Ian Wright wishes Manchester United new boy Donny van de Beek had joined Arsenal instead

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 24 Sep 2020 2:52 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.8kShares Ian Wright wishes Manchester United new boy Donny van de Beek had joined Arsenal instead Van de Beek netted on his debut vs Crystal Palace, though United lost (Picture: Getty)Wright feels United have much more pressing needs to strengthen other areas of the team and is worried Van de Beek does not quite fit into the starting XI, instead believing he would have been perfect elsewhere.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Donny van de Beek, he’s someone that I wish someone more like Arsenal could have taken,’ said the former Gunners striker on The Kelly & Wrighty Show.‘When you look at Pogba, what he’s doing, and you look at Bruno Fernandes – that is Donny van de Beek’s position.‘So people are thinking they’re going to see Van de Beek [sitting] with Pogba and Fernandes, but I don’t think that’s going to happen.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘Because as much as he can play there, that’s not his preferred position to play.‘So again, spend the money, yeah he’s a great player and yes take him, but you’ve still got to look for the players that you know are going to improve your team.’ Commentcenter_img United have a number of glaring holes in their squad but midfield was not one (Picture: Getty)He added: ‘Listen, Donny van de Beek will be a good player for Man United in time because he’s a quality player. But is he what they need right now?’Fellow pundit and former Manchester City defender Micah Richards agreed, chiming in: ‘Van de Beek, for me, was a panic buy. He’s got good ability, I’ve watched loads of clips of him, and he is a good player, but…’MORE: Luis Suarez endorses Lucas Torreira’s transfer from Arsenal to Atletico MadridMORE: Manchester United new boy Donny van de Beek reveals conversation with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over his best positionFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. The Gunners icon feels Van de Beek is not the ideal fit for United (Picture: Premier League Productions)Arsenal legend Ian Wright has questioned Manchester United’s decision to sign Donny van de Beek and feels he would have been better suited to a club such as the Gunners.United have endured a difficult transfer window, failing to land top target Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, with their only new arrival coming in the form of £35million recruit Van de Beek from Ajax.The move did draw some puzzled looks, however, with the versatile Dutchman preferring to play an attacking, box-to-box role in midfield – taking up positions already occupied by Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Gold Coast penthouse sells under the hammer for sky-high price

first_imgCould get used to lazing around enjoying the ocean views. Even the bathrooms have views! The Calypso Towers penthouse at 88 Marine Pde, Coolangatta, sold for $3.35m at auction on Saturday, April 28.A COOLANGATTA penthouse with panoramic ocean, skyline and Hinterland views has sold under the hammer for more than $3 million.The Calypso Towers skyhome at 88 Marine Parade went to auction on Saturday evening, fetching $3.35 million. Not the worst way to wake up every day. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThis kitchen is versatile and modern.Ray White Broadbeach Mermaid Waters agents Sam Guo and Julia Kuo marketed the apartment, which takes up the 20th and 21st floors.Mr Guo said an interstate buyer snapped up the property.“They did the inspection with me and they looked at it really thoroughly,” Mr Guo said.He said the auction was well attended, with plenty of spectators watching the sale unfold.“We had 30 to 40 people and I think it was around three registered bidders,” Mr Guo said.“The bidding kicked off at $3 million.“I think both parties are really happy.”Mr Guo and Mrs Kuo described the luxury residence online as one that “redefines sophisticated skyhome living” with an “array of bespoke, customised finishes”. Admire the coastline from every angle. One of the apartment’s four bathrooms.These include imported antique wooden doors, hand-selected 200-year-old reclaimed polished hardwood floors and marble, granite and stainless-steel features throughout.The apartment has an open floorplan with a lounge and family room at its heart.This opens onto the main balcony, which wraps around the building and overlooks the ocean.Each of the three bedrooms have ensuites and access to one of the property’s five balconies.The upstairs entertaining retreat with kitchenette and access to two balconies is a standout feature.last_img read more

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Most UK cannabis ‘super strength skunk’

first_imgBBC News 28 February 2018Family First Comment: This may be a UK study but the demand for ‘stronger’ cannabis is a natural consequence of addiction to drugs – a bigger ‘hit’“The risk of psychosis is three times higher for users of potent “skunk-like” cannabis than for non-users.”www.saynopetodope.nzMost cannabis being sold illegally in the UK is super-strength skunk linked to a higher risk of psychotic mental health episodes, an analysis of 995 samples seized by the police suggests.In 2016, 94% of police seizures were high-potency marijuana, compared to 85% in 2008 and 51% in 2005.The drug contains more of the psychoactive ingredient THC than some other types of cannabis, such as hash.Researchers from King’s College London say users should be warned of this.Types of cannabisThere are three main types of street cannabis – hash (hashish or resin), herbal cannabis (weed, grass or marijuana) and high-potency cannabis or skunk.Hash is made from the resin of the plant, while herbal cannabis is made from the dried leaves and flowering parts of pollinated cannabis plants.Skunk is made from unpollinated cannabis plants which naturally contain higher levels of THC – the substance that gives recreational users the ‘stoned’ feelings they seek from the drug, but can also cause nasty side effects, including paranoia and hallucinations.Hash and herbal cannabis are considered to be milder than skunk. That’s because they contain higher levels of a substance called CBD (cannabidiol) which experts say works as an anti-psychotic and counteracts some of the negative effects of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).How risky is skunk?It’s argued that cannabis with high levels of THC and no or very low CBD can lead to people developing psychiatric issues.The skunk examined by the researchers from King’s College London was high potency – about 14% THC.Previous work by the same team, based on a study of 780 people, suggests the risk of psychosis is three times higher for users of potent “skunk-like” cannabis than for non-users.The use of hash, a milder form of the drug, was not associated with increased risk of psychosis.According to the Royal College of Psychiatrists, there is sufficient evidence to show that people who use cannabis, particularly at a younger age, such as around the age of 15, have a higher than average risk of developing a psychotic illness, including schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.READ MORE: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-43196566last_img read more

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Monica Jean Rugg

first_imgMonica Jean Rugg, 58, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away December 15, 2017.She was born July 26, 1959 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, daughter of the late Herbert L. Rugg and Ethel J. RuggShe loved animals, especially her 2 dogs Pretty Girl and Kimber. Monica was an avid reader, she really enjoyed Stephen King novels. Time with family was her greatest joy and she will be greatly missed.Surviving are life partner for 31 years, Charles W. Woodruff of Lawrenceburg, IN; sons, Neil Rugg of Rising Sun, IN, Wayne Rugg of Lawrenceburg, IN, Dustin Rugg of Lawrenceburg, IN; brothers, Bobby (Vicki) Rugg of Manchester, IN, Paul (Jeanie) Rugg of Harrison, OH, Brian (Sandy) Rugg of Lawrenceburg, IN; grandchildren, Maci & Alex Rugg; several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Regina Lloyd and a brother, Gerald Rugg.Friends will be received Saturday, December 23, 2017, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Memorial Services will be held at the funeral home at 2:00 pm immediately following visitation.Contributions may be made to defray Funeral Expenses. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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Clifford John Nordmeyer Sr.

first_imgClifford John Nordmeyer Sr. passed away at his home in Batesville surrounded by his family on Saturday, June 22, 2019.  The son of John and Eleanor (nee: Brum) Nordmeyer was born on March 5, 1940 in Batesville.  He was 79 years old.Cliff as he was known in business, or ‘Kip’ by his friends and family, will always be remembered for his kind and gentle nature.  He was always thinking of others first and offering help to everyone, while standing by his convictions. Kip worked at Morris Feed Mill all his life and grew up living across the street. His only absence was the four years he served our country in the Navy from 1959-1963. He was a leader in every organization or lodge he belonged to. He truly lived for his faith in God, service to his country, and love for his family. He will be greatly missed.He will be dearly missed by his wife Gerry Nordmeyer; children, Ben (Mary Anne Sterling) Nordmeyer, Abby (Scott) Schmitz; daughter-in-law Charlene Normeyer; grandchildren Victoria Nordmeyer, Levi (Michaela) Nordmeyer, Leah Nordmeyer, Tegan Schmitz, Lucy Schmitz, Nick McConnell; siblings, Ken (Marcia) Nordmeyer, Mary Beth (Michael) Brunsman, Paul (Ricki) Nordmeyer, Chuck Nordmeyer, Jim (Jane) Nordmeyer, and Mike (Pam) Nordmeyer.He was preceded in death by his parents John and Eleanor Nordmeyer; daughter Rene’ Marie Nordmeyer and son, Clifford John Nordmeyer Jr.Visitation will be Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 4-7pm at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:00 am on Thursday, June 27th, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Morris.  Father Shaun Whittington officiating.  Burial to follow in the St. Anthony Church Cemetery with military grave side rites by conducted by the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271 and the Ripley County V.F.W. Post #3183.Memorials may be given to the Summer Food Program or Gibault School for Boys c/o the funeral home.last_img read more

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First Street repaving to take place this week

first_imgGreensburg, IN — First Street between Anderson Street and Ireland Street in Greensburg will be closed for road reconstruction through the end of this week. Please plan your route accordingly. At the July City Council meeting, it was announced that further work would need to be done to First Street on the west end.  Money was appropriated at the August Council meeting for the work to be completed.last_img

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QPR face stadium opposition

first_imgQPR face growing opposition to their new stadium bid with current landowner Cargiant claiming they “will not enter into any future talks with the club”. Cargiant managing director Tony Mendes is a QPR season-ticket holder, but the company has released a statement denying discussing selling the company’s land with the club. “We are very surprised by QPR’s PR campaign regarding a proposed new stadium in Old Oak Common and in particular on land owned by Cargiant,” the statement read. “The company are not in negotiations with QPR and will not enter into any future talks with the club. “The company will announce in due course details of its own scheme for the regeneration of its land holdings that will incorporate the residential units, jobs and community facilities that the GLA detailed in their vision for the regeneration for the area. “Cargiant’s commercial arm of the business views this opportunity as a long-term investment opportunity.” Cargiant bosses rejected the notion of QPR obtaining a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO), a legal function which allows bodies to claim land without the owner’s consent if considered in the public interest. QPR could seek council backing to obtain such an order against Cargiant, but the company remain unfazed by the prospect. “In regards to the threat of CPO, there is no legal basis on which to serve a CPO on Cargiant. We are a willing developer,” the statement continued. Press Association The former QPR sponsors holds a 30-acre plot on the Old Oak site where the west London club hope to build a new 40,000-seater stadium. Rangers have support from all the major bodies required to build the new ground as soon as 2018, but Cargiant is seeking to scupper their plans. “This is also not a ‘tool’ to increase the land value to QPR or anyone else. If the company wanted to pursue this route, it would be talking to other developers, which we are not. “We are fully committed to regenerate our land. We have the funding and the professionals in place to do it.” Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes released a statement in December detailing the club’s new stadium plans. The New Queens Park project has Greater London Authority, Network Rail and Genesis Housing Group backing. The club aim to regenerate the area along with their proposed move from Loftus Road, pledging to build 24,000 new homes and create 55,000 jobs. QPR bosses remain confident they will be able to press ahead with plans. “The future regeneration of Old Oak requires everyone to work together for the common good – the boroughs, the Mayor, landowners and the local community,” a club statement released on Monday read. “Our current consultation has so far attracted the views of over 1,000 local residents with over 80 per cent in support of our stadium-led regeneration. “The future of Old Oak lies in the regeneration of the entire area and not the uncoordinated and piecemeal development of individual land holdings.” last_img read more

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Allardyce counts international cost

first_img Allardyce said: “Andy is ready to start, but he is not 100 per cent fit. “He is eager and ready to go, as is Carlton Cole, and we have Enner Valencia too, so we have good options now.” Allardyce is determined to keep everyone at the club grounded. “It is far too early for us to be thinking that we are going to finish in the top five or six of the Premier League,” he said. “We are showing signs and capabilities that we may be able to do that, but this is our big test now – November and December, with all the international games finished. “What we achieve between now and January will give us an indication on whether we are good enough or not.” Allardyce, meanwhile, revealed talks with New Zealand defender Winston Reid over a new contract were “ongoing”. He said: “At the moment he is very comfortable here, but like everything else it is probably down to the money.” Allardyce also said Argentinian forward Mauro Zarate was still very much a part of his plans, despite struggling to break into the team. West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has been left counting the cost of the international break as both striker Diafra Sakho and midfielder Stewart Downing are doubts for the Barclays Premier League trip to Everton. Press Association Downing had just earned himself a recall to the England squad following fine form in the Hammers’ promising start, but suffered a knee problem in the first half against Scotland at Celtic Park on Tuesday night. Sakho, who had netted six goals to help West Ham climb to fourth, was not able to take part in Senegal’s African Nations Cup qualifier against Botswana on Wednesday because of a back injury, and will be assessed after his belated return to east London. “If it is as serious as it was to miss the game completely, then we haven’t got a lot of time to cure the problem,” said Allardyce. “If need be, we will wait until Saturday morning to see what he is like. “Stewart came off with a knee problem in the England game, so we have to assess that. “Some of the situations with today’s demands on players is causing all managers throughout the Premier League huge problems regarding injuries. “It is something we have to cope with as a squad, but it is disappointing that you come to face Everton and, through no fault of your own, you lose your players. That is the way it is today. “We need to be very careful about our fixture list coming up and if we risk a player on Saturday, if it aggravates the injury even further, then we could lose him for two or three weeks, and if you do, you lose him for four or five games.” Should Sakho, signed from Metz in the summer, not be fit, then Andy Carroll could be in for a first start of the season having recovered from ankle surgery. The England forward sharpened his match fitness when playing the full 90 minutes and scoring in a behind-closed-doors match against Fulham. last_img read more

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Gov. DeSantis Attributes Spike in COVID-19 Cases to “Another Big Dump of Test Results”

first_imgGov. Ron DeSantis provided an explanation Thursday for the sudden spike in the number of coronavirus cases in the state.He attributed the numbers to “another big dump of test results: more than 50,000 results with roughly 1,300 new cases.”Palm Beach County ended up matching its record for most reported new COVID-19 deaths in a single day, and represents the state’s largest increase, according to data released on Thursday by the Florida Department of Health.The 17 deaths in the county were among 48 statewide. That brings the total number of deaths in Palm Beach County to 308, with 4,968 positive cases.Florida received another big dump of test results: more than 50,000 results with roughly 1,300 new cases. For this batch: Statewide Positivity: 2.5%Positivity for initial Phase I counties: 1.66% pic.twitter.com/5ouT6Mb599— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) May 21, 2020 DeSantis added that the percentage of positive cases among the counties that were the first to reopen across the state is 1.66%.The state’s health department reported 48,675 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Florida on Thursday morning, with 2,144 deaths and 8,946 hospitalizations since the pandemic began.Miami-Dade has 16,367 cases of COVID-19 and 602 deaths, the highest numbers in the state. Meanwhile, Broward has 6,514 cases and 286 deaths.last_img read more

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GDF march into Elite Leaders’ final … Kings to battle Conquerors for other final spot

first_imgBy Ras WadadaTHE Guyana Defence Force (GDF) continued from where they left off last year as they notched up their 6th win from as many outings in Guyana’s top flight football for the 2016-17 season.When action resumed, after close to 3 months last Sunday, at the Tucville Community ground in the GFF/STAG Elite League Leaders competition, the ‘yet to be beaten’ Army secured a come-from-behind 2-1 victory against home side Fruta Conquerors in the feature game of the double-header to restart the second half of season two.The number two side, boosted by several imports through the transfer window, looked the aggressors in the opening minutes with left winger Eon Alleyne making several forays down the flank.On the opposite side, Pernel Schultz made inroads as well while former Alpha United’s Solomon Austin looked solid in defence.A direct free kick from about 35 metres out was exquisitely executed by former Pele midfielder Konata Manning to give Conquerors the lead after 25 minutes of play. The perfectly measured right-booter curled over the wall and into the keeper’s right ‘V’ and it turned out to be the only moment of celebration.Devcon Victoria Kings overcome Buxton United 1-0.The Army came out in the second period and immediately took control of the match as they levelled the score after just two minutes when midfielder Delroy Ferdinand produced a beauty from just outside the area on the attacking right.In collecting the Olvis Mitchell pass with his back to the goal, Ferdinand’s first touch with his right boot lined up the ball for him to turn towards the goal and in one motion fired an inside left-booter, curling low to the far post and into the ‘onion bag’.Second half substitute, Jeffrey Perreira sealed the win 13 minutes after coming on in the 65th minute and again former youth national Mitchell was the provider.Mitchell’s perfectly weighed and measured pass from the right side into the area was well read and timely met by Perreira in the box while the Conquerors’ defence appealed for off-side.Perreira’s powerfully struck low right-booter cannoned off the far post and into the net. It was the burly Perreira’s 3rd strike in two meetings against Conquerors, following up on his brace in last December’s 3-1 win at Buxton.The soldiers now await the winner of Thursday’s semi-final clash between Devcon Victoria Kings and Fruta Conquerors who have a second opportunity to contest the grand final set for next Sunday and worth $2.2M.The Kings in a rather ordinary performance overcame Buxton United in last Sunday’s opening game by a 1-0 margin, thanks to an Aubrey Gibson direct free-kick after 76 minutes.Gibson who came on as a substitute in the 61st minute scored from just outside the box with an inside left-footed shot that curled around the inside of the wall and eluded the attempted grasp by goalkeeper Darren Marques, just to his left and above his shoulder.The poor effort by Marques seemed to dent the spirits of the Buxtonians and the Kings held on for their second win in as many meetings at the Elite level.It was also a debut win for coach Denzil Thompson although many of the Kings’ fans appeared upset with his team selection and strongly voiced their disapproval on the sidelines.last_img read more

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