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A debt driven investment market

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Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger mocks Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez

first_imgAnthony Martial has emerged as the Norwegian’s first choice on the left wing and cemented his place for tonight’s game with a goal and an assist during Saturday’s comfortable win over Fulham at Craven Cottage.ADVERTISEMENTCommenting on Sanchez’s alarming fall from grace, Wenger told beIN Sport: ‘He has lost his place and plays in the same position as Martial.‘Today who would dispute that Martial is indispensable for Man United? He plays and that’s competition and that’s fair competition in my opinion.’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 Anthony Martial signed a new long-term contract at Man Utd earlier this month (Picture: Getty) Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger mocks Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez Comment Alexis Sanchez has flopped since his move to Man Utd from Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsene Wenger insists Alexis Sanchez can have no arguments at being restricted to a place on Manchester United’s substitutes’ bench for Tuesday’s heavyweight Champions League clash against PSG at Old Trafford.The Chile international swapped the Emirates for Old Trafford last January but has struggled to rediscover the form which saw him regarded as one of the Premier League’s most revered forwards during his time under Wenger’s tutelage.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has won 10 of his 11 matches since taking over from Jose Mourinho but, like his predecessor, has found little or no room for Sanchez in his best XI.AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: 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 City Martial on Solskjaer’s impact ‘He [Solskjaer] is asking me to attack more, that’s my job after all”, Martial said on Monday.‘He’s asking me to be more decisive. I can only say we all hope we can continue to play like this.’ Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 12 Feb 2019 8:09 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShareslast_img read more

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Danish roundup: Industriens, PKA

first_imgDanish labour-market pension fund Industriens Pension has said it will press ahead with its strategy of overweighting equities and underweighting bonds despite suffering a 0.9% loss on domestic shares in the third quarter of this year.Reporting financial results for the nine months between January and September, the fund – which covers workers in the industrial sector – said its overall return on investments in the period was DKK9.4bn (€1.26bn), equating to 8.2% before tax.In the first half of the year, the return was high as a result of rising prices for both shares and bonds, Industriens Pension said, adding that, in September, financial markets had been hit by turbulence.Overall, the investment return in the third quarter was just 1.4%, it said. In the first half of the year, the pension fund’s holdings in Danish shares returned 19.8%, but in the third quarter they made a loss of 0.9%, according to the interim data.Jan Østergaard, investment director at Industriens, said: “But this doesn’t change the fact Danish shares are still the asset class that has developed the most positively this year.”Industriens was one of the country’s biggest investors in Danish businesses, he said.Østergaard said there was still some uncertainty on the financial markets, but that the pension fund expected to see positive development in the global economy for the rest of the year and into 2015.“For this reason, we will continue to invest with an overweight position in equities and an underweight position in government bonds,” he said.Henrik Nøhr Poulsen, head of investments, said the fund had been adding to its equities investments in the first nine months of the year, achieving this by buying into some of the market corrections that had happened – including the dip that occurred in October.“We have also continued building up our alternatives, and that is a two-leg strategy, through funds and private equity,” he told IPE.Pension contributions increased during the reporting period due to the improved job situation for industrial workers in Denmark, the pension fund said, without giving figures.Industriens’ total assets rose to DKK124bn at the end of September from DKK116bn at the end of December 2013.Meanwhile, PKA reported that the alternative investments it has added to the portfolio over the last few years outpaced its overall investment return in the first nine months of this year, generating 13.4%.In interim financial figures released today, PKA – which runs three labour-market pension funds in the social and healthcare sectors – said the overall return was DKK15.4bn, or 8.5%.Returns were positive in all asset classes between January and September, it said, attributing the high level of overall return to falling interest rates in the period.Peter Damgaard Jensen, PKA’s managing director, said: “In the last five years, PKA has had an average annual return of 10% at the same time as having increased the spread of risk.”This is due, not least, to the fund’s alternative investment holdings, which it will continue to focus on in future, he said.“The results show that the shift away from equities to alternatives has succeeded,” Damgaard Jensen said.PKA said it had focused on alternative investments that gave a reasonable, stable return with relatively low risk, which also helped address climate challenges.Bonds and other interest-bearing assets generated a return of 13.8% in the nine-month period, mainly due to falling interest rates and investments in Southern Europe, PKA said.Listed shares and private equity funds returned 7.6% and 12% respectively, it said.last_img read more

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Canada’s Jack Layton takes leave to fight cancer

first_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Share HealthLifestylePolitics Canada’s Jack Layton takes leave to fight cancer by: – July 26, 2011center_img Share 12 Views   no discussions Mr Layton formerly served on the Toronto City Council and briefly served as the city’s deputy mayorCanada’s opposition leader Jack Layton is stepping down temporarily to focus on his battle against cancer.The 61-year-old politician was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009 but announced on Monday that he had another cancer elsewhere.Mr Layton said that he was determined to return to the political front line.Analysts say his leadership of Canada’s left-leaning New Democratic Party over the past eight years has made it a truly national force.The party won official opposition status for the first time in its 50-year history earlier this year.“On the advice of my doctors, I am going to focus on treatment and recovery. I will therefore be taking a temporary leave of absence as leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada,” said Mr Layton.Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued a statement wishing Mr Layton a speedy and successful recovery.Analysts say Mr Layton is a resilient and effective politician who has continually challenged Stephen Harper’s Conservative government, blaming it for shortfalls in the Canadian economy.BBC Newslast_img read more

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Durant among Brooklyn Nets players diagnosed with COVID-19

first_img Loading… The injured Durant, who has yet to play for the Nets since signing for the club last year, confirmed to The Athletic website he had tested positive for the virus.“Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine. We’re going to get through this,” Durant was quoted as saying.News that the two-time NBA Finals MVP was among those who had contracted the virus came soon after the Nets confirmed four players had tested positive for COVID-19.“Four Brooklyn Nets players have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus,” the team said in a statement. “Of the four, one player is exhibiting symptoms while three are asymptomatic.“All four players are presently isolated and under the care of team physicians.”The Nets said they were notifying known contacts of the players including those from teams who played against the Nets shortly before the NBA shut down its season indefinitely on March 12.The last team to play the Nets was the Western Conference-leading Los Angeles Lakers, who were stunned 104-102 by Brooklyn on March 10.“All players and members of the Nets travel party are being asked to remain isolated, closely monitor their health and maintain constant communication with team medical staff,” the Nets said.The four cases more than double the known number of cases of COVID-19 among NBA players.Utah Jazz defensive standout Rudy Gobert was the first NBA player to test positive – his illness triggering the NBA’s current closure.Teammate Donovan Mitchell and Christian Wood of the Detroit Pistons have also tested positive for the virus.Woods was tested after reporting flu-like symptoms to the Pistons medical staff.The NBA’s Brooklyn Nets say four of their players have tested positive for the novel coronavirusRead Also: Pogba makes coronavirus fund-raising pledgeMitchell was tested after Gobert’s positive test, but had not experienced symptoms.“I don’t have any symptoms,” Mitchell said in an interview broadcast by ABC television on Monday. “I could walk down the street (and) if it wasn’t public knowledge that I was sick, you wouldn’t know it. I think that’s the scariest part about this virus.“You may seem fine, be fine. And you never know who you may be talking to, who they’re going home to.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Kevin Durant is reportedly among four Brooklyn Nets players who have tested positive for the new coronavirus and are in isolation.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti8 Surprising Ways Drones Could Be Used In The Future7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisWe’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon!last_img read more

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‘Boracay tour guide nabbed for marijuana not accredited’

first_imgILOILO City – The Department ofTourism (DOT) Region 6 disclaimed any connection to a tour guide who wasarrested by policemen for marijuana in Barangay Manoc-manoc, Boracay Island onSept. 9. Regional Director Helen Catalbas saidthe suspect, Silvino Sauz Jr. of Barangay Aslum, Ibajay, Aklan, was not aDOT-accredited tour guide and had not undergone DOT tour guiding seminar. “DOT-accredited tour guides undergotrainings. We do not tolerate this kind of act because we want our tourismfrontliners to be role models for tourists to engage only in clean fun, whichmeans no drugs,” Catalbas stressed. This is to ensure that local andforeign tourists can experience quality service while visiting touristdestinations in Western Visayas, she said. * National Bureau of Investigation(NBI) Clearance On the other hand, community-basedtour guides’ requirements include Certificate of Training, police clearance,health certificate and mayor’s permit. Meanwhile, tour guiding training runsfor 30 days for regional tour guides and seven days for community-based tourguides, said Catalbas. DOT accreditation for regional tourguides requires the following: * Certificate of Training from DOT The complete list of DOT-accreditedregional and community-based tour guides is available at www.tourism.gov.ph, or visit the DOT-6 office at the ground floor of Casa Real deIloilo (Old Provincial Capitol), General Luna Street, Iloilo City./PNcenter_img * health certificate Catalbas said DOT-6 encourageseveryone to deal only with accredited tour guides. Sauz, however, denied sellingmarijuana.  * mayor’s permit “Hindi sa akin ang mga droga. Galing ako saisang bar, pauwi na ako sakay ng motorsiklo mga 2 a.m. nang mayhumarang sa akin. Sinabihan ako na sumunod sa kanila,” the suspect saidafter his arrest. Antidrug police operatives of Malay,Aklan arrested Sauz after an undercover cop bought from him marijuana. Every participant in the training willreceive a Certificate of Attendance and those who will pass the examinationwill have another certificate – the Certificate of Training. At the end of the trainingparticipants have to take an examination composed of written, oral reportingand graded mock tour. last_img read more

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12 Iloilo towns log zero COVID-19 cases

first_img“Majority of the cases are LSIs and returning OFWs,” Reyes told Panay News. * 2nd District – Alimodian, Leganes, Santa Barbara, Zarraga, Pavia, and Leon * 47-year-old female (Patient No. 284) These are the towns grouped by district: * 3rd District – Lambunao, Janiuay, Mina, Pototan, and Bingawan * 41-year-old male (Patient No. 28), recovered * 20-year-old female (Patient No. 287) * 33-year-old female (Patient No. 58), recovered * 5th District – San Dionisio, Carles, Balasan, Barotac Viejo, Batad, and Estancia * 70-year-old male (Patient No. 16), died According to Reyes, COVID-1 9 cases in Region 6 spiked, particularly in Iloilo province, when LSIs and OFWs started returning home. * 46-year-old-female (Patient No. 283) * 1st District – Oton, Guimbal, Miag-ao, San Joaquin, Tigbauan, Igbaras, and Tubungan * 23-year-old female (Patient No. 286) * 32-year-old male (Patient No. 183), facility quarantined * 27-year-old female (Patient No. 279) * 28-year-old female (Patient No. 281) According to Dr. Renilyn Reyes, head of DOH-6’s Public Health Program Development, 32 towns have COVID-19 cases mostly involving locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). There were only a few  local transmissions or indigenous cases. * 55-year-old female (Patient No. 282) COVID-19 can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. DOH-6 record also showed Alimodian having the most number of COVID-19 cases at 13, followed by Lambunao with nine cases. ILOILO – Twelve municipalities in this province have not recorded any case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), data from the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 as of July 3 showed. * 39-year-old female (Patient No. 27), recovered * 40-year-old female (Patient No. 289) * 4th District – Anilao, Dumangas, Passi City, Dingle, Dueñas, Barotac Nuevo, and Banate * 16-year-old female (Patient No. 278) * 22-year-old-male (Patient No. 151), recovered Meanwhile, Lambunao’s nine cases were the following: * 44-year-old female  (Patient No. 25), recovered The temporary halt in the return of LSIs could somehow temper the spike, she said. * 70-year-old female (Patient No. 29), recovered * 45-year-old female (Patient No. 285) * 48-year-old female (Patient No. 30), recovered * 13-year-old female (Patient No. 288) * three-year-old male (Patient No. 280) These were the towns of Cabatuan, Badiangan, Ajuy, Concepcion, Lemery, San Enrique, Sara, Maasin, San Miguel, San Rafael, New Lucena, and Calinog. The 13 Alimodian cases were the following: Reyes again reminded the public to continue observing public health safety protocols – wearing of facemask, physical distancing and washing of hands./PNlast_img read more

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Golden Jaguars tackle Reggae Boyz tonight … Both coaches expect a good game

first_imgTHE MUCH-awaited clash between Caribbean Cup champions Jamaica and Guyana’s Golden Jaguars will take place this eveinhg at the Leonora Stadium, beginning at 20:00hrs.While both coaches were conservative in making any predictions as to the outcome, they promised a game of quality.At a Guyana Football Federation’s press briefing yesterday at the Signature Inn in Queenstown, head coach of the Reggae Boyz, Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore told the media that the passage of hurricane Matthew prevented his squad from having any training session.The former original Reggae Boyz player said he was “looking forward to a good and competitive game’. Whitmore who was just named interim head coach for the 3rd round games, added that the commitment and experience of the players would be key to the team’s success.The Captains, Jamaica's Jevaughn Watson (L) and Guyana's Christopher Nurse (R).The Captains, Jamaica’s Jevaughn Watson (L) and Guyana’s Christopher Nurse (R).“It’s a very difficult situation. We did not get a chance to put in a decent training session so we have to focus more on the experience of the players. Their commitment is going to play a great role. We know that Guyana lost to Suriname so they would want to get something out of the game. We just have to remain positive and get something out of the game,” Whitmore stated.His counterpart, Jamal Shabazz also wants his charges to be positive. “We are desperate to get a positive result because we want to remain in the competition and this game provides a slight opportunity for us. We now have got to forget about the reputation of Jamaica and think positive, think like hosts. They come to our doorsteps and we have got to approach it with the courage and confidence that is necessary.“For us, we have taken away the pressure from ourselves because we are very focused on wanting to give of our best,” the Trinbagonian said.Shabazz hinted that there might be a few changes to the starting line-up and declared that ‘where we lack in fitness or match-readiness, I think we’ll make up in enthusiasm.’Golden Jaguars captain Christopher Nurse implored the fans to come out and support the team as it could be motivation for the team to perform better.The Coaches, Theodore Whitmore of Jamaica (L) and Guyana's Jamal Shabazz (R)The Coaches, Theodore Whitmore of Jamaica (L) and Guyana’s Jamal Shabazz (R)“It is important for the public to know that getting behind the team can give them that extra energy, especially home here in Guyana. The players always find a little extra boost, regardless of the fitness level. And the fans play a key role in giving them that extra motivation,” Nurse revealed.Captain of the Reggae Boyz, Jevaughn Watson was expressively confident in his brief remarks. “It’s going to be a quality game because they have very good players and they are going to come out and put their best foot forward; so we are going to do the same.“We like competitive games and we are here to win a game. It’s not going to be easy because they are a good team. At the end of the day we intend to come away with 3 points.”last_img read more

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Klinger: Syracuse needs Hunt for better-than-average place among ACC offenses

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Editor’s note: This column was in response to the question: Can this Syracuse offense be above average in the Atlantic Coast Conference with Terrel Hunt at the helm? This column answers “yes”, click here  for the column that answers “no.”Syracuse already is a better-than-average Atlantic Coast Conference offense. The Orange averages 450.5 yards per game, good for fourth in the ACC and just four yards per game behind Florida State.Yep, No. 1-team-in-the-country, thoroughly-above-average Florida State. The Seminoles do score a lot more than SU, as does every team in the conference with the exception of Wake Forest. Syracuse is good at everything except avoiding drive-killing penalties and actually scoring.It’s not a question of whether or not Terrel Hunt can lead the Orange offense to the top half of the ACC. He’s doing that right now, leading SU to all but the end zone. What’s stopping him, he’s improving on. What’s stopping the rest of the team, is fixable — especially with Hunt on the field.He makes the slow-to-start running backs better. Every week, opposing coaches have to game plan for the physical fact that Hunt can run when his backs can’t find holes and his receivers can’t get open.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“You just know he’s going to stand in there,” SU wide receiver Ben Lewis said. “He’s going to come out with confidence and you can always rely on him.”As the rest of the Orange’s most talented offensive players drop with injuries, Hunt, the man to lead SU into ACC relevance, remains. He also runs, throws and absorbs tackles. He plays through a sore hip and leads an offense that, without him, wouldn’t be suited for a television audience.Sure, there are cute, embarrassing stats to laugh at. Syracuse punter Riley Dixon has as many touchdown passes as Hunt this season. Dixon — bless his heart — was also the team’s leading rusher against Notre Dame.But while Syracuse is without Brisly Estime and Ashton Broyld and protection in right tackle Ivan Foy, it regains Josh Parris, a player who teammates and coaches alike have singled out as having an uncanny connection with Hunt.More than a target, the 6-foot-4, 245-pound tight end can give the Orange a calm it’s has lacked when it nears the end zone.“Just a sense of comfort,” Hunt said Tuesday of what a healthy Parris provides. “Because this whole camp I was just putting the ball anywhere I wanted to and he was catching it. His confidence helped him a lot. He became a great player and he’s got a lot to prove, so I’m just excited to watch him do it.”It’s hard to be excited about tight end depth chart minutiae if you’re a Syracuse fan. That lifestyle choice makes a lot of things difficult this time of year.Hunt isn’t the one not scoring, though. If Scott Shafer and the SU coaching staff can’t get their offensive lineman to wait to move until the ball is snapped, then this isn’t a quarterback problem.But Hunt and offensive coordinator George McDonald said they’re simplifying snap counts.SU struggled against Villanova because Hunt punched a linebacker in the facemask. He doesn’t do that anymore. Untimely penalties and simple incompletions shut Syracuse out of games against Maryland and Notre Dame.Still, every week, quarterbacks coach Tim Lester praises Hunt’s improving decision-making.It’s important to remember that Syracuse wouldn’t have been in those games against Maryland and Notre Dame —one of the best defenses the Orange will face this year, executing its game plan to near perfection — without Hunt.“I think it’s easy to hate a quarterback if you don’t like the quarterback,” SU offensive coordinator McDonald said.So don’t hate the man who’s carried SU farther than anyone else this season, producing among the ACC’s best. All that’s missing from Syracuse’s offense is points. Hunt’s the one who will score them. Comments Published on October 2, 2014 at 11:42 pmlast_img read more

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Captain Jackie Firenze prepares for final game in Syracuse uniform

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 28, 2015 at 8:29 pm Contact Matt: mralex01@syr.edu Jackie Firenze looked like she was starting to tear up.She said she doesn’t like to think about it, but 10 days before her final game at Syracuse, the senior was forced with to think about the inevitable. “It kind of sucks,” she said.Firenze, a two-year captain, has been a leader for the Orange long before she was granted the privilege of wearing the black and white striped band on her right arm. On Saturday, she’ll take the field for the final time as Syracuse (7-10-1, 3-6 Atlantic Coast) hosts No. 7 Clemson (12-3-1, 6-3) at 1 p.m. at SU Soccer Stadium.“Jackie, she’s been crying about it,” her mother, Kelly Firenze, said. “She’s been struggling … especially as it gets closer, knowing that the end is (near).”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe beginning, however, started well before taking the field as a freshman in 2012. The Baldwinsville resident grew up an Orange fan and attended women’s soccer games even before Syracuse head coach Phil Wheddon held the position.When it came time to choose a college, Firenze originally committed to Boston University, but thinking about the field she grew up attending influenced her decision to stay.“She changed her mind at the end and she said, ‘Why would I want to go anywhere else?’” Kelly said.As a freshman, Wheddon said the thing that stood out most about Firenze was an edge to her that he said was probably higher than some of his older players.He said the coaches looked at Firenze then and knew she’d be a captain at some point in her Syracuse career.“Of course it’s challenging stepping into a role where you have a lot more responsibilities,” Firenze said. “But I think I was ready for it.”Firenze said any difficulties adjusting to the new position were lessened by what she learned from Alyscha Mottershead and Jenna Rickan, the two captains her freshman year she credits for helping to mold her into the leader she is now.On the field, Firenze is a vocal presence. She can often be seen shouting directions to teammates and motioning across the field. After a 0-0 tie against Cornell on Sept. 11 — the third straight game SU was unable to muster a goal — Firenze was clear things had to change.She struggled to describe the cause of the scoring struggles but was adamant about figuring it out. The next day, Syracuse held a team meeting and went on to put up two goals in its next game, a 2-1 win over Colgate.The elephant in the room on offense was on the forefront of the captain’s mind.“She’s not afraid,” Wheddon said. “And this is one of the things I appreciate most about Jackie, is she’s not afraid to say the things that are uncomfortable.”On Sunday, the senior walked onto the field for the second half of SU’s game against Wake Forest. Sam Hunt’s “Leave the Night On” blared through the speakers and a proud mother beamed from the wet bleachers.Kelly talked of her favorite memory — when Firenze scored the game-winning goal against UConn her freshman year on a shot that snuck through the goalkeeper’s legs with three seconds left, the only time Syracuse has beaten UConn in the last 21 meetings between the two teams — and mentioned how all good things must come to an end.Firenze has thought of trying to play professionally after Syracuse or coaching at the college level, something her mother said would be the “dream job.” The senior isn’t sure exactly where she’ll go from here, but it won’t be far.“She’s not ready to give it up,” Kelly said. “Soccer is in her future.” Commentslast_img read more

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