Guardiola compares Premier League title race to Nadal Federer Djokovic

first_imgPep Guardiola reckons Manchester City, Liverpool and other English clubs push themselves to greater heights in a similar manner to some renown tennis greatsCity lead the Premier League table on 35 points without defeat after 13 games following Saturday’s 4-0 thrashing at West Ham.However, Liverpool are keeping up in the title battle with their 3-0 win over Watford retaining their two-point gap to City.Despite losing their first league game of the season at Tottenham on Saturday, Chelsea are also in the mix.“It’s similar with [Rafael] Nadal, [Roger] Federer and [Novak] Djokovic, no?” said Guardiola, according to BeSoccer.“They push one to be better than the other one because they know.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“We need it in sport, as athletes. They [the City players] know. I didn’t tell them, but they know how strong Liverpool are.“They know that we can’t drop points because if we do Liverpool are going to win the league.“I can say Liverpool or Chelsea and Tottenham are the same in this moment. Arsenal as well.“To compete we need good opponents close and this season we have it, here and in Europe.”City will next face Lyon in a Champions League Group F match on Tuesday with kick-off set for 21:00 (CET).last_img read more

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Canadian travel to US up year over year and a banner year

first_imgDomestic overnight travel is expected to grow by 2.9% this year, with slightly lower growth of 2.3% anticipated for 2018.Overnight visits from the U.S. are expected to expand by 2.7% this year and another 2.7% increase is forecast for next year. Canadian travel to U.S. up year over year, and a banner year for inbound Overnight visits to and within Canada are expected to have increased by 3.1% this year, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s latest Travel Markets Outlook for both national and metropolitan cities. More modest but still healthy growth of 2.5% is forecast for 2018. Wednesday, December 20, 2017 This was a record for the month of October and the sixth consecutive October of increased travel during the month by Canadian residents to overseas countries, according to StatsCan. Québec CityWhile tourism activity in Québec City was partly overshadowed by Montréal’s 375th birthday celebrations this year, overnight visits to the city increased by a healthy 3.1% this year. Further growth of 2.7% expected for 2018.More news:  Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochure OttawaPleasure travel to the nation’s capital received a solid boost from activities related the 150th anniversary of Confederation. In total, overnight visits to Ottawa-Gatineau are projected to have risen by 5.5% in 2017. While the projections are much more modest for 2018, the volume of overnight visitors should remain elevated, thanks in part to new facilities and the exposure created by the 150th anniversary events, says Hermus. According to the latest numbers from Statistics Canada, on a year-to-date basis travel by Canadians to the U.S. was up 2% from January to October 2017, compared with the same period last year. Car travel by Canadians to the United States was mostly unchanged (-0.1%) from September, but was up slightly (+0.7%) compared with October 2016. Cross-border car travel from Ontario and B.C. were up 1.5% and 2% respectively compared with October 2016, and together these two provinces accounted for more than 75% of all trips to the U.S. by car. There was also a 9.5% increase in the number of overnight plane trips by Canadian residents to the U.S. from January to October, compared to the same period last year. VancouverOvernight visits to Vancouver are forecast to have increased by 3% this year, fuelled by large sporting events and 150th anniversary celebrations. With strong growth from Asian markets, overnight visits are forecast to grow by 3.4% next year. Meanwhile travel from Canada to overseas countries was almost unchanged in October 2017 versus September 2017, at (-0.1%), but up 6.8% compared with October 2016. Share MontréalBuoyed by the many festivals and events celebrating Montréal’s 375th birthday, overall overnight travel will increase by 5.1% this year, second only to Ottawa. Coming off such a strong year, it is not surprising that growth expectations are more modest next year. Still, annual growth of 2.2% or higher is anticipated over the next five years. “The hundreds of events organized in communities across the country to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday attracted visitors from both near and far, and contributed to a banner year for tourism in 2017,” said Greg Hermus, Associate Director for The Conference Board of Canada’s Canadian Tourism Research Institute. Posted by Overseas visits to Canada are expected to grow by 7.1% this year and are slated to reach 6.2% in 2018. This year, the biggest increase (45.1%) will come from Mexico thanks to a number of factors, including Canada’s decision to lift its visa requirement, an increase in direct air capacity between the two countries, and Donald Trump’s perceived disparaging statements toward Mexico, says Hermus. Next year, travel from China should be stimulated by the Canada-China Year of Tourism, which was initiated to boost tourism flows in both directions.last_img read more

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