Arsenal in talks to sign £35m Ajax winger David Neres ahead of Manchester United

first_imgArsenal in talks to sign £35m Ajax winger David Neres ahead of Manchester United Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 11 Apr 2019 9:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link49Shares David Neresis wanted by Arsenal and Manchester United (Getty Images)Arsenal are in talks to sign Ajax winger David Neres but face competition from Manchester United, according to reports.The 22-year-old has been in sublime form for the Dutch club this season with 12 goals and 15 assists so far, while his latest strike came in the 1-1 draw against Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday evening.Neres was also rewarded for his fine performances with his first Brazil cap last month and he provided two assists in a 3-1 victory over Czech Republic.The Brazilian has attracted interest from several Premier League clubs, but according to The Daily Telegraph, Arsenal have begun negotiations with Ajax over a potential deal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTUnited are also interested but have not yet held talks, while Everton have held initial discussions with Ajax, who are understood to want at least £35 million for Neres. Neres has scored 12 goals in all competitions this season (AP Photo)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 CityChelsea are keeping tabs on Neres’ progress in the Eredivisie but any move depends on whether they can delay or overturn their transfer ban.Both United and Arsenal are in the market to strengthen the ride side of their attack and Neres typically plays on that side, although he is capable of operating on the opposite flank.Unai Emery, however, is reportedly working with a restricted transfer budget in the summer, although that could be boosted if he secures Champions League football for the Gunners.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 Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

PPF finance chief exits amid board reshuffle

first_imgPPF chairman Arnold Wagner said: “I’d like to thank them all for their significant contribution to the PPF and wish them well for the future.” The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has appointed three new non-executive directors in a board reshuffle that has also seen its chief financial officer depart.Andy McKinnon will leave the UK defined benefit lifeboat fund at the end of September, the PPF said in a statement yesterday. He has worked for the PPF for seven years, and was interim CEO for a period last year following the departure of Alan Rubenstein in 2017.He joined the £32.2bn (€36.5bn) fund in 2012 after an 11-year tenure at Legal & General, during which time he held a number of retail investment and finance roles. McKinnon has also worked at JP Morgan Asset Management and Swiss Re.The PPF also announced that senior independent director Alan Jenkins had retired from the board, while Tom Joy – CIO of the Church Commissioners for England – and Rosemary Hilary had stepped down from their non-executive positions. Andy McKinnonIn response to the departures, the lifeboat fund has appointed Rodney Norman, Nailesh Rambhai and Anna Troup to the board as non-executive directors with immediate effect.Rodney Norman is a former finance director at National Savings & Investments, and was senior civil servant at the UK’s Treasury department, with responsibility for public sector finance. He also worked on the government’s response to the 2007-09 financial crisis, including its support for the banking sector. He is currently a senior adviser to the Bank of England.Nailesh Rambhai is general counsel at Malaysian oil and gas firm Petronas. He previously worked at Coventry Building Society where he was general counsel and secretary to the company’s pension scheme trustee board.Anna Troup has worked for a number of financial services firms, most recently at Legal & General Investment Management where she was head of UK bespoke solutions. She has also held roles at Merrill Lynch, PwC, Goldman Sachs and Bluebay Asset Management, and is currently a non-executive director at fund manager and administrator T Bailey.In addition, Kate Jones has been appointed senior independent director. She has been on the PPF board since 2016 and is chair of its investment committee. She held senior roles at BlackRock and Schroders before starting her own consultancy firm in 2014.Wagner said: “Our commitment to deliver the best outcomes for pension schemes, members, and levy payers in volatile times remains resolute. In this, the first year of our three-year strategic plan, our goal is to set new standards for service, innovation and assurance while combining the best of the private and public sector.”last_img read more

Second tower in Tweed Heads’ Bay Grand project on the rise

first_imgHeran Building Group’s Bay Grand apartment project at Tweed Heads will have three towers.TWEED Heads apartment project Bay Grand is taking shape with one of the three towers finished and the second on the rise.The development, which is being built on a 5477sq m site in Bay St, will have 204 apartments once it is finished. “The buyers have consistently been owner-occupiers from the Gold Coast and the Tweed coast, with most looking for a better-quality lifestyle or sea-change retirement in the Coolangatta Tweed region.” More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoBay Grand will have 204 apartments once finished.Avanti Project Marketing director Trent Milburn said the first tower, which included 51 apartments over nine storeys, was sold out with residents expected to start moving in over the next few weeks. Tower two, which will have 77 units, was more than 70 per cent sold while tower three, which would have 76 apartments, had recently been released to the market. “The company behind the Bay Grand project, Heran, identified several years ago the growing demand for luxurious apartments in central Tweed Heads and buyers are continuing to snap up apartments in the project,” Mr Milburn said. center_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:46Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:46 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), 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 Rate1xFullscreenChoosing an apartment to invest in01:47last_img read more

Experts identify alternate markets for marine renewables

first_imgUS Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office hosted a forum of experts who discussed and evaluated high-potential alternate markets for the emerging marine energy technologies.The Marine Energy Technologies Distributed and Alternate Applications Forum, held earlier in December, served to discuss new applications for tidal and wave energy technologies, and the ways such technologies can help meet the energy needs of a range of coastal and marine industries.The three-day event brought together representatives from the marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) industry who are at the forefront of marine energy generation, as well as experts from several high-potential markets.Attendees provided feedback and input into which markets are best suited to the different marine energy technologies, and how devices can be designed and operated to maximize their benefits for each application.Food and FuelOn the first day, panelists examined market potential for MHK-enabled marine algal biofuels to augment energy security and independence and explored how MHK power can reduce an estimated $15-billion-dollar-per-year seafood trade gap in the United States.Attendees identified reliability and consistent availability of electricity as the key intersection of food and fuel market needs and MHK potential.Sensors and DataSecond day panels analyzed the potential overlap between MHK and the research, defense, and industrial communities that use at-sea sensors and data.Tradeoff scenarios were posed on whether MHK technology could be more efficiently used to reduce the cost or to power methods for ocean observation technologies such as sensors. Panelists and attendees had a lively discussion on the possibility of increased power potential from an MHK source that could lead to greater sensor capabilities and new potential markets, according to US Department of Energy (DOE).The panels that followed explored using MHK technologies for powering/recharging autonomous or unmanned underwater vehicles (AUV/UUVs), research sensors, and subsea inspection equipment.They featured discussions on the rapidly expanding unmanned autonomous undersea market space and how an MHK power source could be a key enabler in the key attributes of mission endurance, persistence, and data transfer.According to DOE, participants were optimistic for the market growth within this space, and about the potential of MHK power to reduce costs and lengthen mission deployments.Water and MineralsDesalination of seawater as well as methods for seawater mineral extraction rounded out the final day of the forum. The panelists talked about different methods for powering desalination operations within remote island communities, as well as the need to increase the number of demonstration tests to validate system integration between desalination devices and MHK technologies.Participants also identified factors that make the strongest business case for MHK powered desalinization of seawater such as location, price of water, price of diesel fuel, availability of funding for clean water projects, and pilot projects de-risking the technology for future investment.The final panel of the event discussed ways of integrating MHK into rare earth mineral extraction applications or generation of hydrogen fuels.Experts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, PNNL, and the European Marine Energy Center exchanged ideas with the attendees about the opportunity to apply novel concepts such as ballasting and de-ballasting – the action of strategically sinking or raising an ocean-based vessel systems – in order to de-risk mining operations in areas of concern, or biofouling within the rare earth mining extraction space.Additional discussion identified the crosscutting market potential of autonomous ships powered by MHK to aid mineral extraction at larger scales.Attendees said how MHK-powered high value mineral extraction and the hydrogen generation market appear to be a nearer term opportunity with larger market potential than initially thought, according to US DOE.WPTO said it will produce a report summarizing the opportunities within each of the potential market areas discussed at the forum. MHK technologies convert the predictable and forecastable energy of waves, tides, and river and ocean currents into electricity to provide clean and reliable power source.Additionally, MHK has the potential to provide cost-effective energy for numerous existing distributed and alternate applications in non-grid connected or remote, coastal areas—including military bases and smaller communities—where electricity costs are high.last_img read more

Fernandes targets improvements after victory over Chelsea

first_img Victory in the capital saw us close the gap on Frank Lampard’s fourth-placed side to just three points, as the battle for Champions League places took another twist. Read Also:Bruno Fernandes Can Cope Well With Expectations – Bolasie While our January recruit was thrilled with the result, which completed our first league double over Chelsea since 1987/88, Fernandes still feels there are areas to improve on. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Portuguese international has made an impressive start to life with the Reds, picking up the Man of the Match award in both of his appearances since joining the club from Sporting Lisbon in January. The 25-year-old earned 30 percent of the fans’ votes in our Official App, while Harry Maguire finished second with 19 percent and Eric Bailly was third in the poll, with 17 percent. All fourteen players involved were on the shortlist. As well as scooping the post-match award on Monday night, Bruno also registered his first assist in United colours, when he picked out Harry Maguire for the Reds’ second goal of the evening at Stamford Bridge. Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, was delighted with our 2-0 Premier League victory over Chelsea on Monday night, but still feels the Reds can play better. Promoted Content7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldHow They Made Little Simba Look So Lifelike in ‘The Lion King’Why Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Is This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Unusual And Unique Beauty Of Indian Women7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had LeftSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made Loading… last_img read more

Batesville’s Williamson EIAC 3A Defense MVP

first_imgSeth Williamson has been voted the 2014 EIAC 3A Defensive MVP by the opposing conference head coaches (Ryan Knigga, Lawrenceburg; Scott Moore, Greensburg; and Scott McMurray, Rushville).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Eric Heppner.last_img

Lady Wildcats Place 1st At Tri-Meet

first_imgFranklin County High School Girls Varsity Golf finishes 1st place at Connersville/Union County.The Lady Wildcats played well last night on their Senior Night and got 2 wins over Connersville and Union County. They shot a score of 169 and Senior, Maggie Brack and Junior, Camryn Brewer were co-medalists with scores of 39.“It was good seeing my team bounce back from a tough loss over the weekend. I was glad we came out and played well today. We will continue to work the rest of the week to get better and see if we can go get a Sectional win on Saturday.” Wildcats Coach Marisa mears.Team Scores: FC 169; Connersville 193; Union County 216.FC Scoring:last_img

West Harrison man killed in accident

first_imgWest Harrison, IN—Friday morning the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Office along with Harrison Fire and EMS were dispatched to Johnson Fork Road in Harrison Township for a single-vehicle crash. Upon arrival, Sheriff’s Deputies learned that a Toyota truck was traveling west on Johnson Fork Road when it left the roadway and crashed into a tree. Harrison EMS transported the driver to Mercy West in Harrison where he was pronounced deceased. The driver and only occupant of the vehicle was identified as Terence Ogg, 60, of West Harrison.last_img

IU East names Spring 2020 Chancellor’s List

first_imgRichmond, IN— At Indiana University East, full-time students with outstanding academic achievement are recognized by being named to the Chancellor’s List, the highest semester-based academic achievement that students can attain. The following is the spring 2020 IU East Chancellor’s List. The list is sorted by the student’s listed hometown.AuroraDestiny Conrad, Desiree Hulsey, and Sharina MoerleinBatesvilleMary Gutzwiller and Kelsey RoellBrookvilleIsabelle Hoff, Dylan Little, Emily Merrell, and Reggie ReussDillsboroKarisa GoodGreensburgNiniana OehlerGuilfordShai Bishop, Lizzie Kern and Maria MartiniLaurelChloe LeaLawrenceburgKaitlyn DuffLibertyKate Boggs, Kelly Byrd, Jacob Doherty, Cole Fennimore, Lavinia Herzog, Baylee Lunsford, William O’Farrow and Danielle WiwiMadisonAmanda Chatham, Shanon Crawley, Jodi Johnson and Marta TingleMetamoraClaire Eckstein and Garrett HoffMilanJosie AllenSunmanJoe Davolio, Barbara Sipe and Katie VetterVersaillesHannah Schwartelast_img read more

Roche: Wonder goal was no fluke

first_img “They asked me after training whether I’d try to replicate it and thankfully enough I was able to do it. I pulled it off a couple of times and people realised it wasn’t a fluke, which was nice. I did it on my second go,” Roche said. French top-flight side Albi this week confirmed Roche has decided to leave them after a six-month stint, during which she reportedly earned a salary of £650 per month, supplemented by living accommodation provided by her employer. There could soon be far better offers on the table for Roche. FIFA has allowed a public vote to judge the Puskas Award winner, and Roche has been banging the drum for her strike. She and her Bray Wanderers footballer boyfriend Dean Zambra will be in Zurich, with fingers crossed. “I’m quite excited about the ceremony now. I haven’t had much time to think about it over the last few months, I’ve just been doing all I can to promote the goal,” Roche said. She laughs at getting the nod ahead of any strike from Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. Roche added: “They’re both fantastic footballers and playing at a higher level than me. But to be chosen ahead of their goals is unbelievable.” Ronaldo, Messi and Germany’s World Cup-winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer go head to head for the FIFA Ballon d’Or award, which recognises the best player in the men’s game. FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year award will go to Brazil’s Marta, Germany’s Nadine Kessler or American Abby Wambach. The Republic of Ireland women’s international is competing with World Cup goals from Robin van Persie and James Rodriguez for the Puskas Award, named after the great Hungarian Ferenc Puskas. The accolade goes to the scorer of the best goal in a year of world football, with an eligibility period from October 3, 2013 to September 26, 2014 allowing Roche’s spectacular effort for Peamount United against Wexford Youths Women to squeeze in. It came on October 13, 2013, in front of a crowd numbering just 95 at Wexford’s Ferrycarrig Park, where to Roche’s delight the goal was caught on camera. Home coach John Flood brought his video kit to the ground and organised footage that was intended purely for his post-match analysis, but which instead reaped the only recording of a goal now viewed over six million times on YouTube. Roche, 25, was named on a 10-player long-list by football’s world governing body FIFA in November 2014, learning of her nomination first on social media, before making the cut to the elite three in December. It made her the first woman to feature on a Puskas Award final shortlist, and the first player from Ireland. “The first I heard of it was through Twitter,” Roche told Press Association Sport. “I got a tweet from FIFA to say my name was in the top 10 for the Puskas Award and it was a surprise. That’s how it happened – it was nothing too official until I got to the top three and they got in touch with the Football Association of Ireland and made contact with me.” The jaw-dropping moment in Peamount’s green and black colours came when Roche collected a short cross from the right on her right instep, flicked it over bemused defender Laura Heffernan with her other boot and from 25 yards magicked up a left-footed missile of a volley that found the top right corner. To prove the goal was not a once-in-a-lifetime effort, she repeated it on request for French TV cameras, during her time playing for ASPTT Albi. Stephanie Roche has insisted her wonder strike which will be celebrated at Monday’s FIFA Ballon d’Or gala was not a fluke. Press Associationlast_img read more