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The province of Quebec, in eastern Canada, will impose a new health tax in the coming weeks on those who are not vaccinated against COVID-19, Quebec Premier François Legault said on Tuesday.

“We are working on a health contribution for all adults who refuse to be vaccinated,” said Legault, adding that the vaccine is the “key to fighting the virus”.

Unvaccinated “clogged” hospitals

Legault said that the unvaccinated represent a “financial burden for all Quebecers” because they “clog” Quebec hospitals.

The amount of the fine has not yet been decided, but Legault clarified that it would be “significant” and that it would not be less than 100 Canadian dollars (70 €, 79.50 $).

He said those who are not medically vaccinated would be exempt from the penalty.

What is the coronavirus situation in Quebec?

Quebec has a high vaccination rate, with only 10% of the population not having been vaccinated.

The unvaccinated represented 50% of people in intensive care, according to the premier of Quebec.

90% of the Quebec population is vaccinated

Quebec is struggling to contain a new wave of infections caused by the omicron variant of the coronavirus. On December 30, Quebec announced new restrictions, including a 10 p.m. curfew and a ban on private gatherings.

Quebec has also announced that it has no choice but to allow some essential workers to continue working even after testing positive for COVID-19 to avoid staff shortages.

2,742 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 and 255 people are in intensive care in Quebec. The province has 8 million inhabitants.

Quebec has the highest coronavirus death toll in all of Canada, at 12,028. The province reported 62 more deaths on Tuesday.

sdi / aw (AP, AFP, Reuters, dpa)

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It’s official! ZBrush is now part of the Maxon family | Your money https://berlin-stay.com/its-official-zbrush-is-now-part-of-the-maxon-family-your-money/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 18:41:46 +0000 https://berlin-stay.com/its-official-zbrush-is-now-part-of-the-maxon-family-your-money/

FRIEDRICHSDORF, Germany – (BUSINESS WIRE) – January 11, 2022–

Maxon, developer of professional 3D software solutions, is pleased to announce the completion of all financial and regulatory requirements for the acquisition of all assets of Pixologic, creators of the Oscar-winning ZBrush sculpting and painting software. As an added benefit, the entire ZBrush team has already joined Maxon, bringing decades of expertise to the 3D industry. This decision appropriately complements Maxon’s product line and firmly positions the company as an industry leader in delivering superior creative tools to digital artists to the 16 billion 3D animation industry. ‘euros. *

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Maxon announced the completion of all financial and regulatory requirements for the acquisition of all assets of Pixologic, creators of the Oscar-winning ZBrush sculpting and painting software. (Graphic: Business Wire)

No disruption is expected for the ongoing development of ZBrush after the acquisition. Nonetheless, collaboration with Maxon’s development team, access to and potential integrations into its other technologies are expected to bring greater innovation and expanded capabilities to ZBrush and the entire product line. Maxon. Additionally, the inclusion of the ZBrush team ensures better marketing, training and support resources.

“We are delighted to start working with the Maxon team,” said Ofer Alon, founder and visionary of Pixologic. “Our synergies are undeniable – the two companies share a strong tradition of exceptional products, innovation and a passion for serving the creative community.”

“I am delighted to see how this alliance will influence, evolve and enrich all of our product offerings,” said David McGavran, CEO of Maxon. “Our goal isn’t just to transform creative workflows; we aspire to revolutionize the industry.

Immediate impact: price and availability

Until further notice, ZBrush’s pricing remains unchanged after the acquisition is completed. Customers can continue to purchase ZBrush through their usual sales channels, including the ZBrush online store.

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* Research and Markets, Global 3D Animation Market Size, Share & Trend Analysis Report by Technique (3D Modeling, Visual Effects), by Component, by Deployment (On Premise, On Demand), by Usage segment final and forecast, 2021 -2028, June 2021 – More information

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ZBrush is used by respected film studios, game developers, designers, advertisers, illustrators, and scientists around the world. The best creators in the industry have used ZBrush for almost every major franchise, including Dune, Star Wars, Avatar, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit and more. Its versatility has also made it an integral part of animated feature films such as Frozen, Moana, Raya and the Last Dragon, and Encanto. ZBrush has also been widely used in Triple A games including Fortnite, God of War franchise, Uncharted franchise, Assassin’s Creed franchise, Far Cry franchise

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Exceptional oil and gas tax will help our manufacturing sector shine brighter https://berlin-stay.com/exceptional-oil-and-gas-tax-will-help-our-manufacturing-sector-shine-brighter/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 17:40:26 +0000 https://berlin-stay.com/exceptional-oil-and-gas-tax-will-help-our-manufacturing-sector-shine-brighter/

Bill Esterson, MP

3 minutes to read

Millions of families in the UK are facing a cost of living crisis, with rapidly rising inflation, higher taxes and energy bills could rise by £ 700 or more when the government raises the cap energy prices in April.

And although there is a global gas price crisis, the failure of conservative energy policies over the past decade has left us with unique exposure.

Along with security and respect, one of the tenets of Labor’s ambition for Britain is prosperity, as everyone should have the opportunity to thrive and earn a living.

That’s why Labor this week announced a one-off tax on North Sea oil and gas producers who take advantage of these price hikes – to help fund additional support for households struggling with the burden of l increase in bills.

Our support will begin with a reduction in VAT on household gas and electricity bills. But we know that just as people are in trouble, so are businesses.

Labor will work with industry to reduce Britain’s dependence on imported gas by increasing investment in local renewables and nuclear

Across the country, there are hundreds of energy-intensive companies in around 70 different sectors. The ceramics, steel, woodwork and malt used in making whiskey and beer are just a few examples. All of them rely on high energy consumption.

Since 2019, just like households, UK builders have faced a huge fivefold in the price of gas.

High energy prices have cost UK steelmakers an additional £ 90million this year and £ 345million over the past six years – the equivalent of almost two years of capital investment.

And on average, UK producers pay 61 percent more than their German counterparts for electricity, and 51 percent more than the French.

Yet the Conservative government refuses to act, jeopardizing thousands of jobs and undermining communities across the country.

Work has a plan. We would allocate a £ 600million contingency fund from the windfall oil and gas tax to support our energy-intensive businesses and industries in the short-term pain of rising energy costs.

And in the long run, Labor will work with industry to reduce Britain’s dependence on imported gas by increasing investment in local renewables and nuclear.

We will support UK manufacturers by investing up to £ 3bn to make the steel industry green, and we will support UK businesses by removing trade tariffs and replacing them with a fairer system for the 21st century.

The Conservatives have failed to support industries time and time again. Steel is a great example of a sector that they have allowed to melt away over the years. In the early 1970s, there were 320,000 jobs in steel. Today, there are only 33,700.

This month, steel producers were warned of looming danger to the industry due to the government’s failure to negotiate an end to unfair U.S. tariffs. Just yesterday, Business Secretary Lee Rowley told me the government refuses to require UK produced steel to be used in all government contracts.

It is a total abdication of responsibility. But there is hope.

Work can and will support industry. We know that energy costs are one of the most pressing issues facing steel and other energy intensive sectors.

We have a plan to support our industry, buy more, manufacture more and sell more in Britain and keep our economy running at full speed.

And our £ 600million contingency plan is just the start of a brighter future for UK industry based on the security, prosperity and respect everyone in Britain deserves.

Bill Esterson is the Labor MP for Sefton Central and the shadow minister for business and industry.

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The research report of Foreign exchange services market provides a top-down analysis of crucial aspects such as growth drivers, key challenges and opportunities that will impact industry trends during the forecast period. In depth, it explores the geographical landscape of the market, with emphasis on essential factors such as accumulated sales, earned revenues, growth rate and regional market prospects. Apart from this, the industry is also studied from the point of view of the terrain of the product and the spectrum of application.

In addition, the study elucidates the industry’s competitive hierarchy and provides accurate data on manufacturing and production processes, product pricing, net income, sales, acquisitions, partnerships and strategies. growth of large companies.

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  • According to the report, the application spectrum is segmented in PC terminal, mobile terminal, geographically, the detailed production analysis, the trade of the following countries is covered in Chapter 4.2, 5: United States, Europe, China. , Japan and India.
  • It provides a granular assessment of each application’s market share along with their expected growth rate over the projected period.
  • The competitive hierarchy of the size of the foreign exchange services market is defined by Western Union Business Solutions, Moneycorp, Global Reach Group, WorldFirst UK Ltd, OPT, Currencies Direct Ltd, Foreign Currency Direct, HiFX and AFEX.
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  • The report fragments the regional currency exchange market landscape in the United States, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, Korea South, Australia, Thailand, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, South Africa, Egypt, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
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🌱 More money for DIA + Fire victims feel “lucky” + Perlmutter Out https://berlin-stay.com/%f0%9f%8c%b1-more-money-for-dia-fire-victims-feel-lucky-perlmutter-out/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 12:46:43 +0000 https://berlin-stay.com/%f0%9f%8c%b1-more-money-for-dia-fire-victims-feel-lucky-perlmutter-out/

This email newsletter is for you! It’s Tuesday, so let’s start with what’s happening today in Lakewood and surrounding areas.


Tuesday’s weather: Periods of clouds and sun. High: 48 Low: 32.


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Here are the five best stories in Lakewood today:

  1. Denver City Council votes 10 to 3 in favor of major $ 1.3 billion airport contracts. The approval paves the way for the completion of the long-delayed Great Hall upgrade. The plan’s goal is to accommodate more passengers and modernize check-in areas, including a new security checkpoint at the airport. This will bring the final cost of the renovation to over $ 2 billion. Council members voting against the massive spending bill suggested the process behind the contracts was not transparent enough. (Denverite)
  2. Residents feel “lucky” with what they have, but those who lost their homes in the Marshall fire find it hard to imagine the future. With thousands displaced, many residents of Louisville and Superior fear that they will not be able to find housing in the area to accommodate them, and for so many families with school-aged children, find affordable housing in the same district. school will likely be a challenge. (CPR)
  3. Colorado Governor outlines top legislative priorities for 2022. Colorado’s skyrocketing cost of living and rising crime are high on Gov. Jared Polis’ list of priorities for the 2022 legislative session that begins tomorrow. (US News)
  4. Rep. Perlmutter says he won’t be running again in November. On Monday, Democratic Representative Ed Perlmutter announced he would not seek re-election in a competitive district in the western suburbs of Denver, making him the 26th Democrat to step down from the House. (PA)
  5. Let the Water War Begin – Nebraska plans to spend $ 500 million to reclaim Colorado water. Nebraska is considering invoking its rights under the South Platte River Compact, as Colorado’s plans for the river could reduce water flows in Nebraska by up to 90%, which would impact agricultural industries in state, as well as the water supply to Omaha and Lincoln. (Yahoo)

Today in Lakewood:

  • Wheat Ridge Trade Association: Monthly meeting (7:30 am)
  • Virtual first aid in mental health: Golden Chamber of Commerce (9h)
  • Baby time: Lakewood Library. (9:15 am)
  • New member mingle: West metro room. (5 p.m.)
  • VIBE @ FIVE: Social event after opening hours. (5 p.m.)
  • Fifteen things to do for free in Denver this week. (Westword)

From my notebook:

  • Skiing documentary tells the story of a ski race held just weeks after Germany surrendered in WWII by the ski troops of the 10th Mountain Division. “Mission Mt. Mangart” will be screened at Boulder Theater January 12. The film is written, directed, edited and produced by CU Alum Chris Anthony. (Cimone2000)
  • Who is hiring in Lakewood: Latest Jobs This Week (Patch)

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You are now in the know and ready to start this Tuesday! See you on Wednesday morning for another edition of the Lakewood Daily. – Brad K. Evans

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‘Operation Mad Money’ reveals links between illegal weed and GTA Real Estate https://berlin-stay.com/operation-mad-money-reveals-links-between-illegal-weed-and-gta-real-estate/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 00:58:27 +0000 https://berlin-stay.com/operation-mad-money-reveals-links-between-illegal-weed-and-gta-real-estate/

There are now calls for a public inquiry and increased transparency after a drug and money laundering investigation called “Operation Mad Money” shows links to the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Investigation reveals links between illegal marijuana sales and Toronto’s searing real estate market, such as CTV News Toronto reports.

Led by the Calgary Police Department, “Operation Mad Money” has spread from British Columbia (BC) and Toronto to China. The investigation is part of an initiative to seize millions of suspected drug-related profits that have resulted in money service businesses in the GTA. Those dollars were then transferred from those businesses to people trying to buy homes in the area.

For potential first-time homebuyers whose prices are rising in the GTA, this news – and the reality that laundered money could be responsible for raising already sky-high home prices – is striking. particularly strong.

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The extent of the impact of dirty money on the GTA market still unknown

As reported by CTV, Garry Clement, a retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer and money laundering expert, said Ontario should take a page from British Columbia’s book and demand a public inquiry to reveal the extent of the impact of laundered money on the province’s increasingly inaccessible housing market. In British Columbia, a public inquiry called the Cullen Commission on Money Laundering found a 5% (!) Increase in house prices following a scheme whereby drug money was laundered by through government-licensed casinos.

But Peter German, acting director of the Vancouver Anti-Corruption Institute, says an investigation isn’t necessarily the end and the end – far from it. German is a lawyer and former RCMP Deputy Commissioner and is well known for his reports for the Province of British Columbia, “Dirty Money” and “Dirty Money – Part 2”, which are part of the mandate of the Cullen Commission. .

“Public inquiries are designed to shed light on a problem and propose solutions; they’re not a panacea, ”says German. “The downside is that they can be time consuming and expensive, and their recommendations may not be timely. The Charbonneau Commission in Quebec was a notable exception. If the government already knows what the problem is, it may be better to develop a framework to deal with it. This would include prevention and law enforcement.

Real estate connection found when buying an infiltration pot

Well it is safe to say that the “Mad Money Operation” definitely found a problem.

According to an Ontario Supreme Court petition, “Operation Mad Money” began when a Calgary police officer purchased marijuana from the illegal BudExpressNow and Cheapweed websites.

Court documents reveal unlicensed sites have made over $ 3 million in revenue through feed accounts. Electronic bank transfers came with explanatory notes such as “weed guy” and “ed and bills”. Law enforcement officials saw the funds deposited into bank accounts in Edmonton, then tracked some of that money to three properties outside of Vancouver where it was used to pay $ 1.38 million in bills. electricity.

Of course, these weren’t regular electricity bills we’re talking about. While these cannabis-filled properties did indeed have licenses from Health Canada to cultivate around 5,000 marijuana plants, a police raid in 2020 revealed almost four times as many. The British Columbia Office of Civil Forfeiture is currently applying to seize these properties.

According to CTV, in documents filed in Superior Court, authorities say the profits from the operation ended up in the hands of money-services companies in the GTA who sent money to interested Chinese nationals in enter Toronto’s lucrative real estate market. The documents allege that Chinese nationals refunded money to China, bypassing Chinese currency controls that prevent easy withdrawal of money in another country.

Now the Attorney General of Ontario is asking for the seizure of approximately $ 3.7 million in bank accounts that allegedly contain money generated from illegal sales of marijuana. The accounts reveal suspicious activity, according to the court’s request, with a tendency for large deposits made in round numbers.

The allegations are currently before a civil court.

In a recent court hearing, a lawyer for one of the money recipients said they were “innocent bystanders” and believed everything to be legal. They had no idea the money deposited into their accounts was from illegal weed, the lawyer said, according to CTV.

Whether they know it or not, the reality remains that the dirty money trail leads directly to the booming real estate market in the GTA. And, in a market characterized by declining supply and record prices, that does a disservice to today’s young buyers.

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Unfortunately, there is more money laundered in the Canadian real estate market than Canadians realize, warns German.

Discovering the “Toronto model”

“We highlighted the Vancouver model in ‘Dirty Money’. “Mad Money” may mirror the Toronto model, ”German explains. “What we are seeing now in Ontario seems to be very similar to what we have seen in Vancouver, except that casinos may not be part of the equation. In “Dirty Money,” we warned that money service businesses, cryptocurrency, cannabis, and most cash-based businesses can be vulnerable and can be used in conjunction with underground bankers. “

The solution to preventing dirty money from entering the real estate market centers on transparency, German says.

“It is essential to know who is the beneficial owner of an asset; British Columbia just created Canada’s first beneficial ownership registry, ”said German. “To be effective, the information entered in a land (or corporate) register must be verified or verifiable, otherwise the nickname of” waste in – waste out “may apply. Records should also be public, subject to narrowly defined restrictions, to allow scrutiny by the media and interested parties. “

In addition, German says it is essential that all components of the real estate market be subject to regulatory oversight by FinTRAC, Canada’s financial intelligence unit, and provincial regulators. “Finally, law enforcement must have the resources and training to tackle real estate money laundering cases,” he said.

From the rumors, the time to talk seriously about it was probably yesterday. In the meantime, GTA can use whatever help they can get to cool their out of control market. The crackdown on dirty real estate money is just one piece of the puzzle.

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On what does the future success of the common currency depend? https://berlin-stay.com/on-what-does-the-future-success-of-the-common-currency-depend/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 17:25:51 +0000 https://berlin-stay.com/on-what-does-the-future-success-of-the-common-currency-depend/

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The first euro banknotes and coins entered circulation 20 years ago. Although the exchange rates of almost all participating countries had already been fixed two years earlier, only the introduction of the euro marked the irreversible economic integration of Europe. Because after the creation of the single monetary policy and the introduction of hundreds of tons of euro cash, a return to national currencies would have ended in disaster for the European Union and its member states.

The global financial crisis and the euro crisis have shown that the single market will not work without the common currency, the euro – one of the reasons being the differences in exchange rates. Even if the euro has not displaced the dollar from first place in the world monetary system, it protects European economies from external shocks, that is, from the negative impacts of the world economy.


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Additionally, monetary integration has shown its benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Without the euro, some Member States would not only face a supply and demand crisis, but also a severe weakening of their currencies, which could even lead to a currency crisis. This would make the fight against the pandemic and support for employment with public money extremely difficult.

EU citizens seem to appreciate the stabilizing effect of the common currency. According to the Eurobarometer survey of May 2021, 80% of those questioned think that the euro is good for the EU; 70% think the euro is good for their own country.

In addition, membership of the euro area is seen as attractive: Croatia will most likely join the euro area in 2023. Bulgaria also aspires to join. Due to the decline in confidence in the currencies of Poland and Hungary, the introduction of the euro could become a realistic scenario in the event of a change of government in these countries.

A long list of reforms

Despite these developments, many problems in the euro area remain unsolved 20 years after the change of currency. The fundamental dilemma is between risk sharing and risk elimination. The question is how many more structural reforms Member States need to undertake before deeper integration of the euro area, which implies greater risk-sharing between Member States, can take place. In the banking sector, for example, the challenge is to improve the financial health of banks, that is to say, among other measures, to increase their capitalization and to reduce the level of non-performing loans before a common deposit insurance system can be created.

A second problem is the relationship between monetary policy and fiscal policy. Currently, the European Central Bank is the main stabilizer of the euro area’s public debt, which has risen considerably due to the pandemic, and it will remain so by reinvesting its holdings in government bonds until at least 2024. However , an alternative solution is needed to stabilize the euro area debt market.

Joint debt guarantees, as recently proposed by France and Italy, must be combined with incentives to modernize the economies, especially those of the southern euro countries. In this context, it is important to keep in mind the limits of fiscal policy, which is now too often seen as the magic cure for all economic policy problems. The question of the number of rules and the degree of flexibility needed in the euro area is linked to fiscal policy.

Lively discussions are expected this year on the corresponding changes to the budgetary rules. Indeed, there is a great deal of mistrust between the countries of the north and the south of the euro zone, which is mainly due to the different levels of performance of the economies and to the differing views on economic policy. Persistent inflation and problems implementing the NextGenerationEU stimulus plan, which is supposed to cushion the economic and societal damage linked to the coronavirus, could exacerbate disparities in economic performance and therefore also disagreements within the euro area.

The euro crisis has shown that turmoil in one Member State can have fatal consequences for the entire currency area. In the years to come, however, the biggest challenge for the euro area will not be the situation in small member states like Greece, but in the largest of them. The economies of Italy, France and Germany, which account for almost 65% of the euro area’s gross domestic product, are difficult to reform with their complex territorial structures and growing political fragmentation. At the same time, these economies lack real convergence.

A decisive factor for the further development of the euro currency project will be whether the transformation of their economic models is successful under the influence of the digital revolution, the climate crisis and demographic change.

*[This article was originally published by the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), which advises the German government and Bundestag on all questions relating to foreign and security policy.]

The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Fair Observer.

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Germany urges Malaysian owner to help save ailing shipyard | Your money https://berlin-stay.com/germany-urges-malaysian-owner-to-help-save-ailing-shipyard-your-money/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 14:43:59 +0000 https://berlin-stay.com/germany-urges-malaysian-owner-to-help-save-ailing-shipyard-your-money/

BERLIN (AP) – The German government on Monday called on Malaysia-based Genting Group to contribute financially to the rescue of a shipyard it bought five years ago in northern Germany.

The shipyard, MV Werften, filed for bankruptcy on Monday after experiencing financial difficulties over the construction of a huge cruise liner, German news agency dpa reported.

Germany has said it is ready to discuss granting massive state aid to the shipyard to prevent it from sinking, leading to the loss of 1,900 jobs in the northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, in economic crisis.

But a spokeswoman for the Economics Ministry has made it clear that she expects Genting, majority owned by Malaysian billionaire Lim Kok Thay, to help with the rescue effort.

“The condition is that an adequate contribution be made on the side of the owners if we are going to talk about 600 million euros (678 million dollars) of federal money,” spokeswoman Nina Marie Guettler told reporters. in Berlin.

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The cups are the currency Manchester United should deal with https://berlin-stay.com/the-cups-are-the-currency-manchester-united-should-deal-with/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 20:30:00 +0000 https://berlin-stay.com/the-cups-are-the-currency-manchester-united-should-deal-with/

It was the overall defeat of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The nickname he couldn’t put out. And one of the blatant underperformances that was displayed by critics when he was sacked. That Solskjaer failed to win a trophy was a growing source of angst and frustration for Manchester United.

A club of United’s stature shouldn’t go four seasons without silverware, although it should be remembered that there are only three domestic cups to be won each season plus a European for the participants. Yet what undermined Solskjaer’s tenure the most was that he led United to five semi-finals but only one final, which they lost.

This is the level of Manchester city, and Liverpool and Chelsea, that United are struggling to provide a reasonable record for premier league title hopes in the very near future. And this despite the huge expense incurred to build one of the highest paid teams in history. Nonetheless, actions on the pitch show United should be focusing on the cups for this season.

Breaking down their recent hoodoo provides an added incentive, as does the idea that the interim manager Ralf rangnick needs to be more assertive in his newly acquired team. A race in a cup competition should not be called off by the German coach even if the pressure from above is to reach a top four in the Premier league.

Winning trophies is something United have been doing for a long time, but not enough in recent seasons. While Solskjaer was still in charge in September, United left the League Cup in the third round against West Ham United at Old Trafford. Strong team rotation has in part led to this early arrival of a competition United should strive to win.

Tonight’s FA Cup third round match with Aston Villa should be seen as another opportunity for Rangnick and United to maneuver each other along another avenue of trophies. Yes, in the league United have won three, drawn and lost one in the five games since Rangnick arrived in early December, but there has been little improvement overall, both in terms of performance. team than individual performance.

A cutting game, therefore, should not immediately adorn a less meaningful mantra. United crave success and while the league is one path, the FA Cup – along with European competition – is another. In addition, one race in one competition can fuel the other. “We have to start playing well and winning, ” Harry maguire, the United captain, said last week.

This team finished second last year and we have a better and bigger team this year, so we have to show the right attitude. We have big players on the team; leaders. I’m tired of repeating myself but it can’t go on like this – you have to have a good run, starting on Monday.

Confusion begins to reign

For Rangnick’s sake, and his mid-term prospects as club manager, he could benefit from a recovery. After the defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers, the German coach was asked whether players still adhere to his methods – after only a month in charge! – and he stood firm despite the unconvincing displays.

I can only tell you about the team – obviously I don’t know the atmosphere inside the club,Rangnick said on Friday. “I can only talk about the players, the locker rooms, the technical staff: everyone was very disappointed after the match, the result and the performance, especially in the first half.

Now we have four days of training, yesterday, today, tomorrow, the day after tomorrow before the Aston Villa game and my job, our job, is to make sure we show a different performance against Aston Villa. “

There are questions regarding the narrow 4-2-2-2 system that is used and the way his team tries to squeeze their opponents. The substitution of the anime Mason Greenwood Against Wolves booed the crowd at Old Trafford, but when Bruno Fernandes came and played well there were cheers. Confusion, at all club levels, seems to reign for the moment.

Ultimately, the results are the hard currency that United and Rangnick will be judged against, but waste the chance against Steven gerrardon the side of Villa well drilled this evening and another opportunity will have passed them by.

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German vaccine mandate could take months to elapse, parties say | Your money https://berlin-stay.com/german-vaccine-mandate-could-take-months-to-elapse-parties-say-your-money/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 14:39:55 +0000 https://berlin-stay.com/german-vaccine-mandate-could-take-months-to-elapse-parties-say-your-money/

BERLIN (AP) – Ruling parties in Germany are putting the brakes on mandatory coronavirus vaccination plans, saying it may take months for lawmakers to properly debate the contentious measure in parliament.

The Berlin daily Tagesspiegel quoted Dirk Wiese, deputy chairman of the Social Democrats parliamentary group, on Sunday as saying that the Bundestag should aim to complete its deliberations on the vaccines mandate in the first quarter of 2022.

Green Party caucus leader Britta Hasselmann told media group Funke the first debate could take place at the end of January.

With few parliamentary sessions in February, that could mean that the lower house will not pass a bill until the end of March. Germany’s upper house, Bundesrat, would then take up the matter in April, meaning it could enter into force no earlier than a month later.

Tagesspiegel said implementation could be delayed until June to ensure technical conditions, such as a national vaccine registry, are in place.

In November, Chancellor Olaf Scholz predicted “A general mandate on vaccines that will come into effect next year, in February or early March, and for which everyone can prepare now. “

Among those opposing a mandate on vaccines are some members of the Free Democrats, who are part of the ruling coalition, and the former German health minister who pledged last summer not to introduce general mandate on vaccines. Political leaders have agreed to let lawmakers vote according to their own conscience rather than party lines on the issue.

The impending tenure was also a rallying point for vocal anti-vaccine activists who took part in protests against Germany’s pandemic restrictions. Some recent protests have turned violent, with protesters attacking police after being ordered to disperse.

Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said he did not want to speculate on when the vaccine’s mandate might go into effect, but acknowledged that it would likely come too late to prevent the latest highly contagious variant of the virus from s ‘to install.

“With mandatory vaccinations, we won’t be able to really aggressively stop the omicron wave we’re going through now,” Lauterbach told public broadcaster ARD.

“What we can do with compulsory vaccination, which is why I remain a strong supporter of a vaccine mandate, is to avoid facing the same problem in the fall with a variant that could be much more dangerous” , did he declare.

Almost 72% of Germans are considered “fully vaccinated”, while 42.3% have received an additional booster.

The German disease control agency has reported 36,552 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours and 77 deaths.

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