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Gundogan expects Premier League title race to go down to wire

We are approaching the business end of the 2021-22 season and football supporters could be treated to a truly rip-roaring finale. The title race, the battle for Champions League spots and fight to avoid the drop are all still tantalisingly close, while there is also plenty of British interest left in Europe, along with the small matter of the FA Cup. Express Sport writers have been debating how the final weeks of the campaign will pan out – and it’s fair to say we are not all exactly in agreement. 

MATT DUNN

PL top 4 (in ascending order): Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham – The key to winning the title will come at the Etihad and for all Liverpool’s brave chasing, Pep Guardiola’s side will be too strong on April 10. Similarly, Antonio Conte will have his side fired up for Arsenal’s visit whenever it is scheduled and with Mikel Arteta still yet to manage to beat the big teams, they could drop points against Chelsea and Manchester United as well.

PL bottom 3 (in ascending order): Watford, Burnley, Norwich – There will be a huge sigh of relief at Everton and a mopping of the brow at Leeds. But as bad as they have been, nobody has been able to match the bottom three for being sub-standard. One job too many for Roy Hodgson and a shock conclusion to Sean Dyche’s Burnley story.

FA Cup winner: Chelsea – Despite everything going on at Chelsea right now – and perhaps because of it – Thomas Tuchel has the easier semi-final and a final against a team with other distractions in the league and Europe.

Champions League winner: Liverpool – They have the easiest quarter and will have to watch their nerve against Bayern Munich, but Jurgen Klopp will put one over Pep Guardiola in the final as revenge for not catching him in the league.

Europa League winner: RB Leipzig – West Ham v Rangers final? Sadly, Barcelona against Leizig is more likely, with the Germans set to underline just how far the mighty have fallen even with Barcelona’s recent resurgence.

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It is set to be a thrilling end to the season (Image: Getty)

GIDEON BROOKS

PL top 4: Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Spurs – Manchester City have the draw on their side as well as a good head to head record at home when it comes to their blockbuster clash against Liverpool on April 10 and should hold on. Liverpool and Chelsea fill the podium places and Spurs can worry the Gunners out of the top four with a late charge. 

PL bottom 3: Everton, Burnley and Norwich – All four of the bottom teams could rally but it is hard to see the positions changing too much and Everton have a horrible run in. Watford may just have the firepower to edge way from the drop.

FA Cup winner: Chelsea – The Blues have proved themselves a very good Cup side and, removed from the immediate coalface of a Premier League battle, could have better preparation for a Wembley one off.

Champions League winner: Chelsea – They could well retain their title – for argument see above.

Europa League winner: Barcelona – Xavi’s resurgent Barca should be way too strong for the field in their first dip to the second tier in 18 years.

STUART BALLARD

PL top 4: Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal – Liverpool are in excellent form and it may well come down to that fixture at the Etihad. But Manchester City have a slightly easier run in from now until the end of the season and remain favourites to stay on top.

 

PL bottom 3: Burnley, Watford, Norwich – Everton to survive by the skin of their teeth just based on the clubs below them in the league. Too much to do for all three teams to escape the drop.

 

FA Cup winner: Chelsea – Strong favourites to make it through to the final and could well be their only shot at a major trophy this season. Will be underdogs against City or Liverpool but they will want some redemption at Wembley.

 

Champions League winner: Liverpool – They’ve got the ideal draw to make it through to the final and Jurgen Klopp may end up putting all his eggs in one basket to go for Champions League glory once again if the Premier League becomes out of reach.

 

Europa League winner: Barcelona – West Ham are in dreamland with their Europa League run, but Barcelona are in excellent form and Xavi will want to see his side push for a trophy.

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Frank Lampard and Everton are battling against relegation (Image: Getty)

CHARLIE GORDON

PL top 4: Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham – With Chelsea all alone in third, the main top-four battles will be for the title and the final Champions League spot. I see City pipping Liverpool at home in April, while Harry Kane is hitting top gear for Spurs at an ominous time for their north London rivals.

PL bottom 3: Burnley, Watford, Norwich City – Without meaning to be boring, the three worst teams in the Premier League are currently in the bottom three. Everton’s tough run-in could see them given an almighty scare but their three-point buffer and games in hand should be enough to see them through.

FA Cup winner: Chelsea – With Liverpool and Manchester City balanced on a knife-edge in one semi-final, any sensible gambler would opt for Thomas Tuchel’s side who must topple Crystal Palace to reach their second Wembley final of the season. After Carabao Cup heartbreak, the Blues will be out for redemption and stand a great chance of getting it.

Champions League winner: Manchester City – In their half of the draw only Atletico Madrid, Chelsea and Real Madrid stand between Manchester City and another pop at that elusive trophy. A final against either Liverpool or Bayern Munich would be a daunting one but this could be the year they do something that should have been done years ago.

Europa League winner: Barcelona – Frankfurt, Lyon and West Ham stand between La Blaugrana and a Europa League final, and the way they dismantled Real Madrid on Sunday tells its own story. Atalanta and RB Leipzig both have the capability to spring a surprise, but their inconsistency may ultimately let them down. 

CHARLIE MALAM

PL top 4: Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal – City pip Liverpool to the title because they’ll get at least a draw in their clash at the Etihad while Arsenal just about beat Tottenham and Man United to fourth thanks to not losing to either in their head-to-head games.

PL bottom 3: Everton, Watford, Norwich – Everton are dreadful defensively at the moment and couldn’t even get themselves up for an FA Cup quarter-final. I think Leeds, Brentford and Burnley will all just about scrape clear and then the Toffees will get sucked down the plughole.

 

FA Cup winner: Chelsea – Chelsea should really have won the Carabao Cup, and I think they’ll see off Crystal Palace to make the final of the FA Cup. Whether it’s Liverpool or City they face on May 14, I just have a feeling they’ll edge it.

 

Champions League winner: Liverpool – I think we’ll see a repeat of the 2018/19 season where Liverpool just miss out on the league title but rule supreme in Europe. They’ll probably have to beat City in the final, though.

 

Europa League winner: Barcelona – Xavi’s working wonders at the Nou Camp. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will get them past Eintracht Frankfurt, then West Ham in the semis, then RB Leipzig in the final.

SAM SMITH

PL top 4: Liverpool, Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal – Liverpool will win at the Etihad and go on to win the league. Tottenham’s inconsistency will rule them out of fourth, with Arsenal just about pipping them.  

PL bottom 3: Watford, Burnley, Norwich – Everton have done just about enough to beat Watford or Burnley to safety, especially with two games in hand. 

FA Cup winner: Crystal Palace – Patrick Vieira’s side are two major shocks away from glory. Palace have given each of the Big Six a tough game this season – why not twice more?

Champions League winner: Liverpool – The Reds have played Benfica in the quarter-final twice and on both occasions went on to lift the then-European Cup. They will win an all-English final against either Chelsea or Man City. 

Europa League winner: Barcelona – Xavi’s ever-improving young side will overcome a disastrous start to the season by lifting a European trophy. 

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West Ham are dreaming of Europa League glory (Image: Getty)

WILL LANCASTER

PL top 4: Liverpool, City, Chelsea, Arsenal – Liverpool look unstoppable at the moment. They’ve been in this situation before back in 2018-19; just one point behind City at the end of March, hoping Pep’s would slip up – although it never happened. Yet something seems different about both teams this season – Liverpool are much more relentless, and City don’t have that same ruthlessness about them that they did three years ago. For me, that will give Liverpool the upper hand ahead of Chelsea and Arsenal somewhat cruising to Champions League qualification.

 

PL bottom 3: Burnley, Watford, Norwich – Burnley are a side that constantly seem to defy the odds much to most of the Premier League’s dismay – much like the second coming of Tony Pulis’ Stoke City side back in the day. However, all good things came to an end for Stoke when things started to go stale, and it seems like that will happen at Turf Moor with the lack of investment over the last four years finally catching the Clarets up. They will run Everton close, but ultimately their quality will be too good to send them down in place of Burnley, Watford and the already doomed Norwich.

 

FA Cup winner: Manchester City – The winner of the semi-final between Liverpool and City will undoubtedly be favourites for the trophy. Yet with the Reds likely to be ‘relentless’ in their push for a huge haul of trophies, they could put the FA Cup on a back-burner in order to focus on the league and Champions League. If that happens, City should take home their second FA Cup in the Pep Guardiola era.

 

Champions League winner: Real Madrid – They seemed dead and buried at half-time in the clash against Paris Saint-Germain earlier this month after Kylian Mbappe had made it 2-0 to Les Parisiens on aggregate with his technical excellence. But with Karim Benzema’s hat-trick, Carlo Ancelotti’s men have stayed in the competition – and it could give them a kickstart to win their 14th title. They face Chelsea in the quarter-finals, and with the turmoil surrounding Stamford Bridge at the moment, they could capitalise to go within three games of glory.

 

Europa League winner: Barcelona – It could be an El Clasico continental double this season – Barcelona are so used to fighting in Europe’s major club competition, but this season find themselves in the Europa League. The Blaugrana are on fire under Xavi, and beat Real Madrid 4-0 on Sunday in a huge shock. Whoever faces them will surely struggle at the magnitude of the challenge ahead.

LEWIS WINTER

PL top 4: Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham – I can’t see Liverpool beating City at the Etihad, which is why I’ve tipped them for the title. Tottenham’s fixtures are easier on paper than Arsenal’s so fourth spot should go to Antonio Conte’s side.

PL bottom 3: Burnley, Watford, Norwich – Norwich are almost down already and Watford seem destined for the drop too. Everton do have too much quality to go down and will get enough wins to fight off relegation, with Sean Dyche’s Burnley finally coming up short in terms of survival.

FA Cup winner: Manchester City – City’s squad depth means they could field a stronger team than Liverpool in the semi-final next month. Chelsea are likely to beat Crystal Palace in the other semi but City will be favourites against Thomas Tuchel’s side.

Champions League winner: Liverpool – Liverpool would prefer to win the Premier League and City the Champions League, but I can see it going the other way. Liverpool should make it to the semi-final at least and cannot play an English side until the final, which is a big advantage.

Europa League winner: Barcelona – Barca are a different animal under Xavi than they were earlier this season. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is banging in the goals and Sunday’s 4-0 win in El Clasico proved how dangerous they can be. Don’t completely rule out Rangers though, who are flying on the European stage.

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Chelsea are looking to retain the Champions League (Image: Getty)

ALEX TURK

PL top 4: Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal – The only locked-in position amongst the top four seems to be Chelsea; Thomas Tuchel’s side are out of the title race but are too good to drop below third at the same time. Liverpool are showing more consistency at the moment, but I back Man City to reign supreme when they meet on April 10 and that should launch them towards a successful title defence. A Champions League return beckons for Arsenal, who just keep on grinding out one-goal wins like there’s no tomorrow – something United and Tottenham struggle to do consistently enough.

PL bottom 4: Burnley, Watford, Norwich – It feels like Watford and Norwich have been destined for relegation for months – the real question has pondered who will finish 18th. A few weeks ago, I backed Wout Weghorst to fire Burnley to safety, with Marcelo Bielsa’s leaky Leeds slipping into the bottom three in their place. However, Leeds’ 3-2 comeback at Wolves, a second successive win under Jesse Marsch, was the type of victory that fuels a survival bid. If Burnley are to edge safety, I’d tout Brentford as under the most threat of the drop, but the Bees should live to see another top-flight season.

FA Cup winner: Man City – Cover your eyes, United fans, because it’s very easy to picture Man City becoming the second English team to complete the treble this season. I think Pep Guardiola will guide his side to the league title, and I back them to lift the FA Cup too. Liverpool were extremely fortunate in the League Cup final against Chelsea, and City would snap up most of the chances the Blues squandered. It’d be hard to bet against Chelsea in the other semi-final, but City would then secure 2021 Champions League final payback.

Champions League winner: Bayern Munich – As a United fan with two of the club’s biggest rivals potentially in the final four of the competition, this is potentially more hopeful than insightful. But here’s my logic. I’d expect Bayern and Liverpool to meet in the semis, and like in the FA Cup against Man City, the Germans’ firepower won’t let them off if handed the chance. City will likely navigate past Atletico and then Chelsea or Real Madrid, but Guardiola could face back-to-back European final heartbreak. Bayern’s wealth of experience in Champions League finals will be enough to better City and lift their second UCL in three years in Paris.

Europa League winner: Barcelona – The Europa League quarter-final lineup is strong, but Barcelona look back to their best in the early stages under Xavi Hernandez – most recently showcased in their 4-0 dismantling of Real Madrid. Barcelona vs West Ham in the semis is something of fantasy and what most would want to see, but the Blaugrana should have far too much for Frankfurt and the Hammers. Rangers vs Barcelona in the final in Seville? It’d be a spectacle, but whether it’s the Scottish champions, Braga, Atalanta or RB Leipzig, I think the Europa League already has Barca’s name engraved on it.



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Ultimate Guide to Hiring A Business Security Company

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If you own a business, you know that it can be a challenging and draining job. The added responsibilities of being a business owner can sometimes feel like a full-time job in and of themselves. To make sure that you are well-equipped to run your business, you need to hire the right employees and stay on top of frequent tasks and appointments. One of the most important tasks for any business owner is keeping their business safe from potential threats and dangers. This means that you need to have a solid plan in place for hiring security and risk management. Once you understand the different options available, it’s time to learn about the pros and cons of each so that you can make the right decision for your business. Here’s everything you need to know about hiring a business security company.

Hiring A Security Company Hiring a business security company is one of the most important steps that you can take as a business owner. With so many companies trying to take advantage of vulnerable business owners, it’s important to know who you can trust. That’s why choosing the right security company is essential. You want to make sure that the people you hire to keep you safe are trustworthy and competent, which is why doing your research is so important. There are many things to consider when hiring a security company, including price, experience, and licensing.

Why Hire Security Services?

There are many reasons why you should choose to hire a security company, including the following: Hiring a security company can help to reduce your risk of a cyberattack. Hackers and cybercriminals target businesses all the time, which means that you need to have a plan in place for protecting your data and network. That means installing antivirus software, updating your operating system, and using strong passwords. You also need to train employees to protect themselves online. Hiring a security company can help to reduce your risk of a data breach. Every business’s data is important, and it is important to protect it. This can be challenging when you are just one person. That’s why hiring a security company can help to reduce your risk of a data breach.

The Different Types of Business Security

There are many different types of security that you can choose from when hiring security services. These include the following:

Access Control – Access control measures determine who can access your property and what they can do there. These can include lease conditions, hours of operation, and restrictions on the number of visitors. If a potential intruder attempts to enter your property without authorization, access control can help to stop them.

Burglary – Burglary is the act of breaking into a building or property with the intent to steal. This can include your building, shop, or home.

Security Systems – security systems can include a wide range of products, including surveillance cameras, sensors, and intercom systems. These systems can connect to a home network and allow you to monitor your property from a smartphone app.

Alarm Monitoring – Alarm monitoring services help to ensure that you are notified if a security breach occurs. This can include things like an attempted break-in or the activation of an alarm. Police Protection – Many cities and counties provide security officers as part of a contract with local businesses. These officers are there to help to maintain order and ensure that your property is secure.

The Benefits of Hiring Security Professionals

Here are some of the benefits of hiring security professionals that you may not have considered before:

Better Risk Management – When you hire security professionals, you get better risk management. This is because they are specially trained to assess the risks and help to mitigate them. They can do this by installing security devices and improving access control. Better Operational Security – This benefit centers around the idea of better operational security. When you hire a security company, you get better security from top to bottom. This can help to reduce your risk of a data breach and also help to protect your business from cyberattacks. Better Protection – Hiring security professionals can help to protect your property and assets. This can include things like surveillance cameras, alarms, and access control.

On the other hand, hiring a security company can have its benefits as well. These include the following:

Better Track Record – When you hire a security company, you get a better track record. They have deeper pockets and are therefore more likely to have better equipment. This means that you are more likely to have better protection, better risk management, and better operational security.

Researched – Before you hire a single contractor, you can research them using a variety of resources. This includes newspaper articles, online databases, and business databases.

Look Into Risk Management

Risk management is a crucial part of any security plan. This is because you need to understand and accept your level of risk. If you do not understand your level of risk, it is very likely that you will under protect your business. This can lead to poor decision-making and an increased risk of damage or loss. When it comes to risk management, it is advised to take the following steps: Determine your level of risk. This can involve looking at the threats that affect your business and your level of preparedness to deal with them. Then, determine the best course of action to reduce that risk. For example, if you think that there is a high risk of a cyberattack, then you

should consider installing antivirus software on all computers and keeping antivirus software updated.

Conclusion

Business security can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be if you know where to look. This article has provided you with everything you need to know about hiring a security company. Whether you are looking for protection or looking for ways to reduce your risk, this guide has got you covered.

 

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Ryan Garcia Net Worth: $10 million

Ryan Garcia is an American expert fighter who competes in the lightweight and super featherweight categories. Garcia also won the interim WBC lightweight title and held the title from January 2021 to May 2021.

Garcia started boxing at age seven. He is a 15-time public rookie champion and has a rookie record of 215-15.

On June 9, 2016, Garcia became a skilled wrestler at age 17. He fought in his first expert session against Edgar Meza in Tijuana and dominated the game by technical knockout. Then at that time, he before long supported Golden Boy Promotions in November 2016.

Have you ever considered what Ryan Garcia’s net worth is? In fact, the American fighter is probably the best lightweight in the division and has become one of the best-known fighters on the planet. Therefore, Ryan Garcia, as of 2021, has a net worth of $ 10 million. This post will walk you through how he progressed.

Ryan Garcia Early life

Garcia was brought into the world on August 8, 1998, in Victorville, California, to Henry and Lisa Garcia. He has three sisters: Demi, Sasha, and Kayla, as well as a younger brother, Sean.

Boxing was always a part of Garica’s life growing up, his father was a boxing coach, and his uncle Sergio was an expert fighter. At age seven, Garcia would begin his boxing adventure. This would be the start of something exceptionally amazing, and he would immediately become the best fighter in the family.

From 2008-2016 García would rule the rookie positions, achieving 215 successes and 15 misfortunes. He also won three featherweight titles and was named the 2017 Prospect of the Year by Espn.

Ryan Garcia Profession

Garcia was prepared to justify himself on an expert level, and, at 17, he would make his brilliant boxing debut against Edgar Meza. He would win the session by TKO, and his great performance earned him a deal with the prestigious Golden Boy Promotions firm.

The signing would push him up the ranks, and he would quickly challenge Romero Duno for the WBC silver lightweight title. Garcia destroyed Duno and eliminated him in the first round, winning his first expert title.

Ryan Garcia Net Worth 2021

As of 2021, Ryan Garcia has a net worth of $10 million. He marked a five-year tenure as Golden Boy Entertainment and got around six figures for every battle. He has become an online media star, allowing him to benefit from posts on Instagram and Tik Tok. Garcia is only 23 years old, and as of now, he is probably the biggest name in boxing. In the long run, his dominance will continue to develop, along with his wealth.

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The difficulty shows a genuine person: Garcia was overwhelming his battles overall, effectively winning by knockout in the early adjustments. He was knocked down early when he fought Campbell, but he didn’t give up and ended up as the winner. Showing the core of a genuine hero, you have no idea what you are really fit for until you run into difficulties. So when faced with a test, accept this because it shows who you really are.

Brand Your Own Brand: Garcia is a fighter above all else, yet his prosperity as a web-based media persona has made him an easily recognizable name. In the event that he is starting a business or selling an item, promotion is essential. Use web-based media to get the full potential benefit from him and take his image to the next level.

Ryan Garcia Salary

As indicated by richypersons.com, Garcia is counted as having a net worth of $ 12 million out of every 2021. The vast majority of his net worth are derived from his rewards and support.

Furthermore, there is no verified data on his compensation.

Ryan García Personal life

Brought into the world in Victorville, California, United States, Garcia is the son of Henry Garcia and Lisa Garcia.

Garcia has three sisters named Demi, Sasha, and Kayla. Also, he has a brother named Sean Garcia, who is also a wrestler.

Garcia is dating Drea Celina Garcia right now. As sources indicate, Drea is a web-based media force to be reckoned with and a master of wellness from Mexico. Garcia was previously dating Catherine Gamez.

The 22-year-old wrestler also has two girls named Rylie Garcia and Bela Garcia. Rylie is the girl of his ex, Catherine, and Bela is the girl of his current girlfriend, Drea.

Endorsements from Ryan Garcia

There is no meaningful data accessible regarding Garcia’s endorsements and sponsorships. In any case, it is to be expected that he will enter into some underwriting agreements from different organizations and from his promotional company, Golden Boy Promotions.

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Weed dispensaries targeted by robbers: Will SAFE Banking Act help?

A bill that could allow electronic transactions at weed dispensaries nationwide is again make its way through Congress but the SAFE Banking Act might not be the cure-all that supporters envision.

In over a decade of operating cannabis shops in Washington, Shea Hynes never once worried about his stores getting robbed at gun point – until recently: In a span of three weeks, his stores were robbed three different times at gun point.

Reports of armed robberies at cannabis dispensaries like Hynes’ have nearly doubled in the first quarter of this year compared with all of last year, according to data maintained by the Craft Cannabis Coalition. The group, which represents more than 50 stores in Washington, has recorded more than 65 armed robberies so far this year, compared with 35 in 2021 and 29 in 2020. 

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