New Zealand brace for Peru onslaught

first_img0Shares0000New Zealand’s coach Anthony Hudson walks from the field at half-time during the World Cup football qualifying match against Peru at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on November 11, 2017 © AFP/File / Marty MELVILLELIMA, Peru, Nov 15 – New Zealand manager Anthony Hudson said his team are preparing for an early onslaught as they face Peru here on Wednesday with a World Cup place on the line.The New Zealanders take on Peru in their Oceania-South America playoff with the odds against them after a 0-0 draw in the first leg at Wellington on Saturday. However, Hudson believes the pressure is all on hosts Peru, who are aiming to secure their first appearance at a World Cup finals since 1982.“We know that if Peru loses, it will be a national disaster,” Hudson said. “We don’t have that pressure. We have a united and small but strong team that is here to win.”Hudson said he believes that awareness of that pressure will prompt Peru to begin aggressively when Wednesday’s second leg kicks off at Lima’s Estadio Nacional.“I expect their team to try and play very fast and try and score early,” Hudson said.“The longer the tie stays the way it is, the more it will go in our favour. I imagine the pressure will only increase on the home team every five minutes as the game goes on.“And because of that pressure, I think they’re going to start very fast.”New Zealand, ranked 122nd in the world, need only a score draw in Lima to be assured of their third World Cup berth, following appearances at the 1982 and 2010 finals.New Zealand captain Winston Reid, meanwhile, was only too happy to remind Peru of their own struggles when it came to qualifying for the World Cup.Asked to comment on New Zealand’s poor record of qualifying for the World Cup, the West Ham defender replied: “Well you haven’t been to a World Cup for a while have you?“Records are meant to be broken, for you and for us. So we will see.”Hudson, meanwhile, said he expects Burnley’s Chris Wood to be ready to play after a recent hamstring problem.“He’ll be fine. Every day that passes he has been getting better,” Hudson said.Peru, meanwhile, will look to strikers Jefferson Farfan and Raul Ruidiaz to help provide the cutting edge in the absence of the suspended Paolo Guerrero.Guerrero is unavailable after failing a dope test last month.“We still have one more final and we have to give everything to get to the World Cup,” said Farfan, who plays for Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow.“New Zealand is a team that is very disciplined tactically and in defence it does not leave any space. You have to be patient to find the space.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

December 7 2001 Changing of the guard A few month

first_imgDecember 7, 2001Changing of the guardA few months ago, Ron Chandler took over as Manager of the Metalshop.Pictured: Ron and Megan work on repairing some decorative railing on a small balcony off the roof ofWest Housing. Megan volunteered in the Metalshop for a few months after her Workshop (September).[Photos and text by: Jennifer Thornton]Megan helps Ron prepare a section of railing to be welded. November Workshopper Brendan Doherty also spent a good part of his workshop working with Ron in the Metalshop. One of their projects was replacing a railing leading up the sides of the Lab Building.center_img Other current projects include constructing a rack for the “site truck” and fabricating woodstovesfor cubes (housing) in Camp.last_img read more

Michigan House legislators unveil tax relief plan for families seniors

first_img Categories: News Michigan House legislators today introduced legislation to provide substantial income tax relief for families and seniors.The bills continue and increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on their income taxes, while providing additional relief for senior citizens.The main bills were introduced by Reps. Jim Tedder of Clarkston and Roger Hauck of Union Township, with another key bill sponsored by Rep. Jeff Noble of Plymouth.“The recent federal tax reforms are a good start, but hard-working Michiganders deserve broader and more significant income tax relief,” Hauck said. “Allowing people to keep more of their own money will help Michigan’s economy and improves our quality of life – and we can afford this tax break without compromising essential public services. Tax spenders have had their time in Lansing. Today is a day for the taxpayers.”Hauck’s bill ensures Michigan taxpayers can continue claiming personal exemptions on income taxes after federal tax reforms signed into law last month. In addition, Hauck’s bill increases the state personal exemption from the current $4,000 to $4,300 for the 2018 tax year, with gradual increases reaching $4,800 for 2020.Noble’s bill ensures taxpayers in Michigan cities with an income tax will continue to be able to claim exemptions if the city adopts a uniform ordinance.Tedder – chair of the House Tax Policy Committee – sponsors legislation to specifically help senior citizens in addition to the personal exemption increase. His bill would provide a $100 refundable income tax credit for a single filer age 62 or older – or $200 for joint filers.“As Michigan continues to experience budget surpluses, it’s an exciting time to talk about tax relief,” Tedder said. “With health and good fortune, we one day will all become senior citizens. Why not provide tax relief at a time in life when people need it most, when many are on fixed incomes? It’s time we provided real tax relief to the people who have shouldered Michigan’s financial burden for decades.”Noble agreed it is time to provide a tax break for Michigan families.“Lowering taxes will make Michigan a better place to live and raise a family, and that’s what our work as legislators is supposed to be all about,” Noble said. “The money collected through taxes belongs to the people – not politicians. It’s time families and seniors got to keep more of it for themselves.”House Bills 5420-22 were referred to the Tax Policy Committee for consideration.### 16Jan Michigan House legislators unveil tax relief plan for families, seniorslast_img read more

Scripps Networks Internationals Fine Living Chann

first_imgScripps Networks International’s Fine Living Channel has secured carriage with Telekom Austria-owned Croatian pay TV provider Vipnet.The channel, which features lifestyle gurus, innovative designers, fashion experts and chefs from around the world, will be available via the Vip TV platform and the B.net cable platform.“As Scripps Networks International builds its distribution, we are pleased to add a third lifestyle channel onto the Vipnet platforms with Fine Living. Following the successful launches in Croatia of Food Network and Travel Channel on the platforms last year, we understand what audiences want and know that Scripps’ great range of programming will continue to resonate in the region,” said Jon Sichel, managing director, Scripps Networks, UK & EMEA.“Vipnet offers advanced television services through two brands – Vip TV and B.net. We are delivering a large range of programs and interactive services to customer’s homes every day through four different technologies – cable, IPTV, OTT and satellite. We are very pleased to enlarge our portfolio with this new exclusive, design entertainment TV channel which will surely attract a very large number of viewers in Croatia,” said Adrian Ježina, member of Vipnet’s management board.last_img read more