Unai Emery close to ‘giving up’ on signing Wilfried Zaha for Arsenal

first_imgWilfried Zaha is one of Arsenal’s top transfer targets (BPI/REX)Unai Emery is close to giving up on Arsenal’s hopes of signing Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace, according to reports.Zaha is one of the Gunners’ top targets but they face a tough task in prising him away from Palace this summer.The Gunners opened the bidding at £40 million but the offer was immediately rejected as it falls some way short of Palace’s £80m valuation.Arsenal are open to offering players as part of the deal with Carl Jenkinson, Calum Chambers and Mohamed Elneny all available.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Unai Emery close to ‘giving up’ on signing Wilfried Zaha for Arsenal Advertisement Unai Emery is said to be resigned to losing out on Zaha for Arsenal (Getty Images)But with the Gunners having just £45m to spend on new signings this summer, a move for Zaha would take up all of their budget and Emery is keen to strengthen several areas of his squad.AdvertisementAdvertisementAccording to The Sun, Emery has ‘all but given up’ on signing Zaha and is now exploring alternatives to the Ivory Coast international.Emery is keen on Barcelona winger Malcom and the Gunners have asked the Brazilian to stall Everton, who are also interested.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 CityArsenal are also hoping that Zaha will force Palace to accept a lower offer by handing in a transfer request.Ryan Fraser also remains a target but Bournemouth are holding out for a £30m transfer fee, despite the Scotland international having just one year left on his current deal.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 10 Jul 2019 12:06 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link107Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

Arsenal fans turn on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for ‘abusing’ Joe Willock after misplaced pass in Brighton defeat

first_imgWillock burst through midfield and wanted to play Aubameyang in behind (Picture: Prime Video)Their lack of cohesion was summed up when, in the dying seconds of the half, Joe Willock promisingly burst through midfield and looked to thread a pass through to Aubameyang in the inside right channel. Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Metro Sport ReporterFriday 6 Dec 2019 8:10 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.6kShares Willock no recover from the Aubameyang frolicking yesterday sha— CanonCrested (@canoncrested) December 6, 2019 Advertisement Top articles Skip Ad Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Aubameyang was furious and punched the air in disgust (Picture: Prime Video) Video Settings Willock has gone for a through ball & Aubamayeng didn’t read it. He didn’t deserve the bollocking Aubamayeng gave him .If Ozil or lacazette done that Aubamayeng wouldn’t of said shit . Jus easy to shout at a young lad , U would never c Adams vieira cesc Rvp go at the young lads— Josh Robinson (@JoshRobbo11) December 6, 2019 Coming Next But Aubameyang checked his run (Picture: Prime Video)The Gabon forward made the motion but later checked his run, possibly fearing that the youngster had held onto the ball for too long and therefore he would be offside. Willock, though, went ahead with the pass and the ball rolled harmlessly through to Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan.While frustrating, it was hardly the biggest crime during an opening 45 minutes in which Brighton had outplayed the Gunners in every department.But Aubameyang couldn’t hide his anger and immediately swung around to berate the 20-year-old Willock. Auba yelling at young Willock for a poor pass.Luiz,Ozil and Laca have done it all game at teammates.Something must be wrong….— ThelostbrazilianMoshe (@DaLostBrazilian) December 5, 2019 SPONSORED Read More Graham Potter’s side took a deserved lead through Adam Webster after the half-hour mark and a disjointed Arsenal side couldn’t muster a response before the break. / PLAY Read More Advertisement MORE: Arsenal have begun the interview process for new manager as Freddie Ljungberg struggles in interim rolecenter_img Comment 1 min. story Read More Auba shouting at Willock like that was not captainesque, he himseof had a terrible game.Give the Captaincy back to Xhaka ffs— Theo (@Theo_mwangi) December 6, 2019 Skip Full Screen I am probably not the only one who wanted to look away when Auba was having an extended pop at Willock. One is captain, the other a youngster. Pick them up, don’t push them down.— Christopher Hylland (@c_hylland) December 5, 2019 That moment when new captain went beserk at a young and inexperienced player for misplaying a ball tells you the free reign that these players have. Not one person on that pitch is inspiring others to achieve. The only thing they seem to inspire is upping their social media game— Darren (@DarrenArsenal1) December 6, 2019 He then continued his rant, pointing to the outside of the box to suggest he wanted the ball to feet (Picture: Prime Video)Aubameyang swung his arms up and punched the air in frustration. The 30-year-old refused to let the matter go and pointed towards the outside of the box, intimating that he wanted the ball to feet inside of behind the Brighton defence.The Gabon international was recently made captain in place of Granit Xhaka but Gooners clearly didn’t feel his actions were that of a leader and took to social media to slam Aubameyang. Read More Arsenal fans turn on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for ‘abusing’ Joe Willock after misplaced pass in Brighton defeat About Connatix V67539 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should never have been appointed captain in the first place, by the way.— AS (@ArsenalScot) December 6, 2019 Aubameyang is not a captain. Incredibley frustrating that Emery’s final act was to give him the armband.— Steve Hills (@Merse10) December 5, 2019 by Metro Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is yet to win a game as Arsenal captain (Picture: Getty)It was a tough night for Arsenal interim boss Freddie Ljungberg as the Gunners’ winless Premier League run was extended to eight matches.Brighton grabbed their first ever win at the Emirates thanks to a deserved 2-1 victory in north London that leaves Arsenal just five points above the relegation zone.Ljungberg set the team up in a 4-3-3 formation which tried to accommodate Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mesut Ozil in the same system.However, it meant Ozil and Aubameyang were forced into unorthodox wide positions and neither player looked comfortable out of possession against a vibrant Brighton team.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Can’t remember how many times Aubameyang gave the ball away last nite..but it was sad seening him go at willock that way…— Pepe’s uncle (@Hitvibz_Sorochi) December 6, 2019 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Read More 1/1last_img read more

Germany seeks to simplify infrastructure investments for pension funds

first_imgBut he stressed that any instruments financing infrastructure should serve merely as a means to the end of financing occupational pensions – not the other way around.“We would love to take on our share of responsibility for the further development of infrastructure, but only if it is in the interest of employees and employers, as they are focusing on security and sufficient returns in occupational pension plans,” he added.Stiefermann agreed there were “too tight shackles” for pension funds with respect to institutional investment in infrastructure and said greater regulatory flexibility would be welcomed.Similarly, the German insurance association GDV said it was willing and able to help the government finance infrastructure projects, but, as with the aba, it said it required security and sufficient returns for these investments.According to GDV figures, approximately €3bn of the €1.4trn in the portfolios of German insurers is currently invested in infrastructure.Alexander Erdland, president at the GDV, argued that infrastructure should get its own regulatory risk category, to preserve “room for manoeuvring”.A commission installed by the government in late August – which also includes insurer representatives – estimated that Germany would need around €7.2bn annually over the next 15 years for infrastructure investments, in addition to funds already earmarked.Meanwhile, a survey by infrastructure specialist Yielco has found that most German institutions (70%) already have plans “in a drawer” to increase infrastructure investments and want eventually to achieve an allocation of about 3%.The three-year analysis (2011-14) of 350 German institutional investors also found that 50% of the already invested assets came from insurers, followed by Versorgungswerke as the second largest group of investors.According to the survey, all institutions planned to widen their focus globally, yet felt hindered by regulatory challenges.For more on German institutional investors’ thirst for infrastructure, see the October issue of IPE German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has announced he will check whether there are “unnecessary regulatory hurdles” for institutional investors when it comes to infrastructure investments.At the same time, transport minister Alexander Dobrindt confirmed that he aims to increase public/private partnerships for public infrastructure to avoid having to take on more loans.The country’s institutional investors, meanwhile, largely welcomed the announcements, albeit with some reservations.Klaus Stiefermann, managing director at the pension fund association aba, told IPE: “We always welcome considerations around investment opportunities for occupational pension plans to find new ways of financing occupational pensions in the interest of all stakeholders.”last_img read more

Internet porn is making teenage relationships more violent

first_imgDailyMail.co.uk 5 July 2012 Teenage relationships are becoming increasing violent due to the prevalence of internet pornography, the country’s top prosecutor has warned. Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions, said: ‘I have been concerned about the exposure of young people to all sorts of material. The emerging research tends to support that there is a lot of abuse within teenage relationships.’ The Crown Prosecution Service is now reviewing whether action needs to be taken about the surge in domestic violence cases between teenagers. Last year, Mr Starmer warned in a speech that ‘we are clearly at risk of a whole new generation of domestic violence’ in teenage relationships. Describing the trend as ‘pernicious’ and ‘serious’, Mr Starmer said research had ‘shown that exploitation and violence in teenage relationships are more common than previously thought’.  The DPP had pointed to figures that showed teenage girls aged 16 to 19 were at the highest risk of sexual assault, stalking  and domestic abuse. Women aged 20 to 24 were only slightly less at risk. Violence against 13 to 15 year olds within relationships was as likely to occur as attacks on youths aged over 16 – and those from poor backgrounds were twice as likely to be abused by violent teenage partners. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2169509/Internet-porn-making-teenage-relationships-violent-says-countrys-law-chief.htmllast_img read more

IMF approves US$3.1 million disbursement to Dominica

first_img Tweet 6 Views   no discussions Share Share LocalNewsRegional IMF approves US$3.1 million disbursement to Dominica by: – January 12, 2012center_img Photo credit: BBC NewsWASHINGTON, USA — The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a disbursement of an amount equivalent to SDR 2.05 million (US$3.1 million) under the rapid credit facility (RCF) for Dominica to help manage the economic impact of a series of natural disasters from July-September 2011. The Board’s approval enables the immediate disbursement of the full amount.Dominica was hit by a number of natural disasters during the summer and fall of 2011, with major flooding and landslides damaging infrastructure and housing. The cost of reconstruction and rehabilitation is expected to be high at 6 1/2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) and will weaken Dominica’s balance of payments.The RCF, which provides rapid financial assistance for low-income countries with an urgent balance of payments need, does not require any program-based conditionality or review. However, economic policies are expected to address the underlying balance of payments difficulties and support policy objectives including macroeconomic stability and poverty reduction. Financing under the RCF carries zero interest (until end 2013), has a grace period of 5½ years, and a final maturity of 10 years. The Fund reviews the level of interest rates for all concessional facilities every two years.Following the executive board’s discussion of Dominica, Min Zhu, deputy managing director and acting chair, stated:“Dominica suffered significant infrastructure damage following torrential rains, flooding and landslides in the second half of 2011. The recovery and rehabilitation costs will be high, putting pressures on the fiscal and balance of payments positions.“Fiscal policies will partially accommodate the near-term increase in spending following the natural disasters, while underlying policies are being appropriately refocused towards medium-term consolidation objectives. The authorities are committed to returning to robust primary surpluses over the medium term to ensure downward debt dynamics, by tackling pressures on current spending and strengthening the revenue base and collection. A strengthened fiscal policy framework will support the adjustment effort.“Structural reforms are key to supporting the fiscal effort, improving growth prospects, and increasing Dominica’s resilience to external shocks. Reforms to boost external competitiveness and enhance the business climate will be necessary to promote private sector activity. Stronger financial sector policies will help tackle vulnerabilities in the regional and domestic financial systems, both in terms of financial institution health and their supervisory and regulatory environment.”Caribbean News Now Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Coronavirus: Premier League plans to hold games behind closed doors

first_img Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit10 Characters Who Deserve To Be Official Disney PrincessesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Most Praised Historical MoviesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made20+ Albino Animals That Are Very Rare And Unique8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day UEFA discussed the coronavirus only briefly at Monday’s Executive Committee meeting in Amsterdam, despite the threat it poses to this summer’s European Championship and the rest of the club season. The opening game of Euro 2020 between Italy and Turkey is due to take place in Rome on June 12, but UEFA will not be rushed into a decision. They will act on the advice of governments. The issue was raised by president Aleksander Ceferin at the Executive Committee, but a source said the discussion lasted only two minutes. A UEFA spokesman said: ‘We’re in touch with the authorities, we’re in the hands of the local authorities, and we’ll deal with whatever they tell us. Cancellations would result in multi-million pound losses so games are unlikely to be cancelled Read Also: NBA warns players over interactions with fans ‘There’s no threat to any more matches that I’ve been made aware of, other than the ones that have already been changed. ‘We’ll react to what the World Health Organisation and other people say. Nothing’s changed since last week, that’s the position we’re in.’ It also emerged last night that the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2020 play-off against Slovakia on March 26 could be played behind closed doors because of the spiralling issue of coronavirus. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img The FA and Premier League are exploring the costs and implications of staging games behind closed doors later this season to cope with any mass spread of the coronavirus. The Premier League’s plan would allow Liverpool to win the title despite previous fears Both organisations will be led by the government’s public health advice before making any alterations to the fixture list, but have held talks about what to do if large gatherings are prohibited — with behind-closed-doors games emerging as a possibility. The FA have the added complication of hosting a friendly international at Wembley on March 27 between England and Italy, where six Serie ALiver matches were postponed last weekend due to the spread of the virus. The fixture will remain on unless the FA are advised to act by the government. Football fans could be banned from attending games if coronavirus continues to spread Cancellations would result in multi-million-pound losses, so the talks have focused on how games could be staged without fans, which would also be the preferred option of broadcasters. It was reported last week that the coronavirus could stop Liverpool from winning the league should the season be ended prematurely due to the flu-like disease but this would not be the case. During the discussions, the FA have raised the need to offer solidarity payments to lower-division clubs in the event of games being held behind closed doors, because those sides rely on gate revenue far more than their Premier League counterparts. The FA and Premier League are considering playing games behind-closed-doorslast_img read more

FIFA Women’s World Cup: Falcons kit gets top four rating

first_img Loading… After the conclusion of the votes the jersey with the highest per cent will be declared the winner. It will be recalled that the Super Falcons booked their exit from the tournament after losing 3-0 to Germany in the round of 16. The kit features a bright green-and-white zig-zag pattern spreading across the torso and the contrasting sleeves, pay homage to the one kit worn in the mid-nineties. Super Eagles kit to the World cup in Russia tickled the fancy of many Only recently the Super Eagles 1994 World cup jersey was named in the best top 50 kits of the Mundial. Read AlsoNigeria’s 94 Eagles ranked in 50 Best Football Shirts Ever Die-hard analysts of the World Cup say Nigeria’s fashion razzmatazz at the World Cup needs to be supported with high performance on the pitch to put the country in her rightful place in the round leather game. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThailand’s 10 Most Iconic Landmarks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneThe Most Beautiful Middle Eastern Actresses10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithA Rihanna Museum Is Probably Opening Soon8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The Worldcenter_img Nigeria may not have performed well in the last FIFA World in both the male and female categories but the nation’s kits to the Mundial ironically have remained a talking point four years and three years on respectively. Recall that the Super Eagles jersey turned out to be an instant hit in Russia in 2018 even as the Gernot Rohr tutored and Mikel Obi captained side failed to make it beyond the first round. The Super Eagles kits both ceremonial and playing kits became the toast of Nigerian and non-Nigerian fans who struggled to have a copy in their collection before leaving Russia. Interestingly facts have emerged that the kits of the Super Falcons who made it to the round of 16 at the last Women World cup in France has been nominated for the best jersey of the tournament that saw the United States ladies lift the trophy after edging out Netherlands in the final. World Soccer ruling body FIFA, Women’s World Cup verified Twitter hand indicated at the weekend that the Super Falcons home kit ranked among the top four kits, the others being that of Australia, Norway and Germany. FIFA tweeted that the jerseys were mentioned the most during the World Cup and decided to ask fans to choose their favourite in a poll on their handle. The top four kits of the France 2019last_img read more

Mason fourth grader dies day after flu, strep diagnosis

first_imgPhoto: Mason City SchoolsMason, Oh. — A fourth grader from Mason, Ohio has died just one day after being diagnosed with the flu and strep throat.Officials from Mason City Schools say Sable Gibson was diagnosed on Tuesday morning, went into cardiac arrest Tuesday afternoon and died in the morning on Wednesday.Officials from the school released this statement on social media:Please join us in keeping the Gibson family in our daily thoughts and prayers as they navigate these very difficult days. Their youngest, fourth grader Sable, passed away last evening after being diagnosed with strep throat and influenza on Tuesday morning which lead to cardiac arrest Tuesday afternoon. We also lift up all of Sable’s classmates, teachers and support staff. We have additional counselors at Western Row today who are working with any student who may need help processing. It’s moments like these that we come together as a community to walk alongside one another and care for each other. Memorial service arrangements are pending, and we will keep you informed as we learn more.last_img read more

Strawberry Festival canceled

first_imgGreensburg, IN—The Decatur County United Fund has announced that the 2020 Strawberry Festival has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements.  The organization stated that the safety of those cutting, prepping, and delivering the over 1000 orders is the first priority.  The organization did state that they hope to return this event as soon as possible as the loss of funding for the 2020 campaign is a hard decision to make.last_img

Student mothers share stories

first_img“My daughter is my motivation, she got me through that final week of midterms at USC.”This isn’t a phrase heard very often USC. Yet, this was the life of a former USC student, Brittani Marinez, who graduated this last winter with a degree in sociology.Precious · Brittani Marinez, who graduated this past December, said her daughter Zoë Rose was her inspiration to continue her education. – Courtesy of Brittani Marinez Marinez is not the only person to balance raising a child while pursuing a bachelor’s degree here at USC; Cindy Nguyen, who will graduate this May with a degree in business administration, is also raising a child.According to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Educational Statistics, an estimated 13 percent of college undergraduates claimed one or more dependents on the 2003-2004 report. A release of updated information has yet to be provided.Both Marinez and Nguyen said that from the time they became pregnant, they were determined to continue with school and pursue a degree to set an example for their daughters.Marinez found out she was pregnant three months after her high school graduation.“I was really young, and my initial decision was to have an abortion at Planned Parenthood,” Marinez said. “I was in the waiting room and God intervened in my life and I walked right out. I trusted God, and decided to keep my baby.”At the time, Marinez worked at a retail store in her local mall while attending Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif. Once her daughter Zoë Rose was born, Marinez quit her job and focused completely on school.“I got really close to my sociology professor, and he made an effort to reach out to me,” Marinez said. “One day he asked if I could go to any college, what college would I choose, and I said USC was my dream school. But I didn’t have the grades or the money.”Marinez’s professor mentored her, helped her push through college and recommended various programs she could get involved in to help with raising her child. Marinez eventually picked up her grades, made the honors program and got into USC.“In August of 2008, I found out that I got into USC,” Marinez said. “I really felt like I had made it for my daughter and for myself. It was my greatest accomplishment.”Nguyen had a slightly different experience than Marinez, as she got pregnant while she was a student at USC.“I transferred to USC from Long Beach City College,” Nguyen said. “I took a year off USC to get married, and when I came back second semester, I got pregnant.”Nguyen was 24 when she became pregnant, and the birth of her daughter, Jade, inspired her to achieve in school.“When I had my baby girl, it changed my life,” Nguyen said. “If I was focused before the baby, after I am motivated to what I was doing 10 times more. Because of this, I came back to USC this year, and I’m trying to finish up.”Nguyen said her professors didn’t treat her any differently when they discovered she was pregnant.“I never used my baby as an excuse for anything unless it was a doctor’s appointment that I had to go to,” Nguyen said. “When my professors did find out I had a baby, they’d be like, ‘Oh my gosh! How do you do it?’”Nguyen has yet to graduate, but she single-handedly runs her own business, The Art of Make Up. Nguyen’s business is a make-up school, shop and salon that was established last May. Located in Orange County, the shop has already established a credible clientele list.Both Marinez and Nguyen acknowledged challenges during their pregnancies. Some days, they missed classes for doctor’s appointments, and their overall college experience was very different from the norm.“When I was pregnant, I didn’t get morning sickness,” Nguyen said. “But when my baby was born and I went back to school, it was much more complicated because anytime the baby needed something, I’d have to take the day off school.”Marinez explained that she didn’t have the typical college experience because she lived off campus and spent nearly two hours in traffic both ways.“I pushed so hard to graduate for my daughter and myself, but being at USC and being a parent made my college experience very different from my peers,” Marinez said. “Class, work, Zoë. That was my life for three years.”Despite the difficulties that come with parenting at a relatively young age, Nguyen said Jade was the primary reason she pursued her now-successful business.“I was thinking of her most of the time,” Nguyen said. “I want to become a better person for my baby.”Marinez said everything she had to endure was worth it.“My main motivation in graduating was so when Zoë is older, she can’t say [school] is too hard because she had me as her example,” she said.last_img read more