Advertisement Comment Cesc Fabregas sends class message to axed Arsenal talent spotter Francis Cagigao Cesc Fabregas broke into the Arsenal first team at a 17-year-old back in 2004 (Picture: Getty)‘Nothing would have been the same for me if you didn’t spot me at 15 years old, like so many others. I wish you all the very best for the future, your next team will be very very lucky to have your amazing football brain at their disposal.’Arsenal have also dispensed with the services of senior scouts Brian McDermott and Peter Clark, while Ty Gooden, who according to Goal played a major role in identifying William Saliba, has been dismissed. The FA Cup holders announced earlier this week that 55 club staff would be made redundant as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, but the changes to their scouting department are not linked. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalDespite the financial strain being placed upon the club, Arsenal are determined to press ahead with their plans to bolster Mikel Arteta’s squad this summer. Willian is on the verge of joining on a free transfer from Chelsea, while talks are underway with Barcelona with the Gunners looking to strike a deal for Philippe Coutinho. Another Brazilian, Lille central defender Gabriel, is a top target while Arsenal are said to be increasingly confident that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will sign a new contract. MORE: Former Arsenal and Man Utd star Robin van Persie returns to Feyenoord as a coach: ‘I can’t say no to Dick’MORE: Barcelona the only threat to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signing new Arsenal dealFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 7 Aug 2020 11:48 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link389Shares Francis Cagigao was responsible for spotting the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Gabriel Martinelli (Picture: Instagram)Cesc Fabregas has paid a class tribute to Arsenal’s long-serving talent spotter Francis Cagigao who was axed earlier this week as part of the north London club’s dramatic shake up of their scouting network. The Spaniard played an instrumental role in bringing his compatriot to Arsenal as an unheralded teenager from Barcelona. Fabregas went on to establish himself as one of the finest midfield players in the club’s history before his subsequent return to Catalonia in the summer of 2011. Cagigao was also credited with playing a major role in unearthing the likes of Hector Bellerin and Gabriel Martinelli, but has been deemed surplus to requirements by Edu after the club’s technical director undertook a sweeping review of the club.AdvertisementAdvertisementFabregas believes he owes much of his success to Cagigao and believes his future employers will benefit hugely from his talent and widom.ADVERTISEMENTHe wrote on Instagram: ‘Thank you for the 24+ years of devotion, respect, dedication and love you gave to Arsenal. Advertisement
The leader of the European pensions lobby group has said that as economies are changed by the coronavirus pandemic, there will be even more need for funded private pension provision than there is now.Speaking at the IPE Summer Pensions Congress 2020, Matti Leppäla, chief executive officer of PensionsEurope, said: “What is certain is the debt levels of members states are growing tremendously, and the problems that the members states have already had with changing demographics and being able to deal with public pensions, and social security – that’s even more difficult going forward.“So there is even more need for funded private pensions, whether it’s workplace or personal pensions for different people in different countries in different ways,” he said in an online panel session in which pension fund leaders discussed future agendas in the sector.“What this crisis means is that many people need to save for themselves in one way or another more than they ever did before,” Leppäla said. Assessing the response of European supervisors as well as the European Commission to the onset of the COVID-19 crisis this year, he said their first reaction had been very good.“I think it was very good that for pension funds EIOPA was recommending the same relaxation of reporting requirements as they had some for insurance companies, and that was very helpful,” Leppäla said.Though the situation had now improved in the financial markets and the pensions sector was resilient at the moment, Leppäla said concerns about the real economy and financial markets were growing.Governments in EU states had put very different types of measure in place to ameliorate their local economic situation, he said, with some taking money out of their pension funds to be able to manage the unemployment crisis and to make ends meet.“Which is of course understandable but for pension funds that’s not a good option – almost a last resort,” he said.“I think the worst thing would be to nationalise pension funds, but in some countries nothing like that happens or is even possible,” he added.Looking ahead, Leppäla said it was quite obvious there would be long-term impacts on pension funds in the region, especially when looking at the recovery and stimulus measures being taken as well as the role of the central bank.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here.
Image Courtesy: NWSAA giant ship carrying four of the West Coast’s largest container cranes has arrived in the Port of Tacoma.The ship, Zhen Hua 28, will sit at anchor in Commencement Bay for a couple of days before heading to Husky Terminal at the northwest end of the Blair Waterway.The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) ordered eight new super-post-Panamax cranes from Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC) in China. The remaining four cranes are scheduled to arrive in 2019.The cranes will be installed at Husky Terminal, which is undergoing USD 250 million terminal improvements that began in September 2016.Upgrades include strengthening and realigning a berth and adding eight new super-post-Panamax cranes capable of serving two 18,000-TEU containerships at the same time.The new cranes will have an outreach of 24 containers and a lift height of 165 feet above the pier deck.
Statewide– The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is required by federal law to re-determine eligibility on a quarterly basis for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC).Claimants who must file a Quarter Change claim can take the following steps to continue to file for unemployment benefits:• On your Uplink Claimant homepage, check to see if you have vouchers to file. File all vouchers for weeks you wish to claim and were unemployed;• After filing all vouchers, return to your Uplink Claimant homepage and check to see if you have a link to file a new claim. File the new claim as soon as the link is available, before Saturday, July 11, and complete it by 8:45 p.m.PUA created a temporary federal unemployment insurance program for individuals not otherwise eligible for benefits, including the self-employed, independent contractors, and gig economy workers.PUA benefits are set to end on Dec. 25, unlike the $600 weekly benefit available under the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program. Those benefits are scheduled to end in Indiana on July 25, but DWD will still make FPUC payments after that date on benefit weeks for July 25 and earlier.PEUC also is a federal program and provides up to 13 weeks of benefits to claimants who have exhausted their Unemployment Assistance benefits.Since the week ending March 13, 2020, DWD has paid out $3.6 billion in unemployment insurance benefits. To apply for unemployment insurance benefits, review Frequently Asked Questions or learn more about unemployment insurance benefits, click here.