Joe Gomez: Liverpool defender suffers injury during England training | Football News

first_img Image:Gomez’s central defensive partner Virgil van Dijk is expected to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury A long-term absence for Gomez would be a major blow to Liverpool, who are expected to be without fellow centre-back Virgil van Dijk for the rest of the season after he suffered a severe knee injury against Everton last month.Jurgen Klopp has also been without central midfielder Fabinho, who deputised at centre-back following Van Dijk’s injury, but the Brazilian is expected to return to action after the international break. Arsenal wing-back Bukayo Saka is grateful to England captain Harry Kane for helping him settle in the national team and hopes to repay the faith shown in him by manager Gareth Southgate.Saka, who made his England senior debut against Wales last month, has been called up to Southgate’s squad for the second time ahead of matches against Republic of Ireland, Belgium and Iceland.The 19-year-old has enjoyed a meteoric rise since breaking into Arsenal’s first team in November 2018, and he revealed it was Tottenham striker and England captain Kane who helped him settle when he joined up with his international team-mates.“All the boys have been so good with me from the first minute I came in,” Saka said in his first England news conference.“Harry Kane put his arm around me, he spoke to me and asked me how I was. For him to do that, it helped me settle in much quicker and made me feel comfortable to be myself around everyone.“That helps me not just off the pitch but also on the pitch too, because I feel like I can be myself, express myself and play with the confidence that I play with back at my club.” Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has suffered a potentially serious injury during England training.The FA has yet to comment on the incident, which occurred during Wednesday morning’s session, but Gomez is understood to be receiving treatment, while the extent of the injury is being assessed. England manager Gareth Southgate is scheduled to address the media on Wednesday evening.- Advertisement – Andy Robertson believes Liverpool’s point at Manchester City on Sunday has left them well placed amid this season’s unrelenting schedule.The champions lost top spot in the Premier League over the course of the weekend but were satisfied to leave the Etihad Stadium with a 1-1 draw and Robertson feels they are doing well to be third in the circumstances.“We are always hungry for more but we have to be happy,” he told“I think when we started getting some injuries and lost a couple of players with Covid-19, everyone expected the wheels to fall off.“But we’ve managed to steady the ship a little bit and pick up some great results. Long may that continue and long may we keep building our confidence and building our performances.Saka: Kane helped me settle in England squad 0:20 – Advertisement – Arsenal wing-back Bukayo Saka says Tottenham striker Harry Kane has helped him settle into the England squad. – Advertisement – FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Manchester City’s draw with Liverpool in the Premier League England are scheduled to play the Republic of Ireland in a friendly on Thursday, before taking on Belgium and Iceland in Nations League fixtures.- Advertisement – 3:00 Bukayo Saka Gomez has started all but one of Liverpool’s Premier League fixtures this season, with Klopp’s side attempting to defend their Premier League title.Despite their injury struggles, Liverpool went into the international break just a point behind leaders Leicester, who they face in their next match, on November 21.Robertson: Liverpool doing well given circumstances preview imagelast_img read more

Jailed Mexican drug kingpin dies of COVID-19

first_imgTopics : The head of a Mexican drug cartel jailed after decapitating 12 people has died of COVID-19, official sources said on Monday.Los Zetas leader Moises Escamilla May — known as Gordo May (Fatty May) — was serving 37 years in the western state of Jalisco for organized crime and illegally carrying weapons.Among the offenses for which he was jailed was the beheading of 12 people in the southeastern state of Yucatan in 2008. Many citizens’ groups have warned the government about the risks of the coronavirus spreading in often overcrowded Mexican prisons.Mexico has recorded 35,000 cases of COVID-19 and almost 3,500 deaths.In April, the Senate approved an amnesty for those convicted of less serious crimes, allowing them to be freed to help prevent the disease spreading. center_img “He wasn’t suffering from any disease and started showing breathing symptoms on May 6,” said the health ministry at the end of last week, without identifying Escamilla.A day later he was taken to hospital where he died.A source at the public prosecutor’s office in Jalisco confirmed to AFP on Monday that it was Escamilla who had died.The kingpin was arrested by federal police alongside eight associates in September 2008 in the southeastern seaside resort off Cancun, where he was based.last_img read more

This blast from the past in Mermaid Beach sold for a seven digit figure

first_img33 Surf St, Mermaid Beach. Despite the heavy rain and busy track side at the GC600 the Mermaid Beach property had no trouble selling according to Tony Velissariou from Tony V real estate. The light blue house with a bright yellow roof is a time capsule with furniture from the 60s including bamboo arm chairs, green wallpaper and of course the shag pile carpet. 33 Surf St, Mermaid Beach. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa22 hours ago“It was a rainy Saturday and the city was packed with people from the GC600 so we auctions were probably not high on the priority list for some but we had a full house on Saturday,” Mr Velissariou said. The Anderson family bought the Mermaid Beach house 40 years ago. 33 Surf St, Mermaid Beach. “The three siblings Judith Barkla, Greg Anderson and Trevor Anderson were taking care of it after their mother and father passed away,” Mr Velissariou said. “It was their holiday home and their father retired there.“They were pleased with the price it fetched but were sad to be letting a piece of family history go.” 33 Surf St, Mermaid Beach. IT’S a 1970s flashback and it just sold for a mind boggling seven digit figure on Saturday. Hitting the market for the first time in 40 years the Mermaid Beach property at 33 Surf St didn’t last long before it was snapped up for a breezy $1.15 million. According to CoreLogic the three-bedroom beach cottage last sold in 1978 for $31,500 when the Anderson family first bought it. 33 Surf St, Mermaid Beach. “It’s an icon for the street, it’s in great condition it probably just needs a fresh lick of paint.”Mr Velissariou said Luke Henderson from John Henderson The Professionals helped him squeeze a crowd of 40 people into the cottage. 33 Surf St, Mermaid Beach.last_img read more

De-risking falls as pension funds await interest rate rise

first_imgUK pension buyout volumes are likely to have declined in 2016 compared with the past two years, according to data from JLT Employee Benefits.It is an indication that pension funds are delaying de-risking transactions due to “a widespread misconception” that low interest rates make buy-in or buyout deals less attractive, JLT said.Ruth Ward, senior consultant at JLT, said: “We are aware of plenty of cases where schemes have been ready to complete a buy-in or buyout but have delayed in the expectation of an improvement in pricing that has just not materialised.”The UK’s base interest rate was cut to 0.25% in August, following the country’s vote to leave the European Union, after more than seven years set at 0.5%. The yield on 10-year Gilts fell to a record low of 0.518% in August.At close of trading on Friday, 10-year Gilts were yielding 1.438%.Pension schemes need to determine the risk of delaying transactions while liabilities deteriorate, JLT argued.Despite the difficult market conditions, even pension funds of less than £1m have been able to obtain buyout quotes, Ward added.“Trustees and sponsors should insure their liabilities as soon as they can afford to do so,” she said.“There is no guarantee the position will look better in future, and, even if it does, it may prove more difficult to get a quotation and execute a transaction.”Ward recommended that pension funds consider insuring pensioner liabilities first, before moving on to other parts of their liabilities.The ICI Pension Fund, which has advocated this approach, completed five separate buy-in transactions this year as it continued its opportunistic approach to de-risking.JLT’s quarterly buyout market report predicted that total transactions in 2016 would be lower than the £12.4bn in 2015, and £13.2bn in 2014.Among 2016’s largest deals were a £1.1bn buyout of the Vickers Group Pension Scheme, backed by Legal & General, and a £1bn longevity swap involving the Electricity Supply Pension Scheme and Abbey Life.last_img read more

People moves: PGGM hires responsible investment chief

first_imgGreenwood said: “Kieran will be a hard act to follow, but like him I firmly believe our approach will enable us to ensure we remain the most cost-effective and efficient pool in the local government pension scheme, underpinned by a simple but effective democratic governance structure. This will ensure the Northern Pool maintains the good investment returns and low costs that have resulted in low contribution rates for the benefit of taxpayers.”  VBV Group – Andreas Zakostelsky is to become the chief executive of the €9.4bn Austrian group’s provident fund from October, replacing the retiring Heinz Behacker, who has also been the chief financial officer of VBV Holding.At the €3.3bn VBV Vorsorgekasse Zakostelsky will be joined by Michaela Attermeyer, who has been head of department at VBV’s pension fund. Martin Vöros is staying on as a member of the Vorsorgekasse’s board, and has been appointed the successor of Behacker as CFO on the holding company board. Zakostelsky has been VBV group chief executive since 2016, when he replaced Karl Timmel. Behacker has led the VBV group since it began operating in 2003. Pensioenfonds Notariaat – Nienke Bijlholt has been named as trustee of the €2.8bn pension fund for legal notaries and their staff. Bijlholt, a junior notary at VBC Notarissen, is currently chair of the Pensioenkamer, the fund’s sponsor that is responsible for its pension arrangements. She succeeds Marinus de Waal, who represented notaries’ employees on the board.BMO Global Asset Management – Bart Kuijpers has been appointed as managing director and head of fiduciary management for the Netherlands at BMO Global Asset Management as of 1 April.Kuijpers was previously CEO of IPP-SE, a joint venture between Swiss Re and Credit Suisse which had established the low-cost defined contribution (DC) vehicle i-PensionSolutions. Prior to this, Kuijpers was managing director at Credit Suisse. At BMO he succeeds Ernst Hagen, who is to fully focus on a small group of strategic clients at the company.Smart Pension – Darren Philp, currently director of policy and market engagement at multi-employer DC provider The People’s Pension, is joining Smart Pensions as head of policy in September.A well-known figure in the UK pensions industry, Philp was director of policy at the UK pension fund association before joining B&CE, the provider of The People’s Pension auto-enrolment scheme, in October 2013. Philp also worked at the UK treasury department for almost 13 years.Man Group – The listed asset manager has appointed Simon Finch to the newly created role of CIO for credit at Man GLG, its discretionary investment management arm. He will join Man Group’s executive committee and Man GLG’s management team. He was previously CIO at fixed income specialist CQS where he had worked since 2004.Altis – The fiduciary management subsidiary of NN Investment Partners has added three portfolio managers to its alternatives research team. Robbert Staal, senior portfolio manager for real estate, joined at the beginning of March. He previously worked at Blue Sky Group, CBRE and ING Real Estate and is experienced in listed and non-listed real estate.Menno Meekel, senior portfolio manager for fixed income, will join effective 1 April. He previously worked at Rabobank and IRIS and has extensive experience in fixed income, manager selection and monitoring. Arjan van der Loo will join as senior portfolio manager for alternatives on 1 May. He previously worked at MN, Morgan Stanley and KPMG.AFM – The Dutch cabinet has reappointed Merel van Vroonhoven for a second four-year term as executive chair of communication watchdog Authority Financial Markets (AFM). The supervisor’s executive board still has a vacancy after the departure of Femke de Vries, who left at year-end. The AFM is also seeking an additional fourth board member, which it said was necessary because of the increasing digital and international aspects of the financial sector.Hymans Robertson – The UK consultancy has named Alistair Russell-Smith as head of corporate defined benefit practice. He has worked at the firm since 2000 and was made a partner four years ago. He primarily advises corporate and charity clients on funding and investment strategies, benefits strategy and member options, and de-risking.Inflection Point Capital Management (IPCM) – At the end of June Matthew Kiernan will retire as chief executive of the sustainability-oriented investment research boutique that he launched with La Française in 2013. Groupe La Française this week announced it would acquire full ownership of IPCM and rebrand it Inflection Point by La Française. Kiernan will stay on as a non-executive board member. Roland Rott, who has been responsible for ESG integration and responsible investment research since July 2016, will become managing director of the new entity.State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) – The investment manager has hired Kathleen Gallagher as head of ETF model portfolios for the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions. Before joining SSGA, Gallagher was at BlackRock where she was most recently head of investment strategy in the iShares solutions team.  Sackers – The pensions law firm has appointed Paige Willis as associate in its alternative funding and contingent asset practice. Willis was previously at Ashurst, where she worked in the securities and derivatives team since qualifying in March 2017. LawDeb Pension Trustees – Edward Levy has joined the firm as a new trustee director, having previously been group strategic projects director at Aviva. Before that he worked at Abbey National plc and Lloyds TSB Group. PGGM, Northern Pool, VBV, Notariaat, BMO GAM, Smart Pension, Man Group, Altis, AFM, Hymans Robertson, Inflection Point, SSGA, Sackers, LawDebPGGM – The €206bn Dutch asset manager has appointed Hans op ‘t Veld as head of responsible investment, to start on 1 May. Currently, Op ‘t Veld is head of listed real estate at PGGM as well as manager of its €11bn listed property fund.He has been working at PGGM since 2007. Prior to this, he worked at MSCI and Kempen. Op ‘t Veld succeeds Marcel Jeucken, who left in November to start a self-employed career. His role was temporarily filled by Frank Roeters van Lennep, CIO of private markets.Northern Pool/LGPS – Ian Greenwood has been named chair of the Northern Pool, a £42bn investment collaboration between the Greater Manchester, Merseyside, and West Yorkshire local government pension funds. Greenwood is deputy chair of the West Yorkshire fund and also of the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum. He succeeds Kieran Quinn, who died in December.last_img read more

Queenslander and art collection up for grabs

first_imgSpace Boy by Dennis Ropar sits in one of the bedrooms at 28 Ellena St, Paddington. Picture: Supplied.A BRISBANE art lover is auctioning her impressive collection as her Paddington home hits the market. Sally Dobson, owner of Resonate Broadcasting and Resonate Regional Radio, is auctioning more than 150 art pieces, collected across 20 years, in anticipation of the sale of her five-bedroom Queenslander at 28 Ellena St, Paddington.The artworks will go under the hammer at her home, through Brisbane’s Lethbridge Gallery, on Saturday, April 6. “I’m pretty much putting everything for sale,” Ms Dobson said.“If you’re someone just starting out in your art collecting journey, it’s a good way to see how a collection can grow and change. How traditional pieces speak with non-traditional pieces.” The open-plan living space at 28 Ellena St, Paddington.Ms Dobson said the sale of her home and her artwork would give her a clean slate to start a new collection. “As you get older you want to simplify your life and tastes change dramatically over the years as you collect,” she said. “I’ve had a wonderful life of building homes and an art collection … but now I want to do those things on a much smaller scale.“I’m getting quite excited about the prospect of change and moving to new environment and starting again.”The Dobson Collection will go to auction at 28 Ellena St, Paddington on Saturday, April 6 at 5pm. The artwork can be viewed from 10am on the same day. The Paddington property is on the market through Andrew Murray of Ray White Paddington. A Jane Burton piece hangs in the main bedroom. Picture: Supplied.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoMs Dobson said the collection included Aboriginal works and some “almost bizarre, contemporary, semipolitical” pieces from China. There are paintings, photographs, sculptures and statues by artists including Archibald Prize winner Euan Macleod, Aboriginal artist and activist Richard Bell, photographer Bill Henson, Aboriginal artist Rosella Namok, Brisbane artist Robert Brownhall and Mambo artist Reg Mombassa.Lethbridge Gallery curator, Brett Lethbridge said the “culturally knowledgeable” collection offered a broad selection of not only well-known, established artists, but also emerging younger artists.“Auctions are always a good opportunity to get access to work you normally would not be able to access and to get something good at a good price,” he said. last_img read more

Charge of negligence raised in Kahui case

first_imgSunday Star Times  21 Oct 2012A legal expert says police could charge Chris Kahui, found not guilty after a seven-week trial in 2008 of the murder of his twin sons, with being a negligent parent. After a review prompted by coroner Garry Evans, police said last week they would not lay further charges over the 2006 deaths of 3-month-old twins Chris and Cru. The decision came three months after Evans found their injuries were inflicted while they were in their father’s care, ruling out the involvement of their mother, Macsyna King. Kahui is all but protected from facing another homicide charge because of double jeopardy provisions in the Bill of Rights Act that say a person, once acquitted, can be prosecuted for the same charges again only if there is compelling new evidence. But Auckland University’s law school associate professor Bill Hodge said there was a strong legal argument that police could charge Kahui for a different crime. “There are other possibilities in the Crimes Act,” he said. Hodge said the most obvious was section 152 that says every parent, or those in charge of a child under 18, has a duty to take reasonable steps to protect them from injury.…Family First national director Bob McCroskie said King could also be accused of negligence. “She wasn’t around. You have to look at what’s directly related to the critical time, that period before the deaths.” read more

Van Dijk reveals target for Liverpool in 2020 after trophy-laden 2019

first_imgThey also have a match in hand – to be played against West Ham at the end of next month – over second-placed Leicester and Manchester City, in third, and look nailed on to end a 30-year wait for the title in May.“Yeah, 100 per cent it, the year we feel very positive about it,” he said.“If you are able to play for trophies when you are in finals then you want to win them so we have been doing that since the Champions League so it is a nice habit.“I think the most important thing was the Champions League. That is something incredible and we all enjoyed that – but we all enjoyed the ride we had in the Premier League last year (finishing one point behind City).“We came very close, unfortunately, City were just a little bit better but that spurred us on to try even harder this year and so we have been winning games, grinding games out and playing good football at times.“We enjoy the hard work too so that is very good. Hopefully, we can just keep going doing that and just be hungry for that as well.“We are halfway through now and we hope to finish the season on a high so for that we have to focus on the game ahead of us.”Despite their commanding lead, Van Dijk said there was no risk of the players becoming complacent, having taken 55 points from a possible 57 so far. Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk admits 2019 was an important breakthrough year for the players but insists they are not allowing themselves to look ahead to what could prove to be even more memorable 2020.Advertisement Read Also: Ex-Liverpool legend blasts VAR after another controversial decision“Obviously last year we have seen anything can happen and this year we just focus on the game ahead of us and we will see at the end when it will be decided, hopefully in our favour,” he added.“The whole experience from last year, doing well in the league, only losing one time, winning the Champions League, the whole experience has been helping us so far in our journey this season.“We should be learning from what happened last year and I feel that is definitely what has been going on.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img The Reds closed out a 12 months in which they won the Champions League, the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Wolves which re-established their 13-point lead at the top of the Premier League table. Promoted Content7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWorld’s Most Delicious Foods6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootThese TV Characters Proved That Any 2 People Can Bury The HatchetWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Futurelast_img read more

Lady Wildcats Swept By Lady Knights

first_imgErrors at key parts of the game, and an inability to string hits together doomed the Wildcats on Thursday night as they fell to South Dearborn by a final score of 11-1. The Wildcats were able to scatter six hits throughout the game, but they just couldn’t get the big hit to put up the offensive numbers to hang with the Knights.Offensively the Wildcats were led be Laura Hildebrand who had two singles in the game. Kloe Bolos, Camryn Brewer, Michaela Ferman, and Bree Bischoff each had a hit in the game to round out the offense for Franklin County. Bolos had the only RBI for the Wildcats, and Brewer scored Franklin County’s lone run.Franklin County will travel a few hours north to Hartford City on Saturday for the Blackford Invitational. The Wildcats will face Eastern Hancock in their first game scheduled for 11:45 am. The other teams in the tournament are Blackford and Union County.Franklin County’s Junior Varsity fell on the road Thursday night by a final score of 16-1. The Wildcats struggled to get anything going on offense as the pitching of South Dearborn’s Alley Lunsford kept the hitters at bay. Franklin County also had issues fielding the ball as well, making 4 errors in the field.One of the highlights on offense for the Wildcats was in the top of the first when the Wildcats took an early lead. Kylie Lea lead off the game for the Wildcats with a walk and then advanced to second on a wild pitch. She would then come into score off of the bat of Emily Wendel who hit a long double into the left center gap to score Lea.With the loss, the Junior Varsity’s record falls to 8-3 on the year and 6-2 in EIAC play. Franklin County will be back on the diamond on Monday night when they take on Cambridge City in the final home game of the season. First pitch is scheduled to immediately follow the varsity game which begins at 5 pm.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Alex McCool.last_img read more

Advantage Spurs after derby win

first_img Gareth Bale slipped behind a static Arsenal back four and slotted past Wojciech Szczesny to put Tottenham 1-0 up before Aaron Lennon breezed past the flat back line moments later, latching on to Scott Parker’s pass before beating the Arsenal goalkeeper from close range. Per Mertesacker pulled one back for the Gunners in the second half, but a mix of wasteful passing around the box, and excellent displays from Jan Vertonghen and Michael Dawson, stopped Arsene Wenger’s men from finding their way through again. Tottenham moved seven points clear of Arsenal in the race for a Champions League spot with a 2-1 win in a pulsating north London derby at White Hart Lane. Press Associationcenter_img Arsenal controlled the opening stages of the game and Santi Cazorla cut out the Tottenham back four with a jaw-dropping 40-yard pass to play Olivier Giroud through, but Vertonghen did just enough to put the Frenchman off. Spurs were on the back foot, but they managed to take the lead through man of the moment Bale. The Welshman latched on a clever pass from Gylfi Sigurdsson and stabbed the ball past the on-rushing Szczesny. Just 140 seconds later it was 2-0. Parker picked the ball up on the half-way line, Arsenal backed off, and he threaded a wonderful ball through to Lennon, who rounded Szczesny and tapped the ball in to the empty net. Whatever Wenger said at half-time to his players, it worked. The away side came flying out of the blocks in the second half and they pulled one back six minutes in. Mertesacker, so often criticised for his failings at the back, leapt in front of Bale and glanced home Theo Walcott’s corner from the near post. Arsenal continued to press. Walcott, now playing centrally, headed over, Jack Wilshere danced around the edge of the Spurs box and Nacho Monreal fired a powerful shot just wide of Hugo Lloris’ goal. Emmanuel Adebayor was carried off on a stretcher after suffering an injury and he was replaced by Jermain Defoe. A portion of the Arsenal support responded by taunting Adebayor about the 2010 gun attack on the Togo team bus at the African Nations Cup. “Shot in Angola, it should have been you.” Arsenal continued to control the game, but with 20 minutes to go Spurs hit them on the break through Sigurdsson, who got in behind the Gunners back four, but decided to square the ball when he should have shot at goal. last_img read more