Wu Lei repeats for the second year and wins the Chinese Golden Ball

first_imgWu Lei has achieved one of the purposes he was looking for in his career. In the next few hours it will be officially announced that the Espanyol striker is chosen for the second year in a row as the player of the Chinese year, an award he already received in 2018 thanks to the 27 goals he achieved in the Super League before his arrival at Espanyol . Lei is an icon in his country and this prize ratifies him as the most relevant player in a country that little by little wants to poke his head internationally.The Espanyol player has imposed himself in the votes to Yan Junling, goalkeeper who even played for the parakeet team when Roberto Jiménez finished his contract, and Elkeson Oliveira Cardoso, Brazilian with Chinese passport. The striker curiously returns this Sunday to the Ceramics Stadium, where he debuted in LaLiga last February.Wu Lei has not only become the first Chinese to score in the Spanish competition, but also to score in the Europa League in a league club and to mark Barcelona in an official match. That last goal earned Espanyol to score a point in the first meeting of Abelardo Fernández and 2020. With the arrival of Raúl de Tomás, the Chinese striker will have more competition in attack, but he hopes to continue contributing with his goals so that Espanyol will achieve salvation. Its signing, strategic at the time, has helped the entity increase revenue and its internationalization.last_img read more

$80 million from capital budget heading to Clark County

first_imgClark County will finally get funding for a much-anticipated list of infrastructure and construction projects after Gov. Jay Inslee signed the $4.2 billion capital budget on Friday.Passage of the budget had been held up for months over an impasse regarding water rights. According to numbers provided by the state Office of Financial Management, Clark County is expected to receive $80 million to make improvements to schools, social services facilities, habitat restoration and other projects.Clark County will also receive portions of appropriations included in the budget for other projects geared toward mental health and conservation. Some projects included in the budget overlap with neighboring counties.“It’s a fantastic thing,” said Jan Wichert, executive director of Bridgeview, a Vancouver-based nonprofit that provides assistance to low-income individuals. “It takes a real weight off our shoulders and pushes us forward on the path to be better able to serve the folks of Clark County.”The capital budget contains two grants worth $1.2 million for the Bridgeview Education and Employment Resource Center, which is meant to be a one-stop shop for services and support for low-income households. Last year, Bridgeview began work on the new facility on faith that the budget would eventually be approved.last_img read more