Redskins fire head coach Jay Gruden following 0-5 start

first_img Written by Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAllen Kee / ESPN Images(ASHBURN, Va.) — The Washington Redskins have fired their head coach Jay Gruden, the team announced on Monday.The move comes after the team lost 33-7 to the New England Patriots on Sunday, falling to 0-5 for the season.The Redskins said Gruden, who was in his sixth season with the team, was told he was relieved of his duties early Monday morning by owner Daniel Snyder and President Bruce Allen. “Through the first five games of the 2019 season, the team has clearly not performed up to expectations, and we all share in that responsibility,” the team said in a statement. “Moving forward we are committed to doing all that we can collectively as an organization to turn things around and give our Redskins fans and alumni a team they can be proud of in 2019 and beyond.”A source tells ESPN Bill Callahan, the assistant head coach and offensive line coach for Washington, will step in as the team’s interim head coach.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img October 7, 2019 /Sports News – National Redskins fire head coach Jay Gruden following 0-5 startlast_img read more

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Housing crisis is deepening, says HomeOwners Alliance

first_imgThe proportion of renters who aspire to be home owners has started to reduce after several years of rising aspirations, a survey conducted by the HomeOwners Alliance has revealed.An additional 250,000 renters in the UK gave up on the home-owning dream, its 2017 Homeowners Report suggests, pointing to a worsening housing crisis across the UK.Among the renters it canvassed 71% said they aspired to own their home one day, down from 73% last year but still more than in 2013 when the proportion was 65%.The HomeOwners Alliance, which publishes the report jointly with BLP Insurance, says the main barrier to ownership among 86% of renters is house prices, while 85% say saving for a deposit is also a serious concern and 80% say they can’t find a home to buy.The report highlights how average earnings in the UK have been increasing recently by 2.6% annually, house prices have increased by 4.5%.Housing crisisThe HomeOwners Alliance says its report reveals a worsening housing crisis that is no longer restricted to just the more crowded areas of the UK such as London and the South East.For example, 68% of those canvassed in both Yorkshire and Humber and Northern Ireland are worried that, if they bought a home with a mortgage, they were reluctant to buy their first property because they not be able to re-pay the mortgage.“While we are used to stories about people not being able to buy a home until they are 40, the story has taken a turn for the worse with people increasingly giving up altogether on the dream of homeownership,” says Paula Higgins (pictured), Chief Executive of the HomeOwners Alliance.But her organisation’s report also contains some good news. Concerns about negative and moving up the property ladder are receding.HomeOwners Alliance Paula Higgins May 18, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Associations & Bodies » Housing crisis is deepening, says HomeOwners Alliance previous nextAssociations & BodiesHousing crisis is deepening, says HomeOwners AllianceNumber of renters who aspire to home ownership has dropped for first time in five years.Nigel Lewis18th May 201701,369 Viewslast_img read more

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Mauritius President Tours USS Simpson

first_img View post tag: USS Simpson View post tag: Tours Mauritius President Tours USS Simpson View post tag: Mauritius View post tag: Navy Authorities View post tag: Cutlass Express View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: President View post tag: News by topic The President of Mauritius, Kailash Purryag, visited the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56), while it’s moored in Port Louis, Mauritius taking part in Exercise Cutlass Express 2015, Feb. 3.During this exercise, U.S. and 12 East Africa partner nations simulated finding and combatting piracy as well as other illicit activity. It incorporated multilateral land, air and sea forces working together to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness and information sharing practices to increase capabilities of East African and Indian Ocean nations to counter sea-based illicit activity.The exercise’s focus on fighting this activity that’s currently harming East Africa hit close to home for Mauritius and its president.Purryag toured the vessel and met with exercise personnel, including Vice Adm. Tom Reck, U.S. Sixth Fleet vice commander. Reck believes that exercises like Cutlass Express are important because they foster relationships at all levels, and help forge and maintain a Global Network of Navies.[mappress mapid=”15043″]Image: US Navy February 5, 2015 Back to overview,Home naval-today Mauritius President Tours USS Simpson Share this articlelast_img read more

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Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Lionel Richie To Headline 2018 Pilgrimage Festival

first_imgSet at the rustic Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, Tennessee, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival has announced the lineup for their fourth annual gathering. From September 22-23, the festival will see headlining performances from Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Lionel Richie, as well as Hozier, Brandi Carlile, Counting Crows, Amoss Lee, Bleachers, and Lord Huron.Rounding out the initial lineup announcement are Dawes, Maggie Rogers, Elle King, Mat Kearney, Valerie June, The Struts, Jade Bird, Kevin Griffin, Keb’ Mo’, The White Buffalo, Pete Yorn, The Record Company, The Infamous Stringdusters, Rebirth Brass Band, and many more.Similar to Jazz Fest in New Orleans, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will take place during the day and offer unique artist collaborations, the region’s best food and drink, and cultural craftsmen to bring Tennessee’s best offerings to one place.Tickets to Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival go on sale this Friday, March 30. For more information, head to the festival’s website. Check out the full lineup below: 2018 Pilgrimage Festival lineupJack WhiteChris StapletonLionel RichieHozierBrandi CarlileCounting CrowsAmos LeeBleachersLord HuronDawesMaggie RogersElle KingMat KearneyValerie JuneThe StrutsJade BirdKevin GriffinKeb’ Mo’The White BuffaloPete YornThe Record CompanyCaitlyn SmithJohn MorelandThe Infamous StringdustersTall HeightsTyminskiAaron Lee TasjanJillian JacquelineLow Cut ConnieDonovan WoodsCourtney Marie AndrewsRebirth Brass BandWild RiversJoshua HedleyCaroline RoseRobert FinleyDevon GilfillianWhitney RoseLilly HiattSarah Shook & The DisarmersAHILiz LongleyHannah DasherJosh MartinBishop GunnRalph’s World + Friends Siama’s Congo Roots123 AndrésMister GCajun MikeTom Mason and the Blue BuccaneersView Full 2018 Pilgrimage Festival Lineuplast_img read more

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Lettuce Announces 2019 Tour Dates With Ghost-Note

first_imgToday, the funk gurus of Lettuce have announced their first tour dates of 2019! Following a three-night run across Texas to celebrate New Year’s Eve, Lettuce’s winter tour will kick off on January 10th in Rochester, New York at Anthology Live. The 14-date tour will bring the psychedelic funksters to Boston’s House of Blues, Brooklyn’s Brooklyn Steel, Pittsburgh’s Rex Theater, Nashville’s Marathon Music Works, Detroit’s St. Andrew’s Hall, Cleveland’s House of Blues, Atlanta’s Center Stage, and more until January 26th.For eight of the Vibe Up tour dates, Lettuce will be joined by Ghost-Note, the musical brainchild of multi-Grammy Award-winning artists Robert “Sput” Searight and Nate Werth of Snarky Puppy. The seven-piece ensemble is comprised of Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas Jr. (bass), Xavier Taplin(keys), Vaughn “V-Keys” Henry (keys), Peter Knudsen (guitar) and Jonathan Mones (alto sax & flute) alongside Werth and Sput.After launching their debut record, Fortified, in 2015 to showcase the diverse musical landscape of Dallas, TX, Snarky Puppy cohorts Robert “Sput” Searight and Nate Werth found their identity in the Ghost-Note moniker. This past spring, the pair headed back into the studio for the follow-up release, Swagism, which garnered a #1 position on the iTunes jazz charts. Swagism showcases an evolved sound, elaborating on the sonically powerful and diverse talents of each individual member of the group. It also features over 20 guest musicians, including Kamasi Washington, Karl Denson, Nigel Hall, Brandon “TAZ” Niederauer, and many more.Pre-sale tickets to Lettuce’s 2019 tour will be available from Tuesday, October 23rd at 1 p.m. EST until Thursday, October 25th at 10 p.m. local time. General on-sale begins October 26th at 10 a.m. local time. For additional ticket information, please visit Lettuce’s official website.Before the year is over, Lettuce still has a variety of exciting shows on the horizon. On November 3rd, Lettuce will be joined by very special guests Waka Flocka Flame and Marcus King at the Anthem in Washington, D.C. In one of their final performances of 2018, Lettuce will play a special one-night-only show with the Colorado Symphony in Denver on November 10.Lettuce 2018-2019 Tour Dates:October 25 & 27 Live Oak, FL @ HulaweenOctober 30 Newport News, VA @ Boathouse LiveOctober 31 Asheville, NC @ Salvage StationNovember 1 Greenville, NC @ Slate TheaterNovember 2 Philadelphia, PA @ FillmoreNovember 3 Washington, DC @ The Anthem with Waka Flocka Flame and Marcus KingNovember 10 Denver, CO @ Boettcher Concert Hall with The Colorado SymphonyJanuary 10 Rochester, NY @ Anthology Live*January 11 Boston, MA @ House of Blues*January 12 Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall*January 13 South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom*January 15 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue*January 16 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall*January 17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater*January 18 Hartford, CT @ Infinity Music Hall & Bistro*January 19 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn SteelJanuary 22 Harrisburg, PA @ Whitaker CenterJanuary 23 Cleveland, OH @ House of BluesJanuary 24 Covington, KY @ Madison TheaterJanuary 25 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music WorksJanuary 26 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage*With Ghost NoteView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Christine Dwyer, Jenni Barber, Justin Guarini & Mary Testa Fly into Wicked

Wicked from $95.00 Christine Dwyer Star Files Related Shows Welcome to Oz! Christine Dwyer, Jenni Barber, Justin Guarini and two-time Tony nominee Mary Testa begin performances in the Broadway company of Wicked February 25 at the Gershwin Theatre. Dwyer will go green as Elphaba, Barber will sparkle as Glinda, Guarini will don Fiyero’s white pants and Testa will get tricky as Madame Morrible. In addition, P. J. Benjamin will return to the blockbuster tuner as the Wizard. View Comments Dwyer has defied gravity across the country as Elphaba and Maureen in the national tours of Wicked and Rent, respectively. Barber has appeared on Broadway in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Performers, The Nance and Annie. Guarini is best known for being first runner-up in the debut season of American Idol and has appeared on Broadway in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, American Idiot and the most recent production of Romeo and Juliet. Testa received Tony nods for her roles in 42nd Street and On the Town. read more

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Additional unemployment benefits available

first_imgThe Vermont Department of Labor announced today that some unemployed Vermonters may be eligible for additional unemployment benefits. ‘We have been informed by federal administrators that Vermont will be eligible for the ‘3rd tier’ of federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits. This means unemployed Vermonters who have exhausted their Tier 2 benefits may be eligible for an additional 13 weeks of Tier 3 benefits,’ said Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan. ‘Despite the continued decline in the state’s unemployment rate ‘ now at 5.4 percent – due to a seasonal fluctuation between December through March, we hit one ‘trigger’ that activated the additional benefits for some Vermonters.’The week ending March 26, 2011 is the first week payable for Tier 3 benefits. The 3rd tier of extended unemployment benefits (EUC) is activated when either the total unemployment rate (TUR) reaches 6.0 percent or more, or the insured unemployment rate (IUR) is 4.0 percent or more. In this case, it was the ‘Insured Unemployment Rate’ in the months of December through March of 4.0 percent that resulted in the extended benefits. As it is related to seasonal factors, the Department of Labor does not anticipate the IUR to remain above the 4.0 percent threshold for a sustained period of time. Overall, the total unemployment rate in Vermont continues to decline, as demonstrated by the two-tenths of one percent decline between February and March.Regular UI benefits provide 26 weeks of state benefits. Vermont meets the criteria for three tiers of federal benefits. Tier 1 provides up to 20 weeks, Tier 2 provides 14 weeks and Tier 3 provides up to 13 weeks of federal EUC benefits. In Vermont, approximately 1,100 unemployed Vermonters will potentially qualify for this 13 week benefit, resulting in a combined total of up to 73 weeks of state and federal benefits.The Vermont Department of Labor has 12 Career Resource Centers that will continue to provide Vermonters assistance with job seeking skills and strategies. For a list of the Department’s resource centers and other information, please visit our website at www.labor.vermont.gov(link is external).Source: Vermont Department of Labor.last_img read more

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Credit Union PR Insight: Taking your relationships public

first_img continue reading » Achieving your primary goals of member retention, acquisition, security and everything else on your plate is not easily done without establishing relationships with service and technology providers. As one of the driving forces of an effective business strategy, these connections strengthen and support your ability to continue serving your members, while realizing year-over-year growth.Taking your relationships public through press releases, media advisories and other forms of outreach strengthens your credit union’s reputation as a leader in the industry by projecting a variety of messages onto a few key audiences, including:Prospective members: One very relevant example is Apple®, which recently expanded its ApplePay™ partnerships to include an even larger group of credit unions. Relationships of this nature can strengthen organic growth by attracting a younger group of members who might not have considered a credit unions without this partnership. Alternatively, credit unions may begin working with third parties that offer a unique or new type of loan product and introducing their services to a new audience within the respective community. 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Corporate Sponsors Wanted for Young Athletes

first_img Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring! EntertainmentLifestyleLocalNews Corporate Sponsors Wanted for Young Athletes by: – January 6, 2020center_img Share 41 Views   no discussions Augustine Pascal of the Dominica Cricket Association says corporate Dominica is missing out on major opportunities to endorse talented sportsmen and women in Dominica.He spoke candidly with Dominica Vibes recently to say that several young athletes are making waves in the region and should have corporate sponsors to spotlight them while bringing profits to the organisations in symbiotic relationship.He referenced Alick Athanaze, Stephan Pascal and Earsinho Fontaine, all young talented cricketers.“[Athanaze] can do promotions on their behalf and [sponsors] can assist him in other areas of his development. There are other athletes who were on his team in Grenada who are looked after by corporate Grenada. Why can’t it happen here?”He expects that Earsinho Fontaine is one of those to watch. “We have other players like Fontaine; he’s very talented,” Pascal says.“These people have to be looked after. It cannot be all on the parents and the system; they cannot do everything. Corporate Dominica and the business people have to step up.”He says every sport played locally has its own prodigies who could benefit and bring benefit to businesses.Pascal believes sports endorsements will teach young athletes accountability and responsibility while creating a public image that is recognizable and inspiring for both parties.last_img read more

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Serie A meeting Italian government to discover fate of season

first_img Brescia are sitting last in the league, and have nothing to gain by concluding this nightmare season. Torino president Urbano Cairo, whose club are 15th, would also gladly abandon the season. “I bow to the majority choice,” said Cairo, voicing his concerns over “the short time between the end of this season and the start of the next one,” scheduled for September 1. AC Milan’s Swedish froward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, one of the big stars of the championship, has already suffered a calf injury in training, and could be out for a month. “I think it’s chaos,” said Italy coach Roberto Mancini. “If I were to speak only as a coach, I would prefer it to stop and start calmly next season. “There is going to be an endless series of matches and I don’t know what state the players will be in.” On Friday, the ‘Plan B’ will also be analysed at the Lega Serie A meeting, a format with short playoffs to determine the title, European places and relegation, if the season is again suspended, or all the matches not played. Another issue to be solved is that of players’ contracts and whether they can be extended to complete the season beyond its natural expiration. The issue of wage cuts also remains unresolved and liability in the event of illness remains complex. But one team who have been anxious to return to the pitch are Lazio. Loading… Read Also: Serie A: Brescia contemplate terminating Balotelli contract The Roman club were just one point behind leaders Juventus when the season was suspended, and within touching distance of the third Scudetto in the club’s 120-year history. “We miss football, I don’t speak only for myself or for our team. We hope that the right decision can be made soon to complete this championship,” said captain Senad Lulic. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Serie A’s hopes of following Germany and Spain back onto the pitch will be decided on Thursday in a meeting with the Italian government which will determine the fate of the season in Italy. Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president Gabriele Gravina hopes for a return to Serie A  Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora will tell representatives from the Italian football federation and Lega Serie A if the health conditions are right to return to action after nearly three months. The season has been on hold since March 9 when it was halted as coronavirus infections spread rapidly in Italy. The pandemic has killed almost 33,000 people in the country. Clubs returned to group training on May 19 but competitive action remains suspended until mid-June. The indications are that Spadafora and the government’s Scientific Technical Committee will agree to both implementing a health protocol and to resume the season. If there is a green light on Thursday, Lega Serie A will meet Friday to examine “the different calendar hypotheses” for the remaining Serie A and Italian Cup matches. The league wants competition to resume on the weekend of June 13-14, starting with four postponed fixtures – Atalanta-Sassuolo, Verona-Cagliari, Inter Milan-Sampdoria and Torino-Parma. They hope the season will resume fully on June 20, with the goal of awarding the league title, defining promotions and relegations, before playing Italian Cup semi-finals, with the final in early August. The closing stages of the European club competitions could also be played in August. Three Italian clubs are still in the Champions League and two in the Europa League. – ‘Risking safety’ – But not everyone agrees with a return to the pitch and the packed schedule required with teams needing to play three matches a week, in hot summer conditions. Brescia and Torino, situated in the northern regions of Lombardy and Piedmont respectively, which accounted for nearly 60 percent of Italy’s COVID19 deaths, have consistently opposed to a return. “To finish this championship is forcing it in my opinion,” Brescia captain Daniele Gastaldello said this week. “It’s risking the safety of the players.”last_img read more

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