Wayne Rooney far from spent force, claims David Beckham

first_img Press Association Although they did not play together at Manchester United, Beckham and Rooney have been close friends for many years due to their involvement with England. Beckham was captain when Rooney made his international debut 12 years ago and the pair went on to play at two major tournaments together. “He got to a certain age and then he dropped into midfield a lot more and played that central role. I think Wayne will do the same. “He’s an out-and-out goalscorer, but I think at the end of the day with Wayne, he’s proved he can step into the midfield and play. “If you’re comfortable on the ball, as players such as Wayne and Giggsy are you can do that.” :: The UNICEF game featuring, which pits a Great Britain & Ireland XI v a Rest of the World XI is on 14 November, 3pm, at Old Trafford. Tickets available from manutd.com Rooney became England’s record goalscorer last month, but his form at United has not been great this season. The 29-year-old has found the net just once in the Barclays Premier League, but that does not mean he is a fading force, according to Beckham. “I don’t think you can ever write off a player that’s scored the number of goals he has for England and Manchester United,” said the former United midfielder, who was speaking at a press conference to publicise a charity match for UNICEF that he is playing in at Old Trafford. “Being the player he is and has been over the years, you can never write off someone like that. “Players like that can always make you eat your words.” Rooney started the season as United’s main striker, but Louis van Gaal has shifted his skipper into the number 10 role since Anthony Martial joined from Monaco. The United manager deployed Rooney as a central midfielder at times last term, and that is where Beckham believes the England captain is destined to end his career. Beckham said: “I think when you get older, you have to adapt your play. Ryan Giggs was a prime example. David Beckham has warned Wayne Rooney’s critics they will soon be made to eat their words. last_img read more

David James: David de Gea would not be Real Madrid’s number one

first_img It is likely that without his inspirational form over the course of the past season United would have dropped so many points that they would again have failed to qualify for the Champions League, but intriguingly James hinted that he considers the Spaniard to not be sufficiently commanding and that he could be contributing to the numerous attacks that have come United’s way. “I do a lot of analysis and I’ve got a lot of friends in analysis: I’ve got a theory, I can’t tell you because I haven’t got to the end of it yet, but it’s to do with a lot of goalkeepers having to make a loads of saves and others not having to make loads of saves,” he explained. “De Gea seems to make a lot of saves for Manchester United. “For a side that are supposed to be so good, I don’t think it’s just the midfield.” :: David James was speaking at the launch of Carlsberg¹s Beer¹s Beauty range of male grooming products, with all proceeds from sales of the range going to the Movember Foundation. To sign-up to Movember, please visit: http://monetwork.co/beerdbeauty David James believes that David de Gea has not yet joined Real Madrid because the goalkeeper fears becoming Keylor Navas’ deputy at The Bernabeu. Even though he then signed a new contract to remain at United until at least 2019, it is widely considered likely that Real will revive and complete the transfer next summer and that De Gea will remain there for the long term. James, however, despite remaining convinced by De Gea’s qualities, does not believe that is the case. He instead admires Costa Rican Navas to the extent that in addition to once recommending him to Arsenal, he considers him superior to De Gea, a goalkeeper many regard as the world’s best. “You look at Navas at Real Madrid, it’s no wonder De Gea didn’t go there,” said James from the Carlsberg Green Room at Ted¹s Grooming Room in Soho. “When you think that Navas is such a good goalkeeper that De Gea wasn’t necessarily going to be the number one anyway. “I think it was possibly a reason, because Navas is awesome. He has been for a few years now. I enquired a couple of years ago to Arsene Wenger, ‘Why don’t you go for Navas, £8million or £10million buy-out?’ He had (David) Ospina on his card, he went for Ospina, didn’t he? “Navas has had an exceptional start to the season in Spain and justified my theory that he is up there, if I say the top three – as a loose number – in the world because he is that good. “I think he is (better than De Gea), yeah. I think his all-round game, he’s got a lot more about him. (But) don’t get me wrong, David de Gea’s performed at an amazing level over the last three years.” Since Sir Alex Ferguson’s 2013 retirement, and to some minds even before then, De Gea has been United’s most important player in their attempts to arrest their decline. It is for that reason that James also suspects De Gea will remain at Manchester United beyond next summer, and why he signed a new four-year contract at the club. On the last day of the summer transfer window the goalkeeper appeared set to join Real until the long-awaited, proposed move unexpectedly collapsed during its final stages. Press Associationlast_img read more

Trump at Mar-a-lago for Easter but remains focused on Mueller report

first_imgBefore leaving Washington, Trump said he felt vindicated by the report.However, Democrats are now demanding access to the full, unredacted version of the report amid calls for impeachment. President Trump is in Florida for the holiday Easter weekend, but he remains focused on the Mueller report.Saturday morning, in a series tweets, Trump said the special counsel probe should never have been authorized in the first place and was written “as nastily as possible” by “Angry Democrats who were true Trump Haters.”Despite the fact that the Mueller Report should not have been authorized in the first place & was written as nastily as possible by 13 (18) Angry Democrats who were true Trump Haters, including highly conflicted Bob Mueller himself, the end result is No Collusion, No Obstruction!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 20, 2019 He also tweeted that the “Fake News Media is doing everything possible” to anger” as many people as possible.”Trump later Tweeted the following video:pic.twitter.com/yoWCQLuxbD— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 20, 2019last_img read more

Epstein Autopsy Shows Broken Neck Bones

first_imgAn autopsy performed on Jeffrey Epstein showed he “sustained multiple breaks in his neck bones.” According to reports, the bones broken in Epstein’s neck included the hyoid bone, which is near the Adam’s apple. This sort of break can happen when a person hangs themselves or dies by strangulation according to forensics experts.Autopsy finds broken bones in Jeffrey Epstein’s neck, deepening questions around his death https://t.co/81Pj7KuT0g— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 15, 2019last_img read more

Woman killed during gender reveal party mishap

first_imgAuthorities in Iowa are reporting that a 56-year-old woman was killed during a mishap at a gender reveal party.The incident occurred Saturday around 4:00 pm in rural Knoxville, Iowa.Police say they were called to the home after a person was injured in an explosion:“It was reported that a female had been seriously injured in the explosion,” police said in a press release. “Local Fire departments, emergency medical services, and law enforcement responded to the scene where a 56-year-old female was pronounced deceased on scene.”Investigators found that the woman had been hit by a piece of shrapnel as a direct result of the method used during the gender reveal.No other details about the incident including the victim’s identity, are currently available.last_img read more

Man arrested after hitting a woman with a bat for refusing to get him a cheeseburger

first_imgA 26-year-old Pennsylvanian man has been arrested after he reportedly struck a woman over the head with a baseball bat because she refused to get him a cheeseburger.According to the report, the incident occurred on Wednesday on the 600 block of Bedford Street in Johnstown.Officials say the suspect Michael Felton, began arguing with the victim about getting him a cheeseburger and when she refused, he retrieved a bat and struck her with it.The victim was taken to the hospital where she was treated for a head injury, while Felton was taken into police custody on charges of aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person.It is unclear how the victim and the suspect know each other.last_img read more

Rosanne Barr Endorses “Deplatformed” Friend Laura Loomer for Florida’s 21st Congressional Seat

first_imgLoomer and Barr are friends. Loomer says they bonded over the fact that she and Barr were both “deplatformed.”Barr tweeted in May 2018 a “joke” where she referred to former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett as “planet of the apes,” which led to ABC ending her TV show Roseanne.“Roseanne loved the fact that I put illegal aliens on Nancy Pelosi’s lawn, and that’s one of the reasons she put me on her podcast last year because she thought it was brilliant performance art.”In October of the same year, Loomer was kicked off Twitter for criticizing Rep. Ilhan Omar as “anti-Jewish” and part of a religion in which “homosexuals are oppressed.”“They’ve tried to destroy her livelihood and her reputation for making a joke. She used to be a member of the Left. but she realizes the importance of protecting free speech and our constitutional values like freedom of expression,” Loomer said about Barr. Barr will begin campaigning with Loomer in Palm Beach, Florida, and will hold a fundraiser “as soon as the coronavirus passes.” Loomer confirmed to the Washington Examiner that her campaign has raised more than $400,000 to support her congressional bid. Roseanne Barr has just endorsed far-right activist Laura Loomer and plans to help her fundraise and campaign against Democrat Rep. Lois Frankel in Florida’s 21st District congressional race.Priceless:How much longer is the media going to ignore #lauraloomer who BTW is still trending on the platforms she is banned from.@therealroseanne @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/h3td1mGuIz— Carl Higbie (@CarlHigbie) March 13, 2020last_img read more

Will a Spike in COVID-19 Cases lead to another Lockdown in Florida?

first_imgA record rise in the number of positive coronavirus cases in Florida has many fearing another statewide stay-at-home order.Saturday was the third consecutive day the state reported a staggering amount of new infections.The increase in cases could be fueled in part by protestors marching in mass gatherings following the death of George Floyd, and businesses gradually resuming their reopenings.An additional 2,581 coronavirus cases were reported statewide on Saturday, setting a new daily record, according to the Florida Department of Health.This includes 214 new cases among Broward County residents and startling 576 new cases in Miami-Dade.“It does concern me to see these numbers going up, particularly when I’m looking at hospitalizations, as they go up,” said Dr. Aileen Marty from the Florida International University College of Medicine.Doctor Marty studies infectious diseases at FIU and attributes part of the rise to the recent protests.“That brought a lot of people together, some of whom were not careful and got too close together, and of course were shouting, which helps the virus,”While many beaches and businesses are also reopening, Dr. Marty said it may be too soon to know if that is also contributing to the alarming, statewide spike.“We want to have the economy open, but we can only do that if we’re all recognizing that there is this incredibly dangerous virus,” said Dr. Marty.It’s a trend Miami Mayor Francis Suarez is also watching closely.“There are major concerns as the cases continue to rise,” said Mayor Suarez.“We have been data driven since the first day, and we are going to continue to be data driven,” he said. “We may have to make some decisions after this weekend.”last_img read more

13 Haitian migrants stranded at sea rescued near Martin County

first_imgMartin County Sheriff’s Office marine units assisted the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Border Patrol in rescuing 13 people, nine men, three women and a 4-month-old baby, who were stranded at sea for almost a week.Officials said the migrants were located Friday several miles offshore and they told officials they were seeking a better life.  According to the sheriff’s office, the boat originated from Haiti and lost power at some point, becoming afloat for an unknown period of time until it was spotted.Officials say one of the women and her child were suffering dehydration.All passengers were turned over to the Coast Guard.last_img read more

New Tropical Wave off Africa Could Become TS Josephine

first_imgWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A tropical wave moving away from the African Coast has been given a 60 percent chance for development.Over the next few days, as this tropical wave moves west, it will be in an environment that is favorable for development and may become Tropical Depression No. 11 or possibly Tropical Storm Josephine.However, computer models say it could run into some problems by the end of the week.As the system approaches the Eastern Caribbean, it will encounter some pretty intense wind shear, and at present all the models have it falling apart by Friday or Saturday.So, we’ll continue to watch it, but at the moment it does not look like a threat of any kind to anyone.last_img read more