He added: “Nick is a strategic thinker and has contributed hugely as part of my team. “I wish him the very best of luck and every success with the next stage of his career.”Gatwick deputy chief financial officer, Lorenzo Rebel, will take up the role on an interim basis while Gatwick begins the search for a permanent replacement. OlderDoors open at Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre, Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo- Advertisement – Gatwick chief financial officer, Nick Dunn, has stepped down from the role in order to take up a new career opportunity with CityFibre.He will assume the chief financial officer role with the alternative digital infrastructure provider. – Advertisement – Dunn joined Gatwick in 2010, building up a strong finance team and playing a significant role in the development and growth of the airport over the past ten years.Stewart Wingate, chief executive of Gatwick Airport, said: “I would personally like to thank Nick for all of his efforts at Gatwick. “I am proud to have worked closely with him over the past ten years, especially during the significant changes of recent times, which have been unprecedented in Gatwick’s history.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
PTS said in Friday’s statement that it would wait for a decision from the administrative court of appeal to decide how to proceed with auctions.Huawei told Reuters on Monday that it had no plan for more legal action and was waiting to have a constructive dialogue with Swedish authorities.Certain parts of PTS’ decision prior to the upcoming 5G auctions will not apply until further notice, the Stockholm administrative court said in a decision which would allow Huawei’s involvement in Sweden’s impending 5G spectrum auction.- Advertisement – Swedish telecoms regulator PTS will appeal a court decision against its plan to exclude Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei from its 5G networks.PTS on Monday halted 5G spectrum auctions after a court suspended parts of its earlier decision, in which it followed Britain in banning Huawei equipment from 5G networks, citing national security risks.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The Chinese company had appealed against PTS’ decision to exclude it, saying it wanted a court to check if it had been taken according to the law.“PTS will appeal the administrative court’s decision on inhibition to the next instance,” the regulator said in a statement on Friday.The auctions were originally expected to start this week and would have benefited Nokia and Ericsson as PTS had asked companies taking part to remove Huawei and ZTE equipment from their infrastructure.- Advertisement – Huawei has no plan for more legal action at this point and is waiting to have constructive dialogue with Swedish authorities, Kenneth Fredriksen, Huawei’s executive vice president, Central East Europe and Nordic Region, told Reuters.“We are willing to cooperate fully in terms of any future requirements they may put as a supplier of 5G equipment that will enable us to be a certified vendor,” he said.© Thomson Reuters 2020Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.
At today’s General Assembly of Valamar Riviera, decisions were made according to the proposals of the Management Board and the Supervisory Board, including decisions on the use of profits made in 2017, appointment of auditors, dividend payments and approval of the merger of EPIC Hospitality Holding Valamar Riviera.Shareholders of Valamar Riviera, holders of shares in the account with the Central Depository and Clearing Company (CDCC) on 15 May 2018, will be paid a dividend in the amount of HRK 0,90 per share. The dividend will be paid on June 7, 2018 from retained earnings realized in 2015 and 2016.Shareholders who wish to do so, a quarter of the dividend can be paid in Valamar Riviera share rights, which requires a handwritten statement of shareholders to be received by the CDCC no later than May 30, 2018, Valamar points out, adding that all shareholders who within this period they do not make a statement that they want the payment of dividend in rights-shares, the dividend will be paid in full in cash.Shareholders can download the statement on the Valamar Riviera website.
Advertisement Emery had been keen to reunite with Monchi after their success at Sevilla (Picture: Getty)But now Sevilla have jumped in ahead of Arsenal and offered Monchi the chance to return to the club where he forged his reputation over 17 years.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Spanish side are in need of a new director of football after the previous occupant of the role, Joaquin Caparros, was handed the managerial reigns on a caretaker basis following the dismissal of head coach Pablo Machin.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 CityPresident Jose Castro confirmed: ‘Sevilla now needs a sports director and we have looked for the best and the best is Monchi.‘Our conversations go well with him, the conversations have been very receptive. The transfer guru left Roma last week after their Champions League exit (Picture: AP)Arsenal are in danger of missing out on sporting director Monchi after Sevilla announced that they had held ‘productive’ talks with the 50-year-old about returning to the club.Monchi only left Roma last week, with the Italian side deciding to sack their manager and overhaul their structure after a disappointing Champions League exit at the hands of Porto.Arsenal have long been linked with a move for Monchi, who has spent years learning English, and need to fill the void left by Sven Mislintat’s sudden departure. Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 15 Mar 2019 3:11 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link252Shares Sevilla hijack Arsenal’s move for Monchi and confident he will return to club Advertisement Sevilla were chucked out of the Europa League by Sparta Prague and want Monchi back (Getty)‘We believe Monchi is the best choice and we’ve started negotiations with him. His receptiveness has been extraordinary. We have to agree on future plans, but both parties are optimistic.’The news is a big blow for Arsenal and Unai Emery, who had hoped to be reunited with Monchi after their success together at Sevilla – winning the Europa League in three straight seasons.Ajax chief Marc Overmars, who played for Arsenal two decades ago, is the likeliest alternative to Monchi should he join Sevilla, and has enjoyed great success at the Dutch club since 2012.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal
Advertisement Shane Long scored the fastest goal in Premier League history after just seven seconds for Southampton against Watford (Picture: Getty)Shane Long has created history by scoring the fastest ever Premier League goal for Southampton against Watford.The FA Cup finalists conceded in bizarre fashion just over a week ago when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang charged down Ben Foster’s clearance to score the only goal of the game against Arsenal, but the former Manchester United and England goalkeeper was blameless on this occasion.Southampton striker Long took just six seconds to break the deadlock at Vicarage Road, blocking Craig Cathcart’s attempted clearance and racing through to lift the ball over the hapless Foster.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 ADVERTISEMENTThe Irishman’s effort comfortably beat the previous record held by Ledley King, who scored for Tottenham at Bradford in 9.82 seconds back in 2000.AdvertisementAdvertisementLong’s goal, his fourth of the season and third in his last four games, was the fastest in the Premier League since Christian Eriksen’s opener for Spurs against Manchester United at Wembley last season,scored in 10.54 seconds.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 Shane Long capitalised on Craig Cathcart’s error to score the fastest goal in Premier League history (Picture: Getty)0.07 – At just seven seconds, Shane Long’s strike against Watford is the fastest ever scored in @premierleague history. Record. #WATSOU— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 23, 2019 Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 23 Apr 2019 7:54 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link948Shares Shane Long sets record with fastest goal in Premier League history for Southampton against Watford Comment
Dutch pension funds could speed up the process of improving the sustainability of their portfolios by increasing co-operation, according to the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO). At a presentation of the association’s annual survey, VBDO director Giuseppe van der Helm said: “Despite several small schemes performing well, there is a correlation between scale and performance on sustainability.”The VBDO ranked the €161bn healthcare pension fund PFZW and the €345bn civil service scheme ABP in first and third place, respectively, for their green investment policies, while the €13bn pension fund for the agricultural sector, Landbouw, came in second.Van der Helm said PFWZ and ABP had introduced “important innovations” and could help smaller schemes with “capacity building” by sharing their expertise. The total sustainability scores for Dutch pension funds, according to VBDO’s latest benchmark survey, failed to improve against 2014.The association found that the proportion of pension funds applying ESG criteria had increased from 12% in 2009 to 76% in 2015.But it pointed out that this did not mean three-quarters of pension assets had been fully invested sustainably.“Sometimes pension funds have simply excluded a few companies from their investment universe” Van der Helm said.In his opinion, schemes must also engage with companies on their green performance, or invest in frontrunners on sustainability.The VBDO’s survey found that responsible remuneration, labour conditions and human rights were the most commonly used criteria for ESG policies.It also recognised a sharp increase in investments in green bonds, particularly renewable energy.The VBDO ranked the €7.8bn pension fund for KLM pilots, Vliegend Personeel, last in its survey, conducted among nearly all of the 50 largest pension funds in the Netherlands.The €3bn Heineken Pensioenfonds made the biggest improvement last year, jumping from 41st to 24th in the ranking.
Indianapolis, In. — Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb has issued a proclamation recognizing FFA Week in Indiana.FFA Week is a time when FFA chapters across the country share with local, state and national audiences what FFA is and the impact it has on members every day. All week long, Indiana’s 12,500+ FFA members will be participating in different events and activities, like FFA Page Day at the Statehouse, to raise awareness about the importance of agriculture, agricultural education and the student-led organization.“FFA is a unique organization that combines education with trade skills and leadership training, which helps students who participate be prepared for their futures,” said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “It is a pleasure to host and celebrate National FFA Week with these amazing students.”During FFA Page Day, more than 60 members of FFA were able to tour the Statehouse, learn about state government, and talk with their elected representatives and other statewide officials about the importance of agriculture education. This year, they were joined by National FFA Officer Piper Merritt of Oklahoma.Indiana FFA District V President Savannah Bordner said she enjoyed participating in the event and found it to be a unique, hands-on experience.“It’s been a great, fun-filled day at the Indiana Statehouse,” Bordner said. “I enjoyed being able to meet with and educate legislators on the importance of agricultural career and technical education in the classroom.”One of the highlights of the day was a joint resolution ceremony, led by State Senator Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) and State Representative Don Lehe (R-Brookston), honoring Indiana FFA and its record membership.Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler, a former state and national FFA officer, addressed members of the Indiana House of Representatives and discussed the impact FFA has in the state and to the future of agriculture.“FFA empowers our young people who, in turn, go out and enrich the lives others, and not just in Indiana, but around the nation and world,” Kettler said. “These students are the innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders of tomorrow and critical to the future of agriculture.”Visit www.inffa.org to learn more about Indiana FFA or www.ffa.org to learn more about National FFA Week.
Nigeria head coach, Gernot Rohr, believes Victor Osimhen has an opportunity to join a “very big” Premier League club in the summer transfer window amid speculation linking the forward with Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool.Osimhen, 21, has established himself as one of the finest attacking players in Ligue 1 and was having an outstanding season with Lille before the coronavirus crisis brought French football to a halt, racking up 13 goals and four assists across the campaign. Only Neymar, Moussa Dembele, Wissam Ben Yedder and Kylian Mbappe have scored more goals than the youngster in the French top flight this term.Osimhen’s form has not gone unnoticed across the channel, with United, Liverpool and Chelsea all eyeing summer moves for the Nigerian, and his manager at international level has urged him to make the leap.Rohr said: “Victor Osimhen will have a very big opportunity to go from Lille perhaps to the Premier League or Italy to a very, very big club.“This is a success for him but also for the Super Eagles to have players at Champions League clubs.“If we have players playing at a very high level for their clubs, our level in the Super Eagles will be growing also.” Though Rohr understands why Osimhen may be hesitant over a move, he’s confident the striker has the ability to play at the top level.He added: “If he stays for another season it would be good for him because he’s playing.“If he’s going to a very big club – you have seen the clubs that are ready to buy him now – it’s not so sure that he will play because there’s big competition for starting places in the team.“If he’s staying in Lille it would be good because he would progress, we are sure about it.“But he’s also able now, because he’s progressing so much, to play for a very big club. “It’s depending, if he has competition it will be better to play at a better club than Lille.“If he’s not playing, it’s not so good for him because a young player like him has to play to progress.”Back in April, Osimhen revealed his ambitions to join a “very big club in England” and thanked Nigeria teammate Odion Ighalo for the advice he’s given him at the start of his career.“Of course, one day I’d like to play for a big club in England,” he told The Independent.RelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Rohr lists Musa, Ekong, 23 others for Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain “I’ve spoken to Odion about it. He gave me very good advice, he’s a legend and a big brother.“My goal is to play at one of the biggest clubs in the world but now I’m very happy in Lille.“My priority is to play a lot of games. Signing for a big club and being on the bench is not exciting for me.”Tags: ‘Big Clubs’ChelseaEnglish Premier LeagueGernot RohrLiverpoolManchester UnitedSummer Transfer WindowSuper EaglesVictor Osimhen
Press Association The Premier League is close to finalising its deals which will see a total of around £5.5billion in broadcasting rights for the 2013-16 period – some £2billion more than the current deals. The league champions next season can expect to earn close to £100million in broadcast earnings while the bottom club, which this season was QPR, can expect their earnings to go up from £39.8million to around £63million – more than United earned from the most recent campaign. The Premier League distributes its TV money in a way that sees half of the total cash from the domestic deals divided equally between the member clubs, and all of the overseas broadcasting income also split equally. A further 25% of domestic TV income is split as merit money depending where each club finishes in the final league table, and the final 25% paid in ‘facility fees’ for each time a club’s matches are shown on television in the UK. For that reason, Arsenal and Tottenham both earned more than Chelsea despite finishing below their capital rivals in the table because both the north London sides appeared in more live TV games. Under the 2010-13 deal, which expired this season, each club received a £13.8million equal share each season plus £18.9million from overseas rights. Clubs were further guaranteed a minimum of £5.78million for live TV and highlights appearances. Manchester United earned the most from these facility fees, totalling £12.9million from 25 live appearances. Some £88million was paid out in parachute payments to clubs relegated over the last three seasons. Manchester United earned a record £60.8million in Premier League TV money after winning the title – but even the club that finishes bottom next season will exceed that income due to the top flight’s huge new broadcasting deals.
By Ras WadadaTECHNICAL Director (TD) of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Ian Greenwood yesterday explained to the Media the Federation’s plans to kick start a ‘Grassroots’ Festival, designed for five- to twelve-year-old boys and girls.The Festival is scheduled to start at the end of January next year, but Greenwood stated over the next four weeks trial Festivals will be held in the different member associations (MA) of the GFF.“Over the next four weeks we are going to have one ‘Grassroots’ programme in each of the nine associations. Each Festival will be the start of a long-term ‘Grassroots’ plan which will kick off at the end of January next year, so the idea of the Festival this weekend is to really design a nice programme for a brand new number of kids between 5 and 12 years old.“What really we want to do at the GFF is to get a brand new group of players into the football fraternity. The idea of the Festival is to try and bring out as many new boys and girls as possible.”“What we hope to do as well is to get as many parents, aunties, uncles, relatives and friends to come on board, so the main idea of the Festival is to get as many new persons involved as possible”, the TD stated.“The programme is really to promote ‘Grassroots’ football in Guyana because at the moment it is one of the key areas, as a Nation, we struggle with, in terms of the structure and the number of young boys and girls playing,” Greenwood declared.The first Festival will be held at Golden Grove on the East Coast this Saturday between 10:00hrs and 14:00hrs and this will be the official times for all the Festivals to be staged in the various MAs.“We will first have an introduction to the programme for all the kids together with the parents, relatives and friends. After that the kids will be given different activities throughout the day. We’ll be working on fundamental warm-ups, dribbling techniques, passing techniques, lots of fun football games, lots of 3v3, 4v4 and 5v5 activities. It’s going to be a real introduction to lots of new boys and girls in terms of football,” the Englishman told the Media.A coaching staff from the GFF, headed by the TD, will assist the MAs in running the Festivals so that afterwards they can run the programme themselves. At the end of the day all the participants will be given a Certificate of Participation.The actual programme will start next year February with coaching courses, after which there will be year-round structured coaching sessions for the youngsters.The GFF plans to have a Technical Development Officer in each association who will be responsible for establishing academies for the different age groups. From those academies the best players will form the national squads for the different age group programmes all year round.“One of the problems we have in the country is that we don’t have enough qualified coaches, referees or match commissioners, so those will be the big areas we will be looking to develop massive, come next year,” Greenwood advised.The Englishman, who is just over a month in his four-year contract with the GFF, in his assessment of what he has seen so far revealed that “to improve the national team we need a much bigger base of players and at the moment the bottom of our triangle is very small so what we need to do is widen that base”.“We have got fantastic individual skills in our U-11s, but we need to teach them the game a little bit more. In terms of where we are and how we play as a team we are probably a few years behind where we should be at the moment.“Individually our skills level from a lot of the players is where it should be at this age, in terms of the U-11s, but theirs and the coaches’ understanding of the game is a key area we need to work on, but we have got fantastic potential here; we have just got to harness it a little better.“We definitely got potential, we just need to help guide the structure better,” Greenwood said.