Show Closed This production ended its run on May 3, 2015 Star Files Hamilton (Off-Broadway) Related Shows View Comments The much-buzzed about Hamilton, created by and starring Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, opens at The Public Theater on February 17. Miranda plays the titular role in the new musical alongside Christopher Jackson as George Washington, Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr and Brian d’Arcy James as King George. Directed by Thomas Kail, the off-Broadway show will play through May 3. Next stop the Great White Way?Hamilton, with book, music, and lyrics by Miranda, is inspired by the book Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. The new musical follows the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America, from bastard orphan to Washington’s right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country’s first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all make appearances in the tuner about America’s fiery past.The cast also includes Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton, Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton, Daveed Diggs as Marquis De Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson and Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler, along with Carleigh Bettiol, Ariana DeBose, Sydney James Harcourt, Sasha Hutchings, Thayne Jasperson, Stephanie Klemons, Jon Rua, Seth Stewart, Betsy Struxness, Ephraim Sykes, Andrew Chappelle, Alysha Deslorieux, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Javier Muñoz, Okieriete Onaodowan and Voltaire Wade-Greene.d’Arcy James will bow out of the production on March 1 for Broadway’s Something Rotten. No official announcement has been made regarding his replacement. Lin-Manuel Miranda
Central Vermont Public Service (NYSE: CV) announced in a statement Monday evening that the CVPS Board of Directors has authorized discussions with Gaz MÃ©tro Limited Partnership regarding Gaz Metro’s unsolicited acquisition proposal. GazMetro is the owner of Green Mountain Power and Vermont Gas Systems.On May 30, 2011, CVPS announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement with Fortis Inc. (TSX: FTS) providing for the acquisition of all of the outstanding common shares of CVPS by Fortis for $35.10 per share in cash, including approximately $230 million in debt, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $700 million. CVPS continues to be bound by the terms of that agreement.On June 23, 2011, Gaz Metro made an unsolicited proposal to acquire all CVPS outstanding common shares for $35.25 per share in cash. In reviewing that proposal, the CVPS Board determined, in good faith and after consultation with its financial advisors and outside legal counsel, that the Gaz Metro proposal is reasonably likely to lead to a superior proposal. As provided for under the merger agreement with Fortis, the CVPS Board has therefore authorized CVPS and its advisors to furnish information to and enter into discussions with Gaz Metro and its representatives.The CVPS statement said that there can be no assurances as to the outcome of any discussions with Gaz Metro, and CVPS will not provide any further updates on discussions with either Gaz Metro or Fortis until such time as the CVPS Board has made a final determination with respect to the Gaz Metro proposal.CVPS’s financial advisor is Lazard, and its legal advisors are Loeb & Loeb LLP and Sidley Austin LLP.Central Vermont OverviewCVPS, the largest electric utility in Vermont, serves nearly 160,000 customers in 163 cities and towns across Vermont. CVPS has about 520 employees. The company is a three-time winner of the Edison Electric Institute’s national Emergency Recovery Award, and CVPS Cow Powerâ ¢ won the 2009 U.S. Department of Energy Utility Green Program of the Year Award. CVPS has been listed by Forbes Magazine as one of the most trusted companies in America for 60 straight months.Important Additional InformationThis communication does not constitute a solicitation of any vote or approval. This communication is being made in respect of the proposed merger transaction involving CVPS. The proposed merger will be submitted to the stockholders of CVPS for their consideration. In connection therewith, CVPS will file a preliminary proxy statement and a definitive proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). CVPS also plans to file other documents with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction. 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CV does not undertake any obligation to publicly release any revision to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release. RUTLAND, VT–(Marketwire – June 27, 2011) -RELATED: Bidding War: GMP owner GazMetro makes offer to buy CVPS, make one companyThu Jun 23 2011by Vermont Business Magazine. For those waiting for the other shoe to drop in the sale of Central Vermont Public Service to Canadian-based Fortis, it just did. GazMetro, also Canadian and also the owner of Green Mountain Power and Vermont Gas, announced June 23 that it has made an offer to buy the Rutland-based utility. The unsolicited offer would increase the price another 15 cents per share over the Fortis offer.
By Dialogo June 22, 2009 La Paz, 19 June (EFE). – The administration of Evo Morales confirmed today that a Bolivian delegation will travel to the United States on June 29 in order to make progress on the new framework agreement intended to repair the two countries’ bilateral relations. In a press conference, the Bolivian vice-chancellor, Hugo Fernández, announced that the talks with U.S. authorities are scheduled for “the 29th and 30th of this month.” Fernández added that the members of the delegation had not yet been determined. The Bolivian and U.S. governments laid the foundations in May, during a visit to La Paz by Thomas Shannon, who at the time was U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, for a dialogue to improve their bilateral relationship, which had deteriorated since the expulsion of their ambassadors in September 2008. In that meeting it was determined that the bilateral agenda would be based on the principles of respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity, self-determination for communities, non-interference in internal affairs, and recognition of elected governments, among others. At that time the two delegations spoke positively about the inclination toward and signs suggesting a possible reconciliation between the La Paz and Washington administrations. Nevertheless, no deadlines were set for the mutual restoration of ambassadors, and the Bolivian government reaffirmed its position on thorny issues, such as its refusal to permit the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to operate in the country again.
RELATED NEWS: CROATIAN OLIVE OIL CHIAVALON AMONG THE BEST DESIGNED IN THE WORLD Also, the Ivošević touched on one important topic, and that is that we must start respecting ourselves, in order for others to start respecting us, and points out that he believes that it is extremely important to be aware of the fact that in no discipline, in any industry, in sport or in any other important competition or simply in places where a reputation is gained and confirmed, we do not have such success as the Istrian extra virgin olive oil has for five years in a row. “We are very proud of this fact, but it seems that a lot of work is needed both in our country and abroad, to give this primacy full and real value, to become aware of it first in Croatia and then all those who promote Croatian gastronomy. they proudly point it out. I believe that the time has come and that five years of confirmation is enough proof to realize that we are the best in the world in something. ” concluded Ivošević. This global success certainly contributes to the branding of Croatia, and especially Istria as a gastronomic destination, given that extra virgin olive oil is the main addition to dishes and the basic food product of the Mediterranean diet, and is valued almost everywhere in the world for its organoleptic and medicinal properties. “It sounds unreal and I would say pretentious, but for the fifth year in a row, Istria has been declared the best olive growing region in the world. Since its first edition, in 2010, Istria has immediately taken an important role and positioned itself as the second best olive growing region, just behind Tuscany. However, every year the advantage of Tuscany was smaller, and at the end of 2016 it took the leading position that it has maintained to this day, but with a far greater difference than Tuscany previously had in relation to Istria. The fact that Istria has 77 olive growers and Tuscany 53 speaks volumes about what it looks like this year. An even more important fact is that over 1.500 samples from all over the world arrive for evaluation. after that, a selection of the 500 best in the world is made and that within the 500 best Istria has its 77, which is really impressive ” Denis Ivošević, director of the Istria County Tourist Board. No, ono najvažnije u cijeloj priči je kako se priča oko istarskog maslinovog ulja, kao i vina, odlično uklopila i spojila s turizmom kroz kvalitetan zaokružen turistički proizvod – što je i imeprativ. Fokus je na kvaliteti, a ne kvantiteti. Every year before that day, a new edition is expected with great expectations, and so far that day has always been happy for Istria, for Istrian tourism, and most of all for every Istrian olive grower who is included in the guide. 77 Istrian olive growers included in the prestigious guide U novom izdanju tzv. ‘biblije za ekstra djevičanska maslinova ulja’ uvršteno je 79 ulja s područja Hrvatske od kojih je 77 iz Istre te jedan sa otoka Krka i jedan iz Dalmacije. Pritom, većina maslinara postigla je bolje rezultate u odnosu na lani, što je dokaz značajnog rada na podizanju kvalitete i primjene najnovijih znanstveno-tehnoloških dostignuća u maslinarstvu. See the list of Croatian olive growers among the 500 best according to the Flos Olei 2020 guide HERE U Rimu je prošli tjedan i službeno promovirano jedanaesto izdanje najutjecajnijeg svjetskog vodiča za vrhunska ekstra djevičanska maslinova ulja Flos Olei 2020. EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL “ISTRIA” PROTECTED AT THE LEVEL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION COOPERATION BETWEEN SOTHEBY’S AUCTION HOUSE AND THE ISTRIA COUNTY TZ: THE FIRST AUCTION OF THE WHITE ISTRIAN TRUFFLE IS ORGANIZED IN LONDON Cover photo: Flos Olei Namely, Istria in 2020 again adorns the title of the highest quality extra virgin olive growing region in the world, for the fifth time in a row in a winning streak. This is especially important considering that the publication contains oils from all over the world, ie from 53 olive-growing countries, and Istrian olive growers are in the company of the 500 best and have a share of as much as 15 percent.
Medical speculation Facebook’s move came as it faces intense pressure to clamp down on misinformation — which has flourished during the pandemic — including from world leaders, until recently protected by its hands-off policy on political speech.A coalition of activists has pressed Facebook to be more aggressive in removing hateful content and misinformation — with 1,000 advertisers joining a boycott aiming to ramp up the pressure.The social media giant had placed a disclaimer last month on a post from Trump claiming mail-in voting would lead to a “corrupt” election, and in June it removed ads by Trump’s campaign containing a symbol used by Nazi Germany.Trump has been repeatedly accused of spreading misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic — which has killed more than 150,000 Americans — including the now-infamous musing that virus victims could perhaps be injected with disinfectant.After a brief change in tone last month, he recently reverted to medical speculation, criticizing his own top virus expert — and praising an eccentric preacher-doctor touting conspiracy theories.Twitter last week took the rare step of removing clips tweeted by Trump from a video — earlier deleted by Facebook — in which the doctor-preacher Stella Immanuel and a group of doctors proclaimed that masks are unnecessary and that hydroxychloroquine can defeat the coronavirus. “The president was stating a fact that children are less susceptible to the coronavirus,” she said. “Social media companies are not the arbiters of truth.” Twitter meanwhile said it had blocked Trump’s official campaign account over a tweet containing the same video, in which Trump made the case for reopening US schools come September.A spokesperson for the San Francisco-based service told AFP the tweet was “in violation of the Twitter rules on COVID-19 misinformation,” adding that the campaign would have to remove it before being allowed to tweet again.Soon thereafter, the @TeamTrump account was active, suggesting the contested video had been taken down.”Another day, another display of Silicon Valley’s flagrant bias against this president, where the rules are only enforced in one direction,” the Trump campaign’s deputy national press secretary Courtney Parella said in a statement. Deeply contentious Health officials have urged people of all age groups to protect themselves against exposure to the coronavirus.Trump defended his comments about the virus’s effect on children when challenged during a White House press briefing earlier Wednesday.”I’m talking about [being immune] from getting very sick,” Trump said.”If you look at children I mean they are able to throw it off very easily.”How likely children are to contract or spread the coronavirus has become a deeply contentious issue in the US, with reopening schools essential to enabling many parents to go back to work.Trump has been calling for both businesses and schools to reopen as part of a push to revive the US economy, whose health will play a major factor in the coming presidential election.A growing number of US school districts have opted however against in-person classes come September, opting to remain online-only until the pandemic has abated.The American Academy of Pediatrics has concluded that children appear to transmit COVID-19 less than adults, and that many schools could re-open in the months ahead provided they take precautions such as social distancing and tracking local transmission rates.Children are known to be far less likely to fall seriously ill or die from the virus: less than one percent of children who test positive for COVID-19 end up dying, according to a Europe-wide study released in June.The study authors said the true percentage is likely much lower still, since many children with mild or no symptoms would not have been tested at all. Topics : Facebook and Twitter took aim at US President Donald Trump and his campaign Wednesday over a video post in which he contended that children are “almost immune” to the coronavirus, a claim they said amounted to “misinformation.”In an extraordinary move, Facebook removed the clip from the president’s account — the first time it has taken down one of his posts for violating its content rules.The video — an excerpt from a Fox News interview — “includes false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19 which is a violation of our policies around harmful COVID misinformation,” a Facebook spokesperson told AFP.
Jeanette Tappin and her husband Ray Williamson at the house she grew up in, which has hit the market for the first time in 64 years. Picture: Mark Cranitch.THEY are steeped in history, “rare as hens’ teeth” and property gold mines for savvy house hunters.A host of ‘time capsule’ homes have hit the market in Brisbane for the first time in decades, taking prospective buyers back to their childhoods and offering a slice of the city’s past.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenTime capsule homes00:50Some look like something straight out of ‘Mad Men’, others are turn-of-the-century charmers stuck in a time warp, and then there are the complete hovels sitting on millions of dollars worth of prime real estate.One of the latest ‘golden oldies’ to hit the market is a post-war, timber home on a big block in the sought-after suburb of Holland Park West, which goes to auction today after being in the one family for 64 years.This house at 15 Barton St, Holland Park West, is on the market for the first time in 64 years.In a sad twist, the owner had moved in to the house at 15 Barton St, Holland Park West with his new wife on their honeymoon in 1954 and lived there until he was 100 years old.He died just a couple of months after his birthday.His daughter, Jeanette Tappin, grew up in the three-bedroom property and has been reluctant to sell.Mrs Tappin said she hoped whoever bought it would keep it as a family home.“To be honest, nothing has really changed in the house,” Mrs Tappin said.“I hope (the buyer) won’t knock it down because dad loved the house, but I totally understand it’s not for everybody.“I just think it would be a fantastic place for a family to live.”Marketing agent Shane Hicks of Place – Bulimba said the home was appealing to renovators, first home buyers and families looking to knock it down and rebuild.“This home is exactly as it was originally, with the exception of sometime in the ‘70s, a kitchen update and probably a bit of a bathroom update,” Mr Hicks said.“When you get (a property) that hasn’t been touched like this, as a renovator you’ve got a blank canvas to work with.”Jeanette Tappin and her husband Ray Williamson at the house she grew up in, which has hit the market for the first time in 64 years. Picture: Mark Cranitch.Mr Hicks said ‘time capsule’ properties were attractive investments because they usually had only had one owner, so were well cared for and “generally solid homes”.He said those kind of homes were coming to market more often, though still quite rare.“While they are a tad hard to get hold of, they are coming about more because the older people living in them are more satisfied with alternative accommodation options — either unit living or retirement living,” he said.The old adage, ‘Location, location, location’ applies to a property on Teneriffe Hill that is for sale for the first time in more than half a century.Local developer Frank Licastro and his public relations executive fiancee, Kaitie Mulherin, were not even born the last time the character home at 40 Teneriffe Drive was on the market.But Mr Licastro, of Frank Developments, is always on the lookout for his next project and properties like this are on his radar.Kaitie Mulherin and Frank Licastro inspecting a house at 40 Teneriffe Dr, Teneriffe, which has hit the market for the first time in more than half a century. Image: AAP/John Gass.Marketing agent Ivo Kornel of Belle Property – New Farm said the home’s owner was in her 70s, had raised her family there and it was now too big for her alone.Mr Kornel said she hosted an annual Christmas party for the Teneriffe Hill residents — a tradition which the family would like to see continued in future.“This is one of the great homes — and positions — of Brisbane,” he said.“It’s elevated, up on Teneriffe Hill, river views, northeast aspect, it has the only drive through driveway in all of Teneriffe/New Farm.“To get all of those things on over 1000 sqm is as rare as hens’ teeth.”This home at 40 Teneriffe Dr, Teneriffe, is on the market for the first time in 53 years.Mr Kornel said the circa 1908 home attracted 25 groups at its first open inspection, with a mix of families and young couples who were planning to have a family.“You also have those buyers, who are caretakers you could say, who would buy something like that to say they once owned it and be part of the history of the house,” he said.Teneriffe is Brisbane’s most expensive suburb, with a median house price of $1.67 million according to the latest Corelogic data.BEST BRISBANE ‘TIME CAPSULES’ ON THE MARKET RIGHT NOW1. 40 Teneriffe Dr, TeneriffeFor sale by negotiationFirst time on market in 53 yearsNo previous sales recorded5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 5 cars1065 sqmInside the house at 40 Teneriffe Dr, Teneriffe, which is on the market for the first time in 53 years.2. 15 Barton St, Holland Park WestGoes to auction todayDeceased estate, first time on market in 64 yearsNo previous sales recorded3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 car607 sqmInside the house at 15 Barton St, Holland Park West.3. 18 Shaw St, Bardon$649,000First time on market in 35 yearsLast sold for $67,500 in 19843 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 car405 sqmThis house at 18 Shaw St, Bardon, is on the market for the first time in 35 years.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago4. 80 Lavender St, InalaFor sale by negotiationFirst time on market in 45 yearsLast sold for $9,635 in 19743 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 car658 sqmThis house at 80 Lavender St, Inala, is on the market for the first time in 45 years.5. 10 Union St, ClayfieldAuction on March 16First time on market in 34 yearsLast sold for $85,000 in 19853 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 car732 sqmThis house at 10 Union St, Clayfield is on the market for the first time in 34 years.6. 4 Sutherland Ave, AscotFor saleFirst time on market in 47 yearsLast sold for $46,000 in 19725 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4 cars943 sqmThis house at 4 Sutherland Ave, Ascot, is on the market for the first time in 47 years.7. 28 Orana St, CarinaOffers over $500,000First time on market in 35 yearsLast sold for $20,000 in 19842 bedrooms, 1 bathroom405 sqmThis two-bedroom cottage at 28 Orana St, Carina, is for sale.8. 31 Turner St, WindsorAuction on March 23First time on market in over 120 yearsNo recorded previous sales3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom653 sqmThis house at 31 Turner St, Windsor, is on the market for the first time in over 120 years.
Greensburg, Ind. — Convicted sex offender and former minister, Duncan Danforth Aker Jr., 65, has returned to Indiana and is once again living in the Greensburg area.In 2015 Aker was charged in Lewis County, Kentucky with five counts of first degree sexual assault and four counts of first degree sodomy. Aker and his attorneys were able to reach a plea deal in which he pleaded guilty to the five counts of first degree sexual assault. In return the prosecutor dropped the four counts of first degree sodomy. Concerns from the victim’s family and counselor led Kentucky officials to accept the plea deal.Court documents show he was sentenced to one year in jail and given credit for time served. He is also required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.According to the Lewis County Herald, Aker was accused of having deviate sexual contact with a male under the age of 12 on five occasions between October of 2007 and March of 2010. Documents from the court allege Aker committed the acts in a vehicle, in an outbuilding on his Kentucky property, along the side of a road and in the Vanceburg Christian Church where he served as the minister.Aker was the minister at the Kentucky church from 2006 to 2011.
Loading… The details are outlined on the front page of Friday’s edition of Diario Sport, which says that an agreement is set to be reached in June on a contract through to the summer of 2025.The German goalkeeper’s current deal at the Camp Nou runs through until the summer of 2022, after he penned a freshly extended contract in 2017.With a buyout clause of €180m, there is no great concern at the Camp Nou about the situation but they have had to push back their forecasts of an agreement.In December, Diario Sport said a new deal would see the player’s contract run through until 2025 – surpassing even those deals handed to Frenkie de Jong and Antoine Griezmann while ESPN have said it is a priority for club president Josep Maria Bartomeu.The 27-year-old has demonstrated he is one of football’s elite goalkeepers with a series of world-class performances for the Blaugrana, whom he joined from Borussia Mochengladbach in 2014 for €12m.Read Also: Juventus midfielder only wants to join BarcelonaTer Stegen has been described as a tall, agile and consistent goalkeeper, with quick reflexes, good decision-making and excellent shot-stopping abilities; he is also strong in the air, good in one-on-one situations, and effective at communicating with his back-line courtesy of his strong personality.He initially was number two to Claudio Bravo at the club before establishing himself as first-choice, and is currently above summer arrival Neto in the pecking order.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Barcelona are set to agree a new long-term contract with goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen after months of deadlock.Advertisement Promoted ContentBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Is This The Most Delicious Food In The World?What Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Some Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World
Henderson, who is expected to take over the armband when Gerrard leaves for the LA Galaxy at the end of the season, expects the summer transfer window to provide a further injection of talent which will help provide a boost for the new campaign. And if, as expected, Liverpool fall short of the top four, the 24-year-old England midfielder insists they will not allow the Europa League to hamper their domestic prospects. Jordan Henderson believes Liverpool will be able to cope without influential captain Steven Gerrard next season as they have quality players forming the nucleus of a good squad. Press Association Manchester United’s surprise home defeat to West Brom has offered a glimmer of hope Liverpool could yet close the four-point gap in the remaining three matches and sneak into Champions League qualification but much more likely is a place in Europe’s second-tier competition. If that is the case Henderson said the players will embrace it for what it is worth – a chance to win silverware. “You have seen it in the past when teams have gone into the Europa League their league form as struggled a little bit,” he added. “We have to make sure that doesn’t happen really but the more competitions we are in the better because we want to be winning trophies. “I think everyone will still be looking forward to it if we get into that.” Victory over QPR ended a miserable fortnight in which Liverpool lost an FA Cup semi-final and dropped crucial points in the race for the top four. “It has been difficult obviously not having performed and not winning as many games as we would have liked,” said Henderson. “But we have to keep going and working as a team and keep trying to improve on the areas we need to improve on and try to win as many games as we can until the end of the season. “It is important to get back to that winning mentality. That was the main objective.” Gerrard was the match-winner in Saturday’s 2-1 Premier League victory over QPR, heading in three minutes from time after earlier missing a penalty on his penultimate appearance at Anfield. “It is typical Stevie. He will be disappointed with the penalty but he erased it very quickly, got on with the game and came up with the goal,” Henderson said. “I was pleased for him because I am sure he wouldn’t have been able to get that (miss) out of his mind all night. That just shows his character. “Sometimes that can affect people but he gets on with it and he came up with the winner right at the end. “I have said many times before he is a big loss to the team: he is our leader and a big influence on games so you will miss big players like that but at the same time we have to move on when he does go. “I think we have the players who can improve and have a really good go next season. “We have quality players. Obviously bringing in people in the summer we will welcome because the better the players we have here the better it is for us in terms of competition to get into the team and push on and try to win trophies and try to play in the Champions League. “We have great players here, we just have to keep improving as a young squad and I am sure come next season we will be raring to go again.”
Eight matches without a win – since defeating Sunderland on September 19 – left many commentators pondering whether Howe might have to sacrifice Bournemouth’s attractive style of play to stay in the top flight. But the Cherries fully merited victory through Glenn Murray’s goal in a result which Howe described as the best in a history which has seen the club flirt with extinction. Midfielder Arter told Cherries Player: “A lot of people have spoken about changing the way we play and every great team never changes the way they play if they’ve had a few indifferent results. “The manager’s key to that, that’s why he’s going to be one of the best managers in the country. “It’s good that our philosophy, which has been criticised, has come out on top. “To come here, the champions last year, and to perform the way we did was unbelievable.” The performance was in the planning and the execution, Arter says. “These are the sort of games you want to get promoted for and the grounds you want to come and play at,” he added. “In a way they’re free games you’re never expect to win. You come here as a learning experience, probably more learning than you hope to get a result. “(But) we put pressure on ourselves to win. The manager started his game plan on Monday and it wasn’t just by luck. We worked hard for that performance.” It was also a second clean sheet of the season, after the one against Sunderland. Goalkeeper Artur Boruc returned from a six-week injury lay off and denied Chelsea time and again. Like Arter, Boruc was pleased the Cherries’ style was rewarded. “We are keen to always try and play our way,” he said. “That is to keep the ball, pass out from the back and play open, attacking football. “But it’s important as well that we can make it count. We did that and I am sure that will be most pleasing for all of the lads.” “It’s a big result for the players and the club. “Personally I am delighted to keep a clean sheet – that’s very important to me. “Chelsea played well and had a lot of possession, but we were able to go down the other end, take our chance and get a goal.” Next for Bournemouth is Manchester United on the south coast. Midfielder Matt Ritchie said: “I wouldn’t have thought they’d fancy it. We’ll try to make it a tough game for them.” Harry Arter lauded manager Eddie Howe for sticking to his tactical philosophy after Bournemouth earned a memorable 1-0 win at Barclays Premier League champions Chelsea. Press Association