Shaun Wright-Phillips details failed Arsenal move as Chelsea swooped to sign him

first_imgAdvertisement Shaun Wright-Phillips was courted by Arsenal in his pomp (Picture: Getty Images)Shaun Wright-Phillips could have moved to Arsenal instead of Chelsea in the summer of 2005 if Arsene Wenger hadn’t insisted on delaying a move until the next transfer window.The winger was at the height of his powers in 2005, having been voted into the PFA Team of the Year for his performances for Manchester City, scoring 10 goals over the 2004/05 season.This was pre-investment City and the bigger clubs were circling for their star man, with Chelsea and Arsenal interested in signing Wright-Phillips.Given his dad Ian is a Gunners legend, Arsenal may have seemed the obvious destination, but Wenger wanted to wait until January to do the deal, something Wright-Phillips was not prepared to do.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘They came in for me at the same time as Chelsea, but Arsene Wenger wanted to wait until January,’ Wright-Phillips told FourFourTwo.‘I’ve always been brought up to strike while the iron’s hot, because you never know what’s going to happen a week later.‘If I’d got injured, I might have missed both opportunities. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 28 Apr 2020 11:14 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link577Shares Shaun Wright-Phillips details failed Arsenal move as Chelsea swooped to sign him Comment Advertisement Wright-Phillips went on to win the Premier League with Chelsea (Picture: Getty Images)‘Dad (Ian Wright) told me, “Son, of course I’d love it if you played for Arsenal, but we’ve got to take you where you fit best.” ‘We didn’t have to make a choice – Arsene made the decision for us.’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 CityWenger had openly spoken about his admiration for Wright-Phillips at the time and his interest in signing the young attacker, but why he wasn’t ready to make the move in the summer of 2005 isn’t clear.Speaking in 2004, Wenger said: ‘He is a guy we have an eye on and we follow his progress. He will be a major threat to us, has a tremendous work-rate and tremendous penetrating power.‘He is a Wright – and the Wrights have a big love affair with Arsenal. He is an interesting player, a winner and I like his attitude.’Shaun would sign for Chelsea for £21m, winning the Premier League title in 2006 and FA Cup the following season.MORE: Arsenal, Man Utd and Liverpool all interested in Monaco striker Wissam Ben YedderMORE: Chelsea ready to offload Jorginho if they beat Man Utd and Arsenal to Declan Rice transferFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more

Exotic Port Douglas mansion to be auctioned in Sydney

first_imgONE of Port Douglas’ most iconic properties is set to attract the attention of the world’s rich and famous as it heads to auction next month.“Tanamera”, an award-winning mansion in one of Australia’s most exclusive tropical locations, will be sold under the hammer on May 8 with the highly-anticipated Sydney-based sales event a rare opportunity for buyers to acquire this stunning Northern Queensland home.Exotic Port Douglas mansion ‘Tanamera’ to go under the hammer next monthDesigned and built to blend into the side of tightly-held Flagstaff Hill, Tanamera captures panoramic views from the famous Four Mile Beach across to the hinterland of the Daintree Hills.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:08Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:08 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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 Rate1xFullscreenDream Home: Buderim02:08 Related videos 02:08Dream Home: Buderim00:32Mediterranean style mansion with wine cave02:10Dream Home: Manly01:31Lana’s Dream Home: favourite rooms01:19Dream Home: Buderim Qld01:36Dream Home: BrookfieldIts international owners spent four years planning and executing the concept of their dream home which was inspired by years of travel throughout East Africa and Asia.Exotic Port Douglas mansion ‘Tanamera’ to go under the hammer next monthOf particular significance to the multi-level feng shui design is the integral use of water through a series of cascading waterfalls and ponds.Internal gardens create a harmonious connection to the outside environment while the master retreat with spa pool takes its influence from East African safari lodges.=+More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Exotic Port Douglas mansion ‘Tanamera’ to go under the hammer next monthQueensland Sotheby’s International Realty principal Paul Arthur said the 2446sq m property would be ideal as a second residence, corporate retreat or holiday rental.Exotic Port Douglas mansion ‘Tanamera’ to go under the hammer next month“Located in a premier international tourist destination, within easy reach of Cairns Airport, this property is the perfect haven for interstate buyers seeking a five-star escape,” he said.“Similarly, it’s very well suited to Australian expatriates or, with FIRB approval, foreign investors.”Exotic Port Douglas mansion ‘Tanamera’ to go under the hammer next monthOpportunity also awaits a buyer interested in high yield returns and lucrative rental income.The property will be auctioned on May 8 at Intercontinental Sydney Double Bay, 33 Cross St, Sydney at 5.30pm.last_img read more

How to get the best house on any street

first_imgGreville Pabst WBP group chief executive supplied image November 2018Ray White Carina principal Andrew McSweeney said the three elements could provide the perfect recipe for most buyers which, in turn, increases the levels of competition and therefore contract values. “Camp Hill and Carina locations (for example) are very popular for families due to the amazing schooling opportunities on offer, making the specific suburbs a high priority when considering a purchase,” Mr McSweeney said. “Wide streets wrapped by parks and green belts engulf these suburbs and specific streets that are elevated and capture a beautiful city or suburban vista are a massive plus. “Further to the streets, the position of the property on the block, on the high or low side of the street, or a commanding corner block, can also increase buyers’ interest levels.’’ 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 estate01:59Location, location, location is probably the most well-known phrase in real estate.And as the experts explain, finding a well-positioned property is vital not just for lifestyle, but for long-term value too.Greville Pabst, the chief executive of property valuations and advisory firm, WBP Group, said the phrase could be broken down into three levels – the suburb, the street and the position of the property itself – and each was equally important.“Just because you’ve got the first location right doesn’t mean you’ve made it,” Mr Pabst said. This house at 70 Brisbane Avenue Camp Hill is on the marketRay White West End principal Luke O’Kelly agrees, saying location was key to a property’s value. But he warned it was not as simple as buying in a sought-after suburb.“If the property is on a main road, backs on to a train line or has construction work adjacent, these may negatively affect the properties value and capital growth,” Mr O’Kelly said. “On the flip side, if the property is in a suburb that is not classed as ‘blue chip’ but it has great access to transport, is located next to a park or has amazing views, these all contribute in a positive way on sale day. “Particularly in suburbs that are adjacent to blue-chip suburbs (that can) leverage off their neighbours’ reputation.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoLocation on a street can also play a major part in considering a property’s valueBut he said most things were negotiable.“Quite often the location is more important than the actual position as many buyers are buying for school catchments,” Mr O’Kelly said. “In our local area, parts of Highgate Hill are in the Brisbane State High catchment and others streets are not. “This catchment map can play a significant role in what a buyer is willing to pay.”Cohen Handler buyers’ agent Jacob Butler said there were “good and bad parts of most suburbs”, even in the sought-after blue-chip suburbs. He said the same could apply in a single street.“When buyers are looking at comparable sales to try to determine the value of a home, it’s important to understand the difference between the properties,” he said. center_img Two houses in the same street and in the same suburb can have vastly different values. Picture: THINKSTOCKMr Butler said considerations included whether a property had views, was on a sloping block, could be flood-affected, the zoning, school catchments and location on the street.“Just because the property next door is a similar home and sold for X, does not mean that it is worth the same,” he said. “As an example there are a handful of streets in Hawthorne which are inside the highly sought-after Bulimba State School catchment, however only some houses in a few of those streets are inside the catchment, which means that there could be a premium for one house, and not the other. “A street like Wentworth Parade in Balmoral can also have polar pricing in that one side of the street has city views yet the other doesn’t have an outlook at all. “This can mean that there is a million dollar difference for the same style house on a similar sized block just across the street.”last_img read more

Justice Stephenson-Brooks orders victim impact assessment in indecent assault trial

first_img Tweet 27 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Justice Stephenson-Brooks orders victim impact assessment in indecent assault trial by: – October 10, 2011center_img Share Share High Court Judge Bernie Stephenson Brooks this morning ordered that a victim impact assessment be conducted by staff of the Social Services in an indecent assault trial.Justice Stephenson-Brooks allocated three weeks in which time the Social Services should meet with the victim, whose name will not be mentioned because she is a minor, and her family to assist Her Ladyship in making an informed decision.The defendant R.A who entered a not-guilty plea on the 26th of September, 2011 at the opening of the September Criminal Assizes, this morning changed his plea to guilty.According to the facts presented to the Court by attorney Clement Joseph of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, on the 24th of December, 2009 the victim who was eleven years at the time returned home at Castle Bruce with her mother and the accused, who was at the time in a relationship with the victim’s mother.While at home the victim changed her clothes and went to the kitchen for water and the defendant stood next to the victim without saying anything, he grabbed her buttocks, squeezed it and no words were exchanged between them at that time. The victim proceeded downstairs to the bathroom and the defendant had gone down there before the victim. The victim wearing only an underwear and bath towel wrapped around her and when she met the defendant downstairs, he pulled the towel and pulled her towards him with her back towards him, rubbing himself on her. The victim went to bathe and after went upstairs and told her mother what had taken place. Her mother confronted the defendant in the presence of the victim and he said he was sorry for what happened and would like to be forgiven by both the mother and the victim.On the 13th of March, 2011 the mother made a report at the Castle Bruce Police Station where the investigations commenced and another confrontation was held between the victim and the defendant in the presence of the grandmother of the victim, where he admitted to the offense. He was then arrested and charged and a Preliminary Inquiry held.Attorney at Law Mr David Bruney in making a plea in mitigation for his client told the Court that his client is a thirty-seven year old with an employment history with H.H.V. Whitchurch as a mobile salesman for the past six years and by his inquiry indicates that the defendant is a valuable member of staff.According to Mr Bruney, his client is a peaceful person and one positive aspect which has resulted from this unfortunate matter is that the Defendant pleaded guilty and has not allowed the victim to go through a trial.Mr Bruney also said the victim can feel vindicated that society has protected her and that the perpetrator of this unfortunate act is facing punishment.He further informed the Court that his victim does not have any previous convictions and before today was seen as an upstanding member of his grouping, that it is unfortunate that this type of matter has brought him before the Court, and he therefore requests that some type of counseling be ordered for him to be sure that he is not going to re-offend.Mr Bruney says his client has shown genuine remorse and the shame he feels having perpetrated this act has touched him deeply. He said further that the defendant immediately asked for forgiveness according to the facts presented by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, and that based on his investigations this was an isolated event as the victim was brave enough to report it, she would have also reported if a similar incident occurred.Mr Bruney told the Court he is comfortable enough to say that his client can still be a valuable member of society and asked the Court not to impose a custodial sentence on him. He further stated that a suspended sentence with counseling which will examine what was in the Defendant’s head at the time, what caused a law abiding man to perpetrate this appalling act.Justice Stephenson-Brooks informed the Court that she agrees with Mr Bruney that the Defendant needs counseling but would need a report as to what kind of counseling should be ordered. She therefore ordered that the Social Services also meet with the defendant and a report submitted to the Court to assist her in making an informed decision.The trial has been adjourned until the 14th of November, 2011 and the defendant was warned to return to Court on that date as the terms and conditions of his bail continue.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

DILG: Sustain road clearing beyond Sept. 29 deadline

first_imgILOILO City – Tomorrow, Sept. 29, isPresident Rodrigo Duterte’s deadline for local government units to reclaimpublic roads being used for private ends. However, according to the Departmentof Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 6, road clearing operationsshould be sustained to ensure no obstructions would make a return to publicroads and sidewalks. “Kasiif iwanan ito ng mga local officials,ang tendency babalik itong mga na-clear natin.Ang mga sidewalk vendors, pag wala tayong monitoring, ang tendency magbagablik,” said Iglesia. DILG also reminded all city andmunicipal mayors that they have the power to discipline village chiefs who arenegligent or uncooperative in the clearing efforts. In a statement yesterday, DILG’scentral office in Metro Manila announced its teams will be visiting localgovernment units (LGUs) for an assessment of their compliance. “It doesn’t mean tapos na ang roadclearing after the deadline. This is a continuing responsibility of all thelocal officials down to the barangay level. Itotalaga ‘yung trabaho,” said Director Ariel Iglesia. He also reminded local officials toprohibit illegal parking on public roads.center_img In fact, said Iglesia, the President’sroad clearing order was just a reiteration of existing laws, rules andregulations that local government officials should have been enforcing. “Under the Local Government Code, youare the primary disciplining authority over your Punong Barangays, therefore,we urge you to utilize your powers – without fear or favor – whenever necessaryand make them accountable for their performance,” the DILG said./PN “Those who are found to benon-compliant will be issued show cause orders by (DILG) Secretary (Eduardo)Año before their names are submitted to the President,” according to the DILG. “We will form a team to validate theroad clearing after the deadline. Members will be from the Bureau of FireProtection, Philippine National Police, civil society organizations, and DILG,”said Iglesia. The department earlier warned thatlocal officials who fail to comply with the president’s directive would facesanctions ranging from a reprimand, suspension, to dismissal from the service.last_img read more

Wonch can’t be caught at Crystal

first_imgAustin Wonch topped the Saturday feature for IMCA Modifieds at Crystal Motor Speedway. (Photo by Christine Hale)CRYSTAL, Mich. (May 13) – Austin Wonch was the Lane Automotive IMCA Modified winner Satur­day at Crystal Motor Speedway during the annual Janet Zeigler Memorial Yes 2 Kids Night event, held in honor of the long-time track employee.Brenten DeYoung lead the opening laps with Wonch and Mitchell Hunt following. Rusty Zeigler brought the event to a halt as he went off the turn one berm.When racing resumed, Wonch pulled along side and then in front of DeYoung to take the lead with Hunt moving to second. The two stayed in those positions for most of the race.Coming out of turn four for the checkers, Hunt mounted one last challenge but Wonch but went on to the win.last_img

Harvard, Brown meet in conference play

first_imgPLENTY OF EXPERIENCE: Each team has relied heavily on their seniors this year. Brandon Anderson, Zach Hunsaker and Joshua Howard have combined to score 48 percent of Brown’s points this season. For Harvard, Chris Lewis, Noah Kirkwood, Robert Baker and Justin Bassey have collectively accounted for 48 percent of all Harvard scoring, including 66 percent of the team’s points over its last five games.DEFENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS: The Bears have given up just 67.4 points per game to Ivy League opponents so far, an improvement from the 72.6 per game they allowed to non-conference foes.ACCURATE ANDERSON: Anderson has connected on 31.1 percent of the 103 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 6 of 29 over the last five games. He’s also converted 78.2 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: Brown is 0-7 this year when it scores 63 points or fewer and 10-1 when it scores at least 64.THREAT FROM DISTANCE: Brown’s Hunsaker has attempted 112 3-pointers and connected on 31.3 percent of them, and is 8 for 14 over the last three games.DID YOU KNOW: Brown gets to the line more often than any other Ivy League team. The Bears have averaged 19.8 free throws per game this season, including 24 per game against conference opponents. Associated Press ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditHarvard (14-6, 3-2) vs. Brown (10-8, 3-2)Paul Bailey Pizzitola Sports Center, Providence, Rhode Island; Saturday, 6 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Brown hosts Harvard in an Ivy League matchup. Harvard won 78-77 at Yale in its last outing. Brown is coming off a 67-65 home win over Dartmouth in its most recent game.center_img February 8, 2020 Harvard, Brown meet in conference playlast_img read more

No concern over Cisse fitness

first_imgQPR striker Djibril Cisse should be fit to make his home debut against Wolves on Saturday despite being taken off at Aston Villa.Rangers’ new signing scored on his first appearance for the club and was hugely impressive.He was substituted in the second half of the 2-2 draw because of slight cramp rather than an injury, and is not expected to have any problems making the squad this weekend.AdChoices广告Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

NPFL: Enyimba Holds Insurance to another Draw in Benin

first_imgDepending champions Lobi Stars also stay second from the bottom following the 1-1 draw with Katsina United in Makurdi.In another rescheduled match in Group B, Akwa United picked one point from the 2-2 draw away to Gombe United and stays in third place. They are two points behind both FC Ifeanyi Ubah and El-Kanemi Warriors at the top of the log while Yobe Desert Stars who lost 2-1 to Kada City in Kaduna remains at the bottom of the table.NPFL RESULTS(Rescheduled Matches)Kada City 2-1 Yobe StarsInsurance 0-0 Enyimba FCGombe Utd 2-2 Akwa UtdRemo Stars 2-1 WikkiLobi Stars 1-1 Katsina UtdShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Bendel Insurance recorded the sixth draw since returning to the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) at home in Benin City against visiting Enyimba FC yesterday.The goalless draw in the rescheduled game means the Edo Arsenal remains in the drop zone of Group A of the abridged 2018/19 NPFL season while Enyimba on the other hand remains third on the log.Remo Stars defeated Wikki Tourists 2-1 in Sagamu to move to fifth spot on the log with 11 points from seven matches.last_img read more

New website advises about DADT repeal

first_imgMembers of the Military Acceptance Project, an organization started by graduate students from the USC School of Social Work, launched a website earlier this month to educate service members about the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell.”The site features articles, training materials and other sources of information designed to give information and support to all military members in light of the repeal of don’t ask, don’t tell, the policy that prohibited lesbian, gay or bisexual service members from, discussing their sexual orientation. The bill to repeal the policy was passed in 2010.The Military Acceptance Project provides links and information to services that offer help and support LGB service members.MAP was co-founded by Kristen Kavanaugh, a former Marine Corps captain and graduate of the United States Naval Academy. Kavanaugh, a first-year graduate student working toward a master’s degree in social work, said she got the idea to create the organization after she began her studies at USC in January.“My social welfare class was given an assignment to advocate for an oppressed or marginalized population,” Kavanaugh said. “The implementation of the repeal of don’t ask, don’t tell was on my mind, and I suggested that we advocate for lesbian, gay and bisexual service members affected by the passage of the repeal.”Jasper Kump, a public relations associate from the MAP, said the organizations’ central mission is to encourage others to be more accepting of all former, current and future service members, especially those who have been marginalized for any reason.Currently, MAP is focusing solely on issues relating to the LGB community, but will seek to expand the issues they cover in the future.Kump said the effects of DADT have long been felt by LGB service members. The MAP combines its members’ passions for the military and helping others into one organization that seeks to better understand how we can help the LGB community.“It is our hope that the website will not only provide information regarding the repeal of don’t ask, don’t tell, but will also serve as a catalyst to help educate, enlighten, and empower all members of the military to treat each other with understanding, respect, and equality,” Kump said.Jane Allgood, a clinical associate professor of social work who oversaw the project from its inception, said MAP has already had an immediate impact on the USC community.“[The MAP] further demonstrates how USC is on the forefront in providing social work services to the military,” Allgood said. “The School of Social Work is the first in the country to have a true focus on military social work, and to have the structure we do for research on the military and their families.”The reaction to the MAP so far has been positive, according to Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh has also received encouraging feedback from both the LGB and the straight communities, as well as both military members and civilians.Kump said the organization has faced very few challenges in its early stages.“We’ve been pleasantly surprised by how many people are not only supportive but also excited about the work we’re beginning,” Kavanaugh said. “The Department of Defense as well as branches of the military were all interested, and cooperated with us in sourcing information for the site, providing us with training materials, and serving as a contact for anonymous feedback from LGB service members.”Nick Borrelli, a first-year graduate student in social work who also works with the MAP, said he has seen many people, not just at USC but around southern California, request additional information about DADT’s repeal and its significance for the LGB community.“I’ve had so many classmates interning at the Department of Veteran Affairs in San Diego asking them to pass on this knowledge,” Borrelli said. “They have clients asking them questions directly related to what we’re working on, and these resources that we have would be amazing for them.”The MAP hopes to aid LGB service members for many years to come, even after Kavanaugh and her fellow students receive their degrees from USC.“Our team understands that the project does not end at the close of the semester, but is committed to continuing the project until there is no longer a need for it,” Allgood said.last_img read more