Mikel Arteta explains why he rejected Arsenal and Newcastle United to stay with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City

first_imgMikel Arteta explains why he rejected Arsenal and Newcastle United to stay with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City Advertisement Chris DavieWednesday 11 Sep 2019 12:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link755Shares Advertisement Arteta held talks to replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager last year (Getty Images)Asked about his decision to reject Arsenal in an interview with SER Catalunya, Arteta said: ‘Yes, there have been some things, but the decision I have made is that I am very happy where I am, I feel very valued and fulfilled. And the road will continue here.’Asked if he was closer to leaving for Arsenal last year than he was this summer following Newcastle’s interest, Arteta said: ‘Sometimes, I was about to leave, but I stopped myself.‘The first [time] was different, the second was mostly me.‘Firstly, that I am not in a hurry and I have not felt that I need to take the step.‘There are important conditions, especially in a first experience for me that are vital and eventually… I learned that these are essential to develop what you want, no matter how clear your vision is. Mikel Arteta has spoken out on his loyalty to Pep Guardiola and Manchester City (Getty Images)Mikel Arteta has explained the reasons behind his decision to stay at Manchester City following discussions with Arsenal and Newcastle United.After calling time on his playing career at Arsenal, Arteta began his path as a coach under Pep Guardiola at City in the summer of 2016.Arteta has since become an instrumental figure in Guardiola’s coaching setup and has created tactical plans to help City beat Arsenal on more than one occasion.Last year, the 37-year-old held extensive talks with Arsenal about succeeding Arsene Wenger as manager before he opted to remain at City and the Gunners went on to appoint Unai Emery.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArteta was also high on Newcastle United’s managerial shortlist following Rafa Benitez’s departure earlier this summer but the Spaniard once again decided to stay at City and continue to work under Guardiola. Comment Arteta says he wanted to remain loyal to Pep Guardiola after talks with Arsenal (Getty)‘And the third is a matter of loyalty, when you promise someone to continue next year, with little time to manoeuvre, it was not appropriate to make that decision.‘And because I think we still have that space for improvement and that ambition to be able to do something we dream of, which is to win the Champions League. That work remains to be done.‘Winning the four domestic titles is something that nobody had done before and we did that with players who have a lot of development and improvement potential.‘And a group in which I am super comfortable.‘We have a staff environment where we are challenged daily but at the same time we have a very good human collective. And you are comfortable and have fun, and every day this good atmosphere helps a lot.’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 CityGuardiola is still aiming to win his first Champions League trophy since his success with Barcelona in 2011 but Arteta admits City need luck in that competition and has stressed the importance of ensuring that the team are still consistent in the Premier League.‘So many things happen every day, you can plan what you will do two hours before training and from there a little more, but there are many surprises, good and bad,’ said the Spaniard.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘A Champions League is decided by very small details that are sometimes not in your hands.‘And those that are in your hands are sometimes down to the players, the efficiency and dynamics of the group, competing in all competitions, being alert and taking the group to the end of the season with the best conditions. Arteta has stressed the importance of Man City’s continued dominance in the Premier League (AP Photo)‘And from there you need to have that bit of luck you need to reach a Champions League final.‘For us the value of the Premier League here is unquestionable, after the rivals we have faced to win, from the challenge Liverpool gave us last year, and they will push us this year again.‘Those of us here know what it costs to win a Premier League. That does not mean that one of the greatest illusions is to take this club to win something that it has never won.‘Premier Leagues have been won before we arrived but we we have not had the consistency we have achieved. But it is the ambition to be able to do something that we believe we are close to.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? 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AlpInvest returns 21% on back of ‘strong exit markets’

first_imgThe €38bn private equity investor AlpInvest returned 21% last year on a euro basis, allowing it to return €6.8bn to its 30 institutional investors, predominantly pension funds.In its 2014 annual report, it attributed the return chiefly to “exit markets, which continued to be strong”, adding that, over the last two years, the performance of its funds with exposure to the pre-2008 peak years “improved significantly”.AlpInvest said it invested €3.6bn in total last year and had a “healthy level” of commitments for 2015.Jacques Chappuis, who succeeded Volkert Doeksen as executive chairman last year, said: “The European market offered an interesting and steady stream of opportunities for fund investments, following signs of recovery, low interest rates, low private equity penetrations and relatively lower values compared with the US.” Chappuis added that the outlook for India had also improved.AlpInvest acquired four new mandates in 2014, including one from Horeca & Catering, the €6.5bn pension fund for the Dutch hospitality and catering industry.The private equity investor said it was in the process of upgrading its IT systems for improved efficiency and announced the launch a new portal to provide access to reports across investors’ alternatives portfolios.The company also announced that it has obtained an AIFMD licence from Dutch regulator AFM for managing funds-of-funds and private equity products for professional investors.AlpInvest, one of the world’s largest private equity houses, has been fully owned by Carlyle Group since 2013.It had been founded by Dutch civil service pension fund ABP and healthcare scheme PFZW 15 years ago. Both schemes still have large stakes in AlpInvest and recently committed new capital to the private equity investor.last_img read more

Inspired by holiday memories

first_imgThere is also a large family room with a fireplace, and doors that open on to the entertainers deck. On the upper level, there is four bedrooms including the master suite which has a walk-in-robe, spacious ensuite and a private, shaded balcony that feels like being in a treehouse. There is also a study and family bathroom. Mrs Riggall said they would miss waking up to the birds singing in the morning. “Every single day is just like being on holidays,” she said. The house is listed with Jason Adcock of Adcock Prestige and will go to auction at 10am on November 3. “We completed a major 18 month refurbishment of the property to penthouse standard before we moved in in 2012,” Mrs Riggall said. “We designed the renovations with these memories in mind … so that every day would feel like we were living in a resort.”The Riggall’s have lived at 27 Sutton St in Chelmer for seven years, but with their four children now adults, the time has come to move on. The couple said their favourite feature of the house was the wooden deck, which was built around the Poinciana and Jacaranda trees and overlooks the river.It is a spot they often sit with a glass of wine and watch the sun set. The four bedroom, four bathroom house sits on a 1752sq m double block with 34m of river frontage. There is a full-size championship tennis court, a large pool, spacious outdoor entertaining spaces, a cabana-style studio and a 12m pontoon with a jetty.A Japanese-style water feature and footbridge marks the entrance to the resort-style home. On the ground level, there is a media room and a spacious living and dining area. The gourmet kitchen has state-of-the-art appliances, a grill and induction wok cooktop built into the double island bench, a wine fridge, and boiling/chilled water tap and an extra-large sink. center_img This stunning riverfront house at Chelmer has a raneg of resort-style amenities.A SUNSHINE Coast resort was the inspiration for the 18 month renovation of this stunning riverfront house in Chelmer.Owners Jane and Brian Riggall had spent many family vacations at the Twin Waters resort, and it was those memories that helped transform the residence in to what it is today. Speaking of why they bought the property in the first place, Mrs Riggall said they were a “yachting family” and had previously lived on the river at Norman Park.“We had been looking for the perfect riverfront, resort-style property suitable for our 50ft catamaran for over 10 years. Then we found this,” she said.“It’s open, light and breezy, with gorgeous views. We have no neighbours — just a serene, low-stress outlook of the Brisbane River.“And, it’s only 20 minutes from the CBD, so what’s not to like?”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agolast_img read more

Euthanasia assessor resigns over euthanasia for dementia in the Netherlands

first_imgEuthanasia Prevention Coalition 21 January 2018Family First Comment: More flaws in so-called ‘safeguards’    “[Dementia] is more erratic and patients often live longer. A lot of things can happen during that period. For instance, a patient might say that she would want euthanasia if she no longer recognizes his relatives. This could happen. But at a next visit she can still recognize her partner or her children. What is the right moment to grant euthanasia? “Exactly. Circumstances change. Conditions change. Health and well-being improve. Make a submission today against euthanasia in NZ – www.protect.org.nzA medical ethicist has resigned from a Dutch regional assessment committee for euthanasia over a law which allows non-consenting demented patients to be euthanised. For ten years Berna van Baarsen helped to assess whether euthanasia had been performed in accordance with the law in the North Holland region. She resigned on January 1. “’I do not believe that a written declaration of intent can replace an oral request for incapacitated patients with advanced dementia,” she told the magazine Medisch Contact.Under Article 2.2 of the Dutch euthanasia law, a doctor may euthanize a patient who can no longer make clear what he wants, but who had previously left a written declaration. The law says:If a patient aged sixteen or over who is no longer capable of expressing his will, but before reaching this state was deemed capable of making a reasonable appraisal of his own interests, has made a written declaration requesting that his life be terminated, the physician may comply with this request unless he has well-founded reasons for declining to do so. 
“In people with a terminal illness like cancer, in whom euthanasia has already been agreed but who suddenly ended up in a coma because of their illness, that’s fair,” says van Baarsen.However, dementia is a very different kind of ailment, she told Trouw. “That disease is more erratic and patients often live longer. A lot of things can happen during that period. “For instance, a patient might say that she would want euthanasia if she no longer recognizes his relatives. “This could happen. But at a next visit she can still recognize her partner or her children. What is the right moment to grant euthanasia? ”Furthermore, the suffering of a dementia patient is difficult to assess.“It is fundamentally impossible at this stage to establish that the patient is suffering unbearably, because he can no longer explain it”, says van Baarsen.Sometimes patients act aggressively after being admitted to a nursing home, even shouting that they want to leave. “It is of course possible that the patient is suffering unbearably,” she admits. “But does the same applies to a nursing home resident who is sitting quietly in a corner? If you are not entirely sure, you cannot presume that they are suffering unbearably.”Van Baarsen is not the only member of a euthanasia review committee to resign over the interpretation of the law. Three years ago ethicist Theo Boer also stepped down and has become a harsh critic of the Dutch euthanasia system.http://alexschadenberg.blogspot.co.nz/2018/01/euthanasia-assessor-resigns-over.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Fitness issue knocks Nathan Ferguson out of proposed move to Crystal Palace

first_img Roy Hodgson thought he had got a deal done to bring Walker-Peters to Selhurst Park at the start of the month only for Spurs to pull back at the last minute. Now Saints have swooped in to snatch the right-back on loan until the end of the season with the option of a permanent £12million transfer in the summer. Ferguson is out of contract at The Hawthorns this summer and the Eagles had persuaded Bilic to allow him to leave this month but this latest blip could see the deal fall through. This latest development could affect the Midlands side’s ability to sign Grady Diangana permanently from West Ham. The 21-year-old winger is on loan from the East Londoners and has been in dazzling form this season which is why Bilic wants to tie him down in a £10m deal. Read Also:Tottenham cut-price option for £30m right-back While the Hammers are willing to sell their prospect at the right price, if the Ferguson deal falls through the necessary cash may no longer be available. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot6 Things You Didn’t Know About Channing Tatum’s Ex-Wife10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do11 Movies That Changed The Way We Think Of CGI ForeverWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The World Nathan Ferguson’s move from West Brom to Crystal Palace is on a knife-edge. West Brom goal scorer Nathan Ferguson Reports claim a fitness issue picked up in the 19-year-old’s medical is holding up the £10million deal.The existing fitness issue has now led the clubs to reignite talks despite having agreed the fee earlier this week, according to the Mail. And SunSport understands Ferguson himself is having second thoughts as well. The Baggies’ board are keen to cash in on their homegrown youngster despite him emerging as an important part of Slaven Bilic’s promotion-chasing side. The player has rejected the package West Brom have offered him to sign a new contract. But although Ferguson stands to earn about £18,000-a-week at Palace – several times his current wage – he is not particularly keen on leaving the Hawthorns for South London.The Premier League club turned to West Brom’s highly-rated teenager after missing out to Southampton in the race to capture Kyle Walker-Peters from Tottenham.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Bulldogs Basketball Team Autograph Night

first_imgThis Friday Night (1-23) after the Batesville Bulldogs play the Franklin County Wildcats, the basketball players will be hosting an Autograph Night.There will be free team posters available after the game while supplies last.Come to the game, cheer on the Bulldogs, and meet your favorite player afterwards.The Bulldogs Basketball Team will be honoring the campers from Garrett’s Gang Special Needs Camp before the game.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Aaron Garrett.last_img

Mrs. Geneva Louise (Monroe) Scotti

first_imgMrs. Geneva Louise (Monroe) Scotti, age 96, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on August 16, 1921, in Switzerland County, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late, Harry and Nell (Croxton) Monroe. She was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana and was a 1939 graduate of the Vevay High School. Geneva was united in marriage on March 9, 1946, to Charles Robert Leap and to this union arrived a son, John Charles and a daughter, Saundra Kay to bless their home. Geneva was later united in marriage in 1963 to Anthony R. “Tony” Scotti and they were blessed with a daughter, Tonia Lee. She was an inker for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana, retiring in 1985, after 27 years of service. Geneva was a member of the Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church in Vevay, Indiana, where she was the church pianist. She was also a member of the Vevay Music Club and resided her entire life in the Switzerland County community. Geneva will be remembered for her love of sewing, music and her family. Geneva passed away at 12:45 am, Monday, October 2, 2017, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana. Geneva will be deeply missed by her son, John Charles Leap and his wife: Tootie of Vevay, IN; her daughters, Saundra Kay Adams and her husband: Kenneth of Bennington, IN and Tonia Lee Smith and her husband: Roger of Bennington, IN; her grandchildren, Charles Anthony Leap, Billy Jo Leap, Shane Adams, Crystala Adams, Ashlee Dawn Goins, Boyd Scotti Smith, Hailee Renee Otter, Trevor Michael Smith, Kristy Smith, Robert Kindle, Angela Brockman and Jerry Girton; her great-grandchildren, Jacob Leap, Justin Leap, Owen Leap, Leeland Goins, Kenadie Knapp, Hayden Smith, Paxton Smith, Oaklyn Otter, Kainen Smith and Anna Andrews.She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Nell (Croxton) Monroe; her 1st husband, Charles Robert Leap, died August 16, 1980; her 2nd husband, Anthony R. “Tony” Scotti, died June 25, 1997; her step-mother, Helen Monroe; her step-father, Jess Le Clerc; her daughter-in-law, Delores A. “Sissy” Jones Leap, died in 2000 and her great-granddaughter, Bailee Jean Smith, died March 12, 2015.Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 5, 2017, at 10:30 am, by Pastor Sandy Marlin, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana. Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Memorial contributions may be made to Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

Italian stadiums open in September

first_img Promoted ContentIt’s Time To Show How Bad Some Women Can Really BeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe While in Italy they are pushing to have fans in Serie A stadiums this season, or September at the latest, England are aiming for October, announced Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Football resumed all over Europe after three months of lockdown, but the games are all being played behind closed doors. As the pandemic eases in Italy, the first European country to be seriously affected, they are also calming restrictions on gatherings. Cinemas and theatres are already open, albeit with social distancing guidelines, so experts wonder why stadiums are not treated the same, especially as they are open-air venues. The Lega Serie A are pushing to have at least season ticket holders enter the stadium during the final weeks of this season. “It’s true that there will be conditions to allow a limited number of fans to enter the stadiums, but the danger would be to allow 10,000 or 12,000 spectators to enter in the same place,” said Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora yesterday. “It would be necessary to understand how to manage this flow. We are now a bit more that two weeks away from the end of the end of the championship and it would be difficult to organise this together with the Federation and the Leagues. “My commitment is to implement this plan for September.” Meanwhile, today British Prime Minister Johnson announced they hope stadiums in England will open their doors in October. “We will pilot larger gatherings in venues like sports stadiums with a view to a wider reopening in the autumn,” said Johnson. “From October, we intend to bring back audiences in stadiums. Again, these changes must be done in a COVID-secure way, subject to the successful outcome of pilots.” read also:Lopez: ‘Lotito runs Italian football!’ The pilot events will be two cricket friendly matches at The Oval on July 26-27, the World Snooker Championship in Sheffield on July 31 and the Goodwood horse racing festival on August 1. There would still be social distancing guidelines in these events and screening procedures at the entrance. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

AP PHOTOS: Surfers catch waves again in New Zealand, Bondi

first_img Associated Press April 28, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditAt Sydney’s famed Bondi Beach, hundreds of swimmers and surfers braved cool autumn weather to return to the water.Police had closed the beach five weeks ago because of thousands of people congregating there in defiance of social distancing regulations to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The beach was reopened for exercise only. Visitors were being counted to ensure social distancing and they couldn’t linger on the sand. A virus testing tent is nearby since the local municipality has a high rate of infections, particularly among backpackers who often live in crowded conditions. AP PHOTOS: Surfers catch waves again in New Zealand, Bondi In Christchurch, New Zealand, surfers greeted a spectacular sunrise as they returned to the waves. New Zealand has eased its monthlong lockdown, allowing some activities if social distancing is maintained.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

New Jersey Trivia for a Pandemic

first_imgThe article originally appeared in the May 7th – May 13th, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. 4. What are the three prominent tree species in Monmouth County forests? In 1609, Henry Hudson, and his crew aboard the Dutch vessel Half-Moon spotted land in what is now Monmouth County most likely off Sandy Hook; however, some historical accounts credit this landing to present-day Keansburg. According to legend, Mary Ludwig Hays McCauly, also known as “Molly Pitcher,” delivered water to her husband’s battery to cool the cannons and soldiers during the battle of Monmouth Court House in 1778. When her husband was wounded, Molly took her husband’s place as a member of the cannon crew for the remainder of the battle. Monmouth County is named for Monmouth, Wales. 3. From where does Monmouth County derive its name? COURTESY ELIZABETH WULFHORST The Sandy Hook Lighthouse 2. Who was Mary Ludwig Hays McCauly and what role did she play in New Jerseyand American history? The lighthouse on the northern tip of the Gateway National Recreation Area in SandyHook, built in 1764, is the oldest lighthouse still in operation in the U.S. 5. Who was the first European to set foot in present-day Monmouth County? Monmouth County is forested primarily with oak, hickory and shortleaf pine. 1. Where is the oldest lighthouse still in operation in the U.S.? By Mrs. Silence Dogoodlast_img read more