Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand sparked a huge reaction on Saturday night following his comments about Newcastle United and their owner Mike Ashley. Ferdinand, who was a pundit on BT Sport during the Magpies' Premier League fixture with Chelsea, defended the way Ashley is running the club, despite the current unrest at St James's Park."I don't even know him [Mike Ashley] very well," said Ferdinand, who has sold clothing merchandise through Ashley's stores."When they went down, he spent £50m of his own money to get them up. Thank you, that should be."By the way, please say thank you for getting Rafa Benítez in! They're lucky to have him!“They should say thank you to Ashley. You look at Sunderland, they had £1.2million to go up from the Championship. And they owe a thank you to Mike Ashley for getting Rafa Benitez.”BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey defended Newcastle fans, saying it was Benitez who approached the club rather than the other way … [Read more...] about ‘He’s managed to get fans of Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester United and even Sunderland sticking up for us’: Newcastle fans react to Rio Ferdinand’s Mike Ashley comments
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The way the Amazon.com HQ2 fiasco turned out raised one question that leaders of lots of cities and states have to be thinking about, including in the clear loser of the first round of Amazon’s process, the Twin Cities. Are we big enough to compete? Amazon concluded its national search for a “second headquarters,” whatever that was supposed to be, by announcing two new campuses on the East Coast. One of the planned sites lies in suburban Virginia across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., and the other is in New York. Neither place needed an economic shot in the arm. In fact, that’s what made them attractive in the first place to Amazon, which will be looking to recruit from a deep and wide talent pool that already exists in those regions, made up of folks attracted by opportunity and lifestyle. New York needs no introduction as a business hub, but Washington, D.C., has been coming up fast. Greater Washington now has more than 6.2 million people, an … [Read more...] about Twin Cities investment in people is the right move
PUBLISHED: 17:56 14 April 2018 | UPDATED: 14:14 15 April 2018 Kiki Dee. Picture: KYTE PHOTOGRAPHY KytePhotography Kiki Dee is a survivor in every sense. The singer-songwriter spoke about her long career ahead of her and musical partner Carmelo Luggeri’s show in Bury St Edmunds tonight. Carmelo Luggeri and Kiki Dee. Picture: PAUL WATSONKiki doesn’t believe in crying over what could’ve been. After 55 years in the business, she’s happy, despite the ups and downs of leading an unusual life.“I can’t see the point of going ‘oh God, if only I’d done this or I’d done that’. As Édith Piaf would say, no regrets; they’re what I call reminisces. You could say my personal life suffered because I’ve always been very invested in my work,” says the singer-songwriter, nursing a nasty cold when we spoke.“You can always say I would’ve given that a bit more attention or I would have tried to find a musical … [Read more...] about “I’ve no regrets” says popstar Kiki Dee ahead of Bury St Edmunds show tonight
It will be interesting, if the Minnesota Vikings’ season collapses, if Mike Zimmer is retained as coach. The Vikings have a young, innovative, energetic offensive coordinator in John DeFilippo who is expected to receive serious consideration for several head coaching jobs after the season. If the Vikings make a head coaching change, they could already have their guy. Zimmer is 62. DeFilippo is 40. It’s too early to determine that Zimmer is no longer effective. But owner Zygi Wilf, impatient for a Super Bowl, has invested heavily in this Vikings team, and it seems unlikely that he would accept a non-playoff team. If the Vikings lose to the favored Eagles in Philadelphia next Sunday, they would be 1-3-1. That’s a difficult hole from which to dig out. The NFL trend is to go with young, bright, offensive-minded head coaches who appeal to young players. Sean McVay, whose Rams are a legitimate Super Bowl contender after defeating the Vikings 38-31 Thursday night, is … [Read more...] about Charley Walters: Could Vikings replace Mike Zimmer with John DeFilippo?
By Brian Feldt Published 2:40 pm PDT, Friday, September 21, 2018 More than 18 million Americans have grocery apps on their smartphones, a figure that is expected to nearly double over the next five years, according to eMarketer. More than 18 million Americans have grocery apps on their smartphones, a figure that is expected to nearly double over the next five years, according to eMarketer. Photo: Brant Ward / The Chronicle 2014 Buy photo Photo: Brant Ward / The Chronicle 2014 Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 More than 18 million Americans have grocery apps on their smartphones, a figure that is expected to nearly double over the next five years, according to eMarketer. More than 18 million Americans have grocery apps on their smartphones, a figure that is expected to nearly double over the next five years, … [Read more...] about Grocers invest heavily in digital to keep up with customers’ habits