Arsenal target Everton Soares learning English as transfer speculation intensifies

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 18 Jul 2019 7:59 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link195Shares Advertisement Arsenal target Everton Soares learning English as transfer speculation intensifies Everton starred for Brazil at this summer’s Copa America (Picture: Getty Images)Gremio’s Everton became a target for Arsenal when it became apparent that they could not meet Crystal Palace’s valuation of Wilfried Zaha.The Brazil international appears to be available at less than half the price of the £80m the Gunners were quoted for the Ivory Coast winger.Arsenal technical director Edu is believed to have met with the player’s agent last week and knows Everton well having worked as general coordinator of the Brazil national team before returning to Arsenal.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 CityThe Gremio forward was an unlikely star of the Copa America over the summer, scoring three goals in the tournament and winning the Man of the Match award in the final as Brazil beat Peru 3-1.Manchester United, Manchester City, Atletico Madrid, AC MIlan and Bayern Munich have all also been linked with a move for Everton, but it appears that Arsenal have won the race for the in-demand forward.MORE: Wilfried Zaha tells Crystal Palace he wants to leave after Arsenal’s failed transfer bidMORE: Unai Emery convinced Dani Ceballos to join Arsenal in personal phone call Comment Everton looks set for a Premier League switch (Picture: Getty Images)Further evidence has emerged that Everton Soares will be moving to the Premier League as the Brazil star has been filmed learning English.The Arsenal transfer target is thought to be close to confirming a £36m move to the Gunners, and a club doctor has been sent to Brazil to conduct medical exams of the striker.The 23-year-old has already dropped a small hint that he is heading to the Emirates, by following new signing Gabriel Martinelli on Instagram, and now another clue has arrived.Everton’s wife, Isa Ranieri, posted on her Instagram Story on Thursday a string of videos of her husband learning English from his phone.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe striker appeared to master the words ‘dress’, ‘jacket’ and ‘hat’ as he begins to get a grasp of the new language.last_img read more

Close call on tough negotiations

first_imgAuctioneer and agent Alistair Macmillan works the crowd to try and secure a sale. Photo: Mark Cranitch.Mr Macmillan said the sellers were interstate and found it too hard to buy in Melbourne in 2008.Their solution was to instead get a piece of Brisbane, and take advantage of the equity gain when the time was ripe.One potential buyer, Sydney Milton, was hoping to become a first-time homeowner in the area.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoHe’s looking for an entry level holding that’s north of the river and close to the CBD, but they’re not easy to find.“It is hard work. I’ve done a lot of research and there’s just not much around so you’ve got to be patient,” Mr Milton said. Tough negotiation skills were on display at the auction of 28 Grove St, Albion today. Photo: Mark Cranitch.It’s been advertised as a magnificent opportunity in an inner-city suburb, but all parties stood their ground at today’s auction of 28 Grove St, Albion.The house has all the makings of a great entry-level prospect in a blue-chip position.It’s a 405 square metre lot improved with a mid-set, timber-and-tin workers cottage — a classic design for the suburb. The home is comfortable enough to live in straight away, but there’s heaps of opportunity to renovate and gain more equity.Before the event, agent and auctioneer Alistair Macmillan of Ray White Wilston was excited by the interest.“We had over 70 inspections of the property in four weeks,” he said.“If you’re a buyer and you want to get close to the city in a house on a block of land sub-$850,000, they’re few and far between.” The audience is raring to go at 28 Grove St, Albion. Photo: Mark Cranitch.The crowd of approximately 30 filled the front yard with nine registered bidders all ready to go.An opening offer of $500,000 wasn’t going to last long and with bids at $50,000 increments, it only took a moment for three very active parties to reach the $750,000 mark.Things started to slow and once the price reached $800,000, Mr Macmillan was on the phone to the out-of-town owner to seek instructions.A bit of to-and-fro ensued and the auction was reopened with highest bidder, Patrick Daniels, raising his offer to $805,000.It still wasn’t enough and the home was declared ‘passed in’.Mr Daniels said he’s keen on the area at the right price, although house hunting isn’t his favourite was to spend his days off.“A bit painful to be honest. Giving up your weekends to come and do this isn’t my idea of fun.”Mr Daniels said if he did eventually buy the home, he’d happily live in it while considering options for adding value in the future.As at the time of publication, the property has been relisted on realestate.com.au for $839,000.last_img read more

Norway’s Storebrand buys asset manager Skagen in €170m deal

first_imgStorebrand, one of Norway’s largest pension providers, has agreed to buy asset manager Skagen.Once complete, the transaction will make Storebrand Norway’s largest provider by assets under management, according to IPE data. In a statement, Storebrand said it planned to pay Skagen’s current owners a total of NOK1.6bn (€169m), paid through a combination of Storebrand shares and cash, with the possibility of further gains subject to Skagen’s performance.Skagen – also a Norwegian firm but with branches across Europe – will operate as a separate company within the Storebrand group. Investment processes and philosophy would not change, the asset manager said. “In the current dynamic environment for the asset management industry, Skagen is delighted to be acquired by such a strong and well-resourced parent company,” the asset manager’s statement said. “The transaction will deliver real synergies and maximise the long-term potential of Skagen, allowing the company to develop in the best interests of its clients.”Storebrand CEO Odd Arild Grefstad said the acquisition was “an important building block” in the group’s growth strategy, while the group’s asset management CEO, Jan Erik Saugestad, highlighted the potential for growth in institutional provision.“Skagen is a contrarian and independent asset manager, held in high esteem by their clients,” Saugestad said. “We believe in their active investment philosophy, and will protect this along with their strong brand.”Øyvind Schanke, CEO of Skagen, added that his firm would have “greater ability to invest and innovate” due to its new owner’s resources.According to IPE’s annual Top 400 Asset Managers survey, Storebrand managed €63.5bn at the end of 2016. Skagen ran roughly €9bn.Storebrand said the acquisition would more than quadruple its share of the Norwegian private fund savings market from 4% to 17%.The deal is subject to regulatory approval in Norway and Sweden and is expected to complete before the end of this year.last_img read more

Unions pull representatives from Dutch scheme’s oversight board

first_imgThree unions have withdrawn their representatives from the accountability body (VO) of the Dutch sector scheme for dental technicians at the urgent request of the pension fund’s board.The board of Tandtechniek had ruled out further co-operation with the VO, which represents the scheme’s membership, as the accountability body was considering an appeal against a verdict from the Netherlands’ corporate court.The board feared that this could further delay the ailing pension fund’s plan to join the €197bn healthcare scheme, scheduled for 1 October.Last month the corporate court rejected the VO’s request for an investigation into alleged mismanagement by Tandtechniek’s board. The VO also asked to replace the board by an administrator. The court ruled that the body’s responsibilities weren’t as extended as it thought. Henk van der Meer, employee chair of Tandtechniek, said: “We don’t have time for such an appeal procedure, and we aren’t actually interested in it either. This will demand energy which we [would] rather spend on the collective value transfer.”Following a meeting with the accountability body, the board did not believe the VO would change tack either, Van der Meer added.He said that Wolter Jagt, employer representative in the VO, had already stepped down of his own accord as he didn’t agree with the decision to appeal the court’s ruling. The Tandtechniek scheme faces more cuts when it joins PFZW in October‘Give members more say’Responding to the developments, Arie Slottje – now also a former VO member – suggested that the board had obstructed the regular judicial process, as its request to the unions had effectively blocked the VO’s appeal option.In his opinion, the court hadn’t really addressed the questions posed by the VO, instead ruling that that the VO could not do anything whereas the board could do as it pleased.“The participants who pay can’t decide or ask anything, but are subject to risks and losses,” he said.Slottje referred to the low funding of Tandtechniek, which stood at 92.7% of liabilities at year-end, following several rounds of rights cuts during the past few years.Joining PFZW, which has a coverage ratio of 98.6%, would make additional cuts inevitable.Citing Tandtechniek’s annual report over 2016, Slottje said that participants had already lost at least 20% of their pension rights. “The chances to make up for this are virtually zero,” he said.Slottje, who took his PhD on decision-making processes at company pension funds, argued that participants themselves should get an increased say at the expense of the unions, “as unions represent no more than 18% of the Dutch working population”.last_img read more

Brisbane house that was British consulate goes to auction

first_img… and the upstairs living area now.Mr Scalia said they were drawn to the property due to its infrastructure.He said the granny flat had been constructed after September 11. It includes a bedroom, living room, kitchen and two full bathrooms.“Each time there was a new Consul-General they renovated and restyled so that happened many times,” he said.“I remember when we first looked at it and they still had furniture here, there was this very ornate dining table.“We moved in on Christmas Eve (2005) and I remember a mad rush because the deeds were still in London. It was an amazing effort.” What the house looked like when it was the British Consulate in 2005, complete with a flagpole to hoist the Union JackThe impressive estate is full of features that would impress even the most famous spy, and includes a ‘panic room’ style security door in the bedroom wing, extensive CCTV, even a separate outbuilding constructed to house federal police officers.Electricians even found wiring for a secret camera in a flower pot.Current owner Gerard Scalia said the impressive house, which sits on a 1763sq m block, had “lots of James Bond-esque” inclusions.“It is a unique house,” he said. “The rumour is that even Prince Charles stayed here for a night.”Property records show the house was purchased by The Minister Of Public Building And Works Of The United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland in 1973 for $73,000, and was the home of various British consul-generals before being sold to the Scalia family in 2005. The granny flat as it was in 2005More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoIt is now back on the market and listed with Sharon King and Kris Matthews of Ray White Toowong.“The whole property, it is like Fort Knox,” Ms King said.The six bedroom house at 12 Gladesville St in Kenmore has seven bathrooms, room for nine vehicles, two kitchens, including one used for catering, a billiards room, a large dining/family room for functions, a study and a second upstairs kitchen and living/dining area.An original security door is also located upstairs where you will find the six bedrooms including the master suite.There is also a pool, a chicken coop, several courtyards and decks. Since it was sold in 2005, the house at 12 Gladesville St, Kenmore has been renovated and transformed from British Consulate to family home. The flagpole is gone and you can see the granny flat that was constructed to house federal officers after September 11. 12 Gladesville St at Kenmore — the former home of the British Consular-General — will go to auctionA HOUSE that was once home to the British consulate in Brisbane, and reportedly hosted royalty and the English cricket team, is on the market — diplomatic immunity not included. center_img The downstairs living space in 2005 … The dining room as it was in 2005 when it was the British Consulate One of the kitchens now.Mr Scalia said they would be sad to leave the house but their children had left home and it was now time to downsize.He said he hoped the house would be bought by another family or an executive couple who liked to entertain. Miss Moneypenny, perhaps. “It is a fabulous family home and a fabulous entertainers home,” he said.The house will go to auction in coming weeks. The British Consulate is now located in the CBD.last_img read more

Honey Badger lands sweet deal

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Former Australian rugby union player and The Bachelor, Nick Cummins was happy to help. The Honey Badger literally cracked a whip on his sister’s real estate agent. Picture: Realestate.com.auHe literally cracked a whip on a real estate agent’s bottom and it seems to have worked for the Honey Badger Nick Cummins’ family — still a bachelor BTW.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:14Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:14 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy is he called The Honey Badger? 01:15Cummins may have shunned Bachelor tradition by not choosing any woman to give a rose to in the season finale of the 2018 hit show, but he jumped right in when his younger sister Alicia asked for help to land a home sale.MORE REAL ESTATE NEWSMum puts home, land, cash, business up for $55 raffleBrisbane suburbs you can now afford‘Practically bomb proof’ party houseHoney Badger cracks the whip at his sister’s home.And flicks a cheeky one as he walks away.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoGetting the agent on the derrière.CoreLogic records show the property sold for $529,000 last month — which was almost $120,000 more than Ms Cummins had bought it for with partner Nicholas eight years ago.The rugby union veteran photobombed a video shoot, threw himself into a pool and cracked a whip on real estate agent Jack Dangerfield of Harcourts Solutions, a mate who was happy to be the butt of the joke.It was on the market for just over a month, according to CoreLogic.FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTERlast_img read more

Migrant Crisis: Libya rejects EU military plans

first_imgEU Ministers to meet over the rising Migrant crisis EU unveils agenda on migrant crisis Related EU to convene an emergency summit over migrant crisis Ahead of the UN meeting, Libya’s internationally-recognised government has again rejected the proposals. Its information minister says the plan would breach the country’s sovereignty. And that the West should instead provide weapons to Libyan forces. CCTV’s Yasser Hakim reports.last_img

Mourinho puts pressure on Liverpool

first_img Press Association “The points we are getting, one here, one there, three here, three there, are important points.” Liverpool made wholesale changes for their midweek Champions League match at Real Madrid, with Reds boss Brendan Rodgers criticised despite a narrow defeat. Mourinho anticipates those rested will return against his side. “Brendan had an option and took it,” he said. “Name the Liverpool team? I’d name the six guys on the bench in Madrid: Steven Gerrard, (Dejan) Lovren, (Raheem) Sterling, (Jordan) Henderson, (Mario) Balotelli, (Glen) Johnson.” Mourinho attempted to prise Gerrard away from Anfield during his first spell as Chelsea boss, between June 2004 and September 2007. Asked if he regretted missing out on Gerrard, a Freudian slip perhaps revealed Gerrard’s dwindling powers in Mourinho’s eyes. The Blues boss added: “He had… he is having a fantastic career in his club, and he has an option to stay for life in the same club, become a legend of his home town club. “I think it was a very respectful decision. I was never upset with that kind of option. No way.” Mourinho refused to suggest how long he expected Gerrard to continue but ruled out returning for the former England captain if he became available. One former Mourinho player who his Chelsea side are likely to come up against is Mario Balotelli, who thrived at Inter Milan under the Portuguese. The former Manchester City striker has struggled since returning to the Premier League, failing to net in eight games. Mourinho remains wary of the enigmatic Italy striker. “I am very aware of him tomorrow,” he added. “I have good memories with him, not bad. He’s a good, dangerous player and, because I know him so well, I will try to help my players to play against him. “I know he’s dangerous.” Mourinho declined to comment on the extract from Luis Suarez’s book where the former Liverpool striker revealed Chelsea’s players were instructed to play negatively in April’s clash at Anfield. The Chelsea manager has had little time for autobiographies in recent weeks – as his reaction to Roy Keane’s book showed – and he has less interest in active players’ publications. “Did you read the book? I didn’t,” Mourinho said. “At 51, I might have enough stories to write a book. When you are 25? You write a book about when you are a kid?” Mourinho declined an offer to write a book and has no immediate plans to pen his memoirs. “I have an invitation to do a book, just with 100 pictures,” he added. “I choose 100 pictures of my career and just make a little comment on every picture. A memory book. “But not a book to tell ‘s***’ and to criticise people and to speak negative things about people who belong to my career. No way.” “If they are 15 points behind in November, obviously it’s not over but it’s difficult. “If they win, nine points behind is different to 15. “It’s a very good motivation for them. So I expect them to try everything to win.” The match is Chelsea’s third away game in the opening 11 fixtures against teams which share their title aspirations. The trip to Anfield follows draws at Manchester City and Manchester United and a home defeat of Arsenal in an opening Mourinho described as “the most difficult fixtures of every team”. The Blues boss believes his side are faring well in such games. “When we leave Anfield, we will have left behind three of the most difficult stadia to play in all season,” he added. “If, after 11 matches, we were in a mid-table position because we lost three matches, it would be something very normal, very acceptable. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho thinks Liverpool must win Saturday’s encounter with the Premier League leaders to keep their title bid alive. Liverpool, whose hopes of a first championship in 24 years were ended by Chelsea in April, are 12 points behind Mourinho’s men entering the lunchtime contest. “Liverpool know that, if they lose, they are 15 points behind,” Mourinho said. last_img read more

NNPC/SNEPCO Promises Future Support for Ikoyi Club Tennis Section

first_imgIn the men’s singles A finals, Gbenga Familoni defeated number one seed, Nishant Abbi in two straight sets, 6/4, 7/6 while Kunle Ogunkoya beat Femi George 6/4, 3/6, 10-3 in the men’s singles B finals.In the ladies singles finals Maryanne Chuks defeated Chizoba Onuoha by 6/3, 6/2. Men’s doubles finals saw the pair of Kayode Awokoya and Eric Ereyi beat Evans Ukoh and Chinedu Idike by 6/4, 6/4.The pair of Ejiofor Onyia and Olowe Olaleye got the better of Chris Akpunonu and Walter Jibunoh by 6/2, 6/4 in the men’s double 60 above.In the team events finals, Bonga North west defeated Bonga south west by eight points to two.Speaking at the end of the championship, Managing Director, SNEPCO, Mr. Bayo Ojulari, thanked Ikoyi Club Tennis Section for being a fantastic host.“I was pleased when the request for the sponsorship of this tournament came up. It’s a new beginning and SNEPCO would have more opportunities to collaborate with the tennis section. We are indeed looking forward to a better collaboration in future,” Ojulari said.Meanwhile, the chairman of the tennis section, Oloye Esan Ogunleye described the tournament as a very special outing, especially being sponsored by “our old friend”.“NNPC/SNEPCO had squeezed the tournament in their annual programme. It’s a renewal of our old friendship and Ikoyi Club has become an institution that could not be ignored,” he said.Trophies, cash vouchers and other various prizes were won by participants.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The NNPC/SNEPCO tennis tournament which took place at the tennis section of the Ikoyi Club 1938 came to close last week after six days of thrill from participants.last_img read more

Jim Boeheim addresses his role in failing to follow Syracuse’s own drug policy

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 19, 2015 at 2:22 pm Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_ The NCAA cited Syracuse University for failing to follow its own drug policy. And while the NCAA doesn’t have its own policy and doesn’t force universities to have their own, it does require that they follow them if they have them.SU did not, allowing players to practice and play after one or more failed drug tests, contrary to the school’s policy, according to the NCAA report. Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim was personally responsible for not calling parents after players failed drug tests, as SU’s policy stated he was supposed to, according to the NCAA report. On Thursday, Boeheim took responsibility for the violations but said he didn’t craft or administer the policy and that he didn’t know that not following the school’s own policy was equivalent to an NCAA violation.“I had one part,” he said when asked how he differentiated between administering the policy and failing to call parents. “I didn’t administer who played or who couldn’t play or who practiced or who couldn’t practice. The drug policy, and I took responsibility for that and I do now, no one knew that if you have a policy and you don’t follow it exactly step by step, it’s the same as violating an NCAA rule. No coach in the country would have known that.”Boeheim said not calling parents was a matter of trust. He said four players were one-time offenders that never tested positive again after he told them he would tell their parents the next time.The head coach also said there were some instances where calling parents would not have been helpful.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU’s drug policy was implemented in 2000 and remained largely unchanged until 2009, according to the NCAA report. That original policy stated that first offenders would be ineligible until Boeheim spoke with their parents, second offenders would be removed from the team until a counselor told the team doctor the player was no longer using the substance and third offenders would ineligible and have their financial aid withdrawn at the end of the semester, according to the NCAA report.A 2004 amendment added a one-time grace period after the third offense and a 2008 change allowed Daryl Gross to intervene if he thought the grace period wasn’t long enough.Gross knew Boeheim wasn’t calling parents, Boeheim said. The SU head coach also said the positive tests were only for one substance. He pointed out that in daily compliance meetings he was never told about the strictness of the NCAA rules on team’s following their own drug policies.“To me the crucial part of the drug testing program is do you let someone practice or play when they shouldn’t have,” he said. “I never made that call. I was told what to do. If I’m told not to do something, that, a press conference, I don’t do it. Because I work for people.” Commentslast_img read more