Firms would be the losers in £5 minimum wage hike

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. A rise in the minimum wage to £5 an hour would hit businesses hard, according to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).In a survey of 500 ACCA members, representing 10,000 firms, almost 80 per cent of respondents think an increase of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) to £5 ñ as proposed by the TUC ñ will have a serious effect on the economy and employment.Furthermore, 38 per cent of respondents claim the existing minimum wage has already made a big impact on employment practices. Employers are more likely to abolish paid breaks, cut working hours and increase workloads to recoup costs, according to the report. David Harvey, ACCA’s head of small business, said, “This survey shows that there is a ceiling at which the NMW will become counter-productive. It also reveals that a number of companies have already been adversely affected, even at the lower rate and that proportion is increasing year-on-year.“While most of us in the business community support it, we are now beginning to see negative impacts on profitability and administrative burdens which will need to be monitored.“A higher minimum wage is not a one-way bet for lower paid workers, particularly in regions where the minimum wage is high in relation to costs and prices in the local economy. At £5 an hour the National Minimum Wage would close businesses.”But Paul Sellers, National Minimum Wage officer for the TUC, accused ACCA of scaremongering. He said, “Employers are now aware that the National Minimum Wage is under consideration for a new rate. “The same surveys were carried out before the National Minimum Wage was first introduced. At that time employers were saying they would have to shed jobs if the minimum wage was more than £3.”By Ben Willmott Firms would be the losers in £5 minimum wage hikeOn 16 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Pennsylvania Issues New Rules For Travelers To Slow The Spread Of COVID-19

first_imgPexels Stock Image.WARREN – Pennsylvania is stepping up measures to slow the spread of Coronavirus by requiring anyone who visits from another state to now test negative.The new actions are very similar to rules rolled out late last month in New York.Pennsylvania’s health secretary says anyone who visits from another state will be required to have a negative test 72 hours before entering the state.If someone does not or cannot get a test, they will have to quarantine for 14 days. This also goes for people living in Pennsylvania who visit other states and then return home. Earlier this week, the state’s Governor announced new mitigation efforts to help stop the spread of the virus, including stricter rules when it comes to wearing a mask.New York also requires out-of-state travelers to show negative test results before they enter the state, or New Yorkers leave the state and return home. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

BSE Basics.

first_img“In the process of deboning meat, some spinal tissue canget mixed into sausage and other processed meats,” he said.”We don’t think that skeletal meat or milk would cause aproblem even from infected cattle.” A frightening report of “mad cow disease” dangershas reared its ugly head again. This time, the feared carrieris candy. Human FormWhile the BSE epidemic is waning in the United Kingdom, itleaves in its wake dozens of cases of human Creutzfeldt-Jakobdisease. CDC reports pin the most likely cause on the consumptionof beef products contaminated by central nervous system tissue. No BSE in USA There have been only 10 to 15 cases a year since it first appearedin 1994. But no one can predict its future magnitude or spread. “There is classical or sporadic CJD that occurs worldwide.But then there is this specific outbreak of 88 cases of a deviantform. The British Board of Health feels it comes from eating meatproducts of infected cows and probably from eating brain or spinaltissue,” Silcox said. New York City health officials began investigating sales ofMamba fruit chew candy. The distributor of the Mamba fruit chewsinsists it poses no health risks, even though it contains a beef-basedgelatin. BSE, a chronic, degenerative disease affecting the centralnervous system of cattle, has been widely diagnosed in Europe. Important Safeguards”Even though we’ve never had BSE in the United States,we ban the practice so if BSE ever did show up, we would be aheadof the game to prevent the spread here,” Silcox said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report morethan 178,000 worldwide cases since BSE was first diagnosed in1986 in Great Britain.center_img “The feed company that did it reported the problem immediately and voluntarily issued a recall,” he said. “The cattle were quarantined, and the feed company bought the cattle from the people who had used it.” The company, Storck U.S.A., reports no plans to change theingredients of the Mamba sold in the United States. The disease has also been confirmed in native-born cattle in12 other European countries. But more than 95 percent of all BSEcases have been in the United Kingdom.Animals suffering from BSE display a range of symptoms, fromnervousness to a loss of coordination. There is no treatment,and infected cattle die. Non-Threat In TexasAnother U.S. BSE scare came out of a Texas feedlot last week.Some meat and bone meal got mixed in with the cattle feed. “We’ve had a ban on using ruminant meat and bone meal in cattle feed since 1997,” Silcox said. Scientists believe BSE was spread in the United Kingdom whenfarmers fed ruminant by-products and protein sources to cattle. Silcox said the United States guards against the disease. “We don’t import live cattle or beef from countries with reportedcases,” he said. “The most important point to remember is that bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), widely known as mad cow disease, has never been found in the United States,” said Ronnie Silcox, an animal scientist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “The U.S. beef and dairy industries are doing everythingpossible to prevent BSE here,” he said. “If the cattledid eat the feed, the chances that there would be a problem areminuscule. We just want to do what we can to keep this from becoming a problem in this country.”last_img read more

Argentina: COVID-19 Tests Bought from China Present Problems

first_imgBy Eduardo Szklarz/Diálogo May 26, 2020 Argentina purchased 170,000 Chinese rapid test kits to monitor the spread of the novel coronavirus. A report by the COVID-19 Unit of the Argentine Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation concluded that the Chinese kits presented false readings, and only detect one of the two antibodies they were designed to identify.The company Zhuhai Livzon Diagnostics, based in Guangdong, China, manufactures the test kits. The Argentine company Petroquímica Cuyo bought the kits and donated them to Argentina’s health authorities. The National Administration of Drugs, Foods, and Medical Devices (ANMAT, in Spanish) approved the kits.According to an official report, the Chinese COVID-19 kits only detect one of the two antibodies they were designed to identify. (Photo: Copy/Zhuhai Livzon Diagnostics)With a drop of blood, the Livzon kit detects two types of antibodies: IgM (immunoglobulin M) and IgG (immunoglobulin G). Separate tests are used to find each antibody. When the result is positive, two red lines appear; when it is negative, only one line appears.The manufacturer says on its website that it only takes 15 minutes to obtain results and that sensitivities to IgM and IgG are 90.6 percent and 99.2 percent, respectively. However, Argentina’s COVID-19 Unit concluded that the IgM detection is “weak.” “We do not recommend its use,” said the official report, according to La Nación newspaper on May 10.Concerning IgG, Argentine scientists determined that Livzon has 80 percent sensitivity and that “50 percent of these detections showed very faint lines,” the document says. The report indicates that people must wait an additional 10 minutes to read the kit’s results in an environment with good light, and adds that “faint lines are considered positive for COVID-19,” La Nación reported. According to the newspaper, Petroquímica Cuyo paid $700,000 to buy the tests.Only 0.6 percent of tests were positiveThe Health Ministry has used the Livzon kit to monitor the spread of the virus in the train stations of Buenos Aires. Authorities aim to use rapid tests to identify asymptomatic individuals, because they estimate that two out of three people who are infected present no symptoms.During the first stage of the epidemiological study, the kit was used on 1,270 volunteers, and delivered only eight positives (0.6 percent, according to official sources), which sparked controversy.Specialists consulted by the local press agree that it is an extremely low number, since passengers from the Buenos Aires Metropolitan area, which has Argentina’s highest viral circulation, travel through these stations. The faulty Chinese kits might underestimate the spread of the virus among the population and compromise the flexibility of Argentina’s quarantine.Health Ministry spokespersons told Infobae that after the kits were approved in the country, authorities decided not to use the IgM tests, due to their low sensitivity. They instructed personnel to wait 20 minutes for IgG and to consider faint lines as “positive.”Because of these limitations, testing could not be conducted randomly at the terminals. Volunteers needed to be asymptomatic, having no fever for example, during the past 21 days.Health Ministry sources also told Infobae that ANMAT did not approve the test for the market, but it did for this particular study. “What we are going to have is a panorama of how many people have positive antibodies in Argentina, knowing that if the sensitivity is 80 percent, there may be 20 percent more, and we also considered this data,” they said.last_img read more

Guitar Legend Jorma Kaukonen Combats Autism With Music At The Space At Westbury

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Melding pure, unrefined passion, joy, unquantifiable heartbreak and unimaginable loss into transcendental musical tapestries that amaze and inspire is just one characteristic of the blues.Another is the extraordinary ability among true blues players to somehow translate all of this, while adding their own personalities via unforgettable notes, into licks and chords that tug at your heartstrings and simply do not let go, conjuring a whirlwind of visions and memories and that unidentifiable something that resides deep, deep within your very being and immediately transforming this all into raw and visceral emotions as varied and colorful as a collapsing rainbow, the hot amplifier an electric, aural prism.The torturous beauty of the blues also possesses that magical ability to soothe the soul, erasing pain and worry, and like some melodic magnet, draw those feet out from beneath listeners’ tables or seats, and out onto the floor of the gig’s venue, to express themselves in the only ways they truly know how—tapping and kicking and leaping and dancing along.Jorma Kaukonen is a blues-folk-rock master, and his guitar might as well be his second mouth, because the blizzard of tones and notes and colors that jump from those frets, traveling through its cable and materialize like lightning out of his amp to explode across our synapses speak in some universal tongue that resonates with all who hear them.Whether it’s the eternal sonic tattoos he’s etched with Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane, or his own legendary works, the man is a virtuoso, and his gig at The Space at Westbury on April 13 is not just a must-attend show due to all the aforementioned, it’s also a not-to-be-missed show because of its additionally extraordinary purpose.This intimate evening with such a phenomenal blues-folk-rock guitar god will benefit nonprofit Long Island Autism Communities! Besides the mind-bending music, there will be live auctions featuring autographed items donated by Jorma Kaukonen himself—including an autographed guitar and weekend at his family’s renowned Fur Peach Ranch!Kaukonen will also be sharing personal stories from his legendary career!This exclusive event combining the blues and a fantastic cause exemplifies the true spirit of music, and in utilizing his many gifts to help so many others, this true legend elevates the art form and helps spread its very essence and meaning. Come and enjoy the tunes and lend your support to this all-important cause!Jorma Kaukonen rocks The Space at Westbury with a transcendental night of music to benefit Long Island Autism Communities on April 13! Doors: 7 p.m. / Show: 8 p.m. For more information about the gig, tickets, and how to help the cause, visit thespaceatwestbury.com and licommunity.orglast_img read more

The anatomy of the marketing department – number of employees

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Matt Deaton Matt Deaton is the Marketing Manager at Codigo, a Louisville. KY-based technology company that develops retail engagement tools such as digital signage, interactive kiosks, and on-hold messaging. Codigo has served … Web: www.gocodigo.com Details In recent years, we’ve seen the financial industry learn and adapt to new government regulations, increased mergers and acquisitions, and a monumental transition in consumer banking behavior. We’ve also observed a transformation of the banking center, shifting the mentality of branch employees from a transaction-based model to one focused on personal interaction. Simultaneously, social media has become critical for almost every institution’s marketing strategy across the country. We’ve seen a lot happen— from the outside. But how has this industry evolution affected the institution from within?Codigo surveyed over 250 banks and credit unions across the U.S. to uncover how this trend has affected the departmental structure, staffing, and budget in the Marketing Department of today’s financial institution. In addition to topics such as 2015 hiring projections, average employee tenure, and departmental challenges, the report also presents data showing that, on average, Marketing Department headcount has grown in recent years.Three years ago, almost 75% of institutions reported their Marketing Department was comprised of between 1 and 3 employees. Today, the data shows an increase in personnel — 60% are now reporting 1 to 3 employees while the remaining institutions claim their departments now include four or more total employees. Side by side, credit union departments showed the most growth in the four or more employees range, increasing 10% more than banks.The full report covers more on the growth, as well as dozens of other trends, statistics, and projections happening in today’s Marketing Department of the financial industry. Register for your copy today and be the first to receive it on March 10th!Click here to register for Codigo’s Anatomy of the Marketing Department Reportlast_img read more

Sea Cliff Man Stole $1.2M From Dead Woman, Feds Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Sea Cliff man was accused of stealing $1.2 million from the estate of his tenant, forging her will and having her cremated after he found her dead last year, federal authorities said.A grand jury indicted John Derounian on charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in connection with a scheme to defraud the estate of the elderly victim.“Driven by greed, the defendant allegedly went to great lengths to perpetrate his fraudulent scheme to steal an elderly woman’s entire life-savings,” said Robert Capers, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.Prosecutors said the 51-year-old suspect claimed to have found his tenant dead in her Sea Cliff home and then orchestrated a scheme to steal $200,000 from her accounts, sell her real estate for $1 million and then pocket the proceeds.The fake will also made him executor of her estate, authorities said. Derounian, who was previously arrested, will be arraigned Tuesday at Central Islip federal court. Authorities did not release the woman’s name.last_img read more

People moves: Sweden’s AMF appoints new investment boss [updated]

first_imgAMF, Unilever, AXA Investment Managers, Investment Association, Schroders, Aviva, Ortec Finance, Newton, BBSA, SNS Reaal, BMO, Smart Pension, Barnett Waddingham, Avida, Muzinich, Aegon, LaSalleAMF — Tomas Flodén  has been appointed as the new CIO for the SEK590bn (€56bn) Swedish pension fund AMF. Currently head of staff and vice president at the Stockholm-based fund, Flodén is replacing Javiera Ragnartz in the top investment role.Ragnartz is leaving the company for a new job as chief executive of SEB’s subsidiary SEB Investment Management, where she will also be taking charge of the bank’s investment activities. Ragnartz has been CIO at AMF since the spring of 2017. Flodén has previously worked as head of staff and chief economist at the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen) and has also worked at the Swedish central bank. He will take up the position of CIO at AMF in April and Ragnartz is due to start at SEB in the summer. Unilever – Willy Westerborg has started as finance and risk director at the Dutch general pension fund of Unilever, which comprises its pension funds Forward and Progress. She succeeds Michael Kaal, who was appointed managing director for fixed income at PGIM Netherlands in November.Westerborg joined from ABN Amro, where she left as cluster head of modelling review and calibration. She has been a board member of the €20.5bn ABN Amro Pensioenfonds since 2013 and is a trustee at Vervoer, the €26bn sector scheme for private road transport.AXA IM/Investment Association – AXA Investment Managers’ head of UK Philippe d’Orgeval has joined the board of the Investment Association, the trade body for the UK’s £7.7trn (€9trn) asset management industry.He has led AXA IM’s UK operations since January 2016, and was previously the company’s chief risk officer. He joined in 2001 having worked for a number of companies as an analyst and portfolio manager.Schroders – The UK listed asset manager has appointed Deborah Waterhouse and Leonie Schroder as directors, effective from 11 March 2019. Waterhouse is currently chief executive of ViiV Healthcare, while Schroder is active in the charity sector and is part of the Schroder family.The pair replace Robin Buchanan, who is to retire in May, and Bruno Schroder, who died last month. Aviva – Maurice Tulloch is the UK insurer’s new CEO, succeeding Mark Wilson. Tulloch has worked at Aviva since 1992 and has been CEO of its international business and its UK and Ireland arm.Separetely, Aviva Investors, the insurer’s global asset management unit, has hired Stephen Castle as head of UK consultant relations. Most recently he worked at Pictet Asset Management and before that at Legal & General Investment Management. Ortec Finance – Godert Burghard has been named chief commercial officer as of 1 March. As a member of the executive team, he will be tasked with worldwide expansion. Ortec said that Burghard had ample international experience in portfolio management, gained at BT Global Services and digital security firm Irdeto.Newton Investment Management – Newton has appointed former Old Mutual Asset Management CEO Kevin Carter as an independent non-executive director. He has also led the European investment consulting business at Watson Wyatt – now part of Willis Towers Watson – and JP Morgan Securities. Carter also chairs the investment committees at the Universities Superannuation Scheme and the BBC Pension Trust.Bernische BVG- und Stiftungsaufsicht (BBSA) – Susanne Schild has been appointed the new managing director of the Swiss supervisor for pension funds and foundations in the canton of Bern, and pension funds based in Freiburg. Effective 1 October, she will replace Hansjörg Gurtner, who is retiring after 10 years at the supervisory authority. Schild currently works for comPlan, the CHF10.4bn (€9.3bn) pension fund for the telecommunications firm Swisscom. BBSA oversees more than 1,200 institutions with total assets of around CHF204bn. SNS Reaal – Margreet Oostenbrink has started as independent chair of the €3.4bn pension fund of SNS Reaal. She succeeded Han Thoman, who stepped down after a six-year period.Oostenbrink is a former director of pension management at Syntrus Achmea. Since 2015, she has been working as an independent trustee and adviser. She is also a member of the supervisory boards at BpfBouw, the €58bn sector scheme for the building industry, and the €358m corporate scheme of Rockwool.BMO Global Asset Management – Christy Jesudasan has joined the asset manager as director of institutional fiduciary solutions sales in the UK as BMO seeks to increase its footprint in the UK market. Jesudasan has previously worked in the fiduciary businesses at Kempen, MN and Mercer. Smart Pension – The UK defined contribution (DC) master trust has hired ex-Aegon and BlackRock DC managing director Paul Bucksey as director of UK distribution. Bucksey worked on the transfer of BlackRock’s UK DC platform to Aegon, which completed last year.Andrew Evans, Smart Pension co-founder and CEO, said: “Paul has extensive expertise in the UK’s pension industry spanning two decades and at a very senior level.  His deep understanding and impressive market influence will be key as we evolve into a leading player in the wider DC marketplace.”Barnett Waddingham – The consultancy group has hired Rosie Marsh to its actuarial consulting team. She was previously at JLT, where she had been a scheme actuary and client relationship manager for 13 years. She has also worked at Mercer as a consultant.Avida International – Beatrice Herrmann has joined the German team of Avida International as a senior consultant. She has spent more than 25 years advising pension funds in roles at Mercer, Commerzbank and Allianz Group. She is a former managing director of Mercer’s German group trustee, which is the largest group trustee in Germany offering pension protection in case of insolvency.Muzinich & Co – Archie Beeching has left the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) to join corporate credit-focused asset manager Muzinich as director of responsible investing, a newly created role. He worked at the PRI for seven years, initially leading on fixed income and latterly as head of private markets. Aegon AM – Aegon Asset Management has appointed Rebecca Dreyfus, Stephanie Mooij and Gerrit Ledderhof to its global responsible business and public affairs team.Ledderhof joins as a responsible investment manager, having previously worked at the environment ministry in Canada. He has also worked as a strategy manager at the Carbon Trust in London.Dreyfus and Mooij join as senior engagement associates. Dreyfus was previously at Sustainalytics where she was a client relations manager for Scandinavia. Mooij recently completed a PhD on ESG integration at Oxford University and has previously worked as an investment analyst at Ownership Capital.LaSalle Investment Management – The $59bn real estate asset manager has appointed Karen Brennan as CEO for its European business. She is currently head of custom accounts in the Americas for LaSalle.Brennan succeeds Simon Marrison, who is to become the group’s chairman. He has led the company’s European arm for 12 years. The transition will take effect from 30 June.last_img read more

Do we really want Portugal’s drug laws?

first_imgThe Spectator 18 June 2017Family First Comment: A very interesting analysis that you won’t hear from the Drug Foundation…“The pro-drug lobby likes to quote Portugal at us not because it wants Britain to copy what Portugal has done but because it counts on us not knowing what actually happens to drug-users in Portugal and hopes that we will confuse the words ‘decriminalised’ with ‘made legal’. The latter is what metropolitan liberals really want, not because they are especially concerned with the health of drug addicts on distant council estates but because they rather like using drugs themselves.”And note from the graph that arrests for drug offences have INCREASED! (despite the Drug Foundation saying that “it’s a health issue, not a criminal issue”)‘The war on drugs has failed,’ asserted Shirley Cramer, chief executive of the Royal Society for Public health in the latest propaganda coup for the pro-drug lobby. Her society, along with the Faculty of Public Health, have parroted the familiar call among metropolitan liberals for drugs to be decriminalised. Their argument is that we should drop our punitive approach to drugs and be more like Portugal, which decriminalised drugs in 2001 and now, it claims, has fewer deaths from drug use that.There are a couple of problems with this. Firstly, drug decriminalisation in Portugal is only a success if you cherry-pick your statistics carefully. If you want to make the opposite argument you can pick a few which work in the other direction – such as pointing out that there has been 40 per cent increase in homicides related to drugs, and that HIV infection related to intravenous drug use were by 2005 the third highest in Europe.But there is another rather fundamental problem with the Royal Society for Public Health’s argument. Britain only has a punitive drugs policy in theory. In practice, we have a softer attitude even than decriminalised Portugal. Theoretically, you can get a 7-year sentence for possession of class A drugs like heroin and crack cocaine, and five years for possession of a class B drug like cannabis. Yet in practice, British drug users can, by and large, snort and smoke with impunity. A freedom of information request in 2011 revealed that only 554 people were in jail for drug possession, and a further 3501 for possession with intent to supply. Even Harry Hendron, the barrister recently convicted of supplying drugs which killed his 18-year-old Columbian boyfriend has not been sent to jail, but was given a community sentence instead.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11197559/Drug-laws-around-the-world-does-anyone-get-it-right.html Get hooked on opiates, and the British state will even fix you up with methadone for free. There are now 140,000 state-sponsored methadone users, each of them costing taxpayers £3,000 a year. Is that really a ‘punitive’ policy?British drug-users wouldn’t like the Portuguese regime – where, contrary to what some try to imply, drugs remain illegal. Those caught with drugs are hauled before a ‘commission for the dissuasion of drug addiction’. They may not get a criminal record but they can be fined, placed on a compulsory treatment programme, or even have their passport confiscated. I only wish we used such firm measures.The pro-drug lobby likes to quote Portugal at us not because it wants Britain to copy what Portugal has done but because it counts on us not knowing what actually happens to drug-users in Portugal and hopes that, like the Times headline did on Thursday, we will confuse the words ‘decriminalised’ with ‘made legal’. The latter is what metropolitan liberals really want, not because they are especially concerned with the health of drug addicts on distant council estates but because they rather like using drugs themselves.https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2016/06/really-want-portugals-drug-laws/#Decriminalisation Of Drugs In Portugal Was Not A Success, Says Dr Manuel Pinto CoelhoHuffington Post 10 Dec 2012…despite his country’s policies being lauded, Dr Manuel Pinto Coelho, President of the Association for a Drug Free Portugal, says decriminalisation has not worked. “Decriminalisation in Portugal was not a blessing. Decriminalisation didn’t help us. It was decriminalisation that results like this? I don’t know. It makes no sense that people say since decriminalisation drugs use fell in Portugal,” he told The Huffington Post UK, citing statistics from the White House which show an increase in drug related deaths between 2004-2006 in the country. Dr Pinto Coelho argues that viewing drug attacks as sick means the line between dealers and consumers is blurred. “There is now in Portugal a trivialisation. It is more trivial then it was before. I’m not happy with this,” he said.“I don’t believe a society where people have addiction is part of life. There are people who are happy in the system, I believe in the treatment in the drug dependents and that it is possible to put a final part in their addiction. I believe that every system, every policy system, should have a final goal; life without drugs. I believe they can reach a life without drugs, I believe we have always to have to fight against cancer and poverty and unhappiness and hunger and drugs.” According to statistics compiled by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) between 2001-07, after decriminalisation, more people took cannabis, cocaine, amphetamines, ecstasy, and LSD – but decreased in neighbouring Spain between 2003-2008. “Kofi Annan said a very interesting thing – the eradication of drugs in our planet is a difficult task but we can go forward, we can go through it. Since decriminalisation in Portugal there was an increase in every single drug. In cannabis and cocaine and ecstasy and in HIV aids,” he said.READ MORE: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/12/10/portugal-decriminalisation-drugs-britain_n_2270789.htmllast_img read more

Nwankwo Kanu gives Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal pass mark

first_img “It’s always difficult when a new manager comes in because you want them (the players) to follow you in whatever you want to do. “Sometimes some players might not understand what you are doing, and if you are lucky, everybody will be in the same direction. “If you look at the games they have played so far, there have been a lot of draws which I think is making the team steady and when he gets things rights, the results will come. “Whoever knows the Premier League knows that every team wants to win. “Knowing where Arsenal are now and where they are coming from, a draw is better than losing games; however, the team must do better.” Read Also:Man City register interest in Arsenal, Barcelona target Upamecano Arsenal take on Newcastle on Sunday, and victory over Steve Bruce’s men will see them overtake Burnley in 10th position. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… However, the two-time African Footballer of the Year has charged the former Man City assistant coach to find a way to get his men to convert draws to wins. Since Arteta took complete reins at the Emirates on Boxing Day last year, the Gunners have only won one Premier League match, a 2-0 defeat of Manchester United. Remarkably, though, Arteta’s men have lost just a single league game since as well, a 2-1 home loss to Frank Lampard’s Chelsea. Five other matches have ended in a draw, with the north Londoners sitting 11th on the log with 31 points from 25 games. While Kanu sees room for improvement, the former Super Eagles skipper is convinced that Arteta should be applauded for bringing stability back to the Arsenal results. “So far, so good, I don’t think he (Arteta) is doing badly. Everybody loves him, and he is trying to organise the team and also impose his own system,” Kanu told Goal.Advertisement Former Arsenal hero, Nwankwo Kanu, has given a pass mark to the club’s current manager Mikel Arteta. Promoted Content10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go Stargazing7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe90s Stunners Who Still Look GorgeousBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee15 Celebs Whose Careers Were Thwarted After One Simple Mistake5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more