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Johnson City officials discuss sewage rate increase

first_imgVillage officials are looking to gather more information on consumption of resources, but when asked whether water rates could go up, officials say they aren’t sure. “We’re looking at leaving the minimum rate at what it is, which is $50 for the first 1000 cubic feet. Then, every 100 cubic feet after that it goes to $5.25. We’re looking to raise that to $7.25,” said Johnson City Mayor Greg Deemie. “Is there a possibility? There’s always a possibility. What we’ve always tried to do, it hasn’t come to fruition yet, just raise the rates a little every year, not these big jumps,” said Deemie. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — Changes could be coming to sewer prices in Johnson City, as mayor says this is a part of ongoing debt and village costs. While it hasn’t been officially decided to raise sewage rates, the public will be able to voice concerns at the next public hearing, scheduled at the next board meeting on Tuesday, February 18.last_img read more

Interesting and original content of Advent in Brod as an example of how to tell tourist stories

first_imgThis is the direction the manifestations should go. Create recognizable indigenous content based on the real stories that each destination has. Every Advent has the same content but when you create your original story your Advent gets specialness and originality, and that is what will attract visitors. Malik Tintilinić, Domaći, Palunko, Kosjenka, Regoč, Potjeh and Stribor, characters from the work “Stories from the past” by our most famous writer Ivana Brlić Mažuranić have returned to their hometown, Slavonski Brod. To the delight of big and small, this time they came to Advent from antiquity where they bring the joy and magic of Christmas to the streets of Slavonski Brod. The idea is great and can be an example of how to make original and interesting content. Advent in Brod stood out and showed how to be different. “This year, the city of Slavonski Brod prepared a special Advent program for all its fellow citizens, but also for many visitors, creating a completely new, fairy-tale world based on the characters and works of the writer who wrote some of her most famous works in this city. Special emphasis is placed on the holographic light spectacle on the water wall of the canal next to the Fortress, which provides an unforgettable experience of Ivana’s world of fairy tales, as well as numerous occasional decorations throughout the city that simply invite you to take photos with Ivana’s characters. announced by the organizers. Precisely in order to preserve this wonderful memory of our world-famous writer, the City of Slavonski Brod has launched a project to renovate Ivana’s family house and convert it into the Ivana Brlić Mažuranić interpretation center. The desire is to protect the invaluable cultural property located in the center of Slavonski Brod, but also to evoke Ivana’s life and her most famous works to all generations. The renovation and opening of its home to all visitors will not only enrich the tourist offer of Slavonski Brod, but will also significantly contribute to the sustainable socio-economic development of the city. Through this project, House Brlić will become a space that follows the world trends in the field of cultural and literary tourism, with special emphasis on the education of children and youth. The City of Slavonski Brod strives to preserve the valuable cultural heritage and memory of Ivana Brlić Mažuranić through various events which, focusing on Ivana’s character and works, contribute to creating the recognizability of Slavonski Brod, making it a unique tourist destination. In designing these events, the City of Slavonski Brod cooperates with the creative director Helena Bulaja Madunić, who celebrated Ivana’s stories all over the world. Inspired by Ivana’s work, with the intention of preserving the collection from oblivion and restoring its old splendor, in 2002 she created one of the world’s first animated interactive digital literary works “Croatian Tales of Long Ago” with an international team of artists, which toured in a new guise. and have been touring all continents for a full 17 years! The project has won numerous prestigious world awards, from awards for pioneering interactive and multimedia content for children to awards for the best collection of animated films and special literary editions. As he showed this year, the City of Slavonski Brod will nurture even more active memories of the most famous Croatian children’s writer Ivana Brlić Mažuranić with rich and recognizable events, creating a recognizable and valuable cultural heritage, which also becomes a recognizable tourist attraction. Back in 1916, exactly 103 years ago, our genius Ivana Brlić Mažuranić, a two-time candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature, not only fantasized in the beautiful Brod na Savi, but also wrote “Stories from the past” with her family of as many as seven children. As early as 1922, thanks to the enthusiasm of Ivana herself, they were available in New York in English translation, then in 1924 in London, and from 1928 to 1931 they were translated into Swedish, Czech, Danish, Russian, German and Slovak. She began her career as a writer as a nine-year-old girl, since when she has irrevocably immersed herself in the world of fairy tales and created some of her most famous works such as “The Strange Adventures of Apprentice Hlapić”, “Stories from Antiquity”, the most famous of which is “,” Gingerbread Heart “, and many others. Advent from antiquity which visitors to Slavonski Brod can enjoy these days is a continuation of this successful cooperation that began with projects A train from antiquity i Picnic from ancient times in April this year, when Slavonski Brod organized a fairytale celebration of Ivana Brlić Mažuranić’s birthday, through a specially designed program of interactive chat rooms and creative workshops inspired by the animated – interactive collection of Ivana’s stories by an international group of authors led by Helena Bulaja Madunić. In order to keep everything in the spirit of imaginative innovations in storytelling, literature and culture, U A train from antiquity passengers and storytellers created and told stories live on the train for the first time in Croatia! Be original and tell your travel stories. Advent from antiquitybrings plenty of fun for all generations, especially for the youngest who expect many surprises. In the spirit of Ivana’s heroes, a series of workshops with original names was prepared for them – Hlapić’s red boots, Ledeni tintilinići, Žito Striborovo, Vesele Gita’s skates, Potjeh was looking for Christmas, but also special programs such as Čajenka’s Magic Fairy Tale or Lutonj’s Ice Walk. All visitors have the opportunity to try skating at two skating rinks, in the Fortress and in the main town square, and have fun at numerous concerts. Let us also mention the rich Christmas fair where exhibitors of the appropriate Christmas assortment present their products and the inevitable holiday, traditional gastronomic offer. Thus, on the main town square, named after Ivana Brlić Mažuranić, there is a large pop-up book Stories from the past in which visitors can enter the Striborovo forest, dance with their grandmother and family, hang out with Potjeh, Marun and Ljutiš and hang out. painting with Neva at her mill. Surrounded by her heroes, on the city’s Korzo, Ivana welcomes guests playfully in her stories. This is not a coincidence, because the legend says, believe it or not, that the locals led by Malik Tintilinić jumped out of the potassium stove of the Brlić-Mažuranić family house on Korzo, right next to the beautiful promenade by the Sava, one winter evening in front of Ivana and her children. The fortress, which also hosts a rich program, especially for the youngest visitors, is certainly the same fortress that was saved from the waters of Zlovoda by Regoč, who took pity on Kosjenka’s great sorrow after seeing the battle of two villages quarreling over threshing floors and other nonsense. in which the chosen one of Kosjenko’s heart, the good boy Ljiljo and his company, almost died. last_img read more

Seoul closes bars and clubs over fears of second virus wave

first_imgSouth Korea’s capital has ordered the closure of all clubs and bars after a burst of new cases sparked fears of a second coronavirus wave as President Moon Jae-in urged the public to remain vigilant.The nation has been held up as a global model in how to curb the virus, but the order from the Seoul mayor on Saturday followed the new infection cluster in Itaewon, one of the city’s busiest nightlife districts.More than two dozen cases were linked to a 29-year-old man who tested positive after spending time at five clubs and bars in Itaewon last weekend. Health authorities have warned of a further spike in infections, with around 7,200 people estimated to have visited the five establishments identified.”Carelessness can lead to an explosion in infections,” Seoul mayor Park Won-soon said, adding the order will remain in effect indefinitely.Park asked those who visited those clubs and bars to come forward voluntarily.Of the 18 new South Korean cases reported on Saturday, 17 were tied to the Itaewon cluster, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The jump in new infections comes as everyday life in South Korea has slowly started returning to normal, with the government relaxing social distancing rules last Wednesday.President Moon said Sunday that the fresh infection cluster had “raised awareness that even during the stabilization phase, similar situations can arise again anytime”.’Not over’ “It’s not over until it’s over,” Moon said during a speech marking his third anniversary of taking office.”While keeping enhanced alertness till the end, we must never lower our guard regarding epidemic prevention,” he added.Moon has enjoyed growing public support on the back of his government’s handling of the virus, which led to a landslide victory for his ruling party at last month’s parliamentary elections.The country reported 34 new cases on Sunday — its largest daily increase in a month — taking the total to 10,874.South Koreans reacted with fury and fear to the news of the latest spike in infections.”What a disaster… Is this the beginning of another wave of a nationwide coronavirus outbreak?” wrote one online user.Another commentator added: “It’s outrageous how selfish and ignorant people can be. We should all stay home.”The country endured one of the worst early outbreaks of the disease outside mainland China, and while it never imposed a compulsory lockdown, strict social distancing had been widely observed since March.But it appears to have brought its outbreak under control thanks to an extensive “trace, test and treat” program that has drawn widespread praise.Facilities like museums and churches have returned to business and some professional sports, including baseball and soccer, have begun new seasons, while schools are set to reopen starting next week.Topics :last_img read more

Arsenal star Lucas Torreira discusses his future and reveals ‘dream’ to play for Boca Juniors

first_img 1/1 Read More Top articles by Metro ‘Right now my head is in Europe and I was to stay for a while, but I have that desire and dream to go [to Boca] – and not just to retire, but to compete and feel what the Boca world is.’On how he developed such an affinity for the club, Torreira explained: ‘My family is big soccer fans and we Uruguayans watch a lot of Argentine football. It is one of the most important in South America, very passionate, so from a very young age this affection, this love for Boca was born.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I had to go to the Madrid final [where River Plate beat Boca] and when the game ended I thought I wasn’t going to be so mad but I was very sad, for the defeat and for how the game had been.‘It was the time I got to see Boca as a fan. It is true that I have great affection for the club and hopefully it will be forever. In Fray Bentos, I have many friends who are fans of Boca.’ Arsenal star Lucas Torreira discusses his future and reveals ‘dream’ to play for Boca Juniors Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 30 May 2020 10:55 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link650Shares About Connatix V67539 Comment Skip Full Screen PLAY Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Read Morecenter_img He told Fox Sports Argentina: ‘I imagine a Copa Libertadores night at the Bombonera wearing Boca’s shirt, of course.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT The midfielder has supported the Argentine club since he was a kid (Picture: Getty)Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has revealed that he would like to play for Boca Juniors while he is still in his prime and would drive Uruguay teammate Nahitan Nandez crazy asking questions about the club.Torreira fractured his ankle in March in Arsenal’s FA Cup tie against Portsmouth but the suspension of the Premier League season has given the Uruguayan time to get back to fitness, posting a picture to social media in which he looked in superb shape.The midfielder has not managed to nail down a starting role under Mikel Arteta and has been linked with a return to Italy, but while he is happy at the club right now he admits it would be a dream to play for the club he supports, Boca. Coming Next Torreira’s international teammate Nahitan Nandez played for Boca until last year, when he moved to Cagliari, and the Arsenal star used to ask him about the club all the time.He continued: ‘I always follow the team, the Copa Libertadores and the championship. I asked Nahitan for his shirt and Carlos Tevez’s and asked him about Boca.‘I like to be informed and know things about the Boca world. I used to drive Nahitan crazy. He told me that it is divine and that at some point I will be given the chance to get to the club and that I will enjoy it because it something beautiful.’MORE: Lucas Torreira’s agent provides update on Arsenal star’s futureMORE: David Luiz speaks out on his future amid speculation he is set to leave ArsenalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. SPONSORED Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Read More 1 min. story Advertisement / Read More Skip Ad Video Settingslast_img read more

Governor Wolf Tours Western Pennsylvania Laborers’ Education and Training Center

first_imgGovernor Wolf Tours Western Pennsylvania Laborers’ Education and Training Center Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Workforce Development Saxonburg, PA – Governor Wolf today toured the Western Pennsylvania Laborers’ Education and Training Center to highlight the importance of workforce training and careers in construction.“These laborers are receiving the proper training and certifications to perform their jobs, and using technology to make themselves even more of an asset to the contractors who rely on them to complete jobs effectively, efficiently, and safely,” Governor Wolf said. “The laborers training center is an excellent blueprint for workforce training that is truly putting people to work across western Pennsylvania.”Governor Wolf toured the center and met with 19 laborers training on OSHA regulations. Trainees learn about standards that should be adhered to on construction sites and how to create and maintain a safe and healthy work environment. The 10-hour course is split into two six-hour days, per OSHA standards.“The apprentices at Western PA laborers are required to put in hundreds of hours of training to be best prepared to work on projects that build highways and maintain the state’s infrastructure,” Governor Wolf said. “It was a pleasure to meet these hard-working members of Pennsylvania’s workforce.”There are currently 34 courses at Western Pennsylvania offered to train laborers and apprentices in skills that give Pennsylvania contractors a competitive edge. Courses offered include topics such as concrete, asbestos, scaffolding, blueprint reading, and first aid.Last year, the Wolf Administration established the Apprenticeship Training Office (ATO) to provide outreach, education, and technical support to current and prospective apprenticeship program sponsors and apprentices.Since its inception, the ATO has added 2,610 new apprentices and 81 new registered apprenticeship occupations statewide. Pennsylvania currently has 15,208 apprentices and 750 registered apprenticeship programs.For more information on the Apprenticeship and Training Office, visit ATO. November 20, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

UK consultants braced for DB transfer requests

first_imgUK defined benefit (DB) schemes are braced for an increase in valuation requests from members amid a consultation to close off transfers to defined contribution (DC) plans.In this year’s Budget, the government announced plans to liberalise at-retirement choices for DC savers, prompting fears of increased requests for DB members to transfer out.However, in anticipation, the government began to consult on closing off transfers for DB savers for fear a mass exodus would damage the UK’s debt and equity markets.The consultation period ends of 11 June 2014. With any decision to close transfers expected to be immediate, consultancies have reported both statistical and anecdotal evidence of increased action.Barnett Waddingham told IPE it had witnessed a 60% increase in the number of cash equivalent transfer value (CETV) requests from DB members in the three weeks since the Budget, compared to the same period in 2013.Paul Latimer, head of pensions administration at the firm said: “Our increase certainly suggests there could be more awareness to some of the issues from the public. The main thing however is whether the government is going to put a stop to this.”Aon Hewitt partner Lynda Whitney said the consultancy had also witnessed a range of questions from DB members.She said: “From individuals, requests have been around not just CETVs, but people assuming they would be entitled to the flexibility available in DC, and not understanding they will not get this directly from DB.“After this is explained, alongside that we still do not whether they will be able to transfer out, then most are asking for CETVs.”Partner in Mercer’s Financial Strategy Group, Matthew Demwell, said the consultancy had also witnessed increased action from DB members looking for information on pension pots.“Anecdotally, we’re hearing of more people ringing up asking how to get hold of their money. If anything it is more misunderstanding about what people can and cannot do, but this isn’t all that surprising given the Budget headlines,” he said.In addition to this, research from Aon Hewitt showed just one-tenth of trustees, pension managers and finance directors thought transfers should be banned.The government is already looking to ban transfers from public sector unfunded DB schemes, suggesting it cannot manage the cash flow requirements for large transfers.However, in the survey, only 20% thought DB savers should be entitled to the same flexibility as DC savers.The majority of respondents thought transfer should be permitted, but with restrictions, such as extending the Code of Good Practice currently used with incentive exercises.Ben Roe, head of the liability management practice at Aon Hewitt, said: “This looks to be a very sensible balanced position that delegates have proposed.”We could well see a very short-term flurry of activity, as some DB members are concerned that their existing ability to transfer will be curtailed or stopped altogether at the end of the consultation period.”last_img read more

Mbappe ‘agrees terms with Real Madrid’ with world record transfer from PSG set

first_img Journalist Oriol Domenech told Catalunya Radio: “From what they tell me from different clubs that have contacted him, Madrid has it closed. “When Mbappe departs, in 2020 or 2021, he will go to Madrid.” The claim comes after Mundo Deportivo reported Mbappe is eyeing a move to Madrid after a touchline bust-up with boss Thomas Tuchel. Zinedine Zidane is apparently ready to fork out a massive £250million to get the deal done. Mbappe started PSG’s 5-0 win over Montpellier on Saturday, scoring the fourth goal in the 57th minute. However, he was subbed off by Tuchel just ten minutes later. And Mbappe gave the German a piece of his mind after Tuchel grabbed him by the back of the head to explain the decision. It wasn’t the only controversial moment as Neymar confronted the ref at the final whistle over a yellow card for a rainbow flick. Speaking after the game, Tuchel revealed he is considering disciplining Mbappe for his reaction. “It’s not good, because it opens up subjects that go against the team’s state of mind. Too bad. “I am not angry, but I am sad because it is not necessary. I explained to him why we did this, and it will stay that way. “I will always decide the technical aspects. We don’t play tennis, we play soccer and we have to respect everyone “I don’t know, I have to think, I have to sleep. I will make a decision. read also:‘Nothing personal’ – PSG coach Tuchel plays down spat with Mbappe “We have training at 11am, we will talk about the match with the group. “I’ll see if I talk about this or if I do it individually. It will depend on my night’s sleep too!” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Kylian Mbappe has reportedly agreed terms with Real Madrid over a world-record move from Paris Saint-Germain. Loading… center_img The tactician said: “I’m the coach, someone has to decide who goes off and who comes on – it’s me. “He is very intelligent, he knows what he is doing. He doesn’t like going off, nobody likes going off. “These are not good images, but we are not the only club that has to deal with this sort of thing. Promoted ContentPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti12 Countries Whose Technological Progress Amazes6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThailand’s 10 Most Iconic LandmarksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Reasons Sharks Are Afraid Of DolphinsThe Best Cars Of All Time20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”No Good Disney Role Models For Boys?last_img read more

Three Athletes Succeed In Special Olympics USA Games

first_imgThree local athletes participated in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games last week in New Jersey.Over three thousand athletes traveled from across the nation to take part in the games. Team Indiana consisted of eighty-five individuals, including Becky Cashman, Christa Mullins and Jacob Eldridge.The three qualified for the games by first being nominated by their local Special Olympics coordinator, Greg Townsend, and winning a gold medal in their respective sport during the 2013 Special Olympics Indiana Summer Games in Terre Haute.27-year-old Christa Mullins of Dillsboro, and 24-year-old Becky Cashman of Rising Sun, competed in aquatics during the seven-day event.Both were part of Team Indiana’s 4 X 50 yard Freestyle team along with fellow Hoosiers, Katie Williams and Victoria Roberts. The relay team captured the Silver Medal on Thursday, June 19th.Individually, Mullins competed in the 50 yard Breaststroke receiving the fifth place ribbon, the 100 yard Freestyle receiving the Bronze Medal and in the 50 yard Freestyle taking home the Silver Medal.Cashman competed in the 100 yard Individual Medley and the 100 yard Freestyle capturing a Bronze Medal in each, and on Friday, June 20th, the last day of competition, she took home the Gold Medal in the 100 yard Breaststroke.“I don’t think she’ll stop smiling for a year,” said Cashman’s mother, Anne. “It was the best thing in the world on top of the experience of going to the Games.”Eldridge, 17, of Sunman, competed in the 1500 Meter Run taking sixth place, the 400 Meter Dash taking fifth place, and the 800 Meter Run to receive a Bronze Medal.“My eyes swelled with tears of joy when I saw Jacob receive his medal,” said Eldridge’s father, Clint Eldridge. “Words cannot express how thankful I and Jacob’s mother are for this opportunity. Jacob’s participation in Special Olympics has increased his confidence level,” added Eldridge.Jacob was also part of Team Indiana’s 4 X 400 Meter Relay Team with fellow Hoosiers, Erin Gunnick, Jose Newman and Andrew Peterson. The team received the Silver Medal in the last track and field event of the games on Thursday June 19th.Team Indiana was welcomed home by hundreds of fans at the Indianapolis International Airport Saturday afternoon.“There has been no greater joy than to watch Christa compete on a national level,” said Barb Mullins, Christa’s mother. She and her husband, Gary Cashman, credits Special Olympics for their daughter’s achievements not only in the pool, but also in her personal development.FOX Sports will broadcast a one-hour special chronicling the games through the eyes of competing athletes on Monday, June 30 at 7 p.m. It airs on Fox Sports 1 and is titled “Celebrating Champions: 2014 Special Olympic Games.”On Monday, July 28th at the Hidden Valley Golf Club the local delegation will be hosting A “Revealing Champions” golf scramble fundraiser will be held at Hidden Valley Golf Club on Monday, July 28. Learn more by visiting , where Christa, Becky and Jacob will be available for a meet and great. To learn more about thegolf scramble or to enter a team, please visitlast_img read more

Bulldogs Freshman Hoopsters Get Win Over Knights

first_imgThe Batesville Freshman Boys Basketball team won their fourth game of the season against South Dearborn on Tuesday. The the game was fairly even in the 1st quarter, with Batesville leading South Dearborn 16-12.  The Bulldogs continued to extend their lead to eight points going into halftime, with a score of 26-18.In the 3rd quarter, the Bulldogs really stepped up their defense, allowing the Knights just two points. The final score was 42-26.The Bulldogs were led in scoring by Trey Peters with 14 .Their Bulldogs play again on Saturday at BHS against North Decatur at 9:30am.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Sean Boyce.last_img read more

Healy sets sights on coaching role

first_imgNorthern Ireland’s record goalscorer David Healy is hoping he can continue to contribute to the national side as a coach after announcing his retirement from football. Press Association Current Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill would dearly love to have the David Healy of five years ago at his disposal, but was only able to use the fan favourite sparingly due to his lack of regular football. Healy did score one goal for O’Neill, his 36th and final international strike earning a stoppage-time draw against Azerbaijan last November. O’Neill hailed Healy’s contribution over the years and welcomed his future help from the sidelines. “David Healy has and will always be an iconic player in the eyes of all Northern Ireland fans,” he said. “His commitment to playing for Northern Ireland is an example to all current and future international players. “I know that David will have a lot to offer the game as he embarks on his coaching career. “David has already performed a scouting role for the senior international team and assisted the U17 team as part of his development as a coach. I would like to thank David for his contribution to football in Northern Ireland and I look forward to working with him in the future.” Northern Ireland’s Sports Minister Caral Ní Chuilín paid tribute to Healy in an official statement. It read: “David Healy is an inspirational figure, his exploits on the field will be remembered by fans both locally and across the globe. His wonder strike to beat England at Windsor Park and his hat-trick against Spain live long in the memory. “Having played at all levels of the game, he built a career which took him to the pinnacle of his sport. He was able to compete with, and often beat, the best footballers in the world.” The Irish Football Association has also confirmed it will mark Healy’s career at the next competitive match staged at Windsor Park. Healy’s club career never reached the heights of his international achievements – a prolific spell at Preston and a solid stint with Leeds the highlights alongside less successful times at Fulham and Sunderland – but he will long be remembered for his role in some of the most memorable acts of giant killing in recent times. He scored the winner against Sven-Goran Eriksson’s England in 2005, a hat-trick in the 3-2 defeat of Spain the following year and two more in a 2-1 victory against Sweden in 2007. All in all, he managed a then record of 13 goals in Euro 2008 qualifying but never made it a major tournament after narrowly missing out on that competition. Healy has been without a club since being released by Bury in the summer but is now targeting a coaching future having already helped out Northern Ireland on a part-time basis this year. “It has been an absolute honour and privilege to wear the Northern Ireland shirt, to represent the people of our proud wee country and I hope to continue in whatever way I can, in my new career in coaching, to help Northern Ireland succeed,” said Healy in a statement. “Over half my life has been dedicated to the game that I love and although you have to get on by your own efforts and making the best of your own abilities, my career would not have been anything like it has, without the help and support of so many people. “To the Green and White Army, who have sang my name win or lose, goals or no goals, travelled to countries, some of which I don’t think either I or they could even spell, my heartfelt thanks and respect to you all. I will see you in the Kop End! “There have been some pretty tough days in the Green shirt, let’s be honest, but when we got it right and when I had the chance to play my part, those are the days that will stay in my memory forever.” Healy’s status as one of his country’s finest ever players is already assured thanks to a tally of 36 goals – 23 more than Billy Gillespie and Colin Clarke, who share second place on the all-time scoring list. The 34-year-old is also the most-capped outfield player in Northern Ireland’s history, with his mark of 95 caps only bettered by goalkeeper Pat Jennings, who managed 119. last_img read more