MONTE CARLO, Monaco: A wide range of proposals aimed at changing the way track and field’s world governing body, the IAAF, operates was overwhelmingly passed yesterday at a special congress with 95 per cent of the member federations voting in favour of a constitutional reform. The move, which the sport’s most recognisable name – Jamaican sprinting legend Usain Bolt, described as ‘bold’ but necessary, were presented by IAAF president Sebastian Coe in a Time for Change document crafted to move the scandal-hit organisation away from its badly tainted reputation and recover trust and credibility. Coe’s plan included operational changes such as a limit on the presidential tenure, greater gender balance and influence to athletes, an independent anti-doping management system, increased commercial value and a wider distribution of power. The constitutional changes will be delivered in two stages, January 1, 2017 and January 1, 2019. One hundred and eighty-two members voted in favour of the proposals, with 10 voting in the other direction, in a development that Coe described as an important moment in the history of the sport. Bolt, who was one day earlier announced for the sixth time as the Male Athlete of the Year after his triple gold-medal performance at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, gave the thumbs up to the package, which he believes will help to regain credibility in a sport that was last year rocked by doping and corruption scandals. “I think this will also help the sport and people will feel more comfortable and also trust the sport. So I definitely feel the moves he is making are bold but strong,” Bolt said ahead of the Congress. “I notice that Seb Coe is trying to make track and field more transparent and ensure that no one person is fully in control, so for me, that’s a big move, that’s a bold move for him as the IAAF president,” said Bolt. The IAAF was last year embroiled in a massive corruption scandal which led to former president Lamine Diack and his son, Pappa Massata Diack, being investigated for money-laundering and other charges by French investigators. Widespread doping and cover-up conspiracies were also uncovered, with an independent World Anti-Doping Agency pointing to an organisation that ignored widespread doping for financial gain. “We must protect out sport. We must put in place the structures that will keep our sport and athletes safe on and off the field of play, in and out of the stadium. It is bad enough that any of this happened once, but it cannot happen a second time; not on our watch and not on anyone else’s watch. We have to step up and ensure that the walls are never too high again and that checks and balances are in place and working,” Coe said. The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), which has supported Coe from the onset, surprisingly did not register a vote. The JAAA is represented here by newly returned president Dr Warren Blake and General Secretary Garth Gayle. Senegal officials did not vote, as a mark of solidarity with Senegalese Diack. The IAAF yesterday also announced a new partnership with Japanese sports-good manufacturers Asics, which has replaced Adidas as kit sponsors. Adidas, which was in the latter stages of an 11-year contract with the IAAF, announced on Friday that it was cutting its deal short, noting that it would remain committed to the sport but pay more attention to individual athletes. The IAAF deal will represent Asics’ most prominent sponsorship in its history. MASSIVE CORRUPTION
As the Guyana Police Force intensifies its search and recovery efforts for illegal weapons, seven men were arrested over the weekend for possession of unlicensed guns and ammunition.The pistol and magazine recovered in Bagotstown, East Bank DemeraraThis is as the Anti-Crime Unit, while on patrol around 23:30h on Saturday, apprehended six men at a shop at the junction of Norton Street, Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara (EBD), one of whom was carrying an illegal .32 pistol, complete with magazine.The men, said to be between the ages of 18 and 39, were all arrested and taken into custody where they remain, assisting with the ongoing investigations.Meanwhile, just hours later, ranks, acting on information received, conducted a search on a Bourda, Georgetown residence around 04:30h on Sunday. During the operation, the officers recovered an unlicensed .32 pistol along with three matching rounds of ammunition.The gun and ammunition recovered in Bourda, GeorgetownAccording to Police reports, at the time of the raid, the 28-year-old suspect had the weapon hidden under his pillow. He was also taken into custody and was assisting Police ranks with their investigations.
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One Letterkenny priest believes the final vote on the ‘Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill’ which goes before the Dáil today is one that will open the flood gates to abortion.Fr Eamonn McLaughlinFather Eamonn McLaughlin, a priest at St Eunan’s Cathedral, said examples from around the world substantiate his belief.These are his words in a statement which he has sent to Donegal Daily. “No Country or State has ever managed, no matter how well intentioned, to restrict limited abortion legislation, especially on grounds of suicide. For example, the Therapeutic Abortion Act in California was enacted in 1967 on the strict grounds ‘where the mother was a danger to herself.’ Within 3 years the number of abortions in the state had risen from 518 to over 63,000,” he said.Fr. McLaughlin said that Lord Steel who is often described as the architect of Britain’s liberal abortion laws has said the Irish Government would be making a mistake if it goes ahead with plans to legislate for termination on the grounds of a threat of suicide.“In 1968 there were 22,332 abortions in England and Wales; by 1972 the number was 108,000. Today, in Britain, one in every five pregnancies ends in abortion. In 2011, in the UK, there were over 200,000 abortions,” Fr. McLaughlin claimed.He agreed with a group of psychiatrists who spoke out in support of Lucinda Creighton, saying that her request to remove suicide as grounds for an abortion, and to provide instead a ‘care pathway,’ for women seeking an abortion because they are suicidal. The Letterkenny based priest said, that if this bill was about saving women’s lives, no one would be against it. “Under existing law, every woman is entitled to life-saving medical treatment. This Bill allows for abortion on a threat of suicide. That’s not good medicine. Abortion doesn’t prevent suicide. It stops the heartbeat of a living child and may well increase the mental health risks to the woman,” he said.One of the aspects that most disturbs Fr. McLaughlin about the bill is the time period associated with abortions: “Perhaps the most disturbing part of this Bill is that it has no time limits for the ‘suicide threat’ abortions. A child at 21/23 weeks, fully formed but not mature, can be aborted even when his/her mother is not ill. For a child closer to viability, the State’s ‘concession’ is another few days in the womb before delivery. This is crazy. The child may face brain damage, blindness or even death.”The priest believes that the Bill seeks to overturn the current medical practise, which has, according to the UN, out of 171 Countries, made us a world leader in protecting women during pregnancy.Fr. McLaughlin envisages the introduction of abortion into our hospitals.Fr. McLaughlin urges the Taoiseach and all the TDs elected to Dáil Éireann, especially those from Donegal, to make the correct decision this Wednesday. “Sixty thousand people plus gathered in Dublin on Saturday last, asking them to not to abandon a mother and her child at this defining moment in the history of our country. The life of both mother and child is protected by our Constitution that unequivocally states: ‘The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right. (40.3.3)’ The Taoiseach said that his Book is the Constitution. It is also our Book,” he said. He said that he hoped that TDs would not abandon their Catholic family by voting for this Bill: “Alan Shatter said on Saturday that Lucinda Creighton is part of the Fine Gael family and that he hoped that she would not abandon that family by voting against the Bill. Offering no return to colleagues who vote against the Bill, Enda Kenny excommunicates them forever. We hope that our Catholic TD’s will not abandon their Catholic family by voting for this Bill and thereby excommunicating themselves.”The priest said that as Christians we do not stand in judgement. “As Christians we do not stand in judgement. We leave that to God. Our message is a message of hope and love, even if we do not always humanly live up to this. Women in pregnancy deserve every care and support from us Christians. “To women who are worried about pregnancy and who are thinking of abortion,” Fr Eamonn stated, “I say to those women, in the words of REM, ‘Everybody hurts sometime,’ hold on, please hold on. Please don’t go through with it. Please allow us to help you and to walk with you. There are some great people out there to help you, at CURA, Women Hurt, Silent No More and Rachel’s Vineyard. Please don’t panic. Don’t be afraid. Your pregnancy is not an illness, or a shame, or a disgrace. It is ok to be pregnant. The child needs you to be its mother. Your child has a right to life. This is the first and most basic of all human rights, the right to live. That same message of love and care goes out also to women who have, for whatever reason and in whatever circumstance, had an abortion or to anyone who may have had a hand in an abortion.” “God’s mercy”, he says, “is especially for you. None of us will ever stop being a child of God.”He urged local TDs to vote against this Bill: “To our TDs Dinny Mc Ginley, Thomas Pringle, Pearse Doherty, Padraig Mac Lochlainn and Joe Mc Hugh, who is from my own home area, I ask you to please vote against this Bill. Please do not bring our country down the road of abortions. Please do not legalise the death in the womb of our future artists, leaders, teachers, brothers, sisters and so on. The choice is now yours. It is time to be silent no more and to shout out a resounding yes to every human life, just as yes was shouted for you to be born.” Fr Eamonn recalled how, at the time of the children’s referendum, the FG poster campaign read that ‘Every Child Matters,’ and that during his outburst at the Vatican over the Cloyne Report, Enda Kenny categorically stated that the Government was ‘set to embark on a course of action to ensure the State is doing all it can to safeguard our children… to protect the Sacred Space of childhood and to restore its innocence… The children of this country are, and always will be our most precious possession of all. Safeguarding their integrity and innocence must be a national priority.” Fr Mc Laughlin responded to these claims by saying, “talk is cheap. Show me on Wednesday by your actions Taoiseach. The nation is watching. Children are waiting.” In the words of the great American Statesman, Abraham Lincoln, “My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”* We also welcome statements from the Pro Choice Lobby. DONEGAL PRIEST CLAIMS BILL WILL OPEN FLOODGATES TO ABORTION was last modified: July 10th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Abortion BillFr Eamonn McLaughlin
John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving AFP official booed out of forum It was the end of an unfruitful era for University of the East when former head coach Francis Vicente left.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Taking his place, in an interim basis, is the school’s athletic director Rod Roque who had his first match in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament against Far Eastern University Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Roque, who won eight straight titles as head coach of the UE boys’ volleyball team, said Vicente left the Lady Warriors for “personal reasons.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Coach Francis, I know deep within him why he left,” said Roque in Filipino after their loss to the Lady Tamaraws, 25-20, 25-17, 24-26, 25-22. “He left personally, he just told us that he would be leaving due to ‘personal reasons.’”“When he said that, we didn’t even bother asking why. We respected his decision. When he said that it’s a personal reason that is what we will say to everyone. Let’s not dig into it.” Magnolia earns twice-to-beat, pulls plug on Meralco’s playoff hopes Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Read Next LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Vicente, a multi-titled coach with University of Santo Tomas in the high school division, was UE’s head coach for four years where he compiled a record of 2-45 and those two wins were both against Adamson University.Roque added he wants the Lady Warriors, who fell to a 0-6 hole, to move on from what happened in the past and try to improve on where they are in the UAAP landscape.“I told them ‘we move on’and whatever they experienced in the past let’s just move on,” said Roque. “I won’t change anything under coach Francis’ system because it’s been there for four years.”“What I’ll do is slowly inject my own system. We’ll be correcting our mistakes in the next few days and we will try to improve.”ADVERTISEMENT
IPL trophy COMMENTS 2/2 SHARE SHARE EMAIL Drought: High Court suggests shifting IPL out of Maharashtra IPL 2016 Maharashtra IPL trophy courts and legal null BL14_01_IPL Drought impactApex court says ‘No’ to IPL matches in Maharashtra 1/2 Kings XI Punjab choose Dharamsala as second home venue SHARE Shift IPL matches out of Maharashtra due to drought: BJP BL14_01_IPL BL14_01_IPL RELATED With 13 of the 19 Indian Premier League (IPL) matches moved out of Maharashtra, brands that have invested in the league are likely to press the panic button.The Bombay High Court on Wednesday ordered that the IPL matches be moved out of Maharashtra. The Court took the view following a PIL by NGO Loksatta Movement challenging use of large quantities of water in stadiums at a time when the state was reeling under severe drought conditions.According to industry watchers, IPL tournaments, which have high traction in terms of sponsorships and ticketing, are likely to see a dip in profits and viewership.Finances affectedAccording to BCCI data, IPL 2015 contributed as much as $182 million to the economy. The BCCI had argued it would not be feasible to shift the matches out of Maharashtra, and added that the Mumbai and Pune franchises are willing to contribute ₹5 crore each towards the Chief Minister’s Drought Relief Fund.Pune team’s counsel had told the court that “shifting matches at this stage will not only affect finances, but if the home team’s game is shifted to another State, it will lose support.” Lifestyle and denim brand Spykar Lifestyle, which has a ₹20-crore sponsorship deal with Pune’s IPL team Rising Pune Supergiants, says that plans of sponsors could go haywire.“The match has been shifted out of Maharashtra for a better cause. However, it will still disturb our plans,” said Sanjay Vakharia, COO, Spykar Lifestyles. “As sponsors, we will have to relook at our strategy as we had already initiated a lot of fan-activation in the home grounds. Revenues may be impacted and we are evaluating the situation.”Hitesh Gossain, Founder and CEO of Onspon.com, says that the brands always bet heavily on metros and their fan following. “On both those parameters, Mumbai scores high, which reflects in the audience turnout and fan engagement. Mumbai Indians is one of the most followed teams and correspondingly has among the highest sponsorship valuations.”Ticketing hitGossain said shifting the IPL out of Mumbai will definitely have an impact on ticketing (value and volume). As a venue, Mumbai has big turnouts with a high ticket-value per seat (and boxes) compared with other venues. He, however, added that sponsorship revenues have already been agreed and frozen prior to the IPL initiation for most of the slots, hence these may not be affected.Usha International, the official partner for Mumbai Indians, says the move may not impact it. Moving matches out of Maharashtra may affect revenue, profits, viewership April 13, 2016 HC allows BCCI to hold May 1 IPL match in Pune Mumbai COMMENT × IPL trophy Published on Not feasible to shift matches out of Pune: BCCI tells HC cricket
“So at Carnegie Mellon, students are not taught to design to the “best commercial practice” standards? Sounds like doublespeak. You can’t have it both ways (displaying the code on the University website as an “example”). And as far as scaling metric January 5, 2018 at 5:47 pm “My wife and I have had “computer run” vehicles since the 1990s. Unexpected acceleration has happened in two of the vehicles. In one case the engine cycled between 500RMP & max (pinned) on seconds intervals, breaking the engine mounts before the key co “Totally agree to this comment. Think it is a very strange comparison made my David. “ DavidMCummings says: January 3, 2018 at 12:49 am “In response to Philip Koopmanu2019s rebuttal, I would like to point out:nn1. His assertion that I withheld information about my work for automotive companies is not true. I am clear about this in both IEEE articles to which I refer in my Embedded.com a “I fear that those, such as Dr. Koopman, who are consumed by absolutes and blind faith, absent scientific method, should go back a short distance in the history of computer science and recover thoughts such as those of Djikstra: nnPlease don’t fall into Log in to Reply December 8, 2017 at 12:49 pm December 15, 2017 at 12:25 am Log in to Reply January 6, 2018 at 3:27 am ArtGoldste says: Log in to Reply MWagner_MA says: Log in to Reply DavidMCummings says: “You bring up several interesting points. Thank you.nnFirst, with respect to Dr. Koopmanu2019s academic code, he told the non-technical judge and jury that u201cglobal variables are evilu201d and the u201cacademic standard is there should be zerou20 Log in to Reply Log in to Reply DavidMCummings says: January 22, 2018 at 3:02 am Log in to Reply yamex5 says: “Mr Cummings, first of all I appreciate the dicussion you are raising, as a warning for us software developers to keep track of quality of software we are writing. Many times, developers do not know the legal repercussions of what the software they write m “I read Dr. Cummings article and found it to be totally objective. Every statement made was independently verifiable. The fact that he used a linear extrapolation to scale up the plaintiff’s expert’s own code, is as every scientist knows the best practice Jon M. Kelley says: Log in to Reply January 27, 2018 at 10:41 pm Log in to Reply DavidMCummings says: January 26, 2018 at 10:23 am December 19, 2017 at 8:56 pm “You left out the second half of Dr. Hattonu2019s sentence. In its entirety, that sentence and the following sentence, which together complete Dr. Hattonu2019s paragraph, read:nnu201cAlthough hard real-time systems and scientific subroutine libraries rumpsteken says: Continue Reading Previous When audio over BLE meets always-on voice activationNext AAEON: robust and secure motherboard with inbuilt TPM Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Industry Log in to Reply ArtGoldste says: Log in to Reply FillG says: December 17, 2017 at 3:39 am “It is funny how you did not include the very next sentence after the part you quote: nn”… 25 years of use. Although hard real-time systems and scientific subroutine libraries are not the same beast, …”nnYou should also know that defects is not t January 4, 2018 at 8:46 am December 22, 2017 at 12:58 pm “Incorrect testimony is genuinely problem as you stated, and it’s sad that it wasn’t pointed out by the Toyota’s legal team. nnHowever, I am somewhat bothered that you attach so much significance to the academic code. The issue here is Toyota’s level of Log in to Reply “I think the question is not the resource/construct but the way it is (ab)used. IMO global variables fall in the same category as goto: because of the way they were badly used in the past they became anathema, a case of u201cshoot the messengeru201d (th Log in to Reply “If use of global variables has been the cause of loss of life, then in all seriousness they can be considered evil.” Log in to Reply “Update: Dr. Koopmanu2019s recent testimony on unintended acceleration in a class action case against Ford was thrown out by a federal judge on 3/26/2018. This is the case that Dr. Koopman refers to in his second paragraph.nnBecause a number of reader “The correct link to the URL in my previous comment (without the final period) is:nhttps://tinyurl.com/yajw76txnnAlso, the link to the archived Ballista page on the Wayback Machine is:nhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160616215326/https://users. “What is troubling about all of this is Dr. Koopmanu2019s breach of professional ethics, given the evidence presented that he changed a word in an authoru2019s paper in order to shape a desired outcome.n nI donu2019t know if Dr. Koopman is a member of Log in to Reply January 9, 2018 at 11:09 pm January 6, 2018 at 7:15 pm MWagner_MA says: Twerp says: 20 thoughts on “A rebuttal to “Why every embedded software developer should care about the Toyota verdict”” January 8, 2018 at 3:45 pm Log in to Reply radzick says: December 13, 2017 at 7:09 pm July 8, 2018 at 1:15 am 12/6/2017To: Editor, Embedded.com, Insights section. It is disappointing to see serious problems in the December 3, 2017 article “Why every embedded software developer should care about the Toyota verdict” by David Cummings. The author’s analysis is factually incorrect. Combined with his failure to acknowledge a significant conflict of interest, his article should be considered with skepticism.The author fails to mention that he and his company are on the payroll of a large automotive company currently involved in an unintended acceleration class action case that also involves the expert discussed in his paper. Since the author saw fit to withhold mention of this extremely relevant conflict of interest, one must question the author’s true motives in publishing a series of pieces aimed at criticizing the expert’s testimony.The author criticizes Toyota UA case expert testimony, saying it is according to a double standard. He bases this on characterizing the Ballista project as having been written by “the expert and his team.” However, the code in question was developed by a student project group under the supervision of another faculty member in a different department. In other words, the testifying expert didn’t write the code, and didn’t supervise the quality of the code. That project succeeded as a DARPA-funded proof of concept exercise, which was the goal. As readers should expect, non-critical research code written by students still learning basic software engineering practices should not be assumed to strictly follow life-critical software product practices.There are other technical issues and flaws with the author’s analysis, such as inventing a novel “scale up” global variable metric with no literature support for such an approach. However, details aren’t worth discussing, because the premise of his analysis is fundamentally incorrect.The author additionally criticizes the expert for not having seen Toyota’s code. That was not for lack of trying. Rather, Toyota spent significant effort preventing access to their code. The expert testimony was, however, based on first-hand knowledge of hundreds of pages of detailed reports from both NASA and other expert analysis of the code. The opinions were based on the totality of that information as well as numerous technical design documents. The full reasoning behind the opinions and use of terminology that the author criticizes is subject to a protective order, and trial transcripts are by necessity summaries of opinions. However, Toyota had full opportunity to challenge and rebut the technical analysis during the case, and was unsuccessful in doing so. The author also does not really discuss the crux of the expert testimony, which had to do with whether Toyota followed accepted practices in creating safety critical software, and the existence of a hardware single point of failure.If readers want to truly understand the who, what, and why of creating safety critical and mission critical software, including a module with a much more complete story of what really happened in the Toyota UA cases, they are invited to look at freely available course lectures on the topic at: https://users.ece.cmu.edu/~koopman/lectures/index.htmlProf. Philip Koopman Carnegie Mellon University Prof. Koopman has testified in both the Toyota UA trial and a currently ongoing unintended acceleration class action lawsuit. Log in to Reply January 5, 2018 at 3:50 pm Log in to Reply rumpsteken says: “Poor title. Where’s the rebuttal? I would expect a professor to have better debating skills than this. Some academics have become too accustomed to mere mortals unquestioningly believing what they say and don’t know how to handle questioning. How much rumpsteken says: “So you have had 2 cars that did this and you are still buying what you call “American”…why? You do know that many Toyotas are built in the US right? I’m ok with people buying Cars because they like the style and features, but question buying on char December 7, 2017 at 6:58 am Log in to Reply DavidMCummings says: DavidMCummings says: “I agree with your point that Dr. Koopmanu2019s testimony is troubling and raises important ethical issues. And specifically, with respect to your questioning of the appropriateness of Dr. Koopman having u201cselected himself as the arbiter and spokesper DavidMCummings says: eldercosta says: December 13, 2017 at 10:53 pm “Iu2019m afraid you have been misled by Dr. Koopman. The note you quote from the Ballista website was not in the version of the website I accessed when I wrote my original IEEE articles, which you can see in Footnote 1 here: https://tinyurl.com/yajw76t Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Manchester City Manchester City are spectacular – Villas-Boas praises Guardiola’s impact Rob Lancaster 23:49 2/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) ADRIAN DENNIS/Getty Images Manchester City Premier League Guardiola Arsenal v Manchester City The Blues collected their first silverware of the season against Arsenal at the weekend, and the former Tottenham boss feels they are getting started Andre Villas-Boas believes Pep Guardiola has Manchester City playing “fantastic” football this season – and feels the foundations are in place for the club to enjoy long-term success.Guardiola picked up his first trophy with City on Sunday, as a resounding 3-0 triumph over Arsenal secured the club’s third EFL Cup triumph in the space of five years.It is unlikely to be their only piece of silverware in the current campaign, however, with the Premier League title expected to follow given their healthy lead over closest challengers Manchester United. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player They are also on course to reach the last eight of the Champions League, raising the possibility of Guardiola securing a stunning treble in just his second season at the helm.”In the league, they’re running away with it. [They won a] trophy on Sunday and their football is spectacular,” former Chelsea and Tottenham boss Villas-Boas said at the Laureus Awards.”It took one year for Guardiola to settle, but the way the team is playing now is fantastic.”Not only that, but it’s the consistency in terms of results. This consistency means that they go into every game with a lot of confidence.”With such young players and quality players, they are really a team to look out for.”City will resume league duties on Thursday, as they go up against Arsenal in a repeat of the Wembley showpiece.A victory at the Emirates Stadium in the rearranged fixture will push them 16 points clear of nearest rivals United with just 10 games remaining. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.