Sergio Aguero’s hat-trick helps Manchester City to ease past the Gunners

first_imgAdvertisementSergio Aguero’s hat-trick was enough for Manchester City to ease past the Gunners at the Etihad Stadium. The Argentine star centre forward proved that he should be considered as one of the best strikers in the Premier League. Manchester City closed the gap with Liverpool to two points after this victory against Arsenal. However, Liverpool have one match in their hand as they will play against West Ham United at the London Stadium on Monday night.Sergio Aguero opened the scoresheet for the home side at the very first minute of the match. The Gunners tried to make a comeback when Laurent Koscielny headed the ball towards the Goal from a corner. Manchester City again took the lead in the match with a brilliant link up play between Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero. Sergio Aguero put the ball into the net before the halftime mark to have the edge with them.Leroy Sane was not in the starting lineup of Manchester City for this match. However, his absence was not left as the midfield of Manchester City totally dominated the match through out the 90 minutes. Manchester City will face Everton in the midweek in the Premier League before facing Chelsea on Sunday.Sergio Aguero extends his immense home record against Liverpool Advertisementlast_img read more

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Hong Kong to raise statutory minimum wage by 87

first_imgHong Kong is to increase its statutory minimum wage from $34.50 (£3.42) an hour to $37.50 (£3.72) an hour, equating to an 8.7% pay rise for employees.The minimum wage increase was approved by Hong Kong’s executive council last week, following recommendations from the territory’s Minimum Wage Commission (MWC).Hong Kong’s Government Gazette will publish the Minimum Wage Ordinance (Amendment of Schedule 3) Notice 2019 on Friday 18 January, which will contain details of the $3 rise.The wage increase is also due to be tabled in the Legislative Council on Wednesday 23 January 2019. If approved at this stage, the new statutory minimum wage rate will be effective from 1 May 2019, to coincide with Hong Kong’s Labour Day.Dr Law Chi-Kwong, secretary for labour and welfare, said: “The government has carefully considered the report of the MWC and is of the view that the MWC has ably discharged its statutory function of reviewing the [statutory minimum wage] rate with thorough and balanced deliberation.“Since the [statutory minimum wage] cam into effect on [1 May] 2011, the earnings of low income employees have continued to improve, and the employment market has remained largely stable. The smooth implementation of the [statutory minimum wage] has been attributable to the support of the community and co-operation of stakeholders.”The Minimum Wage Ordinance Notice will also amend the monthly monetary cap, which pertains to employers recording the total number of hours worked by each member of staff within specific wage periods. Employers will be exempt from this requirement, as of May 2019, if employees earn more than $15,300 (£1,516.59) a month; previously, the cap was set at $14,100 (£1,397.64) a month.last_img read more

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