Here are the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Arsene Wenger will splash out more than £50million before the transfer deadline on centre half Shkodran Mustafi and striker Lucas Perez. Arsenal have had bids accepted on both players and are confident of clinching the deals before the transfer window closes on Wednesday. (Daily Mail)Joe Hart is willing to take a huge pay cut to tempt Liverpool to bid for him. The England keeper is desperate to move after being told he is not wanted at Manchester City. But Kop boss Jurgen Klopp has so far shown no interest in offering Hart an escape route. (The Sun)West Ham have agreed a €28m (£24m) fee with Juventus for Simone Zaza, with the Italy striker set to fly to England on Friday for his medical after agreeing personal terms. (Guardian)Everton have revived their interest in Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini after missing out on Lucas Perez, who is set to join Arsenal. Napoli want £30million for the 25-year-old Italy international. (Daily Mail)Tottenham are considering a move for Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala before Wednesday’s transfer deadline. (ESPN)Valencia are considering making a move for out-of-favour Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo. (Various)Southampton defender Jose Fonte looks set to stay at the club and reject interest from Manchester United after holding one-on-one talks with Saints chairman Ralph Krueger to discuss his future. (Metro)Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata wants to stay at Old Trafford despite not being guaranteed a starting role under manager Jose Mourinho. (Daily Telegraph)Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone is wanted by Nottingham Forest and Cardiff City. (Daily Mail)Chelsea forward Patrick Bamford is expected to agree a season-long loan with Burnley on Friday. (Daily Mail)West Bromwich Albion are set to ramp up interest in Southampton’s Jay Rodriguez to ward off interest from Premier League rivals Hull City. The Baggies are in advanced talks with the Saints over a potential season-long loan deal for the 27-year-old striker. (Birmingham Mail)Newcastle United are in talks to sign Palermo left-back Achraf Lazaar. And the club are pressing on with plans to bring in another winger and striker before the transfer window closes next week. (Newcastle Chronicle)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?Liverpool FC transfer news: Nice hold talks with Reds misfit Mario Balotelli concerning transfer to Ligue 1 clubTottenham transfer latest: Spurs open negotiations to sign Crystal Palace forward Wilfried ZahaTransfer news: Chelsea could turn to ‘new Vidic’ with AC Milan set to reject £35m bid for Alessio RomagnoliManchester United FC transfer news: Monaco warn full-back Fabinho will cost Red Devils £25m-plusManchester City transfer report: Besiktas in talks over possible loan move for Samir NasriArsenal FC transfer news: Lucas Perez set for £17m move as Everton lose out on strikerTottenham transfer latest: Spurs outcast Nabil Bentaleb on the verge of signing for Schalke with £17m purchase optionArsenal transfer news: Shkodran Mustafi breakthrough, plus Everton beaten to signing of £17m Spanish striker Lucas PerezManchester United transfer news: Jose Fonte latest, Raphael Varane revelations and more
Mexico’s interim coach Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti is not satisfied with his nation’s poor outing.Argentina beat Mexico national team 2-0 on Friday in an international friendly held at the Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes stadium.Showing his dissatisfaction with the team, Ferretti suggested that the incoming coach should strive to improve the team’s performance with the younger group of players.“We were a long way off today, I was hoping the players would play better,” said Ferretti after the game in the news conference as quoted by ESPN.“We made a lot of mistakes and players at this level shouldn’t do.”Top 5 best players from the international break weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 After a fresh international break just came to an end, we need to talk about the Top 5 best players during this whole weekend.We…“Far is a drastic word, but it’s true we have a lot of work to do.”On the other hand, Mexican striker Alan Pulido admitted that missed opportunities during the match were as a result of the absence of Javier Hernandez, Hector Herrera, Andres Guardado and Hector Moreno.“There were two opportunities that if we had put in would’ve changed the course of the game,” Pulido told reporters afterward.”“But these types of games are useful practice against national teams like Argentina.”
Kolkata: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested the mastermind of the Khagragarh blast Jamat-Ul-Mujahideen (Bangladesh) activist Kausar alias Bomaru Mijan, from Bengaluru on Tuesday.The arrest of Kausar came as a major breakthrough in connection with the Khagragarh blast case that took place on October 2 in 2014.His arrest came on the heels of the arrest of one of his close aides, Manirul Seikh alias Munir, from Karnataka. The local police arrested him and handed him over to the NIA. During interrogation, the NIA officers had come to know about Kausar and his whereabouts. Subsequently, raids were conducted at Bengaluru and Kausar was arrested. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeBoth Kausar and Munir were also involved in the Bodh Gaya blast case. The NIA officers will be taking them to Bodh Gaya for further probe and to reconstruct a plot of the incident.It may be recalled that Kausar was one of the most wanted JMB activists and he was in Bengal during the Khagragarh blast incident. The NIA had also announced a prize money of Rs 10 lakh for anyone giving information regarding Kausar, who had tried to influence many youths into joining JMB. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedKausar had fled from Bengal soon after the Khagragarh incident to the southern part of the country. He had no scope to flee to Bangladesh as the police there had also initiated search for JMB activists, following the incident at Khagragarh.Kausar had been changing his shelter to avoid getting arrested. Munir used to stay at Ramnagar in Karnataka while Kausar took refuge in Bengaluru.The investigating officers are now trying to know their future plans. They are also trying to know about all the places where the duo had stayed since 2014 and who had helped them to stay in the southern parts of the country. It may be recalled that Kausar had played a key role as a JMB activist in the terrorist group spreading tentacles in India. The investigation had earlier revealed that members of the banned organisation had a plan of using the country as a base to carry on terror activities in the neighbouring Bangladesh. But investigating agencies of both the countries have worked together and managed to check several terror activities that were planned by the outfit.The Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police had also arrested many JMB activists. NIA had taken most of them in their custody for interrogation.
Kolkata: The Special Task Force of Kolkata Police has arrested a Manipuri militant here and seized arms and ammunition from him, a police officer said on Sunday. Amon Nelson Singh alias Chingkhei Kuman (28) is the self proclaimed Chairperson of the Manipur-based Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP). He was arrested from Kolkata on Saturday and a 9mm pistol, two 7mm pistols and three rounds live ammunition were seized from him, the officer said. Police said the accused had confessed he was involved in a number of extortion cases in Manipur while his group was allegedly involved in a case of robbery at a city jewellery shop.
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 5 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global The use of mobile technology is on the rise, with employees using their smartphones on a regular basis. And, if you’re an employer, this increase isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Related: A New Wave of HR Technology Is Disrupting the MarketWrike’s 2016 Mobile Productivity Report found, for instance, that 44 percent of the more than 850 professionals surveyed said they checked their phones for work more than 20 times per day.Ninety percent said they believed that their use of mobile technology was critical to getting their work done.Advancements in tech are inspiring businesses to use tech to improve productivity, engage their employees more and streamline processes to save time and labor. Here’s how mobile technology can be used to augment your human resources function, as well:1. Put opportunity in everyone’s pocket.Make it easy for job-seekers to find opportunities within your company. Some employers are failing the mobile generation by sticking with clunky, awkward interfaces, which turn off many candidates.A September 2014 Jibe report found that 20 percent of the 1,000 job seekers surveyed said they would give up on an online job application if they couldn’t complete it on a mobile device. Yet, in spite of 70 percent of job-seekers looking to apply for a job via smartphone, only about a quarter of large companies surveyed said they had optimized their hiring process for mobile devices.Don’t let this be you: Instead, invest in a mobile-friendly application experience to attract good talent. Mobile technology should be a main focus for a social recruiting strategy as well. When investing in expanding outreach through social media, keep the candidate experience in mind.Optimize for mobile devices, and use social media to connect with people. A 2015 LinkedIn report found that 47 percent of the 3,894 HR professionals surveyed called social media an effective employer branding tool.Don’t make people who are interested in your company dig deep to find important information. Use a social-recruiting strategy that targets relevant audiences, with social media posts about the company, the culture and any opportunities available.2. Hire with confidence.When focusing on social recruiting, you’ll also find it useful to create an employee-referral program. Since social recruiting and employee referrals are among the most successful sources of hire, use these channels with confidence.The influx of millennials into the workforce makes it imperative that employers use mobile technology to appeal to them. Create an employee-referral program that allows each participant to access the web-based portal anywhere with any device that connects to the Internet. This will encourage staff to participate in the referral program. Additionally, implementing an internal interface for HR professionals will help simplify collaboration. This should be a space for quick, web-based document-sharing, where everyone can weigh in on important candidate information to make decisions faster.Ultimately, allowing employees and HR professionals to access information on demand will simplify the process of submitting and tracking referrals, screening candidates and making hiring decisions.Related: 5 Technology Roadblocks Costing You Great Talent3. Onboard new hires.Welcome candidates with a digital experience. Paperless processes reduce waste and automate document-management, offering convenience to HR staff and the new hire alike.Deliver onboarding information and documents directly to the new hire’s hands with an internal employee portal where he or she can find all company resources regarding processes, policies and the like. No more bulky employee handbooks! Branded portals will engage the new employee with the message and essence of the company in an instant.A talent-management platform will enable your human resources managers to pull reports and share them with their teams, enabling management to measure the quality of onboarding, review performance metrics and identify the overall quality of hire for the talent acquisition program.4. Provide real-time recognition.Mobile technology allows for instant communication. That means employers can target employees who are exceeding expectations, and issue a reward immediately. Even if the reward is a simple recognition, like a personal thank-you message, the gesture will motivate all team members and make them feel valued.Provide real-time feedback with performance-tracking so employees know how they stack up against expectations. This keeps everyone on task, so projects can be advanced in an efficient manner.When members of a team can see the progress of their entire project — from the small tasks to the big picture — by accessing the project- management feature on their mobile device, they become more aware of their personal impact.Related: 4 Ways to Use Technology In the Workplace to Motivate EmployeesRewards are also appropriate for strong referrals. The secret to any successful employee-referral program is a strong incentive system. When employees can track the status of their referrals in real time on their phones, they are more likely to participate and join in to help the company attract qualified talent. Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. June 7, 2016