first_img Comment Wilfried Zaha wants to leave Crystal Palace and join Arsenal but Gunners will need to pay £80m Advertisement The Ivory Coast winger could be priced out of a move to the Emirates (Picture: Getty)Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha is ready leave Selhurst Park and wants to join Arsenal, though the Eagles have reportedly set a mammoth £80million asking price.The Ivory Coast winger enjoyed the most prolific campaign of his career last season, scoring 10 times in the Premier League, and has been linked with a host of top clubs – a return to Manchester United has even been mooted.But according to BBC Sport’s David Ornstein, it is Arsenal who are most interested in signing Zaha and the feeling is mutual. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 26 Jun 2019 11:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link20Sharescenter_img Advertisement Zaha was on target against Arsenal at the Emirates last season (Picture: Getty)Even though Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League, Zaha is still willing to make the move to the Emirates.However, playing Europa League football next season means Arsenal have a transfer budget of just £45m prior to player sales and they will need to sell a big name – such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – to have any chance of affording Zaha.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 The Palace winger ‘favours’ a move to Arsenal this summer (Picture: Getty)Zaha is ready to call it quits on his second spell with Palace and wants to challenge himself elsewhere, with his preference being a move to the Gunners.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe problem for Arsenal, however, is how they afford to sign Zaha after Palace set an enormous asking price of £80m to ward off potential suitors.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 CityHaving already agreed to sell Aaron Wan-Bissaka to United for £50m, Palace do not want to let another of their key men leave this summer.In another blow for Arsenal, United refused to remove the 25% sell-on clause in Zaha’s transfer to Palace during talks over Wan-Bissaka, something which could have reduced the asking price.last_img read more

first_imgThe home is near pony trails.“I think these days if you are riding competitively you just need an arena,” Mrs Chuter said.“When I was a child we could train in the park, but you just can’t do that anymore.”When they bought up the empty 2.10ha block at 15 Kilgour Rd in Camp Mountain in 1998 they designed a colonial style double-storey home for their family.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago MOUNTAIN ESCAPE: This picturesque Brisbane home is perfect for horse lovers.ACREAGE was not enough for Gail Chuter and her husband Clifford before they moved to Camp Mountain.The couple were living in the neighbouring suburb on an acreage property, but even with all that space at their doorstep, they wanted more.The couple were deeply involved in the competitive field of Western Pleasure, a style of horse riding that saw them compete in shows across Australia.But to keep up with the intense practice and training required, they needed a house with a horse arena to keep up with the training. The specially designed arena is perfect for horse training.Outside the home was a 55m x 30m sand arena for horse training and a horse stable that can hold three horses. The stables are equipped for more than one horse.Mrs Chuter said that although the home was a new build, they wanted it to feel a lot older than its construction date. “That is why there is a lot of recycled timber in the home — we like that rustic look,” she said. center_img Perfect for summer.Nature is never far away, with the trees at the base of the mountain just metres from the home. “We have such an abundance of birds and native fauna that come on to the property. We are constantly amazed,” Mrs Chuter said. The home will go to auction on Saturday, April 28 at 3pm. The home is not old, but was designed to embrace the character of older properties.The home has high ceilings and large windows so the fresh country air is never far away. Some newer additions to the home include the swimming pool and the elevated deck that is separate to the main house.last_img read more

first_imgIt marks a clarification of the position of the FSB, which, in late 2013, would not be drawn on whether pension funds would be classified as systemically important.Its 2014 consultation on non-bank institutions also did not directly address the status of the pensions industry.The consultation, which will run through the end of May, asked respondents to explain why pension funds should be excluded or, alternatively, if the risks associated with the failure of a pension fund should warrant their inclusion as systemically important entities.Mark Carney, chairman of the FSB and governor of the Bank of England, said the second consultation was an important step towards identifying those NBNI bodies deemed too big to fail.“It will also enhance authorities’ understanding of the risks to global financial stability posed by the activities of entities in financial markets, including the distress or disorderly failure of non-banks and non-insurers,” he said.However, pension funds could still be affected by new layers of regulation through their involvement with larger asset managers, with the consultation suggesting there could be an absolute threshold of $100bn (€92bn) in assets to trigger a manager’s inclusion.“In addition to ‘size’, the FSB and IOSCO also considered the possibility of setting additional materiality thresholds based on ‘global activities (cross-jurisdictional activities)’,” the consultation said.“However, since data regarding the international activities of NBNI financial entities are often not disclosed or reported to the relevant authorities, the FSB decided not to set additional materiality thresholds based on ‘global activity’.”An absolute threshold based on assets under management could also impact a number of pension funds through their ownership of large asset managers, such as ABP’s ownership of APG and several large Dutch schemes’ stakes in MN.Cecile Sourbes explores whether a pension fund can be too big to fail,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to FSB consultation on NBNI entities of systemic risk to financial system Pension funds are not to be classed as systemically important financial institutions but could still be subject to increased regulatory burdens proposed for ‘too big to fail’ asset managers.A consultation by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) on which non-bank, non-insurer global institutions should be classed as systemically important financial institutions (NBNI G-SIFIs) suggested that pension funds could be excluded.It said pension funds posed a low risk to “global financial stability and the wider economy due to their long-term investment perspective”.The FSB’s paper also suggested pension funds were likely to be captured by additional regulation due to their relationship with asset managers but sought advice on whether the reasons for excluding the industry as a whole were sound.last_img read more

first_imgThe chief executive of one of Sweden’s high-profile national pension buffer funds has been sacked with immediate effect for breaking the fund’s securities trading rules.In a statement this morning, Stockholm-based AP1 said its supervisory board had decided to dismiss Johan Magnusson from his position as chief executive of the fund with immediate effect.It said: “The step has been taken by the board in light of the fact that the chief executive has breached the fund’s internal regulations regarding the holding and trading of financial instruments.”In the meantime, the SEK352bn (€32.7bn) fund’s current chief counsel Teresa Isele has been appointed as acting chief executive, AP1 said, while the process of recruiting a permanent replacement for Magnusson would begin immediately. Urban Hansson Brusewitz, chairman of AP1’s supervisory board, said: “Johan Magnusson has successfully developed AP1 during his time as chief executive, which the board thanks him for. Unfortunately, since it has emerged that Johan has breached the internal regulations, he does not have the board’s continued confidence.” Johan MagnussonThe board had therefore unanimously decided it was not possible for Magnusson to continue in his role, Hansson Brusewitz said.“The fund is an organisation with very competent employees who will now be led by Teresa Isele until a new chief executive takes office,” he said.In December, Magnusson was criticised by the supervisory board for arranging a staff trip to France in 2016, which took place at a conference facility in Languedoc – near to where Magnusson owns a private flat.He has headed up AP1 since March 2008, and before that was global head of investment management at SEB Wealth Management, according to his profile on LinkedIn.Previous roles include a two-year stint as portfolio manager for Lloyd George Management in Hong Kong, and seven years as portfolio manager at ABB.last_img read more

first_imgSentinel Marine, a Scottish provider of offshore support vessels, has taken delivery of a new emergency response and rescue vessel.The 65 meters long, 16.6 meters in wide ERRV vessel has been delivered by China’s Cosco Guandong Shipyard.The Mariner Sentinel has been custom built for Statoil, which will deploy it to support its operations at the Mariner development in the UK sector of the North Sea.It will provide emergency cover, oil spill response preparedness and tanker assist capabilities for the Mariner field.The 5-year ERRV contract Sentinel Marine has with Statoil started in July 2016. Waiting for the Mariner Sentinel delivery, from the summer of 2016 and until the new vessel is ready for operation, Sentinel Marine has provided another ERRV for emergency cover on Mariner.The Mariner field, located approximately 150 kilometers east of the Shetland Isles, is currently under development, with production start-up planned for 2018.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

first_img“Next.”“Good morning. We want to apply for a marriage licence.” “Names?” “Tim and Jim Jones.” “Jones?  Are you related?  I see a resemblance.” “Yes, we’re brothers.” “Brothers? You can’t get married.” “Why not? Aren’t you giving marriage licences to same gender couples?” “Yes, thousands. But we haven’t had any siblings. That’s incest!” “Incest? No, we are not gay.” “Not gay? Then why do you want to get married?” “For the financial benefits, of course. And we do love each other. Besides, we don’t have any other prospects.” “But we’re issuing marriage licences to gay and lesbian couples who’ve been denied equal protection under the law. If you are not gay, you can get married to a woman.” “Wait a minute. A gay man has the same right to marry a woman as I have.  But just because I’m straight doesn’t mean I want to marry a woman. I want to marry Jim.” “And I want to marry Tim, Are you going to discriminate against us just because we are not gay?” “All right, all right. I’ll give you your licence. Next.” “Hi. We are here to get married.” “Names?”“John Smith, Jane James, Robert Green, and June Johnson.” “Who wants to marry whom?” “We all want to marry each other.” “But there are four of you!” “That’s right. You see, we’re all bisexual. I love Jane and Robert, Jane loves me and June, June loves Robert and Jane, and Robert loves June and me. All of us getting married together is the only way that we can express our sexual preferences in a marital relationship.” “But we’ve only been granting licences to gay and lesbian couples.” “So you’re discriminating against bisexuals!” “No, it’s just that, well, the traditional idea of marriage is that it’s just for couples.” “Since when are you standing on tradition?” “Well, I mean, you have to draw the line somewhere.” “Who says? There’s no logical reason to limit marriage to couples.  The more the better.  Besides, we demand our rights! The mayor says the constitution guarantees equal protection under the law.  Give us a marriage licence!” “All right, all right. Next.” “Hello, I’d like a marriage licence.” “In what names?” “David Deets.” “And the other man?” “That’s all. I want to marry myself.” “Marry yourself? What do you mean?” “Well, my psychiatrist says I have a dual personality, so I want to marry the two together.  Maybe I can file a joint income-tax return……..”last_img read more

first_img Press Association City’s defence of their Barclays Premier League crown looks doomed with Manchester United 15 points clear at the top of the table. Mancini has not shied away from criticising players he feels have under-performed and he feels that is something they should accept. “I say what I think and sometimes it’s important that one player takes his responsibility because when you are a top player you earn a lot of money and you should play at 100 per cent always,” the Italian said. “When I was a player I always took responsibility. When I didn’t play well, I said, ‘Sorry I didn’t play well and will do my best in the next game,’ and it should be like this. “I don’t like players that never think it’s their fault. These players can’t play with me because this is impossible. I want strong players that are upset with me when they don’t play but after that show me on the pitch that they deserve to play.” City have found it difficult this season to live up to the lofty expectations they created for themselves by winning last season’s championship in such dramatic and exhilarating fashion. United’s form since winning the derby at the Etihad Stadium in December has been relentless and City have not only been unable to claw back the difference, but have fallen further back. Yet finishing second would still be no mean feat for a club that has come as far as City have in such a short time and Mancini acknowledges that. He said: “It’s difficult to win a championship here. We won last year but we won very quickly. Usually when you manage a team that hasn’t won for 40 years, I think that you need four, five or six years to win a Premier League. We won the championship after two years and it’s clear it’s more difficult the year after, but we had the chance.” Mancini has stated often enough in the past month that he has not given up the chase and, if so, City cannot afford to drop points against Aston Villa. The Blues lost to another relegation-threatened side in Southampton last month and a similar result would be unthinkable. City are again likely to be without captain Vincent Kompany due to his calf problems but midfielder Gareth Barry is fit to face his former club after an ankle injury. center_img Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has made clear he expects players to take their share of responsibility for the team’s shortcomings.last_img read more

first_imgJuventus are closing in on the signing of Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra. Press Association Evra signed a one-year contract extension with United eight weeks ago, but the defender has since been given permission to leave Old Trafford. The 33-year-old’s move to Turin had been put in doubt following the resignation of manager Antonio Conte, but his replacement Massimiliano Allegri was keen to continue the club’s pursuit of the player. Evra, who has been at United for eight years, is on holiday at the moment, but Press Association Sport understands he could be announced as a Juve player on Monday. Evra will not be the last player to leave Old Trafford this summer. When asked whether there would be any player departures, executive vice-chairman told MUTV on Sunday: ”Yes, I think so. ”The manager makes that decision and a few players have already gone and there may well be a few others that go. ”It’s also worth commenting that we’re not in Europe this year (so) there’s less games, maybe the manager takes the view that he wants a tighter squad to bed in. ”If you do the analysis over last year, Liverpool performed extremely well with a smaller number of players but that’s a decision for the manager.” Woodward insists he will give his full backing to new manager Louis van Gaal in his quest to improve the squad following their seventh-placed finish last term. The Dutchman has spent upwards of £50million on Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera. He has also been linked with Arturo Vidal, Daley Blind, Kevin Strootman and Thomas Vermaelen. Woodward says there is plenty of cash available to Van Gaal if he decides he needs to strengthen further. ”There is no fixed budget. Financially we are extremely strong, we have funds available,” Woodward said in an interview filmed on the club’s pre-season tour of the United States. ”Louis is the boss and is assessing what’s going on but we have been in dialogue for some time about targets so there is a lot of work going on behind the scenes… we’re continuing to move forward on some of those targets… so watch this space. ”The time he (Van Gaal) spends here (in America)as well, he’ll be able to assess more what he’s got and continue to tweak the decisions if we need to. ”We want to do what it takes to win the title.” Woodward has become tired of seeing targets slip through his fingers. “I want to stop seeing the best players going to other clubs in Spain, I want us to stand out as the best club in the world,” he said. “We’ll do absolutely everything we can to achieve that.” Van Gaal put his 25-man squad through a double training session on Monday at the StubHub Center. United will kick off their pre-season campaign with a match against the Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday, before then travelling to Denver, Washington and Michigan to play Roma, Inter Milan and Real Madrid as part of the International Champions Cup. last_img read more

first_imgWest Palm Beach Mayor Keith James joined Jen and Bill Wednesday morning on The South Florida Morning Show to talk about re-opening the city as the coronavirus pandemic subsides.Mayor James says he will open the city carefully and will follow the data. His main concern is the health of the most vulnerable.The Mayor says he hopes that the city will be able to celebrate 4th on Flagler and honor the city’s 125th anniversary on July 4th. The mayor thanked the residents of West Palm Beach for their patience and for complying with his and the state’s executive orders to socially distance and to stay-at-home. He admits, however, that the shutdown of the city has really hurt the businesses of West Palm Beach. Listen to the full interview here.last_img

first_img New Delhi: There is good news on the anvil for the Indian cricket board’s affiliated state units as their apex council composition is likely to be increased to 19 members, compared to the 9-member team of the BCCI. With around 30 out of 36 units becoming Lodha Compliant, it is learnt that majority of them have come on board to build consensus about a few modifications that Amicus Curiae PS Narsimha is expected to submit to the Supreme Court on Thursday.During their meeting with the Amicus, most of the BCCI affiliated units had expressed their “practical difficulty” on having an apex council, which is a “mirror image” of the BCCI’s governing body.As per the Lodha Committee recommendation, the BCCI apex council will comprise nine members — the president, vice president, secretary, joint secretary, treasurer, two players’ representative (male and female), CAG representative, one member from state unit. However, with most state units having different voter composition, the contentious issue is now on the verge of being sorted.”The learned Amicus has had discussions with Committee of Administrators (CoA) as well as majority of the affiliated units. It seems at least 85 percent (30 out of 36) units which are fully compliant are on board that 19 is a good number for apex council of state units,” a senior BCCI official privy to state unit’s meeting with the Amicus told PTI. BCCI State Units likely to be allowed 19-member apex council.BCCI has a 9-member apex council team.30 out of 36 units becoming Lodha Compliant. highlights He said that advocate Narsimha was very “co-operative” and acknowledged that apex council is an issue.”The CoA and the Amicus agree that states units are the ones promoting the game in the country. An association like DDCA which constitutes individual members has a different fabric compared to Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) which has institutional voting. So it couldn’t have been a 9 member Apex Council,” the official said.It is learnt that Karnataka wanted it to be 26 but have now come around and agreed to the proposed 19 (16 elected plus two players’ representative and one CAG representative).It is learnt that units like Vidarbha Cricket Association, which was one of the earliest to adopt new constitution, will get a chance to change the composition of its apex council.”Vidarbha’s apex council has nine members and they have the provision of increasing it to 19 now,” the official said.Most of the state units have requested the Amicus to “speed up the election  process” so that a democratically elected body can take over.It was learnt that even Tamil Nadu Cricket Association is “substantially compliant” even though it has a few persisting issues.”The discussion between Amicus and Tamil Nadu CA was positive. TNCA has a few issues primarily related to age cap and tenure of office bearers. However the Amicus has told them that if the August 9, 2018 judgement by the CJI bench is changed, Lodha recommendation will collapse.”It was learnt that even Haryana CA, which has been perceived as obstructionist among state units, has also been forthcoming in its only meeting with the Amicus.”Haryana CA had one meeting with the Amicus and it went off well. There was a second meeting that was supposed to take place but didn’t happen. However they have been forthcoming in their views and told the Amicus that they will get back after consultation with their governing body members,” the official said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more