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Introducing the All-Flash Dell EMC ScaleIO Ready Node:  Transforming Your Data Center Just Became Easier

By on February 27, 2021

first_imgToday marks an exciting day for Software-Defined Storage (SDS) and all-flash customers. Today, we unveil Dell EMC ScaleIO Ready Node powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, comprised of modern Dell PowerEdge Servers pre-qualified and pre-configured to run ScaleIO Software to provide a software defined, all-flash storage foundation for your modern data center – there is no need for a separate SAN network or array.Lessons learned from web-scale deployments about hardware simplicity, pervasive virtualization, provisioning and management commonality, and containerization are paving the way for widespread adoption of software-defined storage in an effort to modernize the data center.The Dell PowerEdge server configurations have been tuned and optimized to run ScaleIO, ensuring enterprise customers attain the premier levels of performance possible with this hardware configuration. Dell PowerEdge Servers also provide the proven reliability and manageability necessary to be the foundation of an enterprise class SDS solution. Key features include:Next-Generation ScaleIO Ready Node Hardware—Key Facts:Based on 13th Generation Dell PowerEdge serversProven enterprise class reliability and manageabilityUtilizing the latest generation Intel’s Broadwell ProcessorsConfigurations tuned and optimized for ScaleIODesigned for hyper-converged or storage-only environmentsAll-Flash ConfigurationsChoice of high-density and high-capacity All-Flash configurations for mission critical applicationsEnhanced Caching LayerIntegration with SanDisk DAS Cache making the most actively used data readily accessible on HDD configurationsBroadest Operating System and Hypervisor CompatibilityTested and supported for use with VMware ESX, Linux and Windows Server (Hyper-V)World Class SupportA single vendor, world-class support model for both the hardware and softwareOur interactions with customers have shown that customers are looking for a purpose-built solution to support their mission-critical application workloads delivering scale, performance, elasticity and resiliency. This solution should offer flexibility of choice when it comes to deployment models, configurations and broad support for operating systems and hypervisors. This solution also should be pre-configured, qualified and supported by a single vendor.The All-Flash Dell EMC ScaleIO Ready Node fits the bill. Customers may start with as few as three nodes and scale out seamlessly and non-disruptively to over one thousand nodes, making it the perfect foundation for private cloud infrastructures. Enterprise customers can reap the benefits of deployment simplicity, cost containment, high performance and operational ease.Historically, having server-based flash led to poor resource utilization because performance and capacity were only supporting local applications. Today, with the power of software defined storage in ScaleIO Ready Nodes, the ability to abstract, pool, and automate storage devices across a multitude of servers, and in turn allocate as little or as much performance and capacity as needed to individual applications, is just as easy as allocating compute and memory resources in a virtualized environment.A decade ago, hypervisor technology vastly improved the operational simplicity and flexibility of compute resources, making it efficient to allocate the right amount of CPU and memory from a common pool, and to maintain and update that pool over time.  ScaleIO and ScaleIO Ready Nodes deliver that same operational simplicity, and that same ability to efficiently pool and allocate resources to the world of storage – all under software control.  The result is an increasingly efficient data center.  One that is easier to build, easier to maintain, completely flexible, and insanely powerful.  The promise of the private cloud is being delivered.Learn more about ScaleIO Ready Node, available today. Follow @DellEMCScaleIO on Twitter, or try ScaleIO software – for free.Ultrabook, Celeron, Celeron Inside, Core Inside, Intel, Intel Logo, Intel Atom, Intel Atom Inside, Intel Core, Intel Inside, Intel Inside Logo, Intel vPro, Itanium, Itanium Inside, Pentium, Pentium Inside, vPro Inside, Xeon, Xeon Phi, and Xeon Inside are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.last_img read more

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Virus aid, no new taxes top US gambling industry 2021 goals

By on February 8, 2021

first_imgATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. gambling industry wants additional financial aid from the next round of coronavirus stimulus legislation, and promises to fight new or higher taxes on its operations as it works to recover from the pandemic. Bill Miller, president of the American Gaming Association, says the industry also wants liability protections as it continues to reopen amid the virus outbreak, and would like to see federal stimulus of tourism, including meetings and conventions. In an online speech Thursday, Miller predicted the gambling industry’s fortunes will improve this year, particularly in the second half, as more people become immunized and economic activity picks up.last_img read more

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Kristin Chenoweth to Talk Failed Romances & Her Wild Childhood on Oprah: Where Are They Now?

By on January 18, 2021

first_img Chenoweth will reprise the role of eccentric performer April Rhodes on the 100th episode of Glee. She won a Tony for her performance in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown and an Emmy for Pushing Daisies. Her additional Broadway credits include Wicked, Promises, Promises, The Apple Tree, Epic Proportions and Steel Pier—we’re keeping our fingers crossed that we’ll see her in a rumored production of Hello, Dolly! within the next two years. Star Files View Comments Well, we obviously know what Kristin Chenoweth has been up to for the last few years (starring on GCB, saying Yes to the Dress and performing sold out concerts, of course), but we’re not complaining that she is set to appear on the newest episode of OWN’s Oprah: Where Are They Now. The Tony-winning dynamo will feature alongside Gary Busey and the fab five from Queer Eye For the Straight Guy on January 3.center_img On the new episode, Chenoweth will chat with Oprah about her bad girl childhood and almost making the trip to the altar. Twice. The series, which debuted in October 2012, reunites viewers with The Oprah Winfrey Show’s most popular guests to get updates and stories about their current lives. Judging by the teaser video below, it looks like we’ll be getting a cameo by adorable pup Maddie, too! Kristin Chenowethlast_img read more

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Bradley Cooper, Carole King & More Stars Will Appear at the Tonys

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first_img View Comments They will be joined by Maggie Gyllenhaal, Liev Schreiber, Kate Mara, Zachary Quinto, Zachary Levi, Lucy Liu, Patricia Clarkson, Leighton Meester, Ethan Hawke, Zach Braff, Matt Bomer, Anna Gunn, Tony nominee Audra McDonald, Fran Drescher, Wayne Brady, Emilio Estefan, Kenneth Branagh, Tony Goldwyn, Vera Farmiga and Alessandro Nivola. No word yet on which numbers we’ll be seeing from all our favorite shows of the season, but we can’t wait!center_img Talk about star power! Bradley Cooper, Clint Eastwood, Carole King, Kevin Bacon, Will Ferrell, Emmy Rossum, Gloria Estefan and so many more stars will take the stage at the 2014 Tony Awards. Hosted by Hugh Jackman, the ceremony will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on CBS on June 8.last_img read more

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El Salvador Expands its Training Center for U.N. Peace Missions

By on December 20, 2020

first_imgBy Lorena Baires/Diálogo July 05, 2016 Thanks to the support of the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), the Salvadoran Armed Forces Peace Operations Center (CEOPAZ) opened three modern buildings within its training center for military personnel affiliated with peace keeping operations. The new facilities with allow CEOPAZ to expand training and drills for personnel joining peace operations, as well as provide storage for special equipment used by the different contingents deployed during international United Nations (U.N.) security missions which will strengthen the training process for the peacekeepers. “We appreciate this gesture of friendship and cooperation with the FAES in providing the resources necessary for broadening our capacities and for continuing to train the personnel joining worldwide peace and security missions with quality and professionalism,” said Colonel Manuel Acevedo, Commander of CEOPAZ, during June 7th opening ceremony of the buildings. Construction of the new buildings was made possible by an investment of $1.5 million donated by SOUTHCOM through the Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI). The GPOI is a security assistance program funded by the United States and designed to improve the international capacity to effectively conduct U.N. Peace Support Operations (PSOs). “It is an honor for the Southern Command to deliver these buildings to CEOPAZ, which has had an important role in developing world peace over the past few years,” Colonel Robert Wagner, U.S. military attaché, said during the ceremony. “CEOPAZ is now a world-class center for training new generations of peacekeeping forces.” The GPOI seeks to strengthen the capacity of the FAES to contribute to the U.N. and to highlight the expanded role in peacekeeping operations that El Salvador participates in throughout the world. The servicemen selected to conduct peacekeeping operations will be able to be trained for four months in these new buildings, where personnel will undergo psychological and physical evaluations, receive training on logistics strategies for peacekeeping missions, and take workshops on human rights, force protection and driving armored vehicles. Commissionedand non-commissioned officers, as well as enlisted personnel selected to becomea part of the U.N. Peacekeepers will now enjoy a new site where they will trainand learn specialized skills for international support and securityassignments. (Photo: Gloria Cañas) “This is an important moment in the process of expanding the capacity of CEOPAZ because it will be able to continue its contributions to world peace and train new generations from a modern, world-class space,” Col. Wagner said. CEOPAZ will now be able to receive more than 200 troops per year, although that number may vary based on the needs of each of the operations conducted annually. El Salvador’s minister of defense, General David Munguía Payés, confirmed the commitment of CEOPAZ to pay back the support it received from the international community when El Salvador sought to achieve peace. “The FAES is an entity that raises the dignity of our country’s name at the international level, and its personnel are recognized for their commitment to strengthening world peace,” the minister said on June 16 during the farewell ceremony for the seventh contingent to participate in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). The FAES has contributed 175 servicemen — including commissioned and non-commissioned officers, as well as enlisted and administrative personnel — to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), the MINUSTAH, and the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Dependingon what needs arise for the peacekeeping contingents, the Peace Operations Center (CEOPAZ) of the Salvadoran Armed Forces (FAES) will receive an averageof 200 troops per year at the new facilities. (Photo: Gloria Cañas) In the UNIFIL mission, from June 2008 to the present, the Salvadorans have carried out 6,300 motorized patrol activities, as well as conducting vehicle checks, manning observation posts, and providing security for landing strips and medical care for the civilian Lebanese population at the “Miguel de Cervantes” base. The SALCON VII contingent deployed in MINUSTAH is composed of 44 military officials who have joined the Chile 24 Battalion in the Mechanized Infantry Company. From February 2013 to the present, they have carried out 670 patrol and security activities in the city of Cap-Haïtien to maintain a safe and stable environment. Finally, MINUSMA is composed of 90 Salvadoran military officials who, for the first time, are independently supporting a peacekeeping mission. Since April 2015, the group has conducted more than 4,100 assignments, including patrols, transport, aerial surveillance and reconnaissance, medical transport, and search, rescue and extraction missions.last_img read more

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Justices reveal personalities, philosophies

By on December 19, 2020

first_img August 1, 2003 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular News Justices reveal personalities, philosophies Justices reveal personalities, philosophies Associate Editor“Discussion with the Court,” a q-and-a session sponsored by the Appellate Practice Section at the Bar’s Annual Meeting, brought an informal peek into the personalities and philosophies of the two new Supreme Court justices.Justice Charles Wells turned to Raoul Cantero and said, “I remember last year you sat on the last row and asked some tough questions.”And Justice Kennth Bell, Wells said with a grin, “is from the First Circuit, and that is a part of Florida.”Justice Bell was quick to fling back: “The first part of Florida!”Looking out at the audience, Justice Bell said: “We eagerly await your cross-examination. The thing I did learn coming on this court was my Miranda rights. If you ask a question, I do have the right to remain silent.”Jack Aiello, chair of the Appellate Practice Session, asked what happens when a new justice assumes the bench. He said he knew there was a school for judges, but “is there judicial hazing?”Justice Cantero answered with a smile: “We’re not allowed to discuss that.”Justice Wells interjected: “They must be kind to the elderly.”Justice Bell recalled on his first day on the job: “I was duly escorted to the marshal of the Supreme Court, and I was feted with two boxes of files and a laptop. And I was told to be ready for oral arguments a week from Wednesday. That was the initial training.”Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead, who announced the “crisis had passed” and the governor signed the bill so the court can maintain its education trust fund, said both Cantero and Bell attended the Trial Judges Education Conference.“Perhaps the worst thing about the two of them is they are two good athletes,” Anstead joked.Anstead told the story of inviting Cantero to his noontime basketball game at a downtown church’s gym.“I was assigned to guard him,” Anstead said with a grin. “He made a lay-up and I was in the middle of the court with my drawers down!. . . So yes, we do have hazing, but it’s reverse hazing.”Justice Cantero kept the fun going when he said, “I was worried because I thought you’d ask if I passed the school. The reality is with opinion-writing and collegiality, it’s really learn as you go along. I’ve been fortunate. My colleagues were welcoming and ready to teach me and advise me on which way to rule.”That sparked lots of laughter.“Whenever I had questions about the merits of cases,” Cantero continued, “they were very willing to discuss their opinions with me. We meet with a conference every week. The first time I was there, we all go around and give an opinion on a particular case. It got to me and I didn’t know what to say. I said, ‘I was just having fun here listening to you.’. . . Before I got on the court, I read articles and treatises on the death penalty and on the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. I am still learning. It’s still an upward learning curve.”On a more serious note, a woman from the audience said she has noticed more and more civil cases have been decided without oral arguments and she wondered why.“Are these issues more crystallized or are criminal cases overwhelming the court? Is it bad briefing on our part, and you don’t want to deal with these people?”Justice Cantero answered: “In my short time on the court, I’ve realized 75 percent of oral arguments are in criminal and half of those are death cases. When I get a civil case, I feel like I’m on vacation. I don’t think there’s a particular reason they are not set for argument. We just get more criminal cases than civil.”Justice Peggy Quince encouraged attorneys with civil cases to ask for oral argument.“My experience is a lot of people just don’t ask for it. More than likely, if you ask for it, you will get argument on your case. We like having interchange with the attorneys, to hear what you have to say.. . . Don’t think your briefs as so fantastic on civil cases that you don’t need oral argument.”Justice Wells added that the court has been “somewhat selective in non-death penalty cases.” Also, he said, “We are at a point in most instances where we have district courts who have written opinions and we are dwelling on the issues, and a lot of those cases have been honed down to where we pinpoint on issues. We have a lot of cases that end up controlled, ultimately, by the decisions in one case. We set oral argument in a lead case and do not have argument in the other cases.”Miami attorney Ben Kuehne, said “It’s a day of celebration for appellate lawyers” when they get a question certified as being of great public importance. Yet, he said, “It seems the court is declining jurisdiction in more of those cases than it has in the past. Is there anything lawyers can do in those situations to help the court make a decision to accept a case when there is certification that the district court of appeal thought important?”Justice Cantero, who came to the high court as an appellate lawyer, responded with a constructive suggestion: “The problem is when something gets certified, there are no jurisdictional briefs. The first time is the brief on the merits. Most attorneys, when they ask for briefing, they assume we are going to take the case and don’t argue jurisdiction, and assume we are going to accept it. As advocates, it’s a good idea to explain to the court in the brief for a certified question: Why is it important?”When Cantero practiced law, he said he wrote an article about when there has been a divided DCA panel and the majority is paying homage to the dissent by throwing you a consolation prize and certify the question to the court.“That doesn’t necessarily make the question of great public importance. We need to take an independent look at whether the question is of great public importance.”Sometimes a conflict has been certified, but it’s not there when you scrutinize the case. When that happens, Cantero said, “The best thing you, as advocates, can do is tell the client there is no basis for jurisdiction in the Florida Supreme Court, and let’s go home and take our losses.. . . We know the only reason you are arguing conflict is you are not happy with the DCA’s decision. Sometimes, it goes for months, and you finally get an envelope in the mail and you think it’s that 15-page opinion. But it’s a discharge of jurisdiction. Actually, at the beginning, you should have told the client there was no basis for conflict. The best think you can do for us is make sure when arguing conflict, that you have a good faith basis for it.”Justice Bell added his trial court judge’s perspective: “Concede arguments you have to concede and focus on the real issues. Sometimes, there is a tendency to cloud the issues, and we have to struggle with it more than we should.”Too often, he said, the justices have to spend frustrating hours digging through the documents to get at the “heart of the issue.”Justice Quince added that attorneys should make sure it’s really a question of great public importance, not just important to your client.And Justice Wells reminded everyone that the district courts of appeal are really courts of final appeal, “and I think it’s important that we respect that.”“Only in instances where there really is a conflict and there really is a question that needs to be resolved” will the Supreme Court take jurisdiction, he said. Yet, too often, Justice Wells said, lawyers come to court for oral argument and act surprised when the justices ask them questions about jurisdiction.Miami lawyer Steven Stark said that as an appellate lawyer it’s easy to forget that “the court of last resort for a lot of citizens is the trial court.. . . What can appellate lawyers do to help the trial courts and work to salvage that system and answer that call to action you raised today at the Judicial Luncheon that lawyers need to get out and get active, when most of our practice is the appellate courts?”Chief Justice Anstead responded: “You all are an incredible group of talented communicators. You have the ability to research records, evaluate what’s important and what has occurred, but most importantly, you have the ability to communicate. Most of you probably know a large number of practitioners out there. The cases came from some place, and you know people who practice in the trial courts. With your great communication skills, go home to your circuits and volunteer to judges. This is what we do for a living, communicate in writing and communicate orally, persuasively. This issue on court funding is one that we want to win on the merits. We need people who have, first of all, a belief that we do have a the finest court system in the country. The Business Law Section is volunteering their help because they recognize their clients will be greatly impacted by the budget cuts. I can go to Illinois and see the delays. The business community has an enormous stake that cases are processed in a timely way. All of us in the justice system and the profession have a stake and obligation to speak up when the justice system is threatened.“We have to assist our judges who go before county commissions and the legislature. There still is an important and substantial role play by counties. And the courts are caught in a squeeze, as counties say, ‘We’re not going to pay for anything any more.’ Realistically, county commissions won’t let citizens suffer. But chief judges have their work cut out for them.”Justice Cantero said that when he first got on the court, he went to a conference in Dade County, in which Senate President Jim King and Charles Canady, former state and U.S. representative, former general counsel to Gov. Jeb Bush, and now a Second DCA judge, spoke on a panel discussion.“Canady said something important to remember,” Justice Cantero said. “When he was an elected official, he listened most to his constituents. Judges and lawyers could come up to him, but the people who mattered most to him were his constituents. You all are constituents to legislators around the state. Call, write, individually or as a group, to tell them how important a fully funded court system is. If they are not getting much feedback about the trial courts, they will think people don’t care much about trial courts. They will appease and fund those who contact them. The first thing to do is impress upon the legislators that you care. Funding the trial courts is a fundamental issue in the state of Florida and needs to receive priority treatment. That will happen only when lawyers call and write as a group.. . . This is the kind of issue that makes to participate in a democracy.”Justice Bell said that having come from the trial bench, “this is really important to me.. . . If we don’t fund the trial courts, the impact on everyone is tremendous.”The Supreme Court this year asked for 37 new judges, but got zero, he noted.“It’s going to be worse next year,” Bell predicted. “We have to respond now. The governor’s proposed budget happens in September. Just as the business attorneys do, you have clients. Whether you play soccer and softball with their kids, get the ear of a legislator. Judges are uncomfortable lobbying. We shouldn’t be doing it. We need you to stand up for us. That is who they listen to, the people who contribute the money to them.”last_img read more

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Arsenal vs Napoli team news: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Mesut Ozil start

By on October 18, 2020

first_img Sean KearnsThursday 11 Apr 2019 6:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link258Shares Arsenal vs Napoli team news: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Mesut Ozil start Comment Petr Cech and Laurent Koscielny both return with Bernd Leno and Skhodran Mustafi dropping out.AdvertisementAdvertisementAaron Ramsey starts while Lucas Torreira comes in for Henrikh Mkhitaryan.Mohamed Elneny drops to the bench after starting against Everton.Arsenal starting XI: Cech; Sokratis, Koscielny, Monreal; Maitland-Niles, Torreira, Ramsey, Kolasinac; Ozil; Aubameyang, LacazetteMORE: Laurent Koscielny hails Napoli star Kalidou Kouliably as ‘one of the best’ in Europe Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick AubameyangUnai Emery has made five changes to the side that were beaten 1-0 by Everton on Sunday for tonight’s Europa League quarter-final first leg clash against Napoli.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has started the last three fixtures on the bench after the Spaniard revealed he’s been taking antibiotics for a mystery illness.However, the Gabonese striker starts tonight in what is one of five changes for the Gunners.‘He’s getting better and can start,’ said Emery on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT‘He had a small problem and he has taken antibiotics for his illness.📋 Here is our team news for tonight’s match…🔘 @6_LKOSCIELNY returns from injury🔘 @Aubameyang7 and @LacazetteAlex both start🔘 @MesutOzil1088 also in starting XI🔘 @AaronRamsey partners @LTorreira34 in midfield🏆 #UEL— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) April 11, 2019 Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Premier: Catcher Project on Track for December Oil

By on September 28, 2020

first_imgPremier Oil-operated Catcher project has remained on schedule for first oil during December.Following the arrival of the FPSO on October 18, the production buoy was successfully pulled into the hull, the company said.In the subsequent period the full hook-up process has been essentially finished with the risers, umbilicals and the installation of the ESDVs now complete.The swivel stack is in place and the geostationary pipework connected with the final rotation test due imminently, Premier said.Testing of the offloading interface with the cargo tanker is also underway.Commissioning activities including the running of main power generation, chemical bunkering, system filling, shutdown system testing and system leak testing, which started in parallel are ongoing and will be ready for the introduction of hydrocarbons from the Catcher field shortly, the company noted.The development drilling programme continues ahead of schedule. The 12 wells, eight producers and four injectors, originally planned pre-first oil have been drilled, completed and tied back to the FPSO and drilling activities on Phase 2 of the Catcher development wells are ongoing.last_img read more

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Winair now flies to Haiti and Curacao

By on September 26, 2020

first_img Tweet BusinessLifestyleTravel Winair now flies to Haiti and Curacao by: – May 15, 2017 127 Views   5 comments Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share Share Press ReleaseAirport Road – Effective June 3, 2017 the national carrier of country St. Maarten Winair is pleased to commence flights to Haiti and Curacao. These flights will be operated by Winair twice a week, on Tuesday and Saturday. Aircraft routing, operated by a MD-82 will be Curacao – St. Maarten – Haiti – St. Maarten – Curacao. Flight 803 operated by Winair will depart from Curacao to St. Maarten and on to Haiti, flight 804 will depart Haiti to St. Maarten and on to Curacao.With this Winair will offer convenient and fast jet service from Curacao to St. Maarten and will be the only airline serving St. Maarten – Haiti – St. Maarten.These flights are now available in the computer reservation systems and can be booked via the website fly-winair.sx or any preferred travel agency or booking website.‘For the past several months we received many calls from customers who are frustrated with the current air transportation options to Curacao and Haiti. Therefor Winair has opted to enter into those markets to assist with the travel demands within the region. The flights 803 and 804 will connect with Winair’s extensive Caribbean route network.’ Stated Michael Cleaver President and CEO of Winair.last_img read more

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Ferguson ‘had to go out a winner’

By on September 21, 2020

first_imgSir Alex Ferguson admits he was desperate “to go out a winner” after being beaten to the Barclays Premier League title by rivals Manchester City last year. He added: “We had a terrific points lead. The problem is when you have a lead and you start to lose a point. When we lost to City in the Monday night game you start to think ‘Christ, you can’t throw this away’.” That need to end on a high note extends to the final game of the Ferguson era at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday too. The silverware may have been sewn up already, but Ferguson has no interest in signing off with defeat. “We need to win the game on Sunday,” he added. “We won the last home game (against Swansea) and I don’t want to lose my last game, that’s for sure.” Ferguson was instrumental in the decision to appoint Everton manager David Moyes as his successor and he explained why he felt his fellow Scot was the man for the job. United may have known plenty of success in recent seasons, but Ferguson feels the ability to deal with adversity could be crucial for Moyes. “What I know of David is he’s hard working, there’s an integrity about him, he’s got a work ethic about him and he’s a serious football man,” Ferguson said. “These are qualities he’s going to need. If you look at what he’s done at Everton for instance. “Eleven years without real financial backing, but he persevered and created some decent teams in the last few years.” The Manchester United manager, who retires after 26 years of unprecedented success at Old Trafford, explained how important it was to him to leave his post with the club back on top of the pile. Speaking on stage at the club’s end of season awards ceremony, Ferguson told MUTV: “That was an issue when (wife) Cathy and I chatted about this at Christmas. At that point we had a five-point lead and I thought we had a great chance. I said ‘I really need to go out a winner. We need to win something’. After the disappointment of last season we couldn’t take a second one. I was hopeful we’d win it and we did.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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