Crystal Palace hire Hodgson

first_imgLONDON (AP) : Roy Hodgson returned to football management for the first time since leaving his job as England coach last year, taking over at Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace yesterday as a replacement for the fired Frank de Boer. The 70-year-old Hodgson signed a two-year contract with his boyhood club. Palace lost their first four league games of the season without scoring, with their players failing to adapt to a more expansive style of play under De Boer, following his arrival in the off season. The Dutchman was fired on Monday after just 77 days at the club. Hodgson’s four-year spell with England ended in humiliating fashion at the European Championship in 2016 when his team was beaten by Iceland in the round of 16. Within minutes of the final whistle, he announced he’d be stepping down – even though his contract was due to expire anyway. “I am very excited to be back in club football,” Hodgson said, “and it is a long while since I have enjoyed the day-to-day sessions of training.”last_img read more

The Collingwood Group Chairman Debates Fed Rate Hike

first_img Share Federal Open Market Committee Federal Reserve Interest Rate Increase The Collingwood Group 2015-11-30 Staff Writer November 30, 2015 554 Views in Government, Headlines, Newscenter_img With one last opportunity to raise rates this year, many believe that the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) just may follow though with an obscure promise made in the last meeting in October.The final meeting, set to take place December 15th-16th, will be the huge unveiling as to whether or not the Fed will raise interest rates. Much of the pressure surrounding this decision is stemming from the upcoming November jobs report set to be released this Friday.However, as the job reports have been mostly positive in recent months, the Friday report is likely to be good enough to initiate the rate hike.The Collingwood Group Chairman Tim Rood debated the possible rate hike in December and other topics on Fox Business Network’s Cavuto. The Collingwood Group Chairman Debates Fed Rate Hikelast_img read more

British Airways pilots set to strike as Court of Appeal rejects injunction

first_imgOlderAtlantis Aquaventure prepares for blockbuster summer pool party Pilots at British Airways are set to strike this summer after the Court of Appeal rejected calls for an injunction against industrial action from the carrier. The British Airline Pilots’ Association voted in favour of industrial action on July 22nd.The move followed three days of negotiations which failed to resolve a dispute over pay and conditions. BA-owner International Airlines Group had sought an injunction to prevent the strike in the High Court, but it was overturned.The airline then appealed and the Court of Appeal, which ruled against the carrier today.ADVERTISEMENTThis opens the way for the pilots to name dates for a potential strike, which would likely fall in August. However, the pilots’ union has not yet announced any strike dates. It is also is required by law to provide British Airways with 14 days’ notice of any proposed strike action.The British Airline Pilots’ Association teamed up with other unions Unite and GMB to submit a joint pay claim in November.Then in July, British Airways offered pilots a pay increase worth 11.5 per cent over three years, which was accepted by Unite and GMB but rejected by the pilots’ union.BALPA general secretary, Brian Strutton, said following the decision: “British Airways’ attempt to defeat the democratic view of their pilots in court, rather than deal with us across the negotiating table, has sadly wasted huge amounts of time and money that could have been put into finding a peaceful resolution.“Now the window for negotiation and compromise is closing fast.” NewerHesperia Investment Group to acquire La Manga Club, Spainlast_img read more