Guardiola adamant City are England’s ‘team of the decade’ despite slump

first_imgPep Guardiola thinks high in decade rankingsManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola has insisted Manchester City are English football’s team of the decade, despite his side heading into 2020 some 14 points behind runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool.Statistics appear to prove him right given City have won 13 domestic trophies since 2010, with only Chelsea (nine) within touching distance of that mark.City have clearly benefitted from the financial clout they have enjoyed since being taken over by Abu Dhabi ownership in August 2008.City manager Guardiola reached the peak of his powers when he oversaw an unprecedented treble in the 2018/19 season that saw the club win all three major English trophies — Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup — in the one campaign as well as the Community Shield.Even though their league form has been a disappointment in the first half of the current season, Guardiola is in no doubt City are “the” team of the decade in England.“I think this in the last decade was the best team in terms of points, in terms of goals, in terms of everything, titles even. So congratulate Manchester City for that,” he said.“When we analyse every single day here, what happened day-by-day gives us perspective in what happened in the last 10 seasons, especially when people from Abu Dhabi took over the club and bought good players, interesting managers.”– ‘Huge elephants’ –The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager, who joined City in 2016, added: “I think we did it incredibly well.“People say ‘how was 2019?’ Now people are saying it is a disaster. We won four titles in 2019, so it was an incredible year for us, we enjoyed it a lot.“In some games in this last part of the year we have struggled a bit but it was an incredible year for us. Congratulations for all the people working here.“They were fighting with huge elephants here in England, big, big clubs with the biggest history. For the past decade we were part of them. That is amazing.” Despite their current ‘troubles’, City could still win any, or all, of the three cup competitions in which they are involved and Guardiola expects the club to remain a major player in the English game in the decade ahead.“The big clubs here in England are always looking forward, we are going to try and analyse not just in terms of the squad but as a club how we can do better,” he added.“Hopefully in the next decade this club can be here for more time.”In the short term, Guardiola has long since conceded the race for this season’s Premier League title to Liverpool and admitted they had to “pray” if they were to win a third successive domestic championship.But the Catalan manager, who again ruled out being active in the January transfer window, believes his current squad could still have competed for the title had injuries and, he hinted, VAR not sidelined their bid.“Work harder, play better, and pray,” said Guardiola when asked how City can close the gap to Liverpool.“Liverpool have been incredible, European champions and they have dropped just two points (so far this season), we have to congratulate them.“But there are things we cannot control, we cannot control what a fantastic team like Liverpool have done so far and there are other issues you cannot control. When everyone is fit we can do it.“You (the media) know what they are. You know that.” Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Slaughterhouse To Curtail Operations In Shrewsbury; Meat Processing To Continue

first_imgBy John BurtonUpdate: On March 10 the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed that Catelli Brothers Veal and Lamb requested and received last week a voluntary withdrawal of inspection at its slaughterhouse facility, 696-768 Broad St. Under USDA regulations, inspectors for the department’s Food Safety and Inspection Services are required to be onsite at the slaughterhouse during operating hours.“The last day of slaughter and inspected operations at the facility was Feb. 12,” said John McIntire, USDA spokesman.SHREWSBURY – Catelli Brothers, a veal and lamb supplier and slaughterhouse, will no longer use its Broad Street location as a slaughterhouse.According to the state Department of Agriculture, Catelli Brothers plans to cease using the 696-768 Broad Street location for that use, but will continue to use the site for processing meat.A state department official had no additional information on the company’s plan.Repeated calls over the past week to Anthony Catelli, company president, at his Collingswood facility, and calls to the Broad Street facility, were not returned by press time.But Mayor Donald Burden acknowledged that an area resident had recently said there continues to be activity at the Broad Street site as animals are delivered overnight.That, Burden said, has been a long-standing complaint from residential neighbors.The location also has long been the recipient of the wrath from animal rights groups who regularly stage demonstrations there. One group, NJ Farm Animal Save, has scheduled a demonstration/vigil at the Broad Street location from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13.The Broad Street facility also attracted public attention and a reaction from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in January 2014. At that time the Humane Society of the United States released a video secretly recorded by an employee of the slaughterhouse allegedly showing employees mistreating animals, with critics accusing the operation of violating federal law in its treatment of animals.In response to the video, the U.S. Department of Agriculture withdrew its inspectors, who are required to be on site while the slaughterhouse is operating, and closed the location for five days.USDA representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment.“This was a facility that was notorious for animal cruelty,” said Paul Shapiro, vice president of farm animal protection for the humane society. “It was a horror show. Animals that were too sick to even stand or walk to their own death were being forced into the slaughter plant to be killed, sometimes in wheelbarrows or in other devises or dragged in,” he recalled of the video.On its website, Catelli Brothers stated “At all times, our objective is to ensure the animals’ well being, from time on veal farms through transportation to harvest and processing…” and its Shrewsbury facility was designed using guidelines established by Temple Grandin, an authority on humane animal handling.The Catelli Brothers have been in business since 1981. In 2010 the company merged with Delimax USA to form the Fontelli Food Group, one of the largest veal and lamb organizations in North America.The Catelli Brothers have operated the Shrewsbury location for approximately 21 years. Prior to that, it had been Marx Bros., which according to some sources had been operating a slaughterhouse there since at least the 1940s.At that time Shrewsbury was a largely rural, farming community, where such a business would have been more in keeping with the surroundings than in its current iteration as the business district of a suburban area, Burden noted.last_img read more

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Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

first_imgKerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is here to give his monthly fishing report. So read and enjoy.Kootenay Lake Again, inconsistent weather made it hard to get out there.  But, when we did we had some good days on the river.  Healthy Rainbows averaging two to five pounds were being caught.  Fly-fishing with streamers seemed to work pretty well, as well as bottom fishing with bait. The fishing remained slow for the month of March, however we did hook into some big fish.  Mostly Bull Trout, but there was the odd Rainbow caught that was of size. We didn’t spend as much time out there as we normally do.  Probably due to the inconsistent weather that March brought us. The ice has finally thawed and the lake is fishing well.  A nice alternative to fishing Kootenay Lake is a trip up to Duncan.  Lots of Bull Trout being caught daily up to 12 pounds lately. In summary, it looks like the warmer weather will create some of our best fishing coming up.  So, Let’s Go Fishing……………………  Tight lines……………………….  Kerry Reed Reel Adventures Sportfishing 250-505-4963 www.reeladventuresfishing.com Some exciting days left on the Duncan.  Looking forward to the next few weeks. But our most successful lures have been:  Lyman plugs # 16, 73, 98, & 135.  Also using our favorite bucktail flies have produced a few good fish.  Lucky numbers for the flies have been:  210, 215, 228, 234. But now that the weather has started to show signs of spring, we are getting out more often.  Maybe the warmer temperatures will trigger the fish’s eating habits.  Since the beginning of the warm weather, we have had a few Rainbows up to 10 pounds, so hope the trend continues and the fish get bigger.center_img That’s the million-dollar question.  Since most of the fish haven’t been feeding much anyways, we are trying everything in the box. The beginning of April saw the one-week opening of Kokanee fishing in the west arm.  It was a welcome addition to our fishery.  Not a huge crowd of boats out there, but the regular crews seemed to do well.  Most people catching their limit within the first hour or two.  Looking forward to the May opening, as these fish should be even bigger.  What are they biting on?? As the weather warms up, we should see some fantastic fishing.  Looking forward to spring finally showing up.   Duncan Lake: We have been noticing a lot more small Rainbows showing up now as the weather warms.  So, hopefully the big ones follow suit.  Columbia River: Our most productive depths have been 25 – 65 feet. Favorite lures on Duncan have been Lyman plugs in all colors.  As well as coyote spoons and flasher/hoochie combo. By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures ChartersMarch is done and April is in full stride. So there’s plenty of time this year to hook a big one on Kootenay Lake.last_img read more

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QPR v Birmingham line-ups: Duo make full debuts, Blues injuries

first_imgIdrissa Sylla and Ariel Borysiuk make their first league starts for QPR in the game against Birmingham at Loftus Road.Striker Sylla, who played against Sunderland in the EFL Cup in midweek, keeps his place in the starting line-up.He is supported by Tjaronn Chery in the number 10 role, with Sebastian Polter among the Rangers substitutes.Borysiuk gets his chance to impress in midfield and there are also starting places for Massimo Luongo and  youngster Olamide Shodipo.Birmingham are without former Brentford striker Clayton Donaldson, who has an Achilles injury, while Robert Tesche has an ankle problem.Adam Legzdins deputises in goal for Tomasz Kuszczak, who is out with a groin injury.QPR: Smithies, Onuoha, Caulker, Hall, Bidwell, Cousins, Borysiuk, Luongo, Shodipo, Chery, Sylla.Subs: Ingram, Lynch, Washington, Polter, Wszolek, Henry, El Khayati.Birmingham: Legzdins, Spector, Morrison, Shotton, Grounds, Kieftenbeld, Gleeson, Davis, Adams, Maghoma, Jutkiewicz.Subs: Trueman, Robinson, Cotterill, Wiggins, Brown, Stewart, Storer. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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OKGo’s Latest: GPS iPhone Art

first_imgThere are some bands and artists that just seem to get the Web. They push out viral videos and digital art projects like it’s their job. (These days, it is their job.) OK Go is one of those bands. OK Go, as we previously wrote, are “among the masters of the YouTube platform.” Now the band has taken it a step further with a project that uses an iPhone app to track a user’s GPS coordinates in real-time and plot them out on a map. The band has asked its fans to “be part of [its] global GPS art project” by using the app, taking pictures and video, and submitting it for compilation into “one big celebratory video.”The project started in January when OK Go “took to the streets of Los Angeles with OK Go to host an 8-mile-long musical parade” in which the band drew “a giant city sized drawing of the letters ‘OK Go’ on the streets of LA.” Now it’s your turn, the band says:Just download the free app and plan a journey through your city. You can walk, drive, cycle or skate. Take a friend or two and draw out something awesome. Spell out a word or name, write a message to someone, draw your spirit animal or just take a more creative route to work.Take pictures or video while you do it. Then share the GPS image of your route and the footage with us. Then OK Go will compile the GPS drawings and the best moments of making them into one big celebratory video.The app is available for the iPhone, but if you don’t have one yourself, just find a friend. All you need is one phone to draw the map. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Tags:#New Media#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… mike melanson 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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10 days agoMan City, Barcelona watching PSG starlet Edouard Michut

first_imgMan City, Barcelona watching PSG starlet Edouard Michutby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveParis Saint-Germain’s U17 starlet Edouard Michut is attracting Premier League interest.Sky Sports says City are keen on Michut ahead of the January market.The 16-year-old attacking midfielder – a France youth international – is also being tracked by Barcelona. Michut is seen as a play-maker and has been likened in profile to PSG star Marco Veratti. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Predicting The Future Head Coaches Of College Football’s Best Programs

first_imgHead coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes shakes hands with head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: (L-R) Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes shakes hands with head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide prior to the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)We’ve transitioned from the college football offseason into the college football preseason. Soon, the actual season will be here. That’ll go quickly and, before you know it, it’ll be the offseason again.  Nick SabanHow much longer will Saban be at Alabama? Who will replace him?And what comes in the offseason?Coaching moves. Some will be fired, some will be hired. Some will leave their current job for better ones. Nothing lasts forever in college football, so even if you think your current program is set for the foreseeable future, there’s probably a decent chance that you’re wrong. Even the best in the sport have to deal with coaching moves once a decade or so. Who do you think is the next head coach of your college football program?We’ve made our guesses here, predicting the future head coaches of college football’s top programs. Start With Nebraska ??? >>> Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16last_img read more

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Chronology of events in the case of serialkiller nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer

first_imgHere is a chronology of the events in the Elizabeth Wettlaufer case, based on police information, court documents and public obituaries.– June 25, 2007 – Dec. 31, 2007: Wettlaufer injected 87-year-old Clotilde Adriano with insulin at the Caressant Care long-term-care home in Woodstock, Ont., committing what police called an aggravated assault. Adriano died on July 30, 2008, at the age of 88. Police said her death is not attributed to Wettlaufer. Adriano was a widowed mother of two and grandmother to five.– June 25, 2007 – Dec. 31, 2007: Wettlaufer injected Albina Demedeiros with insulin at Caressant Care, committing what police have called an aggravated assault. Demedeiros died in hospital on Feb. 25, 2010, her 91st birthday. Police said her death was not attributed to Wettlaufer. Demedeiros was predeceased by nine of her 10 siblings, including victim Clotilde Adriano.– Aug. 11, 2007: Wettlaufer used insulin to murder James (Jim) Silcox at the Caressant Care home. The 84-year-old was a Second World War veteran of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps. He was a married father of six.– Dec. 22, 2007 – Dec. 23, 2007: Wettlaufer killed Maurice (Moe) Granat with insulin at the Caressant Care home. The 84-year-old father of two was a longtime mechanic and automotive body man in Tillsonburg, Ont.– Jan. 1, 2008 – Dec. 31, 2009: Wettlaufer injected Caressant Care resident Michael Priddle, 63, with insulin ”with intent to murder.” Priddle died at the home at the age of 64, with his family by his side, at an undisclosed date. Police have said his death is not attributed to Wettlaufer. Priddle was survived by his wife of 41 years as well as two children.– Sept. 1, 2008 – Dec. 31, 2008: Wettlaufer injected Caressant Care resident Wayne Hedges with insulin ”with intent to murder.” The 57-year-old Hedges died at the long-term care home on Jan. 24., 2009. Police say his death is not attributed to Wettlaufer. Hedges was survived by his parents and two siblings and predeceased by a brother.– Oct. 13, 2011 – Oct. 14, 2011: Wettlaufer killed 87-year-old Gladys Millard with insulin at the Caressant Care home. Millard, a widowed mother of two, was originally from Nova Scotia. She was a longtime member of Knox Presbyterian Church and a member of the Rose Rebekah Lodge in Woodstock.– Oct. 25, 2011 – Oct. 26, 2011: Wettlaufer murdered 95-year-old Helen Matheson with insulin at the Caressant Care home. Matheson, a widowed mother of two sons, was a longtime United Church member in Innerkip, Ont.– Nov. 6, 2011 – Nov. 7 , 2011: Wettlaufer used insulin to murder 96-year-old Mary Zurawinski at the Caressant Care home.– July 13, 2013 – July 14, 2013: Wettlaufer murdered 90-year-old Helen Young with insulin at the Caressant Care home.– March 22, 2014 – March 28, 2014: Wettlaufer murdered 79-year-old Maureen Pickering at Caressant Care with insulin. The widow was a former native of Tillsonburg, Ont.– Aug. 23, 2014 – Aug. 31, 2014: Wettlaufer used insulin to kill 75-year-old Arpad Horvath. He lived at a Meadow Park facility in London, Ont. The married father of two was the owner of Central Tool and Die of London and active in the local Hungarian club.– Sept. 1, 2015 – Sept. 30, 2015: Wettlaufer injected 77-year-old Sandra Towler with insulin ”with intent to murder” at the Telfer Place retirement home in Paris, Ont.– Aug. 1, 2016 – Aug. 30, 2016: Wettlaufer injected 68-year-old Beverly Bertram with insulin ”with intent to murder” while the woman was living at a private residence in Ingersol, Ont.– Oct. 25, 2016 – Wettlaufer is charged with eight counts of first-degree murder.– Jan. 13, 2017 – Wettlaufer is charged with four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault.– June 1, 2017 – Wettlaufer pleaded guilty to all charges she faced.– June 5, 2018 – A public inquiry examining the circumstances that allowed Wettlaufer to kill patients in her care begins.– July 31, 2019 – The inquiry says systemic failures in long-term care allowed Wettlaufer to carry out her crimes without raising suspicion. It calls for fundamental changes to prevent such tragedies in the future.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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WestJet pilots union to also represent Swoop pilots says arbitrator

first_imgCALGARY – A federal arbitrator has ruled that WestJet’s unionized pilots will also fly its new ultra-discount carrier Swoop that’s set to launch next week.Capt. Rob McFadyen, chairman of WestJet’s Air Line Pilots Association, says the decision means the airline can no longer outsource Swoop flying, a major disagreement in recent negotiations.Swoop will recognize the union as the exclusive bargaining agent for all Swoop pilots, who will be on the airline’s one seniority list and fly aircraft at Swoop terms and conditions.WestJet and the union will now make a joint application to the Canada Industrial Relations Board to amend pilots association’s bargaining certificate to include Swoop flying.The parties also agreed that WestJet and Swoop are common employers.The two sides scheduled mediation/arbitration dates over the summer to address all remaining issues.The threat of a strike by pilots was averted two weeks ago when the airline and union agreed to a settlement process and, if necessary, to use final and binding arbitration.WestJet CEO Ed Sims said it recognizes and respects the interim order that WestJet pilots should be able to operate Swoop aircraft.The Air Line Pilots Association is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents more than 60,000 pilots at 34 airlines in the United States and Canada, including about 1,500 WestJet pilots and approximately 500 at WestJet Encore.Companies in this story: (TSX:WJA)last_img read more

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