Majority of employees receive no time off for volunteering, research shows

first_img Tagged with: Research / statistics Volunteering Overall, 16% of all workers receive only one day off to volunteer, and 12% receive more than one day.Professional Services and Arts & Culture are the sectors most likely to allow employees several days off to contribute to charities. Almost a quarter (24%) in these industries get more than one day off a year for volunteering.Those who work in Healthcare (8%), Retail, Catering and Leisure (7%), and Sales, Media and Marketing (4%) are the least likely to be given more than one day off to volunteer.When comparing across the country, London allows for the most volunteering days, with 41% of its workers receiving either one or more CSR days annually. This is followed by the North East, with 35% receiving the same amount.  Those in Scotland are least likely to be given any days off to volunteer, with 75% of its workers stating that they do not receive any CSR days from their work. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Almost two thirds of employees do not receive any days off for volunteering, research has shown.According to a study by employee experience platform Perkbox, 63% of employees in the UK do not receive any days off from their work to volunteer.The figure rises higher in certain industries: 75% of those working in Healthcare, Architecture, Engineering and Building industries do not receive any volunteering days from their employers. 42% of employed people state that they personally would most like to give back to healthcare charities through a variety of methods, including raising sponsorship money from marathons, 33% would like to give back to their local community and 31% would choose environmental causes.Perkbox also partnered with TalentPool to find what CSR practices job hunters would like to see their next employer involved in. ‘Addressing climate change’ (33%) and ‘helping the local community’ (30%) are most important, followed by ‘fundraising for charitable causes around the world’ (24%) and ‘driving healthcare initiatives’ (13%).Chieu Cao, Co-founder at Perkbox said:“It’s clear that workplaces need to be doing more to allow employees to take time and contribute to charities. With already limited personal time, without being given volunteering days, those in full-time positions must fit volunteering into their evenings and weekends, causing them to juggle commitments. This often means that volunteering can fall to the back burner – affecting both social consciousness and society itself.“By allowing employees to give back to the wider community and the charitable causes that matter to them most, it can fulfil an important sense of purpose and allow people to use their skills in a different way from their day-to-day work, in turn, contributing to overall employee happiness. Companies must look past their own goals to identify the needs of society as a whole, as those with employees who want to help have a real chance to make a change.”  713 total views,  5 views today Advertisement  714 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Majority of employees receive no time off for volunteering, research shows AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Melanie May | 4 September 2019 | Newslast_img read more

Calling on All Limerick Parents and Teachers to Register for SPAR…

first_imgWhatsApp Republic of Ireland internationals Jack Byrne and Amber Barrett were on hand today to help launch the SPAR FAI School Zone. One school in Limerick will win a specially commissioned  SPAR FAI football kit for their school; all they need to do to enter is for teachers  to register for the lesson plans online. One school selected from all participating schools nationwide will win a grand prize of a Zoom call with three Irish International players for their class. “We’ve been supporting the FAI for over 6years now through our sponsorship of the SPAR Primary Schools 5s competition. It’s been an exceptional year for teachers, parents and students and while the SPAR 5s may not be going ahead we are equally delighted to be sponsoring this initiative.So much work has gone into this programme to make it educational, fun and easy to deliver for parents and teachers alike. By signing up you’ll not only have all the resources and lessons delivered straight to your email but you’ll be in with a chance of winning brilliant prizes for a school in every county in Ireland.” Sign up now by visiting: & Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Dora GolaNext articleLet There Be Theatre – the actor announced to read the play this Saturday for Limerick is Liam O’Brien Sarah Carr Speaking about the initiative, SPAR ambassador Jack Byrne said, ‘I’m delighted to be working with SPAR and the FAI to support this fantastic initiative. It is great to see SPAR supporting teachers and parents by sponsoring the School Zone concept, a resource that makes football relevant in so many innovative ways. I’m sure that it’s been a tough year for teachers, parents and students and that these lesson plans will bring everyday subjects to life in a new and exciting way.” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live The sponsorship of the SPAR FAI School Zone initiative, developed by the FAI, is a continuation of SPAR’s dedication to grassroots football, following on from the successful SPAR FAI Primary School 5s Programme. Commenting on the new initiative, SPAR Sales Director, Colin Donnelly said: Advertisement TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostSPAR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash THE SPAR FAI School Zone is a new digital learning platform for teachers and parents of primary school children in 4th, 5th and 6th class offering interactive and engaging lesson plans designed with both the classroom and home schooling in mind. The lesson plans have been designed in consultation with a panel of teachers and promise to engage, educate and enthuse students. Email Print Linkedin Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Fellow SPAR ambassador Amber Barrett, and qualified teacher, added,“We hope everyone enjoys learning from the SPAR FAI School Zone. As a qualified teacher I know how difficult the last year has been and the importance of finding new and interesting ways to make learning exciting. The lessons have been designed to be really easy to deliver and are backed up with easy to use resources and videos.”’  Facebook Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The new teaching resource will be hosted on the FAI’s website with innovative football themed lessons uploaded twice a week over the course of 4 weeks – beginning on the 15th of March and running until the 12th of April. The heavily resourced and user-friendly lessons covering core subjects such as Maths, History, Geography, English, Art, Irish and healthy eating will be emailed to teachers and parents weekly along with answer sheets. LimerickNewsCalling on All Limerick Parents and Teachers to Register for SPAR FAI School Zone and a chance to Win Football Kit for their SchoolBy Sarah Carr – March 9, 2021 59 Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

Hudson County Community College to Host Four Virtual ‘Choose Your…

first_imgFrom 5 to 7 p.m., Student & Academic Support Services will provide information on admissions, financial aid, testing, advising and transfer services, campus events, clubs, and organizations, registration and transcript evaluations, academic support services, the HCCC Library and services, career services, Hudson Helps, the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF), international students, disability and accessibility services, and health and wellness.Those interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Business, Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management, Early College, Year Up, Veterans, and Enrollment Services should attend the Wednesday, November 11 event from 5 to 7 p.m.Topics will include details about the College’s award-winning programs; the Division of Academic Development and Support Services; how high school students may take college courses; the Year Up Program, that pairs talented young adults and top companies to launch careers, power business, and build communities; Question and Answer session; and a celebration of Veterans’ Day.Humanities & Social Sciences, English and ESL, Nursing & Health Sciences, Continuing Education and Workforce Development, and Enrollment Services will be highlighted at the Thursday, November 12 event, from 5 to 7 p.m.Topics will include the Honors Program, the College’s Secaucus Center, the Department of Cultural Affairs, enrollment and academic advisement services, and information pertaining to the programs in the major courses of study listed.For those who are unable to attend any or all weekday sessions, a Virtual Open House will be held on Saturday, November 14, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event will include information on admissions, financial aid, testing, and academic advisement. For information on accessing the sessions, go to or email [email protected] Hudson County Community CollegeHudson County Community College serves more than 18,000 credit and non-credit students annually. The College offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs, including award-winning English as a Second Language, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Fine and Performing Arts. The HCCC Culinary/Hospitality Management program was ranked number six in the U.S. by Best Choice Schools. Over 94% of HCCC Nursing program graduates passed the NCLEX first time out, placing the program’s graduates in the top tier of two- and four-year nursing programs nationwide. In 2017, the Equality of Opportunity Project ranked HCCC in the top 5% of 2,200 U.S. higher education institutions for social mobility. HCCC has partnerships with every major four-year college and university in the greater New Jersey-New York area and beyond, accommodating seamless transfer of credits for further undergraduate and graduate education. Hudson County Community College (HCCC) has scheduled four unique Virtual Open House events that allow an attendee to “Choose Your Own Destination” based on academic interests or a general overview of programs and services.The first event will take place on Tuesday, November 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. Attendees will be welcomed by the College’s President, Dr. Chris Reber. The event also includes a General Information Session and open Question & Answer Panel during the first hour. ×last_img read more

Hudson Theatre Works’ Virtual Festival continues Wednesday nights

first_img ×  1 / 4    2 / 4    3 / 4    4 / 4  ❮ ❯ Hudson Theatre Works’ continues its Virtual Festival. New work will appear every Wednesday at 6 p.m. on Hudson Theatre Works YouTube Channel and Thursday on their Instagram account. Donations to various organizations will be listed.There is nothing more important to the long-term vitality of American theatre as an art form than the nurturing of new voices. This virtual festival is a way to engage audiences in work by our in house company, the Forge. The Virtual Festival will present readings of new short plays by contemporary, often local playwrights, giving them and the actors involved, an opportunity to share their work in these extraordinary times. These are new works written especially for the Virtual Festival. Some of the work that is included is by featuring plays by John Patrick Shanley, Sarah T Schwab, Ruth Zamoyta, Neil LaBute, Joanne Hoersch, Jack Canfora, Richard Vetere, Mark SaFranko, Gino Diiorio, Michael Puzzo, Dan O’Brien and many more.For more information go to our YouTube channel at:, our instagram:, or our website: or write to us at [email protected] Theatre Works is committed to low ticket prices, so everyone can enjoy live theatre. It celebrates ensemble collaboration as well as artistic risk through its permanent company, guest artists, partner institutions and the surrounding community. It is dedicated to a rugged aesthetic which seeks to tell stories, both new and old, classic and contemporary, that reflect our lives, relationships and the world today. Hudson Theatre Works’ primary focus is on bringing a living theatre community to Hudson County, and the wider metropolitan area through performance, affordable pricing, outreach and theatre arts instruction. Hudson Theatre works is a professional Equity company and a proud member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.Hudson Theatre Works is a proud member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance and is supported in part through gifts from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, UBS Financial and the City and Mayor of Weehawken, New Jersey.center_img 1 / 4    2 / 4    3 / 4    4 / 4  ❮ ❯last_img read more

Laura Rose DeSantis

first_img× Laura Rose DeSantis’ spirit left her 93 year-old body on January 30, 2021. She was born November 25, 1927 in West New York, NJ and lived in North Bergen, NJ for most of her adult life. She was secretary to the mayor of North Bergen for many years. In 2005, Laura was selected as the NJ honoree to a week-long event in Washington, DC, hosted by Experience Works, that celebrated the contributions of older members of the work force. In 2007, Laura retired at age 80 and moved with husband James DeSantis to Albuquerque to be closer to family. Laura was welcomed into heaven by husband James, parents Francesco and Antonia Bitritto, brother Michael Bitritto, and sisters Anne Kellner and Frances Casamassima. She is survived and will be greatly missed by daughter Lori Peterkin and husband Robert, son Jamie DeSantis and wife Mindy, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends she left in NJ and those she made in NM. Burial arrangements by read more

Mayor’s Update – Nov. 27

first_imgDear Friends,I’m sad to report on the passing of one of Ocean City’s finest citizens, Tommy Miles Jr., over the weekend. He and his wife, Mary Hayward-Miles, had been honored at this year’s Juneteenth Celebration with the Business Leadership Award in recognition of their contributions to the economic vitality and charitable service of the black community in Ocean City. He and Mary have lived in town for 57 years, raised a family here and worshipped at Shiloh Baptist Church. He was the owner of Tommy Miles Window Cleaning and Painting, and he also worked for Ocean City until his retirement. Most of all, Tommy was known for his kindness and generosity – he could always be counted on to help others regardless of the circumstances. I hope you all will join Michele and me in extending our deepest condolences to Mary, their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and all of their friends and family.A few reminders:Our Christmas in the Downtown celebration is scheduled for 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday (Nov. 29).  The Ocean City Fire Department ladder truck will be ready in case a certain traveler from the North Pole needs assistance descending from the roof of City Hall. If so, he’ll be on hand to help illuminate City Hall and the Christmas tree at 5 p.m.Seasonal beach tags for summer 2020 will go on sale Friday. They will be available at a discounted $20 and can be purchased at the City Hall Welcome Center and other locations throughout town or online at is less than a week left to purchase First Night buttons at a discounted $15. The price goes up to $20 on Sunday, Dec. 1. For more information and to purchase buttons online, visit .If your trash and recycling pickup is regularly scheduled for Thursdays or Fridays, it will be pushed back by one day, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The schedule returns to normal next week. See more detail on the holiday trash and recycling schedule.I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Please take the time to enjoy the holiday with your family, neighbors and friends. We always have much to be thankful for in Ocean City, a place so many people hold so dear to their hearts.  Jay A. GillianMayorWarm regards,Jay A. GillianMayor Mayor Jay Gillianlast_img read more

Adding art to academics

first_imgIn July, modern dance legend Liz Lerman stepped down as director of the Dance Exchange, a Maryland-based company she founded 35 years ago.But dance is all about movement, and Lerman came to Harvard this semester as a visiting lecturer in the Music Department and as the Josep Lluis Sert Practitioner in the Arts. “The timing was right,” she said.“My presence was a kind of research” for her and for Harvard, said Lerman. What would it be like, she wondered, for a working artist to be at the University for so much time? And what would it be like for a modern dancer to spend so much time trying to integrate with other disciplines?For Harvard, the result was wonderful.“Inspiring and energizing,” said Lori Gross, associate provost for arts and culture. “Liz Lerman demonstrated how artistic practice can cross disciplinary boundaries to help students grapple with complex problems.”Lerman, who is dancer-slim and electric with energy, led workshops on movement for courses in law, mythology, arts education, and more. She initiated a conversation series called “Treadmill Tapes” with Harvard experts in English, government, botany, art history, and other disciplines. (These 45-minute talks, conducted on side-by-side treadmills, are being edited down to a few minutes each.) She taught a course. And in November Lerman staged “Healing Wars,” a work in progress that will be part of a grander national artistic re-imagining of the Civil War during its sesquicentennial years.Bill Pullman acted as narrator — and sometimes a dancer — in the show. Photo by Helen ShariatmadariIn addition, she was just named a United States Arts Fellow.Lerman was “an unqualified success” and an “extraordinarily dynamic presence,” said D.N. Rodowick, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies. (He is also chair of the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, which sponsors the Sert Practitioner program.)In “Healing Wars,” dancers, actors, and musicians performed on every floor of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, inside and outside. The audience members roved, following the action. It was theater that “showed off our wonderful Corbusier building in new and exciting ways,” said Rodowick. (The performers included Lerman’s two teaching assistants, Alli Ross, Ed.M. ’10, and Lauren Simpson, Ed.M. ’11, as well as noted actor Bill Pullman his wife, Tamara Hurwitz Pullman, a modern dancer.)Integrating the arts with other disciplines was at the heart of Lerman’s four-month visit. It was familiar territory. In the past decade, she oversaw a series of collaborations at Wesleyan University designed to embody scientific ideas. (Her dance piece “Ferocious Beauty: Genome,” for instance, opened at Wesleyan in 2006.)Those interdisciplinary experiments prepared her for this semester, she said, and may signal a future when practicing artists move in and out of Harvard — weaving their skills into multiple curricula.That’s Lerman’s hope. “In schools where lectures are still the primary form of learning, this is all experiential,” she said of combining text and talking with movement. “We move, we talk, we discuss, we read, we talk, we move.”  That creates “added forms in which you put knowledge,” said Lerman.Considering any realm of inquiry “in terms of its shape, contour, and movement can be a powerful way of opening up new questions and perspectives,” said Laura Ricci, Ed.M. ’12, who studied with Lerman this semester. “I am amazed at how the dance and movement tools Liz has shared with us have opened up my thinking about my academic work.”“Choreography can be used to increase knowledge in any academic field, again and again and again,” said another of Lerman’s students, Mariah Steele, a master’s degree candidate at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. “In particular, I appreciated her emphasis on ways of conducting research other than the typical recourse to written texts. Liz validated that researching oneself through movement or personal stories can reveal as much information as a scholarly article.”In the class Music 101r: “The Choreography and Design of Partnership and Collaboration,” everyone had to perform a solo after the first four weeks, to demonstrate that rigorous, expressive movement can be integrated with reading and talking and other pathways to learning. Lerman calls the work of putting thoughts into movement “translating.”“Working with Liz Lerman this semester has been one of my most difficult experiences at Harvard thus far,” said Bex Kwan ’14, who described her as “an artist and teacher who reveals the intellectual rigor of art.”Dance and movement can bring something to every academic discipline, said Lerman, and eventually to the workplace. Consider these life lessons from the world of art-making: Listen in pictures. Paying attention to a lesson or a conversation creates images in your mind. “And if you become aware of that, you’ll be better in most meetings. You’ll have more ideas, faster,” said Lerman.Listen to gestures. Linking movement to thinking attunes you to messages beyond words. “You can pay attention in ways you wouldn’t pay attention.”Learn good leadership and also “followership,” she said. “You need both. You have to know how to take initiative, and you have to know when to step back.” Lerman compared school and the workplace to the “ensemble experience” of an arts practice like dance.Invite other ideas. If her course had one theme, she said, it was: “Ask a big enough question, and you need more than one discipline to answer it.”This semester, Lerman brought in four guest practitioners who stayed from three days to a week: Urban Bush Women ensemble founder Jawole Willa Jo Zollar; artist and architect Michael Singer; literary activist and poet Ethelbert Miller; and Room 404 Media designers Kate Freer and Dave Tennant.Praising the resources that Harvard gave her, Lerman also deepened research into her Civil War project, which evokes an irony: that medical practice becomes more advanced during wartime.“People often think about a special semester like this as a retreat,” said Lerman of her Harvard autumn. “Not me.”last_img read more

Director of Campus Dining discusses North Dining Hall’s music, new initiatives

first_imgThe daily music selection at Notre Dame’s North Dining Hall is one of its unique features.Varying from early-2000s hits to ’80s throwbacks, the diverse song selection contributes to the dining hall’s overall ambiance and has led to speculation as to whether the choices are deliberate.Every day, students eat, socialize and study at North Dining Hall. Chris Abayasinghe, director of Campus Dining, said that over 2.2 million meals are served each year between the two halls and the majority of those meals are served at North Dining Hall.During the holiday season, students can listen to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” while in line for Southwest Salad, and during football season, members of the community sing along to University classics such as the Notre Dame Fight Song at tailgate dinners, leading students to wonder about the identity of the creator of these mysterious playlists.The playlist is also not actually a playlist, but a rotation of carefully-selected stations on the satellite radio service, Sirius XM. The curator or creator of these stations is not a single person, but rather a combination of input from the Dining Hall staff and suggestions from students. William Krusniak, a manager at North Dining Hall, helps select the SiriusXM stations played each day. Krusniak revealed the stations on this normal rotation.“’90s on 9, ‘80s on 8, Pop2K, The Blend, The Pulse,” he said. “There’s usually about five to six channels.“Krusniak explained that the selection is also influenced by what time of day it is.“In the morning, the managers like to have more of an older, set-back style like Classic Rewind,” he said.Krusniak also said the changing seasons factor into the selection decisions.“It’s the feel,“ Krusniak said. ”On game day, I’m going to crank it up. Make sure there’s more hype, faster music. We consider who’s the visiting team, what area of the country. On Thanksgiving, it’s more of a jazzy Sinatra style. On Fat Tuesday, we’re going to have more of a New Orleans blues [style].”Student employees sometimes offer suggestions for stations played, Krusniak said, but there is no official job position for a dining hall DJ. While students have made Spotify playlists for North Dining Hall, including ”Kind of a Big Dill” and ”Don’t Go Bacon My Heart,“ they are not actually played within the dining halls. However, Abayasinghe and Luigi Alberganti, director of Notre Dame Student Dining, said they were not opposed to the idea. ”We’ve never considered it before,“ Abayasinghe said. ”I would be open to that conversation … We would have to write up a job description for that [position].“Music is not the only way the dining hall adjusts its ambiance with changing seasons. Food is also intentionally tailored to visiting groups. For example, signature Chinese dishes were featured on Lunar New Year. In addition, over 36% of all campus dining food venues are vegetarian or vegan to accommodate many dietary restrictions, Abayasinghe said.The culinary staff at Notre Dame are chosen through a ”super selective“ process, Abayasinghe said. “We train them right,“ he said. ”We make the investment to bring in celebrity chefs to help.”Abayasinghe said celebrity chefs that have aided in training the Notre Dame culinary staff include Rohan Marley, son of reggae music artist Bob Marley; Jet Tila, who has appeared on the Food Network programs like Chopped and Iron Chef America; Jehangir Mehta, an expert on plant based proteins; and Suvir Saran, an author of various Indian cookbooks.The University has also worked to reduce the amount of dining hall food waste, Abayasinghe said. In 2019, Campus Dining initiated a Grind 2 Energy process in collaboration with the Office of Sustainability. This effort was also inspired by the statistic that “over 40% of food that is grown harvested is not consumed and thrown away,” Abayasinghe said.The large cylindrical units outside both dining halls grind food waste into a slurry — part of a composting procedure. This slurry is sent off to farms and goes through anaerobic digestion, resulting in electricity, heat, renewable natural gas and transportation fuels. In 2019, according to a sustainability report from Abayasinghe, the slurry waste from North Dining Hall was used to power 15 homes for one month.New traditions and improvements continue to shape both dining halls and make them increasingly more distinct from each other. For instance, a defining feature of South in the early 1920s was the sale of cigarettes and a song called “The Buns of Notre Dame.” Today, traditions include clapping when a cup is dropped on the floor of South.Additionally, renovations that cannot take place at South have been recently implemented in North, including the new stir fry system.Abayasinghe encourages anyone with suggestions on how to improve Campus Dining to submit them using the QR codes found on dining hall napkin holders or on their website.Tags: Chris Abayasinghe, North Dining Hall, notre dame campus dining, siriusXMlast_img read more

Modernized account processing & digital services help drive membership growth

first_img 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUES member Ronaldo Hardy, CEO of $30 million/3,200-member Shell Geismar Federal Credit Union, Geismar, La.,  and his management team were acutely aware of the changes the credit union needed to make to excel in the current financial environment and to attract and retain members, especially millennials.Branch traffic had been waning as members adopted new ways of conducting financial transactions, and the credit union needed to serve those members’ needs or risk losing them. Because not everyone can get to the branches when they are open, online and mobile applications were becoming the choice of more and more members, including millennials, who are a key demographic for the credit union.CUnify, a real-time account processing system with integrated digital solutions, proved the right combination because it makes web banking easy for members and offers responses in less time than ever. The credit union cited the member-centric relational database and automated processing as major factors in its selection of CUnify. continue reading »last_img read more

Lyon chief fires warning to Houssem Aouar over Arsenal transfer

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 24 Sep 2020 11:22 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.4kShares Comment Aouar has been linked with Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas warned Houssem Aouar not to get his hopes up over a move to Arsenal, insisting they don’t have the funds to get the deal over the line. Aouar is thought to be one of Mikel Arteta’s top summer targets as he looks to bolster his Arsenal midfield. Lyon are demanding £54million for the 22-year-old, however, which could prove to be a stumbling block. Arsenal are desperately trying to trim down their squad to raise funds to bring new recruits to the club but time is running out before the end of the transfer window. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAnd Aulas publicly suggested that Aouar should be preparing to remain at Lyon this season.Asked if Aouar will stay at Lyon, Aulas replied: ‘Financially, Arsenal are like everyone else (in a tricky spot). Lyon chief fires warning to Houssem Aouar over Arsenal transfer Arteta is keen to add to his squad (Picture: Getty)‘And Houssem could say to himself that the best thing would be to stay with us.’Arsenal are not thought to be the only club interested in landing the Frenchman.It’s been reported that a mystery Champions League club reached out to express their interest in signing the central midfielder.Juventus and Bayern Munich are among the clubs who have been linked with him in the past.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more