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Cashback is not a cop-out

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Emmanuel Petit rips into Arsenal: ‘What was the point of sacking Arsene Wenger?’

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first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 4 Feb 2019 5:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link647Shares Advertisement Petit won the Premier League in 1998 with the Gunners (Picture: Getty)Emmanuel Petit has slammed Arsenal for the current lack of funds at the club and questioned whether sacking Arsene Wenger was a wise move.Petit, who played for the Gunners between 1997 and 2000, remains unimpressed at the club’s lack of transfer activity even after the arrival of Unai Emery.The north London side only managed to bring in Denis Suarez on loan during the January window, which has displeased the Frenchman.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‘The frustration level must be very high for Emery,’ Petit told the Irish Independent. ‘In only his second transfer window as Arsenal manager, he was told he cannot sign anybody.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘You look at the money Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City spend and unless you join them and put the cash on the table to compete for the best players, you are going nowhere.‘Tottenham are not spending money, but they are in the position Arsenal were in a few years ago building a stadium, but there is no excuse for Arsenal now.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘If you sack Arsene Wenger and then say to the guy who replaces him you have no money to spend on new players, I would ask what was the point of sacking Wenger in the first place?’Wenger left the Gunners at the end of the 2017/18 season following a 22-year reign at the club.Arsenal’s next fixture is against Huddersfield in the Premier League on February 2.MORE: Aguero speaks out on handball goal in win over ArsenalWere Arsenal right to sack Wenger?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Advertisementcenter_img Comment Emmanuel Petit rips into Arsenal: ‘What was the point of sacking Arsene Wenger?’last_img read more

Gabriel’s agent reveals Lille star turned down bigger offers to join Arsenal

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first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 24 Aug 2020 11:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.9kShares Comment Advertisement Gabriel’s agent reveals Lille star turned down bigger offers to join Arsenal Gabriel had offers from Napoli and Manchester United (Photo by Dave Winter/Icon Sport via Getty Images)‘Arsenal was nowhere near the best proposal [money wise],’ Guilherme Miranda told Freddie Paxton of the Guardian. ‘Gabriel chose them over more lucrative offers because Edu convinced us of the project. It’s 100% because of Edu Gaspar and Arteta.’AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: 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 CityArteta will be buoyed by Gabriel’s decision to join the club and he arrives alongside fellow youngster William Saliba, who signed for the Gunners last summer but stayed on loan at St Etienne.Gunners will be hoping the duo can form a new partnership in the heart of Arsenal’s defence to cure the defensive problems they’ve experienced in recent years.Gabriel will become Arsenal’s second signing of the summer following Willian’s arrival on a free transfer from Chelsea but Arteta hopes to make further additions.Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey is a leading target, while Arteta may decide on signing another midfielder if Dani Ceballos’ stay is not prolonged. MORE: Malang Sarr agrees to join Chelsea on four-year deal Gabriel is set to sign a five-year deal with Arsenal (Picture: Getty)The agent of Arsenal-bound star Gabriel Magalhaes has revealed the Lille defender turned down more lucrative offers elsewhere in order to move to the Emirates.The Brazilian was at the Gunners’ training ground on Monday to undergo a medical with the club ahead of a £22million move to north London.Arsenal saw off competition from Napoli, Manchester United and Everton for the defender’s signature and the work of Mikel Arteta are said to have been influential in the Brazilian’s decision. The decision was clearly not down solely to finances as Gabriel’s agent has confirmed he could have earned far more elsewhere but for Edu’s work in convincing the Brazilian about the ‘project’ at the club.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisementlast_img read more

Pennsylvania Launches Website to Help Seniors and People with Disabilities Find Services Near Home

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first_img Human Services,  Innovation,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Seniors Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the launch of the Pennsylvania Link to Community Care website, which connects older Pennsylvanians and individuals with a disability or behavioral health need to services and support available in their community.The Pennsylvania Link to Community Care website provides users with a wide variety of resources including a home care directory and an information referral tool.“We have been working hard to help individuals with a disability and older Pennsylvanians to live where and how they choose, just as any of us would want,” Governor Wolf said. “This new website is a tremendous tool to help you or your loved one make the best and most informed decision about care and services.”The website is a collaboration between the departments of Aging (PDA) and Human Services (DHS), and serves as an extension of PDA’s Aging and Disability Resource call center. With this online resource the commonwealth is adding to its continuing efforts to help Pennsylvanians locate and get the best use of services at the local level.“Our capacity to link seniors and their families with community resources is critical to helping them live and age well at home,” said Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne. “Today’s launch empowers older Pennsylvanians and their caregivers to proactively explore the service options that are available to them as they seek to remain independent and age in place.”The site features 12 service and support categories, including Advocacy, Behavioral Health, Employment, Finance, Health Care, Housing, In-Home Services, Legal, Meals, Protection from Abuse, Support Groups, and Transportation.Users can find information about organizations, services, and programs within these categories. One major component to the site is its home care directory, which connects individuals to in-home services available in their county. More than 350 in-home service providers appearing on the searchable directory may offer personal care, assistance with activities of daily living, companionship services, respite care, and/or habilitation services.“We are committed to serving Pennsylvanians where they want to be – in their homes and communities,” said DHS Acting Secretary Teresa Miller. “This website is a great resource to connect an individual to the services they need to provide a choice in where they live.”Following the launch of Pennsylvania Link to Community Care, the departments of Aging and Human Services will continue to enhance the website using data and feedback from users, and expand the resources and information provided throughout the site. If you are a provider licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and would like to appear on the home care directory, you may submit your information by navigating to the footer of the site and clicking on “Apply.”To learn more about the Pennsylvania Link to Community Care website, or to find information on resources available in your county, visit www.carelink.pa.gov. November 16, 2017 Pennsylvania Launches Website to Help Seniors and People with Disabilities Find Services Near Homecenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Shareholder Rights Directive could have ‘unintended consequences’

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first_imgForcing pension funds to disclose the main elements of all investment management agreements (IMAs) with asset managers could have unintended consequences that hinder long-term investing, PensionsEurope has warned.The industry association recommended the European Commission’s revised Shareholder Rights Directive require the disclosure of investment beliefs and how these are implemented through a fund’s investment strategy, rather than details of IMAs.In a position paper on the Directive, the association suggested that the requirement to identify all of a listed company’s shareholders should be dropped, limiting it to institutions that hold at least 0.5% of share capital.It said the 0.5% threshold was one already employed in the Netherlands and allowed companies to identify shareholders that owned a “relevant” stake in the firm. PensionsEurope also raised concerns about engagement policies proposed in the draft Directive, saying the requirement to explain voting behaviour would increase administration costs.Returning to the issue of investment management agreements, it said: “We consider it inappropriate to require disclosure of specific contractual arrangements between two parties, especially when, for example, the fund in which the institutional investor has invested is not public.”Additionally, the position paper pointed out that information about an asset manager’s strategy could be commercially sensitive, and argued that it would push pension funds to invest only in vehicles with more easily justifiable fees, rather than ones offering the best fee structure.“Thus, requiring institutional investors to disclose publicly the main elements of the arrangement with the asset manager would in our view not be the right way of achieving long-term investment, instead giving undue prominence to only a narrow element of the strategy, with potential unintended consequences,” it said.However, the association did praise a number of the proposals put forward by the Commission.It said it was “positive” to introduce a vote on remuneration, which, according to the initial proposal, would be binding, and that it would encourage dialogue between shareholders and companies.It also welcomed the greater focus on transparency, and said further protection for minority shareholders – through the related-party transaction requirements that will require a vote on certain deals – was a positive step.The association did raise concerns that the Directive was too prescriptive, echoing concerns previously voiced by the International Corporate Governance Network.,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesPensionsEurope position paper on revised Shareholder Rights Directivelast_img read more

Friday people roundup

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first_imgBlackRock – Rupert Harrison is to join as head of macro-strategies for multi-asset funds. Harrison, who will join the asset manager in September, was chief of staff to UK chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne during the last Parliament and is one of the people credited with the overhaul of defined contribution regulation that now allows savers to withdraw their pot from 55 years of age.Russell Investments – Van Luu has joined the manager as head of currency and fixed income. Luu, who will be responsible for devising currency hedging strategies, joins from Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM). At NBIM, responsible for management of the Government Pension Fund Global, she was a senior analyst for investment policy. Spence Johnson, Hermes EOS, Algebris, PIMCO, BlackRock, Russell Investments, Norges Bank Investment ManagementSpence Johnson – Nils Johnson, co-founder of the research consultancy alongside Magnus Spence, has been named director of retirement following a reorganisation that will see the company split into two business practices. Nigel Birch will head up the second practice as director of institutional. Spence will be managing director of the new business.Hermes Equity Ownership Services – Christine Chow Knowles has been named associate director of engagement, joining from the Hong Kong-based Homage Consulting. She has previously worked as a portfolio manager at Hewitt Bacon & Woodrow. Jaime Gornsztejn was also named associate director of engagement and joins from BNDES, the Brazilian national development bank.Algebris Investments – Simon Peters joins as portfolio manager for public equity strategies. Peters joins from PIMCO, where he was senior vice-president in charge of global and growth strategies, a position he only assumed in summer last year. He has previously worked at Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC.last_img read more

Three accused of stealing cooking gas granted bail

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first_imgThree men who have been charged for stealing cooking gas from their employer, H. H. V Whitchurch and Company, have been granted bail.On Monday, the defendants; Neville Boston, Murphy Carlisle and Narrin Lewis appeared before the magistrate’s court in Roseau, where the charge was read to them.According to the charge, the men allegedly stole thirteen (13) bottles of 20lbs cylinders on July 12th, 2012, a total value of $1733.94.They all pleaded not guilty to the charge and were granted $10, 000.00 bail by Chief Magistrate, Evelina Baptiste.Peter Boston stood as surety for his son, Neville Boston; David Carlisle stood as surety for his son Murphy Carlisle while Justina Angol and Kyle Sylvester, the manager and owner of Angol’s Fashion Boutique in Roseau, stood as surety for Narrin Lewis.Neville Boston and Murphy Carlisle have been ordered to report to the Roseau Police Station every Thursday between the hours of 7am and 7pm, while Narrin Lewis was ordered to report every Monday.Magistrate Baptiste also warned the defendants that they should not commit any other offence while on bail.The trial has been set for November 19th, 2012.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Three accused of stealing cooking gas granted bail by: – July 16, 2012 Share Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! 20 Views   2 comments Sharelast_img read more

Bulldogs Freshman Baseball Team Win Season Opener

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first_imgThe Batesville HS Freshman baseball team finally got to play their first game of the season defeating Greensburg 14-9.It was a home game against Greensburg, and Batesville wasted no time in getting on the board. Two runs in the first were scored by  Austin Siefert and Nathan Eckstein. Greensburg scored 3 runs in the top of the second, but Batesville countered that run by scoring 5 runs in the bottom of the third. Austin Siefert scored on a single by Devon Scripture and then scored on a sacrifice fly by Garret Lee. Nate Slavin was safe at first by a fielding error on the Greensburg first baseman and worked his way around the bases, scoring on a passed ball. Braydon Worthington used a 7 pitch at bat to draw a walk as did Matthew Meehan. Devon Meeks laid down a perfectly placed bunt and scored Braydon and Matthew. Greensburg countered yet again with 1 run in the top of the 4th inning, but Batesville fought back again scoring 3 more runs in the bottom half of the inning. With the score 10-4 in favor of Batesville, Greensburg put 5 runners across the plate in the top of the 6th to tighten the game at 10-9. Not to be out done, Batesville scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 6th to give a little cushion to relief pitcher Austin Siefert. Austin got Greensburg to go down 1-2-3 in the top of the 7th giving Batesville the win 14-9.The next game for the freshman is this Saturday (4/23) at Roncalli HS for a doubleheader.Winning Pitcher: Nate Slavin.  Save: Austin Siefert.Hits: 10 Total Hits.  Austin Siefert – 3 singles, Braydon Worthington – 2 singles, and Devon Scripture & Bo Tinker & Devon Meeks & Nate Slavin & Garrett Lee each had 1.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Brian Roleson.last_img read more

Prickel earns ‘Doris A. Brelage Nursing Scholarship’

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first_imgPictured: From right: Mary Norman, RN; Lisa Banks, RN; Austin Prickel and Bob Hurm, CRNA, who nominated PrickelBatesville, in. — Margaret Mary Health, in conjunction with the Ripley County Community Foundation, announces Austin Prickel, Batesville, as this year’s recipient of the Doris A. Brelage Nursing Scholarship. Austin is the son of Rick and Michelle Prickel.A graduate of Batesville High School, Prickel is entering his senior year in the nursing program at Ball State University. He was awarded the scholarship as a result of his excellent grades, volunteerism and community service.The Doris A. Brelage Nursing Scholarship was developed in 2009 in memory of Doris Brelage, a registered nurse at MMH and EMS member.last_img read more

U.S. 50 single lane closures to begin immediately, last through April

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first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — The Indiana Department of Transportation will begin single lane closures on U.S. 50 during daylight hours in both east and westbound directions to continue widespread pavement patching and signal refurbishment between Walmart Drive and Doughty Road through the end of April, weather permitting. Closures in both directions will allow for dramatic roadway improvements in a short period of time.Additional projects include:Continued patching from S.R.350 to Walmart Drive and from Doughty Road to I-275, will begin two to three weeks following initial phase;Curb ramp and sidewalk installation along U.S. 50 in the “downtown” area of Lawrenceburg, contractors will primarily access selected locations via side streets.Follow @INDOTSoutheast on Facebook and Twitter.last_img read more