Laura places 9th in 400m Freestyle

first_imgFort St. John’s Laura Jensen raced again at the 2008 Paralympic Games Wednesday night.She competed in the Womens’s 400m Freestyle event and finished with a time of 6:02.13. She finished in 9th place and did not make the final for the event. So far Laura has raced in 5 events at the games and qualified for the finals in 3.Her next event is Friday night at 6:33pm (FSJ time), the 50m Butterfly.- Advertisement -Good Luck Lauralast_img

MOTHER AND SON CLAIM THEY WERE ASSAULTED DURING TENSE STAND-OFF WITH IRISH WATER

first_imgMargaret McClure and her son Mark who claimed they were assaulted by Irish Water officials this afternoon in Ashlawn. Pictures by North-west NewspixA tense stand-off between residents in Letterkenny and Irish Water officials has escalated this afternoon after a women and her son claimed they were physically assaulted by workers.Margaret McClure was protesting with other residents during the installation of water meters on the Ashlawn estate.Her friend and neighbour Sharon McCabe persistently pleaded with Irish Water workers not to dig up her pavement as she did not want a water meter installed. Workers look on as Ms McClure and her son stand in the hole.However, her pleas fell on deaf ears and Irish Water officials proceeded with their work.This prompted Margaret McClure to jump into the hole to stop the officials carrying out their job of installing the water meter.She was quickly joined by Sharon McCabe and a sit-in began.Ms McClure claimed she was then pushed and shoved by officials who backed into her in an attempt to remove her from the hole. She now claims she has received bruising on her back as a result of the exchange.Despite the jostling, Ms McClure claimed Irish Water workers kept saying ‘keep digging’ and despite asking officials to stop they continued to wrestle with the two women.Margaret’s son Mark then jumped into the hole to support his mother.Ms McClure then claims he was hit on the foot with a shovel.Anotehr protestor, Simon McElroy then contacted the Gardai. Ms McClure told Donegal Daily, “This is a peaceful protest, no means no.“Sharon told them repeatedly she didn’t want her pavement dug up but they wouldn’t listen.“They just carried on anyway, smirking at us in an attempt to anger us even further.“I then decided enough was enough and jumped into the hole thinking they would stop, however they kept saying ‘keep digging’, ‘keep digging’. “One guy started backing into me and was using his elbows to force me out of the hole and he rammed me against the wall.“Then my son jumped in and he was hit with a shovel on the foot deliberately, I couldn’t believe how physical they were being, and I was shocked when they assaulted my son.“They were pushing myself and Sharon back so much that I’ve sustained bruising on my back.“It’s the last thing I need as I was in the hospital this morning having an X-ray on my back!An Irish Water worker claimed the crowd of protesters in Ashlawn were a ‘mob’ and said they were responsible for vandalising water meters in the locality.“They are a mob. A woman requested a water meter to be put in which we did, despite pressure from this crowd of so-called peaceful protestors not to give in.“We installed it on Friday night, but the woman contacted us on Saturday morning to say she had no water because her metre had been destroyed.“Is that a peaceful protest? It’s not it’s reckless vandalism and that poor woman was terrified by these so-called peaceful protestors who tried to force her into not giving in.“She wanted the meter installed and wanted to put the whole thing behind her, but because she wanted it in they then just went and vandalised it.”The residents angrily denied that they were responsible for the vandalism of the water meter and totally refuted his claims they were involved.They also condemned any vandalism and said that’s not what they’re about.Resident Evelyn Cunningham said, “If people don’t want water meters installed they should respect that and move on.“They are attempting to intimidate people and it’s not on, if we don’t want them they should accept that and leave us alone.“This has been going on now for a fortnight and it’s totally unacceptable, people are afraid to leave their homes, in case they come back and found a water meter installed.“We’re peaceful protestors, we don’t want them installed simple as that, other residents in our estate have agreed to have them installed and that’s fine too, it’s there decision.Another resident Karen Kirwan said she wasn’t against paying for water but it was the fears of privatisation later down the line that she was afraid of.“I don’t mind paying for water, but it’s the possibility of privatisation which frightens me.“There’s been no guarantees it won’t be privatised and for me that speaks volumes and that’s why I’m protesting against them being installed.The Irish Water contractors eventually decided to move on following the arguments, but are expected to return again tomorrow.Ms McClure confirmed Gardai arrived a short time later.She made a statement to Gardai but said she was not pursuing any charges against the workers.MOTHER AND SON CLAIM THEY WERE ASSAULTED DURING TENSE STAND-OFF WITH IRISH WATER was last modified: January 22nd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:AngerAshlawnassaultHome-page NewsIrish WaterPhysical confrontationprotestorsresidentsWater metreslast_img read more

Warriors-Jazz cheatsheet: Utah looking to take season series over the champs

first_imgOAKLAND – With the All-Star break on the horizon, the Warriors will try win to win their fifth straight game, while the Jazz, who are in the midst of their own mid-season run, will try to ruin the champs’ good vibes Tuesday night.Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup.When/Where: Oracle Arena, 7:30 p.m (NBCSBA)Jazz projected starting lineup: Derrick Favors, Joe Ingles, Rudy Gobert, Ricky Rubio, Donovan Mitchell Jazz Stock Report: Since the last matchup between these …last_img read more

Mailbag: What could the Warriors do with the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft?

first_imgThanks as always to everyone who submitted questions. You can send questions for future mailbags to wgoldberg@bayareanewsgroup.com or on Twitter to @wcgoldberg.Q: If the Warriors do wind up getting the No. 1 pick in the draft, what do you think they should do with it? I know there’s a lot of options with a D’Angelo Russell trade package, drafting James Wiseman, or drafting someone else, like LaMelo Ball. – JJBAYEGI’ve been thinking about this question quite a bit. It’s hard to say what the …last_img read more

The Impact, Profile, and Reputation of South Africa on the African Continent

first_imgEY Africa Attractiveness Survey 2015SA is the top destination for FDI projects – the country attracted 121 projects in 2014/15SA was the favourite destination for Chinese projects, securing 34.4% of total Chinese investment on the African continentNorth Africa rebounds as inflows to Southern Africa falter: Egypt comes second with 71 projects; Morocco comes third with 67 projectsThe above are actual greenfields investments, and does not account for flows in the financial markets – which – if included will show that SA is the top destination for FDI and financial market activity in AfricaContext: Africa’s share of global FDI grew from 3.6% in 2003 to 7,7 in 2012, and the continent more than doubled its share of global FDI flows from 7.8% in 2013 to 17.1% in 2014Global FDI flow indicators on SA: OutboundEY – Africa Attractiveness Survey (2015)South Africa is the second largest source of FDI into the African continent (53 projects launched in 2014).SA is the leading intra-regional investor in the financial services sector (16 projects launched in 2014.Outbound Investment2013 budget speech of then minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, indicated that during the 2008-2013 period the South African Reserve Bank approved nearly 1000 large investments by South African corporations into 36 African countriesNDP underlines critical importance of boosting intra-African trade and integration of regional marketsJohannesburg Stock Exchange currently ranked the 19th largest stock exchange in the world by market capitalisation and the largest exchange in AfricaIndustrial Development Corporation (IDC) has investments in 60 projects across 20 countries that creates a cumulative African investment portfolio of R7.5 billion by March 2014With so many SA and multinational corporates that operate from Joburg into other African markets, the city’s logistical, air, inland port, and related soft infrastructure provides a solid base for corporates to establish regional headquarters.Brand SA Fieldwork ResearchTHE SA INC SERIESRationale:SA’s reputation is shaped by foreign policy; trade interactions as well as a divergent sets of relationships & interests (governmental, non-governmental, and business)Objectives:Development of framework of analysis that considers all elements of SA’s strategic economic, diplomatic, multilateral, and peace & security engagements on the continentIntegrated view of SA’s footprint on the continent for strategic marketing, communications, and reputation management projectsThe SA Inc. Project: FieldworkCycle 1 – 2014/15: Kenya, Nigeria, GhanaCycle 2 – 2015/16: Russia, Angola, DRC, SenegalBrand SA’s Africa strategy: development of SA presence & reputation in select markets/multilateral environmentsSouth Africa In(c) series research reports based on:direct fieldwork studiesdesktop researchSA Inc. Project: Kenya – South Africa Bilateral TradeTotal Bilateral Trade (2015)Kenya Imports from SA: R 7 778 157 829SA Imports from Kenya: R 214 882 875Total Bilateral Trade: R7 993 040 704SA Inc. Project: Kenya Key FindingsChallenges & opportunities for interaction between the countries:SA’s reputational strengths:SA democratic transition, strong institutionsMajor interest in SA music & cultureSA’s reputational challenges:SA seen as losing competitive edge, & not promoting internal developmentSA character/personality perceived as imposing & aggressiveSA companies losing to local competition due to poor market entry strategies and ‘know it all’ attitudesSA Inc. Project: Nigeria – South Africa Bilateral TradeTotal Bilateral Trade (2015)Nigeria Imports from SA: R 7 524 647 002SA Imports from Nigeria: R 35 016 713 902Total Bilateral Trade: R 42 541 360 904SA Inc. Project: Nigeria Key FindingsSA’s reputational strengths:SA highly visible & respected (more than 150 companies active in market)SA’s democratic transition, institutional & infrastructural profile appreciated & referenced as key attractiveness featureInterest in business & investment interactions as well as cultural, music, tourism & related experiencesSA’s reputational challenges:Despite major business & investment footprint, concerns about SA character & business cultureWith Nigeria’s rebased GDP, SA considered to be losing competitive edgeSA character/business persona can be perceived as imposing & aggressiveSA co’s losing to local competition due to quick adaptation & learning and not woking with local partners in market entry, maintenance & expansion strategiesSA Inc. Project: Ghana– South Africa Bilateral TradeGhana Imports from SA: R 4 102 457 867SA Imports from Ghana: R 175 234 249Total Bilateral Trade: R4 277 692 116SA Inc. Project: Ghana Key FindingsSA’s reputational strengths:SA’s corporate governance, managerial, technical, & other expertiseStrong people-to-people relations & potential for expansion in creative spheres, e.g. design, music, visual artsSA corporates & their products & services widely known & utilised in marketGhanaians prefer ‘international brands’, incl. those from SAPotential in building deeper social & cultural relations via music, arts, design and cultural diplomacySA entrepreneurs use Accra as regional base/hub for West African business operationsSA Inc. Project: Angola– South Africa Bilateral TradeTotal Bilateral Trade (2015)Angola Imports from SA: R 8 034 823 695SA Imports from Angola: R 15 372 088 529Total Bilateral Trade: R23 406 912 224SA Inc. Project: Angola Key FindingsSA and Angola have a ‘bi-polar’ history…Therefore critical that interested parties carefully select expats and South African experts to be deployed in the marketAngolans describe themselves as arrogant, and South Africans are also criticised as being arrogant – need for increased cultural contact and building of mutual understandingUnderstand political & administrative context and “do homework”! Invest adequate resources (time and money) in preparing to enter the marketTake time & invest in relationship-building; identify reliable local partnerRecognise importance of language and (business) culture, e.g. Portuguese South Africans play a constructive role in several SA corporates in the marketLeverage off strong bilateral political relationsApproach Angolan government with ‘what can we do for you’ rather than ‘we are great at this and will bring it to you’SA Inc. Project: DRC– South Africa Bilateral TradeTotal Bilateral Trade (2015)DRC imports from SA: R 11 925 581 263SA Imports from DRC: R 1 145 732 485Total Bilateral Trade: R 13 071 313 748SA Inc. Project: DRC Key Findings‘The Congo is open for business!’ – unlike other markets, former colonial power doesn’t enjoy privileges in terms of exploiting business opportunitiesAcknowledge local business culture & need for “courting” – relationship-building is key, both with government and business, if one is reap any rewards from engaging in the market.When entering DRC, SA corporates must take caution not to be perceived as arrogant by expecting host to adapt to their ways of doing businessAgriculture is key competitive strength – SA recognised for its expertise in sector. Given that DRC only utilises ≈10% of its 80m hectares of arable land, there’s enormous potential for SA to play a role hereSouth Africa’s Lieutenant General Derrick Mbuyiselo Mgwebi, Force Commander of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO)“The Congo is a big country with a relatively small budget and many priorities”Great expectations, ample opportunities and overwhelming prioritiesSA to utilise well-established footprint in DRC to promote SA investmentsOnly one, albeit critical challenge:Political instability and insecurity and continued conflict in the KivusSA Inc. Project: Senegal – South Africa Bilateral TradeSenegal imports from SA: R 1 296 609 007SA Imports from Senegal: R 238 916 730Total Bilateral Trade: R1 535 525 737SA Inc. Project: Senegal Key FindingsAt political, business, art and societal level, Senegal is extremely open to the idea of increased interaction between the countriesRelatively low level of knowledge about South Africa, particularly about the country’s development post-1994;Potential for significant linkages such as the twinning of Goree Island and Robben IslandOpportunity to focus on 30 years since the 1987 meeting on Goree island between the ANC and a delegation of AfrikanersSenegal challenges SA to play more pro-active & leading role in promoting Africa’s developmentExpanded business interaction through increased contact with chambers of commerce, e.g. Dakar Chamber of CommercePotential for expanded agriculture sector interactionsAcademic contact and exchange, esp. Universite Du Sine Saloum Elhadj Ibrahima NiassThe SA Inc. Project: Key Findings 2014The Nation Brand concept & marketing strategy depends on stakeholder interactions, and challenges Brand SA to be open to changing domestic and international environmentsUnique nation brand reputational strengths: culture, music, business sophistication, infrastructure, political management of democratic transitionsChallenges: South Africans perceived as imposing, aggressive, and unwilling to listen to local adviceSA business to adopt market entry strategies that pay more attention to soft factors, e.g. local business culturePolitically, SA seen as progressive, with strong institutions, & democratic credentials.Internal developmental challenges cause for concern, e.g. xenophobia, misplaced perceptions about African expats in SA (esp. Kenya & Nigeria)SA music, art & cultural products well-received & followed, with continued interest in expanded interactionThe SA Inc. Project: Russia / BRICS 2015Activities and OutputsFieldwork Russia, July 2015Research Report, The Ufa Declaration and its Implications for the BRICS Brand, published 30 September 2015Dissemination at Roundtable, 30 September 2015Theme: Deepening the relationship between Brazil, Russia, India, China and South AfricaPanellists:Prof Garth Shelton, University of WitwatersrandMs Catherine Grant-Makokera, Tutwa ConsultingCounsellor Eric Sogocio, Head of the BRICS Section, Embassy of BrazilMr Yaroslav Shishkin, Deputy Head of Economic Section, Embassy of the Russian FederationMr. Randhir Jaiswal, Consul General of India‘The Ufa declaration and its implications for the BRICS brand’Highlights:Successes of BRICS in implementing Summit decisionsImplications of increased formalisation/institutionalisation for development of BRICSDevelopment of BRICS reflects positively on global governance capability of the five member statesThe SA Inc. Project: Publications (2014-2015)A lesson for Brand SA from Nigeria – Be bold, keep it real, and make it quick – a conversation on the art of Nollywood success. 23 August 2014, Brand South AfricaResearch Note. By: Dr Petrus de KockResearching the Nation Brand – background to the concept, and initial findings from fieldwork in Kenya and Nigeria. 18 September 2014. South Africa In(c) SeriesResearch Report #1 By: Dr Petrus de KockAfrican market entry strategy – learning to listen & listening to learn. 12 December 2014. Brand South Africa Research Note #2. 2014. By: Dr Petrus de KockDeveloping an SA Inc strategy for the Nation Brand, 28 July 2015, Brand South Africa Research Report, By: Dr. Judy Smith-Höhn & Dr Petrus de KockThe Ufa Declaration and its Implications for the BRICS Brand, 30 September 2015, Brands South Africa Research Note, By: Dr. Petrus de KockSA Inc Project: Angola Fieldwork Research Report, 16 November 2015, Brand SA Fieldwork Report, By: Dr. Petrus de Kock & Dr. Judy Smith-HöhnPrepared by Brand SA ResearchContact:Dr Petrus de Kock, GM – Researchpetrusd@brandsouthafrica.comDr Judy Smith-Höhn, Research Managerjudys@brandsouthafrica.comLeigh-Gail Petersen, Researcherleigh@brandsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

Play Your Part episode 19: synopsis

first_imgGet your sneak peek of episode 19 of the Play Your Part TV series, here:Putco Mafani, station manager and breakfast show host of Rhythm FM in the Eastern Cape, is one of the guests on episode 19 of Play Your Part, airing on 27 January 2018. (Images: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterRadio host Putco Mafani is the founder of Putcomafani Consulting, a 100% black-owned company that deals in public relations and events management.He is one of the guests on Play Your Part episode 19.The episode airs on Saturday, 27 January 2018 on SABC2 at 18:00.The other guests on the episode are:Youssef AtchaYoussef AtchaAtcha is the principal of The Leadership College in Manenberg, Cape Town. A private school, it is completely free for its learners, who are exceptionally good academically but cannot afford a private school. Their uniforms, stationery and excursions are also free.Sydney MadiboSydney MadiboMadibo is an entrepreneur and speaker who was a mentor on the 13-episode TV series, Future Leaders. He is also the president of the student representative council at North-West University.Play Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 on Saturdays on SABC2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; orFind out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA; orLike us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

McKinney nominated for USDA Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Indiana Agriculture Director Ted McKinney was nominated for Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a new post created under the 2014 Farm Bill.“NCGA has long advocated for a dedicated position at USDA focused on increasing global demand for U.S. agriculture, and pushed for this in the last farm bill. We thank the Trump Administration for listening, and continuing to move that process forward. Trade is more important than ever for farmers to overcome this challenging farm economy,” said the National Corn Growers Association in a statement. “Mr. McKinney is an excellent choice to fill this new role. He has a longstanding record of service to the agriculture industry, and will be a strong advocate for U.S. agriculture on the global stage. We urge the Senate to move quickly to confirm him, so that our industry is in the best position to capitalize on increased global demand for our products.”last_img read more

Amit Shah, Nitish Kumar to discuss seat sharing

first_imgSeat sharing talks with the Janata Dal (U) will figure high on the agenda during BJP chief Amit Shah’s visit to Patna on Thursday. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is scheduled to join Mr Shah for both breakfast and dinner during the visit. Top sources in the BJP have confirmed that while Mr Shah will be largely busy with organisational meetings, two one-on-one meetings have been scheduled with Mr. Kumar.“Adhyakshaji (BJP president Amit Shah) will be having breakfast with the Chief Minister (Nitish Kumar) at the State guest house where he will be staying. After addressing organisational meetings like the social media volunteers meet, a meeting of vistaraks, core committee and Shakti Kendra meetings, he will have dinner with Nitish Kumar at the latter’s residence,” said a source. State BJP president Nityanand Rai confirmed the two meetings. “Seat sharing talks are on the anvil, and a formula that will be good for all stakeholders will be formulated,” added the source. No other details were shared as party men and allies like the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) are holding their peace.Electoral equation“We won 22 seats in 2014 on our own; some of them were seats where JD(U) used to win as part of the NDA. Therefore, the seat adjustment is not just about absolute numbers but particular seats and this will have implications for some sitting BJP MPs too,” added the source. Meanwhile, a political observer in Bihar told The Hindu, “I don’t see any electoral dividend for the BJP to take JD(U) along with it in Lok Sabha poll…for the BJP, a triangular contest will always benefit as both RJD and JD(U) would cut each other’s backward caste vote while the BJP’s vote bank will be intact in the name of PM Narendra Modi”.“Though, it will be a different ball game if JD(U) compromises with 9-10 seats with the BJP promising it a lion share in the State Assembly poll in 2020,” said political analyst Ajay Kumar.last_img read more

CWG scam: Suresh Kalmadi denied bail

first_imgSacked Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi will continue to stay in Tihar Jail as a Delhi court on Monday rejected his bail application in connection with the CWG corruption case.  The Patiala House court has held that Kalmadi might be able to influence witnesses since most of them (witnesses) have worked in OC under Kalmadi. Kalmadi had been arrested on April 25 for his alleged role in awarding a Games contract to a Swiss firm at an exorbitant rate.  Special CBI Judge Talwant Singh dismissed Kalmadi’s bail plea along with that of Games organising panel’s Joint Director-General (Sports) A.S.V. Prasad, saying that “the offences are of serious nature”. The court also said that “Prasad was close to Kalmadi” and had a key role in awarding the contract which caused huge loss to the exchequer. Kalmadi was arrested along with Prasad and three others for awarding the contract for installing the Time-Scoring-Result (TSR) system to a Swiss firm, Swiss Times Omega, at an exorbitant cost of Rs 141 crore, causing a loss of over Rs 95 crore to the public exchequer. – With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Barcelona January transfer news LIVE

first_imgTransfers Barcelona January transfer news LIVE: Spurs chasing Andre Gomes Goal Last updated 1 year ago 01:20 1/8/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Transfers Barcelona Primera División Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blaugrana as the January transfer window heats up Spurs chase Barca’s Andre GomesTottenham will look to sign Andre Gomes from Barcelona after losing out on Ross Barkley, says The Daily Express. The midfielder has barely played for the Catalan side this season and Mauricio Pochettino is hoping to lure him to England after backing out of a deal in the summer transfer window. Vidal told to find new club by BarcelonaAleix Vidal Barcelona Las Palmas LaLiga Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Barcelona’s Aleix Vidal has been told to find a new club as he is now surplus to requirements at Camp Nou, claims Mundo Deportivo. The versatile ex-Sevilla man has been linked with a move back to his former employers after falling out of favour at Barca. But while the newspaper affirms he has received offers both in Spain and elsewhere, the Andalucians are not among those who have called Barcelona so far.Coutinho arrival to prompt Barca exodusArda Turan BarcelonaPhilippe Coutinho’s arrival will prompt several players to leave Barcelona, according to Don Balon. Arda Turan, Andre Gomes and Rafinha’s days at the club seem to be numbered, while future deals for the likes of Antoine Griezmann could also be impacted by the large outlay on the Brazilian. Coutinho makes €160m Barcelona movePhilippe Coutinho LiverpoolBarcelona have completed the signing of Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool for a total of €160 million.The Brazilian signed a five-and-a-half-year deal with the Catalan side with a release clause of €400m, bringing an end to a lengthy transfer saga.Read the full story on Goal! Barca to sign Yerry Mina within daysYerry Mina PalmeirasYerry Mina will be presented as a Barcelona player on Wednesday after the Catalan club agreed a €12 million fee for the defender, RAC1   reports.The 23-year-old will make the switch from Palmeiras and will be confirmed just days after Ernesto Valverde’s side secured the €160m signing of Philippe Coutinho.Inter want Deulofeu on loanGerard Deulofeu BarcelonaInter are hoping to take Gerard Deulofeu on loan from Barcelona, Gazzetta dello Sport claim.The winger has had no luck in securing a place in Barca’s first team and was challenged by coach Ernesto Valverde to prove his worth. The former Everton player may prefer to move on from Camp Nou, however, and hope the club accep Inter’s offer to return to Italy.Coutinho’s €160m deal details leakedCoutinho, LiverpoolBarcelona will sign Philippe Coutinho for a €120 million up-front fee in January with €40m of potential bonuses included in the deal with Liverpool, according to Sport .At least €10m will be easy clauses for Coutinho to meet at Camp Nou, while the other €30m depends on the Brazilian’s performances and Barcelona’s achievements.The €160m deal would make Coutinho the third-most expensive player of all-time behind Paris Saint-Germain pair Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.Suarez to make shock return to Liverpool?Luis Suarez BarcelonaBarcelona may have snapped up Philippe Coutinho, but Liverpool could use some of the funds from the Brazilian’s sale to make a move for Luis Suarez, according to Don Balon.  The Reds secured €160 million from Coutinho’s move to Barcelona, and could be tempted to turn around and spend some of those funds on their former striker. Though Suarez is happy at Barca, Coutinho’s arrival along with Ousmane Dembele’s return from injury and a potential summer move for Antoine Griezmann could push the Uruguayan out of the line-up. Arnaiz threatens Premier League transferJose Arnaiz BarcelonaBarcelona forward Jose Arnaiz will demand a move to the Premier League if he doesn’t get more first-team opportunities, according to Diario Gol.   The 22-year-old has impressed when given the chance with the first team this season, scoring three goals in three Copa del Rey games, but the rest of his appearances this term have been with Barcelona B. A host of Premier League teams, including Arsenal, Tottenham and Southampton are willing to pay Arnaiz’s £20 million release clause should he move to England.last_img read more