Soft colours are “it” for Springsays Pantone Bakers take note, colour company Pantone unveiled its Fashion Colour Report for Spring 2015 at New York Fashion Week in September.The Report features the top 10 colours for women’s and men’s fashion for spring 2015. And if you want to know what colour trends are coming the way of your cakes, it’s worth a read.This season there is a move toward the cooler and softer side of the colour spectrum, Pantone suggests. An eclectic, ethereal mix of understated brights, pale pastels and nature-like neutrals take centre stage as designers draw from daydreams of simpler times. Remembrances of retro delights, folkloric and floral art, and the magical worlds of tropical landscapes restore a sense of well-being as we head into warmer months.”Many feel compelled to be connected around the clock because we are afraid we’ll miss something important. There is a growing movement to step out and create ‘quiet zones’ to disconnect from technology and unwind, giving ourselves time to stop and be still,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute. “Colour choices follow the same minimalistic, ‘en plein air’ theme, taking a cue from nature rather than being reinvented or mechanically manipulated. Soft, cool hues blend with subtle warm tones to create a soothing escape from the everyday hustle and bustle.”Pantone’s top colours for women’s fashion for spring 2015 are:PANTONE 14-4313 AquamarinePANTONE 16-4725 Scuba BluePANTONE 14-5714 Lucite GreenPANTONE 19-4052 Classic BluePANTONE 14-1213 Toasted AlmondPANTONE 16-1720 Strawberry IcePANTONE 15-1247 TangerinePANTONE 13-0720 CustardPANTONE 18-1438 MarsalaPANTONE 14-4102 Glacier GrayThe top colours for men’s fashion for spring 2015 are:PANTONE 16-4120 Dusk BluePANTONE 14-4102 Glacier GrayPANTONE 18-0135 TreetopPANTONE 19-4052 Classic BluePANTONE 14-1213 Toasted AlmondPANTONE 18-0538 WoodbinePANTONE 16-1328 SandstonePANTONE 17-4014 TitaniumPANTONE 18-1438 MarsalaPANTONE 16-3310 Lavender HerbPantone suggests pairings such as Lucite Green with bold Classic Blue for a balanced and refreshed look.Toasted Almond pairs well with both Strawberry Ice and Tangerine, an energising, non-jarring take on orange that adds a pop of colour for spring, says Pantone. Combine all three for a delicious, almost retro-inspired look, it says.>> See the Full Fashion Colour Report Spring 2015
Community Employment (CE) supervisors nationwide have suspended five days of strike action which they had planned to begin this Monday 13th May.Some 48 CE Supervisors/Assistants were due to strike in Donegal and hold a picket outside Minister Joe McHugh’s Constituency Office in Letterkenny.The suspension of the industrial action follows an agreement with the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) to enter into a talks process aimed at resolving a long-running pension dispute. Union representatives have met directly with the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty twice in the last week on the issue.They agreed to establish a working group, which will include DEASP officials and union representatives, with input from the minister where necessary.The working group is to commence a time-bound process of meaningful engagement aimed at resolving the issues of concern for CE supervisors. SIPTU Organiser, Eddie Mullins, said: “As a result of our engagement with the minister a meeting of the Joint Disputes Committee, comprising of both SIPTU and Fórsa representatives, was convened this morning to consider the proposal from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.“After careful consideration the committee determined that the proposed engagement provides a genuine platform to resolve the outstanding issues. In order to allow this process to commence the committee voted unanimously to suspend the scheduled industrial action.” Fórsa head of division Angela Kirk said: “This development has only arisen as a result of the decision of trade union members to take a stand in pursuit of their legitimate claim and demonstrates what can be achieved when we act collectively.”CE supervisors put strike on hold was last modified: May 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:community employmentCommunity Employment (CE) supervisorsstrike
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSANTA CLARA – Here is how the 49ers (1-6) graded in their 39-10 home loss Sunday to the Los Angeles Rams (7-0):PASS OFFENSE: FC.J. Beathard again proved too slow on the trigger, leading to two interceptions and a career-high seven sacks, the first of which resulted in a lost fumble. He has yet to have a turnover-free start, and at 1-8 as a starter, his leash is shortening to where he may at most have three losses …
Related Posts Arash Asli Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry Follow the Puck What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … In its larval stages, new technology is at best, promising, and at its worst, redundant. In the last few years alone we’ve seen countless aberrations of the digital age die out nearly on arrival – the casualties of half-baked development, fads, or overestimations.However, when successful propagation occurs, new technology spreads like a virus. It synthesizes with the world around us. The changes are often so drastic that the resulting world is often unrecognizable.Steve Jobs envisioned a world with an iPhone in every pocket. Nearly six years after his passing and with 85.8 million iPhone owners in the US alone, his dream wasn’t far off from what would become eventual reality.The Age Of ConvenienceSome have dubbed our increasingly digital world “the age of convenience.” Now, with technology fully adopted and integrated into nearly every aspect of our lives, countless industries have emerged around making things even easier than they already are.Often, the goal of these companies is simply to shave minutes or even seconds off of common day-to-day tasks or interactions. These improvements in expediency may seem marginal, but as it turns out, very few refuse convenience. And once fully implemented, seemingly negligible time-savers often become revolutionary. Car services like Uber threaten the once monopolized Taxi industry. Netflix, a once burgeoning mail-in DVD rental service, now dominates the digital entertainment world.The enemy of an ongoing battle waged by technology companies new and old, across the world – is inconvenience, often in the form of time wasted on frustration with anachronistic, decaying digital architecture.After all, there’s always a better way, right?The question we often find ourselves asking when dealing with unwieldy software or hardware has become the job description of millions. Only, the job is never finished. Just as new solutions are enacted, old ones fall apart. The resulting climate is chaotic, but a passionate one. Technology companies are constantly on their toes and at each other’s throats as they compete for temporary dominance – a frenetic, perilous battle of king-of-the-hill atop a slender, glacial surface, where even the best may soon slip and fall.Adapt Or DieThis is no different in the service industry, where customers and business owners alike have come to expect a certain level of convenience and competency from the technology around them.What was previously novel has become obligatory – customers now expect to be able to order takeout or book their appointments online, universally. Likewise, a newly-hired receptionist of a hair salon might expect to be managing scheduling through a digital interface rather than a pen-and-paper planner. Refusing to adopt these new standards of operation and convenience can be a death blow to any business of competence.Business owners also prize convenience, and like consumers, they’re willing to pay for it.Remember Apple’s slogan for their App Store back in 2009 – “there’s an app for that?” Today, the proliferation of business software means there are solutions for problems business owners didn’t even know they had. Shopify, Hotjar, MailChimp – businesses pay hundreds of dollars in monthly charges for software solutions like these that offer both them and their customers an improved online experience. In fact, spending in this area alone was estimated to reach $4.5 billion in 2017, a 17% increase from last year.This means software companies now have to compete by diversifying their functionality. Offering additional features like analytics and reporting, for example, is a common strategy employed by software companies in order to entice more customers.Go Mobile Or Go HomeA large contributor to the demand for online convenience is what’s in most of our pockets right now – in fact, you might be using one to read this article!Smartphones have evolved to competently rival desktop computers and laptops. Even if smartphones may not be able to compete in terms of raw computing power, ubiquitous WiFi and global connectivity have cemented the smartphone as a technological force-of-nature and a staple in most of our lives.In fact, after a decade of constant improvement and refinement, many could probably use their smartphone for all their daily online needs without ever needing to touch a desktop or laptop computer ever again.As such, service software has evolved similarly. Most – if not all – business software companies develop companion apps that empower both business owners and customers on a mobile level. These apps – typically designed and engineered for the iOS and Android platforms – have also become the norm to the point of being obligatory.In the service industry, these apps allow both business owners and employees to check-in with their business wherever they are, offering an unprecedented level of convenience. They might be able to view their upcoming work schedule, manage their clients, or review booking requests – all from the palm of their hand.The irony here is that a lot of this convenience is built around the idea of eliminating the need for back-and-forth phone calls or messaging in order to receive information – the very thing the telephone was invented for!And yet, there’s very little room for humor – both software companies and end-users know that offering a mobile app is essential. Not only is there a high demand for apps, but it’s also a prudent future-proofing strategy as the mobile era continues to envelop business of all kinds.As always, it’s difficult to see exactly where the future lies. However, one thing is certain: whatever is convenient now will be inconvenient tomorrow. Our world’s best and brightest visionaries stare into a deep, infinite well of problems with infinite solutions. And in that way, perhaps business is booming. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Arash Asli is at the forefront of business growth helping SMBs grow their businesses, as CEO of Yocale, an online scheduling and marketing platform. His thought leadership have been featured in major publications including Forbes, Huffington Post, and Inc. He is honored to have been named the Business in Vancouver’s Top Forty under 40 business executive.
Former Boston Celtics player Nate Driggers, (9) right, seen here in a scrimmage in 1996, was found guilty on April 20, 2017, of receiving guns that were stolen off a freight train in Chicago. (Joseph Rodriguez / Greensboro News & Record via AP)CHICAGO — An eight-year prison sentence has been handed to a former Boston Celtics player found guilty of receiving guns stolen off a freight train in Chicago.Nate Driggers was found guilty in April of being a convicted felon in possession of stolen guns.ADVERTISEMENT E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president 22 and through: Indians’ AL record win streak stopped at 22 MOST READ Evidence presented at trial showed the 44-year-old Driggers bought 30 of 111 Rugers stolen by gang members in 2015 from a rail car parked in a rail yard and quickly resold 29 of them. Only 19 guns have been recovered.In asking for the maximum sentence of 10 years, prosecutors said Driggers’ actions have contributed to the “very dark place” Chicago finds itself in when it comes to gun violence.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDriggers on Thursday again denied ever selling guns.Drafted by Celtics in 1996, Driggers appeared in 15 games that season. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But before his No. 8 and No. 24 jerseys hang high in the rafters of the Staples Center, the 39-year-old retired superstar lamented on his evolution as a player, which prompted him to switch numbers at the beginning of the 2006-2007 NBA season.“It’s crystal clear to me because it’s almost two different people in a sense,” Bryant said in a recent interview with Complex.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant attends a promotional event organized by the sports brand Nike, for the inauguration of the infrastructure improvements of a local basketball playground at the Jean-Jaures sports hall “Le Quartier” in Paris on Oct. 21, 2017. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZLos Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant is set to become the first player in NBA history to have two jersey numbers retired by one team.READ: Lakers to retire Kobe Bryant’s two jersey numbers in DecemberADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next MMA star Angela Lee survives car crash, out of ONE Singapore card Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The five-time NBA champion also reminisced about the brash afro-donning version of himself, who entered the league at 18 years old, straight out of high school.“Of having a certain mentality of coming into the league where you’re literally head-hunting everyone. Right? Because it’s your time to establish yourself and say, ‘No, I belong here.’ As a result, everybody must go.”Known primarily as a “selfish” scorer during his early years, Bryant then explained his transition from a talented player to a leader.“Then when you hit a certain maturity level, which is where 24 is, it becomes less about your self-domination, it becomes ‘How can I help others grow? How can I lead a group of guys to get to a certain level as a group?’ And that’s a really big distinction.”ADVERTISEMENT Kobe breaks down the difference between No. 8 and No. 24 pic.twitter.com/c2ylBs9spS— Jasmine (@JasmineLWatkins) November 6, 2017 MOST READ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort When asked about what advice number 24 has for number 8, he said: “I think with 24 and his really old grandfatherly wisdom would say just keep head-hunting because that is how I got to be Number 24 in the first place.”Bryant’s jersey retirement ceremony will take place during halftime of the Lakers’ matchup against the defending champions Golden State Warriors on Dec. 18. /ra Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd captain Ashley Young: We must build on Cardiff winby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United captain Ashley Young says they must build on victory at Cardiff City.Young captained United in the ruthless win in South Wales as goals from Marcus Rashford, Ander Herrera, Anthony Martial and a brace from Jesse Lingard sent the Reds’ fans home happy in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first game as caretaker boss. “We are delighted [with the win],” he said. “The way we went about our job from minute one to the 90th-minute was fantastic and the only disappointment was conceding the goal, but we take the positives from today’s game and build on from here.“The fans have been fantastic all season whether we have won, lost or drawn, they have always been behind us. There are always going to be times when they are not going to be happy when we are not winning, that’s obvious. Today they were brilliant from the warm-ups to when we left the pitch.”We want to keep those performances up for them, the staff, the players and keep building on what we showed. We have lots of games coming up over the Christmas period and it is about recovering in the right way and we just have to concentrate on each game coming up and not look too far ahead.”
CALGARY – A hodge-podge of public transportation services are already starting to fill the gap as Greyhound Canada moves steadily towards its midnight Halloween disappearance from most of Western Canada.The venerable national motor coach operator is being replaced by a mix of provincial government-subsidized services, Indigenous-owned bus lines, locally owned startups, flexible fleets of shuttle buses and a scattering of formal and informal ride-sharing services.And passengers aren’t waiting for the last Greyhound next Wednesday to check out new options — according to Stuart Kendrick, senior vice-president of Greyhound Canada, ticket sales have already fallen off to the point that some route frequencies are being reduced.“Demand is quite low as we run into this last week or 10 days,” he said in a recent interview.“You’ve got single-digit riderships on the schedule that we have left throughout Western Canada, so that’s probably about a 50 or 60 or 70 per cent decline based on what corridor you look at.”The company plans to stop selling tickets on long-distance routes a few days before the buses stop running to help ensure passengers aren’t left stranded and holding the unused half of a two-way ticket, Kendrick said.The loss of Greyhound spells opportunity for Regina-based Rider Express, a company that began operating a handful of 15-passenger minibuses on inner-provincial routes shortly after government-owned Saskatchewan Transportation Company shut down its bus services in the spring of 2017.Rider has acquired five full-sized 50-seat buses and plans to begin passenger service on a Vancouver-Calgary-Winnipeg route on the Trans-Canada Highway this week, followed in November by a Highway 16 route linking Edmonton and Saskatoon, said manager Shauna Hardy. Both routes will directly replace Greyhound routes.The interest from Saskatchewan residents has been “overwhelming,” she said, adding the company is being asked to take on more routes but has so far declined.Late last May, Calgary-based Pacific Western Transportation was hired by the province of British Columbia to operate its BC Bus North service after Greyhound cancelled service to communities including Prince Rupert and Dawson Creek.Greyhound’s announcement in July that it would exit almost all of Western Canada convinced the company to offer its own inter-city services in B.C. for the first time, said John Stepovy, director of business development. He added the company is also expanding its Alberta offerings.He said he thinks his company can provide the hub in a hub-and-spoke business model as Greyhound closes — it’s already in discussions with operators of small-scale shuttle bus and transit operators about establishing connections with his firm’s routes.“Overall, long-term, where the needs are, where there’s demand, we would anticipate voids will be filled but it could take a little bit of time for those things to shake out once the landscape changes,” Stepovy said.“Discount airlines coming in will probably take on some of that longer-haul (Greyhound demand),” he said. “For bus travel, That one-to-five/six-hour travel time is kind of in the sweet spot.”He added “disruptors” — new travel options such as Poparides, an app that matches passengers with drivers who happen to be going to the same destinations — are also expected to fill the gap.Indigenous-owned charter service Kelsey Bus Lines is being renamed Mahihkan Bus Lines and has announced plans to offer daily passenger routes from Thompson and Flin Flon in northern Manitoba to Winnipeg, as well as freight service.In Alberta, the provincial government has launched pilot programs at a cost of $2.8 million to help five rural municipalities start inter-city bus services. One, centred on Camrose, about 100 kilometres south of Edmonton, has already started and the others are expected to begin over the next three months.The fragmented inter-city transportation model that is emerging can be a positive change, said Barry Prentice, professor of transportation economics at the University of Manitoba’s Asper School of Business.Greyhound likely failed in Western Canada in part because its costs were too high and it lacked the flexibility to respond to changing markets because it carried freight as well as passengers, he said.“As long as they were in the market, it was hard for anyone else to come in. Now that they’re gone, it creates an opportunity,” he said.Most new services are planning to pick up and drop off passengers at hotels, gas stations or tourist information centres. Prentice said that means they won’t be burdened with the costly terminal network Greyhound had to maintain.Kendrick said shutting down all routes from northern Ontario to the West Coast involves a “significant cost’ to Greyhound Canada.He said it’s expected to take several months to sublet its leased real estate and sell its few owned facilities, which include maintenance shops in centres such as Edmonton, Red Deer, Prince Rupert, Prince George and Winnipeg.The company is laying off about 420 employees. It will move 70 or 80 of its 110 western buses to its ongoing operations in Eastern Canada and sell or scrap the rest.A Seattle-Vancouver route operated by Greyhound U.S. will continue to use a Vancouver terminal leased by the Canadian arm. Kendrick said the company plans to ask other bus companies to come in as tenants to fill unused capacity there.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.
If Wisconsin and Purdue drafted the blueprint for defeating the No. 1 Buckeyes, Kentucky didn’t follow it. The Buckeyes were riding a nearly flawless season into the NCAA Tournament, aside from two losses against teams propelled to victory by peak performances from their top players. OSU had the second-best start to a season in program history, with 24 straight wins, only behind the 1960–61 team’s 27, and it tied its second-best record for wins in a season, with 34. The team won both the regular-season and conference titles, earning the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Then, No. 4 seed Kentucky stopped OSU in its tracks. When the Wildcats ended OSU’s national title run with a 62-60 victory on Friday, they used a collective effort on defense to prevent the Buckeyes from running away with the game, as OSU had in the second and third rounds. “Nobody talks about (Kentucky’s) defense,” OSU coach Thad Matta said, following his team’s loss to Kentucky on Friday. “And, you know, obviously they’re very effective defensively.” The Wildcats held OSU to a dismal 32.8 percent shooting, the team’s third-worst shooting performance of the season, next to its 32.2 percent shooting against Florida State on Nov. 30 and Northwestern on March 11. Despite having its worst shooting percentage of the season in those two contests, OSU still pulled off wins. “Some of the shots we missed are shots we have been making all year,” OSU guard Jon Diebler said Friday. “Tonight they weren’t going in.” Kentucky totaled 11 blocks against OSU, which is the most any team has achieved against the Buckeyes in a tournament game. Forward Josh Harrellson led Kentucky with 17 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks. Teammate DeAndre Liggins also swatted away three shots. “I think Harrellson is probably the most underrated player in college basketball,” Matta said. “He’s a tremendous player and knows his role and does it well.” The Wildcats’ defense held the Buckeyes to 38 fewer points than they totaled in their previous game against George Mason. It also allowed the Buckeyes to shoot just 37.5 percent from 3-point territory, down from 61.5 percent against the Patriots. “I thought they did a good job of challenging shots, obviously, with their length,” Diebler said. “We are going against length all year and those are shots that we make, and tonight they weren’t going in.” Coming off a 7-for-7 shooting performance from deep against George Mason, OSU’s David Lighty shot just 1-of-4 against Kentucky. “They flew at shooters,” Lighty said Friday. “I mean, they crowded the paint. They did a good job of that.” The Buckeyes also struggled to draw fouls against Kentucky in the second half. After drawing two fouls against each of five Wildcats in the first half, resulting in 12 points from free throws, OSU gained only four points from the charity stripe in the second half. “The tide turned in the second half,” Matta said. “They were doing a pretty good job of switching their matchups and getting guys in and out of the game that were in foul trouble.” Each of the Buckeyes’ regular-season losses, however, could be attributed to a standout performance from a single opposing player. In OSU’s first loss, Feb. 12 at Wisconsin, the Buckeyes blew a 15-point lead with 13 minutes to play, mostly because of a clutch performance by Badgers guard Jordan Taylor. In the game’s final 13 minutes, Taylor scored 21 points on 6-of-7 shooting, and assisted on four of his team’s other six field goals, thrusting the Badgers to a 71-67 win against the Buckeyes. Overall, he tallied a game-high 27 points on 8-for-13 shooting, including 5-of-8 from beyond the arc, and also made a game-high seven assists. E’Twaun Moore led Purdue to a 76-63 home victory against the Buckeyes on Feb. 20, scoring a career-high 38 points on 13-for-18 shooting, including 7-of-10 from deep. “Those were two, when you think about it, maybe two of the best performances in college basketball this year,” Matta said. “As my luck always has it, I get a first-row seat to watch it.” But, as Kentucky proved on Friday with its 45.8 percent shooting, a team doesn’t have to have one of the “best performances in college basketball” to defeat the No. 1 team.
UEFA have revealed Manchester City have the most expensive squad in history while the Premier League clubs are the top earners and spenders, according to Daily Mail.The European governing body 10th edition landscape report which looks at the financial health of clubs associated in UEFA, shows that Premier League teams have the biggest revenue and the highest wage bills.In 2017, English top-flight clubs’ aggregate revenue came to £4.6bn, almost twice that of La Liga (£2.5bn) and the Bundesliga (£2.4bn) and way more than of Serie A (£1.9bn) and Ligue 1 (£1.4bn).Manchester United top the list for total revenue, standing at £593million for 2017, slightly ahead of Real Madrid, though the Red Devils are projected to fall down the pecking order when the 2018 list is revealed.There are 13 Premier League teams in the top 30 and that is due to league’s TV rights, which accounts for 54 per cent of clubs’ total revenue.The wage bill for top-tier English teams in 2017 was £2.6bn, which is the highest in Europe, with Spain and Germany the next highest payers.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Nine of the top 20 highest spenders (in terms of wage) play in the Premier League with Manchester City topping the list and Manchester United in second place.Pep Guardiola’s side are also the most expensively assembled squad in history.Their record buy of Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City last summer, which was priced at just over £60million, helped them go above Real Madrid, who are in second place.Manchester United are currently third in the list and those three squads cost almost 50 percent more to assemble than Chelsea, who hold fourth place.