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Jeremie Aliadiere tells Matteo Guendouzi to ‘grow up’ after bust-up at Arsenal’s winter training camp

first_imgAdvertisement The Frenchman joined Arsenal in the summer of 2018 (Picture: Getty)Guendouzi was dropped for Arsenal’s following match with Newcastle United and it later emerged that the Frenchman had also been reprimanded for clashing with a team-mate prior to the trip to Dubai.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTFormer Arsenal star Aliadiere, who saw Guendouzi rise through Lorient’s academy ranks at the end of his career, told Goal: ‘Listen, I’m a big fan of the guy. He’s like my little brother and I always told him that Arsenal would be a very good team for his development as a player and as a human being.‘He took my advice and came to the club, but I just feel Matteo hasn’t grown up as a human being yet. He’s grown up as a player, he’s matured massively as a player and every year he gets better.‘But unfortunately as a man, he hasn’t grown and matured as much as I thought he would by joining Arsenal.‘I think that’s what he’s missing and that’s why he’s not playing as much under Mikel because Mikel is not really up for that.‘He wants players who are going to do a job for the team and do what they ask him to do. If they are not happy to do that, then he will have someone else do it for him.’ Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 26 May 2020 9:15 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.3kShares Aliadiere is concerned about Guendouzi’s behaviour (Picture: Getty)Aliadiere added: ‘Matteo’s a top player and he’s shown that since he’s been here and that’s what I’m saying about him maturing as a human being and needing to grow up.‘I saw him coming through the academy when I was at Lorient and having confidence and believing in yourself is amazing and I think at that age it’s a massive quality.‘But I think at some point you have just got to respect and deal with the players and you’ve got to respect your coach.‘There are arguments that just don’t need to be done. I don’t know exactly what happened in Dubai when he fell out with Mikel, but that is not going to help him if he’s going to keep falling out with his coach or team-mates.’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 ArsenalAliadiere says he would be ‘gutted’ for Guendouzi if he had to be offloaded as a result of his off-field behaviour. ‘It says a lot when you hear Pep Guardiola and he says things like “great player, but more than that a great human being”,’ he continued.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘You can be the best player, but if you don’t have the right attitude and right mentality, that will cost you your career. I don’t care how good you are.‘I would be gutted for Matteo if he has to be sold or if he doesn’t come into the plans of Mikel because of outside behaviour and not because of what he is doing on the pitch.‘I know him, I’ve played with him and saw him coming through as a kid, so I want him to stay here for years and become Arsenal captain.‘But to do that, you can’t just be a top player, you’ve got to have more outside the pitch and be an example.’Does Guendouzi have a big future at Arsenal?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Bacary Sagna admits Arsenal’s fear of bigger teams stopped them winning the leagueMORE: Arsenal ready to sign William Saliba’s centre-back partner Wesley Fofana Advertisementcenter_img Matteo Guendouzi clashed with Mikel Arteta at Arsenal’s winter training camp (Picture: Getty)Jeremie Aliadiere insists he’s a ‘big fan’ of Matteo Guendouzi but has warned the midfielder he needs to start ‘growing up’ if he is to succeed under new Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta. Guendouzi’s tenacity and all-action approach in the middle of the park made him an immediate hit with Arsenal fans after joining from Lorient for a fee of just £7million in the summer of 2018. However, the 21-year-old’s behaviour came into question after he reportedly exchanged heated words with Arteta during the Gunners’ winter training camp in Dubai. Jeremie Aliadiere tells Matteo Guendouzi to ‘grow up’ after bust-up at Arsenal’s winter training camp Commentlast_img read more

Lower private equity returns structural, say European LPs

first_imgWhile problems in private equity are acknowledged, it seems LPs still regard the asset class as compelling. The median respondent still expects a 5% risk premium for private equity relative to public equity, which Ziff described as “consistent” with what has been realised historically.Nearly half of respondents think that increased economic volatility has made private equity more attractive, versus just 12% who think it has become less attractive, and there is a similar split between those who plan to increase their allocation and those who plan to reduce it. By contrast, more investors plan to reduce than increase their hedge fund allocationsLPs also seem to feel they are benefitting sustainably from the level of payment- in-kind (PIK) debt issuance that is being facilitated by ‘frothy’ credit markets. Almost three-quarters of respondents think that this signals “over-exuberance” on the part of credit investors, but two-thirds feel that one of the key ways in which borrowed money is being used at the moment – dividend re-caps – is at a level appropriate for the current point in the private equity cycle.“LPs recognise that GPs [general partners] are able to access the debt markets with interest rates at fairly low levels,” said Ziff. “They like PIK debt because it’s not a drain on cash at this point in time, but the risks are there  – clearly one needs to re-pay. On dividend re-caps, LPs are seeing it as a source of distributions, and that’s reflecting findings elsewhere in the survey that respondents are expecting distributions to accelerate.”The survey reveals that more than half of LPs have co-invested with GPs in the last two years, and that only one-in-ten had not been offered any co-investment opportunities over this period. The median LP currently invests 10% of its total commitments directly (on a standalone basis or via co-investment), and two-thirds of North American LPs and half of European LPs say they would like to be offered more co-investments.“Co-investment is now a growing part of an LP’s armoury,” said Ziff. “Many LPs ask for co-investment opportunities, but they have to have the ability to evaluate co-investments when they are offered – and what these results show is that half LPs do have that capability.”Part of that capability involves maintaining specialist in-house private equity teams to assess the deals. While a greater proportion of sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies and asset managers signal their intention to grow their teams over the next 12-18 months relative to the summer 2011 survey, fewer public pension funds plan to do so, and no corporate pension funds indicate that they plan to grow their teams in the new survey – down from almost 15% in 2011.“If they plan to increase their private equity allocation or do more direct investing and co-investing, they need to build their teams to do that,” Ziff said. “If they don’t intend to do either of those things then there is less need to build a team. [These results] suggest that pension plans have done the majority of their team building. Some of the larger Canadian pension funds with very significant private equity programmes, for example, have increased their teams quite dramatically over recent years.”The winter 2013-4 survey is based on a survey of 113 LPs undertaken for Coller Capital in September and October 2013. Some 41% of respondents are based in Europe, 24% of the global sample are pension funds and 17% are insurance companies. Over 75% of European limited partners (LPs) believe lower private equity returns since the financial crisis are structural and not cyclical, according to Coller Capital’s latest Global Private Equity BarometerThe six-monthly survey also suggests investors are taking advantage of what they consider to be “frothy” credit markets. It reveals a growing interest in and capacity for direct investment and co-investment, and indicates that some pension funds have completed the process of building necessary in-house private equity teams to implement these strategies.While 73% of the full sample of respondents put lower returns down to structural problems, that figure rises to 78% among European LPs.“The world has changed since the crash, with more onerous and costly regulation, lower risk appetite among investors, and rock-bottom interest rates,” said Stephen Ziff, a partner at Coller Capital. “The acceleration that LPs expect in cash calls and distributions are signs of a cyclical pick-up, but they don’t remove these structural factors.”last_img read more

Belgian transsexual helped to die

first_imgCases of recorded deaths from euthanasia on psychological grounds have risen in BelgiumA transsexual has been helped to die by doctors in Belgium, after a series of failed sex-change operations.Nathan Verhelst, born a girl, asked for help to end his life on grounds of psychological suffering. He died in a Brussels hospital on Monday.Two doctors concluded the 44-year-old did not have temporary depression. His case received scant media coverage.Belgium legalised euthanasia in 2002. There were 52 cases of euthanasia on psychological grounds last year.‘Rigorous procedure’“He died in all serenity,” doctor Wim Distlemans told the Belgian newspaper, Het Laatste Nieuws.Nathan Verhelst was born Nancy into a family of three boys. The newspaper, which said it had spoken to him on the eve of his death, reported that he had been rejected by his parents who had wanted another son.He had three operations to change sex between 2009 and 2012.“The first time I saw myself in the mirror I felt an aversion for my new body,” he was quoted as saying.The hospital said there was an “extremely rigorous procedure” in place before any patient was put to death. “When we have a case which is… complicated, we ask ourselves more questions in order to be certain about the diagnosis,” Dr Jean-Michel Thomas said.UncontroversialThe BBC’s Matthew Price in Brussels says the number of people opting for euthanasia in Belgium has risen steadily since legalisation. Most candidates are over 60 years old and have cancer.Voluntary euthanasia for those over 18 is relatively uncontroversial in Belgium. Parliament is now considering expanding the law to under 18s as well.Patients must be capable of deciding for themselves. They must be conscious and have to give a “voluntary, considered and repeated” request to die.There were 1,432 recorded cases of euthanasia in Belgium in 2012; a 25% increase on the previous year’s figure. They represented 2% of all deaths, the AFP news agency reported.BBC News Sharing is caring! Share 31 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share Tweet HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Belgian transsexual helped to die by: – October 3, 2013last_img read more

Amendments to the Civil Procedures Rules 2000 to take effect in the new law term

first_imgLocalNews Amendments to the Civil Procedures Rules 2000 to take effect in the new law term by: – September 20, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharecenter_img Share 37 Views   no discussions Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, His Lordship Hugh Rawlins. Photo credit: sknvibes.comAt a special sitting of the High Court to mark the commencement of the new law term 2011/2012 this morning, Chief Justice His Lordship Justice Hugh Rawlins announced that there has been amendments to the Civil Procedures Rule of 2000 which will take effect next month.“During the course of the year the Court’s Rules Revision concluded discussions and consultations on the amendments to the Civil Procedures Rules. The initiative to amend the Civil Procedures Rules 2000 will culminate in the promulgation of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Civil Procedure Amendment Rules 2011 and a number of practice directions; the practice directions are intended to flesh out the rules,” he said.According to His Lordship although these amendments include practice directions, it is a work in progress and will continue after his term ends but will take effect in all islands of the Eastern Caribbean on 1st October, 2011.”Justice Rawlins also highlighted his concern for the failure to adhere to the timelines given by the Court to file certain documents, as well as the disuse of listing questionnaires and made a call that the use of this ‘essential tool’ be returned.“The Court is concerned with what seems to be a growing failure to follow the rules and timelines given in those rules, particularly for filing skeletal arguments and written submissions. We are also concerned that in many countries the listing questionnaires which is an essential tool for efficient case management has fallen into disuse. I hereby call for a return to the effective use of listing questionnaires.”Justice Rawlins also admonished all members of the law fraternity in the words of the prophet Micah to do justice, love mercy, and walk faithfully with their God.“Let us carry into the year the charge which he [Reverend Greenaway] gave when he reminded us from the prophet Micah of the words what is required of us. At the end of the day no matter what else we do in life; and particularly for us on these benches, but to do justice, to love mercy; that’s the old version, the newer version you will hear to love kindness, and to walk faithfully with our God.” As part of the new law term there has been four new appointments to the bench as announced byJustice Rawlins.They are; “The Honourable Mr Don Mitchell C.B, Q.C to the Court of Appeal for two years from 1st September 2011; Her Honour Mrs Georges-Tailor Alexander formerly Solicitor-General from St. Lucia as a Master of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court from 1st September, 2011; Justice Kenneth Benjamin the Judge in charge of the Criminal Division in St. Lucia demitted office with effect from 1st September, 2011 to take up an appointment as Chief Justice of Belize with effect from 15th September, 2011,” he said.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Children’s Health Care of Batesville and Greensburg officially opens

first_imgBatesville, In. — Children’s Health Care of Batesville and Greensburg is officially open for business on State Road 46 just of the intersection of State Road 229. The 10,000-square foot facility was built by Shelbyville-based Runnebohm Construction, with the help of local sub-contractors.The treatment facility is accepting patients from birth through adolescence and can offer treatment for sickness, newborns, teens, athletes & sports physicals, and ADD/ADHD care.Children’s Health Care of Batesville and Greensburg employs 32, six Medical Doctors and 2 Nurse Practitioners. They are open Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and closed Sundays.For more information call 812-933-6000 or click here.last_img read more

Pochettino hails young Saints

first_img All three of the England youth internationals made notable contributions to Southampton’s Barclays Premier League opening-day triumph having been named in the first XI, with defender Shaw earning the penalty, via a challenge by Youssouf Mulumbu, from which Rickie Lambert scored the winning goal in the 90th minute. And asked about Shaw, his fellow full-back Chambers – who was making his first senior start – and midfielder Ward-Prowse, Pochettino said: “All I can say is that I am confident that they are good enough players to play in this league. “I am only taking advantage of the work that has been in place already at Southampton for the last four years – the amazing work that (executive chairman) Nicola Cortese has done in that sense, in bringing young players through the academy system.” Two other players who made a positive impression within the Southampton side were the pair of new signings Pochettino made over the summer, defender Dejan Lovren and midfielder Victor Wanyama. Pochettino believes those additions have enhanced his team’s competitive edge, and he has indicated there could be further new arrivals before the end of the transfer window. The Argentinian said: “I think that is exactly what the new signings have come in for – to improve the team where I thought it needed improving in our defence and the midfield. “As opposed to last season, we are a much more competitive team now with these two new signings. “We are still looking in these last two weeks of the transfer window, and we’ll see what happens.” It was a more frustrating afternoon for West Brom’s summer recruit Nicolas Anelka, the 34-year-old former France striker who is now at his sixth Premier League club. Anelka netted seven goals for Albion in pre-season, but rarely looked like scoring against Southampton and came off in one of two late substitutions made by Baggies boss Steve Clarke, which also saw the introduction of their other new frontman Matej Vydra. The midlands outfit, this term without their 17-goal top-scorer from last season Romelu Lukaku following the end of his loan spell and return to Chelsea, had difficulty getting going in the contest and were second-best for much of it. Asked if he thought his side would struggle for goals during this campaign, though, Clarke said: “No, I don’t think we will. “I thought Southampton defended well. “We created two or three really good opportunities in the second half. “(Southampton goalkeeper) Artur Boruc made an unbelievable save at the end (to keep out a Billy Jones header). “Also (Albion midfielder) James Morrison looked as if he was going to score and the defender (Chambers) managed to block it on the six-yard line. “We will create chances – but this time it wasn’t our day. “I think every manager would sit here and say they want to strengthen. “But I think we showed enough to show we’re going to be competitive again in the Premier League. “The big decision went against us and that’s a little bit disappointing – and obviously sore to take.” Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino expressed his confidence in Luke Shaw, Calum Chambers and James Ward-Prowse after the trio of 18-year-olds helped Saints to a 1-0 victory at West Brom on Saturday. Press Associationlast_img read more

Rusty Gallacher misses cut

first_img The rust showed as he struggled to an opening 78 on Thursday with seven bogeys and no birdies, and a second round of 70 was not enough to avoid an early exit. “Yesterday was quite tough,” Gallacher admitted after a round containing two birdies – both on par fives – and one bogey. “It was tough to get going and get my head around it but today was a lot better. I was maybe trying a wee bit too hard yesterday and still thinking about next week. “Today I got into my routines better and stuck to that. Nothing could get into my head apart from that. It was back to normal and if I holed a few putts I would have shot four or five under. It was good to shoot one under from a personal point of view. “I feel good, I’m physically and mentally good so I am really looking forward to next week. I’ll get up the road this afternoon and relax this weekend and maybe play nine holes with Thomas (Bjorn) on Monday morning. I’ve done my preparation for it and I just want to get up there and get going.” Westwood had also not played competitively since bowing out of the FedEx Cup play-offs after the first event, but recovered from an opening 73 with a 69 which featured two crucial birdies in the last four holes. “I needed a couple more rounds,” Westwood said. “I was not particularly competitive yesterday, it was pretty scratchy, but today was more solid. A few iffy shots but it was nice to finish with two birdies in the last four holes to ensure being here for the weekend and two more competitive rounds. “I have been working on my game and been in the gym quite a lot, but I’m not quite match fit. I had three weeks off and you lose your sharpness.” Team-mate Thomas Bjorn, who played alongside Gallacher, added a 69 to his opening 71 to lie two under par, with Jamie Donaldson carding an impressive 67 to finish five under, four behind halfway leader Shane Lowry. While Gallacher headed home in relaxed mood despite seeing his preparations cut short by missing the halfway cut, Westwood was equally happy that a battling performance ensured he would have two more rounds to get his game into shape for Gleneagles. Gallacher had not played competitively since coming agonisingly close to sealing an automatic place on the European team before being named as one of captain Paul McGinley’s three wild cards. Ryder Cup wild cards Stephen Gallacher and Lee Westwood experienced differing results but similar emotions after the second round of the ISPS Handa Wales Open at Celtic Manor. Lowry, who won the Irish Open as an amateur in 2009 and the Portugal Masters in 2012, carded a flawless 65 to claim a one-shot lead over Nicolas Colsaerts and Joost Luiten, with former champion Thongchai Jaidee and Italy’s Edoardo Molinari another shot back. “I’m pretty happy,” Lowry said. “I’ve never, ever done well here before so to be leading after two rounds is nice. Still a long way to go in the tournament but I’m really looking forward to the weekend. “I felt like coming here I could give it a go this week. I was around 10th going into the back nine on Sunday last week and similar the week before in Switzerland so if I can get myself in a good position come the back nine this weekend, again, hopefully I can give it a go.” Luiten was considered for a Ryder Cup wild card after finishing 15th in the points standings, one place above Westwood who edged out Luke Donald for the final pick. The 28-year-old finished fourth in the Italian Open and fifth in the defence of his KLM Open title last week and said: “If it had come a couple of weeks earlier I would have been right in there for a pick but I knew I had not played well enough for the last two and a half months of the qualifying. ” I don’t have the experience that the other guys have and I think that’s where I lost it on really. I couldn’t argue with it.” Colsaerts has not won since the Volvo World Match Play Championship in 2012 which secured his Ryder Cup place that year, but eagled the par-five 18th for the second day running in his round of 68. “It would mean a lot to win again after two years and struggling the first few months of the season,” Colsaerts said. “Today I started very nicely but made two silly mistakes in the middle of the round and I almost lost it but it was nice to hole that putt on the last. It was about 35 feet with eight feet of break.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Indian Premier League Kane Williamson returns New Zealand; Bhuvneshwar Kumar to lead SRH

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights Kane Williamson has returned to New Zealand sighting personal reasons. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to lead SRH in his absence. Jonny Bairstow will be playing his last game for SRH before returning home for bilateral series.  Sunrisers Hyderabad currently occupies the fifth spot in the points table after managing to upstage CSK and KKR at home. With this, they have won a total of 5 games and lost four. This remains to be seen if they can continue their home dominance in away game. Further, opener Jonny Bairstow will play his last game for SRH in this season as post this he is expected to return back to England and join the national team as they prepare for a bilateral series against Pakistan. The two teams will play five ODI and one T-20 International before they shift their focus to the premier 50-over World Cup which is scheduled to begin on May 30.  New Delhi: Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Kane Williamson will miss the clash against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Tuesday, owing to personal reasons. Kiwi captain returned to New Zealand and is expected to rejoin SRH squad ahead of the game against Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Mansingh in Jaipur on April 27. In his absence, Bhuvneshwar Kumar will take the captaincy baton and will look to continue the winning run against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The two teams played at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium last week, and CSK in absence of Suresh Raina couldn’t cross the winning line eventually breaking the winning jinx. last_img read more

Heart-breaking loss for Guyana at Beach Soccer Championship

first_img… Golden Jaguars go down 0-2 on penalty kicksGOLDEN Jaguars played much their 39 minutes against Guadeloupe with four men after Deshawn Joseph was given a red card. After a 3-3 scoreline at the end of extra time, they fell 0-2 on penalty kicks in their second game at the 2019 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship in Mexico.Following their spirited 4-8 defeat to Group D leaders El Salvador in their opening game, Guyana went into the game against Guadeloupe hoping for a victory.Gael Geolier put the French West Indies side in the lead eight minutes into the game, but just before the close of the first period, Shane Luckie pulled one back for the Guyanese men.Michael Wilson made it 2-1 in the 20th minute, to close the second stanza. However, in the final period, Alan Lefort netted just after resumption, but Guyana almost two minutes later, through Jamal Haynes, found the back of the net to reclaim the lead 3-2.Guyans’s celebration, however, was short-lived, since Guadeloupe equalised a minute later off the boot of Benoit Zembama.Luckie and Haynes both had several chances to put the game away, but their shots were either saved by Mikael Germaine in goal, or, came off the crossbar and goal post.It came down to kicks from the penalty spot and Guadeloupe’s Ricardo Mezence was first up – his shot was good.Jermine Grandison was up next and in his effort to level things in the tense penalty shootout he sent his shot off the mark.Sebastien Hell made it 2-0 for Guadeloupe in the shootout, leaving Luckie in a ‘must-score’ situation to give Guyana a chance, but the Lindener was unsuccessful.Guyana will play their final Group D game today against Belize. (Rawle Toney)last_img read more