Barcelona urged to sign Manchester United forward or Arsenal star to succeed Luis Suarez

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 5 Feb 2019 11:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has made a bright start to his Arsenal career (Picture: Getty)‘But, for me, I think the best one is Marcus Rashford.’Rashford predominantly played on the wings under former Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho but has now established himself as United’s new number one frontman, ahead of Romelu Lukaku.Speaking about Rashford last month, Solskjaer said: ‘He’s got frightening pace, he’s now become stronger, he can hold the ball up for us and he’s a great link player.‘He can become a top, top one [striker]. We can talk about Harry Kane and his class, and I’m sure Marcus has got the potential to get up there. He’s been brought up here.’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 movesDanny Murphy, the former Liverpool and England midfielder, believes the form of Rashford could force Lukaku to leave United in the summer.‘I don’t think Lukaku will want to be a number two, he’ll want to be the main man somewhere,’ he told talkSPORT.‘I think Rashford has become the main striker who plays in all the big games for Man United.‘And I don’t think Lukaku is going to sit around as Rashford’s understudy, I think he could go in the summer.’MORE: Zlatan Ibrahimovic reveals advice to struggling Man Utd star Victor Lindelof Barcelona urged to sign Manchester United forward or Arsenal star to succeed Luis Suarez Marcus Rashford has scored 13 goals for Manchester United this season (Picture: Getty)center_img Advertisement Barcelona legend Patrick Kluivert has discussed Luis Suarez’s potential successors (Picture: Getty)Patrick Kluivert believes Premier League stars Marcus Rashford and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are capable of succeeding Luis Suarez at Barcelona.Suarez has been one of the most prolific goalscorers in Europe over the past decade, scoring 168 goals in 227 appearances for Barca.Despite the 32-year-old Uruguayan still being a lethal presence in front of goal, Barca are said to be scouring the market for his potential successor.And Dutch legend Kluivert believes Manchester United forward Rashford and Arsenal star Aubameyang are both capable of thriving at the Nou Camp.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityEngland international Rashford has scored 13 goals this season – thriving under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – while Aubameyang has made a bright start to his Gunners career.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I like Marcus Rashford, a lot. It will be really difficult to get him over [to Barcelona],’ Kluivert told Sport360.‘But he is a good player. I don’t see a lot of players who can play in Barcelona. [Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang, perhaps he can play.‘There is not a lot. Maybe some players who can play in La Liga, young players. Commentlast_img read more

Friday people roundup

first_imgVBDO – Angélique Laskewitz has succeeded Giuseppe van der Helm as chief executive at the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development. Since 2011, Laskewitz has been an independent consultant for sustainability management. Before then, she held several positions for change management, human resources and governance at banks and insurers, and has also run her own advice bureau, ALMC, since 2002.Amundi AM – Marjolein van Dongen has been appointed business development manager. She will be tasked with improving Amundi’s position in the distribution market in the Netherlands. Van Dongen has worked at private bank Van Lanschot for the last 10 years. She is to succeed Ernst Osinga.Quoniam Asset Management – Ulrich Koal, head of international sales and client service and branch manager of Quoniam’s UK office, is to leave the company after 10 years. He is succeeded by Barbara Wokurka, with whom Koal has worked since 2007.UniCredit – Tom Currie and Florian Sommer have been promoted to co-heads of the International Financial Sponsor Solutions team in London. They succeed David Vials, who assumes the new role of UniCredit’s head of Corporate Coverage UK. NN IP, Mercer Benelux, GMO, Delta Lloyd AM, MN, Pensionskasse Swiss Re, VBDO, Amundi AM, Quoniam Asset Management, UniCreditNN IP – Jeroen Wilbrink has been named senior client adviser on the Integrated Client Solutions Team. He is to advise Dutch pension funds on asset management, investment strategies and risk management. Wilbrink has been head of investment solutions at Mercer Benelux since 2012 and held positions at several large investment banks and asset managers over the last 20 years. Separately, Jared Lou was appointed to the emerging-market debt team, focusing on hard currency strategies for Latin America. Lou has served as a country analyst in the EMD team at US asset manager GMO since 2012.Delta Lloyd AM – Arnoud Diemers has been appointed investment manager at Delta Lloyd Asset Management, responsible for equities, fixed income sovereigns and trading. Diemers succeeds Sandor Steverink, who is to leave the company on 1 June. Diemers is head of domestic equities and commodities at the €114bn asset manager MN. He has also worked at Theodoor Gilissen, ING IM and ABN AMRO.Pensionskasse Swiss Re – Brigitte Schmid, managing director at the CHF3.5bn (€3.2bn) pension fund of Swiss Reinsurance, is leaving at the end of May to go into early retirement after 17 years at the Pensionskasse. Schmid will be replaced by Monika Maeder, most recently managing director at the pension fund of Panalpina Welttransport, a supply chain and logistics company. Following Maeder’s resignation, the Panalpina pension fund board of trustees decided to outsource the pension fund management and, following a tender process, selected Avadis Vorsorge to act as the fund’s general manager, as of 1 April.last_img read more

Ethnic diversity on boards is growing in importance, survey finds

first_imgThe diversity of company boards stands to be a “key factor” in deciding whether or not to invest, according to a survey by executive search firm Green Park.The poll of 63 institutional investors found that more than half (56%) believed the ethnic diversity of company boards would become more important in the next five years. Only 6% said they thought this factor was an important element of decision making currently.Green Park also asked investors for their theories as to why the majority of company boards were all-white. Half of respondents said companies tended to appoint senior leaders in their own image and were slow to change. More than a third (37%) said boards didn’t understand the financial benefits of diversity at board level.“Institutional investors increasingly recognise companies with homogenous all white boards aren’t best placed to deliver future success,” said Raj Tulsiani, CEO of Green Park. “Regressive companies with a mono-cultural leadership don’t represent the diverse views of their employees, business partners or customers. “Indeed, firms without a demonstrably diverse workforce may struggle to attract investment and funding in future. Progressive investment professionals recognise that firms need to increase their diversity pipelines immediately, to deliver effective succession plans for the future.”However, other results within Green Park’s survey indicated that there was not a strong consensus about the benefits of diversity. A quarter said they didn’t think boards needed to be more diverse, while 30% said an ethnically diverse board would not have a commercial impact on a company.In addition, more than half of respondents said companies wanted to avoid positive discrimination by hiring to hit quotas rather than recruiting the best talent.Green Park cited a McKinsey survey from 2015 and argued that “companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity are 35% more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians”.last_img read more

Prisca Julien is Woman of the Bible 2014

first_img Share Share EntertainmentFaithLifestyleLocalNews Prisca Julien is Woman of the Bible 2014 by: – July 14, 2014 Sharing is caring! 310 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Share Prisca Julien: Woman of the Bible 2014.Prisca Julien of the Coulibistrie Gospel Mission is the 2014 Woman of the Bible contest winner. Julien, who portrayed Rahab the Harlot, defeated ten other contestants for the title and also captured the best talent award at the Arawak House of Culture in Roseau on July 13, 2014.Leah Dodds, of the People’s Pentecostal Church, who emerged 1st runner up, portrayed the woman at the well.Andesse Thomas of God’s Family House of Worship in Portsmouth, who portrayed Mirium, was 2nd runner up, while Almira Lewis of the Rhema Center in Grand Bay, who depicted Abigail, captured the awards for best speech and best at bible knowledge.Amanda Lincia Barrie of the Living Hope Fellowship Church of Massacre, who portrayed Sarah, won the life skills award.The contest went through a number of competing rounds including talent, speech, elegance and biblical knowledge segment where the ladies brought to life the biblical wear of that era, portraying a queen or Heroine of the Bible. The other contestants were:Josian Auguiste of Faith Community Church, Mahaut who portrayed MARY MAGDALENE;Melanda Caesar of Soufriere CUC who depicted LEAH;Stanna Fontaine of Dubique Gospel Mission church who depicted JEPHTHAH’S DAUAGHTER;Julie-Ann Charles of Layou CUC who depicted QUEEN OF SHEBA;Philsia Pendenque of Warner Seventh Day Adventist Church who depicted QUEEN ESTHER andDanielle Vital of Deliverance Baptist Church in Goodwill portrayed HANNAH.Each contestant was presented with a token of appreciation.Here are some moments:– / 38Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

One and Done revisited

first_imgThe real problem with “one and done” is what happens to the kids after they sign the big contract.  First and foremost, some simply don’t make it after one year in the pros.  Secondly, this is nice money but it is also money that they have never had in their hands before.  Too much of this money gets spent on foolishness; and, when you consider the average pro life is less than 5 years, they are out of their money very quickly.The pro teams try to help these young men with investing their money, but few of them listen to the advice.  They spend this money on fast cars, questionable girlfriends, and partying with their buddies.  Let’s face it, that is what they have always done with whatever money they have had.If you keep these kids in school 3 years, they must pass classes to stay eligible; and thus, they will get some kind of education.  Universities can provide great tutoring services for these young men and then, if they don’t make it in the pros, they at least have some college education to hopefully fall back on.  Not all of them can join ESPN as announcers!last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Freshman Team Tame Lady Lions

first_imgBatesville Freshman beat Rushville with impressive all around serving display 25-13, 25-5.Batesville Freshman VB vs. Rushville (8-22)Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.last_img

Rowe Park Rumbles for Maiden GOtv Boxing Mini

first_imgIn a bid t to provide more frequent opportunities for boxers for them to get the requisite number of fights to make them eligible for sub-regional, continental and international title bouts, Flykite Promotions has birthed GOtv Boxing Mini.According to the CEO of the promotion company, Jenkins Alumona, “Our boxers have, despite the best efforts of GOtv Boxing Night, inadequate opportunities to fight and build their fight records, which they need to become eligible for international titles. GOtv Boxing Night Mini, which will be staged with more frequency than the main event, will address this challenge.”Meanwhile, boxers billed to fight at the maiden edition of GOtv Boxing Night Mini have been talking tough ahead of the event billed to hold today at the Rowe Park Sports Complex, Yaba, Lagos. Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, who is billed to take on Ola Adebakin in a national lightweight challenge, declared himself ready, willing and able to see off his opponent without fuss.“I am unstoppable. Tell Adebakin that he will see hell. I don’t even need to exert myself. I’m sufficiently prepared and he’d feel the full force of my preparation,” he said.The lesser known Adebakin, however, responded that while he was an underdog, he would show Oladosu that underdogs could bite and dangerously, too. He bragged that he would inflict on the WABU champion his first defeat as a professional.  “Real One might be better known, but that will count for nothing when we step into the ring. He isn’t familiar with me, but  I know him well, including his weaknesses. I’m ready to exploit this and put him where he belongs: on the canvas,” he bragged.WABU welterweight champion, Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, is also in war mood,  issuing a strong warning to his opponent, Dennis “The Range” Mba. He said he had seen media reports quoting Mba as threatening him with defeat, something for which he would make him pay. “I’ve seen him boast in media reports, but he’ll be sorry at the end of the fight. He’d be treated like every other opponent who’s been foolish enough to face me,” he raved. Waheed “Showmax” Shogbamu and Semiu “Jagaban” Olopade have similarly swapped boasts, with the former vowing to leave his opponent in tears and blood.Also, Ogunsemilore, who is billed to take on take on Omowunmi “Mummy’s Pet” Akinsanya in a national super featherweight challenge, said she expects to win the bout and improve her fight record.“I am well prepared for this fight and I am primed to ensure Akinsanya continues to remain a “Mummy’s Pet” in the ring. I really need the win in order to show that my nascent boxing career is really progressing,” she said.Meanwhile, organisers of the maiden edition of GOtv Boxing Night Mini, have assured fans going to the event today of adequate security.Speaking on the event, Alumona, said necessary arrangements had been put in place to ensure the safety of the boxers, officials and the fans at the event venue.“Preparations have been put in place regarding top-level security. This is the inaugural edition of GOtv Boxing Night Mini and it is important that from this very edition we prioritise the security of everyone who will be at the venue,” he said. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Lampard Insists on Chelsea’s Champions League Ambition

first_imgDespite that, Lampard insists the situation is in his players’ hands and they are not affected by the fate of Manchester City.‘I was pretty neutral on it, I just listened to the verdict this morning,’ he said at his pre-Norwich press conference yesterday.‘I genuinely don’t see beyond the games in hand, we have a few games and we want to win them and see if it gets us Champions League football. I was never pinning my hopes on [the verdict]. If we win enough games, we can get in.‘We’re sitting third, it’s in our hands. I wouldn’t have liked the players to have thought, “oh there’s an extra place, we can relax a little bit.”‘Chelsea go into their next game against Norwich tonight following a worrying 3-0 defeat against Sheffield United at the weekend.Lampard’s side were soundly beaten at Bramall Lane, with David McGoldrick netting a brace for the unlikely Europa League chasers.Against Norwich, the Blues will once again be without Ngolo Kante, but Andreas Christensen returns for selection.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Chelsea Manager, Frank Lampard insists the decision to overturn Manchester City’s two-year Champions League ban will not affect his Chelsea players in their final three games of the Premier League season.The Blues are currently third in the table but face a hard-fought battle with the likes of Manchester United, Leicester and Wolves for the final top-four place.If City’s ban had been upheld, fifth place would have been good enough for Europe’s premier competition next season, but now Chelsea need fourth.last_img read more

More students apply to trips over breaks

first_imgApplications for Alternative Winter Break are due by 5:00 p.m. Friday. Applications for Alternative Spring Break are due by 5:00 p.m. on Oct. 12. With each coming year, Alternative Break programs are becoming the hot option for students looking to make the most out of their winter or spring vacations. This year, an increase in student interest caused student coordinators to plan 13 trips, including a new destination in India.The program has evolved from offering eight trips in 2009 as interest has increased. Last year, the volunteer center received a total of 269 applications for approximately 225 available spots.The center expects an even greater level of interest this year.“We’ve grown in the number of trips and in the amount of student interest every year,” said Kate Johnson, the graduate assistant for the Alternative Break programs. “Student coordinators have really become the advocates for the focus of their trip and inspire their participants.”The specific focuses of the trips range from hunger and homelessness to juvenile reform. Each program is planned by student coordinators for their peers.“It’s a great opportunity because they learn,” said Joenique Rose, program manager for Alternative Breaks and Community Partners. “They’ve grown, and they show leadership qualities and skills they’ve built on their trip and then they’re able to bring it back again for their fellow peers here at USC.”The most recent addition, a two-week winter break trip to India, is the brainchild of Alternative Break student coordinator Molly Barnes, a senior majoring in fine arts who has been volunteering in India since she was 17.“I was visiting an art exhibit at the Skirball Museum [in Los Angeles] showcasing violence and domestic abuse, health issues and sex trafficking in different countries,” Barnes said. “I was looking at the content of the exhibit at USC and wondered, ‘Why not have a trip to India?’”Students participating in Barnes’ program will volunteer in the 3,000-population community of Banjara Basti where they will introduce a new financial literacy program to help locals living in poverty.As part of the trip, students will not only give their services to the Banjara Basti community, but will also immerse themselves in Hindi culture during their travels. Participants will live with a family on a village farm, as well as take cooking classes, yoga and dressing workshops and visit iconic destinations, including the Taj Mahal.“The trip’s focus is sustainable education because we’re trying to blend a new curriculum for our NGO partners to hopefully create a system to bring in more volunteers, and to keep that relationship going within the slums after we leave,” Barnes said. “I’m really excited because it’s so different and this organization was not thought of until we hosted it so it’s really unique to USC. This is really a self-starter trip.”Students can fundraise to lower the cost of the all-inclusive package, which includes food, lodging, airfare and excursions. Though every trip has a cost, many students feel the experience is priceless because of the memories and friendships they get out of these trips.“In Catalina Island, we worked with the USC Wrigley center for environmental sciences and got to go scuba diving and do activities I wouldn’t have done over spring break on my own,” said Kristen Villarreal, a senior majoring in public relations. “It was pretty rewarding to feel like I helped a community during my time off instead of most options for spring break.”With increasing opportunities to provide more students the chance to travel, students are becoming increasingly attracted to a fun way of giving their service rather than relaxing their two-week vacation away.“I want to go to Guatemala to work with an elementary school because I really like working with kids and I want to go somewhere I’ve never been before,” said Sarah Schodrof, a junior majoring in acting. “It would be a mini abroad experience for me, since I’m not going abroad, while giving me opportunities for service.”Johnson hopes that students will take advantage of the program at least once during their time at USC.“By being a part of this, students are gaining a cultural awareness they may have never had before,” Johnson said. “Our hope and our goal is for students to have this firsthand experience of being an advocate and an agent for change and come back and spread it to others in their community.”last_img read more

Masiello situation bad for both sides

first_imgWill Laws is a senior majoring in print and digital journalism. His column, “Laying Down the Laws,” runs every other Friday. Earlier this week, Steve Masiello appeared to be on the upswing. He had just coached the Manhattan Jaspers to a near-upset of the Louisville Cardinals in the NCAA Tournament, coming oh-so-close to topping his mentor Rick Pitino in a battle of wits played out on a hardwood floor in Orlando, Fla. Masiello had played under Pitino as a walk-on at Kentucky and later honed his coaching skills for seven years alongside the tactical legend at Louisville. The Jaspers competed fiercely against the Cards, leading in the last two minutes, before falling valiantly 71-64.Grantland’s Jordan Conn had followed Masiello and his team during preparation for and participation in March Madness, and the resulting (excellent) article painted Masiello as an expert game planner, effective motivator and a generally good guy who cared deeply about his players. By the end of the first weekend of NCAA Tournament play, multiple media outlets were reporting that Masiello had reached an agreement to become the head coach at the University of South Florida.But that all changed after USF conducted a standard background check on Masiello,through which they discovered that he had not graduated from Kentucky. Masiello had attended UK from the fall of 1996 to the summer of 2000, but didn’t manage to walk away with a bachelor’s in communications, as his resume claimed.USF rescinded its contract offer, and Manhattan placed Masiello on leave until he sorted out his degree status with Kentucky.Within a week, Masiello had gone from being a no-name coach at a school with less than 4,000 students, to the leading candidate at a school in a respected mid-major conference where he’d receive a seven-figure annual salary, to a fibber with no guaranteed job at all.The whole situation with Masiello is unfortunate. It certainly does not reflect well on his ethical standards that he would feel the need to exaggerate his academic credentials.According to the job description posted by USF, the head coaching position “requires … a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and six years experience at the high school level or above.” By that measure, the school might have been correct in denying Masiello the job. If USF is truly steadfast in not hiring coaches without at least a bachelor’s degree, then he doesn’t meet the basic qualifications. And, quite honestly, his head coaching credentials aren’t all that impressive — Manhattan wasn’t the best team in their conference this year, only making the big dance after winning their conference tournament.But if USF refused to hire him based solely on the fact that he told a white lie about not graduating — and likely being a credit or two short of earning the degree — then that seems quite silly to me.Sure, they might face some initial backlash from fans and pundits who would wring their hands about what the resume-cushioning says about Masiello’s integrity. I can already hear Skip Bayless yelling, “What the University of South Florida has done here … is hire a liar to coach their student-athletes!”But I would challenge USF to find anyone in their athletic department who hasn’t slightly embellished their accomplishments on their resume before, and there have certainly been equally poor or worse examples of coaches falsifying educational records, when the coaches still have gotten the benefit of the doubt and proven their future employers correct for trusting them.George O’Leary was hired by Notre Dame back in 2001 to fill the school’s prestigious head football coaching post. Days after his appointment, it was discovered that not only had O’Leary never earned a master’s degree from “NYU-Stony Brook University” — but also that the school didn’t even exist. Notre Dame forced him to resign and O’Leary retreated to the NFL for a few years.Now, O’Leary is the head coach at University of Central Florida, where he’s been since 2004. The Golden Knights had their best season in program history last year, logging an impressive 11-1 record before upsetting Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl as the biggest underdog in BCS bowl history. But his success hasn’t just been reflected in the Knights’ on-field performance; in his first season at the helm, the Knights set the school’s Division I-A record for team GPA. They’d surpass that mark the next season and place more student-athletes on Conference USA’s Commissioner Honor Roll than any other team. The squad’s cumulative GPA has continued to rise under O’Leary’s watch, from 2.78 in his first year to 2.99 in 2009.Now, I’m not saying that Notre Dame was incorrect in forcing O’Leary to leave South Bend. But O’Leary making up a school is a far worse lie than Masiello saying he didn’t graduate from a school that he was probably quite close to obtaining a degree from. And Masiello shouldn’t be vilified for doing something that the vast majority of Americans probably do — albeit, untruthfully.Still, ask yourself — do you want every company you apply to work for in the future to ensure that you’re really “conversationally proficient” in that obscure foreign language you took in college to satisfy that diversity requirement?last_img read more