first_imgPep Guardiola has often suggested Arteta could succeed him at City (Picture: Reuters)Arsenal want to be absolutely certain they are getting the right man this time, and Arteta will need to convince Sanllehi, Edu and other key figures, such as managing director Vinai Venkatesham, in person.While Arteta would be keen on taking over at Arsenal, Manchester City could tempt him to commit to the Premier League champions by promising him the City job when Pep Guardiola eventually leaves.MORE: Arsenal board and players already have concerns over Freddie Ljungberg after just one weekMORE: Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino responds directly to Arsenal rumoursMore: 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 Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 8 Dec 2019 12:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3kShares If Arsenal decide to appoint someone mid-season, then Arteta is the top pick (Picture: Getty)Despite their woes, Arsenal’s decision makers have insisted that they will remain calm and patient as they search for a permanent successor to Emery – though they may have to speed up if the club’s struggles under Ljungberg continue.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAccording to The Telegraph, Arsenal chiefs favour a move for Arteta if they are rushed into making an appointment before the summer.There is a belief that there will be more managers available come the end of the season – with the likes of Thomas Tuchel linked with a departure from PSG – with Arteta the best available choice right now.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 ArsenalArsenal’s hierarchy – which is led by head of football Raul Sanllehi and technical director Edu – do not want to be rushed into a decision, but feel Arteta is the stand-out pick if Ljungberg’s spell in charge unravels further.However, as was the case when he was in the frame to replace Arsene Wenger, the Spanish coach will be subjected to an ‘Apprentice-style’ interview grilling in order to land the job. Advertisement The Gunners’ decision makers feel Arteta is the stand-out candidate so far (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s hierarchy have made Mikel Arteta the leading candidate to take over as their new manager but will reportedly demand an exhaustive interview with the Manchester City coach.The Gunners parted company with Unai Emery at the end of November and put Freddie Ljungberg in charge on an interim basis, though the Swede has been unable to halt the team’s current malaise.Arsenal drew in Ljungberg’s first game in charge away at Norwich and lost at home to Brighton in midweek and they are now on their longest run without a league win since 1977. Arsenal hierarchy favour Mikel Arteta as next manager but will demand gruelling interviewlast_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,The long-awaited presidential candidate of the PPP/C has been announced and that person is Mr Irfaan Ali. He is the most talked about person in Guyana and I must say on the planet right now.From all appearances, the name Charrandas Persaud has suddenly slipped off the radar and is in the backseat of the thoughts of those who oppose the PPP/C as they now hotly pursue Mr Ali.It is a venomous pursuit as known critics – some of them coming up under new pseudonyms bash the daylight out of Mr Ali. But, try as they may, nothing is going to stop this man from leading the PPP/C unto victory in the next General Elections.And here’s my point, the venom some put in their criticism comes from the fact that none of the parties, not one of them, can win an election here in Guyana. Even when they teamed up with each other in that incestuous association called a coalition they could not put the PPP/C away, only to surrender in a vote of conscience after three and a half long burdensome and torturous years.It is a clear borne fact that the only political party that can and will win any election in Guyana is the PPP/C. That reality has sent shockwaves in the camps of those of our opposers that right now are quivering in fear. The PPP/C has proven that fact throughout its history.And not only would it win an election, but it is also a party that has delivered to the electorate; you talk to any Guyanese even to those in the political divide and they will tell you that the best years of their lives were under the PPP. Bad-talk and smear campaigns cannot erase that. So, I empathise with our detractors out there who are trying their utmost to stop the unstoppable.But let me tell them what has been and still is the PPP/C’s real source of strength, I call it their bedrock, that is, its total reliance on teamwork. Team PPP/C is a formidable force and a tower of strength. A case in point is the calling in of Police to illegally oust Bishop Edghill out of Parliament.The team stood by the Bishop and boxed him in thereby telling the world that we are a united group with one purpose in mind. We shall not be moved, we have a country to stand up for.So, if you follow all of Mr Ali’s speeches you will see one common thread of thought “Team PPP/C” or “We” will deliver, we will are working together to build Guyana again. To come up against such an indomitable team means that you do not have a ghost of a chance, you cannot penetrate or break our singleness of purpose. Because we are a team and people-oriented too, helping, building people- ordinary people, all Guyanese, that is our main objective. Long live Team PPP/C!Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

first_imgLocation Takes a Backseat as Homebuyers’ Priorities Change Affordability Availability Demand HOUSING Housing Market inbound Inventory Location metros outbound Supply Unaffordability 2018-03-05 Staff Writer in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News March 5, 2018 587 Views center_img Buying a house in 2018 has become steadily more intricate with consistent declines in availability and continued price increases, according to an analysis by Realtor.com that identified a shift in buyer activity. The report analyzed thousands of views to Realtor.com’s website covering the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to 2016 and identified a major trend: affordability and availability over location.The analysis primarily focused on a metro’s inbound to outbound ratio, which was defined as the ratio of views to that metro from other metros with notable interest from more expensive markets to less expensive nearby markets.The report found shifting interests included demands for properties in smaller cities such as Bakersfield and Fresno as compared to their more expensive Californian counterparts such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sacramento.On average the metropolitan areas with the most inbound views had a median listing price of $291,000 compared to the $521,000 of areas such as San Francisco, New York, Washington, D.C., and Seattle.Home buyers instead focused their searches on more affordable locations outside of major metropolitan areas where markets with the highest overall interest were more affordable, had higher expected employment growth, and more available inventory than the markets they receive their inbound views from, the report noted.Another contributing factor in this shift was the significantly lower inventory available for buyers in these major metros.“This low inventory availability, coupled with unaffordability and only average employment performance, could explain why these markets are seeing a lower ratio of inbound views to outbound views,” said Sabrina Speianu, Economic Research Analysist for Realtor.com and the writer of this report. “The markets with the highest overall inbound to outbound ratios are more affordable, have higher expected employment growth, and more available inventory than the markets they receive their inbound views from.” Sharelast_img read more