Huddersfield appoint Powell as their new manager

first_img1 New Huddersfield manager Chris Powell Chris Powell has been named the new Huddersfield manager.The former Charlton boss replaces Mark Robins, who was sacked on the opening weekend of the Championship season following a 4-0 defeat at home to Bournemouth.Powell, 44, was in charge of Charlton for three years, guiding them to the League One title in 2012, but was sacked in March following a disagreement with new Valley owner Roland Duchatelet.Huddersfield chairman Dean Hoyle told the club’s official website: “We’re delighted to be able to welcome Chris to Huddersfield Town as the new manager.“We’ve taken our time over this appointment, as we wanted to give ourselves time to put in the groundwork and ensure we get the right man for the job. We believe we have in Chris.“As I said when the process began, I felt it was important that we found a manager who had ‘done it’ and Chris certainly fits that bill. He has ‘done it’ by guiding Charlton to promotion to the Championship and then finishing ninth in the 2012/13 Championship season – all achieved on a limited budget by getting the best out of his players.“Chris also has an excellent pedigree of developing young players, with the likes of Carl Jenkinson, Diego Poyet, Callum Harriott and Jordan Cousins emerging in Charlton’s first Tteam under his guidance. That is an important factor in our vision for the club.“As a player, a coach and a manager, Chris knows what it takes to succeed at Championship level. Alongside his experience with Charlton, he was also promoted out of this division three times during his playing career and has become accustomed to winning.“We’ve met Chris to discuss the job in two long meetings and both times he has impressed us with his enthusiasm, passion and knowledge of Huddersfield Town and the Championship. He is personally highly motivated and we feel he will get the best from the players. His record demands respect and we think he is the ideal man to take this club forward.“Make no mistake – throughout the football industry, Chris is held in extremely high regard. This is an excellent fit with the club and how we operate.”The former England full-back’s first game at the helm will be at home to Middlesbrough a week on Saturday.last_img read more

DANIEL INUNDATED WITH SUPPORT FROM FANS SINCE MOTHER’S FUNERAL

Heartbroken Daniel O’Donnell has been hit by a wave of support from fans since the death of his beloved mother Julia.Daniel and late mum JuliaHis supporters have swamped him with almost 5,000 personal messages of sympathy to his personal Facebook page this week.The messages, which include many heartfelt personal poems, have come from fans around the world including Australia, America and across Ireland. The outpouring of grief include messages from fans who recalled meeting Julia with Daniel at the Viking House Hotel in Kincasslagh which he used to own.Daniel’s message on his Facebook account announcing his mother’s passing has been supported by more than 16,000 of his fans.Julia’s remains are brought to the church today with her native Owey island in the background. Picture by Joe Boland.Daniel, 52, and his siblings Margo, Kathleen, John Bosco and James said an emotional farewell to their 94 year old mother on Tuesday last at St Mary’s Church in Kincasslagh.Daniel is due to fly to Canada where he will perform for the first time since his mother’s death on Monday next at the Sid Buckwood Theatre in Saskatoon. On the night Julia passed away at Dungloe Community Hospital, Daniel was due to play a fundraising concert for the struggling medical unit.The gala concert was canceled but friends say Daniel has given a commitment to return and play the concert at a future date.“Daniel is very friendly with many of the staff at the hospital and he really appreciated how well Julia was looked after.“He was determined to play the concert as a ‘thank you’ to them for all the care and love they had shown Julia.“He obviously couldn’t after Julia passed away but he is determined to come back and play the concert at some stage in the future,” said the friend. DANIEL INUNDATED WITH SUPPORT FROM FANS SINCE MOTHER’S FUNERAL was last modified: May 24th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:daniel o’donnelldeathdonegalfansfuneral read more

Former OFBF Executive Vice President Bill Swank dies at 88

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest C. William Swank, who served as Ohio Farm Bureau executive vice president from 1968-1996, died Sept. 21, 2019. Swank helped Ohio Farm Bureau grow into the advocacy organization it is today, all the while keeping the economic and social well being of farm families top of mind.Among the most important legislative accomplishments that occurred during his tenure were the establishment of Current Agriculture Use Value (CAUV) program, the phase out of the personal property tax for agricultural production and in 1992 leading a coalition of business and industry groups against Issue 5, the chemical labeling law ballot initiative.During his 40-year career, Swank received the Ohio State University Board of Trustees Distinguished Service Award, Ohio Farm Bureau’s Distinguished Service Award and is a member of the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame, to name just a few.A U.S. Air Force veteran, Swank earned his Bachelor of Science, master’s and doctorate from Ohio State University and was recognized by the university in many ways, including the establishment of an endowed chair in Rural\Urban Policy. An economist and participant in agricultural issues nationally and internationally, Swank regularly kept in touch with Farm Bureau staff and industry leaders on current issues.“Bill Swank was one of the true giants in Ohio agriculture,” said Adam Sharp, Ohio Farm Bureau executive vice president. “His visionary leadership built Farm Bureau into a powerful tool for farm families and helped guide the entire food and farm industry.  His passion for farmers was unmatched. He was smart, funny and kind. All of us in agriculture today are benefiting from his legacy.”He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Helen, and two daughters and their families, including nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael.Remember that we are always looking at a parade of people. They’re moving through and past–it’s never done. You can know and teach that group that’s right in front of you, but pretty soon, they’re not here and it’s a new group. We’ve got the knowledge that there always is this parade of people, a parade of issues–it never stops and so our work is never done. ~ C. William Swank in his 1995 retirement address at the 77th Ohio Farm Bureau annual meeting.Service detailsFamily will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 at The Church of the Messiah, U.M., 51 N. State St., Westerville where services will follow at 11 a.m. Saturday.Photo caption: In 2017, former Executive Vice President Bill Swank (pictured with his wife, Helen, and OFBF Executive Vice President Adam Sharp) was honored at the Ohio Farm Bureau state office. The executive conference room, which holds not only meetings but plaques and awards from Swank’s time as executive vice president, was renamed the C. William Swank Executive Conference Room.last_img read more

Compensation for Punjab farmers

first_imgThe Punjab government has decided to pay ₹2,500 per acre as compensation to small and marginal farmers who have not burnt their paddy straw.State Agriculture Secretary Kahan Singh Pannu on Wednesday said that farmers cultivating non-basmati paddy and owning land up to five acres, would get ₹2,500 per acre compensation for not burning the residue. “Firstly, the beneficiary of this compensation should be a farmer who owns up to five acres of land in his name, his wife and children under 18 years of age. Secondly, the aforesaid farmer should cultivate non-basmati paddy in the above mentioned area and should also not have burnt paddy residue in any part of his field,” he said.While explaining the procedure for seeking compensation, Mr. Pannu said those farmers who fulfilled the above stated conditions, would have to submit the self-declaration performa with the panchayat concerned by November 30. Money in bank account“The performa is available with the village panchayats. The compensation amount would be directly credited to the bank account of the eligible farmers,” he added.Mr. Pannu said burning paddy residue was in blatant violation of the orders of the Supreme Court and warned of strict action against farmers who violate it.last_img read more