Pep was the reason I joined City – Mendy

first_imgTransfers Guardiola played ‘great role’ in Manchester City move – Mendy Robin Bairner Last updated 2 years ago 19:07 24/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) HD Benjamin Mendy Getty Transfers Manchester City Manchester City v Crystal Palace Crystal Palace Premier League The 23-year-old defender has set his sights high this season, targeting glory on every front over the coming year Benjamin Mendy has admitted that Pep Guardiola had a huge bearing on his decision to move to Manchester City in the summer.The France international left-back swapped Monaco for the Etihad Stadium in July, becoming the world’s most expensive defender when he moved for a fee of £52 million.Man City 9/1 to win Champions League Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing He has made a promising start to life in the Premier League and is delighted to have the chance to work with the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss.“I wanted to taste football abroad and leave with my head held high, and Guardiola played a great role in my decision,” he told TF1’s ‘Telefoot’.“We talked frankly about football and philosophy, and he is a continuation of the excellent coaches I have had. I am proud of the start I’ve had to my career.”The 23-year-old has set his sights high in the game, targeting glory on a personal, club and international level.“Can I become the best left-back in the world? Why not?” he said. “There is a long way to go, but with work anything is possible. It’s not completely crazy. “The objective for this season? Win two or three titles with Manchester City; We have one of the best projects in Europe and we want to continue writing the history of this club. “France are going to qualify for the World Cup and we can win it, I believe so. We have good young players and experienced players.”He also spoke about former team-mate Kylian Mbappe, who reportedly snubbed Manchester City to sign for Paris Saint-Germain.“It was a personal choice. The best thing is that he feels good and I know he good he feels, so that’s great for him,” he said.last_img read more

Ottawa announces 189M to extend employment insurance for seasonal workers

first_imgESCUMINAC, N.B. – Seasonal workers in certain areas of the country will get up to five more weeks of employment insurance benefits under a $189 million pilot project announced Monday by Ottawa.Jean-Yves Duclos, the minister of Families, Children and Social Development, made the announcement at a fisheries plant in Escuminac, N.B., as other Liberals touted the project in Atlantic Canada and in Quebec.An estimated 51,500 workers — in parts of Atlantic Canada, Quebec and Yukon — will benefit from the extra weeks of employment insurance.“We know that some seasonal workers have long struggled to find sufficient hours of work to qualify for enough EI benefits to carry them through the off-season,” said Duclos.“Economic diversification and economic development are key to finding long-term solutions to help seasonal workers, but our government also understands that this is a pressing issue that requires short-term actions.”Duclos said up to five more weeks will be provided to eligible workers in seasonal industries in 13 regions who start a benefit period between Aug. 5, 2018 and May 30 2020.Those economic regions include eastern and western Nova Scotia, Madawaska–Charlotte in New Brunswick, central Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador, excluding St. John’s, N.L.“This means families will have more support to help them go through the winter. Today’s announcement will also help close the income gap and help give individuals and families the support they need when they need it most,” said Duclos.The Liberals currently hold every seat in Atlantic Canada and the lone Yukon seat, and hope to make gains in Quebec in a federal election scheduled for October 2019.The government said it was targeting areas with higher proportions of seasonal claimants to the total labour force and higher than average employment insurance unemployment rates in 2017.The federal government said it would also provide up to $41 million over two years to all provinces and territories through labour market development agreements to provide skills training, wage subsidies and employment supports for workers in seasonal industries.Ottawa said the funding was part of a budget commitment to provide $230 million to help workers in seasonal industries.—A list of economic regions included in Monday’s announcement:1. Bas-Saint-Laurent–Côte-Nord2. Central Québec3. Charlottetown4. Chicoutimi-Jonquiere5. Eastern Nova Scotia6. Gaspesie–Iles-de-la-Madeleine7. Madawaska–Charlotte8. Newfoundland and Labrador (excludes capital city)9. North Western Québec10. Prince Edward Island11. Restigouche–Albert12. Western Nova Scotia13. Yukon (excludes capital city)last_img read more