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Pearl Jam Covers Neil Young With Members Of Red Hot Chili Peppers [Watch]

Pearl Jam Covers Neil Young With Members Of Red Hot Chili Peppers [Watch]

first_imgPearl Jam invited Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer to join them on stage for a cover of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free Word”  during a show in Rio de Janeiro the other day. The collaboration marked Pearl Jam’s latest collaborative rendition of the 1989 hit, coming four years after the band welcomed Arcade Fire’s Win Butler to help them out in Australia.Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder’s signature bravado is on display for much of the tune, most notably when he tosses a bunch of tambourines into the crowd before pouring a rather large bottle of red wine all over himself. The song, which came toward the end of the band’s 11-song encore, also saw Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron switching between the kit and the tambourine while Klinghoffer traded solos with guitarists Stone Gossard and Mike McCready. In short, it’s the kind of that would probably make Neil Young proud. Give it a watch below.Pearl Jam with Chad Smith & Josh Klinghoffer – “Rockin’ In The Free World”[Video: Jorge Cubas]Pearl Jam and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will both headline Lollapalooza Brasil in São Paulo this weekend.last_img read more

SMC Straight and Gay Alliance hosts Ally Week

SMC Straight and Gay Alliance hosts Ally Week

first_imgSaint Mary’s College Straight And Gay Alliance (SAGA) showed appreciation for the allies of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community by hosting Ally Week, which began Monday. The second annual Ally Week was dedicated to the students who support members of the LGBT community and SAGA offered different events each day. The first Ally Week took place during the Spring 2010 semester at the College. The week offered students a chance to learn how to get involved and show their understanding for members of the LGBT community, Karen Borga, president of SAGA said. “It’s important to LGBT students because it’s support that they can see,” she said. “[They can see] that there are people on campus who care about them, who want to know that they are safe.” Additionally, Borja said Ally Week is a way for all students to come together and provide encouragement for their fellow students. “For straight students, it’s a way for them to show support, in maybe other ways that they haven’t been able to before, or might not know how to show that support,” she said. A table was set up in the Student Center Atrium on Monday offering students a chance to sign a pledge to become an ally. Over 150 students signed the pledge, which was displayed on a bulletin board outside of the Noble Family Dining Hall throughout the week. “For me, as a gay student, it’s for me to show appreciation for those who enabled me to come out.” Laurel Javors, a senior at the College said. Javors said Ally Week allows LGBT students to feel more comfortable on campus and express gratitude to those who are allies. “Without allies, I don’t think coming out for gay students is possible,” Javors said. Borja said another goal of Ally week was to educate women. On Tuesday, students were offered an open house for the Women’s Resource Room, a place designed as a safety space on campus. On Wednesday, discussion titled “I’m an Ally. I’m out too!” was held in the Student Center Lounge and included stories from a professor and student allies. Thursday SAGA presented “The Laramie Project.” For Friday, the final day of Ally week, SAGA encourages all allies to wear their pins, stickers and T-shirts that were distributed throughout the events of Ally Week, Borja said. Borja said SAGA plans to offer several other events throughout the academic year including National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11.last_img read more

100 years later, Hotel Vermont to rise again in Burlington

100 years later, Hotel Vermont to rise again in Burlington

first_imgSOURCE Hotel Vermont BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Photo: Artist rendering of proposed Hotel Vermont courtesy of Hotel Vermont The ground will be broken Wednesday for a LEED-certified hotel as local developers Jay Canning and Chuck DesLauriers announce the commencement of construction on the new 125-bedroom Hotel Vermont and Hen of the Wood Restaurant in Burlington. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and Commerce Secretary Lawrence Miller will attend the groundbreaking event starting at 5:00 p.m. on September 21, 2011. It’s expected to open in 2013.Hotel Vermont will open at 41 Cherry Street in Burlington 100 years after the original Hotel Vermont first welcomed guests on the corner of Main Street and St. Paul Street.  The property will be locally developed, owned and operated with design, construction and management teams all Burlington-based.  NBT Bank and the US Department of Agriculture collaborated to finance the project. The family of developer DesLauriers has owned and operated lodging and hospitality businesses inVermont since the 1950’s.  Co-developer Jay Canning said, “As locals with many years of hotel experience, we have worked to create a uniquely Vermont lodging experience in our hometown. HotelVermont will be the city of Burlington’s own.”Israel Smith of Smith Buckley Architects in Burlington teamed with Kim Deetjen of TruexCullins Interiors to utilize design features such as hardwood floors and luxury shower and bath areas in guestrooms.  Green design practices and indigenous materials have also been a focus, with the development team expecting LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.  PC Construction of Burlington was selected as the general contractor.Hotel Vermont will stimulate the senses of leisure and business travelers seeking an authentic “Vermont” experience that exudes comfort and casual warmth while encouraging productivity. Public spaces indoors and out will be comfortable and complemented by thoughtful food and beverage offerings throughout the day. The hotel lobby features a wood-burning hearth, granite-clad central core area, and materials including reclaimed red oak flooring.Juniper Lounge will serve morning pastries and coffee as well as farm-inspired “carbon-negative” cocktails (using ingredients that balance our carbon footprint), limited-production beer and wine and small plates throughout the day.  An outdoor terrace with an open hearth will overlook the Burlington waterfront and the 7,500 square foot Harbor Terrace, Burlington’s first green roof and garden, which Canning and DesLauriers opened in 2007. Bronze sculptures on the rooftop by artist Richard Erdman of Williston, Vermont assure an eye-catching view, whatever the season. The hotel will also offer two water-view function rooms with 1,100 square feet of space for meetings and events.Hotel Vermont will be the Burlington home of one of Vermont’s favorite restaurants, Hen of the Wood Restaurant, featuring acclaimed farm-to-table cuisine by 2011 James Beard Award nominee Chef Eric Warnstedt.The hotel and restaurant will bring 70 new jobs to Burlington and both are scheduled to open in April 2013.last_img read more

Three Way: Mount Mitchell, N.C.

Three Way: Mount Mitchell, N.C.

first_imgRime of the Ancient Mountain: Snow, ice, and rime cover the spruce and fir of Mount Mitchell.Blue Ridge Outdoors Three Way: Guide to Mount MitchellThere’s a restaurant near the top of Mount Mitchell, and rangers will give you a golf cart ride to the summit if you ask. But make no mistake: Mount Mitchell is wild. The 6,684-foot peak stands tall in a line of fellow 6,000-footers, protected as a 1,946-acre state park adjacent to Pisgah National Forest. There are easy nature hikes, but also brutally rugged singletrack, some with mandatory scrambling, others with thousands of feet of elevation gain. Here are three ways to explore this iconic Southern peak.1. The Classic RouteMount Mitchell Trail begins at the base of the mountain at the Black Mountain Campground and climbs for 5.5 miles up the Mitchell’s eastern slope. You’ll gain 3,600 feet, beginning in a mixed hardwood forest on the edge of the Toe River and finishing in a high alpine mountain peak dominated by a spruce-fir forest. In all likelihood at this time of year, you’ll move from 50-degree temps at the base to a bit of snow on the summit. The steepest bits of the hike are the first and last mile, but you can’t exactly take it easy in the middle either. If you want to break this summit march into two days, take the Higgins Bald detour half way up the mountain, where established campsites sit near an old cabin site. Finish the hike by taking in the 360-degree view from the newly rebuilt observation platform, which sits, literally, at the top of the Eastern United States.2. The OvernightHead for the Deep Gap backcountry campsite, 4.5 miles north of Mitchell’s summit via the Deep Gap Trail. You’ll knock off four 6,000 footers as you rock hop boulders and ascend and descend steep ridges cresting Mount Craig, Big Tom, Cat Tail Peak, and Balsam Cone. Some of the climbs are so steep, ropes are installed to help. But the work is worth it, as you oscillate from rock outcroppings with expansive views to patches of dense fir forest. After cresting Potato Hill, you’ll have a dramatic drop in elevation down to Deep Gap, a saddle in the Black Mountain Range ridgeline that sits at a lowly 5,700 feet in elevation. It’s primitive camping at its finest: flat ground, tree protection from the wind, and spring water down the ridge.3. The Casual JauntThe Balsam Nature Trail forms a loop near the peak of Mount Mitchell, carving a path through Fraser firs and red spruce. It’s less than a mile-long hike with little elevation change, but you’re above 6,500 feet the entire time in a forest that’s often dark with a clean understory, like something out of a Grimm Brothers fairy tale. If you need more of a leg stretcher, hook up the Balsam Nature Trail with the Old Mitchell Trail, which also stays above 6,000 feet for two miles, offering the occasional long-range view.Fast Facts • The weather can be brutal on Mitchell, particularly in the fall when the snow and ice begins to hit. • It’s also common to climb to the peak of Mitchell and see nothing but the clouds five feet in front of your face. • There are nine walk-in tent sites in the park open year round (weather permitting) and primitive camping on Commissary Ridge, two miles from the ranger station. • Black bear tend to get frisky around the campsites on Commissary Ridge. Cook away from your tent and hang your bags. • If the Parkway is closed, access Mitchell via Highway 80 out of Burnsville. 1 2last_img read more

Losing a Colleague and Friend

Losing a Colleague and Friend

first_img Lt. Col. Montenegro: I was in Rio de Janeiro and met other comrades at the Army School of Physical Education, some of whom were getting ready to go to Haiti. They were the ones to break the news to me. It was a shock. Col. Montenegro: He was conducting an important MINUSTAH meeting inside the United Nations compound. When he felt the first tremors, he ran with the others, looking for a way out. He was found near the building’s exit, so it was a matter of seconds that he didn’t make it. Another comrade, Lt. Col. Alexandre Santos, was near him, under the debris, with his legs caught, but he survived after a rescue that took over four hours. DIÁLOGO: How did you learn of his death? DIÁLOGO: The loss of a close friend is very painful. Is there any comfort in knowing he died while performing such a noble function? Lt. Col. Montenegro: The feeling of loss is very intense, because I knew him very well. He was a very serious and qualified professional. He was an idealist. He believed strongly in what he did. He had an above-average dedication to his military career. He was so experienced that he was designated Commander [2007-2008] of the 26th Battalion of Parachute Infantry, one of the most important ready-response units in our Army. It was his second time participating in the Brazilian mission in Haiti, this time as the MINUSTAH Commander’s right-hand man. DIÁLOGO: Do you have any information about the moment of his death? Lt. Col. Fernando de Galvão e Albuquerque Montenegro: He was in my class in the military academy in Rio de Janeiro in 1977, but our friendship strengthened when we both went to the Military Academy of Agulhas Negras. Col. Emílio belonged to the infantry like me and also like me, was an athlete with the water polo team. It was a friendship of over 30 years, and he was a person whom I admired enormously. center_img DIÁLOGO: How many years had you and Col. Emílio been friends, and how did you meet each other? Lt. Col. Montenegro: It is undoubtedly comforting. We participated together in the Special Forces Battalion for a long time and performed various high-risk activities, from actions along the border against the Colombian FARC [Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia], to parachuting, free fall from high altitudes, where the use of oxygen tanks is required during the jump, and also diving in zero-visibility areas. However, we never expected to lose someone so close and so used to dealing with danger. By Dialogo April 01, 2010 We, The Association of rural workers of the Guapore River Valley in the State of Rondonia. on behalf of our associates and Brave Leaders. As we mourn an unrecoverable loss when we lose a warrior that protects only the good in favor of our beloved families. We then ask God to enlighten the families of THE HERO LOVED BY ALL OF US. The loss of a hero, it is very sad when Brazil loses an innocent fighting to protect us, from the evil people, that is why we ask for help from our armed forces to defend our borders for many years we haven´t had control over traffic and crimes without limits because we are certain that at the end of the day the politics will do nothing for us to be a Country with order and decency we only see sadness, pain homeless people depressed without a future and without a solution since they have already lost the taste of life due to all those human losses without any value for them it has to have more. More rigor and not pursue the innocent as they did with the Association because they wanted to organize an array in the State because we are going to charge a lot so that our children and grandchildren have at least their lands returned not to further increase this barbarism that only hurts our hearts when we see human loses of soldiers from whichever institution. If you are honest do you need to be a prisoner or dead? Just because you are a good citizen. That is sad, very sad!!! Hermes the Knight Good evening, I had the pleasure of working with Cel Emilio in 2006. I was his formed soldier. He was very vibrant, warrior, dedicated to the Brazilian army, I served the country. It’s very sad to loose someone like that, but life goes on, Brazil. (NOTE: This was translated from Portuguese) I served for two years under Colonel Montenegro. He had extensive operational experience: commandos, jungle warfare, special forces, parachuting, skydiving… a good guy… May God watch over Col. Emilio. I served by that time with Cap Emilio at 1st BFesp in Camboatá, Rio de Janeiro. A good military man very competent and experienced, my condolences to his family…. May God rest his soul Good morning, I’ll try be brief.I am an enlisted from 2004, I served at the Paratroopers Brigade 26th BI PQDT until 2011. By the end of 2005 I was invited by the garage Commander to be the driver of the 26th Commander, COLONEL EMILIO. I confess that I was concerned, because it isn’t easy to work with a grade officer, there are lots of missions and meetings and it requires flexibility. Nevertheless, I accepted the job. As months passed by I realized that the most valuable thing is for you to be at a place that you like, not for money reasons but for love (especially because the military pays are a little behind). I also realized that I just had got a new friend, a friend who during our trips always transmitted words of optimism, he always remembered the time he spent at AMAN [the Brazilian Army Military Academy] or the Special Operations Battalion. The time we spent together was short, only one year and three months, but it was enough for me to know that Emilio was a man dedicated to his family (I remember that on his wife’s birthday he asked me to buy a flower bouquet and take it to a hospital in Marechal where she worked (his wife was also an Army Reserve Lieutenant). Finally, today I return to the past and remember our talks, jokes, like when his favorite soccer team lost (Fluminense), or when he spent time at Bar do Cesar (Cesar’s Pub) at Marechal [neighborhood] to meet his work colleagues and distract his mind a little bit, because the week at “dormeia” was always very busy. I miss everything so much… Ladies and gentlemen, I confess that I am at my work (Itaguaí) moved with emotions, remembering the good and bad times I spent by this military man’s side, who performed his duties as Commander of the 26th Bi Pqdt SANTOS DUMONT BATTALION. This way I come to an end to my words, pouring out my heart if I may say, regarding this honorable military who will never get out of my mind… GOOD JUMP AND NICE LANDING!! DIÁLOGO: What are you going to miss the most about your companionship with Col. Emílio? Editor’s note: Col. Emílio Carlos Torres dos Santos was promoted to Major General after his death. To be selected to participate in peace missions abroad is considered a distinction among Latin American military personnel. Deaths are rare in these situations. The earthquake that devastated Haiti on January 12 changed that. Brazil, which has led the peace mission in Haiti for almost six years, had more than 1,200 military personnel in the country at the time of the tragedy. Eighteen Brazilian Soldiers did not survive. To discuss what it means for a member of the military to lose a friend, Diálogo spoke with Lt. Col. Fernando de Galvão e Albuquerque Montenegro, the head of the Education Department of the Center for Jungle Warfare Instruction (Centro de Instrução de Guerra na Selva) in Manaus, Brazil. His close friend, Col. Emílio Carlos Torres dos Santos — married, with two daughters — dedicated his life to saving the lives of others, and perished in the quake. last_img read more

November 1, 2005 On the Move

November 1, 2005 On the Move

first_img November 1, 2005 On the Move November 1, 2005 On the Move On the Move Douglas A. Walker was appointed chief administrative law judge for the Orlando office of Hearings and Appeals of the Social Security Administration. The Law Office of Norman S. Moss has relocated to 813 E. Michigan St., Orlando 32806; phone (407) 888-3332; fax (407) 888-9332; e-mail [email protected]; Web site; www.nsmpalaw.com. The mailing address is P.O. Box 560665, Orlando 32856-0665. James L. Davidson joined Brinkley, McNerney, Morgan, Solomon & Tatum in Ft. Lauderdale. Davidson practices in the areas of commercial litigation, business torts, contract, corporate, insurance, and real estate litigation. Jonathan E. Perlman was named a director of Biscayne Bank in Coconut Grove. Stephanie Vaughan of Stetson University College of Law has been appointed director of the Tampa Law Center. Gilbert Perez joined Henderson Franklin as an associate in Ft. Myers. Perez concentrates his practice in the area of divorce, marital, and family law. Ozzie A. Schindler joined Greenberg Traurig in Miami as a shareholder. Schindler concentrates in the areas of international tax law and corporate and private tax planning. Sharonda Mills joined Constangy, Brooks & Smith in Tampa as an associate. Mills joins the firm’s employment law and litigation practice. Additionally, Kenneth Grace joined the firm as an associate in the employment law and litigation practice. Brenda J. Goerks and Eric C. Boughman have joined Akerman Senterfitt as associates in the Miami office real estate group. Joshua G. White also joined the firm as an associate in the litigation group in West Palm Beach. Additionally, Marci C. Poliakoff has joined the firm as an associate in Miami in the tax group. John F. Haley was elected to of counsel for Hunton & Williams in Miami. Haley practices in the areas of corporate and securities law. Marissel Planes joined Zuckerman Spaeder in Miami. Planes concentrates her practice on complex commercial and white collar litigation in federal and state courts. Richard L. Allen, Jr., joined the Orlando office of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell as a partner. He focuses his practice in the area of professional liability with an emphasis on health care, real estate, and insurance. Thomas M. Ramsberger announces the formation of Ramsberger Law Group located at 2959 First Avenue North, St. Petersburg; phone (727) 327-1145; e-mail [email protected] Additionally, Ramsberger was named general counsel by SimDag Investments. Christina C. Russo and Salvador Escalón joined Akerman Senterfitt as associates in the Miami office’s corporate group. Russo focuses on acquisitions, preparing partnership and shareholder agreements, drafting business contracts, preparing securities, and advising clients on regulatory matters. Escalón practices in the areas of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity, energy project development and finance, and corporate law. Additionally, Jason Whiteman joined the firm as an associate in the real estate group. Whiteman focuses on litigation, including property damage defense litigation. Brian Baliban and Scott Simon joined Broad and Cassel as associates in the real estate and commercial litigation practice groups, respectively, in West Palm Beach. Todd A. Buchman joined Morgan Lewis as a business finance associate in Miami. Buchman focuses on mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, and the general representation of public and private companies. David M. Littlejohn and Robert E. Stone have joined the State of Florida, Department of Community Affairs, Office of the General Counsel. Littlejohn provides legal assistance to the Division of Community Planning and the Division of Florida Building Commission. Stone provides legal assistance to the Florida Division of Emergency Management. Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin announces its expansion into Boca Raton with the establishment of an office at Peninsula Executive Center, 2385 N.W. Executive Center Drive, Suite 300, Boca Raton 33431; phone (561) 961-1830; fax (561) 961-1831; Web site www.kpkb.com. The firm concentrates on corporate litigation, bankruptcy, intellectual property, and transactional law. Jeffrey H. Kamenetsky has become a partner of Christopher & Weisberg in Ft. Lauderdale. Kamenetsky’s concentrates in the area of patent prosecution. Patrick Lannon and Ginny Neal joined Asset Management Advisors, an affiliate of SunTrust Banks in Orlando. Lannon joined as vice president of estate planning. Neal joined as vice president of legal resources. Lilly Ann Sanchez joined Fowler White Burnett as a partner in Miami. Sanchez will establish and lead a new department focused on white-collar crime matters. Joel L. Shulman joined Sachs Sax & Klein in Boca Raton as an associate practicing in the areas of employment law, construction and mold litigation, and insurance coverage. Lisa Gonzales Moore joined Edwards & Sells in Sarasota as an associate. Marina I. Ross joined Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson as an associate in the real estate department in Miami. Ross represents clients in the acquisition, sale, and financing of residential and commercial real estate. Melissa D. Sanchez joined Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham as an associate in their Miami office’s commercial litigation practice. Felecia Grossman Ziegler joined Harris, Harris, Bauerle & Sharma in Orlando as a partner. Sara B. Bryson joined Bush Graziano & Rice in Tampa as an associate.last_img read more

LAUNCHing new branch managers

LAUNCHing new branch managers

first_img 83SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr At America’s First Federal Credit Union, new branch managers are not simply promoted based on seniority but rather are “launched” into leadership after nine months of intensive training to develop their management skills and understanding of credit union operations.Candidates for the LAUNCH program must apply and complete a rigorous interview process. “If you’re a branch specialist selected for the program, your current position is filled, and this training becomes your full-time job for the next nine months,” says Audra Weber, SVP/chief human resource officer for the Birmingham, Ala., credit union with assets of $1.3 billion and 134,000 members.LAUNCH candidates are assigned to a training branch and work with a mentor, a senior-level manager who oversees their progress. They participate in classroom training on leadership, delegation, coaching and time management skills. They also shadow managers to observe how they deal with both operational issues and sensitive personnel matters.In addition candidates spend time in every department of the organization. “We didn’t realize that aspect of the training would be so productive, but it has created a stronger synergy between the branches and back-office departments,” says Weber, a CUES member. “Branch managers who’ve been through LAUNCH are so efficient in working with other departments and in helping their employees understand why it’s important to work productively with them.” continue reading »last_img read more

Logitech MX Keys Wireless Keyboard With 10-Day Battery Life, Multi-Platform Connectivity Launched in India

Logitech MX Keys Wireless Keyboard With 10-Day Battery Life, Multi-Platform Connectivity Launched in India

first_img– Advertisement – Logitech MX Keys, according to the company, has been “designed for creatives and engineered for coders.” It comes with Logitech’s Perfect Stroke keys that have a spherical dish design to match the shape of the fingertips. The keys have a matte coating for a smooth typing experience. The key stability has been increased to reduce noise and optimise responsiveness.Logitech MX Keys is held together by a single metal plate that gives it a solid build. The keyboard is backlit with white lighting that turns on when you reach for the keys, thanks to an inbuilt proximity sensor. The lighting fades away when the keyboard does not detect any activity.Like the MX Master 3 mouse, the MX Keys is also Flow-enabled that allows you to type on multiple devices seamlessly. In terms of battery life, Logitech says it can last for up to 10 days on a single charge with the backlight turned on. If you use the keyboard with the backlight turned off, it can last up to five months.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The MX Keys uses a USB Type-C cable to charge. It is compatible with Windows 7 or later, macOS 10.11 or later, Linux, and Android 6 or later when using with the USB receiver. In Bluetooth mode, it is compatible with Windows 8 or later, macOS 10.12 or later, Linux, iOS 9 or later, Android 6 or later. You get an Easy Switch button that allows you to switch from one system to another with ease.Is OnePlus 8T the best ‘value flagship’ of 2020? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Logitech MX Keys has made its way to the Indian market. The wireless keyboard is part of Logitech’s Master series and was originally launched last year. Logitech MX Keys can connect over Bluetooth or through the included USB receiver. It is compatible with a variety of operating systems. The MX Keys is a low-profile keyboard with concave keycaps for a better typing experience. You get a number pad, full sized arrow keys, and media shortcuts as well with Logitech MX Keys.Logitech MX Keys price in IndiaLogitech MX Keys is priced at Rs. 12,995 and will be available for purchase through Amazon. As of now, it is not listed on the e-commerce platform or on the official website and there is no fixed date on when it will be available for purchase in India.Logitech MX Keys specifications, features- Advertisement –last_img read more

Cheri Bustos, who leads House Democrats’ campaign arm, says she won’t seek another term as chairwoman.

Cheri Bustos, who leads House Democrats’ campaign arm, says she won’t seek another term as chairwoman.

first_imgThe outcome was a painful and embarrassing turn for Ms. Bustos, 59, who was considered a rising star in the party who was particularly adept at devising strategies for Democrats running in conservative-leaning districts.Her departure will clear the way for others competing for the campaign committee position. Already some Democrats are pitching Representative Tony Cárdenas of California for the post. Mr. Cárdenas, who represents the Los Angeles area, could potentially help the party reorient after losing significant ground to Republicans among Latino voters in Florida, Texas and some other states.Representative Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, who is expected to win his district in the heart of Hudson Valley though it has not yet been called, formally announced his candidacy for the position, according to a letter obtained by The New York Times. – Advertisement – Ms. Bustos will remain in her position in the coming weeks, as Democrats continue to battle for a dozen or so seats where vote-counting continues. But she said she would not seek any other leadership post days after Democrats from the party’s moderate and progressive wings traded blame over the losses on a caucus conference call.“Instead, I will focus my efforts legislatively to help President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as we build back better for the people,” Ms. Bustos said. Representative Cheri Bustos of Illinois, the leader of the House Democrats’ campaign arm, told colleagues on Monday that she would not seek another term as chairwoman after she led her party to unexpected losses last week and only narrowly won her own re-election race.In a letter to colleagues, Ms. Bustos conceded she had “hoped for better results” and was “gutted at the losses we sustained” even as she noted that she had delivered on “job No. 1,” maintaining the majority.- Advertisement – Democrats had entered the election on the offensive, predicting they would grow their majority and protect all but a handful of incumbents in red-leaning districts. Instead, Democrats are on track to lose six to 10 seats and failed to capture almost every pickup opportunity.- Advertisement – “My experience will allow me to better support our vulnerable members — especially our historically diverse group of frontline members — without sacrificing our shared principles,” Mr. Maloney wrote, citing his fund-raising, professional background and the makeup of his district as part of his pitch. Ms. Bustos was still expected to convene a briefing for Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday to discuss the election results. In her letter, she said the campaign committee would conduct a review “to better understand why the national polling and modeling environment failed to materialize.”In a statement, Speaker Nancy Pelosi praised Ms. Bustos as “a leader of great integrity and inspiration” and thanked her for her service. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Aaron Ramsey backed for Manchester United move by former Wales boss Chris Coleman

Aaron Ramsey backed for Manchester United move by former Wales boss Chris Coleman

first_imgRamsey won the FA Cup three times with Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Coleman has sympathy with Ramsey as he tries to settle into life in a new country, having managed abroad three times, at Real Sociedad in Spain, AEL in Greece and Hebei China Fortune.He is not ruling out the midfielder turning his fortunes around, but says that if he continues to sit on the bench, he should leave.‘I understand why Aaron went to Juventus. They are a great club and they always have a great chance of winning the league,’ continued Coleman.‘He had been at Arsenal a long time, probably didn’t achieve what he wanted to achieve because Arsenal haven’t achieved what they would have liked in the last 10 years.‘He went there for good reasons but he’s too good to be sitting on the bench. If he’s got a chance at Juventus and Sarri likes him then okay.‘He might be out of form, maybe it’s taking him a little while to get used to a different culture. It’s not a walk in the park when you move from one country to the next, a different type of football, a different ask. But he wants to be in the starting eleven. In my opinion he’s good enough to be in it.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityJuventus are keen to re-sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United, and Ramsey has been proposed as part of a deal to bring the Frenchman back to Turin.Club legend Alessio Tacchinardi has suggested sending Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot to Old Trafford in order to complete the deal.‘In order to get Paul Pogba back, I would let Rabiot and Ramsey go, even if the Welshman did show a few signs of life in the last few games,’ he told Tuttosport.AdvertisementAdvertisementMORE: Alessio Tacchinardi urges Juventus to sell former Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey and re-sign Paul Pogba from Manchester UnitedMORE: Unai Emery aims fresh dig at Mesut Ozil and claims Arsenal players didn’t want him as captainFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Comment Aaron Ramsey has been backed to make a move to Manchester United (Picture: Getty Images)Aaron Ramsey would fit in perfectly at Manchester United, if he wanted to leave Juventus and return to the Premier League this summer, believes his former Wales boss Chris Coleman.The 29-year-old left the Gunners for Juve last year and has not quite had the impact he was hoping for as he traded north London for Turin.Juve are top of Serie A and were on course to defend their title before the coronavirus hiatus, but Ramsey has started just nine league games this season and two in the Champions League.The Welshman has scored four goals in his debut campaign in Italy, but without a guaranteed place in the starting XI, he has been linked with a return to England and Coleman feels Manchester United makes sense as a destination.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘He’s at his best when he’s under a bit of pressure, when he’s playing against the best teams and when he’s playing in the big games.’ Coleman told the Mirror.‘If it’s not going to happen for him at Juventus he’s definitely the type of player who can handle playing for Manchester United.‘When you play for a club like Manchester United the jersey is much heavier than when you are with a smaller club in the Premier League.‘If you play for a big club you’ve got to handle that extra weight. He certainly has the appetite for that.’ Advertisement Aaron Ramsey backed for Manchester United move by former Wales boss Chris Coleman Metro Sport ReporterSunday 17 May 2020 7:58 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link979Shareslast_img read more