Dorset’s Adams opens wood pellet plant

first_imgKatie Adams, who founded Cat Country Radio sixteen years ago, is now creating another Rutland based enterprise. Adams has taken a closed wood pallet mill in Clarendon, and, as she did with country music, is filling a void in the market. She s starting the first wood pellet plant in Vermont.Vermont Wood Pellet Co. LLC, formed with partner Chris Brooks, announces the opening of their manufacturing plant, giving Rutland a good-news story in tough-news times. The Vermont Wood Pellet Company mill has received all permits. Brooks, with five generations of lumber industry behind him, has completed construction of a test mill, with the full scale-operating mill nearing completion. The mill staff is testing and producing premium pellets from clean, high btu wood blend, which produces less than one percent ash residue.    We think users will be very happy with the results of heating with Vermont Wood Pellet Company pellets”.  After a year of research, buying the right equipment and securing the necessary permits, the first energy efficient pellets were test-produced on Saturday.  Carrara Mechanical Systems of Castleton designed and engineered the plant, which will initially produce 10,000 tons of wood pellets a year. A small-scale plant built by design, to harvest and heat within a 35-mile radius of Rutland. All logs are harvested from local Vermont woodlots, are processed locally and the pellets are distributed for sale locally.  Now Vermonters can truly Heat Local , states Adams.Vermont Wood Pellet Company s pellets are distributed by Bourdeau Bros.Source: Vermont Wood Pelletlast_img read more

Marathon: Becoming a Runner

first_imgIn music, repetition evokes hypnosis and familiarity—the warmth of a house beat, the comfort of a vi, IV, I chord pattern. In writing, repetition evokes a motif, a signal to pay attention to this, or a crutch a writer relies on. In nature, repetition forms in snowflakes and snail shells, a result of mathematics and natural selection. The phenomena of repetition and recursion are so often signifiers of meaning and beauty, except when it comes to how we consume media. Because of the pace of digital media and publishing, information has to constantly be packaged in different ways else we over-familiarize ourselves with it and the package begins to curdle. Every day, we are recalibrating ourselves to the speed with which we need to absorb and familiarize ourselves with new news, new emails, new music, books, movies, because there is no governor on the amount of information we can have. When I’m feeling a pain in my ankle on a run, my brain and body tell me to stop. When I’m blithely checking Twitter before bed, I don’t have any reaction that tells me I have already had too much information for the day.  Becoming an athlete—a class of people I consider myself a part of because of both the constant soreness and exhaustion as well as occasionally not drinking because of a planned workout—has been an all-time great decision, right up there with marriage and seeing OutKast on the Stankonia tour. Unlike becoming a creative—a class of people I consider myself a part of because I occasionally smoke weed and have an astonishing ego—the athlete actually sees measurable progress. Put in work and see results in the body. For instance, mine has gone from writerly schlub to that post-schlub road-biker look with a baby-fat gut and weirdly jacked thighs; the guy who walks into the corner store dripping sweat and tries to buy a huge thing of coconut water and an RxBar with Apple Pay but can’t get the thing to show up on the phone and is holding up the whole line. This, I think, has given me perspective on the struggles of media and music. (I should also add this is why writers are encouraged to embrace a real hobby; to find new perspective through the eyes of a subculture and use it to add dimension to their essays.) In the worst of days online, it can feel like we are trapped in a repetitive, recursive nightmare. We struggle with how to process the same information—delivered in the same kind of way—over and over because nothing seems to be changing. Another day, another spate of horrifying or banal stories and emails delivered with roughly the same tone and commented on wryly or cynically by the same people. At worst, the information becomes toxic and elicits an unwarranted negative response to the sender; at best, we tie our brains into some mariner’s knot to try and have a genuine response to the information. We employ cynicism, nihilism, irony, anger, and contrarianism to try to respond to this sameness. We elide normal response in favor of something so layered and inscrutable as to be entirely without actual meaning. But do we grow? Do we get faster? Do the numbers really go up? For nine months, I haven’t met a day without soreness or left it without exhaustion. Whether nursing an inflamed Achilles tendon or dealing with a pre-arthritic runner’s knee or just a general ache from a speed, distance, or strength workout, my body, at 34, has become the site of a shady remodeling project, a real gut job like someone’s trying to flip me for cash. I ran my first marathon in the spring, came in under four hours, and in the summer I started training for my second. Previously the idea of running two marathons in a year would have seemed preposterous had it crossed my mind at any point during my life, yet here I am, 733 earned miles under my feet since January, hoping to have a good day at the New York Marathon in November. Until this year, I didn’t really know what it took to be an athlete. I had worked out, yes; I had even gone to the gym for a couple years, but that was more out of vanity than any kind of goal (the goal was to look attractive enough to be able to play a convincing Romeo, a contrapuntal action to distract from the fact that this Romeo was going bald). Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. Athleticism is, in my understanding of it, doing the same thing and expecting different results—and actually getting them. The first day running on the road is misery. You are moving as if a bungee cord is attached to your back. But each day the bungee loosens until it’s gone, as long as you keep doing the same thing, keep setting the alarm, keep committing to honing the rhythm of the day when you are getting up to run and refining the posture and movement of the legs and body. 800-meter repeats, six times up the hill, four-mile loop at your marathon pace. Running is an exercise of repetition and trust that if you continue to do the workout, it will get better and better. Fall into the pattern like a trance, add a couple of speed workouts, and suddenly my 34-year-old body is using oxygen like a goddamn 20-year-old. The term “brain worms” is employed as a kind of in-joke when someone on Twitter leaps to what seems like the most absurd, layered, reactionary, referential response to a piece of information. Mostly “brain worms” is just what happens when you think the online world is exercise, when you believe you are accruing something or making the numbers go up, when in reality you are just loading an overworked, injured brain and nothing is changing. Everything feels recursive because you cannot process new information. A writer’s journey to becoming a runnercenter_img Jeremy D. Larson is the reviews editor at Pitchfork. So I grew into an oblong creative-type. Soccer practice turned into play rehearsal, baseball turned to transcribing Stan Getz solos, getting exercise was replaced by a life of the mind which included a lay interest in fiction while getting high and ordering two double cheeseburgers at McDonald’s on the way back from band practice. It all flowed easy; there was no one disappointed in my skill level, no teammate disappointed in my fear of the ball, no pithy orange slices to factor into the process.  But also: Put in work and see numbers. Real numbers, times on a stopwatch, data logged, arrayed, and analyzed. I have a record of the same workout I’ve done for the past year and to see my pace quicken, to see my heart rate decrease as I shorten those times little by little has been the most rewarding thing. They say that you need a hobby if you are going to be a creative type, something where you can be objectively successful instead of subjectively and hopelessly typing words trying to convey meaning and style. Cooking, gardening, woodcraft, Starcraft, whatever. Long-distance running has become my hobby, the tangible and tactile activity that exists alongside this indestructible and altogether unhealthy desire to be regarded as a writer and editor of note.  I wasn’t necessarily an athlete growing up: I played sports because that was the main after-school activity you could really do in my town other than Cub Scouts (too churchy) or 4-H (too muddy and too churchy). So I sportsed, but by the time the youth rec league transitioned from charmingly participatory to actually competitive, I was slotted into the also-ran positions in each one: soccer (fullback), track (3000m race), and basketball (guy who’s encouraged to pass it). I was the utility player who clearly didn’t have one of two things that allows young people to excel at sports: the drive to practice or the innate coordination to not have to practice. When I told my dad I wanted to quit baseball, it led to one of the biggest drag-out family fights in our history, the kind everyone looks back on with eyes down and utter shame. Running has made me more sympathetic to an honest response, to patience, to the idea of approaching the same thing with new eyes. At the end of a long 14-mile training run, knowing that it is a distance greater than a half-marathon, that I am just out here doing the work, running a loop, slowly strengthening and building to do better the next time, I feel better than any one moment in life outside of getting some writing done. last_img read more

Bulgarian bartender falls in love with the law

first_imgBulgarian bartender falls in love with the law Bulgarian bartender falls in love with the law November 1, 2005 Senior Editor Regular Newscenter_img ‘I needed a challenge. I needed something to nourish my soul’ Jan Pudlow Senior Editor As soon as new lawyers take the “Oath of Attorney,” the tradition is to crowd onto the steps of the Florida Supreme Court for a group picture with the justices.After the professional photographer packs up and leaves, proud families and friends whip out their digital cameras for their own keepsake shots.It was here, on the courthouse steps on a sunny Tallahassee afternoon, that Pavlina Petrova came to stand next to Chief Justice Barbara Pariente for a picture of just the two of them.“This is a very special day for me,” Petrova told the chief justice. “It took me nine and a half years to come to these steps. I had to learn the English alphabet. I am from Bulgaria.”Squeezing her hand and congratulating her, Pariente told Petrova that America needs more people like her, with that kind of determination.Two days later, Petrova was back on the job as an assistant public defender in the Sixth Judicial Circuit’s Clearwater office, representing defendants charged with misdemeanors.“Some of my clients have never heard of Bulgaria,” Petrova said. “When I introduce myself in the very beginning, I tell my clients, ‘Even though I have a strong accent, don’t worry. My enthusiasm and dedication will compensate.’”Quoting a poem “We Are the Hope,” displayed on Sixth Circuit Public Defender Bob Dillinger’s Web page, Petrova says: “What we the public defenders do for our clients, we really are the hope. It’s great satisfaction to me, even though I haven’t been long here, to see hope in my clients’ eyes. It’s something that money cannot buy.”Petrova knows all about losing hope and finding it again.She told the story of how it came to be that a single mom from once-communist Bulgaria landed in Florida in 1995 without her high school diploma, but with a passion to become a lawyer no matter what it took.“I needed a challenge. I needed something to nourish my soul,” Petrova said. “I wanted a profession which, to me, would be a long-term challenge for the rest of my life.”The American-Bulgarian connection began when her young daughter, Ekaterina Atanassova, was in the fourth grade and a visiting teacher from America taught her class for two months and finally made learning fun.The next year, Ekaterina came to America as a visiting student, and Petrova came to see her three times. When the school year was up, Ekaterina did not want to return to Bulgaria, where communist domination had ended only a few years earlier in 1990. The process of moving toward a political democracy and market economy was slow and painful, as Bulgarians combated inflation, unemployment, corruption, and crime.“First years of democracy were very difficult,” Petrova said. “Change cannot happen overnight. Change in people’s minds cannot happen in even one year.”But big changes were in store for Petrova.The divorced mother, who owned her own 24-hour bar she started from scratch, realized she had two choices: Stay alone in Bulgaria unhappily working at her bar, or go to America to be with her daughter.Once in America, she dreamed of going to college and restarting her education.“During communist time in Bulgaria, once you are 33 or older you cannot continue in a regular college. You are considered too old,” said 49-year-old Petrova. “So I say, I am going to the United States. My friends said, ‘What are you going to do? You won’t have money to buy bread for your child.’”In the fall of 1995, Petrova landed in the St. Petersburg area, enrolled in a class to get her GED and to learn English. She was lucky to meet Jean Cook, her instructor of English for speakers of other languages, at Palm Harbor Community School.“No. 1, I am extremely proud of Paula,” Cook says, using her former student’s American name. “I can safely say she is my highest achieving student.. . . When she walked into my class, she was pretty much a nonspeaker and didn’t understand much at all. It hasn’t been easy for her. She had to study and work very hard. I gave her as much support as I could.”When friends who bought Petrova’s bar in Bulgaria refused to send her the $20,000 sales price, Petrova felt betrayed by her so-called friends and distraught over how she could afford to go to school.“I don’t have money to go to school and that is my dream. So about for six months, I didn’t see any light. Mrs. Cook, she knew about that. She started to give me more homework. She realized that I wouldn’t go unprepared, so I will spend most of my time doing homework and I wouldn’t have time to spend feeling sorry for myself. When you have a positive attitude, things fix themselves,” Petrova said.So Petrova went to what was then called St. Petersburg Junior College, then on to Eckerd College for a bachelor’s degree in American Studies.“She was a full-time waitress, a full-time mom, and a full-time student,” Cook said. “She is extremely bright. She is the type of person who asks questions in class that stump the teacher.”Cook stuck with her, writing letters of recommendation and keeping the encouragement flowing.Pulling a paper out of her former student’s thick file, Cook quoted an essay Petrova wrote about opportunities in America: “It doesn’t matter what gets in my way. Time will prove whether I am right or wrong.” It was about her dream to become an attorney within 10 years.She was accepted at Florida State University College of Law at the same time her daughter was accepted at FSU to study finance.“If in 10 years, I can start from nothing, not know the English language, not knowing anybody. If I can do that, anybody can do it—if they have the desire,” said Petrova, who hopes to become an American citizen in January.For her graduation from law school, her daughter gave her a clock, with this message: “Where there is a will, there is a way.”last_img read more

Land Securities to enter Belfast shopping battle

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Industrial: Into the fast lane

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20,000 trucks serving Tanjung Priok port can’t operate amid floods: Association

first_imgFlooding on thoroughfares of the capital and major roads in satellite cities has disrupted operations of at least 20,000 trucks in Greater Jakarta.The deputy chairman of the Indonesian Trucks Business Association (Aprtindo), Kyatmaja Lookman, said the association’s members operated 20,000 trucks a day to and from Tanjung Priok Port in North Jakarta, and on Tuesday the trucks could not hit the road because of widespread flooding.“Usually, floods do not reach the Cakung-Cilincing and Marunda toll road,” he said, referring to one of the primary arteries connecting the city with the country’s biggest ports. “I haven’t got detailed reports from the members, but typically, there are about 20,000 trucks belonging to our members moving to and from Tanjung Priok each day,” he told The Jakarta Post. “If we include trucks operating across Jakarta, the number could be higher,” he said.He estimated that the loss borne by the members could reach Rp 30 billion a day (US$2.15 million). That calculation, he said, did not include losses from possible damage to the goods.Kyatmaja said he had received reports that some truck depots were inundated. Should flooding damage truck engines, the loss could be Rp 20 million to Rp 30 million per unit, he went on.Topics :last_img read more

Highest daily spike sees Jakarta logging 658 new COVID-19 cases

first_img“Of the 658 positive cases, 98 were the accumulation of the previous day’s data that had just been reported,” Weningtyas Purnomorini, the head of health services at the Jakarta Health Agency, said on Friday.Jakarta has conducted a total of 41,914 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests per 1 million people to date, with 43,330 people in the city having been tested over the past seven days.As of Thursday, 15,201 infected people have recovered and 922 have died due to the respiratory disease, according to the Jakarta administration’s official COVID-19 tally.Read also: Discourse: Indonesia must go back to basics for COVID-19 recovery: UN official Jakarta reported 658 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the highest one-day spike since the first infections were recorded in March, bringing the total number of cases in the capital to 24,521.The latest figure continues the trend of rising positive cases in Jakarta over the past few weeks following the city’s decision to gradually ease restrictions and reopen businesses and offices under health protocols on June 4.Jakarta’s authorities, however, have said that the rise in positive cases in the capital is due to the administration’s aggressive contact tracing of COVID-19-positive cases. The national COVID-19 task force recently revealed that office buildings had emerged as new clusters of coronavirus transmission, particularly inside those that lack ventilation or room for social distancing.In Jakarta alone, 68 distinct office clusters had been found as of July 26, which included buildings belonging to public institutions, ministries and state-owned enterprises.Tests also reveal an increase in COVID-19 clusters in Jakarta’s houses of worship, where the positivity rate, which refers to the percentage of positive results from all tests conducted in a cluster, had reached 74 percent, according to an epidemiologist.Jakarta Health Agency data from June 4 to July 28 shows there were 114 confirmed cases from clusters at nine houses of worship across the capital. Most of them were located in churches and mosques, with three clusters each and a total of 40 cases.Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, therefore, decided to extend the transitional large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) until mid-August as the pandemic showed no signs of letting up in the city of some 10 million people.The capital’s positivity rate has hit 7.4 percent in the past week, above the figure recommended by the World Health Organization for relaxations, which is 5 percent or below. (vny)Topics :last_img read more

European Commission moves on cross-border pensions

first_imgLegislation to give workers occupational pension rights when they move to new jobs across EU borders is being cleared through the Brussels rule-making machinery, but the final outcome is unlikely to enter into force until at least 2018.The development comes with agreement by member states and the Parliament’s Employment Committee.The accord is expected to be confirmed by the European Parliament in plenary session, at a meeting planned formerly for February 2014.However, this has since been put forward to April, that is, shortly before the elections, due in May. History of the move goes back at least to 2005, when a text was presented by the European Commission. That version was revised in 2007.But legislation was then blocked by member states, meeting in the Council, for almost seven years, according to a statement by the Parliament.Now, following endorsement by the Parliament, governments will have to meet a four-year deadline for transposing the Directive into national law, the statement continues.It adds: “This agreement follows many years of difficult negotiations. Under the compromise agreement, the Directive would only apply to workers who move between member states; however, [they] may extend these standards also to workers who change jobs within a single country.“Currently, occupational pension scheme rules in some countries mean people who change jobs after less than five or even 10 years will not earn any occupational pension rights.”The delay problem is described in a Parliament press release as “due to differences among member states’ pension schemes and the unanimous vote requirement [then]”.  Under the new rules, the ‘vesting period’ of a pension scheme must not exceed three years, according to the release.The period refers to active membership of a scheme needed for a person to retain entitlement to a supplementary, or occupational, pension.Ria Oomen Ruijten, the Dutch centre-right MEP, said the legislation would “help to eliminate barriers to the free movement of workers”.She is prime mover of the legislation and a substitute member of the Parliament’s Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.Her office has confirmed with IPE the generally accepted fact the delays were due to a lack of political will from Germany.Meanwhile, Paul Bonser, partner and UK retirement practice leader at Aon Hewitt, said: “Anything that improves the portability of pensions in the EEC is a good thing.”Significantly, he notes that, already, an increasing numbers of large international employers are setting up cross-border pension funds for their European workforces.PensionsEurope pointed out that opinions differed among its members, as some were more affected by the legislation than others.The federation’s policy officer, Corianne van de Ligt, said: “In general, we can say the agreement is all right by us.”However, she added that a certain article – Article 5 (3), which covers compensation to a worker with a capital sum in compensation in certain conditions –might create extra costs.As for any benefit to the EU economy, Brussels think tank specialist Mikkel Barslund, at the Centre for European Policy Studies, said the Directive could be an issue for large companies.“I don’t think it would affect the EU economy much,” he said.last_img read more

Local residents score in FLW Bass Fishing League

first_imgMonroe County, In. — Boater Stu Moyer of Indianapolis, caught four bass Saturday weighing 15 pounds, 14 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division tournament on Lake Monroe. For his win, Moyer earned $6,311.Moyer said he began his day close to the dam in the Fairfax area, fishing docks in the back of a creek.“I couldn’t catch anything from under the docks likely due to the overcast conditions,” said Moyer, who earned his second career win in BFL competition on Lake Monroe. “I pitched a worm out into the open near a grassline in 8 feet of water, worked the outside edge, and caught my first one where it came close to the docks. It was a 6½-pounder and I got it just after 8 (a.m.).”Moyer said he used a Texas-rigged 10-inch Red Shad-colored Berkley Power Worm on a 5/0 Gamakatsu hook with a 5/16-ounce weight. The bait was attached to 20-pound-test P-Line, spooled on a Lew’s reel and rigged on a 7-foot, 3-inch Phoenix MBX rod.“I think the cloudy weather pulled them out from the cover,” said Moyer. “The grassline was far enough away from the docks that I knew they weren’t relating to them.”Moyer proceeded on to a “duplicate” area in Moore’s Creek where he was able to put a couple more good fish in the boat around 11 a.m.“I knew there was a grassline about 50 yards off the docks – it’s a breakline and it’s full of grass. I pitched in there and missed the first one. I moved 10 yards down, threw in again and caught two 4-pounders in two casts.”Moyer said he had a couple more bites running back through his route, but couldn’t get anything in the boat until the end of the day.“I caught my last fish with 15 minutes to go from under a dock in the Paynetown area with the same worm. It was in 3 feet of water and turned out to be the fish I needed to win.”The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:1st:          Stu Moyer, Indianapolis, Ind., four bass, 15-14, $4,311 + $2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus2nd:         Eric Hardesty, Nineveh, Ind., five bass, 14-2, $1,6933rd:          Aaron Sisk, Evansville, Ind., five bass, 13-3, $1,2294th:          Jim Pickett, Franklin, Ind., five bass, 11-4, $7905th:          Christopher Lemon, Mooresville, Ind., four bass, 9-6, $6776th:          Marty Sisk, Evansville, Ind., four bass, 9-5, $6217th:          Lee Mill, Columbus, Ind., four bass, 9-4, $5648th:          James White, Martinsville, Ind., three bass, 8-15, $5089th:          Bob Drake, Noblesville, Ind., three bass, 8-8, $45110th:        Steve Sendelweck, Ramsey, Ind., four bass, 8-7, $395Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.Moyer’s 6-pound, 8-ounce bass was the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division and earned him the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $425.Brent Bennett of Madison, Indiana, won the Co-angler Division and $1,905 Saturday after catching three bass weighing 12 pounds, 6 ounces.The top 10 co-anglers were:1st:          Brent Bennett, Madison, Ind., three bass, 12-6, $1,9052nd:         Kyle Lambeck, Santa Claus, Ind., three bass, 11-3, $8463rd:          Spencer Clark, Maryland Heights, Mo., five bass, 10-5, $5644th:          Greg Roberts, Columbus, Ind., three bass, 9-5, $3955th:          James Mullanix, Anderson, Ind., three bass, 6-11, $3396th:          Scottie Davis, Martinsville, Ind., three bass, 6-7, $3107th:          Jeff Turner, Plainfield, Ill., three bass, 6-0, $2828th:          Brian Short, Oxford, Ohio, two bass, 5-8, $4549th:          Rodney Johnson, Franklin, Ind., two bass, 5-4, $2129th:          James Rockhill, Anderson, Ind., two bass, 5-4, $212Bennett also caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division weighing in at 5 pounds, 6 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $212.The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the region based on point standings, along with the five winners in each qualifying event, will be entered in the Oct. 18-20 BFL Regional Championship on Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, Kentucky. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.The 2018 BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 128 tournaments throughout the season, five qualifying events in each division. The top 45 boaters and co-anglers from each division, along with the five winners of the qualifying events, will advance to one of six regional tournaments where they are competing to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the BFL All-American. Top performers in the BFL can move up to the Costa FLW Series or even the FLW Tour.For complete details and updated information visit FLWFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League on FLW’s social media outlets at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat.last_img read more

Lampard hits back at Klopp over Chelsea spending jibe

first_img “The reality is that probably other than Leicester, most clubs that win the Premier League in the modern day have recruited well at quite a high level money-wise. You can go through the Liverpool players, Van Dijk, Alisson, Fabinho, Keita, Mane, Salah, incredible players that came at a very high price. But Liverpool have done it over a period of time. “What we have done is come off the back of a ban, probably tried to address the situation ourselves to help improve us, but I think it is par for the course. read also:Lampard hands Willian’s No.10 jersey to Chelsea star “There is no point in doing the maths too much with it, we all know Liverpool have spent at a high level. They have spent huge amounts. “We know they have an incredible coach, incredible players and the smart thing that Liverpool have done is believe in their coach and their system for a number of years. It is a great story but it is a story that has spent money on players.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Frank Lampard has defended Chelsea’s recent spending and hit back at criticism from Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. The German said last week that Liverpool were unable to compete with Chelsea’s spending – which has tipped over £200m – because they were ‘not owned by countries or oligarchs’, and suggested it would take more than transfers to become title contenders. But Lampard thinks Klopp’s comments were hypocritical, pointing to the Reds spending large money on the likes of Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk, Alisson, Fabinho and Naby Keita in the past three years. Asked about Klopp’s comments, Lampard said: “I was less annoyed with it, I found it more, slightly amusing I would say. When you talk about the owners of clubs in the Premier League, I do not think it matters what line of business they come from. We are talking about some very wealthy owners. “With Liverpool’s story, I think it is a fantastic story of a club over the five years that Jurgen Klopp has been there that they have managed to get recruitment right to a really high level.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWe’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon!6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneJason Statham Bought And Sold A Multi-Million Dollar House14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterlast_img read more