Guardiola: Decision is up to Sane

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola is hopeful last season’s treble winners can add another centre back before the new season starts while also admitting that he hopes to see Leroy Sane remain with the club.The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager addressed speculation surrounding the future of the German winger, who has been linked with Bayern Munich for a majority of the summer.Former Germany star Lothar Matthaus says that he believes Sane can be the new face of Bayern Munich, while Guardiola has already stated that he thinks Sane’s career would best be served by staying at City and is hoping to keep hold of the winger if possible. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks 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? “We want him to stay. Hopefully he can stay this season and another one and another one, that’s why we offered him a new contract,” Guardiola said.”I want him. He has special qualities, we play wingers and we need specific wingers. But it is his decision, it’s the same as what happened with [Jadon] Sancho. We want him, we are giving everything, but in the end, if he doesn’t want, what can you do? Nothing.”City have made two signings this off-season with Spanish midfielder Rodri joining for a club-record £63 million and full-back Angelino returning to the club from PSV Eindhoven.Last season’s Premier League champions are set to face Wolves on Saturday in China for the Premier League Asia Trophy.Manchester City took down West Ham United by a 4-1 scoreline to book their place in the finale of the pre-season tournament while Wolves cruised past Newcastle 4-0 in their semi-final. The Citizens are in the market for a new defender after club captain Vincent Kompany departed the Etihad following 11 seasons at the club.Kompany, who had been with City since 2008, has returned to his boyhood club Anderlecht as the Belgian side’s new player-manager.City has been linked with Leicester City’s Harry Maguire, as has Manchester United, and while Guardiola refused to discuss the England international specifically, he acknowledges that they are looking at transfer targets.”We will see,” Guardiola said when asked if City needed to replace Kompany. “But yeah, we are looking for some names.”At the same time, we have three centre-backs who can play there and we have two young players in the second team who can help us.”We shall see if the market is possible and if the club believes we can spend that money. But if they don’t, we shan’t spend it.”last_img read more

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Cochin Shipyard Hands Over PSV ‘Sea Tortuga’

first_imgzoom Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) recently delivered a high end Platform Support Vessel, “Sea Tortuga” bearing the Hull No. BY-091, to M/s. PSV Holding Inc., Liberia. This is the third of series of four (4) Nos. of similar vessels being built for the same client.The Protocol documents of the ship were signed by Shri Ravikumar Roddam, Director (Finance) on behalf of Cochin Shipyard and Mr. Avtar Singh Ahluwalia on behalf of M/s. PSV Holding Inc., Shri P Vinayakumar, Director (Technical) and other senior officials from CSL were present.These vessels are of PSV 05L CD type, designed by Vard Group AS, Norway, and are classed under the Rules and Regulations of Det Norske Veritas (DNV). These vessels are being used as supporting platforms to Rigs/ Oil platforms. This 82.2 x 17.00 x 7.60 meter vessel is a high end diesel electric PSV equipped with four 1200 KW Diesel Generator sets and two 1600 KW input power azimuth thrusters. The vessel has been assigned the ‘CLEAN DESIGN’ notation by DNV signifying the highest levels of environmental compliance.This is the third ship built by CSL to be integrated with ballast water treatment plant to prevent and ultimately eliminate risks to the environment arising from the transfer of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens. The vessel with accommodation for 28 persons also meets the requirements of COMF class signifying high comfort levels and very low levels of noise and vibration. The vessel also has fire fighting capability to meet FIRE FIGHTER-1 Notation. The Vessel with notation OILREC can also act as an oil recovery vessel in event of an oil spill. LFL notation assigned means the vessel can carry Low Flash Liquids like methanol on specially inserted stainless steel tanks. These features make ‘Sea Tortuga’ a high technology state of the art Platform Supply Vessel.Cochin Shipyard, February 10, 2014last_img read more

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Akashi appreciates efforts to achieve national reconciliation

Ambassador Yasushi Akashi, Representative of the Government of Japan on Peace- building, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, has appreciated the efforts of the new Government to achieve national reconciliation.He said this when he met the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Harsha de Silva in Japan, the Foreign Ministry said today. During the visit, the Deputy Minister also had bilateral discussion with his counterpart Hitoshi Kikawada, Parliamentary vice Minister for Foreign Affairs.They exchanged views on areas of mutual interest including trade, investment, development cooperation, maritime security and defense cooperation between the two countries. The Deputy Minister also met with Takayuki Ueda, Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan. In response, Ambassador Akashi appreciated the efforts of the new Government to achieve national reconciliation and stated that that the Government of Japan would extend its fullest support to Sri Lanka in the reconciliation process. Dr. Harsha de Silva briefed Akashi on the measures being taken by the Government of Sri Lanka on the reconciliation process. Madam Yuko Obuchi, Secretary General of Japan-Sri Lanka Parliamentary League also called on the Deputy Minister during the visit and they discussed on the areas of mutual interest.The Deputy Minister also met with Hideaki Domichi, Senior Vice President of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Satoshi Shimomura, Executive Vice President, and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and Norihiro Kono, President of Japan Information Technology Services Industry Association (JISA) and briefed on the favorable investment climate in Sri Lanka and invited foreign direct investments. Deputy Minister also attended the meeting arranged by Haruo Tanabe, Managing Director of Hitachi Corporation. The discussion was focused on advancing the Metro transportation and connectivity in the country. The Company highlighted the possibility of introducing Japanese Technology in the areas of Transportation, Communication and Power Systems and their willingness to enhance the cooperation with Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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