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Watch The Monophonics Bring Their Special Brand Of Soul To This Year’s Bayou Rendezvous [Videos]

first_imgSatisfied Productions brought together an incredible line up for their 15th annual Bayou Rendezvous, including supergroups and amazing touring acts like the funky soul of the Monophonics. Best of all, these incredible players came together to help to help raise money for the New Orleans Musicians Clinic & Assistance Foundation, and the production house brought in artists and bands from around the country to help their fine efforts reach those in need. The Monophonics certainly held nothing back during their performance, proudly declaring their presence at Jazz Fest with their extravagant performance.Watching the Monophonics’ set at the Bayou Rendezvous was like watching elements of all your favorite 60’s and 70’s funk and soul bands fuse into one sonic juggernaut. As organist and lead singer Kelly Finnigan poured every last drop of his life’s blood into each chord and tortured lyrics, the dynamic team around him was scoring major points from all sides. Horns blared and guitar lines slinked through dense percussive pockets, while the crowd danced and swayed in perfect connection to the sound getting laid down. Not content to just knock it out of the park, the Monophonics brought out members of Orgone and Kofi Burbridge to make the night even funkier. Pulling out some choice Funkadelic material to complement their own sound, the Monophonics showed that they are true masters of their craft.Best of all, this display came to aid the aforementioned New Orleans Musicians Clinic. Since 1988, the Foundation has helped the under and uninsured part of the city’s extensive musician population get the health care they so desperately need. Dedicating yourself to making music for the world to enjoy can be rewarding, but not as lucrative as one would hope. By providing a safety net to New Orleans’ many musicians, the clinic allows them to keep doing what they love (and sharing it with us grateful folks), and also provides a sense of well-being to their families as well. As such, when given the chance to help out other struggling musicians, players come in a little sharper and ready to give their all. Before we get to the sharing portion of the piece, we wanted to remind you that the caring part of this article never stops. The Clinic is always in need, and donations can be made HERE to this wonderful and necessary charity that keeps the music we love for nice and healthy.We’ve already seen some lovely photos from the Bayou Rendezvous from Chad Anderson and some fun videos from Dr. Klaw’s and the Bayou Rendezvous All-Star’s sets from our own Rex Thomson, but now let’s check out a few highlights from the Monophonics’ epic set at the 15th annual Bayou Rendezvous.“Promises”“They Don’t Understand”“Sure Is Funky”“Find My Way Back Home”“High Off Your Love”last_img read more

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When The Phish Circus Comes To Town: Maple Night Spells Canadian Vibes At The Baker’s Dozen

first_imgAnother night, another Baker’s Dozen master class from Phish. While the band has been working their way through thirteen nights at Madison Square Garden, they’ve revealed themselves to be at the top of their game musically, with top-notch jams, killer bust outs, and out-of-left-field covers being sprinkled (jimmied?) throughout each show.The Universe Is A Donut: Phish Brings Classics, Cosmic “Harpua,” Hendrix Debut On Jimmies NightWhile Tuesday night’s “Maple”-themed affair didn’t reach the zany peaks of some of the more generally well-received nights of the Baker’s Dozen, it was another opportunity for Phish to showcase their skills as one of the best live outfits on the planet–and they did just that, with a first set that only got stronger as it went along and a second set that featured more of the locked-in jamming that we’ve seen throughout the run.Phish hit the stage, picked up their instruments and started up a sort of feedback jam with lots of distortion, causing the energy in the room to swell rapidly, before Trey Anastasio‘s piercing guitar broke through, as he delivered a powerful solo version of Canadian national anthem “O Canada,” channeling Jimi Hendrix‘s iconic rendition of the American national anthem at Woodstock for the night’s first maple-themed song. Lighting designer Chris Kuroda shined a spotlight on the Canadian flag towards the back of the room, and the crowd roared with approval as the flag’s red maple leaf towered over them. Next, the band then added their first “Crowd Control” in 51 shows, before offering up another maple reference with Mike Gordon‘s “Sugar Shack”. This was the third appearance for “Sugar Shack” in 2017, which made it a disappointment that Anastasio still couldn’t quite play the song’s composed section properly. “Shake Shack” is just one of those songs that will seemingly always trip him up.Trey and the rest of Phish made up for the sub-par “Sugar Shack” with an excellent take on the Los Lobos classic “When The Circus Comes To Town.” They followed that up with the sixth version of “Daniel Saw The Stone” since 2003, and the MSG audience bounced excitedly to the song’s bluegrass grooves. The song’s ending featured a huge solo from Page McConnell, with Kuroda showing off some bright, white “hero” lights as the Chairman of the Boards played us out. More Page followed, as his heartfelt ballad “Army Of One” was performed for the first time this year, and contained soaring guitar playing from Anastasio and perfect vocals from McConnell. Page knows how to write a song to his own strengths, and he sounded impeccable on this version of “Army of One.”The rest of the set featured classic and beloved Phish songs. “The Wedge” finally made an appearance at the Baker’s Dozen, before the band busted out “Guelah Papyrus” for the first time in fifty shows. This was a somewhat flubby version of the fan-favorite track. However, in the end, it was a successful attempt, with the band dropping into the ragtime classic “Maple Leaf Rag” for a brief moment before returning to “Papyrus” to finish the song.Older, more rare songs from the band’s Gamehenge era, such as “Wilson”, “Tela,” “Colonel Forbin’s Ascent,” and “Fly Famous Mockingbird” have all been performed the past few nights, so it made sense that “McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters” would make an appearance at this show. The song was performed with passion and precision, a powerful rendition of a rarity that many have chased for a long time. McConnell led a short jam at the end of the song, with some possible “Maple Leaf Rag” teases thrown into the mix.The “Limb By Limb” that followed harnessed the excited energy of the pair of beloved songs that preceded it and the band offered up their first major improvisation of the evening. This was a typically soaring version, with an exploratory build leading to a huge, sustained peak, with Anastasio ringing his guitar our while the band pushed and pushed until they seemingly exploded. Kuroda used his moving light rig to full effect on this one, adding to the song’s intensity. When they finally finished the song, Anastasio went straight into “Walk Away” by The James Gang, a blistering cover that the band has played only three times since 2013. When the Phish reunited in 2009, “Walk Away” was one of their go-to ragers, with many incredible versions appearing at shows from 2009-2013. While the song has become much more of a rarity, you couldn’t tell last night, as the band was simply on fire, as the “Tweezer Reprise”-esque jam built to a climactic peak several times before things were all said and done. After a somewhat uneven first set–albeit, a set with a super strong ending–the band took their bows and walked off stage for set break.Phish returned from their setbreak earlier than usual on this night, walking back on stage around 9:50 PM. They quickly started up TV on the Radio‘s “Golden Age,” which evolved into a twenty-minute powerhouse jam, another lengthy piece of improvisation at this Baker’s Dozen run that just keeps on giving. The jam featured an ambient, rhythmic portion, with chunky guitar and organ parts augmenting the groove. Jon Fishman was a machine on drums all night long, and his best moments came during the “Golden Age” jam. Finally, Anastasio leaned in with a filthy distorted rock guitar sound, and built the jam towards triumph. After  the peaking jam, the band dissolved into an ominous ambience once again, before transitioning into the new song “Leaves,” making only its second appearance after debuting in Chicago earlier in the summer. Another tangentially theme-related tune, “Leaves” acted as a landing pad for the band, using it as a quick reprieve before returning to the Zeppelin-esque rock jams and blissful peaks they were dialed in on during “Golden Age.”Next up were the two biggest bustouts (or, really, one combined biggest bustout) of the night, as “Swept Away” > “Steep” was performed for the first time in a whopping 192 shows. “Swept Away” was short, of course, but beautiful. “Steep,” however, was remarkable, as the band took the short ballad–which usually falls in just under two minutes–and stretched it out to over twelve minutes long. The jam started off as an ambient plinko-esque jam, reminisecnt of the band’s playing in 2010, before Gordon dropped some huge bass bombs. This whipped the crowd into a frenzy, and the band picked up on that excitement to give the crowd another huge improvised rock moment. Kuroda focused his lights behind the stage, and the combination of the energy in the room, the gorgeous jam from the band, and the unique and interesting lighting design combined to make this perhaps the top moment of the show.While the exciting “Steep” jam never amounted to a traditional peak, the band used this to their advantage, as Anastasio offered up some feedback as a dissolve before dropping into a raucous “46 Days.” The band was firing on all cylinders, and used the hard rock style they had been focusing on throughout the evening to full effect, with chunky power chords from Anastasio throughout the rocking version. After moving into a more ambient space, Trey put down his guitar and ran over to the Marimba Lumina behind Fishman’s kit and started dropping some synth-bass bombs on the crowd. Eventually, Gordon and McConnell made their way over to the kid and joined Fishman for a full-band percussion jam. Last summer, the full-band percussion jam was becoming a bit overplayed, but as this is the only time it’s happened so far at the Baker’s Dozen, it was a welcome addition to the show. They kept it going for several minutes, with Fishman really showing off his improv skills before Anastasio mischievously ran back to his guitar to beat his band members back to their spots and lead the jam in a new direction of his choosing. He picked up on one of the rhythms that Fishman was repeating, Gordon and McConnell picked up on it too, and off they went for a few minutes before the jam was rip chorded in favor of “Piper.”“Piper” was ambient, science fiction-y, and weird–which is exactly how Phish has been playing over the past few weeks. The shows have been a mix of strange and out there jams meshed with uproarious rock climaxes, and this “Piper” contained all of those elements. The band seemed to drop back into “46 Days” during a high-energy moment, before Anastasio signaled a shift into “Possum.” The crowd resonded with huge waves of excitement, going absolutely wild for the classic song. “Possum” will always feel like one of Phish’s best songs, as they know how to take the song’s zany energy and exploit it to their best abilities. After a set filled with zig-zagging improvisation, “Possum” worked perfectly as a set closer.For the encore, Phish busted out David Bowie‘s Ziggy Stardust masterpiece, “Rock And Roll Suicide.” The song was debuted at last fall’s Halloween show in Las Vegas, and was performed for only the second time ever last night. While many fans were wondering where the “maple” references were in set two, the seven song set was filled with long moments of improvisation that most fans would kill to see. To satisfy those who wanted some extra maple, the band chose “Limelight” by Rush, Canada’s biggest rock band, as the post-show music.With only four shows remaining in the Baker’s Dozen, Phish is continuing to sprint towards the finish line. While tonight’s show will likely fade towards the bottom of the Baker’s Dozen barrel–in terms of both standout moments and theme-specific references–what’s clear is that Phish is going to keep the level of quality as high as possible throughout the Baker’s Dozen residency. This run has featured all of the best songs, the best jams, and the best energy on a nightly basis. Phish returns to Madison Square Garden tonight for night 10 of the residency, with the curious theme of “Holes.”Check out the full gallery below, courtesy of Chad Anderson.Hot Takes:Repeat Watch: Phish is still going strong. No repeats.Today’s Donut: “Maple” [“O Canada”; “Sugar Shack”; “When The Circus Comes To Town”; “Maple Leaf Rag”]We Tired Yet?: Four more nights and we’re STILL ready for more Phish. BRING IT!….Can someone please get me some coffee?SETLIST: Phish | Baker’s Dozen Night 9 | Madison Square Garden | New York, NY | 8/1/17SET 1: O Canada[1], Crowd Control, Sugar Shack, When the Circus Comes, Daniel Saw the Stone, Army of One, The Wedge, Guelah Papyrus, Maple Leaf Rag[2], Guelah Papyrus, McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > Limb By Limb> Walk AwaySET 2: Golden Age, Leaves, Swept Away > Steep > 46 Days > Piper > PossumENCORE: Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide[1] Phish debut; instrumental.[2] Phish debut; performed solo by Page.Phish | Baker’s Dozen Night 9 | Madison Square Garden | New York, NY | 8/1/17 | Photos by Chad Anderson Load remaining images Photo: Chad Andersonlast_img read more

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Professor analyzes liberalism

first_imgCharles Kesler, political philosopher, author and professor of government at Claremont McKenna College, discussed President Barack Obama’s place in the history of liberalism during his lecture in the Eck Hall of Law on Thursday. Kesler recently published a book on the same subject. Vincent Muñoz, director of the Tocqueville Program and one of the event’s organizers, said Kesler’s book went on sale Tuesday and is titled, “I am the Change: Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism.” The Law School’s Federalist Society, the Tocqueville Program and the Constitutional Studies Minor all sponsored the event, Muñozsaid. To begin his talk, Kesler said his book does not advance any theories about Obama suggesting he is a socialist, a Kenyan anti-colonialist or a Muslim. “The thesis of my book runs counter to a lot of conservative views of Obama,” Kesler said. “I think he’s very bright and very intelligent. … I think conservatives make a mistake in underestimating Obama.” Kesler said he bases his assessment of Obama’s self-conception as a political progressive. “The way to understand Obama is as he understands himself: as a liberal, or rather a progressive, as he likes to be called,” he said. Kesler said the crisis of liberalism, to which the subtitle of his book refers, is a two-fold crisis Obama, and all political liberals, must face. “The crisis of liberalism is also the crisis of Barack Obama,” he said. “There are two reasons liberalism has reached a crisis point: one fiscal and one philosophical.” Kesler said the fiscal reason hinges on the government’s inability to pay for social programs and entitlements. “It has become so easy for political interest groups to manufacture rights, in the political sense, and it is impossible or nearly impossible to pay for them all,” Kesler said. “We see this problem in Europe as well as here. These are promises that have been made to people, so what do we do when they justly ask for the benefits they are entitled to? It is a crisis of public credit that leads to the moral question: can you trust the government to keep its promises?” Kesler said this fiscal problem relates to President Obama’s health care policies. “He sold Obamacare as a way of cutting down costs while expanding coverage, and that’s the problem Obama cannot solve,” he said. The philosophical aspect of the crisis is one of moral relativism as a part of liberal political philosophy, and Obama accepts this line of thought, Kesler said. “The philosophical part of the crisis has to do with the influence of post-modernism in liberal thought – liberalism doesn’t rest on moral truth,” he said. “The President is stuck believing there is no absolute truth, and that this is absolutely true.” Kesler said liberalism, as an American political movement, is 100 years old and began with the election of Woodrow Wilson in 1912. Over the course of the 100 years there have been four “waves” of liberalism, with President Obama’s efforts representing the fourth wave, he said. The first three waves were the New Freedom concept advanced by Wilson, the New Deal legislation under Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Great Society legislation under Lyndon B. Johnson. “You can call these three waves political liberalism under Wilson, economic liberalism with the New Deal and cultural liberalism in the 60s,” he said. The first wave was the source of the idea of a living constitution. Wilson was the first president to criticize the constitution and called it obsolete, Kesler said. “The founders, according to Wilson, didn’t understand that human politics are governed by Darwinian laws of change,” he said. “They didn’t realize that human nature was changeable.” The liberal position was that the constitution had to be made up-to-date with a changing society and had to be positioned on the right side of history, Kesler said. He said the liberals did not recognize the founding fathers’ conception of a constitution resistant to change as a viable alternative to a living constitution. “The founders, because they had a static natural law theory, created a constitution that would be very hard to change, hard to amend,” he said. “For liberals, the only alternative to their living constitution is a dead constitution.” Kesler noted the second wave, under President Roosevelt, advanced the idea of a social contract between the government and the people, in which the people exchange their power for rights. The idea of exchanging of rights for power leads to an argument in favor of a more powerful government, he said. “This leads to what I like to call the first law of big government,” Kesler said. “There’s no reason to fear government growing, because more government means more rights.” The third wave brought about a change from quantitative to qualitative liberalism, Kesler said. This was brought about in part by President Johnson’s efforts to further Roosevelt’s policies from keeping citizens above a certain level economically to providing for everyone to have a spiritually fulfilling life, he said. “The New Deal was about meeting the needs of the body, but the Great Society wanted to address the soul,” Kesler said. He added the problem was the government programs of the Great Society were too costly and unsuccessful. A second aspect of the move toward qualitative liberalism was the cultural liberalism that led those who were very liberal to chastise the majority culture. “When liberalism turned on the majority, the majority turned on liberalism,” he said. The 2012 election cycle will have a great deal to say about the duration and the legacy of the fourth wave of liberalism that Obama represents, Kesler said. “He took us in a very brief time where the first two years of his term were the breakthrough, sharply to the left,” Kesler said. “The elections of 2010 brought us sharply to the right. Where we go from here will be determined by this year’s election.last_img read more

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We bring you the story of how the Bulgarian travel agency increased sales 4 times during the lockdown

first_imgThe worst is the status quo / / / THE GREAT DISCOVERY OF MATHEMATICIANS! DISTANCE BETWEEN SPLIT AND OSIJEK IS THE SAME IN BOTH DIRECTIONS Just recently ended a phenomenal event #HeadOnEasthat Osijek, which is definitely the motive for coming. With canceled trips and no way to schedule trips, TourSkills turned to local marketing agency Together for help, which created a creative solution and a campaign that increased sales by as much as four times, writes Ads of the World. However, the tourism sector was, and still is, most affected, and then all borders were closed, with no alternative financial income and no certainty when the situation would improve. The campaign was also launched via Instagram (Instagram stories reached 20% CTR), and most importantly, it resulted by increasing website traffic by 3 times te with sales increase of 430%. A brave move that definitely paid off. In the campaign, travel offers were with a 30% discount and for the first time, with no expiration date – meaning customers could take advantage of the trip however they wanted or when the borders opened. Namely, it was clear that during the lock-in period there was a great desire to travel and explore, and the narrative of all tourist destinations was dream now, travel later. People started sharing their old travel photos, while others made bucket lists and dreamed of a moment when they would be able to travel again. However, as far as I can see, all or most agencies are still waiting for the summer season of 2021 and hope that the mentioned subsidies will be extended until April 01.04.2021, XNUMX. And interestingly, no one turned to continental and rural destinations in Croatia. Just before and after the season, the continent is the “peak” of the season, and as we know, the focus is on those destinations at the moment. You have a minimum of 7 days of phenomenal content, but let’s go on a weekend trip or a 3 day package first. Wake up and generate great tours, create a creative campaign and offer it to the market. Adjust. As we know, the crisis is also an opportunity. When, if not now? So the agency came up with a creative solution: It won’t be just a filter, alluding to Instagram filters as well as the fact that everyone is in front of mobile phones and computers, and created a print promotional campaign for the then unattainable destinations that TourSkills usually has in its offer.center_img As before, so now, creative thinking and “out of the box” solutions are required. As we know, the Government of the Republic of Croatia last month decided to continue measures to help the economy due to the corona crisis, which include the continuation of job preservation grants and liquidity insurance and Covid loans by the end of 2020. The grants that benefit the most are tourism, and thus travel agencies. Creative thinking, “out of the box” solutions, adaptation and change of focus on new markets and niches is a real proactive reaction. Action… It is not easy, there is a lack of information and ready-made tourist packages, but as we know, Croatia is small, and all the information is available on the Internet with little effort. Explore, ask… Croatia has something to offer. From the interior of Istria, Lika, Gorski kotar, Zagreb Green Ring, Međimurje, Slavonia… excellent quality and authentic content. Discover Croatia, we have something to offer, in fact. In March, a state of emergency or lockdown was declared practically all over the world, and everything, especially tourism, literally stopped. TourSkills is the largest Bulgarian tour operator with more than 25 years of experience in the sector, providing organized trips to various destinations and experiences around the world. And when you are already in Osijek, visit Baranja, Đakovo, Vinkovci, Vukovar, Ilok… Or Wine & Bike Tour Erdut, Vukovart, Vinkovačke jeseni etc.… but we don’t have to focus only on events, you can always visit museums, such as fascinating Vučedol Museum in Vukovar or you can sail the Danube on an electric panoramic boat. Regardless of the situation at the time, when tourism stopped and when agencies were without any opportunity to generate revenue, this example shows that the worst solution is the status quo and waiting for “miracles”. There is always a way to succeed in the market or at least jump out of others and get media attention, which we will capitalize on later. The word that dominates is adaptation. Do not whine, but open your eyes. Turn to new markets and niches, as you focus on continental tourism. After all, in the long run you will avoid the seasonality of income, because as I have already mentioned, tourism in, say, Slavonia takes place throughout the year. Hotels and restaurants are open, there is always some content, events, etc.… there is always season. Do not wait for the summer season, but offer the market an attractive offer. last_img read more

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Baroness Brown Takes Helm at the Carbon Trust

first_imgJulia King, Baroness Brown of Cambridge, has been appointed Chair of the Carbon Trust from July 2018. She will take on the role from James Smith, former Chair of Shell UK, who has served in the post since 2011.In addition to her role at the Carbon Trust, Baroness Brown serves as Deputy Chair of the Committee on Climate Change, the independent, statutory body that advises the UK government and devolved administrations on climate change, chairing its Adaptation Sub-Committee. She also acts as the UK’s Low Carbon Business Ambassador.Baroness Brown is Chair of the Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials, a Non-Executive Director of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and a Council member of Innovate UK. She sits in the House of Lords as a crossbench peer, where she is a member of the European Union Select Committee. She is a Fellow of both the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society.“Since it was established in 2001, the Carbon Trust has been a key player in global efforts to build a low carbon economy, establishing itself as a trusted global brand,” Baroness Brown said.”I am joining the Carbon Trust at an exciting time as it is becoming increasingly influential in helping businesses, governments and institutions across five continents capture the opportunities in a sustainable low carbon future. There is still much more work to be done if we are to deal with the most pressing environmental challenge facing the world. I look forward to working with the team and supporting them in delivering on our critical low carbon mission.”last_img read more

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Pundit casts doubt over £120m Man Utd move for Sancho

first_imgFormer Arsenal star, Paul Merson, has cast doubt over Manchester United’s proposed move for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho. Jadon Sancho is keen on returning to the Premier League The Red Devils are reported to be leading the chase for the England attacker, who registered 14 goals and 15 assists in the Bundesliga this season before the campaign was brought to a halt. However, Merson believes that current financial implications amid the coronavirus pandemic will see big-money transfers put on hold for some time. Speaking to the Daily Star, Merson said: “All the talk about Jadon Sancho commanding a £100m-plus transfer fee has been blown out of the water if you ask me. “Borussia Dortmund are said to be demanding in excess of that figure for one of Europe’s hottest young talents, but they can forget it. “There’s no way that’s going to be happening. It’s gone – over and out. Top clubs can’t be putting staff on furlough and then start forking out that kind of money the minute the transfer window opens.Advertisement “It’s not just the fee, but with players in that price bracket comes a pay packet of around £300,000 a week and that’s just not going to be happening. “The landscape has changed not just for everyone on the planet but for football as well. Really big-money moves may be off the table for quite some time. “With the financial situation as it is, how would it look for clubs struggling to pay their staff and then transfer deadline day arrives and it flashes up on the screen that £900m or whatever has been splashed out on players? There would be uproar.” Dortmund are believed to be holding out for a £120m fee for Sancho, who will see his current deal at the Westfalenstadion expire in 2022. Meanwhile, United are set to offer a second trial to young striker James Graham in an effort to beat Liverpool and Wolves to his signature, a report claims. read also:Heskey urges Sancho to choose Liverpool over Man Utd Ross County starlet Graham is very much in demand, with Scottish giants Celtic now joining the race to sign him, according to the Scottish Sun. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Movies Where A Car Plays A Key Role18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowThailand’s 10 Most Iconic Landmarkscenter_img Loading… last_img read more

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Messi in disagreement with Barca’s Coutinho transfer preference

first_img Loading… Messi recent announced that he and his Barcelona team-mates would be taking a 70 per cent pay cut during the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, the Barcelona captain said: “Before going any further, we want to make it clear that we were always willing to reduce our salaries because we understand perfectly that we are in an exceptional situation. “We, as players, are always here to help the club when they ask. “It does not cease to surprise us that from within the club there were those who tried to put us under the magnifying glass and tried to add pressure to do something that we always knew we would do. “If we didn’t speak until now, it’s because the priority was to find solutions to help the club and to see who the most affected were during this situation. read also:Lyon demand big money for Man Utd, Chelsea target Dembele “For our party, the moment has arrived that, the cut will be 70 percent of our wage during the state of alarm. We will also help out the club in order for the workers to be paid 100 percent of their wages.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Lionel Messi would rather prefer Barcelona to sell Ousmane Dembele and keep hold of Philippe Coutinho. It would be imprudent to promise a resumption of La Liga before the summer, said Spain’s health minister Coutinho looks certain to leave the Nou Camp in the summer after failing to impress following his £142million move from Liverpool. The 27-year-old’s career has stagnated in recent months, and he needs to move if he wants to rediscover his form from 2018. A host of Premier League clubs are lining up to sign the Brazilian, with Chelsea, Everton, Leicester City, and Newcastle all believed to be in the running. But not everyone at Barcelona believes selling Coutinho would be best for the club. According to The Athletic, Messi and other senior players at Barcelona would rather the club sell Dembele and retain the services of Coutinho. The report adds that players are aware that someone will need to be sold if the club have any chance of finding the money to re-sign Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain.center_img Promoted Content6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAPWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWhat Our Favorite Celebs Look Like With Their Natural Hair Colorlast_img read more

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Pogba hands Man Utd timely boost ahead of new season

first_img Juan Mata, meanwhile, continues to train alone at home as he continues to quarantine after returning from a break in Spain and will not be involved in the game with Villa. Mata is one of a handful of first-team stars still to report at United’s training ground along with Sergio Romero, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Phil Jones, Fred and Nemanja Matic. Solskjaer is expected to hand Dean Henderson his United debut in the Villa game ahead of his first full season in the first-team squad. read also:Pogba tests positive for coronavirus United kick-off their Premier League campaign against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on September 19. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Paul Pogba has handed Manchester United a boost after returning to training after recovering from Covid-19. The French international tested positive for the virus last month and has spent the last two weeks in quarantine at home. The illness forced Pogba to pull out of the recent Nations League internationals against Sweden and Croatia. But he has made a full recovery and joined the rest of his United team-mates in training today ahead of this weekend’s pre-season friendly at Aston Villa. But his return to fitness is a welcome lift for United in the wake of a difficult few weeks off the pitch that have seen captain Harry Maguire arrested in Greece following a drunken brawl with police and teenage sensation Mason Greenwood sent home from the England camp in Iceland after breaking lockdown rules.Advertisement Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows BetterWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBest Car Manufacturers In The World6 Reasons Sharks Are Afraid Of DolphinsA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsTop 10 Disney Male Role Models11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Topcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

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Braun proposes end to EV credit for wealthy families

first_imgWith the U.S. Senate working this week on the American Energy Innovation Act, U.S. Senator Mike Braun will offer two modifications to the tax code that will eliminate the Electric Vehicle tax credit for wealthy families and vehicles that cost over $50,000. The Ending the Electric Vehicle Entitlement for the Wealthy Act will eliminate the EV tax credit for joint tax returns over $326,600 and individual returns over $163,300.   Meanwhile, the Affordable Electric Vehicle Credit Act of 2020 will limit the EV tax credit for vehicles costing less than $45,000.  Vehicles that would still be eligible for the EV tax credit:  BMW i3, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Honda Clarity Electric, Hyundai Ioniq Electric, Hyundai Kona Electric, Kia Niro EV, Mini Cooper SE, Nissan Leaf, Nissan Leaf Plus, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model Y and the Volkswagen E-Golf. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, on average, EV owners also own two other cars. Further, 42% of EV owners earn more than $150,000 annually. Between Fiscal Year 2011 and Fiscal Year 2017, this tax credit totaled $2.2 billion in lost revenue.last_img read more

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