Wilfried Zaha drops Manchester United return hint after receiving DMs from fans

first_imgAdvertisement Is Wilfried Zaha heading back to Manchester United? (BPI/REX)Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has indicated he could be open to returning to Manchester United.Zaha was Sir Alex Ferguson’s final signing at United as he joined from Palace for £10 million in the summer of 2013.But the 26-year-old was unable to impress David Moyes and made just four first-team appearances during his time at Old Trafford before being loaned out to Cardiff City.Zaha returned to United but Louis van Gaal, who had replaced Moyes as manager, allowed Zaha to return to Palace on loan before the deal was made permanent.ADVERTISEMENTThe Ivory Coast international is now ready to leave Palace once again and has already admitted he is keen to play for a club in the Champions League. Wilfried Zaha drops Manchester United return hint after receiving DMs from fans Advertisement Zaha says he was in a ‘bad place’ during his time at United (Getty Images)Arsenal been linked with a move but are unable to meet Palace’s £80 million asking price after failing to secure a place in next seasons’ Champions League.AdvertisementAdvertisementReports have also claimed that United are considering a move, with Zaha open to returning to Old Trafford despite the club only being in the Europa League next term.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 CityAnd in an interview with the Evening Standard, Zaha did not rule out the possibility when discussing a potential move back to United and revealed that he receives messages from supporters asking if he will return.‘I’m getting DMs [direct messages on Twitter]: ‘Would you come back to Man United?’’ said Zaha.‘Oh, really? I was in a bad place then. But I’m good now.’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 Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 5 Jun 2019 10:10 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link41Shareslast_img read more

Home values: Worst of housing downturn could be behind us

first_imgPreliminary figures for April from CoreLogic show home values are falling at a slower rate. Photo: Glenn Hunt/Getty Images.THE worst could be over for the nation’s housing market, with new figures showing home values are falling at half the rate they were three months ago. The latest CoreLogic home value index reveals dwelling values across the five major capital cities fell 0.5 per cent for the month of April to date. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoHome values are starting to fall at a slower rate in Sydney and Melbourne, according to CoreLogic.He said rental yields were also continuing to improve, which could provide some incentive for property investors looking for bargains.But he said the bad news was that the downturn had spread to cities outside of Sydney and Melbourne.“Over the last few months, we’ve started to see markets that have been relatively sustainable slip into negative growth,” Mr Lawless said. “That’s Brisbane and Adelaide.” Mr Lawless said the geographical broadening of the downturn could likely to attributed to the tighter credit environment.“Housing affordability is healthy in markets like Brisbane and Adelaide, economic conditions haven’t deteriorated, and population is ramping up — particularly in southeast Queensland.“Yet, against all those factors, we’re still seeing these markets drifting lower, which probably comes back to the slowdown in owner/occupier credit we saw in the second half of 2018 and into 2019.” Brisbane home values have recorded a decline so far in April. Picture: Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson, News Corp Australia. CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless said the slowdown in the rate of decline was being led by the nation’s two biggest housing markets.“We’re seeing the most improvement in Sydney and Melbourne, where values are falling but nowhere near as fast,” Mr Lawless said.center_img MORE: Turning failure into success CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless.Preliminary figures show Brisbane home values are set to record a 0.3 per cent decline for the month of April, which would be the fifth straight month of falls.Mr Lawless said the city was on track to record a 1.8 per cent drop in values over the past 12 months.“That’s quite a weak outcome for Brisbane, where even though we haven’t seen a high rate of capital gains, we’ve generally seen (values) rising about 2 per cent per annum,” he said. Home values likely fell 0.5 per cent across the major capital cities in April. Photo: Glenn Hunt/Getty Images.That’s a significant improvement on December, when the monthly decline in values was 1.3 per cent. RELATED: Ascot dream home sells at tense auctionlast_img read more

UWI’s top diabetes expert gets WHO appointment

first_imgRAGOOBIRSINGH… was previously invited to Geneva in 2008 to advise WHO on its Peers in Progress programme for the treatment of diabetes mellitusIN the week of its ground-breaking annual conference that will throw the spotlight on “Diabetes and Sports”, the University Diabetes Outreach Programme (UDOP) is celebrating a major international appointment of one of its most outstanding experts.Kingston-based Trinidad-born Professor Dalip Ragoobirsingh has just been invited to be a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines development expert group, a recognition of his high quality work in diabetes and nutrition in the Caribbean.Ragoobirsingh is the man who was humorously called the ‘Grinch who stole Christmas’ in a Jamaica Observer article last December in which he warned against overeating, drunkness and smoking, as part of his relentless campaign to reduce or manage diabetes.“This is, no doubt, a signal honour for the University of the West Indies (UWI), of which he is a graduate, and is currently Professor of Medical Biochemistry and Diabetology, as well as Director of the UWI (Mona) Diabetes Education Programme.Dr Ragoobirsingh was identified from WHO’s search for international specialists to advise the United Nations agency on the choice of important outcomes for decision-making and in the interpretation of the evidence for making recommendations.“This is in keeping with the 65th World Health Assembly comprehensive implementation plan on maternal, infant and young child nutrition,” the Diabetes Outreach Programme said in a press statement lauding the appointment.Dr Ragoobirsingh’s appointment has come close on the heels of his publication in the prestigious British Medical Journal, based on a study done in collaboration with the Florida International University and with the blessings of the ministries of education and health on 276 Jamaican adolescents aged 14-19 years, randomly selected from grades nine to 12 from 10 high schools on the island and including both genders.The study showed that Jamaican adolescents are at risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases, with females being at greater risk than their male counterparts. It recommended that intervention measures are needed to educate Jamaican adolescents to reduce overweight and subsequently the risk factors.“It is more providence than coincidence that this news comes as UDOP is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its annual conference and graduate course on diabetes mellitus and its complications under the theme “Diabetes and Sports,” the UDOP said.The conference will be held at the Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort in Ocho Rios from March 27-29. The keynote speaker at the opening ceremony is minister of statewithout portfolio, with responsibility for sports, Natalie Neita Headley.Prof Ragoobirsingh, a Rhodes Trust scholar, was previously invited to Geneva in 2008 to advise WHO on its Peers in Progress programme for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. This followed his sabbatical attachment, as a Fulbright Scholar, to the Unit of Non-communicable Diseases of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) headquarters in Washington DC.He subsequently served as technical advisor to the PAHO project on Improvement Initiatives for Diabetes Management in the Caribbean. The latter included 10 territories: Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Barbados, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. The specific goal of this project was to achieve real and sustained improvements in diabetes care in these countries.The Caribbean now benefits from 14 technical reports, a major PAHO collaborative manual on diabetes education and the Caribbean Chronic Disease Passport, a patient-held medical record, which were developed out of this exercise.Desmond AllenJamaica Observer EducationHealthLifestyleTertiary UWI’s top diabetes expert gets WHO appointment by: – March 25, 2014 Share 57 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

DCMH President, CEO resigning

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — Linda Simmons, President and CEO of the Decatur County Memorial Hospital will be resigning from her position on April 3.According to the Greensburg Daily news,  Simmons came from Wyoming six years ago to lead the hospital.Simmons has stated that she has completed the goals she had set for the hospital and is ready to move onto bigger and better things.A public open house for Simmons will be held on Friday from 11 to 1:30 in conference room D at the hospital.last_img

Franklin County issue E-cig warning to parents

first_imgFranklin County, In. — Officials from the Franklin County Community School Corporation are warning parents about the dangers of vaping and “Juuling.”The devices can be easily concealed, charges with phone devices or computers and can deliver high doses of nicotine. Further, the different flavors disguise the smell making it difficult to detect.This is an excerpt from a report done by John Hopkins Medicine:Nicotine is the primary agent in both regular cigarettes and e-cigarettes, and it is highly addictive. It causes you to crave a smoke and suffer withdrawal symptoms if you ignore the craving. Nicotine is also a toxic substance. It raises your blood pressure and spikes your adrenaline, which increases your heart rate and the likelihood of having a heart attack.There are many unknowns about vaping, including what chemicals make up the vapor and how they affect physical health over the long term. “People need to understand that e-cigarettes are potentially dangerous to your health,” says Dr. Michael Blaha. “You’re exposing yourself to all kinds of chemicals that we don’t yet understand and that are probably not safe.”last_img read more

UEFA, FIFA at loggerheads as key football return update contradicts grim reality check

first_img Promoted Content8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiOnly The Chosen Ones Can Appear On-Screen Even After Their DeathWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? Tim Meyer believes it is “definitely possible” to restart with the 2019/20 season despite COVID-19 wreaking havoc across the globe. But the UEFA medical chief’s upbeat message comes 24 hours after his FIFA counterpart Michel D’Hooghe insisted the beautiful game wasn’t ready to exit cold storage. The governing body of European football has encouraged clubs to explore all options before calling time on the current campaign with big questions surrounding the outcome of this season’s Champions League and Europa League lying in wait. UEFA have set a deadline of May 25 for their 55 associations to make a final decision on how to end the season. Meanwhile, the Premier League appear determined to plough forward with ‘Project Restart’ – despite Ligue 1 becoming the latest league ending their current campaign across the Channel. And Meyer believes football can make a return if clubs and decision makers ensure the safety of those involved in getting the game back. The medical expert said: “In discussing any return to playing competitive, elite level football, the health of the players, all those involved in potential games and the public at large is of paramount importance. “All football organisations which are planning the restart of their competitions will produce comprehensive protocols dictating sanitary and operational conditions ensuring that the health of those involved in the games is protected and the integrity of public policy is preserved. Loading… “Under these conditions and in full respect of local legislation, it is definitely possible to plan the restart of competitions suspended during the 2019-20 season.” Those views are in sharp contrast to the no-nonsense message D’Hooge issued on Tuesday – as he believes plans for a quick-fire return are highly unlikely. He said: “The world is not ready for competitive football. I hope this can change very quickly, I sincerely hope that, believe me. “This is not a matter of money but a matter of life and death. “That’s why I ask everybody to be very, very careful before starting competitions again in the different nations. “It is a terrible responsibility for the moment and I have a lot of objections at the moment. read also:UEFA gives €236.5m to associations “First of all nearly all the countries say you should keep the social distancing. “Well I don’t think you can play the Premier League when the players are obliged to remain two metres from each other.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Governing body of European football has continuously encouraged clubs to explore all options before calling time on the current campaign.last_img read more

Alice Dye

first_imgIf you are a golfer, the name Dye will ring a bell with you.  Even though Alice’s husband, Pete, is more famous for his golf course design, Alice was an integral part of their design business.  Alice passed away recently at the age of 91.  She and Pete were married for 70 years!Between the two of them, they designed 130 golf courses.  One of these, of course, is Crooked Stick in Carmel.  One of the more famous ones in the United States is Whistling Straights in Wisconsin.  Some of their other famous ones are located in Italy, Florida, and California.Alice Dye was quite a golfer in her own right.  She won 11 city titles in Indianapolis.  I would like to thank the Indianapolis Star for much of this information.last_img read more

West Ham sign Petric

first_img Press Association The 32-year-old Croatia international has joined the Upton Park club until the end of the season following his departure from Barclays Premier League rivals Fulham at the end of the last campaign. Allardyce had only Modibo Maiga and Ricardo Vaz Te fit at the moment after Andy Carroll suffered a setback in his return from a heel injury which has prevented him from making an appearance for the Hammers since completing a permanent transfer from Liverpool. West Ham have confirmed the signing of striker Mladen Petric, as manager Sam Allardyce looks to bolster his attacking options.center_img The club confirmed several offers for a striker on transfer deadline day had failed and a move for Carlton Cole, who left West Ham at the end of his contract in June, was also called off after the England forward could not prove his fitness. Because Petric was a free agent he was not constrained by the closing of the transfer window and will join up with his new team-mates relishing the chance to get back to playing in England. “I’m very happy, excited and looking forward to training with the team and to the first game,” Petric told the club’s official website. “I’m happy to be back in the Premier League, because it’s a fantastic league and I’m really looking forward to being part of this team and this club. There are a lot of good players here and I’m happy to be part of such a good team and I hope we can all celebrate my first goal for West Ham as soon as possible.” Petric confirmed his former Hamburg team-mate Guy Demel had sold the club to him, and the new recruit knows from his own experience what West Ham offer. “I didn’t speak to Sam [Allardyce] until today but I’ve heard a lot about him and I spoke to Guy Demel, who I know from my time at Hamburg and I’m sure I’ll have a good time here,” said Petric. “I remember playing at West Ham last year and it was a very tough game for us at Fulham. I think we lost 3-0! It’s not easy to come here [as the away side] and take points away.” last_img read more

David Roza wins Jerry Kaufman Memorial 5K

first_imgELLSWORTH — Ellsworth American reporter David Roza won the 10th running of the Jerry Kaufman Memorial 5K with a time of 17 minutes, 10 seconds on Saturday.The race was held in honor of the late Jerry Kaufman, who died of ALS in 2008. Proceeds went toward the ALS Maine Collaborative and Hancock County HomeCare & Hospice. Below is a list of the race’s top-50 finishers.David Roza, 17 minutes, 10 secondsSeth Young, 17:50Bradford Eslin, 18:59Bob Ciano, 19:09Rob Shea, 19:28Chris Holt, 19:34Evan Merchant, 19:40Nick Brown, 19:55Kris Garcia, 20:10Chris Wentworth, 21:06Adam Murphy, 21:09Jason Geroux, 21:15Austin Townsend Jr., 21:28Zac Gilhooley, 21:37Robert Jordan, 21:48Cody Parker, 22:38Joshua Torrance, 22:49James Kearns, 23:12Laura Anderson, 23:21Mark Libby, 23:23Chris Heel, 23:36Tony Santiago, 24:16Evan Strout, 24:39Steve Sullivan, 25:01Lisa Kearns, 25:07Tom Kirby, 25:08Sara Shea, 25:15Veronica Wentworth, 25:38Michele Gagnon, 25:43Meaghan Geroux, 25:52Tonya Worcester, 27:02Susanna Fay, 27:14Christa Brey, 27:24Lloyd Harmon, 27:36Michael Madell, 27:43Jennifer Sargent, 27:54Trish Newcomb, 28:05Chris Lanigan, 28:06Emma Redimarker, 28:06Anna Strout, 28:07Bailey Bishoff, 28:07Jennifer Torrance, 28:09Tara Skeate, 28:20Mitchell Kogut, 28:26Elizabeth Williams, 28:34Stephen Fay, 28:46Tamera Murphy, 29:04Jane Ham, 29:26Marion Frehill, 29:45Elissa Chesler, 29:49This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more