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Pep locks stars in dressing room for hour-long inquest after defeat

first_imgPEP GUARDIOLA claims Manchester City played well in their 2-0 defeat at Spurs – despite not appearing from the away changing room for 45 MINUTES after the final whistle.A debut goal from Steven Bergwijn set Tottenham on their way to victory, with Son Heung-Min bagging a second at their new stadium.1 Pep Guardiola stayed in the dressing for 45 mins after losing 2-0 to Spurs but insists his team did wellCredit: Getty ImagesMan City missed a penalty in the first half and were reduced to ten men in the second when Oleksandr Zinchenko picked up another yellow for tactical fouling.Despite dominating possession and having far more shots, City never really looked like getting the better of Jose Mourinho’s men.However, Guardiola claims his team played well during the defeat.That’s despite the Spaniard locking his players in the away changing room for 45 minutes after the final whistle before emerging to face the press.According to the Manchester Evening News, Guardiola could even face a Premier League fine due to his tardiness.But the tactician refused to criticise his players publicly, telling BBC Match of the Day: “I have no regrets about the performance.“We lost a football match. Of course we had a lot of chances. At the end of the day you have to take it.“In the second half we started well and created chances to score and didn’t do that.”Most Read In SportTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidSpeaking to Sky Sports, Guardiola added: “We played well but lost the game. It happened again. They had two shots and scored two goals.“We have to accept and analyse it. It is not easy. We did really well, honestly.“With this performance, how should I be critical? This performance would be an incredible mistake to say how bad they are. We created chances and conceded few.”last_img read more

Fannie Mae Stays Bullish Looking at 2017

first_img Fannie Mae feels comfortable that it will grow at 2 percent, as predicted, this year, even in the face of a potential rate hike. That’s according to the GSE’s March Economic Developments report, released Wednesday.Overall, Fannie stated, Federal Reserve officials’ remarks suggest that employment and inflation environments have recently evolved in a way that supports a rate hike.“Even without more clarity on fiscal policy, the Fed appears ready to continue monetary normalization this month,” the report stated. “Meanwhile, the Fed’s favored measure of inflation—the Personal Consumption Expenditures deflator—jumped 0.4 percent in January from the prior month and 1.9 percent from last January, the strongest annual rise since October 2012 and just one-tenth below the Fed’s target.”Excluding food and energy items, the report continued, core inflation was relatively stable, rising 1.7 percent from a year ago for the fifth time in six months.Despite its somewhat bullish hopes for this year, Fannie reported that Q1 growth numbers for the GDP will likely be behind Q4 numbers, which would make Q1 the fourth consecutive time that growth has decelerated to start the new year. Fannie revised it’s original 1.9 percent annualized GDP growth predictions to 1.6 percent, due mainly to a drop in consumer spending in January. However, Fannie stated, despite signs of a marked slowdown this quarter (about half a percent), consumer spending should continue to drive growth this year, supported by improving labor market conditions. “The February jobs report showed back-to-back strong job gains, with nonfarm employment rising 235,000 on the heels of modest revisions to the prior two months,” the report stated. “The three-month average job gain climbed to more than 200,000, the best showing since last September, and annual growth in earnings rebounded to 2.8 percent, just below the expansion high of 2.9 percent seen at the end of last year.”Residential construction payrolls also posted a solid gain, extending a string of at least 18,000 jobs added per month since last November, the report stated. The household survey showed the unemployment rate edged down to 4.7 percent despite a large jump in the labor force, and the unemployment rate fell two-tenths to 9.2 percent.“According to the Fed’s Financial Accounts of the U.S., household and nonprofit organization net worth—the value of assets minus liabilities—increased $2 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2016 to a record high of $92.8 trillion, boosted by gains in both housing and stocks,” Fannie reported. “Notably, net worth as a share of disposable income rose to 650 percent, also a record high.” in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Fannie Mae Stays Bullish Looking at 2017 Sharecenter_img March 15, 2017 591 Views Fannie Mae GSE market 2017-03-15 Staff Writerlast_img read more