MANCHESTER, England (AP):Pep Guardiola and Manchester City have long been considered a likely match: football’s most admired coach and a club with massive spending power seeking to become the dominant force in Europe.It’s been four years in the making, but finally, they’ll be united.City announced yesterday that Guardiola will take over as manager on a three-year contract starting next season, furthering the English team’s goal to be a global superpower.Guardiola will replace Manuel Pellegrini, who – minutes before City’s announcement – ended a pre-game news conference by saying that he would be leaving the club at the end of the season.The news was sudden but not unexpected.Guardiola announced in December that he would be leaving Bayern Munich at the end of this season after three years in charge when he enhanced his status as football’s most sought-after coach. Then, last month, he said that his next job would be in the English Premier League.City was always his most likely destination. Backed by Abu Dhabi cash since 2008, the club has been transformed into the most successful in England of recent times, winning two league titles and two cup competitions since 2011 and assembling an all-star squad including players like Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Yaya Toure, and Kevin De Bruyne.”In recent weeks, (City) has commenced and finalised contractual negotiations with Pep Guardiola to become head coach for the 2016-17 EPL season onwards,” City said in a short statement. “These negotiations were a re-commencement of discussions that were curtailed in 2012.”That was the year Guardiola quit Barcelona, after winning 14 trophies in four years as coach, and took a 12-month sabbatical. During his time off, he agreed to join Bayern for the start of the 2013-14 season and has gone on to win back-to-back German league titles, the German Cup, and both the Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup.
A lone gunman robbed a security guard attached to the Advance Security Services on Monday, relieving him of his mobile phone and a sum of cash.Security officer Jairam Singh, 65, was riding his bicycle along Church Street, Georgetown when the perpetrator rode past him and made a sudden stop in his path.The perpetrator then whipped out a handgun from his pants waist, pointed it at Singh, and ordered him to hand over his valuables. The scared security guard was relieved of his phone and close to $5000 which he had in his pockets before the perpetrator made good his escape.The matter was reported to the Police, and an investigation has been launched.
Grande Prairie RCMP and Grande Prairie Fire Department have determined the fire at Eagle Manor Apartments on November 29th, was intentionally set.A coordinated investigation by the two departments included a scene examination which was completed on Thursday December 3rd. Further collaboration thereafter by Police and Fire Departments resulted in this determination.The fire started early in the morning on November 29th and there were no injuries to residents or emergency personnel. Significant damage was incurred at the complex on the City’s east side and it has been secured.- Advertisement -The Fire Department responded with 35 personnel on site, equipped with four major apparatus. The Sexsmith Fire Department was brought on board through the mutual aid agreement with five fire fighters and a ladder truck.
RelatedShould airlines offer women-only toilets?Should airlines offer women-only toilets?Skyscanner reveals travellers becoming more tolerant of children, despite first class baby banSkyscanner reveals travellers becoming more tolerant of children, despite first class baby banBA and Virgin Atlantic give boost to British airlines in Skyscanner pollBA and Virgin Atlantic give boost to British airlines in Skyscanner poll Plans by one airline to add women-only toilets to its flights have split opinion in half according to the latest poll run by flight site Skyscanner.The poll asked whether travellers agreed with All Nippon Airway’s latest move to introduce dedicated women-only loos to most of its planes. The airline, which offers flights to Paris, Frankfurt and London as well as dozens of long haul routes, says that it introduced the women-only toilets following requests from its passengers.46% of voters agreed with the move saying that all airlines should do the same. However, 51% disapproved of the idea. Over 900 people voted in the Skyscanner poll which seems to have polarised the sexes.The move by ANA has sparked controversy because many men feel that they will be getting a raw deal. With fewer toilets to choose from when flying, men may have to queue for longer on flights that offer women-only WCs.Barry Smith, Skyscanner Co-founder and Development Director said:“Women-only lavs are great for the girls, but the problem is that most planes would not be adding extra toilets, instead they would convert a uni-sex toilet into a ladies-only loo. This is bad news for the boys as it’s likely to mean more queuing.”Comments from some of the respondents illustrated the split in opinion:“We need women-only toilets because men make so much mess” said one voter.But another countered: “If they introduce women-only loos, then they should introduce men-only loos too. Women take ages.”The onboard commode conundrum joins the other great toilet debate that has been at the heart of a long running row between men and women ever since the water closet was invented: should the toilet seat be left up or down?Cheap flights carrier Ryanair caused controversy last year when it joked that it might start charging people to use its toilets.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map