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Arsenal, Liverpool and Man City in race with Real Madrid and Juventus for Houssem Aouar Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 7 Apr 2020 9:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link284Shares Houssem Aouar has caught the eye of Premier League giants (Picture: Getty Images)The Premier League trio of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City are all tracking Lyon idfeilder Houssem Aouar with a summer move in mind, with Real Madrid and Juventus also interested in the rising star.The 21-year-old has been a regular in the Lyon midfield for the last three seasons, already racking up 133 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring 24 goals.He is yet to make his debut for the France national team, but has been a regular for the Under-21 side over the last three years, making 16 appearances.Given the interest from a number of Europe’s biggest clubs, and the fact his contract runs until 2023 at Lyon, Aouar could cost as much as £65m this summer, according to the Sun.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe youngster, who is playing for his hometown team, has earned praise from the biggest names in the sport already.Lionel Messi said of him: ‘He is always calm with the ball at his feet with an excellent technical quality.’More: 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 CityManchester City boss Pep Guardiola has also been happy to make his admiration of the youngster public, stopping Aouar in the tunnel after City drew 2-2 with Lyon in the Champions League in November 2018.Now at Tottenham, Tanguy Ndombele was attracting a lot of attention at Lyon at the time, but Guardiola singled out Aouar for praise.‘Houssem Aouar is a very good player, he is incredible,’ Pep said after that draw in France.‘We talk a lot about Ndombele but Aouar is also excellent. He’s always very calm with the ball at his feet, with an excellent technical quality.‘Lyon really has a very good team. There are young people full of quality and I think the team is in place tactically, I think we can congratulate them, we have had absences tonight, but we have to congratulate them.’There looks likely to be an intense battle for the midfielder’s signature this summer as big clubs in England, Italy and Spain try to tempt him their way.Lyon, currently seventh in Ligue 1, are preparing themselves for bids for Aouar and another young star, Moussa Dembele, this summer who has been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United.MORE: Kevin Campbell explains how Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta can emulate Pep Guardiola’s successMORE: Bacary Sagna defends ‘amazing’ Alexandre Lacazette after criticism from Arsenal fansFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Advertisement Advertisement
The preamble is also being changed to specify that “institutional investors are particularly important for companies”.It says institutional investors should exercise their ownership rights actively and responsibly “in accordance with transparent principles that also respect the concept of sustainability”.“The [commission] has therefore actively contributed to the debate, on a European as well as an international level, according to which institutional investors have particular responsibility in assessing how corporate governance is put into practice,” it said.Manfred Gertz, the outgoing chair of the commission, said the responses to the consultation underlined “the vast interest on questions regarding good corporate governance that exists within German listed companies”.“The focus is on strengthening self-responsible conduct by corporate bodies and committees complimented by a sensible level of transparency, allowing stakeholders to better assess how corporate governance is being put into practice,” he added.The changes to the code itself impose more transparency requirements for companies, with the commission seeing transparency as the basis on which investors can assess good corporate governance.The requirements relate to compliance management, supervisory board composition, periodic reporting to investors, and the role of the chair of the supervisory board in engaging with investors.Unlike in countries such as the UK where non-executive directors do most of the communication with investors, in Germany the law has traditionally been interpreted to mean that this has to be handled by the management board.This is changing, however, and the commission decided that supervisory board chairpersons should “be prepared (under appropriate conditions) to discuss topics relevant to the supervisory board with investors”.“These are issues within the sole responsibility of the supervisory board, and which it must decide upon on its own,” the commission said. “In accordance with this suggestion, the chairman of the supervisory board will have certain discretion with whom and when he/she would like to conduct a discussion.”The commission’s recommendation comes after a group of investors and other stakeholders developed guidelines for interaction between the supervisory board chair and investors in a bid to bring German corporate governance more in line with practice in other countries. Some of the members of that task force are also on the government corporate governance commission. Germany’s corporate governance code is being amended to emphasise that institutional investors have a responsibility to exercise their ownership rights.The amendments follow a six-week consultation period that generated a strong response, both positive and critical, according to the government-appointed commission responsible for the code. The commission decided on changes to the code itself and the preamble, which sets out the spirit behind the code.The preamble has been extended to argue that good corporate governance requires companies and their directors to conduct business ethically and take responsibility for their behaviour. The German word used by the commission for the latter is “Eigenverantwortung” – literally translated as “self-responsibility” or “own-responsibility”.The guiding principle of an “honourable businessperson” (“ehrbarer Kaufmann”) was introduced to the preamble to reflect this.
To The Editor:With the holiday season in full swing and the constant bombardment on television related to the Republican Presidential Nomination process I have made a decision. I am throwing my wholehearted support behind Former Speaker Newt Gingrich. I know, I know, some of you readers may be scratching your heads why, but before you totally dismiss this commentary, check out his ideas located on his website and his new 21st Century Contract with America.I am no political pundit and I cannot quote statistics but what I can say is that while Newt Gingrich was Speaker of the House, the greatest growth our country has seen in decades existed including having a surplus instead of deficits. In my personal life, as well as running a small business, the reality of sound fiscal practices dictate you can not spend more than you take in, it’s that simple. Speaker Gingrich’s plan is to drastically reduce the size of government by eliminating unnecessary agencies, departments and “czars”, pass a balanced budget amendment, approve the Keystone Pipeline, and the list goes on, including “Day One” Executive Orders and a multitude of legislative proposals. Sure, there is a lot of rhetoric like every other politician and Speaker Gingrich has been a member of the establishment, but the fact remains it is going to take a Washington insider to get this country moving forward again. This need for leadership and legislative success is evident, given the President’s inability to get Congress on the same page or at least move them in a positive direction. Newt Gingrich is the only candidate (including the President) with a record of accomplishments during a great time of prosperity for our country. Newt Gingrich is a historian known for his great intellect and ideas. I, too, majored in history and we all know that unless things change we are bound to repeat the same mistakes over and over.I voted for President Obama. I believed in his message and his sincerity and his desire to make a change for the better. I am glad I voted for President Obama. I think that was the only sound decision for me and this country at the time. I believe voting for President Obama again would be a mistake and not a good decision for me or our country. Newt Gingrich, in my opinion, is the whole package: he has the intellect, the knowhow, and the inside experience to get Congress working again to put this country back on top where it belongs.I am proud to be an American. I am tired of being disgruntled. I am tired of watching the news about people protesting, being unemployed and jobs being outsourced. It is time that we harness what made this country great, our people unified as a nation, making a difference at home and in our communities, and eventually the world. More importantly, each and every generation prospering and doing better than the last. I ask you to consider Newt Gingrich. Thank you and God Bless America. Jude R. FlorioOcean Grove