Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s first match for Manchester United at Old Trafford went as well as he could have hoped, according to the 21-year-old. Having signed for the club from Crystal Palace in a massive £55 million ($70m) transfer this summer, the full-back entered the season with massive expectations on him. And he got off to a great start in the club’s opener, helping United to a smashing 4-0 win over Chelsea to get his career at the club off to the best possible start. 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? “It was a great result to beat Chelsea and I couldn’t have been much happier with how it went,” Wan-Bissaka told The Guardian. “I had been waiting for my first game at Old Trafford as a United player and it felt great to get it done and for it to go so well.”Having played 35 times for Palace in the Premier League last season, the level of competition was nothing new for Wan-Bissaka, who performed well on the right side of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s defence. And the youngster said nothing, not even the pressure of playing for a club with United’s history or the massive transfer fee, brought out the nerves in him ahead of his first match at Old Trafford.“I wasn’t nervous, that’s not me, but I think a lot of eyes were on the new signings to see how we got on,” he said. “I just tend to block out that stuff and focus on my own game but at the same time I was really excited about it. I got a lot of playing time in pre-season matches, which I needed because it helped me get to know the team.“The games all went well and the players were all great with me from the first day onwards. They are all good lads and they helped me a lot when it came to settling in, but even so your first league game at Old Trafford is always going to be a landmark. Thankfully I was happy with my performance.”With the season opener now out of the way, United will be looking to keep their strong start going on Monday, when they face their first away test of the campaign against Wolves. But Wan-Bissaka thinks his side have everything they need to carry on winning, with the confidence of having beaten Chelsea providing an early season boost. “It will be a tough game, obviously, but there are a lot of positives from the Chelsea match we can take into it and there are a few areas where we can probably improve as well,” he said.“What we have at United now is a good mix of young and experienced players and, speaking as one of the younger members of the squad, I think that’s important. We need people to set the standards to live up to, to set the tempo in games when we need it and the more experienced players in the dressing room are capable of doing that.”
Starting and operating a business in Halifax Regional Municipality and New Glasgow just got easier thanks to a new online tool designed to help sort through government permits and licences. BizPaL is a free, web-based service that helps guide business owners through the regulation process at the federal, provincial and municipal levels. “Implementing BizPaL is another example of the province’s commitment to enhance our business environment,” said Jamie Muir, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. “BizPaL will enable business operators to deal with the licence and permit requirements of all levels of government through one, online source. It will save them time, and resources.” The service is simple to use and offers information that is easy to understand. HRM and New Glasgow are the first Atlantic Canadian municipalities to implement BizPaL. “People in business, or those wanting to start a business, want information quickly and conveniently,” said Peter Kelly, Mayor of Halifax Regional Municipality. “BizPaL will provide one-stop shopping for entrepreneurs to gather information about government licences and permits they may require to operate their business.” “The Town of New Glasgow is pleased to be selected as one of the first two Atlantic Canadian communities to launch this innovative service,” said New Glasgow Mayor Ann MacLean. “As the commercial service centre for north-eastern Nova Scotia, our strategic goal is to make New Glasgow a community that provides a progressive business climate. BizPaL is another initiative that enables our municipality to make significant strides in this area.” The Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses, which represents 5,200 members in Nova Scotia, is a proponent of BizPaL and pleased to see it being implemented in Atlantic Canada. “Opening and running a business is a tough job,” said Leanne Hachey, Atlantic vice-president of the federation. “But BizPal will make this job a bit easier, saving entrepreneurs valuable time and money.” This project is part of the ongoing government Better Regulation Initiative aimed at making it easier for businesses to do business in Nova Scotia. For more information visit the website at www.bizpal.ca .