieve the goals of the NDPBecause of this, Tlou says, Brand South Africa wants to reconcile the National Development Plan (NDP) as an ideological document with a clear and simple roadmap for implementation that can be driven at grassroots level.“The NDP is not some far-fetched, theoretical concept. It is happening right now. We want to demystify it as a theoretical concept. The road works you see every day are the NDP at work.” The NDP is a crystallisation of the vision of South Africa as a globally competitive nation.She says the notion of competitiveness is key to attracting the investment, such as tourism, that is essential for creating jobs.Encouraging foreign direct investment – with a view to achieving the national developmental agenda – is the main objective of forging a strong nation brand. This will have a direct impact on our country’s levels of inequality, which are a source of many social ills.The youth and their aspirations are key to Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part programme. Before democracy in 1994, Tlou says, the South African youth owned a cause – freedom. But after 1994 the notion of freedom and playing your part can still be a powerful mobilising force for active citizenship and nation building. Play Your Part can be a cause that young people, and indeed all citizens, can own.Fighting gender-based violenceAs we look towards the annual 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, Play Your Part becomes a practical response to the scourge of gender-based violence in our country.Tlou feels passionate about eradicating gender-based violence: “A country such as South Africa that has been such a moral beacon and model of progressive thinking cannot, 20 years after democracy, be facing a situation where at least one in five women are victims of gender-based violence.“In addition, the cost of such a phenomenon to our country is not merely a philosophical one. According to a KPMG report – Too Costly to Ignore – the Economic Impact of Gender-Based Violence in South Africa – released in September this year, gender-based violence costs the South African economy between R28.4-billion to R42.2-billion a year.“With such a reputational and financial risk attached to the consequences of gender-based violence, we need to ask how each of us can play our part to eradicate gender based violence in our country. We need to ask ourselves, how we can play our part to contribute to a safer more equitable country for the women and children of our country?”last_img read more

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Nokia’s Ovi to Compete with iPhone App Store?

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Apple#NYT#web Apple iPhone owners can choose to download approximately 65,000 services from the App Store, meanwhile Nokia’s Ovi only offers 4,500 applications. According to the Financial Times, “While Apple has just one phone, Nokia is trying to put mobile applications on 75 of its handsets. It is a far more challenging task.” Nevertheless, Nokia aims to level the playing field with web technologies. One way the company is hoping to catch up to Apple across all its devices is by hosting competitions to encourage Flash Lite-based development. Most recently, Nokia announced the finalists in its “Calling All Innovators” global developer competition. Categories include web applications and runtime widgets, Adobe Flash Lite-based applications, emerging market services and location-aware services utilizing Ovi Maps. While each of the category winners will receive cash awards, the Flash Lite category winner will receive an additional prize of $10,000 from Nokia’s Open Screen Project Fund. Nokia needs to fund efficient distribution across 75 devices and multiple platforms, and Adobe needs a mobile poster child to sing its deployment praises across mobile, desktop, and consumer electronics devices. If Kallasvuo wants to increase Nokia’s revenue, he needs mobile developers to choose to work on web based applications before building their services with the iPhone software development kit. From here, the application marketplace that offers the best revenue split and most downloads is certain to come out on top. While no individual Nokia handset will compete against Apple’s iPhone or Research in Motion’s Blackberry Curve, the number of devices sold might tempt developers to make the switch. dana oshiro 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market As of 2012, CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo wants Nokia to have 300 million service subscribers. In an aggressive first step, he’s planning on expanding the Ovi applications environment. But he needs to act quickly as in the past year the company’s shares have fallen by 50%. In a recent interview with the Financial Times Kallasvuo admits he is trying to change Nokia’s direction from being a handset provider to a service provider. With a formidable rival like Apple, it will certainly be an uphill battle. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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Can Education and Coping Strategies Reduce the Effects of Childhood Maltreatment?

first_imgBy Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhDMilitary deployment can place additional stress on a family, sometimes resulting in childhood maltreatment. Emotional, physical, and/or sexual maltreatment can have devastating effects on child development. What are some protective factors that can improve outcomes for individuals who experienced childhood maltreatment? In a 2013 article published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, researchers examined protective factors that could reduce symptoms related to childhood maltreatment, and decrease the likelihood of adult personality disorders [1].[Flickr, School Nic Miriam 03 crop by Liberal Democrats, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 17, 2015This study was conducted as part of the “Zurich Programme for Sustainable Development of Mental Health Services” in Zurich, Switzerland. In this portion of the study, 680 residents of the canton of Zurich, ages 20 to 41 years, were given personality disorder (PD) questionnaires, a childhood maltreatment questionnaire, and coping questionnaires. The childhood maltreatment questionnaire included questions about emotional and physical abuse, emotional and physical neglect, and sexual abuse. Coping strategies included emotion-focused coping, problem-focused coping, and dysfunctional coping.In examining the interactions among childhood maltreatment, level of education, coping strategies, and symptoms of personality disorders, the following results were found:Individuals with low levels of education levels were less likely to use problem-focused coping resources.Surprisingly, in maltreated individuals, as problem-focused coping increased, dependent personality trait disorder scores increased.Consistent with other research, all forms of childhood maltreatment were related to dysfunctional coping skills.Implications for CliniciansFor adults who have experienced childhood maltreatment, increasing adaptive coping skills (such as ) and reducing dysfunctional skills (such as avoidance, denial, self-distraction or self-blame) may reduce symptoms of personality disorders. Problem-based coping skills to consider when developing a treatment plan could be planning, instrumental support, or active coping. Emotion-based coping skills might include; acceptance, emotional support, humor, or positive reframing.For more information on childhood maltreatment and the impact on brain development, review the MFLN webinar, “Trauma in Young Children Under 4-Years of Age: Attachment, Neurobiology, and Interventions”. Blogs related to childhood maltreatment include: “Child Maltreatment Prevention“; “Child Brain Development & Trauma”; “Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples Affected by Trauma”; “Therapeutic Book for Child Trauma”.More on protective factors: “What Leads to Better Outcomes for Children Who Witness Family Violence?”References[1] Hengartner, M. P., Mueller, M., Rodgers, S., Roessler, W., & Ajdacic-Gross, V. (2013). Can protective factors moderate the detrimental effects of child maltreatment on personality functioning? Journal of Psychiatric Research, 47(9), 1180-1186. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2013.05.005This post was written by Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhD, members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

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‘Man Utd facing big decisions on Mourinho & Pogba’

first_imgManchester United have some “big decisions” to make when it comes to Jose Mourinho, Paul Pogba and an underperforming squad, says Rio Ferdinand.The Red Devils saw a difficult transfer window over the summer which set the tone for what was to come.Inconsistency and talk of in-house squabbling continues to hold them back, with a 3-1 defeat at West Ham on Saturday seeing 13-time champions hit a new low in the Premier League era. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! More serious questions are now being asked of Mourinho and his working relationship with Pogba and Co, with Ferdinand of the opinion that change may be required in order to put things right.The former United defender told BT Sport: “There’s some big decisions to be made at Manchester United. I’m sure there’s going to be conversations at [board] level.”The manager, the squad, how they’re going to take this club forward. The basics aren’t being done.”I believe the powers that be at this football club have a decision to make. Someone has to make a decision right now, either someone goes. Something has got to give.”He added on a disappointing display at the London Stadium which saw United struggle throughout: “As a football player, part of your DNA without question is hard work, effort and today I didn’t see that. I didn’t see people getting up against people, making it difficult for them.“You come to place like West Ham, you’ve got to put them under pressure, you don’t let them have time on the ball. Chelsea came here last week and had 70 per cent of the possession, one player [Jorginho] got 180 passes. Man Untied might not have had 180 passes between all of the players on the pitch, especially in the opponent’s half.Paul Pogba, Man Utd“I don’t see them having two or three passes in succession. That’s criminal almost.“You’ve got to work hard. You have that shirt on your back, you’ve got to keep it from anyone else. I don’t see enough players working hard to say to the manager ‘this is my place in the team and I’m going to stay here’.“Before we talk about what happened in the week, about formations, you’ve got to work hard and they didn’t. That’s the most disappointing thing for me.”Paul Scholes echoed the thoughts of his former United team-mate, with another Old Trafford legend seeing worrying signs from a club enduring an alarming slump.“That’s probably as bad as you’ll see from a United team for quite some time,” he said.“We spoke about attitude before the game, it’s been questioned the last three or four weeks, and I think today it has to be questioned again. I think the hunger, desire for the game, to go and get against people just wasn’t there.“But on the other hand you have to give West Ham credit, I thought they were excellent. I thought [Mark] Noble and [Declan] Rice in midfield were fantastic. I think the front three, especially [Marko] Arnautovic, you contrast their movement, their pace, their speed [with United], it’s a different story.”last_img read more

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Many countries count tourism as a key revenue sour

first_imgMany countries count tourism as a key revenue source and – inevitably – tourist visits plummet in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster.However, a new survey by flights comparison site Skyscanner has revealed that mass media coverage of a negative event may have a positive rebound impact on tourism in the long term.Over 2500 travellers responded to the survey which found that over a third (36%) of Skyscanner users said that seeing TV and press reports of a country undergoing a natural disaster or other problems raised their interest in the country and would actually make them more likely to travel to there in future.Sam Baldwin, Skyscanner travel editor, commented:“Skyscanner’s data shows that most disasters tend to have only a short lived impact on visitor numbers. Initially when a country falls victim to a disaster we see a decline in interest as safety concerns are paramount, but medium to long term, interest recovers and the results of this survey show that widespread media coverage can actually have a positive influence on the attitude of potential visitors.“In the case of the recent Japan earthquake, there is a lot of empathy for how the Japanese have coped and the images of determination and resilience that were broadcast around the world may have led to much admiration, and encouraged tourists to explore the culture of Japan further in future.”Several respondents from the survey stated that disasters would not dissuade them from visiting, and would in many cases encourage them to make a trip there:“The media coverage of the event drew my attention and got me interested in visiting.”“The bravery and compassion of the people has made me want to go to Japan.”“I flew to New York in October ’11 – I didn’t want terrorism to stop my first visit there.”The survey also questioned travellers on which events people found to be most of a deterrent to visit a destination for longest.Only 10% of respondents said a natural disaster was the most off putting event and the majority said they would feel comfortable returning just three months or less after the event.The results however were bad news for troubled Greece, as civil unrest topped the poll with 37% of respondents saying it was the most off putting event, with the majority stating it would dissuade them from visiting for at least 12 months.Epidemics were the second most off-putting event with 31% of the vote, also deterring visitors for one year.A ‘terrorist attack’ was the third biggest deterrent with 16% of the vote, although the majority of respondents said it would only put them off visiting for a maximum of three months.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedTourists more put off by epidemic than by terrorist attackNew research from Skyscanner reveals a third of travellers felt an epidemic would put them off of a destination.Is it safe to travel to Italy after recent earthquakes? Everything you need to knowConcerned about travelling to Italy in light of the recent earthquakes? Central regions like Umbria were hit by natural disaster in August and October 2016, but is it safe to holiday in Italy now and what should you do if you want to cancel your trip? We’ve got the answers…A third of travellers won’t alter travel plans because of the struggling economyOver a third of holidaymakers are not planning to make any changes to their travel plans in the near future When disaster strikes a country in the form of an epidemic, earthquakes or civil unrest, the devastating consequences of the crisis are often compounded by longer term economic fallout.last_img read more

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