Advertisement Advertisement Martin Keown believes Harry Kane should reject Man Utd and stay at Tottenham (Pictures: Getty)Arsenal legend Martin Keown has urged Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane to snub a move to Manchester United.Kane, who has scored 181 goals in 278 appearances for Spurs, has emerged as a top target for Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ahead of the summer.The 26-year-old admitted last month he could leave Tottenham if the team do not progress because he wants to win trophies ‘sooner rather than later’.But former Arsenal and England defender Keown believes Kane should stay at Tottenham for the time being.ADVERTISEMENTHe told MailSport: ‘How many times did Manchester United try to get Alan Shearer? Had he gone there, the Premier League’s all-time top scorer would have won trophy after trophy.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Between 1996, the year Shearer signed for Newcastle, and 2006, the year of his retirement, United won five titles.‘Yet he stayed tremendously loyal to his boyhood club. Now the question is whether Harry Kane should do the same. ‘The key difference with Shearer is he won the Premier League with Blackburn before heading home to Newcastle. Kane hasn’t had that.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 City‘At 26 years old, he is still waiting for that first taste of silverware. Maybe other clubs are in better positions to tick that box for him.‘But my initial reaction is that, for the time being, Kane should stay at Tottenham.‘He needs nurturing back to his best after his injury. He needs games, the support of those around him and perhaps some patience. He will get that with Tottenham. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 16 Apr 2020 11:57 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.3kShares Comment Arsenal legend Martin Keown tells Tottenham striker Harry Kane to snub Manchester United transfer Kane has developed into one of the best strikers in the world (Picture: Getty)‘Maybe in six months’ time, once he’s back to banging in goals, then we can revisit the topic of his future.‘We can also assess whether Spurs are looking any more ambitious under Jose Mourinho. For now, I say Kane should stay.’Manchester United are also interested in signing England ace Jadon Sancho and Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish this summer.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Manchester United made proposal for Willian Jose before signing Odion IghaloMORE: Bruno Fernandes insists Man United transfer targets must have one key quality
“Our home match with Olympiacos in the Europa League was played on Thursday 27th February and none of our staff who came into contact with him on that matchday have reported any symptoms since. We continue to follow strict protocols with regard to Coronavirus. “We’re following the Government health guidelines and have additional procedures in place to protect our players and staff. This has included regular deep cleaning of areas used by players at Emirates Stadium and our training centre.” His current valuation is around £5million according to Transfermarkt. Read Also:Nottingham Forest owner gets coronavirus weeks after Arsenal visit But the Belgian team are aiming to get as much as £17million from his future sale. Het Nieuwsblad state that Liverpool are still monitoring him as they bid to boost their attacking options in the future. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Greek businessman Marinakis, who also owns Nottingham Forest, was at the Europa League game on February 27 and met Arsenal officials. But none of the Arsenal officials who came into contact with him have reported symptoms and the club has stepped up safety procedures both at the stadium and training ground. But Wolves’ Europa League tie with Olympiacos on Thursday night – already behind closed doors – is in jeopardy and the Premier League club have asked for postponement under circumstances. Marinakis is also believed to have shaken hands with Forest’s players ahead of their game with Millwall last Friday. Olympiacos players are now being sent for tests to see if they have coronavirus while Chelsea are also awaiting UEFA advice to see if their game with Bayern Munich will be behind closed doors.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Best Cars Of All Time7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices? Arsenal are confident staff and players have not been affected despite Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis publicly admitting that he has the coronavirus.
Background:It would seem as if two tectonic shifts, one in the somewhat bizarre world of global finance (post the Global Finance Crisis), and the other in the realm of the so-called 4th Industrial Revolution, have finally made its way into thinking on competitiveness. In a major step change from its long established methodology that underpinned the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI), the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2018 edition of the index introduces a range of new concepts and attributes geared to measuring competitiveness, and ultimately productivity, to respond to the challenges of the time.In order to understand and interpret the implications of the new rankings of South Africa, for example, it is at first necessary to understand why WEF embarked on a revision of its methodology. These can be divided into two, being: one, of global political-economic nature, and on the other – due to digitisation and the emergence of the 4th Industrial Revolution.On the one hand WEF argues that the global financial crisis indicates that such events have long-term negative impacts on productivity. The 4th Industrial Revolution on the other hand impacts on the outlook of societies due to disruption of existing business models, and the potential negative impacts innovation can have on society.In order to provide more insight on how societies, and states should respond to the challenges of preventing new financial crises and melt-downs, and to govern the societal effects of innovation, the 2018 GCI identifies new attributes to fit the purpose. In broader terms, before we look at some of the details of changes brought to the 2018 GCI methodology, WEF recommends four attributes of successful economies in the early 21st century, these being:1. Be Resilient: introduce measures to prevent financial crises and mass unemployment;2. Be Agile: do not resist change, and be able to adapt to new modes of production of goods and services;3. Build Innovation Ecosystems: encourage and support innovation at all levels;4. Adopt Human-Centric approach: ensure that policy and innovation actively protect human centric development approaches.Changes to the WEF GCI MethodologyThe WEF GCI 2018 presents a revised methodology to measure national competitiveness, and productivity in the context of the fourth industrial revolution. In order to provide competitiveness insight, and national preparedness for adoption of new technologies, modes of production, and the challenges/opportunities of the 4th industrial revolution, WEF in 2018 introduced new pillars of measurement, the twelve are:Institutions (same as before) Infrastructure (same as before) Macro-economic stability (same as before) Health (revised from Health & Primary Education) Skills (newly introduced pillar) Product Market (newly introduced pillar) Labour market (revised but continuation from previous Labour Market Efficiency) Finance system (revised but continuation of Financial Market) Market size (same as before) Business dynamism (revised from Innovation capability (revised from previous ‘Innovation’ pillar)The methodology takes as its point of departure the idea that productivity ultimately drives human development and prosperity in the long term.iii Of the original 98 indicators that informed the GCI, 34 have been retained, and 64 new indicators introduced.It is therefore clear that more than two thirds of the indicators that measured national competitiveness/productivity, have been revised.iv This illustrates the extent to which the two major societal forces (financial instability and the disruptive effects of the 4th Industrial Revolution) have impacted on WEF’s methodology.Implications for Nation Brand Performance profiling of South AfricaThis section provides some initial thoughts and perspectives on how the changed GCI methodology impacts on the South African Nation Brand’s performance. The table below provides an overview of South Africa’s performance in the 2018 GCI. Notable issues: Based on the new WEF GCI methodology it is clear that South Africa still ranks extremely well in terms of: Market size, Finance System, and Innovation Capability; In the African context Mauritius is first at 49/164, and South Africa second at 67th, Morocco, third at – 75th, Tunisia fourth at – 87th, and Botswana at 90th making it the fifth most competitive African nation; Of the BRICS nations, China is first, at 28th, Russia second at – 43rd, India third at – 58th, and Brazil fifth at – 72nd in over-all ranking; South Africa’s national strengths can be found in the Finance System ranking 18th, it’s Market Size at 35th, with strong performance in Business Dynamics at 56th, the Labour Market at 55th (which looks much more promising than rankings achieved through the previous methodology), with a relatively good ranking for Economic Stability at 57th; In the context of the 4th Industrial Revolution it is notable that South Africa ranks 46th for Innovation Capability. As noted above, being agile and capable to adapt to technological change and innovation, is critical to productivity and survival in a period of rapid change.Much further analysis remains to be done to unpack detailed sub-indicators in the GCI to better profile and understand the South African Nation Brand’s capability to remain productive and competitive in the 21st century economy.
23 July 2014Construction company Murray & Roberts has become one of the first beneficiaries of diamond giant De Beers’ R20-billion expansion of its Venetia mine in South Africa, winning a R2.6-billion contract to develop the shafts, tunnels and associated infrastructure for the new underground operation.Venetia is currently an open pit mine and South Africa’s largest producer of diamonds, contributing around 40% of the country’s annual production.Last year, De Beers announced that it would be investing R20-billion in converting the mine to an underground operation, to begin producing its first diamonds in 2021, ramp up to full production in 2024, and continue producing beyond 2040.President Jacob Zuma, speaking at the official launch of construction work on the project in October, said it signalled that South Africa’s mining sector was poised for new growth, adding: “This project is also significant because it demonstrates confidence in South Africa as an investment destination of choice by both foreign and South African companies.”On Wednesday, Murray & Roberts was awarded the contract to build a decline shaft, two vertical shafts, horizontal access tunnels, loading levels, and associated ventilation, ground and water handling infrastructure for the project.Company group chief executive Henry Laas said this was the first of a series of potential awards to Murray & Roberts Cementation, and “potentially represents the single largest opportunity to Murray & Roberts since the Eskom power build programme”.Laas said the “more advanced” Canadian shaft sinking methodology would be used for sinking the vertical shafts, adding that Cementation Canada, “who is recognised as leaders in applying this methodology, will be providing specialist training of the shaft sinking crews.“Although good sinking rates are possible with this methodology, the primary drive in the transition to this methodology is improved safety, as no concurrent shaft sinking activities are required,” Laas said.SAinfo reporter
The book is always better than movie. There’s a reason that this is true. If you read the book first, you’ve already created the picture in your mind. Your pictures are the right pictures. Now some big shot Hollywood director comes along and shares his vision of what the pictures look like, and it’s nothing like your pictures. He gets it all wrong.The director leaves out some of the scenes that you loved. He takes some artistic liberties and changes things to make the picture flow. He even adds characters that don’t appear anywhere in the book. Even your friends say that the movie isn’t as good as the book.But your friends wouldn’t like your movie any better than you would like theirs. Your picture is not only different than the director’s picture, it’s different than your friend’s picture too. What you see in your mind, even though you are reading the same text, is uniquely your own, isn’t it?We can’t see the mental images we conjure up in someone else’s mind. Even when we have words that communicate some meaning, the way we interpret those words can be unique. What is “a long time?” What does “fast” mean? What does “better quality” mean? What does “expensive” mean?The more work you do to understand and see someone else’s pictures, the greater likelihood that you can help them achieve their vision. The quicker you are to believe that you know what someone else means without grasping their real vision, the more likely you are to disappoint them with the picture that you present.QuestionsWhat book have you read that you loved way more than the movie?Why is your picture different than someone else’s?How do you uncover your prospect’s pictures?What do you do to ensure you understand what that picture looks like? Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now
Indians expectedly finished in the bottom half of the results chart in the weightlifting events on the first day of the competitions in the Asian Games here on Saturday.Commonwealth Games silver medallist Soniya Chanu improved upon her CWG performance by lifting a total of 170kg (75+95) but still finished fifth in women’s 48kg category. She had lifted 167kg (73+94) in the CWG.CWG bronze medallist, Sandhya Rani finished sixth in the eight lifters field with a total of 158kg (70+88), which is seven kilogram less than her CWG effort.China’s Wang Mingjuan ran away with the gold medal with a total lift of 285kg. She created new records in both snatch and clean and jerk with efforts of 91kg and 95kg respectively.Thailand’s Pensiri Laosirikul won the silver with a lift of 192kg (83+109) while the bronze went to Chen Wei-Ling of Chinese Taipei who had a total lift of 191kg (86+105).In men’s 56kg, V Srinivasa Rao and Sukhen Dey finished eighth and 10th respectively with below par performances.Rao lifted 245kg (110+135), three kilogram less than his bronze-winning effort in the Commonwealth Games.Dey, who won a silver in the Commonwealth Games, was far below his best with a total lift of 230kg (104+126), a whopping 12 kilogram less than his CWG performance.World champion Wu Jingbiao of China won gold with a total lift of 285kg (133+152), seven kilogram less than his effort at the World Championships in Turkey in September.South Korean Cha Kum Chol, who finished third in the World Championships, expectedly won the silver with a total lift of 276kg (128+148), which is four kilogram less than his effort in Turkey.advertisementIndonesia’s Jadi Setiadi won the bronze with a total lift of 271kg (120+151).With inputs from PTI
TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say BVB winger Sancho tips Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi for Bundesliga stardomby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBorussia Dortmund teenager Jadon Sancho has revealed he has spoken with Callum Hudson-Odoi about life in the Bundesliga. Sancho has excelled in Germany this season and believes Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi, who has been the target of four bids from Bayern Munich, could also make an impact.”Me and Callum are close friends,” said Sancho, speaking from Dortmund’s winter training camp in Marbella. “We’ve played with each other at England.”He’s the next one I would say. He’s very good, very talented, fast and good dribbling skills.”I have told him the Bundesliga is a nice league. I just told him to do whatever is best for him and whatever makes him feel comfortable.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Norwich defender Timm Klose: Booze and smoking almost blew careerby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNorwich City defender Timm Klose admits he almost blew his chance of a pro career due to his lifestyle as a teenager.Klose says moving to Germany transformed his life.He recalled to his club’s TV channel: “When I was 13 I still didn’t know what I would do in my life and even though I came from a very healthy family, I encountered several problems. “I had many older friends who drank and smoked and I, despite being a bad idea, decided to follow them. I clearly dreamed of becoming a professional footballer and in those years I played in the Basel youth teams, but I also spent most of my time between alcohol and smoking. “I lived a parallel reality, I didn’t really understand what was happening to me. One night I almost had a heart attack lying on a bench in a park near the lake. I don’t remember where I was exactly. The next morning alone and it was a shock, only later, when I reached the age of 16, did I meet my wife and move to Nuremberg to find support of a mental coach that I still hear from today.”
Professor Pati was delivering the distinguished lecture on human trafficking held recently at the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC), St. Andrew. “A phenomenon like trafficking is too big of a problem to be faced by governments alone. It’s too big of a problem to be faced by any nation State alone, it doesn’t matter how powerful. It’s a transnational crime encompassing multiple jurisdictions throughout the world; we have to work together,” she said. Professor of law and director of the Human Trafficking Academy at St. Thomas University in the United States, Dr. Roza Pati, says a multi-national approach is needed to combat human trafficking. Story Highlights Professor of law and director of the Human Trafficking Academy at St. Thomas University in the United States, Dr. Roza Pati, says a multi-national approach is needed to combat human trafficking.“A phenomenon like trafficking is too big of a problem to be faced by governments alone. It’s too big of a problem to be faced by any nation State alone, it doesn’t matter how powerful. It’s a transnational crime encompassing multiple jurisdictions throughout the world; we have to work together,” she said.Professor Pati was delivering the distinguished lecture on human trafficking held recently at the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC), St. Andrew.She noted that nations must be willing to work together to achieve the mutual goal of eliminating human trafficking globally.“Nation States must have the willingness to go to the table at the United Nations, right now, when the efforts are being made to have a binding document; a treaty,” she said.She commended the Jamaican Government for acknowledging the issue and putting measures in place to fight the crime.“Your Government is taking the lead but your Government cannot do it alone. Your Government needs you,” Professor Pati said, while urging the youth to become part of the global efforts against the scourge.Head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) Anti-Trafficking in Persons Unit, Deputy Superintendant of Police (DSP) Carl Berry, also called on young people to become engaged in the fight against human trafficking.“Be that global advocate, start the hashtag…why not start that movement on social media, be that voice for the victim. Remember they (victims) are downtrodden, they are traumatized and scared to death but guess what you have? You have the benefit of friendship and freedom.“You have the skills of the computer; you know how to navigate social media. We ask you as global citizens to remember that you have a right to ensure that your brothers and sisters are free,” he said.Meanwhile, Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, Internationalisation and Online Programmes at UCC, Professor Bernadette Warner, said that the institution was pleased to partner with the National Task Force Against Trafficking In Persons (NATFATIP) in the staging of the lecture.“We were very confident that this was a partnership UCC wanted to engage in. A partnership with the philosophy of sustainability, because we felt that as an educational institution, there are ways that we might be able to assist NATFATIP,” she noted.These, she said, are through the development of educational programmes that are relevant in the fight against human trafficking and structuring degree programmes to enable agents and practitioners to build their competence.“Our Bachelor of Science degrees in Social Work and Applied Psychology and our Master of Laws programme are all designed to help in this fight,” Professor Warner pointed out.She said that the lecture provided an avenue to educate students and the wider public about the nature of human trafficking and how they can become a part of the fight.“We heard from NATFATIP the cry for volunteers and I’ve already said that we will be very happy to link onto our website the opportunity for our students to register,” she said.Chair of the NATFATIP Prevention Sub-Committee, Sandra Graham, for her part, said that the entity values the partnership with UCC because there is an indispensable role for educational institutions to play in addressing human trafficking.She expressed the hope that more institutions will see such collaboration as a moral obligation.