Phil Jones admits Man United were a ‘laughing stock’ under Jose Mourinho

first_imgJones recently signed a new contract at the club (Picture: Getty)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‘You can see it in every game, we’re creating a number of chances and putting them away.’United are currently fourth in the Premier League on 51 points, one above both Chelsea and Arsenal.The club’s next fixture is against PSG on Tuesday in the Champions League.MORE: Solskjaer raves about three PSG stars ahead of Champions League clashWill Solskjaer finish in the top four?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Phil Jones admits Man United were a ‘laughing stock’ under Jose Mourinho Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 10 Feb 2019 11:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link724Shares Advertisement Jones has been a United player since 2011 (Picture: Getty)Phil Jones has admitted Manchester United were a “laughing stock” at the beginning of the season under Jose Mourinho.The Portuguese was sacked from his position as the United manager in December, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer taking over on an interim basis.The Red Devils have won 10 of their 11 games under the Norwegian, and Jones revealed he’s made a huge improvement to the squad.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘It was tough for everyone involved,’ Jones said of United’s poor start to the campaign. ‘We might have been a bit of a laughing stock at the start of the season, but certainly not now.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Everyone is going to take us seriously now, we’ve proven that [with Solskjaer], and we’re still getting better.‘There is just a positivity about the place, to grind results out when we’re not playing well, to play forward, to play with intent and purpose – and that’s exactly what we’re doing.last_img read more

Vibrant year for new-home market

first_imgBrisbane’s new-build market is set to fire in 2017. Picture: Jodie RichterTHE Housing Industry Association (HIA) says their latest analysis confirms 2017 will be a great year for new Brisbane property.The comments follow the release of their latest New Home Sales Report which reveals Queensland saw increased sales activity at the end of 2016.The figures show a jump of 8.8 per cent in new-home sale volumes during the final quarter of 2016 – an increase of 1.6 per cent on the previous year’s result.Warwick Temby, a director at HIA Queensland, said property market naysayers would be proved wrong.“I think it’s telling you that the market is vibrant and there’s still lots of opportunity there as either a homeowner or an investor, and that all of the doomsayers out there who are predicting bubbles bursting and all that sort of stuff have got it wrong again,” he said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoMr Temby said a combination of increased land supply and continued low interest rates are helping fuel buyer enthusiasm, while alternate investment opportunities are weak in comparison.He said these positive outcomes also have a flow-on effect to the renovation market too.“People don’t have to worry so much about the risk of overcapitalising and that sort of thing.”While his comments around detached housing are bullish, Mr Temby is more reserved about the new apartment market.He said this sector is due for a correction with the supply of new apartments having reached saturation point.“The apartment burst has happened – there are still a lot of apartments under construction.“The new stuff coming onto the market has started to slow down dramatically already and we expect to see that continue for a while yet.”last_img read more

Gold Coast mansion of motorcycling legend Barry Sheene hits the market

first_img MORE NEWS: Coast’s best indoor pools The property is listed with a whopping $9.95 million price tag.A third-level bell tower that captures panoramic views of the skyline, a guesthouse, helipad with hanger, 18m pool overlooking main river and a boat shed are among its standout features.It has multiple living, dining and alfresco areas as well as a country-style kitchen and study beneath a soaring 18ft ceiling. MORE NEWS: Point position puts house in top sales The Riverbend Ave estate at Carrara is on a 1.21ha block.THE Gold Coast mansion that was home to motorcycle legend Barry Sheene has hit the market.Sheene, who won two world 500cc motorcycling championships, lived in the sprawling Carrara estate with his family for almost two decades before cancer took his life in 2003.His wife Stephanie, a former model, has listed the waterfront home on Riverbend Ave for the first time in more than 30 years with a whopping $9.95 million price tag. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 The main bedroom is flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows and has a marble ensuite with spa and bidet.Property records show Sheene and his wife bought the vacant land in 1986 for $599,900.Mr Kollosche said Mrs Sheene was selling the property to downsize.“She’s just at that stage now where all the kids have grown up and are leaving home. It’s time to downsize,” he said.“She’s going to build a smaller home.”center_img The property was built in the 1980s and has stood the test of time. It has a country-style kitchen.Kollosche director Michael Kollosche, who is marketing the property with Eddie Wardale, said it was a trophy home ideal for a large family because of its abundance of space.“It’s probably six times the size of a Monaco St double block,” he said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“We’re expecting a lot of interest because it’s such a unique home.”The Sheene’s built the traditional English-style house, enlisting former architect to the stars Roger Parkin to assist with the design.The nine-bedroom, seven-bathroom residence is on a 1.21ha parcel of land and has a long list of luxury inclusions. Barry Sheene with his then girlfriend Stephanie McLean at the International Motor Cycle Races, Oulton Park, Cheshire, August 1978. (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)last_img read more

Russia has black box of downed jet, will analyse with foreign experts — Putin

first_img Tweet Share InternationalLifestylePrintTravel Russia has black box of downed jet, will analyse with foreign experts — Putin by: Associated Free Press – December 9, 2015 Share Sharing is caring!center_img 21 Views   no discussions Vladimir Putin (file photo)MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) – Moscow has recovered the black box of the Russian jet downed by Turkey last month and will analyse it with foreign specialists, President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.“I ask you not to open it for the time being,” Putin told defence minister Sergei Shoigu at a meeting during which he was presented with the black box, Russian news agencies reported.“Open it only together with foreign experts, carefully determine everything.”Moscow and Ankara are locked in their worst crisis since the Cold War over the November 24 downing of a Russian jet on Turkey’s border with Syria, sparking fury and economic sanctions from the Kremlin.Shoigu said the territory where the Russian jet was shot down had been “liberated” by Syrian special forces, allowing them to recover the black box from what had been a rebel-held area.Putin said an analysis of the black box would help determine the downed jet’s flight path and position, which Ankara and Moscow have furiously disagreed upon.Turkey says the Russian jet strayed into its airspace and ignored repeated warnings, while Moscow insists it did not cross from Syria and has accused Ankara of a planned provocation.But Putin warned that no black box findings could assuage Moscow’s anger at Ankara over the incident.“Whatever we learn (from the black box) won’t change our attitude to what the Turkish authorities did,” the Russian strongman said.“We used to treat Turkey not only as our friend but also as an ally in the fight against terrorism, and nobody expected this low, treacherous stab in the back.” Sharelast_img read more

Moses eyes Coppa Italia debut as Inter hosts Fiorentina

first_imgInter’s new arrival and Nigeria international Victor Moses will be hoping to debut for the club on Wednesday when they host Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia. The former Fenerbahçe ace watched from the bench on Sunday as visiting Cagliari forced Inter to a 1-1 draw.  Antonio Conte had hoped to earn maximum three points in the match to close the gap with table toppers Juventus who have garnered 51 points so far in 21 matches. Inter occupy the second position on the log four points below Juve. Moses who expressed delight at teaming up with former Chelsea coach Antonio Conte at the San Siro, had trained earnestly ahead of the Cagliari clash but watched from the bench.  Conte may have thought it wise to allow the Chelsea ace watch proceedings first before keying in. Meanwhile Denmark international Christian Eriksen is on the verge of partnering Victor Moses at the San Siro. The want away Tottenham midfielder arrived Milan on Monday ahead of his medicals and could seal his £17.5million move in a matter of hours. The Tottenham midfielder, who is out of contract at the end of the season, flew in from London to undergo his medical examination at the Humanitas clinic in Milan. Inter have been chasing the Danish international for numerous weeks and the deal is now near completion, with personal terms long since agreed. Loading… Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest Car Manufacturers In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBOThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneSuper Recognizable Outfits That Actors Wore In The Famous MoviesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Docenter_img Inter’s Lukaku grabbed two goals in 4-1 defeat of Cagliari in the Coppa Italia Eriksen will sign a contract until June 2024, believed to be worth around £6.5m per season plus bonuses. Inter had hoped to negotiate the fee down from Tottenham’s original asking price of £17.5m (€20m) but their willingness to do the deal before Friday’s deadline means they have agreed to pay Spurs the full amount, including various bonuses. The 28-year-old will be the third Inter signing this month from a Premier League club, as Antonio Conte looks to strengthen his squad. Ashley Young signed from Manchester United, and managed to record an assist on his debut at wing back on Sunday. Read Also Serie A: Victor Moses watches from bench as Inter, Cagliari play 1-1 Interestingly when Inter clashed with Cagliari  January 14th in the Coppa Italia, it was Inter that emerged 4-1 better with Belgium international Lukaku grabbing a brace. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

John Alvin Dieckmann, 62

first_imgJohn Alvin Dieckmann, 62, of Batesville passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017. He was born in Batesville on March 22, 1955 the son of Alvin and Velma Dieckmann. He was married to Kim Gutapfel on February 27, 1982 and she survives. Other survivors include two sons, Nathan (Crystal) Dieckmann of Batesville, and Drew (Jamie) Dieckmann of Trenton, Ohio; grandchildren Natalie and Harper Dieckmann, and Gavin and Gracyn Dieckmann; two sisters Susie Dieckmann of Gurnee, IL and Carol (Steve) McPherson of Batesville. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Dieckmann was a 1973 graduate of Batesville High School. A celebration of John’s life will be held on Saturday, October 21st from1 to 4pm at St. John Lutheran Hubbels. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.last_img read more

PSG set to face old foes Marseille early in French season

first_img Read Also: Premier League: Man Utd break record for most penalties in a season Despite the early end to the last league season in France, the two domestic cup finals, postponed in April, will still go ahead. PSG will face Saint-Etienne in the French Cup final on July 24, and the capital club will then take on Lyon in what will be the last ever French League Cup final on July 31. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 That is two weeks later than had initially been planned before the coronavirus pandemic forced French football authorities into a rethink, despite the controversial decision to end the last season early in late April with 10 rounds of matches unplayed. PSG were declared champions for the third year running having been 12 points clear of Marseille at the top, with a game in hand, when the season was suspended in mid-March. Thomas Tuchel’s team are due to kick off their defence of the title with a home game against Metz before visiting newly-promoted Lens on the weekend of August 29 and 30. However, the Metz match will have to be rearranged if Paris make it to the final of the Champions League, which is scheduked to go ahead in Lisbon on August 23. PSG have qualified for the final eight of the competition to be staged in the Portuguese capital and will find out on Friday who their opponents will be in the quarter-finals between August 12 and 15. Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoGreatest Movies In History Since 19825 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got Canceled Loading… center_img Champions Paris Saint-Germain will play host to fierce rivals Marseille in their third game of the new Ligue 1 season in mid-September as the French fixture calendar was unveiled on Thursday. The match at the Parc des Princes is due to be played on the weekend of September 13, but the 2020-21 campaign is set to begin on the weekend of August 22 and 23. Lyon are also still alive in the Champions League, although they must still play the second leg of their last-16 tie against Juventus having won 1-0 at home in the first leg in February. The seven-time champions, who were a disappointing seventh when last season was suspended, are due to begin their season at Montpellier. Lyon will visit PSG in mid-December and will host the capital side in late March. Back in the Champions League group stage for the first time since 2013, Andre Villas-Boas’s Marseille will begin their season at home to Saint-Etienne. Rennes, whose third-place finish was their best ever, will go to Lille on the opening weekend. The Brittany side are due to go into the Champions League third qualifying round in mid-September, although they could still be parachuted into the group stage of Europe’s elite club competition depending on who wins the Europa League in August.last_img read more

Maxine Rae “Max” Hunter

first_imgMaxine Rae “Max” Hunter 80, of Aurora, Indiana, formerly of Greendale, IN, passed away Sunday December 30, 2018 in Aurora, Indiana.She was born August 6, 1938 in Aurora, Indiana, daughter of the late Ralph Jackson and Margaret (Turner) JacksonShe worked as a Cashier for Kroger, retiring after over 25 years of service. Maxine enjoyed working with and meeting people in all her 25 years. She was a member of Dearborn Baptist Church and former member of the Aurora Eagles Auxiliary. Maxine enjoyed feeding the area wildlife. She fed the birds, hummingbirds, squirrels and was even known to have some dog bones around for the neighborhood dogs. She loved her cats. Some in her cat family is L.C., Joy, and Casper. Maxine also enjoyed watching TV, and going out to eat with her family. She loved her family and was a great wife mom and granny. She will be missed by her family friends and church family.Maxine is survived by her loving daughter, Donna (Jack) McConnell of Aurora, IN; granddaughter, Paige McConnell of Aurora, IN, and sister, Addie VanWinkle of Aurora, IN; .She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Donald C. Hunter and brother, Ralph P. Jackson,Friends will be received Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Funeral Home, Thursday January 3, 2019 at 11:00 am with Pastor Gordon Shinkle, officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Ryan Livingston Scholarship Fund. 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

Cut too sharp for Gladness rivals

first_img Press Association It was the biggest winner to date for champion apprentice Whelan, who told At The Races: “He likes his own way out in front and just kept winding it up and winding it up. Things didn’t go to plan in the Lincolnshire, but he scoped badly and you can rule that one out.” The winning trainer’s son and assistant George Kent jnr commented: “”I said coming here that it was a fact-finding mission, so that tells us where we are at. We were not too worried by his run the last day. He showed in his work he could be competitive at this level and it’s great he got the job done. “It’s great to have this type of horse for a small yard. We need a horse like him. There’s a lovely programme for this type of horse. He had to make the step up today and thank god he did. He’s never let us down. He didn’t mind that ground today. It’s onwards and upwards.” Whelan maintained his flying start to the Flat season with a double as he got the Patrick Prendergast-trained Tantalising (4-1 co-favourite) home in the Irish Field Handicap, holding the fast-finishing Fantasy King by a neck. The trainer said: “I’m delighted with that. She picked up a lot of cheques last year as she was placed a lot. I was wondering was she ever going to get her head in front. “She was working well, but I was a bit concerned about her being ready as she was heavier on the scales, but she’s more of a mare this year rather than a filly. She’s by Sadler’s Wells, so she’ll make a nice broodmare. We’ll have to try and get some black type as it would make her very valuable.” Despite going on a fine run in handicaps last summer, this Group Three looked a little too much on paper for the gelding after he beat only a handful home in the Irish Lincolnshire on his most recent start. But he proved an impossible horse to pass in front, and while Aidan O’Brien’s long-absent Nephrite made a pleasing comeback in second, he was held by half a length, with La Collina a further nose away in third. center_img George Kent’s Custom Cut caused a 25-1 upset under Ronan Whelan in the feature race at the Curragh, the Big Bad Bob Gladness Stakes.last_img read more

Mouth-watering contests expected as OSCL 2019 season bowls off

first_img… Caribbean Sensation/Nirad Lall 10/10 takes centre-stage SaturdayBy Frederick HalleyTORONTO, Canada – Several mouth-watering contests are anticipated when the Ontario Softball Cricket League (OSCL) bowls off its 2019 season with the Caribbean Sensation/Nirad Lall-sponsored 10/10 knockout tournament at several venues here on Saturday.With defending champions Dant opting to take the year off, new champions will be crowned in Division One when the final takes place in August. Most of Dant’s players are now part of the newly-formed Mercenaries, who are being led by Looknauth Ramsuchit who skippered the champions in 2018.Notable changes in Sunshine’s lineup are the inclusion of former Guyana national captain Damodar Daesrath, who is joined by Riaz Kadir – two former, prominent, stalwart Dant players.In Saturday’s Division One action, Mercenaries will collide with Sennsation/Better Hope at Earnscliffe while Sunshine battle GTBannas at Glenobles. The other game features Rebels and Rems at Dean Park.Anil MahadeoApart from Ramsuchit, other notable players in the Mercenaries lineup are former Guyana and West Indies One-day player Royston Crandon, former Guyana and West Indies opener Rajendra Chandrika, who is set to make his debut, seasoned campaigners Aftab Shamsudeen, Avinash Sookdeo, Yadram Bhoj, Bolanauth Sukhu and Shaun Deonandan.Not to be outdone, the Anil Mahadeo-led Sunshine, who are oozing with confidence, include former Guyana and West Indies Under-19 player Hemnarine Chattergoon, prominent all-rounder Mahendranauth ‘Bobby’ Parasnauth, Anil Etwaroo, Bernard Kartick, Reyaz Prahalad and Anil Ramoutar.While Sunshine and Mercenaries are considered the front-runners, the other four teams – Rems, Rebels, Sensation/Better Hope (a merger for the new season) and GT Bannas should not be taken lightly.Among those expected to turn out for Rems are Richard Dias, Ian ‘Russian’ Baldeo, former Guyana Under-19 batsman Eyaaz Mohamed, Anand Gurdial, Surujpaul Deosaran and Yoodhanlall Sukhlall.Led by Zaheer Haniff, himself a former Guyana Under-19 player, Rebels also include other former youth players in Troy Gobin, Eion Katchay and Troy Gonsalves while former Canadian national players Abdul ‘Birdy’ Samad and Desmond Chumney also feature on their list.The experienced Davendra Ramkissoon leads the Sensation/Better Hope combination with Rishi Samuel as his deputy, while Zakir Khan, Richard Driffield and Zaheer Allard are among the other big names.GT Bannas are also coming strong with the likes of Elton Baker, Trevon Garraway, Ramo Malone, Freddy Pestano, Kevin George and Raja Pooran.In Division Two, defending champions Cougars battle Canadian Legends at Ashtonbee Reservoir Number One; Enmore meet Bacchus Ruff Ryders at Ashtonbee Number One; Wakenaam clash with Good Success at Littles; Smashers and Ramblers rumble at Ashtonbee Number Two while Leguan Warriors come to grips with Carr Tec at Ashtonbee Reservoir Number Two.Several matches in the regular season (20 overs) are also carded for Sunday across the Greater Toronto area.last_img read more