Laudrup anticipates fired up Wigan

first_img Despite their win at West Brom, Roberto Martinez’s men remain in the Barclays Premier League bottom three with just three fixtures remaining. But if the FA Cup finalists can overcome the Spaniard’s former employers they will move out of the drop zone and Laudrup knows how powerful a motivation that will be. The Dane said: “It will be a very hard game, I know they have the cup final coming up on the weekend, but we are talking about a team fighting for their football life. They will have been looking at the fixtures knowing they have two games left at home and they have Arsenal away.” Michael Laudrup expects relegation-threatened Wigan to come at Swansea with everything they have when the sides meet at the DW Stadium on Tuesday night. Press Associationcenter_img He added: “They know getting something out of the Arsenal game will be difficult. Roberto Martinez is like every manager, he will be looking at the numbers and he will want six points from their two home games and hope it is enough. They will come at us with everything they have.” Wigan’s hopes of claiming a vital victory will have doubtlessly been boosted by Swansea’s seven-game winless streak and the absence of top scorer Michu due to the hamstring injury he suffered in the weekend draw with Manchester City. The Swans have little left to play for, but Laudrup does not expect any lack of effort from his players, whose performances he has praised despite recent results. He said: “I will be putting out a strong team, Michu is injured so he cannot play but I will not be doing anyone any favours. “Everyone wants to win games. Before our match against Manchester City, I watched Hull play Cardiff. Cardiff had already won the league but they went for it 100 per cent and this is what the game is all about. Even if you are safe you cannot relax.” Martinez is widely credited with establishing the passing philosophy which has become Swansea’s hallmarks during their climb to the Premier League. A handful of Swansea’s current squad, including Ashley Williams, Leon Britton and Angel Rangel, all played under Martinez in south Wales, but Laudrup does not expect sentiment to play any part in proceedings, despite Wigan’s precarious position. He said: “They will not be down if we win. If we win they can still get to 41 points. They have three games to go and there are still plenty of teams that can go down.” last_img read more


CAPP Responds to UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Declaration

first_img– Shannon Joseph, Vice-President of Government Relations, CAPPThe UN’s Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has urged Canada to stop work on three major resource projects which include the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion until it obtains approval from affected First Nations.The committee, in a directive last month, says it’s worried that work is going ahead without free, prior and informed consent of Indigenous groups CALGARY, AB – The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) released a response to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Declaration.Capp shares;‘The statement by the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination reflects an embarrassing ignorance of Canadian law and consultation processes that have been developed over the past 30 years. Canada has an in-depth consultation process required by law to protect the constitutionally protected rights of Indigenous peoples.- Advertisement -All three projects in question underwent extensive review and consultation in accordance with these Canadian laws.The UN Committee has also failed to recognize that a significant number of Indigenous communities along the route of the Trans Mountain expansion pipeline and all 20 Indigenous communities on the Coastal Gaslink route have exercised their sole discretion in signing agreements with the project proponents.These projects are vital to those communities in exercising their right to develop their resources and provide jobs and economic opportunities for generations to come.’Advertisementlast_img read more