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Why Arsenal’s deadline day move for Christopher Nkunku has collapsed

first_img Comment Why Arsenal’s deadline day move for Christopher Nkunku has collapsed Advertisement Christopher Nkunku will not be joining Arsenal this January (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have been priced out of a loan deal for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Christopher Nkunku, according to reports in France.Unai Emery confirmed earlier this month that Arsenal were chasing two January deals and Denis Suarez became the first new arrival after an agreement was reached with Barcelona.Ivan Perisic and Yannick Carrasco have both been linked with Arsenal but the most realistic signing after a deal was wrapped up for Suarez has been that of Nkunku.While Nkunku has been keen to join the Gunners before Thursday’s 11pm deadline, PSG have been driving a hard bargain over the 21-year-old Frenchman.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityAccording to L’Equipe, Nkunku’s move to the Emirates has ‘been held by financial commitments’, with Arsenal struggling to meet PSG’s demands.The Ligue 1 champions have told Arsenal that they will have to spend €20million (£17.4m) if they wish to make Nkunku’s switch permanent. Nkunku was open to joining the Gunners (Picture: Getty)Charlie Nicholas has slammed Arsenal’s transfer policy with the club deciding against bringing in defensive reinforcements this winter.‘I’m happy with anyone at the moment if I’m being honest because this Arsenal transfer policy is a joke, it really is a joke – ever since David Dein left the building,’ Nicholas told Sky Sports.‘I’m confused because we all need defenders, they’re hard to get. Liverpool spend £70million getting one of the best and we don’t seem to identify this.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‘We’re the ninth richest, we were the sixth richest last year and we can only get loan deals.‘I don’t care if this manager likes this player [Suarez] or not but please Arsenal, get some defenders in.’center_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 31 Jan 2019 7:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link470Shares Emery speaks after his Arsenal’s 2-1 win over CardiffTo 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 7:09FullscreenEmery speaks after his Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Cardiff 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.MORE: Arsenal immediately shut down in bid to sign Kevin Malcuit Advertisementlast_img read more

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FRR launches ESG portfolio analysis searches and updates RI policy

first_imgCaisse des Dépôts in Paris, where FRR is basedThe services being sought are mostly not new for the fund, but according to a spokeswoman FRR had made some small changes, for example by splitting the two contracts into various “lots” to allow more applicants, and by specifying environmental impact analysis as one of the environmental footprint tasks.Vigeo Eiris is FRR’s current provider of portfolio extra-financial risk analysis, while S&P Trucost has been responsible for the environmental footprint analysis, with both contracts due to end this year.Ratcheting up ambitionsThe RFPs followed the publication of FRR’s responsible investment strategy for the next four years. According to FRR, this was a continuation of previous strategies “while being resolutely proactive and ever more ambitious”.“This strategy ushers in a new phase that will drive ambition further by increasing accountability at all portfolio levels and involving the entire financial management ecosystem to underline the leadership role assumed by FRR over many years,” said the fund.It indicated that it intended to make particular efforts to contribute to “accelerating the energy transition”, which is one of the four “pillars” of its 2019-23 strategy.It said it would continue to align its portfolio with a global warming trajectory of 2°C “or even 1.5°C” above pre-industrial levels, by reducing the proportion of its most carbon dioxide-emitting investments and increasing so-called “green” investment financing.Yves Chevalier, executive director at FRR, told IPE that the fund’s efforts to support decarbonisation would be sensitive to the need for a “just transition”.“Everything we do with regard to the energy transition has to take into account the social dimension,” he said. “This is very important to our stakeholders, especially the trade unions that are in our monitoring committee, and something we strongly believe in.“We will work on this with all our different asset managers.”FRR also said it would carry out an in-depth analysis of the UN Sustainable Development Goals “to align its management with those that are most relevant in accordance with its values and fiduciary responsibility”.It added that it could look into the possibility of valuing the extra-financial performance of its investment activity and “how the usefulness of the impact of its investments might be added to that of their financial performance”.FRR also indicated that it would continue to work with index providers with a view to ensuring that these “create and enrich a range of indices that are open to all and take account of extra-financial criteria”.More information about the requests for proposals can be found here. FRR, France’s €33bn pension reserve fund, is looking for an external service provider to analyse the environmental impacts of the issuers in its portfolio and physical climate risks.The task was one of several covered by two requests for proposals (RFPs) for providers of “extra-financial” portfolio analysis that FRR has launched ahead of current contracts expiring.One of the two contracts was for “analysis of extra-financial risks and opportunities” associated with FRR’s portfolio, predominantly regarding the management of reputational risk associated with investee companies’ practices.Reputational risks could arise from investee companies failing to respect “universally recognised” principles, such as those underpinning the UN Global Compact, the Sustainable Development Goals, “good governance”, and international conventions ratified by France, said FRR. The second RFP was for the measurement and analysis of FRR’s portfolio’s environmental footprint.last_img read more

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New Directions fundraiser planned in Greensburg

first_imgGreensburg, In. — A fund raiser for Greensburg-based New Directions will be held at the Knights of Columbus Friday, August 10 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35-per person or $240-per table. For more information please call 812-662-8223.New Directions serves the victims of domestic violence in Decatur County.last_img

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Advice on what to do if you witness a crime

first_imgDo you know what to do if you see a crime take place? Imagine you’re taking a walk in the park and you see a man running toward you with a purse in his hand and he’s being chased by an elderly woman. Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Major Chris Lane advises that if you witness a crime, first and foremost, do whatever is necessary to keep yourself out of harm’s way.Deputy Lane also says when it’s safe, if you see that someone is injured, offer first aid, as soon as you are able, call 9-1-1 to report the crime so that help will be on the way, don’t touch anything and don’t remove anything: you don’t want to contaminate the crime scene. Lastly, Deputy Lane stated to stay as calm as possible, notice what people look like, what they are wearing, distinguishing marks, make and models of vehicles, and get license plate numbers if at all possible. When help arrives, direct them to any injured parties. Tell them only what you know for sure, making sure you just give them the facts.last_img read more

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Lyon president says French League’s halt to Ligue 1 was ‘stupid’

first_imgRelatedPosts Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Premier League, La Liga back on DStv, GOtv Olympique Lyonnais president Jean-Michel Aulas again lashed out at the French League for ending the Ligue 1 football season early amid the COVID-19, calling the decision “stupid”.Aulas spoke after La Liga on Saturday got the Spanish Government’s green light to resume play. Matches will likely begin on June 12, according to League president Javier Tebas.“In the past two months, the Spanish officials have been observing and working with UEFA,” Aulas said on Sunday, referring to European football’s governing body.“What is paradoxical is that Javier Tebas, in particular, attended the same meetings than (French League director-general) Didier Quillot, notably that of April 23.“In fact, what was said at that meeting with UEFA is ‘patience’. When we see that our officials attended this meeting and drew different conclusions, one can feel that we are really too stupid.”The French League ended the Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 seasons last month with 10 games remaining, meaning that seventh-placed Lyon were denied a European spot through the league standings. Lyon’s appeal before an administrative tribunal was rejected on Friday, but they are now expected to lodge another appeal before the State Council, France’s highest court, alongside relegated Amiens and Toulouse.Asked if he would have had the same reaction had Lyon been in a position to qualify for the UEFA Champions League when Ligue 1 was suspended in March, Aulas said: “I swear I would have, I swear on my children’s lives.”Reuters/NAN.Tags: Javier TebasJean-Michel AulasLa LigaOlympiqu Lyonnaislast_img read more

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Jos Buttler hopeful that shortened IPL can go ahead this year

first_imgLondon: England and Rajasthan Royals wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler hopes that players would be able to play at least a shortened version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year. The IPL was supposed to start on March 29 but was postponed to April 15 due to the coronavirus pandemic.With India going into a three-week lockdown starting on March 5, there is now uncertainty if the organisers will be able to start the tournament after April 15.“No news at the moment. We saw, initially, that it was going to be postponed. It’s very hard to see this changing in the immediate future, so I don’t see that as a possibility at the moment,” Buttler said in a Skysports podcast.“Obviously, it’s such a massive tournament for world cricket, so hopefully some of it can go ahead — perhaps a shortened tournament.”Over 400 cases have been reported so far in India and nine deaths due to coronavirus. As has been the case in most parts of the world, the viral spread has led to a freeze on sporting activities in the country.India’s home ODI series against South Africa had to be postponed due to the scare over the virus while other sports tournaments have all been cancelled after the Sports Ministry’s order to cease all sporting activities a week ago. IANSAlso Read: Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler collect royal honours at Buckingham PalaceAlso Watch: Coronavirus update: Buddhist Monastery in Naharkatika take extra prevention measureslast_img read more

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Stunning win for Ouseph in Korea

first_imgHounslow’s Rajiv Ouseph made a stunning start to his Olympic year, taking only 35 minutes to knock Indonesian star Taufik Hidayat out of badminton’s Korea Open.Ouseph beat the former world and Olympic champion 21-19 21-15 in their men’s singles clash after a flawless performance.After establishing an 11-5 lead in the first game, Ouseph crushed the world number nine’s attempt at a comeback and then stepped up a gear in the second game, which at one stage was finely poised at 9-9.AdChoices广告The victory is a massive boost for the 25-year-old, who has struggled in recent months but appears to be rediscovering his best form ahead of the London 2012 Games.He will face another Indonesian, eighth seed Simon Santoso, in the second round.Related feature: Ones to watch in 2012 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Aurier Praised for Saving Mali Player’s Life

first_imgParis Saint-Germain and Ivory Coast defender, Serge Aurier, has been praised after “saving the life” of Mali forward Moussa Doumbia last Saturday.After Doumbia was knocked unconscious in a challenge with Sunderland’s Lamine Kone, Aurier intervened to stop the Rostov player swallowing his tongue.Mali’s manager Alain Giresse added that he spoke to Aurier after the game to thank him for his “superb reactions”. Ivory Coast went on to win the home 2018 World Cup qualifier 3-1 in Bouake.“All the players realised that Doumbia was choking and was about to swallow his tongue,” Giresse told French radio station RMC.“That’s when Aurier, with one of our players, quickly put him on his side and pulled out his tongue, because he was about to lose his life.”However, Aurier later caused controversy by making a throat-slit gesture towards the crowd after his side’s third goal.The celebration was the latest in a string of incidents involving the full-back.In September, he was sentenced to two months in jail for elbowing a police officer, but remains free pending an appeal.And in February, he was suspended by Paris St-Germain after appearing to use homophobic language to insult then-coach Laurent Blanc.He had also called team-mate Angel di Maria a “clown” as he answered questions from fans on social media app Periscope.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Minnesota’s motivation leads to win over Wisconsin

first_imgMadison native Craig Smith scored a pair of goals in the Badgers\’ thrilling 3-2 victory Friday night over the Gophers at the Target Center.[/media-credit]MINNEAPOLIS — Even with the WCHA playoff seeds set before Sunday’s game between the Badgers and Gophers, Minnesota — unlike Wisconsin –showed it still had plenty to play for on Senior Day.The Badgers spent most of the day watching the Gophers’ power play dominate en route to a 6-1 UM victory in the final regular season game of the year.UW couldn’t stay out of the penalty box Sunday, and it was costly as the Badgers forced junior goaltender Brett Bennett and a worn out penalty kill unit back out onto the ice time and time again to face a red-hot power-play unit.“This team is lethal on the power play, and they were on fire tonight,” tri-captain Ryan McDonagh said. “We take pride in killing penalties, but when you go back-to-back that many [times] it just wears on the same guys.”In Friday’s game, the Badgers took their fair share of penalties but behind a strong shorthanded effort, they forced the Gophers to go 0-for-6 with man advantage and UW came out with a win.The Badgers were not so fortunate Sunday, and Minnesota made the most of its opportunities, going 5-for-8 on the power play.UW came out with a ton of energy in the second period after falling behind early, but all the momentum created by several solid shifts and Michael Davies’ game-tying goal was sucked away with a penalty.McDonagh got in a scrap with UM co-captain Ryan Flynn and after both were given 10-minute misconducts, McDonagh was handed an extra minor for crosschecking. That’s when the onslaught began.“Up until the point that McDonagh got into the wrestling match, we tied the game; we were coming on, and from there it just deteriorated,” head coach Mike Eaves said.Freshman defenseman Justin Schultz joined McDonagh in the penalty box and co-captain Tony Lucia redirected a shot from the point to give the UM the lead with the power play goal.“We just took a penalty, and that was the turning point in the game right there,” Davies said.Cody Goloubef was called for roughing just over a minute later and Jacob Cepis buried a wide-open rebound with the man advantage.Then it was Brendan Smith’s turn to visit the box as he went off for unsportsmanlike conduct. That put another Badger in the box and it created another goal for Lucia.UW had spells of good pressure in that second period, but repeated trips to the penalty box ended any hope for a comeback.“I felt we were shorthanded the whole day,” tri-captain Blake Geoffrion said. “Every time we got something going we took a penalty and lost all the momentum.”The Gophers poured it on in the third period as they added two more power play goals.“Tonight they took advantage of the opportunities we gave them,” McDonagh, who was forced to watch the game slip away from the penalty box, said. “But if we continued to play five-on-five it could be a different story.”Aside from Sunday’s outing, Eaves’ squad has been terrific on the penalty kill throughout the season. Afterward, he seemed confident Sunday’s performance was just a fluke for the Badgers.“What happened out there was an aberration,” Eaves said. “But we will have their attention going into next week.”Like his coach, Geoffrion knows how critical special teams play is come playoff time and that he and the rest of the Badgers will need to straighten out the special teams to be successful.“We have to stay out of the box to win games this late in the season,” Geoffrion said. “Special teams is a huge thing going into the tournament and it’s hard to win games when you’re always shorthanded.”Now, the Badgers will go back to the drawing board with a bad taste in their mouths in preparation for first-round playoff opponent Alaska Anchorage.Eaves just hopes his team’s recent performance doesn’t carry over into the post-season.“Hopefully we got a lot of things out of our system today.”last_img read more

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Syracuse basketball cracks 4-star power forward Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree’s top 8

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree, a 6-foot-8 Class of 2017 big man, listed Syracuse as one of his top choices, according to Pat Lawless of MADE Hoops.Cosby-Roundtree’s list also includes Atlantic Coast Conference foe Miami and national champion Villanova, as well as Seton Hall, Virginia Commonwealth, Providence, Xavier and Temple.The Neumann-Goretti (Pennsylvania) High School product is listed on as a center, but on and as a power forward. He is listed between 195 and 210 pounds on various recruiting sites as well.With the recent transfers of sophomore guard Kaleb Joseph and junior forward Chinonso Obokoh, Syracuse now has three available scholarships heading into the 2016-17 season.The Orange has offers out to two Class of 2016 big men Taurean Thompson and Cheickna Dembele. Cosby-Roundtree was Syracuse’s eighth Class of 2017 offer, fourth in the frontcourt.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIf Cosby-Roundtree were to commit to the Orange, barring any redshirts, transfers or early departures for the NBA Draft, he’d join a frontcourt of then-junior forwards Tyler Lydon and Matthew Moyer as well as then-junior center, Providence transfer Paschal Chukwu. Tyler Roberson and Dajuan Coleman are expected to use their last year of eligibility next season.Syracuse offered Cosby-Roundtree on Sept. 14, 2015 along with his teammate, 5-foot-11 point guard Quade Green. The Orange has previously had two Neumann-Goretti teammates unite in the Carrier Dome with Rick Jackson and Scoop Jardine.The Philadelphia native is not ranked in ESPN’s top 60 for the Class of 2017.Cosby-Roundtree’s high school is currently 27-4 and, according to, ranks as No. 18 in the nation. Related Stories Syracuse basketball recruiting: SU reportedly offers 3-star forward Dhamir Cosby-RoundtreeSyracuse basketball recruiting: Orange offers preferred walk-on spot to son of tallest NBA player everSyracuse basketball recruiting: SU offers 5-star forward Kevin Knox Published on April 12, 2016 at 11:52 am Contact Sam: | @Sam4TRlast_img read more

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