Stephanie Frappart will become the first female official to referee a major UEFA men’s match when she takes charge of the Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea.UEFA have confirmed Frappart, who refereed the FIFA Women’s World Cup final between the United States and the Netherlands in Lyon, will officiate the clash between the Champions League and Europa League winners in Istanbul on August 14.Frappart will lead a team made up of predominantly female officials in the European season’s curtain-raiser, with Manuela Nicolosi of France and Michelle O’Neill from the Republic of Ireland appointed as her assistant referees. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin believes Frappart’s appointment represents another significant step forward for women’s football.”I have said on many occasions that the potential for women’s football has no limits and I am delighted that Stephanie Frappart has been appointed to officiate at this year’s Super Cup along with assistant referees Manuela Nicolosi and Michelle O’Neal,” Ceferin said.”As an organisation, we place the utmost importance on the development of women’s football in all areas. I hope the skill and devotion that Stephanie has shown throughout her career to reach this level will provide inspiration to millions of girls and women around Europe and show them there should be no barriers in order to reach one’s dream.”At the 2019 #SuperCup in Istanbul, a female official will take charge of a major UEFA men’s competition event for the first time ever.Huge congratulations to Stéphanie Frappart and her predominantly female team of officials on the appointment https://t.co/KHrJiRAY7Q— UEFA (@UEFA) August 2, 2019Frappart previously became the first female official to take charge of a Ligue 1 match when she oversaw a fixture between Amiens and Strasbourg in April, and the 35-year-old will join the pool of referee’s for France’s top flight in 2019-20.Nicole Petignat has refereed in a UEFA men’s competition before Frappart, though they were not major games, with the Swiss official having taken charge of three qualification games for the Europa League between 2004 and 2009.Frappart will have the help of VAR during the Super Cup, with male compatriot Clement Turpin set to be the video official. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip Editors’ Recommendations How 2 Brooklynites are Reviving an Iconic Midwestern Supper Club The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn When Asheville, N.C. resident Kelly Davis started whipping out batches of mustard, she wasn’t trying to build a business. For her, it was all fun. A self-admitted “history geek,” Kelly says she stumbled on a mustard recipe when combing through an old Victorian cookbook. She made some, liked it, and began taking it to potlucks and offering it wrapped in a bow as presents for those on her Christmas list.“Then I started working part time at a brewery, where the only thing we had to eat at the bar was pretzels,” says Davis as she explains the growth. “I started handing it out and it gained a bit of a cult following.”Her Lusty Monk Mustard is now a must-have on the tables of many of her fans. The “Original Sin” is her best seller and can be used in any dish that calls for Dijon mustard, giving it a bit more zing. The “Burn in Hell” chipotle mustard took the grand prize at the Scovie Awards this year. The third variety produced is called “Altar Boy” honey mustard.She named the product Lusty Monk Mustard after returning to her history books to research the history of mustard. “I came across a little tidbit about a very strict order of monks in the Middle Ages who weren’t allowed to eat mustard because they thought it was an aphrodisiac. I thought that was funny and named my mustard, Lusty Monk,” says Davis.As demand grew, Davis and her brother, Scott, decided to invest in building a business. They took some “food entrepreneur” classes at a community college and launched their brand.“Then my sister and her husband, who live in Albuquerque, decided I wasn’t making it fast enough. They decided to start making the mustard in their area. So we have two locations: Asheville, NC and Albuquerque, NM—all in the family,” says Davis.Lusty Monk Mustard is available in select stores and nationwide from their website.
THE HSE IS to launch a ‘targeted voluntary redundancy scheme’ from 1 January next year as part of the implementation of the Haddington Road Agreement.In a memo sent to HSE managers today, Director of Human Resources Barry O’Brien pointed out that the agreement provides managers with “significant enablers to extract cost, and reduce the overall cost base in health service delivery, while radically reviewing and changing work practices, rosters, and work patterns in the context of the reform and re-organisation of the health services”.He said the redundancy scheme “allow services re-structure and reconfigure while at the same time deliver essential cost savings and further reduce headcount.” However he did not give any indication of how many redundancies the HSE would be seeking.SIPTU Health Division Organiser, Paul Bell said today he despaired at the content of the memorandum and accused the HSE of attempting to “re-interpret the terms” of the agreement.The memo stated that from 1 January, all staff should be working additional hours required under the agreement from. For a period, it was possible for a small number of staff to retain their existing working hours from from the start of next year, this will now longer be allowed.Commenting on this, SIPTU’s Bell said: If this memorandum is an accurate reflection of its position, senior management at the HSE has determined that section 2.5 of the agreement be nullified and that it has the right to enforce additional hours of work on employees who have already opted to take a pay cut in order to maintain their existing hours of work. Such an action will lead to an inevitable confrontation with health service unions.O’Brien also mentioned the controversial Graduate Nurse Programme, commenting that it is providing “additional resources to front-line services to reduce agency and overtime costs”.Yesterday, in emerged that the CEOs of four hospitals wrote to the director general of the HSE saying that health cuts are beginning to seriously threaten patient safety.Bell said the threatened targeted redundancies of staff “will only serve to compound the problem they have identified in their letter”.Read: Hospital chiefs write to HSE saying cuts are threatening patient safety>Read: Taoiseach: Hospital chiefs’ letter is important and it’s not being treated as a joke>