By Dialogo May 07, 2009 Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola is anticipating a classic Champions League final when his side take on Manchester United in Rome later this month. Guardiola will spend the next three weeks studying videos of United’s recent performances, including last year’s semi-final victory over Barca, in an attempt to finesse his tactics for the final. But he vowed there would be no fundamental change from the approach that has seen his side score 147 goals in all competitions this season. “We won’t change our approach, which is take the ball, move the ball and try to create chances. “Manchester is the reigning champion and they are unbelievable team with a coach with huge experience. But we are Barcelona. “I think it is going to be a nice final because we are going to attack we going to score goals and they know that.” Wednesday’s win, which followed Saturday’s 6-2 thrashing of Real Madrid, has left Guardiola on the brink of a Spanish League/Champions League double in his first season in charge at the club he served as a stylish midfielder. “I did not expect so many good results in my first season,” Guardiola admitted. “But we are where we are and now have to try and close out the league and think ahead to three weeks time and the final in Rome.” Guardiola was as happy for match-winner Iniesta as he was distraught for Daniel Alves and Eric Abidal, who will both miss the final as a result of the yellow and red cards they received here. “I’m very happy for Iniesta. He is a player who represents what Barca stands. He gets a lot of stick for not scoring enough goals but hopefully that will stop now because he has scored one of the most important in the club’s history.” Guardiola added: “Daniel and Eric are happy we went through but it is tough for them because they will miss the final. “I spoke to Daniel before the match and told him that he had to control his emotions or he would not be in the final. “But when he plays he puts all his emotion on the field and sometimes it is tough to control himself.” France left-back Abidal was dismissed for what appeared to be a professional foul on Nicolas Anelka, but television replays suggested that the defender had not made contact with his compatriot. Nevertheless, Abidal will be suspended for the final and Guardiola will be without both his first-choice fullbacks, as well as one of his regular centrebacks, Rafael Marquez.
Maurizio Sarri sad to see old club Napoli exit Europa League at the hands of Arsenal Chelsea scored four first half goals but were second best in the second half (Picture: Getty)‘As usual in the last two months we started very badly in the second half and we need a solution. I can try without going into the dressing room at half-time if that’ll solve the problem.‘It’s not easy to understand. It is a big problem. At the end of the first half we thought we had qualified. I told them to start with the same application in the second half but we didn’t. They scored from 18 metres without being opposed, twice.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterFriday 19 Apr 2019 6:24 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link898Shares Comment Advertisement The Italian has been denied a reunion with his former team in the final (Picture: Getty)Maurizio Sarri admits he is disappointed that Chelsea can no longer meet his former club Napoli in the final of the Europa League after the Italians were knocked out by Arsenal.The west Londoners had a dramatic night at Stamford Bridge, holding off a fightback from Slavia Prague to progress 5-3 on aggregate, though Arsenal’s progress was rather more serene in Naples.A solitary goal from Alexandre Lacazette was enough to seal their progress, though Sarri would much rather have faced his old club should Chelsea overcome Frankfurt in the semi-final. Arsenal eased past Napoli with a 3-0 aggregate win (Picture: Getty)‘I’m not happy that Napoli are out because, if the final is Chelsea v Napoli, I’m sure at the end of the match I’d be really happy,’ the Italian explained after the game.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘This time I don’t want to play the final; I want to win the final.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘To win the competition it’ll be very difficult. Eintracht are a great team with a wonderful striker in Luka Jovic.’Chelsea conceded two quick-fire goals straight after the restart on Thursday night as Petr Sevcik gave the visitors a way back into the match, and Sarri joked he may need to change his half-time team talks – or scrap them altogether! Advertisement
APTN National NewsJustice Minister Peter MacKay agreed to meet with the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women after he was confronted on Parliament Hill with demands for a public inquiry.A life jacket-clad MacKay was standing next to a mascot in the form of a red lifejacket alongside a group of children all wearing identical life jackets when his photo opportunity was interrupted by a woman with a message.MacKay eventually agreed to meet with the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women.Video by APTN video-journalist John Cooke.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Over 2000 unemployed, liquidators make them redundant Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, 24 Sept 2015 – Court-appointed Joint Provisional Liquidators for Baha Mar KRyS-Global (Bahamas) and UK-based AlixPartners today delivered good news to more than 2,000 Baha Mar employees – they have secured funding to pay salaries and employee benefits.The news came in the form of a letter addressed to staffers of several Baha Mar-related companies, including those working for Baha Mar Ltd., Baha Mar Land Holdings Ltd., Cable Beach Resorts Ltd., Baha Mar Enterprises Ltd., BMP Three Ltd., Baha Mar Properties Ltd. and BMP Golf Ltd.According to Edmund Rahming of KRyS-Global and Alastair Beveridge and Nick Cropper of AlixPartners, consistent efforts that began with their appointment on September 4 have resulted in funding that will cover all salaries and benefits from the time of that appointment.“This will mean that for the payroll due to be paid this week, employees who are paid on a monthly payroll cycle will receive payment for the period 4 September to 30 September 2015, a period of 27 days; and employees paid on a bi-weekly payroll cycle will receive payment due in respect of the two week period 7 September to 20 September 2015,” they said.The Joint Provisional Liquidators also assured employees that they intend to meet all employee benefits, including pension entitlements, accruing from the date of their appointment onwards and they will be taking steps to ensure that existing medical insurance coverage is maintained.Employee benefits which have accrued but are unpaid in relation to the period prior to 4 September 2015 will remain outstanding until additional funding can be secured.As previously advised, employees of Meliá Nassau Beach Hotel will continue to be paid their salary and benefits in the ordinary course of business.“The Provisional Liquidators appreciate that this is a difficult time for all employees,” the letter said. “Please be assured that the Provisional Liquidators are continuing their efforts to work with key stakeholders in order to identify the most appropriate way forward.” Related Items:baha mar, liquidator Recommended for you Statement On Baha Mar By The Bahamas Attorney General And Minister Of Legal Affairs Baha Mar liquidators dismiss over 2,000
Ohio would have $5 million to invest in infrastructure at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and other installations in the state, under an earmark included in a budget bill under consideration by the Ohio House.The earmark would create an Ohio Military Facilities Commission which would be responsible for positioning the state’s installation to survive a future BRAC round, said House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R), who added the provision to the budget bill.“This is sorely needed, especially when there are fiscal constraints on the federal level to support our military facilities,” said U.S. Rep. Mike Turner (R), reported Dayton Daily News. He said the legislation is urgent because federal rules prohibit states from spending on base infrastructure during a BRAC process.“It is a game that must be completed before BRAC commences and that’s why it’s so important that this be done now,” said Turner, chairman of the House Armed Services’ Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee.Rosenberger announced the legislation at the National Aviation Hall of Fame inside the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson. “At the end of the day, what this comes down to is about securing jobs and securing, really, America’s future because … Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is the pointy spear of our military,” he said.Rosenberger said he would like to double the set aside to $10 million, according to the story. Dan Cohen AUTHOR