Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s priceless reaction to stunning Nicolas Pepe free-kick

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s priceless reaction to stunning Nicolas Pepe free-kick Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 25 Oct 2019 5:30 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.6kShares Nicolas Pepe scored twice in ten minutes (Picture: Getty)Nicolas Pepe rescued Arsenal with two stunning free-kicks in the final ten minutes to hand the Gunners a 3-2 win against Vitoria.Unai Emery’s side were far from their best and found themselves 2-1 down in the second half after Marcus Edwards and Bruno Duarte scored for the visitors either side of Gabriel Martinelli’s strike.Arsenal were headed towards a discouraging result in what has been a difficult week for Emery but Pepe popped up twice to reverse the result.The Ivorian’s first was a clever strike that wrong-footed the goalkeeper but his second was even better as he clipped an exquisite effort round the wall and into the top corner.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTIt was a huge win for the Gunners and the relief was written all over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s face in the stands.The Gabon forward was not part of the matchday squad and watched on with team-mate Sokratis.And he couldn’t keep his hands of the Greek defender as he wildly celebrated Pepe’s winner in injury time.@Aubameyang7 and @SokratisPapa5 reaction to Pepes goal 😍😍 #arsenal pic.twitter.com/BX0QizlNY7— shah (@shah486) October 24, 2019Arsenal can now take confidence into Sunday’s clash against Crystal Palace at the Emirates.Aubameyang can be expected to come straight back into the side, though Alexandre Lacazette started on Thursday meaning the Gabon forward could be pushed out to the left again.MORE: Robin van Persie slams Arsenal boss Unai Emery and reveals why he’ll never compare to Arsene Wengercenter_img Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Capital Markets Union could trigger relaxation of prudential investment rules

first_imgIn its paper, the Commission said a growing occupational and private pension market could assist in a move toward market-based financing, following a marked slowdown in lending by banks in the wake of the financial crisis.Growing the secuiritisation market and offering investors better access to the credit information of SMEs were two additional reforms viewed as important building blocks of the CMU, first highlighted last year.On barriers from prudential regulation, the Commission added: “Further work is needed to identify lower-risk infrastructure debt and/or equity investments, with a view to a possible review of prudential rules and the creation of infrastructure sub-classes.”Addressing IORPs, the paper noted that new rules were being discussed that would help remove existing national barriers preventing pension funds from investing in long-term assets, a likely reference to wording in the revised IORP Directive that overruled national investment restrictions that hindered growth.This is despite the Commission previously being warned that revisions to the Directive were “at odds” with the creation of the CMU. In line with Hill’s earlier comments that the absence of a Europe-wide personal pensions market was an obstacle to the creation of the CMU, the paper also asked if stakeholders would back the launch of a single, standardised cross-border product.The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority has been working on details of a potential 29th Regime for personal pensions for a number of years. The Commission further signaled its intent to tackle tax rules that would discriminate against cross-border investments in property, saying it would take action “as necessary” where problematic arrangements were identified.Early reaction from stakeholders was positive, with the UK’s National Association of Pension Funds saying it was important to create an environment “conductive” to long-term investment.Joanne Segars, the organisation’s chief executive, added: “But it is important to remember that any reforms to the functioning of European capital markets should be seen through the lens of the providers of capital, in particular pension funds.”The European Fund and Asset Management Association’s (EFAMA) director general Peter De Proft said EU policymakers were right to encourage capital market cohesion as it would “diversify the sources of funding of the economy”.The Commission’s consultation on the CMU will conclude by mid-May.For more on the role of sustainable investment within the CMU, see IPE’s past coverage of the topic,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to Commission Green Paper on the Capital Markets Union The European Commission has flagged up national tax regimes and the absence of a cross-border pensions market as two barriers to the creation of the Capital Markets Union (CMU).Publishing its green paper on the CMU, commissioner for financial stability Jonathan Hill said the ensuing three-month consultation would look at ways of building a single market for capital “from the bottom up” and was a “classic” single market project.The European executive also highlighted that existing prudential regulation could act as a barrier to attracting long-term financing, especially from institutions regulated by Solvency II – such as pension providers in the Nordic region.“Capital Markets Union is about unlocking liquidity that is abundant, but currently frozen, and putting it to work in support of Europe’s businesses, and particularly SMEs,” he added.last_img read more

Coronavirus: Australia leads global economic fightback, and property will signal the way out

first_imgPer capita Australia ranked second, behind Germany, as being the best placed nation to ride out the economic downturn, while as a percentage of GDP it ranked third, surpassed only by Germany and Japan.PRD chief economist Dr Diaswati Mardiasmo told The Courier-Mail that the numbers showed that Australia’s fiscal policy had put the coutry in a strong position for recovery. Empty parks and streets in Brisbane City due to social distancing rules linked to the Coronavirus pandemic. Picture: Russell ShakespeareAustralia is among the top three countries in the world best placed to ride out the economic fallout of COVID-19, with experts predicting property will signal the recovery.A report by PRD Nationwide called “Developed Country Response to COVID-19”, looked at all G20 nations and their packages designed to bolster economies and jobs (in USD). 1. Germany 21.4% $825.99billion2. Japan 14.5% $747.89325 billion3. Australia 14.4% $197.6576 billion (Source: PRD Nationwide) FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours ago First look: Karl and Jasmine’s $3.6m Noosa retreat Simon Pressley, the head of Propertyology, a buying agency, expected the crisis to mirror those of the past, where the rebound began “with a real estate surge before anything else”.He said shelter was the one thing 25.5 million Australians had in common, and the way to build confidence en masse was around the value of people’s homes. “A strong property market will again lead Australia out of this latest coronavirus health crisis, potentially starting as soon as six months’ time.”Mr Pressley expected the coming months to lead to record low transaction volumes, coming off supply that was already tight in the lead-up to the epidemic. Germany $9,890.08Australia $7,842.56United States $6,077.83 (Source: PRD Nationwide) Stimulus as % of GDP (USD) India 38,000,000Mexico 18,000,000China 5,000,000Canada 4,000,000Germany 1,400,000Australia 750,557 (Source: PRD Nationwide) QLD leads with COVID-19 rental assistance “Against other developed countries Australia’s stimulus package as a percentage of 2019 GDP (14.4 per cent) is on the higher end, above the US and Canada, and significantly higher than our neighbours New Zealand,” Ms Mardiasmo said. Walkers are urged not to press buttons at crossings as part of moves to flatten the coronavirus curve in Brisbane.“From a stimulus per capita perspective, Australia is in a strong position, only second to Germany. We are well ahead.”She said taking the number of jobs lost (750,557) and the stimulus package as a percentage of 2019 GDP, Australia had a strong ability to provide the population financial assistance. “In some instances more favourably compared toother countries.” It was the stimulus packages and ability of the country to keep people employed in the property sector that underpinned the relative strength when compared with other parts of the economy that had been dramatically hit, she said. Number of Job Losses Stimulus Per Capita (USD) “Let’s not forget that Australian real estate already had a significant shortage of properties listed for sale before this virus tipped our communities upside down.”Yet unlike the previous GFC, he said, this time credit policy was so tight in Australia that the quality of loans approved in the past few years was “exceptionally high”.He said the variety of support packages plus record low interest rates and empathetic banks “will cushion property owners through this and greatly minimise the need for distressed residential property sales”. “As winter becomes spring, and spring becomes summer, we will all come bursting out of our cocoons with a renewed sense of freedom. There will be an enormous release of pent-up demand for goods and services. For property it’s likely to be akin to a flock of seagulls fighting over a chip.”Among the financial assistance being provided is the JobKeeper payment ($1,500 a fortnight for business ownes), JobSeeker payment ($550 fortnight for those who have lost their jobs) and the coronavirus supplement ($550 fortnight, tops up the JobSeeker payment). MORE: Home values rise despite coronavirus falloutlast_img read more

Johnstone set for talks over future

Press Association Johnstone will discuss his future with Van Gaal in the coming weeks and then make a call on whether to go to Preston, but he says any move would have to be temporary. “If I go back out I would like it to be a loan,” Johnstone said. “I have to see what happens here first. The manager here gives kids opportunities. I have been at this club since I was 10 years old so you have to look at it, speak to the right people and see what the club want from me. “If they tell me it is time to move on then it is time to move on, but I will keep working hard here and impressing the manager.” Johnstone will probably have to wait until the futures of David de Gea and Victor Valdes are resolved before he hears from Van Gaal about his plans for him. Grayson is not panicking about the situation. “We will be patient.. I think Sam is certainly worth waiting for,” the Preston boss said recently. Those comments have gone down well with Johnstone. Johnstone enjoyed a successful loan spell at his hometown club last year, helping them get promoted to the Sky Bet Championship via the play-offs. North End manager Simon Grayson has made it clear he wants to bring Johnstone back to Deepdale, but the 22-year-old has played the first two games of United’s pre-season tour and may consider staying to fight for a place in the first-team squad. Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone will hold talks with manager Louis van Gaal before deciding whether to re-join Preston on loan. “I saw what Simon Grayson said. It was good,” Johnstone said. “I enjoyed my time there. The manager, the lads, the fans and the goalkeeping coach were all great. “I never expected to be going to Preston permanently at the end of the season. There was talk about it. That is between the two clubs to decide.” read more

Attention turns to club hurling action

first_imgAll attention turns now towards the club championship in the Premier County this weekend as the Mid Tipp hurling crown is up for grabs.The players involved in this weekend’s Mid Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship Final are prepared to ‘do anything to get the better of the opposition’.That’s the view of Drom-Inch manager Ted Kennedy, whose side face Loughmore-Castleiney in the divisional decider in Templetuohy on Sunday. He says friendships will be cast aside for the duration of the game.Loughmore boss Declan Laffan is hoping a recent run of defeats for the club in the final can be brought to an end.Tipp FM will have regular updates from the match, which throws-in at 3.30 on Sunday afternoon.last_img

Telugu Titans vs Bengal Warriors: Maninder guides Warriors to victory

first_img Devika Pawar FOLLOW US Telugu Titans vs Bengal Warriors: Match ResultThis match marks the fifth consecutive loss for Telugu Titans. Desperate for a win, Abozar Mohajemighani’s team gave Bengal a run for their money. On the other hand, Bengal Warriors extended their unbeaten streak to seven matches. Maninder Singh once again proved his prowess with a total of 17 raid points. Telugu Titans managed to get a lead, but could not maintain it for long as Bengal Warriors proceeded to raid efficiently. There was a tense competition as both teams continued their onslaught of successful raids till skipper Maninder got sent to the bench after stepping on the court without being touched and took three players from Telugu Titans with him. It gave Bengal Warriors a lead of two points. After that, Maninder skillfully inflicted an all-out which strengthened their lead.Also read | Bengal Warriors Vs Puneri Paltan: Here Are The PKL Match DetailsThe second half started with Siddharth Baahubali Desai attacking with a series of successful raids. Telugu Titans managed to all-out Bengal Warriors, after which Siddharth Desai’s super raid tied the score (22-22). However, Maninder single-handedly brought his team back into the game with a string of successful raids. Telugu Titans faced another all-out, which proved to be fatal. Despite Siddharth’s best efforts, Telugu Titans were unable to take the lead. With an impressive defence, Bengal Warriors emerged victorious.Also read | Dream11 PKL: Bengaluru Bulls Vs Dabang Delhi Match PredictionTelugu Titans vs Bengal Warriors: Career Milestones First Published: 26th September, 2019 12:05 IST Last Updated: 26th September, 2019 12:05 IST Telugu Titans Vs Bengal Warriors: Maninder Guides Warriors To Victory Telugu Titans vs Bengal Warriors was PKL 2019’s 106th match. With Maninder Singh and Siddharth Desai competing on court, let us take a look at the match result Written By Maninder Singh completed 150 touch points this season Rinku Narwal completed 50 tackle points this season Sukesh Hegde completed 400 total points overall Siddharth Desai completed 150 total points this season WATCH US LIVEcenter_img Aamar Warriors came. Aamar Warriors fought hard. And Aamar Warriors clinched the tie by a slender margin! 🤩LIVE action continues on Star Sports and Hotstar, stay tuned! #HYDvKOL #VIVOProKabaddi #JAIvPUN #IsseToughKuchNahi pic.twitter.com/e3w8gPJ0gt— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) September 25, 2019 SUBSCRIBE TO US Also read | PKL 2019 Top Raiders: Pawan Kumar Sehrawat Heads The Leaderboard LIVE TV Bengal Warriors beat Telugu Titans with a narrow victory of 40-39 on September 25 at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur (19:30) IST. Though Bengal Warriors have already qualified for the playoffs, the team did not lose their momentum. After the win, Bengal Warriors are ranked first, while Telugu Titans are placed eleventh. Telugu Titans were visibly disheartened after coming so close to winning the game.Also read | PKL Season 7: Narwal, Kumar & Sehrawat Top Raiders This Season COMMENTlast_img read more

NFL Week 14 Weather Updates: Cold temperatures, wind, rain could impact fantasy start ’em, sit ’em decisions

first_imgWeek 14 Rankings:Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | KickerNFL Week 14 weather updatesThe Patriots-Dolphins and Saints-Bucs both figure to see winds around 15 mph (maybe a little higher in Miami) and some rain (higher chance in Tampa). While that’s obviously suboptimal for all teams, it’s not as if the games will be played in monsoons. All four kickers get slight downgrades, but there’s no need to bench any QBs or WRs if you don’t have similarly talented backups (which is highly unlikely for guys like Drew Brees, Michael Thomas, Mike Evans, and Rob Gronkowski, among others) Tom Brady was already on start/sit bubbles, so if you have a similar backup, go ahead and use this weather forecast as a tie breaker.There’s also about a 25-percent chance of rain on Monday in Seattle for the Vikings-Seahawks, but that’s not high enough to be worried about any players.WEEK 14 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endThe coldest spots figure to be Chicago for the Rams-Bears and Green Bay for the Falcons-Packers. With visitors from either a warm-weather or domed locale, obviously the sub-freezing temps could have an effect, but it’s not enough to bench any key players. The Giants-Redskins, Panthers-Browns, Jets-Bills, and Ravens-Chiefs will see similar temperatures. There were some snow worries in Green Bay last week, but for the most part, fantasy football owners were once again fortunate with manageable weather conditions. The Week 14 NFL weather forecast is similar, with only mild wind and rain concerns in spots like Miami (Patriots-Dolphins) and Tampa (Saints-Buccaneers). And while there will be several games featuring temps hovering around or slightly below the freezing mark, it doesn’t look like there will be any snow to affect fantasy start ’em, sit ’em calls.Of course, you don’t have to worry at all about the weather if you have players playing in stadiums with a roof. There are three such games this week, so enjoy ideal conditions if you have guys from the Colts-Texans, Lions-Cardinals, and Eagles-Cowboys games.last_img read more

DeAndre Jordan denies crowd dessert via free throw

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS >> The Timberwolves’ home crowd was going wild.DeAndre Jordan had just left a free throw short, and one more miss meant free frozen yogurt for everyone with a ticket. They knew the math, that Jordan had been missing roughly 60 percent of his free throws this year.And as the Clippers star center stepped to the line with just more than 2 minutes left in the fourth quarter Saturday night, the people howling could probably taste the cold treat covered with sprinkles, chocolate chips and maraschino cherry.All Jordan had to do was miss a free throw, something he’s done 1,368 times in his career. “Sometimes, I’m in a giving mood,” Jordan said with a grin. “Tonight, I was not.”Jordan was intentionally fouled eight times in the fourth quarter, denying the Minnesota fans a confusing snack by going 10-of-16 from the line.“I don’t get the promotion. Ice cream in L.A.? I get that,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers joked. “I think it should be hot chocolate or something here.”The Clippers aren’t joking, though, when they say they’re seeing signs of optimism from Jordan at the free-throw line, a place where he’s struggled his entire NBA career.“I’m confident up there,” Jordan said. “I’ve got a routine. I’ve got everything I need. I’m just going to go up there and just shoot.” How a 42.2 percent free-throw shooter would be “confident” at the line might be a bit confusing. But, this season, Jordan and his teammates have noticed an important step in his journey to 15-foot competence – his misses are the right kind of misses.“They’ve looked good,” Blake Griffin said. “They’ve look really good, even the ones he missed (Friday), the ones he missed tonight.”The good misses are part of a multi-year project Jordan and assistant coach Armond Hill have undertaken.“They’re all straight,” Jordan said. “I’m shooting them the same way. I’m not changing my routine. I’m consistent when I’m at the line now.”In his last two games, games where opposing coaches resorted to intentionally fouling Jordan, he’s made 16-of-28 from the line, upping his season percentage from 34.5 percent to 45.6 percent.“You see it in spurts,” he said. “…Tonight was a good night. Last night was OK.”Jordan’s willingness to step to the line in big situations, whether at the end of competitive scrimmage in practice, during a close fourth quarter in Oklahoma City or with frozen yogurt on the line is certainly notable.Griffin, who himself rebuilt his free-throw shooting to hit more than 70 percent in four-straight seasons, said mindset is a massive step in improving from the line.“You’re not worried about anything else. You’re not trying not to get fouled. You’re going through contact, trying to get and-1’s,” he said. “You’re not shying away from the line. I don’t ever shy away from the line anymore. It just gives you so much confidence, puts you at ease.”And now, when Jordan gets fouled, the process involves some deep breaths at the line, a reliance on his improved mechanics and a little peace of mind. From there, whatever happens happens.“I love it. He wants to shoot them,” Rivers said. “That’s a change.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

LeBron James shares MVP bond with Patrick Mahomes in Twitter exchange

first_imgLeBron James has already entered playoff mode, but his accompanying social media shutdown hasn’t yet commenced.The Lakers star took a few moments early Thursday to respond to a tweet by reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes, who had an up-close view of James’ one-footed dagger 3-pointer against the Pelicans on Wednesday night. King James, who was a pretty fair football player in his younger days, recognized Mahomes’ breakout season in 2018 with the Kansas City Chiefs:Good to have you in the building tonight MVP!! 🙏🏾 https://t.co/9qvrowSqPv— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 28, 2019MORE: Mahomes SN’s 2018 NFL Offensive Player of the Year How close was Mahomes to James on that shot? This close:Bron’s fadeaway 3 had @PatrickMahomes hype 👌 pic.twitter.com/c4At4Jkno4— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 28, 2019James told reporters he didn’t know Mahomes’ seat location at Staples Center during the game. If only he had taken a glance to his right after that shot . . ..@PatrickMahomes was right where he should be tonight, because MVPs sit courtside to watch @KingJames 👀 pic.twitter.com/YTF8hNcA9i— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) February 28, 2019Mahomes has a way to go to match LeBron in the MVP standings (James has four to Mahomes’ one), but the KC QB is just 23. James was 24 when he notched his first award in 2009.last_img read more

Brooklyn Nets Lost to Toronto Raptors

first_imgBasketball players of the Brooklyn Nets were defeated in an away game in Toronto from the Raptors with a final result of 100:95 in the second match of the first round of the NBA league.The captain of the B&H basketball team Mirza Teletović scored 14 points and one rebound in 23 minutes of the game. He had a total of three three-pointers from six attempts.The most efficient player of the Nets were Joe Johnson with 18 points and Deron Williams with 15 points.The Raptors leveled the score with 1-1, and the third match will take place on Friday evening in New York.(Source: Fena)last_img