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first_imgGuardiola thinks Paris Saint-Germain’s world-record £198 million signing of Neymar from Barcelona last August set the bar for the current transfer market.“We have spent a lot of money, I’m not denying it,” he said. “The problem is we had to spend a lot to change the oldest squad in the Premier League. That doesn’t happen in one transfer window. We needed more time.“Normally we try to be stable with the wages of the players because I think it is good for the team and stability of the club.“It’s £50 million today but years ago it was £20 million. In the past, what the club did, was at that price. Maybe in the future more clubs will spend more than £100 million on one player, like some teams already have. I think the prices next summer will be higher than this winter.”City remain stretched in attack, with Sergio Aguero their only fit senior centre forward as Gabriel Jesus continues to recover from knee ligament damage.Guardiola, though, has no intention of trying to sign another out-and-out striker, saying Raheem Sterling can move in from the wing if needed, as he did when City won 2-1 at Manchester United in December.“We have the two strikers and we do not need another one in that position,” the City boss explained. “Other players can play there in different circumstances. To buy a striker who can only play there: that is not going to happen.“Raheem can play there. He did at Old Trafford and in the United States in pre-season.“He showed me that he can handle that pressure without problems. He’s more of a winger, a No 10, but we are not going to buy a striker.”Share on: WhatsApp City pulls out of Sanchez deal, Man. United waitManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola has suggested Manchester City gave up on trying to sign Alexis Sanchez because of the player’s high wage demands.Sanchez looked set to leave Arsenal for the Etihad Stadium until Premier League leaders City ended their pursuit on Monday, leaving the way clear for second-placed Manchester United to move in.The Chile forward has agreed a four-and-a-half year contract at Old Trafford, worth a reported basic weekly wage of £365,000 ($506,000, 414,000 euros) with image rights and bonuses taking that above £500,000.City’s highest-earning players, by comparison, are on around £220,000 a week, and Guardiola did not feel that offering a significantly higher wage to a new signing would benefit the squad as a whole.It is understood the City manager was also unsure about bringing in Sanchez, whom he worked with at Barcelona, mid-season; having failed to secure a deal last August he would have preferred to wait until the summer, when the player’s Arsenal contract was set to expire.“In my time at Barcelona, my time at Bayern Munich and now here, I never pushed the club to say I want those players when the club believes and says that the price is too much,” Guardiola said Friday.“I respect that decision and I move forward to look for another solution because the stability of the club is the most important thing.”– ‘Spent a lot of money’ –Guardiola, whose table-toppers play Newcastle on Saturday, has spent heavily in reshaping City’s squad since his arrival from Bayern in July 2016.Last summer alone, he spent more than £200 million on five players, with around £120 million of that going on three full-backs, in Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Danilo.City’s Premier League rivals have also been willing to pay significant sums for high-quality players, though, with Liverpool buying centre-back Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for £75 million earlier this month, and Manchester United paying £89 million for Paul Pogba at the start of last season.last_img read more


first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by United Way of Thurston CountyOn October 25 and 26, 2018, United Way of Thurston County will offer Results-Based Accountability (RBA) Training to program partners. RBA is part of the new framework United Way of Thurston County is implementing for all service providers applying for UWTC funding. United Way will provide lunch both days. There is no charge to attend for agencies applying for United Way funding. We recommend this training for executive and development staff.Results-Based Accountability is a disciplined way of thinking and acting to improve entrenched and complex social problems. Communities use it to improve the lives of children, youth, families, adults and by organizations to improve the effectiveness of their programs.RBA uses a data-driven, decision-making process to help communities and organizations get beyond talking about problems to taking action to solve problems. RBA starts with ends and works backward, towards means. The “end” or difference you are trying to make looks slightly different if you are working on a broad community level or are focusing on your specific program or organization.The population versus performance distinction is what separates RBA from all other frameworks. It is important to understand because it determines who is responsible for what. Population accountability organizes our work with co-equal partners to promote community well-being. In contrast, Performance Accountability organizes our work to have the greatest impact on our customers. What we do for our customers is our contribution to community impact.WHO: United Way of Thurston CountyWHAT: Results-Based Accountability TrainingWHEN: October 25 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. & October 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.WHERE: First United Methodist Church, 1224 Legion Way SE, Olympia WA 98501WHY: RBA is part of the new framework United Way of Thurston County is implementing for all service providers applying for UWTC funding.RESERVE A SPOT:https://commerce.ayt360.org/Compass360WebPortals/eCommerce/org=unitedway-thurston.org/request=eventTicketing/eventId=C5BC9BD2-55AD-4A47-AAA9-35B8387CFA8CFOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Paul Larsen, Director of Community Impact, 360-943-2773 ext. 113, [email protected]last_img read more


first_imgNew Delhi: A Delhi court Monday extended by four days the ED’s custodial interrogation of Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, in the money laundering case related to a bank loan fraud.Special Judge Sanjay Garg, who accepted the ED’s demand for custodial interrogation of Puri. The Enforcement Directorate had arrested Puri on August 20 in a money laundering case arising out of the bank loan fraud case. It had sought eight more days of Ratul’s custody, saying that the trail of money was yet to be found and the proceeds of crime needed to be identified. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’There is another money laundering case connected with VVIP chopper (AugustaWestland) scam in which the Delhi High Court last Tuesday dismissed his anticipatory bail plea, saying his custodial interrogation was “required for an effective investigation”. Puri was arrested under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in the bank fraud related case last Monday night after he appeared before the central probe agency here in the chopper scam case after it slapped a fresh criminal case against him and others, taking cognisance of a CBI FIR. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe latest PMLA case emerged from a CBI FIR of August 17, where Ratul Puri, his father Deepak Puri, mother Nita (Nath’s sister) and others were booked in connection with a Rs 354 crore bank fraud case filed by the Central Bank of India. The CBI had carried out multiple searches in pursuance of this FIR on last Sunday. The Puri family, other individuals like Sanjay Jain and Vineet Sharma were booked by the CBI for alleged criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery and corruption. Ratul Puri was booked in this case in his capacity as executive director of Moser Baer India Limited (MBIL), a firm promoted by his father Deepak Puri. The company is involved in the manufacture of optical storage media like compact discs, DVDs, solid state storage devices. Ratul Puri had resigned from the post of executive director in 2012, while his parents continue to be on the board, the bank had said in a statement and compliant to the CBI. Moser Baer was taking loans from various banks since 2009 and went for debt restructuring a number of times, the bank had alleged in the complaint.last_img read more

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