Sherwood: Eriksen ‘nowhere near’ De Bruyne

first_imgManchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne is on another level compared to Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen, according to Tim Sherwood. After setting up both of City’s goals in a controversial 2-2 draw with Spurs on Saturday, the Belgian proved how big of an impact he can have this season for Pep Guardiola’s side. De Bruyne already has three assists to his name this campaign, one more than he managed in the league last season when the 28-year-old was restricted to 19 appearances due to injury.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Fit again, the City midfielder appears to be firing on all fronts, with a former Tottenham manager declaring he put a Spurs star in his shadow.  “We talked about Eriksen before the game and how important he is to Tottenham, and we think he’s a world class player, if you’re talking of world class, he’s nowhere near the level of this kid,” Sherwood said on Optus Sport. “This kid Kevin De Bruyne is top, he could play anywhere in the world, he is the most valuable player at this moment in time for Manchester City.  “He pops up everywhere. He’s so important to this side, they won the league last season without him for a large portion, that is a huge plus. “He keeps himself fit, I don’t see anyone stopping him, he is unbelievable.”   De Bruyne set the Premier League alight in the 2017-18 season, bagging eight goals and 16 assists as he guided City to the domestic title. Though City managed to defend their crown without him for large patches last season, Guardiola is in no doubt over just how important the Belgian can be.  “Unfortunately, last season we missed him a lot. We did incredibly well without him, but we are stronger with him,” Guardiola said in July. “Last season he didn’t have a holiday, but he has had more time to rest and he came back like he did two seasons ago. “Hopefully he can keep his level. He’s incredibly positive in his mind and his quality speaks for itself. “He’s a guy who likes to play football. He’s a huge competitor. What we want now is to be calm and not get injuries.” After VAR denied City a winning goal against Tottenham on Saturday, Guardiola’s side will be hoping to bounce back next Sunday when they travel to Bournemouth.  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Actor who plays most interesting man in the world in beer ad

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Actor who plays most interesting man in the world in beer ad backs anti-land mine group in Vt. MANCHESTER, Vt. – An actor known in beer commercials as the most interesting man in the world is supporting an international non-profit group with an office in his Vermont hometown that’s working with survivors of land mine explosions.Jonathan Goldsmith closes his Dos Equis commercials with “stay thirsty, my friend.” He says he first became aware of the work done by Clear Path International when he moved to Manchester almost three years ago and met its co-founder James Hathaway.He says wars may be over but land mines are “waiting to ruin some kid’s life or some poor farmer’s life.”Clear Path was founded in 2000 and is based in Bainbridge Island, Wash. It operates in places including Afghanistan, Cambodia and Vietnam and along the border between Thailand and Myanmar. by The Associated Press Posted May 29, 2013 9:44 pm MDT read more

Several firms fail to comply with global transparency initiative

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUS gives support for Guyana to pursue transparency in extractive sectorOctober 7, 2016In “2017 Pre-Budget consultations underway”Guyana’s application for EITI candidature approvedOctober 25, 2017Similar postGuyana seeking membership in extractive industries global bodyJune 27, 2016In “Mining” Several firms operating in the country’s extractive sector have failed to comply with a global transparency initiative being undertaken by the Guyana Government.The initiative, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), is a global standard to promote accountable management of oil, gas, and mineral resources.Guyana just completed and submitted its first EITI report. However, out of nine companies identified to partake, only seven complied.Addressing media operatives on Friday, Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman stated that the EITI procedure is currently voluntary, which enables companies to determine whether or not their data should be released.“I believe that scoring seven out of nine on the first go is an excellent score to achieve. I believe that for reasons best known to the companies, they chose not to participate. We didn’t get a sense that it was a refusal, rather an opting out at this moment,” he explained.However, Trotman said legislation may be needed to ensure companies comply.It was reported just a few days ago on Wednesday that total revenues from the sector in the 2017 fiscal year amounted to $20.8 Billion.The Guyana Gold Board, to which gold declarations are made, accounted for 33 per cent of this revenue. This is followed by the Guyana Revenue Authority, 32 per cent and the Ministry of Finance, 18 per cent.Gold and other minerals contributed $17.4 Billion or 84 per cent of revenue from the extractive industries. On the other hand, oil and gas contributed $2.8 Billion or 14 per cent. Bauxite, one of Guyana’s oldest industries, contributed $479 Million or 2 per cent.The extractive industries’ contribution to exports has a dollar value of 193.2 Billion. Besides the sector’s contribution to exports, it contributed 9.3 per cent to total Government revenues and 4.2 per cent to Guyana’s total employment. Its contribution to Guyana’s overall Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was 20 per cent. read more

Body found with single gunshot wound to head

The dam where the body was found.The body of a 45-year-old man was this morning discovered at a dam at Naarstigheid, West Coast of Berbice (WCB).He has been identified as Suraj Sookdeo, also called “Terry”, of Number 11 Village, WCB.Suraj Sookdeo (left)According to his sister-in-law Bebi Bacchus, the man was last seen by the family at about 19:00h on Wednesday.According to the Bacchus, Sookdeo was in the habit of using of using illegal drugs and is a “known character” to the police.Police in Berbice are currently investigating the matter.Sookdeo, who lived with his brother and his wife, leaves to mourn one daughter. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related5 men charged with murdering Corentyne fishermanJune 3, 2016In “Court”Man stabbed by father died from perforation to lungsSeptember 10, 2018In “Crime”Berbice man found hanging with hands tied behind his back; cops launch probeFebruary 28, 2018In “latest news” read more