Gabriel Magalhaes left stunned by Mikel Arteta ahead of Arsenal transfer

first_img Coral BarrySaturday 22 Aug 2020 1:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link14.2kShares Comment Arteta has swayed Gabriel (Picture: Getty)Arteta is working with a limited transfer budget, but Gabriel will represent a major purchase for the London club.The deal is believed to be worth in the region of £27million, but Arteta was desperate to strengthen a wayward backline.A new centre-back was high on Arteta’s agenda and a new forward is also on the head coach’s check list. MORE: Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar wants Juventus move over Arsenal and Manchester CityMORE: Arsenal confirm signing of Salah-Eddine from FeyenoordFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Gabriel Magalhaes left stunned by Mikel Arteta ahead of Arsenal transfer Gabriel has a host of suitors (Picture: Getty)Gabriel Magalhaes was reportedly left stunned by Mikel Arteta’s persistence during talks about a potential switch to Arsenal.The Lille defender appears set to join Arsenal despite interest from Napoli and a late enquiry from Manchester United.Gabriel was asked by United to hold off on committing to Arsenal, but the player has grown tired of the transfer saga and has made a definitive decision on his future.Italian outlet Corriere Dello Sport claim Gabriel has been massively swayed by Arteta and Napoli are resigned to missing out on the centre-back.ADVERTISEMENTArsenal and Arteta have constantly been on the phone to Gabriel in a bid to complete the transfer quickly.AdvertisementAdvertisementGabriel has been left ‘stunned’ by Arteta’s insistence and it appears the Gunners’ pitch appears to have been decisive.The Brazilian will become Arsenal’s second summer signing after the Gunners secured the signature of former Chelsea attacker Willian last week. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Legal experts weigh alternatives to ‘Dutch-style’ pensions in Germany

first_imgThe pensions industry, however, largely rejected the notion of §17b plans for essentially introducing a pure defined contribution system in Germany for the first time.In March, the government put on hold a revised proposal that included minimum guarantees to see through the implementation of the Portability Directive, scheduled for early 2016.BMAS now wants to explore possible alternatives to the §17b industry-wide proposal.In a statement, it said Hanau and Arteaga would consider whether new pension funds have to be set up under the §17b model, as well as how existing pension funds might benefit from the proposal.They will also assess how companies and workers lacking collective labour agreements might be integrated into the new model.Gabriele Lösekrug-Möller, parliamentary state secretary to BMAS, said the voluntary expansion of occupational pensions would work “only after the social partners are strengthened”.Once the legal experts submit their final report in March 2016, the government is to decide how to “further develop occupational pensions and how to best strengthen the model”. The German government has commissioned Peter Hanau, a professor in the University of Cologne’s legal department, and Marco Arteaga, a partner at law firm DLA Piper, to come up with further proposals for occupational pension reform.The legal experts are to focus on the so-called ‘social partner model’, where occupational pension plans are agreed by company and worker representatives.Last year, Germany’s Labour and Social Affairs Ministry (BMAS) caught many in the industry by surprise after it called for the introduction of industry-wide pension funds, in a bid to increase the take-up of occupational pensions.The government’s proposal became known as §17b, based on the legal paragraph in which they would be set down.last_img read more

BCPO seizes P22M ‘shabu’ in 6 months

first_imgAn operative of the Bacolod City Police Office Station 2 inspects suspected shabu seized from four arrested suspects during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Tangub. The suspects yielded 19 sachets of suspected illegal drugs valued at around P224,000. POLICE STATION 2/BCPO Of the 193 operations conducted, 156 were buy-busts while 22 involved the serving of warrants of arrest. The other six were incidental to a lawful arrest, five were police responses and four were checkpoint operations. Figures from the City Anti-Illegal Drugs Monitoring Center released by Major Lester Leada, acting chief of Bacolod City Police Office Operations Unit, showed the amount is equivalent to 3,268.88 grams of the prohibited substance recovered during 193 operations. BACOLOD City – Police officers here seized P22.228 million worth of suspected shabu in various operations from Jan. 1 to June 30 this year. These were carried out by the drug enforcement teams of Police Stations 1 to 10 and personnel of the City Drug Enforcement Team (CDEU). During the first six months, Police Station 3 seized suspected illegal drugs valued at around P8.435 million while the CDEU’s total recovery was estimated at P7.535 million. Data further showed that a total of 300 persons were arrested in these operations, including 174 pushers, 119 users, and seven minors. One drug personality was killed. The Police Station 2 confiscated P4.694 million worth of suspected shabu; Police Station 6, P500,885; Police Station 1, P356,612; Police Station 8, P248,580; Police Station 9, P139,542: Police Station 5, P122,222; Police Station 4, P110,765; Police Station 7, P68,068; and Police Station 10, P16,007. During the period, the operatives filed a total of 511 cases against the involved drug personalities. (With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more


first_imgTHE staffing crisis at Letterkenny General Hospital is over – for now.The HSE says ambulances are now starting to take patients back to our local hospital after a day when some were transferred to Sligo due to a lack of staff.The HSE said: “For a period of 7.5 hours yesterday (Monday 04 August from 13.00 to 20.30), the ambulance service was asked to bypass Letterkenny General Hospital and bring medically stable patients to Sligo Regional Hospital. Medically unstable patients, walk-in patients, paediatric and orthopaedic patients were not affected and these patients were all seen at Letterkenny General Hospital. “Local GPs were also asked to refer medically stable patients to Sligo Regional Hospital from 09.00 August 4 to 09.00 August 5.“The hospital had to take this step in the interests of patient safety as it was not possible to have the required level of NCHDs in the hospital to cover the day shift yesterday, Monday August 4.“We regret any inconvenience caused to patients and their families. Normal service has been restored.”The statement added: “Members of the public are reminded to keep the Emergency Department for emergencies and to contact their GP or GP Out of Hours services in the first instance. “We would like to thank the public and our GPs, the ambulance service and our colleagues in Sligo Regional hospital for their cooperation.” CRISIS AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL OVER – FOR NOW was last modified: August 5th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:crisisCriticismhospitalHSEStafflast_img read more