Minnesota United traded longtime club cornerstone Christian Ramirez to the Los Angeles FC in exchange for up to $1 million on Monday night, the Loons confirmed. United announced that sending away the highest-scoring player in club history will net Minnesota a guaranteed total of $800,000 from two Major League Soccer funds, with an additional $200,000 to Minnesota if Ramirez meets performance benchmarks with the expansion MLS club across this year and 2019, a source said. The cash breakdown to Minnesota this year is $250,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) and $100,000 in more-meaningful Targeted Allocation Money (TAM). Next year, Minnesota will receive $250,000 in GAM and $200,000 in TAM. Minnesota United will have about two days to potentially spend some of this haul on other roster needs before the MLS summer transfer window closes Wednesday. Loons sporting director Manny Lagos will be available in Blaine on Tuesday to discuss this deal and their outlook for the rest of the … [Read more...] about Minnesota United trades forward Christian Ramirez to Los Angeles
Lucas Aulbach Louisville Courier Journal Published 11:05 p.m. UTC Aug 7, 2018 To the surprise of no one who watched him at the University of Louisville, Teddy Bridgewater has reportedly looked like a starter during summer practices with the New York Jets. So who’s going to give him a shot? Bridgewater is caught up in a three-man race with rookie Sam Darnold and veteran Josh McCown to start the season under center for New York. Darnold is the future. McCown is the past — and potentially present, if Darnold isn’t deemed ready by coaches. But Bridgewater, inexplicably signed by the Jets in the offseason just days before they would trade up in the draft for a quarterback, has gone from afterthought to someone who has the potential to help an NFL team win games. And on a relatively cheap one-year deal, he could also be a coveted trade target for another QB-needy team outside of New York. Read more: Louisville football has found 'the guy' in running backs competition … [Read more...] about Who could trade for Teddy Bridgewater if the Jets make him available?
A burger van owner claims the council is being “deliberately mean” and “unfair” for banning food stalls from a popular balloon fiesta viewpoint. A Bristol City Council spokesperson said it has changed its policy due to safety and congestion concerns. Paul Thatcher has been selling burgers and refreshments on Bedminster Down during the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta for more than a decade. The trader says he and one other food van usually pitch up on the South Bristol site during the morning and evening ascents across the four-day festival to offer balloon enthusiasts the chance to buy food and drink. But this year, Mr Thatcher says he was surprised to find out the council are not permitting street trading licences for the 2018 festival. Food for thought “I just think it is deliberately mean,” said Mr Thatcher. “I have been on that site for years and years and my mother before me. “It is alright for the council officers who are paid … [Read more...] about ‘Mean’ council won’t let burger van trade during Bristol Balloon Fiesta
A trade war between the US and China is happening above our heads in more ways than one. Watching the news, we see heads of states threaten each other with numbers with too many zeros to count. These threats of hundreds of billions of dollars in tariffs in reality mean anything up to 25 per cent lumped on to imported goods. It’s a global power play that can only end with the little guy losing out. Those in the business of manufacturing goods are only interested in one thing – profit. They will locate their businesses where they can find the sweet spot between price and skill. The highest quality product at the cheapest price. Yet that sweet spot can swing like a pendulum when the price of doing business is factored in. A new tariff or increased labour costs upset the balance and the pendulum moves that factory to another land and location. The more susceptible we are to global fluctuations like this, the harder it will be for us to retain decent jobs in the UK. Brexit … [Read more...] about We can’t get dragged into dirty trade wars we have no chance of winning
7 August 2018 • 11:16am Oil prices rally above $74 per barrel as US reinstates sanctions on Iran Trumps warns that countries doing business with Iran will not trade with the US Iran president: Sanctions are "psychological warfare" Trump going it alone against China could cost the US dear Project Macron has lost its va va voom The shotgun marriage that could revive Deutsche Bank To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register for free Register for free to continue reading this article Register Or unlock all Premium articles. Free for 30 days, then just £1 per week Start trial Start an annual subscription and receive a Fitbit Versa, worth £199 View all subscription options | Already have an … [Read more...] about Trump warns allies against trading with Iran as oil prices rally on US restarting sanctions