Phish, Grateful Dead Vinyl Among Those Included On Full Record Store Day List

first_imgRecord Store Day is fast approaching, giving independent record stores nationwide a chance to share some exclusive and limited edition releases to fans everywhere. With RSD set for April 16th, the organizers have shared the complete list of vinyl available for the musical holiday.The full list, which can be seen here, includes a number of intriguing options. As previously reported, Phish’s Hoist album will be featured as a “First Release” on RSD, though it will be available everywhere just one week later. A four-LP box set of the Grateful Dead’s live performance at the Passaic, NJ Capitol Theatre on 4/25/77 is an exclusive release for RSD, as are a number of David Bowie albums.Releases from The Doors, Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, Flaming Lips, Fleetwood Mac, Florence + The Machine, Jethro Tull, Rich Robinson, Sex Pistols, Talking Heads, The Weeknd, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Warren Zevon, Willie Nelson, Man Man, John Frusciante, Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica, Sublime, Ramones and SO MANY MORE are all featured on the list.Be sure to head to your local record store on the 16th of April for this one-of-a-kind release day.last_img read more

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Full Cast Set for Anastasia on Broadway

first_img The complete cast is now set for Anastasia on Broadway. The new musical, directed by Tony winner Darko Tresnjak and inspired by the 1997 animated film of the same name, will begin performances on March 23 at the Broadhurst Theatre.As previously announced, the new musical will star Christy Altomare in the title role, Derek Klena as Dmitry, Ramin Karimloo as Gleb and Mary Beth Peil as Dowager Empress Maria, Caroline O’Connor as Countess Lily Malevsky-Malevitch and John Bolton as Vlad Popov.Rounding out the company are Zach Adkins, Sissy Bell, Lauren Blackman, Kathryn Boswell, Kyle Brown, Kristen Smith Davis, Janet Dickinson, Constantine Germanacos, Wes Hart, Ian Knauer, Ken Krugman, Dustin Layton, Shina Ann Morris, James A. Pierce III, Molly Rushing, Nicole Scimeca, Jennifer Smith, Johnny Stellard and Allison Walsh.Featuring a score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens and a book by Terrence McNally, Anastasia tells the story of a brave young woman attempting to discover the mystery of her past. The musical will feature tunes from the film, including Ahrens and Flaherty’s Oscar-nominated “Journey to the Past,” as well as original songs. Opening night is set for April 24. Related Shows View Comments Derek Klena & Christy Altomare in ‘Anastasia'(Photo: Joan Marcus)center_img Anastasia Show Closed This production ended its run on March 31, 2019last_img read more

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48 Hours in Richmond, Virginia

first_imgNative Knowledge:“If you’re the disc golfing type, Richmond is a great place to live. I like to head to Gillie’s Creek, Bryan Park, and University of Richmond to play but my favorite course is at Dorey Park. It’s all in the woods and just an overall beautiful place.” –Ryan Crenshaw, Whitewater rafting guide and owner of guitar repair shop“Richmond is awesome because you can eat at just about any place you can imagine, explore amplitudes of breweries, be on the water all day hitting class IV rapids, work as a river guide and not be in some secluded small town living in a camp, and be in the city one minute and completely immersed in nature the next.” –Ben Moore, Paddleboard Instructor at Riverside Outfitters, ACA Instructor, and Professional paddle board racer—All Photos Courtesy of Richmond Region Tourism Outdoor highlights in Richmond include paddling the James River, mountain biking the historic Belle Isle, and road biking Riverside Drive. The area also provides access to public lands like Pocahontas State Park, the Dutch Gap Conservation Area, and the Appomattox River Conservation Area. Use this guide to ’48 Hours in Richmond’ when planning your next trip to this adventurous southern city.Day One:Run, hike, or mountain bike in Forest Hill ParkWith origins as a quarry, an estate, and then an amusement park, Forest Hill Park is now home to over 100-acres of green fields and wooded areas. It’s the ideal place to go for a picnic, a walk, or to put your mountain biking skills to the test. The technically challenging and narrow single track at Forest Hill features a few steep climbs and downhill sections as well as zig zagging switchbacks. Though not as difficult as the highly strenuous and challenging Buttermilk trail in Richmond, Forest Hill trails will leave you sweaty and smiling.On Saturdays be sure to check out the enormous farmer’s market which features nearly 100 different farmers and artisans selling locally grown produce and other handmade crafts. For those with a sweet tooth, satisfy your sugar craving with home made donuts.Paddle the James RiverNot far from Forest Hill Avenue you will see Riverside Outfitter’s welcoming old building decorated from head to toe with retired adventurer’s gear that is sure to have stories of past times on the river. Besides the usual kayak and canoe rentals found at most river outfitters, they offer the unique opportunities of not only urban whitewater rafting, but guided paddleboarding down the upper section of the James River. As the largest whitewater paddleboarding program in the world, these experienced and knowledgeable instructors teach people of all skill level the safety and technique they need before heading out on the water to tackle a rare and thrilling adventure.James River Rafting DowntownReach the top at Peak ExperiencesOne of the largest indoor rock climbing centers in the United States, Peak Experiences is just a few miles west of downtown Richmond. From beginner to avid climber, you’ll be sure to find a climbing route that suits your taste. A friendly and professional staff, not lacking in climbing experience, is ready to belay you to one of more than 120 top-rope routes that reach heights up to 50 feet. If your arms and legs aren’t too shaky after top-rope or lead climbing, head to the bouldering wall to work on your skills and technique.Day Two:Explore the scenic and historical Belle IsleWith a city skyline as your backdrop, you might find yourself in shock once you walk across a hanging footbridge onto the beautiful island filled with nature’s bounty. Belle Isle was a prison during the Civil War, but now it’s one of the most popular locations for locals looking to hang out on the rocks and watch paddlers take on the dangerous rapids engulfing the island. Walk or bike the short loop around the island to explore the surrounding river, small cliffs, and old buildings of the once running hydraulic power plant.Something for everyone at Maymont ParkPet the goats, frolic through the Japanese and Italian gardens, tour the historic mansion, and walk amongst the many animals living indoors in the nature center or outdoors at the farm. Maymont’s 100 acres offers something for everyone and every age. When the weather is warm, you can usually catch a concert on the grounds from rising jazz musicians to big names like Old Crow Medicine Show.Food:The Daily– Located in the Carytown District, this kitchen and bar offers a wide selection of unique vegetarian and vegan foods, many that include organic and local produce.Millie’s Diner– Where one local told me he would eat his last meal, Millie’s has some of the tastiest and tantalizing foods you have ever heard of. Head there for brunch and check out the mouthwatering lump crab and scrambled egg enchilada.Galley– After a guided paddling trip with Riverside Outfitters, head across the street and grab one of five sizzling burgers named after rapids on the James River. One example is the Lulu burger piled with brie cheese and juicy apple slices.Legend Brewing Co. – With a scenic deck that sits alongside the river and plenty of tasty lagers and ales to quench the beer savvy tongue, Legend is a popular location to locals and tourists alike.Ginger Juice– Mainly found at farmer’s markets and other local events, this refreshing juice bar offers cold pressed, all natural juice. Cool down with a refreshing green apple, pear, and mint juice.Nightlife:The National: A renovated old theater has transformed into the best location in Richmond to see big name bands all while being so close and personal that you might feel the sweat dropping off of their faces.The Camel: Open all week long, The Camel hosts a variety of live music and smaller bands that will play their hearts’ out while you enjoy a full menu of delicious foods for brunch or dinner.Hardywood Park Craft Brewery: Catch them on a Thursday evening to chow down from one of sixteen different local food trucks while enjoying a delicious beer or three. If you can’t make it on a Thursday, check out their calendar to see what other fun events are going on!Lodging:Pocahontas State Park offers camping as well as cabins for those who enjoy more shelter, and beautiful lakes to fish, boat, or just gaze across.The Jefferson Hotel is just a short mile from the James River and was built in 1895. It’s grand and historic look is one of the most beautiful structures in Richmond.Upcoming Events:RVA Fireworks on the James: Virginia’s largest fireworks display will be held July 3rd on Brown’s Island overlooking the James River and is free to the public.UCI Road World Championships is to be held in Richmond this year. This event will bring together the best road bikers from across the world to compete in Championship races to claim the gold. September 19th-27th, 2015last_img read more

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Discovering new growth opportunities for your direct auto loan portfolio

first_imgThe automotive lending market is rapidly evolving, and credit unions must find unique methods to generate auto loans if they expect to keep up. In order to address business and profitability challenges, credit unions must be efficient, innovative, and responsive to their members and the ever-changing auto financing environment. Technology is reshaping the way consumers shop for vehicles, allowing them to compare prices, research vehicle features, and read reviews on dealers in the palm of their hands through applications like AutoTrader, Carvana, and TrueCar. Likewise, they expect the same kind of accessibility when it comes to securing financing. The evolution of such mobility and financing options combined with increasing regulatory oversight, operational risk management, and consumer expectations are dramatically changing the “rules of the road,” forcing industry participants, like credit unions, to rethink their approach to the business and adapt to industry changes.As the complexity of doing business has grown, so has the need to streamline business processes to manage assets effectively and efficiently. The most successful auto lenders focus their operations on managing risk exposure, while still maintaining acceptable yield, leveraging size and scale to optimize processing efficiency, and, probably most importantly,  striving to meet the needs of their members. Determining the members’ needs is part skill, part luck.  Often a member will not be in the market for a vehicle until something forces their hand.  An aging existing vehicle that brings the possibility of a large repair bill in the not-to-far future or a current breakdown that is too costly to repair can lead to a new vehicle purchase at the spur of the moment. Changes in creditworthiness or income can lead to exploring refinancing existing loans to take advantage of lower rates or longer terms to decrease payments.  Trying to read the crystal ball of auto lending can overwhelm even the savviest and experienced lender.By taking advantage of the “technological evolution” occurring in the auto lending market, credit unions that  utilize emerging lending programs, such as outsourced loan recapture and ”no-hit” prequalifications, are quicker to reach auto loan prospects when they are shopping for their next vehicle, leading to huge opportunities for portfolio growth and greater market share. When credit unions take advantage of outsourced lending services, some of which offer mobile platforms for improved member experience, they can accommodate borrower schedules and hectic lifestyles.  “No-hit” prequalifications provide the member with peace of mind while rate shopping, allowing them to determine if an offer that works for their situation is even plausible or attractive.  Both programs are convenient for the member and deliver a better experience than the traditional vehicle shopping/financing model, while allowing the credit union to effectively achieve their loan growth goals. In addition to growth and improved member service, the additional benefits of outsourced lending include increased revenue, and market share, and can result in increased member wallet share.Increased Revenues and GrowthSince 2014, deposits have been on the rise, surpassing $1 trillion, giving credit unions the necessary cash flow to increase lending, and in turn, revenue.  While many lenders look to indirect lending to push their portfolio higher, the stability offered by direct loans, along with the decreased capture costs, keep credit unions looking for ways to build a strong direct loan portfolio, fueled by new opportunities to lend to new and existing members.  In 2015, indirect lending grew 18.8% year-over-year, while the direct lending channel only grew 7.6%.  Your members need auto loans, and may be heading to the dealership before giving you an option to serve them.  With the right tools, the lending pendulum can starting moving toward those direct loans that we’re looking to capture to maintain valuable member relationships.Increased Market ShareConsumers are shopping for and financing vehicles, but without reaching them at the time when they most need your services, you are missing out on a substantial piece of the auto loan market; an industry that according to a July 2017 Raddon Report, grew by 26 million units from 2011 to 2016. Building strong partnerships with outsourced lending providers and embracing new technologies that can deliver a turnkey program can provide your existing members with access to convenient financing, introduce new members to your credit union’s auto loan program, and a provide significant boost to your credit union’s bottom line. Click here to learn about AUTOPAY, a mobile direct-lending platform that can accelerate the growth of your auto loan portfolio by giving you access to more than 80 million new consumers! 26SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Crystal Bullard As Manager of Business Development for SWBC’s Financial Institutions Group, Crystal Bullard works with lenders to increase their interest and non-interest income through programs such as AutoPilot Lending and … Web: https://www.swbc.com Detailslast_img read more

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F&C vs Schroders: A tale of two asset managers

first_imgYesterday, it was announced that F&C Asset Management, one of the oldest names in the City of London, was set to lose just under one-fifth of its assets under management – due to the defection of a single client.Friends Life, the UK’s largest insurance group, had placed £14.5bn (€17.3bn) worth of assets with F&C in equity, multi-asset and fixed income mandates. However, under what it referred to as a “governance review”, it is now thinking to shift £2.3bn of fixed income investments to its own investment arm. For F&C, the bigger sting in the tail is what Friends Life plans to do with its equity mandates.Schroders, one of the UK’s largest asset managers – and one that has been growing in recent years – picked up £12.2bn worth of Friends Life assets, at F&C’s expense, in a single swoop, with the FTSE 100 manager’s superior performance over the previous years cited as the reason.The story has become something of a Dickensian tale of two asset managers. Even a cursory search online makes plain the significant difficulties F&C has faced in recent years. F&C stands to lose 17% of its assets under management thanks to Friends Life’s decision, but the insurer already pulled a further £6.2bn from the manager in 2012. Combined with this, F&C’s overall assets have also suffered, down by 14% over 2013 to just £85bn by last December. Even back in 2011, the firm was stung by large outflows, losing £7.2bn in assets as investors began to withdraw funds, while a Portuguese pension scheme BCP terminated its mandate.Perhaps not surprisingly, all of this led to Bank of Montreal’s £700m bid for F&C earlier this year. The deal was expected to be completed in May, after an activist shareholder, who took control in early 2011, failed to turn the business around. While it is yet unknown exactly what impact this most recent outflow will have on the outcome of that deal, it is worth noting that Friends Life says the possible change in ownership had no bearing on its decision.For Schroders, things are definitely on the up. The manager recently broke into the FTSE 100 and has seen positive flows across several parts of its business. Well established among retail investors, its pension scheme institutional business also has some history on it side. What is most impressive is its insurance asset management arm – and, at just seven years old, the insurance business now has a £12.2bn single mandate to its name.It is safe to say the champagne glasses will be clinking at Schroders HQ. What they’re drinking at F&C, or Bank of Montreal, is anyone’s guess.last_img read more

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Mexico, South Korea and China are the biggest buyers of US LNG

first_imgImage courtesy of CheniereMexico, South Korea and China are the biggest buyers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) produced from US shale gas, according to the data from the Department of Energy.These three countries took almost half of the total LNG volumes that have been produced at Cheniere’s Sabine liquefaction plant in the period from February 2016 to December last year, the data shows.For the year of 2017, US LNG exports surged to 13.1 million tonnes from 3.1 million tones in 2016 as Train 3 and 4 started producing the chilled fuel at Sabine Pass.There are currently four 0.6-Bcfd liquefaction trains operating at Sabine Pass, and a fifth is under construction and expected to enter service in mid-2019.Last year also saw Asia becoming the preferred destination of US LNG.Asia Oceania absorbed the largest share or 43% percent of US LNG volumes in 2017 while nearby markets of South America and Mexico still accounted for 31% of US LNG deliveries, the international association for natural gas, Cedigaz said in a report.Image courtesy of CedigazThe US transitioned to a net exporter of natural gas in 2017 boosted by LNG exports, according to the Energy Information Administration.US LNG exports will continue to rise this year as Dominion plans to launch its Cove Point facility in March bringing the total number of LNG export facilities to two.EIA previously said it estimates US LNG exports will average 3.0 Bcf/d in 2018, up from 1.9 Bcf/d in 2017.The agency projects LNG exports to average 4.8 Bcf/d in 2019 as more facilities come online. LNG World News Stafflast_img read more

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Offshore projects sanctioned between 2010 and 2014 struggling to create value, Rystad says

first_imgRystad claimed that the reason why the projects sanctioned between 2010 and 2014 were struggling to create value related primarily to the cost structure.The key driver for the 2015 paradigm shift related to cost levels for the offshore industry. The main reasons for the cost reductions are lower unit prices within the industry – like rig rates, redesign, and simplification of new projects, a weaker local currency for some key offshore regions like the UK, Norway, and Brazil, as well as efficiency gains.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit. Rystad’s evaluation of offshore developments sanctioned since 2010 shows that international oil and gas E&P companies are struggling to make money from offshore investments made between 2010 and 2014 when oil prices were high.Illustration: Author: SP MacRystad said on Wednesday that the sanctioning activity was record-high during the strong investment cycle from 2010 to 2014 when energy companies reached final investment decisions on offshore oil fields collectively representing close to 40 billion boe of total resources.The Norwegian energy intelligence firm added that the amount of sanctioned volumes peaked at 13.2 million boe in 2011 at the height of $100-plus oil prices, before nose-diving to an all-time low of just 0.6 million boe sanctioned from offshore oil fields in 2016.It is worth noting that the trend of sanction volumes has ticked up over the last two years.During the evaluation, Rystad found that entire vintages of offshore field development projects would fail to offer a return on investment in today’s oil price environment.Offshore projects sanctioned between 2010 and 2012 have barely been able to generate any value for E&P companies, while projects sanctioned between 2013 and 2014 are expected to have no value creation.Namely, offshore projects sanctioned between 2010 and 2012 have barely been able to generate any value for E&P companies, while projects sanctioned between 2013 and 2014 are expected to have no value creation.As for upstream companies to come out those investment years without massive losses, the oil price will need to increase to around $70 per barrel. Rystad also claimed that the value creation was positive for sanctioning between 2015 and 2018, even when applying a future oil price of only $40 per barrel.Espen Erlingsen, head of upstream research at Rystad Energy, said: “Looking back at the offshore projects sanctioned between 2010 and 2014 with the knowledge we have today, we see that the last offshore investment cycle is struggling to create value.“From 2010 through 2014, around 3,000 new oil fields were sanctioned, and we estimate that around 800 of them did not create value.“With the pivot in development costs from 2015 onwards, the projects sanctioned over the last four years are in a much better position. This illustrates how companies that invested during the down cycle have been able to create value even in a lower oil price environment.”last_img read more

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John J. Bedel, 89

first_imgOn December 11, 2016, our dear husband and father, John Bedel, passed from this world into the loving hands of Our Heavenly Father. He was born in Franklin County on March 14, 1927. He attended school in Peppertown, Oldenburg, and Batesville, with his dad driving him to Oldenburg in a Model T Ford. He married the love of his life, Thelma Oesterling, on June 10th, 1950. They moved to Greensburg soon after that. John was a member of “The Song Birds”, a musical group that sang at nursing homes, Decatur County Community Artists, of which he was past president, Knights of Columbus, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He was a frequent blue ribbon winner at the county fair art contests.John was remembered for being strong, a hard worker, thrifty, ingenious, and a man with a kind attitude. He and Thelma were quite resilient and showed courage in the face of adversity throughout their lives together. He had been a veterinary assistant, house and sign painter, carpenter, farmer, and BCA employee. His unique talents were landscape painting, lettering, pin striping horse carriages, carpentry, and playing music. He was able to paint pictures even after macular degeneration started robbing him of his sight, winning a reserve Grand Champion at the 4-H Fair during this time. He yodeled and taught himself to play the guitar, harmonica, accordion, and keyboard. John loved nature and was inspired to paint nature and landscape works. He instilled a love of the outdoors and hiking in all of his children. John had an engineering mind, saved everything and could fix anything.John leaves behind his wife of 66 years Thelma, 2 sons: Victor (Jackie) Bedel, Fountaintown and Vernon (Mary) Bedel, Muncie. In addition, John has 3 daughters: Margie (Jack) Williams, Danville; Rose (Paul) Remmler, Wyoming, Michigan and Annette (Tom) Faust, Greensburg. His grandchildren are Cary Fuller, Erin Mayes, Matt Bedel, Paul Bedel Michelle Williams, Gabe Williams, Mark Remmler, Steven Remmler, Ryan Bottorff, Chris Bottorff, and Jamie Bottorff. He has 8 great grandchildren. John leaves behind his brother, Lou Bedel, Cincinnati and numerous nieces and nephews.John was preceded in death by his parents John and Anna (Geisting) Bedel, two brothers, five sisters, and Ben Bedel, a beloved grandson.The family wishes to thank his caregivers at Decatur County Memorial Hospital, Aspen Place, Morning Breeze, and the Columbus Regional Hospital Hospice Center, Thanks to everyone for your kindness, understanding and prayers.Family and friends will gather at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home to pray the rosary. Visitation will follow the rosary until 8:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.Visitation will also be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating.Interment will be held in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Building Fund.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

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Messi could consider Barcelona exit – Ferdinand

first_img “The level of performances that club has given and how the squad is looking at the moment in comparison to other teams around Europe. That’s the big question he will be thinking about. “Has he got the time to sit there and wait? Football comes and goes very quickly in your life so these next two years, where he is going to have power to influence games the way he does. “Is he going to want to do that not competing for the big titles? I don’t know.” Another former Man Utd star, Owen Hargreaves, added that Barca do not have the talent around Messi that they did during the club’s heyday under Pep Guardiola. read also:Messi ‘isolates’ himself from teammates after Barca defeat (Photo) “[Luis] Suarez and Messi are looking round thinking ‘I miss Iniesta, Xavi, I miss [Carles] Puyol’ because those guys aren’t there any more,” Hargreaves said. “Ansu Fati came on and he looked great, but he’s a 17-year-old kid. “The gap between Messi and who’s going to be next, you can’t [see them being successful].” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Rio Ferdinand has said Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi may consider leaving the club following their 8-2 humiliation at the hands of Bayern Munich on Friday. The Blaugrana conceded four goals in either half as they were put to the sword by the rampant Bundesliga champions in the Champions League quarter-final. The result will likely see several changes made at Barcelona, with president Josep Maria Bartomeu hinting as much after the match. Head coach Quique Setien and director of football Eric Abidal are among those rumoured to be departing, while Bartomeu himself may not be safe with presidential elections set to take place next year. No departure would hurt Barca nearly as much as Messi, though, with the club still reliant on the 33-year-old superstar. Messi’s contract expires next year and he has yet to sign a renewal, leaving many to ponder the previously unthinkable scenario of the Argentine playing for another club. Ferdinand is among that group, with the former Man Utd defender wondering if Messi has the patience to stay at Camp Nou through a rebuild. “The question is what is Messi thinking? What is he thinking going home tonight?” Ferdinand said on BT Sport. Loading… center_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Best Movies On Amazon Prime Video To Stream Right Now7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phonelast_img read more

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Rodgers: We can fix Suarez problem

first_img Last season’s current top-scorer has been made to train alone by Rodgers until he apologises publicly and privately for his recent conduct, a move he is highly unlikely to make according to reports. Rodgers reiterated that he would not soften his stance on Suarez until the club could be guaranteed his undivided commitment, but did suggest the relationship was not beyond repair. “It is something that we have to do everything we can to fix,” Rodgers told the club’s official website. “If we have got to sit and wait, then so be it. But this is a club that has got great values, and we hope that the situation can be resolved amicably, and I am sure it will be. “There has been a lot said and a lot reported, and we have made a stance, as a club and as a manager, of the commitment and the standards required. “If you don’t have that commitment and those standards then you won’t play. It’s as simple as that. “There’s no problem between me and him, it is quite calm. But obviously I have got to respect the club and the team. “It doesn’t matter who you are, if they’re not pulling their weight then they are letting down the club, the city and everyone who has stood by them. Manager Brendan Rodgers still believes Liverpool’s impasse with Luis Suarez can be “resolved amicably” but has indicated the club will bide their time if necessary. Press Association Suarez has made it clear he wants to leave to play Champions League football – a move he insists Liverpool had agreed to allow if they did not qualify for the competition themselves. Arsenal is the current destination of choice after they lodged a bid of £40million plus £1 – a figure they think triggers a clause in the Uruguayan’s contract – but the Reds are standing firm over their position that the striker is not for sale. “So until I get that assurance that we are going to get nothing but 100 per cent commitment, then there will be no solution.” Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher, who retired in the summer after spending his entire career at Anfield, thinks the club’s owner John W Henry risks looking “stupid” if Suarez moves on. Henry has told Arsenal to give up on the move in no uncertain terms, a fact which Carragher feels bolsters Liverpool’s resolve on the matter. “I expect him to stay at Liverpool now,” Carragher told the Daily Telegraph. ”I think if you come out as owner and say that, and then something happens, you make yourself look stupid. I’m glad he has done it and I think everyone in football should be glad he has done it. It is maybe a message for players.” Carragher, 35, admitted that he had noticed a change in his former team-mate when he made a brief return to the training ground ahead of Steven Gerrard’s testimonial. He said: “I’ve only seen him once. God knows what he has been like all pre-season, but he hasn’t been his normal self.” last_img read more

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