Tax to wipe £25bn off values

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Messi urges Barcelona to offload teammate amid pay cut row

first_img Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Action Movies That’ll Give You An Adrenaline RushThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical9 Fictional Universes We Wouldn’t Want To Live InWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games? One of the most crucial Barcelona players could be sold by the board this summer after a recommendation from Lionel Messi.Advertisement Read Also: Messi convinces Barcelona veteran to return to the clubChelsea and Bayern Munich are two clubs interesting in signing the former Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper for his estimated fee of 100 million euros.Meanwhile, the Blaugrana are in talks with Ajax Amsterdam shot-stopper Andre Onana over a move in the summer as a replacement to their potential outgoing number one.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Barcelona are under a dark state internally and there seems to be no respite for those in the senior positions at the club. After the resignation of six directors from the board and a fallout with the players due to a 70% wage cut, Josep Maria Bartomeu’s hopes of becoming the club’s president for another tenure at crumbling at an alarming rate.To add to their issues, the Catalans are struggling to get rid of players who are supposed to earn them cash to fund Lautaro Martinez and Neymar’s arrival. Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele and Samuel Umtiti have all seen their market value crash and there are not many suitors wanting to pay well for the services of the trio who was tipped for big things at Barca.Barcelona president BartomeuDiario GOL has claimed that in a risky move for the future, Lionel Messi has asked Barcelona to get rid of Marc-Andre ter Stegen.The goalkeeper has been the Blaugrana’s second best player over the last two seasons behind the Argentinian Messi and therefore has seen his transfer fee reach 100 million euros.Marc-Andre ter Stegen is reportedly unhappy at the Camp Nou because of the board’s reluctance in meeting his financial demands.The Germany international wants a major improvement in his contract and has had his demands constantly postponed, which have frustrated him in addition to falling out with Lionel Messi. Loading… last_img read more

Kevin-Prince Boateng will rescind decision not to play for Ghana – Muntari

first_imgGhana midfielder Sulley Muntari has revealed his AC Milan teammate Kevin-Prince Boateng is getting closer to rescinding his decision to quit the Black Stars.Muntari also disclosed that the Germany-born player consistently talks about the national team, showing that he still loves the national team despite quitting the Black Stars about two years ago.The 26-year-old stunned the world with his decision to retire from the Ghana national team in 2011 just over one year after securing a nationality switch to play for the country of his father.Boateng’s decision was even more startling especially after excelling with the Black Stars at the 2010 World Cup which helped him to secured a bumper cash move to the Italian Serie A giants AC Milan.Despite quitting the national team, the ex-Germany youth international consistently sent goodwill messages to the Black Stars team during the 2013 Nations Cup.These messages, usually posted on the Milan star’s Twitter page, is seen by many as overtures towards his return to the Black Stars. The German-born’s club teammate, Muntari with whom he played together with during their days at Portsmouth now hints at Boateng’s return.“Prince is a cool guy, he is a good guy. He was having some little problems that is why he decided to stay apart,” he told MTNFootball.com.“But he always talks about the national team so hopefully one day he will change his mind and come because definitely we need him here.”Muntari is one of the star names expected to lineup for the Black Stars when they take on Sudan in a crucial 2014 World Cup qualifier on Sunday.last_img read more

32 who opt out of workplace pension blame financial constraints

first_imgAround a third (32%) of employee respondents cite financial constraints as the key reason for choosing not to pay into their workplace pension, according to research by Aviva.Its Working lives report, which is based on a survey of 990 private sector employers and 4,021 private sector employees and an analysis of data from the Office for National Statistics, also found that 24% of employee respondents that turn down the opportunity to pay into a workplace pension scheme do so because they believe it is too late to start saving. This compares to 15% in 2013.The research also found:13% of employee respondents aged between 25-34 who choose not to contribute to a workplace pension do so because they feel it is too late to start saving.19% of employee respondents choose not to pay into a workplace pension because they would rather use cash to fund their lifestyle.74% of employer respondents that have begun the auto-enrolment process approve of making the workplace the focus for pensions savings.93% of employee respondents feel the auto-enrolment process has been straightforward.20% of employee respondents do not feel their employer has explained auto-enrolment in a way they could understand.47% of employer respondents feel it is their responsibility to encourage staff to contribute into a workplace pension.Andy Curran, managing director of corporate and business solutions at Aviva, said: “The Working lives findings highlight that we cannot be complacent and that the auto-enrolment journey does not end once employees start contributing.“It is vital employees engage with the processes behind their pension. We must continue to make every effort to ensure people have all the support they need to make the most of their pension provision.”last_img read more

Japanese SNES Classic Edition Has Different Games and Better Box Art

first_imgStay on target The Japanese always seem to get the better end of the deal when it comes to video games, don’t they? Not only will their version of the SNES Classic Edition come with five exclusive games, but it’ll also have some slick looking (i.e. better) box art.Instead of simply featuring a picture of the console on the box, the Japanese cover looks like it was hand drawn. They eye-catching minimalist design really pops out with its bright colors. I could totally see it being displayed in a museum as a piece of pop art.As far as the games lineup goes, it’s not all that different from North America and Europe. On top of classics like Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Final Fantasy III (VI), Super Metroid, and Donkey Kong Country, the Japanese SNES Classic Edition will exclusive have:Fire Emblem: Mystery of the EmblemThe Legend of Mystical NinjaPanel de PonSuper SoccerSuper Street Fighter II: The New ChallengersFor comparison’s sake, here are the five games exclusive to North America and Europe:EarthboundKirby’s Dream CourseStreet Fighter 2′ Turbo: Hyper FightingSuper Castlevania IVSuper Punch-Out!!Yes, the Japanese SNES Classic Edition features the best version of Street Fighter II. Not that there’s anything wrong with Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, but come on! With that said, it could be argued that we got the better end of the deal overall with our exclusives. After all, the Japanese SNES Classic Edition doesn’t have Earthbound, Super Castlevania IV, or Super Punch-Out. Still, not having Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers stings.Despite Nintendo stating it would produce more SNES Classic Editions than it did NES Classic Editions, folks are having a hard time pre-ordering the system. How do you get your hands on this already highly sought-after console? There’s not much that can be done now, so keep checking back with your favorite local (or online) retailer to see if they have any in stock.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. 8Bitdo’s SN30 Wireless Gamepad is a Perfect Controller for the SNE…8Bitdo SNES Classic Edition Wireless Controller Now Available for Pre-Order last_img read more