Top takeaways from Finovate Fall: Part I

first_img continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Finovate Fall assembled perhaps my favorite batch yet of product pitches for last week’s event in New York City.This may be because the balance of ideas tilted toward the pragmatic. There were a few moonshots, but I could envision most of these solutions winding up among a financial institution’s offerings and/or on an end-user’s mobile device in the not-too-distant future.For those unfamiliar with the drill, Finovate convenes a rapid-fire showcase of the latest fintech ideas. There’s a clear startup flavor to the lineup, but new product launches by established firms are fair game (Experian and Fiserv were on this agenda, for instance).Two key characteristics are that segments are strictly limited to seven minutes, and must consist of live demos—no slideware.Some recurring themes inevitably emerge over the course of two days of presentations (76 of them this time around), offering a handy barometer of insider sentiment.last_img read more

Aaron Ramsey says he was starstruck by Cesc Fabregas, William Gallas and Kolo Toure when he joined Arsenal

first_img Top articles Read More Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE PLAY Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More Coming Next Skip Manchester United captain Harry Maguire by Metro Video Settings Tom OlverSaturday 11 Apr 2020 10:15 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.4kShares / 1/1 Read Morecenter_img Aaron Ramsey says he was starstruck by Cesc Fabregas, William Gallas and Kolo Toure when he joined Arsenal Ramsey left Arsenal to join Juventus last summer (Picture: Getty)‘Wenger was a massive pull. He would give youngsters opportunities, he talked me through how he saw my career path going, how he wanted to improve me and what I needed to improve on. ‘He brought me straight into the first-team to train every day with these world-class players and he believed in me.‘I just felt he really wanted and felt like he made the most effort to try and secure me.’ Aaron Ramsey with Arsene Wenger after joining Arsenal back in 2008 (Picture: Getty)Arsenal hero Aaron Ramsey has used the break from football to look back on when he joined the club as a precocious youngster back in 2008 and revealed how he had to ‘pinch himself’ sharing a dressing room with the likes of Cesc Fabregas, William Gallas and Kolo Toure. Ramsey had made just 22 first-team appearances for Cardiff at that time but Arsene Wenger had seen enough to convince him of the 17-year-old’s extraordinary potential and signed the Welshman for a fee of £4.8million ahead of the 2008/09 campaign. The midfielder would go on to become a fan favourite with the Gunners after 11 years of service, scoring 64 goals in 369 games, including two memorable winners in the 2014 and 2017 FA Cup finals.AdvertisementAdvertisementRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENT 1 min. story SPONSORED Skip Ad Read More Ramsey says he just couldn’t stop the tears from ‘pouring’ down his face as he delivered his emotional farewell speech to the Emirates crowd following Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Brighton last May.‘I wasn’t prepared for that. I was just thinking I’m going to go out there, say my bit and I couldn’t control anything,’ he added.‘It was just pouring out. I spent 11 years there, I grew up there, I left Cardiff at 17, I’ve been married, had kids and been through so much on and off the pitch. ‘That club meant so much to me and always will.’Is Aaron Ramsey an Arsenal legend?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. AdvertisementAdvertisementFor more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsenal ignored advice from own recruitment chief to sign Shkodran MustafiMORE: Arsenal scout called Lucas Perez a ‘mid-table player’ before Arsene Wenger signed him for £17m Full Screen Aaron Ramsey shared a dressing room with the likes of Cesc Fabregas and William Gallas when he joined Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Though Ramsey opted to join Juventus last summer, it’s clear the Wales international has incredibly fond memories of his lengthy stay in north London and he reflected on his first few days at Arsenal during a candid Instagram Live with Niall Horan on Friday night.‘It happened so quickly at Cardiff. I played the final game of the season before and then had a pre-season, went off with first-team, we had a mad cup run where we got to the final and that was it then. It was done within the year,’ Ramsey explained.‘All my life I’ve been trying to achieve this thing of playing for Cardiff and then the next thing I know I’m walking into a dressing room with the likes of Fabregas, Gallas and Toure.‘I’m 17 years old, I’m just like, “What’s going on here?!”. I just felt out of place but they were really cool guys, made you feel really welcome but still you had to pinch yourself. About Connatix V67539 Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Champions League: Lyon upset Man City

first_imgA missed open goal from Raheem Sterling proved pivotal as a Moussa Dembele-inspired Lyon upset the odds to knock Man City out of the Champions League.Man City cracked the Lyon defence wide open in the early stages, though Sterling’s close-range cutback was cleared by the outstretched leg of a Lyon defender with Gabriel Jesus poised to strike. Lyon’s first opportunity came from a corner after City’s clearance fell straight to centre-half Marcelo.The Brazilian chested the ball down and unleashed a fierce low drive that drew a smart stop from Ederson.Despite ceding the majority of possession to City, Lyon took the lead in the 24th minute.Karl Toko Ekambi latched onto a lofted through ball after Kyle Walker played the forward onside, with the ball breaking to Maxwel Cornet following Eric Garcia’s last-ditch tackle.The Ivorian’s accurate first-time finish caught Ederson out at the near post as Lyon took a surprising 1-0 lead. Pep Guardiola’s men attempted to raise the tempo of their play, and Sterling turned provider for Rodri in a chance the Spaniard should’ve done better with.Sterling’s fake cross left one defender in his wake and cut the ball back to Rodri, but his shot was scuffed and hit too central to truly trouble the Lyon goalkeeper.An exquisite pass from De Bruyne then set Sterling away, but his finish like Rodri’s wasn’t sufficient to level the scores as half-time approached.City once again retained the bulk of possession following the break, but chances from open play were proving difficult to carve out against a resilient and energetic Lyon side.Kevin De Bruyne stung the hands of Anthony Lopes from a free kick just before the hour mark, but failed to hit the target from an even better position moments later. The Belgian found the mark at the third time of asking in the 67th minute after neat work set Sterling scampering away down the left.The England forward found De Bruyne unmarked inside the box and the Belgian duly tucked away first-time to level the scores at 1-1.Jesus then forced Lopes into a smart near-post save as City got their tails up, but failed to score form an even better chance moments later.Lyon then hit City on the break and retook the lead through substitute Moussa Dembele, but the goal was not without its controversy.RelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says UCL: Benfica kicked out by player who left club one week earlier + other results A VAR check ruled out a possible foul in the build-up, and adjudged a Lyon attacker not to have been interfering with play after the through ball that set Dembele haring down on goal had passed between his legs.The match then turned on its head as Raheem Sterling somehow missed an open goal from barely six yards, then Lyon tore down the other end minutes later and made it 3-1 through Dembele after Ederson failed to adequately clear the initial shot.City pushed desperately to get back into the game, but time was always against them as their Champions League campaign came to a close at the quarter-final stage.Tags: EdersonGabriel JesusLyonMoussa DembelePep GuardiolaRaheem SterlingUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more

Judicial Nominating Commission has 19 applicants for Iowa Supreme Court opening

first_imgDES MOINES — More than a dozen people are seeking the open spot on the state’s highest court.Nineteen people have applied to the State Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the open spot on the Iowa Supreme Court created by the retirement of Justice Daryl Hecht on December 13th. They include nine judges currently serving on lower courts, two assistant U.S. attorneys, one county attorney, an assistant in the Iowa Attorney General’s office, and six attorneys in private practice.The nominating commission will meet and interview any of the applicants who were not interviewed for the vacancy on the court last fall before moving ahead with a decision. The interviews are open to the public and will be streamed live by the court.The commission will cut the field down to three people, and then give those names  to the governor to select one to fill the spot.Here are the applicants:Joel Barrows, District Court Judge, Seventh Judicial District, BettendorfRomonda Belcher, District Associate Judge, Fifth Judicial District, Des MoinesMary Chicchelly, District Court Judge, Sixth Judicial District, Cedar RapidsJean Dickson, Attorney, Betty, Neuman & McMahon, PLC, BettendorfDavid Faith II, Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of Iowa, IndianolaTimothy Gartin, Attorney, Hastings, Gartin & Boettger, AmesMyron Gookin, District Court Judge, Eighth Judicial District, FairfieldCeCelia Ibson, Attorney, Ibson Law Firm, Des MoinesChristine Lebron-Dykeman, Attorney, McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC, Des MoinesKellyann Lekar, District Court Judge, First Judicial District, WaterlooChristopher McDonald, Court of Appeals Judge, Iowa Court of Appeals, Des MoinesCraig Nierman, Attorney, Phelan, Tucker, Mullen, Walker, Tucker & Gelman, LLP, Iowa CityAlan Ostergren, Muscatine County Attorney, MuscatineDavid Porter, District Court Judge, Fifth Judicial District, JohnstonDustria Relph, District Court Judge, Fifth Judicial District, CorydonElisabeth Reynoldson, Attorney, Reynoldson & Van Werden, L.L.P., OsceolaPatrick Tott, District Court Judge, Third Judicial District, Sioux CityMolly Weber, Assistant Attorney General, Iowa Attorney General’s Office, AdelLisa Williams, Assistant United States Attorney, US Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Iowa, Iowa Citylast_img read more