Agreements to disagree

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Arsenal submit offer to sign Barcelona winger Malcom on loan

first_img Comment Barcelona are keen to sell Malcom this summer (Getty Images)Barcelona, however, would prefer to sell Malcom this summer but the clubs who are willing to meet their €40m (£35.8m) valuation do not interest the 22-year-old.AdvertisementAdvertisementMalcom’s agent is due to meet with Barcelona’s hierarchy this week with the aim of reaching an agreement.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 CityBarcelona signed Malcom for an initial £36.5m fee from Bordeaux last summer.But the Brazilian failed to secure a regular role and made just 15 appearances in La Liga last season.Arsenal attempted to sign Malcom on loan during the January transfer window but failed to reach an agreement with Barcelona.The Gunners ended up signing Denis Suarez on loan but the move was a failure as the midfielder played just 95 minutes and returned to Camp Nou early due to injury.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 Arsenal submit offer to sign Barcelona winger Malcom on loan Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 3 Jul 2019 9:21 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link132Shares Arsenal have made a move to sign Malcom from Barcelona (Getty Images)Arsenal have made an offer to sign Barcelona winger Malcom on loan, according to reports in Spain.Unai Emery is keen to sign a new right-sided attacker this summer but the Gunners are hampered in the transfer window due to their £45 million budget.The Gunners are in talks with Crystal Palace over a potential deal for Wilfried Zaha but their opening £40m offer is far below Palace’s £80m asking price.According to Sport, Arsenal have made an offer to sign Malcom on a season-long loan with an option to sign the Brazilian permanently.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Nacho Monreal names Alexis Sanchez as the best he ever played with at Arsenal

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Monreal found the net on his Real Sociedad debut against Atletico Madrid (Picture: Getty)‘After seeing him train for a minute, you realise the kind of player he is.‘I have felt privileged putting my boots on next to him, Lacazette, Aubameyang, Santi Cazorla, Petr Cech and more.’ Unai Emery and Sead Kolasinac preview Frankfurt matchTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 12:47FullscreenUnai Emery and Sead Kolasinac preview Frankfurt matchhttps://metro.co.uk/video/unai-emery-sead-kolasinac-preview-frankfurt-match-2008692/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Monreal is convinced he left Arsenal at the right time and insisted there was no bad blood between himself and Emery.‘It all started the year of the World Cup,’ the Spain international added.‘We started talking, but at that moment Unai Emery arrived at Arsenal and made it clear that he was counting on me.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I was happy, I had a contract and the project was new.‘And this summer I have been calm, thinking that I would continue there, but they signed another left-back and I realised that the door to exit could be open, even though Unai kept counting on me.’MORE: Robert Pires urges fans to remain patient with Nicolas Pepe after underwhelming start at Arsenal Nacho Monreal names Alexis Sanchez as the best he ever played with at Arsenalcenter_img Nacho Monreal has hailed Alexis Sanchez as the best he played with at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Nacho Monreal has named Alexis Sanchez as the finest footballer he played with during his time at Arsenal.The 33-year-old left-back ended a seven-and-a-half year spell with the Gunners this summer when he joined La Liga outfit Real Sociedad on a two-year contract.Unai Emery warned Monreal that his first-team opportunities would be limited after Kieran Tierney, 22, arrived from Celtic at the beginning of August.Monreal went on to have a dream debut for Sociedad, scoring the side’s second goal in a 2-0 victory at home to Atletico Madrid last weekend.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityThe Spaniard was a popular figure at Arsenal and has fond memories from his lengthy stint in north London, taking to the field with many of the Premier League’s top players.AdvertisementAdvertisementSanchez, now at Inter Milan, has had a torrid time since leaving Arsenal for Manchester United in January 2018, but Monreal insists the Chilean was the best he ever played with at the Emirates.He also claims he was ‘privileged’ to play alongside the likes of Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Santi Cazorla and Petr Cech.‘It has been one of the most beautiful experiences of my life,’ Monreal told Marca. ‘I was there seven years, I have shared shirts with many good players. The best? I stay with Alexis, he is a different player. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 19 Sep 2019 4:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.2kShares Commentlast_img read more

The Brisbane mansion with breathtaking views

first_imgA three-level mansion in Balmoral, Queensland, with breathtaking views of the Brisbane CBD is on the market for the first time. The five-bedroom, four-bathroom Balmoral property will go under the hammer on June 18, and a private marina berth with undercover parking will be part of the package.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:47Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:47 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p360p360p240p240pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenQld couple swap city views for waterside02:48 Constructed from solid concrete, the home features a contemporary design and an open plan living space with city, urban and river views.The home’s three levels can be accessed via a private lift.An emphasis on entertainment has influenced the design of the 810sqm property. The new owners can enjoy a fun-filled lifestyle outside the home, by making the most of the exclusive marine berth at Addison Quays Bulimba that is being offered with the house.For those who prefer calmer waters, a huge entertaining terrace – which has previously held around 150 people at a birthday celebration – is home to a large infinity pool.Breathtaking views of the Brisbane CBD.A 2000-bottle wine cellar and a state-of-the-art home cinema further prove the home’s entertaining credentials.Listing agent Rachel Spinks, from Spinks & Co residential, says the owners own a building company and worked to achieve a welcoming space for guests.“There’s a fantastic entertaining area, they love having people over,” she says.“They really love the property, they were hands-on involved in designing the layout and the finishes.”Spinks says offering space for relaxation was also a priority during the design and construction process.“You don’t have to entertain. You can sit and relax and enjoy the view in the beautiful open spaces. You can play the piano or read or a book, or do anything really.”Stunner: Brisbane home with incredible views for saleThe entertaining terrace hosted more than 150 people during a birthday party.A private lift offers access to the top floor sleeping quarters, comprising five bedrooms with built-in-robes.More from newsAustralia’s best growth suburbs16 Feb 2015What 300k buys you around Australia31 Oct 2013Show off your shoe collection with this massive wardrobe.The master suite contains a private terrace with a view of the city lights just seven kilometres away.It also contains a massive walk-in wardrobe, big enough to display “the most extensive of shoe collections”, as stated by the property listing.Productivity would be high with a view like this.The home is also family-friendly, with a children’s play room off the kitchen opening to the outdoors, and schools and public transport nearby. The family bathroom comes with a huge soaker tub and a twin vanity.While the price range is undisclosed, similar multi-level homes in the area have sold around the $1-2 million mark.last_img read more

Hope for better returns piques interest in factor investing – survey

first_imgInstitutional investors are increasingly using factor-based strategies, with their motivation shifting from risk management to improving performance, according to a survey sponsored by BlackRock.The survey was of 200 executives from institutional investment organisations in 20 countries across the Americas, the EMEA and Asia Pacific, with more than $5.5trn (€4.8trn) in assets under management.According to BlackRock, the survey found that factor use was widespread and on the rise.More than 85% of respondents employ factors in some part of the investment process, and nearly 66% of the organisations surveyed said they had increased their usage of factors over the past three years. Sixty per cent of respondents said they planned to increase their use of factors over the next three years.The desire to improve returns was the most important motivation for increasing factor use, said BlackRock.For new factor users, the top motivation is to better understand risk and return.The same percentage said they achieved this goal, while 59% said they increased diversification, and similar proportions said they lowered risk (56%) and increased returns (55%).More than half (53%) of the institutions surveyed use investment strategies targeting one or more factors, according to BlackRock, with value being the most commonly targeted style factor and inflation the most commonly used macro factor.Equity factor strategies – smart beta, for example – are most widespread, used by 68% of investors, but 57% of respondents investing in factors also use more advanced long/short multi-asset strategies.More than two-thirds of respondents seeking to increase factor use over the next three years will be working on their risk-management systems, while more than half expect to seek advice from asset managers, and 37% expect to hire additional staff.Half of those increasing said they would make an initial allocation to an investment strategy to monitor performance, according to BlackRock.Andy Tunningley, head of strategic clients at BlackRock’s UK institutional business, said the “unexpected correlations” of asset performance during the financial crisis spurred investors to better understand underlying risks, and that this had piqued interest in factor strategies.“Following an initial focus on risk management, investors increasingly believe factor strategies can drive enhanced performance,” he said.The results of BlackRock’s survey, conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, come after ERI Scientific Beta, a provider of smart beta indices, late last month published research, “Smart beta is not monkey business”, rejecting claims the results of smart beta strategies could be generated by any random selection of stocks.ERI Scientific Beta, part of EDHEC-Risk Institute, said it ran tests that “directly invalidate” these claims and that “many smart beta strategies display exposure to factors other than value or small cap, as well as pronounced differences in factor exposures across different strategies”.Factor investing is based on the idea that the risks and returns of all investments can be linked back to a common set of underlying factors.These can be what are referred to as style factors, such as size, momentum, quality and value – or macro-economic factors, such as growth, inflation and interest rates. Smart beta is an alternative term and captures the idea that investment strategies based on factors such as these, rather than market capitalisation, can add value.See April’s IPE magazine for a special report on factor investinglast_img read more

Kiwis’ drinking culture criticised as Auckland police ramp up presence in city due to disorder

first_imgNewsHub 26 June 2020Family First Comment: “New Zealand could address excessive drinking by raising the price of alcohol and finding an earlier closing time for bars, many of which can trade until 4am in Auckland. “We know that many people who are going and drinking in town and drinking excessively have preloaded at home and that is because it is so cheap. What we really need to do is address the price of alcohol in our country, to reduce the differential between bars and bottle stores and supermarkets. “Until we address the price of alcohol we are still going to have high levels of alcohol-related violence in our CBD.”And this is why Family First supports the 5+ solution – Raise price, raise purchase age, reduce accessibility, reduce advertising & sponsorship, target drink-driving (plus increase treatment availability). A group working to reduce alcohol-related harm says Kiwis still have an issue with placing drinking at the “centre of the occasion” as police increase their presence in central Auckland after two weekends of disorder.Auckland City district commander Supt Karyn Malthus revealed on Thursday night officers had observed an increase in assaults and disorders over the last two weekends in the central city, after the Government lifted COVID-19 restrictions on bars and nightclubs.Malthus said they were being “fuelled by excessive alcohol consumption” and more officers would be present in the CBD this weekend to “ensure the safety of those coming into the for nightlife over the coming weekends”.“Police have been working with our partners, including city bar owners, to look at how processes can be improved to move people out of venues efficiently come closing time.”Executive director of Alcohol Healthwatch Nicki Jackson told Newshub Kiwis continue to have an issue with preloading. She says excessive drinking ultimately can lead to harm coming to the consumer as well as others.“In New Zealand, it is all about making drinking the centre of the occasion and I think we need to do something about that. It’s not all about your level of drunkenness for the night – your night out is about a whole other range of experiences.”READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/06/kiwis-drinking-culture-criticised-as-auckland-police-ramp-up-presence-in-city-due-to-disorder.htmllast_img read more

Discover Dominica Authority Weekly News Update

first_img Tweet 40 Views no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img LocalNews Discover Dominica Authority Weekly News Update by: – February 28, 2012 Share **Discover Dominica Authority hosted US journalist Patricia Nickell**.The Discover Dominica Authority hosted US journalist Patricia Nickell of the Lexington Herald-Leader and the McClatchy news wire. Patricia was commissioned to write an article for the newspaper which has a circulation of 93,000 daily and 120,000 on Sundays with readership of 208,000 daily and 313,500 on Sunday. The newspaper is also available online through www.kentucky.com which has an online audience of 10+ Million page views per month and 1.4M monthly unique visitors.The focus of her story was on Dominica as being the UnCaribbean Island with unique activities. During her stay on island from January 25 – 30, 2012 Patricia visited the Waitukubuli National Trail, the Emerald Pool, the Kalinago Territory, the Indian River, the Rainforest Aerial Tram and spent time at the Fort Young Hotel, Jungle Bay Resort & Spa and Rosalie Bay. As a result of this experience Patricia produced her first article which appeared in the Sunday issue of the Kentucky.com newspaper on February 12, 2012. In her article, Patricia reported “Of the 103 countries I visited, this is one of the most beautiful” and in many respects, Dominica is the “un-Caribbean Caribbean.” It is hoped that this article will inspire many to read more about the destination and decide to visit to discover the Nature Island.** French students from Martinique visited Dominica**A group of thirty five (35) students from the Lycee Acajou UU (College Acajou II) in Martinique visited Dominica from February 11-18 to obtain hands-on educational experience of Dominica’s natural assets in the tourism industry. The group predominantly focused on the Waitukubuli National Trail, having hiked a few segments. Other areas of experiential learning included the Kalinago Territory and the Cabrits National Park. Lectures were also delivered on the National Trail and on Sustainable Tourism Development by the WNT Office and the Discover Dominica Authority respectively. **Discover Dominica Authority continues to market the Carib Territory**In an effort to improve the marketability of the Carib Territory, a major component of Dominica’s tourism product, the Discover Dominica Authority in collaboration with the Kalinago community have produced a brochure which includes all the sites and attractions of the Territory as well as its history and culture. This is the first type of promotional material that incorporates the varied attributes of the Kalinago. The English copy is now available and will be located at all Tourism Information Offices, the Kalinago Barana Aute and will also be used for overseas marketing. **DDA host Canadian & German journalists for Carnival 2012.**The Discover Dominica Authority hosted two (2) journalists during the island’s carnival celebrations the ‘Real Mas’. Canadian journalist Erin MacLeod was on island from February 17 – 21. Ms MacLeod has been commissioned to produce articles for LargeUp.com, an online publication with over 30,000 unique visitors per month, Doctor’s Review which is a Canadian based publication focusing on the travel and leisure interests of Canadian physicians with a circulation of 40,000, Askmen.com is a leading men’s lifestyle website, averaging over 5 million unique monthly readers and Montreal Gazette, the only English-language newspaper published in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, with a circulation of 454,200. During her stay MacLeod attended the Miss Dominica Pageant and the Calypso Show some of the highlights of Dominica’s carnival to get a sense of the beauty, culture and talents of the people. She also visited sites such as the Kalinago Barana Aute, the Waitukubuli National Trail and others to bring the true sense of the nature island to her writers. German journalist Harald Steiner was also on island from February 16 – 20 and he too experience a taste of the island’s carnival celebrations. Mr. Steiner will be writing for Telecran, a Luxemburg publication with a circulation of 38,188, an Austrian publication OberosterreichischeNachrichten with a circulation of 110,347 and Holiday Express another Austrian publication with a circulation of 25, 000. Mr. Steiner will focus his story on the natural attributes of the island and also Dominica’ carnival celebrations.**Dominica’s participation at Trade Shows in North America**The Discover Dominica Authority will be participating in two (2) trade shows over the next few weeks. The adventure based shows will be held in Toronto, Canada and NY which are two (2) main origins for visitors to Dominica. The Discover Dominica Authority will continue to attend shows and conferences which target the island’s niche market and meet with travel agents and tour operators in those markets who would be able to sell the destination to their clients. The Waitukubuli National Trail will form a major part of discussions held during the show since it will become one of the main attractions on the island. The Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show is the largest consumer show in Canada which brings together buyers and sellers of adventure products, services and activities. The show attracts persons who love the outdoors, have disposable income and want to learn about new destination. The NY Times Travel Show attracts many trade and travel professionals who are looking for new destinations and activities to sell to their clients. The show attracts over 18,000 avid travelers and industry professionalsFor more information on Dominica, contact Discover Dominica Authority at 767 448 2045. Or, visit Dominica’s official website: www.discoverdominica.com or follow Dominica on Twitter and Facebook and take a look at our videos on YouTubelast_img read more

Open House Showcases Expanded DCH Physical Therapy

first_imgBRIGHT, Ind. — Residents of the Bright area enjoyed tours and conversation as Dearborn County Hospital Bright Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine hosted an open house recently to showcase its newly expanded facility. Dearborn County Hospital Bright Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine treats individuals of all ages and activity levels including children, high-level athletes and geriatric patients. The newly enlarged 2,000 square foot facility is fully equipped to offer a wide range of personalized exercise, treatment and therapy options.last_img read more

South Ripley Junior High principal to be recognized

first_imgVersailles, In. — The Indiana Association of School Principals will recognize Destiny Rutzel, Principal at South Ripley Junior High School in Versailles, IN, as the 2018 District Middle School Principal of the Year from IASP District 10. District 10 is located in southeast Indiana and is made up of Dearborn, Decatur, Fayette, Franklin, Hancock, Jennings, Ripley, Rush, Shelby and Union Counties.The recognition ceremony is a part of the 2018 Principals of the Year Recognition Celebration, which is a part of the IASP Annual Fall Conference. The award will be presented at a dinner at the Indianapolis Marriott Hotel at 6:00 p.m. with the IASP State President, Andrea Korreck, presiding along with Todd Bess, Executive Director.District Principals of the Year are elected by their peers. One principal is honored from each of the 12 districts. From these 12 District Middle School Principal winners, one is chosen as the 2018 State Middle School Principal of the Year. The State winner will be announced at the award celebration.Mrs. Rutzel is in her 5th year as the Principal at South Ripley Junior High School. Under her leadership, SRJHS has received many noteworthy recognitions including being named an Indiana Four Star School, a 2018 Common Sense Media School, a 2016 National School to Watch, and a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. Additionally, SRJHS received a Promising Practice award from the Indiana Department of Education in 2016 for their Advisory Program. The school was also recently named a “Champions in the Middle” school by the Indiana High School Athletic Association for their work with Special Olympic athletes.“We are extremely proud of Destiny for receiving this prestigious honor,” commented South Ripley Superintendent Rob Moorhead. “She continues to do an excellent job leading the staff at SRJHS to help our students excel. We are fortunate to have Destiny in a leadership role at South Ripley and look forward to celebrating this honor with her.”last_img read more

Defending champ takes Ventura victory

first_imgThe 20-lap main event was very competitive race and saw Scott Olsen lead laps 1-8. He was passed by Austin Grawboski on lap nine. Grabowski led to lap 18, when Fitz-Gibbon passed him and went on to take the win. After five races in 2019, Fitz-Gibbon leads Parker by six points. VENTURA, Calif. (June 8) – Defending champion Trevor Fitz-Gibbon was the IMCA Modified feature winner Saturday at Ventura Raceway.center_img Following Fitz-Gibbon to the line were Grabowski, Jack Parker, Andrew Greiman and Luis Espinosa. After the race, Grabowski failed to go to the IMCA claim area and was disqualified.last_img read more