Liverpool celebrate long-awaited title in front of empty Kop

first_imgSadly, because of the pandemic that interrupted Liverpool’s charge to the title, the fans missed out on what would have been a momentous night at Anfield stadium.Merseyside police had issued a 48-hour dispersal order to stop fans gathering in large numbers across the city, as they did when the title was won on June 25 when nearest rivals Manchester City were beaten by Chelsea.Many did gather outside, however, letting off flares and fireworks.Despite the sanitized ceremony in the 53,000-seater stadium, Liverpool’s players did their best to fill the void, belting out a rendition of the club’s anthem “You’ll Never Walk Alone” along with manager Juergen Klopp and his staff. Topics : “If you don’t see that we do it for you I can’t help you,” Klopp said when asked for his message to the fans.”You made us happy, we all should celebrate at home. Prepare for a party and when this virus has gone we will have a party.”Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore said the players and fans will “come together to celebrate” when the time is right.”It’s been an amazing season,” Henderson told former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher at pitchside.”It’s been a journey, a process, and every single player has been part of it.”A trophy presentation without fans was always going to feel a little flat, although the real fireworks have been provided over a sensational season by a superb Liverpool side.Liverpool missed out by a point last year to Manchester City despite losing only one game.Although they won the Champions League title last June, the English crown is what the red half of Merseyside has craved for three decades.During that time they have watched arch-rivals Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City dominate the league.The manner in which Liverpool took it back suggests it will not be a one-off.”This won’t be the last one for this team,” former Liverpool midfielder Graeme Souness said. “This club is geared to be a very successful football club, this is Liverpool back to where they were 30 or 40 years ago.”They will be challenging for this and the Champions League for the next decade.”center_img Liverpool’s players finally got their hands on the Premier League trophy on Wednesday in a muted presentation ceremony in front of an empty Kop after a thrilling 5-3 victory over Chelsea in their last home game of the season.The club’s first English title for 30 years had been sealed almost a month ago with seven games remaining, following a three-month stoppage because of the COVID-19 pandemic.Kenny Dalglish, the last Liverpool manager to deliver the title, presented the medals wearing a red face mask before handing the trophy to captain Jordan Henderson who raised it to the night sky as fireworks and tickertape filled the air.last_img read more

Wilfried Zaha urges Crystal Palace to agree transfer fee with Arsenal

first_imgAdvertisement Wilfried Zaha has told Crystal Palace he wants to join Arsenal (BPI/REX)Wilfried Zaha has urged Crystal Palace to reach an agreement with Arsenal, according to reports.Earlier this year, Zaha made it clear that he wants to play for a club in the Champions League but Palace value the 26-year-old at £80 million.Despite Arsenal’s failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League, the MailOnline reports that Zaha wants to join the Gunners and has told Palace’s hierarchy that he wants an agreement to be reached.Palace, however, are reluctant to let Zaha leave having already agreed a £50m deal with Manchester United for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Wilfried Zaha urges Crystal Palace to agree transfer fee with Arsenal Zaha is valued at £80m and is currently out of Arsenal’s price range (AMA/Getty Images)Arsenal, meanwhile, can only hope that Palace drastically reduce their asking price for Zaha.AdvertisementAdvertisementUnai Emery has just £45m to spend on new signings and Zaha is currently well out of their price range.Emery is keen for Arsenal’s hierarchy to dig deep and find funds that would finance a move for Zaha.Arsenal are also in talks with Celtic over Kieran Tierney but the Scottish champions are holding out for a £25m transfer fee.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 Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 28 Jun 2019 2:36 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link18Shareslast_img read more

NEST to add emerging market equities to investments for first time

first_imgThe aim with the alternative index global EM fund search is to find a fund with a value style bias or tilt, NEST said.These are the first EM mandates the trust has put out, a spokeswoman for NEST said, but added that NEST does already have some exposure to the asset class through one of its pooled funds – a Blackrock Aquila Life fund.The EM investment funds will be used as building blocks in the default NEST retirement date funds and in other fund choices as appropriate, the trust said. The UK’s National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) is adding emerging market (EM) equities to its investments as dedicated funds for the first time, and has put out a tender in search of managers to run two different strategies within the asset class.The workplace pension scheme, established as part of the country’s auto-enrolment reforms, said it was looking to procure a global EM equity index-tracking fund and an alternative index global EM fund.Mark Fawcett, CIO at NEST, said: “These emerging markets mandates will allow us to further access an asset class with the potential to deliver good growth for our members, as well as greater scope for diversification.”For the global EM equity index-tracking fund, NEST said it would consider any established, well-constructed EM equity index, including funds that applied an environmental, social and governance screen.last_img read more

Wednesday people roundup

first_imgAP3, Pension Protection Fund, Aviva Staff Pension Scheme, Arabesque Partners, UN Global Compact, M&G Investments, Impax Asset Management, AXA IM, Independent Trustee Services, Mercer, Aon, AMP CapitalAP3 – Mårten Lindeborg has been named the Swedish buffer fund’s deputy managing director and CIO, replacing outgoing CIO Kerim Kaskal. Lindeborg has been with AP3 since 2009, first as head of strategic asset allocation and more recently as head of asset allocation. Pension Protection Fund – Trevor Welsh has been named the UK lifeboat fund’s inaugural head of liability driven investments (LDI). He joins from the Aviva Staff Pension Scheme, where he was head of UK sovereign and LDI, and has also worked at Aviva Investors and UBS. Arabesque Partners – Georg Kell has been appointed Arabesque’s vice-chairman. Kell has spent the last 15 years as executive director of the UN Global Compact and oversaw the launch of the Principles for Responsible Investment and UN initiatives on responsible management education and sustainable stock exchanges. M&G Investments – Ominder Dhillon has been named global head of institutional distribution. Reporting to chief executive of fixed income Simon Pilcher, Ominder will oversee distribution for all asset classes. He joins from Impax Asset Management, where he was managing director of global business development, and has worked at Fidelity International and Scottish Widows Investment Partnership.AXA Investment Managers – Laurent Clavel has joined the manager as senior international economist. Working within AXA IM’s research and investment strategy team, Clavel will be based in Paris. He began his career at INSEE, France’s national statistics authority, and was most recently head of its forecasting unit. Clavel has also worked at the French finance ministry and as economic adviser to the French embassy in Sweden.Independent Trustee Services – Janine Wood has been appointed client director based in Manchester, joining from Mercer. Wood spent 20 years at the consultancy and was most recently principal consultant and scheme actuary.Aon – James Monk and Gisele de Werra have joined the consultancy’s DC investment team. Monk joins from P-Solve Investment as senior DC investment consultant, while de Werra was previously a European government bond broker at BGC Partners.AMP Capital – Antonio Barbera has joined the company’s London offices as portfolio manager within its global listed infrastructure team. Barbera joins from Kalis Capital, where he was portfolio manager and co-founded one of the company’s equity funds.last_img read more

How to own 20 homes before you turn 30

first_imgSuburban townhouses have delivered strong rental yields for Mr Dilleen. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:28Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:28 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenEddie Dilleen – Goals 00:28 You don’t have to fall in the love with the property, Mr Dilleen says, just its returns.Mr Dilleen said he saved for four years — from the age of 14 to 18 — to get $20,000 for his first property.”At the end of the day I just wanted to help my family, I didn’t want to be poor anymore.” He might not have owned a good camera or even a good car but it was as an 18-year-old that Eddie Dilleen celebrated buying his first property.“When people say the Australian housing market is too expensive, they’re only looking at Sydney and Melbourne, they don’t realise the good deals around Brisbane and the Gold Coast. The market’s amazingly affordable.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:40Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:40 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p288p288pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenEddie Dillen – Tips for fledgling property investors00:41 Eddie Dilleen, Property Investor & Buyers Agent, posing in front of a unit he owns on Chambers Flat Rd, Marsden, Brisbane. Picture: AAP Image/Steve Pohlner.A 27-YEAR-OLD man is proving it’s possible to own 20 homes by the time you turn 30 — and he’s picked where Australia’s newest property moguls will be ‘born’. Eddie Dilleen — who now has a portfolio worth over $3 million — believes the country’s newest property moguls will cut their teeth across the Brisbane to Gold Coast working class strip.Born into a “very poor” family living in housing commission, he currently has 14 properties and has plans for six more underway in some of the most affordable parts of Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Secret entrance hidden in plain sight Property investor Eddie Dilleen now sees SEQ as the next hotspot for future property moguls.The key, he said, was to seek out properties that were below median suburb prices where the rent could pay for double the mortgage costs — and, right now, the best place to do that was in SEQ.“Brisbane and the Gold Coast have great potential, there’s more rental yield than Sydney and Melbourne. Right now I wouldn’t be buying in Sydney and Melbourne.”The price range he was targeting was around the $350,000 and below range for houses and about $250,000 or under for townhouses. Mr Dilleen who set up his own business to help others create property portfolios, said the trick was “start small, think outside the box”.“It doesn’t have to be the biggest, fanciest thing you can find. Make sure it’s got a high rental yield.” Staggering profit in nine months The fast & the luxurious: V8 star’s mansion “A house within Brisbane 20 minutes north or south maximum, about $350,000. I’ve bought property at $250,000 northwest of Brisbane in affordable blue-collar areas only half an hour up. After costs it was a $260,000 land and brick house rented out for $320 a week. “A townhouse can be bought for $200,000 or under and they often rent for $320 to $330 a week. I picked up one built in 2011 for $195,000 that someone paid $330,000 for off-the-plan — they paid too much basically. There are a lot like that.” He might not have owned a good camera or even a good car but as an 18-year-old, Eddie Dilleen celebrated buying his first property.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours ago The property bottom line was Mr Dilleen “didn’t want to be poor anymore”.last_img read more

Canada grants funds for environmental assessment of ExxonMobil drilling program

first_imgThe Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) has allocated funds to assist in the environmental assessment of the proposed Eastern Newfoundland Offshore Exploration Drilling Project.To put things more in perspective, ExxonMobil Canada is proposing to conduct an exploration drilling project within offshore exploration licenses located in both the Jeanne d’Arc Basin and the Flemish Pass Basin in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 250 kilometers east of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.As proposed, the drilling project would include the drilling of wells up to 35 wells within a 12-year period, starting in 2018. According to the CEAA, the project would allow ExxonMobil to determine the presence, nature, and quantities of the potential hydrocarbon resource.In Wednesday’s statement, CEAA said that the funding for the environmental assessment was made available through the agency’s Participant Funding Program.The $228,977 funding program will assist the participation of the public and indigenous groups in upcoming steps of the environmental assessment, which include reviewing and providing comments on the Environmental Impact Statement or its summary, the draft Environmental Assessment Report and the potential environmental assessment conditions.Among others, the funds were awarded to the Conseil de la Première Nation des Innus Natashquan, Corporation Ka Tshishpeuatak, on behalf of the Conseil des Innus de Ekuanitshit, Elsipogtog First Nation, and Kwilmu’kw Maw-Klusuaqn Negotiation Office. In total, the CEAA awarded funds to 13 recipients which will participate in the environmental assessment.last_img read more

Herman Places Order for Damen Shoalbuster

first_imgA contract has been signed between Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld and Herman Sr. BV for the building and delivery of a Shoalbuster 2308 S, to be named Teddy.The new vessel will join the five other Damen Shoalbusters currently operated by the company and, with the hull already available from stock, is due for delivery in March/April 2019.This latest addition to the Senior BV fleet will allow the company to expand the services that it offers to the dredging, offshore wind and other sectors.Herman Sr. BV. is a third-generation, family-owned company based in Dordrecht, the Netherlands.Its fleet of Damen Shoalbusters and Multi Cats enables it to offer a wide range of marine services to its customers and it currently has vessels under contract in Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, as well as in Europe.Like the other models in its class, the Shoalbuster 2308 is an exceptionally rugged and versatile workboat, which, as its name suggests, is optimized for a wide range of shallow water operations as well as offshore activities.The designs are continually updated to take advantage of the latest components and build techniques, said Damen.Image source: Damenlast_img read more

You must justify your worth at Napoli, Babangida, others charge Osimhen

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemSan Francisco Runner Makes Art With GPS-TrackingA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging Former Super Eagles forward, Tijani Babangida, and other ex-internationals have urged Napoli new man, Victor Osimhen to justify himself with the record-signing deal with the club. Osimhen became Nigeria’s most expensive player, beating the £30m of Alex Iwobi’s transfer to Everton. Napoli announced the signing of the Nigerian international from the Ligue 1 outfit last Friday and the former Wolfsburg attacker signed a five-year deal with the Serie A club. Babangida said Osimhen should guide his loins and bring out the best in him to help Napoli enjoy the huge resources incurred to bring him from Lille in France to Italy. “Every European club did not just spend money anyhow they must have seen the value and the potential in him and he should have full concentration and score as more goals for the club. They must have watched him and see how he could fit into their plans,” he said.Advertisementcenter_img Babangida who is also the President of the ex-footballers across the country believes Osimhen is a gifted player who has a great future in the game and it is advisable that he manages his career properly. “Osimhen must score goals that is what Napoli want. Goals in all their games and it shall be well with him,” he told sportinglife.ng read also:Osimhen will give Napoli 200%, says ex-Wolfsburg manager Other ex-internationals like Emmanuel Amuneke, George Finidi, and Sam Sodje also spoke in a similar vein to support Osimhen’s career. Osimhen’s impressive performances for the Stade Pierre-Mauroy outfit earned him the deal after scoring 18 goals and providing six assists in 38 appearances across all competitions during his one-year stay with the French side. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Cricket News Ashes 2019: Sachin Tendulkar hails Steve Smith for his terrific comeback in Test cricket

first_imgNew Delhi: The legendary Sachin Tendulkar on Monday congratulated Australia for winning the first Ashes Test and heaped special on Steve Smith for making a remarkable comeback into the longest version of the game.“Well played Smith. What a way to make a comeback to Test cricket. Terrific bowling by @NathLyon421. Congratulations to Australia for winning the first Test match,” Tendulkar tweeted after Australia thrashed England by 251 runs at Birmingham in the first Test of the five-match series.Returning to Test cricket after serving a year-long ban for the infamous ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, Smith struck 144 runs in the first innings to bail out Australia from a difficult position.Smith carried on his form and scored another century, 142, in Australia’s second innings to become only the fifth Australian to make tons in both innings of an Ashes Test. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Badgers relying on freshman class

first_imgGREGORY DIXON/Herald PhotoComing off two double-digit victories in exhibition games, the UW women’s basketball team is ready to get its regular season underway. They open the ’06-’07 campaign on the road at the Air Force Academy Friday, the first-ever meeting between the two programs.The Falcons are coming off of a 13-15 season, their best finish since joining Division I. They finished seventh in the Mountain West Conference last season and are predicted to finish eighth this season. They finished 1-1 in the preseason, including a 65-60 loss against Metro State Sunday.Because these two teams have never met, Badgers head coach Lisa Stone is not sure what to expect in terms of offensive and defensive schemes. Nonetheless, she expects a hard-fought battle. “[Air Force is] home and they certainly are excited to play us,” she said at a press conference Monday.The only other service academy the Badgers have played was Army, whom they beat 97-42 in the Dartmouth Invitational in 1982.The Air Force Academy is located just outside of Colorado Springs, Colo., and junior guard Jolene Anderson trained in the Centennial State for the past two summers and said the altitude did not affect her. Stone also believes the thin air will not be a factor.Impressive FreshmenThis season, the Badgers have eight new players on their roster — seven freshmen and one junior transfer. It goes without saying that several of these rookies will see some significant playing time this season. Guards Teah Gant and Rae Lin D’Alie have already impressed their coach.Gant was a 2006 McDonald’s High School All-American candidate and a popular recruit. “She’s long; she’s athletic; she’s smart; she’s a player you’ll see a lot of this year,” Stone said of Gant. “Her game continues to grow. She can get to the rim, her outside shot has improved, her free throw shooting is improving. She’s just very, very intelligent.”Conversely, D’Alie seemed to slip under the radar for much of her high school career. She was not highly-recruited, but Stone is extremely thankful to have her donning the cardinal and white. “Size is not an issue to Rae Lin,” Stone said of her 5-foot-3 guard. “She’s defied all of that thus far. She’s certainly been a pleasure. The kid can play. She handles the ball well, she runs her show, she makes good decisions. If [our opponents] try to expose her size defensively, we’ll give her help inside, but right now her ball pressure is one of our best.”She does not play as small as she is.”Question MarksWith as many newcomers as there are on Stone’s squad, there remain several questions about minutes to dish out among several players. Aside from Gant and D’Alie, some of the other freshmen will need to contribute in the near future in order for the team to succeed.Six-foot-1 guard Mariah Dunham has looked promising off the bench — eight points against Winona State — and should earn some minutes in relief of junior starter Janese Banks. Dunham averaged 16.8 points, 12.0 rebounds and six assists per game in high school.Freshman forward Brittany Heins was solid Sunday against the Warriors and should be a serious force in the post along with veteran Danielle Ward and sophomore Caitlin Gibson.Freshman guard Sarah Ingison also played well Sunday and should be a reliable backup at the point guard position, whereas freshman forward Christine Spencer suffered a hip injury and will be sidelined for about two weeks.Anderson, Banks, Ward, Gibson and D’Alie should be the starting five Friday, and despite their youth, Stone is confident in her young squad. “They’re fun to be around,” she said. “They just want to win.”last_img read more