“IS IT TRUE” MARCH 21, 2020

first_imgWe hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?(Recently we detected an issue where our subscribers may have not been getting breaking news alerts from the City-County Observer. This notification is to let you know that starting today you have been added to receive future news alerts.  If you no longer want to receive future news alerts please opt-out by clicking the  link in your e-mail to unsubscribe)IS IT TRUE over the last several days some of our readers sent us some “IS IT TRUE’S” comments we found interesting?  …posted below are the “IS IT TRUE’S” sent to us by some of our readers that we hope you will not only find interesting but helpful during this time?IS IT TRUE we encourage you to post your own “IS IT TRUE’S” about your personal observations, feelings pertaining to the challenges you are experiencing concerning the Coronarvius pandemic in our comment section?POSTED BELOW ARE THE COMMENTS SENT TO US BY OUR READERS.  WE POST THESE COMMENTS WITHOUT BIAS OR EDITING.IS IT TRUE anyone who doesn’t believe that the Coronavirus is made up propaganda of “Fake News” need some immediate psychological intervention?IS IT TRUE one can create their own disinfectant by adding 3 teaspoons of bleach per quart of water or by adding 5 tablespoons of bleach per gallon of water?IS IT TRUE that there are currently 22,000 Coronavirus cases in the United States?  …that New York has about half of the cases?IS IT TRUE so far the media rock stars concerning the dissemination of accurate and current information concerning the Coronavirus are Andrew Como the Governor of New York, Dr. Anthorty Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease and Vice President Mike Pence?IS IT TRUE it took a public health crisis to bring the best and the worst out in people?IS IT TRUE it was just announced on national television that 80 % of the people living in Madrid Spain are expected to contract the Coronavirus?IS IT TRUE that adversity brings strength?IS IT TRUE our medical providers and first responders are the best example of what public service is all about?IS IT TRUE when people stay at home they may be saving a life?IS IT TRUE we are fighting the Coronavirus war without the appropriate ammunition?  …at this point ammunition could be defined as masks, gloves, gowns, testing kits, medical supplies, ventilators, the appropriate number of hospital beds or a vaccine?IS IT TRUE one way is to attack a famine is to make the distribution of food more important than the storage of it?IS IT TRUE that information is power but rumors aren’t?IS IT TRUE that it’s obvious when it comes to having complete knowledge about the Coronavius that some people know that they don’t know and some people don’t know that they don’t know?IS IT TRUE its time that relatives and parents of millenniums demand that they begin to quarantine themselves?IS IT TRUE many people feel that the government shouldn’t bail out the Airlines of the Cruise lines  because planes and ships are considered to be worth many trillion dollars?IS IT TRUE its time for the government to start focusing on us when it comes to granting non-refundable tax dollars to help our citizens to pay for everyday necessities?  … its time for our elected officials to realize that it costs a family of four around $1,000 a week to pay for the bare necessities?IS IT TRUE there are major differences between a pandemic and a world war?IS IT TRUE at this point the economy should be considered to be secondary to the health and welfare of our citizens?IS IT TRUE get on your knees and pray for divine intervention?IS IT TRUE when the people fear the Government we have Tyranny!  When the Government fears the people we have Liberty?IS IT TRUE our “READERS POLLS” are non-scientific but trendy?Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: Which media is the most effective in giving us the current updates about the Coronavirus?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE FILES, LAW ENFORCEMENT, “READERS POLL”, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS”, EDUCATION, OBITUARIES and “LOCAL SPORTS”.You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected] FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: VANDERBURGH COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIRMAN SCOTT DANKS RESIGNS HIS POSITION

first_imgBREAKING NEWSDEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIRMAN SCOTT DANKS RESIGNS HIS POSITIONATTACHED BELOW IS THE LINK OF SCOTT DANKS OFFICIAL RESIGNATION LETTER AS THE VANDERBURGH COUNTY DEMOCRATIC  PARTY CHAIRMAN Scott Danks Press Release – FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

Ocean City Police Activity Report for Oct. 4 to 10

first_imgOctober 6, 2015: TuesdayCalls for service: 77Motor Vehicle Stops: 27Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 15Alarms: 9The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 4 EMS callsTheft, 1300 Boardwalk, at 12:39pmDomestic violence, 100 block E. Atlantic Blvd., at 1:44pm October 4, 2015: Sunday                                                Calls for service: 75Motor Vehicle Stops: 25Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 29Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 10 Fire and 5 EMS callsWarrant, 1000 block Wesley Ave., one in custody, at 12:25amMotor vehicle accident, 800 block 7th St., at 9:49amWarrant, 800 block West Ave., one in custody, at 3:09pm October 8, 2015: ThursdayCalls for service: 84Motor Vehicle Stops: 20Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 29Alarms: 6The Police Department assisted with 8 fire and 9 EMS callsFraud, 100 block Asbury Ave., at 10:32am October 5, 2015: Monday Calls for service: 76Motor Vehicle Stops: 25Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 12Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 4 Fire and 4 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 1000 block Asbury Ave., at 2:19pmWarrant, 800 block Boardwalk, at 3:44pm OCEAN CITY POLICE SUMMARIZED WEEK’S ACTIVITIES October 7, 2015: WednesdayCalls for service: 84Motor Vehicle Stops: 26Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 27Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 2 fire and 6 EMS callsWarrant, 900 block Haven Ave., one in custody, at 10:00amTheft, 800 block 8th St., at 12:45pmTheft, 100 block E. Atlantic Blvd., at 1:31pmWarrant, 800 block Bay Ave., at 3:35pmMotor vehicle accident, 9th St. & Central Ave., at 7:29pmcenter_img October 10, 2015: Saturday Calls for service: 93Motor Vehicle Stops: 23Motor Vehicle Accidents: 2Property Checks: 18Alarms: 9The Police Department assisted with 10 fire and 14 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 5th St. & Asbury Ave., at 10:47amCDS, 1600 block Bay Ave., one in custody, at 11:30amBurglary, 1100 block Wesley Ave., at 2:00pmMotor vehicle accident, 5th St. & West Ave., at 2:49pm PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street. Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days. Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations. Ocean City Police Department October 4 – 10, 2015Calls for Service: 562Daily Average: 80 October 9, 2015: FridayCalls for service: 72Motor Vehicle Stops: 10Motor Vehicle Accidents: 3Property Checks: 23Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 3 fire and 2 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 35th St. & Simpson Ave., at 9:29amMotor vehicle accident, Asbury Rd., at 10:01amLandlord/tenant dispute, 800 block 8th St., at 11:27amMotor vehicle accident, Pennlyn Pl., at 2:51pmlast_img read more

Press release: Food and drink companies fuel passion for innovation with share of £50,000 prize

first_img Central Stems, Urban Greens by Sustainable Means, Glasgow: Hidden underground in the heart of the city under Central Station, Central Stems will use their award to trial food production that combines hydroponics and natural composting to address the issue of food waste and agricultural emissions. Crafty Tech Ltd, Active Transfers, Aylesbury: Crafty Tech Ltd wish to transform the effectiveness of conveyor belts to enhance the production line. They will be testing the automation with the view to patent their concept and access the global market. The FIN Awards voucher fund is designed to support small businesses with bright ideas to develop their concepts in partnership with these research organisations. The ten winners of the Food Innovation Network grant are: Tackling food waste with natural composters beneath Glasgow city centre, using grains from breweries to boost milk production and improving packaging for pickled eggs are among the latest ideas to be awarded grant funding at industry event celebrating innovation.The Food Innovation Network (FIN), which is sponsored by Defra and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, connects food producers across the country with world-class facilities such as test-kitchens and laboratories to help them create new products and production methods.Yesterday (Wednesday 7 March) food entrepreneurs from across the country showcased their ground breaking solutions to day-to-day problems at a special Food Innovation Network (FIN) Awards event, which was run by Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network to encourage companies to examine ways in which they can revolutionise the food and drink sector.Micro, small and medium sized businesses pitched their projects to a panel of industry experts and ten companies secured £5,000 grants to turn their pioneering ideas into reality. The winning entries all demonstrated unique ways in which they could increase productivity, enhance the environment, improve sustainability or aid our health and wellbeing.Congratulating the winners, Food and Farming Minister George Eustice said: Afrique FoodPro, Powdered Mix for Bean Fritters, London: This company has produced a bean mix to create bean fritters, saving time compared to the conventional preparation method which includes soaking black eye beans. In partnership with Greenwich University, they aim to develop their mix into a commercial product and design a manufacturing process. It is estimated the value of this market will be worth £200,000 within the first year. Innovation is key to ensuring Britain’s successful food and drink industry continues to grow, which is why it was great to see such an exciting display of ingenuity from smaller businesses – who often do not have the same research resources available to them as larger companies. Booch & Brine, Scale up Kombucha!, Manchester: The Scale Up Kombucha! Project aims to research best practice, from Canada, with partner Manchester Metropolitan University and turn this into practical resources, processes and guidance that will enable Booch & Brine to scale up production, grow their business and potentially benefit other UK SMEs via knowledge transfer to academia. Drink Baotic Ltd, Validating New Health Markets, Glasgow: Working with the Glasgow Caledonian University, Drink Baotic Ltd are proposing a pilot to identify how their drink, impacts on health. It is hoped the product will relieve the symptoms of gut issues and constipation. LA Brewery, Non-Alcoholic Kombucha Brewery, Kettering: Kombucha – a fermented tea – is experiencing a surge in popularity due to its potential health benefits. This business will be developing a technique to improve the shelf-life of kombucha. Working with Huddersfield University, the LA Brewery will experiment with bacteria and yeast resulting in a product with longer shelf-life which retains healthy bacteria and remains non-alcoholic. PyroGenesys Ltd, Converting Energy From Waste By-Products to Animal Feed Ingredients, Birmingham: Bread waste and used grains from breweries are being incorporated into cattle feed to identify whether this can boost milk production, whilst decreasing methane emissions from cows. If the trial is successful bakers and brewers would be able to transform their waste into animal feed. Scratch Meals Ltd -Healthy Pies, Grimsby: The winning proposal from Scratch Meals Ltd will transform one of the nation’s favourite meals: pies. Hoping to access new markets, the innovations will help the company redesign pies to improve their nutritional content, sustainability and reduce packaging. Purely Pickled Eggs Ltd, Bringing Pickled Egg to the People, Gloucestershire: This business is identifying novel ways of packaging pickled eggs to make sure they are in plentiful supply to go with our fish and chips. They will be exploring new methods of applying current application and preservation methods for in new ways. The Cheshire Saffron Company, Multiple Saffron Harvests via Hydroponics Cheshire: Saffron has massive health benefits including treating depression and this project will explore improving the efficiency in how saffron is grown in the UK. In collaboration with Farm Urban, hydroponics will be used in a creative and innovative way to grow saffron, increasing the yields and changing the way saffron is grown.last_img read more

Lake Street Dive, The Wood Brothers Announce Co-Headlining 2019 Summer Tour Dates

first_imgLake Street Dive New Tour DatesJune 6 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater*June 8 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap*June 11 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Theatre*June 15 – Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavilion*June 16 – Iowa City, IA – Big Grove Brewery^June 18 – Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theatre^June 26 – Bayfield, WI – Big Top Chautauqua^June 28 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre^June 29 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre^July 2 – Wichita, KS – WaveJuly 25 – Burlington, VT – Lake Champlain Maritime Festival*July 26 – LaFayette, NY – Beak and Skiff*July 30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AEJuly 21 – Lexington, KY – Manchester Music HallAug. 1 – St. Louis, MC – The PageantAug. 3 – Dillon, CO – Dillon AmphitheaterAug. 4 – Bellvue, CO – MishawakaAug. 7 – Boise, ID – Egyptian TheatreAug. 14 – Stateline, NV – Montbleu Resort Casino* w/ The Wood Brothers^ w/ Nicole AtkinsSee All New Lake Street Dive Tour Dates Lake Street Dive and The Wood Brothers are hitting the road together later this year. The two folk-rock outfits will play six co-headlining shows scheduled for this summer. Lake Street Dive continues to promote their two 2018 releases with the Free Yourself Up LP and Freak Yourself Out EP, while The Wood Brothers continue their own promotional run of shows in support of their 2018 Grammy-nominated One Drop of Truth LP, which arrived a year ago last February.The run of co-headlining dates will begin on June 6th with a show at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. The two bands will continue to perform together with scheduled dates at the Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA (6/8); Royal Oak Theatre in Royal Oak, MI (6/11); and the Fraze Pavilion in Kettering, OH (6/15).Related: Oliver Wood Talks New Album, Storytelling, & The Wood Brothers’ OriginsLake Street Dive will then link up with Nicole Atkins for a brief run of five shows beginning on June 16th in Iowa City and continuing until late June with two performances at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, MN on June 28th and 29th. Lake Street Dive and The Wood Brothers will team up again a few weeks later for two more performances in Burlington, VT on July 25th and LaFayette, NY on July 26th. Lake Street Dive is also scheduled to perform a handful of concerts in support for The Avett Brothers and Trampled By Turtles later on this summer, beginning in early July and continuing until late August.The Wood Brothers – “Happiness Jones”[Video: The Wood Brothers]Lake Street Dive – “Good Kisser”[Video: Lake Street Dive]Tickets for the new co-headlining dates will begin general on-sale this Friday, February 15th, with exception of the June 15th show in Kettering OH, which will begin the following day, on February 16th at 10 a.m. ET. Tickets to the June 8th performance in Vienna, VA will also see a later on-sale date beginning on Saturday, February 23rd at 10 a.m. ET. Fans can head over to Lake Street Dive’s website for detailed ticketing info.Fans can reference the detailed listing of dates/cities below for Lake Street Dive’s latest batch of announced 2019 concerts.last_img read more

For menopausal women, hormone therapy remains a choice

first_img Read Full Story The risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy for postmenopausal women have been debated by the medical community for some time. For years menopausal women often took hormones to ward off symptoms like hot flashes and to try to reduce the risk of bone fractures and heart disease. However, since 2002 when a Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study found estrogen plus progestin therapy raised a woman’s risk of heart disease and breast cancer, many women have shied away from hormone replacement therapy. However, this response may have been too extreme, according to JoAnn Manson, professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and other medical experts interviewed November 9, 2015 on NPR’s Morning Edition.A 2013 study published in JAMA found women in their 50s who started taking hormones soon after the onset of menopause may benefit from a reduced heart disease risk, said Manson, also a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.“Women who take hormones earlier after the onset of menopause may have favorable effect on the development of plaque, of blood vessel blockage, reduced risk of atherosclerosis, and possibly reduced risk of heart attack,” she said. The benefit was not seen in women ages 60 and up, perhaps because they already have plaque buildup in their arteries, she said.last_img read more

Duke Energy announces methane emissions reductions and green energy targets

first_imgDuke Energy announces methane emissions reductions and green energy targets FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Utility Dive:Duke Energy on Friday announced plans to bring its gas operations to net-zero methane emissions by 2030, increase its renewable energy output and retire some of its coal plants earlier than planned.The utility plans to double its renewable energy portfolio capacity to 16GW by 2025, at least triple the amount for its regulated subsidiaries by 2030. The company also plans to reach 40GW for its regulated subsidiaries by 2050, along with 11GW of storage across its system by that time. It will also retire all of its coal-only units in the Carolinas by 2030 and is “working with stakeholders to accelerate retirement of coal plants in Indiana,” Duke spokesperson Phil Sgro said in an email.To reduce its methane emissions to net-zero by 2030, the utility has replaced all of its cast iron pipes with plastic or steel coated pipes to reduce leakage and add new technologies to help monitor emissions. Pipeline replacement is seen as an effective emissions reduction tool by some observers, but environmentalists say Duke’s plan is a signal that it will continue to rely on gas infrastructure for decades to come.Duke is the latest utility to raise its clean energy and greenhouse gas reduction commitments from previous goals. The utility last year set itself on a path to reaching net-zero emissions by mid-century, and halving them by 2030. “Duke’s plan to double down on fracked gas means a deadly explosive will continue to pump through our communities, putting our safety and health at risk. Making these changes will further cement Duke’s dependence on gas, which is a dangerous fossil fuel that is not, and never will be, clean or renewable,” Dave Rogers, Southeast deputy regional campaign director for the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign, said in a statement. “Duke should not be praised for a plan that further endangers our climate, health, safety, and economy. Instead it should make a plan to phase gas out and use those savings to meet its own clean energy goals.”Sgro said Sierra Club’s criticisms were “missing the point.”“To argue that having a methane goal signals anything else other than a commitment to a comprehensive climate strategy is missing the point,” he said. “This goal solidifies our role as a leader in our industry in executing an ambitious strategy to deliver a clean energy future for millions of Americans.”[Catherine Morehouse]More: Duke vows to double renewables capacity, reach net-zero methane emissions by 2030last_img read more

Synthetic Drug Use Rapidly Rising in Europe

first_img “Many of the products on sale contain mixtures of substances, and the lack of pharmacological and toxicological data means it is hard to speculate on long term health implications of use.” Drug use in Europe remains high even though the consumption of cannabis and cocaine appears to be slowing, as is new heroin use, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) said in its annual report. “The Internet presents growing challenges, both as a mechanism for rapid diffusion of new trends and as a burgeoning anonymous marketplace with global reach.” “New synthetic drugs and patterns of use are appearing, both on the illicit drug market and in the context of non-controlled substances,” the Lisbon-based centre said in its report. “A recent development is an increasing proportion of substances reported that are from less known and more obscure chemical groups,” the report said. Altogether, around a quarter of Europe’s adult population has used an illicit drug at some point in their lives. The center said more chemical or natural substances were emerging on the market, with 73 new psychoactive substances detected in 2012 – compared to just 49 in 2011 – many of them close to cannabis due to high demand. New synthetic psychoactive substances are making their way into Europe where the Internet is becoming a big challenge in the fight against illicit drugs, the continent’s drug agency warned on May 28. Mephedrone, a party drug often called “meow meow” described as a mix between amphetamines, cocaine and ecstasy, is an example of a new drug that has become a sought-after substance on the illicit stimulant market. By Dialogo May 31, 2013 “Today’s drug market appears to be… less structured around plant-based substances shipped over long distances to consumer markets in Europe,” the report said. And while the practice of injecting drugs is slowing, the report says figures show the long-term decline in the number of new HIV diagnoses in Europe could be interrupted as a result of outbreaks among drug users in Greece and Romania. The report however welcomed that a record number of people — an estimated 1.2 million — had received treatment for illicit drug use in Europe during 2011.last_img read more

How does your credit union educate borrowers (and potential borrowers)?

first_imgLast week, I mentioned the Goldman Sachs Housing Finance Conference. One of the takeaways from the event according to the May 2015 issue of HousingWire was “The Importance of Borrower Education”. More specifically the article included with this thought….”As consumers ask for an easier mortgage process, the industry is grappling with the larger question of how to combined technology with live human advisers to improve borrower education and help consumers make a truly informed decision.What a great topic for Credit Unions wanting to be memberlicious to consider….As more and more new home buyers come from the millennial generation, more and more lenders will need to upgrade their online tools from their web application to product information to home buyer education. Credit unions pride themselves on helping improve members’ financial lives through home buyer education. We’re good at doing seminars – but the old fashioned kind. Let’s get a bunch of members in a room and have an originator, a Realtor, a title agent, etc. talk about mortgage lending and then answer questions. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Jack Grealish: England midfielder says he ‘loves pressure’ after impressing in Belgium | Football News

first_img Ashley Cole and Jamie Redknapp discuss what Jack Grealish offers England and how he fits into Gareth Southgate’s system England’s hopes of reaching the Nations League finals were ended as they lost 2-0, but Grealish earned man-of-the-match honours as Gareth Southgate’s side produced an encouraging second-half display.“I absolutely loved it,” Grealish told Sky Sports. Harry Kane said he enjoyed playing alongside Jack Grealish in the Aston Villa man’s first competitive start for England against Belgium on Sunday 4:38 – Advertisement – Gareth Southgate praised the performance of Jack Grealish in England’s Nations League defeat to Belgium “For me, this is what I have been waiting for. These are the games that I dreamed of playing in. This is what I love, the pressure of needing to play well.”Grealish’s initial failure to break into Southgate’s squad – and then into his starting lineup – has been a bone of contention among many onlookers, who are convinced the 25-year-old offers a level of creativity that England are otherwise missing.While Grealish has made a fine start to the Premier League season, scoring four goals and providing six assists in Villa’s opening seven games, it was perhaps only injuries to first-team regulars Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling that saw him given his chance.Asked if Grealish had moved up the pecking order, Southgate told Sky Sports: “Yeah, 100 per cent.“I sort of explained to him what we wanted to see when we brought him in in September. I think it’s been helpful for him to bed in with the group so that he knows the way we want to play and the players get an understanding with him. And today was a great game for us to see him in and to see the level, and I couldn’t speak highly enough of his performance.“What I saw that I knew I would see was somebody with the bravery to play. I think he took the ball in tight areas, his techniques were good, he took players out of the game – we knew he would buy a lot of free kicks, which of course he did. I just thought he was outstanding and he should be absolutely delighted with the way he played.” Jack Grealish England Chat Thumbnail England captain Harry Kane provided an additional stamp of approval on Grealish’s display.“Fantastic player, really like him, really like training with him,” Kane told Sky Sports.“It was great to get out there on the pitch with him today. You can see his qualities on the ball, once he gets on it he’s not afraid one-v-one, always looking for that pass forward, which is obviously great for a striker.“So really positive signs, he’s obviously been on great form for his club as well, so he’s just got to keep his head down, keep working hard as he has done and I’m sure he will get plenty of opportunities in an England shirt.”Despite the high praise from coach and captain, Grealish is refusing to get ahead of himself and remains aware of the hard work that will be required to keep his place in the starting lineup. – Advertisement – Jack Grealish was the star of the show even in defeat for England and now his manager Gareth Southgate sees it too, writes Adam Bate.“Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood,” wrote George Orwell. This was the night, surely, even in a 2-0 defeat to Belgium that ended England’s Nations League hopes, that Gareth Southgate came to understand Jack Grealish.The touch that will be remembered for some time came in the 79th minute, a delicate caress with the outside of his right boot that deceived Thomas Meunier and allowed Grealish to race free. The pass to Harry Kane that followed proved it was not just for show.There were plenty of them on a night when England lost but Grealish won. The debate about whether he should be in this squad is over. Discussion over whether he has a place in this team should stop too. A more fitting question is whether he is now England’s best player. Jack Grealish impressed on his first competitive start for England 5:51 Jack Grealish says he “loved the pressure” that came with making his first competitive start for England as he starred despite a Nations League defeat to Belgium.The Aston Villa midfielder started last month’s friendly victory over Wales but had lodged just 14 minutes of competitive action – in September’s 0-0 draw in Denmark – before Sunday’s encounter with the world’s top-ranked side in Brussels.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Jack Grealish in action for England against BelgiumImage:Jack Grealish produced a brilliant performance for England against Belgium 0:27 “He’s [Southgate] just obviously praised me after the game, which is obviously nice,” Grealish said.“He’s been brilliant with me since I first come here in September. He’s told me what I need to do to get into the side and I’ve gone away and worked on that. At the end of the day that’s what you need to do in football, there’s only one person that you need to impress if you want to get in the team and that’s the manager.“You look around the changing room and there’s unbelievable talent. There’s people that weren’t in this squad, the likes of Marcus and Raheem, there’s even Jadon (Sancho), Phil (Foden), there’s Mason (Mount) – all in my position, who are all world-class players.“Especially the two that aren’t here at the moment, Raheem and Marcus, when they’ve both been here I’ve tried to learn little bits off them and hopefully I can continue to do that because it would obviously be a dream for me to play with them one day.”Grealish genius earns Southgate trustlast_img read more