Manchester United and Arsenal are reportedly locked in a transfer battle for the highly-rated Dutch winger Cody Gakpo. The Premier League giants are just two of a number of teams hoping to prise PSV’s star man away from the Eredivisie in this summer’s transfer window. United manager Erik Ten Hag has formalised his interest after seeing Gakpo close up last season as manager of arch-rivals Ajax , and it’s thought that a strong financial offer will persuade PSV to sell their Flying Dutchman. Who is Cody Gakpo and who does he currently play for? Gakpo plays for Dutch side PSV Eindhoven, having joined the club’s academy as a seven year-old in 2006. The £35m-rated winger, born in Eindhoven, made his professional debut for the club’s reserve side in the Dutch second division in 2016, before making the step up to the senior team in 2018. Gakpo has registered an impressive 29 goals in 93 appearances for PSV, as well as finding the back of the net twice since making … [Read more...] about Who is Manchester United and Arsenal transfer target Cody Gakpo?
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Sign up for Derek’s newsletter here . Remote work seems fully entrenched in American life. Offices are more than half empty nationwide, while restaurants and movie theaters are packed. Housing prices in suburbs and small towns have surged as white-collar workers take advantage of the demise of the daily commute. But if the work-from-anywhere movement has been successful for veteran employees in defined roles with trusted colleagues, for certain people and for certain objectives, remote or hybrid work remains a problem to be solved. First, remote work is worse for new workers . Many inexperienced employees joining a virtual company realize that they haven’t joined much of a company at all. They’ve logged into a virtual room that calls itself a company but is basically a group chat. It’s hard to promote a wholesome company culture in normal times, and harder still to do so one misunderstood group Slack message and problematic fire emoji at a time. “Small talk, passing … [Read more...] about The Biggest Problem With Remote Work
SCHILLER’S MESSAGE TO MODERN LIFE KUNO FRANCKE HOWEVER widely opinions may differ as to the greatness of Schiller the writer, the thinker, the historian, or even the poet, there can be no difference of opinion as to the greatness of Schiller the apostle of the perfect life. His own life was filled by one central idea. Every line written by him, every deed done by him, proclaim the fact that he felt himself to be the bearer of a sacred message to humanity, and that the consciousness of this high office inspired, ennobled, hallowed his whole existence. It seems proper at the hundredth anniversary of the passing away of this great prophet briefly to define the message to the spreading of which he devoted his earthly career, and to ask ourselves what this message means to us of to-day. The central idea of Schiller’s literary activity is bound up with his conception of the beautiful. Beauty was to him something vastly more significant than the empirical conception of it as a quality … [Read more...] about The Schiller Anniversary: Schiller’s Message to Modern Life
WHENE’ER I take my walks abroad, I am fain to remark, not how many poor I see, for in that respect the cities of the United States do not appear unduly freighted, but rather how many and how potent are the street influences that tend to pauperize the soul. The school, the home; on these two foundations, we constantly are told, the welfare of this great republic rests; and that the assertion is far from being so much barren rhetoric is amply proved by the enormous sums spent on public education to a luxurious degree, and by the pure ideal of domesticity to which the private lives of candidates for high office at the people’s hands are required to testify. Many and admirable, also, are the schemes of public and private enterprise that seek to carry humanizing influences into the crowded tenement, bridging so far as they may the gap between the standards of the classroom and the illiterate or alien homes in which such vast numbers of the commonwealth’s schoolchildren dwell. But there … [Read more...] about Ethics of the Street: A Protest
II THE first characteristics which the book of Grotius revealed were faith and foresight. Great as it was, — the most beneficent among all volumes not claiming divine inspiration, — yet more wonderful than the book itself was the faith of its author. In none of the years during which he meditated it, and least of all during the years when it was written, could any other human being see in the anarchic darkness of the time any tribunal which could recognize a plea for right reason in international affairs, or enforce a decision upon it. The greatness of Grotius lies first of all in the fact that he saw in all this darkness one court sitting supreme to which he might make appeal, and that court—the heart and mind of man. What the darkness was which his eye alone could pierce was stated in his preface. He says: “I saw many and grave causes why I should write a work on that subject. I saw in the whole Christian world a license of fighting at which even barbarous nations might blush. … [Read more...] about The Warfare of Humanity With Unreason: Hugo Grotius