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Mezut Ozil throws strop after being subbed early in Arsenal’s clash against Manchester City

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 15 Dec 2019 6:14 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link803Shares Mesut Ozil lost his tempter after being subbed against Manchester City (AFP via Getty Images)Mesut Ozil threw a strop on the sidelines after he was substituted early in Arsenal’s clash with Manchester City on Sunday.Freddie Ljungberg’s side were three goals down by half time following Kevin De Bruyne’s double and Raheem Sterling’s strike from close range.Ozil had struggled to make an impact during the opening half and by the 59th minute Ljungberg had seen enough and opted to replace him with Emile Smith Rowe.Arsenal’s highest earner trudged towards the sidelines after seeing his number held up and the boos from Arsenal’s supporters grew louder as the midfielder refused to break into a jog to get himself off the pitch.ADVERTISEMENT Ozil booted his gloves after he left the pitch (Getty Images) Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Ozil cut a frustrated figure on the bench (AP Photo)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 CityAdvertisementAdvertisementBut as he made his way towards Arsenal’s bench, Ozil turn his gloves into a ball and kicked them in anger.The incident comes just a week after Ozil appeared to launch an angry rant at Alexandre Lacazette following Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat at home to Brighton.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 Mezut Ozil throws strop after being subbed early in Arsenal’s clash against Manchester Citylast_img read more

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​MP Pension finds zero-tolerance policy on tax behaviour too difficult

first_imgMP Pension outlined concrete principles it pledged to adhere to, including doing a quarterly screening of its portfolio“Another dilemma lies in the fact that unlisted fund investments today are often conducted through holding companies in countries used by some investors as tax havens, while other investors – such as MP – use these for legitimate reasons,” the pension fund added.MP said it made sure the funds did not use aggressive tax planning, looking not only at whether a structure was legal, but also at whether it was suitable for an investor such as MP, which had a strong focus on responsibility.“It is, therefore, difficult at this point for MP to distance itself from problem of aggressive tax planning by exclusions or by choosing not to invest in any funds in ‘tax havens’,” MP Pension concluded.Many Danish pension funds have been speaking out about responsible tax practices in recent years. Within a country with a high level of state welfare provision, tax income is seen as a particularly important issue.In 2017, Danish education sector pension fund Pædagogernes Pension (PBU) introduced a universal code of behaviour for pension funds regarding tax practices, which it called for other Danish funds to adopt.Last summer, four of the county’s largest funds – ATP, Industriens Pension, PensionDanmark and PFA – agreed on a set of common principles on responsible tax behaviour by external managers, expressing the importance of the role pension companies play in Danish society in stamping out such practices.MP MP Pension has said in a new position paper on responsible tax behaviour that shunning all companies and investments linked to dubious tax practices is simply not feasible for it as a pension fund – as doing so would have too big an impact on its risk level and returns.The Danish pension fund for academics made the assertion in a paper it has published on taking a more responsible approach to tax.Jens Munch Holst, chief executive officer of the DKK113bn (€15bn) pension fund, said: “Of course, as a responsible pension fund, we cannot live with the companies we invest in not paying the tax they have to. That is why we are raising awareness about it now.”In the paper, the pension fund said its work on responsible tax practices was being focused on promoting the publication of country-by-country reporting for those companies it invested in, with a particular focus on Danish companies. The other area of focus for the work was on transparency about its own efforts and tax behaviour, the fund said.MP Pension outlined concrete principles it pledged to adhere to, including doing a quarterly screening of its portfolio for companies involved in tax avoidance or evasion or aggressive tax planning, and continuing its practice of not lending equities – because it said this put it at risk of being involved in transactions linked to wrongful reimbursement of dividend tax.However, the paper finished with mention of what MP Pension termed its dilemma.“If MP Pension decided not to invest in the many companies that are involved in major tax controversies, it would affect both MP’s risk and return to a significant degree,” it said.“Some of the heavyweight companies in the benchmark have controversies in the field of tax,” it said, giving Google (Alphabet) and Apple as examples.These major players had ongoing controversies with tax authorities in different countries, MP Pension said, and were weighted very heavily in the investment benchmark, which was used by the fund to ensure a high risk-adjusted return.The fund also cited Swiss bank UBS, which had been fined by French authorities over tax issues, and prosecuted by Danish tax authorities for involvement in speculation in dividend tax payments, it said.last_img read more

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US to Inject USD 292 Mn into Its Ports

first_imgThe United States has decided to invest USD 292.7 million through the new Port Infrastructure Development Program with the aim of developing the country’s ports.According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the new program aims to support public coastal ports by improving the safety, efficiency, or reliability of goods movement into, out of, or within a port.“This major investment in the Port Infrastructure Development Program will help strengthen, modernize, and improve our country’s maritime systems and gateway ports,” Elaine L. Chao, U.S. Transportation Secretary, said.Investments in port transportation infrastructure would be awarded on a competitive basis for projects located either within the boundary of a coastal seaport, or outside the boundary of a coastal seaport, and directly relate to port operations or to an intermodal connection to a port.The USD 292.7 million funding includes USD 92.7 million to be invested in 15 coastal seaports that handled the greatest number of loaded foreign and domestic TEUs in 2016.The deadline to submit an application for the Port Infrastructure Development Program is September 22, 2019.last_img read more

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IBCA Area Girls All-State Team

first_img2013-2014 Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Girls Senior All-State TeamHonorable MentionMackenzie Campbell – RushvilleKaragan Niehoff – RushvilleSydeny Keene – Jac-Cen-DelJulia Miller – South DecaturBrooke Packer – East CentralAnna Wallpe – North DecaturSydney Willhite – Rising Sun2013-2014 Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Girls Underclass All-State Team Honorable MentionEve Galbreath – Switzerland CountyAllie McCool – East CentralTaylor Stephen – ConnersvilleSubmitted by WRBI’s Jack Smith.last_img read more

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Franklin County Schools considering consolidation

first_imgFRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — The Franklin County School Board is considering whether or not to consolidate 7th and 8th grade from Laurel and Mount Carmel Schools to Brookville Middle School.A committee was formed to research different options.The committee found that the school corporation is losing students.They stated that since each student brings in a fixed amount of money, fewer students means less money.Declining enrollment was also flagged as an issue.The committee came up with three options, to do nothing, to completely consolidate the 7th and 8th grades to Brookville Middle School, or to consolidate the students to Brookville Middle School, but academics only.Extracurricular activities and athletics would stay at Mt. Carmel and Laurel.Parents are speaking out against the proposal, bringing a petition objecting to the consolidation that has over 250 signatures from parents, grandparents, and guardians of affected students.Superintendent Dr. Howell asked for a vote to be taken on January 9.last_img read more

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Sumner Alumni Games are March 29

first_img Latest Posts Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 SULLIVAN — The Sumner Alumni Games for basketball players and cheerleaders will be held Saturday, March 29, starting at 10 a.m. at Sumner Memorial High School.The fee is $10 per player and teams must be formed by Monday, March 24. Each team is guaranteed two games. To make a team or learn more, call Jordan Hanscom at 812-8735 or Whytne Crabtree at 479-8220.Concessions will be served and there will be a 50/50 raffle and a $250 Visa card raffle. Admission fees are $5 for adults, $3 for children.All proceeds benefit the high school’s trip to Washington, D.C.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Fenceviewer Staffcenter_img Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Bio Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014last_img read more

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Republicans propose cuts to Pell Grants

first_imgRepublican lawmakers have proposed a series of budget cuts that would slash financial aid for college students.One of the major proposed budget cuts involves a reduction in funding for the Federal Pell Grant Program. The program supplies need-based grants to undergraduates and some postbaccalaureate students with low-income to encourage access to postsecondary education.Nearly eight million Pell Grant recipients would notice a 15 percent reduction in scholarship funds. The maximum Pell Grant would also be reduced by $845 from $5,550 to $4,705.In a recent news statement, Congressman Hal Rogers (R-KY), chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, declared such cuts necessary and a reflection of the demand of the voters in the 2010 midterm election.The proposed Republican budget-cuts are estimated at $61 billion.“This year, our nation is spending 1.5 trillion dollars more than we have, running our debt to $14 trillion,” Rogers said. “The taxpayers have told us loud and clear that this is simply unacceptable, and have demanded that we get our nation’s fiscal house in order.”According to Thomas McWhorter, executive director of Financial Aid at USC, approximately 3,700 undergraduate students at USC currently receive Pell Grants.Although the Office of Financial Aid believes cuts in Pell Grant funding are unlikely given the current political situation, it is still closely watching the unfolding political events.“We’re monitoring the situation closely, but it seems unlikely that the President and senate will pass [cuts in Pell Grant funding],” McWhorter said. “It’s a difficult budget situation regardless.”According to McWhorter, an increase in federal funding through the Pell Grant program, allows the university to expand its financial aid resources.“We can give more money to more people when we have more federal funds,” McWhorter said. “[Federal funds] help stretch what we have further.”McWhorter explained that the proposed cuts in Pell Grant funding would not fundamentally change the school’s financial aid policy.“A small decrease of $3 or $4 million in financial aid, when we’re paying $120 million in need-based grants each year, is a significant cut, but it won’t drastically alter our policy,” McWhorter said.The university maintains it will continue to meet the financial needs of students through grants, work-study programs and loans.last_img read more

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WBB : SU rides strong 2nd half to beat Monmouth in WNIT’s opening round

first_img Published on March 16, 2011 at 12:00 pm Comments Asked about Syracuse’s size advantage against Monmouth, Quentin Hillsman’s face lit up with an enormous smile.The Syracuse head coach Hillsman had seen Monmouth’s roster and watched film of their severely undersized starting lineup. None of the Hawks starters were taller than 6 feet, creating a major mismatch with the Orange’s lanky 6-foot-5 leading scorer in Kayla Alexander.And once Hillsman saw those Hawks in person, the excitement for that matchup grew to another level.‘Yes, very excited,’ he said postgame with that big smile. ‘When we can throw the ball underneath the rim and just have (Alexander) stand and put the ball up. It’s a big advantage.’Syracuse (23-9) pounded Monmouth (23-10) inside to run away with a 77-53 victory Thursday inside the Carrier Dome in the first round of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament. Alexander finished with 26 points and nine rebounds to power the Orange to the win in front of 208 fans.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Hawks stuck with SU, even taking a lead into halftime, but Syracuse’s full-court press triggered a suffocating second-half defense that held Monmouth to just 4-of-28 shooting after the break. And SU continued to dominate down low throughout the action.The Orange advances in the WNIT to take on St. Bonaventure (21-11) Monday at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome.‘It’s a big advantage that we knew we had,’ Hillsman said of SU’s size. ‘And its something that no matter how good a team they were, we’ve got 6-foot-5 and you’ve got 6-foot guarding it. It’s going to be a big advantage.’Syracuse went to Alexander in the paint from the opening tip. The sophomore center got touches on seven of SU’s first eight possessions, going 3-for-5 for six points.The one time Alexander didn’t get the ball down low, she was called for a three-second violation. And Hillsman almost lost it on the sideline.‘She’s wide open,’ he yelled at his players. ‘She is wide open. Wide open.’As SU’s leading scorer dominated the offensive end, Monmouth pulled in front with a solid offensive performance of its own. The Hawks used long possessions and good shooting late in the shot clock to build leads of 11 and eight points before the break. They hit 7-of-17 3-pointers in the first half.But SU turned things around just less than three minutes before halftime when Hillsman brought out a 2-2-1 full court press. And sophomore guard Elashier Hall said that flustered Monmouth just enough.‘It was kind of unexpected,’ she said. ‘… It was kind of out of the blue, spur of the moment. They dealt with it as best that they could at the moment.’Although it didn’t directly lead to many turnovers or steals, that press seemed to get to the Hawks offensively.Monmouth started the game shooting 13-of-26 from the field and took a 33-25 lead with 2:50 left in the first half. After that, when SU started its full-court defense, the Hawks shot just 4-for-32 from the field, scoring 20 points in the final 22:50.‘We were way more active moving our feet (in the second half),’ said sophomore Carmen Tyson-Thomas, who finished with 15 points. ‘And we were getting to the spots where we needed to go in our zone.’And as the Hawks offense sputtered, Alexander and the Orange continued to take advantage of their size and length. In addition to Alexander’s 26 points, junior forward Iasia Hemingway added 15 and redshirt freshman Shakeya Leary tallied 10 from down low.‘We got scout ahead of time and coach told us that there was no one over six feet,’ Alexander said. ‘So I was kind of expecting it.’And although Hillsman was expecting his Orange to be prepping for the NCAA tournament rather than battling to advance in the NIT, he was happy Syracuse avoided a major letdown in the opening round.‘We believe we belong in the tournament and we didn’t get in,’ Hillsman said. ‘But we knew that we needed to come out and win a basketball game. We just wanted to extend our season. We wanted to just keep playing.’zjbrown@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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USC looks to keep pace in Pac-12

first_imgAli Khosroshahin insists that the USC women’s soccer team has been playing “must-win” games seemingly for weeks, but with conference play heating up, that is especially true now.Scoring · Junior midfielder Jordan Marada, a transfer from Saint Mary’s College, leads USC in points with three goals and five assists. – Joseph Chen | Daily TrojanAfter losing to Arizona State by one goal and tying Arizona on the road last weekend, the Women of Troy (4-5-2, 1-1-1) stand in a three-way tie for fifth place in the Pac-12 standings. And the road doesn’t get much easier, as they head north this weekend to face Oregon and Oregon State in two matches that their sixth-year USC coach and players once again view as “must-win” situations.“Right now, we still dictate our own future, we don’t have to rely on anybody else,” freshman midfielder Megan Borman said. “But if we don’t win this weekend, then we’re going to have to do that. So we want to have our destiny in our own hands.”USC ranks last in the Pac-12 in goals allowed per game at 2.09, and Khosroshahin says his young team will have to stop leaking goals if they hope to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.“In all the games that we’ve played this year, our biggest opponent has been ourselves,” Khosroshahin said. “We get the better of the play then we make some decisions that are just ridiculous that leads to goals against.”Players have echoed similar sentiments.“I don’t want to blame it on the young back line, but I think it’s just mental lapses,” Borman said. “It’s just a lack of focus and a lack of discipline with getting back [on defense].”The return of senior defender Kristina Noriega and senior defender Mia Bruno two weeks ago provided USC with a temporary boost in defense when it recorded its first shutout against Washington at McAlister Field.But the Women of Troy regressed by allowing five goals to the Sun Devils last weekend, albeit with only nine players on the field by the end of the game because of two player ejections.“It sucks that we’re ranked last [in goals allowed], but we’re not concerned at all,” said junior midfielder Autumn Altamirano. “We’re strong in the back. I think everything will be okay.”On Friday, the Women of Troy will face Oregon State, which boasts one of the country’s top young goalkeepers in freshman Sammy Jo Prudhomme, who recorded a Pac-12 best of 13 saves against Cal State Fullerton on Aug. 30. Prudhomme’s 8.60 saves-per-game average pits her almost three points higher than any other Pac-12 goalkeeper.Oregon State midfielder Megan Miller, who’s recorded three goals and five assists this season, leads the Beavers (9-3-0, 1-2-0). Junior forward Jenna Richardson tops the squad with four goals.The Women of Troy will travel to Eugene, Ore. on Sunday to play the Ducks (5-5-2, 0-2-1). Oregon’s top scorer, freshman forward Kristen Parr, has six goals, while no other Duck has more than two scores.Oregon sophomore goalkeeper Abby Steele has allowed 11 goals in 11 games while collecting 37 saves and recording four shutouts.The Women of Troy have stellar all-time records against both Oregon schools, but have struggled against them in recent years.USC is 13-5-1 all-time against Oregon State, but has lost the last three matchups. The team’s last win over the Beavers was a 1-0 victory in Corvallis, Ore. in 2008.The Women of Troy haven’t beaten Oregon since 2009, after a 2-1 loss last year in Los Angeles and a 1-1 tie in 2010.“I don’t think the opponent really matters right now,” Borman said. “Right now, any team we play is going to be good. The Trojans have been beating the Trojans. We have to get people working back and doing the little things.”Khosroshahin remains confident his team can rebound.“We’re still 1-1-1 in the conference, so we’re still in the thick of things here,” Khosroshahin said. “If we can get a couple of positive results this weekend, we’re in great shape.”USC plays in Corvallis on Friday at 1 p.m. against Oregon State before another 1 p.m. kickoff on Sunday against Oregon in Eugene. Friday’s contest will be televised regionally on the Pac-12 Networks.last_img read more

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Syracuse football recruiting: Class of 2017 defensive tackle Chris Elmore commits to SU

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Class of 2017 defensive tackle Chris Elmore has committed to Syracuse, he announced Saturday evening via Twitter. Published on January 21, 2017 at 9:07 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21center_img The 6-foot-1, 260-pound Chicago native could also play as fullback and tight end for the Orange. Elmore, ranked with three stars by major recruiting services, chose SU over offers from Western Michigan, Central Michigan, Buffalo and Miami (Ohio). As a junior at Phillips Academy (Illinois) in 2015, Elmore had 146 tackles, 22 tackles for loss and 11 sacks, per his Hudl.com profile.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe visited Syracuse on his official visit this weekend before committing with less than two weeks until National Signing Day (Feb. 1).Elmore had committed to Western Michigan under then-head coach P.J. Fleck. When Fleck was hired by Minnesota on Jan. 6, Elmore reopened his recruitment. He committed to Syracuse two weeks later.Elmore is Syracuse’s 19th commit in the 2017 class. Track the rest of the class here. Commentslast_img read more

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