Thomas Partey’s father tells him to secure Atletico Madrid exit amid Arsenal talks

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 23 Apr 2020 2:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Arteta is a fan of Partey (Picture: Getty)‘So, if a club decides to sign him and the money involved is good, I will advise him to move.‘Partey’s certificate is to play and get money for development. It will be prudent for my son to make a move that will make him rich and also do investments.’Partey Sr had previously confirmed Arsenal’s interest in signing his son.‘I called my son after hearing the rumours and he told me that the rumours are true,’ Jacob Partey, who was speaking in Ghana, told Tru FM’s ‘Sports World Show’.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‘He told me they are holding talks between him and Arsenal.‘It all depends on the offer Atletico are demanding. If he goes to Arsenal fine, they have a lot supporters in Ghana.‘I will be happy if he decides to move to Arsenal. What they are discussing now is how Atletico will release him.’Should Arsenal sign Thomas Partey?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Partey has been told to leave Atletico (Picture: Quality Sport Images/Getty)Thomas Partey has been told to leave Atletico Madrid by his father amid talks with Arsenal. The Ghana international has a £47million release clause in his contract with the La Liga side, with Atletico trying to tie him down to a new deal. Should he sign a new contract, his release clause will rise to £93m but Arsenal are trying to lure him to the Emirates before that happens. Mikel Arteta is an admirer of the midfielder and contact has been made between the Gunners and his agent in recent months. ADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveAnd his father has advised his son to leave Spain and follow the money.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I will advise him on any day to move from Atletico Madrid when there is big money because that is his chosen job,’ Jacob Partey told Bryt FM.‘The truth is that, there is life after football. As a father, I always want the best for my son, I don’t want him to struggle when he call it a day. Comment Thomas Partey’s father tells him to secure Atletico Madrid exit amid Arsenal talkslast_img read more

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first_imgPGGM, Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management, AXA Investment Managers, Pension Insurance Corporation, Friends Life, Columbia Threadneedle Investments, F&C Investments, Aviva Investors, Walker Crips, Ashcourt Rowan, City Noble, Burges SalmonPGGM – The supervisory board of the €178bn asset manager and pensions provider has appointed Paul Boomkamp as its new chief financial and risk officer. He will also become a member of the company’s executive committee as of 1 September. He is to succeed Paul Loven, who will leave to start a bureau for coaching and board advice. Currently, Boomkamp is a member of the executive board of the Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven. Previously, he was a management consultant at McKinsey, and he has held executive roles at insurer AXA Netherlands. Before then, he was director at Aegon Netherlands, responsible for life insurance and mortgages.AXA Investment Managers – Florence Dard has been appointed head of France with responsibility for sales, marketing and client services. She will also become a member of AXA IM’s executive committee. Based in Paris, she will report to Christophe Coquema, global head of Client Group. Dard is to lead French sales, marketing and client services teams and will contribute to the strategic development of AXA IM across all client segments in the country. Dard joins from Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management, where she held a number of senior positions from 2010, including head of European institutional sales and sovereign wealth funds and head of French institutional sales.Pension Insurance Corporation – Rob Groves has been appointed CIO at the defined benefit pension fund insurer. He joins from Friends Life, where he held a similar position. Before then, he worked at UBS, Commerzbank and Towers. Groves will have responsibility for the management of the company’s £14bn (€19.4bn) portfolio, including asset and liability management, manager selection and interest rate and inflation hedging strategies.  Columbia Threadneedle Investments – Mark Nichols has been appointed portfolio manager in the European equities team. He joins from F&C Investments, where he was director and fund manager in the European Equities team. Before then, he worked at Lehman Brothers and Invesco.Aviva Investors – Ed Casal has been appointed chief executive of global real estate. Casal, who has been with the investment manager since 2008, replaces Ian Womack, who is retiring next month. Casal was previously CIO of Aviva’s real estate Multi Manager and currently holds the position of managing director of global indirect real estate. He will take up his new role next month.Walker Crips – Christine Little has been appointed operations manager for the Wealth Management and Pensions business. She joins from Ashcourt Rowan, where she was head of business quality. Prior to that, she was a pensions analyst and consultant at Pension & Benefit Services.City Noble – Gavin Moffatt has been appointed an associate at the pensions and investment advisory. He was previously chairman of the SPP’s Money Purchase Committee and has worked in the consultancy and insurance sectors, providing compliance and technical support on a business-wide level.Burges Salmon – Richard Pettit has been promoted to partner in the Pensions team, effective 1 May. Pettit, who joined Burges Salmon as a trainee in 2004, advises companies and pension scheme trustees across the “full range of pensions issues”.last_img read more

Govt votes against re-establishment of Labour Ministry

first_img– despite Opposition’s fierce arguments in support of having one Despite the Opposition putting up a fierce debate in Parliament on Thursday, listing several reasons why the coalition Government should support the call for the re-establishment of a Labour Ministry, the Government used its majority in the National Assembly to vote against the motion.Former trade unionist and Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Gillian Burton-Persaud opened the debate with some solid arguments, referring to cases where the Government has shown less than favourable treatment to workers and their unions since its assumption to office.The MP established that having a Labour Ministry in place is nothing extraordinary, as there have been these ministries created by past Governments before to address industrial relations issues. She believes that if the Government is really serious about addressing workers’ issues, then a Labour Ministry should be re-established.Burton-Persaud pointed out that not only did the Government remove the Ministry and replace it with a Department, but a Junior Minister of Government in Minister Keith Scott has been appointed to head the Labour Department.“Such a development could be seen as a slap in the face of trade union leaders and the workers of Guyana, including all of us here in this honorable house. If we pay attention to, or understand the functions of, labour, we (would) learn to appreciate its major importance in any society,” she added.She also claimed this development has also eroded the legacy of Hubert Nathaniel Critchlow, and explained that labour always stood separate and apart from other ministries. The fact that it was not thought necessary to establish a Ministry of Labour is enough reason to presume that workers’ interests are not at the heart of this administration.The former trade union leader also chastised the APNU+AFC Administration for not treating workers fairly, referring to the laying off of hundreds of sugar workers and Amerindians.Another Opposition MP, Komal Chand, chastised the Government and Minister within the Ministry of Social Protection, Keith Scott, who holds responsibility for labour. He said Government’s excuse that it cannot afford to establish such a ministry is nothing more than a lie, especially since it has a large bureaucracy.The motion which was submitted in Burton-Persaud’s name cites that on May 1, 2018 at a joint rally of the GTUC and the FITUG, calls were made for the motion to be laid in the House calling for the Ministry’s re-establishment.The call for the re-establishment of a Labour Ministry was supported by General Secretary of the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU), Lincoln Lewis. He had requested of Burton-Persaud and her party to table a motion in the National Assembly seeking re-establishment of the Ministry.“Labour is prepared to work with you to bring this to fruition, and hopes you take this commitment in the spirit of solidarity. Labour also holds out optimism that Minister (Basil) Williams would be able to use his experience in impressing on his Administration the wisdom of having a Ministry of Labour, and the benefit of treating labour as a social partner consistent with Article 38 and 149C of the Guyana Constitution.”Lewis argued that with the absence of that Ministry, not only does it signal the value Government places on a country’s most valued resource, but also communicates to allies and foes of Guyana that Guyanese are not considered pivotal to the country’s development. He said this was also reinforced with the country’s non-attendance at the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO’s) conferences for the past three years.“Where we know better and different, we must continue to act accordingly; for development of society requires of us staying the course. Employment remains a sore issue. Too many are unemployed (and) under-employed; and the retired, who need to be productively engaged, are (also) being deprived. We note the statistics of the Guyana Labour Force Survey,” the outspoken trade union leader added.Importantly, while Lewis said that the effort of gathering scientific data is commendable, he said it must make real the science through action. “Meaning must be given to data being collected beyond collection and making findings public.” As such, he said Guyana needs a policy for the creation of decent jobs.Trade unions have long argued that the minister needs to advise the Government better as it relates to its adherence to the Collective Bargaining Process, negotiations and workers’ rights.last_img read more