Chelsea agree deal for van Ginkel

first_img Van Ginkel has come up through the ranks at Vitesse, making his senior debut in 2010 and establishing himself as a regular in the starting line-up last season. He is set to become Jose Mourinho’s second summer signing following the arrival of Andre Schurrle from Bayer Leverkusen. The 20-year-old, who played for Holland in this year’s European Under-21 Championships having made his senior debut last year, has two years remaining on his contract with the Eredivisie club and will reportedly cost the Blues £8million. A short statement on Chelsea’s website said: “Chelsea Football Club and Vitesse Arnhem have reached an agreement for the transfer of Marco van Ginkel. The player will join Chelsea subject to a medical, agreement of personal terms and legal documentation.” Chelsea have reached an agreement over the signing of midfielder Marco van Ginkel from Vitesse Arnhem.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more


first_imgThe Deputy Managing Director,Total Nigeria, Ahmedu Musa Kida on Sunday urged participants in the 2018 Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Games to compete without anger or hate. He enjoined the athletes to demonstrate good sportsmanship and “lose cheerfully,” because tomorrow victory could swing in your favour.”Declaring the games open at the Chevron Recreation Centre, Gbagada yesterday, Kida who is also President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation said “we owe a lot of gratitude to the founding fathers of NOGIG who envisaged a platform to explore other avenues to compete among ourselves outside our occupational endeavours.”He pledged his commitment to NOGIG, saying, “as a sportsman, I want to pledge my support for NOGIG, any time they knock on my door.” He supplied all the trophies and medals being competed for at the games.In a ceremonial table tennis match, Kida defeated Esimaje Brikinn, GM, Public Government and Public Affairs Department, Chevron Nigeria. Kida was decorated with a gold medal. He challenged companies in the Oil and Gas sector to use a fraction of their profits to support sports in the country. “Sports is my first passion and it is a passion I will go down with.”Earlier, Chairman of the Organising Committee Aminu Zaria said the 2018 edition of the games was special because of the improvement in almost all aspects of the biennial competition.“When we came together, we set a task for ourselves. The task was to lift the NOGIG to the next level and that is what we are experiencing now.“The number of participating companies has improved from 9 to 13, the number of athletes too has improved and even the opening ceremony is different from what we are used to.”Above all, Zaria said it is not going to be business as usual as a lot of shocking results await some of the traditional winners.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

General manager of eroots speaks at Marshall

first_imgThe Marshall Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab hosted a “Lunch & Learn” event at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center on Thursday afternoon. The featured speaker was Alex Dorsey, general manager of pop-up produce market eroots, who talked about her experience with the business and the knowledge she has gained from working there.The eroots program provides organic fruits and vegetables to consumers with modest means. The social enterprise sells its packed boxes at schools and businesses so the food can be conveniently picked up during a busy schedule.Dorsey said social enterprises differ from other businesses because they directly affect people through positive change.“The one thing that social enterprise does that is very different than business as a whole is the commitment to make a difference — some social impact,” Dorsey said. “I encourage you to really think about that as you plan … what you’re going to do after graduating.”Enoch Kim, student intern for the Social Enterprise Lab, said he believes businesses shouldn’t solely focus on money.“We need to focus on our future,” Kim said. “The social capital of moving forward in generations to come will be very much impacted by your efforts today. As business students, you cannot be always profit-minded; you have to take into consideration the social well-being of the community around you.”According to Dorsey, a structured system is very important when trying to create positive change with others. Dorsey said eroots reached out to communities for the answers it needed.“Policy is fundamental in anything that has to do with food … and the environment,” Dorsey said. “We created a leadership program that would educate residents on defining for themselves what a healthy community is and what’s needed to ensure access to healthy food within the community you advocate for yourself, especially when you’re in survival mode and you have to work a couple jobs.”Even after setting up a successful infrastructure, Dorsey said businesses have to be prepared for the worst and ready to respond.“You have to be able to pivot,” Dorsey said. “You can do all the planning and have the focus groups and have a great business plan, but when you get on the ground, challenges will arise and you have to be nimble in your thinking. What happens when your lead farm goes out of business because of the drought and they didn’t have enough capital to sustain them and all of the sudden the food that you committed to every single week doesn’t have a source?”In addition, Dorsey said social enterprises need reliable backup for a bad situation.“Numerous challenges come up that you can’t even begin to imagine,” Dorsey said. “In your thinking about social enterprise, you got to have the resources both in terms of cash and people within your network to help you think creatively, so you can continue to grow and serve.”Roshan Jayanti, a junior majoring in global health, said he was glad Dorsey talked about both the good and bad experiences one might encounter  in developing a social enterprise.“There’s a certain ambition involved in social enterprise…but I think there is also a stark reality and kind of a harshness of this situation of… funding and financing, and the discrepancy between how much it costs to do one of these projects and how feasible it is, and I think Alex balanced [those two topics] very well,” Jayanti said. “My interest lies more in health, where, unfortunately, the prices are even more expensive and the discrepancies are even larger, but kind of seeing the creativity she used…[is] illuminating, as a lot of the students in this room go into social enterprise positions.”The “Lunch & Learn” event was the last of the series for the spring, but the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab said it will continue to host events next semester.last_img read more