Barbra Streisand Fights Back Over The Normal Heart

first_img The Normal Heart takes a look at the challenges in trying to raise awareness during the early days of the AIDS crisis in New York City. The made-for-TV movie features stars including Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons, Joe Mantello, Denis O’Hare and Jonathan Groff. View Comments While we prep our DVRs for the May 25 premiere of Ryan Murphy’s HBO adaptation of Larry Kramer’s Tony-winning drama The Normal Heart, there’s one stage and screen icon that has something to say, first. Barbra Streisand released a statement to the Hollywood Reporter in response to a 2012 email from Kramer to Streisand that went public, which accused her of not having “quite the same burning passion to make it as you always claim.” Streisand was the first filmmaker to discuss a screen adaptation with Kramer, having held an option on the project for ten years following the play’s 1985 premiere and championing it even when she no longer held the rights. “I tried very hard to get it made,” said Streisand. “In the press, Larry kept speaking out against me. But I think it’s unfair to keep blaming me for the movie not getting made. I worked on it for 25 years, without pay.” Despite all that’s occurred, the Oscar winner reveals: “I’m glad it’s finally here.”last_img read more

Watch Jennifer Lopez & Lin-Manuel Miranda Team Up

first_img from $149.00 Related Shows We told you Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda would still be in our hearts (and in the headlines) post-Ham! Fresh off of his final performance, the Tony winner joined fellow New York native and Latin pop superstar Jennifer Lopez onstage at The Today Show on July 11 to perform their single, “Love Make the World Go Round,” a tribute to the victims of the tragic Orlando shooting that occurred on June 12. The audience included 50 survivors and victims’ family members. Proceeds from the track, which is currently in the third slot on the iTunes Top Songs chart, will benefit the Hispanic Federation’s Proyecto Somos Orlando; 95 percent of the victims in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history were Latino. Check out J. Lo and Miranda’s anthemic performance below! Star Files View Commentscenter_img Hamilton Jennifer Lopez & Lin-Manuel Miranda(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Lin-Manuel Mirandalast_img read more

Farm Tour

first_imgFrom the trees that beautify Georgia’s landscapes to the cows that produce milk to feed Georgia families, agriculture in this state is diverse and faces a wide range of challenges. University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead and state leaders learned more about these challenges and northeastern Georgia’s farms, nurseries and the agritourism industry Tuesday during the annual farm tour.”As a land-grant institution, the University of Georgia is committed to helping our state’s agriculture industry thrive,” said Morehead. “Today we were reminded not only of the far-reaching scope of agriculture in Georgia but also of the vital partnership between the university and farmers across the state.”This is the fifth consecutive year Morehead has joined Georgia’s Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black and members of the Georgia General Assembly to visit Georgia farms and food-based businesses around the state since becoming president of UGA. In 2013, the delegation visited farms in northwest Georgia; in 2014, they visited southwest Georgia; in 2015, they toured the northeastern region of the state; and in 2016, they visited farms in middle Georgia.”Our state’s agriculture is exceptionally diverse, and I believe our tours over the past five years have mirrored that diversity,” Black said. “This year’s focus really highlights the value of continued collaboration between the department and the university, especially in the green industry. It is always gratifying to witness firsthand the results of ongoing cooperation between our farming community and those who support it.”Sen. John Wilkinson, chairman of the Georgia State Senate Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee; Rep. Terry England, chairman of Georgia House of Representatives Appropriations Committee; Rep. Tom McCall, chairman of the Georgia House of Representatives Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee; and Sam Pardue, dean and director of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences accompanied Morehead and Black on the tour.UGA researchers and Extension experts are committed to understanding the challenges that face Georgia’s more than $13 billion agriculture industry and finding solutions for Georgia farmers. Agritourism, the green industry and dairy production all play key roles in northeastern Georgia’s agricultural economy, and the delegation explored aspects of all three industries.The tour began in Colbert at James Greenhouses, which grows a wide variety of ornamental perennials as wells as UGA-developed blueberry cultivars.They went on to see the production of other UGA-bred ornamental varieties at Griffith Propagation in Watkinsville and visited Select Trees in Crawford. Select Trees, which grows large shade trees for transplant, has donated hundreds of trees to UGA over the past decade.The last nursery grower on the tour was Evergreen Nursery in Statham, a wholesale nursery that was able to cut its water use drastically by implementing a smart irrigation system developed by UGA horticulture researchers.Ornamental horticulture, which ranges from the production of houseplants and landscape shrubs to turf and shade trees, contributes $831 million to Georgia’s economy, according to the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development.In addition to nursery visits, the group visited a dairy and a farmers market in Morgan County, both of which are owned by UGA alumni.Farmview Market, the brainchild of 1980 UGA CAES graduate Keith Kelly, is a combination butcher shop, specialty food shop, restaurant and farmers market that draws thousands of travelers each week. Kelly conceived of the farmers market complex, which opened in 2016, as a way to connect “farms to families.”With a $133 million impact on Georgia’s economy, agritourism destinations such as Farmview Market also connect Georgia’s farmers to new revenue streams, making farm businesses more diverse and more economically sustainable.Williams Dairy, the tour’s second stop in Morgan County, is home to 3,700 cows and is operated by the 2017 Georgia Farmer of the Year, Everett Williams. Williams graduated from UGA in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in dairy science.His reputation for cutting-edge technology and civic leadership has earned him a worldwide reputation as a leader in Georgia’s $278 million dairy industry.Dairy farmers from other countries often stop at the Williams Dairy to see how he is using the latest technology to produce milk more efficiently.At each stop, farm and nursery managers shared ways in which UGA has contributed to their success and ways that the university could help in the future.”Our college is committed to research that helps Georgia agriculture meet today’s complex challenges and stay on the leading edge in agricultural technology and sustainability,” Pardue said. “UGA Extension works across the state, in every county, to put those new discoveries into practice on farms and agricultural operations, and we are training the next generation of agricultural leaders and producers in our classrooms and laboratories every day.”To learn more about UGA’s partnership with Georgia’s farmers, visit read more

Opinion: The Property Tax Riddle

first_imgBy Neale F Lunderville. On Town Meeting Day, many voters will be confounded by a riddle on their school budget ballot: how is it that we cut school spending, but our property tax bill went up anyway?The answer is buried deep within the labyrinth of Act 60 and Act 68, the complex and impenetrable school funding laws that still confuse taxpayers many years after their enactment.  This system – which Governor Douglas has called “fundamentally broken and beyond repair” – threatens another year with higher property taxes at a time when families and small businesses can least afford them.  And it only gets worse as the problem compounds in years to come.Since the passage of Act 60, school spending has grown dramatically with the true cost to taxpayers masked by a surging housing market and expanding subsidies.  As home values climbed, lawmakers and school boards could lower the property tax rate and still collect more than enough for schools.Budgets ballooned as schools hired more teachers and staff – even as the number of students declined.  Since 1997, the number of students in Vermont’s schools has dropped by 11.5%, yet the number of school staff increased by 23%.  Looking at it another way, for every 3.4 students we lost from the classroom, schools hired an additional teacher or staff person.  At this rate, how long will it be until we have more staff than students?As budgets went up, property taxes followed.  Vermonters will pay $504.5 million more in property taxes next year than they did in 1999, an annual tax increase of 6.7 percent, easily double the rate of inflation. This was never sustainable.Today, for all these reasons and others, property tax payers are facing something unseen since before Act 60: the statewide tax rate will go up by 2 cents.  This means that taxpayers will be paying as much as $59 million more in property taxes next year than this year – a number that will continue to grow without meaningful reform and cost cutting starting right now.This problem has been building on the horizon for years – with Governor Douglas repeatedly sounding the warning call.  Since 2005, Douglas has offered annual proposals to the Legislature to lower property taxes by controlling spending. He proposed that school budget increases greater than inflation require 60 percent voter approval. He twice proposed to cap school spending growth at 3.5 percent per pupil and last year he proposed to level fund per pupil spending.  Each of these proposals was either rejected or passed over.Further, the Governor aggressively opposed education spending increases, including legislative initiatives to expand property tax subsidies to upper income households and elimination of caps on special education spending.  Unfortunately, the Governor’s calls for restraint were ignored. In January, Governor Douglas offered another series of ambitious education reforms to reduce school spending, realign education expenses and reform Act 60.  He proposed normalizing school staffing ratios to more responsible levels, increasing cost sharing for teacher health insurance to 20 percent, and encouraging school district consolidation.  He also proposed making teachers’ retirement an education expense (instead of competing with human services funding) and progressively graduating tax subsidies for taxpayers with higher incomes to protect the entire subsidy for lower income Vermonters.Without these reforms, property tax payers will see rates rise 2 cents.  With the Governor’s proposal, everyone’s statewide rate will drop 1 cent – saving taxpayers $33 million.Vermont’s school system is among the best funded in the nation. The Governor’s proposals will not change our good standing.  We can give property tax payers a break and put education funding on solid financial footing without compromising our children’s educational opportunities.In the halls of the State House, members of both parties are having conversations about possible reforms, and there is a growing understanding of the problem. But we cannot confuse understanding for action.  Without action on meaningful reform, the sting of increasing property taxes will burn for years to come.Our current crisis was avoidable. But if we act now – both locally and in Montpelier – we can fight back against its worst effects.  Another year of inaction is not an acceptable option.Neale F. Lunderville is the Secretary of Administration for the State of Vermont.last_img read more

Long Island Fourth of July 2015 Parades and Fireworks Shows

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York What better way to celebrate the Independence Day than by attending one of the many fireworks shows hosted across Long Island this weekend? Round up the friends and family and make some Fourth of July memories at one or more of these events:Peconic Bay Medical Center Family Festival 6164 Route 25A, Wading River. Free. 5-11 p.m. July 1-4.Annual Carnival and Fireworks Show Polo Grounds, Moores Lane Off Route 25, Greenport. Free. Carnival opens at 6 p.m. July 1-5. Fireworks at 10 p.m., July 4-5.Children’s Main Street 4th of July CelebrationBay Shore Bandshell, Main Street, Bay Shore. Free. 1 p.m. July 2.Fourth of July Holiday ConcertConnetquot Public Library, 760 Ocean Ave., Bohemia. Free. 7-8 p.m., July 2Go Fourth On The BayGreat South Bay/Connetquot River, Oakdale. Free. Sundown, July 2.Pyrotecnico Fireworks ExtravaganzaBethpage Ballpart, 3 Court House Dr., Central Islip. $12-$15. When game ends, July 2-4.Old Bethpage Independence Day CelebrationCirca 1865 Independence Day Celebration, parade and ceremony at 2:30 p.m. on Fourth of July. Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. $10 adults, $7 children, seniors and firefighters. Kids under 5 free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 4, 5.Southhampton Fresh Air Home28th Annual American Picnic with Fireworks, 1030 Meadow Lane, Southhampton. Free. Sundown, July 3.33rd Annual Bellmore Striders Independence DayPettit Avenue, Bellmore.  $20 per adult. $10 per child. One-mile run for children at 8 a.m. 4-mile run at 8:30 a.m., July 4.Oakdale Firecracker 5K Dowling College, 150 Idle Hour Blvd., Oakdale.  9 a.m., July 4.South Hampton Arts Center Post-Parade PartySouthampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton. Free. 12 p.m. July 4.Southold 18th Annual 4th of July ParadeMain Road, Boisseau Avenue to Tuckers Lane, Southold. Free. 12 p.m., July 4.Valley Stream’s Annual 4th of July Fireworks ShowFiremen’s Memorial Field, East Fenimore Street and Albermarle Avenue, Valley Stream Park. $5. Pre-fireworks show begins at 8 p.m. 6:30 p.m., July 4.July 4th Fireworks and ConcertPennysaver Amphitheater, 55 South Bicycle Path, Farmingville. Free. 5 p.m. July 4.July 4th Fireworks CruiseCaptree State Park, Ocean Parkway, West Islip. $40-$50. 7 p.m. July 4.Stars Over MontaukUmbrella Beach, Montauk. Free. 9 p.m. July 4.Asharoken FireworksAsharoken Beach on Asharoken Avenue, Asharoken. Free. 9 p.m., July 4.July 4th Concert, Children’s Bicycle ParadeMorgan Park, 1 Landing Rd., Glen Cove. Free. Fireworks at 9 p.m., July 4.East Hills Village Firework ShowVillage of East Hills, 209 Harbor Hill Rd., East Hills. Free. 9:15 p.m. July 4.July 4th Fireworks Spectacular at Jones BeachBack after a seven-year hiatus! Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. Free. 9:30 p.m. July 4.Sag Harbor Yacht Club FireworksMarine Park or Haven’s Beach, Sag Harbor. Free. 9:30 p.m. July 4.Port Jefferson 4th of July Parade and Fireworks DisplayAnnual Fourth of July parade at 10 a.m. followed by a fireworks show at sundown. West Beach, Port Jefferson. Free. 9:30 p.m. July 4.25th Annual Southampton Firecracker 8K Run and 3M Walk 25 Pond Ln, Southampton. Pre-registration fee: $25, $30 DOS. 8 a.m., July 5.Shelter Island Fireworks ShowCrescent Beach, Shelter Island.  Free. 9 p.m.  July 11.Rockville Centre Fireworks ShowMill River Park, Rockville Centre. Free. 9:15 p.m.  July 11.Salute to AmericaJohn J. Burns Town Park, 4990 Merrick Rd., Massapequa Park. Free. 7:30 p.m., July 14.—Compiled by Kyla Stan and Daniela Weinsteinlast_img read more

Is credit card debt the new way to survive in America?

first_imgIf a television network ever decides to host a reality show based on survival of the financial fittest, a depressing number of consumers won’t even make it past the application process. They’ll be ineligible for competition as soon as they check the little box asking about credit card debt.Americans are relying on credit cards like food, water, fire, or shelter. According to a new study by Allianz Life, 48% of Generation X (ages 35-48) and baby boomers (ages 49-67) agree that credit cards now function as a survival tool. In fact, 43% say “lots of smart, hardworking people who are careful with spending also have a lot of credit card debt.” Plastic debt does not come cheap, and adds up significantly over time.These so-called survival tools tend to hang around long enough to collect financial rust, better known as interest. The average Gen Xer has $8,000 in plastic debt, while the average baby boomer has $6,000. This coincides with other research that finds the average American household is now saddled with $7,177 in credit card debt, the largest amount in six years. Making matters worse, the average interest rate is 17.5% for consumers with good credit and 20.4% for consumers with fair credit.A rise in borrowing is typically cheered by market pundits as a sign of consumer confidence, but debt can also be another form of servitude. Thanks to debt, more than a quarter of Gen Xers say they are unsure when they can leave the workforce or plan to keep working until they die. One in ten boomers say the same. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

You can’t lead people you don’t know

first_imgOne of the most common questions I get in workshops is, “How can I do a better job motivating people?” Because I’m still a martial artist at heart, I usually answer this with a question of my own…“How well do you know them?”The answer can be quite surprising.Before most of my workshops, we ask participants to take a short survey we call the “SENSEI LEADER 15 PLUS.” It’s a self-assessment designed to get people thinking about their leadership ability and style. The “PLUS” part centers on a particular set of leadership strategies we’ll cover in that workshop.One of the questions for our “Effective Leaders” track gets leaders thinking about how well they know the people they serve. As I said, the answer can be surprising…As you can see, less than half of the leaders we work with report that they know the people who report to them well. I have to add that the positive responses are somewhat skewed because we’ve worked with a lot of credit union folks––and they tend to be a bit more involved in the lives of their staffs than some other sectors we’ve polled. Still––these results show there’s a lot of room for improvement!It’s nearly impossible to answer the motivation question for a group. Dan Pink famously demonstrated that people are most strongly motivated by autonomy, mastery and a sense of purpose. But how do we satisfy these motivations in any particular individual?How much autonomy and/or responsibility does this individual want or need?To what level and to what ends does this person want to develop individual skills and talents?Is this individual’s sense of purpose satisfied by his or her work? 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jim Bouchard “THE SENSEI LEADER is not just another leadership development program. It is a movement.”Our programs support this movement and help us fulfill our vision and mission…                                                                     If not, can it be––or do they need to look elsewhere?To get these answers, you need coffee…One of my first executive mentoring clients nailed me with the motivation question on our first call. In fact, his biggest priority was to better motivate his team through a tough patch.This person had about 12 direct reports. I asked him how well he knew the individuals on his staff. At the time, his answer surprised me. He said, “I don’t know them at all.”At least he was honest!I asked if he had ever just had coffee with any of the members of his team. Have you taken any of them out for a beer after work? Do you have any social activities for them?To keep the story short––no. He felt that his role was to manage his team professionally. This meant to make sure they had what they needed and make sure they were doing their jobs. Well, that worked out fine as long as things were going well, but when the proverbial poop hit the fan, well, not so much.You lead people…His problem was really a simple one. He was not leading––he was managing. You can manage the process, but you cannot manage people. You lead people––and that means paying attention to the people you serve and understanding them as human beings.I gave him an assignment. The task was to take each member of his team out for coffee and to ask one simple question:“Why are you working here?”Then I asked him to keep his mouth shut and his ears open.My gut told me he would find this exercise pretty stupid. He was candid enough to say so himself, but he agreed to give it a try. His major objection was that he already knew the answer––or so he thought.“OK, what are they going to say?”“Money, of course.”This was a team in the investment business, so I conceded that they would likely respond a little more to financial incentives than in some other occupations, but I still insisted that he may be surprised by their answers. He was.They talked about the excitement of trading and investing. They talked about the thrill of completing a successful deal. They talked about the freedom to make independent decisions quickly (autonomy) and the desire to be the best at what they did (mastery). They also talked about creating better lives for their families. They talked about giving their kids advantages they didn’t have growing up and about having a lifestyle that gave them leisure time and the time to get involved with their kid’s activities at school and in the community…Purpose.Some talked more directly about the money, but most prioritized other motivational factors and no two of them were motivated by exactly the same things.This simple action opened up new lines of communication. Team members started approaching my client with new ideas and strategies. For the first time, they felt he was genuinely interested in them and willing to listen and respond to their needs, concerns, and ambitions.Now there is a line…You don’t want to be intrusive and everyone has a different comfort level with privacy, intimacy and the sharing of personal information. Of course you won’t know where that line is until you reach out.I will concede that it’s impossible to satisfy everyone’s needs, desires and ambitions. But knowing what they are goes a long way toward understanding how you can provide motivations for the individuals in your organization. Just the act of showing sincere interest goes a long way toward engaging an individual, engendering trust and loyalty and encouraging creativity and performance.If you want to be an effective leader, get to know the people who trust your leadership. Remember once more that you lead people…And you can’t lead them unless you know them. center_img Vision: To promote … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Judge dismisses suit to limit DoD anthrax vaccinations

first_img In 2004 HHS awarded an $877 million contract to VaxGen Inc. to make a new vaccine, but in 2006 the agency canceled the contract after problems with the vaccine’s stability delayed a clinical trial. No new contract has yet been announced. Judge Rosemary M. Collyer in Washington, DC, said the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) acted appropriately when it determined the vaccine was safe and approved its use, according to the AP. In her ruling, the story said, Collyer wrote, “The court will not substitute its own judgment when the FDA made no clear error of judgment.” She dismissed a suit by eight military personnel who argued that the vaccine is unproved and that vaccination should be optional. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been trying to develop a second-generation anthrax vaccine for the nation’s emergency stockpile of drugs and medical supplies for civilians. The aim is to acquire a vaccine that requires fewer doses and has fewer side effects. “We vaccinate our service members to protect them against deadly diseases, both natural and those potentially spread by terrorists or enemy forces,” Smith told CIDRAP News in an e-mail message. “We take very seriously the potential use of weapons of mass destruction by terrorists.” In response, the FDA affirmed that the vaccine was safe and effective for all forms of anthrax disease, and the judge then lifted his injunction. But in October 2004 he stopped the program again, ruling that the FDA had not followed proper procedures in issuing the new approval. The vaccine, called anthrax vaccine adsorbed and developed in the 1950s, requires six doses over a period of 18 months, followed by annual boosters. Feb 29, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – A federal district judge has dismissed a lawsuit aiming to stop the Pentagon’s mandatory anthrax vaccination program for troops serving in some areas overseas, the Associated Press (AP) reported today. Smith said the vaccination requirement covers all uniformed personnel and “emergency-essential” civilian workers in the US Central Command and Korea. The shots are also required for certain forces at sea and uniformed personnel in units with missions related to biological warfare or bioterrorism, she reported.center_img A legal battle over the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) mandatory vaccination program has dragged on for years. Soldiers concerned about the vaccine’s side effects sued to stop the program, arguing that the FDA had never specifically approved the vaccine for preventing inhalational anthrax. In December 2003 a federal judge in Washington, DC, ordered the program stopped. About 1.8 million troops have received anthrax shots since the program was launched in March 1998, according to online information from DoD. The program has been controversial, with some troops objecting to the shots because of reported serious side effects. When the shots were optional, only about 50% of affected personnel accepted them, the Pentagon said in 2006. In October 2006 the Pentagon again made the shots mandatory for personnel serving in the Middle East and South Korea. Mandatory vaccinations have continued since then, according to Cynthia O. Smith, a DoD spokeswoman in Washington. Oct 19, 2006, CIDRAP News story “Pentagon to resume mandatory anthrax shots for some” See also: DoD anthrax vaccine immunization program In January 2005, the FDA granted a Pentagon request for emergency permission to restart the vaccination program, but said the shots had to be voluntary. DoD resumed the program on a voluntary basis in April 2005. In December 2005, the FDA completed a final investigation of the vaccine and reaffirmed its earlier finding that it was safe and effective.last_img read more

M25 offices in the slow lane

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Manchester United to focus transfer funds on young talent

first_imgManchester United to focus transfer funds on young talent Sanchez turned 30 in December (Picture: Getty)The addition of striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was a similar story as United agreed to pay a mammoth salary to the 34-year-old, who spent two injury-stricken campaigns at Old Trafford.ADVERTISEMENTUnited now want to put a stop to mega-signings and enlist young players with huge potential instead, according to ESPN.AdvertisementAdvertisementThis was Ferguson’s strategy during his illustrious reign, signing Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick and Rio Ferdinand as youngsters. Solksjaer wants to focus United’s transfer strategy on young talent (Picture: Getty)Gareth Bale will also be ruled out as a target despite United holding a long-term interest in the Real Madrid star.Ferguson and his right hand man chief executive David Gill always aimed to sign outfield players aged 27 or under, and refused to pay big fees for players who had given their best years to another club.Reverting back to Ferguson’s strategy explains why Solskjaer is so keen to focus their transfer kitty on luring Jadon Sancho back to the Premier League.Sancho is just 19 years old and although he will cost a huge fee, the Englishman has the best years of his career ahead of him.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement Coral BarryWednesday 27 Mar 2019 12:53 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link425Shares Sancho is 19 and a target for United this summer (Picture: Getty)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United have decided to revert back to Sir Alex Ferguson’s transfer policy this summer, reports say.United want to focus their spending on buying young talent after several years of paying over the odds for older players.Alexix Sanchez was 29 when United poached the Chilean from Arsenal and paid a vast amount in wages and signing on fees to complete the signing. Ferguson signed Ronaldo as an 18-year-old from Sporting Lisbon (Picture: Getty)Ferguson also relied heavily on his youth set-up at United and Solskjaer has already shown he is willing to do the same by giving academy stars Tahith Chong and Mason Greenwood minutes in his side.United club chief Ed Woodward’s actions last summer hinted his transfer policy was changing after he blocked Jose Mourinho’s efforts to sign then 29-year-old Toby Alderweireld and 30-year-old Willian.Solskjaer wants to continue with Ferguson’s methods, which means it is highly unlikely United will move for Alderweireld this summer even though his price tag will drop to £25million. Advertisement Commentlast_img read more