• Manchester offices – Mad for it in Manchester

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  • Rennes vs Arsenal TV channel, live stream, time, odds and team news for Europa League clash

    first_img Phil HaighThursday 7 Mar 2019 2:14 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Rennes vs Arsenal TV channel, live stream, time, odds and team news for Europa League clash Arsenal are one of the favourites to win the Europa League (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal will look to put one foot in the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday night when they travel to Rennes for the first leg of their last 16 tie.The French side are not having the best of seasons, currently sitting 10th in Ligue 1, although they came through a tough test against Real Betis in the last round of the Europa League.Rio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starThe Gunners have three wins and a draw from their last four games, but will be disappointed that is not four victories after missing a last-minute penalty to beat Tottenham on Saturday.Arsenal will be wary of former Newcastle man Hatem Ben Arfa who is now at Rennes and has seven goals this season.ADVERTISEMENT Unai Emery has won the Europa League three times with Sevilla (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)When is Rennes vs Arsenal?AdvertisementAdvertisementThe match is on Thursday 7 March with kick-off at 5.55pm at Roazhon Park.What TV channel is Rennes vs Arsenal on and is there a live stream?BT Sport 3 will be showing the game live with coverage starting at 5.15pm.Subscribers can stream the action on BT Sport Player or watch on the BT Sport app. Commentcenter_img Hatem Ben Arfa is at Rennes now (Picture: Getty Images)What are the odds? (Courtesy of Betfair)3/1 Rennes13/5 DrawEVS ArsenalTeam newsArsenal remain without long-term absentees Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding and Danny Welbeck, while Alexandre Lacazette is suspended.Rennes are also misisng players thanks to ill-discipline as M’Baye Niang and Hamari Traore are banned.MORE: Arsenal target Monchi clashes with Roma fans after Champions League defeat against RomaMORE: Adrien Rabiot caught partying after Manchester United knocked PSG out of the Champions League Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Union Investment: German investors support carbon price increase

    first_imgCredit institutions (24%), asset management firms (21%), insurance companies (18%), foundations and churches (16%), pension funds (12%) and large companies (9%) are listed among the investors surveyed.“We are now also registering strongly growing demand from private investors for sustainable investments, that were for a long time primarily a topic for institutional investors in Germany, ” Henrik Pontzen, head of ESG at Union Investment, told IPE.In total, institutional investors deployed more than half (56%) of their assets based on environmental, social, ethical and governance criteria. Church organisations and charitable foundations stood out for following ESG policies (75%), but insurance companies also recorded high scores, with 66%.The research showed that investors tended to opt mainly for exclusion criteria as a method for selecting sustainable investments (92%), but three quarters (74%) of the respondents opposed excluding companies that have plans to transition into a sustainable business even though they had not completed the process yet.Negative screening processes were picked by 72% of investors, followed by positive screening (58%), while the best-in-class approach was selected by 55% of respondents.Although 57% of participants considered engaging with investee companies effective, only one third (34%) took active part in a dialogue with the firms.Institutional investors said they expect either a strong or a very strong market growth for sustainable investments (83%) in the next 12 months, compared to 69% of those surveyed the previous year.They believed the energy sector (95%) and the transport and mobility sectors (93%) held particularly great potential for sustainable investments, the research showed.The regulatory framework was a driver to continue intensifying involvement in sustainable investing for 70% of the respondents, it disclosed.Union Investment welcomed the goal set by the government to make Germany a leader in sustainable finance.“A look at the relative share of sustainable investments in Germany shows that we have got an enormous catch-up potential in a European comparison,” Pontzen said.For the majority of the respondents (70%), particularly asset management firms, insurance and large companies, sustainable investments could have an impact on the global climate.So far, large investors that included sustainability criteria in their decision-making process were satisfied or extremely satisfied with sustainable investments.According to the survey, investment returns on sustainable assets showed similar or even better performance than that of conventional portfolios for almost 71% of investors.To read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here. German investors are in support of an increase in the carbon price per tonne to €62, according to the 2020 sustainable asset management survey of institutional investors conducted by Union Investment.The German government plans to price CO2 emissions at €25 per tonne.According to the study, based on a survey of 166 institutional investors in Germany with combined assets worth €6.8trn, 72% said €25 is inadequate, and 92% thought capital markets had not yet priced in climate risks to an appropriate degree.The study found that sustainable investment is on the rise in Germany, with 80% of institutional investors that now weigh sustainability criteria during the investment process – an 8% increase compared to the previous year and the highest value since the start of Union Investment’s annual investor survey in 2009.last_img read more

  • Another cop in trouble over liquor transport

    first_img“It’s an unacceptable act. We cannot tolerate our personnel violating the law we are tasked to enforce,” he said. “The van passed through our area twice before but this time we flagged it down,” said Caro. According to Caro, when his policemen were about to check Faldas’ van, Digcabo-on who was in his car right behind Fadas’ van told them, “Indi pagbuksi, Sarge, kay iya na ka grupo.” Digcabo-on further faces an administrative charge of grave misconduct. “We have to impose disciplinary action against them. They were supposed to be the arresting officers but they were the ones violating the liquor ban,” said Gorero./PN According to PRO-6 spokesperson Police Lieutenant Colonel Gilbert Gorero, no less than Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan, regional police director, ordered the relief of the three policemen. Both Digcabo-on and his friend, Leo Faldas, were taken to the Guimbal police station. Panaguiton is currently restricted at the Antique Police Provincial Office while Pingoy and Luminario at the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) and Iloilo City Police Office, respectively. Both were headed to Miag-ao when apprehended at around 4:40 p.m. on May 20. Caro said Digcabo-on and Faldas face charges for violation of Article 151 of the Revised Penal Code and Republic Act 11332 in relation to Executive Order No.080 of Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. placing the province under general community quarantine and imposing a liquor ban. ILOILO City – At a quarantine control point in Barangay Nanga, Guimbal, Iloilo a policeman and a friend who were separately driving their vehicles were apprehended. Digcabo-on, 47, was assigned at the Regional Personnel Holding and Accounting Unit of the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6). Faldas, on the other hand, was a resident of Molo district here. Prior to Digcabo-on’s May 20 arrest, three police officers were relieved from their posts and charged criminally and administratively with violating the liquor ban. The van of the cop’s friend yielded 60 boxers of liquor. There is an ongoing liquor ban in line with the prevailing general community quarantine. The sale and transport of alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Iloilo Police Provincial Office director Police Colonel Paul Kenneth Lucas warned policemen against defying the liquor ban. The policeman, Staff Sergeant Jose Digcabo-on Jr., tried to dissuade the cops manning the quarantine control point from inspecting his friend’s vehicle, according to Police Lieutenant Nelson Caro, Guimbal police chief. The three were Police Staff Sergeant Roy Panaguiton of Sebaste, Antique police station; Police Corporal Arnie Luminario of the Molo district police station here; and Police Staff Sergeant Paul Pingoy assigned at the intelligence division of the regional police headquarters. The policemen dismissed Digcabo-on’s plea and proceeded to check the van. They found 60 boxes of liquor.last_img read more

  • Lady Bulldogs Middle School Volleyball Teams Battle Lady Panthers

    first_imgThe BMS 7th Grade Volleyball team played well, but still fell to Jennings County in 3 games; 22-25, 25-20, 15-10.Chloe Schroeder, Megan Sloan, and Paige Stirn had good passing in the back row against the hitting team.  From the service line, Nikki Fox earned 13 points.  Fox also contributed 4 kills from the front row.  Kylie Laker chipped in with 2 kills for the team. Grace Habig, Shalee Harrington, and Belle Wolters had one kill each.The 8th Grade BMS Volleyball team started slow, but battled Jennings County the next two games eventually falling 25-9; 18-25; 15-10.Abigail Westerfeld led the team with 7 service points. Sarah Ronnebaum, Macy Prickel, and Anna Bauer chipped in with 3 points each. Prickel and Bauer led the team in spiking with 5 and 4 kills respectively. Biz Mullen had an excellent dig late in the second game. Jade Pflum and Kari Reer contributed with solid back row passing.The teams will face Jac-Cen-Del in the first round of the SEI Volleyball Tourney at home on Monday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel.last_img read more

  • Franklin County Community Foundation set announce scholarship winners

    first_imgBrookville, In. — The Franklin County Community Foundation is awarding more than $61,000 this year in scholarships from endowed funds that have been established by community members and organizations.During the Franklin County High School ceremony, held on Wednesday, May 8, scholarship founders, family members and the community foundation presented awards.  Additional scholarships will be awarded at Batesville High School, Oldenburg Academy and St. Michael School.Along with scholarships for high school seniors, awards have been given to current college students and non-traditional students, contributing to our total of close to 1,000 scholarships granted from FCCF endowment funds since the Foundation began.The complete list of scholarship winners is coming soon.last_img

  • Owner is Mour than happy to spend

    first_img “Chelsea at this moment is working very, very well, thinking that the Financial Fair Play is going to be in place and we have to obey certain rules. “(But) our owner (Abramovich) is still the same owner and his passion for football is still the same. If we are free to spend, our owner is more than happy to be free to spend. “Our owner is respecting the new rules that we are waiting for and hopefully, for the good of football, it’s for everybody, not just for some.” Mourinho has spoken of a different project at Chelsea, after Abramovich’s multi-million pound injection helped him lead the Blues to their first championship in 50 years during his first spell at the club. Now Mourinho’s task is different as Chelsea go along with the FFP rules put into place to ensure clubs can be self-sufficient and not reliant on wealthy individuals who, potentially, could walk away and take their money with them. He added: “We think about ourselves, we work in a balanced way. We are building a team. “We will build the team without the massive investment in the short period of time like some clubs are still doing.” Press Association In a thinly-veiled swipe at Manchester City – owned by Sheikh Mansour’s Abu Dhabi United Group and Mourinho’s favourites for the Premier League title following another summer of lavish spending – the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ insisted the Blues are complying with FFP regulations while others are not. “If the Financial Fair Play comes into place, it should come for everybody, not for some,” Mourinho told Sky Sports News at the Football Writers’ Association dinner on Sunday. center_img Jose Mourinho believes billionaire owner Roman Abramovich will bankroll another spending spree at Chelsea – if Financial Fair Play regulations are not enforced.last_img read more

  • Lewis Bennett Sentenced Today for Death of Isabella Hellmann

    first_imgLewis Bennett will be sentenced today in Miami Federal Court after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter.His wife, Isabella Hellmann of Delray Beach, was just declared dead by a judge after the couple’s sailboat sank in the Atlantic during their honeymoon in 2017. Hellmann’s body was never found and Bennett was accused of intentionally sinking the boat.“Lewis Bennett will now be held accountable for his wife’s death while on the high seas,” Tom Jones, acting Special Agent in Charge, FBI Miami, said in a statement.The original charge facing the United Kingdom-Australia dual citizen was second-degree murder on the high seas but the sailboat sank and Hellmann’s body was never found.41-year-old Bennett faces 7-to-8 years in prison for Isabella’s death when sentenced today in Miami at 9:00 a.m.They couple have a daughter who is currently in the care of Bennett’s parents.last_img read more

  • The Latest: Another WNBA player for Sky tests positive

    first_img June 27, 2020 ___More AP sports: and Associated Press The Latest: Another WNBA player for Sky tests positive Guard Sydney Colson announced the result Saturday on Twitter. About two months earlier, WNBA teammate center Stefanie Dolson said she and her entire family tested positive.This week, the Sky welcomed back out-of-market players for physicals and individual workouts leading to a 22-game season. Over the next few weeks, players will face three rounds of coronavirus testing before they can travel to training camp next month in Bradenton, Florida.Colson is to isolate and follow protocols of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She must test negative before going to Florida for workouts. ___ ___Jason Day has asked to be tested for COVID-19 just before the third round of the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut. Officials have decided to have him play as a single Saturday as a precautionary measure. Two more players withdrew because of the coronavirus Friday — Denny McCarthy for a positive test, and Bud Cauley, who tested negative but decided to pull out after playing alongside McCarthy on Thursday. There have been seven COVID-19-related withdrawals from the Connecticut event. The Texas Rangers say several of their employees have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last few days. The team said anyone who had direct contact with those affected was sent home from Globe Life Field.The Rangers said no one will be allowed back inside without receiving a negative test for the coronavirus. The club is set to begin another round of training at the ballpark next week.The team said pandemic protocols are in place for front office employees at the new ballpark that’s set to open when the season begins.“These include temperature checks upon entering the building, mandatory wearing of face coverings and regular sanitation and cleaning of the Globe Life Field facilities,” the team said.___ Paris Saint-Germain said on Saturday that three players from its women’s teams have tested positive for the coronavirus.PSG said in a statement that one player from the main women’s team and two players from the under-19 side returned positive results. The women’s senior team is set to resume training on Monday.Earlier this week, PSG said three players from the men’s side and one member of staff were infected by the virus during the lockdown when they were not in contact with each other. PSG said they are no longer contagious and can train as normal. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Another Chicago Sky player has tested positive for the coronavirus. last_img read more

  • Braun: Retirement not an option for Iverson

    first_imgRetirement? We talkin’ about retirement?Well, not exactly. In fact, less than a week after Allen Iverson claimed he would be calling it quits, the illustrious guard might be coming back sooner than expected.But is it really a surprise to see teams interested in Iverson? I think you could go multiple routes with that question, depending on who you ask.No doubt Iverson is talented enough to play with the big boys. The questionably 6-foot guard out of Georgetown is by no means over the hill. He’s only 34 years old and has still shown he can compete with the world’s best. He won the MVP award in 2001, led the 76ers to the finals that same year and he was even shooting nearly 60 percent from the field this season before he left the Grizzlies for personal reasons.Simply put, it’s a shame to see such a talented player receive just over 22 minutes of playing time a game when he could be giving so much more to a struggling franchise like the Grizzlies.Obviously, it’s difficult to please a 34-year-old who doesn’t share the same team-building morals most NBA players possess. But that poses even a bigger question: Why has this once upon a time superstar been dragged down by front office executives?The answer isn’t a simple one. If Iverson were statistically dragging down the teams he played for, it might be a bit easier to understand why he has been so disrespected for the last few seasons.We’re talking about a guy who once averaged 33 points per game and is absolutely one of the best guards of his time. Even last season on the Pistons, A.I. shot over 40 percent from the field, averaging nearly five assists and 17.4 points per game on Detroit. That was by far the worst season of his 13-year career.Just two years ago on Denver, Iverson averaged over 26 points per game and over seven assists per game. You’re telling me no team in the NBA wants to play Iverson for 40-plus minutes a game to produce those kind of numbers? I don’t think so.Frankly, this whole situation is baffling. True, Iverson is not a bona fide team player. He mouths off against his coaches and shows up late to practice. But you know what? If you’re one of the best players in the NBA and have been producing like he has been over the past 13 seasons, deal with his antics and let the man play ball.For the Grizzlies to play Iverson for less than half of a game is not only baffling, but incredibly disrespectful to a player who can clearly produce more than their current starting point guard Mike Conley. Nobody expects A.I. to replace O.J. Mayo, but wouldn’t a good coach be able to combine the duo’s talent and perhaps turn a struggling franchise into a possible playoff team?The 76ers must have noticed this, and when the AP reported they were interested in possibly signing Iverson, I couldn’t help but smile. While A.I. might be a nightmare for coaches and front office execs, he is not only an incredible marketing tool, but a premier basketball player as well.Jrue Holiday could be a good point guard and probably will be Philadelphia’s choice for the future, but Iverson would no doubt provide a needed boost to that team. Like I said earlier, it’s not as if A.I. doesn’t have the talent to play up to the NBA’s standards. He might be 34, but he sure doesn’t play like it.In fact, if the 76ers sign Iverson, it could mean a remarkable turn of events for the Hampton, Va., native. Instead of watching the Grizzlies stumble out to a 6-10 start to the NBA season, A.I. could actually help Philadelphia improve on their record. Combined with Philadelphia’s new A.I., Andre Iguodala, and Elton Brand, Iverson could be the missing piece to a franchise in dire need of a superstar.Even the coach who endured most of Iverson’s antics hopes he returns to play more in the NBA. Larry Brown’s “Don’t give up” message is the one many colleagues around the league are probably saying right now. Seeing A.I. leave at this juncture would be a travesty, and while the Grizzlies might not have the guts to let a future hall of famer criticize their organization, they also hinder themselves by not allowing him to contribute to their team.“I always thought that when I left the game, it would be because I couldn’t help my team the way that I was accustomed to,” Iverson said in a statement. “However, that is not the case.”Well, A.I., it’s time for you to prove it. Hopefully the 76ers, or any other team in the NBA for that matter, will give you the opportunity to make that happen.Jonah is a junior majoring in journalism and Hebrew and Semitic studies. What do you think about Allen Iverson’s supposed retirement? Should he retire or can he be useful to another NBA team like the Philadelphia 76ers? Send your A.I. thoughts to read more