Side dish: TOURISM IN FIGURES 2018 Although the number of arrivals and overnight stays is not a measure of success in tourism, statistics are important to know where we are, in which direction we are going, what are our strengths and weaknesses, and which also shows us various trends. Tourism in figures for 2018 shows us an insight into our tourism and a useful review of the last tourist year, issued by the Ministry of Tourism.
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger (Picture: Getty)A true free-kick master.Lionel Messi is inevitable. pic.twitter.com/XtjQpInU5L— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 1, 2019 Arsene Wenger reacts to Liverpool’s Champions League defeat to Barcelona Advertisement Barcelona have one foot in the Champions League final (Picture: Getty)Arsene Wenger says Liverpool collapsed in the final 15 minutes of their 3-0 defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League.Jurgen Klopp’s side will need a minor miracle at Anfield next week after a Lionel Messi brace and a Luis Suarez goal saw Barca take control of the semi-final tie.Liverpool battled hard and wasted opportunities before Messi scored the first of his two goals in the 75th minute of the match.Eight minutes later, the Argentine forward produced a stunning free-kick to beat Alisson and ensure Barcelona have one foot in the Champions League final.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityAssessing the match for beIN Sports, former Arsenal boss Wenger said: ‘It was hard for Liverpool tonight.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘But, I must say, Barcelona suffered in the second half until they scored the second goal, then Liverpool collapsed.‘There was two important things that happened tonight. First, when they suffered Ernesto Valverde made a good change.‘He brought [Nelson] Semedo on and put [Sergi] Roberto in midfield… from that point on that looked more stable defensively. Advertisement ‘The second part of it… something we have seen so many times, is Messi. Mr Messi came in and said: “Let me finish the job”.‘Liverpool had a late chance, they should have scored. They will regret this chance but overall it is typical thing I have seen at Barcelona.‘They are better than you in the final third, every pass is great. That makes the difference at the end of the day.’Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand, meanwhile, heaped praise on Messi after the Argentine notched up his 600th Barcelona goal in the semi-final clash.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘Lionel Messi’s a phenomenal player,’ Ferdinand told BT Sport. ‘He’s got everything. He’s one of the best ever, if not the best.‘I’m delighted to be here, I feel blessed. This is the stuff I can tell my kids about. He can decide a game as and when he chooses.’The return leg at Anfield takes place next Tuesday.MORE: Rio Ferdinand blasts Virgil van Dijk for ‘criminal’ mistake against Barcelona Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 1 May 2019 10:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link242Shares
TPI is a £7trn asset owner-led initiative developed by the Church of England and pension fund partners.However, an amendment submitted by Oxford Diocese in advance of the Synod urged the investors to require fossil fuel companies to align their business plans with the Paris Agreement by 2020 or – automatically – face immediate divestment.After discussion, that amendment was dropped, with the Synod approving an alternative amendment asking the investors to assess companies’ progress by 2023, and divest from any companies not on track to meet the aims of the Paris Agreement.During the debate, David Walker, bishop of Manchester and deputy chair of the Church Commissioners, said: “Unilateral, wholesale [divestment] from fossil fuel producers in 2020, or beginning in 2020 based on assessments in 2020, would leave our strategy, and influence, in tatters.”He argued: “It would not spur companies on to change further and faster – it would take the pressure off them. Now is not the moment to do that.”A Church of England spokesman said: “This new date is provided as a cut-off date when engagement has failed and the company is clearly not on the path towards the Paris Agreement targets.” New research from the TPI has shown that, within the electricity, coal, and oil and gas sectors, most companies are yet to adopt business strategies aligned with the goals of the Paris Agreement. The Church of England is to divest from fossil fuel companies that have not complied with its requirements to report on their climate change strategy by 2023.The church’s General Synod – its governing body – voted earlier this month on the policy, which will now be adopted by its three investing bodies, The Church Commissioners, Church of England Pensions Board, and CBF Church of England Funds, with aggregate endowments worth around £13bn (€14.7bn).The Synod overwhelmingly affirmed its support for the three bodies’ approach to tackling climate change, including its ongoing strategy of engaging with companies rather than divesting from them.The investors had previously announced that, beginning in 2020, they would use Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) assessments to start to reduce holdings in companies that were not taking seriously their responsibilities to assist with the transition to a low-carbon economy.