Case round-up

first_img Previous Article Next Article This week’s case round-upWhistleblowing: honest belief not enough Street v Derbyshire Unemployed Workers Centre, EAT [22 September 2003] Street disclosed information to Chesterfield Borough Council about allegedwrongdoing by a senior manager at the Derbyshire Unemployed Workers Centre. Aninvestigation exonerated the manager, and concluded that the allegations wereunfounded and “based on mischief-making”. Subsequent disciplinary proceedings resulted in Street’s dismissal. Shebrought tribunal proceedings, alleging that she had been unfairly dismissed formaking a protected disclosure. The tribunal held that she had not made aprotected disclosure as defined in Part IVA Employment Rights Act 1996, as shehad not been acting in good faith. She had been motivated by personalantagonism. Her claim subsequently failed, but she appealed. The tribunal’s decision was upheld. Her honest belief in the materialdisclosed was not sufficient to satisfy the requirement of good faith. Themotive for an act can change its character from good to bad, and it istherefore relevant for a tribunal to assess the motive as a question of fact.Street believed the disclosed information was true but, as she had reported itfor reasons based on a personal vendetta, she had not acted in good faith. Whistleblowing: qualifying disclosure or not? Kraus v Penna plc and Syltone plc EAT [20 November 2003] Kraus entered into a consultancy agreement with Penna to provideprofessional services to Syltone relating to a reorganisation and redundancyprogramme. Following the agreement’s termination, Kraus brought tribunalproceedings. He claimed he had been subjected to a detriment (the termination of hiscontract) because he had made a protected disclosure to Syltone’s director thata proposed course of action contravened the company’s legal obligations underemployment law. The claim was struck out on the grounds that it was misconceived, having noreasonable prospect of success, but Kraus appealed. The appeal was dismissed. Under s43B(1)(b) Employment Rights Act 1996, aqualifying disclosure covers any disclosure of information that the workerreasonably believes shows that a person has failed, is failing or is likely tofail to comply with any legal obligation they are subject to. The word ‘likely’ required more than a possibility or a risk that anemployer might fail to comply with a relevant legal obligation. The informationdisclosed should tend to show that it was more probable than not that theemployer would fail to comply. Accordingly, Kraus’s advice that the employer could breach employmentlegislation did not actually amount to a qualifying disclosure. Case round-upOn 9 Dec 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Property bidding proptech bags senior industry figure to drive ‘revolution’

first_imgHome » News » Property bidding proptech bags senior industry figure to drive ‘revolution’ previous nextProptechProperty bidding proptech bags senior industry figure to drive ‘revolution’Offr says it’s hired former Hamptons heavyweight Peter Everett to help build its business in the UK, which already has over 1,000 accounts.Nigel Lewis29th September 20200872 Views A proptech firm has bagged one of the UK’s best-known and high profile property industry figures as one its senior team after securing £2.7 million in investor cash.Online bidding platform Offr, which enables house hunters to buy, sell, lease or rent a property with one-click, has appointed Peter Everett as its Head of Agency in the UK.Until last month Everett had been working at Hamptons International where he enjoyed a nine-year career which had culminated in being Head of Sales at its country department.He also had a place on the company’s executive board and was directly responsible for 50 branches.Prior to that he had spent a brief spell in property software sales and before that 25 years working his way up through the estate agency industry ranks.That included a long stretch at General Accident’s property arm before it became Your Move and ultimately part of the LSL empire, and included the accolade of being its youngest branch manager.1,000 accountsOffr, which was started-up in Ireland but has now launched a business in the UK and plans to launch in Australia, says it now has 1,000 account since it soft-launched here earlier in the year. .“When the founders at Offr first approached me and demonstrated the system, I could immediately see that it had been designed by agents for agents to help them maximise productivity within their business,” says Everett.“It also offers transparency for buyers and sellers and turns a broken, time consuming analogue process into a slick, transparent digital experience for all parties.”Everett will working alongside Offr’s three co-founders CEO Robert Hoban, CCO Philip Farrell and CTO Niall Dawson.Visit Offr.peter everett Niall Dawson Philip Farrell Robert Hoban Offr Hamptons International September 29, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

CHANNEL 44 NEWS: Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Burdette Park Pool Drowning

first_imgIt happened just before 3:30 p.m. when a child found 5-year-old Seth Fulkerson floating face down in approximately 2 feet deep water near a rope that separated sections of the pool.The child told his parent who jumped in and pulled Fulkerson from the water.CPR was started immediately. Fulkerson never regained consciousness and was taken to Deaconess Hospital where he was pronounced dead.Fulkerson was at the pool with his mother and her other children ages 2, 10, and 11 when the drowning occurred.An autopsy on Fulkerson is scheduled for Sunday.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Burdette Park Pool DrowningJULY 23RD, 2017 Chelsea Koerbler CHELSEA KOERBLER EVANSVILLE, INDIANA  The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating Saturday’s drowning at Burdette Park Pool.last_img read more

MMJ’s Jim James Releases “Same Old Lie” Video & Message In Protest Of Donald Trump

first_imgIndependent website 30 Days, 30 Songs is currently on Day 4 of their mission to release one song per day until Election Day. Their mission is to motivate voters to go out and vote, specifically against Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump. Today, the site featured My Morning Jacket’s front man Jim James, and his solo track “Same Old Lie.”James had this to say about The Donald:“The fact that the United States is even remotely considering the idea of a Donald Trump presidency is so very, very disturbing. How has this bully who capitalizes on the destruction of humanity somehow been given a free pass? We need to be working for peace, love, and equality. We need to find new and better ways to take care of each other, to make this nation a place where all feel safe and welcome, regardless of race, sex, or creed. We can’t be ruled by the fear and hatred that Trump continues to push down our throats. Let’s sing our songs and cast our votes and work together to help make this country the center of peace and love that we all know it can be.”30 Days, 30 Songs is very clear as to why they dislike Trump, “We will not be duped by his his rhetorical contortions, by his pandering and lies and false promises,” continuing by saying “His words incite hatred and celebrate inequity.”Conversely, they give their reasoning as to why, despite not necessarily loving her, finding her uninspiring and having faults of her own, Democratic Presidential Hillary Clinton is clearly a better choice and more qualified to lead the nation, “you don’t have to fall in love with a candidate. This is not a romance. We are electing the leader of the most powerful nation on earth. This is a decision for the head, not the heart.”Take a listen to James’ “Same Old Lie”:[photo courtesy of Marc Millman Photography]last_img read more

A window into African-American history

first_img 39Feb. 6, 1990. The Harvard Law Review elected Barack Obama as the first black president in its 104-year history on Feb 5, 1990. The job was considered to be the highest student position at Harvard Law School. Here, Obama stands outside Austin Hall the day after the announcement. Photo by Joe Wrinn 23Feb. 7, 2003. Members of the Harlem Boys Choir Jermaine Lewis (from left), Sean Haythe, and Corri Miller receive handouts during a visit to view rare historical African-American manuscripts at the Harvard Theatre Collection Reading Room at Pusey Library. The visit followed a lecture by English Professor Elisa New. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 26April 27, 2005. “A Season of Laureates: Readings in Honor of the 70th Birthday of Wole Soyinka” pays homage to literary giant and human rights activist Wole Soyinka (right), who receives a standing ovation from the crowd. Derek Walcott (from left), Nadine Gordimer, and Henry Louis Gates Jr. applaud. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 9Detail of W.E.B. Du Bois (center) in a group photo of the 20th Class Reunion of the Class of 1890 on June 28, 1910 in Tempest Knob. Credit: Harvard University Archives, HUPSF Class of 1890 (PA 1) 31Dec. 4, 2009. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham (left), Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and African American Studies, and Henry Louis Gates Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University, listen as Du Bois Medal recipients are introduced at a ceremony at the Harvard Kennedy School. The Du Bois Institute awards these medals to individuals whose work has contributed significantly to African and African-American culture. Photo by Jill Foley 33Nov. 6, 2000. Harvard Medical School Faculty Associate Dean for Student Affairs Alvin Poussaint (left) and movie director Spike Lee listen to cultural and jazz critic Stanley Crouch speak during a discussion at the Harvard Kennedy School about Lee’s movie “Bamboozled” and race in the media. Photo by Justin Ide/Harvard Staff Photographer 20The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks at Harvard University. Credit: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University (http://www.radcliffe.edu/schles/) 10Detail of Clement G. Morgan (center) in a group photo of the 20th Class Reunion of the Class of 1890 on June 28, 1910 in Tempest Knob. Morgan, A.B. 1890, L.L.B. 1893, was the first African American to hold degrees from both Harvard College and Harvard Law School. Credit: Harvard University Archives, HUPSF Class of 1890 (PA 1) 2This Class Book photograph shows W.E.B. Du Bois, Harvard College Class of 1890. In his “Last message to the world” in 1957, Du Bois wrote, “Believe in life! Always human beings will live and progress to greater, broader and fuller life.” Credit: Harvard University Archives, call # HUD 290.04 pf 21President Nathan Pusey with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the steps of Appleton Chapel during a Southern Christian Leadership Conference meeting on Jan. 10, 1965. Also pictured is the Rev. Charles P. Price (upper right). Credit: Harvard University Archives, call # UAV 605 Box 86 38Dec. 10, 2008. Ingrid Monson (left), Quincy Jones Professor of African-American Music, dances with Oumou Sangare, Mali’s great diva and champion of women’s rights, during a special performance at the Harvard Kennedy School forum “Sixty Years of Human Rights.” Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 16This Harvard Varsity Lacrosse Team spring season photograph from 1941 shows Lucien Alexis (top row, second from right), whose involvement in the 1941 Harvard Lacrosse Team sparked a debate about segregation that helped contribute to the desegregation of college athletics in the South. Credit: Harvard University Archives, call # UAV 170.270 PF 37March 19, 2005. Graduate students Cameron Leader-Picone (from left), Julia Faisst, and Sheldon Bond enjoy “Unveiling the Life and Legacy of Harriet Wilson” inside the Barker Center’s Thompson Room. Wilson was thought to have disappeared from the historical record not long after her novel was published, but scholarly research reveals that she lived for almost 40 more years. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 35Dec. 4, 2009. Amber James ’11 rehearses for the Kuumba Singers of Harvard College winter concert inside the Memorial Church: “The songs we sing and the dances we do and the poems we read, they are all designed to bring people together in celebration of black creativity and spirituality. The concert is so moving because of the range of emotions that are represented in music from the black diaspora. Pain, sorrow, strength, resilience, peace, joy, love, and countless others are all intensely felt through the music and movements.” Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 12Alberta Virginia Scott, A.B. 1898, the first African-American graduate of Radcliffe, in a special dress for a class celebration. Photo ca. 1898. Credit: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University (http://www.radcliffe.edu/schles/) 13Booker T. Washington (center, right) listens to Theodore Roosevelt (center, left) deliver a speech on stage in Tuskegee, Alabama. On June 24, 1896, Washington became the first African American to receive an honorary degree from Harvard University. Photo by American Press Association. Photo credit: Theodore Roosevelt Collection (560.52 1905-168) 14Eva B. Dykes earned three degrees at Radcliffe — A.B. 1917 (magna cum laude), A.M. 1918, and Ph.D. 1921. She was one of the first three African-American women in the United States (and the only one at Radcliffe) to earn a Ph.D., and she also was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Credit: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University (http://www.radcliffe.edu/schles/) 17This 1943 yearbook photo shows Drue King (middle row, second from right), whose membership in the 1941 Harvard Glee Club sparked a debate about segregation that contributed to the desegregation of venues for college musical groups touring the South. Credit: Harvard University Archives, call # HUD 343.04 18This 1943 yearbook close-up shows Drue King, whose membership in the 1941 Harvard Glee Club sparked a debate about segregation that contributed to the desegregation of venues for college musical groups touring the South. Credit: Harvard University Archives, call # HUD 343.04 3This image shows the title page of W.E.B. Du Bois’ 1895 doctoral dissertation, “The Suppression of the African Slave Trade,” which was the first book in the Harvard Historical Series, published in 1896.Du Bois earned three degrees from Harvard — A.B. 1890, A.M. 1891, and Ph.D. 1895 — and was the first African American to earn a Ph.D. Credit: Harvard University Archives, call # HU 90.330 22Sept. 18, 1998. South African President Nelson Mandela holds aloft his honorary degree at a special convocation at Harvard. Professor Jeffrey Sachs (left) and University Marshal Richard M. Hunt (right) join in the applause. Photo by Mike Quan 7Liberian student Plenyono Gbe Wolo, A.B. 1917 (far right), was the first Harvard College student from the African continent. He is seated at the “cosmopolitan table” inside Foxcroft Hall at a Randall Hall Association meeting in 1914. Credit: Harvard University Archives, call # HUD 3404 28April 3, 2010. Dorothy Austin (from left), Sedgwick Associate Minister in the Memorial Church; Peter J. Gomes, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church; and Martin Wallner ’11, verger, light candles from a bonfire during the Great Vigil of Easter at the Memorial Church. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 4Thirty-one-year-old Clement G. Morgan made national headlines as the first African American chosen to deliver a Harvard senior class oration. Photo ca. 1890. Harvard University Archives, call # HUP Morgan, C.G. (1a) 19Harvard Graduate School of Education Professor Emeritus Charles Willie (left) speaks with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at Syracuse University. Photo courtesy of Professor Charles Willie 25March 11, 2005. Inside Sanders Theatre, DJ Spooky (artist and musician Paul D. Miller) performs “Rebirth of a Nation,” a remix of D.W. Griffith’s Civil War epic “The Birth of a Nation.” The 75-minute presentation was followed by a Q&A with Elvis Mitchell, visiting lecturer on African and African-American studies and on visual and environmental studies. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 5William H. Lewis, LL.B. 1895, was the first African American named to a College Football All-America Team. He was the first African American to be honored as an All-American. Lewis was hired as a football coach at Harvard, where he served from 1895 to 1906. This Varsity Football Team fall season photograph shows Lewis (third from right, seated) in 1892. Credit: Harvard University Archives, call # UAV 170.270.2 PF 15This Harvard Varsity Lacrosse Team spring season photograph from 1941 shows Lucien Alexis (top row, second from right) and coach Richard W. Snibbe, M.Arch ’41(top row, left). Alexis’ involvement in the 1941 Harvard Lacrosse Team sparked a debate about segregation that helped contribute to the desegregation of college athletics in the South. Credit: Harvard University Archives, call # UAV 170.270 PF 29June 4, 2009. Jazz musician Wynton Marsalis sounds his trumpet at Harvard’s 358th Commencement Morning Exercises before receiving his honorary degree. Photo by Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 24April 24, 2009. The Family Van travels throughout the city of Boston providing basic medical attention to underserved communities in the metro-Boston area including Dorchester, Hyde Park, Mattapan, and Roxbury. Harvard Medical School’s Nancy Oriol (from left) and Alvin Poussaint speak to Sandra Moreno, who translates for clients from Cape Verde and works for WIC. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 1Richard T. Greener was the first black to enter the College and to complete the undergraduate curriculum with an A.B. in 1870 (“winning the chief prizes in writing and speaking along the way”). He was not, however, the first black to be admitted, a distinction belonging to Beverly Garnett Williams, in 1847. (He died just before the academic year began and thus never entered the College.) Photo ca. 1870. Credit: Harvard University Archives, call # HUP Greener, R.T. (2a) 11Alberta Virginia Scott, A.B. 1898, was the first African-American graduate of Radcliffe. Credit: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University (http://www.radcliffe.edu/schles/) 6William H. Lewis, LL.B. 1895, was the first African American named to a College Football All-America Team. He was the first African American to be honored as an All-American. Lewis was hired as a football coach at Harvard, where he served from 1895 to 1906. This Varsity Football Team fall season photograph shows a close-up of Lewis in 1892. Credit: Harvard University Archives, call # UAV 170.270.2 PF 8Professional boxing teacher A. Molyneaux Hewlett becomes superintendent of Harvard’s new College Gymnasium and a gymnastics teacher. The first African American on Harvard’s staff, Hewlett remains until his death in 1871. Photo ca. 1860. Credit: Harvard University Archives, call # HUP Hewlett, A. Molyneaux (3a) 32Dec. 4, 2009. Vernon E. Jordan Jr. accepts his Du Bois Medal at a ceremony at the Harvard Kennedy School. Henry Louis Gates Jr. (right), Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University, helped present the awards, which are given to individuals whose work has contributed significantly to African and African-American culture. Photo by Jill Foley 30Nov. 4, 2008. Sara Stern ’12 (holding laptop) joins students from the Harvard Black Students Association and the Black Pre-Law Association inside the Queen’s Head Pub to watch the election results from the presidential race between John McCain and Barack Obama. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer Commemorating February as Black History Month, this collection of historical and contemporary photographs offers glimpses into the dynamic lives of African Americans over time.For example, on June 24, 1896, educator Booker T. Washington became the first African American to receive an honorary degree from Harvard University.That evening, during an alumni dinner, Washington said: “In working out our destiny, while the main burden and center of activity must be with us, we shall need, in a large measure in the years that are to come, as we have in the past, the help, the encouragement, the guidance that the strong can give the weak. Thus helped, we of both races in the South soon shall throw off the shackles of racial and sectional prejudice and rise, as Harvard University has risen and as we all should rise, above the clouds of ignorance, narrowness and selfishness, into that atmosphere, that pure sunshine, where it will be our highest ambition to serve MAN, our brother, regardless of race or previous condition.”Speech cited from Booker T. Washington’s Address at the Alumni Dinner of Harvard University. 36Evelynn M. Hammonds, dean of Harvard College, offers an official welcome to the families of the Class of 2014 inside Sanders Theatre. Hammonds began her tenure as dean of Harvard College on June 1, 2008 and is the first African-American woman to be appointed to that position. The late Archie Epps (1937-2003) was named assistant dean of Harvard College in 1964. He served as dean of students from 1971 to 1999 and was one of the first high-ranking African-American administrators at Harvard. 34July 24, 2009. Harvard Medical School (HMS) students and faculty meet with and question HMS alumnus Robert Satcher about his upcoming space shuttle flight. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 27Oct. 11, 2007. Toni Morrison speaks at the Memorial Church as part of the inauguration activities for Harvard President Drew Faust. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 40Sept. 17, 2005. The Hon. Barack H. Obama, HLS ’91, U.S. senator for Illinois, gives the keynote address, “Celebrating the Achievements of Black Alumni,” at the Harvard Law School Association Award Luncheon. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographerlast_img read more

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on covering foreign affairs while keeping the facts straight

first_img Read Full Story The Shorenstein Center welcomed Andrea Mitchell, NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” to discuss the challenges of reporting on global issues in an ever-changing media environment.Mitchell admitted that there is a “great appetite” for foreign coverage today, but she questions whether “we have the tools” to accurately report on crises, even with social media and other new technologies. “Nothing illustrates the dilemma we face more than Syria,” she said. The lives of journalists have been imperiled, and the narrative of the conflict changes so constantly that the truth is difficult to ascertain. Arguments and counter-arguments by world leaders are often held off the record, making accurate media coverage all the more challenging. “Not for lack of trying,” she said, “but we in mainstream media have done a really inaccurate job of recounting what’s going on there.”Describing the fast-paced media world that she works in, she said, the “tempo has increased exponentially as we are driven by the web.” Yet she considers herself an “independent fact checker,” and advises other journalists to make sure the facts are correct: “Your biggest job is not to break a story,” she said, “it’s to stop an inaccurate story from getting out.”Listen on SoundCloudlast_img read more

Deliver the same experience through every channel

first_img 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Most credit unions realize the importance of establishing a younger membership base. Millennials comprise the largest generation in U.S. history. But at the same time, the average age of a credit union member is slowly but steadily increasing.To help credit unions address this disparity, studies have been conducted over the past decade in an effort to better understand young account holders. Some find that financial education is a core value for Millennials; some suggest bringing in Millennials is more a matter of personal service; and others report that fees are a hot button issue for this group. One conclusion in particular, though, that seems to present itself with consistency is, well … consistency.Consistency, stability, reliability — they’re admirable values. Consistency is something that young and experienced account holders alike can appreciate. The difference, however, is what consistency means to these two generations. From the Millennial perspective, it means maintaining the same level of access through every channel. continue reading »last_img read more

London Marathon mass race to be cancelled, elite race on

first_imgTopics : It is set to confirm that an elite-only race will be held on a multi-lap course in and around a central London park, with controlled access to limit fan numbers, and headlined by the only two men to have gone under two hours, two minutes for the marathon,Defending champion Kipchoge, who became the first man to run a sub-two hour marathon in an unofficial race in Vienna last October, is seeking a record fifth London title.He has won 11 of the 12 marathons he has started, including the 2016 Olympics in Rio and holds the official world record of two hours, one minute, 39 seconds.Bekele has three Olympic and five world championship golds over 10,000 and 5,000 meters, distances in which he still holds the world record, as well as an astonishing 11 cross country world championship golds.He ran 2:01:41 in Berlin last October to miss Kipchoge’s world record by two seconds.  The mass participation London Marathon has been cancelled due to COVID-19 but an elite-only race, on a short loop on a fan-restricted circuit and featuring Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele, will be held on Oct. 4, sources said on Thursday.The race, which normally attracts almost 40,000 runners and raises millions of pounds for charity, was originally postponed from April and the ongoing complications caused by the pandemic, not least the potential infection risk caused by hundreds of thousands of fans lining the route through central London, meant that hosting it was impracticable.The Boston, Berlin, New York and Chicago marathons have all been cancelled and though London always looked likely to join them, race director Hugh Brasher was clinging on to the hope it could happen and had previously said a final decision would by made by Aug. 7. An official announcement is now expected later on Thursday.last_img read more

Mikel Arteta reveals plans to sign Arsenal’s own Virgil van Dijk

first_imgArteta’s defenders have struggled for consistency (Picture: Getty)‘But everything that comes through our door has to be something that significantly increases the level of the team.‘It is a good mixture [of players from relegated and big clubs] because as well they bought players from Monaco, they bought players from Italy.‘You need players that have the experience in the Premier League and they’ve done it here, so in terms of adaption the process it is much quicker. ‘But as well they bought players with European experience, playing in big national teams with big responsibilities – and, don’t forget, for a big amount of money as well.’MORE: AFTV remove Claude ‘indefinitely’ after racial slur during Arsenal’s defeat to TottenhamMORE: Real Madrid set price tag for Arsenal to make Dani Ceballos’ loan move permanentFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Coral BarryWednesday 15 Jul 2020 1:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.9kShares Mikel Arteta reveals plans to sign Arsenal’s own Virgil van Dijk Comment Advertisementcenter_img Van Dijk transformed Liverpool’s defence (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta admitted Arsenal need to sign their own Virgil van Dijk if they are to solve their defensive problems.Liverpool transformed themselves into Premier League winners with some shrewd business in the transfer market, most crucially when they signed Van Dijk from Southampton and Alisson from Roma.The duo cost a combined £142million and instantly had a remarkable effect on Liverpool’s defensive issues.Arteta was asked if he needed to make a Van Dijk-esque signing for Arsenal and replied: ‘Yes as that is the way that I believe a team has to be built.ADVERTISEMENT‘They were conceding goals, with some individual errors and some set pieces as well.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘And the moment they touched the spine of the team that changes dramatically. So that is a quick fix.‘You get one of the best defenders in the world with the best goalkeeper in the world with one of the best holding midfielders in the world and you change it pretty quickly. Arteta previews Arsenal’s clash with league champions Liverpool.To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 15:51FullscreenArteta previews Arsenal’s clash with league champions Liverpool.https://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-previews-arsenals-clash-league-champions-liverpool-2210408/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘You can see what happened straight away at Manchester City when Aymeric Laporte came in.‘But we have to know that we have to do it our way with our resources. We have to find a way.’Arteta has been unable to put his stamp on the Arsenal squad due to financial issues and was restricted to loan signings in January.Arsenal made Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares’ loan deals permanent this summer, but Arteta is yet to make a marquee signing.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 CityThe former Manchester City No.2 revealed Arsenal were prepared to wait for the right players to become available.‘At the end of the day everything that has to come through our door has to be top, top quality,’ the Arsenal coach explained.‘That is the demands of this football club and it cannot be any different. If we have to wait for the right player in order to do that, let’s wait. Advertisementlast_img read more

Salvage Firms Gearing Up to Move MV Priscilla

first_imgAfter several unsuccessful attempts to refloat the Dutch cargo ship which ran aground off Caithness on July 18, a consortium of salvage companies has been appointed to move the vessel.The owner of the cargo ship Priscilla has appointed Multraship, Ardent and Wagenborg as salvors, HM Coastguard informed.Representatives from Ardent are expected to reach the ship later today in order to carry out an initial assessment on July 21. Salvors have already commenced deploying equipment to the incident site.Once an outline salvage plan is prepared and approved, a salvage control unit (SCU) will be established near the site, the coastguard added.“This incident has now become a salvage operation in order to refloat the vessel (…) I’m pleased that the owner’s representative and insurers have appointed experienced salvors without delay. I am in dialogue with a number of key stakeholders and once we have established and agreed the salvage plan, I will provide a further update on the way forward,” Acting SOSRep Hugh Shaw said.A temporary exclusion zone of 500 m has been established around the incident site to ensure that there is no risk to the safety of persons engaged in the salvage operations and for other shipping traffic.The 3,200 dwt Priscilla remains stable but hard aground on the Pentland Skerries with the six-person crew on board safe and well.No pollution has been reported.last_img read more

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