Walcott Wenger has unfinished business in football

first_imgTheo Walcott expects to see his former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger back in the dugout soonThe veteran coach has announced plans to make a football comeback by January after leaving Arsenal at the end of last season.The likes of AC Milan, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have been linked with Wenger following his announcement last month.And Walcott, who spent 12 years playing for Wenger at Arsenal, reckons that the 69-year-old’s time in football is not over yet.“I still think he’s got unfinished business and there’s a missing chapter for him,” Walcott told BBC’s Premier League Show.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“He’s a father figure, he gave me the opportunity at a young age, took the pressure off me and put it on himself when he didn’t need to do it.”Walcott left Arsenal in January for Everton in a reported £20m deal.The English forward managed 108 goals and 77 assists in 397 appearances across all competitions for Arsenal.He also won three FA Cup titles and two Community Shield crowns.last_img read more

Danny Mills United lack the willpower to drop underperforming players

first_imgFormer England footballer Danny Mills says Manchester United lack the capacity to drop underperforming players unlike their rivals who do so effortlessly.Mills told The Debate in an interview obtained by Skysports that Mourinho was not blessed with the same strength in depth as some of United’s rivals, meaning he could not keep his players on their toes to achieve results.He said: “Where he has had a problem with some players is that Guardiola can drop anyone, and bring someone else in. You can’t complain about it because he has the quality to bring in, that squad is exceptional”“Mourinho doesn’t really have that depth in his squad. It’s difficult when he drops a big player, does he have the quality to replace them? No he doesn’t, in all honesty.”“It’s a bare squad in some ways. Look at Lukaku, he’s not performing and hasn’t scored at Old Trafford in a long time. But who does he bring in? He can’t. At Manchester City you’ve got players who can step in, and at Liverpool too.”“There’s competition for places. Do Manchester United have that? I’m not sure they do.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…On the plan to buy new players, Mills said:“Jose is used to winning, he’s used to top players and he’s used to consistency. It might be a bit dour, the way he plays, but he knows what he wants.”“He wants seven or eight out of 10 every single week. He doesn’t want Jesse Lingard being brilliant one week and terrible the next, he doesn’t want Marcus Rashford doing the same, he wants a solid platform.”“Jose has never been one to really improve players or bring them through as Pep, Klopp and Pochettino have done.”“Mourinho wins trophies, but he does it with a team he can bring in of exceptional players he can mould together, and he hasn’t really been allowed to do that.”last_img read more

San Diego City Council approves strategic implementation for bicycle master plan

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Carlos Amezcua July 24, 2018 Posted: July 24, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Carlos Amezcua, San Diego City Council approves strategic implementation for bicycle master plan 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Tuesday, the San Diego Bike Coalition applauds City Council for approving the Bicycle Advisory Board’s recommended Strategic Implementation Plan for the Bicycle Master Plan. The master plan identifies high-priority bicycle initiatives such as bikeways, programs and other projects aimed at improving local bicycling infrastructure over 20 years.The implementation plan presents six main objectives, which the Bike Coalition and Bicycle Advisory Board have been working on for the past few years. The objectives call for an increase of mode share of bicycling, along with bike safety and education – specifically in corridors with the highest fatality and injury rates and in historically underserved communities.According to San Diego Bike Coalition Executive Director and Bicycle Advisory Board Chair Andy Hanshaw, City Council’s approval of the Strategic Implementation Plan advances important bicycling infrastructure improvements to align with growing ridership across San Diego Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Rock Church buys property of former Midway District strip club

first_imgRock Church buys property of former Midway District strip club Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Sasha Foo Posted: August 2, 2018 Updated: 7:28 PMcenter_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — One of San Diego’s biggest churches has acquired a new property. The Rock Church has purchased the building that used to be known as “The Body Shop” in the Midway District.After 50 years in operation, the club closed last December and the property was put on the market. The Rock Church and a group of investors purchased the building a few months ago for $1.2 million.By purchasing the property, Pastor Miles McPherson said he was able to keep it out of the hands of buyers who would have opened another adult entertainment club. “There were other bids to make it a strip club,” McPherson said.The building in its present condition needs a lot attention, but the transformation that will occur here is also metaphoric.When the stage is removed and the poles are gone, there will be a clean slate, offering an array of possibilities.The Rock Church has not determined how it will use the building, but according to McPherson, “We can use it to help correct some of the ills that happened here and use it to do counseling for marriages, we can use it to treat sexual addiction, we can have church here on Sunday, counseling, job training; all kinds of things to help people renovate their lives.”Sheri Brown, who founded a ministry that reaches out to women who work in the adult entertainment industry was also excited.“I’d love to make this a hope center for women, so for me, it’s amazing – an actual place they can come, that’s kind of like the church outside of the church.”While this property has switched hands, signaling one kind of transformation, the entire Midway District is primed for even bigger changes that will revitalize the area.Next month, a proposal for an update to the Midway District’s community plan will be presented to the city, with recommendations for development, and creating more parks, open space and family friendly housing.The community plan for the area has not updated since 1989. August 2, 2018 Sasha Foo, last_img read more

Flag retirement program begins across San Diego County

first_img KUSI Newsroom July 5, 2019 Flag retirement program begins across San Diego County SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The county and city of San Diego will begin a program Friday enabling residents to dispose of old U.S. flags in accordance with federal code.County Supervisor Greg Cox announced the County Flag Retirement Box program last month in honor of Flag Day and in advance of the Fourth of July, saying it will help residents “dispose of old or tattered flags with the proper respect they deserve.”Starting Friday, residents will be able to drop off their old flags in designated boxes at county libraries, as well as the city of San Diego’s public libraries. Local Boy Scout troops will frequently collect the boxes and deliver them to local American Legion posts and associated nonprofits that will conduct flag retirement ceremonies.“County Supervisor Greg Cox’s Flag Retirement Box program will give San Diegans the opportunity to retire their American flags with the dignity and respect they deserve,” City Councilman Chris Cate said. “The American flag is a symbol of our freedom, and it is wonderful that all city of San Diego libraries will be participating in this program.”The program is similar to one promoted by the National Association of Counties, of which Cox is president. According to the NACo, the program has distributed roughly 700 flag boxes to more than 500 counties around the country to ensure proper flag disposal. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: July 5, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Final day of ComicCon 2019

first_imgFinal day of Comic-Con 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 7:36 AM SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego Comic-Con 2019 will conclude at the San Diego Convention Center today with a variety of panels, workshops, trivia competitions and more.“Supernatural” co-stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and Alexander Calvert and the series’ producers will hold a Hall H panel at 10:30 a.m. to discuss the series’ 15th and final season. The event will also feature a video presentation of the show’s highlights.At 1:45 p.m., DC Comics will host a trivia competition in Room 6DE, offering exclusive prizes to winners. At 2 p.m., a Harry Potter trivia competition will be held at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. Contestants will compete against authors Adam Christopher, Rob Hart and voice actressJanina Gavankar.Panels will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional events include the San Diego International Children’s Film Festival in Room 9 and a memorial in Room 23ABC for former Comic-Con President John Rogers, who died in November at age 57.Events will also be held at Petco Park, the Theatre Box, the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, the Manchester Grand Hyatt and the Balboa Theatre.Throughout the day, the San Diego Blood Bank will conclude its 43rd annual Robert A. Heinlein blood drive at the convention. Donors will receive a limited-edition “Avengers: Endgame” T-shirt and goody bag regardless of whether they have a badge to attend the convention or not.Harbor Drive will be closed to all non-foot traffic from First Avenue to Park Boulevard from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. to accommodate the convention’s large crowds. Local transit agencies like the Metropolitan Transit System and the North County Transit District as well as Amtrak will offer increased service toand from the convention center to make up for the closures.The annual five-day convention brings in more than $147 million in economic activity to San Diego County. An estimated 130,000 people attended the festival this year. center_img July 21, 2019 Posted: July 21, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

ASAWISHH CoHosts Aquaculture Conference in Pakistan

first_imgThe Governor of Punjab Province, Mr. Mohammad Sarwar, feeds extruded, soy-based fish feed, produced locally in Pakistan with U.S. soybean meal, to tilapia during a demonstration at the conference.The American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) program co-hosted the first ever international aquaculture conference in Lahore, Pakistan this month with Kansas State University (KSU) as part of the USDA funded FEEDing Pakistan project.Twenty speakers spoke to a total of approximately 200 attendees associated with fish production in Pakistan.  Organized by ASA/WISHH Country Representative R.S.N. Janjua, the conference showcased ASA/WISHH’s feeding demonstration results from 2012.  The feeding demonstrations, held on fish farms throughout Pakistan, introduced soy-based, extruded, floating fish feed and commercial Tilapia production to Pakistani fish farmers.  The conference further highlighted soy’s role in aquaculture.last_img read more

Stuarts edge over Svehaug grows

first_imgClark County Commissioner Steve Stuart widened his lead Wednesday over Republican challenger Alan Svehaug. Updated election results posted just before 5 p.m. showed Stuart ahead by 4,481 votes.On Tuesday night, Stuart, a Democrat seeking his second full four-year term, was ahead by 4,043 votes.Wednesday’s updated numbers reflect an additional 12,617 votes cast in the race.An additional 18,000 votes are expected to be counted today.“There’s still a long way to go,” Stuart said Wednesday. “I’m just trying to stay focused on the end of the week. It’s all conjecture until you see the numbers.”Auditor Greg Kimsey, who on Tuesday predicted there would be an additional 30,000 to 35,000 ballots to be counted, revised that number Wednesday to 40,000 after the elections office received more ballots in the mail than anticipated.Kimsey said he expects 99 percent of ballots to be counted by Friday.In an even closer county race, Clerk Sherry Parker widened her lead over Republican challenger Scott Weber to 223 votes, up from 84 votes on election night.Parker, a Democrat, is seeking her second term. In a close race for Clark County Public Utility District 1 commissioner, incumbent Nancy Barnes lost a little ground to challenger Mike Lyons, as her lead shrunk from 1,416 votes to 1,373.In the race for county assessor, Peter Van Nortwick increased his lead over Janet Seekins from 2,833 votes to 3,298. Stuart’s close race for county commissioner recalls a 2008 county commissioner race, when Democrat Pam Brokaw led Tom Mielke on election night by 4,282 votes.last_img read more

Poor second half costs WSU at San Diego State

first_imgSAN DIEGO — Ronnie Hillman ran for 191 yards and four touchdowns to lead San Diego State to a 3-0 record for the first time in 30 years with a 42-24 win over Washington State on Saturday.Hillman scored on runs of 13 and 12 yards in the first half before scoring on a 1-yard dash to give San Diego State a 28-24 lead nearly five minutes into the fourth quarter. Hillman then added a 59-yard TD run at the 7:26 mark.The last Hillman touchdown came one play after linebacker Rob Andrews recovered a fumble by Washington State quarterback Marshall Lobbestael at the 36-yard line with 7:36 left. Lobbestael threw touchdown passes of 80 and 78 yards to Marquess Wilson for Washington State (2-1). Lobbestael, who took over for injured starter Jeff Tuel in the first game of the season, completed 20 of 42 passes for 368 yards with three TDs and two interceptions.All of Loebbestael’s turnovers came in the final 7 1/2 minutes of the game.The win snapped the Aztecs’ 19-game losing streak against Pac-12 schools.Hillman, a sophomore, ran 32 times as he scored four rushing touchdowns for the second time in his career. Hillman, who came into the game as the second-leading rusher at a clip of 153 yards per game, has scored 14 touchdowns in his last six games, contributing to 500 yards of total offense for the Aztecs on the day.last_img read more

Organized retail crime Local criminals on a shopping spree

first_imgA man identified by Safeway as Rick Clark leaves the Safeway store in downtown Vancouver with $380.92 in whiskey and cognac around 8 p.m. on July 21, 2012. Clark was arrested on suspicion of multiple felony liquor theft charges in Clark County, Safeway said. “John” had Alli diet pills that he needed to sell. He met a 34-year-old Vancouver man on May 22 and told him that he lifted the pills from a Rite Aid store and was chased out by security. The buyer paid and told him he wanted more.Three days later, the buyer met “John” — not his real name — in the -Hazel Dell Walmart parking lot where he bought $750 worth of items that were purportedly stolen from retail stores.The twist: “John” is a private investigator working for Safeway, and the buy was a sting. His name was withheld for his security and to protect ongoing investigations.That day, Yevgeniy Smirnov was taken into custody. His wife, Lyudmila Smirnov, was detained after detectives and private investigators served a search warrant at the couple’s home where they found “numerous amounts of different merchandise” including Crest White Strips, Rogaine and air fresheners.These episodes are all detailed in a probable cause affidavit filed by Clark County sheriff’s Detective Tom Yoder that was obtained by The Columbian in July.last_img read more

Mummified body of man found by in Federal Way home

first_imgFEDERAL WAY — A man found dead by a cleaning contractor in a Federal Way home had died about three months ago.The King County medical examiner’s office says 60-year-old Gary Sayles died of a heart condition. A restaurant receipt found in the home indicated the last time he was alive was in August.Neighbors told KIRO Sayles always kept to himself. They didn’t know the house had gone into foreclosure. The bank sent the cleaning contractor who found the body last week. He called 911 and said the body was unrecognizable and mummified.last_img read more

Infographic The content employers would like to include in financial education programmes

first_imgAn infographic looking at the content employers would like to include in financial education programmes (Source: Nudge Global’s Financial education: the definitive guide 2016 research, published in March 2016).Read more in What do employers need to know about financial education?last_img

Helistrat gains living wage accreditation

first_imgWaste management organisation Helistrat has been accredited as a living wage employer by the Living Wage foundation.The Portsmouth-based organisation, which employs 55 members of staff, has committed to paying all employees at least the voluntary living wage rate of £8.25 an hour.The living wage is calculated according to the cost of living in the UK. It is higher than the government’s £7.20 an hour national living wage rate, which is mandatory for those over 25.Harvey Laud, chief executive officer at Helistrat, said: “We firmly believe we have a responsibility to ensure that all our employees have the opportunity to provide for themselves and enjoy a certain quality of life.“We also realise that this quality of life directly impacts on the attitude of our team and the quality of their work. Becoming a living wage employer is not only the right thing to do morally, it also makes sounds business sense.”last_img read more

Google and WL Gore named worlds best multinational workplaces 2016

first_imgGoogle, SAS Institute, and WL Gore and Associates are among the organisations that have been recognised as the world’s best multinational workplaces for 2016, showcasing high-performing and inclusive workplace cultures.The annual list, compiled by Great Place to Work, surveyed 6,000 organisations globally. Organisations are ranked based on their workplace culture, with the results based on an in-depth culture audit and a trust index employee survey, which quizzes staff about their jobs, managers, colleagues, opportunities for training, and work-life balance.To be eligible, organisations must have at least 5,000 employees worldwide and appear on a minimum of five national Best Workplaces lists.Google has been named as the World’s Best Multinational Workplace 2016, followed by SAS Institute in second place, and WL Gore and Associates in third place.The top 10 organisations in the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces 2016 list are:GoogleSAS InstituteW.L Gore and AssociatesDell EMCDaimler Financial ServicesNetAppAdeccoAutodeskBelcorpFalabellaTerri Kelly, chief executive officer at W.L Gore and Associates, said: “We are [an organisation] of passionate associates, creative thinkers and problem solvers with a shared commitment to our organisation’s success.“We are dedicated to advancing our materials to make the world a better place. And we know that we achieve our strongest results when we live by our shared values to deliver innovative products to our customers.”last_img read more

Government to consult on measures to tackle pension cold calling

first_imgAutumn Statement 2016: Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced plans to tackle pension cold calling.In his Autumn Statement, Hammond said that the government plans to publish a consultation on options to tackle pension scams including a ban on cold calling in relation to pensions, giving organisations greater powers to block suspicious transfers and making it harder for scammers to abuse small self-administered schemes.Tom McPhail, head of retirement policy at Hargreaves Lansdown, said: “Today’s announcement of a ban on cold calling is a welcome fight-back against the criminals who try to steal investors’ retirement savings. Banning cold calling won’t eradicate the problem but it will help in two important ways: It will create a punishable offence at the outset before they have even got their hands on investors’ money. Hopefully this will deter some would-be fraudsters; it will also send a clear unambiguous message: if someone cold calls you about your pension then they are up to no good.“Additional measures being explored, such as making it harder to set up pensions in the first place and giving legitimate pension companies more latitude to block transfers when they suspect fraud are also important developments which the industry has been calling for.“This is not a complete solution; fraudsters will not stop targeting investors’ pensions. Policymakers and regulators will need to continue to listen to and work with the pension and investment industry to address future challenges.”Hugh Nolan, president of the Society of Pension Professionals, and director at Spence and Partners, added: “We very much welcome the continued efforts to protect people from unwelcome cold calls, but more importantly from pension scams, which are financially devastating for the victims.“We are delighted by the recognition that pension providers are an invaluable defence for consumers and the extra tools that will be given to the industry to help us protect our members and policyholders. Unfortunately, we are not sure that a ban on cold calling would be effective as there is an obvious risk that the scammers will simply ignore it, since by definition they aren’t exactly law abiding citizens.”last_img read more

37 believe stressrelated absence has increased over past year

first_imgMore than one-third (37%) of respondents report that stress-related absence has increased over the past year and only 8% have seen a decrease, according to research by Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and SimplyHealth. The Health and wellbeing at work report, which surveyed 1,000 HR professionals, also found that only 6% of organisations have a standalone health policy, however, 37% of respondents are raising awareness of mental health across the workforce.The research also found that:55% of UK organisations have seen an increase in the number of reported common mental health conditions over the last 12 months, compared to 41% in 2016.22% cite mental ill health as the primary cause of long-term absence from work in the UK compared with 13% in 2016.53% agree that their organisation encourages openness about mental health and is effective at supporting people with mental ill health.59% say their organisation has a supportive framework in place to recruit employees with mental health issues and 60% to retain people with a disability or long-term health condition. The report also found that the level of employee absence from mental health issues is on, average, 6.6 days annually, per employee.Rachel Suff, senior employment relations adviser at CIPD, said: “We’re seeing a significant increase in the number of reported mental health issues among employees in UK organisations. While it might be that more people are feeling that they can disclose a mental health issue, the links between increased stress at work and mental health issues cannot be ignored. It’s crucial that the right measures are in place to care for everyone’s mental health at work, and employers are proactive rather than reactive in their approach to supporting employee wellbeing as a whole.“In order to do this, line managers need to have the training and guidance to feel confident and ready to have conversations with employees about their mental wellbeing, and support them in the right way. Our research finds that organisations with managers who are able to effectively promote good mental health are less likely to have seen an increase in reported common mental health conditions, which shows how crucial that capability is. “It’s also vital that senior leaders are visibly committed to encouraging good mental well-being, acting as role models and champions throughout their organisation. Only by challenging any potential stigma and increasing awareness around mental health at work can we start to break the silence and start to build more open and inclusive workplaces.”last_img read more

BNP Paribas and Bakkavor shortlisted for Best use of benefits technology

first_imgBanking organisation BNP Paribas and international food manufacturer Bakkavor are among the organisations shortlisted for the Best use of benefits technology category at the Employee Benefits Awards 2019.This award will recognise an employer that has used and adapted benefits technology in order to implement effective strategies for employee engagement, recognition or reward.The full category shortlist is:Atos, Benefits Excellence (entered by Benefex)Bakkavor, Bakkavor Benefits Platform (entered by Zest Benefits)BNP Paribas, Spectrum Virtual Benefits Fair (entered by Blue Goose)Capgemini, My Benefits (entered by Aon)Reed Specialist Recruitment, Reward Hub (entered by Reward Gateway)The winner of the Best use of benefits technology award will be announced at this year’s Employee Benefits Awards and Summer Party on Friday 7 June 2019.Following a welcome drinks reception, the ceremony will be hosted by actor and comedian Kerry Godliman, and will take place over a three-course lunch at The Pavillion at the Tower of London. Guests will then be able to network with peers and discuss best practice at an early evening summer party, while taking in the views at one of the city’s most iconic locations.See the full shortlist.For more information or to book your table.last_img read more

The top 10 most read stories 814 August 2019

first_imgThe top 10 most read stories on www.employeebenefits.co.uk between 8 and 14 August 2019 were:Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall search for senior HR adviserCourt of Appeal dismisses holiday pay case in support of teacherHSBC completes pension longevity swap transaction worth £7 billionGatwick Airport to introduce bus service for 20,000 on-site employeesTPR prosecutes recruitment agency for pensions non-complianceThink tank proposes increases to wages and annual leave to boost UK’s productivityCadbury UK completes pensioner buy-in transaction worth £520 millionEXCLUSIVE: Rightio launches new benefits platform for 130 staffEXCLUSIVE: University of Lincoln to discuss saving habits at Employee Benefits LiveA third of employers predict pay increases of between 2% and 2.99% by June 2020last_img read more