‘I feel loved’ – Villa star McGinn says he was always going to stay this summer

first_img AFP or licensors Sam Allardyce says Aston Villa have bought too many players this summer and may ‘do a Fulham’And McGinn told talkSPORT that a new contract was actually in the pipeline since the start of the summer.Speaking to Jim White and Natalie Sawyer, McGinn said: “Obviously you see bits and bobs but my intentions were pretty clear and the club were aware of that. I didn’t want to leave this summer.“I feel loved here, I feel respected by everyone – the players, the coaches and I was keen to prove that I could play in the Premier League with Villa.“It’s been an OK start [to my Aston Villa career] but there’s a lot more to come from me. What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas John McGinn has started the 2019/20 season well with Villa 2 latest statement However, it looks like it was a wise move as McGinn played a huge role in helping the Villans getting promoted to the Premier League and even scored in their victory over Derby County in the Championship play-off final.His form was understood to have attracted the attention of other clubs including Manchester United, who were reportedly lining up a £50million bid for the 24-year-old. John McGinn insisted he was always planning to stay at Villa this summer Getty Images – Getty Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream Type LIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested appointed OFF center_img Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta John McGinn has dismissed suggestions he was considering a move away from Aston Villa this summer.The Scotland international moved to Villa Park in August 2018 from Hibernian despite interest from boyhood club Celtic. FAREWELL Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ “I was chuffed [to sign a new deal]. The club came to me at the start of the summer and basically said to me ‘listen, we’ve got a lot of work to do and we want to know if you want to be here’ and it was pretty straight forward.“Nothing else crossed my mind, I wanted to be at Villa this season and the club wanted that so they’ve kept the best till last and they’ve managed to get me signed up eventually!”LISTEN TO THE FULL JOHN MCGINN INTERVIEW ABOVE deals rookie error But McGinn put an end to any speculation surrounding his future at Villa by signing a new five-year contract at the club last week.He celebrated signing the new deal by scoring for Villa in their Premier League opener against Tottenham where he also had stats of an 85 per cent pass completion rate.However, Dean Smith’s side lost the game 3-1.Villa have had an incredibly busy summer, buying TWELVE new players in preparation for life back in the top flight. BIG PRESENTS UP TOP 2 John McGinn ‘had a little chuckle’ over Manchester United linksJohn McGinn ‘trains like a demon’ Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff last_img read more

Meet the Writing Fellows Alum Who’s Turning Cynics into Optimists

first_imgSince its launch in the fall of 2014, AFF’s Writing Fellows Program has helped more than 150 young professionals develop their writing skills and learn how to get published. Below, Chelsea Follett, managing editor of the Cato Institute’s HumanProgress.org and fellow in our summer 2017 class, discusses her work and explains how the program has helped her career. To learn more about how the Writing Fellows Program can boost your own career in writing, see here.What piece are you most proud of writing, and why?I’m very excited about a policy analysis piece that documents how, and by how much, markets have transformed women’s lives for the better. The paper counters the narrative that markets harm women, which is unfortunately the dominant narrative in many circles. Over the last 200 years, economic progress has helped to bring about both dramatically better standards of living and the extension of individual dignity to women in the developed world. Today the same story of market-driven empowerment is repeating itself in developing countries. Labor market participation offers women economic independence and heightened societal bargaining power, while market-led innovation has improved the lives of women even more so than for men.Applications for the Summer 2019 term of the Writing Fellows Program are now open! Apply here before April 26!What topic do you wish more people were writing about?I’d like to see more data-backed pieces that focus on long-terms trends such as the unprecedented decline in world poverty, rather than writing that foregrounds the fleeting political micro-dramas of the moment. Every day for the last twenty-five years, the number of people in extreme poverty has fallen by 137,000, yet that fact rarely receives media coverage and most people are unaware of it. As captivating as it may be when a politician orders a bagel in an unusual way, there are more important stories that need telling. I greatly appreciate that the AFF Writing Fellowship program focuses on cultivating substantive policy writing.In what way has AFF been helpful in advancing your career?The AFF Writing Fellowship gave me the opportunity to connect with some incredible writers, and provided me with writing advice that I now keep in mind every time I put pen to paper (or rather, fingers to keyboard). An op-ed of mine that we workshopped as a group during the fellowship was eventually published in Forbes. Not long after that I was humbled to be named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list in the category of Law & Policy, which has been a huge honor and helped to raise the profile of my work. The op-ed may have had some influence on the judges’ decision — so I owe a lot to the excellent guidance I received from Jason and from my fellow Writing Fellows.What drew you to a project like Human Progress?In graduate school, I read Steven Pinker’s The Better Angels of Our Nature for class, and Matt Ridley’s The Rational Optimist for pleasure. Those two books had a big impact on my worldview. So I was thrilled to be accepted to Cato’s internship program and placed with HumanProgress.org, which has both Dr. Pinker and Mr. Ridley on its advisory board. I was very fortunate that HumanProgress.org was looking for a new managing editor at the time and that I was given the opportunity to take on that role at the internship’s conclusion. For the past four years I have gotten to live out a dream job: getting paid to read and write about policy topics I’m passionate about, edit other scholars’ work, interact with data, and spread rational optimism.last_img read more

Rhode Island Adds Requirements for Remote Retailers

first_imgRhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed the 2017-18 fiscal year budget bill, which makes various changes to the sales and use tax laws. Specifically, the legislation affects certain out-of-state retailers using in-state software, the taxation of seeds and plants used to grow food and food ingredients, tax exempt certificates, a taxpayer’s sale of assets, criminal penalties, and remote data manipulation.Out-of-State Retailers Using In-State SoftwareThe legislation states that the existence and/or presence of certain out-of-state retailer’s, referrer’s, and facilitator’s in-state software on the devices of in-state customers constitutes physical presence (and thus creates nexus) under Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, 504 U.S. 298 (1992). As a result, new requirements are established for the retailers, referrers, and facilitators that in the immediately preceding calendar year either:had gross revenue from the sale of tangible personal property, prewritten computer software delivered electronically or by load and leave, and/or taxable services delivered into Rhode Island of at least $100,000; orsold tangible personal property, prewritten computer software delivered electronically or by load and leave, and/or taxable services for delivery into Rhode Island in 200 or more separate transactions.“In-state software” is defined as software used by in-state customers on their computers, smartphones, and other electronic and/or communication devices (including information or software such as cached files, cached software, “cookies,” or other data tracking tools) that are stored on property in Rhode Island or distributed in the state for the purpose of purchasing tangible personal property, prewritten computer software delivered electronically or by load and leave, and/or taxable services.Under the new requirements, certain out-of-state retailers must either:register in Rhode Island for a retail sales permit and collect/remit sales and use tax on all taxable sales into the state, orcomply with various notice and reporting requirements.In addition, notice requirements are also created for certain referrers that receive more than $10,000 from fees, commissions, and/or other compensation paid from retailers for listing and/or advertising for sales of tangible personal property, prewritten computer software delivered electronically or by load and leave, and/or taxable services. Furthermore, certain retail sale facilitators must submit annual reports to the Rhode Island Division of Taxation concerning the retailers they did business with during the previous year.Exemptions exist for referrers and retail sale facilitators that provided eithera copy of the retailer’s Rhode Island sales tax permit or its resale certificate, orevidence of a fully completed Rhode Island or Streamlined agreement sales and use tax exemption certificate.Failure to comply with any of the new requirements will result in a penalty of $10 for each failure, but not less than a total penalty of $10,000 per calendar year. Each instance of failure to comply will constitute a separate violation for purposes of calculating the penalty. The penalty is also in addition to any other applicable penalties allowed by law.Seeds and PlantsGross receipts from the sale, storage, use or other consumption in Rhode Island of seeds and plants used to grow food and food ingredients (not including marijuana seeds or plants) is exempt from sales tax. The definition of “food and food ingredients” is also amended to include “seeds and plants used to grow food and food ingredients” and exclude “marijuana seeds or plants.”Certificates of ExemptionThe legislation clarifies that the $25 fee that must be paid by organizations applying for a certificate of exemption from the Rhode Island sales and use tax applies to charitable, educational, and religious organizations. In addition, the legislation states that certificates of exemption will be valid for four years from the date of issue. All certificates issued prior to July 1, 2017, will expire July 1, 2021.Sale of AssetsThe asset transfer or sale notice requirements are revised to:exempt debtors in possession in bankruptcy;specify that the notice must come in the form of a request for a letter of good standing from the Rhode Island Tax Division; andforce taxpayers to file any and all sales tax returns when the notice is provided.Criminal PenaltiesThe sales and use tax criminal penalties for noncompliance are increased to $25,000 and/or five years of imprisonment (previously $10,000 and/or one year of imprisonment), and made applicable to the willful failure to remit any tax to the state that was collected from a customer.Remote Data ManipulationA person may not knowingly suppress sales by engaging in remote data manipulation, either as the sender or the receiver of the information. “Remote data manipulation” means and includes, but is not limited to, sending, transmitting, transporting, or receiving through any electronic means any and all transaction data to a remote location, whether or not that location is in Rhode Island or outside the state or the United States, for the purpose of manipulating and/or altering the data in any way, whether or not the actual manipulation is performed manually or through automated means.Any person who violates is provision will be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, subject to a fine of up to $50,000 and/or five years of imprisonment. In addition, a person who violates this provision will be liable to the state forall taxes, interest, and penalties due as the result of the person’s remote data manipulation; andall profits associated with the person’s remote data manipulation.Ch. 302 ( H.B. 5175), Laws 2017, effective July 1, 2017Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

Police Immigration Raid busts illegal residents

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 10, 2016 – Police raided the Five Cays community in the wee hours of Wednesday morning and caught a few illegals with no proof of legal status… they were hoping for more.Press Liaison officer, Kevin Clarke in a media statement said the joint operations with Immigration and the TCI Police will continue and come in the aftermath of a series of Haitian boats making landfall in the northwest part of Providenciales.Photos show the task force in full gear and armed ready to flush out migrants who are wanted by officials; several boats have made landfall undetected by the coastal radar leaving untold numbers of illegal suspected Haitians to run free in the islands.The most recent boat load sparked even greater fears among residents due to a prison break in Haiti and a report from the US Coast Guard that drugs and weapons smuggling is on the rise through the Dominican Republic and Haiti.  That report was given to the National Security Council which includes the Governor and Commissioner of Police.  Police say the joint operations will continue.last_img read more

Monchi reiterates confidence in Di Francesco at Roma

first_imgAS Roma sporting director Monchi announced that the club retain “100%” confidence in under-fire coach Eusebio Di FrancescoThe Giallorossi blew a two-goal lead on Saturday at Cagliari to settle for a 2-2 draw, which left them only eighth in the Serie A table after 15 games.It means that Roma’s five-season run of finishing in the top three in the league is in danger of ending with reports in the Italian media suggesting Di Francesco’s future is on the line.The Italian himself declared that his focus remains on the pitch with Monchi now announcing that the club board retain full confidence in him.“Unfortunately I have talked about this too many times: the position of the club has not changed and our confidence [in the coach] is the same,” Monchi told Sky Italia.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio 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.“When I have belief in a professional I do not easily change my mind. I am a bit confused when I read things about the directors: that there is a war between us, that I want to walk away, that I’m getting angry. Here we have 100% belief in the coach.“It is the same coach who finished third last season and took us to the Champions League semi-finals – nothing has changed.“Sometimes the responsibility falls on all of us, not just one person: we can’t put everything on the coach.”Roma will face Viktoria Plzen in the Czech Republic tonight at 18:55 (CET) with the hope of avoiding defeat to book a last-16 spot from Group G.last_img read more

Shraddha Kapoor is the best choice for the film says Saaho director

first_imgShraddha Kapoor and SujeethPR HandoutShraddha Kapoor is back with another blockbuster titled ‘Saaho’ and as always, this time as well the actress has impressed everyone with her stunning looks and her breathtaking performance.Time and again, Bollywood’s most relatable actress, keeps proving that she deserves every bit of appreciation. Shraddha was appreciated by Saaho’s director Sujeeth where he said, “Shraddha Kapoor plays the lead and she is the best choice for the film”.Apart from this, the director of the magnum opus Saaho even appreciated how she refused to use body doubles and commends her for most of the stunt scenes which were performed by Shraddha herself.This is not the first time that the actress is appreciated by her directors. Earlier as well, iconic film-makers and her co-actors have acknowledged her for her hard work and perseverance along with all the applause for the talent she possesses.The actress is known to be one of the most liked personas, and her regular postings on her Instagram has resulted in a massive popularity base amongst the fans.The Saaho actress has captured all eye-balls with her bold cop avatar and everyone is super thrilled to witness Shraddha in an action role. Recently she has been flaunting a completely toned body and ripped abs and this has given some serious fitness goals to others.The actress is also running a tight schedule hopping from one set to another, slipping into diverse characters to ace her parts. Shraddha is playing different characters this year and already has four films in her kitty.Saaho will witness the actress in an action-packed avatar where Shraddha will be essaying the role of a cop, while Chhichhore tests her versatility with dual roles of a college student as well as a middle-aged woman. Street Dancer will showcase the actress in a completely new dance avatar.With multiple releases this year, Shraddha Kapoor also has an anticipated release with Baaghi 3.last_img read more

Byjus raises 150 mn from investors led by Qatar wealth fund education

first_imgCEO of the Qatar Investment Authority Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani |Reuters IndiaOnline tutoring startup Byju’s said on Wednesday it had raised $150 million from investors led by the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), which a source familiar with the matter said valued it at more than $5.5 billion.Venture capital fund Owl Ventures also participated in the funding round and the proceeds will be used for international expansion, Byju’s said in a statement, without saying what valuation the investment implied for the firm.”This investment underscores QIA’s strong commitment to the education sector and our focus on investing in leading innovators in the TMT (tech, media and telecoms) industry globally,” Mansoor Al-Mahmoud, CEO of QIA, Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, said in the statement.Launched in 2015 in the southern Indian tech hub of Bengaluru, Byju’s has so far raised roughly $970 million from investors, tracker Crunchbase says.This includes investment from China’s Tencent, South Africa’s Naspers and the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board. Indian school children prepare for their Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)Raveendran/AFP/Getty Imageslast_img read more

New offshore turbine design to create and store energy

first_img Citation: New offshore turbine design to create and store energy (2011, September 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-09-offshore-turbine-energy.html Explore further SeaTwirl, according to the company website, is a “new principle to store and harvest offshore wind energy. SeaTwirl uses the ocean sea water as a bearing and can therefore use cheaper and heavier materials and function as a large low speed flywheel.” This new design will allow wind power generating plants to be built without the need for a gearbox, transmission line or roller-bearings. (PhysOrg.com) — While many are taking to the oceans and trying to find the best ways to harness offshore wind and provide clean energy from renewable sources, the basic design of any wind turbine is that of a windmill. That is until now. The new design in the works is by Ehrnberg Solutions AB, which is owned and operated by Daniel Ehrnberg. Ehrnberg is also the inventor behind this newly designed turbine called SeaTwirl. © 2011 PhysOrg.com More information: seatwirl.com/technology/the-principlevia IEEE Spectrum The new turbine, according to their video, is designed to be better suited for the ocean environment and use the benefits of both the air and the water. While the biggest prototype to date is 1:50 to scale, Ehrnberg hopes to have a fully functional turbine in the next four to six years and believes the SeaTwirl technology will be much more cost-effective. He plans to use undersea cables that are currently in place to bring the energy back to shore. Vertiwind: Floating wind turbine project launched This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Study offers hints on why some bird hosts reject parasitic eggs while

first_img Some birds lay eggs in the nests of other birds so that they will not have to raise them, this practice is known as parasitic egg laying, and works well enough for parasitic species to survive. But not all hosts welcome the parasitic eggs, some ignore them, or push them out of the nest. Also, some of the hatchlings are better guests than others, cuckoos for example, are known to push the other hatchlings out of the nest. In this new effort, the researchers sought to learn why it is some hosts are more tolerant than others.To find out, they looked at prior studies of parasitic bird practices—in all they found data on 198 different species, and took note of factors such as the environment in which the birds lived, the location, etc. and then drew up a phylogenetic tree. In studying their tree they were able to spot commonalities, such as that birds in northern latitudes were more likely to reject parasitic eggs. They also found that hosts tended to tolerate chicks that required a different diet than their own—such chicks would likely die anyway. Also, they found that eggs of parasitic chicks, such as cuckoos, that would hatch into birds larger than their own were often rejected—they same fate often befell eggs from birds that were a close relative. The researchers also noted that when some species such as cuckoos experienced high rejection rates from one species, they tended to move to another.In answer to the original question of why some birds tolerate parasitic eggs, the researchers suggest it is because sometimes it is almost impossible for host birds to tell the difference between eggs, and sometimes it is because the danger of harming their own young accidently is too great. They note that many species have constantly evolving egg coloring or design patterns to help prevent deception. Egg colours make cuckoos masters of disguise Explore further © 2015 Phys.org More information: The costs of avian brood parasitism explain variation in egg rejection behaviour in hosts , Biology Letters, DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2015.0296 AbstractMany bird species can reject foreign eggs from their nests. This behaviour is thought to have evolved in response to brood parasites, birds that lay their eggs in the nest of other species. However, not all hosts of brood parasites evict parasitic eggs. In this study, we collate data from egg rejection experiments on 198 species, and perform comparative analyses to understand the conditions under which egg rejection evolves. We found evidence, we believe for the first time in a large-scale comparative analysis, that (i) non-current host species have rejection rates as high as current hosts, (ii) egg rejection is more likely to evolve when the parasite is relatively large compared with its host and (iii) egg rejection is more likely to evolve when the parasite chick evicts all the host eggs from the nest, such as in cuckoos. Our results suggest that the interactions between brood parasites and their hosts have driven the evolution of egg rejection and that variation in the costs inflicted by parasites is fundamental to explaining why only some host species evolve egg rejection. Common cuckoo. Image: Wikipedia.center_img Journal information: Biology Letters (Phys.org)—A pair of researchers with Australia National University has conducted a study of parasitic egg laying with birds and as a result has found some hints on why it is that some hosts reject parasitic eggs while others do not. In their paper published in The Royal Society – Biology Letters, Iliana Medina and Naomi Langmore describe the study they conducted and what they learned as a result. Citation: Study offers hints on why some bird hosts reject parasitic eggs while others do not (2015, July 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-07-hints-bird-hosts-parasitic-eggs.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more