This brings us to his best buddy, Joe "Nickels" Banner. These guys are best buddies. He has a degree in economics, used to run/own a chain of clothing stores and knew Jeffy boy from the old Boston days. All the necessary credentials to be president of an NFL team, right?
With a knack for pinching pennies and a gift for marketability, Joe has done wonders. It was his idea to coin the terms "pedal to the metal" and "the gold standard". He consistently shines up garbage, presenting the public with fool's gold while passing it off as the real thing. He has a contract extension through 2013, so get used to disappointment.
Andy "Big Red" Reid. Andy, Andy, Andy...how many times have those words left your mouth, usually in a rapidly rising voice, followed by nervous pacing or objects being thrown?
He is the head coach and vice president of the team. As if he's so skilled at the one job that he needs the challenge of the other. 10, 11, 12 years and counting of the same nonsense. Promoting incompetent people like Sean "McDoormat" McDermott. Making no discernible in-game adjustments. Using the same tired schemes over and over. Passing the ball 70% of the time has never won a SB, but don't bother telling Andy that.
Quite possibly the most stubborn person you'll ever observe in your life. Refuses to run the ball, even when you have guys like Brian Westbrook and LeSean McCoy in the backfield. Even when you are lining up James Thrash and Todd Pinkston as your wideouts. He undervalues play-making positions like D-line and LB, instead preferring to fill them with seventh round Draft picks and cast-offs from other team's practice squads. Andy will gladly trade you his first round pick today for two fifth round picks three years from now. Nothing changes with this guy. Nothing. Never has and never will.
Now here is where YOU can have an impact: Express your frustrations with the same old story in writing to the following:
One NovaCare Way
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Attn: Jeff Lurie
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Chris Huhne will lead a review into the use of feed-in-tariffs (FITs) in the UK in a bid to end subsidies going to large scale solar farms rather than small scale users.
The Secretary of State for Climate Change acknowledged the successful take-up of photovoltaic panel in Britain so far since the FIT scheme began last year.
Since then 21,000 installations have been registered, with the majority of these apparently having domestic applications.
However Huhne highlighted his concerns that the subsidies were making their way into the pockets of big businesses rather than to small scale users.
“I have become increasingly concerned about the prospect of large scale solar PV projects under FITs, which was not fully anticipated in the original scheme and could, if left unchecked, take a disproportionate amount of available funding or even break the cap on total funding,” said Huhne.
“Several large solar installations have already received planning permission. Industry projections indicate there could be many more in the planning system.”
Huhne thinks a procedural review may be necessary to address a number of problems.
“In light of this uncertainty and the risk that such schemes could push FITs uptake off trajectory and may make the Spending Review savings difficult, I have decided to end the potential for damaging speculation and bring forward the review of the Scheme to look at ways of correcting these early teething problems.”
“I recognise that industry needs a long term plan for investment in which it can have full confidence,” he continued.
“Today I am announcing a comprehensive evidence based review in to the FITs scheme and, to provide further certainty to the renewables industry, I can confirm that we also hope to publish next month measures to support renewable heat within the envelope agreed at Spending Review."
The review of FITs will be completed by the end of the year, with tariffs remaining unchanged until April 2012, unless there is specific need for greater urgency.
Some say Huhne may be rather hasty in tinkering with FITs, including Ash Sharma, Research Director at IMS Research.
Talking to TechEye, Sharma says: “While it may mean that installation demand is pulled forward, with many businesses seeking to invest before any changes are implemented, in the long term it may damage both the commercial and residential markets rather than provide any benefits.”
“The government are perhaps concerned that the market may take off to quickly, alongside of course wanting to save money, but this may be too early in the UK market’s growth. In fact the British market was only around one percent the size of the German one last year, having only had a subsidy programme for eight months.”
Furthermore, the UK is likely to fall even further behind other EU countries.
“We are way behind Germany of course, but we are also falling a long way behind many other countries such as Italy, France, Belgium, Greece and more.”
“This could in fact have a negative effect on the economy rather than helping it, with jobs for installations and distributors going if there is no demand for panels due to unattractive prices.”
“For example if the big businesses are not attracted to countries large scale solar plants then that will have a knock on effect on many others area, such as making component prices more expensive for residential users, which of course consequently means that there is less demand to have panels installed.”
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