Arteta confirms finances ‘big concern’ for Arsenal transfer dealings

first_img Loading… Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has admitted there is concern about the club’s financial situation heading into the summer window. The Gunners are hoping to strengthen the team in several positions. However, manager Arteta may not have many funds available, given the Gunners could be without European football altogether. Arteta touched on the matter after his side’s 2-1 win over Liverpool.Advertisement read also:‘No magic’ recovery for Arsenal without spending, warns Arteta Asked about the club’s finances, Arteta told reporters: “A big concern, you need quality, quality players and a big squad to compete in these competitions. “It is a challenge. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content6 Things Women Found Really Attractive In The 60’s8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Best Cars Of All Timelast_img read more

Cricket News Don’t require any further hearing, Laxman intimates ethics officer

first_imgNew Delhi: Former India star V V S Laxman has intimated the BCCI ethics officer that he doesn’t need any further hearing in the alleged conflict of interest case over his dual role as Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor and member of the board’s Cricket Advisory Committee. Justice D K Jain has now reserved his orders after the BCCI and complainant Sanjeev Gupta also stated that no further arguments are required.Laxman and Tendulkar had lengthy depositions before Jain and the next date of hearing is scheduled on May 20 when they could be represented by their lawyers. It is learnt that Laxman has made it clear that he has nothing more to add to his submissions including the written one. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Laxman, who had in his affidavit, categorically denied having any conflict has made it clear that he is ready to recuse from his post as CAC member if charges are proved.”VVS Laxman has handed over his written submissions and states that the matter be decided based on the material already on record and the written submissions filed today and that he would not need any further hearing in the matter,” BCCI’s website uploaded the ethics officer’s statement.It is learnt that Gupta and the BCCI “shall be at liberty to file any further submissions in response to the written submissions filed today, on behalf of Laxman, within 7 days from today”. last_img read more

Woman gains boost of hope from rehab equipment appeal

first_imgA Donegal-based woman has gained a major lift on her road to recovery from spinal injury, thanks to a team of kind-hearted donators.Anita Jackson, 42, has been using a wheelchair for the past two years following a horror fall in Kenya.But that long and challenging rehabilitation journey has been boosted this week as a successful fundraiser helped Anita buy two pieces of home exercise equipment. Anita and her partner Manus Gallagher, from Burtonport, were forced to go public with an appeal to raise funds for a leg and arm trainer in March.It took just a few weeks for Anita’s story to touch the hearts of hundreds of people all over the country, who rushed to help the couple reach their target of €4,400 on GoFundMe. Thanks to almost 200 donators, Anita is now able to do regular training at home.Anita told Donegal Daily: “I’m really shocked and so appreciative of how nice people can be. Every single person who donated is amazing.“We bought the Motomed and SkiErg last Friday evening and I’ve been using them this week. “I feel like everyone who donated is cheering me on and helping me to get better. I was really tearful when I saw the fund total go up.”Anita Jackson training in the new crowd-funded MotomedAnita’s life was turned upside down in 2016 when she suffered an incomplete spinal injury in a freak fall on holiday in Mombasa. Some doctors feared that she would never walk again. But the determined woman has found a way to get back on her feet after she and Manus moved from their former home in London to Donegal.Anita is now making great strides in her physiotherapy with the No Barriers Exoskeleton. She has used the robotic therapy tool to take over 65,000 steps, while she wanted to complement her progress with home training on a Motomed.Anita Jackson with her partner Manus Gallagher. Anita is a service user of the Letterkenny-based No Barriers Foundation, which provides exoskeleton therapy for people with spinal injury, MS, brain injury and stroke. (North West Newspix).However, due to demands in the HSE, she could only have access to this equipment every three months before it went to another patient.Anita and Manus were inspired to buy the Motomed privately through a GoFundMe campaign, which was a sure success.The overall total raised was €6,397, and the extra money was used for a skiing exercise machine and physiotherapy sessions. Anita said: “I’ll get to use the equipment every day now. The fundraiser has given me a huge chance to progress and get my life back.“Before I had my accident I used to go to the gym a lot. This has made me change a negative experience into a positive one. It’s given me such a boost of hope.”Anita Jackson training with the SkiErg machine, which was funded through GoFundMeAnd there are more than a few winners from this campaign.“The other person who used the HSE motomed must be really happy too because I think they will get to use it full-time now,” Anita said. Such kindness from friends, family and strangers has given Anita even more encouragement to progress in her rehab.She said: “I just have to keep the positivity up and make it happen, not just for me but for the people who backed me too. I’m amazed at how loving and helpful people can be.”Woman gains boost of hope from rehab equipment appeal was last modified: April 5th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:anita jacksonfundraisergofundmeRehablast_img read more

Why I would never fly with AirAsia

first_imgThe question is being asked all over Asia  — should we fly AirAsia to our favourite holiday destinations. It is not quite as simple as “you get what you pay for”.But that is a major factor.Qantas is the world’s safest airline and it has the highest standards for training. Read: Who are the world’s safest low cost airlines? When you pay for your Qantas ticket, you are paying for some of the best-paid pilots who are likely to be Top Guns.You are also paying for one of the world’s most sophisticated plane monitoring systems that detects problems before they become serious.But surveys taken before last year’s extraordinary string of airline disasters show that, though 60 per cent of passengers have a fear of flying, only 27 per cent choose safety over price. Clearly, not all passengers put a value on their lives.Low-cost airlines usually have tighter schedules with less back-up. So, when a plane breaks down, the disruptions can be longer. They work with fewer ground staff, which manifests as less customer service.Low-cost airlines now make up almost 20 per cent of all travel into and out of Australia.The big loser has been Qantas, with its market share declining from about 40 per cent in 1988 — when Dustin Hoffman’s character in Rain Man uttered the famous words “Qantas never crashed”— to about 17 per cent last year.Passengers have been turning their backs on Qantas as the safety records of its competitors have improved greatly, mainly through advances in plane safety. But, tragically, there are still plane crashes.Low-cost airlines have been around since the 1930s but the accepted game changer was Texas-based Southwest Airlines which in 1972 with just three planes, started serving just peanuts on flights and charging rock-bottom fares. It is the only low cost airline from the modern era that is still in business.AirAsia brought the low-cost concept to Asia in 2002. It has been a huge success, with more than 230 million passengers carried on the group’s services.It has joint-venture partners in Indonesia, Thailand, Japan and the Philippines, as well as long-range partner AirAsia X in Kuala Lumpur.Up to December 28, the airline group had operated without a fatality but it has not completed the International Air Transport Association’s Operational Safety Audit.Airlines that have done the IOSA have a 4.3 times better safety record than ones that have not. However, that is not to say AirAsia is 4.3 times less safe than other IOSA airlines — the ratio is distorted by the big number of Third World airlines with terrible crash records that have also ignored the audit.The audit is an internationally recognised evaluation designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline.Other major low-cost carriers that have not done IOSA include Southwest Airlines in the US and Ryanair and Easyjet in Europe.They argue they have robust systems in place and do not need to do the audit.AirlineRatings.com initially rated the AirAsia group five stars out of a possible seven because it had not done the audit.But would I fly on IndonesiaAirAsia? I never have and never will — though, as a rule, I don’t fly on low-cost airlines because the seating is too cramped for my height. And I would not consider flying on any airline that had not done IOSA. IOSA makes a difference.There has been considerable commentary since the Indonesia AirAsia crash about the safety of airlines in Indonesia and certainly most don’t score high marks. But 120 people die on Indonesia’s roads every day.What airline you should fly on is a vexing question.But perhaps the question to ask is: should you buy a more expensive car to ensure you’re safer driving to the airport?last_img read more

ReadWriteStart Calendar, 5 June 2010

first_imgCreative Commons Catalyst Grants As we reported this week, Creative Commons is accepting applications for their Catalyst Grants through the end of the month. These grants are meant to seed activities that support the Creative Commons mission. Applications due June 30. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Venture Capital in Education SummitThe Venture Capital in Education Summit will bring together innovators and investors in the field of education technology. June 8 – 9, New York, NYWomen 2.0 Labs Women 2.0 is sponsoring Women 2.0 Labs, a new 5-week program (July 6 – August 5, 2010) for engineers, developers, biz dev folks, and marketing mavens to develop high-growth technology ventures in San Francisco, CA. Applications due June 20. Related Posts SemTech Start-Up CompetitionSemantic Universe is seeking to identify and recognize promising start-ups in the SemTech field. In partnership with Vator.tv Semantic Universe is hosting its 2010 SemTech Start-Up Competition. Winners will receive an overall prize package totaling over $12,000. Applications due June 6. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Send us your suggestions for other events! 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Next Top Startup The finalists have been chosen for this event, sponsored by f3fundit. The winner, crowned “Next Top Startup,” will take home a a €25,000 prize. June 17, Barcelona, Spain. audrey watters Last week, we launched our ReadWriteStart calendar, a way to help you track the various events and deadlines in the startup world. If you’d like to add something to the calendar, leave a comment here or email us.As with the ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, we have included ways for you to easily import or download the information into your own calendar.Here are some of the upcoming deadlines and events this month: Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#events#start last_img read more

How to Avoid a Bad Strategic Partnership for Your Startup

first_imgchris cameron A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… The Good & the BadFor startups, strategic partnerships boil down to pretty clear pros and cons.The Good: Strategic partners can provide much needed capital, especially at a time when financial investors may be balking at the company. They can also provide resources and exposure for the startup than can be invaluable to its success.The Bad: Strategic partners aren’t as focused on the interests of your company, and in most cases aren’t even in it for the money. Companies take on smaller partners to help promote their own brand or to leverage new technologies. While a strategic partner could lead to an eventual acquisition, it could also prevent the startup from being acquired elsewhere.The Solution: Be wise. Carefully inspect the details of the partnership and be sure it doesn’t forfeit too much power to the partner. If need be, use merit-based rewards or other incentives to ensure the partner holds up its end of the bargain.For startups, a strategic partner is a careful endeavor to consider, but if done right it can be beneficial. If you have any other reasons why a startup should or should not take on strategic partners, please share your thoughts in the comments below! Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts In the world of the investing in and acquiring of companies, strategic investments sit on the fence between these two camps. When an established company sees a smaller one making progress in a field that it is interested in, it may make an investment in the company for one of several reasons. Doing so can give the company a bit of leverage in terms of helping steer the startup while not dropping a big acquisition investment. That said, it is important for startups to understand both sides of the coin before taking on strategic investors.center_img “One way I’ve seen a startup navigate [the right of first refusal] clause is by narrowing the timing of such a blocking right to 6 months or 12 months. I’m not a fan of that either.”– Bijan Sabet, Spark CapitalSpark Capital partner Bijan Sabet wrote on this very topic today, pointing out the potential pitfalls for startups with strategic investors. He says that in his experience, relationships with strategic investors are usually not positive ones for startups because of the misalignment of incentives. A venture capitalist is incentivized to see the startup succeed; the better the startup does, the greater the VC’s return on investment. Strategic partners, on the other hand, obviously care more about protecting themselves than the success of a smaller company. As Sabet adds, this can lead to bad deal terms for the startup, including giving the partner the ability to block an acquisition.“They don’t want to see your company being sold to a competitor,” writes Sabet, referencing a “right of first refusal” agreement. “One way I’ve seen a startup navigate this clause is by narrowing the timing of such a blocking right to 6 months or 12 months. I’m not a fan of that either.”Another way that Sabet suggests startups can avoid bad strategic partnerships is to introduce incentives for the partner to turn the tables a bit. Startups can set goals or quotas that will incentivize the partner to provide for the startup in order to receive its equity. With this safeguard, if the startup doesn’t significantly benefit from the relationship in the way that it needs, the partner goes home empty handed. Tags:#start#tips Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Josh Richardson gets $42M deal to stay with Heat

first_imgUFC strips Jones, reinstates Cormier as 205-pound champion The contract goes into effect in the 2018-19 season. Richardson will make about $1.5 million this coming season, and will likely be in the mix of candidates vying for the starting small forward spot with the Heat. The deal was not a surprise, given that Miami officials had indicated repeatedly that they had no plans on letting Richardson go elsewhere.Richardson is entering his third season with the Heat. He averaged 10.2 points last season, appearing in 53 games and making 34 starts. He shot 46 percent from 3-point range as a rookie, then 33 percent from beyond the arc last season — after missing training camp with a knee injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe Heat begin this season’s training camp Sept. 26.Richardson turns 24 on Friday. He was the No. 40 overall pick by Miami in the 2015 NBA draft after a four-year career at Tennessee. Josh Richardson of the Miami Heat tries to get a shot off between Tobias Harris #34 and Marcus Morris #13 of the Detroit Pistons during the first half at the Palace of Auburn Hills on March 28, 2017 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPMIAMI — Josh Richardson will go to Miami Heat training camp later this month with a new contract.Richardson and the Heat agreed Wednesday on a four-year extension that could be worth $42 million, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press. The fourth year will be at Richardson’s option, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the signing.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaullast_img read more

Shocked and gutted: New Zealand’s Ish Sodhi on Daryl Mitchell DRS controversy

first_imgNew Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi expressed his disappointment at the controversial dismissal of Daryl Mitchell who was given out after a contentious DRS decision during the 2nd T20I between against India in Auckland on Friday.Dary Mitchell had to walk back to the pavilion after he was adjudged LBW in the sixth over of the match off Krunal Pandya’s bowling. The New Zealand batsman, who was just playing his second international game, sought the help of captain and non-striker, Kane Williamson, before opting for a review of the umpire’s on-field decision.Much to the surprise of quite a few, the third umpire adjudged Daryl Mitchell out despite the Hotspot confirming an edge. Even to the naked eye, the ball’s deviation after crossing Mitchell’s bat before it crashed into his pads, was evident.Kane Williamson was in disbelief as the umpire raised his finger once again after the DRS process. India captain Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni were even seen discussing with the two on-field umpires but Mitchell had to eventually walk back on 1.”Shocking. We didn’t really understand what was going on. Most people saw that there was a hotspot on his bat. We’re pretty gutted about it. Gutted because it was just his second game, coming out and having something like that. I have never seen anything like that in international cricket before,” Ish Sodhi told the media after New Zealand’s seven-wicket defeat.New Zealand were reduced to 43 for 3 after Daryl Mitchell’s dismissal. Krunal Pandya, who picked up two wickets in his first over, returned to dismiss Williamson. The left-arm spinner shone as the Black Caps were restricted to 158 after which Rohit Sharma set up India’s eight-wicket win with a quickfire half-century.advertisementWe were waiting for the umpire’s call: Khaleel AhmedReacting the controversial DRS decision, India fast bowler Khaleel Ahmed had said the India players were just waiting to the third umpire’s decision.According to the International Cricket Committee rules, a fielding captain can withdraw his appeal with the permission of the umpire who made the decision and call back the dismissed player. The appeal has to be made before the subsequent ball is delivered.”We were just waiting for umpire’s call because we can’t do anything in that decision. Whatever the umpires said we just accepted it,” Khaleel said.With the series tied at 1-1, India and New Zealand will head to Hamilton for the decider on Sunday, February 10. Having won the ODI series 4-1, India would want to finish the tour on a high, by clinching their first-ever T20I series win in New Zealand.Also Read | Captain Rohit Sharma emulates Virat Kohli as India hammer New Zealand in AucklandAlso Read | MS Dhoni’s presence helped Rishabh Pant play a solid innings in Auckland T20I: Harbhajan SinghAlso Read | Did you miss Virat Kohli, reporter asks. Khaleel Ahmed bursts out laughingAlso See:last_img read more

Port of Rotterdam Tests Autonomous Navigation

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Port of Rotterdam The Port of Rotterdam Authority has started testing autonomous navigation with a floating lab in preparation for the next step in autonomy.The authority converted a patrol vessel into a floating lab that collects data, including data about the vessel’s operation and power.“By making these data available to the business community and education, further research can be conducted into the introduction of autonomous navigation and the Port of Rotterdam can make further preparations for this,” the authority noted.The Port of Rotterdam Authority has equipped a former patrol vessel (RPA3), the so-called floating lab, with cameras, sensors and measurement equipment. In this way data is obtained about weather and water conditions and about the vessel’s operation, power and engine.As well as autonomous navigation, the floating lab will test other applications. The use of cameras will be tested, for example for automatic inspection of quay walls or detection of objects in the water. The combination of sensors on the water with land-based sensors to develop a network and smart infrastructure will also be investigated.The Port of Rotterdam Authority signed its first partnership for data exchange from the floating lab with Captain AI. They are adding artificial intelligence to the data, which enables computers to be trained as artificial captains to navigate independently through the port.“By cooperating with other parties, including by making our data available, we aim to promote the development of new technologies and investigate the impact of these on the port and port facilities,” Ronald Paul, Port of Rotterdam Authority COO, said.“We expect the arrival of autonomous navigation to further increase the safety and accessibility of the Port of Rotterdam and, moreover, it will be an effective aid for skippers and shipping traffic controllers.”last_img read more