Free exit – Freedominst http://freedominst.org/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 08:50:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 http://freedominst.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/cropped-favicon-32x32.png Free exit – Freedominst http://freedominst.org/ 32 32 Man Utd ‘ready for Antoine Griezmann transfer in January’ as Atletico Madrid row with Barcelona could force exit http://freedominst.org/man-utd-ready-for-antoine-griezmann-transfer-in-january-as-atletico-madrid-row-with-barcelona-could-force-exit/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 07:51:31 +0000 http://freedominst.org/man-utd-ready-for-antoine-griezmann-transfer-in-january-as-atletico-madrid-row-with-barcelona-could-force-exit/

MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly ready to pounce on Antoine Griezmann in January if Atletico Madrid and Barcelona fail to resolve their dispute over the striker.

The 31-year-old is currently in the second season of his two-year loan spell at Wanda Metropolitano.

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French striker Antoine Griezmann is currently on loan at Atletico Madrid from Barcelona.Credit: AFP

Atletico are forced to pay Barcelona £34million to turn the player’s temporary switch into a permanent one if he plays 45 minutes or more in half of his games this term.

Boss Diego Simeone has done his best to avoid the club paying a heavy price by limiting the France international to just one start in eight games in all competitions.

It has been claimed that Barca are preparing a lawsuit against Atletico, with the latter apparently finding a loophole over the transfer.

Although there have been rumors that the two clubs are close to agreeing a £22million cut-price deal for the 2018 World Cup winner.

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However, The Athletic say that if Barca and Atletico fail to resolve their dispute, Griezmann could be available for a transfer in January.

And that could see United rekindle their interest in the former Real Sociedad ace having failed to secure his services in the previous window.

During the summer, Griezmann was only focusing on his time in Madrid and wasn’t considering a move to Old Trafford or anywhere else.

But the situation could change, with all parties growing increasingly frustrated with the current situation.

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From his eight games this campaign, Griezmann has scored three goals – two of them in La Liga.

Despite his limited playing time, Griezmann has still been called up to Didier Deschamps’ latest French squad for their upcoming Nations League games against Austria and Denmark.

Deschamps even joked about his bench role at Atletico last week, where he said: “At least he’s not tired, you have to see the positive things.

“Despite the playing time, he remains an important and decisive player.

“Of course he aspires to more, to have a better athletic condition.

“Today he plays 30 minutes, he hasn’t finished 90 for a long time.”

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Utah man stalks neighbor by knocking her over, protesting her teen treatment business, judge says http://freedominst.org/utah-man-stalks-neighbor-by-knocking-her-over-protesting-her-teen-treatment-business-judge-says/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 12:01:19 +0000 http://freedominst.org/utah-man-stalks-neighbor-by-knocking-her-over-protesting-her-teen-treatment-business-judge-says/

George Fishler knocked down his neighbor for years and put up yard signs disparaging his teen treatment business next door.

He believed it was in his right to free speech – a way of protesting after Eva Carlston Academy moved into a house in their narrow street at the foot of Mount Olympus.

But a state judge recently ruled that Fishler’s actions cross the line of harassment, siding with establishment owner Kristi Ragsdale, who sought a harassment injunction against Fishler six years ago.

Third District Judge Amber Mettler issued her ruling last month, finding that Fishler’s actions targeted Ragsdale and would cause a “reasonable person” to fear for his safety.

The judge noted in her ruling that Ragsdale and all of the Eva Carlston Academy employees who testified at a hearing in May became emotional as they recalled their interactions with Fishler.

Ragsdale testified that Fishler shows him and other staff his middle finger as they drive by and hurls derogatory words at the staff and the girls who live there.

“I fear for my safety,” she testified. “I fear for the safety of my colleagues. I fear for the safety of the children in my care. He calls them little sluts and little whores.

Fishler testified in May that his actions were in protest of the company, which he said “ruined my neighborhood” due to increased traffic and noise. He plans to appeal the judgment.

“I will always defend my right to free speech,” he said in a statement to the Salt Lake Tribune.

Harassment injunction granted

That case dragged through the Utah court system for years after a judge in 2017 ruled that Ragsdale failed to prove her neighbor’s behavior met the legal definition of harassment, and she appealed. . The Utah Supreme Court overturned the decision and ordered that it be reconsidered by another judge.

Karthik Nadesan, Fishler’s attorney, said they will now appeal Mettler’s decision. Fishler plans to comply with the judge’s order while the appeal is pending.

“When I started my protest against Eva Carlston Academy (ECA), their directors sent me letters stating that my protest was hurting their profits and that they would sue me to stop me,” said Fishler in a statement. “ECA used Utah’s civil harassment statute as a vehicle to do this.”

“For the past five years,” the statement continued, “the ECA dragged me through the courts assuming that I would not bear the emotional and financial costs I paid to defend my right to freedom of phrase of the First Amendment.”

Ragsdale’s attorney did not respond to a request for comment.

Fishler was ordered not to “follow, threaten, annoy, harass or cause distress” in Ragsdale, according to the harassment injunction. He is also prohibited from communicating with others or making gestures toward them when entering or leaving Eva Carlston Academy.

The judge did not issue a ‘restraining order’ as requested by Ragsdale, writing that it would be ‘virtually unenforceable’ for her to order Fishler not to deliberately walk past the facility because he lives to the side.

Fishler, however, will be allowed to keep his road signs posted. For the past decade, these signs have read “DELIVER US FROM EVA” and “TROUBLED TEEN MONEY MACHINE”. BECOME DISABLED FOR ONLY $10,000/MONTH.

Ragsdale had requested that they be removed, but the judge refused to order this, saying it would violate his free speech rights. The bold-printed, metal-legged signs were still in Fishler’s yard on Friday when a reporter drove past his home.

Unbalanced behavior?

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Signs in a neighborhood near Eva Carlston Academy, a treatment center for young girls located in a house in suburban Salt Lake City, Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

The signs have stood in front of Fishler’s property for nearly a decade, since Eva Carlston Academy opened the 16-bed location in the Mount Olympus neighborhood in 2013.

Mettler found that Fishler’s sustained efforts over nearly 10 years to yell at Eva Carlston employees and keep her signs posted were “particularly chilling given that they demonstrate obsessive and unreasonable behavior on [Fishler’s] part.”

Fishler never physically harmed anyone at Eva Carlston Academy, the judge wrote in her decision, but that didn’t alleviate her safety concerns.

“On the contrary, most reasonable people would consider [Fishler’s] driving as nearly, if not entirely, unbalanced and could quite reasonably conclude that it is unpredictable what [Fishler] is able to do.

Fishler said he felt Mettler’s decision took away a fundamental right.

“It is also very disturbing,” he said, “that the court declares me ‘unbalanced’ because of my determination to exercise and defend my rights.”

Fishler insisted he was not personally directing his signs or gestures at Ragsdale – but only protesting his business.

Ragsdale testified in May that Fishler’s behavior affected his business, where parents pay $12,900 a month for their daughters to attend, and caused them to take more safety precautions.

“Neither my students nor my colleagues can come peacefully to our house and just exist,” she testified. “We can’t just drive peacefully through our neighborhood without being accosted, stalked and humiliated by this man. It’s so stressful and it’s been going on for too long.

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Acquisition Enables Successful Exit for Foresight | Offers Wales http://freedominst.org/acquisition-enables-successful-exit-for-foresight-offers-wales/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 07:30:58 +0000 http://freedominst.org/acquisition-enables-successful-exit-for-foresight-offers-wales/



A Wrexham-based cable design and manufacturing software specialist has been acquired in a successful exit deal for listed private equity firm Foresight.

Cimteq secured Foresight’s investment in October 2018 and since then has more than doubled in size with headcount growing from 18 to over 40, enabling the company to expand its international reach.

Along with significantly increasing its investment in research and development to accelerate its new product portfolio, Foresight has strengthened the company’s management team.

Chief Executive Mike Braddock, Chief Financial Officer James Bowling and Chief Technology Officer Moti Singh were brought in to work alongside Cimteq founders Amanda Shehab and the late Ali Shehab and COO Rob Douglass.

The business has now been purchased by UL Solutions.

The deal is Foresight’s fifth exit from its first £58m North West-focused fund, part of its wider £1.3bn AUM private equity portfolio.

Fiona Hatch, Chief Investment Officer at Foresight Group, said: “Following a successful partnership with Cimteq, we are delighted to have the organization become part of UL Solutions, a global leader in applied safety science.

“During the investment period, the company has made significant progress in improving its ESG credentials, including the launch of the Cimteq Academy, a free educational resource offering webinars and white papers to support the global cable manufacturing industry.

Hatch added: “Cimteq was our first investment in North Wales and we are proud to have supported the growth of the business, including the creation of a number of skilled jobs in the region. We wish the team there every success in the future.

Amanda Shehab, Founder of Cimteq, said, “Foresight has supported Cimteq on its journey to becoming a world-class software specialist. We exceeded our own expectations and couldn’t be happier with the help and advice we received from Foresight. We are excited to see what Cimteq can accomplish in the next part of its journey with UL Solutions. »

Foresight was advised by Carlsquare and the law firm DLA Piper.

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Freo will ‘get some answers’ as potential exit of prized pick flagged, Dog decision looms: Trade Whispers http://freedominst.org/freo-will-get-some-answers-as-potential-exit-of-prized-pick-flagged-dog-decision-looms-trade-whispers/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 00:22:00 +0000 http://freedominst.org/freo-will-get-some-answers-as-potential-exit-of-prized-pick-flagged-dog-decision-looms-trade-whispers/

With the Fremantle final now over, coach Justin Longmuir is awaiting answers from a host of players this week on where they want to play in 2023.

Additionally, Geelong is once again emerging as a big player in the trade as it continues to ‘top up’ its roster.

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DOCKERS COULD LOSE FIVE AT THE END OF THE SEASON

Fremantle are now out of finals contention and have just one week left with the players before leaving for the end of the season.

Coach Justin Longmuir said given the short deadline he expects answers shortly from a host of players including Rory Lobb, Griffin Logue, Lloyd Meek, Blake Acres and potentially Liam Henry.

“There’s always movement – we’ll work on that,” Longmuir said in his post-match press conference.

“The deadline will come very soon – we have the players for at most a week and they are going on vacation. I imagine we will have answers soon.

“These conversations will take place in the next week.”

Fox Footy’s Jon Ralph says Henry could eventually join the Dockers’ impending exodus.

“We know five Fremantle Dockers will be asking for trades in the days following the season – I think Liam Henry is someone who will at least consider his options,” he said.

“He’s been pushed back in order – just seven games this year.

“Watch this space on Liam Henry.”

Henry has managed just 27 games for the club since his debut in 2020.

He was snapped up with pick nine in the 2019 AFL Draft in rushed scenes as Carlton launched a surprise bid on the Dockers’ Academy product.

After taking Hayden Young with pick seven and Caleb Serong with pick eight, Freo then had to trade live to stay in the remainder of the draft after matching the Blues’ offer.

Logue and Lobb would be big losses for the Dockers in particular, with both playing key roles this season.

Lobb had tried to leave at the end of 2021, but was unsuccessful in a last-minute attempt to get to GWS.

Meanwhile, Logue was left out of Fremantle’s top 22 at the start of the season before an injury to defender Alex Pearce opened the door.

His form was exceptional as a backman, keeping Joel Hamling in the WAFL, before being moved forward to cover the loss of Matt Taberner to injury.

Logue finished 2022 with a career-high 19 games for the season, but only managed six goals for the season – despite playing as a late striker.

CATS WISH TO “FILL UP” AND GO

Geelong may have missed out on Giant Jacob Hopper, who have declared Richmond as their club of choice this trade period.

But all is not bleak for the Cats.

They’re expected to make a play for Brodie Grundy, given Collingwood’s impending trade haul, but there are two other players who caught their eye.

“The Cats will be busy when it comes to trades – Jacob Hopper picking Richmond will allow them to go even stronger at two locals – Collingwood’s Ollie Henry and Giant Tanner Bruhn,” reported 7NEWS’ Mitch Cleary.

“Both still out of contract.

“The cats try to entice them into the house.”

Geelong has already locked up Henry’s brother Jack until the end of 2024 and may be ready to reunite the siblings.

SEN’s Sam Edmund said he expected the Cats to try to rejuvenate their roster for 2023.

“It’s going to be really interesting what Geelong does from here – if players like (Shaun) Higgins move on, (Luke) Dahlhaus moves on,” he said.

“I wonder if Geelong is tempted (by Henry).”

Although a departure from Grundy was not yet locked in, Edmund believed he had to leave to make way for the Magpies’ expected trades.

“Billy Frampton is going to Collingwood, we keep hearing (Giant) Bobby Hill, (Hawk) Tom Mitchell also wants to go to Collingwood. If this all works Brodie Grundy would have to move to make it work,” he said.

THREE CLUB RACE FOR DUNKLEY?

Josh Dunkley sadly missed out on a trade deal at the end of 2020 when his hopes of landing Essendon were dashed.

Now at the end of the contract, the Dogs player is faced with a difficult decision.

SEN’s Sam Edmund says it’s a “tortuous” expectation for where Dunkley wants to play in 2023.

“We’re still waiting – it’s torture. We know the Port Adelaide offer is very, very good,” he said.

“We know Brisbane also have an indicative offer in front of him and we know the Western Bulldogs have been in negotiations with him for a few months and are desperate for him to stay.

“Is there something to examine about Brisbane playing deep in this series of finals and we still don’t know Josh Dunkley’s future?

Josh Dunkley could have played his last game for the Bulldogs. Photo: Darrian TraynorSource: Getty Images

“Would it be surprising if Josh Dunkley nominated Brisbane? I don’t think it would be to be honest. He has a link there.

“It’s a watch at the moment.”

Kane Cornes believes Port Adelaide is “confident” Dunkley wants to move to Power, given the connection to his South Australia-based girlfriend, Adelaide Thunderbirds netballer Tippah Dwan.

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The exit of Mikhail Gorbachev http://freedominst.org/the-exit-of-mikhail-gorbachev/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 23:04:01 +0000 http://freedominst.org/the-exit-of-mikhail-gorbachev/

The death of the former leader of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), Mikhail Gorbachev, brought an end to an era marked by fundamental reforms in Russian history. Through his glasnost and perestroika reforms, Gorbachev ensured greater freedoms for the people as well as free enterprise which ultimately led to the disintegration of the Soviet Union. In addition to ensuring more freedom of expression and access to information, Gorbachev ended the Cold War and engaged more with the West.

His regime also witnessed the dismantling of many nuclear weapons. He was considered a promoter of world peace. Gorbachev, who died August 30 at age 91, was the last leader of the defunct Soviet Union. He served from 1985 to 1991, when the Russian Empire disintegrated. Born in 1931 from a modest family, the late Gorbachev, a lawyer by training, was General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 and Head of State in 1988. He was Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet from 1988 to 1989, chairman of the Supreme Soviet from 1989 to 1990 and sole president of the Soviet Union from 1990 to 1991.

Gorbachev initially adhered to the ideology of Marxism-Leninism, but moved towards social democracy in the early 1990s. He came to power at a critical time in the political history of the Soviet Union of then, triggering sweeping reforms that fundamentally altered the shape and structure of the Republic.

Although determined to preserve the Soviet state and its socialist ideals, Gorbachev believed that significant reforms were needed, particularly after the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. He withdrew his troops from the Soviet-Afghan War and embarked on summits with President Ronald Reagan of the United States (USA) to limit nuclear weapons and end the Cold War. More than any other action, the agreement with the United States reduced the tension that characterized the then bipolar international relations.

Domestically, his policy of glasnost (openness) allowed greater freedom of speech and of the press, while his perestroika (restructuring) sought to decentralize economic decision-making and improve its efficiency. His democratization measures and the formation of the elected Congress of People’s Deputies transformed the one-party state structure of the Union and introduced some form of democracy into place. His attempt to transform the Soviet Union through democratic reforms ultimately brought about his demise. Widely considered one of the most important figures of the second half of the 20th century, Gorbachev will be remembered as a controversial figure. Affectionately known in the West as Gorby, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990 for negotiating a historic nuclear arms pact with US leader Ronald Reagan. He has been praised for his role in ending the Cold War, bringing new political and economic freedoms to the Soviet Union, his significant role in the reunification of Germany, and the signing of a historic arms reduction pact. nuclear weapons with the United States. Approval of the nuclear arms reduction pact helped strengthen US-Soviet relations.

However, Gorbachev was often ridiculed at home for facilitating the dissolution of the Soviet Union, an event that weakened Russia’s global influence and the economy of Russia and associated states. After his resignation, he launched the Gorbachev Foundation and campaigned for the Russian social democratic movement and world peace. There is no doubt that Gorbachev’s exit would create a huge void in his native Russia and in the global community where he earned a reputation as a peacemaker. Currently, the world still urgently needs such charismatic leaders to steer it away from a nuclear holocaust. After his passing, world leaders praised the former Russian leader for his remarkable social and political reforms in the pursuit of world peace. Without a doubt, Gorbachev was a great leader and reformer. His contributions to world peace are indelible.

No matter how his compatriots judge him, history will be kind to Gorbachev, the leader who lived by his own convictions and worked so hard to secure greater freedoms for his people. It would be good for the Russian people if their current leader, Vladimir Putin, could take a lesson or two from Gorbachev’s reforms and use them to moderate his despotic grip on power.

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‘Irrational’ for Rodgers to leave Leicester http://freedominst.org/irrational-for-rodgers-to-leave-leicester/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 21:02:04 +0000 http://freedominst.org/irrational-for-rodgers-to-leave-leicester/

Brendan Rodgers led Leicester City to FA Cup victory last year

Former Leicester City defender Christian Fuchs believes the Foxes should stick with Brendan Rodgers despite their poor start to the season.

A run of one draw and five defeats puts Leicester bottom of the Premier League after six games.

But Fuchs, who won the league title and the FA Cup while at the club, believes getting rid of Rodgers would be “irrational”.

“I hope [he stays]. He’s good for Leicester,” he told BBC Radio 5 live.

“When he took over, the first game was against Watford and we lost 2-1, but since then we’ve taken such a big leap in the right direction.

“If he left, I think it would have a significant impact on the club because he really transformed the team from a counter-attacking team to a possession-based team.

“And if he leaves, who do you bring? Who can follow in his footsteps?

“You can’t make irrational decisions. OK, five losses. But you can’t forget the previous years, how successful he was.”

Rodgers appeared frustrated with transfer activity at the club over the summer.

Leicester sold key defender Wesley Fofana to Chelsea for around £70million and signed just two players – former Cardiff goalkeeper Alex Smithies on a free transfer and centre-back Wout Faes from Reims.

Former Blackburn Rovers and Chelsea striker Chris Sutton believes it is only a matter of time before Rodgers leaves.

“It’s not going to last for Brendan Rodgers and if I’m being honest it looks like he wants out too,” he said on 5 Live’s Monday Night Club.

“The team’s performance this season has been miles away. Leicester should do a lot better than them.

“I’ve seen Brendan before when he leaves clubs, it looks like he wants out of his misery.

“I think it’s totally within their rights to have wanted new players, but this team should do better than they are.”

Source: bbc.com

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After Jon Gruden and LV Raiders blew up Tom Brady’s trade, another major franchise emerged as contenders to secure TB12’s services after his Patriots left, but how did the negotiations go? http://freedominst.org/after-jon-gruden-and-lv-raiders-blew-up-tom-bradys-trade-another-major-franchise-emerged-as-contenders-to-secure-tb12s-services-after-his-patriots-left-but-how-did-the-negotiations-go/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 15:00:00 +0000 http://freedominst.org/after-jon-gruden-and-lv-raiders-blew-up-tom-bradys-trade-another-major-franchise-emerged-as-contenders-to-secure-tb12s-services-after-his-patriots-left-but-how-did-the-negotiations-go/

Tom Brady is someone who remains the most desirable among all NFL teams, whether they like him or not. The one time the NFL GOAT was a free agent made everything go crazy. After his talks with the Raiders failed, he moved to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, another franchise had their eyes set on The Pharaoh’s services. But how did it happen?

After leaving the New England Patriots in 2020, Tom Brady became an unrestricted free agent. Many franchises have tried to rush to avail of his services. The Chargers, Titans and Buccaneers were among the line’s priorities for his next spot. However, Brady returning home to the San Francisco Bay Area also drew attention.

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Dove Kleiman, NFL freelance journalist mentioned, “During free-agency 2020, Kyle Shanahan wanted [the 49ers] to then sign free agent QB Tom Brady. But Shanahan was eventually dissuaded by others,”

During a SiriusXM Rabid dog radio appearance, NBC Sports Boston’s Tom E. Curran informed host Adam Schein that the 49ers are “hard closure on the outside” in the hunt. He also said the Niners and Brady may have a potential solution.

Tom Brady, 45, grew up in San Mateo, Calif., about 20 miles south of San Francisco. He grew up as a 49ers fan, regularly attending home games as a child. The GOAT looked up to the legendary Joe Montana growing up. Moreover, according to Launderer’s report, Brady reached out to then-49ers former teammate and wide receivers coach Wes Welker. Brady told Welker that if the 49ers wanted him, he would sign with them.

What was Tom Brady’s biggest hurdle en route to San Francisco?

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The biggest homecoming would have been TB12 in San Francisco. Although Kyle Shanahan was relieved, there was a second roadblock in Brady’s way to the 49ers. That would be Jimmy Garoppolo, his former Patriots replacement.

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Seth Wickersham of SI.com also revealed that head coach Kyle Shanahan and the rest of the offensive coaching staff went through the entire footage of Brady’s 2019 game. They determined that, while he was bigger than Garoppolo, he was not not better enough to justify quitting young Jimmy G after a Super Bowl appearance. But now TB12 is back in Tampa Bay and once again a top contender for a championship.

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West Ham could sanction Manuel Lanzini’s loan exit today http://freedominst.org/west-ham-could-sanction-manuel-lanzinis-loan-exit-today/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 06:58:46 +0000 http://freedominst.org/west-ham-could-sanction-manuel-lanzinis-loan-exit-today/

Manuel Lanzini could leave West Ham on loan before the transfer window closes on Thursday night, according to the Daily Mail.

The newspaper reported via its print edition on Thursday (September 1, page 74) that the Irons could allow a temporary release for Lanzini, 29, with the Argentine struggling to impress so far this summer.

It is understood that Craig Dawson and Harrison Ashby could also leave the London Stadium on deadline day, with the transfer window closing at 11pm.

All my wishes

Lanzini is a real favorite for some West Ham fans, but it’s fair to say that his last few seasons with the club have been full of inconsistencies.

He also didn’t start well this season and although he managed to make two starts, they were both against Viborg and in one of those games he was substituted at half-time.

David Moyes has left the Argentina striker as an unused substitute in the last two Premier League games against Aston Villa and Tottenham while West Ham have lost all three games Lanzini has played as a substitute.

He is in the final year of his contract at the London Stadium, so if he is loaned out, we can expect him to leave on a free transfer next year, so a permanent contract would be preferable.

But Lanzini has been a great servant, overall, for West Ham.

He has played 208 times in all competitions since joining us six years ago, scoring 29 goals and providing 27 assists.

If he leaves before the deadline, we of course wish him all the best and hope he can perform well wherever he goes and hopefully land a permanent contract.

The former River Plate playmaker is only 29, so he still has plenty of years left in the tank to spend elsewhere.

West Ham United set to sign Jan Bednarek on loan from Southampton, option to buy tied to deal – ExWHUemployee

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Free “Pilot Licenses” for Youth Unlock Opportunity http://freedominst.org/free-pilot-licenses-for-youth-unlock-opportunity/ Mon, 29 Aug 2022 15:46:52 +0000 http://freedominst.org/free-pilot-licenses-for-youth-unlock-opportunity/
Michelle Allison poses for a photo at the King Street Center in Seattle, Washington on December 13, 2021.

By Michelle Allison

Although, as adults, we sometimes hate to admit it, this generation of young people is doing many things better than we have ever done – from caring for the environment to cultural awareness to do technology. Freedom of movement is no different. My right of way was to borrow the keys to a gas-powered vehicle. This fall, this generation’s freedom will come in the form of a free youth transit pass that will unlock clean, green public transportation in King County and beyond.

Thanks to the statewide Move Ahead Washington funding program, every youth 18 and under will be able to ride the King County subway for free starting September 1. And, parent to parent, you are welcome. Finally, your kids won’t have to ask for a few bucks or a ride to get to friends, grandparents, jobs, parks, museums, and countless other destinations.

While many students used the metro to get to class in recent school years, we now invite all young people to use public transport all year round. Since school-issued cards expired each year, additional benefits of free youth transit include reducing plastic waste from expired cards and reducing the administrative burden on schools to distribute new cards. We’re also working to develop future ways for young people to forgo cards entirely in favor of putting a “smart sticker” on their student ID, listening to their smart phones, or using a “portable” like a bracelet.

So how will it work this fall? As of September 1, all young people can use public transit for free. Riders aged 13 and over are encouraged to use their Youth ORCA card if they have one. (Youth ORCA cards issued by schools in the 2021-22 school year will continue to work until June 30, 2023.) Tap your card to board and, right on the Sound Transit light rail, tap also when you go out. You can also show the driver your current high school or college student ID.

It is important to note that young people who do not have a youth ORCA card or a student card can still travel for free. Young people and their families rely on Metro to provide safe and reliable service and we will never deny service to young people.

Free public transit for young people is a historic moment that reminds us of the values ​​embodied in public transit and the bright future it makes possible. This generation wants downtowns and neighborhoods built for people, not vehicles. They understand the importance of green spaces to be enjoyed and dedicated paths for cycling, walking, rolling and running. And they understand how important it is for all young people, regardless of background, to be able to access opportunities.

This generation, and future generations, will also be unjustly impacted by the devastation of our environment. While public transit has always been green, the urgency of the climate crisis has led Metro to commit to moving to a 100% zero-emission bus fleet by 2035 or earlier. King County is leading the way, spurring needed innovation in the private sector and sharing our plans with transit agencies around the world so they can follow suit.

Getting people out of cars and electrifying public transport are also key to reducing local pollution and reducing cases of related diseases like asthma, cancer and heart disease. South King County has higher pollution levels and is where more of our BIPOC residents and low income residents live. That’s why Metro’s first order of next-generation zero-emission battery electric buses is already being rolled out to southern King County, bringing cleaner, healthier air and new, well-paying jobs.

In addition to the subway, young people can also travel for free on Community Transit, Everett Transit, Kitsap Transit, Pierce Transit, Seattle Streetcar and Sound Transit. Starting October 1, young people will also be able to ride Washington State ferries for free as a cyclist, pedestrian or vehicle passenger. Together, young people can take full advantage of our integrated regional network of buses, ferries, light rail, on-demand services, paratransit vans, streetcars, water taxis and more.

As we head into a new school year and an exciting new era, allow me to be one of the first to say to the young people of our region, “Welcome aboard! »

Michelle Allison is the Assistant General Manager of King County Metro. Visit FreeYouthTransitPass.com to learn more about free youth transit.

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4 Passive Income Investing Strategies That Will Save You Time and Give You Peace of Mind http://freedominst.org/4-passive-income-investing-strategies-that-will-save-you-time-and-give-you-peace-of-mind/ Fri, 26 Aug 2022 20:01:17 +0000 http://freedominst.org/4-passive-income-investing-strategies-that-will-save-you-time-and-give-you-peace-of-mind/ Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur the contributors are theirs.

The expanding global economy, rapidly changing technology industry, cryptocurrency and NFTs are expanding the investment domain and opportunities.

I recently met Eric Francom, a savvy investor and partner at Bridge Point Capital, and learned some brilliant strategies for getting high returns on short-term investments.

Eric graduated from dental school with high debt to take on more to open his practice. He woke up every morning and was vomiting. Consumed by anxiety, his practice barely prospered and he struggled to meet his financial goals.

So he made some quick changes.

First, he increased the profits of his practices by finding hidden revenue options, streamlining processes, and growing. Then he sold the practice at its peak. Two years and a few investments later, he quadruple his net worth. Here’s what the man taught me…

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1. Quick returns reduce risk

Invest in trades with the potential for large returns over short periods of time. Real-life example: Eric invested $100,000 in a deal that could yield between $200,000 and $1 million in three years. That’s 4x to 10x returns delivered as an interest payment of $2,000+ per month. This type of movement is derisked by the short time frame and the rapid achievement of high returns.

2. Invest in the jockey, not the horse

Bet on cryptocurrency backed by a reputable and established company. Do your research. It is essential that companies that support crypto have a proven track record of success, which makes it more likely that your investment will also succeed.

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3. Diversify into uncorrelated industries

Invest the money or see the value, with the potential for high returns and the ability to buy stocks or cash out of an exit with growing tech companies.

Look for companies with lots of cash, low overhead, and low debt. Lower risks mean higher returns on your investment.

Other opportunities can help reduce taxes by one to two times, in addition to paying dividends, when you invest in certain real estate transactions. Amortization is accelerated and you can get a reduction of $1.75 for every dollar invested in the first year. This type of opportunity can help you save money, instead of losing it to taxes, and potentially even make more.

4. Freedom is better than money

Whether you are negotiating an investment deal or preparing to sell your business, the terms are most important.

Each has three main components: They’re risk-free because they have short lead times, substantial money-back guarantees, and are made with trusted companies.

The short-term nature of these opportunities can help you secure passive income streams and quickly increase your net worth.

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