Manchester City are in discussions over offering captain Vincent Kompany a contract extension, manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed.Kompany joined City from Hamburg in 2008 and has been an integral part of their three subsequent Premier League triumphs.The Belgium international started back-to-back league games for the first time since August as the reigning champions claimed a vital 2-1 win over Liverpool in the title race last week. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar 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? Kompany was arguably fortunate to avoid greater punishment when he was booked for a heavy challenge on Mohamed Salah during the first half but went on to turn in a commanding display at the heart of the City defence.However, the 32-year-old’s withdrawal during the closing minutes was a reminder of the calf injuries that have dogged his progress over the recent seasons and Guardiola conceded his skipper’s fitness woes must be considered as his current deal approaches a June conclusion.”Yeah, we are considering it, we are talking about that. I would like it,” Guardiola told reporters ahead of Wednesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against League One Burton Albion, a game for which he stated Kompany is fit.”He’s our captain, 11 years here. We saw in the last two games the huge quality and personality he has to play. The only problem with Vincent is one – his injury problems. “One against one, absolutely we’re better when Vincent plays. Aymeric Laporte has a better left foot, every central defender has his own quality but there’s no doubt Vincent has something special with his charisma, winning the duels.”It’s incredible, he’s one of the best central defender I’ve ever seen. The problem is whether he’s fit, always it is that.”City thumped Rotherham United 7-0 in the FA Cup third round on Sunday, having made eight changes from the side that beat Liverpool.Jurgen Klopp made nine alterations as his men came up short in the same competition at Wolves on Monday.It means, if City go the distance in both domestic cup competitions, they could end up playing eight more matches than Liverpool in the second half of the season, before considering their respective fortunes in last-16 Champions League ties against Schalke and Bayern Munich.”I don’t have a theory from my experience about that. If everyone is fit and not injured we can cope with it,” Guardiola said.”If we had just one competition to play in, I could play with the same 11 or same 12. Now everyone is involved.”The players don’t know who will play against Burton. Then after four days we have another final at home to Wolves [in the Premier League].”Guardiola added: “I prefer it, definitely. I like to be in the four competitions as far as possible. When Wigan put us out of the FA Cup last season I was sad.”The reality for Jurgen is he knows exactly what happened. I’m not the right person to judge what the others do because I don’t like it when others judge our decisions.”
L’innovation dans le secteur de l’énergie et des mines est le thème principal de la Conférence annuelle des ministres de l’Énergie et des Mines, qui se déroulera à Halifax les 20 et 21 juillet. Michel Samson, ministre de l’Énergie, et Zach Churchill, ministre des Ressources naturelles, sont les hôtes conjoints de la conférence, avec Greg Rickford, ministre fédéral des Ressources naturelles. « Le Canada a des ressources naturelles abondantes, et j’ai bien hâte de discuter avec mes collègues des façons de miser sur les possibilités économiques découlant du développement responsable et des partenariats avec nos collectivités, souligne M. Churchill. Bien que chaque province et territoire ait ses propres possibilités et défis à relever, il est important de prendre de temps d’apprendre des expériences et de l’expertise des autres. » En plus des participants de l’industrie, on attend plus de 215 délégués à la conférence. « Les secteurs de l’énergie et des ressources naturelles ont été la pierre angulaire de l’économie canadienne pendant des générations, et il faut faire place à l’innovation pour l’avenir, affirme M. Samson. Il faut donc collaborer avec les gouvernements, l’industrie, le secteur universitaire et d’autres partenaires pour élaborer de nouvelles technologies et des cadres réglementaires plus rigoureux pour le développement responsable du point de vue de l’environnement. » La conférence se tiendra à l’hôtel Marriott Harbourfront, situé au 1919, rue Upper Water.