Why I am waiting for the Greggs share price to fall even more

first_img Enter Your Email Address Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Karl Loomes | Thursday, 29th October, 2020 | More on: GRG Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Image source: Getty Images. Karl has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! I have long been a fan of Greggs (LSE: GRG), and I don’t just mean its sausage rolls. It has a strong brand, good customer loyalty, and I think it is well managed. Unfortunately for me, the Greggs share price has always reflected this. No bargain to be had.With coronavirus and lockdown however, an opportunity may be coming. The Greggs share price is still holding up well, but I do think there may be more pressure ahead.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Second lockdownMy main reason for thinking the Greggs share price will see more pressure is because of a second lockdown. It now almost seems certain that the UK will have to put in place another lockdown at some point.In the interim, Tier 3 lockdowns will be having a similar effect on non-essential businesses. Wales is undergoing a circuit breaker lockdown right now. All these places have Greggs shops that are not open and not selling. This drop in sales will filter through to results at some point.The company has already said it will need to roughly halve its staff hours to avoiding letting people go. In July, it was forced to ask its banks for additional finance to help it weather the Covid-19 storm.In my opinion, a second lockdown seems likely to hit the Greggs share price further. I will be waiting for it to do so, and watching for when the next lockdown ends.The upside for the Greggs share priceThe lockdown is no doubt a negative for the Greggs share price, but the company has a lot going on in the positive column too. Firstly, it has already managed to do very well all things considered.In September, the company reported trading at about 76% of 2019 levels. Not bad given social distancing measures. While many of its more upmarket peers have been suffering from a lack of office traffic, Greggs has taken less of a hit on that front.Greggs has a much greater high street presence than it does in office locations. Ideal of course when people are working from home. It has also made efforts to focus on retail parks and roadside locations. Again, both places likely to see greater footfall than office hubs in the foreseeable future.One additional factor that I see as positive for the Greggs share price is its move towards online deliveries. After a trial period, Greggs has joined with Just Eat to deliver its products in certain areas.This comes at the perfect time, when lockdown means food deliveries and takeaways increase. When lockdown finally ends, this and its strong brand will help it already be an established presence in the delivery arena.As I said, personally I am on the look out to invest. For now though, I just feel the Greggs share price could have further to fall. Another lockdown is key for me. 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Mitchell Lane House / Robert Young Architects

first_img Interior Design: Area:  3573 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Damon Liss Design Year:  CopyAbout this officeRobert Young ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsBridgehamptonOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on March 13, 2020Cite: “Mitchell Lane House / Robert Young Architects” 13 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935368/mitchell-lane-house-robert-young-architects Clipboard “COPY” LaGuardia Design Group 2017 Photographs CopyHouses, Renovation, Houses Interiors•Bridgehampton, United States United States Architects: Robert Young Architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935368/mitchell-lane-house-robert-young-architects Clipboard Photographs:  Joshua McHugh Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Joshua McHugh+ 23Curated by Paula Pintos Share Robert Young Landscape Contractor: Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Bega, Blanco, Bosch, Gaggenau, Graff, Lacava, Marvin, Miele, Outdoor Shower Company, Subzero/Wolf, ACT 3D, Arcadia Custom, Infratech, Perlick, Trimble Navigation Landscape Architect: ArchDaily Mitchell Lane House / Robert Young ArchitectsSave this projectSaveMitchell Lane House / Robert Young Architects Summerhill Landscape Design Team:Greg Tietjen, Marina TomicEngineering:S.L. Maresca & AssociatesCity:BridgehamptonCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Joshua McHughText description provided by the architects. In its previous life, this home was a spatially challenged ‘80s specimen known as a “contemporary.” But, while outdated, the house — an arrangement of three barn-like structures — had great bones and flow. So, instead of razing it, we entirely re-imagined and re-created it to appear as though it was built and designed from scratch.Save this picture!© Joshua McHughIn the main house, we rethought every detail. Upstairs, the master bedroom and master bathroom were flipped, with the bedroom moved from the front of the house to the back for privacy. Downstairs, we opened up the space significantly, removing an odd curved balcony to create a more spacious double-height living room, also facing the backyard (which includes a new deck with screened porch, and an all-new pool and small poolhouse located in a separate, gated area).Save this picture!© Joshua McHughSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Joshua McHughThe overall effect is one of seamless indoor-outdoor living that’s great for entertaining — especially in summer — but also kid-friendly (it houses a family of four). Inside, bleached white oak floors and white-painted wood planks lend a breezy, beachy vibe, accented with solid walnut and dark concrete and bronze.Save this picture!© Joshua McHughThe windows — previously an awkward composition of uncoordinated shapes — were reenvisioned to create a look that’s modern and open but not overexposed. In the back of the house, an expansive quadrant of large square windows offers a clean, welcoming aesthetic from the outside and great views from the inside. But in the front (facing the road) the use of windows was pared down for privacy.Save this picture!© Joshua McHughOn the outside, we visually emphasized the simple, iconic barn-like shapes of the three main volumes by using black stained cedar on the “links” between them. The black contrasts and falls into shadow next to the natural cedar, which will weather to a natural silver over time. A swath of the same black cedar announces the entrance as a sleek, modern “welcome portal,” with a sheltering roof over the glass front door.Save this picture!© Joshua McHughSave this picture!© Joshua McHughAdditionally, inside the connector between the main house and family room, we reconfigured the layout to include a side entrance to a new mudroom that connects to the rear of the house as well — increasing the practicality and maximizing the space in a home that’s now truly modern, rather than just contemporary in style.Save this picture!© Joshua McHughProject gallerySee allShow lessArchitecture Measures it All: Why the Venice Biennale Should not be PostponedArticlesKPF Reveals Plans for the Redevelopment of a Public Housing Complex Destroyed During…Architecture News Share “COPY” Mitchell Lane House / Robert Young Architects Lead Architects: last_img read more

CHITTENDEN BANK TO BE SOLD TO CONNECTICUT COMPANY

first_imgPeople’s United Financial to acquire Chittenden Corp for $1.9BPeople’s United Financial, Inc (Nasdaq: PBCT), of Bridgeport, CT, the holdingcompany for People’s United Bank, announced June 27, 2007, a definitiveagreement to acquire Chittenden Corporation (NYSE: CHZ), based in Burlington, ina stock and cash transaction valued at $1.9 billion. Consummation of theagreement is subject to the approval of the shareholders of Chittenden, as well asvarious regulatory agencies. The acquisition is expected to close in the firstquarter of 2008.Paul Perrault, chairman, president and chief executive officer of ChittendenCorporation said in a prepared statement that Chittenden will receive two seats onthe People’s board. Chittenden Bank nameplate will continue, as will the localnameplates and boards of directors of the several other banks around NewEngland owned by Chittenden Corp.Perrault, and his opposite number at People’s, John Klein, said during a subsequent press conference in Burlington that while theremay be some “redundancies,” as Klein put it via speaker phone, in employment, there would not be a”slash and burn” of jobs, as Perrault put it, to cut costs through layoffs. People’s,with 2,600 employees, is not that much larger than Chittenden, with 2,200, theysaid, so the staff at Chittenden, with the exception of some unnamed number ofback office employees, would be retained. Chittenden employees around 1,000just in Vermont.The reason for the sale was in the bringing together of two strong companies tomake a much stronger company in order to compete, the CEOs said. The boards ofdirectors finalized the deal June 26. Discussions for an acquisition began about ayear ago, Perrault said, and heated up within the last couple of months.”The sale of Chittenden Bank has been imminent for 20 years,” Perrault said. He’sbeen CEO for 17 years and the idea of a merger or acquisition, in one direction oranother, has been part of the job that entire time. He and Klein said that the”cultural” fit between these two companies was the strength of this deal.Perrault said the Chittenden, for its part, could have remained independent forsome time to come.”We are a very, very strong bank,” he said.The $1.9 billion purchase price is approximately 55 percent in cash and 45 percentin People’s United Financial stock.The $1 billion cash consideration will be funded through People’s internalresources. The receipt of People’s United stock by shareholders of Chittenden willbe tax-free.As of June 26, the premium for Chittenden shareholders was 31 percent. As typicalfor such a deal, the stock price on June 27 went down some for People’s Unitedand up some for Chittenden.People’s United Bank ($14 billion assets) currently operates 160 branches with1,600 employees. Chittenden ($6.6 billion assets) currently has 122 branches and152 ATMs in New England through six bank subsidiaries. The combined companywill have assets of approximately $22 billion.Chittenden, meanwhile, had been on its own buying spree of smaller banks. OnJanuary 19, 2007, Chittenden announced that it would buy Merrill MerchantsBancshares, Inc (assets of $458 million) of Bangor, ME, for $111.4 million. OnJune 4, it announced that it would acquire Community Bank & Trust Company($426 million in assets) in Wolfeboro, NH, for approximately $124.1 million.Chittenden (chittendencorp.com) is a bank holding company headquartered inBurlington that was founded in 1904 as Chittenden Trust Company. Through itssubsidiary banks, Chittenden’s financial products include deposit accounts andservices; commercial and consumer loans; insurance; and investment and trustservices to businesses, individuals, and the public sector.People’s United Financial, Inc is the holding company of People’s United Bank(peoples.com), one of Connecticut’s largest banks. People’s United Financial hasassets of $14 billion, more than 240 ATMs and 160 branches. Founded in 1842,People’s United Bank provides consumer, commercial, insurance, retail investmentand wealth management and trust services to personal and business bankingcustomers.Under the terms of the definitive agreement, which has been unanimouslyapproved by both companies’ board of directors, at closing Chittenden Corporationshareholders will have the right, subject to proration, to elect to receive cash orPeople’s United common stock, in either case having a value equal to $20.35 plusthe product of .8775 times the average closing price of People’s United shares forthe five day period prior to the closing. Based on the average closing price ofPeople’s United for the three day period ending June 25, 2007, the transaction isvalued at $37.00 per Chittenden Corporation share.Morgan Stanley acted as financial advisor to People’s United and Cleary GottliebSteen & Hamilton LLP and Thacher Proffitt & Wood LLP acted as legal counsel.Lehman Brothers Inc. and JP Morgan Securities Inc. acted as financial advisor toChittenden Corporation and Goodwin Procter LLP served as legal counsel.last_img read more

San Francisco declares emergency over coronavirus despite having no cases

first_imgSan Francisco declared a local emergency over the coronavirus on Tuesday, despite having no cases, as US officials urged Americans to prepare for the spread of infections within their communities.California’s fourth-largest city said it made the move to boost its coronavirus preparedness and raise public awareness of risks the virus may spread to the city.“Although there are still zero confirmed cases in San Francisco residents, the global picture is changing rapidly, and we need to step-up preparedness,” Mayor London Breed said in a statement. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told the United States on Tuesday to prepare for community spread after infections surfaced in several more countries.The 14 confirmed US cases of coronavirus have been mostly travel related, with only two cases of person-to-person spread. There are also 39 cases among Americans evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Tokyo and from Wuhan, China. Topics :last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Defeat Lady Cardinals In SEI Tourney

first_imgThe BMS 7th Grade Lady Dogs’ basketball team defeated St. Louis in the first round of the Southeastern Indiana Tourney by the score 38-13.There were 6 different players who scored for the team. Liz Heidlage set the tone offensively with 10 points. Ellie Cassidy and Macy Prickel each netted 8 points in the winning effort. Carlie Werner, 6, Abigail Westerfeld, 4, and Anna Bauer, 2, rounded out the scoring.The team will travel to Milan to face South Ripley in the second round at 5:00. Good luck, ladies! The win improves the team’s record to 8-4 on the season.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel.The BMS 8th grade lady Bulldogs advance to round 2 of the SEI tourney by defeating St. Louis 27 to 15.BMS/St. Louis played close throughout the first half with BMS holding a 9 to 5 lead. The Bulldogs continued their strong defensive play while becoming more effective on the offense end to pull away.Hattie Westerfeld led all scorers with 11 points. Kendall Dickman contributed 8 points connecting on two 3 pointers. Ellie Waechter added 4 points. Stephanie Nobbe played a strong defensive game as Carly Fitzpatrick, Kelsey Shupe, and Hanna Slayback contributed quality minutes for the Bulldogs.Score by quarter:BMS: 4 9 17 27STL: 1 5 9 15Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Thomas Barnett.St. Louis 8th grade girls basketball team lost the opening roundof the SEI tournament to Batesville 27 to 15.Kate Burkhart, Hanna Hurm, Harlee Masavage, Hailey Mohr, Kate Poltrack, Sarah Preston, and Avery Roell made up this years St. Louis Cardinals 8th grade basketball team.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Mike Burkhart.last_img read more

How Chelsea’s promising loanees have fared this season

first_imgThis evening Chelsea fans are in burning anticipation of the Europa League return leg in London. It’s the game that will put the Blues in the final.It’s also possibly Eden Hazard’s final game at the Bridge and naturally he will want to score as a nice send-off gift to fans. (Redbet sportsbook has him at 6.00 to score a brace or more)However, what’s more pressing for Chelsea is the impending disaster that is the two-year transfer ban handed by FIFA. As Chelsea’s appeals have been dismissed, things are starting to look grim for next season.That means Chelsea’s only hope to strengthen their squad is to look inward to their own loaned out players.In the light of that here are some of the most promising Chelsea loanees that shined this season:Tammy AbrahamAfter a series of disappointing flops, could Chelsea solve their striker problem with a player from their very own academy?Tammy Abraham stands as Championship’s top scorer with 25 goals to his tally, making him the first Aston Villa player with 25 goals in a season in four decades.His equally impressive season a couple of years back at Bristol City confirms he isn’t a one-season wonder and proves he can score.Maurizio Sarri should seriously consider making room for Abraham next season, lest he becomes another Lukaku who leaves frustrated due to lack of playing time.Reece JamesAnother revelation from Chelsea’s loan group this season, the 19-year-old wing-back Reece James is returning from a brilliant loan spell at Wigan, where he helped the Latics escape relegation.Next season he would probably fit Chelsea’s system in the right-back position as a great deputy to the captain Azpilicueta. James seems like a real blessing to the Blues amidst their transfer ban woes. He is likely to join the team on the pre-season tour in Japan given he’s already trained with the first team at Cobham grounds.Mason MountA notable name in the ranks of Blues’ loan army, Mason Mount has been crucial to Derby’s push for promotion this year. Arguably one of Lampard’s most critical players this season, Mount returned from injury to help the team reach the play-off spots.Before his current spell, Mount had a brilliant season at Vitesse where he deservedly earned the Vitesse Player of The Year award.This proves he has earned enough experience to offer some options during Chelsea’s upcoming transfer-ban-stricken season.Kurt ZoumaKurt Zouma seemed like the perfect replacement for John Terry at the time he became a starter in the team. Everything was going well for the French full-back untilthat horrid injury in 2016 set him back and lead to him being loaned out to prove his fitness.Zouma did exactly that, first at Stoke City and now at Everton, where his brilliant defending effectively kept out the £30m Yerri Mina. Recently he was also called up for the National team over City’s Laporte.Given the circumstances, now seems to be the perfect time for Chelsea to welcome Zouma back into the team, much to Marco Silva’s dissatisfaction.Honourable mentionsOther notable names in Chelsea’s loan group are: Tomori (Derby), Baxter (Yeovil), Pasalic (Atalanta), Baker (Reading), Miazga (Reading), Hector (Sheffield Wednesday), Aina (Torino), Omeruo (Leganes) and Angban (Metz). Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndolast_img read more

At Last, Women In Technology Are Making Themselves Heard

first_imgIf you talk with women who work in technology long enough, the stories eventually come out. A familiar thread of discrimination or gender bias connects their tales—whether they realize it or not.It’s hard to weave those stories together into a compelling picture of the challenges women in technology face, though, unless they’re told out loud and in public.At Tuesday evening’s “Real Talk With Women in Tech,” event in San Francisco, concerned women (and a handful of men) came together to discuss how both women and men can work together to empower female voices, and help balance the gender ratio in the technological workforce.  selena larson 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Developer and designer Julie Ann Horvath joined the event on Tuesday via videoconference to speak publicly about her own experiences.Horvath’s story is notable. As one of the most prominent female figures at GitHub, a company that operates shared online workspaces and communities for coders, she spearheaded the Passion Projects campaign to get more women involved both at GitHub and the tech community at large. In March, she quit GitHub, saying she’d been harassed for months without repercussions. The company launched an investigation into Horvath’s charges and the environment for women at the company, and amid the controversy, GitHub’s founder and CEO Tom Preston-Werner resigned. GitHub’s internal investigation did “find evidence of mistakes and errors of judgment”—just not gender-based harassment.Horvath’s story isn’t unique, but it is one that resonates with women because she has chosen to speak out.See Also: Influential Developer Julie Ann Horvath Quits GitHub, Charging ‘Harassment’“[GitHub] really pushed me to sign a nondisparagement agreement,” Horvath said at the event. “I refused to give up my truth, because there’s no amount of money that’s worth that to me, or at least my ability to talk about my experience.”She said GitHub knew that if her story became public, it would impact the way people perceived the company. Horvath declined to sign the nondisparagement agreement in part because she knew an employee who had signed one and believed that woman may have come to regret her decision. In Horvath’s experience, the startup workplace can be like Lord Of the Flies: The people who come into power are the friends of the founders, and when someone different comes in, there’s a greater chance that they will get pushed out. According to Horvath, personal relationships played a large part in what she called a “toxic” GitHub work environment—she was punished both for dating one coworker, and refusing the advances of another. While Horvath was working at GitHub, many women in the tech community spoke out against GitHub’s culture. (A quick peek at GitHub’s team page shows how imbalanced the gender ratio is, especially among engineers.) She said that it was hard for her to defend GitHub’s culture while experiencing poor treatment. She started Passion Projects while at the organization to create a ripple effect in the industry. “Companies were basing their company culture around what GitHub did,” she said. “[Passion Projects] was an opportunity to throw that weight and influence behind an important cause.” When Horvath quit, she took Passion Projects with her, and the events are no longer associated with GitHub. She hopes that these events continue to empower both women and men in technology, and amplify the voices that are so often muffled. Talk About The TruthIn the technology industry, women are an underrepresented minority. To help close this gap and achieve professional success, women are told to “Lean In,” and put on a brave (and smiling) face. They’re told they should change how they speak and ban words like “bossy,” because they have a negative connotation, even though many women embrace the term, and are proud to be strong leaders.Banning words is not a solution. That’s at best a linguistic Band-Aid over a problem that, when left untreated, can infect the workplace and result in women leaving their companies after suffering harassment, or continuously hitting a glass ceiling that doesn’t seem to crack. Women represent just 30 percent of the entire workforce in the technology industry, and only 15 percent of software engineering roles are held by women, according to recent data from professional networking site LinkedIn.Of course, it’s not just a problem in technology. Women have trouble achieving and maintaining leadership positions in business, sports, or media, too—all businesses that are increasingly infused by technology and whose (mostly male) leaders look to Silicon Valley for inspiration.At the New York Times, Jill Abramson, the executive editor, the newspaper’s highest-ranking editorial position, was fired from her position due to what publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. called “an issue with management in the newsroom.”Many have debated how much gender played a role in her dismissal, as they did when Horvath quit GitHub. The common thread between Abramson and Horvath is that they refused to go quietly. Abramson refused to participate in the usual ruse about “retiring” to “spend more time with her family,” forcing the Times to admit what really happened. Her departure, as with Horvath’s, sparked a necessary debate—one that could only be held in an environment of transparency.What Can We Do?The first software programmers were almost entirely women—a historical reality that’s erased by the present-day reality that technology is a boy’s club, and has been for decades.People are working to change that. Programs like Girls Who Code are trying to close the gender gap in technology; publications like Model View Culture highlight diverse voices and stories in the industry; and events like Passion Projects feature talks from prominent women in technology that inspire others to help change the ratio of women in tech.And documentarian Kathy Kleinman is highlighting the historical contributions of women to the birth of the computer industry. Her documentary, The Computers, premieres Saturday at the Seattle International Film Festival. GitHub, too, is working to detoxify its work environment, but in order for the tech community at large to significantly change, there needs to be a perception shift—one driven by vocal supporters working to make the workplace equal. When asked how women can be supportive about challenges in the industry, Horvath said, “My best advice would be to talk to each other.” It begins there, but it doesn’t stop there. See Also: GitHub Tries Again At TransparencyAfter Horvath’s discussion, another group took the stage to talk about how they’ve become successful women in technology—though the panel participants were quick to point out that they don’t like to be labeled as such. “The only label I’ve ever given myself is my first name and last name,” said Sepideh Nasri, a startup advisor and former vice president of Women 2.0. “Today I’m a ‘woman in tech’ because I’m on this panel. Labels are just temporary.”It’s important to build relationships with advocates for gender equality in technology, and create a support system that insists all voices are heard. In the spirit of supporting one another, event attendees were eager to share their own experiences with the group, ranging from their incidences of harassment, to the challenges of picking out the clothes they wear to work functions. The recurring theme I heard over and over was, “Speak up.”Sometimes it’s just not that easy. “Many times I wish there was someone looking out for me to make sure my voice was heard,” said Lauren Rosenthal, a product manager and UX designer in San Francisco. “If you’re in a meeting and people aren’t speaking out, as women, or men even, we need to make sure that we stop the conversation to make sure that person who might be hesitant to speak up, is speaking up.”Change won’t come over night. And it’s not just the ratio of women that needs to change, but the ratio of other underrepresented minorities in tech, too. It starts with a community that’s educated and willing to be open to new ideas, and leaders that don’t just talk about Making A Difference, but enact real change. Leading technology companies have an opportunity to leverage their platforms to push for initiatives like Passion Projects that was started at GitHub. “There are actually women in tech,” Horvath said. “You just don’t hear their voices.” Lead image by Selena Larson; photo of Julie Ann Horvath via Twitter Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Feminism#Gender#gender issues#Girls Who Code#GitHub#Julie Ann Horvath#Passion Projects#women#women in tech#women in technology last_img read more

a month agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer explains Tuanzebe Cup captaincy

first_imgMan Utd boss Solskjaer explains Tuanzebe Cup captaincyby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained handing Axel Tuanzebe the captaincy for their Carabao Cup shootout win over Rochdale.Fans reacted with surprise when the 21-year-old defender was named captain ahead of the returning Paul Pogba.Speaking to talkSPORT Solskjaer said: “Axel is a captain in the making, he’s a leader- why not give it to young kids? “We know we can give it to Sergio (Romero) and we can give it to Paul, that’s no problem and they’ve been captains before.”But it was Axel today and how does he handle it? He was absolutely fine, he enjoyed it.”It’s just a way of telling him that we trust him.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoChelsea boss Lampard slams FIFA for ‘wrong, strange’ Leeds choice

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard slams FIFA for ‘wrong, strange’ Leeds choiceby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard has slammed FIFA’s decision to award Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds United their Fair Play award on Monday.Bielsa and his players were awarded the Fair Play Award for allowing Aston Villa to score against them in April.Renowned coach Bielsa, currently in his second season at Leeds and in English football, caused something of a stir in January when he admitted to having watched all of United’s opponents train.The club was fined £200,000 as a result – a penalty Bielsa paid out of his own pocket – and the 64-year-old was the subject of some derision as a result.Lampard, in charge of Derby last season, said: “I don’t think it’s right, to be straight.“It’s strange. Everyone had the same reaction. There was a lot of news about “SpyGate,” at the time, quite rightly so, and it got dealt with in the right way – and when you go and give an award for fair play in the same year, it’s strange.“I don’t know who votes for it. Everyone knows what happened with ‘Spygate’ – it is well documented. The rules changed because of it and they were fined.“I felt it was improper, to get a fair play award off the back of that. I thought it was irony at first.“It was a dead rubber against Villa. The game had slowed down to the point of the ball going out, and it was quite right they gave Villa the opportunity to score.“It was quite right to level out the balance of what had happened. That was that. But it was a strange decision for them to win.” last_img read more