Car workers to take their demonstration to Europe

first_imgCar workers to take their demonstration to EuropeOn 23 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Vauxhall workers in Luton planned to demonstrate on Saturdayagainst General Motor’s decision to cease car production at the plant nextyear. The demonstration was part of a coordinated day of actionacross GM’s European plants. As Personnel Today went to press, unions anticipated 6,000people would turn up, including workers, local residents, MPs and otherrepresentatives from the British car industry. On Thursday, a delegation of Luton workers and theirrepresentatives will be in Zurich to demonstrate during the meeting of GMEurope with the European Works Council Manufacturing Committee. The T&Gbelieves the meeting is to discuss whether GM Europe breached European rules onemployee consultation. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Final consultations for Zero Emissions Zone

first_imgImage Credit: Ceridwen. Licence: CC-BY-2.0. The final consultation period for the Oxford Zero Emissions Zone (ZEZ) launched this past week and remains open until January 17, 2021. Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council are asking residents, businesses, and visitors for their position on a revised ZEZ Pilot proposal, after a similar consultation was paused in March 2020 due to the pandemic. The “Red Zone,” or the ZEZ pilot area, will comprise Bonn Square, Queen Street, Cornmarket, part of Market Street, Ship Street, St Michael’s Street, New Inn Hall Street, and Shoe Lane. The increase in Oxford’s toxic nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels between 2018 and 2019 due to extreme episodes of cold weather emphasizes the need for decisive climate action. Oxford City Council’s ZEZ initiative reacts to the recent findings of its Source Appointment Study that transport sectors are the most significant source of NO2 emissions in the city, accounting for about 68% of total emissions. Under the current plan, non-zero emission vehicles using the zones between 07:00 and 19:00 will be subject to charges. This summer, the charge will go into effect in the “Red Zone.” Discounts have been proposed for residents and business vehicles, as well as Blue Badge holders, for the first years of the ZEZ’s enforcement. The revenue raised by the ZEZ will cover costs of implementation. Any remaining income will be directed toward assisting Oxford residents and businesses with the transition to zero emissions vehicles. Oxford has been billed as the first “true” zero emissions zone in the world. After the ZEZ Pilot, the ZEZ will be widened to cover the entire city center by Spring 2022. The Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council share the aim to make the whole of Oxford a Zero Emissions Zone by 2030, consistent with Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s recent announcement that new cars and vans powered wholly by petrol and diesel will not be sold in the UK from 2030. Although neither council currently has a plan to work with other localities on the implementation of a zero emissions strategy, the Oxford Zero Emissions Zone can serve as an instructive model for cities and counties that wish to take concrete steps toward combatting the climate crisis. While it remains to be seen how the charge on diesel and gas cars will impact tourism, local businesses, and constituents’ daily lives, the ZEZ will certainly improve the living conditions of the Oxford community. In January 2020, a study conducted by the Centre for Cities found that at least 1 in 17 deaths in Oxford is related to air pollution. A report issued by Public Health England in 2014 showed that long term exposure to poor air quality in Oxford could be responsible for 6% of all deaths of people aged 25 and over.last_img read more

Justice Kennedy Retiring, Giving Trump Second SCOTUS Pick

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare 12 Interest groups across the political spectrum are expected to mobilize to support and fight the nomination because it is so likely to push the court to the right.Republicans currently hold a bare 51-49 majority in the Senate, although that includes the ailing Sen. John McCain of Arizona. If Democrats stand united in opposition to Trump’s choice, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky can lose no more than one vote. If the Senate divides 50-50, Vice President Mike Pence could break a tie to confirm the nominee.Regardless of who replaces him, Kennedy’s departure will be a massive change for the high court, where he has been the crucial swing vote for more than a decade. He has sided with the liberal justices on gay rights and abortion rights, as well as some cases involving race, the death penalty and the rights of people detained without charges at the Guantanamo Bay naval base. He has written all the court’s major gay-rights decisions, including the 2015 ruling that declared same-sex marriage is a constitutional right nationwide.He also has been a key vote when conservatives have won major rulings on the outcome of the 2000 presidential election in favor of George W. Bush, gun rights, limiting regulation of campaign money and gutting a key provision of the landmark federal Voting Rights Act.There were no outward signs that Kennedy was getting ready to retire. He had hired his allotment of four law clerks for the term that begins in October and he is planning to spend part of the summer as he typically does, teaching a law school class in Salzburg, Austria.But several former law clerks said that Kennedy, a nominee of President Ronald Reagan, prefers to be replaced by a Republican. Control of the Senate is at stake in the November elections, and if Democrats capture the majority, Trump could find it difficult to get his choice confirmed.Few obstacles seem to stand in the way of confirming Kennedy’s replacement before the court reconvenes in October. Republicans changed the rules during Gorsuch’s confirmation to wipe out the main delaying tactic for Supreme Court nominees, the filibuster, and the need for 60 votes to defeat it.The other two older justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, and Stephen Breyer, 79, are Democratic appointees who would not appear to be going anywhere during a Trump administration if they can help it. IL For www.theindianalawyer.com Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday, giving President Donald Trump the chance to cement conservative control of the high court.The 81-year-old Kennedy said in a statement he is stepping down after more than 30 years on the court. A Republican appointee, he has held the key vote on such high-profile issues as abortion, affirmative action, gay rights, guns, campaign finance and voting rights.Kennedy said he has informed his colleagues and Trump of his plans, and that his retirement will take effect at the end of July.Without him, the court will be split between four liberal justices who were appointed by Democratic presidents and four conservatives who were named by Republicans. Trump’s nominee is likely to give the conservatives a solid majority and will face a Senate process in which Republicans hold the slimmest majority, but Democrats can’t delay confirmation.Trump’s first high court nominee, Justice Neil Gorsuch, was confirmed in April 2017. If past practice is any indication, Trump will name a nominee within weeks, setting in motion a process that could allow confirmation of a new justice by early August. Trump already has a list of 25 candidates — 24 judges and Utah Sen. Mike Lee — from which the White House has previously said he would choose a nominee.Prominent on that list are Judges Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania and William Pryor of Alabama, seriously considered for the seat eventually filled by Justice Neil Gorsuch, and Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who serves on the federal appeals court in Washington, DC.Kavanaugh is a longtime Washington insider, having served as a law clerk to Kennedy and then as a key member of independent counsel Kenneth Starr’s team that produced the report that served as the basis for President Bill Clinton’s impeachment. In October, Kavanaugh dissented when his court ruled that an undocumented teen in federal custody should be able to obtain an abortion immediately.Abortion is likely to be one of the flashpoints in the nomination fight. Kennedy has mainly supported abortion rights in his time on the court, and Trump has made clear he would try to choose justices who want to overturn the landmark abortion rights case of Roe v. Wade. Such a dramatic step may not be immediately likely, but a more conservative court might be more willing to sustain abortion restrictions.last_img read more

2020 was “the year” for many high tech companies

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest 2020 was “the year” for many high tech companies (“170 – Typing” by Hillary, CC BY-SA 2.0)center_img Google+ Pinterest IndianaLocalNews By Jon Zimney – January 1, 2021 0 179 Twitter It’s been a crazy year for businesses in many industries because of the coronavirus pandemic. But, not quite like the tech industry which experts say has seen both immense growth and hard times alike.TechPoint CEO Mike Langellier is an expert on the tech industry in Indiana. He told Inside Indiana Business the main thing that has affected the tech industry in the Hoosier state is the need for companies to take their business dealing almost entirely virtual.“Take the events industry, for example, that just got upended overnight,” he said. “And sports along with it. There are a variety of companies that have leaned into those problems.”He said there are many tech businesses that have popped up in the last year that help these industries figure out how to take their products and services virtual in order to avoid going under in a time where everyone is likely having to do everything online in the name of social distancing.“Companies like Filo, Socio, and Mandolin,” Langellier said. “These are all companies that launched (in 2020) helping companies in the events industry be able to do their events virtually.”He said this boom in virtual events has also led to a boom in the need for cybersecurity. Companies like Infosys, which just set up shop in Indianapolis, have capitalized on that front as they have had to innovate new and better cybersecurity platforms.“We’ve seen lots of growth potential, and disruption, in that space,” he continued. “Experts say we’ve seen five to ten years of digital transformation that has happened in the last few months.”Though many tech companies have been able to profit and grow off the need to go virtual due to the pandemic, the economic woes felt across the board have also been felt in the tech industry as well. Previous articleIndiana senators explore classroom learning loss from pandemicNext articleBerrien County Sheriff’s deputy credited with rescuing woman from burning home Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

On summer break, a poem

first_imgIf you’re an undergraduate or graduate student and have an essay to share about life at Harvard, please email your ideas to Jim Concannon, the Gazette’s news editor, at [email protected] Tucked into the hillocks and vales of Maine, with no pipettes to wield, no newspaper articles to draft, no middle schoolers to teach, I was amid summer vacation at last. My Yankee bones, like New England weather, never seem to linger in one place too long, so when someone says “vacation,” I often think “boredom.”And with sophomore year behind me and my internship a month away, I was deep in the doldrums.But then a friendly phrase of Eliot House Master Doug Melton breezed across my memory. “I think boredom can be a good thing. It makes you figure out what you would do if you could do it.” I thought back over the last semesters and asked myself: When I wanted time, what did I want it for? To read was the answer, and so read I did. I read when I fished; I read things I hadn’t the chance to while pushing electrons around in organic chemistry class. After I totaled my fair share of Waugh and Wodehouse, I decided it was time for a biography, a craving I hadn’t indulged in a very long while — after all, a student’s life was busy enough without looking into someone else — but if I intended to spoil myself, I would spoil myself rotten. Off the shelf came a biography of Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.Holmes shared a wicked habit with me, I soon found out. We were both medically minded and suffering from an incurable love of letters of the worst strain: poetry. Science and literature had always seemed mismatched penchants, but if it was good enough for Holmes, it was good enough for me. I was no stranger to the practice, spoofing Robert Service’s Yukon ballads for fishing trips or “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” for a holiday party freshman year. Apparently, Holmes was no stranger to the practice either. He not only bandaged his anatomical lectures in wit and quips, but also never refused the opportunity to write a commemorative poem, whether for a Harvard Commencement or the opening of a community garden.No more than a week later, I was cruising classes online for the upcoming semester, and I noticed preparations were under way for an important celebration: Harvard’s 375th anniversary. My taste for reading glutted but my mind still bored, I glanced over to the bookshelf, and alighted on the spine of Holmes’ biography. “Well, if he isn’t going to write this up, I suppose I will,” I chuckled to myself, and with that, I began to scratch the pen along the page.Many familiar ghosts of Harvard past could have been conjured in this poem’s composition. But since the setting of my freshman year was Hollis Hall, I thought it best to be true to select the Harvard worthies who haunted the hallowed halls of Hollis (north or south). The less familiar — at least for the present — are examples not only of excellent friendship and scholastic acumen, but also of the diversity that Harvard has welcomed into the fold.The poem highlights a few of the more prominent architectural features of the Yard, as well as some of the men who made it special. Then there are the social monuments, including the nation’s oldest collegiate club, the first constituted Academic Lodge, and the oldest collegiate newspaper — all hallmarks of Harvard’s importance to the history of American higher education. Also important is the history of our final clubs. Then there is the tradition of Harvard’s commitment to athletics, highlighted by our crew team.The last few stanzas touch briskly on the sprawl of Harvard, once confined to the Yard and the Bible, but now straddling both sides of the Charles River and beyond in government, business, medicine, engineering, and many other fields. America grew up (and out) with Harvard.For Harvard’s 375thBy Michael P.H. Stanley ’13When I arrived in Dudley’s townGlad other Cambridge turned me down,With timid step through Johnston Gate,I mused what marvels might await.I scaled the steps of Hollis HallAs Washington’s troops had done before,And fumbling with the dorm-room keyI unlatched my freshman door.On my table some parchment layThe richest thing in this bare roomEager to read what it did say,A list of names, with my name soon.A Thayer here, a Weld or so,An Emerson and Thoreau,Charles Eliot, whom soon I’d meetIn sophomore year on Dunster Street.Then later on the names to seeJohn Updike and Joe KennedyAnd when my fingers turned the page,I fell into a different age.A Wood, Kubiki, and Malik,Villenueva and sons of shaman.The names of servants turned to sheiks,Some surnames of first Brahmins.And later still to dot the pageAnnie, Audrey, Jen, and BriOh yes, this was a varied ageFree to others other than me.I looked to the Yard with eager eyeThanks to Kirkland, free of sties.Although should you ask my guardianMy dorm’s an epicure’s pigpen.And just a stroll down the way fairA figure seated in a chairWho gave his name to this famed YardBut not his face, our John HarvardMany a memorial steeple strivesIn dedication to the livesOf men who gave what was to giveSo by their deaths, our freedoms live.Not for the iron professors insistTo share friendship with their theoriesSome unfound and some now missed,Like Rev. Gomes’s Sparks House teasThere’s a Titanic gift from an iceberg’s buriedA gift to rival Alexander’s.Catacomb stacks we’ve tiptoed, tarriedBelonging to Harry Widener.And countless halls to say each nameFrom and for many of fameBut other monuments here to find,Are those of society and of mind.The Hasty Pudding, a club so sweetSince 1770 has served a treat.Though earlier clubs have starved awayOur final clubs still dine today.Pound and Lake joined as a teamTo erect the first Lodge Academe.And a paper that in Crimson letters,Though oldest, brings news. It has no betters.We’ve fostered minds of acme’s aestheticsAnd strengthened victors of athletics.And for The Game we’ve braved the coldIn tribute to a rivalry old.At drowsy dawn, through brumous mornAlong the Charles swiftly borneThe crewmen flex their forms and hastenBetter than those who rowed for Jason.Straddling the fair Charles we seeSchools that make our UniversityThough separate, we’ve struck down the sinOnce known as inter-disciplineBusiness, Medicine, Government, LawDivinity too I even saw.So many avenues free to takeFor this young man now on the make.Made of cobblestones that pave my soulWith ivy that my heart enfoldsAnd on my lips, a most just causeOne single word, veritas.last_img read more

Wellness Expo promotes comprehensive health

first_imgAnnie Smierciak Students decorate pumpkins and participate in crafting activities at the Wellness Expo.“[McWell] is a center in which students can enhance their well-being, so not just focus on just doing okay, but actually thriving and really flourishing during their time here,” Kelly Hogan, director of the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being, said.Hogan said the purpose the expo itself is to allow students a more accessible way to learn about the resources available at their fingertips. “We have [the expo] every year,” Hogan said. “The purpose of it is to connect students to resources across all of campus for those partners that want to participate, so it’s the departments that actually assist in supporting their well-being.”The annual Wellness Expo may allow students to explore an aspect of campus that is both free of charge and offers healthy ways to deal with stress, Hogan said.Sophomore undergraduate assistant at McWell MacKenzie Isaac said McWell promotes self care. “Saint Liam’s is typically known for two things: the University health services on the first floor and the counseling center on the third floor, but what a lot of people don’t realize is that McWell is kind of the medium that helps you prevent having to go to either of those places,” Isaac said. “It kind of breaks down the stigma that a lot of Notre Dame students have of just relaxing for a bit, practicing self care and talking through certain campus issues with people who are there and willing to listen.”The McDonald Center for Student Well-Being also offers the help of care consultants on the third floor of Saint Liam’s. Annie Eaton, a care consultant available for help on campus, said she can direct students to helpful resources.“We are another layer of support if students have issues that come up, and they are not sure how to navigate them,” she said. “They can come talk with us, and we can help point them in the right direction with who we feel can assist them besides us.”McWell offers students a variety of ways to destress and unwind. Students can book one of their rooms that are prepared specifically for relaxation that can be tailored to their needs, she said. “The great thing about McWell is that it’s an entire experience,” Isaac said. “It’s personalized and catered to your needs, depending on what you need at a given time. There are spaces individualized to you, and collaboration spaces depending on what you need. So I think that students should go to McWell if the hustle and bustle of a high paced school like Notre Dame gets overwhelming sometimes.” “The space is actually driven by the students, for the students,” Hogan said. “When we developed it, and we actually focus grouped them, they told us what they wanted the space to be for their well-being.”Although bringing dogs to campus is certainly a draw for many, there are other reasons students should visit McWell and get involved in their services, sophomore in  Thrive Leadership Program at McWell Hannah Dutler said.“I think this center is really important because a lot of the time we forget about the mental health of the students, and we expect so much of them, especially the freshmen having such a huge transition, to have some people there who are willing to talk to them, to support them really helps with their mental health,” she said.Especially at the start of the year, students believe that having the Wellness Expo can help ease the tension of moving into a new environment, sophomore Morgan Peck said.“Being a college student is hard enough, and I think at Notre Dame the expectations are even higher, so learning how to take care of yourself and excel in that area as well as academically is really important, especially since they have such diverse programs to help support one’s well-being,” Peck said. Tags: health, McWell, wellness, wellness expo The McDonald Center for Student Well-Being at Notre Dame hosted its annual Wellness Expo on Friday afternoon, offering a glimpse of the many services the organization — housed in Saint Liam’s Hall — has to offer. In addition to booths of groups already in the Center for Student Well Being, also referred to as McWell, groups such as the Multicultural Student Programs and Services and LimeBike that support aspects of student well-being on campus also showcased what they have to offer. The expo had activities, including decorating pumpkins and playing with puppies, as well as information about resources students may not be aware of.last_img read more

Vermont Foliage Report: Fall colors close to peak in northern Vermont

first_imgFoliage is reaching peak color this week in sections of the Northeast Kingdom and Lamoille County, and most areas of the state will be displaying multiple stages of colorful foliage over the next several days. State foresters say most sections of Essex, Orleans, Caledonia and Lamoille counties in northeastern and north central Vermont are showing vibrant fall colors that are near or at peak.“At this point we are now seeing – and will see this weekend – peak colors in many areas of the Northeast Kingdom and Lamoille County,” said Orleans and Lamoille County Forester Raymond Toolan. “Good color will be found on pretty much any road from Stowe to Quebec.”With cooler temperatures in the forecast, the foliage progression will continue to accelerate around Vermont over the next several days.  Higher elevations across the state offer excellent opportunities for foliage viewing, and the hillsides are showing brilliant shades of red, orange and yellow.Best Bets: In northern Vermont, suggested routes include Route 100 from Stowe to Newport, Route 58 from Lowell to Orleans, Route 111 around Seymour Lake in Morgan, Route 5A from West Burke to Lake Willoughby in Westmore, Route 108 from Stowe to Cambridge, Route 14 from Greensboro to Newport, and Route 114 from East Burke to Island Pond.Take Route 12 from Montpelier to Morrisville and see peak color along the eastern side of Elmore Mountain.  Look for shades of gold, orange and red along Interstate 89 between Richmond and Randolph, Route 302 between Barre and Groton, Route 100 from Warren to Waterbury Center, Route 14 between Sharon and Williamstown, Route 125 from Hancock to Middlebury and Route 12A from Roxbury to Northfield.Farther south, many higher elevations also have an abundance of bright red foliage, particularly on Route 100 from Hancock to Killington, and Route 4 over Sherburne Pass between Killington and Rutland. Meanwhile, foliage is nearing peak along Route 100 near Ludlow and Route 103 between Mount Holly and Cuttingsville. Foliage is also progressing past mid-stage color on the eastern slopes of the higher elevations of Route 73 between Rochester and Brandon. Also, try Route 12 from Woodstock to Bethel and Route 107 from Stockbridge to Royalton.Strong early color is evident along Route 4 from Rutland to Fair Haven, and Route 22A from Fair Haven to Shoreham.  A good bet for bright mid-stage yellows and oranges is Route 140 from East Wallingford to Middletown Springs.Early and mid-stage color can been seen along the hillsides on Interstate 91 between White River Junction and Brattleboro. Route 5 along the Connecticut River from Norwich to Fairlee is showing a variety of color, as is Route 14 along the White River between Hartford and East Randolph, and Route 100 from Wilmington to Weston.Foliage on the mountain ridges and higher elevation pockets along the spine of the Green Mountains from Middlebury Gap to Danby are also progressing past mid-stage color with plenty of vibrant yellows, oranges and golds. Best bets include Route 7 from Manchester to Rutland and Route 30 from Manchester to Cornwall.  Also, the hillsides and valleys in Bennington County are showing beautiful mid-stage foliage, especially at the higher elevations.  There are several places to enjoy good foliage viewing, including Routes 11 & 30, Route 9, and 7A.The Vermont Hospitality Council advises making advance reservations because the most popular lodgings may fill early on busy weekends. Some innkeepers may require a minimum two-night stay, especially on busy weekends.  Vermont tourism officials encourage visitors to take advantage of midweek specials during the foliage season as part of the statewide “Midweek Peek” promotion. Deals range from discounted lodging to free Vermont products. For details, visit www.VermontVacation.com/midweek(link is external).Also available on the website are several tools for planning a Vermont Fall Foliage tour:Fall Foliage ForecasterLodging Availability Forecaster20 Scenic DrivesFall Travel Tips For more information, visit www.VermontVacation.com/fall(link is external)Source: Vermont Tourism Dept. 9.29.2009last_img read more

7 quotes on the importance of the member experience

first_imgWithout members, you’d have nothing. Your members are by far your greatest asset. Here are 7 quotes on the importance of the customer experience.“There is only one boss-the customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.” – Sam Walton“Courteous treatment will make a customer a walking advertisement.” – J.C. Penney“We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.” – Jeff Bezos“Know what your customers want most and what your company does best. Focus on where those two meet.” – Kevin Stirtz“Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you.” – Mark Cuban“Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business.” – Zig Ziglar“Get closer than ever to your customers. So close that you tell them what they need well before they realize it themselves.” – Steve Jobs 42SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

Men should take June to get healthy

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion As we prepare to celebrate Father’s Day, I encourage all men to recognize the importance of seeking preventative, timely and appropriate medical care. Let all of us — men and women — remain mindful important role preventative medical care, daily exercise, a balanced diet and refraining from smoking can have in our lives and the lives of our loved ones.Ladies, this June, which is Men’s Health Month, encourage the men in your life to eat healthy, exercise daily and visit the doctor for regular checkups. Are you ready to man-up and schedule a doctor’s appointment this June?If you don’t have health insurance, the Cancer Services Program of Fulton, Montgomery and Schenectady Counties (CSP) may be able to assist you with some of these annual screenings. CSP provides free mammograms and pap tests to eligible women 40 and older, and colon cancer screenings to eligible men and women 50 and older. For more information, please call 518- 841-3726.Suzanne HagadornAmsterdamThe writer is health education and promotion coordinator for CSP Fulton, Montgomery andSchenectady.More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesBroadalbin-Perth’s Tomlinson seizing the day by competing in cross country and golf this fallEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Many health conditions can be prevented or detected early with regular checkups from your healthcare provider. Regular screenings may include blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, prostate health and more. Did you know that women are 100 percent more likely than men to visit a doctor for annual exams? Recognizing and preventing men’s health problems isn’t just a man’s issue. Because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters, men’s health is truly a family issue.last_img read more

Vardy treble stuns Man City as Leicester run riot

first_imgFor the first time, in his 686th game as a manager with City, Bayern Munich and Barcelona, a Guardiola team conceded five goals .”I think the problem was we put an extra pressure on ourselves to score the second one and the third one,” Guardiola said.”Leicester didn’t want to play, just defend and counter-attack. In that position we have to be more calm.”It was the first time City had conceded five goals in a home league game since 2003 against Arsenal — a devastating setback after their win at Wolves in their Premier League opener last Monday.”Anxious…we are not creating chances, we are not creating chances, we got nervous, and after, we give away three penalties. When you give away three penalties you cannot win,” Guardiola said.City looked even worse at the back than last season despite the signing of Bournemouth center-back Ake.Amid reports City could be about to sign Benfica centre-half Ruben Dias, Guardiola could have been forgiven for rushing to seal the deal once the final whistle blew.While it is too early to write off City’s title hopes, they will need to improve significantly if they are overhaul champions Liverpool.”Of course it’s hard, but still it’s the second game in the Premier League,” Guardiola said.”We have to try to see what you have to do to avoid it next time. This is my job. Of course I feel bad for the guys, for the club. We have to analyze and improve.”Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers added: “I think to beat Manchester City you’ve got to run like hell, that’s the first thing.”We showed our quality, played the system very well, and it was an absolutely brilliant result and performance for us.” Rattled City City were ahead in the fourth minute when James Justin could only half clear Kevin De Bruyne’s corner and Mahrez smashed a superb strike into top corner from wide on the right-hand side of the Leicester area.But after dominating the first half, City were rocked in the 37th minute.Harvey Barnes’ precise pass played Vardy in behind Walker and the City defender made a panicked tug on the Leicester striker that sent him tumbling.Vardy picked himself up to drill the penalty high into the roof of the net. He showcased his predatory instincts again in the 54th minute.Making a clever run to meet Timothy Castagne’s low cross at the near-post, Vardy flicked the ball past Ederson with his trailing foot.Garcia’s push gave Leicester another penalty in the 58th minute.Once again Vardy was ice cool from the spot as he completed just the third treble against a Guardiola team.Maddison came off the bench to compound City’s misery with his 25-yard curler into the top corner in the 77th minute.Ake headed City’s second in the 84th minute, but Benjamin Mendy fouled Maddison four minutes later and Tielemens made Leicester the first team in Premier League history to score three penalties in one game.Topics : Kyle Walker’s foul on Vardy led to a penalty that the striker converted  before the break.Vardy struck again with a fine finish in the second half and netted another spot-kick after being fouled by Eric Garcia.James Maddison’s brilliant strike added Leicester’s fourth before Nathan Ake scored his first City goal.Youri Tielemans’ penalty made it five, sealing Leicester’s third successive victory and leaving City bruised after their most embarrassing league defeat under Guardiola since a 4-0 loss at Everton in 2017.center_img Pep Guardiola admitted Manchester City lost their composure as Jamie Vardy hit a hat-trick in Leicester’s stunning 5-2 win at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.Guardiola’s side went ahead after just four minutes thanks to Riyad Mahrez’s thunderous strike.But that was as good as it got for City as Vardy tore Guardiola’s creaky defence to pieces with his pace and movement.last_img read more