Guardiola backs Walker to win England recall

first_imgKyle Walker is facing a fight to keep his starting place for Manchester City and England but Pep Guardiola believes it will bring out the best in him.The 29-year-old was surprisingly left out for the friendlies with Bulgaria and Kosovo in September with Gareth Southgate opting for Trent Alexander-Arnold, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Kieran Trippier in his 25-man squad.Walker has started the season well, impressing in City’s opening three matches and Guardiola says that if he maintains his form he will win back his place for the national team. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream “He is incredibly strong and he will be back,” Guardiola told a news conference ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Brighton.“He is back because he played really well in this beginning of the season; and try to understand Wan-Bissaka, Alexander-Arnold, are incredible full-backs too. So it’s the same, he has to continue performing well to come back to the national team.“When he is stable in the mind, he knows exactly what he has to do, always perform well. And he’s consistent, always to be an average defensively seven, eight, seven, eight all the time so that is what we have to work on with him.”Walker has been the first-choice right-back at the Etihad Stadium for the past two seasons but faces fresh competition from Cancelo, who joined from Juventus in the summer for €28 million and Brazilian defender Danilo.Kyle Walker graphicSummer signing Joao Cancelo will also put him under pressure for a starting spot at the Premier League champions after the international break, with Guardiola holding him back until now after he missed the majority of pre-season.The Portuguese international has so far played only 90 seconds for his new club, but Guardiola says he will be ready to step up when the fixture list intensifies in September.”When we come back after the international break, with Norwich, then travel to Ukraine, then three days later we have another game here and then the cup, that’s the start of the real season,” Guardiola said.”Joao, we’re delighted with what we’ve seen but he arrived late and he wasn’t in pre-season. There are many things Kyle knows completely and Joao is starting to understand what to do. Maybe tomorrow, maybe after the international break. He needs to be ready and when he is, he will play.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Romance Travel at Wyndham Grand Rio Mar

first_imgWritten By: Brian Postle, Director of Romance, Wyndham Grand Rio Mar  The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa in Puerto Rico continues to expand its offerings. In addition to the recent multi-million-dollar guestroom renovation, the resort continues to enhance its guest experience options with its New All-Inclusive Offer! Guests that stay 4 nights or longer enjoy a hassle-free vacation and value through the resorts All-Inclusive Program where breakfast, lunch, dinner, beverages and more are included. Five hundred magnificent acres with spectacular ocean, rainforest and lush tropical views serve as backdrops to 400 newly renovated guestrooms and suites and exclusive renovated 48,000 square foot Oceanfront Conference Center; and improvements to all public and recreational areas inspired by Puerto Rico’s rich cultural heritage. Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa provides an exceptional tropical getaway for clients from booking to checkout. The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar is a haven for fun, sun and forging memorable experiences. From sun worshiping on a mile stretch of golden beach to sea turtle nesting encounters, there is much to explore and experience at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa – and since Puerto Rico is a US Commonwealth, no passports or visas are required for US citizens. Essential amenities of the resort remain an attractive feature to guests, including the property’s Greg Norman river golf course, Tom and George Fazio’s oceanfront golf course, two beachfront swimming pools, a 7,000-squarefoot casino, multiple lounges and entertainment venues, and much more. DINE & PLAY IN PARADISE 10 on-site restaurants and lounges provide a world tour of flavors, with ocean views and impeccable island service. Between meals, indulge your gaming fantasies at Rio Mar Casino OUR UPSCALE AMENITIES INCLUDE Rio Mar CasinoAirport Shuttle ($)Complimentary Wi-Fi (excluding Meeting Rooms)Concierge (Lobby & Poolside)Gift Shop, Golf & Tennis Pro Shops ($)24-Hour Front DeskChild Care Services ($)Express Check-in/Check-outPoolside and Oceanfront Cabanas ($)2 Oceanfront Pools – Adult Pool & Activity Pool with Waterslide & Children’s Wading PoolOceanfront Poolside Bar2 Hot Tubs ON-SITE RECREATION3 & 5-Mile Jogging RoutesTwo (2) 18-hole Championship Golf CoursesGolf Driving RangeTennis Complex-11 Har-Tru Courts, 2 Layered Hard CourtsSea Turtle Nesting (seasonal)Dive-in Movie NightsSnorkeling & Scuba Diving (nearby)Kids ActivitiesCultural & Nature ToursWEDDING, MEETING & EVENT SERVICESProfessional Event PlanningCustom CateringDedicated Wedding Team48,000 Sq. Ft. Ocean Front Conference CenterOver 60,000 Sq. Ft of Outdoor Venue Options MANDARA SPA IN PUERTO RICO Wyndham Grand Rio Mar is home to Mandara Spa, a 7,000-ft. facility dedicated to the utmost in Balinese-inspired relaxation techniques Choose from a restorative menu of spa services, including facials, massages, rituals and wraps using indigenous island ingredients. We also offer steam rooms, a full-service hair and nail salon and complete fitness center.last_img read more

Loblaw says it ordered 25 Tesla electric trucks wants fully electric fleet

MONTREAL — Loblaw Companies Ltd. says it is among the first purchasers of Tesla’s new electric truck.Canada’s largest supermarket chain (TSX:L) says it has pre-ordered 25 of the vehicles called the Tesla Semi.“It’s part of our commitment to electrify our fleet,” spokeswoman Catherine Thomas said.Earlier this month, Loblaw committed to have a fully electric fleet as part of the company’s commitment to reduce its carbon footprint by 2030.That would involve adding 350 zero-emission vehicles and more than 2,500 trailers to the fleet.The Ontario-based grocer said removing diesel from its transport trucks and refrigerated trailers could reduce more than 94,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually, the equivalent of removing more than 20,000 cars from the road.By 2030, Loblaw expects to have reduced emissions from electricity use by 35 per cent, transportation by 25 per cent, and refrigerants by 50 per cent.First deliveries of the Tesla trucks are expected in 2019.No price for the trucks was provided, but reservations for the Tesla Semi cost US$5,000 per truck.Wal-Mart says it has also pre-ordered 15 vehicles, including 10 for its Canadian routes.“We have a long history of testing new technology — including alternative-fuel trucks — and we are excited to be among the first to pilot this new heavy-duty electric vehicle,” Wal-Mart spokesman Ryan Curell wrote in an email.“We believe we can learn how this technology performs within our supply chain, as well as how it could help us meet some of our long-term sustainability goals, such as lowering emissions.”Tesla declined to identify any other Canadian buyers for the truck that it says can go from zero to 100 kph in five seconds without a trailer, compared to 15 seconds for a comparable diesel truck.It says the Tesla Semi requires no shifting for smooth acceleration and its brakes recover 98 per cent of kinetic energy to the battery.“Overall, the Semi is more responsive, covers more miles than a diesel truck in the same amount of time, and more safely integrates with passenger car traffic,” it said on the company’s website.Tesla says that a fully loaded Semi consumes less than two kilowatt-hours of energy per mile and has a range of about 800 kilometres. That could save owners at least US$200,000 in fuel costs over 1.6 million km.The Canadian Press read more