Cesc Fabregas admits he’d love to play with Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli

first_imgAdvertisement Sean KearnsMonday 20 Apr 2020 5:06 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link160Shares Gabriel Martinelli has been a bright light for Arsenal this term (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas admits he’d love to play alongside Gunners forward Gabriel Martinelli.The teenager signed for the club last summer in a £6million deal from Ituano and has been one of the club’s few positives this term, scoring ten goals in 26 appearances for the Gunners,With doubt hanging over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future, Arsenal can take heart from the fact that they have one of the most promising youngsters in Europe in their squad and Martinelli is already attracting attention from Barcelona and Real Madrid.Fabregas was once the wonderkid in north London and the Spaniard knows all about carrying the burden of expectation at Arsenal.ADVERTISEMENT One of the toughest question I’ve seen around here…. what about you guys? Highbury was so so special… But The Emirates felt like home straight away. https://t.co/05EXbgPTop— Cesc Fàbregas Soler (@cesc4official) April 20, 2020‘One of the toughest questions i’ve seen around here,’ said Fabregas.‘Highbury was so so special…but the Emirates felt like home straight away’.MORE: Paul Scholes agrees with Marcus Rashford on his best position for Manchester United Fabregas spent seven years at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)The midfielder is now at Monaco and during a Q&A on Twitter this afternoon, Fabregas was asked to name the Arsenal player that he’d like to play alongside.AdvertisementAdvertisementFabregas was in no doubt that the player was Martinelli. Fabregas spent seven years in north London and was made club captain before a £34m move to Barcelona in 2011.The Spaniard was a hugely popular figure in north London and stuck with the club through their difficult move between Highbury and the Emirates.Fabregas was asked which stadium he preferred and the midfielder admits he thought Highbury was ‘special.center_img Cesc Fabregas admits he’d love to play with Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli Martinelli https://t.co/wzlMAy3qc8— Cesc Fàbregas Soler (@cesc4official) April 20, 2020 Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Mandate roundup: Clwyd, Man FRM, Cornwall, LCP, Rebus

first_imgClwyd Pension Fund has joined Cornwall’s local authority scheme in appointing Man FRM as its hedge fund manager, replacing four existing managers.The £1.4bn (€2bn) Welsh fund, administered by Flintshire County Council, said Man’s managed account solution granted it the transparency not always available in other fund-of-fund arrangements.The mandate follows Cornwall Pension Fund’s appointment of Man in January, and will see both mandates pooled.The hedge fund manager has implemented a system for local government pension schemes (LGPS) that will see fees reduced across the collective local authority mandate as more funds opt to join Cornwall and Clwyd. JLT Employee Benefits, which oversaw the tender process for Clwyd, said the arrangement offered by Man was “compelling”.Kieran Harkin, director at JLT, added: “In the context of the current LGPS environment, the collaboration between Clwyd and Cornwall should be seen as an example of what can be achieved by funds working together in a proactive way.”As a result if Man’s appointment, Clwyd severed ties with its former hedge fund managers Lionsgate, SSARIS, Bluecrest and Duet.The mandate, which also encompasses managed futures, is set to be worth 9% of the fund’s assets, an estimated £120m.Cornwall in January allocated £120m to Man, meaning Clwyd’s allocation effectively doubled the size of LGPS mandates.In other news, LCP has been hired to advise the Rebus Insurance Services Limited Pension Scheme.The final salary fund is currently implementing a revised investment strategy, with LCP’s assistance.LCP’s advice will cover both short and long-term strategies.last_img read more

Adopt Initiative: Ministry Signs MoU as  Halogen hooks Adekouroye

first_imgThe chances of Nigeria performing well at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has gotten another boost with the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare signing a Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of the Ministry for the adoption of world number One female  Nigerian wrestler Odunayo Adekouroye by Halogen Company. “I also want to thank Halogen Company. Three entities wanted to adopt me at first but the spirit of the Lord led the Minister to take  me to Halogen. I promise to make  my coach, the Minister and  all Nigerians   proud.” Speaking at the brief event, the Minister said he was impressed with the level of her preparations for the Tokyo Olympics and expressed optimism that she would win gold at the world’s biggest sports event.  To aid her preparations, he also donated kits to the wrestler,even as Halogen has credited her personal account. Adekouroye promised   to work hard to make Nigeria proud at the Tokyo Olympics,  even as she also expressed gratitude to the Minister and Halogen Company. “The Minister is more like a father to me. He is doing what a father should do for a daughter and I have nothing to give to him but I promise to make him proud. No competition is easy. We are trained to wrestle and we will do just that.Advertisement Read Also:Sports Minister  lifts Junior Olympic Triple Jumper The Adopt an Athlete Initiative, a brainchild of the Minister of Youth and Sports Development was created to get athletes adopted by charitable individuals and corporate organizations with a view to providing support for the athletes’ training for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentIt Might Be Quentin Tarantino’s Last MovieThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The 18 Most Visited Cities In The WorldTop 10 Most Iconic Characters On TV5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art9 Iconic Roles Nobody Wanted To PlayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more

Pogba: Man Utd re-open Raiola talks in bid to find solution

first_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Ed Woodward is under pressure to draw the Pauk Pogba saga to a close “Paul is not mine and for sure not Solskjaer’s property. Paul is Paul Pogba’s” blasted Raiola. “You cannot own a human being already for a long time in the UK or anywhere else. I hope Solskjaer does not want to suggest that Paul is his prisoner.” The constant public antagonism from Raiola forced Woodward to back away – but the duo aren’t complete enemies. Woodward appreciated Raiola’s support when his house was attacked by so-called United supporters wearing balaclava’s and carrying flares. Raiola insists United agreed to consider selling the Frenchman last summer. And he now wants them to agree to sell Pogba to Real Madrid with Benabeu boss Zinedine Zidane desperate to sign the 27-year-old midfield star. United privately insist they won’t have a gun held to their head by Raiola and will do what is in the best interests of the team and the club. Mino Raiola has done his upmost to get Paul Pogba out of Old Trafford Read Also: COVID-19: Ronaldo teaches his children how to properly wash their hands Pogba is contracted to United until June 2021 with United having the additional safety net of another year’s option on top of that which is expected to be triggered. The star is now thought to have fully recovered from the ankle injury which needed surgery at the start of the year. And before the Coronvirus pandemic shut down football he was on the brink of a return to training with the first team. Loading… But the pair are in dialogue again after a strained few weeks triggered by regular criticism of United and it’s policies by Raiola. It’s thought a peace-pact has been struck with Woodward now hoping Pogba’s agent stops his public attacks on United. It’s believed French World Cup winner Pogba also played a role, asking his controversial agent to be less confrontational as both parties try to find a way forward over his future – but it’s an uneasy truce. Raiola has once again been talking to media outlets abroad about his own plans for Pogba and hinted at a potential move to Real Madrid.But United are known to be pleased he stepped back from the kind of harsh criticism he directed their way at the turn of the year. That’s due to a new line of communication with Woodward with the two men talking again about Pogba’s future. It’s unclear who made the first move to end the freeze but a highly-placed Old Trafford source has confirmed the pair are once more on speaking terms – with Pogba’s future on the agenda. Contact between the pair was broken for a while at the start of the year after Raiola claimed United were “out of touch with reality and without a sporting project”. He then went on to blast: “ I wouldn’t take anyone there – they would even ruin Maradona, Pele and Maldini.” And just moments before United kicked-off their 2-0 victory at Chelsea last month, Raiola launched a Twitter attack after Solskjaer insisted the club would decide Pogba’s future not his agent. Ranting Raiola questioned United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over keeping Pogba “a prisoner”.center_img Promoted ContentThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny Paul Pogba’s controversial agent Mino Raiola and Manchester United chief Ed Woodward are talking again. Woodward, Old Trafford’s Executive Vice-Chairman, and super-agent Raiola severed contact after Pogba’s aggressive Italian-born advisor made repeated attacks on United at the turn of the year. Paul Pogba’s Man Utd future is unclearlast_img read more

AquaTrojans Swimmers Win Over Bengals

first_imgSunman-Dearborn Swimming and Diving starts the season off 1-0 with a win over the Greendale Bengals at Lawrenceburg High School on Thursday evening.SDMS girls won 133-35, SDMS boys won 130-39. SDMS won all but 1 event for the evening, including all relays.Individual winners include:  Mackenzie Schantz-200 Free, 100 Butterfly; Nick Weber-200 Free, 50 Backstroke; Jordan Marro-100 Individual Medley, 50 Breaststroke; Jackson Ketcham-100 Individual Medley, 400 Freestyle; Grace Crane-50 Freestyle, 400 Free; Matthew Badinghaus-50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle; Olivia Karaus-1 meter diving; Ray Krider-100 Butterfly, 50 Breaststroke;and Hannah Weber-100 Freestyle, 50 Backstroke.Our next meet is Thursday September 3 against South Dearborn Middle School. Go AquaTrojans!!!Courtesy of Trojans Coach Brandon Loveless.last_img read more

Airport expansion delayed for the future

first_imgGreensburg, IN — Due to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding shortfall, likely resulting from unforeseen complications from the CARES Act and the Coronavirus pandemic, the Greensburg Municipal Airport expansion has been paused for 2020.After the Greensburg Aviation Board received bids for the Greensburg Municipal Airport runway project, a grant application was submitted to the FAA on June 30 in the amount of $4,689,212. This grant would cover the professional services, as well as the construction of the grade and drain package of the new runway. This grant request was under the planned program amount of $5,055,997.On July 24, the FAA notified the Greensburg Board of Aviation that the Airport Improvement Program was running out of discretionary funds much faster than expected. The Greensburg Board of Aviation has developed a ‘Plan B’ minimum funding plan to utilize the airport’s Non-Primary Entitlement funds. The ‘Plan B’ request would be for $374,416, which would cover professional services, approach surveying for the future runway approaches, and a partial land acquisition reimbursement. ‘Plan B’ will also ensure the local community expenses are covered in the event the original $4,689,212 grant is unable to be funded.last_img read more

Carver backing match-winner Cisse

first_img “He is a confidence-type player and you know what strikers are like, if they get one goal, sometimes they get two, three, four goals, so hopefully.” Palace boss Tony Pulis was a disappointed man as he left St James’ Park, claiming his side should have had a free-kick seconds before Cisse struck, and that the goal had come after stoppage time had elapsed. Pulis said: “The disappointing this is, if you look at the video, we thought we should have had a free-kick outside their box with a minute to go – well, there was 20 seconds to go – and then they come down and they score, which is over time. “In the first half, he (referee Lee Probert) played, I think, a minute and 40 seconds over time and the second half, I think it’s 3.40 when they score the goal. “The fourth official said it was time when (Mike) Williamson actually handballed it – if he handballed it – so from them going down the bottom, I think it was 40 seconds.” Pardew watched the game via a video-link from the club’s training ground, but Carver spoke to him minutes after the final whistle. He said: “He’s the manager, he is just doing it from seven or eight miles away. But he is pleased. “I think he is coming to the stadium later on, because I think his ban finished when the ball went into the back of the net, so he is coming later on to have a chat and I will have a beer with him.” The Senegal international struck with his first goal since January 4 and just his second of the season in the Barclays Premier League when he dispatched substitute Hatem Ben Arfa’s 94th-minute cross in front of owner Mike Ashley. Cisse, who passed up two good opportunities during last weekend’s 1-0 defeat at Fulham, had earlier been denied three times by Palace keeper Julian Speroni and missed his kick from point-blank range seconds before his big chance arrived. Carver, deputising for the banned Alan Pardew at the post-match press conference, said: “When Hatem came inside, I thought he was going to shoot, but he had the sense to stick it on Papiss’ head and he probably took the hardest chance, because it came quickly. “Of all the chances he had today, he guided it past the goalkeeper, and there’s nobody more pleased for him than me. “Last week, we didn’t create a great deal, but the two chances fell to Papiss. I said after the game last week how hard he does work on the training ground to put that right, and he certainly did that today. “He’s not going missing, he’s not hiding and sometimes you can when you are lacking in confidence.” Newcastle left it desperately late to claim a victory they probably deserved after being thwarted repeatedly by Speroni while squandering a series of other opportunities. On another day, Cisse might have left with the matchball, but ultimately, his injury-time header claimed the spoils in the nick of time. Cheick Tiote had rattled the crossbar two minutes earlier with the Magpies engaged in an all-out assault on the Palace goal, but the woodwork had previously saved them after Yannick Bolasie’s 56th-minute shot had evaded keeper Tim Krul. Asked if the goal might belatedly kick-start Cisse’s season, Carver said: “You’d like to think so. There are only eight games left, so if he goes on a run from now until the end of the season, he’ll have had a good season, I think. Newcastle assistant manager John Carver has backed striker Papiss Cisse to embark on a scoring run after heading the Magpies to a last-gasp victory over Crystal Palace. Press Associationlast_img read more

Formula 1 racer Lewis Hamilton pledges $500k to help fight bush fires

first_imgSydney: British Formula 1 racer Lewis Hamilton has pledged to donate $500,000 to support the fight against the bush fires ravaging Australia. The six-time world champion announced the donation on his social media accounts.“It saddens me deeply to know that over 1 billion animals in Australia died a painful death, no way out, not their fault,” he wrote on Instagram. “My love of animals is no secret and I can’t help but grieve for the defenseless animals thought to have died so far, pushing certain species closer to extinction.”Hamilton said he was “lucky enough” to visit Australia — home of the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit — often and therefore knew first-hand how “beautiful” the Oceanic country was.“I’ve spent some time speaking to people in Australia who are working at the heart of this and I’m filled with admiration for everything they are doing,” he added, before urging people to think about the “impact we are having on our planet” and donating as much as they can towards the fire-fighting and wildlife rescue efforts.“I’m donating $500K to support WIRES Wildlife Rescue and WWF Australia and the Rural Fire Services. If you are able and haven’t already, you can donate too,” he added.Various personalities from all walks of life are making their contribution to the relief funds for bush fires which has till now claimed 27 human lives and millions of animals while also destroying nearly 2,000 houses. IANSAlso Read: Lewis Hamilton ends F1 season in style with victory in Abu DhabiAlso Watch: AICC GS Harish Rawat criticized Union Government at Workers Meet in Tinsukialast_img read more

What we learned from Syracuse basketball’s blowout win over Boston College

first_imgSyracuse (11-7, 1-4 Atlantic Coast) upended Boston College, 62-40, in the Carrier Dome on Wednesday night. The Eagles (7-9, 0-3) provided little resistance as the Orange coasted to its first conference win and avoided the first five-game losing streak in Jim Boeheim’s 40-year career.Here’s what we learned from the game.1. Syracuse is still committing too many turnoversWith just over eight minutes left in the first half, Tyler Lydon flashed to the left block and there wasn’t a Boston College defender anywhere near him. Malachi Richardson jumped up to throw a pass into Lydon, but it went away over the forward’s head and into the second row of seats behind the baseline.SU head coach Jim Boeheim jumped in the air and put his head in his hands. It was one of Richardson’s five turnovers in the game, which tied a season-high that he set in the Orange’s opener against Lehigh and matched against Connecticut on Nov. 26. It was also one of Syracuse’s 14 total turnovers, which was the second-most since the start of ACC play.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We can get out-rebounded and still win, but we have to shoot better and we can’t turn it over,” Boeheim said. “Not like we did tonight, unforced errors. We made two or three of those (turnovers) against North Carolina that were crucial. We don’t have enough margin to do that.”Turnovers were a big problem for the Orange early in the season, but that had subsided in the last month or so. But it’s now committed 27 in its last two games, even if BC scored just eight points off turnovers and didn’t do much to capitalize on SU’s mistakes.MORE COVERAGESyracuse snaps 4-game losing streak, crushes Boston College in 62-40 winMichael Gbinije returns to form with 14 points in Syracuse’s 62-40 win against Boston CollegeTyler Roberson’s solid performance against Boston College is cut short due to foul trouble Published on January 13, 2016 at 11:00 pm 2. Tyler Lydon belongs on the wingWith Dajuan Coleman playing 26 minutes against Boston College — one less than the season-high 27 that he played last game against UNC — Lydon is able to play on the wing.That’s been a more natural spot for the lanky freshman this season, even if he’s had to fill in at center for long stretches as Coleman continues to knock off the rust of a 22-month absence. Lydon followed up a season-worst performance against the Tar Heels with seven points, five rebounds and a block on Wednesday.He was also better off the ball on defense, which was likely a product of him getting more reps on the wing of the zone. BC wasn’t able to work the same high-low game the Tar Heels used to slice up the Orange in the second half on Saturday, and the result was just 14 points in the paint for the Eagles.“It’s good because that’s his chance to get on the wing instead of playing the center spot,” Coleman said. “He gets his reps on the wing and gets used to that. We’re actually getting used to each other too. That’s good for both of us to be playing at the same time.” 3. Syracuse will get at least two conference wins this year, but there’s no guarantee after thatTwo things were very clear on Wednesday night: There is a 99-percent chance Syracuse beats Boston College when it visits Chestnut Hill on Feb. 14, and it looks bleak that the Eagles will win another game this season.The Orange out-rebounded BC 35-27, the visitors shot 6-of-26 from 3 and scored just eight points in the paint despite having 7-foot center Dennis Clifford. And Boston College’s deficiencies seemed to be the biggest factor in the SU win.Syracuse’s four 3s was the lowest total of the season and its 14 turnovers, as mentioned above, was the second-most its committed since the start of conference play. The Orange’s next three games are road tests at Wake Forest, No. 9 Duke (bound to move down in the rankings after a loss to Clemson on Wednesday) and No. 13 Virginia (bound to move up in the rankings after a win over Miami on Tuesday).The imperfect performance was more than enough to beat the Eagles, but Boeheim recognized that his team is far from where it needs to be moving forward.“Every game you play in this league is tough,” Boeheim said. “We’re not playing well enough right now to get accomplished what we want to get accomplished. Hopefully we can do that and get better, right now we’re not.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Syracuse snaps 4-game losing streak, crushes Boston College in 62-40 winMichael Gbinije returns to form with 14 points in Syracuse’s 62-40 win against Boston CollegeTyler Roberson’s solid performance against Boston College is cut short due to foul troubleGallery: Syracuse smokes Boston College in 22-point winSyracuse community reacts to win over Boston College James McCann | Contributing Photographerlast_img read more

County and divisional hurling dominates local programme

first_imgKiladangan and Ballybacon-Grange meet in the final of the Tipperary Water-sponsored Junior A Hurling Championship in Holycross this afternoon.Throw-in is at 2 o’clock.It’s also semi-final day in the Tipperary Water County U21B Hurling Championship. Ballinahinch/Templederry and Grangemockler/Ballyneale clash at Leahy Park, Cashel.Fethard GAA Park is the venue for the meeting of Cashel King Cormacs and Gortnahoe Glengoole.Both matches get underway at 2.North Tipperary’s U21A hurling championship last four ties are down for decision this afternoon.Kilruane MacDonaghs take on Roscrea in Toomevara and Toomevara and Borris-Ileigh square up in Templederry from 2.00pm.last_img read more